Napa County and its cities discuss coordinating marijuana policies – Napa Valley Register

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Napa County and its cities are learning together as they deal with a post-Proposition 64 California that has legalized recreational marijuana. Representatives from county and city governments met Wednesday at Napa Valley College for what was billed as a “Napa Countywide Cannabis Roundtable.” They heard presentations and then had a discussion. The outcome – they want to meet again and …

Jerry Brown thinks world 'closer to the brink of destruction' – Sacramento Bee

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Gov. Jerry Brown, his time in the nation’s capital winding down, set aside the remnants of an afternoon snack and contemplated the apocalypse. Brown has long been concerned about nuclear weapons dangers. But the chance to converse with international experts at his first board meeting of the Nuclear Threat Initiative found the Democratic governor particularly stimulated, and mulling what he …

Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix – seattlepi.com

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seattlepi.comStorm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fixseattlepi.comDennis Schmidt, Butte County’s public works director, said storms that led to the emergency at Oroville Dam tore out two roads and left potholes that will cost more than $1 million to repair. He said that will wipe out the county’s emergency budget. “I …and more » Read the full article …

Rain falls, and Central Valley flooding begins – Sacramento Bee

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Northern California braced for major flooding and widespread power outages late Monday as large amounts of rain fell on swollen rivers About 15 monitors along the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Cosumnes and other rivers showed water levels at or heading toward flood stage Monday afternoon, according to the California Nevada River Forecast Center. As evening arrived, officials ordered a mandatory evacuation …

Water level at Lake Oroville keeps falling despite rain – Redding Record Searchlight

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Redding Record SearchlightWater level at Lake Oroville keeps falling despite rainRedding Record SearchlightOROVILLE — The California Department of Water Resources said Saturday night that the level of Lake Oroville continues to fall despite the stormy weather, and the amount of water flowing down the spillway continues to be cut. Damage to spillways of the …and more » Read the full …

AP Exclusive: If Oroville Dam failed, people likely stuck – Redding Record Searchlight

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Redding Record SearchlightAP Exclusive: If Oroville Dam failed, people likely stuckRedding Record SearchlightAsked Friday whether residents immediately downstream would have time and warning to get out if the dam itself failed, Sheriff Kory Honea in Butte County, where Lake Oroville is located, answered, “it’s a very, very daunting challenge.” “That is why we …and more » Read the full …

Southbound I-15 traffic to LA will likely be slowed by emergency road repairs – News3LV

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News3LVSouthbound I-15 traffic to LA will likely be slowed by emergency road repairsNews3LVNorthwest of Sacramento, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office called for voluntary evacuations in Maxwell because of reports that rising water levels were threatening homes Saturday morning. Video showed roads turned into streams of brown water that …and more » Read the full article at: Southbound I-15 traffic …

Dramatic photos: Northern California town of Maxwell flooded, people rescued by boat – SFGate

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SFGateDramatic photos: Northern California town of Maxwell flooded, people rescued by boatSFGateColusa County Assistant Sheriff Jim Saso said Sunday that floodwaters are receding in the farm community of Maxwell, where dozens of people sought higher ground during Friday’s rain. Nobody was hurt as crews used boats to rescue people from a …and more » Read the full article at: Dramatic …

Dramatic photos: Northern California town of Maxwell flooded … – SFGate

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SFGateDramatic photos: Northern California town of Maxwell flooded …SFGateColusa County Assistant Sheriff Jim Saso said Sunday that floodwaters are receding in the farm community of Maxwell, where dozens of people sought higher …and more » Read the full article at: Dramatic photos: Northern California town of Maxwell flooded … – SFGate

Photos: California storms cause flooding, downed trees and sinkholes across state – The Mercury News

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var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]); Flood waters hampered motorists on Interstate 5 at Williams backing up traffic in both north and southbound lanes for hours on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area were facing a weekend return of heavy rain and winds that lashed them earlier in the week before the storm …

Town of Maxwell floods as worry about Oroville Dam shifts to creeks and canals – Sacramento Bee

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The first word on flooding came at 2 a.m. Saturday when residents of the tiny farm town of Maxwell began calling the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office. Hours later, many homes and businesses in the town of about 1,100 people were inundated with nearly a foot of water as residents fled to drier ground. A stark image shared by the National …

Town of Maxwell floods as worry about Oroville Dam shifts to creeks … – Sacramento Bee

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The first word on flooding came at 2 a.m. Saturday when residents of the tiny farm town of Maxwell began calling the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office. Hours later, many homes and businesses in the town of about 1,100 people were inundated with nearly a foot of water as residents fled to drier ground. A stark image shared by the National …

Northern California storm causes flooding, with worse to come – SFGate

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SFGateNorthern California storm causes flooding, with worse to comeSFGateMeanwhile, up north, Colusa County was dealing with flooding Saturday. While almost every town in the county had some flooding, Williams, Maxwell and Princeton appeared to be the heaviest hit. Those towns received about 3 inches of rainfall as of 8 a.m …and more » Read the full article at: Northern …

Northern California storm causes flooding, with worse to come … – SFGate

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SFGateNorthern California storm causes flooding, with worse to come …SFGateA rainstorm that swept through the Bay Area caused mudslides and traffic closures Saturday as the region prepared for yet another deluge to hit later this …and more » Read the full article at: Northern California storm causes flooding, with worse to come … – SFGate

Maxwell near I-5 floods as creeks swell; funnel cloud spotted near Nicolaus – Sacramento Bee

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Sacramento BeeMaxwell near I-5 floods as creeks swell; funnel cloud spotted near NicolausSacramento BeeI-5 is still slow due to flooding near Williams in Colusa County. Get QuickMap for … Noon: Residents of the town of Maxwell in Colusa County were flooded early Saturday as creeks and canals over-topped their banks, the National Weather Service reported.and more » Read the …