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Sonoma County Inspects Rural Properties for Fire Safety

Sonoma County is inspecting homes and properties to make sure that owners have cleared weeds and cut overgrown grass on their lots. This is the first time Sonoma County is doing defensible space inspections in partnership with local fire districts to make sure that firefighters can best protect homes from wildfires. Sonoma County Fire Chief James Marshall told the board of supervisors on Tuesday that about half of the properties inspected by officials so far are out of compliance with the…

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Civilians Who Tested Agent Orange Now Sick, Dying: Podcast

This year, our news team won three awards from the Public Media Journalists Association, formerly known as PRNDI. This week, we’re highlighting those stories. Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast, won first place in its category. In this excerpt, Reporter Jon Kalish talks to the…

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Experts Showcase Fire Resistant Building Materials

As we head into summer, homeowners are looking for ways to protect their properties from wildfire. KRCB's Adia White attended an event at the Santa Rosa Junior College Training Center hosted by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. The highlight of the event was a demonstration burn…

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