Currently in Los Angeles — November 30th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Enjoy the sunshine before rain arrives on Thursday.

Soak in the sun on this final day of November, because rain’s coming. By Wednesday night, that enormous storm coming to the Pacific Northwest will be pushing some colder temperatures and rainfall upon us, and if we don’t get a drizzle by midnight, we’ll likely have it by Thursday morning.

In the meantime, our daylight skies will be calm and glowing. Temperatures will only hit about 62°F, but you could still rock a pair of shorts before it gets too soggy. You might feel the wind licking your calves. They’re the harbingers of the storm, the kids with the horns warning us of what’s to come. After dark, clouds will begin moving into position, and temperatures will fall into the 50s by dinnertime. Lows, dry or not, around 47°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Happy giving Tuesday! We are ramping up efforts to finish building Project Mushroom asap — a safe platform to promote connection, mutual aid, and transformative action at a critical moment in history. ​​We need your help.

Several community members have committed to a matching fund of $6,315 that will be used to match dollar-for-dollar all Kickstarter pledges made using this link through December 2nd.

We need your support to help build Project Mushroom into a modern, robust, and easy-to-use platform. We’ve launched a Kickstarter that will directly fund the development of the platform, from building the product to managing the community.

Project Mushroom is designed to reclaim power from the scorched earth policies of billionaires on a warming planet. We are building the world that needs to exist, because there is no time to waste. We intend for Project Mushroom to be a place for creators and their communities to connect and share ideas — kind of like the idea of mutual aid and skills sharing that The Phoenix was founded on, except way more interactive.

Our Kickstarter already has more than 1,000 backers. Our waitlist to join the platform is now more than 30,000 people, from 158 countries. We’ve started to slowly onboard some early adopters and our technical team plans to onboard all of the waitlist before December 15th.

All that becomes easier with your support — whether directly through the Kickstarter, or by spreading the word about Project Mushroom with your community.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the climate emergency. We know climate justice is deeply connected to other forms of social justice, and marginalized people are always the most impacted. Yet misinformation, fear, and harassment distract us from collective action. We believe it’s still possible to help our warming planet and the people on it.

Our mission is to create a place that promotes connection, mutual aid, and transformative action at a critical moment in history — centered in joy, justice, and action. A place where harassment and bigotry cannot thrive.

What you can do, currently.