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Name: Katie Baines.
Family: Dad, Victor Baines.
Occupation: Student at Butte College, studying nursing, and work at Round Table Pizza in Marysville
Hobbies, interests: I would like to be able to get outside more and hike around. I like to walk my dog, Rufus.
What is your goal for the new year? To be happy by myself. I'm a very dependent person and I have to learn to be happy by myself.
Where do you get your news? Radio and Internet.
What brought you to the Mid-Valley area? Born here — I moved away from Marysville about 21⁄2 years ago.
What do you like about the Yuba-Sutter area? The waterfronts, the rivers. I just drive past the river all the time and want to go there. I used to float (down) the river every day.
If you had the opportunity, where would you like to live for a year? San Francisco. I've always been around here, so the city would be a change. It's got a different energy.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? I went to a Madonna concert in San Jose — I was about 20 feet away from her.
What would you do with a million dollars? I would pay for school and save for my future children.
Where is your dream vacation? Bali.
Who has had a strong influence in your life? My niece.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A marine biologist or anesthesiologist — I've always been into biology.
What is your dream job? Surgeon.
What would you like to see different in the community? I would like to see more people shopping at the mom and pop stores — If you live here, shop here.
What do you like about yourself? I like that I have a good family. And I won over my boyfriend.
What are you currently reading? "Brave New World."
What movie stops you while you're flipping through the TV channels? "Rent."
Favorite television show: "The Big Bang Theory."
Favorite sports team: San Francisco Giants.