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A freeze warning was issued last night for Santa Rosa, Napa and surrounding areas, including Marin County. The warning is in effect until nine o’clock this morning. Weather officials said temperatures may drop to the mid-20s. Isolated areas may see temperatures in the low 20s.

A head-on collision on Highway 101 during hail and heavy rain, Wednesday afternoon killed one man and injured two others. According to CHP, the crash happened shortly before 1 pm in Humboldt County near Salmon Creek Road. Two men in an SUV headed southbound lost control and veered into the northbound lanes directly into the path of oncoming traffic crashing into an SUV driven by 45-year-old Teresa Bowles. The male driver of the SUV died at the scene the male passenger was treated for minor injuries. Bowles was hospitalized for minor injuries.

Planning officials will be presenting the Santa Rosa city council with an outline of plans for the future of the downtown area sometime next week. The plan features several tall buildings and new apartments.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is going green. Tonight, they will be holding a ceremony where a giant switch will light a 65-foot Christmas Tree and surrounding buildings, powered by solar power. This event also kicks off the Holiday in the Park event that runs today through January 5th.

A federal bankruptcy court judge is upholding a California law that requires utilities to pay for fire damages. The law drove PG&E into bankruptcy protection 10 months ago as it faced at least 20-billion dollars in losses which stemmed from a series of deadly wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The ruling is a victory for thousands of wildfire victims.

People across the Bay Area are being urged not to burn wood this weekend. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is making the request to prevent air quality impacts in inland valleys and neighborhoods.

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