Drove through California's Central Valley, and yes, the fires are bad and everyplace north of the Angeles Forest is gray and dismal.
Being away for a few days, I have little to post about, EXCEPT:
This wonderfully detailed photo from Shorpy.com. Please check out the original for a good look. The theatre marquee reads Auntie Mame (a 1958 picture) and a line under that has Peter O'Toole's name--but the rest is beyond me.