Latest Paradise News

My Cause My Cleats program adopted by 900-plus NFL players

Dec. 4, 2019 1:56 AM EST

Must be the shoes. Well, this week at least, it is all about the shoes. More specifically, the cleats being worn by more than 900 players in Week 14 NFL games as part of the My Cause My Cleats program now in its fourth year. Their causes range from health and wellness to cancer awareness and prevention to...

Paradise’s dream football season ends 1 year after fire

Dec. 1, 2019 3:13 AM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lukas Hartley stood in the endzone on Saturday night as raindrops mingled with his tears after his high school football team lost a division championship game. “I didn’t cry this bad when my house burned down,” he said. The senior running back was a leader of...

High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire

Dec. 1, 2019 1:45 AM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school football team has lost in a championship game one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town, including the homes of most players and coaches. Paradise High School lost to Sutter Union High School 20-7 on Saturday night in the Northern...

The Latest: HS team loses title bid 1 year after deadly fire

Dec. 1, 2019 12:10 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California high school football team’s championship game (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A Northern California high school football team has lost its bid for a championship one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town and most of the players and...

Survivors fear smaller payouts from PG&E with each fire

Nov. 23, 2019 12:07 PM EST

Lori Kennedy thought she was going to live a comfortable retirement in a modest home in wooded Magalia, California. But she woke up a year ago to a phone call and hurried evacuation orders, and in a matter of hours nearly every trace of her life was incinerated: the Christmas ornaments her children made when they...

Paradise community gathers on anniversary of Camp Fire

Nov. 8, 2019 8:16 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — One year after Paradise burned, hundreds of people gathered in the parking lot of a former bank building in the Northern California town to pause for 85 seconds — one for each person who died. The Rev. Richard Yale moved quietly through the crowd, wearing a blue vest with the...

The Latest: Camp Fire anniversary proclaimed Resilience Day

Nov. 8, 2019 6:58 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the wildfire that tore through the town of Paradise (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proclaimed the anniversary of the Camp Fire to be "California Resilience Day." The wildfire a year ago Friday was the most deadly and destructive...

California's worst wildfire transforms city that didn't burn

Nov. 7, 2019 7:35 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Amber Blood got to Chico on Nov. 8, 2018, wearing pink slacks and her favorite white peacoat. It was all she had left. Blood was among tens of thousands forced to flee as a wildfire roared through Paradise and nearby communities in Northern California, killing 85 people and destroying...

Safety questions still swirl in Paradise year after wildfire

Nov. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Sinclaire and tens of thousands of others in nearby communities...

Safety questions still swirl in Paradise year after wildfire

Nov. 6, 2019 5:31 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The town where she'd raised her family was nearly wiped out, two...