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Several small measles outbreaks are being tracked in California where health officials warn the highly contagious virus is no joke. 

 

It starts with typical cold or flu symptoms: fever, runny nose, sore throat, then comes the actual measles.  

 

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Two additional cases of the measles have been confirmed in Butte County bringing the total number of infected persons to four. According to a press release from Butte County Public Health Thursday, the cases are linked to the original measles cluster that was announced last Sunday, March 24th.

Public Health is contacting people they believe were exposed to infected individuals. To help stop the spread of the viral disease, Public Health is asking that those who are contacted or who may have been exposed to the disease be honest about their vaccination status.

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Fiesta Taco Trailer used to sit outside of Whitewater Saloon in Paradise, until the saloon was destroyed by the Camp Fire. The taco trailer was spared and is now back on the Ridge. We’ve been speaking with people who have returned to Paradise either to live or work to see how they’re coping.

 

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This question came from Kelly Minton in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Before I even begin to answer it, if you’ve never heard of or used the Street View on Google Maps, it’s a feature that makes you feel as if you’re standing in a street and allows you to take a 360-degree look around a neighborhood.

 

We’ve been following the stories of how animals were rescued from Camp Fire and today we’ll hear from a place that was critical to that endeavor. Valley Oak Veterinary Center in Chico treated about 500 pets after the fire and housed even more. What they found during the fire was that the bulk of the animals that were injured and never claimed were cats that hadn’t been microchipped. NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke with Dr. Daniel Gebhart about the center’s experience and how microchipping can increase a pet owner’s chance of being reunited with their animal in this type of disaster.

 

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FEMA, debris removal, right of entry forms, water, building permits – there has been a lot that has happened this week. NSPR’s Marc Albert gives us a recap.


Tonight on After Paradise, it’s been 20 weeks since the Camp Fire started. We bring you the latest post-Camp Fire recovery news, we learn why some pets were easily reunited with their owners after the fire and why other weren’t, and we hear from a man who lost his home, but has returned to work on the ridge with his food truck.

Photos used courtesy of the Student California Teacher Association at Chico State

Simple school expenses like calculators, binders and paper can be a monetary burden for parents, and then for those with high schoolers, there’s Prom. While many consider the occasion an important one, getting outfitted for it is not something everyone can afford.

To help all students in Butte County with the expense, a prom dress giveaway is happening in Chico. Called Cinderella’s Closet, the annual event is hosted by Chico State’s Student California Teachers Association.

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FEMA has again increased the number of families it plans to house at a pop-up trailer park in south Chico.

 

First it was forty eight, then sixty four, now FEMA says they’re planning to house 82 families on the site, within the Hegan Lane Business Park. 

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Rain and melting snow are pouring into Lake Oroville and officials may break in the new spillway a week from Friday. 

Lake Oroville’s newly rebuilt spillway may get its first real test next week, as officials prepare to open the spillway’s floodgates to create more room behind the dam. 

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