Federal Emergency Management Agency
City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.
Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall Friday in the Hawaiian Islands with Hurricane Julio still approaching. FEMA personnel is already in place to assist with whatever relief efforts may be necessary.
Alerts are available from the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal and local groups. If users sign up to receive Twitter alerts from one of these groups, they will get a text message notification whenever the group sends a tweet marked as an alert.
The San Jose Fire Department welcomed 33 new recruits Friday, one of its largest recruitment classes ever.
The financially-strapped Contra Costa Fire Protection District has received a major grant from a federal agency.