The Orion

Son destroys property after being asked to move out

Carlos Islas

September 21, 2015

Chico Police Department Call type: Suspicious subject, Friday 8:08 a.m., E. 20th Street Transient female was sitting next to reporting party’s daughter’s car. Reporting party asked her to leave and the subject spat on her car. Subject left through alley toward C Street. Call type: Suspicious s...

A tale of two schools

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Joseph Rogers

January 21, 2015

It's not news that Chico State students have a bad reputation in the area. Holidays like Saint Patrick's Day, Labor Day and Memorial Day have been flooded with stories of students behaving badly.I guess we forgot that we have a sibling college nearby: Butte College.Over half of the Butte College bus rou...

Aaron Rodgers keeps raising the bar

Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Kevin Lucena

January 19, 2015

When Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers stepped onto the Pleasant Valley High School campus in the fall of 1997 he was only 5-foot-2 and 130 pounds. Now standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 225 pounds, the Chico native is the favorite to win his second NFL MVP award after leading Green Bay to a f...

Q&A: Lisa Valentine on morbid poets, iced crotches

Lisa Valentine, an award-winning local singer-songwriter, is inspired by old blues greats like Sam Cooke and poets like Robert Frost and Dorothy Parker. She shares her song

Jeffrey Fox

December 3, 2014

Local soul and R&B; singer Lisa Valentine grabbed a coffee and chatted with with The Orion about being raised by her mother and grandmother, the irony of her stage name and how she writes such soulful tunes Tuesday at Empire Coffee. How long have you been a singer-songwriter? I've been playing and writing songs since I was...

Student by day, stripper by night

Anya, a Butte College student, shows off her dance moves at Centerfold strip club Sunday night. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Yessenia Funes

April 30, 2014

When the club lulls without an audience to see her black, 5-inch go-go shoes click-clack to The Black Keys, Anya heads behind the curtain to squeeze in some studying.Anya, a 25-year-old stripper at Centerfolds in Chico, hopes to become a registered nurse one day. She's working on her nursing prerequisites at Butte C...

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Fate of farmer's market pending

Christine Lee

April 8, 2014

Chico’s Saturday farmers market will close down by the end of this year if a ballot initiative to keep it operating does not pass. The Chico Certified Farmers Market franchise proposed a ballot initiative to keep the downtown morning market open for six more years after its lease ends in December. Market supporters have been colle...

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