After Greenville | North State fire risk | Redding short-term rentals
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, Aug. 4.
Author reflects on loss a year after the Dixie Fire
A year ago today, the Dixie Fire devastated the community of Greenville in Plumas County. Local author Margaret Elysia Garcia wrote a collection of poetry called “Burn Scars” about her experience of this loss. She recently shared a reading of one of her poems — “May Day” — with NSPR.
— Adia White, NSPR
Dry lightning poses risk for fire starts in the North State
Isolated thunderstorms over the weekend and Monday brought some lightning to the North State. According to the National Weather Service, that type of weather is possible in the mountains for the rest of this week.
— Ken Devol & Sarah Bohannon, NSPR
Redding hits pause on new short-term rental applications
The Redding City Council Tuesday voted to put a 45-day moratorium on new short-term rental applications. The pause will be put in place while a new updated ordinance is drafted by the Planning Commission. The council wanted to ensure owners collect a transient occupancy tax like hotels do.
— Kelly Frost, NSPR
California tries to lure film production from states passing anti-abortion laws
Gov. Gavin Newsom is pressing film studios to pull production work out of states that are passing anti-abortion laws. Hollywood is the mecca of film production, but other states — including Georgia and Louisiana — have lured projects to their states with tax credits and lower production costs.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- Interview: Orland extends water system to some unincorporated households amid drought — NSPR
- McKinney Fire death toll rises to 4; fire grows to 56,000 acres — NSPR
- California lawmakers approve bill to set up sites for illegal drugs — CapRadio
- How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke — NSPR
- California declares state of emergency for monkeypox — CapRadio