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The Firesafe Council provides education and training to help local communities prevent wildfires and protect their homes, communities, and the natural environment. The organization takes three approaches: wildfire evacuation workshops, Firewise USA workshops, and hazardous fuel reduction.

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County Supervisors Opposed to AT&T Landline Phone Service Cutoff


In their February 27th meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to send a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission urging it to deny AT&T’s request to discontinue copper- based landlines.

Appeals Court Temporarily Reinstates Calif. Background Checks for Ammo Purchases


California’s law that requires background checks when purchasing ammunition is back in place.

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Ski California expands safety education efforts with new ‘Deep Snow Safety’ video

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Ski California is expanding the content available as part of its award-winning Mountain Safety Guide with the upcoming release of its newest video focused on deep snow safety. Created to educate skiers and riders about …

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Truckee Fire District to accept proposals for 2024–26 Curbside Green Waste Services

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Truckee Fire Protection District (Truckee Fire) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on February 9, 2024, for the 2024-2026 Curbside Green Waste Services. Truckee Fire is seeking qualified and interested contractors and/or organizations to provide green waste …

Image caption: Inadvertently, the beloved Muppet Elmo called attention to the mental health dangers of being too heavily online.
Lawmakers Now Calling for Regulation of Social Media

Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.

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Slow down, move over, a life-saving decision AAA research reveals characteristics of fatal crashes involving roadside workers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. –  Roadside work is not for the faint of heart. Tow truck drivers, mobile mechanics, and roadside technicians face many unique challenges on the road. A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sheds light …

Image caption: A new law seeks to prevent cars from speeding, which causes about one of every three traffic fatalities.
If Drivers Won’t Slow Down, Proposed Law Requires Cars Do It for Them

“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.

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Community turns out to shape Nevada County’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan

NEVADA CITY, Calif. – Over 60 Nevada County residents have turned out during the past two weeks to help shape the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) by providing input at Risk Reduction Workshops hosted by the Office of Emergency Services. …

Image caption: Under a new law, homeless people in San Mateo County can be criminally charged for refusing to move to a shelter.
Should Homelessness be a Crime? New San Mateo County Law Allows Charges

In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.

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Judge dismisses Tamarack fire case

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by 18 Douglas County property owners against the U.S Forest Service over the 2021 Tamarack Fire.

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Padilla, Cassidy introduce bipartisan bill to improve Evacuation Route Planning

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced bipartisan legislation to develop guidelines for state and local governments to improve emergency evacuation preparedness. The Emergency Vehicle and Community (EVAC) Planning Act would direct the …

Image caption: Los Angeles voters can take a step toward reducing traffic violence with a measure on the March ballot.
Can Traffic Deaths in Los Angeles be Reduced With a Ballot Measure?

With traffic deaths now regularly topping 300 per year, Measure HLA on the March 5 ballot gives Los Angeles voters the opportunity to force their reluctant city to implement new traffic safety measures.


View of the flooded San Lorenzo River Park Benchlands in Santa Cruz, California on New Year's Eve 2022.
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Recent lessons learned over days of local disaster.
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