Powerful Storm Brings Road Closures And Record Rainfall To Southern California

The storm moved out, but the traffic troubles remain. The heavy rainstorm that closed the Grapevine for a while Saturday continued to cause problems on some mountain roads. In the San Bernardino Mountains, Highway 38 was closed for several hours overnight due to snow that stranded about 100 cars, according to Caltrans. The cars managed to get out and the highway near Big Bear is now open. Highway 33 was closed north of Ojai early Sunday because of snow and ice.

Congress Approves Pechanga Water Settlement

The United States Congress this past weekend approved the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians Water Rights Settlement Act. Written by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42), the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act was included in broader water resources and infrastructure legislation that was approved by the House of Representatives by a vote of 360-61 and by the Senate with a vote of 78-21. Both votes were held last week.  The measure now heads to President Obama for signature.