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Governor Newsom Vastly Overstated Wildfire Prevention Efforts Before Record-Breaking 2020 Fire Seaso

Governor Newsom Misled the Public About Wildfire Prevention Efforts

Governor Gavin Newsom has long touted year-round wildfire prevention efforts in the state since he took office.  But an investigation by CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom has found that the governor overstated, by an astounding 690%, the number of acres treated with fuel breaks and prescribed burns in forestry projects aimed at protecting the state’s most vulnerable communities.Guest: Scott Rodd, CapRadio

L.A. County, San Francisco Extend Local Eviction Moratoriums

While state lawmakers are wrangling with whether to extend a statewide eviction moratorium that was put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of superviors in both Los Angeles County and San Francisco have extended their local orders. The statewide moratorium expires on June 30.

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