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Santiago Canyon Fire Moving Towards Riverside

From the Orange County Register Fire Central FIRE GROWS, CONTAINMENT SHRINKS Santiago Fire grew to 22,000 acres Wednesday night, while containment of the flames shrank from 50 percent to 30 percent. Fire officials blame the difficult terrain. By GWENDOLYN DRISCOLL, ERIKA CHAVEZ and SARAH TULLY The Orange County Register Shifting winds, hot weather and dry…

Santiago Fire UPDATE

Here’s the latest news on the Santiago Fire. As of today, the fire is 50% contained. However some 2,000 homes are still evacuated in the canyons, as the fire still poses a grave threat. Still, there is some good news to report. Flames swept into the Hamilton Oaks gated community in Trabuco Canyon earlier today.…

Your thoughts on the fires… an open thread

What are your observations from around OC? Looking for anyone? Checking in on the status of different neighborhoods? Where are you finding the best OC-specific coverage on the internet? How can the rest of us help? Can this be prevented in the future? H/T to Rebel Girl over at Dissent the Blog for this Joan…

Santiago Fire & Camp Pendleton Fires UPDATE

Here’s the latest on the Santiago Fire from ABC 7/Los Angeles and The Register So far, some 19,200 acres have been scorched by the Santiago Fire, and at least 10 homes in Modjeska Canyon have been destroyed. However, residents may be allowed to return to Modjeska soon, once the threat is gone. Mandatory evacuations are…

Thank Santiago Fire First-Responders

Make a couple of phone calls. The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently decided to waste taxpayer dollars on a frivolous lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of pension benefits granted to first-responders across the state. Public Safety employees in California are universally granted pension benefits called 3% at 50. Orange County Second District Supervisor John Moorlach…