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Spirits were high in Chico for Dia de los Muertos

Spirits were high in Chico for Dia de los Muertos

Ulises Duenas

November 5, 2018

You don't need to be told when people are celebrating Dia de los Muertos. You don't need to see it either, you can smell it. You can hear it. It's a warm feeling that envelops you and leaves you feeling appreciative and grateful. Chicoween has become notorious, but this is the Fall holiday that's worth...

‘Diverse Minds’ showcases unique art for good cause

‘Diverse Minds’ showcases unique art for good cause

Alex Coba

November 5, 2018

Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center's "Diverse Minds" showcased its first art show at the Museum of Northern California Art in a gala Thursday."Diverse Minds" has been set up since 2015. Every year, since opening up, Diverse Minds has been producing a publication of art and writing for people in the me...

Wine Time hosts chamber music performances

Wine Time hosts chamber music performances

Alex Coba

November 4, 2018

Nothing's better than chamber music and wine. Four musicians from the North State Symphony played at Wine Time, a local family-owned and operated small-plate restaurant, Wednesday. The quartet played a variety of music by Mozart. “We played a bunch of quartets by Mozart," said Elizabeth Quiavey,...

The Maltese gets wild for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

The Maltese gets wild for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Grant Schmieding

November 2, 2018

The cash register clanged as people crowded the bar, bought drinks and cheered for the start of the show. The small bar was so packed that it looked like a fire hazard. With only a few booths and two rows of plastic chairs, most people were standing. The large mob, featuring many people dressed in racy l...

‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

Ulises Duenas

November 1, 2018

The wait is finally over. "Red Dead Redemption II" is here and everyone has been digging into it, to their heart's content. A game this big is bound to have some problems. While it definitely is not without its flaws, it's already proven to be one of the best open-world games ever made.The amount of de...

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Natalie Hanson, Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 30, 2018

One of the local traditions during the Halloween season, in Chico, is taking a trip to your nearest corn maze. The maze, offered by Country Pumpkins in Orland, located off of Highway 32, is perhaps the largest you'll find nearby. It offers a different, large and complex maze each year and scary ghouls an...

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Ricardo Tovar and Olyvia Simpson

October 30, 2018

Chico is famous for having a vibrant nightlife, one that entices and has a reach nationwide. The bar scene is a watering hole for those thirsty for social engagement but many don't have a formula that differs from one another. The Pour House in North Valley Plaza has a man, not a formula - Dean Waters, magic...

Halloween comics costume fest held at Collector’s Ink shop

Halloween comics costume fest held at Collector’s Ink shop

Alex Coba and Daelin Wofford

October 29, 2018

Collector's Ink, a local family-owned comic book shop with over one million comic books in stock, celebrated its 30 years of being open for business with a Halloween comic fest.Patrons were encouraged to come in a Halloween costume. Those who did were treated to a free comic book.“It's a free comic boo...

Catalyst hosts music event to honor domestic violence awareness

Catalyst hosts music event to honor domestic violence awareness

Alex Coba

October 29, 2018

The organization Catalyst brought the community together with its fourth annual “Love Is” Acoustic Showcase at La Salles in Downtown Chico. The event is hosted every year in October in honor of domestic violence awareness month.Catalyst plans a variety of events to bring awareness and educa...

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 29, 2018

While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any party down the block this October. Spooky season requires a little more variety, and we're here to...

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Grant Schmieding

October 28, 2018

Halloween is almost here and we're ready for new games of the season, with another podcast this week as we discuss our favorite scary video games. As video games progress rapidly through improving technology and increasing possibilities, horror games have been some of the most lucrative offerings in the me...

TV producer and writer shares journey through the entertainment industry

TV producer and writer shares journey through the entertainment industry

Grant Schmieding

October 26, 2018

From playing punk rock, practicing media law, managing a record label and radio broadcasting to writing and producing TV shows and movies, Joe Escalante has done it all. Escalante, founder of Kung Fu Records with a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, shared the story of his remarkable journey t...

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