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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Smoke produced by several wildfires on the Pacific Coast casts a shadow around the sun in Los Angeles. The fires, most of which started burning in late August, are record-breaking, as they killed over 30 people and burned millions of acres from Oregon to Southern California. Credit: Konnie Duan/Chronicle

Wildfires along the Pacific Coast produce poor air quality, evacuations in Los Angeles

Tessa Augsberger October 14, 2020

Audrey Perkins ’23 watched as a plume of smoke rose out of the Bobcat Fire while at a friend’s house in Pasadena. Before long, a layer of gray smoke blanketed the sky, obscuring the Californian sunshine...

Smoke spreads across the horizon as the Getty Fire burns over 600 acres, impacting neighborhoods since 1:30 a.m. on Monday. Credit: Austin Lee/Chronicle

Getty Fire prompts school closure

Tanisha Gunby October 28, 2019

Both the middle and upper school campuses canceled classes and activities due to the Getty Fire today, which is threatening homes in Bel Air, Westwood and Brentwood. "Our thoughts and concerns today are...

Students, teachers evacuate homes

November 11, 2008

  By Neha Nimmagadda and Michelle Yousefzadeh In the past month, hundreds of Los Angeles residents were evacuated due to the numerous fires that have attacked Southern California. Helicopters flew...

Off-season practice cancelled, intense aerobic activity not allowed

October 24, 2007

Due to poor air quality because of fires off season practice is cancelled and intense aerobic activity is not allowed on the Harvard-Westlake campus, Head of Athletics Audrius Barzdukas said. Some games,...

Outdoor athletics cancelled due to air quality

October 23, 2007

All outdoor athletic events were cancelled today due to unsafe air conditions. Fires across Southern California have caused the air quality to be unhealthy, Head of Athletics Audrius Barzdukas said.  "You...

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