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  • Easing California's drought restrictions would be a mistake

    Easing California's drought restrictions would be a mistake

    On March 23, the San Juan Water District, which serves upper-crust residential estates in the Sacramento area, declared that the drought is over. After months of El Niño rainfall, Folsom Lake, the district's chief water source, had become so full that excess water was being released over Folsom...

  • Steal outdoor design ideas at L.A.'s biggest garden tour this weekend

    Steal outdoor design ideas at L.A.'s biggest garden tour this weekend

    California's drought is prompting more than turf removal and environmentally friendly plantings. Sustainable gardens are changing the way we look at architecture. In the case of Steven and Sarah Olsen's 1925 Spanish Revival home in Manhattan Beach, their 4-year-old garden — which will be open to...

  • Heavy rains soak Northern California, causing flooding and some evacuations

    Heavy rains soak Northern California, causing flooding and some evacuations

    Another storm pummeled Northern California on Sunday, dumping snow, heavy rain and powerful winds. It also triggered power outages and forced some evacuations.  About 18 inches of snow fell overnight in Kingvale, with an additional 6 to 12 inches of powder expected to fall Sunday. In the last three...

  • L.A. weather outlook: Small chance of rain, then temperatures in the 80s

    L.A. weather outlook: Small chance of rain, then temperatures in the 80s

    After a slight chance of rain late Sunday, Los Angeles County will see unseasonably warm temperatures this week.  On Sunday night and into Monday morning, there's a 20% chance of rain, forecasters said. "At best, we're looking at less than a tenth of an inch," said David Sweet, meteorologist for...

  • New snowstorm hits Sierra Nevada as 'March Miracle' continues

    New snowstorm hits Sierra Nevada as 'March Miracle' continues

    Several feet of new snow is expected in the Sierra Nevada mountains this weekend as another El Niño-influenced storm moves into Northern California. In what some are calling a "March Miracle," the Sierra have been hit by a series of powerful storms this month. That's important because the Sierra...

  • Storm soaks the Southland

    Storm soaks the Southland

    A fast-moving storm pushed through Southern California on Friday afternoon, causing brief but heavy downpours and a tornado warning. The storm headed south out of Los Angeles and Orange counties Friday evening and was expected to taper off in San Diego by Saturday morning. However, experts said,...

  • More rain, thunderstorms ahead for Southern California on Friday

    More rain, thunderstorms ahead for Southern California on Friday

    More rain and window-shaking thunderstorms are expected to arrive in Southern California on Friday, the National Weather Service said. Starting early Friday afternoon, a “potent but rather fast-moving storm” is expected to swoop down from Santa Barbara County over Los Angeles and Ventura counties...

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