In a presentation to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, Santa Cruz County and Cal Fire San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit Fire Chief Nate Armstrong reviewed the state of county fire services and the outlook for 2022. In short, “It looks grim as always.”(June 29, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
More than 6,000 PG&E customers in the city of Santa Cruz experienced a power outage on June 17. PG&E crews attributed the incident to a metallic balloon tangled in power equipment.(June 17, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
California's assault weapons ban, in place since 1989, may not stand up to a new Supreme Court decision that makes it much harder for states to impose gun control. A federal court brief filed June 30 aims to strike down …
Report calls out lack of brush clearing on escape roads
As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.
The grant is for local forest health and wildfire resilience work.
The 2022 California wildfire season looks like another dangerous one, with the state's historic drought showing no signs of letting up. Here's what to expect, and some measures the state is taking to slow down the flames.
Workers’ comp cases for PTSD are routinely denied, and many crews are fatigued from working weeks at a time with no time off