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Hard freeze warning | Staying open in Magalia | Snow survey scheduled

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, March 1.

Clear, icy weather expected before weekend storm

Winter storm and blizzard warnings expired today. But despite improved conditions, a hard freeze warning was in effect for this morning. It’s also in place for Thursday morning. Conditions are expected to be dry until Saturday, when another storm is set to hit the North State.

Dave Schlom, NSPR 

Owners of Magalia restaurant deliver pizza to snowed-in residents

Power outages and heavy snow left most businesses in Magalia shuttered Tuesday. But one pizza restaurant stayed open, delivering food and groceries to snowed-in residents.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Snow survey to indicate water content in Sierra snowpack

The state Department of Water Resources will conduct its third snow survey of the season Friday to measure the amount of water content in the snowpack. The survey is a key indicator of what the water supply will be heading into the summer.

Ken Devol, NSPR

Legislation proposed in response to East Palestine train derailment, toxic chemical release

Ohio’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican JD Vance, planned to introduce legislation today to bolster safety regulations for railroads in the wake of February’s train crash and toxic chemical release in East Palestine, according to The Associated Press.

Jamie Jiang, NSPR

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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.
Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
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.
Jamie was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
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.