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August 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Tropical Storm Fay brought some good news to the state's parched Everglades and Lake Okeechobee -- lots of water. The lake rose more than 2 feet in a single week. That's about 288 billion gallons, equivalent to about 84 days' worth of water for South Florida.
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SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest - the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Loyola Marymount: The Seaver School of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount is not for the faint of academic heart. But it's where a fair share of Loyola Marymount athletes - 27 of 395 to be exact - focus their studies.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011
'Water for Elephants' MPAA rating: PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content Running time: 2 hours, 2 minutes Playing: In general release
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest - the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Northridge: Above the desk on the left side of his office is an acknowledgment of what Marcelo Leonardi considers to be his proudest accomplishment as Cal State Northridge's women's water polo coach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1988
Caltrans workers will pass by a broken sprinkler with water shooting on the freeway and do nothing to fix it. Schools will take up to two months to fix a broken pipe with water running over the curb and down the gutter 24 hours a day. When the cities, counties and state start to conserve water, then I will do the same. B.C. BERTONE Whittier
FOOD
September 1, 2011
Rose water granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 6 to 8 1 (750-milliliter) bottle Prosecco 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup raspberries 1 tablespoon rose water 1. In a large bowl, stir together the Prosecco and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. 2. Into a medium bowl, push the raspberries through a strainer to remove any seeds. You should have a scant one-fourth cup purée. 3. Whisk the raspberry purée in with the Prosecco, then whisk in the rosewater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
One lane on North Cahuenga Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills remained closed Thursday morning after a water main ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of water into the neighborhood. The pipe broke just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, north of the 101 Freeway, and flooded the underground garage of an apartment complex, one apartment unit and streets. Thirty people remained without water Thursday, and service was expected to be restored by the afternoon, said Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Carol Tucker.
NEWS
May 28, 2013 | By Tracy Brown
You can now soar above Big Bear Lake like Iron Man, thanks to Action Aqua Flight . The company is offering half-hour flyboarding sessions above the lake daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from now until October 2013. Flyboarding is a new action water sport that allows people to soar above water on a flyboard that is connected to a Yamaha Waverunner by a durable industrial hose. The flyboard gets its power from the pressure created by the Waverunner, which propels the rider into the air anywhere from five to 15 feet above the water.
TRAVEL
May 20, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
CHELAN, Wash. - Just say the words "summer at the lake" in certain company, and you'll get a wistful smile, possibly followed by stories about fishing contests, belly-flops, mosquito bites, campfire songs, sexual awakening, lingering regret, family feuds, winterizing expenses and the prospect that the mortgage interest tax deductions for second homes might someday be disallowed. Now, say "summer at the lake" to a room full of Seattleites, and talk will likely turn to Lake Chelan.
SCIENCE
July 16, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
A new study of the landscape around the city of Tikal in the Peten rainforest of Guatemala shows that Maya of the Classic period -- from about AD 250 to 800 -- used Stone Age technology to build sophisticated water management systems that allowed the city's population to survive and even thrive during the droughts that frequently plagued the region's summers. The simple techniques that were used could provide lessons for modern-day farmers living in the region, the researchers reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Bob Pool
Los Angeles' chief surveyor stood above the newly unearthed brick and mortar pipe and carefully opened a 127-year-old leather book. "Here is the pipe. It's exactly where they said it was in 1887," said Tony Pratt, carefully pointing to a hand-drawn map in the ancient field guide. Freddie Eaton was the chief surveyor back then, the field guide noted. Eaton would eventually go on to become the city's mayor and a prominent figure in the expansion of L.A. Pratt pulled the old city surveyor's field report from city archives this week after reading a news account about the discovery of a remnant of the original Zanja Madre - the town's original water network - beneath a Chinatown construction site.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Having already gone through the social media wringer when he was cast in the young-adult franchise "Divergent," Ansel Elgort thought he had a pretty good idea about how passionate and protective readers can be about their favorite books. Then he won the role of Augustus Waters, the love interest in the movie adaptation of John Green's bestselling romance "The Fault in Our Stars," and the 20-year-old actor realized he had crossed into an uncharted realm. For the first few hours after the news broke last May, Elgort's Twitter following mushroomed, and many of the newcomers weren't shy about sharing their opinion about his casting.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
One thing you have to understand about the Land of Chima: The lions are the good guys. They're the ones who seek to protect the kingdom from the battle-prone crocodiles on Cartoon Network's TV series and video games. So it's not surprising that the largest piece of Legoland California's yet-to-open Chima-themed water park is a 2,116-pound Lion Temple Arch. The arch, 18 feet off the ground, was put in place last weekend at the emerging Legends of Chima Water Park that's slated to open May 24. "The Lego arch will stream water beneath the massive lion head at the entrance to the Lion Temple Wave Pool," a Lego announcement says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Bob Pool
A 4-foot-diameter brick pipe discovered recently underneath a former restaurant by workers excavating a site was once part of the so-called Mother Ditch that carried water from the L.A. River to the city. The antiquity was uncovered April 10 as workers were beginning construction on the Blossom Plaza, a five-story mixed-use apartment and storefront project on North Broadway. About 73 feet of the Mother Ditch has been exposed at the project site. When first created in 1781, the Mother Ditch, or Zanja Madre, was an open ditch fed by a small dam built in the river, the city's main water source at the time.
TRAVEL
April 20, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
Kauai's Na Pali Coast is too rugged for roads, but it can be admired by land, sea and air. For some travelers, it is the most compelling part of the North Shore. Land options: The Kalalau Trail begins in Haena State Park, next to Kee Beach, at the end of Kuhio Highway. It's 11 miles each way, muddy and steep. The path, full of rocks and wayward roots, climbs slopes, dips to the beach and crosses five valleys. If you want to hike six or more miles of it, you'll need enough food and gear to camp at least one night, perhaps two or three.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. For six years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been building an intake straw below the reservoir's two existing pipes. Due for completion in fall 2015, critics say it may not provide a long-term solution. An ongoing drought and the Colorado River's stunted flow have shrunk Lake Mead to its lowest level in generations.
OPINION
July 8, 2012
Southern California's most important lake is located in a distant part of the state and has a name most of us wouldn't recognize. Clifton Court Forebay, between Oakland and Stockton, forms the manufactured headwaters of the manufactured river known as the California Aqueduct, which over four decades has supplied millions of residents from the Bay Area to the Mexican border with drinking water and thousands of growers from Santa Clara to Santa Maria...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Hector Becerra
A controversy-riddled water district involved in a federal corruption investigation is in danger of losing its insurance, a political black eye that could have implications for the agency and its 2 million customers. The Assn. of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority has recommended to its board that it drop the employment liability insurance for Central Basin Municipal Water District, citing the circus-like atmosphere at the agency. The authority insures hundreds of water districts across the state, and this would be only the second time in its 35-year history that it canceled coverage for a water district.
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