Alisal Fire Continues to Grow, Threatens Homes

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Windy Conditions Spark Alisal Fire to Double in Size

The Alisal Fire has burned more than 13,000 acres in Santa Barbara County. That’s prompted evacuation orders in rural areas and forced the shut down of parts of Highway 101.
Reporter: Rachel Showalter, KCBX

Los Angeles Works to Clear Homeless Encampment  in MacArthur Park

Los Angeles continues its push to dismantle large homeless encampments in the city and move people into temporary shelters. It's already happened in the city's Echo Park and Venice neighborhoods.  Now, the unhoused who are living in a section of MacArthur Park west of downtown will be required to move by the end of this week.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, The California Report

Restrictions on Short-Term Rentals in Neighboring Cities Puts Additional Strain on Palm Springs

In the Coachella Valley, desert cities are passing laws restricting or banning short-term rentals. And that’s squeezing supply in the city of Palm Springs.
Reporter: Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW

Reparations Committee Discusses Inequality in Housing in California

California’s committee on reparations met again Tuesday to discuss housing and environmental inequities that have specifically disadvantaged African Americans. The committee looked at how reparations could be given in the form of direct payments and other methods to correct decades of racist policies and actions. 
Reporter: Sarah Mizes-Tan, CapRadio

Employment Development Department the Focus of Several New Laws

Among the more than 700 bills Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law are several that aim to fix problems at the state’s unemployment department. The changes come in the wake of a parade of problems  that jeopardized much needed help for jobless Californians.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, The California Report