Category: Community

How To Help Those Displaced By The Camp Fire

There are many ways to give to those affected by the Camp Fire. There are still many, many needs. Several non-profit organizations and businesses have set up funds to help. Here are two. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company   Ken Grossman’s family, owners of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, based in Chico, have long been a positive force in Butte County. What they are doing now for people affected by the Camp Fire has set into motion what is being called the largest charitable collaboration-ever among breweries.     In the days following the fire, Sierra Nevada announced plans to brew a fundraiser beer for Camp Fire...

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As Paradise Heals

   It was about 6:30 am on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 when the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, ignited in a remote area near Pulga. Within 21 minutes the fire had spread to about ten acres. The flames soon accelerated to consume the equivalent of a football field every second, according to Cal Fire.       The fire burned more than 153,000 acres, killed at least 85 people, and destroyed more than 13,000 homes. With the town devastated in such a way, healing will take some time but Butte is indeed strong. ...

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Try Shopping Locally – Help Make A Difference in Your Community!

   Most of us can remember a time not that long ago when stores, cafés and fun shops lined the streets of the small towns across the Sierra Cascade region we enjoy.  Over the years, sadly, we have seen many of those merchants disappear.    With recent trends in increased online shopping, small town retailers are facing some of the biggest challenges ever. The good news is that every penny we all spend locally will make a difference in the vitality of our business community and help stimulate the economy in the place we call home. So get out...

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Holiday Giving to Help the Homeless

Holiday Giving to Help the Homeless    Several organizations throughout our region are helping the homeless throughout the year. If you are looking for a worthwhile cause to donate time or money to this holiday season, consider supporting their local efforts. The needs are many and include volunteer opportunities. Places you can give – LOCAL SHELTERS & HOMELESS SERVICES: BUTTE COUNTY / CHICO: Chico Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc.’s Esplanade House – Chico Their mission is to “To provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for homeless families while implementing a goal-oriented program designed to help homeless...

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The Maidu Summit Consortium is Born

By Eileen Majors It was a wintery day in the middle of January, 2003 and the location was Westwood, a tiny town in the middle of the Maidu People’s ancient Homelands. It was to be an event calling all Maidu People interested in preserving their homelands. A flyer had been made and distributed by the four who organized the event they were calling the Mountain Maidu Homeland Summit. The subject of the meeting was to “discuss preservation and protection of the Mountain Maidu sacred places,” noting in particular a local mountain lake they call Cham Su Donim Pakanim.  ...

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