Fires Aftermath on Catalina Island and in Griffith Park
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The Catalina fire is not out yet, but tourists are coming back anyway. On the Catalina Island and in LA’s Griffith Park there’s debate about how to restore the beloved environments. Should natural ecosystems be rebuilt even if that means getting rid of tourist attractions? What’s the best way to avoid more fires in the future? On Reporter’s Notebook, tomorrow’s LA school board elections could make a big difference. Do voters care?
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Voters Go the Polls Tuesday in School Board Elections ()
Voters have told pollsters that LA’s most important local issue is education. But in the March School Board primaries, less than ten percent of those registered bothered to vote. Two seats are still undecided, and there’s a lot at stake in the final elections.
- Naush Boghossian: Education Reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News
Aftermath of the Fires ()
While the Griffith Park fire is barely out and the Catalina fire is still burning, there’s already debate about the best means for restoration. The Catalina fire won’t be completely contained until tomorrow but residents are back in their homes and visitors are being welcomed.
- Wayne Griffin: President and CEO of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce
- Tom LaBonge: City Council Member for the 4th district, @TomLaBonge
- Richard Halsey: Biologist and Director of the California Chaparral Institute
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