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Friday's concert featured a performance from the Fritz, a local Chico band. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Josiah Nicholl // May 5, 2018

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...

A morning breakfast, followed by prayer, was held Thursday at Grace Community Church before the downtown events. Photo courtesy Shawna Burhans.

Chico residents unite in city plaza for national day of prayer

Josh Cozine // May 4, 2018

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...

Thursday Night Market returns April 6. Image courtesy of Stephanie Yunker.

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Ariel Hernandez // March 30, 2014

The Thursday Night Market is aiming to clean up more than just your diet this summer. The market starts from 6-9 p.m. April 3 and runs rain or shine until Sept. 25. The market houses more than 100...

Chico dehumanizes homeless population

Zachary Phillips // February 4, 2014

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...

Zombie dancers thrill plaza spectators

Zombie dancers thrill plaza spectators

Megan Bowser // October 28, 2013

A mob of more than 170 zombies descended on City Plaza on Saturday for Thrill The World, an international event where participants dress up as zombies and simultaneously dance to Michael Jackson’s...

“Pumpkinheads” vie for cash prize

Christine Lee // October 25, 2013

People stood on crates like scarecrows with pumpkins for heads under the blazing sun in the downtown plaza to win $1,000 last Saturday.Z-ROCK-FM’s 17th annual Pumpkinhead contest started at around...

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