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A national group, RedRover helps families in crisis keep their pets, and also provide emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by natural disasters and rescued from hazardous situations.

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Flooded California Towns Got Millions in Aid. But Residents, State at Odds Over How to Spend it


Residents of Planada and Pajaro want state aid to help alleviate debt incurred from rebuilding after January floods. Local officials want some money to go elsewhere.

‘Super El Niño’ is Heading for California This Winter


Much of California could get hit by extreme weather conditions this winter. A major storm is due to hit Northern California this week.

California Local Pin Marker Recent Articles

Image caption: Remnants of a house destroyed during the Camp Fire in 2018.
Rebuilding Paradise

A thoughtful piece by Mark Arax published by The New York Times takes a different angle on the struggle to recover from 2018’s Camp Fire.

Image caption: There’s no “magic solution” to the state’s homeowner fire insurance crisis, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s office says.
Despite Promises, Homeowners Still Face Fire Insurance Crisis

While state regulators craft new regulations and consult with the insurance industry, many Californians are paying extra-high premiums—or going without insurance entirely.

Image caption: A Complicated Billionaire: Elon Musk, one of the great industrial inventors of all time, is on a rocketship to villainhood.
The Self-Demonization of Elon Musk

His critics portray him as a cartoonish billionaire boogeyman, while the world’s wealthiest individual works hard to prove them right.

Image caption: Detail of interactive map that delivers real-time information drawn from reliable sources.
Distributing Ground Truth by Mapping the Situation

Social media were once very good at sharing reliable first-hand information about fires, floods, etc. Not any more. Here’s an alternative.

Image caption: Before: The Camp Fire destroyed 90 percent of the homes in Paradise in November 2018.
Paradise’s Road to Recovery

Paradise suffered the deadliest fire in California history, with nearly the entire town destroyed in the Camp Fire of 2018. Here’s how recovery is going.

Image caption: Gulp! We welcome our robot overlords.
ChatGPT in the Newsroom: Is AI Coming for Journalism?

The world of journalism has been confronted by the sudden appearance of the so-called Large Language Model (LLM), a specific type of Artificial Intelligence platform, of which ChatGPT is the most famous example. We dive in and take a look.

Image caption: Kerry Wood, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, says the organization researches areas of need to help donors direct their contributions.
What Is a Community Foundation?

By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.

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Working Together: TTCF and California Local

A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

Image caption: In the years since she recovered from a severe illness brought on by West Nile Virus, Marie Heilman has helped spread the word about the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District's "Fight the Bite" campaign.
West Nile Virus Survivor Offers a Warning and a Plea

Marie Heilman of Winters, who is happy to be alive, wants people to guard against mosquitoes and the deadly virus they carry.

Image caption: Scott Murrison inside a hoop house full of unused cannabis growing equipment in Hayfork on Feb. 7, 2023.
Emerald Triangle Cannabis Economy Pushed to the Brink

Cannabis has been king in this rural area of northern California. As prices plummet, communities and small businesses are hurting, Many blame Prop 64.


View of the flooded San Lorenzo River Park Benchlands in Santa Cruz, California on New Year's Eve 2022.
Communicating During Disaster and Crisis
Recent lessons learned over days of local disaster.