Years of Preparation Help Save Some Communities From Caldor Fire

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Prep Work Helped Firefighters Save Homes in Path of Caldor Fire

While the Caldor Fire has destroyed more than a thousand buildings and continues to burn, communities around South Lake Tahoe mostly escaped the fire's destruction -- despite lying square in its path.  That's thanks to firefighters, but also years of work preparing the forest.
Reporter: Danielle Venton, KQED 

Warehouse Workers Get New Protections  to Fight Speed Quotas

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 701. It’s a bill that  requires warehouse operators to disclose more about the quotas and algorithms they use to squeeze more productivity out of workers, possibly creating more dangerous workplaces.
Reporter: Rachael Myrow, KQED

Two Men to Stand Trial in Kristin Smart Case

After a month and a half-long preliminary hearing, Paul and Ruben Flores will stand trial for crimes related to the disappearance and murder of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Kristin Smart, who went missing in 1996. Smart was never found and was declared legally dead in 2002.
 Reporter: Rachel Showalter, KCBX