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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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The Espinoza family in Redwood Valley lost two homes to the Redwood Valley fire in October, 2017.  Now seven of them are staying in a one bedroom apartment and even though they are grateful for the place to stay, it can get stressful.  April Dembosky reports.  

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Rising waters of the Navarro River, fed by days of rain, spilled onto California Route 128 on Monday, forcing the road's closure between Route 1 on the Mendocino coast and Flynn Creek Road at Navarro, the first closing of the rainy season, Caltrans said.

"Route 128 is closed in Mendocino County near Route 1 due to flooding of the Navarro River," Caltrans reported in social media. "It is unknown at this time when the highway will reopen."

Alternate routes to the Mendocino coast are available via Flynn Creek Road or Philo-Greenwood Road. Motorists are advised to use caution.

Property owners who lost homes or had other structures destroyed by the October firestorms can have their properties cleaned of any hazardous waste and debris at no out-of-pocket cost through a program being offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, they must act quickly. The state of California’s Office of Emergency Services has set the deadline to sign up for the program by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

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