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National Night Out is an annual community event that strengthens police-community partnerships. Neighborhoods host festivals, parades, and other events while police officers demonstrate safety procedures.

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Sacramento Could See Unprecedented Flooding Levels

As if fire and drought weren’t enough, residents of the Sacramento region can worry about a future in which, over the next century, the area could be “one of the most risky places in terms of flooding in the country.”

(Oct. 21, 2021) → Read the full Fox 40 report
Sacramento Residents Surveyed About Next Police Chief

With Sacramento’s police chief retiring, the city is encouraging residents to fill out a three-question survey to weigh in on what qualities they consider to be important for the next chief to have.

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

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Image caption: Gov. Gavin News signed a broad new set of police reform laws Sept. 30.
California’s Sweeping New Police Reform Laws, Explained
Gov. Gavin Newsom and California’s Democratic legislators have enacted a sweeping new package of police reform legislation. Here’s what the new laws will accomplish, and why.

Image caption: A firefighter battles the Dixie Fighter, a massive blaze started by PG&E equipment.
PG&E’s Record of Causing Fires, and What the Company Is Doing About It
The state’s largest power utility faced new criminal charges Sept. 24, but PG&E has a long and disturbing history of causing wildfires. Why? And how can the company change?

Image caption: Auburn State Recreation Area may soon be home to 142 new campsites.
State to Move on New Campsites in Auburn Park
Despite a history of wildfires in the area, the state wants to build nearly 150 new campsites in Auburn State Recreation Area in El Dorado and Placer counties.

Image caption: California’s increasingly dangerous wildfire outbreak has led to another crisis, this one in fire insurance.
California’s Fire Insurance Crisis, Explained
Even as California’s wildfires grow more intense seemingly every year, insurers are cancelling policies for homeowners in the path of the fires.

Image caption: California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained
California will soon add a new emergency hotline service with the number 988. Here’s the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.

Image caption: Truckee's 'Moonshine Ink' newspaper offers a unique package of fire coverage.
Moonshine Ink Covers Ongoing Fires From Multiple Angles
Moonshine Ink newspaper in Truckee provides updates on the latest fires in the region, as well as wildfire preparation, firefighting methods and other angles on the fire crisis.

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.

Image caption: States have expansive powers to protect the health of the general public.
The State’s Broad Power to Protect Public Health, Explained
Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, states have possessed broad authority to protect public health, even to suspend laws and commandeer private property. Here's why, and how it works.

Image caption: A Pyrocumulus cloud generated by the Dixie Fire in July, 2021.
What is Fire 'Containment?' That and Other Terms, Explained
What does it mean when firefighters call a fire "contained?" Here's a brief guide to commonly used fire prevention terminology.

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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.

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