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January 27, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
There won't be any more necktie parties at the old "hanging tree," in Calabasas. The 12-foot oak tree, a landmark in the city's Old Town, toppled over during the night Wednesday, the victim of the recent storms, according to officials of the Leonis Adobe, a museum nearby. The tree, bereft of branches, had been dead for years, making it fragile and vulnerable to the elements, said Ray Phillips, president of Leonis Adobe Assn.
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February 20, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Light rain and moderate snow fell in Southern California on Monday, and forecasters said there's more on the way. The National Weather Service said high-altitude jet-stream winds are continuing to funnel the winter storm track through Southern California, with rain and snow expected Thursday and Friday and again on Sunday. However, none of these storms is expected to be as strong as the one that dumped up to 7 inches of rain in the foothills and up to 6 feet of snow in the mountains a week ago.
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February 14, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days of rain caused a fair share of mischief on San Fernando Valley roads and sparked short-lived power outages but none of the mudslides, flooding or fatal accidents authorities had feared. Instead, the first real storm of the year was more like "Seattle in Los Angeles," Gary Ryan, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in Oxnard, said of the almost steady drizzle and gloomy skies.
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January 13, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rain raked the streets for the third day in a row Friday, driving down attendance at Arminta Street Elementary School as the downpour transformed the surrounding roads into a virtual moat. Mothers here could be seen lifting their children, backpacks and all, over the flooded gutters along Lankershim Boulevard as they hustled toward the school.
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February 10, 1998 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the cover of nearby bushes, they studied the lay of the land, the fall of the shadows from the floodlights, the movements of the police officers. When the time was right, the artifact hunters ducked under the yellow police tape to make a grab for the loot. All night Sunday and much of Monday, police officers chased off the bark burglars and twig thieves--mostly law-abiding neighbors whose despair over the loss of the 1,000-year-old Lang Oak tree momentarily overcame them.
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February 19, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Rigg relived the worst moments of her life last week as she watched television images of Adam Paul Bischoff being swept to his death by the rain-fed currents of the Los Angeles River. The doomed struggles of the Woodland Hills 15-year-old seemed, to Rigg, a cruel replay of the death of her fiance, Earl Higgins, a 29-year-old writer and producer who drowned 12 years ago while trying to rescue an 11-year-old boy from the river after a series of storms.
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February 22, 2000 | GREG KRIKORIAN and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A punishing winter storm drenched Southern California on Monday as high winds damaged homes and strong, steady rain led to hundreds of traffic accidents, including one that claimed a newlywed's life. Cristina Ibarra, 20, of Chatsworth died of injuries suffered when her husband of two days, Fernando Montoya, 21, lost control of their vehicle as the couple traveled east on the Simi Valley Freeway in Pacoima about 3:20 p.m.
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February 20, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Light rain and moderate snow fell in Southern California on Monday, and forecasters said there's more on the way. The National Weather Service said high-altitude jet-stream winds are continuing to funnel the winter storm track through Southern California, with rain and snow expected Thursday and Friday and again on Sunday. However, none of these storms is expected to be as strong as the one that dumped up to 7 inches of rain in the foothills and up to 6 feet of snow in the mountains a week ago.
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February 24, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's what happened Monday on the first day of Nissan Open week: Practice round at Valencia Country Club. Canceled. Qualifier at Western Hills. Canceled Qualifier at Los Serranos. Canceled. Fairways on holes No. 1, 10 and 18 at Valencia. Drowned. You were expecting maybe sunshine? If it's professional golf and it's California, this is what you get, at least this year. Because of the rain that has been pounding the area, courses have become so soggy that they have taken it to the extreme.
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February 27, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A helicopter filled with city officials lifted off into bright sun and clear skies Thursday, taking them on a tour of San Fernando Valley storm damage. Councilwoman Laura Chick could see 15 miles as the Los Angeles Fire Department aircraft hovered over endless turquoise swimming pools and palm trees on a day of 70-degree temperatures. "It's beach weather," she said as the red-and-white Bell 412 flew away from five homes in West Hills damaged by a recent mudslide.
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March 6, 2000 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The strongest storm of the year dumped between 1 and 2 inches of rain on much of the Los Angeles Basin on Sunday, boosting seasonal rainfall totals to nearly 80% of normal. Downtown Los Angeles, the start and finish of the wettest L.A. Marathon on record, received slightly more than 1.75 inches of rain by late afternoon. The downpours brought a flood of traffic accidents, jamming area freeways with eight SigAlerts within a matter of hours.
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February 22, 2000 | GREG KRIKORIAN and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A punishing winter storm drenched Southern California on Monday as high winds damaged homes and strong, steady rain led to hundreds of traffic accidents, including one that claimed a newlywed's life. Cristina Ibarra, 20, of Chatsworth died of injuries suffered when her husband of two days, Fernando Montoya, 21, lost control of their vehicle as the couple traveled east on the Simi Valley Freeway in Pacoima about 3:20 p.m.
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February 14, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days of rain caused a fair share of mischief on San Fernando Valley roads and sparked short-lived power outages but none of the mudslides, flooding or fatal accidents authorities had feared. Instead, the first real storm of the year was more like "Seattle in Los Angeles," Gary Ryan, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in Oxnard, said of the almost steady drizzle and gloomy skies.
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January 21, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first storm of the year dropped less than 2/10 of an inch of rain on the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, but it was enough to cause dozens of minor traffic accidents, many of which occurred during the morning commute. "A lot of times, [light rain] is worse than a heavy downpour," said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Anna Maria Fritz. "People think they can drive normally."
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June 25, 1998
February storms caused $3 million in damage locally, according to a status report submitted to the City Council this week. About $2 million of the repairs are expected to be covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency; the rest will come from the city's general fund, said public works Director John Clement. Most of the damage has been from landslides, he said.
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March 12, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' woefully inadequate sewer system--which allowed millions of gallons of sewer water to overflow into streets last month--could become an even greater problem for the city, potentially affecting new businesses in the worst areas and leading to a possible freeze on development in parts of South-Central Los Angeles, officials said Wednesday.
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February 9, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the storm the old tree died, and Sunday the people came to mourn. It was as if a relative or close friend had passed away, suddenly, unexpectedly. Onlookers stared in disbelief and some cried at the remains of the Lang Oak, seven stories high, believed to be 1,000 years old, the grandfather of the city's oaks. The tree toppled to its death Saturday night, a victim of pounding rains.
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March 12, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' woefully inadequate sewer system--which allowed millions of gallons of sewer water to overflow into streets last month--could become an even greater problem for the city, potentially affecting new businesses in the worst areas and leading to a possible freeze on development in parts of South-Central Los Angeles, officials said Wednesday.
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February 27, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A helicopter filled with city officials lifted off into bright sun and clear skies Thursday, taking them on a tour of San Fernando Valley storm damage. Councilwoman Laura Chick could see 15 miles as the Los Angeles Fire Department aircraft hovered over endless turquoise swimming pools and palm trees on a day of 70-degree temperatures. "It's beach weather," she said as the red-and-white Bell 412 flew away from five homes in West Hills damaged by a recent mudslide.
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February 24, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's what happened Monday on the first day of Nissan Open week: Practice round at Valencia Country Club. Canceled. Qualifier at Western Hills. Canceled Qualifier at Los Serranos. Canceled. Fairways on holes No. 1, 10 and 18 at Valencia. Drowned. You were expecting maybe sunshine? If it's professional golf and it's California, this is what you get, at least this year. Because of the rain that has been pounding the area, courses have become so soggy that they have taken it to the extreme.
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