Top Cal Fire-Butte County chief retires; replacement named
Cal Fire-Butte County Chief Darren Read, who has led Cal Fire’s Butte Unit since 2016, has retired.Cal Fire announced that Read’s retirement was effective Friday.Cal Fire-Butte County D…
Nelson Fire destroyed 10 structures in Solano County before containment, Cal Fire says
A fire that burned through 2,162 acres between Fairfield and Vacaville in Solano County from Friday evening to Saturday evening, was reported to be 100 percent contained as of 7:27 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Cal Fire.
How bad was the Paradise fire? Cal Fire map, photos show house-by-house destruction
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials began surveying properties damaged by the Camp Fire in Butte County. The pictures show widespread destruction on street after street.
Why California’s fire season is off to the worst start in 10 years
California’s wildfire season is off to its worst start in 10 years.Through Monday morning, 196,092 acres have burned across the state since Jan. 1 — an area seven times the size of San Francisco and more than double the average by
Fire officials predict another busy fire season
Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van HoutenModerate fire danger in the Ojai Valley this week, as displayed by Smokey Bear at U.S. Forest Service headquarters, 1190 E. Ojai Ave.Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporterWildfire season has arrived in Ventura County, and officials say it's sh...
Affidavit: Officer hears Heidelberg announce presence of police before shot was fired
Midland Police Department officers who were dispatched to a residence early Tuesday morning with Officer Nathan Heidelberg heard a gun shot and then found Heidelberg face down, according to documents released late Tuesday night by the Midland County District Attorney's Office.
Land exchange would put Cal Fire in Stillwater Business Park. Here's how it would work
Cal Fire is looking at property in Stillwater for a new regional center.
Flooding closes Highway 101 in Monterey County
The National Weather Service has issued several flood advisories for parts of Monterey County as Highway 101 is closed due to high water. According to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 101 in both direction near Chualar for flooding. Old Stage Road has also been closed. A detour has been created on Chualar Main Street to River Road.
PG&E says ‘every bolt’ will be checked before next fire season
OROVILLE — Butte County supervisors heard from Dan Blair, a representative to local governments from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. about the company’s restoration and safety efforts following the …
California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep
California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustr…
Woman who started fire at downtown motel sentenced to 10 years in prison
A woman who started a fire at the Oak Lodge Motor Inn in June was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.
Monterey County students take top honors in international science competition
MONTEREY >> Three Monterey County students earned top honors during a recent international science fair held in Los Angeles.The students, two from York School and one from Monterey High School, had previously earned the top three honors a
Monterey County prosecutors will not charge former Soledad top educator
SOLEDAD >> After reviewing thousands of documents, the Monterey County District Attorney has decided not press charges against former Soledad Union School District Superintendent Rupi Boyd.“Although there was evidence of mismanagem
Photos show how two murder suspects escaped Monterey County Jail
Santos Fonseca and Jonathan Salazar, both 19, made their escape on Sunday from the Monterey County Jail. The pair were awaiting trial for separate murder charges when officials say they dug a hole through a jail bathroom ceiling.
Highway 101 in Monterey County reopens after massive flooding
Homes were flooded and Highway 101 was closed for several hours after heavy rainfall caused flooding in the town of Chualar, Wednesday evening The California Highway Patrol closed Highway 101 in both directions around 3 p.m. as floodwaters made it dangerous to drive on. Southbound Highway 101 was reopened shortly before 8 p.m., and northbound Highway 101 reopened just after midnight with CHP and plow escorts.…
10 awesome things to do in Monterey County this weekend (Dec. 13-15)
1. Christmas on the Wharf—Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Friday-Sunday
Tacos 101: The best tacos off Highway 101 in Monterey County.
Let’s talk tacos. Not the ones with hard yellow tortilla “shells” and “Mexican” five-cheese blend (which fun fact: it doesn’t have any kind of Mexican cheese in it—thanks, Kraft). Let’s
10 awesome things to do in Monterey County this week (Oct. 3-10)
1. RAQIA—Friday. East Village Coffee Lounge, Monterey
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With fire season exploding, these tips could save your life
A recent power outage in Southern California found an astonishing number of people don’t know how to open their garage door without electricity, which would make it hard to escape an approach…