(to wear gray or black)

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The doctor intubated my sister and said she may pass very shortly, <24 hours.
My brother is on the way to the hospital, and I urged him to tell her in case she could hear,
'Be sure to say hi to Jesus and Mom for all of us.'

I have been in the process of becoming her legal guardian, so I called the lawyer to say not to work on it anymore.
jesus-resurrection, nail hole, Bible series History Channel

They are hyper-paranoid, call me a criminal & suggest I am trying to trick them.
Dr Renfrew Geography SCC 109 12-9-14
SCC 109 Geography room window, LAHC Dr. Renfrew




Melanie Renfrew, 1-5-12 whale watch cruise#I’mNotMakingThisUp


santa ana wind notice 12-16-15

Disproportionate Santa Ana Wind-fanned fires in So. Cal., UC Berkeley study

starbucks-uncle-in-hong-kong-flood”Starbucks uncle’ captures Hong Kong hearts during flooding,’

Tomorrow, Fri. 10/21/16, L.A. County Natural History Museum, 9:30-1.
Sunday 10/23/16 3:30-6:30, Forrestal Canyon, meet at Ladera Linda Community Center sign by driveway.



Note:  The line between the blue and white is the “SHORE.”

If you hear on TV that weathercasters are calling our hot, dry weather “offshore flow,” it’s a near-100% sign that
1) they don’t really understand the weather outdoors,
2) have not looked up at the sky much to notice wind direction,
3) are terribly insecure,
& 4) are in it for the money.
Melanie Renfrew, 1-5-12 whale watch cruise

“Offshore Flow”

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sunset-royal-palms-beach-10-13-16-dr-renfrew1799 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, near the southern end of Western, by the recumbent fold.
WhitePointRoyalPalmsStateBeach Mar2005 Thanks to Bruce Perry CSULB Geology

Oscar (TM) winner Lupita Nyong'o is Harriet Mutesi, David Oyelowo is Robert Katende and Madina Nalwanga is Phiona Mutesi in Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. The film is directed by Mira Nair. “Oscar (TM) winner Lupita Nyong’o is Harriet Mutesi, David Oyelowo is Robert Katende and Madina Nalwanga is Phiona Mutesi in Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of (Katwe slum in) Uganda, whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. The film is directed by Mira Nair.”
I used to live with a Ugandan family in Nairobi, Kenya. I always wanted to go to Uganda (and Tanzania!); and this afternoon, I feel like I have via the movie. I want to ‘go back.’

I really love Africa.african-migrations-dr-m-renfrew-paintingscropped-3-savannas.jpg
Ekuwam and Lokomong'o

These are some of my paintings.
Sofia Lepuchirit's cousin in Wamba, Samburu

Backdrop seen in many MASH episodes, Santa Monica Mountains


From LAHC area, allow a little over an hour.
Take 110N to 405N to 10 West, which turns into Highway 1, PCH.  Drive to Malibu, and just past the city center, turn right on Malibu Canyon Road. To get to the trailhead: Take Malibu Canyon Road to the intersection with Mulholland Highway, 6.3 miles from the coast. Turn west (left) at the light on Mulhollad Highway and drive 0.15 mile to the trailhead on the left. There is street parking on the both sides of the road.

Grassland Trail trailhead address: 27000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Trailhead coordinates: 34.103394, -118.713806 (34° 06′ 12.21″N 118° 42′
49.70″W)Malibu Creek State Park map
Field trip will include a stop at Santa Monica Mountains Visitors’ Center at King Gillette Ranch on your way home, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302, to learn from  exhibits. Malibu Creek Visitors’ Center is open 12-4 weekends.

If you feel brave, you can swim in Century Lake; and if you feel extra-energetic, you can hike to the MASH filming site.Melanie Renfrew swimming, Century Lake MCSP, Earth Day field trip 2012

Most of my plants started as wee little guys, or rejects.


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“Great news! We received notification that LAHC has been awarded a $6 million Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM grant (science, technology, engineering, and math) from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant begins Oct. 1, 2016…The goal of the grant, ‘STEM STEP’ (Success, Transfer and Equity Program), is to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who attain degrees in STEM fields.”

(Word document) Burbank-NWS-100-degree-West-winds-9-26-16

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