As California faces yet another brutal wildfire season, solutions-oriented conversations have turned more frequently toward what, for some, may seem like a counterintuitive mitigation method: more fire.

Controlled or “prescribed” burning of land has long been recognized by Indigenous communities, ecologists, and land management professionals as a practice with numerous environmental benefits — including the strategic reduction of fuel that

In a case arising from a wrongful death action related to an automobile collision, the Ninth Circuit on Monday certified to the California Supreme Court a question about how long commercial insurance policies remain in effect under the state’s Motor Carriers of Property Permit Act.

Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain phrased the question in the court’s certification order as follows:
Under California’s