• Annus horribilis: posting from So. Cal. where wildfires continue to threaten life and property

    9 days ago - By Do Bianchi

    Those aren't clouds. That's smoke from the wildfires in Ventura County, photographed yesterday from my Southwest flight from Oakland to LAX. You could smell the smoke in the cabin.
    “Don't be alarmed,” said the captain over the loudspeaker, “if you smell something that smells like a camp fire.”
    In the photo below, you can see the smoke hanging over Los Angeles.
    Here's the LA Times wildfire live updates link .
    The hotel where I always stay when I'm in town isn't far from where the Skirball fire, still not contained. I used to go to shul up there when I was an undergrad and grad student. My...
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