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EDUHSD superintendent finalist for superintendent of Elk Grove. Hoffman has been serving as superintendent of EDUHSD for four years and assistant superintendent for two and a half years. Hoffman grew up and currently resides in Elk Grove with his family.
As expected, Monday was a tough day for fire agencies fighting the King fire. With hot weather, heavy fuel load, and steep terrain made it a hard day for firefighters. One team had to deploy their personal Fire Shelters to save their lives when fire conditions grew so bad that a rescue was not possible. Evac center relocated. As Arizona Hot Shots arrive to help, another Arizona Hot Shot is remembered.
Over a 24 hour period the fire grew from 3,000 acres with 800 firefighting personnel, to 8,600 acres with 1,477 firefighting personnel. Additional Evacuations ordered. 12 firefighters deploy Fire Shelters, all OK.
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The King Fire, near Forebay in the canyon of South Fork American River, about 3 miles northeast of Pollock Pines grew from 100 acres at the start of the day to an estimated 3,000 acres by the end of the day September 14th. The fire grew quickly but the direction of the fire's travel was away from more densely populated areas. Both the fire and air fight settled down for the cooler nighttime hours, but officials expect resources fighting the fire to double today in an effort to begin to gain contain the King Fire.
Clint Purvance, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Barton Health | 2014-09-14
"If passed as written, Proposition 46 would discourage doctors from working in California, jeopardize patient privacy, and increase patient and government healthcare costs."Clint Purvance, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Barton Health.