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Berry Creek storm recovery | North State scholarships | Mental health needs

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Residents in Berry Creek burn scar recover from winter storms

Berry Creek residents living in the burn scar of the 2020 North Complex, or Bear Fire, are repairing damages from the recent winter storms. The nonprofit Northern Valley Catholic Social Service is helping those in the area recover by providing resources and aid.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Scholarship applications now open through North Valley Community Foundation

Applications for 18 scholarships through the North Valley Community Foundation are open for students in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties. The scholarships are primarily for graduating seniors planning on attending college in the fall, but there are some available to current college students.

— Adia White, NSPR

Mental health needs in the wake of Monterey Park shooting

A coalition of local and national groups are coming together to see how they might serve the mental health needs of victims, their families, and the larger AAPI community in the wake of the Monterey Park shooting.

— Robert Garrova, KPCC

Regulators reject request on Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

Pacific Gas & Electric will submit a new application to federal regulators to extend the life of California’s last nuclear power plant, according to The Associated Press. The AP reports the move comes after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejected a request from the utility to resume consideration of an application initially submitted in 2009.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

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A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Jamie was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.