LOS ANGELES, CA — A storm suffused with moisture from an atmospheric river rolled into the Southland Wednesday, triggering widespread rainfall, strong winds and warnings of flash flooding. A flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Getty, Saddleridge and Tick burn areas in L.A. County. "Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected near recent burn areas from a cold and vigorous storm system," the weather service said in a statement. "Rainfall rates between 0.50 inch per hour and 1 inch per hour are possible, especially near thunderstorms. The recent burn areas in Los Angeles County will be especially at risk for flash flooding and mud and debris flows due to moderate to heavy rainfall. Road closures and property damage may occur due to mud and debris flows." In Orange County, a flash flood watch will be in force from 6 this morning through Wednesday afternoon. "Areas most at risk include low-lying intersections, areas with … [Read more...] about Atmospheric River Pummels Los Angeles
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Oh My! There’s a restaurant in Little Haiti getting a lot of buzz. It’s Boia De, which loosely translated means “Oh, M.” Boia De, tucked into a strip mall off NE 52nd Street and 2nd Avenue, is a small retro yet modern hidden gem owned by chef couple Luci Giangrandi and Alex Meyer. This is the first restaurant for the duo, who previously operated the popular Mexican food cart La Pollita in the Miami Design District. Luci says Boia De is an Italian phrase, meaning nice surprise. “It’s that feeling we hope you get when you walk through the doors here.” she said. Boia De is a neighborhood spot, with just 24 seats that fill up nightly. There’s also a well-rounded wine list of over 75 selections. As for the food, it’s Italian centric. Sophisticated, yet whimsical. Both chefs have worked in acclaimed kitchens in New York and Los Angeles and the proof is what they put on the plate. Hamachi Crudo with Yuzu Salsa … [Read more...] about Digital Bite: Hamachi Crudo Is Fresh, Fun, & Tasty At Boia De In Little Haiti
LOS ANGELES, CA — Because of the recent rainfall, officials Friday warned people planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers, through at least Monday morning. According to the county's health officer, Dr. Muntu Davis, bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around these outlets after a rainfall, and people entering the water in these areas could become ill. However, because discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers only comprise a small portion of the beaches, the warning does not apply to other areas, Davis said. The advisory will be in effect until at least 7:30 a.m. Monday, but could be extended, depending on whether there is more rainfall, Davis said. Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24 hours a day on the county's beach closure hotline, … [Read more...] about Storm Runoff Causes Unhealthy Bacteria Levels At LA Beaches
BARNSTABLE, MA — The season for rescuing sea turtles continued in Barnstable over the last few days with Natural Resources staff coming to the aid of 67 cold-stunned turtles. During the fall and winter months, it's common for sea turtles to suffer hypothermia-like symptoms as water temperatures decrease. Among the rescued turtles were 62 Kemp ridleys, one green turtle and four loggerheads. Town officials said the turtles were washed ashore because of high winds the past few days. "The winds have been howling out of the northeast which has been blowing them onto Sandy Neck and into Barnstable Harbor," town officials said on Facebook. "At this point the winds have died down and we are not expecting anymore turtles in the next few days. Turtle rescue season started a bit early this year, especially for the loggerhead sea turtles. When a 50-to-60-pound loggerhead was found two weeks ago stranded at Harris Meadow, Nine Coleman, the director of Natural Resources, told Patch she was … [Read more...] about 67 Sea Turtles Rescued In Barnstable
IRKUTSK, Russia—It was a bitter, freezing day here in the hard-working city at the heart of Siberia, more than 3,000 miles east of Moscow. A 39-year-old woman and her 42-year-old husband were waiting for an appointment by the door of a psychologist’s office at the Irkutsk AIDS Center. They both had their woolen hats on, as if they popped in to see their doctor for just a few minutes. Their faces were sad; the flesh on their cheeks sagging. The husband sobbed. His eyes were moist with tears. The center’s doctors recommended the couple begin HIV therapy as soon as possible. But the idea of taking pills for the rest of their lives, twice a day, without missing the scheduled time, frightened them. Both still cherished a tiny hope that AIDS did not exist, that their virus was just a fake story, made up by some American pharmaceutical magnates—an opinion easily found and distributed in Russian internet blogs and in local media for years. “This process of … [Read more...] about Fake News Helped Spread HIV/AIDS in Russia. Has It Stopped?