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Power ended up remaining on in California’s Sierra Foothills after days of PG&E warning that it might be shut off. The utility had warned that tens of thousands of people would lose power in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra and Yuba counties, but those shutoffs never ended up happening because weather conditions improved. PG&E President Andy Vesey says they understand people are frustrated about the power shutoffs. By the time PG&E announced that the power would stay on, those schools and many other businesses had already closed for the day. Electricity was shut off and remains off for about 48 thousand customers in parts of the North Bay.

Sonoma County officials are looking for solutions to a homeless encampment between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. Dozens of people urged supervisors to act on the issue during a meeting this week. The encampment sits along a section of the eight-point-five-mile public Joe Rodota Trail. People said property values have decreased, there is litter, human waste and a nasty smell near their property along the trail. The board decided to direct its staff to come up with innovative solutions that will be discussed next month.

And a Christmas tree shortage could cause tree prices to soar across the state. Several tree farms in Oregon have had to shut down due to a shortage of fully-grown trees. The hot and dry summers the past two years destroyed many of the young trees. Due to this you can expect to pay about 25-dollars more this year for a Christmas tree.

Rain and cooler temperatures are on tap for next week in Sonoma County. The National Weather Service reports that two cold fronts are headed this direction. The first front is due to blow in late Tuesday into Wednesday and the second front could arrive on Turkey day.

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