Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bobcat Changes Course, Threatens Mt. Wilson Observatory




Mill Creek Hotshots set a backfire to protect homes during the Bobcat Fire on September 13, 2020 in Arcadia, California.
Mill Creek Hotshots set a backfire to protect homes during the Bobcat Fire on September 13, 2020 in Arcadia, California.
David McNew/Getty Images

Listen to story

16:30
Download this story 23MB

The Bobcat Fire continues to grow rapidly in the Angeles National Forest, causing evacuations and threatening foothill communities.

Last night, flames closed in on Mt. Wilson Observatory and firefighters were actively defending the facility. Officials said "favorable weather conditions" were helping crews as they worked overnight to protect the historic science station.

For the latest on the Bobcat Fire, visit LAist.com

Guests:

James Wettstaed, public information officer with the Bobcat fire for the U.S. Forest Service

Tom Meneghini, executive director of the Mt. Wilson Observatory