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Willow, Big Sur

Willow, Willow Creek and Marble Peak Trail, southeast of Big Sur. Rapid rate of spread, structures threatened, threat to Tassajara Hot Springs, hikers in the area. Fire is in a remote location with difficult access. June 18, 2021 at 11:47 PM The Willow Fire started at 8:10pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021. The fire is […]

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Public health expert: ‘We need to go forward to a new type of normal’

Six months after the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use in the U.S., the country’s vaccination rate is nearing 50%, case rates have plummeted in most areas, and large states like New York and California have lifted the bulk of their public health restrictions. But the pandemic isn’t over yet. The SARS-CoV-2 virus still rages in many parts […]

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Park, Chico

Park, Upper Park Road and Bidwell Park, northeast of Chico. Unified Command: CAL FIRE/Butte Unit and City of Chico. June 18, 2021 at 4:15 PM Decrease in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Steep access making containment difficult The fire is in unified command with CAL FIRE and City of Chico. June 18, 2021 at […]

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Alabama, Lone Pine

Alabama, Whitney Portal Road and Hogback Road, northwest of Lone Pine. Lightning-caused fire. Campground evacuations and road closures in effect. June 18, 2021 at 2:36 PM Alabama Hills evacuated due to wildland fire danger Due to wildland fire danger from the nearby Alabama Fire, the Inyo County Sheriff has issued a CodeRED Alert to campers […]

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California Reservoirs Reflect Deepening Drought

Just four years after emerging from a severe multi-year drought, California has descended into dry conditions not seen since 1976-77. Evidence of the new drought stands out in satellite images of the state’s two largest reservoirs. The images above and below, acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, show Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville this year and […]

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Yuba Water, Yuba County offering loaner life jackets at New Bullards Bar and Lake Francis

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (June 18, 2021) – To further promote recreation and water safety, Yuba Water Agency has partnered with Yuba County to establish the Life Jacket Loaner Program.  Four loaner stations have been installed at New Bullards Bar Reservoir and Lake Francis to increase the use and accessibility of life jackets and prevent drowning-related incidents. […]

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Sierra Harvest Farm Tours 2021

Register today to meet the hardworking people that produce phenomenally fresh and delicious food right here in Nevada County and tour their gorgeous farms and ranches.  Stroll through fields of fresh basil as you dream of pesto pasta (Higareda Farm), meet the heritage breed Delaware Chicken (Dawnridge Farm), nibble on fresh baby tomatoes and see […]

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Homicide on North Bloomfield, suspect in custody

On June 17, 2021 the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) received information regarding a possible homicide which had occurred at a property in the 26000 block of North Bloomfield Road in Nevada City. Detectives from the NCSO Major Crimes Unit, Special Investigation Unit, and District Attorney Investigators responded to investigate. After interviewing witnesses and collecting […]

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Study: People who felt their life was guided by meaningful values or goals were more willing to engage in COVID-19 protective behaviors

Why can some people weather the stress of social isolation better than others, and what implications does this have for their health? New research from the Communication Neuroscience Lab at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who felt a strong sense of purpose in life were less lonely […]

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California Labor Secretary Releases Joint Statement with GO-Biz Director on May Employment Numbers

Sacramento, CA – Following the California Employment Development Department’s release of the state’s employment data from May, California Labor Secretary Julie A. Su issued the following joint statement with the Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Dee Dee Myers: “California has reopened, and we’re ready to roar back. Nine out of […]

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California Launches New Digital Tool Giving Residents Convenient Access to Their COVID-19 Vaccine Record

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health and California Department of Technology announced a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record for Californians, available at The tool is a convenient option for Californians who received a COVID-19 vaccination to access their record from the state’s immunization registry systems. “While CDPH recommends that vaccinated Californians […]

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Whittlesey, North San Juan

Whittlesey, Whittlesey Lane near Purdon Road in North San Juan, Nevada County. Heavy brush and timber. June 18, 2021 at 8:53 AM Whittlesey IC reports all resources assigned to the fire will be committed for 3-4 hours. June 18, 2021 at 6:06 AM Still some interior burning, but mop-up operations are starting. Firefighters will be […]

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Legislation to Repeal the 2002 AUMF Passes the House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. June 17, 2021 – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today applauded the passage of her legislation, HR 256, to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. The 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force was passed 20 years ago to utilize military forces to combat the Saddam Hussein […]

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Expediting Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Regulations to Ensure Consistency with Public Health Guidance

SACRAMENTO – Following the vote by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards that reflect the state’s latest COVID-19 public health order, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect without the normal 10-day review period by the Office of Administrative Law […]

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SPI California Forestland to Close to Public Access on June 21 Due to Drought & Wildfire Danger

Anderson, CA – Due to the extreme drought conditions and risk of wildfire, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) is closing its California forestlands to public access. This closure will begin Monday, June 21, and remain in effect until further notice. “SPI takes its commitment to protecting our forest resources and public safety seriously,” said Andrea Howell, […]

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Kearsage, Forebay

Kearsage, Kearsage Mill Road in the Forebay area, Placer County. Heavy timber, difficult access. Railroad impacted. June 17, 2021 at 2:03 PM The fire is contained, heavy mop-up operations are ongoing. Helicopter 514 is returning with the crew to assist. June 17, 2021 at 1:47 PM Air Attack is releasing Helicopter 514 back to White […]

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AG Bonta Celebrates Supreme Court Decision in California v. Texas — Upholding the Affordable Care Act

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, leading a coalition of 20 states and the District of Columbia, hailed today’s ruling in California v. Texas, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Repeal Lawsuit, as a victory for the health and wellbeing of every single American. In today’s decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs in this case […]