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Found in LA: A Limp Dead Palm Tree
Photographer honeybeejen submitted this photo to our LAist Featured Photo pool on Flickr earlier this week asking "What the heck happened here??" It was taken in Claremont, but we sought out the advice of George Gonzalez, Los Angeles' Chief Forester.
"It is not a common occurrence, but I have seen it in abandoned date orchards," Gonzalez explained in an e-mail. "It's difficult to say why this happened just based on a photo."
So the mystery remains, but that's okay. Gonzalez gave us a great quote in his e-mail signature: "Trees are the lungs of the city." Hear, hear!
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.