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Deputies: Dog shot by arrow dies in Magalia Friday morning

MAGALIA, Calif. - A dog died after it was shot by an arrow in Magalia Friday morning, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says it is still gathering information. It is unknown if anyone is in custody at this time. This is a developing...
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Lake Oroville Community Update - May 27, 2022

With Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer – upon us, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) invites the public to take advantage of the many recreation opportunities at the State Water Project’s Oroville Thermalito Complex. Lake Oroville: The Spillway, Loafer Point, Bidwell Canyon, and Lime...
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Local man dies in California crash after hitting trees, being ejected from Lexus

A Klamath Falls man died after being ejected from his car after the driver’s side of his vehicle careened into several trees in Palermo, California, just before midnight Wednesday. The fatal crash occurred at approximately 11:55 p.m. May 25, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP has not yet...

CAL FIRE stops spread of Flat Fire in Oroville

OROVILLE, Calif. - CAL FIRE Butte County says it stopped the forward progress on a fire that started around 9:10 Friday morning in Oroville. The Flat Fire, which started off of Thompson Flat Cemetery Road in Oroville, was held to a quarter acre as firefighters were successful in gaining control over the fire.

Hazmat team cleans up diesel tank spill in Richvale

RICHVALE, Calif. - The hazmat team for Butte County CAL FIRE responded to Richvale Friday morning for a diesel tank spill. Crews responded to the scene around 4:30 a.m. and contained the small vegetation fire. Fire crews say the spill was threatening a waterway around 7 a.m. Crews offloaded the...

Oregon man ejected from vehicle in Palermo crash, dies at scene

PALERMO, Calif. - A man died in a late-night crash in Palermo on Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. A 27-year-old man from Klamath Falls, Oregon, was driving a Lexus east of Palermo Road, east of Wyman Avenue. The CHP said the man made an unsafe turn just...

There’s a Housing Boom in a California Town that Burned Down 4 Years Ago

Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard's podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. In 2018, the Camp Fire swept through California. It was the deadliest in the state’s history, destroying more than 18,000 buildings and killing 85 people. The town of Paradise all but burned to the ground at the time. Four years later, Paradise is in the midst of a housing boom. New homes are everywhere as people, some of them who lost their homes in the Camp Fire, return to the region.

Motorcycle crash awakens neighbors on East Avenue Friday morning

CHICO, Calif. - Neighbors in Chico were awakened early Friday morning by a motorcycle crash right outside their home. Police said the driver was speeding and was driving on a suspended license. The crash happened around 1:45 a.m. at East Avenue and El Paso Way. The driver was taken to...

Firefighters contain fire in west of Oroville

THERMALITO, Calif. - Firefighters contained a fire that broke out north of the Oroville Airport, according to CAL FIRE Butte County. Just after 9 a.m. on Thursday, CAL FIRE said the forward progress was stopped as the flames were knocked down in less than 20 minutes of crews arriving. Firefighters...

Chico Police Target Team shares new illegal camp enforcement details

CHICO, Calif. - City workers have been clearing out several homeless camps between downtown Chico and Lower Bidwell Park this week. If a homeless person either refuses to move or moves back into an area they were told to move out of after the 17 days of noticing, then the police can arrest them.

Paradise Symphony Orchestra to perform season finale Sunday

PARADISE, Calif. - On Sunday, the Paradise Symphony Orchestra will perform its season finale at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Two talented young violinists will be featured. They are the winners in their age divisions, of the Arlene Harms Young Artist competition. 16-year-old James Johnston of Anderson has selected Introduction...

Tribe begins construction on new casino near Chico

DURHAM, Calif. - Construction is underway at the site of a new casino in Butte County. The Mechoopda tribe is building a new casino near the interchange of Highway 99 and 149. The location is near the town of Durham about eight miles south of Chico. The new casino will...

Fire Returned: What it’s like being part of a prescribed burn

On a quiet morning in April, a group of strangers stand in a circle and introduce themselves beneath a canopy of pine, cedar and oak trees in Forest Ranch. It’s a little past 7:30 a.m., when the property owner begins to give the day’s rundown. At the end he asks everyone to keep safety in mind, watch their footing and thanks them for coming out.

Chico weekly real estate update

Compiled major statistics for the Chico, CA metro area real estate market for the four weeks ended May 22, 2022. Originally published on, part of the TownNews Content Exchange.

Chico Women’s Club sign found Thursday

CHICO, Calif. - The Women’s Club sign that has been missing since early April was found on Thursday, according to Chico Women’s Club officials. Chico Women’s Club officials told Action News Now that the sign was found lying in the grass. The sign was created by local...