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T he care given to its cemetery is one of the portraits of a town. Here at

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W e have niches, as well as in ground burial plots. Our gazebo is now available

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Butte County

Where the valley meets the base of the Sierras, and almond blossoms turn the terrain to shades of pink every spring...

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Butte County is situated on the east side of Northern California’s Sacramento Valley. The surrounding counties include Plumas on the northeast, Yuba on the southeast, Sutter and Colusa on the southwest, Glenn on the west and Tehama on the northwest. The county covers 1,675 square miles. Rising from the Sacramento River, its western boundary, to the Sierra Nevada mountains, its eastern perimeter, Butte County’s elevation spans from 60 to over 7,000 feet above sea level and has a considerable variation in climate. Summers at the lower elevations are dry and hot, with temperatures at times topping 100 degrees. The valley winters are mild, with occasional frosts. At the higher elevations, temperatures are generally cooler throughout the year, and winter brings regular snowfall. Agriculture abounds in the portion of the county tying into the Sacramento Valley. Grains are the most important crop, with rice accounting for 25 percent of the dollar value. Fruits and nuts are the second most important crops, principally almonds, prunes, peaches and walnuts. Major transportation routes in the county include State Highways 99 and 70 and two railroad lines pass through the county. Chico has a municipal airport and both Paradise and Oroville have small airports. With its natural beauty, Butte County has inspired many artists to make this part of the north state a center for vibrant art exhibits, performances in music, theater and dance, and a variety of festivals and exhibitions. The five incorporated cities in Butte County are Paradise, Chico, Oroville, Gridley and Biggs. Chico is the county’s largest city and is an urban center for the surrounding agricultural areas.

Chico Chico Chico is an engaging and unique place, offering a lifestyle that is difficult to match. The town’s vibrant, progressive nature blends university town character with small town charm. Chico boasts a wide range of activities and events typically found in larger metropolitan areas. As Chico continues to grow and prosper, it’s a place that maintains a special sense of community and belonging. It is the cultural hub of the north valley and a gateway to unparalleled outdoor activities. The industries that drive Chico’s economy include health, education, agriculture and retail. It shines as a regional shopping, dining, medical and cultural area, and is also home to Bidwell Park, one of the nation’s largest municipal parks. California State University, Chico helps drive the active downtown community. Chico was voted by California Business Magazine as one of the top five cities, with populations of less than 85,000, for business and was given high marks for its growing economy, pleasant weather and low crime and pollution rates by Money Magazine. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine identified Chico as one of the best places to retire and Bicycling Magazine voted Chico as one of the nation’s top cycling communities. Most recently, Chico ranked as a premier arts destination in the 4th edition of Top 100 Best Small Arts Communities in America, by author John Villani. Part of the city’s charm lies within its crown jewel, Bidwell Park. From biking to baseball, splashing in Big Chico Creek to wonderful cycling and picnicking, Bidwell Park has it all.

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Bidwell Park blends seamlessly into the historical district of Chico, with Bidwell Mansion presiding over the scene. The older downtown business area is still lively with a host of eateries, shops, and more. On the outskirts of town is every imaginable major retailer. If much of the architecture and landscape mirrors the past in Chico, the health care facilities are firmly in the future. Enloe Medical Centers operates six technologically advanced medical facilities including a Regional Trauma Center at its main hospital, the Enloe Rehabilitation Center, Enloe Outpatient Center, Enloe Cohasset Site, Enloe Childrens Health Center, and Home Care Office. Residents and visitors to Chico enjoy a full calendar of events all year. The Train Depot University provides much of this in the way of lectures, art showings, theater and more. There are dance troupes and thespians in the town, as well as more traditional community events like parades and fairs. Many places claim to offer something for everyone, but Chico truly delivers on this promise. Stop by the Chico Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau, where the friendly staff will be happy to direct you to the activity of your choice. The Chico Chamber of Commerce is located at 300 Salem Street. Call (530) 891-5556 for more information about the Chico area, or visit their Web site at

Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park West Sacramento Avenue & River Road (530) 342-5185 Hours: 7am-9pm (year round) Admission: $4.00 per vehicle all day $15.00 per night for overnight (only collected from April to October from the furthest points in the park: Irvine Finch and the entrance to Big Chico Creek)

This State Park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy birdwatching, boating, rafting, kayaking and fishing. Away from the action lie acres of scenic hiking, including several historic sites within the park that will eventually provide visitors with interpretive displays and historic


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markers. There is access to the Irvine Finch, Pine Creek and Big Chico Creek day-use areas. The Indian Fishery is also available for use.

Bidwell Park 8th Street to 4th Street entrance Park office: (530) 896-7800 Hours: Upper Park gates open at 7am and close 1 hour after sunset (closed Sun. and. One-Mile Recreation Area Mon. to vehicular traffic) 8th Street entrance opens at 11am and closes 1 hour after sunset. Admission: Free

As one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, the park has something for everyone. Whether it be the oak forest of Lower Bidwell Park, the pool at One Mile, Caper Acres Playground for tiny visitors or the ample softball and picnic areas, Lower and Middle Bidwell Park is always bursting with activity. Paved bike paths allow for cycling, jogging and in-line skating. At Five Mile there is a natural swimming hole. Upper Park offers superb hiking, riding, as well as an 18hole golf course. Bear Hole is among one of the many favorite swimming holes found when venturing deeper in to Upper Park.

Bidwell Mansion 525 The Esplanade • (530) 895-6144 Hours: Tues-Sun call for hours (guided tours available and begin on the hour) Admission: $4.00 adults, ages 5-17 $2.00, 4 and under is free

The Civil War had just ended, and the nationallyfamous General John Bidwell constructed a grand Italian-style mansion for his wife, Annie. For years, the couple presided over the expansive villa, practicing philanthropy, politics and agriculture. After years of other uses, including a girls dormitory, the mansion has been restored to its original Victorian beauty, and is now the centerpiece of the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. The new Visitors Center features an entire room of exhibits as well as a 25 minute video on the life of John Bidwell. This area is free of charge and has a gift shop.

Chico Creek Nature Center 1968 E. Eighth St. • (530) 891-4671 Hours: 11am-4pm Tues.-Sun. Admission: Free (donations accepted)

The Chico Creek Nature Center is located in Bidwell Park and offers many services including education on the envi-

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ronment and history of the park, as well as free nature walks. The nature museum is also home to many examples of local wildlife, and information on local vegetation. There is a revolving museum of California Wildlife that changes every nine months. During business hours, staff members welcome your questions about local wildlife.

California State University West Second & Hazel St. (530) 898-INFO 1-800-54CHICO Over 100 years old, CSU, Chico still reflects the brick-and-arch architecture of the days when it was Chico Normal School. Currently, the busy campus of over 14,000 students is known as one of the most active campuses in the CSU system, as well as one of the oldest. CSU, Chico has a Graduate School, Center Kendall Hall for International Studies, Institute for Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies, and seven Colleges: A College of Agriculture, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business, Communication and Education, Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Humanities and Fine Arts, and Natural Sciences. The 119 acre campus is a center for local culture, with regular dramatic productions, symphonic concerts, recital and art exhibits. Sporting events by the various Wildcat teams are also popular. Information on these events is available by calling the University Box Office at (530) 898-6333. Monday through Saturday guided walking tours are held at 11:30 am. They depart from the Office of Admissions, Sutter Hall at the corner of West Second and Hazel Streets. Saturday tours are available by appointment, seven days in advance. Please call (530) 898-4428 for reservations. Guided tours are not available on legal holidays or over holiday weekends. Self-guided campus tour booklets, campus maps, and other materials are available in the lobby of the Office of Admissions. Visitors should obtain parking permits from the Admissions office. Persons aged 60 and older may take regularly offered semester courses on the campus on a space-available nocredit basis. A simplified registration procedure and only a $55 fee is levied each semester for any number of courses taken. For information call Patti Chaplin, Elder-college coordinator at (530) 898-4428. Prime Timers is a CSU, Chico organization for people aged 60 and over. Prime Timers provides a number of weekly study groups, such as: Writing Your Own Slice of History, Cracker Barrel (current issues/topics in the News); World Religions; A Course in Miracles; and Biographical Literature. (Classes change from semester to semester.) For information, call (530) 898-6679.


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For a place with such a small-town feel, Chico has a wealth of artists and related activities. The Chico Art Center has been teaching people how to express themselves artistically since 1955. Classes are available for all ages, and offered four times a year in 6-8 week sessions. Classes might include oil painting, watercolor, paper making, ceramics and mixed media, just to name a few. This information is supplemented with lectures and workshops. When completed, local artists can display their works at the center, where exhibits are held every six weeks. Also, once a year in November, Studio tours are held and feature anywhere from 60-100 artists and their works.

Satava Art Glass Studio 819 Wall St. • (530) 345-7985 Hours: 9am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday. Call for tours. Viewing is free but subject to weather.

Satava Glass Art Studio has been open since 1977 and crafting original works of hand-blown glass, but with Richard Satava’s unique flair. This studio concentrates on the use of vivid colors and an individualistic portrayal of nature. A tour of Chico’s glass artisans is not complete without a visit to Satava Art Glass Studio.

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair St. • (530) 895-4666 Hours: varies upon event Admission: varies upon event

The Chico Chamber’s Business Showcase and the annual Silver Dollar Fair are just a few of the many activities held at Chico’s community gathering place — the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Call the Fairground office for information on upcoming concerts, races or events.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Inc. 1075 E. 20th St. Restaurant (530) 345-2739 • Office (530) 893-3520 Restaurant Hours: Tuesday Thursday & Sunday 11am-9pm Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm Tours are given Sun.-Fri. at 2:30pm and on Sat. from 12pm-3pm. Any age is welcome. Admission: tours are free of charge

What began in 1981 as a return to traditional brewing has grown into today’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., a producer of some of the areas favorite ales and beers. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is available in bars far beyond the Chico area, and it is this quality brew that draws visitors for public tours. The restaurant serves a variety of fine dishes, and the taproom allows connoisseurs to sample a variety of Sierra Nevada’s award-winning beers and ales.

Orient & Flume Art Glass Studio 2161 Park Ave. • (530) 893-0373 Hours: 10am-5pm Mon.-Sat. (best time to see glass blowing 10am-1pm, subject to weather) Admission: Free

Visiting Orient and Flume is like visiting a museum where the exhibits are for sale. Master glass blowers create works of art on the premises that will become keepsakes in any home. Choose from fruit, animals, and thematic scenes represented in case and iridescent glass. Watch artisans creating complex scenes within the space of a small, egg-shaped glass world. Orient and Flume is world renowned for its art glass, and is a must see.

Silver Dollar Speedway 2357 Fair St. • (530) 891-6535 or 916-969-7484 Hours: 5pm-11pm March -October Admission: varies upon event

Part of the sounds of spring and summer are the sounds of racing engines, eating up a quarter-mile stretch of dirt in front of a crowd of roaring fans. September will find the grandstands filled with spectators watching the Gold Cup Race of Champions, and in March the Mini-Gold Cup. Each year, the World of Outlaws sprint car circuit visits the track, as well as many other drivers during the many exciting matches held throughout the season.

Black Butte Lake Hwy 32 West through Orland; about 10 miles past Orland, watch for signs. (530) 865-4781 A favorite recreational spot, Black Butte Lake is also home to a dam, control tower as well as an information center, all of which are open for tours, upon special request. Exploring nature trails is also a common activity near the lake. Buckhorn and Orland Butte Campgrounds, call to reserve.

Lassen National Volcanic Park Lassen National Volcanic Park is a must see for those who appreciate geology and even those who just like natural beauty. Towering mountains and scenic forests, combined with the natural thermal phenomena of the park make this a truly unique experience. Getting there is easy: take Highway 32 east, make a left onto Highway 36 and then a right onto Highway 89.

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lex and Shiela, early in their 60’s ~ and centered right in the middle of the baby-boomer generation, will be celebrating 25 years of marriage soon. To hear about their lives together from Shiela, one learns that she is the spark of the energy between them, and he is the conduit that carries that spark to their next adventure, and adventures there have been! They have moved from California to Oregon and back to California, opting finally for Paradise, the community, and their friends, and to raise their youngest son. Shiela still works part-time as a Marketing Director for Gitman and Associates, here in Paradise and Alex just retired from the building industry. Neither of them seems to mind too much that the current lull in the building trades is giving them more playtime. About two years ago they decided they wanted to get a motorcycle to be able to hit the road with their friends, but not just any motorcycle, it had to be a Harley if they were going to be true bikers. Their first

bike was a Harley Softtail that they rode on a number of occasions to lots of local destinations, assuring themselves this was great fun. After their mutual epiphany materialized, it was off to the Harley dealer to trade in the Softtail for the bigger, more comfortable Cadillac of bikes, the Harley Ultra Classic, in Levi Blue, and it is pretty. Unlike many bikers of their age, Alex and Shiela often ride alone even when their friends can’t make it, allowing them whatever stops, or turns in the road, however frequently they choose, at their own whim. They join up with their friends whenever possible, but also join in with other groups for special events, like the Toy Run at Christmas time and charities for Wings of Eagles. I asked them if they had ever heard of The Retreads, a group my folks belonged to whose only requirement was that the member be over 55. Shiela grinned and replied, “sounds like fun” then looked over at Alex. Their expressions seemed to suggest they were up for just about anything, but they like to be alone on the road, too. And their road trips are limited only by the weather; if it’s a dry day outside, more than likely you will pass them along the road somewhere, Shiela sitting snuggled up behind Alex talking to him through the microphone that each of them has. “No more yelling over his shoulder, asking him to go faster”; Shiela said, “now, I can just whisper it in his ear”. Getting back to that spark we talked about earlier, Alex confesses that it is she who loves the speed, and gives him the signal - if not the word in his ear - to speed it up a bit. When they join up with others, or have people along, the c.b.’s on their bikes allow them to talk to the them as well, lending some ease to a last-minute change of plans on the road. The longest road trip they have taken to date was to Roseberg, Oregon and back and, they take frequent trips over to the coast and up to Mount Lassen. Recently they participated in the annual Million Mile Ride for


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Oroville Oroville

Oroville is an activity-rich community nestled in the foothills of the Plumas National Forest. Founded in the 1840s with the beginning of the California Gold Rush, this former Boomtown is a picturesque and prosperous community that blends small-town charm with a diverse business economy. Blessed with a wide variety of recreation, housing, employment and educational opportunities, Oroville is a perfect place to live or visit.

RECREATION - A microcosm of Northern California, Oroville’s opportunities for recreation lie in four distinct geographic environments: the great Central Valley, the rising foothills of the Plumas National Forest, the expansive Lake Oroville, and the mighty Feather River. Outdoor enthusiasts cherish Oroville for its world-class fishing, hiking, biking, camping and horseback riding. Numerous museums and historic homes entertain and inform both young and old, while parks, golf courses, house boating and water skiing are summer favorites. Throughout the year, two casinos and two performance theatres offer first-rate entertainment. Hunting for treasures in Historic Downtown Oroville’s two-dozen antique and collectibles shops is also a unique Oroville experience. HOUSING - Although it’s just 70 miles from the hustle and bustle of Sacramento, Oroville’s housing market is 100% affordable. From glamorous Victorians to ranch-style homes to modern houses with all the amenities, Oroville has a range of real estate to choose from. For those who prefer to rent, Oroville has several apartment complexes, mobile home communities and senior-living facilities. The City of Oroville offers assistance for first-time buyers and low-income families, and Oroville’s cost of living is well below the state average.

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ECONOMY - Oroville’s business community is as diverse as its landscape. Oroville’s largest employers include the manufacturing, medical, tourism and lumber industries, as well as county, state and federal agencies. Oroville is also home to several representatives from other industries, including technology, communications, publishing, gaming and more. As further incentive for business, the Oroville city limits have received an Enterprise Zone, a Recycling Zone, and a Foreign Trade Zone status. Each of these coveted designations provides financial incentives to employers in Oroville. Business travelers will enjoy the convenience of the Oroville Municipal Airport and the nearby Chico commercial airport The Oroville Chamber of Commerce, a membership organization comprised of many of Oroville’s businesses, works to promote its members and the Oroville area. Joining the Chamber is a great way to support the community while promoting your business.

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EDUCATION - With three school districts, 16 public schools, three private schools and one adult school, Oroville is dedicated to education. Each of Oroville’s schools offers low student-to-teacher ratios, progressive curricula and encouraging atmospheres. Plus, within 20 minutes of Oroville are Butte Community College and California State University, Chico, a four-year university renowned for its high quality and affordable tuition. The Butte County Office of Education also offers several educational alternatives for school-aged children, including charter schools, home study and independent study. The following section describe several of Oroville’s unique attractions and historical points of interest. For help planning your time in Oroville, please call the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 538-2542. They have free information and knowledgeable staff to help you discover Oroville.

Lake Oroville State Recreation The Lake Oroville State recreation Area offers swimming, sailing, boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hik-

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ing and water skiing. The lake’s 167 miles of shoreline and spectacular scenery ensure an enjoyable getaway or family retreat. Rent a boat from either of the two full-service marinas or try a floating campsite for a unique camping experience. Call the Chamber for reservation information, 5382542.

Lake Oroville Visitor’s Center There’s no better way to view Lake Oroville or the Oroville Dam than from atop the 47-foot viewing tower at the Lake Oroville Visitor’s Center. Sweeping vistas of California’s second-largest reservoir and the nation’s tallest dam are available from this convenient spot. Inside the center, exhibits and videos tell the story of construction of the dam and State Water Project, as well as the history of the Native Americans in this area. For more information, please call 538-2219.

Table Mountain, Cherokee & Oregon City Each spring, Table Mountain becomes the most popular spot in Butte County, as a brilliant carpet of wildflowers paints the mountain’s flat surface. On the way to Table Mountain, remnants of two historic mining towns offer interesting excursions. Cherokee and Oregon City were once vibrant communities; now all that remain are a covered bridge, pieces of an old schoolhouse, a small museum and loads of history. For directions, please call 538-2542.

Feather Falls Scenic Area Chinese Temple & Garden The Chinese culture was a very important part of Oroville’s history, and nowhere are the artifacts of this contribution more evident than at the Chinese Temple & Garden. Built in 1863, the Chinese temple served followers of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism—a rare union of philosophies. Silk clothing, gold and jade sculptures, woodcarvings, art and various artifacts make the Chinese Temple a must-see in Oroville. For more information, please call 538-2426.

Historic Homes Oroville’s history is filled with the pioneer spirit, and nowhere is this spirit more evident that in Oroville’s collection of historic homes. The neighborhood just west of Historic Downtown Oroville is filled with grand manors and stately mansions, each one giving a glimpse into Oroville’s historic past. In 1856, when 49’er Charles Fayette Lott decided to put down roots in Oroville, his home instantly Lott Home became the centerpiece for Oroville’s collection of exquisite houses. Now called the Lott Home in Sank Park, Lott’s Victorian mansion exemplifies the pioneer era in Oroville. Complete with authentic furnishings, fully dressed mannequins, a manicured garden and a stately gazebo, the Lott Home in Sank Park is available for tours and events. Presently the headquarters for the Butte County Historical Society, the Ehmann Home was the home site for Oroville’s premier olive-producing family. Built in 1911, the Ehmann home is filled with authentic artifacts and pioneer history, and now serves to educate the public of Butte County’s colorful history. For more information, please call 533-5316.

The Feather River is responsible for many breathtaking attractions, but none compare to Feather Falls, the nation’s sixth-tallest waterfall. The nine-mile roundtrip hike provides sweeping vistas of the Plumas National Forest while you wind your way to the Feather Falls observation deck. Pack a lunch and bring plenty of water. For directions, please call 538-2542.

Feather River Scenic Byway With dramatic granite cliffs towering above small bridges that span the mighty Feather River, the Feather River Scenic Byway is the perfect way to view the magnificent Feather River Canyon. Straddling Lake Oroville and the Plumas National Forest, the FRSB follows historic Highway 70 and includes several points of interest along the way to Reno. Historic inns, incredible fishing and plenty of Gold Rush history await you, and it all begins in Oroville.

Feather River Fish Hatchery California’s most productive fish hatchery is also one of its most unique. The Feather River Fish Hatchery spawns almost 20 million fish from its Feather River facility. For the curious, the hatchery’s windows provide underwater views of massive King Salmon and Steelhead making their way up the fish ladder. 538-2222.

Butte County Pioneer Memorial Museum Learn about Butte County’s rich pioneer and Native American history by viewing the fantastic displays at the Butte County Pioneer Memorial Museum. View pioneer artifacts and equipment, look at hundreds of historical photos or explore one of the largest Native American basket collections from that period. 538-2529.

Bolts Antique Tool Museum 1650 Broderick Street • (530) 538-2497 The museum displays approximately 5,000 different tools, consisting of wrenches, blacksmith tools, tune-up related items, antique jacks, service station items, an assortment of plumbing tools, soldering irons, electric tools, hand grinders and other miscellaneous items.

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Butte County is full of them for the recreation enthusiast, offering hiking, large swimming pools, racquet clubs, lakes, health clubs and golf courses. When the weather warms, power boaters and windsurfers can be seen on Lake Oroville. Water skiing abounds, as does jet-skiing. The younger set seem to love a day of “tubing” along the Sacramento River. Camping is a local activity that is a favorite of all age groups. At Lake Oroville, with the proper lighting on your boat, night boating is allowed, a popular activity on balmy summer nights. When the weather turns cold, many Butte County residents head to the snow! Some of the best skiing in the country is just three short hours away in beautiful Lake Tahoe where skiers will find world-class resorts in the High Sierras. Cross-country skiers need head no further than to nearby Mount Lassen. Kids of all ages have no problem finding hills to sled and inner tube down. Butte County has a rich legacy of parks that offer everything from large expanses of green grass to hiking, archery, baseball, football and swimming. Bidwell Park is one of the most notable, with paved roads tailor-made for roller skating or biking, as well as horseback riding trails, and a creek with dammed-off pools for summer refreshment. In addition, Bidwell Park can also claim to be used as the setting for some scenes in the Red Badge of Courage and Robin Hood. Whatever you’re looking for (short of boating or fishing), you’ll find in this 2,400 acre park. Bidwell River Park is nearby where Big Chico Creek and the Sacramento River meet. “Tubing” is a popular

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activity, but then so is walking along the bank or propping a chair in the cool water while the sun sets. Up the hill, in Paradise, 54-acre Bille Park shimmers under a clear blue sky. A large, green lawn allows numerous groups to have full-fledged pickup soccer or football games without bumping into each other. Numerous picnic areas make Bille Park a favorite for larger gatherings, including family reunions, birthday parties and weddings. The large children’s play area only adds to the appeal, as do the winding hiking trails. Nearby, Terry Ashe Park offers a basketball court, cool green lawns and a children’s play area. In Oroville, Nelson Park is the area of choice for baseball diamonds and big lawns to run around on. Back in Chico, the tennis ace will find numerous tennis courts, many of them lighted for night play. Racquetball courts are also abundant in the private clubs. Aside from Bidwell Park, Chico also boasts a city park, newly renovated, right in the center of downtown. All over the county, there are a number of competitive events, from walks to runs, the Wildflower Century cycling race, golf tournaments, tennis tournaments and much more.

Bowling AMF Orchard Lanes Pro shop, arcade and lounge 2397 Esplanade, Chico (530) 895-3257 Orchard lanes offers many senior discounts, specials, and leagues. To receive information on senior leagues please call for details.

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Fishing Please refer to California State fishing regulations for detailed information on the areas listed.

Black Butte Lake Anglers searching for crappie, bass, catfish and bluegill can hope to find them in Black Butte Lake.

Diversion Pool Brown and rainbow trout fishing are the rage at the Thermalito Diversion Pool, just below Oroville dam. Many range in the eight pound area.

Feather River Middle Fork Trout anglers can catch up to a five-trout limit all year long on the middle fork of the Feather River.

Lake Oroville 917 Kelly Ridge Rd. Lake Oroville Visitor Center (530) 538-2219 Brown trout, salmon, crappie, bluegill, bass, sunfish and catfish are all for the catching at Lake Oroville. Trolling the main body near the Bidwell bar bridge for salmon and trout. Contact the Visitors Center for more information.

Paradise Lake (530) 873-1040 Fishing’s year round in the winter fishing area. Seasonal fishing and boating is allowed in April through November in all areas not posted off limits or no trespassing. Paradise Lake is a domestic water supply, please help keep the lake clean.

Plumas National Forest (530) 675-1146 East of Oroville is a cluster of high-elevation fishing opportunities, such as Little Grass Valley Reservoir, Bucks Lake and Sly Creek. Numerous other creeks wind throughout the surrounding forest. The Plumas National Forest office can provide more information.

SP Sacramento River From a boat or from the banks, there’s shad, striper salmon and steelhead to be caught all along the Sacramento River. The biggest fish are typically caught in October or November for fall run, and from April to June for spring run. Sturgeon, trout and catfish are present all year, and boat launches are conveniently located down the span of the river.


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Golf Bidwell Municipal Golf Course 3199 Golf Course Rd., near East Avenue, Chico (530) 891-8417 • Public Course Call ahead and make your reservations for this busy course, which borders Big Chico Creek. A well-stocked pro shop, too. Located along Wildwood Ave., on the way to Upper Park.

Course: 18 Holes, 6,157 yards; Par: 71; Rating: 68.6 men/ 72.3 women

Butte Creek Country Club 175 Estates Drive, Chico (530) 343-8292 • Private Course Known as one of the nation’s premier courses, golfers are challenged by the seven holes all involving water.

Course: 18 Holes, 6,700; Par: 72; Rating: 71.6 men/68.2 women

Canyon Oaks Country Club 999 Yosemite Drive, Chico (530) 343-CLUB • Private Course This spectacular golf course, nestled within a serene, unspoiled setting, allows players of all levels to enjoy a relaxing, yet rewarding game of golf. Our 18-hole championship course, owned by National Golf Properties and managed by American Golf, provides four tees to accommodate every golfers ability. They invite you to call today to discuss their membership program and take a tour of their beautiful clubhouse.

Course: 18 Holes, 7,100 yards; Par: 72

Dingerville USA 5813 Pacific Heights, Oroville (530) 533-9343 • Public Course This executive course is open to the public daily.

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SPORTS & Recreation Lava Creek Golf Course 5325 Clark Rd., Paradise, CA 530-872-4653 Course: 9 Holes, 2,200 yards, driving range, Par: 34 Now offering frisbee golf!

Tennis Chico Racquet Club and Resort 1629 Manzanita Ave., Chico (530) 895-1881

Lake Oroville Golf & Event Center 5131 Royal Oaks Drive and Kelly Ridge, Oroville (530) 589-0777 • Public Course One of the fun ways to see an amazing view of Oroville.

Course: 9 Holes, 4,207 yards; Par: 66; Rating: 61.8 men/64.7 women

Paradise Pines Golf Course 13917 S. Park Drive, Magalia (530) 873-1111 • Public Course Located above Paradise, just a short drive from Chico up the Skyway. Visit for discounted tee times. Join our Silver Rewards Club for even greater savings. Course: 9 Holes, 2433 yards; 18 Holes, 4988 yards; Par 68; Driving Range

Come take a tour of our 12 lighted tennis courts, proshop, snack-bar, and restaurant. Club amenities include a tennis pro available for lessons, a ball machine to practice your serve with, and leagues and tournaments. This is a private club for members only.

Lucas Ranch Tennis 21926 Lucas Ranch Rd., Butte Meadows (530) 873-3104

Oro-West Racquet & Health Club 4551 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville (530) 534-7541 One of the finest places to play tennis in our area, this private club also offers court time to nonmembers for a small fee. 10 tennis courts, four racquet ball courts, plus a health club, and other facilities make Oro-West Health Club a wonderful place to play. Senior packages available. Call or stop by today for a tour.

Skyway Golf Park 1 Longest Drive, Chico (530) 899-8108 • Public Course A Par 3 course with night lights and a driving range.

Sunset Hills Golf Course 13301 Garner Ln., Corner of Esplanade, Chico (530) 342-4600 • Public Course This course is laid out to meet the needs of the nonpro golf enthusiast. Each of its nine holes are par three and the petite size of the course makes it ideal for beginners and senior citizens. This course also offers a driving range.

Table Mountain Golf Course 2700 W. Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville (530) 533-3922 • Public Course One of the area’s more enjoyable courses—wide open, trouble-free and with fine greens. A favorite among locals.

Course: 18 Holes, 6,254; Par: 72; Rating: 69.1 men/71.6 women

Tuscan Ridge Golf Club 3100 Skyway, Chico (530) 624-7006 • Semi Private

Enjoy the beautiful 18 hole championship course with breathtaking views of the valley and the spectacular Sutter Buttes. The Tuscan Ridge Club offers innovative and cost effective membership opportunities. There is something to meet the needs of any avid golfer. Course: 18 Holes, 6,362; Par: 71; Rating: 71.2

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Hiking & Camping Black Butte Lake 19225 Newville Rd., Orland (530) 865-4781 A favorite for boaters, Black Butte Lake is also ideal for fishing and camping. Well-maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, both Buckhorn and Orland Buttes Campgrounds have sites for both RVs and tents, Dry hook-ups.

Eagle Lake 477-050 Eagle Lake Rd., Susanville (530) 257-4188 For reservations 877-444-6777 Eagle Camp Grounds 530-825-3443 Merrill Camp Grounds 530-825-3450 Campers who appreciate stunning views will want to be in one of the campground units available surrounding Eagle Lake. Spanning 22,000 acres at 5,100 feet, Eagle Lake is cradled in a valley of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is located a short distance beyond Butte County, in Lassen National Forest. Some paths are wheelchair accessible.

Feather Falls Scenic Area Feather River Ranger District 875 Mitchell Ave., Oroville • (530)534-6500 Begin at the trail head at Lumpkin Road, and for the next four hours, you’ll be treated to some of the most beautiful and varied plant life in the area. Your desti-

SPORTS & Recreation nation? Plunging Feather Falls—with a view from an octagonal deck. The total hike is nearly seven miles, but immensely satisfying all the way along. Paved paths, wheelchair accessible.

Feather River Ranger District 875 Mitchell Ave., Oroville • (530) 534-6500 The Oroville Ranger District includes 95 units and three group campsites with a huge capacity of 25 people each. If back country camping is more your style, there are ample trails that are perfect for getting to just that type of destination. Trail difficulty varies from the very easy to the ones with hikes that seemingly point upward forever.

Ishi Wilderness Area (530) 258-2141 Almanor Ranger District Twenty miles northeast of Chico are the lava formations, plateaus and deep canyons of the Ishi Wilderness Area. Over 41,000 acres offers but one primitive campsite, leaving the rest for avid backpackers and hikers. This is the area where the Yahi-Yana Indians lived for nearly 4,000 years, and where the last Yahi, Ishi, emerged hungry and alone to meet 1911 society. It was Ishi who, through careful interpretation, recounted a culture that would never have been understood as extensively otherwise.

Plumas National Forest Challenge Ranger Station (530) 675-1146 or (530) 534-6500 In less than two hours, campers and hikers can be in the La Porte District, in the Plumas National Forest. Boaters and fishermen will also appreciate the area for its Little Grass Valley Reservoir and the small lakes that are nearby. There are many trails that are wheelchair accessible. www.FS.Fed.US/R5/Plumas

Lake Almanor (530) 258-2141 Almanor Also located within the same Almanor Ranger District is scenic Lake Almanor. The result of a 1914 hydroelectric facility, Lake Almanor consists of a total of 22 campgrounds, all first-come, first-served. The campgrounds are in various states of improvement, providing an environment pleasing to all. The lake branches off into picturesque streams and it is the perfect place for campers who want it all—wilderness and water.

Lassen National Forest 900 East Highway 36, Chester (530) 258-2141 Fax 258-5194 Camp, fish or backpack in over a million acres of lush Lassen National Forest. Over 350 miles of hiking trails

and campsites that support over 6,500 outdoor enthusiasts. Over 130 of the trail miles are along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The Caribou Wilderness is a gentle, rolling, forested plateau with many forest fringed lakes. Reminders of volcanic and glacial origin can be seen throughout these wildlands. Crater peaks, cinder cones and numerous large and small depressions have become beautiful lakes and are scattered throughout this plateau region. For non-hikers, much of the forest is beautiful to view from the comfort of a car.

Oroville Lake (530) 538-2200 Information, 800 444-7275 Reservations Lake Oroville is one of the largest reservoirs in California, with 167 miles of shoreline, 24 square miles of surface acres, and endless family recreation. There are two Marinas, Bidwell Marina and the Lake Oroville Marina that provide a multitude of services. The lake also offers 200 campsites located at Loafer Creek, Bidwell Canyon and Lime Saddle. There are several boat in campgrounds, and 10 floating campsites on the water to complete any family vacation.

Philbrook Reservoir Fish always seem to be biting at the beautiful Philbrook Reservoir. Only an hour to an hour and a half drive from Chico, Paradise or Oroville, the reservoir is an ideal place to take in the majesty of nature while lazily dangling your hook in the water.

Upper Bidwell Park 965 Fir Street, Chico (530) 896-7800 Upper park is definitely for hiking. Trails snake through the canyon, cutting pathways in the blowing grasses and up onto intriguing rock formations and hills. During the springtime, the area is lush and green. Further up in elevation, views of the Sacramento Valley can be enjoyed. You can reach Upper Park, by taking Manzanita to Wildwood Ave. and beginning your hike near where the ample parking ends. The Upper Rim Trail offers views that can only be seen from this path. It follows the northern edge of the park along Big Chico Creek Canyon. Finding the trail is easier with a trail map, but begins on Wildwood Ave. Big Chico Creek Trail is found by continuing on Wildwood Ave. after it turns into a rough dirt road approximately two miles into Upper Park. The hiking road follows along with the driving road, and is ideal for mountain biking and horseback riding, as well as hiking. Lots are available for parking all along the route. The Yahi Trail runs along the creek and is the route hikers take to reach the park’s famous swimming holes. You can get to the Yahi Trail from most of the parking lots along the road.

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little town for a few days each summer. “It’s a destinaHarleys, a nation-wide “group” ride of sorts where all tion”; Alex said, don’t need an excuse to go, it’s the gathering for bikers for the Harley owners ride on a speciyear”. The journey home will fied day each year to rack up include a ride down through the total miles ridden on Colorado allowing them to Harleys. If you haven’t been on a motorcycle, it’s hard to view the Rockies from a understand what people mean when they talk of “ whole new vantage point and turgis is next on the the freedom of riding. It is true ~ a motorcycle spend their Silver Wedding list”; says Alex. The big provides a feeling of freedom unlike any other Anniversary in Aspen. annual bikers rally that way you will feel it. is held in Sturgis, South Remembering why my parIn my “real” life, there are lots of responsibilities Dakota. If you’re a biker ~ on like children, households, business, community ents loved being bikers, I any kind of machine ~ you service, death and taxes, and the list goes on! asked each of them what they However, climb on the back of a Harley and all of know about Sturgis, and it’s loved most about being a biker those things are put aside. more than likely on your list ~ not in the presence of one No more phone calls, no emails, no text mesof places to go someday, and another. And their answers sages…just you, and the bike, the road and your their someday arrives this individually echoed not only companion. Unlike many others, we don’t opt for summer. This adventure will each other, but my parents as the wireless communication allowing us to talk to put them on the road for two one another during the ride: we settle, instead, well.... “the open and free feelweeks, winding their way out for just the beauty of the countryside, the fresh ing, the wind in the face, the air in our faces and the birds flying (alongside, at of California up through smell of the forest. The colors times) to watch. On a bike ~ Harley or not ~ you Idaho through the Valley of are so much more vibrant and can actually hear those birds sing! the Moons, then over to the sounds so much more And, being the passenger on the bike, my only Wyoming, up through clear, the way you see the responsibility is to sit back and enjoy! Yellowstone National Park, scenery in ways you don’t Contributed by fellow rider, Pam Gray. and up into Sturgis, South when riding in a car.” Dakota where for a few days their bike will only be one in a This couple’s license plate sea of a few thousand that line the streets of this sleepy reads FUN FVR, and I've think they’ve got it bad! FUN FVR continued from page 13

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Bille Park Paradise, a town of over 26,000, with a multitude of activities for all to savor and enjoy. Visitors can attend first class entertainment by notable performers at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. The Center is a large-scale facility with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and comfortable theater-style seats. The Paradise area abounds in recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, hunting, camping and back road adventures. Lime Sadle Marina on Lake Oroville offers house boating, houseboat and jet ski rentals, along with boat launching ramps. Bille Park, the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, Aquatic Park, and the new Community Park are beautiful places to bring the family; each with something different to offer. At Ashe, a basketball court and facilities for craft fairs and square dancing classes are the highlight. At Bille, the children’s play area is the best around, and an enormous emerald lawn, ringed by mature pine trees and long hiking trails that border on a canyon make this a wonderful place for everyone. The new Community Park houses the Paradise Depot Museum, with an amphitheater, a children’s play area and picnic area. A mountain town at the base of the Sierra Nevada, Paradise has a rich history stemming from the gold rush, a legacy that includes a record 54-pound gold nugget that was discovered just above the town. After the gold played out, the focus on “the Ridge” turned to farming, with bumper apple crops, springing from the productive red soil. Paradise has seen the addition of some national busi-

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nesses, but the tone of the town remains small-town, friendly and service-oriented. The antique shops are almost legendary, and the collectable shops have a devoted following. People in Paradise love to get together in that small-town style so many places have lost. Among the yearly highlights are Johnny Appleseed Days, celebrating the history of the bountiful apple harvest, held on the first weekend in October. Included is a craft fair, music, food and family fun. Cruisin’ Paradise in June has something for everyone. A pancake breakfast, classic car show, barbecue, and a peddler’s fair. The Fourth of July celebration has much to offer with a bluegrass band festival, street fair, crafts, food and a good time for all, located at the Paradise Community Park. However, the crown jewel of all Paradise festivals is Gold Nugget Days in April. Starting with the crowning of the Gold Nugget Queen Thursday night, continuing with the Gold Nugget Ball on Friday, and peaks with the Gold Nugget Parade on Saturday. An old-fashioned meloldrama performs Friday and Saturday nights as well as a matinee on Sunday and a craft fair, food and BBQ are enjoyed all weekend. Stop by or call the Paradise Chamber of Commerce (530) 877-9356 for more great information on local events, theater, shopping, lodging, dining and more.

Gold Nugget Museum 502 Pearson Road • (530) 872-8722 Hours: 12pm-4pm Wed.-Sun. Admission: Free

The Gold Nugget Museum features historical artifacts from the California West, focusing particularly on the Paradise Ridge area and is a must-see for visitors and locals desiring a greater

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understanding of the rich history of Paradise. Exhibits include antique dolls, mining tools and other artifacts commemorating the momentous discovery of the famous 54pound gold nugget. The discovery is celebrated each April, during Gold Nugget Days, with a parade, craft fair, BBQ, ball and numerous events. You may also visit Nuggetville, an outdoor exhibit which recreates an Old Western town. The Days of Living History, an annual event in September, recreates crafts and chores of 100 years ago. With more than 40 hands-on activities led by costumed volunteers, you can participate in a variety of events such as quilting, butter churning and panning for gold.

Paradise Depot Museum Corner of Pearson and Black Olive • (530) 872-8722

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The museum includes a 30 ft. diorama of the Butte County Railroad’s original 33 mile route as well as other local train & logging displays. Many souvenirs and memorabilia from the original depot, such as bricks from the original building, are for sale.

Honey Run Covered Bridge Skyway to Honey Run/Humbug Road, Five miles east of Chico This historical site is lovingly maintained by a committee of local volunteers, and visitors can’t help but appreciate their efforts when they see the large expanse of the wooden covered bridge, one of the last in California. Surrounded by picnic grounds, bridging the scenic river below, the 1894 bridge is the perfect place for skipping stones, dangling a fishing line lazily into the water, or just plain wading.

Paradise Art Center 5564 Almond Street • (530) 877-7402 Education and displays of local artwork are the emphasis of this in-town Persimmons by Susan Herring gallery. Classes in a variety of mediums are offered. Please call for information.

Paradise Lake Take Skyway north to Coutolenc Rd. Turn right at stop light. Follow Coutolenc Rd. to Paradise Lake. Draped in a border of lush, green pine trees, Paradise Lake offers more than just a pretty view. Visitors can also enjoy hiking, boating, picnicking and even fishing. No pets or gas powered engines are allowed.

Paradise Recreation & Parks PRPD • 530-872-6393 Aquatic Park - For a moment of relaxation, visit picturesque Paul Byrne Aquatic Park. There you will find a public pool, open Memorial Day thru August, the Rotary Grove picnic area which can accommodate 150 people, children’s playground area, and a beautiful duck pond with a fountain, stocked with fish. Fishing is allowed for kids under 15. Stroll the 660 foot path around the pond. Located at Recreation Drive and Buschmann Road. Bille Park - Located at 501 Bille Road, about one mile west of the Skyway. Open 7:00 am to dusk. Bille Park was built in 1961 and offers a hiking trail along the south rim of Butte Canyon. The park has two large paved parking areas, two children’s playgrounds, a gazebo, large grassy areas, barbeques and picnic tables for groups or individual use. Paradise Community Park - Located at Pearson and Black Olive. The park features the original Paradise Depot restored as a railroad museum. Nearby is an amphitheater, train caboose, children’s play area, picnic area, walking paths and ample parking. Terry Ashe Recreation Center & Park - Located at 6626 Skyway it is also home to the Paradise Recreation & Park District. Two acres with recreation center, playground, tiny tot play area, basketball court, and picnic area.

Paradise Performing Arts Center 777 Nunneley Road • (530) 872-8454 The Paradise Performing Arts Center has hosted many exciting events. Both professional and local talent have enjoyed performing in this facility, featuring superb acoustics, excellent sight lines, and an awesome 1600 sq./ft. stage. Call today for rental information.

Theatre on the Ridge 3735 Neal Road • (530) 877-5760 Since 1975, the group has been bringing quality plays to audience members from all over the county. Tickets are available at various locations throughout Butte County. Call the Theatre office for more information on their next production and ticket prices. Tickets available at Country Touch (by Safeway) in Paradise.

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Age can wreak havoc on sleeping patterns. While most adults experience four to five cycles of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and non-REM sleep (deep sleep) per night, seniors tend to get less deep sleep. As a result, many wake up feeling lousy. If you're one of these, read on to learn more about what you can do to improve your sleeping patterns. Sleeping difficulties run the gamut. Some seniors may spend more than half an hour trying to fall to sleep, while others may wake up several times a night and have difficulty falling back to sleep. Some may even get a full night’s sleep only to wake up and feel like they haven’t slept a wink. If you find yourself experiencing any of these difficulties, try taking these measures:

• Stick to a regular schedule. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day.

• Watch what you eat. The more food you consume the closer to bedtime, the less comfortable you're going to be in bed. Keep the bedtime snacks light and avoid spicy foods that could cause heartburn. • Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine is a stimulant and will keep you awake, so stay away from soda, coffee, chocolate and tea at least six hours before bedtime. Alcohol is a sedative and will make you sleepy. However, it will also increase the number of times you wake up in the night, so stay away from it before bedtime. • Exercise regularly. Studies show that people who exercise regularly generally experience less sleeping problems. Go for a walk or take a bike ride once a day. • Increase your sunlight exposure. This will help regulate your biological clock and keep you sleeping longer and better. • Turn your bedroom into a pleasant, comfortable place to sleep. Keep the temperature cool and use covers that will allow air to circulate. Use your bedroom only for sleeping. If you work or watch TV in bed, you’re just setting yourself up to stay awake and alert. • Try a relaxation technique before bed. Take a warm bath or do some light stretches. Try these suggestions for a month or so. If you don’t experience any signs of improvement, make an appointment with your family doctor. They will make sure there are no physical problems causing your sleeping difficulties and may make other recommendations. Depending upon the severity of your case, they may even send you to a sleep specialist who will check you for sleep apnea and other disorders. Sleep deprivation increases with age, but it’s not something you have to live with. Try these tips and consult your physician.

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Get Yourself Involved

Volunteer CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education) Senior Citizens Project BMU 309 (CSUC) Chico, (530) 898-5817

Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD) 545 Vallombrosa Ave. Chico, (530) 895-4711

Chico Chamber of Commerce

Chico Alzheimer’s Association 2105 Forest Ave. Ste. 130 Chico, (530) 895-9661

American Cancer Society Patient Service & Programs Mountain Valley Unit 754 Mangrove Ave. Chico, (530) 342-4567 24 hr. phone (800) 227-2345 The Shop 752 Mangrove Ave. Chico, (530) 343-6178

American Red Cross 1310 Esplanade Chico, (530) 891-0885

Butte County Library Chico Branch 1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, (530) 891-2761 or (530) 891-2762

Butte County Veteran’s Service Offc. 196 Memorial Way Chico, (530) 891-2759

Butte Home Health & Hospice 10 Constitution Drive Chico, (530) 895-0462 (800) 655-0462

2579 Fair St. Chico, (530) 343-7917

2030 Park Ave. Chico, (530) 891-5865

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services

Blood Source North Valley Center

PO Box 4184 Chico, (530) 343-7711

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Chico Creek Nature Center 1968 East 8th St. Chico, (530) 891-4671

Discovery Shoppe 315 Flume St. Chico, (530) 343-1326

Enloe Homecare & Hospice 1390 E. Lassen Ave. Chico, (530) 332-6060

Butte Humane Society


555 Rio Lindo Ave. Chico, (530) 893-5433

Senior Volunteers welcome to help with special activities and events. 300 Salem St. Chico, (530) 891-5556

24 Hr Crisis line 1- 800-895-8476

Passages Adult Resource Center Long Term Care Ombudsman Foster Grandparents Senior Companions Chico/Community of Caring HICAP Moneyhelp Linkages Legal Aide for those over 60 2491 Carmichael Dr. Ste. 400 Chico, (530) 898-5923

Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care 124 Parmac Rd. Chico, (530) 342-2345

STARS Sheriff ’s Team of Active Retired Seniors 479 E. Park Ave. Chico, (530) 891-2704

United Way of Butte County 680 Rio Lindo Ave., Ste. 4 Chico, (530) 342-7898



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Gleaners Food Bank 1436 Nord Ave., Ste. E Chico, (530) 895-3006

League of Women Voters of Butte County PO Box 965 Chico, (530) 895-VOTE

Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital 240 Spruce St. Gridley, (530) 846-5671

Gridley Seniors Food Distribution 801 Washington St. Gridley, (530) 846-4233


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Get Involved... Volunteer Butte Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Program 10 Constitution Dr. Philadelphia Square, Chico Gridley Ph. (530) 846-3820

Library - Gridley Branch 299 Spruce St. Gridley, (530) 846-3323

STARS 239 Sycamore Gridley, (530) 846-4411

Oroville Oroville Gleaners Food Basket 4532 Pacific Heights Rd. Oroville, (530) 533-4346

Butte County Historical Society 1749 Spencer Ave. PO Box 2195 Oroville, (530) 533-9418

Volunteers in Fire Prevention Attn: Fire Prevention 176 Nelson Ave. Oroville, (530) 538-7888

Help 4 People 5533 A Skyway Paradise, (530) 872-4357

Library Paradise Branch 5922 Clark Rd. Paradise, CA 95969 (530) 872-6319

Paradise Butte Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Program 10 Constitution Dr. Philadelphia Sq., Chico Paradise Ph. (530) 877-9001

Feather River Hospital 5974 Pentz Rd. Paradise, (530) 877-9361

Gold Nugget Museum 502 Pearson Rd. Paradise, CA 95969 (530) 872-8722

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Paradise Animal Shelter

Volunteer Program 10 Constitution Dr. Philadelphia Square, Chico Oroville Ph. (530) 533-6291

Feather River Senior Citizen Assocaition

5420 Clark Rd., Ste. F Paradise, (530) 872-0637

Paradise Hospice 1289 Bille Road Paradise, (530) 877-8755

Paradise Ridge Senior Center 877 Nunneley Rd. Paradise, (530) 877-1733

925 American Way Paradise, CA 95967 (530) 872-6275

STARS Sheriff's Team of Active Retired Paradise Chamber of Seniors Commerce 14166 Skyway Volunteers needed for various events and activities. (ie. Johnny Appleseed, office receptionist) 5550 Skyway, Ste. 1 Paradise, (530) 877-9356


Health Care

Butte Home Health & Hospice

Paradise Gleaners

When deciding on an agency choose

A Licensed and Medicare Certified Home Health Agency

Magalia, (530) 872-6337

If you need volunteers and are not on this list give Ella a call @ 877-4413.

Providing: • Diabetic Teaching and Care • Behavioral Health Program • Rehabilitation Specialists • Heart Failure Program • Help and Guidance with Medications • Lymphedema Program Our Highly Skilled Team includes: • Registered Nurses/LVNs • Home Health Aides • Physical, Occupational Therapists • Speech Language Pathologists • Medical Social Workers • Psychiatric Nurses

Chico office: 530-342-7248 Red Bluff office: 530-527-7227 Redding office: 530-247-0858

1335 Myers Street Oroville, (530) 533-8370

Library- Oroville Branch 1820 Mitchell Ave. Oroville, (530) 538-7641

Oroville Hospital 2767 Olive Hwy. Oroville, (530) 533-8500

STARS - Sheriff ’s Team of Active Retired Seniors 33 County Center Drive Oroville, (530) 538-7820

• Prescription pick up • Medical pick up • Grocery/personal shopping • Big or small item pick ups • Documents • Postal service • Pet taxi • Etc.

Reach me directly at: 530-588-8341

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Enhancing Life. Advancing Wellness.

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At Sierra Sunrise in Chico and Shadowbrook in Paradise we treat you like family whether you walk on two legs or four. You’ll find everything you need to feel right at home.

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for Active Adults

Apartments Independent & Community Living Bidwell Oaks Senior Citizens Apartments 700 Salem St. Chico, (530) 345-6989

The Courtyard On Rio Lindo Senior Apartments 294 Rio Lindo Ave. Chico, (530) 342-9058

East Lindo Senior Citizens Apartments 1369 E. Lindo Ave. Chico, (530) -892-9066

Feather Canyon 5900 Canyon View Drive Paradise, (530) 877-2207

Hazel Hotel 880 Hazel Gridley, (530) 846-7800

Lucian Manor 120 Parmac Road Chico, (530) 895-3120

Oak Knoll Senior Living 1007 Buschmann Road Paradise, (530) 872-3344

The Oakmont Retirement Residence 2801 Cohasset Road Chico, (530) 895-0123

The Oaks Elderly Housing 1500 Hwy 99 Gridley, (530) 846-6385

2001 Notre Dame Blvd. Chico, CA 95928 (530) 345-1384

Jarvis Gardens Senior Apts. 2001 Nortre Dame Blvd. Chico, (530) 345-1384

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855 Bruce Road Chico, (530) 566-1800

Skilled Nursing Facilities

California Park Rehabilitation Hospital 2850 Sierra Sunrise Terrace Chico, (530) 894-1010

Chico Care Center 188 Cohasset Lane Chico, (530) 343-6084

Evergreen Gridley Paradise Gardens II, III Health Care Center 1040 Buschmann Rd. Paradise, (530) 877-7230

Sierra Sunrise Apts. 2703 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Office Chico, (530) 894-3220

Sycamore Glen Jarne's Gardens Senior Apartments Independent Living

Windchime of Chico

1199 Diablo Ave. Chico, (530) 894-0384

The Terraces Senior Living 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace Chico, (530) 894-5429

Vista Village 38 Vista Village Dr. Paradise, (530) 872-3477

246 Spruce St. Gridley, (530) 846-6266

Olive Ridge Care Ctr. 1000 Executive Pkwy Oroville, (530) 533-7335

Life House - Cypress Health Care Center 1633 Cypress Lane Paradise, (530) 877-9316

Paradise Skilled Nursing 7419 Skyway Paradise, (530) 877-7676

Pineview Health Care Center 8777 Skyway Paradise, (530) 872-3200


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Housing Choices for Active Adults Riverside Convalescent Hospital 375 Cohasset Road Chico, (530) 343-5595

Shadowbrook Health Care Center 1 Gilmore Lane Oroville, (530) 534-1353

Twin Oaks Health, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 1200 Springfield Drive Chico, (530) 342-4885

Windsor Chico Creek Care & Rehab 587 Rio Lindo Ave. Chico, (530) 345-1306

Residential Care & Assisted Living Adult Day Health Care Peg Taylor Center 124 Parmac Road Chico, (530) 342-2345

Alice Richard’s Care Home Ages 18-59 1470 Terry Lane Paradise, (530) 877-0223

Autumn Acres Guest Home 1095 Fairview Drive Paradise, (530) 877-5268

Beaver’s Guest Home 9000 Skyway Paradise, (530) 872-2719

C&C Care Home 112 Grand Ave. Oroville, (530) 532-9354

College Hill Guest Home 790 College Hill Road Paradise, (530) 877-3320

Cottage Guest Home 1059 Nevada Ave. Oroville, (530) 533-1436

Country Crest 55 Concordia Lane Oroville, (530) 533-7857

The Country House and Commons 962 Kovak Ct. Chico, (530) 342-7002 or (530) 899-3585

The Court Yard 1770 Humboldt Rd. Chico, (530) 342-0707

Crystal Meadows 3494 Cherokee Rd. Cherokee, (530) 533-6226

Oak Knoll Senior Living 1007 Buschmann Road Paradise, (530) 872-3344

Prestige Assisted Living at Chico 1351 E. Lassen Avenue Chico, (530) 899-0814

Prestige Assisted Living at Oroville 400 Executive Parkway, Oroville, (530) 534-8160

Roses & Ivy Elder Care 853 Manzanita Court Chico, (530) 894-7836

Roseleaf Care Home Daniela’s Country Home Care 17 Country Wood Lane Oroville, (530) 532-1577

Evergreen Residential Care 230 Spruce St. Gridley, (530) 846-6238

Giselle’s Care Home #1 1156 Manzanita Ave. Chico, (530) 893-1716

Giselle’s Care Home #2 2140 Ceres Ave. Chico, (530) 893-8078

High Horizons 3530 Cherokee Rd. Cherokee, (530) 533-6830

La Mirada Villa 197 La Mirada Ave. Oroville, (530) 589-1781

Larkspur Lodge Assisted Living 1900 20th Street Oroville, (530) 538-8200

Mountain Meadow Lodge 585 Bille Road Paradise, (530) 872-9002

4810 Songbird St. Chico, (530) 896-1900

Roseleaf Senior Care 2180 Humboldt Chico, (530) 896-1990

Windchime of Chico 855 Bruce Road Chico, (530) 566-1800

Mobile Homes /Parks Acres of Paradise Mobile Home Park/55+ 6280 Pentz Rd. Paradise, (530) 877-5688

Almond Grove Mobile Home Park/55 Plus 567 E. Lassen Ave. Chico, (530) 342-6056

Apple Tree Village Mobile Home Park 1400 Kilcrease Cir. Paradise, (530) 877-8901

Blue Haven Mobile Home Park 5510 Clark Rd. Paradise, (530) 876-1895

Sunshine Cottage 1468 Sun Manor Paradise, (530) 877-3363

Sunshine House 1463 E. Dottie Ln. Paradise, (530) 872-0375

Sunshine Manor 1456 Sun Manor Paradise, (530) 877-4463

The Terraces 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace Chico, (530) 894-5429

Townsend House Assisted Living for Seniors 10 Ilahee Lane Chico, (530) 342-4455

Truex Guest Home Ages 18-60 1465 Kelley Oroville, (530) 533-1319

Cape Cod Mobile Estates/Senior Park 6799 Skyway Paradise, (530) 877-3168

Casa De Flores Mobile Home Comm./55 Plus 701 E. Lassen Ave. Chico, (530) 343-5551

Chateau Mobile Home Estates 1023 14th St. Oroville, (530) 534-1954

Chico Creek Mobile Home Estates 1595 Manzanita Ave. Chico, (530) 342-3245

Chico Mobile Country Club 1901 Dayton Rd. Chico, (530) 343-3705 Housing continues next page

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Housing Choices for Active Adults Coach House Mobile Estates 982 E. Lassen Ave. Chico, (530) 342-5860

Olive Hill Mobile Home Ponderosa Mobile Estates Community 6656 Pentz Rd. Paradise, (530) 877-4254

2921 Wyandotte Ave. Oroville, (530) 589-2969

Cottonwood Estates 2300 5th Ave. Oroville, (530) 534-0804

El Dorado Mobile Estates 9289 Skyway Paradise, (530) 877-2856

Kentwood Mobile Estates 123 Henshaw Ave. Chico, (530) 343-4881

Lincoln Mobile Home Village 6368 Lincoln Blvd. Oroville, (530) 533-7800

The Oaks Senior Community 185 Clubhouse Parkway Oroville, (530) 589-5000

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Pheasant Ridge Mobile Estates

Sherwood Forest Mobile Home Estates 1280 Wagstaff Rd. Paradise, (530) 872-0484

7075 Clark Rd. Paradise, (530) 872-9563

Pinecrest Mobile Home Quail Trails Village Mobile Home Park & Park Travel Trailer Park 5110 Pentz Rd. Paradise, (530) 877-6581

5437 Clark Road Paradise, (530) 877-4351

Pine Ridge Park & RV Travel Trailer Park 5084 Pentz Road Paradise, (530) 877-0677

Ridgewood Mobile Home Park 6674 Pentz Road Paradise, (530) 872-1124

Pine Springs Mobile Home Estates

Town & Country Mobile Home Park

6920 Clark Rd. Paradise, (530) 877-1467

Retirement Communities Oak Knoll Senior Living 1007 Buschmann Road Paradise, (530) 872-3344

The Plantation 208 Berry Creek Dr. Paradise, (530) 876-9265

Springfield Manor 2050 Springfield Dr. Chico, (530) 891-4981

The Terraces 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace Chico, (530) 894-5429

6580 Lincoln Blvd. Oroville, (530) 538-8338

Choice, convenience and independence. It’s about living the way you want to live and making your own choices. Our role is to provide the care and services you need to make it possible.

Welcome to Prestige Senior Living, where we take care of the details while you have all the fun. Call to schedule an advance tour of any of these outstanding communitities and make a priority reservation on your choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodations. • Prestige Assisted Living At Chico , Lic. #045999644 1351 East Lassen Avenue, Chico 530-899-0814 • Prestige Assisted Living At Marysville, Lic #585000698 515 Harris Street, Marysville 530-749-1786 • Prestige Assisted Living At Oroville , Lic #045000603 400 Executive Parkway, Oroville 530-534-8160

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Eat three meals a day in one of our luxurious dining rooms or take advantage of room service and dine in privacy. Use our transportation service to go shopping, or relax in comfort and solitude among our beautiful gardens.

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