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Kaiser Permanente Mandates Vaccinations to Employees

OAKLAND — Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health care organization, announced it will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all its employees and physicians. This is another step in the organization’s ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of its workforce, members, patients, and communities. “As the country’s largest integrated care delivery system, we feel it is our responsibility ...

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County Residents to Receive Official Ballots for Upcoming Recall Election

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MADERA COUNTY — Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters announced today that all registered voters in Madera County will be sent their Official Ballots for the upcoming September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election in the mail. Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning August 16th. Allow 2-5 days for delivery. You can track your ballot! Ballot tracking ...

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September 11th Remembrance Day Legislation Signed into Law by Governor

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SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 254, introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, July 16, 2021. Senate Bill 254 encourages public elementary and secondary schools to observe a moment of silence when September 11th falls on a school day. This effort originated last year when Senator Borgeas introduced SB 911. September 11, ...

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Health Caution: River Fire Smoke Creates Impact Across Valley

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY – The District is issuing a health caution to all San Joaquin Valley residents as the River Fire in Mariposa County is causing smoke impacts in the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the Valley portion of Kern. The health caution will remain in place until the fire is extinguished. The District ...

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CHP Partners With 11 Western States For Traffic Safety Campaign

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TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN PUTS SPEEDING DRIVERS ON NOTICE THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN STATES SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols, and state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic safety campaign, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.” Speeding violations will be the target of law enforcement ...

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CAL FIRE Seeks Assistance With Annual Cone Crop Survey And Cone Collection Efforts

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is seeking assistance from landowners, Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs), and natural resource professionals with its annual cone crop survey and cone collection efforts, including locating developing cone crops on native California Conifers. These efforts support the CAL FIRE Seed Bank at the L.A. Moran Reforestation Center, whose mission ...

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Memorial Day Weekend CHP Saturation Enforcement

“Drive and Stay Alive Central Valley” Memorial Day Weekend Saturation Enforcement State Route 41 and State Route 46 The mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service and Security. We achieve success in saving lives as a Department, through education, enforcement, engineering and through the support and compliance of the motoring public. ...

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Public Asked To Take Steps To Prevent Wildfire!

Sacramento – As we roll into the official start of summer, CAL FIRE is urging Californians to be extra cautious this Memorial Day weekend and take steps to help prevent wildfire, drownings, and other accidents. Since January 1st, CAL FIRE has responded to 2,265 wildfires and more than 195,000 other incidents. “Approximately 95% of all wildfires in California are caused ...

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Put Safety At The Top Of Your Memorial Day Checklist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Memorial Day is the traditional start to the summer travel season, and this weekend California’s roadways will likely be bustling with activity.  To help ensure the safety of motorists throughout the holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). The Memorial Day MEP will run from 6 p.m. Friday, May 28, to ...

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Office of the State Fire Marshal Announcement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Andrew Henning as the Assistant Deputy Director over Fire & Life Safety, State Fire Training, and Code Development & Analysis. Andrew’s appointment was effective on May 3, 2021. Andrew began his career with CAL FIRE in 2013, working as a Deputy State Fire Marshal in the Office of the State Fire ...

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