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Past articles by Brody:

Butte County’s 2018 crop report shows $65 million, 10 percent decline in production – Oroville

OROVILLE — Butte County’s 2018 crop report was released on Tuesday, and it shows a 10 percent decline in overall production. → Read More

Supervisors shelve groundwater plan until next month – Oroville

OROVILLE — The Butte County supervisors chose to hold off on an agreement for a new groundwater sustainability plan Tuesday. The agreement will now be moved onto the next Butte County Board o… → Read More

Ophir, Palermo schools closed by power safety shut-offs – Oroville

OROVILLE — Over 400 students were told class was canceled today at Ophir Elementary School after the school lost power from PG&E’s recent power safety shut-off that affected parts o… → Read More

Red flag warning prompts power shutoffs, fire danger in Butte County

A red flag warning was issued for much of northern California on Monday as the forecast calls for dry and windy conditions until Thursday. These conditions have prompted local fire agencies to take… → Read More

More power safety shutoffs could be scheduled for Butte County – Oroville

OROVILLE — More public safety power shut-offs could be taking place throughout Butte County on Monday night, according to a PG&E press release. → Read More

Butte County leaders could greenlight sustainable groundwater agreement – Oroville

OROVILLE — An agreement could be made Tuesday at the Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting that could make way for groundbreaking research for the Butte Subbasin’s groundwater supp… → Read More

Butte County suffers two more human cases of West Nile – Oroville

OROVILLE — Two more human cases of West Nile virus have been reported since Aug. 26, according to Butte County Health Spokesperson Lisa Almaguer, bringing the total to four. → Read More

Oroville spent more than $20,000 on Draper, Goodson lawsuit – Oroville

OROVILLE — The recent lawsuit filed by councilors Linda Draper and Janet Goodson against the Oroville has cost the city $20,670.78, the city administrator said. → Read More

Oroville to consider making changes to city charter – Oroville

OROVILLE — Some major changes may be coming to Oroville in regards to how the city will be run and governed in the future. The city charter could be changing for the first time since 2004. A … → Read More

Oroville closes several flooded roads downtown after downpour

OROVILLE — Downtown Oroville had to close several roads Monday as crews worked to keep up with heavy amounts of rain that caused massive debris flows from building up. The rain was forecast f… → Read More

Councilors Janet Goodson, Linda Draper drop lawsuit against city

OROVILLE — The tumultuous internal lawsuit filed against the city of Oroville in April by councilors Janet Goodson and Linda Draper has been dropped, Mayor Chuck Reynolds said Monday morning. → Read More

Oroville to consider charter amendments

OROVILLE — Recently, it’s been reported that city leaders in Oroville are not in agreement in terms of equally and fairly representing their constituents. Now, the city charter could be… → Read More

Four-way traffic stop near Oroville school shelved by county

OROVILLE — A four way stop near Golden Hills Elementary School that was recommended for approval to the Butte County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday was taken off the agenda for further revie… → Read More

Chico remains safe haven for giant garter snake

CHICO — Giant garter snakes enjoy a safe and healthy habitat in Chico and parts of Butte County, but these reptiles are currently listed as threatened by the California Department of Fish and… → Read More

Ophir Road exit closed as Highway 70 is realigned south of Oroville

OROVILLE — Access to Ophir Road at the Highway 70 corridor in Oroville will be completely closed for 10 days. Crews this weekend will switch north and southbound motorists onto newly built tr… → Read More

Butte County’s western pond turtle: A reptile in trouble – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO — The western pond turtle in Butte County is currently shaking in its shell, due to habitat alteration and introduced species that are killing off the local reptile. The western pond tu… → Read More

Is a pipeline from Paradise to Chico even possible? Supervisors approve study to find out

OROVILLE — A major groundwater sustainability study was approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors which will look at different aspects into future water allocations and conservation i… → Read More

Butte County’s yellow-legged frog under threat – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO — If you see something hopping around in Big Chico Creek, chances are it could be the foothill yellow-legged frog. This frog is currently being evaluated by the California Department of… → Read More

County could approve water conservation study – Oroville

OROVILLE — Butte County leaders will consider approving a contract with West Yost Associates to conduct a feasibility study looking at conservation projects related to the Sustainable Groundw… → Read More

Centerville Road repairs to begin Monday – Oroville

MAGALIA — The Upper Centerville Road Storm Damage Project will be underway starting Monday. Major flooding and water damage from winter storms heavily damaged the roadways leading up to Nimsh… → Read More