Ozzie Zinner, left, and his brothers Reuben, 12, and Frank, 10, wear dust masks as they walk in Montclair Village in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Schools closed due to pollution from the Camp Fire in Paradise. Photo by Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group

In summary

California waits for rain, Camp Fire is worst disaster since Loma Prieta, a GOP consultant is blunt about California’s blue wave, Thurmond beats Tuck, mayors call for redevelopment, and an impending water deal.

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