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Hot temps in Burbank today – Heat warning and heat alert

More hot temperatures for Burbank and the San Fernando Valley.  Yesterday the high hit 100 in the Media City and that could happen again today. No relief in sight for the weekend. The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning for the San Fernando Valley from 1 p.m. this afternoon through Sunday at 8 p.m. The weather service put out this warning: “The prolonged heat wave will bring the risk of heat related illness through the weekend. Those at highest risk include children .. the elderly …... Read More →

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Another scorcher in Burbank today

     Another scorcher in Burbank today. More triple digit temperatures coming our way. Yesterday, the high reached 102 in the Media City. It could be that hot or even hotter today. An excessive heat warning remains in effect for the San Fernando Valley until 7 p.m. tomorrow. Burbank isn’t the only place sizzling in the heat. Most of the  Southland is in the grips of a mini-heat wave. Even the beaches will remain warm — with 80 degree temps. Cooler weather expected by mid-week.

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City Life: Dealing with traffic congestion

While this post is not about Burbank per se — it touches on a problem Burbankers complain about a lot. Probably every city in California is affected by some forum of traffic congestion.  If you travel Coldwater Canyon Avenue here in the San Fernando Valley, plan on a two hour delay. The reason: construction. It seems this avenue is always under some kind of construction. I feel a lot of compassion for those motorists driving this major connection, from the Valley to the Westside, on a daily... Read More →

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Photo: Terje Canavarro/Freelance photographer -- "Rainbow1" shot from Mulholland Drive over looking the valley March 17, 2012

Rainbow, sunshine, cloudy skies, and more rain

Photographer Terje Canavarro caught this gorgeous rainbow shot yesterday, but don’t ditch that umbrella, rain is still in the forecast even though we’re getting some sunshine this morning. There’s even a chance of more thunderstorms. And the temperature is going to be on the cold side with the high reaching only into the 50s and the low dropping to the 30s tonight.  

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Guest Blogger: Garden Guru on fall planting

 Yep, it’s getting about that time to start thinking about where to plant your fall bulbs(tulips, hyacinths,  freesias, daffodills—-etc). Don’t do it now. Wait until next month and shop early. Planting bulbs in late September is easy. You just have to remember that tulips, hyacinths and crocus have to be cooled in your refridgerator for a month in a paper bag before you plant them. Unless you live like I did in Moultonboro, NH like I did for a bit where the soil temp is real cold, unlike here in... Read More →

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New dialing rules take effect tomorrow in the 818 area code

No matter what type of phone you have, retro or high tech or somewhere in between, you’ll have to practice a new dialing procedure starting tomorrow, if you live in the land of the 818 area code, the San Fernando Valley. On Saturday, April 18, callers in that valley will have to dial a 1 plus the 10 digit number. Sigh, just one more thing to remember. The reason for the change is the supply of 818 numbers is running out due to high demand. So last April, the California... Read More →

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Update on Southland wildfires

Irfan Khan/ Los Angeles Times The temperatures have heated up, but the winds have calmed down in the San Fernando Valley today, giving tenacious fire crews the advantage over two deadly wildfires. One man was killed when his makeshift home was consumed by fire and another person died in a freeway crash on a smoke shrouded freeway. At a news conference this morning, Governor Schwarzenegger announced three firefighters had been injured battling these blazes as well. The largest in Porter Ranch is only 20 percent contained, but fire crews have been able to stop... Read More →

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Santa Ana Winds & Southland Wildfires

  Firefighter battles flames in Porter Ranch — Francine Orr/ Los Angeles Times Firefighters continue to attack blazes in Southern California today; two big wildfires in the San Fernando Valley have destroyed homes, businesses, vehicles, and caused two deaths.  Authorities say a break overnight from the strong Santa Ana winds in the Lake View Terrace area allowed crews to get the upper hand on the Marek Fire.  That blaze is now 70 percent contained, but it has scorched close to 5 thousand acres. Tragically, a homeless man and his dog died when their shack... Read More →

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State of Emergency declared in Los Angeles & Ventura Counties

  Flames and smoke near the 118 freeway in Porter Ranch — Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times Erratic Santa Ana winds are fueling wildfires in Southern California, forcing thousands to flee their homes and destroying dozens of buildings, including some homes. A homeless man and his dog were killed when the makeshift shack they were sleeping in was overrun by flames near Lake View Terrace in the East San Fernando Valley.   That’s the so-called Marek fire, which kicked up Sunday morning near the Angeles National Forest. Then overnight and this morning the devil winds blew wild,... Read More →

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