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Blessing the Sun on La Brea Avenue
Here's a group of Orthodox Jews blessing the sun this morning at La Brea and Oakwood. Why are they standing there?
"Today, precisely 5,769 years later, according to Jewish tradition, Jews in Los Angeles and around the world will mark the occasion by reciting a rare outdoor blessing," explained the LA Timeson the event which only happens every 28 years "when the sun is said to reach the position it occupied when it was created."
Today's weather predictions of cloudy skies worried some, but it looks like the sun was viewable for the most part this morning.
Photo by Andy Sternberg/LAist
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.