- Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones announces he is running for Congress in the upcoming 2022 elections. Jones made the announcement yesterday through a Facebook post, saying he will fight for law and order in America, stand up against the "Defund the Police" movement, and secure the border. He is running for the 3rd Congressional District, representing areas in Sacramento, El Dorado, and Yuba.
- The Sierra Nevada is in good shape with a better than average snowpack despite several weeks of dry weather. The incredibly wet months of October and December have so far offset the very dry months of November and January. The Department of Water Resources says, as of Monday, the snow water content across the Sierra is 106% of average. Forecasters say advanced weather models are calling for a return of some rain for Northern California as soon as this Sunday.
- Newly introduced legislation would require all of California's K-through-12 students to take the coronavirus vaccine to attend in-person school. Like California's currently required immunizations for students, this would close the personal belief loophole, which still exists under Governor Gavin Newsom's coronavirus vaccination mandate for students. That means no more religious exemptions. Any vaccine on that list is not subject to a personal belief exemption, only medical exemptions. Under the measure, students must receive the COVID vaccine to attend in-person classes.
- A new COVID-19 anti-viral pill is available in Sacramento, but it's limited in both quantity and who can use it. UC Davis is currently providing the pill only to its highest-risk patients who show mild to moderate COVID symptoms, and they must also be at high risk of hospitalization or death.