Humboldt emergency proclamation | North Coast seismicity | Mill Fire benefit
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Newsom proclaims emergency for Humboldt County
Gov. Gavin Newsom has proclaimed a state of emergency for Humboldt County following Tuesday’s destructive 6.4-magnitude earthquake, which struck near Ferndale and left at least two people dead. Newsom’s office said the proclamation supports the emergency response to the earthquake. The sheriff of Humboldt County Tuesday declared a local emergency.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
Why the North Coast is so seismically active
The North Coast is — as longtime residents know — a very seismically active area. But why? The answer lies with a plate boundary. Or, in this case, three of them. Learn more in today’s episode of Headlines.
— Dave Schlom, NSPR
Benefit raises funds for community devastated in Mill Fire
The nonprofit United Way of Northern California held a fundraiser and movie screening for fire survivors from Weed, California. This comes after the Mill Fire killed two and severely injured three other residents in September.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
California’s rural police departments face staffing shortages
California is facing a statewide shortage of police officers, and rural departments stand to feel the squeeze the most. In Tehama County, for example, officials say they can’t afford to retain their employees because larger departments in places such as Los Angeles and San Francisco pay more. Read the full story.
— Nigel Duara, CalMatters
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In case you missed it
6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Humboldt County — NSPR
State firefighters to wait years for shorter workweek — CalMatters
State Sen. Wiener introduces bill to decriminalize psychedelics — The California Report
Chico State provost resigns amid revelations of professor’s prohibited affair, alleged threats — NSPR
Community organizers call for more shelter beds for unhoused residents in Oroville — NSPR
Organic dairy farms struggle to stay afloat amid rising costs — CapRadio
How to survive a power outage guide: North State residents and officials share their advice — NSPR