High Heat Prompts Calls for Voluntary Energy Conservation Across State

MyNewsLA photo by Clancy O’Dessky With above-normal temperatures expected in the Southland and many parts of the state, a statewide Flex Alert will be in effect from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, urging residents to voluntarily cut back on power use to avoid strain on California’s electrical grid.The Flex Alert was issued by the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid. During the Flex Alert, consumers are asked to set their thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits, and take other voluntary measures, including avoiding the use of major appliances and unnecessary lights. Cal-ISO recommended that residents take steps before the Flex Alert takes effect, such as pre-cooling homes to 72 degrees and closing blinds and drapes. “With above-normal temperatures in the forecast across much of the state (Wednesday), the power grid operator is expecting an increase in electricity demand, primarily from air conditioning use, and is calling for voluntary conservation steps to help balance supply and demand,” according to a statement from Cal-ISO.According to the National Weather Service, above-normal temperatures are anticipated across the Southland through Wednesday, with a

COVID-Related Hospitalizations Keep Falling in LA County

Posted inLife Los Angeles County saw another drop in the number of COVID-positive patients in local hospitals in the latest data, while health officials continued to urge regular testing to help curb spread of the virus.According to state figures, there were 1,022 COVID-19-positive patients in county hospitals as of Tuesday, down from 1,059 on Saturday. Of those patients, 117 were being treated in intensive care, down from 118 Saturday.County officials have said that roughly 43% of the COVID-positive patients were actually admitted for virus-related illness, while the others were admitted for other reasons, with some only learning they were infected when they were tested at the hospital. The county reported another 2,535 COVID infections Tuesday, raising the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 3,363,706. Another 13 virus-related deaths were also announced, giving the county an overall death toll of 32,961.The number of new COVID infections reported each day by the county is believed to be an undercount of actual virus activity, since many people use at-home tests, the results of which are not always reported to the county.The average daily rate of people testing

Pumpkin spice is back: Dunkin’ Donuts introduces its fall menu

Fall may not begin for another month but that isn’t stopping Dunkin’ Donuts from debuting its lineup of pumpkin spice flavored treats. Dunkin’ is officially launching its fall menu Wednesday by bringing back Dunkin’s Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte, the pumpkin bakery line-up and Maple Sugar Bacon. The fall lineup will also feature the debut of the Blood Orange Dunkin’ Refresher and Nutty Pumpkin Coffee. Dunkin’ is celebrating the return of pumpkin spice with a new, limited-time deal. Beginning Wednesday and continuing through Sept. 13, a medium Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew or Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte can be purchased for $3. More information can be found at DunkinDonuts.com.

Kurtenbach: What should we expect from the Niners in 2022? Trey Lance will tell us in Minnesota

There’s no need to play the Allen Iverson video. Yes, we are talking about practice. Joint practice, in fact. The 49ers are in Minnesota this week for two joint practices with the Vikings. A few hours from Trey Lance’s hometown of Marshall, the 49ers quarterback will have the biggest scimmages of his football life. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan has made no secret of his disdain for preseason games. He manifests this dislike in his vanilla tactics and limited rosters. But Shanahan loves joint practices. If he had it his way, the Niners wouldn’t play preseason games. They would only do joint practices with other teams. He likes joint practices because it’s competitive but much more controlled than a game, even an exhibition. He likes them because you can’t hit the quarterbacks, but you can use the whole playbook. He likes them because when he goes deep into that playbook, trying something he might want to use in a game down the line, only one other team has it on film — not the whole league. These are the practices where Lance will prove just how

Police logs: Aug. 17, 2022

The following information is compiled from Red Bluff Police Department, Red Bluff Fire, Tehama County Sheriff’s Department, Corning Police Department, Corning Fire, Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol logs.  Animals Toomes Avenue near Chase Avenue: A dismembered cow was reported in the road around 9 a.m. Monday. Toomes Avenue near Dora Avenue: Animal remains were reported in the road around 6:15 p.m. Monday. Arrests Curtis Lyndon Arnold: 60, of Tehama was arrested Monday and charged with possession of a controlled substance. No bail was set. Chulsum Jeramia Buckskin: 18, of Red Bluff was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder. Bail was $1 million. Zachary Michael Hoffman: 39, was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, not firearm or force, with great bodily injury likely, carrying a dirk or dagger and criminal threats. Bail was $50,000. Disturbances Chestnut Avenue: Two men were in a disturbance in a driveway around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Sherwood Boulevard: A woman reported her neighbors were in a fight around 1 a.m. Monday. Quail Ridge Road: A woman reported her son threw a book at her and was

Death notices: Aug. 17, 2022

Boehner: Melva Irene Boehner, 85, of Cottonwood died Sunday, Aug. 14 in Cottonwood. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet-Olsen Family Simple Cremations and Burial Service. Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California.   Hampel: James Alan Hampel, 54, of Los Molinos died Sunday, Aug. 14 in Los Molinos. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet-Olsen Family Simple Cremations and Burial Service. Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Leroi: Philip Rene Leroi, 73, of Red Bluff died Thursday, Aug. 11 at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Maldonado: Juan Manuel Maldonado, 22, of Red Bluff died Wednesday, Aug. 10. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Death notices must be provided by mortuaries to the news department, are published at no charge, and feature only specific basic information about the deceased. Paid obituaries are placed through the Classified advertising

8 strategies to graduate college debt-free

There was a time when I didn’t have much opinion on paying for college with student loans. That was before the advent of email and thousands of messages, all with a similar subject line: “Help! I’m drowning in student loan debt!” That was before I learned that about 85% of college graduates do not end up working in their major. That was before I heard from Jim P., who took all the student loans he could get to pay for college and law school. He assumed he’d quickly land a cushy big-bucks job and pay back $200,000. The fifth time he failed the bar exam, he gave up on being a lawyer. But the debt goes on. That was before I met Peter K., who became a chiropractor on borrowed funds. He couldn’t stand the profession once he got into it. Now he’s teaching high school math. Too bad teachers don’t make enough money to service $160,000 in student debt. But the debt goes on. That was before I heard from the Nebraska couple with $60,000 in student loans. They were going to be teachers.

Local calendar: Aug. 17, 2022

If your group or agency has made changes to or cancelled an event, write to editor@redbluffdailynews.com or leave a message at 737-5042. Wednesday Red Bluff Downtown farmers market: 5-8 p.m., Washington Street between Pine and Oak streets Red Bluff Kiwanis: noon, Elks Lodge Resource Conservation District of Tehama County: 8:30 a.m., USDA Service Center, 2 Sutter St., Ste. D, 727-1280 Senior Aerobics: 8 a.m., Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. Tehama County Board of Education meeting: 4 p.m., 1135 Lincoln St., 528-7323; Zoom meeting ID 745 8531 1262, password 532640 Tehama County Child Abuse Prevention coordinating council: 8:30 a.m., Family Resource Center, 220 Sycamore St. Tehama County Mental Health Board: 12:15 p.m., Teams Teleconference, 1 805-456-4468 Conference ID: 146 345 189# Corning AA Corning Open Meeting: 5 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 820 Marin St., 588-937-7599 Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m., 820 Marin St. Richfield School Board: 6 p.m., 23875 River Road, 824-3354 Tehama County Sanitary Landfill Agency: 6 p.m., City Council Chamber, 794 Third St., 528-1102 VFW Bingo: 4 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. games, Veterans Memorial Hall, 1620 Solano St. Thursday Red Bluff

GM recalls 484K big SUVs to fix problem third-row seat belts

DETROIT – General Motors is recalling more than 484,000 large SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the third-row seat belts to malfunction. The recall covers Chevrolet Suburbans and Tahoes, Cadillac Escalades and GMC Yukons from the 2021 and 2022 model years. The automaker says in documents posted Tuesday by U.S. safety regulators that rivets that hold the buckle to the mounting bracket on the left- and right side third-row seats may have been formed improperly. The belts may not properly restrain a passenger in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. The company says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem. Dealers will inspect the rivet heads and replace buckle assemblies if needed. Owners will be notified starting Sept. 26.

Stockton police arrest man accused of pistol-whipping woman

STOCKTON — A Stockton police officer fired their weapon at an armed suspect after responding to reports of a woman being pistol-whipped.According to the Stockton Police Department, at 1:03 p.m. on Tuesday, Stockton police received a call for service at a house on the 9300 block of Fox Creek Drive. That’s where a man was reportedly pistol-whipping a woman.When officers arrived at the scene, they found the woman with visible injuries to her head. The suspect then allegedly ran out of the house with a gun, jumped over several fences, and climbed onto a roof, police say. While on the roof, the man allegedly confronted an officer. The officer fired their weapon at the man, missing him. The man then ran to the porch of a nearby residence on the 9400 block of Lansdowne Drive. The suspect, armed with a firearm, took off and eventually got into a standoff with the police.Police say they used the Crisis Negotiations Team and the S.W.A.T. team, hoping to end the standoff. Police used a less-lethal weapon and a K9 officer to take the man into custody.The suspect was transported

Low air quality leads to the first “Spare the Air” alert of the year

SACRAMENTO — The high temperatures made some people alter their daily plans to avoid being out in the heat.  Meanwhile, Sacramento County’s air quality is at unhealthy levels.The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano Air Districts reported an air quality index of 129 on Tuesday. The threshold for their alerts is 126 prompting the organization to put out its first alert of the year.”Spare the Air” is a vehicle-driving reduction campaign supported by the districts and focuses on ground-level ozone pollution, which is caused by car and truck emissions.The combination of excessive heat and the lack of wind can cause ozone pollution to increase. “Ground-level ozone is created from car emissions basically cooking in the summer sun creating the pollutant we call smog,” said Emily Allshouse, a spokesperson for the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.Due to the air quality alert, the District advises people with heart and lung issues to avoid outdoor activities on Tuesday evening.