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Farms, fertilizers and smog Residents of California’s Central Valley, and particularly its farmers, got
some bad news recently. In late January, a study done by UC Davis scientists and published in the journal Science Advances reported that farm soils fertilized with nitrogen are the source of about 40 percent of the nitrogen oxides emissions in California. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are the main ingredient in smog and contribute to damaging health effects, such as heart disease, asthma and other respiratory issues. According to a UC Davis article written by Kat Kerlin, the World Health Organization estimates air pollution causes one in eight deaths worldwide. Fifty years ago, NOx affected mostly urban areas with lots of cars, such as Los Angeles. The advent of catalytic converters dramatically reduced smog levels there, and today the worst air pollution is found in rural areas such as the Central Valley, and particularly in its poorest communities. “Since this source of NOx can remain local, largely in rural farming communities, we need to develop a kind of ‘catalytic converter’ for soils and farms,” senior author Ben Houlton, a professor with the UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, told Kerlin. Studies have shown that current fertilizing methods are inefficient and leave as much as half of the nitrogen in the soil, from which it is released as NOx. As the UC Davis study suggests, however, there are a number of practical steps growers can take to make nitrogen uptake more efficient, such as using slow-release fertilizers; fostering healthy soils that restore carbon; and the use of precision agricultural practices, particularly in perennial crops such as almonds. We encourage local agriculturalists to commit themselves to lowering NOx levels by working with agricultural scientists to improve fertilizer management. The alternative is to wait until the government steps in to mandate pollution reductions, and nobody wants that to happen. □
Support the fight of their lives fed up with the inaction of adults in reining Tin are the carnage of gun violence. They remember
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the inaction after the massacre of small children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They’re savvy, they’re passionate, and they’re resolute: this time around they are determined to lead the revolt against the continuous slaughter by gun violence. They are organizing a March 14 nationwide 17-minute school walkout, and a March 24 march on Washington, D.C. They are simply asking for sensible by gun safety legislation. They will Roger S. Beadle use social media to mobilize, and The author is a their collective voice to ignite chico State alum and former smallaction. They know they pay the business owner. price for decisions or lack thereof fostered by adults. A look at history shows youths paved the way for meaningful change. In 1955, in Montgomery, Ala., 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a bus and was arrested. In 1958,
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it was an 8-year-old girl who suggested a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in Oklahoma. The Birmingham Children’s Crusade of 1963 became the defining moment in the civil rights movement. Students helped lead the protests against the oneparty government of Czechoslovakia, and drove the Arab Spring protests that toppled dictatorships in Egypt and Tunisia. It was high school and college students who led protests that helped end the Vietnam War. Social media is swamped with hateful opinions. Tweets charge student leaders of being left-wing actors, children of Trump haters. In Texas, a school district superintendent has declared students will be suspended if they cause any disruptions by protesting gun violence. Here in Chico, a member of the board of education suggested that students might want to consider staging their walkout during lunchtime or after school, which would have little or no impact. The Women’s March organizers have pledged their support. What the students are desperate for is backed by a majority of Americans. Their attitude is they have nothing left to lose because they just lost best friends and beloved teachers. Give them your support. It won’t kill you. □
Severe disruptions coming While the Trump Follies distract us, the planet’s climate continues to
change in a way that eventually will make the current occupant of the White House seem like only a bump in the road. According to the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which is published by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization’s Global Atmosphere Watch program, globally averaged carbon dioxide concentrations increased from 400 parts per million in 2015 to 403.3 ppm in 2016. For those who say that doesn’t seem like much, look at it this way: The 2016 figure is the highest global CO2 level in approximately 3 million to 5 million years. That would place it, writes Jessica Corbett for the online news source Common Dreams, during the Pliocene epoch, when the global temperature was up to 3°C warmer, and due to melting ice sheets sea level was about 66 feet higher than it is today. The bulletin warns that today’s global CO2 concentrations, which are 145 percent of levels before 1750, likely will have a notable impact on global climate systems and cause “severe ecological and economic disruptions.” We’re already seeing some of those disruptions, in the form of extreme weather events and the millions of people displaced because of droughts and floods, especially in poorer nations. It will only get worse as whole regions, such as the Middle East and northern Africa, become inhospitable, forcing people to flee to liveable areas, where they often aren’t welcome. We have the tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “What we need now,” says Erik Solheim, head of U.N. Environment, “is global political will and a new sense of urgency.” □
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hank and Jessie Enjoy this column from last winter, as the author is out sick. I’ll do just about anything for my son, Henry. I was reminded of that during a bike ride to Bidwell Park after a recent big storm, the one that flooded the banks of Big Chico Creek and downed that giant 80-year-old oak tree on the north side of Sycamore Pool. That day, my husband and I, with 5-year-old Henry in tow, bundled up and, like others suffering from cabin fever, set out to survey the scene. By then, the water had receded to just below the edge of the pool. Hank had brought with him Jessie from the Toy Story franchise. She’s the cute, red-headed yodeling cowgirl doll—pull her string and she says things like, “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!” and “Yodelaheehoo!” I’d purchased Jessie the previous day and Henry seemed pretty enamored with her. That’s why I was surprised when he hurled her into the raging water, right where the creek ends and the pool begins. You’ve got to be kidding me, I thought to myself as I turned to my husband and he turned to our son, whose face instantly told us that he regretted his compulsion to see if she could swim. Turns out Jessie’s a floater. Seconds after she started bobbing downstream, I dropped my bike to the ground and started sprinting. I was wearing boots that are better suited for horseback riding, and I’m completely out of shape, but somehow I caught up with her in a flash. Problem is, she’d drifted just out of arm’s reach. I had to make a split-second decision—was I willing to get into the frigid, swiftmoving water to save a doll? I was, so long as I could hang on to one of the ladder rails. So, I ran ahead of Jessie, threw my gloves to the ground and prepared to hop in at some stairs about midway down the pool. Behind me, on a bench, a young couple watched me react as Jessie floated to the center. Moments later, a glimmer of hope emerged. The rapids started pushing her back toward the edge—yet not quite within reach. I need something to grab her with, I thought. I ran up the bank to some of the branches and twigs left over from the flooding. The sturdiest one gave me an extension of an extra arm’s length. By the time I turned around, Jessie was getting close to the end of the pool. If she went over the dam, that’d be all she wrote. She’d wind up snagged out of sight or maybe even make it to the Sacramento River. A little girl, probably a year or so older than Henry, gasped when she saw the recognizable doll bobbing along. “It’s Jessie,” she lamented to her father. They froze in suspense after I sprinted past; a few others looked down from the footbridge feet away. I got ahead of the doll by about 10 feet, dropped to my belly on the cold concrete, chest over the water with arm and stick outstretched. The moment of truth …. Got her! Crisis averted. Henry didn’t get Jessie back that day. I put her in a cup holder on the ride home. After she dripped dry in the shower, I pulled her string. Her response: “Yeehaw! I’m so happy you’re my friend.”
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Preserve our rights Re: “The tyranny of the NRA” (Guest comment, by Jaime O’Neill, March 1): Jaime O’Neill’s guest comment having to do with the NRA and gun rights is one of the most specious arguments I have read of late on gun violence. First of all, Jaime, if it weren’t for American citizens arming themselves, our country would not exist in the first place. Gun ownership, like freedom of press and our other constitutional rights all serve one main function—to deter tyranny by a centralized government. Yes, Jaime, that very government that you fear and deride in every one of your writings. Trump, Obama, Bushes or Clintons, as much as they would like to have unrestrained power, are being kept in check at all times as long as our rights are preserved. Leftists, like Hitler’s ilk, preached your same anti-gun rhetoric and we all know how that ended up. If anyone suggested screening violent movies and video games for their propensity to cause violence, you’d scream “free speech!” and claim media has no influence. Also, admit that teachers, like you, indoctrinate our youth with their liberal agenda as much as teach these days, preaching hate and demanding parents not discipline children. Now look what’s happened! Garry Cooper Durham
Sticky Second Amendment In United States v. Miller, decided in 1939, the court unanimously held that Congress could prohibit the possession of a sawed-off shotgun because that sort of weapon had no reasonable relation to the preservation or efficiency of a “well regulated Militia.” John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. In his book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, he writes that five words should be added to the Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.” He goes on to say, “The amendment certainly would not silence the powerful voice of the gun lobby; it would merely eliminate its LETTERS c o n t i n u e d
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poor word choice when I wrote, “Truly uniting would necessitate that Democrats stop emphasizing and dividing people by their specialness, be it sexual, racial or religious, and embracing with compassion our common humanity.” The idea I was trying to communicate, is that real progressive Democrats need to be inclusive, looking for and emphasizing what the “usual Democratic base” and Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” have in common, their human needs for affordable health care and education, jobs and respect. The logo of the local Mobilize group, having symbols for the usual special groups, but leaving out symbols for male and Christian, typifies a Democratic approach. With inequality at levels unseen since the 1920s, it is time for the bottom 90 percent to unite. With such unity, there could be real change. Greater inequality worldwide is leading to the rise of new leaders: Jeremy Corbyn in Great Britain, Lopez Obrador in Mexico, and two populist parties just won the most votes in Italy. Hopefully Bernie Sanders will win here in 2020! The establishment worldwide denigrates populism. They are scared of government by the people and for the people. Probably they will blame Russian meddling. Lucy Cooke Butte Valley
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Just because BHS says something over and over doesn’t make it true. —Karen holcomb
A few on animal services There have been countless letters attesting to the abilities of the Chico Animal Shelter in the papers lately. The topic at hand is whether or not the city should continue to run the shelter as is. There have also been letters in support of Butte Humane Society running the shelter … from its own board members. No letters from other animal rescue groups or nonprofits, no letters from members of the community, just its own board members. Even a former board member of BHS wrote a letter that said BHS is not ready to run the shelter. BHS hasn’t run the animal shelter since 2012. Since then they have had countless staff changes and turnover and are currently staffed with employees that have no shelter experience or knowledge. When BHS ran the shelter before, even with staff with shelter experience, they ran it poorly. At this point, BHS is inexperienced and underqualified to handle the intake of the city’s stray and unwanted animals. How can we expect them to know what to do now? The city should keep things the way they are, with qualified staff and superior animal care. Sarah Downs Chico
So far, we’ve heard from six of the 11 BHS board members, plus a previous board member, and it’s clear they are completely out of touch. Although they say BHS is transparent, there are no statistics posted on their website. How many animals do they take in and how many are euthanized? Why don’t they list their five highest paid staff and their salaries on their 990s, as required? They talk about redundancy, but do not understand city services. Starting with Animal Control, which BHS has never done, and is not prepared to take on. The only thing BHS does that the city does
is adoptions. So who is actually redundant? They claim not to receive government funding. They have in the past, and currently the city is subsidizing their adoption program by providing staff to feed and clean up after their adoptable dogs, and providing food and cleaning supplies, while BHS keeps the (much higher than the city’s) adoption fees! Having the city do all of the adoptions would actually increase revenue for the city (and make it more affordable to adopt). Just because BHS says something over and over doesn’t make it true. Karen Holcomb Chico
Importance of the Esplanade House In the past few months, nearly 700 community members have signed a petition on Change.org requesting that the board of the Community Action Agency of Butte County evaluate issues that have been identified, particularly those relating to the mismanagement of the Esplanade House. The petition requested that the board conduct independent compliance and financial audits, as well as evaluate personnel and program concerns. With homelessness and opiate abuse on the rise in Chico, the Esplanade House remains one of the few viable local resources for families. Protecting the facility, and perhaps more importantly, the programs, is paramount. As we prepare to print and deliver the petition to the CAA board, we wanted to take a moment to thank the community for recognizing the value and importance of the Esplanade House programs, and stepping up to help protect their long-term viability. We hope that the board will finally acknowledge the seriousness of these issues and take action. Angela McLaughlin Chico
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The office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will be reviewing the “facts and circumstances” in the shooting death of Tyler Rushing last summer, according to a letter to his father, Scott, dated Feb. 20 and signed by Supervising Deputy Attorney General Michael Canzoneri. The letter says the state office will review the evidence and District Attorney Mike Ramsey’s conclusion that no criminal charges should be filed against officers involved. Rushing died after being shot by private security guard Edgar Sanchez, who was responding to an alarm at a title company in downtown Chico. During a standoff, a wounded Rushing attacked Chico police officers and was shot twice by then-Chico Sgt. Scott Ruppel. Rushing’s parents filed claims with the city and county for damages. Both were denied.
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Panel votes to put resolution to counter prison realignment on this year’s ballot
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In each instance, she called the police; sometimes the thief was story and caught, sometimes not, photo by Ashiah Scharaga but there was one commonality: the thieves as h i a h s @ never faced meaningful n ew srev i ew. c o m consequences. Esteo was speaking to the members of the Chico City Council during its regular Tuesday meeting on an agenda item regarding a statewide issue: a resolution supporting the placement of the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act on this year’s general election ballot. Ten speakers took to the lectern, most voicing support. The unanimous vote by the council to add the act to this year’s ballot was met with loud applause. The act aims to alter certain provisions put in place by prison realignment laws such as Assembly Bill 109 and Propositions 47 and 57. It would restrict parole for nonviolent offenders, authorize felony sentences for offenses currently treated as misdemeanors—including theft of items valued between $250 and $950— and require people convicted of some misdemeanors to submit DNA samples to the state. Esteo, a member of newly formed community watchdog group Chico First, said these laws have “emboldened repeated
criminal behavior.” The group rallied to advocate for the act before the council. From Chico Police Chief Mike O’Brien’s perspective, the laws, which he’s often called the “three-headed monster,” have “really impacted safety in our community.” “This is the first initiative I’ve seen that starts to slow that impact down in a moderate way,” he told the council. The latest statistics on local crime from Chico PD show that only vehicle theft and arson increased between 2015 to 2016. Burglary and larceny cases declined and total property crimes decreased by 3 percent. Last year, O’Brien speculated the statistics had yet to reflect the impact of those laws, and could be indicative of the council’s support of the department and increasing of police staffing. Recently, the police department partnered with the Chico Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Chico Business Association to launch a retail watch program to combat shoplifting. The program came about from meetings in which retailers shared how much they’ve been losing lately from theft, with some businesses reporting losses of up to $250,000 per year from shoplifting alone. David Halimi, a local downtown business owner, shared that the amount of theft he has experienced is enough to fund the salary of a full-time employee. Citizens are doing their part with programs like the downtown property-based improvement
district, he told the council, and now it’s time for the government to do its part in supporting such a resolution. According to the initiative’s text, theft has been a statewide issue: between 2014 and 2016, California had the second highest increase in theft and property crimes in the U.S. According to the California Department of Justice, the value of property stolen in 2015 was $2.5 billion, an increase of 13 percent over 2014. Councilman Mark Sorensen said the initiative addresses “erosion” from those laws that “absolutely needs to be undone.” Once the initiative reaches the ballot, there may be some things that Councilman Karl Ory said he, and citizens, may or may not agree with. However, he supported the recommendation to add it because of his faith in the police chief. Another issue the act aims to address is violent crime. Though violent crime (homicide, robbery, rape and assault) in Chico decreased 16 percent from 2015 to 2016, the state has seen an uptick of nearly 13 percent the past two years, according to the California Department of Justice. Though the rate of 174,701 incidents per 100,000 population reported last year isn’t even close to the peak of 345,508 reported in 1992. Councilman Andrew Coolidge said not listing child trafficking, rape of an unconscious person, felony domestic violence and felony assault with a deadly weapon as violent crimes is “absolutely atrocious.”
Ken Fleming addresses the City Council on Tuesday (March 6) in the Old Municipal Building, where meetings are taking place while technology upgrades are underway in the City Council Chambers.
These laws, he added, have “declared open season” on citizens and businesses. Some in the audience still weren’t convinced that the initiative is the right approach, however. Ken Fleming, who has a background in behavioral health administration, said the war on drugs was a colossal, political public policy failure. The nation has built prisons for years and it has not worked—people are still mentally ill and living on the streets. “Going back to the original solution, sending them back to prison some more, is not going to work,” he said. “I appreciate what you are attempting to do here, but it will not work, has not worked. We have to have housing. Go talk to the county and say to them, ‘Support mental health services.’” Regular council attendee Benson commented that the laws were created to address prison overcrowding and a lack of mental health care. This initiative doesn’t address the root problem: crime is best minimized with education, he said, and that’s where funding should be directed. Vice Mayor Reanette Fillmer said she agreed mental health is an issue, but unfortunately, the state government has not recognized that. The city has taken a step forward by having a mental health services team work with the Chico Police Department. According to an initiative summary for the act prepared by the California attorney general, if it passes, there likely would be tens of millions of dollars of increased correctional costs annually, court costs would increase a few million dollars per year and law enforcement costs would go up, not likely more than a couple million dollars per year. In other news: The City Council approved
a $300,000 per year program to repair city sidewalks, which, in most cases, are damaged by city street trees, according to Erik Gustafson, public works director-operations and maintenance. Rather than placing the burden of half or all of the costs onto property owners, the city opted to assume the full cost and liability. Other cities that have chosen programs like this include San Luis Obispo, Fresno and Roseville. It was unanimously approved, with Sorensen absent, having left partway through the meeting. □
Marching on Nonprofit notches another win in long battle to protect North State water ight years ago, Barbara Vlamis launched AquAlliance, a Chico-based nonprofit that, Eaccording to its website, “formed to chal-
lenge threats to the hydrologic health of the northern Sacramento River watershed.” Vlamis, who’d spent the previous 17 years as executive director of the Butte Environmental Council, opened the doors Jan. 5, 2010. She closed them on Jan. 6. No, AquAlliance didn’t fold in 24 hours. Quite the opposite: She found herself with more work than she could handle. In those first 24 hours, Vlamis learned that the federal Bureau of Reclamation had just released an environmental review for a two-year water transfer—the process by which rights-holders to surface water (such as Sacramento River flow) can sell that water, with the option to meet their own needs via groundwater (underground flow, pumped through wells). She had just 10 days to submit comments. “We blasted them,” Vlamis told the CN&R this week. “We found an attorney who would take this case on, pro bono, and we sued them. And, in this case, this is where the bureau finally acknowledged they have to do more robust environmental review.” Apparently not “robust” enough: AquAlliance has sued the Bureau of Reclamation again over environmentalimpact reporting, this time for a 10-year water transfer. That suit also names the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority— designated as the state’s lead agency for the proceedings. (Vlamis said her team chal-
lenged that designation in court, and lost.) AquAlliance rallied the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance and Delta water districts as lawsuit partners. They filed in May 2015; their case went to District Court Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno. Last month, O’Neill released a 133-page ruling mostly in favor of AquAlliance, essentially ordering the bureau and water agency to beef up their review. Deeming the environmental reports “at least in some part unlawful,” the judge set a March 16 deadline for response. Erin Curtis, the bureau’s Mid-Pacific Region spokeswoman, told the CN&R that “we are planning to come back to the judge with our plan of how we will address the issues identified with the [environmental review].” Jon Rubin, interim executive director of the water authority, did not respond to a request for comment. Vlamis’ concern about water transfers traces
to 1994. Districts in the North State had been selling surface water and substituting ground water—“pretty much off the radar of everybody,” she said. That year, the volume reached over 100,000 acre-feet from southern
SIFT ER Top threats Americans see North Korea as the “greatest U.S. enemy,” according to a recent Gallup poll. Heated exchanges between President Trump and Kim Jong Un appear to have exacerbated this, as the percentage of respondents citing North Korea climbed from 10 percent in 2012 to 51 percent today. However, the concern about the country’s development of nuclear weapons precedes the Trump administration, hovering at around 83 percent for the past five years. Cyberterrorism also tops the list of things Americans consider a critical threat to the U.S., at 81 percent. Here are other highlights: • Less than half of Americans are concerned about the economic power of China, large numbers of immigrants entering the United States and the conflict between Israel and Palestine. • Partisanship affects these views, particularly with immigration. Sixty-five percent of Republicans consider large numbers entering the U.S. as a critical threat, compared with 16 percent of Democrats. • Gallup has asked about potential threats to the U.S. seven times since 2004. In each, terrorism or the development of nuclear weapons by a country at odds with America has been named at least one of the critical threats.
AquAlliance’s Barbara Vlamis has worried about the North State drying up since the 1990s. PHOTO BY EVAN TUCHINSKY
Butte County districts and rice farmers. Whether from drought or the additional tapping, if not both, groundwater levels dropped. North Valley orchards felt the impact first, then homes with shallower wells. Vlamis refers to those water transfers as “the big experiment that didn’t work” because of the collateral impacts. People adversely affected approached her, while with BEC. Farmers remain staunch supporters, now backing her work with AquAlliance. The original two-year transfer she fought never took place. The plan drew local outcry, with 200 people packing the Chico Masonic Lodge for a public meeting (see “Water worries,” Newslines, Jan. 13, 2011). Looking back, Vlamis called the turnout “a dynamic expression of this region’s upset.” The 10-year transfer plan spurred action because she and AquAlliance partners felt the environmental review fell short in disclosure, analysis and mitigation. In other words, the bureau and water agency did not offer enough specific information on impacts and how to offset impacts, primarily in three regards: climate change, groundwater and the giant garter snake. Should the agencies appeal O’Neill’s ruling, Vlamis said she and her lawsuit allies already have half the funds needed; they’ll raise the other half. “What does this [litigation] mean and do for people of the North State? It slows this nefarious process down,” she said, “and it will force the agencies to face what we’ve literally been trying to tell them since 1994; that you can’t extract massive amounts of water from some place and not hurt other people and the environment.” —EVAN TUCHINSKY eva ntu c h insk y @ newsr ev iew.c o m
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No more ‘us vs. them’ Incoming California Senate leader vows to end culture of one-upmanship with Assembly after her election to the Assembly in 2010, Democrat STonihortly Atkins of San Diego came to
Sacramento for a new lawmakers’ orientation. She’s never forgotten the adage imparted by a veteran lawmaker: “The Republicans are our opponents. But the Senate is our enemy.” Those words reflect a reality that is entrenched for Capitol insiders, yet almost invisible to the outside world: The two houses of the Legislature are long-standing rivals. Yes, the Senate and Assembly are both ruled by Democrats. And yes, the two chambers must cooperate to pass any new laws. But that hasn’t stopped a culture of one-upmanship for decades. The result can be substantive—feuding houses kill each other’s bills—or petty—the Assembly and Senate once broke for summer recess on different weeks because their leaders couldn’t agree on the calendar. Now Atkins is set to make history as the first person in more than
100 years to lead both houses of the Legislature—something only two other people have done, both during California’s early years of statehood. She was Assembly speaker from 2014 to 2016, and becomes Senate leader on March 21—also becoming the first woman and first openly gay person to lead the upper house. While no one expects her tenure to erase the Legislature’s deep rivalries, Atkins is well-positioned to tamp them down. She’s taking the Senate reins just as changes to term limits have begun to silo legislators in each house. Previously, many lawmakers moved between the Assembly and Senate as their terms expired. Now that they can seek re-election in the same house for up to 12 years, they’re more inclined to stay put. “If anybody can bridge that gap, it’s her,” said Democratic political consultant Steve Maviglio, who saw the Legislature’s rivalries up close as an aide to former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez.
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“She understands the dynamics of the Assembly … She has years of cat-herding experience,” he said. “But most importantly, she has a relationship with the speaker.” Most recent Senate and Assembly
leaders emerged from separate spheres of power, with little prior rapport. But Atkins and current Speaker Anthony Rendon were Assembly colleagues for four years. They worked together closely to craft a $7.5 billion water bond in 2014, an effort that required navigating an array of geographic and political interests to create a bipartisan plan. Along the way, Rendon said he came to appreciate Atkins’ thoughtful style, as well as her love for Southern literature and college basketball. When she ran for Senate in 2016, she passed the speakership to him. “We worked really well together,” Rendon said. “She was someone I leaned on, when I got to Sacramento, for advice and for help.” The water bond was one of her key accomplishments as speaker during a tenure otherwise plagued by frequent rebellion within her ranks. Atkins couldn’t achieve her own priority in 2015: to fund affordable housing development via a new fee to some real estate transactions (she persisted as a senator and prevailed last year). In the Assembly, “my focus had to become, ‘What are we trying to get done for the whole body?’ And so I couldn’t spend the time on my housing bill,” she said. “Now maybe I could’ve threatened people, but that’s not my way.” Atkins also couldn’t persuade her caucus to support a high-profile climate change bill in 2015 backed by Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate leader Kevin de León. Senate Bill 350 sought to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable sources to generate electricity, while slashing California’s oil consumption.
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Many Assembly Democrats balked at the oil provision. Atkins had to tell de León that the votes weren’t there, igniting a major feud between the two houses. The Assembly passed the bill after the oil piece was removed—an industry win and a ding on de León’s environmental record. Months later, at a charity event where lawmakers publicly roast each other, de León lobbed a brutal comeback. “Did you know that WSPA stands for Western States Petroleum Association?” he said. “And all this time I thought it meant We Specialize in Purchasing Assemblymembers.”
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has passed several bills that have stalled or been watered down in the more moderate Assembly, includBOOK at ing legislation to create a single/keepchicoweird payer health care system (which Atkins co-authored), get 100 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources, and limit how local law enforcers cooperate with immigration agents. Rendon said his house grew frustrated with the Senate passing “purely symbolic” bills, and that the Assembly was being “more adult” by amending or putting the brakes on them. More recently, the two houses struggled to get on the same page in responding to allegations of sexual harassment. After 150 women signed an open letter complaining of pervasive misconduct in the Capitol, the Senate and the Assembly launched separate hearings. Only after criticism from victims did they form a joint panel. Will Atkins and Rendon avoid such brinkmanship? “Hopefully the strength of our relationship and our communication will lessen a lot of that,” Rendon said. “You get this culture passed on to you,” Atkins said. “But I’m not going to perpetuate this ‘us versus them.’” —LAUREL ROSENHALL
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HEALTHLINES Northern Valley Indian Health Site Manager Megan Burgess, lead medical provider Dr. Lourdes Valdez and Nurse Manager Andrea Schulken have been enjoying the Children’s Health Center’s expanded offices and capabilities since January. Here, they stand in front of rainbow thumbprint paintings shaped like bears, representing all the employees at their old location on Cohasset Road and new location on Springfield Drive.
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BbornPavilion last Thursday afternoon, a newdozed in a carrier while Dad checked etween the walls of Chico’s former Shoe
in at the front desk, a boy scampered away from a scale, a child wailed and a mother laughed during a conversation with a nurse, cradling a toddler in her arms. Nurse Manager Andrea Schulken capitalized on some spare time, adding decorations to Northern Valley Indian Health’s new exam rooms in anticipation of the grand opening for its Children’s Health Center’s relocation and expansion this Friday (March 9). Colorful cartoon stickers cover the walls where patients will be seen: In one, wide-eyed birds peek out from a hot-air balloon next to a butterfly mobile. Throughout the new office are striking close-up images of Native American arti-
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facts from the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, photographed by NVIH CEO Inder Wadhwa. Dr. Lourdes Valdez, the center’s lead medical provider, loves working at the new office on Springfield Drive, mostly for the benefits it now provides the center’s most valuable customers: the kids. Two features made possible by the relocation from Cohasset Road, for example, are a scale and exam table that adequately accommodate children who use wheelchairs and other similar equipment in their daily lives. NVIH provides medical and dental health care, along with educational programs and screenings, in Chico, Red Bluff, Willows and Woodland. Though its focus is on clients of Native American descent, NVIH serves all community members, including those who have Medi-Cal or may be lacking insurance. At the new children’s center, there’s more space, so NVIH will be able to hire more medical providers, and, in turn, increase its number of patients, newborn to 18 years old, receiving preventative, acute,
chronic and limited mental health care. There will be four new medical providers, making 10 total, another six nurses and six office staff members and one more social worker (two total). It’s hard to say exactly how many new patients the center has brought in at this time, Wadhwa told the CN&R, but he estimates patient capacity will be increased by about 50 percent once hiring is complete. Physically, the office has grown from 14 to 19 exam rooms, all equipped with upgraded technology, including a new hearing testing room and vitals room and two more infant exam rooms (bringing the total to four). A dietitian will soon begin visiting and consulting with patients and families once a week, as well, and the center already has a lactation consultant. NVIH’s behavioral health and outreach offices made the
move to the new spot, too. NVIH has been aware of the growing need for all primary providers, including pediatricians, in the community, Wadhwa said, and has been working on the expansion for about three years, funding it directly with its own resources. Wadhwa said the nonprofit has come a long way, and is fortunate to be in such a position to provide this for its patients. “Definitely the community has a severe need for more providers, because there are not a lot of pediatricians and not a lot of pediatric facilities that accept Medi-Cal and under-served populations,” he said. “It’s a nationwide problem,” he added, especially in rural areas like Butte County. Dr. Andrew Miller, Butte County Public Health officer, said that in Chico the shortage of pediatricians in particular has been made more obvious by the retirement of several established, experienced doctors at the same time. “Sometimes there’s no one to get in to see, so people go without care or without timely care,” Miller said. “And it makes it more likely that people will use things like prompt cares and emergency rooms when they either can’t get a primary pediatrician or can’t get into the one they have because [the pediatrician is] so busy.” Recruitment is very difficult because everybody is competing for the same source: a diminishing supply of primary care doctors and pediatricians. In Chico, Miller, former medical director of NVIH, said that several providers, including Enloe Medical Center, Chico Pediatrics, Ampla Health and NVIH, have been active and working on trying to bring more pediatric care to the area. It’s very difficult for local communities to address such challenges given the current
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WEEKLY DOSE Pollen is coming! We finally got some rain, so you know what that means. Clouds of pollen will soon blanket Butte County, triggering drippy noses, puffy eyes and difficulty breathing. Over-the-counter medications may provide temporary relief when allergies strike, but there are a wealth of other remedies that you may want to try in preparation for the impending sneeze season. • Subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy: Studies in Medicina Universitaria and the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy found that small allergen doses can help train your immune system. • Probiotics: Good for your gut, and the journal Clinical & Experimental Psychology found certain strains lower nasal congestion. • Acupuncture: The European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology revealed acupuncture three times a week for four weeks reduces allergy symptoms. • Spirulina: A study in the European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology indicated that patients who took the algae supplement had improvements in congestion and sneezing.
state of health care, Miller said. “Ultimately, probably what will have to happen is it will have to become more of a crisis in more places for it to be addressed either at the state level or national level.” Valdez said she believes NVIH is doing its best to increase the primary care services offered in the community. Just having an upgraded facility has improved its recruitment capabilities and drummed up interest in the area. “It’s something to be proud of, and I think people see that,” Valdez said. “We want to provide the best medical pediatric care to our children. That’s our goal. With all the providers, nurses, ancillary staff and available local resources and programs in the North State, we are working hard together to make this happen” Another benefit is the renewed sense of pride staff has at the new location, said Site Manager Megan Burgess. Everything is much more organized, allowing them to work with greater efficiency. Valdez said the work the center provides is quite “comprehensive” and often a community effort. “It’s about not only us providing the services, but connecting [families to] all the resources available for children, to make sure they get the best care they can,” she said. Some examples of these
resources include a partnership the center has with the UC Davis MIND Institute that allows children and their parents to participate in telemedicine video conversations with specialty providers of neurology, psychiatry, endocrinology and gastroenterology. Since November 2015, the center has also participated in the national program Reach Out and Read, and, with the help of First 5 Butte County Children & Families Commission, has given more than 6,000 books during check ups to children aged 6 months to fiveyears-old to encourage literacy. It also provides developmental screenings for children, referring them to Far Northern Regional Center if needed, and services for postpartum and maternal depression. “It is not only a medical evaluation and treatment and ‘bye,’” Valdez said. “It is also about educating and empowering the child and their parents.” □ Grand opening:
Northern Valley Indian health will host a grand opening celebration at the new children’s health center location Friday (march 9), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1515 Springfield Drive, Ste. 175, between Kirkland’s and Kohl’s. refreshments will be served, followed by a tour. For enrollment inquiries or more information, call the center at 781-1440 or visit nvih.org.
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here is a national rhythm for each nation Which abused gives rise to great fatigue; Rhythm which like the national ﬂag must be Used sparingly. All else is emptiness Filling non-existence with non-existence, A country’s broken melody, silently Keeping no time, out of time, silent, And never more than as war roars. Where harmony might be, is discontent; Where a nation’s rhythm might be found Is found instead great national weariness. There is no song a poet might sing, right now. Instead, brute earless ignorance would war Against a winter’s weary world, pretending to call the dance.
Stars will remember, As years pass by; Stars will remember, And so will I: Leaving a highway For a street; Leaving a street For a road, Singing against a howl Of black freezing wind; Singing against a howl, Coming home again, And home again, America.
And children are found where shadows Falling from shattered walls and windows Exile the light, growing up never knowing Flowers are calling unto a day of distance, Wind and wild. Here too is rubble Shored against ruins. Beloved poets, Memory indeed shows so little respect Before the look of a land, this season; And ill fares a land, to hastening Ills a prey, where wealth accumulates Only for war, a world’s marked only for Death, a people marked only for fear, A people marked, for decay. Now, All are tired and afraid, and I too thirst, I thirst for accusation.
But who was Democritus, after all? Another human, all too human, ash On air, at last. What was Alexandria, After all, but scrolls in ﬂames? Tibet? Tibet? What is one Buddha Cut into stone, before the newest Truest shatter of maddened belief? Old Savoy women still start morning Fires with Corot rolls, Mayan bark Libraries long gone ash on air and Now? The latest dogs of war are loosed On Baghdad of prehistory and artifact To win the hearts and minds of all A country’s crippledom. Now, see The latest Ozymandias -- cruel cold sneer turned lying smirk. - Dr. Guy Standard
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Finally reform State oil and gas regulator gets a makeover, but is it enough? by
what he saw as dereliction of duty Ebywith California’s oil and gas regulator that he arly in 2011, Bill Allayaud was so fed up
began to catalog grievances: unregulated fracking, allowing companies to inject oilfield wastewater into clean water aquifers, little or no oversight into critical practices affecting public health and safety. “They were essentially lap dogs for the oil industry,” said Allayaud, a lobbyist with the Environmental Working Group (EWG). He attached the ever-expanding list to his office wall. With the way things had been running at the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), Allayaud had little confidence the list would ever grow smaller or come down. “This was a backwater agency in charge of multibilliondollar corporations,” he said. “It was a wink and a nod; that’s the way it went for decade after decade.” DOGGR has endured years of scolding from the Legislature for a lack of accountability, from environmentalists for allowing an industry to run roughshod over a state regulator and from the federal Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce clean water laws. But the state’s oil watchdog is undertaking a comprehensive reform, officials say, that will radically change the agency’s culture and modernize a department with one foot in the last century. “We are a dramatically different organization than we were three years ago,” said David Bunn, director of the state Department of Conservation, which oversees the oil and gas agency. “We’ve made dramatic changes. There’s still a lot to do.” Agency officials will make that case in coming weeks as they appear before a budget committee in the California Legislature,
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requesting more money and more people to complete the transformation. Their requests likely will face some skepticism. “It’s a chicken and egg thing,” said Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Democrat from Santa Barbara. “We don’t want to give them money unless they are going to produce; they say they can’t produce unless we give them more money. The truth lies in between.” Few would dispute that the agency has been
in crisis. Created more than 100 years ago, DOGGR regulates energy extraction on state lands and in state waters. It has a staff of about 275 and a proposed budget of about $85 million. For decades, though, the agency served more to assist energy companies than regulate them. That emphasis has proven difficult to shake. A litany of embarrassing lapses and mistakes in recent years brought a harsh spotlight to the agency’s inner workings. Oil companies were dumping oilfield waste fluids into thousands of unlined pits in the Central Valley and injecting that same waste into federally protected drinking water aquifers.
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The death of a worker at a Chevron facility near Bakersfield in 2011 drew attention to a dangerous well-stimulation technique known as underground injection. Steve Bohlen, a former state oil and gas supervisor, admitted the agency did not have up-to-date guidelines to adequately oversee underground injections. He said his agency asked an oil industry group—the Conservation Committee of California Oil and Gas Producers—to write the outlines of the regulations. The group didn’t produce a document. “One of the big frustrations I’ve had with DOGGR is they have been more a shill for the industries they are supposed to be regulating than a real enforcer of the industries,” Jackson said. “For many years, DOGGR has seen its mission to accommodate oil development. They’ve finally started to pivot.” State Sen. Bob Wieckowski, the Fremont
Democrat who chairs the subcommittee that will hear the upcoming funding proposals, agreed that the oil agency went through “dark days,” but he said he’s hopeful that meaningful change has arrived. “If ever there was an agency or department that needs to be more transparent, this is it,” he said. “I’d like to improve the trust that the community and the Legislature has with the department. We’ve got twin aims: transparency and accountability.” The department has been a frequent supplicant before the budget committee, offering mea culpas along with requests for more funding to implement reforms called for by
the Legislature. After fitful attempts at reform, the agency is well into its renewal plan—a comprehensive, and expensive, blueprint to overhaul the state’s oil and gas regulator. In the last five years, the oil agency has received nearly $25 million in ongoing funding, above and beyond its enacted budget, and tens of millions more in one-time outlays to kick-start projects, ranging from developing a statewide database of oil and gas operations to hiring a new generation of field inspectors. On top of that, the Legislature has approved an additional 150 permanent positions in the last five years, according to information the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office provided to legislators, effectively doubling the agency’s employee base. One of the biggest lifts has been converting an agency that until recently operated almost entirely on paper. The IT bill for installing a modern data management system and converting handwritten well records that date back to the 19th century: nearly $70 million. Bunn said one of the budget requests will be to hire 21 additional inspectors. He said the current workload is untenable, with one inspector per 2,800 wells. It’s a critical point. The agency is lagging in performing inspections required by state law. An LAO analysis found that in California’s three busiest oil-producing districts, state inspectors failed to oversee nearly a third of required operations last year. Bunn acknowledged oversight failings,
saying the problems went beyond missing inspections: “We were sending people out to do inspections who were not qualified,” he said. Bunn said the agency has instituted an extensive training program and aggressively seeks employees with higher academic qualifications. In recent years, he said, topflight engineers and others with sophisticated training shunned the agency, which was viewed as not placing a high value on science. “We’ve dramatically reformed our practices in the field,” he said. Now, “good people attract good people.” the agency’s former aversion to
science has led to partnerships with the state’s national research labs. One project with Stanford University tackles one of the most fundamental and significant problems in oilfields: What causes socalled “surface expressions” when steam, oil or drilling fluids bubble up or erupt to the surface, creating anything from fissures to oil-filled caverns. “We never did that kind of thing before,” Bunn said. “We didn’t have the capacity, the time or the people to do it.” In the past, the state relied on the oil industry to take the lead on crafting regulations, deferring to its technical expertise. “We’ve played a constructive, collaborative role in these many
years,” said Bob Poole, a lobbyist with the Western States Petroleum Association. “We’ve helped them find the best ways to address the legal mandates to implement regulations.” That collaboration sometimes veered into potential conflict. That, too, has changed, officials say. The agency said the draft regulations for underground injections were formulated by agency staff, in consultation with independent scientists. And it noted that it hopes to beef up enforcement staff. The energy industry has its own complaints, mostly to do with what it views as the state’s snail’s-pace in signing off on permits and other paperwork requiring decisionmaking. The addition of the state water board into oil and gas oversight has added a layer of bureaucracy that the industry says is causing the system to creak to a halt. “DOGGR and the water board need to ensure that they review permit applications in a timely manner,” Rock Zierman, chief executive officer of the California Independent Petroleum Association, said in a statement. Bunn said the agency is getting to all of the issues, ticking them off a long list. As for Allayaud’s list? “They are so antiquated, they are still playing catch up,” he said. “But I keep putting check marks next to things.” □
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EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS PhOtO by Emma KirchhOff
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Christian & Johnson has been a fragrant, colorful fixture in Chico for longer than a lifetime. More than 100 years ago, Annie Bidwell’s gardener, F.G. Peterson, opened the shop on the banks of Lindo Channel. The floral and gift shop’s current owner, Melissa Heringer, has been hoping to move for a few years now and finally secured a new spot for the business, which will move this summer—“if everything goes smoothly,” she says—to 1098 E. First Ave., at the corner of Neal Dow Avenue. The new spot, a home built in 1940, will be renovated but still maintain the “quaint, cozy” atmosphere of its current location at 250 Vallombrosa Ave., where it has been since 1913. The shop can be reached at 891-1881 or through christianandjohnson.com.
Why move? Our business is growing and we just don’t have enough space here to grow. We finally found the perfect spot … and it’s going to give us more room, it’s going to give us better parking [and] it’s going to give us a lot more freedom to grow and really do business the way we’d love to do it. It’s also going to give us lots of extra storage. We will be able to stock a little more product there and we’ll have a little more space to make shopping easier. It’s going to make working just
a little more efficient. We want our customers to be welcomed there, as if they were coming to our home. We want it to be a place of happiness and a place of peace.
What makes C&J unique? We hand-pick our flowers directly from the San Francisco flower market. That means we get a different mix of things in every week. So, as the weather changes, as seasons change [and] as growers introduce new product, we kind of are at the forefront of that, and that gives us a lot of inspiration and ensures that we have a highquality, fresh product, too.
What has made C&J successful all these years? We have wonderful customers. We recognize faces as they come in, we know people by name and people really feel like they’re a
part of our family, as opposed to just a business that they stop into. We have a crew that just takes great pride in their work and loves to do what we do, and we like each other and we just have a good time.
What are you planning for the shop’s future? We all take a lot of pride in being a part of Christian & Johnson. It’s something that’s been part of the Chico community for over a century, and so we really … want to take care of our reputation and make sure that this business thrives and lasts another century into the future. We focus on customer service— we’re really proud of our quality and our work, and want to treat people the way we would want to be treated.
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How ’bout that mega storm we were supposed to have throughout the North State last weekend? If you’re like me and don’t live in the higher altitudes, you may have battened down the hatches, preparing for the worst, only to be bothered by a few sprinkles. Oh well. The storm warning did put a damper on some community events, however, which is really kind of a bummer. The one I attended, for example, the Oroville Downtown Business Association’s First Fridays event, themed “Around the World Food & Drink Tasting,” saw a lackluster turnout—mostly due to the threat of weather, organizers told me. There were some sprinkles, but nothing warranting even an umbrella. Those who sat at home missed out! Indeed, I did have a fun time touring the historic downtown district and wandering into a number of businesses I’d not visited before. Unfortunately, my date was home sick, so I made the venture solo, but no matter. I checked in at Butte County Wine Co. and received my passport, with an easy-to-follow map of participating businesses and the countries they’d decided to represent. I admittedly didn’t make it to all the stops, and some had run out of snacks by the time I got there (I wasn’t able to leave Chico till I finished work at 5:30, getting me there with an hour to spare). But here are some highlights: Coolest new store: California Charmer Girl (1354 Myers St). I chatted it up with Margaret Shoffner, who served me a delicious homemade biscotti (she was representing Italy) and explained her store as one where nothing costs more than $40. She opened late last year and every month, she gets in new inventory and the old stuff goes on clearance, so there’s always something new. Plus, sizes range from extra small to 3X. In browsing the racks, I found the styles to be very much California beach-themed. Best of luck, Margaret! More cool threads: Downtown Oroville has an impressive selection of clothing stores, each one with its own brand of personality. At Pardon My French (1925 Montgomery St.), the vibe was funky and fun. Sourdough and brie evoked the essence of France, and I really liked the sassy items mixed in with the trendy. Lowla’s Boutique (1360 Myers St.) was super cute and homey, specializing in clothing with a rockabilly twist. They served up fruity cocktails in honor of the Polynesian Islands. Best food/drinks: These were easy. While some places clearly took the path of least resistance, others went all out in their world menus, while still offering small portions. In the food realm, one of the top contenders has to be The Exchange (1975 Montgomery St.) and its killer Portuguese stew. But the overall trophy (if I had one) would have to go to Miner’s Alley Brewing Co., which served up some delicious fish and chips along with samples of British Bulldog Brewery’s beers. Now, that hit the spot! The ODBA holds First Fridays—you guessed it—every first Friday of the month, each with a different theme, so be sure to check their website (www.orovilledba.com) on updates for April.
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New chief, old problems T Steve Standridge on his goals for the Chico Fire Department as well as inherited budget and turnover issues
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he Chico Fire Department has been anything but stable this past decade. Like every other department within the city, it experienced cuts during the Great Recession that eliminated positions and reduced services. A federal grant received in 2014 artificially buoyed the CFD, but when that funding was lost a year ago, the department once again felt sweeping cuts. Steve Standridge, who started in the position of Chico fire chief at the end of January, hopes to help the department heal. He hails from Colorado, where he served for 23 years with the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority outside of Denver, most recently as emergency management division chief. That department, he says, was huge—covering 172 square miles and comprising some 300 firefighters. At 51, he’s looking forward to working with a smaller, more intimate operation. “He’s intrinsically a good fit,” said Mark Orme, Chico city manager, on narrowing the candidate pool and settling on Standridge for the job. “When there’s an opportunity to bring an external candidate into an organization, that’s something you want to take advantage of.” But the CFD does have baggage. Perhaps one of the biggest hurdles facing the department, aside from the budget, is the high turnover at the top. From 1979 to 2008, CFD had three different chiefs. Since Steve Brown’s retirement, after 13 years at the helm, in 2008, the city has hired four different men to run the department and has endured months in between with interim chiefs. Suffice it to say, that’s bad for morale, says Standridge. Orme agrees. “One of my primary goals with hiring for this position was stability. Part of the problem has been early retirement due to maxing out of benefits through CalPERS. Orme says PHOTOS BY MICHELLE CAMY
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that won’t be the case with Standridge. Because he’s a new public employee in California, his pension will be paid through provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act, passed in 2013, he explained. What that means is, he won’t be eligible for retirement at all for five years. “He would have to work at least 10 years to get 27 percent of his single highest year’s salary,” Orme said. He currently makes $150,000. The past decade, however, has been difficult. James Beery retired in July 2013 after five years on the job, during which time calls for service increased by 30 percent while staffing decreased by 14 percent. Keith Carter took on an interim role, as he had before Beery was hired, and retired from that role in April 2014, handing over the reins to Shane Lauderdale, who served, first as interim and then as chief, until December 2015. Then it was Bill Hack’s turn. He also assumed the role of interim chief before being hired permanently, serving from January 2016 to August 2017. During an exit interview of sorts with the CN&R, he expressed remorse for having backed a $5.3 million federal grant proposal that brought the city 15 firefighters in 2014. Upon the grant’s expiration last year, the department laid off those employees, dropping daily coverage to 14 firefighters, from 17, and was forced to close two stations. To add to the problem, Butte County Fire, also experiencing a budget shortfall, closed its Station 42 last year. It overlapped with CFD’s jurisdiction. “In today’s local government, there’s no idle sitting,” Orme said. “Sometimes we have to look at the model of how we provide those services. This is an opportunity [for Standridge] to work with his team, to develop the most optimal approach to providing fire services to this community. With resource limitations, how can we provide the highest level of services?” With all those things in mind, Standridge sat down recently with the CN&R to discuss his reasons for choosing Chico, his goals for the department and what he sees as his key challenges.
What made you decide to come to Chico? There were a couple reasons. One was personal, family. My immediate family—my dad and stepmom live in Santa Cruz; my mom lives in southern Oregon. Then I’ve got other family that lives up and down between those two places. It’d be nice for my kids to have a chance to spend more time with them. And quality of life is terrific here. We’re very outdoors-oriented, so it’s nice to have that immediate access to the mountains and skiing and all those things we enjoy doing. So, it was a really easy decision that way. The other big part was professionally. I was looking to be in a department where I could get to know everyone in the department. It’s a smaller community, so I could get to know people in the community and really develop substantive relationships. So, for me, it was all about the quality of the professional life as well. I felt this was a great fit for that and it’s a department that runs a lot of calls and is a very professional department, so it’s a really nice way to make that transition from what had become a very large department that was much more bureaucratic and corporate-feeling than what I was really wanting. With a department so big, is it hard to get away from bureaucracy?. It is. There are always advantages, obviously—capabilities, capacity. But they’ll be growing again at the end of this year, and they’ll have nine more stations, so it was just good timing for me to make the leap and sort of
get back to my roots.
Coming into Chico, what are some of your immediate impressions? Certainly, the community itself is a fantastic community, very vibrant. It has gone through a lot with the downturn in the economy and you’re just starting to feel that change. It’s always a great time to come in when things are getting better, and I suspect they will continue to get better unless something catastrophic happens economically. You never know, obviously. But the feeling is much more, universally, that things are starting to change. I am amazed at the incredible dedication and passion and confidence that the men and women have here [in the department]. It’s very impressive to walk in and see that kind of capability in the force. For me, those were the two big things that struck me—how desirous the membership is, the department as a whole is, about trying to turn the corner from years of being beaten down, or [having] turned around from the downturn of the economy, a reduction in forces and yet still resilient enough to work through that, being that dedicated to the job. So, the staffing is now 14 firefighters a day? Yes, it’s 14 minimum per day. Which means that if someone calls in sick, we have to bring somebody in—that’s our minimum standard. That’s what generates overtime. We have very little room to maneuver. CHIEF c o n t i n u e d
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Is there a lot of overtime because of that? Yeah, you know, I’ve been hit up on several occasions by members of the community who are rightfully concerned when they look at Transparent California and, unfortunately, it does not tell the entire story. So, that salary is a function of several different aspects of the base salary that a firefighter gets; that’s just a standard baseline. Then we have overtime that’s related to the 14 minimum staffing that, regardless of what’s going on, we have to maintain that 14. Then we have another facet of overtime that is related to our wildland deployments or large-scale deployments like the spillway [incident]. We have quite a few folks that are very involved on the state level, responding to the state for large fires—but also other large events. So all the backfill—if we have a member leave, just like if they called in sick, we have to maintain that position—not only is the overtime to fill that position paid for through the state, so is the salary of the person who goes down. So [the city gets] that 100 percent refunded. People don’t realize that there’s a very distinct difference between them—one does not impact the city at all because we are getting reimbursed. That’s a very important distinction, because sometimes that gets conflated with the overall salary of somebody that is working a lot of overtime. What are your goals or hopes for the department going forward? I have two significant goals that I’d like to address as quickly as possible. One would be to increase our staffing to get to the baseline minimum that we need to operate and function—and that would be a minimum of 17 per day. That is just the baseline. We are operating, in my estimation, below that. So, that gets us at least to a baseline. But given the fact that we lost Cal Fire’s [Station] 42 and we are also just naturally, as a result of increased population, more dense and increasing our call volume ... [and] we also lost capacity with both reducing the number of stations last year and losing Station 42. So, it’s been a triple whammy for us because we got hit in three different ways that continues to tax our personnel. The second is management capacity. It takes a dedicated management team to manage the department and we’re missing a critical piece in that puzzle. And that’s the battalion chief rank that would be responsible for ensuring that they’re taking command, that they’re there in a timely manner and that they’re providing that oversight on
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and, clearly, from their standpoint, police [staffing] was a very much needed area of focus. As are our roads. So, everybody is struggling to get up there. We’re all in it together. It’s just a matter of how do we get that staffing that we need?
Have any creative ideas? I do. I’m not sure I’m ready to share those, because they may see some pushback and I want to make sure all of my ducks are in a row.
incidents. Additionally, just from a managerial, leadership standpoint, having that battalion chief in that mix to help coach, mentor [and] prepare folks for going up the chain of command—it’s quite a leap to go from captain up to division chief. There’s a skill set that comes with that that doesn’t necessarily correlate with being a good captain. We are just burning our division chiefs out because they are pulling both duties. Basically, they are running dual jobs— they’re running the administrative capacity as division chiefs and then they pick up shifts on evenings, weekends, holidays; they are then covering what would be the battalion chief rank. From my vantage point, it serves a lot of purposes, to include safety to doing command and control, to having that leadership component in our structure so we get that additional leadership, oversight and responsibility back into our system.
Is that something that Chico did have and doesn’t anymore? At one point. As I understand it, it was 20-plus years ago. It’s an unusual position to remove from the structure because, given our call volume, our risk profile increases. Whether it’s a large wildland fire that’s encroaching on our jurisdiction or it’s highdensity homes, those are very complex, dangerous situations and they don’t come up that often, but they’re what we would call low-frequency, high-risk incidents that you have to prepare for. I’d really like to address that organizationally within the city.
So, you had battalion chiefs in Colorado? It’s pretty common nationally. I had experience with it, and I found it to be probably one of the most critical positions in the department because of the overarching responsibilities a battalion chief has. Why 17 for a baseline? Is that from the Standards of Response Coverage Study that the city commissioned back in 2016? Yes. I go off that because it’s the most substantive analysis that’s been done. I’m a huge advocate of using documents like the standards of coverage to help drive the conversation and help predict where we want to be in terms of coverage, so it’s easy if you’re not familiar with how the fire department works to make declarative statements about reducing the number of firefighters, but it all comes at a cost. And again, that’s not for me to necessarily say. My job is to provide the most coherent, objective assessment of what that impact would be one way or another. Then the policymakers can make their decision about which direction they want to go. What will it take to get staffing numbers up? Funding. That’s just the bottom line of it. The emphasis has obviously been toward making sure other areas are made more whole. Does it seem to you like fire has been overlooked? No, I think it’s a very fair position for the policymakers to make a determination of what the needs are of the community
About cannabis: Do you have any thoughts, from a fire perspective, about the city’s recent decision to only allow gardens inside? I’m not aware of that—I’m still getting the lay of the land. What we did see [in Colorado] was that there were … a lot of basement operations—everyone has a basement in Colorado. It’s hard to project or predict what will happen here. Is growing indoors a concern? Sure. There was an incident that occurred a few years back with my old department. A grow operation was discovered and a fire broke out. We nearly lost a crew because the fire grew so rapidly and it actually made its way behind them as they made their way through the basement. What they discovered afterward was that [the growers] had partitioned off the basement walls and made little grow rooms in there and put in a lot of lighting—ad hoc lighting, grow lights and so forth. So, it’s always a matter of obviously the hazardous materials as well as the reconfiguration of living spaces that would otherwise be laid out like a normal apartment. Chico’s seen a pretty high turnover in chiefs. Do you see that as affecting morale? It very much does. It’s very destabilizing. Unfortunately, the unintended consequences of that is you have a workforce that has to turn toward each other for support. So, having that constant churn at the top—that goes back to what I said earlier about how we have to create a more sustainable management structure as well as a more sustainable staffing level,
the boots on the ground. It is a very troubling issue to have that kind of turnover. I have concerns because the position of division chief is not a very coveted position— because it entails so much work and it pulls people from their families. We don’t have a lot of people who are very interested in moving in that direction.
Do you see yourself staying here for a long time? I intend to retire here, to finish off my career here. I’m 51. My family and soonto-be 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son—it’s very disruptive to move them around. So, it would be detrimental to my family. It’s also very disruptive to an organization to have that constant turnover at the top. Butte County is looking pretty seriously at reconfiguring how it does fire. The supervisors recently told staff to look at creating a service area that could include cities like Chico or Oroville. How might that affect Chico? It’s hard to project what direction that could take as far as including Chico in that model. It’s not a cheap venture—there’s infrastructure that still has to be developed or transitioned somewhere else—things like dispatching centers, facilities, all those now
become the city or the county’s responsibility, or the district’s. The bottom line is that if the county takes that on … we’ll have to sit back and see how things unfold. Right now, my focus is on the city of Chico.
What do you see as the biggest fire hazards in Chico? Certainly, the hazards are high-density homes, apartment complexes. Whenever you have a more urbanized area, with tighterdensity pockets, you just have a naturally higher fire rate. It’s a predictive aspect of the data. That is a big one for me. Our senior living homes are another big hazard because of the limited mobility of our senior citizens in those homes and the staffing levels that many of them have that don’t allow for quick and rapid egress and evacuation of those homes. They are a major concern. Certainly, the wildland/urban interface is a big concern as well. Bidwell Park and then what kind of impact does that have around us? And in terms of being able to be a catalyst for large, large loss. We have a railroad coming through our jurisdiction that has potential [for fire], and then our natural, day-to-day activity—the number of calls and the overlapping calls that limit our ability to respond to multiple calls at one time. Our growing population will have a growing impact on our service levels. Ω
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Arts &Culture From left: sculptures by Michael Stevens, Paul DiPasqua and Tony Natsoulas. PHOTOS BY JASON CASSIDY
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California Art in Chico, consider its title: What, Us Worry? by Shades of Alfred E. Robert Speer Neuman, Mad magazine’s iconic doofus of rober tspe er@ newsrev iew.c om a mascot. The artists—Davisbased Tony Natsoulas; Review: Paul DiPasqua, who What, Us Worry?, on lives in Durham; and display through Sacramento resident March 31. Tonight, March 8, 6-9 p.m., Michael Stevens— screening of the write in their collective documentary Tony artists’ statement that Natsoulas: A Face in they all grew up readthe Crowd. ing the magazine and Museum of Northern have been influenced California Art by its nerdy mix of 900 Esplanade gross humor, sardonic Hours: Thursdaysatire and comic art. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 487-7272 To this day, they write, www.monca.org “we’re still passionate about making things with the hearts and minds of prepubescent lads.” Of the three, Natsoulas seems the most indebted to Mad. But his primary influence was the late Bob Arneson, the UC Davis professor and artist who is credited with generating the funk 22
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art movement in West Coast ceramics. A medium that traditionally had been used to make useful implements—cups, bowls, plates, etc.—was now being used to make art. Natsoulas’ specialty is large figurative portraits of friends, celebrities (the Fab Four, for example), other artists (including DiPasqua) and everyday people. It’s campy, colorful, funny, even zany stuff that upends expectations and shows how a bulky, heavy medium—clay—can be used to create exceptional art. On March 8, MONCA will be showing a video portrait of Natsoulas, titled Tony Natsoulas: A Face in the Crowd, that describes his development as an artist and how he puts his monumental pieces together. In particular, he’s shown working on a huge portrait of one of his heroes, Big Daddy Roth, a legendary custom-car builder. That piece is among those included in this exhibit. Like Natsoulas, Chico State grad
Paul DiPasqua creates large figurative sculptures, some freestanding, others meant to be hung on a wall. Though he makes use of ceramics, it’s in the form of found ceramic objects such as teacups, teapots, figurines and flower pots that, when combined with other familiar objects such as kitchen utensils, are trans-
formed into something almost magical. Part of the magic has to do with the sense that these figures—imagine arms made entirely from stacked teacups— appear to be extremely fragile, held together only with invisible glue. And it has to do as well with their sheer complexity: Several of the pieces combine more than 100 objects of all shapes, sizes and colors to make something entirely new. At first glance the work of the third artist, Stevens, seems subdued when compared with that of DiPasqua and Natsoulas. It’s not as colorful and campy, but take a closer look: The pieces are amusing and oddly surreal (treeclimbing dogs! Flying snakes!). Like DiPasqua, Stevens uses found objects in his sculptures, but the dominant material is wood, not clay. Some of it is meticulously carved into figures (dogs’ bodies, fish, the aforementioned snakes) and some constructed into objects (cabins, hatchets, saws). Stevens also uses rubber, often in the form of dolls’ heads and bodies. Some of his images are amusing, but others—a two-headed doll, for example—are vaguely disconcerting. There’s a scary, surreal quality to these pieces, but they’re also funny at times. Mad magazine rules! □
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY RALLY: Honor the power of women with community speakers, music and info booths. Thu, 3/8, 11am. Chico State, Trinity Commons. MOUNTAIN OF DESTINY: History lecturer Stewart Weaver discusses the Nazi Himalayan mountaineering expeditions of the ’30s. Thu, 3/8, 7:30pm. Zingg Recital Hall, Chico State, ARTS 279.
PUB RUN: Demo Hoka shoes, run three miles, then drink beer. Thu, 3/8, 6pm. Fleet Feet Chico, 241 Main St.
Theater 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL: Outrageously entertaining and timely musical comedy follows the exploits of three female office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, abusive boss. #MeToo Thu, 3/8, 7:30pm. $16-$22. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road, Ste. F. chicotheatercompany.com
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Music CHICO BACH FESTIVAL – VIVALDI AND BEYOND: Piano professor emeritus Dr. Robert Bowman, flautist Yael Ronen, soprano Dara Scholz, cellist Burke Schuchmann, violinist Matt Raley and others highlight the music of Antonio Vivaldi, a heavy influence in Bach’s work. Sat, 3/10, 7:30pm. $6-$15. Zingg Recital Hall, ARTS 279. chicostatetickets.com
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Helena loves Demetrius, who loves Hermia, who loves Lysander, who hates Demetrius, who can’t stand Helena, who used to be Hermia’s best friend. Love gets messy in Shakespeare’s comic fantasy. Thu, 3/8, 7:30pm. $6-$15. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, Performing Arts Building. schoolofthearts-csuchico.com
CHICO SPRING FLING: Dinner and dancing with Decades to raise funds for the Hooker Oak School Parent Teacher Organization. Sat, 3/10, 5:30pm. $15-$55. Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St. chicospringfling18.eventzilla.net
EVERY BRILLIANT THING: 1. Ice cream 2. Kung fu movies 3. Things with stripes Duncan MacMillan’s story follows a young boy as he attempts to ease his mother’s depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Poignant and very funny. Thu, 3/8, 7:30pm. $10-$22. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Rd., Paradise. totr.org
HAPHAZARDLY EVER AFTER!: Fractured fairy tale farce performed by Shasta Elementary students. Thu, 3/8, 6:30pm. $10. CUSD Center for the Arts, 1475 East Ave.
Special Events BIDWELL BOTTLE SHOW: Over 60 dealers offer a huge display of antique bottles, jars and collectibles, plus informational displays. Fri, 3/9, 10am-7pm. $5. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. email@example.com.
WHEAT BREEDING, WHITE BREAD & COMMUNITY: Love bread and baking? Attend a distinguished alumni seminar with Stephen Jones, PhD, director of The Bread Lab at Washington State University. Fri, 3/9, 12pm. Free. Chico State, Colusa 100.
Music CHICO BACH FESTIVAL – SCARLATTI TO SCHUMANN: Renowned pianist and Chico State professor Natalya Shkoda performs works by Bach, Scarlatti and Schumann. Fri, 3/9, 7:30pm. $6-$15. Zingg Recital Hall, Chico State, ARTS 279. chicostatetickets.com
ERIC TAYLOR: Southern musician, master storyteller and mesmerizing performer. Sat, 3/10, 7pm. $20. Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel
THE SONGS OF STEVIE WONDER: Chico Performances has once again given over the Laxson stage to the multidiscipline Uncle Dad’s Art Collective, this time for a performance of Stevie’s hits from the ’70s. Fri, 3/9, 7:30pm. $10-$25. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. 898-6333. chicoperformances.com.
Theater 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL: See Thursday. Fri, 3/9, 7:30pm. $16-$22. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road, Ste. F. chicotheater company.com
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: See Thursday. Fri, 3/9, 7:30pm. $6-$15. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, Performing Arts Building. 530-8985739. schoolofthearts-csuchico.com
EVERY BRILLIANT THING: See Thursday. Fri, 3/9, 7:30pm. $10-$22. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Rd., Paradise. totr.org
HAPHAZARDLY EVER AFTER!: See Thursday. Fri, 3/9, 6:30pm. $10. CUSD Center for the Arts, 1475 East Ave.
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Special Events BIDWELL BOTTLE SHOW: See Friday. Sat 3/10, 9am. Free. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.
BLOCK PARTY WITH A PURPOSE: Communitysupported cleanup brings neighbors together to make a positive difference in the community. Sat 3/10, 9am. Meet at Teichert Ponds, behind Kohl’s. 1505 Springfield Dr. 530-891-6424. becnet.org
CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Stories, arts and crafts for kids age 2-8. March 10: Planets, Stars and Aliens, Oh My! Sat 3/10, 1pm. Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, Chico State.
CRAB FEED & AWARDS BANQUET: Fundraiser inaugurating local swimming legend Ernie Maglisch into the Chico AquaJets hall of fame. Sat 3/10, 6pm. $52. Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave. chicoaquajets.org
DEATH CAFE: Break down the western taboo of death with personal stories and experiences. Sat 3/10, 2pm. Blackbird, 1431 Park Ave.
ENLOE’S HEART & SOLE: 5K or one-mile course to help raise money for the hospital’s new Cardiovascular Care Center. Sat 3/10, 7am. $10-$30. Bidwell Park. enloe.org
GREEK TAVERNA NIGHT: Greek buffet, dancing and bouzouki band featuring Bay Area musicians Michael Kutulas and George Psarras. Sat 3/10, 7pm. $35. Paradise Elks Lodge, 1100 Elk Lane, Paradise. 530-877-3977.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BRUNCH: Potluck with speakers, poets, performances and an art station for kids. Sat 3/10, 10am. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. 3rd St.
THE SONGS OF STEVIE WONDER: See Friday. Sat, 3/10, 7:30pm. $10-$25. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. 898-6333. chicoperformances. com.
Theater 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL: See Thursday. Sat, 3/10, 7:30pm. $16-$22. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road, Ste. F. chicotheater company.com
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: See Thursday. Sat, 3/10, 2pm & 7:30pm. $6-$15. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, Performing Arts Building. schoolofthearts-csuchico.com
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: Strive Dance & Performing Arts performs its adaption of the classic story. Sat 3/10, 6pm. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St., Oroville.
EVERY BRILLIANT THING: See Thursday. Sat, 3/10, 7:30pm. $10-$22. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. totr.org
HAPHAZARDLY EVER AFTER!: See Thursday. Sat, 3/10, 1pm & 6:30pm. $10. CUSD Center for the Arts, 1475 East Ave.
Special Events SLOW YOUR FORK DOWN: Meet the founders of the new Slow Food North Valley Chapter, learn about the movement and contribute to community gardening. Sun, 3/11, 4pm. Free. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St.
Music CHICO BACH FESTIVAL – FRESCOBALDI AND FRIENDS: Organ program traces the influence of Girolamo Frescobaldi’s music across 17th century Europe. Sun, 3/11, 7:30pm. $6-$15. Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State, PAC 144. chicostatetickets.com
Theater 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL: See Thursday. Sun, 3/11, 2pm. $16-$22. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd., Suite F. chicotheatercompany.com
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: See Thursday. Sun, 3/11, 2pm. $6-$15. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, Performing Arts Building. schoolof thearts-csuchico.com
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ShAKESpEARE’S TANGLEd Rom-com Sparring lovers and a posse of amateur actors become entangled in a raging fairy custody battle between King Oberon and Queen Titania in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, performed here by Chico State’s School of the Arts and Department of Music and Theatre. A visual spectacle, the production pulls you into the dream world of Shakespeare’s most popular play where magic, chaos and the power of love reign supreme. Cynthia Lammel directs the college cast through romantical turmoils, whimsical mischief and enchanting moonlit forest groves, March 8-15, in Wismer Theatre on the Chico State campus.
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EVERY BRILLIANT THING: See Thursday. Sun, 3/11, 2pm. $10-$22. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. totr.org
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Special Events POLICE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD: Help
Serving Butte, Glenn & Tehama Counties
24 hr. hotline (Collect Calls Accepted) www.rapecrisis.org
foster a dialog between the community and the Chico Police Department. This meeting’s topic is “How to Give Compassionately.” Mon, 3/12, 12pm. Jesus Center, 1297 Park Ave. 530-897-4950.
SURVIVORS OF THE CAMP: Jim Tanimoto, Hiroshi Kashiwagai and Jimi Yamaichi participate in a panel in connection with Imprisoned at Home (see Fine Arts). Mon, 3/12, 7:00pm. Chico State, Colusa 100.
Music DARLINGSIDE: Americana folk-rock group juxtaposes beautiful vocal harmonies with dystopian lyrical content on songs from their latest album Extralife. Henry Jamison opens. Mon, 3/12, 7:30pm. $20. Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St.
DONAVON FRANKENREITER: Seriously sentimental songs and laid-back tunes from pro-surfer turned singer-songwriter. Mon, 3/12, 7:30pm. $25-$29. The Rendezvous, 3269 Esplanade, Suite 142. chicorendezvous.com
Music THE COLORS OF THE SYMPHONY: North State Symphony field trip concert for K-12 students. Tue, 3/13, 10:30am. $5. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. northstate symphony.org
Theater A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: See Thursday. Tue, 3/13, 7:30pm. $6-$15. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, Performing Arts Building. schoolofthearts-csu chico.com
Special Events COMMUNITY WATER FORUM: Learn about California’s water issues and local resiliency efforts to fight the climate catastrophe. Presented by Mark Stemen, Professor at CSU Chico in conjunction with the Livable Planet? exhibition (See Fine Arts) Wed, 3/14, 6pm. Chico State, ARTS 106.
Theater A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: See Thursday. Wed, 3/14, 7:30pm. $6-$15. Wismer Theatre, Chico State, Performing Arts Building. schoolofthearts-csu chico.com
LiVaBLE pLaNET? Art B-SO GALLERY: Travis Wood, presents BFA culminating exhibition. Through 3/9. Also, student painting on display. 3/12 Chico State, Ayres Hall, Room 105.
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BEATNIKS COFFEE HOUSE: Paper Art Collage, Molly Amick’s work elevates the lowly cocktail napkin to new artistic heights. Through 3/31. 1387 E. Eighth St.
CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING: Jim Lawrence, watercolors on display. Through 3/29. 789 Bille Road, Paradise. paradisecsl.org
CHICO ART CENTER: Livable Planet?, over 35 works reflect our planet’s accelerating climate catastrophe. Thought-provoking visual examinations of our changing ecology, systems and borders. Through 3/30. Reception on Friday, March 9 at 5pm. 450 Orange St.
JACKI HEADLEY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY: Revolutionizing the World, exploring the visual history of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and evaluating the global impact of this historical event. Through 3/16. Chico State.
JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM: Florin Hategan, selected for the solo exhibition prize from the Turner National Print Competition, Hategan’s drawing and printmaking work dissects the collision of new and old, humanity and technology, and anatomy and architecture. His art has been featured throughout North America, Europe and Asia Through 3/31. Chico State.
MUSEUM OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ART: What, Us Worry?, exhibition featuring sculptures by Tony Natsoulas, Paul DiPasqua and Michael Stevens. Through 3/29. Plus Tony Natsoulas: A Face in the Crowd, a documentary about the life and unmistakable style of the Sacramento ceramic sculptor. Screening 3/8 at 6:00pm. 900 Esplanade. monca.org
ORLAND ART CENTER: The Artist and the Camera, featuring works from the Tehama County Photo Club. Through 3/24. 732 Fourth St., Orland. orlandartcenter.com
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ture, pottery, assemblages and other three dimensional works on display. Through 3/24. 5564 Almond St., Paradise. paradise-art-center.com
Museums BOLT’S ANTIQUE TOOL MUSEUM: Hand Tools, rotating displays of more than 12,000 kinds of tools. Through 6/2. $3. 1650 Broderick St., Oroville, 530-538-2528. boltsantiquetools.com
BUTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: WWI Exhibition, recently renovated exhibits demonstrating the profound changes in American society caused by The Great War. Through 7/29. 1749 Spencer Ave.
CHICO CREEK NATURE CENTER: Permanent Exhibits, including the The Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum and the Nature Play Room. Through 12/15. 1968 E. Eighth St. ccnaturecenter.org
CHICO MUSEUM: Conversations With the Past, Historians from the Association for Northern California Historical Research discuss new book on local, oral histories. 3/10 at 10am. $5. 141 Salem St., 530-8914336. chicomuseum.org
GATEWAY SCIENCE MUSEUM: Brain – The World Inside Your Head, an exhibit exploring the inner workings of the brain—neurons and synapses, electricity and chemistry. Through 5/6. 625 Esplanade. csuchico.edu
GOLD NUGGET MUSEUM: Guitar Greats, Jim Campbell’s collection of antique, vintage, signature, and boutique guitars returns to the museum. Through 4/1. $5-$10. 502 Pearson Road, Paradise, 530-872-8722. goldnuggetmuseum.com
VALENE L. SMITH MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: Imprisoned at Home, excellent and enlightening exhibit on Japanese Americans held at the Tule Lake Incarceration Camp during WWII. Through 5/18. Also, Sacred Splendor, exhibit chronicles the history and influence of Christian colonization, underscoring the faith’s movement across the globe from Indo-Portuguese carvings to a William Morris cartoon. From the collection of Judith E. Hilburg. Through 5/11. Chico State. csuchico.edu
Step back in time to 1929
coming home Runaway and rock ’n’ roller Lita Ford is back and better than ever so damn unassuming. It’s like chatting with a Tpalshe’s … except that it’s Lita Ford—lead guitarist of the alking to Lita Ford is a little distracting because
Runaways; shredder of B.C. Rich guitars; and the songwriter behind rock radio staples like “Cherry Bomb” and “Close My Eyes by Mark Lore Forever.” That probably isn’t revelatory to mark l@ anyone who has followed her career newsrev iew.c om for any length of time. “I love my fans,” she said during a Preview: phone interview from her home in Los lita ford performs thursday, March 15, Angeles. “I mean, sometimes I wish 8:30 p.m. I could go to them and just go, ‘God, tickets: $20 I had this really bad day; can I talk to you about it?’ And I’m sure I could.” Feather Falls And they’re surely thrilled to Casino Brewing Co. 3 alverda Drive, have her back. Ford’s musical resuroroville gence after a 15-year hiatus—during 533-3885 which she raised two boys and went featherfallscasino.com through a nasty divorce—has finally cemented her legend. And it’s a long time coming. While former bandmate Joan Jett (the only other member with any post-Runaways solo success) has maintained her gritty punk cred over the years, Ford was sometimes dismissed for her heavy metal sexpot image. But make no mistake—Ford threw up a giant middle finger every time she raked a power chord, or peeled off a hot lead. “I always wanted to play metal; it was the other girls [in the Runaways] that couldn’t,” she said with a laugh. “At age 13 I went to my first concert, which was Black Sabbath at the Long Beach Arena in 1972 … Can you imagine? It totally ruled. Changed my life.” Tony Iommi (to whom she was briefly engaged in the mid-’80s until he allegedly became physically abusive) and Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore influenced Ford, the guitar player, but it was her parents who shaped the rock ’n’ roller. Ford was born in London—her father, a native, and her Italian mother met during World War II—and the family moved to L.A. when she was 7 (Ford still has a British passport). She recalls Italian opera playing around the house, and her natural command of the guitar was lovingly encouraged. “I had great parents,” she said. “They gave me the confidence I needed to tackle the world … and I’m still doing it. They would be proud of me.”
Her influence on other guitarists (count Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth among them), and especially on generations of women, is indisputable. While the Runaways were mocked in the mid-’70s for manager Kim Fowley’s “jailbait on the run” gimmick, the band made scrappy glam rock that bulldozed a path for bands like The Go-Go’s and L7. Ford’s solo career finally gave her a chance to properly shred on records like 1983’s Out for Blood and her 1988 hit Lita, which gave her the Top 10 single “Close My Eyes Forever” with Ozzy Osbourne. Years later, grunge smothered hair metal and Ford, like many others of her ilk, ran for the hills. Actually, Ford ran to a Caribbean island where she spent a decade and a half isolated, raising a family and enduring a marriage that she says has left her suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Needless to say, returning to music wasn’t easy. “I figured I had to reinvent myself after the Runaways, so I sorta had to do it again,” said Ford, who admits she watched old videos of herself in order to rediscover who she was. Ford has been making up for lost time. Two years ago she penned an autobiography called Living Like a Runaway, and she’s currently working on a follow-up to the record of the same name. She also hints at a forthcoming single with a female artist “kind of in the pop-rock-country vein.” Whoever it is has benefited from Ford’s decades of pissing all over the patriarchy. Of course, Ford herself doesn’t overthink it. “It’s who I am. I wanted to play and that was it—there were no two ways about it,” she said. “The only thing that separates us is our genitals.” □
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Politically and sexually aware indiepop will bring a smile to your face with tunes including “I Wanna Lose Five Pounds,” “Acid & Hot Springs” and “Free the Nipple.” Rachel Lark has made waves throughout the Bay Area with her theatrical performances and sometimes X-rated lyrics. The playful, quirky singersongwriter performs at Blackbird on Friday, March 9, with the equally fun Uni & Her Ukelele and Scout.
SMOKE STATION EXPRESS: Jason Thurston and his band put on a high-energy country rock show. Fri, 3/9, 9pm. White Water Saloon, 5571 Clark Road, Paradise.
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THE SONGS OF STEVIE WONDER: Chico
Performances has once again given over the Laxson stage to the multidiscipline Uncle Dad’s Art Collective, this time for a performance of Stevie’s hits from the ’70s. Fri, 3/9, 7:30pm. $10-$25. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. 898-6333. chicoperformances.com.
JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE: James Garner distills Cash’s legacy and exhaustive discography in this homage. Fri, 3/9, 9:30pm. $5. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville.
MICHAEL BECK: Nor-Cal country singer performs with his band. Fri, 3/9, 9pm. $7. Tackle Box, 379 E. Park Ave.
WAKE OF THE DEAD: Jerry lives, man. Two sets from Chico’s own GD tribute act. Fri, 3/9, 9:30pm. Lost On Main, 319 Main St.
OPEN MIC: Tito hosts music, comedy,
poetry and more. Fri, 3/9, 6pm. Lost on Main, 319 Main Street. loston mainchico.com
1ST STREET BLUES: Music, pizza and
beer. Thu, 3/8, 6:30pm. Farm Star Pizza, 2359 Esplanade.
JAM NIGHT: Bring your instrument and drumsticks for a fun open jam hosted by Mora Sounds. Amps, PA and drum kit provided. Thu, 3/8, 6pm. Almendra Winery & Distillery, 9275 Midway Road, Durham.
KELLY TWINS ACOUSTIC: Jon and Chris dust off some old favorites with an
acoustic evening of “living room” music. Thu, 3/8, 6pm. Two Twenty Restaurant, 220 W. Fourth St.
DANCE COUNTRY: Kick up your heels
with Jessie Leigh in the lounge. Fri, 3/9, 8:30pm. Gold Country Casino & Hotel, 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville.
HOT FLASH: Dinner tunes and good
times. Fri, 3/9, 8pm. Unwined Kitchen & Bar, 980 Mangrove Ave.
PUB SCOUTS: A Chico tradition: Irish music for happy hour. Fri, 3/9, 3:30pm. $1. Duffy’s Tavern, 337 Main St.
RACHEL LARK: Super fun, sex-positive
ALAN RIGG BAND: Blues, jazz and
R&B. Sat, 3/10, 8:30pm. Ramada Plaza Chico, 685 Manzanita Court.
CHICO SPRING FLING: Dinner and danc-
RADIO RELAPSE: Local rock cover kings, plus Legit Supreme’s comedy tunes and hooky indie rock from Scarlet Pumps. Fri, 3/9, 8:30pm. $7. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.
DANCE COUNTRY: See Friday. Sat, 3/10,
ing with Decades to raise funds for the Hooker Oak School Parent Teacher Organization. Sat, 3/10, 5:30pm. $15-$55. Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St.
Bay Area musician performs with Uni & Her Ukelele and Scout. Good times! Fri, 3/9, 7pm. $7. Blackbird, 1431 Park Ave.
8:30pm. Gold Country Casino & Hotel, 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville.
DRIVER: Classic rock, blues and R&B
from veteran power trio. Sat, 3/10, 9pm. $3. Studio Inn Lounge, 2582 Esplanade.
CREAM OF CLAPTON: Songs from
Slowhand’s songbook. Sat, 3/10, 9:30pm. $5. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville. featherfallscasino.com
ERIC TAYLOR: Southern musician, master storyteller and mesmerizing performer. Sat, 3/10, 7pm. $20. Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive. nortonbuffalohall.com
MA BARKER: Classic rock, blues,
pop and country tunes. Sat, 3/10, 8:30pm. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville. featherfallscasino.com
Declared March 15 - March 18, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Chapter 9.32., GlassFree Zone of the Chico Municipal Code, the City Manager has declared the Glass-Free Zone ordinance operative from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, through 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Generally, the possession of glass containers on city owned property is prohibited within the Glass Free Zone during this time period.
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319 Main St. • Downtown Chico March 9 Wake of the Dead March 17 - Lost Mojo Green with Lo & Behold March 17 - DownLo 2-9pm, ShamErock Fest - 6 bands March 24 Comedy: The Reformed Whores Mike Winfield, Legit Supreme and more! March 28 TURKUAZ plus Amburgers! Apr 5 Delhi 2 Dublin Apr 10 Charlie Overby Apr 13 Andre Nicatina Apr 14 Gene Evaro Jr. and Black Fong Apr 20 Low Flying Birds and Smokey The Groove
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in the 3/25 finale. Sun, 3/11, 6:30pm. White Water Saloon, 5771 Clark Road, Paradise.
KILLER CABARET: A whodunnit murder
MIXTAPE: Top 40, classic rock and pop favorites. Sat, 3/10, 8pm. Unwined Kitchen & Bar, 980 Mangrove Ave.
OPEN MIC: For musicians of all
ages. Sat, 3/10, 7pm. The End Zone, 250 Cohasset Road.
SHUT UP & GET DUMB: The Empty Gate and Mr. Malibu join out-of-town poppy punkers the Shutups, plus Dumb (from Canada!) for a night of loud ’n’ rad rock ’n’ roll. Sat, 3/10, 9pm. $7. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.
SMITTY: Acoustic country and west-
ern. Sat, 3/10, 5pm. Rock House Dining & Espresso, 11865 Highway 70, Yankee Hill. 530-532-1889
SMOKE STATION EXPRESS: Jason Thurston and his band put on a high-energy country rock show. Sat, 3/10, 9pm. White Water Saloon, 5571 Clark Road, Paradise.
THE SONGS OF STEVIE WONDER: See
Friday. Sat, 3/10, 7:30pm. $10-$25. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. 898-6333. chicoperformances.com.
KARAOKE CONTEST: Face off against other singers in the bar’s inaugural karaoke contest. Two winners advance each week to compete
mystery production with the one and only Malteazers where you play a character to help crack the case. Advanced reservations suggested. Sun, 3/11, 6pm. $15. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.
DARLINGSIDE: Americana folk-rock
group juxtaposes beautiful vocal harmonies with dystopian lyrical content on songs from their latest album Extralife. Henry Jamison opens. Mon, 3/12, 7:30pm. $20. Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St.
DONAVON FRANKENREITER: Seriously sentimental songs and laid-back tunes from pro-surfer turned singer-songwriter. Mon, 3/12, 7:30pm. $25-$29. The Rendezvous, 3269 Esplanade, Suite 142.
OPEN MIC MADNESS: Music/comedy open mic hosted by Jimmy Reno. Mon, 3/12, 6pm. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.
BLUES JAM: Funky jam on the river
to benefit Inspire School of Arts & Sciences. Wed, 3/14, 6pm. Scotty’s Landing, 12609 River Road.
ShUTUPS & DUmB
Shut your mouth! Four bands bring the rock Saturday, March 10, at the Maltese, including Oakland duo the Shutups and international ding-dongs Dumb from Vancouver, B.C. The Shutups (pictured) make a ton of noise on trashy pop-punk ditties and Dumb kicks out jangly rock tunes sure to get your feet off the ground. They play with the notorious Empty Gate and the totally rad Mr. Malibu.
COMEDY OPEN MIC: Tell jokes in front of strangers. Totally not intimidating. Wed, 3/14, 8pm. Studio Inn Lounge, 2582 Esplanade.
DRAG KING PROJECT: All-inclusive burlesque from touring dancers Spikey Van Dykey, Tucker Noir, Mad Max Morrison and Papi Churro, plus local kings and queens Wed, 3/14, 10pm. $7. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.
DUFFY’S DANCE NIGHT: DJ Lois and Amburgers spin funk, pop and hiphop. Wed, 3/14, 10pm. Duffy’s Tavern, 337 Main St.
OPEN MIKEFULL: At Paradise’s only open mic, all musicians get two songs or 10 minutes onstage. Wed, 3/14, 7pm. $2. Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, Paradise, 530-877-4995.
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commentary and character study. In large part, it’s a murder mystery by embedded in a stinging Juan-Carlos set of very contemporary Selznick social issues, but its most compelling qualities reside in the intense, multifaceted performance of Diane Kruger as the story’s central figure. Katja Sekerci (Kruger) In the Fade Starring Diane is a freewheeling young Kruger, Numan acar, woman, happily married to Denis moschitto and a Kurdish immigrant with Johannes Krisch. whom she has a small son. Directed by Fatih akin. Pageant Theatre. She’s a doting mom and rated r. a thoroughly smitten wife and still has the freedom to pursue intimacies with her longtime best friend Birgit (Samia Chancrin). Her husband, Nuri (Numan Acar), is at his
office babysitting their son when the explosion of a terrorist bomb kills them both. That plainly sets a whole array of fraught events in motion, all of them more or less predictable, but with very few of them fitting into any comfortable niche, morally or emotionally. The screenplay (co-written by Akin and actor/filmmaker Hark Bohm) divides itself into three titled sections: “Family,” which grapples with the wrenching grief of Katja and those close to her; “Justice,” which plays out as a meticulously convoluted courtroom drama; and “The Sea,” in which Katja tracks the Neo-Nazi couple suspected of the crimes into the seaside resorts of Greece. For some, those three main sections differ
from each other in ways that leave the film with a rather disjointed feeling, overall. For me, however, that disjointedness is central to the film’s abiding concern with the assorted disconnects that plague the characters and the society they find themselves in. And with Kruger’s performance in particular, we get a stingingly nuanced portrait of what all that
might mean in human terms. Part of the special exhilaration of this movie is that while it is plainly averse to any kind of conventional “happy ending,” it does nudge us toward several different possible endings for Katja’s story before arriving at its own actual, and devastatingly trenchant, conclusion. □
FILM SHORTS Reviewers: Bob Grimm and Juan-Carlos Selznick.
Opening this week Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
This film based on Liverpool actor, writer and director Peter Turner’s memoir follows the relationship between a young Turner (Jamie Bell) and legendary leading lady Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978. The couple’s playful affair quickly grows into a deeper relationship. Starts Friday, March 9, 7 p.m. Pageant Theatre. Rated R.
A dark comedy/action movie following businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) as he transitions from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13.
The Hurricane Heist
This action-thriller from the director of The Fast and the Furious franchise is pretty self-explanatory: Thieves attempt a heist against the U.S. Treasury while a hurricane approaches. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13.
Strangers: Prey at Night
In this horror flick, a family goes to stay with some relatives but finds their mobile home park inexplicably deserted, and then they get terrorized by masked psychopaths. Cinemark 14, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R.
A Wrinkle in Time
The classic science fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle gets the blockbuster treatment (complete with Oprah Winfrey). The story follows Meg (Storm Reid), who, along with her brother and friend, is tasked with going
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to space and rescuing her scientist father from an unspeakable evil. Opens Thursday, March 8. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG.
Annihilation is billed as sci-fi/fantasy, and it is both of these without question. On top of that, it is one of the scariest films you will see this year, and could also be classified as a legitimate entry in the horror genre. Alex Garland directs and co-scripted this alien-invasion movie—loosely based on Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel of the same name—that explores themes of selfidentity and love (much like the filmmaker’s 2014 debut, Ex Machina) while mixing in environmental terror involving nightmarish creatures and mutating landscapes. There’s a lot going on in this movie, yet Garland and company balance it all in a stunning piece of brainy entertainment. Only two movies in, Garland proves he’s a first-rate auteur in the sci-fi realm and no slouch with pure drama and in capturing stellar performances. And, without a doubt, he possesses some major horror chops. Annihilation owes a lot to Ridley Scott (Alien), John Carpenter (The Thing) and any incarnation of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, yet it is still original and might be 2018’s first masterpiece. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R —B.G.
With its black superhero and predominantly black cast, and its special mixture of action fantasy and social history, Black Panther is a monumental cultural event. And
a key part of its specialness is that it’s also a richly entertaining movie. Writer-director Ryan Coogler and co-writer Joe Robert Cole have produced a very engaging mixture of action movie and epic/utopian allegory. It’s an impressively mounted production throughout, and even with elements that are routine or generic, it makes fine use of a large and appealing cast. Chadwick Boseman has the title role. He is T’Challa, the newly coronated king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. His Black Panther-infused superpowers derive from vibranium, the super-strong metal that is the basis of Wakanda’s radically advanced technology. A key premise of the tale is that Wakanda has heretofore kept its highly developed civilization hidden from the rest of the world. Eventually, the new king will move to change all that, and Boseman proves to be well attuned to both the warrior and the statesman in the character. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13 —J.C.S.
Horror director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) is at the helm of this remake of the classic 1972 revenge drama, with Bruce Willis taking on the role of vigilante husband/ father made famous by Charles Bronson. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R.
Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star in this dark comedy about a group of friends whose regular game night turns into an actual murder mystery. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R.
A live-action/CGI update of the classic children’s story with James Cordon starring
as the voice of the titular bunny. Cinemark 14, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence again teams up with star Jennifer Lawrence (no relation) in this thriller about an elite Russian spy on a complicated mission involving the CIA and a possible mole. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R.
The Shape of Water
The film, set in the 1960s, is in some strange way director/screenwriter Guillermo del Toro’s version of a Disney flick. In addition to violence, nudity, interspecies sex and cuss words, it has a sweetness to it. In an awesome performance, Sally Hawkins plays Elisa Esposito, a mute cleaning woman at a freaky research facility that gets a new arrival: an Amphibian Man (Doug Jones, wonderfully obscured in practical and CGI makeup). The Amphibian Man is accompanied by its keeper, Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon), a menacing man brandishing a cattle prod. A mishap leads to Richard losing a couple of fingers, and Elisa then gets some alone time with the Amphibian Man. She gives him some hard-boiled eggs and plays music for him, which leads to the two gradually falling in love (yep!) and an escape from the lab. The film is perhaps del Toro’s greatest visual accomplishment. Equally beautiful and fierce, not a second goes by when it isn’t one of the best things put on a screen this past year. Cinemark 14, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R —B.G.
The new film by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) is fully loaded, front and back. The oddball-sounding title signals its offbeat tendencies as well as its plainspoken boldness, and the marquee names at the top of the cast list (Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, etc.) set the tone for the lively gallery of quirky characterizations and vivid performances that propel the story. The eponymous billboards are the work of one Mildred Hayes (McDormand), the grief-scarred mother of a teenage daughter who was raped and murdered. The better part of a year afterward, the police have made no discernible progress with the case, and the aggrieved mother decides to rent the long-neglected billboards and have them emblazoned with a message asking local police chief (Harrelson) for an explanation. The billboards succeed in renewing the murder investigation, but a great deal more than that gets stirred to contentious life in the process. Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R —J.C.S.
The Greatest Showman Cinemark 14. Rated PG.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas Rated PG-13.
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from high-end restaurants serving meatloaf and mac and cheese by to cookbooks Henri and magazines Bourride devoted entirely to the subject. And why not? Don’t we naturally seek comfort in uncomfortable times? Whether the source of our discomfort is the weather, the economy or right-wing politicians spewing insanity and profanity, we want to feel better, and certain foods and their associations—with friendship, family and better times—can be a huge help. Confession: Henri’s comfort foods tend to extend the conventional definition a bit and come from a more widely cast net. In fact, Henri can hardly think of a food or drink that wouldn’t bring at least some degree of comfort— including one of my favorite comfort foods, a Bloody Mary, especially one with two crispy strips of bacon for garnish. That said, Henri has a few standbys that are rather more traditional. The first is mac and cheese, of course. I discovered this delicious variation by Mark Bittman in an issue of Cooking Light magazine. Steakhouse side mac ’n’ cheese 4 teaspoons olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 8 ounces (uncooked) whole-wheat penne pasta or macaroni
3 bacon slices 10 ounces mushrooms, quartered 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 (5-ounce) packages fresh baby spinach 1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400. Coat 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish with 1 teaspoon oil. Set aside. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil; add salt and pasta. Cook for 6 minutes or until just barely tender. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl; reserve 1 cup cooking liquid. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan. Add mushrooms to drippings in pan; cook for 8 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add pepper, garlic and spinach (in batches); cook 3 minutes or until spinach wilts, tossing occasionally. Crumble bacon and set aside. Combine yogurt and cheese in a large bowl, stirring until almost smooth. Add pasta and mushroom/ spinach mixture; toss to combine. Stir in 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid (or more if mixture looks dry). Spoon pasta mixture into prepared dish. Combine crumbled bacon, panko and parsley in a bowl. Drizzle with remaining 3 teaspoons oil; toss to combine. Sprinkle evenly over top of pasta. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and
bubbly. Excellent with a burgandy or pinot noir. Note: For a fun presentation, make individual portions by dividing among ramekins or small ceramic loaf pans. Henri’s slow-cooked turkey thighs with polenta 2 turkey thighs 2 tablespoons olive oil 4-6 garlic cloves, minced 1 large onion, sliced 2 or 3 large bell peppers (red, green and/ or yellow) sliced 3 or 4 large carrots, sliced 3 or 4 celery stalks, sliced 4 cups beef or vegetable broth 1 cup polenta mix (or cornmeal) 1 tablespoon butter
Pour olive oil in large slow cooker, and add turkey thighs. Add vegetables (feel free to experiment with what’s seasonably available), fresh ground salt and pepper and cover with broth. Set cook time at 6 or 8 hours. Check from time to time to make sure vegetables and thighs are still covered with broth. If not, add water or more broth. A half hour before the turkey is done, bring four cups of water to boil in sauce pan. Add the butter and a pinch of salt. Pour polenta in slowly, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and continue to stir until polenta is done (about a half hour). Spoon the cooked polenta into large, shallow soup bowls and ladle the turkey thighs and vegetables on top. Also good with a pinot. A votre confort! □ March 8, 2018
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY For the week oF march 8, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19): The men
who work on offshore oil rigs perform demanding, dangerous tasks on a regular basis. If they make mistakes, they may get injured or befoul the sea with petroleum. As you might guess, the culture on these rigs has traditionally been macho, stoic, and hard-driving. But in recent years, that has changed at one company. Shell Oil’s workers in the U.S. were trained by Holocaust survivor Claire Nuer to talk about their feelings, be willing to admit errors, and soften their attitudes. As a result, the company’s safety record has improved dramatically. If macho dudes toiling on oil rigs can become more vulnerable and open and tenderly expressive, so can you, Aries. And now would be a propitious time to do it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How will
you celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump, and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of champagne, a gourmet feast and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next chapter, I suggest that you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On April 23,
1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: water, barley and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500-plus years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest that you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It’s an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): What’s
your most frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It’s even possible you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: “It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.”
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In his book Whis-
tling in the Dark, author Frederick Buechner writes that the ancient Druids took “a special interest in in-between things like mistletoe, which is neither quite a plant nor quite a tree, and mist, which is neither quite rain nor quite air, and dreams, which are neither quite waking nor quite sleep.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, in-between phenomena will be your specialty in the coming weeks. You will also thrive in relationship to anything that lives in two worlds or that has paradoxical qualities. I hope you’ll exult in the educational delights that come from your willingness to be teased and mystified.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The English
word “velleity” refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site, but can’t summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another. But the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishy-washy wishes into potent action plans—and then actually carry out those plans.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the 2002
film Spider-Man, there’s a scene where the character Mary Jane slips on a spilled
by rob brezsny drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spider-Man, disguised as his alter ego Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk and bowl of jello before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say they didn’t use CGI to render this scene. The lead actor, Tobey Maguire, allegedly accomplished it in real life—although it took 156 takes before he finally mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio
mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of “the art of roughness” and “the uncontrolled element in life.” He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents,” he said. “Yet when I look back I see a pattern.” I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
I suspect that in July and August you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades. But right now, I’m advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest that your ability to capitalize fully on the future’s rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. Making the most of today’s small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you
saw the animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions’ roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own—an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions—illusions that you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According
to my assessment of the astrological omens, you’re in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears. You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties. You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! YOU ARE POTENTIALLY ON THE VERGE OF AN UNPRECEDENTED BREAKTHROUGH! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest.
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I do a lot
of self-editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away over a thousand pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his award-winning stories in a single night, and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning about three weeks from now, an Ellison-style strategy might be more warranted.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CHICO ENRICHMENT CENTER at 1225 Oleander Ave Chico, CA 95926. AMANDA NICOLE PICKREN 1225 Oleander Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: AMANDA PICKREN Dated: February 1, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000174 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
962 Kovak Court Chico, CA 95973. BIDWELL SENIOR CARE SERVICES INC 966 Kovak Court Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: LYNETTE N. DORENZO, CEO/OWNER Dated: February 2, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000178 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as COUNTRY HOUSE, COUNTRY VILLAGE CARE at 966 Kovak Court Chico, CA 95973. BIDWELL SENIOR CARE SERVICES INC 966 Kovak Court Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: LYNETTE N. DORENZO, CEO/OWNER Dated: February 2, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000179 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as NORTHSTATE CLINICAL SERVICES at 48 Hanover Lane, Suite 2 Chico, CA 95973. ALFRED GOMES Jr 225 W Lassen Ave., Apt 1 Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ALFRED L GOMES, JR. Dated: February 5, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000187 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINEES NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as ALL ABOUT EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES, ALL ABOUT PETS VETERINARY HOSPITAL at 1900 Mangrove Ave #50 Chico, CA 95926. ALL ABOUT VETERINARY SERVICES, PC 1900 Mangrove Ave Ste 50 Chico, CA 95926. This business in conducted by a Corporation. Signed: DAWN M ALVES, DVM CEO Dated: January 31, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000165 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as AAA SAFETY AUTO GLASS at 2961 Hwy 32 Suite 14 Chico, CA 95973. BASSAM ELHINDI 2161 Hartford Drive #148 Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an individual. Signed: BASSAM ELHINDI Dated: January 17, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000085 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as PARISH PLACE at 6197 Skyway Paradise, CA 95969. CASSANDRA MARIN WALLING 691 Camellia Dr Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: CASSANDRA WALLING Dated: January 9, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000046 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as COMMONS AT COUNTRY VILLAGE CARE at
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as GOLDILOCKS STUDIO at 315 Wall St Suite 11 Chico, CA
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95928. JODI L KREBS 1085 Glenwood Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JODI KREBS Dated: January 16, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000078 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as GABRIELLAS at 6433 Skyway Paradise, CA 95969. GABRIELL HERNDON 5893 Golden Oaks Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: GABRIELL HERNDON Dated: February 8, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000209 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as BAYWOOD REAL ESTATE at 180 E 4th Street Suite 120 Chico, CA 95928. BAYWOOD COMPANY, INC 1275 East Lindo Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: PETER TICHININ, PRESIDENT Dated: February 7, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000193 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are conducting business as CHRISTS TIDINGS ORGANIZATION, CTO at 15700 Fitzgerald Dr Forest Ranch, CA 95942. COMMUNITY TENNIS ORGANIZATION 15700 Fitzgerald Dr Forest Ranch, CA 95942. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: MARTHA K. MORRISON, PRESIDENT Dated: January 30, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000159 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as HOME AGAIN HOUSECLEANING at 776 College Hill Rd Paradise, CA 95969. LINDSAY MICHELLE NELSON 776 College Hill Rd Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: LINDSAY M. NELSON Dated: January 16, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000243 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as ACQUIRE REALTY at 101 York Drive Chico, CA 95926. DEBRA ANDERSON 101 York Drive Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: DEBRA ANDERSON Dated: February 6, 2018
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as BOBKAT PROPERTY SERVICES, BPS, BPS PROPERTIES at 466 Vallombrosa Ave Chico, CA 95926. BOBKAT BUILDERS INC 466 Vallombrosa Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: BROOKE SHELTON, OWNER Dated: February 7, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000198 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as CHICO UPCYCLE DESIGNS at 3346 Nord Ave Chico, CA 95973. AIMEE ALARID 3346 Nord Ave Chico, CA 95973. JULIE ELLEN 1356 Ravenshoe Way Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: AIMEE ALARID Dated: January 31, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000163 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following perons are doing business as ORO DAM CAR WASH at 2525 Feather River Blvd Oroville, CA 95965. FADI ABDULMASIH 424 Windham Way Chico, CA 95973. RITA ABDULMASIH 424 Windham Way Chico, CA 95973. ORO DAM CAR WASH INC 424 Windham Way Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: FADI ABDULMASIH, OWNER Dated: February 14, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000237 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as CATHY’S SEW AND VAC, HONEY RUN QUILTERS at 2418 Cohasset Rd Chico, CA 95926. CATHY ANN JENKS 14444 Richardson Springs Rd Chico, CA 95973. DANIEL SCOTT JENKS 14444 Richardson Springs Rd Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by A Married Couple. Signed: CATHY ANN JENKS Dated: December 26, 2017 FBN Number: 2017-0001686 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as ALL THE BEST VIDEO at
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2422 Cohasset Rd Chico, CA 95926. CATHY ANN JENKS 14444 Richardson Springs Rd Chico, CA 95973. DANIEL SCOTT JENKS 14444 Richardson Springs Rd Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by A Married Couple. Signed: CATHY ANN JENKS Dated: December 26, 2017 FBN Number: 2017-0001685 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as VALLEYWIDE PAINTING AND FINISHES at 460 E Sacramento Ave Chico, CA 95926. NEIL ANDREW DOOLEY 460 E Sacramento Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: NEIL DOOLEY Dated: February 14, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000233 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as HOLISTIC PLAYGROUNDS UNLIMITED at 329 Antelope Creek Ave Chico, CA 95973. FRANK REALE 329 Antelope Creek Ave Chico, CA 95973. JAN REALE 329 Antelope Creek Ave Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by A Married Couple. Signed: JANICE REALE Dated: February 12, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000222 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as RED DOG PHYSICS at 1866 Lodge Pine Ln Chico, CA 95926. ERIC JAMES AYARS 1866 Lodge Pine Ln Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ERIC AYARS Dated: February 12, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000224 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as WHITE VELVET MARKET at 18 Westerdahl Court Chico, CA 95973. KIMBERLY ANN CABRAL 18 Westerdahl Court Chico, CA 95973. This business in conducted by an Individual. Signed: KIM CABRAL Dated: February 13, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000225 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as VILMA AUTO SALES at 2961 Highway 32 Suite 1 Chico, CA 95973. AYMAN MOHAMAD KHALIL 8238 Leesburg Way Elk Grove, CA 95624. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: AYMAN KHALIL Dated: February 23, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000262 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CUTTING ROOM at 1030 Village Lane, Suite 185 Chico, CA 95926. BRIAN LOGUE 4 Bartram Terrace Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: BRIAN LOGUE Dated: February 22, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000260 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as FIFTH SUN at 495 Ryan Ave Chico, CA 95973. GONZALES ENTERPRISES, INC. 495 Ryan Ave Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: DANIEL GONZALES Dated: January 22, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000114 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as SOILLOGIX, WILSON’S ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS at 3472 Comfort Lane Concow, CA 95965. CORINE ELAINE WILSON 3472 Comfort Lane Concow, CA 95965. LARRY N WILSON JR 3472 Comfort Lane Concow, CA 95965. This business is conducted by A Married Couple. Signed: CORINE E. WILSON Dated: February 7, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000197 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CA SALES at 542 B Street Biggs, CA 95917. CRAIG L ANDES 542 B Street Biggs, CA 95917. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: CRAIG ANDES Dated: February 14, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000235 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as PEGASUS UI DESIGN at 555 Vallombrosa Ave #72 Chico, CA 95926. XIAOHU XU 555 Vallombrosa Ave #72 Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: XIAOHU XU Dated: February 22, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000259 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as PERFECTLY IMPERFECT at 3116 Coronado Rd Chico, CA 95973. ASHLEY MCMAHAN 3116 Coronado Rd Chico, CA 95973. MARIA MCMAHAN 3116 Coronado Rd Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by
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a General Partnership. Signed: MARIA MCMAHAN Dated: February 14, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000229 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as PLANT BURGER at 5161 Eden Road Paradise, CA 95969. BERLYN HALE 5161 Eden Road Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: BERLYN HALE Dated: February 23, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000271 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as DATADANCER MEDICAL SYSTEMS at 1644 Laurel Street Chico, CA 95928. MICHAEL L KOHUT 1644 Laurel Street Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: MICHAEL L. KOHUT Dated: February 16, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000247 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as BEYOND THE BARN at 1785 Heron Lane Chico, CA 95926. LAURA MARIE HAZEL 1785 Heron Lane Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: LAURA M. HAZEL Dated: February 7, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000206 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CANOPY HAIR STUDIO at 1245 Mangrove Avenue Chico, CA 95926. REBECCA M WALKER 23 San Ramon Drive Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: REBECCA M WALKER Dated: February 14, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000238 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as WORTHINGTON MEDIA SERVICES at 1605 Downing Ave, Apt 3 Chico, CA 95926. JEFFREY PAUL WORTHINGTON 1605 Downing Ave, Apt 3 Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JEFFREY WORTHINGTON Dated: February 28, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000289 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as HEROS CORNER GAMES AND MERCHANDISE at 1380 East Ave Ste 116 Chico, CA 95926-7349. ROBERT MCINTOSH 15 Woodside Lane Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ROBERT MCINTOSH Dated: January 29, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000141 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as VASHTI NATURAL SKINCARE at 113 W Lindo Ave #7 Chico, CA 95926. MARILYNN HUDSON 113 W Lindo Ave #7 Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: MARILYNN HUDSON Dated: February 27, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000285 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as OLD CHICO REALTORS at 180 E. 4th Street Suite 120 Chico, CA 95928. PETER TICHININ 1275 E. Lindo Ave. Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: PETER TICHININ Dated: February 27, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000287 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as HAVEN OF HOPE ON WHEELS at 79 Rolling Hills Ct Oroville, CA 95966. OROVILLE SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC. 79 Rolling Hills Ct Oroville, CA 95966. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: KEVIN THOMPSON, CEO Dated: February 8, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000211 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as HAVEN OF HOPE RESOURCE CENTER at 3110 Myers St Oroville, CA 95966. OROVILLE SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION INC. 79 Rolling Hills Ct Oroville, CA 95966. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: KEVIN THOMPSON, CEO Dated: February 27, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000284 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as YESCA CLOTHING at 1145 W 2nd St #3 Chico, CA 95928. BAILEY SCOTT NOWLIN
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TUCKER 1145 W 2nd St #3 Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: BAILEY TUCKER Dated: February 21, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000256 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as JOHN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE at 236A W East Ave #350 Chico, CA 95926. JOHN FREDERICK INNOCENTI 714 Bradford Ct Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JOHN F INNOCENTI Dated: February 16, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000248 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as JAS ADVERTISING at 168 Estates Drive Chico, CA 95928. JONATHAN GRAHAM 168 Estates Drive Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JON GRAHAM Dated: January 30, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000158 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as ROJO LOCO ENTERPRISES at 2 Griffith Park Ln Chico, CA 95928. RON GILMORE 704 Fremont Ave Apt F South Pasadena, CA 91030. JORGE SALAS 2 Griffith Park Lane Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: JORGE SALAS Dated: March 5, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000304 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as TNTSHIRTS at 766 Plumas Ave Oroville, CA 95965. DONALD TIMOTHY DAVIS 766 Plumas Ave Oroville, CA 95965. TERESA ANN DAVIS 766 Plumas Ave Oroville, CA 95965. This business is conducted by A Married Couple. Signed: TERESA DAVIS Dated: February 27, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000282 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as CHICO AUTO CENTER at 2267 Esplanade Chico, CA 95926. ANNE M MONLUX, TRUSTEE 24 Shari Lane Chico, CA 95928. GUY R MONLUX, TRUSTEE 24 Shari Lane Chico, CA 95928. This busines is conducted by a Trust. Signed: GUY MONLUX Dated: February 26, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000280 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KATHLEEN RENEE SMITH filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: KATHLEEN RENEE SMITH Proposed name: KATHLEEN RENEE DAHLSTROM 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 objection 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: March 23, 2018 Time: 9:00am Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: February 2, 2018 Case Number: 18CV00282 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MOHAMMAD REZA AND FNU SHAISTA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: MOHAMMAD REZA FNU SHAISTA FNU ZAHEEDUL RAHMAN FNU SAMIU RAHMAN Proposed name: MOHAMMAD REZA NEKSIAR SHAISTA NEKSIAR ZAHEEDUL RAHMAN NEKSIAR SAMIUL RAHMAN NEKSIAR 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 objection 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: March 23, 2018 Time: 9:00am Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave
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Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: January 29, 2018 Case Number: 18CV00250 Published: February 15,22, March 1,8, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KATHRYN RATHER, STEVEN VINCENT filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: ACE ATTICUS VINCENT Proposed name: ACE ATTICUS RATHER 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 objection 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: March 23, 2018 Time: 9:00am Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: February 2, 2018 Case Number: 18CV00319 Published: February 22, March 1,8,15, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner TONI SUZOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: ASHLEE NICOLE RYDEN Proposed name: ASHLEE NICOLE SUZOR 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 objection 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: March 30, 2018 Time: 9:00am Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA
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Dated: February 2, 2018 Case Number: 18CV00360 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: CHONG LOR Proposed name: CHONG LEE 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 objection 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: April 20, 2018 Time: 9:00am Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: February 14, 2018 Case Number: 18CV00274 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SEE VANG & ZELEE LOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: MOUA LOR Proposed name: MOUA MONG LEE 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 objection 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: March 23, 2018 Time: 9:00am Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: February 2, 2018 Case Number: 18CV00299 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
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NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF TEHAMA, CASE NO. 17CI-000194. NOTICE TO DEFENDANT, JAMES JACKSON., FROM PLAINTIFF JEM EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING, LLC, BY AND THROUGH ITS COUNSEL OF RECORD, JERRY P. REMPEL, STANDER REUBENS THOMAS KINSEY, 1459 HUMBOLDT RD STE D, CHICO CA 95928-9100, T: (530) 895-8927; F: (530) 895-8971. Defendant, JAMES JACKSON, is being provided notice that a Petition has been filed requesting an Order Expelling Defendant as a Member from JEM EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING, LLC. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. A complete copy of all pleadings can be obtained from counsel for Plaintiff by you contacting him at the address, telephone or fax numbers noted above. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after legal papers are served on you to file a written response at Tehama County Superior Courthouse located 1740 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080 and have a copy served on the plaintiff at counsel’s office which address is noted above. A letter or phone call will no protect you. Your written response must be a proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and cost on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
PLAINTIFF: BUTTE COUNTY CREDIT BUREAU A CORP NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The Court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Butte 1775 Concord Avenue Chico, CA 95928 LIMITED CIVIL CASE The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney is: JOSEPH L SELBY (#249546) Law Office of Ferris & Selby 2607 Forest Avenue Ste 130 Chico, CA 95928. (530) 366-4290 Dated: June 3, 2017 Signed: KIMBERLY FLENER Case Number: 17CV01436 Published: March 8,15,22,29, 2018
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MARGARET ELIZABETH RIEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: MARGARET ELIZABETH RIEN Proposed name: ELIZABETH RIEN 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 objection 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: April 20, 2018 Time: 9:00am Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: February 14, 2018 Case Number: 18CV00403 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner SEE VANG & ZELEE LOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: GER LOR Proposed name: PAKER LEE 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 objection 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: March 23, 2018 Time: 9:00am Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: February 2, 2018 Case Number: 18CV00298 Published: March 1,8,15,22, 2018
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The following houses were sold in Butte county by real estate agents or private parties during the week of February 19, 2018 – February 23, 2018 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 522 Nord Ave #20 7 Woodside Ln 610 Olive St 15051 Woodland Park Dr 430 Scarlet Oak Dr 14694 Wood Dr 14112 Racine Cir 14206 Wingate Cir 1693 16th St 1972 Fogg Ave 80 Apica Ave
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