Northern California

California Update for Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018

• Educators consider chronic absenteeism a red alert – a blaring sign that a student might be academically at risk. Now, schools and parents have a new tool to investigate this critical problem.

The report uses an interactive map to pinpoint the type of schools that struggle with chronic absences.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Wildfires raged across Northern California in October, burning through the state’s famed Napa and Sonoma wine regions. In all, more than 170 blazes ripped across an area the size of Maryland and Delaware combined. Scores awoke to flames at their doors, and 44 people were killed in the deadliest fire event in state history.  

California Update for Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
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• Two weeks after federal customs enforcement agents detained more that 200 people in Los Angeles, agents have been in central and northern California conducting operations.

Today's reporting by Bob Moffitt.

California Update for Friday, January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
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• A bill that would have expanded the use of rent control in California fell one vote shy of passing the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

• Three California gas-fired energy plants could be replaced with giant batteries. The proposal calls for PG&E to find clean energy alternatives for two Calpine-owned gas-fired plants in Sutter County and one in San Jose.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jan 3, 2018
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• The state Senate left a female Fellow in the Sen. Tony Mendoza’s office for six weeks after receiving a sexual misconduct complaint. It’s the latest concern—but far from the only one—of critics who question the HR credentials of Senate leadership.

Find Ben Adler's full investigation HERE.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – As part of the multi-agency response to the recent fires in Northern California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed asbestos removals at 93 properties in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District (USACE) has established a Debris Removal Information Line for property owners affected by last month’s devastating wildfires in Northern California. The number for the USACE Debris Removal Information Line is 877-875-7681, and is intended for residential property owners who have signed up for the government-sponsored debris removal program. Residential property owners who are registered for the program can also e-mail:  
USACESupportToSonoma@usace.army.mil

Agricultural and Rural Lands Fire Recovery and Resource Town Hall  

Monday, October 30, 2017 
Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Garrett Building 
Doors open at 5 p.m., program begins at 5:30 p.m  

In response to the recent wildfires in Northern California that have impacted the agriculture community, Sonoma County Farm Bureau is convening local, state and federal leadership to address concerns and provide information to rural property owners. 

About the wildfires in Northern California  

Last updated October 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  

In coordination with Cal Fire and other first responders, PG&E is responding to multiple fires throughout our service area, including the Tubbs and Atlas fires in Sonoma and Napa counties, the Redwood Complex fires in Mendocino County, the Cherokee and LaPorte fires in Butte County, the Point fire in Calaveras County and more.

Against their will: The real – and virtual – places sex exploitation thrives  

By Julia B. Chan, Reveal  

Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual –where people are exploited for sex.  Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.  

Making the Case for Earthquake Insurance

Oct 26, 2016
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Notwithstanding the earthquake that struck downtown Napa a little more than 2 years ago, our state as a whole has been enjoying an overall lull in significant seismic activity. So the California Earthquake Authority is intensifying its calls for homeowners to take protective steps.

The DIY Earthquake Insurance Premium calculator is on the California Earthquake Authority website here. Watch the video below for additional tips on home earthquake safety.

This episode of KRCB’s A Novel Idea features Suzanne Lang in conversation with Kermit Roosevelt on his latest novel, Allegiance, an historical fiction set in the Supreme Court during WWII, with the Japanese internment presenting moral issues that resonate today.