Paradise Holiday Market closes | Tyre Nichols vigil | EBT card thefts
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Holiday Market in Paradise opened its doors for the last time Friday
Paradise Holiday Market shuttered its doors for good on Friday. Brad Askeland, CEO and president of North State Grocery, said the location stopped being profitable after the Camp Fire. Until now, the company hadn’t had to close a store in 15 years.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Vigil held in Sacramento for Tyre Nichols
Former Sacramento resident Tyre Nichols was remembered on Monday evening by family and friends at one of his favorite local skate parks. Nichols was beaten and killed by Memphis police officers in a high-profile incident. Many of the officers involved in the fatal beating of Nichols have been charged with second-degree murder.
— CapRadio Staff
Thieves steal EBT benefits due to debit card security issues
Thieves have stolen more than $35 million from some of the state’s most vulnerable residents because the debit cards California uses to send financial assistance are too easy to exploit. The main problem is that electronic benefits cards don’t have security chips, which have been a consumer protection standard for years.
— Jeanne Kuang, CalMatters
State takes steps to eliminate high-risk pesticides
California officials have announced a roadmap to eliminate high-risk pesticides and move toward healthier, more sustainable options. This plan has been years in the making. The state also convened a workgroup, including farmworkers and public health researchers, to look at safer alternatives to the harmful pesticide.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- Gov. Newsom in court over plans to address mental illness and homelessness — The California Report
- More details come to light in Half Moon Bay shooting — CapRadio
- More Californians choosing to die at home — NSPR
- Interview: Sen. Scott Wiener on FDA’s new blood donation guidelines — CapRadio
- Volunteers survey unhoused residents in Butte County — NSPR
- Residents in one Shasta County town take wildfire safety into their own hands — NSPR
- Padilla, other Democrats take on gun laws in wake of mass shootings — CapRadio
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