In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, a warning buoy sits on the dry, cracked bed of Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, Calif.  Despite recent spot rains The reservoir is currently only about 37 percent full.  California remans in the midst of an historic drought causing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

CA drought: Water deliveries remain at 0 pending further study

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Water managers are determining if recent storms helped California’s dwindling water supplies enough to warrant increases in water deliveries to farms and thirsty cities. Meantime, the California Department of Water Resources […]


A pedestrian covers from the rain as she makes her way past the Disney Music Center in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

2nd rain storm hits Los Angeles; wind, cool temps continue

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A cold low-pressure system that originated in the Gulf of Alaska threatened snowfall at low elevations in the Southland today, prompting the issuance of a winter weather advisory in the San […]


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The rain is gone, but the drought lingers

The rain we had last week and into the weekend has kept this from being the southland’s driest year on record. The national weather service says it will now be the 24th driest.  But, that doesn’t […]


A man runs through Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Saturated slopes worry California cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously […]


Mark and Barbara Albanese fill sand bags to protect their home from the possible flooding ahead of an expected rain storm in Azusa,Calif. on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

California storms bring rain, threat of floods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Much-needed rain fell on downtown San Francisco and elsewhere in California on Wednesday at the outset of what the parched state hopes is the start to a one-two punch of stormy […]


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No end in sight for the drought in California

Despite this week’s light rain, California remains locked in a drought with no significant relief in sight. We want to better understand the impact of drought, and why it is happening. Penny and Phil discussed […]


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Downtown LA on pace for driest calendar year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With little rain in the forecast, downtown Los Angeles is on pace for its driest calendar year on record. The National Weather Service says only 3.49 inches of rain have fallen […]


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The 4th-wettest July in LA since 1877

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – After six months of drought, Los Angeles is now experiencing what the National Weather Service calls the fourth-wettest July since records began being kept in 1877. But it didn’t take much […]


LA skyline

Downtown LA sets July 11 rainfall record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s tiny but it’s a record. The National Weather Service says four one-hundredths of an inch of rain has fallen in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. That breaks the old record […]


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Southern California gets July showers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Weather Service says a surge in monsoonal flow of moisture is bringing scattered light showers to much of Southern California. Conditions Thursday are expected to be uncomfortably sticky, with […]




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