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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Jerry Brown wants Republicans to back off drought proposal

    Jerry Brown wants Republicans to back off drought proposal
    SACRAMENTO -- When it comes to California's drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has a message for Republicans in Washington, D.C. -- thanks but no thanks. The governor, in a letter sent Monday, said a proposal from House Republicans to alleviate the situation...
  • Playing politics with California's drought

     Playing politics with California's drought
    As California's drought continues, and more than a dozen rural communities ponder what to do when their drinking water runs out sometime in March, it would be nice if the state's Republican politicians brought some straightforward plans for relief to...
  • California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries

    California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries
    Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety. The prospect of no deliveries from one of the...
  • A drier California than ever? Pretty much.

     A drier California than ever? Pretty much.
    The last 12 months have been the driest on record in California, and this, on the heels of two below-normal years, prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare that the state is in a drought emergency. Ours is a state that relies heavily on the winter storms that...
  • Why not get tough on water use, California?

     Why not get tough on water use, California?
    To hear Gov. Jerry Brown tell it, California is in a "mega drought" — perhaps the worst dry spell it's ever known. So why does he keep calling for voluntary water conservation? The governor met with Southern California water officials Thursday...
  • L.A. weather: On-and-off light rain expected for weekend

    L.A. weather: On-and-off light rain expected for weekend
    The light showers that teased parched Southern California overnight should taper off Friday morning, but more rain could still be in store this weekend, forecasters said. There may still be some light rain Friday morning  -- and then again Sunday into...
  • California snowpack hits record low

    California snowpack hits record low
    Even with the first significant storm in nearly two months dropping snow on the Sierra Nevada, Thursday's mountain snowpack measurements were the lowest for the date in more than a half-century of record keeping. At 12% of average for this time of year,...
  • California Rep. George Miller earned his SOTU shout-out

    California Rep. George Miller earned his SOTU shout-out
    It was kind of cute, actually. Two men who, between them, have served about 80 years in Congress — and one of them ran for president — stood there beaming at each other like schoolboys after President Obama gave them a shout-out during the...
  • California bans fishing in several rivers in midst of drought

    California bans fishing in several rivers in midst of drought
    California wildlife officials have banned fishing in several rivers to protect salmon and steelhead trout during a severe drought that follows the state's driest year on record. Fish populations are in danger as low levels in many of the Golden State'...
  • President Obama calls Jerry Brown to discuss state's drought

    President Obama calls Jerry Brown to discuss state's drought
    SACRAMENTO -- President Obama called Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday to check in on the state’s water crisis and told him the federal government will do what it can to help. Brown declared a drought in the state last week, and the president “...
  • Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long

    Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner. Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...