The Orion

Chico’s 30th Annual Parade of Lights

The Pirate ship was one of the tallest floats in the parade Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza

October 9, 2019

As the sun began setting down, the sky continued to get darker while downtown Chico cleared the streets with parade workers blocking of portions of downtown. Some parade floats would be coming in from college town, where the would head North-East towards West 3rd Street. Nearly everything from the attendees, ...

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

Christian Solis

October 9, 2019 This week on The Orion Newscast, Butte Environmental Council commissions a new mural and our very own Angel Ortega reviews the controversial movie, Joker. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

The Orion’s weekly newscast Oct. 17

A Chico Unified School District bus proves at the Chico Parade of Lights that creativity does not stop with light decorations as any vehicle or object can be used as well. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Alex Grant, Christian Solis, and Alejandra Fraga

October 18, 2018

On this week's newscast, six stories are recapped by anchors Christian Solis and Alejandra Fraga. The story headlines listed below are organized by the time they appear in the newscast. 1) City council candidates converse on Chico concerns (0:06) 2) Students learn about civic engagement during...

Chico Parade of Lights illuminates the town

A Chico Unified School District bus proves that creativity does not stop with the light decor, but any vehicle can be used as well. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Justin Jackson

October 14, 2018

Downtown Chico, was lit up with rockets, bands and even baby sharks. Chico held its 29th Annual Parade of Lights, Saturday, where high school bands, local businesses and families came out to show their talents and see who could shine the brightest.In the pre-parade, parents lined the edges of the stree...

Chico community sparkles in electric light parade

This years Parade of Lights was themed on books. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

October 8, 2017

The 28th annual Parade of Lights spotlighted Chico's past and present heritage on Saturday night.   This year's theme was Magical Adventures in Books. Floats for over 50 businesses and organizations in Chico were featured, inspired by books from the Harry Potter series, to Dr. Seuss's book...

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