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Lassen County dismissed as defendant in Grace Foundation case

Monday, Aug. 4 — A $20 million lawsuit against Lassen County has been dismissed.

County Administrative Officer Richard Egan said an Orange County Superior Court judge made the decision today, Monday, Aug. 4. The lawsuit has been dismissed with prejudice meaning Beth DeCaprio, executive director of The Grace Foundation, will not be able to re-file the case.

All other defendants including Wells Fargo, Bank of America and the banks’ former attorney Tim Ryan were also dismissed.

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Agencies participate in live shooter training




Monday, Aug. 4 — Law enforcement officers and first responders participated in an all-inclusive live shooter training exercise Monday, Aug. 4, at the Lassen High School campus. Student volunteers acted as the gunman and as victims during the event. Look for the full story in the Tuesday, Aug. 12 edition of the Lassen County Times. Photos by Makenzie Davis  

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Brown declares state of emergency for Northern California wildfires

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today, Monday, Aug. 4, issued an emergency proclamation for the state of California due to the effects of wildfires in Lassen, El Dorado, Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta and Siskiyou counties that have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and other structures and damaged critical infrastructure.

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California National Guard helicopters ready to join firefight in Northern California

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 — As dozens of wildfires threaten several Northern California communities, hot temperatures and dry lightning increase the risk of more fires in communities where vegetation is already dry due to exceptional to extreme drought conditions, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services has tasked the California National Guard to activate specially trained helicopter units to assist local, state and federal fire agencies.

The helicopters are a combination of 14 UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters and three LUH-72 Lakota helicopters. The crews and assets from the California Army National Guard were activated under the direction of Adjutant General Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin at the request of Cal OES on behalf of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Firefighters making progress, more resources arrive

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 — Fire crews are making progress containing the 12,975-acre Day Fire northeast of Fall River Mills and hope to have the fire contained by fire lines by Saturday, Aug. 9, according to a press release from the Susanville Interagency Fire Center. The blaze is now 55 percent contained, and an evacuation for residents in the Lookout Ranchettes has been lifted.

Day Fire information is available by calling 638-3614.

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