Go Wild in the Park, Little Beaver Creek Watershed Coordinator Joshua Emanuelson to speak about backyard water, 6:30 p.m., Salem Public Library Quaker Room; register at salem.lib.oh.us, the library at 330-332-0042 or Amber at 330-271-8913; free and open to public.,“Suessical: The Musical,” presented by the South Range High School Drama Team, 7 p.m., South Range Performing Arts Center; $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens.,“Suessical: The Musical,” presented by the South Range High School Drama Team, 7 p.m., South Range Performing Arts Center; $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens.,Pasta bake dinner, 4-7 p.m., Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St.; carryouts available; $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12; 330-549-2406.,“Suessical: The Musical,” presented by the South Range High School Drama Team, 2 p.m., South Range Performing Arts Center; $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens.

Weather experts said the chilly February doesnt signal a larger change in some of those trends.Even factoring in the cold snap, California is still warmer than average, and swings between periods of severe winter rainstorms and profound drought will probably become more pronounced in the future because of climate change, said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA.He added that it might not be as cold as locals perceive it to be given how much warmer it has been in the last several years.This year seems anomalous because we have already internalized a lot of the warming thats occurred, he said.On Thursday, a light drizzle blanketed the barren streets of Santa Monica.,The L.A. native pulled on jeans, a thin shirt and a dark denim jacket and capped it off with a beanie, but said she always feels ill-prepared for the cold.I tend to wear one layer because its L.A. and I keep expecting its going to get warmer, but it doesnt, she said.Several factors including a lack of offshore wind and, more broadly, climate change have played into Californias weird winter weather, experts say.The recent cold snap has also brought snow to portions of the Southland that rarely see any.,If it weakens and the air is no longer a continuous band, cold air can spill out of the Arctic and move down to the West Coast, Swain said.The city came close within one degree of hitting the 70 mark, but it never quite warmed up enough to get there.Theres plenty of days in January and February where people want to go to the beach and we usually get a few of those days every winter, Kittell said.,Back-to-back winter storms this year have blanketed Californias mountain ranges with snow, making this a banner winter for skiers and snowboarders.The storms have covered Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood with more than 8 feet of fresh snow this winter, while Big Bear Mountain Resort has received more than 10 feet.,This season has provided the best conditions for snow sports in roughly a decade, said John McColly, vice president of sales and marketing at Mountain High, who added that it feels like a real winter this year.Matt Martinez, 41, is an avid surfer who spends the colder months chasing storms that provide local mountains with a blanket of fresh powder.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Conservative street artist “Sabo” took a shot at the veracity of Jussie Smollett’s claim that he was attacked in Chicago by posting fake movie posters Monday across L.A. mocking the “Empire” actor.,Conservative street artist “Sabo” put up posters across Los Angeles mocking actor Jussie Smollett’s claims that he was the victim of a hate crime attack.,In the early morning hours of Jan. 29, Smollett alleges two men shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him and physically attacked him on a Chicago street, prompting police to open a hate crime investigation.,Over the past few years, Sabo has been responsible for repeatedly posting fake posters and altering billboards around L.A. in political and social protest.,In November of last year, he changed a West Los Angeles billboard for the film “The Greatest Showman” to include a giant image of former Sen. Al Franken appearing to reach towards a female trapeze artist.

ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Riverside County officials Thursday urged residents in Idyllwild and surrounding areas to shelter in place due to “unsafe” road conditions as torrential rain inundated Southern California, turning tunnels into lakes and streets into rivers.,Flooding also shut down Pacific Coast Highway south of Warner in Huntington Beach, and both directions of El Toro between Laguna Canyon Road and the 73 Toll Road and Broadway between Beach and PCH in Laguna Beach.,In Burbank, police shut down several streets because of flooding, including:

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Construction of a huge condominium, hotel and retail complex in downtown Los Angeles has paused.,The Los Angeles Times reports that Beijing-based builder Oceanwide Holdings issued a statement Thursday saying the stall is due to recapitalization of the project and work is expected to resume in mid-February.,The Oceanwide Plaza project across the street from the Staples Center sports arena is expected to cost more than $1 billion.,Its three towers have already been built to heights of as much as 55 stories and its 500-plus luxury condos and hotel are envisioned to join the renaissance of once-dowdy downtown LA.,Sign Up and Save

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NORTHRIDGE — The coroner’s office on Monday released the names of both people killed in a two-car crash in Northridge that left four other people injured.,The driver was Stephen Hook, 61, of the Sherwood Forest neighborhood of Northridge and his passenger, Meredith Smith, 62, of Lancaster, according to the coroner’s office.,Hook died at a local hospital.,The other car, described as a sedan, was occupied by four adults.,The driver and front passenger were briefly trapped in the wreckage and were taken to a hospital in critical condition, while two rear passengers were hospitalized in serious condition, Humphrey said.

Held at Fairfield Inn, more than 100 people were on hand to see local businesses and individuals receive awards for their efforts in enhancing Lock Haven’s downtown.,This Downtown Lock Haven project was completed in partnership with the Clinton County Economic Partnership, Lock Haven University, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and others, according Downtown Lock Haven President Robert O. Rolley Jr.,And there was more on this special night as Downtown Lock Haven handed out annual awards to business people and volunteers recognized for their hard work and dedication in making the city a great place to shop and do business, some for decades.,Talking about long-time, commitment and dedication, a new award this year — Cornerstone Award — was presented to downtown businessman, Art Sanders.,“Schlesinger Communications has helped to bring ‘umph’ to Downtown Lock Haven Inc.’s Small Business Saturday promotion in a big, big way and also promotes the agency’s community activities, including parades and holiday events.

Construction of a huge condominium, hotel and retail complex in downtown Los Angeles has paused.,The Los Angeles Times reports that Beijing-based builder Oceanwide Holdings issued a statement Thursday saying the stall is due to recapitalization of the project and work is expected to resume in mid-February.,The Times reports that Chinese companies have been among the biggest commercial real estate investors in the Los Angeles area in the post-recession boom.,The general manager of the city Department of Building and Safety, Frank Bush, said his agency received a call on Friday from Lendlease, the general contractor on the project, saying it was canceling an inspection that had been scheduled for that day.,"They said they were stopping work on the project at this time, and had no further explanation," Bush said, adding that the shutdown has nothing to do with any inspections or permitting issues involving his agency.

At 4:03 p.m. Tiffin Police Department responded to a vehicle having trouble in the snow on East Market Street, a report states.,Fostoria Police Department responded to the 400 of block West Fourth Street for a vehicle stuck in the snow at 4:16 p.m. Saturday, a report states.,At 7:05 p.m., a Fostoria Police Department officer responded to a vehicle stuck in the snow at South Poplar and East Center streets and at 8:45 p.m,, an officer responded to a vehicle stuck in the snow on Perry Street, a report states.,At 11:14 p.m., Tiffin’s Public Works Department reported a vehicle was parked too far out at West Perry and Scott streets, and the crew was unable to get a plow through, a report states.,At 11:59 p.m., Fostoria Police Department responded to a vehicle stuck in a snow drift on East Tiffin Street, a report states.

When Mandela took office, he did not fire the white staff in the South African government.,Neither Mandela nor the Prophet Muhammad were debasing themselves by acting with decency towards people who treated them with indignity.,The formerly apartheid-supporting white South African rugby team sings the new national anthem during the World Cup Championship.,His 700 peaceful activists in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago were met with several thousand people violently protesting their presence, shouting the ugliest racial slurs imaginable, throwing bottles and bricks, one of which bloodied King’s own head.,In the midst of one of these melees, King broke from his security detail, made his way to a group of white ethnic teenage boys with racist slurs frothing in their mouths, and said: “You are all good looking and intelligent.