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The California Highway Patrol is investigating whether marijuana played a role in a vehicle accident early this morning that left one Chico resident dead and another injured.
Kelly M. Larocca, 37, was driving a 2007 Honda Accord westbound on Highway 70 near Squirrel Creek Road at 4:45 a.m. at an unknown rate of speed in cold, intermittently icy conditions. Overhead flashing signs were on and advising of icy conditions.
The Barclays are slowly recuperating after the loss of their Portola home and a family member in a fire Dec. 21. With four of the children in the Shriner’s burn center and the parents in the UC Davis burn center, it will take time to heal physically and emotionally.
The burns are not life-threatening but require a lot of cleaning and dressing and are very painful. Makiah Barclay, 9, has required skin grafting.
|Traffic on Lawrence Street slowed to a crawl and pedestrians stopped to ask questions. The law recently changed to require different regulators and valves on propane tanks. Although the tank was “empty,” residual propane in it needed to be removed before the regulator could be changed, a process expected to take about 25 minutes. |
Photo by Mona Hill
A sea-dye packet caused confusion and alarm Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, as it turned the normally pristine waters of Stover Creek in Chester a brilliant shade of fluorescent green.
The California Department of Health Services announced today that it would “immediately” appeal the preliminary injunction halting MediCal cuts to skilled nursing facilities. The state said it would seek a stay of the injunction from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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