Scary stuff: there's a huge forest fire (1,200 acres last I heard) in the Angeles National Forest. The smoke is filling the sky over this part of So Cal, and the billows were coming from behind the mountains as I left for work this morning.
This evening I could clearly see the flames cresting the hills, probably 10-15 miles from my house. It looks like hell, literally, in the telescope.
Earthquakes, drought, fire; Southern California's getting to be a real fun place to live. Next it'll be locusts and frogs.