Health clinic on the Ridge
A group of medical professionals, who also happen to be Paradise locals, are working to bring medical services to people on the ridge. They have been using the Magalia Baptist Church to give free medical services to people. The services include blood pressure, lung, and blood sugar checks.
Corning pot ordinance approved
The Corning City Council has voted to accept an ordinance banning commercial marijuana within city limits. Four councilmembers voted in favor of moving forward with the ban. The ordinance will now be presented to the city for adoption. If it is approved it would take effect in 31 days following the adoption.
A new city-wide survey shows addressing public safety is the most important thing for people who live in Chico. The city crafted and presented the survey to the public. The results will help guide the city council's vision over the next three years. In a city with a population of roughly 100,000, just over 800 people responded.
A new California law will change the way ride-sharing businesses, like Lyft and Uber operate. Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 5, which will make it more difficult to classify workers as independent contractors, rather than employees.
President Trump calls San Francisco homeless crisis ecological mess
President Trump made a fundraising swing through California on Wednesday and took aim at San Francisco over its homeless crisis calling it an ecological mess. One reporter said the President claimed, "pollution is flowing into the ocean because of waste in storm sewers, citing specifically used needles."
California Auto Emissions
The Trump Administration is planning to revoke California's ability to set its own emission standards in favor of one national mark. California state officials say that it will lead to more asthma, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. President Trump tweeted the change would make cars cheaper and safer.
More Iran Sanctions
President Trump said he'll detail new sanctions on Iran as early as today as the U.S. blames Iran for a missile attack on Saudi oil fields. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, while in Saudi Arabia, called the attack an "act of war."