Are these affecting you at all? I saw in the headlines that they are getting close to Santa Barbara... Stay safe, my friend!
Thank you for checking in on me and thank you for your good wishes, Boris. Ash has been collecting on the sidewalks here for about a week now. Breathing outside has been quite uncomfortable without a small-particle dust mask. Etcetera. Fall quarter finals were cancelled because the administration had to allow the students to get away from these conditions. I have been staying here, though, since my lab is my home at this time in my life.