Tax Day in Butte County: Camp Fire Survivors Look to Defer on Lost Homes
Today is Tax Day in Butte County. Property taxes are due — which means that former residents of places like Paradise and Magalia have been packing into the County Assessor's Office in recent days. They're looking for deferrals on paying taxes for homes that no longer exist.
Reporter: Lily Jamali
FEMA Delivers RV Trailers to House Homeless Fire Evacuees
Some families left homeless by the Camp Fire, have begun to move into RV trailers provided by FEMA. The region got some more trailers over the weekend. But with 2,000 units needed and around 16 RV trailers delivered, there's still a long way to go.
Reporter: Polly Stryker
Advocates Call for Nursing Home Inspections to Address Elder Abuse
As the new legislative session convened in Sacramento last week, a San Francisco-based advocacy group called on legislators to deal with problems in the state's long-term care system. Advocates say rampant elder abuse and neglect goes unnoticed and unpunished.
Reporter: Hope McKenney
Thousands of Kaiser Mental Health Workers Go On Strike
About 4,000 mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente hit the picket line today for a strike that's expected to last all week. Their main complaint is that Kaiser won't fix understaffing issues that force patients to deal with long wait times for therapy appointments.
Reporter: April Dembosky
Let's head to the border now, where a mother from El Salvador and her 4-year-old son were separated back in March. Their separation almost became permanent when a federal judge in San Diego declined to reunite them. KQED’s Julie Small has been following this story, and spoke with the mother by phone from Chicago, where she’s now at a shelter with her son.
Reporter: Julie Small
In every fire, some people ignore evacuation orders. This frustrates fire officials, but in some cases, the people who stay behind do save their homes. This reality raises difficult policy questions.
Reporter: Sharon McNary
Central Valley Voters Report Confusion at Polls
After claiming victory on election night, Central Valley Republican congressman David Valadao has now conceded defeat. His race is one of two in the region where some voters claim they were confused about how and where to cast their ballots.
Reporter: Alex Hall