Sonoma County's New Emergency Alert System Still Needs PerfectingLearning from failures in last year's Wine Country wildfires, Sonoma County recently tested a new wireless emergency alert system, but it got mixed results.
Sonoma County Supervisors Outraged Over Fire Alert Plan FailuresOfficials in Sonoma County on Tuesday reacted with outrage to a new state report that revealed emergency managers were not prepared for last year's devastating wine country wildfires.
FBI Coming To Aid Of Wine Country Wildfire VictimsThe FBI has launched a task force of federal, state and local agencies in an attempt to stem the growing tide of fraudulent fire claims being filed in the wake of the deadly and devastating wine country wildfires.
Concerns Raised Over Lapses By Santa Rosa Debris Clean-Up ContractorSome complaints are being raised in the North Bay about environmental and safety lapses of a contractor doing clean-up from the devastating fires in October.
Wine Country's Best Chefs Host Lunch To Honor Firefighters, Benefit Wildfire VictimsImagine setting a Thanksgiving table so long, it crossed county lines. That's where some generous donors broke bread together in wine country to raise money for wildfire victims.
PG&E Faces More Lawsuits Over Deadly WildfiresPacific Gas and Electric Co. was blamed in three lawsuits filed Tuesday for negligence in the wildfires that killed more than 40 people and destroyed more than 8,000 homes in Northern California last month.
PG&E Claims Private Power Line Sparked Tubbs FireIn a legal filing, PG&E claims that the deadly and destructive Tubbs Fire which reduced dozens of homes in two Santa Rosa neighborhoods to piles of ash last month was sparked by a private power line.
Feds Lift Restrictions On 747 Jumbo Firefighting Tanker UseRestrictions on the use of a 747 air tanker that played a key role in taming the deadly wine country wildfires last month have been lifted by the Government Accountability Office.
EPA Lifts Asbestos Warning For Fire Ravaged Mobile Home ParkFederal inspectors lifted an asbestos warning for the wildfire-ravaged Journey's End Mobile Home Park Wednesday, but the residents of about 20 undamaged homes still cannot move back in.
Job Fair Aims To Help Those Who Lost Employment In WildfiresWhile many people lost their home in the Wine Country wildfires, a large number of North Bay residents lost their jobs too.
Santa Rosa Wildfire Evacuees Still Can't Return Home
FEMA: Natural Disaster Relief Costing $200,000,000 A DayThe U.S. is spending more than $200 million a day responding to recent hurricanes and the California wildfires, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency told Congress Tuesday.
Santa Rosa Coffey Park Residents Search For Memories Hidden Among The AshesSearching through the ashes that were once her Coffey Park home, Linda Miller hoped that she could find some small pieces of her life before the devastating Tubbs Fire.
Redwood Valley Man Arrested For Shooting At Cal Fire CrewA 73-year-old Redwood Valley man has been arrested for shooting at a Cal Fire crew who were battling a wildfire bearing down on his property.
Wine Country Residents Return To Fields Of Lost DreamsResidents throughout California's picturesque wine country returned to neighborhoods this weekend where fields of debris and ash stood in place of backyards filled with children, swing sets and weekend barbecues.