New Program Helps Paradise Residents Rebuild With Wildfire Prepared Homes

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Homeowners In Paradise Rebuild With Wildlife Prepared Homes

A Paradise homeowner is one of the first to get her home fire proofed.  It's part of a program that helps residents who lost homes during the 2018 Camp Fire pay for safety improvements.
Reporter: Danielle Venton, KQED

Fire Trustee For PG&E Fund Steps Down

The trustee for a more than $13-billion-dollar fund set up to compensate Pacific Gas and Electric wildfire victims is stepping down.  Retired Judge John K. Trotter has overseen the "Fire Victim Trust" for the past two years, but next week he leaves the post.
Reporter:   Dan Brekke, KQED

Legislators Vote Against Plan To  Divest Public Pension Funds From Fossil Fuels

California’s public pension systems won’t have to divest their funds from fossil fuels anytime soon.  A bill that would have forced the funds to sell their oil and gas holdings by the end of the decade died in the state assembly this week.
Reporter: Tara Atrian, KCRW

LA City Council Deciding Whether Or Not To Lift Rental Moratorium 

Los Angeles renters may have to start paying back payments owed for rent during the pandemic now that the LA City Council is considering reversing measures that protected renters for the past two years.
Reporter:  David Wagner, KPCC

Drag Queens Spark Controversy and Protests At the Fresno Zoo

As the LGBTQ community continues to celebrate Pride Month here in California, an event that’s scheduled to feature drag queens at Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo has sparked controversy in the city. Opposing rallies were held near Fresno City Hall on Wednesday.

Post-Pandemic Catholic School Closure Impact Immigrant Community In LA 

The pandemic is having a brutal impact on many school closures, especially for Catholic schools. We take a look at what the closure of one Catholic School in L.A.’s Boyle Heights neighborhood means for an immigrant community.
Reporter: Robin Estrin, KCRW