In a message dated 9/6/01 8:30:51 PM,
<< LA's seasonal brushfires play a big role in Don
Winslow's California Fire and Life. >>
People who've never been here before fear the quakes, but
they're few and far between. And usually pretty harmless. The
fires however, happen annually every fall when the Santa Ana
Winds start blowing in from the North. The tall weeds in the
hills have dried a nice, crispy brown from the hot, summer
sun. And the pyromaniacs who like to watch things burn drive
out with their cans of gasoline or other incendiary devices.
More than anything, the brush fires are L.A.'s true natural
The mudslides when it rains are second. Traffic on the 405 is
third. Earthquakes are a far distant fourth.
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