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Old 09-16-2007, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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That's just what I was doing... bike riding!

And, yes, as others here have said, the smog was worse in the 1970s than it is now.
I remember "Smog Alerts" issued by the AQMD (or its predecessor) as a kid in Canoga Park back in the 1960s and early 1970s. Haven't heard that term in a long time.
Haven't heard the last Friday of the month 10AM air raid siren checks in a long time either.
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I remember "Smog Alerts" issued by the AQMD (or its predecessor) as a kid in Canoga Park back in the 1960s and early 1970s. Haven't heard that term in a long time.
Haven't heard the last Friday of the month 10AM air raid siren checks in a long time either.
I remember those.
I also remember sometimes after a bike ride it would hurt to breathe. That hasn't happened for so long I can't remember the last time. Probably the early 1980s.
Okay, off for another bike ride into the foothills!
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Lovely picture. This is the southern California that I know and love . I have heard the same about the air quality being so much better than it used to be and honestly I believe it. Overtime I have seen a worsening in my sinus allergies since moving here (8+ years ago from a low pollution region), however the air does not look bad in many areas compared to what someone mentioned in an earlier post of not being able to see across a football field (I believe that is what they said.) when they were younger. Not even close. In fact the air generally looks very clear. An exception is if there is an extreme fire close by.

One of the things that shocked me and influenced me moving here is how I thought LA was this nasty cement place with horrendous smog and when I got here it was clear, sunny, lots of green landscaping, mountains, and hills and combined with the water and blue skies. I was an immediate convert. LA gets a very bad rap, that really doesn't fit its big picture reality. The only exception is the traffic and based on smaller cities I have been in lately the traffic isn't that far off from many other areas, just a lot more people and regions intersecting here and little alternative driving options, make it a bit worse then other areas. Those other areas are also not the second largest city in the nation.

LA is not only easy to hate, but also to fall in love with. When one lives here sometimes they find themsleves doing both in the same day or hour. LOL. Many microclimates here too that make it magically diverse.

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That's just what I was doing... bike riding!

And, yes, as others here have said, the smog was worse in the 1970s than it is now.

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