Geography

Just where is this exotic place called 'Glendora?'*

The whereabouts of Glendora, the closest city to where the fire is burning today in the San Gabriel Mountains foothills, is confounding the local media — which means the national media and the Internet are probably even more confusing to their readers and listeners. The LA Times has been calling Glendora "north of Los Angeles" on its web stories until a few minutes ago, when it switched to "northeast." Other outlets have been using north too. We're going with east.

To be helpful, the editors convened a task force and asked the LA Observed map department to drop what it's doing and come up with an explainer graphic. Here it is.

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Updates: Glendora in song. Perry Como:

Rilo Kiley, Not especially Safe for Work:


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