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Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Grant Schmieding

September 12, 2018


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It’s quiet at the Thursday Night Market - most of the vendors are still setting up. Low guitar hums in the background as pedestrians move lazily through the blocked-off streets. The sound of loud bass and pop music rip through the air and drown out the local melody. Mike Griffith, otherwise known...

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Brian Luong and Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018


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With "Small Town Big Sound" Uncle Dad’s Art Collective spotlighted Northern California musical talent and toured four towns in their 4th annual showcase this weekend. The Collective, comprised of over 40 different artists in the North State, received over 100 submissions after opening their applications up in February. They event...

Chico’s Thursday Night Market offers a variety of choices

Chico’s Thursday Night Market offers a variety of choices

Yaritza Ayon

September 11, 2018


Filed under Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

If you’re new to Chico or just want to know the town in a nutshell, the Thursday night market is the place to go. Located on Broadway St. between 2nd and 5th St., the market gives off a real feel of Chico and its residents. Although most farmers markets are known for vendors with solely, locally...

Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

Yaritza Ayon

September 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Interactive Map, Mobile Headlines, News

A black bear was sighted in Chico on Sunday, a little after midnight. According to a press release from Chico Police, the black bear was spotted by a Chico citizen driving through Notre Dame Boulevard at Forest Avenue. The citizen saw the large black bear in the roadway of Lowe’s Home Improvement....

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Mathew Miranda

September 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, Mobile Headlines, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Dutch Bros may reign supreme in the minds of Chico State students, but ask almost any local at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and they will tell you which coffee stand is quickly becoming one of the best in town. Although the coffee is the primary reason people return to Shift Bicycle Cafe, its unique design is what initia...

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


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Different kinds of concerts have different vibes, and there are no concerts quite like hip-hop concerts, for better or for worse. The Chico Women's Club hosted a concert on Friday featuring local artists that all have roots in the Chico area. Artists including Apollo Snow, Osho Brown, Efren Trevino...

Butte Creek Country Club’s Duck Derby tests kids duck luck

Butte Creek Country Club’s Duck Derby tests kids duck luck

Christian Solis

August 31, 2018


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Families from across Chico came to Butte Creek Country Club to compete in the third annual Duck Derby, on Thursday, Aug 30.Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

Chico air quality index reaches unhealthy levels for sensitive groups

Chico air quality index reaches unhealthy levels for sensitive groups

Brian Luong

August 26, 2018


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While record-breaking sized wildfires continue to burn across the state, side effects on air quality are already being felt as students return to Chico for fall semester. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Chico reached a level considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” Friday, according to the Env...

Honey Run Covered Bridge: Historic Hangout Spot

Honey Run Covered Bridge: Historic Hangout Spot

Courtney Chapman

May 15, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico seems to be quite the hub for historic points of interest with over 27 listings on the National Registry of Historic Places. The NRHP is responsible for listing historic and prehistoric places in the United States that are worth preserving. One of these places just so happens to be Chico's very...

Explore Upper Bidwell Park with a day trip on the Yahi Trail

Explore Upper Bidwell Park with a day trip on the Yahi Trail

Katalina Santamaria

May 8, 2018


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Located in Upper Bidwell Park, roughly 10 minutes outside of Downtown Chico, the Yahi Trail is a simple, yet exciting hike that leads to Chico’s beloved Bear Hole. There are various ways to get to Bear Hole, such as simply driving on the road from Monkey Face, but the Yahi Trail leads for an adventurous...

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018


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People filled the city plaza in downtown Chico Friday night to enjoy the return of Chico's Friday Night Concerts. For the 41st year, free shows with live music will be put on by the Downtown Chico Business Association in the city plaza every Friday night throughout the summer. The shows start at...

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

Mathew Miranda

May 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

According to a list created by alarms.org, Chico State ranks as the 164th safest college campus in the nation. Alarms.org, a national council for home safety and security, created a list called of Safest College Campuses in America for 2018. The group used the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Securit...

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