Fire Season Comes Early

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Southern California's received 5.14 inches of rain so far this year compared to the normal 14. It was just enough for grass to spring up, providing fuel for what could be an epic fire season. We hear what's in store and what it's like to fight fast-moving blazes on steep hills where the last resort is a portable tent compared to tin foil on a baking potato. Also, we talk with two reporters who traveled to China with Governor Brown, a politician who's aloof in Sacramento but turned into a glad-hander in the People's Republic. What will California have to show for the trip?

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, after releasing photographs from surveillance cameras, the FBI and local police made fast work of identifying and tracking down two suspects in last week's deadly attack on the Boston Marathon. Did social media help more than it hindered? Did mistakes by established news organizations create unnecessary confusion? Why did a million people have to stay indoors with only one wounded fugitive still at large?

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