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Blog: Q&A — Trauma and resilience in California disaster response and readiness

It’s important to pay attention to the psychological impact of disasters. Oftentimes, there is an initial, understandable focus on basic needs and stabilization in the aftermath of disasters. But neglecting psychosocial well-being is short-sighted. There is a lot of empirical evidence demonstrating its impact on other elements of individual and community health and resilience, both initially and over the long-term.

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Some Los Angeles, San Bernardino county cities asked to limit water use amid pipeline repairs

Residents of several Southern California communities are being asked to limit water use this week while a major pipeline is closed for repairs. Starting Monday, the state Department of Water Resources will be fixing a portion of the Rialto Pipeline, which serves cities in parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

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Gavin Newsom: Salton Sea at ‘tipping point’

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom visited the Salton Sea on Thursday to witness up close the environmental and public health perils facing the communities surrounding the sea’s shrinking shoreline. … Newsom was in town because he sits on the California State Lands Commission, which met in Palm Springs later in the day. 

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Grant to help restore ‘the forest below the bluffs’

A century and a half ago, the land below the Panorama Bluffs was carpeted with elderberry and cottonwood, oak and sycamore, honey mesquite and mule fat — a shrub also known as water-wally. The now-endangered Bakersfield cactus bloomed on the hillsides, and coyote and bobcat prowled the trails as red-tailed hawks patrolled the skies and beavers built dams in the nearby waters of the Kern River.

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Mathews resigns from Yuba County Water Agency committee over groundwater initiative

Yuba County Water Agency board member Charlie Mathews resigned last week from one of the committees he serves on over what he said was an attempt by the water agency to quash an initiative he is proposing. An official with the agency said it’s Mathews’ way to have discussions out of the public’s eye.

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Congresswoman wants Navy to help fight Mexican sewage spills

[Rep. Susan] Davis, a San Diego Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, has grown concerned about untreated sewage leaking from Tijuana’s aging and overworked wastewater collection and treatment system, a problem exacerbated by surges of fecal contamination when Mexican pipes break, pumps fail and rain falls.

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