Currently in Los Angeles — August 9th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Hot weather continues this week

It looks like the past few days’ hot temperatures are stubbornly sticking around this week. Right now, today’s project high around 89°F will repeat all throughout Friday, so I would stack all your outdoor activities for this part of the week before you’re too miserable and lethargic. My apartment is reaching that “hotter inside than outside” territory, which has me and my dog looking for any cold surface that can fit us. At least the air is dry, so you won’t be feeling any hotter than the thermometer’s reading. While evening temperatures will be warm, mostly in the 70’s before hitting a low of 67°F, this could be a good week to be nocturnal. Befriend the dumpster cats.

By the way, last night people tore down sections of the fence at Echo Park Lake. As of this morning, it wasn’t fully repaired. I personally hope it’s gone forever. We’ll see!

Photo by Jon Peltz

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today by Anna Abraham on the historic drought sweeping East Africa:

“For the fourth consecutive time, the rainy season has failed in East Africa and is likely to fail yet again in the short rains period from October to December this year,” writes Abraham.

“The locust infestation that swept across the Horn of Africa in 2020 added to the food crisis. Over 20 million people are reeling from the effects of the drought, with many areas on the brink of localized famine. Over 1.8 million children are facing life-threatening malnutrition. To make matters worse, food prices are soaring due to global inflation.”

Click here to read more!