No, this isn't Beijing. But it's for everyone who thinks that living in Los Angeles automatically means blue skies and sunshine and palm trees. This is downtown at around 6.30 this morning, en route to Alice's procedure at USC Keck (all went very well, I'm delighted/relieved to report) and is shockingly - well, what? Just June Gloom? June Gloom thickened with carbon monoxide? It certainly conveys my relief that California is leading the way in committing to the Paris agreement, even if this crazed President is happy to see our lungs and windpipes clogged with whatever particles are thickening this grey air.