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Today’s introduction comes from Jim Wilson, a Occasions photographer primarily based in the Bay Location.

Ben Hernandez stood, largely silent, watching a crew of cleanup workers using an excavator to choose up the pieces of what was as soon as his family’s four-bedroom home in Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood. Sometimes he raised his telephone to take a photo or record video of the scene exactly where the deadly Tubbs fire had burned.

On the morning of Oct. 9, he woke up early to the smell of smoke, looked outdoors, saw flames advancing toward his street and knew he had to get his wife and four youngsters out. Rapidly, they evacuated.

Now, the cleanup of the fire has begun. Crews wearing full face masks and white protective suits have began peeling away the debris left by the blaze which destroyed most of the houses in the tidy urban location, exactly where some streets bear coffee-themed names.

Excavator buckets can be observed in a number of locations scooping the ash, shells of appliances and other twisted metal into waiting dump trucks. Modest items like pieces of pottery or components of a Nativity scene left behind on a retaining wall are often all that’s left.

With the rainy season starting, the crews are cautious not to let the material wash into storm drains — they’re also careful to shield themselves from anything harmful that might be in the ash. They hope to clear every property in a day, but that depends on the amount that has to be removed.

Coffey Park is the initial neighborhood exactly where big-scale cleanup has begun, but other Santa Rosa neighborhoods won’t be far behind. Right here are a collection of pictures from the cleanup in Coffey Park.

California On-line

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Charles Manson, notorious for masterminding a series of Los Angeles-location murders in the 1960s, died of natural causes Sunday evening at a Kern County hospital, near the state prison he had been in for decades. [The New York Occasions]

• Following two females accused him of sexual misconduct, Jeffrey Tambor, the star of the Amazon series “Transparent,” said he would not return for the fifth season of the hit show. [The New York Occasions ]

• The Tehama County gunman built his own semiautomatic rifles, leading gun control advocates to get in touch with for a crackdown on kits that assist create “ghost guns.” [The San Francisco Chronicle]

• In Sunnyvale, a formerly functioning-class suburb, a home lately sold for $2.47 million. The only couple who had lived there had paid $25,000 for it —- about 1 % of what it sold for this year. [The Los Angeles Times]

• “I’m as shocked as everyone else is since I never witnessed it,” the State Senate leader, Kevin de León, mentioned of current reports that yet another senator and former housemate of his sexually harassed young female staff members. [The Los Angeles Occasions]

• As a youngster, Chad Braverman believed his father was component of the mafia. As a teenager, he learned the family organization was producing rubber penises. Now, they are the largest producer in a $15 billion market. [The New York Instances]

• Some shoppers and drivers for Instacart are arranging to strike Monday, calling it “no-delivery day” as they press for larger pay for massive orders and ask the organization to highlight tipping for consumers. [The San Francisco Chronicle]

• Anne Wojcicki, the founder of 23andMe, a mail-order genetics testing firm, says she’s produced peace with her ex-husband and makes her youngsters do their personal laundry on Fridays. [The New York Instances]

• Michael Showalter talks about creating “juicy” chaos and comedy in the TBS noir show “Search Celebration,” which has turn into a kind of cult hit. (Spoiler alert.) [The New York Instances]

• Following U.C.L.A. lost to rival U.S.C. in Saturday’s football game, the Bruins head coach Jim Mora was fired Sunday. [The Orange County Register]

Coming Up This Week

• Dress up like a turkey, hop into a potato sack or run the 5K or 10K in downtown Los Angeles for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, with all proceeds benefiting the Midnight Mission in Skid Row.

• The historic Mission Inn Hotel &amp Spa in Riverside will officially turn on the “Festival of Lights,” an in depth holiday display, with a ceremony and overall performance from Kenny Loggins on Friday.

• Saint Nick and his reindeer arrive in Capitola in a canoe on Saturday. Take your Christmas photo with what could be the only Surfing Santa.

• See quintessential L.A. on Sunday with the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which is celebrating its 85th year and welcoming Dr. Oz as the Grand Marshal.

And Finally …

We’re just beginning to cook for our elaborate Thanksgiving feast this week. But at Farm Sanctuary in Acton, the celebration happened weeks ago. For the final 3 decades, the farm and animal rescue organization has thrown a “Celebration for the Turkeys,” with the animals enjoying their own feast of pumpkin pie, cranberries and salad.

This year, the two-day event was so common that it sold out each in California and New York.

Gene Baur, the co-founder and president, stated he struggled for years with how to participate in the standard feast. “Thanksgiving can be a hard holiday for vegans and vegetarians, who believe it’s cruel to celebrate around the dead physique of an animal,” he mentioned. “This is a celebration exactly where the turkeys are the guests of honor, not the principal course.”

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