Hey there. Yesterday, I sent a Twitter message about how I was walking outside and I can smell smoke and taste ashes. Like earthquakes, Southern California is no stranger to wild fires. There was already a strong fire blazing near West Covina (about 20 miles East of Downtown Los Angeles and another fire started last night in La Canada Flintridge (about 13 miles North of Downtown Los Angeles). The skies above my hometown are ugly. I live in Long Beach, where blue skies were visible this morning. Once we got on the 710 freeway heading north towards Downtown L.A., a HUGE cloud of smoke covered the skies. There's mountains visible in the skyline when you're on the 710 heading North. Today, I couldn't even see Downtown, it was so bad. Here are a few pics I took this morning from my mother in law's place. It's only a few minutes from where I work, which is only 5 miles away from Downtown.
The sky over Downtown Los Angeles
I need to go. I got work to do. Later.