PARADISE, Calif. - Action News Now continues to provide the latest updates on recovery and rebuilding in the Town of Paradise.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Town Council Meeting
- When: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at 6 p.m.
- Where: 5555 Skyway and online
- 1,945 Building Permit Applications Received
- 1,778 Building Permits issued
- 1,060 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
- 372 Multi-Family Permit Applications Received
- 349 Multi-Family Permits Issued
- 220 Multi-Family Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
- Paradise Business Spotlight: Every week we will spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage shopping locally and supporting economic recovery in Paradise–and maybe uncover a business you haven’t heard of before. This week, they focus on Pee Wee Preschool. Pee Wee Preschool is a family-owned preschool and after-school care facility with a 40+ year legacy of excellent childcare on the Ridge. Pee Wee offers preschool for ages two to five years old as well as after-school and holiday care for children six to 12 years old. The facility at 7196 Skyway is staffed with professionals attuned to the special needs of all children, including our disaster-affected wee ones. Look for Pee Wee in Paradise Chamber.com website.
- Furniture Program for Camp Fire Survivors In partnership with Love Delivers, World Vision, North Valley Community Foundation, the Butte Strong Fund and Magalia Community Church, new household furniture and other items are available to Camp Fire survivors. If interested, fill out an application here. Once your application is sent in and approved, people will receive a call to schedule a time and day to pick up the items.
- U-Pick Fruit Opportunities
Grapes at Heinke Farm: October 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information.
Apples at Noble Farm: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information and registration. (registration required)
- Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee Applications, Oct. 21 If you are interested in serving your community, applications for the Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee are available. One regular and three alternate seats are available to Paradise residents. The committee meets quarterly to oversee the implementation of the Measure V sales tax revenue. Click here to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 and interviews will be conducted on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27.
- Love Paradise Make a Difference Day, Oct. 23 Join community volunteers in cleaning up the Ridge on National Make a
Difference Day. This Love Paradise event begins at 8 a.m. and ends with a free lunch at noon. It will be at the Pine Ridge School, 13878 Compton Dr., in Magalia. Don’t forget to bring a mask, a water bottle and some yard tools.
- Paradise Trail Run, Oct. 23 Join in on the Paradise Trail Run on Saturday, Oct. 23 along the beautiful Paradise Lake in Magalia. This event offers a free one-mile run beginning at 8 a.m., and a four-mile and nine-mile run beginning at 8:30 a.m. A discount is offered for students 17 and under upon checkout. Come out and enjoy a serene fall morning along a mostly flat trail. Best of all, everyone will receive a medal at the finish line. To sign up, click here.
- Paradise Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 24 Come out and enjoy the first concert of the season! The Paradise Symphony Orchestra is putting on a Fall concert on Sunday, October 24 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. This event will take place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, featuring the Young Artists Contest winners. Tickets are only available at the door or online.
- Walking and Bicycling Network Survey Do you have ideas for improving the walking and bicycling network in the Town of Paradise? People are invited to provide input by taking the following six-question survey here. Feedback will help to finalize the Active Transportation Plan (ATP), which will position the Town to pursue grant funding to improve the community. The
ATP identifies opportunities to increase walking and bicycling within the Town and explores ways to provide dual function during a disaster evacuation, to increase emergency responder access to the Town.
- Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 11 Bring the whole family out for the Veteran’s Day celebration beginning at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy the Patriotic music by the Paradise Philharmonic Orchestra’s Brass Quintet and Paradise’s own Mountain Ridge Singers, followed by a speech by Mayor Crowder and Butte County Supervisor Teeter. There will be a dedication of a Veterans Monument for those who have fallen before us and a three-volley rifle salute. The day will end with a family picnic where
a hotdog or hamburger meal will be served.
- Paradise Community Village Rebuild completed Established in Paradise in 2018, the Paradise Community Village was an affordable housing community completely destroyed in the Camp Fire. The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) took on the rebuild in 2020 and has completed the construction of 36 total units on the original location of the community. This large family development is comprised of one, two and three-bedroom units, along with a new playground and community center. Original residents and Camp Fire survivors will begin moving into the units in late September.
- Chipper Program for Wildfire Safety available through the end of 2021 Butte Fire Safe Council’s Chipper Program is offering service to residents who are working on their wildfire safety clearance by removing branches, overgrown brush and other vegetation. The program provides an alternative to burning or hauling fire hazardous brush.
- Annapurna at Theatre on the Ridge, Oct. 7 - Oct. 24 Theatre on the Ridge will be performing its next show of the season, Annapurna, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 7 through 24. “After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.” Click here for more information and tickets.
- Paradise on Ice Returns Nov. 11 through Jan. 17 and is welcoming sponsors Paradise On Ice returns to the Terry Ashe Recreation Center on Nov. 11 with several Winter Wonderland events, including private ice skating lessons, Santa Claus and the Christmas Tree Lighting. Click here for pricing, scheduling of upcoming events and the ice rink hours during this season 2021-2022. This winter tradition is supported by generous sponsors. With more than two months of exposure, high-value partnerships showcase commitment to the community.
- Moneyball: Community Baseball Movie Series, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. The Paradise Recreation and Park District is celebrating baseball with the Outdoor Movie Series viewing of "Moneyball" held at the Terry Ashe Center starting at 6:30 p.m. All movies are free and begin between sunset and dusk. Hot dogs, soda, popcorn, candy and pizza will be available to purchase through the snack bar. No outside food or drink is permitted. People should bring their lawn chairs and picnic blankets. For more information, visit the Paradise Recreation and Park District Facebook page or go to the website.
- Peddler’s Fair at Deja-Vu Gardens Galore Nursery, Oct. 16 The 6th Semi-Annual Peddlers Fair is Oct. 16 at Deja-Vu Gardens Galore Nursery from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Deja-Vu invites you to enjoy a day of the by-gone era, some good old-time family fun with homemade, locally sourced novelty items and goods made by the craftspeople of our community. Past fairs have included petting zoos, woodcarvers, soap makers, jewelry crafters, knitters, bonsai enthusiasts, Scentsy products, holistic herbs and salves, delicious homemade treats, food trucks, coffee and more. Click here for more information.
- Funding Options for those rebuilding after the Camp Fire
- Grants Up to $200,000 Available for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced the Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for survivors of the 2018 wildfire disasters is now open. Homes damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire may be eligible for up to $200,000; and low- to moderate-income households will receive priority. If you are a disaster survivor and wish to see if you qualify for the ReCoverCA OwnerOccupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (OOR Program), start by taking the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance survey available at https://recover.hcd.ca.gov/. If you need assistance with the survey, contact Butte County OOR Case Managers Brittney Murray or Glen Johnson at (916) 202-1764.
- Up to $150,000 in low-interest, deferred Loans for homeowners (can be used even if insurance funds and/or FEMA funds have been spent) The Town of Paradise offers deferred, low-interest loans to low and moderate-income households rebuilding after the Camp Fire. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here or call the Town’s Housing Department at (530) 872-6291 x122.
- Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room The Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RPF) and Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) have partnered to launch Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room. It is a free tool intended to connect the dots between those looking to rebuild after the devastating fires Butte County has experienced in 2018 and 2020 and contractors that can perform this work. To learn more about the Online Plan Room, click here or contact VCE at (530) 343-1981.
- Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open by appointment: Due to the change to the purple Tier in Butte County, Town Hall and the BRC are open by appointment only. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment. Below are the extensions for assistance: Business and Housing x126 or x130 Code Enforcement x110 Finance Department x121 Tree Advocates x162 or x163 Building Resiliency Center x411 General Information x101
- Have questions regarding your rebuild? Rebuild advocates are here to help: If you need help navigating the rebuild process, the Town of Paradise has Rebuild Advocates available to assist. They can help with the following: Navigating insurance, FEMA or SBA, understanding additional financing options, selecting a contractor, submitting plants, or any part of the rebuild process. They are available at the Building Resiliency Center by appointment only. Please call 530.872.6291 x429 x430 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today.
- Shop local online Paradise Ridge Marketplace available: The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided the Paradise Ridge Marketplace to keep your shopping local. Purchase some of your favorite Ridge items, such as Ridge Rising apparel and other fun member products. New items are added frequently. Learn more here.