What you need to know: Oct. 21

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Oct. 21.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 8:42 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2019 8:48 AM

PG&E advises of another possible power shutoff

Due to potentially high fire danger this week, PG&E is considering another power shutoff from Wednesday to Thursday. Impacted areas could include parts of Butte and Tehama counties. PG&E is asking customers to prepare by updating contact information and planning for any medical needs that require power. RELATED, PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff: What you need to know

Last day to file claim against PG&E

Monday, Oct. 21 is the last day to file a claim against PG&E for the Camp Fire. Claims apply to homeowners and renters who lost a home or escaped the fire. You don't need to bring proof at this time, name and address are the basic requirements. You also don't have to say how much you're entitled to at the moment. All claims have to be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday.

To file a claim, CLICK HERE

Paradise releases list of all Camp Fire commemoration events

The town of Paradise will have several Camp Fire commemoration events underway leading up to Nov. 8. Events will start on Nov. 3 and go through Nov. 10. For a list of those events, CLICK HERE

Book in Common to kick-off Monday

The book in common community kickoff takes place at 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, on the steps of city hall. It's the start of a group of events happening in Chico over the next couple of months. Event speakers include Chico State President, Gayle Hutchinson and Chico Mayor Randall Stone. this year's book in common is "in search of the canary tree" by Lauren e. Oakes.

Man in MAGA hat sprays Trump protesters with bear repellant

Violence broke out in Santa Monica between pro and anti-trump protestors. A video posted online shows a man wearing a "make America great again" hat circling the crowd and then unleashing a torrent of bear repellent from a canister. Authorities arrested a man who could face charges including violating the terms of his parole from a previous weapons violation. His name was not released. Investigators are trying to determine whether a second man also sprayed the crowd. 

Tornado rips through northern Dallas

Several areas in Dallas, Texas were severely damaged after a tornado touched down Sunday night. Major damage was reported near two interstates, as the twister drifted further to the east. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado in northern Dallas. There is no word whether anyone was injured. The strength of the tornado will be determined by the National Weather Service later on Monday.

The Latest: About 1,000 US troops head towards Iraq

Over the weekend we saw some of the 1,000 U.S. troops begin to move out of the region, on their way to Iraq. The United States brokered a ceasefire between Kurdish forces and Turkey ends Tuesday. The New York Times is reporting that President Trump is now considering leaving about 200 U.S. troops in eastern Syria as part of the battle against Isis and to block the advance of Russian and Syrian forces.

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