Community Risk Reduction

California Regulators Approve Power Outages to Prevent More Wildfires

Outages could mean multi-day blackouts for cities as large as San Francisco and San Jose     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds ...

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California Governor Won’t Block Building in High-Fire Areas

Newsom said he’s never seen a realistic proposal for how to do it     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A desire to live near nature is embedded in California’s ethos, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday ...

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Analysis: Safety Rules Give Homes Better Chance in Wildfires

Landmark 2008 building code made a difference in California     By DALE KASLER and PHILLIP REESE The Sacramento Bee PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney ...

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Dissecting Data: Pinpointing Houses Threatened by Wildfire

One in 12 homes in California are at high risk of burning     By PHILLIP REESE The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — These California communities could be the next Paradise . Is yours one of them? A lot ...

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