May 1, 2013
Red flag warnings were issued Wednesday across Southern California as heat and dry winds were expected to turn Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys into a tinderbox. The National Weather Service said the red flag warnings would be in effect through Thursday for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys and Ventura County valleys, the L.A. Times reported. Temperatures on Friday could rise past 100 degrees from Burbank to Pasadena, according to the weather service.
December 10, 2012
What was supposed to be a drier, gustier day across some parts of Southern California - prompting a red-flag fire warning from forecasters - won't be as dry and gusty as anticipated. The National Weather Service has canceled its red-flag warning for the Los Angeles and Ventura county mountains, as well as valley areas in the Santa Clarita region and Ventura County. The warning was expected to expire early Tuesday afternoon, but was canceled by 9 a.m. Monday. The reason, meteorologist Bill Forwood said, is because the weather conditions didn't develop as forecasters expected.
November 12, 2012
A red flag warning has been issued until 6 p.m. Tuesday for parts of Los Angeles County, including local mountains and the Santa Clarita Valley, as wind gusts and dry conditions increase the threat of fire. Wind gusts on Monday could reach 50 mph in the mountains before starting to subside on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures in the tri-city area are expected to warm into the mid-80s through Wednesday before clouds return, bringing with them a 30% chance of rain Thursday evening, the weather service said.
October 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has extended a red flag warning for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties because of high winds and low humidity, which have elevated the risk of wildfires. The warning, first issued at 3 a.m. Thursday, was set to expire at 6 p.m. Friday but has been extended until 2 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles County fire officials said. Sustained winds of up to 20 mph and gusts of up to 40 mph are forecast, and an additional 150 firefighters have been positioned throughout Los Angeles County as a precaution, said Tony Imprenda, a spokesman for the county fire department.
October 25, 2012
Weather forecasters have issued red flag warnings for much of the Southland for what "will likely be the strongest and most widespread Santa Ana wind event of the season. " "These critical fire weather conditions combined with very dry fuels will bring extreme fire danger to the Southland," the National Weather Service said in a statement Wednesday. Red flag fire warnings signaling extreme wildland fire conditions have been issued for Southern California counties because of Santa Ana winds of up to 65 mph that are expected to blow across the region.
October 1, 2012
With record-high temperatures expected across Southern California on Monday, the National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning for several areas. The scorching temperatures, combined with gusty winds, single-digit humidity and dry vegetation could indicate high fire danger. The warning is in effect through 6 p.m Tuesday for the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Angeles National Forest in L.A. County and Ventura County's Los Padres National Forest are also under red-flag warnings.
August 27, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- The last person many would expect to see at the Republican National Convention is the chairman of the Democrats ' rival effort next week. But there was Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday night, mixing and mingling with reporters and GOP strategists at a late-night dinner here. Villaraigosa, who will head up the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte, N.C., was spotted at the swanky Mise en Place supper club after dining with GOP strategist Ana Navarro.
August 22, 2012
A red-flag fire warning is in effect, but Southern California temperatures are expected to cool Wednesday, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over Los Angeles and Ventura counties, according to the National Weather Service. In the tri-city area, temperatures aren't expected to get past the low-90s through the weekend. "We are seeing some relief after all these days of heat," Curt Kaplan, a spokesman for the weather service, told the Los Angeles Times . The red-flag warning, which signifies an increased threat of brush fires, began at midnight and is expected to end at 5 p.m. for the mountains, deserts and valleys of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
July 3, 2012
Happy Tuesday! As you get ready to relax and watch the fireworks tomorrow, check out what's happened in the 818. A church in La Crescenta replaced a group of flags, representing diversity, in a ceremony Sunday. Participants said the theft had the opposite of its intended effect, bringing people together. Glendale News-Press A writer mourns the loss of Chez Nous in Toluca Lake, the third closure of an eatery in that neighborhood in a year. North Hollywood Patch The Mutual UFO Network of Los Angeles is taking a July 1 sighting of a... something...
July 2, 2012
When flags representing Mexico, South Korea, eco-justice and gays and lesbians were stolen from St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church - leaving just the American flag standing - the message was conspicuous and unwanted. So on Sunday, as community leaders gathered to reinstall the flags after weeks of fundraising, the message to the perpetrators was just as clear: “You brought the community back together again,” one said. Speaking to the crowd during the dedication on Sunday, church Vicar Bryan Jones said his congregation offered up donations to replace the flags the day after the flags were stolen on May 19. “They left one flag standing and that was an American flag,” Jones said.