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Affordable housing, sustainable living: Visions for Chico 2020 at The People’s State of the Union

Kimberly Morales

February 12, 2020

Members of the audience had the opportunity to speak to the panel about concerns such as the mobile home living situation in Paradise. Photo by Dayanna Negrete Following the State of the Union address delivered by President Donald Trump, Chico politicians and aspiring candidates for local office...

‘The Ridge Lives On’ remembers fire in Magalia

The U.S. Forest Service Department of Agriculture was in attendance providing games, prizes and information about their organization. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

November 13, 2019

Pine Ridge School was packed full of food trucks, local vendors, games and entertainment, all in remembrance of the anniversary of the Camp Fire. Saturday marked a day for the town of Magalia to remember what they had lost and to celebrate its resilience. The event was sponsored and partnered with...

Paradise residential cleanup nearly complete

PG&E crews working on moving electrical lines underground on Black Olive Drive, near the Paradise Fire Department, in Paradise, California. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Angel Ortega

November 5, 2019

The removal of debris from residential properties in Paradise is expected to be completed by the end of this November, clearing the way for rebuilding neighborhoods.Susan Hartman, the community development director for the town of Paradise, said that all the properties that are expected to be finish...

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

A burnt American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018

A flame-shredded American flag hangs in the still, grey air. It's flagpole barely holds on to a vertical gutter that's attached to a burnt piece of wood. A charred chimney stands intact behind the flag. Blackened, brown and green tree trucks, limbs and leaves stand behind a chimney in a thick, ash-filled...

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

John Crosby took his members of his class to Washington D.C. unsure of the status of his home. Photo credit: Mathew  Miranda

Justin Jackson

November 28, 2018

John Crosby, political science instructor and Model U.N. Adviser, lost his home in Magalia due to the Camp Fire. The following is the story of how he traveled across the nation without knowing the status of his home. The morning of the fire John Crosby and his students were headed to a Model U.N. c...

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