Gov. Gavin Newsom will once again shut down indoor activities for 19 counties and that includes Glenn County. The ban includes things like restaurants, bowling allies, arcades, movie theaters, zoos, and more. The order also includes shutting down bars and parking lots at state beaches ahead of the fourth of July weekend.
Glenn County health representatives say the county will uphold the order. Glenn County says it found itself on the governor's list because it was unable to meet three of the six metrics: including new case rate, test positivity rate, and the number of daily tests over a 14 day period.
The governor is also moving to create 'strike teams" from 10 state agencies to enforce his new guidelines. Newsom said the teams would go after the people and businesses that are - as he says - "thumbing their noses." The strike team will include reps from the CHP, occupational safety and health, consumer affairs, and other state licensing agencies.
The Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) says the Thursday night market opening will be delayed. The DCBA Executive Director - Melanie Basset said it was a difficult decision. She said the decision was made to delay after the governor's news conference Wednesday, where he asked people to avoid large crowds. The DCBA says they will assess the situation on a day to day basis.
Prices at the pump will increase for Californians as the state gas tax rises for the third time in four years. The 3.2 cent boost brings the total gas tax to around 50.5 cents a gallon. The tax is a result of Senate Bill 1, which passed in 2017. It’s expected to bring in about $7 billion this fiscal year alone to pay for maintenance and repairs of the state’s roads.
Yuba County detectives are searching for William Joseph Henson of Marysville. They say he crashed into and killed a motorcyclist after a drive-by shooting in which he tried to kill a woman. Deputies say he is considered armed and dangerous and if you see Henson, call 911 and do not approach.
Police investigating after local restaurant break-in
Chico police are searching for a burglar after a break-in at a local restaurant. Police responded to a call from 'Tong Fong Low's' on East 20th Street. Officers found a broken window and evidence someone had come into the restaurant. The manager told Action News Now the burglar also broke into the safe -and took off with cash. He also says this is the second 'break-in' in about month.