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Chico State interior architecture students to rebuild Paradise homes

Chico State interior architecture students to rebuild Paradise homes

Danielle Kessler

November 11, 2019

, the Interior Architecture Department has begun plans to rebuild homes in Paradise for families who lost their homes during the most tragic wildfire in California history. Students and professors in the department have commenced “Project Rebuild Paradise” and are currently working to br...

Paradise Ridge Elementary thanks first responders

Paradise Ridge Elementary thanks first responders

Jessie Imhoff

November 8, 2019

Paradise Ridge Elementary held a remembrance event in their school’s gym for the Camp Fire anniversary. Students participated in different performances for the event, such as reading the American Creed and singing "America the Beautiful." https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1193012119689580544?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1193012582258368512?s=20 Many...

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

On Wednesday, Butte Environmental Council hosted a listening session designed to educate the community about the role housing plays in climate change, while allowing discussion to examine the possible solutions.With the Chico Green New Deal freshly introduced a week earlier, the city began planning ...

Pacific Gas and Electric leave Butte County in the dark

Pacific Gas and Electric leave Butte County in the dark

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

Through this past year, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the largest electricity and gas provider in California, has been in Butte County's spotlight. For the past year, cities across the county have persevered through the devastation of the Camp Fire. The Orion has observed PG&E’s re...

The Orion Newscast: Ballet on the Ridge & Queer Desire Art

The Orion Newscast: Ballet on the Ridge & Queer Desire Art

Christian Solis

November 6, 2019

https://youtu.be/nu0-Nnmpr2g This week on The Orion Newscast, reporters cover a ballet studio's struggle after the Camp Fire and Ryan Ramos aims to "... disrupt the conventional expectations of masculinity and sexuality" through his art he calls "queer desire". Christian Solis can be reached at t...

Netflix’s ‘Fire in Paradise’: an intimate look at tragedy

Netflix’s ‘Fire in Paradise’: an intimate look at tragedy

Angel Ortega

November 5, 2019

The Netflix documentary “Fire in Paradise” recounts the events of the Camp Fire through first-hand accounts and video. Directed by Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper, “Fire in Paradise” documents the events of Nov. 8, 2018; the day the Camp Fire broke out, resulting in the destr...

Paradise Symphony Orchestra offers a ‘new world’ to the town of Paradise

Paradise Symphony Orchestra offers a ‘new world’ to the town of Paradise

Melissa Joseph

November 5, 2019

Music is often comforting and therapeutic to those in emotional distress. The Paradise Symphony Orchestra held this in mind as they prepared for the Paradise Performing Arts Center’s 61st Annual Opening: "Our New World."The opening for the 61st season was coined "Our New World" because it signif...

One year since devastation: Life after The Fire

One year since devastation: Life after The Fire

Natalie Hanson and Jessie Imhoff

November 5, 2019

By The Orion News Staff On Nov. 8, 2018, what began as a spark at around 6:30 a.m. in the small town of Pulga (about 30 miles outside of Chico) spread to the nearby community of Concow, with Paradise in its path. By that evening, it was already the most destructive wildfire in California's history. O...

Homeowners seek permits to rebuild in Paradise

Homeowners seek permits to rebuild in Paradise

Ricardo Tovar

November 5, 2019

The Camp Fire burned approximately 153,000 acres and destroyed 18,800 structures. The makeup of those buildings was estimated to be 14,000 residential and about 530 commercial structures.Since then, residents from Paradise have looked to rebuild the homes that were taken from them. As of Oct. 23, 429 b...

Paradise stays undefeated in more than one way

Paradise stays undefeated in more than one way

Matthew Ferreira

November 5, 2019

A year ago, the Camp Fire changed everything for Paradise residents.After the fire displaced the majority of the town’s residents and burned down many of its homes and businesses, the Paradise High School Football team reached out to help in healing the community and sharing hope for the futur...

‘Fire in Paradise’: how one Chico State professor helped tell our story

Melissa Joseph and Alex Coba

November 5, 2019

Trigger Warning: The following article references trauma and loss of life. In an attempt to process the devastating circumstances of the Camp Fire, a handful of programs have recently been released to commemorate the looming anniversary of the destruction that swept through Paradise. PBS Front...

Paradise residential cleanup nearly complete

Paradise residential cleanup nearly complete

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...

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