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Covered California to Support Wildfire Victims

For those living in wildfire-ravaged regions, help might be on the way. Covered California recently announced an application window for victims of wildfires, as well as those who live in fire-prone regions, to apply for assistance.

(July 28, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report
Monterey County Tests Emergency Response Capabilities

More than 100 representatives and employees from the state, county governments and transportation agencies gathered in Salinas to test Monterey County’s emergency response capabilities.

(June 28, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report

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Image caption: An aerial view of the Middle River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Report: Salmon at Risk From Massive Delta Tunnel Project

The tunnel project, which would cost billions and take decades, aims to help shore up water supplies in much of California. The new environmental impact report outlines the impacts.

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The state makes a play to save the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant amid volatile energy reality.

What began with a pitch by two former U.S. energy secretaries in a Los Angeles Times op-ed in November 2021 has snowballed into a contentious scramble by federal and state officials to potentially break a 6-year-old agreement and significantly shift…

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Cal OES will reimburse Chualar Union School District for flood damages.

The California Office of Emergency Services will reimburse Chualar Union School District $31,773.75 for cleaning and replacing a wall on the soccer field after the floods and mudflows that lashed Monterey Countyin late November to early December 2019. The flood…

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King City to open cooling center through weekend

KING CITY — King City will be opening a cooling center due to the rising temperatures expected in the region throughout the upcoming weekend. The cooling center will be located in the Orradre Building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 …

Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.

Image caption: Artist's rendering of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will be the largest in the world.
The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.

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Long-needed Pajaro levee upgrade gets funding, but there is one more step.

For over 50 years, since 1966, the Pajaro River levee has been on the radar of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ reconstruction list as a needed upgrade to protect the community from flooding, yet it has remained undone. The…

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Monterey County’s hazard mitigation plan up for review

MONTEREY COUNTY — The 2022 update to the Monterey County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which describes the county’s vulnerability to various hazards, along with an array of actions and projects for reducing risk, is now available for public review. Monterey …

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With an increasingly flammable future, local neighborhoods are taking fire resilience into their own hands.

In the wake of the 2016 Soberanes Fire and subsequent years of drought, several local communities in the wildland urban interface got to work not only hardening their homes to protect against wildfires, but hardening whole neighborhoods.

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