Governor Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order temporarily banning the death penalty in California. He plans to deliver a speech Wednesday to explain his decision. This impacts more than 700 death row inmates in the state.
PG&E will face no criminal charges for the 2017 wine country wildfires, but the utility is still on federal criminal probation for its possible involvement with the Camp Fire. The utility is also facing civil claims.
State health officials have issued a new fish-eating advisory for Whiskeytown Lake due to high levels of mercury. Officials say that people should not eat Sacramento Pike-Minnow, while Brooke Trout is considered the safest to eat.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is searching for Khadijah Britton believed to have been abducted by Negie Fallis on Feb. 9. Fallis has since been arrested. Deputies drained a pond belonging to the Round Valley Indian Tribes in Covelo Tuesday where Britton was last seen but they have not seen a sign of her there.
The search continues Wednesday morning for a missing Camp Pendleton marine in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Inyo County avalanche experts spent the day near Kearsage Pass assessing the risks of avalanches during the search for 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft. Officials say they have already noticed several avalanches in the area.
Butte County CAL FIRE is starting defensible space inspections county-wide. Inspectors may come by the homes of people living in the area for inspection and give safety advice.
The Paradise Irrigation Water District outlined a plan to make water safe to drink again for Camp Fire survivors. The district says it is not the water that is unclean, but the distribution method. The district will provide tanks to homes and bring in water from treatment plants.