Article Photos: Californians bring out gloves, hats for cold spell 8/12

Strong winds have created riples in the sand as the few visitors to the pier and beach at Santa Monica, Calif., battle the wind and frigid temperatures Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  Strawberry growers are covering their crops while San Diego zookeepers are turning on heaters for the chimpanzees as Southern California braces for a cold snap expected to drop temperatures to a six-year low.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)