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From the consequences of climate change to the next Big One, the threat of another natural disaster is never far away. I help Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and get them prepared for what’s next.
Stories by Jacob Margolis
We’ve spent a lot of time recently stressing out about bad weather here in Southern California. It’s been too hot, too dry and too smoky. So, we thought it'd be appropriate on Thanksgiving to give thanks to this latest storm, which should leave you feeling good.
In Southern California, temperatures this summer were less hellish than the last, but it warmed up through fall when it should've started to cool off.
As it turns out, this is ordinary L.A. weather for this time of year.
Around the United States, and the world, a handful of pay-what-you-want restaurants have popped up. At best, the results have been mixed.
You may not know this, but oftentimes in newsrooms we write obituaries ahead of time so that they're ready to publish when the person passes away. But what if the obit wasn't for a person, but for a place that's been the home of magical memories for generations?
We promise this article isn't as dry as L.A.'s vegetation
It's August, which means the spectacular Perseids meteor shower is upon us. That said, they're not going to be nearly as bright as they could be given the moon.
When you're laying on the beach, beware of the crumbling cliffs above you. They could be deadly.
Travel 390 million miles away from Earth to Jupiter’s moon Europa and you’ll find something more often found on dining tables. Salt. That’s according to a new study from researchers at Caltech and JPL.
It’s been a bit shaky in parts of the Inland Empire. Glen Avon and Fontana have experienced a swarm of earthquakes, more than 430 in the past week or so. Does that mean that a big one is right around the corner?
A new study out of the University of Oregon looks at whether there's a correlation between the speed at which the earth moves in the beginning seconds of an earthquake and how big it becomes.
Rising sea levels and intense storms have exacerbated the dangers of natural erosion, and the fact that we've built homes and infrastructure right up against it means that it's a huge concern.
Wildfires are coming and you need to get ready. That was the message state and local officials hammered home during a press conference earlier this month in Orange County, as part of Wildfire Preparedness week.
The roads are wet, the sky is grey and the air is humid. There’s water falling from above, IN MAY. Should everyone be freaking out? Not really.