1986 – Man chased to his death in Howard Beach hate crime

On December 20, 1986, three Black men are attacked by a group of white teenagers yelling racial slurs in Howard Beach, a predominately white, middle-class, Italian-American neighborhood in Queens, New York.  Earlier that night, the men were driving from Brooklyn to Queens, when …read more


Air Quality Alert – South Coast

From Sun, Dec 18, 2:25 PM PST To Wed, Dec 21, 12:00 AM PST

Air Quality Alert issued December 19 at 1:05PM PST by NWS Oxnard


The South Coast AQMD has extended a mandatory wood-burning ban for residents in the South Coast Air Basin for Monday, December 19 to Tuesday, December 20.

No-Burn days are declared to protect public health when levels of fine particulate air pollution in the region are forecast to be high.

Smoke from wood burning can cause health problems. Breathing high levels of pollution from wood smoke can cause breathing problems (including asthma attacks), worsened lung and heart disease symptoms, and may even increase emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

The No-Burn rule prohibits burning wood as well as manufactured fire logs, such as those made from wax or paper in any indoor or outdoor wood-burning device. This prohibition does not apply to communities above 3,000 ft in elevation, households that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, residences without nearby natural gas service, and low-income households.

To view current and forecasted air quality levels, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District website at aqmd.gov or download the mobile app at aqmd.gov/mobileapp. Additional details for this air quality alert are available at http://www.aqmd.gov/advisory.

Winter Storm Warning

stay tuned for more info from you local news weather services.

National Weather Service Seattle WA
249 AM PST Tue Dec 20 2022

San Juan County-Western Whatcom County-Western Skagit County-
Everett and Vicinity-Admiralty Inlet Area-Hood Canal Area-
Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca-Western Strait of Juan De Fuca-
East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bremerton and Vicinity-
including Friday Harbor, Eastsound, Bellingham, Blaine,
Point Roberts, Ferndale, Lynden, Sumas, Sudden Valley,
Burlington, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, La Conner, Conway,
Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Stanwood, Port Townsend,
Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Langley, Shelton, Seabeck, Belfair,
Brinnon, Sequim, Port Angeles, Clallam Bay, Joyce, Sekiu,
Bonney Lake, Maple Valley, Monroe, Woodinville, Arlington,
Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Gold Bar, Duvall,
Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Covington,
Black Diamond, Orting, Eatonville, Bremerton, Poulsbo,
and Indianola
249 AM PST Tue Dec 20 2022


* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to 9
  inches along the North Olympic Coast, Whatcom and Skagit
  Counties. Additional snow accumulations of up to 7 inches for
  areas from Everett north as well as Kitsap County.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Washington.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM PST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Periods of a rain and snow mix are possible
  early Tuesday morning for areas of southern King county before
  transitioning to more snow.


If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5 1 1.