More beach days in “winter!”

Since the start of winter quarter, there has only been a few “cold” ish days. So as usual, many UCLA students are still taking advantage of this beautiful weather. One weekend me and my friend decided to take a trip to Malibu and visit Zuma Beach and Point Dume. It’s about a 30- 40 minute…

Wait is this really winter?

When people talk about Southern California, the issue of weather inevitably is brought up. One of the most appealing factors of living in LA has to be the almost unbelievable weather we experience on a yearly basis. While most of our country is bundling up and turning on the heat, students at UCLA are breaking…

January beach day

While much of the country is freezing right now with temperatures below 0, UCLA students are wearing shorts and tanks to class in this 80 degree weather. We decided to celebrate this weather at Venice Beach last Saturday after our first week of classes. Just a 20 minute ride from campus, we packed our lunches…

Not so Gloomy Afterall!

In LA we may not get extreme weather, but we do experience a natural phenomenon known as “June Gloom”.  For those of you unfamiliar with this term, June Gloom refers to the spring/summer cloud cover that happens most mornings in June.  This may not sound all that extreme, but the weather in the mornings looks…

Back to the Books- but in the sunniest quarter of the year!

First off a tiny bit about me! I am a second year history major and education minor. I am originally from Dana Point, CA. My goal is to become a teacher (k-12) and I absolutely love working with kids. Fortunately UCLA has given me the opportunity to get super involved! I also work for Undergraduate…

Spring is here!

For the past several months I have been wearing long underwear beneath my jeans. My mom brought me two pairs when she visited in November, and I haven’t taken them off since.  This winter has been the coldest I’ve ever endured, especially coming from California where I am used to trips to the beach in…

A Cold Snap

They say that stereotypes were meant to be broken….that may be true.  However, it may also be true that the stereotype of Southern Californians are not capable of handling cold weather.  The high of the past week has not been above 60.  I may be from Northern California, but I have definitely gone soft since…

Thunder in Westwood

Just when I thought I had had it with Westwood weather for being strangely chilly all week, it gives us what we’ve all been waiting for… a thunderstorm.  Maybe not all of us, but personally I have always had a strange fascination and obsession over thunderstorms.  Growing up, I was often the only girl in…

Weather Confusion

It’s been awhile since my last blog about the weather so here we go again. I walked to the gym and it was slightly raining. I left the gym and the rain had stopped. I walked to class and needed to take my sweatshirt off because it was sunny! (note: It was 8:30 am). After…

Rain and Sunshine

The crazy part about living in LA is the crazy weather patterns that come with it. I love how it is so sunny and warm one day, but a couple of days we get a little rain here and there. Today was a good example of that- it finally rained! Don’t get me wrong though,…

80 in January? Only in LA!

  What an unusually warm day in January!  According to the weather report, it was past 80ºF (27ºC) in the middle of the day, and even late at night it is a pleasant 60ºF (14ºC).  Only in LA do you get the perk of being reminded of summer weather in the middle of the winter…

A Blustery Day

Around this time each year, I like to watch the movie the Holiday with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz (oh and like Jude Law and that Jack Black character, but I prefer these two fab  ladies). Thankfully, it has been on my mind lately (as in I have been reciting dialogue in my head). One…