Since our bleak rainfall status report a month ago, March brough much-needed rain to Downtown Los Angeles. Yet, this rainfall season in Los Angeles still remains woefully below normal for the season. Unless appreciable amounts of rain come between now and the end of June (which is not likely), this season will rank among the driest in L.A. rainfall history.
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1949. A crowd watches the eclipse of the moon from the balcony of Griffith Observatory, overlooking Los Angeles. When the observatory opened in 1935, the concept of a "public observatory" was a novel concept. Since then, night sky (and daytime skyline) viewing from the observatory has delighted a cumulative 85 million visitors. Today, it has become the most visited public observatory in the world, receiving 1.6 million visitors in a year. More people (8 million) have looked through its 12-inch refractor telescope than through any other telescope on earth. In 2009, Griffith Observatory was named among "Ten Places to See Before You are Ten" by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Construction is now set to begin in late 2021 on a major thoroughfare just for wildlife in Los Angeles County. The unique bridge will cross over the 10-lane 101 freeway in Agoura Hills and be the first of its kind in a major metropolitan area and the largest in the world. Among wildlife, whose chances of survival will be improved, are Los Angeles area mountain lions who have been squeezed by urbanization into ever-shrinking areas and are threatened with extinction.