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How to improve California’s emergency alert system

The aftermath of every catastrophe includes a period of finger-pointing. In California, this has already begun. With firefighters still battling the remnants of devastating wildfires, questions about ... read more

Wildfires emphasize need to improve emergency alert systems

was how to improve them. California emergency managers use a patchwork of warning systems, and some do not even have a way to send text alerts during a disaster. There is little oversight by the state ... read more

Wine Country fires prompt bill to improve emergency alert system

“The size and scope of wild land fire events in California are only getting worse,” McGuire said in a statement. “It’s clear there are shortcomings in our emergency alert system and residents deserve ... read more

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Butte County to Reassess Emergency Alert System in Aftermath of Camp Fire

There is an alert system already in use in multiple California counties where notifications can ... Honea acknowledges that his department will be looking for ways to improve its emergency alert ... read more


Telecom companies would need to report outages to California emergency officials under proposed law

Telephone companies would need to alert state emergency officials ... would require those companies to notify the California Office of Emergency Services, which oversees emergency preparedness and ... read more

Mitsubishi Electric and HERE develop road hazard alert system to improve driver safety

Successful tests of new system in Japan and the United States Real-time sharing ... called Lane Hazard Warning, in California in the United States. This followed a successful trial in Ibaraki ... read more

The Energy 202: California utilities’ planned blackouts this wildfire season prompt residents to adopt solar power

Cakebread is just one of several residents whose concern about California utilities’ plans to impose blackouts has led them to install solar panels and battery systems to keep ... residents to sign up ... read more

California’s jails are so bad some inmates beg to go to prison instead

Garland is one of more than 175,000 people sentenced to county jails instead of state prisons in the last eight years because of sweeping changes to California’s justice system ... county has used ... read more

Why California's School Accountability Laws No Longer Work

Those laws remain on the books, but changes to the state's evaluation system ... any school in California theoretically operates. Administrators, principals, and teachers are constantly examining data ... read more

Lafayette Officials Encourage Residents To Prepare For Catastrophic Wildfire

LAFAYETTE (KPIX 5) — With northern California suffering through ... Contra Costa County has a community warning system that sends alerts to all AT&T hard-wired phones. But officials say people ... read more

The Health 202: Momentum is building in Congress to take on surprise medical bills

Work to lower prescription drug costs Prevent anti-competitive practices Address vaccine hesitancy & maternal mortality Improve ... system. You are reading The Health 202, our must-read newsletter on ... read more

Wildfires emphasize need to improve emergency alert systems

was how to improve them. As The Chronicle reported in the wake of the Wine Country fires, California emergency managers use a patchwork of warning systems, and some do not even have a way to send text ... read more



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