The Times podcast: Our Masters of Disasters know it’s windy

The tops of two palm trees.
Palm trees blown by the wind in the San Fernando Valley.
(Ricardo De Aratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Who doesn’t like a nice breeze? A gorgeous zephyr? But the bad winds: They’re bad. And in Southern California right now, we’re going through some of the most notorious bad winds of them all: the Santa Anas.

Today, our Masters of Disasters talk about the howling devil winds in honor of the spooky season. Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times earthquake reporter Ron Lin, L.A. Times coastal reporter Rosanna Xia, and L.A. Times energy reporter Sammy Roth

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