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Efforts Continue To Address Massive Tree Die-Off

SACRAMENTO – In response to the massive tree die off across California—which the U.S. Forest Service today estimated has killed over 102 million trees since 2010 — Cal Fire is continuing its work with federal, local, and utility partners to remove dead and dying trees that pose the greatest risk to public safety. “Although the epidemic tree mortality we are ...

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CHP Is Out In Force This Weekend

CALIFORNIA — While most folks are enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, most of the officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be out on the roadways, helping to ensure that everyone returns home safely from their travels. Millions of Californians will be on the road this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and while this time of year is ...

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PG&E Customers Beware Of The Latest Scams

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining utilities throughout North America to make customers aware of telephone, mail, email and door-to-door/in-person scams that involve criminals posing as utility company representatives and demanding immediate payment or personal information. The “Utilities United Against Scams” collaboration has designated Wednesday, Nov. 16, as Utilities United Against Scams Day. This day ...

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Cal Fire MMU Transitions Out Of Peak Fire Season

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa- Merced Unit (MMU) to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. “The 2016 fire season was challenging throughout the State of California, and the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit was very ...

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Funding Available to Help With Tree Mortality

CALIFORNIA — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is expanding its initiative to assist private forestland owners in addressing tree mortality and other drought-related damage to improve forest health. NRCS will provide financial assistance for landowners with dead and dying conifer forest trees in certain counties. Removing dead tree debris and other woody material will also help ...

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Free Entrance To Yosemite For Veterans Day

YOSEMITE — The fine folks at Yosemite National Park announced today that they will offer free admission to the public in honor of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11.  This fee-free day is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The National Park ...

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Major Cyber Attack Knocks Popular Websites Offline

UNITED STATES — If you’ve tried to access one of your regular stops on the world wide web this morning without success, the problem may not be limited to you and your device. Scores of popular websites were reportedly offline today, following a major cyber attack on a service provider that is affecting sites primarily in the United States. Twitter, Netflix ...

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Tree Mortality Poses Threat During Coming Storms

CENTRAL SIERRA — As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E is urging all their customers to be prepared, have a plan and prepare for potential power outages, and above all, be safe. With the severe tree mortality in the Central Sierra, residents in foothill communities face serious dangers ...

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CHP Campaign Focuses On Proper Restrains And Child Seats

SACRAMENTO — In their continuing efforts to ensure drivers, passengers and children are properly restrained while traveling California’s roadways, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has partnered with the California Office of Traffic Safety on a new traffic safety campaign entitled California Occupant Restraint Education (CORE). The CORE campaign will continue for one year and focus on reducing the number of ...

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Bigelow Named Champion Of Small Business

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business, which gave him a 100 percent rating in its legislative annual voting record for supporting small business. “As a representative of rural California and someone raised in a small business family, I understand the challenges facing small businesses in this state,” said Bigelow. ...

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