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January 7, 1997 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call them the Santa Anas with a winter twist. While locals are more likely to associate the legendary gusts with hot weather and deadly brush fires, Monday's chilly winds made perfect sense to meteorologists. A massive stretch of icy air traveling in the atmosphere from the Northwest blanketed the region, sinking toward the surface and mixing with a similar band of high-pressure air gusting from the Great Basin of Nevada and western Utah.
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January 20, 1997 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For months they argued over the two deodar cedars on Beulah Drive in La Canada Flintridge. Homeowner Jeff Frame warned that the 113-foot trees in his backyard were weakened by root rot. "They're dangerous. They need to be taken down before they fall," he said. Ridiculous, replied next-door neighbor David Kirscheimer, who liked the way the evergreens towered over his own backyard. "They're perfectly healthy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1997 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For months they argued over the two deodar cedars on Beulah Drive in La Canada Flintridge. Homeowner Jeff Frame warned that the 113-foot trees in his backyard were weakened by root rot. "They're dangerous. They need to be taken down before they fall," he said. Ridiculous, replied next-door neighbor David Kirscheimer, who liked the way the evergreens towered over his own backyard. "They're perfectly healthy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call them the Santa Anas with a winter twist. While locals are more likely to associate the legendary gusts with hot weather and deadly brush fires, Monday's chilly winds made perfect sense to meteorologists. A massive stretch of icy air traveling in the atmosphere from the Northwest blanketed the region, sinking toward the surface and mixing with a similar band of high-pressure air gusting from the Great Basin of Nevada and western Utah.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1987 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A fire in a Santa Clarita Valley apartment development Friday morning destroyed two buildings under construction and spread to the roofs of 19 houses in a nearby neighborhood, causing serious damage to one house. Despite hot, dry Santa Ana winds, Los Angeles County firefighters extinguished all the fires within an hour. Damage to the apartment development, the Sand Canyon Ranch, was estimated at $1 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1998
Two teen snowboarders believed to have wandered out of bounds at the Mount Waterman Ski Area were rescued Saturday afternoon after enduring a night of subfreezing temperatures and driving winds, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Shea Hubbin, 18, of La Habra and Ryan Law, 18, of Whittier were found uninjured and in "excellent condition" three miles from the resort northeast of La Canada, said Sgt. Vince Callier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1998
Two snowboarders who ventured out of bounds from the Mt. Waterman Ski Area were rescued Saturday afternoon after enduring a night of subfreezing temperatures and driving winds, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Ryan Law, 18, of Whittier, and Shea Hubbin, 18, of La Habra, were found uninjured and in "excellent condition" three miles from the resort northeast of La Canada Flintridge, said Sgt. Vince Callier. They survived the evening by building a shelter of branches, Callier said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A brush fire burned at least 100 acres in the high desert north of Los Angeles on Tuesday, threatening several structures and forcing the evacuation of animals in the area, officials said. The blaze was reported about 3 p.m. and was spread rapidly by 26 mph winds, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Sam Padilla. About 250 firefighters aided by six water-dropping aircraft were battling the blaze in 90-degree heat, Padilla said.
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January 10, 1987 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A fire in a Santa Clarita Valley apartment development Friday morning destroyed two buildings under construction and spread to the rooftops of 19 houses in a nearby neighborhood, causing serious damage to one house. In spite of Santa Ana winds, Los Angeles County firefighters extinguished all the fires within an hour. Damage to the development, Sand Canyon Ranch, was estimated at $1 million. Two firefighters were injured putting out roof fires, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Tom Little said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Although a 30,000-acre wildfire in Ventura County continues to threaten thousands of homes, only 15 residences have been damaged and none have been destroyed, officials said Saturday. Evacuations remain in effect for several areas in Sycamore and La Jolla canyons, Broom Ranch and Hidden Valley, officials said. Thick white smoke clouds the entire region as firefighters and ground crews continue to battle the blaze.                                Aided by cooler temperatures and rising humidity levels, firefighters managed to make significant progress on the wildfire, which erupted on Thursday and is now 30% contained.
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November 28, 1991
Five bags of hazardous asbestos fell off a truck on the Golden State Freeway on Wednesday, causing a pre-holiday traffic jam that stretched 13 miles through Santa Clarita, the California Highway Patrol reported. The accident forced authorities to close two northbound lanes from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., stalling traffic from Lyons Avenue to Templin Highway, said Officer Steve Munday.
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April 26, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A grass fire burned five acres in the hills above Mulholland Drive and Las Virgenes Road on Friday, only two days after Los Angeles County fire officials announced an early start to the fire season. More than 200 firefighters brought the blaze under control in an hour. No buildings were damaged and no one was injured by the fire, officials said. The fire, which began about 8:30 a.m., was pushed by 10- to 20-mph winds, Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Lee Brown said.
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