I AM MOVING TO LOS ANGELES

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by PRENNTACULAR, May 29, 2011.

  1. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Am I Ross, Matt LeBlanc, or the cokehead?
  2. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    You're a Chandler, I'm afraid.
  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Who the **** is Marcel?
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    From left to right: Ross, Marcel
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  7. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I was thinking something like Three's Company.

    :p

    Viva Los Angeles![face_flag]
  8. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    What SJ said, though it DOES range a bit more than that. I don't know if LA's weather is as bipolar as San Diego's, but in the summer, expect 90s-110s. Spring is usually in the 60s-70s, it doesn't rain THAT much (though we do get our weeks of downpour in the winter), and winter is usually in the 50s, though overnight dropping to the 30s.

    Humidity is VERY low - you'll hear "It's a dry heat" from like everyone, and it's true. Though it does get windy, especially Hollywood; The Santa Anas are a cycle of hot wind systems that blow through each year and usually what fuels our wildfires.


    So in terms of natural disasters:

    Wildfires: Wildfires are actually more of a concern than earthquakes. Wildfire season is usually August-October. We were lucky last year in that we didn't have any major fires, but then we have some years where this much of CA is on fire:

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    Living in Hollywood, you shouldn't be affected minus possibly having to breathe smoke.


    Earthquakes: No biggie. Once every few years, we'll get a big shake. Hundreds of earthquakes happen every week and we don't feel any of them. Honestly, unless it's right under you, you won't feel anything under a 4.5/5.0.

    Familiarize yourself with http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/. The event of an earthquake, just don't panic. If the shaking gets too bad (or if you have never been in one and are a bit scared - we won't judge, it's probably a really scary thing if you've never gone through one before) then the two safest places to be is either in your doorframe or outside in an open area.
  9. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    WHAT HAPPENS IF I LIVE ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING AND THERE'S AN EARTHQUAKE?!?!?!
  10. New_York_Jedi Jedi Master

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  11. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    That's silly.

    There are no apartment buildings more than 4 stories in Hollywood.
  12. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Oh okay that's good then. I'll just stick to the lower floors until I get used to it.
  13. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    though we do get our weeks of downpour in the winter

    So I gathered [face_plain].
  14. solojones Force Ghost

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    I lived in a 14 story apartment building in Park La Brea, though, which is next to Hollywood. There weren't any earthquakes when I was there, but I assume if there were, investing in a hang glider would have been useful.

    Eh it only got up into the 90s in LA for about 2 weeks when I lived there, except for during the Malibu fires when it was about 114 in my apartment and we couldn't stay there during the day. Maybe I just don't notice the heat because I'm used to humid heat that feels much worse.

    As for the rain... lol, the SoCal version of a downpour is adorable. What they mean is that in the winter for a couple weeks it will lightly rain all day in an annoying fashion. But I have only encountered one actual thunderstorm.


    Oh, and I hate Friends, but the cokehead is the only one whom I like from other things. So Evan can be the monkey.
  15. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    That half to 1 inch of rain can be tough to handle.:p

    Viva Los Angeles![face_flag]
  16. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    KW was out here at Disney with us on one of our days of nonstop hard rain. :p
  17. solojones Force Ghost

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    It was non-stop and definitely dreary. It was not in any way shape or form hard rain. Y'all really need to go to the midwest some spring :p
  18. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I had to jog my memory a bit, but that is correct. The day before you guys all went to Disneyland, I went to a Laker game, and it was raining significantly the entire way there (aint nothing like taking a horribly wet umbrella on a bus/subway, then having to put underneath my seat during the game). Wasn't ready for all the moisture for a prolonged trip on public transit. :p

    Viva Los Angeles![face_flag]
  19. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Can we please all go to disneyland though? Like for reals? I have my hopes up now.
  20. solojones Force Ghost

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    I am free and able to go most weekends.
  21. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Though I'm technically available on Friday's or Saturday's for Disneyland, Friday would be the most ideal for me, as I don't have work the next day. Getting to & from there, however, is still an issue. :p

    Viva Los Angeles![face_flag]
  22. SLR Jedi Knight

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    Depends where in the City you live. The coastal areas are basically in the 60's (some 50s) and 70s (some 80s) for most of the year. In August and September you can get some 90 degree weather on the coast. Except for last summer, when it never warmed up on the coast.

    The in-land areas (Hollywood, Downtown and the Valley) get warmer (usually 10-15 degrees warmer than on the coast).
  23. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight

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    Bump the Fecal Force thread Steve!

  24. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    When the sun's actual out, the coastal areas usually get into the 80s/90s during the summer, but we have that amazing ocean breeze to keep it cool.

    When the marine layer is in/it's cloudy, it's usually in the 60s/70s.

    And I'm always down for Dland.
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I have it on good authority from a midwesterner that at one point this winter there was "legit rain" in CA. Also, sj, you were out of state then. :p