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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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To: bunkerhill7

;) 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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To: BenLurkin

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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To: BenLurkin
“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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To: BenLurkin

Fire and brimstone!


21 posted on 09/10/2012 3:02:46 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: machogirl
must be “HAARP”.

Well....we have to 'fix' the weather, ya know.

Can't have tornadoes in New York. They must be moved back to the Midwest where they BELONG.

22 posted on 09/10/2012 3:03:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: DuncanWaring

The article meantions Cathedral City. That is down near Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 3:05:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: UCANSEE2

they always RAMP up their site AFTER something is happening. kind of along the lines of the weather service changing their prediction of rain from 30% to 100% after it’s already raining. lol


24 posted on 09/10/2012 3:07:35 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: BenLurkin

The mayor must be back in town.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 3:07:46 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: BenLurkin

That’s encouraging; it somewhat supports the “swamp gas” theory.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BenLurkin

been smelling it all day in east LA county San Dimas


27 posted on 09/10/2012 3:10:05 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Cabbage harvest?


28 posted on 09/10/2012 3:14:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: markman46

What do you make of it?


29 posted on 09/10/2012 3:15:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: markman46

What do you make of it?


30 posted on 09/10/2012 3:15:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like earth-trapped gasses are leaking, which may be a precurser to a hell of an earthquake.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 3:16:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: dljordan
Pre-quake outgassing?

That's my guess. And with a guy like Obama in power, this might be just the crisis he's looking for.

32 posted on 09/10/2012 3:18:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Ingtar

Maybe...hell?


33 posted on 09/10/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe one of Firsht Lady’s Easter Eggs got away from the White House but didn’t make it all the way back to the farm.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: BenLurkin

“This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl -” </Johnny>


35 posted on 09/10/2012 3:21:13 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1330 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Lazamataz

I’ve been searching the internet for records of odors preceding earthquakes but am not coming up with much. Do you know of any sources on that?


36 posted on 09/10/2012 3:21:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
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.

This is a bald-faced lie - the wind directions is exactly opposite!

Wind Map

37 posted on 09/10/2012 3:22:23 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: BenLurkin
I’ve been searching the internet for records of odors preceding earthquakes but am not coming up with much. Do you know of any sources on that?

Eye-witness Accounts of Several Major Earthquakes

38 posted on 09/10/2012 3:23:39 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: null and void

Ah, ya beat me to it!


39 posted on 09/10/2012 3:23:47 PM PDT by Mugwump
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To: null and void

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking!


40 posted on 09/10/2012 3:25:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin; Jim Robinson; John Robinson

It’s in the article. PM’ed Jim and John Robinson. We can do without free republic for a while. We cannot do without them.

Besides, they are friends.


41 posted on 09/10/2012 3:29:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: BenLurkin

Unsupported affirmation by Talisker, here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2929117/posts?page=1

Historically, hydrogen sulphide gas has often been forced out of the ground in areas because of the pressure created by an immanent large earthquake. This was noticed in the Sausalito area the day before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and in various European earthquakes going back as far as the 1700s, and before the New Madrid earthquake in the 1800s in Missouri.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 3:32:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: BenLurkin

Citation from historical observation: http://trilogymedia.com.au/Thomas_Gold/eyewit.html

This was observed in the 1900’s two days prior to the Big One in San Fran.

If this was localized, I could rest easy. Apparently it’s happening all over the basin.


43 posted on 09/10/2012 3:35:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: BenLurkin

Second citation, the 1811 quake: The earthquake was at night. There was a smell of sulphur in the air before the shock. There as a wave of the land accompanied by a roar, then the most frightful ....

http://www.danielhaston.com/places/caney-fork/crouch/07-earthquake.htm


44 posted on 09/10/2012 3:38:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Lazamataz

Holy cow. I’ve never heard of that before.


45 posted on 09/10/2012 3:40:16 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

First I heard of it too, but when I heard ‘sulphur smells over very wide swaths of CA’ alarm bells went off in my head. A few seconds of internet research confirmed my suspicions. We may be without FR for a while. There’s a rallying point on Facebook.


46 posted on 09/10/2012 3:43:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Lazamataz

Has anyone seen Lex Luthor around any of the local real estate offices?


47 posted on 09/10/2012 3:44:14 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

We are best of buds, bro, and you know I love ya, but you are going to feel awful if you are joking and millions end up injured or die. If you have family in CA, get off FR and call them!


48 posted on 09/10/2012 3:48:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: BenLurkin
Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews Foul smell across Southern California linked to dead fish at Salton Sea - @latimes http://lat.ms/QEmSNQ
49 posted on 09/10/2012 3:48:15 PM PDT by halo66
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To: halo66

PHEW!!! OMG That scared the crap outta me.....


50 posted on 09/10/2012 3:49:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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