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BLM Central Coast Lifts Fire Restrictions

The Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office lifted its seasonal fire restrictions on Nov. 7 on approximately 300,000 acres of public land due to reduced wildland fire potential.

(Nov. 9, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
Amazon to Pay Nearly $5 Million in Settlement

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has reached a $4.97 million legal agreement with online retail giant Amazon.com Services for the illegal sale of pesticides in the state.

(Nov. 4, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report

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Image caption: Elon Musk is now in control of the world's most influential social media outlet. What happens next?
What Elon Musk Really Wants From Twitter

Elon Musk says he plans to make Twitter a haven for 'free speech,' but a look at his list of investors suggests that the world's richest person may have other reasons for purchasing the highly influential social media platform.


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With the proliferation of rechargeable batteries, a problem has emerged for waste collectors: fire.

Consumers may not know it, but their cellphones and laptops – if improperly disposed of – could become an incendiary device. Ditto that for anything with a rechargeable battery, like a toothbrush, drill, or any number of now-common household appliances


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Bird Flu detected in San Benito County

San Benito County public health officials are warning residents of the danger of handling or getting too close to diseased or dead birds after a number of positive cases of Avian Influenza have been detected here. County Health and Human …


Image caption: California traffic deaths remain high, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Why Zero Traffic Fatalities Remains a Distant Goal

California’s goal of zero traffic fatalities remains distant. Here are some common causes of deaths on the road that can be fixed, but haven’t been.


Image caption: Vision Zero aims to implement steps that would make roads safer, and stop traffic death entirely.
Vision Zero: Cities Struggle With Goal of Ending Traffic Deaths

The Vision Zero program sets a goal for California cities to eliminate traffic fatalities, but almost a decade into the effort, the goal remains distant, and horrific tragedies on the road continue to stack up.


Image caption: Supporters of Donald Trump have been behind a series of disruptions and threats at local government meetings.
New California Law Aims to End Public Meeting Disruptions

A wave of public government meeting disruptions by right-wing groups often inspired by Donald Trump has inspired a new law designed to help officials restore order to the process of running local government.


Image caption: J and K streets in downtown Sacramento during the Great Flood of 1862. Another great flood could be on the way.
California Megastorm: The Real Risk of a ‘Biblical’ Flood

The chances of a 'biblical' megastorm devastating California have doubled over the past century, thanks to climate change, a new study warns. And as the globe continues to warm, the possibility of disaster only gets worse.


Image caption: The McKinney Fire quickly became California's worst blaze of 2022.
McKinney Fire: Did Logging Restrictions Cause the Inferno?

Was the deadly McKinney Fire made worse by the decline of commercial logging, or were factors such as poor forest management and climate change more important in causing the fire to explode in Siskiyou County?


Image caption: Steven Carrillo, who has pled guilty to the murders of two law enforcement officers.
Facebook and Steven Carrillo: How a Veteran Became a Cop Killer

Steven Carrillo, an active-duty Air Force servicemember, fell down a rabbit hole of Facebook extremism and became convinced he could start a new civil war. Then he turned his online obsession into real-life murder.


Image caption: The explosive Oak Fire in Mariposa County, as seen in a satellite image from space.
How Climate Change Fueled the Oak Fire

Extreme climate conditions that can be traced directly back to global warming are fueling the Oak Fire, the biggest California fire of 2022. Here’s how climate change is causing the disaster.


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