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Camp fire check-in, new child poverty report, new LA Times food critics




Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold has picked L.A.'s top 101 restaurants in order, published on Thursday.
Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold has picked L.A.'s top 101 restaurants in order, published on Thursday.
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We get updates on the after effects of the Camp and Woolsey fires. Plus, a California task force has issued a new report that says child poverty in the state could be eliminated in just three years. And, meet the L.A. Times' new food critics.

Camp Fire Check-in

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Over 12-thousand structures have been destroyed in the fire. At least 76 people have died, making it the deadliest fire in modern history. 

Trump in CA Check-in

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President Trump was in California this weekend. He toured areas affected by the deadly Camp Fire up north and the Woolsey fire in Malibu.  

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Child Poverty Report

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California is one of the richest states in the nation. But in the shadow of all that wealth, hundreds of thousands of Californians live in poverty. A new state task force has a new report aimed at helping poor children.

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California's child poverty rate is much higher than the national rate when accounting for the cost of living.
California's child poverty rate is much higher than the national rate when accounting for the cost of living.
California Budget and Policy Center

Malibu Mayor

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As of this morning, the Woolsey Fire is 94 percent contained. Full containment is expected Thursday. Almost 97,000 acres have burned and 1500 structures have been destroyed. One of the hardest hit areas was the seaside community of Malibu. Last week, mandatory evacuations were ordered for the entire city — and the Santa Monica Mountains. But by this afternoon, most residents will be allowed back in to assess the damage. We check in to see how the community is doing.

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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Firefighters battle a blaze at the Salvation Army Camp on November 10, 2018 in Malibu, California. The Woolsey fire has burned over 70,000 acres and has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu as it continues grow.  (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Firefighters battle a blaze at the Salvation Army Camp on November 10, 2018 in Malibu, California. The Woolsey fire has burned over 70,000 acres and has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu as it continues grow. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

What’s Next Fires

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The Woolsey fire has destroyed more than 400 structures in Southern California, including several homes in Malibu. As evacuation orders are lifted, many are returning to find that there is little left. So what do you do after a disaster if you lost your home? Karen York lost hers in 1993 and wrote about it in the Malibu Times

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On the Lot

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Cicely Tyson and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy are among the people who will be receiving honorary Oscars at the event, which is popular as a campaign tour stop for Oscar contenders. Plus, the Academy's plans to scale back the red carpet and why the new "Fantastic Beasts" film didn't perform so hot.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bYBOVWLNIs

New LA Times Food Critics

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For more than 30 years, L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold helped Angelenos learn more about themselves through food. So when the 57-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner died in July, many wondered who could possibly fill his shoes. Last week, we got an answer. The L.A. Times named two new food critics.

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