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Looks like Southern California got its January rain in July.

Normally we get our rains in January and our July is bone dry. But this year the months seemed to swap in terms of rain totals.

San Diego broke its all-time July rainfall record Saturday when 1.03 inches fell. That broke not only the July single-day record of 0.83 inches set July 25, 1902, but also the record for an entire July's rainfall, which was 0.92 inches July 1-31, 1902.

It's also more rain than San Diego saw in all of January this year; on average, January is the second-wettest month and July the second-driest, with January averaging 66 times more rainfall than July. The only other time July has out-dampened January in San Diego was 1976, when July had 0.02 inch to January's trace.

Later in the day, Los Angeles broke its own July records. Downtown Los Angeles picked up 0.28 inch, which broke the July full-month record of 0.24 inch from July 1-31, 1886. Los Angeles International Airport saw 0.32 inch of rain, tying the record for all of July set in 1992.


http://www.weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/southwest-flood-threat-july-2015-tropical-storm-hurricane-dolores

Rare Honor for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team as New York City PlansTicker-Tape Parade

Source: NYTimes.com

New York City will hold a ticker-tape parade on Friday for the United States women’s national soccer team, breaking with decades of precedent to bestow a rare honor upon a group that competes outside the metropolitan area.

Two days after the team’s World Cup triumph, the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the players would be saluted along the Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan at 11 a.m. Since Monday, lawmakers had noted that a parade would be a landmark city honor for a women’s team.

“The people have spoken,” the mayor’s wife, Chirlane McCray, wrote on Twitter, “and they want a ticker-tape parade.”



Read more: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/nyregion/new-york-city-ticker-tape-parade-for-us-womens-soccer-team.html



I wish I could be in New York for this historic event!

FIFA Under Pressure To Pay Women's Soccer Teams Fairly

The U.S. women's soccer team not only won the World Cup on Sunday -- it broke TV records. The tournament's final match was the most-watched soccer game ever, including men's games, on a single television network. More Americans watched the Women's World Cup final than the most recent NBA or Stanley Cup finals.

Yet FIFA paid the winning women's team a $2 million prize, which is four times less than the $8 million it pays men's teams that lose in the first round. The total payout for the Women’s World Cup this year is $15 million, while FIFA awarded a total of $576 million to men's teams in the World Cup last year.

Ultraviolet, a women's rights advocacy organization, started a digital campaign on Monday to press FIFA to pay women's soccer teams fairly for equal work. Roughly 60,000 people signed the campaign in the first 24 hours -- more than twice the signatures a typical Ultraviolet campaign receives on its first day.


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7745892

Victory Party for US World Cup Team TODAY at L.A. Live!

If you're near downtown Los Angeles, come show your appreciation for our amazing women's national soccer team!

A celebratory rally is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Microsoft Square at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.Gates will open at 9 a.m.

There will be free parking beginning at 9 a.m. in Lot W- Gate B (1005 W. Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015). You may also park in Lot C- North (1150 L.A. LIVE WY, Los Angeles CA 90015).

http://patch.com/california/losalamitos/world-cup-victory-celebration-planned-tuesday?utm_source=article-mostrecent&utm_medium=rss&utm_term=sports&utm_campaign=recirc&utm_content=aol


Victory Party for US World Cup Team TODAY at L.A. Live!

A celebratory rally is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Microsoft Square at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.Gates will open at 9 a.m.

There will be free parking beginning at 9 a.m. in Lot W- Gate B (1005 W. Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015). You may also park in Lot C- North (1150 L.A. LIVE WY, Los Angeles CA 90015).

http://patch.com/california/losalamitos/world-cup-victory-celebration-planned-tuesday?utm_source=article-mostrecent&utm_medium=rss&utm_term=sports&utm_campaign=recirc&utm_content=aol

Come show your appreciation for our amazing women's national soccer team!
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