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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default California Wildfires

    Dimitri? Deb in Newhall? You guys OK?

    Bob

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    jmcquown Guest

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    Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    > Dimitri? Deb in Newhall? You guys OK?
    >
    > Bob



    I wonder if my cousin in Pasco, WA will go help out? He's been a
    firefighter for 35 years. He always volunteers to go help where there are
    wildfires. Good luck to you folks in CA!

    Jill


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    PeterLucas Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >> Dimitri? Deb in Newhall? You guys OK?
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    >
    > I wonder if my cousin in Pasco, WA will go help out? He's been a
    > firefighter for 35 years. He always volunteers to go help where there
    > are wildfires. Good luck to you folks in CA!
    >




    Same ol' same ol'...... especially at this time of year.

    Give it another week or so and Aussie Firefighters will be heading over
    there to help out.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Mi b'aill docha basaich air m' ris, sin mair air m'glun.

    (I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.)

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:20:09 +0000 (UTC), PeterLucas
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Same ol' same ol'...... especially at this time of year.


    Due to the "santana winds" winds which come at the same time every
    year.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Ana_winds
    http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~fovell/AS...Ana/winds.html

    Looks like Sylmar is a hot spot right now.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Dimitri? Deb in Newhall? You guys OK?
    >
    > Bob


    Thanks for the concern although I moved to the central coast about a year
    ago # 4 daughter + Husband + 3 grandkids still live in the house.

    The house and all are fine.

    The fire in Sylmar is south of Newhall and the wind is blowing to the south
    towards the San Fernando Valley. I spoke to them earlier and they said "If
    the wind shifts get the extra bedrooms ready".

    I have the laptop hooked to the live feed lout of LA and piped into the TV
    so we can monitor the situation.

    Regards to all & thanks

    Dimitri et al.



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    Dimitri Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:20:09 +0000 (UTC), PeterLucas
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Same ol' same ol'...... especially at this time of year.

    >
    > Due to the "santana winds" winds which come at the same time every
    > year.
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Ana_winds
    > http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~fovell/AS...Ana/winds.html
    >
    > Looks like Sylmar is a hot spot right now.
    >
    >
    > --



    Actually the fire jumped I 5 and is not threatening Granada Hills.

    For the live feed to to KNBC 4 LA and click on live feed.

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/

    Dimitri


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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:45:20 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Actually the fire jumped I 5 and is not threatening Granada Hills.
    >
    >For the live feed to to KNBC 4 LA and click on live feed.
    >
    >http://www.nbclosangeles.com/
    >
    >Dimitri


    I am worried about Mimi Hiller though...she lives in Santa Clarita....
    Christine

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    PeterLucas Guest

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    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in news:_OETk.8675$ZP4.5830
    @nlpi067.nbdc.sbc.com:


    >
    > For the live feed to to KNBC 4 LA and click on live feed.
    >
    > http://www.nbclosangeles.com/
    >



    Thanks for the link.

    Looks ugly.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Mi b'aill docha basaich air m' ris, sin mair air m'glun.

    (I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.)

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    Dimitri Guest

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    "PeterLucas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] .25...
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in news:_OETk.8675$ZP4.5830
    > @nlpi067.nbdc.sbc.com:
    >
    >
    >>
    >> For the live feed to to KNBC 4 LA and click on live feed.
    >>
    >> http://www.nbclosangeles.com/
    >>

    >
    >
    > Thanks for the link.
    >
    > Looks ugly.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Peter Lucas



    That was only the beginning - So Cal continues to Burn!

    :-(

    Too many people displaced.

    Dimitri


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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:45:20 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Actually the fire jumped I 5 and is not threatening Granada Hills.
    >>
    >>For the live feed to to KNBC 4 LA and click on live feed.
    >>
    >>http://www.nbclosangeles.com/
    >>
    >>Dimitri

    >
    > I am worried about Mimi Hiller though...she lives in Santa Clarita....
    > Christine


    Mimi if she still lives there was about 10 blocks from my house in Santa
    Clarita.

    No problems in that neighborhood.

    Dimitri


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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:39:41 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >Mimi if she still lives there was about 10 blocks from my house in Santa
    >Clarita.
    >
    >No problems in that neighborhood.
    >
    >Dimitri


    Yes, she still lives in Santa Clarita. I heard from her, and she is
    fine.

    Christine

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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:38:15 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:

    >That was only the beginning - So Cal continues to Burn!


    Couldn't believe Anaheim Hills was catching it, too. My office is in
    Santa Ana and I had stopped in for a while yesterday. There was a
    *huge* cloud of smoke just north of us and you could smell the smoke
    from my building.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    - Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "meatloaf" with "cox"





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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Terry Pulliam Burd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:38:15 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    > fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >
    >>That was only the beginning - So Cal continues to Burn!

    >
    > Couldn't believe Anaheim Hills was catching it, too. My office is in
    > Santa Ana and I had stopped in for a while yesterday. There was a
    > *huge* cloud of smoke just north of us and you could smell the smoke
    > from my building.
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    >
    > --
    >
    > "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    > old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    > waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."
    >
    > - Duncan Hines
    >
    > To reply, replace "meatloaf" with "cox"


    What is tragic is the random SPOT fires. No rhyme or reason.

    I feel so bad for those people.

    You come home and your house is destroyed and all your neighbors are OK.

    I'm sure some people look up to the sky and say WHY ME LORD?

    Dimitri


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    ladysailor Guest

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    I grew up in Granada Hills and my mom still lives in the house that
    she and my dad bought 51 years ago. She was given notice to evacuate
    but didn't go. She doesn't drive much anymore and made arrangements
    to scoot out with a neighbor but they decided to stay. Apparently it
    was unpleasant but bearable. Here is a snippet of her email to me
    today.

    ----
    The black ash permeated everything...I swept off the patio a couple of
    times and gave up. Iíve got black ash everywhere....it accumulates
    wherever there is a hose or plant....it will take several rains to
    clean up the landscape.... I feel very grateful to be complaining
    about ash!!!
    -----

    Iím not crazy about her decision to stay because right behind our
    house is a creek lined with eucalyptus trees (the creek is between the
    fire and mom's house) and with the wind blowing embers in her
    direction I shudder to think how quickly things could go south.

    It sucks being so far away.

    Barb
    Bundaberg, Australia
    s/y Arabella
    www.sailinglinks.com


    On Nov 16, 4:45*am, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > > Looks like Sylmar is a hot spot right now.

    >
    > > --

    >
    > Actually the fire jumped I 5 and is not threatening Granada Hills.
    >
    > For the live feed to to KNBC 4 LA and click on live feed.
    >
    > http://www.nbclosangeles.com/
    >
    > Dimitri



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    Nancy Young Guest

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    ladysailor wrote:

    > I grew up in Granada Hills and my mom still lives in the house that
    > she and my dad bought 51 years ago. She was given notice to evacuate
    > but didn't go. She doesn't drive much anymore and made arrangements
    > to scoot out with a neighbor but they decided to stay.


    That is scary! I hope you can talk some sense into her
    in the event there is a next time.

    >Apparently it
    > was unpleasant but bearable. Here is a snippet of her email to me
    > today.
    >
    > ----
    > The black ash permeated everything...I swept off the patio a couple of
    > times and gave up. Iíve got black ash everywhere....it accumulates
    > wherever there is a hose or plant....it will take several rains to
    > clean up the landscape.... I feel very grateful to be complaining
    > about ash!!!


    That's for sure. I imagine she could hire a powerwasher to
    clean up.

    > Iím not crazy about her decision to stay because right behind our
    > house is a creek lined with eucalyptus trees (the creek is between the
    > fire and mom's house) and with the wind blowing embers in her
    > direction I shudder to think how quickly things could go south.
    >
    > It sucks being so far away.


    I'm glad she's okay.

    nancy


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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 17:16:58 -0800, Terry Pulliam Burd
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:38:15 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    >fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >
    >>That was only the beginning - So Cal continues to Burn!

    >
    >Couldn't believe Anaheim Hills was catching it, too. My office is in
    >Santa Ana and I had stopped in for a while yesterday. There was a
    >*huge* cloud of smoke just north of us and you could smell the smoke
    >from my building.
    >
    >Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


    I just heard that Mimi's area is in danger..she has things together
    and ready to run. Those of you that remember her, please pray for
    her...the fires have gotten extremely close to her now. She has some
    things packed up and is ready to leave, if need be.

    Even if you don't remember Mimi Hiller, still pray for her.

    Christine

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    Peter Lucas Guest

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    ladysailor <[email protected]> wrote in news:7983986d-0a62-
    [email protected]:

    > I grew up in Granada Hills and my mom still lives in the house that
    > she and my dad bought 51 years ago.



    Small world!! I used to stay with a mate of mine in Granada Hills.

    Was at his place during the Northbridge earthquake in '94.

    Used to do runs on my motorbike from there down to Venice Beach to grab
    supplies to take back.

    IIRC his place is on the southern side of 118, somewhere between Balboa
    and Reseda..... on Mission Blvd (I think!!)



    > She was given notice to evacuate
    > but didn't go. She doesn't drive much anymore and made arrangements
    > to scoot out with a neighbor but they decided to stay. Apparently it
    > was unpleasant but bearable. Here is a snippet of her email to me
    > today.
    >
    > ----
    > The black ash permeated everything...I swept off the patio a couple of
    > times and gave up. Iíve got black ash everywhere....it accumulates
    > wherever there is a hose or plant....it will take several rains to
    > clean up the landscape.... I feel very grateful to be complaining
    > about ash!!!
    > -----
    >
    > Iím not crazy about her decision to stay because right behind our
    > house is a creek lined with eucalyptus trees




    Hmmmmmmmm, not good have those damn eucalypt trees close to a house.

    They're full of oil.




    > (the creek is between the
    > fire and mom's house) and with the wind blowing embers in her
    > direction I shudder to think how quickly things could go south.
    >
    > It sucks being so far away.



    Here's hoping everything goes OK for her.

    I wish some of this rain would go over there!!!!


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "Life is not like a box of chocolates... it's more like a jar of
    jalapenos. What you do today... might burn your ass tomorrow."

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    Medicine Ball Guest

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    On Nov 18, 11:29*am, Peter Lucas <PeterLu...@brissie.com> wrote:
    > ladysailor <ladysai...@sailinglinks.com> wrote in news:7983986d-0a62-
    > 4737-bba8-8ccac6176...@k24g2000pri.googlegroups.com:
    >
    > > I grew up in Granada Hills and my mom still lives in the house that
    > > she and my dad bought 51 years ago. *

    >
    > Small world!! I used to stay with a mate of mine in Granada Hills.
    >
    > Was at his place during the Northbridge earthquake in '94.


    Was that during the time you were squandering your army super on
    trying to become a movies star?
    BTW, give my regards to Ruth, now that she is a member of our large
    fraternity.
    I was once an aged care personal care attendant (PCA) myself before
    becoming a Nurse.
    Believe me, it is back-breaking work, working as a PCA in a nursing
    home.
    And you are so fortunate to have someone who works so hard for you so
    you can stay at home and indulge your cooking hobby.

    When you're a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a
    life will touch yours.

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    Medicine Ball Guest

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    On Nov 18, 3:28*pm, Medicine Ball <bomar...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Nov 18, 11:29*am, Peter Lucas <PeterLu...@brissie.com> wrote:
    >
    > > ladysailor <ladysai...@sailinglinks.com> wrote in news:7983986d-0a62-
    > > 4737-bba8-8ccac6176...@k24g2000pri.googlegroups.com:

    >
    > > > I grew up in Granada Hills and my mom still lives in the house that
    > > > she and my dad bought 51 years ago. *

    >
    > > Small world!! I used to stay with a mate of mine in Granada Hills.

    >
    > > Was at his place during the Northbridge earthquake in '94.

    >
    > Was that during the time you were squandering your army super on
    > trying to become a movies star?
    > BTW, give my regards to Ruth, now that she is a member of our large
    > fraternity.
    > I was once an aged care personal care attendant (PCA) myself before
    > becoming a Nurse.
    > Believe me, it is back-breaking work, working as a PCA in a nursing
    > home.
    > And you are so fortunate to have someone who works so hard for you so
    > you can stay at home and indulge your cooking hobby.
    >
    > When you're a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a
    > life will touch yours.


    Oh I forgot, it's Ruth's day off today isn't it? Hope she is well
    rested before joining the fray tomorrow. Also please post a delicious
    photo of the meals you have cooked in the last couple of days to
    recompense her for her slaving away so you don't have to work.



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    ladysailor Guest

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    On Nov 17, 11:51*pm, "Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > That is scary! *I hope you can talk some sense into her
    > in the event there is a next time.
    >

    I can talk but she has a mind of her own! Fortunatly my son-in-law
    raced up to see to her. She ended up talking him into driving around
    to look at the fire up close. Ugh!

    >
    > That's for sure. *I imagine she could hire a powerwasher to
    > clean up.
    >


    I'm sure she will find a way. She has a gardner who she will most
    likely get roped into that task.

    > I'm glad she's okay.
    >
    > nancy


    Thanks Nancy, I am too.

    Barb
    s/y Arabella
    www.sailinglinks.com
    Bundaberg, Australia

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