Updated at 11:21 a.m. on August 30, 2021
There are new evacuation orders and warnings regarding the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County. A zoning bill passed by California lawmakers allows for the development of two units on lots that have historically been for single-family homes. We learn how the expansion of food assistance eligibility will benefit college students across the state, and the toll food insecurity has on mental health and academic performance. Finally, we look back at the history of wildfires in the U.S. — which isn’t unique to the West.
- Capt. Keith Wade with Sacramento City Fire Department updates the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County, which has triggered new evacuation orders and warnings impacting areas including Meyers and South Lake Tahoe.
- CalMatters reporter Manuela Tobias breaks down a new zoning bill passed by California lawmakers, which allows for the development of two-units on lots that have historically been for single-family homes.
- Danielle Muñoz with Crisis Assistance & Resource Education Support (CARES) at Sacramento State University, explains the school’s federal food assistance program/food pantry, enrollment rates, and the application process.
- Assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco Suzanna Martinez discusses the prevalence of food insecurity among college students and how it’s related to poor mental health and lower academic performance.
- NPR Correspondent Nathan Rott reports on a forgotten history that should serve as a warning — wildfire isn’t unique to the West. The warming climate is increasing the risk of major wildfires across America. And more people are moving to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger.
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