Skyway

16 Dec 18
Fit, Strong & Running

December 2018. We’re almost at the end of the year and I still haven’t finished this post. It’s taken me 7 months to write about my first 100km attempt. Perhaps because life got in the way and everything got busy, or perhaps because I was disappointed that I couldn’t write about how amazing it felt […]

16 Dec 18
Chico Enterprise-Record
PARADISE — All evacuation orders for the town of Paradise were lifted at 9 a.m. Saturday. Residents returned home for the first time since the Camp Fire to look for any items that might be salvageable. Not much was left but many of the power poles had been replaced and street lights were working. Returning to retirement home Wendy Cromwell had only been living in Paradise for 15 months. She bought the lot and home on Wagstaff Road near Fuhrmann Drive for her retirement. She had been remodeling her house for a few weeks before the fire started. The floors were recently replaced along with some of the appliances. “We had just put in a new washer, dryer and dishwasher two days before the fire,” Cromwell said. Cromwell was joined by her daughter Katie Cromwell, son-in-law Justin Sousa and friend Dave Baker. She was mainly in search of a coin box, some of her jewelry and anything else that might have been left. “I found the two things I was looking for,” the elder Cromwell said. “There’s almost nothing left but I have some memories now.” Cromwell said she does not have plans to rebuild but is going to hold onto the lot and use it as a vacation space for her recreational vehicle. In search of memories Danny and Eleanor Salyer returned to their home on Wagstaff Road near Gregory Lane to see what was left and hopefully find Danny Salyer’s late mother’s cremains. The family of seven is currently staying at a motel in Orland for $6000 per month. The Salyer’s didn’t leave Paradise with much other than two changes of clothes when the fire raged through the town. “There was so much we didn’t take because it was so fast. It was horrible, the fires were all around you,” said Eleanor Salyer.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Salyer family wasn’t expecting to find much, but was frustrated that non-residents will be let back into town 9 a.m. Sunday. “What makes me the maddest is that they let us in at 9 o’clock one day and everyone else can come in the next day. Why do they need to come in?” said Danny Salyer. Eleanor Salyer said sometimes she has a difficult time processing everything that is going on. “It hits everybody differently and at odd times. Sometimes I’ll have a good front up and then some little something happens and I’ll start bawling,” Salyer said. The engagement ring Sean Joslin scraped through the ashes to the foundation looking for his wife’s engagement ring. The Joslin family lived on the 6300 block of Lucky John Road near Regnier Lane. Jennifer Joslin woke up around 6 a.m. on Nov. 8 and went through her normal routine getting her son ready to go to school. After she sent her older son George off she laid back down with her younger son Ryan. Just before dozing off she rolled over to look at her phone. “If it wasn’t for Facebook I wouldn’t have known to leave. I didn’t get my evacuation order until 4:18 p.m. (on Nov 8),” Joslin said. The Joslins do have plans to rebuild when the time comes but until then they’re staying at a rental house in Willows. Convenience Store “There’s nothing leftover, there is no money everything is burned,” said Baljit Heer. Baljit and Parvinder Heer owned the Maxx for Less located at 7575 Skyway Blvd. since 2009. The Heers were at their store until the power was turned off around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 8. It took them three hours to get to Chico. “I didn’t think it would be like this. When I left that day I thought we would be back tomorrow,” Heer said. Lifting the evacuation orders Evacuation orders were lifted for zones 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 9 a.m. Saturday to residents. The restrictions for non-residents will be lifted at 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.  
15 Dec 18
Chico Enterprise-Record
All remaining Camp Fire evacuation orders were lifted at 9 a.m. Saturday, but for residents only. The town of Paradise and Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Paradise zones 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 and the Morgan Ridge B Zone would be accessible only to residents for 24 hours. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access the area. You can find your zone by going to the town website, www.townofparadise.com. The restrictions for non-residents were to be lifted at 9 a.m. Sunday. Travel Routes for Re-entry Residents should use the routes listed below to reduce traffic congestion: Skyway – For entry to Paradise zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 9. Clark Road – For entry to Paradise zones 6, 7, 12, and 13, and Morgan Ridge B Zone, to Pearson Road. Neal Road – For entry to zones 10 and 11.
15 Dec 18
Oroville Mercury-Register
The Town of Paradise said this morning that the evacuation order for the remaining zones in Paradise and the Morgan Ridge B Zone will be lifted this morning at 9 a.m., The remaining  Paradise zones, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 and the unincorporated area of Butte County Morgan Ridge B Zone will be lifted for residents only for 24 hours. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access the area. The restrictions for non-residents will be lifted at 9 a.m. Sunday. Travel Routes for Re-entry Residents should use the routes listed below to reduce traffic congestion and to facilitate an orderly re-entry process. Town of Paradise Skyway – Residents are to use Skyway for entry to Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 4, Zone 5, and Zone 9.Clark Road – Residents are to use Clark Road for entry to Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 12, and Zone 13.Neal Road – Residents are to use Neal Road Zone 10, and Zone 11. To find your zone go to the Town of Paradise website. Unincorporated Butte County – Morgan Ridge B Zone Clark Road – Residents will need to access their properties in the Morgan Ridge B Zone by using Pearson Road from Clark Road.
15 Dec 18
Paradise Post
The Town of Paradise said this morning that the evacuation order for the remaining zones in Paradise and the Morgan Ridge B Zone will be lifted this morning at 9 a.m., The remaining  Paradise zones, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 and the unincorporated area of Butte County Morgan Ridge B Zone will be lifted for residents only for 24 hours. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access the area. The restrictions for non-residents will be lifted at 9 a.m. Sunday. Travel Routes for Re-entry Residents should use the routes listed below to reduce traffic congestion and to facilitate an orderly re-entry process. Town of Paradise Skyway – Residents are to use Skyway for entry to Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 4, Zone 5, and Zone 9. Clark Road – Residents are to use Clark Road for entry to Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 12, and Zone 13. Neal Road – Residents are to use Neal Road Zone 10, and Zone 11. To find your zone go to the Town of Paradise website. Unincorporated Butte County – Morgan Ridge B Zone Clark Road – Residents will need to access their properties in the Morgan Ridge B Zone by using Pearson Road from Clark Road.
15 Dec 18
The Adventures of Scott and Breanne

  Only 4 days after Lynn and Erin left, Scott and I were on a plane to Cairns in northern Queenstown where we met my mom and Michael. We made a plan to meet them in Cairns so that we could go to the Great Barrier Reef together and then after they would come back […]

15 Dec 18
Paradise Post
The Town Council passed a temporary ordinance Tuesday allowing one recreational vehicle on a parcel of undamaged property of two-thirds acre or more in size, and for larger parcels, one recreational vehicle per acre is allowed for 180 days. The ordinance allows people to live in travel trailers on their property as long as it is clear of debris according to Paradise Town Manager Lauren Gill. For 180 days residents can live with an RV or travel trailer on their property without a permit. After 180 days, a permit and full-hookups to water, power and septic are required.  The 180 days would start when zones are open and the property is cleaned up from debris. The trailer cannot be put on property before the zones are open. The ordinance will allow residents with a building permit which they will be able to stay on their lot until their house is ready to be occupied. The ordinance has a sunset date of 2020. No fee will be charged for the permit, according to Paradise Town Attorney Dwight Moore. Recreational vehicles are not allowed within a public street according to the ordinance. Also at the town council meeting, updates of agencies were given by agency representatives. Dependent on weather and access, PG&E anticipates to restore power to all Butte County customers by the end of December. PG&E said the company expects to restore power to the majority of electric customers in Paradise for those who are able to receive service, by Sunday. PG&E has started gas service to Paradise customers and have a goal of getting natural gas service through the first quarter of 2019. Continuing through the first quarter of 2019, gas service will be restored to those who can receive it. Adventist Health Feather River said the clinic on Skyway is being worked on to remove smoke damage and other damage out of the building and anticipate to see patients by the end of the week. It becomes a matter if the checkpoint is moved either above the clinic or the mandatory evacuations are lifted. Paradise Police Chief Eric Reinbold anticipates more zones opening next week. Reinbold did not comment on which zones.
14 Dec 18
Osprey Observer

Runners who missed the chance to register for the physical Skyway 10K Virtual Run can still take part in the action and earn a medal, commemorative race bib and special-edition race shirt by doing the virtual run. During the registration period, which will remain open until January 7, 2019 at 12 Midnight, visit http://www.Skyway10K.com. The […]

14 Dec 18
worldofjuanita

To borrow from Burns, I’ll say, the best laid plans of mice and moms often go awry. Our oldest son was having a hard time finding an affordable place to live in Chico that wasn’t in a high crime area. We were selling the old rental where he lived in the “mother in law” unit […]

14 Dec 18
Snapshots of my World

Singapore is a tourist’s paradise. An extension of the Gardens by the Bay, is the Supertree Grove & OCBC Skyway. Of the 18 trees, 12 of the large canopies are inside the garden and offer panoramic views of the gorgeous the Marina Bay skyline.

14 Dec 18
Santa Cruz Sentinel
MAGALIA — The Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday released a written log of emergency calls it received the day the Camp Fire erupted, showing dispatchers were flooded with calls as the fire marched through Concow, Magalia and Paradise. The log also included two eyebrow-raising reports suggesting a fire may have sparked in Magalia around the same time investigators have said the Camp Fire started under windy conditions in Pulga. Cal Fire said Thursday the reports were investigated and not related to the Camp Fire. The Sheriff’s Office received the two Magalia reports at 6:33 a.m. Nov. 8, which is when, according to Cal Fire, the Camp Fire started in the area of Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap. One of the reports originated from Wildlife Drive in Magalia, with a caller reporting “a power line transformer sparked and there is a fire,” according to the Sheriff’s Office’s log. The call was transferred to Cal Fire. The other report originated from nearby Imperial Way in Magalia and details included in the log indicated the call was transferred to an unspecified “fire department.” Cal Fire-Butte County Chief Darren Read said Thursday that firefighters responded to the calls on Wildlife Drive and Imperial Way, finding a tree limb had fallen onto power lines that were arcing. There was no fire, and firefighters left after utility officials arrived on the scene, Read said. He added that the incident in Magalia did not result in a wildfire and was not connected to the Camp Fire. The cause of the Camp Fire remains under investigation, Read said. Cal Fire has said investigators have identified two possible origin points for the Camp Fire, including points in Pulga and in the Concow area. Officials said Thursday they were not aware of any additional origin points. The log of emergency calls released Thursday by the Sheriff’s Office included minimal details for each log entry. But the log did show a department inundated with calls Nov. 8 about the fast-moving Camp Fire. Many callers were told to evacuate as the fire approached their homes. Other callers reported being unable to flee because they could not drive or required help. At 10:35 a.m., a caller at Skyway and Creston Road in Magalia reported “cars are at a standstill and haven’t moved since” 9 a.m., according to the log. At noon, a caller reported that “her father went back to house after the evac warning.” At 12:08 p.m., a caller reported talking to a friend near Indian Springs and Neal roads who “was trying to put out fire all around her.” The Camp Fire destroyed nearly 14,000 homes and claimed at least 86 lives. Investigators have focused on a PG&E transmission tower in Pulga that sustained an outage about 15 minutes before the Camp Fire started. PG&E has reported that one its employees saw fire in the area of the tower about 6:30 a.m. Nov. 8, and employees subsequently called 9-1-1 to report the sighting. The California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday it would “examine its rules allowing electric utility de-energization of power lines during severe wildfire threat conditions as a preventative measure of last resort.” “California is experiencing an increase in wildfire events due to several factors, including climate change,” the commission said. “Through the proceeding opened (Thursday), the CPUC will examine how de-energization has affected the state so far and will refine the de-energization practice to ensure public safety while minimizing unintended consequences.” Questions have been raised regarding PG&E’s policies and procedures of de-energizing power lines in the wake of the Camp Fire. [documentcloud url=”http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5626954-November-8-Public-Log-With-Transfers.html” responsive=true]
14 Dec 18
Zingy Skyway Lunch

I tell ya, I had observed over the years that ‘butt boy’ is a pet vulgarity for liberals and only liberals… It’s really, really vulgar, and I’ve never heard a conservative use it. I’ll stand on that, google away, y’all. And I wondered how it was that liberals got away with that, seeing as it’s […]

14 Dec 18
The Mercury News
MAGALIA — The Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday released a written log of emergency calls it received the day the Camp Fire erupted, showing dispatchers were flooded with calls as the fire marched through Concow, Magalia and Paradise. The log also included two eyebrow-raising reports suggesting a fire may have sparked in Magalia around the same time investigators have said the Camp Fire started under windy conditions in Pulga. Cal Fire said Thursday the reports were investigated and not related to the Camp Fire. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=morning-report” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] The Sheriff’s Office received the two Magalia reports at 6:33 a.m. Nov. 8, which is when, according to Cal Fire, the Camp Fire started in the area of Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap. One of the reports originated from Wildlife Drive in Magalia, with a caller reporting “a power line transformer sparked and there is a fire,” according to the Sheriff’s Office’s log. The call was transferred to Cal Fire. The other report originated from nearby Imperial Way in Magalia and details included in the log indicated the call was transferred to an unspecified “fire department.” Cal Fire-Butte County Chief Darren Read said Thursday that firefighters responded to the calls on Wildlife Drive and Imperial Way, finding a tree limb had fallen onto power lines that were arcing. There was no fire, and firefighters left after utility officials arrived on the scene, Read said. He added that the incident in Magalia did not result in a wildfire and was not connected to the Camp Fire. The cause of the Camp Fire remains under investigation, Read said. Cal Fire has said investigators have identified two possible origin points for the Camp Fire, including points in Pulga and in the Concow area. Officials said Thursday they were not aware of any additional origin points. The log of emergency calls released Thursday by the Sheriff’s Office included minimal details for each log entry. But the log did show a department inundated with calls Nov. 8 about the fast-moving Camp Fire. Many callers were told to evacuate as the fire approached their homes. Other callers reported being unable to flee because they could not drive or required help. At 10:35 a.m., a caller at Skyway and Creston Road in Magalia reported “cars are at a standstill and haven’t moved since” 9 a.m., according to the log. At noon, a caller reported that “her father went back to house after the evac warning.” At 12:08 p.m., a caller reported talking to a friend near Indian Springs and Neal roads who “was trying to put out fire all around her.” The Camp Fire destroyed nearly 14,000 homes and claimed at least 86 lives. Investigators have focused on a PG&E transmission tower in Pulga that sustained an outage about 15 minutes before the Camp Fire started. PG&E has reported that one its employees saw fire in the area of the tower about 6:30 a.m. Nov. 8, and employees subsequently called 9-1-1 to report the sighting. The California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday it would “examine its rules allowing electric utility de-energization of power lines during severe wildfire threat conditions as a preventative measure of last resort.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]“California is experiencing an increase in wildfire events due to several factors, including climate change,” the commission said. “Through the proceeding opened (Thursday), the CPUC will examine how de-energization has affected the state so far and will refine the de-energization practice to ensure public safety while minimizing unintended consequences.” Questions have been raised regarding PG&E’s policies and procedures of de-energizing power lines in the wake of the Camp Fire. [documentcloud url=”http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5626954-November-8-Public-Log-With-Transfers.html” responsive=true]