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The Plant Barn and Gifts remains open for business, inviting all to continue to grow. Photo by Ian Hilton, 4/17/2021.

The Plant Barn’s rooted resolve: A portrait of growth against the backdrop of pandemic

Ian HIlton, Reporter // April 20, 2021

The Plant Barn and Gifts is no stranger to hardship. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bane for many businesses, but The Plant Barn owner and Chico State alumna Denise Kelley has proven that, with hard...

Texas conundrum old hat to Californians

Texas conundrum old hat to Californians

Shae Pastrana, Opinion Columnist // March 5, 2021

Aside from human responsibility, I think our solidarity with Texas comes from shared experience. Anyone who’s questioning reasons to support a state whose leaders mocked us should remember similar struggles...

Chico Natural Foods Co-op Brand Manager Joey Haney is eager to greet CalFresh recipients with a substantial discount.

MORE program equals less hunger

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 9, 2021

Chico Natural Foods Co-op offers discount for CalFresh recipients The Matching on Regional Eats program allows California EBT users to enjoy a 50% discount of up to $20 on produce purchased at the...

All the food served the Sunday Brunch was catered and donated by Leon Bistro. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Community brunch held as Chico Pride week concludes

Angel Ortega // August 27, 2019

Chico Pride Week ended with a brunch held at One Mile Recreation Area, hosted by The Stonewall Alliance of Chico on Sunday. Chico Pride began on August 22 and lasted four days this year. Event organizer...

Many vendors sold handmade jewelry, indoor and outdoor decorations and clothing. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Rayanne Painter // May 4, 2019

Paradise Gold Nugget Days and craft fair persisted into its 41st year on Saturday, despite the Camp Fire and displacement of residents.In the years before the fire, Gold Nugget Days brought thousands into...

Calendar of daily events for week of Feb. 20

Calendar of daily events for week of Feb. 20

Audree Hernandez // February 19, 2019

Wed EventsEvening of WonderEnjoy a night full of magic and mind-reading by performers Dean Waters and Stephen Collet.When: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.Where: Unwined Kitchen & BarPrice: $15Business Career FairFind...

Cast Members of the Vigina Monologues sitting down while on stage. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter // February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity...

Calendar for week of Feb. 13

Audree Hernandez // February 17, 2019

Wed EventsMonthly Blood DriveJoin Staff Council and BloodSource in the BMU Auditorium and donate blood for a good cause! Though requirements do apply; bring photo id, weigh at least 110 pounds, have a...

Anthony D Prince, General Counsel Attorney of the California Homeless Union, leads the rally and protest on Monday. Prince organized the rally to protest the county's decision to terminate the lease with Red Cross that would continue to provide housing and aid to the homeless and Camp Fire refugees. Photo credit: Christian Solis

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Julian Mendoza // January 30, 2019

On Monday, the California Homeless Union, along with locals in support, protested in front of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico in response to the shelter closing on Jan. 31. "We actually had an...

David Yogi and Alejandro Diaz, Environmental Protection Agency representatives, look at the informational map showing the addresses in the Paradise area that have been cleared with Phase I debris removal. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Phase II of Camp Fire debris removal to begin Tuesday

Olyvia Simpson // January 29, 2019

Dozens gathered at Elk's Lodge Monday night to hear the status of debris clean-up in Paradise and surrounding areas. With the Camp Fire breaking out almost three months ago on November 8, many were concerned...

Getty Images photo by wundervisuals.

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Rayanne Painter // December 10, 2018

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably...

The eight Chico City Council candidates spoke on various issues including but not limited to local businesses, homelessness and public safety, local environmental preservation and the regulation of cannabis in Chico. Be sure to review the candidates' platform points before election day on Tuesday. Photo credit: Chris Godbout

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

Josh Cozine // November 2, 2018

The Chico City Council consists of seven council members each elected for four-year terms. Three of these council seats will be up for grabs this Tuesday, during the City of Chico's General Municipal Election....

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