BREAKING NEWS Baseball legend Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86 Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

What you need to know: Jan. 5

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 5.

Posted: Jan 5, 2021 8:47 AM
Updated: Jan 5, 2021 8:49 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 5.

Chico City Council to discuss needle ban options

The Chico City Council is set to meet to discuss the possibility of a needle ban. Today’s meeting will focus on the legal options the city has to put a ban in place. Last month, the majority vote from the city council was to instruct the city attorney to find a way to block needle distribution programs in city limits.

GO-Biz now accepting applications for California Competes Tax Credits

The application period opens Wednesday for the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, also known as GO-Biz for $80 million in tax credits. It is for businesses expanding and adding full-time jobs here in the state. The deadline to apply is January 25 - and several webinars are also scheduled. Click Here to apply.

Regional ICU bed availability

Hospitals across the country and here in California are straining to keep pace with COVID-19 patients. The Greater Sacramento region - of which Butte County is included, is now at 12.1% ICU bed availability. The Northern California region is at 30% availability.

Just 1% of Californians immunized amid slow vaccine rollout

Gov. Gavin Newsom says just 1% of California’s 40 million have been vaccinated as distribution hiccups and logistical challenges slowed down vaccine rollout. Gov. Newsom said the pace is not good enough as the virus continues to ravage the state. about 454,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered - that is just a quarter of the 1.3 million doses the state has received so far.

Final Election Day: Georgia deciding US Senate control

All eyes are on Georgia today where two high stake senate runoff elections could shift power to Democrats in Washington. If both democrats win, the party will control all of congress. if either Raphael Warnock or Jon Ossoff loses, republicans remain in charge of the senate. A record three million have already voted.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3095814

Reported Deaths: 35549
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles104602114641
San Bernardino2587421561
Riverside2558082739
San Diego2197312222
Orange2178492546
Santa Clara959361158
Kern87240572
Fresno83591968
Sacramento816871128
Alameda69107842
Ventura63413462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43392773
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo33207309
San Francisco29665274
Solano26191108
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25380486
Merced24570316
Sonoma24262242
Kings19588148
Placer17584186
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13585151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10852138
Shasta9750123
Butte9582128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa773145
Lassen519916
San Benito504246
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323874
Mendocino319232
Amador303631
Lake264631
Humboldt245825
Glenn195520
Colusa17969
Calaveras163723
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 41°
Oroville
Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 51°
Chico
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 41°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 50°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 41°
Light rain and snow is expected in your Friday forecast. We'll be mostly dry and warmer on Saturday. A more substantial system with lower snow levels is in your forecast for Sunday into early Monday. Long range models are showing very wet weather for the middle of next week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events