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The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office issued mandatory evacuation orders Friday night at 8:37pm for the River Fire in the Hopland area. Calfire reported the fire at 4,000 acres at 7:00pm with 0% containment. 

Calfire reported the Ranch Fire Friday night at 1,000 acres and 0% containment. Two firefighters were injured. 


A Place To Call Home: Michelle Sides

Jul 27, 2018

July 27, 2018 -- As part of our series of interviews with people about their experiences with homelessness, today we'll hear from Michelle Sides. She was homeless for a little while when her sons, now grown, were children. She talks about how preparing good food, practicing yoga, and paying attention to other people's struggles have helped her heal. She says what people living on the streets most need is love, and encourages us all to take action to be kind. 


Climate change is intensifying wildfires across California.  Fires are burning hotter, faster, and they are more unpredictable.  Forester Chris Anthony discusses fire behavior and how it has changed since the 1930s. 


The Eel River Recovery Project ( ERRP) released the results of their latest (third) survey of the non native Sacramento pikeminnow in the Eel River. The results indicate the fish is thriving and is likely negatively impacting non native fish species such as Coho and Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, lamprey, and trout.  

A Place To Call Home: Four Stories

Jul 17, 2018

July 17, 2018 -- In this episode of "A Place To Call Home," we'll hear from four people about their experiences with homelessness. Karla Sylvester had gotten a job as a live-in caregiver, right before I met her. She talks about her work in the forests and on crabbing boats, and how hard it is to rely on other people for half of one's living expenses.

Dale Kleinsorge talks about living with serious health problems on the street, and how hard it is to stay safe.