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Berry Creek residents sue | Expanding Berryessa monument | Upcoming storm

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, March 8. 

Berry Creek residents sue Butte County Board of Supervisors over fire station closures

Several Berry Creek residents are suing the Butte County Board of Supervisors for allegedly violating the Brown Act. The plaintiffs say the board did not adequately inform county residents when it took a vote in December to close fire stations in three burn scar communities for the winter.

Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Station 62 in Berry Creek temporarily closed beginning Dec. 19. The station posted a Cal Fire press release regarding the closure on the front gate.
Jamie Jiang
Station 62 in Berry Creek temporarily closed beginning Dec. 19. The station posted a Cal Fire press release regarding the closure on the front gate.

Legislation would expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

A bill in Washington D.C. would add more acreage to the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Democratic U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation Tuesday to expand the 300,000-acre preserve. The proposed addition to the monument is in Lake County and borders Colusa County.

CapRadio Staff

Residents urged to prepare for potential flooding due to upcoming storms

A survey last week found that statewide snowpack levels were almost double the average for this time of year. Now, experts are concerned that a warm storm forecast for later this week could make snow melt prematurely and lead to flooding.

CapRadio Staff

Lawmakers work to attract more women to construction industry

California state lawmakers have proclaimed this week "Women in Construction Week." The state is trying to increase the number of women entering construction apprenticeships. The goal is to have women represented in 20% of those jobs by 2029.

— CapRadio Staff

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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.