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California Is on Fire and Choking Out Its Most Vulnerable

As California wildfires send smoke all over the United States, activists scramble to help vulnerable populations

“Redwoods is the founder of Mask Oakland, a group that collects and distributes masks primarily to Oakland’s houseless population, which is disproportionately Black, and other housed people of color. They started the group in 2017, when blazes were burning throughout Wine Country and the smoke from those fires drifted into the rest of the San…




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