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Central Valley businesses donate food to first responders at Creek Fire

Inside Alena Food in southeast Fresno, employees are preparing meals similar to the ones they supply to Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission and other local casinos that have been feeding seniors and employees.

“We were doing pre-cooked meals for their elders to ensure they got a healthy meal every day with nutritional value. So that helped us stay afloat during the hardship and first phase of being shut down,” said Tim Patendis, Alena foods.

Tim Patendis is the owner of Alena Foods, a processing, manufacturing and distributing company. He estimates business is down 50% because of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Patendis has been able to help get food and prepare items for firefighters battling the Creek Fire.

“Another day, they needed protein items, some meats. Took care of it right away. Our goal is to help and get what they want, and they need it. They’re doing an incredible

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Creek Fire Devastation Prompts Long-term Resiliency Fund Launched to Empower Revitalization and Local Stewardship of Central Sierra Communities

Creek Fire Devastation Prompts Long-term Resiliency Fund Launched to Empower Revitalization and Local Stewardship of Central Sierra Communities

The Board of Directors of the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum, Inc. (Historical Society) proudly announced its formation of the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund (The Fund) and financial support for long-term revitalization efforts due to the Creek Fire are being accepted at www.sierrahistorical.org/resiliencyfund. The announcement was made at a community gathering at the Historical Society on Friday, October 2, 2020.

Efforts to form a long-term fund began before the ash from the fire had settled, and became a reality when local families rallied the support and trust of the community to galvanize a collaborative local response to the Creek Fire. The Historical Society and other community members who know the region’s unique history seek to rekindle a sense of hope for the future by stewarding financial resources to rebuild a thriving

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Top TV shows on Netflix this week: ‘Ratched,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’

  • Ryan Murphy’s “Ratched” and Emmys champion “Schitt’s Creek” are among Netflix’s most popular shows this week. 
  • Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February.
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week’s most popular TV shows on Netflix.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Ryan Murphy’s third series for Netflix as part of his massive deal with the streamer, the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel “Ratched,” quickly grabbed viewers’ attention to become Netflix’s most popular series this week.

“Schitt’s Creek” also surged in popularity after its Emmys sweep last Sunday, winning all seven of the comedy categories presented during the telecast, including best comedy series, direction, writing, and all four acting awards.

Netflix introduced daily top 10 lists of its most viewed movies and TV shows in February

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Battle Creek downtown development looks to regain momentum after COVID-19 delays

The Milton is seen by many Battle Creek residents as the centerpiece of downtown redevelopment on Michigan Avenue.



a person standing on a city street: Two men paint the outside of Café Rica on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich.


© Alyssa Keown | The Battle Creek Enquirer
Two men paint the outside of Café Rica on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich.

The first tenants moved into the renovated historic building’s apartments in January. The long-anticipated project was on track to be finished by June.  

Then, in March, everything came to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. 

“I had to actually stop construction,” developer Mark Harmsen said. “And then, once the governor allowed construction to start again, it took a while to get guys back to the site, so probably four months we got hurt.”  

Construction delays weren’t the only problem. People who had planned to move into the new apartments started calling to cancel. Harmsen said many had been hired by Kellogg or other businesses in town and

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Brush Creek toasts to early success in distilling business | News

SARATOGA — Before you can even make it to the Brush Creek Distillery to quaff a couple of their newly released spirits, chances are you’ll be escorted down a long basement tunnel, adorned with stone walls and arched ceilings reminiscent of medieval bridges.

To your right side, windows peering into one of the largest wine cellars you’ve ever seen — more than 30,000 bottles, ballpark figure. Interspersed on the other end, locked doors that lead into wine vaults — one of which leads to a hidden bar through a trapdoor.

You’ve never seen anything like it. Nor have you tasted anything like it.

At the end of the hallway, a kitchen. Head pastry chef and lead baker Keisha Sanderson, a Jamaican-born culinary expert recruited from a four-diamond and 5-star hotel in upstate New York, will likely give you a quick lesson on what it’s like to work with fresh ingredients

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Downtown Battle Creek developments look to regain momentum

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The Milton is seen by many Battle Creek residents as the centerpiece of downtown redevelopment on Michigan Avenue.

The first tenants moved into the renovated historic building’s apartments in January. The long-anticipated project was on track to be finished by June.  

Then, in March, everything came to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. 

“I had to actually stop construction,” developer Mark Harmsen said. “And then, once the governor allowed construction to start again, it took a while to get guys back to the site, so probably four months we got hurt.”  

Construction delays weren’t the only problem. People who had planned to move into the new apartments started calling to cancel. Harmsen said many had been hired by Kellogg or other businesses in town and no longer needed to be in Battle Creek for their jobs.  

The Milton is pictured on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich.

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Ex-WMU football player brings electric scooter business to Battle Creek

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Odell Miller is good at moving people.

His physical strength and determination earned the 2014 Gull Lake High School graduate an opportunity as a walk-on for the Western Michigan University football team, where he eventually became the Broncos’ starting tight end and earned the nickname “The Great Wall of Odell.”

Now, after a shot in the NFL, the Battle Creek native is trying to move people by way of his startup electric scooter rental company, Fly Rentals.

“Micro-mobility sharing is the future,” Miller said. “It’s good for the environment, good for the economy. It’s economically friendly. It’s a great way for students to get around campus… My goal is to grow bigger, but I want to grow slowly. I want to focus on mid-sized college campuses. I want to start in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek and slowly grow out.”

Odell Miller

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