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Fire, Flooding And ICE On Docket For Butte Board Of Supervisors

Fire, flooding and ICE ---that’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement---figure large in this morning’s Butte Board of Supervisors meeting. Overshadowing just about everything else, the Camp Fire’s wake continues consuming much of the business of local government .

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What Questions Do You Have About The Camp Fire Recovery Process?

How do you get funds from FEMA? How do you file a fire insurance claim? We want your questions about the ongoing recovery, and how the people and places affected by the fire can get assistance.

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Electric skateboards are the newest way of transportation. They look like a normal skateboard and come with a little remote that can control your speed and brakes. 

 

Wesley Kronmiller of Chico submitted a question to NSPR asking whether or not electric skateboards are illegal to ride in Chico. To find out more for Wesley, I headed over to the Chico Police Department. There I spoke with traffic officer Travis Johnsen who gave me my answer.  

 

“Motorized skateboards, electric or gasoline powered are completely illegal,” Johnsen said.  

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Fire, flooding and ICE ---that’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement---figure large in this morning’s Butte Board of Supervisors meeting.

 

Overshadowing just about everything else, the Camp Fire’s wake continues consuming much of the business of local government.

 

In this episode, Dave visits with Terri Randall and Avner Tavori, the two filmmakers responsible for the new PBS/NOVA documentary, Saving The Dead Sea. It's one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet and the lowest elevation on the land surface of the Earth.

Marc Albert

Future visions of the town of Paradise were unveiled before the public yesterday and locals had a chance to rank, comment and critique reconstruction concepts advanced by residents.

 

After Paradise: Week 23

Apr 18, 2019

Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 23 weeks since the Camp Fire started. In this episode, we hear the latest on PG&E, debris removal and the redesign of Paradise. We also hear from residents rebuilding in Coffey Park — a community in Santa Rosa that was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire a year-and-a-half ago. We also take a look at homelessness after the Camp Fire, and hear a story about the Helltown Hotshots – four men who stayed behind to help save their community.

 

Helltown Hotshots

Apr 18, 2019
Matt Fidler

The Camp Fire destroyed nearly everything in its path, but in the community of Helltown a few of the community’s icons were spared. That’s thanks to four friends who stayed behind and battled the fire. We now turn to independent producer Matt Fidler who learned the details of why the Centerville Museum and old school house are still standing.

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We’ve been following the fire’s effects on homelessness, and spring is usually an important time for those providing shelter services. For many counties across California, spring means the numbers from the 2019 homeless Point-in-Time count are starting to roll in. But not in Butte County, which had to delay its count due to the deadly Camp Fire. KQED’s Michelle Wiley reports.

 

Adia White

It’s hard to know what the new Paradise will be once it’s rebuilt and to know how many people will stay. For some possible insight we turn to a place that’s a year ahead in its fire recovery efforts.

 

Camp Fire Debris Cleanup Hits Hurdle

Apr 18, 2019
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The deadline to sign up for the state’s debris removal program passed earlier this week. Roughly 500 people still have not signed up to get debris removed from their property. Butte County officials are now considering gaining access to people’s homes through more extreme measures, as KQED’s Sonja Hutson reports.


In our fifth episode of our five part series on our gardens as habitat and we gardeners as powerful land stewards and biodiversity protectors, we visit a remarkable public garden in California during California Native Plant Week.

 

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