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California Gov. Urges Residents to Flee as Wildfires Become Some of Largest in State History

California Gov. Urges Residents to Flee as Wildfires Become Some of Largest in State History

BY REUTERS Hundreds of wildfires burning across Central and Northern California that have already killed six people more than doubled in size on Friday, becoming some of the largest in state history and threatening small towns in the path of the flames. The conflagrations, which broke out over the last week, have blackened an area larger than the […]

Trump Roasts Californian Government on Wildfires: ‘Clean Your Floors’

Trump Roasts Californian Government on Wildfires: ‘Clean Your Floors’

Politics: BY ALAN MCDONNELL Fuel load, forest debris causing fires, Trump says, but officials ‘just don’t want to listen’ As over 370 active wildfires raged across California and authorities reported at least six fatalities, President Donald Trump criticized Californian officials for failing to take action to reduce fuel loads across the state. “I see again the forest fires […]

American Lung Association Warns of Dangerous Health Effects from Wildfires, Extreme Heat and Rolling Blackouts throughout California

American Lung Association Warns of Dangerous Health Effects from Wildfires, Extreme Heat and Rolling Blackouts throughout California

Extreme caution should be taken by all with respiratory vulnerabilities SAN FRANCISCO (AUGUST 18, 2020) – Massive wildfires in Northern and Southern California combined with continuing excessive heat warnings and rolling power blackouts all present serious lung health concerns for those in or near affected areas. Fires including the Hennessey, Wallbridge and Meyers fires in […]

Rethinking Natural Disasters After COVID-19: Building Local Resilience to Earthquakes, Mudslides and Wildfires

Rethinking Natural Disasters After COVID-19: Building Local Resilience to Earthquakes, Mudslides and Wildfires

Hello Community Leaders: Please consider attending and kindly forward this emergency preparedness training to your networks.  Monday, August 17, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Register Online: https://www.ca-ilg.org/rethinkingdisaster Our community’s risk from natural disasters continues to increase despite COVID. When homes, businesses, and infrastructure is destroyed, our very society is at risk of wide-scale shutdown. In […]

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 […]

Long-Term Solutions for California Wildfire Prevention

Long-Term Solutions for California Wildfire Prevention

    By Edward Ring Nobody knew how the fire started. It took hold in the dry chaparral and grasslands and quickly spread up the sides of the canyon. Propelled by winds gusting over 40 miles per hour and extremely dry air (humidity below 25 percent), the fire spread over the ridge and into the town […]

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 […]

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom railed against the state’s public utility company for blacking out large portions of the state, but some experts say regulators are partially to blame. Regulators in the state are too preoccupied with solar panels, climate change and keeping customers’ rates low to update old transmission lines that […]

Gov. Gavin Newsom Took Big Dollar Donations From The California Public Utility Behind Rolling Blackouts

Gov. Gavin Newsom Took Big Dollar Donations From The California Public Utility Behind Rolling Blackouts

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom accepted big dollar donations in 2018 from the utility company now being vilified for shutting off large sections of the state’s electricity grid to avoid sparking wildfires. Newsom and his allies took $208,400 from Pacific Gas and Electric during his run for governor before the public utility began controlled […]

American Lung Association Urges Residents Throughout California to Protect Their Lungs During Continued, Devastating Wildfires 

American Lung Association Urges Residents Throughout California to Protect Their Lungs During Continued, Devastating Wildfires 

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 28, 2019) – As fires continue to rage across California, the American Lung Association reminds those in, or within several hundred miles of affected areas, to follow all advice and directives given by local authorities and to follow these important tips on how best to protect families’ lungs throughout this dangerous […]