Last call for comment on Portola General Plan update
Portola citizens have until Jan. 11 to comment on the city’s update to its General Plan and the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) to its environmental review of the changes.
Public review of the EIR documents began Nov. 30 (with comment taken at the Dec. 14 meeting) and will culminate at the public hearing scheduled for the regular meeting of the Portola City Council at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.
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Chico woman killed in Spring Garden crash
The California Highway Patrol is investigating whether marijuana played a role in a vehicle accident early this morning that left one Chico resident dead and another injured.
Kelly M. Larocca, 37, was driving a 2007 Honda Accord westbound on Highway 70 near Squirre l Creek Road at 4:45 a.m. at an unknown rate of speed in cold, intermittently icy conditions. Overhead flashing signs were on and advising of icy conditions.
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Community steps up to help burn victims
The Barclays are slowly recuperating after the loss of their Portola home and a family member in a fire Dec. 21. With four of the children in the Shriner’s burn center and the parents in the UC Davis burn center, it will take time to heal physically and emotionally.
The burns are not life-threatening but require a lot of cleaning and dressing and are very painful. Makiah Barclay, 9, has required skin grafting.
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Dramatic flame as Post Office burns off propane
|Traffic on Lawrence Street slowed to a crawl and pedestrians stopped to ask questions. The law recently changed to require different regulators and valves on propane tanks. Although the tank was “empty,” residual propane in it needed to be removed before the regulator could be changed, a process expected to take about 25 minutes.
Photo by Mona Hill
Dye pack turns Stover Creek neon green
A sea-dye packet caused confusion and alarm Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, as it turned the normally pristine waters of Stover Creek in Chester a brilliant shade of fluorescent green.
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