Insurers Warn Weed Homeowners of Scams

WEED, Ca. — As homeowners sift through their properties fro items left behind, state insurance officials are on the lookout for scammers. Most residents of Weed have seen nothing but support from their community. But, unfortunately, disasters like this can be an opportunity for some to take advantage of those most affected. State officials said … Continue reading »

Therapists Available At Boles Fire

WEED, Ca. — A group of psychologists are holding free group therapy session for Weed residents throughout the weekend. The group, which includes behavioral experts, child experts and social workers from around the area, will be holding these session at no charge. It will be an opportunity for those affected to share their experiences and … Continue reading »

Weed Elementary Hopes To Re-Open Tuesday

WEED, Ca. — At Weed Elementary, teachers said smoke filled the hallways and sparks began to fly just minutes after they realized there was a fire outside their doors. Administrators went back to the K-8 school Wednesday to assess the damage and see when they will be able to get kids back in classes. Classrooms … Continue reading »

Red Cross Shelters Help Fire Victims

WEED, Ca. — The Red Cross shelters have relocated. There is only one shelter right now and it is at the Mt. Shasta Armory. Red Cross supervisors said that between the two previous shelters at Yreka and Mt. Shasta High Schools they had over 100 people, but today at the Armory they are only expecting … Continue reading »

California Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Starting next year, millions of California workers will be able to take paid sick leave. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will make that happen. The legislation requires employers provide sick days to certain employees based on a formula of hours worked. Governor Brown says that he rejects … Continue reading »

California to Regulate Groundwater

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lawmakers in California continue to push legislation to regulate groundwater in the state. Right now, California is one of the last states in the west that lets residents pump as much water as they want. Yesterday the state senate passed a bill that would require some local governments to start managing wells. … Continue reading »

Ebola Testing in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif — A suspected Ebola patient is being tested in California. Health officials say, the person is being tested and treated for the deadly virus in Sacramento.They also say, the person is being isolated, although there is no danger to the public. Dr. Gil Chavez, a California State Epidemiologist, says “We are aware that in Sacramento … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Brings Thick Smoke

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. —  An estimated 20 fires make up the Happy Camp Complex each of which is sending thick smoke  into the sky and while the fires continue to be fought, the fire camp continues to grow. Thick smoke in Happy Camp had Bonita Thom wearing a mask as she worked outside helping her … Continue reading »

California Crews Battle OR Gulch Fire

YREKA, Calif. – The Oregon Gulch Fire is burning more than 9,000 acres in California.  On Sunday, fire crews were back on the line.  Most of the fire to the west and south has been “black lined.”  Fire officials said this is not a containment line, but a fire line that keeps the fire from … Continue reading »

California Cracking Down on Fireworks

Yreka, Calif. — CAL FIRE officials say recent high temperatures and drying winds have created extreme fire risks, and has much of Northern California has red flag warnings. Many California counties ban fireworks altogether, and the state has strict guidelines about what fireworks are approved. Under California law, illegal fireworks include sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial … Continue reading »

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