What you need to know: Aug. 28

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 28, 2019.

Posted: Aug 28, 2019 9:13 AM
Updated: Aug 28, 2019 9:48 AM

Betancourt and Dahle advance to November assembly seat ballot

Results of the Senate District One special election came in late Tuesday night. With 100% of the votes counted, Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt, of Shasta county, leads with 39% of the vote. Republican Megan Dahle, the wife of State Senator Brian Dahle, is in 2nd place with 36%. Assembly District One encompasses parts of Butte and Placer counties and all of seven other counties in the northeast corner of the state, including Shasta county.

State Senate will vote to speed up housing after Camp Fire

The State Senate is set to vote on a bill designed to speed up housing after the Camp Fire. AB430 moved out of the senate appropriations committee without a vote on Monday, Aug. 26, and passed directly to a floor vote. The bill seeks to streamline the environmental approval process for housing developments in several North State cities.

Deadline for Democratic presidential hopefuls

Wednesday, Aug. 28, is the deadline for Democratic presidential hopefuls to qualify for the third debate in September. Contenders must meet even tougher fundraising and polling thresholds this time around. If more than 10 candidates qualify, the debate could again be split over two nights.

New details on Forest Ranch investigation

Deputies arrested 25-year-old Robert Anderson of Chico, for the murder of Gunther Rupprecht. This all started just before noon Tuesday in Forest Ranch when a passerby found Anderson with a large cut on his leg. He told that person he had been in a fight at a home on Schott Road. When deputies arrived they found Rupprecht's body. This is an ongoing investigation.

Oroville Dam noise alert

The Department of Water Resources wants to remind anyone near the Oroville Dam today to not be alarmed if loud noises go off. The Department of Water Resources is sending out a noise advisory, they said they will be using a testing device with some loud sounds on Aug. 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There may be some traffic delays for several minutes while testing takes place.

Paradise Junior High presented with gift card for $18,000

Paradise Junior High received a giant gift card worth almost $18,000. A national non-profit called Adopt a Classroom partnered with Zuora, a software company to raise the funds.

To donate to Paradise teachers or teachers across the nation, CLICK HERE 

California College Promise Program expands

A new state-wide program is offering two years of community college for free. This is an expansion of the California College Promise Program. In order to qualify, graduating seniors must be first-time, full- time students and taking at least 12 units per semester. An estimated 33,000 new students are eligible.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3554629

Reported Deaths: 51395
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
Sacramento929441464
Alameda800881224
Ventura77238834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38763515
San Francisco34061398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano29968164
Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
Kings21951218
Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15390209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 41°
Oroville
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 51°
Chico
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 42°
Red Bluff
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 50°
Red Bluff
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 50°
Chico
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
It was a bright and breezy Friday for northern California, however the wind has been much stronger over Modoc County where a High Wind Warning is in effect through this evening. Stronger wind and cooler air will define our weather Saturday.
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