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Chico residents unite in city plaza for national day of prayer

Chico residents unite in city plaza for national day of prayer

Josh Cozine

May 4, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Hundreds of Chicoans from dozens of local churches from all Christian denominations showed up Thursday at the city plaza to pray together for unity, and for the community. The congregation was Chico’s take on the National Day of Prayer, which has taken place the first Thursday of May since 1952...

Hundreds walk to prevent suicide

Hundreds walk to prevent suicide

Kyla Linville

October 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Over 200 event goers participated in the seventh annual Out of the Darkness community walk at the city plaza Oct. 15. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention puts on the event in hopes to “save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.” “This foundation is the largest non-profit...

Crowd gathers downtown to honor late tai chi grandmaster

Crowd gathers downtown to honor late tai chi grandmaster

James Groh

February 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

Martial arts devotees came together at City Plaza on Sunday to practice tai chi in memory of the late Lenny Vavallette in what was dubbed Sifu Lenny Day. The gathering was organized by Vavallette’s martial arts successor, Farshad Azad, the owner of Azad's Martial Arts Family Center in Chico. ...

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Taylor Sinclair

September 30, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=35995]Photos by Brandon Foster "His name was Dustin and he was the funniest, happiest person I had met," said Ariel Ellis, a psychology graduate student. Ellis lost her friend to suicide in high school. She payed tribute to him alongside many who suffered from losing someone to suicide. Chi...

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