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Where Westerners Agree And Disagree On Key Water Issues

What do westerners think about water issues? What worries them? What policies do they support? Where is there consensus and division? To answer these questions, the Water Foundation recently commissioned a wide-ranging public opinion survey of voters in 12 Western states. The poll covered diverse topics, including general awareness of water issues, opinions on policy measures, perceptions about the value of water, and beliefs about both weather and climate change.

Some Southern California Cities Record Hottest Thanksgiving Day Ever

Thursday, Nov. 23 was the hottest Thanksgiving Day ever in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. The noon temperature in downtown L.A. hit 91 degrees at the official station, at USC. The previous record, 90, was set on Nov. 23, 1903, National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Thompson said. In Orange County, one NWS weather gauge at Newport Beach showed 89 degrees at 1 p.m., way past the previous record of 81 set in 2002. Santa Ana was at 88 at midday, below the 91 degree record set in 1950, NWS meteorologist Greg Martin said. Forecasters said heat records could also be set Thursday in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys.