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Paradise RV ordinance | Fire hazard zones | Upcoming storms

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, March 20. 

Paradise Town Council extends ordinance allowing fire survivors to live in RVs under certain circumstances

The Paradise Town Council Friday voted to extend an ordinance that allows people to keep RVs and other temporary structures on their land through April 2024, under certain circumstances. The previous ordinance allowed residents to live on their property in RVs with a temporary use permit until April of 2023.

— Ken Devol, NSPR

Deadline to comment on the state’s fire hazard severity map is weeks away

Time is almost up to give public comment on Cal Fire’s map of fire hazard severity zones. Until April 4, Cal FIRE and the Office of the State Fire Marshal will hear feedback from the public about how they labeled the fire risk in the state responsibility areas of California.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR 

More winter weather expected this week

Another series of atmospheric river storms is predicted to bring rain and snow between today and Wednesday. The National Weather Service says these storms will be mild to moderate compared with previous ones. A winter storm warning remains in effect for much of the Sierra through 11 a.m. today.

— CapRadio Staff

Californians to see measure that would fund housing for vulnerable residents

Gov. Gavin Newsom is on a multi-day tour of California, announcing several major new initiatives. In San Diego yesterday, he announced a 2024 ballot measure that would provide $1 billion a year to fund housing and supportive services to stabilize those most vulnerable, including veterans.

CapRadio Staff

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Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
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.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
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.