Currently in Los Angeles — December 14th 2022

The weather, currently.

Sunshine and relative warmth for the afternoon, but chilly at night

The high temperatures are back in the 60’s on Wednesday, so I’m going back to skirts. It’s amazing how 60 degrees acts as a threshold in LA. Even one degree above, like Wednesday’s high of 61°F, has me celebrating our SoCal paradise, and any temperature beginning with 5 or under puts my soul in a tundra. Yes, that high note will be brief, and the air will mostly hang in the 50’s throughout the day, but we’re breaking the barrier with a boatload of sunshine. Get those sandals back on and show off your pedicured toes!

I do, however, recommend switching back to close toe shoes by the time the sun sets around 4:45 (excuse me.) From then on, temperatures crest from the low 50’s and into the 40’s, and I’m not just talking about the middle of the night. I’m seeing 49°F by 7 PM. You’ll want to bundle up for the cloudy evening and keep counting on cold nights for a while.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Alaska power companies look at building community solar farms that households can invest in
Anchorage and Fairbanks utilities could lead to projects that allow any household to invest in solar panels to reap their benefits.

"Two Alaska electric utilities are taking steps that could lead to the construction of the state’s first community solar farms, while a consumer interest group is drafting legislation that could support the efforts.

Advocates say the moves by the Anchorage and Fairbanks utilities could lead to projects that allow any household to invest in solar panels to reap their benefits, including low-income residents who can’t afford to install their own rooftop array like many Alaskans are doing."

Read more about community solar projects in Alaska communities from Anchorgae Daily News journalist, Alex DeMarban.

What you can do, currently.