Teresa Larson

Teresa Larson

Real estate

Century 21 Jeffries Lydon’s Teresa Larson continues to rack up the awards. At the Feb. 24 Century 21 Sacramento Brokers Council Awards Dinner, she was presented with awards for: Quality Service Agent; Centurion Agent, Master Diamond Level; Outstanding Producer and runner-up Associate of the Year for 2000.


Chico State University has hired Polly Crabtree as its new assistant director of Alumni and Parent Relations. That position was previously held by Sue Anderson, who moved up to the director role last fall. Crabtree, who graduated from Chico State in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, has been working in the retail industry—most recently as a Meryvn’s team manager who was in charge of community relations. Now, she’ll help support the alumni membership and coordinate events and activities.

Margaret Schmidt

Dave Waddell, a professor in Chico State’s Journalism Department, has been named a 2001 Institute for Journalism Excellence Fellow by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He’ll have a six-week-long reporting residency at the Sacramento Bee this summer and also attend American Press Institute seminars.


The North Valley Community Foundation has named Margaret Schmidt as its new executive director. Schmidt, formerly a marketing manager with Bob Linscheid & Associates, joined the foundation in October 2000 as the fund development director. The resignation in December 2000 of Bill Hubbard made vacant the top position in the organization, which solicits and manages endowment funds that are ultimately distributed among nonprofit ventures in the North Valley.


Candy Bouquet has opened a new location, at 1722 Mangrove Avenue in Chico. Owners Kent and Ann Howard will sell bouquets that, instead of flowers, include imported candies and chocolates. There are also fresh fudge, gift baskets and more—all of which can be ordered and wired to a gift recipient via one of the international company’s 500 locations. Candy Bouquet also partners with schools and other nonprofits for fund-raising.


Gov. Gray Davis has announced the distribution of $14.3 million in 28 grants to help senior citizens with nursing home care by preventing or delaying the need for long-term care through education and health-improvement efforts and caregiver support. Butte County is getting $100,000, while $496,938 will go to Home Health Care Management Inc. (CHP PLUS) in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties.