Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Dec. 16. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:
Taking stock of fire season
The wine country fires that ravaged Northern California in October and the firestorm in Southern California this month have capped the most destructive year for fires in state history. The wine country fires have been far more destructive, killing 41 people and wiping out more than 10,000 homes. By...