L.A.’s Dread Winds of Autumn

The Santa Anas Keep Blowing Our Minds

You know them when you feel them, or when you hear them blowing through the trees. They’ve cut out your power or even threatened your home. And you can quote Los Angeles writers Raymond Chandler and Joan Didion on their power to inspire murderous thoughts and unease. But what exactly are the Santa Ana winds? How do they wreak destruction on Southern California? And why have their legends persisted?

At a Zócalo event on a warm Friday evening at downtown’s Grand Park, UCLA meteorologist Robert Fovell, L.A. County Fire Captain Drew …

Daylight Saving Time Is Rife With Human Suffering

Stop the Clock Resetting—Before It Kills Again

Even cows don’t like Daylight Saving Time. Come Sunday morning, when the milking machines get attached to their udders a whole hour too early, the otherwise placid bovines on dairy …

Penguins Are Right To Love Daylight Saving Time

Don’t Abolish Summer Hours. Abolish Winter Hours.

In 2005, President George W. Bush signed a major change into law: Daylight Saving Time would start on the second Sunday in March instead of the first Sunday in April. …

An L.A. Weather Report in 2100 A.D.

Dallas Raines the Fourth Says It’s Scorching In Santa Monica

Traffic remains heavy on the westbound and eastbound 10, 15, 20, and 25 freeways. And now it’s over to the Southland weather report with Dallas Raines the Fourth.

Thank you, Chip. …

Hot, Sometimes Bothered

Bill Streever Explores the Mystery of Heat and Humankind

We might love to spend our vacations at the beach and buy winter homes in places like Arizona, but humans are a lot like Goldilocks when it comes to temperatures. …