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Jafet Serrato

Jafet Serrato is a reporter for Action News Now.

Title: Reporter
JSerrato@actionnewsnow.com

Jafet is delighted to be a part of the Action News Now team.

Jafet started as a reporter with Action News Now in August 2019.

Jafet grew up right here in Northern California in the small town of Orland.

He was a track and field athlete for Orland High School, running in events like the mile and the 2 miles.

He graduated from California State University-Chico in May 2018 with a degree in journalism.

While attending Chico State he worked for the college newspaper “The Orion.”

Jafet is a big fan of Disney, Ariana Grande, and the Green Bay Packers.

In his free time, Jafet likes hiking, reading, dancing and walking his dog “Hiro.”

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Recent Posts by Jafet Serrato

Police: Chico woman sets off fireworks, causes fire

One woman is behind bars after Chico police say she "recklessly" lit some fireworks, causing a small fire to break out late Sunday night.

Amidst coronavirus spikes, more people testing for the virus in Butte Co.

Is Butte County seeing an increase in COVID-19 testing? Butte County Public Health reps tell Action News Now that in recent days more people have been signing up to get tested for the coronavirus.

Beloved Blue Room Theatre leaving its downtown space due to coronavirus impact

The Blue Room Theatre is leaving its downtown home of 26 years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The board president, Martin Chavira said they will be vacating sometime in July.

Chapmantown and Mulberry officially become part of Chico

July 1, 2020, marked the official day that people living in Chapmantown and Mulberry could be recognized as Chico residents.

Southbound lane on I-5 blocked after multi-car crash

Caltrans says number 1 lane of I-5 blocked south of South Main Street in Red Bluff due to a multi-car crash.

Behind-the-wheel tests resume at CA DMV offices

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Friday, June 26, 2020, will once again resume behind-the-wheel driving tests throughout the state of California.

Coronavirus pandemic could cost CA farmers up to $8.6 billion

Agriculture is a key economic driver in Northern California, but a report out by the California Farm Bureau Federation gives a grim economic outlook for farmers.

Report details the pandemic causing economic farm loss

A report released by the California Farm Bureau Federation details a grim outlook for farms when it comes to the economy.

Orland City Pool reopens with coronavirus safety measures in place

Looking for a way to beat the heat? The Orland City pool has reopened to the public.

Finalizing budget for next fiscal year, policing reform part of Chico city council agenda

Members of the Chico city council are set to approve the final budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Policing reform will also be a major talking point at Tuesday night's meeting.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 271035

Reported Deaths: 6441
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1165703534
Riverside20555486
Orange17882366
San Diego16726387
San Bernardino15345269
Imperial7190117
Alameda6855140
Fresno611077
Santa Clara5408164
Kern536982
Tulare5009136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento423669
San Francisco399250
Contra Costa387885
Ventura378950
San Mateo3599108
Santa Barbara326129
Marin280921
Kings267333
Stanislaus266045
Monterey215115
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer91111
San Luis Obispo7652
Yolo67726
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4593
Napa4364
San Benito2732
Sutter2523
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1544
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Yuba1282
Glenn1220
Lake961
Tehama881
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono471
Tuolumne430
Amador330
Inyo331
Siskiyou320
Mariposa311
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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We began the new week with plenty of sunshine and heat around northern California, but more heat, more wind and more potential fire danger are ahead for our area.
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