The Orion

Homelessness deserves real solutions

Homelessness deserves real solutions

Sean Daly

April 7, 2016

Here in Chico, a homeless aid program called Stairways Empowered Living helps homeless and the mentally ill, but a few factors separate them from most charity programs. Firstly, they help teach people how to escape homelessness while supporting them with shelter and food, and second, they are doing t...

Chico’s blind eye to the homeless

Chico’s blind eye to the homeless

Jeff Guzman

March 4, 2016

It seems like Chico’s homeless problem is getting worse by the day. Every time I see one of these people I get an upset feeling in my stomach, like something doesn’t sit right. There is some sort of problem that needs resolution. Any time I walk to sch...

Giving time, not money to charity

Prin Mayowa

April 13, 2014

I wish that Sarah McLachlan and her border collie spent less time trying to guilt me into giving money to abused and sheltered animals.I have my own dogs that need to be fed expensive Petco food and groomed, which costs hundreds of dollars every year.I don't know if anyone has noticed yet, but being a broke col...

Church to feed hungry near City Hall

Church to feed hungry near City Hall

Bill Hall

November 20, 2013

A local church that has been seeking a permit to continue feeding the hungry in the downtown plaza has reached a compromise with the city. Orchard Church’s sub-ministry, Church on the Street, has been hosting the feedings Sundays in the City Plaza for the last five years without a permit. In July,...

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