A super-brief update from yours truly due to some technical issues with my microphone over these last few days. Our photo for this episode is provided by Al Seib of the Los Angeles Times.

First up, this Saturday, March 4th, the LAPD and L.A. City Council Member Tim McOsker are hosting a Gun Buyback program at 544 North Avalon Blvd in the city of Wilmington. This event will take place from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM and is sponsored by a grant of $42,000 from L.A. County Board Supervisor Janice Hahn. L.A. residents are encouraged to turn in any weapon in their possession anonymously in exchange for gift-cards of $100 – $200, according to Council Member Tim McOsker at L.A. City Council’s meeting on Wednesday, March 1st.

Next up, we received our first Listener Report for the new J.T. Weather Report!

Here are the four easy steps to take when calling into the new hotline:

I. Choose an interesting nickname for yourself to keep your anonymity.

II. Tell me which side of The City (or County) you’re calling from.

III. Tell me how you’re liking the weather, or if you’ve seen anything interesting through it like a downed power line, fallen tree, a pack of opossums, etc.

IV. Keep it under a minute! This helps us tune in to more reports rather than less.

***And if you’d like to keep your number anonymous as well, did you know that pressing *67 before you dial a number keeps your number blocked? That’s right!

Submit your voicemail to the J.T. Weather Report at (213) 458-5042.

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