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Your Chamber: Voice and visibility for members and community By Monica Nolan

Executive Director, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce

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n the third “Ridge Rising Guide,” the Paradise Ridge chamber of Commerce documents the progress of our remarkable community in its own words and pictures. We collaborate with our community, supporters, and newcomers to cultivate commerce. As we shed the tragedy labels of “strong” and “resilient” and resume our “Crazy Mountain Folk” identity, we face yet another unprecedented crisis. Like our businesses and sister organizations, we are pivoting and innovating to find new ways to serve a daily changing membership and marketplace.

As part of our COVID response plan, we have ramped up our publications to give greater voice and visibility to our member businesses, organizations, and community partners. Key components of economic development, Chamber publications are a tangible showcase of the resources available to businesses looking to relocate. For newcomer residents, Chamber print media offers prospective buyers an overview of quality of life, business climate, major employers, community events, and more. The Chamber supports its publications with digital readers on its website and promotes through social media and robust regional distribution. Our Chamber team of Ridge locals has worked together for

several years to produce and distribute all Chamber publications. We know how to spell “Bille,” how to say “Magalia,” how to get to “Little Pearl” Monica Nolan, Executive Director, and where the lost turtle Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce might turn up. We can connect you with business counseling and PPE, as well as a stump grinder who is also a barber. We know how important it is to welcome newcomers and teach them our Crazy Mountain Folk ways, (like how to say “Coutolenc.”) We are all on the same page (literally!) in terms of serving business and community interests. Our commitment to superior service to our membership and community is as deep as our roots on the Ridge.

Extended team members include the members, advertisers, and community who support the Ridge Rising Guide with photos, stories, and ideas. Overwhelming support has meant that we have had to turn away advertising for this edition. If you want to make sure to see your business in the next editon, your very best option is to join your Chamber! See complete information on page 127 or simply click “Join Today” on ParadiseChamber.com

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

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce 6161 Clark Rd., #1, Paradise, CA 95969 Phone: 530-877-9356 www.paradisechamber.com

Publishers: Mark Orlando, Kathryn Orlando Directory Sales Management, Inc.

(530) 520-3065 Preferredpros@sbcglobal.net Editors: Monica Nolan & Carol Peterson Production/Graphics: Jeri Luce Cover photo credits: Butte Strong: Monica Nolan Arial House: Douglas Keister Magalia Deer: Monica Nolan Community Playground: Glenn Harrington The 2020 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.

Table of Contents

Paradise history...................................4 Mayor Message.....................................5 Two year anniversary..........................6 Lauren Gill interview...........................7 Parks bright future...............................9 Map.................................................... 11 Planting Paradise........................ 14-16 Churches............................................ 23 Ridge schools update................... 18-19 Paradise Vet’s Hall............................ 27 Books on the Ridge....................... 30-31 Hiking trails...................................... 36 Explore Butte County........................ 37 Cycling on the Ridge......................... 39 Restaurants....................................... 40 Re-Discover the Ridge....................... 41 Paradise Chocolate Fest.................... 46 Magalia Beautification Association.. 49 Make it Paradise.org......................... 50 Paradise Strong................................. 51

Wildlife.............................................. 53 Motels................................................ 55 Real Estate update............................ 69 Insurance uncertainty................. 73-74 Treasure shopping............................ 77 Commerical Rebuilding.............. 79-83 Paradise Community Village........... 84 Town recovery report........................ 86 Regenerating Paradise...................... 88 Habitat for Humanity....................... 90 North Valley Community Foundation.................................... 90 Fire Safe Council............................... 95 PID status report.......................... 96-97 Theatre on the Ridge......................... 99 Rebuild Paradise Foundation........ 105 Goats for hire................................... 115 Town resource directory................. 117 Chamber in Action.......................... 118 Chamber Member Directory........... 120

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The Paradise Ridge—A remarkable community of indomitable pioneers

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esting in the northern Sierra, above the fog and below the snow, the town appropriately named Paradise grew from overland stage stops with picturesque names like Toadtown, Dogtown and Whiskey Flat.

The first inhabitants of the Paradise Ridge were Maidu Tribes who made Butte County their home from about 1500 B.C. Today’s Concow-Maidu tribe are their descendants. After gold was discovered in January 1848, prospectors headed to Paradise staking claims along the Ridge’s sparkling rivers and streams that carve their way through our stunning canyons.

The “gold fever” that led to the settlement of the Paradise Ridge also gave rise to one of our most popular annual events, the “Gold Nugget Days” celebration. In 1859, a 54-pound gold nugget was brought to Dogtown from the Willard mine, and the discovery of the “Dogtown Nugget” was heralded near and far. The event features a colorful parade, the hilarious Donkey Derby, and the crowning of the community’s Gold Nugget Queen. In the fall, “Johnny Appleseed Days” stages a joyful festival of games, displays, music and food honoring the agricultural history of the region, including our historical apple orchards. As California’s oldest harvest festival, the event has been staged since 1888, harvest and plague permitting.

A post office was established in Dogtown in 1857, serving the thriving trading post. Lumber mills operated in the 1850’s and 60’s and families settled in the area. Railroad service was established in 1904, and as the twentieth century progressed, agrarians settled the Ridge.  The Paradise Irrigation District provided water, and the Paradise Farm Center was formed.  Growers of apples, prunes and pears utilized the railroad to speed their product to market. Around 1966 it was decided the rapidly growing town of Paradise should incorporate, as the population had swelled to over 20,000 from 5,000 in just fifteen years.   The Town of Paradise was

July 4, 1911, looking down Olive Street (now Black Olive) to College Avenue (now Pearson Road.) incorporated on November 27, 1979.

Paradise was home to Yellowstone Kelly, a celebrated figure of the American west. Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly was a soldier, hunter, trapper, scout, adventurer and confidante of President Theodore Roosevelt. After a life of adventure, he and his wife Alice May retired to Paradise to establish an orchard on Clark Road. After the abandonment of the Butte County Railroad

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HISTORY continued in the early 1970’s, the 4.3 mile Paradise Memorial Trail was established, and renamed the “Yellowstone Kelly Heritage Trail” in 2017. The ruts of the Overland Stage route through Paradise were paved long ago, but visitors will continue to visit this unique locale, finding delight in its beauty and a warm welcome in its people. On November 8, 2018, Paradise, Magalia and its neighbors were devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history. As we evolve and rebuild, we invite you to explore our remarkable community of indomitable pioneers.

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hether Ridge-born, newly replanted, or back to rebuild, the people of Paradise are unwaveringly resilient. We love our town, and we have pioneered a new normal. Despite all odds, we persevere for family, for friends, and for a community we call home.

This year, like many, we’ve experienced challenges. Months of uncertainty from a global pandemic are now amplified with devastating fires in nearby towns. These events are just plain tough to handle after everything else. And yet, we have weathered bigger storms—and come out stronger for them. This years’ hurdles will be no different. We will remain strong and help our neighbors, as they helped us. The Camp Fire clearly demonstrated how tight-knit a community we truly are; we will come through this current year closer than ever. As always, the main priority of the Town Council is the safety and wellbeing of Paradise, and we’ll continue to navigate the pandemic and fire safety with our residents as the top priority.

As we move forward in the recovery process,

the Town Council continues to focus on trees, weeds, and the RV ordinance. Paradise residents with dead and dying trees on their property have access to helpful resources and information. The Town of Paradise is also conducting ongoing research to better understand the barriers property owners are currently experiencing in the rebuild process.

Looking back on 2020, we truly have many things to celebrate. Milestones include the rebuilding of commercial buildings, significant grants to rebuild our schools, and the siren warning system. In addition, over 1200 building permit applications have been received and approved! We are closing in on 400 homes completed and the pace continues to increase. The future will no doubt continue to surprise us, and we know there will be more unknowns to face. And yet, with each new house built, each new business opened, we have hope. We will continue to rebuild as a community. Together, we will come home.

Greg Bolin, Mayor, Town of Paradise

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A look at how far the Ridge has come since November 8, 2018 As the Paradise Ridge turns the calendar and marks two years since the Camp Fire destroyed much of Paradise and Magalia, the community is further ahead than many people thought right after the fire.

By Rick Dean Special to the Chamber

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is restoring clean drinking water to residents and businesses and ensuring that the delivered water meets or exceeds regulatory standards. PID has hired a company to begin the meter replacement throughout the Town—a project that is set to cost about $1.3 million. Along with a Tesla plan to install back up batteries within the district, meter replacement will save PID more than  $1 million, and will help keep the power on to the water distribution plant in the event of a power outage. The Paradise Unified School District (PUSD) is performing a makeover at the high school. The first step has been the construction of a longawaited brand-new gym in Paradise. The high school gym is set to be finished by November 2020. When the Bobcats might be able to utilize the new gym for interscholastic athletics is unclear at this time due to COVID-19 issues.

s Mayor Greg Bolin pointed out recently, there were people who were estimating that the town wouldn’t even start rebuilding for at least five years after the disaster. But within five months of the disaster, Paradise issued its first rebuilding permit. As of September 2020, the town has accepted nearly 1,150 permit applications and has issued just over 1,000 permits. Butte County has received 373 building permits within the burn area and has 87 homes that may be occupied at this time. Outside the burn scar, the County has received 37 applications to rebuild and has 18 homes finalized.

The high school also looks to be building a new administrative building with classrooms while across the street PUSD plans to build a brand-new Ridgeview High School to replace the continuation high school destroyed by the Camp Fire.

“They’re coming online quicker than what we thought,” Bolin said. “As far as getting done, it Jesse Groeschen carved this Phoenix Rising wood sculpture really depends on the builders from a tree that was mistakenly removed. It soars over and their efficiencies. Some of Skyway beside Butte Creek Canyon. them have been moving pretty Photo: Rebuild Paradise Foundation quickly.”

Paradise High School continues to share its campus with Paradise junior high students. This model will continue until student body numbers indicate a change to separate facilities. The Paradise Parks and Recreation District (PRPD) also is moving forward. PRPD has assumed responsibility and control of the recreational activities of Paradise Lake.

Multi-family residential units are an important part of the Town’s housing plan and are quickly moving ahead. To date, the Town has received permit applications for 173 units of multi-family, and approved permits for 134 units. Four multifamily buildings that have already been completed.

PRPD District Manager, Dan Efseaff said when PRPD made the decision to manage the recreational duties of the lake they saw a great opportunity to expand the district’s sports and leisure offerings. 

The Paradise Irrigation District (PID) is also in a much better position today, better than anyone thought possible after the fire, given the dire situation of lack of potable water. Today PID

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This progress is far cry from what some outside observers had thought following the disaster.

Even with the unforeseen complications of COVID-19, the Paradise Ridge is recovering faster from the Camp Fire than many had expected in the immediate months following the fire. Fortunately for Paradise, the rebuild was considered essential work and continues.

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Paradise extends a grateful farewell to Town Manager Gill

2. Where do you see Paradise being in 2023 — at the fiveyear mark?

By Rick Dean

Special to the Chamber

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ntil September Paradise will be a better, safer version of a charming little 2020, a bedroom community. I see more constant in local young families moving to Town government has been because of several projects that Lauren Gill, who served will be done in five years. For the Town of Paradise instance: for thirty-five years • Funding for the wasteand recently retired water project will be in as Town Manager. The place and the project will During the recovery Gill presided over many town meetings where Chamber recently sat be near completion, if not residents helped to provide direction and input into the future done. down with Gill and rebuild of Paradise. • The road survey for asked her about where the entire Town will be complete and many needed Paradise has been and where it’s going. 1. What has stood out to you over the last two years as Paradise rebuilds?

It is remarkable how far the Town has come in two short years, especially since the entire Council and 90% of our Town employees lost their homes. On the one hand, we were part of the chaos, yet we were also first responders.   Every day was a whirlwind of responding to emergencies and trying to find solutions.  It was like drinking from a fire hose. Rebuilding a city is very different from running one, yet in the midst of the trauma and chaos, we managed to:

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obtain a building and put up a one-stop permit center to help residents get permits, grants, information, etc.; maintain law, order and continuity of government;

work with FEMA, CalOES, Butte County and many other agencies to obtain funding for disaster recovery efforts, including debris removal and a hazard tree removal program; work with legislators to share our story and gain necessary funding;

work with a consultant and residents to prepare a Community Long-Term Recovery Plan and began work on projects that residents deemed critical for recovery; provide access to educational institutions so the world could study the Camp Fire to learn how to better handle future disasters.

What stands out the most was the extreme amount of suffering that our residents endured. It pushed me to fight hard for the Town’s recovery. 

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changes will be implemented.

All roads in Town will be repaved.

Many businesses will be open to support the reconstruction/rebuilding process. More eating/drinking establishments and multi-family housing will be possible due to the wastewater system. Many more homes will be complete and the schools be greatly improved.  

3. What is your biggest concern going forward?  

We must not forget how critical it is to hold ourselves to a high standard of fire safety for the entire community. We cannot put back exactly what we had before the fire.    4. What is next for Lauren Gill?

I am looking forward to retirement. I would like to take off in an RV and see our beautiful country.  I hope to spend more time with family and friends.  I love to read, learn new things, and go for walks on piers, so I don’t see myself sitting around much! 

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce thanks Lauren Gill for her devoted service to the Town of Paradise. Her insightful leadership guided our community through extraordinary challenge and positioned Paradise for future success. Lauren embodies the spirit of Paradise, and she leaves an outstanding team to carry on her legacy of dedication, vision and service.

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Ridge parks bright future

Dan Efseaff, District Manager

Paradise Recreation and Park District

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emember way back in the early days? When we were making sour dough bread at home? Talking about (or in my case, avoiding) the Tiger King? When zoom simply meant to ‘go fast?’ Figuring out how to “MacGyver” masks out of home supplies? Wondering if we’d ever see toilet paper again? . . .Do you miss non-sarcastic humor? The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us, and though it feels too long, it’s been only 6 months. Just think of this as a personal growth opportunity.

The Paradise Recreation and Park District has devoted this year to developing programs and events and funding for facilities and new trails and amenities in the District. Let’s say revised expectations have ruled our approach.

We’ve started planning for events or programs, only to push the calendar out. On the bright side, we are amassing some amazing plans and events for 2021. We also had the chance to refine some of our abilities to deliver programs via teleconferencing or social media. For example, we hoped to bring back the fishing derby to Aquatic Park and Paradise Lake this year. While we succeeded in getting a trout delivery to the lake, the derby event became unfeasible with COVID restrictions. Not wishing to let another year pass without this beloved tradition, we conducted a virtual photo fishing derby and received some fantastic entries: a giant catfish, a bald eagle video, little kids catching big fish, and

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big adults catching little fish—and everyone with big smiles. We opened the pools for lap swimming.

Time spent outdoors has become a critical part of people’s routines, and is also a critical part of our “Healing Through Nature” program which has helped students and schools engage with resiliency skills.

While we suspended the Ice Rink for this year, we will bring some winter cheer with our Winter Wonderland and associated new activities. Check out our web site for event updates. We started discussions with the Paradise Irrigation District before the fire, and we proudly took over the recreation management of Paradise Lake on June 1st. We are seeking comments to inform plans for next year’s programming. We have already received positive feedback on improvements, activities, and our volunteer program efforts. Speaking of input, we are putting together funding packages for park development and trails throughout the District, and we need to hear from you. This also serves as a foundation for input on our District-wide Master Management Plan.

We are exploring additions to our parks that will help protect the community from catastrophic fire and create new recreation opportunities, and we would love your input and ideas. What do you want to see at Lakeridge Park in Magalia? What improvements do you need at Noble, Moore, and Bille Parks in Paradise? How about Butte Creek Canyon and Concow/Yankee Hill? We welcome your input.

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Town of Paradise Moving Forward! By Colette Curtis

Community safety a priority

Assistant to Paradise Town Manager

As we rebuild our community, safety is our top priority. The Paradise Police Department has been successful in recruiting new officers out of the Police Academy as well as more seasoned officers from neighboring communities. Our Police Department is fully staffed, with officers focused on keeping our community safe as we rebuild. Cal Fire continues to protect the Town of Paradise by providing staffing for our Fire Stations, and the Town continues to work with our Fire Safe Council on weed abatement and education programs to keep our community as fire safe as possible. New, stricter regulations on weed and brush on property are being enforced by our Fire Inspectors and Code Enforcement Officers, making sure everyone does their part to keep Paradise fire safe.

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ith new homes being built every day, you might wonder what Paradise has to offer outside of construction – the answer is plenty! New businesses are opening to serve our residents and visitors. Tractor Supply is opening a store in part of the old Kmart building on Clark Road. Restaurants, food trucks, grocery stores, hardware stores, drug stores, hair salons and even a women’s clothing boutique offer Ridge residents and visitors the services they are looking for close to home. A wastewater system for our commercial areas will allow our businesses greater opportunity to serve our residents, and a broadband project will bring better and faster connectivity to residents and businesses.

Rebuilding Paradise has surpassed expectations

In the two years since the Camp Fire, Paradise has made a lot of progress! As of early September, over 1,000 building permits have been issued and 310 new homes have been completed. The rebuilding process has been moving very quickly, especially now that our Building Resiliency Center (BRC) is open to serve our residents. The BRC, located at 6295 Skyway (the old Bank of America Building) houses the Town’s building, onsite septic and planning departments and provides a one-stop-shop for those rebuilding in Paradise. Rebuild Advocates are also available at the BRC to help Camp Fire survivors navigate the rebuilding process, from insurance to financial help available for the permitting process. The BRC is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., phone (530) 872-6291 x411.

It’s an exciting time in our community with rebuilding and recovery in full swing. Town staff is working hard on our Long Term Recovery Projects, including an Early Warning System for emergencies, and a comprehensive transportation study which will identify and prioritize improvements needed for evacuation routes. The road to recovery is a long one, with many obstacles along the way. Despite those obstacles, Paradise keeps moving forward, rebuilding and recovering to again be all the name implies.

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Gallagher garners support for legislation promoting Ridge progress

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early two years have passed since the devastating Camp Fire. Despite many hurdles, the Ridge has persevered and made magnificent strides toward recovery. Earlier this year, Paradise faced yet another significant challenge when funding for the Paradise Irrigation District was put in jeopardy. Despite approving two years of funding for Paradise Irrigation District just last year, the Governor attempted to claw back $7.3 million of that funding in his May revised budget.

As budget talks continued, I worked to garner support for this funding in the Legislature. But it was truly the collective effort of Paradise residents that made all the difference. Dozens of residents emailed and called in to the Assembly Budget Committee Hearing to express their support for this vital funding, undeterred by a multitude of technical difficulties and long wait times during the public comment period. As a result, the funding for Paradise Irrigation District was restored. This collective action is truly emblematic of the spirit of Paradise. Immediately following the fire, residents made it clear that Paradise would rise from the ashes. Now, the Ridge continues to show it will be undeterred by anything that is thrown at it, even a global pandemic. Rebuilding continues. As of September 17, over 1,000 building permits have been issued and nearly 362 homes have been completely rebuilt.

As your representative in the California Assembly, I am working diligently to develop legislative solutions to issues in the district and ensure harmful legislation does not stifle the progress the Ridge has made. One piece of legislative that I strongly support the passage of is Assembly Bill 323. This bill, if passed, will exempt newspaper distributors from the poorly thought out ‘ABC Test’ established by Assembly JAMES GALLAGHER Bill 5 (2019). Without this Assemblymember, District 3 legislation, newspaper distributors, particularly local newspapers, face permanent closures.

As always, my office is here to assist you. Whether it be recovery related, COVID related, or any other state related issue or concern, my staff and I are here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

Chico Distric Office 2060 Talbert, Suite 110, Chico • 530-895-4217

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­— PLANTING PARADISE – YOUR GARDEN PARTNERS —

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ong time Paradise businesses owner Cindy Dawson is resurrecting the iconic Mendon’s Nursery location on Foster road. Dawson’s business, Déjà vu of Paradise, located on Pearson Road was destroyed in the Camp Fire. She feels blessed to be able to resurrect the Mendon’s Nursery location while utilizing her expertise in all things gardening. She obtained her education in Agriculture, Environmental Horticulture, Nursery Technician, Landscape Design and Consulting—at our local Butte-Glenn Community College District in Oroville and Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. Déjà vu Gardens features fast-growing and hard-to-find specialty trees, landscape plants, shrubs, citrus and fruit trees. In addition to seasonal vegetable starts, look for ornamental flowers, ceramic garden pots, fountains, arbors, garden accessories, yard art, potting soil and amendments, gardens supplies and so much more!

orders and offering discounts to those replanting in Paradise and surrounding areas. Anyone affected by the Camp Fire will receive a 20% discount on all plants and shrubs and 10% off all trees, fountains, arbors, ceramic-glazed pottery and everything else through December 2021.

Dawson recognizes the long and emotional road for all our Paradise families and is delighted to play a part in the recovery! “Together – we are replanting Paradise™!”  Déjà vu Gardens of Paradise 5434 Foster Road

Winter hours: Fri and Sat. 9:00am– 5:00pm, Sun. 10:00am–4:00pm Regular spring hours to be announced.

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­— PLANTING PARADISE – YOUR GARDEN PARTNERS —

Fair Street Landscaping and Nursery where excellence in service meets giving back

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Customer Relations Manager Fair Street Solutions, Work Training Center

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or more than 40 years Fair Street Landscaping has been providing our community with landscaping services. You may know us as Prestige Landscaping, a division of the Work Training Center and while our name has changed our mission to give our customers excellent service while providing work for adults with developmental disabilities has not.

Fair Street is a full-service landscape installation and maintenance company and our services are tailored to the needs and preferences of each customer. We are pleased to offer both our residential and commercial customers competitive rates for landscape design services and installation, landscape maintenance, one-time cleanups, large area mowing and fire breaks. Our on-staff Irrigation Technician can provide irrigation

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planning, installation, and repairs. Our Spray Technician holds a Qualified Applicator License through the State of California. We offer weed control through both pre and post emergent, fertilization, insecticide, and fungicide applications.

Our move to a larger facility in Chico will allow us to grow like never before. Call us or stop by! We would love the opportunity to offer you excellent landscape services while giving back to your community in a meaningful way.

Fair Street Nursery sprouted from the roots of Fair Street Landscaping and we continue to grow as your source for unique and locally grown plants. Watch us bloom as we strive to find you the right plant for the right place.

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New! “The Nursery” at Noble Orchards

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ince 1921, Noble Orchards in Paradise has been the place to go for locally grown fruit. Every fall, fruit has been harvested, and while nothing has changed about harvesting the fruit, it seems everything has changed about daily living. Laurie and Jim Noble never wavered in their decision to rebuild the eleven buildings lost on the thirty-five-acre property in the Camp Fire. The orchards survived and today you can stop by “The Nursery” at Noble Orchards (new this year) and treat yourself to some of the finest, tastiest fruit ever. Okay, to be honest - there are blemishes on peaches and the less-than-perfect ones you can bake or freeze. But the flavor is amazing! And to everyone’s delight apples will be available into November!

During this first season the nursery is offering sun loving plants that will thrive in the loss of shade we have experienced post-fire. Also available are starts for vegetable gardens, redwood, cedar and olive trees and hundreds of succulents. The Nursery carries a variety of plants to attract the pollinators— hummingbirds, butterflies and bees— to your garden. In the coming season, expect to see some shade plants. Check out Noble Orchards on Facebook.

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Mary and Gary Hardin gifted this wooden apple crate back to Noble Orchards. Crates at Noble Orchards were all lost in the Camp Fire.

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­— EDUCATION ON THE RIDGE —

Many school choices on the Ridge

Upward International Schools operates two campuses

Pines Academy Campus (Grades 6-12) 14098 Skyway, Magalia, 873-1412

PARADISE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 6696 Clark Road, 872-6400

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

Paradise Charter Middle School

(Grades 6-8) 6473 Clark Road, 872-7277

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Magalia Adventist School

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

Ridgeview High School

(Grades 1-8) 15204 Skyway, Magalia, 873-9168 Closed for 2020-21 school year

(Grades 10-12) 13835 West Park Drive, Magalia, 872-6422

(Grades K-8) Chico, 877-6540

(Grades K-6) 5657 Recreation Drive, 872-6415

(Ages 2-12) M-F 6:30am-6:00pm 7196 Skyway, Paradise. 413-9485

ADULT EDUCATION

California State University, Chico 898-4636

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

Paradise Adventist Elementary and Academy

(Grades K-12) 5991 Maxwell Drive, 872-6425

Children’s Community Charter

(Grades K-8) 6830 Pentz Road, Paradise, 877-2227

(Grades 7-12) 5911 Maxwell Drive, 872-6425

Pee Wee Preschool

(Grades K-8) 1494 East Avenue, Chico, 872-4100

Paradise eLearning Charter Academy

Paradise Junior and Senior High School

RIDGE PRESCHOOLS

3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, 895-2511

Paradise Adventist Elementary Academy

Achieve Charter School

(Grades K-5) 6500 Clark Road, Paradise, 873-1412

Butte Community College

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Paradise Ridge Elementary School

Lighthouse Academy

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

Paradise Adventist Elementary, (grades K-8) and Paradise Adventist Academy (grades 9-12) are close to completing the restoration process after the destruction caused by the Camp Fire.

Paradise Adventist Elementary has resumed operations on its campus in Paradise, currently in distance learning mode because of COVID.

Paradise Adventist Academy is still operating in Chico, and anticipates resuming high school operations on the Paradise campus when the time is right.

Monte Nystrom Principal, Paradise Adventist Academy

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­— EDUCATION ON THE RIDGE —

PUSD re-building with our community

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aradise Unified School District is re-building with our community with twenty-three construction projects in the works! Despite the fact that our students are not on our campuses right now, Paradise Unified will continue to move ahead to provide our students and community with modern facilities that will rival any school district in the area.

Two days before the Camp Fire, our community passed a bond to build a new gymnasium at Paradise High School. That bond is now coupled with the insurance proceeds from the Camp Fire to complete the 12,000 square foot Paradise High School Green Gymnasium and begin twenty-two projects to rebuild, build and modernize. While the Green Gymnasium will be the showcase of our community, there are many more projects to look for during the estimated ten years of construction. While some of these projects are smaller and may never be seen, such as underground work projects, others will be very visible to the community. Here is what you as a community can look forward to: • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • •

Renderings of proposed school modernizations

Paradise High School

PHS Gym

Cedarwood: 10 Classroom Wing/Admin & Demo Portables Cedarwood: Playground & Fencing

Pine Ridge: Administration Building and Modernized ADA compliant Classrooms

Ridgeview High School

Pine Ridge: Playground & Fencing

Ponderosa School Site (Future Paradise Ridge Elementary): Multi-Purpose/Admin Building, Playgrounds, & Modernized Classrooms

Paradise High: New 20 Classroom Building/Central Quad Paradise High: Science Classrooms Modernization Paradise High: New Gym

Paradise High: Current Gym Modernization

Paradise High: New Softball Field/Lights/Bleachers Paradise High: Tennis Courts/Parking

Ponderosa site to be Paradise Ridge Elementary

Paradise High: Kitchen Remodel

Paradise High Stadium - Turf Field/Lights/Bleachers/ADA Ridgeview High: New School

Maintenance/Transportation/Nutrition Building

Paradise Unified School District is proud to serve our students and to be building along with our community. For questions, please contact PUSD Superintendent Tom Taylor at 530-872.6400.

PUSD Transportation Dept.

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Feather River Health Foundation continues to support Ridge health

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ince 1950, the Feather River Health Foundation (FRHF) has worked diligently to ensure that resources are available to support the healthcare needs of residents on the Ridge. After the Camp Fire, the scope of the foundation had to change, but the central mission has not. Feather River Health Foundation continues to be a force for good in creating health for our Ridge community. By partnering with several other organizations, FRHF has supported the following:

• Butte Emergency Medical Service base station to be established in Paradise, utilizing centrally located property owned by Adventist Health

• Cancer Care Center expansion for Infusion Therapy in Chico

• COVID-19 response programs: o Food delivery programs in Oroville and Paradise

o Food banks in Butte, Tehama and Glenn counties o Food pick up programs through Boys and Girls Clubs in the north state

o PPE supplies to be developed and/or purchased to support businesses reopening in Butte County as well as for shelters and rescue missions, residential housing facilities and educational organizations

o Gift cards for income qualifying families to support the purchase of books and clothing through First Five to impact literacy and well-being

o Support for Catalyst Domestic Violence Services to protect women and children who are at risk due to increasingly strained situations o Increased COVID-19 testing capacity at all three rural health clinics operated by Adventist Health in Butte and Tehama counties

o Safe Space project to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the most vulnerable of the homeless community in Chico

o PPE and basic supplies to support the reopening of several different resource centers for various community segments

o Media support for public service announcements (Keep Butte/Glenn/Tehama County Open) on the radio and through posters and yard signs

FRHF feasibility study on stand alone emergency room in Paradise FRHF has helped to fund a feasibility study that must be conducted in order to determine the viability of a freestanding emergency room in Paradise. This study is a requirement in the process to open emergency room services and includes a full assessment of construction and improvements needs of the facilities, equipment and utilities that are required by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OHSPD) as well as SB 156, which is a bill put forth by Assemblyman Gallagher and Senator Nielsen that provides a special permit for Adventist Health to explore the possibility of stand-alone emergency services in Paradise.

For more information about the Feather River Health Foundation or to make a donation, please visit our website at https://www.adventisthealth. org/feather-river/feather-river-health-foundation/

Photos show volunteers preparing and delivering food boxes. FRFH funds ‘Love Delivers’ and other essential food distribution programs in the North State, continuing to impact the health and well being of the Ridge community.

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­— COMMERCIAL REBUILDING —

Our Savior Lutheran Church to be completed in December Just two months after the Camp Fire, Our Savior Lutheran Church (OSLC) decided to rebuild and continue to be part of the Paradise community. Since the fire, nearly half of our members moved out of the area, but those who remained were committed to serving the people of Paradise and Magalia in whatever way they could. OSLC was amoung the first to obtain a commercial building permit, and began construction in May of 2020. The church is targeted to be finished in December. We also plan to reopen our pre-school and after school programs as soon as possible.

The return to Pentz Road is the next step in the journey, which began in 1954 when the church was originally built. The sense of community and small-town environment has always been one of the great strengths of the Ridge and Our Savior Lutheran is blessed to be a part of it. Our congregation is excited to be a part of the rebuilding OSLC was among the first to begin their rebuild, construction began of our community alongside May 2020 and is moving quickly with expectations to be finished in many other businesses and December 2020.

residents. We know that we stand in the love and mercy of God and believe that He calls us to serve everyone with that same love and mercy.

Our Savior appreciates all of the support and assistance we have received from around the country since the Camp Fire. For services and other information, please visit oslcparadise.org.

Pastor Brandon Merrick Our Savior Lutheran Church Paradise, CA 95969

“The earth has never stopped moving, growing, evolving for anyone and neither should you.”

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aradise was my hometown for 16 years. My two children spent most of their childhood there. I was a young Mom who had just received a real estate sales license, eager to learn even more about the lay of the land. Life was good! We loved the community and made lots of friends. Having grown up in the Southern California landscape of smog, freeways and traffic, Paradise was my little bit of heaven. During this time, I became a member of the Paradise Church of Religious Science on Bille Rd. Today we are known as the Center for Spiritual Living Paradise. I was blessed by my studies of this trans-denominational spiritual philosophy. Applying what I was learning about our Oneness with the creative nature of life enhanced my ability to see opportunities in crisis and challenges. I came to learn that in the midst of grief and loss, one can still have faith in a Power for Good. Like a pebble thrown in a pond, the vibration of thought waves goes out like any other vibration. That energy, extending into space returns to us again on the theory that all energy must return to its source. Love, caring and compassion of self and others is the Greatest Healer. We have seen this in so many deeds

Nikita Gill, Your Soul Is A River

of kindness and generosity on the Ridge. Forward thinking embodied with Vision that something greater is always possible, and a faith that this is what is taking place in the heart of rebuilding allows the Limitless potential of Life to unfold through this endeavor. Ernest Holmes writes, The Divine Ideas stand back of all human thought, seeking admittance through the doorway of the mind. My time to live in Paradise ended well before the Camp Fire but a part of me has remained connected. Today I am privileged to be serving as the congregation’s minister and Spiritual Director. My appointment comes after the many years of dedicated service by Rev. Andy Torkelson. Just weeks before COVID-19 landed at our doorstep, the center had returned to Paradise for Sunday’s services and classes at the Lotus Center at 6268 Skyway. We will return. Till then, we lovingly hold the community-at-large in our prayers knowing that the Spirit of Love moving through collaboration and a faith in the human spirit is the new Paradise and all its name implies. Rev. Christine Jeffers Center for Spiritual Living Paradise

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­— FAITH ON THE RIDGE —

Paradise Ridge Chamber Member Churches Magalia Community Church

Center for Spiritual Living Paradise

Sunday Service 10:00 am. Currently at Lotus Guide Center, 6268 Skyway. 877-5673. Check Facebook for current information. www.paradisecsl.org

Craig Memorial Congregational Church Once worship services can be resumed, look for joint services with Paradise United Methodist Church. at 6722 Clark Road. 519-3113. www.craigchurch.com

First Baptist Church Sunday Service 11:00 am 6500 Clark Road, Paradise. 877-3532 Food Pantry, Wed. Fri. Noon – 4pm, Sun. Noon-2pm. Paradise Awana Club Tues 6-7:30, Paradise Ridge Aglow 3rd Sat. 10am

Sunday Non-denominational Service 10:00 am 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia 877-7963

Our Savior Lutheran Church Sunday Service 10:00 am 7126 Skyway Ste. F, (next to Jen’s Place) Bible study Wed. 8:30am 877-7321

Paradise Adventist Church Saturday Service 9:30 am PAA Gymnasium or outside, weather permitting, 5720 Academy Drive. Church office, 877-4454. 5699 Academy Drive

Paradise Alliance Church Sunday Service 10:00 am 6491 Clark Rd, Paradise 877-7069

SERVING ALL

Paradise Lutheran Church Sunday Service 10:00 am The PLaCe 780 Luther Drive, off Skyway, next door to Holiday Shopping Center. 877-3549

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

St. Thomas More Catholic Church Sunday Mass 10:00 am 767 Elliott Road, Paradise. Office open, M-Th 9am-2pm. 877-4501

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

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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 at Bille roads. Joanne and Fred Cosgrove in November 1961, in their shared office at Rose Chapel.

Now

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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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Magalia Community Church continues to serve wildfire survivors

The Resource and Recovery Center now serves all Wildfire 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. Butte Hope, a program of NVCSS for crisis counseling and disaster relief services is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Here’s a part of the team that makes this important service possible. L-R Dennis Holmes, Supervisor, Senior Pastor Kevin Lindstrom, and Shell Morley, Elder/Co-treasurer/Office Manager.

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agalia Community Church (MCC) is a living, breathing church that has been serving Camp Fire survivors on the Ridge since November, 2018. The “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.

Due to COVID-19, the social events, movie nights, concerts, Karaoke parties, line dance classes, holiday parties have been put on hold until it is safe to resume.

Non-denominational services are held in the Historic Chapel on Sundays at 10:00 A.M. or catch us on Face Book Live at the same time. 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.

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

Magalia Community Church Resource & Recovery Center We are open during the Covid lockdown with our drive thru food distribution offering. Providing quality, nourishing and best of all available food for those in need.

13700 Old Skyway

We also accept and need donations of any sealed food items or household goods, the help is appreciated.

Old Magalia

The Little Church That Could is so blessed to be the hand and feet of Jesus.

877-7963

Non-denominational Services Sundays at 10:00am

Listen for the sound of the bells sounding the greeting!

Resource & Recovery Center Tues., Wed., Thur. & Sat. from 11:00am to 3:00pm

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— ADVERTORIAL —

It’s a Lonely World

When we can’t be out to see our loved ones, it is a lonely world. Not being able to hear multiplies that loneliness and leads to further isolation, depression and dementia. Being in a household with someone who can’t hear well and has the T.V. so loud it drives everyone out, is also very frustrating. That’s why we are here. The safety of our staff and clients is our top priority, and we are taking extreme measures to control the spread of Covid-19, but we have to help our people. We have the most up to date hearing care solutions to bring back the voices of those you cherish. Working with several different manufacturers, we have several different options to meet your needs. With a higher level of education in hearing instruments, we have the knowledge to find and program the right solution for each individual person. Being raised in Paradise, at a time that it was a retirement community, I have the passion to do the best for my clients. At a time when we are restricted on where we can go and what we can do, we don’t want to restrict communication. Better hearing can help to keep those doors open, not just making everything louder, but more clear and easier to understand. Hearing is essential for communication, communication is essential for a happier, healthier life. Deanna McCoy, Chico Hearing Aid Center, 530-342-8132

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Exciting plans in the works at the Paradise Vet’s Hall

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lthough the Paradise Veteran’s Memorial Hall Hall has been closed due to COVID 19, Lawrence St. Germain, Commander for American Legion, and his team of veterans have been planning a Memorial Monument: A Salute to Ridge Veterans. Already in place is an inspiring metal sculpture depicting the 1945 Flag Raising at Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. A donated Korean era jeep has been parked in front of the hall for many years, waiting for accompanying heavy artillery that the vets hope to receive via donation soon. The outdoor monument area is surrounded by the Six Service Flags, each one representing a branch of the military service. This open-air display is a fitting memorial to our brave Ridge veterans, but there is more to come.

A 3,489 pound granite monument is being crafted by Chico Granite and Marble Works to honor fallen Ridge veterans. A statue of a soldier in full battle gear will be placed near the monument. In addition, there will be a small museum of military artifacts for display in show cases. Donations welcome; contact (530) 693-5891. Visit ParadiseChamber.com’s online community calendar for future Vets hall events, including the annual “Kids on the Ridge” Christmas Party with The Host Lions Club—health issues permitting.

Paradise Veteran’s Memorial Hall 6550 Skyway and Elliott

Top. Metal sculpture depicting the Flag Raising at Iwo Jima, surrounded by the Six Service Flags. Bottom. Lawrence St. Germain, Commander for American Legion next to a Korean era jeep.

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Gold Nugget Museum on track to be better than ever before! By Mark Thorp

Executive Director Gold Nugget Museum

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old Nugget Days, Incorporated, (GND) Depot and Gold Nugget Museums are alive, and well-- working hard to bring you the latest in new developments and projects to preserve our history. We’re in this together and every effort has been made to maintain partnerships and foster new relationships while determining when and where our new museum will be built. After the Camp Fire, the Gold Nugget Museum moved its administrative functions into the Paradise Depot Museum. COVID-19 has closed the facility to the public, but administrative functions carry on our efforts to rebuild and make plans for the old museum site. Late last year we acquired the new museum building at 475 Pearson Road, catty corner to the previous site of the Gold Nugget Museum, previously Ridge Transmission. This new acquisition supports the storage of artifacts and shares space with sister organizations. Our determined board of directors are committed to remaining relevant as a community museum, and appreciate the support of the community and benefactors:

• North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) – Butte Strong Fund, has awarded GND $214,000 to renovate and replace existing structures on the old museum site. Plans include: newly engineered bridges, permanent restroom facilities, parking, sections of Nuggetville, the Maidu encampment, and the schoolhouse to revive beloved school programs. Many more improvements are also scheduled throughout 2021! • Paradise Rotary has gifted $13,000 for the remodeling of our new building which will aid the museum in bringing its staff back to the site as stewards.

• GND is currently evaluating access to the Rotarydonated caboose, located at the Depot Museum, Paradise Community Park. Adding this feature to our visitor experience will provide essential context to the history of the Butte County Railroad and its influence on our Ridge communities.

We are aware that these times have been difficult for our community, both near and far. In the contemporary sound of hammers and chainsaws, the historic sounds of picks and shovels are echoed, reminding us of us of our collective past. We rebuild, as we’ve done many times before.

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Made for more time with Dad

You were made for more. More projects. More family time. More healthy years ahead. And our team of providers are here to help you on your journey. They specialize in caring for you and your entire family, from annual physical exams, immunizations and disease screening to sick visits and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. And, because this team is part of a larger network, should you need access to a specialist, they can help to coordinate your care.

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­— BOOKS ON THE THE RIDGE —

“Fire on the Ridge” A collection of poems By Bill Hartley

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ong time Paradisian Bill Hartley, retired Paradise Police officer and former owner of the iconic Joy Lyn’s Candies has written a poignant collection of poems. Hartley was inspired to write poetry after the fateful Camp Fire. As a Camp Fire survivor, he found writing poetry to be a source of therapy. He was inspired to write about a beloved friend, Sam Dresser, who died shortly after the fire.  Hartley says, “He came to me in a dream that awoke me.  I found myself going to my desk, picking up a pencil and writing words.  It was a poem about Sam that I entitled ‘For Sam’s

Sake.’ I had not written poetry in the past and I found this creative experience eased my troubled soul.  To this day I continue to write poetry.”  Friends encouraged Hartley to publish his collection of fire poems, “Fire on the Ridge.” All proceeds support the Gold Nugget Museum to honor Sam Dresser, one of the museum founders. The book can be purchased at Attic Treasures, 7400 Skyway, or Treasures from Paradise, 969 Bille Road.

“Paradise”

written to keep Paradise’s history and charm alive

By Carolyn Steele, Songwriter and

Mika Yerman-Rane, Illustrator

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few months after the Campfire, Mika Yerman-Rane contacted Carolyn Steele about illustrating the song she had written, “Paradise.” Yerman-Rane’s parents, along with many of her relatives, had lost their homes in the fire and she wanted to do something to help. The song had been performed at many Gold Nugget Days melodramas as well as sung at the Gold Nugget Days Queen Contest by the Paradise Elementary School Chorus directed by Steele. Yerman-Rane’s dream was to become an illustrator and this seemed a perfect first project. She worked diligently to complete the illustrations and get the book published just in time for the first Anniversary of the Camp Fire. Steele and Yerman-Rane hope this book helps to keep the Paradise history and charm alive. Proceeds from the sales will go to the Gold Nugget Museum Children’s programs.

The book may be purchased at the Gold Nugget Museum, Treasures from Paradise, Attic Treasures, or Made in Chico.

“Out of the Ashes” By Antoinette Peppler

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ut of the Ashes” is a collection of personal inspiration blog posts, some painful, some joyful, written in the aftermath of the Camp Fire of 2018. Antoinette Peppler takes the reader on an emotional journey as her hometown and livelihood go up in smoke. The posts gained a devoted following of thousands and echoed the voice of a community struggling to cope with extraordinary tragedy.

Antoinette Peppler is an artist at heart who has always loved writing poetry, journaling and songwriting. Her love of God is expressed in her inspirational stories and devotion to family, music and nature. “Out of the Ashes” is available at several stores in Paradise and may be ordered online at https://antoinettesoutoftheashes.square. site/

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­— BOOKS ON THE THE RIDGE —

“My Name is Haley and I Live in Paradise …” a treasure for all ages

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emembering all the beautiful things her hometown has to offer, Haley journals the adventures she has with best friends. It was all so perfect until that day - the day of the Camp Fire. This sweet story is a journey through Paradise from a perspective of hope, resilience, and optimism in this superbly written and illustrated book. According to Carol Peterson, Publisher Paradise Post, Retired, “It is a children’s book, but it certainly is a story every Ridge resident will want to read and share because it tells our story so well and illustrates it so beautifully.” “My Name is Haley and I Live in Paradise …” was written and published to benefit “Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation” by award-winning local illustrator and author Steve Ferchaud. 100% of the profits benefit organizations that provide vital programs and services to youth on the Ridge.

The book is available on the Paradise Chocolate Fest website (chocolatefest.us) and also at Treasures from Paradise, 969 Bille Road and ABC Books in Chico.

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VIPS perform vital safety functions for the Town

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he Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) assist in safeguarding Paradise citizens. These volunteers support the Paradise Police Department (PPD) with day to day operations in the office and in the field. They perform important vacation house checks, and carry out Neighborhood Watch patrols as requested by homeowners. In the aftermath of the Camp Fire they patrolled standing homes.

Volunteers perform a vital function in the control of traffic at accident scenes. This allows officers to address issues directly related to the accident while the VIPS keep traffic moving smoothly and safely. VIPS act as extra eyes and ears for our police officers by reporting anything suspicious they encounter on patrols. They also staff the PPD front desk, communicate with the public and convey concerns. Traffic and Disaster VIPS are on call after hours to assist our police officers at accident scenes or any other immediate needs. Training sessions for new VIPS are conducted regularly by The Paradise Police Department. If you are interested in joining this vital program, contact the Paradise Police Dept. at 872-6161 ext 226.

The VIPS provide a needed uniform presence at busy Ridge events, shown here L-R Rick Deppe and Geralynne Rader.

Long time volunteer, Karen Horne is preparing Frank Dodini, VIPS Patrol to go out on vacation home checks, one of the (530) 872-6161 x226 important functions performed by VIPS.

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

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Explore one of the Ridge’s many parks

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aradise Recreation and Park District, (PRPD), as the recreational leader of the community, is committed to providing a diverse selection of park facilities and recreation activities for citizens within the District. The District spans approximately 170 square miles and encompasses Paradise, Magalia, Butte Creek Canyon, and the Concow area. The Terry Ashe Recreation Center at 6626 Skyway houses the District’s business office and is the home of the Paradise ice rink each winter. Other key facilities include Aquatic Park, Bille Park, Moore Road Park, Coutolenc Park, and Crain Park in Concow. Citizens may rent facilities for picnics, birthday parties, weddings and other occasions. With your help, PRPD hopes to build future parks at Lakeridge Circle in Magalia, and at Pentz Road and Merrill Road in Paradise.

The Aquatic Park across the street from the public pool, a lovely spot to picnic and play.

The District provides many recreation programs including preschool and youth programs, youth and adult sports, dance classes, health and fitness classes, leisure classes, aquatics, and special events. These programs are summarized in PRPD’s Activity Guide and website. The District provides seasonal and year-long employment opportunities and works with a variety of local businesses.

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For more information about the Paradise Recreation and Park District, call 872–6393, email info@Paradise PRPD. com or visit www.paradisePRPD.com

Terry Ashe Recreation Center

6626 Skyway, Paradise Located In the heart of Paradise along the Skyway, the Center hosts most of the District’s programs, and many community meetings and events, including the winter Ice Rink and the Paradise Chocolate Fest, Johnny Appleseed Days and the Gold Nugget Craft Faire. Facilities: Pre-school, playground, gazebo, arbor, BBQ, basketball court plus indoor facilities and kitchen that may be rented for special events. 

Aquatic Park

5600 Recreation Drive. Paradise Located in lower Paradise, the Aquatic Park makes a lovely setting for the public swimming pool, nature trail, duck pond, individual picnic sites, a group site and outdoor arbor, a playground area, kids fishing pond and beautiful shade trees.

Coutolenc Park (above Old Magalia)

The park sits on 340 acres on Coutolenc Road above Old Magalia. Hiking is encouraged. 

Crain Memorial Park (near Concow Lake)

This hidden gem of Butte County is located at Concow and features a picnic area, restrooms, native plant trail, drinking water, play structure and pleasant meadow area.

Moore Road Park

Moore Road Park features two ball parks, a playground, a riding arena, a dog park and a ropes course. This facility is used year around. The ball park is available for rental.

Bille Park

501 Bille Road. Paradise

Bille Park Expansion

6261 W. Wagstaff. Paradise Bille Park features a group area, playground, and lots of picnic tables with shade. Both sites feature a BBQ, tables, benches and a water source.  Ample parking, children’s playground and a large grass area.  

Bille Park Expansion boasts a gazebo, pavilion and a kitchen available for rental, located in a lovely natural Ridge setting. Walkways connect the parks and peek over into the canyon’s natural beauty.

Paradise Lake

Provides paddling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and more. The 204-acre lake is lined on one side with 84-acres available for a variety of outdoor activities. There is a shaded picnic site, tables, benches, and play-structure.  Two boat launches provide paddling access and small boat (electric trolling motors only) access.  The lake supplies drinking water for the area and currently dogs and horses are prohibited, as well as swimming. Closed on Wednesdays. The District is increasing activities at the lake, with educational and recreational programs and events throughout the next year. Visitors may purchase day passes at the lake or seasonal parking passes from the park office or online. PARADISE RISING Resource Guide for the Ridge FALL/WINTER 2020...35


Flume Trail at Dean Road. Photos courtesy of Casey Jones Photography.

Hiking trails on the Ridge

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n spite of the impacts of the Camp Fire there are still trails to be hiked on the Ridge. Some of them are untouched by fire and others are great examples of how fuel reduction projects made a difference during the Camp Fire. Using the trails identified in the book The Flumes and Trails of Paradise by Roger and Helen Ekins as a guide, here are a few trails that continue to provide a great outdoor experience on the Ridge.

great opportunity to see how nature responds after a wildfire.

The hike down the road to the Miocene Head Dam is one mile with an elevation difference of nearly 1000’ so be prepared for a strenuous hike. Bring plenty of water in warm weather.

Little Pearl (1 mile, round trip)

The easiest way to find this aptly named and popular local swimming hole is to drive up the Skyway past the Magalia Reservoir, then park in the cleared area at Skyway and Dogtown Road. Then (very carefully!) cross the Skyway and walk Bille Park Nature Trail up to the dirt and gravel road directly across (.5 mile, round trip) from Dogtown Road. Go down this road about a Located on Bille Road, one mile west of Miocene Head Dam minute, then look for a service road, immediately Skyway, but best accessed via the West in front of you. After 9 or 10 minutes along this Wagstaff entrance, Bille Park is definitely one of the jewels of road (which parallels Little Butte Creek), look for the switchParadise. The main hiking trail is west of the gazebo, on the north end of the park--just look for the sign for Indian Rock back trail down to Little Pearl. Because this trail is steep in (613’), the Grotto (1,231’) and Lookout Point (1,463’) which spots, bring good walking shoes. ends at a cement bench–a perfect viewing spot for glorious Paradise Lake (up to 9.5 miles, round trip) sunsets. Although no pets or swimming is allowed (this is the Town’s Butte Creek Trail West (up to 5 or 6 miles round trip) drinking water), Paradise Lake is one of the most beautiful For dramatic vistas of Butte Creek (and the chance to try some places to either hike or ride mountain bikes. There is a fee legal gold panning if you are feeling lucky) drive up the Skyway for using the parking areas (located from Coutelenc Rd. off of some 9 miles from Wagstaff, then turn left on Powellton Road either Lucretia or Northlake Rd.), but you can also purchase and continue on the middle road, which is now Doe Mill. At an annual pass from the PRPD once you decide to become a the bottom, cross over the bridge, begin heading up the other regular visitor. side and look for the white trail marker on your left, parking Yellowstone Kelley Heritage Trailway anywhere you have room. Then follow the trail downstream for as far as you feel like going. This is especially lovely in the (up to 11 miles, round trip) Recently renamed in honor of past resident, Yellowstone Kelly, spring. a famed Western figure, this old railroad bed, which runs through the middle of town, is paved and therefore ideal for Head Dam Road to Dam Located near the intersection of Skyway and Coutelenc Road, all kinds of bicycles, tricycles and the like. In fact, locals usually this hike offers a glimpse at the recovery process after a fire. call it “the bike path.” It can be accessed at any one of several Known for the McNab Cypress, this area was severely burned cross-streets, but the best place to park is at the Community but many plants are already returning. This area provides a Park on Black Olive near Pearson Road.

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Check it out, ExploreButteCounty.com

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he Explore Butte County (EBC) website offers in-depth information about all the region has to offer. This inclusive site makes it easy and enjoyable for those who live here and those just visiting. For more in-depth information, you will want to visit, ExploreButteCounty.com, where you’ll find photography and stories on outdoor recreation, food and dining, arts and culture, shopping, events, and more. New articles and photos are added regularly. For inspiration on-the-go, follow EBC on social media, where you can get almost-daily content and updates on what to do, where to eat, and how to have fun in Butte County.

Explore Butte County is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Butte County travel and tourism. Sign up for the EBC monthly newsletter for updates on upcoming events, latest stories, and trip suggestions.

However you want to interact with Explore Butte County, you’ll get the best information on all Butte County offers. Check out the website and see for yourself!

Ashley Baer, CTA, Content Marketing Manager CTA Program Manager Explore Butte County, 530.918.4584

(530) 877-2600 or (530) 891-4000

Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

ohn is a long-time resident of Paradise (having graduated from PHS in 1982) and has been serving the Ridge for 26 years. His law office on Almond Street burned in the fire, and he has established an office at the bottom of the Skyway at 45 Jan Court,

• Trusts & Wills • Trust Administration • Probate

Suite 170, Chico. John and his wife continue to make Paradise their home and are huge supporters of our community. He is Butte County’s longest actively practicing certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. His practice is limited to:

• Medi-Cal Planning • Business Law, LLC’s & S Corp • Real Estate Law

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The Brooks family enjoys biking around Paradise Lake.

Photo courtesty of Jen Sullivan Brooks

Cycling on the Ridge, a great healthy activity

By Torey Feldhaus

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ycling remains a healthy activity, with physical distance built in. While some Upper Ridge riding areas have been damaged by fire, there are still some great places to ride. Paradise Lake was untouched, providing beautiful views and an easy dirt path out and back of 4.3 miles each way. The BLM trails in Magalia are currently un-rideable and their future is unknown. The POA, member only, trails on the west side are in great shape where the fire didn’t impact them thanks to the Butte Fire Safe’s council work on fuels reduction. The east side trails are “closed” due to fire damage. The POA is currently working on these trails through grants, the estimated time for reopening them is uncertain.

The Camp Fire temporarily halted the momentum to get more recreational options for the cycling community on the Ridge. The Yellowstone Kelly Heritage Trail, aka the bike path, is a wealth of potential for improvement. Drop in and speak with Rich at Paradise Bikes, 6282 Skyway in Paradise, and pick

his biker brain about his awesome visions for an exciting bikeable artery through town. Rich has a vision of creating features alongside the bike path, providing jumps, single track, berms, all providing the fun factor while maintaining a fire break that could be maintained by the local cycling community. Recreational opportunities for all ages would boost the Town’s economy. It’s a win-win. “If you build it, they will come!”

Looking even further, we have the potential to improve our connector streets to the bike path with safe bike and pedestrian lanes when our roads are re-done. If we are going to rebuild and be pioneers of the new Paradise, we must act now. It’s time to improve the quality of life for the future of the town and the cycling infrastructure is a perfect spot for development of an existing asset! The Ridge has seen changes since the Camp Fire and with those changes comes an opportunity for improvement. The potential to improve cycling in and around Paradise is at a tipping point, and the time to get involved locally is now.

For more information about biking or getting involved, check in with Rich Colgin, owner of Paradise Bikes, 6282 Skyway, Paradise. 877-3992. info@paradisebikes.com

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Restaurants on the Ridge Izzy’s Burger Spa

(2 locations) www.izzysburgerspa.com 460 Pearson Road, Paradise (530) 872-1266 M-Sat 11AM-8PM, closed Sun

Magalia 13915 S Park Drive, Magalia (530) 413-9709 T-Sat 11AM-8PM, Sun 11AM-7PM, Closed M

Nic’s Food • Beer • Wine 6256 Skyway, Paradise (530) 413-9422 T-Sat 11AM-7PM www.facebook.com/NicsParadise

“Nic’s is an excellent spot for gathering and the internal art gallery creates a wonderful atmosphere. We recommend: The ‘Nic Kit,’ a cheese manicotti in tomato cream sauce dinner kit!”

Sophia’s Thai Cuisine 7641 Skyway, Paradise M-F 11AM-9PM Saturday Dinner: 4:30PM-9PM (530) 877-4296 www.sophiathai.com

Meeho’s

6808 Skyway 8AM-7PM, M-Sat Home of the 2LB grande burrito (530) 774-7307 www.meehosmexicanrestaurant.com

“We’re excited for the new Meeho’s restaurant building to finish completion. The reliably delicious mexican food is satisfying, no matter the weather. We recommend: The 1LB burrito!”

Subway Sandwiches 6616 Clark Rd, Suite E, Paradise (Paradise Plaza) (530) 762-0255 M-Th 7AM-9PM, Sat 8AM-10PM, Sun 8AM-9PM

Red Lion Pizza 14439 Skyway, Magalia (530) 873-1153 11AM-8PM M-Th, 11AM-9PM Fri-Sat, Closed Sun

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

5835 Clark Rd, Paradise (530) 762-4920 M-Sat 11AM-8PM, Sun 11AM-7PM www.westsidepizza.com

Taco Bell

5859 Clark Road Paradise (530) 872-2844 7AM-9PM daily

Little Caesars 6848 A Skyway, Paradise (530) 872-8000 11AM-7PM Daily

Dutch Bros. 6901 Skyway, Paradise (530) 872-3194 5AM-8PM Daily

“Talking to the ‘broistas’ gives us just as much energy as drinking their delicious coffee! We recommend: The Dutch Freeze Annihilator”

Happy Day Restaurant 14455 Skyway, Magalia (530) 873-4719 Sunday-Th 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-9:30PM

Sakura Sushi

6626 K Clark Rd, Paradise (530) 872-1991 11Am-9PM Daily www.mountainmikespizza.com

“The food at Mountain Mike’s is consistently excellent and the staff are all a delight. We recommend: The McKinley Pizza!”

Westside Pizza

14481 Skyway, Magalia (530) 762-7289 11:30AM-9PM, closed Mondays www.sakurasushimagalia.com

Maria’s Kitchen 1132 Elliott Road, Paradise (530) 876-1086 M-Fri 7AM-7PM, Sat 7AM-5PM www.facebook.com/Marias-Kitchen

“Maria’s Kitchen has a spacious outdoor patio that’s great for warmer weather. Additionally warm is the welcoming customer service that comes from the family-owned restaurant. We recommend: The Tamale Plate!”

Hilltop Cafe 14112 Skyway, Magalia (530) 873-1275 6AM-8PM daily

Paradise Strong Coffee Hut 6840 Skyway, Paradise M-F 8AM-2PM

Starbucks 6344 Skyway, Paradise (530) 876-1486 4:30AM-6PM daily

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Video campaign invites visitors to discover the Ridge.

Photo by Casey Jone Photography

on the Ridge today.

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multi-phase video series attracts visitors to the Ridge to explore a rich variety of recreation and culture. Spearheaded by Debbie LaPlant Moseley, Executive Director of the Youth on the Ridge Foundation, collaborators include the Paradise Ridge of Commerce, the Paradise Recreation and Park District and the Gold Nugget Museum. “Re-Discover the Ridge” showcases the beauty, nature and activities abundant

With a goal to enhance public perception of the Ridge after the Camp Fire and cultivate tourism, commerce and local events, the video is the first step in a multiphase public relations campaign inviting visitors from near and far to “Re-Discover the Ridge, The Communities of Paradise & Magalia, California.” The video is available to community stakeholders including the Town of Paradise, local businesses, non-profits and civic organizations. Each has the opportunity to use the video on social media platforms, websites and other communication channels to stimulate business and regional tourism. The

video template may be edited to add customized promotional content for regional outreach, business promotions and special events. The “Re-Discover the Ridge” plan also includes an interactive website, and a regional tourism map highlighting points of interest and historical sites. Subsequent phases of the campaign will feature culture and history, commerce, rebuilding and revitalization milestones and special events. Social media campaigns play a crucial role in the strategy for increasing public awareness and projecting a positive view of the Ridge today.

Debbie LaPlant-Moseley Youth on the Ridge Foundation 530 342-4896

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Original art with a western flair Made with reclaimed and recycled materials Wild Horse Leather Painting

Busy Prospector Carved in Black Oak Burl

Red and Sweetie on Blue Motorcycle Carved wood Stagecoach Headed West Acrylic Painting on Pine Boards

Log Train Metal Sculpture

Find Bill Ackerman’s art at: www.etsy.com/shop/artbyfirstwildbill Fish on the Line

Freestanding Metal Sculpture

or visit his studio: 206 Sunnybrook Lane, Oroville

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

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Ridge Rotarians continue to address local needs

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n response to the cataclysmic Camp Fire in 2018, the Rotary Club of Paradise has taken an active role in the rebuilding and recovery efforts throughout the community. In the two years since the fire, many lives have been positively impacted from the projects made possible, in part, by the Paradise Rotary Foundation. The stories of hope from club and community members alike continue to encourage the journey of long term recovery for our town.

The worldwide donations to the Foundation have directly supported projects such as the rebuild of the Honey Run Covered Bridge, the Camp Fire Shed Project, the Butte County Fire Safe Council, and many more. As of September 2020, the Foundation has granted over $1,000,000 to local projects for the rebuild effort. To inquire about membership and make a difference on the Ridge, please visit paradiserotary. org. To learn more about the Paradise Rotary Foundation, please visit paradiserotaryfoundation. org.

The Paradise Rotary Many projects have been made possible by the local Paradise Rotary, Foundation is a 501(c)3 Rotarian seen here presenting an $8,000 scholarship. Charitable Foundation, established in 2009 as a means to receive and distribute funds to support community Rotary Club of Paradise projects and organizations. The Foundation‘s mission is to People of action, rebuilding the Ridge financially assist non-profits whose efforts improve the quality Thomas E. Baker, Rotary President of life in Paradise. The Foundation‘s present focus is on the 530-518-0729 rebuilding and re-population of Paradise.

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ommemorating 15 years of “Sweetening Kids Lives”, Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation hosted the 2020 Paradise Chocolate Fest in a “Virtual Celebration” filled with fun for all ages!

Paradise 2020 chocolate fest virtual celebration!

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he virtual Fest allowed friends and fans from near and far to join the celebration using social media platforms and video, photography and web content. Fest features included chocolate makers and chefs sharing recipes and tips, fun-filled contests, musical concerts and more.

The highlight of the festivities was the presentation of Grant Awards to Achieve Charter School, Boy Scouts 316 & 770, Children’s Community Charter School, Cub Scouts 316 & 770, Girl Scouts, Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Elks Lodge, Paradise Friends of the Library, Paradise High School Band, Paradise Lions Club, Paradise Junior Football, Paradise Piranhas Swim Team, Paradise Recreation & Park District, Paradise Rotary Interact, Paradise Stronger, Rainbow Girls, and the Ridgeview High School Rangers.

Since its inception in 2006, Paradise Chocolate Fest has contributed over $350,000 to Ridge youth programs and services. From scholarships to upgraded computers, sports

Chocolate Fest holds its first ever Social Distanced Ice Cream Eating Contest. L-R Siblings Alice, Rosemary and Benji Engstrom. uniforms, musical instruments, summer camp, swim and dance lessons, leadership programs, vision screening, food banks and more, funds impact the lives of thousands of Ridge kids. Paradise Chocolate Fest Debbie LaPlant Moseley https://chocolatefest.us

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­— MAGALIA BEAUTIFICATION ASSOCIATION —

Ridgeview Rangers working with MBA Judy Winder

President, Magalia Beautification Association

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020 has been a very busy year for Magalia Beautification Association (MBA). Volunteer gardeners have been hard at work attending to gardens along the Skyway, and setting up flags on our nation’s holidays.

Prior to school closing, the Ridgeview High School Rangers spent busy afternoons helping the MBA. They cleaned up the Baptist Church garden, the Old Magalia Church sign corner and the Post Office. Lead by their instructor Jeff Wrobel, the Rangers brought energy and muscle to beautify the Ridge.

Because of the virus, MBA lost the Rangers’ help, but the volunteers continued on with the workdays themselves. Check out their other cleanup projects at the corner of Skyway and Lakeridge Circle, the front of the burned out hardware store and the rear of the Ridgeview High School Rangers spent busy afternoons helping MBA clean up Post Office. gardens in Magalia. Once again this year we will be planting over 1,000 daffodil bulbs to add to the thousands already see the show. For more information and photos, please see the MBA planted. Take a trip up to Magalia in the Spring and Facebook page.

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A rendering of a walkable downtown from UDA’s long term recovery plan. It can be seen at makeitparadise.org.

Make it Paradise.org

The Official Rebuilding Website for the Town of Paradise

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hen building in Paradise, be sure to visit MakeitParadise. org. Built by the Town for the residents of the Town, inside you will find an ever-expanding repository of checklists, rebuilding guides, a document library, resources, news, and tips. The content on the site continues to grow and evolve with the rebuilding process.

Your Resource For Rebuilding Information Explore the Rebuild section of the site to find useful information to navigate the building process. One of the most useful tools is the Homeowner Checklist. This downloadable document is designed to keep you organized, on task, and clear on what to anticipate. Both homeowners and contractors will want to explore the Rebuilding Guides. Housed here are the permit process and documentation guides for stick-built, manufactured, and commercial structures. The Document Library features a growing selection of documents ranging from a residential plan notes sheet, WUI checklist for fire safety, Planning Department documentation, and onsite resources such as septic system evaluators.

Building Community Spirit

The community spirit within Paradise gains momentum with every home and business rebuilding on the Ridge. This section of the website focuses on Community Events and the popular Community Blog where you can read stories of those returning as well as other issues surrounding the rebuilding efforts.

Useful Resources to Help You Rebuild

Here you will find information pertaining to tree removal, available grants, and both county and state services. The Helpful Services page provides direct links to community resources such as the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Paradise Irrigation District, Paradise Unified School District, Mental Health Services, Parks, and more. Subscribe to Stay Informed!

Stay informed of what’s happening with the rebuild by subscribing to the MakeitParadise.org newsletter. You’ll receive the weekly update, notice of community meetings, and other important news as it arises.

MakeitParadise.org is updated regularly with information to help ease the rebuilding process. Visit the website soon, visit often and welcome home!

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Paradise Stronger offering health education, outdoor and online programs

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he year 2020 has continues to offer outdoor had its fair share and online programs. Paradise of unwelcome Stronger is offering daily, surprises; yet, in physically distant outdoor the midst of this fitness classes, monthly health unprecedented time, education programs and Paradise Stronger opened physically distant community its doors to bring hope to events.      residents on the Ridge. Some of the programs include: Paradise Stronger is a Walk with the Doc, a national non-profit organization program which provides whose mission is to build health education from health a healthier community professionals, held the third providing high quality Saturday of every month, at a programs that promote local park on the Ridge.  wellness, connectedness, Paradise Stronger offers daily outdoor fitness classes. fitness and recovery.  Ridge Hiking Association, Since its inception, Paradise Stronger has collaborated with held the fourth Saturday of every month, members meet several other like-minded organizations including Paradise to hike trails in Butte County.  This is a collaboration with Recreation and Park District, Adventist Health, Green Paradise Paradise Recreation and Park District, the Girl Scouts and Cafe, California Vocations, and more. These partnerships Paradise Stronger  bolster the community with programs that will benefit all ages. For more information, visit our website paradisestronger.org; Even under the current constraints, Paradise Stronger to stay up to date on regular events follow us on Facebook. 

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A Paradise For

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Wildlife

f you’re visiting Paradise or are new to our Ridge communities, you’ve likely noticed a variety of wildlife make their home here, too. Squirrels scamper across power lines (and tempt fate as they dodge quickly across two-lane roads) while deer often bed themselves down in the shade of tall pines (when they’re not munching on your rose bushes!).

But for folks unaccustomed to all the creatures who also call the Ridge home, here are a few tips:

Never feed wildlife! Wild animals are our neighbors, but don’t extend hospitality by setting out food for them. Wild animals fare better when they keep their distance from humans, allowing them to remain fully wild.

Photo Credits: Bald eagle-Butte Creek Ecological Preserve, deer-Sharon McKee, hawk and ring-tail snakeCasey Jones Photography

Keep pet food indoors! Pet food left outside your home will draw in wildlife—including bears!—and the more “human food” they eat, the more they’ll seek it out. If bears or other wild animals damage property in their search for more human food (or threaten human safety), they might be killed; feeding wild animals is “dead” wrong for these animals. Don’t feed the deer! They can forage on their own and don’t need to be fed. And, while it might be cute to feed squirrels and raccoons, they, too, can become aggressive. Ticks and rabies! Wild animals can harbor them— keep your viewing at a distance.

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7030 Skyway Paradise, CA 95969

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Visit Paradise Stronger at: paradisestronger.org for an update of activity schedules and general information. We are a non-profit wellness center here our Ridge Communty

530-327-7235

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Motels on the Ridge

Best Western Paradise Hotel NOW OPEN!

Best Western Paradise Hotel 5475 Clark Road, Paradise (530) 762-6051

Best Western® Paradise Hotel is conveniently located 15 miles northeast of Chico. The hotel is minutes from Butte College, Paradise Lake and California State University, Chico. Modified breakfast service, fitness center, pet friendly.

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

Ponderosa Gardens Motel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Paradise, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Rooms at Ponderosa. Free breakfast, swimming pool, hot tub.

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Lic# 1058431

• NEW CONSTRUCTION • REMODELS • STRUCTURAL RENOVATIONS RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION With over 24 years experience, MRC can manage all of your construction needs. Trevor and MRC is here to help rebuild the Ridge. Morgan Ridge Construction/Trevor Thomas is a contractor of new construction, residential or commercial, remodels, patios, decks, concrete flat work, and structural repair. Paradise born and raised with over 20 years experience.

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Hudson’s adapts to Ridge needs with new products

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udson’s Appliance Center has been serving the Ridge since 1972, and after the Camp Fire has redoubled its commitment. Hudson’s opened a second store in Chico to serve their customers while they rebuilt and refurbished the Paradise store. The moment you step into the “new” Paradise store, you see and feel their commitment to providing the Ridge with high quality appliances and a new range of products to address a variety of needs.

Owners Kristina and Vince Clarkson, long time residents of Paradise, had visions of what their new store could be after the disaster. Kristina tells us that one of their favorite things about living on the Ridge was being outside, in their backyard. As things progressed after fire, they saw what was needed as people returned and rebuilt. Kristina said, “we thought what a wonderful way to follow our passion for outdoor living by expanding outdoor living into our store.” The Clarksons brought in

patio furniture, outdoor kitchens and spas and then they fell into bedding. They could see there was a huge need on the Ridge with no furniture or mattress store currently reopening. Kristina Owners Vince and Kristina Clarkson, test out the new patio furniture said, “We felt the line. Visit Hudson’s Appliance Center at 454 Pearson Road, Paradise. need of the community and decided to go all in!” Expanding the showroom’s square footage provided more room to display kitchen and laundry centers and new outdoor kitchens, furniture and Traeger grills. You will want to visit their newly expanded and remodeled Paradise store whether you are looking for something custom or ideas for outdoor living, or for kitchen or laundry appliances. Hudson’s is your go- Long time residents of Paradise Lynny and to one stop shop for all your outdoor Kathy Patterson are rebuilding and choosing living and appliance needs. appliances for their new home.

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We Are

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Monday thru Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Helping Re-build the Ridge! Adding to our inventory daily!

Serving th Ridge fo e r 75 Years!

• FENCING: wood and chain link • GATE HARDWARE • TREATED LUMBER • DOUG FIR structural lumber • PAVESTONE PRODUCTS (retaining wall and pavers) • CONCRETE SIDING PRODUCTS and more!

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PARADISE TREE SERVICE Over 25 Years Experience Licensed & Insured PL-PD • CDF#A713 Fully Insured up to 1,000,000.00

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Local photographer shares the beauty found in nature’s recovery

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n 2017, Casey Jones created her web site CRaeArt, to display and market her vast collection of photography and art. This venture runs alongside her existing “Nature Yourself” business. After moving to the Ridge, Casey discovered a bounty of nature at her fingertips. She began hiking and finding herself more often than not outside and playing in her own back yard. She shares the bounty and beauty through the lens of her camera.

Jones witnessed how nature regrew from the ashes alongside the community rebuilding and strives to capture its strength and perseverance. She recently began sharing videos of her hikes, for those who wish to join from the comfort of their home. She says, “I love that I am able to bring nature to more people this way. It makes me excited for the possibility of what comes next.” Jones would be honored for her art to grace the walls of new homes and businesses. All of Jones photography is available for purchase in a variety of forms. If you can imagine it, she can make it for you. Visit CRaeArt.com for an online gallery and product options. She is available for portraits, pets and also event photos! If you have any requests, or wish to work with her, contact her at Craeart33@gmail.com “When we find ourselves in nature that is when we begin to feel better. So don’t forget to Nature Yourself.”

Are you looking for a gift or something for your home that is representative of the Ridge? Visit CraeArt.com an online Gallery of Art and Photography from local artist, Casey Jones If you can imagine it, she can make it! Phone cases, tote bags, curved metal, blankets, mugs and much more. She is available for portraits, pets and also event photos! If you have any requests, or wish to work with her, contact her at Craeart33@gmail.com CRaeArt33 FB & Instagram

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Magalia Community Center, now open, offering services

By Chris Rauen

Executive Director, Magalia Community Center

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are getting the course ready to open,” said Jacob Bates, Disc Golf Commissioner. “Enthusiasm for a new disc golf course in Magalia is widespread throughout the Northern California disc golf community.”

he Magalia Community Center, located at the corner of South Park and Andover Drive in Magalia, provides resources and The Community Center seeks meeting space for the the support of the communiUpper Ridge community through donations, which ties. Teams of volunteers can be made www.magaliahave been hard at work communitypark.org. Check cleaning up the grounds, The Community and Resource Center, former Paradise Pines Golf us out on Facebook at “Park mowing meadow fair- Clubhouse, now offers a gathering place for meetings and events, both on the Green” ways and clearing the public and private, internet access and much more. Magalia Community Center walking path, replacing Corner of South Park & siding and refurbishing the buildings. Both parking lots are Andover Drive being sealed and striped. “I continue to be overwhelmed 530-413-9158 • info@magaliacommunitypark.org with the community support we have received and the local businesses, such as Lowe’s, Almond Asphalt, Mechanics and Tri-Counties Banks have supported us with donations CST #2022931-40 to help open,” said Chris Rauen, the Executive Director. The 2,500 square foot Community Center houses a staffed Information Resource Center, providing specifics to the Magalia rebuild on everything from utilities, tree removal ROE’s, building permit information and referrals to local social services.

While adjusting to the pandemic requirements, additional services available at the center include:

Student Internet Access: Free internet access and biosafe place to work (following Butte County Public Health guidelines) for students, by reservation. Computer, Printing, Copying: There is a community access computer available at no charge with printing and copying available at $.15 per page. Medical & Mental Health: Free monthly medical and mental health clinics offered by Medspire.

Meeting space for small groups: Organizations may schedule meetings in the Community Center hall. COVID guidelines, including physical distancing, will be observed by those utilizing both the hall and the courtyard (for outdoor meetings).

Disc Golf: An 18-hole Disc Golf course is a major project in process. “We have sold sponsorships for all 18 holes to help us get started, the baskets have been ordered, we

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Seasons on the Ridge — Fall & Winter Photos shared by community members. Submit photos for future issues to Monica@paradisechamber.com

Muralist Jedrek Speer created this mural, visible on Skyway in Paradise. Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley (BCGNV) Members selected the inspiring message for their building. Photo: BCGNV

Our old lamp post that made it thru the fire. I put a solar light inside . . .for hope. Photo: Shere Shingler

Patti Samons enjoys winter fishing on Paradise Lake. Photo: Steve Samons

Reflections of Paradise Lake.

Nothing says “Fall on the Ridge” like our spindly golden oaks. Photo: Rhonda Kennedy

Photo: Casey Jones Photography.

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A snowy Ridge landscape.

Photo: Casey Jones Photography.

In Memoriam: Magalia Community Church, Mountain Thyme Photography. With gratitude to Dave Bermann for his vision and generosity.

Sunset across Butte Creek Canyon.

Photo: Rhonda Kennedy

A frosty winter pond in lower Paradise.

Photo: Melissa Schuster

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REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS Proudly serving the Ridge for the past 22 years!

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REBUILDING DREAMS Together we are # Butte STRONG As local real estate experts, we understand Paradise's unique environment and continue to help rebuild our community alongside our neighbors, friends, and family. Whether your real estate needs include building, selling, or buying property, we can help sort through your options to find what works best for you. For example, if you are interested in building or rebuilding, we have partnerships with new construction builders offering several floorplans, all types of home sizes, styles, and price budgets.

5428 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969 | 530.872.7653 | www.C21Skyway.com With all the uncertainty that surrounds us, you may have concerns about the economy’s reaction to the Coronavirus and how it affects your plans to invest in the real estate market. At CENTURY 21 Select Real Estate, we will continue to service you with any of your real estate needs. You can expect the same high level of exceptional customer service but with some virtual modifications for health and safety. We are looking forward to new possibilities and helping you in the capacity you’re most comfortable with. Thank you again for your continued support. ©2020 CENTURY 21 Select Real Estate, Inc. All rights reserved. CENTURY 21® and the CENTURY 21 Logo are registered trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. ©2020 Stanford Mortgage is a division of Finance of America Mortgage LLC |Equal Housing Opportunity | NMLS ID #1071 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) | 300 Welsh Road, Building 5, Horsham, PA 19044 | (800) 355-5626. For licensing information, go to: www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org. | Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. |This is not a commitment to lend. Prices, guidelines and minimum requirements are subject to change without notice. Some products may not be available in all states. Subject to review of credit and/or collateral; not all applicants will qualify for financing. It is important to make an informed decision when selecting and using a loan product; make sure to compare loan types when making a financing decision. Select Property Management, Inc. | Broker Lic. #01007365

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­— REAL ESTATE UPDATE —

Are we wasting our time rebuilding the Ridge?

those who want to come back, they embrace it too. There is a comradery and a passion that wasn’t there before. Sure, we were strong before, but not Paradise Strong.

By Cindy Haskett

Owner, Blue Team Realty

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efore I answer that, let’s take a moment to review. We’re all aware that many families have chosen to leave the Ridge and/or the state. I have the utmost respect for anyone who wants to choose a better life for themselves and their families and if that means leaving the area, then I wish them the best! Some of the comments I’ve heard are: “Paradise will never be the same” or “I can’t afford to rebuild” or from tenants “I can’t afford to rent here or the neighboring areas.” The list goes on.

Photo by Jen Sullivan Brooks

House blessing and signing ceremonies are becoming common practice among Ridge rebuilders. Good wishes from friends and family are the foundation of our new homes.

First: They are correct, the Ridge won’t be the same, but tell me this, what’s wrong with that? I for one have never backed down from a challenge or change; I have always embraced transition and if you speak with the members of this community and

Second: Affordability was an obstacle to rebuilding. High housing prices were the norm-at least in the beginning. With very few builder/contractors in the early days of the rebuild, housing prices and prices per square foot were off the charts, some I heard quoted as high as $350-400 per sq ft. Now, we have our local and many out-of-area builders with more affordable prices. I am working with some builders starting around $180 per sq ft for a high-quality site built home and even lower prices for owner builders options. So for those who want to rebuild on the Ridge: You have options! The passing of the AB1482 Tenant Protection Act is helping maintain affordability and mitigating price gouging. If any investor/ landlords are reading this—build for rentals! You won’t be disappointed. Now let’s look at some interesting local stats. Since the fire, in Paradise and Magalia we have sold 1055 lots, including pending escrows. Between the Town and County they have issued 1064 building permits. That sounds like growth to me. So back to the original question . . . Are we wasting our time? I don’t think so! I know I am honored to be a part of rebuilding the Ridge. We will grow at a steady, sustainable pace. No, we won’t be the same, and yes, we will have some growing pains, and maybe just maybe, we’ll be oh so much more!

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“If you have been thinking of selling, or know a neighbor that is, now might be just the right time”

Residential & Lot Sales Call Today!

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For insurance resources and advice, visit ParadiseChamber. com’s business directory and rebuildparadise. org/insurance/.

Insurance uncertainty continues for the Ridge

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s much of the focus this year has been on the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still facing significant challenges in the pricing and availability of property insurance in all California wildfire zones. Whether it is homeowners, renters, residential rentals, commercial property or business owner protection you are seeking, the quantity of insurance companies available and quality of coverage being offered are markedly varied. While some changes have occurred by order of the California Department of Insurance, Ridge residents remain plagued with the underlying woes of losing coverage and increasing rates.

While 2019 was a comparatively mild wildfire season in California, the $25 billion in losses caused from 2017-2018 fires led to a significant increase in reinsurance costs. Reinsurance is a repository for well-known insurance companies to offload some of the risks of a major catastrophe. Historically, reinsurance companies did not underwrite heavily for wildfire catastrophe, focusing instead on hurricanes, earthquakes and tornados. Now wildfire is highly scrutinized in underwriting and the cost of this reinsurance--which is not regulated-- has

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Serving the North Valley Since 2005. When buying or selling your home, call Jamie today!

Over 30 years of experience Call Stan Today! Stan McDaniel, Owner • General Building Contractor Lifetime Ridge Resident

530-966-4159

Jaime McDaniel GRI, CLHMS Realtor Ca BRE#01446848

530-966-4160 1834 Mangrove Ave., Chico

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increased significantly. This cost is the primary reason given by many companies for non-renewal of existing customers.

The California Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (“FAIR”) Plan is an insurance pool established to assure the availability of basic property insurance to people who own insurable property in the State of California and who, beyond their control, have been unable to obtain insurance in the voluntary insurance market. The California FAIR Plan has added 22,000 homeowners in a recent 12-month period. Additionally, they have changed the underwriting guidelines to allow for a maximum limit of $3 million in total coverage written under the Dwelling Property Policy. Commercial property insurance is now available up to $3 million for the structure and $1.5 million for all other coverages. The coverage provided by the FAIR Plan is basic fire coverage only and should be supplemented with a “Difference in Conditions” policy covering losses for items such as water damage, theft and liability. To those still in the claim process from the Camp Fire, Commissioner Lara released this notice on April 3, 2020:

In addition, the Department has received complaints from consumers and local and state officials that certain residential property insurance companies are insisting that insureds (who suffered losses in the November 2018 wildfires) must continue to repair and rebuild their homes during the COVID-19 crisis to obtain full replacement cost and Additional Living Expense (ALE) benefits. This Notice reminds all insurance companies

that new laws that went into effect before the November 2018 wildfires mandate that insurers provide no less than 36 months, plus additional 6 month extensions for “good cause,” for insureds to collect full replacement cost and ALE for delays in the reconstruction process that are the result of circumstances beyond the control of the insured. Under the referenced chaptered legislation, circumstances beyond the control of the insured include, but are not limited to, unavoidable construction permit delays, lack of necessary construction materials, and lack of available contractors to perform the necessary work. Commissioner Lara and the California Department of Insurance have determined that the current COVID-19 pandemic is a circumstance beyond the control of the insured, thereby constituting “good cause” under the applicable laws. As an insurance professional, I have never witnessed this much uncertainty in the industry. Undoubtably we will continue to face challenges obtaining affordable property insurance in wildfire hazard areas. I remain optimistic that a positive outcome is on the horizon. My suggestion to those searching for property insurance: Start looking as early as possible and utilize both direct writing and independent insurance agencies to gain access to as many insurance options as possible. Kimball Shirey CIC Heritage Insurance Agency Commercial Insurance Advisor, Certified Insurance Counselor (530) 894-3276 www.heritage-agency.com

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Monte Christo Communities, in partnership with Casa Park Homes, returns 39 homes to Paradise Mobile Estates In early May 2020, the first manufactured homes arrived for the first reopening of a mobile home park in Paradise, CA. Like most of Paradise, all of the homes in this community were destroyed by the devastating 2018 Camp Fire. Now, homes and families are returning, and by years’ end, there will be 39 brand-new manufactured homes available for purchase to meet the needs of so many hoping to return home. Initially built in the 1960s, Paradise Mobile Estates was significantly renovated with upgraded utility infrastructure, new roads, and new homes by this same team from 20102014. Quickly, Paradise Mobile Estates had become a place that 39 families affectionately called home. However, in 2018, Paradise Mobile Estates became one of many communities destroyed by the catastrophic Camp Fire. In a short 24 hours, the 39 families of this quaint community were left without a home.

Housing & Community Development, Paradise Mobile Estates is able to open its doors to welcome it’s families home. “I am so proud of our team and working so diligently to reopen this great community. It’s not easy to be the first community to reopen, and it does come with risk, but this City needs businesses and housing providers to be strong in faith and lead, and we’re just so excited to be a part of that.” Paradise Mobile Estates is now one of the first multifamily properties to provide housing in the area. Paradise Mobile Estates is now offering affordable homes to those families eager to return to The Ridge. Monte Christo Communities, in partnership with Casa Park Homes, is proud to be a part of this important milestone in making #ParadiseStrong.

Over the next 18 months, thanks to the hard-working team and excellent collaboration of Monte Christo Communities, Casa Park Homes, the City of Paradise, and California’s

Paradise Mobile Estates 1354 Elliott Road, Paradise, CA 95969

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Find your vintage treasures in Paradise

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Jeannie’s ver the years Paradise has developed a reputation, a good one, as a place to Consignment discover amazing antiques and collectibles. 491 Pearson Road, Paradise Our unique shops are returning, and today (530) 762-4960 those unique finds are still to be found! F-Sun 10AM-4PM For the out-of-towner, vintage shopping will be a new experience. Some shops have relocated while others remain in their old locations. Paradise is still home to multi-dealer antique shops and thrift, repurpose and consignment shops located on Skyway and Pearson roads.

Shoppers will find unique collectibles – from armoires to amulets and well-priced items to stock mercantile shelves in pricier locales. A fun place to shop year round!

facebook.com/jeanniesconsignmnt Jeannie’s of Paradise is reincarnating! Smaller store with great hopes, and good resale furnishings, collectibles, treasures big and small! Jeannie’s also has been active in fire donations and distributions, showing their commitment to the community. Check out their Facebook page for daily updates.

Treasures from Paradise

Attic Treasures

7409 Skyway, Paradise (530) 876-1541 10AM-5PM Daily

969 Bille Road, Paradise (530) 872-4200 W-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 11AM-4PM facebook.com/Treasures-from-Paradise Truly a shop of multitudes. Known for amazing antiques, Treasures from Paradise also is home to the iconic wooden bears carved by Dan Forschler, and sells fruits and vegetables at their Farmers Market stand.

Skyway Antique Mall 6118 Skyway, Paradise (530) 877-6503 M-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM

Construction Loans

530-877-8800 Par adiseRebuilds.com FHA • VA • USDA • Conventional Loans Floyd Martin Ocean Lending NMLS #1626788 / 1892139

Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Mortgage Lending Act License #41DBO-76602

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454 Pearson Road, Paradise Open Mon-Fri 9-5

530-877-6312 and 2525 Dominic Drive, Chico

• Competitive contract pricing for rebuilds • Knowledgable staff • Trained Service Technicians and Installers

Come Visit our New Showroom! Contractor Pricing We Service What We Sell

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­— COMMERCIAL REBUILDING —

The wait is over! Joy Lyn’s Candies to open October 1st Joy Lyn’s Candies continues to make progress in their return to business in Paradise after the Camp Fire. Their “new” building at 220 Pearson Road has been upgraded and remodeled to suit a small working candy factory and retail store inside. Owners Glenn and Jody Hartley have been diligently working at getting every cog in the machinery going in the right direction to make Joy Lyn’s delicious candies. It hasn’t been easy, but they have met each challenge head on and continue to move forward–just like so many folks rebuilding in our amazing little town.

The next exciting plan is to open the retail store. Customers will once again be able to see candy being made through the viewing window and experience the delicious taste and smell of freshly made candies and chocolates made in Paradise.

Joy Lyn’s is supplying wholesale accounts with award winning Beer Brittle and Jalapeno Brittle made with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. You can find it at Ace Hardware in Paradise, Sohnrey Family Farms, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Gift Store, Made in Chico and Enjoy the Store in Redding and Red Bluff.

Joy Lyn’s Candies 220 Pearson Road, Paradise (530) 872-9167

Glenn Hartley prepares a fresh batch of Joy Lyn’s award-winning beer brittle in their new facility.

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Certified Audioprosthologist* Hearing Aid Dispenser Lic# HA3884 *by the American Conference of Audioprosthology

Stay connected with friends and family. Through the trials of Covid 19, we are here to help you hear, even when you can’t be face to face.

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Born and raised in Paradise, I am with you …re-building for a new future in our home town. Deanna McCoy

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­— COMMERCIAL REBUILDING —

Meehos restaurant’s building opening date still to be determined Meehos, long time Ridge Mexican restaurant, has been serving delicious specialties out of their food truck in the parking lot of their Skyway location. Tonya Calhoun, Meehos General Manager, along with the rest of the Ridge has been watching the rebuild progress and looking forward to the reopening of their newly remodeled dine-in restaurant.

Calhoun reports that the new building will be just a bit larger and offer more indoor seating and additional seating on the patio. The kitchen will see updates and an upgraded computer system will facilitate the ordering process. The drive thru will remain the same. Once COVID is behind us there will be a Salsa Bar as well as beer and wine margaritas. The opening is to be determined due to COVID restrictions. Check out their menu at Meehosmexicanrestaurant.com

Meehos Mexican Restaurant 6808 Skyway, Paradise Open Monday thru Saturday 8:00 am–7:00 pm For takeout (530) 774-7307

Meehos newly enlarged and remodeled patio is being well used while waiting for the inside dining area to be completed.

Delivery to Paradise and Magalia available Monday-Friday f you have never been to Sutherland Landscape IfICenter now is a great time to come and wander around to see what we have in stock. We have the largest selection of decorative landscape supplies north of Sacramento. We are here to offer quality service and expertise to help you with your landscape needs. We want to help in any way we can to help those affected by the recent fire get restablished in their homes.

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Tractor Supply opening in Paradise and is now hiring Tractor Supply, a large rural lifestyle retailer for more than eighty years, is coming to Paradise. The new store in the former Kmart building at 6600 Clark Road will open in the fall of 2020. Tractor Supply offers an extensive range of products for home, land, pets and animals including garden and pet supplies, tools and hardware. Store manager Dannielle Devely is excited to be a part of rebuilding the community.

According to Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monica Nolan, “The attraction of a major retailer like Tractor Supply inspires confidence in the rebuild while retaining jobs and tax dollars in Paradise. We look forward to supporting our new community partner and welcoming more Tractor Supply is transforming the commerce as we grow old K Mart building, opening in fall together.”

of 2020.

Abbey Place – a new housing project in Paradise! After almost a year of discussions and planning, the Paradise Lutheran Church has contracted with Design Horizons LLC to build Abbey Place, a unique four-plex design known as a QCabin (theqcabin.com) The multifamily residential project is located at 780 Luther Drive in Paradise on the existing grounds of the Paradise Lutheran Church where the parsonage was destroyed by the Camp Fire. The four two-bedroom two-bath units are 895 square feet each, covering a total of 3580 square feet.  The structures will be constructed with 100% noncombustible steel frames, studs, and joists with a stucco and cultured stone exterior. The units will be available for rent early in 2021. 

Paradise Lutheran Church 530 877-3549

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High Angle Driveline, first completed commercial build on the Ridge High Angle Driveline, Paradise’s first completed custom-built commercial building, brings life and business back to the intersection of Clark and Skyway. Jesse and Tammy Jaynes, owners of High Angle Driveline, have been Ridge residents for over forty years. Although their ranch and home were spared, the fire destroyed their business, which had been operating in town since 2000. For them, rebuilding was more a question of “where” than “if.” The Jaynes opened a temporary shop in Chico but soon decided to rebuild on their original lot. “It felt like we reclaimed what was taken,” Jesse said. They opted for a custom-designed steel building that was not only cost-effective but also afforded the necessary space and safety. “It lines up pretty well for what we do,” Jesse explained. Tammy agreed: “Also, it’s not as flammable.”

They broke ground January 2020, and in May 2020, High Angle Driveline officially reopened for business in its original location at 7245 Clark Road, making it the first completed commercial rebuild in town. “If I’m just here for one day, that’s all

High Angle Driveline, a full service 4x4 driveline shop rebuilt and is back in business on the Ridge at their old location. worth it,” Jesse said. “It felt that good coming back.”

Considering a build on the Ridge? Their best advice is to come with a ready spirit of support. “Be willing to help the community rebuild by frequenting those businesses that do open and be willing to be extra neighborly.” This, said Tammy, is what helped Paradise get back on its feet. “We saw neighbors helping neighbors and people coming together to lend a hand. I would love to see that stay.”

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Paradise Senior Center seeks community input for future planning The Paradise Community Center, AKA Paradise Senior Center, looks forward to resuming its role as an active community organization. Our Board of Directors is exploring different avenues for the rebuild and welcomes ideas and suggestions in developing a concrete plan.  A collaborative vision embracing the goals of different stakeholder organizations may be the answer! Our location near the Paradise Performing Arts Center creates opportunity for cooperation and robust community functions. With energy and innovation, our Center will once again provide a meeting place for many different organizations and host special celebrations and a wide variety of activities that support the culture of the Ridge.  Please contact us with your input.  It does take a village!

Connie Wilhite, President The Paradise Community Center 530 321-6303 connie007@att.net

Moose Lodge to break ground on new building The Paradise Moose Lodge is in the process of engineering its new lodge building and hopes to break ground in Winter 2020. It will be approximately 8,500 square feet with outside and inside dining.  Moose and interested community members are invited to follow progress and find out about events by visiting the Paradise Moose Facebook page. The Paradise Moose Lodge continues to host FEMA trailers on its property for displaced Butte County citizens. 

Cy Morris, Administrator Paradise Moose Lodge 2227 PO Box 1176, 5275 Skyway Road Paradise, CA 95967

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Paradise Community Village on Clark Road is being reborn. 36 families may be welcomed home on or before Thanksgiving 2021.

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n mid-September 2020, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) broke ground on Paradise Community Village, a 36-unit affordable housing development located at 1001 Village Parkway in Paradise. The project has an estimated 15-month construction schedule and hopes are high that residents can be in their homes in time for Thanksgiving 2021. CHIP also developed and built the original project, and when completed, it will be the Town’s first affordable housing rental property to be rebuilt after the Camp Fire. CHIP staff, working closely with the Town, have fostered this rebirth despite numerous challenges including debris removal, water access, navigating the FEMA process, and additional hurdles unique to affordable housing. “The finished development will provide much needed affordable housing units for Paradise residents. This is a big win for Paradise and our recovery efforts,” said Lauren Gill, Paradise Town Manager, (Retired).

The property was originally built using Low Income Housing Tax Credits. These credits provide a significant amount of the financing needed to build a housing development available at reduced rents to lower income individuals and families. The Town of Paradise provided funding by applying the Town’s allocated Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) resources. Additionally, other funding came from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. One of the restrictions associated with tax credit funding stip-

ulates if the property is destroyed it must be rebuilt within two years, or the government will recapture the tax credits. That two-year deadline is approaching in December 2020.

“We knew from the very beginning that we would need an extension from the IRS. Our request easily found the support of Representative Doug LaMalfa and Senator Dianne Feinstein who knew firsthand the vast scope of the disaster and would take longer than two years to rebuild,” said Seana O’Shaughnessy, President/CEO of CHIP. A letter was sent to the IRS in support of the extension in the spring of 2019.

Unexplained delays in response from the IRS were emotionally magnified when the IRS finally sent a letter of denial on the first anniversary of the Camp Fire. CHIP is also fortunate to have two other dedicated supporters: -the original investor and Limited Partner, Merritt Community Capital and Sunseri Construction, a local builder and the contractor for both the original development and for the current project. “Being a part of the rebuild is so special for us. We will all celebrate the day that 36 families are able to be welcomed into their rebuilt home,” said Donny Lieberman, President and CEO of Sunseri Construction.

For information about the project and to sign up on the interest list call 530 891-6931 or chiphousing.org/rentals/ paradise/paradise-community-village

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Paradise Mobile Estates, opened with 39 spaces.

Mobile Home Parks offer a range of housing options for the Ridge Paradise Mobile Estates, the town is happy to report, is now open with 39 spaces. As of early August, 3 have sold and 36 are available. Units are being delivered in waves of 6 until the park is full likely in May/June of 2021. The park is located at 1354 Elliott Road. Call Chris Podesta at (530) 410-4563 for more information about new manufactured homes and financing options. Soon to open is Oak Hill Mobile Estates. Oak Hills is an allages community mobile home park with view lots located at 1340 Bille Road in Paradise. Call (530) 876-1468 for more information.

Quail Trails RV Park is open now. Quail Trails crews have been working hard to clean up after 2018’s devastating fire, and RV sites are now ready and welcoming RVers once again! Located at 5110 Pentz Road, Paradise. Call (530) 680-2002 for more information.

The first unit arrives on Paradise Mobile Estate’s opening day ceremony.

Edgewood and Sawmill Mobile Home Estates offering 44 mobile home units for senior housing, will open soon. Located at Sawmill & Edgewood in Paradise.

Pine Grove and Sherwood Forest Mobile Home Parks have 151 spots between them and are slated to open by the end of the year. These parks are tenant-owned and the MHP owner is working on fast tracking manufactured units for delivery, shortening a 5-month window into 5 weeks. Located off of Armstrong/Clark, Wagstaff)

The Plantation Mobile Home Village is a tenant-owned allaged community located off Buschmann Road in Paradise. The Plantation has applied for their HCD-514 for the Home Owners Association to do communal improvements. Paradise Trailer Court, 17-unit mobile home park has an HCD-514 and is currently performing underground infrastructure repairs. Located on Skyway.

J&M, 9 units, filed for HCD-514 and are in construction, located on Clark Road.

Katie Simmons Disaster Recovery Director  Town of Paradise  530 872-6291 x153   ksimmons@townofparadise.com

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ne of the Town of Paradise’s priorities has always been to reestablish the mobile home parks that provided homes for many of the Ridge’s senior population and others. Prior to the Camp Fire, Paradise had 38 mobile home parks, with 1,854 units, 90% of which were destroyed in the fire. To date approximately six mobile home parks have filed for their HCD-514 from the California Department of Housing; Community Development (HCD) which is a required construction permit issued by the state.

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Town of Paradise Recovery Progress Report

By Natasha Beehner

Grant Administrator for the Town of Paradise

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actors both visible and invisible are affecting the remarkable progress of Paradise. The Building Resiliency Center is established and open, Tractor Supply is moving in on Clark Road, homes are being rebuilt, our utilities are being undergrounded, hotels are re-establishing and so much more as we continue to rebuild Paradise. While seeing the future of what Paradise will become is easy for many, it may not be the case for all as we go through the difficulties of recovery. Town staff and partners actively working on the rebuild are informed by a vision for the future Paradise that informs their daily work. Those progressing through the difficulties of recovery may have difficulty keeping the vison in sight.

Recovery means many things and we are making significant progress. Recovery means removing all hazardous trees in our Town, which is an undertaking involving numerous partners. It means road evaluations and rehabilitation, while trucks doing the necessary work continue to need access. It means addressing new weeds that are populating our community providing concerns for fire safety that we all must tackle together. All are necessary projects to ensure public safety and prepare the land and our properties for a robust rebuild. While the above activity continues to move Paradise forward, there are many long-term recovery projects that are also taking major steps in the right direction. The Town and our numerous partners continue to keep the community’s expectations at the forefront with the Long-Term Community Recovery Plan as our guide. Currently, the following projects are our focus. Each project contains an update on progress as of September 2020.

Paradise Wastewater Treatment Project - The proposed

project that has also been referred to as the “Sewer System” would connect 1,459 parcels in the Sewer Service Area which runs along a designated section of Skyway, Pearson, and Clark. The timeline for this project is several years and we are in Phase 1 which is fully funded.

Broadband Feasibility Study - The future of Paradise as a “Digital City” would greatly enhance our economic opportunities. This study is in direct response to community members’ needs for a faster and more accessible broadband experience.

tional grant funds for construction.

Early Warning System - This system would warn our citizens of any type of hazardous event, allowing for information and evacuation. The Town was awarded a hazard mitigation grant for advanced planning, and we issued a Request for Proposal in August to identify a company to undertake the design and planning of this project. Once a design is in place we will seek addi-

Transportation Master Plan- This is a combination of several long-term recovery priorities and focuses on a circulation study to help determine which roads need to be improved, widened, connected and more. As of September 2020, we have a pending EDA grant of $1.8 million which would fund this project. Road Rehabilitation- We have both approved and pending grants to fund repairs on our busiest public roads and on many private roads. We have $37 million in approved grants for on-system road rehabilitation and $38 million in pending grant funds for off-system road rehabilitation. Funding is essential to recovery. We have thirty-six Capital Improvement and Disaster Recovery projects that are estimated at $121 million over the next five years. We are continuing to forge through new territory. We are continuing to recover. We are making large strides in our rebuild. It takes all of us. Thank you for all you are doing to support these efforts.

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Table Mountain Masonic Lodge available for special occasion events Historic Table Mountain Masonic Lodge #124, is a beautiful and historic venue for any special occasion. They provide meeting and event space suitable for weddings, anniversaries, parties, business meetings, memorials and community events or if you need food preparation in a commercial kitchen. Space is available for a single, weekly or monthly use; there is one long term office rental space available. Internet, 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 reasonable. For information call 916 202-6942.

Ridge Rising signs

available in Paradise and Chico! Rebuilders – demonstrate your Ridge pride by displaying a “Ridge Rising” sign! Available at Wilson Printing and Signs at 730-B Main Street in Chico and Blue Team Realty at 6141 B Center Street in Paradise.

As many other venues they have had to curtail meetings of five or more due to COVID-19, please call to check for availability for your event. However, they are able to provide space for Craft Fairs observing the COVID requirements for social distancing and masking in a retail environment.

Signs are $15, (with tax $16.09) with $5 from each sign purchased donated to the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce to support its work in building community.

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The film “A Message from the Future of Paradise” is set 50 years in the future and reflects on the rebuilding process in Paradise. Comprised of 12 original paintings, the film is a blueprint for communities around the world who are facing disastrous conditions and seek to create a better world. View the film by visiting www.regeneratingparadise.org/messagefromthefuture

Regenerating Paradise

works toward sustainability and resiliency By Allen Myers

Founder / Director Regenerating Paradise

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he challenge for our community is to co-create and build together in a way that develops local economies in relationship with natural systems. Regenerating Paradise (RP) invites the community to build bridges of diverse disciplines to create sustainability and resiliency. RP supports all efforts to rebuild Paradise but focuses especially on encouraging sustainable practices that, by fostering interdependence, will regenerate both the natural environment of Paradise and the community. RP’s core group is comprised of Paradise locals and disasterexperienced supporters inspired by core values of hope, stewardship and resilience. Mission Statement: Weaving the social fabric that regenerates us.

Logline: Regenerating Paradise facilitates the social, cultural, collaborative, and regenerative aspects of the rebuild process.

Our purpose:  is to increase our capability to regenerate Ridge communities with greater harmony and diversity of people, place, and nature. WHAT WE DO

• Strategic Planning Assistance: Support rebuild projects by offering knowledge, ideas, and shared resources.

• Nourish collaboration: Facilitating quarterly day-long gatherings of Ridge community actors and activists to facilitate the rebuilding in coordinated way. • Organizational Support: Grant-writing, fundraising assistance, public relations, networking, and communication.

• Amplification: Highlight rebuilding efforts to draw in participation and resources. Find out more at regeneratingparadise.net/

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PCMS recognized as a CCCS is proud to be back California Distinguished School on the Ridge this year! Paradise Charter Middle School was happy to return to Paradise for the 2020 school year. The school is located at 6473 Clark Road on the Alliance Church property. PCMS has been serving students on the Ridge continuously since 1995, and currently operates with online instruction.

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.

PCMS endeavors to create an environment that allows students to pursue intellectual and social success. They believe an effective partnership among parents, teachers, and students within a culture that emphasizes character development and 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, Principal/ Superintendent 6473 Clark Road (on the Paradise Alliance Church property) 530 872-7277

Children’s Community Charter School (CCCS) is a public, free to attend school serving Ridge families since 1996. While we are grateful for our hosts at Grace Community Church in Chico for providing our home after the fire, CCCS is “home” on the Ridge in the fall of 2020. We are moving forward with opening our school for the 2020-2021 with our Distance Learning Plan. All TK-8th grade students will be learning via online platforms. Our campus is coming together; through federal, state and local grants we have been preparing a beautiful campus to occupy while we prepare our permanent rebuild. New classrooms, swing sets and students will be thrilled to explore on our new play structure.

We expect tremendous academic growth. Our teachers have been participating in professional development to enhance their Distance Learning tool bag and our students have had a whole trimester of practicing online learning. Enrollment is still open in most grades, for questions, please call 530-877-2227

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There is excitement in the air, Habitat volunteers are ready to get going on The Paradise Project. They will be building new homes for eight families on the Ridge.

Habitat builds homes, community and hope By Nicole Bateman

Executive Director Habitat for Humanity of Butte County

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ffordable housing is a critical issue in our county and Habitat for Humanity of Butte County is playing a role in getting more families housed.

The damage from the Camp Fire has been devastating and our sense of community has been disrupted. Habitat is committed to offering eligible families a stable and affordable place to call home.

Habitat’s 5-Year Sustaining Growth Project bolsters its response to the need for affordable housing by expediting our building cycle, increasing and sustaining home production by 300% - from two homes to six homes annually. Plans to build twenty-eight homes in the next five years include the Mulberry Street and Habitat Rebuilds Paradise Projects:

The Paradise Project is comprised of eight lots purchased

with funds from the Crown Foundation. The pre-development phase of the first two Paradise homes is planned for fall 2020, with four additional homes in 2021 and two more in 2022. This project will provide two and three bedroom homes for disaster-affected families. The Mulberry Street Project includes three lots with six homes, with completion expected by end of 2020. Mulberry Street focuses on disaster-affected families. Of the six homes, three are accessible dwelling units (ADUs). All the families were previous renters, five families are Camp Fire survivors, three are single parents, five of the six have children, and one has a family member with a disability.

Habitat’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, community and hope. For 27 years, Habitat has employed a collaborative model to build not only homes, but community. We have been uniting businesses, donors, and volunteers to raise the walls and empower families to become a strong part of our communities.

By the end of 2020, we will have built 40 homes and provided 110 children a forever home. Paradise Rotary Foundation and Golden Valley Bank have launched our Habitat Rebuilds Paradise fund. You too can join us - donate to and shop at the ReStore at 220 Meyers Street in Chico, become a volunteer, and consider our Hammer Club, a group of those who give monthly. Find out more at buttehabitat.org.

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NVCF has granted more than $35 million for survivors

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s the two-year anniversary of the Camp Fire approaches, the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has issued more than 600 grants totaling more than $35 million in help for survivors.

Take the manufactured home project, for example. It started as an idea to provide temporary housing for Camp Fire survivors then pivoted to something more lasting and substantial. It took months to figure out all the moving parts.

Susan Van Horn is holding up a“PAID IN FULL” sign after receiving her new home. We are just getting started.

In late summer, we saw two tremendously helpful projects come to fruition. The first of forty-seven homes were delivered to survivors as part of the Camp Fire Manufactured Home Replacement Project. Then forty-three new case managers were sworn in through the AmeriCorps program, which was propped up by a $1.3 million commitment from our Butte Strong Fund. The effort ultimately will provide fifty-seven case managers to connect fire survivors to resources. In these instances and others, we work with partner organizations and government to deliver aid. Things don’t happen quickly or easily. The recovery work requires perseverance and patience from all involved.

Samaritan’s Purse committed to providing the homes. Funders like NVCF, American Red Cross, Wells Fargo and Center for Disaster Philanthropy committed the money for placing the homes on lots and hooking up to utilities. The Camp Fire Collaborative worked to vet applicants and select those who would receive the homes.

The grant for AmeriCorps workers will help eliminate a backlog of requests for case management help. Separately, NVCF committed $1 million to various community organizations for roughly fifteen case manager positions. In addition, $2.7 million was committed for financial assistance for fire survivors.

Broken down, NVCF relief effort looks like this: • Housing: $6.7 million

• Health and wellness: $6 million • Direct assistance: $14.3 million

• Community development projects: $2.9 million • Education: $4 million

• Economic recovery: $1.3 million

The long-term vision is being managed through the Butte Strong Fund, which is a partnership of NVCF, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Aaron Rodgers. A committee of nine citizens, most with ties to Paradise or Concow, make decisions on grants for the Butte Strong Fund. With more than 600 proposals approved, our grants cover a lot of ground and touch many lives. The Ridge is indeed rising, and we feel fortunate that we can help.

In all, NVCF has committed more than $14 million for direct assistance for fire survivors.

David Little, Executive Vice President, Programs and Communications The Foundation Building 1811 Concord Avenue, Suite 220, Chico, CA 95928 530 891-1150 Ext. 300 dlittle@nvcf.org | nvcf.org A Nonprofit Organization 501(c)(3), Tax ID 68-0161455

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Camp fire clean up of residential lots frequently asked questions Butte County landowners continue to move forward with Camp Fire clean up and restoration efforts. The Butte County Fire Safe Council has produced this FAQ to provide answers and resources for landowners who are working to create fire defensible landscape that minimizes fire hazards such as excess grass, brush or small trees.

Q:

I am concerned about brush and small trees that contribute to fire hazard conditions and intend to address the vegetation removal myself. Any recommendations on what to do with the cut material? What about the excess trees?

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: Woody material can be chipped and scattered on site

(not to exceed 3� depth) or brush and trees can be removed and transported to a collection yard; two options are Neal Road landfill and Old Durham Wood in Durham. Excess trees can also be cut and split as firewood. Alternatively, woody material can be piled and burned on site (burn permit required from Cal Fire).

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Scotch broom is an issue on my property. What is the best method for removal?

Scotch broom is a noxious weed that displaces native vegetation and should be removed by hand when young. A pick or shovel may be required depending on the age of the broom. It will sprout if cut, so complete removal (roots and stem) is recommended. Herbicide treatment is also an option. Broom is a prolific seed producer and should be piled/burned on site or removed for disposal at a landfill or biomass power plant. The Fire Safe Council has a weed

wrench tool that is available on loan: buttefiresafe.net/borrow-a-weed-wrench/ For additional information on broom: buttefiresafe.net/doom-the-broom/

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I would like to have the brush and downed logs chipped and removed. Where can I dispose of the chips?

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Local contractors can chip brush and trees, and dispose of chips. Material can also be chipped by landowners and removed to Neal Road Landfill or Old Durham Wood. For a list of vegetation removal companies: www.keepitparadise.com/listing-category/landscaping-and-tree-services/

The Fire Safe Council has a chipper program for landowners that are willing to stack small stems and brush for roadside chipping. Note that all chips produced are scattered on site with the program (not removed). We recommend that scotch broom not be chipped and scattered due to the potential for seeds to spread (thus allowing broom to proliferate). For information on the chipper program: buttefiresafe.net/ chipper-program/

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What is going on with the Hazard Tree Removal Program?

It is the responsibility of the landowner to remove any hazardous trees related to the Camp Fire. For additional information: buttecountyrecovers.org/private-property-tree-removal/

Additional Resources:

Make It Paradise Frequently Asked Questions: makeitparadise.org/frequently-asked-questions

Home Landscaping Assessment: ucdavis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_81e6E8eQN6W7xPv Reducing Forest Fuels: ucanr.edu/sites/fire/Prepare/Treatment/

Firewise USA: www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/ Wildfire/Firewise-USA

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Paradise Irrigation District: The Little Engine that Could

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Replace fire-damaged meters and return to normal billing: PID’s metering system was badly damaged during the fire so the district hasn’t had the equipment to measure and charge customers for the water they’re using. Currently, customers pay either a ready-to-serve rate of just $21.49 per month or just the active rate if the water-advisory has been lifted at the property. Once the new meters are installed, customers will be charged $1.61 per 100 cubic feet of water, plus the active service rate. The new metering system will be hardened to minimize damage should another fire occur on the Ridge.

s we approach the second anniversary of the Camp Fire and reflect on the recovery work completed by our local water district, we’re reminded of the children’s story about a small engine asked to pull a very long train over a high mountain. The little engine steps up to the task and repeats the mantra, “I think I can, I think I can,” and because of its perseverance overcomes a seemingly impossible task. More than 380,000 tests at 4,700 Ridge locations means our water Paradise Irrigation District, system is one of the most densely-tested in the US. (PID) was faced with the monumental task of repressuring Paradise’s water piping system comprised of 173 miles of pipeline, identifying fire-related damage, managing hundreds of leaks, and restoring clean drinking water to its customers after water quality was compromised due to the devastation of the 2018 Camp Fire. Additionally, a 3-million gallon in-ground storage tank was damaged and slated for replacement as well as all customer meters and the infrastructure that supported an automated metering system.

The good news today, nearly two years later, is that the District, with the help of federal, state, and local agencies, and our partners, has accomplished much of this seemingly impossible work. Most notably, PID is restoring clean drinking water to residents and businesses and creating solutions to ensure that we are delivering clean water that meets or exceeds regulatory standards to every customer rebuilding in Paradise.

Personalized service for our customers: We’re working with each PID customer to ensure they have the water service they need, when they need it. We are aware that there are some exceptional situations these days in our community; we see, for example, neighboring parcels where the owners will not permit a right-of-way crossing for a new water line as well as special family circumstances that require extra attention. Your PID professionals are engaging in creative problem-solving to address customer needs. We know how important water is to our community—and, even more importantly, to your household.

What’s Next for PID?

Water Quality Assurance Monitoring: Although we have successfully lifted the water quality advisory for all surviving structures and completed rebuilds and revised it for vacant lots and lots under construction, we are committed to ensuring continuous clean drinking water for our community. To ensure our customers can trust the quality of water delivered by PID, we have developed a monitoring program. The district will continue to test and monitor water quality within its distributions system over the next two years. Water sampling test results from this monitoring program will be made available online at pidwater.com/ recovery.

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PID status report for all recovery projects

Table of PID recovery projects and their progress as of September 1, 2020

Serving Paradise, Chico & Oroville

• Local Contractor • Commercial / Residential / Solar • Power Poles “We Work Safe!” www.BunchElectric.com

• Free Estimates

• New Construction • Remodels

(530)

966-4125

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Lic. #1002218

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Video project to document the Camp Fire rebuild progress in real time

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istory is being made every day on the Ridge and the Rebuild Paradise Foundation is working to document and preserve this evolving story for future generations. The idea hatched in the Chico State Media Arts department with intern Stephen Klessel who began work on a video project with Rebuild Paradise Foundation.

encourages residents to return to the Ridge and also to serve as an historical record for future generations. He started work on a library of informational interviews, beautiful scenery, and growth progress through video, which he will one day give to the community as a museum exhibit.

While continuing his work for Rebuild Paradise, Klessel also freelances for Valley Contractors Exchange, and the Camp Fire Collaborative, helping promote projects through social media and internet videos. Whether he’s filming the last stages of a rebuild, modeling land through aerial drone footage, or answering emails to help residents with programs he’s involved in, he is proud to serve this thriving, resilient community.

In May of 2019, Klessel began filming the return of Ridge residents and businesses. The importance of the work he was doing soon became evident to the Foundation and they brought him on board as staff to continue and expand his work. This partnership is not only capturing the progress in real time but allowing the rebuilders to tell their own stories about what it takes to thrive in Paradise.

Klessel enjoys documenting progress-- Charles Brooks and son Liam are enjoying the depicting hope, happiness, and triumph vista from their soon-to-be completed Paradise Email: stories@rebuildparadise.org  over obstacles. He’s hoping his work home.

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TOTR’s musical celebration and love letter to Paradise after miraculously surviving the Camp Fire: The cast of Radioland’s Return to Paradise, February 14, 2019.

Live Theater at TOTR to return after intermission

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fter the miracle of surviving the Camp Fire, Theatre on the Ridge embraced the opportunity to provide community, laughter, and connection through live theater. While celebrating our 45th anniversary season in 2020, COVID-19 required a shutdown of all live performances after just two productions. What was thought would be a brief intermission is going to last much longer than we expected. The health and safety of our patrons and performers has to take precedence over our desire to provide the kind of entertainment we know you

love. Our doors will remain closed for the remainder of this season, but in 2021we look forward to presenting you with the high quality performances you have come to expect. We cannot wait to be together again and look forward with hope and fingers crossed to the promise of 2021. For updates, visit www.totr.org. “Strength is what we gain from the madness we survive.”

Theatre on the Ridge  Judy Clemens, Executive Director 530 877-5760

Paradise Arts Alliance takes its first steps By David Leon Zink

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erhaps the surest sign of human resilience is the rise of creativity, the art spirit – and the Ridge is teeming with it! Local artists and arts and culture organizations are more committed than ever to bring inspiration and healing to our community.

Chappelle de l’Artiste, Paradise Symphony Orchestra, Paradise Recreation and Parks District, as well as several individual artists.

ALLIANCE

That bodes well for our continued recovery. Communities that invest in arts and culture often see a long-term boost to their local economy. Supporting the arts is good for business!

With this in mind, a number of arts and culture nonprofits on the Ridge have joined forces to create a new nonprofit collaborative – Paradise Arts Alliance. Charter members include Paradise Performing Arts Center, Gold Nugget Museum, Theatre on the Ridge, Paradise Art Center, Norton Buffalo Hall Foundation, Paradise Community Guilds,

An early model for the Alliance was tested in summer and fall 2019, when members of these and other organizations met in the Ridge Chamber of Commerce conference room in order to plan a series of remembrance activities to mark the anniversary of the Camp Fire. The Butte Strong Fund recognized the sense of cooperation and eagerness to collaborate on these worthy efforts and awarded significant grant dollars in support.

Building on that first organizing and fundraising success, Paradise Arts Alliance aims to bring our arts-rich community together in a spirit that strengthens all as the Ridge rises.

www.paradisearts.org Contact: Judy Clemens: judyclemens@gmail.com (530) 519-1768

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Septic Systems Installed

CHAMBERLAIN

BACKHOE SERVICE General Engineering Contractor Larry S. Chamberlain 25 Years Experience

Sewer s& Hook-Up Repairs

Licensed Insured Bonded

SEPTIC TANKS & LEACH LINES TRENCHING

Butte County Certified Septic Installer

Call for FREE Estimate

CA LIC #721818

898-8525

Serving All of Butte County • Family Owned & Operated

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Ridge B&G Club has never stopped serving its families, the need is greater than ever Local Kids~ Great Futures

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or 24 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley (BGCNV) has worked with underserved economically disadvantaged youth in after-school and teen services throughout Butte and Glenn Counties. Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCNV is uniquely positioned to provide a high-quality experience that provides key evidence-informed prevention strategies addressing unprecedented need in our region for child and trauma responsive care. Since the Camp Fire, the Ridge Boys and Girls Club has been on the forefront of childcare and case management services. Community generosity enables a broad expansion of services including providing food, support with bills, housing, furniture and addressing additional needs to connect families with resources so that no child suffers. Our goal is to create normalcy for our youth and families to help them thrive in our communities.

Kids in our community need us now, more than ever. With the community’s sustained support, Ridge youth will continue to receive intentional programs and services to help them learn, thrive and succeed.

Follow us on Facebook to see how we are changing lives!

Happy Friyay! Enjoying a bit of normalcy for superhero day. Our staff are superheroes every day for our kids! #whateverittakes #puttingkidsfirst

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Heavenly Herbs & Acupuncture Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac. An integrated approach to Internal Medicine, combining Traditional Chinese Medicine & Functional Medicine • Acupuncture • Clinical Herbology • Naturopathy• Homeopathy • Nutrition Therapy Affordable, professional & natural healthcare!

We Are Back! 8093 Skyway, Paradise 877-7003 www.heavenly-herbs.com/blog Call for appt.

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is Reincarnating!

We’re starting... small store with

GREAT BIG PLANS! Come join Carol see what’s here for you at Jeannie’s

491 Pearson Road, Paradise

(530)

762-4960

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Elements of Health

Dr. Melissa Illingworth, DACM, LAc Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Hypnotherapy • Stress and Pain Management

• PTSD, Depression, Insomnia

• Injury Rehabilitation

• Herbal Medicine

Veterans provider most insurance accepted

6407 Skyway, Paradise • 530-451-6700 ©

www.elementsofhealth.net

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Rebuild Paradise Foundation helps homeowners lower rebuilding costs

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ebuild Paradise Foundation’s mission is to rebuild the community to be safe and sustainable while restoring the vibrancy of our pre-fire Ridge. Today our focus is to provide the resources needed to lower barriers for those building or repopulating in the Camp Fire footprint.

costs, up to $2,000(max) for architecture/engineering fees and up to $1,000(max) for water-related expenses. For more information on the Missing Middle Grant or to download an application, visit rebuildparadise.org/grants.

Mapping Tools include resources such as filters for two-foot contour intervals, completed and submitted property surveys and evacuation zones. Homeowner’s Insurance information is available for those in the market for homeowner’s insurance. Our list of local agents/ brokers for both site-built and manufactured homes may assist your search. Visit our website to watch our basic insurance informational video to better understand current Ridge insurance availability. Drone Services offer the design community project specific high-resolution aerial imagery. Design professionals assisting in Ridge recovery efforts are invited to email info@ rebuildparadise.org for more information.

The Rebuild Paradise Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the long-term needs of Butte County’s disaster affected residents, businesses and workforce.

A new home takes shape as framing progresses in accordance with Rebuild Paradise Foundation’s mission to build safe and sustainable homes in our community.

Holly Fisher, Project Coordinator Rebuild Paradise Foundation Email: holly@rebuildparadise.org Web: www.rebuildparadise.org

Working to serve our mission, the Foundation has launched several resources:

The Residential Floor Plan Library is hosted on our website and offers “master planned” homes to those building in the Camp Fire footprint. With use of a master planned home design, a homeowner can expect to save time and money in the building process. Check out home designs and learn more about the process at rebuildparadise. org/building-plans.

The Missing Middle Grant awards up to $5,000 per household as reimbursement for pre-construction expenses in the Camp Fire footprint. The grant is intended for homeowners building their primary residence, that meet the household income criteria and provide proof of a building permit receipt dated on or after 2/18/2020. Upon eligibility, grant funding is Another beautiful Paradise rebuild. Only the finishing touches are left to be awarded as follows: up to $2,000(max) for survey completed for a Paradise family to move into their new home.

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Lic# 1034559

• Septic installation and repair • Lot prep and clearing • Footings/Construction prep.

(530)

Septic and Sewer Specialist!

961-3171

To learn more about Magneson Tractor go to www.magnesontractorservice.com

Support the Rise of the Ridge By Purchasing

Ridge Rising

Merchandise and Apparel • Hats • Shirts & Hoodies • Mugs • Tote Bags • License Plate Holders Custom orders available

Order form online at ParadiseChamber.com

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Voting on the Ridge, your vote is your voice By Patty Haley

League of Women Voters

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f you were displaced by fire, you can maintain your residence address on the Ridge, so long as you are planning on returning. Update your current mailing address so you can receive your Ridge ballot there.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping register and educate everyone on election issues and candidates. The League distributes postage paid paper voter registration forms throughout Butte County including Paradise Town Hall, 5555 Skyway or the Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Road, or register online at buttevotes.net. To check your voter registration status, update your address and/or mailing address at this same website. You can even sign up for the new “Where’s My Ballot?” tracking tool. If you have questions, call Butte County Elections Office during business hours, 8am-5pm M-F (530) 552-3400.

In Butte County, all ballots will start being mailed 28 days before an election. Once you fill out your ballot, place it back in the envelope provided and sign on the outside of the envelope in the designated spot. You have three options to return your ballot: any Ballot Drop Box, any Voter Assistance Center, any US Post Office.

Secure Ballot Drop Boxes will be made available throughout the county the same time ballots are mailed. Voter Assistance Centers open three days before Election Day and on Election Day where you may register to vote, return your ballot, or get additional help if needed. Information on locations of Ballot Drop Boxes and Voter Assistance Centers are mailed to registered voters. Mailed ballots must Photo by Vicki Brown Taylor have a postmark no later than Election Day to count. Please be mindful of your postal service pick up times or United States Postal Service collection box pick up times to ensure that your ballot will count. For non-partisan information regarding what is on your ballot, go to VotersEdge.org.

Paradise

872-7975 Chico

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G N O R T S E T BUT

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WORKS EVEN WHEN THE POWER IS OUT.

Model 8550 Includes:Smart Control Panel 3-Button Premium Remote Control

• Powerful DC motor belt drive system is durable, ultra-quiet and maintenance-free. MyQ® technology enables you to close your garage door or turn the lights on or off using a smart phone or computer from anywhere. • Lifetime motor and belt warranty.

OVERHEAD DOOR, INC.

GARAGE DOORS

Lic #699445

• SALES • SERVICE • INSTALLATION

872-9070 www.AJOverheadDoor.net

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Out of the barrel thinking for your graphic and web design projects “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

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onkey Business is the creative expression of Eryka Quintero, originally founded in Oakland, California in 2005 as a boutique graphic and website design studio. In 2016, Monkey Business called Paradise home until the 2018 Camp Fire. Monkey Business has successfully re-planted its “banana tree” and is now well rooted in Oroville.   

Monkey Business’s aim is to do exceptional out-of-the-barrel design work. Work that is tailored to the client’s needs. Work that is unique. Work that does more than work. Monkey Business is a small business that thinks big! That thinks outside of the barrel. Specializing in flexible visual identities for companies, institutions, organizations, events, products, and publications. The visual identity manifests as website designs, logos, brand identity, collateral design, advertising, marketing, events and promotions material, banners, signs, billboards, and decals (windows, flooring, vehicles).  Monkey Business is a woman of color owned and operated

family business focusing on its local clientele – with clients across the United States. As a creative business professional, Monkey Business has been established as a reputable business resource for business-to-business commerce within its community. In turn, manifesting the resources to designate donated time for worthy causes. Monkey Business is an advocate of the entrepreneurial spirit and community growth – expertly conveyed through creative design.   Feel free to say “hello” we’re always delighted to meet our community! …and yes, we LOVE bananas!   Visit monkeybusiness.design

Flores Construction Building Remodels, HVAC & Concrete Work Member of Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Valley Contractors Exchange

Flores HVAC & Construction is a family company that helps the client bring their ideas to life. Owner, Tony Flores, has 40 years experience creating custom designs that highlight exactly what the client wants. We have been in the community for 15 years building and remodeling homes. Together we can rebuild the Ridge!

(530) 809-0058

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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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Northern Recycling and Waste updates

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s we continue to navigate through the wake of the Camp Fire, Northern Recycling and Waste continues to serve Ridge residents and businesses on a weekly basis. We plan to continue to provide the safe, clean services that our customers have continued to appreciate, even with the many COVID-19 hurdles in front of us. This commitment to the Town of Paradise and the surrounding communities comes with some changes, including the following:

Office Hours:

M-F, 8-5pm: Although our office is closed for walk in traffic, we are able to service your needs during our normal business hours. Call us, 530-876-3340, or Customer Service email: customerservice@northernrecycling.biz. 

Buy Back Center / HHW Center:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Northern Recycling and Waste made the tough decision to close both centers. We will notify the public when these services resume.

Green Waste Yard:

As the Manager of this facility, we are actively in talks with the Town of Paradise (the land owner) on options to re-open this facility. We will notify the public when these services resume.

As we continue to assist in rebuilding the Ridge, Northern Recycling and Waste is available for all of your disposal needs. Please reach out to us for any questions, comments or concerns you may have.   Andrew Guidi Northern Recycling and Waste Services, LLC 920 American Way, Paradise • 530 876-3344

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— ADVERTORIAL —

PG&E Rebates Available for Battery Backup - Do you Qualify? Have you recently received a letter from PG&E regarding their new Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)? Are you seeing ads regarding free batteries? Read on to learn more about the different rebate programs available for batteries and how they might apply to you. There are currently three programs available through SGIP. 1. “Small Residential Storage” Program, 2. “Residential Storage Equity” Program, and 3. “Equity Resiliency” Program. Currently, the first two programs

have depleted their funding. The SGIP “Equity Resiliency” Program is a state funded program that allows customers who purchase battery backup systems from qualified developers to take advantage of a rebate up to $1.00 per watt hour of battery storage. This means that if you were to purchase and install a 13.5 kWh Tesla Powerwall 2, you could potentially receive up to $13,250.00 in a rebate. This rebate must be applied for through a registered developer and is on a first come, first serve basis.

To be eligible for the “Equity Resiliency’’ program, you must meet the conditions below:

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR A HOME BATTERY

You are a customer on Medical Baseline OR

You have notified PG&E of a medical condition that could be life-threatening if power is lost OR

You are income-qualified OR

You are dependent upon an electric well pump AND You live in a high-fire threat Tier 2 or 3 district OR

You have lost power in a Public Safety Power Shutoff two or more times In addition to the conditions listed above, the job must be fully installed and paid for through your registered developer, have received a final permit from your local building department, and be inspected by a state inspector through the SGIP program prior to receiving any funding from SGIP. If you do not meet the conditions set forth above for the “Equity Resiliency” program, that does not mean you cannot apply for the other programs. Both the “Small Residential Storage” Program and the “Residential Storage Equity” Program are available for application. Upon applying through a registered developer, you will be added to their waitlist for when and if, funding becomes available again. To determine which program you qualify for, we recommend speaking with your registered developer. Once the Incentive Claim Form (ICF) has been approved and a completed virtual or On-site PostInstallation Inspection is complete, the Program

Administrator will issue a final ICF approval letter. Per the 2020 handbook, the incentive payment (rebate) will be made approximately 30 days after the final approval letter is sent. Payment will be made to the assigned Payee as indicated on the ICF and will be mailed to the address provided. For more information, give us a call. Currently, funding is being depleted at a rate of approximately $9,288,066.44 per week. As of September 14, 2020, there was only $29,310,272.31 left. $241,489,727.31 of the funds have already been allocated. This funding has only been available since March 16, 2020.

License 893826 B, C-46

345-0005

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Your local solar experts

Specializing in solar design, residential solar installation, commercial solar installation, agricultural solar installation, solarscape buildings & many more great quality renewable energy products.

• Zero Down, No Credit Financing • $9,300 Solar Battery Rebate (Amount Dependent Upon Location) • Home Stand-By Generators • Solar Patios & Carports • Free Expert Advice & Quotes Residential Solar

Urban Design is based out of Chico, CA, specializing in solar installation for your home. Our solar energy installation quotes are FREE of charge, and we know you are going to love the savings it gives to you on your utility bill.

Commercial Solar

We specialize in solar commercial installation. We want to assist in helping businesses thrive. Helping business owners save money on their energy bills establishes great power to create jobs and grow our communities.

Remodeling

Urban Design not only designs and installs solar energy systems, but designs home improvement remodels and construction projects for our clients. We are fully equipped to understand your needs in designing your next project and building it to last for years to come.

345-0005 Serving all of Butte County and Beyond

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Rising From the Ashes

INTEGRITY BUILDERS Local Contractors, Serving the Ridge for Over 27 Years Rebuilding Together!

Lic. #707423

Call us today for a free design consultation. We work with your insurance company to maximize your policy! Contact Us:

530-872-3227

integrityparadise.com • 6627 Clark Rd., Paradise

HAYDEN’S STUMP GRINDING

STEVE CAPERELLO PAINTING Residential & Commercial

Quality equipment to get the job you need done from small to large n Small grinders to get in backyards... no fence and minimal landscape disruption n Medium grinders for open spaces to create space for driveways and housing footings n Large grinders to totally clear lots… done and ready

530-

591-3068

HAYDEN RITCHEY • STUMPSDONE@GMAIL.COM

• Interior • Exterior • Pressure Washing • Drywall Repair Put our years of experience to work for you! Bonded and Insured

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Goats

for hire:

The green way to clear your clear lot!

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ong-time Paradise residents Stefanie and Swede Hanski considered a goat grazing business after learning about brush clearance problems caused by the Camp Fire. Once the burned trees were removed, sunlight and rain triggered rampant underbrush growth and a problem for local landscapers. The Hanskis remembered seeing goats on the sides of freeway in the past. Goats are natural grazers­ — a green alternative to land cleanup. So the Hanskis added an additional business to our growing economy, with Hanski Family Farms joining Swede’s Small Engine Repair in the family commercial interest. They moved forward with a herd of eleven young goats between the ages of three to six months. Since then, their herd has grown to sixty-six goats with at least twenty of them pregnant, most due to deliver in November. Hanski Family Farms is a family business; team members are: Swede, a long time Paradise resident and Stefanie, a

former Marine, and their four daughters Allie, Aubrey, Emma, and Maija. The four girls are “goat wranglers” active in the feeding and caring of the herd including the naming of each of the sixty-six goats! Two livestock guardian dogs are part of the family business. Rapunzel, a Great Pyrenees and Anatolian mix, and Gus, an Anatolian are tasked with the responsibility of guarding the goats.

What’s in the future for the Hanski family aside from their “goats for hire” business? Swede and Stefanie have always had an interest in farming and the family plans to move forward with Hanski’s Family Farm in the coming year. They plan to grow a variety of vegetables and raise chickens and rabbits.

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Need your lot cleaned?

Hanski’s currently offer goat grazing services in Paradise and the Upper Ridge. Goats are delivered to your land and a poultry net electric fence is set up to keep the goats in and predators out. The livestock guardian dogs remain on site with the herd at all times. Message them on Facebook to set up an appointment, get an estimate or just to come and meet the herd. Check out their Facebook and YouTube postings under Hanski Family Farms.

1520 Bader Mine Rd. ©

Hanski Family Farms 8279 Skyway, Paradise, 530-990-1432

876-8800 Skyway & Clark • Paradise www.FFFSPORTS.net

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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

ISA Certified Arborist Lic #WE-10142A

• 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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Government

Ridge Resource Directory

Paradise Town Hall 555 Skyway, 872-6291

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

Congressman Doug La Malfa 20 Independence Circle. Ste B. Chico, 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

Building Resiliency Center 6295 Skyway, Paradise, 872-6291

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

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

Paradise Recreation & Park District 6626 Skyway, 872-6393

Ridge Post Offices PARADISE 6469 Clark Road, 872-5150 MAGALIA 14146 Skyway, 873-1611

STIRLING CITY 16939 Skyway, 873-4475

Medical & Emergency Services Adventist Health Rapid Care

5125 Skyway, Paradise, 872-2000 New hours effective in October, M-F 7:30am-7:30pm, Sat &Sun 10am-3:00pm, Holidays included. Call after hours/weekends. 327-5730

Neal Road Landfill

1023 Neal Rd, Chico, 899-2352

Electricity & Gas

Pacific Gas & Electric Residential: 800-743-5000

Telephone/Internet Comcast (Cable, Phone & Internet Service)

Water

Enloe Medical Center

Paradise Irrigation District

2767 Olive Hwy, Oroville 533-8500

6332 Clark Road, 877-4971

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

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

Paradise Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) 5595 Black Olive Drive 872-6314

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Oroville, 538-7321

Utilities Disposal & Recycling

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

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services

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

Child Protective Services

1601 Concord Ave., Chico (530) 879-5000

Oroville Hospital

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

Residential: 800-266-2278

Chico VA Clinic

1531 Esplanade, Chico 332-4585

Butte Home Health & Hospice

Social Services Visit HelpCentral.org or dial 211 to quickly find low-cost and nocost 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

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

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­— CHAMBER IN ACTION —

The 2019 Annual Installation Dinner honored those whose commitment to community support the Rise of the Ridge

Mark and Kathryn Orlando publish Preferred Professionals, and partner with the Chamber to produce The Ridge Business Journal, and Paradise Rising: A Resource Guide for the Ridge. The Orlandos work tirelessly to promote and support businesses on the Ridge. “Ridge Rising” award recipient Nicki Jones addresses the crowd.

Photo: C&C Photo Booth Rentals

Photo: Douglas Keister

Supervisor Doug Teeter recognized Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monica Nolan for her leadership and service to the businesses and citizens of the Ridge.

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Photo: Douglas Keister

Paul and Linda Lyons. Lyons Express Lube & Oil was the first business to reopen after Camp Fire. Linda Lyons is a self-deployed soldier for the cause, connecting businesses to resources and bringing the concerns of Ridge businesses to the Chamber and beyond. Photo: C&C Photo Booth Rentals

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­— CHAMBER IN ACTION — Reintroducing the Ridge Business Journal

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Ridge Business JouRnal

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Community Connecting the Ridge Business

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By Rick Dean

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have had a rough 20 ost Paradise businesses Fire devastated the months since the Camp In addition to losing a Ridge on Nov. 8, 2018. 40,000 customer base of about large portion of the robust issues, have coped with water Ridge residents, businesses following the and business climate a whole new clientele huge challenge. another creating fire. Then COVID-19 hit, that has a few retail stores Post-Camp Fire, Paradise Appliold standbys like Hudson’s have reopened in town, , JeanAce Hardware, Birkenstocks ance Center, Thomas Paradise and Noble Orchards, a wide selection of draft beer nie’s, Woodworth’s Jewelers, Above: Jen’s Place serves invites Sports, Secrets of Paradise, food. Owner Jennifer White Bikes, Fins, Fur & Feather Paradise cocktails, and now serves tavern Bobbi’s Boutique and and spacious neighborhood Treasures from Paradise, you to Paradise’s friendly . has been a community meeting Sports Cards & Memorabilia at 7126 Skyway. Right: Nic’s by the viL-R Jeri Luce, Charlotte Sweetwere directly affected place since the Camp Fire, Town While some businesses enjoy the new, expanded, Sports Cards & MemoKennedy Paradise Rhonda open, to and land COrus and are yet Visit Nic’s at 6256 Skyway. for its grand opening; approved, outdoor seating. Mall rabilia is just now preparing The Skyway Antique VID-19 hasn’t hurt business. chain houses 11 has impacted their supply 10,000 square foot mall reopened July 1. The merchan- sities However, COVID-19 suppliers. There collectibles and vintage came from overseas dealers with antiques, “PotMall at their —some of which that was very popular. days a week. Visit the dise and is open seven was one particular product Petersen said. But now, went through the roof,” old location at 6118 Skyway. 9 status relating in cus- ting soil closer to pre-COVID-1 experienced an increase as Thomas Ace Hardware due things are getting homes store added employees, their to the Petersen said were confined virus was to inventory. tomers. Although people this time of year, but the business, Thomas Ace they normally would during to the virus, as an essential necesfor out who ventured able to serve those customers

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COVID-19, espite the outbreak of from the the Town’s recovery be staying Camp Fire appears to prove it. In the 15 on track. The numbers of the first applicamonths since issuance there have been tion for a building permit, applications permit more than a thousand of Paradise. The submitted to the Town than 200 homes reTown has seen more fire. The rebuilt since that devastating 54 Chamber building effort has brought companies to the member construction local companies. Ridge—of which 18 are 14,000 buildings The Town lost about 2018 that killed 85 in the fire on Nov. 8, Gas and ElecPacific 16, June On people. of involuntary tric pled guilty to 85 counts manslaughter. Building ResilienThe Town opened the 2020 to centralcy Center (BRC) in early for residents. And ize the building process as quickly as it it is churning out permits hundreds of buildcan. In addition to the permits are in ing permits issued, many It is those numbers the plan check process. Bolin about where that excite Mayor Greg “I remember the Town is in its rebuild. following the fire, comments being made, before we can start that it will be five years said. “But we are so rebuilding again,” he we would be far ahead of where I thought at this point.” of the Town— Bolin is not just the mayor . He said he helps run Trilogy Construction

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has the Chamber of Commerce afar, the Paradise Ridge development focusing on business key responsibility of appropriate return of vibrant and and encouraging the commerce. efforts are aspects of our rebuild 2018. While the residential How community and efforts fall into this process? in full swing, the business Where does your business of your invest- clearly continues on page 11 Y, No matter the origin RECOVER represented? you from are fire, post fire, or prospective ment on the Ridge—pre

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On November 5, 2018, the 39th and last edition of the Ridge Business Journal (RBJ) was published. For nearly ten years, the RBJ was a hometown paper celebrating and supporting Ridge commerce and culture. An expanded version was reintroduced in July 2020; look for future editions featuring business resources and updates from community businesses and organizations.

Business Briefs

members of the Business Briefs are free to of Commerce, Paradise Ridge Chamber Ridge residents providing information to All conand visibility to Ridge businesses. businesses is tact information for featured ber.com’s online available in ParadiseCham chamber. business directory: www.paradise to all available com/list/. This benefit is information, members; for guidelines and om. diseChamber.c email Monica@Para _____ ____________ ____________ building A new partnership for homes in Paradise Butte County is Habitat for Humanity of Rotary Founpartnering with Paradise Bank to build dation and Golden Valley generous gifts homes in Paradise! These with Camp will help Habitat build homes it purchased with emergency. The biggest impact Fire survivors on six lots continued despite the Covid-19is a house in lower Paradise being Habitat Rebuilding in Paradise has the help of the Crown Foundation. combeen on supply chains. Pictured Paradise has had on rebuilding has is honored to work with the and her fiancé, Lance Knifong. to achieve the built for Morgan McBride munity and homeowners they scheduling, strength, stability, and self-reliance Now, with the appointment themselves for slowed life prohasn’t the better a down start build need to walk in the door, the coronavirus shut welcomes dobusiness. He said builders they leave. This and their families. Habitat the Town’s construction and cessing and once it’s done goods what in home great used because and been new nations of the subcontractors have leads to increased productivity waiting a retail the potential for the two hours building supplies to the ReStore, they’ve done to lessen they are not spending used home imdon’t schedule subout in the field store that sells new and virus spread. They help—now they can be from the at the same time. for employees. provement materials. Proceeds you have contractors at the sites with their customers and If COVID-19 homes! during build ReStore help Homes Inc. said The building experience or want to Chris Kelly of Paradise process admaquestions about the ReStore 530-343shows that the appointment impacted the supply of has call ResilCOVID-19 Building rebuilding, the build join Habitat in opted by the Town at so much the ability to itat.org Visit very well. And he terials and not theme 7423 or email info@buttehab iency Center (BRC) works seems to be a common Street, Chico. keep it. Before the in town. That shutthe Restore at 220 Meyers thinks they’re going to during the COVID-19 7 Bolin said you could for businesses appointment process, BRIEFS, continue on page for a couple of hours , continues on page 10 have been at the BRC start your process. before even getting to

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Recognizing that our Construction Industry partners are among our most valuable assets, the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce works with partner organizations to support the trades and connect them with those who want to build homes. Look for events and resources on ParadiseChamber.com.

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The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce was proud to be a sponsor of the 20th Annual North State Economic Forecast Conference: Chamber staff and directors were in attendance and were joined by County Supervisor Doug Teeter and Paradise Town Councilmember Melissa Schuster. The Annual CED conference is demonstration of the importance of organizing regionally to amplify the voice of the North State.

Long time chamber member Carol Stark of Jeannie’s Consignment appeared in a Public Service Announcement urging the public to help keep our businesses open by observing COVID 19 safety precautions. Since shelter-in-place orders went into effect in March 2020, the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided a range of information and support to local businesses, including distribution of free PPE.


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

McKinnon & Associates 6161 Clark Rd Ste 3 Paradise (530) 876-0944

ACUPUNCTURE Elements of Health

6407 Skyway Paradise (530) 451-6700

Heavenly Herbs & Acupuncture

8093 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-7003

ADVERTISING AT&T Yellow Pages

11249 Gold Country Blvd. #100 Gold River (916) 852-3044

Bourbon Hill Ltd.

3513 Shadowtree Lane Chico (530) 864-7097

Preferred Professionals 7020 Skyway Suite R Paradise (530) 520-3065

Valley Yellow Pages

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

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Yellowbook USA

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

AIRPORT Paradise Airport

4405 Airport Road Paradise (530) 521-2289

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

Alarm Alliance (530) 873-4699

ALTERATIONS CraftySewingSue Custom 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

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES Jeannie’s

491 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 762-4960

Treasures from Paradise 969 Bille Road Paradise (530) 872-4200

APARTMENTS Shadowbrook Apartments

1090 Shadowbrook Way Paradise (530) 762-2570

APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE Hudson’s Appliance Center

454 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 877-6312

ARCHITECTS Bassenian|Lagoni Architects

1022 Mendocino Ave 6161 Clark Road #1 Santa Rosa (949) 630-5496

Daniel Patrick Construction Services Corp. and Architectural Design 30 Shari Lane Chico (530) 520-7807 CSL#: 1007796

ASSISTED LIVING Sunshine Assisted Living 1468 Sun Manor Paradise (530) 877-3363

ATTORNEYS Law Office of Christian A. Atherton 2112 East 5th Avenue Oroville (530) 877-6332

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

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

Vance Family Law 1440 Lincoln Street Oroville 95965 (530) 413-3345

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR C and J Service Center

549 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 413-9533

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

Paradise Auto Body

BICYCLES Paradise Bikes

6282 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-3992

1122 Elliott Rd Paradise (530) 872-8060

BUILDING SUPPLY

BANKS/ CREDIT UNIONS

Foothill Mill & Lumber Company

Mechanics Bank

672 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 877-0857 x3119

Sierra Central Credit Union

5175 Skyway, Paradise (530) 872-7749 Ext. 107

Tri Counties Bank

6848 Q Skyway Paradise (530) 872-2992

US Bank

6817 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-9373

Wells Fargo Bank

6930 Skyway Paradise(530) 872-0813

BARS-GRILLSTAVERNS Jen’s Place

7126 Skyway Paradise (530) 413-9130

BEAUTY CARE / SALONS A Cut Above Paradise

6848 Skyway Suite C Paradise (530) 877-7365

Hair Body & Soul

6607 Skyway Paradise (530) 342-6978

1698 Wagstaff Paradise (530) 877-3395

James Hardie Building Products

26300 La Alameda, #400 Mission Viejo (707) 344-7167

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

PRO Aggregate Inc.

3668 Hicks Lane Chico (503) 342-8028

BUSINESS SERVICES 3CORE, Inc.

2515 Ceanothus Avenue Suite 105 Chico (530) 893-8732

Butte College Economic and Workforce Development 2480 Notre Dame Blvd Chico (530) 879-9069

Butte College SBDC

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

Kate Leyden Consulting Chico (530) 521-9314

Park Place Payments Magalia (530) 403-9483

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2020-2021 Chamber members continue Ridge WorkSpace

6161 Clark Road #1 Paradise (530) 877-9356

SCORE

1324 Mangrove #114 Chico (530) 342-8932

CANDIES Joy Lyn’s Candies

220 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 872-9167

CARPET, UPHOLSTERY, & DRY CLEANING SERVICES Northstate Carpet Cleaning

452 Sunburst Drive Paradise (530) 514-2001

CASINOS Gold Country Casino & Hotel

4020 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 538-4560

CATERING BluSmoke BBQ Co.

1319 West Sacramento Ave Chico (530) 990-0023

CEMETERIES Paradise Cemetery District

980 Elliott Road Paradise (530) 877-4493

CHILD CARE Pee Wee Preschool

7196 Skyway Paradise (530) 413-9485

Valley Oak Children’s Services

CHURCHES Center for Spiritual Living, Paradise

P.O. Box 785 Paradise (530) 877-5673

Temporary worship home 780 Luther Drive Paradise (530) 519-3113

First Baptist Church

6500 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-3532

Magalia Community Church

13700 Old Skyway Magalia (530) 877-7963

Our Savior Lutheran Church

7126 Skyway, Suite F Paradise (530) 877-7321

Paradise Adventist Church

2500 Floral Ave. Suite 30 Chico (530) 877-4454

CLOTHING Bobbi’s Boutique

6264 Skyway Paradise (530) 564-4227

CLUBS & NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Bare on the Ridge

P.O. Box 883 Magalia (530) 873-6623

767 Elliott Road Paradise (530) 877-4501

CLEANING SERVICE Davis Construction Cleaning

5240 Rosehill Road Paradise 1-530-570-1470

White Janitorial

Paradise (530) 518-7468

260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 130 Chico (530) 877-8187

COFFEE

Road Roaster Coffee Company

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

Paradise United Methodist Church

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

1080 Ewald Court Paradise (530) 877-3977

Youth For Change

Paradise Host Lions Club

Gold Nugget and Depot Museums

85872 Oliver Road Paradise (530) 877-7006

Paradise Elks Lodge #2026

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

Exchange Club of Paradise

601 Wall Street Chico (530) 872-3662

Friends of the Library, Paradise

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

511 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 762-1490

Vitalant Blood Banks and Centers

Dutch Bros. Coffee

Paradise Lutheran Church

6722 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-5989

Paradise Community Guilds

Magalia (530) 762-4995

Paradise Horsemen’s Association

Paradise Alliance Church

780 Luther Drive Paradise (530) 877-3549

P.O. Box 1043 Magalia (530) 521-9207

Upper Ridge Community Council

Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley

Feather River Health Foundation

6491 Clark Rd Paradise (530) 877-7069

Paradise Community Chorus

5910 Clark Road, Suite T Paradise (530) 877-9361

P.O.Box 1730 Paradise (530) 228-0771

5570 Black Olive Drive Paradise (530) 413-9129

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County 220 Meyers St. Chico (530) 343-7423

Pair-O-Dice Chapter E.Clampus Vitus

P.O.Box 711 Paradise (530) 872-2052

Paradise Art Center

6705 Moore Road Paradise (530) 519-0455 P.O. Box 2801 Paradise (530) 762-4919

Paradise Moose Lodge #2227 5275 Skyway Paradise (530) 762-7066

Paradise Ridge Fire Safe Council 767 Birch Street Paradise (530) 520-3243

Paradise Rod & Gun Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 1081 Paradise (530) 877-1345

Paradise Rotary Club

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

Paradise Scholarship Foundation

7050 Skyway Paradise (530) 321-4917

Rebuild Paradise Foundation

5564 Almond St. Paradise (530) 877-7402

6067 Skyway, Suite B Paradise (530) 864-0825

Paradise Chocolate Fest

Regenerating Paradise

Paradise (530) 342-4896

Paradise Community Center (Paradise Ridge Senior Center) Paradise (530) 321-6303

10264 Zangol Place Grass Valley (415) 248-6231

Table Mountain Lodge No. 124, F. &A.M. P.O. Box 212 Paradise (916) 202-6942

6901 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-3194

4931 Contentment Lane Paradise (530) 966-8640

COMMUNITY INVESTOR Dean Fender

(530) 518-2173

Ed Salome

(530) 876-8517

Frank Dodini

(530) 868-3021

Melissa Schuster (530) 228-0941

COMPUTERS AND INTERNET Live Wire Communication

525 2nd St. Tehama (510) 304-0429

Webster IT Solutions

Paradise (530) 526-2128

CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, AND IMPROVEMENT 1 Source Solutions Inc. 204 Pearson Rd Paradise (530) 358-2002 CSL#: 365276 B

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3120 Cohasset Road Suite 6 Chico (530) 895-3572

Craig Memorial Congregational Church


2020-2021 Chamber members continue AAA Plus Construction and Restoration 8541 Younger Creek Dr. Suite 100 Sacramento 1-800-900-1001 CSL# 735391

AGS Construction Services

6150 Center St. Paradise (530) 877-5929 CSL# 814908

AJ Verar Construction 2094 Larkin Rd. Biggs (530) 250-5045 CSL# 1061822

Alliance Builders Foundation-ABF

1900 Oro Dam Blvd E #12-310 Oroville (530) 828-0718

Aristotle Custom Homes LLC

6585 Clark Road, Suite 300 Paradise (707) 615-2120 CSL#: 1043177

Aurora Ridge Homes, Inc. 5910 Clark Rd, Ste F Paradise (530) 413-9557 CSL#: 1057530

Balken Construction / MBC Homes

720 Skyway Ste. H Paradise (530) 520-0000 CSL#: 575741

Billson Construction Co., Inc.

3 Commerce Ct. Suite 100 Chico (530) 343-2293 CSL#: 671927

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Billywood Construction 191 Twin Rivers Dr Yuba City (530) 300-1550 CSL#: 942506

Bioneer Builders 226 Delfino Ave. Pt. Richmond (415) 717-9501 CSL#: 558061

Carmichael Construction, Inc.

Experts In Your Home

Martin Construction

Ridge Builders LLC

Coleman Pipelines

Flores HVAC & Construction

McMahon Construction Inc.

Romero Construction Co.

Conroy Construction, Inc.

German Construction

Merkley Construction

SCB Homes

D & A Construction

Glassburn Construction, Inc.

Morgan Ridge Construction, Inc.

Selig Construction

6201 Wildomar Way Carmichael (916) 316-1383 CSL#: 1000942 Magalia (530) 413-3490 CSL#: 959042

1350 E 9th Street Suite 100 Chico (530) 891-1204 CSL#: 700288 2526 Geary Street Redding (530) 355-2997 CSL#: 631059

Daniel Patrick Construction Services Corp. and Architectural Design 30 Shari Lane Chico (530) 520-7807 CSL#: 1007796

Dave Soiland Company 7000 Gravenstein Hwy Cotati (707) 975-5960 CSL#: 861650

DH Construction

3851 Morrow Lane, Ste. 14 Chico (530) 892-2850 CSL#: 362161

Diamond Built Construction

1278 Glenwood Ave Chico (530) 520-0902 CSL#: 981728

Dirt to Doorknobs Construction

15658 Breckenridge Road Bakersfield (661) 203-8229 CSL#: 797406

Don Ajamian Construction, Inc.

1870 Twin View Blvd Redding (530) 223-3977 CSL#: 721195

ESI Builders & Remodelers

4993 Golden Foothill Parkway #9, El Dorado Hills (916) 939-9501 CSL#: 962791

1756 Humboldt Rd Chico (530) 514-2671 CSL#: 143778

P.O. Box 1068 Durham (530) 809-0058 CSL#: 787079 Chico (530) 820-2031 CSL#: 1051995

409 Lynn Avenue Antioch (925) 366-5230 CSL#: 1029032

Innovative Builders Inc.

4084 Mary Avenue Olivehurst (530) 632-2601 CSL#: 1048613

Integrity Builders

6627 Clark Road Paradise (530) 872-3227 CSL#: 707423

800 Elliott Road Paradise (530) 680-6423 CSL#: 903019

7060 Skyway Paradise (916) 337-4477 CSL#: 770213 7020 Skyway Suite M & N Paradise (530) 518-4606 CSL#: 620673

1825 Kay Lee Dr Durham (530) 828-2595 CSL#: 1058431

MTB Construction

5610 Skyway Paradise (530) 403-0796 CSL#: 997421

MVK Construction

Paradise (530) 354-0052 CSL#: 1061153

JB Custom Builders, Inc.

National Builders Inc

JC Construction

Nexii Building Solutions, Inc.

78305 Avenue 41 Bermuda Dunes (760) 404-9635 CSL#: 979342

21326 Ave 245 Lindsay (559) 359-1758 CSL#: 858236

JR & EW Construction, Inc.

1561 Sanborn Road Yuba City (530) 315-0501 CSL#: 1057943

Kendall Construction

6225 Wyack Ct Magalia (530) 720-1067 CSL#: 993071

Kessner Construction

2071 Oro-Chico Highway Durham (510) 847-9554 CSL#: 603049

Lake County Contractors 5790 Clark Road Paradise (707) 263-8482 CSL#: 993880

5836 Clark Road Paradise (530) 328-0817 CSL#: 1042334

Brentwood (209) 988-6107

Nor Cal Development Inc.

2282 Oroville - Chico Highway, Durham (530) 899-7000

Owens Construction

6299 Cumberland Magalia (530) 936-3392 CSL#: 936464

Proframe Construction, Inc.

11128 Midway Suite 8 Chico (530) 636-4574 CSL#: 1024110

Reconstruction & Recovery Advisors, Inc. 200 N. Glendora Ave. Suite G Glendora (800) 298-6979 CSL#: 1041473

6451 Skyway Paradise (530) 413-9110 CSL#: 1056769

PO Box 1170 Bella Vista (530) 549-4334 CSL#: 335077 3690 Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa (530) 876-6064 CSL#: 1050494 337 Huss drive Chico (530) 893-5898 CSL#: 711042

Servpro of Chico/ Lake Almanor

775 Entler Ave Chico (530) 899-9141 CSL#: 1013416

Sherman Homes Construction, Inc.

16770 Placer Hills Rd. Suite A Meadow Vista (714) 264-2180 CSL#: 860172

Sierra Peak Homes

2100 Manzanita Lane Reno (518) 339-4655 CSL#: 878197

Silvermark Construction

780 Chadbourne Rd. Suite D Fairfield (707) 759-3434 CSL#: 1019403

Sky Ridge Builders

6545 Skyway, Ste B-1 Paradise (530) 338-7872 CSL#: 1060459

Smalley General Contracting

3101 Sunnyside Lane Paradise (530) 521-5645 CSL#: 952967

Stimson Construction Inc.

Magalia (530) 873-1308 CSL#: 981999

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2020-2021 Chamber members continue Tallpines Millworks

13305 Woodlake Rd. Grass Valley (530) 263-1128 CSL#: 904061

Trilogy Construction, Inc

7030 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-1180 CSL#: 751447

Valley Contractors Exchange

951 E. 8th Street Chico 1-530-343-1981

WLM Construction, Inc. 5822 Acorn Ridge Drive Paradise (530) 520-5178 CSL#: 901894

CONSULTING BUILDING Serrao Construction Consulting & Project Management 1051 Four Acre Ct. Chico (530) 624-5919

Sustainability Management Consulting 21945 Parkway Drive Red Bluff (530) 809-9233

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

Paradise Gentle Dentistry, Brent E Parrott, DDS

2014 5th Avenue Oroville (530) 877-2313

6072 Skymeadow Way Paradise (530) 877-9800

DESIGN Aryus Homes

6141 Center Street Suite A, Paradise (530) 395-1091

Design Horizons LLC

370 Ryan Avenue, #168 Chico (415) 533-7094 CSL# 812762

Paradise Adventist Elementary

5699 Academy Dr. 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

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

ENGINEERING/ PRODUCTS 4LEAF, INC.

2126 Rheem Drive Pleasanton (925) 785-3581

Andersen Engineering

2301 Carlson Blvd. Richmond (415) 250-8473

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

7844 Madison Ave, Suite 106, Fair Oaks (916) 312-2131

Bunch Electric

Joseph Leonard’s Structural Engineering

DISABLED SERVICES

Reed Electric

Pasquini Engineering, Inc.

Lev Designs

California Vocations, Inc.

564 Rio Lindo Ave. #204 Chico (530) 877-4146

DISTILLERY Burnt Barn Distilling Co. 195 Wayland Road Paradise (530) 228-0941

EDUCATION Achieve Charter Schools of Paradise 771 Elliott Road Paradise (530) 872-4100

Butte Community College

President’s Office 3536 Butte Campus Drive Oroville (530) 895-2511

Children’s Community Charter School 6830 Pentz Road Paradise (530) 877-2227

HomeTech Charter School

6249 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-1171

Paradise Adventist Academy

1877 Hooker Oak Ave Chico (530) 877-6540

164 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 966-4125 CSL#: 1002218 208 Redbud Drive Paradise (530) 990-6892 CSL#: 1042574

CW Electric

55 Tuscan Drive Paradise (530) 872-3443 CSL#: 628578

Colburn Electric

566 Bille Road Paradise (530) 570-2751 CSL#: 630485

J Melgoza Electric

1056 Barnes Circle Woodland (530) 848-1983 CSL#1058866

EMERGENCY SERVICES Butte County EMS

333 Huss Drive Suite #100 Chico (530) 891-4357

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Allevity

870 Manzanita Court Suite A Chico (530) 345-2486

Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. 1600 Mangrove Avenue Suite 115 Chico (530) 616-1053

336 Carriage Lane Auburn (530) 820-3492

6221 Clark Rd. Paradise (530) 332-8311

Rancho Engineering, Inc. 6067 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-3700

Vox Excavation

10716 Peoria Road Browns Valley (530) 741-1069 CSL#: 1057402

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

Paradise Symphony Society, Inc. P.O. Box 1892 Paradise (530) 327-8508

Theatre on the Ridge

3735 Neal Road Paradise (530) 877-5760

EXCAVATION Badger Daylighting XRD Redding (530) 605-9687 CSL#: 945499

FINANCIAL ADVISOR Edward Jones Donna Buzzard, Financial Advisor

6311 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-7000

Edward Jones Shannon Hurte Financial Advisor

2856 Olive Highway Ste. E Oroville (530) 872-4339

Prosperity Investment Management, Inc.

2561 California Park Drive Suite 110 Chico (530) 877-4111

FLOORING Altered State Restorations Hardwood Flooring

21 San Ramon Dr Chico (530) 592-7925 CSL#: 1013708

Cal-Vada Flooring

8935 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-6227 CSL# 333358

S & S Floor Covering

204 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 228-9012 CSL#: 968664

FOOD STORES Holiday Market

6848-L Skyway Paradise (530) 877-7621

Safeway Store #302 5918 Stoneridge Mall Pleasanton

Save Mart

6636 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-0522 x1

FOOD TRUCK Yony’s Roasted Corn (909) 247-5398

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DENTISTS

Hanosh and Hunter Dental Group


2020-2021 Chamber members continue FUNERAL SERVICES Newton-Bracewell Cremation & Funeral Services

5691 Almond Street Paradise (530) 873-7602

Rose Chapel

6382 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-4923

GARDEN SUPPLY Paradise Tractor Supply Co

6600 Clark Road Paradise (530) 798-9957

GAS - PROPANE Reliance Propane

Gas - Propane 2625 S 5th Ave. Oroville (530) 872-7740

GLASS SALES/ SERVICE/REPAIR Miller Glass, Inc

745 Cherry Street Chico (530) 343-7934

GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION Assemblyman James Gallagher

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

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

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

Supervisor Doug Teeter

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6585 Clark Road, Suite 200 Paradise (530) 774-4678

GRAPHIC DESIGN & MARKETING Daniel Patrick Graphics 30 Shari Ln. Chico (530) 520-7807

Monkey Business

Oroville (530) 413-5115

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Western Heating & Rain Gutters 2371 Washington Ave. Ste A, Oroville (530) 321-5312 CSL#: 665598

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

HEALTH AND WELLNESS The Lotus Guide

6268 Skyway Paradise (530) 894-8433

HEALTH CARE Adventist Health Feather River Health Center

5125 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-2000

HEALTH CLUBS / GYMS Curves Paradise

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

Paradise Fitness

6626 Clark Road, Suite M Paradise (530) 872-5090

Paradise Stronger

6848 Skyway, Suite T Paradise (530) 327-7235

HEALTH/ NUTRITION Arbonne - Allison Denofrio, Independent Consultant P.O. Box 1041 Chico (530) 355-6315

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

Heavenly Herbs & Acupuncture

8093 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-7003

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Mendes Supply Company

2710 Feather River Blvd #A Oroville (530) 533-0966

INSURANCE

LODGING Best Western Paradise Hotel

5475 Clark Road Paradise (530) 762-6051

Feather River Aire, Inc.

Farmers Insurance, Foster Agency

Gold Country Casino & Hotel

Flores HVAC & Construction

Farmers Insurance Keith Powell Agency

Ponderosa Gardens Motel, Inc

1650 Feather River Blvd. Oroville (530) 567-7113

P.O. Box 1068 Durham (530) 809-0058 CSL#: 787079

Wilson’s Heating & Air, LLC

308 Bordeaux Ct Unit C Chico (530) 680-4116 CSL#: 592459

HOME-BASED BUSINESS Arbonne - Allison Denofrio, Independent Consultant P.O. Box 1041 Chico (530) 355-6315

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

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

Oroville Hospital

2767 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 533-8500

IN HOME SENIOR CARE Home Instead Senior Care

2639 Forest Avenue Suite 110 Chico (530) 877-6100

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY Spray Chem Chemical Co., Inc.

705 Keenan Court Durham (530) 895-3658

5913 Clark Road, Ste A Paradise (530) 876-8604

21 Williamsburg Lane Chico (530) 767-1355

4020 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 538-4560

7010 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-9094

Heritage Insurance Agency

290 Airpark Boulevard Chico (530) 894-3276

Professional Claims Association

3221 Cohasset Road Suite 150 Chico (530) 224-9322

MAILBOXES Locking Mailboxes

Paradise (530) 872-4624

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Kevin Baker Insurance Agency

Gary Bess Associates, Inc.

Nevin & Witt Insurance Services

Partner Zink Consulting

389 Conners Ct, Suite G Chico (530) 872-4644

1600 Mangrove Avenue #195 Chico (530) 894-0111

Sweeney & Selland Insurance Services

2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace Suite 230 Chico (530) 487-8200

VANTREO Insurance Brokerage

2068 Talbert Drive #100 Chico (530) 895-1555

2205 Meadow Creek Road Lincoln (530) 877-3426 Magalia (626) 840-4438

MANUFACTURED HOMES Paradise Homes Inc.

635 Boquest Blvd. Paradise (530) 717-8774

Paradise Mobile Estates, LLC 1354 Elliott Road Paradise (530) 410-4563

MARKETING

JEWELRY Woodworth’s Jewelry 6265 Skyway, Paradise (530) 877-7111

Blue Flamingo Marketing

1222 Esplanade Avenue Chico (530) 588-0758

LANDSCAPING Wood, Water & Stone Landscaping

5455 Mays Lane Paradise (530) 961-2253 CSL#: 748609

MEDIA KIXE TV

603 N Market St Redding (530) 243-5493

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2020-2021 Chamber members continue MEDICAL Paradise Medical Group, Inc.

6470 Pentz Road Paradise (530) 872-6650

METAL BUILDINGS Mister Metal

3450 Palmer Drive 4-153 Cameron Park (916) 936-7746

MORTGAGE COMPANIES American Pacific REVERSE Mortgage

3000 Lava Ridge Court Suite 103 Roseville (916) 616-8632

Ocean Lending Home Loans, Inc. - Ken Hunt 6555 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-8800

Priority Financial Group 6331 and 6335 Skyway Paradise (530) 332-8298

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

MUSEUMS Gold Nugget and Depot Museums

5570 Black Olive Dr Paradise (530) 877-1919

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

NURSERIES Deja Vu–Gardens Galore Nursery 5424 Foster Road Paradise (530) 990-4205

“The Nursery” at Noble Orchard Company 7050 Pentz Road Paradise (530) 781-4784

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

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

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS/ OPTOMETRISTS/ OPTICAL DISPENSARY Great Pair Eyewear

2477 Forest Avenue Chico (530) 592-3985

Ridge Eye Institute

5889 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-2250

ORCHARDS Noble Orchard Company 7050 Pentz Road Paradise (530) 781-4784

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

Pet Sitting in Paradise

Paradise (530) 762-8096

NOTARY SERVICES

5913 Clark Road Unit D Paradise (530) 783-9191

Ridge Mobile Notary

Magalia (530) 762-7239

Paradise Drug

195 Cohasset Road Chico (530) 877-4981

Rite Aid Magalia

14115 Lakeridge Circle Magalia (530) 873-0800

6007 Clark Road Paradise (530) 872-2700

Walgreens

7576 Skyway Paradise (530) 876-8222

PHYSICAL THERAPY Pillsbury Physical Therapy, Inc.

6678 Clark Road Paradise (530) 876-1006

PLUMBING SERVICES 99 Plumbing

4833 Hedstrom Way Suite D, PO Box 4983 Chico (530) 592-8676 CSL#: 1026229

Cardin Plumbing

Paradise (530) 570-3669 CSL#: 528804

Earl’s Plumbing

2264 Park Avenue Chico (530) 343-0330 CSL#: 772565

Mr. Rooter Plumbing 9 Commerce Court Chico (530) 321-4203 CSL#: 933807

PRINTING AND GRAPHIC DESIGN A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing

2050 Lincoln Street Oroville (530) 413-9887

Digital Print & Design

3851 Morrow Lane, Suite 1 Chico (530) 893-0995

Fallen Leaf Studio

15226 Torey Pine Road Magalia (559) 871-5539

Higman Graphics

2240 Saint George Lane #5 Chico (530) 342-4229

Wilson Printing and Signs

Century 21 Select Real Estate, Susan G. Thomas

World Graphics

Coldwell Banker Ponderosa Real Estate

730-B Main Street Chico (530) 877-8721 1388 Longfellow Ave Ste 10 Chico (530) 520-6475

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

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

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 Center Street Paradise (530) 961-3400

C21 Select Group, Doriane Regalia

5428 Skyway Paradise (707) 292-2211

Century 21 Select Real Estate Inc.

5428 Skyway Paradise (530) 571-7725

Century 21 Select Inc Sue Mawer

5428 Skyway Paradise (530) 520-4094

Century 21 Select Real Estate Inc., Mike Richards®

5428 Skyway Paradise (530) 864-9192

5428 Skyway Paradise (530) 518-8041

7020 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-6244

DC Investments One LLC P.O. Box 1034 Paradise (530) 238-5264

Johnson Real Estate

PO Box 370 Paradise (530) 877-7428

Olde Tyme Realty

P.O. Box 104 Paradise (530) 876-8899

Olde Tyme Realty, Patty G. McKee, Realtor® Paradise (530) 518-5155

Paradise Association of Realtors

6161 Clark Road # 2 Paradise (530) 762-0053

Rachel Copeland, Realtor

5913 Clark Road Unit D Paradise (530) 783-9191

RE/MAX of Paradise Real Estate

1001 Bille Road Paradise (530) 872-5880

RE/MAX of Paradise Rhonda Maehl 14154 Skyway #8 Magalia (530) 873-7640

Real Estate Professionals 205 Pearson Road Paradise (530) 872-1600

Steve Youngblood & Shirley Daley Realtors

4477 Garden Bar Rd Lincoln (916) 412-3103 or (916) 223-2500

RECREATION Explore Butte County

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

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Rachel Copeland, Realtor

PHARMACIES

Rite Aid Paradise


2020-2021 Chamber members Magalia Park and Community Center

13917 South Park Drive Magalia (530) 413-9158

Paradise Little League

P.O. Box 282 Paradise (530) 570-5694

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 x2

RESTAURANTS Green Paradise Cafe on Wheels

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Maria’s Kitchen

1132 Elliott Road Paradise (530) 876-1086

Meeho’s

6808 Skyway Paradise (530) 774-7307

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Paradise

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

Nic’s

6256 Skyway Paradise (530) 413-9422

ROOFING

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Byers’ Enterprises, Inc.

11773 Slow Poke Lane Grass Valley (530) 272-8272 CSL#:518784, LTC# A 11286

C&C Roofing Inc

P.O. Box 337 Paradise (530) 873-0744 CSL#: 650850

Powell Roofing, Inc.

43 Norfield Avenue #43 Chico (530) 892-1410 CSL#: 869919

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

Dobrich & Sons Septic Service

P.O. Box 1681 Magalia (530) 873-9901

Dobrich Septic Service P.O. Box 1067 Magalia (530) 873-0199 CSL# 857681

Johnny on the Spot DBA Chico Septic

5050 Cohasset Rd Suite 70 Chico (530) 893-5687

Magneson Tractor Service, Inc

1374 Keller Ln. Paradise (530) 961-3171 CSL#: 1034559

Paradise Sanitation Company, Inc.

P.O. Box 3815 Paradise (530) 877-3207 CSLB#: 1049870

Stan’s Septic

Magalia (530) 588-3981 CSLB# 1025498, CA Septic Evaluator S-606

SHOES Bakers Birkenstock

691 Fir Street Paradise (530) 762-0640

SOCIAL SERVICES Work Training Center for the Handicapped, Inc. 2255 Fair Street Chico (530) 343-7994

SOLAR POWER Byers’ Enterprises, Inc. 11773 Slow Poke Lane Grass Valley (530) 272-8272 CSL#:518784, LTC# A 11286

SPORTING GOODS Fins, Fur and Feather

1520 Bader Mine Road Paradise (530) 876-8800

SPORTS MEMORABILIA Paradise Sports Cards & Memorabilia

5913 Clark Road Suite H Paradise (530) 566-4177

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

SURVEYORS BCP-3D Inc

Matthews, Hutton & Warren, CPAs 1803 Mangrove Ave. Suite D Chico (530) 877-9014

The Arc of Butte County 2030 Park Ave. Chico (530) 891-5865

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.

6848 Skyway Suite D Paradise (530) 877-4471

Paradise Travel

6779 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-0285

Travel Connection

Dunham Surveying, LLC

TAX SERVICE Liberty Tax Service

6848 Skyway Suite V Paradise (530) 872-1876

Comcast

1242 National Drive Sacramento 1-800- COMCAST

Pacific Gas & Electric Company 350 Salem Street Chico (530) 896-4289

VETERINARIANS Animal Hospital on the Ridge

1509 Wagstaff Road Paradise (530) 877-3000

WATER COMPANIES Paradise Irrigation District

6332 Clark Road Paradise (530) 877-4971

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

4995 Durham-Pentz Road Oroville (530) 533-1000

6265 Skyway Paradise (530) 877-7111

Crossfire Tree and Vegetation Services Inc.

17379 Piper Lane Penn Valley (530) 277-1017

UTILITIES

TRAVEL AGENCIES AND BUREAUS

TREE SERVICE

Root Surveying Inc.

4914 Pentz Road Paradise (530) 591-3068

THRIFT SHOPS

895 Embarcadero Dr. Suite 204 El Dorado Hills (888) 791-5520 1354 Geneva Ave Yuba City (530) 923-1722

Hayden’s Stump Grinding

Paradise (530) 877-9002

Lord’s Light Logging and Tree Service 1267 Dale Way Chico (707) 498-0311

M&S Wesley Tree Service

5106 Cliffhanger Lane Paradise (530) 343-6809 CSL#: 935326, ISA#: WE-8458BUM

WINDOW WASHING Patrick & Chance Professional Window Washing

14822 Crescent Drive Magalia (530) 588-2560

YOGA Positive-I Dance & Circus Center

6294 Skyway Paradise (831) 747-4701

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Your membership matters

The work of the Chamber supports every business on the Ridge, so, to put it bluntly, our members subsidize those businesses and organizations reaping the benefits without sharing the cost. For the many members who receive referrals directly from our website, it’s easy to make a direct connection from Chamber membership to bottom line. For others, we emphasize the fact that the Chamber actively supports business and community so that your own customers, clients, and patients can take advantage of a variety of products, services, activities and quality of life in their hometown.

In other words, we create and champion not only cool stuff that makes people want to live here but also essential commercial infrastructure and advocacy- the things that many think just happen, like Party in the Park, our online community calendar, and a staffed visitor center. We promote shopping local to keep tax dollars circulating on the Ridge to support LOCAL roads, schools, parks, progress and publish media that supports, promote, and attract commerce and community.

To our members – THANK YOU! To prospective members—we are supporting you! Please join us! Aside from the satisfaction of supporting an organization that sustains the community, Chamber members receive direct benefits including listings in ParadiseChamber.com’s online business directory and publications, display of promotional material in the Chamber office, member rates for Chamber events, and use of free extra office space.

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Staff

Monica Nolan Mark Thorp Kathleen Liljeberg

Executive Director Business Advocate Operations Associate

Thank You to our 2020 Board of Directors Executive Officers

Business

Judy Clemens, President Kimball Shirey, Vice President David Shepler, Past President Jeni Harris, Secretary

Theatre On the Ridge Heritage Insurance Agency Wells Fargo Bank Curves Paradise

Members Business Boys & Girls Club

Lori Crowder

A Stitch Above

Heidi Elick

Prosperity Investment Mgmt, Inc.

Gary Bess

Gary Bess Associates

Allison Denofrio

Arbonne International

Jennifer Garlinghouse

Nevin and Witt Insurance

Joleen Levey

Adventist Health and Rideout

Catherine Madsack

Alliance for Workforce Development

Shuree Wesley

M & S Wesley Tree

Jerre Bates

Paradise Elks & Paradise Lutheran Church

Linda L. Zorn

Butte College, Economic & Workforce Development

Visability is Credibility

Membership in the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is an investment in your community, all businesses on the Ridge, and your commitment to community progress. A one-time administration fee of $35 is required to process your application and due upon submission. Your member benefits will begin immediately following processing and remittance of dues.

Join by clicking “Join Today” on ParadiseChamber.com

Tax deductible membership dues

# of employees (full time equivalent)*

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

$600

Churches and non-profit organizations, $160 schools and other government organizations Residential Membership Mobile home, RV parks and Apartments Hospitals

$75

1-49 units, $285 50 + units, $310

Rates available upon request

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Carol Peterson

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