Tag Archives: California

California Wineries Assess Wildfires’ Long-Term Effects

Many faces challenges making up for losses   By ERIC RISBERG, Associated Press NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A month after deadly wildfires swept through California’s famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall ...

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Wildfires Point to Usefulness of Old Technology

Ham radio operators coordinated hospital transports     UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled land lines, cell phones and internet service, the local sheriff said Thursday, saying ...

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California Wildfire Insurance Claims Top $3.3 Billion

Figure is more than triple the previous estimate     By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Property damage claims from a series of deadly October wildfires now exceed $3.3 billion, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said ...

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