In California: Trump visits NorCal amid fires; gyms and salons reopen in S.F.
CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideBiden and Trump battle over what caused the California wildfires, counties prepare for Tuesday’s review of coronavirus tiers, and “The Golden Girls” celebrate a coral anniversary.Winston Gieseke here, the philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs. Today, I’m actually writing to you from beautiful Idyllwild, where the current temperature is just right at 79 degrees.Before the news, a quick birthday shout-out to TV’s beloved “Golden Girls,” who turn 35 today. (The show, not the girls.) While the action took place in Miami, the groundbreaking sitcom, which ran for seven seasons, was filmed in Los Angeles and made its debut on Sept. 14, 1985.In California brings you top Golden State stories and commentary from across the USA TODAY Network and beyond. Get it free, straight to your inbox.Biden calls Trump ‘climate arsonist’As the fires continued to wreak havocacross western states, destroying entire communities and clouding the air, President Donald Trump visited the Northern California city of McClellan Park on Monday, home to the state’s Office of Emergency Services.The fires have burned 3.2 million acres, the L.A. Times reports — a record for a single year — and killed 24 people. Trump reviewed wildfire damage and continued his claims that California wildfires are the result