“As thousands of Sonoma County residents drove south Saturday, away from the Kincade fire, a team of researchers headed north toward the flames. About a mile from the inferno, they stopped to set up their equipment.” Bloomberg: It’s Boom Times for These Daring Firefighter-Scientists.

+ “California’s on fire, unplugged and out of easy answers. So why don’t we…?” After a crazy week in California, an excellent Cal Matters feature provides answers to many questions that arose over candlelit (for illumination, not mood) dinners.