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ARC is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance and preparedness education. Part of the ARC’s Gold Country Region, the Sierra-Delta Chapter serves the counties of Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, San Joaquin, Calaveras, Alpine, Stanislaus and Tuolumne.

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Nine California Area Codes Switch to 10-Digit Dialing

Beginning Oct. 24, residents who use nine California area codes will be required to dial using 10 digits to make phone calls due to a change in federal rules aimed at creating a nationwide 988 crisis line. The following area codes are affected: 209, 530, 562, 626, 650, 707, 925, 949, and 951.

(Oct. 21, 2021) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
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

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Image caption: A NASA satellite image of the Caldor Fire burning east of Sacramento.
Tahoe Weekly Offers Detailed Fire Evacuation Guide
With the Caldor Fire bearing down on the Tahoe region, the Tahoe Weekly has published a detailed guide to evacuating safely and quickly.

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Mapping California
In an article by Priya Hutner of the Tahoe Weekly, author, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann talks about his latest work: a new book and a documentary film that screens online Sept. 9.

Image caption: California Local Publisher Michael Gelbman talks about his vision for the site’s future.
Tell Us a Story
California Local gives a voice to community volunteers—and the business leaders who make their work possible.

Image caption: Cal Fire personnel engaged in live fire training in Williams, California.
Fighting Fire With Fire
What is California’s Forest Management Task Force and what does it do?

Image caption: The first wave of lightning lit up the Bay Area's late night sky on Aug. 15, 2020.
The Lightning Fires of August
This year's dry lightning storms left the state scrambling to for climate change solutions.

Image caption: <p>The warning system was developed by the California Office of Emergency Services, U.S. Geological Survey, UC Berkeley and Caltech.</p>
Quake Early Warning App Drops
Statewide system launches on 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake,

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