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Weekend Weather: High Surf, Red Flag Warnings

January 28, 2012
Weekend Weather: High Surf, Red Flag Warnings

Weather advisories for Southern California. See the article here: Weekend Weather: High Surf, Red Flag Warnings

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Weekend Weather: High Surf, Red Flag Warnings

January 28, 2012
Weekend Weather: High Surf, Red Flag Warnings

Weather advisories for Southern California. See the article here: Weekend Weather: High Surf, Red Flag Warnings

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Los Angeles Area Weather Forecast: 1/10

January 10, 2012
Los Angeles Area Weather Forecast: 1/10

Five-day weather forecast for Los Angeles and surrounding communities from Tuesday, January 10. See the article here: Los Angeles Area Weather Forecast: 1/10

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AAA StartSmart – Practice In Poor Weather Too

January 10, 2012
AAA StartSmart – Practice In Poor Weather Too

Follow a group of six high school students and their parents as they attend the AAA StartSmart Academy where they learn how to develop safe driving habits from an over-the-top instructor named Crash — short for “Creating Responsible Automobile Safety Habits”. The lessons learned inside his classroom are reinforced through real-life driving situations in which the students must use what they learned to make some tough choices. Enroll your family in the AAA StartSmart Academy now and travel along with these families as they navigate the risky road to becoming safe drivers. For more information, go to www.AAAStartSmart.com or www.TeenDriving.AAA.com.

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How Happy Are We When It Comes to the Weather?

December 23, 2011
How Happy Are We When It Comes to the Weather?

Does the weather where people in the U.S. and around the globe live make them happy? That’s what an iPhone weather app’s “Happiness Index” seeks to determine. Weathermob has taken how users feel about the weather win their city and ranked the findings from most to least happy. more › Read more here: How Happy Are We When It Comes to the Weather?

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Rose Parade Welcomes Its First-Ever AIDS Float, Dedicated To Elizabeth Taylor

December 23, 2011
Rose Parade Welcomes Its First-Ever AIDS Float, Dedicated To Elizabeth Taylor

Pasadena’s 2012 Tournament of Roses will feature its first-ever Rose Parade float dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness. The L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced today that it will dedicate its float to actress Elizabeth Taylor for her “nearly three-decade-long advocacy and compassion on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS.” more › More: Rose Parade Welcomes Its First-Ever AIDS Float, Dedicated To Elizabeth Taylor

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Porn Star Asks: ‘Am I Fit to Be Around School Children?’

December 23, 2011
Porn Star Asks: ‘Am I Fit to Be Around School Children?’

When Grey got asked onto the View to discuss her reading-to-first-graders scandal, we asked what we all were so afraid of . In the same vein, adult actress Aurora Snow asks whether her work in porn should completely disqualify her from ever working with young school children. more › See original here: Porn Star Asks: ‘Am I Fit to Be Around School Children?’

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Historic First Street Bridge Reopens, Commuters Rejoice

December 20, 2011
Historic First Street Bridge Reopens, Commuters Rejoice

After about four years of closure, the historic First Street Bridge has finally reopened as of last Thursday. Los Angeles city officials will gather on the viaduct in celebration Tuesday morning. Closed to accommodate the construction of the Metro Gold Line extension to East L.A., the 82-year-old bridge is one of the L.A. River spans linking Boyle Heights to downtown L.A. more › Read the original post: Historic First Street Bridge Reopens, Commuters Rejoice

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Winter Solstice Is Wednesday

December 20, 2011

The winter solstice will arrive Wednesday night, marking an astronomical turning point observed since ancient times that also presents a chance to consider the long-term winter weather forecast. The solstice will occur Dec. 21 at 9:30 p.m local time, signaling the moment when the North Pole is farthest away from the sun. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. For many ancient and indigenous cultures throughout history, the winter solstice was a critical time for survival.  “It was really regarded as a time of potentially great crisis,” said Ed Krupp, an astronomer and director of the Griffith Observatory, who specializes in ancient traditional astronomy. It used to be necessary for people “to engage in ritual activity in order to help the cosmos go the way that benefits people,” Krupp said. Many of these rituals involved lighting candles or fires to symbolize the return of the sun and ensure the survival of a people. The winter solstice, on the bright side, marks the point at which the North Pole begins its steady but inevitable return towards the sun. The days will get longer after the winter solstice and the sun will appear to climb higher in the sky. The weather, unfortunately, takes considerably more time to catch up with the warmth of the sun.  This season’s long-term winter weather forecast, according to the National Weather Service, calls for below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.  “So far, we had a cool summer and a cool fall,” said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service. “If La Niña plays out, we’ll have a colder winter, too.” La Niña is a weather phenomenon involving cooler sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean that interact with eastward trade winds to affect global weather patterns. For Southern California, La Niña makes the winters colder and drier. Last winter’s onslaught of rain and snow storms in Southern California made it an atypical La Niña winter. The Old Farmer’s Almanac  agrees with this winter’s weather predictions for a cooler and drier climate in Southern California.  Although the weather may be unpredictable, winter solstices have served to remind humans of the natural cycle of things; that every winter eventually turns into spring and that darkness eventually succumbs to light. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read the rest here: Winter Solstice Is Wednesday

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Strong Wind, Red Flag Warning Is Issued for LA County

December 1, 2011

Beverly Hills residents may want to think twice before parking their cars under tree branches this week.  The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Los Angeles County that is in effect until 3 p.m. Friday. A high wind warning means that a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring with sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more. The winds hitting this area are expected to be between 30-50 mph with gusts reaching 80 mph. These strong winds can down trees and power lines, knock down outdoor objects, create flying debris and cause dangerous driving conditions. There is also a  red flag warning  in effect over Los Angeles County until late Friday afternoon. Such a warning means that high winds and low humidity make the area vulnerable to brush and vegetation fires. This report was compiled with information from City News Service. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read more: Strong Wind, Red Flag Warning Is Issued for LA County

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