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Chico’s missed opportunity On Tuesday evening (June 19), Oroville’s City Council
voted in favor of placing a cannabis-related sales tax measure on the November ballot. It’s a step that the panel needed to take urgently, since the deadline for inclusion in the upcoming general election is around the corner. While commercial marijuana activity is currently prohibited in Oroville, since January city leaders have been contemplating legalization, including cultivation and retail activities, under Proposition 64. Like Chico, Oroville is facing crushing pension obligations. The City of Gold also is anticipating a general fund deficit of nearly $2 million—attributed mainly to rising CalPERS costs. Commercial cannabis may not be a cure-all for the municipality, but it’s one way to generate muchneeded revenues. Indeed, there are models in place in other regions up and down the state. One is in nearby Shasta Lake City, which, population-wise, is roughly half the size of Oroville. There, in 2017, taxes from marijuana sales generated half a million dollars. (And that was just medical.) In Oroville, insolvency is a real concern. That’s likely what compelled five of the city’s seven elected officials to move forward on this issue. Moreover, they probably realize that prohibition is driving
residents to other communities, such as Marysville. People who use the herb are going to get it one way or another—from the black market that still exists or from proactive communities willing to embrace the benefits of legal sales. Interestingly, the same evening, during its regular meeting, the Chico City Council’s conservative majority passed on an opportunity to discuss putting a sales tax increase on the November ballot (see “Trusts, taxes and … top hats?” Newslines, page 9). That would-be talk was not in reference to cannabis, but rather a general sales tax that the Chico Chamber of Commerce has been lobbying city leaders to consider. The conservatives clearly aren’t in favor of upping the sales tax—and that’s a position shared by the CN&R. However, they also are staunchly opposed to considering commercial cannabis and its potential revenue stream—and that’s a missed opportunity. As the largest city in Butte County, Chico has the potential to generate a significant amount of tax revenue from marijuana sales and tourism. Under its current leadership, that’s not going to happen. And by the time such discussions take place in the City of Trees, Oroville will be well ahead of the game. Ω
Questions W nuts with constant “why” questions? Why is there dew on the grass in the morning? Why do leaves turn ere you one of those kids who drove her parents
red and fall to the ground? Why do horses whinny? I was one of those kids. And really, I’m still that kid—always wondering why, forever curious about, well, just about everything. Whether by nature or by nurture (probably both), I possess a seemingly bottomless well of inquisitiveness. But I know that having a thriving curiosity is a good thing for one’s brain plasticity, so I’m by glad I have it. Shannon Sometimes I still wonder about Rooney natural phenomena, such as dew on The author, a Chico the grass and the number of stars resident, is a writer in the skies, but every day I have and editor. many other “whys” crossing my mind. Here are a few: Why can we watch Syrian children coughing, frothing, gasping from a chemical attack? Why can we watch nursing babies being ripped away from their
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mothers at the U.S.-Mexico border? How can we watch this on the morning news, turn off the high-def television, and drive to work or the gym or anywhere and not be out on the streets pouring out our outrage that this is happening to children anywhere in our world? Why do we go to supermarkets and push our carts like Stepford wives and husbands, making selections from the meat department, while knowing how factory farms and slaughterhouses treat animals using the most abhorrent practices, completely devoid of compassion? How can people fill up their carts with meat obtained in such a manner? Why do we condemn the homeless while people born with silver spoons in their mouths jet and yacht all over the world leaving mammoth carbon footprints and squandering resources that could provide for countless people in our communities where unhoused developmentally disabled people, mentally ill people, physically ill people, traumatized vets and others attempt to find shelter from the elements and food to eat (not to mention appropriate places for unavoidable human functions)? I know I’m not the only one with why questions. What has you wondering “Why?” Ω
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new dark chapter Like a lot of parents, when I first read about the Justice Department’s new policy of separating migrant kids from their parents, I couldn’t help but think of my child. I still can’t wrap my head around what it would be like for him to be confined within a chain-link fence in some warehouse near the border. For starters, Henry’s a medically fragile kid. The list of what ails him is too long to go into in this space, but A) he doesn’t walk well, and B) several of his conditions result in pain. That is to say, spending his days and nights without the comforts of home would be tremendously difficult for him physically. Plus, who would give him his medicine? Who would make sure my finicky eater got enough nourishment? Who would make sure his cold didn’t once again turn into pneumonia? Indeed, who would care for him like his father and I would? The answer: nobody. We know our child better than anyone, and it’s in his best interest that we care for him. Most parents can relate. I also can’t fathom the toll it would take on him emotionally. Henry’s a sensitive kid. He’s attuned to other people’s feelings— among the first to ask what’s wrong when someone appears sad, hurt or angry. Because he has a developmental disability, he wouldn’t understand why he was taken from me or how long our separation would last. Come to think of it, no one knows the latter. That’s because this is a new policy under President Trump—previous administrations, irrespective of party, haven’t treated migrant families with such disdain. Illegal border crossings by frightened people seeking refuge in the land of the free were treated as misdemeanors and addressed largely by immigration courts, not federal criminal courts. Their babies weren’t taken from them, and it’s not an exaggeration to say it that way. The government has established so-called “tender age” shelters for kids under the age of 13, including infants and toddlers. They are run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement within the Department of Health and Human Services. Government officials from that agency reported this week that more than 2,300 children have been separated from their families since May. Trump could end this practice at any time. Instead, he lies and says this is the Democrats’ policy. Instead, he acts as though the U.S. is at war with these refugees. Instead, he likens them to fleas who are attempting to “infest our country.” Meanwhile, the president’s toadies can’t keep up with his deflections. Stephen Miller, the adviser who’s regarded as the chief architect of the strategy, told The New York Times it reflects a “zero-tolerance” stance on illegal entry. Meanwhile, Kirstjen Nielsen, the head of Homeland Security, denied the existence of such a policy. But they can’t escape this fact: Separating families is occurring now, and it hasn’t in the past. Medical experts have weighed in on the consequences to the well-being of these children. According to the American Psychological Association, we’re talking about potentially “long-lasting psychological damage.” The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics called it “government-sanctioned child abuse.” What’s frightening is that it’s just the latest unthinkable scenario in this new dark chapter of our nation’s history—something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime.
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Note to a hero Re “A welcome home?” (Newslines, by Ashiah Scharaga, June 14): I know and admire Ron Reed. He is one of my heroes. But I believe he and others made two mistakes. The first is that he presents this as “transitional housing,” not housing. It implies that there will be transients, and assumes there will be housing to transition to. In Butte County, the state and the nation, there is a shortage of affordable housing; by design, we lack housing and mental health care. We built it that way. The second is staff providing “crowd control.” Imagine a courtroom where the jurors got the first hour to present their ideas on how they will dispense justice, then have the victims and defendants submit their questions and objections on cards that one of the jurors will then read to the judge and witnesses for their responses. The process is insulting, makes clear that no one is there to truly listen, and the public be damned by
the experts. There is no room for heart-to-heart discussion on how we all want our neighborhoods to grow and develop and our fellow humans to be cared for. Much like what I experienced at the forum on Chapmantown’s annexation. So, if you care, make yourself comfortable. This will take a while. Richard Roth Chico
Take care with labels Re “Over the rainbow” (Healthlines, by Evan Tuchinsky, June 14): I was identified in the article as a “lesbian.” As a culture we have had significant growth, awareness and a shift in the paradigm. When I was 40 (I am close to 51 now), I overheard my roommates who were in college talking about gender issues. I approached them: “That! That! is what I would like to know about”—the word was Trans*. Since that time I have identified as trans* or Two Spirit, as I am Native American, Cherokee, and in
that part of my culture understanding both genders is valued and revered. My gender is somewhere in the middle; I have never felt female and I have no idea what it feels like to be male. I have wanted to be a “boy” as far back in my memory as I can remember, yet I have chosen not to transition, yet. I prefer the use of the pronouns they/them/their, but mostly I say just use my name, Kris; I have always said I am just Kris, and I am just a human.
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of prejudice. He promised to “eat [his] credential” if I spent “even an hour in a teacher education class.” Well, I studied for two semesters in the teacher credential program and assisted at a school for troubled teens. Care for salt? I experienced “extreme antiAmerican” liberalism and common liberalism in college. Maybe Hlebica’s experience was different from mine. Maybe we perceived similar experiences differently. Apparently, Joe McCarthy’s “He’s Communist Party” has been replaced with new Joe’s “He’s NRA!” Old tactics repackaged. “To the Central Committee. I’m am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the NRA.” His question, “Explain the nondifference of that cause and effect,” is labored syntax, but I’ll try. To “let” white males commit school shootings indicates a predisposition. To “make” them suggests a proactive influence. When the education system blames whites, Americans and males for the world’s woes, as it certainly does, teens so embodied may personalize the blame. Some may vent violently. Create meaning that students can relate to in their own lives, and they will learn … even selfnegatives: Educational Psychology 101. Peter Bridge Ord Bend
Where’s the apology? Chico Vice Mayor Reanette Fillmer did grab me during recess at the June 5 City Council meeting. As a queer black Christian woman living in Chico, I refuse to allow my voice suppressed or my truth jaded by white privilege or discriminate journaling. After a member of the Justice4Desmond team presented documented quotes of hate speech from members of Chico First, a verbal confrontation broke out between several Chico First members and David Phillips, father of Desmond Phillips, a 25-year-old black man murdered by Chico PD on March 17, 2017. It was during this time I was confronted by Vice Mayor Fillmer and was advised to withhold my comments and protests so that the City Council meeting could end at a reasonable hour. After I showed Fillmer clear disgust and disregard for her
advisement, I turned to walk away from her and she grabbed me on my right forearm. I deserve an apology for her blatant disregard of my rights, lack of professionalism and disrespect for boundaries. I deserve compassion for my life and my personal space to not be threatened by a white elitist in power, especially in my own community. And as a black woman, I deserve to be trusted by society. Kat Lee Chico
Pick a side Two quotes: “The FAKE NEWS media…. @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @ CNN … is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People.” Donald Trump, February 2018. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;” First Amendment, U.S. Constitution, December 1791. Republicans! I’m curious to know, which side are you on? Dean Carrier Paradise
Caged children Looking back at the arc of Nazi Germany’s decline into the Holocaust, people who know the many positive characteristics of the German people (or individuals among them) have sought to identify the point at which Hitler’s administration crossed the line into abject evil. The question then becomes how and why did a seemingly good and decent citizenry not recognize that juncture. The modern equivalent is before us now in the U.S. Any decent human should recognize it. Regardless of the answer history provides as to Nazi Germany, it is clear that 50 years hence, historians will identify the new Justice Department policy separating immigrant children from their parents in order to “gain leverage” over the battered, beaten and hopeless humans who cross our borders seeking simply protection, as this administration’s Rubicon, if the line has not already been crossed. The fact that Trump unabashedly and without the slightest justification turns and blames
his opponents, in this case “the Democrats,” for his own action just affirms the unmitigated Satanic quality of his actions. This is the point at which even his most ardent supporters, if they have any claim at morality or conscience at all, must step back and denounce him. Norman Beecher Chico
If you have been surprised by the daily reports of inhumane actions implemented by Mr. Trump, you have not been paying attention. He signaled the nation early as to which way the winds would be blowing in his administration, when he installed a portrait of his favorite president, Andrew Jackson. Jackson can be remembered for his heartless policies toward Native Americans, including the Trail of Tears. Our current administration is now warehousing innocent immigrant children along our borders and unashamedly citing scripture to support its actions! Their policies toward historical friends can be characterized as illogical, condescending and insulting, while they simultaneously embrace despots. You might ask how our policies have gone so wrong, so fast. In terms of providing insight, Mr. Trump may be a blessing in disguise. As his words and policies worsen, his appeal among Republicans continues to rise; in that sense his policies may be logical. Is his support indicative of a nation suddenly changed or is this who we really are and have always been? Perhaps Mr. Trump has shown us what kind of people we are? Maybe this is what being great again means or perhaps today is the day to decide what kind of people we want to become? Roland Lamarine Chico
Following the money Emolument clause: prohibits federal officeholders from receiving any gift, payment, or other thing of value from a foreign state or its rulers, officers, or representatives. President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law raked in at least $82 million in outside income while serving as senior advisers to the president during 2017. A glaring highlight in Ivanka
Trump’s financial disclosures is the $3.9 million she received from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington. One wonders what daddy made. We may never know because Trump believes the “King’s business” is nobody’s business but his own. Ivanka has been awarded 13 trademarks in China, with another eight pending approval in the next three months. The trademarks allow her brand to market a lifetime’s worth of her company’s products in China. Meanwhile, Jared continues to use his position of power to influence foreign investments with his real estate companies. Don Jr. and Eric are cavorting around the globe selling condos and opening golf courses. Of course, daddy doesn’t know about any of this: he ignores laws, and he’s too busy counting his money. This is criminal behavior, but is anyone surprised the Republican Congress doesn’t care? Question is, do the American people? Roger S. Beadle Chico
More on immigrant kids Oh, little darling of mine I can’t for the life of me Remember a sadder day I know they say let it be Just don’t work out that way In the course of a lifetime runs Over and over again No, I would not give you false hope On this strange and mournful day But the mother and child reunion Is only a motion away Oh, little darling of mine I just can’t believe it’s so Though it seems strange to say I’ve never been laid so low Such a mysterious way And the course of a lifetime runs Over and over again ... Oh, the mother and child reunion Is only a motion away ... —Paul Simon “Mother and Child Reunion” Kenneth B. Keith Los Molinos
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Veterans Housing Development Corp. and Urban Housing Communities plan to create three two-story apartment buildings at 1993 Bruce Road to serve more than 50 veterans and their families who earn between 30 percent and 50 percent of the area median household income. Chico Veterans Village also would include case management and offices occupied by the Chico Veterans Resource Center, as well as a community center, basketball court and garden. The $25 million project will be primarily funded by California’s Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program. The Planning Commission will decide whether to approve the project tonight (June 21) at 6 p.m. during its regular meeting in the City Council chambers. Brad Long, senior regional site director of Veterans Resource Centers of America, said given the percentage of homeless veterans in California, “we know that we have to make a pretty large effort to create as many housing
JURY TRIAL SOUGHT
The family of Tyler Rushing, who was killed in Chico last summer, filed a wrongful death complaint and demand for a jury trial on June 8 in federal district court. Rushing died almost one year ago, on July 23, 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 allege that those involved behaved negligently and used “excessive and unreasonable force” against their son, making decisions “motivated by evil motive or intent” and involving “reckless or callous indifference.” They are seeking compensatory, general, special and punitive damages, statutory penalties and attorney’s fees and costs.
GUTIERREZ EKES OUT PROMOTION
In a reversal of the election-night returns, Graciela Gutierrez wound up narrowly winning the race for Butte County auditor-controller. The final results of the June 5 election had Gutierrez (pictured) edging Kathryn Mathes by 271 votes out of 48,360 cast— just over a half-percent difference. Election night, Mathes had a 467-vote advantage, 1.4 percent. The Clerk-Recorder Office certified the election results Wednesday morning (July 20). Gutierrez, currently assistant auditorcontroller, will succeed retiring David Houser. Mathes, Chico’s city accounting manager, has five days to request a recount. 8
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Building on a legacy CHIP marks 45 years of affordable housing—and growth with a doctorate from Virginia Tech, W little did she know that time spent in an hen Kris Zappettini returned to Chico
aerobics class also would prove significant to launching her career in affordable housing. story and Zappettini, a San photo by Francisco native who’d Evan Tuchinsky received bachelor’s eva nt u c h i ns k y @ and master’s degrees n ew srev i ew. c o m at Chico State, studied multiple aspects of housing: environmental CHIP bits: issues, interior design For more on the for elderly and disabled organization and its residents, historic presanniversary, visit ervation. Looking for chiphousing.org employment, she found CHIP: the Community Housing Improvement Program, which two years earlier—in 1991—had changed its name from Chico Housing Improvement Program to reflect its broader regional reach. When Zappettini walked into the office, she recognized the executive director at the time, Elizabeth Moore, as one of her former aerobics students. Moore didn’t have a job to offer but did need help on an extensive federal grant application. Zappettini agreed to assist.
“For no pay,” Jill Quezada, CHIP’s director of homeownership, noted with a chuckle. CHIP got the grant, to fund “self-help housing”—dwellings for low-income residents who work together on the construction. That led to a part-time job for Zappettini, as a rural/urban self-help specialist, in 1994. She’s been with CHIP ever since, this year assuming the position of interim executive director after the departure of Dave Ferrier, who’d held the post for 25 of his 35 years with the organization. Zappettini agreed to lead CHIP until the board hires a permanent successor; she’s not applying. Even apart from the leadership change, this is a momentous year for CHIP. The nonprofit—founded by Chico State students, who formed a partnership with the city and the university—is commemorating its 45th anniversary with a series of events marking its accomplishments. The latest was last Tuesday (June 12), coinciding with National Homeownership Month, when CHIP broke ground on a 23-home project in Corning. Meanwhile, Quezada said, a 38-home development is nearing completion in Orland, where CHIP also has a parcel prepped for 33 homes; building continues in Cottonwood (32 houses) and Oroville
(eight). Planning is underway for a Chico rental complex, next to CHIP’s Murphy Commons, across from Marsh Junior High. “City-centric to now multiple counties, I think, is an excellent example of the impact we’ve had—and the continued need,” Zappettini said during a recent interview. Including all its services—housing, property
management, education and support— CHIP’s footprint covers seven counties. The organization has built over 2,000 housing units. “CHIP has a great staff and a system in place to continue building those houses,” said Dave Burkland, a former Chico city manager who chairs CHIP’s board. He referred to construction of houses as “the most significant thing” CHIP does, evidenced by “the number of people who are in safe, decent housing in Orland, Gridley, Red Bluff, Corning, Cottonwood, Oroville”—and, of course, Chico. Burkland worked at CHIP for nine years starting in 1983, the week after Ferrier joined as assistant director. Burkland was a contractor; because the organization used his license in credentialing for its work, he simultaneously served as a board member from his first day as an employee. Before leaving for a job in the city’s housing
department, he’d earned the nickname “Dr. Rehab.” CHIP initially focused on rehabilitating low-income housing in south Chico. By the late 1970s, the board looked to build new housing, which it did in the early ’80s in Oroville (11 self-help houses) and east Chico (66-unit co-op Turning Point Commons and 33-unit rental property La Vista Verde). “Over time … we became more of a developer than just a neighborhood nonprofit,” said Ferrier, who four months ago became housing director for the Rural Community Assistance Corp., a financing nonprofit. He’s moving to Portland but plans to return for CHIP’s Rock the House fundraiser Nov. 16 at the Sierra Nevada Big Room. In transitioning from CHIP’s grassroots origins, Ferrier continued, “the board had to make a conscious decision to grow in a way that [meant] we weren’t the same, small, close-knit organization—and, yet, we were able to have a much greater impact.” Around the time of this shift, in 1978, a
recent law school graduate named Andy Holcombe arrived at a town he’d never heard of as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. He intended to go into the Peace Corps—destination: Senegal—but accepted an assignment to Butte County Legal Services (now Legal Services of Northern California) to work on housing issues. Ten VISTA volunteers came to Chico that year; eight went to CHIP, while he worked with CHIP. “And essentially never left,” Holcombe added. A housing rights attorney, he served two terms on the Chico City Council (2004-12), including two years as mayor, and joined CHIP’s board in 2015. He said the 45th anniversary presents an opportunity to raise awareness about a group that occasionally meets resistance. “Our self-help housing developments are a success that benefit not only our clients but [also] a community,” Holcombe said. “Yet there are cities and small towns that aren’t as welcoming as others. Frankly, I don’t get it, because it’s economic development. “[The anniversary] is an opportunity for us to push that message at a time when it’s needed, because I think our work is getting harder with the costs, more regulations, less funding.” Added Zappettini: “We want to become a household name…. People in Chico may not know that we’re serving Glenn County and Colusa County and Yuba County, but we are—and we’re pretty darn proud of it.” Ω
Trusts, taxes and … top hats? Council approves pension trust, discussion on street bond
Chico staff has been lobbying the gatekeepers of its
employee pensions for at least a year in an all-handson-deck effort to secure a future that doesn’t include bankruptcy for the city. Administrative Services Director Scott Dowell recalled meetings over the past year at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System headquarters in Sacramento, where representatives from more than 40 cities and counties rallied—locally, this included Chico Area Recreation and Park District and the cities of Chico, Oroville and Yuba City—to “lend their voices in support for change.” “I think it has brought an awareness to us. We’ve avoided some additional [cost] increases that I think CalPERS could have done,” Dowell told the CN&R. “I wish there was an easy answer to it.” Government entities across California are trying to assess their options moving forward: How can they possibly manage to keep up with escalating retirement costs? Last year, Chico paid $6.5 million to CalPERS for its share of employee benefits. By 2024, the cost is projected to double. (See “Ending secrecy,” Newslines, April 19.) City staff has been making a calculated effort to get ahead of the problem: on Tuesday (June 19), the City Council decided to open a pension stabilization trust through benefit trust company Keenan & Associates, at the recommendation of Dowell and City Manager Mark Orme. The current estimate, based on a conservative
Scott Dowell, Chico’s administrative services director, has kept the council up-to-date on changes with CalPERS. PHOTO BY ASHIAH SCHARAGA
investment model, shakes out to a 4.5 percent return over five years, compared to a 1.68 percent return if the city kept the money in its Local Agency Investment Fund account, Dowell said. To begin with, the city will transfer a little over $1 million—already set aside for CalPERS—in increments. Fees will be paid monthly, with a set annual rate of .003 percent (given the initial investment, that will be $3,000 for the first year). It certainly won’t account for all of the looming liability obligations facing the city, but it’ll make a dent. Dowell used saving up for a new car as an example: by saving over the
next five years, “you’ll have enough to pay for part of the car, but not all of the car,” he told the CN&R. Both Mayor Sean Morgan and Councilman Mark Sorensen referenced the current council’s expiration date, remarking that “we’re all worried” for the day when the current panel isn’t around, and there exists a potential to extract pension trust funds for other uses. Roslyn Washington, account manager with Torrance-based Keenan Financial Services, emphasized that an irrevocable trust is beneficial because “you can’t pull that money out and build a bridge … [or] to give [pay] increases to council members.” The trust was approved unanimously, along with the creation of a budget policy requiring quarterly reporting on the status of the fund and council approval to make changes on the aggressiveness of the investment model. How does the rest of the liability get
The Federal Reserve just released its report on household debt and credit, and it shows that debt in the United States rose for the 15th quarter in a row, up $63 billion to a total of $13.2 trillion. Student loan debt moved from third into second place, surpassing auto loan debt in the first quarter of 2018.
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“This council has gone through a torturous last several years and has knowledge and experience that we’ll lose,” he said. “I do like the courtesy of having this discussion with you.” Instead, Sorensen made a motion that the panel forward a discussion of a street maintenance bond to the Finance Committee. It passed unanimously. Sales tax measures offer no level of comfort, Sorensen said, because “you cannot control where that money goes,” to which Ory replied, that “would have been a great conversation to have.” Councilwoman Ann Schwab then chimed in that she was unclear why Sorensen could make a seemingly unrelated motion without submitting a request for a future agenda, as Ory had. The mayor asked City Clerk Debbie Presson to weigh in. She said it did not appear to violate policy because the council can refer things to committee at any time. Councilman Randall Stone relieved the tension in the room with a clarification: “We wouldn’t be able to immediately approve the mayor wearing a pink top hat, but we could discuss bringing forward a proposal for the mayor to wear a pink top hat and refer that to another committee?” “Please make that motion,” Councilman Andrew Coolidge said.
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Brown’s recent comments that higher education in California should be more like Chipotle—with a limited menu of courses—gave some people indigestion. University of California student leaders immediately clapped back with an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, then followed up by delivering burrito bowls to a state budget negotiation meeting. The real problem with public universities, they argued, wasn’t professors teaching obscure classes on “pet projects,” as Brown had said, but that state funding hasn’t kept pace with growing enrollment. The announcement of a budget deal with sizable boosts for UC and California State University coffers took the focus off Brown’s comments. But all the hullabaloo had us wondering: Was there any truth to the idea that students weren’t graduating in four years because California’s colleges have too many courses? Both UC and CSU say they don’t have data on the total number of unique courses at the universities, or how that’s changed over time. But Cal State Los Angeles Provost Lynn Mahoney said that if anything, the number of courses on her campus has contracted in recent years as part of a streamlining of curriculum to ease students’ path to graduation. The campus has shifted from quarters to semesters, restructured classes and encouraged departments to condense their catalogs, Mahoney said. There used to be 13 different ways to major in music. Now there are six. “You want a curriculum that can easily be done in four years,” she said. As for professors teaching too many specialized courses, Jennifer Eagan, president of the university’s faculty union, noted that students “vote with their feet” and classes with low enrollment get cut. Still, Brown’s comments echo a national debate about which parts of a college education are essential to support during a time of declining state funding for public universiAbout this story: ties. It is an abridged version produced by Cal Earlier Matters, an independent public journalism this year, the venture covering California state politics and University of government. Learn more at calmatters.org. Wisconsin sent shock waves through the higher ed establishment when it proposed slashing 13 liberal arts majors—including English and political science—from one of its campuses in order to cope with a budget deficit. California is no Wisconsin: The CSU’s 10-year academic
plan calls for adding more than 100 new degree programs in such varied fields as Race and Resistance Studies and Big Data Analytics. (The CSU says campuses add new majors based on workforce needs.) Yet some academics chafe at the idea of simplifying California’s public university curriculum at the very moment when low-income and first-generation students are enrolling in record numbers. “My fear is that people don’t want high quality for today’s racially diverse and class-diverse millennial generation. They don’t want to pay for it,” said Christopher
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proposed changes to the Title X family planning program rules may result in the closing of some Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics that also provide abortion services. The number of STD clinics funded by local or state governments has dwindled over the past decade, and many states rely on other providers for testing and treatment, Harvey said. With 12 sites in Vermont, “Planned
Risky decision Redirecting family planning funds could undercut STD fight by
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vices—and away from organizations that provide abortions—could cripple other federal efforts to curb an explosion in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), some public health officials fear. “This is the perfect storm, and it comes at absolutely the worst time,” said Daniel Daltry, program chief of the HIV/AIDS, STD and Viral Hepatitis Program at the Vermont Department of Health. In 2016, more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the highest number of reported cases ever.
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Now the Department of Health and Human Services has proposed changes to the rules for the federal family planning services program, known as Title X. Daltry and other public health officials fear the changes will make testing and treatment for STDs harder to get. The new rules, if adopted in their current form, would require that Title X services be physically and financially separate from abortion services. Many family planning clinics are committed to offering comprehensive services, including contraception and abortion referrals, said David C. Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, a membership group of public health department STD directors and community organizations. “These principles are near and dear to them, and if the changes are enacted, we fear many programs would decide not to take Title X funding.” With less funds, they’d have fewer
resources available for STD screening, treatment and outreach. Title X funds have never been permitted to be used for abortions. But President Donald Trump and other Republicans have vowed to cut off all federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions. It’s too soon to know what will happen. The proposed rule was published June 1 and is available for public comment until the end of July. Title X provides grants that fund family planning, STD screening and breast and cervical cancer screening at nearly 4,000 sites nationwide. The program primarily serves lowincome, young women, although a growing number of men receive services at Title X funded clinics as well. The clinics are recognized primarily for providing contraceptive services, but the STD screening and treatment services they provide also are critical. Young people ages 15 through 24 accounted for half of all new STD cases in 2016 (the most recent figures available), according to the CDC. One in 4 adolescent girls who were sexually active had a sexually transmitted disease. People who are infected typically don’t have symptoms. The diseases are generally easy to cure with antibiotics but without treatment can cause serious health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, and
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are eating nearly a quarter more than they did in 1970, but we’re not just eating more than we used to—we’re also eating way more than we need to. While our consumption is up, we’re misinformed and less connected to what we’re putting in our mouths. Many people don’t know where their food comes from—where their vegetables or the grains in their bread are grown, or the farming methods used to harvest them, or how they arrive in the store from which they were purchased. According to a 2017 survey by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy, 7 percent of American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. This reflects a broad social trend—we generally don’t learn about farmto-fork food systems in school. But the Center for Ecoliteracy is trying to change that. CEL recently released a free digital suite containing an interactive guide on the connection between food and climate. “Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide”—which debuted on International Mother Earth Day at the United Nations—promotes thinking about food systems and their connection to climate. Written at a sixth-grade level, the suite is for science curricula for secondary schools, though universities and organizations that serve adults are interested in using the suite. CEL hopes the guide will help personalize food systems for readers in a fun and accessible way, according to suite co-author and CEL creative director Karen Brown. “One of the best ways you can have people learn something new is to start with the concrete and move to the abstract … which is what makes food such an excellent starting point because everybody eats,” she says. An unexpected number of Americans are agriculturally illiterate. This matters because climate change will impact agriculture and food supplies through extreme weather patterns like more frequent droughts, crop failures and increased flooding. And addressing coming challenges will require new policies—and an informed public. When we understand “our relationship with food as a dynamic system of interacting elements of seeds, soil, water, people, livelihoods and financial transactions, we are less likely to think of food as the end prod-
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uct of linear agricultural food production. ... Understanding [this] helps us grasp the key elements of climate-resilient food systems,” says CEL co-founder Zenobia Barlow. “Then we will be better able to encourage healthier personal, community and production practices. We will discover improvements in human health and the health of soil and the environment.” The guide makes surprising ecological con-
nections between seemingly unrelated and otherwise mundane things, like “What do changes in rainfall patterns to southern states in the U.S. have to do with a peanut butter sandwich?” or “How are farmers in the Philippines using drones to identify climate risks, like drought and flooding?” The authors behind the new suite, Brown and science educator Margo Crabtree, are eager to see young people make climate change a part of their everyday conversations. Crabtree, who has worked for decades promoting science literacy in education, believes teaching climate change is critical: “Climate change is not getting a lot of play in classrooms, in part due to politics, and the amount of time available in science classrooms, and the fact that it’s restricted to science, that it’s not in social studies.” Various states are trying to undermine climate science standards in public education, thwarting efforts to establish a cohesive curriculum that can be taught nationwide. A 2017 survey by The National Center for Science Education shows that few teachers have taken a college course on climate change, possibly because climate change is a
fairly new topic to most teachers; it isn’t an established academic mainstay like other sciences or mathematics. As people across the globe suffer the farreaching consequences of climate change, our food systems aren’t left untouched; they will need to adapt as ecosystems rapidly change. By 2030, The World Food Program estimates, a 35 percent increase in food supply demand will require stronger food systems that effectively address the excesses of waste, consumption and pollution related to the production of our food. Food waste—a byproduct of inefficient food systems—is considered one of the greatest threats to the climate. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Global efforts to adapt to and mitigate the effects of a changing environment are growing. Brown is especially
The Center for Ecoliteracy has released an online guide to educate the public on food systems. PHOTO BY FOTOKOSTIC VIA ISTOCK
excited by smaller shifts with large impacts; for example, universities that are abandoning cafeteria trays to reduce food waste, farmers in Africa using termite tunnels for water infiltration, or California farmers planting hedgerows to support biodiversity. “When people start to see modifications like that, they get inspired,” Brown says. For her, food systems work starts with the individual. “Understanding what it takes to get food to you is probably the best way to modify a food system that serves you. Some of the best answers may be local— certainly more local than a global industrial food system.” It’s certainly a start. Ω
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Heroes of the airwaves invite you to take part in the third annual KZFR Forebay Float. A crew of salty, landlocked sailors will chart a course from the Forebay Aquatic Center to parts unknown on the evening of Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m. Expect a fun night of celestial camaraderie appropriate for people of all ages. You can bring your canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or rent one on-site. The $15 fee ($25 includes rental) covers the park entry fee, parking and a commemorative T-shirt. Space is limited, so contact KZFR at 895-0788 to make your reservation.
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Don’t call it a snow cone
Startups and the mall
Momona owners Sarah Schlobohm, Michael Lee (both pictured) and Mahina Gannet, set out to expand the food scene in Chico when they opened their restaurant featuring a blend of Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine in 2015. It’s with that same spirit that they started offering Hawaiian shave ice in May. To be clear, this is not like a snow cone or Italian ice—it’s more like an ice sundae with a variety of exotic flavors and it’s typical of the experience they wanted to create with Momona. The first two years in business were a bit of a struggle as they worked to establish themselves, each partner with his or her own focus and responsibilities. Schlobohm, who chatted with the CN&R about the eatery, credits a growing awareness and demand for exotic, yet simple and wholesome foods as a key factor to success. They tested the waters by offering shave ice only on Thursdays and Saturdays while the downtown farmers’ markets were happening, and the response has been good—it’s now available Tuesday-Saturday, from 5-8 p.m., at the restaurant (230 W. Third St.).
Why shaved ice? Mahina is Hawaiian and I remember going back with her
to Hawaii, just for a food trip when we were opening this place. We went to have shave ice and I thought I knew what it was, and I didn’t because I’d just had, like, snow cones. It was life-changing as far as iced desserts go. I was amazed that the texture was so different, so we kind of started talking about doing it someday, but we were like, we only want to do it if we can do this.
What flavors do you have? We’re making all the syrups out of real fruit purees, which is really exciting because most places just use store-bought syrup. We are using a prickly pear sauce—most of [the flavors] are pretty much Hawaiian flavors—and then there’s a couple where it was just like, I want that! We have a yuzu sake one,
a 21-year-old-only shave ice, which is really fun—the adults like that a lot. We have a mochi topping that we’re making here, and all sorts of good stuff. It’s really been fun experimenting.
What’s your most popular flavor? Hmm, that’s tough. The Sour Plum POG—I recommend it for the traditional Hawaiian toppings. And the POG flavor—the passion fruit, orange and guava—is really popular.
What are your future plans? We’ll probably just do this for the summer ... it really depends on how Chico responds. We have sort of like phase 1, phase 2, phase 3 of plans for the restaurant, so there are some changes we want to make, but they’re probably a while out.
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One of the things I love most about my job is the fact that I’m constantly out meeting new people, learning new stuff. For instance, I may be touring the Feather River Fish Hatchery one day and then sitting at a government meeting the next. As this is our annual Entrepreneur Issue, I’ve been thinking lately about all of the business owners and innovators I’ve met in my time at the CN&R. Too many to count. It’s fun to watch them evolve, though naturally, some are more successful than others. Last year, I got a tour of Chicostart, a local business incubator that assists people in the early phases of starting a business. It was cool to see how companies with a wide range of focuses share a space and resources and are able to help each other while receiving guidance and mentoring from professionals. Chicostart isn’t the only place young businesses can turn for help. Chico State has a program for students as well as its Center for Entrepreneurship. Then there’s the Butte County Business Incubator Program, which can help with a range of things, from labeling and marketing to management training skills. When I started my modest sewing business a few years back, I had no clue that these resources were available (not that I had any grand plans of moving beyond my living room). Take advantage of them!
An emptying mAll I took a walk around the Chico Mall the other day, for the first time in a long time. I usually park by the nearest entrance to the store I intend to go to and then tunnel-vision my way there. Not this time; during this visit, I was curious to see how the place was doing. I knew that Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy had recently opened up a second location in the mall, but I also got word that Oak Bridge Academy, an independent study/ online school being offered through Chico Unified School District, was going to locate its offices there. The spot was formerly occupied by the Family Christian Store—a large space near the now-closed entry to Sears. Walking the length of the structure, I was struck by how empty it was. There were almost as many fanny-pack-clad mall walkers as there were shoppers. And, as I scanned the storefronts, I counted not fewer than 10 of them shuttered. What’s more, the majority of those were large spots. With The Watchman moving downtown, that’ll be another big space left vacant. Git Ya Some Pizza in the food court also has closed since the last time I was there. Clearly the mall is adapting to this so-called “retail apocalypse.” Shorterterm leases are a trend of the times—but they mean less stability of tenants. The vast empty anchor space is an opportunity to breathe some new life into the mall. Maybe an entertainment complex with a few restaurants, a Dave and Busters, a movie theater …. Yeah, that’d probably get me to the mall more often.
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TASTE OF HOME Local food creators bring flavors from their kitchens to yours ●
ach year, when it comes time to put together the Entrepreneur Issue, the CN&R editorial staff struggles to choose among such a wide range of successful, creative locals. So, we tend to settle on a theme to help us home in on just a few shining stars. This year’s theme: food craftspeople. In the forthcoming pages, you’ll find a story about a seasoned-salt purveyor, a family of pomegranate aficionados, a couple who turn fruit into delicious jams, a popcorn maven and a young creator of fresh, organic almond milk. Read their stories to find out how they got interested in the food business and how they found success.
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Salt of the earth Local-food advocate creates her own line of flavorful seasonings
onna Garrison is no stranger to owning her own business. She’s been a bookkeeper for well over a decade and was at one time an importer of ornate Mexican pottery. This past December, she launched her latest venture, this one in the culinary arena, when she started bottling and selling flavored salts under the name Chico Salt Co. It’s been a quick—and relatively effortless—success, she said. “I really don’t do any marketing—it just sells,” she said during a recent interview. She doesn’t go to the farmers’ markets, though she does have an impressive display at Made in Chico, and at the time of our interview she was preparing for a cooking demonstration at The Galley,
which holds events on Saturdays. There, she was planning to demo sliced tomatoes with mozzarella seasoned with her basil sea salt. Garrison’s first foray into flavored salts was as a way to simplify her seasoning repertoire for various recipes. Her garlic rosemary salt was among the first—and remains one of her bestsellers—because it’s so versatile and works with meats, vegetables, you name it. “I was always brining my chicken in lemon and salt,” she explained. Hence, her Meyer lemon sea salt. Her process is fairly simple. She orders her sea salt from Washington (she’d buy it locally, but, well, Chico
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Donna Garrison offers tips on using her flavored salts in a variety of recipes at a cooking demo at The Galley in Chico. PHOTO BY CHARLES FINLAY
Gaumer’s Jewelry started out as an old-time classic rock shop founded by a family of rockhounds and gold miners. In the 51 years since, Gaumer’s has evolved to include jewelry and jewelry services; rocks, minerals and fossils; and a mining and mineral museum to share with the public. Current owner Bill Gaumer is the third generation of the founding Guamer family to head up the business. Gaumer’s family, friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff are what make this spot such an enjoyable summer vacation visit!
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Gaumer’s has three jewelers, allowing them to do their work in-house.They have an artful eye for design, and they can create custom designs using their stones or stones customers bring in. Gaumer’s carries a great selection of fine gold and silver jewelry, original hand-crafted jewelry, semiprecious and precious stones, lapidary equipment and jewelry-making supplies. The giftware portion of the business offers books, coasters, vases, unique decorative items and beautiful handcrafted jewelry boxes. Come in and see this treasure in your community.
78 Belle Mill Road Red Bluff 530.527.6166 www.gaumers.com
Brian & Carolyn Kanabrocki Owners
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is not quite ocean-front property). And the majority of her additions come from local farms like GRUB or even her own backyard, which is full of rosemary, mint and all manner of peppers. She then takes those additions, dehydrates them and blends them in the food processor along with the salt. And, voila! Garrison admits pricing has been a difficulty, as different stores—including her own website—charge varying commissions. So, how does she keep the cost affordable (each bottle is $10.25 at Made in Chico, for instance) while still covering her costs and turning a profit? The packaging—the bottles, the
labels—all costs money. She joked that anyone who sees her glass bottles and smokes cannabis will think, “Hey, that’s a great weed jar!” And they’d be right, as she bought them from a company that supplies dispensaries. “They can’t use them here in California, though, because they’re not child-proof,” she explained. So, why not fill them with salt? Garrison has a cottage food license, which allows her to do all her cooking in her own kitchen. Which is great for her, because she spends a good amount of time there anyway—canning, cooking, SALT C O N T I N U E D
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For over five years, The Handle Bar has been established as one of the go-to spots in Chico for a casual atmosphere, worldclass beer and great food. The popular south Chico hangout quickly became a fixture of the local craft beer community, taking top honor as Best Watering Hole for Townies in its first three years!
Last summer, Brian and Carolyn embarked on making The Handle Bar even better! The space was expanded and reconfigured, a larger menu was rolled out and the liquor license was updated to allow all ages. The two continue to focus on exquisite beer and outstanding service, with more options for guests to explore, all with the same great Chico vibe!
2070 e 20th st #160 ChiCO 530.894.Beer (2337) facebook.com/ handlebarchico sUn-th 11am-10pm, fri 11am-12am, sat 11am-11pm
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Deanna McCoy, ACA, BC-HIS * AUDIOPROSTHOLOGIST,
BOARD CERTIFIED HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST & HEARING AID DISPENSER As owner of Chico Hearing Aid Center, Deanna McCoy proudly carries on the tradition of a family owned local business that has been “Changing Lives Through Better Hearing” since 1949. Deanna and her staff are focused on helping people enjoy the best hearing possible, which is why she offers the unique no deposit Try-BeforeYou-Buy program. This allows people to wear hearing aids adjusted to their needs in their normal environments to see how beneficial hearing aids can be, before they invest money in a purchase. As a Certified Audioprosthologist*, Deanna McCoy has completed a comprehensive course of
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upper level education in hearing instrument fitting, which far surpasses state requirements. She is active in state professional associations and continually invests in additional education to stay at the forefront of her profession. With many technological advances, hearing aids have become more discreet, more sensitive, and more effective. There are also more options. After a thorough evaluation to see how you can benefit with hearing aids, and a lifestyle needs analysis, Deanna can find the right solution for each person. *By the American Conference of Audioprosthology
1600 MANGROVE AVE., STE 160, CHICO 530.513.6507 www.ChicoHearing AidCenter.com
Nick Andrew Kevin Riley Mike Wear OWNeRs Now celebrating 25 years, Franky’s was originally built with “family” in mind. Nick Andrew and Kevin Riley started Franky’s back in1992 with the concept of a casual and friendly “Cheers” type atmosphere in a restaurant setting. Nick’s two sons, and all of their friends grew up at the restaurant. Today, Franky’s is still a family oriented restaurant as well as a great spot for a date night. Franky’s offers a diverse wine selection and a full bar that is unrivaled in the North State. Franky’s bartenders are renowned for their knowledge of cocktail preparation, and chef Cordy has 20
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been keeping the kitchen running for 20 years. The menu offers a variety of fresh-made pasta, caesar salad, fresh-tossed pizzas and so much more. With deals for students and families too, there is always a meal to satisfy everyone at Franky’s. Franky’s is the perfect choice for dates, Friday business lunches, family dinners, birthdays, or whatever the occasion may be! Get together and enjoy friends, family and fine food and drink at Franky’s.
506 Ivy st, ChICO take-out: 530.898.9947
A little bit of Italy, hidden right here in Chico!
Wine down, Eat up, and Raise Your Spirits!
wining and dining. “I have fun experimenting,” she said with a smile. So far, it seems to be paying off.
Donna Garrison has created a baker’s dozen flavors of sea salts, from celery to vanilla to smoked onion and shiitake.
Food, quite clearly, is close to Garrison’s
Farmers’ Market?” Garrison asked. “If you get $20, all of a sudden you have $40 to spend.” (That’s through a program called Market Match, which is Chico Salt Co.: organized locally chicosaltco.com by the Center for Butte County Good Healthy Communities Food Network: buttecountygoodfood.org at Chico State and funded through grants from the state Department of Agriculture.) The network also is hosting a chili cookoff in September in which all entrants must source at least 75 percent of their pots with local ingredients, many of which will be available via discount at the farmers’ market. Proceeds will benefit local food pantries. Garrison envisions a Butte County in which all residents are not only aware of local food options, but also know how to cook for themselves in order to avoid places like McDonald’s and care about supporting local vendors. Until then, she’s selling her salt, creating more flavorful dishes, and takes every chance she can get to pump up local growers. “Almost everything I use is local,” she said of Chico Salt Co. ingredients. “A lot of it comes from my garden, or GRUB; there’s a lot of GRUB in those jars.”
heart. Beyond her obvious enjoyment of delicious culinary creations, she also cares deeply about where her food comes from and about supporting local farmers and other food makers. She joined the Butte County Good Food Network to encourage just those things. “We want people to know about food that’s grown right here in their community,” Garrison said, “to get to know their farmers and growers.” The organization was started by Pamm Larry, a local activist who has long railed against genetically modified organisms, pushing locally grown, organic options instead. This goes along with the Good Food Network’s mission “to create a more healthy, just, resilient, regenerative locally based food system in Butte County, California.” Some of the ways the organization meets its goals are by working with local food pantries such as those at Chico State, which helps feed hungry students (of which there are far too many, Garrison lamented), and at the ARC of Butte County. The group encourages everyone who receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (also known as SNAP or food stamps) to shop at farmers’ markets as often as possible. “Did you know you can double your SNAP benefits at the Chico Certified
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Living Hope Fellowship is a dynamic group of creators who express Jesus’s love with innovation. We encourage our artists and writers so that their work becomes a vital part of our fellowship. Sunday worship services are fresh. Music director Clark Minor leads powerful singing. Education pastor Heath Jarrett connects the young with the whole community. And Pastor Raley takes questions during his sermons, making our study of the Bible interactive. Matthew Raley says, “Christ has put his treasure in people. All our best ideas
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come from people’s experience of his power.” Grace House, started in 2014, is one of our innovations, a program for men rebuilding their lives from drug addiction. People combined their skills to create a new path leading from counseling to education, jobs, and a productive life. Founded in 1947, Living Hope is rooted in the good news that Jesus makes a new way of life for all of us. We’re learning how to live free from guilt and empowered for good works. Join us in person or by livestream!
It all started in the Fall of 1978 on the corner of 5th and Salem, that Carol Lynn Rhoades open her doors for the first time. Little did she know she would become a Chico landmark.
Carol’s influence extends into the next generation through her daughter Jennie. Who has the same passion for the business as her mother, she has become the ideal partner to continue the 5th Street ClothSince then, her business has grown, made a lasting impres- ing legacy. Their partnership will ensure this local landmark sion at the Fashion Market will continue dressing women and has become a premier retailer of Eileen Fisher on the and changing lives for years to come. west coast.
355 panaMa ave chico 530.342.8642 livinghopechico.com
Carol’s passion and style has drawn and entertained lifelong customers. “I love my customers and I love what I do! It’s all by GOD’S wonderful Grace I am able to do what I do. Hey that rhymes! I am very grateful.”
With style, quality and customer service, 5th Street Clothing has the perfect selection to making your wardrobe just right. Follow us on Facebook and find us on BROADWAY!
328 Broadway Downtown Chico 530.345.5754 www.5thstreet clothing.com
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NiNth AveNue GAllery & Studio
Mary Chin is the Chef/ Owner of My Oven’s Meals. She has been a professionally trained Chef since 2008. She has worked in numerous kitchens throughout the Bay Area, including Michelin Star restaurant Terra. After having two kids, Mary missed her culinary passion and started her own business. My Oven’s Meals (M.O.M) is a weekly meal prep company that offers healthy, farm fresh, macrobased meals. M.O.M. offers gluten, dairy, soy, & refined sugar free options. M.O.M. works directly with local farmers to bring
you fresh, seasonal and humanely raised products. The menu changes weekly and you can order online with ease! Customers can order their meals Tuesday through Friday when the menu is available. Mary prepares all the dishes every Sunday to provide optimal freshness throughout the week. Customers have the ability to pick up their meals at the M.O.M. kitchen location or one of many gym drop off locations in Chico. M.O.M. will be celebrating their 1st year in Business in July!
My Oven’s Meals myovensmeals.com 415-827-0568 weekly Prepared Meal Company
Ninth Avenue Gallery & Studio opened its doors to artists and students alike about three years ago. Many local artists have had the opportunity to present their work in the gallery during this time, with additional artists showing their work now and in the future. Ceramics, glass art, watercolor paintings, prints and photographs are currently available for sale in the gallery. New art exhibitions will continue throughout the year, with announcements made through email and local media. In addition to the art gallery, Cynthia Sexton
offers educational opportunities for individuals to learn how to paint with watercolor, learn to draw, create travel journals, and learn practical color theory for the watercolor artist. Other local artists have been invited to teach in the gallery as well. Don’t let class sessions deter you from entering the Gallery. All are welcome at any time during normal business hours of Monday through Friday 1-4pm. Information on art exhibitions or class offerings can also be found on the website, www. Ninthavenuegallery.com.
180-1 e. 9th Ave ChiCo 530.318.2105 NiNthAveNueGAllery. Com
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Clinton & Nicole
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Explore Butte County (EBC) is the non-profit organization who manages the Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District. Their core mission is promoting travel and tourism to Butte County.
BCAG campus in Chico. The space offers a large board room where board meetings will take place the second Thursday of every month, 12:00-2:00.
In furthering the mission of Explore Butte County, the Explore Butte County’s board Board recently approved of directors is comprised of the purchase of a Certified 7 representatives of lodging Tourism Ambassador (CTA) properties and 2 membersprogram. Ambassadors who at-large, all of whom are sign up for the program will interested in Butte County’s attend a thorough training, travel and tourism industry. become certified and have In May of 2018, Carolyn access to real-time events Denero was hired as the and activities to share with Executive Director of the visitors. EBC is committed to organization. engaging all visitor-serving Beginning July 1, EBC will businesses as ambassadors have a new office on the and partners.
Plumbers are late (if they even show up at all!) It seems they charge you whatever they feel like, and if there is an issue with the work performed, good luck getting them back out! This was the image the Earls set out to change when they opened in the fall of 1998.
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The Earls believe that by looking at how they conduct business from their customer’s point of view, they can provide the absolute best plumbing experience. A live operator answers the phone 24/7 and appointments are scheduled in a two
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hour window, 92% of their customers receive same day service, all their technicians wear booties to protect your home, and a complete written quote is given before any work begins. “We are proud of our commitment to a clean environment with the products we use and the services we provide.” Clinton states. And adds “With our goal of complete customer satisfaction, and our commitment to the health and well-being of the Northstate, we will continue to run a successful business!”
John Dahlmeier Owner
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In 1920, Ennis Rife wanted to give people a Square Deal so began Square Deal Mattress Factory & Custom Upholstery. In 1970, Richard Lash came to work for his Grandparents as he went to Chico State. In 1982, Ennis retired giving the business to his daughter, Lois Lash and grandson, Richard Lash. Upgrades were made to the mattress factory including new sewing machines, foam saws and quilter. Any manufacturer can buy these, but it’s the design that creates firmness consistency, breathability and durability that sets Square Deal Mattress Factory apart. We engineer 22
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The insurance business has changed dramatically since Dahlmeier Insurance Agency first opened its doors in Oroville in 1948.
our mattresses to provide you a great night’s sleep, using proven craftsmanship, new sleep innovations and quality USA materials. In 2013, great granddaughters Jessica Lash and Jamie Anderson became Dreamologists contributing to the family’s legacy and traditions in the belief that building a higher quality mattress means a higher quality sleep for you and your family—and a higher quality sleep equals a higher quality of life. Get the rest you need to live the life you want.
1354 huMboLDt ave chico 530.342.2510 www.squaredealmattress.com squaredealmattress
With a commitment to the professional development of its employees and embracing the tools of developing technologies, the The family owned and operated business has grown company has combined the past and the present and prospered by adhering to chart a bright future. to the same core values it began with 70 years ago The agency remains indewhen John Dahlmeier’s dad, pendent, selling a range Hal, and his uncle Ed were of policies—residential, running it. commercial, automotive, health, life, etc.—from a “Old fashioned customer service never gets old” John variety of companies. says. “We continue to hear Call Dahlmeier Insurance from new customers that tell today for a free quote. us one of the main reasons Oroville- 530.533.3424, we earned their business is Chico- 530.342.6421 because we were the only ones to respond to their inquiry in a timely manner” CA LICENSE #0680951
2080 Myers street OrOville 530.533.3424 1368 lOngfellOw Ave. ChiCO 530.342.6421 dahlmeier.com
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Brown family finds sweet success in pomegranates
welve years ago, Chris Brown and his mother, Gail, looked out at a 20-acre stretch of orchard land on their property in Durham and saw the potential for an agricultural venture. Exactly what kind, they weren’t sure. Walnuts? Almonds? Olives? So many others in the North State already had established such businesses. What could the Browns do distinctly? A farmer friend referred them to a grower in Gridley who’d had success with pomegranates; he gave them cuttings for free. That spring, the Browns planted what would become robust rows of fruit-bearing trees. As for what to do with the crop, they started off selling juice at farmers’ markets, “but that was just a seasonal thing,” Chris recalled. Further inspiration came after he got married in 2008 to Sarah, an interior designer who loves to cook, and spoke with neighbors, Iraqi immigrants who extolled the benefits of pomegranates’ uses in marinades. Sarah experimented in the kitchen and came up with recipes for a marinade and grill sauce, which the Browns began bottling. They launched their first products— labeled Skylake Ranch, after their ski-lake community—in 2009. From the initial days selling locally at S&S Produce and farmers’ markets, Skylake Ranch now has a line of nine sauces, marinades and jellies also carried by Chico Natural Foods, Skylake Ranch: Raley’s and several skylakeranch.com Sacramento stores. Chris travels to around 50 trade shows and events annually. The Browns estimate their production has more than tripled over the past three years. “It feels good to be able to do this in this town,” Chris said. The Browns moved to Durham from Bakersfield in 1989, when Chris was 14, due to the family’s affinity for water skiing. Chris’ parents split up in 2006; mother and son “were wanting to find a way to make things work,” Chris said, “make a living.” Neither had worked in agriculture nor launched a business, though Chris had experience in sales. “We laugh at ourselves, because it’s so difficult sometimes,” Gail said, “but it’s just so rewarding that you’re growing it,
La Salles has provided wonderful memories for many over the years, and now new memories can be created! Owners Nick Andrew, Kevin Riley and Mike Wear have been working hard to bring you a fresh destination for dining, drinking, and socializing. Re-opened in March, 2018, La Salles is a warm and welcome place to enjoy indulgent eats, creative cocktails, a finely curated beer and wine selection, and local live music. “We feel that we are in touch with our customers and want to provide them with the same quality product and
Chris Brown’s family business, Skylake Ranch, takes juice from pomegranates grown in its Durham orchard to create sauces, marinades and jellies. PHOTO BY EVAN TUCHINSKY
If you are looking for great food and a fun atmosphere to enjoy a night out with friends or loved ones, stop by for a great downtown experience!
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you’re making it, people are enjoying it— but sometimes I think, How did we ever get into this? “It’s not something I would recommend willy-nilly to somebody … but I have my kids; they have a lot of energy.” The Browns—who get help from Chris’ brother, Michael, at farmers’ markets and Michael’s wife, Nicole, in the commercial kitchen—plan to add pressed pomegranate juice to the product line. Someday, they’d like to create pomegranate molasses; “I think that’d complete the whole puzzle,” Chris said. Along with incrementally expanding Skylake Ranch’s retail footprint, Chris aims to ramp up direct sales online. “It’s nice not having a real job,” he said with a laugh. “Yeah,” Gail interjected, “we just have a job that you work 80 hours a week, but it’s not a real job ….” “You pass up 50 hours a week and a paycheck for 90 hours a week and hardly any check [at times],” Chris continued. “But that’s all right.” —EVAN TUCHINSKY eva nt u c h i ns k y @new srev i ew. c o m MORE
atmosphere we expect when we go out to dine or grab a drink.” said Andrew. “We truly enjoy watching the community take part in our new venture. While we respect the history that La Salles brings to Chico and have embraced it’s memories, we have been dreaming of this new space for so long that it is refreshing to see it finally open and providing new memories for our patrons.”
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John Alves co-founder & mAnAging pArtner
John Alves, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Precision Home Care, grew up in Willows and graduated from CSU Chico. Bringing Precision Home Care, and its “at your service” commitment, to Butte County fulfills both a business and personal goal.
extremely grateful to the men and women who have made the sacrifices to protect this great nation.” In addition to being of service to elders, John enjoys seeing caregivers make a difference and supporting staff in achieving their successes.
John says, “My passion, energy and positive attitude helped me get to where I am today! Traits that I learned years ago from my wonderful parents Janna and Greg Alves.” Give John and his staff at Precision Home Care an opportunity to care for “Precision Home Care cares your loved one and you about our Veterans. We are will not be disappointed. John’s mission has been to honor the greatest generation as he has the utmost respect for our seniors and believes we can all learn a lot from them. He is especially proud of being an approved provider for the VA.
20 constitution dr. suite b, chico 530.487.8754 precision-homecare.com
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Aaliyah, David, Umar Afsharzadeh
David Halimi AND HIs woNDerful stAff
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Chico born and raised David Afsharzadeh is a true entrepreneur. Hard working, Patient, Understanding, and not afraid to take chances. You may have heard of businesses he’s started in the North State stretching back to 1996, with Simply Mobile in Sacramento and Lodi, and with Golden Touch Stereo Installations and All N 1 Cellular here in Chico. David is sure he’s found the perfect combination of product, service and repairs that will allow him to expand to multiple locations while staying balanced with his core ideas of family and customer service.
Diamond W Western Wear, an icon in Downtown Chico!
David’s love of electronics has allowed him to keep ahead of the cellular industry to offer customers the very best product, at the very best price. He told us “Matching customer needs with their budget is my specialty! I show customers how to take control of their monthly plan and service by offering over 15 prepaid carriers in one showroom.” David has learned the market can be rough. He says “If you stay true to your core values and keep the customer’s needs above making the sale, you’ll succeed.”
240 w. eAst Ave. ste. B, chicO 530.809.1402 www.alln1cellular.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Diamond W, locally owned for 40 years, has grown over the years to be Northern California’s largest full service Western Wear store by simply providing exemplary customer service with “Lowest Prices Guaranteed”. Inside Diamond W’s award winning two-story store, you will also find Pat’s Shoe Repair, in business since 1949, and Diamond Productions, producing quality events since 1978. The employees are like one big happy family and treat their customers as their extended family. David Halimi believes that if you want to be in business
long-term, you need to think long-term. They don’t look to make money on every transaction with a customer, rather do whatever it takes to keep that customer for the long-term. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will take the time to find whatever their customers need and special order anything they want at no additional charge with 100% satisfaction guaranteed! Diamond W offers a lot more than just Western Wear for the entire family. “We take pride in our business, value our customers, and love being Downtown. We are here to stay.”
181 e 2ND st, cHIco 530.891.1650 www.diamondw online.com www.facebook.com/ diamondw westernwear/ www.instagram.com/ diamondwchico/
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Kevin Riley Michael Wear Nick Andrew Michael Hall
This passion for quality food, top-notch service and a lively atmosphere has made 5th Street Steakhouse a memorable and cherished landmark of the Chico community as well as a Best of Chico Living Legend 13 years running. 24
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Lewis Johnson owner
Butte View Olive Co. and Stella Cadente, two wildly popular olive oil labels that serve cooks across the nation, are produced right here in Oroville by Lewis Johnson and his family.
OWNeRs Locally owned and operated 5th Street Steakhouse opened in August 2000, featuring U.S.D.A. prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood, a full service bar, and an extensive wine list. The owners and staff pride themselves in providing consistent and excellent personal service along with the finest quality food.
5th Street Steakhouse also offers a banquet room which is attached to the main dining room area, but provides a private section for any special event. This beautiful facility is perfect for birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, religious celebrations, graduations, fundraisers, holiday parties, and private meetings. With an array of menu options and an extensive wine list, you are sure to find 5th Street Steakhouse to be the ideal fit for your event. Everyone at 5th Street Steakhouse looks forward to serving you soon!
It all began in 1935, when Johnson’s grandfather first began farming the 150 acres of olive trees that they still have today. In 1999 Johnson produced the first bottle of Butte View olive oil after three years of fine-tuning his process. 345 West 5tH stReet CHiCO 530.891.6328 www.5thstreet steakhouse.com
Today, Butte View produces a wide variety of extra virgin olive oils infused with flavors including: jalapeño, garlic, basil, lemon, lime, blood
orange and rosemary. These pure, light and delicate hand crafted oils provide wonderful aromas and distinctive accents to any dish making them truly unique and excellent – just one more reason why these olive oils are “Gold” and “Best of Class” medal winners. Mr. Johnson welcomes you to come experience California sunshine in a bottle! Available in Chico at Maisie Jane’s, Made in Chico, and S&S Produce, in Oroville at Collins & Denny Market, Wagon Wheel Market, and in Paradise at Noble Orchard in 250ml and 500ml bottles.
2950 Louis Ave oroviLLe 530.534.8320 www.butteview.com
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John and Ethel Geiger
Ana Astrologo Tiffany Astrologo
The one thing Ethel “Inday” Geiger missed most when she moved to the U.S. from the Philippines was the food. In 2012, she and her husband John started serving Filipino food from a food cart at the Thursday Night Market and other events around Butte County. In the years since, Inday’s has grown from a food cart to a business that offers both a mobile food truck and California’s only Filipino restaurant north of Sacramento. Inday’s menu is bound to change as Inday tries out
new recipes for her own personal lunch. Anything really good gets added to the menu. Customers come back time and time again for the delicious food, from Friday’s roasted pork belly lunches to Inday’s new menu addition of Gina-ta-an, a banana blossoms and green jackfruit in a rich coconut milk sauce. Customers say coming into the restaurant feels like coming into the Geigers’ home, where the Geigers say, “Mabuhay,” which means “cheers to life.” Visit the restaurant to experience it for yourself!
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1043-B wEst 8th strEEt, ChiCo 530.520.2593
Tiffany and Ana describe 9Round as an Tiffany and Ana Astrologo adult playground where it’s were at the point in life where encouraged to punch and kick they took a step back and things. Their members describe asked themselves what is it that 9Round as the first fitness they want to give to the world, environment where they feel so they opened 9Round, a comfortable and look forward kickbox fitness center which to coming back. It’s definitely opened its doors on March addicting! At 9Round, you 19th, 2018. They feel grateful get a structured workout when to be spending their days it’s convenient for you, not the around amazing people, other way around. listening to their stories, and helping them achieve their 30 SECONDS! This battle personal and physical goals. cry is bittersweet, come in It’s a lot of sweat, laughter, and you’ll know what we’re and hard work. talking about.
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Kristin Cooper Carter
Teresa has enjoyed being a Realtor with Century 21 Jeffries Lydon for the past 25+ years.
Buyers should be prepared with prequalification letters from their lender, a letter She is very appreciative of the written from the buyer to support that she has had from the seller about themselves her loved ones, clients, friends, and their desire to own the home her Century 21 family, escrow that they are interested in, proof of funds for the closing and the officers, lenders and all her contractors/tradespeople that ability to close the escrow in a timely manner. Their agent will have been a part of her life. She knows that without any of be able to guide their buyer how to write the best offer for them. these wonderful people she would not have been able to Teresa’s hard work and dedicacontinue to be successful at tion to her clients over the years helping so many people. has been extremely important to her. She believes in quality serReal estate is ever changing vice! She also enjoys moments with the market historically of time with her loved ones. Bebeing at highs and the market ing a Nana is a blessing to her. being at lows. The current market in Chico is that we are still low in inventory which has created a seller’s market. If you are considering selling your home, this is a great time!
754 MAngrove Ave ChiCo
Real estate is ever changing, if you have any questions regarding the market, Teresa would be happy to provide any information!
1101 eL MonTe ave ChiCo 530.514.5925 bRe #01177950 email@example.com www.chicolistings.com ChicoListings
Kristin Cooper Carter has over twenty-five years’ experience designing programs, as a grant writer and project manager. Kristin holds a master’s degree in program evaluation and administration with a focus on organizational management from CSU, Chico. In 2009 she established Grant Management Associates, a federally recognized Women-Owned, State Certified Small Business in California that specializes in funding identification, grant development, technical writing courses, and strategic planning for corporations, nonprofits and municipalities.
University, Chico’s Environmental Resource Program and was a Full Professor in the College of Engineering. She also started North State Renewable Energy Group, a nonprofit partnership between CSU, Chico, government agencies, businesses, and activists in the Chico, California area which focuses on renewable energy projects on the CSU, Chico campus.
While in the College of Engineering she as was appointed founding Director of the Concrete Management Program. She has been an expert witness for the State of Kristin was a registered lobCalifornia’s Attorney General’s byist for three years. She was office regarding fiscal manageinstrumental in obtaining a ment issues. She has served on $100M line item in the DOE many non-profit boards and on budget. She is the past Founder various committees as an expert and Director of California State in sustainable building design.
Durham, Ca 95938 530.228.9235 kcarter@ grantmanagementassoc. com
june 21, 2018
15 years in business
Getting it poppin’
Tim Hamor Lance McClung owners
2018 marks the 15th year Alternative Energy Systems co-founders, Lance McClung and Tim Hamor, have been installing solar together. Their vision to provide their fellow North Valley residents access to clean energy using quality, crafted solar systems has evolved through the years to include more new ways to save. AES provides solutions for residential, commercial, and agricultural applications. Come visit
Chico Pops! cooks up new flavors in its fourth year
the only local retail location where customers can discuss their energy needs and see how their professionally-designed solar system will help them save. Alternative Energy Systems: “More than just solar. We’re your local energy experts.” #SavingEnergyforLife Contractors State License Board License #853351 (C10), (C46) Approved Installer: California Energy Commission E1743
876 easT ave, CHiCo, Ca 95926 530.345.6980 savingenergyForLife.com
22 years in business
north Valley advanced imaging a diVision of north statE radiology
Medical imaging is a valuable tool that can provide your doctor with important information about your health, but WHO interprets that exam is equally important. Patients have a choice and it matters where you have your imaging done. Having your exam done at a center with experienced on-site radiologists and skilled technologists will help ensure that you have an accurate diagnosis. And, depending on insurance, having your exam done at a non-hospital based facility could have you money. “We are locally
owned and operated by a team of experienced board certified radiologists who have lived and worked in this community for many years,” says Dr. Aaron Kaplan, Medical Director at North Valley Advanced Imaging. “We have built solid relationships with local healthcare providers, and are proud to be part of the healthcare team here in Butte County.” North Valley Advanced Imaging is a division of North State Radiology and offers comprehensive advanced diagnostic imaging services including MRI, CT, and PET/CT.
1638 EsplanadE ChiCo 530.894.6200 www.nsradiology.com
lisabeth Sterzer came from a “potato chip family”—it was their addicting snack of choice. But when she married her husband, Steve, she was welcomed into a family with another craving: for popcorn. In fact, her mother-in-law, Bonnie, had a popular caramel corn recipe. And when it was passed down to Elisabeth about 30 years ago, she threw her own flavors (and candied pecans) into the mix. It continued being the life of every party and family get-together and, of course, a favorite treat to satiate late-night munchies. After a while, the encouraging choruses of “Why don’t you start a business?” started to sound less like wishful thinking and more like a delightful venture. Sterzer officially launched Chico Pops! with her husband, a Chico urologist (and her No. 1 taste-tester) in 2014. She partnered with Chico Pops!: Gus and Nelly Ghassan, of chicopops.com, 895-1290 Thatcher’s Gourmet Popcorn in San Francisco, to manufacture and distribute the product, which has allowed her more time to create new flavors (the former nurse is also the office manager at her husband’s practice). Chico Pops!’s founding flavor was caramel corn, but Sterzer has added more over the years: kettle corn, Southwestern-style nacho cheese and Chico Style: a scrumptious cheesy kettle corn blend. “I was just going wild in my kitchen and threw something together, and everybody loved it,” she said.
Elisabeth Sterzer models the four flavors of Chico Pops! PHOTO BY ASHIAH SCHARAGA
A few more tantalizing concoctions are on the way: cotton candy, salted caramel and something a little … hoppy. Her popcorn is now available at more than 50 locations across Northern California, from hospitals and hotels to Chico Heat concessions and grocery stores. A passionate cook, Sterzer said if something doesn’t taste quite right, she isn’t afraid to throw it out and go back to the drawing board. “Life is too short to eat bad food!” she told the CN&R. One of her favorite (non-corn-based) dishes to make is salmon Wellington—“The more complicated, the better.” Following Sterzer’s commitment to volunteering, Chico Pops! has also hosted fundraisers for schools, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and more, and has donated popcorn to the Jesus Center and Salvation Army. Sterzer said part of the business’ secret to success is not taking things too seriously. On each Chico Pops! bag, customers can read that they cater to “foodies, freaks, professionals, geeks, moms, dads, kids, grads, spoiled dogs, greedy hogs and everyone in-between.” “We wanted to be fun, because I don’t think any of us are that serious,” Sterzer said. “We all have fun here!” —ASHIAH SCHARAGA ash ia h s@ newsr ev iew.c o m MORE
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manager Bob says, “My success is a stable, productive family who freely express love to one another. I’m married to the same girl. I’m lucky to have the energy and health to stand on the high places.”
White Glove provides expert cleaning and installation of wood, gas, and pellet burning Bob has climbed Pik appliances. They clean air Lenin, Mt. Ararat, Denali ducts and clothes dryer and others. vents, and install, repair, and service evaporative Bob started the chimney business in 1984 with $60. coolers. Their fireplace showroom will take your Now his business includes breath away. Sapphire four trucks, two locations, BBQs are in the yards of and a hearth store that employ ten people. Bob has people who like to eat good held six certifications in the food with good friends. trade and is an an expert Fire brings people together. regarding your hearth. Get yours at House of Fire.
Clean. Warm. Home.
3128 ThornTree Dr ChiCo 530.924.3164
Jordan Stowe is the market manager for the Chico Certified Farmer’s Markets. He began working as an assistant manager and has since been dedicated to our local markets. With family ties in agriculture, Jordan recognizes the need and importance for local farms and how inherent they are to our community’s culture. Currently, Jordan manages the Wednesday and Saturday farmer’s markets in Chico and assists at
19 years in business
Why choose Sandi to be your real estate agent? It’s simple...she has consistently performed within the top 1% of local Realtors, and has sold over 1,100 properties in Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties. Integrity, unstoppable work ethic, honest communication
and a desire to continuously improve are the hallmarks of The Sandi Bauman Team. Clients see results as their needs are addressed and their problems solved. Exceptional service is given to each and every client they represent. Local home inventory levels fluctuate often and can make buying or selling a home difficult. It’s not an easy market to navigate. If you’re in the real estate market you need a knowledgeable realtor capable of reading the local market to get the very best deal. Sandi Bauman is that agent!
Sandi Bauman of Chico Homes uses this mantra because she believes listening to her clients needs is the key to getting them exactly what they are looking for.
the satellite markets in Paradise and Oroville when needed. Jordan is charismatic and friendly and works diligently to ensure that all markets he oversees operate smoothly and efficiently. As market manager, Jordan accepts the great responsibility of helping farmers, local artisans, and all other vendors and customers have a great experience at the Chico Certified Farmer’s Markets each and every week.
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Bob Ferrari lived on $250 for a year, got married five weeks after meeting his future wife, hitchhiked into Redding at 26% unemployment, with little education and no job skills. Bob did anything, for any amount of money. The Ferraris delivered their youngest child in a cabin.
Sin of Cortez has become a true Chico hotspot over the past 19 years. The chill vibe and the dedication to fresh, delicious food and stellar coffee is what has created this breakfast and lunch joint’s appeal. The Sin of Cortez concept is simple: there should be a really great place to have breakfast. By blending the creative and operational forces behind the cafe with a “never settle for second best” philosophy, Sin of Cortez has done just that. 2751 CalifOrnia Park Dr. Ste 200, ChiCO 530.864.5407 chicohomesearch.net
originally created by chef Isabel Cruz. Everything served at Sin of Cortez is made in-house. The salsa is fresh. The bread is baked fresh. The beans are cooked fresh. If they had the room they would probably raise their own beef! The patrons at Sin of Cortez can expect to up their standards. “There are a ton of places that will serve you food from a can. You deserve better.”
Speaking of better, Sin of Cortez recently acquired an alcohol license and looks Sin’s portfolio is centered forward to providing patrons around tasty entrees, fresh with new beverage options quality ingredients and including Mimosas, Irish whimisical presentations. The Coffees, Bloody Mary’s breakfast and lunch menus were & more.
2290 esplanaDe ChICo 530.879.9200 www.sinofcortezchico. com
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Jammin’ in Chico
Kasey Pulliam-Reynolds Nathan Pulliam OwNeRs
Nathan Pulliam and Kasey Pulliam-Reynolds, owners of Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy, are the fourth generation carrying on a family tradition of serving up great homemade ice cream and candy. Nathan and Kasey credit their ability to multitask and juggle lots of treats at once as a key to their success. In the eighty years Shubert’s has been in business, they’ve seen generations of customers come into the shop and make Shubert’s a part of their lives. Shubert’s makes their ice cream in the same machine
Leonard C. Shubert started with in 1938, and to this day their ice cream is made with careful attention to quality. All of Shubert’s sweet treats are hand made with high quality products, many of them local. Much of the butter, cream, honey and nuts are purchased from familyowned farms surrounding Chico. The fourth generation plans to stay rooted in that same tradition while always keeping their eyes open for future opportunities. Visit one of their locations and make Shubert’s part of your family tradition!
Mountain Fruit Co. grows from ‘a few jars of jam’ to 6,000 a week Ce le br at in
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178 e. 7th stReet ChiCO & New location inside Chico Mall! 530.342.7163 www.shuberts.com
44 years in business
Rape Crisis Intervention & Prevention
Adults who experienced sexual violence as a child are not alone. No matter what, the abuse was not their fault. Adult survivors live with these memories for a long time. Some survivors keep the abuse a secret for many years. Often when people are in recovery, experience partner abuse or if their perpetrator dies, all of these unwanted feelings come flooding back. They may have tried to speak to an adult or felt there was no one they could trust when the abuse occurred. For these reasons and many
others, the effects of child sexual violence can occur many years after the abuse has ended. There is no set timeline for dealing with, and recovering from, this experience. If someone you care about suffered sexual violence as a child your reaction can have a big impact on the survivor. It is not always easy to know what to say, but you can help the healing process begin. Rape Crisis intervention and Prevention is the perfect resource and are always there to help and listen.
Butte/Glenn: 530.891.1331 Tehama: 530.529.3980 24hr: 530.342.RAPE M-F 10A-6P ExC. HolIdAys
n the fall of 1980, Allyn Johnston came to Chico State as part of a national exchange program from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. He was supposed to return at the end of the spring semester, but decided to quit school and stay around Chico; it’s been his home for 38 years now. In those early days, Johnston got a job selling fruit at San Francisco farmers’ markets for the Goldbud Farm out of Placerville. “I married Joyce while I was working the farmers’ market and it was she who helped get things going—she started making stuff.” One day, in 1996, the owner of Goldbud approached Allyn with an unusual request: the person he’d hired to make a Mountain Fruit Co.: cherry sauce quit and he mountainfruit.com needed someone new to supply it. “He had met my wife and he said, ‘Can you make this?’ And she said, ‘Maybe.’” Before they knew it, Mountain Fruit Co. was born. With the next growing season, the couple decided to make jam to sell along with the farmers’ fruit. Goldbud Farm was wellknown, so the markets proved lucrative for the Johnstons, helping them to grow their business. “When we were overlapping, Peet’s [Coffee & Tea] came to us, we started dealing direct with Whole Foods in the mid-’90s; we met a lot of people at that farmers’ market that gave us a good push, that was helpful.” What started off as making “a few jars of jam” has grown to around 6,000 jars per
Allyn Johnston offers a tour of his kitchen at Mountain Fruit Co. PHOTO BY ASHIAH SCHARAGA
week for their various distributors. Allyn, 58, says he’d like to continue making jam into his mid-60s, but he is not really interested in growing the business beyond this point. “We’re still very low-tech; the more you make, the more work there is. It’s hard work.” Joyce isn’t as hands-on when it comes to making products these days, but Allyn arrives at their kitchen at 3 a.m. three times a week to cook and package the fruit with the help of a cooking assistant. They use fruits like strawberries, peaches, Marionberries, figs and apricots to create single-flavor as well as blended jams. The majority of their business is wholesale—Mountain Fruit jams are sold at specialty food stores as well as used by restaurants. Locally, you can grab a jar at Chico Natural Foods, Great Harvest Bread Co., Made in Chico, Maisie Jane’s and S&S Produce. Allyn’s commitment to his business is fueled by his commitment to his children. The couple have two sons and a daughter, Sarah, who is 17 and helps with packaging and distribution, though she’s not sure yet if she’ll want to take over the family business when her parents retire. Allyn says he’s grateful to Chico and the community for the life he’s been able to create here. “Chico’s been good to us. It’s been a good place for me. I came here as an exchange student—I didn’t know anybody—and my whole life changed.” —CATHY WAGNER
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Wings of Eagles
B. Scoot Hood, DDS
THE JOSEPH ALVAREZ ORGANIZATION
“Wings of Eagles” is celebrating 25 years of service to the community! Founded by Georgia Alvarez in June of 1993 in memory of her son Joseph Alvarez who died of a rare form of leukemia at the age of 10, “Wings of Eagles” has financially assisted hundreds of families with seriously ill children in the North Valley over the past 25 years. “Wings” also provides Emergency Hospital Care Kits to families and to local hospitals. For more information on our “Wings” programs or to apply to
“I have been practicing orthodontics for 28 years, and love the chance to get to know my wonderful patients! I love seeing the dental changes in my patients, but also love watching the changes a beautiful smile can make in their lives!”
“Wings of Eagles”, visit www.wingsofeagles. org or call 530-893-9231. Upcoming events include Dutch Bros. 15th Anniversary Celebration with $1.50 coffee specials benefitting “Wings of Eagles” on Friday, June 15th. Then grab your finest tie-dye shirt and join us for Wingstock on Sat. June 23rd from 12-9 pm at The Manzanita Place Outdoor Pavilion for an outdoor music festival with 9 bands, food, face painting, water fun, beer garden, and more! Tickets at EventBrite.com. Money raised local, stays local!
PO BOX 4031, CHICO
–Dr. B. Scott Hood
Dr. Hood’s practice offers braces for children, teens and adults as well as Invisalign® clear aligners and Invisalign Teen™. Dr. Hood and his talented staff have the experience and knowledge needed to provide a truly gentle and comfortable visit, every time!
Dr. B. Scott Hood has proudly served the people and families of Chico since 1992 with efficient orthodontic treatments and gentle care. His practice has a family-friendly atmosphere with the highest quality services for all ages.
Come in and visit them for a complimentary consultation. Dr. Hood will sit with you to talk about your plans for treatment and which services best fit your needs. Contact either their Chico or Paradise orthodontic office today!
530.343.7021 5657 clark rD #5paraDiSE 530.877.4951
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Chico Roofing Co. – Solar Works – Softwash With a background in sales and roofing, local entrepreneur Bill Crane started Chico Roofing Company in 2000. Chico Roofing Company offers the highest quality roofing systems with five-star customer service. They are a factory certified contractor with the top three roofing manufacturers in the roofing business. They have been awarded the status of GAF ‘Master Elite’ factory certified roofing contractor. This status allows them to offer exclusive warranties of 50 years on roofing systems components and 25 years on workmanship coverage. That’s why they say, “Chico Roofing is the home of the 50 year warranty”. In 2010, with his long-time passion for renewable energy and his background in roofing, Bill started Solar Works. Solar Works is the fastest growing roof and solar installation company in the North State.
Bill says, “We love helping folks get out from under the never-ending increases in their electric bills and stabilizing future costs. The combined experience of Solar Works/Chico Roofing has been very popular with our clients because we can address any roofing issues before the solar system is installed, keeping the integrity of the roof and warranty intact.” Bill and his team specialize in roof and solar packages with easy $0 down financing. This year Bill is starting Softwash Systems, an innovative new business that complements his existing businesses. Softwash is an environmentally responsible roof and exterior cleaning system. Softwash truck- mounted system allows for cleaning and restoration of roofs, fences, awnings, decks, driveways and exterior walls, and has a new pure water system for cleaning solar panels.
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John Barroso Real estate specialist
John Barroso is a Chico resident, husband, and the father of three young children. He has been in the real estate industry for 14 years with Keller Williams Realty and is now a broker/agent with Parkway Real Estate Co. With a background in loans, John is well-versed in all aspects of real estate investing and financing. As an active member of the Chico community, John lives and works downtown, advocating for the neighborhood and its valued members. John and his family appreciate the small town life, and he
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relishes in the opportunity to help others find their place within the community. John specializes in residential real estate in the Chico area and throughout surrounding communities. John was honored with the “Greatest Closed Volume” award from Keller Williams Realty Chico for the year of 2012 and again in 2014. John was also voted #1 Realtor in the 2015 Best of Chico. Outside of work, you might find John on the tennis courts, playing bocce ball, enjoying an occasional round of golf and spending time with family & friends.
F 168 e 3Rd ave, chico 530.570.8489 www.BarrosoReal estate.com BRe license #01434090
Hempful Farms CHelsea smitH RiCk killingswoRtH
Hempful Farms Chico provides a large selection of full spectrum hemp infused products for people and their pets including topicals, edibles, and oils. Full spectrum hemp oil is highly enriched in CBD and associated with promoting balance in the body. For many people full spectrum hemp serves as an effective way to manage pain, reduce anxiety, alleviate sleeplessness and help increase a person’s quality of life.
products available in the United States. They only source the finest hemp that is USDA Certified Organic, and handcraft all they offer to ensure consistency and appropriate potency.
In addition to providing Northern California with a diverse selection of full spectrum hemp products, Hempful Farms Chico acts as an information center allowing people the opportunity to come in and With Hempful Farms products, learn about the nature of full spectrum hemp and how it you can be confident you’re works in the body. getting the best hemp-based
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rom the day Arielle Danan first learned how to make almond milk, she was hooked. That was in 2011, a year Danan spent traveling abroad after graduating from Chico High, working on organic farms and learning about sustainable agriculture in northern Israel and other countries. She made a lot of almond milk—she just couldn’t get enough. “I remember all the other volunteers and workers at the farm having to kind of stop me at some point and remind me that the almonds were communal because I was just using them all the time,” she recalled. Danan brought her newfound obsession home with her when she returned to the States, where she started making fresh, organic almond milk in her kitchen for friends and family. It didn’t take long to realize that she had access to the resources she needed to start marketing and selling her product—after all, she was living in the “almond capital of the world.” In December 2012, Danan started making small batches of milk to sell at Chico’s Saturday farmers’ market. She named her company Beber after the Spanish word for “to drink.” Each week, she sold out and made a point to bring a bigger batch the following week. “I think the farmers’ market was really the gateway for us, because we were able to start on a really small scale,” Danan said. It was the perfect way to support small incremental growth without a large start-up investment. Six years later, with the help of her longtime production manager, Ade Porter, Beber Almondmilk is sold at 11 farmers’ markets and in about three dozen grocery stores between Chico and the Bay Area—including Chico Natural Foods, New Earth Market (in Chico and Yuba City) and S&S Produce. At 25 years old, Danan is only getting started. Her vision for Beber Almondmilk includes full West Coast distribution in regional grocery stores and coffee shops.
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She plans to moove her business from Hamilton City to a spot in Chico next spring. That location, which is three times bigger, will allow her to expand her product line (honey vanilla, chocolate, lavender and “pure” almond milk) to include yogurt, ice cream and coffee drinks. She remains Beber Almondmilk: freshalmondmilk.com focused on California for the time being, however, and with good reason: “The nature of our product is that it’s fresh and that’s what makes it so special. So, my priority is the quality of the product first. I’m not willing to compromise quality for national distribution.” “I love the product that I make and I love the people that I work with and the work that I get to do, but what keeps me going through all the late nights and early mornings is the fact that I like problemsolving,” she said. “I like a challenge.” —CATHY WAGNER
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Special Events IN-STEP SCHOOL OF DANCE: Dance school’s spring showcase. Tickets are available at the door. Thu, 6/21, 7pm. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St., Oroville.
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Persistence, it’s a celebration of women through the ages who have persevered as artists despite the many obstacles in their way. by That said, it’s also an exhibit of intriguing Robert Speer and often masterful pieces. Viewing them is rober tspeer@ newsrev iew.c om like exploring more than 70 mini-universes in which women artists present their view of the world and women’s lives in it. Review: The show is also interesting because of Persistence shows through what it says about the geographical and ethnic July 15. diversity of these artists. All live in Northern Hours: California, but they’re widely dispersed Thurs.-Sun., therein. Some live in urban centers such as 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sacramento and San Francisco; others in college towns like Chico, Berkeley and Davis. Museum of Northern But a surprising number are living and workCalifornia Art ing in small rural towns such as Hayfork, 900 Esplanade Yreka, Corning, Scotts Valley, Butte Valley, 487-7272 Groveland, Willows and Montgomery Creek. monca.org And yet, were it not for the identifying information accompanying the pieces, in most cases you’d be unable to tell which come from the small towns and which from the big cities. Women are making art everywhere, it seems, in cities and towns and villages, and doing so with remarkable skill. A lot of work went into creating this exhibit. Mounting more than 70 paintings and sculptures is a daunting challenge, and doing so in a way that enhances the artwork and engages the viewer takes real skill. MONCA’s exhibition committee has done a tremendous job here. All three of the main galleries— the Phillips, Ginochio and Headley—are filled with artwork,
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but not in a confusing way. A lot of thought went into organizing the pieces so they invite viewers to contemplate them. One device the committee uses here—and in all of MONCA’s shows, for that matter—is a typed page of thought-provoking questions that can be asked of the works. A good example is “Reach for the Sky,” a large abstract by the late Claudia Steel with strong horizontal lines suggesting a seashore landscape. The question suggested for this work reads: “This abstract uses strong lines to indicate the feeling of this piece. What mood does it project?” The viewer is thus challenged to contemplate the painting to discern what emotions rise in his or her mind. One of the strongest pieces in the exhibit is “Pimps and Queers Tower,” by Stockton artist Janice Meyer-Kirkpatrick. It’s a dark work, literally—hundreds of plastic food containers fused together in a solid vertical block and spray-painted a shiny black. It’s a powerful protest piece attacking the “corporatocracy” and calling out “the sneaky agendas of the dark side of the wealthy.” The questions suggested for it read: “In what ways does plastic form our lives? How do we escape?” Two iconic Chico artists who died recently, Ann Pierce and the aforementioned Steel, get special treatment here—miniexhibits of a half-dozen of their paintings. These special sections are located just inside the door to the Headley Gallery. Both women had long careers in which they explored a wide range of styles, media and themes in literally hundreds of paintings. Steel was a full-time working artist for more than 65 years, and Pierce for nearly as long. “Persistence requires focus, dedication, courage, fearlessness and patience,” reads the collective artists’ statement for this exhibit. “Persistence requires hard work, self-knowledge and absolute inner strength.” The artwork in this exhibit is a powerful and moving celebration of 60 women’s persistence. Pierce and Steel would have been proud. Ω
POETRY READING: Poetry and refreshments every third Thursday. Thu, 6/21, 6:30pm. Free. The Bookstore, 118 Main St.
Theater ENCHANTED APRIL: Set on a remote Italian island, this romantic musical comedy follows four Englishwomen looking for an escape from their monotonous lives. During their Mediterranean adventure, the ladies fall under the spell of their sun-drenched surroundings as they struggle to reconcile their normal lives and relationships. Based on the 1922 novel. Thu, 6/21, 7:30pm. $10-$18. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. 530-877-5760. totr.org
FOOTLOOSE: Let’s hear it for the boy! Of all the great ‘80s dance movies, only one featured the late Chris Penn as a country boy who learned to shake a tail feather. We’re not sure how that role translates in the musical version of Footloose, but we’re excited to find out. Kick off your Sunday shoes for this high-energy theatrical production from the Chico Theater Company. Thu, 6/21, 7:30pm. $16-$22. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road, Ste. F. 530-894-3282. chicotheatercompany. com
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Special Events AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY: Learn about amateur radio operators during the American Radio Relay League’s national Field Day activities. Opportunities to “get on the air” for children and students, plus tons of information from local experts. Sat 6/23. Free. Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Ave. 530-893-9211 or 530-893-3314. gearsw6rhc.org
FAMILY NIGHT HIKE: The Nature Center’s head naturalist leads a leisurely hike in Lower Bidwell Park to learn about nighttime animals and stargaze. Sat 6/23, 10pm. Free. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. Eighth St.
Special Events BMX CRUISER RIDE: Meet by the pool, pedal to the pump track and get rad. Sun, 6/24, 12pm. One Mile Recreational Area, 300 South Park Drive.
CHICO VELO VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY: You parked bikes at the market, handed out water during the Wildflower Century and advocated for a bike-friendly city, so come enjoy a lunch, activities and more. Thanks for all you do! Sun, 6/24. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St. chicovelo.org
DEATH CAFE: Join the movement to bring mortality out of the closet. This salon-style event aims to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their lives. Bring your curiosity and stories, and feel free to talk about anything related to death at this open, respectful space. Sun, 6/24, 5:30pm. Free. Butte County Library, Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave. 530-588-6175.
LUCHA LIBRE: Sweaty masked marauders fly off the top turnbuckle in skimpy shorts. ¡Muy macho! Sat 6/23, 6pm. $15-$30. Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 East Hazel St., Gridley.
MISS PEGGY’S DANCERS: Young dancers perform TWILIGHT ZONE: Tom Billheimer directs two live-action episodes: the Rod Serling classic “The Eye of the Beholder” and “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” which starred William Shatner when it originally aired in 1963. Thu, 6/21, 7:30pm. $8. Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St.
Special Events MAUI BREWING TASTING: Hawaii trip canceled by a raging volcano? That’s a bummer, but you can still “visit” the islands during this beer tasting event. Includes pizza. Fri, 6/22, 6pm. $10. New Earth Market, 864 East Ave.
MOVIE & DISCUSSION: Watch the acclaimed movie, Jane, in celebration of the Summer Solstice. The film tells the story of Jane Goodall’s early research in Tanzania, focusing on her groundbreaking work, her relationship with cameraman Hugo van Lawick and the chimpanzees. Fri, 6/22, 6:30pm. $10. Center for Spiritual Living, 789 Bille Road, Paradise.
PRIDE JEOPARDY: Special Chico Pride edition of Stonewall’s regular trivia night. Fri, 6/22, 6:30pm. Free. Stonewall Alliance, 358 E. Sixth St.
Music FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: Pop hits, country covers and rock ’n’ roll by The Eclectics. Fri, 6/22, 7pm. Free. City Plaza, downtown Chico.
Theater ENCHANTED APRIL: See Thursday. Fri, 6/22, 7:30pm. $10-$18. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. 530-877-5760. totr.org
FOOTLOOSE: See Thursday. Fri, 6/22, 7:30pm. $16$22. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road, Ste. F. 530-894-3282. chicotheatercompany. com
TWILIGHT ZONE: See Thursday. Fri, 6/22, 7:30pm & 10:30pm. $8. Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St.
tap, ballet and lyrical routines. Tickets available at the door. Sat 6/23, 6:30pm. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St., Oroville.
PAINT THE PRIDE BANNER: Help create the huge banner that will hang across Main street for Chico Pride. Painting materials provided, but bring your own snacks. Sat 6/23. Studio 561, 561 E. Lindo Ave.
Music WINGSTOCK: All-day music festival featuring 10 bands, food, drinks, water fun and vendors. The event is a fundraiser for Wings of Eagles, a charity for seriously ill children. Dance to Soul Posse, Brad Petersen, The Black Slax, Jason Thurston & Smoke Station Express and more. Sat, 6/23. $5-$30. Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave.
Theater ENCHANTED APRIL: See Thursday. Sat, 6/23, 7:30pm. $10-$18. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. 530-877-5760. totr.org
ORGAn & TRuMPeT Sunday, June 24 First Congregational Church See SunDAY, MUSIC
FOOTLOOSE: See Thursday. Sat, 6/23, 7:30pm. $16-$22. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road, Ste. F. 530-894-3282. chicotheatercompany.com
TWILIGHT ZONE: See Thursday. Sat, 6/23, 7:30pm & 10:30pm. $8. Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St.
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Music TRUMPET & ORGAN: In this unconventional duet configuration, organist Dr. David Rothe and Ayako Nakamura, trumpet and flugelhorn, perform a variety of pieces by Gio, Bach and more. Rothe teaches music at Chico State and Nakamura is lead trumpet for the North State Symphony and also teaches at the university. The concert is free and donations are gladly accepted. Sun, 6/24, 3pm. Free. First Congregational Church, 1715 Bird St., Oroville.
Theater ENCHANTED APRIL: See Thursday. Sun, 6/24, 2pm. $10-$18. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. 530-877-5760. totr.org
TWILIGHT ZONE: See Thursday. Sun, 6/24, 2pm. $8. Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St.
Special Events MOTOWN MONDAY/GOODBYE THIRSTY: Paradise Rotary’s Motown Monday event features live music in a fund-raising effort to provide rainwater harvesting technology to northern Tanzania, Africa, dubbed Goodby Thirsty. Enjoy dancing, hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar and a silent auction to help fund this worthy cause. Mon, 6/25, 5:30pm. Sierra Hall, 6165 Center St., Paradise. paradiserotary.org
Special Events AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE: Each Wednesday, starting out with a drum lesson, follows by a dance lesson. Beginners and children are welcome. Wed, 6/27, 5pm. $10. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St.
ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY: Your weird, old rug could be worth thousands! (Probably not, but it does tie the room together.) Get your stuff looked over by Witherell’s Auction, frequent appraisers on Antiques Roadshow on PBS. Limited to two items per person and the first 100 people in line. Wed, 6/27. Free. Museum of Northern California Art, 900 Esplanade. monca.org
WHAT LURKS BENEATH OUR WATERS: Join Jana Frazier of the Department of Water Resources for insightful talk on our water resources and what lies beneath. Wed, 6/27, 7pm. Lake Oroville Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road.
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AnTIQueS WHOA! SHOW If you’re obsessed with the treasure-hunt thrill and excellent storytelling of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, it’s time to start rummaging through your attic. Whether you’ve been hoarding an ancient baseball glove in the basement (definitely Roberto Clemente’s) or are convinced you have a Jackson Pollock from his days in Chico, bring it on down to the Museum of Northern California Art on Wednesday, June 27, where experts from Witherell’s Auction will give it a once-over to see if it’s worth anything. Pro tip: It’s probably not, but it sure is exciting to either way! This free event is co-hosted by our local PBS station, KIXE, and limited to the first 100 people in line. Two items per person, please.
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Art BLACKBIRD: Ken Swain, painter’s work incorporates collage, pop art, portraiture and a tilted perspective. Through 6/30. 1431 Park Ave.
BROWN ARTWORKS GALLERY: Grand Opening, works in multiple formats by the artists of the Brown family on display. Plus, a raffle and a chance to talk to the artists. 6/23, 2pm-6pm. 234 W. Third St., Ste. F.
CHICO ART CENTER: The Puzzle Show, community-based show features work from 300 artists of all ages and experience. Joined together, they form the largest puzzle installation ever created in Chico. Bid on individual puzzle pieces and contribute to this unique fundraiser. Reception on Friday, June 29 from 5-7pm. Through 6/29. 450 Orange St.
HEALING ART GALLERY, ENLOE CANCER CENTER: Ernest King, mixed media paintings by Northern California artist. Through 7/20. Free. 265 Cohasset Road., 530-332-3856.
JAMES SNIDLE FINE ARTS GALLERY: Clowns & Portraits, multiple medium works by Lynn Criswell. Through 6/30. Free. 254 E. Fourth Street., 530-343-2930. james snidlefinearts.com
MUSEUM OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ART: Persistence, featuring impressive works by 60 female artists from Northern California including Ann Pierce and the late Claudia Steel. Through 7/15. 900 Esplanade.
NAKED LOUNGE: Photography, stark, thoughtful images from local artist Michael Bone on display. Through 6/30. 118 W. Second St.
ORLAND ART CENTER: The American West A Way of Life, Oregon photographer Tracy Libby tells the story of the American West through her sepia tones, stark
black-and-white images and brilliant color work. Through 7/21. 732 Fourth St., Orland. orlandartcenter.com
PARADISE ART CENTER: Water Media, watercolor, acrylics and mixed water media in a variety of styles including abstract and realistic, colorful and monochromatic. Through 6/30. Free. 5564 Almond St., Paradise. paradise-art-center.com
UPPER CRUST: Havana, Paris & Chico, artist Michael Goloff shares photos from his travels to Cuba and France, as well as shots from his hometown. Through 7/1. Free. 130 Main St., 530-514-6264.
Museums 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
GATEWAY SCIENCE MUSEUM: Summer Exhibits, learn how our climate catastrophe is affecting the acidification of the oceans and changing California’s wildflower blooms, plus life beneath the sea with coral reefs and hammerhead sharks. Plus, pollinators on 6/21 and a special Investigation Station on 6/23. Through 9/8. $5-$7. 625 Esplanade. csuchico.edu
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tar)—for input on how to shape the songs. “It’s kind of an open forum these days,” Vietti said. “If you think you have something that will make a song more interesting, or it’s just more to your liking, let’s throw it against a wall and see what sticks. That’s kind of how we decide what skin to put the songs in.” As a band, they stick to the philosophy that whatever works, works. And that’s how Vietti has come to feel about using drugs during the creative process. He’s written plenty of songs while he was stoned or drunk—songs he says he still likes—and he finds that being sober isn’t necessarily better or worse for making music. He’s come up with equally worthwhile ideas for lyrics or melodies in both states of mind, he said. However, he’s certain that the Harmed Brothers’ shows have only gotten better since he stopped drinking. “Personally, I think our performances are 1,000 times better than they were in the past,” Vietti said. “I’m sure there are people who would disagree because they’d love to get drunk with the band or whatever, but we’ve decided that this is what we want to do with our lives. So, for the most part, we make an honest effort to put our best foot forward.” □
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MR. MALIBU: Surf-y, jangle-y garage pop featuring members of The She Things, Bran Crown, Skin Peaks and the Yule Logs. The new album is hot! Thu, 6/21, 8:30pm. $3. Argus Bar + Patio, 212 W. Second St., 530-570-2672.
PSYCHIC GUILT: Gothed-out dream pop band from Reno performs with darkwave duo Ivër, queer emo outfit Gay Boy Gang and knobtwiddler DMT. Thu, 6/21, 7pm. $7. Blackbird, 1431 Park Ave.
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burning blues rock powerhouse, featuring original singer Kim Wilson on tunes like “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Thu, 6/21, 8:30pm. $20. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville. featherfalls casino.com
eclectic mix of dinner music on the patio. Thu, 6/21, 6:30pm. Grana, 198 E. Second St.
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room music with Jon and Chris. Thu, 6/21, 6pm. Two Twenty Restaurant,
down with Sikkie, J Loki, White Tiger, plus local DJs and producers. Thu, 6/21, 9pm. $5-$10. Panama Bar Café, 177 E. Second St.
SUN JUNE: Austin, Texas-based quintet performs dreamy, blissed-out indiepop jams. Thu, 6/21, 8pm. $7. Tender Loving Coffee, 365 E. Sixth St.
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INSIDE STRAIT: Country and a bit of rock in the lounge. We want to hear “Murder on Music Row.” Fri, 6/22, 8:30pm. Gold Country Casino & Hotel, 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville.
JOHN SEID, LARRY PETERSON & BOB LITTELL: An eclectic mix of dinner
music. Fri, 6/22, 6:30pm. Two Twenty Restaurant, 220 W. Fourth St.
PAT HULL: Singer/songwriter performs on the patio, plus late happy hour drinks and food from 8-9:30pm. Fri, 6/22, 7pm. Red Tavern, 1250 Esplanade.
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They may look like a crew of crazed circus carnies and sound like a derailed punk/ska locomotive, but there is substance behind Playboy Manbaby’s lyrics. Their unhinged songs talk about comfortable complacency in the face of tyranny, working for the man and the societal dangers of over-consumption. Doing this while sounding like a backyard party band is a brilliant ruse, but the message is clear: Don’t be an asshole. The Phoenix band plays with Los New Huevos and Similar Alien on Friday, June 22, at the Naked Lounge.
the desert, plus Los New Huevos and Similar Alien and the Lizard Brains. Bring your party pants. Fri, 6/22, 8pm. $7. Naked Lounge, 118 W. Second St.
REDDING INVADES CHICO: Punk band Brandon Antakk & The Hellhounds and rockers the Alvord Brothers cruise down 99 for a show with locals The Damaged Goods and Splatter Party. Fri, 6/22, 8:30pm. $7. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.
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In the ’60s, Malibu Locals Only formed to keep valley surfers off their fancy, private beaches, often with violent results and injuries at the hands of the entitled hometown gang. We’re not sure if anyone in Mr. Malibu surfs, but they could definitely kick in the teeth of some rich beach kids. The pedigreed four-piece recently put out a new album (find it on Bandcamp) and it’s chock-full of garage-rock goodness, fuzzy guitars and girl-group harmonies––from both sexes. Hear the new tunes at Argus Bar + Patio tonight, June 21.
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INSIDE STRAIT: See Friday Sat, 6/23, 8:30pm. Gold Country Casino &
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JAMMIN’ FOR JESUS: Christian musician jam night hosted by Beohbe Stewart. Sat, 6/23, 5pm. Free. Rock House Dining & Espresso, 11865 Highway 70, Yankee Hill, 530-532-1889.
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BOOZY BOOK CLUB: This week they’re discussing Theodora Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter. Sun, 6/24, 5pm. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.
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Puff play enduring appeal of Chekhovian drama in full flower. But while it does indeed do us the favor of delivering the Chekhovian goods and showcasing three remarkby able performers (Annette Bening, Juan-Carlos Selznick Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan), the movie wears its prestigious qualities respectfully, but a little too lightly. Set in Russia circa 1900, the story revolves around two separate summertime visits of a family of actors and writers to their country estate. The Seagull Ends tonight, June A grandiloquent actress (Benning) : PROOFED BY –– Ω––– presides over the gatherings, but the 21. –– Elisabeth Moss, –– Ω––– –– Saoirse Ronan and estate’s permanent residents are the Annette Bening. actress’ lordly, ailing brother (Brian Directed by Michael Mayer. Pageant Dennehy) and her passionately ambiTheatre. Rated PG-13. tious son Konstantin (Billy Howle), a fledgling artist, writer, musician and avant-gardist who dreams of creating radical new forms of theater. Bening’s Irina Arkadina is accompanied by the paradoxically magisterial and muddled Boris Trigorin (Corey Stoll), a writer who is her current lover, and she’s still getting fond attention from Dr. Dorn (Jon Tenney), a local physician and somewhat forlorn bachelor. Masha (Moss), the despairing daughter of the estate’s caretakers (Glenn Fleshler and Mare Winningham), is hopelessly in love with Konstantin but already mournfully aware she’ll probably end up marrying a feckless young school-
teacher (Michael Zegen). Konstantin, meanwhile, is furiously attracted to Nina (Ronan), a neighboring farm girl who dreams of becoming a star actress. Both of them, however, get seriously sidetracked—she with Boris and he with his frantic and desperate appetite for genuine attention from his mother. Mayer and screenwriter Stephen Karam treat all this as a brisk, but somewhat tentative combination of costume-drama and romantic-comedy. That approach works well enough for the purposes of glancingly serious entertainment, but it also undercuts and to some extent trivializes what otherwise might have been key strengths in characterization, theme and performance. There are close to a dozen noteworthy performances in this film, with Bening, Moss, Ronan, Stoll, and Dennehy being particularly striking. But Mayer’s direction of the actors seems rather uneven, at times, and the direction and production design in effect rob some of the characterizations of their complexities and interrelatedness by literally isolating individuals in huge widescreen close-ups at key moments. Mayer and company occasionally seem prone to haste and oversimplification and therefore at a loss with some of the more nuanced moments of Chekhovian tragicomedy. And the brisk pacing serves only to put the brooding worldliness of Chekhov even further in the background. Ω
FILM SHORTS Reviewers: Bob Grimm and Juan-Carlos Selznick.
Opening this week Disobedience
Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this film about a young woman who, after being sent away as a teenager from the orthodox Jewish community where she grew up for having a relationship with another female, returns home only to have her old flame reignited. Directed by Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman). Pageant Theatre. Rated R.
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earnest and decent, they are also dysfunctional with a capital “D.” Annie learns how to perform a séance and communicate with the recently departed, and it all seems innocent enough until apparitions start appearing and malevolent spirits begin messing things up. The movie is a ghost, demon and witch story rolled into one. It’s also one of the more powerful depictions in recent years of a family falling apart, making for a deep and layered horror excursion. Writer-director Ari Aster proves to be a master of atmospheric scares, relying less on jolts and gore and more on lingering shots in dark corners where you can sort of make out something staring at you. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated R —B.G.
With an active volcano threatening the island of dinosaurs, a relocation plan is hatched to bring them to a new island closer to civilization, which will surely have absolutely no unintended negative consequences. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13.
The Incredibles 2
The CGI superheroes and all their voices (Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson) are back in this sequel that finds Elastigirl fighting crime on her own while Mr. Incredible takes care of the kids. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG.
Avengers: Infinity War
The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Black Panther and his Wakandan army join forces to try and defeat Thanos before he destroys the universe. Cinemark 14. Rated PG-13.
This time, an all-female crew of specialist thieves teams up for a big heist. Starring Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13.
The happily profane superhero party continues with Deadpool 2, a sequel that brings the anarchistic spirit of the original without necessarily blazing any new trails. Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool/Wade Wilson character continues the break-the-fourthwall schtick here—Ferris Bueller-style— and while the gimmick definitely leads to some good laughs, it does start to feel a little too cute and repetitive. Much of the movie involves Deadpool forming the mutant supercrew X-Force while also becoming a trainee of the much more conservative X-Men team. Deadpool’s first mission with his crew is a screamer, especially due to the participation of Peter (Rob Delaney), a normal, khakis-wearing guy with no powers and a killer mustache who joins the force because he saw an ad and thought it might be cool. Deadpool gets a worthy adversary in the time-traveling Cable (Josh Brolin), a half-cyborg mound of angst with a human side. The sequel earns its hard-R rating much as its predecessor did: thanks to a steady stream of intermittently hilarious profanity and constant gore. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated R —B.G.
Annie (an incredible Toni Collette) has just lost her controlling, creepy mother. She has some control issues of her own, which manifest in her creation of miniature models, often depicting scenes from her home life with husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne, doing his best work in years), son Peter (an impressive Alex Wolff) and daughter Charlie (Milly Shapiro, who will break your heart). While every member of the family seems to be
Ends tonight, June 21. See review this isue. Pageant Theatre. Rated PG-13 —J.C.S.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Stepping into the iconic role of Han Solo is Alden Ehrenreich, a guy who has very little in common with Harrison Ford. He doesn’t look like him, he doesn’t sound like him, and he lacks that bemused Ford swagger. He does have his own charms, however, and is a likeable actor, and he puts his own spin on the character. The film is an origin story of the scoundrel with a heart of gold, willing to shoot first and ask questions later and also put his life on the line to save the universe. I had no need to see Han’s past romantic relationships, but it is undeniably enjoyable when he meets Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) for the first time. The budding bond with Chewbacca made me smile, and Glover does Billy Dee Williams proud as the young Lando. In my opinion, he is the film’s shining star. Cinemark 14, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13 —B.G.
Remake of the classic 1972 blaxploitation flick about a drug dealer looking for that big score that’ll help him retire from the game. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated R.
A comedy starring Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress and Jake Johnson as five friends who, every May for the past 30 years, have been playing an epic game of tag. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R.
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ALL THE JAMS Usually, Arts DEVO introduces his summer playlist by promis-
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“Make Me Feel” - Janelle Monáe: Forget Bruno Mars, Monàe is the heir to Michael Jackson’s throne; Prince’s too.
“Last Night” - Mr. Malibu: Fuzzed out ’60s pop, Chico-style.
“This is America” - Childish Gambino: Not a party jam, just the jam America deserves. “Cool” - Soccer Mommy: Liz Phair-ish power pop … and band name of the year? “Pristine” - Snail Mail: Perfect pop-rock from 19-year-old Lindsey Jordan. “Middle America” - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: Perfect pop-rock from 52-year-old Malkmus.
“Punk Kid” - Joan of Arc: Indie trailblazers since the mid-1990s are still experimenting and coming up with gorgeous music: “All my life I’ve been eating shit/Look at me, I’m a real punk kid.”
“Nont for Sale” - Sudan Archives: The future of music plays violin and electronics and makes sick, organic jams.
“Real Talk” - Titus Andronicus: Time to get real, America, so grab a mug of beer, swing it in the air, fight back tears of rage and sing along with Patrick Stickles: “If the weather’s as bad as the weatherman says, we’re in for a real mean storm!”
Why Haven’t Senior Homeowners Been Told These Facts? Keep reading if you own a home in the U.S. and were born before 1955.
It’s a well-known fact that for many senior citizens in the U.S. their home is their single biggest asset, often accounting for more than 50% of their total net worth. Yet, according to new statistics from the mortgage industry, senior homeowners in the U.S. are now sitting on more than 6.1 trillion dollars of unused home equity.1 With people now living longer than ever before and home prices back up again, ignoring this “hidden wealth” may prove to be short sighted. All things considered, it’s not surprising that more than a million homeowners have already used a government-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or “HECM” loan to turn their home equity into extra cash for retirement. However, today, there are still millions of eligible homeowners who could beneﬁt from this FHA-insured loan but may simply not be aware of this “retirement secret.” Some homeowners think HECM loans sound “too good to be true.” After all, you get the cash you need out of your home but you have no more monthly mortgage payments.
NO MONTHLY MORTGAGE PAYMENTS?2 EXTRA CASH? It’s a fact: no monthly mortgage payments are required with a government-insured HECM loan;2 however the homeowners are still responsible for paying for the maintenance of their home, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance and, if required, their
HOA fees. Another fact many are not aware of is that HECM reverse mortgages ﬁrst took hold when President Reagan signed the FHA Reverse Mortgage Bill into law 29 years ago in order to help senior citizens remain in their homes. Today, HECM loans are simply an eﬀective way for homeowners 62 and older to get the extra cash they need to enjoy retirement. Although today’s HECM loans have been improved to provide even greater ﬁnancial protection for homeowners, there are still many misconceptions. For example, a lot of people mistakenly believe the home must be paid oﬀ in full in order to qualify for a HECM loan, which is not the case. In fact, one key advantage of a HECM is that the proceeds will ﬁrst be used to pay oﬀ any existing liens on the property, which frees up cash ﬂow, a huge blessing for seniors living on a ﬁxed income. Unfortunately, many senior homeowners who might be better oﬀ with HECM loan don’t even bother to get more information because of rumors they’ve heard. That’s a shame because HECM loans are helping many senior homeowners live a better life. In fact, a recent survey by American Advisors Group (AAG), the nation’s number one HECM lender, found that over 90% of their clients are satisﬁed with their loans. While these special loans are not for everyone, they can be a real lifesaver for senior homeowners. The cash from a HECM loan can be used for any purpose. Many people use the money to save on interest
FACT: In 1988, President Reagan signed an FHA bill that put HECM loans into law. charges by paying oﬀ credit cards or other high-interest loans. Other common uses include making home improvements, paying oﬀ medical bills or helping other family members. Some people simply need the extra cash for everyday expenses while others are now using it as a “safety net” for ﬁnancial emergencies. If you’re a homeowner age 62 or older, you owe it to yourself to learn more so that you can make an informed decision. Homeowners who are interested in learning more can request a free 2018 HECM loan Information Kit and free Educational DVD by calling American Advisors Group toll-free at 1-(800) 820-8916. At no cost or obligation, the professionals at AAG can help you ﬁnd out if you qualify and also answer common questions such as: 1. What’s the government’s role? 2. How much money might I get? 3. Who owns the home after I take out a HECM loan? You may be pleasantly surprised by what you discover when you call AAG for more information today.
Source: http://reversemortgagedaily.com/2016/06/21/seniors-home-equity-grows-to-6-trillion-reverse-mortgage-opportunity. 2If you qualify and your loan is approved, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) must pay off any existing mortgage(s). With a HECM loan, no monthly mortgage payment is required. A HECM increases the principal mortgage loan amount and decreases home equity (it is a negative amortization loan). AAG works with other lenders and nancial institutions that offer HECMs. To process your request for a loan, AAG may forward your contact information to such lenders for your consideration of HECM programs that they offer. When the loan is due and payable, some or all of the equity in the property no longer belongs to borrowers, who may need to sell the home or otherwise repay the loan with interest from other proceeds. AAG charges an origination fee, mortgage insurance premium, closing costs and servicing fees (added to the balance of the loan). The balance of the loan grows over time and AAG charges interest on the balance. Interest is not tax-deductible until the loan is partially or fully repaid. Borrowers are responsible for paying property taxes and homeowner’s insurance (which may be substantial). We do not establish an escrow account for disbursements of these payments. A set-aside account can be set up to pay taxes and insurance and may be required in some cases. Borrowers must occupy home as their primary residence and pay for ongoing maintenance; otherwise the loan becomes due and payable. The loan also becomes due and payable when the last borrower, or eligible non-borrowing surviving spouse, dies, sells the home, permanently moves out, defaults on taxes or insurance payments, or does not otherwise comply with the loan terms. American Advisors Group (AAG) is headquartered at 3800 W. Chapman Ave., 3rd & 7th Floors, Orange CA, 92868. (CA Loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license (603F324) and Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act (4131144)). V2017.08.23_OR
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY For the week oF June 21, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19): According
to my analysis of the astrological omens, you have cosmic permission to enjoy extra helpings of waffles, crepes, pancakes and blintzes. Eating additional pastries and doughnuts is also encouraged. Why? Because it’s high time for you to acquire more ballast. You need more gravitas and greater stability. You can’t afford to be top-heavy; you must be hard to knock over. If you would prefer not to accomplish this noble goal by adding girth to your butt and gut, find an alternate way. Maybe you could put weights on your shoes and think very deep thoughts.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’re
slipping into the wild heart of the season of discovery. Your curiosity is mounting. Your listening skills are growing more robust. Your willingness to be taught and influenced and transformed is at a peak. And what smarter way to take advantage of this fertile moment than to decide what you most want to learn about during the next three years? For inspiration, identify a subject you’d love to study, a skill you’d eagerly stretch yourself to master, and an invigorating truth that would boost your brilliance if you thoroughly embodied it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Playwright
and novelist Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. Four of his works were essential in earning that award: the play Waiting for Godot, and the novels Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable. Beckett wrote all of them in a two-year span during the late 1940s. During that time, he was virtually indigent. He and his companion Suzanne survived on the paltry wage she made as a dressmaker. We might draw the conclusion from his life story that it is at least possible for a person to accomplish great things despite having little money. I propose that we make Beckett your role model for the coming weeks, Gemini. May he inspire you to believe in your power to become the person you want to be no matter what your financial situation may be.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): I suggest
you ignore the temptation to shop around for new heroes and champions. It would only distract you from your main assignment in the coming weeks, which is to be more of a hero and champion yourself. Here are some tips to guide you as you slip beyond your overly modest self-image and explore the liberations that may be possible when you give yourself more credit. Tip No. 1: Finish outgrowing the old heroes and champions who’ve served you well. Tip No. 2: Forgive and forget the disappointing heroes and hypocritical champions who betrayed their own ideals. Tip No. 3: Exorcise your unwarranted admiration for mere celebrities who might have snookered you into thinking they’re heroes or champions.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “A waterfall
would be more impressive if it flowed the other way,” said Irish writer Oscar Wilde. Normally, I would dismiss an idea like this, even though it’s funny and I like funny ideas. Normally, I would regard such a negative assessment of the waterfall’s true nature, even in jest, to be unproductive and enfeebling. But none of my usual perspectives are in effect as I evaluate the possibility that Wilde’s declaration might be a provocative metaphor for your use in the coming weeks. For a limited time only, it might be wise to meditate on a waterfall that flows the other way.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stage magi-
cians may seem to make a wine glass hover in mid-air, or transform salt into diamonds, or make doves materialize and fly out of their hands. It’s all fake, of course—tricks performed by skilled illusionists. But here’s a twist on the old story: I suspect that for a few weeks, you will have the power to generate effects that may, to the uninitiated, have a resemblance to magic tricks— except that your magic will be real, not fake. And you will have worked very hard to accomplish what looks easy and natural. And the marvels you generate will, unlike the illusionists’, be authentic and useful.
by rob brezsny LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The coming
weeks will be a favorable time to accentuate and brandish the qualities that best exemplify your Libran nature. In other words, be extreme in your moderation. Be pushy in your attempts to harmonize. Be bold and brazen as you make supple use of your famous balancing act. I’ll offer you a further piece of advice, as well. My first astrology teacher believed that when Librans operate at peak strength, their symbol of power is the iron fist in the velvet glove: power expressed gracefully, firmness rendered gently. I urge you to explore the nuances of that metaphor.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If I were
your mom, I’d nudge you out the door and say, “Go play outside for a while!” If I were your commanding officer, I’d award you a shiny medal for your valorous undercover work and then order you to take a frisky sabbatical. If I were your psychotherapist, I would urge you to act as if your past has no further power to weigh you down or hold you back, and then I would send you out on a vision quest to discover your best possible future. In other words, my dear Scorpio, I hope you will flee your usual haunts. Get out of the loop and into the open spaces that will refresh your eyes and heart.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Sex education classes at some high schools employ a dramatic exercise to illustrate the possible consequences of engaging in heterosexual lovemaking without using birth control. Everywhere they go for two weeks, students must carry around a 10-pound bag of flour. It’s a way for them to get a visceral approximation of caring for an infant. I recommend that you find or create an equivalent test or trial for yourself in the coming days. As you consider entering into a deeper collaboration or making a stronger commitment, you’ll be wise to undertake a dress rehearsal.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as DROP IN THE BUCKET at 1938 Oak Park Avenue Chico, CA 95928. ROSEANNE LUCY NELSON 1938 Oak Park Avenue Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ROSEANNE LUCY NELSON Dated: May 23, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000712 Published: May 31, June 7,14,21, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as H AND M HIGHWAY SUPPLIES at 1521 Warren Rd Paradise, CA 95969. KAYLA HAMPTON 1135 1st Ave Oroville, CA 95965. FRANK ANTHONY MEDINA JR 1521 Warren Rd Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: KAYLA HAMPTON Dated: May 18, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000689 Published: May 31, June 7,14,21, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as T L C PATIENT ASSOCIATIONS at 6219 McReynolds Ct Magalia, CA 95954. T L C PATIENT ASSOCIATIONS 5327 Edgewood Lane Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: MICHELLE LAFOND, SECRETARY/VICE PRESIDENT Dated: May 18, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000692 Published: May 31, June 7,14,21, 2018
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as COCO’S at 1008 W Sacramento Ave Ste 1A Chico, CA 95926. YANSUN ZOU 100 Sterling Oaks Dr #237 Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: YANSUN ZOU Dated: April 30, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000596 Published: May 31, June 7,14,21, 2018
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as SUBWAY 4149 at 1947 E 20th Street Suite A Chico, CA 95928. ADVALI GROUP INC 1325 Turker Way Chico, CA 95973. RAVI GUNDIMEDA 2485 Notre Dame Blvd Suite 380-269 Chico, CA 95928. CRUEITA MENA 2485 Notre Dame Blvd Suite 380-269 Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: RAVI GUNDIMEDA, PRESIDENT Dated: May 10, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000654 Published: May 31, June 7,14,21, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as COSMETIC TATTOOING BY STEPHANIE at 142 W. 2nd Street Chico, CA 95928. STEPHANIE POTTS 420 Oakvale Ave. Oroville, CA 95966. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: STEPHANIE POTTS Dated: May 17, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000687 Published: June 7,14,21,28, 2018
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In the
Georgian language, shemomechama is a word that literally means “I ate the whole thing.” It refers to what happens when you’re already full, but find the food in front of you so delicious that you can’t stop eating. I’m concerned you might soon be tempted to embark on metaphorical versions of shemomechama. That’s why I’m giving you a warning to monitor any tendencies you might have to get too much of a good thing. Pleasurable and productive activities will serve you better if you stop yourself before you go too far.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as FULL SUN ORGANICS at 1161 Palmetto Ave Chico, CA 95926. QUINTIN LOWELL TROESTER 1161 Palmetto Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: QUINTIN TROESTER Dated: May 29, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000722 Published: June 7,14,21,28, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as DESIGN BY HUMANS at 1262 Humboldt Ave Chico, CA 95928. DBH WORLDWIDE LLC 1262 Humboldt Ave Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Signed: JEFF SIERRA CO-OWNER Dated: May 25, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000717 Published: June 7,14,21,28, 2018
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as INCANDESCENT BRIDAL at 1095 Columbus Ave Chico, CA 95926. SHEILA FAY HALALI 1095 Columbus Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: SHEILA HALALI Dated: May 29, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000723 Published: June 14,21,28, July 5, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as EL RANCHO BOOTS at 1365 Longfellow Ave Chico, CA 95926. FERNANDO CAMPA 110 8th St Orland, CA 95963. PERLA ADRIANA MEZA 110 8th St Orland, CA 95963. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: PERLA MEZA Dated: June 6, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000759 Published: June 14,21,28, July 5, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as ROUBAIX ENTERPRISES at 204 W Lassen Ave Chico, CA 95973. ROUBAIX ENTERPRISES INC 7700 Irvine Center Drive Ste 800 Irvine City, CA 92618. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: TERRY DECOTTIGNIES, PRESIDENT Dated: May 24, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000713 Published: June 14,21,28, July 5, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as ESPLANADE FURNITURE at 1750 Esplanade Chico, CA 95926. ESPLANADE FURNITURE CORPORATION 1750 Esplanade Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: DANN MOSER Dated: May 31, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000735 Published: June 14,21,28, July 5, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CATS BIKE at 2697 Forbestown Rd Oroville, CA 95966. JOSHUA WILLIAM BAILEY 965 Nelson Ave Oroville, CA 95965. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JOSH BAILEY Dated: June 11, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000777 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as AG MAN DISTRIBUTION at 2898 Cussick Avenue Chico, CA 95973. TEAK REYNOLDS WILBURN 2898 Cussick Avenue Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: TEAK WILBURN Dated: May 18, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000691 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as SEL-TECH at 108 Boeing Ave Chico, CA 95973. SELKEN ENTERPRISES INC 108 Boeing Ave Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: ERIK RUST, PRESIDENT Dated: May 24, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000714 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as KOLAPA HOUSE OF CHARITY, SLE MISSION at 6168 Some Way Magalia, CA 95954. BRENDAN JOSHUA JENKINS 1451 Oro Dam Blvd Sp 1 Oroville, CA 95965. STEVEN HENRY JENKINS 6168 Some Way Magalia, CA 95954. This business is conducted by a Joint Venture. Signed: STEVEN JENKINS Dated: June 11, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000773 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as BUTTE COUNTY GOOD FOOD NETWORK at 2483 Streamside Court Chico, CA 95926. PAMELA MARIE LARRY 2483 Streamside Court Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: PAMELA LARRY Dated: June 12, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000778 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as WESTERN HEATING AND RAIN GUTTERS at 1754 Piney Ridge Road Paradise, CA 95969. ALMA IRIS WILLIAMS 5270 Beverly Glen Ave. Paradise, CA 95969. MARK EDMOND WILLIAMS 5270 Beverly Glen Ave. Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by A Married Couple. Signed: MARK E. WILLIAMS Dated: June 11, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000774 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as BODYWORK BY NIKKI at 341 Broadway Suite 309 Chico, CA 95928. NICHOLE ASHLEY VARGAS 1179 East Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: NICHOLE VARGAS Dated: June 15, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000796 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as AARON’S AUTO WORX at 3870 Neal Road Paradise, CA 95969. AARON MICHAEL WEBER 3870 Neal Road Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: AARON WEBER Dated: June 1, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000750 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CHICO POWER SWEEPING SERVICE at 1074 E 8th Street Chico, CA 95928. JAMES SMITH 1074 E 8th Street Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JAMES A SMITH Dated: June 1, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000744 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as NEEDFUL THINGS at 8247 Skyway Paradise, 95969 95969. MARTIN BYRON VAN GUNDY 1542 Millwood Lane Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: MARTIN VAN GUNDY Dated: June 15, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000795 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
NOTICES NOTICE OF LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a mobile home, registered to Raymond King & Cheryl King, interested party Raymond King & Cheryl King, as described as a 2002 Oakwood mobile home, Decal Number LBE7272, Serial Number GOCA21L29262A/ GOCA21L29262B, Label/Insignia number RAD1373099/RAD1373100, and stored on property within the Golden Feather MHP, at 703 Oro Dam Blvd. W. Oroville, CA 95965, County of Butte (specifically the space designated as space #403 within the park), June 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and such succeeding sales days as may be necessary, and the proceeds of the sales will be applied to satisfaction of the lien, including the reasonable charges of notice, advertisement, and sale. This sale is conducted on a cash or certified fund basis only (cash, cashier’s check, or travelers’ checks only). Personal checks and/or business checks are not acceptable. Payment is due and payable immediately following the sale. No exceptions. The mobile home and/or contents are sold as is, where is, no guarantees. The sale is conducted under the authority of California Civil Code 798.56a and Commercial code 7210. Dated: June 14, 2018 Golden Feather MHP 703 Oro Dam Blvd. W #208 Oroville, CA 95965 (530) 533-8679 Published: June 21,28, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KYLE GERARD FERGUSON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: KYLE GERARD FERGUSON Proposed name: KYLE WILLIAM NABORS 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: June 29, 2018 Time: 9:00a.m. 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: May 8, 2018 Case Number: 18CV01418 Published: May 31, June 7,14,21, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner DIANE ELIZABETH SMITH filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: DIANE ELIZABETH SMITH Proposed name: DIANE ELIZABETH PRINCE 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: July 13, 2018 Time: 9:00a.m. Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: TAMARA L. MOSBARGER Dated: May 22, 2018 Case Number: 18CV01624 Published: June 7,14,21,28, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner PATRICIA ELAINE PETROPOULOS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: RENAE JANE LEFLORE Proposed name: RENAE JANE PETROPOULOS-LEFLORE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter
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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: July 6, 2018 Time: 9:00a.m. 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: May 11, 2018 Case Number: 18CV01532 Published: June 7,14,21,28, 2018
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JOSE RIOS VILLEGAS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: JOSE RIOS VILLEGAS Proposed name: JOSE RIOS 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: July 20, 2018 Time: 9:00a.m. 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: May 24, 2018 Case Number: 18CV01638 Published: June 14,21,28, July 5, 2018
NOTICE OF HEARING Date: August 10, 2018 Time: 9:00a.m. Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: TAMARA L. MOSBARGER Dated: June 11, 2018 Case Number: 18CV01165 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
PUBLIC NOTICE OF PETITION FOR DECREE OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on 8th day of June, 2018 a Petition for Decree of Beneficial Ownership of the Equitable Estate of “RANDY KENT BARKER” Case No. 18PR00248 was filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Butte, Civil Probate Action-Equity requesting an Order decreeing to be the Beneficial Owner of the Estate of “RANDY KENT BARKER.” The Court has fixed the 17th day of July, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom No. TBA of the North Butte County Courthouse as the time and place for the hearing on said petition when and where all persons interested may appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petitioner should not be granted. Published June 21,28, July 5, 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: EMILY N GAYNOR Proposed name: EMILY N TEAGUE 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.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as HEAVEN TO EARTH NATURAL SOLUTIONS at 100 Sterling Oaks Dr Apt # 173 Chico, CA 95928. MICHAEL KEIICHI MCNEAL 100 Sterling Oaks Dr Apt # 173
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as LUCKY PENNY INTERIORS at 6679 Brook Way Paradise, CA 95969. TARA LYNN BISHOP 6679 Brook Way Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: TARA BISHOP Dated: May 31, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000741 Published: June 14,21,28, July 5, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as GOLDEN STATE SMOKERY at 16260 Stage Road Forest Ranch, CA 95942. BRIAN FIELDS 16260 Stage Road Forest Ranch, CA 95942. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: BRIAN FIELDS Dated: June 8, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000768 Published: June 14,21,28, July 5, 2018
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as GOLDEN HOUR PRODUCTIONS at 8 Hunter Ct Chico, CA 95928. ANTHONY SANZONE 8 Hunter Ct Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ANTHONY SANZONE Dated: June 1, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0000749 Published: June 21,28, July 5,12, 2018
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Our goal is your satisfaction 2611 Guynn Ave | $618,000 A little bit of country, with the convenience of Chico living! Full acre of land with easy access to shopping, dining, and services. The rear yard is stunning, and has created a beautiful backdrop for many weddings and gatherings. Room for RV, mother-in-law unit, storage, etc. Circle driveway, brick details and pretty white shutters. The generous floor plan includes living and dining rooms, remodeled kitchen with loads of storage, breakfast nook and a family room. Cozy wood stove, open beam vaulted ceiling and beautiful wood flooring. Spacious master en suite with to-die-for views from the garden tub. Three additional bedrooms share a roomy bathroom with access to the back patio. 2 car garage + office. Lots of off-street parking..
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Homes Sold Last Week ADDRESS
41 Crow Canyon Ct 13985 Lindbergh Cir 13863 Comice Ct 3 Laguna Point Rd 268 E 2nd Ave 4253 Kathy Ln 1799 Estates Way 865 Brandonbury Ln 380 E 9th Ave #1 8 Via Los Arboles 1428 Ridgebrook Way
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AFFORDABLE... move in ready! Cozy home, 2 bd/1 bath, sits on large lot w/large side area for parking and rV access to back yard. Home includes a basement (3 rooms) a Must see...
3 bd 2 bth with lots of upgrades. Call now for more info and private showing.
3 bed 2 bath on a foundation, 1568 sq ft .77 acre on the agricultural side of the green line and minutes from town. $199,000. Call me for details.
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SQ. FT. 3429 2809 2483 2491 2763 1734 2085 2240 2260 1752 2165
1145 W Lindo Ave 3171 Sawyers Bar Ln 1040 Holben Ave 1440 Citrus Ave 442 Eaton Rd 1229 Marian Ave 851 Palmetto Ave 2888 Upland Dr 141 Echo Peak Ter 2886 Sweetwater Fls 2625 Vistamont Way
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1. Casa Sierra Vista, .32 acre lot in a gated subdivision asking
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26.6 ac walnuts with 5800 sq ft home $1,495,000 6ac Creekside on Butte Creek $249,000 3.4 ac, well, septic and power in place $115,000 5 ac lot. Owner carry $29,500 2 bed 1 bath downtown, $209,000 Campus close, newer 4/2 $369,000
Butte Valley 2-custom homes, private setting on 235 acs, horse or cattle ..........$1,999,000 custom home, 3 bed/ 2.5 bth, 2,102 sq ft, hardwood floors, Carrera Marble + more!.$475,000 Teresa Larson (530)899-5925
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open floor plan, 3 bed/2 bth, 1,653 sq ft, lovely backyard with pond ..................$365,000 pool! 1 Acre, 3 bed/2 bth, updated kitchen + bathes, 2,411 sq ft + Gorgeous!...$599,000
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The following houses were sold in Butte County by real estate agents or private parties during the week of june 4 – june 8, 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
226 W 3rd Ave
SQ. FT. 1424
522 Nord Ave #18
SQ. FT. 960
22 Rose Ave
240 Reginald Way
99 Key West Loop
2910 Table Mountain Blvd
1898 Hooker Oak Ave
5781 Acorn Ridge Dr
83 Oak Dr
1525 Elliott Rd
1267 Calla Ln
5600 Gramercy Pl
14 Pebblewood Pines Dr
6266 Dawnridge Ct
1446 Oakdale St
6853 Pentz Rd
2936 Pennyroyal Dr
5711 Chaney Ln
1172 E 9th St
6642 Lincoln Dr
1420 Sherman Ave #9
6244 Harvey Rd
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