Welcome to Paradise

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by Barry Hermanson In 1970, Joni Mitchell recorded the song, “Big Yellow Taxi.” “Don’t it always seem to go / That you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone. / They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.” This sign stood outside the popular Black Bear Diner in Paradise … until Nov. 8, when the Camp wildfire devoured it and nearly the entire town. – Photo: Scott Strazzante, SF Chronicle In 2018, the town of Paradise, and much more, burned to the ground. In California, large, devastating fires are being called the new normal. “The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a d...