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Joseph Serna

Joseph Serna is a Metro reporter who has been with the Los Angeles Times since 2012. He previously worked for papers in Orange County and Signal Hill, a 2.2-square-mile city surrounded by Long Beach. He was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack and is a graduate of California’s community college and Cal State systems.
A $15-billion mystery: Who's to blame for California's most destructive fire?

By the time it was fully contained, the 2017 Tubbs fire was the most destructive in California history, killing 22 people and destroying more than 5,000 homes.

To reduce wildfires, Edison seeks $582 million from ratepayers for improvements

In a sweeping effort to reduce the wildfire risk from electric power lines, Southern California Edison wants to spend $500 million for a series of fire-prevention improvements to its grid that would likely mean higher bills for ratepayers.

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