On the West Coast, Ventura County is one of the few local governments to have drawn up a recent postnuclear survival document. The 252-page plan assumes that a nuclear bomb has hit downtown Los Angeles, roughly 60 miles to the southeast, and includes details for everything from clearing transportation routes to handling fallout and disposing of dead bodies. On the plan’s cover, a mushroom cloud balloons into the sky. … [Read more...] about Can SF plan for surviving a North Korean nuclear strike?
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How many thousands of unique devices tapped into the city’s free Wi-Fi at public parks and recreation centers during December: … [Read more...] about Checking out tech: Library will lend out laptops, mobile hotspots
“Any cuts are either an oversight or a sign of shortsighted thinking,” Schwarz said. “It means that the last couple of years we spent getting this program up and running will be wasted. It really reflects our current administration’s lack of understanding of the ways science is part of the infrastructure needed to build and keep our community healthy.” … [Read more...] about Trump administration slashes funds for reducing teen birth rates
On Sunday, 300 campers and 200 staff members arrived at Camp Tawonga’s cabins near the scenic middle fork of the Tuolumne River. The group had been reassured by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, and U.S. Forest Service officials that the fire was no threat to the camp, said Jamie Simon, Tawonga’s executive director. … [Read more...] about Hundreds evacuated from Yosemite summer camps due to smoke
The state’s public health orders are keeping several hundred firefighters on lockdown. That deals a potentially devastating blow to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which has relied on inmate crews to cut fire breaks, put out embers and do a lot of the dirty work necessary to suppress deadly infernos like those that have plagued California in recent years. … [Read more...] about As coronavirus ravages inmate fire crews, state forced to hire more firefighters