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Did you know that one in four people in Monterey County are hungry? As the most substantial provider of emergency supplemental food in Monterey County, the Food Bank oversees more than 240 direct distribution sites and stocks the emergency pantries that feed some 15,000 people weekly.

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PG&E’s Wildfire Safety Triggers Spark Controversy Instead of Fires

A change to Pacific Gas & Electric’s power lines has dramatically reduced the risk of sparking wildfires. But as a result, hundreds of rural residents often lose power for hours, sometimes days. “It’s like camping,” said Barbara Melchin, a Santa Cruz Mountains resident.

(Oct. 13, 2021) → Read the full The Mercury News report
What Is the True Cost of California Wildfires?

Even though not a single structure burned in the city of South Lake Tahoe, a preliminary estimate shows that the Caldor Fire cost tens of millions in lost economic activity to the region. But is that really the total? Experts believe it’s not clear how much fires cost the state each year.

(Oct. 11, 2021) → Read the full Comstock's Magazine report

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