Press Releases

Community meeting will be held this Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and representatives from the County of Mendocino are coming together for a Redwood Valley Rebuilding Town Hall to provide an update on the Redwood Valley County Water District Reconstruction and Improvement Project. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Sacramento, CA – The size and scope of wildfires across California have increased in intensity and destruction over the past decade, impacting millions of residents and causing tens of billions in damage. 

The 2018 wildfire season eclipsed 2017 as the most destructive and deadliest year for wildfires in Golden State history. California’s largest, most destructive and deadly wildland fires have all taken place in the last decade – with over 38,000 homes, businesses and structures having been destroyed by California wildfires since 2015.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Californians left in the dark during power shutoffs or who face oncoming firestorms have their lives put at risk when their cell phones, cable, and landlines go down.

Last year, as the Kincade Fire burned in Sonoma County forcing the largest evacuation in the county’s history during one of the biggest Public Safety Power Shutoffs in California history, hundreds of cell towers residents have come to rely on went dark. This left hundreds of thousands of Californians in harm’s way without their cell phone during a disaster.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the commercial Dungeness Crab season will officially open south of the Mendocino-Sonoma county line next week, December 15 after a delay due to the risk of whale entanglement.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The State of California has approved California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) funding for Kincade Fire damages, which will result in the state covering 75 percent of many of the response and recovery costs incurred by local governments.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sacramento, CA – As residents in portions of 22 counties across Northern California prepare for their fifth widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff in the past 45 days, Senator McGuire and the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee held a special hearing to look at what actions can be taken to protect Californians. Senator McGuire released the following statement:

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sacramento, CA – As the Kincade Fire burns in Sonoma County forcing the largest evacuation ever in the county during one of the biggest Public Safety Power Shutoffs in California history, the cell towers residents have come to rely on have gone dark. This has left hundreds of thousands of Californians in harm’s way without their cell phone during a disaster.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, whose district has been ravaged by massive fires and heavily impacted by power shutoffs, released the following statement regarding today’s emergency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) meeting to hear responses from Pacific Gas & Electric leadership about the issues and concerns raised during and after last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff.

October 10 event is free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Humboldt County, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is looking forward to hosting a Community Coffee in Blue Lake with Supervisor Mike Wilson and Blue Lake Mayor Adelene Jones this Thursday, October 10.

The interactive event will be an opportunity for neighbors to have a collaborative conversation about the most important issues facing Blue Lake, Humboldt County and all of the North Coast.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Just days before the second anniversary of the 2017 North Bay Firestorm, Governor Newsom signed a package of wildfire mitigation, preparedness and response bills to build resilience, recover from wildfires, and protect Californians from catastrophic wildfires and natural disasters.