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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis W. Goff


  More than 80 lives have been lost in multiple fires blazing around California. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes and hundreds of square miles have been scorched.

How are firefighters battling California's deadly fires?

Nov 13, 2018
Photo by Joshua Stevens / NASA Earth Observatory

On this special segment of Your Call, we get an update from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on the deadly and destructive wildfires in California that have so far claimed 42 lives and forced more than 250,000 people to flee their homes. 

Meet the inmates fighting California’s wildfires

Oct 16, 2017
Ninna Gaensler-Debs

 

Hear from two of the approximately 4000 incarcerated men and women currently deployed fighting California’s wildfires.

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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Shit Storm: Why won't SF stop flooding homes with sewage? // SF Weekly

"San Francisco's sewers have a flooding problem. The city knows it. The residents who deal with it know it. But there's no indication that one of the richest cities in America is doing anything to stop an inevitable flood of shit from pouring into the homes and businesses of certain residents.