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The Urgency to Fight the Pandemic is gone, but it’s far from over

The Urgency to Fight the Pandemic is gone, but it’s far from over
December 13, 2020

People seem to have given up on the battle to defeat coronavirus. With the nation nearing nine months of battling a terrifying disease, a lack of care and the introduction of cold weather are making a...

9 Easy steps to screen print at home

9 Easy steps to screen print at home
December 11, 2020

Supplies! - A wood embroidery hoop  - Silk screen mesh - Screen filler - Ink - A scraper  Step 1. Plan and draw out your design.  Step 2. Stretch your silk screen...

Dreaming of Christmas as Stay-At-Home Orders Go Into Effect

Graphic made by Erin Holve
December 11, 2020

A new stay-at-home order revealed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom will enforce additional restrictions to five regions — Northern California, the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, the San Joaquin Valley...

An audiophile’s relationship with vinyl and only vinyl

Part of Jeff Howse's extensive vinyl records collection
December 10, 2020

A few dozen crates sat in the driveway of Jeff Howse’s house as the hum of a futuristic ’80s song swirled through the quiet neighborhood from his speakers. My ears warmed as I peeled through the crates...

California App Aims to Notify Users of Potential Coronavirus Exposure

Graphic made by Jack Lewis
December 9, 2020

California’s COVID-19 cases are surging yet again. With the majority of the state shut down with stay at home orders and nearly 30,000 new cases announced Sunday, state officials have announced a new...

In First Interview since the Presidential Election, Bartiromo gives Trump a Free Pass

Graphic made by Jack Lewis
December 6, 2020

President Donald J.Trump hasn’t done a whole lot since losing the election. He’s largely moved from the Oval Office to the residency, sulking and asking aides and advisors if they believe he had the...

Playing the Weight Game

Playing the Weight Game
December 3, 2020

Weight issues have been a constant companion for a good majority of my life. The pandemic and quarantine have not helped in stamping down my loathsome views of my body.  Thanksgiving came along...

The deceiving reality of an abusive relationship

Drawing made by Melissa Joseph
November 30, 2020

He stood what seemed like millimeters from my face.  I heard the excess spit in his cheeks, subtly slurring his speech. He smelled exactly as he did a year ago, besides a slight hint of whiskey...

It’s About Time Our City Council Has New Leaders

Chico City Council Building on Sept. 2, 2020
November 20, 2020

With used needles being found scattered throughout our city in public parks, creeks and elementary schools, and homeless encampments taking over our gorgeous parks, it’s about time we had a change of...

Saying Goodbye, Death’s Lasting Effects

Graphic by Erin Holve
November 20, 2020

On Saturday at 12:30 a.m. a horrible car accident happened on Highway 99. Five big rigs and five cars were involved.  There have been three confirmed deaths. One of those deaths was a friend and...

Michael Bay Wastes No Time Making a Profit Off of the Pandemic

Graphic made by Erin Holve
November 19, 2020

There are those times when you think, maybe the crazy conspiracy people aren’t completely wrong. It’s like the chance of getting bitten by a shark, 1 in 2.75 million, it’s extremely rare.  A...

The never ending possibility of becoming my mother

The never ending possibility of becoming my mother
November 19, 2020

I remember the day my mom told me she was addicted to meth.  My pale legs lazily slumped against the car door as my head rested on the window.  It was an early afternoon in August. I was...

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