There were sirens at dawn and the low thumping of helicopters – another fire in the hills – this one right out back just off Laurel Canyon – something to watch from the kitchen window with the morning coffee. It wasn't much. It was all over in an hour – but sometimes it does feel like the end of the world out here. The sky over the Sunset Strip later in the day did look apocalyptic, as if all of Southern California was on fire all the time – and maybe it is. ~...
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