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.

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