California Update for Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jul 25, 2018

Berkeley firefighter Matt George picks through the ash of a Santa Rosa neighborhood looking for smoldering materials Oct. 12, 2017. "It's unbelievable, the destruction," he says.
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• As wildfires increasingly scorch California year after year, state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown are debating who should be liable for the billions of dollars of damages.

 

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• The California State Auditor's new report says 86 cases reached the point where investigations were necessary. Of those, it gave seven examples of extreme abuse by state employees.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Randol White.