Californians Rally for Single-Payer Health Care System | MRCTV

KTXL reports that a rally was held in Sacramento, California Wednesday by proponents of a bill that would create a one payer health care system.

Participants included health care unions and patients.

Dr. Paul Song told KTXL, “If we make the system more efficient by having one payer, we can save billions of billions of dollars a year. Plus, we don’t really need to put any more money in – the money is there.

Source: Californians Rally for Single-Payer Health Care System | MRCTV

CalPERS pressed to divest from energy firms, banks |

After years of criticism, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System made headlines in December when its board voted to lower the expected rate of return on investments from 7.5 percent

Source: CalPERS pressed to divest from energy firms, banks |

Hershey plant will stop production Friday

Hershey plant will stop production Friday

Source: Hershey plant will stop production Friday

LaMalfa Thanks the President for Disaster Relief Funding | Congressman Doug LaMalfa

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump declared a federal emergency for the Oroville Dam spillway event as well as the flooding in the state caused by storms in January and February. Yesterday, Congressman LaMalfa and members of the California Delegation sent a letter to the President urging that he declare a Presidential Disaster Declaration of a Major Emergency for the Oroville Dam spillway incident that forced nearly 200,000 residents to evacuate from their homes. The federal disaster declaration directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide disaster relief efforts with 75% of the cost being funded by the federal government.

Source: LaMalfa Thanks the President for Disaster Relief Funding | Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Butte County Road Closures

Road Closures – County Maintained Only
Roads may be flooded and not on this list due to localized conditions. While the Department makes every effort to provide accurate information, the Department is not responsible for any omissions that may occur.

This list is for County maintained roads only, and does NOT include any roads maintained by other municipalities.

Related Resources

Non Butte County Road Closures – List of other local and surrounding jurisdictions and road closure websites.
Maintained Roads Map – An interactive GIS map with information including what roads the County maintains.
Snow Removal Policy – Read about what areas are covered and the program for removing snow during storms.
Sand bag information – List of local sources for sand bags.

Maint District Date Closed Road Name Location Status Reason Date Opened
1(Magalia) 02/14/2017 @ 9:00 AM Skyway 1/2 Mile Above Stirling City Closed Road Failure
1 (Oroville) 01/19/2017 @ 3:45 PM Bardees Bar Rd From Poe Powerhouse Rd. to the River Closed Down Tree & Mud Slide
1  (Oroville) 01/13/2017 @ 12:50 PM Camp Creek Rd Between Pulga Rd & Dixie Rd Closed Rocks & Mud Slide
1 (Magalia) 11/28/2016 @ 9:45 AM Skyway Between Inskip & Butte Meadows Not Maintained During Winter Months Snow
1  (Paradise) 01/10/2017 @ 6:00 AM Centerville Rd 1 Mile above the Covered Bridge 1 Lane Thru Traffic. Stop Signs on Both Ends Road Undermined
1 (Oroville) 01/08/2017 @ 2:50 PM Dark Canyon Rd @ Paiute to the lake Closed Rocks & Debris
2(Chico) 02/17/2017 @ 10:43 PM Hamilton Nord Cana Highway Between Bennett Rd & Cana Hwy Closed Flooding
2(Chico) 02/17/2017 @10:30 PM W. Sacramento Ave Between Meridian Rd & River Rd Closed Flooding
2 (Chico) 02/08/2017 @ 2:34 PM Seven Mile Ln Between Ord Ferry Rd & The Glenn County Line Closed Flooding
2 (Chico) 02/08/2017 @ 11:30 AM River Rd Between Scotty’s Boat Landing & W Sac. Ave Closed Flooding
2 (Chico) 02/08/2017 @ 10:50 AM Nelson Rd Between Seven Mile Ln & Grace Ln Closed Flooding
2 (Chico) 02/07/2017 @ 5:15 PM Ord Ferry Rd Between Seven Mile Ln & The Glenn County Line Closed Flooding
2 (Chico) 02/07/2017 @ 7:00 AM River Rd Between Chico River Rd & Ord Ferry Rd Closed Flooding
2 (Chico) 02/07/2017 @ 6:38 AM River Rd Between W. Sac Ave & Chico River Rd Closed Flooding
2 (Chico) 12/28/2016 through ~March 15, 2017 Humboldt Rd Between end of maintained mileage to Jonesville area losed to restricted wheeled vehicular traffic Snow and Ice
2 (Chico) 12/24/2016 @ 7:00 AM Humboldt Rd Between Hwy 32 and end of maintained mileage Chain Requirements Snow and Ice  
4(Oroville) 02/18/2017 @8:35 AM Central House Rd Between Palermo Honcut Hwy & Hwy 70 Closed Flooding
4(Oroville) 02/18/2017 @ 7:30 AM Lower Honcut Rd Between La Porte Rd & Palermo Honcut Hwy Closed Flooding
4(Gridley)  02/17/2017 @ 1:28 AM Aguas Frias Rd Between Nelson Rd & Richvale Hwy Closed Flooding
4(Oroville) 02/14/2017 @ 1:23 PM Pacific Heights Rd Between Ophir Rd & Hwy 70 Closed Flooding
4(Gridley) 02/13/17 @ 4:00 PM East Gridley Road Between Highway 70 and Larkin Road Open Road Failure 02/17/2017 @ 8:50 AM
4(Gridley) 02/08/2017 @ 7:30 AM Aguas Frias Rd Between Afton Rd & Hwy 162 Open Flooding 02/16/2017 @ 8:30 AM
4(Gridley) 02/07/2017 @ 8:38 AM Afton Rd Between Aguas Frias Rd.& The Colusa County Line Closed Flooding
4(Gridley) 02/07/2017 @ 8:13 AM Colusa Hwy @ The Cherokee Canal to the Colusa County Line Closed Flooding
4(Gridley) 02/06/2017 @ 8:15 AM Afton Rd @ Butte Creek Closed Flooding
4 (Oroville) 01/10/2017 @ 10:42 AM Bangor Park Rd At Wilson Creek between Dunstone Rd and Teddy Ln Closed Culvert Failure
4 (Oroville) 10/26/2016 @ 10:25 AM Middle Honcut Rd From the RXR Tracks to Brown Ave Closed Collapsed Culvert Pipe
6(Oroville) 02/07/2017 @ 8:54 AM Oro Dam East Blvd Between Glen Dr & Canyon Dr Closed Low Visibility due to Spillway
6 (Oroville) 01/20/2017 @ 9:55 AM Darby Rd  @ The Low Water Crossing Closed Flooding
6 (Oroville) 01/12/2017 @ 11:45 AM French Creek Rd @ Oro Quincy Hwy Closed Mud Slide
6 (Oroville) 01/11/2017 @ 12:30 PM Oroville Quincy Hwy 100 Yds above Mountain House Closed Road Hazard
6 (Oroville) 11/28/2016 @ 1:45 PM Oroville Quincy Hwy @ Mtn House to the Plumas County Line Closed Not Maintained During Winter

DISCLAIMER: Butte County is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that Butte County is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the Butte County on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the County. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility to the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.

Source: Road Closures

Oroville Dam Webcam

Oroville Dam update from Yuba City (last?) – YouTube

Unisys Weather

Rain is forecast for the next six days:

Flash Flood Watch valid until Monday at 04:00 AM PST
Flood Warning valid until 05:00 PM PST
At 12:45 AM Friday the stage was 114.2 feet.,Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

Forecast Summary

HI: 54
HI: 58
LO: 48
HI: 55
LO: 45
HI: 59
LO: 50
HI: 58
LO: 49
HI: 57
LO: 44
Partly Cloudy
HI: 56
LO: 40

Detailed forecast from National Weather Service
Central Sacramento Valley-
Including the cities of Chico, Oroville, and Marysville/Yuba City
331 AM PST Fri Feb 17 2017


HI: 54
Rain. Highs 51 to 57. Northeast winds up to 15 mph.
LO: 48
Rain showers. Lows around 48. East winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.
HI: 58
Cloudy. Rain showers likely in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs around 58. Light winds becoming southeast up to 10 mph in the afternoon.
LO: 45
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows around 45. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
HI: 55
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs around 55. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LO: 50
Rain, breezy. Lows 47 to 53.
HI: 59
Rain, windy. Highs around 59.
LO: 49
Rain, windy. Lows 46 to 52.
HI: 58
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs around 58.
LO: 44
Rain likely. Lows 41 to 47.
HI: 57
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs around 57.
LO: 40
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows around 40.
Partly Cloudy THURSDAY
HI: 56
Partly cloudy. Highs around 56.
Partly Cloudy THURSDAY
HI: 56
Partly cloudy. Highs around 56.

The intent of this weather site is to provide a complete source of graphical weather information. This is intended to satisfy the needs of the weather professional, but can be a tool for the casual user as well. The graphics and data are displayed as a meteorologist would expect to see. For the novice user, there are detailed explanation pages to guide them through the various plots, charts and images. The data on this site are provided from the National Weather Service via the NOAAPORT satellite data service. All the images are generated using the Weather Processor (WXP) analysis package which is available from Unisys.

Source: Unisys Weather


Onizuka Air Force Station Redevelopment

Homeless Assistance

In planning the reuse of Onizuka AFS, the 1994 Base Closure Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance Act requires the City to “balance” homeless resident needs with other economic and development needs. The Act mandated that the City conduct a local screening process to identify other development needs – as seen by other government and community-based service agencies. The public notice process resulted in two non-profit homeless service agencies submitting “Notices of Interest” for six acres of the facility for housing construction to address Sunnyvale’s homeless needs, which is estimated at 299 persons.

Source: Onizuka Air Force Station Redevelopment