Every October/November we get these amazing sunsets, seems to have something to do with the time of year. The Weather Channel has a short article about such.
for the comment that was deleted:
the stingray is actually spoofing a cell phone tower, forcing ALL cell phones in the area to connect to it before they pass your signal along to a real phone tower. Then they can track your movement and listen into your conversation. There is a reason why police need warrants to even look at phone records, and with this they are intercepting everyone's communications. Rather than being targeted (think of police obtaining a warrant to bug one person's phone) - they are getting everyone's information with abandon.
Tech enthusiasts and hackers are definitely NOT doing this - it takes a lot of technology (sometimes in the $100,000 dollar range) - and would be very illegal...
read more on hackaday
So I was playing online game and one random person says hold on earthquake.. I was like what is he rambling.. and then few seconds later I felt too.. I asked where is he from he said east la.. (so earthquake took time to reach me) that was such a surreal once in a lifetime experience.
edit: thanks for upvoting. the thing about the game is that it's based on reaction time so him saying earthquake was as instant as he felt. This led to look for an app, found https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zizmos.equake this, if anybody knows better app let me know, really interesting if we could be alerted about earthquakes few seconds before (Reddit may not be best option when/if real one strikes)
It actually was the exact same as the historical average (82).
And how about don't litter and throw them on the ground, ever. Same goes for cigarette butts, stop trashing our city/country/planet. Get one of these instead: https://www.amazon.com/Honoro-Portable-Cigarettes-Keychain-Cylinder/dp/B01GK6W7S0?th=1
As an ER nurse... I REALLY want to stress to everyone reading this....
only use an approved indoor heater.
NOTHING THAT USES PROPANE OR NATURAL GAS ! ! !
If the ELECTRIC heater you use doesn't have an automatic shut-off timer, put it on a timer so you don't accidentally cause a fire.
It's much easier for us to treat hypothermia than it is to treat 3rd-degree burns or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Stay warm, but stay safe
This is a non-issue.
Credit unions lack the financial backing of government. It also has advantages in freedom to implement infrastructure that credit unions lack as well. This covers up the problems with credit unions pretty well
If nothing else, more competition in banking is a good thing, and it has the added benefit of a more direct line of accountability from the public.
Also I find the use of "eerily" to be...loaded language.
BTW, if you see an LAUSD school that needs maintenance (tags like this, cut fences, lighting not working, etc.) you can get the LAUSD Service Call app and submit it yourself directly to the main facilities department. And they would really appreciate it. Especially if you see something at the beginning of a break (like Thanksgiving break this week... they're off five days), so it doesn't wait until school is back in session to get reported.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citysourced.lausdservicecalls (They supposedly have it for iOS too, but there's no straightforward way to find a link and post it as far as I can tell.)
Are you sure? I was under the impression sleet was freezing rain (slushy) and hail is chunks of ice.
Edit: I googled that for myself. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-is-the-difference-between-freezing-rain-sleet-snow-hail-and-graupel/339868
It's not a generalization. It's a descriptor of the history of Spanish colonization that had a racial class hierarchy and racism as a strong basis for which their culture was based on. Some may resist it, which is great, but you can't deny the history on which Spanish America was founded.
Thanks. Yes, I think it's great for the price. It shoots 2K-ish and pretty good at night. It has a motion sensor so if my car gets disturbed it automatically records. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't have Bluetooth or wifi, so I can't transfer footage to my phone. You need to take the card out to transfer. But very satisfied so far.
There's an app from Charmin you can grab for your phone called SitOoSquat that lists public restrooms available around you with hours of operation.
Not sure if you can see these posts, but lots of bee-keepers in the Pasadena area on my Nextdoor have been offering to relocate bees for free
Not the first guy in his club to die trying to pull a trick too:
No doubt they've setup another GoFundMe for this newest fallen member of their obnoxious adrenaline cult.
No offense taken. ☺️
You’re right. Secrets are not safe. Gay, straight, bi, cis... whatever it’s being labeled as these days is not the culprit IMO.
As a recovering/recovered addict, the most damaging secret is hiding a drug addiction.
This book was a fascinating read (well, to me), and it just goes to show that everybody lies.
You need to read Screenwriting is Rewriting.
Then you need to find a writers' group so you can learn how to take notes better.
Then you need to actually read and digest two hundred produced pilots.
>Sorry I didn’t go to Harvard or am only half Jewish.
Also, maybe chill with the casual racism.
We used to have a pool and I had an ample pantry for my wife and I to live off a few days. Once the kids showed up and we purchased a house without a pool, I decided I should be better prepared.
Costco is a good source.
I have two of these:
I bought something like this, except for 30 days. It came with the gel fuel. I figure it will give our family of four seven days of food, should we need it.
They don't seem to offer it anymore.
We have our camp stove and fuel for it to cook on.
I have been contemplating a solar panel, though... maybe its time.
This had been on my list of books to read for a while:
"Shoup proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking – namely, charge fair market prices for curb parking, use the resulting revenue to pay for services in the neighborhoods that generate it, and remove zoning requirements for off-street parking."
When it makes a profit?
>Currently, all indications suggest that SpaceX is not profitable, but losing money. Only if things go well, and SpaceX regains its footing in 2017, can we hope that the company will achieve positive operating profit margins of 3%.
Ugh sorry dude. I'm sure you already know this but keep your eye on craigslist for it. If you are on Nextdoor.com I would also post about it. I've seen many cars found via neighbors on that site. And I got my bicycle back once via craigslist over a month later.
Shameless plug: I’m trying to get rid of of a portable AC — I bought it and moved to An apartment with central ac weeks later. It’s literally brand new.
Frigidaire 8,000 BTU 115V White Portable Air Conditioner
I recently read "Revolt of the Cockroach People" by Oscar Acosta (aka Dr. Gonzo in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas). Highly recommended for the uninitiated if you're interested in more of this rich history. He took up a lot of the Chicano legal cases in that period. Those seemed like crazy times, politically and culturally.
I don't know why this sub doesn't have a link to the app. I can vouch how useful it is in reporting abandoned items, graffiti, and pot holes.
Here's a link to it on Google Play store for those with Android phones so you can download it instantly to your phone.
Sorry to be an internet cock. I do like what happened to the reflective building on the left and the escalator area in the bottom right... in an artistic kinda way not a photographic way though. What are you using for post? Did you just ramp up your contrast? I think the resounding message in the sub I mentioned is that HDR is excellent but fails once you notice it.
Some things you may want to look out for:
Luminance is a free HDR processing program you may want to check out. GIMP is also the open-source Photoshop in case you're looking for that kinda thing. Sharing your stuff is important, and I'm glad you did.
tl;dr if you need more exposure latitude, it's typically a better idea to take multiple photos for each of your exposure areas and combine them. or shoot RAW.
Edit: added tl;dr
If you want the whole story, read the book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FU997S2/
TL;DR multiple attempts to get local funding for a transit system in the 60s and 70s failed, so we missed out on the round of federal funds that built BART, WMATA, and MARTA. Before that, fare caps and increasing automobile traffic bankrupted the private operators, and due to poor maintenance, people saw the switch to buses as an improvement. Other big events while the current Red Line was under construction include the Ross Dress for Less explosion in 1985 (which caused tunneling west of Western to be banned) and the Hollywood Boulevard sinkhole in 1996ish that caused funding for new subways to be blocked.
>“Angel” who says he is the leasing agent and he tells me that I can go see the unit if I’m in the area and proceeds to give me the lockbox code which he says is on the door. No alarms so far.
Realtor here. That raised the alarm for me. No realtor would ever do this. Let me clarify: there are probably some crappy agents who might and if one ever does it's no one you want to be working with. But given the potential punishments we face for doing this no agent with half a functioning brain would.
What kind of lockbox was it? Something like this? As you can see any old combo key lockbox is readily available. Actual realtors almost all use what's called a Supra box.
Did this Angel character give you a California Dept of Real Estate license number?
Morning. I plan on going to the LA Fair on 9/15. Feel free to join.
here is the groupon for 47% off
There will be unnaturally unheathly food, expensive craft beers, expensive craft bears probably, shady ass rides, and also a lot of fun.
Watch me spend $30+ trying to win a giant scooby doo because anything smaller is basically scrappy
Not just restaurants. Taxis. Bartenders. Housekeeping. Bell hops. Spa treatments. Strippers. You'd be much better off reading this guide: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g191-s606/United-States:Tipping.And.Etiquette.html
In LA, 15-20% is standard.
Donald Trump literally just accused John Lewis, SELMA MARCHER, of being "all talk" and living in a slum.
Donald Trump just appointed an Attorney General who once tried to jail voting rights workers in the South.
I don't think it's ridiculous to say this is about civil rights. Just because time has passed doesn't mean that anything has gotten better. Time does not create progress. People taking action creates progress.
Exactly. If you believe this article, developers can't even turn a profit on cheaper housing because of material costs (despite slow wage growth in construction). So the issue is not just fixing taxes and building more, but also figuring out how to build cheaper.
From Ricky Garvey who works with Manny Lopez, Robert’s VA case worker: “The issue appears to be that LASD didn’t coordinate With the VA when they dropped him off And he is not eligible for Medical or regular housing services Due to his OTH discharge status So he could only be put in a bridge program “
Obviously, Robert was fully aware of that and his discharge status which prohibits him from regular VA benefits. This isn’t the first time Robert has dealt with VA outreach. He just didn’t mention any of it to LASD??
Theodore Payne nursery sells nothing but California Natives. You should also visit Rancho Santa Ana Botanic garden in Claremont, it's huge and it's all native plants. I would recommend this book
Hello! I haven’t used this yet, so I can’t speak to the quality of services or ease of it, but LA County and Headspace partnered together last year and are continuing to offer services to residents for free. Might be worth checking out!
LA on a budget is entirely doable! The first I would recommend is AirBnB, you can crash in a private room for $40 to $60 a night, I even saw a couch being offered for $10 a night. I think this should link you to the area surrounding Staples Center. https://www.airbnb.com/s/Los-Angeles--CA?room_types%5B%5D=Private+room&zoom=14&search_by_map=true&sw_lat=34.02613563498039&sw_lng=-118.29554465347451&ne_lat=34.063510036037435&ne_lng=-118.25211432510537&ss_id=l1i61bkp
Once you arrive from your flight, take the Flyaway Bus to Union Station. http://www.lawa.org/FlyAway/content.aspx?id=10152 It's $8 each way. From Union Station, you can Uber Pool it to your room ($5) or take the Metro Rail for $1.75. The Metro is a great way to explore the city and will get you to the touristy parts of the city (Hollywood, Downtown, Little Tokyo, and the beach if you take a bus).
The convention center has restaurants and entertainment nearby, but please know that LA has so much more to offer - spend some time exploring. A few miles away from the Staples Center is Langer's the best pastrami we have to offer situated nicely near the scariest, most crime ridden park in Los Angeles. Seriously though, stay aware of your surroundings, don't flash expensive electronics in rough neighborhoods and if someone hands you a CD in Hollywood, don't take it.
Have a great time!
Yup. The house behind my building just got fumigated. There were hundreds of large dead roaches all over outside and in the complex courtyard. So gross.
I use this Advion roach gel and it's the ONLY thing that's kept them out of my place. Really works great.
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I have been using purpleair.com to check air quality in my area (West LA). I have a friend who left Santa Monica and is not returning due to air quality. Right now purpleair gives ratings in single digits for the area for pm 2.5. She has been using weather.com air quality indications which show the pm2.5 rating in the 400s. Does anyone know why these two sources are reporting such different values? I tend to think purpleair is more accurate since the air feels fine to me.
Bro you must have not been there in February 2015.
Fuck that. People were losing their minds, lmao.
For real though I do miss going for a run along Boylston after a fresh snowfall. It could be picturesque sometimes. All the people walking around. No cars. People had a shared bond over how hard it was and would say hello to each other for no reason at all. Had a oddly communal feeling to it.
Average temperature for LA doesn't even break 90, what are you even talking about. This is quite literally a self-fulfilling prophecy;
I would have thought you were right, but the latest data I could find (2014) actually says 200K dual-income is almost in the top 4%. Even at 100K, you're in the top 16%.
Private Internet Access is a good, cheap VPN if your main reason for wanting a VPN is keeping your ISP from knowing you're torrenting. I'm assuming you're on DSL...I routinely see multi-MBps (yes, not Mbps) while using PIA which is probably faster than your DSL connection even tops out at.
This feels like the Pacific Northwest right now. The jet stream has dipped hard on the West Coast, so much so that it looks like a flaccid, fat penis.
Buy a decent dashcam and you can maybe catch a plate if you're ever in another hit-and-run. They're also great for when the other driver decides to lie about the details of the accident. That's happened to me, and I really wish I had a dashcam then.
Here's a good one for $50. The sidebar on /r/Dashcam also has good recommendations, including some for dual cameras, which record both front and rear.
I’m a huge Paul Krugman fan, and this topic is a perfect example of when liberalism and economics can clash in a big way (not to say that they are related, but Krugman wrote The Conscience of a Liberal so that’s why I bring it up). So while it might be on some small level a good thing to have rent control for that particular family who benefits from it on an anecdotal level, it just doesn’t work in the big picture long term if cities zone for growth.
Rent control is popular because it seems to help out the little guy, but in the long term it creates ghettos and traps renters from ever leaving.
Before you jump all over me for generalizing and making value judgements; macroeconomics is the definition of making generalizations and my labels aren’t judging.
They won't come to you. You have to go to them.
- volunteer , Things like L.A. River cleanups, Homeless count,
- classes -- Junior college is relatively affordable here and offer so many subjects.
- Search online for interest you have like, hiking, reading, politics, art, photography, ......meetups and classes.
- Nextdoor.com connects you with neighbors in your immediate vicinity. People sometimes post things there happen
Houses are gone but the roads and fences remain. There's also another ghost neighborhood by Century blvd that had blocks of abandoned houses up to a few years ago. Now it's just a few house that remained with the grass lots surrounding them. Less creepy
A lot of places are probably hiring part time people for seasonal work. You should be less vague.
If you want to make minimum wage at your computer you can try Amazon's Mechcanical Turk:
You should definitely check out Taskrabbit.com, it seems like it's exactly what you're looking for. Here's a link for ya: http://www.taskrabbit.com/main/taskrabbits
^this sounds incredibly promotional but I swear I don't work for them :)
I did a little digging and found a good book for you The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles by William McCawley I picked this one because it is from Malki Museum Press they specialize in the histories of the native peoples of Southern California.
Here’s a link to Amazon
This is for a two pack
Also you are going to want to clean the area of the door with alcohol to make sure the sticky part sticks.
$40 gets you one of these: https://smile.amazon.com/holy-fuckballs-this-is-the-best-fan-in-the-world/dp/B00002N5ZB/
They also sell it anywhere fans are sold. Trust me, don't bother with those crappy tower fans.
Also, the app SpaceXNow
Great example of that innovation is the NextBus app - using your phone's location, it will tell you immediately what bus/train stops are in your vicinity, where the buses/trains are headed, and when to expect the next one.
It seems like one of the great impediments to bus travel is not knowing if you're going to wait for 2 minutes for a bus or 30, and I feel like people knowing about this might help eliminate that.
Airbnb’s Nondiscrimination Policy: Our Commitment to Inclusion and Respect
>Hosts who demonstrate a pattern of rejecting guests from a protected class (even while articulating legitimate reasons) undermine the strength of our community by making potential guests feel unwelcome, and Airbnb may suspend hosts who have demonstrated such a pattern from the Airbnb platform.
All AirBnB can really do is stop them from using AirBnB. AirBnB can't make people act a certain way, but AirBnB can "punish" them for acting in unacceptable manner. But, keep in mind, AirBnB doesn't suspend them for being racist/discriminatory, but because racist/discriminatory behavior hurts their bottom line. It's viewed no differently than violating one of their standards and falling short of expectations.
This is kind of random but I know a bunch of you work on production sets and will maybe know what I’m talking about.
There was a film crew in my workplace just before covid and they had a lot of stuff wheeled around on rolling carts. One of the carts had a cup holder attached, kind of like this one but it was just rigid plastic without the insulation. I would LOVE to get a similar cup holder, I’m trying to search “cup holder for cart” but it’s giving me mixed results. Any suggestions?
That's not true at all. The mandate might be overturned in the tax bill, but that hasn't been finalized or voted on yet.
An executive order cannot undo an act of congress.
A few Jeff Sessions quotes. Directly from his mouth. I definitely do not agree on his view of law enforcement either, but I could see how some people could. Although I as a law abiding citizen would vehemently disagree with them.
However, I feel that the following quotes cannot be defended, especially regarding separation of church and state:
"The Constitution says we shall not establish a religion — Congress shall not establish a religion. It doesn’t say states couldn’t establish a religion."
"They claim the science of global warming is settled, but I suggest questions remain."
"It is not disputable that adopting a same-sex marriage culture undermines and weakens marriage" (to be fair this one is from 2004 and I am hoping he has changed his views on this like so many have in that time).
"This drug is dangerous. You cannot play with it. It’s not funny. It’s not something to laugh about — and trying to send that message with clarity that good people don’t smoke marijuana." (this one in concerning because it shows lack of critical thinking
For produce I stick to Mexican/Asian/Armenian markets and for meats Costco. I buy meat in bulk and freeze until I need it. I bought a vacuum sealer a while ago to help extend the life of my frozen meats and some veggies and it definitely helps, but of course you don't need to do that. There are also less expensive systems you can invest in IF that's the route you want to take.
Ralphs usually marks down their pre-packaged meats at least once per month. Ask a store manager what days they usually do that they shouldn't have a problem telling you as they are trying to get rid of that meat by the "sell by date" which is not to be confused with an expiration date. As long as you refrigerate that meat it should last you another week or more, if you freeze it will last another few months. In addition to this, ralphs (and most major grocers) have an area (usually in the back of the store) that has a bunch of stuff for super cheap. It's usually canned goods and things like bread, cereal, trail mix, basically anything pre-packaged. You usually find a lot of seasonal items back there. For example: christmas cereal, halloween candy, etc.
Also check out the discount stores like Food 4 Less, 99 Cents Only, Dollar Tree, etc. Not sure if there's any of those in Culver City, but there are some south of you for sure.
A Redish orange would be good instead of something bluish. Lots of studies show that red orange is a lot better if you are trying to go to sleep quicker with better results.
Well, I expect a lot of unintended consequences from this. I know it is going to be a bitch to collect these taxes, but this move effectively puts a lot of small businesses (ie. Amazon Associates) out of business in California. Amazon did it in NC already and they are sending letters out now in CA. (http://techcrunch.com/2009/06/17/amazon-associates-to-pull-out-of-north-carolina-due-to-unconstitutional-tax-collection-scheme/).
I guess I really don't get it. I own a small business and this won't really affect me, but I feel that I get shafted by random taxes that do not make any sense (ie. LA City tax of 1.5% on REVENUE - not net income). So life is harder for me in the City of LA, but I would in no way advocate making it harder for anyone else wanting to do business in CA.
There are also extranalities (sp?) that come into play. What about all the students purchasing books via Amazon? What about all the college bookstores who are affiliates or who sell their books through the Amazon used book marketplace? How does this affect their tax status (as non-profits)? Based on my nascent econ expertise, this tax will create a higher price and lower demand for book sales - increasing the likelihood of some type of black market (think - pirating!).
Trust me, I know taxes are necessary and it is my duty to pay my part. But at what point will this all end? How many people have to close shop or move out of California? It's just not necessary. I have worked for years to establish my business - I just want the CA government to reciprocate and be a good partner. Help me out Gov. Jerry!
As far as I know Walmarts are well-known for allowing campers (and cars I assume) to stick around overnight. They obviously don't have showers and the noise/light won't be great for sleeping, but at least you won't have to worry about getting towed/ticketed. There is one not too far from the 110/105 in Torrence, but definitely verify:
Walmart 19503 Normandie Ave Torrance, CA 90501
Good luck saving up for the security deposit, I know how tough that can be. Also, if you have reliable internet consider doing something like https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome
It doesn't pay a lot, but if you did it every night it could be the difference between sleeping in your car for 4 weeks vs. 3 weeks to get your deposit together.
That's bullshit. Read about the development of New York's freeway system under the guidance of Robert Moses in the last century, captured in Robert Caro's Power Broker. Every time Moses went back to the "We need to build more highways" well, it just made the problem of traffic worse, and it was never, *never* about making things better for the city, but to secure his legacy and keep his authority / power intact.
The solution -- better support and improvement for public transit -- is what the city needed, but Moses vision of the city and its needs -- more freeways -- was a product of his own narrow imagination, dated by decades by the time he really got going with freeways. It was something for rich folk.
I don't know what you're bellyaching about. The storm duration has compressed somewhat but we're still forecast to get 1.7 inches of rain between tomorrow and Friday.
Right by Spaulding and Melrose in the Fairfax area.
I kind of like it
>Conceptually the lines are representative of a few aspects: The stretching shadows cast by the LA sun rising and setting along the Palm filled city; the tracks and lanes in which the athletes compete; the movement which is created by the athletes and the stripes on the american flag. The number of lines references the 5 olympic rings. The colours reference the 1986 LA Olympics as an incredible heritage and pride point.
> Skid Robot - An anonymous artist among the streets of skidrow, giving to those in need. Creating a dialogue for a solution to extreme poverty through art.
As you can see, pollen from grasses is climbing:
Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,
Brian Humphrey Firefighter/Specialist Public Service Officer Los Angeles Fire Department
Yes, LAFD has an official subreddit at /r/LAFD
If you can get to Union Station, the Antelope Valley line of the Metrolink should get you close.
Try this on for size for some pointers. I seriously recommend the Metrolink trains.
But you should just rent a car. It's LA. Not the most mass-transit friendly of cities, and those parks are very very far apart.
Apparently, yes. Here's the cost of living in Sydney, Australia. Everything seems to be twice as expensive. Makes sense considering their minimum wage is nearly twice as much as ours ($16.87).
I would contact Nick Fowler:
I just started working with him. He works out of Venice beach. He's an awesome dude, grew up surfing in Hawaii, he's absolutely what you're looking for. He provides the board, wetsuit and will get you up your first time out, highly recommended. Tell him Tyler sent you.
Get it at Costco Add a pillow top to one of these and it's an amazing buy.
A couple of notes...
The entryway to Nicole's apartment was redone some time ago, it is completely different now than how it looked at the time.
OJ's house was on Rockingham. A developer bought it dirt cheap, tore it down, and built a new house. He then petitioned the city to change the address to the other street (Ashford) so the new house doesn't have the same address as the old one.
I was going to answer "Where is there not good Mexican food?" but it seems you have done the unthinkable and struck out 5 times!
If you were in the SFV I'd be glad to recommend, but alas I don't know much about what's around the Miracle Mile.
There is the Reddit Guide to LA which lists a few Mexican joints. You should see if there are any close by.
Edit: I noticed you're comparing to Chipotle. Chipotle is good and all, but it is not the type of Mexican food you would find that is authentic. They're totally different flavors then a local joint would have.
Yeah hop on the uber deal while you still can. Details here: https://slickdeals.net/f/9733972-uber-flat-fare-30-day-ride-package-from-uberx-4-or-uberpool-2-20-or-40-ride-options-select-cities
You get 20 uberpool rides for $50 total. Or 40 rides for $90. Can't beat that. As cheap as the bus and way more convenient.
Idk if they'll still have it in september but def check it out. Even if the deal is gone uberpool is still probably the way to go.
It's sorta geared toward younger T1's, but it's short, concise, and it was our go-to book in the first year. It's comprehensive enough and not some huge 300 page scientific babble.
I bought my niece a book for Christmas and then put it on hold for myself through the Libby app. Finally became available last night so I thought I’d check it out and see what I sent my niece. And I was up until 1 am reading and I’m excited to start again today. It’s like a darker, queer Harry Potter. So far it’s basically about a middle aged guy who is a caseworker for magical orphans. Anyway, it’s very good so far, and I’m relieved that I didn’t accidentally mail my niece something awful. The House in the Cerulean Sea for those who may be interested.
Nice. Suggested retail price is $1.20.
Guy on Amazon is selling them for $8.25 a bag.
Fritolay says 19 stores carry them. Most 7-11s. But that's around Culver.
I just Googled it, but it wasn't the first hit which is also a problem. Searching in the app store didn't show it. Typical.
She's pretty camera shy, but I do have a video.
She is usually so playful, but for some reason camera and phones just freak her out and she doesn't want to move when she sees them. Although maybe its just because my hand is raised when I'm carrying one. I wonder if her previous owners used to beat her. She does wince and get scared easily. But she is SUCH a darling. She always wants to cuddle.
Weather Underground is great. Its hourly rainfall totals is really helpful in figuring out what the rain is going to be like, much better than just %.
Here’s a detailed analysis that explains why the 1913 record temp was most likely wrong and closer to 128F: https://www.wunderground.com/blog/weatherhistorian/an-investigation-of-death-valleys-134f-world-temperature-record.html
It definitely is not "very unhealthy" right now:
The whole purpose of a soda stream is that they sell you CO2 bottles at ridiculously inflated costs.
If you really want to save money, you'll need to modify it and buy a legit CO2 tank.
Im Australian so don't have any experience or opinion of the LAPD except what I have seen on TV but this whole thing is pretty interesting.
Here is his appeal against his dismissal for making the "false statement" that Evans kicked Gettler: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3122542803286291629&q=DORNER+v.+LOS+ANGELES+POLICE+DEPARTMENT&hl=en&as_sdt=2,5&as_vis=1
I think its pretty harsh to fire someone for making an apparent false statement but if you read the appeal it is pretty easy to see how the court didn't side with him.
The non police witnesses at the hotel say they didn't see Evans kicking Gettler so they only people who are saying she did is mentally ill Gettler and Dorner. Lets say LAPD did fire Evans for kicking Gettler and she sued, she would win.
Also Dorner says in his manifest that he tried to strangle someone for using the word nigger. Sure nigger can be pretty derogatory but getting physically violet over it is taking it a bit far. If your going to be a cop you gotta have a thick skin and a good grip of your temper.
Another notice about the LA County fair trip on 9/15/18.
Here is a groupon for 47% off. It also includes parking and the ticket comes in pairs so if you want to come, make a friend and go together.
Make friends, make enemies, make frienemies, get heart burn, get sunburn, take instagram pics, just come.
Don't lose hope, I hear a lot of life changing stories from my friend who teaches at a bootcamp. The software industry pays very well even for bootcamp graduate. A degree actually weighs very little for software jobs as long as you can code (no one ever asked to see my cs diploma), while it's true that experience is important.
I would suggesting doing a bootcamp with job placement, but it requires a huge investment in money and time that you might not have. Alternatively, you can check out "nanodegree" from Udacity, they offer something called "nanodegree plus" that comes with job guarantee. I don't know how good the nanodegree is in terms of getting a job, but Udacity itself is known for its quality education. Good luck!
Definitely check the sidebar for ideas...
Also, here's a good page:
Weather Underground is good, and has a good app, too. They will show you ten days out. And while the more distant forecasts will often change as we get closer, most of the time they are broadly correct. E.g. if a storm is forecast ten days out, it will often still be accurate but the chance of rain will decrease or increase as we get closer to it.
This is going to sound silly, but look these people up in the phone book or yellow pages.
Oh, and in the photo with the names - the names in parenthesis are Japanese last names, not first names.
Found one! Dianne Minei-Kimoto: Professor Dianne Minei-Kimoto from Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI
Sorry to hear that, there are multiple types of cages like the one I've attached that will at least make it more difficult to steal.
In California the biggest issue is not the cost of the structure but the cost of the land. If you have the land then you are even able to buy a house on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073FZ8PP9/?tag=tiny-home-101717-20
Amazon always seems to be the most ideal:
Your options depend on your particular situation. You can always report to AirBNB directly but that probably won't be very fruitful (https://www.airbnb.com/neighbors)
I was in your same situation and luckily live in a building that has a POA which restricts short-term rentals such that owners are not allowed to have renters shorter than 1 month. I sent the POA manager a link to my neighbor's AirBNB listing along with description of the issues I was having with their short-term renters and they had a few hearings which would have eventually led to fines. My neighbors eventually cut it out after ~3 months since their fines would keep increasing.
If you live in a large complex that is owned by a management company (everybody rents, no owners/POA/HOA) then you can report to whoever manages that as well since those places tend to not allow their renters to turn around and start AirBNB'ing the units they are renting. Almost certainly would be a violation of their lease.
That being said your recourse relies heavily on the management of the apartments to give a shit, you can also do the old-fashioned thing and talk directly to your neighbors who are renting the unit.
Meager 2.6% dividend? That's among the highest dividends out there! And that's only for the common shares, not the preferred shares, nor does that account for absurdly high executive salaries, nor retained profits use to grow their business. They also spent more money on stock buybacks than on dividends and have over $9 billion cash in the bank.
And then when you have your own family and your own house, your parents might want to move in with you and take care of the kids as they enter their later years. It really doesn't seem like a bad life, especially in an economy like this.
Edit - I was interested in why this stigma exists, and found this: <strong>What is the historical origin of the expectation that children coming of age will move out, and the stigma against those who live with their parents?</strong>.
Basically the Blue Ribbon Committee, a group of unelected transit agency employees and aides to politicians, have essentially stated that they would rather have fewer buses running more frequently, rather than more bus lines running less often but covering more area. This is the old coverage vs. headway debate. When you look at a LA Metro system map (a proper one done to scale), you'll find that Los Angeles County has more transit coverage of any large metro area in the US, even compared to places like New York and Chicago (try riding a bus in Suffolk County, for instance).
The elected officials still have to be presented this - so let them know if you have thoughts and get out in front of the issue. Metro has never cut service to an area without a replacement, but the replacement may not be adequate. For instance, the Palos Verdes Peninsula had Monday-Saturday bus service on the 225-226 for decades. It was cut in the mid 2000's and replaced by only peak hour, peak direction service at a higher fare, operated by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority. Disneyland still gets buses from OCTA, but now you have forced transfers at the county line. SCAG, even though they are our alleged regional government, has washed their hands of their intercounty coordination role, and Metrolink has shown no interest at getting into the intercounty bus business, even though it may be more cost effective than running empty trains.