As fall takes hold, crews are identifying and removing hazard trees, and locating burned-out root balls that still could be smoldering underground, Schoof said. They also hope to stabilize slopes before winter rains cause erosion and pour ash and silt into Pescadero Creek, a spawning habitat for steelhead trout. The threat of mudslides across the region looms large. … [Read more...] about After CZU fire scorched Santa Cruz Mountains, some parks reopen, others remain closed
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“You know,” Trump went on, “when a tree falls, after 13 to 14 months it becomes extremely dry. You look at some of these fires, they don’t really catch where the trees are growing because they’re wet. The water’s pouring up the tree. And they just don’t want to listen. They mocked us when I said that. You got to clean your floors. Just an expression.” … [Read more...] about Trump on California wildfires: ‘You got to get rid of the leaves’
The Trump campaign is betting that traditional door-to-door campaigning will pay big dividends. The campaign has claimed it has more than 2.5 million volunteers. As Newsweek has pointed out, this would be a greater number than the 2.2 million who backed then-candidate Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWall Street backed Biden campaign with million in 2020 cycle: report Obama, Biden to campaign together in Michigan The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Tech execs testify on platforms' liability MORE during his dramatic 2008 run for the White House. … [Read more...] about The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds
“It’s tricky. But to be absolutist and say it’s morally wrong to be involved in anything that’s risky — you can’t do that for a year and a half,” said Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine. “This thing is no longer a novelty, it’s no longer a ‘Let’s buck up and get through a few months.’ As you decide how to personally weigh risks and benefits, you have to factor in the notion of sustainability.” … [Read more...] about It’s been six months since the Bay Area sheltered in place: What have we learned?