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The Northern California cities cite the ongoing pandemic as reasons for the cancelation.

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Truckee and North Lake Tahoe cancel 4th of July events

Two Northern California cities are cancelling summer events because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

 Truckee and North Lake Tahoe announced in a press release the "difficult decision to cancel the annual July 3 fireworks at Kings Beach, and the Fourth of July fireworks shows in Donner Lake, Truckee and Tahoe City." 

“While the Board understands how important this community celebration is to all that enjoy it, at this point in time we felt it was premature to produce an event that historically draws a very large crowd and felt it was more responsible to err on the side of caution by canceling the parade this year," Lynn Saunders, President and CEO Truckee Chamber of Commerce, said in the release. 

Four counties move to less restrictive tiers in California's reopening plan

The California Department of Public Health updated its data for county's to reopen. With the data update, four counties could loosen their restrictions on businesses and activities within the county.

Amador, Glenn, Mendocino and Sutter counties moved to less restrictive tiers and could loosen restrictions on Wednesday.

Stockton arena closing due to lack of interest

Kaiser Permanente told ABC10 the mass vaccination site would be closing days after opening due to a lack of people wanting to get the vaccine at the Stockton Arena.

The site will be closed until further notice for first-dose vaccinations. The site will be operational for people who need to receive their second dose after receiving their first dose.

The site began operations on April 7.

UC Davis to students: expect to be on campus in fall

UC Davis students, faculty and staff should expect to be on campus for a majority of in-person learning for the fall 2021 semester, according to a Facebook post from the university.

With that warning, the school is also advising students to secure housing for fall. 

"By fall, we expect to return to hosting in-person events and full operation of facilities," the post says. 

Legislature OK's tax break for small businesses

The California Legislature has approved a major tax break for small businesses. 

The bill would let some small businesses deduct expenses associated with federal coronavirus loans from their state tax bills. The bill would reduce the state's revenue by up to $6.8 billion over the next six years. The bill only applies to businesses that are not publicly traded and lost at least 25% during one quarter of 2020. 

Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said that between 15% and 25% of businesses that got the loans wouldn't get the tax break. She said it would have cost more than $8 billion to give the tax break to everyone.

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