Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:     - Click for more Info
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Chris Lehman drops out of senate race

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A local candidate for the Noreen Evans State Senate seat has dropped out of the race. Arcata resident, Chris Lehman has decided instead to extend his support for another candidate.

Lehman said he’s  supporting Sonoma County Supervisor, Mike McGuire because he feels McGuire has the unique blend of experience and commitment to ensure our community is well represented in the senate. Lehman felt with their similar backgrounds and beliefs, there was no reason to wage a costly campaign when both believe the senate seat should represent all seven counties on the north coast.

Lehman looks forward to continuing his work to fight big tobacco and tobacco-related diseases, and working with Tom Steyer and Next Generation Climate Action in fighting for a healthier and cleaner environment.