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Still Writing
By Cookie J. Arnett
July 16, 2014

I have noticed readers are still "tuning in" to the GCG. I am sorry the paper is no longer being updated. I have relocated for a job. However, I am still writing and you can still keep up with what I am doing.

I am now writing a blog. So far, the posts have been relatively short. Soon, though, I will be including information about events and businesses in my local area. Since it is a popular destination for many, I am sure you will be interested.

Be sure to pop over to my blog, Coolstuph4u.webs.com, to see what's up- and be sure to share the site with everyone you know. My blog will continue to feature the interesting information you have come to expect from me- and much more.

Thanks to everyone for your continued interest.

Critter Pass Ranch-Where Animals Go to Be Loved
By Cookie J. Arnett
June 18, 2014

Nestled in the back roads of Palermo, there is a unique home where abused, special-needs and otherwise homeless animals go for a little TLC—and a whole lot of love. Claire Pass and her husband, Ron, moved to Palermo, California, in 2006 when Ron was having difficulty finding work. Claire has experience as a Veterinarian Tech and had always dreamed of running a rescue “farm.” However, she did not just want to care for large animals such as horses and cows.

Ron & Claire opened Critter Pass Ranch Rescue & Sanctuary in 2006 after they moved from Oregon to Palermo with a couple of horses. Since then, Pass and her family have rescued animals of all sizes, from mice and ferrets to ducks and horses.

One very special furry family member of Critter Pass Ranch (CPR) is Barney. FULL STORY

2014 Art Contest
By Cookie J. Arnett
June 9, 2014

The Artists of Rivertown (ART) are accepting entries for their annual competition. Anyone wishing to participate can enter up two pieces for a $25.00 entry fee. Additional entries can be submitted for $10.00 each- up to 5 pieces.

Submission can be made via phone, mail, or e-mail. Photographs of entries must be included with entry form and fee. Artwork drop-off dates are September 24-26, 2014, between noon and 4:00 p.m.

The juried show will take place September 30-October 25, 2014. The theme of the show is "Water Life" in honor of the California Watershed, which is in danger due to the drought.

For more information, click on the link below.

Concurso de arte 2014

Los artistas de Rivertown (arte) está aceptando entradas para su concurso anual. FULL STORY

Recharging at the Beachcomber Motel & Spa
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 21, 2014

I have been experiencing a lot of trials lately- and a lot of stress. Obstacles have been thrown in my path that have prevented me from writing and publishing the GCG as I would like. It has been a very tough time, but I don't give up so easily.

Monday night I had the opportunity to go to Fort Bragg and stay at a great ocean-front hotel. The Beachcomber Motel & Spa, located at 1111 North Main Street, has some great amenities.

One of the best features, in my opinion, is the view. I was able to see a lot from my private balcony. People walk up and down a path that runs behind the hotels- some with dogs, some without. There were even a couple of cute little kids riding their bikes.

I had full view of the ocean. I saw some people on the bluffs taking in their own view and others hanging out on the beach. FULL STORY

Nelson's Footwear
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 12, 2014

Located in Oroville's Downtown Riverfront District, Nelson's Shoes provides customers with the latest styles and work boots.

Owners, Andy & Karissa Nelson have been serving the Oroville community for 10 years and keep their store stocked with brands like Redwing, SAS, and Vans.

Nelson's Shoes also carries socks, hand bags, shoe laces, and other unique items.

Nelson's is located at 1949 Montgomery Street. They are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on the store and specials, go to their facebook page by clicking on the link below.

Calzado de Nelson

Situado en el distrito de Oroville Downtown Riverfront, zapatos de Nelson proporciona a los clientes con los últimos estilos y botas de trabajo. FULL STORY

Kusel's Big Store
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 10, 2014

Lori Pierce has the coolest gift shop in the Riverfront District of Downtown Oroville. She carries a wide variety of gifts, decorative items, perfumes, and much more.

Some of the more most interesting items in the store are the puzzles, hats, and swell bottles. Swell bottles will keep drinks hot or cold for hours at a time and are really awesome looking.

Kusel's Big Store is located at 1955 Montgomery Street. They are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

For more information about Kusel's Big Store, go to their facebook page by clicking on the link below- or stop in and see Lori.

Tienda grande de Kusel

Lori Pierce tiene la mejor tienda de regalos en el Riverfront distrito del centro de la ciudad Oroville. FULL STORY

Revolver Clothing Co.
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 8, 2014

If it's vintage inspired new clothing you are looking for, Revolver Clothing Co. is the place to go. Revolver has great retro style for men and women of all sizes. In fact, owner Renee Morgan carries sizes extra small to extra large.

Renee dubs her shop the "Rockabilly and Pin-Up Parlor" and prides herself on carrying styles that won't be found in other Oroville stores. She also keeps a variety of retro Sourpuss designer bags in stock.

Revolver Clothing Co. also carries jewelry, hats, gifts, and other fun items. Renee will even special order items for her customers.

Revolver is located at 1333 Huntoon Street behind Greenline Cycles. They are open from noon until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information on products and specials, click on the link below. FULL STORY

Well Worn Vintage & Antique Shop
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 8, 2014

Melony Hannah enjoys finding unique items and making them available to Oroville residents. She opened her shop, Well Worn, on the corner of Huntoon and Montgomery Streets in November 2012.

Melony has a treasure trove of items that are perfect for the vintage decorator. From picture frames to furniture to vases to whatever a customer can dream up, Melony probably has it at Well Worn.

One popular specialty item that Well Worn carries is Annie Sloan Paint. With this paint, there is no need to prime or sand the furniture being painted.

Well Worn is located at 1887 Montgomery Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, click on the links below.

Vintage bien gastado & tienda de antigüedades

Melony Hannah disfruta de encontrar artículos únicos y hacerlos disponibles a los residentes de Oroville. FULL STORY

Treasures From the Past
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 8, 2014

Whether you are looking for a special item or just like to see what the latest find is, Treasures From the Past is a great place to go.

The antique shop has been in Oroville for 16 years and is managed by four avid local collectors. Treasures from the past features a wide variety of items from yesteryear including magazines, games, furniture, crystal, pottery, and more. One of the shop's antique hunters occasionally even brings back items from Maine.

Treasures From the Past does appraisals and curators are always excited to see what others have found.

Treasures is located in Downtown Oroville at 1877 Montgomery Street. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 4:30 p.m.

For more information about Treasures From the Past, visit their Facebook page by clicking on the link below. FULL STORY

By Cookie J. Arnett
May 7, 2014

Putting shopping carts in handicapped parking spaces is just as inconsiderate and disrespectful as parking in one when you don't need to.

These spaces are available for a reason and it's not so lazy, selfish idiots can fill them with shopping carts so handicapped people have nowhere to park.

Able bodied people need to stop being so self absorbed and walk five extra steps to put carts where they belong, so those who need these parking spaces can utilize them.


Poner carros en espacios de estacionamiento para discapacitados es tan desconsiderado e irrespetuoso como estacionamiento en uno cuando no es necesario.

Estos espacios están disponibles por una razón y no es tan idiotas perezosos y egoístas pueden llenarlos con carritos para que personas con discapacidad no tienen dónde aparcar. FULL STORY

Stumpy's Complete Motorcycle Shop
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 3, 2014

Stumpy's Motorcycle has everything a rider could want- or they'll get it. From clothing to parts to accessories to novelty items, you'll find it at Stumpy's.

Owner Mike Costas is an avid rider and knows just what a biker wants. His moto is "always a step ahead" and he aims to please. He even does repairs in his shop.

Stumpy's carries new and used parts including barely ridden seats, handle bars and much more. Vendors include: Kuryakyn, Custom Chrome, Hot Leathers, and Interstate Batteries, just to name a few. Stumpy's also has consignment available.

Stumpy's is located at 1462 Myers Street and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, stop in and see Mike or click on the link below.

Exhale Yoga & Pilates Studio
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 2, 2014

Exhale provides a unique environment where Oroville residents can relax and get the most out of their health education.

Owner, Melissa Goble, helps students reach their goals through a variety of fun and beneficial classes. Melissa is an Oroville native who wants to help rebuild her community while building up her friends and neighbors.

Melissa has organized a wonderful program that encompasses a well-rounded schedule of events including lectures, exercise, and relaxation techniques.

Twice a month, Melissa schedules an outdoor meeting where a guest speaker discusses wellness topics. Classes include Hula Hoop classes to build balance, chair yoga emphasizing breathing techniques and posture, and the ever popular Pilates.

Exhale even has a Family Yoga Day on the last Sunday of each month between 3:00 p. FULL STORY

Live Wise Bath and Beauty Bar
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 2, 2014

Amanda Livermore opened Live Wise on April 1, 2014. She noticed that many in town are interested in more natural products and set out to provide a variety of bath items to Oroville residents. Everything in the store is hand made and all natural.

Live Wise stocks a large selection of hand-crafted soaps by Ernst Chew. Other items available for sale are soap scrubs, bath oils, and bath salts.

Amanda also has relaxing decor available for sale and stocks new items on an ongoing basis. Upon entering the store, customers are greeted with the gentle, calming aroma of enticing soaps and oils.

Amanda is also planning classes in the near future. Learn more about Amanda's products and watch for updates on classes at the Live Wise Facebook page by clicking on the link below. FULL STORY

Early Bird Donut & Treat Shop
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 1, 2014

In 1979 a couple named Jim & Jan opened a donut shop. Although the pastry shop has changed ownership several times over the years, one thing has remained constant- the delicious treats coming from behind the counter.

The current owners, the Vargas family have owned the shop for 18 years. Savon and her brothers helped their parents run the shop when they were younger. The two eventually went off to school, but returned when their parents became ill.

Savon has been keeping the family's good name going strong in the donut world with her husband and two brothers ever since. Each morning, they get up and make fresh, hand-made donuts for Oroville residents.

The shop carries a large variety of pastries including chocolate & maple bars, raised donuts, and apple fritter bites. FULL STORY

Orange Tree Apartments Progressing Along Quickly
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 20, 2014

The Orange Tree Senior Apartment Complex will be opening in October. The units will include one-bedroom smoke-free apartments.

Seniors age 62 and older can submit applications to live in the brand new apartment building now. The complex is a "green" structure and will have laundry facilities.

Residents will be able to participate in a community garden and other activities on the smoke-free campus. Ample on-site parking will be available for all tenants.

Rent for the Orange Tree Apartments is based on 30% of adjusted gross income for HUD units. The maximum annual income allowed for a person who wishes to apply is $19,150. A couple is allowed to have a maximum annual income of $21,900.

The apartments are located at 1511 Robinson Street. FULL STORY

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