Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Oct. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California:
The grim task of finding victims in the firestorms
Search-and-rescue teams used a drone, two trained sniffer dogs, poles, rakes, buckets and sifters to look for a 91-year-old Santa Rosa woman whose family had not been able to find her after a fire burned down her neighborhood. They spent two hours looking for her remains before they discovered...