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California Cities Turn To Hired Hooves To Help Prevent Massive Wildfires

California Cities Turn To Hired Hooves To Help Prevent Massive Wildfires

By MEGAN MANATA California has gone through several difficult fire seasons in recent years. Now, some cities are investing in unconventional fire prevention methods, including goats. Anaheim, a city southeast of Los Angeles, has recently re-upped its contract with the company Environmental Land Management to keep goats grazing on city hillsides nearly year-round. The goats […]

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

By Debra Tash Residents of Ventura County recently experienced the effects of a Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).  It was the utility’s attempt to prevent wildfires caused by their equipment/grid failures in a high wind event.  Customers were left in the dark for days resulting in food spoilage, revenue loss with businesses […]

Ryan Zinke Lashes Out at Critics of Trump’s Plan to Mitigate Wildfires

Ryan Zinke Lashes Out at Critics of Trump’s Plan to Mitigate Wildfires

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter   Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke accused critics of the Trump administration’s position on forest management of being unscientific in their approach to mitigating future California wildfires. “People who claim forest management means clearcutting or largescale logging are either lying or just don’t know what they’re talking about,” Zinke wrote in […]

Santa Paula: Reminder to Clear Brush to Protect Your Family and Property

Santa Paula: Reminder to Clear Brush to Protect Your Family and Property

During the first week of May, Santa Paula Fire Department engine companies, will begin identifying properties in town that do not meet the brush clearance requirements. Properties not in compliance will receive a letter reminding them of the upcoming June 1 deadline. This year, engine companies will also identify vacant lots well within the city […]