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On the morning of Sept. 15, 2014, people in the northern California community of Weed were enjoying a sunny fall day. Children were settling into their week at school. The Weed Community Center’s gym was echoing with the sound of teen-... Read More
Anne Kubisch, president of The Ford Family Foundation, served on the Governor’s Wildfire Economic Recovery Council in Oregon.This excerpt from the Council’s report offers key findings and recommendations.[caption align="left"]Recovering... Read More
The victims of the Boles Fire were not just people. While there were no human fatalities from the fire, the Siskiyou Humane Society in Mt. Shasta estimates that more than 100 pets died in the blaze; many more were injured.The organization’... Read More
Jennifer Rubio left her hometown of Weed last August to start her third year at Chico State. Twenty-two days after her departure, Rubio learned that she would never again open the front door to her home, cuddle her dog, Milo, or flip... Read More