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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.
These ashes have a story to tell: Building assessment teams examine the devastation of the Camp fire

More than 12,000 buildings were destroyed in the 146,000-acre Camp fire, with at least 9,700 of those being single-family homes. Assessment teams are trying to determine why some buildings burned and others didn't.

Federal government needs more authority to properly manage nation's forests, Trump Cabinet members say

Federal agencies need more authority to choose how and where to cut down trees, remove dying vegetation and ignite prescribed burns if communities in the wildland urban interface want to avoid another catastrophic disaster like Paradise, two of President Trump’s cabinet secretaries said Tue

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