Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Roundup for September 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Roundup for September 17, 2020

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The FDA approved an abbreviated new drug application for propofol injectable emulsion USP 200 mg/20 mL, 500 mg/50 mL, and 1,000 mg/100 mL, for Single Patient Use Only. Propofol injectable emulsion 10mg/mL is an intravenous […]

Forest Service Officials Confirm Firefighter Fatality on El Dorado Fire

Forest Service Officials Confirm Firefighter Fatality on El Dorado Fire

San Bernardino, CA…USDA Forest Service officials on the San Bernardino National Forest have confirmed the death of a firefighter on the El Dorado Fire. The incident took place on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters […]

Governor Newsom Announces $76 Million in First Round of Homekey Awards

Governor Newsom Announces $76 Million in First Round of Homekey Awards

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom announced the first round of awards for Homekey, California’s nation-leading $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing – including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties – and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Nearly $76.5 million was awarded by […]

Census Bureau Reports that Household Income Was Highest Ever at $68,703 in 2019.

Census Bureau Reports that Household Income Was Highest Ever at $68,703 in 2019.

Washington, DC…The U.S. median household income was $68,703 in 2019, 6.8% higher than in 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released today. That’s the highest median U.S. household income since they began recording it. But the COVID-19 pandemic affected who responded , potentially biasing the estimate upward. So, was household income last year really […]

A Joint Air Quality Advisory Issued by Calaveras County Public Health & Air Pollution Control District

A Joint Air Quality Advisory Issued by Calaveras County Public Health & Air Pollution Control District

San Andreas, Calif. — The Calaveras County Health Officer and Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions due to drift smoke from the various fires around the State. There are currently no fires burning in Calaveras County. […]

The Presentation of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Sergeant Major Thomas Payne, U.S. Army

The Presentation of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Sergeant Major Thomas Payne, U.S. Army

Washington, DC…THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Chaplain Winton. Really, a beautiful job. And thank you for your service. Please. Thank you. Today, it’s my privilege to present the Congressional Medal of Honor to a warrior who has devoted the last two decades to fighting the forces of terror. Please join me in welcoming today’s […]

Governor Newsom Signs Bill Eliminating Barriers that Block Former Inmate Fire Crews from Becoming Career Firefighters After Serving their Sentences

Governor Newsom Signs Bill Eliminating Barriers that Block Former Inmate Fire Crews from Becoming Career Firefighters After Serving their Sentences

Oroville, CA…At the site of the North Complex Fire, Governor Newsom signed AB 2147, a bill that eliminates barriers that prevent former inmate fire crews from pursuing a career as a firefighter once they served their time. Authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, the bill allows nonviolent offenders who have fought fires as members of […]

Calaveras Public Health Reports 8 Deaths (All Tied to Avalon Healthcare), 12 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

Calaveras Public Health Reports 8 Deaths (All Tied to Avalon Healthcare), 12 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA…On Friday, September 11, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 8 new deaths and 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The latest fatalities include 2 females and 6 males all over the age of 65. All 8 deaths stem from the outbreak among residents of Avalon Health Care San Andreas. All individuals […]

North Complex Fire Claims 10 Lives, 244,203 Acres & 2,000 Structures Destroyed

North Complex Fire Claims 10 Lives, 244,203 Acres & 2,000 Structures Destroyed

Oroville, CA…North Zone: From Lee Summit to Claremont Peak, the fire remains in the current footprint. Crews are engaged with tactical firing operations near Lookout Rock and reinforcing structure protection in the Bucks Lake, Haskins, and Highlands areas. Crews are prepping existing roads and building dozer lines to tie in with old fire scars and […]

Contractors UWPA is Looking for You!

Contractors UWPA is Looking for You!

Angels Camp, CA…UWPA is looking for licensed contractors who are available to provide skilled labor during a three-week period: November 2 – 20, 2020. The work is near Hathaway Pines and involves repairing and replacing sections of historic wooden flume that provides the water supply for the communities of Murphys, Douglas Flat, Vallecito and Angels […]

Health Officer Order Prohibiting Fires on Private Property in Alpine County

Health Officer Order Prohibiting Fires on Private Property in Alpine County

Markleeville, CA…Effective immediately, I am ordering that all outdoor fires, including campfires, bonfires, pit fires, charcoal fires, or any other open flame fires are hereby prohibited on all private lands throughout Alpine County. This prohibition shall be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors at their next meeting and each meeting thereafter and will continue until […]

The Fab Five Back in Action Today as Budget Hearings Continue

The Fab Five Back in Action Today as Budget Hearings Continue

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action today as budget hearings continue. The full agenda is below…. Board of Supervisors Continued Meeting 9/9/2020 9:00 AM Board of Supervisors Chambers 891 Mountain Ranch Road   San Andreas, CA 95249 Downloads:  Agenda  Agenda Packet Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Announcements This […]

CCWD Cancels Reach 1 Water Pipeline Outreach Meeting Today

CCWD Cancels Reach 1 Water Pipeline Outreach Meeting Today

San Andreas, CA…Cancellation of the Highway 4 Reach 1 Water Pipeline Replacement Project and Public Outreach Meeting Today. Due to the widespread power outage in Calaveras County, CCWD is cancelling the virtual public outreach meeting scheduled for 12:00 p.m. today. The next meeting is scheduled on Tuesday September 15th at 5:30 p.m. As a reminder, […]

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Back in Action Today With Budget Hearings & More

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Back in Action Today With Budget Hearings & More

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Back in Action Today With Budget Hearings & More. The full agenda is below….   Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting 9/8/2020 8:00 AM Board of Supervisors Chambers 891 Mountain Ranch Road   San Andreas, CA 95249 Downloads:  Agenda  Agenda Packet  Video Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call To […]

The Latest on PSPS Outages from Calaveras OES, 13,072 PG&E Customers Included

The Latest on PSPS Outages from Calaveras OES,  13,072 PG&E Customers Included

San Andreas, CA…The latest from county OES….”We’ve received the latest potential outage area maps from PG&E, and have learned that the Communities of Murphys, Douglas Flat, Vallecito, and the area between Camp Connell to the County line are now INCLUDED in the 13,072 PG&E Customers that may be affected by the potential PSPS Event. The […]

Forest Service Temporarily Closes Southern California National Forests, Stanislaus National Forest Now Closed!

Forest Service Temporarily Closes Southern California National Forests, Stanislaus National Forest Now Closed!

Vallejo, CA…Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures and fire restrictions to […]

Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Proclamation to Allow Additional Energy Generation Amid Heat Wave

Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Proclamation to Allow Additional Energy Generation Amid Heat Wave

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation to free up additional energy capacity amid extreme temperatures across California.  The proclamation permits power plants to generate more power by suspending certain permitting requirements, helping to alleviate the heat-induced demands on the state’s energy grid. Facilities are required to report any violations of these suspended permitting […]

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