L.A. Zoo Raises Awareness on Rattlesnake Dangers — KTLA

As rattlesnakes wake up from hibernation, the Los Angeles Zoo and California Poison Control System urged Californians to be aware of the reptiles and the danger they pose.

via L.A. Zoo Raises Awareness on Rattlesnake Dangers — KTLA

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Key Shortcut for Commuters in La Habra Heights Shut Down for a Year Due to Landslide Risk — KTLA

A key shortcut for commuters connecting north Orange County to the San Gabriel Valley has been shut down indefinitely due to a landslide. The excessive rain the region has gotten this year caused a section of the road to drop about 8 inches, inspectors say. Hacienda Boulevard is now shut down between Skyline Drive and…

via Key Shortcut for Commuters in La Habra Heights Shut Down for a Year Due to Landslide Risk — KTLA

San Diego Beachgoers Cautioned That Stingrays Are ‘Out in Full Force’ — KTLA

San Diego lifeguards are reminding beachgoers entering the ocean to shuffle their feet to avoid painful encounters with stingrays. The lifeguards posted on their Facebook page last weekend that the stingrays “are out in full force.” Round rays common in California coastal shallows are typically partially buried in sand while hunting prey…

via San Diego Beachgoers Cautioned That Stingrays Are ‘Out in Full Force’ — KTLA

Sea lions in Newport Harbor has officials considering new deterrents — Orange County Register

NEWPORT BEACH — Sea lions loitering, barking through the night, and crushing boat swim steps and private docks have prompted city officials to look at humane and effective ways of keeping the animals under control, particularly as their active season nears. The Newport Beach Harbor Commission held a public workshop last week…

via Sea lions loitering on boat steps, barking in Newport Harbor has locals irked and officials considering new deterrents — Orange County Register

Winter storms wash away California drought, enlarge snowpack — National Post

LOS ANGELES — California is drenched and its mountains are piled high with snow amid a still-unfolding winter of storms that was unimaginable just a few months ago. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports Thursday that more than 87 per cent of California is free of drought conditions or unusual dryness…

via Winter storms wash away California drought, enlarge snowpack — National Post

Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy — TechCrunch #tesla

Tesla is moving all of its sales online, a dramatic shift in its sales strategy that will result in the closure of stores and some layoffs as the automaker looks for ways to reduce costs in order to bring a cheaper Model 3 to market…

via Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy — TechCrunch