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Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season


AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

Ecologic in Manteca to produce paper wine bottles

Ecologic in Manteca to produce paper wine bottles

Truett-Hurst has announced it completed an agreement with Ecologic Brands to produce paper bottles for the PaperBoy brand. Ecologic Brands has been recognized for making America's first recycled paper bottles offering consumers a choice in packaging beyond plastic or glass.

Ecologic's 60,000 square foot facility in Manteca, California will enable the company to meet the increased demand for PaperBoy wine while providing greater management and transportation efficiencies. The San Joaquin Partnership assisted Ecologic in its location to Manteca last year.

1 killed, 1 detained in Isleton stabbing


SACRAMENTO – A disturbance between two people in Isleton turned deadly Sunday, according to information from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

A release from the sheriff's department indicated deputies were called to the 14800 block of State Highway 160 around 4:50 p.m. in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies determined one of the two people involved stabbed the other person during the altercation.

Medical personnel pronounced the stabbed individual dead at the scene.

Sheriff's homicide detectives detained one person for questioning, according to the release.

The motive for the stabbing was still undetermined as of 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The victim's identity was withheld pending notification of family.

Acquiesce Vineyards’ Sue Tipton grows more comfortable with her puristic style

Acquiesce Vineyards’ Sue Tipton grows more comfortable with her puristic style

Acquiesce Vineyards’ Sue Tipton

This past March 2014 Acquiesce Vineyards opened its tasting room doors once again, after being closed for over four months.  Why the down time?  For one, it’s because their wines – all white wines, except for one rosé, made from estate grown Rhône Valley (i.e. Southern French) grapes – have been selling out within a few months of being released.  They’re that good... Read More

Electronic Waste Disposal at Delta College, Sat April 12

Electronic Waste Disposal at Delta College, Sat April 12

Time for an "electronic spring cleaning." Want to FINALLY get rid of all those useless electronic items? From TVs to computers, printers, useless electronics of all sorts, even florescent bulbs, batteries, and more! OnSite Recycling visits Delta's Shima 2 Lot every 2nd Saturday of the month, 9am - 1pm. And guess what? This great service is FREE!
For more information on items OnSite will accept:
(209) 234-7994, or visit: http://bit.ly/Ql5L7u

Edible Easter basket

Edible Easter basket

It doesn't get much cuter than this edible Easter basket for your favorite dip... Read More