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The Schaffer Residence, 1949 by American architect John Lautner. Hidden in a wooded valley at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, the redwood, concrete and glass residence opens to the oak forest that influenced the form and orientation of the design. The property was used as the home of the title character in Tom Ford’s ‘A Single Man’.

I grew up with a SoCal brush fire fighter for a father so I pretty much remember chasing flames all my life. If we spotted smoke, we’d track it down and see what was happening. As such, I grew up with a heightened sensitivity to fire smells, weather and wind. I don’t know what sort of damage the #latuna #fire has caused at this point, but I watched it crest over the #verdugo mountains this evening from the #olive street bridge in #burbank over the #5fwy and grabbed a couple pics. I hope the best to the brave men and women fighting this fire in horrendous conditions - at 11:45 tonight it was still 96 degrees out - this one isn’t going to be easy.

latimes.com
1 home burned as wildfire grows to 5,000 acres and firefighters brace for more extreme heat and winds
Wildfire burns 5,000 acres as firefighters brace for more extreme heat, dangerous winds
By Ruben Vives, Matt Hamilton, Doug Smith

Excerpt:

A brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains north of Los Angeles grew to 5,000 acres on Saturday morning, threatening homes and keeping the 210 Freeway closed.

Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze overnight and into the morning, and at one point the flames were spreading in four directions at once amid intense heat and erratic winds. One home has burned, but no injuries have been reported, officials said Saturday.

Those firefighters will face another day of triple-digit heat in inland areas of Southern California as a heat wave that has gripped the state continues. The National Weather Service said temperatures could reach 110-115 degrees in the hottest areas, and hillside areas could experience more of the shifting winds that helped fuel what has been dubbed the La Tuna fire.

The fire was 10% contained Saturday morning, officials said. Winds were blowing between 10 and 15 mph, with humidity at 10% to 15%.

“Our biggest concern is the wind and weather,” Terrazas said. “The erratic weather is our No. 1 challenge. If there’s no wind, this is a relatively easy fire to put out. But when the wind changes, it changes our priorities because other properties become at risk.”

The Schaffer Residence, 1949 by American architect John Lautner. Hidden in a wooded valley at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, the redwood, concrete and glass residence opens to the oak forest that influenced the form and orientation of the design. The property was used as the home of the title character in Tom Ford’s ‘A Single Man’.

As an Rper who plays Rachel living in LA, I get extremely tired of looking through website after website, for places she can go, vegan restaurants, theaters, ect. I am very grateful for my rp partner, who actually lives there and helps with all the suggestions for the things our characters do in the rp.

For those of you who are like me, and can be lazy I decided to create a little guide to:LA Living/visiting, from the information I’ve picked up from researching and it will even have little pictures. It’s going to be a little long because let’s face it, LA is huge but I promise by the end of it you’ll know what you need to know!

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