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Long road ahead

Photo by Meredith J. Cooper Paradise Irrigation District Manager Kevin Phillips addresses a crowd of hundreds at the Paradise Alliance Church. Kevin Phillips looked out at a crowd of some 700 people, most of them […]

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Waiting game

Photo by Ashiah Scharaga Kristy Malloy has been living in a trailer with her husband and three kids (from left: Aiden, Bethany and Wyatt) since late November. The family has been approved for FEMA housing, […]

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Lesson plans

Photo by Evan Tuchinsky Achieve Charter School Executive Director Casey Taylor, whose high school is closing, says the K-8 campus will remain open and at Life Church for at least two years. Last summer, members […]

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Fire and rain

Photo by Melody Stephens Alan Rigg and Maggie. In the summer of 2005, Alan Rigg was visiting Chico when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and he learned that his New Orleans home had […]

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Adventist Health reveals changes

In announcing the April 1 opening of a walk-in clinic in Paradise, Adventist Health Feather River also revealed it will suspend its hospital license and affiliate the associated services and facilities with Adventist Health and […]

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Hashtag movement

Photo courtesy of ClimateUprising.org Susan Dobra and her partner, John-Michael Sun, spread the message of #ClimateUprising from the remains of their home in Paradise. Two days from 2018 remain etched indelibly in Susan Dobra’s memory. […]

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Debris removal update

Camp Fire survivors registered with the government debris removal program who are waiting to move back to their properties may be eligible for a priority list to fast-track the clean-up. The list applies only to […]

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More help for survivors

Butte County has launched another resource for Camp Fire survivors. Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM) services, a partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, will provide case managers to support and assist survivors with […]

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Medical migration

Photo by Evan Tuchinsky Dr. Zeljka Chobanov practiced on the Ridge for years. She says she doesn’t like changes, but “whether it was Oroville, whether it was any other location, I couldn’t be spared.” Dr. […]

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Petty squabbling

Photo by Meredith J. Cooper Heidi Schwartz (left) holds a cat trapped at 141089 Temple Circle in Magalia on Feb. 22. Joy Smith, who heads FieldHaven Feline Center in Lincoln and opened the Transfer Station […]

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Frank and Molly

I have made two new friends since the Camp Fire. One is named Molly. The other I shall call Frank (I never learned his name). Both are significant reminders of the aftermath of the wildfire. […]