San Fernando Valley

Friday, August 14, 2015

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 […]
Monday, September 15, 2014

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 […]
Monday, March 25, 2013

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 […]
Sunday, March 18, 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 […]
Friday, August 26, 2011

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 […]
Friday, April 17, 2009

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 […]
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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 […]
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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 […]
Monday, October 13, 2008

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 […]