Angela George’s newborn Mateo takes a nap in her arms. Photo by Amita Sharma

In summary

After touring the Carr fire devastation in Redding, Assembly Republican leader Brian Dahle added urgency to his call to thin forests to prevent fires. He has an ally in Assemblyman Jim Wood, a Democrat whose district was devastated by fire last year.

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