Issue: April 04, 2019

Morning, readers!

What a week for weather! I hope you're nice and dry when you pick up your copy of this week's issue. For our feature story, we offer insight into how the state is looking to get ahead of the next fire season. We also look at how a $100,000 grant awarded to the Butte County Fire Safe Council will help create a forest management plan locally.

In other news: Residents complain about damage to property due to PG&E tree removals while the utility pushes forward with its plan to remove 91,000 trees in the Camp Fire burn zone; Southside Oroville folks speak out about what they see as negligence on the part of the city to act regarding neighborhood blight; and rain storms stop the Chico council's meeting mid-evening, but not before votes on a cannabis committee and declaring a climate emergency.

Til next week,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor