It's good to hear that everyone from this forum, at least, is safe. I spent much of my youth in Southern California; my family has gradually drifted north with the exception of my daughters who live in the Riverside area and my late brother's widow and family, who lives just blocks from the junior high school I used to attend. Many of my other friends still live in and around San Diego. It hurts to know that you and they have all had a hard time, makes me want to reach out to all of you. Frustrating, too: I was asked to do disaster response for the Red Cross, and would have been a good choice because I know the area well, but had to turn them down because of my school commitments.
My best wishes to all of you for clear skies, high spirits, and a nice, light