Everybody’s business

Ole Ole Olelyn
That new weekend anchor—the fellow with the cool highlighted-looking hair—on KNVN/KHSL is Jerry Olelyn. He comes to Channels 12 and 24 from Lexington, Ky. He’s the husband of Kelli Saam, who joined the station in May. Besides anchoring, Olelyn is pulling reporter duties for some shifts.

Just when I learn how to pronounce “Saam” (sounds like “Saab”), along comes Olelyn (sounds like “O’Lennon,” near as I can tell).

And no, I don’t know why we always seem to feel the need to comment on the on-air talent’s hair. It just seems to happen naturally.

Where Warehouse
Weekend Warehouse, a shop that sells swimsuits, formalwear and other women’s clothing items, is moving downtown after many years occupying a space near Sears. They’ll take over the spot most recently occupied by Kat’s Meow and Brambley Cottage in the Garden Walk Mall.

The lease was signed July 8 and the store should be moving in this fall, said Tom Hall, who owns the Garden Walk.

Sellers’ market
There are several interesting Butte County businesses listed for sale at www.bizben.com, one of my favorite sites for gathering news tips and generating angry phone calls. (To which I say, if you don’t want people to know you’re selling your business, quit advertising it online.)

Want to buy an “upscale dinner house” with a bar area? It’s located somewhere in Butte County and going for $400,000. You might recognize this converted Spanish-style ranch house with a patio area and “The Best Quality Seafood And Steaks In The Area.” (They capitalize everything in these ads; I don’t know why.)

How about a motorcycle shop in the Chico area, specializing in Harley Davidson repairs? Only $45,000.

Thinking about getting into the fish and aquarium business? Someone in the county is passing along this one, located in a strip mall, to someone willing to pay $120,000 not counting the inventory.

There’s also a couple of car washes for sale, a circuit board manufacturer, a furniture store, a marine repair shop, a Quiznos, a Subway and a “Well Known Gift Shop Located In High Traffic Area.”

Sound of silence
After 10 years in business, Sound Source is closing.

Owners Chuck and Danielle Mahar announced the decision on July 12. The store, which moved to 824 Oroville Ave. a few years ago, will close on Aug. 31.

“Chuck will start a new, smaller business centered on buying and selling vintage and high-end instruments only,” a press release stated.

Trust in this
It’s not too late to snag a spot in a conservation easement workshop hosted by Northern California Regional Land Trust. It’s taking place Friday, July 17, at the CARD Center on Vallombrosa and is expected to draw dozens of farmers, city and county planners, tribal members and general landowners.

Besides keeping land safe from development “forever,” land trust Executive Director Calli-Jane Burch said conservation easements are popular because they “can be financially advantageous for tax purposes.”

An array of scheduled speakers includes experts from The Natural Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and more. It’s from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the $15 registration fee includes lunch.

The land trust, which oversees 12 easements covered 450 acres in Butte County, is online at www.landconservation.org.