ST3

December 6th, 2017 at 6:16 PM ^

Make for great TV, if you are into visions of the apocalypse. I saw a firefighter I know on the morning news today. He was overwhelmed by the heat and had to take some time away from the action to cool down. The reporter interviewed him about it. I bet he takes some ribbing from the guys in his company for that. I won't kid him about it because those guys are legit heroes, but I bet he has a tough time living that down at the station.

stephenrjking

December 6th, 2017 at 5:47 PM ^

I don't believe UCLA is under any sort of direct threat here itself, but that area is just north of them. The viral picture of cars driving down "into the flames" as they approach the Getty includes the road sign that says 3 miles to Wilshire, which is the UCLA exit. 

The whole area is paralyzed, and it's one of the busiest spots in the region (I've driven the Sepulveda pass dozens of times on different days and at different times of day and night and it is NEVER not jammed). This is the right move for UCLA even if the fire isn't a danger to them.

And it *is* a danger to a whole lot of people. 

SpikeFan2016

December 6th, 2017 at 6:48 PM ^

I live about a mile and a half from UCLA in Westwood and we're not in threat of the fire (the Santa Ana winds blow from NE to SW), but the air quality is somewhat hazardous and the traffic is a nightmare coming in and out with the road closures.

Additionally, we obviously want to keep the roads as clear as possible for emergency personel and people evacuating. 

UCLA originally was going to remain open, but immense pressure from students caused them to cancel afternoon classes.

 

The air is not visibly filled with smoke in most of West LA/Westwood, but the particulate matter is still high and hazardous. 

WD Devotee-Devotee

December 6th, 2017 at 5:37 PM ^

I have EXTREMELY important stuff to do rather than go on this website right now, like spend time with my new girlfriend. You know I have a girlfriend? This blog has turned into a complete shithole lately. This is the least of my concerns, the first being my new girlfriend. Jesus, some people take college sports WAAAAAAAY too seriously. Not me. I NEVER take sports seriously. I have a new girlfriend now. Did you guys know I have a new girlfriend?

HAIL-YEA

December 7th, 2017 at 4:20 AM ^

Unlike all the negative assholes above I just want to provide some positive reinforcement and let you know that I appreciate your work and would like you to post more often. I didn't even know WD had a girlfriend and to be honest I didnt even think he liked girls, learn something new every day!.

mgoblue0970

December 7th, 2017 at 9:24 AM ^

How could you not know?!?!?!?!?!?!

Every post has had... "I have other things in my life"... he had a social media coming out party (after like 5 weeks of dating; WD is already picking out china patterns... where do you think the spoofer got the avatar pic?!?!?!?!

+1 for "I didn't know WD liked girls."