Tercius Bufete

Designer, Photographer, Writer


Tercius Bufete

Multimedia journalist with an obsession with alternative storytelling.


Locally Sourced: Sweet, Sauerkraut

Inside the kitchen of a red, converted warehouse in Humboldt Avenue, two figures stand each with a wooden citrus reamer and a grapefruit in their gloved-hands, squeezing the fruit’s pinkish pulpy juice into a shiny aluminum bowl. It’s not glamorous work, more tedious than anything else, but it’s the kind of work Carlos Gonzales prefers.
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Adoption Choices of Northern California Founder: "I've Never Met A Birth Mom That Didn't Care"

When Marikathryn Hendrix was 23 her life was a mess. She and her husband were separated and divorce was looming: she had been juggling raising her child, going to school and working. So, like many women who find themselves contemplating adoption, Hendrix had a difficult choice to make. "And I really had to think about what was going to be best for both of my kids — the one that wasn't born yet, and the one I was raising," she said.
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North State Immigrants Face Hurdles, Exploitation

Dozens of undocumented immigrants assembled in Chico's St. John the Baptist Church last week seeking information and clarity. The source of the confusion: President Obama's recent executive action granting driver’s licenses, work authorizations and deportation relief to those qualified. The Northern California Immigrant Resource Center has hosted these sessions all over the North State hoping to quell the spread of misinformation and prevent people from being taken advantage of.
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Locally Sourced: New Chico restaurant offers ancient cuisine with modern spin

In a mixer fitted with a dough hook, add water and yeast mixture and dry ingredients. Mix on low speed until dough pulls off of the bowl. Continue mixing for 5-7 minutes until dough is soft, tacky and gluten window is achieved. Keep in warm place and allow to double in size, approximately 20 minutes.
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Locally Sourced: Chico Chai a brewing success

Add Loose Leaf Red Chico Chai, reduce to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes. Using a kitchen strainer or cheesecloth, strain the liquid into another pot. Add the sugar and molasses and stir with a whisk until completely dissolved. Pour into a mug, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon.
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Despite Legality, Stealing Recyclables Remains Viable Option

On a recent Friday morning in Chico, Mario Morales and Geri Fredricksen hauled a black plastic bag filled with aluminum cans and glass bottles toward Fair Street. It wasn’t a bad morning for business as far as Morales was concerned. Most days for the past two years, side-by-side, Morales and Fredricksen rummaged through bin after bin searching for recyclables to exchange for a meager sum at Fair Street Recycling.
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Locally Sourced: No utensils necessary for Inday’s Filipino Food

Chico >> There are no spoons and forks at Inday’s Filipino Food. There aren’t even plates. Visitors have to eat with their hands, or Kamayan-style. It’s a foreign concept for many around here, but that’s the point, says co-owner Ethel (née Cabahit) Geiger, affectionally called “Inday.”. “At first, I had to teach people: flatten your rice, scoop this, put it on top, make a little bowl with your fingers, and shovel it in,” Inday said gesturing the proper technique to eating with your hands.
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Locally Sourced: Baking is a science for Tin Roof

The bread-making process is complex, finicky and weird, if you believe Tin Roof Bakery and Cafe’s 28-year-old general manager and head baker Jordan Vogel. “You’re taking something that’s dead, adding life to it, then killing it again, and then giving it back to somebody,” Vogel said. “And that becomes a part of them.”.
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Year Of The Goat: Chico's Butcher Shop 2015

Slow Theatre hosted the annual outdoor festival The Butcher Shop over the Labor Day weekend, showcasing original performance art from the Chico community.
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Fun At The Fair: Chico's Silver Dollar Fair In Photos

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Drought Drives Up Local Produce Prices

Farmers market-goers may start seeing higher prices the next time they visit. It’s a basic principle of economics: when quantity decreases, price increases. Due to the ongoing drought, not only is there less produce, but the season is also shorter, there’s less water to go around, and some farmers have had to deepen their wells.
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Starving Student: Vow to hunt down shawarma materializes at Petra's

When humanity's future was on the brink of annihilation, a genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist looked death in the eyes, refused and repelled a formidable alien force. After he fell from the sky, his damaged heart only seconds recovered from the fall, he only desired one thing: shawarma. After Joss Whedon's opus came to a close and the second post-credits scene rolled, I took a solemn vow to hunt down this culinary enigma and claim it for myself.
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Tercius Bufete

A graduate from California State University, Chico, he majored in Journalism and completed a photography minor. He designs newspapers for NorCal Design Center, contributes to North State Public Radio and a part-time features writer for the ChicoER.



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