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You often hear people whining about southern California having no weather, no seasons. I beg to differ. All you have to do is go up the mountains to a higher elevation. There you have winter weather: snow, ice, fog, frost. You have fire season: Santa Ana winds, single digit humidity. You have rainy season: mist, slick roads, rocks tumbling down, debris flows. It's all there. This article discusses the aftermath of the Station Fire of 2009.
The last days of summer “Aw.ró.reh.vay” sent the Tongva food gatherers even farther afield than normal. Some ventured out to the edges of the desert. What was the search? Salt and especially in the plants known as “Kasil” or more commonly “Ungarr”.
Now that we are in the late days of spring and the Tongva plant world seems to dry up and almost disappear, I'd like to draw our attention to two wonderful gems: Sesoamaka which was collected in spring when the oak woodlands were drenched with the winter rains and the endless variations of Totoekomuk spotting year round in the canyons and gullies of the Los Angeles mountains