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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...
  • Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy

    Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy
    SACRAMENTO — So it's official: We are in a serious drought. That means this: Next comes serious flooding. But we'll still be in a declared drought. That's just the nature of California weather patterns — and water politics. A drought...
  • San Gabriel Valley Muslims to pray for rain amid drought, Colby fire

    San Gabriel Valley Muslims to pray for rain amid drought, Colby fire
    With no help in sight from the weatherman, Muslim residents of the San Gabriel Valley will turn to a higher power Sunday afternoon during prayer services. The special prayers for rain, called Salatul Istisqa, will follow the early afternoon prayer,...
  • California declares drought emergency

    California declares drought emergency
    Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in the state Friday, urging residents to cut water use by 20% and directing state agencies to take a range of steps to ease the effects of water shortages on agriculture, communities and fish and...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency in California

    Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency in California
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Amid California’s driest year on record, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday officially declared a drought emergency in the state. Speaking at a San Francisco news conference, Brown also called on "all citizens" to cut back "at least 20%...
  • 5 sticky drought-related questions Gov. Brown didn't answer

    5 sticky drought-related questions Gov. Brown didn't answer
    You probably heard or read Friday that Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for our too-Golden State. And he sounded like he means it, pointing to charts and graphs and the like and saying, “We ought to be ready for a long, continued,...
  • The California drought as seen from the edge of space [Photos]

    The California drought as seen from the edge of space [Photos]
    California's water problem is so bad you can see it from the edge of space. In the images in the above gallery, some taken at an altitude of 100,000 feet, you can see just how little snow the Sierra Nevada have this year, even though we are halfway...
  • Bad fire season might require tapping rainy day fund

    Bad fire season might require tapping rainy day fund
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to stash $1.6 billion in a rainy day fund as a buffer against future economic downturns could face a challenge this year from Mother Nature. As Southern California firefighters on Thursday battled the...
  • Instead of lippia, try these lawn substitutes

    Instead of lippia, try these lawn substitutes
    Question: When I moved to Northridge in 1951, every nursery carried flats of lippia, a cheap, tough, drought-resistant ground cover and lawn substitute. When I ordered it at a nursery, it took months to get, in spite of the fact that it is grown in...
  • California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall

    California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall
    Officials of the small Mendocino County town of Willits looked at their two municipal reservoirs last week, did some calculating and realized they had enough water to last only 100 days. It was time to adopt the toughest rationing measures they could....