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Letter: Oroville Dam review board far from independent

First, the IRB is hardly independent. The members were appointed by, paid by and report to the DWR.


Oroville City Council Introduces Two Cannabis Ordinances

OROVILLE, Calif. -The Oroville City Council voted five to one on August 7 to introduce two ordinances outlining permit rules and zoning for commercial cannabis.The new ordinance allows the city of Oroville to license a maximum of three dispensaries. There are also regulations for various types of ca


Gridley Woman Pleads No Contest in April Hit-And-Run

GRIDLEY, Calif. -Anne Montez, 44, of Gridley, plead no contest today to a deadly hit and run which caused the death of Maria Gomez, 48, last Easter in Gridley.District Attorney Mike Ramsey said that on April 1, 2018 at approximately 9:08 p.m., Montez was headed westbound on Magnolia Street when she


News Flash: Police issue evacuation order as blaze erupts near Lagoon Valley

FAIRFIELD — A large vegetation fire broke out shortly before 4:50 p.m. between Fairfield and Vacaville and forced the evacuation of residents in the Paradise Valley area.The evacuation order, issued around 5:34 p.m., affected residents of Constitution Avenue, Couples Circle and Estates Drive, accord


Secretary of State, State Controller candidates stop in Chico, Oroville on bike tour

CHICO — California Secretary of State candidate Mark Meuser and State Controller candidate Konstantinos Roditis, both Republicans, made stops to speak in Chico and Oroville on Friday.Since July 9, Meuser has been checking California’s 58 counties off his list one by one — by bicycle — with Roditis j


Evacuations Lifted in Grass Valley after Crews Battle Wildfire

The fire, which was 16 acres by Sunday night and 80 percent contained, was sparked near Oak Drive and Highway 49, according to Cal Fire.


Grass Fire is Prompting Evacuations in Fairfield, Paradise Valley

FAIRFIELD, Calif. -Firefighters are responding to a grass fire burning in Fairfield, near the Paradise Valley area.


All Oroville City Council incumbents, except mayor, seek re-election

OROVILLE — Oroville’s mayor won’t be running for re-election in November, but all other incumbents on the council will.The City Clerk’s Office confirmed the list of citizens who had met the 5 p.m. deadline on Friday and been confirmed as qualified candidates by the Butte County Clerk-Recorder.Since


Berry Festival is a tasty toast to community

BERRY CREEK — The Berry Festival in Berry Creek is truly about berries, but more than that, it’s about the community.Much of what was happening Saturday at the Grange Hall on Bald Rock Road benefited one of the institutions that serves Berry Creek.The pie sale that drew the crowds supports the grang


Butte still a leader in water conservation

The board released water savings reported for June by 360 urban water suppliers in the state, which averaged 16.8 percent compared to June 2013, the benchmark year before the last drought.


Person of interest in murder of Plumas County couple sought - Plumas News

Butte County law enforcement discovered the electronic monitoring (EM) device belonging to GD Hendrix, 47, along the roadside and no sign of him, according to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood.


What’s happening this weekend in Oroville

Union Square Farmer’s Market, Oroville:7:30 a.m.-noon. Local food producers, artisan creations, music, educational vendors, kids corner, natural gardening demos, networking and more. Union Square, corner of Myers and Montgomery streets. 632-1864.


Oroville man pleads guilty in friend’s shooting death

GonzalesOROVILLE — A man accused of accidentally shooting his friend to death during a night of partying and driving around Oroville has pleaded guilty.Noah Gonzales, 25, of Oroville pleaded guilty Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court to a felony count of involuntary manslaughter with a firearm


17 Groups of Mosquitoes & Chickens Infected with West Nile Virus in Butte County

OROVILLE, Calif.- The Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District (BCMVCD) said various groups of mosquitoes, and some chickens have been infected with West Nile Virus in the county.At least 17 mosquito pools and 11 sentinel chickens tested positive for the virus, according to District Manager


Editorial: Oroville’s cannabis pursuit is all about the money

We always knew why five of the seven Oroville City Council members wanted to legalize marijuana sales in the city, but it was never explicitly explained until a council meeting on Tuesday.It’s not because they see marijuana as a wonder herb, unfairly demonized. It’s not because they believe a majori


Butte County’s most wanted

Lawson Reed RankinThe Butte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Lawson Reed Rankin for a warrant charging him with false imprisonment, criminal threats and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.Rankin, 35, is 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, wit brown hair and hazel eyes.Anyone with information i


Mighty Duck Star Arrested in Oroville

Oroville, Calif.-- Mighty Ducks star Shaun Weiss, who is known for his role as Goldberg, was arrested this weekend by Oroville Police for public drug intoxication. Police say they found Weiss in front of a closed business just before 1 a.m on Saturday. He was arrested, booked, and released. Weiss h


Former Paradise, PID official barred from running for two posts

In 1991, Larry Duncan was recalled from the Paradise Town Council when the council attempted to create a sewer assessment district. In 2017, he was recalled from the Paradise Irrigation District board as part of a voter revolt against increased water rates.


Two arrested after illegal marijuana grow bust in Rackerby

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement officials from the Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 1950 block of Greerty Road where they found Yen Ngoc Loung, 59, and Henh Xin Lam, 60, both from Sacramento.


Chico woman faces prison after no contest arson plea

OROVILLE — A Chico woman faces more than five years in state prison after pleading no contest to arson, according to court documents.Mery Thomasson-Behring, 57, entered the plea Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court to a felony count arson of a structure or forest in connection with a brush fire