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Foul weather doesn't keep Venice surfers out of the water

The wet weather this afternoon didn't stop surfers from catching waves at the Venice Pier.

Rain-filled storm drains at the beach washed trash and contaminants into the Pacific Ocean. The running water carved deep troughs into the sand at the mouths of drainage pipes at Rose and Thornton avenues.

By 4:30 p.m., about a half-inch of rain had fallen at the nearby Santa Monica Pier, according to the National Weather Service. Slightly more than an inch had fallen in Hawthorne, and nearly an inch of rain was reported in downtown Los Angeles.

Earlier in the day, mandatory evacuations were issued for parts of Big Tujunga Canyon and Haines Canyon as officials anticipated heavy afternoon and evening rains that could cause mudslides in areas burned during the Station fire.

Meanwhile, snow began falling at lower altitudes in Southern and Northern California. It was snowing at Cajon Pass, and snow was also expected on the Grapevine. The hills in the Bay Area got a rare dusting of snow, as did Santiago Peak in Orange County.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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Hope you got your Hep A vaccine.

That's right, poop in the mouth.

I guess they want to surf fecal matter or have fecal matter for brains. Enjoy surfing "the Pure".

Hepatitis for weak 3 foot waves? I'll pass.


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