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Enforcing Chico’s anti-camping rules | Clearing evacuation routes | New soul food restaurant

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, March 3. 

Chico plans to enforce anti-camping laws at north Chico site

The city of Chico says it will open additional campsites for unhoused residents who are not eligible to stay in local shelters. These new sites will allow the city to legally enforce its anti-camping ordinances at a sanctioned encampment in north Chico intended only for authorized residents.

Alec Stutson, NSPR 

Maintaining evacuation routes in Camp Fire burn scar

The Butte County Board of Supervisors Tuesday discussed clearing vegetation alongside evacuation routes in the Camp Fire burn scar. County officials say removing brush and vegetation along about 100 miles of roadway in and around the fire’s footprint would cost about $2.3 million.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

Black Wal Street Café to open brick-and-mortar food joint in Chico

Chico is getting a new late-night restaurant in the Safeway parking lot on Nord Avenue. The Caribbean and African soul food joint, Black Wal Street Café, first found popularity on social media. Now, it will soon open a physical location. Read the full story.

Jamie Jiang, NSPR

State’s reparations committee to finalize recommendations

California’s Reparations Task Force will meet in Sacramento today and Saturday to continue finalizing its recommendations to the state. The committee will be focusing specifically on looking at who could qualify and the logistics of implementing a reparations program.

CapRadio Staff

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A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Jamie was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.