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Redding micro shelters | Chico downtown parking | Storm recovery

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Construction begins on micro-shelter community in Redding

The City of Redding and several nonprofits began construction on a micro-shelter community for unhoused residents Monday. The site, located off South Market Street, is being run in partnership with several local nonprofits. Pathways to Housing will handle case management and United Way of Northern California will handle staffing and operate the facility.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

Chico City Council to consider adding more diagonal parking downtown

The City Council in Chico is set to discuss a parking proposal for the downtown area at its meeting tonight. The diagonal-parking conversation is focused on Salem, Main, and Broadway streets, between First and Ninth streets. Council member Tom van Overbeek says the reorientation could create additional parking spaces, calm traffic and improve pedestrian access.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

Recovery continues in wake of devastating winter storms

California's state insurance commissioner said many of the people still recovering from last month's powerful storms are those struggling to make ends meet. Commissioner Ricardo Lara was joined by California U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla Monday to highlight state and federal resources available to Californians.

— CapRadio Staff

California assesses response needs following earthquake in Turkey

California’s state Office of Emergency Services (OES) says it’s closely monitoring the deadly and destructive earthquake in Turkey and Syria. OES says it’s in close contact with government partners and aid groups to assess response needs. Officials say the disaster should prompt Californians to think about their own protection.

— CapRadio Staff

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A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.