Teichert Ponds sweep | Section 8 waitlist open | Clinics shortchanged
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Chico begins clearing encampment at Teichert Ponds
The city of Chico began enforcing its anti-camping ordinance at the homeless camp at Teichert Ponds yesterday. Due to a recent settlement agreement between the city and a group of unhoused residents, the city must have shelter options available before sweeping encampments. In the weeks leading up to enforcement, officials said outreach teams contacted campers to try to direct them to shelters.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Waitlist open for Shasta County’s section 8 housing voucher program
The Shasta County Housing Authority is now accepting applications for the wait list of its housing choice voucher program. The program covers a portion of the rent for low-income families within the unincorporated areas of Shasta County in Anderson and Shasta Lake, and in Modoc, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
Sierra snow survey to take place today
The much-anticipated monthly Sierra Snowpack Survey happens later today. Almost a third of California's water needs are met by the Sierra snowpack as it melts in spring and summer. The monthly measurements end with the April 1 survey, which typically signals the end of the traditional rainy season in the state.
— CapRadio Staff
State owes clinics money for mpox outbreak
California clinics are waiting on potentially millions of dollars of government reimbursement money for work done to combat the mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, outbreak. Health professionals say funding is crucial to help clinics serve uninsured, underinsured, and generally unvaccinated communities.
— Kristen Hwang, CalMatters
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In case you missed it
- Holiday Market in Paradise opened its doors for the last time Friday — NSPR
- Vigil held in Sacramento for Tyre Nichols — CapRadio
- Thieves steal EBT benefits due to debit card security issues — CalMatters
- 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
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