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Winter snow

Snow in the mountains above MalibuI hate to be all "bah, humbug!" about it but no, it didn't really snow in Malibu yesterday. Not in the city limits, anyway. That crazy storm (thunder! lightning! wild, wild winds!) did drop several icy inches on the mountains above us, though, enough to call out the snow plows and close Kanan Road for much of the afternoon. (This photo is from

I was out shooting the storm clouds in the photo below when a woman, more than a little freaked out, stopped me. She'd been driving down Kanan in what seemed like a blizzard when the car in front of her spun around, nearly hit her, then dropped 10 feet into a ditch.

"Is there any other way to the 101 in Agoura Hills?" she asked.

"Well, you can go up Malibu Canyon..."

"A canyon?"

"...or Topanga Canyon..."

"I can't - I won't - not another canyon!" she said, a little wild-eyed.

I showed her a Thomas Guide. She chose PCH to the 10 to the 405 to the 101. A few minutes later, sitting in my car, I heard the weather guy on KNX say it was snowing in Tarzana, right in her path.
Storm clouds over Malibu

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