The Orion

Formula for a safe float: fewer people, less booze

September 7, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

About 7,000 fewer people showed up to the Labor Day float this year compared to the year before, probably because of the alcohol ban imposed by both Butte and Glenn counties. This year, only 3,000 people attended the float. Compare that to last year’s festivities on the Sacramento River, which had...

Fights only perpetuate our 'party school' reputation

Fights only perpetuate our 'party school' reputation

August 31, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Fights happen, but when the mob is so big that police can’t protect people, something is seriously wrong. Just after midnight on Aug. 24, the Chico Police Department responded to a party that had grown out of control on the 600 block of Ivy Street. When officers moved in to control the scen...

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