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A Resource Guide for the Ridge PARADISEtMAGALIA DE SABLAtLOVELOCKtNIMSHEWtSTIRLING CITY REBUILDING RESOURCES CONTRACTORS & VENDORS EVENTS & RECREATION COMMUNITY CALENDAR & ACTIVITIES SHOP LOCAL CHAMBER BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

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What should I know before hiring a tree contractor?

A. First check the California State License Board to find out if the contractor has a license in the state of California. Rules vary from state to State.

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Can a Landscape license work for doing tree work?

A. There are variables to this answer. Landscape contractors carry different insurance than tree contractors. Landscape insurance will not cover the contractor or you if they go over twelve feet in a tree. Tree contractor insurance will cover you entirely.

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What do I do if a contractor says they do NOT need a bond, insurance, or workers comp?

A. Anytime a tree or contractor shows up on your property and they have workers, they MUST have workers comp. If the employee is hurt on your property YOU as the owner of the land can be sued and the contractor can sue you as well. We are all mandated in the State of CA to have a bond, and tree liability insurance. The rules apply to everyone.

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Chamber Welcomes new members as Ridge rebuild moves forward

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n 1934, The Paradise Chamber of Commerce was formed by a group of community builders. Within a year, the Chamber sought to include its Upper Ridge neighbors in Magalia, Optimo, DeSabla, Lovelock and Stirling City, and renamed itself The Paradise and Allied Communities Chamber of Commerce. In 1941, the Chamber incorporated for the express purpose of purchasing an Olive Orchard on Pearson Road, in order to construct a Community Center for firefighting equipment, civic services, sheriff deputies and community events. The land was eventually deeded to Paradise’s school and recreation districts.

Then, as now, the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce adapted to meet the needs of its evolving economy. In these pages, you will find documented the partnerships that bind our regional community. In the first days of from the Camp Fire that devastated Paradise and allied communities on November 8, “unprecedented” was a word we heard in terms of devastation. Now it’s a term we use to describe the swiftness of progress in debris removal and initial rebuild. The Paradise Ridge will be rebuilt through the commitment of its residents, regional partners and imported talent providing invaluable thirty-thousand foot perspective. Commitment to the Ridge is evident in the unprecedented attendance of our signature events – Party in the Park and

Johnny Appleseed Days. This staggering support indicates that the folks who want to return home are joined by supporters. PRCoC is now serving more businesses than at any time in recent memory, having welcomed 126 new members since November, 2018. The Paradise Ridge can pay forward its tremendous debt to its partners and investors by acting as laboratory of progress through collaboration and creativity.

Monica Nolan, Executive Director, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce

During the process, The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has received support from various organizations. Among the first to reach out were the United States Chamber of Commerce, and the Pair-O-Dice Chapter of E.Clampus Vitus. As we approach the anniversary of the most destructive wildfire in California history, we recall the doomsday headlines stating that Paradise had been obliterated. While that was never true, the notion persists. To paraphrase a famous Clamper and western wit, Mark Twain: “reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.” Together, we rise.

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The Paradise Rising Resource Guide is published by Directory Sales Management, Inc. for the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Table of Contents Mayor Message.....................................4

Upper Ridge Community Council... 50

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce

Supervisor Message..............................5

Map.................................................... 53

Ridge Workspace Program..................9

PID update................................... 54-55

Town Update.................................... 10

Party in the Park.......................... 56-57

Publishers: Mark Orlando, Kathryn Orlando

November 8 Events Program............ 11

Proposed Hope Memorial................. 58

Camp Fire Zone Captains................ 15

Real Estate update............................ 61

Fire Safe Council............................... 16

Boys & Girls Club.............................. 68

Magalia beautification .................... 18

Paradise on Ice returns..................... 70

NVCF Butte Strong fund................... 22

Johnny Appleseed Days 2019............ 73

Joy Lyn’s new home........................... 29

Churches............................................ 78

Wildfire Assistance Program............ 32

Gold Nugget Museum....................... 88

Ridge schools update........................ 34

Events Calendar................................ 94

Insurance update.............................. 40

Chamber in Action.......................... 100

Town’s low interest loans program.. 44

Chamber Directory......................... 102

6161 Clark Rd., #1, Paradise, CA 95969 Phone: 530-877-9356 www.paradisechamber.com Directory Sales Management, Inc.

(530) 520-3065 Preferredpros@sbcglobal.net Editors: Monica Nolan & Carol Peterson Production/Graphics: Jeri Luce Cover photo credits: Glenn Harrington, Doug Keister, Monica Nolan

The 2019 directory resources are listings, not recommendations and researched to the best of our ability. No admission or deletion of any group, organization business or company should be interpreted by the reader as a position taken for or against that business.

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Pioneers & Progress A message from Mayor Jones

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early a year has now passed, and I am amazed at the progress we have made as a community to literally rise from the ashes! Thankfully, there are very few “ashes” left in our little Town. Cal OES has done an outstanding job with debris removal and is on track to finish by the end of September, with the exception of 66 parcels that the Town will be handling through the abatement process. Rebuilding has started in earnest with almost 200 building permits issued and another 100 in plan check. The Town is on track to issue 500 building permits by the end of the year. We are working hard to open the Building Resource Center in the donated former Bank of America building—dubbed the BRiC. This will provide residents a one-stop resource center for housing and rebuilding. Butte County will also staff building department representatives at the BRiC.

JODY JONES, Mayor, Town of Paradise

This progress is a testament to the pioneer spirit of our very special Town. I am so proud to be a part of a community that works together to help each other and overcomes such enormous obstacles. We are all pioneers in rebuilding our Town pretty much from scratch. We will do it together! Jody Jones Mayor, Town of Paradise

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Corner of Clark Pearson Corner of Clark andand Pearson Look for changes in our schedule and hours, as our community grows

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Update from your County Supervisor

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ecovery efforts continue. As of October 14, in the state program we had 10,870 parcels with debris removed. 8,440 parcels received a final sign-off. 1,692 parcels are in the alternative program, with 1,655 work plans approved. There are approximately 20 non-compliant County parcels DOUG TEETER and 25 non-compliant Butte County Supervisor Town parcels, which have yet to choose a debris removal program. By choosing to participate, in a program parcel owners can avoid a lien on the property for non-compliance.  If you know a property owner who has not enrolled in a debris removal program, please encourage them to make contact with the County. For questions about the state debris removal program (ROE), contact: Right-of-Entry Center 530-552-3155. In the face of housing challenges, the Butte County Board of Supervisors recently passed Resolution No. 19-252, adopting Guidelines for the Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program. Fire survivors should call 530-5387572 (DESS) to inquire about interim RV or trailer spaces for their housing needs while awaiting their rebuild. Spaces may be available at De Sabla or Lime Saddle camps. Survivors currently in non-congregate housing will find support with the Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS). Additionally, The Board of Supervisors passed an Urgency Ordinance regarding temporary log storage yards and issued its first permit in Magalia. They have directed staff to provide funding options and a scope of work regarding the Magalia Community Plan. It will take careful planning to address the current and future needs in our rural areas

The Rebuild Incentive Grant may be applied for when a property owner applies for a building permit with Butte County. The grants are available on a first-applied, firstgranted basis. Grant Programs are offered through funding with: • North Valley Community Foundation: The grant is a reimbursement for 50% of eligible building permit fees up to $3,500.

• Golden State Finance Authority: The grant is a reimbursement of 100% of eligible building permit fees for veterans.

This and other vital information at the Butte County Recovers website. https://buttecountyrecovers.org. Strive On!

Doug Teeter, Butte County Supervisor, District 5 6585 Clark Road, Ste. 200 Paradise 530-762-2186 email: dteeter@buttecounty.net Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am – 5 pm. Due to a varying schedule, please call for appointment requests.

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Thus far, fire survivors have submitted 139 building permits for custom or mobile homes, inside and outside of the burn area. Sixty-five (65) of those permits have been issued. We anticipate this number to climb as properties continue to be certified cleaned.  Please come and visit the Butte County Department of Development Services (DDS) new Building Permit Center at the Paradise Library. Remember to ask Butte County Building Division about grant applications to possibly reduce your rebuilding costs, as follows:

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The CFLTRG helps to rebuild homes and lives

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he Camp Fire Long Term Group (CFLTRG), exists to lead our community toward a healthy and thriving Butte County. The goal of the CFLTRG is to help those without the resources rebuild their homes and their lives. CFLTRG provides spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial resources to those affected by the disaster regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, national origin, age, or religious preference. The CFLTRG is a 501(c)(3) organization providing coordinated management of resources for Camp Fire survivors and is recognized by FEMA, CAL-OES, and local government agencies as the official community hub for resources.

The CFLTRG is comprised of more than 200 organizations including private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups, and faith-based organizations. The CFLTRG is an umbrella organization of existing agencies and individuals supporting those impacted by the disaster. The Disaster Case Management, Housing, Spiritual and Emotional Wellness, and Economic and Workforce committees meet regularly to identify needs and coordinate support.

Most work occurs within the CFLTRG committees, which meet regularly to identify needs and coordinate support.

Support is available through a team of case managers working through the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group. Survivors outside of Butte County are also eligible to receive assistance. Case managers will assist households or individuals to develop a plan and connect them to available resources. For assistance contact Butte-Glenn 211. Inside Butte and Glenn County, dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 89821. Out of area dial toll-free 1-866-916-3566; or fill out an online form (bit.ly/211intake).

Kate Ory Director of Operations Camp Fire Long Term Group kory@campfirelongterm.org www.campfirelongterm.org 1095 Nelson St, Ste 100, Chico, CA 95928

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t has been nearly one year since the day that changed everything for the residents and community of Paradise. Since then, Paradise has been busy! Debris removal began in February, and our first building permit application was received in March. The

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PAOR and PRCoC share private office space with their members and rebuild partners

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he Paradise Association of Realtors (PAOR) and Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce (PRCoC) have partnered in response to the challenge of workspace shortage on the Paradise Ridge due to the impact of the Camp Fire.

The two organizations have long been on a parallel and mutually supportive path to promote the interests of the Paradise Ridge. They now join forces in a single suite of offices at 6161 Clark Road, and invite their members and rebuild partners to share Ridge Workspace: extra office space and small meeting rooms. Lobby space Aubry Pruis, Executive Director, Paradise Association of showcases Ridge real estate, Realtors and Monica Nolan, Executive Director of Paradise Chamber and PAOR members Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 6161 Clark Road. and local events. Aubrey Pruis, Association Executive, Paradise Association of Realtors: “On behalf of our board of directors and members at large, we are excited to be in a new office space with our long-time community partners at the Chamber. Both PAOR and PRCoC are aligned in the goal of combining resources to rebuild our Ridge community and workforce. Under the same roof, we can work together even more closely, and propel our mission forward. Members and rebuild partners needing a place to work for a day or a Above: Jim Slatton of Lake County Contractors is among the rebuild partners using drop-in private office at Ridge Workspace.

Left: Butte College Small Business Development Center offers counselling service at Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce. To schedule, contact Sophie Konuwa, Director, Butte College SBDC, 530-895-9017 konuwaso@butte.edu

conference space for meeting clients and conveying a professional image are welcome. It’s all about being a resource for to our members and partners and acting as a hub of rebuild information.” Monica Nolan, Executive Director, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce: “It’s never been more important to collaborate, conserve resources, and reinvent. On behalf of PRCOC’s directors, members and the business community of the Paradise Ridge, I embrace the opportunity to work closely with our community partners to connect our local businesses with the crucial resources necessary to their recovery. Engaging with PAOR and its parallel mission is a win-win for the Ridge and its workforce.” If you would like to book an office, call 530-877-9356 or email RidgeWorkSpace@gmail.com.

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Town soon to open a one-stop shop, the BRiC, to facilitate the rebuild process

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As of mid-October, the t has been nearly one Town has received year since the day that 404 building permit changed everything applications, has issued for the residents and 269 permits and has community of Paradise. issued nine Certificates of Since then, Paradise has Occupancy, meaning nine been busy! In order to more homes have been support our residents as completed! We are on track they rebuild and return to receive 500 building to Paradise, the Town is permit applications by establishing a Building December 31st, 2019, Resiliency Center (BRiC) at 6295 Skyway (the old which far surpasses our Bank of America Building). original projection of 200 After the fire, the Town The former Bank of America building will be home to the new Building by the end of the year. asked Bank of America if Resiliency Center, a one-stop shop for rebuilding. The next few years are they would be willing to critical as we do the hard work of rebuilding, not only our donate their building, and they said yes! The BRiC will be a homes and businesses, but our community itself. We will one-stop shop for rebuilding, housing the Town’s Building continue to hold as many of our beloved events as we can Department and ample staff to process the large influx including Gold Nugget Days, Party in the Park and Johnny of permits, as well as plan checkers and inspectors. The Appleseed Days. These events are opportunities for our BRC will provide space for housing counselors who will residents to gather and experience a little normalcy as well meet individually with Camp Fire survivors to review their as for visitors to experience the traditions that hold the rebuilding plans and find financial resources to help them Paradise community together, even if our neighborhoods rebuild. In addition county building officials will be on site, are gone. As we move through our recovery process, we available to help those county residents. want the world to know Paradise is still here, Paradise is Debris removal began in February, and our first building rebuilding, and Paradise will again be all that the name permit application was received in March. The debris implies. removal process is nearly complete with structural debris Colette Curtis removal for the state program on track to be completed Senior Management Analyst by the end of the September. Abatement has begun on Town Manager’s Office properties that did not select either the State program or the Town of Paradise Alternative program, so there will be no debris remaining 530.872.6291 ext 112 once the process ccurtis@townofparadise.com is complete.

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Camp Fire Commemoration Events For full event information, visit paradisechamber.com November 3: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Paradise Symphony Orchestra Presents “Our New World” Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road, Paradise

November 4: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Film: Inside the Megafire Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

November 5: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Town of Paradise Community Meeting Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

November 7-24: 7:30–10:00 p.m.

Theatre On the Ridge presents “Bright Star” Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road, Paradise

November 7 thru January 20

Opening time 12 p.m. Paradise on Ice Season Opening Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway, Paradise

November 7: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Comin’ On Strong Magalia Pines Baptist Church and Recovery Center, 14098 Skyway, Magalia

November 8: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Camp Fire Memorial Magalia Community Church, 13700 Old Skyway, Old Magalia

November 8: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Phoenix Key Project Tribute Reveal 6295 Skyway, Paradise

November 8: 11:08 – 12:08 p.m. 85 seconds of United Silence All of Butte County

November 8: 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

November 9: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Adventist Health Remembrance Worship Service Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road, Paradise

November 9: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Adventist Health Feather River Camp Fire Remembrance Camp Fire Remembrance Event Chico City Plaza. 132 W. 4th St., Chico Adventist Health November 8: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Feather River Hospital Campus, Paradise Commemoration 5974 Pentz Road, Paradise Ceremony Paradise Alliance Church, November 9: 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. 6491 Clark Road, Paradise The Ridge Lives On: November 8: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Remembrance & Celebration Fair Pine Ridge School, Paradise Parade of Flags 13835 W. Park Drive, Magalia to Honor Camp Fire Fallen 6295 Skyway, Paradise

November 8: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

November 9: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Town of Paradise Building Resource We Stand Together Paradise Alliance Church, Center Grand Opening 6491 Clark Road, Paradise 6295 Skyway, Paradise

November 8: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Ground Breaking: Hope Plaza 6148 Skyway, Paradise

November 8: 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. Community Meal World Central Kitchen Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

November 8: 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Camp Fire Art Display Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

November 10: 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Camp Fire Art Display Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road, Paradise

November 10: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Joy Will Find a Way: Experience Butte County’s Resilience Through the Arts Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road, Paradise

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From Paradise to Concow to Stirling City, Camp Fire Zone Captains represent their neighborhoods, based on evacuation zones.

Camp Fire Zone Captains connect community

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he Camp Fire Zone Captains are neighborhood coordinators working to strengthen community bonds and streamline the rebuild process by

• Disseminating accurate information to the community • Organizing community activities

• Preserving social continuity by volunteering at events and community—enhancing activities • Advocating for residents – providing a collaborative, collective voice

• Organizing neighborhood rebuild projects to save time and funds • Enhancing community image and encouraging social and capital investment through positive presence and outreach

The Camp Fire Zone Project has been primarily focused on the future growth and rehabilitation of our community. We are 48 captains strong, with an outreach of over 7,000 people located with-

in the Camp Fire burn scar. To date we have assisted over 1,000 survivors with everything from home repair to tree removal, coordinated tree efforts with both Cal OES and Team Rubicon, and organized cost sharing in all 32 zones. We have held more than ten zone parties, assisted with open houses, held monthly community dinners, hosted meet and greets, staffed the Kids’ Zone at Party in the Park, organized a town clean-up day, assisted with the Home Builders Resource Expo and so much more! In addition, we have coordinated efforts with every major group in our area (Cal OES, FEMA, County, Town, District Supervisors, Sheriff, etc.) and we continue to push forward efforts daily. Events and happenings are occurring monthly in all zones.  The Camp Fire Zone Captains provide collective advocacy; sound, informed advice, and act as community champions to further our shared vision for the future of the Paradise Ridge.

For more information, visit campfirezoneproject.com/ Jenna Murray, Executive Director Camp Fire Zone Project

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BCFSC is working with Town and County on hazardous tree removal

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he Butte County Fire Safe Council (BCFSC) is active in Camp Fire recovery. We are coordinating with the Town of Paradise and Butte County to orchestrate hazardous tree removal within 10,226 acres of the Camp Fire footprint, where an estimated 386,000 hazardous trees are subject to removal. In addition to immediate needs, the BCFSC has numerous fuels reduction projects planned and underway throughout the region.

review is underway on Chico State University’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, where we’re designing a Forest Health Management Plan for 7,939 acres of the property.

In addition to current project implementation and planning, the BCFSC is actively working with the Butte County Resource Conservation District, the U.S. Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection in order to strategize long-term goals for appropriate landscape planning within the Camp Fire footprint and beyond.

Forest health and fuels reduction projects are taking place in Paradise and Magalia as well as Forbestown, Berry Creek, and Forest Ranch. Plans are in progress for similar work Dan Keck, a faller for Warner Enterprises, works to be conducted in Cohasset. on hazardous tree removal on Matell Road in the In addition, environmental Town of Paradise.

Our regular programs remain in effect, and we’ve recently added the Fuels Reduction Assistance Program to our services:

• The Fuels Reduction Assistance Program (FRAP) is a volunteer-led effort to conduct fuels reduction and defensible space projects on residential lots within the Town of Paradise. FRAP is a partnership between the VROC, the Paradise Alliance Church, and designated Zone Captains.

• The BCFSC Chipper Program, now in its 14th year, provides Butte County residents with free roadside removal of woody debris (limbs, brush, trees) leftover from residential defensible space work. • The Fire Safety Home Visit Program offers free lot inspections to assist with private property defensible space recommendations.

• Residents’ Assistance Program provides help for those who are physically and financially unable to create defensible space on their properties. • Community Wildfire Protection Planning, undertakes education, forest health, and fuels reduction projects.

Please stop by the BCFSC office any time during business hours to inquire about any of our programs and pick up our most recent defensible space and forest restoration literature, including the Fire Guide (California Native Plant Society); find out more at buttefiresafe.net. Burnt trees and excess forest fuels are made into energy. Material is ground directly into a tractor trailer and hauled to Wheelabrator’s biomass-to-energy facility in Anderson, CA, where the material is used to create electricity.

The Paradise Ridge Fire Safe Council has four workshops planned over the next year, covering tree health and safety, fire behavior, Firewise USA community planning, defensible space, and home hardening strategies.

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Rebuild Paradise Foundation: a grassroots movement of Camp Fire survivors

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the projects we are tackling he Rebuild Paradise may never have a public face, Foundation, incubated but benefit the long term through the North Valley rebuild of our area. Community Foundation, is a grassroots movement of Camp The Rebuild Paradise Fire survivors and community Foundation is proud to leaders from the public and partner with other nonprivate sectors who are profits, industry professionals, dedicated to serving the longcorporate donors, private term needs of Butte County’s donors and government disaster affected residents, agencies to accomplish our businesses and workforce. Rebuild Paradise jumped in to help clean up the Ridge Boys & mission.  Founded in January of 2019, Girls Club grounds and building, preparing for the first day Stay strong and know we have established this of school,  Mark Adams of NorthStar Engineering, organizer. that our team is working non-profit foundation to L to R: Chuck Rough, Kyla Awalt, Tyler Brooks, Charles Brooks, hard to see this place we provide access to resources Liam Brooks; Jenn Brooks and Roxanne Spiekerman. all love come back!  To that help lower barriers for learn more or just to say hi, please visit those repopulating the disaster areas.  Going forward, you www.rebuildparadise.org   may be aware of or benefit from the work we are taking  Charles Brooks, on for our community.  That work partially includes access Executive Director - Rebuild Paradise Foundation to free residential floor plans, grants to assist qualifying a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, EIN 834200562 households in their rebuild, insurance availability, support (530) 864-0825 for community building and much more.  In fact, several of

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Magalia Beautification Association and CalFire to replace Welcome to Magalia sign

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wenty-two years ago, a small group of Magalia residents decided to improve the area around the Post Office with a garden. There was immediate positive response from the community merchants requesting help with their properties, and so, in 1997, the Magalia Beautification Association (MBA) was formed.

and have relocated out of the area. We have been fortunate to have several new members join our group; they, like the rest of us, know how important our work is to help the healing process for the community. It was wonderful to see all those daffodils blooming in the spring and we will be planting more this fall. Come lend a hand or help with the flag displays!

One of our projects, the Our meetings are the 2nd “Welcome to Magalia” sign was Wednesday of the month at damaged in the fire. We were 12:30, Cal Fire Volunteer Fire approached by Cal Fire, shortly Station #31, 15264 Skyway after the fire, asking if their Magalia Beautification Association placed flags for (across from DeSabla Guild Inmate Camp sign crew could Memorial Day. Hall). Visitors are welcome to make another sign for us. We gladly accepted, and the new sign should be installed soon. join us and help make and keep Magalia beautiful. For more A temporary sign was in place, by Christmas 2018, thanks information, see our Facebook page. to Swede Hanski, owner of Swede’s Small Emgine Repair. Judy Winder, President Our small group, like so many, was greatly impacted by the The Magalia Beautification Association (MBA) Camp Fire. Many of our active members lost their homes

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he aftermath of November 8, 2018 has led to adaptation, change and acceptance. We lost all of our equipment, facilities, all the tools to get fruit from our trees. The only logical answer was to invite everyone to pick apples themselves.  And oh yes, we had written plans for a new cold storage 20 days after the fire. Still waiting to get started.....tall dead trees are in the way. Apples are ripening, wonderful friends are coming in droves, bringing their friends, neighbors and relatives. Who would have believed that this year we would have bumper crops from almost all the varieties of apples we grow! Trees are breaking - there is so much fruit. So, this season at Noble Orchards we are operating as a u-pick.

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e are happy to report our building survived the fire and after some clean up the historic Lodge re-opened on September 1st. Our facilities are available for lease or rent and can be utilized for many different events such as weddings, meetings, receptions, or food preparation in a commercial kitchen. Space is available for a single, weekly or monthly use; there is one long term office rental available. WiFi, projection screens, and a projector are available. The facility is offered 24/7 and may be rented for all or part of a day. In the interest of service to the community, prices are very reasonable. For information call 916 202-6942.

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NVCF Butte Strong Fund is in it for the long haul

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he North Valley Community Foundation’s (NVCF) Butte Strong Fund has committed an additional $1 million for cash assistance to Camp Fire survivors, $500,000 to keep tree removals on track, a grant that will help restore ambulance service to Paradise and money to fund two recovery centers in Magalia.

The Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley received $70,000 in three grants to bolster programs for families affected by the Camp Fire. The grants were used for child care, gift cards for families, a case manager to connect with families, and to expand hours and services.

With the latest grants, the NVCF has granted $21 million for community recovery via the Butte Strong Fund, Camp Fire Relief Fund and donor-designated funds. Of that, so far, more than $5.7 million is in cash assistance from the NVCF. Including the latest Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley $1 million that the Butte Strong Fund committee added to the account to be distributed by partner organizations working through Butte 2-1-1 and a however, will allow the Fire Safe Council to continue to get centralized case management system. The NVCF funded as many trees as possible removed before the rainy season. caseworker positions because there weren’t enough government funded positions to address the need. Though A $49,000 grant to Adventist Health Feather River will there’s still a waiting list for new requesters to be connected help pay for ambulance service to return to Paradise. to a case manager, more funds are being donated – about The Butte EMS ambulance station in Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire. The subsidy, augmented by the Feather $200,000 a week. River Health Foundation, will re-establish a base station “Our financial assistance program is a vital part of our in Paradise, enable 24/7 ambulance service and reduce recovery work,” said Jovanni Tricerri, NVCF director ambulance response time to pre-fire levels. of response and recovery. “The Butte Strong Fund is committed to continue providing financial assistance to A $50,000 grant to the Magalia Community Church will Camp Fire survivors as part of our overall efforts for long- keep its Resource and Recovery Center in operation. It term recovery. Thankfully the more robust system that we assists hundreds of Camp Fire survivors each day. A $22,900 helped fund is getting that help more quickly now to those grant will allow the Magalia Pines Recovery Center, run by the Magalia Pines Baptist Church, to upgrade its temporary who need it.” facility. A $5,671 grant will allow the Yankee Hill Historical The Butte Strong Fund also committed $500,000 to the Society to rent toilets and handwashing stations at the Butte County Fire Safe Council to keep tree removal restored Messilla Valley Schoolhouse. The facility receives projects moving. The Town of Paradise and Butte County significant use because it’s the only community meeting are hopeful that FEMA will pay for the costs of removing space in Concow. dead and dying trees from the burned area. The grant, The Butte Strong Fund provides funding for eligible organizations or local government entities that are A grant for $11,432 directly serving people affected by the Camp Fire. allowed the Chico Area Individual assistance is handled through those Interfaith Council to organizations. To apply for Butte Strong Fund grants host a Celebration of visit ButteStrongFund.org to determine eligibility. Life service honoring the victims of the The Butte Strong Fund is still receiving donations. Camp Fire. More than They can be sent to Butte Strong Fund, 240 Main St., 800 people attended Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928. the event at the David Little Paradise Performing Director of Communications Arts Center three North Valley Community Foundation. months after the fire. 530 891-1150, ext. 30. Photo by Amanda Hovik, Paradise Post

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Eye Emergencies - Use Protective Eyewear!

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o you use protective eyewear during construction work, repair projects around the home or when playing sports? If you don’t, you should. Occasionally, a solid object or projectile can adhere to the eye or embed itself below the surface of the eye. These foreign bodies in the eye can be small specks of dirt or eyelashes, or larger objects such as cinders, rust or glass. The most common type of eye injury is a corneal abrasion — a scratch in the cornea, the transparent layer that lies over your pupil (the center of your eye) and iris (the colored part). Symptoms can include itching, irritation or redness of the eye. If you have a corneal abrasion, you may have eye pain, light sensitivity and blurry vision. Some foreign objects can be removed easily and do not damage the eye. Others are more difficult to remove and can injure the eye. Never rub your eye to try to get the object out because this can create a corneal abrasion or deeper injury. If the object cannot be removed easily or if it is embedded in the eye, cover the eye with gauze and see a doctor immediately.

For small objects you also can try rinsing your eye with clean water. Sometimes your lashes will lift the object out if you pull your upper eyelid over your lower one. If neither of these methods removes the object, try getting someone to help you rinse it out. If you cannot remove the object, bandage your eye loosely and see a doctor. Your treatment at the doctor’s office depends on what the object is, where it is and whether it has damaged your eye. If you have a corneal abrasion, your doctor may give you antibiotics (eye drops or ointment) to prevent infection. A puncture wound in the eye is a medical emergency. If you have a foreign object that may be embedded beneath the eye surface, see a physician immediately. You should still see a doctor even if you think the object is removed but still have pain, irritation or blurred vision.

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Adventist Health and Butte Strong Fund soon to restore ambulance service to Paradise New Emergency Medical Service (EMS) base station in Paradise Thanks to the generosity of North Valley Community Foundation through the Butte Strong Fund, Feather River Health Foundation and Adventist Health, we have secured the funding to re-establish a Butte County EMS base station in Paradise. We expect the EMS station to be fully operational very soon.

State Bill 156/Emergency Care Services in Paradise update

Assemblyman Gallagher and Senator Nielsen put forth SB 156, a bill that will provide a special permit to enable Adventist Health to explore the option of providing emergency care services in Paradise. The bill was recently passed by the House, the Senate and has now been signed by the Governor.

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Primary and Specialty Services in Paradise Services include primary care, behavioral health, gastroenterology, GYN, pain management, pediatrics, dental care, laboratory services, medical imaging services and a full-service pharmacy. Walk-In Clinic in Paradise Need a doctor, but you don’t have an appointment? No problem. We now welcome patients without an appointment Monday – Friday from 9 – 5 p.m. Our Walk-In clinic is located at 5125 Skyway Road. Primary and Specialty Services in Chico Services include primary care, oncology, home health, hospice and palliative care, physical therapy, nephrology, laboratory services and medical imaging. Primary and Specialty Services in Corning Services include behavioral health, dental, diabetes education, family medicine, nephrology, podiatry, specialty care, laboratory services and medical imaging. Home Health in Butte County Home Health provides services in patient’s homes throughout all of Butte County.

Adventist Health and Enloe Medical Center Joint Planning Adventist Health and Enloe Medical Center have been working together over the past several months to plan and develop lasting solutions that focus on access to health care and community prevention and wellness initiatives throughout Butte County and the surrounding area. State Bill 156/Emergency Care Services in Paradise Assemblyman Gallagher and Senator Nielsen put forth SB 156, a bill that will provide a special permit to enable Adventist Health to explore the option of possibly providing emergency care services in Paradise. The bill was recently passed by the House and the Senate. Now it will go to the Governor for final signature. New Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Base Station in Paradise Thanks to the generosity of North Valley Community Foundation through the Butte Strong Fund, Feather River Health Foundation and Adventist Health, we have secured the funding to re-establish a Butte County EMS base station in Paradise. We expect the EMS station to be fully operational soon.

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Gallagher’s top priorities continue to be housing and insurance

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ith the 2019 legislative session coming to a close, there has been great progress at the state level securing the necessary resources for rebuilding Paradise and neighboring communities. The 2019-2020 State Budget contains several requests Senator Nielsen and I proposed, including JAMES GALLAGHER $2 million to support Assemblymember, District 3 Butte County fire stations and $10 million to aid in Camp Fire . A good portion of this funding will support the operations of the Paradise Irrigation District as they restore the Town’s drinking water system. The budget also includes $800,000 to kick start Paradise’s construction of a sewer system for the Town’s business district. Also included in a budget bill this year is backfill funding

for schools impacted by the Camp Fire. The original draft of the budget bill only allowed charter schools to receive funding if their average daily attendance numbers were at least 50% of their pre-fire numbers. By working with the legislative budget committees and Governor Newsom, I was able to successfully push for amendments to insure charter schools, regardless of attendance numbers, will also receive at least three years of financial support. This funding will ensure all schools impacted by the Camp Fire can continue to provide high quality education to students. It will also play a vital role in the economic of Paradise. Without it, impacted school districts could have lost anywhere between $3.9 and $11.8 million in the 2019-20 school year and between $12.2 and $36.5 million in the 2020-21 school year. Additionally, my legislation to streamline much needed housing projects in the region, AB 430, passed out of the Legislature with near unanimous support and is now on the Governor’s desk. I am thankful for the bipartisan support and recognition from my legislative colleagues that the extraordinary circumstances of the

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LaMalfa continues to work to secure additional federal funding to help the Ridge recover

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s we approach one year since the Camp Fire broke out in Butte County and leveled Paradise and the neighboring Ridge communities, much has already been accomplished on the road to , but there’s still more work to be done.  

The Camp Fire was a uniquely destructive disaster. Not only were many people’s lives DOUG LAMALFA impacted by California’s Congressman 1st District deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, but an entire community was nearly wiped out. That creates a unique set of challenges that aren’t typical of

the majority of the incidents that FEMA responds to.  

To get to where we are has taken a collective effort from all levels of government, as well as local partners and everyday citizens. Additionally, I’m leveraging every possible component of the federal government to help our community get back on its feet.   One problem we’ve faced is removal of burnt trees that are left standing. According to FEMA guidelines, they’re not considered debris, since they’re still standing, and are therefore not removed as part of their debris removal process. The problem is, they can still be very dangerous to the public. That’s why I’ve sent a letter to FEMA urging them to reclassify burnt trees that are in danger of falling on public rights-of-way as debris.  I’m working with the House Appropriations Committee to secure additional federal funding to help the Town

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GALLAGHER continued from page 26

Camp Fire require immediate action to help provide housing for fire victims and others impacted by this disaster.

As we continue to work through this legislative session, Paradise residents can be assured that their needs will be kept in mind. Housing and insurance affordability continue to be top priorities of mine. Some insurance reforms have been passed through the Legislature, but more needs to be done. I am actively working with my colleagues and industry experts to explore solutions to these and other issues affecting Camp Fire victims. Anyone with related concerns is encouraged to contact my Chico District Office. My staff is here to help you navigate through any issues you may be having and point you in the right direction. James Gallagher Assemblymember, District 3 2060 Tolbert Dr. Ste 110 Chico, CA 95928 530 895-4217. Assemblymember. gallagher@assembly.ca.gov

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recover. I’ve asked the committee to extend the amount of time for wildfire victims to receive disaster unemployment benefits, as many people are still displaced from their homes and will be unable to return to work for the foreseeable future.   Given the extreme costs of rebuilding an entire town and taking care of everyone affected by it, I’m also asking the Appropriations Committee to increase the federal government’s share of disaster costs, to repair the roads and infrastructure that have been damaged by the evacuation and continued wear from heavy duty debris removal vehicles.  

This remains a constant balancing act among federal, state, and local entities, and  I can confidently say we’re all doing our part. I’m currently working on new legislation that will increase

funding for the U.S. Forest Service and help improve our ability to manage our forests and make them more resilient to future  wildfires – decreasing the likelihood of another disaster of this magnitude happening.  

The process for a disaster of this significance is lengthy, but I’m encouraged by the collaboration we’ve witnessed locally in our communities, at the state level, and at the federal level in Congress and with the Trump Administration. We’re making steady progress, and I hope to have even more to update you on in the coming months.   Doug LaMalfa Congressman, 1st District  120 Independence Circle.  Ste. B. Chico, CA 95973  530 343-1000

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Joy Lyn’s Candies celebrates 50 years in new Paradise location

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Candies’ classic pink. New chocolate manufacturing equipment and packaging has been ordered. Secondgeneration owners Glenn and Jody are hoping to start candy making again, beginning with Joy Lyn’s famous Beer Brittle and Hop Salt Stout Caramels in time for Christmas and to celebrate 50 years of making candies in Paradise.

oy Lyn’s Candies hopes to celebrate its 50th anniversary making heavenly candies in Paradise this year. The chocolate shop, a local tradition since 1969, is famous for its awardwinning candies. Joy Lyn’s iconic pink building burned in the devastating fire of November 8, 2018. Maintaining ownership of the building, long-time owners Pam and Bill Hartley sold the business entity to their son, Glenn and his wife, Jody three weeks before the fire.

Top: Jody & Glenn Hartley, new owners of Joy Lyn’s Candies, toast to a new beginning with former owners, Pam & Bill Hartley. Left: New site of Joy Lyn’s. 220 Pearson Road, corner of Pearson and Black Olive.

In the spirit of returning to Paradise, Pam and Bill purchased a small building at 220 Pearson Road and began the extensive renovations required to convert the structure to a confectionery manufacturing plant and retail store. New ADA sidewalks are underway and the shop has recently been painted Joy Lyn’s

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PG&E Rebuilding Progresses, Wildfire Assistance Program Deadline is Nov. 15  

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G&E is committed to working with the community as it rebuilds in the Camp Fire area and has established the Butte County Rebuild Team to manage the company’s rebuild effort. PG&E is closely collaborating with the Town of Paradise and County of Butte and other utilities to engage in a coordinated rebuild effort. PG&E announced in May it would underground 199 miles of electric distribution lines in the Town of Paradise and it is on track to completing 23 miles of construction this year. PG&E has received more than 1,600 applications for temporary and permanent power to date.

Apply Early for Temporary Power

PG&E reminds those who are rebuilding after wildfires to begin early the process to start temporary electric service to help them rebuild. Before PG&E can provide temporary power, the customer must have a temporary power permit from the town or county and submit an application to PG&E. Applying with PG&E can be done two ways: online at www.pge.com\cco or by calling 1-877-743-7782. Visit the town or county’s website for information on how to apply for a temporary power permit.

PG&E is waiving its fees to connect and disconnect temporary power for those impacted by a qualifying wildfire or disaster. The easy-to-follow “How to Obtain Temporary Power” video can be found at www.pge.com/ campfire.

Wildfire Assistance Program Payments from the Wildfire Assistance Program (WAP) funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company are being delivered to people displaced by the 2017 Northern California wildfires and 2018 Camp fire. The $105 million fund, approved by the judge in PG&E’s Chapter 11 cases, is intended to help those who are either uninsured or need assistance with alternative living expenses or other urgent needs. An independent third-party administrator is overseeing disbursement of funds. The deadline to file a claim is November 15, 2019. More information including the claim form is available at https:// www.norcalwildfireassistanceprogram.com/.

Applicants can request support for “Basic Unmet Needs,” which will provide each qualifying household with $5,000 for needs such as water, food, prescriptions, medical supplies and equipment, infant formula and diapers, personal hygiene items, and transportation fuels beyond what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) covered in the days immediately following the declared disasters. Those who receive basic payments may also qualify for a “Supplemental Unmet Needs” payment. These funds will be available, however, only after all basic payments have been issued. The administrator has been empowered to approve supplemental payments for households which currently face extreme or extraordinary circumstances.

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51% of students returned to Ridge schools in spite of formidable roadblocks

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s the new school year progresses, every level of Paradise Unified students are showing they are strong, resilient and thriving. The dedication of staff members and connection to families has helped our schools to rebound.

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At Paradise Ridge Elementary School, classroom teachers are incorporating science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and visual and performing arts opportunities. The Royal King Dance Academy teaches specific dance and movement skills. Additionally, the campus is partnering with Mindful Littles to help students learn self-care and mindfulness habits.

Seventh and eighth graders are enjoying their status as Bobcats in the Nearly 6,000 students, community members, past and present attended the first PHS football new program located on the Paradise game at Om Wraith field. High School campus. Students may choose from a wide variety of enrollment compared to this time last year and an 88% electives, including woodshop, physical science machines, attendance rate for returning and new students. Zero period leadership, game-o-rama, drama, Spanish, band, chorus and Art and Music Therapy sessions have been well attended. introduction to agriculture. After school, many students Cedarwood Elementary has maintained pre-fire have joined the volleyball team. The newly structured enrollment, currently at 271. Mark Abbay has returned Paradise Junior and Senior High School welcomed 230 as Principal, and many new teachers and classified staff students to its junior high program this fall. from Ponderosa, Paradise Elementary School, Pine Ridge The Paradise High School enrollment news continued to School and Paradise Intermediate School have joined the surprise with 200 students above projections. The first Cedarwood family. CalHope volunteers regularly provide home football game welcomed the entire community, with additional support. Classes are participating in the Mindful nearly 6000 fans, and ESPN aired the special documentary Littles program. “Paradise: Rising From Ashes.” Academic classes are full We continue to have a district-wide focus on Social and students amaze us each day as they work hard and Emotional Healing. At each campus, additional counselors show their resilience. are available to support students and staff. A district-wide training, Capturing Kids’ Hearts, focuses on developing relationships with students and colleagues and facilitating Magalia Schools support through difficult times. Pine Ridge School welcomed Ridgeview High School for While we are dealing with unprecedented challenges, the 2019-20 school year. Ridgeview students are helping including the fact that 80% of the student body is living in the primary classrooms. The school Mascot was named outside normal district boundary areas, there are many Maggie in an all school vote, short for Magalia. Mindful aspects that remain unchanged. There are dedicated habits skills are being taught to promote social-emotional educators at every campus connecting with young people awareness. Ridgeview Rangers have been working on and their families every day. Thank you for your continued school beautification. support of our students and schools. We couldn’t do it Ridgeview High School is showing an impressive 87%

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Education on the Ridge Paradise Unified School District 6696 Clark Road, 872-6400

Cedarwood Elementary (Grades K-6) 6400 Columbine Road, Magalia, 873-3785

Paradise Ridge Elementary School (Grades K-6) 5657 Recreation Drive, 872-6465

Pine Ridge School (Grades K-6) 13878 Compton Drive, Magalia, 873-3800

Paradise eLearning Charter Academy (Grades 9-12) 5991 Maxwell Drive, 872-6425

Paradise Junior and Senior High School (Grades 7-12) 5911 Maxwell Drive, 872-6425

Ridgeview High School (Grades 9-12) 13878 Compton Drive, Magalia, 873-3800

Charter Schools (See Community Updates on page 38) Achieve Charter School (Grades K-8) 1494 East Avenue, Chico, 872-4100

Children’s Community Charter (Grades K-8) 2346 Floral Ave., Chico, 877-2227

HomeTech Charter School (Grades K-12) 6241 Skyway, 872-1171

Paradise Charter Middle School (Grades 6-8) 6473 Clark Road, 872-7277

Private Schools Magalia Adventist School (1-8) 15204 Skyway, Magalia, 873-9168

Paradise Adventist Academy (K-12) See update on page 81 Chico, 877-6540

Pines Academy 14098 Skyway, Magalia, 873-1412

Upward International Schools operates two campuses on the Ridge.

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Opened since the fire, serves grades 1-5 6500 Clark Rd. Paradise, 873-1412

Ridge Preschools Pee Wee Preschool 7196 Skyway, Paradise. 530-680-7973

Adult Education Butte Community College 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, 895-2511

California State University, Chico 898-4636

Elder College at CSU Chico 400 W 1st Street, Chico, 898-6105

Pee Wee Preschool returns to the Ridge

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he Camp Fire has affected our school with lower enrollment.   Before  the  fire  our  daily  attendance  was  83.    Today  our  average  daily  enrollment  is  25.   This  makes  it  a  challenge  to  pay  the  bills.    We  are  moving forward in faith that the community will come  together and our enrollment will continue to grow.  

appropriate   curriculum  that  will  allow  them  to  be  successful  and  creative.  They  need  to  feel  safe  to  explore their world and try new things; they need to  feel  nurtured.    They  need  to  know  they  are  special  and  unique.  Their  feelings  count,  their  sadness  is  comforted,  their  joy  is  shared  and  accomplishments  praised.  Our philosophy at Pee Wee Preschool is that  The  school  suffered  smoke  damage  and  is  now  children are miracles. restored to new.  We have new  equipment,  furniture  and toys.  Many of our teachers have returned.  Mary Ann Cleary We  believe  that  children  need  to  be  stimulated  Pee Wee Preschool academically.  They  need  to  be  exposed  to  age  7196 Skyway, Paradise. 530-680-7973

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Achieve Charter School temporarily relocated in Chico

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chieve Charter School has temporarily relocated the K-8 program to Chico. The support of many organizations allowed us to quickly build a beautiful campus on the back lot of the Life Church on East Ave in Chico. This school will serve our community well as many continue to live in Chico during the Paradise rebuilding process. Our insurance company has committed to paying the lease on our temporary school site for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. While our charter mandates us to operate in Paradise, we have permission to operate in Chico for the 2019-20 school year through an extension of the Governor’s Executive Order to support the Camp Fire efforts. We also have a 5 year temporary occupancy permit through the City of Chico.

PCMS is back on the Ridge

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aradise Charter Middle School is pleased to announce its return to Paradise. The school is located at 6473 Clark Road on the Alliance Church property. PCMS has been serving students on the Ridge continuously since 1995. In 2019 Paradise Charter Middle School was recognized as a California Distinguished School for outstanding educational programs and practices in a middle school. Distinguished School award winners represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaboration, but also highly successful school climate efforts ranging from real-time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention. Our Mission Statement: Paradise Charter Middle School endeavors to create an environment that allows students to pursue intellectual and social success. We believe that an effective partnership among parents, teachers, and students - within a culture that emphasizes character development - is the best way to provide our students the opportunity to succeed and enhance the greater community. If you value a small school learning environment that supports and challenges students, consider enrolling at PCMS.

Chris Reid 6473 Clark Road (on the Paradise Alliance Church property)

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Meanwhile, our school in Paradise is being renovated, repaired, painted, and spruced up for our planned return. We are monitoring a number of factors as we plan to return to Paradise including safety, water, and population. Our goal is to serve our Achieve community living in Chico and Paradise during the rebuild process. Our hope is to open in Paradise in the coming years to serve our families living in Paradise and continue to serve our families still in Chico at our Chico site. Stay tuned as we begin working with our local school districts and City governments to this end. Casey Taylor Executive Director, Achieve Charter School 1494 East Ave. Chico 530-514-6724

HomeTech Charter survived the fire and is back home

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omeTech Charter School is back in Paradise! Our big, beautiful, brick building survived the fire, and HomeTech is again serving Ridge families. For over 25 years, HomeTech has offered high quality, free public education for kindergarten through grade 12.

Our program is WASC accredited and offers a hybrid schedule, combining core classes with independent study. Elementary students meet weekly with a teacher and for enrichment classes. Junior High and High School students attend their core classes two to three days per week while completing the majority of their work at home. Each HomeTech student receives $800 of vendor credit to access professional experiences in our community such as music and art lessons. We are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, and students are welcome on campus at any time for one-on-one tutoring from experienced teachers or for a quiet and safe work environment. Students at HomeTech enjoy the advantages and benefits of a small school with the support and personal attention they need and deserve. Please stop by for a visit; we would love to show you our school! Gail Kemp, Interim Principal/ Superintendent HomeTech Charter School 6241 Skyway, 530 872-1171

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e are delighted to share that the Paradise Library has opened its doors as of August 1st, and is now providing services for three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). For opening hours please visit our website. The library is also sharing space with the County Development services department, which is providing building permit assistance to county residents.

Some of the coming up events and programs are Kids’ Cribbage, Thursday afternoons with ages generally 8 and up. The Paradise Friends of the Library will be hosting popup book sale in the future, Saturdays, noon to 3pm. Check our web site and Facebook for dates. We still have improvement work happening, and are planning a grand opening event as soon as improvement work is finished. We are welcoming our returning patrons and new visitors, please visit us at the branch or online. webpage www. buttecounty.net/bclibrary/paradiselibrary and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ButteCountyLibrary

Narinder Sufi, Assistant Director Butte County Library nsufi@buttecounty.net 530-538-7196

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ommunity Charter School (CCCS) is planning for our permanent rebuilding and looking forward to returning to Paradise stronger than ever. Although two thirds of the campus was destroyed by the fire, CCCS currently has a beautiful facility at Grace Community Church in Chico. At the time of the fire CCCS was in the midst of adding two additional classrooms; that project is continuing forward and is expected to be complete shortly. The school has also purchased five temporary buildings to replace our damaged K-4, Art, Music and Intervention classrooms. We are ensuring that the campus will be safe and clean in time for the student’s return in the fall of 2020.

Children’s Community Charter School is a public, free to attend, kindergarten through 8th grade school that has been serving Ridge families since 1996. One of the earliest charter schools in California, CCCS provides a strong focus on parental involvement in and out of the classroom. We are a STEAM school focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Enrollment is currently open at our Chico campus.

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ince the Camp Fire, property insurance has become with surplus line, non-admitted companies—most notably an issue of great concern to many Ridge residents and Lloyds of London. The California FAIR Plan is a statebusiness owners. Whether it is homeowners, renters, mandated program that provides fair access to insurance dwelling fire or business owner for individuals who are having protection you are seeking, the trouble insuring their property ... my suggestion for those number of insurance companies due to the fact that insurers searching for property insurance available and the quality of consider them high risk. The is to start looking as early as coverage being offered are FAIR plan is a “shared market possible and utilize both direct certainly limited. This availability plan” of admitted carriers. changes on a constant which Please note: The coverage and independent insurance creates a challenge to stay current provided by the FAIR Plan is agencies to get access to as many with market conditions. basic fire coverage only and markets as possible. should be supplemented with a Most traditional insurance Difference in Conditions policy. Kimball Shirey CIC companies have limited, or The biggest obstacle to both the Heritage Insurance Agency completely stopped, offering surplus line and FAIR Plan/DIC property coverage while seeking alternative is that the cost is much greater than what many profitable methods to write business policies in wildfire Ridge residents can afford and certainly more than what hazard areas. Butte County suffered $8.5 billion dollars in they have been accustomed to. property losses with 28,118 claims due to wildfire in 2018. The California state legislature is working diligently to There has been an increase in business policy placement

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enact reforms to address issues related to homeowners’ insurance. With the session ending September 13, 2019 it appears none of the proposed reforms were enacted. These reforms included extending the time period insurers have to notify policy holders of intent to nonrenew from the current 45 days to at least 75 days; an increase to the limit on claims made to the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) for the loss of a dwelling from $500,000 to $1,000,000, and clarification of the existing limit for CIGA claims that applies separately to other coverages on a homeowner’s insurance policy. The other reforms involved expansion and further requirements with regard to the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan.

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Jeannie’s is reincarnating, small building, big plans!

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arol Stark is a long-time business owner on the Ridge; she as many others lost her business to the Camp Fire. But like many of our committed entrepreneurs she is rebuilding. She bought the old Hobby Shop at 491 Pearson Road in September and is planning a soft opening the weekend of October 25, 26 and 27. Initially plans are to be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fri, Sat 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m. That may change, as she’s flying by the seat of her pants! Long-time employee, Shawn, is coming back along with Carol. They are planning to do more buying and less consigning due to the constraint of the much smaller space. In the future there are plans for a bigger building on the property, as soon as possible. Currently they are making appointments to look at merchandise. Carol is excited to be on a new adventure and we wish her luck! It is good to have her back in the community!   

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icki Jones lost two businesses in the Camp Fire, Bobbi’s Boutique and Heaven Scent Candles and Gifts. Within weeks of the devastating fire, Jones had a plan to rebuild. She bought a building in downtown Paradise and quickly reopened Bobbi’s Boutique. She immediately began her quest to open a deli for the community. She believed the community needed a comfortable place to meet and have a pleasant meal, a glass of wine or a cold beer. Her dream became a reality in mid-September when she opened Nic’s Food, Beer and Wine. The walls feature pictures of Paradise past, a lovely bar and a view of the Skyway. The pub is open Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving sandwiches, soups, salads, beer and wine. Happy hour 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday night football on TV. Eat in or take it to go. Jones’ commitment to her community is tireless; she is happy to serve and be a part of this resilient town called Paradise.

Nic’s Food Beer and Wine Deli Nicki Jones, owner 6256 Skyway, (Downtown Paradise) 530-413-9422

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Town offering low interest loans available for home reconstruction

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within Paradise Town Limits, be valued under $339,150 after-reconstruction/ rehabilitation, and be able to pass all state and local codes and ordinances given a per-unit subsidy limit.

he Town of Paradise currently has funds available to assist households with the reconstruction or repair of their home in Paradise.

The Town can now offer a The Income Limits for the deferred, low-interest loan to eligible homeowners Owner-Occupied Housing for housing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation program are based on the number of Housing repairs can include people in the household; reconstruction of a home exact figures can be found damaged or destroyed by on the Town’s website at the Camp Fire, correcting Town of Paradise Housing Program Assistant, Rachel Purviance is any unsafe or unsanitary counseling a Camp Fire survivor regarding the Town’s new Ownerhttps://www. conditions, and eliminating Occupied Housing Rehabilitation program, offering low-interest loans townofparadise.com/index. code violations. There to eligible Paradise homeowners. php/our-government/ are qualifications that the departments/housing/ homeowner must meet, owner-occupied-housing-rehabilitation. including certain income limits and ownership of the home prior to the Camp Fire. There are also qualifications that For more detailed information, please visit the Town’s the property must meet; for example, the property must be website or call Housing Services at (530) 872-6291 x122.

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Local groups come together to plan a Camp Fire Remembrance Paradise Arts aims for synergy and resilience in Ridge arts and culture

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ne of the first orders of business of the newly organized Paradise Arts was to coordinate efforts to mark the anniversary of the Camp Fire.  It quickly became apparent that  no single event could meet the needs of the entire community, so this network of stakeholders joined hands in planning a full schedule of events, primarily for the week of November 3 through 10.

place in which to live.

Prior to the Camp Fire it was obvious that the Ridge was home to far more than the usual number of highly skilled creatives and guardians of culture.  Though active mostly in their own circles, every week we found actors, musicians, poets, painters, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers, photographers and more plying their talents to make our mountain home a more beautiful and interesting

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Since July, a dedicated band of local culture makers and their supporters have met at the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce to explore new means of collaboration toward re-establishing the region as an attractive haven for arts and culture.  At the table were representatives from Theatre on the Ridge, Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Community Guilds, Paradise Symphony Orchestra, Paradise Arts Center, Paradise Alliance Church, Paradise Recreation and Park District, a range of individual artists, as well as local  organizers and officials from the Chamber, Town of Paradise, Butte County, CSU Chico, Paradise Citizens Alliance, Upper Ridge Community Council, Camp Fire Zone Captains Project, Camp Fire Long-Term  Group, Rebuilding

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The group sees more potential ahead to collaborate toward a resurgence of Ridge culture through creative placemaking efforts.  The name “Paradise Arts” was chosen, a logo designed and a URL (paradisearts.org) purchased.  Several participants in the group have already recognized mutual benefits in sharing resources to rebuild, including the likely partnership of Gold Nugget Museum, Norton Buffalo Hall, Theatre on the Ridge, and Paradise Gem & Mineral Club in a new multi-use arts and culture complex on Pearson and Academy.

Camp Fire Pet Memorial Planned

A strong arts and culture scene will not only provide a certain “glue” for our community, it can also be an important part of our economic development and growth.  What can residents do to encourage the rise of creativity on the Ridge?  Show up to the growing number of new opportunities to take in and support the arts and enjoy! The return of arts and culture spirit to the Ridge may be the surest sign of our resilience yet.

David Leon Zink Paradise Community Guilds/Norton Buffalo Hall (530) 762-1490 paradiseguilds@gmail.com www.nortonbuffalohall.com

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It is estimated that between 6,000 and 8,000 house pets were lost in the Camp Fire. In addition, feral cats, barn cats, and pasture animals also perished. A Camp Fire Pets’ Memorial would provide space for those bereft of their pets to remember and celebrate their companions. PASH (Paradise Animal Shelter Helpers) has graciously offered a financial donation and fully supports this project. #campfirepets Inquiries may be sent to Gina Schaeffer at Gina2u04@yahoo.com or on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/gina.schaeffer.5 Donations towards the Camp Fire Pets’ Memorial can be made by:  PayPal: Gina2u04@yahoo.com https://www.gofundme.com/ camp-fire-pets-memorial-statue Please send checks to: PASH PO BOX 1021 Paradise, CA 95967 or go to www.pashvolunteers.org

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Northern Recycling and Waste Services

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he Recycling Center is now open on Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. The facility accepts CRV items for buy back, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard, Styrofoam, E-waste, sharps and used motor oil and filters. The following allowable drop off items carry a disposal fee: Appliances/microwave - $5 Freon items - $15 Projection TV - $10

Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open once a month, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. This facility is for household paints, pesticides /herbicides, medications, aerosols, acids, bases, cleaning supplies, florescent/CFL bulbs, and pool chemicals.

returning home can count on us to continue to service your weekly solid waste and recycling needs. If you would like to restart services please contact us when returning home to update your service needs and contact information.

920 American Way, Paradise 530-876-3340 CustomerService@NorthernRecycling.biz

Tire Recycling: We are now taking tire by appointment each Saturday. Please call into schedule a drop off day; there is a limit of 9 tires per vehicle.

Trash and Recycling Services: NRWS is proud to continue to serve the Ridge community, open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. All residents and businesses

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URCC, formed to give voice to the Magalia and Upper Ridge communities

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he Upper Ridge Community Council (URCC) formed to give voice to the concerns of residents living in Magalia’s Upper Ridge and environs. The URCC’s mission is simply neighbors coming together to support, represent and rebuild the entire Upper Ridge. Meetings are monthly, working on a variety of projects including: • Creating a Magalia community park and community center

• Proposing fire safety recommendations for Butte County • Developing fire safety recommendations for property owners

Upper Ridge residents, isolated in Magalia and environs during the winter months, worked together to provide food and relief supplies to their neighbors.

• Serving as an information hub for residents whose homes survived and for residents who seek to rebuild

Our monthly meetings are open to everyone, the last Thursday of each month, holidays excepted. There’s lots to do, and we aim to get it done!

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The Council got its start when Magalians came together after the Camp Fire to put food on the table. We had returned to our homes but found that we were isolated by snow on roads to the north while all roads to the south were closed due to fire clean-up. Very quickly we began to run out of food (no stores were open). Neighbors came together to open a temporary food bank at the DeSabla Guild Hall, while those who were able made the arduous trip through Butte Meadows or the unpaved Doe Mill Road to get food from the disaster centers in Chico. The relief agencies in Chico had their hands full and it was a good 10 days before they could get personnel and supplies to us. During that time we fed about 2,000 people through volunteer efforts, and formed the core of a community needing, and willing, to work together. As we worked, we agreed: Magalia needs to organize. We need a voice at the table so we aren’t forgotten in the midst of a disaster. We need to be a part of the rebuilding process. So we started meeting. And the Council was born. There’s lots to do, and we aim to get it done!

Laurie McBride, Secretary, URCC www.UpperRidge.com

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Hearing Aid manufacturers provided hope amidst the ashes

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ecause the Camp Fire started early in the morning, many people were just getting out of bed, and scrambled to escape with their lives, many with nothing else. There was an outpouring of care, support, and donations from around the country. Right away, people from the Ridge contacted me because they lost their hearing aids in the fire. I began contacting the manufacturers to see what we could do to help. Many of them have disaster relief funds and were willing to replace lost aids, even out of warranty, at no charge. I was able to fit many people with brand new aids, also at no charge. Even though I also lost my home, I was grateful to be able help others. The hearing aid manufacturers are among the many heroes stepping up to help the people affected by the horrific fire.

Deanna McCoy, Chico Hearing Aid Center 530-342-8132

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he Ridge Area Coalition of Senior Citizens is proud to be a part of this community and we are excited to see the area come alive with clean up and rebuilding. The board has met to review our status and try to determine our future. The majority wants to rebuild; however, we are still trying to assess the sustainability of a center. We had over 400 members in the past; but we are not able to estimate a possible membership at this time. If you were a member in the past or would like to be a member in the future, please contact us with your ideas and current information. We are in the process of changing the name of the center to the “Paradise Community Center.” We feel that a center that is open to all would better serve the community. Our lot has been cleaned and released for rebuild; now we just need to complete our claim with the insurance company. The board does not want to rush these decisions. We want to fill a need by providing a place for fun activities, community functions, and family celebrations. Please contact us; we want to hear from you! Connie Wilhite, President Paradise Ridge Senior Center 530-321-6303 Connie007@att.net

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PID to study revenue replacement project

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he Paradise Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously to participate with Butte County and Cal Water Chico in a feasibility study for building an intertie pipeline that could be used to sell Paradise’s currently unused water to its neighbors in Butte County.

the county satisfy state ground-water requirements, is a better solution to consolidation.

District Manager, Kevin Phillips stated, “It would be a travesty for The devastation caused by the 2018 Camp Fire destroyed the Paradise community to lose a Paradise residents’ homes and forced most families and water system they’ve invested in for more than 100 businesses to go elsewhere. For PID, this means there is years as the result It would be a travesty for the now an excess of water and of a natural disaster.” The intertie Paradise community to lose a project would allow the people of too few active customers to Paradise to keep local control of sustain the district’s current water system they’ve invested in water and support operations of operating expenses. The state for more than 100 years as the the district via treated water sales. is also looking closely at the result of a natural disaster. Additional benefits to Paradise district’s financial situation. customers include strengthening PID was granted one-year Kevin Phillips, District Manager the district’s water rights and backfill revenue from the state offsetting residential and business for 7.3 million dollars and the opportunity for an additional year of funding dependent water-use rate increases for years to come. The project on its participation in a consolidation study. Consolidating contains safeguards which would allow the district to PID with a private water company would mean the people reduce out-of-district water sales as its customer base of Paradise would lose their local representation and returns. PID is also seeking grant funding for strengthening control over recreation, operations and water rates. The its dams to solve structural issues and provide space to district believes the intertie project, which would also help store additional water supply in the future.

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PID returning Paradise to potable water The Problem: The November 2018 Camp Fire caused some of the underground piping to become contaminated with fire-related volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The piping can cause the water to become contaminated too.

What we’ve learned:

After months of thorough investigation, PID staff have a good understanding of the pipe contamination problem and how to solve it.

• Most large mainlines are delivering water that meets California’s drinking water standards.

• Most service laterals to standing homes (the pipe between the mainline and the meter) are delivering water that meets California drinking water standards. • A large percentage of service laterals serving lots where homes or businesses burned have fire-related damage.

How PID is handling the problem now:

Large Mainlines: We are testing to confirm the pipes are delivering water that meets standards.

us if the pipe is contaminated. We allow the water to sit in the service lateral for at least 72 hours before testing. If the water that has been sitting in the service lateral and then tested meets California drinking water standards, we are one step closer to lifting the water advisory for the home or business. If the water doesn’t meet standards, we schedule a crew to replace the service lateral with brand new material. We expect to complete testing all standing homes and businesses by March 2020.

Service lateral replacement project for burned lots: PID has started the process of hiring a contractor to provide the labor to replace approximately 650 of the approximately 10, 650 service laterals in the district. The goal of this first project is to replace damaged lines for property owners who are in temporary housing or have applied for a building permit. The timeline for the project completion is September 2020. In the meantime, district crews continue to replace service laterals for customers nearing home completion and final inspections.

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Party in the Park 2019 wel crowds as it moved to Wed F or 22 years, community partners have cultivated a weekly summer gathering for Ridge natives in the heart of Paradise. Party in the Park Music & Marketplace is a seasonal institution— a demonstration of local pride and commerce.

With its Farmers’ Market, Kids’ Zone, talented bands and performers, arts, crafts, local organizations and eclectic products, Party in the Park is a showcase for all that make us Paradise. Enjoy these memories of 2019 as we look forward to the 2020 season.

Strength in numbers was the theme of 2019’s Party in the Park.

Long-time supporter Patty Mckee enjoys the entertainment. Visit Green Paradise on the Skyway.

You never know who you’ll meet at Party in the Park. Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monica Nolan greets a new friend.

Enjoying a break from their efforts on behalf of the Ridge are Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Camp Fire Zone Captain Patti Samons, and Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter.

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Family, community, and business - the spirit of Party in the Park!

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Alex and Yony are among the loyal vendors who took a chance on PiP 2019, only to be rewarded with some of the best crowds ever!

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Prosperity Investment Management, Inc. Party in the Park performers receive a paycheck each evening! Local favorites Soul Posse pictured.

Larry and Phoebe Hartt are among the folks who enjoy PiP so much that they helped pay for the party! Thank you to the Hartts and Sue Wolheim, Chamber volunteer.

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Proposed Hope Plaza Memorial A place to remember and reflect

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ope Plaza is designed as a landmark that will provide the people of the Ridge a place to reflect on the devastating Camp Fire of November 8th, 2018. The vision of the design is to provide a space for the public to gather, learn, and respect the resilience of the community. The plaza consists of four major components: an Obelisk Landmark, Hero Plaza, Reflection Fountain with a Forest Wall of Honor. The Obelisk is the central focus and is built with terraces and inscribed with inspiring words. The Hero Plaza component surrounds the Obelisk and will commemorate the first responders and community members who were heroes on that day. The Reflection Fountain and Sanctuary is a wall of water that symbolizes purity and cleansing. Just beyond the fountain is a granite sphere centerpiece with inspirational messages. The final component is the Forest Wall of Honor. It is a stainless steel tree wall honoring those who were taken by the fire. The trees will hold the engraved names of the fallen. Hope Plaza will be a highly visible landmark and memorial for the Ridge. It will be a special place for families, community members, and visitors to gather at any time to remember and reflect – a lasting symbol of hope, spirit, and resiliency. The location will be at the Skyway “triangle” – on the corner of Skyway & Foster.

Dana Gajda Hope Plaza Memorial Committee

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One year follow up on Real Estate post Camp Fire

A clean slate of opportunity, awaiting new development

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s we approach the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire disaster, we have seen record-breaking progress in our Rebuilding Together project. Despite early estimates that debris removal completion would take 2-3 years, in less than a year, we are already more than 90% finished with debris removal from the wildfire. We are hearing that clean-up crews are stating this is the fastest natural disaster debris removal they’ve seen. This is very encouraging as we are now moving full speed ahead in the building phase.

for building solutions for homeowners. These bulk building options help keep costs of building more competitive and also streamlines the process to make building quicker. The first two “new build” homes were featured recently on our MLS Broker Tour. This accomplishment is both exciting and encouraging, and we look forward to seeing that more homes are being built, and “turnkey” ready for our community to return home.

Our member Realtors are teaming up with builders to offer master plans that are preapproved by the Town of Paradise

Lynn Franklin, President Paradise Association of Realtors

Our real estate market is experiencing a lot movement, with existing home sales and lot sales, and the many homes that are already being rebuilt. Our little town is now taking on the look and feel of a clean slate of opportunity, awaiting new development. Paradise is still our Paradise, but with a new feel and a new look. We have far fewer trees, but enough to retain the beauty we are accustomed to. We now have more sweeping canyon views and skyline, and these beautiful views are creating a new attraction in Paradise.

We have a common goal of achieving 10,000 new homes built in 5 years. With this goal comes many challenges. We are pushing to utilize all the local recourses available including our local workforce; however there is a shortage of contractors and trade workers, meaning it will be imperative that we connect both local and out of area contractors to more trade workers as we work to achieve this goal. Our Paradise Ridge realtors will be an essential part of connecting contractors to the community. With the speed of early progress we are seeing, this goal is looking very attainable. We’re Rebuilding Together.

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Your Local Mortgage Lender Sharron Hollinsworth

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• New construction loans up to 100% financing on your new or existing lot.* • If you have a shortage from insurance payment and true cost to rebuild, we have financing available for the difference.*

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Boys & Girls Club focused on serving 378 Ridge kids and their families

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hildren and youth have always been the priority of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley, but now we are laser focused on the importance of care for the whole child and their family. After a disaster, youth typically experience a decline in their school performance and exhibit higher risk behaviors. Creating a safe, predictable environment where kids can play and learn is essential for their social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. If kids feel that they have stable and safe environments that they can depend on, services that they need to survive and thrive, and access to healthy spaces, our community will heal and recover faster. Since the Camp Fire we have been able to rebuild our programs and services in 3 Clubs in Paradise & Magalia and expand 1 Club in Chico to continue to care for every displaced family in need.

Two Disaster Case Managers are helping families get back on track

We have hired two Disaster Case Managers who have been connecting with families; triaging immediate and unmet needs; making direct referrals to resources; providing financial support, and helping families return to their prefire housing and employment status. Our hope is to see

all our impacted families get back on track and to walk alongside them as they adjust to their “new normal.”

Club needs local support

One of our greatest challenges revolves around the resources to rebuild. We have lost 178 annual donors that have relocated or have lost the ability to donate. The importance of consistent care and support of our youth and their families is imperative for the health of our community and the repopulation of the Ridge. As we face the future together, we need local support so we can keep putting kids first and addressing their ever-changing needs.

Our desire is to see Paradise, Magalia and surrounding communities recover quickly and fully. Our goal is to create normalcy and predictability for our youth and families. It is going to take years to heal and recover, but we are committed to doing what we have always done – take care of our youth, do what is best for them, and not give up.     Rashell Bobst CEO Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley 530 899-0335

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Community support assures the Ridge ice rink will be back

aradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) looks forward to providing community connection at the Annual Paradise on Ice and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Many sponsors, including individual citizens and organizations, are ensuring that the Ice stays in Paradise.  The Ice Rink offers opportunity and visibility for both businesses and citizens to express their support. Some sponsors support anonymously; for example, PRPD

received a donation of more than $10,000 from a citizen wishing to support District programs. PRPD is thankful for the strong partnerships that we have developed. Over last spring and summer PRPD provided camps, events, and programs.  Two stand out as testaments to the strength of our partnerships.  During the summer, both the Paradise and Concow pools

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opened, with new and competitive swimmers enjoying the sparkling cool water. The swimmers may not have realized it, but it required a whole team from District staff, Paradise Irrigation District, CALFire, and contractors to safely fill the pool and make it ready.

In addition, PRPD hosted “Camp Courage” — an extraordinary “fun with a purpose” camp for preteens and teenagers. Students explored leadership and teambuilding skills, while engaging in adventurous outdoor sports, gaming, music, arts and crafts. We worked with Odyssey Teams, Forebay Aquatic Center, Paradise Unified School District, and the Golden Feather School District among others to provide lunches, transportation, and safe, adventurous venues for teaching paddling and climbing skills.

As we give our thanks, we are encouraged by the development of strong partnerships to support programs and parks –the foundation of a healthy and safe community with a bright future!

Dan Efseaff District Manager Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) (530) 872-6393, ext. 29   www.paradiseprpd.com

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Mountain Mike’s Pizza has reopened on the Ridge

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he longtime favorite, Mountain Mikes Pizza, located on Clark Road has reopened. The restaurant was nearly destroyed in the 2018 Camp fire. Owned for over 40 years by Paradise local resident Bob Dickert, the restaurant is open and ready to serve the Ridge community and with some fresh new upgrades. Mountain Mike’s has remodeled and now offers a bar top-seating area and 12 beers on tap. Mountain Mikes Pizza 6626 Clark Road Open daily 11am – 9pm

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2019 Johnny Appleseed Days saw record attendance

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ow in its its 131st year, Johnny Appleseed Days is a favorite of Ridge residents and visitors alike. The historic celebration is everything a small town harvest festival should be: a stage for local talent, services, and products, a community gathering under the cool pines, and a commemoration of the Ridge’s orchard past.

In past years, volunteers have gathered to bake apple pies from the last orchard on the Ridge to share with the community and guests. This year, while we wait for Noble Orchards to fully recover, the traditional apple pies were baked in Paradise by Pie Pavilion sponsor Save Mart. Community volunteers served 1,000 FREE slices of apple pie to attendees as a “thank you” for shelter and assistance during this Through partnerships with sponsors, local talent, and the businesses that are the backbone of our community, Johnny Appleseed Days showcases the wealth of activities, attractions, history and beauty that Paradise has to offer to both its residents and visitors.

For many years, Johnny Appleseed Days has been gifted with the talents of Ken Prentiss, Johnny Appleseed incarnate.

1,000 FREE slices of apple pie were served to the community by volunteers from California Hope and others.

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Positive I Dance and Circus Center lent its talented belly dancers.

Numerous businesses and community organizations helped to make Johnny’s 131st birthday a fest to remember. While shopping locally, please take a moment to thank our sponsors supporting California’s oldest harvest festival.

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In Support of the

Paradise High School Band Who doesn’t love a band?

Whether it’s a concert in the park, or marching in a parade, everyone is excited to hear a band. In Paradise we are fortunate to have the Paradise High School Band in town. This group, also known as the Pride of Paradise, is one of the busiest organizations on campus. Locally they often provide music for local events and celebrations, such as the Gold Nugget Days Parade, football games, or celebrating the opening of a new business. They are also mindful of where they live and have always responded to requests from our local veteran’s organizations to perform at Memorial Day services. Under the leadership of long time director Bob Schofield, the band also competes throughout California, and they have performed at Disneyland on six different occasions. They often rely on the community to assist them in these endeavors, holding several fundraisers throughout the year. So, the next time you hear of the band holding a car wash, hosting a concert, or selling some cookie dough, pitch in and help if you can. These are great kids, and they represent Paradise in a way that should make everyone proud!

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Paradise Ridge Chamber Member Churches Craig Memorial Congregational Church Currently 11:30am Sunday Service, Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive, Paradise 9:45am Sunday Service, Sycamore Glen, 1199 Diablo Ave, Chico 360-6030. www.craigchurch.com

Center for Spiritual Living Currently 14 Hillary Lane, Chico. 877-5673 Sunday Services 2:00pm the 2nd and 4th each month. www.paradisecsl.org

First Baptist Church 6500 Clark Road, Paradise. 877-3532 Sunday Service 11am. Food Pantry, Wed. Fri. Noon – 4pm, Sun. Noon-2pm Paradise Awana Club Tues 6-7:30, Paradise Ridge Aglow 3rd Sat. 10am

Our Savior Lutheran Church 7126 Skyway Ste. F, (next to old Happy Garden) Sunday service 10am. Bible study Wed. 8:30am 877-7321

Paradise Adventist Church 11:45am Saturday Service at Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd, 877-4454 Church office2500 Floral, Chico

Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd, Paradise 877-7069 Sunday Service 10am

Paradise Lutheran Church Sundays, 10am The PLaCe 780 Luther Drive, next door to CVS off Skyway 877-7321

Paradise United Methodist Church 6722 Clark Rd, Paradise. 877-5989 Services are pending. Office space for rent

St. Thomas More Catholic Church 767 Elliott Road, Paradise. 1:00pm Sunday Mass Office is open 9am-2pm. 877-4501

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

Paradise Church of Christ No current information. 877-7479

Currently St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Rd, Chico. 877-7006 Sunday Services 10:00am

Magalia Community Church 13700 Old Skyway Old Magalia 877-7963 Non-denominational Services Sundays at 10:00 A.M. Listen for the sound of the bells sounding the greeting! Come as you are... the hugs are free & frequent!

Resource & Recovery Center Tues. to Thurs. & Sat. from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

We are a living, breathing church that has reached out to our neighbors & survivors since November, 2018 offering love, hope, peace & healing along with food, clothing & housewares.

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Magalia Community Church serving Camp Fire survivors since November 2018

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Free counseling sessions are offered Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the library. Additional counseling is provided by California Hope of Butte County.

e are a living, breathing church that has been serving Camp Fire Survivors on the Ridge since November, 2018. Our “Little Church That Could” has embraced Matthew 25:35 and has been working diligently to be the Lighthouse on the Ridge offering love, hope, peace & healing.

Our Resource and Recovery Center serves all Camp Fire survivors with food, clothing, household items and some furniture. Survivors need only show a photo I.D. The center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and has necessities available in the community/fellowship hall, as well as two shower trailers and a washer/dryer trailer.

Fun events are movie nights, concerts, Karaoke parties, line dance classes, holiday parties and MORE! Open to all on the Ridge; they are “non-religious” and FREE.

Non-denominational services are held in the Historic Chapel on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Listen for the sound of the bells calling the greeting! Come as you are - the hugs are free and frequent, and you are never alone with our church family. Magalia Community Church celebrates their Chamber membership with a ribbon cutting.

M. A. “Shell” Morley Elder/Co-treasurer/ Office Manager Magalia Community Church 13700 Old Skyway, 530-877-7963

780 Luther Drive, Paradise

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PARADISE LUTHERAN CHURCH A friendly place where everyone is accepted. Come experience a spiritual home amid the beauty of liturgical ritual, balanced with an open and discerning approach to the word of God.

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CRAIG MEMORIAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Following Jesus, serving our neighbors, learning from the Bible - Since 1879. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever, Isaiah 40:8

Sunday Worship 11:30 a.m.

Service and Eucharist Every Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Rod Platte Vicar Andy Hanawalt (530) 877-3549 Office info@paradiselutheran.org www.paradiselutheran.org

(530) 519-3113 Office Mailing address: PO Box 1386, Paradise, CA 95967

COMBINED FELLOWSHIP 11:00 a.m. EVERY SUNDAY

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Serving the community since 1958

Then

The Rose family began their funeral home in 1951. The building, originally a hardware store, sat on a two lane Clark and Bille roads. Joanne and Fred Cosgrove in November 1961, in their shared office at Rose Chapel.

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ose Chapel was established by the Rose family in 1951. Paradise was a growing community and the business flourished. After several years the Rose family relocated and sold the business to Fred and Joanne Cosgrove. They became an important and involved part of the Ridge business community. Their girls, Pam and Kim, were raised in the family business. While the elder Cosgroves retired, the Cosgrove family continues the daily operations with long-time manager, Eric Smith.

• Simple Cremation • Memorial Gatherings and Services • Services at Cemeteries; local and out of the area • Funeral Services in our Chapel, Church or other location • Scattering of ashes over land or sea Today Rose Chapel Mortuary and Crematory still resides at the same location.

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Rotarian donations of $80,000 in Phase 1, Phase 2 now moving ahead

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Paradise Adventist Academy restoring its Paradise campus

idge strong for more than 70 years, the Rotary Club of Paradise is in Phase 2 of the rebuild effort.  

Phase 1 distributed $80,000 in gift cards through Youth for Change to Camp Fire victims. Grants awarded by the Paradise Rotary Foundation include: Paradise Moose Lodge to upgrade the RV area electrical outlets to host 13 FEMA trailers, new welcome to Paradise signs on Clark Road and Skyway and to Paradise High School alum Ev Duran for his documentary “All its Name Implies.” 

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ntil November 8, 2018, Paradise Adventist Academy had been providing Christian education on the Ridge since 1908. After the Camp Fire, we began operating on the campus of our sister school (Chico Oaks Adventist School) and the adjoining campus of the Chico SDA Church on Hooker Oak Avenue in Chico.

Rotarians meet weekly at noon on Thursday at Shelly’s Creative Catering, 2565 Zanella Way, Suite A.

Our K-4 buildings were totally consumed by the Camp Fire, and parts of our middle school and high school buildings sustained significant damage. We are currently in the process of restoring our campus on Academy Drive in Paradise. We anticipate that we will be able to resume high school operations on our Paradise campus in August of 2020.

Chico Rotarians helped paint, clean windows, worked on landscape and organized school supplies for returning students at Paradise Ridge Elementary School. 

Existing businesses and community organizations may apply for grants from the Paradise Rotary Foundation. Applications are available at ParadiseRotaryFoundation.org. 

We are committed to continue providing excellent Christian education in the community, and we look forward to being a part of the rebuilding of Paradise.

Individuals, businesses and organizations may donate at ParadiseStrong.org or by mail to: Paradise Rotary Foundation  C/O John Rank, 45 Jan Court, #170. Chico, CA 95928 

Monte Nystrom Principal, Paradise Adventist Academy

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Thank You

First Responders

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ur grateful community reaches out to its first responders, much like we did during those unimaginable hours on November 8, 2018, that changed our lives forever. This time however, we reach out in gratitude. Not in distress, not to request comfort, but with an appreciation for your very existence. Everyday—all day.

Many have asked, “What can I do to show my gratitude?” Listed here are a few simple things you can do to show that appreciation. Please don’t limit Left to right, Battalion Chief Jason Morris, Fire Captain Keith Castillo, Engineer Jimmy Waddle, your creativity to only one of these Engineer Elliot Hopkins, Fire Captain Miguel Mendez and Engineer Mike Seaton. items below. Feel free to engage them all throughout the year, including 3. Maintain your fire extinguishers and smoke seasonal acknowledgements as well (fruitcake?). detectors 1. Be a part of fire safety and its community programs 2. Learn CPR and first aid

4. Respect and follow local fire/police regulations: Speed limits and traffic controls 5. Use 9-1-1 only in emergencies

For updated information regarding services, classes and events please go to www.paradisecsl.com or call (530) 877-5673

Firearms Ammo Fishing Tackle Bait 876-8800

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Chamber Members Build Community – Join Today!

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n our ever-uncertain world, we look for predictable outcomes. The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce offers benefits to enhance your success and provides predictability to your business model.

Visibility is essential, and without it, you remain adrift in an ocean of corporate-dominated marketing aggressively taking your space in the public eye. We believe your business, your life savings, is as important as any other and deserves to be seen— deserves to thrive. Business advocacy, even in our small mountain communities, means that our membership has a voice in the economic development that is taking place, every day. Business is vital to a community’s success and accompanies the strength and vision demonstrated by our returning citizens, those seeking a small mountain community lifestyle, and those yet to relocate to our home, from afar. As a key element in our rebuilding process, your Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is poised to support your business, now and into the future. With your investment, and your membership, you become a voice within that process. If you’re not a member, please consider becoming

Mark Thorp one. It’s your Ridge, and it should be protected with a unified voice for our collective future. Be a part of our growing business community and be seen! Don’t take my word for it, ask our members! See page 110 for dues and information.

Mark Thorp, Membership and Events, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce

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When you support local business, you support your community. It’s never been more important to join your chamber. We offer:

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Serving all Butte County and Surrounding Areas

MORGAN TREE Service Specializing in “Hard To Do” Trees

Fully Insured LTO #A233

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

CCL #790633

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• Full Tree Service Residential & Commercial • Hazard Tree Removal • Trimming/Stump Grinding • Aerial Lift Truck • Tractor Service/Fire Break • Crane Work

Now Offering Excavation Services

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

530-321-5899 Visit us at www.morgantree.com

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3 CORE is to working to create a strong and vibrant regional economy 3

OMMUNITY UPDATE

CORE, as the Federal Economic Development District for Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties, is a lead organization for Project 22: creating an economic development strategy for the region.

Future planning requires an analysis of businesses that have reopened, relocated or ceased operation, and the factors contributing to those decisions. Our 3CORE team is in the process of completing a Camp Fire Regional Economic Impact Study. The study starts with collecting and analyzing data. Local businesses and stakeholders will be contacted in the coming months to provide insight on their experiences.

This analysis creates a baseline for future economic development strategies to assist the region in recovering after the disaster. In the interest of providing the best tools for businesses to make decisions, this study will be revised quarterly and adjusted as progresses. We look forward to sharing this information with our partners and working collaboratively to create a thriving economy in the region.   Chelsea Irvine,  Community Resource Manager 3CORE, Inc.

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Gold Nugget Museum

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ife on the Paradise Ridge has always been enriched by traditions and celebrations. Gold Nugget Days, Inc. is a leader in these activities. During 2019 we’ve already produced Gold Nugget Days, the Gold Nugget Queen Contest and Parade and other local events. We even participated in parades and celebrations in Chico and Durham. These successes were achieved due to the efforts of our members, staff, volunteers, and sponsors. Area museums and civic organizations contributed much needed support too. We are grateful for their assistance and look forward to future events.

Our mission is to preserve and protect the Ridge heritage through our collections, artifacts and community education programs. Our continuing goal is to make the Gold Nugget Museum a destination for tourists and the Ridge community. We welcome individuals and families to join us in learning about Ridge history. We want you to become part of that history as the new pioneers on Paradise Ridge. During the dark weeks and months after the fire there was never any doubt that the Gold Nugget programs would be resumed as soon as possible. Plans to replace the Museum and rebuild Memorial Park are being developed to continue the educational and recreational experiences that we’ve provided since the Museum’s creation in 1973. In the meantime, Museum operations and business continue to be conducted at the Depot Museum in Paradise Community Park. Give us a visit there! Joyfully, Don Criswell, President, Board of Directors

The Queen’s Crown The Gold Nugget Queen wears a fancy crown In the Gold Nugget Parade she can be found She celebrates a day long ago A 54 pound gold nugget did glow Gold and jewels decorate the crown A symbol of beauty all around Proudly it has been worn Many queens it has adorned The queen wears a pioneer dress Handmade to the style of the west To tell the story of history A pioneer woman’s life is no mystery When the ceremonies are over The crown is stored away

In a museum safe it is put To be worn on another day When a disastrous fire destroyed our town We thought we had lost the crown The safe was found partially damaged We wondered if the contents had been ravaged When the safe was cut open None of the contents looked broken Happy were we to see The crown had survived miraculously The parade will march in glory Gold Nugget Days will be the story And on the float the queen will ride The queen’s crown worn with pride Bill Hartley, Aug. 2019

The crown came through virtually intact — the box that held the crown shows only slight evidence of the flames.

The Gold Nugget Queen’s crown survived!

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t is an incredible story…the iconic crown that adorned the heads of generations of Gold Nugget queens survived the horrific Camp Fire of 2018! Very little remains of the Gold Nugget Museum, and what did survive was, for the most part, destroyed. But the crown came through virtually intact — the box that held the crown shows only slight evidence of the flames. A story of public spirit and talent lies behind the precious crown used in coronation ceremonies for the winner of the Gold Nugget Queen contest. Many years ago, Guild members wanted to provide the annual Gold Nugget Queen with a traveling crown, one that would tell the story of early gold mining with semiprecious stones of this area illuminating the talents and skills of scores of Ridge residents.

Mrs. Alma Anderson was chairperson, the project of a pure gold perpetual crown developed. Some 150 people contributed gold trinkets from which pure gold was reclaimed. Local clubs helped to promote the contributions in support of the Guild’s dream.

Many local craftspeople contributed their time and skills. John Woodward provided the goldsmithing to reclaim the gold and fashion slender gold bars and settings for the delicate pyramid of gemstones. Rex Orput contributed Sawmill Peak crystals from which the large diamond-cut brilliants were created, with the cutting done by Carlton Coleman. Woodward also contributed the two Feather River garnets in the crown and H. J. Anderson donated and polished eight Pulga Jade gemstones to complete the piece. It is truly a miracle that the crown is still here to be worn by future queens, in future Gold Nugget Days celebrations.

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In Paradise

ASSISTED LIVING

Because You Deserve the BEST!

READER CHOICE’S

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sunshineassistedliving.net Lic. #045002389, 045002390, 045002391 We provide an all inclusive package • Free personal laundry services and • Caregiving-assistance with personal hygiene housekeeping services • Assistance with medications, prescription • Home cooked meals and snacks and non prescription • Regularly scheduled activities and outings • Private rooms with private bathrooms • Other amenities and services to meet your • Free satellite T.V. hookup in each room individual and unique needs • Free salon services with licensed beautician • 24 hour awake care staff on duty • Free personal escort and transportation services to appointments

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Serving Paradise, Chico & Oroville

• Local Contractor • Commercial / Residential / Solar • Power Poles www.BunchElectric.com

• Free Estimates

• New Construction • Remodels

(530)

966-4125

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DA DAD DC CO O CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION • Septic Systems

Installation & Maintenance

• Lot Clearing & Grading • Backhoe & Dozer Service • Water Truck Service • Driveways

L. Douglas Munjar, Owner A General Engineering CA Lic #658283

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Do you have a loved one that you worry about being alone? Provides a Free service called

The Call Connection! We can provide free reminders to clients for:

• Taking medication • Going to doctor appointments • Meal reminders • Reminders to check blood sugar • And much more! We can also provide at no charge:

• Welfare checks if no contact could be made • A friendly hello for those who do not get out but enjoy some conversation • A call to the person of your choice if we cannot reach you We can contact you via phone, email, text, instant message, TTY or Ca. relay service for FREE!

We make FREE friendly phone calls to ensure that all is well. Contact us: 530-872-8526 Fax: 530-872-1570 Beyondinclusion.heidi@gmail.com Visit us at

389 Connors Court, Suite F Chico

We are hiring!

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Calendar of Events Information current at press DECEMBER 2019 time. For up to the minute information on community events, visit paradisechamber. “The Nutcracker” com/calendar Holiday Ballet

MAY 2020

Sierra Steel Harley Davidson 1501 Mangrove, Chico

Date TBD

Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road

Parade of American Flags Display Veterans Day: November 11, 2019 Memorial Day: May 25, 2020 Independence Day: July 4, 2020 Skyway and Pearson

NOVEMBER 2019

Dec.20, 7:15pm Dec. 21, 2:15 & 7:15pm Dec. 22, 2:15pm Performed by the Northern California Ballet. 872-1719. northerncaliforniaballet.com

Chocolate Thunder Motorcycle Run

15th Annual Paradise Chocolate Fest Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway

May 9, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Chocolate galore! Chocolate fountain, professional Chocolatiers, and scoops of yummy ice cream for sale. Craft, commerAPRIL 2020 cial and community booths, delicious food selections. Kidz-Zone PRPD with giant inflatables, “ChocoEaster Egg late, Wine & Brew Tasting Tent!” Hunt featuring Guittard Chocolate Date & Company tastings and the North Valley’s premiere Wine and Craft Location Beer selections. www.chocoTBD Meet the Easter bunny and latefest.us search for Easter eggs. For grades K thru 6.

Start at Sierra Steel Harley Davidson in Chico, check-spots including Chico Honda Motorsports, Feather River Canyon Hwy 70, Scooter’s Café, Lake Oroville’s Lime Saddle Marina. Escorted parade to BBQ at Terry Ashe Park, Paradise. Includes event pin, cash prizes, chocolate! www.chocolatefest.us

“Dracula” Ballet Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road

May 15, 7:15pm, May 16, 2:15 & 7:15pm Performed by the Northern California Ballet. 872-1719. northerncaliforniaballet.com

JUNE 2020

Camp Fire Remembrance Events November 3 – 10 see schedule on page 11 ©

Paradise On Ice Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway

Nov. 7 thru Jan. 20

Gold Nugget Days

Evening of Chocolate, Wine & Brew Gala Benefit Dinner Gold Country Casino Resort, 4020 Olive Hwy. Oroville

Party in the Park Music & Marketplace

The Paradise Ice Rink is an out- Presented by the Paradise Community Park, door seasonal ice rink that will Gold Nugget Museum Date TBD Pearson and Black Olive be open daily (weather permit- April 24, 25, 26, 2020 Guittard Chocolate, Fine wines June thru July TBD ting). Public skate, adult skate, Various Paradise locations, and craft beer. Dinner & Desserts Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. ‘til dusk lessons, private rentals, and events, times to be determined. by Gold Country Casino Resort’s Artisans, community groups party rooms are all offered. The celebration of the discovery Safire Restaurant chef; musical and farmers gather in the park Sponsorship and dasher board of the 54 pound Magalia nugget entertainment, live auctions; to exchange goods and informaadvertising opportunities are in 1859. Ridge’s largest annual Tickets must be purchased in ad- tion.Music, merchandise, food, also available. www.paradise- event. vance. www.chocolatefest.us beer, wine & good times! prpd.com 94............................................................................................. PARADISE RISING Resource Guide for the Ridge FALL/WINTER 2019/20


Calendar of Events JULY 2020

the Golden West, the Travis Air Force Band. There will be food, beer and wine available for purchase.

OCTOBER 2020

johnny appleseed days Blues and Brews

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Pinewood Derby Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway

July 4th In the Park with United States Air Force Band

July TBD 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Paradise Community Park, Pearson and Black Olive

July 4, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Enjoy an old-fashioned July 4th, be entertained by USAF Band of

Kids can build and race their own Pinewood Derby cars. Racers compete for best design and most original car. Car kits may be purchased for $6; admission to derby is free. 872-6393, paradiseprpd.com

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MAINTENANCE Paradise

872-7975

Johnny Appleseed Days Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway

October 3 & 4 The oldest harvest festival in the state. Crafts, food, entertainment, demonstrations, business booths, and game booths for children. Presented by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 877-9356, www.ParadiseChamber.com

Paradise Community Park, Pearson and Black Olive

October 3, 1:00 – 9:00pm Fun and talented Blues music by local bands. Wine, Beer, Food raffles and dancing. Looking for a great crowd!

Visit paradisechamber.com/ calendar

ALLEN’S HAULING & SCRAP METAL

Serving Butte County and surrounding areas

• Consultations • Storage Units Residential • Disposal & Commercial • Estate Liquidations • Construction Clean-Up • Industrial Hauling • Real Estate • Site Removal • Garages Scrap Metal Specialist • Offices • Shops • Yard Sales No Saturday Calls Please

530-520-3245

Chico

894-3544 Lic #1051803

FREE ESTIMATES

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Rotary Club of Paradise working to restore the ridge

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idge strong for more than 70 years, the Rotary Club of Paradise is in Phase 2 of the recovery/rebuild effort. Phase 1 involved distributing $80,000 in gift cards through Youth for Change to Camp fire victims. Grants awarded by the Paradise Rotary Foundation include; Moose Lodge in Paradise to upgrade the RV area electrical outlets to host 13 FEMA trailers, new welcome to Paradise signs on Clark Road and Skyway and to PHS Alumni Ev Duran for his documentary “All its name implies”. Existing businesses and community organizations can apply for grants from the Paradise Rotary Foundation, TAX ID#26-2754805. Applications are available at ParadiseRotaryFoundation.org. Individuals, businesses and organizations may donate at ParadiseStrong. org or by mail to:

Paradise Rotary Foundation C/O John Rank 45 Jan Court, #170 Chico, CA 95928

Rotarians continue to be of service in our community as well volunteering their time to benefit the Ridge. Recently, a work day was held at Paradise Ridge Elementary School where Rotarians helped paint, clean windows, worked on landscape and organized school supplies for returning students. Rotarians and friends continue to meet weekly at noon on Thursday at Shelly’s Creative Catering, 2565 Zanella Way, Suite A, Chico. There are weekly guest speakers on a wide array of topics. February 1, 2020 is the date for the Rotary Club of Paradise Annual Crab Feed. Mark your calendar – tickets will sell quickly! The Rotary Club of Paradise is looking for people to join as members or as a ‘friend of Rotary’. Please join us – we are “People of Action” and will continue to rebuild our communities provide service worldwide.

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Local Business Resource Guide

Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc.

Camp Fire Workforce Center 1600 Mangrove Ave., Suite 115 Chico (530) 616-1053 afwd.org AFWD is a non-profit organization providing Job Fairs and Rapid Response assistance for businesses seeking employees or for workers seeking new jobs due to the wildfires. AFWD also provides business services including job postings, recruitment of qualified applicants, compliance with labor law requirements, management, and training of existing workforce.

Chicostart 411 Main Street Ste. 101, Chico (530) 924 -5100 wendy@chicostart.com chicostart.com Tech and entrepreneurial hub in Chico, supporting and enriching Northern California’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and providing resources to startups. Chicostart also helps displaced businesses impacted by the Camp Fire..

2480 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico

Butte College Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

(530) 895-9015 butte.edu/thetrainingplace Performance improvement solutions for economic development, sustainability and growth. Training is delivered on site at employer locations or facilitated in professional training centers.

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce 6161 Clark Road, #1 Paradise (530) 891-5556 ParadiseChamber.com PRCoC supports Ridge business with business listings, events, advocacy, and outreach, and partners with regional, statewide and national economic and workforce organizations to foster success. Dues are a tax-deductible businesses expense, and structured to fit every budget.

Town of Paradise 5555 Skyway, Paradise (530) 872-6291 Townofparadise.com Service and support to businesses, including issuing licenses/permits to ensure proper compliance with codes. Business Licenses are required for businesses located within the Paradise Town Limits or providing service to Paradise residents or businesses. KeepitParadise.com features a directory of all licensed businesses.

Center for Economic Development & Geographical Information Center 35 Main Street, Suite 203, Chico (530) 898-4598 Email: cedcal@csuchico.edu cedcal.com Helping communities and businesses in planning, community development, employment generation, natural resource management, workforce development, alternative energy advancement, and leadership training.

Visit the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and join.

ltodd@nvcf.org Buttestrongfund.org Partnership of the North Valley Community Foundation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Fund. Funding is available for Camp Fire affected businesses that have re-opened or are still deciding whether to re-open.

North Valley Community Foundation Business Fund

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) (530) 342-8932 score.org Education and mentorship to help small businesses launch, grow and achieve their goals.

1430 East Ave, Suite 4-A, Chico (530) 893-8732 3coreedc.org Assisting small businesses with financial capital for those impacted by wildfires.

Butte Strong Fund

(530) 892-9600 • ncen.org Addressing workforce development needs and supporting job seekers and businesses.

(530) 895-9017 buttecollegesbdc.com Business consulting, trainings, referrals and guidance to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs to help start, develop, manage and grow their businesses and gain access to capital.

Economic & Workforce Development/The Training Place @ Butte College

3CORE, Inc.

Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC)

Butte College Resources

Grants, Loans and Financing

2490 Main Street, Suite 260, Chico (530) 891-1150 nvcf.org/businesses Focusing on the restart, , resiliency and renewal of businesses in Paradise and the surrounding communities. Assistance includes technical advice, micro-loans, micro-grants, credit enhancements, matching funds, workshops, relocation assistance, mentoring, infrastructure and any other means that will retain and expand business activity impacted by the Camp Fire.

Rotary Club of Paradise Assisting with businesses and organizations that will be participating in the reestablishment of the Paradise Ridge. Apply at paradiserotary.org/business-grant. For more information, email Paradise Rotary Foundation foundation: paradise.rotary@gmail.com.

 

For more information, visit paradisechamber.com/-information

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We are proud to continue on and serving our Ridge residents with quality service

BURKETT’S AUTOMOTIVE Located right behind our old shop!

797 Elliott Rd. Paradise FOREIGN & DOMESTIC • Brake & Lamp • Tune-Ups • Heaters • Vehicle Inspections • Smog Repair Station

PARADISE STRONG!

872-3876 burkettsauto.com

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Ridge Resource Directory Government Paradise Town Hall 555 Skyway, 872-6291

Supervisor Doug Teeter 6585 Clark Road, Suite 200, Cobblestone Court (530) 552-5000

Congressman Doug La Malfa 20 Independence Circle. Ste B. Chico, (530) 343-1000

Senator Jim Nielsen

2635 Forest Ave., Ste. 110, Chico, 879-7424

Assemblyman James Gallagher Chico District Office, 2060 Talbert Dr. Ste.110, 895-4217

Assemblyman Brian Dahle

280 Hemsted Dr., Suite 110, Redding, 223-6300

Community Services Animal Control & Shelter 925 American Way, 872-6275

Cemetery District 980 Elliott Road Paradise, 877-4493 Magalia, 877-1734

Chamber of Commerce 6161 Clark Road, #1 877-9356

Paradise Recreation & Park District (PRPD) 6626 Skyway, 872-6393

Ridge Post Offices 6469 Clark Road Paradise, 872-5150 14146 Skyway Magalia, 873-1611 16939 Skyway Stirling City 873-4475

Medical & Emergency Services

Comcast (Cable, Phone & Internet Service)

Residential: 800-266-2278

Feather River Health Center

Water

Enloe Medical Center

Paradise Irrigation District

5125 Skyway, 872-2000

1531 Esplanade, Chico 332-4585

Butte County EMS 333 Huss Dr., Chico 891-5854

Fire Department

EMERGENCY - 911 767 Birch St., 872-6264 14164 Skyway, Magalia 872-6323

Police Department

EMERGENCY 911 TTY Emergency 877-1800 5595 Black Olive Drive 872-6241

Butte County Sheriff’s Office

Oroville, 538-7321 Paradise Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) 5595 Black Olive Drive 872-6314

Utilities Disposal & Recycling

Northern Recycling & Waste Services (NRWS) 920 American Way, 876-3340

Neal Road Landfill 1023 Neal Rd, Chico, 899-2352

Electricity & Gas Pacific Gas & Electric Residential: 800-743-5000

Telephone/Internet AT&T

800-288-2020 Repair: 611

6332 Clark Road, 877-4971

Del Oro Water Company 14147 Lakeridge Ct., Magalia 809-3992

Social Services Visit HelpCentral.org or dial 211 to quickly find low-cost and no-cost health and human services in Butte County.

Butte County Behavioral Health/ Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Centers 560 Cohasset Rd., Chico 879-3950 2430 Bird St., Oroville 538-7277

Butte County Behavioral Health Services/Youth Mental Health 109 Parmac Road Chico, 891-2850

Butte County Veterans’ Services

Located at Butte Community Employment Center 2445 Carmichael Dr. Chico, 891-2759

Butte Home Health & Hospice

Child Protective Services 78 Table Mountain Blvd. Oroville, 538-7617 Emergency: 800-400-0902

Community Legal Information Center

25 Main St #102, Chico, 898-4354

Employment & Social Services 2445 Carmichael Dr. Chico, 879-3845 78 Table Mountain Blvd. Oroville, 538-7711

Long-Term Ombudsman Butte County, 898-6628

Passages Adult Resource Center 25 Main St, Chico, 898-5923

Planned Parenthood

3100 Cohasset Rd., Chico, 342-8367

Rape Crisis Intervention

24 Hour Crisis Line: 342-7273 Chico, 891-1331

Paradise Salvation Army Service Center (530) 251-7782

Butte County Crisis Hotline (24 hour), 891-2810 Emergency, 800-334-6622

Valley Oak Children’s Services 3120 Cohasset Rd. Ste 6, Chico 895-3572, 800-345-8627

Work Training Center

2255 Fair St, Chico, 343-7994

10 Constitution Dr. Philadelphia Square, Chico 895-0462 Butte Home Health Plus 10 Constitution Drive, Ste. C Chico, 343-7095

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services

Emergency: 800-895-8476 330 Wall St., Chico, 343-7711 1931 Arlin Rhine, Oroville, 532-6427

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Chamber in Action Traditional Chamber events provide essential social continuity after the Camp Fire

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hrough its partnership with the Paradise Association of Realtors, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has expanded member benefits to include free dropin workspace. (see related article page 9). Our chamber celebrates and supports Ridge businesses in the evolving rebuild economy, and has hosted forty ribbon cuttings since December, 2018. Recognizing that our traditional events provide essential social continuity, we support our member organizations that stage a range of events to inform, uplift, and unite, demonstrating that our Ridge institutions exist organically and vibrantly outside of the buildings that once housed them.

Our construction industry companies are among our most valuable resources during the rebuild phase, and we offer special benefits to support these partners, including mixers, connections, and visibility at building permit centers. The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce also partners with the Small Business Development Center at Butte College, and offers SBDC consulting sessions and classes in its Clark Road office. For information on these programs, call 877 9356 or email Monica@Paradisechamber.com.

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted a special July 4th in the Park celebration with The Air Force Band of the Golden West performing a concert for the Paradise Ridge and its Butte County neighbors. “Galaxy� has offered to return in 2020-mark your calendars now!

PRCoC hosted a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Disaster Delegation, and connected delegates with Butte County nonprofits, community leaders, local businesses, and elected officials. We shared our stories in the interest of advancing partnerships to aid in longterm , and to provide unique insight to other communities facing The Paradise Horsemen’s Association celebrated its Grand similar challenges. First stop on the delegation tour was the helipad Reopening with a festival at its rebuilt arena at 6705 Moore at Feather River Hospital. Road in Paradise. 100........................................................................................... PARADISE RISING Resource Guide for the Ridge FALL/WINTER 2019/20


A cooperative effort involving multiple agencies, the first Home Builders Resource Expo was a resounding success offering options, resources, and encouragement to every traveler on the journey to a new Paradise.

Our Chamber  was joined by colleagues on the Butte County Business Task Force to visit local businesses in the second “Together We Rise” outreach walk. These visits connect local businesses with resources as they adapt to the evolving postCamp Fire marketplace. PRCoC Board Members Jeni Harris of Curves Paradise and Heidi Elick of Prosperity Investment Management, Inc. joined the walk.

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce was honored to receive a generous contribution from Tri Counties Bank at its Grand Opening. Visit your local branch at 6848 Skyway, Suite Q, in the Holiday Plaza.

Among the first businesses to reopen after the Camp Fire, the newly remodeled Paradise Save Mart serves Ridge residents and rebuild crews.

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Chamber Directory During this period, the Paradise Ridge business environment is changing day by day. Directory info is as accurate as possible at press time. Visit Paradise Chamber.com for information that is updated daily.

Chamber Members ACCOUNTING Blue Star Solutions 693 Fir St Paradise (530) 872-0948

Matthews, Hutton & Warren, CPAs

Promote local commerce and industry Maintain high ethical standards in business and professions Positively contribute to the quality of life on the Ridge

Valley Yellow Pages 1850 North Gateway Blvd #152 Fresno (800) 350-8887

Yellowbook USA 901 Bruce Rd. Ste. 150 Chico (530) 896-7900

2639 Forest Ave, ste 110 Chico (530) 877-6793

ACUPUNCTURE Elements of Health 6407 Skyway Rd Paradise (530) 451-6700

Heavenly Herbs & Acupuncture 13 Williamsburg Lane (temporary location) Chico (530) 877-7003

ADVERTISING AT&T Yellow Pages 11249 Gold Country Blvd. #100 Gold River (916) 852-3044

Bourbon Hill 3513 Shadowtree Lane Chico (530) 864-7097

Directory Sales Management Inc. (530) 520-3065

Paradise Post 400 E. Park Ave. Chico (530) 877-4413

Preferred Professionals Paradise (530) 520-3065

AIRPORT Paradise Airport 4405 Airport Road Paradise (530) 521-2289

ALTERATIONS Crafty Sewing Sue Seamstress 814 Roe Road Paradise (530) 877-7203

ANIMAL WELFARE PASH P.O. Box 1021 Paradise (530) 876-8195

Topcats on the Ridge, Inc. P.O. Box 2281 Paradise (530) 872-8112

APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE Hudson’s Appliance Center 2525 Dominic Drive Suite D Chico (530) 877-6312

ARCHITECTS Pasquini Engineering, Inc. 903 H Street, #300 Bakersfield (530) 332-8311

ASSISTED LIVING Sunshine Assisted Living 1456 Sun Manor Paradise (530) 877-4463

BANKS Mechanics Bank 672 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 877-0857

Tri Counties Bank 6848 Q Skyway Paradise (530) 872-2992

US Bank 6817 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-9373

6930 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-0813

Law Office of Christian A. Atherton

BEAUTY CARE/ SALONS

McKernan,Lanam,Bakke & Williams, LLP 55 Independence Circle Suite 106 Chico (530) 877-4961

Patricia Wood Elkerton, Atty. at Law P.O. Box 1408 Paradise (530) 519-4065

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR Lyons Express Lube & Oil 5605 Almond Street Paradise (530) 762-0295

Paradise Auto Body 1122 Elliott Rd Paradise (530) 872-8060

Matthews, Hutton & Warren, CPAs 2639 Forest Ave, ste 110 Chico (530) 877-6793

Tax Solutions 1803 Mangrove Ave. Suite D Chico (530) 877-9014

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Wells Fargo Bank

ATTORNEYS

2112 East 5th Avenue Oroville (530) 877-6332

BOOKKEEPING

A Cut Above Paradise 6848 Skyway Suite C Paradise (530) 877-7365

Paradise Skin Care Paradise (530) 513-0751

BICYCLES Chico Velo Cycling Club

Chico Chamber of Commerce 180 East 4th Street, Suite 120, Chico (530) 891-5556

Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce 1789 Montgomery Street Oroville (530) 538-2543

Poje Palace Industries Paradise (608) 304-9489

125 W 3rd St, Ste. 210 Chico (530) 343-8356

Paradise Bikes 6282 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-3992

BLOOD BANKS AND CENTERS Vitalant 555 Rio Lindo Ave. Chico (530) 893-5433

BUSINESS CONSULTING Partner Zink Consulting Chico (626) 840-4438

BUSINESS SERVICES 3CORE, Inc. 1430 East Ave., Suite 4A Chico (530) 893-8732

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2019-2020 Chamber members continue Butte College SBDC 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Chico (530) 895-9017

Coastal Business Systems 888 Manzanita Ct Suite 120 Chico (530) 892-2146

SCORE 1324 Mangrove #114 Chico (530) 342-8932

CAMPING/RV PARK Gold Country Casino & Hotel 4020 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 538-4560

CANDIES Joy Lyn’s Candies 220 Pearson Rd. Paradise (530) 872-9167

CARPET, UPHOLSTERY, & DRY CLEANING SERVICES The Cleaning Connection / Esplanade Cleaners 164 E 2nd Ave Chico (530) 877-8678

Northstate Carpet Cleaning 803 Bruce Lane Chico (530) 514-2001

CASINOS Gold Country Casino & Hotel 4020 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 538-4560

CATERING Green Paradise Deli Café 6695 Skyway Paradise (530) 876-1964

Pair-O-Dice Chapter E.Clampus Vitus P.O.Box 711 Paradise (530) 872-2052

Yony’s Roasted Corn Food Cart (909) 247-5398

CEMETERIES Paradise Cemetery District 980 Elliott Road Paradise (530) 877-4493

CHILD CARE Pee Wee Preschool 7196 Skyway Paradise (530) 228-7393

Valley Oak Children’s Services 3120 Cohasset Road Suite 6, Chico (530) 895-3572

CHURCHES Center for Spiritual Living, Paradise 14 Hillary Lane, Chico (530) 877-5673

Craig Memorial Congregational Church Temporary home 780 Luther Drive Paradise (530) 877-3254

Paradise Adventist Church 2500 Floral Ave. Chico (530) 877-4454

Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd Paradise (530) 877-7069

Paradise Church of Christ 1181 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 877-7479

Paradise Lutheran Church 780 Luther Drive Paradise (530) 877-3549

Paradise United Methodist Church 6722 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-5989

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church c/o St. John the Evangelist 2341 Floral Ave. Chico (530) 520-6300

St. Thomas More Catholic Church 767 Elliot Rd Paradise (530) 877-4501

CITY / TOWN GOVERNMENT Town of Paradise 5555 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-6291

First Baptist Church 6500 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-3532

Magalia Community Church 13700 Old Skyway Magalia (530) 877-7963

Our Savior Lutheran Church 750 Moss Ave Chico (530) 877-7321

CLEANING SERVICE White Janitorial Paradise (530) 518-7468

CLOTHING Bobbi’s Boutique 6264 Skyway Paradise (530) 564-4227

CLUBS & NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS American Cancer Society, Inc. 1165 East Avenue #100 Chico (530) 342-8365

Bare on the Ridge P.O. Box 883 Magalia (530) 873-6623

Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley 6241 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-3662

California Vocations, Inc. 564 Rio Lindo Suite 204 Chico (530) 877-4146

Chico Velo Cycling Club 125 W 3rd St, Ste. 210 Chico (530) 343-8356

Exchange Club of Paradise P.O. Box 573 Paradise (530) 521-7696

Explore Butte County 326 Huss Lane, Building E, Chico (530) 918-4585

Feather River Health Foundation 5974 Pentz Road Paradise (530) 877-9361

Friends of the Library, Paradise P.O.Box 1730 Paradise (530) 872-6320

Gold Nugget Museum 5570 Black Olive Dr. Paradise (530) 877-1919

Made In Paradise 2255 Fair Street Chico(530) 343-7994

Pair-O-Dice Chapter E.Clampus Vitus P.O.Box 711 Paradise (530) 872-2052

Paradise Chocolate Fest PO Box 2621 Paradise (530) 342-4896

Paradise Community Chorus TBD P.O.Box 1043 Magalia (530) 521-9207

Paradise Community Guilds 2775 Nord Ave Chico (530) 762-1490

Paradise Elks Lodge #2026 1080 Ewald Court Paradise (530) 877-3977

Paradise Horsemen’s Association 6705 Moore Road Paradise (530) 519-0455

Paradise Host Lions Club P.O. Box 2801 Paradise (530) 762-4919

Paradise Moose Lodge #2227 TBD 5275 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-9391

Paradise Ridge Fire Safe Council 767 Birch Street Paradise (530) 588-2652

Paradise Rod & Gun Club, Inc. P.O. Box 1081 Paradise (530) 877-1345

Paradise Rotary Club P.O. Box 820 Paradise (530) 413-7725

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2019-2020 Chamber members continue Paradise Scholarship Foundation 7050 Skyway Paradise (530) 321-4917

Paradise Symphony Society, Inc. P.O. Box 1892 Paradise (530) 809-0799

Paradise Veterans Group 6550 Skyway Paradise (530) 413-9277

PASH P.O. Box 1021 Paradise (530) 876-8195

Quota International of Paradise P.O.Box 621 Paradise (530) 877-4072

Rebuild Paradise Foundation 1058 Mangrove Ave Suite C Chico (530) 864-0825

Regenerating Paradise 10264 Zangol Place Grass Valley (415) 248-6231

Table Mountain Lodge No. 124, F. &A.M. 5934 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-7852

Topcats on the Ridge, Inc. P.O. Box 2281 Paradise (530) 872-8112

Upper Ridge Community Council Magalia (530) 762-4995

Valley Oak Children’s Services 3120 Cohasset Road Suite 6 Chico (530) 895-3572

Vitalant 555 Rio Lindo Ave. Chico (530) 893-5433

Youth For Change Paradise (530) 877-8187

COFFEE SHOPS Dutch Bros. Coffee 6901 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-3194

COMMUNITY INVESTOR Dean Fender Paradise (530) 518-2173

Ed Salome Paradise (530) 876-8517

Frank Dodini Paradise (530) 872-1999

Melissa Schuster Paradise (530) 228-0941

COMPUTER/ INTERNET Live Wire Communication 525 2nd St. Tehama (510) 304-0429

Webster IT Solutions Paradise (530) 526-2128

CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, AND IMPROVEMENT 4LEAF, INC. 2126 Rheem Drive Pleasanton (925) 785-3581

AAA Plus Construction and Restoration 8541 Younger Creek Dr. Suite 100 Sacramento 1-800-900-1001

AGS Construction Services 6150 Center St. Paradise (530) 877-5929

Aristotle Custom Homes LLC 3558 Round Barn Blvd Suite 200 Santa Rosa (707) 615-2120

Aurora Ridge Homes, Inc. 5910 Clark Road, Ste G Paradise (707) 729-0566

Baker Energy Team 15013 Emma Mine Way Magalia (916) 740-4550

Byers’ Enterprises, Inc. 11773 Slow Poke Lane Grass Valley (530) 272-8272

Cal-Vada Flooring 8935 Skyway (530) 877-6227

Crossfire Tree and Vegetation Services Inc. Paradise (530) 877-9002

CVE Demolition Inc. 4263 N. Selland Ave. Fresno (925) 586-3317

CW Electric 55 Tuscan Drive Paradise (530) 872-3443

Dave Soiland Company 7000 Gravenstein Hwy Cotati (707) 975-5960

DH Construction 3851 Morrow Lane, Ste. 14 Chico (530) 892-2850

Earl’s Plumbing 2264 Park Avenue Chico (530) 872-7900

Feather River Aire, Inc. 1650 Feather River Blvd. Oroville (530) 589-2260

Flores HVAC & Construction P.O. Box 1068 Durham (530) 809-0058

Gates Garage Door Services 6553 Skyway Paradise (530) 680-9457

Gillett Electric Vina (530) 200-4014

Gold-Bond Plumbing & Consulting (530) 321-4203

Integrity Builders 6627 Clark Road Paradise (530) 872-3227

James Hardie Building Products 26300 La Alameda, #400 Mission Viejo (707) 344-7167

JB Custom Builders, Inc. 78305 Avenue 41 Bermuda Dunes (760) 404-9635

Joseph Leonard’s Structural Engineering 336 Carriage Lane Auburn (530) 820-3492

Lake County Contractors 5790 Clark Road Paradise (707) 263-8482

Lintronics Electrical Co. 14616 Lafayette Cir Magalia (530) 518-3003

Magneson Tractor Service, Inc 1374 Keller Lane Paradise (530) 961-3171

Merkley Construction Co. 7020 Skyway, Suites M & N (530) 518-4606

Nor Cal Development Inc. 2282 Oroville-Chico Highway Durham (530) 899-7000

NorCal Lumber Company 4601 Bernice Ave. Marysville (916) 936-7617

Owens Construction 6299 Cumberland Magalia (530) 936-3392

Pasquini Engineering, Inc. 903 H Street, #300 Bakersfield (530) 332-8311

Powell Roofing, Inc. 43 Norfield Avenue #43 Chico (530) 892-1410

Reconstruction & Advisors, Inc. 200 N. Glendora Ave., Suite G Glendora (800) 298-6979

Reed Electric 14182 Decatur Drive Magalia (530) 990-6892

Ridge Builders LLC 6451 Skyway Paradise (530) 413-9110

Ropp Painting Company 13949 Andover Dr. Magalia (925) 872-8278

Root Surveying Inc. 17379 Piper Lane Penn Valley (530) 277-1017

S & S Floor Covering 204 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 228-9012

Selig Construction 337 Huss Drive Chico (530) 893-5898

Sherman Homes Construction, Inc. 16770 Placer Hills Rd. Suite A Meadow Vista (714) 264-2180

Smalley General Contracting 3101 Sunnyside Lane Paradise (530) 521-5645

Statewide 8864 Fruitridge Road Sacramento (916) 381-7500

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2019-2020 Chamber members continue Sustainability Management Consulting PO Box 838 Chico (530) 809-9233

Swede’s Small Engine Repair 8279 Skyway Paradise (530) 990-5676

Tallpines Millworks 13305 Woodlake Road Grass Valley (530) 263-1128

Trilogy Construction, Inc 7054 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-1180

Vox Excavation 10716 Peoria Road Browns Valley (530) 741-1069

Western Heating & Rain Gutters Paradise (530) 345-8550

Wood, Water & Stone Landscaping (530) 961-2253

COSMETICS Arbonne - Jenn Brooks, Independent Consultant Paradise (530) 864-1211

Arbonne International PO Box 1041 Chico(530) 355-6315

CREDIT UNION Sierra Central Credit Union 5175 Skyway, Paradise (530) 872-7749 Ext. 107

CRISIS INTERVENTION Catalyst Domestic Violence Services 330 Wall Street, Suite 50 Chico (530) 343-7711

DANCE INSTRUCTION Northern California Ballet 633 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 872-1719

Positive-I Dance & Circus Center 6294 Skyway Paradise (831) 747-4701

DEBRIS REMOVAL CVE Demolition Inc. 4263 N. Selland Ave. Fresno (925) 586-3317

Paradise Sanitation Company, Inc. PO Box 3815 Paradise (530) 877-3207

DENTISTS Hanosh and Hunter Dental Group 1660 Humboldt Road, Suite 1 Chico (530) 877-9800

Michael Viale, DDS 650 Rio Lindo Avenue, Suite 10 Chico (530) 872-5233

Paradise Gentle Dentistry, Brent E Parrott, DDS 2014 5th Avenue Oroville (530) 877-2313

Stephens Dental Group 2485 Notre Dame # 350 Chico (530) 343-5455

DISABLED SERVICES California Vocations, Inc. 564 Rio Lindo Suite 204 Chico (530) 877-4146

DOG TRAINING A Good Dog Day Behavior & Training

Lintronics Electrical Co. 14616 Lafayette Cir. Magalia (530) 518-3003

(530) 459-8767

Reed Electric

EDUCATION Achieve Charter Schools of Paradise 1494 East Avenue Chico (530) 872-4100

Butte Community College 3536 Butte Campus Dr. Oroville (530) 895-2511

Butte College SBDC 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Chico (530) 895-9017

Children’s Community Charter School 2346 Floral Ave. Chico (530) 877-2227

HomeTech Charter School 6249 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-1171

Paradise Charter Middle School 6473 Clark Road Paradise (530) 872-7277

Paradise Unified School District 6696 Clark Rd Paradise (530) 872-6400

ELECTRICAL SERVICES Bunch Electric 164 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 966-4125

CW Electric 55 Tuscan Drive Paradise (530) 872-3443

Gillett Electric Vina (530) 200-4014

14182 Decatur Drive Magalia (530) 990-6892

Smalley General Contracting 3101 Sunnyside Lane Paradise (530) 521-5645

EMERGENCY SERVICES Butte County EMS 333 Huss Drive Suite #100, Chico (530) 891-4357

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Allevity Employer Solutions 383 Connors Court, Suite A Chico (530) 891-1955

Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. 2445 Carmichael Drive Chico (530) 961-5125

ENGINEERING 4LEAF, INC. 2126 Rheem Drive Pleasanton (925) 785-3581

Joseph Leonard’s Structural Engineering 336 Carriage Lane Auburn (530) 820-3492

Pasquini Engineering, Inc. 903 H Street, #300 Bakersfield (530) 332-8311

Rancho Engineering, Inc. 330 Wall Street #40 Chico (530) 877-3700

Vox Excavation 10716 Peoria Road Browns Valley (530) 741-1069

ENGINEERING PRODUCTS Compac Engineering, Inc 1111 Noffsinger Lane Paradise (530) 872-2044

ENTERTAINMENT AND ARTS Gold Country Casino & Hotel 4020 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 538-4560

Paradise Community Chorus TBD P.O. Box 1043 Magalia (530) 521-9207

Paradise Performing Arts Center 777 Nunneley Road Paradise (530) 872-8454

Paradise Symphony Society, Inc. P.O. Box 1892 Paradise (530) 809-0799

RocketSpots 48 Bellarmine Court Suite 50 Chico (530) 327-8871

Theatre on the Ridge 3735 Neal Road Paradise (530) 877-5760

ESTATE SALES Jeannie’s Consignment 491 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 762-4960

EVENT FACILITY Casa de Paradiso 2495 Carmichael Dr. Chico (530) 566-9802

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2019-2020 Chamber members continue Paradise Airport 4405 Airport Road Paradise (530) 521-2289

Paradise Community Guilds 2775 Nord Ave Chico (530) 762-1490

Paradise Elks Lodge #2026 1080 Ewald Court Paradise (530) 877-3977

Paradise Lutheran Church, The PLaCe 780 Luther Drive Paradise (530) 877-3549

Paradise Performing Arts Center 777 Nunneley Road Paradise (530) 872-8454

Paradise Pines Property Owners Assoc. 14211 Wycliff Way Magalia (530) 873-1114

Paradise Recreation and Park District 6626 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-6393

Table Mountain Lodge No. 124, F. &A.M. 5934 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-7852

FINANCIAL ADVISORS Edward Jones - Donna Buzzard, Financial Advisor 6311 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-7000

Edward Jones Investments- Shannon Hurte 676 East First Avenue, Suite 11 Chico (530) 872-4339

FINANCIAL PLANNERS Prosperity Investment Management, Inc. 2561 California Park Drive Suite 110 Chico (530) 877-4111

FLOORING Cal-Vada Flooring 8935 Skyway (530) 877-6227

S & S Floor Covering 204 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 228-9012

FOOD STORES Fastrip Food Store #47-909 9190 Skyway Paradise (530) 876-0600

Holiday Market 6848-L Skyway Paradise (530) 877-7621

Safeway Store #302 (925) 467-3361

GAS - PROPANE Reliance Propane 10198 Highway 70 Marysville (530) 872-7740

GAS STATIONS Fastrip Food Store #47-909 9190 Skyway Paradise (530) 876-0600

GIFTS Dove’s Gypsy Heart Boutique 1950 East 20th Street, Ste. G 713 Chico Mall Chico (530) 872-2200

Joy Lyn’s Candies 220 Pearson Rd. Paradise (530) 872-9167

Made In Paradise 2255 Fair Street Chico (530) 343-7994

Secrets of Paradise 6433 Skyway Paradise (530) 228-8238

Thomas Ace Hardware 5720 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-4442

GLASS SALES/ SERVICE/ REPAIR

GRAPHIC DESIGN & MARKETING Digital Print & Design 3851 Morrow Lane Suite 1, Chico (530) 893-0995

Miller Glass, Inc 745 Cherry Street Chico (530) 877-9300

GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS Assemblyman James Gallagher

GRANT WRITING Gary Bess Associates, Inc. 2205 Meadow Creek Rd. Lincoln (530) 877-3426

Chico District Office 2060 Talbert Drive, Suite 110, Chico (530) 895-4217

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Byers’ Enterprises, Inc.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa 120 Independence Circle Suite B Chico (530) 343-1000

Supervisor Doug Teeter 6585 Clark Road, Suite 200 Paradise (530) 552-5000

11773 Slow Poke Lane Grass Valley (530) 272-8272

Western Heating & Rain Gutters 2371 Washington Ave. Ste. A Oroville (530) 538-8550

Save Mart 6636 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-0522

FUNERAL SERVICES Newton-Bracewell Cremation & Funeral Services 7675 Skyway Paradise (530) 873-7602

Rose Chapel 6382 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-4923

GARAGE DOORS Gates Garage Door Services 6553 Skyway Paradise (530) 680-9457

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2019-2020 Chamber members continue HARDWARE STORE Thomas Ace Hardware 5720 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-4442

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Elements of Health 6407 Skyway Paradise (530) 451-6700

The Lotus Guide P.O. Box 135 Chico (530) 894-8433

HEALTH CARE Adventist Health 5125 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-2000

Feather River Health Center 5125 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-2000

Home Instead Senior Care 2639 Forest Avenue Suite 110, Chico (530) 877-6100

Pillsbury Physical Therapy, Inc. 6678 Clark Road Paradise (530) 876-1006

HEALTH CLUBS / GYMS Paradise Stronger PO Box 3991 Chico (530) 876-4151

Curves Paradise 6848 Skyway, Suite G Paradise (530) 877-8300

Paradise Fitness 6626 Clark Rd Suite M. Paradise (530) 872-5090

HEALTH / NUTRITION Arbonne - Jenn Brooks, Independent Consultant Paradise (530) 864-1211

Arbonne International PO Box 1041 Chico (530) 355-6315

Heavenly Herbs & Acupuncture 13 Williamsburg Lane (temporary location) Chico (530) 877-7003

HEATING & AIR Feather River Aire, Inc. 1650 Feather River Blvd. Oroville (530) 589-2260

Flores HVAC & Construction P.O. Box 1068 Durham (530) 809-0058

HOME AND GARDEN Swede’s Small Engine Repair 8279 Skyway Paradise (530) 990-5676

Wood, Water & Stone Landscaping Paradise (530 961-2253

HOME-BASED BUSINESS Arbonne - Jenn Brooks, Independent Consultant Paradise (530) 864-1211

Arbonne International PO Box 1041 Chico (530) 355-6315

Crafty Sewing Sue Seamstress 814 Roe Road Paradise (530) 877-7203

HOSPITALS Enloe Medical Center 1531 Esplanade Chico (530) 332-4585

Oroville Hospital 2767 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 533-8500

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY Mendes Supply Company 2710 Feather River Blvd Suite #A Oroville (530) 524-7788

IN HOME SENIOR CARE Home Instead Senior Care 2639 Forest Avenue Suite 110, Chico (530) 877-6100

INSURANCE Heritage Insurance Agency 290 Airpark Boulevard Chico (530) 894-3276

Kevin Baker Insurance Agency 389 Conners Ct, Suite G Chico (530) 872-4644

Nevin & Witt Insurance 1600 Mangrove Ave., Ste.195 Chico (530) 894-0111

Professional Claims Insurance Agency 3221 Cohasset Road Chico 224-9322

Sweeney & Selland Insurance Services 2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Suite 230 Chico (530) 487-8200

Titus Pacific Insurance Services 2068 Talbert Drive #100 Chico (530) 895-1555

JEWELRY Roxanne Design Studio Magalia (530) 521-5913

Secrets of Paradise 6433 Skyway Paradise (530) 228-8238

LANDSCAPING Garden of Eden Magalia (530) 873-3471

Wood, Water & Stone Landscaping Paradise (530 961-2253

LODGING Gold Country Casino & Hotel 4020 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 538-4560

Ponderosa Gardens Motel, Inc TBD 7010 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-9094

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING Gary Bess Associates, Inc. 2205 Meadow Creek Rd. Lincoln (530) 877-3426

Partner Zink Consulting Chico (626) 840-4438

MARKETING Cedar Creek Communications P.O. Box 599 Magalia (530) 872-0850

Explore Butte County 326 Huss Lane, Building E, Chico (530) 918-4585

MEDIA KIXE TV 603 N Market Street Redding (530) 243-5493

MEDICAL Butte County EMS 333 Huss Drive Suite #100, Chico (530) 891-4357

Paradise Medical Group, Inc. 6460 Pentz Road Paradise (530) 872-6650

METAL BUILDINGS Mister Metal 3450 Palmer Drive 4-153 Cameron Park (916) 936-7746

MORTGAGE COMPANIES American Capital Corp - Ken Hunt 7020 Skyway Suite H Paradise (530) 877-8800; (530) 218-5193

Argus Lending 6331 and 6335 Skyway Paradise (530) 332-8298

Professional Mortgage Associates P.O. Box 358 Magalia (530) 413-9673

MOVING/ ORGANIZING Jeannie’s Consignment 491 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 762-4960

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2019-2020 Chamber members continue MUSEUMS Gold Nugget/ Depot Museum 5570 Black Olive Drive Paradise (530) 877-1919

MUSICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIR Guitar Gear Garage 14154 Skyway Suite 1 Magalia (530) 520-2667

NEWSPAPERS Paradise Post 400 E. Park Ave. Chico (530) 877-4413

OFFICE EQUIPMENT Advanced Document Concepts 702 Nord Avenue Chico (530) 893-8711

Coastal Business Systems 888 Manzanita Ct Suite 120 Chico (530) 892-2146

PACKAGING AND SHIPPING SERVICES Mendes Supply Company 2710 Feather River Blvd Suite #A Oroville (530) 524-7788

PAGEANTS HeartShine Foundation 562 Antelope Blvd Red Bluff (530) 718-8591

PAINTING Ropp Painting Company 13949 Andover Dr. Magalia (925) 872-8278

PET SERVICES A Good Dog Day Behavior & Training (530) 459-8767

Pet Sitting in Paradise Paradise (530) 762-8096

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS/ OPTOMETRIST/ OPTICAL DISPENSARY Eye Life Institute 5889 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-2020

J&J Optical, Inc. 6153 Center Street Paradise (530) 876-1586

Ridge Eye Care 7056 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-2250

ORCHARDS Noble Orchards 7050 Pentz Rd. Paradise (530) 781-4784

PHARMACIES

PHYSICAL THERAPY Pillsbury Physical Therapy, Inc. 6678 Clark Road Paradise (530) 876-1006

PLUMBING SERVICES 99 Plumbing 4833 Hedstrom Way Suite D Chico (530) 592-8676

Earl’s Plumbing 2264 Park Avenue Chico (530) 872-7900

Gold-Bond Plumbing & Consulting (530) 321-4203

Smalley General Contracting 3101 Sunnyside Lane Paradise (530) 521-5645

PORTABLE TOILETS

Rite Aid 14115 Lakeridge Circle Magalia (530) 873-0800

Rite Aid Paradise 6007 Clark Road Paradise (530) 872-2700

Walgreens 7576 Skyway Paradise (530) 876-8222

PHOTOGRAPHY C&C Photo Booth Rentals 1149 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 762-2468

A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing 2050 Lincoln Street Oroville (530) 413-9887

Cedar Creek Communications P.O. Box 599 Magalia (530) 872-0850

Digital Print & Design 3851 Morrow Lane, Suite 1, Chico (530) 893-0995

Wilson Printing and Signs 730 Main Street Chico (530) 877-8721

World Graphics 1388 Longfellow Ave Ste. 10 Chico (530) 520-6475

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CB Properties

Alpine Portable Toilet Services LLC

5848 Skyway Suite #1 Paradise (530) 877-8400

2593 South 5th Avenue Oroville (530) 712-9230

PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Paradise Pines Property Owners Assoc.

Paradise Drug 195 Cohasset Road Chico (530) 877-4981

PRINTING AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

Cedar Creek Communications P.O. Box 599 Magalia (530) 872-0850

PUBLICATIONS North State Parent Magazine P.O.Box 1602 Mount Shasta (530) 926-1287

Paradise Post 400 E. Park Ave. Chico (530) 877-4413

14211 Wycliff Way Magalia (530) 873-1114

RADIO STATIONS Deer Creek Broadcasting, LLC 2654 Cramer Lane Chico (530) 345-0021

REAL ESTATE American Homes and Land 5580 Almond Street Paradise (530) 413-0041

Blue Team Realty 6141 B Center Street Paradise (530) 961-3400

CB Properties 5848 Skyway Suite #1 Paradise (530) 877-8400

Century 21 Select, Patty G. McKee, Realtor® 5428 Skyway Paradise (530) 518-5155

C21 Select Group, Doriane Regalia PO Box 105 Magalia (707) 292-2211

Century 21 Select Inc. Sue Mawer 5428 Skyway Paradise (530) 520-4094

Century 21 Select Real Estate, Susan G. Thomas 5428 Skyway Paradise (530) 518-8041

Century 21 Select Real Estate Inc. Mike Richards® 5428 Skyway Paradise (530) 864-9192

Coldwell Banker Ponderosa Real Estate 7020 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-6244

DC Investments One LLC PO Box 1034 Paradise (530) 238-5264

Johnson Real Estate 30 Landing Circle Suite 300 Chico (530) 877-1791

Paradise Association of Realtors 6161 Clark Road # 2 Paradise (530) 809-3809

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2019-2020 Chamber members continue Real Estate Professionals 205 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 872-1600

Rachel Copeland, Realtor 6400 Skyway Paradise (530) 783-9191

RE/MAX of Paradise Real Estate

RESTAURANTS Casa de Paradiso 2495 Carmichael Dr. Chico (530) 566-9802

Green Paradise Deli Café 6695 Skyway Paradise (530) 876-1964

Meeho’s

6635 Clark Road Paradise (530) 872-5880

6808 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-7031

RE/MAX of Paradise Rhonda Maehl

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

14154 Skyway #8 Magalia (530) 873-7640

Steve Youngblood & Shirley Daley Realtors 4477 Garden Bar Rd Lincoln (916) 412-3103 or (916) 223-2500

RECREATION AND SPORTS Chico Velo Cycling Club 125 W 3rd St. Ste 210 Chico (530) 343-8356

Dogtown Archery 13709 SKyway Magalia (530) 327-7800

Explore Butte County 326 Huss Lane, Building E, Chico (530) 918-4585

Paradise Recreation and Park District 6626 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-6393

RECYCLING SERVICES Northern Recycling & Waste Services, LLC 920 American Way Paradise (530) 876-3340

6626 Clark Road Suite K Paradise (530) 872-1991

Nic’s Place 6256 Skyway Paradise (530) 564-4227

Yony’s Roasted Corn Food Cart (909) 247-5398

ROOFING Powell Roofing, Inc. 43 Norfield Avenue #43 Chico (530) 892-1410

SCHOOLS Achieve Charter Schools of Paradise 1494 East Avenue Chico (530) 872-4100

Children’s Community Charter School 2346 Floral Ave. Chico (530) 877-2227

HomeTech Charter School 6249 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-1171

Paradise Adventist Academy 5699 Academy Drive Paradise (530) 877-6540

Paradise Charter Middle School 6473 Clark Road Paradise (530) 872-7277

Paradise Unified School District 6696 Clark Road, Paradise (530)872-6400

SELF PROTECTION PRODUCTS

Youth For Change 5538 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-8187

SOLAR POWER Baker Energy Team 15013 Emma Mine Way Magalia (916) 740-4550

Alarm Alliance (530) 873-4699

SEPTIC SERVICE Alpine Portable Toilet Services LLC 2593 South 5th Avenue Oroville (530) 712-9230

Dobrich Septic Service P.O. Box 1067 Magalia (530) 873-0199

Dobrich & Sons Septic Service P.O. Box 1681 Magalia (530) 873-9901

Magneson Tractor Service, Inc 1374 Keller Lane Paradise (530) 961-3171

Paradise Sanitation Company, Inc. PO Box 3815 Paradise (530) 877-3207

SEWING Crafty Sewing Sue Seamstress 814 Roe Road Paradise (530) 877-7203

SHOES Baker’s Birkenstock 691 Fir Street Paradise (530) 762-0640

SOCIAL SERVICES Work Training Center For the Handicapped 2255 Fair St. Chico (530) 343-7994

Byers’ Enterprises, Inc. 11773 Slow Poke Lane Grass Valley (530) 272-8272

SPORTING GOODS Fins, Fur and Feather Sports 1520 Bader Mine Road Paradise (530) 876-8800

STORAGE SELF SERVICE American Self-Storage 9100 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-1219

Clark Road Storage 1117 Noffsinger Lane Paradise (530) 877-6258

Five Star Mini-Storage 5821 Clark Road Paradise (530) 876-9999

SURVEYING Root Surveying Inc. 17379 Piper Lane Penn Valley (530) 277-1017

T-SHIRT PRINTING A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing 2050 Lincoln Street Oroville (530) 413-9887

TAX SERVICE

Matthews, Hutton & Warren, CPAs 2639 Forest Ave, ste 110 Chico (530) 877-6793

Tax Solutions 1803 Mangrove Ave. Suite D Chico (530) 877-9014

TIRE DEALERS AND DISTRIBUTORS Les Schwab Tire Center 6308 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-2424

TITLE COMPANIES Bidwell Title & Escrow Co. 145 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 877-6262

Mid Valley Title & Escrow Co. 601 Main Street Chico (530) 877-4471

TRACTOR SERVICE Magneson Tractor Service, Inc 1374 Keller Lane Paradise (530) 961-3171

TRAVEL AGENCIES AND BUREAUS Paradise Travel Paradise (530) 872-0285

TREE SERVICE Crossfire Tree and Vegetation Services Inc. Paradise (530) 877-9002

Liberty Tax Service 6848 Skyway Suite V Paradise (530) 872-1876

MEMBERS continues

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2019-2020 Chamber members continue Hayden’s Stump Grinding 4914 Pentz Rd Paradise (530) 591-3068

6332 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-4971

Howell It Is

1509 Wagstaff Road Paradise (530) 966-7232

UTILITIES

Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley Paradise (530) 872-3662

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Comcast

Pacific Gas & Electric Company

6294 Skyway Paradise (831) 747-4701

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

Animal Hospital on the Ridge

5106 Cliffhanger Lane Paradise (530) 343-6809

1242 National Drive Sacramento 1-800- COMCAST

Positive-I Dance & Circus Center

VETERINARIANS

1232 Lewis Oak Road Gridley (530) 846-7962

M&S Wesley Tree Service

YOGA

Paradise Irrigation District

Youth For Change Paradise (530) 877-8187

350 Salem Street Chico (530) 896-4289

Visability is Credibility

Membership to the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is an investment in your community, all businesses on the Ridge, and your commitment to a community progress. A one-time administration free of $35 is required to process your application and due upon submission.

Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation 4995 Durham-Pentz Rd. Oroville (530) 533-1000

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Your member benefits will begin immediately following processing and remittance of dues. ©

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Tax deductible membership dues

# of employees (full time equivalent)*

Thank You to our

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce 2019 of Directors Executive Officers

Business

Judy Clemens, President

Theatre On the Ridge

David Shepler, Past President

Wells Fargo Bank

Anita Towslee, Treasurer

Tax Solutions

Jeni Harris, Secretary

Curves Paradise

Members Business Jerre Bates Gary Bess Lori Crowder

Paradise Elks’ Lodge Gary Bess Associates A Stitch Above

Heidi Elick

Prosperity Investment Mangement, Inc.

Carol Peterson

Boys & Girls Club

Annual dues

Direct Marketers: Less that 4 FTE

180

1-4 225 5-9 310 10-14 400 15-24 480 25 and over

Realtor Office Individual Professional—Member Rate

600

225 90

Offered to professionals (realtors, beauty practitioners, etc.) whose office is a Chamber member

Individual Professional—Non-Member Rate 180 Offered to professionals (realtors, beauty practitioners, etc.) whose office is a not Chamber member

Banks, credit unions and other financial institutions

Churches and non-profit organizations, schools and other government organizations Residential Membership Mobile home, RV parks and Apartments Hospitals

600 160 75

1-49 units, 285 50 + units, 310

Rates available upon request

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In Gratitude:

We ran, and they were there to catch us

W

e all have a challenge before us. We make provisions for a new life, a new beginning. And while we make our promises and discuss our future, let us not forget that we’re surrounded by communities that have taken us in and fed us, clothed us, and embraced our outstretched arms in comfort. We ran, and they were there to catch us. How can one, much less 50K, ever repay the kindness and generosity we’ve seen over the last few months?

To all of our neighboring communities, both near and far; our families and friends; complete strangers... we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Quite simply, words will never be able to express our gratitude, to you.

Although the list of strangers and friends who have shown us kindness is endless, the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce wishes to expressly thank the following for their extraordinary support of the Ridge Business Community. Aaron Rogers

Paradise Rotary Foundation

Adventist Health

Randy Shinn

Assemblyman James Gallagher

Rebuild Paradise Foundation

Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group

Senator Jim Nielsen

Chico Chamber of Commerce

The Butte County Business Task Force

City of Chico Comcast Congressman Doug LaMalfa County of Butte Explore Butte County Linda Horton-Lyons Mark & Kathryn Orlando North Valley Community Foundation Paradise Airport Paradise Association of Realtors

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

The Communities of Chico and Oroville Town of Paradise Staff and Council Tri-Counties Bank United States Chamber of Commerce Wells Fargo Western Association of Chamber Executives

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. donated 100% of the proceeds from “Resilience Butte County Prod IPA to Camp Fire Relief.” Photo by: Charles Brooks PARADISE RISING Resource Guide for the Ridge FALL/WINTER 2019/20........................................................................................... 111


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