Laura's Blog

Real Estate Agent - W. M. Campbell Real Estate
My goal is to produce an interesting blog which addresses not only issues regarding real estate, but life in our quaint little Northern California town, home of the beautiful Bidwell Park (one of the largest municipal parks in the country!) and Chico State University.
What is lovelier than Chico in springtime? Well known as one of the best almond- (or "a-min," rhyming with "salmon," as locals pronounce it) growing areas in the world, Chico and the surrounding agricultural areas are virtually bursting with white and pink blossoms. In addition to the nut trees, ...
Ok, now THIS is amazing. Half-awake, listening to NPR this morning, I heard a bit about researchers being able to analyze a person's HAIR to trace the history of where they've been. Utah scientists have been researching isotopes in rainwater, mapping geographic differences, which show up in drink...
This 1940s "charmer" is located on one of my absolute favorite streets in Chico, E. Sacramento Ave. (I "scored" big time with my very first listing on this street 20 years ago!) Listed at $449,000, this sweet thing features original tile, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, tons of storage, la...
Today in Chico the First Annual "Tour de Ed" fundraiser was held to help raise money for the Chico Cyclist Care Fund (recently created to help cyclists who sustain injuries while bicycling). This fundraising bike ride is named for Ed McLaughlin (pictured), local bicyling legend, who suffered a s...
POSTAGE IS GOING UP AGAIN! On May12, 2008, postage is going up one cent on first class stamps. However, if you purchase stamps now at 41 cents with the"forever liberty bell" logo, you can send your mail after May12 with them being honored for the 41 cents you already paid. It's time to stock up o...
What's strong enough to hold 20 pounds, small enough to fit in your purse (or on your belt) and can help save the planet? It's the affordable, handy, chic ChicoBag! I keep a ChicoBag in my purse and another one in my car for those quick stops at the grocery store.Developed by one of our own local...
Having read this book, Getting Things Done (The Art of Stress-Free Productivity), late last year, I wasn't surprised to hear in a review today on NPR that "Tech Junkies" have embraced some of the concepts and applied them to the Wonderful World of Computers. "GTD," as the book (and method) is app...
Son Kiel seems to be pursuing his stand-up comedy career with the same passion he has shown for (among other things) golf, acting, and crossword puzzles (not necessarily in that order). He's networking, making new friends, and has even been learning the ropes producing shows. I enjoyed my first t...
North State Symphony Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the North State Symphony "Dance Mix" concert at the CSUC Laxson Auditorium. This concert was beautifully performed by accomplished musicians from throughout Northern California and masterfully conducted by Music Director Kyle Wiley Pick...
It's been my pleasure and honor the past 10 years to be a member of Soroptimist International of Chico , a local chapter of this phenomenal worldwide service group. The mission statement of Soroptimist International reads: "Soroptimist is a world wide organization for women in management and prof...

Laura Burghardt

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