Rain falls in Southland

first_imgA bonafide shower was reported along the San Diego (405) Freeway corridor shortly before sunrise. Any rain is welcomed, since the Southland just suffered through its driest season on record, with only 3.21 inches between July 1, 2006 and the first of the month. “It happens, but it is fairly rare,” Bruno said, adding that monsoonal moisture typically starts streaming in front the south around midsummer, bringing the prospect of thunderstorms. The most rain fell in the mountains, but only a fraction of an inch. The Antelope Valley got about a hundreth of an inch, Bruno said. The record rainfall for the date in downtown Los Angeles is 0.08 of an inch, set in 1986, he said, adding that the average for July is 0.01 of an inch. Rain. Imagine that. Well, it is not enough to quench parched hillsides, but a rare summer rain did fall across most of the Los Angeles basin overnight and this morning and a 20 percent chance of rain or thundershowers is forecast for today. “A few areas may get lucky and few hundreths of an inch,” said Meteorologist Dave Bruno of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. In general, it doesn’t really rain in July. “There are several days in the month that it’s never rained” in about 130 years of record-keeping, Bruno said. The most it has ever rain in July is 0.24 of an inch, and that was in 1886, he said. Big raindrops first started hitting the streets last night, and light showers were reported around the region overnight, possibly contributing to an accident in which a vehicle crashed into a Starbucks in Sherman Oaks.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Father of state senator is dead

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsRichard Alarcon, a former Los Angeles City Council member who has served as state senator representing the Northeast Valley for eight years, is running unopposed for a state Assembly seat in the Nov. 7 election. Anthony Alarcon is survived by his wife of 38 years, Guadalupe; his children Richard, Evelina, Cynthia, David and Teri; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his 104-year-old aunt, Remedios Alarcon-Bueno. Services will be held Sunday, with a viewing at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, 11160 Stranwood Ave., from 3-5 p.m. A rosary is scheduled for 5 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at noon at Mission San Fernando Rey de Espa¤a, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd. in Mission Hills. Interment will be immediately afterward at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. [email protected] (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Anthony Alarcon, the father of state Sen. Richard Alarcon, died Monday of natural causes at his home in North Hollywood. It was just one week before his 85th birthday. Alarcon was a World War II veteran who had long-standing roots in the San Fernando Valley. He moved with his parents to North Hollywood from Texas in 1923 and remained in the Valley for the rest of his life, attending Roscoe Elementary School in Sun Valley and North Hollywood High School. On Thursday, Sen. Alarcon, D-Van Nuys, credited his father with instilling a sense of fairness and justice that influenced his political career. “He was a very fair man,” he said in a phone interview. “He always told us no matter where someone came from, no matter the color of your skin, you give them every chance and treat them equally and let them show you what kind of person they are before you judge them.” last_img read more

VAR controversy continues as Netherlands and Italy reach World Cup quarter-finals

first_img Laura Woods and Ally McCoist discuss the events of the England vs Cameroon match at the Women’s World Cup Italy made light work of China Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ punished Getty Images – Getty TROPHY VAR took centre stage on another eventful night at the Women’s World Cup, as the last two quarter-final spots were sealed.Here’s a round-up of the action:Netherlands 2-1 JapanThe Netherlands were awarded a contentious late penalty to beat Japan and reach the quarter-finals. 3 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:16Loaded: 12.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:16 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Lieke Martens scored her second of the game to secure a 2-1 victory after the VAR adjudged that Japan captain Saki Kumagai had blocked a shot with her arm.Yui Hasegawa had pulled Japan level following Martens’ opener but it would be the use of video technology which again courted drama at Rennes’ Roazhon Park.Arsenal forward Vivianne Miedema had an early effort blocked behind but the Dutch were ahead with 17 minutes on the clock as Martens’ clever back-heel found a way into the corner of the goal following a deflection.Yuika Sugasawa then hit the outside of the post as Japan looked to level before the interval and the equaliser duly arrived as Hasegawa brilliantly chipped home.Both sides created further chances in the second half as an even contest appeared set for extra-time. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS boost Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Valentina Giacinti and Aurora Galli struck in either half to set up a quarter-final clash with either Holland or Japan on Saturday.China were always up against it following Giacinti’s early opener and are eliminated having scored just once in their four games in the finals.AC Milan forward Giacinti had already seen an effort chalked out for offside and was presented with a fine chance following a misplaced pass out of the China defence.She would break the deadlock at the third time of asking, Chinese goalkeeper Peng Shimeng doing well to keep out Elisa Bartoli’s effort only for Giacinti to tuck home the rebound.China responded well and saw a video assistant referee check deny them a penalty before Wang Yen’s long-range strike drew a save out of Laura Giuliani. deals Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 3 Valentina Bergamaschi and Sara Gama came close to doubling the lead before the break but it was China who hit the woodwork through Li Ying’s header ahead of the interval.Galli came off the bench and secured the win for Italy four minutes after the restart as China stood off her and allowed the Juventus midfielder to bury her chance from 30 yards out.China, so defensive throughout the group stage, pushed forward in the hope of staging an unlikely comeback.Wang Shuang, Han Peng, Li Ying, and Zhang Rui all had half-chances but could not set up a grandstand end to the encounter, with Italy seeing out the remainder of the game to advance. The Netherlands advanced in controversial fashion Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Japan were left heartbroken Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Getty Images – Getty It was Japan who looked like finishing the game stronger, Hasegawa firing inches wide, Mana Iwabuchi hitting the side-netting and Hina Sugita hitting the crossbar.But it would all prove to be for nothing as Holland secured their place in the last eight and a meeting with Italy.With two minutes remaining, Miedema’s shot hit Kumagai and, after consulting the VAR, referee Melissa Borjas pointed to the spot.Martens kept her composure to convert from 12 yards but even then Japan pushed for a second equaliser as a goalmouth scramble was cleared by the Dutch, who held on to progress.Italy 2-0 ChinaItaly eased past China 2-0 in Montpellier to secure their place in the last eight of the Women’s World Cup. 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