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From heavy metals to COVID-19, wildfire smoke is more dangerous than you think When Erin Babnik awoke on the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, in Paradise, California, she thought the reddish glow outside was a hazy sunrise. But the faint light soon gave way to darkness as smoke from the burgeoning Camp fire rolled in.… Keep Reading

SANTA ROSA, CA — A vegetation fire that burned more than 3 acres Tuesday on a rural piece of property owned by the city of Santa Rosa was determined to be human-caused, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said. The fire was reported at 3:49 p.m. by multiple callers who said they saw smoke in the… Keep Reading

Veterans, Service Members Invited To Lake Cahuilla

LAKE CAHUILLA, CA — Entry to Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park in La Quinta will be free for veterans and service members over Memorial Day weekend. Free admission will be offered Saturday through Monday, when veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to enjoy a day at the park surrounded by flags of each… Keep Reading

Upper Russian River Basin Under Mandatory Water Restrictions

SONOMA COUNTY, CA — In order to protect fish habitat and drinking water supplies during the current drought, the State Water Resources Control Board announced Wednesday it is restricting water diversions in the Upper Russian River basin. The restrictions affect 930 “junior” water rights holders whose rights date from after 1914 and come in the… Keep Reading

Five Reasons to Love California Wine Country This Summer

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to get outside—and no better place to do it than California wine country. The summer season in the Golden State’s diverse wine regions is a special time with its beautiful weather and fun activities. Winery patios await, al fresco activities abound and scenic… Keep Reading

Remember to stop and smell the roses

This year of scant rain may have our smoky hearts concerned for the dry months ahead, yet 2021 is simultaneously rich with blossoms. The myriad roses are truly exceptional this season. From old fashioned climbers like the fragrant, pink Cecile Brunner or the thornless, golden profusion of Lady Banks, to the generous Floribundas and classy… Keep Reading

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