|North-facing entrance gate to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles (flickriver.com)|
|California's predatory new imperial flag|
|Brushfires get own season (treehugger.com)|
Farther east is Mt. Baldy, which becomes an imposing alabaster monument after the brief winter snows. One of the best places to appreciate this view is from the north-facing hillside steps of the largest Buddhist temple in the western hemisphere, Hsi Lai (Chinese for "Going West") Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights. These heights are hills and are part of the Orange Curtain separating LA from a mysterious and far more uptight area known as "The O.C." with free-roaming predatory Republicans, rates of which have fallen to below 16% in LA.
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|O, Teepee, how easy art thou to build and save us from the elements! If only we had taken that outdoor survival class and foraging training with our pal Christopher Nyerges.|
|Hopelessly lost since Easter Sunday, search party finds hapless hikers (latimes.com)|
|Search helicopters over Eaton Canyon|