Overwhelmed by a continuous barrage of wildfires, Cal Fire firefighters have grappled with mounting mental health problems. Now a new contract provides pay hikes, but delays for two years the shorter workweeks they wanted to relieve job-related stress.
Author Archives: Julie Cart
Julie Cart joined CalMatters as a projects and environment reporter in 2016 after a long career at the Los Angeles Times, where she held many positions: sportswriter, national correspondent and environment reporter. In 2009 she and colleague Bettina Boxall won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for their series on wildfires in the West.