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City Council Considers Next Steps For Chico After Camp Fire

Though untouched by flames, changes have come to Chico since November. Tonight elected leaders there consider impacts and how to ease them. At the council’s request, reports covering crime, roadway conditions, and appropriate levels of municipal staffing to serve Chico’s swollen, post-camp-fire population will be presented .

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Though untouched by flames, changes have come to Chico since November. Tonight elected leaders there consider impacts and how to ease them.

 

At the council’s request, reports covering crime, roadway conditions, and appropriate levels of municipal staffing to serve Chico’s swollen, post-camp-fire population will be presented.

 

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We go under the sea, literally, to investigate the alarming decline of sea star populations of the Pacific Coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska. Sea stars, commonly known as "starfish" are actually echinoderms and a keystone species, meaning they play a pivotal role within their ecosystem.

Crystal Geyser Mt. Shasta

The legal struggle over Crystal Geyser’s Mt Shasta Plant continues.

 

Critics have filed suit against Siskiyou County, accusing it of bungling environmental reports associated with plans to revive a defunct bottling plant in Mt Shasta. 

Matt Fidler

These are some of the sounds of a forest thinning operation around the Paradise Pines Property Owners Association in Magalia.

Chipping up woody material removed from the forest and left on the ground as mulch. The goal is to return the forest’s condition to one that more resembles the forests that John Bidwell knew.

Ashley Bailey

Emily Holtom is a stay-at-home mom and owns one of the rare houses in Paradise that is still standing after the Camp Fire.

 

She, her husband, Spencer, their six kids and dog just moved here about nine months ago from Southern California for Spencer's job.

 

Ashley Bailey

Peggy Beltran grew up in Paradise and her house is among the scattered homes that were spared by the Camp Fire.

She and her husband, Eddie, her parents and aunt were able to move back to the house a couple weeks after the fire.

Peggy is a respiratory therapist and a clinical instructor at Butte College.

 

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More than four months after the Camp Fire, resources that were immediately available almost seem to be gone. Volunteers are few. Donations have slowed. Shelters and Disaster Recovery Centers have shuttered. But there is help out there if you need it. That’s the bottom line.

Tonight on After Paradise, it’s been 18 weeks since the Camp Fire started. Tonight on “After Paradise” we hear about a new case management program in Butte County that’s helping connect Camp Fire survivors to resources they still need four months after the fire, we hear from two women who have returned to Paradise about what their lives are like living in a town of rubble with few others in it and we go to Magalia to learn how the Butte County Fire Safe Council is working to prevent fires from happening in the area in the future.  

Amanda Thomsen

 

 


 

Spring is right around the corner and Spring Break Season is here – have you been outside lately? Have you been outside to play? Our guests this week on Cultivating Place are Amanda Thomsen of Kiss MY Aster and Backyard Adventure, and Nancy Striniste of Nature Play At Home. They both remind us of the health and wellbeing involved in the activity of going outside to play. Join us.

 

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Teams of specialists have begun matching fire survivors with all kinds of help they might have been unaware of and assisting survivors though depression, crisis and navigating FEMA paperwork.

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