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Roundtable: California’s Deadly Wildfires

Roundtable: California’s Deadly Wildfires


Tony Perry, former San Diego bureau chief, LA Times

Gary Robbins, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Priya Sridhar, reporter, KPBS News

Maya Srikrishnan, reporter, Voice of San Diego


Wildfires kill dozens in Northern, Southern California

California’s firefighting resources were stretched to the limit over the past week by a series of wildfires. The most serious was the Camp Fire, which devastated the town of Paradise in the Sierra foothills. Dozens of people were killed and thousands of structures were destroyed. In Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the Woolsey Fire destroyed homes in a region that was already reeling from a mass shooting.

RELATED: California’s Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest Wildfire In State History

New asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana

The U.S. military continued its presence at the San Ysidro border crossing this week. Some traffic lanes were closed and razor wire was laid to reinforce some sections of border fencing. In Tijuana, some members of a new group of asylum seekers from Central America have already arrived. They include several LGBTQ migrants who claim they felt unsafe traveling with the larger group.

RELATED: More Caravan Migrants Arrive In Tijuana, Brace For Long Stay

The road ahead for SDSU West

After a victory at the ballot box, San Diego State University must now deliver on the vision for an expanded campus that was sold to voters. Beyond building a new stadium in Mission Valley, the endeavor must draw in new investors and revenue streams to meet SDSU’s larger goal of becoming a top 50 research university.

RELATED: Mapping The Vote: Here’s A Breakdown Of How San Diegans Voted On SoccerCity And SDSU West

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