What you need to know: Aug. 6

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 6, 2019.

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 8:41 AM
Updated: Aug 6, 2019 9:17 AM

City of Chico considering curfew in case of a power outage

The Chico City Council will consider a curfew during PG&E's power safety shut-offs at Tuesday night's meeting. The Chico City Council will be taking in public comments on this plan. That meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in downtown Chico. 

Suspected shoplifter arrested for trying to attack customer with liquor bottle

A man is behind bars after police said he tried to shoplift and then physically attacked a customer at Anthony's Liquor. Chico police said Francisco Franco tried to take a bottle of alcohol. When a clerk and customer asked him to return it and leave, officers said Franco grabbed a bottle of alcohol, broke the bottle, and began waving it around, trying to assault the customer. The clerk and other customers tackled Franco. He was booked into Butte County Jail.

Governor Newsom speaks out about mass shootings

California Governor Gavin Newsom is speaking out in the wake of deadly mass shootings across the country. He held a round table Monday night in Sacramento. The talk centered on the 33 people killed in shootings in three cities over a seven-day period. Newsom called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call for a vote on the Senate floor on a gun control measure that has already passed the house.

The US has had more mass shootings than days in 2019

The back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend have turned political. According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group, the number of mass shootings across the US so far in 2019 has outpaced the number of days this year. This puts 2019 on pace to be the first year since 2016 with an average of more than one mass shooting a day.

Report predicts high fire danger through October

A new report predicts another season of large wildfires in northern California, especially from August through October. Fire activity has been below average so far this summer, but the concern now is that the state is headed toward dangerous fire conditions. The three factors that could contribute to this are heat, warm dry winds, and an increase in fuel on the ground due to an extremely wet winter.

Gilbert Fire reached 80% containment

The Gilbert Fire, that threatened homes near Palo Cedro Sunday, is now 80% contained. The fire has burned 30 acres. It started Sunday afternoon, near old Highway 44 and Deschutes road. It prompted evacuations for a few hours, but those were lifted. There is still no word from CAL FIRE on the cause of the fire.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3147735

Reported Deaths: 36846
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles106550515184
San Bernardino2628581594
Riverside2585322777
San Diego2255582344
Orange2214932625
Santa Clara964351181
Kern89095590
Fresno847441043
Sacramento828611157
Alameda69693886
Ventura64404507
San Joaquin59395808
Contra Costa54416487
Stanislaus43938788
Tulare42759531
Monterey37285259
San Mateo33731340
San Francisco30027278
Santa Barbara26514264
Solano26494111
Imperial25562493
Merced25048324
Sonoma24761247
Kings19760160
Placer17675188
San Luis Obispo16437151
Madera13781151
Santa Cruz12687130
Marin11930163
Yolo11014138
Shasta9920129
Butte9711134
El Dorado800259
Sutter792783
Napa782847
Lassen526916
San Benito514348
Yuba504929
Tehama446846
Tuolumne344340
Nevada329674
Mendocino325635
Amador304232
Lake268132
Humboldt249425
Glenn198522
Colusa18549
Calaveras167223
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8732
Plumas6055
Modoc3873
Mariposa3464
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 34°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 49° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 34°
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 43° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 34°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 33° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 28°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 46° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 28°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 48° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 34°
Some snow and rain possible Sunday into Monday. A major winter storm will bring up to 7 feet of snow to the mountains and multiple inches of rain to the valley Tuesday through Friday and keep temperatures cold.
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