- All California adults who received their original COVID-19 shots six months ago and think they would benefit from a booster should get one.
- PacBell will remove around eight miles of lead-encased phone cables from Lake Tahoe. The out-of-commission cables are seeping lead into the water that exceeds regulations. PacBell agreed to a no-fault settlement where the company will pay one-point-five-million dollars to remove the cables and pay the legal fees of the plaintiffs.
- The Department of Water Resources says many of the largest reservoirs in Northern California are sitting well below their historic averages. This, despite a wetter-than-usual month of October. Lake Shasta sits at 23% of its total capacity and 43% of its average capacity for this time of year. Lake Oroville is 29% full which is 56% of its historic average. Other reservoirs are looking a bit better, including Folsom Lake at 80% of average capacity. Lake Berryessa is 59% full and 83% of average. Don Pedro Reservoir is about half full and sits at 75% of average.
- Biden nominee Saule Omarova says she wants oil and gas companies to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change