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A firefighter looks over a flaming canyon, June 17, 2016 at the Sherpa Fire near Santa Barbara,California.
A fire in the Los Padres National Forest had expanded to two square miles (five square kilometers) by Thursday, making it the "largest since 2009" in the area, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Information Center told AFP.  / AFP / DAVID MCNEW        (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)
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A firefighter looks over a flaming canyon, June 17, 2016 at the Sherpa Fire near Santa Barbara,California. A fire in the Los Padres National Forest had expanded to two square miles (five square kilometers) by Thursday, making it the "largest since 2009" in the area, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Information Center told AFP. / AFP / DAVID MCNEW (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)

The Thomas Fire spreads to Santa Barbara County, LA Angels beat out other Major League Baseball teams to sign Japan's hottest pitcher-hitter, the Golden Globes nominees are out

Thomas Curwen for the LA Times recently wrote about how the wildfires disrupt the illusion of Southern California as a place of nonstop idyllic living.
Emily Cocks lost her home to the Atlas Fire in October. Two months later, she has advice for Southern Californians facing the same ordeal. One thing she notes: "You have to allow yourself to mourn, because I do think it is a mourning process."
Dealing with the loss of a home is heartbreaking enough, but for homeowners who are already struggling, there's another complication: navigating their fire insurance policies.
The Angels have signed a player that is arguably the top international professional prospect. One Angels reporter explains how the team landed him.
If you're still reeling from the Dodgers coming up short in the World Series, basking in their memorabilia in the "60 years in LA" exhibit could cheer you up.
David never felt at home being the outcast in Kansas. But amid all the weirdos in Southern California, he felt normal.
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