My newest exhibit, "A Climate Change" explord the effect of climate change on the planet as well as on the climate of daily life. It's now up at the Putah Creek Winery tasting room in downtown Davis and will be up through May 8th! If you didn't get a chance to see it at the opening night reception, make sure to swing by. A self-guided tour booklet is available by the entrance.
Putah Creek Winery downtown tasting room
110 F Street, between F street market and T-Mobile
Davis, CA 95616
The recent Clayton fire in Lake County tore through the community of Lower Lake in Lake county, destroying over 150 structures including many in the historic downtown. Hundreds of residents were evacuated. A 40 year old Clearlake resident, Damon Pashilk, was arrested under suspicion of arson which has grievously angered an already stressed community as visions of last year's Valley, Jerusalem, and Rocky fires bring back painful memories and worries of the future.
Yesterday, Tuesday, August 16th, I drove into Lower Lake's historic Main street to photograph the damage and recovery efforts.
If you are interested in donating to help victims of the Clayton fire, please see:
Lake Area Rotary Club Assn. | Lake County Rising | North Coast Opportunities
Redwood Credit Union | The Salvation Army
The Habitat for Humanity building on Main Street in Lower Lake, CA was devastated by the Clayton Fire, with only one badly damaged wall still standing on Tuesday, August 16th. The group had been working to raise funds to help families rebuild from last year's Rocky, Jerusalem, and Valley fires which devastated the region. 2016.
The Cold Fire between Lake Berryessa and Winters continued today, moving northerly and growing from 2,200 acres at 6:00am this morning to 4,600 acres by 7:00pm this evening. Mop-up efforts took place along 128 throughout the day, as firefighters battled the fire's northward movement.
During July, I covered the Wragg wildfire which raged a week long, south of Lake Beryessa along highway 128, west of Winters. I grew up boating and hiking with my family on the lake and around the Beryessa area, so this fire had a rather personal ring to it for me, though that may be the subject of another piece some other time. While I'm saving the majority of my work for a larger piece on the California Drought, I wanted to share a few of the more remarkable images.
At nearly 7,000 acres burned, I thought it would end up being one of the larger wildfires in the region this summer, but not days after the Wragg fire was put out, the Rocky fire started north of Beryessa in Lake county, burning 70,000 acres. Immediately following that, the Jerusalem fire caught--now at 25,000+ acres burned as of writing this--and has merged with the area burned by the Rocky fire. Nearly 100,000 acres burned in Lake County, California alone.
Day 1 - Wednesday, July 22 | Davis & Winters