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California Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Wildfires

California Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Wildfires

BY JACK PHILLIPS California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday declared a state of emergency in five counties due to the danger posed by three wildfires that are burning in the state, prompting evacuations. Newsom said in a statement that tens of thousands of acres have already been burned by three wildfires. They are the Creek Fire, El Dorado Fire, […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from Aug. 14 and continuing.  The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties.  Assistance can include grants for temporary […]

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Santa Cruz Island

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Santa Cruz Island

By Donna Hendricks I recently went to one of our nation’s treasures, Santa Cruz Island. It’s an hour’s boat ride with Island Packers, but it seems like a world away. There is so much to do there; lots of hiking trails, unique plants, animals and sea caves, just to name a very few. My favorite […]

Southland kayakers score in NoCal surfing contest

Southland kayakers score in NoCal surfing contest

By Mark Sanders, California Kayak Friends Production Plastic Open 1. Sean Morley Fairfax; 2. Shawn Hartje San Rafael; 3. Jack Brisley San Pedro; 4. Daniel Wells Santa Cruz Kayak Intermediate Open  1. Rick Wright, Bend, Ore.; 2. Mark Sanders, Costa Mesa; 3. Robert Frisbee, Oswego, Ore.; 4. Shelly Palmer, Carolina Beach, N.C.  . I don’t […]