I have friends of thirty years who lost their home in the recent Sonoma fire in northern California. Wild fires are terrifying and tragic.
In 1990, California population was 30 million and it is now 39 million. Virtually all of the population growth results from foreign immigration and their natural increase. The huge increase began in the mid- 80's and then surged after the IRCA amnesty in 1986.
There are too many people in California and not enough water. California does not need any more people and neither does the rest of our country.