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Bed bug treatment deals financial blow to Torres Shelter in Chico.

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By ASHLEY GEBB-Staff Writer POSTED:   11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM PST CHICO — November to January is peak donation season time for the Torres Shelter, and it could use support now more than ever before. After a bout with bed bugs and extensive efforts to eradicate the pests, the homeless shelter is grappling with depletion of its emergency funds and additional expenses as a result of policy changes to prevent another infestation. Shelter Supervisor Bill Slack said this week that the shelter would greatly benefit from monetary donations to support ongoing operational costs, which have increased in recent weeks. "It's just...

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