NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – As wildfires get larger and deadlier, one local school district is on the frontlines clearing danger away from classrooms. In Nevada County, the place where kids go to learn is also surrounded by some of the most dangerous fire risks in the state. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says Nevada City School District Superintendent Monica Daughterty wants to be ready. “It kind of makes your stomach turn for sure because you do, as a member of this community and somebody working at the school, feel that responsibility for the students,” she said. Her district partnered with the Nevada County Fire Safe Council and the California Conservation Corp to learn more about the safety needs on campus. “We have a lot of lessons that have been learned from the Camp Fire,” said Nevada Fire Safe Council Executive Director Jamie Jones. Several years ago in Paradise, thousands of students were evacuated. Photos … [Read more...] about Nevada City School District Completes Massive Tree Clearing Project In Effort To Protect Students From Wildfire Danger
SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — A new California data warehouse system unveiled Wednesday should help policymakers better understand and address the issue of homelessness in a state that has the most unhoused people in the country, officials said. This is the first time the information has been collected at a state level, according to the state’s homeless coordinating and financing council. The announcement comes two months after a state audit that criticized California for an approach so fragmented and incomplete as to possibly hinder efforts to get people into stable housing. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says “Given the magnitude of the homelessness crisis in California and the amount of funding the state and federal governments commit to combatting it, the state needs to ensure that its system for addressing problems … is coherent, consistent, and effective,” state auditor Elaine Howle said in a letter to Gov. Gavin … [Read more...] about ‘First Of A Kind’: New California Homeless Database Aims To Help Policymakers
With the establishment of his commission to study the possible packing of the Supreme Court, President Biden has adjoined his name to one of the most inglorious efforts of Franklin Roosevelt. Court packing has long been anathema in the United States, and polls have consistently shown the vast majority of Americans oppose the idea. Biden himself once denounced it as a “boneheaded” idea, but that was back in 1983, when there remained a real space in politics for at least the pretense of principle. Now Biden and others seem to think the Supreme Court must be canceled for its failure to yield to the demands of our age of rage. Many of us were surprised when he pandered to court packing calls in the 2020 primaries. Some of us have called for expanding the court over a lengthy transitional period, but commentators and some Democrats called for an immediate infusion of new justices to give liberals the controlling majority. Unhappy with conservative rulings, Democrats demanded that the … [Read more...] about Did Joe Biden pack the Supreme Court commission to simply fail?
NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — With COVID case rates dropping and vaccines becoming more available, most counties are getting closer to widespread reopening. But getting too comfortable is what is forcing Nevada County backward, as it’s in the middle of a virus surge while other areas celebrate. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says According to health officials, the county could be headed back to the purple tier and face more closures as soon as next week. “I was down here the other day walking and didn’t have my mask on. Today, it’s back on,” said Kelli Joel, as she walked down Main Street in Nevada City. Joel said the area has its own mindset about the virus. “It’s not going to happen in our backyard kind of sentiment. So we let our guard down,” said John Pierce, a Nevada City resident. Nevada County Health and Human Services Director Ryan Gruver said the surge is “related to not adhering to guidelines, people letting … [Read more...] about Nevada County COVID Cases Surge In Young People ‘Letting Their Guard Down’
SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California lawmakers on Thursday advanced what they called commonsense legislation requiring two state agencies to share information aimed at helping stop billions of dollars in pandemic-related unemployment fraud. The measure that cleared its first committee would require the beleaguered Employment Development Department to crosscheck unemployment applications with inmate records to identify fraudulent claims. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says State officials approved at least $810 million in the names of roughly 45,000 inmates, some of them on death row, according to a state audit in January that put the toll at more than double the amount previously reported by the state. Investigators say overall fraud losses will top at least $11 billion. “The notion that this type of fraud occurred simply because two agencies don’t communicate with each other during a global pandemic as we try to figure … [Read more...] about California Lawmakers Advance Bill Aimed At Stopping Unemployment Fraud