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April 23, 1998 | DAN ARRITT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Going into the final round at the Pacific 10 women's golf championships Wednesday at Tijeras Creek in Rancho Santa Margarita, Arizona Coach Rick LaRose couldn't decide which would be worse: the Wildcats blowing a 12-stroke lead or sophomore Jenna Daniels giving up a seven-shot advantage. LaRose knew both were possible after a cold wind pushed into the area overnight, making the cliff-lined fairways and elevated tees on the back nine even more imposing.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
The Santa Ana winds expected to begin gusting Friday will blow across a Southland experiencing one of the driest years in more than a century.  The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings across Southern California, and firefighting agencies have already begun to position more resources in key areas. Forecasters expect gusts of up to 50 mph, and dangerously dry conditions are increasing the risk of fire. Just .09 inches of rain has fallen in the last three months, said JPL climatologist Bill Patzert.
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NEWS
April 16, 2002 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Winds gusting up to 90 mph swept blinding dust across the city Monday, closing the airport and cloaking the Strip with near-zero visibility. The winds caused tall office buildings to sway; resort casinos closed pools and outdoor attractions as tree limbs whipped violently. "These are the strongest winds I've seen in years," said forecaster Don Maker of the National Weather Service here.
SCIENCE
September 6, 2013 | By Monte Morin
When it comes to studying the region of interstellar space just beyond our solar system, nothing seems to work quite the way scientists imagined. Take Voyager 1 for example. The spacecraft has confounded and delighted researchers for several years with unexpected observations of magnetic field and cosmic ray activity at the gateway to interstellar space. Indeed, scientists disagree over whether Voyager 1 is still in the solar system. Now, new research published in the journal Science suggests that the interstellar winds that gust through our heliosphere -- the vast bubble of magnetism that surrounds the sun and planets -- has changed direction over the last 40 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1988 | ARCHIE BROWN, Archie Brown, a specialist on Soviet politics, teaches at Oxford University
It is a striking feature of the Soviet Union today that faster progress is being made in political rather than in economic reform. Before Mikhail S. Gorbachev's perestroika, the two most actively reformist communist countries were Hungary and China. But their reforms began with the economy and for a long time did not venture beyond that sphere.
SPORTS
November 13, 1986 | From Staff and Wire Reports
As helpless as a beached whale, Dennis Conner's heavy weather 12-meter wallowed back to fourth place in the America's Cup challenger trials after a light-air, 29-second loss to Canada II Wednesday. Conner remains convinced that if the wind blows, Stars & Stripes will win back the America's Cup for the United States. "I believe we have a heck of a chance to win if the winds are between 15 to 30 knots," he said. "If the winds continue at 9 knots, then we're dead.
SPORTS
April 4, 2009 | Mark Medina
Palm trees swayed back and forth, with a strong desert wind causing them to sprinkle leaves, sticks and broken bark all over Mission Hills Country Club at Rancho Mirage. Fans in the gallery often held on to their hats. Golfers continued dropping grass to assess the wind's direction. Kristy McPherson heard the prognosis of dry wind gusts expecting to blow Friday between 20 and 30 mph as early as Tuesday during her practice round.
BOOKS
September 6, 1987 | William Stafford
She was a modern, you know. He, you know, dealt in land. They maintained, you know, several gardens. You know, when the wind blows, their flowers are famous. Their house was well built, they say. And they say the foundation had rock under it. Some of the walls, they say, were two feet thick. An artist, they say, designed the door handle. Construction took I don't know how long, and I don't know how many bedrooms. They needed I don't know how big a plan.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A cold snap has caused a high number of the world's most endangered sea turtles to wash ashore dead on Cape Cod beaches. Thirty Kemp's Ridley sea turtles have been reported on the beaches since Thursday. Nineteen were dead. Sea turtles suffering from hypothermia often wash ashore in November and December. When the animals' heart rate and body temperature fall, they become immobile. Wind blows them to shore, where they risk freezing to death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1995
Trash, trash, trash! I live in the high desert town of Palmdale. The wind blows a lot there. Big name shopping centers like Albertson's, Luckys, Smith's, etc., think that as long as trash blows off their property it's OK. Someone else will pick it up. Funny thing! No one is picking it up. When you drive up to see the poppies, you can also thank your local shopping centers in Palmdale and Lancaster for the beautiful view of the plastic bags sticking in the trees and in the open fields.
OPINION
November 2, 2012 | By Eugene Linden
Even as Sandy underwent its bizarre metamorphosis from hurricane to winter storm, the question arose in many inquiring minds (at least those not beholden to a solemn oath of climate-change denial): Was this historic storm a symptom of global warming? Climate science has two ready answers: Absolutely! And, of course not! On the one hand, a warming globe makes megastorms more probable, while on the other, it is impossible to pin a global warming sticker on Sandy because the circumstances that turned it into a monster could have been mere coincidence.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | By Marla Dickerson
Wind energy now supplies about 5% of California's total electricity needs, or enough to power more than 400,000 households. That's the word from the California Wind Energy Assn., which said that California put up more new turbines than any state last year, with 921.3 megawatts installed. Most of that activity occurred in the Tehachapi area of Kern County, with some big projects in Solano, Contra Costa and Riverside counties as well. “The total amount of wind energy installations in 2011 created a banner year for wind generation in California and is helping to drive California closer to reaching its goal of 33% renewable energy ,” said Nancy Rader, executive director of the California Wind Energy Assn.  Wind capacity in the Golden State has doubled since 2002.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2009 | By Robert Faturechi
Winds will continue to blow through much of Los Angeles County and surrounding areas, but the gusts should die down well before Christmas Eve, according to forecasters. High-wind warnings issued by the National Weather Service in the mountains and the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys were to have remained in effect until about 3 a.m. today. Less serious wind advisories were to remain in place until 9 p.m. in the Santa Monica Mountains and along the Los Angeles County coast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2009 | By Victoria Kim
Snowstorms they are not, but high winds and falling snow levels may complicate holiday travel plans this week in Southern California. A dry cold front is expected to move into the region early today, bringing along a chance of showers and snow in the local mountains, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service. Strong northerly winds are expected to begin today, with gusts reaching "damaging levels" of 60 mph in some mountain areas. High-wind watches are expected to go into effect this afternoon.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2009 | Jim Tankersley
President Obama and administration officials today will announce $3.4 billion in spending projects to modernize the nation's electric power system. The president will offer details on funding for the "smart grid" during an appearance at a solar plant in Arcadia, Fla. White House officials said the projects would create tens of thousands of jobs in the near term and lay the groundwork for changing how Americans use and pay for energy. The spending is aimed at improving the efficiency and reliability of the U.S. power supply, and helping to create markets for wind and solar power, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2009 | Corina Knoll
Eddie Saade said he couldn't stand the 50-degree weather that chilled his home in Hollywood last week, so he turned on the heater. On Sunday, the 25-year-old laughed at that memory as he sat on the beach in Santa Monica, sweltering in Southern California's record-breaking heat. While beachgoers enjoyed temperatures in the 80s, downtown Los Angeles rose to a toasty 94 degrees, up two degrees from the previous high, which was set in 1914.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1991
Most of the usually vocal stars are simply waiting to see which way the wind blows. If Iraq pulls out of Kuwait or if a land war concludes with a relatively small human cost, then most of the Hollywood anti-war crowd will either keep mum or support "our boys." However, if the war drags on and public support begins to wane, you can bet they'll be out manning the ramparts. The reason for celebrities' failure to stand up and be counted probably has little to do with mixed feelings about the war and actually more to do with their bank accounts.
SPORTS
April 25, 1997 | RICH ROBERTS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 50th Newport-to-Ensenada International Yacht Race starting today could be the windiest in more than a decade if stronger than normal breezes continue, raising prospects for records but concerns for safety, as well. Winds gusting to 30 knots Thursday whistled through the rigging of some of the 550 sailboats huddled in Newport Harbor awaiting the event. The golden anniversary regatta has drawn many first-time competitors whose offshore experience is limited.
SPORTS
April 4, 2009 | Mark Medina
Palm trees swayed back and forth, with a strong desert wind causing them to sprinkle leaves, sticks and broken bark all over Mission Hills Country Club at Rancho Mirage. Fans in the gallery often held on to their hats. Golfers continued dropping grass to assess the wind's direction. Kristy McPherson heard the prognosis of dry wind gusts expecting to blow Friday between 20 and 30 mph as early as Tuesday during her practice round.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A cold snap has caused a high number of the world's most endangered sea turtles to wash ashore dead on Cape Cod beaches. Thirty Kemp's Ridley sea turtles have been reported on the beaches since Thursday. Nineteen were dead. Sea turtles suffering from hypothermia often wash ashore in November and December. When the animals' heart rate and body temperature fall, they become immobile. Wind blows them to shore, where they risk freezing to death.
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