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  • Approaching storms raise threat of mudslides in California burn areas

    Approaching storms raise threat of mudslides in California burn areas

    A series of storms headed for Northern California threatened to wreak havoc in numerous wildfire burn areas across the region Wednesday, including the deadly Camp fire burn zone in Butte County. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch beginning at noon on Wednesday and running to...

  • Displaced by Woolsey fire, Malibu families gather for a meal and hugs

    Displaced by Woolsey fire, Malibu families gather for a meal and hugs

    Jacqueline and Juliette Laplante, 16-year-old twins, wanted to wait in the car. But their father, Leo, coaxed them into the Santa Monica High School cafeteria. “You need clothes,” he told them. “They have clothes.” The Laplantes were among about 400 people who took part in a Tuesday event called...

  • Today: Could This Border Mission Cross a Line?

    Today: Could This Border Mission Cross a Line?

    President Trump’s plan to give U.S. troops permission to use force to protect the Border Patrol is raising new questions. TOP STORIES Could This Border Mission Cross a Line? When President Trump ordered thousands of U.S. troops to the southern border before the election, critics decried it as a...

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

    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...

  • Rainy season brings mudslide danger to Southern California’s fire-ravaged neighborhoods

    Rainy season brings mudslide danger to Southern California’s fire-ravaged neighborhoods

    It didn’t take long for Don Fauntleroy’s relief to be overtaken by dread. After surviving the flames, his home is in danger again, this time from the rains. Like others across the 100,000-acre Woolsey fire burn area, the 65-year-old cinematographer has been rushing to fortify his Malibu property...

  • Essential California: When helicopters fall from the sky

    Essential California: When helicopters fall from the sky

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Nov. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Before we turn to the most destructive wildfire in California history, let’s talk helicopters. Specifically, the Robinson R44. Manufactured in Torrance,...

  • Today: Myth, Fear and the Reality of Fire

    Today: Myth, Fear and the Reality of Fire

    Fire experts have a message amid the tragedy: “We have to learn from this.” TOP STORIES Myth, Fear and the Reality of Fire Drawing lessons from tragedy is never easy. But experts say the devastation caused by the Camp fire in Northern California — 79 people dead, some 700 still missing, more than...

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