Welcome to wildfire season, California. Today, six wildfires are burning throughout state, two which are here in Southern California. And they are, to say the least, more intense than usual for this time of year.
Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches in record numbers -- at a rate five times the norm. It has gotten so bad the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared an "unusual mortality event."
Tracy Hudak analyzes reports from the Ventura County Community Foundation and the "Local Arts Index" by national organization, Americans for the Arts. The research offers data measuring the health and vitality of the arts in Ventura County.
I do worry about the children. How do they see a bulletproof backpack? What do they think about a playground fenced off on the weekend? What does this look like to someone who still believes in Santa Claus?
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