Friday Notes for January 19, 2024

Posted on January 19, 2024


On Tuesday this week, the Tehama County Probation Department Work Crew cleaned up the homeless encampment near what used to be the Linnet’s Tire Shop. Over 7,000 pounds of trash was hauled away. A special THANKS to the Probation Department, work crew, and the neighboring property owners.


January 16thA Joint Meeting of the City Council and the Planning Commission was held to discuss the Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance.

January 23rd: The regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm.

Abandoned Vehicles:

Need to get rid of that old car or truck?  You were going to fix it but never got around to it or can’t afford it?  The Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program can remove it from your property FREE of charge.  Call 530-527-8020 for information and details.  The program is funded by a $1 surcharge on vehicle registration or renewal in every vehicle.  Do your part to improve our neighborhood.


January 25th: Empower Tehama is sponsoring a Help Stop Human Trafficking presentation in Corning at the Rodgers Theater at 6:00pm, doors will open at 5:00pm.  There will be a couple of speakers providing information on identifying the various forms of Human Trafficking, and where to seek assistance. This is expected to be very informative. Admission is free and I urge you to attend.


January 18th: City Manager attended the 24th Annual Economic Forecast Conference. The conference was well attended with attendees across multiple jurisdictions and associations. The highlight of the conference was the presentation from Dr. Robert Eyler, President, Economic Forensic and Analytics.



Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.



Pool Manager and Assistant Manager Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for a pool manager and assistant manager for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website. We will be advertising for lifeguards at a later date.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit the impacts of those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View project and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by mid-January 2024 depending on weather.



Tuesday Night Market:

The Recreation Department along with the Corning Chamber will be setting the Tuesday Night Market dates.

Corning Recreation Basketball season starts this weekend!



Through our Code Enforcement process, we were able to get the homeless encampment cleaned up behind the old Linnets Tire shop with the cooperation of the property owner, Corning Police Department, and the Tehama County Probation Department, they were able to haul off over 7,000 pounds of trash.

The Planning Department received an updated parcel map and title report for an empty lot on Blackburn to build 14 new homes, the Planning Department will be working on that.

The Planning Department received an updated demographic report from the State of California Department of Finance and as of January 1, 2023, the Corning population declined by 1.1% during the period of January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2023, 46 of the 58 Counties in California had declining population. Corning population as of January 1, 2023, is 7,993.




In addition to responding to 108 calls for service, there were 74 officer-initiated incidents, including 20 traffic stops, and a total of 14 officer reports taken.  Officers made 8 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 11 citations: 4 were infractions, 4 were misdemeanors, and 3 were parking during the period of January 12, 2024, through January 17, 2024.


Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel. Community Service officers Lisa Estes and Julie Hansel are currently going through additional training with Sergeant Portillo.


Corning Police Department will be adding a new member to the department within the next two weeks. Officer Royce Elena has successfully completed all the stages of the hiring process. We are excited to have Officer Elena on board and part of the CPD family.

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

-Robin Williams



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they were:  13 medicals and 2 public service.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 18 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  13 medicals, 1 investigation, and 4 public service.

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