How to Help Those Affected by SoCal Brush Fires
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  • Power lines are repaired along the Pacific Coast Highway amid the blackened and charred hills from the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on Nov. 15, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Woolsey Fire: Evacuation Orders Lifted for Parts of Malibu Colony Cove

    Evacuation orders were lifted for some parts of the Malibu Colony Cove neighborhood on Saturday and others were expected to be allowed back into the community at 2 p.m. Sunday. Check here to determine what properties remain under evacuation. But some people couldn’t wait any longer to return home. Around noon Sunday, Valerie and Edward Nalbentian walked north along the shoulder of Pacific Coast Highway near Zuma View Place in Malibu, heading to a home they said they knew had […]

  • Jeff Evans drives through Concow with a list of places to check on after the Camp Fire in November 2018. (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

    Man in Camp Fire Evacuation Zone Keeps Busy by Caring for Animals

    Jeff Evans steers his white Dodge Ram along a narrow dirt road, scanning the blackened trees and ashen ground for two skittish dogs. They come running when they hear the truck, and Evans offers them dog biscuits from the big red box of Milkbones he keeps on his floorboard. Good, he said giving them a pat. They’re doing OK. He can move along. Checking on the dogs is just one chore on Evans’ list. He’s one of a handful of […]

  • A graphic shows the transition of representation among Orange County congressional districts. (Credit: Priya Krishnakumar / Los Angeles Times)

    In Orange County, Democrats Complete Historic Sweep of 7 Congressional Seats

    Gil Cisneros defeated Republican Young Kim on Saturday in the last of Orange County’s undecided House races, giving Democrats a clean sweep of the state’s six most fiercely fought congressional contests and marking an epochal shift in a region long synonymous with political conservatism. With Cisneros’ victory, Democrats will constitute the entirety of Orange County’s seven-member congressional delegation, the first time since the 1930s that the birthplace of Richard Nixon, home of John Wayne and spiritual center of the Republican […]

  • Several homes are left in ruins by the Camp fire. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    PG&E Cancelled Planned Power Outage Just Before Camp Fire Ignited

    When strong autumn winds roared into Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. decided it was going to take an extreme action to prevent a repeat of last year’s firestorms that destroyed thousands of homes in Santa Rosa. On Oct. 14, the company cautiously shut off power to some 60,000 Sierra foothills and North Bay customers, hoping to prevent any downed power lines from sparking a fire. On Nov. 6, PG&E again began warning 70,000 customers — including those in […]

  • Donald Trump speaks with a firefighter as he tours an area destroyed by a wildfire in Malibu on Nov. 17, 2018. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Some Woolsey Fire Victims Feel Anger Toward Trump as He Tours Malibu

    As President Trump makes his second visit to California since taking office, to view the damage caused by the deadly Camp and Woolsey fires, those who were forced to flee questioned his motives Saturday. Carrie Armstrong, 57, of Topanga said she read the statement Trump posted on Twitter as the Woolsey fire in Malibu raged through the canyon and threatened her home. That tweet, posted a week ago, blamed the wildfires on poor forest management and misappropriation of funds. For […]

  • Alex Villanueva, the progressive candidate facing off with incumbent L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell in the race for the leading law enforcement position is seen speaking to audience members in this 2018 photo. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    Villanueva Declares Victory in L.A. County Sheriff’s Race as Vote Margin Against Incumbent McDonnell Grows

    Riding on the support of late-arriving ballots, Alex Villanueva fattened his lead over incumbent Jim McDonnell Friday in the election for Los Angeles County sheriff. In the latest vote tally by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Villanueva is now ahead by nearly 58,000 votes with nearly 423,000 ballots left to be counted, in a race that will be decided on provisional, conditional, miscellaneous and late absentee votes. Villanueva declared victory Friday evening based on an analysis of the vote […]

  • Donald Trump speaks to the media as he views damage from wildfires in Paradise, California on Nov. 17, 2018. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    #RakeAmericaGreatAgain: Twitter Users Respond to Trump’s Comments About Forest Management

    President Trump’s rhetoric on California’s wildfires has been a source of consternation for some. Last week, he was widely criticized for blaming the state’s deadly fires on poor forest management, an idea experts were quick to debunk. But during his visit to Paradise, Calif., on Saturday morning, Trump made similar comments about forest management. Addressing reporters after surveying what was left of the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park, Trump praised Finland, which he called “a forest nation” for […]

  • Firefighters battle flames at a burning apartment complex in Paradise, California, on Nov. 9, 2018, in the Camp Fire. (Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Future of California Utilities Could Be Reshaped by Recent Wildfires as Potential Liabilities Grow

    The worst fires in recorded California history promise to reshape the state’s utilities as Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison face billions of dollars in potential liabilities and growing calls to overhaul their systems to better prevent wildfires. Power suppliers in California have faced increasing financial pressure over the last decade as a series of deadly fires has been linked to system malfunctions, usually caused by powerful winds. But the November fires — which killed at least 71 […]

  • Megan Butler, holds her daughter Aurora, 2, after their home in the tiny community of Concow burned down in the Camp Fire in November 2018. (Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

    Camp Fire Victims in Tiny Community of Concow Hope They’re Not Forgotten

    It’s easy to drive right past Concow on Highway 70 here in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Some 700 or so people live on dirt and gravel roads that snake deep into a forest of pine. Many have been here for generations. There are artists and retirees, veterans, loggers and marijuana growers. There are people living off the grid and others who just couldn’t resist the fishing in scenic Concow Reservoir and the friendly, if far off, neighbors. The Camp fire […]