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Dog waited weeks at home destroyed by Camp Fire for family to return – When Andrea Gaylord arrived back home in Paradise following the destructive Camp Fire, she was surprised and overjoyed to see her beloved dog, Madison, survived the fire and was waiting patiently for her to return home. Andrea had a feeling Madison survived the fire so she connected with Shayla Sullivan, an animal rescue volunteer, who checked on their property often, leaving food and water. When the evacuation orders were lifted, Andrea went home to see the damage for herself. When she pulled up to the property, Madison was patiently waiting for them to come home. "Imagine the loyalty of hanging in in the worst of circumstances and being here waiting. It was so emotional," Andrea said. (Madison Meyer, ABC10)
Camp Fire: Sheriff and FEMA clear up rumors about disaster assistance – One full month after the deadly and destructive Camp Fire and thousands of families are still trying to figure out disaster assistance. Many of them are now making urgent requests to the Butte County Sheriff's Department, hoping to begin receiving FEMA benefits, according to Sheriff Korey Honea. To clear up rumors that are circulating, Butte County addressed concerns in a weekend Facebook Live with FEMA officials. Sheriff Honea said that the center established for survivors to request an escort into evacuation zones has received more than 2,000 requests. So far they have only been able to service around 400 of those requests. (Marie Estrada, ABC10)
Grass Valley couple helps save man possibly attacked by mountain lion – Danielle Atwood and her boyfriend were driving on You Bet Road when they saw a man reaching out of the bushes with a bloody hand. Atwood said she pulled over immediately to see what was wrong. Officials with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating this attack as a possible mountain lion attack, but they cannot confirm that it was. Atwood told ABC10, the man's throat was slit and he was bleeding from his arms and throat. Another man came over and applied pressure to the injured man's neck. She said at one point, they thought the man died because he stopped moving. The injured man kept pointing into the woods as if he was terrified of whatever hurt him and thought it would come back for him, Atwood recalled. (Madison Meyer, ABC10)
What in the world... Is Green Monday? Yes, it's a thing. Think Black Friday and Cyber Monday but on the second Monday of December. It's basically just another day of deals for your holiday shopping. And because they're deals, the DEALBOSS Matt Granite has the 10 best to look for.
In the spirit of giving... Julie Nakayama got the idea of collecting purses for others four years ago after seeing a post on Facebook encouraging women to take unused purses and donate them to homeless women. Now, the Granite Bay mother is preparing to donate 2,000 purses filled with items to women in need.