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

‘The season hasn’t even started and I don’t even want to watch Arsenal!’

first_imgEvery weeknight, from 10pm-1am UK time, football fans of all club colours call Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar show on talkSPORT to have their say on what matters to them.This week, Andy – joined by journalist and Arsenal supporter Matt Scott – took calls from Gunners fans with differing views on the direction the club is taking.On the one side was Arsenal supporter Femi, a self-described “optimist” who’s “feeling great about the new season” and believes the club will challenge on all fronts.“It’s not about [signing] marquee names, it’s who you bring through,” Femi explained on talkSPORT. “I admire Arsene’s philosophy of bringing unknown players [in] and mixing that with youngsters.“When you get the right balance you can achieve success.”In contrast, fellow Arsenal fan Valentine complained that “it’s becoming embarrassing. The season hasn’t even started yet and I don’t even want to watch Arsenal.“It’s the same old, same old, for 12 years.”Listen to the full podcast of Arsenal fans discussing the situation at their club, in the audio player above.LISTEN LIVE TO TALKSPORT HERElast_img read more