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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Lilac Fire Ravaged San Diego's North County A Year Ago

Dec. 7
By Erik Anderson

North San Diego County endured a December Santa Ana wind event that fueled a wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes last year.

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Community Devastated By Lilac Fire Nearly Back To Normal One Year Later

Dec. 7
By Matt Hoffman

The Lilac Fire destroyed more than 70 mobile homes at the Rancho Monserate Country Club in Fallbrook. One year later, all the ruble is cleared and nearly all the homes have been replaced.

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Residents Head Back Into California Town Leveled By Wildfire

Dec. 5
By Associated Press

Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a catastrophic wildfire nearly a month ago were finally allowed to return home Wednesday to sift through the charred remains in search of precious family heirlooms, photos and other possessions that may have survived.

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Roundtable: Uncertainty For Asylum Seekers

Nov. 30
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Tijuana struggles with an influx of asylum seekers, SDG&E continues its legal fight to pass 2007 wildfire costs to ratepayers, and older homeowners targeted by high-pressure sales and loans.

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Zinke Says Northern California Fire Costs Likely In Billions

Nov. 27
By Associated Press

Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday as he returned to the town of Paradise, saying he has never witnessed such devastation.

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Rain Hinders Search But Helps Nearly Put Out Northern California Fire

Nov. 23
Associated Press

More than 560 people are still missing after the deadly fire first hit Northern California.

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Roundtable: California And Climate Change

Nov. 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The current impacts of climate change, how local communities are adapting, and California's emerging leadership on the issue.

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Death Toll From N. California Wildfire Now 84

Nov. 23
By Associated Press

Authorities said there has been one more fatality in the Camp wildfire, bringing the death toll from it to 84.

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Wildfire Fatalities Spark Fears About Recent Land Use Decisions In San Diego

Nov. 20
By Alison St John

The death toll in the California wildfires this year has fanned the flame of fears about new housing developments being approved in San Diego’s unincorporated areas.

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In Smoldering Wildfire Ruins, Life Goes On For A Hardy Few

Nov. 19
By Associated Press

Flames leveled the town of Paradise, which is about 140 miles north of San Francisco, and much of the surrounding area, killing at least 77 people and destroying more than 10,500 homes.

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Officials Try To Account For Hundreds Missing In Fire's Wake

Nov. 16
By Associated Press

With 63 people confirmed dead in the Northern California wildfire, authorities Friday tried to winnow down a slapped-together list of the missing more than 600 names long, hoping many of them got out safely in the chaos over a week ago.

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Roundtable: California’s Deadly Wildfires

Nov. 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Major wildfires burn across California, new asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana and SDSU begins the work of redeveloping the Mission Valley stadium site.

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Local Hospital Sending Medical Response Team To The Camp Fire

Nov. 15
By Matt Hoffman

More than 5,000 firefighters are trying to put out the Camp Fire. California’s Emergency Medical Services Authority, which is in charge of coordinating disaster medical response, is asking for some help, and Scripps Health is responding.

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Utility Asked Last Month To Hike Bills Over California Fires

Nov. 15
By Associated Press

A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation its equipment may have sparked a deadly Northern California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers' monthly bills to harden its system against wildfires and deliver a sizable increase in profits to shareholders.

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Guard Troops Search For More Dead In Aftermath Of Wildfire

Nov. 14
By Associated Press

With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames.

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