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Rebuilding in Wildfire Zones: A One-Stop Shop for Wildfire Victims

California is on fire. Already this year, thousands of people have lost their homes, and communities are struggling to figure out how to rebuild. Nikki Pechet wants to be the person they turn to. Pechet co-founded Homebound Inc. in 2018 after the Tubbs Fire destroyed 4,600 homes in Northern California, envisioning the company as a more efficient… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County Water-Wise Gardening & Firescaping, designing home landscape to reduce vulnerability to fire

As we experience the “new normal” of destructive wildfires paired with recent record-breaking temperatures over the past few years in California, it’s easy to feel hopeless about the effects of climate change. According to Climate Ready Sonoma County: Climate Hazards and Vulnerabilities, a report prepared by North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative for the Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection… Keep Reading

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California wildfire evacuees return home to find devastation

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Nikki and Kevin Conant returned to their home in Northern California wine country Wednesday to find only the charred remains of their home and burned pieces of the wine barrels they used to repurpose into custom-made art and furniture. “It was like a part of me is gone, burned up in… Keep Reading

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Frail seniors rescued from Oakmont senior community near Kenwood

With flames lighting up the surrounding hills, a stream of elderly residents from the Oakmont retirement community shuffled out of the facility early Monday morning, many clutching walkers or canes, or pushed in wheelchairs. Buses lined up to take them out of the neighborhood as the fires raging in Wine Country prompted a mandatory evacuation.… Keep Reading

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