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.
Resource Center To Open In Santa Cruz For Residents Affected By CZU Complex FiresA recovery resource center is opening Saturday to connect Santa Cruz County residents impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire with resources needed to recover and rebuild.
California Wildfires: State Opens Applications For FEMA AssistanceRegistration for federal assistance for survivors of wildfires in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties has opened.
Pres. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California as Fires Burn 1 Million AcresPresident Trump issued on Saturday a major disaster declaration to provide federal assistance and Gov. Newsom said in a statement that the declaration will help people in counties affected by the fires.
Hotel Rooms Leased For Homeless In Alameda County Sit Empty Months Into COVID-19 PandemicAt the start of the coronavirus pandemic California officials knew immediately if it spread into the homeless population a disaster could occur, so the state leased hotels to house people living on the streets. Now, months into the pandemic, many of the rooms sit empty.
Coronavirus Update: SF Mayor Breed Apologies To FEMA For PPE Hijacking Remarks; Feds Probe 3rd Party SupplierMayor London Breed issued a public apology to FEMA officials Monday after learning a third party supplier had deceived the city by claiming a shipment of personal protection equipment bound for use in San Francisco had been diverted elsewhere by the federal agency.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Announces Plan With FEMA To Feed Seniors During Shelter OrderGovernor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced a new partnership with FEMA, and city and county officials to prepare and deliver meals to the state's seniors in a program that would help the beleaguered restaurant industry at the same time.