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Southern California braces for another heat wave this week

Southern California braces for another heat wave this week

By PAUL DUGINSKI, ALEX WIGGLESWORTH After a brief reprieve of cool temperatures over the weekend, Southern California is expected to get hit with another heat wave this week that could bring periods of elevated fire risk, according to forecasters. Temperatures are likely to stay around the 90-degree mark in the Los Angeles area for most of […]

Southern California is held back from reopening as other regions get green light

Southern California is held back from reopening as other regions get green light

By COLLEEN SHALBY STAFF WRITER  Ten more counties progressed through the state’s reopening blueprint Tuesday, but no place in Southern California was allowed to change tiers. Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara and Yolo counties moved from Tier 1, also known as the purple tier, to Tier 2, also known as the red tier. The […]

More uncertainty looms as Southern California marks 6 months of coronavirus closures

More uncertainty looms as Southern California marks 6 months of coronavirus closures

By HAYLEY MUNGUIA | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-Telegram School campuses sit empty of students. Signs on storefronts warn that patrons must wear masks to enter. Event venues and amusement parks — the Hollywood Bowl, Universal Studios, Disneyland — remain eerily deserted. No aspect of life in Southern California has remained untouched by the coronavirus pandemic since Gov. Gavin Newsom […]

Thousands Visit Beaches in Southern California During Pandemic

Thousands Visit Beaches in Southern California During Pandemic

BY JACK PHILLIPS   Thousands of people visited beaches in Orange County, California, over the weekend as temperatures soared over 80 degrees F as officials continue to advise people to avoid public places and mass gatherings amid the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. Videos and photos showed throngs of people at Huntington Beach and Newport Beach on Saturday. According to an Associated Press estimation, more […]

Southern California May See Its Biggest Soaking This Week Since Christmas; Some Flooding, Debris Flows Possible

Southern California May See Its Biggest Soaking This Week Since Christmas; Some Flooding, Debris Flows Possible

By Linda Lam and Jonathan Erdman At a Glance After a recent dry stretch, Southern California will turn wetter this week. A slow-moving storm will spread rain into Southern California beginning Monday night. Locally heavy rain, possibly some thunderstorms, may trigger local flooding and minor debris flows. This is likely to be the heaviest rain in […]

Remember rain? An atmospheric river is bringing it back to Southern California

Remember rain? An atmospheric river is bringing it back to Southern California

By HANNAH FRY STAFF WRITER It’s time to ready those rain boots and umbrellas because wet weather is returning to Southern California starting this weekend. The first in a pair of storms to hit the Southland is expected to arrive Saturday, dropping temperatures into the low to mid-60s and bringing a chance of showers across the […]

Evacuated Child Quarantined at California Base From Wuhan Is Hospitalized

Evacuated Child Quarantined at California Base From Wuhan Is Hospitalized

BY JACK PHILLIPS   A child who was quarantined at a Southern California airbase after being evacuated from China’s coronavirus epicenter, Wuhan, was taken to a hospital due to a fever, said officials on Tuesday. The Riverside County health agency (pdf) said the child, accompanied by a parent, was taken to Riverside University Health System-Medical Center by ambulance for testing and observation. […]

Storm to produce ‘rare and dangerous’ seas off Southern California this weekend

Storm to produce ‘rare and dangerous’ seas off Southern California this weekend

By GARY ROBBINS A large and fast-moving cold front will dive down the Southern California coastline on Sunday, producing 20 foot-plus waves and 50 mph-plus winds in a “rare and dangerous” event in the outer waters, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters at the weather service’s Rancho Bernardo and Los Angeles-Oxnard offices said boaters should […]

Some Landlords Say Goodbye to California

Some Landlords Say Goodbye to California

BY CHRIS KARR Multiple new laws went into effect in the past month in California that are meant to protect tenants. But some landlords say the state has become too restrictive for them, and they’re taking their business elsewhere.  “The rules are getting harder and harder here to comply with, and our long-term prospects are looking worse and […]

Atmospheric river bringing new storm with rain and snow to California

Atmospheric river bringing new storm with rain and snow to California

By ALEX WIGGLESWORTH, RONG-GONG LIN II Southern California residents on Friday continued to dig out from a storm that swept through the region on Thanksgiving day, bringing record rainfall to parts of the Los Angeles area and dumping snow on the mountains and high deserts. “This is pretty unreal, especially for Southern California,” said Justin Kanton, […]

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