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In Northern California 13 fires have broken out in 72 hours. Homes and other structures have been destroyed, and evacuations are widespread. It’s hot, it’s windy and four firefighters, including a veteran captain, have been hospitalized with burns. On Reporter’s Notebook, California’s latest tourist attraction: same-sex marriage.

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Producers:
Karen Radziner
Frances Anderton
Christian Bordal
Katie Cooper
Sonya Geis
Dan Konecky
Gary Scott

Reporter's Notebook Same-Sex Wedding Season about to Begin 6 MIN, 20 SEC

Starting next Tuesday, same sex couples will be allowed to marry in California - although both Kern and Butte Counties will stop performing marriages altogether, claiming they’ll be too expensive. There’s expected to be a run on clerks and recorders which could mean big money for local economies.

Guests:
Brad Sears, Executive Director, UCLA's Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Policy

Main Topic Warm and Dry Spring Fans the Flames 17 MIN, 35 SEC

It’s early Spring, but Governor Schwarzenegger has already declared a drought in California. Dry conditions plus high temperatures plus high wind constitute the formula for brush fires raging out of control, and that’s what’s happening in Northern California

Guests:
Cindy Molchany, Manager of the tasting room at Bonny Doon Vineyard
Jordan Robertson, Associated press writer in the Silicon Valley area
Daniel Berlant, Cal Fire (@CALFIRE_PIO)
Tony Manolatos, Staff Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune

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