TOMORROW: Governor Newsom to Visit East Bay to Discuss Wildfires 


BERKELEY– Governor Gavin Newsom will join Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín as well as state and local fire officials and responders to discuss the hazards posed by wildfires at the interface where wildland and urban development meet.

The event will take place just a short distance from the North Orinda Fuel Break – one of the 35 priority fuel reduction projects the Governor approved on an expedited basis last month to help reduce the public safety risk from wildfire.

Despite significant investment from the state, urban communities like Oakland and Berkeley remain at risk from wildfire. The Oakland Hills Fire in October 1991 destroyed 3,469 homes and apartment units and 2,000 automobiles and resulted in 25 fatalities.

Who: Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter.

Where: Tilden Regional Park Wildcat Canyon Road at Shasta Rd, Berkeley, CA 94708 (Near The Brazilian Room.)

When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. (Members of the media should plan to arrive shortly after 11:00 a.m.)

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must RSVP to by 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, April 23, 2019.