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today’s holiday: Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade (2014)


Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade (2014)

The Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade is a nightly parade of boats at Newport Beach, California. More than 150 boats of all kinds, wildly decorated with lights depicting Santa Claus, snowmen, and other symbols of winter, join the parade. Some boats carry huge inflated figures, and many play music. The floating parades started in 1908 as a Fourth of July spectacular. In 1946, the city put a tree and carolers on a barge and towed it around the harbor, and that began the current December parades. Today, about a million spectators watch them during the festival. More… Discuss

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Los Angeles Times: Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes L.A. Now: Weather


Los Angeles Times: Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes

Los Angeles Times: Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes (click to access story at LATimes!)

 

 

 

 

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado touched down in South Los Angeles during the heavy rain storm. The tornado hopscotched over a 10-block span, ripping off a roof and damaging at least five homes, officials said.
lRelated California storm: 10 houses condemned; mandatory evacuations lifted

L.A. Now
California storm: 10 houses condemned; mandatory evacuations lifted

“We’re going to call it a small tornado,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Boldt, who relied on radar data, video footage from witnesses and reports of property damage to diagnose the rare weather pattern. “The damage was sporadic. That’s typical of a tornado,” Boldt added.

Watch: Waterspout touches down off Newport Beach
A waterspout touches down at Crystal Cove Beach in Newport Beach, Calif., on Dec. 12 after heavy rains. Video provided by Mark Tarzian of Newport Beach, Calif.

About 9:20 a.m., the tornado traveled from at least Vermont and Gage avenues to 57th and Figueroa streets, Boldt said.

The Moon by Day: I’ll be watching you!


The Moon @ Newport Beach

The Moon by day:   Newport Beach

The Buoy – Huntington Beach Pier December 2011 171 – View toward Newport Beach Pier (Landscape Photography)


Huntington Beach Pier December 2011 171-View toward Newport Beach Pier

Huntington Beach Pier December 2011 171-View toward Newport Beach Pier