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LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 14, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Foothill residents raced to fill up sandbags and construct mud deflectors Tuesday evening as rain poured steadily against hillsides blackened by the Station fire. Residents braced themselves for the rainfall, which geologists advised could affect burn areas and create devastating debris flows. Los Angeles County Public Works crews rushed to install K-rails, which are large concrete blocks, in La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta neighborhoods up against Deukmejian Wilderness Park and Angeles National Forest.
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LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 13, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Foothill residents stacked sandbags Monday, feverishly preparing against potential mudslides brought on by forecasted heavy rain this week in the Station fire burn areas. Light rain began to fall Monday afternoon, and is expected to dump up to 4 inches of rain by Wednesday over the fire’s affected burn areas, said meteorologist Jamie Meier of the National Weather Service. Heavy rain was anticipated about midnight tonight and is expected to taper off throughout the day and evening.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 12, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Foothill residents stacked sandbags Monday, feverishly preparing against potential mudslides brought on by forecasted heavy rain this week in the Station fire burn areas. Light rain began to fall Monday afternoon, and is expected to dump up to four inches of rain by Wednesday over the fire’s affected burn areas, said Meteorologist Jamie Meier of the National Weather Service. Heavy rain was anticipated Tuesday around midnight and is expected to taper off throughout the day and evening.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | October 4, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Jenny Choe saw flames from the Station fire blackening the hillside near her Burritt Way home for several days. Having bought her home more than 20 years ago, Choe is determined to ensure that it remains unharmed for another two decades. “This is really all of our lives, and in a minute, I felt like it was going to go,” she said. She and other residents, who live near the blackened Deukmejian Wilderness Park, must now deal with the aftermath of the fire and prepare themselves for a slew of problems that may come during this year’s winter storms.
FEATURES
September 30, 2009
Volunteers sought to fill sandbags The city?s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department on Tuesday appealed for help in filling sandbags for hillside residents at risk of mudflows and heavy rain runoff this winter. The volunteer event will run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the lower parking lot at Dunsmore Park, 4700 Dunsmore Ave., in La Crescenta. The sandbags will be distributed to residents in the La Crescenta and Glenoaks Canyon areas. Volunteers should wear sturdy close-toed shoes, sunblock and be prepared for physically demanding work.
NEWS
December 20, 2002
Ben Godar With heavy rains in the forecast, the Glendale Fire Department is warning residents to prepare for the possibility of floods and mudslides. Sandbags are available at all fire stations, with limits of 10 per household. Fire officials warn not to rely on that supply, as high demand could create shortages in certain areas. To be effective, sandbagging and other preparations must be done well in advance of the actual storms. While sandbags may redirect small amounts of water, officials warned residents in canyon areas to keep rain gutters clear and know how to shut off utilities.
NEWS
March 21, 2000
Peter Samore OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB--Strong winds and sandy, aerated greens were not ingredients for a good boys' golf match Monday at Oakmont Country Club. All players shot at least three over par and none of them liked the putting conditions. However, Crescenta Valley High had none of its top five players shoot above 45 on the par-37, 3,301-yard course to beat Hoover High 214-250. "The greens were just aerated and the winds got into the players' heads," CV Coach John Pehar said.
NEWS
February 17, 2000
Winter took her time getting to Glendale this year, and in some ways we're grateful for that. But her arrival this week was unmistakable. Gray, overcast skies greeted us in the mornings, and rain slowed the traffic to a crawl on many freeways and streets. Pedestrians dodged puddles as bus riders shivered at bus stops, wishing for shelters even if they had advertisements on them. Evenings, we huddled under a blanket, or, if we're lucky, in front of a roaring log fire.
NEWS
February 11, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale hillsides withstood heavy showers Thursday without triggering any damage from mud or debris, city officials said. Glendale received .49 inches of rain by late afternoon. Efforts by city officials in January to prevent slides appear to have paid off for now. More than 500 hillside acres were burned by the San Rafael Hills fire in December. Bales of hay were placed around the Glendale Sports Complex to keep mud, rock and debris from flowing onto the athletic fields.
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