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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.

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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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On Sept. 12, 2015, the Valley Fire swept through Lake County, burning through 70,000 acres of woodland, killing four people and torching 1,280 structures, including the Carolynn Spezza's home in Middletown. Now, two years into the recovery process, 75-80 percent of the structures that burned have not been rebuilt.

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Four generations of the Frey family live and work on the Redwood Valley winery, the first organic and biodynamic winery in the county.  They were ravaged by the fast moving Redwood Valley fire.  April Dembosky has the story.  

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