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SACRAMENTO — California is funding two companies to develop prototypes of innovative firefighting technology over the next few months in four counties, including Butte County. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the projects Wednesday. They are part of a new procurement process established in January that is designed to spur innovation in government contracts. Since the spring, […]


The Fortuna Camera Club has announced the winners of its most recent photography competition — and one photographer, Ron Irvin, took top honors in all categories. In Electronic A (manipulation allowed), first place went to “Dining Out Along” by Irvin; second place, “Shadow Play” by Sue Pfau; third place, “Crab Spider” by Jackie Wales; and […]