Fire Safety and Mobile Homes
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People in mobile-home parks have complained for years they are second-class citizens unprotected by the same codes and regulations as other residents of California. After the loss of hundreds of mobile homes this week, officials from the Governor on down are promising to find out what needs to be done and what authority they have to do it. On Reporter's Notebook, has the Governor's Global Climate Summit produced concrete results?
Banner image: The ruins of nearly 500 homes destroyed at the Oakridge mobile home park as the Sylmar Fire continues burning in the distant mountains on November 16, 2008. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images
Fire Safety and Mobile Homes ()
People in mobile home parks have complained for years they are second-class citizens unprotected by the same codes and regulations as other residents of California. Governor Schwarzenegger told a news conference this week he wants to learn why mobile homes "were like matches and caught fire one after the other." The LA Board of Supervisors wants the County Fire Department to tell them what authority they have to set safety standards for mobile homes. We hear from a mobile home owner, a state regulator and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
Governor Schwarzenegger Hosts Global Climate Conference ()
For the past two days, hundreds of people from all over the world have been in Los Angeles for Governor Schwarzenegger's Global Climate Summit. He and his aides said they wanted to showcase of what's already being done about global warming and lay the foundation for a new international climate treaty. Mary Nichols chairs the California Air Resources Board.
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