Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up , if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.) Among meteorological phenomena, California’s autumn winds have distinctly bad reputations. The past couple of weeks haven’t done much to dispel them. In Northern California, fierce Diablo winds helped create the dangerous conditions that prompted Pacific Gas & Electric to shut off power to hundreds of thousands of customers for days. [Inside PG&E’s blackout control room : “This Did Not Go Well.”] Then there are the Santa Ana winds, which helped whip up the deadly fires that tore across the Southland over the weekend. The Santa Anas hold a particular place in Los Angeles lore, not only as fire propellants and harbingers of allergy flare-ups, but also as a kind of malevolent psychic force, a regional Mercury in retrograde. That last part rankles Janin Guzman Morales a bit, though. “The winds have been here since way before we were,” she told me on Sunday. “The narrative of them being demonized as aspects of nature — I don’t think that’s a fair approach.” [Read more about how the blackouts hit the poor much harder than the wealthy.] What Ms. Guzman Morales, a scientist at U.C…. Read full this story
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