Hi-Desert Dispatch

Megan Hernbroth
Goings-on in California's Morongo Basin.
Created 28 Jan 2021
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  • A $17,000 Smart & Final bill and the global supply chain
    30 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 3 1
    Hello from California’s high desert, where yet another layer of smoke has settled in and made everything smell like one continuous campfire. During the blue-sky breaks, I’ve been cherishing the late a...
  • 'Missing white woman syndrome' reinvigorates search for Lauren Cho
    23 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Hello from California’s high desert. I am back in your inbox after a few weeks off, in which I did a lot of reading and spent a lot of time outside with the dogs. Thankfully the weather is starting to...
  • Fontana's South Fire is 49% contained
    02 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 5 2
    Hello from California’s high desert. We are on track to get a storm or two this evening from the remnants of Hurrican Nora, but I am not complaining about the cool breeze that came in this morning. Wh...
  • Fires break out in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
    26 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Hello from California’s high desert, newly free of wildfire smoke. Yesterday, smoke from several fires in Northern California and one in Sequoia National Forest rolled into the Morongo Basin, obstruct...
  • To fall in love with California
    19 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Hello from California’s high desert. Between the winds and the reasonable temperatures, I’m feeling downright autumnal these last few days, in an extremely good way. We still have a few weeks of Augus...
  • Meaning in the meteors
    12 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Hello from California’s high desert, where some of my recently inherited houseplants are thriving in the relative humidity of late. All except one, and I doubt I summon the gardening skill to revive i...
  • The customer is not always right
    05 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 3 2
    Hello from California’s high desert. We’ve got a few days left of this heatwave, but the stillness of August is here to stay for a few more weeks. Locals are out of town, shops and restaurants are clo...
  • We're not out of the woods yet
    29 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 3 2
    Hello from California’s high desert. The monsoons finally arrived in the Morongo Basin, first earlier in the week and then again this afternoon. Hoping everyone in Twentynine Palms is staying dry — if...
  • Seasons of change
    22 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Hello from California’s high desert. We’ve luckily avoided some of the worst of the wildfire smoke, which has made its way nearly 3,000 miles east to New York City on Wednesday. A summer sunset walk i...
  • A climate emergency
    15 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Hello from California’s high desert, and welcome back to the Dispatch! I am back from a few weeks off where I tried, mostly successfully, to check the news slightly less often than I normally do. I re...
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