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Families Balance Trick-Or-Treating With COVID Risks

ROSEVILLE (CBS13)- Families are weighing the fun of trick-or-treating and costume parties with the risk of COVID-19. Health experts recommend staying inside with your own family, but how many people are listening to those recommendations? Many people are choosing to engage in safe alternatives. Hundreds of people watched from their car in a drive-through Halloween parade at Bayside Church in Roseville. “We feel most comfortable with staying within events like this, staying within our own household,” Lidia Stidham said. Jessica Simkins said, for her family, the decision to cancel trick-or-treating was an easy one. “We are not going to do trick or treating because it kind of sketches me out,” Simkins said. “Not a hard decision because we have a baby at home. We are just trying to keep it safe.” Some people still looking for costumes booed health official’s recommendations and decided to take a more traditional approach. “We are going to go trick or treating around my house and then we are going to a party,” one woman said Other families say even though they plan to go out, they debated the issue…

‘People Are Living Desperately’: Vacaville Robbery, Stabbing Suspect Arrested 200 Miles Away

VACAVILLE (CBS13) — The suspect in a violent Vacaville jewelry heist was tracked down hundreds of miles away from the crime scene. The Vacaville Police Department said Jason Greenwald tried to hide out at a Nevada Indian reservation with $300,000 worth of jewelry from the Kay Jewelers in the Vacaville outlets – and that’s just the latest twist in this bizarre crime. People that work at the outlets said they were relieved this suspect was caught. When he walked into the Kay Jewelers in the middle of the day, police said Greenwald apologized to an employee before stabbing her with a knife. He then robbed the store and took off on a mountain bike. “It just puts you in the mind of the times and the days we’re living in. People are living desperately,” said Curtis Webster, a shopper. Greenwald got away with more valuables than the police initially thought. Thankfully, the jewelry store employee is expected to recover. Police said her injuries were severe but non-life-threatening. “In his mind, maybe that was his last resort and maybe he thought he wasn’t leaving a witness…

Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Near Antelope, CHP Says

ANTELOPE (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for the driver that killed a woman in a hit-and-run near Antelope, the California Highway Patrol said on Friday. At around 7 p.m., a car driving northbound on Watt Avenue at Elverta Road hit and killed a woman who was not in a crosswalk, investigators said. The woman’s identity has not yet been released but the CHP said she was in her 40s. The driver drove away from the scene and a description of the vehicle was not yet available. CBS13 will bring you more updates on this story as they become available.

$166M In Fines Recommended For PG&E Over Public Safety Power Shutoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California regulators are being asked to fine Pacific Gas & Electric nearly $166 million for failing to properly inform customers before it cut power to millions of people last year. The sweeping Public Safety Power Shutoffs without proper notifications were “a major public safety failure” that disrupted lives and posed a risk to medically vulnerable people who use electrical equipment such as wheelchairs, iron lungs and dialysis machines, according to a brief submitted Friday to the state Public Utilities Commission by the Public Advocates Office. The office is an independent organization within the PUC that is charged with representing utility taxpayers’ interests before the agency. Two blackouts in October 2019 lasted several days and affected dozens of Northern California counties. The resulting chaos — phones and gas pumps, elevators, traffic lights and even water pumps stopped working — created furious criticism. The PUC last November declared that PG&E — the nation’s largest utility — had created risks to public safety by failing to properly communicate with customers and work with local governments before enacting sweeping Public Safety Power Shutoff blackouts from…

Tehama County Elections Department offers guidance for poll watchers

RED BLUFF — Just ahead of Election Day, the Tehama County Elections Department is offering tips and warnings for those who want to keep a watch on voting activities. Clerk and Recorder Jennifer Vise said anyone may observe the election process; however, they must check in with the elections office and give their name and contact information in case an issue arises. “We have guidelines that must be followed, and we discuss those with observers,” Vise said. Anyone can stay and watch a polling place all day as long as they do not interfere with the voting process, Vise said. If an observer is disruptive, the elections office has directed the precinct inspectors to notify the office. The elections office will then decide if it needs to talk with the observer or remove the observer from the location, depending on the issue. “We have election observers at every election, and they have always handled themselves in a professional manner, so I don’t anticipate any issues this election,” Vise said. “That being said, an election observer is there to observe only, not interfere with the election…

Tehama County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Red Bluff bar

RED BLUFF — The Tehama County Health Services Agency announced Friday, through coronavirus contact tracing, it has identified the Round Up Saloon in Red Bluff to be a potential source of exposure for COVID-19. The agency said the exposure would have occurred Oct. 16-18. Any person who visited the Round Up during those dates is urged to: Call the agency 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 527-6824. Outside of business hours, call 527-8491 x3606 and leave a message. Get tested. COVID-19 testing appointments can be scheduled online at www.lhi.care or by calling 1-888-634-1123 with no out-of-pocket cost. Monitor for signs and symptoms of the illness, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, loss of smell or taste, muscle pain, sore throat, diarrhea and nausea. Continue to practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet when in public and wear a face covering when in public. Maintain good hygiene practices such as washing hands, using hand sanitizer, cleaning frequently touched surfaces and covering coughs and sneezes. Limit contact with people who are at high risk for COVID-19, including the elderly and people with chronic conditions.…

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