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CHP Zeroes In On Speed And Aggressive Driving

SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be stepping up its efforts to prevent speed-related collisions and curb aggressive driving. Driving too fast for conditions or driving aggressively can be costly and life changing, says the CHP. Failing to yield the right of way, making frequent lane changes, and tailgating are signs of aggressive driving. To help prevent these ...

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Traffic Collisions Are A Teen’s Biggest Danger

SACRAMENTO – Traffic collisions are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States, ending more young lives every day than cancer, homicide, and suicide combined. To bring awareness of the dangers facing young people when they drive, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is participating in National Teen Safe Driver Week, Oct. 18-24. “Among all drivers, teenagers are at ...

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The Chance To Be A Hotshot

Written by Ryan R. Traina, FDNY –  As the sun rose over the steep mountains of the Six Rivers National Forest, my day began with a personal guided tour with Matthew Conklin, the Operations Section Chief of the Southern California Incident Management Team 2. We were operating at the Gasquet Complex fire, located in the northwestern corner of California. Matthew ...

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Reporting Resources Violations: There’s An App For That

CALIFORNIA – Several hunting seasons are approaching and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking the public to use technology — rather than social media — to report wildlife and pollution crimes across the state. “We often get reports of violations and other very good tips sent to CDFW through social media, but our Twitter and Facebook ...

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Lake Co. Man Arrested For Starting Backfire

LAKE COUNTY, CALIF. – As firefighters battled the Jerusalem Fire, estimated at 5,000 acres and burning southeast of Clear Lake in northern California, Cal Fire Law Enforcement officers arrested Juan Ramos Silva, 49, of Lower Lake, Calif., for one count of arson and allegedly starting a backfire. Silva was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 9, at approximately 7:30 p.m. The Press ...

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State Health Department Investigates Case Of Human Plague After Child Visits Stanislaus And Yosemite

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the department is investigating a case of human plague in California, and conducting an environmental evaluation in the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and the surrounding areas. The department began investigating this incident after a child from Los Angeles County became ...

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Twenty-Three Wildfires Burning Across California

CALIFORNIA – As crews are demobilized from the Willow Fire in Eastern Madera County, they are likely being reassigned to one of nearly two-dozen incidents burning across the state. There are 23 active fires across California, with over 10,000 firefighters battling them. Tinder dry conditions from the drought continue to allow wildfires to burn at an explosive rate. Just last ...

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Governor Declares State Of Emergency

SACRAMENTO – With wildfires burning across the state being continually exacerbated by severe drought conditions and extreme weather, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today declared a state of emergency in California to help mobilize additional firefighting and disaster response resources. “California’s severe drought and extreme weather have turned much of the state into a tinderbox,” said Governor Brown. “Our courageous ...

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George Runner Still Opposed To Rural Fire Fee

MADERA – On Wednesday, July 15, Board of Equalization Vice-Chairman and District 1 member George Runner participated in two Town Hall meetings in the City of Madera, hosted by Madera County Supervisor Rick Farinelli. The two events, while intended for different audiences, focused on taxes and the state of the California economy. The first Town Hall was directed at Madera’s ...

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One Less Wildfire Is Up To You

CENTRAL SIERRA – Whether you’re new to the mountain area, or have lived here for generations, the historic drought and extreme fire conditions warrant a close look at how you’ve prepared for the fire season. Karen Guillemin-Kanawyer, Cal Fire’s MMU Fire Prevention Specialist, says the potential for dangerous, destructive wildfires is very real. “It is up to everyone to be ...

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