Speech to Text for What you need to know: June 12
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welcome back. here's what you need to know to start your day. today- pg and e is hosting an open house in chico - to help educate the public about possible public safety power shutoffs. this meeting aims to address the utility's efforts to keep their customers safe during dangerous conditions. if you want to attend- the open house is tonight from 6-8 p-m at the chico elks lodge 1705 manzanita avenue.### several new decisions came down from the paradise town council... many of which will have a direct impact on the future of the town. these include adopting a defensible space ordinance*an* placing electric, gas and communication lines underground. the councill, however, voted down a hot topic for many camp fire survivors...that of requiring interior sprinklers.#### the sand fire burning in yolo county is now 25- hundred acres and 70% contained. cal fire says the evacuated advisory for the area is now lifted. the sand fire destroyed seven non-residential areas, but there were no injuries. an investigation into what starteed the fire is underway. ### police are investigating a drowning at whiskeytown national recreation area. rangers say it happened as a 26- year old man and his friend were swimming monday, just off the shasta divide nature trail. his name has not yet been released- leaders in tehama county are considering a sales tax to cover the rising cost of pension's for the sheriff's office. staffing is down within the tehama county sheriff's office -- with a total of 10 empty spots across the department. the deputy sheriff's association says no one is applying for those open positions, and several employees have left, saying the pay is too low. county leaders say they cannot offer more money, citing the high costs of pension funding. the war of words between president trump and former vice president joe biden escalated in the early battleground state of iowa. a recent poll of iowa voters showed biden leading the pack, with 24-percent support among democrats, trailed by senators bernie sanders and