• President Threatens to Withhold Calif. FEMA Funding Over Forest Management

    In a tweet Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump again threatened to cut off funding to California from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, citing concerns over forest management. “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest [sic] fires that, with proper Forrest Management [sic], would never happen. Unless they get their act […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Camp Fire Survivor Already at Home in the Valley

    At 86-years-old Mary Lee Harman is as fun and sassy as ever. She’s known for her big laugh. She has a lot to be thankful for these days, “I am very, very, very, very lucky.” She, her son Randy, his family and her dog sparky, just survived the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history: […]

  • Dozens of Farmers Continue to Harvest Despite Proximity of Fires

    Farmworkers in Oxnard and Camarillo have continued on, despite the devastating effects of the fires in Southern California. Even though the fires loom close, and toxicity is left in the wake of the Woolsey Fire that devastated Los Angeles and Ventura counties, dozens of farmers continued their work in the fields. Last Friday was the […]

  • President Trump to Visit California as Firefighters Gain Ground on Deadly Wildfires

    President Donald Trump will travel to California on Saturday to meet with people affected by the state’s deadly and historic wildfires, according to the White House. Details about locations President Trump will visit were not immediately available. The visit was announced as the death toll in the Northern California Camp Firegrew to 56. Hundreds more remain […]

  • Airbnb Hosts Offer Free Stays to Woolsey Fire, Hill Fire Evacuees, Volunteers

    Residents across Southern California are opening up their doors to the tens of thousands of people impacted by two devastating wildfires that together scorched nearly 100,000 acres in Ventura County. More than 850 homes throughout the region, including dozens in San Diego County, have been listed for free from Nov 8 to 29 through the short-term rental service […]

  • Trump draws ire from firefighters, celebrities for tweet about California fires

    The leader of the union that represents a majority of California’s firefighters said Saturday that President Donald Trump should apologize for blaming the state’s deadly wildfires on “poor” forest management. The Camp Fire in northern California reduced the town of Paradise to rubble and claimed the lives of 23 people, Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea […]

  • Fighting Extreme Fire Behavior

    Experts warn firefighters in California are facing fires that are more unpredictable and dangerous than ever. “These fires are getting to the point of where the behavior is so extreme there’s conditions and behavior, fire behavior that firefighters have never seen before and that’s a problem,” says Edward Smith, a forest ecologist with The Nature […]

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