Paradise Woman Pleads Guilty To Defrauding FEMA To Receive Camp Fire Disaster ReliefA woman who lived in the Northern California town of Paradise that was devastated in the 2018 Camp Fire admitted Monday to lying about losing her home in the fire in order to receive $77,000 in federal disaster relief.
River Fire Expands To 2,400 Acres, Still 0% Contained, Prompting Action From Governor NewsomThe River Fire in Placer and Nevada counties grew to over 2,400 acres overnight Thursday, prompting Gov. Gavin Newsom to secure federal funding to help battle the blaze.
FEMA Awards Sonoma County $37 Million To Help Mitigate Wildfire RisksSonoma County will receive a $37 million grant from the federal government to help pay for costs related to wildfire risk reduction, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday.
San Francisco Supervisor Wants Pandemic Portable Toilets to Stay on StreetsOver three dozen portable toilets set up across San Francisco are at the center of an argument over what to do with them as the city moves out of the pandemic.
Santa Rosa To Distribute 12,000 Free Weather Radios To ResidentsThe City of Santa Rosa plans to distribute 12,000 All Hazards NOAA Weather Radios (NWR) to its residents throughout the spring and summer, city officials announced Tuesday.
COVID: SF Supes Approve Emergency Ordinance To Increase Hotels To House Homeless People During PandemicSan Francisco supervisors approved an emergency ordinance calling for an increase the amount of hotel rooms for homeless people as the COVID-19 pandemic endures.
COVID: East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee Announces Coronavirus Funeral Reimbursement FundFamilies that have lost a loved one due to the coronavirus can now receive up to $7,000 in funeral expenses reimbursed, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, said Wednesday.
Pentagon Deploying Troops To Staff Oakland Coliseum Mass Vaccination SiteThe Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers including sites in Oakland and Los Angeles in what will be the first wave of increased military support for the White House campaign to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.
Project Home: Neighbors Of San Francisco Shelter-In-Place Hotels Complain Of Increased CrimeThe city program directing $10 million a month to house homeless people in hotels is leading to increased crime in the form of shootings and break-ins, according to neighbors.
FEMA Opening Mobile Response Center In Santa Rosa to Help Glass Fire SurvivorsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that it’s opening a mobile response center in Santa Rosa to assist survivors of the Glass Fire who still need federal disaster aid.
Butte County Women Charged With Lying About 2018 Camp Fire Losses To Receive Thousands In AidTwo Butte County women face federal fraud charges this week for allegedly lying about losing their homes in the 2018 Camp Fire in order to receive disaster relief.
FEMA To Close Santa Rosa Aid Center for Wildfire SurvivorsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to close the mobile registration intake center Saturday that it has been operating in Santa Rosa for survivors of the August wildfires.
FEMA Extends Deadline for August Wildfires AidThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday that it’s extending deadlines for residents in ten Northern California counties applying for aid to help in the wake of the lightning complex fires this summer.
FEMA Aid Approved For Santa Clara Co. Residents Impacted By SCU Lightning FiresSanta Clara County was approved for federal aid on Tuesday to support residents impacted by the SCU Lighting Complex fires that started last month.
Santa Clara County Left Out Of Presidential Disaster Declaration For Federal Assistance To Wildfire VictimsDespite having some of the most acreage burned and evacuees from the SCU Lightning Complex fires, Santa Clara County is one of the few Bay Area counties that has not been approved for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration that would provide federal assistance to residents.