Over the Thanksgiving holiday, fire crews under CAL FIRE command brought the Camp Fire in Butte County to 100% containment. Their work was helped by rainy weather and mutual aid from fire departments around the state and country. The Camp Fire is now ranked as the most destructive fire in California’s history for both structures destroyed and the number of lives lost.
CHANGE IN RESPITE POLICY EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018
Certain limits on respite services that were implemented in 2009 were repealed to be effective on January 1, 2018. Regional centers were limited to purchasing no more than 90 hours per quarter of in home respite services and 21 days of out of home respite services except when exemption criteria were met.