Have no idea how it happened, but my entire photo file got deleted yesterday. Mindboggling.
But yesterday, I also hiked up to Sunset Peak (4600ft above Pasadena and JPL), and just as I got to the summit, a high front was pushing out the low pressure, blowing all the clouds out of the San Gabriel range. Resulting in some favorable light for photos.
(And for a sunny Rose Parade today!)