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DACA webinar provides clarity and information

DACA webinar provides clarity and information

Nate Rettinger

February 8, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The Dream Center participated in a webinar put on by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center on Tuesday morning. The presentation went over the current state of the DACA program, litigation preventing the cancelation of the program and best practices for renewing a DACA application.There are currently 10 nationwide cases fighting against a shut down of the DACA program, including Batalla Vidal v. ...

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Julian Mendoza and Josh Cozine

February 1, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Cars and trailers leaving the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds slowed towards the end of the day Thursday, the day slated as a soft deadline for emptying the grounds, as those staying at the shelter continued to reach lower numbers. According to Stephen Walsh, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross at...

Cop Watch meeting held at Blackbird Cafe, holds police officers “accountable”

Cop Watch meeting held at Blackbird Cafe, holds police officers “accountable”

Kendall George

January 31, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Cop Watch, an international organization started in Berkeley during 1990, has found its way to Chico. The first meeting was held Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blackbird Cafe. According to event organizers Marin Hambley and Rain Scher, the main goal of Cop Watch Chico is to bring awareness to communit...

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Julian Mendoza

January 30, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Visuals

On Monday, the California Homeless Union, along with locals in support, protested in front of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico in response to the shelter closing on Jan. 31. "We actually had an agreement with some of the Red Cross officials so we could have access and they we reneged on that...

Red Cross Camp Fire shelter to close Jan. 31

Red Cross Camp Fire shelter to close Jan. 31

Kendall George and Christian Solis

January 29, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Walking into the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico looks quite different from four months ago. Once a place for carnival rides and horse racing, it has turned into a National Emergency Red Cross shelter for victims of the Camp Fire.Since Nov. 8, this emergency shelter has been home to up to 657 victi...

Death Cafe encourages healthy conversations about dying

Death Cafe encourages healthy conversations about dying

Brian Luong

January 29, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Participants in the Death Cafe discussed the often-taboo topic of death over drinks and snacks on Monday afternoon at the Chico Branch Library.The monthly event, hosted by volunteers Donna Wilson, Stephen Kathriner and Dan Shoemaker, covered a variety of death-related topics. The topics covered not only ...

Phase II of Camp Fire debris removal to begin Tuesday

Phase II of Camp Fire debris removal to begin Tuesday

Olyvia Simpson

January 29, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Dozens gathered at Elk's Lodge Monday night to hear the status of debris clean-up in Paradise and surrounding areas. With the Camp Fire breaking out almost three months ago on November 8, many were concerned with how much longer the road to recovery would be. “The goal we’re shooting for is 12...

Wells Fargo donates $3.25 million for Camp Fire victims

Wells Fargo donates $3.25 million for Camp Fire victims

Julian Mendoza

January 26, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

$2 million to go towards helping Camp Fire victims find housing, remaining to help small businesses rebuildOn Friday, Wells Fargo announced that $3.25 million would be donated to support Butte County for Camp Fire relief in conjunction with the Butte Strong Fund.The announcement took place in the Old...

Martin Luther King Jr. March raises public awareness of social issues

Martin Luther King Jr. March raises public awareness of social issues

Julian Mendoza and Kendall George

January 21, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. March took place Sunday. The tradition was originally started by an African American group of women called "Essence Women" who have since passed the event to different local groups. The event took place in the Chico City Plaza and Trinity United Methodist Ch...

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Kendall George

January 19, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase, Visuals

Early Saturday morning, Chico residents filled the city plaza for the third annual Chico Women’s March. People took to the downtown streets to stand in solidarity for women’s rights, climate change and intersectionality. This event comes just three months after the Camp Fire left Paradi...

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Josh Cozine

December 21, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck, reporters from The Orion all began shooting videos and pictures, slowly moving further up the road,...

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon

December 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Pacific Gas and Electric Company workers have experienced loss of homes, emotional trauma and acceptance from Paradise residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire destruction.PG&E employees went up to Paradise, days after the fire, trying to restore gas and electricity for the community.“It w...

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