Fire Danger Higher Than Normal In Northern, Central California

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Fire Threat Above Average In Many Parts of California

California has entered the hottest and driest months of the year, and the Bay Area faces a treacherous fire season. According to the latest wildfire forecast, the potential for wildfire is above normal across Northern and Central California.
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED 

Los Angeles Renters Get Stronger Eviction Protections

As of July 1, millions of renters in Los Angeles received stronger protections against eviction.  The new rules will provide a stronger defense for many L.A. renters who’ve been vulnerable to eviction since April, when a last-minute change in state law temporarily revoked the county’s protections.
Reporter: David Wagner, KPCC 

Californians In Some Parts Of The State Face Abortion Access Issues

With the Supreme Court decision last month overturning Roe v. Wade, California has pegged itself as a sanctuary for abortion services. But in many parts of the state, including the Central Valley, those services are hard to come by.
Guest: Lauren Jennings, Reporter, Visalia Times-Delta

Support For Kids Who Lost Parents To COVID-19 Included In State Budget 

The state budget approved by Governor Gavin Newsom last week includes $100 million to help children whose parents died from COVID-19.  The HOPE for Children Act, will create savings accounts,  with $4,000 deposited for kids younger than 9 and $8,000 for those ages 10 to 17. 
Reporter: Maria Fernanda Bernal, KQED

Death Rate Spikes During Periods Of Smog And Heat 

It's July, which means the hottest and smoggiest days are ahead of us. And that dangerous mix of higher temperatures and air pollution in California also means a higher spike in deaths.
Reporter: Caleigh Wells, KCRW 

Los Angeles Launches Campaign Warning Public About Extreme Heat

Climate change is leading to more extreme weather conditions across California.  And during the summer months, extreme heat can be more than just an annoyance, it’s downright dangerous.  That's why the city of Los Angeles has launched a campaign to warn people about the dangers of extreme heat.
Reporter: Keith Mizuguchi, The California Report

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