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Essential California: Helping the homeless fuels debate in Malibu

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Nov. 24, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Malibu asks whether helping homeless draws more homeless As Southern California struggles with a growing homeless problem, one flashpoint has emerged...

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  • Southern California gets brief rain but heat is on the way

    A weak cold front is bringing rain showers to parched Southern California but forecasters say there will be a quick turnabout as Santa Ana winds develop during the weekend, followed by possible record heat. The National Weather Service said Friday morning's precipitation would be short-lived, with...

  • Insured losses top $1 billion in Northern California fires

    Insured losses top $1 billion in Northern California fires

    Deadly wildfires in Northern California have caused over $1 billion in insured losses, according to California’s insurance commissioner. Preliminary loss figures released Thursday by State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones estimate total insured losses at $1.045 billion. The insurers — eight of...

  • Burned body found in Mt. Wilson area where firefighters still battle blaze

    Burned body found in Mt. Wilson area where firefighters still battle blaze

    A burned body was found in the Mt. Wilson area, but authorities could not yet confirm whether a fire still burning in the area was responsible for the death, officials said Thursday. The body of a male was found Wednesday south of the parking lot at Mt. Wilson, and authorities have not confirmed...

  • Firefighters continue to gain ground on deadly Northern California blazes

    Firefighters continue to gain ground on deadly Northern California blazes

    As more people returned to their homes in Northern California on Tuesday and officials continued the search for dozens of missing people, fire crews gained additional ground on the deadly blazes that have scorched more than 210,000 acres and killed at least 41. The four largest fires were all more...

  • Death toll rises in wine country as some return to devastated communities

    Death toll rises in wine country as some return to devastated communities

    Five days after the Tubbs fire forced the town of Calistoga to evacuate, Mark Skinner and his son Nick returned Monday to find their winery unharmed and their home intact. But it was hard to feel relief with plumes of smoke from still-burning wildfires blooming on the horizon and emergency personnel...

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