What you need to know: Nov. 19

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 19.

Posted: Nov 19, 2020 8:37 AM
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 8:47 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 19.

Chico Unified continues with in-person learning despite tier changes

At a meeting Wednesday night, the Chico School Board decided to continue with in-person learning. Despite purple tier restrictions in Butte County. Under Public Health guidelines, schools that already reopened for in-person instruction can continue to do so even if the county is in purple. School board members will be able to make decisions for next semester at the next meeting on Dec. 2.

Chico Food Locker to give out food items ahead of Thanksgiving

The Chico Food Locker’s Holiday giveaway is now underway. They will be giving out bags full of holiday food including potatoes, stuffing mix, cranberries, and gift certificates for meat. The program runs through Nov. 25. They also have regular food bags available every business day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Chico Food Locker is located at 1386 Longfellow Ave. in Chico.

Remains of WWII Marine return to Northern California

Happening today, the remains of a World War II Marine are on their way back to Northern California. Investigators recovered the remains of Thomas Frank Johnson, lost November 22, 1943, during the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific Ocean. This comes 77 years following Johnson's death. The remains will depart Sacramento around 3 p.m. Thursday and make their way to the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers in Red Bluff.

Paradise Town Council to discuss roadway improvements

Paradise Town Council set to hold a virtual meeting today and on the agenda are changes to one stretch of roadway. The council will consider approving planned improvements for Almond Street and the Paradise Gap Closure Complex. Potential improvements include new bike lanes and crosswalks and undergrounding all overhead utilities.

Budget 'windfall' in California as economy weathers virus

A report Wednesday by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office says the state's anticipated $54.3 billion budget deficit will be lower. That gives the state some one-time money to spend next year. But the report warns that California's recurring spending commitments are still higher than the state's projected revenue. That gives the state a small operating deficit of $2.6 billion in 2021-22 that could grow to $17 billion by 2024-25.

Georgia to release report on presidential race hand tally

President-elect Joe Biden is pressuring the White House to begin the transition process. President Trump has not yet conceded - tweeting about election challenges. One is already underway in Georgia, where three counties have discovered thousands of uncounted ballots, narrowing Biden’s lead to 12,000 votes, still not enough to sway the outcome of that state.

Mercy Medical Center could be one of the first hospitals to get Covid vaccine

Pfizer representatives say they anticipate applying for FDA approval in just days. The state has looked at seven hospitals to pre-position the vaccine. Shasta County Public Health says one of those, is the Mercy Medical Center in Redding because the first sets of the vaccine will be limited phase 1 includes health care workers and first responders.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1145209

Reported Deaths: 18862
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3741347497
San Bernardino875421129
Riverside821751417
San Diego74361984
Orange719531556
Kern39437445
Fresno36688477
Sacramento34186550
Santa Clara31603467
Alameda27857499
San Joaquin24804504
Contra Costa22747258
Stanislaus20932420
Tulare19882304
Ventura18480175
Imperial15568355
San Francisco14662158
Monterey14265115
San Mateo13561170
Sonoma11608155
Merced11388179
Santa Barbara10944133
Kings1025987
Solano974581
Marin7596129
Placer614868
Madera593883
San Luis Obispo581135
Shasta447043
Yolo436374
Santa Cruz400328
Butte376559
Sutter294814
Napa281117
El Dorado20184
Yuba186610
San Benito176716
Lassen17153
Tehama152623
Mendocino144122
Nevada11319
Glenn8537
Lake84519
Tuolumne8068
Humboldt8019
Colusa6636
Siskiyou5652
Mono5073
Amador45716
Calaveras43421
Del Norte2961
Inyo28016
Plumas1810
Trinity1240
Mariposa1202
Modoc1180
Alpine420
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Oroville
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 53°
Paradise
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Chester
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Red Bluff
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 51°
Willows
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
A cold front has moved over northern California on this day before Thanksgiving, and it brought light rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, gusty wind and cooler air for all. Thanksgiving will still be breezy, but also mild and pleasant.
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