Power went out for much of zip code 90035 between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
It’s been raining steadily here since Friday morning. Sometimes it is heavy.
The one good thing about the rain is that it cuts down on the beggars.
Normally I hit a beggar about every 100 yards on Pico Blvd. Why so many? The problem is that Jews are so generous, it just encourages more begging.
I never give to beggars. It just encourages them. As I blow them off, they typically say to me, “God bless you!”
I am intrigued about that new restaurant 26 opening up across Pico Blvd from the Pinto Shul.
Then there’s the fancy new dairy Italian restaurant opening up next to Shiloh’s Steak House.
And on Thursday, I hit this great new Thai vegan restaurant next to Chick’n’Chow and YICC.
A series of warm Pacific storms will continue to batter Southern California with strong winds, heavy downpours and snowfall Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The wet weather is expected to last through midweek, in a pattern so unusual that it has forecasters scratching their heads — particularly because this is a La Niña year, when ocean temperatures near the equator cool. Such years often involve colder, drier conditions in Southern California, said Bill Patzert, a climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge.
“I call La Niña the diva of drought for Southern California,” Patzert said. “But the rainfall looks like El Niño.”
As a result, some areas might receive their highest one-week rainfall totals in recent years.
There were periods of heavy and light rain across the region Saturday.
“The storm system is like a symphony,” Patzert said. “Right now we’re in the overture; we’re getting the quiet part of the symphony.”