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L.A.'s February rainstorms

Big Bear sledding
Jonah Lavin, 19, and girlfriend Sascha Spiegel 18, enjoy sledding at Big Bear Snow Play. (Francine Or / Los Angeles Times)
Umbrellas up
The umbrellas were out as people made their way along Broadway in downtown Los Angeles as a rainstorm lingered over Southern California. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
High surf
Visitors to the Huntington Beach Pier watch the crashing waves during the rainstorm passing through Southern California.  (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)
Ridge View Dr.
Mud flows down Ridge View Drive in Azusa. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Bob Morales
Bob Morales of the Los Angeles County Fire Department checks out landslide damage to a house on Ridge View Drive in Azusa. (Irfan Khan /Los Angeles Times)
Places sand bags
Tony Ramirez places sandbags in front of his home on Ridge View Drive in Azusa. (Irfan Khan /Los Angeles Times)
Flooded street
A car maneuvers down a flooded street as a passing storm is reflected in the water in El Segundo. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Catching a break
A break in the rain brought people out to exercise in Santa Monica. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Stormy backdrop
A lone visitor to a Venice skateboard park walks against a stormy sky at dusk. (Genaro Molina /Los Angeles Times)
No good move
The Chess Park at the Santa Monica Pier is flooded after overnight rain. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Azusa flooding
Lorenzo Tatone wades through floodwater to help a neighbor on Ridgeview Drive in Azusa.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Water rising
Caltrans personnel monitor the flow of Calleguas Creek under a bridge on Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Raging waters
Brandon Doyle, left, and Shanell Holmes get a close-up view of the fast-moving floodwater at Thurman Flat in the San Bernardino National Forest. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Seal Beach Pier
Arseniy Kalistratoe, 6, left, his mother, Julia, his sister, Uliana, 2, and his father, Andre, stroll in their rain gear on the Seal Beach Pier. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)
Castaic
Flooding forced residents on Lake Hughes Road in Castaic to evacuate their homes.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Downpour
A pedestrian makes her way through an afternoon downpour along Washington Boulevard in Culver City.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Colton
One person was killed when a big rig lost control on a rain-slicked ramp from the 10 Freeway to the 215 Freeway in Colton, Calif. The body was found near the 10 Freeway below. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
Kalli Tice watches as mud is removed from Rainbow Drive and Sierra Avenue. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles
Federico Vergara, of Wurstkuche Restaurant, stands ankle-deep in water as he tries to remove debris blocking a drain on South Hewitt Street in the Arts District of Los Angeles. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
Rainwater flows into a flood basin above Easely Canyon Estate in Glendora. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Azusa
Dennis Sanderson trudges through water and flowing mud as he tries to keep drains clear behind his home and those of others on Ridge View Drive in Azusa. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles
A pedestrian walks in the rain past a mural on South Hewitt Street in the Arts District of Los Angeles in February. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
A crew clears mud and debris at Hicrest Road and Sierra Madre Avenue in Glendora. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
Dennis Madvig, who lives on top of Hicrest Road, watches mud and debris flow down the street in Glendora. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
A Los Angeles County flood control truck monitors North Glendora Avenue. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Azusa
Ed Heinlein prepares to evacuate his Azusa home due to danger of landslides. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Azusa
Firefighters visit Azusa’s Ridge View Drive, which is under mandatory evacuation orders. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Azusa
Ed Heinlein, right, talks to a fire crew about landslide dangers behind his home in Azusa. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
Mary Gunckel carries out belongings from her sandbagged home in Glendora. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Huntington Beach
Doug Burke of Newport Beach is viewed through raindrops on the Huntington Beach Pier as he videos his son surfing big waves during the first of two storms to hit Southern California. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Huntington Beach
A beach walker uses a metal detector to search for treasures in Huntington Beach amid stormy skies, high tide and high surf during the first of two storms to hit Southern California. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
Temporary barriers are installed along Lorain Avenue in Glendora. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
Residents watch the installation of temporary barriers along Lorain Avenue in Glendora. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
A crew installs K-rails along Lorain Avenue to thwart a potential mudslide in Glendora. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Glendora
A Los Angeles County flood control crew observes Easley Canyon flood control dam in Glendora. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Clouds
Clouds shroud the Angeles National Forest after a morning rainstorm on Thursday. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Take cover
Robert Ramirez Jr., 8, left, uses his jacket to shield himself and his 4-year-old sister, Jasmine, 4, from the rain during a visit to Ventura Harbor on Wednesday. Their parents, Robert Ramirez Sr. and Vicki Gonzalez, walk behind them.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Emergency preparations
Barbara Albanese fills sandbags at the Glendora City Yard. Glendora officials Wednesday called for voluntary evacuations in the Colby fire burn area ahead of two winters storms expected to douse the region. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Collecting sandbags
Jack Watson carries heavy sandbags from the Glendora City Yard. Glendora residents from the Colby fire burn area collected sandbags Wednesday to protect their homes from the possibility of flash flooding. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Filling sandbags
Alvaro Sanchez, left, Jack Watson and Salvador Segura fill sandbags at Glendora City Yard. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Oxnard warned of the risk of mudslides and debris flows from the burn area. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Gray skies
Gray skies hover over the L.A. skyline. A Pacific storm began to drizzle across the Los Angeles area Wednesday night after dropping an inch or more in Northern California. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
L.A. skyline
The view from the Hollywod Bowl Overlook on Mulholland Drive shows gray skies enveloping the Los Angeles area Wednesday. Two storm systems this week could cause mudslides in burn areas and lead to high winds, thunderstorms and big waves along the coast, the National Weather Service said. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Overlook
From the Hollywood Bowl Overlook on Mulholland Drive, the Los Angeles skyline appears surrounded by gray skies. Experts said Wednesday the wet weather is not expected to do much to alleviate drought conditions in Southern California because the rain will be soaked up by dry soil before percolating into the ground. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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