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A water truck crashes and the driver is injured in the Redwood Valley area. The CHP reports Matthew Black of Lakeport was behind the wheel of the 1991 Kentworth water truck on West Road near Road N Monday morning. The CHP reports he tried to gain control of his vehicle, but then flipped and slid on the shoulder of the road, hit a tree and two fences before coming to a stop. Ukiah Valley Fire Authority says they removed the fuel tank from the truck so it didn’t leak. The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital. No word on his injuries.

A fire has damaged a mobile home in Calpella. Crews got a call Monday afternoon to a report of a fire in the 4600 block of Sunnycrest Drive. Firefighters say when they arrived there was smoke coming out of the home and the elderly female resident was already outside. Apparently she tried dousing the flames herself but was overwhelmed by smoke. The fire reportedly started in a bedroom, and firefighters worked so it wouldn’t spread. The bedroom was damaged badly and a wall was removed during the firefight. Fire officials say it looks to be an accidental fire, that started in an outlet with old aluminum wiring with a lamp plugged into it.

A new law in Calif looks to rein in pharmacy benefit managers or PBMs. North Coast Assemblyman Jim Wood drafted the bill the Governor recently signed as drug prices keep skyrocketing. Wood says he spent two years on the legislation. He says drug prices are a major contributor to health care costs going up. The PBMs are Express Scripts, CVS Health and OptumRX. Wood says his bill calls for more transparency. It bans a gag clause restricting pharmacists from telling a patient they can save money by not using insurance.

A Redwood Valley Rebuilding Town Hall is happening after the Redwood Complex Fire last year. There will be federal, state, and county leaders at the town hall in Mendocino County tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. Residents will get the latest updates on the Water District Reconstruction and Improvement Project. Nearly 190 homes in the Water District destroyed by the fire last October, 500 altogether were burned. And now the work to rebuild the water system to meet modern building standards and associated water flow requirements. The money’s been raised and the initial design has begun with a start next spring on the project. Senator Mike McGuire will be at the meeting along with Congressman Jared Huffman and Assemblyman Jim Wood at Eagle Peak Middle School.

Two people accused of having a firearm and conspiracy are charged. One of them, Negie Fallis of Covelo is also accused of being involved in the disappearance of his ex girlfriend. Fallis has pleaded no contest to being a convicted felon in unlawful possession of a firearm, and admitted he served a prison term for a felony child abuse in Glenn County. He will be sentenced in December to a stipulated four year state prison sentence. His girlfriend Antonia Dulce Bautista Dalson also of Covelo, also entered a no contest plea to a being an accessory for helping Fallis get away from cops and hiding firearms. She will be sentenced next month too. She may be eligible for probation, but faces a year in jail or three years in prison. There’s still an ongoing case for the disappearance of Khadijah Britton.

Coffey Park residents have come together to mark the one year anniversary of the Tubbs Fire which tore thru the neighborhood in Santa Rosa. The Press Democrat reports as many as 500 fire survivors and supporters had a silent vigil and read the names of those who died in the most destructive fire in California history. 24 people were killed in Sonoma County and 5,300 homes burned. Five people died in the Coffey Park neighborhood and 1,321 homes were destroyed. So far 21 new homes have been erected. There are 520 more under construction.

The cause of a fire that burned in July has been revealed by Cal Fire. Investigators say the Steele Fire in Napa County in the Berryessa Highlands area was due to equipment use. But they’ve not expanded on that. Lake Co News reports reaching out to the agency for further explanation, to no avail. The fire had people evacuating their homes and destroyed eight structures and damaged four others. 135 acres were blackened in the fire. The fire burned at the same time the Ranch and River fires in the Mendocino complex in Lake and Mendocino counties were also burning.

Wildfire debris removal is done in Siskiyou County, but continues elsewhere. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services announced the work continuing in Lake and Shasta counties. With final inspections to be done by the middle of this month. Since the end of August they’ve removed more than 13,670 tons of wildfire debris off 49 private properties. They’re still working on removing debris after the Carr Fire in Shasta County and in Lake County after the Pawnee and Mendocino Complex fires.

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