We look at an art project that launches Friday on an empty lot on Roosevelt Row. Handmade blankets will cover the lot, then be given to homeless agencies in the Valley.
Judge to consider claims against cousins who started Wallow Fire
A judge in
Caleb and David Malboeuf pleaded guilty to accidentally starting the Wallow Fire in May 2011 by abandoning their campfire. The fire burned half a million acres in
The Malboeufs received community service as part of their sentence, and the two cousins could also be on the hook for up to $3.5 million.
The prosecution and defense have agreed on $3 million in damage claims, and a U.S. Magistrate in
The fire cost nearly $80 million to put out. The U.S. Forest Service has agreed not to seek repayment for that money, but it could launch a civil action against the Malboeufs.