A red flag warning remained in effect for much of Southern California on Sunday, as above-average temperatures and dry winds gusting up to 50 mph contributed to dangerous fire conditions.Warnings were in effect from Ventura County through parts of Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego County, according to the National Weather Service. The mountains of Los Angeles County and the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys were also at high fire weather risk, with Santa Ana winds peaking and temperatures expected to surpass 90 degrees. Relative humidity, a measure of how much water vapor is in the air, was between 8% and 15%.“It’s pretty darn dry out there,” said Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Advertisement The red flag warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday. Regions covered by the warning have experienced large wildfires in recent weeks, including the Tick fire in Santa Clarita, which burned more than 4,600 acres, and … [Read more...] about Red flag conditions to taper off in Southern California while north looks ahead to windy, dry weather
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Russell Henley thought he was in the top 12 at the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Classic in Mexico on Saturday, poised to perhaps win the tournament. Then he discovered an important rule: Always keep track of your golf balls.While autographing golf balls for the crowd after Saturday’s round, he discovered that he had a different brand of golf ball in his bag and didn’t know how it got there. He then figured out that he had used that ball for four holes during the round.The penalty is two strokes per hole, for a total of eight penalty strokes, turning his 66-69 into a 66-77. That dropped him from the top 12 to missing the cut.“It was a small dash, a different way it was marked that would have been easy to overlook,” said PGA Tour rules official Brad Fabel, according to pgatour.com. “He came to us and said he didn’t know how it had gotten in his bag.”Your favorite sports momentWhat is your all-time favorite local sports moment? Email me at … [Read more...] about Russell Henley has a bad day on the golf course
Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: [email protected] Thanksgiving coming up, I know a lot of NFL teams have that seasonal prank where they trick their rookies into going to the supermarket to pick up nonexistent free turkeys. But do you have any favorite NFL prank stories?Gerald Hill, Palm SpringsFarmer: There are as many pranks as there are players in the league, and maybe more. Some jokesters live to pull off gags. But to hear some really good ones, I turned to Ted Walsh, former assistant equipment manager of the San Francisco 49ers who truly was a master prankster. Advertisement “Every year in New Orleans, the game day programs came out and they put one on everybody’s chair,” Walsh said. “And every year, we’d do this to a guy who hadn’t been on the team before: We’d have the … [Read more...] about Ask Sam Farmer: Who was the master of pranks on NFL players?