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Documents obtained by The Press Democrat shed new light on the way county officials reacted to media scrutiny and public criticism of the decision not send more widespread emergency warnings, the most persistent controversy stemming from October's fires.

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Local filmmaker Steve Seager’s new documentary, ‘Urban Inferno,’ chronicles the first 12 hours of the Tubbs fire last October.
The children are presumed dead after one of their adoptive moms drove their SUV off a Mendocino cliff in March.
The October wildfires turned out to be the final blow for Video Droid, which fought off chain stores and Internet streaming services to entertain film buffs over 34 years.
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