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Juneteenth rally for justice and healing in Chico

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June 24, 2020

Chico celebrated Juneteenth on Friday with back-to-back events. The first focused on building better relations with Chico police while the second included speakers seeking to defund the police and demanding...

Memorial celebrates life of Desmond Phillips

David Phillips spoke about the need for better police training when responding to the mentally ill Photo credit: Josh Cozine
March 17, 2018

One year after the death of a local Chico man, Desmond Phillips, family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate his life. Those gathered also remembered the incident leading to his death,...

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Justice for Desmond Phillips