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LAFD: ‘Rotten Egg’ Odor Reported Across San Fernando Valley
CBSLA.com) ^ | September 10, 2012 11:13 AM

Posted on 09/10/2012 2:31:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Authorities on Monday investigated widespread reports of a foul odor detected across the San Fernando Valley.

Shortly after 5:00 a.m., a “rotten egg-type” smell was reported “widely across (and possibly beyond) the north San Fernando Valley and Foothill communities of Los Angeles”, according to Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

No illnesses or any specific hazard has been associated with the odor, Humphrey told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO.

The sulfur-type odor — which Humphrey said “appears to be organic in nature” — had been reported as far west as Simi Valley and as far east as Cathedral City and Perris in Riverside County.

While officials worked to investigate the source of the smell, officials did acknowledge the smell could be affecting a wider swath of Southern California.

Stephen Harrison with the National Weather Service office in San Diego told KNX 1070′s Vytas Safronikas that whatever the source or sources of sulphuric odor, wind currents have been moving in an east to west direction from the Salton Sea into parts of the Greater Los Angeles area.

“It’s always possible to get some kind of odor coming from the Salton Sea up through the Coachella Valley through the Banning Pass and into the Inland Empire,” said Harrison.

Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Monica Carazzo said the odor is affecting schedules at some local schools, including Osceola Street Elementary.

“Some schools are implementing a rainy day schedule, meaning that once kids get their lunch, they go inside of the classroom, recesses are inside, that type of thing,” said Carazzo. “But that’s school by school.”

Residents do not need to call 911 to report the odor unless they are experiencing a medical emergency, Humphrey said


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: hydrogensulfide; losangeles; losangelos
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1 posted on 09/10/2012 2:31:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
The sulfur-type odor...

I guess today's the big joint fundraising event with Hugo Chavez and Obama in SoCal.

2 posted on 09/10/2012 2:34:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: BenLurkin

The Tacoma Aroma moved south?


3 posted on 09/10/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: BenLurkin

Who farted?


4 posted on 09/10/2012 2:36:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: BenLurkin

Pre-quake outgassing?


5 posted on 09/10/2012 2:37:31 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: Cementjungle

Did anyone hear Obama ask Hugo to pull his finger?


6 posted on 09/10/2012 2:38:36 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: BenLurkin

Didn’t know that the Obamadork/loon/felon/idiot was in town, did we?


7 posted on 09/10/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: BenLurkin

When the fireball erupts over the ridge, that will be their first clue.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 2:40:22 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BenLurkin

Antonio Villaraigosa is back in town.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 2:41:11 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Stink? Where are you?)
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To: BenLurkin

The occupiers must have taken off their shoes again


10 posted on 09/10/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dljordan

That was my guess too


11 posted on 09/10/2012 2:44:39 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: dljordan

You may not be wrong....I lived in SoCal for many years - in my youth, before I got smarter and got out - and I think I remember reading of some studies having to do with the release of methane gas prior to a quake. Or it could just be the tipping point of refried beans being the predominant meal choice.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 2:46:59 PM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: dljordan

I certainly hopE not!


13 posted on 09/10/2012 2:49:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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;) LOL!!!


14 posted on 09/10/2012 2:49:06 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: dljordan
"Pre-quake outgassing?"

That's my guess as well.
15 posted on 09/10/2012 2:50:09 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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must be “HAARP”. the haarp site has ramped up their shortwave detection over southern cal. /s

http://www.haarpstatus.com/haarpstatus/haarpmap.html


16 posted on 09/10/2012 2:51:43 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Donkey Odious
What? You left SoCal? ....... but... but.... the weather is so perfect there (or so I have been told) how could you leave it?

(just funnin’ with ya) :D

17 posted on 09/10/2012 2:53:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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“It’s always possible to get some kind of odor coming from the Salton Sea up through the Coachella Valley through the Banning Pass and into the Inland Empire,” said Harrison.

If that was the case, there would have also been reports from the Salton Sea, Coachella Valley, Banning Pass and the Inland Empire.

Have there been?

18 posted on 09/10/2012 2:54:19 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BenLurkin

Volcano?


19 posted on 09/10/2012 2:55:24 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: BenLurkin

They should have NEVER booed GOD!


20 posted on 09/10/2012 3:02:02 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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