What power looks like

John Stodder grabbed this image of the smoke that belched from the Redondo Beach power plant near King Harbor as generators cranked up to meet today's demand for air conditioning. It's in the high 80s to mid 90s this afternoon all along the coast, higher in some areas. Stodder, like many bloggers, is now posting mainly at his Facebook page.

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