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Comment 26 Aug 2015

Born in Findlay, OH and raised a Buckeye with my play pen in front of the TV during games. Moved to Columbus when I was 12. Graduated from Ohio State in 1998. Moved to Belize in 1998. Moved to St. Louis for a short stint in 2001. Moved to Los Angeles in 2003. Since I love mountains and hate cold weather, I probably won't ever leave here, but Ohio will always be special to me.

Comment 25 Aug 2015

Ha! Didn't think I would pop up here. At least it's something innocuous. If you guys only knew...

Comment 22 Aug 2015

I do the book of faces. I don't even want to think of Twitter, though I do use it to research major breaking news events...

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I'm a biologist and was in the field today working all day at a wind farm. I grubbed on ham and Swiss cheese (I place the ham in the cheese and fold it like a taco), with carrots, bananas, and trail mix. Not exciting at all, but healthy calories to get through the day...

Comment 19 Aug 2015

I have done it... After a 50 mile race when I was unbelievably hungry and nauseous at the same time. Milk was the only thing that would go down. It had chocolate syrup mixed in, so maybe that doesn't count.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

I was a student at OSU when Herbstreit was QB. He used to go to the Wendy's at Ohio Union for breakfast on the same days I did, and I'd see him all the time. My girlfriend, who was not a student, was in love with him and came with me to campus specifically to see him in line at Wendy's. It only took one trip. He was in line next to us. She was speechless.

Comment 16 Aug 2015

So I'm not all gloom and doom, I did see three bighorn sheep at very close range today... Close enough to get decent pics with my cell phone. There was an adult male, female, and a baby.

Comment 16 Aug 2015

I should clarify that I'm assuming arson. It started in the drainage next to the Montebello Hills, and there's a lot of "activities" that go on there. The news reports said two people were arrested. That pretty much always means arson.

Comment 16 Aug 2015

The Cabin Fire perked up today while I was hiking/running on Mt. Baldy. The smoke plume freaked me out for a bit because any smoke plume on the other side of a ridge is something to pay attention to when you're out there. Another fire started in the Montebello Hills while I was up there (arson), and destroyed a habitat creation project I designed and permitted for the California Gnatcatcher. Pretty upsetting, actually. It was the densest gnatcatcher population in the U.S.

Comment 16 Aug 2015

Central California is the worst part of the state as far as the drought is concerned. Widespread forest die-off in the Sierra.

Comment 16 Aug 2015

I believe statewide this has been one of the worst fire years in California history. Total number of fires and acreage are way up over last year. In Southern California, specifically, we've been helped by late rainfall. The drought certainly still exists, but rainfall in Los Angeles was pretty close to normal last season.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

There are still fires all across California. I was mostly referring to the Cabin Fire in our local mountains in this thread.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

Fire is essentially out. Pretty amazing when they were battling it in 106 degree temps with moderate winds and less than 10 percent humidity, in very steep and rocky terrain. Great job by the firefighters. They have it 20 percent contained (that refers to the containment line they out around a fire). It will still be considered an active fire scene for at least a couple weeks, flames or not.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

Correct. A healthy fire would be like the one that occurred near Wrightwood two years ago. In most of that fire area, the trees are still standing and healthy. During the Station Fire in 2009, which was not healthy, most of the burn area looked like the moon afterward.