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“Dedicated to radio communications for everyday or emergency use,” San Benito County Amateur Radio Association supports the following: ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), ACS/RACES (Auxiliary Communications Service/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service), Amateur Radio Technology/Education, and W5YI: Amateur Radio Testing.

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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
Eligible County Residents Can Join Affordable Connectivity Program

The Community Services and Workforce Development announced residents can apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides discounts to families and households struggling to afford internet service. The program is funded by the FCC.

(June 22, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link 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.

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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PG&E to increase undergrounding efforts in San Benito County

Californians know to expect the unexpected. From earthquakes shaking us awake to wildfires racing through our mountains to tsunamis rocking the boats in our harbors, our great state offers breathtaking beauty mixed with a little unnerving excitement.  In recent years, …

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How Not to Feel the Burn

California residents can turn to these public and private entities to help prepare for wildfires and protect their property.

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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