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Chico City Council Building on Sept. 2, 2020

City council explores new approaches to homelessness, lethal force

Kelsey Ogle, Arts & Entertainment Editor // April 9, 2021

Several approaches to the mental health aspects of homelessness, police brutality and lethal force were discussed and debated in Tuesday night's city council meeting. However, the only specific decisions...

The Drunken Dumpling gang, ready to please your palate.

Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without...

South side of city council building

Affordable housing in Chico prioritized

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 15, 2021

More affordable housing in Chico is on the way. The Chico Housing Action Team was granted nearly $300,000 to lease a property for non-congregate housing on Feb. 2. The grant will also benefit low-income...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Chico State lays out plan for returning to face-to-face instruction

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 11, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson predicts that 20% to 30% of classes in Fall 2021 will be held in-person while the remainder of classes will be held virtually or in a hybrid environment. Hutchinson...

Chico Scrap Metal remains at its 20th Street location despite city rezoning ordinances. February 2, 2021.

Chico Scrap Metal controversy continues

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 4, 2021

Citizen protests and ongoing litigation remain a nuisance for Chico’s sole remaining scrap metal and recycling center, suggesting an uncertain future for the city’s disposal service needs. Chico...

Aaron Rodgers: the man from Chico

Aaron Rodgers: the man from Chico

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 2, 2020

Aaron Rodgers is the current quarterback for the Green Bay Packers out of Wisconsin. Rodgers was born in Chico and before entering the NFL, played football at Butte Community College and UC Berkeley. Rodgers...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Man found dead in creek

Keyla De Los Santos // April 25, 2020

On April 24 at 11:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department received a phone call reporting a man who had fallen in the creek behind 25 Main St. according to a CPD press release. When officers arrived at...

Small businesses in Chico are struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

Marco Day, Staff Writer // April 19, 2020

Local businesses are struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to apply for federal aid to continue operations. There are two programs in California developed for small businesses to obtain...

Chico PD responds to home invasion report

Chico PD responds to home invasion report

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

On Feb. 29 at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Chico Police Department Dispatch Center received a report that there was a home invasion robbery that had occurred on the 500 block of El Reno Drive, according...

Shooting outside Chico motel

Shooting outside Chico motel

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

A suspect is in custody after allegedly firing four shots outside the Motel 6 located at 665 Manzanita Court.  The suspect was identified as Michael Austin Sans Cartier-Ward who  was attempting...

A sign that reads, “Would u give a suicidal persona gun? Then why give an addict a syringe?

Hundreds of Chico citizens show up for needle protest

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

A deafening crowd of protesters clogged the sidewalk and steps around the Chico City Council chambers to show discontempt for the North Valley Harm Reduction Coalition on the corner of East Fourth and...

A then and now picture comparison of Marthe Cohn.

French-Jewish Holocaust survivor inspires Chico audience

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 13, 2020

As a 99-year-old lady standing less than five feet tall, Marthe Cohn doesn’t bestow a very imposing figure. But the impact she made on the hearts and minds of those in attendance at the Performing Arts...

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