Oroville Dam Failure
2018

Oroville Dam: Independent Forensic Team Report of the Spillway Incident

January 17, 2018 Brian

Today the panel released nearly 600-page report, and the verdict is nothing short of withering. According to the audit, decades of oversights, overconfidence, and even laziness resulting from a systemic and all-encompassing culture of error in state water resource management and regulation made the Oroville incident essentially inevitable sooner or later. […]

Jordan Villwock takes helm of county emergency management organization (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)
2018

Jordan Villwock takes helm of county emergency management organization

January 11, 2018 Brian

In his Laguna Beach emergency role, Villwock, 33, has experience keeping the city’s departments informed. He describes himself as “the glue that keeps everything together,” making sure department heads — including the city manager, police chief and fire chief — have the necessary information to protect the community. […]