Inversion Layer

Morning takeoff from SNA, after a few weeks’ respite from the polar vortex.  From 2009-2011, the Los Angeles region exceeded federal ozone standards on 120 annual weighted average days.

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Crystal Cove State Park

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Yesterday, I went on a hike with my dad and sister through Crystal Cove State Park.  It was a nice sunset as well as a reminder of Orange County’s sprawl (and penchant for oversized oranges).

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Foothill South Toll Road Hearing

6000 people showed up for a NOAA (apparently appeals of state costal commission decisions go to them) hearing on Orange County’s proposed SR 241 Toll Road extension.  Some good converage, including discussion of induced demand, is availalable from Streetsblog.  I’m glad that Irvine’s Councilmember Agran showed up and voiced his opposition to the project.