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Know your candidates: Corning Union Elementary School District

CORNING — With election day coming Tuesday, three candidates are vying for a seat on the Corning Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees. Running for the positions are Jani Greer-Franer, Raymond Rodriguez and Ted Shoemaker. The Daily News conducted a Q and A via email with each candidate asking for their take on school board issues. Candidates were asked to keep their replies to 100 words per response. Multiple attempts were made by the Daily News to contact Greer-Franer and Shoemaker, but no response was received. The following responses are from Raymond Rodriguez, a retired teacher. Raymond Rodriguez (Contributed) What are your views on distance learning vs. in person instruction during pandemic? Answer: This situation is difficult. Teachers and students thrive on in-class, personal, meaningful interactions. However, according to officials, COVID 19 is a serious threat to public safety. Unfortunately there is misinformation about the dangers posed by this virus. While younger children may not be as affected by COVID 19, it is not clear how they carry or transfer the virus and thus, take it home to their loved ones. It is not…

Art Walk adds new live murals to annual event

RED BLUFF — The COVID-19 pandemic won’t stand in the way of a well-loved Tehama County art lover’s event, Art Walk, which will take place 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 7 with a few modifications. Coinciding with the re-opening of the Main Event Gallery, which has been closed on the corner of Main and Pine streets since March, the Tehama County Arts Council will host Art Walk, said Chairwoman Toni Gaylord. Both have been approved by the Tehama County Health Services Agency. Kristen and Chloe Gray look at art during the 2019 Art Walk event. (DN file) “The Red Bluff Art Walk is an annual community experience where local artists exhibit their art in participating downtown businesses and people can come and shop, have a personal conversation with the artists, and show support,” Gaylord said. “The Tehama County Arts Council has a mission to spread appreciation of all arts throughout Tehama County and the Art Walk has been a favorite way to do this for 18 years.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gallery, like many other…

Raiders’ Trent Brown off COVID-19 list, may face Browns on Sunday

Trent Brown is off the COVID-19 reserve list and could be back in the lineup Sunday when the Raiders visit the Cleveland Browns. Brown practiced Friday before the Raiders’ team charter departed, but coach Jon Gruden stopped short of saying his right tackle would play after being quarantined for the previous nine days. “We don’t know, really. I want to find out what his wind is,” Gruden said in a video teleconference. “He had COVID-19, which is a serious deal. So we have to find out what his conditioning is. There’s a lot of other things that play into this as well.” If Brown can’t play, the next man up is veteran Sam Young, who was limited this week in practice with a knee injury. Brandon Parker, forced into action last week against Tampa Bay, would play on the right side if Young’s knee is a problem. Given that the weather in Cleveland calls for wind and rain, the Raiders would love to have the 6-foot-8, 380-pound Brown available for what could be a power matchup calling for a lot of running plays. Brown contracted…

Stockton Woman Indicted In Mail, Bank Fraud Schemes

STOCKTON (CBS13) – A federal grand jury returned a 17-count indictment to a Stockton woman accused of mail and bank fraud schemes targeting unemployment benefits and identity theft victims, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced on Friday. Rhiannon Ausk, 24, was charged with mail and bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, possession of stolen U.S. mail, unlawful possession of Postal Service keys and obstruction of justice, said Scott, with the U.S. Department of Justice Eastern District of California. Ausk engaged in two separate schemes impacting the Department of Labor’s unemployment insurance program and Northern California identity theft victims, according to a news release from Scott’s office. She allegedly obtained personal information from at least 20 victims and filed for unemployment benefits under their names. Several of the applications were approved, which resulted in prepaid debit cards filled with the benefits being mailed to Ausk. Additionally, Ausk carried out a bank fraud scheme that saw the theft of U.S mail, identity theft, and the use of stolen bank cards, officials said. Ausk is accused of making counterfeit Postal Service keys to break into mailboxes and steal mail…

Halloween Weekend And Potential COVID Domino Effect

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There are safe alternatives to celebrate this Halloween weekend. Some families are staying home creating their own fun. “Just not going to go trick-or-treating or go out anywhere,” one woman said. Other families are choosing are still passing out candy. “Just hang out at the house, give out big candy bars,” Junior Torres said. Despite warnings and recommendations, some people will likely attend a Halloween get-together leaving health officials concerned about the coronavirus spreading. It’s a situation that many areas dealt with following several summer holidays. So could this Halloween weekend have a potential domino effect on COVID cases? Health officials says yes, if we aren’t safe. “We know that from history, there is a potential during the holidays, people do get together to celebrate,” said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. Dr. Olivia Kasirye said Halloween during a pandemic may be different, but it doesn’t have to be canceled. “There are ways of doing it safely and that is what we are emphasizing to families so that we don’t inadvertently end up with a spike,” she added. “We are…

What You Wear To Cast Your Vote Could Get You In Trouble

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento man showed up to cast his ballot sporting Trump 2020 gear. But wearing a button, T-shirt, hat or even holding a pamphlet for a candidate or measure within 100 feet of a California voting center is illegal. “I was out here in the lobby, but I heard there was a commotion,” said TJ Porter, with the Sacramento Urban League. Porter said he saw that man wearing Trump gear walk into the polling place. “He had masks and had his flag waving around Trump 2020, they were very excited,” he said. It’s called electioneering, and that particular Trump supporter was not happy when he was confronted about the California law. Janna Haynes, with the Sacramento County Board Of Elections, said, “He became combative about that concept. He didn’t want to take off his hat or change his shirt, and then he started streaming.” The man started streaming the interaction on Facebook as poll workers called the cops. He eventually agreed to change his clothes before law enforcement arrived, and he completed his ballot. Promoting a campaign will land you a misdemeanor,…

California EDD Director Sharon Hilliard Announces Retirement

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sharon Hilliard, the director of California’s Employment Development Department, announced on Friday that she will retire at the end of the year, the agency said in a news release. The EDD said Hilliard’s announcement comes after she spent nearly four decades serving Californians. “It has been my privilege to be part of the Employment Development Department (EDD) team since the day I walked into the EDD building over 37 years ago,” said Hilliard. “At that time, I was 19 years old and looking back I could not have imagined how fortunate it would be to work with so many caring, strong, and professional people determined to provide the best services possible to the citizens of California. I retire knowing that EDD is on a great path to success.” More from CBS Sacramento: Doctor Explains Why You Should Avoid Thanksgiving, Christmas Gatherings: ‘Not Worth The Risk’ 9-Month-Old Conjoined Twins Separated After Marathon Surgery At UC Davis Children’s Hospital Retiree’s Credit Score Dives After Taking Test Drive Hilliard previously served as chief deputy director at the EDD between 2013-2019 and multiple other positions since…

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