California Update for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

In this early morning Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 photo released by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, firefighters working on structure protection, keep a close eye on nearby flames atop Shepard Mesa Road in Carpinteria, Calif.
Credit Mark Eliason / Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

• Six large blazes are burning in Southern California, and Governor Jerry Brown announced this week that a year-round fire season is the new normal. CAL FIRE says residents will need to adapt.

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye in her downtown San Francisco offices at the courthouse earlier this year.
Credit David Butow / Los Angeles Times

• The head of California’s judicial system has endorsed a review of sexual harassment policies for judges and court staff, after widespread claims of misconduct across the nation.

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero and Ben Bradford.