California in Dire Need of Rain

CNN – According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That’s enough water to fill 17-million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a dent in the drought. Most of … Continue reading »

Storm Causes Concern for California

CALIFORNIA – 50 year-old rainfall records are being shattered up and down California this morning, but it’s not all good news for the state. The torrential rains are triggering flash floods and mud slides in areas stripped bare by wildfires. The scorched earth of California, suffering through its worst drought in more than a century, … Continue reading »

Mainly Rain for the Showers Coming Up

WEATHER DISCUSSION A deep upper level low is slowly making its way northwest off the Northern Californian coast. As it does, the moisture that it’s pulling from the Pacific is creating quite a hazard for California. Even though the entire state is drought-stricken, the rainfall there is coming down too fast. When this happens, rain … Continue reading »

Explosion Evacuates California School

VALLEJO, Calif. – In Northern California, students were evacuated after a small explosion rocked a classroom at Vallejo High School. School officials say it may be related to the Napa area quake almost three months ago. Officials say the gas has been turned off since the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck in August, so they … Continue reading »

One Dead After Spaceship Explosion

 CNN – Virgin Galactic’s “SpaceShipTwo” was destroyed after experiencing “an in-flight anomaly” during a test flight today. The company mae the announcement on Twitter. California Highway Patrol confirmed one person was killed in the crash and another was seriously hurt. Virgin Galactic has planned for years to use “SpaceShipTwo” to transport paying passengers to outer … Continue reading »

Disaster Loan Center Closes in Weed, CA.

WEED, Ca. — The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Weed is closing on Thursday. The Center was established to help victims of the Boles Fire that damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners … Continue reading »

Montague Group Hands Out Water Kits

MONTAGUE, Calif. — Montague was extremely close to completely running out of water this year, but the residents banded together and saved 75% of the normal water usage. Residents didn’t water lawns or gardens, they reused sink and shower water for plants and some trucked in water.  Without the combined efforts of the residents, Montague would have … Continue reading »

Woman Dies After Boles Fire Evacuation

WEED, Calif. —  Investigations teams are working to sort out details Monday after a family claims a woman died as a result of her injuries sustained during evacuations of the Boles Fire. 85-year-old Meredith Neill fell and broke her leg while evacuating from her home in Carrick Addition, just outside Weed city limits. Paramedics were able … Continue reading »

Weed HS Returns for Emotional First Day

WEED, Calif. —  The students of Weed High School are finally returning to class this week, eight days after a fire ripped through their town. Many of the students are still dealing with the devastation of the Boles fire, but many said they were thankful to be back. Tuesday, students and administrators said, was a day of grief, … Continue reading »

Students Face Changes in Weed

WEED, Ca. — Students in Weed return to the classroom Tuesday morning after the Boles Fire ripped through the city. Last week, teachers were leading their kids to safety as the school evacuated. Six classrooms were damaged by heat, smoke and water. Nothing can be salvaged from those rooms. Teachers spent Monday clearing space for … Continue reading »

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