The storm has made lanfall and we are starting to feel the effects here. We have sustained winds of about 35 MPH and increasing. It is a little like the Santa Anna winds we get in the Santa Monica Mountains, where we live. The power is off now and our candels are lit. My parents are bedded down and Peggy and I are up and will probably remain at our “post” until the storm subsides or the power comes back on. From what I suspect, the worst is yet tto come. L.A.