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Two new cases of measles in Chico have been connected to a cluster outbreak, according by health officials who would like to speak to anyone who may have been at The Esplanade House at 181 E Shasta Ave, between March 15 and March 19th. A person diagnosed in Tehama County had gone to a Walmart on Luther road sometime between 5-7 on March 16th, and a Raley’s supermarket on the 18th between 6-7pm. Trips were also made to a Shasta county Taco bell on Old Alturas Road, Raley’s supermarket on Lake Boulevard, the Shasta College 800 building along with the Shasta College Library in Redding.

Vandals are behind a decision by park supervisors to close the Mendocino Lake recreation area on the north side of the lake. If the vandalism continues, the North Boat Ramp will likely be the next closure. Park staff found port o potties tipped over several times, so they anchored them down, but more were knocked over, so they decided those actions would have consequences, leading to the recreation area’s closure. Anyone with information is asked to call authorities.

Recent rains and constant use between Ukiah High’s football and boys & girls soccer teams along with Ukiah Lions Youth football has left the field in such bad shape, that repairs estimated at $10,000 in turf and materials along with five days labor are needed if the field is to be ready by the fall. That announcement by the Ukiah Unified School District. Once the work is finished, the field will need to sit as the new turf grow- a couple of months.

A trial scheduled in the case of 51 year old Aaron Douglas Burrows of Paradise has been cancelled following his suicide. He is accused of sexually abusing a minor and was facing 15 years to life in state prison and a mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender. Authorities say counseling is being made available to his victims.

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