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The Capay Valley Emergency Response Auxiliary is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting first responders of the Capay Valley Fire District.

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Woodland City Council Receives Update on Fire Station 3 Relocation

02/12/2024

The Woodland Fire Department updated the City Council on its plans to relocate Fire Station 3 to the Willow Spring School site the city acquired in 2018.

Woodland’s County Fair Mall Receives Notice to Vacate Effective Feb. 10

02/08/2024

Woodland’s County Fair Mall will close indefinitely due to a notice to vacate the Fire Department issued following its discovery of fire code violations in the mall’s fire suppression system.

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Image caption: Inadvertently, the beloved Muppet Elmo called attention to the mental health dangers of being too heavily online.
Lawmakers Now Calling for Regulation of Social Media

Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.

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Storm Season Safety: Evacuation Warning vs. Evacuation Order

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Reminds Californians About Being PreparedOriginal article published at West Sacramento Sun

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Slow down, move over, a life-saving decision AAA research reveals characteristics of fatal crashes involving roadside workers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. –  Roadside work is not for the faint of heart. Tow truck drivers, mobile mechanics, and roadside technicians face many unique challenges on the road. A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sheds light …

Image caption: A new law seeks to prevent cars from speeding, which causes about one of every three traffic fatalities.
If Drivers Won’t Slow Down, Proposed Law Requires Cars Do It for Them

“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.

Image caption: Under a new law, homeless people in San Mateo County can be criminally charged for refusing to move to a shelter.
Should Homelessness be a Crime? New San Mateo County Law Allows Charges

In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.

Image caption: Los Angeles voters can take a step toward reducing traffic violence with a measure on the March ballot.
Can Traffic Deaths in Los Angeles be Reduced With a Ballot Measure?

With traffic deaths now regularly topping 300 per year, Measure HLA on the March 5 ballot gives Los Angeles voters the opportunity to force their reluctant city to implement new traffic safety measures.

Image caption: California traffic deaths dropped by 12 percent in the first three months of 2023, but road fatalities remain at crisis levels.
Death on the Roads: Traffic Fatality Crisis Far From Over

As the COVID pandemic eased, so did the epidemic of death on the road. Somewhat. But the ongoing crisis of traffic fatalities remains at high levels with early numbers form 2023 appearing to top 4,000 in California.

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Yolo County is Working to Keep Roads Safe This Season

Yolo County Obtains Grants to Be Used for Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Child Passenger SafetyOriginal article published at West Sacramento News-Ledger

Image caption: How does social media affect the minds and well-being of children? According to California and other states, not well.
California Sues Meta For Damaging Kids’ Mental Health

California and 32 other states are suing Instagram’s parent company, Meta, saying that their apps are damaging to children. Is there evidence for those claims? Here’s why social media is under attack.

Image caption: A ban on assault weapons is just one of 107 California gun control laws.
California Gun Control Laws and Mass Shootings

California has more gun laws than any other state. Here's how it took a series of mass shootings to make the state the toughest in the country on guns.

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View of the flooded San Lorenzo River Park Benchlands in Santa Cruz, California on New Year's Eve 2022.
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