Photo: Flames spread in a valley from a Santa Ana wind-driven brush fire called the Thomas Fire near Ventura, California, December 5, 2017. (Gene Blevins/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Three major fires are burning in Southern California. In Ventura, the Thomas Fire has burned more than 45,000 acres and forced 27,000 to evacuate. We hear personal stories from two vulnerable Ventura County residents.
Northern Ventura resident Jack Comeau
Evacuated residents seeking food and shelter
Photos by Kathryn Barnes
The Creek fire is burning around Sylmar, at the upper end of the San Fernando Valley, where the 5, 405 and 210 freeways all meet. And a wildfire in San Bernardino has led to injuries and triggered evacuations. KCRW’s Benjamin Gottlieb is keeping track of all this.
Parents picking up their children at Olive Vista Middle School
All photos by Benjamin Gottlieb
David Boies is representing a former boyfriend of author Emma Cline in a plagiarism suit. The tactics Boies used against her are reminiscent of the tactics he used when representing Harvey Weinstein -- threatening to reveal Cline’s previous sexual history and nude selfies.
Don Was has produced records for major musicians such as the Stones, Bob Dylan, the B-52s, John Mayer. He also leads one of the most famous boutique jazz labels in the world: Blue Note. He was inspired by jazz as a teenager.
Don Was is president of Blue Note Records. Photo by Gabi Porter.
Don Was, Blue Note Record
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