Federal Judge Threatens to Force PG&E to Hire More Tree TrimmersA federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern California
Parcel Tax To Fund New Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority Up For March VoteNext March, Marin County property owners will vote on a new parcel tax to fund wildfire prevention efforts, an issue that has been on the minds of residents in the rural county.
Marin Officials Voice Support For Parcel Tax Aimed At Wildfire PreventionGovernment and fire officials in Marin County will soon be asking residents to support a new county-wide parcel tax for wildfire prevention, and early polling shows it may be an easy sell.
'Culture Change' May Come For Mill Valley Residents As City's Fire Plan Bans LandscapingThe city of Mill Valley is considering an aggressive wildfire prevention plan that would ban a lot of residential landscaping. Pushback from the community is causing the city council to look for ways to soften the blow.
Fire District Letter For Clearing Vegetation Insults Some East Bay HomeownersAfter wildfires ravaged Northern California the last two years, fire departments are stressing the need to clear vegetation. But some East Bay homeowners found one department’s approach to be insulting.
Crews Clear Out Ukiah Forest To Prevent Future WildfiresIn one of the largest emergency forest projects underway in California, crews are thinning two sections of forest on both sides of Ukiah.
East Bay Fire Districts Propose Critical 14-Mile Fire-Break To Protect 500K+ ResidentsA proposed 14-mile fire-break along the north side of Highway 24 could protect 30 East Bay communities and over 500,000 people from future wildfires.
California Considers Switching Off Power Lines As Wildfire PreventionSome people in California think switching off power lines could be key to wildfire prevention, but it may come with another set of dangers.
Airborne Paper Lanterns, Banned In State, Behind Recent Sonoma County FiresSonoma County's fire prevention officers are warning residents about the illegal use of sky lanterns that have started a number of vegetation fires.
Oakland Firestorm Survivors, Community Leaders Gather To Mark 22nd Anniversary Survivors, neighborhood residents and community leaders gathered Sunday to mark the 22nd Anniversary of the Oakland Hills firestorm.