The Woolsey and Hill fires in Ventura and L.A. Counties have burned 14,000 acres combined. We have the latest details. Plus, what to do if you're in a car and there's fire on the road. And, what President Trump's proclamation means for Central American asylum seekers.
Malibu and Calabasas Fire Check-in
Roughly 75,000 people have been evacuated across communities in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks and now Malibu, which was ordered to evacuate at 6:45 Friday morning.
- Matt Meyerhoff, media information officer for the city of Malibu
- Caleigh Wells, KPCC Reporter
State of Affairs
Governor-elect Gavin Newsom gets no time for a victory lap, as a shooting and a fire rock California in the same week. We'll look at how he's responding. Meanwhile, the results of several California races are still unclear this morning, as millions of ballots remain uncounted.
- Marisa Lagos, political reporter at KQED.
- Zach Courser, visiting professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College
President Trump asylum proclamation
President Trump signed a proclamation this morning to block asylum seekers who cross the border illegally between ports of entry. The administration had announced new rules Thursday that officials said would expand the president's authority to deny asylum to those who don't come through a port of entry to present themselves. The president's ban is expected to take effect Saturday and last 90 days, or until the U.S. reaches an agreement with Mexico to turn back asylum seekers who travel through that country. Many asylum seekers showing up at the border are Central American families who've fled violence in their home countries. But there are still questions about what this means and how it would work.
- Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC immigration reporter
Agoura Hills evacuation
One of the communities affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires is Agoura Hills. We check in with a resident who was forced to evacuate Thursday night.
- Deborah Klein Lopez, city councilperson-elect
What to do in a car if fire is approaching
A lot of people have seen the video of a person driving through a wildfire. But how realistic is it it to outrun a fire in your car? And what should you do if you evacuate a wildfire only to run into flames unexpectedly?
- Siara Lund, California Highway Patrol public information officer
And here's some more information on how to prepare for a fire evacuation from the LA Fire Department:
Opening weekend of Cal Lutheran play about Columbine shooting cancelled
It was College Country night at the Borderline bar and grill in Thousand Oaks, when a shooter killed 12 people. The bar was popular with students at Pepperdine and California Lutheran universities. Students at Cal Lutheran had been working on a play called Columbinus, which tells the story of the Columbine High School shooting. That production was meant to open last night, but given recent events, the first weekend of shows has now been cancelled. And there has been a lot of talk among the cast about whether the show should go on.
- Brett Elliott, director of Columbinus, and a theater teacher at Cal Lutheran