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Paige St. John

Paige St. John covers criminal justice and investigative stories for the Los Angeles Times from Sacramento. She won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2011. She hails most recently from Florida, where she covered state politics, disasters and property insurance.
Paradise narrowed its main road by two lanes despite warnings of gridlock during a major wildfire

After a fast-moving fire swept into town a decade ago, burning more than 200 homes and trapping thousands of fleeing residents on gridlocked mountain roads, a grand jury called on officials to improve evacuation routes.But six years later, the city decided to narrow a portion of the main road thr...

Paradise narrowed its main road by two lanes despite warnings of gridlock during a major wildfire

After a fast-moving fire swept into Paradise a decade ago, burning more than 200 homes and trapping thousands of fleeing residents on gridlocked mountain roads, a grand jury called on officials to improve evacuation routes. But six years later, the city decided to narrow a portion of the main road.

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