The Orion

Community advocacy can create city changes

Community advocacy can create city changes

March 8, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Orion editorial is the collaborative opinion of the entire editorial board.

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News, Uncategorized

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken...

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Madison Holmes

April 15, 2014


Filed under News

Katie Vaclavik, the owner of Katie’s Corner, was used to cleaning up urine and trash left by the homeless before opening her store each morning, she said. Before changing store locations from Third and Main streets to the Chico Mall on East 20th Street, Katie’s Corner was often the resting place...

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann

April 7, 2014


Filed under News

Even in under the recent rainy weather, some homeless in Chico remain outdoors. “I’ve stayed wet,” said Dove Story, a transient in Chico since 1987, in response to the heavy rainfall in the past several weeks. Story said she doesn't fit well in shelters. If she and her friends get ill ...

Chico dehumanizes homeless population

Zachary Phillips

February 4, 2014


Filed under Columns

In “Purgatorio,” part one of Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” the fourth level of purgatory is reserved for those afflicted by sloth — a lack of action in response to others’ needs. The men and women occupying this terrace are eternally tasked with constant movement, damned to never a...

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

December 11, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, News, Video

A overview of the homelessness issue in Chico and what business owners and city are doing about it. This piece was done over the course of a month. Producers | Eric Walker & Emily Bertolino Special Thanks | Jeff Barron

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