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John Myers

John Myers joined the Los Angeles Times as Sacramento bureau chief in 2015 after more than two decades in radio and televisionnews, much of that as an award-winning reportercovering statehouse policy and politics. During a decade of work for San Francisco's NPR affiliate, his unique online projects included everything from one of Sacramento's original politicsblogs to California’s first politics podcast. He also served as the moderator of gubernatorial debates in 2014 and 2010. Often cited by state and national news organizations as one of Sacramento's top journalists, he's a graduate of Duke University and the University of California, Berkeley.
California lawmakers told money and cooperation are the keys to reducing wildfire risk

A variety of fire and forestry officials told California lawmakers on Tuesday that any new statewide strategy to lessen the risk of deadly wildfires depends on reducing the available timber and brush that provide fuel to the blazes.

GOP lawmaker proposes California utility companies pay into a new state fund to defray wildfire costs

With negotiations intensifying over how California’s electric utility companies pay the costs associated with wildfires, a prominent Republican lawmaker says the utilities should pay into a new multi-billion dollar fund that would help mitigate those expenses. The proposal backed by Assemblyman C...

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