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Vitalant Monthly Blood Drives [LINK]

NEW BLOOD DRIVE LOCATIONS ADDED.

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NEW BLOOD DRIVES ADDED

For all blood drives:
Face mask/covering is required to donate
Appointments are strongly encouraged to accommodate social distancing. To make an appointment, call Vitalant at 530-893-5433
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Vitalant Chico Center
555 Rio Lindo Ave, Chico


COVID-19 Testing Glenn County | Tues-Sat

Free tests without insurance,

Orland Memorial Hall- 320 3rd Street

Tuesday through Saturday, 7am-7pm

Testing for all ages, walk-in welcome. Please help us keep Glenn county healthy and safe.


Northstate Food Bank | October

Oct 2nd Friday | 9am-Noon | Orland, Glenn Co.Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221E. Yolo Street.

 

Oct 9th Friday | 9am-Noon | Chico, Butte Co.20th Street Park, 1900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.

 

Oct 16th Friday | 9am-Noon |Thermalito, Butte Co.Nelson Ave. Sports Complex, 2290 6th Street.

 

DISTRIBUTION CALENDAR [PDF]
https://www.buttecaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tailgate-20-calendar.pdf


CSU-Chico Virtual Career Fairs / Fall 2020

UPDATE:  Fall 2020

CSUC Career Center is working to set a date for a Fall Virtual Career Fair.  Please check back for updates.
https://www.csuchico.edu/careers/employers/career-fair-information/index.shtml

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Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair | Oct 22
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 11am-3pm
INFORMATION [LINK]

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The Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair is open to students and alumni from all majors seeking career positions and internships. Employers represent business, government, non-profit, technical, agriculture, healthcare and social services, and local Chico sectors. This fair is a great opportunity for students to explore career interests/options and make valuable contacts for the future. Please note that this event is ONLINE.
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NORTH COMPLEX FIRE TOWN HALL MEETING | Oct 22

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 4-6pm

Location: Southside Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Road, Oroville, California 95965

 

Butte County residents impacted by the North Complex Fire are encouraged to join Supervisor Connelly at a Town Hall Meeting Thursday, October 22, from 4-6PM. County staff along with representatives from Cal OES and supporting agencies will be available to provide information and answer questions about recovery and rebuilding.
In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, social distancing and masks will be required. Due to room capacity, this event will be limited to 200 attendees.
For those who are not able to attend in person, the Town Hall Meeting will be livestreamed on Butte County’s Facebook page  https://www.Facebook.com/ButteCounty
 


Candy, Pumpkin, Costumes & Giveaway | Oct 24-25

E&J's Mobile Kitchen and Paradise Gleaners
1245 Oro Dam Blvd., #10 (behind Quality used Tires), Oroville

Food distribution weekend for north Complex / #BearFire survivors 

Kids carving contest. Will pick winners on Oct 31st.

Berry Winkel the Clown & Monica Henry Pet Zoo will be there.


Food Distribution #BearFire -Oroville | Oct 24-25

Oct. 24th & 25th | noon-5pm
At the Gleaners warehouse 1245 Oro Dam Blvd. Oroville Ca.

 

Big shout out to for all the support to:

E&J's Mobile Kitchen and Paradise Gleaners
Paradise North State Gleaners
The community assistant network (Scott Rice)
Valerie Elizabeth @CRC
Magalia Community Church
Nan @ Paradise Baptist
Lakeside Market
Michael Capponi @ GEM
And all who have helped from monetary or just volunteer.


Vitalant Faith Lutheran Church Blood Drive | Oct 27

In memory of Steve Troester
Tuesday, October 27 | Noon–6pm
Located at Vitalant
555 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico

For more blood drives:
/pages/bloodsource
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For all blood drives:
Face mask/covering is required to donate
Appointments are requested to accommodate social distancing. To make an appointment, go to donors.vitalant.org or call Vitalant at 530.893.5433.
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Vitalant First Presbyterian Church Blood Drive | Oct 29

Thursday, October 29 | 2pm–6pm
Located in the Sanctuary
495 Kentucky Street, Gridley
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For more blood drives:
/pages/bloodsource
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For all blood drives:
Face mask/covering is required to donate
Appointments are requested to accommodate social distancing. To make an appointment, go to donors.vitalant.org or call Vitalant at 530.893.5433.
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Farmers Brewing Co Halloween Tailgate & Treat | Oct 31

2pm-5pm | 880 County Road WW, Princeton, CA  95970

only 30 minutes from Chico (26 miles)


Come dressed up in costume for a fun & safe event for the whole family.
Tailgate Pizza will be serving up their delicious pizza!

Register your vehicle at our taproom by October 24th. Only pre-registered vehicles will be allowed to participate. Limited space available. Best decorated tailgate/vehicle will be awarded a prize.

Prizes:
1st Place: Mug Club membership for 2021 and a $25 Farmers gift card
2nd Place: Klean Kanteen insulated growler with first fill included
3rd Place: $25 Farmers gift card

 

Taproom Hours:
Thursdays 4-8pm | Fridays 4-8pm | Saturdays 11am-7pm


Butte College Skyway Center Small Business Developemenet Center | November

2480 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico, CA 95928 | (530) 895-9017
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com

 

Adding Hospitality To Take Out ~ A Baker’s Dozen
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Holly Stiel, Hospitality and Customer Service expert, for a Webinar for restaurant and food owners and managers as she shares her Baker’s Dozen ~ 13 Ideas on how to add Hospitality back into your Take Out and Delivery Service Models.
During this Webinar, Holly will present ideas and use case studies to help you:
- Add hospitality into your new take-out and delivery models (that you had either before or as a result of Covid 19.)
- Approaches to serve your neighborhood and make them feel special.
- Options to make your take-out service more personal and infuse a positive personality into your business.
- Ways to add a little extra value to each bag.
- Ensuring you have the basics in place.
- Showcasing your business creatively.
Holly’s webinars are thought-provoking and uplifting and are recommended if you need to get a perspective adjustment or even if you need to get a little pep back in your step.
https://www.norcalsbdc.org/events/adding-hospitality-take-out-baker%E2%80%99s-dozen

 

Starting Your Business
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm | FREE
It includes a high-level overview of some of the things that will be critical to your success, including:
- Assessing how well suited you are to be an entrepreneur and how to make sure that the idea you have is practical
- What business structures are available and which one might be best for you
- The permits and licenses you might need
- How to take your idea all the way to reality
- What you will need to know about Business Plans and Business Financials
https://www.norcalsbdc.org/events/starting-your-business

 

Planning your Business
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm | FREE
The course will cover:
How Planning Helps, Types of Plan, Building a Plan, Financial Requirements
https://www.norcalsbdc.org/events/planning-your-business

 

Financing your Business
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm | FREE
This webinar will cover the following & more:
Finance Overview, Choosing Your Lender, Where to Start, What Lenders look for, The Process, 5 C’s of Capital, Mitigating Risks, Alternatives to Loans
https://www.norcalsbdc.org/events/financing-your-business-0

 

For a complete list of webinars:
https://www.norcalsbdc.org/network-calendar?gid%5B0%5D=20

 


Las Plumas FFA drive Thru BBQ | Nov 4

3:30pm-5:30pm
2380 Las Plumas Avenue, Oroville

 

$30 Cooked Whole tri-tip
$40 Dinner: Whole cooked tri-tip, beans, rolls, salad, (feeds approx. 4)


Tri-Tip Only Tickets:
https://lphstbirds.myschoolcentral.com/asbworks/(S(br1n4e0rmw2rpjks5eykkavd))/apps/webstore/pages/Product.aspx?org=6501&pid=44860
Dinner Tickets: 
https://lphstbirds.myschoolcentral.com/asbworks/(S(br1n4e0rmw2rpjks5eykkavd))/apps/webstore/pages/Product.aspx?org=6501&pid=44859

 


Christmas Preview -Chico | Nov 22

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | 4:00-8:00pm

 

Since 1978, Christmas Preview has been a Downtown Chico tradition...drawing folks together in the heart of our community to officially kick off the holiday season!  Downtown merchants roll out the red carpet and present the finest in hometown hospitality, debuting their holiday offerings, showing off fabulous decorations, and providing delicious refreshments and entertainment. The DCBA coordinates strolling carolers, and a few other on-street events and activities and invites SANTA to come on down for photos with the kiddos! You have not experienced the holidays in Downtown Chico if you have not experienced Christmas Preview.

 

Here are just some of the on-street highlights:

 - Santa Claus available for a visit and photo opportunity with the kiddos from 4:30-7:30pm (Santa booth located on Main Street between 3rd & 4th.  Santa photos will be available for purchase from $10, no personal photos please.  Due to time constraints Santa will not be able to meet with children not sitting for photos.
 - Complimentary bicycle valet hosted by Chico Velo (on 3rd Street between Broadway and Salem)
 - Sounds of the Valley Women's Chorus caroling throughout the event
 - Mix 95.1 Christmas Karaoke
 - 103.5 The Blaze partnering with Chico Fire to collect toys for Adopt a Family
 - Snapshots Photo Bus offering one-of-a-kind souvenir photos
 - An organic, one-of-a-kind, Chico hometown holiday vibe...the best around!

https://www.downtownchico.com/event-christmas-preview_14.htm


Jesus Center Virtual Run For Food -Chico | Nov 26

title Presenting Sponsor for 2020 - Golden Valley Bank
Monitor the Facebook or website for additional information.

 

This year the run won’t be at Bidwell Park – it will be a 5K Your Way!
On Thanksgiving morning we will gather on social media as our event emcee announces the "shotgun start” for the run.   You choose your own 5K course in your neighborhood or on a favorite trail wearing your Run for Food attire. You can run, walk, stroll, or some combination thereof!  Our social media gathering will be in full swing as we livestream interviews with race participants, give shout outs to participants posting their Run for Food on social media and offer prizes throughout the morning.


Claim your coveted Run for Food T-shirt by pre-registering by November 1.  Standard registration ends Nonvember 23. Then Thanksgiving week, bring your crew to our Drive Through Packet Pickup Celebration (Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov 24, 25) where you will pick up your T-shirts, snacks and run bibs and take photos under our Run for Foodstarting arch at a safe and healthy distance!  The fun will continue with a chance to win prizes and giveaways from our event sponsors!
Work up your Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26) appetite and join us for the 15th Annual Run for Food at the Title Sponsor, Golden Valley Bank.  Be sure to tag us as you sign up, share and run!
#runforfoodchico   #5kmyway

 

Run for Food Beneficiary and History
This is a milestone year and we can’t wait to continue this Chico tradition with you.  With your help – we can make it the most memorable year yet.  And, as always, your funds make a difference in our community through supporting the Jesus Center which not only provides food to the hungry, but helps bring those suffering from isolation into community integration through transitional housing and vocational training programs. Help us reach our goal to showcase #everystreet in Butte County during the 2020 Run for Food!
The Chico Run for Food started out in 2006 with just over 1000 participants and now the event brings together 5000 participants each year along with 75 businesses and 200 volunteers for a true community-wide event. 
Registration opens September 1

 

FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/chicorunforfood

WEBSITE
http://www.runforfood.com

 

2020 MEDIA/RADIO SPONSOR - DEER CREEK BROADCASTING


Community Christmas Tree Lighting -Chico | Dec 4

December 4, 2020 | 8:00pm

Downtown Chico Plaza

 

Join us for the Celebration of Light in the City Plaza, and the Community Christmas Tree Lighting.

A short program of music & uniting words will culminate in the arrival of Santa to light the Christmas Tree.

City Plaza will come alive from the glow of the more than 2,000 LED lights during the lighting of the Annual Community Christmas Tree!

Guests will enjoy a musical program and join Santa, and others in the countdown to light the tree in City Plaza.

Make it an evening in Downtown Chico with dinner and drinks at a popular restaurant.

https://www.downtownchico.com/event-community-christmas-tree-lighting_15.htm


ONGOING EVENTS

Supporting the American Red Cross

 

Join your favorite radio station and the American Red Cross to help our communities impacted by wildfires. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover. Your gift will not only help with immediate needs like food and shelter, it will also get people on the road to recovery. Thank you!

 

KPAY Newstalk 93.9 FM
https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/kpay-pub.html

 

THE BLAZE 103.5
https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/theblaze-pub.html

 

KZAP 96.7
https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/kzap-pub.html

 

MIX 95.1
https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/mix951-pub.html


Three ways people can apply for FEMA assistance

If you were impacted by the on-going wildfires in: Butte, Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties, you may be eligible for assistance from the federal emergency management agency (FEMA).

 

If you suffered loss, contact your insurance provider to file a claim and also, be sure to apply with FEMA. 


You can apply online at http://www.disasterassistance dot gov

using the fema app from your smartphone or tablet

or by calling 1-800-621-3362. (FEMA)

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UNDERSTANDING A FEMA DETERMINATION LETTER [LINK]


Butte County Sheriff Search & Rescue | Bear Fire fundraiser

Our team has been involved with the #BearFire since 2:41pm on Tuesday and we will be involved for days and weeks to come - as long as we are needed.

We are completely volunteer and donor-funded and these operations take a massive toll on our equipment. For example, the generator on our mobile command trailer died this morning and will need to be quickly replaced for our operations to continue.

If you are able we would love your support. Please donate using the link below.
Donate [LINK]
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/donate-widget/4871


Paradise Gleaners #BearFire donations

Hello communities, supporters, friends and family we are still in need of monetary donations
If you would like to do so our link is below
https://www.paypal.me/eandjsmobilekitchen


This is to make the hot meals for families of the bearfire/North complex fire

Donations are being excepted at the Paradise Gleaners out of Oroville / 1245 Oro Dam Blvd.,
Oroville CA 95965
You can also Donate monetary donation to Gleaners at the link
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S9YMEBQC77Z66

 

The much needed items listed:

Mask
gloves
1st aid
Tents/ sleeping bags
Gas cans
Socks
Tarps
Blankets

Shoes all sizes children to adults

Baby supplies (mostly diapers and strollers)

Non-Perishables

Any food we can cook to feed hot meals we can work with.

Flash lights

Shovels if possible

Warm clothing as winter is approaching for children and adults

Pillows
Blankets


Sinclair Cares: Western Wildfires Relief Fund

As wildfires impact our region, The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter and resources for evacuees and firefighters. 

Sinclair Broadcast Company has joined forces with The Salvation Army to activate Sinclair Cares: Western Wildfires Relief Fund. Sinclair will also match the first $25,000 in nationwide contributions.

Your donation will help provide relief for those affected by the Western U.S. Wildfires. Thank you for your generosity.

For more information and to find out how you can donate
https://give-usw.salvationarmy.org/give/301262/#!/donation/checkout


Mental Health Screening Health Test

It should be as normal to take a #mentalhealth screen as it is to screen for other chronic health conditions like
heart disease or diabetes. Help us normalize mental health screening by taking a screen at  https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools


Sierra Oro Farm Trail Tasting Boxes

 

Experience the rich bounty of the Sierra Oro Farm Trail with our new Farm Trail Tasting Boxes.

https://sierraoro.sohnreyfamilyfoods.com
Our passport virtual weekend offers virtual savings! For less than the cost of passports and traveling the trail, we’ll send the sierra oro farm trail home to your table. Select from three box options fresh from our family farms to your doorstep.

 

Bursting with flavors from the trail’s speciality and family farms, boxes are filled with an array of artisanal foods, hand crafted products, and award winning wines.
 - Foodie Box
 - Food & Beverage Box
 - Local wine Sampler

 

LIVE Virtual Tasting on Saturday, October 10th at 11 a.m. 

Join our fun and interactive LIVE virtual tasting when we meet the farmers who collaborated with Sierra Nevada Brewery to create the new Farm Trail Harvest Baltic Porter. Seating is limited, interactive Q&A will be available, reserve your spot:

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR LIVE VIDEO TASTINGS
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5694367830615824655

 

Sponsors: Explore Butte County California, Porter Co agency, CSU, Chico Alumni & Family Weekend, Sierra Nevade Brewery, Butte county Farm Bureau, Lundberg Family Farms, Tri Counties Bank, Action news Now TV-12 TV-24

Proceeds from the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend benefit the Sierra Oro Farm Trail, dedicated to further developing agri-tourism in Butte County.  For more information, email info@sierraoro.org or call the Butte County Farm Bureau at 530-533-1473.

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Butte College SBDC Webinars | Summer thru Fall

Starting a Food Truck: How the Rubber Meets the Road  UPDATED
Sept 10 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm | FREE
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/starting-food-truck-how-rubber-meets-road
Presenter:  Gail Lillian
This webinar will help you develop a thorough checklist for building a successful food truck business, led by Industry pioneer and Norcal SBDC advisor, Gail Lillian..
We’ll cover everything from:
 - Choosing a truck 
 - Getting permitted
 - How to create an engaging customer experience to drive loyalty
REGSITER
https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8Smr80d9TH6N6WmUsXHx9w
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How To SEO like a Pro
Sept 15 | 10am-11:30am | FREE
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/how-seo-pro-0
Presenter:  Zack Barton
By the end of this presentation, you will have enough of a basic understanding of SEO and local SEO to help improve your site’s search visibility and traffic.  You will learn 15 actionable and practical steps to help you out no matter where you are at on your SEO journey.
Topics Covered:
 - SEO and Local SEO Defined
 - Local SEO Recommendations
 - Beyond Local SEO Recommendations
 - Conclusion
 - Final Questions
REGSITER
https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WgfiPV8ZSkyoAxMONvWTgQ

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Facebook Shop for Your Business  UPDATED

Sept 17 | 10:00am-11:30am | FREE
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/facebook-shop-your-business
Presenter:  Lani Lott
Introduction to Facebook’s Shops - Helping Businesses Sell Through Social Commerce
Facebook recently launched their new feature “Shops” which is simple, free and designed to inspire people to shop and make buying and selling online easier. Businesses can choose the products they want to feature from their catalog and are able to get their online “Shop” up and running almost immediately.
REGISTER
https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-WhrpJvoQiCl635oo3hK9Q

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Women Owned Small Business Certification | PTAC Webinar
Sept 17 | 10:00am to 11:00am | FREE
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/women-owned-small-business-certification-ptac-webinar-0
Speaker: Nanci Pigeon, Procurement Specialist, Norcal PTAC / Co Hosts: Norcal PTAC, AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center, Oakland
Learn about SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program, and how to use it to leverage your business!
Join us to review the requirements of SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program, discuss latest changes to the WOSB certification process, and explore how to optimize and successfully complete the application on the new portal: beta.certify.sba.gov
To be eligible for the SBA's Women’s Contracting program, a business must be a small business, at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a woman who is a U.S. citizen.
REGISTER
https://wosbcertification.eventbrite.com/?aff=Website

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Diversity and inclusion in the Workplace
Sept 22 | 10:00am-11:30pm | FREE
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/diversity-and-inclusion-workplace-1
Presenter: Chana Anderson, CCP, PHRca, SPHR 
This 30-min Webinar, with an extra 30 minutes for Q&A, we will explore race, equity and inclusion in the workplace. In the current climate of heightened social and racial unrest, it is important now more the ever to review company culture and practices, to ensure a diverse and discrimination-free workplace.
In this webinar we will explore:
 - Definition and value of diversity
 - Impact of diversity & inclusion on small businesses
 - Uncovering bias in recruiting and pay practices
 - How to discuss race and equity with employees
 - Steps to creating a diversity initiative
REGISTER
https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ktqsicj-RAS9MLem5-feuQ

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How to Take Control of Your Credit During a Pandemic
Sept 24 | 10:00am to 11:30am | FREE
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/how-take-control-your-credit-during-pandemic
Presenter:  Pat Walley
Maintaining or repairing your credit is always a good idea, especially if you might need a loan any time soon.
Topics Covered:
 - Why Credit Matters
 - The Credit Score
 - The Credit Report
 - Connect With An Advisor
 - How To Protect Your Credit
REGISTER
https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nJ_H0VSXQjqehFIZt704HA
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Shopify Basics: Launching an E-Commerce Website
Sept 29  | 10:00am to 11:30am | FREE
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/shopify-basics-launching-e-commerce-website
Presenter:  Megan Spaulding, SBDC Advisor
In this webinar, we will walk through the technical aspects of Shopify. We'll cover every thing from setting up your shop to understanding your Shopify account, from managing your orders to implementing new products. We're giving you all the tools you need to get your Shopify site online DIY-style.
REGISTER
https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QTLga8xUSaa0ydKLAIz0uA

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How to Manage and Forecast Cash Flow in a COVID World
Oct 1 10:00am to 11:30am | FREE
Presenter:  Paul Bozzo
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/how-manage-and-forecast-cash-flow-covid-world-2
This 30-min Webinar, with an extra 30 minutes for Q&A, will focus on proven strategies and practical techniques to help small business owners manage and forecast cash flow. At the end of the webinar, participants will have access to a custom template they can use to forecast cash flow for up to 12-months in the future.
Topics covered:
 - How businesses are adapting to succeed in today's new environment
 - Understanding key financial statements and terms
 - Proven strategies to maximize cash flow
 - Overview of a custom template (available to all participants) to forecast revenues, expenses and cash flow for up to 12-months in the future
 - Positive cash flow is essential for business survival and success. We invite you to spend 30-minutes to learn from an expert on how you can improve your company's cash flow position.
REGISTER
https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__-9LWZIDS-6IPGv4YvJ0Ag

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Women Owned Small Business Certification | PTAC Webinar
Oct 6 | 11:00am to 12:00pm | FREE
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/women-owned-small-business-certification-ptac-webinar-0
Speaker: Nanci Pigeon, Procurement Specialist, Norcal PTAC / Co Hosts: Norcal PTAC, AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center, Oakland
Learn about SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program, and how to use it to leverage your business!
Join us to review the requirements of SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program, discuss latest changes to the WOSB certification process, and explore how to optimize and successfully complete the application on the new portal: beta.certify.sba.gov
To be eligible for the SBA's Women’s Contracting program, a business must be a small business, at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a woman who is a U.S. citizen.
REGISTER
https://wosbcertification.eventbrite.com/?aff=Website

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Power Pitch: Making a Great First Impression | PTAC webinar
Oct 8, 2020 10:00am-11:00am | FREE

Speaker: Liz Brazil, Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist
Get ready and be prepared for your next networking event!
This webinar will cover the following topics:
 - Overview of a capability statement
 - Learn how to write a high level power speech
 - Learn how to present and make a great first impression!
REGISTER
https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/events/power-pitch-making-great-first-impression-ptac-webinar
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Attend the 2020 Norcal Gov2Biz Matchmaker!
Santa Rosa | Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm
The Norcal Gov2Biz Matchmaker will feature one-on-one scheduled meetings between businesses and local, state, and federal agencies, and large prime contractors.
More information at bizmatch2020.eventbrite.com
http://bizmatch2020.eventbrite.com
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Chico Recreation Summer Camp Registration | starts May 22

C.A.R.D. is gearing up for summer fun. Best news yet, registration for summer camps and aquatics begin Friday, May 22!

Learn about all the dozens of camps and aquatics we have by reading our digital PLAY Activity Guide here: https://www.chicorec.com/summer-camp-registration-update
 


Inspire School of the Arts

The Inspire School of Arts & Sciences was hit hard in 2018 by Camp Fire with over 50% of families affected, causing the school's poverty level to rise to 45%. The COVID-19 pandemic broke out and caused more loss of income for Inspire families. Help launch the critical campaign, even a small amount makes a difference!

 

Learn more here: https://supportinspire.com/


Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce

 

Red Bluff residents helping possible struggling Red Bluff restaurants meet their normal weekly expectation to remain open. Red Bluff restaurants sharing their menus, specials and services (dine in, take out, drive through or deliver. 

 

(530) 527-6220 | WEBSITE   https://redbluffchamber.com

 

Red Bluff Restaurant Menus and Update Info - Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/791237094619434/

 

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Are you Fire Season Ready? Butte County Fire Safe Council Survey

Butte County Fire Safe Council, Butte County Resource Conservation District and the University of California Cooperative Extension is interested in how residents are preparing for wildfire.

 

Please consider taking 15-20 minutes to participate in this survey to inform us about how residents and communities are preparing for wildfire. This will help inform our county and our partners on what communities are doing to prepare for wildfire and how best we can tailor programs to best serve local residents.

You can access the voluntary survey here: ucce-plumas-sierra.ucanr.edu
UC Cooperative Extension Wildfire Preparedness Survey

 

In addition, we are hosting a free home hardening webinar with Dr. Stephen Quarles UC Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus & retired senior scientist for insurance Institute for
Business and Safety, on June 30th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

For details register here: http://ucanr.edu/wildfire_prep


Did you feel that earthquake? The MyShakeApp

If you don’t have the app, find out more here:

https://earthquake.ca.gov/mobile-application/

 

How Can Just a Few Seconds Help
 - Public Warning – Alert individuals to take protective actions such as Drop, Cover, and Hold On.
 - First Responder Mobilization – Open fire station doors for rapid deployment of emergency response equipment and personnel.
 - Health Care – Notify medical providers to stabilize and/or stop delicate procedures and maintain critical medical facility operations.
 - Utility Infrastructure – Safeguard energy sector grid and other utilities infrastructure for strong shaking with warning alarms and automatic controls to prevent combustions, flooding, and loss of water distribution systems.
 - Mass Transit Systems – Prevent fatal collisions or derailments by automatically slowing and/or stopping trains, clearing bridges, and diverting inbound airport traffic.
 - Workplace Safety – Employees take protective actions, initiate elevator recall procedures to ground floor, place sensitive equipment in safe mode, secure hazardous materials, and halt production lines to reduce damage.

FACT SHEET [PDF]

https://earthquake.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2019/10/EEW-FactSheet.pdf


 

Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center is offering a series of self-defense classes for all adults in our community called Personal Defense Training (PDT). 
FIRST-TIME ADULT PDT is entirely FREE* and open to the general public.  PDT is designed to make students and the public more aware, prepared, and ready for any hostile situation anywhere.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: [LINK]


Farmers Markets -local

CHICO

 

Morning Farmers Market, Wednesday | year-round 2020
Chico Wednesday morning farmers market! year-round
Come see what's fresh EVERY Wednesday 7:30am-1pm in the North Valley Plaza Parking lot on Pillsbury Road.

https://chicofarmersmarket.com

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/ChicoCertifiedFarmersMarket/

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Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | year-round 2020
Come see what's fresh EVERY Saturday 7:30am-1pm – rain or shine. Wall & East 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico Municipal Parking Lot

https://chicofarmersmarket.com

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/ChicoCertifiedFarmersMarket/

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Downtown Thursday Night Market | TBA - Sept 24 2020

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market weekly  6:00-9:00pm on Broadway from 2nd to 5th Streets and enjoy special events in the Downtown Plaza.

WEBSITE:
https://www.downtownchico.com/event-thursday-night-market_16.htm

 

PARADISE

 

Morning Farmers Market, Tuesday | June 2 - Oct 2020
Paradise Tuesday morning Farmers Market in the Alliance Church parking lot at 6491 Clark Rd.
We will be here every Tuesday 7:30am-12pm. Come see what's fresh!

https://chicofarmersmarket.com

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/ChicoCertifiedFarmersMarket/

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OROVILLE

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Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | 2021
New Location: Dove's Landing 2600 Oro Dam Blvd.
7:30am-12:00pm

https://chicofarmersmarket.com

 

GRIDLEY

 

Gridley Farmers Market, Tuesday | CANCELLED

Daddo Park- Virgina & Hazel Streets, downtown Gridley. 5:30pm-8:00pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GridleyFarmers/

https://gridleyareachamber.org/gridley-farmers-market/

 

CORNING

 

Corning Farmers Market, Thursday | TBA
Northside Park on West & Tehama Streets. 5:00pm-7:30pm. Northside Park, Corning
For more info about becoming a vendor,

 

ARBUCKLE

 

Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market, Wednesday | June 16 - August 26 UPDATED
In downtown Arbuckle. La Vanche Hursch Park, 308 Fifth Street, in Arbuckle
The Market is held Wednesday evenings from 4:00pm-7:00pm and is hosted by the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee. The Market features locally grown fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, olive oil, meat and crafts. It also features a weekly bbq dinner. For more information on this Market, please contact: mary@wiseacrefarm.org, or visit  https://www.facebook.com/ArbuckleRevitalization

Vendors will be more spread out this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but market goers are not required to wear masks or gloves to attend. Hand sanitizer will be readily available, and gloves will be provided for those handing food items. 

Market goers are also encouraged to bring their own bags.

 

COLUSA

 

Colusa Certified Farmers Market, Thursday | June 4 - Sept 2020
Veterans Memorial Park- Located on 10th and Market Streets. The Market is held on Thursday evenings from 4:00-7:00pm and is hosted by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce. The Market features fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, crafts and fresh mushrooms from Colusa’s own Premier Mushrooms. For more information on this Market, please contact: diazdrive@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/colusacertifiedfarmersmarket1/

 

RED BLUFF

 

Red Bluff Saturday Certified Farmers' Market | year-round 2020

8:00am-12:00pm, Home Depot, 100 Main Street.

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Red Bluff Certified Farmers' Market, Wednesday | June 3 - August 26 2020

5:00pm- 8:00pm  633 Washington Street and Pine Streets, downtown

Kids Activities 5:30-7:30PM every Wednesday

Contact: 100 Main St/PO Box 850, Red Bluff, CA 96080 | P 530 527-6220 | F 530 527-2908

info@redbluffchamber.com

Want to be a vendor? Obtain a vendor application online at www.redbluffchamber.com

 

WILLOWS

Willows Community Market | TBA

8am- 11am Saturdays 811 N. Humboldt St, Tractor Supply Parking Lot

Contact: Willows Chamber of Commerce if interested in being a vendor (530) 934-8150

https://www.willowschamber.com

 

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Burn Permits Required starting May 1

starting Friday, May 1 to burn dooryard debris, according to the Butte County Air Quality Management District and Cal Fire-Butte County.

 

Unincorporated parts of Butte County and the cities of Gridley and Biggs
Cal Fire-Butte County is asking residents to apply for a permit online rather than visiting Cal Fire offices as in previous years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The permits can be accessed at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  Burn permits are free. Call 538-7888 if you have questions.

WATCH THE VIDEO - Landscape Debris Burining
https://youtu.be/n0XWETesuS4

 

 

The town of Paradise has allowed burning through May 31 with a valid burn permit and on permissive burn days. Permits can be accessed on the town of Paradise’s website or by contacting the fire department at 872-6264. They cost $25. BURN PERMITS ENDS MAY 31
https://www.townofparadise.com/index.php/our-government/departments/fire/burn-information-and-permits

 

Residential burning may only be conducted on a permissive burn day. Call 530 332-9407 or toll free at 1-855-332-9407 for information on the burn day status. 
Burn day status is also posted on the Butte County Air Quality Management District’s website, http://www.bcaqmd.org


Scholarships for Tehama County residents

Have you been dreaming of going to college or furthering your education? Need help with finances or schoolbooks?

 

If you are over age 17 and live in Tehama County, you could be eligible for a scholarship.

Apply for a Community Crafters of tehama Scholarship, sponsored by Tehama Together.

Now through June 15, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

https://communitycraftersoftehama.org

 


Butte County Food Assistance

the following locations are offering food supplies to individuals and families in need. One-tim euse per event. Identification and proof of your situation may be required at or prior to event. Food resources are limited and events are subject to change. Please contact organizer to check status.

Check out FoodFinder.us  or use the APP to find food resources near you.

 

Monday-Thursday

Oroville Salvation Army- 1640 Washington Avenue, Oroville | 9am-noon, 1pm-3pm

 

Tuesday

Chico Rescue Mission-2612 Esplaande, Chico | 10am-11am

Chico Salvation Army- 567 East 16th Street, Chico | 1pm-3pm

North State Food Bank- Guardian Building, 200 E. Spruce Street, Gridley | 10:30am-=11:30am

North State Food Bank- Bigg Methodist Church, 441 C. Street, Biggs | 9am-11am, 6pm-7pm

 

Wednesday

Chico Salvation Army- 567 East 16th Street, Chico | 1pm-3pm

Grace Lutheran Church- 150 Ford avenue, Gridley | 9am-noon

North State Food Bank- Rhema Word of Faith, 574 E. 12th Street, Chico | 10am-11:30am

North State Food Bank- Mt. Joy Bible Fellowship, 15522 Nople, Forest Ranch | 11am-noon

North State Food Bank- Community Hall, 11 maple Creek Ranch Road, Cohasset | 11am-1pm

 

Thursday

Christian Life Assembly of God- 1526 Humble Avenue, gridley | 10am-noon

 

CalFresh Application Assistance

Help us help you with your CalFresh application 530 636-0649 | calfreshhelp530@gmail.com

Partially funded by USDA SNAP and equal opportunity provider and employer, and the California Department of Social Services.


CA WIC Free Food

WIC provides healthy food and support services to families. If you are pregnant or a caretaker of a child under the age of five and your income has been affected by recent events, you may qualify for WIC. Applying is easy and you will receive your food benefits within a few days.

Apply online http://www.buttecounty.net/ph/programs/WIC  or call (530) 552-4025.

 

WIC does not affect immigration status for anyone who is currently in the U.S.


Orland Food Pantry | reopens April 6

Orland Food Pantry- 19 Colusa Street, Orland | Monday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 3pm-5pm | Provide emergency food for the communities of Orland, Hamilton City, Capay, Artois, Ord Bend
reopends April 6.


Shasta/Tehama Covid19 Food Response

Delivery of non-perishable food is available for seniors, people with disabilities, and those who are medically vulnerable in shasta and Tehama Counites.

 

Residents of Shasta or Tehama county whoe are seniors (age 60+), people with disabilities, or are medically vulnerable.

Food items are non-specific, non-perishable, dry goods. No substitutons available. Pet food is offerend upon request.

Deliveries are schedules for Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm.

Fill out the form  or call 2-1-1.

View Form


Yuba-Sutter Food Bank USDA

Yuba-Sutter Food Bank USDA
https://www.facebook.com/YubaSutterCares/
See Facebook Page for dates, times [LINK] | 530-673-3834 |USDA Food Distribution boxes, delivered to 65+, Emergency food box drive thru

 

Yuba City Food Bank- 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City | Monthly scheduled USDA distribution. We are conducting a DRIVE-THRU distribution. Stay in your vehicles, and please use distancing protocols.

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Marysville Food Bank- 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City | monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 9am-10am

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Wheatland Food Bank- 111 C Street, City of Wheatland | monthly, 2nd Monday, 9am-10am

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Brownsville Food Bank- AFA 8408 LaPorte Road, Brownsville | monthly, 2nd Saturday, 11am-1pm

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Foothills Food Bank- 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City | monthly, Friday, 9am-10am

 


Yuba Sutter Food Banks

Agape Food Closet- 10615 Live oak Blvd., Live Oak | Sunday 11am |530-300-4497
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Christian Assistance Netowrk (CAN)- 232 teegarden Avenue, Yuba City | Monday-Thursday 1pm-3pm | 530-671-5154

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Crossroads Community Church- 445 B Street, Yuba City | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 2pm-3pm | 530-751-9168

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Foothill Food Pantry- 10775 Texas Hill Road, Dobbins | Thursday, 12pm-1:30pm | na

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Hillside Community Church- 16920 Aero Way, Brownsville | Sunday, 1:15pm-2:30pm | 530-675-9576

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Hope for the Heart Relief Center, Church of Glad Tidings- 4444 Live Oak Blvd., Yuba City | Wednesday & Friday, 10am-2pm | 530-671-3160, x245

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Loma Rica Community Center- 111234 Loma Rica Road, Loma Rica | Call for appointment | 530-645-8629

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church- 345 Oak Street, Colusa | Saturday, 9am-11am | 530-458-4170

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Riverbottoms Ministry- 2nd Street near Whiteaker Hall, Yuba City | Wednesday & Friday, 11am | lunch

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Riverbottoms Ministry- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City | Thursday, 6pm | take out dinner

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The Salvation Army- 401 Del Notre Avenue, Yuba City | Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-11am | 530-216-4530 x4539

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The Salvation Army- Life building Center, 131 Fir Street, Marysville | Everyday, 10am-11am | 530-749-6811 | hot meal & bagged meal

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The Salvation Army- 68 2nd Street, Yuba City | Everyday, 12pm-1pm | 530-216-4530 | hot meal & bagged meal

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church- 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City | Monday-Friday, 1:15pm-3:15pm | 530-673-7353

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St. Joseph Catholic Church- 8th & B Streets, Marysville | Wednesday & Friday, 10am-12pm | 530-742-6461

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St Vincent de Paul- 222 Clark Avenue, Yuba City | Monday thru Thurday, 9:15am-11:15am | 530-671-5154 | call for appointment

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Twin cities Rescue Mission- 940 11th Street, Marysville | Monday-Sunday, 8am & 7:30pm | 530-743-8777 | Breakfast & Dinner

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Yuba City Food Bank- 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City | See Facebook Page for dates, times [LINK] | 530-673-3834 |USDA Food Distribution boxes, delivered to 65+, Emergency food box drive thru

 


Salvation Army Sinclair Cares -food drive

About the Campaign
In these uncertain times, we can stand together while physically apart.
Thank you for donating to The Salvation Army – Sinclair Cares – Your Neighbor Needs You relief fund. Your support goes directly back into your local community, helping The Salvation Army deliver food, shelter, and hope.
Sinclair Broadcast Group will match the first $100,000 in donations.

https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/campaign/sinclair-cares-covid-19/c277719


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org


Coronavirus Information

Get the latest information from trusted sources:

Centers for Disease Control | Butte County Public Health | Law Enforcement | State & City Governments | School Districts | Local Newspaper & TV Media | Chambers of Commerce

 


Butte County Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

 

530-552-4000 | phinfo@buttecounty.net 

WEBSITE  https://www.buttecounty.net/publichealth

FACEBOOK  https://www.facebook.com/buttecountypublichealth

TWITTER  https://twitter.com/BC_PubHealth

 


Virtual Reality- Orland | Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30

Where: Orland Library Meeting Room

 

Come in and try out Vive virtual reality. They have many different programs to choose from. All ages welcome. 17 and under do need parents permission. Limit 20 minutes per person per day. You can call ahead of time and reserve a time slot at (530) 865-1640.


Butte County Sheriff Search & Rescue

Butte County Search & Rescue - to provide a professional, large scale response to missing person's cases, with the ultimate goal of finding the missing person(s) alive.

 

If you would like to become a part of our team - we are always recruiting for new members. Our next General meeting is May 14th, please plan on attending, and see if becoming a member of our team is a good fit for you.

Butte County Search & Rescue are funded entirely by donations. These funds will help us "keep the lights on", and insures that we will be there the next time our community needs us.

FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/BCSAR
WEBSITE | https://www.buttesar.org
YOU TUBE | https://www.youtube.com/user/buttesar

 

DONATE TO BUTTE COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE

https://www.buttesar.org/donate/


Butte County Fire Safe Council

The Butte County Fire Safe Council will help you reduce the fuel on your property and make your homestead more defensible thru licensed contractors at NO COST to you. 

 

Contact BCFSC at (530)762-9717 or jimh@buttefiresafe.net 

Get your landowner agreement now! 


Camp Fire Resources

 

Resource you need all in one location. updated daily. [LINK]


Gridley Animal Control TNR Program

Learn TNR and get the feral cat problem in your neighborhood under control.

 

Sponsor a feral cat today by donating $55! Contributions can be mailed to: Gridley Animal Control, 685 Kentucky St. Gridley.

 

 


2-1-1 Butte County Helpline

CALL: dial 211 to speak with a community resource specialist and get connected to FREE and low-cost services. Confidential, Free, Multilingual

TEXT your zip code to 898211

Website: http://www.Butte211.org

 

Basic Needs, Children Parenting Family services, Health Insurance, health & Dental Care, Transporation, Employment & Job Training programs, Alcohol & Drug treament, Nutrition programs, Utilities Payment assistance, Counseling & Support services, Recreational activities, Veteran services

 

SPONSORED BY: BCAG | First 5 Bute county | California Health Collaborative | Fran Watters & Mary Anne Houx Children's Fund | NVCF


No-Cost Chipper Service

For Fire Hazard Reduction:

 

1. Call the BCFSC at (530) 877-0984 

2. The Chipper Program operates from the end of the fire season, typically in November, through May 15 

3. How to stack rows for the Chipper Program: 

    - Stack cut brush and limbs in a row within five feet of the road or driveway edge.  Stack with the ends facing toward the road or driveway. 

    - Rows should be stacked no more than four feet high.

    - Keep mud, rocks, roots, and rootballs out of the rows.

    - Keep poison oak out of the rows. 

    - Locate the rows so the truck and chipper can easily access them; no off-road locations allowed.

4. Please note that the chipper material will not be hauled away. 

5. The Chipper Program does not provide chipping for orchard material or timber harvest material. 

6. Limds end up to eight inches diameter and not more then 10 feet in length may be chipped.  

 

https://www.buttefiresafe.net/

 


Terra Fuego Fuel Crew Low-Cost Assistance

Burned area restoration work. Terra Fuego Fuels Crew. Low-cost assistance for lands affected by the Camp fire:

- Brush cutting and chainsaw work for fire victims,

- Improvement of burned or partially burned areas,

- Reduction of standing dead material,

- Limitations of felling to < 10" diamenter trees,

- Some restrictions apply.

 

Cost $250. / Day fora 6-Person Fuels Crew.

for more informatuion  info@terrafuego.org  |  530 899-8399

 

Terra Fuego is a nonprofit 501c(3), have supported frie prevention and training in California since 2011. Providing nationally recognized training for underemployed residents in Butte County and manage landscape prescribed fire and forest improvement projects. http://www.terrafuego.org  or Instagram @terra_fuego


Animal Emergencies & Preparedness

In the event of a disaster or emergency, Butte County Animal Control, Butte County Public Health Department and the North Valley Animal Disaster Group have established an animal disaster plan. Evacuation services and animal sheltering may be available for families who are unable to return to their homes or are temporarily unable to provide for their animals in the midst of a disaster.

Animal Disaster Preparedness Brochure [PDF]
https://www.buttecounty.net/Portals/21/Animals/Resources/AnimalDisasterBrochure.pdf

Checklist for Your Pets:
• Sturdy leash, collar with ID tag and carriers
• Muzzles for dogs
• Grooming supplies
• Paper towels and wipes
• Food, water and medicine for 1 week
• Non-spill bows, can opener and plastic lid
• Sanitation supplies including litter and box if applicable
• Photos of your pet for reunification
• Crate with bedding
• Emergency contact phone numbers, including vet
• License and vaccination records
• Pet first aid kit and handbook
• Water spray bottle in warmer climates
• Other; portable fencing, treats

 

WEBSITE:
https://www.buttecounty.net/ph/Animals/Emergencies-Preparedness.aspx

 

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1023687877714534/


Guitar Classes - Druham Rec

Registration Now Open

1 - ON - 1 lessons 

30 minute classes

$25

 

Spots Open for Saturdays 9am - 1pm

 

call DRPD (Druham Recreation & Park District)  for more info

530-345-1921


Habitat For Humanity

We have been challenged this year like no other and we are grateful for all of you who helped Habitat build affordable housing for our communities. Our long-term planning has begun and we are collaborating with others in our county to be sure that affordable housing remains a top priority.
Your help in the past has made a significant difference to so many people.

DONATE

https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=96e531


Butte Strong Fund- supporting Camp Fire Relief Effort

Three major philanthropic initiatives supporting the Camp Fire relief effort have joined forces to create the Butte Strong Fund — a partnership that will work to provide a roadmap for recovery. Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants in these areas: Housing | Children & Youth Services | Health and Wellness | Education | Community Development | Business Recovery
Visit  http://www.buttestrongfund.org

 

The Butte Strong Fund is a partnership of the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF), Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund. Representatives from each organization will work together throughout the long-term process to identify and fund local recovery organizations.

Thousands of people donated roughly $25 million for Camp Fire relief to the NVCF.

 

APPLY FOR FUNDING (Organizations only)
http://buttestrongfund.org/apply-for-funding/


Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Butte Strong Fund, 240 Main St., Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928 or by visiting  http://www.nvcf.org  and clicking Donate.The North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) uses just 1 percent of donations to put a small dent in the cost of processing, documenting, vetting grant applications and, most important, distributing funds to the people who need it.


E Center Provides Services For Families -Head Start

In response to the tragic events surrounding the recent camp fires in Paradise and surrounding areas, E-Center would like to raise awareness for all families of our various free of charge services.  E-Center’s Head Start programs offer no-cost early childhood development services to income eligible families with infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Our program focuses on preparing your children for kindergarten, while providing comprehensive services including nutritious meals, health screenings and services for the family. In addition, 10% of Head Start slots are allocated to children with special needs. E-Center offers home base, full day, extended day and part-day options in Yuba, Sutter, and Butte Counties. Call 530-741-2995 to schedule your appointment or visit  http://www.ecenter.org  for more information. 

 

E Center is a private non-profit agency that builds healthy communities through education, employment and environmental awareness. We are an agency that envisions strong, healthy communities that are inclusive of all.
E Center- 1506 Starr Drive, Yuba City, CA 95993 | Phone: 530-634-1200, Fax: 530-671-1042 | ecenter@ecenter.org

Head Start Programs Office- 840 Cooper Avenue, Yuba City, CA  95993 | 530-741-2995, Fax: 530-822-9584
Toll Free: 1-866-417-4255


E-Centers Early Childhood Development Services

For income eligible families with infants, toddlers, and pre-School age children.

Focus on preparing children for Kindergarten, while providing comprehensive services including: nutritious meals, health screening, and services for the family. 10% of Head Start slots are allocated to children with special needs. E-Center offers home-base, full-day, extended-day and part-day options in butte and Yuba Counties.

Call 530 741-2995 to schedule an appointment or visit online http://ECENTER.org


Applications Being Accepted for Low-Inclome Senior Housing -Chico

If you are a Senior Citizen needing affordable housing, applications for admission to the wait list are being accepted at JARVIS GARDENS, 2001 NOTRE DAME BLVD CHICO, CA.  JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS is a 49 unit apartment complex for seniors - whose head of household/co-head or spouse is 62 years of age or older.  For more information call the facility at (530) 345-1384 TTY/TTD: - 711
JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS ADHERES TO ALL FAIR HOUSING LAWS.


Carr Fire Information


Butte Humane Society: Pet Food & Supply Pantry for Camp Fire Victims

Pet Food & Supply Pantry open everyday! 9 am to 5 pm at 1356 Longfellow Ave Chico

Supplies Avaliable:

Dry cat food, Wet cat food, Cat litter, Cat litter boxes, Cat treats, Cardboard cat carriers, Dog kennels/crates of all sizes, Leashes, Harnesses and collars, Dog and cat beds, Dog jacket/sweaters, Food and water bowls, Cat and dog toys, Wire dog pens

For more information go to: www.facebook.com/buttehumanesociety

 


Butte College Auto Tech Scholarships

The Silver Dollar Speedway (SDS) is continuing its efforts to offer scholarships to Auto technology students at Butte College.

SDS will be accepting donations during the 2018 race season, and the funds will be distributed to the Butte College Foundation (BCF) to assist students in the Auto Technology Program.

Donations are tax deductable and the Butte College Foundation will provide a receipt (if requested) for donations of $50 or more. Each $ 500 prvided to the BCF will create a scholarship for and Auto Tech student.

During SDS events, there will be a cash can at the t-shirt booth. During the off-season, you can mail your contributions to:
Silver Dollar Speedway, attn: SDS Scholarships, 2334 Fair Street, Chico, CA  95928

To learn more about the scholarships, contact Butte College Foundation | foundation@butte.edu | 530 895-2359


Safe Boating Course Card

Safety is the number one priority for you and your crew while you're out on the water, and getting a head start before your trip is now easier than ever. to complete a state approved, NASBLA! certified, boating safety course.


If you have not completed a safe boating course yet it's not too late! You can either complete an in-person or online course from your state of residence (see links below), or you have the option to complete a classroom course from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary or United States Power Squadron.

 

CALIFORNIA
California Department of Boating and Waterways
https://www.dbw.ca.gov
The California course cannot be taken online. (See the CDBW site for details.)
boat-ed.com
https://boat-ed.com

 

Check out these other fun sites for more water safety tips:

Find out more about WEAR IT!
https://www.safeboatingcampaign.com
National Water Safety Congress
https://www.watersafetycongress.org
The United States Coast Guard - boating safety page
https://www.uscgboating.org


See Something, Say Something

Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends.  We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station.  It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something.  By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.
"If You See Something, Say Something®" engages the public in protecting our homeland through awareness-building, partnerships, and other outreach.

 

https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something

Reporting Suspicious Activity
To report suspicious activity please contact your local law enforcement. Describe specifically what you observed, including:
 - Who or what you saw;
 - When you saw it;
 - Where it occurred; and
 - Why it's suspicious.
If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.

 


Women's Resource Clinic

http://www.womensresourceclinic.org

http://www.facebook.com/pg/Womens-Resource-Clinic-134223569935367

 

We are a faith-based pro-life crisis pregnancy clinic in Chico.

We serve pregnant women in our community no matter what their choice is. We offer tools and resources for women to feel empowered to become mothers.

 

115 W 2nd Ave., Chico, California. Call (530) 897-6100

 

Mobile Medical Clinic Hours- Friday 10am-4pm
2255 Pillsbury Rd. Chico, CA (Butte Bible Fellowship Parking lot)

 


Strawless Challenge

Did you know that by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than there is fish? That is why the sustainability management association along with local businesses such as hula’s Chinese Barbecue, Kleen Kanteen, Recology Butte Colusa and many more are teaming up to start the Strawless Challenge. The Strawless Challenge is an effort to reduce single-use plastic by having restaurants offer straws by demand or other alternatives such as paper or reusable straws.

Join the movement today at https://www.strawlesschallenge.com or join us on instagram and together we can be the change.
 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StrawlessChallenge/


Rattlesnake Alert

San Francisco, CA – California Poison Control System (CPCS) (http://www.calpoison.org) reminds Californians that with warm weather, rattlesnakes are more likely to be found on hiking trails and sunning in rural areas. Even baby rattlesnakes possess dangerous venom as soon as they hatch.

 

A rattlesnake bite can produce painful swelling, bruising, tissue destruction, bleeding problems and, in rare cases, can be fatal. Most bites occur between the months of April and October. Click here to hear the sound a rattlesnake makes.

 

Some rattlesnake bite prevention tips include:

  • Wear boots and long pants when hiking.
  • Stay on trails when hiking, away from underbrush and tall weeds.
  • Do not touch or disturb a snake, even if it appears dead.
  • Carefully inspect logs or rocks before sitting on them.
  • Never hike alone in remote areas. Always have someone with you who can assist in an emergency.
  • Teach children to respect snakes and to leave them alone!

Become a CASA Volunteer!

NVCSS CASA will be holding two CASA training sessions in early 2018.
Training in Shasta County [Redding] begins on Wednesday, January 10 and will be held in the CASA Center at NVCSS at 2400 Washington Avenue.
Butte County training [Chico] begins on Thursday, February 1 and will take place at
our office in Chico.


CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. CASA volunteers are definitely superheroes for the work they do for these children!

Download the volunteer application by visiting the NVCSS website: http://www.nvcss.org/casa
Application deadline for Shasta’s training is January 4; Butte’s deadline is January 27.
For more program information: http://www.nvcss.org/CASA
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/nvcssCASA


Butte County Library programs -Chico Durham Paradise Oroville Biggs Gridley

UPCOMING EVENTS: Childrens Monthly Calendar, Young Adult Calendar,  Adult Calendar

Visit the Public Library in your area for a lis tof available classes and programs.

 

Chico: https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/ChicoLibrary.aspx

 

Biggs: https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/BiggsLibrary.aspx

 

Durham: https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/DurhamLibrary.aspx

 

Gridley: https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/GridleyLibrary.aspx

 

Oroville: https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/OrovilleLibrary.aspx

 

Paradise: https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/ParadiseLibrary.aspx


Northern California Residents Disaster Assistance

Residents of Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Yuba who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so.
The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 10, 2017 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in a total of six northern California counties: Butte, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba.
Survivors who primarily reside in one of the six designated counties can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7am to 10pm seven days a week.
Applicants will be asked for the following information:
•    Social Security number
•    Address of the damaged primary residence
•    Description of the damage
•    Information about insurance coverage
•    A current contact telephone number
•    An address where they can receive mail
•    Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for:
•    Temporary housing
•    Essential home repairs
•    Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
•    Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.


Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.


FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if a survivor has registered with another disaster-relief organization, such as the American Red Cross.
Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.
For more information on California recovery, visit the disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4344 ,   Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/femaregion9 and the CalOES website, https://www.caloes.ca.gov/


ASSE Exchange Student host families needed

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.
 

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to  http://www.host.asse.com  to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!

 

Founded by the Swedish National Department of Education, ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State.
 


CodeRED Notification System

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System now allows residents and businesses to log into their CodeRED Accounts from Google, Facebook and Twitter. Please visit www.buttecoounty.net/massnotification  to create a managed account & take advantage of the additional options the CodeRED system offers.
Residents and Businesses can also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert App which will allow you to receive emergency notifications anywhaere CodeRED is used.

 

Visit www.buttecounty.net/massnotification for information on the CodeRED Mobile Alert App and how to log into the system from social media accounts.

https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/BFA19C579EA5


Jarvis Gardens accepting admission for low-income senior housing

If you are a Senior Citizen needing affordable housing, applications for admission to the wait list are being accepted at JARVIS GARDENS, 2001 NOTRE DAME BLVD CHICO, CA.  JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS is a 49 unit apartment complex for seniors - whose head of household/co-head or spouse is 62 years of age or older.  For more information call the facility at (530) 345-1384
TTY/TTD: - 711


Handi-Riders therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs

If you or someone you know could benefit fromTherapeutic Horsemanship and are intersted in attending a class, call for more information. You do not need prior experience.

 

Handi-Riders is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) member and Premier Accredited Operating Center. Our program is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an accepted form of therapeutic activity for the physically, developmentally and emotionally challenged. We are proud to have served Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties for the past 30 years.

Handi-Riders, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in Butte County in 1981 by a dedicated group from the equestrian community and Butte County Schools Special Education Department. These individuals worked together to provide a unique form of therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs: Therapeutic Horseback Riding.
info@handi-riders.org | 530-315-0654 or 530-533-5333 | PO Box 1885, Chico, CA 95927

https://www.handi-riders.org
https://www.facebook.com/pg/HandiRidersofNorthernCalifornia/


Donate Scrap Metal Materials, Tooling to benefit North State High Schools

Donate unsued scrap metal material or tooling that could be donated for use in our North State H.S. and Community Colleges.
North State Manufacturer’s Directory (Grow Manufacturing) https://manufacturer-directory.com
Contact JJ  jj@growmanufacturing.com | 530 892-9600  x211


Temporary Restraining Order Clinic -Oroville | Daily

Daily by appointment.

1931 Arline Rhine Memorial Drive.

Call: 530-532-6427.

Free. For victims of domestic violence.

Sponsor, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services.

1-800-895-8476.


Summer Meals CHAMPS

Free summer meals for teens & kids!

 

Breakfast and lunch available to teens and kids 18 years old and younger

 

Call 530-532-5668 or 211 for locations or the Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry

 

Text 'Hungry' or 'Comida' to 877-877

 

Provided by CHAMPS


Wings of Eagles is accepting applications for Financial Assistance |

"Wings of Eagles" is accepting applications NOW! Please log onto www.wingsofeagles.org and fill out our Application for Financial Assistance. Accepting online applications only!

"Wings of Eagles," The Joseph Alvarez Organization for seriously ill children, has a goal of providing emotional and financial assistance to all families in the counties of: Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Sutter and Colusa who have children with a pediatric cancer or a life-threatening illness diagnosis.

Application [LINK]
https://www.wingsofeagles.org/local-programs/application-for-financial-assistance.html

 

FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/WingsofEagles.Joseph

WEBSITE
https://www.wingsofeagles.org


Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Pests and Diseases

Our forests are threatened by nonnative insects and diseases that can kill large number of trees. Goldspotted oak borer, Sudden Oak Death, pitch canker, Emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle can be transported long distanced in firewood. Once transported into new areas, these insects and diseases can become established and kill local trees. 

 

How Can You Help:

  • Leave firewood at home - do not transport it to campgrounds or parks
  • Use firewood from local sources
  • Burn all firewood before leaving your campiste if leaving the local area

 

 

BUY IT WHERE YOU BURN IT

 

dontmovefirewood.org

 


Quit Tobacco Information Series -Chico | Thursdays

date: every Thursday in Feburary (Feb 1, 8, 15, 22)
time: 5:30pm
location: Murphy Commons Apartments- 1290 Notre Dame Blvd

Do you want to quit smoking but are not sure where to start? Butte County Public Health is offering a free "Quit Smoking Information Series." Each session will cover a different topic about quitting tobacco.
Health Educators will be available to answer questions and provide community respources. Keep your New Year's Resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Session are held every Thursday in February at 5:30pm (across from Marsh Junior high). Snacks and Quit Kits provided.
Contact Melissa Anderson at 530 538-6448 or mjanderson@buttecounty.net

FACEBOOK PAGE
http://www.facebook.com/pg/buttecountypublichealth

Feb 1 - Intro to Quitting
Feb 8 - Creating a Plan
Feb 15 - Taking Control
Feb 22 - Staying in Control


Free Graphic Design, Tuesdays

Butte County Library Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926

 

Tuesdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm, ask for Max

 

http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/

 

logo design, posters, cards, social media images, fliers, labels, business cards, digitizing images

 

Sign up or drop in http://tiny.cc/freedesign

 

(530)-891-2726

 

chicobclibrary@buttecounty.net

 

 


Vessel turn-in program BCSO

Do you have an old, rotten, unusable boat? Through a grant awarded by the California Divison of Baoting & Waterways, the Butte County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is providing a free vessel turn-in program at Crown Metals, located at 4801 Feather River BLVD, Oroville.

 

Vessels constructed of aluminum, fiberglass, and wood are accepted, with or without trailers. Vessels must be void of all fuel and oil. Please remove trash and unrelated rubbish prior to turning in your vessel. All previously registered vessels with hull ID number must be accompanied with a title showing ownership.

 

Qualifying vessels will be accepted on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am until noon.

 

Questions? Call (530)533-7718 or visit http://buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner/marine