10 years ago a young #MountainLion crossed two freeways and began a life in Griffith Park, a semi-wild area in the hills of #LosAngeles. #P22 became a trail-cam celebrity, outlived life expectancy for wild pumas and inspired a #wildlife bridge across the 101.
Waning health prompted biologists to bring him in for a checkup, but he was hit by a car first. Injuries & chronic illness were too much for him to survive in a sanctuary, and he’s been euthanized.
I should clarify in case the ALT text isn’t visible – the attached photo from the LA Times is of P-22 in better days, spotted on a wildlife camera.
#microforests in the LA area is live!
Their guide to planting
If I lived somewhere where I had a big enough yard and could choose how to use it, I would be all over this.
#nature #LosAngeles #gardening
On the way to and from Point Vicente, I stopped at Bluff Cove (also on the Palos Verdes peninsula). I was surprised to find that I could plainly see the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles in the distance. I guess I’d never been there on a clear enough day before.
There were more people than I expected, but everyone was maintaining distance and most of them were masked up.
Really wish I’d had a tripod for the evening shot, though
#photo #coast #California #LosAngeles #cove #ocean #PalosVerdes
Clouds flow over the snow-covered #SanGabrielMountains above #LosAngeles this morning. We've had a decent amount of rain this December, and snow in the mountains, leading to hopes for a wet winter and enough water to store for next summer.
Oh, and skiing for those who are into that sort of thing 😁
A #gloomy #sunset over the #OilField.
Kenneth Hahn Park features a patch of semi-wilderness in the middle of suburban #LosAngeles that’s great for hiking…and is also right next to the Inglewood Oil Field.
One of the (many) weird things about #LosAngeles is that there are fragments of wilderness scattered throughout the suburbs. (Mostly where it was a pain to build, or someone owned a lot of land & decided to donate it.)
I had two photos of this #trail junction and #fence. I liked the colors in one, the composition in the other, and I just couldn’t get the balance right on the second. On a whim I desaturated it. Turns out it looks better in #blackandwhite anyway!
#nature #hiking #photo
Looking up at the walls of a hotel near LAX. The #patterened #facade in the first photo is repeated on several other walls around the hotel. Above it are many layers of #interleaved balconies for the hotel rooms.
Does anyone know the term for this #architecture style? It’s sort of post-Googie, pre-Brutalist?
Not as good a photo, but a wider view for context, before they repainted a couple of years ago. The wall and balconies are on the tower to the left of the frame.
Apparently their neighbors reported them for renting it out as Airbnb or similar (which the city doesn’t allow). Then they painted the house bright pink with giant 😜 and 🤐 emoji on it. Now the neighbors are complaining about the mural, but the city says it’s on private property 🤷♂️
Honestly I’m surprised – it sounds like the kind of area that would mandate specific shades of beige paint.
(LA Times, paywall)
‘Emoji house’ feud erupts as frustrated residents urge Manhattan Beach to take action.
#EmojiHouse #weird #LosAngeles #California
(conversation includes link to The Guardian article) It made international headlines?
@OldBrushNewPaper It made international headlines?
Oh, of course it did. It’s a weird story with emoji. 🤦♂️ 😂
@OldBrushNewPaper It’s not really the kind of area where people would respond with better murals, though. I could see that happening in neighboring Hermosa Beach, but Manhattan Beach is…how should I say this…stuffier?
Wow, I should have gone looking for the Easy Reader to begin with. (It’s one of the two local papers in the area.) The owner comes off a *lot* worse with the additional background of how she allegedly treated the last long-term tenants.
The Emoji House war: A neighborhood feud erupts in El Porto
Susan Wieland had been away for a work conference since the end of May, but neighbors sent her the photo. Even so, upon returning to her home in the El Porto neighborhood of Manhattan Beach on the night of June 8, she wept when she actually saw her neighbor’s house. The house, a two-level…
– Easy Reader News
Figured I’d use the 1977 filter on this, given the architecture.
#LosAngeles #buildings #PCH
Interesting! The filter is apparently applied on top of the attached image, because Mastodon shows the unfiltered image.
#Snow in the mountains above #LosAngeles.
By mid-afternoon, the patches on Mt. Wilson (barely visible at the left) had faded, though the ridge behind it still has a ton of snow visible.
Snow in the mountains above Los Angeles.
Because seismic waves are slower than internet signals, it’s possible to send an alert after an earthquake starts, but before the shaking reaches you. A few seconds’ warning is enough to pull over to the side of the road, climb down from a ladder, step away from a high shelf or window, put down a scalpel, etc.
Mexico & Japan both have systems like this, and Los Angeles has launched a pilot program with apps for both Android and iOS.
#earthquake #tech #LosAngeles
Snow in the mountains above Los Angeles, after last week’s rainstorm.
Most winters there’s at least one snowfall in the mountains by December. Last winter, the first one didn’t hit until March. Here’s hoping we’ll see more water, both liquid and solid, this coming year!
#LosAngeles #winter #mountains #california
Statues of a family of #mastodons watching helplessly while one of their own is trapped in the #LaBrea Tar Pits.
Naturally-occurring asphalt (yes, #LosAngeles had asphalt millennia before it had cars!) seeps out of the ground all over the area. Portable fences keep people from stepping in it. #Prehistoric animals were less fortunate, and a museum houses an incredible array of #IceAge fossils found here.
(Flashback to 2013, can’t believe I hadn’t posted it here yet.)
Photo on Flickr
#reintroductions #introductions Hello, my name is Kelson. I’m a computer programmer in the #LosAngeles area. I like #scifi, #fantasy & #comics (behind on a lot, keeping up w/ #TheFlash, Saga & #JessicaJones). I tend to talk about #webdevelopment and #tech, and I still have a #blog.
I also talk about #books at @KelsonReads (currently reading Sparrow Hill Road) & post scenic #photography at @kelsonv
First significant snow above Los Angeles this winter!
Unfortunately, it’s almost spring.
Expanded on K2R
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Lee Vibber We were just looking at this same snow from our vantage point. At least there’s been a little, it’s better than nothing!
Mar 5, 2018, 3:33 PM
Jim Vibber It’s been great, seeing a little bit of snow lingering on Mt. Saddleback. I haven’t seen much of that in over 10 years.
Mar 5, 2018, 5:18 PM
Kelson Vibber Yeah, the snowfall in 2008 was *amazing*!
Mar 5, 2018, 7:23 PM