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#ParadiseStrong I have been seeing the outpouring of support from the Chico community in the wake of this catastrophe brought on by the Camp Fire. Every day I see people in my store buying food and living essentials not for themselves but for others. Chico has opened up their wallets, homes and hearts to their fellow neighbors on the Ridge. I don’t know how long it will take to get all those in need back to a normal life, I do know Chico will stand by Paradise residents as long as it takes. It makes me proud to live and work in such a caring CHRIS HOSTETTLER – OWNER, CHICO GROCERY OUTLET

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EDITORIAL

Thankful in this time of need The North Valley Community Foundation organized

a Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund almost immediately following the start of the disastrous firestorm. Two days later, a map indicating the origin of the donations showed a wealth of generous benefactors, densely throughout the West Coast, from San Diego to Washington state. A few outliers in the Midwest and East Coast made clear news of the crisis in Northern California was spreading to our neighbors, friends and loved ones afar. Within the week, tax-deductible donations were flowing in from nearly every corner of the nation—and some internationally. NVCF’s mobilization has been critical in the shortterm—providing immediate means to care for those displaced by the fire. But the nonprofit’s good work will continue in the coming months—years even—as the money flowing in during these urgent days and hours funds recovery. As we’ve chronicled in this newspaper during visits to the fire-ravaged Ridge and surrounding hamlets, the need will be immense as our community members begin to rebuild their lives. During this week of giving thanks, we want to express our gratitude for all of the efforts, great and small, that we’ve witnessed over the past couple of weeks. From the donations of clothing, food and other necessities to the folks who’ve opened their homes

to the displaced, including strangers, we’ve seen an outpouring of compassion. For this year’s Local Heroes issue, we’ve underscored our appreciation for such volunteerism, as well as for the work of first responders and other public employees. Another shout out goes to the folks in the private sector—from the mom-and-pop shops organizing fundraisers to the big operations in town that have scaled up campaigns. There are many of note, including Sierra Nevada Brewing Co’s $100,000 donation to its Fire Relief Fund through Golden Valley Bank. Chico’s beloved brewer is also preparing to launch Resilience Butte County Proud IPA—and asking other brewers around the country to use its recipe and join the effort (hundreds have already agreed)—with all of the proceeds earmarked for its fund. If you’re wondering how you can help in the months ahead, we have a couple of suggestions. First, give what you can afford—whether that’s money or time. We also encourage you to continue the outreach that has spurred the generosity we’ve seen from outside this region. At this point, when folks ask what can be done to help, let them know that monetary donations are much-needed, most welcome and the best way to help our community move forward. And, of course, thank them for being there in our time of need. Ω

GUEST COMMENT

Camp Fire’s toll doesn’t define town that the Chico News & Review’s editor lived in W Paradise. The first month stemmed from necessity, my hen I moved to Chico in 2006, it was an open secret

in-laws opening their home to a rapid relocator. The following years, residency became a choice, as I’d grown enamored of this town among the trees. Every day, as I drove down Skyway into Chico, admiring the beauty that changed with the elevation, I couldn’t believe that people could live in a place like this. My wife, Amy, and I, with little dog Bella, moved into a newly by built apartment on Camino Lane. Evan Tuchinsky Friday nights in the fall, I’d walk a The author few blocks to join the whole town is a former (or so it seemed) at Paradise High editor-in-chief and football games, in a stadium ringed current contributing by pines. We bought our first home editor at the CN&r. in Paradise, near Oliver Road and Valley View Drive, and adopted three more rescue dogs—two from the town shelter, supported by a cadre of active volunteers.

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Weekend mornings meant breakfast at Debbie’s, owned by Chico City Clerk Debbie Presson (a former Paradise mayor), served by her daughter Melissa; or the Comeback Diner, where we also got to know the owners and servers by name. Comeback closed well before the fire, another eatery taking its space. It was hard to keep a business on the Ridge. Colorful characters abounded. The late Jerry Mendon ran a world-class and -renowned nursery in a residential neighborhood. Pam and Brian Gray, Paradise Rotary’s first couple, would get to conventions by Harley. There’s hardly a group that Loretta Griffin hasn’t joined or given her 2 cents’ worth. I met so many interesting, distinct individuals—at shop counters, in supermarket aisles and on Bille Park trails. Paradise had its share of poverty and problems, predating the tragedy. Mayberry, it wasn’t. Yet, it also was characterized by pride—on display during Johnny Appleseed Days, Chocolate Fest, Gold Nugget Days—and generosity. All my old residences are gone. The town, as it stood, is gone. The Camp Fire took a toll that numbers can’t represent. Paradisians made Paradise special; people, more than the place, define this town. Ω

SECOND & FLUME by Melissa Daugherty m e l i s s a d @ n e w s r e v i e w. c o m

The leftovers Prior to the Camp Fire, the biggest natural disaster in my orbit was the Loma Prieta earthquake back in 1989. Though most of my family is here around Chico, I was born and raised in the Bay Area, where my dad took a job after graduating from Chico State. My mom and I were in her car in downtown Livermore when the tremor shook the hell out of the region. It was jolting, but we were fine. Others weren’t so lucky. Sixty-three people were killed. While watching local news coverage that night, especially of the collapse of Oakland’s Cypress Structure—a stacked portion of Interstate 880 where 42 people perished—I couldn’t help but think about having been at the Oakland Coliseum with my dad two days earlier for Game 2 of the World Series. A segment of the upper deck of the Bay Bridge collapsed as well, and buildings in San Francisco’s Marina District buckled and caught on fire. The next day, I read about the disaster in the Tri-Valley Herald, our East Bay newspaper, but by then the story was everywhere. It captivated the country. National news outlets parachuted into the area to cover the carnage and pretty much solidified my disdain for most television news. What really got to me was Dan Rather’s reporting from the scene of the collapsed freeway, which included ghoulish descriptions of how people had been crushed as well as an inaccurate report that hundreds had perished. This was pre-internet, of course, when we were reliant on just a handful of news sources. I thought about that over the past two weeks, as I’ve obsessed over reading and watching coverage of the Camp Fire, from the LA Times to the newspaper that knows the Ridge best, the tiny eponymous Paradise Post, now a publication for a refugee population. It dawned on me: This is our Loma Prieta, our Hurricane Katrina, our Oakland Hills Fire. With the exception of the flippant reporting by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (of Hardball fame) and watching Jeff Glor (of CBS Evening News) report poolside from Malibu (tough gig) on the loss of rich people’s properties, the out-of-town outlets have been doing a good job. They won’t be here forever, though. Indeed, they’ll pack up and be on to the next big disaster soon enough. That will leave the reporting to a handful of small local newsrooms—the independent one run by yours truly; Chico’s hedgefund-owned daily and the aforementioned Post, both with uncertain futures, though they have been banging out solid coverage since day one; and a couple of local television stations, including one owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose editorial independence has been questionable ever since hundreds of its stations aired identical antimedia segments mirroring Donald Trump’s sentiments. The upside: This is our community, and we care. Speaking of Trump, as much as I’d like to completely ignore his trip to Paradise—or is it Pleasure?—I have to say something. I was ambivalent ahead of it. On the one hand, Butte County needs help, so I was glad he would see the devastation. On the other hand, I couldn’t help but bet he would say something stupid, insensitive or arrogant. As we all know now, he hit the trifecta.

Melissa Daugherty is editor of the CN&R


LETTERS

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Camp Fire aftermath Re “Camp Fire” (Cover story, by CN&R staff, Nov. 15): As I type, over 8,700 homes have been destroyed in the Camp Fire. In the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, Butte County will show negative growth in the Housing Census. Once upon a time, back in the mid-1980s, a multifunction development was proposed for Nance Canyon, south of Chico and west of Paradise. It never really got off the ground because we were in a “slow growth” era at that time. The upside of that project’s demise was that its principal planner, Tom DiGiovanni, chose to remain in the area and establish New Urban Builders and build a whole new neighborhood along Doe Mill Road and other dynamic projects. It is time to dust off those Nance Canyon plans and reconsider the site. Perhaps it could become the “New Paradise.” It is unrealistic to expect a rebuilt town of Paradise to have much resemblance to what

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has been destroyed. The commercial infrastructure will be very slow to return without an immediate customer base. Nance Canyon is 10 minutes from southeast Chico’s existing commercial core. All the old models need to be reconsidered. The disaster on the Ridge requires new and more flexible development models be immediately considered. Otherwise, many of those 8,000-plus homes will be rebuilt in neighboring counties. Ronald Angle Chico

Paradise lost? I think not. It could be a miracle in the making. The mystics of all religions have told us that that the only thing that is real is love, and that all else are blocks to the awareness of loves presence. All of the damage California has suffered from the fires has not damaged our ability to love and in fact has awakened us to its presence among us.

The destruction of Paradise, as the worst fire in the history of California, could be the turning point, the time when California wakes up and leads the way to solutions for a sustainable way of life. What happens in California has often spread to the rest of the United States and then to the world. We have experienced that climate change is real, and we know “all you need is love.” I believe in miracles. Renee Renaud Chico

As a wildland firefighter, I helped battle the 1993 Topanga Fire. I was also impacted by the 2008 Humboldt Fire. Years later, the Camp and Woolsey fires are running the same ridges, primarily because of lack of forest/brush management. What is known: In California, “forest volume continues to increase on both private and public forest lands. The greatest threat is not loss of forest due to harvesting … but LETTERS C O N T I N U E D

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LETTERS c o n t i n u e d f r o m pa g e 5 catastrophic events such as wildfires …” (University of California Forest Research and Outreach). Wildland managers will tell you they’re not allowed to cut limbs or even move a rock on public lands without clawing through rolls of red tape, which saps finite resources. Utility company reps will tell you homeowners often choose trees over proper clearance. HOAs block cutting limbs/trees/other. And a fair percentage of homeowners who choose to live in “forests” fail to live up to their responsibility of maintaining their acreage. Lawsuits fly, gobbling up critical time and resources. Until politicians and tree-huggers (I love trees, too!) reverse bad policies, remove burdensome regulations, provide incentives and hold all property owners accountable, we will continue to reap what we sow. (Government agencies own 60 percent of California’s forest land.) John J. Blenkush Forest Ranch

We live in one of the most flammable places in the world. Maybe it’s time to minimize the use of wood and start building with adobe/ cob. Adobe houses are cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Most importantly, they don’t burn. President Trump is right about the mismanagement of our forest. “Raking and cleaning” is fine, but what our forests really need are to be “dead wooded” (the physical removal of the dead wood). Unlike a rain forest, our forests don’t clean up after themselves. Every year, there is more and more dead wood, then there is a fire. This has been nature’s way since the beginning of time. But this is a different world. We need to develop a symbiotic relationship with the forest. When we take care of the forest, the forest takes care of us. Otherwise, say hello to the desert. If we really are serious about saving our habitat, then it starts in our own backyard, one tree at a time. Imagine Northern California: adobe/cob cottages; people living safely and sustainably in our deadwooded forests. Paradise would be an understatement. Rick Spettel Paradise

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The destruction of Paradise, as the worst fire in the history of California, could be the turning point, the time when California wakes up and leads the way to solutions for a sustainable way of life. —renee renaud

to prevent LaMalfa No. 4 Fire rather than spending our tax dollars given as corporate welfare to subsidize his private business. Beau Grosscup Cohasset

Council’s Band-Aid “Demand outweighs supply” (Newslines, by Ashiah Scharaga and Meredith J. Cooper, Nov. 15): Before the Camp Fire, Chico had a housing crisis. Post-fire, this crisis is only going to intensify. Thankfully, our intrepid City Council convened an emergency meeting to issue a 30-day stay on evictions and rent increases of more than 10 percent. If only the crisis were going to abate in the next 30 days. It won’t, of course. Nothing could more appropriately close out the terms of Councilmembers Andrew Coolidge, Reanette Fillmer and Mark Sorensen—and the mayoralty of Sean Morgan—than experiencing the worst crisis the city has faced in living memory, and responding with a pointless Band-Aid that won’t last until Christmas but which allows them to pretend they did something. Nathaniel Perry Chico

Don’t blame Trump Re “That ‘SOB’ POTUS” (Letters, by Roger Beadle, Nov. 15): As usual, Roger Beadle’s comments are inappropriate and inaccurate. I admit that our president’s recent comment about the California wildfires were somewhat inane. However, the fact remains that most of our forest areas have not been managed properly. If you think back 20 or so years ago, timber harvesting was big business

in Northern California. There were numerous mills supplying lumber for our construction projects. Some areas were clear-cut and then replanted—one of the better management programs that cleaned up the area eliminating fuel for fires and maintaining a sustainable supply of lumber. Other areas were selectively harvested and cleaned up that left immature trees standing while removing the older trees and associated debris. Unfortunately, uninformed folks put a stop to most of this harvesting because of supposed environmental reasons, particularly on government lands. Remember the spotted owl concern? So, in fact, our forests have been mismanaged. This has occurred on most lands irrespective of ownership. My understanding is that our president did not specifically cut off aid to fire victims or any other groups. And don’t try to blame President Trump for mismanagement or cuts in funding. Remember, he has been in office for less than two years and the problem started many years ago. Bill Pahland Chico

Electoral College retort Re “Hit the road, sir” (Letters, by Loretta Ann Torres, Nov. 15): Ms. Torres said: “For those who never learned history: Our founders thought the votes of the less populated states should be just as important, in national elections, as the more populated states. If only ‘popular votes’ are counted, then the West Coast and the East Coast will always decide national elections.” There are states that are not on the West or East coasts that Donald Trump failed to carry, not to mention all of the people in

other states who also did not vote for him. So, do all of those people’s votes not count? As for what Ms. Torres said here: “If you don’t like this type of government, I think you should find another country that is more to your liking.” So, what she advocates is fascism, which is something that her leader, Trump, likes. I suggest to Ms. Torres that, when we don’t re-elect Trump in two years, perhaps she find another country where everyone must go along with the leader. To use her words, I say her logic is “flawed.” Walter Ballin Chico

Vile, huh? Here are some quotes from comrade Trump’s own cabinet and former cabinet members, who don’t last long with that tantrumthrowing jerk. Chief of Staff John Kelly: “He’s an idiot” (referring to Trump) and “we’re in crazytown.” Former economic adviser Gary Cohn: “He’ a professional liar.” Defense Secretary James Mattis: Trump has the intellect of “a fifthor sixth-grader.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: He’s a “[expletive] moron.” Listen to the names Trump calls his opponents: “Low IQ Maxine Waters,” “crooked Hillary,” “horseface” Stormy Daniels and Jeff Sessions, a “dumb Southerner.” Vile is going easy on a scoundrel like Trump. I’m no match for these turncoat Democrats, whether he be the so-called president of the United States or a weird local-yokel letter writer, but no one will convince me that it’s fair for Wyoming to have one Electoral College vote for every 195,000 citizens and California to have one for every 711,000. What’s the point of even having an election when the Electoral College loser has more than 3 million more votes than a blowhard like comrade Trump? I’ll stay here and do my best to piss off the religious right. Ray Estes Redding

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NEWSLINES DOWNSTROKE TWO FATAL SHOOTINGS

An alleged robbery attempt in west Chico left a man fatally wounded Saturday (Nov. 17) and Chico Police looking for the shooter. Just before 5 p.m., officers from Chico PD and University Police responded to a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound in an apartment building on West Second Street behind Burger King. The victim, whom officials have not identified, was pronounced dead at Enloe Medical Center. Police say a resident shot one of the robbery suspects and a second suspect fled the scene, but the investigation is in preliminary stages. Last Thursday (Nov. 15), law enforcement fatally shot a man suspected in a 2014 double homicide outside a Concow hardware store burned by the Camp Fire, just outside the evacuation zone. The man—identified as GD Hendrix, 48, of Berry Creek—was a parolee at large reported as acting suspicious for several days. Sheriff’s deputies from Butte, Sutter and Alameda counties responded.

CITY CAPS PRICES

In response to reports of predatory cost hikes since the Camp Fire broke out Nov. 8, the Chico City Council has prohibited price gouging for six months, until May 16. The ordinance extends a state law that puts these protections in place for 30 days after a state of emergency has been declared. Under the ordinance, which was adopted immediately at a special meeting Friday (Nov. 16), anybody offering housing, goods or services cannot raise their prices more than 10 percent above the current average retail price (i.e., during the 30-day period preceding the declared emergency), unless they can prove that costs have gone up. If prosecuted under state law, guilty parties can receive a misdemeanor and $10,000 fine. So far, investigators from the Butte County District Attorney’s Office have received about 60 tips, but none of those have been substantiated.

HUBER, BROWN BUOYED

A 5-2 progressive majority on the Chico City Council appears to be the outcome of the Nov. 6 general election, with Scott Huber (pictured) solidly in third following the full tally of ballots. Election-night results put Huber ahead of Andrew Coolidge, the lone incumbent, by 141 votes. In unofficial totals released last Tuesday (Nov. 13), that margin grew to 588, and Huber’s fellow progressive Alex Brown vaulted conservative Kasey Reynolds to become the leading votegetter (by 159 votes). The Butte County Elections Office said it would release official final results at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 21). 8

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Tof and sent tens of thousands of people out the hills, Butte County Sheriff’s inveshree days after the Camp Fire broke out

tigator Mic Kelley was going door-to-door in Magalia, checking for survivors and pets story and that may have been left photo by behind. A familiar patMeredith J. tern had emerged: He’d Cooper knock, no one would m ere d i t h c @ come to the door. That n ew srev i ew. c o m is, until someone did. “I was startled when I knocked and she happened to answer,” he told the CN&R. “She was 87 years old, and she had no clue why no one was around.” Kelley said he asked her why she had stayed home by herself. She’d yelled for help as people filled their cars and drove away, she replied, but no one had heard her. She lived in a part of Magalia that had largely survived the fire; she herself had survived off of food defrosting in her freezer and a drip of water from her faucet. “She was from England,” Kelley said with a smile, “and she told me that after a meal [since the evacuation], she had a bit of cooking sherry with some chocolate.”

Kelley called for an ambulance that took her to a nearby hospital for care, then resumed his knocking. He found four others who answered their doors, but those four had chosen to stay. Kelley’s rescue story is an illustration of the

devastating reality of the Camp Fire evacuation. Not everyone was able to escape; many of them, like the woman in Magalia, were very old. “People ask, ‘Why didn’t someone grab her?’” he said. “What they don’t understand is that this fire was moving at 80 football fields a minute—there was no time to save yourself and your neighbors.” Of the 669 people listed as missing as of CN&R’s press time, many do not list ages. Those that do skew high—a majority are over the age of 60, with many in their 80s and 90s. The youngest is 20; the oldest, 101. “The median age [in Paradise] was 50,” said Jody Jones, Paradise mayor, notably in the past tense. “But that had come down a bit in the last few years. There were quite a few older, retired people, but we also had a lot of young families with children.” In characterizing the town, Jones said

the large number of retirees meant a lot of opportunities to volunteer. “There were a lot of service clubs, a very active senior center, there was the Moose Lodge and the Elks, there was a garden club. When you’re retired, you look for things to do and ways to give back.” Jones has been on the Paradise Town Council since 2014, but she was a resident 10 years ago when the Humboldt Fire threatened her town. Since then, she said, there have been many efforts made to ensure a safe and orderly evacuation. That included opening up an escape route to the north, through Magalia and Stirling City, as well as implementing a zone system, in which specific neighborhoods can be evacuated without sending the whole town into pandemonium. “I got an emergency alert on my cellphone at 8:31 [a.m., Nov. 8],” Jones said. Those with a landline are automatically in, but cellphone users have to opt in. “We did some drives to ensure that people would sign up,” she explained. “We’d send them things in the mail, advertise that you have to sign up, and a lot of people didn’t. “For the people that got it, it worked,” she added. “But no one anticipates having


Butte County Sheriff’s investigator Mic Kelley, at a site in Magalia where workers are searching for human remains, recounts a story of finding an elderly woman alive days after the fire erupted.

to evacuate an entire town at the same time. It overwhelmed the transportation system.” When it comes to an older population, many don’t have cellphones. Some are bedbound or rely on wheelchairs or walkers to get around, and others have medical equipment like oxygen that hinders mobility, explained Amanda Brogan, lifestyle director at The Terraces, a retirement home in Chico. Her facility, as with the others in town, has welcomed a number of new residents, Camp Fire evacuees. On the morning the fire broke out, The Terraces’ executive director asked that its two buses be sent to Paradise to retrieve residents in facilities there. “We were on it,” Brogan said. The drivers, both from the Ridge, spent all day in Paradise picking up residents and stuck in traffic. “People were just leaving their cars, knocking on the bus doors,” she said, “so they ended up picking more people up.” The Terraces, being so close to Highway 32, where the fire was creeping the evening of Nov. 8, ended up having to evacuate itself. “All day, we were calling family members, letting them know that we’re not on alert or warning, but if you want to bring your loved one home for a couple of days, do so. A lot of people did come pick them up. We had our residents get a bag together. And our nurse gathered medication. Then, around 1 or 2 o’clock in the morning, the fire was getting close to 32, so we got a greyhound and our two buses and brought everyone to Roseville.” For Brogan, the evacuation of just one facility was an undertaking. She said she struggled to think of trying to evacuate an entire town where many of the residents are seniors. “Being in this business and working with seniors for 15 years, I’ve been thinking of the residents who didn’t get that alert,” she said. “Or not even having transportation because they don’t drive, maybe not having family that was around to assist them, and some of them not even having any idea what was going on. “It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around it, it’s so devastating.” Ω

Perilous Paradise Emergency officials say it will take weeks, perhaps months, to clear burned areas of hazards

With each passing day, more life returns to

the town of Paradise. By Sunday (Nov. 18), tree service companies and other civilian contractors were nearly as common a sight as law enforcement, emergency personnel and utility workers. Hazmat-suited recovery crews were less ubiquitous in the town’s most densely populated neighborhoods, having left a trail of spray-painted “X”es at property lines and on vehicles to indicate they’d been checked for hazards and human remains. The sun even managed to pierce the smoke layer for most of the day. Despite the relative order being established and the removal of some major and apparent hazards—like vehicles, trees and Entry alerts: power lines blocking Multiple agencies working roadways—several on the Camp Fire have emergency workers the released a list of health and safety warnings for people CN&R encountered re-entering evacuated that day were quick to areas. Further information warn about persistent can be found at Cal Fire’s and unexpected safety readyforfire.org and social media accounts. concerns in the devastated area, both seen and unseen. Those calls for caution were echoed by officials with the state’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) who—though aware that Ridge residents are eager to survey their losses and curtail their fears of looters—warned that it may be weeks, or even months, before the area is safe for large numbers of civilians to return. “I’ve never seen anything quite as devastating, and I was also at the Sonoma and Lake County fires,” CalOES Public Information Officer Robb Mayberry said by phone Monday. Mayberry is based in Sacramento, but visited the scene of the Camp Fire in the days after it began. “Those [earlier incidents]

were very bad fires, obviously, and Sonoma was the Mount Everest … we thought. But the devastation from the Camp Fire, and the entire town of Paradise destroyed, I’ve never seen anything close.” Part of the agency’s role in the fire is coordinating the efforts of thousands of personnel on-site, which include employees from local, state and national agencies, as well as volunteer professionals helping to assess the dangers. “We’re working as hard as we can, but it’s important we take the time to be sure that it’s absolutely safe before people return,” Mayberry said. “It’s important to remember that the fire is still burning, so we’re also still very much in response mode. It’s a good time to be thinking about recovering and moving forward, but right now there’s still flames, there’s still people missing, there’s still people who perished whose remains are yet to be recovered.” On the scene Sunday, a CalOES volunteer

elaborated on the abundance of unexpected perils in the devastated areas. “There’s danger in every direction … up, down, everywhere,” he said. “You’ve got heavy things that can fall from above, like trees and chimneys.” Emergency workers are marking dangerous trees in the affected area with spray paint. A message reading “P1” indicates a tree is extremely hazardous and could fall at any time; “P2” trees are hazardous and scheduled for removal. “You have holes in the ground from underground storage and septic tanks,” he continued. “Anything made out of plastic or fiberglass melts and burns and you’re left with these hidden hazards.” Even professionals being “deliberately careful” are at risk, he said, noting that a

A displaced Ridge resident set up signs on the Skyway Saturday (Nov. 17) to relay a sentiment shared by many evacuees to Donald Trump’s passing motorcade. PHOTO BY KEN SMITH

CalOES worker who reportedly fell into septic tank that day was lucky to escape injury. Burned structures may be more dangerous than they appear, he added: “What’s burnt might look like a flat pile of ash, but with the way floors are framed, people can sink into the ashes,” he said. “These are not the same houses they left, they’re structurally damaged … the floor that was there could be gone and fall hazards remain.” Other unexpected hazards include gas leaks, and trees and power polls that continue to smolder deep into the ground. Another CalOES worker expressed worry about water mixing with toxic ashes. “Water lines are broken all over the place and there’s random water everywhere, it’s hard to shut it all off. These ashes contain all of the stuff that we as humans use, including a lot of chemicals, so you have to think about how those chemicals react with water. It’s toxic sludge.” The worker said he understands residents are eager to return, but that he could not overstate the remaining dangers. “I’ve got nothing but sympathy for the people that want to get back to their own properties,” he said. “At the same time, we can’t have people coming back to try to get some comfort, only to be hurt or fall into a cesspool. I really feel for all those people, but if they opened the doors up and let the public into a situation like this, I would be very distressed.” —KEN SMITH

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about 30 minutes before the Camp Fire forced the evacuation of the entire town, later reducing her school to ash and rubble. Her father, Paul, recalled knowing something was wrong that morning when a “big ol’ chunk of ash” landed on him as he fastened Hope’s car seat. He dropped her off at school and essentially had to turn around and pick her up: Class was canceled. After quickly returning home, Airth noticed the sky was an unnatural red and black. He grabbed their pets and the family’s personal documents, while Hope, who had just turned 6 the day before, packed the essentials for what Dad told her was a two-day trip: her stuffed monkey, a toy and scrub pants—the bottoms of her latest Halloween costume. “By the time I got my kid and my animals in the car, I don’t know how you explain it,” said Airth in a Louisiana drawl. “It was like a tropical storm with fire. It was flying everywhere all over us.” Hope and Airth ended up in a hotel room in Corning (there weren’t any available in Chico), with his wife, Amber, an Enloe Medical Center nurse, joining them later that day. Airth, a stay-at-home dad, said he realized that it wasn’t doing his little girl any good to see him try to deal with the aftermath of the family losing their home. “She needs to go play and meet people and talk and learn, instead of just watching people going, ‘What are we supposed to do now?’” he said. He quickly enrolled her in Woodson Elementary School in Corning, and less than a week after the fire, Hope was back in class. As of press time, the Butte County Office of Education planned to reopen all county schools for students Dec. 3. That includes schools from the Ridge— Paradise Unified School District (PUSD) trustees are working hard to get their students back into classrooms with their teachers at separate locaEnroll: tions in the county. Call 211 within Butte Michael Greer, president-elect or Glenn counties, text of the PUSD board of trustees “School Ties” to 85511 and a special education teacher or call (866) 916-3566. in Sutter County, has lived in Paradise for 30 years. Since his home burned down, he has been staying in Sacramento, but that hasn’t deterred him from attending emergency meetings locally and visiting Paradise students at evacuation centers. “The first thing they asked is, ‘When can I be with my teacher? I miss my teacher,’” he told a room of trustees from multiple districts at a recent meeting. Greer said his board has come to a clear consensus: “We want our students with our teachers in our schools. That’s what we’re going to try to do … get our kids with our teachers and with their friends.” In the short term, school for PUSD is going to look like

a bunch of little satellite classrooms, Superintendent Michelle John told the CN&R. Most local campuses have offered PUSD some space or a classroom here and there. BCOE has a working group tasked with figuring out

Paul Airth enrolled his 6-year-old daughter, Hope, at Woodson Elementary School in Corning after they lost their home in Paradise. PHOTO COURTESY OF AMBER AIRTH

how to rent portables or other facilities and find land. “We’ll just bus kids all over the county if that’s what we need to do,” John said. When the semester ends in December, she added, the district will kick into high gear to figure out an interim plan, with the long-term goal to rebuild in Paradise. It’s hard for the Airths to plan on returning Hope to PUSD. “We’d like to go back to Paradise, but what are we going to go back to?” her father said. Right now, the family is living in an RV in a park for the next month. They aren’t sure what comes next, and are “taking things as they come.” “We’re going to wait to see how everything goes,” Airth added. “Getting Hope into school was like, mission accomplished.” Meagan Meloy already was working with her BCOE team

to assist the 1,500 homeless students across the county before the Camp Fire displaced at least 4,000 students on the Ridge. They now are all considered homeless under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act. Her first thought: “How do we even begin?” As director of School Ties & Prevention Services, Meloy coordinates a continuum of services that include helping students get into school. The county has placed an enrollment coordinator


15th Street at every school—charter and noncharter—and six School Ties case managers have been busy coordinating among parents, schools and districts, Meloy told the CN&R. BCOE asks that the families of students displaced by the Camp Fire contact Butte 211 (see infobox) to get connected to a case manager to help them decide the best step forward when it comes to enrollment. Case managers are also there to help families sign up for programs and get free school supplies. Any student displaced by the fire can return to PUSD or choose to enroll in a charter or the neighborhood school associated with their current location. “We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for families … to get their kids back in school,” Meloy said. BCOE has set up a booth at the Local Assistance Center at the Chico Mall in the former Sears building alongside dozens of local, state and federal agencies, to offer school information, free supplies and disaster assistance for thousands of displaced families. On a recent afternoon, a colorful array of backpacks decorated with hearts and stars, affectionate words and phrases in glittery script awaited children. These particular donations were put together by students in Shasta and Sonoma counties. Inside are much-needed school supplies for young evacuees of the Camp Fire, including pencils, paper, markers and binders. But, there’s more: Along with the supplies, there’s a teddy bear and a very special note, with handwritten messages in pencil. The generous students to the west and to the north of Butte County can relate to what Ridge children are going through; they also survived catastrophic wildfires, the Tubbs Fire and the Carr Fire, respectively. “I’m sorry that this disaster keeps destroying our lives,” one student writes. “I hope you will find somewhere to stay.” They leave two hearts for good measure. “Oh my gosh, it’s already full!” a young girl said while zipping open her backpack, her straight brown hair falling forward as she peered inside. An adult companion replied warmly, “That’s a good start.” —ASHIAH SCHARAGA ashiahs@ n ewsr ev i ew. com

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HEALTHLINES Persistent poor air from the Camp Fire impacts Saturday farmers’ market patrons  last weekend (Nov. 17).

Lingering effects Camp Fire harms health in myriad ways

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Dsmoke of 2008 when the Humboldt Fire spewed into the valley. He “couldn’t believe r. Matthew Fine recalls the mid-June days

how bad” the air was then, he told the CN&R last week; a pulmonologist and chief medical officer at Oroville Hospital, Fine treated patients suffering ill effects. Air quality since the Camp Fire erupted, as anyone anywhere in Northern California knows, is far worse. (“Horrible” was Fine’s description.) With particulate levels exceeding unhealthful levels by magnitudes of 10 or more, North State air has been the worst on Earth. “The most polluted city in the world is Delhi, [India],” he said. “This is twice as bad as Delhi is when it’s bad.” He wasn’t exaggerating: Friday afternoon (Nov. 16), parts of Chico measured over 500 microparticles per million as Delhi’s average topped 200.

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Coughing, itchy eyes and scratchy throats mark the most obvious effects of smoke inhalation—masks, with appropriate levels of protection, are the most obvious preventative measure. But there’s more in the mix than irritation and N95 filters. Wildfires can trigger an array of health complications. “People see the haze and say, ‘It’s going to irritate my lungs,’” Fine noted. “It does a lot more than that.” There’s an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly among current cardiac patients. There’s greater opportunity for illness to spread, like norovirus has at local shelters. There’s impaired breathing for children prone to infections, seniors with compro-

“People see the haze and say, ‘It’s going to irritate my lungs.’ It does a lot more than that.” —dr. matthew Fine

mised lungs and adults with conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). “If you have long-term exposure, like this is the air you lived in, you’d have increased risk of lung cancer, increased risk of emphysema,” Fine said. “Hopefully that’s not going to be the case here, because this should be over [soon]. “Our air in the valley isn’t always so great, anyway—but this is much, much worse than anything else we’re getting exposed to.” Kent Pinkerton agrees. A professor of pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine, he’s also director of the university’s Center for Health and the Environment. In his 32 years on faculty, he said, never has he seen conditions like this—and he just returned from a teaching trip in China. “It’s pretty remarkable,” he continued, “but it’s a reflection of what the Air Resources Board and those who were involved with looking at the impact of climate on the state of California were predicting … and drives home that we probably need to look at how we mitigate the effects of wildfires, how we minimize their impacts.” Microparticles constitute the greatest health

concern for people breathing in smoke. Wildfires release myriad compounds (see “Impacts? Stay tuned,” Greenways, page 16)— but particulates under 2.5 microns pose special perils. At that size, Fine said, particles get into

the small air sacs low in the lung, called alveoli, and cross into the blood stream. There they inflame blood vessels, which can trigger a cardiac episode. “For somebody with a healthy cardiovascular system, it’s not going to cause a heart attack or stroke tomorrow,” Fine said. “But if you’re continually exposed to it, it does increase that likelihood; and for people who already had heart disease or hardening of the arteries, this will definitely increase the risk of an immediate problem.” Pinkerton also mentioned arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and noted the two most vulnerable age groups for ill effects: the very young and the very old. Lungs in children have not fully developed, and because of their size and level of activity, kids get exposed to a greater proportion of microparticles. Elders, meanwhile, may have immune systems weakened by other illnesses or infirmity. “They may be almost like canaries [in the coal mine], to tell us something is wrong,” Pinkerton said. “They may be the first to feel the effects. “As a consequence of these wildfires, we clearly will see more emergency room HEALTHLINES c o N t i N u e d

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Thank you to our heroes On behalf of everyone at Adventist Health we want to pause to thank our amazing team at Adventist Health Feather River and first responders who worked tirelessly amidst the tragedy of these fires to save our patients and each other. Your actions have been nothing short of heroic. Your love, courage and commitment is inspiring. No matter how difficult the challenge, even in the face of your own personal tragedies, you remained strong, focused and stopped at nothing to keep our patients and our communities safe. You are our heroes. On behalf of all of us at Adventist Health and our communities, we will be forever grateful.

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fication from Chico State, landed at San Francisco airport soon after the Camp Fire sparked Nov. 8. As he rode a train from the Bay Area to Davis, he said, he was struck by the irony of returning to such poor air after two weeks in China, where pollution chokes various areas. While air quality officials and health professionals focus on 2.5-micron particle concentrations levels (PM 2.5), “we’re beginning to learn that wildfire smoke has hundreds of different compounds,” he said, especially when structures are burned along with trees. UC Davis researcher Keith Bein is working to identify those components for Pinkerton’s environmental health center. Amid the Camp Fire, and others like it in the wildland-urban interface, “we don’t know how toxic it is,” he said. “So there’s a big concern about a potential increase in the toxicity—and not only that, but an increase in the population that is being exposed for a sustained duration.” Ω

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visits with people who are having respiratory problems, but they may soon be coming in due to irregularities with their heart.” Respiratory problems include exacerbation of asthma, emphysema, COPD and cancer. “Anybody with a pre-existing medical condition is going to have more problems,” Fine said. Individuals and families displaced from their homes face an added level of concern. Sheltering in close proximity to others increases the risk of contracting a respiratory infection (e.g., cold or flu) or gastrointestinal illness (e.g., norovirus). Butte County Public Health put in motion procedures to isolate people with symptoms from others in shelters. Last week’s positive test for norovirus came at Chico’s Neighborhood Church. Fine observed the same thing when volunteering at a shelter in Oroville. Pinkerton, familiar with the North State because his wife earned her library sciences certi-

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In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, we’re all suffering from the loss of Paradise and neighboring communities— some of us much more than others. While some families may be able to return to their normal routines, others are contending with property loss, housing uncertainties and financial hardships. With an estimated 3,500 school-age children directly affected, special attention should be given to young victims and the trauma they are suffering. Their day-to-day functionality and recovery will be heavily influenced by how their parents and caregivers cope. Follow these tips to help alleviate stress and trauma: • Provide a safe and stable environment. • Model calm behavior and a hopeful outlook. • Provide honest and accurate answers to your child’s questions, appropriate to their developmental level. • Be patient when addressing behavioral swings. • Establish a reassuring daily routine and structure. • Nurture your own well-being and emotional health. Check nctsn.org to find additional information and resources. Source: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress


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GREENWAYS Paradise and its environment will regrow from ashes whose chemical composition is not fully known. PHOTO BY MELISSA DAUGHERTY

Impacts? Stay tuned ‘Unprecedented’ nature of Camp Fire complicates eco forecast

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Ssmoke-choked weeks ago, Keith Bein has crisscrossed Northern California gathering ince the outbreak of the Camp Fire two

air samples for study. This is no frivolous pursuit: What he and colleagues at two UC Davis institutes uncover may well help mitigate damage from disasters. Bein, a Chico State alum, is an expert on air pollution, including its effects on health and climate change. Since the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa last October, he’s analyzed the chemical composition of emissions from large wildfires. Sunday (Nov. 18), he drove to Paradise in his flatbed truck, transporting the two electric vehicles he uses in the field. “This is so brand new; this is unprecedented,” he said. “This is the first time we’re seeing urban/suburban wildfires—they’re large-scale, very intensely burning, crowning wildfires that are jumping into neighborhoods, just taking them out.” Over the past 40 years, fires in California forests have grown more frequent and severe—escalating in the past several years to the devastating levels of the Tubbs, Carr and Camp fires. In the same time, development has changed the landscape of many forested mountains. Blazes there release distinct traces, many of which scientists haven’t fully identified. That complicates assessing a wildfire’s exact impact; thus, the impetus for Bein’s work. “Now we have a new kind of pollution that we haven’t studied before,” he explained. Bein conducts research for the Air Quality

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Research Center as well as the Center for Health and the Environment. While he tests emissions, others test residues. A team already has determined that scorched earth from pristine forest contains “vastly different” constituents than urban-interface areas, and even different rooms in a house yield difference traces when burnt—though, again, the exact chemicals remain uncatalogued. These preliminary findings match the experience of Jackson Webster, a civil engineering professor at Chico State with expertise in water quality and environmental chemistry. Since 2011, he’s studied the effects of wildfires on watersheds; in fact, that was the subject of his doctoral thesis. Webster explained that wildfires burning any trees produce smoke, ash and charcoal in which elements condense—metals such as aluminum, minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. “You can basically go down the Periodic Table,” he said, “and you’re going to find increases in a lot of these things because the mass of the combusted material is gone ... but the remaining stuff is still there.” In what’s called the wildland-urban interface (or WUI), Webster added, “which is where we saw the loss of the structures and infrastructure in the [town] of Paradise, what’s in that ash is anyone’s guess.” Because it’s lightweight, ash carries easily and far in wind. It also flows during rain. Erosion of hillsides represents less of a concern in the North State than in Southern California, Webster said, but risks for creeks, rivers and lakes remain. “If we get a long period of rain with a fair amount of water, we can expect that there will be a lot of mobilization of the ash, charcoal and sediment down into the waterways,” he continued. “But if the rain is more gradual, or we have a very dry winter, that won’t

transport as much sediment. “The worst-case scenario [for watershed contamination], we get a large rain event very soon. Sure, we all want the water … but if the crews don’t have time to do much clean-up, we could see a lot of mobilization from the burn zone.” Changes to the forest will be more gradual

but no less significant. The Humboldt Fire in 2008 scarred Lower Paradise, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley; some areas took several years to start masking the char. The Camp Fire—California’s most destructive ever—represents another order of magnitude. Zack Steel knows the local terrain and what effects to anticipate. He’s a Chico native, completing his doctorate in ecology at UC Davis, looking at how wildfire changes wildlife habitat. Nature is resilient, he said, but also adapts in response to changes. “Going into these wild areas that have burned, a year or two after, you’re going to see things coming back,” Steel explained. “You’re going to see wildflowers, shrubs, oak trees sprouting, birds coming in. It’s not going to be moonscape right after this—and that will change over time. Eventually that will return to more or less what we saw before … if everything is recovering successfully.” That’s a big caveat. Climate change has played a major role not just in extending and intensifying fire season but also in growth conditions. More days are hotter. Fewer days are colder and wetter. Fellow ecologist Jesse Miller sees climactic influences on species he studies. Miller, who teaches at Stanford and researches at Davis, tracks the effect of wildfire on plant diversity. He pays particular attention to oftoverlooked lichens: algae-fungus fusions.

“Lichens are really sensitive organisms; they’re really dependent on ambient conditions around them, more so than a lot of organisms around them, more so than plants,” he said. “When the lichens start disappearing off the landscape, it signals that the environment is changing in ways that are biologically important but in ways that we may not notice.” The loss of tree cover— leaves or conifer needles— “creates a warmer and drier microclimate on the landscape,” Miller added, “which perhaps is interacting with climate change, which is also making the landscape a little hotter and drier.” The size of the fire, approximately 150,000 acres as of the CN&R’s deadline, ultimately will shape how the forest regrows. Flora with lighter, airborne seeds have a better chance of appearing deeper into the burn zone than, say, larger trees, which after largescale blazes may only ring the perimeter. Couple that with non-native, invasive species from residential gardens, Miller said, the Ridge “may get a different plant community after the fire.” Ω

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Staying strong Monica Nolan is intimately involved in the Ridge community. A resident for 17 years—she lives in Magalia—she worked for some time at the Paradise Unified School District before taking over the post of executive director of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce nine years ago. When she started, barely in the wake of the Great Recession, the chamber suspended operations, since the transient occupancy tax had been rerouted to the city. She and a small staff have buoyed the organization, which went from being open two days a week to four during her tenure. Increases in memberships, sponsorships, products and events helped that effort, she said. Nolan’s house survived the fire, she said, so she will be returning to help the rest of the community rebuild. For now, contact the Paradise chamber inside the Chico chamber’s offices at 180 E. Fourth St., Ste. 120, or call 891-5556.

How has the business landscape changed on the Ridge in the past nine years? We’ve lost a lot of mom-and-pop storefronts. I’d attribute it to the crash of ’08 and the changing economy of online shopping. We’ve had some franchises come in and franchises—a lot of them don’t join chambers. But they

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What are your members asking right now? They’re saying, “I want to see my business, when can I get back?” The second thing to your home is your livelihood. They’re desperate to get back and desperate to pay their employees and keep all that afloat. That is the main thing I’m hearing. But these are such early days—we’re still in the mourning phase.

How is the community feeling? Well, I still don’t have the full inventory of destroyed structures. But one thing that’s noteworthy is that our entertainment infrastructure is there. The cinema, the Performing Arts Center, and the longest-running community theater in the North State [Theatre on the Ridge].

Has the lack of a sewer line been an issue? do their community giving in another way.

What’s happening now for the Paradise Ridge chamber? The Chico Chamber just took us under their wing, as is what chambers do for each other. I’m in contact with Redding’s chamber, Santa Rosa’s chamber—and even farther away, with the Galveston [Texas] Chamber of Commerce, and Joplin [Mo]. There is a blueprint. Probably having a sister chamber foster you for a time is part of that blueprint. With the economy of Butte County being so interconnected, we need to keep our businesses on the Ridge in business. A lot of Chico business is dependent on Paradise business.

It was a huge deal because [more] restaurants couldn’t open. It really inhibited the number of employees per shop— because you didn’t have toilet capacity. The fact that it was so expensive for business owners to pay to have their septic serviced regularly was really crippling.

Do you see Paradise moving in a different direction moving forward? At the community meeting at Laxson Auditorium last Thursday, that was addressed. Our mayor has the chops to get it done. She [Jody Jones] brought it up before the fire and she’s doing it again. —MEREDiTH J. COOPER m e re d i t h c @new srev i ew. c o m

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back to business Sexy Panda is not a happy panda. The bao truck out of Sacramento has been stationed in the Walmart parking lot since the beginning of the Camp Fire displacements. I talked with owner Frank Hilscher for about an hour the other night and one thing was clear: He is passionate. He’s frankly pissed about Chico’s intolerance of homeless people and disgusted by the way some in the community regard that population, which tragically grew in size overnight due to the fire. A case in point for Hilscher: The least fortunate among those displaced were sleeping in tents on the cold ground in a big-box parking lot. As an owner of three trucks in Sacramento for the past nine years, Hilscher saw a place where he could pitch in. “I just thought, ‘What can we do to help?’ I got up off my couch, put as much food in the truck as I could and drove up here.” Before being asked to leave the lot, as the camp was relocated to the Butte County Fairgrounds, Hilscher estimates he and his crew served over 30,000 meals. He’s not the only one; countless other mobile eateries and sit-down restaurants around Butte County have offered their food and services for first responders and victims alike. Since he got here, he’s toured all the evacuation centers and said the one in Chico’s Walmart parking lot was by far the largest. Expect to hear more from Hilscher in the near future.

SpeakiNg of … Chico’s Downtown Hospitality Group got together and has implemented a fundraising drive till the end of the year. Every Tuesday, a portion of sales will go to Camp Fire relief efforts. Participating restaurants are: B Street Public House, The Banshee, Bella’s Sports Pub, Bill’s Towne Lounge, Burgers & Brew, Crush, Duffy’s, La Salles, Madison Bear Garden, Mom’s, Parkside Tap House, Smokin’ Mo’s and Tres Hombres. Wait, there’S more Eateries in Oroville are stepping up too, and will be holding a Restaurant Rally for Camp Fire Families Dec. 1-2, during which 15 percent of all sales will go to the relief effort. (Some Chico and Red Bluff eateries are joining the rally as well.) Participating restaurants: Applebee’s (Chico, Oroville and Red Bluff), Crush (Chico) Copa de Oro (Oroville), Grande Burger (Oroville), The Exchange (Oroville), Jake’s Burgers & More (Oroville), Logan’s Roadhouse (Chico), Outback Steakhouse (Chico), Papacito’s Mexican Cantina (Oroville), The Patio (Oroville) and Taps Bar and Grill (Chico). b2b A number of Chico businesses have opened their hearts—and doors—to offer co-working space, including computers and meeting rooms to help keep businesses affected by the fire moving. ChicoStart launched the effort and was quickly joined by 2B9X, the city of Chico, CapayHops, Clockshark, LuLus, Harris Commercial Real Estate, Nor-Cal Vans, Social High Rise and Work Truck Solutions. Go to ChicoStart.com for more info. You guys rock! Happy Thanksgiving!

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ach year at Thanksgiving, the Chico News & Review shines a light on local heroes, giving thanks to those who put in hard work for others. This year, we’re going to need a much bigger spotlight. In the wake of the Camp Fire, thousands of heroes have risen to the moment. So, in addition to those who have been volunteering throughout the year to help the homeless, local children and animals in need, we are also giving a giant “thank you!” to the many who have responded during this unprecedented local crisis. If we follow their example and lend a hand, we’ll get through this together.

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Saluting the responders

Volunteers, public safety personnel work tirelessly on Camp Fire relief effort

It goes without saying that the Camp Fire has irrevocably changed the fabric of our community. It has been almost two weeks since the firestorm ignited. Amid the destruction on the Ridge and in other communities, we’ve witnessed a wellspring of selflessness and kindness. The Camp Fire has mobilized an army of Good Samaritans. Name a service, and there are volunteers providing it: food servers and chefs providing free meals at evacuation sites and restaurants for victims and first responders; community members collecting, sorting and distributing free toiletries, pet supplies and clothing; and churches and community organizations opening their doors to provide emergency shelter, everyday supplies and other resources. The list goes on and on. This compassion also has manifested itself in

public safety personnel, who’ve thrown themselves into harm’s way to beat down the blaze and protect the citizens of Butte County. They continue on the job to this day—and will work until the last of the flames is extinguished. Meanwhile, members of many agencies, from fire departments and State Parks to local police and sheriff’s offices, are keeping a watchful eye on the region, scouring it for survivors and protecting evacuees’ belongings from looters. They’ve also taken it upon themselves, alongside volunteers from organizations like the North Valley Animal Disaster Group, to help the beloved pets that were left behind. One such story is that of an Oroville California Highway Patrol officer who discovered a flock of miraculously unscathed backyard chickens and grabbed some cereal and oats from a nearby (still-standing) home to feed them. Soon after, he connected via social media with the owners, who gave him some feed. When he returned, the chickens had laid several eggs. He’s not the only one going above and beyond his regular duties: First responders have forged relationships with stray pets, bringing them food and water, or transporting them to veterinary care. Sure, some of these folks are paid to do what they do, but the sheer magnitude of their efforts


Left: Guido Barbero (masked), along with friends Truck-a-roni, wanted to help evacuees, so he set up operations in the Chico Walmart parking lot, with no expectation the donation center would become such a huge draw. PHOTO BY MERDITH J. COOPER

has been staggering. Fire departments from across the U.S. have responded to our community’s call for aid. In addition, as of Friday (Nov. 16), there were nearly 5,600 Cal Fire personnel working on the Camp Fire, with 622 engines and 101 fire crews deployed. Local government has mobilized as well. The city of Chico has taken in the town of Paradise, offering the municipality free spaces within the Old Municipal Building so the town can continue operations. The Chico Public Works Department accompanied Paradise Unified School District representatives (with an escort) into the fire zone to save $40,000 worth of food from the schools still standing, as well as the district’s computer servers with vital information. There are too many efforts to list, but the message is one of unity and heroism. And we are grateful. —CN&R STAFF

Stephen Terry and Michelle Monnot, volunteer firefighters with the El Medio Fire Department in Oroville, draw water into their tanker from the De Sabla Reservoir above Magalia. PHOTO BY MERDITH J. COOPER

Friend at the plaza

Patrick Newman

Patrick Newman and his allies in Chico Friends on the Street do a lot for the city’s down and out. By his estimate, over the course of the past nearly three years, they’ve collectively handed out somewhere in the range of 7,000 bagged lunches, hundreds of blankets and sleeping bags, and hundreds of boxes of clothing and toiletries. Much of that has been dispensed on Sundays at the City Plaza. Depending on the time of the month, 50 to 100 homeless residents join Newman and his crew of roughly a dozen like-minded folks—ranging from Chico State faculty members to millennials. Newman’s approach is not embraced by all, especially certain community cleanup groups and the members of the City Council’s conservative majority. But Newman is undeterred. “The plaza is owned on Sundays by this population, and I know that’s really offensive to a lot of people,” he said. “But in an increasingly authoritarian era, to me those are like the canaries in the coal mine. When we see that all those people are gone, either we’ll have moved into a Bernie Sanders era, where we’ve brought FDR-style programs to bear and dealt with our housing deficit, or they’ll have been removed somewhere else somehow. … I’m very fearful of the latter.” Indeed, Newman argues that local homeless people have been increasingly targeted by the City Council. He’s particularly critical of the Offenses Against Public Property ordinance. That law was placed on the books several years ago and gives local law enforcement the ability to cite or arrest people on a variety of charges, including camping and storing their belongings in public spaces. In his view, it criminalizes homelessness by creating a legal device to arrest people for activities required in daily living, such as sleeping and relieving oneself. At the same time, the panel has refused to set up toilets that are accessible 24/7 or take immediate action to shelter the hundreds of people who sleep on the streets each night. Chico Mayor Sean Morgan has

directly criticized Chico Friends on the Street, equating its members’ efforts with something they do to make themselves feel good. Newman is quick to dismiss that notion. The proximity to human suffering is quite painful, he said. It’s also expensive. Newman, a retired social worker, spends $500 a month out of his own pocket. Newman’s well-publicized ejection at a recent City Council meeting—an incident in which he was placed in handcuffs and escorted out by police after going over his allotted speaking time— was a calculated move to bring visibility to the suffering of the hundreds of residents who live unsheltered. Realistically, Newman says, he’s not offering solutions. His efforts are to offer a counter-narrative to the criminalization route the

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city has adopted. The main goal— even with the food distribution—is to make it clear that homeless folks have a right to exist. His message directly to those on the streets: “I see you as a human being that, in the absence of shelter, has a right, a human right, to be in our public spaces, and to be tolerated there or be accepted there, to be affirmed there as a human being, to be included in our community … the sandwich is just a way of saying that for me, a way of delivering that.” —MELISSA DAUGHERTY me lissad @ newsr ev iew.c o m

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Dave Wallace

Building future citizens

About 20 years ago, Dave Wallace spotted four frightened kittens mewling from the bushes at Scotty’s Landing. Wallace had always been an animal lover, though more of a “dog guy,” growing up as a bird hunter and fisherman, but the scene tugged at his heartstrings—these brown tabby kittens had been dumped on the banks of the Sacramento River, and now it was flooding, threatening to drown them. He and a friend rescued them, Wallace adopting two, which he named Mio and Rio. At that moment, a love of felines was born. “It kind of was this ‘aha’ moment,” he said during an interview in his living room in central Chico. “How could anybody treat such a nice animal in a horrible way?” Three of his fur babies rested nearby, while another three (all rescues) hid, shy around strangers. Wallace estimates he has now rescued at least 2,600 cats, and he’s done it all without asking for a dime. He is one of about six cat-trapping volunteers with the Neighborhood Cat Advocates, an organization that aims to keep the cats of Chico safe and their populations under control. He joined shortly after they formed in 2013

A.J. Haggard

Over the course of his 10 years working as a deputy district attorney for Butte County, A.J. Haggard saw a lot of hard cases. But all the while, he knew that the problems of those he was responsible for prosecuting didn’t start with their crimes of the moment. He also knew that, for many of them, it wouldn’t be the last of their troubles. “Sometimes you look across the table [and you can tell] things are not going to go good for them,” he said. “[And] you realize they don’t have any clue why.” When Haggard retired five years ago, he says he started to think about ways he could help people before those destructive patterns have a chance to develop. It was immediately apparent that he had to get to them when they were young and try to instill the traits common to happy, well-rounded people—things like kindness, respect, empathy, etc.—and get kids talking about them. So, he reached out to the principal of the school closest to his house—Kristen Schrock at Little Chico Creek Elementary—and pitched the idea of creating a citizenship-award program that started with kindergarteners. Schrock was all in. That was three years ago, and the Little Chico Creek Citizenship Program is now a school-wide initiative that incorporates the teaching of nine character traits in the curriculum at all grade levels. At the end of each month, each class in the school votes for the person in the room who best represents the trait, and Haggard shows up with a dignitary from the community—people like the chief of police or Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson—hands each honoree a certificate and a coupon for free pizza and takes a picture. “It’s been a really cool thing,” said Schrock. “He really wanted to get some of these traits infused in the schools. … He needed a springboard, and Little Chico Creek was a lucky recipient.” The LCC teachers decide the traits to focus on each year. This year’s nine are positivity, grit, safety, kindness, respect, honesty, courage, helpfulness and responsibility. Then, at the end of the school year, Haggard rents out the Elks Lodge and brings more guest presenters to speak on citizenship and hand out “citizen of

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the year” awards for each grade level. For the first assembly, Haggard said he hoped 50 or 60 would show up. They had 470 come through the doors. “The first kid up was Dax, a kindergartner,” he said. And after Sheriff Kory Honea handed him his award, the crowd went wild and the kid beamed. “That little kernel of pride, it’s a ridiculously important thing,” Haggard said. “It was really gratifying.” Since then, the awards show audience has grown to 600, and Haggard still foots the bill for hall rental, plus snacks for everyone. Haggard says one of the most important aspects of the program is that the playing field is level. Even kids who aren’t star students or athletes, or maybe have difficult situ-

A.J. Haggard hands a citizenship award to Little Chico Creek student Isabela Zavala. PHOTO COURTESY OF LITTLE CHICO CREEK ELEMENTARY

ations at home, can get positive attention for simply being good people. “[We] try and give kids a chance to have some power in their lives; show that they can get recognition,” he said. “Let’s give everyone a chance to have the president of Chico State give them an award and turn around and have 600 people cheer for them.” And the kids have responded to him as well. “They love it,” said Schrock. “Mr. Haggard has rock star status on our campus. ... He’s devoted a ton of time and money and organization and planning to this program. He’s a stellar man.” —JASON CASSIDY j aso nc @new srev i ew. c o m


(helping cats on his own and through other organizations for about two years prior), and it’s work that has kept him busy and fulfilled in retirement. Wallace has found cats dumped in orchards, car lots, school campuses and river beds—and he’s gone right in after them, coaxing them out of hiding places into cages. He takes the friendly, sociable ones to local shelters, while the feral felines are spayed and neutered, given a rabies shot then released back into their colonies after recuperating. The hardest times are when Wallace comes across animals that have been treated poorly or have clearly been dumped to fend for themselves. It’s not uncommon for him to bring in cats with wounds from BB guns. It’s not always easy to trap savvy street cats or ferals, but one of the most difficult parts of his job is actually booking the spay and neuter appointments, he told the CN&R. The advocates often will have to plan trappings in advance so that they can get many cats into a vet, and veterinarians are often booked, so they’ll drive around to multiple

locations for one colony trapping. The advocates are hoping to raise enough money to get their own mobile van for procedures, about $100,000 fully equipped, and they are always looking for more volunteers to foster friendlier cats. Wallace said he has never seen two cats that are alike. Their independent nature can be misleading and work against them, he continued, but they really do form deep bonds with one another and their human companions. His home is clearly one of a cat lover: There’s a playful kitten on the indoor welcome mat, a stuffed cat pillow on a couch, towering cat scratch posts, and The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Cat on an end table. Wallace rescued all of his animals from the streets of Chico—there are tuxedo cats Kerwin and Percy, bobtails Bob and Brie, colony mates Ace and Roxy, and his latest rescue, Quincy. “Cats are resilient. They can overcome a lot,” he said. “But they don’t have nine lives like everyone thinks. They’ve got one pretty-easyto-lose life.” —ASHIAH SCHARAGA as hi ahs @new srev i ew. c o m

Catina Lyons

Delivering dignity

Catina Lyons

Catina Lyons had been living homeless in Chico for years when, in 2003, a combination of luck and kindness put her into a trailer that was earmarked as trash, and from there she was able to start stabilizing her life. It didn’t happen overnight. It would be another three years before a drunk-in-public arrest (Nov. 11, 2006, she recalled) gave her the impetus she needed to walk away from drugs and alcohol and do the work needed to re-establish a relationship with her young daughters, who had been in her mother’s care. She’s been sober for 12 years. Now, Lyons is working to create a nonprofit to help homeless people, people she understands because she’s been in their shoes. Lyons started her project, dubbed Donations With Dignity, on a small scale in 2013, the same year she launched the popular Facebook group “530 Pets.” She handed out “Bags of Love” as a way to support and care for some of the area’s most vulnerable citizens. At first, she took her own blankets and gave them to people on the streets who were cold. Before long, she began collecting donations, and now she picks them up almost daily. Lyons then packs the items into individual bags and hands them out to local homeless people. “The coffee fixings I put together because, back then, we weren’t allowed to be served caffeinated coffee at the Torres [Community Shelter] because it’s considered a drug, and I had to have my coffee! So for every cold season, I come out with coffee.” A typical bag includes a bottle of water, a coffee single, two creamers, three sugars, a spoon, three packets of saltine crackers, two cups of peanut butter, and a disposable cup. Other bags might include

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socks, rain ponchos, instant noodles or granola bars. For Christmas, she does something extra special. “I find only sleeping homeless people and I leave them a big bag of hope by their bed. If they look cold, I lay an extra blanket from my car on top of them.” Each bag contains snacks, hygiene supplies, candy canes and two specific, brand-new gifts. This year, she’s planning to give out plush throw blankets and the New King James Version Bible. She’s gone from delivering 20 of these bags the first year to 40 bags last year, and she plans to deliver 60 this Christmas. Lyons is starting to draw attention for her acts of kindness. “Last year for the Channel 12 news, Action News Now, I was nominated for the Human Kindness Award. I got the award and was featured on the news. I was really proud of that.” But, then there are those who don’t particularly appreciate her efforts. “My phone number was on my Facebook page, but then I started getting really obnoxious texts.” She is genuinely confused as to how people could be against what she is doing. As she says, “It could be anyone [who becomes homeless]. Look at all the fires that just happened. In the blink of an eye, all those people lost homes.” Lyons is currently accepting donations for her Christmas Bags of Love as well as her regular care packages. She has a donation drop-off spot in Willows, where she lives, but she distributes her bags in Chico and often picks up donations. The easiest way to connect with her is through her Facebook page (search “Donations With Dignity”). —CATHY WAGNER

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Lo & Behold (from left): Grayson Katka, Cody Naab, Lorna Such, Neal Bentley, Grant Limper and Webster Moore.

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the stage at Unwined Kitchen and Bar on Nov. 10 with all six members feeling weight on their young shoulders. It was just two by days after the Camp Howard Fire had dramatiHardee cally upended life in Paradise and other Preview: Butte County comFunksgiving 4, a benefit for Safe munities, and several Space winter shel- longtime employees ter, Friday, Nov. 23, of Adventist Health 7 p.m., featuring Feather River Hospital Lo & Behold, Black Fong, Rigmarole and and other commuDJ HC Jherri. nity members directly Suggested donation: affected by the tragedy $7-$10 were in the audience. “We’re freakin’ Chico Women’s Club sad, just like every592 E. Third St. body else in the county,” said drummer Cody Naab in a recent interview. “But right before we went up, we had this little pep talk with our manager. He said, ‘People are looking at you to have a good time.’ And we realized we have this gift we can give people—people love music.” Tears were shed that night, both onstage and in the audience, but that didn’t stop people from “dancing their asses off,” Naab said. “That meant the most, seeing people cracking a shell and becoming themselves again after a tragedy like that.” Between donations at the door and a contribution from Unwined’s 22

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ownership, the band raised $2,000 to benefit North Valley Community Foundation’s Camp Fire Relief Fund. And the giving season is just getting started for the band. Lo & Behold is headlining Funksgiving at Chico Women’s Club on Friday (Nov. 23), alongside like-minded funk-rockers Rigmarole and Black Fong. Proceeds from the event—presented by The Maltese—will benefit Safe Space, a low-barrier shelter for homeless people hosted at rotating locations through the winter. Lo & Behold has been active for about a year and a half, gaining a healthy following and injecting new life into Chico’s funk/jam scene. For a sense of the band’s sound, it plays a cover of “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse that seamlessly fits in with its original numbers. Indeed, Winehouse is frontwoman Lorna “Lo” Such’s primary inspiration as a vocalist, but she also takes cues from classic jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Barbra Streisand while developing her own sultry, smoke-filled-lounge style. Half of the band met in Dave Elke’s recording arts class at Butte College. “Dave would say, ‘Let’s record a song today,’ and then the three of us would jump up and make a song out of this weird riff we came up with,” Naab said. “We always had some chemistry.” Such knew Naab from high school

and saxophonist Neal Bentley from a previous band. She recalls wanting to start a new music project, but it was initially unclear what sort of music they would make together. “We got together to talk about what kind of music we like, had a beer and all that,” she said. “We can appreciate each other’s musical tastes,” Naab added, “but I don’t think any of our weekly Spotify playlists are anywhere close to the same.” They all shared an affection for deep grooves, however, and found that songwriting came easily once they were playing in the same room together. (The lineup is filled out by keyboardist Webster Moore, Grant guitarist Limper and bassist Grayson Katka.) The band released a selftitled, EP (available at loandbehold band.bandcamp.com) that was engineered, mixed and mastered by Elke. “We’re all really comfortable with Dave, and he knows how to keep the vibe in the room really productive and creative,” Naab said. “He knows our energy onstage, and I think he did a great job of capturing that on the recording.” For now, Lo & Behold is entirely focused on playing live and bringing the community together, Such said: “How great is it that we can use what we love doing the most to help other people during this crazy, weird, awful, surprising, shocking time?” Ω

BABIES LOVE BOOKS!: Babies and caregivers are welcome to this engaging storytime featuring books and music. Wed, 11/21, 11am. Free. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. FIBER NIGHT: Do you fiber? This inclusive group welcomes spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and all other fiber artists every Wednesday night at the library. Wed, 11/21, 5pm. Free. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

READING HERO: Trained volunteers bring stories alive for kids of all ages. Just for fun! Wed, 11/21, 3pm. Oroville Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave, Oroville.

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Special Events AFTER-SCHOOL STORYTIME: Join us for after-school fun featuring school-age stories, music, movement and crafts. Thu, 11/22, 3pm. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.


FINE ARTS ON NEXT PAGE CAMP FIRE NOTE: MAKERS MIXER WORKSHOP: An afternoon of crafting, making, networking and prepping for the holiday season. Bring your own craft supplies and connect with other local crafters. Some supplies will be available. Ticket includes two raffle tickets. Sat 11/24, 1-4pm. $25. Chico Guild Hall, 2775 Nord Ave.

OROVILLE TREE LIGHTING: Live entertainment, holiday activities and pictures with Santa, followed by the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Sat 11/24. Downtown Oroville.

Due to the Camp Fire, Paradise listings were removed from the calendar this week. Other Butte County events may be affected as well. Please check with organizers for latest information.

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Music SALLY & TONY: Brunch tunes Sat, 11/24, 11am. La Salles, 229 Broadway St.

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RED BLUFF TURKEY TROT: The Active 20-30 Club of Red Bluff invites you to their third annual Thanksgiving run to benefit the Red Bluff Youth Soccer League and other children’s activities. Thu, 11/22, 7am. $5-$25. Red Bluff Soccer Field, 2071 Park Ave., Red Bluff.

RUN FOR FOOD: 5K fun run/walk to help raise money for the Jesus Center, providing two meals a day, six days a week, plus a shelter for women and children and a resource center open to anyone seeking help. Thu, 11/22, 9am. $25-$35. One-Mile Recreation Area, Bidwell Park. runforfood.com

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Music FUNKSGIVING: Safe Space benefit show featuring performances by Lo & Behold, Rigmarole and Black Fong, plus HC Jherri spinning

records between and after the bands. Fri, 11/23, 8pm. $7-$10. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St.

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Special Events CHICO INDIAN MARKET: The Northern California Native American communities share their culture, diversity and richness as the Mechoopda Indian Tribe hosts this annual event. Native artists will present unique, hand-made items such as jewelry, basketry and apparel, plus frybread tacos and baked goods. Sat 11/24, 10am-4pm. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St.

TURKEY TROT & RUN FOR FOOD

Thursday, Nov. 22 Red Bluff Soccer Field, Red Bluff & One-Mile, Bidwell Park

Special Events SAFE SPACE WINTER SHELTER VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT: Dangerously cold nights are approaching, wrecking havoc on our homeless community. Commit to help by volunteering at Safe Space Winter Shelter. Learn more and help fill out the schedule during this event. Tue, 11/27, 5pm. Blackbird, 1431 Park Ave.

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Special Events CHICO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL FAIRE: Incoming ninth-graders and their families can learn about the six different options available to promoting middle-schoolers. Wed, 11/28, 5:30pm. Marsh Junior High School, 2253 Humboldt Road.

GROWER DAY: The Butte County Farm Bureau will be hosts a wide range of agricultural exhibits and presentations. Wed, 11/28. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.

SEE THURSDAY, SPECIAL EVENTS

FOR MORE MUSIC, SEE NIGHTLIFE ON PAGE 30

FREE LISTINGS! Post your event for free online at www.newsreview.com/calendar, or email the CN&R calendar editor at cnrcalendar@newsreview.com. Deadline for print listings is Wednesday, 5 p.m., one week prior to the issue in which you wish the listing to appear.

DONATE, VOLUNTEER, REPEAT After the smoke subsides, he real work begins. The Camp Fire has dealt a devastating blow to our community and we can all contribute to recovery efforts. Volunteer your spare time at a local shelter, for humans or animals. If you know an affected family with kids, offer to entertain them so the adults can focus on necessary work. Shelters are overflowing with donations. Instead, consider gift cards, cash and giving blood. Fire funds are being managed by local banks, the North Valley Community Foundation is a terrific organization and GoFundMe accounts are a great way to donate directly to victims, cutting through any administrative red tape. Recovery will take months and the effects of the fire will last forever, so take breaks when you need to and maintain your own emotional health. We’re all in this together. Visit newsreview.com/chico and click on the buttons in the upperright corner of the home page for links to resources and charities.

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FINE ARTS

STAN SOURS & AVERY PALMER Shows through Dec. 28 James Snidle Fine Arts Gallery SEE ART

Art B-SO GALLERY: Pleasures, culminating BFA exhibition for artist Naomi Herring, translating stories about pleasure and satisfaction into abstract screen prints. Reception Thu, Nov. 29, 5-6:30pm. Through 11/30. Free. Chico State, Ayres Hall, Room 105.

BLACKBIRD: Natoshi Sakamoto, solo show featuring recent works. Through 11/30. 1431 Park Ave.

CHICO ART CENTER: Dia de los Muertos, exhibit features works of momento mori, vanitas, totems, relics, portraiture and a community altar. Through 11/23. 450 Orange St. chicoartcenter.com

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Legal Gender the Irreverent Art of Anita Steckel, featuring the work of the politically engaged artist, the show focuses on her innovative use of collage and appropriation as a feminist strategy to counter the dominant male narratives endemic to art history and American society. Through 12/14. Free. Chico State, ARTS 121, 898-5864. headleygallerycsuchico.com

JAMES SNIDLE FINE ARTS GALLERY: Stan Sours & Avery Palmer, the gallery’s final exhibit featuring Stan Sours’ sculptures and Avery Palmer’s paintings. Through 12/28. Free. 254 E. Fourth St., 343-2930.

JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM: Deep Etch, exhibition features print work by Chico State art faculty, including the late artists Richard Hornaday, James Kuiper, Ann Pierce and Claudia Steel. Through 12/8. 400 W. First St. janetturner.org

MAIN EVENT GALLERY: ArtWalk Exhibit, featuring art by members of the Tehama County Arts Council, Red Bluff Art Association and Tehama County Photo Club. Through 12/29. Free. 710 Main St., Red Bluff, 391-3259.

NAKED LOUNGE: Ink by Bob, ink drawings in black and white and color by Bob Garner. Through 11/30. 118 W. Second St.

ORLAND ART CENTER: A Handsome Harvest, ceramicist Michelle Turner and watercolor painter Marilyn Walsh display a beautiful bounty of skill and talent. Through 11/24. 732 Fourth St., Orland.

SALLY DIMAS ART GALLERY: Ann Pierce & Betty Polivka, estate sale, plus new works by by C. Preble Miles and Sally Dimas. Through 12/31. 493 East Ave., Ste. 1. sallydimasartgallery.com

Museums GATEWAY SCIENCE MUSEUM: Zoom Into Nano, hands-on exhibition demonstrates how scientists observe and make things that are too small to see. Find out how nanotechnology affects our lives through a number of awesome interactive exhibits. Through 1/6. $5-$7. 625 Esplanade.

PATRICK RANCH MUSEUM: Museum exhibit, working farm and museum with rotating exhibits open every Saturday and Sunday. Through 12/30. 10381 Midway, Durham. patrickranchmuseum.org

VALENE L. SMITH MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: Reimagining Chico, find out what Chico looked like 100 years ago with this exhibit exploring the archaeology of our neighborhoods. Two excavations have yielded historic artifacts from boarding houses located on campus and the long abandoned historic Chinatown. Through 12/8. Free. Chico State, 400 W. First St., 898-5397.


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Charity, entertain ★ The CN&R’s annual holiday-season Festivities Guide

COMMUNITY EVENTS Oroville Tree Lighting

Nov. 24, 10 a.m. Tree lighting and smallbusiness-Saturday event. Downtown Oroville, facebook.com/exploredown townoroville.

Stansbury Home Victorian Christmas

Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Fri., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., 3-9 p.m. Santa, entertainment, spiced cider, homemade cookies, holiday raffle and a Victorian decorations. Donations: $2-$6. Stansbury Home, 207 W. Fifth St. 895-3848.

Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-noon. Four pancake/ photo sessions with Santa: 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Sold out, but you can call to be placed on the waiting list. $10. CARD Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave. 895-4711.

Breakfast with Santa - Oroville Dec. 1, 8-11 a.m. Join Santa for breakfast, photos and craft time. Preregistration required. $10. Feather River Recreation and Park District. 1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville. 533-2011.

Butte County Toy Run

Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. All motorcyclists welcome for annual Christmas toy drive/run. Call for info. Start location: Sierra Steel Harley-Davidson, 1501 Mangrove Ave., 893-1918.

Frontier Christmas - Oroville

Dec. 1, noon-4 p.m. A gold-rush era holiday celebration with pioneer crafts, live music and activities including panning for gold and pictures with Santa. Call for info. Lake Oroville Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road, above Oroville Dam. 538-2219.

Winter Gift Show

Dec. 1-28, 12-4 p.m. Local artists set up shop to sell one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, prints and more. Reception on Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St. 895-8726.

Chico Community Tree Lighting

Dec. 2, 4 p.m. Listen to a musical program, meet Santa and countdown with the community as the tree is lit up in the Chico City Plaza. Free. 345-6500.

Chikoko Pop-up

Dec. 2, 4-8 p.m. The local fashion/art collective sets up a pop-up shop during the downtown Christmas Preview. The Bookstore, 118 Main St., 345-7441.

Chico Community Tree Lighting

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

These listings were updated at press time, however, due to the fire, some events may get cancelled or postponed. Please check with organizers for latest information.

Christmas Preview

Dec. 2, 4-8 p.m. The closed streets will be filled with the wares of downtown businesses and roaming performers, including the Sounds of the Valley Women’s Chorus, The Children’s Choir of Chico, Velvet Starlings, and more. Downtown Chico. Free. 345-6500.

Music & Tree Lighting

Dec. 4, 5:15 p.m. Enloe’s tree lighting with music, hot beverages and holiday sweets. Free. Enloe Medical Center, 1531 Esplanade. 332-7300.

ENTERTAINMENT

Parade of Lights - Oroville

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dec. 8, 6 p.m. A hometown Christmas in historic downtown Oroville with floats, vehicles, horses, music and Santa riding a fire truck. Free. Downtown Oroville.

Holiday Open House at the Ehmann Home

Dec. 8. 3 p.m. Open house with decorations, quilt drawing and light refreshments. Coincides with Parade of Lights. Call for more details. Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln St., Oroville, 533-5316.

Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. A live-action version of the classic Peanuts holiday story. Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State. $8-$15. University Box Office: 899-6333.

Rockin’ A’capella III: Doin’ it Justice

Dec. 2, 4 p.m. Doin’ It Justice Chorus presents an evening of song and peace from back in the day, followed by a rockin’ dance program feature local cover-

band superstars, Decades. A benefit for Safe Space winter shelter and Camp Fire relief. $20 suggested donation. El Rey Theater, 230 W. Second St. dijchorus.org.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Dec. 6-22, shows Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. A charming sequel to Pride and Prejudice finds the bookish and introverted Mary Bennet joining her recently married sisters for the holidays at the estate owned by Mr. Darcy. $15. Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St. 895-3749.

Voom Voom Variety Show

Santa Shuffle

Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. A 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk to raise money for the Salvation Army. Lower Bidwell Park. Register online at runsignup.com.

Winter Bizarre Bazaar

Dec. 8-9, Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Chikoko design/artist collective hosts its annual alternative holiday craft faire, featuring the handmade clothing, jewelry and utilitarian art of local artists. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St.

Community Hanukkah Party

Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. Traditional dinner for the community, featuring music, menorah lighting, dancing, games and more. Call for more details. Chico City Plaza. 342-6146.

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ment & cheer

Celtic Woman

★ A Very Merry Grinchmas

collective kicks off its weekend Bizarre Bazaar with a variety show of the freakiest kind. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St.

Believe

Dec. 7-9, Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. A music/dance adaptation of The Polar Express created by local performers. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. $15-$28. University Box Office: 899-6333. chicoperformances.com

Glorious Sounds of the Season

Dec. 7-9, Fri.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. A Chico holiday tradition featuring music and drama for the season performed by Chico State faculty and students and raising money for Department of Music and Theatre student scholarships. Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State. $20. University Box Office: 899-6333.

The Yule Logs

Dec. 7-22. The hardest working band in snow biz is back for another run of rockin’ holiday parties. Local shows include: Chico Public Library (Dec. 7, 4 p.m.); Duffy’s Tavern (Dec. 8, 9 p.m.); Magnolia Gift & Garden (Dec. 9, 11 a.m.); Argus Bar + Patio (Dec. 15, 8:30 p.m.); and El Rey Theater (Dec.

22, 7 p.m.). Go to facebook.com/ theyulelogs for info on all the shows.

North State Symphony: Holiday Concert

Dec. 7-8, Fri. (Chico) & Sat. (Red Bluff) 7:30 p.m. Festive performances of a variety of sacred and popular Christmas music. $15-$30. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave. & Red Bluff State Theatre, 333 Oak St. 898-5984. The Yule Logs

The Magic of Christmas

Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m.. A free children’s holiday event featuring live readings of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Nutcracker and cameos by Northern California School of Ballet … and Santa! Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. 538-2470.

Celtic Woman

Dec. 14, Fri., 7:30 p.m. Irish act Celtic Woman and the North State Symphony present The Best of Christmas, a program of yultide classics. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. $15-$58. University Box Office: 899-6333. chicoperformances.com

Holiday Burlesque and Comedy Show

Dec. 14-15, Fri., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 6:45 p.m. & 9:45 p.m. Chico Cabaret’s annual dose of adultthemed holiday cheer. $20-$30. El Rey Theater, 230 W. Second St. eventbrite.com

Dec. 15, 4 p.m & 6 p.m. Chico Community Ballet joins Chico Creek Dance Centre for their Winter Studio Performance. Chico Center for the Arts. 1475 East Ave. 893-9028.

LeAnn Rimes: You and Me and Christmas

Dec. 19, Wed., 7:30 p.m. The Grammywinning country/pop artist brings her tour of holiday classics to Chico. Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. $15-$54. University Box Office: 899-6333. chico performances.com

CHARITY Chico Housing Action Team needs donations and volunteers for community group’s efforts at meeting the needs of the unhoused. Visit chicohousingactionteam. org or call 520-6412 for more info. Far Northern Regional Center is accepting donations for its efforts in providing services and support for persons with developmental disabilities. Also, contributions can be made to the Holidays Are For Caring Fund to provide gifts for those who may not otherwise receive any during the holiday season. 895-8633, farnorthernrc.org Jesus Center needs food and clothing donations along with volunteers. Call 3452640 or visit jesuscenter.org for info. North Valley Community Foundation is accepting donations for Camp Fire relief. Visit nvcf.org or call 891-1150 to donate

Camp Fire donations

and for more information. Safe Space winter shelter needs volunteers for its efforts of providing shelter to the homeless community during the cold winter months. Visit them online at facebook.com/chicosafespace for donation needs and updates on volunteer signups. Salvation Army’s red donation kettles are popping up around Chico. Salvation Army community center, 567 E. 16th Street. Info: 342-2199. 6th Street Center for Youth needs donations of personal-care items, first-aid supplies, undergarments, coats, backpacks, sleeping bags, blankets and more. Donations accepted Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 130 W. Sixth St. 894-8008. 6thstreetcenter.org Torres Shelter needs donations and volunteers. Torres Community Shelter, 101 Silver Dollar Way. Info: 891-9048, torresshelter.org Toys for Tots visit chico-ca.toysfortots.org to find drop-off locations. Info: 891-6783. Youth for Change is accepting donations and volunteers for their community collaborations supporting the healing of children and families (including assisting those displaced by the Camp Fire). 877-1965, youth4change.org

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Community groups, businesses rally to feed Camp Fire evacuees, volunteers and first-responders

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Fire, but a respectful dose of gratitude for those who have by survived and Jason those helpCassidy ing in the j aso nc@ recovery is newsrev i ew.c om definitely in order. Bringing the community together to eat, hug, cry and raise a glass is important, and there are a handful of groups and businesses putting on big holiday productions and inviting everyone impacted by the fires to join. The biggest is the Thanksgiving Together event taking place at three locations in Chico and hosted by the town of Paradise— with food donated by World Central Kitchen and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. There also are a host of smaller events spread out around the county, and there undoubtedly will be more people and places inviting their neighbors to the table. As of deadline, this is what’s on tap for holiday meals today and tomorrow (Nov. 21-22).

Wednesday, Nov. 21

El Medio Fire Department, 1 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Oroville Rescue Mission is organizing a community banquet for evacuees, volunteers or anyone experiencing need during the holiday season. 3515 Meyers St., Oroville

Thursday, Nov. 22

Gridley Veterans Memorial Hall, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

A warm meal for Camp Fire evacuees and first responders organized by Shasta J.E.M., a Redding group honoring the memory of loved ones who died in the Carr Fire. 249 Sycamore St., Gridley Town of Paradise: Thanksgiving Together, four seatings: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The town of Paradise has teamed up with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., World Central Kitchen, Chico State and the Associated Students to feed anyone impacted by the Camp Fire. Meals will be served at three locations: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and Sutter Dining Hall and the BMU Auditorium at Chico State. Additionally, the World Central Kitchen will serve a Thanksgiving meal at all Red Cross shelters and the various volunteer and first-responder locations where the organization has already been serving 10,000 meals a day since the crisis began.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 1075 E. 20th St.; Chico State Sutter Dining Hall, Warner Street and Legion Avenue; Chico State BMU Auditorium, Chestnut and West Second streets; search “Thanksgiving Together” on Facebook. Southside Oroville Community Center, 11 a.m.

A down-home Southern Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings presented by the Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association. Baked turkey, fried turkey and plenty of dessert. Everyone is welcome. 2959 Lower Wyandotte Road, Oroville Gold Country Casino & Hotel, 11 a.m-8 p.m.

A complimentary Thanksgiving buffet for all Camp Fire evacuees and first responders. 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville Durham Memorial Hall, two seatings: 2 and 4 p.m.

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The Camp Fire Community Thanksgiving dinner for evacuees and others affected by the fire. 9319 Midway, Durham Buffalo Wild Wings, 3-7 p.m.

Complimentary traditional Thanksgiving dinner for first responders and those displaced by the Camp Fire. Reservations required. Call 5923251, ask for Oskar or Jakob. 845 East Ave. Ω SierraNevadaBeer

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WEDNESDAY 11/21— WEDNESDAY 11/28 DRUNKSGIVING KARAOKE Thursday, Nov. 22 The Maltese SEE THURSDAY

SHAKE IT FOR SHELTER

GOTCHA COVERED: It’s a cover band. Get it? Dance your butt off to Top 40 hits in the lounge. Fri, 11/23, 8:30pm. Gold Country Casino & Hotel, 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville.

JOHN SEID & FRIENDS: An eclectic OPEN MIC/JAM: Bring your songs and your instrument for this weekly open mic and jam session. Thu, 11/22, 7:30pm. Woodstock’s Pizza, 166 E. Second St.

THUMPIN’ THURSDAY ROCK & BLUES JAM: Weekly open jam hosted

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COMEDY & KARAOKE: Comic Rio

Hillman does a set, followed by open karaoke and a contest hosted by Samantha Sanz. Wed, 11/21. Gattaca Bar & Grill, 2021 Baldwin Ave., Oroville.

OPEN MIC COMEDY: Experienced and novice comedians take the stage, Sign-ups 8pm. Wed, 11/21, 9pm. Free. Studio Inn Lounge, 2582 Esplanade., 925-577-0242.

TRIVIA NIGHT: Trivial questions

for serious people. Wed, 11/21, 8pm. Woodstock’s Pizza, 166 E. Second St.

KYLE WILLIAMS: Soulful singer/songwriter. Wed, 11/21, 6:30pm. Red Tavern, 1250 Esplanade.

OPEN MIC: Music, storytelling, poetry and more. Wed, 11/21, 7pm. Butte County Library, Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave.

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DRUNKSGIVING KARAOKE: Put down

that turkey leg and grab the mic. Bring friends and family and hop on the holiday boozetrain. Thu, 11/22, 9pm. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.

by JpRoxx & The Loco-Motive Band. Thu, 11/22, 7pm. Free. Studio Inn Lounge, 2582 Esplanade, 408-449-2179.

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THE FRESHMAKERS: Fun-time party band plays hits from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. Fri, 11/23, 9:30pm. $5. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville. featherfalls casino.com

FUNKSGIVING: Safe Space benefit show featuring performances by Lo & Behold, Rigmarole and Black Fong, plus HC Jherri spinning records between and after the bands. Fri, 11/23, 8pm. $7-$10. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St.

set of music for your dining pleasure. Fri, 11/23, 6:30pm. Diamond Steakhouse, 220 W. Fourth St.

Feel the funk, shake a tailfeather and help raise some dough for the Safe Space Winter Shelter. We’ll need it more than ever this year, with thousands displaced by the Camp Fire. Funksgiving IV goes down this Friday, Nov. 23, at the Chico Women’s Club with some raging performances from Lo & Behold, Rigmarole and Black Fong, plus DJ HC Jherri spinning deep funk cuts after the live music. Suggested donation is $7-$10, but please give more to help keep people warm this winter.

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS: Dance to a different band each week, plus wine, cocktails, beer, pizza and small bites. Fri, 11/23, 6pm. Free. Almendra Winery & Distillery, 9275 Midway, Durham., 3436893.

OPEN MIC: Tito hosts this regular

event. Backline available. Fri, 11/23, 7:30pm. $1. Down Lo, 319 Main St., 513-4707.

TYLER DEVOLL: Happy hour tunes. Fri,

11/23, 4pm. La Salles, 229 Broadway St. lasalleschico.com

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ALEX VINCENT: Live music. Sat,

11/24, 6pm. The Exchange, 1975 Montgomery St., Oroville. theexchangeoroville.com

BREAKSGIVING: A rad night of breakbeats, booty bass, ghetto funk and EDM. Celebrate friendship and love thru music and dancing with Orkid and more DJs. Sat, 11/24, 9:30pm. $5. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.

DECADES: Get groovin’ with the most popular cover band in town, playing hits from the past 80 years. Get your tickets in advance and bypass the line at the door cuz this will likely sell out. Sat, 11/24, 7:30pm. $12-$15. Tackle Box, 379 E. Park Ave.

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Portland’s Ghost Ring works on so many levels. There’s the sad-girl rock lyrics, bouncy pop beats and the punk bite. The band’s new four-song demo (ghostring. bandcamp.com) is both buoyant and heavy, with enough tambourine on the back beat to get your ass moving. The trio comes to The Maltese on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to play with local troll-rock warlords Bad Mana and the energetic dudes in the Exclusionaries.

OPEN MIC COMEDY: Experienced and

first time comedians take the stage Sign-ups 8pm. Wed, 11/28, 9pm. Free. Studio Inn Lounge, 2582 Esplanade.

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Saturday, Nov. 24 Tackle Box

OPEN POETRY READING: Poetry and spoken word hosted by Bob the Poet and Travis Rowdy. Wed, 11/28, 5:30pm. Blackbird, 1431 Park Ave.

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DUFFY’S DANCE NIGHT: Dance away DOUBLE TROUBLE: Reno’s premier tribute acts perform the music of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. Sat, 11/24, 9:30pm. $5. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville. featherfallscasino.com

DRIVER: Paradise trio rocks it out. Sat, 11/24, 9pm. Studio Inn Lounge, 2582

Esplanade.

LATIN DANCING: Events kicks off with

that whole pie you ate the other night with J-Ho & U-Yes at the decks. Sat, 11/24, 9:30pm. Duffy’s Tavern, 337 Main St.

GOTCHA COVERED: See Friday. Sat,

11/24, 8:30pm. Gold Country Casino

a 30-minute intro to salsa followed by DJ dancing tunes from Marci Mearns. Sat, 11/24, 8pm. Free. Ramada Plaza Chico, 685 Manzanita Court.

PINE DOGZ: Jazz, country standards,

& Hotel, 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville.

JOHN SEID & FRIENDS: An eclectic

R&B, rock and some originals in the lounge. Sat, 11/24, 8:30pm. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville.

set of music for your dining pleasure. Sat, 11/24, 6:30pm. Diamond Steakhouse, 220 W. Fourth St.

ROCK AND/OR ROLL: Ripping dudes in Bad Mana, plus apparitionist rock Ghost Ring and The Exclusionaries. Wed, 11/28, 8pm. $5. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave.

STEVE COOK & FRIENDS: Sweet and

soulful dinner music. Wed, 11/28, 6pm. Izakaya Ichiban, 2000 Notre Dame Blvd.

TRIVIA NIGHT: Trivial questions

for serious people. Wed, 11/28, 8pm. Woodstock’s Pizza, 166 E. Second St.

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Opening this week Boy Erased

An adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir starring Lucas Hedges as a boy who is forced by his parents (played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crow) to undergo gay-conversion therapy. Pageant Theatre. Rated R.

Creed II

This eighth installment in the Rocky franchise follows the exploits of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) as he endeavors to fight Viktor Drago, son of Ivan, the Russian giant who killed Adonis’ father, Apollo, in the ring in Rocky IV. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.

The House That Jack Built

One showing only (Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m.) of Lars von Trier’s unrated director’s cut of the story of a serial killer (Matt Dillon) on the loose in the state of Washington during the 1970s and ’80s. Also starring Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. Pageant Theatre. Not rated.

Coen brothers release anthology of gunslingers, prospectors and wagon trains on Netflix

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he Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the new film by the Coen Brothers, is a characteristically idiosyncratic western, or rather six westerns, all part of a diverse and spectacular set of tales presented in the form of an exceedingly offbeat movie anthology. by A wild and increasingly dark Juan-Carlos Selznick sort of humor makes itself felt right from the start, and if the opening tales tend toward halfcrazed parody, the later ones gravitate toward tragicomedy of a more somber sort, but never really lose touch with the farcical lunacy of The Ballad of the earlier episodes. Buster Scruggs The opening episode, which Starring Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, shares its title with the film, has Liam Neeson, Harry a drawling, bawling Tim Blake Melling, Tom Waits and Nelson playing a manic travZoe Kazan. Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen. esty version of the immaculately Netflix. Rated R. dressed and magically effective singing cowboys of long-ago matinee westerns. The overall result in this case is a kind of mock-lethal hilarity emanating from an exhilarating brew of song, scenery and outlandish gunplay. In the second episode, “Near Algodones,” a handsome, unsmiling cowboy (James Franco) tries to rob a weirdly isolated bank in the desert and—more than once—finds himself with a noose around his neck. The bank’s clownishly resilient and elusive teller (Stephen Root) is one of the standouts among the film’s various secondary characters. In the third episode, “All Gold Canyon” (based on the Jack London story of the same name), a woolylooking prospector (Tom Waits) armed with a shovel and a sluice pan (and some snatches of song) tracks a “mother-lode” vein of gold in a majestically sylvan landscape. It’s a wonderful sight (the Old West ver-

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sion of Tom Waits included), even though the episode’s ironies seem a little too simplistic. A blithe sort of brutality gets a coldly matter-offact treatment in the fourth episode, “Meal Ticket.” Liam Neeson plays a tattered wagon-show impresario who travels about with a lone actor named Harrison, the quadriplegic “Wingless Thrush,” who skillfully recites classic texts from the wagon’s make-shift stage. The episode seems to try for something like the bleakness of a Samuel Beckett drama, but the extraordinary Harry Melling’s genuinely haunting performance as Harrison is the one real accomplishment. The fifth episode, “The Gal Who Got Rattled,” just might be the best of the lot. It’s got the misadventures of a wagon train, a love story in tangled circumstances, Comanches on the warpath, and the unraveling partnership of a veteran pair of trail guides. It’s a compact and richly evocative little epic, with three standout characterizations—Zoe Kazan in the title role and Bill Heck and Grainger Hines as the two trail guides. The final episode, “The Mortal Remains,” takes place mostly on a stagecoach with five very talkative passengers inside and a shrouded corpse and uncommunicative driver up top. The five include two gentlemanly looking “bounty hunters” (Brendan Gleeson and Jonjo O’Neill), a huffily moralistic lady (Tyne Daly), a somewhat professorial “Frenchman” (Saul Rubinek), and an exuberant and curmudgeonly mountain man (Chelcie Ross). Their destination is a mystery, but many of the troubles and concerns of the previous episodes are plainly part of the moral and emotional baggage they have with them. Ω

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

In this sequel to the 2012 animated feature Wreck-It Ralph, the soft-hearted giant (voice of John C. Reilly) and the cast of video-game characters have broken free of their arcade machine and headed for new adventures across the internet-gaming world. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG.

Robin Hood

Original Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst is at the helm of this update of the story of Robin of Loxley (played here by Taron Egerton), the noble thief, archer, and hero to the poor. Also starring Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn and Eve Hewson. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek gives it his all as Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of Queen, in the new biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. That and a competent recreation of Queen’s famous Live Aid domination at Wembley Stadium are just about the only good things you can say about this mostly embarrassing effort that falls way short of telling the actual story of this incredible person and his sadly short life. The movie screws with Mercury’s timeline, invents a bunch of unnecessary events and homogenizes this

The House That Jack Built

hard-living rock star’s life for a generic PG-13 film that doesn’t feel anything close to authentic. Why distort the story like this, especially when the life in focus is so damned interesting and could fuel five incredible movies instead of one hokey, mostly made-up soap opera? The musical sequences, including the Live Aid gig, are fun to watch. But if I wanted to simply experience music by Queen, I’d just seek out the albums and videos of music by Queen. Cinemark 14. Rated PG-13 —B.G.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Film two in the planned five-film series written by J.K. Rowling returns us to the Wizarding World and the further adventures of magizooligist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his nemesis, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

David Lagercrantz took over the Millennium novel series after the death of its creator, Stieg Larsson. This film adaptation is based on his first crack at the story—No. 4 in the series—and features antiheroine Lisbeth Salander (played by Claire Foy) exacting vengeance on men who batter women in a world of cyber criminals and corrupt politicians. Cinemark 14. Rated R.

The Grinch

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas gets the 3-D CGI treatment with Kenan Thompson, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams and Benedict Cumberbatch (as the Grinch) voicing the characters. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG.

Instant Family

A couple (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) decide to have kids and get an “instant family” when they foster three siblings. Heartwarming hijinks ensue. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) and Joe Johnston (Jumanji) direct this fantasy-adventure retelling of the classic Christmas story/ballet. Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG.

Widows

The latest from director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) is a big-screen adaptation of the 1980s British TV series of the same name. The update stars Viola Davis as a widow who plots a bank robbery with three friends to pay off a criminal who comes to collect on her dead husband’s debts. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated R.


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trailers full of food and supplies clog the roadway; and an army of volunteers transports meals to waiting delivery trucks. It’s not a visual that one would story and expect in this normally sleepy photo by Jason Cassidy cul-de-sac at the end of Bellarmine Court. But it turns out that, with very j aso nc@ little fanfare, World Central Kitchen newsrev i ew.c om (WCK) has come to town to feed those affected by the Camp Fire, and its home base in this south Chico Thanksgiving light-manufacturing zone is now one Together: of the busiest places in the city. See page 29 for “We got here Friday,” said information on holiday meals being served by Ventura chef/caterer Jason Collis, World Central Kitchen “I drove up with supplies.” Collis and other organiza- is the team leader for the WCK tions in Butte County. Camp Fire Response, and he and his crew got cooking as soon as they arrived on site—at Italian Guy Catering, the local facility they are renting—on Nov. 9, the day after the Camp Fire started. On the 10th, the volunteer-run nonprofit served 1,000 meals; by the next day they were up to 8,000, and now that number is around 10,000 meals a day being served at Red Cross shelters, first-responder bases and more—18 sites (and counting). “We’ve had a great outpouring of support,” Collis said, pointing out that roughly 80 local volunteers a day have signed up via the Google Doc linked from the WCK Facebook page. “We’re basically able to serve everybody who has a need.” WCK has been feeding those affected by natural disasters since the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Founded by world-renowned Spanish-American chef José Andrés, the organization works with an army of leaders via its network, which features respected chefs from around the world (celebrity chef Tyler Florence has been here

twice since Nov. 8). In 2017, WCK activated 35,000 volunteers and served 4 million meals (3.4 million of them in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria). Collis was first introduced to WCK last year when the Thomas Fire hit. After he and fellow Ventura chef Tim Kilcoyne led the assistance efforts in their own backyard, the two of them joined the chef network. As he gave me a tour of the facility, crammed with local volunteers who wrapped silverware, packed sack lunches (with messages scrawled on them by local kids) and hot meals and loaded trucks, Collis introduced some of the core WCK crew who’d come from all over to help. There was Matt LeMasters, the head of mapping and deliveries, who flew in from North Carolina. “He lost his home in Hurricane Florence,” Collis said, “and he needed an outlet to help and he came to volunteer at our kitchen—him and his wife—and they were there every day.” And in the kitchen—overseeing the preparation of a lunch of beef and cheese ravioli with tomato cream sauce over roasted local veggies—was head chef Elsa Corrigan, a chef/restaurateur now based in Truckee who got started with WCK during the 2018 Puna Volcano eruption in Hawaii. “What I love about this organization is it’s grassroots, and we build from within,” Collis said. Other than the handful of leadership roles, though, most of the workers are local. And for the Camp Fire Response, this reporter recognized many familiar faces from the local restaurant scene on site, including Rico’s Tamales owner/chef Antonio Flores, Italian Guys owner Paul Lema and Mom’s Restaurant/Madison Bear Garden owner Steve Vickery, who was wearing an apron and helping out in the kitchen. “I can’t go rescue people; I can’t put out fires,” he said, “but I can cook.” In addition to its help during crises, WCK also helps devastated areas rebuild infrastructure, providing grants for small businesses and farms, chef training and foodservice job creation. For now, though, WCK is focused on the acute needs of Butte County—and Collins assured, “We’re here until the need is gone.” Ω

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A poem for pArAdise Krystalynn Martin and her

Personal icons like the Lucas’ house, where many days and nights were spent as we grew up from toddlers, to grade school, to junior high, taking care of animals, watching movies, going trick-or-treating, and discovering our first crushes together. Icons like the Muth house, where we made brownies and talked about boys and got ready for banquets and wrote songs, and led out in different high school student leadership opportunities. Icons like the youth room at the church, where we discovered so many amazing things together and I’m sorry—please excuse the smoke. planned mission trips and prayer conferences and It’s just the dreams and hopes of 27-thousand learned what it meant to be used by God right here and yesterdays. It’s just the minuscule evidence of that right now. one baby picture, that painting of the sea captain by Icons like Rankin Way house, where we would watch my brother, and those family portraits of the past 40 different phases of our family’s life every year as we years. It’s just the piano from my grandmother who gathered for potlucks, game nights or just hear some passed away years ago that my brother just brought good music. back from Iowa. Or Country Club, where huge gatherings would take Excuse the hazardous air quality. place like the Fourth of July party for the neighborhood, It’s just the thousands of saved kid’s drawings or just coming together for brunch, or talking about and crafts, books, children’s toys from years gone by religion and politics. that had been unpacked for grandchildren, wedding Or Peterson’s house, where we would eat the most certificates, diaries, the favorite pillows, that favorite delicious Swedish treats and have a visit from Santa. teddy bear from baby years, the Or all the houses around town 1960s records and the VHS tapes of that we lived in since age 2 (that are birthday parties and graduations. now all gone), finally settling on what It’s just the houses of my childhood would become home: Boquest Blvd. friends where we would play in the Boquest, where breakfast was late, late summer evenings and spend like nights, and eras of my life passed nights dreaming of what our grownwithin those four walls—from preup years would bring; not knowing teen, to high school, and as the walls that our futures would all hold this of my room changed their decor moment in time as our collective as they held my changing eras like yesterdays ascend to the sky. a quiet, constant friend. The early Please excuse the falling ash. mornings getting ready for school, It’s just the church I grew up the late nights studying or dreaming attending, with all the children’s of tomorrows that are now todays. songs, VBS programs and the bapThe Christmas Eves and mornings tismal where I chose to dedicate my where my brother would wake me up life to God. It’s just the aisle where I to go open our stockings. The night Dry-erase art by David Hordienko. stood and looked at the man on the I spent in that room with my sister day that I said, “I Do.” before the day of my wedding, our The falling ash—it’s just Paradise. conversations waning into the early morning. The years A little non-destination town that’s not on the way and eras fleeting now in hindsight, as most recently to anything important. It’s just that end-of-the-road these four walls had been a refuge for my aging parents. town where people settle and know each other and And not knowing that one month ago would be my final roots run deep. It’s just a place where the biggest farewell to my constant silent friend—my room—where news was that Taco Bell came to town 20 years ago— I spent a few nights with my infant son as we cherished until Starbucks finally made it four months ago. time with family. Paradise—it’s just the place where everyone is Icons like Bille Park, where I would go on hikes with your neighbor, as backyards are shared and simple my friends as a pre-teen and teen, and then later take icons are known and loved. Icons that are now ashes my hubby as we dreamt of the future, and then most falling around you (sorry about that). recently would take my own two children to play and Icons like Fosters Freeze, Gold Nugget Days, Honey romp and just be … in Paradise. Run Covered Bridge, that one antique store, just to ... And not to mention all the lives that were lost: name a few. mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, grandparIcons like Kalico Kitchen, where my dad and I had ents, beloved pets ... breakfast on the day of my wedding, just the two of us. But please, once again, excuse our smoke. Icons like Darlene’s Frozen Yogurt and Round Table It’s just what’s left of what was one of the most Pizza, where many birthday parties growing up took unique little settlements in the foothills of the Sierra place, not to mention the take-home pizzas to mom Nevada mountains: what was Paradise. and dad on weekends we would visit. —Krystalynn Martin husband, Steven, moved to Auburn, Wash., with their two young children three months ago. Before that, they lived in Santa Rosa, where the school she worked at was destroyed in the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Before that, she lived in Paradise, where she grew up, and where her parents, brother and other family members all have lost their homes (four total) to the Camp Fire. Her family is safe, but as her poem below so heartbreakingly illustrates, the losses for survivors are many:


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our heroes! Thank you to the firefighters, EMS personnel, first responders of all varieties, nurses, pet helpers, neighbors in Chico and Paradise, and all of the many people, businesses and organizations helping evacuees and the Butte County community during the Camp Fire. You arE our hEroES!

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY For the week oF November 21, 2018

by rob brezsNy

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his autobi- LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to ography On the Move, neurologist Oliver Sacks praised his friend Jerry’s curiosity and knowledge. “Jerry has one of the most spacious, thoughtful minds I have ever encountered, with a vast base of knowledge of every sort,” wrote Sacks, “but it is a base under continual questioning and scrutiny.” So willing was Jerry to question and re-evaluate his own assumptions that Sacks said he had “seen his friend suddenly stop in mid-sentence and say, ‘I no longer believe what I was about to say.’” That’s the gold standard to which I hope you will aspire in the coming weeks, Aries. As bright and articulate as you’ll be, you will have an even higher calling to expand your mind through continual questioning.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In recent

years, a few pioneers have gotten microchips implanted under their skin. These technological marvels enable them to open doors and turn on lights with merely a wave of their hands, or receive up-to-theminute readings on what’s transpiring inside their bodies. Now an additional frontier has arisen: people using do-ityourself kits to experiment on their own DNA. For example, some have tweaked their genes so their bodies create more muscle than is natural. I would love for you to change yourself around in the coming weeks, Taurus, but not in these particular ways. I’d rather see you do subtle psychological and spiritual work. The astrological omens suggest it’s a favorable time for focused self-transformation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Are you

smart enough to take advantage of the fact that your best relationships would benefit from bursts of innovative energy in the coming weeks? Are you brave enough to banish the ghost that still haunts your romantic life? Do you have the moxie to explore frontiers with collaborators who play fair and know how to have fun? Will you summon the curiosity and initiative to learn new strategies about how to enhance your approach to intimacy? I’ll answer those questions in your behalf: yes, yes, yes and yes.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Would you

agree with me that there are both boring, tiresome problems and fun, interesting problems? If so, read on. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re at a fork in your path where you could either get further involved with a boring, tiresome problem or else a fun, interesting one. (I think you’ll have to engage with one or the other.) Of course, I’m rooting for you to proactively wrangle with the fun, interesting one. Here’s timely inspiration from Cancerian author John W. Gardner: “We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The Jharia Coalfield in eastern India is a 110-square-mile reserve of underground coal. In some places, it’s on fire, and has been burning for over a hundred years. This isn’t a good thing. It’s wasteful and causes pollution. But now I’ll ask you to put aside that scenario, and imagine a more benevolent kind of steadily burning fire: a splendor in your soul that never stops radiating warmth and light; that draws from an inexhaustible source of fuel; that is a constant source of strength and courage and power. I’m happy to tell you that the coming months will be a favorable time to establish and nurture this eternal flame.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Marilyn Mon-

roe, Georgia O’Keeffe and President Franklin Roosevelt were direct descendants of the pilgrims who sailed from England to the New World on the famous Mayflower ship in 1620. I, on the other hand, am a direct descendant of a nineteenth-century Slovakian coal miner who toiled in the underground darkness. What about you, Virgo? Now would be a rich and provocative time to reconnect with your roots; to remember where your people originated; to explore the heritage that served as the matrix from which you sprouted.

researchers who study animal behavior at two Italian universities, chickens can do arithmetic. The birds don’t even need to be trained; the skill seems to be innate. (Read details here: tinyurl.com/ChickensDoMath.) I’m wondering whether chickens born under the sign of Libra might even be able to do algebra in the coming weeks. According to my assessment of the astrological omens, the mental acuity of many Libran creatures will be at a peak. How will you use your enhanced intelligence?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In March

2005, far more people than usual won big money in a regional Powerball lottery in the U.S. The average for each draw is four winners, but on this special occasion, 110 players were awarded at least $100,000 and as much as $500,000. The reason for the anomaly seemed to have been an oracle that appeared in a number of widely distributed fortune cookies. It provided five of the six winning numbers. Inspired by this crazy stroke of good fortune, and in accordance with the favorable financial omens now coming to bear on you, I hereby offer you six numbers to use as your lucky charms. Will they help you win a game of chance? I can’t be sure. At the very least, they will titillate and massage the part of your psyche that is magnetic to wealth. Here they are: 37. 16. 58. 62. 82. 91.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.

21): “You have two ways to live your life,” writes spiritual teacher Joseph Vitale, “from memory or inspiration.” In other words, you can take your cues about how to live your life from what happened in the past, or else you can make your decisions based on what you’re excited to do and become in the future. According to my analysis, the next ten months will be an excellent time for you to fully embrace the latter approach. And it all starts now.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):

You’ve always got more help available than you imagine, and that’s especially true these days. Both people you know and people you don’t know may come to your assistance and offer extra support— especially if you meet two conditions: 1. You sincerely believe you deserve their assistance and support; 2. You clearly ask for their assistance and support. Now here’s more good news about the help that’s available. Whether or not you believe in spiritual beings, they, too, are primed to offer blessings and resources. If you don’t believe in their existence, I invite you to pretend you do and see what happens. If you do believe in them, formulate clear requests for what you’d like them to offer you.

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of his poems, Arthur Rimbaud extolled the exquisite evenings when the mist soaked his face as he strolled, and he sipped that heavenly dew till he was drunk. Was he speaking literally or metaphorically? Probably both, if I know Rimbaud. Anyway, Aquarius, I’d love for you to engage in similar exploits. What are some natural adventures that might intoxicate you? What simple pleasures may alter your consciousness, nudging you free of its habits? Meditate with sweet abandon on how to free yourself through the power of play and the imagination.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s illegal

to hunt animals in Kenya. But members of the Dorobo tribe circumvent the law to provide food for their families. As three or more Dorobo men wander out on the savanna, they wait for hungry lions to kill a wildebeest or other creature. Then they stride toward the feasting beasts in a calm show of force until the predators run away in confusion. The brave scavengers swoop in and swiftly remove a portion of the wildebeest, then coolly walk away, leaving plenty for the lions when they return to their meal. I bring this scene to your attention, Pisces, because I suspect that in the coming weeks you will have similar levels of courage and poise as you go after what you want.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as LOUNGE A-GO-GO at 1541 Palm Avenue Chico, CA 95926. CAROLYN S ENGSTROM 1541 Palm Avenue Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: CAROLYN S. ENGSTROM Dated: October 15, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001309 Published: November 1,8,15,21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as GO GO LOCAL at 243 W 9th Street Chico, CA 95928. VERONICA VANCLEAVE-HUNT 20 Green Acres Crt 1 Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: VERONICA VANCLEAVE-HUNT Dated: October 25, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001353 Published: November 1,8,15,21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as NORTH VALLEY FARMS at 2862 Bancroft Dr Chico, CA 95928. IMRAN BABU 3072 Rae Creek Dr Chico, CA 95973. MOHAMMAD FAROOQ NAMIT 2862 Bancroft Dr Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: IMRAN BABU Dated: October 26, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001356 Published: November 1,8,15,21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as PRETTY NAILS AND SPA at 555 Flying V Street #3 Chico, CA 95928. NGUYEN THI THU HONG 1419 Ridgebrook Way Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: HONG THI THU NGUYEN Dated: October 24, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001349 Published: November 1,8,15,21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as LUNATIC FRINGE BOHEMIAN BOUTIQUE at 1462 Myers Street Suite A Oroville, CA 95965. MICHELLE PALOMA-HUDKINS 309 Bonite Street Oroville, CA 95966. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: MICHELLE PALOMA HUDKINS Dated: October 2, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001260 Published: November 1,8,15,21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as BLOOM at 1163 East Avenue, Suite 103 Chico, CA 95926. LYNN FLOWERS 3424 Peerless Lane Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: LYNN FLOWERS FBN Number: 2018-0001311 Dated: October 15, 2018 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as ZAVATTERO’S GROCERY COMPANY at 15509 Nopel Ave Forest Ranch, CA 95942. ZAVATTERO GROCERY COMPANY 15509 Nopel Ave Forest Ranch, CA 95942. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: KYLE ZAVATTERO, PRESIDENT Dated: October 3, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001266 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as LOS ARCOS AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD at 2454 Notre Dame Blvd Ste 100 Chico, CA 95928. ANTONIO HERNANDEZ 1804 Kofford Rd Gridley, CA 95948. LUIS HERNANDEZ 9288 N St Live Oak, CA 95953. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: LUIS HERNANDEZ Dated: October 18, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001326 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as VERMIBUENA at 49 Reginald Way Oroville, CA 95966. REBECCA MARIE KNIGHT 49 Reginald Way Oroville, CA 95966. JOSEPH ANTHONY ONATE 49 Reginald Way Oroville, CA 95966. This busines is conducted by Copartners. Signed: JOSEPH A. ONATE Dated: October 15, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001312 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

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NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as DAX-IT RECOVERY SERVICES at 1215 Lincoln Street Oroville, CA 95965. WASHINGTON BLOCK LLC 265 Lodgeview Drive Oroville, CA 95966. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Signed: BERT TAYLOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dated: October 25, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001354 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as RAGIN HOT WILDLAND FIRE CREW at 709 Stilson Canyon Road Chico, CA 95928. THOMAS BENTON GRANER 709 Stilson Canyon Road Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: THOMAS GRANER Dated: November 1, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001379 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as REFUEL NUTRITION at 206 Walnut Street Suite A Chico, CA 95928. ANN E MINKLER 24 Misty Way Chico, CA 95926. REBECCA VERNON 2797 Swallowtail Way Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: ANN E. MINKLER Dated: October 31, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001377 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as NORTH STATE ENERGY SERVICES at 641 Nord Avenue #A Chico, CA 95926. MATTHEW B HOLMBERG 4996 2nd Avenue Orland, CA 95963. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: MATTHEW HOLMBERG Dated: October 1, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001251 Published: November 15,21,29, December 6, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CHICO HAIR at 1731 Esplanade #3 Chico, CA 95973. KIMBERLY LEE SAJADI 2246 Ceanothus Ave Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: KIMBERLY L. SAJADI Dated: November 7, 2018 FBN Number: 2018-0001393 Published: November 15,21,29, December 6, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as NELSON HOME at 77 Nelson Avenue Oroville, CA 95965. STEVEN MITCHELL CONNORS

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MOLLY ELLEN CONKLIN ROE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: MOLLY ELLEN CONKLIN ROE Proposed name: MOLLY ELLEN LITTLEBIRD 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: December 21, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: TBD Room: The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: October 23, 2018 Case Number: 18CV03303 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ROSEMARY SAYEGH filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: ROSEMARY SAYEGH Proposed name: SEVEN SAIGE 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: December 28, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: TBA Room: The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: October 30, 2018 Case Number: 18CV03556 Published: November 8,15,21,29, 2018

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TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ADAM ROBERT FEDERSPIEL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: ADAM ROBERT FEDERSPIEL Proposed name: ADAM ROBERT CARTER 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: December 14, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: TBA Room: The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: MICHAEL P. CANDELA Dated: October 26, 2018 Case Number: 18CV03531 Published: November 15,21,29, December 6, 2018

SUMMONS SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: MARLEY JANE ANDERSON YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: BUTTE COUNTY CREDIT BUREAU A CORP NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a

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civil case. The Court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: Superior Court of California County of Butte 1775 Concord Avenue Chico, CA 95928 LIMITED CIVIL CASE The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney is: JOSEPH L SELBY (#249546) Law Office of Ferris & Selby 2607 Forest Avenue Ste 130 Chico, CA 95928. (530) 366-4290 Dated: June 15, 2018 Signed: KIMBERLY FLENER Case Number: 18CV01974 Published: November 15,21,29, December 6, 2018

PETITION NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE LOUISE W. PALMER (also known as LOUISE WHEATON PALMER, LUISA PALMER, BETTY LOUISE PALMER, and BETTE LOUISE WHEATON PALMER To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LOUISE W. PALMER (also known as LOUISE WHEATON PALMER, BETTY LOUISE PALMER, BETTE LOUISE WHEATON PALMER, and LUISA PALMER) A Petition for Probate has been filed by: SCOTT PALMER in the Superior Court of California, County of Butte. The Petition for Probate requests that: SCOTT PALMER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: December 4, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: Probate Room: Address of the court: Superior Court of California County of Butte 1775 Concord Ave. Chico, CA 95926. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of

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either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: NICOLE R. PLOTTEL 466 Vallombrosa Avenue Chico CA, 95926 (530) 893-2882 Case Number: 18PR00494 Published: November 8,15,21, 2018

letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: ERWIN WILLIAMS MCKERNAN, LANAM, BAKKE & WILLAMS LLP 732 Fir Street, Paradise, CA 95969 (530) 877-4961 Case Number: 18PR00500 Published: November 15,21,29, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE CRAIG BRUCE SANDERS, aka CRAIG B. SANDERS, aka CRAIG SANDERS To all heirs and beneficiaries, creditors contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CRAIG BRUCE SANDERS, aka CRAIG B. SANDERS, aka CRAIG SANDERS A Petition for Probate has been filed by: MARY LUCAS in the Superior Court of California, County of Butte. The Petition for Probate requests that: MARY LUCAS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: December 4, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: Probate Room: TBD Address of the court: Superior Court of California County of Butte 1775 Concord Ave. Chico, CA 95926. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE CARL JEFFREY QUANDT, aka CARL J. QUANDT To all heirs and beneficiaries, creditors contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CARL JEFFREY QUANDT, aka CARL J. QUANDT A Petition for Probate has been filed by: BILLIE R. QUANDT in the Superior Court of California, County of Butte. The Petition for Probate requests that: BILLIE R. QUANDT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: December 4, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: PR Room: Address of the court: Superior Court of California County of Butte 1775 Concord Ave. Chico, CA 95926. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should

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appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: VANESSA J. SUNDIN 341 Broadway Street, Ste. 302 Chico, CA 95928 (530) 342-2452 Case Number: 18PR00506 Published: November 15,21,29, 2018

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PRICE

BR/BA

3900 Aruba Ct 975 Filbert Ave 213 Denali Dr 3230 Hidden Creek Dr 3208 Mystery Run 1161 E 8th St 1012 Bryant Ave 11 Avenida Brisa Ct 12 Picual Ct 630 Larch St

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PRICE

BR/BA

888 Glenn St 1175 Deschutes Dr 1475 Spruce Ave 2860 Clark Way 2744 Lowell Dr 9688 Mcanarlin Ave 9730 Mcanarlin Ave 705 Berry Patch Ct 2279 W Biggs Gridley Rd 760 Flyway Ct

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The following houses were sold in Butte County by real estate agents or private parties during the week of November 2 - November 9, 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

TOWN

PRICE

BR/BA

SQ. FT.

ADDRESS

PRICE

BR/BA

Oroville

$242,500

3/2

SQ. FT.

730 Berry Patch Ct

Gridley

$252,000

3/2

1503

390 Sage St

Gridley

$185,000

3/1

1085

285 Canyon Highlands Dr

Oroville

$225,000

3/1

1285

1750 Hazel St

Gridley

$180,000

2/1

1117

243 Lost Horizon Dr

Oroville

$221,000

3/3

2632

6232 Posey Ln

Paradise

$357,000

3/2

2218

421 Nathan Ln

Paradise

$285,000

3/2

1530

571 Castle Dr

Paradise

$212,500

3/2

1229

944 Indiana St

Gridley

$117,000

2/2

1576

13846 S Park Dr

Magalia

$294,000

3/2

1500

14277 Carnegie Rd

Magalia

$280,000

3/3

1955

22 Oak Park Way

TOWN

1303

13610 Pawn Ct

Magalia

$225,000

3/2

1580

6366 Jack Hill Dr

Oroville

$300,000

3/3

2216

6378 Murray Ln

Paradise

$204,000

2/1

1314

Paradise

$180,000

2/1

1136

Paradise

$118,000

1/1

449

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47 Harmony Dr

Oroville

$275,000

3/2

1949

5856 Grape Ln

3180 Claremont Dr

Oroville

$272,500

3/2

1199

5275 Black Olive Dr

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