The Orion

Mike G takes insults for a good cause, raising money for Camp Fire survivors

Comedian TJ Hudson gave the

Olyvia Simpson

February 25, 2019

What would it take for you to sit in front of an audience and be publicly ridiculed in the name of comedy? For Mike Griffith, also known as “Mike G Ride,” it took having both a winning personality and it being for a good cause — raising money for Camp Fire victims. The comedy roast of the Chico...

Memorial celebrates life of Desmond Phillips

David Phillips spoke about the need for better police training when responding to the mentally ill Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

March 17, 2018

One year after the death of a local Chico man, Desmond Phillips, family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate his life. Those gathered also remembered the incident leading to his death, and vocalized their continued efforts to increase police accountability.Desmond Phillips was 25 at the time ...

Chico Women’s Club holding fashion show

The Chico Women's Club is holding a fashion show this weekend. Photo credit: Yang Dai

Yang Dai

April 9, 2016

Jointly held by the Chico Women's Club and Pleasant Valley High School students, an environmental protection-themed catwalk will be held on April 10 at the Chico Women's Club on 592 E. Third St. Over 60 students from Pleasant Valley High School are going to take part in this catwalk wearing the cloth...

Bernie fans to host free registration event with live music

Photo courtesy of Bernie 2016.

Molly Sullivan

March 25, 2016

Local bands will be performing at a voter registration event to support Bernie Sanders and encourage eligible voters to register in time for the California primary election. “Bands for Bernie” will feature performances from Get Foxy, Holly Taylor's Jazz Combo, The Moes Family Band, Thick and ...

Q&A: Big Mo on children’s tales, blues

Photo courtesy of Maurice Huffman

Michael Quiring

November 3, 2014

Local blues musician Maurice Huffman of Big Mo & The Full Moon Band dished about his upcoming children's book, dream musical project and being part of the best blues band in Chico. The band's next performance will be Dec. 19 at the Chico Women's Club.The Orion: How did Big Mo & The Full Moon Ba...

Community gathers for global folk dance

People come together at the Chico Women's Club on Friday night for international folk dancing. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Sarah Scharf

March 8, 2014

Folk dance's traditional origins make it a great way to enjoy a part of a culture that has existed for generations. Members of the Chico World Dancers and others gathered at the Chico Women's Club on Friday night to enjoy the community feel of folk dances from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and many other Eastern European countries an...

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