Currently in Los Angeles — September 19th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Beautiful sunshine and warm weather.

I think the weather’s been really cooperative lately, and Monday is more of the same. I’m hearing about wildfires and hurricanes, but in Los Angeles, I’m living in the fantasy of perfect, year-round weather.

We’ll have plenty of sunshine today, highs around 77°F, and a snappier wind that’s coming down from a storm system in Northern California. But I’m not too concerned with that, because my SoCal bubble only reaps the breeze and none of the rain. Evenings temperatures slide through the 60’s before landing at a low of about 59°F. You probably haven’t been wearing jackets much in the last month, but this week you’ll want one nearby for the cool nights.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Grapes in California wine country have survived a deep freeze, wildfires, and excessive heat, as climate change continues to threaten the $45 billion industry. Growers, scientists, and winemakers are determined to save their livelihood and are fighting back with technology, according to reporting by CBS News.

For example, researchers are studying various kinds of root stocks to see which are the most drought and heat resistant. Rows of vies are planted in different directions to avoid direct sun, while layers of leaves and artificial shades cover the fruit to keep it cooler.

Grapes are like sponges in a way, as they absorb things from the atmosphere, possibly tainting the wine.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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