Obama Signs California Disaster Declaration
The recent winter storms have brought mudslides and flooding to some areas of L.A. County and beyond. Now the feds are ponying up some funding. Today, Obama declared that a major disaster exists in California, ordering Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in six counties. Possibly related: L.A. County officials have been calling on the feds to repay money for damaged incurred by mudslides, which were beget from the massively large Station Fire. It was the U.S. Forest Service, after all, that didn't take the conflagration seriously until it was too late, they say.