Cannabis farmers face doubly uncertain future after California wildfires

Redwood Valley >> “This time of year, everyone’s harvesting. And now, the annual paycheck that we’ve been working all year to earn may have been burnt to a crisp or will soon dry out due to lack of water.”The stresses felt by cannabis farmer Ahren Osterbrink, a Redwood Valley resident…
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Names of three people killed in Mendocino County fires released

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Friday released the names of three people killed in the fire that began early Monday morning in Redwood Valley.According to the MCSO, Kai Logan Shepherd, 14, was “was found near his family residence in the 11300 block of West Road in Redwood Valley. It appears…
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$60,000 raised for Redwood Valley teen who died in fire, family severely burned

The family of a teen boy who did not make it out of Redwood Valley Monday morning has seen immense generosity from their community, raising $60,000 for memorial and recovery costs in just two days.Kai Logan Shepherd, 14, died trying to escape the Mendocino Lake Complex Fire, according to his…
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At least two Mendocino County wineries destroyed in fires

There were about 20 people living on the Frey family ranch in Redwood Valley, and luckily some of them were still up and outside around midnight Oct. 9.”Because they saw the flames on the hillside and woke the rest of us up,” said Paul Frey, recalling the how his family…
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Facebook, Google, Apple aid in wildfire recovery efforts

Northern Californians affected by wildfires are using Silicon Valley tools such as Facebook’s Safety Check, Google search’s SOS Alert and a Google crisis map.But the tech giants also are helping by donating money to aidrecovery efforts forWine Country and beyond amid devastating wildfires that have claimed 21 lives as of…
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Death toll rises to 31; wildfires become deadliest in state's history

After four days of terrorizing Wine Country and surrounding regions, the Northern California wildfires on Thursday became the deadliest in state history, with 31 confirmed fatalities and more expected.The most destructive of those, the Tubbs Fire, killed at least 15 people and new figures told of its destruction.
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Evacuation essentials: What should be in your 'go bag'

With the current message from Cal Fire that everyone who lives near the Redwood/Potter zone be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, you should know what items must absolutely go with you.Cal Fire recommends you bring along the following items in your “go bag”:. Three days worth of non-perishable…
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'Significant' progress on Butte, Yuba fires Thursday

The fire situation is Butte and Yuba counties was presented as the good news during this morning’s briefing by Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott.”There’s been a significant improvement in containment” on the Wind Complex, Pimlott said. “That’s very, very good news,”He said that would allow resources to shift to other…
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Napa mayor: Fires are 'absolutely scary'

The 6.0 South Napa earthquake in 2014 and a handful of aftershocks undoubtedly took its toll on the city and its citizens.But the fires ravaging Napa and Sonoma counties since Sunday, responsible for the death of dozens of people and the destruction of thousands of buildings?”Absolutely frightening.
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Firefighters, police, first responders, educators continue serving after losing homes, family in North Bay fires

A Novato police officer turned the city’s downtown station into a temporary home this week. Retired educators returned to Marin campuses, prepared to teach. And across the county, fundraisers were launched to support coworkers and friends.As deadly wildfires continued their path of destruction this week, many Marin emergency responders and…
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Mendocino Lake Complex fire spreading, Potter Valley a 'war zone'

All of Potter Valley and roads leading into it – south to Highway 20 and east to the Lake County line – are now under a mandatory evacuation order. Potter Valley residents got a second message at 7:30 p.m. from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office calling for total evacuation for…
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Napa fire burns into Solano, officials respond en masse

Fat pillows of whitish-gray smoke hung low over Green Valley and Suisun Valley Wednesday, smothering the area in shadow while the devastating Napa and Sonoma fires loomed behind.Fire crews from all over Solano, the state and beyond zoomed through, tackling flare ups as they occurred, cutting fire breaks and anticipating…
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Mendocino Lake Complex Fire death toll rises to six

The death toll in the Redwood/Potter Valley fire, part of the Mendocino Lake Complex Fire, is now at six. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman confirmed the number at a briefing Wednesday in Ukiah, doubled since the day before. He did not identify any of the deceased. He believes that number…
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

Humboldt County declares local emergency after fires down communications systems

Humboldt County declared a local emergency Tuesday after fires in Mendocino County cut off nearly all communications systems for county departments and caused agencies to revert back to paper-based operations.County officials such as 2nd District Supervisor Estelle Fennell said the outage is “a wake-up call” and is another demonstration of…
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

Another round of gusty winds could spark new fires

Although weather conditions Tuesday were ideal for firefighters working to gain ground against numerous deadly blazes in Wine Country, weather scientists say another round of gusty winds beginning Wednesday could potentially spark additional blazes and threaten containment efforts.Forecasters from the National Weather Service are predicting a spike in winds blowing…
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Doomed Solano fairgrounds barns 'a godsend' for fire evacuated horses

Shannon Kelsey hadn’t seen anything like the Napa and Sonoma fires in his 49 years of ranching. And he wasn’t going to wait around to get a closer look, corralling 51 of his horses near Lake Berryessa to join the exodus to the Solano County Fairgrounds.”Luckily, we were in the…
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

Fire Map: California burns

High winds have driven wildfires across the north state.See where each fire is burning with the interactive map on this page provided by Cal Fire as it battles the blazes.<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/viewer?mid=1TOEFA857tOVxtewW1DH6neG1Sm0&hl=en&ll=38.797493541329096%2C-121.
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

How a north state mother and daughter got out of Las Vegas shooting alive

Las Vegas >> When the first few shots went off, Emily Flesher of Chico knew something wasn’t quite right. What happened next was chaos. She lost her mother Kristi, of Paradise, during the confusion. She ran through a parking lot, where car windows shattered as shots tore through them. She…
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'All hell broke loose!' East Bay man describes Las Vegas shooting horror

LAS VEGAS >> Discovery Bay resident Brett Eastwood was tuned to the festive atmosphere at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when country music star Jason Aldean launched into his fifth or sixth song of the night.Then “all hell broke loose!” He’d later find out that a sniper identified as 64-year-old…
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

Firefighters rescue woman entangled by boa constrictor

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio >> Authorities say firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face.The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the unnamed 45-year-old Sheffield Lake woman called 911 Thursday afternoon asking for help.
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

VIDEO: State wolf expert talks about new Northern California pack

Kent Laudon, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s wolf specialist, talks about a newly discovered pack of gray wolves in Lassen County.Laudon has worked with wolves in several states for 20 years. He was interviewed by Chico Enterprise-Record Editor David Little.
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

Wildfires in West endanger lives and property

OROVILLE, Calif. – Thousands of residents in the western U.S. and Canada have fled their homes as wildfires barreled across the baking landscape, destroying property.Here’s a look at the wildfires tearing through the West.CALIFORNIATwo major wildfires in California have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes.
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

The Reddit user behind Trump's CNN meme apologized, but #CNNBlackmail is the story taking hold

The Reddit user said he never intended his anti-CNN meme – you know, the one tweeted by President Donald Trump in which the now-president beats up CNN in a wrestling match – to become a call for violence against journalists.”I am not the person that the media portrays me to…
Read More: The Reddit user behind Trump's CNN meme apologized, but #CNNBlackmail is the story taking hold
Source: Mendocino Beacon

Caltrans: Large slide closes Highway 101 again at same spot

Caltrans announced U.S. Highway 101 north of Leggett was closed again around 9 p.m. Tuesday night in a post on Facebook.”U.S. 101 is closed again north of Leggett due to another large slide, at the same location that just reopened,” the post stated.The highway had reopened just over a day…
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Source: Mendocino Beacon

LIVE UPDATES: Latest on Oroville spillway damage and water releases

Oroville Dam operators, quickly running out of options, said they’ll ramp up releases on the damaged spillway this morning even though a middle section of the spillway is gone.Stay tuned right here for live updates on the spillway and what DWR’s plans are in the face of flood risk. <a…
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