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As Cranston Fire burns a nervous wait for Idyllwild Arts Academy — then some good news

| As the Cranston Fire continues to burn in Riverside County, summer campers await word of when they can return to the Idyllwild Arts campus up among the San Jacinto Mountains. 

Firefighters in Idyllwild are facing a burn decades overdue

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Police have charged a man suspected of starting the forest fire. But one fire expert says the real culprit is more than a century of unburned vegetation.

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SoCal Edison opens new facility for wildfire prevention

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Edison installed new weather stations across the county and a new Situational Awareness Center to help stop wildfires before they start.

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To save the forest, Gov. Brown wants to burn more trees

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The order calls for accelerating forest management procedures such as cutting back dense stands of trees and setting controlled fires to burn out thick brush.

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Do wildfires affect chicken eggs? UC Davis researchers want to find out

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Researchers want to study backyard chicken eggs from fire burn areas, including where the Thomas, Creek, La Tuna fires burned late last year.

After the Thomas Fire, a fight over power line repairs

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Attorneys representing fire victims say repairing damaged poles and lines could remove evidence of the fire's cause. SoCal Edison says it wants to restore power.

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Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving Montecito

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Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the posh Santa Barbara community running.

Thomas Fire locals started donating to this Ojai store. They haven't stopped

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Neighbors didn't wait for government aid to start arriving in Upper Ojai. Their ad-hoc relief operation in a corner store parking lot is now a community hub.

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