Northern California Live Updates Week of September 21

September 25, 2020 Updated: September 26, 2020

This page covers general news updates weekly, in addition to the coverage of the CCP virus* outbreak in Northern California.

For more news related to the CCP virus, see The Epoch Times special coverage of the CCP virus outbreak.

Californians may check CalFire’s website for fires and containment statuses. People may also sign up for alerts in their county. People can visit airnow.gov to check air quality status throughout the day. It is updated hourly.

Click here to see archived updates and here for the previous updates on the early CCP virus situation.

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September 25

  • Santa Clara Senior Center will open as a cooling center on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • College sports in Santa Clara County will wait for the State’s revised guidance to proceed.
  • Santa Cruz County announces Phase I of debris cleanup.
  • Gov. Newsom has announced the state will phase out fracking by 2024.
  • Santa Rosa and Berkeley have issued a red flag warning for Berkeley hills from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28.

September 24

  • San Francisco is suing 28 drug dealers to keep them out of the Tenderloin neighborhood.
  • The City of Santa Cruz will continue construction, closing certain streets from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
  • Berkeley considers reopening elementary schools as COVID-19 cases stabilize.
  • Placer County will continue a hearing for the proposed Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Expansion Project.

September 23

  • Contra Costa County approves an ordinance to provide additional eviction and rent freeze protections.
  • Election officials from El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties have formed the “Northern California Coalition of Election Officials” (NCCEC) in light of National Voter Registration Day.
  • Monterey County announces that Phase 1 of wildfire cleanup will start Sept. 28.
  • Nail salons are allowed to open in Yolo County.
  • Yolo County announces a new public health officer.
  • Gov. Newsom signs an executive order to ban selling gas-fueled cars by 2035.
  • According to Cal Fire, 26 lives have been lost this year in the wildfires so far.

September 22

  • Santa Clara County develops a Community Health & Business Engagement Team (CHBET) for residents and businesses to learn about COVID-19 protocols.
  • The Santa Cruz Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint on Sept. 25 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Ocean Street corridor due to a history of DUI crashes and arrests.
  • San Francisco allows indoor museums to reopen at 25 percent capacity.
  • Santa Rosa announced a fire weather watch from Sept. 26 through Sept. 28.
  • Nail salons may reopen in Yolo County.
  • Alameda, San Mateo, and Solano Counties move to Red Tier and allow more businesses to reopen.
  • San Francisco launches an online dashboard tool to help track school reopenings in San Francisco.

September 21

  • Adherents of the Chinese spiritual discipline Falun Gong hold a rally at the San Francisco Chinese Consulate to protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses.
  • The August Complex Fire is 34 percent contained, SCU is 98 percent contained, LNU is 98 percent contained, and North Complex is 64 percent contained.
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport and the San José Fire Department will have a new fire station to serve the airport community.
  • Sacramento County announces First 5s, a program that would allocate $40 million to young children.
  • Yolo County announces its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.
  • Yolo County provides resources for farm workers and other vulnerable communities.

*The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.