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From San Jose flood to Paradise fire, victims of one open home to survivors of another

SAN JOSE — Brendan and Cat Lavelle know what it means to go through a natural disaster, to feel uprooted and unmoored. It’s been nearly two years since San Jose’s Coyote Creek burst its banks and turned their downstairs family room into five feet of muck. And it came at the worst possible time, just


100 days after flames: Where we are now after the Camp Fire

As the one month anniversary to the Camp Fire loomed in December of last year, the Chico Enterprise-Record looked at impacts of the fire that included the donations and help pouring into our community, re-population, the shelters (both official and unofficial) that had sprung to life seemingly overn


Butte County Disaster Recovery Centers change hours

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Two Camp Fire Disaster Recovery Centers in Butte County are changing their hours. Location: Creative Learning Center (1080 Ewald Court, Paradise) Location: Old Sears Building off of East 20th Street.


Butte County CAL FIRE Battling Palermo Trailer Fire

PALERMO, Calif.- Butte County/ CAL FIRE firefighters are battling a trailer fire in Palermo near Irwin and Bohemia Avenues. Firefirefighters say that when they arrived on scene, they found a travel trailer was was already fully involved.


No, Gov. Gavin Newsom didn’t kill high-speed rail. But what’s his Plan B?

It’s been a dream for years in California’s sprawling Central Valley. Sleek bullet trains would race workers to and from booming Silicon Valley in the Bay Area, bridging the economic and cultural gap between urban and rural California.


Paradise hospital workers get last paychecks after Camp Fire killed over 1,200 jobs

Adventist Health issued the final paychecks earlier this month to health workers whose positions were eliminated indefinitely after the Camp Fire severely damaged Paradise’s Feather River Hospital.


‘We’re still here’: Paradise police adjust to new normal

PARADISE — In the hundred days since the Camp Fire sparked and ripped through Paradise, destroying thousands of homes and displacing thousands of residents, the town’s police department has confronted a new normal.


2 Southern California highways reopened after storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities have reopened two major Southern California highways that were closed because of ice and snow, stranding hundreds of motorists overnight. The California Highway Patrol says Monday that traffic started moving again around 11 a.m. Monday in northbound lanes of Interstat


California woman stabbed officer after driving over 100 mph on Interstate 5, police say

A California Highway Patrol officer was stabbed in the back on Friday after pulling over a woman who had been traveling over 100 mph on Interstate 5, officials said. Haile Neil, 25, is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing the officer during the traffic stop near the town of Williams, locat


Butte County Sheriff's Office lifts evacuation warnings in Nord and Richvale

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office has lifted evacuation warnings for the community of Nord and Richvale due to flooding. Both evacuation warnings were lifted effective as of 3 p.m. on Feb. 15.


Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks to fire survivors

CHICO, Calif. - The Paradise Guild hosted meetings for Camp Fire survivors in Paradise and Chico Saturday, with special guest, speaker Robert F. Kennedy. Jr. The Paradise Guild lost their hall in the fire, and wanted to give community members a chance to meet key partners in the law firm they have h


Tiny Homes For Homeless Get The Go-Ahead In The Wake of California's Worst Wildfire

Before the state's most destructive wildfire tore through Butte County, Calif., detailed plans for a tiny home village for the homeless in the northern California city of Chico were met with a mix of indifference, NIMBY-ism and outright rejection from a previous city council.


CHP officer stabbed during traffic stop on I-5

WILLIAMS, CALIF. — A Martinez woman was arrested Friday after stabbing a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 5. The Williams area CHP was stabbed in the back and taken to a Chico trauma center for his injuries. Department officials told ABC10 he is now at


California man faces hate crime charges after punching 7-Eleven clerk, saying he 'hated Muslims'

A homeless California man was charged with a hate crime after he allegedly punched and threw hot coffee on a 7-Eleven employee on Wednesday and claimed he "hated Muslims," officials said.


California's gun seizure program hits hurdles

Authorities in California are struggling to enforce a state law that permits officials to seize firearms from people with previous criminal convictions or mental health issues – running into staffing and budgetary issues that have contributed to a massive backlog of guns marked for confiscation.


Off-duty deputy killed in suspected DUI crash in California

CHINO, Calif. — Officials say an off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy was killed in a traffic collision, and the driver of the other car was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.


Southern California man arrested following death of 6-month-old daughter

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Authorities say a Southern California man has been arrested following the death of his 6-month-old daughter. The Sun reports Alfonso Ornelas was arrested on suspicion of murder and assault on a child causing death after the baby died at a hospital Saturday.


18 trillion gallons of water has fallen in California so far this month

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - It's been a stormy 2019 for California so far, and we're only a little more than two months into the new year!. So exactly how much water has fallen in California this month?


LaMalfa: President Trump's border money will not come from wildfire funds

WASHINGTON D.C. — In an interview with KRCR on Saturday, Congressman Doug LaMalfa said that President Trump's border money will not come from the wildfire funds intended for Paradise, Redding and surrounding areas.


Oakland, California diocese names 45 accused of sexual abuse

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Catholic Diocese of Oakland, California, has released the names of 45 priests, deacons and religious brothers who officials say are "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors.