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California Gov. Gavin Newsom declined to endorse the cash payments – which could reach as high as $1.2 million for a single recipient – recommended by his reparations task force, telling Fox News Digital that dealing with the legacy of slavery “is about much more than cash payments.”
“The Reparations Task Force’s independent findings and recommendations are a milestone in our bipartisan effort to advance justice and promote healing. This has been an important process, and we should continue to work as a nation to reconcile our original sin of slavery and understand how that history has shaped our country,” Newsom said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
While the Democratic governor applauded the task force’s work, he declined to endorse any specific recommendations, though he pledged to continue to “advance systemic changes that ensure an inclusive and equitable future for all Californians.” News sources spoke with the Governor’s office and were told that the Governor had not made a definitive decision on no cash payments, and he would address this later in the week.
In an effort to cut down on the community’s overall fire risk and to educate its residents, the Auburn City Fire Department is hosting “Stop the Ember,” its first wildfire preparedness festival, this Saturday, May 13.
The free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gold Country Fairgrounds and will host a number of educational presentations along with family friendly activities to engage attendees of all ages.
The event will feature ongoing 30-minute presentations on a variety of wildfire topics, including home hardening, defensible space education and insurance discussions. There will be 30 wildfire preparedness booths to provide information.
The event will also feature several entertainment vendors to delight attendees young and old, including line dancing, woodworking, planting stations, cookie decorating, a dunk tank and a bounce house.
The schedule of speakers includes:
10:30 a.m. – Wildfire resiliency and defensible space consultant
11 a.m. – Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council
11:30 a.m. – United Auburn Indian Community presentation
Noon – Red Cross: Disaster preparedness
12:30 p.m. – Placer Resource Conservation District: Controlled Burn Program
1 p.m. – Auburn Police Department: Evacuation Preparedness and Process
1:30 p.m. – Fortress fire retardant systems
2 p.m. – Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
2:30 p.m. – Acting State Fire Marshal, Daniel Berlant
3 p.m. – Tree Pros: Demonstration of defensible space for structures
3:30 p.m. – CAL FIRE tour
The event is free to the public, including parking at the fairgrounds.