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Anna M. Phillips

Anna M. Phillips covers K-12 education in Los Angeles. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, she wrote about crime and courts for the Tampa Bay Times. She previously covered the New York City public school system for the New York Times and Chalkbeat New York. She grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and graduated from Columbia University.
Despite fire after fire, Paradise continued to boom — until California's worst wildfire hit

Paradise boomed over the last four decades as a popular retirement spot even though fires destroyed homes every few years. The influx set up the Sierra Ridge town for tragedy as residents became trapped in gridlocked traffic as the deadly Camp fire barreled toward them.

Paradise fire becomes one of California’s worst: 6,700 structures lost; at least nine dead

At least five people have been found dead in the town of Paradise in Northern California after the Camp fire raged through communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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