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Community Foundation of Mendocino County

When the October firestorms hit Mendocino County, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County sprung into action and immediately started raising money for the fire victims and community fire recovery efforts.  Years of preparation for a disaster paid off and the foundation has so far raised about $2,000,000.  President and CEO Megan Barber Allende discusses the Disaster Fund and the foundation's fire recovery plans. 

Members of local fire safe councils gathered at the Redwood Valley Grange to offer tips about how to make their communities safer and more resilient to fire. In this story, we'll hear about how one community maintained communications during the recent disaster, and how another created maps that helped out-of-state responders find their way through unfamiliar terrain. The event was sponsored by the Hopland Research and Extension Center, and featured experts from a wide range of fire-related fields of expertise.

Members of the cannabis community held a benefit at Kure Wellness, a Ukiah-area dispensary, to raise funds for families who lost federally uninsurable property in the recent fires. Check out the full story to hear about how local growers and business owners are working to recover from the past and prepare for the future.

Sheri Quinn

At a recent meeting on renter's rights in Santa Rosa, renters were able to ask questions such as "do I owe rent for the time I was evacuated, does my landlord have to pay for my losses?" Kendall Jarvis of Sonoma County Legal Aid answered these questions and more.  Steve Mencher of KRCB reported on the event and shared their story with us at Kzyx News.  It could help answer some questions for renters in Mendocino County who were impacted by the October wildfires. 

The opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season in Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties is being delayed, according to the Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Charlton Bonham. The reason, poor crab meat quality test results, which show the crab are not filled out enough prior to harvest. The delay is expected to last a minimum of 15 days until December 16, 2017.

 

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