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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

A Los Angeles Department of Transportation worker tends to a fallen traffic light that was blown down by heavy winds in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los…

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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

A Los Angeles Department of Transportation worker tends to a fallen traffic light that was blown down by heavy winds in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los…

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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

A visitor to the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park checks out a tree that was blown down by heavy winds in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los Angeles. About 9,000 cu…

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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Visitors to the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park look at fallen a tree that was blown down by heavy winds in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los Angeles. About 9,000…

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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Huge surf crashes ashore at El Segundo, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The National Weather Service said a long-period westerly swell created the high surf along exposed west- and northwest-facing beaches. The service warned of dangerous rip currents at affected beaches. A brief but powerf…

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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

LOS ANGELES — Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.

January 25, 2015 2:37 am Photos

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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Huge surf crashes ashore at El Segundo, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The National Weather Service said a long-period westerly swell created the high surf along exposed west- and northwest-facing beaches. The service warned of dangerous rip currents at affected beaches. A brief but powerf…

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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Huge surf crashes over a jetty at El Segundo, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The National Weather Service said a long-period westerly swell created the high surf along exposed west- and northwest-facing beaches. The service warned of dangerous rip currents at affected beaches. A brief but …

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Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

A Los Angeles Department of Transportation worker tends to a fallen traffic light that was blown down by heavy winds in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los…

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Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

A fire-weather watch will be in effect this afternoon in the Coronado National Forest and other areas because of “contiguous areas of flammable fuels,” high temperatures, single-digit relative humidity and windy conditions, officials said.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

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Urban wildfire: Make your home safe now

Urban wildfire: Make your home safe now

Hot, dry, windy weather has set the stage not only for forest fires in the mountains but for quick-starting, fast-spreading brush blazes in the metropolitan area as well.

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