The station fire is still burning but, barring flares-ups, it'll be contained in a week. We hear about what's left of the Angeles National Forest and what nearby residents can expect in the months to come from flooding and mud slides. Meantime, Mayor Villaraigosa has a new gang czar, and a fire truck falls into a sink-hole in the San Fernando Valley. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Congress is back after the August recess, faced with the same problems it failed to address in July. We hear about healthcare, global warming, finance reform — partisan Republicans and divided Democrats.
Banner image: Beth Halaas searches for items to salvage in the remnants of her family cabin destroyed by the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images