Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 7.
A Chico man pled not guilty to charges of murder Thursday. Prosecutors say Kai Perrelli shot and killed his neighbor, Scott Thomson on July 26 in Chico. The jail is holding Perrelli on a $2 million bail – awaiting his preliminary hearing Sept. 8.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday signed a law allowing counties to offer fewer in-person polling places, in exchange for opening the sites earlier. In June, the governor required counties to mail ballots to every active registered voter ahead of the Nov. 3 elections. Both laws - designed to have fewer people gathering, merged polling places must be open from Saturday, Oct. 31 - through Monday, Nov. 2, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Enterprise Elementary School District switches gears for fall learning
Enterprise Elementary School District is rolling back in-person learning for the school year. The Shasta County Superintendent says the decision came after state lawmakers failed to pass a bill protecting schools from liability if a student dies from the coronavirus. The school district will supply families with chrome books to assist with virtual learning. enterprise elementary school district's first day of school is next Wednesday.
PG&E will be out today inspecting powerlines across the North State. The utility says the helicopters will be flying between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. crews will be patrolling power lines in Shingletown, Magalia, Stirling City, Butte Meadows, Forest Ranch, Brownsville and east of Marysville, as well as other counties in Northern California. The ultimate goal is to spot any section of the power lines that require maintenance and to reduce the risk of wildfires.
Food distribution happening today in Willows
The North State food bank is holding a food distribution drive-thru today. It will be in Willows at the First Southern Baptist Church. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon or while supplies last. Various resource agencies, such as Cal Fresh, public health, and nutrition education will be on hand to help.
Today is your last chance to get some peaches from the Chico State far, from 8:30 a.m. to noon you can pick up a 10-pound crate of peaches for $25 dollars apiece. Typically, community members could come out and harvest fresh peaches themselves. However, this year due to the pandemic organizers decided to do the picking themselves. All you need to do is to stay in your car.
Stimulus negotiations: Deadline arrives with no sign of a deal
Democrat and Republican lawmakers failed to reach a deal today on relief aid for Americans. President Trump pledged to issue an executive order to extend aid and halt evictions, If lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement. The paycheck protection program expires tomorrow. that means no new applications for those small business loans, with $130 billion left unspent.
The labor department has just released new jobs numbers and the U.S. added 1.8 million jobs in July. That is less than the previous two months accounting for hiring in the past three months, the economy has only recovered about 42% of the 22 million jobs it lost since the start of the pandemic.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting the social media app TikTok. Under the executive order, all U.S. companies and people will be prohibited from transacting with TikTok's parent company, byte-dance. In the order, the president cited privacy and censorship concerns. The order will go into effect in 45 days. The president signed a similar order against the china-based app, WeChat.