Cold temperatures are lingering in the North State with a hard freeze expected Thursday. That can be dangerous for the homeless population. The Good News Rescue Mission in Redding is opening its doors 24-hours a day to keep people warm.
Chico City Council is giving the city manager power to open up emergency homeless shelters due to the freeze. The options would include the empty Toys-R-Us on East 20th and the Graduate on West 8th Street. There is no word on if or when those shelters will open.
Chico City Council wants a citizens group to explore the pros and cons of commercial cannabis. The group will research laws as well as the results in other communities to give the council its recommendations.
Oroville City Council denounced proposed water rate hikes during Tuesday night's council meeting. They also voted to allow six mobile homes per acre on properties in Oroville for Camp Fire survivors. That decision came after the Town of Paradise and Butte County revoke ordinances allowing survivors to stay on their own burned properties.
Chain Controls in Effect due to Winter Weather
Chain control is in effect for single axle vehicles pulling trailers on Highway 44, just three miles east of Shingletown. Caltrans says it's a good idea to carry chains in your car, whether you're driving in the mountains or the valley.
Potential Hard Freeze Thursday
There's potential for a hard freeze Thursday. Prevent plants from freezing by covering them up, bringing them inside or watering them thoroughly to insulate them. Insulate pipes or leave the sink running lightly to keep water flowing. Also, if it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet, so bring them inside.