Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on June 14.
California will reopen Tuesday from pandemic restrictions
Today marks the last day of statewide pandemic restrictions in California. When the clock strikes midnight later tonight, there will be no capacity limits for any businesses. People will not have to practice social distancing whether you are an attendee, a customer or guest of a business and in most settings, if you are fully vaccinated you can ditch the mask.
CAL FIRE firefighters are mopping up a weekend burn in Butte County Monday morning. The Brother's Fire was 40% contained at 63 acres as it broke out Sunday near Highway 99 and the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery. Train service near the area was stopped temporarily and some crews remain there patrolling the fire area watching for hotspots.
If you're traveling Highway 99 through Sacramento, you'll find a complete closure from 47th Ave. to U.S. 50. CalTrans asks that you use Interstate 5 instead as the closures will continue through 4 a.m. Wednesday. Work crews are replacing the bridge deck on Highway 99 at first ave. to extend the life of the 62-year-old bridge.
Nationwide gas prices rise two cents in three weeks
If you're are filling up your gas tank this morning, expect to dig deeper into your wallet. The average price nationwide is up two cents over the last three weeks, at $3.13 per gallon. The highest price in the country is right here in California at $4.31 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average was $2.60 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In court on Monday is the setting of a new trial date for an accused killer Ray Cain Jr. of Cottonwood which had an original trial date of May 26. In the motorcycle dragging death of Johnny Gregory. Police say Cain dragged Gregory’s body behind his motorcycle during a police pursuit on Feb. 8, until the rope broke. Cain was arrested after he crashed. He's due in court Monday at 8 a.m.
American Legion to host first flag retirement ceremony
The first annual flag retirement ceremony by American Legion Post 705. Monday is National Flag Day and in recognition, Post-705 will be at the Sutter Cemetery at 9 a.m. Monday morning. There the legion will properly retire close to a thousand flags. The Chico Boy Scouts, the local Lion's Club and other groups will be in attendance.
Climate activist finish walk from Paradise to Bay Area
A group of young climate activists from paradise arrived in San Francisco after a 226-mile journey. The seven northern Californians are working with the Sunrise movement, a national coalition of climate activists. These young activists hope to encourage Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein to support a civilian climate corps. The CCC is a proposal of the green new deal, to employ thousands of climate-focused workers.