Six months after California’s first confirmed coronavirus case - Modoc County reported its very first cases, two in total. The public health department says both cases are from the same household and both patients are isolating at home. Public health is encouraging community members to contact them if you have been to any local bar within the past 14 days.
Chico Mayor Anne Schwab called for a meeting to discuss the cities pandemic response after Butte County was added to the state's watch list. The city council also passed a motion to discuss enforcing face coverings within the city of Chico in their next meeting. They also passed a motion that allows the public to engage with the city council via electronic and online devices.
In the Modoc National Forest, crews are tackling the Caldwell Fire. That fire has burned 75,567 acres between Modoc and Siskiyou counties with 40% containment. Right now, over 1,500 fire and forest service personnel are battling this fire. Most of the evacuation orders have been lifted but one remains for the Medicine Lake Recreation Area. The Lava Beds National Monument remains closed.
The Gold Fire in Lassen County has been burning near Adin for more than a week now. It has scorched over 21, 800 acres. It is now 65% contained. Evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect and you can find the list of those on our website an evacuation warning is in place along South Constantia Road in Doyle due to the Adams Fire. It has burned 918 acres and is 50% contained.
California sues over Trump order on congressional maps
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration to block a memorandum calling for undocumented individuals to not be counted. The census - designed to count every person physically in the United States, determines congressional districting as well as federal funding for essential services; such as roads, healthcare, public safety, and education.
GOP considers extending unemployment benefit at reduced level of $100 a week through December
The clock is ticking for Washington to review unemployment benefits that run out Friday. With three days to go, democrats and republicans are making little progress on extending those benefits. Republicans want to cut the $600 a week federal bonus to $200. Republicans claim many are earning more unemployed than when they were working.