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Report Says Studio City Zip Codes Can be Included in L.A.'s Hot Zone
In 2008, a study of citywide temperatures classified Los Angeles into two categories. Zip codes with an average daily Summer temperature less than 80 degrees (Zone 1) and ones that were more than 80 degrees (Zone 2). The point was to give hotter areas of the city a little break on electricity bills when a new structuring plan went into effect.
The entire San Ferneando Valley was deemed Zone 2 except two zip codes. 91604 and 91602, which basically covers Studio City, Toluca Lake, a slice of Valley Village and parts of North Hollywood, remained in Zone 1, thus leaving customers with potentially higher electricity bills.
That could soon change. A L.A. City Council committee tomorrow is scheduled to possibly vote to lop the two zips into Zone 2. A recent study found that their Summer average was 84.9 degrees and LADWP concurs that they should be moved.
Previously: Zip Code List and Map of Los Angeles' Hot Zones
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.