Unified Front (Oroville Strong!)

May 26, 2017, Amber Marron, No Comments

From the Chico News & Review As president and CEO of the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Linville is accustomed to being on stage, to selling her city as a great place to live, recreate and do business. But her role took on a whole new dimension this past February, when all of a […]

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Oroville Dam Spillway’s Bottom Being Demolished for Replacement

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From the Chico ER Demolitions are going to increase, the bottom of the broken spillway will be taken out, two concrete-creating factories are being built and new concrete will be laid beginning in mid-June. The Department of Water Resources gave an update Wednesday in a media conference call on the construction phase at the spillway […]

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Oroville Dam Update: Repairs Begin on Spillway

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From The Sacramento Bee The reconstruction of Oroville Dam’s flood-control spillways is underway, and California officials vow the structures will become stronger and safer than ever. More than three months after a near disaster forced the emergency evacuation of thousands of downstream residents, California officials announced Wednesday that permanent repairs have begun on the two […]

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Gallagher Advances Bill to Expedite Levee Repairs

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From a Press Release from Assemblyman James Gallagher FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              CONTACT: Curtis Grima May 24, 2017                                                                                                (916) 319-2003   Gallagher Advances Bill to Expedite Levee Repairs   SACRAMENTO — Today, Assemblyman James Gallagher (R- Yuba City) was successful in advancing Assembly Bill 1273 through the Assembly Appropriations Committee. This bill, which was […]

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Oroville Residents Urge City to Ask for More from DWR at Town Hall

May 24, 2017, Amber Marron, No Comments

From the Chico ER Residents raised their voices at a town hall Monday, letting the city council know their opinions about the city’s relationship with the state Department of Water Resources and the Supplemental Benefits Fund. This comes as some councilors have considered exiting the settlement agreement, which over 50 entities, including the City of […]

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Oroville Campaign Calls for ‘Accountability,’ Image Repair

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From the Chico ER An hours-old website, a coming film, and social media messages will form the backbone of a pro-Oroville campaign meant to counter misperceptions. Oroville Strong! was officially unveiled Tuesday, and already has the backing of 72 businesses and community members that agree with the premise that “It’s time for the Oroville Dam […]

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Oroville Strong Campaign Kicked Off Tuesday

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From Action News Now A new campaign in Oroville called Oroville Strong hopes to help improve the city’s perception after the Oroville Dam Spillway crisis. The kickoff event took place from 4:30-6:00 PM in Union Square on Montgomery Street on Tuesday. Watch the video.

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Construction Work Ramping up at Oroville Dam on Monday

May 22, 2017, Amber Marron, No Comments

From KRCR News Channel 7 Construction is ramping up at the Oroville Dam Monday, in the rush to repair the damaged spillway before rainy weather hits. Flows down the spillway have completely stopped to make way for the construction season. Work has begun on road construction and slope stabilization, but Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is […]

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Oroville Dam: State Must Keep Promises

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Editorial from The Sacramento Bee Without a doubt, California’s first Gov. Brown had big ambitions. He wanted to re-plumb the state, and to do that, he needed to build a massive dam on the mighty Feather River. Toward that end, Pat Brown did what politicians do: He spun a story, replete with big promises and […]

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Oroville Dam: Secrecy Over Repairs Easing, Officials Promise Information

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From The Sacramento Bee State water officials told The Sacramento Bee that they want a do-over on how they communicate with the public about Oroville Dam. After denying public records requests from The Bee, and facing angry citizens at recent public meetings, a somewhat chastened group of officials say they want to be more transparent. […]

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