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Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Guest Comment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Second & Flume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Streetalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Our Mission: To publish great newspapers that are successful and enduring . To create a quality work environment that encourages employees to grow professionally while respecting personal welfare . To have a positive impact on our communities and make them better places to live . Editor Melissa Daugherty Managing Editor Meredith J . Cooper Arts Editor Jason Cassidy Contributing Editor Evan Tuchinsky Staff Writer Ashiah Scharaga Calendar Editor Neesa Sonoquie Contributors Robin Bacior, Alastair Bland, Michelle Camy, Vic Cantu, Charles Finlay, Bob Grimm, Howard Hardee, Miles Jordan, Mark Lore, Landon Moblad, Brie Oviedo, Ryan J . Prado, Juan-Carlos Selznick, Ken Smith, Robert Speer, Carey Wilson Managing Art Director Tina Flynn Creative Services Manager Elisabeth Bayard Arthur Ad Designers Naisi Thomas, Cathy Arnold Custom Publications Designer Katelynn Mitrano Director of Sales and Advertising Jamie DeGarmo Advertising Services Coordinator Ruth Alderson Senior Advertising Consultants Brian Corbit, Laura Golino Advertising Consultants Adam Lew, Jordon Vernau Office Assistant Jennifer Osa Distribution Director Greg Erwin Distribution Staff Ken Gates, Bob Meads, Pat Rogers, Larry Smith, Placido Torres, Jeff Traficante, Bill Unger, Lisa Van Der Maelen, David Wyles

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real damage from crying wolf Actor Jussie Smollett has made headlines the past

few weeks, ever since he told Chicago police—and the public—he’d been the target of a hate crime he connected to supporters of the president. He now stands disgraced, seemingly discredited, charged with a felony for allegedly filing a false report to law enforcement. If convicted, he could spend three years in prison. The police believe Smollett arranged the incident of Jan. 29, during which he alleges two masked men assaulted him while yelling racial and homophobic slurs, placed a noose around his neck and fled. His recall of them shouting “This is MAGA country!” laid blame at the White House, whose inhabitant continues to rally his supporters with the slogan “Make America Great Again.” The most obvious question is why he would fake an attack. Smollett, in statements through his lawyers and to his Empire cast, maintained his innocence of the charge. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who also is black, said Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” The justice system should yield an answer.

As broadcasters, columnists and public figures grapple with their responses to Smollett—first as victim, then accused—we’re more concerned about the reaction of folks he’s let off the hook. Smollett’s claim, debunked in the eyes of many, is but an extreme version of actual behavior occurring regularly in Trump’s America. The president has empowered people who once hid behind sheets and keyboards to express their animosity publicly. Jussie Smollett didn’t need to produce a video. YouTube has plenty that show “This is MAGA country!”-type intolerance. There’s a woman at a Bay Area Starbuck’s decrying patrons at a neighboring table for speaking “Oriental”; a man haranguing a woman in a Florida park for wearing a shirt with Puerto Rico’s flag; a woman in Southern California berating a Latino man, working in a yard with his mother, with taunts such as “even the president of the United States says you’re a rapist!”; and so on. Not every Republican is racist. That stereotype is as bad as the prejudice we’re decrying. Our point: No one should dismiss the specter of discrimination in light of one questionable claim. Ω

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Careful planning essential post-fire TParadise, months. The temptation for Chico, and maybe might be to approve every housing project

he Camp Fire cleanup is likely to take months and

under consideration to try to meet perceived housing needs. That would be a mistake. Now is the time to think of sustainable, well-planned and healthy communities that are good for people and the environment. We should plan for the health of our large, new extended community. For Chico, this means less sprawl into rural land, less use of fossil fuels and the accompanying by dangerous CO2 emissions, less Susan Tchudi stress on our infrastructure, less The author lives building out and more building up, with her family at more protection of our waterways, TurkeyTail Farm in yankee Hill and is the greater emphasis on connecting in co-host of ecotopia community. For Paradise, now is on KZFr 90.1 FM. the opportunity to create a wellplanned, sustainable community. In Chico, our focus needs to be on denser development, more diversity in housing, and infill (within the

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city, not at the edges). Rather than adding sprawling new housing projects, we can quickly and less expensively create housing within Chico (there are 4,000 lots available, according to the Land Absorption Study approved by the City Council in October). Think of a compact city with electric buses, bicycles and pedestrians, and material needs met not by big-box stores, but rather services that are within the city. Think of communities with retail on the street and apartments on the second story. Think of communities that share resources with central buildings, shared gardens and green space, and surrounding living space for families with children, singles and elders. Imagine living lightly on the land in ways that are rich in community. We are living in times of tremendous stress—the victims of the Camp Fire, all those helping and making space for those victims, our public officials who have to try to accommodate those victims. The pressures are great, but now is not the time to make hasty decisions. Those of us affected by the fire (citizens, businesses, public officials alike) have to consider carefully what we want our new community to be, to look like, to feel like. Ω

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

Omission I’m looking forward to a time when the threat of a natural disaster seems improbable in Butte County. I don’t think that’s possible anytime soon, especially for those who lived here not only during the Camp Fire but also the Oroville Dam crisis two years ago this month. Speaking of the latter, the rain this week has been a source of anxiety on multiple levels. I can’t help but worry about flooding, especially in the regions scarred by the fire. The deluge has been unreal in terms of the drought landscape we’ve grown accustomed to living in over the past decade. Here in Chico, even, my friend’s cul-de-sac flooded Tuesday evening (Feb. 26). She ended up scrambling for sandbags in the middle of the night, and was fortunate that her home ultimately stayed dry. At the top of my mind, of course, are homeless folks. Safe Space Winter Shelter, a seasonal program run by volunteers, closed over the weekend, and the Torres Community Shelter is at capacity. Meanwhile, though the city recently decided to open a warming center on certain evenings, that move is predicated on the temperature hitting 32 degrees, a threshold that doesn’t take into account that even 49 degrees, the low on Tuesday, is dangerously cold in certain circumstances. That includes when it’s pouring rain and windy, as it was throughout that particular day and well into the night. The inclement weather, among other things, makes the need for additional emergency shelter all the more urgent. Keep in mind, too, that the Camp Fire exacerbated our existing homeless crisis. We know this anecdotally, as we’ve interviewed numerous former Ridge residents who didn’t live on the streets prior to the Camp Fire but ended up there following the mega blaze. Next month, the Butte County Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct its biennial homeless census. The survey typically takes place in January, but was pushed back due to the wildfire. The results will be telling. About 2,000 people were counted in the county during the last such event in 2017. Of that number, about 750 people were classified as “unsheltered.” That is, they were literally living on the streets. The overall number translates to roughly 1 percent of the county’s population. That may not sound like a lot, but Chico alone is home to more than half (about 1,100 people). Here, the rate of homelessness—120 per 10,000, according to the previous census—is more than seven times the national average. That’s part of the reason Chico’s City Council declared a shelter crisis. Other municipalities and the county did, too. Another reason is that the designation made local programs and organizations eligible for state funds specifically earmarked for those that deal with homelessness. As CN&R’s Ashiah Scharaga reports this week, there’s some controversy on that front (see Newslines, page 10). The main issue is that, of the $4.8 million available, a specially formed CoC committee in charge of distributing the funds had not appropriated any for emergency shelter. That decision has rightly come under scrutiny. It’s a heck of an omission. We need shelter beds, and we need them yesterday.

Melissa Daugherty is editor of the CN&R


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Bernie defenders united Re “Don’t dismiss Bernie—yet” (Editorial, Feb. 21): First, after not getting the Democratic nomination himself in 2016, Bernie Sanders endorsed and vigorously campaigned for Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders’ agenda, including improved Medicare for all, better Social Security benefits, free tuition at public universities, a $15 minimum wage, and a Green New Deal to put people to work, indeed will benefit the majority of Americans and is supported by the majority of the people. Sanders will stop this business of regime change, endless useless wars and will drastically cut the bloated military budget. He is the only major candidate who is for an even-handed policy to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Sanders doesn’t take any corporate PAC money. All of his campaign contributions come from people who donate. As a member of Congress since 1990, he’s gotten

a lot of legislation enacted by the amendment process and has been able to get Republicans to work with him. I have never been so inspired by a presidential candidate, since Robert Kennedy in 1968, as I am now by Bernie Sanders. I am proud to support him and I believe that we will nominate and elect him this time. Walter Ballin Chico

I usually agree with CN&R editorials, but not this one. I am not dismissing Sanders; I’m thrilled that he’s running! Your editorial assumes that Jill Stein voters would have voted for Clinton, but that is unlikely. Many Americans did not like or trust Hillary—that’s why they did not support her! Many hard-working Americans did not feel that she understood their plight, while Bernie’s advocacy for working people struck a deep chord. Those who blame Bernie Sanders for Hillary’s loss are in denial about the failings of the

Clinton campaign and the DNC. She ran a terrible campaign; for many voters, her vision did not light a spark. Her campaign was dragged down by revelations of ineptitude and corruption and the underhanded way they repeatedly sought to undermine Sanders’ campaign—all the way through the Democratic primary. I still mourn that Donna Brazile compromised her integrity by informing Hillary of debate questions ahead of a debate with Sanders—remember that? Without DNC interference, I believe Sanders would have won the primary and the presidency. In this 2020 round, may integrity prevail, and true visionary policies raise all boats. Emily Alma Chico

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LETTERS c o n t i n u e d f r o m pa g e 5 reckless [choice].” I’m confused. Might you be thinking of Ralph Nader’s 2000 run on the Green Party ticket? Unlike Nader, Bernie ran as a Democrat, not as a thirdparty candidate. When he lost the nomination, he supported Hillary Clinton. Also unlike Nader, Bernie did not draw votes away from the Democratic candidate in the presidential election and thus help elect a Republican. The quotes above apply precisely to Nader in 2000, but I don’t see how they apply to Bernie. Charles Holzhauer Chico

Editor’s note: The editorial is in reference to those who supported Sanders during the primary but subsequently voted for someone other than Hillary Clinton, including Donald Trump, in the presidential election. According to post-election analysis, 12 percent of those who supported Sanders during the primary went on to vote for Trump.

Substance over image Re “Woman’s day” (Second & Flume, by Melissa Daugherty, Feb. 14): Within hours of Kamala Harris being elected to the U.S. Senate, California Democrats were drooling over her “demographic allure,” viewing it as the asset propelling her to president in 2020. I don’t care if Harris slept her way into top-tier, big-money Democratic politics. I do care that her core values are modest, easily trumped by political expediency, as displayed by her time as California attorney general. In Congress, she voted yes on her first hugely increased defense budget. When time to vote on her second defense budget, she realized it was politically expedient to vote no. Image trumping values might be a California thing. Looking closely, Gov. Jerry Brown always disappointed, being more carefully cultivated image than substance. C-Span recently aired an interview with Maureen Dowd and Brown. Brown declared how much he liked women in expensive clothes and jewelry. Dowd asked Brown about wealth/ income inequality. He seemed perplexed, then dismissive, clearly disinterested. Melissa, you may think it is “about damn time” for a woman candidate. I don’t give a damn

about the gender; I want a candidate who is more substance than image, with core values, bold ideas and in touch with the real needs of poor and working people. Lucy Cooke Butte Valley

About that meeting Re “Heavy lifting” (Newslines, by Robert Speer) and “Love is hell” (Second & Flume, by Melissa Daugherty, Feb. 21): I’d like to correct (or clarify) Mr. Speer’s reporting on the City Council’s vote on the recommendations of our Sustainability Task Force (STF). In an inadvertently confusing series of actions, Mayor Randall Stone first made a motion to: adopt new California Standards, to revise our Climate Action Plan to achieve those standards and to seek grant funding. Councilmember Ann Schwab seconded the motion but mentioned changing our STF to a Climate Action Committee (CAC) as part of her reasoning. I noticed and made mention of the discrepancy and Councilmember Schwab withdrew her motion. I then offered the mayor a friendly amendment to include changing the STF to a CAC, and when he declined I made a sub-motion, adding conversion of the STF to a CAC to his original motion. That motion, seconded by Councilmember Karl Ory, was voted for by only myself, Schwab and Ory, losing 3-4. Mayor Stone’s original motion, minus the STF to CAC conversion, was then voted on, and desiring to make some progress on the issue, I voted for it, allowing it to pass 4-3. Scott Huber Chico

Editor’s note: The story in question incorrectly reported that Mr. Huber dissented during the final vote in a series on the STF. It has been corrected online. After years of raising objections at council meetings and in the media, the human rights concerns around depriving the homeless of toilet access were again well-articulated by several speakers at the Feb. 19 council meeting. Sadly, to the exclusion of any reference to human rights violations, your reporter focused on comments concerning location and number of toilets; then quoted an environmentalist, highlighting threats

to waterways. It’s not that these are unimportant concerns, but to ignore the human rights dimension is to miss the heart of the story. Though the right to shelter is a basic human right (Universal Declaration of Human Rights), thousands now live in our public spaces due to a dearth of affordable/ public housing and inadequate social services. Compounding the problem, we live in a city that has long criminalized and deprived the homeless population. I’m happy to see that our council is moing, at least incrementally, toward justice on our streets. Regarding Ryan Adams: The New York Times coverage reflects a decline in the quality of American journalism. Adams’ alleged criminality is a legitimate news story. On the other hand, “he said, she said” claims of “emotional abuse” are rightly the province of the National Enquirer. Patrick Newman Chico

Listen up, Trump-bashers Yes folks, for all you Trumpbashers here in California, you have a much more serious problem. His name is Gavin Newsom, a protégé of Jerry Brown. Brown did more to raise the crime rate in California starting with Assembly Bill 109 and an openborder policy. His initial response to the Camp and Carr fires was that “this is just the new norm for California.” Brown’s 12 cent gas tax and DMV hike is another way to punish working taxpayers, as he spends billions on a high-speed train to nowhere. Newsom recently withdrew troops from the Mexico border, stating the emergency is “manufactured.” I have to wonder how the parents of Kate Steinle feel about that. Mick Watkins Gridley

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NEWSLINES DOWNSTROKE RV PARKING AND FEMA UPDATE Adding final amendments to emergency housing rules, the Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday (Feb. 26) that immediately eased restrictions on parking recreational vehicles. The supervisors, at their previous meeting, made a series of changes to zoning regulations to foster temporary housing for Camp Fire survivors and recovery workers. (See “What now?” Newslines, Feb. 7.) Tuesday, they voted to allow temporary RV parks in agricultural and rural zones—including eligible parcels within burn areas. Properties affected by the fire must not contain debris or hazardous materials from a structure over 120 square feet. Ag parcels must total at least 20 acres, fall within a municipality’s sphere of influence, and be classified as grazing land; rural requirements include a minimum parcel size of 5 acres and limit of two RVs per acre. Meanwhile, FEMA announced that its disaster recovery centers in Chico and Paradise will shut down Friday evening (March 1). Fire survivors can seek assistance starting Tuesday through the U.S. Small Business Administration, which will remain inside Chico’s old Sears building.

COLLEGE PREZ NEW TRIBAL LIAISON CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White appointed Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson as the CSU’s presidential adviser for its Native American Initiative, the university announced Tuesday (Feb. 26). The initiative, launched in 2006, aims to increase enrollment and graduation of Native American students. Responsibilities for Hutchinson (pictured), who replaces retiring Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher, include meeting with tribal leaders and facilitating strategies to recruit, retain and support Native students. Last February, Hutchinson hired Chico State’s first director of tribal relations, Rachel McBride-Praetorius, and in September she signed a memorandum of understanding between the university and the Mechoopda Indian Tribe. “Whether it’s her passion for inclusion, her desire to make higher education more accessible, or her uncanny ability to connect with students, President Hutchinson has proven that she welcomes everyone to the table,” White said in a statement. “With the groundbreaking work she and her team have accomplished thus far at Chico State, I’m confident this role aligns perfectly with her beliefs and I look forward to seeing the results of her engagement and its impact on the CSU.” 8

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Widespread contamination Paradise water contains more toxins than previously known, may affect home plumbing

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Celestino’s Pizza and Pasta in Paradise, which sustained damage but did not burn in the Camp Fire. A lack of potable water is holding him back. “We do want to story and photo by open up, but we want Meredith J. Cooper to make sure it’s done safely and properly,” m ere d i t h c @ n ew srev i ew. c o m he said by phone. “The town has already been through enough. We Submit samples: want to make sure we The Purdue engineering are in no way putting team is soliciting anyone in the public at information from home and business owners more risk than they’ve in Paradise regarding already been.” water testing methods Magdaleno has been and results. Email keeping a close eye Andrew Whelton at awhelton@purdue.edu on water updates from for more information. the Paradise Irrigation District (PID). One thing that worries him is that the warnings keep changing—first, there was a boil-only advisory, then benzene contamination was found so people were told not to drink the water at all. On Monday (Feb. 25), a new set of guidelines

was released warning homeowners not to rely on filtration systems, that continued testing is necessary. So, what are homeowners and business owners—like Magdaleno—to do? The PID is testing its system, which ends at the meter. But individuals are responsible for everything else—from the meter to the tap—and they’ve been given inconsistent and incomplete instructions on how to do so. Therein lies a huge problem, says Andrew Whelton, a professor of civil, environmental and ecological engineering from Purdue University, who traveled to Paradise as part of a team in January at the request of PID. “What we know is there is no evidence that anyone knows how to test [the water systems inside] buildings—anywhere,” Whelton told the CN&R by phone. “Buildings are mini distribution systems, and homes have a lot of plastics in them. That is where the chemicals will permeate into and diffuse out of. Even if they install a home treatment device, the house plumbing may be contaminated.” The PID’s latest guidelines were released online after its board meeting last week, during which Whelton’s team,

which includes engineers from Purdue and Manhattan College, presented its findings after studying the situation for the past month. They have extensive experience with widespread water contamination issues, like chemical spills, though none that mirrors what Paradise is dealing with. One thing that worries Whelton most is a lack of information being given to residents. “People are just being left to fend for themselves,” he said. While Whelton and his team are no longer contracted with PID, he said they are still very much invested in helping. They field phone calls from PID personnel and have offered advice via social media. “People need help in their homes, where they live. We are trying to help them by gathering information from them,” he said. That information includes how people are testing, who is doing the testing, what they’re testing for and how often—plus the results of those tests. Adequate testing is complex. “You can take one water sample at the kitchen faucet, but there’s no evidence that that will predict contamination in your hot water heater—it’s a completely different


Paradise Irrigation District Manager Kevin Phillips says clearing the system of contaminants altogether could take two to three years and cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

system,” he said. Because of that, people should be testing at multiple sites within their homes. “It’s a public health issue and it’s a very serious one—and it is not being addressed,” Whelton said, adding that he has reached out to the state as well as the Butte County Public Health Department with information and offerings of help. “They need to act now.” The county Public Health Department maintains that it is not responsible for testing individual homes for safe water. There are some guidelines outlined on buttecountyrecovers.org. “It’s not something that Public Health regulates, though that’s not to say it’s not a public health concern,” said Lisa Almaguer, department spokeswoman. “We can’t say if each home is safe. We’ve told people who have returned that, ‘You’re in a fire-impacted area and you need to take the necessary steps to properly ensure your home is safe to live in.’” PID has a lot of work ahead to ensure its

water system is healthy. On the advice of Whelton and his team, the utility expanded its initial testing from benzene only to a variety of other chemicals. The results of testing 173 water samples were released at last week’s board meeting and revealed widespread contamination. Benzene, a known carcinogen, was found in 32 percent of those samples, with an average level of 27 parts per billion (the California drinking water standard is 1 ppb). In the 35 samples that tested for additional contaminants, over a dozen additional “volatile organic chemicals” were found. “The information we have isn’t great, because we’re not seeing patterns. Right now we’re developing a plan to do a massive amount of sampling—at the end we should have results from 30,00050,000 samples,” said Kevin Phillips, PID manager. The process, which will start from the top down—as PID is a gravity-based system—likely will take two to three years and cost hundreds of millions of dollars, Phillips said. Some people will get clean water faster than others, and PID is working with the state and county to get temporary water systems for people living in the area in nonburned homes. “We feel like, due to the fact that it’s a health and safety concern, we need to do a robust amount of testing to give assurances to customer that there are no more contaminants in the system,” Phillips said. Ω

Round two Audrey Denney announces second congressional bid, underscores effects of the Camp Fire “I always knew I’d give it two goes.”

That’s what Audrey Denney told the CN&R by phone earlier this week—on the day she announced she’s running for Congress, once again seeking the District 1 seat held by Rep. Doug LaMalfa. Denney said as much when she was profiled in this newspaper a few months before the general election (see “House hunter,” Cover story, Sept. 20, 2018), but it wasn’t until Monday (Feb. 25) that she made it official. Her announcement via a video posted on social media largely focuses on the effects of the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive in state history. “It’s changed everything about this county and our lives, but also strengthened me in my resolve in a way that I didn’t know was possible until it happened,” she told this reporter. During the first few post-fire months, Denney spent time in Washington, D.C., lobbying for disaster response and climate action. There, in December, she attended 17 meetings on Capitol Hill, including one with longtime Congressman John Garamendi, who represents District 3, which encompasses several North State counties, including part of Glenn County. It took place in early December, as politicians, including President Trump, attended a service in the rotunda for the late George H.W. Bush. Garamendi called in his entire staff, Denney recalled, and asked how he could help. Denney led the meeting after the congressman left early to attend the service.

Afterward, feeling “wired” for that kind of work, she turned to her campaign manager, Chicoan Brian Solecki, with her immediate thoughts: “Hey, I think we’re going to be good at this.” For Solecki’s part, looking back to their time at the Capitol, when Denney sat down with some of the most powerful politicians in the country, the experience cemented his confidence in her abilities. “The overall takeaway was that Audrey was meant to do this, she was created to do this. … She’s just so gifted.” Denney already had been volunteering on

relief efforts locally, starting immediately after the wildfire. Her work on that front lasted for months and included helping establish a long-term recovery group. Her role with that apolitical panel wound down last month when she filed her candidacy papers. Though it’s early, Denney said the 2020 election feels more pressing, especially due to the resulting local issues and what’s

SIFT ER Topping the sin-o-meter With Mardi Gras on the horizon, the finance wizards over at WalletHub analyzed spending habits on “sinful” pursuits, broken down by state. Turns out California ranks No. 3 overall when it comes to sinful spending, behind Florida and Nevada. According to the study, Californians spend more on lust (ranked No. 2) and vanity (No. 3) than residents of most other states. Among the criteria included were the number of violent crimes per capita (highest was Alaska) and the number of beauty salons (New York was top, with California coming in fifth). Here are the topspending states in the “sinful” categories analyzed.

Anger and hatred: Tennessee Jealousy: Florida Excesses and vices: Ohio Greed: Nevada Lust: Texas Vanity: New York Laziness: West Virginia

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been happening and not happening in Butte County. Among her criticism of the incumbent is that he didn’t stand up to President Trump, who charged that the state hadn’t done enough to manage forests and threatened to pull federal disaster funding. “It was inexcusable,” she said. “He should have been fighting with every single word, every single statement, every single action to show the administration that we have to have that money to recover.” As for the upcoming campaign, Denney said things will kick off in earnest in the next few months. She and her team have a lot of work ahead. First, she said, there’s the post-election analysis that was deferred due to the fire—which hit two days later. In that November race, in which she challenged the three-term incumbent from Richvale, Denney lost 45.1 percent to 54.9 percent. (In Butte County, she beat him by about eight points.) Then, of course, she’ll be fundraising over the next 20 months. Denney said her campaign coffers were completely depleted in 2018. Moreover, she spent her life savings on the campaign and also her living expenses as she worked full time on the effort. “I don’t have two dimes to rub together,” she said. Now back at work and trying to save to enough money to be able to take next year off, Denney said she has a new outlook on asking her supporters for financial backing. “I really feel like when I’m asking people for money at this point, I’m inviting them to be part of something that matters, and I’m inviting them to use their resources to try to make the world better and make our communities better,” she said. —MELISSA DAUGHERTY me lissad @ newsr ev iew.c o m

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Panel overlooks emergency shelter in initial recommendation for state funding Joy Amaro sees new faces at the

Torres Community Shelter every day, hearing more and more stories about people displaced from their homes. Amaro, the shelter’s executive director, recently helped a family with three children secure a hotel for a week until they sign a lease on March 1. A relative who’d taken them in had kicked them out, Amaro said. They were sleeping in their car when Chico Unified School District personnel referred them to the shelter. Stories like this were prevalent before the Camp Fire, but now? “It just amplified, magnified the need,” Amaro told the CN&R. “And I don’t know how many phases we’ll see of new people coming to our doors … whether they burned bridges, or grandma kicked them off the couch, or the [landlords] kicked them out to sell.” For Amaro and other homeless service providers, the need for emergency shelter is paramount in Butte County, especially considering the post-Camp Fire landscape, with a saturated housing market and lack of vacant shelter beds. That’s why, at a Butte Countywide Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) meeting on Monday (Feb. 25), Amaro, who serves on the CoC’s council, called for the group to reconsider

its planned distribution of $4.8 million in one-time state funds, via the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), and prioritize these needs. A couple of months ago, the CoC appointed a six-member committee of volunteers to review and rank 22 applications from 14 organizations. As is, the recommendations it presented to the CoC council on Monday would not add any emergency shelter beds to Butte County. Though HEAP funding is intentionally broad—it can be used on a variety of services, rental assistance and other subsidies, and capital improvements—counties and cities across California had to declare shelter crises to access it. “Why is the HEAP application review committee not prioritizing [an] increase in shelter beds and services, especially in [the] wake of one of the worst disasters in the nation?” Amaro wrote in a letter to the CoC. “There is not available housing, and the most effective way to house large amounts of people is in a housing first shelter.” Without HEAP funding, the 24-hour low-barrier shelter project spearheaded by the Jesus Center and Safe Space Winter Shelter could be in jeopardy, Jesus Center Executive Director Laura Cootsona added at the meeting. Those organizations hoped to leverage a $1 million

donation from Walmart with HEAP funds to afford a two-year lease and renovations to a property they are close to securing. “We may have to actually rescind the gift,” she told the council. “That is not a threat or a promise, it’s just a reality.” Stephen Terry, of Oroville Rescue Mission, voiced his concerns, as well. He’d hoped to receive funding for a 120-person low-barrier shelter. “I am appalled when I look at this, because the shelters in our area for a housing emergency grant all scored low and would get nothing out of this grant, at all,” he said. “That’s a farce for what this is.” The two largest shares of HEAP

funds, as recommended, would go to Caminar and Ampla Health. About $1.58 million would go to the former to create two 12-unit apartment complexes in Oroville for mentally ill individuals (Ron Reed’s Base Camp Village project); and $1.2 million to Ampla for a mobile medical unit to provide primary health care to homeless people. In response to the feedback, however, a new ad hoc committee was formed to review the recommendations. That group planned to meet Friday (March 1), and includes the following CoC council members: Alex Brown, Lisa Currier, Linda Draper, Scott Huber and Anastacia Snyder. They’ll take into account the points Amaro brought up in her letter: looking at funding strategically— considering the hundreds of millions of dollars in affordable housing bills


Ron Reed borrowed $800,000 to create a 12-apartment permanent housing development in Oroville for mentally ill homeless folks. He hopes to recoup costs through a state grant.

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approved in the state last year, and the funding streams already available—to best use HEAP funds and avoid duplication of services. The only organization that received final approval was Youth for Change. It received $369,600 to purchase and remodel apartments for six homeless people ages 16 to 24 (the state requires at least 5 percent of HEAP funds go to homeless youth). Reed is hoping the review won’t change the recommendation to fund Base Camp Village because of the dire need for permanently housing homeless individuals in Butte County. He borrowed $800,000 to get the first project off the ground and intends to see it through regardless, though not receiving HEAP funding could put a stop to the second location. “We can have emergency shelters and we can feed people and we can give them free clothing,” he said, “but we have to find a place where they fit in and where they can live [and] achieve their highest level of humanity.” Marie Demers, a CoC council member and the city of Chico’s housing manager, cast the only dissenting vote for reconsidering the HEAP recommendations. She later told the CN&R that the reviewing committee was formed with a clear understanding of how to weigh criteria, and the formation of the new group would be unfair to the process and cause delays. Other concerns were voiced at Monday’s meeting, as well. Homeless advocate Bill Mash submitted a letter of resignation to the CoC council, with a caveat that he would consider staying on if the group formed a subcommittee to develop a communication plan, in order to increase the council’s transparency, within 60 days. Some at Monday’s meeting questioned whether it should be a priority, while others debated removing the deadline. Mash’s request ultimately was approved. Lisa Currier, a CoC council member and service provider, responded bluntly: “If we cannot be transparent to our community members, then we don’t deserve to sit on this damn council.” —AshiAh schArAgA ashiahs@ n ewsr ev i ew. com

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HEALTHLINES Dr. Scott Mellum, Enloe’s 2018 Physician Legacy Award  recipient, has practiced in Chico his whole career.

physicians I’ve ever met,” Bernstein said. “He treats every single one of his patients as if they’re family members. He just cares so deeply about what he does and the patients that he cares for, and their families, and their unborn children … and he just takes such pride in what he does.” Mellum got a late start in medicine—in fact,

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who’ve been in Chico a generation, at least. Legacies take time. That’s why, 10 years ago, when Lori Silva informed Dr. Scott Mellum she’d nominated him, when he was 50 and had logged just over a dozen years in practice, Mellum laughed off the compliment. “He told me, ‘Lori, I am too young for that award; that’s for an old person,’” recalled Silva, an Enloe nurse who now

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works as an educator in the Nettleton Mother & Baby Care Center. “So, when he got it this time, I said, ‘I guess you’re old now!’” Mellum, an obstetrician/gynecologist, received the 2018 Physician Legacy Award at the annual medical staff meeting in December. (Enloe announced the winner publicly Feb. 15.) At his office on West Second Avenue, three blocks from the hospital, Mellum told the CN&R he had an inkling he might win based on “rumblings,” his nomination history and the opportunity he gets to interact with other providers— anesthesiologists and pediatricians, just to name two—yet still was surprised to hear his name called. “I’m happy to live my life in quiet anonymity,” he said, laughing. “Probably like a

lot of people. But it’s an honor [to be recognized] by my colleagues, the nursing staff I work with. “I’m doing my best; it feels good to be honored and encouraged.” While Legacy Award winners commonly distinguish themselves with leadership— Mellum has stepped up as OB/GYN chair and served on committees—what differentiates him is more elemental. “When I think about Scott and his contributions, his passion is his patient care, his passion isn’t necessarily policy,” said Dr. Marcia Nelson, vice president and chief medical officer at Enloe. “He’s an exceptional physician, and it’s because of that [he got honored], because when people look at him, they see the kind of doctor that we would all want to be and the kind of doctor we would all want to take care of our families.” Sandra Bernstein trusts his care. She’s nurse manager of the maternity unit and previously worked as a labor-and-delivery nurse. She lives in Willows, but when it came time to pick an obstetrician, she chose Mellum to deliver all four of her children—ages 9, 7, 4 and 2. “He is one of the most compassionate

it’s his third vocation. Born in North Dakota, he became a Nevadan in grade school after a few years in Los Angeles. He returned to L.A. after a year of college in Reno and worked as a wildland firefighter. He’d always planned to go back to school, and he liked math. After two years, Mellum took up engineering studies—but “my heart wasn’t in it,” he said, so a semester in, he got a job as a machinist. During those four years, he met his wife, Nancy, a Marin County native. At 25, a father of two (later three), he saw himself at a crossroads. “Culturally, you really needed a [career], an education; it’s helpful,” Mellum said. He went back to Reno, planning to study physical therapy, thinking he’d be finished in four years and working. “I found out if you study hard, you actually can get good grades!” he said, laughing again. “So I studied hard, and I was very fortunate.” Mellum got into medical school in Reno, where family could help care for the kids.

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GREENWAYS Peter Gros, here with a lemur, says he gets “the greatest joy”  from his presentations by “creating a sense of hope about the  environment.”

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Growing up in New York’s Hudson Valley, his backyard playground was 3,600 acres of a wooded preserve, maintained by his grandfather, a forester who immigrated from Germany in the 1940s and eventually managed the area. Exploring flora and fauna— particularly fauna—quickly became a lifelong passion for Gros; he’s led a life filled with inspiring experiences, from which he says it’s hard to pick a favorite moment. “The massive herds of elephants I’ve seen in Africa … that’s an amazing sight. Swimming with dolphins, working with tigers. Those are a few of my favorite moments,” he told the CN&R by phone. “Nature in its wild state is just such a treat.” While Gros has been enamored with nature since his youth, he didn’t immediately pursue it as a career option. He first experimented with art school, then did a tour of duty in Vietnam, where he built roads and hospitals with the U.S. Navy Seabees. He eventually returned to his roots when he enrolled in animal husbandry training at Marine World/Africa USA, a former 200-acre theme park in Redwood City. There, Gros rediscovered his love of wildlife. After becoming the park’s director of land animals, he established breeding programs for endangered species and worked with the park’s lecture program, helping educate youth about wild animals. One particular moment in the mid-1980s created a unique, life-altering opportunity. Gros was tending to seven baby tiger cubs—the largest litter in captivity at the time, he explained—and “the mother had let me into the cage. Someone snapped a photo

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and that picture made the rounds, before ‘going viral’ was a thing.” The photo caught the attention of Johnny Carson, who asked Gros to come on The Tonight Show. Happily accepting the offer, Gros brought the young cubs with him, using the opportunity to educate people about endangered species and other wildlife. Carson’s other guest that night was Jim Fowler, then-host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, a documentary television series about nature and wildlife. Fowler invited Gros to be part of his team, and in 1985, Gros was initiated as co-host by filming a segment in which he dived alongside great white sharks. While Gros continues to appear on TV— as co-host of Wild Kingdom’s second incarnation, which airs on Animal Planet, and a favorite guest on ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan—his focus has shifted to live lectures. For the past 15 years, Gros has been giving presentations at universities, museums, science centers and other venues around the Event info:

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country, where he educates and encourages people to get involved with the natural world. Wednesday (March 6), his tour brings him to Chico; he’ll share his wildlife experiences at Laxson Auditorium. “The greatest joy [with these presentations] has been creating a sense of hope and not presenting a doom-and-gloom story about the environment,” he said. “Sure, there are problems, but there are a lot of success stories, and I think those should be talked about at least as much as the other stories. “We used to use DDT [an insecticide that proved widely toxic] ... but we stopped using it, and look at the resurgence of birds! Lots of animals have come off the endangered species list: bald eagles, grizzly bears, the list goes on and on. If people can see the progress, they’re more likely to feel motivated to help, and maybe even get involved on a local level.” So how can Chicoans get involved? Gros sug-

gested community efforts: Pitch in during park clean-up days. Help at the Chico Creek Nature Center. Look for replanting programs in the area. Become a Park Watch volunteer. “There are so many jobs and volunteer activities that can get you out in nature,” he

said, noting that “Chico is a unique location, having both Bidwell Park and the Sacramento River right there. There are lots of birding opportunities; and, if you go farther north, you’ll find red-tailed hawks and vultures.” Fitting with his optimistic outlook of nature’s future, Gros offers a sense of hope in the aftermath of the Camp Fire. “I remember the Yellowstone fires of 1988,” he said. “It took about 10 years, but the ecosystem thrived again. It is absolutely devastating, but things will recover.” Those interested in Gros’ Chico presentation can expect visits from animals representing all parts of the continent—lemurs, reptiles, honey bears—most of which have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild again. “Instead,” he noted, “they get to serve as wonderful ambassadors for their species!” Steven Cummins, director of University Public Events, says attendees have a lot to look forward to. “There’s that aha moment when kids and families get to see animals up close; it creates a wonderful energy and excitement,” Cummins said by phone. “And behind that, there’s an important message about conservation. We have to understand the species so we can help them.” Gros wishes to create that human-animal connection during his Chico performance. “My hope is that people will want to get more involved with the natural world,” he said. “In my opinion, there’s no better way to improve our lives than to get out into nature.” Ω

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For massage therapist Candi Williamson, healing others through touch has become second nature. It started around high school, when she’d give her mom regular massages to ease the tension of chronic back pain. After consistently (and voluntarily) giving massages to friends and sports teammates, Williamson was encouraged by a friend to pursue the work professionally. That friend literally drove her to the doorstep of Chico Therapy Wellness Center and Massage School. Williamson signed up in 2003 and has been working as a licensed massage therapist ever since. She recently expanded her business, Massage by Candi (2062 Talbert Drive, Ste. 100), into Creating a Sustainable You, which offers a variety of healing practices to roughly 700 clients. A second location is set to open Friday (March 1), inside StandAlone Mixed Martial Arts Academy, at 845 Cherry St. Check out massagebycandichico.com for more information or find Massage by Candi on Facebook for tutorials and a weekly dose of laugh therapy.

I had an opportunity last week to stop by the recently opened Chico Children’s Museum downtown and get a tour of the facility. I must say, though I don’t have any kids of my own, it was still a really fun place to be. It was a Thursday morning and the place was buzzing with activity. The museum is split into several different areas—one is a faux cafe where kids can get behind the counter and take orders; one is a vet’s office, where they can take X-rays and treat the animals’ ailments; another is a garden that needs tending. In addition to those main areas, there’s a sensory room designed with autistic kids in mind and a space for smaller kids to romp around. Plans are in place, too, to create an upstairs space-themed room that links to the large tree house with a slide to bring kids back to the ground floor, according to Executive Director Leslie Amani, who showed me around. I can still remember when The Underground slung records in that space on Main Street, between Third and Fourth, and I admit I questioned the vision for a museum in that area at first—but I’m pleased to have been proven wrong. Check it out Wednesday-Sunday for now—the museum is still in its soft-opening phase. Go to chicochildrensmuseum.org for more info.

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Why is this work important to you? I’ve always been active and demanding on my own body; I’ve ridden in the Wildflower, hiked, done bodybuilding and Crossfit, and I’ve always felt the value of movement while wanting to be pain-free. Massage work is part of that maintenance. I’m grateful for the friend who encouraged me to sign up for massage school; it was definitely the right choice!

What services do you offer at Creating a Sustainable You? We have five massage therapists, three yoga instructors, reiki practitioners, an emotional freedom technique/tapping practitioner, myofascial specialists, meditation and more. We have a great team! A lot of our clientele are people who have been in physical therapy but [are] not ready to be on their own [to heal], so we do a lot of scar tissue work with massages. And we create a safe

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space for people to do yoga. Our yoga is for people who’ve hardly stretched before. Our instructor looks at your MRIs and guides you safely; everyone’s getting attention. We have a wide range of clients, though, and some people do just want to come in for a relaxing massage.

What’s your favorite part of the job? I like working with people who are in chronic pain, who have tried a lot of things and found our work to be successful for them; I want to be able to give them hope.

Any inspiring anecdotes from the people you’ve worked with? One of my favorite stories comes from this woman who fell in an empty pool and broke her arm. She had surgery and then went to physical therapy and wasn’t progressing, so she scheduled a second surgery. She came in to see me twice a week for two weeks, and by adding what I did alongside her physical therapy, she was able to cancel her second surgery. I also gave her tips on things she could do herself to maintain her healing. We give lots of homework (about stretching, meditation practices, reducing inflammation) because we want our clients to be as successful as possible. —RACHEL BUSH

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BACK IN BUSINESS I interviewed Anton and Chrystal Axelsson, the sweet and obviously hard-working couple behind the Old Barn Kitchen, a couple months ago (see “Second home,” 15 Minutes, Dec. 20, 2018) and I’m happy to announce that while they work on their Paradise space, they opened this week at 301 Main St. in Chico. I can’t wait to try their specialty Benedicts! Speaking of reopening, the CN&R’s sales team recently launched a new feature called Rebuilding the Ridge, which provides a list of businesses that have reopened since the Camp Fire. Find it in the print version each week.

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How PG&E’s next big blaze would burden consumers and complicate claims of existing fire victims


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acific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy has set off a financial race among creditors, bondholders, wildfire victims, insurers and others hoping to recover as much money as they can from California’s largest utility. The road to rehabilitation is expected to be twisty and long, lasting two to three years. But for Californians confronting the new normal of climate-driven wildfire, PG&E’s woes have an additional wrinkle: the likelihood that the state’s pain will be compounded if PG&E ends up causing the next big disaster—which, given PG&E’s size and record, is a real possibility.

PG&E crews at work on Nov. 9, the day after the Camp Fire began, along a portion of Clark Road in Paradise. PHOTO BY MELISSA DAUGHERTY

Like all California utilities, PG&E has filed extensive wildfire prevention plans. In addition to removing trees, adding weather stations and insulating equipment, the utility serving Northern and Central California has vowed to expand power shut-off territory to as many as 5.4 million customers, up from 570,000 today. However, PG&E is a prime suspect in the deadliest fire in state history, the Camp Fire. And a recent Los Angeles Times report—citing the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the state agency that oversees investorowned utilities—found that of more than 2,000 wildfires between June 2014 and December 2017 traced to utilities, more than 1,500 were caused by PG&E equipment. Should PG&E be liable for another major wildfire while the company is still reorganizing in bankruptcy court, it would add costs for consumers and complicate claims for victims. PG&E’s 16 million customers, who are already expected to shoulder bankruptcy debts, would have to pay off new wildfire costs and any new safety measures ordered by a federal judge. In a twist, victims of the next PG&E fire would jump ahead of existing PG&E victims—and likely collect more—as a result of how claims get prioritized in bankruptcy proceedings. “If I were an existing tort victim, I’d say it’s terrible,” said Robert Rasmussen, a law professor specializing in bankruptcy at the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California.

Growing risk and high stakes

This story was part of a series produced by CALmatters, an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. Learn more at calmatters.org.

The PG&E story is playing out against the broader realization that climate change is about to become breathtakingly costly. Already, insurers are adjusting premiums to reflect the rising frequency and severity of disaster in the state. Wildfire damages from the past two years alone have been so staggering that insurance companies say it could take until the middle of the century for them to break even. Meanwhile, as insurance rates

climb in wildfire country, insurers say homeowners may be scrimping or buying no coverage. Rex Frazier, president of the Personal Insurance Federation of California, said studies show that as insurance rates rise, consumers are more likely to consciously underinsure, often not even covering their cost of rebuilding. “It’s an affordability issue,” Frazier said. “People just buy less.” In the meantime, the environmental risk grows. State and federal forestry officials announced recently that 147 million trees have died in California since 2010. The trees are direct victims of drought and disease and become fuel for the next wildfire season. At ground zero of that ongoing

The PG&E story is playing out against the broader realization that climate change is about to become breathtakingly costly.

State Sen. Bill Dodd (center), D-Napa— pictured during an August meeting of the Wildfire Preparedness and Response Legislative Conference Committee—represents thousands of victims of the 207 wine country fires. PHOTO BY ROBBIE SHORT COURTESY OF CALMATTERS

risk are California’s utilities, which fight increasingly long odds as they struggle to keep equipment from sparking towering infernos while keeping the lights on. For them, too, the market has spoken. Creditrating agencies have downgraded not just PG&E but also Southern California Edison and the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric amid concerns about exposure to fire claims. The situation has offered state lawmakers few easy political solutions. “This pressure comes at a time when the entire energy market is evolving,” Gov. Gavin Newsom noted in his State of the State address. “From roof-top solar and wind generation to smart grid technologies, from community choice aggregators to direct access service, otherwise known as power purchasing agreements, more and more of our electricity now is procured outside of investor-owned utilities. “Regulations and insurance practices created decades ago didn’t anticipate these changes. So we must map out longer-term strategies, not just for the utilities’ future, but for California’s energy future, to ensure that the cost of climate change doesn’t fall on those least able to afford it.” PG&E C O N T I N U E D

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Newsom has assembled a strike team of climate experts and bankruptcy lawyers to deal with the PG&E fallout, and said they’ll be working on a comprehensive strategy.

Victims vs. victims

Even before the bankruptcy, legal experts and lawmakers warned that those who lost loved ones and homes in the recent wildfires might end up being shortchanged. Lawyers representing 2017 and 2018 fire victims understood that a Chapter 11 filing disadvantaged their clients as unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. When a company files for bankruptcy, civil lawsuits get put on hold. This automatic “stay” impairs the negotiating leverage of plaintiffs, who often end up settling for a fraction of what they might have gotten otherwise. Knowing this, fire victims held a last-ditch rally at the Capitol with legal activist Erin Brockovich to demand the state keep PG&E out of bankruptcy. But that was just one example of the complexity posed by bankruptcy law. In another legal surprise, any new wildfire victims could jump ahead of old victims because new claims would have to be filed in

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bankruptcy court, as opposed to state court. Bankruptcy follows different proceedings, which would deem them administrative claims. Rasmussen, the USC professor, said that creates tension between new and old victims. And, he added, bankruptcy proceedings could allow the new victims to be more speedily paid.

Why a PG&E bankruptcy?

Under state law, utilities face strict liability for damages from any fire traced to its equipment, even if they were not negligent. This is known as inverse condemnation. Though the legal doctrine has been around for decades, it has become problematic for utilities as the state experiences longer bouts of drought and hot weather. Seven of the 10 most destructive wildfires in state history have happened in the last five years. At the same time, state regulators have seemingly made it harder to pass liability costs to customers. In 2017, the five-member CPUC blocked San Diego Gas & Electric from passing on $379 million in liability costs on the premise that the utility’s management of its facilities is unreasonable. Though PG&E was exonerated in the 2017 Tubbs Fire in California’s wine country, Cal Fire has linked the company to 17 other major wildfires that year. Investigators have not yet determined whether PG&E equipment sparked the massive Camp Fire, as suspected, but that November catastrophe left 85 people dead. PG&E has estimated its potential liability as high as $30 billion. With the utility still on federal probation for six felonies related to the 2010 San Bruno gas line explosion, it opted not to ask state regulators for permission to pass on costs to its customers. Instead, it filed bankruptcy, saying it was the only viable option. “Why does PG&E love bankruptcy so much? Because customers don’t have a voice,” said Mindy Spatt, a spokeswoman for The Utility Reform Network (TURN), a consumer rights organization. She noted that when PG&E filed bankruptcy in 2001, customers were left paying back

$8 billion. In the current bankruptcy, the San Francisco-based company argued that it was facing a cash flow problem and needed access to financing in order to make its grid safer. When PG&E filed bankruptcy, it listed $51.7 billion in debts and $71.4 billion in assets. “We intend to work together with our customers, employees and other stakeholders to create a more sustainable foundation for the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable service in the years ahead,” PG&E interim CEO John Simon said in a statement. “This is our goal.”

Safety costs, human liability

If U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali, who is assigned to oversee the restructuring, approves a trust to be set up for the wildfire victims, it would let PG&E cap its liabilities up to the point of the January bankruptcy filing. It would be in the company’s favor to lowball the estimated claims. Rasmussen, the law professor, said that’s what happened in the 1980s when claims were grossly underestimated in an asbestos case related to the Johns Manville company. “Originally there was some thought they’d be paid close to 100 cents on the dollar,” Rasmussen said. “As it turns out, asbestos has a long latency. You could have been injured decades ago, and you go to the trust fund, you get paid something like five cents on the dollar.” Bankruptcy, however, may not get PG&E off the hook for muchneeded safety improvements. U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who has declared PG&E in violation of its probation in the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, could order the company to spend $75 billion to $150 billion to thoroughly inspect its electricity grid and extensive vegetation management ahead of the fire season. A PG&E attorney told the judge such an order could take eight years because there aren’t enough trained tree trimmers. The state also is requiring major utilities to submit annual fire prevention plans, which include trimming trees, replacing wood

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Facing a cash flow problem stemming from recent wildfire liabilities, PG&E will reorganize its gas and electric business under Chapter 11. The move, which could take two years, would let the utility continue service for 16 million Californians, but could reduce wildfire victims’ claims.

The state regulator will need to sign off on any potential bankruptcy settlement. That means the commission will shape PG&E as it emerges from bankruptcy, perhaps as a new company, broken up, sold off or turned into municipal agencies. Most important, the commission decides when PG&E can pass liability costs to customers as ever more destructive wildfires arise from climate change.

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State lawmakers can help loosen fire liability laws, but should they? Despite intense lobbying last year, PG&E failed to change strict rules that make utilities responsible for wildfire damage traced to their equipment. Instead, lawmakers carved a path for utilities to spread out some of their massive liabilities to consumers. The Legislature could allow more liabilities to be passed on as bankruptcy proceeds. Under a legal doctrine called “inverse condemnation,” utilities are liable for any wildfire damage traced to their equipment even if they were not negligent. Unless the high court issues a different interpretation or voters approve a constitutional amendment, releasing utilities from this financial responsibility is out of the question.


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poles with metal poles, shutting off power during red flag weather warnings and more. Rasmussen said any decision Judge Alsup makes will be deemed an administrative claim along with potential new wildfire victims. Administrative claims fall behind creditors with collateral but before unsecured claims such as bondholders and tort claims, including existing wildfire victims. “Going forward, PG&E is going to have to pay everyone it deals with,” the law professor said.

‘What was accomplished?’

The state has yet to be tested on whether a new wildfire cost recovery plan will be enough to assure Wall Street lenders that California’s utilities have a viable process for withstanding disasters. Otherwise the state’s major investor-owned utilities will continue to experience credit downgrades that raise the price of all Californians’ electricity. The Legislature made it easier last year for utility companies to absorb the cost of fire damages by borrowing from the state and charging customers to pay back the bonds over many years, a pro-

The 85 lives lost during the Camp Fire are memorialized by decorated crosses near the town limits. PHOTO BY MELISSA DAUGHERTY

cedure called securitization. Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd, whose district includes fireravaged Napa, said lawmakers voted for the plan, Senate Bill 901, not because they wanted to bail out PG&E, but rather to protect wildfire victims and customers. “We were trying to make sure victims don’t get victimized again,” he said. “It was, How do we make sure ratepayers don’t get hammered in this whole process? The only way to do that was to keep PG&E out of junkbond status and keep PG&E out of bankruptcy. And the reality of the cost of doing that was far less than the cost to ratepayers and victims if they did file bankruptcy.” Now, of course, that bankruptcy has occurred anyway—a move that Dodd calls “the ultimate PG&E bailout”—and state policymakers aren’t sure how much it will complicate the state’s new wildfire rules for utilities. If there’s another megawildfire with PG&E at fault, those homeowners with insurance would be paid by their insurance companies. The utility, too, would be able to use its own insurance

to offset some of the costs. PG&E would then ask state regulators at the CPUC for permission to pass on the remaining fraction that they need help paying. Under SB 901, the state can take into account the financial health of the company; a five-member Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery would help regulators decide whether utilities can pass costs onto consumers. The problem, though, is that SB 901 wasn’t enough to keep PG&E from filing bankruptcy. Behind the scenes, suggestions for financial fixes or creating a disaster insurance similar to the state’s earthquake insurance program are being tossed around. But even if California’s utilities truly need help reducing liability, no one in Sacramento wants to be viewed as bailing out PG&E. Spatt, of the consumer advocacy group TURN, said political repairs won’t do unless the company truly prioritizes safety. Half of PG&E’s board of directors is unlikely to return after its May shareholder meeting. “What was accomplished?” she said of last year’s legislative debate. “The company still went bankrupt. No difference was made in safety operations. What a disaster.” Ω

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tions about climate change or the nuclear apocalypse or whatever happens to be threatening humanity’s existence at the by moment. “I might be Howard the last generation of Hardee grandparents,” one line goes. On another, Slug raps, “Like fuck it, you Preview: can sacrifice me to the Atmosphere performs weather/If you promMarch 8, 8 p.m. The Lioness, deM atlaS ise that you’ll let my and DJ Keezy open. songs live forever.” Tickets: $29.50 Slug—real name (ticketweb.com) Sean Daley—has Senator Theatre always embraced 517 Main St. darkness, often lacjmaxproductions.net ing his lyrics with acerbic black humor and sketching downright depressing stories, and he’s no different as a conversationalist. As he said in a recent phone interview, if the end is indeed nigh, he’d prefer preemptive self-annihilation over getting cooked by our own greenhouse gases. “Rather than burning to death or starving, I suggest we just blow the fucker up,” he said. “We just pick a date, celebrate the day before—huge celebration—then we just blow up the fucking world to avoid the hangover. And then nobody has to miss anybody, because that’s really the hard part of death—the 24

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separation. Let’s all just die at once. Then we could at least own it instead of blaming each other ….” Atmosphere’s dark arc began in the early ’90s, when a mutual friend introduced Daley to Anthony Davis, the nowlegendary hip-hop producer who goes by the name of Ant. His blues-tinged beats and Slug’s storytelling ability, plainspoken poeticism and emotional rawness have been Atmosphere’s hallmarks since breakthrough album God Loves Ugly (2002), a landmark work of LimeWire-era rap. The group has released nine studio albums and a mess of EPs, all while touring consistently and founding the hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment in their hometown of Minneapolis. Atmosphere is set to play the Senator Theatre March 8 in support of Mi Vida Local. In terms of subject matter, it’s a personal record in that Slug is rapping about what’s directly in front of him in his neighborhood in Minneapolis, his family life, etc.—but it has big-picture elements, too, because he gets updates on his pocket computer like everyone else. “All that crazy shit that’s going on in the world is going on right in front of me,” he said. “And that makes its way into [Mi Vida Local], but I guess I’m talking about it from my own, insular perspective, which I felt like was kind of important for me to do this time. Far too often, Anthony and I get together

and make music, and that music tends to take itself too serious. This time around, I wanted to make sure that while I was making this serious music, I was also staying grounded in my own personal element.” Having long ago established a cultlike following well beyond Minneapolis, Daley and Davis have become something like underground hip-hop’s elder statesmen. They’ve been making dad rap for the past several years, giving precisely zero shits about clicks on SoundCloud or keeping up with the hottest rapper of the week. Atmosphere is a legacy act now, and Daley knows it. “There was a time when I was in competition with other underground rappers—not in the sense that I had to sell more records than Murs, but more so an artistic competition. Now I don’t feel that way about other people’s music. I don’t compare it to ours. I just get excited for the music. I realized a while ago that we moved out of being the hot new thing and moved into being the fucking Neil Young of indie rap.” That doesn’t mean Daley isn’t rapping with a sense of urgency—quite the opposite. Before his world comes to an end, he wants to get as much done as he can, and he wants it to count. “My purpose isn’t to be validated or loved or to have people shower me with fucking compliments,” he said. “My purpose is to do as much as I can that I am proud of before it’s over.” Ω

countries with five incorporating virtual reality, allowing viewers to step back in time to experience global issues and explore remote areas. Films are curated thematically into screening blocks (most at the Pageant, some at Idea Fab Labs) that are 70-120 min each with 9 screenings over the course of the weekend. See website for more info: earthdayfilmfest.org Thu, 2/28, 6pm. $5-$50. Pageant Theatre, 351 E. Sixth St. pageantchico.com

Music THE IRISH ROVERS: Known as the “international ambassadors of Irish music,” this nine-piece band has been spreading cheer around the world for more than 50 years. Thu, 2/28, 7pm. Red Bluff State Theater, 333 Oak St., Red Bluff.

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Sunday, March 3 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints SEE SUNDAY, MUSIC

NEW MUSIC SYMPOSIUM – TERRY RILEY’S “IN C”: An ensemble of Chico State students and faculty join composer-in-residence Terry Riley to perform his seminal work “In C.” Thu, 2/28, 7:30pm. Free. Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center 134. 898-5152. csuchico.edu

Theater RADIOLAND’S RETURN TO PARADISE: A miracle among the total devastation of the Camp Fire, TOTR remains! Their season kicks off with a special edition of the ever-popular Radioland. Celebrate hopes and dreams of Paradise with this theatrical love letter to the city. Thu, 2/28, 7:30pm. $16-$20. Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. totr.org


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the community will perform individual  choral selections and will be followed by a  combined choir mass performance, including Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus.  Sun, 3/3, 7pm. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day  Saints, 2430 Mariposa Ave.

DARLINGSIDE: Indie folk-pop band from Boston  is known for gorgeous vocal harmonies  and lush instrumentation laced with  book-smart lyrics and a wash of fuzzy nostalgia. Americana songsters River Whyless  open.  Sun, 3/3, 8pm. Sierra Nevada Big  Room, 1075 E. 20th St. sierranevada.com 

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trumpet, Sarah Van Dusen on horn, and  Casson Scowcroft on trombone. Works  by Ewazen, Gershwin and Bach.  Sun, 3/3, 2pm. Free. Zingg Recital Hall, Chico State,  ARTS 279. 898-5152. csuchico.edu 

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Special Events THE EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL: See Thursday.  Fri, 3/1, 6pm. $5 - $50. Pageant Theatre, 351 E.  Sixth St. pageantchico.com 

HATHA HOUSE GRAND OPENING: Grand opening of  new infrared radiant heated yoga and aerial  Studio in downtown Chico. Live music by Lo &  Behold, food by Black Kettle, and 50 percent  off your first month. Tickets are donationbased and there will be a raffle.  Fri, 3/1, 6pm. Hatha House, 707 Wall St.

SPRING FEVER: Former San Francisco Giant  Will Clark appears at dinner and auction  to benefit local baseball programs.  Fri, 3/1, 5pm. Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave.  tstev47095@aol.com.

WOMEN OF WISDOM: Third annual celebration of  the traditions, philosophies and wisdom of  the Native American community in the North  State, with a key focus on women’s experiences. The evening will feature storytelling  and appetizers.  Fri, 3/1, 4pm. Free. Bell  Memorial Union Auditorium, Chico State, 400  W. First St. 898-4774. 

Music NEW MUSIC SYMPOSIUM – IN CONVERSATION: Chico  State welcomes Terry Riley, one of America’s  most innovative composers, and Grammy  Award-winning pianist Gloria Cheng for a  conversation and performance exploring  Riley’s life and work.  Fri, 3/1, 3pm. Free. 

Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Performing Arts  Center 134. 898-5152. 

NEW MUSIC SYMPOSIUM – PIANO DUO: Worldrenowned composer and pianist Terry Riley  and Grammy Award winner Gloria Cheng  together in an all-Riley program of composed and improvised piano works.  Fri, 3/1, 7:30pm. Free. Zingg Recital Hall, Chico State,  ARTS 279. 898-5152. csuchico.edu 

Theater THE LITTLE MERMAID: Oroville YMCA Children’s  Theater presents their debut show, a fun  and sweet adaptation of the Hans Christian  Andersen classic.  Fri, 3/1, 6pm. $10. Birdcage  Theatre, 1740 Bird St., Oroville.

RADIOLAND’S RETURN TO PARADISE: See  Thursday.  Fri, 3/1, 7:30pm. $16-$20. Theatre  on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. totr. org 

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Special Events BLOCK PARTY WITH A PURPOSE: A community  cleanup designed to bring neighbors  together and make a positive difference in  the community and our waterways.  Sat 3/2,

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9am. Next to Thai Express, corner of Nord  and Bidwell avenues. THE EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL:  See Thursday.  Sat 3/2, 2pm. $5-$50. Pageant Theatre, 351 E.  Sixth St. pageantchico.com 

Theater THE LITTLE MERMAID: See Friday.  Sun, 3/3, 1pm. $10. Birdcage Theatre, 1740 Bird St.,  Oroville.

RADIOLAND’S RETURN TO PARADISE: See  Thursday.  Sun, 3/3, 2pm. $16-$20. Theatre on  the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. totr.org 

Music FANFARE SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET: The Chico Guild  and the North State Symphony hold their  annual fundraiser for musician scholarships.  Dinner, music from Holly Taylor and Friends,  and dancing.  Sat, 3/2, 6pm. $85. Butte Creek  Country Club, 175 Estates Drive. northstate  symphony.org 

HOUSE CATS: Get your swing on at brunch, with  a combo of Latin, jazz, blues, rockabilly,  country, and pop tunes.  Sat, 3/2, 11am. La  Salles, 229 Broadway St. lasalleschico.com 

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bass. Known for a fusion of progressive  and traditional jazz with a sizzling stage  performance that has been trailblazing the  festival circuit. Americana troubadours  Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley open.  Tue, 3/5, 7pm. $20. Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 E.  20th St. sierranevada.com 

NSS YOUTH CONCERT ROAD TRIP ACROSS AMERICA: A symphony concert just for  kids! Recommended for grades 2-8, the  symphony will be playing everything from  jazz to folk to blues, reflecting the unique  cultural brew of American music.  Tue, 3/5, 10:30am. $5. Laxson Auditorium, 400 W.  First St. northstatesymphony.org 

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Special Events MUTUAL OF OMAHA’S WILD KINGDOM: A staple of  television, Mutual of Omaha’s  Wild Kingdom  captured the imaginations and spirit of  millions of boomers. Peter Gros shares his  exciting animal world travel experiences  and timeless tales while introducing audiences to exotic animals on stage.  Wed, 3/6, 7:30pm. $15-$36. Laxson Auditorium, 400 W.  First St. 898-6333. csuchico.edu 

Music FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN: Eclectic and  electric bluegrass out of Washington, D.C.,  that will be sure to turn up the heat with a  spicy stew of mandolin, banjo, guitar, and 

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OROVILLE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND: Movie  themes and show tunes.  Sat, 3/2, 7:30pm. $10. Oroville State Theatre, 1489  Myers St., Oroville. orovillestatetheatre.com 

SOUL POSSE MARDI GRAS: Sing along with Soul  Posse & celebrate Mardi Gras while enjoying 

some of Chico’s best pie. No cover.  Sat, 3/2, 6:30pm. Farm Star Pizza, 2359 Esplanade.  farmstarpizza.com 

Theater THE LITTLE MERMAID: See Friday.  Sat, 3/2, 1pm & 6pm. $10. Birdcage Theatre, 1740 Bird St.,  Oroville.

RADIOLAND’S RETURN TO PARADISE: See  Thursday.  Sat, 3/2, 7:30pm. $16-$20. Theatre on  the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. totr.org 

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Music BOGG: Jazz for brunch.  Sun, 3/3, 11am. Tender  Loving Coffee, 365 E. Sixth St.

CHICO INTERFAITH COMMUNITY CHOIR FESTIVAL: Choirs from different faiths in 

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.

MaGICaL MINIMaLISM When a world-renowned composer and pianist like Terry Riley comes to town, it’s a two-day affair. Here to perform “In C,” his signature work composed in 1963 and written for about 35 performers to play, Riley will be participating in three events at Chico State’s New Music Symposium. The festivities begin on Thursday (Feb. 28). with an ensemble of Chico State students and faculty joining Riley to perform his “In C,” followed by Riley and Grammywinning pianist Gloria Cheng “In Conversation” on Friday (March 1), both at Rowland-Taylor Hall. Closing out the symposium, at Zingg Recital Hall Friday evening, will be a special performance by Riley and Cheng in an all-Riley program of composed and improvised piano works that source more than 50 years of work, featuring a new piece composed especially for the duo. Don’t miss this distinguished pioneer of Western classical music. All events are free.

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Shows through March 24 Museum of Northern California Art

Mallets and hammers Symphony shines spotlight on percussion soloists

Art 1078 GALLERY: Keep Chico Weird Art  Show, Join local rabble-rousers and  funky art-makers for a group show  featuring an array of weird art.  Reception on Saturday, March 3,   6-9pm. Through 3/8. 1710 Park Ave.   1078gallery.org

BELL MEMORIAL UNION AUDITORIUM: Meet  Your Maker, collaboration between the  Art History Collective and student artists from the Department of Art & Art  History. Through 3/6. Chico State,   400 W. First St.

BLACKBIRD: Crucial Times Photography  Collective, photo exhibit explores the  manual, physical and chemical process. Featuring the artwork from six  members of the collective, the display  reflects the contents of their latest  book, Volume 2. Through 2/28.   1431 Park Ave.

BUTTE COLLEGE ART GALLERY: Evan  Hobart, ceramics, sculptures, and lots  of cool dinosaurs. Closing reception  Feb. 28 at 4:30pm, with snacks and  entertainment. Through 2/28. Free.   Arts Building, Oroville.

CHICO ART CENTER: Renew, Rebuild,  Reimagine, featuring work by artists  affected by the Camp Fire. In the spirit  of renewal and regenerative ideas, CAC  presents this latest exhibit. Through  3/1. 450 Orange St.

ENLOE CANCER CENTER: Beth Bjorklund, oil  paintings in our Healing Art Gallery by  Northern California artist. The Enloe  Cancer Center, Healing Art Gallery  features artists whose lives have been  touched by cancer. Through 4/19. Free.  265 Cohasset Road., 332-3856.

JACKI HEADLEY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY:   IDEA | MATERIAL | PROCESS, showcases the diverse and innovative art  practices of the Chico State art studio  faculty, including ceramics, painting,  photography, printmaking, performance, and sculpture. Through 3/29.  Chico State, ARTS 121.

MUSEUM OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ART: Dennis Leon I am here, the sculptor’s work has been exhibited at the  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  the Oakland Museum, the Corcoran  Gallery and beyond. Panel discussion on  Sunday, March 10 from 3-5pm. Through  3/24. $5. 900 Esplanade.

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ORLAND ART CENTER: Perfection in Pencil  and Paint, showcasing works by Peter  Piatt, Steve Crane, Sharon Crabill  and Eve Berg-Pugh. Through 3/23. 732  Fourth St., Orland. orlandartcenter.com

Museums BOLT’S ANTIQUE TOOL MUSEUM: Ongoing  exhibit, this fascinating, unique museum  has over 12,000 hand tools on display,  charting cataloging the evolution and  history of tools. Through 6/15. $3. 1650  Broderick St, Oroville.

CHICO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Ongoing  exhibit, featuring tons of cool stuff for  kids to explore including a miniature  city, complete with a junior vet clinic,  dentist, cafe and farmer’s market, a  giant fish tank, multi-sensory room,  imagination playground and much  more. Check the website for hours and  admission information. Through 8/3.  $7-$9. 325 Main St. chicochildrensmuseum.org

CHICO CREEK NATURE CENTER: Living Animal  Museum & Nature Play Room, learn all  about local critters, plants and wildlife.  Through 5/25. $2-$4. 1968 E. Eighth St.  chicorec.com

GATEWAY SCIENCE MUSEUM: From Here  to There, explore the science of how  things move by land, sea and air.  Also on display are The Foothills and  America’s Wolves: From Tragedy to  Inspiration. Through 5/12. $5-$7. 625  Esplanade. csuchico.edu

PATRICK RANCH MUSEUM: Ongoing  exhibit, working farm and museum with  rotating exhibits open every Saturday  and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Through  5/26. 10381 Midway, Durham. patrick  ranchmuseum.org

VALENE L. SMITH MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: Altar States Spirit Worlds  and Transformational Experiences, new  exhibition featuring the works of Peter  Treagan. Through 7/1. Also, Remarkable  Lives, exploring the intertwined worlds  of birds and human, in partnership with  the Altacal Audubon Society and Snow  Goose Festival. Exhibits include bird  songs and behaviors, local photography  and a robotic recreation of the late  Jurassic Archaeopteryx. Through 7/31.  400 W. First St.

Aperformance The North State Symphony’s of Brazilian com-

concerto for marimba? You bet.

poser Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (1986) was one of the highlights of a delightfully diverse concert, Soloistic Sensations, Saturday evening (Feb. 23) in Laxson Auditorium. But, isn’t the marimba a percussion instrument and thus by ill-suited for the Robert Speer concerto form? ro pe r t s pe e r@ Well, the piano new srev i ew. c o m is a percussion instrument, after all, and that hasn’t stopped Review: composers North State Symphony: Masterworks 3, from writing Soloistic Sensations, thousands of Saturday, Feb. 23, piano concertos. Laxson Auditorium. Besides, soloist Eric Whitmer, winner of the 2018 Young Artist Auditions in the high school division, did a wonderful job of coaxing pleasing melodies out of his instrument. He was able to do that because he’s become expert at using the four-mallet grip developed by Leigh Howard Stevens in the 1970s. As can be imagined, it’s not easy for a two-handed person to master a technique that uses four mallets simultaneously, but Whitmer has done it. The Stevens grip allows

him to play fast but softly, lessening the percussive impact of the delivery and emphasizing lyricism in the slow movements. According to the symphony’s program notes (by Theodore Bell), Rosauro has published more than 50 pieces for percussion, of which the Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra is the most widely played. It’s easy to see why that is: The piece alternates between the deliciously soft melodies for which Brazilian popular music is famous and dazzlingly fast percussion tempos that showcase the soloist’s skill. I had never heard the instrument played in this lovely way, and, judging from my fellow audience members’ delighted applause, neither had they. As mentioned above, this concert

featured a diverse set of selections. It opened with Giuseppe Verdi’s “Overture” to his opera Nabucco (1841), a colorful Romantic piece that the orchestra attacked with confidence. It then tackled Sergei Prokofiev’s magnificent Piano Concerto No. 1 (1911), followed by by Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (1847). Rhapsody is of course familiar because of its appropriation by Hollywood for use in cartoons and movies. As Bell notes, it first appeared in a 1929 Mickey Mouse cartoon (“The Opry House”) and subsequently in a wide range of

cartoons (Disney’s Farmyard Symphony, for example) and movies before working its way onto television (Sesame Street in 1979, among others). That highly familiar tune was followed by the refreshingly modern marimba concerto, and that in turn gave way to the evening’s final work, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s extraordinarily rich Capriccio Espagnol (1887). In its Romantic colorfulness, it was a perfect bookend to the Nabucco “Overture” that began the concert. But the evening’s highlight— even more so than the marimba concerto—was the symphony’s brilliant performance of the Prokofiev piano concerto, featuring as soloist Chuang Li, another Young Artist Auditions winner, this time in the college division. I’ve listened to many recordings of this concerto, but Saturday evening I realized that no recorded version fully does it justice. It’s a hugely powerful piece that would be considered bombastic were it not so beautiful and moving. It’s also one that can be performed satisfactorily only by an orchestra and soloist who have the confidence and skill to bring it off. Like the rest of the audience, I was on my feet when it ended, grateful to Li, Music Director Scott Seaton and the rest of the orchestra for creating this transcendent experience. Ω


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this year. The Chico News & Review received more than 100 submissions for the 2019 Keep Chico Weird Art Show. We couldn’t choose them all, but we did wrangle more than 50 works for the exhibit that runs tonight through Sunday (Feb. 28-March 3) at 1078 Gallery. The reception is Saturday (March 2), 6-9 p.m., and it will feature a couple of performance pieces, including a set of light jammage from new psychedelic-funk duo the Rangers and a routine by the Psychochix burlsesque trio. There will be a Best of Show award handed out to the crowd favorite at the reception. Arts DEVO doesn’t want to completely give things away here, but after scoping out all the entries, I thought it would be fun to tease the exhibition with some detail shots from three of the works. Get a super-close look and try and track down the artworks/artists at the show. Let’s get weird!

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is in the process of preparing for the 2019 CAMMIES, and this year we are putting extra emphasis on the second letter in that acronym: Chico Area Music Festival—as in the towns of Paradise, Magalia, Concow, etc., in our area that are/were home to musicians impacted by the Camp Fire. This year’s event is taking place at the Sierra Nevada Big Room, on April 20, and one goal of the event is to provide support and encouragement to those who lost homes, guitars, practice places, performance venues, etc. If you have a musician’s story to share, or know someone who does, please send a note to cnrcammies@gmail.com

SIT WITH DONALD Local singer/ songwriter Donald Beaman has won a couple of CAMMIES awards for his Up close with Keep Chico Weird artworks. songwriting and recordings, and you should probably start getting stoked that the man has a new album called Open Field coming out soon. In anticipation of the release, he’s posted the gorgeous and sweet “Prefer to See You in the Light,” a Velvet Underground-ish slowburner set to a trippy video by Dogu Studios composed of crossblending scenes of the natural world. Check out the video at tinyurl. com/BeamanLight and catch Beaman live this Sunday (March 3), 7 p.m., at 1078 Gallery with Sean “Prefer to See You in the Light” Harrasser and Portland’s Run On Sentence.

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ANTHEM: Local all stars play radio 

rock at the Box.  Fri, 3/1, 9pm. Tackle  Box, 379 E. Park Ave.

FOREVERLAND: Big 14-piece band pays 

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BIG MO TRIO: Free live jazz, folk, and 

blues music with a local favorite.  Thu, 2/28, 6pm. Tender Loving  Coffee, 365 E. Sixth St.

GUSTAF: Psychedelic art punks out  of New York, this female-fronted  quintet is slick, surly and danceable.  Joined by locals Beehive and Black  Magnet.  Thu, 2/28, 7:30pm. 1078  Gallery, 820 Broadway St.   1078gallery.org

LEFTY’S BLUES JAM: All musicians welcome, all levels, come jam with some  of the best blues players in Butte  County. Sign-up starts at 6:30.  Thu, 2/28, 7pm. Tackle Box, 379 E. Park  Ave. tackleboxchico.com

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SHIGEMI MINETAKA & FRIENDS: Tasty  tunes for your dining experience.  Thu, 2/28, 6:30pm. Diamond  Steakhouse, 220 W. Fourth St.

THUMPIN’ THURSDAY ROCK ’N’ BLUES JAM: Hosted by the Loco-Motive  Band plus special guests. All musicians and music enthusiasts  welcome.  Thu, 2/28, 7pm. Free.  Studio Inn Lounge, 2582 Esplanade.,  (408) 449 2179.

WITHIN SIGHT: Metal dudes joined by  Skeletonhead and Gigantes. All  ages!  Thu, 2/28, 7pm. $5. Firehouse  Pizza, 734 Main St, Red Bluff.

tribute to the King of Pop, from the  Jackson 5 era to Invincible.  Fri, 3/1, 9:30pm. $5. Feather Falls Casino &  Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville.

GETTER PRESENTS VISCERAL LIVE: Getter, a popular DJ, producer,  rapper, actor and comedian hailing  from San Jose, has been lauded as  “the unsung hero of underground  bass culture.” He will be performing his critically acclaimed debut  album Visceral in its entirety.  Fri, 3/1, 8pm. $25. El Rey Theater, 230 W.  Second St. elreychico.com

MARDI GRAS SENIOR DANCE: Dance to  all styles of fun music from the fifties to present day hits with Soul  Posse.  Fri, 3/1, 7pm. $8. Southside  Community Resource Center, 2959  Lower Wyandotte Road, Oroville.

OPEN MIC: Tito hosts this regular 

event. Backline available.  Fri, 3/1, 7:30pm. $1. Down Lo, 319 Main St.,  530-513-4707.

OUTLIT DRAG SHOW: Come to The  Maltese for drag, drinks & dancing!  Show will feature new & out-oftown guest drag performers.  Fri,

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3/1, 10pm. $5. The Maltese, 1600  Park Ave. maltesebarchico.com

TONY VEE: Songs from the ’60s to 

today’s hits in the lounge.  Fri, 3/1, 8:30pm. Feather Falls Casino &  Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville. 

Boston quartet Darlingside brings its unique harmony-heavy indie sounds to the Sierra Nevada Big Room on Sunday (March 3) along with Americana veterans River Whyless. Known to use one microphone on stage to weave their voices into one, their tunes are often compared to Simon & Garfunkel and The Byrds. With image-laden lyrics that range from the literary to the political, and lush instrumentation described as “chamber pop,” these tender-hearted dudes will make you close your eyes and sway.

TYLER DEVOLL: Happy hour tunes.  Fri, 3/1, 4pm. La Salles, 229 Broadway  St. lasalleschico.com

TYLER DEVOLL: Singer/songwriter performs.  Fri, 3/1, 7pm. The Exchange,  1975 Montgomery St., Oroville.   theexchangeoroville.com

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DEBAJITO:An acoustic branch off the  larger Latinx-hip-hop collective,  Debajo del Agua mixes various  Latinx musical styles with socially  conscious hip-hop.  Sat, 3/2, 8pm. $7-$12. Tender Loving Coffee,  365 E. Sixth St.

DIRTY REVIVAL AND LO & BEHOLD: Portland-based, seven  piece soul/rock band Dirty Revival  will bring its unique take on the soul  and funk sounds of the ’60s and  ’70s. Chico favorites Lo & Behold  open.  Sat, 3/2, 9pm. Lost On Main,  319 Main St. lostonmainchico.com

KYLE WILLIAMS: Soulful singer 

shares stories and songs.  Sat, 3/2, 7pm. The Exchange, 1975  Montgomery St., Oroville.   theexchangeoroville.com

NOCHE LATINA - GUERRA DE BANDAS: Come shake your booty at a “War  of the Bands” fundraiser for El Dia  del Niño. Banda LA 8Va Maravilla vs  Los Grandes De La Banda vs Banda  La Marinera, with spinning by DJ Lil  50. All ages!!  Sat, 3/2, 8pm. $25-$40.  El Rey Theater, 230 W. Second St.  elreychico.com

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE: Yeah, it’s 

an Eagles tribute act.  Sat, 3/2, 9:30pm. $5. Feather Falls Casino 

& Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville.  featherfallscasino.com

OFF THE RECORD: All your ’80s favorites 

from the King of Pop to GN’R.  Sat, 3/2, 9pm. Tackle Box, 379 E. Park Ave.  tackleboxchico.com

MARCH MUSICAL MADNESS BURLESQUE TAKE 2: Enjoy some of your favorite  musicals with a sexy twist.  Sat, 3/2, 10pm. $7. The Maltese, 1600 

MARDI GRAS: Sing along with Soul 

Park Ave. maltesebarchico.com

Posse and celebrate Mardi Gras 

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THIS WEEK: FIND MORE ENTERTAINMENT AND SPECIAL EVENTS ON PAGE 24 GETTER PRESENTS: VISCERAL LIVE Friday, March 1 El Rey Theater

of Portland’s Fruition. Mon, 3/4, 7:30pm. $1. DownLo, 319 Main St. lostonmainchico.com

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FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN W/ ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY: Eclectic 3/3, 8pm. Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St. sierranevada.com

OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT: Working on a bit? See if it’s a hit or heckleworthy, and enjoy cheap beer specials. Sun, 3/3, 8pm. The Maltese, 1600 Park Ave. maltesebar chico.com

while enjoying some of Chico’s best pie. No cover. Sat, 3/2, 6:30pm. Farm Star Pizza, 2359 Esplanade. farmstarpizza.com

SOUL POSSE: Local five-piece band playing the hits from ’50s to present day. Sat, 3/2, 10pm. La Salles, 229 Broadway St. lasalleschico.com

TONY VEE: See Friday. Sat, 3/2,

8:30pm. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville.

WINTER ’80S PARTY: A dress-up, getdown party featuring music by local ’80s rockers Esplanade. Sat, 3/2, 8pm. Unwined Kitchen & Bar, 980 Mangrove Ave. unwinedchico.com

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BACKWOODS AND BANDANAS TOUR: The Clumzys bring the hits from their new EP to the Box. Also local hiphop favorites Lt.Kali, Goldcvp, B-Lee and Calex. Sun, 3/3, 8pm. $5. Tackle Box, 379 E. Park Ave. tackleboxchico.com

DARLINGSIDE: Often compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, this four-man indie folk-pop band from Boston is known for gorgeous vocal harmonies and lush instrumentation laced with book-smart lyrics and a wash of fuzzy nostalgia. Americana songsters River Whyless open. Sun,

THE SHORT TIMERS IMPROV SHOW: Short-form improv group performs classic games and CLIC originals! BYOB. Sun, 3/3, 7pm. $5. Kingmaker Studios, 561 E Lindo Ave., (408) 509-3981.

YOUR M.O.M. COMEDY: Chico’s best local comedians. Wanna get on stage? Signups between 8-9pm. Sun, 3/3, 9:30pm. Free. The Maltese, 1324 Oakdale St., 343-4914.

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KELLEN ASEBROEK (FRUITION) SOLO SERENADE: Spend the evening with this guitar-strumming soul crooner, also one of the founding members

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and electric bluegrass out of Washington, D.C., that will be sure to turn up the heat with a spicy stew of mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass. Known for a rare fusion of progressive and traditional jazz with a sizzling stage performance that has been trailblazing the festival circuit. Americana troubadours Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley open. Tue, 3/5, 7pm. $20. Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St. sierranevada.com

OPEN MIC: Hosted by veteran Chico singer/songwriter Andan Casamajor. There’s always a guitar to borrow and a house cajón for frisky fingers, so come on down and get on the list. Tue, 3/5, 6pm. Tender Loving Coffee, 365 E. Sixth St.

3 Alverda Drive, Oroville.

OPEN MIC: Mr. Bang hosts this monthly

event. Signups start at 5:30pm. Wed, 3/6, 6pm. Blackbird, 1431 Park Ave.

OPEN MIC: All ages open mic hosted by Mr. Bang. Sign up for a slot 30 minutes before start time and show

your stuff. Wed, 3/6, 6pm. Free. Blackbird, 1431 Park Ave.

TRIVIA NIGHT: Trivial questions

for serious people. Wed, 3/6, 8pm. Woodstock›s Pizza, 166 E. Second St.

LITTLE DEBAJO

“Intimate” and “acoustic” doesn’t have to mean it’s time to pull out your pillow. Emcees Pavlo Kee and Ahuicapatzin of seven-piece instrumental hip-hop band Debajo del Agua are bringing their rare blend of Latin and hip-hop to Tender Loving Coffee on Saturday (March 2). Known as Debajito, this powerful duo unites socially conscious lyrics with the radiant sounds of cumbia, reggae and samba. Peace and justice never sounded so good.

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EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE: The

Zmed Bros. capture the heart and soul of the Everly Bros. in this tribute act. Dinner tickets also available. Wed, 3/6, 6:30pm. $10$40. Feather Falls Casino & Lodge,

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REEL WORLD

FILM SHORTS

Reviewers: Bob Grimm and Juan-Carlos Selznick.

Opening this week Earth Day Film Festival

Three-day fest exploring Earth-minded film and art, March 1-3. Most showings at the Pageant (with a few selections at Idea Fab Labs). Check site for schedule and more info: earthdayfilmfest.org. Pageant Theatre. Not rated.

Greta

The latest from director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) is a horror-mystery about a young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) who gets pulled into the dark orbit of a reclusive widow (Isabelle Huppert). Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated R.

A Madea Family Funeral

Border

Tyler Perry is back for film number 11 in the Madea series, this time the hijinks unfold at family funeral in the backwoods of Georgia. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. PG-13.

Now playing

Waves and streams

Alita: Battle Angel

Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) directs this film adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s Japanese cyberpunk manga series, Gunnm, featuring a cyborg heroine named Alita (Rosa Salazar) who was rendered for the big screen using CGI technologies developed for James Cameron’s Avatar. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.

A flood of new films on the homescreen

Tsome2019,veryto good the point of overflow, with the result that things come streaming in from places he abundant flow of really good movies continues in

other than local theaters—On Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. Four cases in point: Border: This Swedish film is by a stunningly somber hybrid—part Juan-Carlos Selznick folk tale, part low-key horror film, part psycho-social allegory. Eva Melander plays Tina, a brutishlooking customs agent whose exceptional sense of smell gives her special powers as a border guard. She leads a dreary and comfortably routinized life until she encounters Vore (Eero Milonoff), a hulking traveler who looks as though he might be her twin. The slow, smoldering relationship that develops between them crosses borders of gender, species and human identity in ways that prove moving as well as provocative. High Flying Bird is a basketball story; a Steven Soderbergh movie; a slice of 21st century life in business, race and professional sports. There’s very little game action on hand, since the setting is a preseason labor dispute with the tangled dealings of owners, agents, union reps, and high-priced rookies getting all the attention. Nevertheless, Soderbergh keeps this 90-minute drama moving at a fastbreak clip, while getting special help from the rapid-fire dialogue in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s screenplay. André Holland and Melvin Gregg are good as the agent and the star rookie, respectively. Bill Duke, Kyle MacLachlan, Sonja Sohn and Kai Quinto are very fine in key supporting roles. Excerpts of interviews with NBA players Reggie Jackson, Karl-Anthony Towns and

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Donovan Mitchell are interspersed throughout the main action. Galveston is a “country noir,” and a morose sort of road movie that mostly takes place in the vicinity of Galveston, Texas. It’s the English-language directing debut of actress Mélanie Laurent, who makes gloweringly atmospheric use of a zestily pulpy screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective). The tale has an ex-con and low-rent hitman (Ben Foster) shooting his way out of a double-cross, rescuing a not-so-innocent teenager (Elle Fanning) and her 3-year-old daughter, and fleeing the law as well as their criminal tormentors, including a smooth and sleazy gent played by Beau Bridges. Despite all the lurid potential, this is a tough-minded bit of pulp fiction that flourishes in the margins of existentialist parables. The sharp, brusque, Oscar-nominated performances of Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant and the nuanced tough-mindedness of the screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty give Can You Ever Forgive Me? a rough honesty that is sometimes dazzling. McCarthy plays the late Lee Israel, an author of several biographies who turned her talents to literary forgery when her book-writing career fizzled. Her flamboyantly gay friend Jack Hock (Grant) shares her flair for exuberant roguishness, but their respective tattered charms are never allowed to turn this Marielle Heller-directed film into an exercise in feel-good redemption. Ω

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Cold Pursuit

Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland does an American remake of his own 2014 film, In Order of Disappearance. This one stars Liam Neeson as a snowplow driverturned-vengeful vigilante as he hunts down the drug dealers and crime boss responsible for his son’s death. Cinemark 14. Rated R.

Fighting With My Family

A biopic based on the life of English wrestler Paige (played by Florence Pugh), her wrestling family and her journey to the WWE. Also starring Vince Vaughn and The Rock. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.

Glass

The third film in writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy (which includes previous entries Unbreakable and Split) pits a hero with superhuman strength (Bruce Willis) against two “supervillains”— a dangerously unstable man with 24 personalities (James McAvoy) and a genius mass-murderer with brittle bones (Samuel L. Jackson). Cinemark 14. Rated PG-13.

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Green Book

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen start in this feel-good movie about race relations in America that goes light on the grit and heavy on the sentiment. Based on a true story, it starts off with Tony Lip (Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer who gets a gig as a driver and bodyguard for Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a black classical pianist who is touring the Deep South. It’s a road movie, with Tony driving and Don sitting in the back seat. The two use the book of the movie’s title—a guide offering a listing of safe havens for black travelers in segregated Southern states—to find places where Don can find shelter and eat. Things get ugly when Don tries to do such mundane things as buy a suit or eat in a restaurant where he’s been hired to play. Tony steps in

for his boss during these racially charged episodes, and occasionally cracks a few skulls. As his eyes are opened to the realities of life for Dr. Don, Tony learns lessons about loving people no matter the color of their skin and perhaps about how to drop fewer racial slurs before the credits roll. Cinemark 14. Rated R —B.G.

Happy Death Day 2U

The sequel picks up where the 2017 original left off, but this time multiple people are being murdered and reliving the same day over and over as a slasher in a baby-face mask hunts them down. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The third entry in the animated franchise picks up a year after the events in the previous film, with Hiccup the dragon (voice of Jay Baruchel) searching for a dragon utopia. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG.

Isn’t It Romantic

A fantasy-satire starring Rebel Wilson as an unlucky-in-love woman who finds herself stuck in a stereotypical rom-com universe. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Another healthy dose of familyfriendly fun at which both kids and parents should laugh heartily. The Second Part picks up five years after the end of the first movie, and our hero Emmet (Chris Pratt) is happily buying coffee in Apocalypseburg, a devastated LEGO-land of sullen tones and broken dreams where master builder Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) has taken to dramatic narration at all times as things in their world have turned from awesome to bleak. The culprits are aliens called Duplos, invading forces that are at once undeniably adorable and unabashedly destructive. It’s a crazed world where Batman (Will Arnett) gets engaged to Queen Waterva Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish), leader of the Duplo, and Emmett winds up running with a Kurt Russell-type antihero named Rex Dangervest, who is suspiciously like him (and who is also voiced by Pratt). The movie feels a bit repetitive in places, and some of the action is too fast to be fully taken in, but flaws aside, it’s still a lot of fun. There’s a slightly dark underbelly at play here, and it’s fun to see a kid’s flick that doesn’t totally play it safe. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG —B.G.

The Upside

A buddy dramedy about the relationship that develops between a wealthy quadriplegic (Bryan Cranston) and the ex-con (Kevin Hart) hired to take care of him. Cinemark 14. Rated PG-13.

What Men Want

A decades-old Mel Gibson flick gets the gender-flip treatment here, when Taraji P. Henson stars as a sports agent who finally gets a leg up on the boy’s club of her profession when she somehow gains the ability to hear men’s private thoughts. Cinemark 14. Rated R.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Cinemark 14. Rated PG-13 —B.G.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG —B.G.


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ave you ever had a personal “secret”

and you’d be lucky to get a table again? I recently discovered a new Chico spot that I might have kept to myself. But I arrived to this party way too late. Coco’s Ramen just opened in December, but it is already hopelessly popular. Given its reputation for being packed, I’ve showed up before it opened on two different occasions, and both times there was already a line forming outside. The fact that the place is dinky and open only for dinner is part of the reason, but mostly its because the ramen is legit. story and Owner Steve Zou has another photo by Coco’s Ramen on Mission Street in Jason Cassidy San Francisco, and he has opened j aso nc@ his second one in the mini mall that newsrev i ew.c om shares a parking lot with Safeway on Nord Avenue (in the end spot Coco’s Ramen that’s been home to a succession of doughnut shops over the years). 1008 W. Sacramento ave., Ste. 1a The ambiance is exactly what you 965-5541 want in a fun hole-in-the-wall spot. Open 5:30-9:30 p.m. The walls are painted red, bottles (till 10 p.m. on of sake line shelves behind the bar, Fridays and Saturdays) and there isn’t an inch of extra space as diners share tables and counters; servers squeeze by one another holding trays overhead. My ramen barometer on a first visit had to be the tonkotsu, the pork bone-broth standby. Coco’s version is made with a tonkotsu base and pork-and-chicken stock and topped with a choice of meat (chashu pork, braised pork belly or beef), black mushrooms, bamboo shoots, green onions, a sheet of nori and half an egg. For all the ramens, you also choose your spice level (regular, mild, medium, hot or extra hot) and whether you want added garlic, black garlic or no garlic at all. First time in, I went with medium heat, no garlic and braised pork belly on top. It was wonderful. The broth was opaque and meaty, and the noodles were elegant—chewy and silky in the rich broth. My wife had the same order, but with “regular” spicy level, and I have to say that the full porky effect of the slow-cooked broth was much more

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pronounced with the heat out of the way. Most of Coco’s ramens are $11.95 (seafood is $13.95 and veggie $10.95). And while the minimal toppings were the perfect complement for me— especially the earthy black mushrooms and nori—there are extra ones available, including kimchi, fried tofu and corn ($2 each). On another visit, I tried the curry ramen (just “mild” heat added). With a curry base and pork-andchicken stock, plus toppings of meat (pork belly for me again), potatoes, carrot, green onions and half an egg, it was similarly excellent, with a slightly sweet fragrance and the absorbent potatoes and carrots steeped with flavor. Most recently, my wife and I toured the appetizer menu with a to-go order sampling of six items: fried baby squid ($6.50), pork belly yakitori ($4.50), pork gyoza ($5), agedashi tofu (on special for $3), panko shrimp ($6) and pork katsu ($5). All were good, but my two personal faves were the tiny squids skewered, battered and fried without losing the squid flavor; and the meaty pork belly with green onions on a stick. The juicy, garlicky gyoza and the breaded, fried katsu were also nice. Being a new business that’s also constantly busy, it’s understandable that not everything at Coco’s is running perfectly smooth yet. If you prepare yourself for long waits (even on to-go orders), you won’t be disappointed. For my appetizer binge, I made my to-go order, then simply sat and enjoyed an Asahi lager at the bar as I waited and watched the place fill up. Problem solved. Ω

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY For the week oF February 28, 2019 ARIES (March 21-April 19): South Kore-

ans work too hard. Many are on the job for 14 hours a day, six days a week. That’s why a new concept in vacations has emerged there. People take sabbaticals by checking into Prison Inside Me, a facility designed like a jail. For a while, they do without cell phones, internet and important appointments. Freed of normal stresses and stripped of obsessive concerns, they turn inward and recharge their spiritual batteries. I’d love to see you treat yourself to a getaway like this—minus the incarceration theme, of course. You’d benefit from a quiet, spacious, low-pressure escape.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The as-

trology column you’re reading is published in periodicals in four countries: the United States, Canada, Italy and France. In all of these places, women have had a hard time acquiring political power. Neither the U.S. nor Italy has ever had a female head of government. France has had one, Édith Cresson, who served less than a year as prime minister. Canada has had one, Kim Campbell, who was in office for 132 days. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the coming months will be a more favorable time than usual to boost feminine authority and enhance women’s ability to shape our shared reality. And you Tauruses of all genders will be in prime position to foster that outcome. Homework: Meditate on specific ways you could contribute, even if just through your personal interactions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A 19-year-

old guy named Anson Lemmer started a job as a pizza delivery man in Glenwood, Colo. On his second night, he arrived with a hot pizza at a house where an emergency was in progress. A man was lying on the ground in distress. Having been trained in CPR, Lemmer leaped to his rescue and saved his life. I expect that you, too, will perform a heroic act sometime soon, Gemini—maybe not as monumental as Lemmer’s, but nonetheless impressive. And I bet it will have an enduring impact, sending out reverberations that redound to your benefit for quite some time.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Scientist

Michael Dillon was shocked when he learned that some bees can buzz around at lofty altitudes where the oxygen is sparse. He and a colleague even found two of them at 29,525 feet—higher than Mt. Everest. How could the bees fly in such thin air? They “didn’t beat their wings faster,” according to a report in National Geographic, but rather “swung their wings through a wider arc.” I propose that we regard these high-flying marvels as your soul animals for the coming weeks. Metaphorically speaking, you will have the power and ingenuity and adaptability to go higher than you’ve been in a long time.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do you find it a

challenge to commit to an entirely plantbased diet? If so, you might appreciate flexitarianism, which is a less perfectionist approach that focuses on eating vegetables but doesn’t make you feel guilty if you eat a bit of meat now and then. In general, I recommend you experiment with a similar attitude toward pretty much everything in the coming weeks. Be strongminded, idealistic, willful and intent on serving your well-being—but without being a maniacal purist.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you gorge

on sugary treats and soft drinks, you ingest a lot of empty calories. They have a low nutrient density and provide you with a scant amount of minerals, vitamins, protein and other necessities. Since I am committed to helping you treat yourself with utmost respect, I always discourage you from that behavior. But I’m especially hopeful you will avoid it during the next three weeks, both in the literal and metaphorical senses. Please refrain from absorbing barren, vacant stuff into the sacred temple of your mind and body— including images, stories, sounds and ideas, as well as food and drink.

by rob brezsny LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Charles Grey

was the second Earl of Grey, as well as prime minister of England from 1830 to 1834. His time in office produced pivotal changes, including the abolition of slavery, reform of child labor laws and more democracy. But most people today know nothing of those triumphs. Rather, he is immortalized for the Earl Grey tea that he made popular. I suspect that in the coming weeks, one of your fine efforts may also get less attention than a more modest success. But don’t worry about it. Instead, be content with congratulating yourself for your excellent work. I think that’s the key to you ultimately getting proper appreciation for your bigger accomplishment.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): At a young

age, budding Scorpio poet Sylvia Plath came to a tough realization: “I can never read all the books I want,” she wrote in her journal. “I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.” Judging by current astrological omens, I can imagine you saying something like that right now. I bet your longing for total immersion in life’s pleasures is especially intense and a bit frustrated. But I’m pleased to predict that in the next four weeks, you’ll be able to live and feel more shades, tones and variations of experience than you have in a long time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

When Europeans invaded and occupied North America, they displaced many indigenous people from their ancestral lands. There were a few notable exceptions, including five tribes in what’s now Maine and Eastern Canada. They are known as the Wabanaki confederacy: the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Micmac, Maliseet and Abenaki. Although they had to compromise with colonialism, they were never defeated by it. I propose we make them your heroic symbols for the coming weeks. May their resilient determination to remain connected to their roots and origins motivate you to draw ever-fresh power from your own roots and origins.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn javelin thrower Julius Yego won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. How did he get so skilled? Not in the typical way. He gained preliminary proficiency while competing for his high school team, but after graduation, he was too poor to keep developing his mastery. So he turned to YouTube, where he studied videos by great javelin throwers to benefit from their training strategies and techniques. Now that you’re in an intense learning phase of your cycle, Capricorn, I suggest that you, too, be ready to draw on sources that may be unexpected or unusual or alternative.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The

first edition of Action Comics, which launched the story of Superman, cost 10 cents in 1938. Nowadays it’s worth $3 million. I’ll make a bold prediction that you, too, will be worth considerably more on December 31 than you are right now. The increase won’t be as dramatic as that of the Superman comic, but still: I expect a significant boost. And what you do in the next four weeks could have a lot to do with making my prediction come true.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Until the

16th century in much of Europe and the 18th century in Britain, the new year was celebrated in March. That made sense given the fact that the weather was growing noticeably warmer and it was time to plant the crops again. In my astrological opinion, the month of March is still the best time of year for Pisceans to observe your personal new year. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to start fresh in any area of your life. If you formulate a set of New Year’s resolutions, you’re more likely to remain committed to them than if you had made them on January 1.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as COMANCHE CREEK FARMS, HAND IN GARDEN INC at 260 Speedway Avenue Chico, CA 95928. HAND IN GARDEN INC 260 Speedway Avenue Chico, CA 95928. GWENDOLYM M MILLER 260 Speedway Avenue Chico, CA 95928. JAMES GAYL MILLER 260 Speedway Avenue Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: JAMES G. MILLER, PRESIDENT Dated: January 25, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000132 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as BEST CLEANING AND WINDOW SERVICE, BEST WINDOW CLEANING SERVICE at 1711 Mulberry St Chico, CA 95928. LARRY ROBERT LACZKO 1711 Mulberry St Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: LARRY LACZKO Dated: January 22, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000113 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATMENT The following persons are doing business as COMPANIONS ANIMAL HOSPITAL at 2607 Esplanade Chico, CA 95973. VALERIE DYINA CARUSO 1178 Hill View Way Chico, CA 95926. REBECCA MANNINEN 1178 Hill View Way Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: VALERIE CARUSO, PRES Dated: January 28, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000137 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as HATHA HOUSE at 13948 Lindbergh Circle Chico, CA 95973. TATIANA LOONEY 13948 Lindbergh Circle Chico, CA 95973. ZURI OSTERHOLT 725 Alder Street Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by a General Partnership.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME - STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name SCOOTERS CAFE at 11975 Highway 70 Oroville, CA 95965. MICHAEL SCOTT ENGLUND 3819 Grizzly Creek Rd Yankee Hill, CA 95965. This business was conducted by an Individual. Signed: MICHAEL ENGLUND Dated: January 29, 2019 FBN Number: 2016-0001506 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as AN HONEST DEFENSE INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE at 8010 Reservoir Rd Oroville, CA 95966. MARY ANN BARR 8010 Reservoir Rd Oroville, CA 95966. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: MARY ANN BARR Dated: January 24, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000127 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as HAPPY DAY RESTAURANT at 14455 Skyway Magalia, CA 95954. MERRY YANG NO. ONE, INC. 2848 Cactus Ave Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: ZHONGMEI YANG, PRESIDENT Dated: January 17, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000101 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as G TOWN HOT SHOP AND GLASS ART GALLERY at 2280 Ivy St Suite 120 Chico, CA 95928. ANDREW LIBECKI 2280 Ivy St Suite 120 Chico, CA 95928. BRYON SUTHERLAND 2280 Ivy St Suite 120 Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: BRYON SUTHERLAND Dated: January 17, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000104 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

FICTITOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as SCOOTERS CAFE at 11975 Highway 70 Oroville, CA 95965. BONNIE SALMON 4132 Deadwood Rd Oroville, CA 95965. DANIEL RICHARD SALMON 4132 Deadwood Rd Oroville, CA 95965. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. Signed: DAN SALMON Dated; January 29, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000143 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

FICTITOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as BARON TRANSPORT SERVICES at 6346 Baston Lane Paradise, CA 95969. GREGORY ALAN BARON 6346 Baston Lane Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: GREGORY A. BARON Dated: January 30, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000152 Published: February 7,14,21,28,

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FICTITOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as X TECH at 2707 Fay Way Oroville, CA 95966. NENG XIONG 2707 Fay Way Oroville, CA 95966. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: NENG XIONG Dated: January 29, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000145 Published: February 7,14,21,28, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as PINKACHII, PINKACHII.COM at 1125 Sheridan Avenue Apt 67 Chico, CA 95926. FAIRE PAJ HUAB YANG 1125 Sheridan Avenue Apt 67 Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: FAIRE YANG Dated: January 22, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000121 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS ANME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as CHINA MASSAGE at 236 W East Avenue, Suite F Chico, CA 95926. JAMES RANDALL HILLYARD 249 E. Tehama Street Orland, CA 95963. XIUFENG LI 249 E. Tehama Street Orland, CA 95963. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. Signed: JAMES HILLYARD Dated: February 5, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000180 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CRUNCH BOOK at 272 Rio Bravo Court Corning, CA 96021. APRIL MARIE HAMBEK 272 Rio Bravo Court Corning, CA 96021. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: APRIL HAMBEK Dated: January 22, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000119 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as GEODEV SOLUTIONS, GEOSPATIAL DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS at 14023 Pineland Circle Magalia, CA 95954. MATTHEW KYLE BRUSH 14023 Pineland Circle Magalia, CA 95954. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: MATT BRUSH Dated: February 6, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000182 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as BUYVET at

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10 Mione Way Chico, CA 95926. KURT STEVEN LARSEN 10 Mione Way Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: KURT LARSEN Dated: February 1, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000167 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as CHICO USED CARS at 2405 Esplanade Chico, CA 95926. DR AUTO INC 2405 Esplanade Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Signed: ROBERTO J. LUGO, PRESIDENT Dated: February 6, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000183 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as PARADISE STRONG COFFEE HUT at 6840 Skyway Paradise, CA 95969. KIM RENEE REINOLDS 573 Castle Dr Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: KIM REINOLDS Dated: January 4, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000024 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as AGS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES at 1252 Wagstaff Road Paradise, CA 95969. ALPHONSE G SPERSKE 1252 Wagstaff Road Paradise, CA 95969. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ALPHONSE SPERSKE Dated: February 8, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000196 Publsihed: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as FOTOVISION PRODUCTIONS at 2990 Alamo Avenue Chico, CA 95973. PHIL FOTO 2990 Alamo Avenue Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: PHIL FOTO Dated: February 6, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000187 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as DANIEL PATRICK ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, DANIEL PATRICK GRAPHIC DESIGN at 3760 Morrow Ln, Suite E Chico, CA 95928. DANIEL PATRICK ESCUDERO 30 Shari Ln Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: DANIEL P. ESCUDERO Dated: February 11, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000202 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as CERTIFIED FORTRESS at 2952 Esplanade, Suite 150 Chico, CA 95973. KEITH NELSON MITTEN II 3174 Rogue River Drive Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: KEITH MITTEN Dated: February 13, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000210 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as LA FONDA at 330 Main Street Chico, CA 95928. HENRI SPITERI 1308 Kentfield Road Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ENRIQUE SPITERI Dated: February 7, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000191 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as LOOMCHI at 184 E Washington Ave Chico, CA 95926. CHEYENNE KRISTINE NG 184 E Washington Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: CHEYENNE NG Dated: February 13, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000209 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as ROPP PAINTING COMPANY at 4658 Hicks Lane Chico, CA 95973. DAVID C ROPP 4658 Hicks Lane Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: DAVID C. ROPP Dated: February 14, 2019 FBN Number; 2019-0000215 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing busienss as CLARK FAMILY MILLING at 85 Bull Creek Lane Cohasset, CA 95973. KENNETH G CLARK 85 Bull Creek Lane Cohasset, CA 95973. TRENTON G CLARK 1740 Vilas Road Cohasset, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: KENNETH G. CLARK Dated: February 8, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000198 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as VALLEY COUNTERTOPS at 43 Norfield Ave, Suite 2 Chico, CA 95928. JON RUSSELL LAWSON 43 Norfield Ave, Suite 2 Chico, CA 95928. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JON LAWSON Dated: January 16, 2019

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as PURE IN LUCK at 9109 Stanford Lane Durham, CA 95938. MARIAH OSEN 9109 Stanford Lane Durham, CA 95938. MICHAEL OSEN 9109 Stanford Lane Durham, CA 95938. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. Signed: MARIAH OSEN Dated: February 15, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000218 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as AMTC LLC at 711 Waterford Drive Chico, CA 95973. AMTC LLC 711 Waterford Drive Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Signed: CHARLIE POOLER, CEO Dated: February 8, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000197 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as JBR EARTHWORK AND ELECTRIC at 2139 W Sacramento Ave Chico, CA 95973. JUSTIN BROWN 2139 W Sacramento Ave Chico, CA 95973. JOSEPH RANKIN 2139 W Sacramento Ave Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Signed: JUSTIN BROWN Dated: February 19, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000223 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as DOUBLE BARREL SMOKIN BBQ at 2549 White Ave Chico, CA 95973. ROBERT CLIFFORD HENDERSON 2549 White Ave Chico, CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: ROBERT HENDERSON Dated: January 31, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000155 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as HEALING CENTER at 574 Manzanita Ave #4 Chico, CA 95926. JANETTE Y VOTAW 854 Muir Ave Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JANETTE Y VOTAW Dated: February 11, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000205 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

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The following persons have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name FEATHER RIVER ROWING CLUB INC at 930 Garden Drive Oroville, CA 95965. FEATHER RIVER ROWING CLUB INC 930 Garden Dr Oroville, CA 95965. This business was conducted by a Corporation. Signed: ANTHONY CATALANO, BOARD MEMBER Dated: February 4, 2019 FBN Number: 2017-0000922 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

FICTITOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as SIERRA STREET PROPERTIES at 23 Herlax Circle Chico, CA 95926. JEFFREY SCOTT MELLUM 23 Herlax Circle Chico, CA 95926. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: JEFF MELLUM Dated: January 29, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000140 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as COLLEGE CARE CONSULTING at 260 Wild Rose Circle Chico, CA 95973. NATHALIE MARGUERITE THOMAS 260 Wild Rose Circle Chico CA 95973. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: NATHALIE THOMAS Dated: February 19, 2019 FBN Number: 2019-0000220 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner CONNIE ANN RODDEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: CONNIE ANN RODDEN Proposed name: CONNIE ANN MULLEN THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: March 27, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: TBA Room: The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: ROBERT A. GLUSMAN Dated: January 23, 2019 Case Number: 19CV00111 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner JORDAN LANE MONATH and KATIE ELIZABETH ARRIGONI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: JAYDON LANE BRASIER-MONATH Proposed name: JAYDON LANE MONATH THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: April 10, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: TBA Room: The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: ROBERT A. GLUSMAN Dated: February 4, 2019 Case Number: 19CV00413 Published: February 14,21,28, March 7, 2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MARIJANE RHEANN DAVIS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: MARIJANE RHEANN DAVIS Proposed name: MARIJANE RHEANN STAUSS THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: April 10, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: TBA Room: The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: TAMARA L. MOSBARGER Dated: February 4, 2019 Case Number: 19CV00403 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner DEVIN JOSE LANDAVAZO BLANCO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: DEVIN JOSE LANDAVAZO BLANCO Proposed name:

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DEVIN DANNY LANDAVAZO GALOS THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: April 3, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: ROBERT A. GLUSMAN Dated: February 15, 2019 Case Number: 19CV00494 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MICHAEL BENSON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: MICHAEL BENSON Proposed name: BENSON BENSON THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: March 27, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: TBA Room: TBA The address of the court is: Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 Signed: TAMARA L. MOSBARGER Dated: January 16, 2019 Case Number: 18CV03571 Published: February 28, March 7,14,21, 2019

SUMMONS SUMMONS NOTICE TO RESPONDENT ANTHONY BUNCE You are being sued by plaintiff: JANET DONNELLY You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs.

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For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp) at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. The name and address of the court are: Superior Court of California, County of Butte 1775 Concord Avenue Chico, CA 95928 The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: MICHAEL M. ROONEY/ JEFFREY MONSELL 1361 Esplanade Chico, CA 95926-4900 (530) 345-5678 Signed: KIMBERLY FLENER Dated: November 2, 2018 Case Number: 18FL02331 Published: February 21,28, March 7,14, 2019

PETITION NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE VIRGINIA ROSE VANCE To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: VIRGINIA ROSE VANCE a petition for Probate has been filed by: DEBI OLSZEWSKI in the Superior Court of California, County of Butte. The Petition for Probate requests that: DEBI OLSZEWSKI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any 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: March 19, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 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.

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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: SONYA K. FINN The Law Offices of Leverenz & Finn 515 Wall Street Chico, CA 95928. (530) 895-1621 Case Number: 19PR00068 Dated: February 20, 2019 Published: February 28, March 7,14, 2019

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(Part Two)

In part one of this story, we saw Roberto, the in-home caregiver and contractor, race through the Camp Fire in his Suburban SUV the morning of Thursday November 8. He drove to Magalia to save two of his elderly inhome patients. He picked up a disoriented elderly man. “I was mad at God!” he tells us. “How can he take Paradise?” Now back home in Paradise, he bangs on the doors of his unaware neighbors. One man needs to be carried to the car. The man’s wife drives them away. Roberto’s house is on fire. He suddenly has a plan to save his other two pickup trucks. He drives his Suburban a block, and parks it. He runs back and gets into his black Silverado pickup and drives it a block ahead of the Suburban, and parks it. He runs back and gets into his white Silverado pickup and drives it a block ahead of the black Silverado, and parks it. Repeat. He will leap-frog his three vehicles to safety. At each stop he bangs on doors. At Nunneley and Sawmill a market is literally exploding.

He picks up two more disoriented old men. “I ran to as many houses as I could,” said Roberto. “I called to God, ‘If there is a Superman, send him now!’” Safeway is on fire. Another market is blowing up. He helps another disoriented old man into the black Silverado. Roberto gets his one-man caravan to the Performing Arts Center. Firemen are protecting the space. The sky is black. Fire everywhere. Roberto is going to make a run in his Suburban down Clark Road. He asks his passengers to join him. “They all said they would rather stay there in Paradise. Die if they must,” said Roberto. Everyone survived. Roberto made it to Chico at about 3:00. “I think God put some Superman in me,” says Roberto. I have not a mark or scratch.” I asked him if he is still mad at God. “Maybe not as much,” says Roberto.

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The following houses were sold in Butte County by real estate agents or private parties during the week of February 11 - February 15, 2019 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

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SQ. FT.

ADDRESS

TOWN

PRICE

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885 W 12th Ave

Chico

$370,000

3/2

1464

362 E 1st Ave

Chico

$289,000

3/1

1176

556 E 4th St

Chico

$358,500

3/2

1386

1411 Laurel St

Chico

$286,000

2/2

1063 1039

10 Hillary Ln

Chico

$340,000

3/2

1224

2732 Ceres Ave

Chico

$280,000

3/3

1580 La Linda Ln

Chico

$340,000

3/2

1345

555 Vallombrosa Ave #46

Chico

$203,000

2/1

857

2115 Shoshone Ave

Chico

$339,000

3/2

1257

2879 Pennyroyal Dr

Chico

$193,000

1/1

715

3033 Coronado Rd

Chico

$335,000

4/2

1245

1292 Parque Dr

Chico

$132,500

2/1

1049

971 Myrtle Ave

Chico

$330,000

3/2

1642

34 Millet Ln

Oroville

$540,000

3/3

3302

13609 Garner Ln

Chico

$325,000

3/1

1332

3909 Adobe Ln

Oroville

$530,000

3/2

2012

1310 Boucher St

Chico

$319,000

3/2

1056

342 Mission Olive Rd

Oroville

$515,000

2/2

2207

1884 Hooker Oak Ave

Chico

$310,000

4/2

1311

4400 Sandpiper Ln

Paradise

$675,000

3/4

2994

2436 North Ave

Chico

$290,000

3/2

1292

3655 Sunview Dr

Paradise

$555,000

2/3

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