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What you need to know: Feb. 23

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 8:36 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

California OKs $600 stimulus payments for 5.7 million people

The California State Legislature has approved a plan for 5.7 million people to get at least $600 in one-time payments. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will sign the bill into law today. If you claim the California earned income tax credit, those earning $30,000 a year or less will get payments, along with some low-income, elderly or disabled individuals.

California inspectors find 'deficiencies' at virus test lab

State inspectors said they found "significant deficiencies" at California’s $25 million coronavirus testing lab, the investigation comes after a whistleblower complained of worker violations, incompetence and mismanagement at the lab inspectors say a fraction of 1% of the more than 1.5 million tests had problems.

HHS nominee Becerra says pandemic will be top priority

Former California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is set to start two days of Senate confirmation hearings. Becerra is nominated for health and human services secretary. He faces grilling by two separate senate panels. Today he will face the health committee. Wednesday the finance committee.

New deadline set for Bear Fire survivors regarding debris removal

The Butte County Board of Supervisors is set to create a deadline for Bear Fire debris removal. Bear Fire survivors can no longer apply to have their property removed by the government since the deadline passed a week ago. Click here to view the alternative program debris removal program.

Butte Supervisors to consider pathway under Highway 99

The Butte County Board of Supervisors will also consider a proposed pathway to help to drain water under Highway 99 north of Chico. It is a Caltrans project. County staff said the drainage problems in this area, have been studied for more than 40 years. The last flood was in 2019.

Defensible space inspectors to begin visiting homes soon

If you have not yet reviewed your property to make sure you fall in line with defensible space guidelines, you might want to do so. Cal Fire said defensible space inspectors will begin visiting homes in Tehama and Glenn counties in the coming weeks. Those teams will check to see if you are in compliance with rules for 100 feet of defensible space.

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
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 63°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 64°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 63°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 62°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 62°
Chico
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 63°
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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