California fires took thousands of homes. Now rent in hardest-hit areas is soaring!

Last week, Jeff Sugarman escaped his burning home in Santa Rosa, California. This week he faced the horrors of the region’s housing market. One of the first inquiries Sugarman made was about a rental house nearby that was listed for $3,700 a month on Zillow. But when he emailed about seeing it, the owner told him the price had soared. “He said insurance companies had … Continue reading California fires took thousands of homes. Now rent in hardest-hit areas is soaring!

Insider warnings: Martial law and millions of deaths when “Big One” hits California

The Big One is a long-overdue megaquake that’s expected to strike the west coast at any time, with California suffering the brunt of the devastation. Yet according to one first responder, the damage that will be caused by the Big One is going to be far worse than what you could imagine. While parts of California are currently burning down by vicious wildfires, another dramatic natural … Continue reading Insider warnings: Martial law and millions of deaths when “Big One” hits California

Compassion & Love in the Midst of Fires & Fear in California

Leave it to human ingenuity to solve almost anything. Lauren Mesaros, a California nurse, needed to flee from the Tubbs Fire going on in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties in Northern California. Mesaros also needed to get her three horses, including her pony Stardust, away from the flames as well. The problem? The trailer only held two of the three horses. Mesaros’ solution? Put Stardust … Continue reading Compassion & Love in the Midst of Fires & Fear in California