Roy Gilbert

These Big Plans to Protect California Homes From Wildfire Fell Short in the Legislature

Efforts to retrofit homes against wildfires like this 2013 blaze in Southern California stalled in the state Legislature. After 86 people in the town of Paradise lost their lives in a massive wildfire last year, California lawmakers vowed to prepare the state for future infernos. But while millions of dollars are going toward new firefighting crews and technology, some say the state is overlooking an area in dire need of help: making homes and buildings safer. Several bills in the state Legislature were drafted […]

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