Officials: Smoky air could linger

first_img“The particulates can stay in the air, depending on a lot of things, including wind patterns. Sometimes what will happen is there will be a normal wind pattern, when the winds will come from the ocean and blow the particulates into the inland valleys, then reverse, so there’s a recirculation.” L.A. residents also were warned that wildlife displaced by the fire might wander into backyards searching for water. Officials urged residents to leave frightened or injured animals alone. To report an injured animal, call (888) 452-7381. [email protected] (818) 713-3664 The smoky haze that hung over the San Fernando Valley and nearby Los Angeles from the Griffith Park Fire created unhealthful air that could linger for a few days, air quality officials said. Wednesday, the county Department of Public Health issued an alert warning children, the elderly and residents with lung and heart ailments to restrict outdoor activities. “Schools in this area should discontinue physical activity, including physical education, in all areas with visible smoke,” the alert advised. Fine particulates – soot – can hang around for days after a brush fire, said Sam Atwood, spokesman for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Redding native, Women’s Soccer star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m not anywhere near to be done’

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.FRANCE — U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe will be 38 by the time the 2023 Women’s World Cup takes place.But Rapinoe, who turned 34 on Friday, hopes to be part of the U.S. roster for the tournament that will be hosted by one of the nine countries bidding to hold the event. “I’m not anywhere near to be done or looking to be done,” Rapinoe told this news organization in May. “I feel like I am in the second-career of my …last_img