A photo taken from the roof of the Oakley building in Irvine.
I appreciate the people that have emailed me concerning the fires that are raging through Southern California. Where I live until very recently the sky has been grey with ash, coating everything. I just got off the phone with a firefighter friend of mine and he said that people haven’t even seen the worse because tv crews can’t reach the areas burning. ROAD’s office is located in Santa Clarita, only miles from the Magic Mountain fire as well as the Castaic fire. I didn’t drive up to the office earlier this week because of the blaze. I talked to one of the decline Magazine guys and he said Monday it looked like the apocalypse had come. As I sit at my desk in Long Beach, the temperature has dropped and I think the air quality has improved somewhat, tempting me to at least go for a short run. My thoughts go out to those who have been displaced and lost their homes.