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It’s time to lead Last week, the CN&R attended a press conference at which city leaders and
members of the business community revealed a plan for police patrols in downtown. Standing among them was Police Chief Kirk Trostle, who said nothing after a member of the Chico Police Officers’Association—the local cops union—made it clear that the department’s officers weren’t interested in signing up for voluntary shifts covering the city center. According to city administrators, Trostle is now in charge of establishing those downtown patrols. But if he’s having any success, we’re not witnessing it. We haven’t seen the promised foot and bike patrols. What we have heard is more rhetoric from the union on how it’s not possible to staff the shifts associated with that plan for added law enforcement. Yes, we realize the department is down officers, with numerous out on workers’ compensation and a handful of open positions awaiting recruits, but we’re more convinced that the CPOA is using this as a wedge issue leading into its contract negotiations with the city. We’re tired of hearing them play the martyr, when we know that the budget for public safety remained untouched during the Great Recession. If the department is truly overworked in such a burdensome way, we suggest taking the concessions that will allow for the hiring of additional personnel. This has been a time of great financial strife for our community, and the CPOA ought to stop crying poor. It’s been well-publicized that Chico’s police officers are extremely well-paid, especially as it relates to benefits (see Second and Flume, page 9). It’s now time for Trostle to get his department to rise for the greater good of the community. This is his opportunity, too, to rise—to take ownership of his role as police chief. It is paramount that he maintain control of his officers, who appear eager to use this added patrol as a bargaining chip rather than a chance to protect and serve the city of Chico. The clock is ticking. We’ll be watching, and so will city officials and residents. Don’t let us down. Ω
This has been a time of great financial strife for our community, and the CPOA ought to stop crying poor.
Humanely fix cat overpopulation ct. 16 is National Feral Cat Day, a day to raise awareness Omunity. about the outdoor—or “neighborhood”—cats in our comFor every six people in the community, there is
approximately one neighborhood cat. These cats may be fed by one or more community members, or may thrive without any human intervention. “Home” is within the community rather than in an individual household. Many are feral and avoid human contact. In February 2012, when the city of Chico began operating the animal shelter, we took every cat brought to us, including feral cats. Many of the cats euthanized were healthy ferals. As we looked by for ways to decrease euthanasia and Tracy Mohr make better use of our resources, we discovered some shelters no longer accept The author is animalhealthy stray cats. services manager for Why? Because cats are 13 times more the city of Chico, and likely to go home if they’re not brought founder of The to the shelter. Turns out most “lost” cats Mustang Project. are not really lost. They are either neighborhood cats or someone’s pet out for a walk. And when feral cats are trapped and removed, it creates a “vacuum effect,” which means that other cats, or other animals like skunks, will move into those areas. The better alternative to euthanasia is to trap, neuter and return (TNR). Studies have shown that this 8
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model actually stabilizes and reduces the cat population over time. In February 2013, the city stopped accepting healthy stray cats—friendly or feral. At that same time, a citizens group called Neighborhood Cat Advocates started a TNR program. The group provides this service in cooperation with, and at no cost to, the property owner. The organization trapped over 700 cats its first year. These are cats that might have been brought to the shelter and possibly euthanized or, if just left alone, would continue to reproduce. Fewer cats coming into the shelter means more resources for sick/injured cats, and orphaned kittens. More cats being spayed/neutered means fewer kittens born, as well as less fighting and spraying. This year, Neighborhood Cat Advocates has trapped almost 750 cats. And no feral cats have been euthanized at the shelter since our policy change. TNR is a more compassionate, sustainable way to deal with our neighborhood cats. If you feed or see cats in your neighborhood, please contact Neighborhood Cat Advocates or Paws of Chico and talk to them about TNR. Cats have coexisted with humans for centuries, and will continue to do so. It’s up to us to provide positive ways to coexist with them. Ω
Worth your vote As you may well know by spying the many campaign signs strewn about
town, reading coverage of candidates forums (see page 13 for our latest) and talking with friends and family, election season is fully upon us. This may not be a presidential election year, but there are plenty of local, state and federal offices, as well as propositions and measures, that are worth weighing in on. The Chico City Council, for example, has three open seats. In a year when the panel has been chastised for its fiscal irresponsibility, and when the issues of police compensation and staffing are coming to a boil, this election has the potential to result in a shift of ideological power. Then there are the dueling medical marijuana measures—A and B. And a Congressional race with an impressive challenger looking to knock a bigwig incumbent off his thrown—if voters turn out. (Tune in next week for the CN&R’s special Election Issue.) We don’t feel the need to wax philosophical about the importance of voting—it being our patriotic duty, giving us a voice in government, showing the power of the people, yada yada yada. You’ve heard it all before. But if you haven’t gotten off your couch and registered to vote, now is the time. The deadline to register before the Nov. 4 election is Monday (Oct. 20). So, get off that couch! (Or, heck, they’ve made it easy: Log onto registertovote.ca.gov and do it from your couch.) Ω
SECOND & FLUME by Melissa Daugherty email@example.com
WTH? I can’t be the only one who is wondering why in the hell the City Council candidates would show up at the dog and pony show—I mean, candidates forum—sponsored by the Chico Police Officers’ Association last Monday. Seriously, so now the special interest groups are putting candidates on the spot? This is a joke, right? The situation seems ripe for an analogy. The one that comes to mind is the mob interviewing business owners they’re going to shake down in exchange for protection. That might seem a little strong, but the questions during this forum were so selfserving (see Newslines, page 13). Here’s one: “In regards to the compensation that members of the CPOA currently receive, do you feel it is adequate in order to retain and recruit quality officers to work for this association knowing that other associations of similar size are receiving as much as 25 percent more?” Um, that’s crap. (But, thank you, CPOA, for giving me column fodder.) And the council candidates responded so earnestly, even though I suspect most, if not all, of them believe that the city’s employees are vastly overpaid—mostly because of the benefits packages they receive, profit that in 2012 pegged Chico as the 15th most generous city in the state when it comes to that sort of compensation. Andrew Coolidge called the police department’s pay “decently average for the state.” He claimed to have done his homework, but if that were true he’d know that Chico ranked 25th in the state for overall compensation—that’s out of 482 incorporated cities and counties. Decently average? More like uber exorbitant. According to our assistant city manager, the average compensation for a Chico police officer is $136,000 a year. That’s more than three times the median household income ($43,000) in this North State town. I, for one, am tired of hearing how the current council needs to support public safety. How about turning that around? Let’s get real here. The city’s biggest expense is payroll costs and the majority of that compensation— more than 80 percent—is allocated to the police and fire departments alone. In other words, the members of those unions and their inflexibility and greed are the true barriers to the city hiring more personnel. As far as the candidates go, I didn’t hear anyone with the political will to get our city’s public pay down to sustainable levels. How disappointing. Speaking of disappointments, in our annual Best of Chico contest, arguably our most-read issue of the year, we caught a number of incidences of ballot-stuffing. I’m not going to divulge the method of the stuffers, but I do want to give the CN&R’s operations department a shout out for spotting the fraudulent votes. On the plus side, it was great to see many new firstplace finishers in this year’s contest. Congratulations to all of the winners and to those who placed, and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.
Melissa Daugherty is editor of the CN&R
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Bagging the banners Re “All or nothing” (Newslines, by Howard Hardee, Oct. 9): Thank you for the piece on the City Council’s patriotic antimilitarization decision not to approve the Chico jingoists’ outrageous banner proposal. On display at the council meeting was an important distinction between patriots on the City Council (who thought for themselves about what is in their country’s [city’s] interest) and jingoists (my country right or wrong, America love it or leave it posturing) who always insist we park our brains when it comes to war and its “heroes” and do what they want. For too long jingoists have been successful at taking the meaning of jingoism and convincing us it is the very definition of patriotism. Hopefully, there is a patriotic, antimilitarization trend here. Jingoists have bullied us patriots for too long. BEAU GROSSCUP Cohasset
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Re “Goin’ nowhere” (Reel world, by JuanCarlos Selznick): The review of Gone Girl in the Oct. 9 issue of CN&R would indicate that Mr. Juan-Carlos Selznick had obviously not read Gillian Flynn’s novel, although reading an adapted book is not a prerequisite for a film review, as the film should be able to stand on its own merits. My opinion is that the reviewer’s opinion, in this case as in other reviews, is an example of a contrarian position (i.e., if the majority of major film critics have positive reviews, Mr. Selznick will take the opposite position). His mostly negative review of Gone Girl is typical. The premise of the film is the brilliant “Cool Girls” rant by Amy as she is leaving town done as a voiceover narrative by Rosamund Pike. Every review I have read of both the book and the film has emphasized this passage as critical to understanding Amy’s bizarre behavior. Mr. Selznick fails to even mention it. Go read the book, Mr. Selznick. JOHN W. CECIL Magalia
What about the misandrists? Re “It’s time we discuss domestic violence” (Guest comment, by Anastacia Snyder, Oct. 9): Re: Boilerplate Special on domestic violence. Actually, accidental falls are the No. 1 cause of injuries to women in the home. The feminist movement has printed a lot of false statistics that have poisoned the data pool, and the fossilized feminists at our universities perpetuate these myths. And there’s a lot of misandrists (women who hate men) that suppress needed information, so this makes it difficult for everybody to assess this very serious matter properly. I do know that all five cases of domestic violence in my neighborhood over the years that I have been made aware of were women assaulting men. These women stabbed and slashed their boyfriends. Welcome to Chico, guys. MIKE PETERS Chico
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Enough of this nonsense Re “Schools need protection” (Letters, by Dave Donnan, Oct. 9): Dave Donnan has been busy this week. Got a letter into the Chico E-R baselessly attacking Scott Gruendl for being the cause of all Chico’s money problems. He’s also upset because “liberals” have cut spending for police so everybody’s gonna die. Now in the CN&R he’s freaking out about lack of safety in the schools. He knows there’s money to pay for all these things, but somehow he doesn’t mention in either letter where it would come from. I’m sure any effort to get control of automatic weapons isn’t on his list. I doubt he thinks his teacher daughter should take a cut in pay for it (and neither do I). I also suspect he’d object to raising even a mill of tax to do anything. I guess it’ll just have to be magic money. Which brings me to his campaign slogan (yes, he’s running for a CARD board position): “More fun; Better parks.” Haven’t we had enough of this tea party nonsense yet? JOHN WILKINSON Chico
On the council candidates For Chico City Council, Forough Molina understands that salaries and benefits are the driver toward fiscal solvency. She is a personal freedoms advocate recognizing the importance of public safety. Lupe Arim-Law has the business background, helped bring major manufacturer FAFCO to Chico, and will continue to increase the 1,800 jobs we’ve generated over the past 21 months. Mayor Scott Gruendl has taken extraordinary bipartisan efforts to reform our financial condition and I applaud him for reversing our course. For effective management, vote Gruendl, Arim-Law and Molina for City Council. RANDALL STONE Chico
Editor’s note: Mr. Stone is a member of the Chico City Council. I am really dis-Gruendl’d. I feel betrayed by the Chico City Council’s miserable fiscal performance over the past decade. They sidestepped every tough spending decision and threw the city into a financial hole that our kids will pay for, for years to come. The Butte County Grand Jury left no doubt that our elected officials failed miserably by dodging the financial issues we elected them to oversee. Staff knew that pushing difficult
budget decisions on the council in public was a big “no-no.” Telling them what they wanted to hear was the road to smooth staff-council relations. It became a chronic sickness of the relationship until near bankruptcy forced the identification of scapegoats, contrived expressions of horror, and a flourish of corrective actions. Gruendl’s early claim that he was vindicated by the grand jury report was a misleading ploy. When finally forced into a public vote on the report, he “saw the light” and admitted his part in the council’s failure. Too little, too late. If no blameworthy council member is voted out of office, accountability for elected officials has no meaning to Chico voters. TONY ST. AMANT Chico
Chico barely missed bankruptcy that will take years to recover due to incompetent leadership of current and past council members: Scott Gruendl, Mary Flynn/Goloff, Ann Schwab, Andy Holcombe, Jim Walker and Tom Nickell, and including past senior city staff who were supposed to lead. I believe Gruendl is truly sorry about what happened and really wants to be re-elected to help solve Chico’s major financial problem that he helped create/ignore. Does Chico really need a council member who supposedly had no idea how bad things were? Really, Mayor Gruendl? I think a smart and professional council member would have had a financial clue much sooner due to years on the Finance Committee, multiple fellow council members voicing their financial concerns for a long time (Larry Wahl, Mark Sorensen, Bob Evans) not to mention a lot of concerned citizens. Hopefully the small majority of people who take time to vote will vote for Sorensen, Andrew Coolidge and Reanette Fillmer, who actually know how to read financial reports and know when to call BS when they are incomplete or, in Chico’s case, nonexistent for many years. JOHN SALYER Chico
The point is … Re “Start looking within” (Letters, by Patrick Newman, Oct. 9): Patrick Newman misses the point, though understandably so. For over 5,000 years we have been conditioned by this current paradigm, so how can he see it? Men are victims of it as well, this wellorchestrated, long-term plan that has slowly devalued the life-giving
and -nurturing attributes of women and Mother Nature. Over the millennia, men of war have systematically and violently replaced our once egalitarian existence with the aggressive, greed-driven, mightmakes-right mentality that prevails today. We are all victims of this conditioning. We have been conditioned to believe that the murderous blood baths, human sacrifices, total subjugation and devaluation of women and other manmade atrocities in the Bible were righteously carried out by men acting through “the will of god,” that this Earth is man’s to do with as he wishes because our true kingdom is somewhere in “heaven.” It’s this mentality that has put us in the dire situation we are in today, not overly consumeristic women. It’s about valuing life, not the power to threaten or take it, showing compassion, not ridiculing or dismissing it and honoring our true creator, Mother Earth. Our future literally depends on changing his story. SHERRI QUAMMEN Chico
Dem votes not enough The 1st Congressional District candidates forum in Redding, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, was well-attended and useful in getting to know Democratic challenger Heidi Hall and Republican incumbent Doug LaMalfa. No question, at least from my perspective, Hall came away as the strongest candidate in the room— knowledgeable, quick on her feet, eloquent, passionate and aggressive when appropriate. Great attributes. LaMalfa, on the other hand, her polar opposite—lethargic, scarce on details, and seemingly overly confident he’s a shoo-in for another two-year term in Congress. And, LaMalfa has good reason to feel his re-election’s in the bag. The Secretary of State reports, as of Sept. 5, 2014, 382,494 folks are registered to vote in Congressional District 1. Of that, 41.14 percent are registered as Republicans and 29.56 percent Democrat. Best hope for Hall is to try and peel off some disgruntled moderate conservatives and independents. It’s a long shot, but relying solely on the Democratic vote simply won’t get her there. Unfortunately, she appears to offer little to moderate Republicans looking for an alternative to what the Republican establishment’s offering. Dare I say, Heidi wins the battle, but loses the war. Too bad. PETE STIGLICH Cottonwood
‘No real answers’ Recently I attended candidates forums in Chico and Paradise. In both of these forums, there were media questions and public questions. Candidates were asked direct questions like, “What would you do about xyz?” Of the many questions, 99 percent of their answers were, “Needs more study.” And, 99 percent of the time, the answer was mixed with, “We need more police.” That’s the answer to all of our problems? OK, wait, there was one actual answer for some purported problem: “We need more street lighting.” What sort of future will our politicians serve up to us, with no real answers to, well, anything? GEORGE GOLD Magalia
All about weed Re “Down on Measure B” (Letters, by Jeanne Cecchi and Nancy Roybal, Oct. 9): In response to your last two letters from Measure B opponents, these women own wineries. How did they clear land for the grapes? Do they not water them? Do they not know that fermenting fruit is a putrid smell or the fact grapes are the most pesticide-intensive crop in California? More importantly, most of the arrests in Butte County are alcohol-related (see www.ci. chico.ca.us/police/documents/Wee klyArrests.pdf). Yet you choose to perpetuate this by being involved in this industry. Foothill properties are in a totally different aquifer than the valley, where wells are drying. The true culprits are the farmers. Our wells had no adverse effects from the people who bought land in my neighborhood, paid county fees and built homes for their families. This raised my property value and made me more secure. You won’t find any group more diligent than your local pot growers. I don’t mind that the pot growers added $500 million to our local economy rather than seeing it go to Mexico. I’m sure the local business owners didn’t mind either. So, Measure A people, if you are going to spew lies, don’t be hypocritical. It ruins your credibility. LARRY COOPER Chico
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Human remains found in a shallow grave along the Sacramento River south of Ord Ferry Road on Oct. 5 have been identified as those of Angelica Weems, a Chico woman who had been missing since Sept. 13. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has ruled Weems’ death as a homicide. Weems disappeared after going for a walk in Willows with her husband, Zir Weems, who was found later in the day with deep cuts to his arms that were reportedly selfinflicted. He was arrested later on charges of animal cruelty in connection with the death of a dog he left tied to a tree in the backyard of his grandmother’s home in Willows. He remains in custody on $18,000 bail in the Glenn County Jail. There have been no charges in the woman’s death and the FBI is reportedly involved in the investigation.
Those running for the three open Chico City Council seats have collectively amassed nearly $100,000 in contributions to fund their campaigns since Jan. 1, according to campaign finance reports filed with the city clerk. The candidates have raised a total of $97,784 in monetary donations, loans and nonmonetary support to date. The two top earners—Andrew Coolidge (pictured) and Reanette Fillmer—are responsible for more than half that number, having raised $28,565 and $23,098, respectively. Coolidge has received $500 in contributions from property developers and managers (real estate developer Pete Giampaoli and property managers The Hignell Companies.), while Fillmer’s $500 contributors include Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Northgate Petroleum Co. The rest of the candidates have raised as follows: Mark Sorensen—$12,880; Lupe ArimLaw—$12,137; Scott Gruendl—$10,897.50; and Forough Molina— $10,207. Rodney Willis has not yet filed the necessary paperwork to begin receiving donations. Other notable contributors include former Mayor Andy Holcombe, who donated $500 to Arim-Law, $200 to Gruendl and $100 to Molina. Former City Planner Jon Luvaas gave $500 each to Gruendl and Molina, and he and his wife, Tanha, gave $250 to Arim-Law. Regular conservative contributors Doug, Abbie, Thomas and Sue Dauterman of Thomas Hydraulics and Thomas Welding each gave $500 to Coolidge, while Carolyn and Thomas Dauterman each gave $500 to Fillmer, and Thomas and Sue Dauterman each handed Sorensen $500. Local political activist Loretta Torres, a self-employed farmer, gave Sorensen and Coolidge $400 each.
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License to sell City Council’s recent approval of alcohol license highlights need for clear policies n May of last year, Charanjiv Singh was sure ICouncil he’d soon be out of business. The Chico City had just voted to deny his application for
a beer and wine license at his convenience store, the Mangrove Mini Mart at the corner of Fifth and Mangrove avenues, and customers looking to pick up a sixstory and pack were leaving empty-handed. photo by Singh was a victim of cirHoward cumstance. He was the first Hardee applicant for a liquor license howardh@ newsreview.com after a string of alcohol-related student deaths and Chico State’s Call for Community Action, released that January, led Police Chief Kirk Trostle to publicly state that the city should stop granting alcohol licenses entirely. But the council came under fire for denying Singh’s application after granting one to retail giant BevMo! just a couple months prior. Eventually, the panel reversed course on Mangrove Mini Mart, allowing the neighborhood gas station and market to sell alcohol. Since then, business at Singh’s store has picked up significantly, Singh said during a recent interview. “It’s not just beer and wine sales; overall sales are getting better,” he said. “People know we sell beer and wine and they come to get gas, some soda, other groceries.” The Mangrove Mini Mart saga illustrates a complex issue still facing city officials: how to get a grip on Chico’s rampant alcohol abuse while balancing public safety and business interests. “You have the alcohol establishments who want to make profits, employ people, bring revenue to the community, but you also have advocacy groups who see the harm that alcohol brings to the community when it’s abused,” Trostle said during a recent interview. The city is currently working toward estab-
lishing clear policies regarding the approval of new alcohol licenses and instituting more local oversight. But an exchange during the council’s most recent meeting, on Oct. 7, suggests that not everyone within the city is on the same page. At that meeting, the council was consid-
ering an application for a beer and wine license at Gojo Market on Nord Avenue, which bisects a student neighborhood and is surrounded on both sides with retailers that sell alcohol. The staff report, prepared by Lt. Mike O’Brien of Chico PD, noted that Gojo Market is in “an area with an undue concentration of alcoholic beverage licenses.” Some members of the panel were surprised, then, to see that Trostle had recommended approval of the license due to a determination of public convenience or necessity. “The police chief said, ‘Look, I’m totally opposed to this, but I’m recommending approval,’” Councilman Randall Stone said this week. “I don’t understand that.” Councilwoman Tami Ritter was confused, too. During the meeting, she said that she believed the chief’s stance was that the city shouldn’t approve any new licenses, particularly within areas oversaturated with alcohol sales, and asked for clarification. Trostle explained that he was under the impression—following the reversal of the Mangrove Mini Mart decision— that the council desired he recommend approval of alcohol licenses.
After some confusion—O’Brien clarified that Gojo’s application was for a license transfer between businesses, and therefore was not introducing a new license to the city—the council voted 5-2, with Stone and Councilwoman Ann Schwab dissenting, to grant approval of the license. Ritter told the CN&R over the phone that she didn’t want to vote in favor of more alcohol sales on Nord, but it would have been unfair to the business owner already invested in the venture. “By the time it gets to us, for us to say we’re issuing this out of necessity, it’s too late to have that discussion; people have already poured their livelihood into the business,” she said. “So, did I want to vote ‘yes’ on that project? Absolutely not. But I wasn’t going to risk this small-business owner losing everything they have because we don’t have a clear policy.” The inconsistency has been trying for many businesspeople, such as the owners of the Mangrove Mini Mart, the Winchester Goose, Enjoy Teriyaki and B Street Public House (previously B Street Oyster Co.). At Kona’s Sandwiches, where an Alcoholic Beverage Control alcohol-license-request sign has been taped to the window since last December, owner Chris Yarbrough is still unable to offer his customers beer with their meals. Trostle has been roundly criticized by
those business owners for his stance on new alcohol licenses, which he acknowledges some may perceive as extreme.
Chico City Council candidates, from left to right: Andrew Coolidge, Rodney Willis, Reanette Fillmer, Forough Molina, Mark Sorensen, Scott Gruendl and Lupe Arim-Law.
Last week the Chico City Council approved an offsite beer and wine license at Gojo Market on Nord Avenue, an area already oversaturated by alcohol sales and in the heart of the student neighborhood.
His opinion hasn’t changed, but he says that, since he presented the council with a 500-page staff report on alcohol licenses in July of last year, he was provided clear direction to recommend approval of alcohol licenses. And the council’s actions since then have reinforced that notion. “They even approved alcohol at the golf course in Bidwell Park,” he said. “That was obviously the council wanting to move in that direction.” Under state law, “the city doesn’t have a lot of say-so whether an alcohol license gets approved or disapproved,” Trostle said. All applicants first go to ABC for approval; the City Council gets involved only if ABC has deemed the applicant’s census tract to be oversaturated with liquor establishments, as was the case with Gojo Market on Nord Avenue. The applicant is then required persuade the local governing body (in Chico’s case, the City Council) that the public would benefit from an additional place to buy booze. But the city may soon have additional means of control. Trostle said he agreed to recommend approval of alcohol licenses so long as the city moved forward with two amendments to Title 19, the city’s land use and development regulations—a conditional use permit and a deemed approved ordinance. Associate Planner Greg Redeker said that if any businesses are causing alcohol-related problems, the amendments would allow the city to rein them in without ABC involvement. Such localized oversight has proven effective in other cities grappling with alcohol abuse problems, Trostle said. The conditional use permit would impose a series of requirements on new businesses that sell alcohol, including operating standards like training employees on responsible alcohol service, maintaining a clean exterior and sidewalk, properly managing lines at the door and limiting hours of operation on days of the year associated with widespread alcohol abuse (i.e., Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and Cesar Chavez Day). A deemed approved ordinance, on the other hand, would establish operational requirements for existing businesses and standard penalties for noncompliance. Both amendments will be discussed today (Oct. 16) at the Planning Commission’s regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers, and that body’s recommendation will be considered by the Chico City Council sometime in November. Ω
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lifestyles, the Chico Police Officers’Association hosted its own version that focused on law enforcement matters. It was held just as the city and the CPOA enter into contract negotiations and local headlines decry a lack of downtown police patrol and an understaffed police department. The forum opened with Peter Durfee, president of the CPOA, addressing the crowd that had gathered in the City Council chambers. “It’s been a difficult last few years for law enforcement in the city of Chico and we’ve been the topic of conversation for some time,” he said. “We’ve lost personnel to retirement, injuries and other agencies at a rapid pace, but the question is why. Tonight hopefully we can get some of those answers from next year’s leaders.” The themes of the forum were public safety, the seemingly growing transient population and whether the metaphorical sky is falling on Chico. Following a one-minute opening statement from the candidates, each one was asked three questions from the CPOA, and then offered a one-minute chance to rebut the other candi-
dates’ answers or reinforce their own. Not surprisingly, the first question was about problems presented by the increase in vagrants, transients and “antisocial behavior” around Chico that has resulted in theft and violent crime. With the apparent difficulty in retaining and recruiting officers, how would the candidate deal with the problem? Lupe Arim-Law said she would like to see agreement between the city and Chico State to use the University Police Department’s eight officers to help Chico PD in downtown on an interim basis. Andrew Coolidge said, “The real question is why would an officer, at this point in time, want to come to Chico?” He said the sitting council did not support the police and that various police units had been eliminated in recent times. He said while police officer pay was “decently average,” the city’s future was not appealing and that needs to change. Incumbent Mayor Scott Gruendl said it was important to support existing efforts to ease the situation and not put it all on the police. There are existing groups and agencies, he said, that need to do their part to help ease the homeless problem, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, services for the elderly that are not being fully taken advantage of and services for foster youth.
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Forough Molina seemed to agree. She said the homeless/transient situation and funding the police, while related, are also different issues. “I guess as a very frugal person, I have to think that you always have to utilize your resources and there are a lot of people in this community who can help.” She pointed to various nonprofit organizations that can lend a hand. Incumbent Vice Mayor Mark Sorensen said that funding is important. He then accused the city of burning through $20 million in cash reserves over a five-year period, which had put the council in a “delicate position of not being able to cushion ourselves at a time like this.” He said hard decisions had to be made as far as prioritizing different programs to see where police protection fits in. According to Reanette Fillmer, the issue is much too complicated to address in a twominute answer. “We didn’t get where we are overnight,” she said. “It’s going to take a long period of time to correct the mismanagement of our funds and the failure of our council to support law enforcement.” She said while citizens have been chased out of the downtown and city parks, “It is time that we chase people out of our community that have unruly behavior.” Candidate Rodney Willis said the City Council’s priorities were out of whack and that the panel has not had good leadership. He understands the transient issue better than any of the other candidates, he offered, because of where he lives—close to the Rotary Park on Broadway in the Barber neighborhood. “They sleep in my front yard,” he said. “They sleep right down the street from me.” He and some neighbors are starting a neighborhood watch, he said, which would take some of the pressure off the police. He also called for a tent city at the end of Broadway. “If they don’t want to do that, they can either leave or go to Oroville,” he said. The only disagreement that arose during the rebuttal time was between Willis and Arim-Law, who cautioned that while there is a homeless problem downtown, she doesn’t see Chico as “a dark place where the sky is falling.” She said it is time to be realistic because to consistently paint a bleak picture of the town will only help make it come true. Willis countered by saying, “The sky is falling. Lupe, I’d have you come over to my house tonight. I live between the Torres Shelter and Jesus Center. Come to my neighborhood. They are in my garbage cans, the transients and the homeless, at 1 o’clock in the morning.” —TOM GASCOYNE firstname.lastname@example.org
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Concerned citizens form group to catalogue, protect historic ‘Chinese walls’ most longtime residents of Lgrewike Butte County, Debbie Meline up aware of the ancient rock
walls running intermittently across the local landscape, but didn’t think too much about them. She subscribed to the popular belief they’d been built by Chinese laborers in the 1800s, and figured they’d been here before her, and would remain after. But last spring, while driving to her Paradise home from Chico, she started noticing how badly some of the walls had deteriorated over the years, largely due to people plundering for personal use the lava rocks that have remained stacked, sans mortar, for more than a century. Also worrisome was that some of the walls stand on property already marked for development, or will be soon as Chico continues to expand eastward. When she got home, she made a Facebook post about it, and was surprised by how many others shared her concern. Meline’s friend Dennis Van Dyke (the pair, now in their 60s, met as students at Rosedale Elementary) suggested she begin a volunteer group to begin working to save the walls and, when necessary, restore them. “My first thought was, ‘I’m terrified of rattlesnakes,’” Meline quipped. But as she mulled it over and more friends expressed interest in such a project, she decided to get the ball rolling, as long as Van Dyke also was involved. Thus the duo began Restore the Wall, a Facebook group that has attracted more than 200 members since it began in May, to spread awareness about the walls’ respective conditions and recruit interested parties. They soon realized that it wasn’t as simple as getting a few people together and stacking stones. In fact, nothing about the walls, including their origin, is simple.
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immigrants who came to California during the Gold Rush and stayed to build the railroads also built the walls. A particularly grisly tale, related in a 1984 Siskiyou Pioneer article called “Stone fences in Shasta Valley,” says that Butte County ranchers would feed the Chinese “a royal banquet on completion of the fence but the food was poisoned and the rancher buried them in the fence they’d built.” That article’s author, Don Van Camp, posits that there were racist laws against using Chinese labor for much of the time between 1860 and 1890, when the fences were built. He instead believes, as local historians Michele Shover and the late John Nopel told the CN&R in 2001 (see “Chico’s urban legends,” by Devanie Angel, Nov. 8, 2001), that the walls were originally built by Portuguese settlers. The design may have been copied by other groups afterward. Similar walls—some documented to have been built by Chinese— appear throughout Northern California, though they are especially prevalent locally. “We are still trying to find out more about the history of the walls,” Meline said, noting the group has been in contact with several local historians and groups, including the Butte County Historical Society, Chico Heritage Association and Chico State’s Northeast Information Center. The group also realizes haphazardly rebuilding the walls could do
more harm to their history than good and so that part of the project will come further down the road. Meline and Van Dyke said their first step is gathering as much information about existing walls as possible and raising public awareness. Group members already have started photographing walls for the Facebook page, but the organizers are working on a standardized field report to ensure all the necessary information is obtained. They’d like to eventually see some city and county ordinances put into place to protect the walls, though this could also prove difficult because they span public and private land. The city of Chico owns only one wall, at the corner of Bruce and Humboldt roads. “Some people might not want protection established because it could limit their ability to develop land,” Van Dyke said. “Unfortunately, some people think that it’s just easier to tear the walls down, just like some people do with trees.” The group is currently organizing volunteers to map the walls via Google Earth and begin making field observations, now that the summer heat has passed. They also have established the Restore the Wall Charitable Fund through the North Valley Community Foundation to accept donations. “There’s a lot of work to be done, but we want to go forward, because if we don’t no one will,” Meline said. “For years we’ve heard people say somebody needs to do something about the walls disappearing, and apparently that somebody is us.” —KEN SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org
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raig Blamer’s drive to create a subscriber-based community performance space called The Barn has hit a snag. After months of pouring money and labor into retrofitting an old warehouse on 11th Street near Park Avenue, he is relocating a few blocks south, based on a very timely offer. He said meeting the city’s permit fees and zoning requirements have proven too tough. The offer has also unhinged him from boldly moving forward without permits as he suggested he would do back in July (See “Behind the Barn,” Scene, July 10.) “Right when we are just starting to get the ball rolling for our mission plan,” he said during a recent interview, “the city came down and landed on us and told us that we couldn’t do it and if we did, we would be fined $1,000.” Blamer is a tough guy. We know first-hand. He’s written movie and theater reviews for this paper for two decades. He suffered a stroke in January and, during his recovery, came up with the idea of creating a space that would offer free meals, movies and theater to help local artists while also providing local entertainment. The work, he figured, would serve as a kind of physical rehabilitation. He began the project in the former auto-upholstery shop on June 1. “Since we work off a subscriber base rather than an admission
thing,” he said, “we were looking to open up The Barn for members to come in and participate in what we have to offer during the evening. Since this is a grassroots effort making slow progress, all we’ve really been able to do up to now is show movies in there.” He began showing the movies at the beginning of October and said the most he’s had in attendance at any one time was eight. “We were advertising movies we were going to be showing on our member page,” he said. “Basically, we were just showing free movies to five to eight people sitting in lawn chairs. It’s pretty much no different than having your friends over and sitting on your lawn and projecting a movie on the side of your house.” He was also living in the warehouse, which had a bedroom and was zoned residential/mixed-use, but the city kicked him out, he said. He was threatened with fines for living in the space, which was not up to code for occupancy. Mark Wolfe, the city’s community development director, said his office first got in touch with Blamer in July. “We met with Mr. Blamer and then sent him a zoning verification letter on July 31 outlining our clarifications for what permits were necessary,” Wolfe said. The Barn would have needed a use permit to allow for group assembly. The application for said permit is
$3,000, which is nonrefundable and doesn’t guarantee approval. “That was the last contact we had from him until a neighbor sent a copy of a Facebook page about movies that he was showing there. We told him if he continued he would be fined. “We were hoping that he would cooperate and then we got another neighbor who said somebody was living there,” Wolfe said. “We talked to him last week about stopping the theater stuff and not residing there. The building is not really set up to do what he wants to do. And it was going to be costly to bring it up to code for occupancy.” The day before the city visited him and gave him the ultimatum, one of his subscribers contacted him and said if the present location didn’t work out, she had a space available. That space, he said, already has a stage and a kitchen and is up to code. It’s unclear, as he would not reveal the location of the new space just yet, whether that same use permit will be needed. “I look at it as it was meant to be,” he said. “If the offer hadn’t been there I would have rolled up my sleeves and fought to stay. But ultimately this isn’t about my weird idea of entertainment, it’s about the project and that is way more important.” —TOM GASCOYNE email@example.com
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Butte County’s Only Hospital Based Midwifery Service “Midwifery is growing because women want to be heard and be in control of the medical support they receive. They want to have time spent with them and be seen as individuals. With Feather River Midwifery Service, the midwife attending the birth will already have spent a lot of time with the mother,” Lisa Catterall RN, CNM told us. Lisa is a provider with Feather River Midwifery Service, which has two clinics in Butte County: One in Paradise and one in Chico, conveniently located at 1617 Esplanade. “Midwife is an Old English term and literally means, ‘with woman.’ It’s her birth, her body, her baby, and she should have her baby her way. Midwives get to know the woman on all levels – physically, emotionally, spiritually, and what her social support network is like. It doesn’t matter if she wants an epidural or an all natural birthing experience. Midwives are there through the whole process to support the woman.” Lisa said. Lisa has been a registered nurse and midwife for thirty years and has delivered well over 3000 babies in that time. She explained what it means for midwives to have hospital privilege and what that means for expecting women. “Feather River Hospital is the only hospital in Butte County with midwives. We can care for the woman at our clinics and then admit them to Feather River Hospital when it’s time to deliver. Women-centered care counts. It is very important to put the mother in the center and provide care and support. It takes a lot of people to do this, but as long as the mother is at the center then great things will happen. If you mother the mother, the mother will mother her children.” Feather River Midwifery Service is overseen by Dr. Deborah Anderson, an obstetrician, who is very supportive of midwifery. When a laboring woman is admitted to Feather River Hospital’s Birth Day Place, she can expect to be cared for by a cohesive team of professionals. Feather River Hospital’s approach to caring for the whole person keeps Nurse Midwives, Obstetricians, nurses, social services, nutrition services, and Pediatricians in constant communication with each other and the woman and her family to deliver the highest level of care to the new mother and baby.
Lisa elaborated on the culture of Feather River Midwifery Service, and Feather River Hospital, “We view a person from the perspective of health, rather than from the perspective of disease. Also, whatever a human’s higher-power is, we honor that by supporting it, which makes our society better. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have been doing this for the past 30 years.” Births attended by Feather River Hospital midwives boast a very low 7%-8% c-section rate. Feather River Hospital’s Birth Day Place has spacious, private, LDRP (labor-delivery-recoverypostpartum) rooms with warm and comfortable features. They offer a number of services that can’t be found at other Butte County hospitals, including the option to have a water birth, and hydrotherapy for natural pain relief during labor. There are five Certified Nurse Midwives including Cheryl Struve, Ann Wright, Tomi Warren, and Tanya Nolan, and they also provide Well Woman Care and gynecological exams throughout a woman’s lifespan. They are currently accepting new patients.
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Some restaurants in Southern California have begun adding a 3 percent surcharge to bills to cover the cost of employees’ health insurance, a trend that has emerged elsewhere in the state (in San Francisco, for one). A restaurant in Los Angeles first introduced the surcharge in late 2013 and more than a dozen eateries in the area have since followed suit, according to California Healthline. Owners of those restaurants maintain the surcharge is the only way they can offer health insurance to their workers and remain profitable. Meanwhile, other restaurants are considering implementing an all-inclusive service charge that would replace tips and help cover the cost of insurance. Jot Condie, CEO of the California Restaurant Association, said the latter option is more likely to catch on statewide. “Once it starts, you’re going to see other segments in the industry … dip their toe in, if they see it’s manageable and customers do not revolt,” he said.
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Longtime champion of mental health services and autism care Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will soon term out office after 14 years in the California Legislature. Steinberg (pictured) was elected to the Assembly in 1998 and the Senate in 2006, after a two-year hiatus, and became Senate president pro tem in 2008. In 2004, he wrote and backed the California Mental Health Services Act, which has raised $13.2 billion for mental health care over the past decade. Additionally, in 2011 Steinberg authored Senate Bill 946, which requires private health plans to cover autism therapy, and has recently fought for funding to reduce recidivism rates among mentally ill criminals. Steinberg recently announced via Twitter that he will form a foundation to work on mental health policy issues after he leaves the Legislature. Send your health-related news tips to Howard Hardee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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handle the disease, it’s understandable if people start picturing doomsday scenarios. We’ve seen plenty depicted in movies and on television. One that Dr. Mark Lundberg, Butte County’s public health officer, thinks may have particular resonance is Outbreak—a film starring Dustin Hoffman about an Ebola-like epidemic. Difference is, that movie’s contagion (not to be confused with the movie Contagion) spread through the air, whereas Ebola spreads through contact with bodily fluids. Ebola, then, is not as readily contractible as a respiratory illness, and since the current plague has been centralized in five countries in Africa, odds of exposure in the North State are remote. “I think the public needs to be careful not to let this paralyze them with any kind of fear,” Lundberg told the CN&R in a phone interview. “It’s not justified for the public to lose sleep over this. It’s unreasonable; it’s too unlikely. “For me as a public health official, though, this is my job,” he continued. “We need to get ready for Ebola or whatever the next thing might be. We’ve been preparing for bioterrorism agents, and even though they’re incredibly unlikely, we have to be ready. We had an anthrax scare in our country years ago, and in Butte County people were calling us about anthrax concerns. So those kinds of fears can grip people.” The Public Health Department recently received a call from a local physician who wanted to rule out Ebola in a patient and— after reviewing the symptoms, travel history
and the disease’s “case definition”—was able to do so. Hospital emergency rooms “are likely the front line of an Ebola case,” Lundberg said. Enloe Medical Center has the biggest ER in the North State and draws patients from multiple counties, so it’s more likely than other local hospitals to face a hypothetical first case, but each has received alerts and protocols. “Our hospitals in Butte County take this incredibly seriously,” Lundberg said. “The local infection control practitioners have been on the [conference] calls with the state. When we [at Public Health] get information that’s pertinent to them, we move it to them. I am confident they all have considered it and all have a plan.” What is Ebola? According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s a viral disease found in Africa that’s rare but deadly. Symptoms include fever,
severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and unexplained bleeding or bruising; these can appear anywhere from two to 21 days after exposure to the virus. The California Department of Public Health stresses that “at present, the risk of Ebola infection in California is very low.” We cannot contract it from air, food or water; we only can get it by touching bodily fluids or contaminated objects (such as syringes) from an Ebola patient. People who do not have symptoms are not contagious. State Public Health officials and the Emergency Medical Services Authority “continue to prepare for the unlikely event” of an infected traveler coming to California from one of the affected nations in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. HEALTHLINES continued on page 21
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HEALTHLINES “Early identification of cases is crucial,” CDPH says. “Effective isolation of patients and appropriate infection control measures applied to any suspect Ebola patient would contain any potential spread.” That’s where hospitals come in. Enloe, for instance, has rooms in its newly opened Emergency Department designed for quarantines, though for this disease any private room with its own bathroom can suffice, provided the care providers wear appropriate protective gear. But there’s more to treating Ebola and preventing an outbreak than isolation. The CDC and Public Health specify steps health care professionals should follow, and the fatal case in Dallas, Texas, has made an impact. “The discussions are more serious at the state level,” said Lundberg, who attended a statewide health conference two weeks ago where Ebola was a topic. Enloe has created a training program for ER and Prompt Care employees who make contact with the public, including questions to ask patients with symptoms that match Ebola. The hospital also posted a FAQ for staff on its internal website, placed signs throughout its clinics and the ER, and scheduled a scenario exercise. While Ebola has provided an opportunity for medical centers and public health departments to hone responses to epidemics and emergencies, Lundberg doesn’t think the general public should have the same alert level. “There are so many other things
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Leaving the station Chico State research facility at Eagle Lake closes after 70 years of field study
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had heard tales of Eagle Lake for years. “I ‘It seems to be reliving the first chapters of Genesis,’ old-timers had said, ‘when God
brought forth the first living things.’ Then I saw it, brooding flat and sullen blue in its lava basin. I felt its antiquity. Eagle Lake— the lake that time forgot.” That’s how John Wesley Noble described Eagle Lake back in 1954 in Collier’s Magazine. He wrote about the curious, nearly microscopic pink hydra—relatives of jellyfish colored so by eating even smaller pink creatures—floating in the bays of Eagle Lake, and how the harsh, mineralized water killed any nonnative fish species—there are only five native to the lake—almost immediately upon introduction. That’s just a glimpse of what makes Eagle Lake an ecological wonder. In the remote reaches of northeastern California, near Susanville, it lies at the junction of four major geographic areas: the Great Basin Desert, the Modoc Plateau, the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade Mountains. “Because of its setting, it’s one of the most unique of California’s special ecosystems,” said Raymond Bogiatto, a part-time professor of biology and zoology at Chico State. “Name the group of organisms or the ecological questions, and very few of them would be out of the realm of possibility at Eagle Lake.” Over the past 21 years, Bogiatto has tutored hundreds of budding biologists at the
Eagle Lake Field Station (ELFS), made up of 13 buildings on the lake’s eastern shore, long owned by the Chico State’s Research Foundation. But for the entirety of his stint there, Bogiatto said, university administration has viewed the station as an underutilized financial burden. Citing those very reasons, the university closed the station on Oct. 1, despite outcry from alumni who claimed their experiences at the station shaped their scientific careers and helped develop deep connections to nature. Katy Thoma, executive director of the Research Foundation, said the station has never paid for itself, while use from Chico State students and faculty had steadily dwindled in recent years. “It was just a lack of use,” she said. “People aren’t using it, and, financially, it just doesn’t make sense.” Bogiatto called the divorce a tragedy. “I’m sad, but I’m not sad for me—I’ve been there, I’ve done it,” he said. “I’m sad for the students who won’t know it.” Chico State’s presence at Eagle Lake dates
back more than 70 years, when the university was known as Chico State College. Dr. Vesta Holt and Dr. Tom Rodgers began conducting research and field courses in the early 1940s. Rodgers struck a deal to purchase the property from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 1960, and the station opened in 1964. During an interview on campus in the building that bears Holt’s name, Bogiatto said he taught his first field class at Eagle Lake in 1987 and served as the station manager until 2009. Prior to the economic recession, the station was being used more by
students than ever before, Bogiatto said, but enrollment numbers took a nosedive alongside the national economy. From the university’s perspective, the field station was an obvious area to cut, especially given that the facility rarely recovered costs. In most years, Bogiatto said, the station would run a deficit of $5,000 to $7,000. But supporters persuaded the Research Foundation not to cut ties with the station entirely. Instead, two former staffers, John and Tracey Crowe, leased the station from the foundation for the next four years, operating a fishing guide service and catering to academic groups as before. But last spring, it became clear that the Research Foundation would permanently close the station. The new dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Fraka Harmsen, made a push to develop a funding strategy for the station and dozens of former students and faculty wrote administrators urging them to reconsider. “Without the experiences that places like [Eagle Lake] provide, what will serve as the draw into being a field biologist, or develop the appreciation that leads people to be good stewards of the environment?” wrote Brian A. Sardella, assistant professor of biology at CSU Stanislaus. “I know maintaining a science program is expensive,” wrote Rod Loggins, a professor of biology at Wayne State College in Nebraska. “On paper, it may appear that there is low use of the station so the dollarto-student ratio is low. Please don’t let this numerical argument be the only evidence you weigh in supporting this vital field station.”
Thoma said she appreciates the significance of Eagle Lake for those alumni, but their support wasn’t monetary. “None of those letters came with a check,” she said. “None of those alumni wanted to contribute and keep it going; they were just letters.” What will become of the station is uncertain.
One possibility the Research Foundation has explored is handing the property back to the Bureau of Land Management. “We’re in the process of looking at what it would take,” said Ken Collum, manager of the BLM’s field office at Eagle Lake. Before any property is relinquished, he said, it must be returned to its original state. “We can’t assume any liability from buildings, leadbased paint, asbestos in the buildings, septic tanks, wells, any other kind of hazardous materials.” In other words, the station would have to be demolished for that arrangement to move forward, which may prove prohibitively expensive, Thoma said. However, Lassen Community College in Susanville has expressed interest in assuming responsibility for the property, Collum said. For Bogiatto, that would be the best-case scenario, as he hopes to continue leading his field course next summer and beyond, though it would no longer be associated with Chico State. “The best thing that could happen for the [Eagle Lake Field Station] is for it to be away from this place once and for all and into the hands of an organization that really wants it.” Ω
ENDANGERED NATURE CENTER Chico Creek Nature Center suffered a major financial hit this year when the city of Chico cut its contribution to the interactive, educational site’s operating costs (in 2012-13, the city’s share was $42,500). That’s forced the center to turn to crowdfunding in an effort to keep the doors open, and made annual events—like the Oct. 16 Hunter’s Moon Dinner and Silent Auction—more important than ever. Attendees will be treated to a gourmet dinner from New Hock Farms and a selection of fine beers and wines. Tickets for the event, which runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m., are $50.
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What’s the object of fantasy football? To score the most points. You’re in a league with 10 to 20 other players and we draft the best players we can. We get points for their accomplishments, like passes completed or yards gained, not just touchdowns. You can join more than one league, and this year I’m in nine.
You must have a great record. In my 30 years of playing, I’ve won 94 overall trophies for first, second or third place, and 35 championships.
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How did you get to be so good? The key to victory is to persist in doing the things you know. I’ve watched more football and baseball than anyone who ever lived! I started playing fantasy football at 13 and learned the numbers and stats by hand. I also know from history which teams will have good players at certain positions. I try to pick the biggest threats against my team so I won’t face them. Plus, in the late 1980s as a student working for the New Orleans Saints, their quarterback Bobby Hebert showed me how to know what’s going on in the NFL by reading the transactions in the sports section.
Did you win anything for getting into the hall of fame? I got a mustard-colored sports jacket with the Toyota Hall of Fame patch on it. It’s designed to look like the NFL Hall of Fame jacket. They also made a professionallooking “cyber bust” of me posted on their website. Plus my computer
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How did you get Justin Bieber to retweet your hall of fame bid? Last year I tweeted Bieber out of the blue asking him to retweet my bid. Somehow he actually did and sent me an email confirmation. Afterward several well-known entertainment sites mentioned it.
Do you play for money? Not really. A couple of my leagues have small entry fees, but generally I don’t want the stress of high betting in my life. The love of money is the root of all evil. I’m very competitive and I don’t like to lose, so I agonize over playing and feel sad if I pick a bad player, even when there’s no money on the line. —VIC CANTU
On a lazy Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago, I was feeling ambitious and decided to start cleaning out my closet. Clothes—dirty and clean— occupy the majority of the space in my home, and now that I’m married, that space is feeling much smaller. A good wardrobe purge was a necessity for my sanity. As I waded through the piles of old sorority T-shirts, gym clothes that I haven’t worn in months, and an embarrassing number of fuzzy pajama pants, I found an old Lulu’s Fashion Lounge long-sleeve tee, from the days when the successful online retailer had a storefront in downtown Chico. I held it in my hands for a few seconds, wondering whether to toss it in the “keep” or “donate” pile. Though it’s a bit snug and a tad faded, I just couldn’t part with the little piece of Chico history and decided to hang on to it. Now there’s a new women’s retailer looking to make some history of its own in the same location where Lulu’s once reigned. Aveed Khaki, a partner in Formal Education, a high-end men’s clothing store on Broadway in downtown Chico, is teaming up with another Chico native to open a “sister store” that caters to women. His business partner, Alicia Lund, a Pleasant Valley High grad, is a former online fashion editor for Elle magazine and current fashion blogger, who recently returned to Northern California from New York. Lund will serve as the buyer for the store, which she said will center on an “elevated chic” style. The new retail location is adorably named Syllabus to play off Formal Education’s moniker and is set to open later this month in the old Main Street Lulu’s location that Lund remembers well. “It was my favorite place to shop growing up, so it’s exciting to be back in such a historic building,” she said. “There are lots of good vibes in that space, and we are excited to bring new life back to the place.” Lund, 29, and Khaki, 30, are also bringing new life to downtown Chico. Khaki, who is the publisher of Upgraded Living magazine and a former Downtown Chico Business Association board member, noted a number of young entrepreneurs opening shop downtown in recent years, including 09 10 09 09 Anika Burke, Dolce Home, Yard Sale and Bootleg, among10 others. With fixtures like Upper Crust and Zucchini & Vine anchoring downtown, Khaki said the new wave of young business owners is energizing a retail hub that has faced challenges over the past several years. 09 10 “These new businesses have really young and youthful blood behind them,” Khaki said. “I think it is the kind of energy needed to make a positive change.”
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usinesses and individuals have worked hard this past year to wow locals and lure in votes for the coveted Best of Chico awards. Readers logged in and voted for their faves, we at the CN&R tallied those votes, and it’s finally time to reveal just who is the best of the best in 2014. In addition to Readers’ Picks, the CN&R editors also took the opportunity to write about some of our favorite people, places and things around Chico this year. See page 44 for those awards. Thank you to everyone who participated—by spreading the word and voting!—this year. And congratulations to all of the first-, second- and thirdplace winners. You deserve it!
Congrats to the winner of our grand prize, Erin Portillo! Portillo is a fourth-generation Chicoan who regularly votes for Best of Chico. She’s excited to take her new hybrid electric bicycle from Red Mountain Green Cycle out on family rides.
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AUTO REPAIR SHOP
745 Main St., 893-5534 The Eighth & Main Antique Center, located in south downtown Chico at, well, Main and Eighth streets, offers a fascinating swath of goods from hundreds of vendors. The store, which features an attractive multiwindow frontage displaying what’s inside, is packed wall-to-wall with fancy cowboy boots, old peanut cans, ornate furniture, garden signs, step-ladders, vintage suitcases, old postcards and black-and-white photographs. Cool stuff that’s definitely worth a gander.
2106 Park Ave., 892-1774 Located just south of the ARC store in south Chico, Affordable Automotive has been owned and operated by Mike Button for the past 18 years and relies upon its customers to spread the word about its excellent and honest service as well as its consistent use of quality replacement parts. And it’s safe to say that Affordable Automotive lives up to its name.
2ND PLACE: Country Squyres Antiques
3RD PLACE: Spencer Automotive
1ST PLACE: Eighth & Main Antique Center
164 E. Third St., 342-6764
3RD PLACE: Sandy Gulch Furniture 1916 Oleander Ave., 345-4617
CAR DEALERSHIP 1ST PLACE: Chuck Patterson
200 East Ave., (888) 403-4962 Once again, Chuck Patterson takes home the title for Best Car Dealership. With its huge showroom and multiple lots along East Avenue, it’s no wonder Chicoans flock here when looking to buy a new or used Toyota, Dodge or Scion. The salespeople are always friendly, the service is top-notch and you’re likely to find a great deal on a great new ride
2ND PLACE: Wittmeier Auto Center 2288 Forest Ave., 895-8181
3RD PLACE: Courtesy Motors 2520 Cohasset Road, 345-9444
AUTO PAINT/ BODY SHOP
1ST PLACE: Concours Elite 2267 Esplanade, 891-0234 They can fix you up like new again after a minor fender-bender, or restore your old classic car from head to toe. For more than 30 years, Concours Elite has been a favorite family-owned operation, headed by Bob Fitzgerald. He’s the energetic, outgoing guy with the big smile, often seen out supporting many community events. Friendly staff, speedy and thorough service, and taking the headaches out car repair—that’s what customers have come to expect from Concours Elite.
2ND PLACE: JP’s Paint & Body Works 1840 Park Ave., 342-1328
3RD PLACE: California Color Body & Paint 3106 Esplanade, 895-3004 28
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1ST PLACE: Affordable Automotive
2ND PLACE: C&M Automotive 1188 E. Lassen Ave., 343-5613 2303 Esplanade, Ste. 80, 345-5600
BANK/CREDIT UNION 1ST PLACE: Tri Counties Bank
Various locations Tri Counties was founded in Chico in 1974 and has outgrown its name with amazing success, now boasting 66 branches across 24 counties. The full-service bank still maintains a friendly down-home feel through its personable tellers and knowledgeable managers. It’s a far cry from other certain national, Wall Street bank chains whose names shall not be mentioned.
2ND PLACE: Sierra Central Credit Union 352 E. First St., 345-3625
3RD PLACE: STAR Community Credit Union 550 Salem St,, 895-1947
BED & BREAKFAST 1ST PLACE: The Grateful Bed
1462 Arcadian Ave., 342-2464 Going on 16 years in the bed-and-breakfast business, innkeepers Rick and Carol Turner have consistently maintained the welcoming and wittily named The Grateful Bed. Located in the avenues, the bed-andbreakfast is housed in a century-old home that features antique furniture and lush, quiet gardens that supply the candlelight gourmet-quality breakfasts seasoned with tasty herbs. The rooms are sparkling clean and very well-maintained, proving the Turners have truly perfected their B&B business.
2ND PLACE: Goodman House Bed & Breakfast 1362 Esplanade, 566-0256
3RD PLACE: Cory’s Country Inn 4673 Nord Highway, 345-2955
220 W. Fourth St., 893-3100 When folks ask Chicoans about comfortable lodging, Hotel Diamond tops the list again and again. That’s because the hotel has a reputation for pampering its guests, from check-in to check-out. Those who’ve stayed in this historic building—remodeled beautifully to meet the discriminating tastes of modern travelers—return because they know the service and quality of accommodations offered there are hard to beat. Hotel Diamond also has an unmatched location—in the heart of downtown.
801 Main St., 342-1055 Pullins Cyclery, with its worn wooden floors and timeless charm—cycle-centric antiques and conversation pieces hang among the shop’s wide selection of new and used bikes and accessories—is a Chico institution. The heart of the business, and what keeps customers coming back for generations, are the shop’s dynamic duo—owner Steve O’Bryan and longtime mechanic Dan Cernuda—who are always eager to share their expertise and passion for cycling and friendly conversation, sans pressure or attempts to upsell.
135 Main St., 891-3338 Lyon Books once again takes top honors for Best Book Store. Heather Lyon’s lively shop offers a meeting place for writer groups as well as regular local poet and author readings. The service as well as the selection of new and used books, magazines, cards and novelty gifts can’t be beat. They even offer a membership option that provides discounts every time you shop there. The place got off to a great start when its 2003 grand opening at its original site on Fifth Street was graced by the presence of Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor. Last year the store moved to its present location on Main between First and Second streets.
1ST PLACE: Hotel Diamond
2ND PLACE: Oxford Suites 2035 Business Lane, 899-9090
3RD PLACE: Holiday Inn 685 Manzanita Court, 345-2491
1ST PLACE: Pullins Cyclery
2ND PLACE: North Rim Adventure Sports 178 E. Second St., 345-2453
3RD PLACE: Campus Bicycles 330 Main St., 345-2081
1ST PLACE: Lyon Books & Learning Center
2ND PLACE: The Bookstore 118 Main St., 345-7441
3RD PLACE: Barnes & Noble Booksellers 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, 894-1494
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CAB COMPANY 1ST PLACE: Liberty Cab
898-1776; www.libertytaxicabs.com Liberty Cab arrived on time and in first place once again as Best Cab Company. And that’s saying something, because there are a lot of cab companies in Chico. Besides the usual sedans, Liberty offers van cabs that can haul an entire group of people to their next destination. Liberty Cab, with its patriotic and easyto-remember phone number, is proud of its friendly, efficient drivers and its support of local nonprofit children’s groups.
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2ND PLACE: Ecocab 591-3186
3RD PLACE: Yellow Cab 893-4444
1ST PLACE: 3rd Generation Cleaners 1354 East Ave., 899-0333 The owners of 3rd Generation Cleaners, Stuart and Van Depper, are committed to using environmentally friendly practices, free of toxic chemicals. “Wet cleaning” is their process, and it’s free of carcinogens like hydrocarbons. Sewing and seamstress services are also available to make alterations to your duds. Customers keep coming back for the reasonable prices, the ability to get tough stains out of clothes, and friendly conversation.
2ND PLACE: Chico Express Cleaners 641 Walnut, 343-6013
3RD PLACE: Esplanade Cleaners 164 E. 2nd Ave., 342-4306
250 Vallombrosa Ave., 891-1881 Now 107 years old, the rustic and welcoming Christian & Johnson store sits alongside Big Chico Creek. It was originally located along Lindo Channel at a spot where Annie Bidwell’s gardener, F. G. Petersen, operated a nursery. C&J moved to its present location in 1913 and continues to offer gorgeous flowers, beautiful and healthy plants, and unique gifts in a charming atmosphere, which welcomes customers with the sweet smell of fresh flowers.
956 Mangrove Ave., 892-4940 After a full 60 years in business—starting in Hemet before moving to Chico in 1996—Hubbs Stationery is owned and operated by Marietta and Dan Dressler, daughter and son-in-law of founders Robert and Frances Hubbs. The place offers high-quality stationery as well as a wide range of office supplies and the latest trendy gifts. The employees are both helpful and friendly and maintain a deep knowledge of the products on hand.
2ND PLACE: Flowers by Rachelle
2ND PLACE: Made in Chico
1ST PLACE: Christian & Johnson
2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 345-2661
3RD PLACE: Chico Florist 1600 Mangrove Ave., Ste. 145, 345-1855
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1ST PLACE: Hubbs Stationery
127 W. Third St., 894-7009
3RD PLACE: Bird in Hand 320 Broadway, 893-0545
1ST PLACE: S&S Organic Produce & Natural Foods 1924 Mangrove Ave., 343-4930 This grocery store has Chico written all over it. Granted, it was founded in Gridley in 1967 by Rich Stewart and his sister Joyce and her husband, Don Sheffield, but it moved to its current location one year later. The place offers more than just organic produce, as it now includes the Butcher Shop and The Deli, which were originally longtime independent neighbors of S&S. You can now also purchase fresh meats, sandwiches, vitimans, local products and even health and wellness books while enjoying an outdoor barbecue.
2ND PLACE: Grocery Outlet 2157 Pillsbury Road, 345-2666
3RD PLACE: Trader Joe’s 801 East Ave., Ste. 110, 343-9920
HARDWARE STORE 1ST PLACE: Collier Hardware
105 Broadway, 342-0195 Serving Chico since 1871, Collier Hardware has played a significant (and literal) part in building the community nearly since the city was founded in 1860. The venerable store supplies more than just the tools, nuts and bolts for whatever your next building or home-improvement project may be, but also offers an extensive collection of kitchen and other supplies of all sorts to make any house a unique home, from Le Creuset cookware to modern gas grills and old-timey chow bells.
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2ND PLACE: Orchard Supply Hardware 231 W. East Ave., 332-9226
3RD PLACE: Home Depot 2580 Notre Dame Blvd., 342-0477
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1ST PLACE: Kirk’s Jewelry 246 W Third St., 891-0880 Kirk Bengtson, the namesake of Kirk’s Jewelry, is the go-to guy in Chico for oneof-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry. Bengtson is a true artisan, as one can tell from walking by his downtown store, spying through the windows where unique pieces of all sorts are creatively displayed. The gorgeous mahogany showroom within is filled to the brim with his stylish designs, so don’t just drool from the outside—walk right in.
2ND PLACE: Olde Gold Estate Jewelry 225 Main St., Ste. 3 (Garden Walk Mall), 891-4610
3RD PLACE: Gabrielle Ferrar 214 Main St., 345-1500
1ST PLACE: Bubbles Laundry
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664 Mangrove Ave., 343-8815; 1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 345-6453 If you’re someone who washes your clothes at a laundromat, a couple of things are key. First, you want clean machines that work well. And second, you want a comfortable environment from which to wait while completing that chore. Bubbles is the top choice among Chicoans, who trust their washables to this longtime Chico business.
2ND PLACE: Chico Laundry Co. 12
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3RD PLACE: East Avenue Coin Laundry 986 East Ave., 891-8805
LOCAL COMPUTER STORE
1ST PLACE: PCI Computer Services Inc. 225 Main St. (Garden Walk Mall), 891-4152; 2499 Bruce Road, 592-3403 PCI is a place you can shop for a computer and get a real, knowledgable person to help you. When it comes to personal computers, the folks at PCI are whizzes at getting you set up for home, business, gaming and more. With two locations in Chico, PCI is always convenient, always fast and friendly.
2ND PLACE: Chico Computer Clinic 1304 Mangrove Ave., 636-1337
3RD PLACE: Computer Plus 2499 Forest Ave., 891-7587
LOCAL PET STORE 1ST PLACE: TrailBlazer Pet Supply
752 Mangrove Ave., 892-1848 For the second consecutive year, TrailBlazer Pet Supply has gained top honors for Best Local Pet Store. The shop is priTrailBlazer Pet Supply
marily devoted to America’s most popular pets—cats and dogs—and is dedicated to providing food an other supplies to ensure the health, wellness and longevity of our four-legged friends. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and dedicated to finding the right food, toys and treats for your furry companions.
2ND PLACE: Northern Star Mills 510 Esplanade, 342-7661
3RD PLACE: Chico Pet Works and Pet Salon 2201 Pillsbury Road, 345-0934
1ST PLACE: Spike’s Bottle Shop 1270 E. First Ave., 893-8410 After a fire in an adjoining building damaged the east Chico liquor store in 2012, Spike’s Bottle Shop had to close and rebuild. Now reopened, it is once again a fully stocked liquor and convenience store, but is also something more. Owner Kevin Jaradah has shifted the store’s focus to being a bottle shop that specializes in beer. And with two walls of coolers and nearly as much dry shelf space devoted to more than 1,000 craft and imported beers, Spike’s has become the destination for local beer geeks looking for something new and special.
2ND PLACE: Mangrove Bottle Shop 1350 Mangrove Ave., 342-7575
3RD PLACE: Star Liquors 959 Nord Ave., 891-4842
LOCAL PHARMACY 1ST PLACE: Bidwell Pharmacy & Medical Supply
1200 Mangrove Ave., 891-0388 In an industry now dominated by the likes of Walgreens and Rite Aid, small neighborhood pharmacies have largely gone the way of the video store. A few still exist, like Bidwell Pharmacy, and regular customers there recognize a significant difference in the level of personalized service the big boxes just can’t capture. They also offer delivery service.
2ND PLACE: Chico Pharmacy 251 Cohasset Circle, 343-4440
3RD PLACE: Next Door Pharmacy 285 Cohasset Road, 809-2278
PLACE FOR SHOE REPAIR
1ST PLACE: Preston’s Shoe Repair 161 E. Third St., 345-0103 Preston’s Shoe Repair has been in business since 1990, but feels like it’s been there since 1940. That’s largely because the shop’s owner, the affable, ponytailed Preston Powers, is an old-school dude with old-school sensibilities. As host of KZFR’s
2ND PLACE: The Plant Barn & Gift Shop
FALL IS FOR PLANTING
406 Entler Ave., 345-3121
3RD PLACE: Little Red Hen Nursery 189 E. Eighth St., 891-9100
PLACE FOR A MANI/PEDI
1ST PLACE: Tammy’s Nails 1354 East Ave., 899-8912 Clients of Tammy’s Nails are extremely loyal, once again voting this longtime Chico business the top choice for pampering their fingers and toes. That’s because the shop offers competitive prices for a variety of services, from full gel sets and unique nail art, to manicures and pedicures. Try the ridiculously relaxing massage chairs!
2ND PLACE: Queen Nail Salon & Spa 801 East Ave., Ste. 112, 893-8900
3RD PLACE: US Nails & Spa 726 Mangrove Ave., 345-2520
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1ST PLACE: The Hair Company Mountain Sports
long-running show Blue Bayou , which focuses largely on pre-WWII blues music, he’s also a premier local authority on the form, and the best guy to ask not only if you break the heel on your favorite clogs, but if you ever have any questions about musicians named “Blind,” “Big” or “Pigmeat.”
2ND PLACE: Pat’s Shoe and Boot Repair 181 E. Second St., 343-4522
3RD PLACE: Instant Shoe Repair 2055 Forest Ave., Ste. 1, 342-7463
PLACE TO BUY HOME FURNISHINGS 1ST PLACE: The Address
2444 Cohasset Road, 898-9000 “Live with the things you love” is a mantra at The Address, a stylish home store at the corner of East Avenue and Cohasset Road. The locally created business moved from its downtown location in June, and it now offers easy parking and a larger showroom. Customers can browse for bedding, rugs, draperies, couches and more to make their home a cozy, welcoming refuge.
2ND PLACE: Nantucket Home 603 Broadway, 895-1038
3RD PLACE: Finds Design & Decor 1341 Mangrove Ave., 892-1905
PLACE TO BUY MUSIC GEAR
1ST PLACE: The Music Connection 973 East Ave., Ste. V, 898-0110 Readers once again voted The Music Connection the Best Place to Buy Music Gear. And it’s no surprise, since the shop offers not only a great selection of musical instruments and other musical must-haves, but also employs some of the town’s most talented musicians. The folks here are friendly and knowledgeable and their music lessons are top-notch.
2ND PLACE: Herreid Music 824 Oroville Ave., 894-7777
3RD PLACE: Guitar Center 2027 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, 879-1731
PLACE TO BUY OUTDOOR GEAR 1ST PLACE: Mountain Sports
176 E. Third St., 345-5011 There are ample opportunities for wilderness outings in the North State, from low-impact hikes in Upper Bidwell Park to more extreme adventures like rock climbing and white-water rafting. Of the myriad outfitters in Chico, including a few gigantic superstores, downtown’s Mountain Sports remains the vendor of choice for Chicoans to score top-notch gear.
2ND PLACE: Chico Sports LTD 698 Mangrove Ave., 894-1110
3RD PLACE: Sportsman’s Warehouse 765 East Ave., Ste. 170, 897-0500
SPORTING GOODS 1ST PLACE: Dick’s Sporting Goods
1922 E. 20th St., 343-3351 From racquetball to archery and beyond, the spacious Dick’s Sporting Goods has you covered for almost every indoor or outdoor pastime imaginable. Dick’s moved into the spot formerly occupied by Troutman’s in the Chico Mall, and offers a huge selection of clothing, equipment, shoes, camping gear, yoga wear and fitness technology—to name just a few of their specialties.
2ND PLACE: Chico Sports LTD 698 Mangrove Ave., 894-1110
3RD PLACE: Big 5 Sporting Goods 1717 Mangrove Ave., 891-1545
1ST PLACE: Magnolia Gift & Garden 1367 East Ave., 894-5410 This north Chico nursery has become a staple for local gardening aficionados. It’s chock-full of all sorts of greenery, from healthy annuals and perennials, to interesting succulents and trees. There’s also a range of colorful pots and unique garden art from which to choose. Regular patrons know to watch out for Magnolia Gift & Garden’s great special events, such as a recent one highlighting the works of local artists.
2760 Esplanade, Ste. 150, 894-2002 How do you keep a bevy of clients coming back year after year? Offer a team of talented stylists with great personalities and hours to fit their busy lifestyles. The Hair Company has this successful business plan down pat, which is part of the reason it’s been chosen by Chicoans as Best Hair Salon. Bonus: The shop also employs a licensed esthetician and certified massage therapist.
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2ND PLACE: Dimensions Salon 810 Broadway, 894-2515
3RD PLACE: Satori Color & Hair Design 627 Broadway, Ste. 120, 342-2828
1ST PLACE: Gearhead Barbershop 221 Normal Ave., 894-2889 “Feels like the old days”—that’s how happy customers describe Gearhead Barbershop, located near the Chico State campus. Low prices, friendly service and an overall positive vibe are among other raves. Whether it’s a gentleman’s trim or radical transformation, or simply a face shave, Gearhead will send you on your way looking your stylishly groomed best.
2ND PLACE: Curley’s Barber Shop
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3RD PLACE: Barber Jon’s 532 Nord Ave., 342-7342
1ST PLACE: Sweetwater Day Spa 1031 Village Lane, 894-7722 Sweetwater’s clientele gush about this local day spa’s services, from the relaxing massages, manicures and pedicures, to the amazing wax jobs and special-occasion makeup work. This local business provides a relaxing and welcoming environment, and its staff is friendly and professional. It’s an altogether winning combination that keeps customers coming back year after year.
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2ND PLACE: Urban Medspa 3221 Cohasset Road, 891-8772
3RD PLACE: Renew 1030 Village Lane, 588-7378
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TANNING SALON 1ST PLACE: California Sun
706 Mangrove Ave., 674-7600 Chico is blessed with ample sunshine more months than not, but also has its share of rainy, overcast stretches. For some, the sun also just doesn’t provide that smooth, even, all-over tan they desire. For those who worry about maintaining their tan during those dark times, or need a little help along the way, readers have again chosen California Sun as the top local spot to get bronzed. In addition to tanning beds, the salon also offers spray tanning and a wide range of beauty products.
2ND PLACE: Tropical Zone Exotic Tanning 1354 East Ave., Ste. L, 893-3300
3RD PLACE: Tahiti Tans & Salon 2170 Esplanade, 893-1223
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TATTOO PARLOR 1ST PLACE: Eye of Jade Tattoo
319 Main St., Ste. 200, 345-5233 Since 2007, Eye of Jade Tattoo has been helping customers with professional tattooing and body piercing. If you’re just curious, or looking to add to your collection of body ink, Eye of Jade can inspire and help make your imagined designs a reality. Ben Lucas, Chris Peplow and Max Kilbourne are the experienced tattoo artists in residence. Eye of Jade Tattoo has been so successful, it even opened a second location in Paradise.
2ND PLACE: Red Room Tattoo 231 Nord Ave., 342-1287
3RD PLACE: Victory Tattoo 1818 Mangrove Ave., 896-1818
THRIFT STORE 1ST PLACE: ARC Thrift Store
2020 Park Ave., 343-3666 Spending money at the ARC is a nobrainer. For starters, this thrift-store staple holds a vast array of offerings, from home goods and art, to clothing and accessories. The prices are ridiculously reasonable, the service is friendly, and the store is well-organized. And there’s also that feelgood element of shopping there, because proceeds benefit the local developmentally disabled community.
2ND PLACE: Elite Repeat (Salvation Army) 700 Broadway, 342-2195
3RD PLACE: Thrifty Bargain 2432 Esplanade, 894-3995
VINTAGE/SECONDHAND THREADS FIRST PLACE: Three Sixty Ecotique
511 Main St., 342-8752 Three Sixty Ecotique has become a perennial winner as Chico’s favorite place to buy vintage clothes. On top of the everchanging selection of threads, this downtown boutique has accessories covered, as well, with an assortment of earrings, bags and dresses by local designers. The Ecotique also shows that fashion can be sustainable—your goods get bundled together like a present with a bow in eco-friendly strips of used clothing.
2ND PLACE: Bootleg 126 W. Second St., 895-1426
3RD PLACE: Pepper Grand Coulee’s Funky Trunk 1112 Mangrove Ave., 894-8065
228 Broadway, 866-257-8017 Pick up a few dresses online, or visit the store downtown to see what’s trending—either way, shoppers have voted For Elyse as their top place for women’s attire. A hip selection of shoes, jeans, handbags, accessories and more awaits the browser or serious buyer. Fashionistas can get help mixing and matching, layering artsy tops over skirts, leggings, capris or shorts. The store also offers menswear—so the guys can shop, too, while their ladies get outfitted.
708 Mangrove Ave., 899-0725 Whether you’re looking for a new pair of running shoes, flip-flops or silver 3-inch heels, Chicoans know where to go for the best selection: Heel & Sole. With aisle after aisle of name-brand kicks to choose from, this longtime local favorite also is known for its top-notch customer service.
1ST PLACE: For Elyse
2ND PLACE: Urban Laundry 222 Main St., 345-2444
3RD PLACE: Cotton Party 337 Broadway, 893-4923
MEN’S CLOTHIER 1ST PLACE: Formal Education
334 Broadway, 809-1839 Step into another world, far away from faded shorts and sandals, with a visit to Formal Education, the spiffy men’s clothing store in downtown Chico. The place specializes in business casual to formal wear, including tuxedos. Slide on a few new pairs of shoes for size, as well, while you’re there.
2ND PLACE: Urban Laundry 222 Main St., 345-2444
3RD PLACE: Trucker 232 Broadway, 343-1073
FIRST PLACE: Heel & Sole Shoes
SECOND PLACE: Johnson’s Shoes 801 East Ave., Ste. 145, 343-8923; 1950 E. 20th St., Ste. 701, 342-2310
THIRD PLACE: Urban Sole 228 Main St., 809-1553
REAL ESTATE AGENT 1ST PLACE: Teresa Larson, Century 21 Jeffries Lydon
1101 El Monte Ave., 899-5925 For more than 20 years, Chico native Teresa Larson has been serving the Chico area’s real estate needs. She’s even won awards from Century 21, where she works. The Pleasant Valley High School graduate is known for her friendliness, consistency, service, and going the extra mile for her clients. Larson’s genuine interest in people is one reason her clients voted her a “Quality Service Agent.”
2ND PLACE: Brandi Laffins, Century 21 Jeffries Lydon 1101 El Monte Ave., 321-9562
3RD PLACE: Laura Burghardt, City of Trees Realty 120 Amber Grove Drive, 618-2687
BABY/KIDS’ CLOTHIER 1ST PLACE: Apple Blossom Baby
1372 Longfellow Ave., 345-1617 The locally owned Apple Blossom Baby offers hard-to-find new items, locally crafted goods and high-quality resale products. Designed with parents in mind, Apple Blossom Baby features a play area for the kids and a rocking chair for nursing, feeding or resting adults. The store offers baby shower and birthday registries and accepts resale items during regular business hours for which no appointment is necessary. Realizing it can be hard for parents to part with their children’s belongings, the store employees offer a comfortable atmosphere to help ease that angst.
2ND PLACE: Kat’s Meow 138 W. Third St., 899-8811
3RD PLACE: Crazy 8 1950 E. 20th St., 343-0706
1ST PLACE: Rooney Law Firm 1361 Esplanade, 343-5297 “Each time I had a question or requested a meeting, he was able to take my calls immediately or schedule an office visit.” That’s just one testimonial with praise for the Rooney Law Firm in Chico, and many others echo its praise. Rooney Law Firm, headed by Michael Rooney, specializes in working with clients in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, family law, real estate, and civil litigation. When it comes to finding a lawyer, Chicoans know where they can get the best service, from beginning to end.
2ND PLACE: Chico Lawyers 313 Walnut St., Ste. 120, 898-1111
3RD PLACE: Aaron Stewart 2619 Forest Ave., Ste. 100, 345-2212
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345 W. Fifth St., 891-6328 When meat-lovers want a high-quality, mouth-watering steak, the first place that comes to mind is 5th Street Steakhouse. There, diners are treated to cut-with-aspoon filet mignon, the juicy rib-eye, New York and other prime cuts. The restaurant prides itself on offering a truly fine-dining experience, so every aspect of the operation, from the wait staff and the wine list to the menu selection, which also offers seafood and other fare, is top-notch.
130 Main St., 895-3866 The Upper Crust is one of the most jumpin’ joints for breakfast and lunch fare not only in downtown but within the entire city. That’s unsurprising considering the eatery serves up made-to-order artisan sandwiches, along with ready-to-go wraps, pot pies, quiches and other freshly made yummy eats that await hungry patrons in the business’ cold case. Of course, the sweet treats—pies, cakes, tarts, teacakes, cookies, muffins, etc.—are to-die-for delicious.
2ND PLACE: Sierra Nevada Taproom & Restaurant
2ND PLACE: Tin Roof Bakery & Café
1ST PLACE: 5th Street Steakhouse
1ST PLACE: Upper Crust Bakery & Eatery
627 Broadway, 892-2893
1075 E 20th St., 345-2739
3RD PLACE: Lovely Layers Cakery
3RD PLACE: Leon Bistro
131 Meyers St., Ste. 120; 828-9931
817 Main St., 899-1105
1ST PLACE: Burgers & Brew
1ST PLACE: B Street Public House
117 Broadway, 899-8203 Even if eating wiggly little oysters in the shell isn’t for you, B Street Public House— previously B Street Oyster Co.—offers a fresh new menu for downtown eaters and drinkers. The restaurant with the cozy-butchic atmosphere also serves salads, wings, burgers, salt cod croquettes, and a favorite appetizer is their spinach and artichokes, served hot and melty with tortilla chips. Reservations may be made for special occasions when only “comfort food” will do. The place also came in third for its outdoor patio.
2ND PLACE: Sweet Cottage 220 Broadway, 513-2044
3RD PLACE: Winchester Goose 800 Broadway, 715-0099
1ST PLACE: Sin of Cortez 2290 Esplanade, 879-9200 Chicoans love breakfast at Sin of Cortez, which just celebrated its 15th year in business. The eatery’s faithful clientele go back week after week for its delicious and artfully created menu items, including those scrumptious seasoned potatoes that everyone raves about. Go this time of year and find seasonal specials, such as the sweet potato chai and white chocolate pancake. Oh, and the coffee is to-die-for good. Cheers to another 15 years!
2ND PLACE: Café Coda 265 Humboldt Ave., Chico
3RD PLACE: Mom’s 209 Salem St., 893-3447 34
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250 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-8100; 555 Flying V St., Ste. 1, 809-1545 See also Best Place for Tea
2072 E. 20th St., Ste. 100, 898-1388 Ever since Tong Fong Low opened its second location in Chico—after nearly 100 years as a local favorite in Oroville—it’s been among the top choices for Asian cuisine. The chop suey is out-of-this-world, and they’re continually praised for the quality of their ingredients, both for meat and vegetarian dishes. The service is always fast and friendly, and with portion sizes big enough to share—or take home for later— customers always leave happy.
2234 Esplanade, 343-7000, and 2525 Dominic Drive, 342-7771 It’s no wonder why Italian Cottage is a regular winner in this category, with its two locations and delicious array of Italian classics, from delicious pizza and mouth-watering sandwiches to their famous “Valley lasagna.” Both spots are good for family outings as well as for those looking for a romantic place to take a date.
1ST PLACE: T. Tea Bar & Fusion Café
2ND PLACE: Broadway Heights 300 Broadway, 899-8075
3RD PLACE: The Banshee 134 W. Second St., 895-9670
INTERNATIONAL CUISINE 1ST PLACE: Priya Indian Cuisine
2574 Esplanade, 899-1055 Priya opened for business about seven years ago, and at the same time opened Chicoans’ minds to the wonders of Indian cuisine flavors—savory curries, cardamom, cumin and other spices—mixed with an array of vegetables and meats. Priya is a favorite spot among adventurous local foodies. They head there in daytime for the amazing lunch buffet, which offers up a big bang for the buck. And they go there in the evenings for the thali plates, many of them vegetarian, that include a little of everything—soup, vegetable curry, lentils and an entrée, all served with rice and freshly baked naan. Dessert, too.
2ND PLACE: Cocodine Thai Cuisine 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 891-1800
3RD PLACE: Roots Catering Food & Restaurant 3221 Esplanade, 891-4500
1ST PLACE: Tong Fong Low
2ND PLACE: Happy Garden 180 Cohasset Road, 893-2574
3RD PLACE: Cocodine Thai Cuisine 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., 891-1800
1ST PLACE: Italian Cottage
2ND PLACE: Sicilian Café 1020 Main St., 345-2233
3RD PLACE: Franky’s 506 Ivy St., 898-9948
MEXICAN CUISINE 1ST PLACE: Sol Mexican Grill
954 Mangrove Ave., 345-2254 For many locals there is no more comforting affordable family restaurant than La Comida. Visit on a Friday night and the line all the way to the door might seem daunting, but theirs is a well-oiled machine that has had 46 years to perfect serving their generous portions of wholesome Mexican comfort food.
3269 Esplanade, 342-4616 Fresh Mexican food, made-to-order in a casual environment is what keeps locals lining up at Sol. The popular and generoussized So Cal burrito features house-made french fries with carne asada, cheese, onions, rice, beans and more for just $7.75. The fish tacos are also a favorite. Open every day for lunch and dinner, Sol also features noteworthy chile verde, tortas (Mexican sandwiches), fajitas and enchiladas.
2ND PLACE: Gordo Burrito
2ND PLACE: Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurants
1ST PLACE: La Comida
1295 E. Eighth St., 809-1211
3RD PLACE: Sol Mexican Grill 3269 Esplanade, 342-4616
201 Broadway, 879-9100 The inviting atmosphere, delicious burgers and range of craft brews—not to mention its convenient location at Broadway and Second streets—draw people to Burgers & Brew. Customers come back for the mouth-watering Niman Ranch burger meat, free of antibiotics and hormones. For something different, choose a burger made from lamb, buffalo, chorizo, smoked tofu, Portobello mushroom, or a garden vegetarian patty.
2ND PLACE: Nobby’s 1444 Park Ave., 342-2285
3RD PLACE: Burger Hut 2451 Forest Ave., 891-1430; 3211 Cohasset Road, 342-4555
1ST PLACE: Aca Taco 133 Broadway, 894-0191;1000 W. Sacramento Ave., Ste. D, 343-0909 The competition for Best Burrito is fierce in Chico, a town where it’s hard to throw a rock in any populated area without hitting a taco truck or shop offering its own signature take on the border classic. Aca Taco is a longtime local favorite with its generous portions, choice of wheat or flour tortillas, wide-ranging filling options and two convenient locations. Another reason it’s so popular is that the Nord location is open till 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
216 W. East Ave., 894-0119; 2490 Fair St., 893-5050
2ND PLACE: Gordo Burrito
3RD PLACE: Tres Hombres Long Bar & Grill
3RD PLACE: Sol Mexican Grill
100 Broadway, 342-0425
1295 E. Eighth St., 809-1211 3269 Esplanade, 342-4616
1ST PLACE: The Dog House 1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 894-3641; 1354 East Ave., Ste. U, 894-2242 Whether your a fan of the simple hot dog with traditional condiments or believe the plain wiener on a bun is a blank canvas on which to create a culinary masterpiece, then the Dog House has got the goods for you. Hot dogs here range from the simple Top Dog (an all-beef tube steak with your choice of ketchup, mustard, relish and chopped onions) to the extravagantly dressed Spicy Hawaiian (a polish sausage with barbecue sauce, spicy mustard, pineapple chipotle salsa, onion and grated cheese). They also serve burgers, chicken sandwiches and have some of the tastiest lemonade around.
2ND PLACE: Costco 2100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, 342-6494
3RD PLACE: Zot’s Hot Dogs & Deli 225 Main St., Ste. A, 345-2820
1ST PLACE: Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy 178 E. Seventh St., 342-7163 Chico Mint, oh how we love thee. And don’t forget Turtle, Black Raspberry, Cookie Dough and Mt. Shasta. These and the other delicious housemade ice creams of Chico’s granddaddy of sweet offerings are staples in the lives of countless Chicoans. One can hardly drive in the vicinity of Seventh Street without stopping in for a quick cone or one of the other treats—chocolates, mints, shakes, etc.—that this downtown ice cream parlor offers.
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2ND PLACE: Jon & Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe 300 Broadway, 899-9580; 1722 Mangrove Ave., 899-0484
3RD PLACE: La Flor de la Michoacán Paletería y Nevería 1008 W. Sacramento Ave., Ste. C; 8939999
1ST PLACE: Celestino’s 101 Salem St., Ste. 100, 896-1234; 1354 East Ave., 345-7700 When it comes to high-quality, New Yorkstyle pizza by the slice—or by the pie— Chicoans’ go-to spot is Celestino’s. Want a gourmet veggie slice? Try the Godfather. Or are you a meat lover? The Tom Jones is a local favorite. The downtown shop also offers subs and calzones, and you can find an extensive pasta menu at the East Avenue location.
2ND PLACE: Woodstock’s Pizza
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1ST PLACE: Spiteri’s Deli
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3RD PLACE: Farm Star Pizza
971 East Ave., 891-4797 When it comes to the traditional lunchcounter experience and fantastic sandwiches constructed from the best meats, cheeses and breads, Spiteri’s Deli reigns supreme in Chico. It’s tucked in the corner of a strip mall on Chico’s east side a fair distance from downtown, but any sandwich-loving local will tell you it’s worth finding. They also offer an array of tasty salads, sides and other options (bagel dogs, meatloaf, barbecue from Ike’s Smoke
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The Steak House, Gold Country Casino Cozy diner. The Mangrove Avenue eatery is a favorite meeting place for locals drawn in by unique menu items like the Southern Fiesta—a fusion of Southern fried chicken, Spanish rice and refried beans— and the locally famous prime rib burgers. Also available are all the mainstays, like chicken fried steak and hearty home-style breakfasts. They also have senior and kids menus.
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2ND PLACE: Broadway Heights California Cuisine 300 Broadway, 899-8075
3RD PLACE: Kona’s 138 Main St., 893-4344; 969 Nord Ave., 894-1635
1ST PLACE: The Rawbar
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OROVILLE Montgomery & Myers St | Sat 7:30am – 12pm Open until Nov 1
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346 Broadway, 897-0626 There’s no shortage of great sushi restaurants in Chico, but locals reserve a special place in their heart for Rawbar, a continual Best of Chico winner. With creative rolls that range from simple to complex, spicy to mild, raw to vegetarian, sushi lovers of all stripes can find something delicious on the menu. Add to that an extensive nonsushi menu that includes both Japanese and Korean staples, along with an impressive sake selection, and it’s hard to go wrong at Rawbar. Oh, and they offer classes, too.
2ND PLACE: Japanese Blossoms 2995 Esplanade, 891-9022
3RD PLACE: Aonami Sustainable Sushi 1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 924-3168
1ST PLACE: Bacio Catering & Carry Out 1903 Park Ave., 345-7787 Whether you’re planning a wedding or a corporate event, Bacio Catering & Carry Out fits the bill. Offering appetizers from chicken satay to bacon-wrapped prawns, salmon croquettes to creamy hummus dip, the menu then moves on to salads and sides like curry and Thai chicken salad, lunch entrees such as roasted lemon herb chicken and dinner ideas that include Portabello mushroom pasta. Much of the menu is also available at Bacio’s carry-out counter.
2ND PLACE: Roots Catering 3221 Esplanade, 891-4500
3RD PLACE: Special Times Catering 2500 Floral Ave., 892-2837
1ST PLACE: Ann Leon (Leon Bistro)
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817 Main St, 899-1105 If you and the person with whom you like to do romantic things are wanting to splurge on a meal in Chico, chances are Leon Bistro is at the top of your list. And it’s not just that the restaurant is one of the best choice for gourmet cuisine in Chico, but also that California Culinary Academy graduate Chef Ann Leon is always bringing something new to her rotating menu. Standards like surf and turf are perfect, of course, but it’s her unique creations—rack of elk, or Leon’s Chico burger made with Kobe wagyu beer—that make her little bistro a date-night destination.
2ND PLACE: Nate Johnson (The Kitchen Table) 1250 East Ave., 592-3480
3RD PLACE: James Taylor (Sicilian Café) 1020 Main St., 345-2233
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CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 1ST PLACE: Nash’s 7th Avenue Omelette House A LOT MORE THAN JUST WESTERN WEAR
1717 Esplanade, 896-1147 Standing out right off The Esplanade,
2ND PLACE: Jack’s Family Restaurant 540 Main St., 343-8383
3RD PLACE: Morning Thunder Café 352 Vallombrosa Ave., 342-9717
DRUNK MUNCHIES 1ST PLACE: The Banshee Nash’s has a full breakfast menu, including a dozen different omelets, and an attentive staff that keeps the champagne flowing. The champagne brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. What better way to get your weekend day started?
2ND PLACE: Café Coda 265 Humboldt Ave., 566-9476
3RD PLACE: Italian Cottage 2234 Esplanade, 343-7000; 2525 Dominic Drive, 342-7771
CSA (COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE) 1ST PLACE: GRUB CSA Farm
1525 Dayton Road, 588-0756 “Growing Resourcefully Uniting Bellies” is the nonprofit grassroots powerhouse that also took first place in our Best Farmers’ Market Vendor category. GRUB has reached out to support community-based farming enterprises since its inception in 2007. GRUB educates local youngsters on how to grow food, plants seeds for the future in community gardens, and connects related organizations and resources—all for socially and environmentally sustainable agriculture.
2ND PLACE: Comanche Creek Farms 240 Speedway Ave., 894-7775
3RD PLACE: Heartseed Farm 1525 Dayton Road, 588-8474
DATE-NIGHT DINING 1ST PLACE: Crush
201 Broadway, 342-7000 If you’re looking to make a great impression on a first night out or keep the romance alive with you’re long-term partner, a visit to Crush is highly recommended. From the swanky interior, complete with candlelit tables and a gorgeous waterfall, to the breezy and well-appointed patio overlooking downtown, Crush oozes ambiance. Add in some cocktails or a few glasses of fine wine and sumptuous Italian fare and you have all the makings for an epic date night.
2ND PLACE: 5th Street Steakhouse 345 W. Fifth St., 891-6328
3RD PLACE: Christian Michaels Ristorante 192 E. Third St., 894-4005
1ST PLACE: Cozy Diner 1695 Mangrove Ave., 895-1195 Diners are all about comfort food, and it doesn’t get any more comfortable than
134 W. Second St., 895-9670 The best way to avoid a hangover is to take pre-emptive measures … in other words, late-night munchies. And when it comes to post-drinking pigging out, Chico’s favorite destination is The Banshee. Featuring some of the best burgers in town and a menu filled with classic pub food, like Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, Baja-style friedfish tacos and macaroni and cheese (add some ham or bacon for extra drunken enjoyment), it’s hard to go wrong here.
2ND PLACE: Aca Taco 133 Broadway, 894-0191; 1000 W. Sacramento Ave., 343-0909
3RD PLACE: Burgers & Brew 201 Broadway, Ste. 150, 879-9100
1ST PLACE: 5th Street Steak House 345 W. Fifth St.; 891-6328 See also Best Restaurant—Chico
2ND PLACE: Leon Bistro 817 Main St.; 899-1105
3RD PLACE: Crush 201 Broadway, Ste. 200; 342-7000
LOCAL COFFEE HOUSE 1ST PLACE: The Naked Lounge Tea & Coffeehouse
118 W. Second St., 895-0676 See also Best Place for Eavesdropping
2ND PLACE: Bidwell Perk 664 E. First Ave., 899-1500
3RD PLACE: Cal Java Various locations
LOCAL RESTAURANT (OROVILLE) 1ST PLACE: The Steak House
Gold Country Casino & Hotel, 4020 Olive Highway, (800) 334-9400 For those looking for a premier dining experience in Oroville, they know to look no further than the Steak House inside Gold Country Casino. Located above the casino, diners are treated to a panoramic view of the foothills—perfectly romantic at sunset—and the courteous wait staff is always ready to refill a wine glass or recommend a dish. The menu ranges from mouth-watering steaks to lobster to elk. An excellent choice for a date or celebration.
2ND PLACE: Tong Fong Low 2051 Robinson St., 533-1488
3RD PLACE: Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co. 3 Alverda Drive, 533-3885
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clear—all burgers are available with bison meat as well. There’s also a good selection of fish for the pescatarians among us.
5791 Clark Road, 877-0877 For many a Northern Californian, nothing says comfort—with both the food and the ambiance—quite like Black Bear Diner. Beginning with just one location in Mount Shasta, the restaurant’s quality food, huge portions and hokey-fun atmosphere (there’s always a bevy of beaming woodcarved bears welcoming diners) have helped it expand to 63 locations in eight states. The Paradise location is one of best and most established, and serves as a regular haunt for Ridge locals and a nice destination diner well worth a trip up the hill.
26 Lost Dutchman Drive, 899-9250 On the north end of town, nestled along The Esplanade, sits Wine Time, an elegant restaurant focused on—you guessed it— wines. And what goes better with a great bottle of vino than a plate of appetizers to share with your date or a group of friends? Small bites on offer range from the cheese plate to the Greek Antipasto Plate, which includes goat-cheese-stuffed sweet peppers, dolmades, feta and marinated olives. To add to the allure, the chef offers her suggestions for wine pairings for each dish.
250 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-8100; 555 Flying V St., Ste. 1, 809-1545
1ST PLACE: Black Bear Diner
2ND PLACE: Sophia’s Thai Cuisine 7641 Skyway, 877-4296
3RD PLACE: Ikkyu Japanese Restaurant 5525 Skyway, 876-1488
1ST PLACE: Tres Hombres Long Bar & Grill 100 Broadway, 342-0425 While we don’t always admit it, most Chicoans love to see and be seen. That’s why the patio at Tres Hombres, while relatively new, has become practically iconic, at the corner of first and Broadway in the heart of downtown. It’s also a fun place to ponder Chico history, as the location was originally the General Store run by the founder of Chico, John Bidwell. The margaritas, tacos, salads and sandwiches help make this a choice for big birthday groups, girls’ nights out and first dates.
2ND PLACE: Argus Bar + Patio 212 W. Second St.
3RD PLACE: B Street Public House 117 Broadway, 899-8203
1ST PLACE: Mayhem Gourmet Grilled Cheese Various locations, 717-3968 Mayhem is the ultimate purveyor of hot, mouth-watering comfort food. People smell the melty cheese, see the cutting-edge graphics on the truck—and find it hard just to walk by. Since 2012, Mayhem has been wowing eaters with its creations, featuring a variety of cheeses, bacon and other meats and toppings, and, of course, perfectly toasted fresh breads.
2ND PLACE: Gordo Burrito Various locations, and restaurant at 1295 E. Eighth St., 809-1211
1ST PLACE: Wine Time
2ND PLACE: Christian Michaels Ristorante 192 E. Third St., 894-4005
3RD PLACE: Crush 201 Broadway, 342-7000
PLACE FOR TEA
1ST PLACE: T. Tea Bar & Fusion Café 250 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-8100; 555 Flying V St., Ste. 1, 809-1545 Even with two locations, the T. Bar on Vallombrosa is arguably the hottest spot in town during the lunch hour, when you can count on a line out the door. But the wait is worth it. Aside from their selection of whole-leaf teas they have sugary concoctions to die for (like the Chocolate Chai Frost) as well as iced teas (see the Acai Sunrise) and sparkling infusions (try the Cranberry Spark).
2ND PLACE: The Naked Lounge Tea & Coffeehouse 118 W. Second St., 895-0676
3RD PLACE: Sweet Cottage 220 Broadway. 513-2044
PLACE FOR VEGETARIAN FOOD 1ST PLACE: Wild Oak Café
196 Cohasset Road, 343-4876 For the vegetarians among us, finding a restaurant that offers more than just a salad or sandwich, sans the meat, is very important indeed. Wild Oak Café certainly elevates the art of vegetarian cooking and ensures that there’s something for everyone on the menu. With items like the curry tofu sandwich or grilled veggie burgers served with chips and hummus, it’s easy to see why vegetarians—and vegans, too— love this place. Meat lovers need not steer
2ND PLACE: T. Tea Bar & Fusion Café 3RD PLACE: Aonami Sustainable Sushi 1008 W. Sacramento Ave., 924-3168
1ST PLACE: New Clairvaux Vineyard 26240 Seventh St., Vina, 839-2200 The Abbey of New Clairvaux is where Cistercian monks in a Trappist monastery make wines in Tehama County. To enjoy the wines is one treat, but to get the full experience, it’s well worth the road trip to the remote spot. Learn the history of how this operation came together with a tour of the picturesque property and tasting room. Check out the breathtaking Sacred Stones project, the reconstruction of an 800-yearold structure from Spain, on the property.
2ND PLACE: LaRocca Vineyards 12360 Doe Mill Road, Forest Ranch, 8999463
3RD PLACE: Bertagna Son Kissed Vineyards 3363 Hegan Lane, 343-8014
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1ST PLACE: Joy Johnson (Cocodine/The Kitchen Table) 2485 Notre Dame Blvd, 891-1800 (Cocodine); 1250 East Ave., 592-3480 (The Kitchen Table) “She goes out of her way to make people feel at home” is how one co-worker describes Joy Johnson, who works at both Cocodine Thai Cuisine and The Kitchen Table. Johnson often remembers customers' names, as well as what they're likely to order. Her personality is “extremely friendly, fun and outgoing,” and she's known for providing all-around top service to diners.
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2ND PLACE: Tommy Bradford (Grana) 198 E. Second St., 809-2304
3RD PLACE: Wayne Mattson (Christian Michaels Ristorante) 192 E. Third St., 894-4005
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3RD PLACE: Wander Various locations, 680-3871
1ST PLACE: Tong Fong Low 2072 E. 20th St., Ste. 100, 898-1388 See also Best Asian Cuisine.
2ND PLACE: Happy Garden 180 Cohasset Road, 893-2574
3RD PLACE: Bacio Catering & Carry Out 1903 Park Ave., 345-7787
SPOT TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH 1ST PLACE: Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy 178 E. Seventh St., 342-7163 See also Best Ice Cream
2ND PLACE: Powell’s Sweet Shoppe 121 W. Third St., 332-9866
3RD PLACE: Upper Crust Bakery & Eatery 130 Main St., 895-3866
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Goodsvices and SerWine Time
1ST PLACE: Duffy’s Tavern 337 Main St., 343-7718 It seems appropriate that Duffy’s Tavern gets named Best Bar (again) as it celebrates 25 years in business. The place caters to a wide variety of patrons as evidenced by the self-description on its Facebook page: “We don’t care if you’re wearing drag, flip-flops, or both—Duffy’s is your pal.” Indeed, hipsters, sports fans, attorneys as well as their clients mingle comfortably in the downtown tavern with the jukebox playing Iggi Pop while the big-screen TVs feature the (depending on the season) big game. The bartenders are upbeat, responsive, friendly and easy on the eyes, too.
2ND PLACE: The Banshee 134 W. Second St., 895-9670
3RD PLACE: Argus Bar + Patio 212 W. Second Ave.
BAR—ON THE RIDGE 1ST PLACE: Canteena
6067 Skyway, 877-5215 Again and again, Ridge residents rally behind their favorite bar, Canteena, and this year is no different. Is it the big-screen TVs always showing the big game—whether it be football, baseball or even UFC fighting? Is it the yummy pub grub (the nachos are todie-for!) or the cold brews? Maybe it’s a combination of all three, plus live music, karaoke and friendly bartenders to boot.
2ND PLACE: King’s Tavern 5771 Clark Road, 877-7100
3RD PLACE: Barney O’Rourke’s
BAR—OROVILLE 1ST PLACE: Spirits Lounge (at Gold Country Casino)
4020 Olive Highway, 538-4560 Spirits Lounge, located at Gold Country Casino, has been named Oroville’s best bar for several years running. The watering hole is hopping with music by live bands or DJs from Thursday through Saturday, including regular country music and ’80s retro nights. There are big-screen TVs, stiff cocktails and, since it’s in a casino, Spirits Lounge offers one thing most other local bars can’t—video poker.
2ND PLACE: Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co. 3 Alverda Drive, 533-8944
3RD PLACE: Keg Room 3035 Oro Dam Blvd., Ste. E, 534-1394
1ST PLACE: Madison Bear Garden 316 W. Second St., 891-1639 Of all the wacky Japanese exports that America has glommed onto (Godzilla, Hello Kitty, sushi, etc.), karaoke is among the wackiest. With its festive atmosphere and never-ending supply of beer, the Bear remains locals’ preferred place to sing their sloppy drunk hearts out. Word of warning: You probably will hear at least one, um, interesting rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.”
2ND PLACE: The Maltese Bar & Tap Room 1600 Park Ave., 343-4915
3RD PLACE: Studio Inn Cocktail Lounge 2528 Esplanade, 343-0662
HAPPY HOUR 1ST PLACE: Crush
201 Broadway, 342-7000 See also Best Date-Night Dining
2ND PLACE: Christian Michaels Ristorante 192 E. Third St., 894-4005
3RD PLACE: Tres Hombres Long Bar & Grill 100 Broadway, 342-0425
BLOODY MARY 1ST PLACE: Duffy’s Tavern 337 Main St., 343-7718 See also Best Bar
2ND PLACE: Joe’s Bar 749 W. Fifth St., 894-3612
3RD PLACE: Mom’s 209 Salem St., 893-3447
740 Elliott Road, 877-9973 Crush
1ST PLACE: Tres Hombres Long Bar & Grill 100 Broadway, 342-0425 See also Best Patio
2ND PLACE: La Hacienda 2635 Esplanade, 893-8270
3RD PLACE: Casa Ramos 216 W. East Ave., 894-0119; 2490 Fair St., 893-5050
1ST PLACE: Crush 201 Broadway, 342-7000 See also Best Date-Night Dining
2ND PLACE: Christian Michaels Ristorante 192 E. Third St., 894-4005
3RD PLACE: Argus Bar + Patio 212 W. Second Ave.
1ST PLACE: Jason Corona, Crush 201 Broadway, 342-7000 From 5:30 to closing, Wednesdays through Saturdays at Crush, you can order a Corona from Mr. Corona—Jason Corona, that is. But most people go to chat it up with the popular bartender for his famous specialty drinks, such as the Sexy Alligator Martini he created for a recent martini competition. The drink won the most votes in the People’s Choice category. Corona is also known for his strong customer rapport and personality.
2ND PLACE: Wendy Reid, Studio Inn Cocktail Lounge 2582 Esplanade, 343-0662
3RD PLACE: Travis Baker, Argus Bar + Patio 212 W. Second Ave.
PLACE TO DANCE
1ST PLACE: Crazy Horse Saloon & Brewery 303 Main St., 894-5408 When Chicoans want to get out and dance, they turn to the Crazy Horse. That’s because of the huge dance floor and rockin’ tunes—sometimes country, sometimes pop. And, let’s face it, a few drinks and some beautiful dancers don’t hurt either.
2ND PLACE: Duffy’s Tavern 337 Main St., 343-7718
3RD PLACE: LaSalles 229 Broadway, 893-1891 38
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PLACE TO DRINK A GLASS OF WINE
The Handle Bar
1ST PLACE: Wine Time
26 Lost Dutchman Drive, 899-9250 See also Best Small Bites
2ND PLACE: Monks Wine Lounge & Bistro 128 W. Second St., 343-3408
3RD PLACE: Crush 201 Broadway, Ste. 200, 342-7000
1ST PLACE: Bella’s Sports Pub
134 Broadway, 893-5253 Bella’s Sports Pub occupies a blink-andyou’ll-miss-it, tiny storefront on Broadway, so if you’re looking for it on game days trust your ears before your eyes: just stop and listen for the raucous cheering, and it will lead you to the doorway. Inside is a deep bar filled with everything to lure and trap sports fans—big-screen TVs, cheap and plentiful beer, and delicious pub grub, including some of the best chicken wings in town.
2ND PLACE: The Graduate 344 W. Eighth St., 343-2790
3RD PLACE: The End Zone
250 Cohasset Road, 345-7330
WATERING HOLE FOR TOWNIES
Come see us!
1ST PLACE: The Handle Bar
2070 E. 20th Street, Ste. 160, 894-2337 How do you get locals to trek to the outskirts of town for their communal fix? Offer an eclectic rotating tap of world-class craft beers, a hearty menu of German-inspired pub grub, and a relaxed atmosphere that makes everyone feel at home.
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Uptown Chico 9th Ave at the Esplanade avenue9gallery.com
2ND PLACE: Duffy’s Tavern 337 Main St., 343-7718
3RD PLACE: Winchester Goose 800 Broadway, 715-0099
PLACE TO SEE ART 1ST PLACE: 1078 Gallery
820 Broadway, 343-1973 For 33 years, the 1078 Gallery has been the epicenter of artistic expression in Chico, always showcasing contemporary, experimental local and visiting artists working in all media—visual, performance, literature, film and music.
2ND PLACE: Avenue 9 Gallery 180 E. Ninth Ave., 879-1821
3RD PLACE: Chico Paper Company 345 Broadway, 891-0900
LOCAL VISUAL ARTIST 1ST PLACE: Janet Lombardi Blixt
See also Best Instructor/Professor
2ND PLACE: Christine Fulton 3RD PLACE: Dolores Mitchell
PLACE TO BUY ART 1ST PLACE: Chico Paper Company
345 Broadway, 891-0900 There is nowhere in Chico that features more art by local artists than Chico Paper Company. It is a downtown institution. Of course, the flagship artist is Jake Early, the printmaker whose varied serigraph series include loving tributes to iconic local features like Monkey Face and the coppercoated brewing tanks at Sierra Nevada, but there are dozens more local artists on offer as well as custom framing services.
2ND PLACE: Avenue 9 180 E. Ninth Ave., 879-1821
3RD PLACE: Art Etc. 122 W. Third St., 895-1161
1ST PLACE: Gold Country Casino & Hotel 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville; 538-4560 Gold Country Casino and Hotel is located just minutes outside of Oroville, but feels like it’s miles away. It’s a little slice of Vegas without the hassle, not just because of the slot machines and other games of chance, but because of an excellent multitiered steakhouse with a panoramic view of the valley and the foothills, one of Oroville’s most popular bars (The Spirits Lounge), an 87-room hotel and world-class entertainment.
2ND PLACE: Feather Falls Casino 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville; 533-3885
3RD PLACE: Rolling Hills Casino 2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning; 528-3500
THEATER COMPANY 1ST PLACE: Blue Room Theatre
139 W. First St., 895-3749 It is a testament to the mission of the Blue Room—to present cutting-edge, sometimes irreverent theater by local and contemporary playwrights—that, despite turnover and a sometimes erratic schedule, they are still the destination for original theater.
2ND PLACE: Chico Theater Company 166 E. Eaton Road, 894-3282
3RD PLACE: California Regional Theater
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VENUE FOR LIVE TUNES 1ST PLACE: Sierra Nevada Big Room
1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520 It’s kind of hard to beat a beautiful room with perfect acoustics that features the world-class beers of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., plus a continuous roster of world-class folk, Americana, rock, blues and funk acts on stage.
2ND PLACE: LaSalles 229 Broadway, 893-1891
3RD PLACE: 1078 Gallery 820 Broadway, 343-1973
LOCAL MUSIC ACT 1ST PLACE: Mossy Creek
There are probably very few bands in Chico with as devoted a fanbase as local bluegrass unit Mossy Creek. Despite only playing a handful of shows a year, the crew of musical ringers continues to capture the top spot for Best Local Music Act.
2ND PLACE: Kyle Williams 3RD PLACE: Bogg
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HEaLTH & WELLNESS 2ND PLACE: Preference Chiropractic 1635 Magnolia Ave., 895-0224
3RD PLACE: John Fragaso (Fragaso Chiropractic) 2062 Talbert Drive, 891-9010
1ST PLACE: Dr. Patrick Tedford 643 W. East Ave., 342-0502 Dr. Patrick Tedford continues his generous and heartfelt caring for kids. Over the decades he has developed a reputation as a doctor who genuinely and compassionately listens to and cares for his young patients. A graduate of Notre Dame Medical School, Dr. Tedford has practiced his pediatric skills in Chico for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has seen and treated three generations of patients and plans to continue doing so. Chicoans must be happy to hear that!
2ND PLACE: Dr. Robert Stanley 1427 Magnolia Ave., 896-1446
3RD PLACE : Dr. Paul Wassermann 277 Cohasset Road, 332-6000
Dr. Mark Tenenbaum
1ST PLACE: Nelsen Family Dentistry
LOCAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
with Dr. Roy Bishop since 2008. Mishelof is appreciated for being very thorough with his patients, and as well as scoring points for approachability and knowledge.
ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
1531 Esplanade, 332-7300 Enloe Medical Center is the only hospital in town and truly lives up to and well beyond that serious responsibility. The facility has expanded and improved over the last few years and its staff— from the physicians to the nurses to the maintenance workers—are consistently professional, friendly and caring. Enloe’s stated mission is “to improve the quality of your life through patient-centered care.” Adding to its overall awesomeness is the helicopter service that has saved many a life over the decades.
2ND PLACE: Dr. Roy Bishop (Argyll Medical Group)
1815 Mangrove, 345-5300 This well-established clinic, which offers a range of services, from acupuncture and massage to traditional Chinese medicine, uses a sliding scale for payment. That accessibility for locals, along with the clinic’s friendly staff, led by Olivia Peters-Lazaro, has made the business the top choice for Alternative Health Care Provider.
1ST PLACE: Enloe Medical Center
2ND PLACE: Mission Ranch Primary Care 114 Mission Ranch Blvd., 894-0500
3RD PLACE: Argyll Medical Group 100 Independence Circle, 899-0295
GENERAL PRACTITIONER 1ST PLACE: Stuart Mishelof
100 Independence Circle, 899-2106 Adult and adolescent medicine—including diabetic management, men’s health, sports medicine and preventive health— are Stuart Mishelof’s specialties. He is a physician’s assistant at Argyll Medical Group in north Chico, where he’s worked 40
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100 Independence Circle, 899-0130
3RD PLACE: Dr. Herbert Lim (Mission Ranch Primary Care) 114 Mission Ranch Road, Ste. 10, 894-0500
ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC 1ST PLACE: The Pinwheel Community Acupuncture Project
740 Flume St., 345-5566 The Pinwheel Community Acupuncture Project near downtown Chico is part of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, a nation-wide cooperative effort to make acupuncture—once a luxury of those with the money to gamble on alternative health care methods—affordable to all. To that end, they charge on a sliding scale and pride themselves on a “pay what you can, no questions asked” philosophy, enabling many Chicoans to try out a procedure that has been touted to cure everything from the common cold to emotional imbalance.
2ND PLACE: Chico Community Acupuncture 1057 Village Lane, 345-5300
3RD PLACE: Amy Dawson 572 Rio Lindo Ave., 891-1823
1ST PLACE: Chico Community Acupuncture
2ND PLACE: The Pinwheel Community Acupuncture Project 740 Flume St., 345-5566
3RD PLACE: Chico Creek Wellness 360 E. First St., 342-8464
1ST PLACE: Mark Tenenbaum (Tenenbaum Chiropractic) Dr. Mark Tenenbaum (simply “Dr. Mark” around the office) set up shop in Chico a little over a year ago and clearly he’s made quite an impression thus far. With visits costing just $20, Tenenbaum Chiropractic is as affordable as it is rejuvenating. His primary focus is on traditional chiropractic adjustments, orthopedic massage and craniosacral massage, and clients range in age from infants to the elderly.
1307 Esplanade, Ste. 4, 898-8511 Opened by Drs. John and Missy Nelsen 24 years ago, Nelsen Family Dentistry has become a household name in Chico when it comes to caring for your teeth. Specializing in everything from routine cleanings to root canals to dentures, the Nelsens—along with Dr. Thomas Farris and a large team of friendly and professional hygienists and assistants—are known for the quality of care they give to keeping Chicoans’ smiles healthy and pearly white.
2ND PLACE: Willow Creek Dentistry 2765 Esplanade, 891-6611
3RD PLACE: Ashley Harrison DDS 1660 Humboldt Road, Ste. 1, 894-5454
EYE CARE SPECIALIST 1ST PLACE: Chico Eye Center
605 W. East Ave., 895-1727; 2056 Talbert Drive, Ste. 100, 893-1695 Chicoans know whom to trust when it comes to the health and appearance of their peepers. At the vast Chico Eye Center—with two Chico offices and another in Paradise—they benefit from a wide range of services, from basic lenses or contacts to cataract care and LASIK surgery to treatments for puffiness and insufficient eyelashes. The staff is known for being friendly and efficient and always putting the patient—and the eyes!—first.
2ND PLACE: North Valley Eye Care 114 Mission Ranch Blvd., 891-1900
3RD PLACE: Family Eye Care 2565 Ceanothus Ave., Ste. 155, 899-3939
1ST PLACE: In Motion Fitness 1293 E. First Ave., 343-5678 Again and again, In Motion Fitness takes home the title of Best Gym. Little wonder—it features state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and resistance machines, pools (yes, multiple), a basketball gym, yoga studio, fitness classes and more. Want to try out zumba or pilates? No problem. Want a personal trainer to create a tailormade workout just for you? They’ve got you covered. There’s even a spa, café and child care on-site.
2ND PLACE: Chico Sports Club 260 Cohasset Road, 345-9427
3RD PLACE: NorCal Strength & Conditioning 629 Entler Ave., Ste. 17, 605-2766
MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO 1ST PLACE: Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center
313 Walnut St., Ste. 150, 892-2923 What better way for you and your family to get in shape than by joining and then faithfully visiting Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center? Owner Farshad Azad is a grandmaster of martial arts who’s practiced his craft for more than 35 years. He also teaches law enforcement, personal safety, health and the philosophy and history of martial arts.
2ND PLACE: Haley’s Martial Arts Center 260 Cohasset Road, 895-3114
3RD PLACE: Morning Sun Martial Arts 135 W. Eighth Ave., Ste. A, 342-5833
MASSAGE THERAPIST 1ST PLACE: Babette Maiss
13 Williamsburg Lane, 321-5668 Once again, Babette Maiss and her magical hands have been chosen as Chico’s Best Massage Therapist. Her business continues to expand, mostly via word of mouth. Her clients range from athletes seeking deep-tissue sports massages to expecting mothers relaxing with prenatal massage and post-cancer patients receiving lymphatic treatments. Clients also seek Maiss for help with their lower back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, infertility and depression.
2ND PLACE: Kristen Bobertz 2760 Esplanade, Ste. 150, 209-400-5946
3RD PLACE: Lindsey Pernell 1279 E. First Ave., Ste. B, 520-7075
Sycamore Pool at One-Mile
1ST PLACE: Valley Oak Veterinary Center 2480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, 342-7387 At Valley Oak Veterinary Center, you can call any time for an update on your furry friend’s condition because the lights are always on. The center, which is open even on holidays, offers the latest in diagnostic tools and equipment, as well as top-notch veterinarians, specialists and medical staff, which all make for a high standard of care. And that is important when dealing with patients who can’t verbalize how they feel. Appointments not necessary. Woof!
2ND PLACE: Evers Veterinary Clinic 1150 El Monte Ave., 343-0713
3RD PLACE: Chico Animal Hospital 3015 Esplanade, 342-0518 Caper Acres
PLACE FOR KIDS TO PLAY 1ST PLACE: Caper Acres
Childhood, ideally, is a rare time in the course of the human experience when fantasy and reality exist in equal balance, and Caper Acres, located near the OneMile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park, is a perfect place to experience this. It’s a fun and interactive playground filled with fairytale-themed structures, from a towering crooked house to subterranean mines, and where Humpty Dumpty maintains a constant vigil from his perch atop the wall, before that whole big fall fiasco. So beloved is this fantasy oasis that, when city budget cuts led to threatened closures, volunteers and outside organizations stepped in to keep the gates open.
2ND PLACE: Bidwell Park 3RD PLACE: Wildwood Park
PLACE TO TAKE A DIP 1ST PLACE: Sycamore Pool at One-Mile
A Chico landmark and perennial favorite, Sycamore Pool at Bidwell Park’s One-Mile Recreation Area is one of the city’s most striking attractions, where community members from all walks of life gather to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and swim together in a concrete-lined section of Big Chico Creek. It’s a hotspot not only in the summer, but every New Year’s Day, when hundreds of people line the banks for a 1 p.m. Polar Bear Plunge into the icy waters.
2ND PLACE: In Motion Fitness 1293 E. First Ave., 343-5678
3RD PLACE: Bear Hole
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Chico Table Tennis Club: $5 gift certificate for $1.25
Naked Lounge: $5 gift certificate for $3
Exhale Studio: $25 gift certificate for $12.50
Pita Pit: $10 gift certificate for $5.50
Gogi's Cafe: $10 gift certificate for $5
Sacred Art Tattoo: $50 gift certificate for $25
Jon & Bon’s Yogurt: $10 gift certificate for $6
Shenanigan’s Bar & Grill: $10 gift certificate for $5
Upper Bidwell Park
YOGA STUDIO 1ST Place: In Motion Fitness
1293 E. First Ave., 343-5678 See also Best Gym
2ND PLACE: Yoga Center of Chico 250 Vallombrosa, Ste. 150, 342-0100
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COMMUNITY ARCHITECTURAL TREASURE 1ST PLACE: Bidwell Mansion
525 Esplanade, 895-6144 Chicoans’ favorite architectural treasure is also its most well-known landmark. The home built by our city’s founder, Gen. John Bidwell, was home to the family until his wife, Annie, died in 1918. The Italian villa-style home is three stories and features 26 rooms. Now a state historic park, the home is a museum worth visiting to get a glimpse at life as the Bidwells knew it.
2ND PLACE: Senator Theatre 517 Main St., 891-1809
3RD PLACE: Stansbury Home 307 W. Fifth St., 895-3848
TEACHER (K-12) 1ST PLACE: Nicole Nye
Chico Country Day School, 102 W. 11th St., 895-2651 A kindergarten teacher at Chico Country Day School, “Miss Nye” is well-loved by her students, as well as the teachers, parents and staff. Her students are referred to as “Miss Nye’s Butterflies,” and most school days Miss Nye wears something with a butterfly on it. She reportedly has butterfly necklaces, purses, shirts and more—many gifts from former students. Part of what sets Miss Nye apart is she takes time to meet with students outside of class. She is known for her soft-spoken manner in achieving complete classroom management.
2ND PLACE: Linda Holm Wildflower Open Classroom, 2414 Cohasset Road, Ste. 3, 892-1676
3RD PLACE: Renai Barney Sierra View Elementary School, 1598 Hooker Oak Ave., 891-3117
LOCAL DO-GOODER 1ST PLACE: Matt York
One Mobile Projector Per Trainer, ompt.org, 343-7868 Lots of longtime locals remember Matt York and his days as a pioneer at the Chico-based Videomaker Magazine. He is now executive director at One Mobile Projector Per Trainer (check it out on Facebook), a nonprofit that’s helping people around the world enjoy the empowerment of making videos in their communities. The organization supplies camcorders and projectors to international organizations.
2ND PLACE: Nicholas Mertz Stonewall Alliance Center, 358 E. Sixth St., 893-3336
3RD PLACE: Farshad Azad Azad’s Martial Arts, 313 Walnut St., Ste. 150, 892-2923
FARMERS’ MARKET VENDOR 1ST PLACE: GRUB CSA Farm
1525 Dayton Road, 588-0756 Over the years, “Growing Resourcefully Uniting Bellies” has provided education and resources, as well as established community gardens designed to improve our quality of life. The nonprofit is an active proponent of socially and environmentally sustainable agriculture, and the produce offered at local farmers’ markets is, according to Chico voters, second to none. The folks at GRUB also have taught hundreds of local children how to grow their own food, paving the way with invaluable lessons for a healthy generation ahead.
2ND PLACE: Chico Chai 1919 Park Ave., 897-0822
3RD PLACE: Guzzetti’s Indian Food & Catering 117 W. 14th St., 896-1467
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PLACE FOR EAVESDROPPING
Chico Art School, 336 Broadway, Ste. 20, 570-3895 For a town with a state university and several colleges, being named Best Instructor/Professor is an accomplishment in itself. But Janet Lombardi Blixt also manages to pull in lots of votes each year for Best Local Visual Artist. She is the owner at Chico Art School, where she instructs artists of all ages—with or without prior experience. Students report Blixt is also an encouraging mentor.
118 W. Second St., 895-0676 Considering the Naked Lounge has been named Best Local Coffeehouse, and its location downtown, it should be no surprise that this locals hangout is also the Best Place for Eavesdropping. Stop by for a killer cup of Joe and lean in to hear about your neighbor’s most recent love saga or your chem professor’s late-night shenanigans. Aint’ nothin’ wrong with that.
1ST PLACE: Janet Lombardi Blixt
2ND PLACE: Rebecca Brunelli Chico State, biological sciences
3RD PLACE: Jodi Rives Meier Butte and Yuba colleges, communication
PLACE TO TIE THE KNOT 1ST PLACE: White Ranch
214 Hagenridge Road, 342-6530 Wedding photos to treasure are among the reasons couples love the picturesque White Ranch. The venue boasts tremendous scenery and natural features, including flowers, vegetation, fountains, open fields and more. It’s a breath of fresh air in more ways than one, just outside the bustle of Chico off Keefer Road on the north end of town. There’s plenty of room to spread your gathering out, as well as privacy to celebrate in.
2ND PLACE: The Palms 2947 Nord Ave., 894-8000
3RD PLACE: Gale Vineyards & Winery 9345 Stanford Lane, Durham, 891-1264 42
1ST PLACE: The Naked Lounge Tea & Coffeehouse
PLACE TO PRAY 1ST PLACE: Bidwell Park
Whether nestled on a blanket under the shade at One-Mile Recreation Area or sitting contentedly, feet dangling into a secluded swimming area along Big Chico Creek, Bidwell Park offers many a serene spot perfect for blocking out the rest of the world. Most often referred to as the “jewel of Chico,” it seems appropriate that in a nature-loving town like ours the locals consider the park the best Place to Pray.
2ND PLACE: Bidwell Presbyterian Church 208 W. First St., 343-1484
3RD PLACE: Chico New Thought Center for Spiritual Living
2ND PLACE: Starbucks Various locations
3RD PLACE: Saturday farmers’ market
1ST PLACE: Boys & Girls Club of North Valley 628 Wall St., 879-5653 When it comes to youth, the Boys & Girls Club of North Valley is a great place to be. With opportunities to play games, get help with homework and socialize outside of school, the club is an ideal spot for kids to just be kids. Its mission is, “To inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible, productive and caring citizens.” That’s clearly something the nonprofit takes seriously and the community appreciates.
2ND PLACE: Chico Area Recreation and Park District 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711
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1ST PLACE: Butte Humane Society 2580 Fair St. 343-7917 Chicoans love their pets—that’s for darn sure. They also love the lost and abandoned furry friends among them— that’s evidenced by their picking Butte Humane Society as the Best Place to Volunteer. Whether you’re walking and socializing the dogs and cats, working in the adoptions area or doing dishes and laundry, there are many opportunities to help make the animals’ stay at the shelter as comfy—and short—as possible.
2ND PLACE: Enloe Medical Center 1531 Esplanade, 332-7300
3RD PLACE: Jesus Center 1297 Park Ave., 345-2640
3RD PLACE: 6th Street Center for Youth 130 W. Sixth St., 894-8008
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3RD PLACE: Super Elf at the Plant Barn 406 Entler Ave., 345-3121
CUSTOMER SERVICE 1ST PLACE (tie): Dutch Bros. Coffee Various locations
1ST PLACE (tie): Trader Joeâ€™s 801 East Ave., Ste. 110, 343-9920 Who hasnâ€™t gone to Dutch Bros. for an Annihilator and been blown away by the upbeat, excited baristas who deliver killer coffee with killer smiles? And when was the last time you went to Trader Joeâ€™s and were greeted with anything but friendly staff ready to help you find that delicious Mediterranean Hummus and recommend a wine to go with it? We thought so.
3RD PLACE: Christian & Johnson 250 Vallombrosa Ave., Ste. 100, 891-1881
1ST PLACE: Chico Certified Farmersâ€™ Market Chico is nestled in prime farm country, so it should come as no surprise that our farmersâ€™ markets are a fresh, local food loverâ€™s paradise. The year-round Saturday morning downtown market is the go-to place for produce and goodies as well as to socialize. Donâ€™t forget the smaller market, either, on Wednesday, for our shopping pleasure.
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Editors’ picks 2014 A few of the CN&R’s favorite people, places and things in Chico
Best cleansing of the creeks BEC’s Big Chico Creek Cleanup
The sheer amount of garbage pulled out of Chico’s waterways during the cleanup on Sept. 20 was mind-boggling (nearly 20 tons!), and we’re thankful an organization like the Butte Environmental Council was around to organize it. We’re also thankful that so many community members (nearly 450!) volunteered to help the cause. The effort has never been more important, M u ra
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because our creeks were more littered with trash than ever before. (This year’s haul almost doubled the previous record.) And trash littering the banks of our creeks is more than gross and unattractive; our refuse floats downstream, harming aquatic habitats in the Sacramento River and eventually the Pacific Ocean. So, cheers to BEC and the volunteers who diverted that stuff to the landfill. The community and its waterways are much better for it.
Best artistic rendering of a peyote trip Mural at Amigos de Acapulco
820 Oroville Ave., 898-8488 Man, we’re not sure what the heck is going on with that painting on the wall at Amigos de Acapulco. All we know is it’s totally badass, like probably the baddest-ass mural in town. There’s this giant bird of prey kicking a rattlesnake’s, uh, rattle, in the foreground of this surreal landscape with distant mountains and a river running through it. Amazing! Seriously, dine in instead of taking out (we recommend the puerco verde chimichanga), sit down and just trip out on that thing for a while. Epic dining experience.
Best comeback Pale Bock
When Sierra Nevada announced in March that it would be reviving its beloved Pale Bock, Chicoans rejoiced. Assuming they hadn’t stockpiled it (it would be borderline criminal to keep it bottled so long), five years had passed since they’d tasted that deliciously potent golden lager. The local brewery decided to rerelease the for-
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mer favorite as part of its Old Chico brand and we here at the CN&R were not alone in rejoicing in that fact. We ordered it on draught at local bars and brought six packs to friends’ barbecues (or home purely for personal enjoyment). It’s seasonal, so once again we must wait. But that’s OK—it’s worth it.
Best alternative to the word “tank” Sheriff’s Rescue Vehicle
In February, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a 15-ton, mine-resistant, ambush-protected M1220 Caiman vehicle for free through a controversial government plan that transfers surplus military equipment to civilian authorities. In an August interview with the CN&R, Sheriff Kory Honea insisted the vehicle is “not a tank” and assured it will not be used for nefarious purposes like squelching college parties or peaceful protests, as some critics fear. Instead, he promised it will be used sparingly and dubbed it the “Sheriff’s Rescue Vehicle.” Here’s to hoping Honea keeps his word and we never see the vehicle EDITORS’ PICKS continued on page 49
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and a whole order of gyoza. (The best part is, you can get all that other stuff at Sushi King, too. Insider tip: Try the crab and cream cheese roll. De-lish.)
Best place to challenge a pro at pool Oasis Bar & Grill
1007 W. First St., 343-4305 The Oasis (or, simply, “The O” to regulars) has long been a go-to spot in Chico for billiards lovers. But all that has been amplified the past few months with the refelting and refinishing of several of the half-dozen pool tables, including the coin-operated challenge table near the bar. So, the pool players among us find it hard to resist heading over to The O when we want to grab a beer and a burger, catch the game on TV and challenge a top-notch player (or even a pro—national champ Jackie Karol runs the Chico Billiards Academy next door and operates the leagues and tournaments at the Oasis). Word on the street has it, too, that a pro tournament is in the works for later this year. We say, “Bring it on.”
Best case of whiplash
Brian Nakamura’s quick exit Chico’s former city manager had a long track record of hit-and-run jobs over his career—10 positions over 21 years—but that didn’t stop the City Council from hiring him back in September 2012, at a time when the city was deep in the red and looking for a lifeline. Brian Nakamura came wielding an ax—dozens of heads rolled during his tenure. Making cuts to city staff was painful at City Hall and to members of the community, who felt the loss of services. Nakamura was criticized by many in Chico, but he remained steadfast in his desire to stay here and make the area his home. He assured the community (and this newspaper) that he was here for the long haul. What a joke. Twenty months after taking the post, Nakamura flew the coop for a more lucrative job with fewer responsibilities. He now manages Rancho Cordova, an ugly Sacramento suburb known for its giant strip club. In other words, the joke’s on him.
Best legs in Chico
551 Country Drive, 343-8820 For the aspiring home chef, there’s nothing quite as inspiring as watching local pros show off their kitchen skills. That’s why we love The Galley, where every week there’s a different cooking demo, ranging from homemade chocolates to salads to cheese. And, speaking of cheese, the fromagerie inside this kitchen mecca is worth its own stop, but why not do double-duty and pick up your favorite brie after learning how to make tartlets? Talk about food heaven!
Best Wildcat excuse for late homework
“It was between the cushions of the couch I burned.” It’s foolproof, see. Just explain to your professor that, over the weekend, you and
Best place for a super-sized sushi roll Sushi King & Boba Tea Zone
2190 Esplanade, 892-8688 We know, we know. A sushi burrito sounds, well, weird. But take our word for it when we say it’s quite possibly the most genius thing to hit Chico’s food scene since the SoCal Burrito at Sol. It goes against all the principles of sushi, but eating a roll that fits in your hand like a burrito is simultaneously invigorating and satisfying. This is especially true for those out there with an appetite big enough to wolf down three rainbow rolls, two egg rolls
Best salad bar in the Garden Walk Mall Zot’s Hot Dogs and Deli
225 Main St., Ste. A, 345-2820 It’s kind of an odd combination—a hot dog joint featuring a salad bar of vast choices including homegrown veggies. At Zot’s, there are three types of lettuce, sliced and diced tomatoes, potato and macaroni salads, cottage cheese, kidney beans, beet slices, asparagus, dill pickles, pineapple chunks, garbanzo beans, black and green olives and a number of other ingredients to round out that salad. Oh, yeah, and then there is owner Val Montague behind the counter, entertaining patrons with humorous comments about current events while taking their order and money.
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your pals’ drunken frenzy culminated in ritualistically torching your living room sofa on the sidewalk, and your humanities quiz must have been between the cushions when that thing went all Hindenburg. They’ll understand. I mean, who doesn’t remember their college days—cramming for tests, cheering for the rugby team, drinking beer-ish liquid out of red plastic cups, and being overcome by the urge to dance in the glow of smoldering upholstery? Wait, no one remembers that last part.
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Tedra (prounced Tee-dra) Thomsen is a highly visible member of the community who is anything but shy about showing off her shapely legs often supported by 3-inch high heels. At 6-foot-4 inches sans heels, Thomsen is hard to miss when she is walking the downtown sidewalks toward the Naked Lounge on an early sunny morning, or to Duffy’s Tavern a bit later in the day. We have no doubt that the rest of her day is spent toning those calves and thighs to their shapely perfection. Visitors to town—those who put money in the parking meters on weekends— are sure to take a double glance when Thomsen walks past. She is one of the people in this town who add to Chico’s quirky personality.
Best lazy excuse for not shopping downtown No parking
Give us a break. Positioned as the CN&R is at the corner of Second and Flume streets, directly adjacent to two municipal parking lots, we have a clear picture of the parking situation downtown. The lot that accommodates the Saturday farmers’ market is rarely full, and when it is—say, on Saturday mornings— parking lot P, just across the roundabout, always has open spots. (That’s not to mention three massive parking structures on the west side of downtown.) No, you probably won’t be able to park directly in front of the business you plan on patronizing. Yes, you’re going to EDITORS’ PICKS continued on page 50
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have to use your feet (or, better yet, ride your bike!). But for all the talk of shopping local and preserving the vitality of the downtown business district, walking three blocks shouldn’t be such a big deal. So don’t complain about parking downtown. It’s so cliché.
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Best example of walking the talk
Best beer rides
Scotty’s Landing and the Empire Club
818 Salem St., 342-7692 Chico has great services for the local homeless community. We have the Jesus Center and the Torres Community Shelter. Other local organizations have pitched in to aid this marginalized community, too. But over the past year, we have been especially impressed by the Orchard Church, whose pastor, Jim Culp, and members were placed under the microscope last fall for their longstanding work feeding needy residents at City Plaza one evening per week. Many in the community criticized the local congregation, charging that its efforts attracted people who were down and out to the area. We don’t see it that way. Through our reporting we learned that the church had not only filled bellies, but also given several folks the helping hand they needed to get off the streets. There’s a lot of talk about what’s needed to help solve this crisis, but Orchard Church walks that talk—showing compassion and giving assistance to the needy.
While more experienced (or masochistic) riders might be eager to ride dozens of miles into the foothills toward some vague destination because they actually like pedaling uphill, we casual cyclists are more motivated to attempt longer rides by flat land and toward tangible goals. So, if you’ve been riding around town for awhile and are ready to try something a little more challenging, either head west toward Scotty’s Landing (12609 River Road, about 14 miles round trip from downtown), or south toward Durham’s Empire Club (9391 Midway, roughly 17 miles). Both routes offer a leisurely, flat ride through the countryside and the watering holes are veritable pots o’ gold at the end of the rainbow, offering cheap beer, interesting clientele and great atmospheres for kicking back midride.
Best rogue gardening The tree in the roundabout
Who doesn’t like greenery? We sure do. So we were excited about the sapling that started growing in the middle of the roundabout in front of CN&R’s offices at Second and Flume streets. Being reporters, we also were intrigued. We hadn’t seen anyone plant the little tree, so we starting asking around to find out who had—and who was keeping it alive. Turns out, it wasn’t the city. In other words, it was an act of rogue gardening. We liked seeing the little sapling in that barren space, but that didn’t stop the officials from yanking it from this city-owned property. Boo!
Best reason not to hate Mondays
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Best survivor story Melody Records
341 Main St., 895-8196 On the one hand, it’s sad that Chico has only one record store. On the other, it’s amazing that Melody Records is still slangin’ vinyl in this age of iTunes, music-streaming services and music pirates, who are no-good The
jerks. And while a familiar eye may take it for granted, the funky little shop, as cozy as it is with Duffy’s Tavern, adds a ton of character to the corner of Fourth and Main streets. Where else in town are you going to find the alternate studio version of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band? (Don’t say Amazon.)
Best downtown business/dog team
Bailey and Casey Schwab of Campus Bicycles
Bailey, 8, and Casey, 4, who each work near full-time schedules, are low-key employees at Campus Bicycles (330 Main St.), often caught sleeping on the job. No, they’re not the high-pressure “what can we sell you” types. In fact, the only pressure they’ll apply is the inquisitive eye, looking for a treat from a store visitor. When the UPS guy arrives and carries in his delivery, the dogs greet him at the door, and then approach him as soon as he’s made his delivery. He then hands them each a dog treat— the whole thing seems choreographed. These
According to the Boomtown Rats, Garfield the cat and the vast majority of working Americans, Mondays suck. The Rats’ song “I Don’t Like Mondays” refers to a San Diego schoolyard shooting, and it’s understandable why workers dread the day, but c’mon—Garfield? Unless he’s got a date with the vet, it’s just another day of eating lasagna and lying around being a jerk. Whatever your reasons may be for hating the day, Chicoans have something to make it a little less painful—rotating comedy nights at the DownLo (319 Main St.) and the Maltese Bar & Tap Room (1600 Park Ave.), featuring the cream of Chico’s bountiful crop of comedians. The Maltese offers an extra way to chase away a case of the Mondays with its (in)famous Mug Night—patrons are invited to bring a receptacle of any size/shape up to 40 ounces and fill it for just $3.
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If you’re on a soapbox budget but need a sound as big as a flatbed for your barn-raising, Don Parish—aka Bran Crown—is your man. Small of stature and huge of passionate caterwauling voice, this self-described purveyor of “loud acoustic jams” (who also happens to be a classically trained pianist) plays an exuberant, magnetic brand of freak folk that inspires people to clap, stomp and sing along. Catch him at just about every local venue, and download his new album, Summer Weaks, at brancrown.bandcamp.com.
Best end to a longstanding controversy
Saturday farmers’ market stays put For more than 21 years, a farmers’ market has operated on the city-owned parking lot at Second and Wall streets. And for many, many years its presence at that location has drawn the ire of nearby business owners, some of whom say both the market and its shoppers siphon away customers from the brick and mortars due to a lack of downtown parking. Every couple of years, the city has tossed around the idea of moving the market to put an end to the complaints, but not this year. We’re happy to note that, after a successful petition drive, the City Council approved a six-year franchise agreement with the market to stay put. What’s more is, the market will pay the city $5,000 a year, rather than the $144 yearly franchise fee it had long paid, so it’s a win-win for everyone.
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Best liquid inspiration Naked Lounge’s cold brew 118 W. Second St.
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The simple stuff is the best stuff, especially when it comes to coffee. Adding dairy and sweeteners to your morning cup can create a worthwhile indulgence, but to taste coffee’s raw essence, you have to go naked … or to the Naked Lounge for its house-made cold brew. In contrast to an espresso, where intensely pressurized water forces the caffeine and oils into a cremacapped shot of goodness, the cold brew takes the long road to your cup of daily rebirth, steeping for 16 hours in coarsely ground Great State Coffee Co. beans and chicory to create an intense, fruity—but not bitter—and refreshing morning jolt.
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Best sister city prospect Asheville, N.C.
With all due respect to Chico’s two current sister cities—Tamsui, Taiwan, and Pascagoula, Miss.(the former established in 1985 for its similar demographic makeup to Chico, and the latter in 2005 after Chico sent a truckload of aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina)—there is a new prospect that is too desirable to not pursue as sister No. 3: Asheville, N.C. Mostly it’s a natural fit because of the fact that our hometown Sierra Nevada recently opened an East Coast brewery there—well, technically in tiny Mills River, 19 miles south of Asheville—but we’re a better match for the city with a similar population and a university (UNC Asheville), and we are inspired by the 17 breweries in its vicinity.
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Arts & Culture Hark! Behold the wilting of a writer’s fragile ego. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE
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S Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer, in which the action centers around five writers ostensibly talking eminar is a play about writers, written by a
about—what else—writing. For that reason, I thought it might be appropriate to begin with a quote about writers. by A quick Internet search reveals Ken Smith there’s plenty to choose from, kens@ about a thousand on good newsreview.com reads.com alone, with classic to contemporary authors chiming in REVIEW Seminar shows on what qualities constitute good Thursday- and bad writers and the value (or Saturday, 7:30 lack thereof) of their ilk to society. p.m., through Oct. There’s absolutely no consensus 25 at the Blue and none that fit the play better Room Theatre. Tickets: $10-$15 than a line from Seminar itself, (available online delivered by the play’s most senior and at Lyon Books). writer, Leonard: “Writers, in their natural habitats, are as civilized as Blue Room Theatre feral cats.” 139 W. First St. Point is, writing is largely a 895-3749 www.blueroom self-referential undertaking. theatre.com “Write what you know,” aspiring authors are told from the beginning, so what the nonwriting public gets—for better or worse—is lots of writing about writers. In Seminar, it’s done well. Playwright Teresa Rebeck manages to offer a glimpse into the souls of those who long to express themselves through the written word, while effectively managing to relate that struggle to the greater human experience. There are enough literary references and commentary on the craft to ignite knowing smiles to the wordsmiths (and avid readers) in attendance, while the whole play drips with enough dark humor, human drama and underlying sexual tension to appeal to those who’ve never pressed pen to paper. In the play, four wannabe novelists each pay a veteran author and editor $5,000 to attend his 10session weekly writers’ workshop. Each of the five characters represents an archetype: there’s Douglas 52
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(Shawn Galloway), a pompous, mildly talented pseudo-intellectual with a story pending publication in The New Yorker; Izzy (Suzanne Papini), a sex kitten more than willing to use her feminine wiles to advance her career; Douglas (Jesse Mills), a neurotic smart-ass whose own crippling self-doubt manifests through his prickly exterior; and Kate (Amber Miller), an affluent, repressed woman whose ninebedroom, rent-controlled, “old-money” Manhattan apartment serves as the play’s primary setting. Reigning over the young writers is the more seasoned Leonard (Roger Montalbano), a jaded, roughand-tumble former novelist cut from the Hemingway cloth, who occasionally postpones sessions to gallivant drunk and high around war-torn African countries in search of inspiration. Montalbano shines in this role, and is simultaneously hilarious and terrifying as he shreds the young writers’ hopes and dreams. All of the cast members fill their roles perfectly, milking the personalities and rich dialogue Rebeck provides to great effect. Galloway’s entitled windbag act is spot on, and Miller’s frumpy Kate takes the spotlight late as she undergoes a series of plot-twisting transformations. Papini oozes sensuality, and Mills’ understated protagonist elicits the intended empathy. Many Blue Room productions take the less-ismore approach to set design, relying on lighting and theater tricks to approximate separate locations. Since Seminar takes place almost entirely in a single NYC apartment, the stage crew (under Miller’s direction) was able to construct a more elaborate, convincing set that puts the audience ring-side to Kate’s living room as the players figuratively crush (and literally caress) one another. While the character’s words and actions toward each other stoop to downright viciousness, the whole affair resolves on a surprisingly bright note. Overall, though, this adds to the accessibility and comedic value of the play. It’s highbrow, but not overly so, and driven by love for the written word, but lively enough to fill the stage. In short, it’s a play about writers and writing, but it’s written for everyone. Ω
Nevada Brewing Co. present a celebration of the area’s craft-beer scene. Chico’s bars, restaurants, breweries and retail shops host an array of beer-release parties, tap takeovers, style-, brewery-, region-focused events, flights, tastings, beer/food pairings, cask nights, limited/special-release beer nights, meet the brewers/brewery events, beer talks/seminars, and whatever other beer-inspired fun they can come up with! Tonight: Badass Bitches & Brew at Winchester Goose; Coronado tap takeover at Burgers & Brew; beer cocktails/food-truck pairings at Argus; cask Thursday at Sierra Nevada. Visit website for full schedule. 10/16-10/18. www.chicobeerweek.net.
HUNTER’S MOON DINNER: A fundraiser for the Chico Creek Nature Center with a gourmet dinner from New Hock Farms, wine and beer selections, and a silent auction featuring goods from local businesses. Th, 10/16, 69:30pm. $50. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St., (530) 894-1978.
Art Receptions LEGACY: JANET TURNER-ARTIST, MENTOR, TEACHER: The exhibition presents the late Janet Turner’s prints inspired by her years in Chico. A curator’s talk will be held in RowlandTaylor Recital Hall with a reception to follow at the Gallery. Th, 10/16, 5:30pm. Free. Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico State, (530) 8984476, www.theturner.org.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: The Birdcage Theatre is bringing the Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors, to the Historic Oroville State Theatre Stage. Th-Sa, 7:30pm through 10/19. Su, 10/19, 2pm. $12-$20. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. in Oroville, (530) 533-2473, www.birdcage theatre.org.
LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK: Ever wondered what happened after the final curtain fell on Hamlet? Simple: zombies took over Denmark and now humanity’s hope lies with a Shakespearean version of The Avengers. Drected by Professor Katie Whitlock. Through 10/18, 7:30pm, matinees 10/18 & 10/19, 2pm. $6$15. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, (530) 898-6333, www.csuchico.edu/upe/ boxoffice.html.
THE SEMINAR: A provocative comedy about four aspiring novelists who sign up for a private writing class with an international literary figure. Directed by Joe Hilsee. Through 10/25, 7:30pm. $12-$15. Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St., (530) 895-3749, www.blueroom theatre.com.
Poetry/Literature LOCAL POETRY: Local poet Carol Oles reads from
her book A Selected History of Her Heart . Th, 10/16, 7pm. Lyon Books, 135 Main St., (530) 8913338, www.lyonbooks.com.
Special Events BOUTIQUE CRAWL: Chico’s resale boutiques are
Theater LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: A fast-paced comedy about the fashionable, ditsy Elle Woods who charms her way into Harvard but struggles with her ex-boyfriend, professors and peers. Th-Sa, 7:30pm; Sun 2pm through 10/26. $12-$20. Chico Theater Company, 166-F Eaton Rd., (530) 894-3282, www.chicotheater company.com.
IDEA FAB LABS & MONCA TECH-ART EXHIBIT Saturday, Oct. 18 Idea Fabrication Labs
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having their 2nd Annual Boutique Crawl with entertainment, libations, fashion and some sweet deals from Bootleg, Three Sixty Ecotique, Yard Sale, BOHO Funky Trunk and Red Umbrella Consignment, Inc. F, 10/17, 69:30pm. Locations vary.
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Art 1078 GALLERY: Humanity Bites, artist Eunkang Koh showcases mixed media works of Gauche on paper, paintings and hand-sewn dolls with animal/human hybrid faces. Through 11/1. 820 Broadway, (530) 343-1973, www.1078gallery.org.
CHICO ART CENTER: Open Studios Gallery
Show, participants of the Open Studios Art Tour showcase their works. Through 10/26. 450 Orange St., (530) 895-8726, www.chicoartcenter.com.
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CHICO BEER WEEK 2014: Friday: Drakes tap takeover at The Handle Bar; Berryessa cask party at Winchester Goose; parking-lot party at Spike’s; Eel River tastings at Shenanigans and Ray’s; Etna Brewing tastings at Dave’s Tile City and Chico Valley Gallery. 10/16-10/18. See Thursday for more info & visit website for full schedule, www.chicobeerweek.net.
Art Receptions OPEN STUDIOS RECEPTION: A reception and showcase for the participants of the Open Studios Art Tour. F, 10/17, 5-7pm. Free. Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., (530) 895-8726, www.chicoartcenter.com.
Theater LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: See Thursday. Chico Theater Company, 166-F Eaton Rd., (530) 894-3282, www.chicotheatercompany.com.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: See Thursday. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. in Oroville, (530) 533-2473, www.birdcagetheatre.org.
LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK: See Thursday. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, (530) 898-6333, www.csuchico.edu/upe/boxoffice.html.
THE SEMINAR: See Thursday. Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St., (530) 895-3749, www.blue roomtheatre.com.
DRAGOPOLIS: “The future of drag” show hosted by Claudette de Versailles. All entertainers welcome to perform. Third Sa of every month, 10pm. $3. Maltese Bar & Tap Room, 1600 Park Ave., (530) 343-4915.
KRISTINA CHESTERMAN MEMORIAL: The second annual Kristina Chesterman memorial event presented by G-Ride Pedi-Cab and Chico Velo Cycling Club, with mechanics from local bike shops doing bike safety inspections and training, installing lights on bikes, plus guest speakers on drug and alcohol prevention, recovery and awareness. Sa, 10/18, 1-4pm. Free. Downtown Chico.
NEW EXHIBIT OPENING AT GATEWAY: Farm animals, high-tech tractors and other interactive demonstrations will educate and entertain visitors outside on the museum lawn. Don’t forget to check out the museums new exhibits on display. Sa, 10/18, 12-5pm. Free. Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade, www.csuchico.edu/gateway.
OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR: Discover all of the amazing artistic talent in Chico during the art tour and take a look into our local artists’ studios. Visit the Art Center for tour maps. Sa, Su through 10/26. Opens 10/18. $10. Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., (530) 895-8726, www.chicoartcenter.com.
PARADE OF LIGHTS: A fall celebration of ‘the unity of community.’ Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the parade, a car show, tricycle races, and more. Sa, 10/18, 5pm. Free. Downtown Chico.
CHICO BEER WEEK 2014: Saturday: Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Harvest Fest at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.; Sloppy Seconds at Winchester Goose; Etna Brewing tasting at Red Mountain Green Cycle; Oktoberfest in Oroville. 10/1610/18. See Thursday for more info & visit website for full schedule, www.chicobeer week.net.
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Art Receptions IDEA FAB LABS & MONCA TECH-ART EXHIBIT: Idea Fab Labs & monCA present the works of Kyle Campbell, Jacob Troester, and Mallory Russell as the artists explore the processes of digital design and digital fabrication by integrating traditional artistry with modern and emerging technologies such as 3D modeling and printing, and lasers. Sa, 10/18, 3-6pm. Free. Idea Fabrication Labs, 603 Orange St., (530) 592-0609, www.ideafablabs.com.
IS BEAUTY ENOUGH?: A reception for the photographs from graduate students Malinda Blank and Adria Davis. Sa, 10/18, 5-6pm. Laxson Fine Art Gallery, 400 W. First St. CSU Chico, Laxson Audtorium.
Theater LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: See Thursday. Chico Theater Company, 166-F Eaton Rd., (530) 894-3282, www.chicotheatercompany.com.
CHICO ART SCHOOL AND GALLERY: Explorations
in Paint, an exhibit featuring paintings and drawings from teacher Janet Lombardi Blixt and students of the Chico Art School. 10/16-10/29. Gallery hours are weekly art classes - summer art camps. 336 Broadway Ste. 20 above House of Rice, (530) 895-8358, www.chicoartschool.com.
CITY HALL: Art in City Hall, 23 works from the Museum of Northern California Art (monCA) collection are on display showcasing various media from local and north state artists. Through 11/21. 9426 Main St. in Plymouth, (916) 600-1954.
DOWNTOWN CHICO: Window Art Walk, the Chico Arts Commission and DCBA present the annual Window Arts Walk in downtown Chico during the month of October. Over 40 businesses and 50 artists participate in a showcase of the arts in celebration of National Arts and Humanities month and the local Artoberfest. Through 10/31. Downtown Chico.
EMPIRE COFFEE: CAC Portrait Drawing Group
Art Show, a group art show of portrait drawings done by artists over the course of the past year and a half. Through 10/31. Contact Mark Gailey email@example.com for details on this exhibit. 434 Orange St., (530) 899-8267.
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Memory, works from the artist and estate of David Gilhooly. Ongoing. Japan, influenced
JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM: Legacy: Janet
Turner-Artist, Mentor, Teacher, the exhibition presents the late Janet Turner’s prints inspired by her years in Chico, as well as a selection of student prints that she obtained for her collection. Through 10/25. Chico State, (530) 898-4476, www.theturner.org.
LAXSON FINE ART GALLERY: Is Beauty Enough?, photographs from graduate students Malinda Blank and Adria Davis. Through 10/24. 400 W. First St. CSU Chico, Laxson Audtorium.
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Group Art, the motley group of polymaths are stealing the walls at the lounge to showcase their artistic talents beyond serving delicious caffeinated beverages. Through 10/31. 118 W Second St., (530) 8950676.
SALLY DIMAS ART GALLERY: Streets Of Chico
My Home Town, new works from artist Marilyn Walsh. Through 11/3. 493 East Ave., (530) 345-3063.
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY: Photographs, San Francisco-based artist Joshua Martinez explores memory and experience using analog photography techniques. Through 10/24. Trinity Hall Chico State, (530) 8985864.
Call for Artists DAY OF THE DEAD SHOW: A community arts
challenge: Day of the Dead. All visual media except film, video, andinstallation/performance accepted. See website for deadlines and details. 10/16-10/19. Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., (530) 895-8726, www.chicoartcenter.com.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: See thursday. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. in Oroville, (530) 533-2473, www.birdcagetheatre.org.
LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK: See Thursday. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, (530) 898-6333, www.csuchico.edu/upe/boxoffice.html
THE SEMINAR: See Thursday. Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St., (530) 895-3749, www.blue roomtheatre.com.
More than 50 breweries from across the country join in the hop fields of Sierra Nevada to celebrate craft beers, hops, and brewers. Live entertainment, food and, of course, ice cold beer. Proceeds benefit the California Craft Brewers Association. Sa, 10/18, 1-6pm. $75. Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St., (530) 345-2739, www.sierranevada.com/ bigroom.
by her latest travels to Japan, artist Paula Busch showcases Ukiyo-e caricatures in encaustic. Through 10/31. 254 E. Fourth St., (530) 343-2930, www.jamessnidlefine arts.com.
LEGACY: JANET TURNER— ARTIST, MENTOR, TEACHER Thursday, Oct. 16 Janet Turner Print Museum
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Single Fresh Wet and Wild at Sierra Nevada
More Beer Week! Just because last week is over doesn’t mean Chico Beer Week is over! There are still three more days of craft beer fun leading up to the mother of all beer festivals, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s annual Single, Fresh, Wet and Wild Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the brewery’s hop field. More than 50 breweries, a who’s who of the most celebrated names in craft beer, will be joining Sierra Nevada in the hops celebration: Allagash, EDITOR’S PICK Ballast Point, The Bruery, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Goose Island, Lagunitas, Russian River and many more. Other highlights over the next three days include several Winchester Goose events (Thurs.-Sat., Evil Twin, Berryessa, and the Sloppy Seconds finale, respectively); beer cocktails/food-truck pairing at Argus (Thurs.); Coronado tap takeover at Burgers and Brew (Thurs.); Spike’s Bottle Shop’s parking-lot party (Fri.); and a Drake’s tap takeover at The Handle Bar (Fri.). For all the upcoming Beer Week listings, visit www.chicobeerweek.net. October 16, 2014
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Special Events OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR: See Saturday. Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., (530) 895-8726, www.chicoartcenter.com.
Music THE HOT SARDINES: Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stridepiano virtuoso, and tie the whole thing together with a frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have The Hot Sardines. Su, 10/19, 7:30pm. $10-$30. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State, (530) 898-6333, www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance/ artists/HotSardines.html.
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Theater LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: See Thursday. Chico Theater Company, 166-F Eaton Rd., (530) 894-3282, www.chicotheatercompany.com.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: See Thursday. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. in Oroville, (530) 533-2473, www.birdcagetheatre.org.
LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK: See Thursday. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, (530) 898-6333, www.csuchico.edu/upe/boxoffice.html.
Music DEVENDRA BANHART: Venezuelan-American
GARETH EMRY: An English electronic music DJ on his Drive tour. M, 10/20, 8:30pm. $20. Senator Theatre, 517 Main St., (530) 898-1497, www.jmaxproductions.net.
THE GREENCARDS: Two Australians reinvent
THANK YOU! Join the Chico News & Review in raising a glass to those who helped make Chico Beer Week 2014 happen: co-presenters Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., our sponsors— Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co., Upper Park Clothing, and Chico Home Brew Shop— and all the bars, breweries, distributors, restaurants and retail outlets responsible for Chico’s craft-beer scene. Cheers!
SEE DETAILS ABOUT THE LAST THREE DAYS OF EVENTS ON PAGES 52-53 AND AT WWW.CHICOBEERWEEK.NET
Community AFRICAN DANCE CLASS: A workout set to the sounds and rhythms of West Africa. Call for info. M, 6pm. $10. Chico Grange Hall, 2775 Old Nord Ave., (530) 321-5607.
AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE: Dances of Cuba, Haiti,
Brazil and West Africa with live drumming. Tu, 5:30pm. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St., (530) 345-6324.
BELLY DANCE CLASS: Weekly belly dance with BellySutra. Tu, 7pm. $8. 100th Monkey Community Cafe, 642 W. Fifth St.
BETTER BREATHERS GROUP: The American Lung Association and Enloe Medical Center offers a support group for people with chronic lung disease. Call for more information. M, 10/20, 1-3pm. Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, (530) 332-7370.
American roots, bluegrass, and folk rock with a dash of Latin influence. M, 10/20, 7:30pm. $20. Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 East 20th St., (530) 345-2739, www.sierranevada.com/ bigroom.
Poetry/Literature CHICO AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS SOCIETY: A monthly meeting for local authors and publishers. All welcome. M, 10/20, 6:30pm. Lyon Books, 135 Main St., (530) 891-3338, www.lyon books.com.
Music TRAMPLED BY TURTLES: Indie-folk/bluegrass,
plus Goodnight, Texas. W, 10/22, 8pm. $25. El Rey Theatre, 230 W. Second St., (530) 342-2727.
Theater IN MY LIFE: A BEATLES MUSICAL: A musical theater tribute to the Beatles gives you a chance to get a fresh perspective on the story of the band, telling the tale through the eyes of their late manager, Brian Epstein. W, 10/22, 7:3010pm. $35. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. in Oroville, (530) 538-2470, www.orovillestatetheatre.com.
4pm. $15 per pack. Paradise Elks Lodge, 6309 Clark Rd. in Paradise, (530) 877-3977.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: Regularly scheduled
meeting. Every other Tu, 9am through 12/9. Board of Supervisors Chambers, 25 County Center Dr. in Oroville, (530) 538-7631, www.buttecounty.net.
BRA DRIVE: Chico Soroptimists host a fundraiser bra drive to support girls who have been rescued out of sex slavery. Bring a new or gently used bra to one of the various drop off locations. See Website for details. Through 10/31. Locations vary, www.freethe girls.org.
DANCE SANCTUARY WAVE: Bring a water bottle, drop your mind, find your feet and free your spirit. Call for more info. Tu, 6:30-8:30pm. $10. Call for details, (530) 891-6524.
DANCING FREEDOM: A weekly open dance with
the elements. F, 6-8pm. $6-$12 sliding scale. Subud Hall, 574 E. 12th St., (530) 532-1989.
DEATH CAFE: A place to come and chat about death over a cup of tea, in a respectful and confidential space. Su, 10/19, 2pm. Lyon Books, 135 Main St., (530) 891-3338, www.lyonbooks.com.
EVENING DANCE JAM: A weekly meditative dance session. F, 7:15pm. $10. Yoga Center of Chico, 250 Vallombrosa Ave., Suite 150, (530) 3420100.
FANCY FEET DANCE: Beginning to experienced dancers welcome to work on the foxtrot, waltz, swing and more to a live band. Tu, 7:30pm. $5-$7. Chico Area Recreation District (CARD), 545 Vallombrosa Ave., (530) 895-4015, www.chicorec.com.
FARMERS’ MARKET: CHAPMAN: A year-round Certified Farmers’ Market serving as a community forum for healthful-lifestyle promotion and education. F, 2-5:30pm. Chapman Mulberry Community Center, 1010 Cleveland Ave., (530) 624-8844, www.cchaos.org.
FARMERS’ MARKET: SATURDAY: Chico’s weekly community gathering, with fresh produce, crafts, baked goods and more. Sa, 7:30am1pm. Municipal Parking Lot No. 1, Second & Wall streets.
FREE HEALTH CLINIC: Free services for minor medical ailments. Call for more info. Su, 14pm. Free. Shalom Free Clinic, 1190 E. First
Ave., (530) 518-8300, www.shalom freeclinic.org.
HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN: Learn to help your child develop a realistic and positive self-image, set limits while maintaining good will, cope with negative feelings, and resolve conflicts peacefully. Based on the book by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Email for more info. Su, 10/19, 8am. $165. GRUB Cooperative, 1525 Dayton Rd., (530) 828-6390.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER: Join for this year’s 5K fundraising walk and honor those touched by breast cancer. sponsored by The American Cancer Society fund. Su,
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KRISTINA CHESTERMAN MEMORIAL Saturday, Oct, 18 Chico Peace and Justice Center SEE SATURDAY, SPECIAL EVENTS
BINGO: Proceeds donated to non-profit. Su,
singer/songwriter performing avant-folk with Andy Cabric of Vetiver. M, 10/20, 8pm. $24. El Rey Theatre, 230 W. Second St., (530) 342-2727.
10/19, 8am. Suggested Donation. One Mile Recreation Area, Bidwell Park, www.MakingStridesWalk.org/Sacramento.
RUNNING THE RANGE OF LIGHT: See pictures and hear tales of exhaustion, euphoria, weather, whimpering and trail running in the Southern High Sierra from local adventure runner & ultramarathoner Sean Harrasser. Followed by a Q&A and raffle prizes. Th, 10/16, 6:308:30pm. Mountain Sports, 176 E. Third St., (530) 345-3025.
SAMARITAN FREE CLINIC: This clinic offers free basic medical care and mental-health counseling. Call for more information. Su, 2-4pm. Free. Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Dr. in Paradise, 872-7085.
SOUL SHAKE DANCE CHURCH: Drop your mind, find your feet and free your spirit at this DJ dance wave to a range of musical styles. No previous dance experience necessary. Su, 10am-noon. $10-$15 sliding scale. Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E. 16th St., (530) 891-6524, www.chicorec.com.
SOUNDS OF THE VALLEY CHORUS: Women singers welcome to sing in four-part harmony barbershop style. Call for more info. W, 7pm. Marigold Elementary School, 2446 Marigold Ave., (530) 343-5183.
SQUARE-DANCE CLUB: Square-dancing classes for beginners and advanced-level dancers. Call for more info. Th, 7-10pm. Veterans Memorial Hall, 6550 Skyway in Paradise, (530) 872-1962.
STUDENT MARKET: The Organic Vegetable Project returns with local and seasonal produce, a variety of herbs, flowers and vegetable starts. Located in the BMU Courtyard. Th, 11am-2pm. Bell Memorial Union (BMU), 400 W First St. CSU, Chico, (530) 8984696, www.aschico.com.
WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN CLASS: An eight week course on learning to live with
mental illness. F, 10am through 11/21, M, 3pm through 11/24. Free. Iversen Center, 492 Rio Lindo Ave.
WORLD DANCE: Classes offered through CARD offering line, circle and partner dances from around the world. No partner needed. Th, 6 & 7pm. $20 (4 classes). Chico Area Recreation District (CARD), 545 Vallombrosa Ave., (530) 895-4711, www.chicorec.com.
WORLD DANCE CLASS: Learn line, circle and couple dances from around the world. Youth and adult class offered. Scholarships available via instructor. No partner needed. Th, 6-7 & 7-8:30pm. $7. Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, 2320 North St., (530) 566-6711.
MORE ONLINE Additional listings for local meetings, support groups, classes, yoga, meditation and more can be found online at www.newsreview.com/chico/local/calendar.
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One bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch, girl. Oh … —The Osmonds of the many things that OhowneHenri loves about early fall is all the fruits come out, espe-
cially apples. From the farmers’ markets to S & S Organic by Henri Bourride Produce and henri@ Chico Natural newsreview.com Foods to the chain grocery stores, the gorgeous orbs—galas, honeycrisps, Fujis, Gravensteins— sparkle in rows and pyramids of spectacular light-reflecting beauty. And biting into one is like biting into fall itself, the crisp juiciness suggesting the cooler days ahead, firewood stacked by the back door, The Esplanade a ribbon of golden gingkos. And what of the apple, long associated with man’s fall from grace in the Garden? Thanks largely to Milton’s Paradise Lost, where the fruit that “brought death into the world, and all our woe” is referred to as a “love apple,” many people assume that the “forbidden fruit” was in fact an apple (which, according to legend, gets lodged in Adam’s throat—hence “Adam’s apple”). Actually, apples are never mentioned in Genesis. Rather, it is the fruit from one specific but unnamed tree “in the midst of the garden” from which God forbids them to eat.
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Henri welcomes the season with a couple of autumn apple recipes The apples, coming off the peeler, are winding staircases, little accordions, slinky toys … Soon they will be married to butter and live with cinnamon and sugar, happily ever after—Joyce Sutphen (from “Apple Season”)
According to In the Devil’s Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food, by Stewart Lee Allen, it was the smug Roman Catholics who identified the forbidden fruit as an apple, while the Celts, those lusty pagans, held the apple sacred, and their priests, the Druids, used them to make a ceremonial alcohol. Which, alas, Henri has never endeavored to concoct—although mon père would sometimes intentionally let apple juice go “bad,” or ferment, thus producing one of his favorite beverages: Apple Jacques. On the other main, however, Henri has several apple dishes that he loves preparing in the fall, including one for a delicious apple cake and one for a crumble-crust apple pie that I inherited from ma mère. Maybe the best apple pie ever. Seulement sayin’. Henri’s apple crumb pie Ingredients: 5-7 large tart apples (Gravensteins if you can find them) 1 pastry crust (unbaked) 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/3 cup flour 1/4 cup butter (firm)
Peel and slice the apples. In a large bowl, mix the apples, the cinnamon, and half the sugar, and pour into unbaked crust. Combine the rest of the sugar, the flour and the butter in another large bowl, cutting the mixture with a pastry cutter. Sprinkle the topping over the sliced apples. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour, or until apples are soft. Let cool for one half hour and serve. Note: A wedge of apple pie is never compromised by a scoop of ice cream, particularly Shubert’s country vanilla.
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Courtroom drama meets (too much) family drama in over-packed film by
Early on, The Judge looks as though it is
mainly going to be a courtroom drama with a provocative father-son twist. The father and son are played by Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr., respectively, and the key plot hook has the estranged son, an abrasive defense attorney, called on to defend his stand-offish father, a small-town judge The Judge Starring Robert with a reputation for stern Duvall, Robert rectitude, against charges of Downey Jr., Billy vehicular manslaughter, or Bob Thornton worse. and Vera Director David Dobkin Farmiga. Directed by and screenwriters Nick David Dobkin. Schenk and Bill Dubuque Cinemark 14, play all that to the hilt, and Feather River Duvall and Downey deliver Cinemas and the goods in their respective Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R. tailor-made roles. But Dobkin and company load up the father-son drama with more back-story baggage—family secrets, local feuds, repressed memories, old
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grudges, failed dreams, health crises—than this particular narrative vehicle can carry. To its credit, the film does linger over some powerful emotional nuances—the role of mutual delusion, for example—in its portrayal of father-son antagonism. And there’s something to be said for any movie that recognizes, at least in part, that a father-son conflict is something that has repercussions for all of the immediate family. But the story that actually gets laid out here needs a lot more than this movie’s 140-minute running time to take full effect. The games the film plays with audience sympathies is part of the point with the two main characters, but the most devastating moments of revelation are imposed on the narrative rather than integrated into it. In some respects, the plot of The Judge smacks of being concocted from a laundry list of stock ingredients for soap opera/melodrama/family saga—unrequited love, failed
Love Is Strange
A French/American film about a married New York couple (played by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) who, after one of them loses his job, face trying times as they are forced to move out of the home they can’t afford and live apart (staying with friends) while looking for a new place. Pageant Theatre. Rated R.
The Best of Me
James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan star as a couple of former high school sweethearts who respark their old flame some 20 years later. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG.
The Book of Life
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
An animated feature that follows young Manolo (Diego Luna), who embarks on a journey through three fantastical worlds on a quest for true love. Also starring the voices of Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13.
A live-action adaptation of Judith Viorst’s much-loved 1972 children’s book about a boy who, along with the rest of his family, is having a really, really bad day. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and young Ed Oxenbould as the title character. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG.
Brad Pitt plays Wardaddy, a WWII Army sergeant in command of an out-gunned Sherman tank crew facing seemingly insurmountable odds behind hostile enemy lines. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cineana 7. Rated R.
Kill the Messenger
Jeremy Renner stars in this story based on the writings of reporter Gary Webb (a former News & Review writer), who was the target of a smear campaign after he exposed the CIA’s involvement in cocaine trafficking in order to fund its backing of Nicaraguan Contras in the 1990s. Cinemark 14. Rated R.
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A stop-motion animation feature about an orphaned boy (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) who is trying to save the Boxtrolls—the community of trash-collecting trolls who took him in—from destruction at the hands of and exterminator names Archibald Snatcher. Also starring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Tracy Morgan. Cinemark 14. Rated PG.
A new Dracula with a new backstory involving a Transylvanian prince who makes a deal with a sorcerer for superhuman powers that come with a nasty side effect of making him insatiably crave human blood. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13.
Director David Fincher and an impressive cast have little luck in giving any genuinely dramatic depth to writer Gillian Flynn’s narrative concoction. The central
dreams, dementia, small-town feuds and romances, old lovers, an assortment of unhealed wounds to the psyche, car accidents, broken athletes, a mentally handicapped younger brother, etc., etc. I’d like to have seen all that work better than it does, but ultimately the crucial deficiencies are in the two main characters. Initially, Downey’s Hank Palmer is treated as the movie’s protagonist, until the late and rather sudden revelation scene in which we see how unreliable he is on certain key points. And the characterization of Duvall’s Judge Palmer
figures in the tale are a mildly klutzy hunk named Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his perfectly groomed blonde wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike). The film begins with Nick puzzling over the mysteries of his wife’s character, then moves quickly into its pivotal plot strand—Amy’s sudden, mysterious, and increasingly alarming disappearance. But Gone Girl is only partly a mystery story. Soon enough, it diversifies its dramatic potential via an assortment of secondary characters, each of whom has significant connections with one or both of the Dunnes. And in a way, it becomes more of a psychological horror story in its prolonged second half. The film also runs aground on its own key points. The characters’ susceptibility to illusion and delusion seems tailor-made for a Fincher movie, but Nick and Amy are obvious phonies right from the start, and the film never is able to make their story matter much. Cinemark 14 and Feather River Cinemas. Rated R —J.C.S.
See review this issue. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R —J.C.S.
Meet the Mormons
A Mormon church-produced documentary that follows the lives of six devout church members living in different parts of the world. Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG.
My Old Lady
Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline), a failed playwright with several divorces and no life savings, arrives in Paris to claim the house bequeathed to him by his late and not much loved father. There he finds Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), his father’s one-time mistress, still occupying the premises along with her sour-tempered adult daughter, Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas). Something like the French version of a reverse mortgage requires Mathias to let her have the run of the place even though he is now technically the owner. Legal niceties aside, the situation becomes the serio-comic occasion for a cross-
concludes with a burst of convoluted selfanalysis that makes little real sense. Duvall and Downey remain diligent pros throughout, as does Billy Bob Thornton in the role of the Downey character’s courtroom nemesis (and another of the film’s longtime grudge-holders). Vincent D’Onofrio and Jeremy Strong hold steady in the thankless roles of the long-suffering older brother and the mentally handicapped younger brother. Vera Farmiga is radiant in the otherwise loony role of Hank’s golden girl from high school days. Ω
generational settling (and renewal) of emotional accounts. For Mathias in particular but also for Chloé, it is a weirdly belated coming-of-age story. The script, adapted by writer-director Israel Horovitz, is a little creaky, but not so much that it spoils the pleasure these brief encounters with Kline, Scott Thomas and Smith, as well as the comic actor Dominique Pinon (Diva, Delicatessen, etc.) and the city of Paris. Pageant Theatre. Rated PG-13 —J.C.S.
The Skeleton Twins
The title characters are a semi-estranged brother and sister who plunge into a semi-farcical reunion after a string of personal crises and familial calamities. The skeleton part is mostly a matter of scripted symbolism. And, like the movie as a whole, that symbolism mixes cutesy sentiment with broad hints of gloom. What may matter most, however, is that the brother and sister are played by Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. Those two illustrious alums of Saturday Night Live are the most interesting and lively things in this sad little comedy/ drama. Unfortunately, that’s also a reflection on the mixed success of the entire production. It’s an effective showcase for two gifted and appealing performers, but the overall results are rather sketchy in terms of emotional and dramatic conviction. Pageant Theatre. Rated R —J.C.S.
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Cinemark 14 and Feather River Cinemas. Rated R.
Cinemark 14. Rated R —J.C.S.
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Cinemark 14. Rated PG-13.
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COLD BLUE MOUNTAIN ALBUM RELEASE: F, 10/17, 8pm. $7. Café Coda, 265 Humboldt Ave., (530) 566-9476, www.cafecoda.com.
FRIDAY MORNING JAZZ: A weekly morning jazz appointment with experimental local troupe Bogg. This week: a tribute to prog-rock. F, 11am. Free. Café Coda, 265 Humboldt Ave., (530) 566-9476, www.cafecoda.com.
talents in a 10-minute slot. First and Third Th of every month, 7pm. $1. Paradise Grange Hall, 5704 Chapel Dr. in Paradise, (530) 873-1370.
16THURSDAY AARON RICH & FRIENDS: Country music round-robin. Third and First Th of every month, 9pm. Free. Crazy Horse Saloon, 303 Main St., (530) 894-5408.
CHICO JAZZ COLLECTIVE: Thursday jazz.
Th, 8-11pm. Free. The DownLo, 319 Main St., (530) 892-2473.
COVE: Experimental garage folk from Sacramento, avant-indie, post-rock with Sama Dams, and locals Clouds on Strings. Th, 10/16, 8pm. $5-$10. 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, (530) 343-1973, www.1078gallery.org.
THE DIRTY HEADS: Hip-hop/ska from Huntington Beach. Rome of Sublime
fame opens. Th, 10/16, 8pm. $20. Senator Theatre, 517 Main St., (530) 898-1497, www.jmaxproductions.net.
HAPPY HOUR: Matt McBride Th, 10/16, 69pm. LaSalles, 229 Broadway, (530) 893-1891, www.lasallesbar.com.
JOHN SEID TRIO: John Seid, Larry Peterson, and Jack Lemley play and eclectic mix of The Beatles, blues and standards. Th, 10/16, 6-9pm. Grana, 198 E. Second St., (530) 809-2304.
OPEN MIC: Singers, poets and musicians welcome. Th, 7-10pm. Has Beans Internet Cafe & Galleria, 501 Main St., (530) 894-3033, www.hasbeans.com.
OPEN MIKEFULL: Open mic night to share your music, poetry, comedy, or other
17FRIDAY ACHILLES WHEEL: A high-energy roots and world music/rock band from Northern California, featuring numerous stringed instruments and a truck load of drums. Hosted by KZFR. F, 10/17, 7:30pm. $10. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St., (530) 894-1978.
ALLI BATTAGLIA AND THE MUSICAL BREWING CO.: Alli and company’s sound ranges from funky to folky, with elements of rock and the blues. Locals Maker’s Mile open. F, 10/17, 9pm. $5. Maltese Bar & Tap Room, 1600 Park Ave., (530) 343-4915.
BASSMINT: A (mostly) weekly electronic dance party with a rotating cast of local and regional DJs. Check with
HAPPY HOUR: Michael Bone. F, 10/17, 69pm. LaSalles, 229 Broadway, (530) 893-1891, www.lasallesbar.com.
IRISH-MUSIC HAPPY HOUR: A Chico tradition: Friday night happy hour with a traditional Irish music session by the Pub Scouts. This week they’re “going electric”. F, 4pm. $1. Duffy’s Tavern, 337 Main St., (530) 343-7718.
KALMIBA: A tribute to Earth Wind and
Fire. F, 10/17, 9:30pm. $5. Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co., 3 Alverda Dr. in Oroville, (530) 533-3885, www.feather fallscasino.com/brewing-co.
LIVE MUSIC: Into The Awakening. F, 10/17, 8pm. Seeva’s Pub, 6093 Lincoln Blv in Oroville.
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Cold Blue Mountain, the sludgy local quintet made up of Will McGahan, Sesar Sanchez, Brandon Squyres, Daniel Taylor and Adrian Hammons, celebrate the release of their new album, Old Blood, Friday, Oct. 17, at Cafe Coda. Though the album is apparently partly inspired by heavy themes like genocide, they’ve released a spectacular video of the ultimate backyard barbecue for the track “The Strongest Will,” showcasing the fact that these dudes are brutal with a sense of humor. Also playing are Armed for Apocalypse (just returning home from tour) and The Shimmies.
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18-instruments, harmonizing in three languages, and hot swing, jive n’ jazz, and folky-funk. F, 10/17, 7:30pm. $10$15. 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, (530) 343-1973, www.1078gallery.org.
by local country musicians Rich and Kendall. Sa, 5-9pm. Free. Scotty’s Landing, 12609 River Rd., (530) 7102020.
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18SATURDAY 80S NIGHT: Wear your best 80s attire and dance the night away. Sa, 8pm. LaSalles, 229 Broadway, (530) 893-1891, www.lasallesbar.com.
ALMOST TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH: Eight years, 10 years, who’s counting? A marathon of music from Severance Package, Icko Sicko, Born Into This, Strange Ones, Ryan MacDavid, Badger, Tri-Lateral Dirts Commission, Aberrance, and Witch Dick. Sa, 10/18, 7-11pm. $5. Monstros Pizza & Subs, 628 W. Sacramento Ave., (530) 345-7672.
up with Garrett Gray, Bradley Relf, and One-Up the Acoustic DJ on the outskirts of Chico with fire dancer and beverages. Sa, 10/18, 7pm. $8. Creekside Cantina, 1871 Skyway on Butte Creek off lower skyway, (805) 704-5693.
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funk, plus Jive Coulis. Sa, 10/18. Lost On Main, 319 Main St., (530) 891-1853.
WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK: Honkeytonk, swing blues and rockabily music. Sa, 10/18, 9:30pm. $5. Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co., 3 Alverda Dr. in Oroville, (530) 533-3885, www.feath erfallscasino.com/brewing-co.
19SUNDAY THE HOT SARDINES: Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso, and tie the whole thing together with a frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have The Hot Sardines. Su, 10/19, 7:30pm. $10-$30. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State, (530) 898-6333, www.csuchico.edu/upe/ performance/artists/HotSardines.html.
REGGAE NIGHT: Rise the Vibes with live DJs, pool, and shuffle board. This week: Jams from Rocker T out of the Bay Area. Su, 8pm-2am. Seeva’s Pub, 6093 Lincoln Blv in Oroville.
20MONDAY DEVENDRA BANHART: VenezuelanAmerican singer/songwriter performing avant-folk with Andy
21TUESDAY THE CAREY ROBINSON TRIO: Jazz trio. Tu, 6-9pm. Shenanigan’s, 3212 Esplanade, (530) 809-1088.
Freak-folk troubadour Devendra Banhart has long captured critics’ ears and hipsters’ hearts with his whimsical songwriting and gentle demeanor. As a bonafide avantgarde superstar who’s graced stages at the Coachella and Bonnaroo festivals, it’s a rare pleasure to have him stop in Chico to play the El Rey Theatre on Monday, Oct 20. Banhart will be playing with Andy Cabric of Vetiver.
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“Compassion,” the opening cut of Lucinda Williams’ new double-CD, is adapted from her father’s poem of the same name and, delivered with just her voice and simply strummed guitar, it provides the album’s theme. The 20 songs explore from many angles the power of compassion, or lack thereof, to illuminate the difficulties inherent in human nature. Fittingly, for exploring such an expansive topic, Williams gives the songs plenty of musical room to breathe. And her collaborating musicians—drummer Pete Thomas and bassist Davey Faragher (of Elvis Costello and the Imposters fame), as well as Ian McLagan of Faces—make the most of this freedom—providing each song a shine and deep groove to support those lyrics. Williams is a master (some might say perfectionist) at creating musical settings for her lyrics, and the voice that delivers those words, which often come in repeated, slightly varied phrases, is often affected with a slurred enunciation that on repeated listening emphasizes the battered but still loving heart that created them. As she sings in “Stowaway in Your Heart,” “I’m a stowaway in your heart … Thank you for giving me a place to keep my love.”
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October 16, 2014
FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2014 ARIES (March 21-April 19): New York
City’s Diamond District is home to more than 2,000 businesses that buy and sell jewelry. Throughout the years, many people have lost bits of treasure here. Valuable bits of gold and gems have fallen off broken necklaces, earrings, watches, and other accessories. Now an enterprising man named Raffi Stepnanian is cashing in. Using tweezers and a butter knife, he mines for the rich pickings that are packed in the mud of sidewalk cracks and gutters. “The percentage of gold out here on the street is greater than the amount of gold you would find in a mine,” he says. I’d love to see you get inspired by his efforts, Aries. Dig for treasure in unlikely places where no one else would deign to look.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 1987, a
college freshman named Mike Hayes was having trouble paying for his education at the University of Illinois. He appealed for help to the famous newspaper columnist Bob Greene, who asked each of his many readers to send Hayes a penny. The response was tidal. Although most of the ensuing donations were small, they added up to over $28,000—enough for Hayes to finance his degree. I encourage you to take a comparable approach in the coming weeks, Taurus: Ask for a little from a lot of different sources.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The word
“abracadabra” is a spell that stage magicians utter at the climax of their tricks: the catalyst that supposedly makes a rabbit materialize from a hat or an assistant disappear in a puff of smoke. There’s no real sorcery. It’s an illusion perpetrated by the magician’s hocus-pocus. But “abracadabra” has a less well-known history as an incantation used by real magicians to generate authentic wizardry. It can be traced back to Gnostic magi of the second century. They and their successors believed that merely speaking the word aloud evokes a potency not otherwise available. I invite you to experiment with this possibility, Gemini. Say “abracadabra” to boost your confidence and enhance your derring-do. You already have more power than usual to change things that have been resistant to change, and intoning some playfully ferocious “abracadabras” may put your efforts over the top.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): The
17th-century writer Rene Descartes is regarded as the father of modern philosophy and the founder of rationalism. His famous catchphrase is a centerpiece of the Western intellectual tradition: “I think, therefore I am.” Here’s what I find amusing and alarming about the man: He read almost nothing besides the Bible and the work of Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas. He said that classic literature was a waste of time. Is that who we want at the heart of our approach to understanding reality? I say no. In accordance with the astrological omens, I authorize you to instead adopt one or both of the following formulas: “I feel, therefore I am” or “I dream, therefore I am.”
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can’t give
what you don’t have. Here’s a corollary: You can sort of half-give what you half-have, but that may lead to messy complications and turn out to be worse than giving nothing at all. So here’s what I recommend: Devote yourself to acquiring a full supply of what you want to give. Be motivated by the frustration you feel at not being able to give it yet. Call on your stymied generosity to be the driving force that inspires you to get the missing magic. When you’ve finally got it, give it.
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that one of your allies or loved ones will get caught in his or her own trap. The way you respond will be crucial for how the rest of the story plays out. On the one hand, you shouldn’t climb into the trap with them and get tangled up in the snarl. On the other hand, it won’t serve your long-term interests to be cold and unhelpful. So what’s the best strategy? First, empathize with their pain, but don’t make it your own. Second, tell the blunt
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In 1936,
Libran author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the “crack-up” he had experienced years earlier. It included this tough realization: “I had been only a mediocre caretaker of most of the things left in my hands, even of my talent.” Let’s use this as a seed for your oracle. Have you been a good caretaker of your talent? Have you been a good caretaker for other things you are responsible for? Look within yourself and take inventory. If there’s anything lacking, now is an excellent time to raise your game. If you’re doing pretty well, reward yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): On a late
summer day in 1666, scientist Isaac Newton was sitting under an apple tree in his mother’s garden in Lincolnshire, England. An apple fell off a branch and plummeted to the ground. A half-century later, he told his biographer that this incident inspired him to formulate the theory of gravity. Fast forward to the year 2010. Astronaut Piers Sellers got on the space shuttle Atlantis carrying a piece of Newton’s apple tree. He took it with him as he escaped Earth’s gravity on his trip to the International Space Station. By my reading of the astrological omens, now would be an excellent time for you undertake a comparable gesture or ritual, Scorpio. With a flourish, update your relationship with an important point of origin.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Most birds don’t sing unless they are up high: either flying or perched somewhere off the ground. One species that isn’t subject to this limitation is the turnstone, a brightly mottled shorebird. As it strolls around beaches in search of food, it croons a tune that the Cornell Lab of Ornithology calls “a short, rattling chuckle.” In the coming weeks, this creature deserves to be your mascot—or your power animal, as they say in New Age circles. Why? I doubt that you will be soaring. You won’t be gazing down at the human comedy from a detached location high above the fray. But I expect you will be well-grounded and good-humored— holding your own with poise amidst the rough-and-tumble. As you ramble, sing freely!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Let’s discuss that thing you are eyeing and coveting and fantasizing about. My operative theory is that you can enjoy it without actually having it for your own. In fact, I think it will be best if you do enjoy it without possessing it. There’s an odd magic at play here. If this desired thing becomes a fixed part of your life, it may interfere with you attracting two future experiences that I regard as more essential to your development. My advice is to avoid getting attached to the pretty good X-factor so as to encourage the arrival and full bloom of two stellar X-factors.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way,” said philosopher Alan Watts. You have either recently made a personal discovery proving that this is true, or else you will soon do so. The brain-scrambling, heart-whirling events of recent weeks have blessed you with a host of shiny new questions. They are vibrant replacements for the tired old questions that have kept at least one of your oldest dilemmas locked in place.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “There
is for everyone some one scene, some one adventure, some one picture that is the image of his secret life,” said Irish poet William Butler Yeats. I invite you to identify that numinous presence, Pisces. And then I urge you to celebrate and cultivate it. Give special attention to it and pay tribute to it and shower love on it. Why? Because now is an excellent time to recognize how important your secret life is to you—and to make it come more fully alive than it has ever been.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as MOOD SWING WINES at 2 Heartwood Court Chico, CA 95928. MOLLIE MACARTHYOPENSHAW 2 Heartwood Court Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: MOLLIE OPENSHAW Dated: September 19, 2014 FBN NUmber: 2014-0001197 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as JUANMILLIONSALES.COM at 171 Ruiz Berry Creek CA, 95916. JUAN GONZALEZ 171 Ruiz Berry Creek, CA 95916. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JUAN P GONZALEZ JR Dated: September 19, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001195 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as HAIR TO STAY at 803 Glenn Street Chico, CA 95928. TAMRA JEAN KOBACK 803 Glenn Street Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: TAMRA KOBACK Dated: September 26, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001220 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as 2 BROTHERS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE at 363 Rio Lindo Ave #6 Chico, CA 95926. FIDEL TELLEZ 363 Rio Lindo Avenue #6 Chico, CA 95926. SHELLY LYNN TELLEZ 363 Rio Lindo Avenue #6 Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by A Married Couple. Signed: SHELLY TELLEZ FBN Number: 2014-0001161 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as HAL THRIFT SHOP at 611 Walnut St Chico, CA 95928. HUMAN ANIMAL LEAGUE 611 Walnut St Chico, CA 95928. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Signed: HELEN ANDERSON CFO Dated: September 16, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001190 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as PHILS HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING at 2896 2nd St Biggs, CA 95917. DIANE MARIE MABRAY 2896 2nd St Biggs, CA 95917. PHIL LEE MABRAY 2896 2nd St Biggs, CA 95917. This business is conducted by A Married Couple. Signed: DIANE MARIE MABRAY Dated: September 30, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001228 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as ARBORLOVE, RELENTLESS CHICO at 177 East 20th Street Chico, CA 95928. ANDREA ROTH 12738 Centerville Road Chico, CA 95928. MARC WESLEY 12738 Centerville Road Chico, CA 95928. SHUREE WESLEY 12378 Centerville Road Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by A General Partnership. Signed: SHUREE WESLEY Dated: August 29, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001135 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CHICO CLEANING COMPANY at 382 East 10th Ave Chico, CA 95926. DANNY LEE FLETCHER 382 East 10th Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: DAN FLETCHER Dated: October 1, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001234 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as ARTICULATE ENTERTAINMENT at 2811 Morseman Ave #6 Chico, CA 95973. GARY L WILLIAMS JR 2811 Morseman Ave #6 Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: GARY L. WILLIAMS JR Dated: September 5, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001159 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as EXCLUSIVE MOTOR SPORTS at 2961 Highway 32 #48 Chico, CA 92573. RECKON MANAGEMENT INC. 1201 North Orange Street #721 Wilmington, DE 19801 This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: MICHAEL CORREA, CEO Dated: October 1, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001232 Published: October 9,16,23,30, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as CLOUD 9 A SWEETWATER DAY SPA, CLOUD 9 DAY SPA, WELLWATER WELLNESS SPA at 260 Cohasset Road Suite 190 Chico, CA 95926. CHRISTAN NICOLE ALLISON 3070 Silverbell Road Chico, CA 95973. JUSTIN ALLISON 3070 Silverbell Road Chico, CA 95973. PATRICIA MARIAN THATCHER
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624 Larch Street Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by A General Partnership. Signed: PATRICIA M THATCHER Dated: October 10, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001273 Published: October 16,23,30, November 6, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as CALIFORNIA ONSITE WATER ASSOCIATION at 111 Mission Ranch Blvd, Suite 100 Chico, CA 95926. CALIFORNIA ON-SITE WASTEWATER ASSOCIATION 111 Mission Ranch Blvd, Suite 100 Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: STEPHEN BRANDS, JUNIOR TECH Dated: September 24, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001214 Published: October 16,23,30, November 6, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as AZTECAS VIDEO AND GROC at 324 Walnut Street, Suite A Chico, CA 95928. FRANCISCO J REYES 324 Walnut Street, Suite A Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: FRANCISCO J. REYES Dated: October 9, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001267 Published: October 16,23,30, November 6, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as C AND T’S BARGAIN MARKET at 2157 Pilsbury Road Chico, CA 95926. C AND T’S BARGAIN MARKET 4320 Earnscliff Ave. Fair Oaks, CA 95628. This business is conducted by A Corporation. Signed: CHRIS HOSTETTLER, PRESIDENT Dated: October 2, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001237 Published: October 16,23,30, November 6, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as K & K AUTOGISTICS LLC at 1624 10th Street Oroville, CA 95965. K & K AUTOGISTICS LLC 1624 10th Street Oroville, CA 95965. This business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company. Signed: ANGELA CLOSSON, OWNER Dated: September 30, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001227 Published: October 16,23,30, November 6, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as ON YOUR MARK MOBILE NOTARY SERVICES at 1212 Downing Avenue, Suite 2 Chico, CA 95926. ANGELA C. COOK 1212 Downing Avenue, Suite 2 Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ANGELA COOK Dated: September 23, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001206 Published: October 16,23,30, November 6, 2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as PAINTED CELLARS at 1751 Forty Niner Ct Chico, CA 95926. ERIKA NORIEGA
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100 Penzance Ave #31. Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ERIKA NORIEGA Dated: Semptember 2, 2014 FBN Number: 2014-0001141 Published: October 16,23,30, November 6, 2014
NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE DAISY E. CUNNINGHAM, aka DEE CUNNINGHAM To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DAISY E. CUNNINGHAM, aka DEE CUNNINGHAM A Petition for Probate has been filed by: KAREN BURDICK in the Superior Court of California, County of Butte. The Petition for Probate requests that: KAREN BURDICK be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codocils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: October 30, 2014 Time: 9:00a.m. Dept: TBA Address of the court: Superior Court of California County of Butte 655 Oleander Ave Chico, CA 95926. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repre- sentative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or per- sonal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and le- gal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: KAREN BURDICK P.O. Box 204 Forbestown, CA 95941. (530) 675-9676 Case Number: PR41195 Dated: September 26, 2014 Published: October 2,9,16, 2014
NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Pursuant to CA Business Code 21700, in lieu of rents due. The following units contain clothes, furniture, boxes, etc. Unit 322CC: JOSHUA SMALLEY - Misc Items (5x7) Unit 425ACC: VICKI TAM - Misc Items (4x5) Unit 476CC: DAVID DAVIS Misc Items (6x10) Contents to be sold to the highest bidder on: October 25, 2014 Beginning at 12:00pm Sale to be held at: 65 Heritage Lane Chico, CA 95926. Published: October 9,16, 2014
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE JACQUELINE RAUSCHER To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JACQUELINE RAUSCHER A Petition for Probate has been filed by: ROBIN LYNN MATSON in the Superior Court of California, County of Butte. The Petition for Probate requests that: ROBIN LYNN MATSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codocils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: November 6, 2014 Time: 9:00a.m. Dept: TBA Address of the court: Superior Court of California County of Butte 655 Oleander Ave Chico, CA 95926. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repre- sentative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or per- sonal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and le- gal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner:
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VANESSA J SUNDIN, SUNDIN LAW OFFICE 341 Broadway Street, Suite 302, Chico, CA 95928. (530) 342-2452 Case Number: PR41203 Published: October 16,23,30, 2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner EMILY DUONG filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: EMILY MARIE DUONG Proposed name: EMILY MARES THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the
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petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objec- tion that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: November 19, 2014 Time: 8:30am Dept: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 655 Oleander Ave. Chico, CA 95926 Signed: SANDRA L. MCLEAN Dated: September 11, 2014 Case Number: 162910 Published: October 2,9,16,23, 2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JESSICA RAE ELDREDGE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: RHYLAN JAMES ROBERTS Proposed name: RHYLAN JAMES ELDREDGE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objec- tion that includes the reasons for the objection at least two
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner STEPHEN WELLS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: STEPHEN WELLS Proposed name: SATYR STEPHEN WELLS THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objec- tion that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: November 19, 2014 Time: 8:30am Dept: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 655 Oleander Ave.
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Chico, CA 95926 Signed: ROBERT GLUSMAN Dated: September 29, 2014 Case Number: 163031 Published: October 9,16,23,30 2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CINDY PHELPS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: CINDY JO PHELPS Proposed name: CINDY JO MCKAY THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objec- tion that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: November 26, 2014 Time: 8:30am Dept: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 655 Oleander Ave. Chico, CA 95926 Signed: ROBERT GLUSMAN Dated: October 2, 2014 Case Number: 163033 Published: October 16,23,30 November 6, 2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner EMAN-H-AITA
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filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: EMAN-H-AITA Proposed name: HODA-DEE DEE-IBRAHAM THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objec- tion that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: November 19, 2014 Time: 8:30am Dept: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 655 Oleander Ave. Chico, CA 95926 Signed: SANDRA L. MCLEAN Dated: September 30, 2014 Case Number: 163034 Published: October 16,23,30 November 6, 2014
you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make or- ders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp) at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. The name and address of the court are: Butte County Superior Court One Court Street Oroville, CA 95965 The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: JEFF W. LALONDE 544 Jackson St. Gridley, CA 95948 AFFORDABLE DOCUMENTS 1751 Oro Dam Blvd. #4 Oroville, CA 95966 (530) 534-7777 LDA #11 Signed: KIMBERLY FLENER Dated: May 8, 2014 Case Number: FL-045636 Published: September 25, October 2,9,16 2014
SUMMONS NOTICE TO RESPONDENT JOANNE LALONDE You are being sued by plaintiff: JEFF W. LALONDE You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect
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American Story I went to the memorial service for Ed Galvez, a friend and colleague in real estate. Ed was incredibly knowledgeable about real estate, particularly new-home construction, and was the go-to guy whenever anyone had a question about building and developing homes. I knew Ed was an Ecuadorian immigrant, but I didn’t know until I learned it at the memorial that he was a true American Story. “He was fearless,” Ed’s brother said. “He started with nothing.” Ed came alone to the United States from Ecuador in the late 1950s when he was 17 years old, with nothing to his name. He landed a job at the Crown Plaza Hotel and was sweeping the floors there after a big New Year’s Eve celebration when he decided it was time for something better, maybe California. He stepped off the train at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, still with nothing, when a stranger approached him and offered a job and a room. Thus began Ed’s career as a ditch-digger. He took the dangerous jobs, like digging under tunnels, for more pay. Ed put himself into school, learned English, got a U.S. high school diploma, and went to college. He married and had two kids. He was a whiz with numbers, and got a job in the accounting department at a clothing
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(530) 877-6244 NorthStateHomes.com 7020 Skyway Paradise, CA 95969 October 16, 2014
Brandon Siewert (530) 894-4581 Debbie Brodie (530) 894-4511 Garrett French (530) 571-7790 Joyce Turner (530) 571-7719
Frank Condon (530) 899-5945 John Wallace (530) 894-4514
Anita Miller (530) 321-1174
Brandi Laffins (530) 899-5920
Chris Martinez (530) 571-7712
Emmett Jacobi (530) 899-5996 John Spain (530) 899-5933
CJ Catrambone (530) 894-4509
Bob Sereda (530) 899-7400
Carolyn Fejes (530) 899-5938
Effie Khaki (530) 899-5915 Jim Aguilar (530) 899-5927
Erin Schmidt (530) 894-4583
Becky Williams (530) 899-5936
Carol Roniss (530) 894-4516
Daniel Thorup (530)899-5960 Ian Anderson (530)899-5963
Johnny Klinger (530) 571-7722
Annie Foster (530) 899-5952
Brian Bernedo (530) 571-7712
Justin Jewett (530) 899-5959 Transaction Coordinator
Heather DeLuca (530) 899-5949
Doug Love (530) 899-5918 Sales Manager
Dan Jacuzzi Broker/Owner
Ashley Wallace Office Admin LaReina Bill Office Admin
Shelinda Bryant (530) 571-7725 Assistant Sales Manager Yvonne Carroll Office Manager
Open Houses & Listings are online at: www.century21JeffriesLydon.com DOWNTOWN AREA
2714 NORTH AVE
4156 Spyglass Beautiful 5 bd, 3 ba w/ possible in-law quarters, 3 car garage w/ RV parking.
2 bedroom, 1 1/2baths, over 1,200 sq ft., home with a fresh remodel. Has the option of 2 more bedrooms. Rents have been $1,500 in the past. All for only $199,900
Specializing in Residental Real Estate.
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Steve Kasprzyk (Kas-per-zik) (530) 518–4850
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Sponsored by Century 21 Jeffries Lydon
856 Whispering Winds Ln 166 Lazy S Ln 46 Old Chico Way 7 Catalina Point Rd 1054 Gateway Ln 1651 Albion Ct 2590 Kennedy Ave 427 Juniper St 1580 Borman Way 1708 Magnolia Ave 15269 Meridian Rd
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$824,000.00 $660,000.00 $555,000.00 $535,000.00 $348,000.00 $334,000.00 $323,000.00 $315,000.00 $300,000.00 $294,000.00 $290,000.00
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3067 3044 2535 3073 2060 2194 1410 1670 1596 1932 2640
229 W 21st St 37 El Cerrito Dr 964 Karen Dr 1620 Sheridan Ave 1020 Rushmore Ave 22 El Cerrito Dr 375 W Lassen Ave 9 666 E 20th St 1412 Palm Ave 1506 Mulberry St 1855 Butte Lodge Ct
70 CN&R October 16, 2014
Two for the price of one!! Very clean home close to schools & shopping with 2396 sq ft . Main house features 4 bd/ 3 ba w/ office and 1,626 sqft. Detached 1bd/1ba cottage is 770 sqft. Come take a look!
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$250,000.00 $220,000.00 $219,000.00 $205,000.00 $202,000.00 $190,000.00 $181,000.00 $155,000.00 $150,000.00 $139,500.00 $607,727.27
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1453 1603 1669 1246 1039 1056 1500 1021 714 1110 3468
AMBER GROVE SOsqLftD$295,000 • 3 bd/ 2 ba 1684 EL PASO G
BIG CHICO CREEK ESTATES
5 bedroom, 2 bath
Alice Zeissler | 530.518.1872
Layne Diestel (530) 894-4502 Patty Rough (530) 899-5929
Marc Shapiro (530)899-5951
Alice Zeissler (530) 899-5955
Rita Dane (530)894-4515 Shane Collins (530) 571-7716
Amy Bean (530)894-4551
Sandy Stoner (530) 899-5950 Dennis Louber (530) 571-7795
Gee Singh (530) 899-5957
Sandra Grill (530) 894-4529 Teresa Larson (530) 899-5925
Nate Smith (530) 899-5912
Nicholas Zeissler (530) 571-7787
Jennifer Steele (530)894-4503
Kristin Ford (530) 899-5934
Kimberley Tonge (530) 899-5964 Steve Laird (530)894-4526
4 bedroom, 3.5 bath on an acre
ENDIN • 1600 sq ftP$225,000
KIMBERLEY TONGE | (530) 518-5508
Summer Hughes (530) 899-5931
Ronnie Owen (530) 571-7720 Steve Kasprzyk (530) 899-5932
Morgan Berry (530)894-4504
Ron Kelly (530) 899-5941 Sherry Landis (530) 899-5922
PEN ONLY $259,00 plus RV parking
• Estated 4 bd/ 3 ba, 3352 sq ft $444,000 • Darling 2bd/2ba LD $204,000 SObungalow,
Michael Prezioso (530) 894-4528
Kathy Kelly (530) 899-5939
Mark Reaman (530) 899-5962
Traci Cooper (530)899-5937 Paul Champlin (530) 571-7714 Sherrie O’Hearn (530) 571-7718
Lindsey Ginno (530) 894-4510 Kim Finlan (530) 894-4507 Laura Willman (530) 899-5969
• 1984 sq ft, 4/2 extra large garage DING
Vintage 2 bd/1 ba, 893 sq ft, large lot $179,900
Near Canyon Oaks, 4bd/3ba, 2,456 sq ft POOL $489,900
Incredible 6.23 acres on the creek at Butte Creek Canyon. 2 bd/2 ba plus office, 2,016 sq ft. $525,000
18 acres, forest, 1,550 sq ft home, cash only $225,000
Building lot, .91 acre, nice area of homes $164,900 Gated community, lovely 2,531 sq ft with VIEW! $438,900
View, Butte Creek Canyon, 3,114 sq ft, 4bd/4ba, 1.75 acres $590,000
Bidwell Park! 1.13 acres, 4 bd/3 ba, 2,364 sq ft $465,000
Stunning park like 1.13 acres, 3bd/2ba, 1,999 sq ft $435,000
Canyon Oaks, quality 3,792 sq ft, 1 acre $699,000
Updated beautifully, lake property, 4 bd/3 ba, 2,165 sq ft $449,900
Teresa Larson • (530)899-5925
Teresa Larson • (530)899-5925
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The following houses were sold in Butte County by real estate agents or private parties during the week of September 29, 2014 – October 3, 2014. The housing prices are based on the stated documentary transfer tax of the parcel and may not necessarily reflect the actual sale price of the home. ADDRESS 77 Archer Ave 1120 Van De Mark Ct 280 Randolph Ave 6200 Kilgord Ct 14474 Carnegie Rd 81 Gopher Rd 12 Gleness Dr 4884 Seacrest Dr 98 Patenaude Ct 395 Canyon Dr 417 Lodgeview Dr
Gridley Gridley Gridley Magalia Magalia Oroville Oroville Oroville Oroville Oroville Oroville
$241,000.00 $210,000.00 $141,000.00 $230,000.00 $140,000.00 $400,000.00 $305,000.00 $215,000.00 $185,000.00 $165,000.00 $150,000.00
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2144 1518 1062 2511 1873 2266 2179 1704 1404 1200 1620
835 Feather Ave 2038 Fogg Ave 37 Greenbush Rd 3383 Morningside Dr 988 Wagstaff Rd 401 Green Oaks Dr 1676 Mulberry Ln 6634 Dolores Dr 500 Saticoy Ln 5860 Nielsen Dr 6665 Fuhrmann Dr
Oroville Oroville Oroville Oroville Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise Paradise
$148,000.00 $140,000.00 $140,000.00 $111,500.00 $286,000.00 $228,000.00 $200,000.00 $175,000.00 $157,000.00 $155,000.00 $120,000.00
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1429 1294 728 1569 2058 1932 1296 1148 1189 1400 720
October 16, 2014
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