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Saturday, April 01, 2006

For those of you that aren’t Ghetto enuff…

this bling’s for you.  Here are the newest things to accesorize your ride.  These are wheels that show pictures while rollin’.  I’m classifing this as “West Coast” because we don’t have that type of ghettoness here on the East Coast.

Posted by SPN on 04/01 at 09:04 AM
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Sunday, April 17, 2005

West Coast

today is a lovely hi pressure day. temps are high at around 78 deg in inland valleys and sunset should be around 730pm.  Tonight i’ll start the grill!

Posted by bbeard on 04/17 at 06:48 PM
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Saturday, April 16, 2005

West Coast

We still have snow!  Believe it or not!

Posted by bbeard on 04/16 at 03:52 PM
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Saturday, March 12, 2005

california girl

just to show how wacky califorbia really is - just after the wacky 50 degree wetaher and multiple storms that sent homs and hills surfing dows the hill-sides in comes a great high pressure area and high 80’s and every one heads to the beaches like they have no cares ; aw… the heck with the house that teatering on the brink of disaster and the red tag that will no doubtedly make us homeless lets go to the beach!

it seams red tags and property values are whats in the news most these days in california - besides all the land slides and mudslides housing just keep disappearing and gowing at a greater premium.... rent houses just went up from 1500 - 1700 a month in my neigborhood and thats san berdoo can you imagine what folks are payin if their needs are in Beelair?

Posted by bbeard on 03/12 at 07:06 PM
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

weather updates California

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Still more rain soaked Southern California on Wednesday, giving Los Angeles its wettest year in more than a century, after collapsing hillsides crushed homes, oozing mud blocked highways and a surging river carried away part of an airport.  The deaths of nine people had been blamed on the series of storms that started last week, including one man who was killed by a falling eucalyptus tree and a teenage girl crushed by rocks that crashed into her bedroom.  While more rain fell overnight, and up to an inch was expected in some areas by day’s end, the National Weather Service said that the region was due for a break as the wet weather moved eastward. To the east, two days or more of rain was forecast in already wet Arizona.

More than 9 inches in a week
The average yearly rainfall in downtown Los Angeles is about 15 inches, but the total just since last Thursday reached 9.14 inches as of Wednesday morning

The citys amount in the nearly eight months since July 1, when California begins its yearly rainfall measurements, reached 34.36 inches more than the annual average for Seattle. Thats also the citys third wettest year on record and within easy sight of the No. 2 year, 1889-90, when 34.84 inches of rain fell. The record for the entire year is 38.18 inches, set in 1883-84.

All that rain translated to as much as 10 feet of snow atop Mount Baldy, elevation 8,600 feet, in the San Bernardino Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. While the storm system had extended into Northern California, only about 3 feet of snow was measured in the southern Sierra Nevada range.

RANK SEASON RAINFALL TOTAL (INCHES)
1. 1883-1884 38.18
2. 1889-1890 34.84
3. 2004-2005 33.61
4. 1977-1978 33.44
5. 1940-1941 32.76
6. 1982-1983 31.28
7. 1997-1998 31.01
8. 1968-1969 27.47
9. 1992-1993 27.36
10. 1979-1980 26.98

A stretch of about 2 miles of the Pacific Coast Highway leading into Malibu remained closed Wednesday because of mudslides and a huge boulder that threatened to roll onto the highway. Dozens of other roads in the region also were closed.

Amtrak service suspended
Amtrak suspended train service north of Los Angeles to Santa Barbara at least through Thursday because of mudslides, following a weekend in which rail service was shut down in other parts of the region.

Officials in Ventura County had to close the small Santa Paula airport Tuesday because more than 155 feet of runway collapsed into the rushing Santa Clara River. Chunks of concrete crumbled into the water throughout the day.

Weve lost nearly the entire west third of the airport, said Rowena Mason, president of the Santa Paula Airport Association. This is millions and millions of dollars worth of damage.

Storms have caused $52.5 million in damage to Los Angeles County roads and facilities since the beginning of this year. The county has spent $9 million on repairs, including $500,000 since the weekend, officials said.

Authorities said dozens of homes were evacuated or red-tagged marked as uninhabitable because they threatened to collapse from sliding hillsides. Others already had collapsed or lost backyard patios and swimming pools.

Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to urge President Bush to issue a federal disaster declaration for the city.  2005 The Associated Press

Posted by bbeard on 02/23 at 03:03 PM
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Monday, February 21, 2005

California

its been raining here sollid (real rain) for the last 5 days and nights and were expecting more from the low system thats circulating above us.  Deaths and property damaga have already been reported in association with this system, rain, and mudd slides; The earth out here simply can not hold any more water before it goes to a completley liquid state: this may be how california ends up in the ocean ( LOL!!)

there are may many mandidtory evacuations on order in sandeigo, orange, san bernardino, and ventura counties counties; this could be quite disasterous. as yo might be aware of city planner never accounted for verymuch rain in the souythland of California so any accesses build up very quicly.

Posted by bbeard on 02/21 at 01:12 PM
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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

california rains

here is a ink to many of the national aricles that have hit southern california in the past week and also some current weather related flooding and evacuations in southern californi as another series of storms blows through

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6872387/

Posted by bbeard on 01/26 at 05:15 PM
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Sunday, January 09, 2005

california

eathquakes, flooding, earthslides; vehicles carried away - people carried away by raging flood waters.  Heavy rain is expected through the next week.

Posted by bbeard on 01/09 at 04:48 PM
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Thursday, September 09, 2004

california fire season

Well this year after a go-’round with two weeks of triple plays on the ‘ole temp gauge, fire season has arrived in its usual bold and destructive style.

At the moment there are several 4-5 i think wild fires threatening the San Bernardino Moutains.  If you are unfamiliar with this area this is the area of mountain range in sanbernardino county that hosted the “old fire” last year.  The fire that burned so long and engulfed so many homes over what seemed a 3-4 week period.

There is plenty of fuel on the back side of the moutain and from the areas that were left unburned from last years fire storms.  It seems this year the threat is the whole monty.  she has returned to claim what was left behind. 

Last years burn areas even though hydro-seeded have not realized a significant growth to keep top soil from erosion.  Even though this is the early part of the fire season folks are very concerned of the upcomming rain, snow, and ice and winter.

Posted by bbeard on 09/09 at 01:49 AM
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Monday, August 30, 2004

California Independant Party of Fruits

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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

california fires

well i dont have any new on the fire in hemet which is located in riverside, some 10 miles from us to the south.  but i can tell you that the fire as of last night ( the one off the north I5) had burned nearly 6,000 acres and was only 45% contained.  harsh winds and extreemley hot temps are to blame say fire experts.  (what the h@ll is a fire expert anyway?)

as the news flows in ill keep ya’llposted.

shout out from all corners with your current weather or natural disasters!

Posted by bbeard on 07/20 at 09:41 AM
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Sunday, July 18, 2004

calfornia fires

looks like i’m gonna be stockin up on hotdogs and masrsh-a-mella’s

LAKE HUGHES - Despite withering summer heat, firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers slowly gained ground Wednesday against California wildfires that have burned more 18,500 acres of brush and forest and caused hundreds of people to evacuate homes this week.
Changing weather offered some potential for relief as monsoonal flow from the southeast began bringing moisture and thunderstorms to the region, but there was also potential for fire-starting lightning and flash-flooding in old burn areas from last fall’s devastating California wildfires.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency authorized funds for some of the blazes, which were burning in Los Angeles County, to the east in Riverside County, to the south in San Diego County and in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada.

One of the most difficult fires, 4,700 acres in Pine Canyon west of Lake Hughes in Angeles National Forest on the edge of the Mojave Desert, was 46 percent contained. Voluntary and mandatory evacuations emptied more than 500 homes Tuesday, and an outbuilding and motorhome were destroyed.

“The fire has been unpredictable, but now firefighters are trying to make a stand at Highway 138 just north of the fire to attempt to cut it off there,’’ said Los Angeles County fire inspector John Mancha. More than 1,000 firefighters were on the line.

In Riverside County, a 3,698-acre blaze on the edge of San Bernardino National Forest was 50 percent contained as it burned toward unpopulated terrain. It previously posed a threat to the mountain communities of Idyllwild, Pine Cove and Garner Valley. Nearly 1,200 firefighters worked the blaze. One firefighter suffered a broken leg.

In eastern San Diego County, an 8,500-acre blaze sparked by illegal fireworks was 66 percent contained and was expected to be fully surrounded by nightfall Wednesday. Some 1,300 firefighters battled the flames, which started as two fires Tuesday near Lake Henshaw.

The so-called Mataguay fire prompted evacuation of about 100 rural homes and about 200 youngsters from a Boy Scout camp Tuesday, but structures or communities were no longer threatened, said California Department of Forestry firefighter Tyler Ashton.

“It’s pretty much burning in open vegetation,’’ he said.

In the Sierra, hikers were evacuated and trails were closed in part of Yosemite National Park after a lightning-sparked wildfire grew to 1,300 acres Tuesday. The Meadow fire was one of nine fires burning in the park from lightning strikes two weeks ago, the National Park Service said.

Meanwhile, in Alaska, where wildfires are burning on nearly 2.5 million acres, firefighters were building a firebreak about a quarter mile from the town of Eagle, population 126. If the wildfire gets too close to the line, firefighters will light their torches and burn the land between the firebreak and the wildfire.

Bert Plante of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center said firefighters in Alaska are encountering extreme fire behavior, including 30-foot trees ablaze with 100-foot flames.

“About the only way you can fight that kind of fire is with more fire,’’ Plante said. “Eagle is ready to do it.’’

The fire is part of the Eagle complex of fires, which has burned about 475,000 acres in northeastern Alaska.

Residents of Eagle and Eagle Village, population 59, both near Alaska’s border with Canada, have been told to prepare for possible evacuation. If that becomes necessary, Plante said, they will be given two hours to gather at a designated safety zone at the local airport. The Red Cross already has set up a shelter in Tok, about 165 miles away

Posted by bbeard on 07/18 at 11:37 AM
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Thursday, July 15, 2004

fires

4:04PM - REQ RECALL TO LANCASTER CT FOR ETA,1039 CT LANCASTER THEY HAD TO GET THE CREW TOGETHER,THEY WILL BE ENRT IN A FEW MINS - INFO FOR F8,F9
2:48PM - 1039 LANCASTER CALTRANS COPIES TO MOVE THE SIGNS,WILL SEND A UNIT - ETA WITHIN 30 MINS
2:42PM - PER 78-S5,REQ TO ADVISE 78-F9,THAT WE WILL BE NOTIFYING CT TO MOVE THE SIGNS (JEO 140TH) WHEN THEY GO 1097,HE WILL NEED TO RE-POSITION HIMSELF
1:59PM - FOR INFO CP5 HAS BEEN 1097 AT FIRE CP AND IS UP AND RUNNING
1:25PM - PER F4 REQ RO KNOW IF EVACTUATION AT LAKE HUGHES RD IS VOLUTARY OR MANDATORY
12:31PM - CENTRAL UNIT 1097 - LAKE HUGHES RD AND WARM SPRINGS
12:03PM - S5 ALS O REQ TO ID ANY UNITS 1097 OR ENRT NOT LISTED ABOVE
12:03PM - 78-R2 AT CP,78-R3 AT 3PT AT 138,78-R4 AT 138 AT 170TH W,78-F1 AT LK HUGHES,78-F2 ON 138 AT GORMAN POST,78-F3 AT ELIZ LK RD AT JOHNSON RD,78-F4 AT ELIZ LK RD AT LK HUGHES RD,78-R5 AT MUNZ RCH RD AND FAIRMONT NEENACH,78-F6 RESP TO LK HUGHES JNO CASTAIC LK,78-F7 RESP TO PINE CYN AT OLD RIDGE RTE
12:03PM - 78-S5 REQ RADIO DO A ROLL CALL JUST OF THE UNITS DEPRLOYED ON THE FIRE SCENE AND UP UNIT FIELDS TO SHOW WHERE EACH UNIT IS AT—NEG ON CLEARENCE JUST OT MAKE SURE ALL UNITS AND ACCOUNTED FOR AND 1020 S CORRECT
11:47AM - 228 AND 230 - 10-8 ON THE TAN - CLEARED 1125 NB 5 JSO 14
11:39AM - PER SOUTHERN 4 ** COMMAND VEHICLE RESPONDING UP HERE - SOUTHERN 32 WAS ESCORTING THE VEHICLE - NEG RESP ON THE TAN - TRY THE BLU PLEASE FOR ETA
11:34AM - 1039 TO 78-L2 - WILL ADVISE ON LINE 49 VIA LL
11:33AM - SB SAN FRANCISQUITO CANYON FROM ELIZABETH LAKE IS OPEN
11:21AM - OFF DUTY LAFD - INQUIRING IF ELIZABETH LAKE RD AT SAN FRANCISQUITO CYN IS CLOSED & IF SO, CONFIRM CLOSED TO RESD ON ELIZABETH LAKE ??
11:12AM - PTY LL NEEDS TO RESP TO 1148 A RESIDENT @ 43678 LAKE ELIZABETH RD WHO IS BEING EVACUATED AND NEEDS TO KNOW INFO ON RD CLOSURES FRM AGUA DULCE AREA
10:02AM - PER S5 THEY CAN GO DOWN SB SAN FRANCISQUITO CANYON FROM ELIZABETH LAKE RD
9:54AM - PER S5 - THROUGH TRAFFIC FOR ANY RESIDENTS IEMMEDIATELLY OFF THE FIRE AREA - OFF 138 AND NO FURTHER THAN 3 POINTS - LET HIM THROUGH
9:48AM - PER F2 - PRESIDENT OF THE TOWN COUNCIL - LARRY MEYERS - 107 WITH F2 - TRYING TO GET TO COMMAND POST
9:47AM - SOUTHERN 4 ENROUTE TO FIRE AREA
9:02AM - 1039 COMMAND POST - LAKE HUGHS RESIDENTS CAN ACCESS FOR ANIMAL RETRIEVAL ONLY **** NO OTHER ACCESS ALLOWED
8:53AM - ELIZABETH LAKE RD : ONLY RESIDENTS ALLOWED ARE THE ONES EVACUATING ANIMALS AND LIVESTOCK TNX
7:05AM - R4 WILL ROLL TO 170TH WEST AT WR138
6:54AM - REQUING CALTRANS TO ROLL A CREW TO CLOSE SR138 AT GORMAN POST ROAD - LONG TERM CLOSURE
5:53AM - *** AGAIN - RDWY IS OPEN BUT FIRE DEPT WANTS TO BE PREPARED FOR A QUICK CLOSURE ****
5:52AM - PER FIRE DEPT TO 78-R2 - THE 138 MAY HAVE TO BE SHUT DOWN AND UNITS WILL BE IN POSITION FOR A QUICK CLOSURE * ALSO REQ CT TO START THIS WAY NOW
5:52AM - PER 78-R2 - CT ** PLS ACTIVATE CMS SIGNS ON THE 14 TO WATCH FOR FIRE/SLOW DOWN ON THE 138—RDWY IS STILL OPEN AT THIS TIME

Posted by bbeard on 07/15 at 06:17 PM
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California Fires!

Where are the up-to-the-minute updates?

Posted by SPN on 07/15 at 07:48 AM
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Monday, July 12, 2004

California education chief calls preschooler ‘stupid dirty girl’

This asshole had better do some apologizing as well as some soul-searching.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/07/08/girls.name.ap/
alifornia education chief calls preschooler ‘stupid dirty girl’

Riordan apologizes for remark

Friday, July 9, 2004 Posted: 7:13 AM EDT (1113 GMT)

Isis D’Luciano, right, and her mother Trinity Lila are shown in this June 19 photo in Santa Barbara, California.
LOS ANGELES, California (AP)—State Education Secretary Richard Riordan jokingly told a child her name, Isis, meant “stupid dirty girl,” prompting the head of the California NAACP on Thursday to call for his resignation.

Riordan, the wealthy former Los Angeles mayor known for his support of public schools, startled even friends last week with the comments at a promotional event for summer reading at the Santa Barbara library.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, his longtime friend, called Riordan’s statement to the girl “unacceptable in any context” but gave no hint his job was in danger.

But Alice Huffman, president of the California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Thursday that Riordan “is not suitable to lead education in our state” and should be removed.

The conversation, videotaped by KEYT-TV, took place July 1. The girl, 6-year-old Isis D’Luciano, asked Riordan if he knew her name meant “Egyptian goddess.”

Riordan replied, “It means stupid dirty girl.”

Posted by SPN on 07/12 at 06:09 PM
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