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Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

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

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 Association in the city plaza every Friday night throughout the summer. The shows start at...

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Sophia Graves believes that all Chico State students should take the strawless challenge. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Roberto Fonseca

April 16, 2018

An estimated 500 million straws are used daily in the United States and the majority of those end up in various oceans. On April 23, Chico State will be officially be taking the strawless challenge in an effort to bring awareness to the plastic straw waste problem and to reduce the amount of plastic used on ...

Christmas tree lights up downtown Chico

Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

David Mcvicker

December 6, 2014

[metaslider id=39164]Photographs by Ernesto Rivera'Twas three weeks before Christmas and all through downtown. Children were stirring, waiting for Santa to come 'round. Raindrops fell swiftly and sounds of alarms struck. Out of nowhere appeared Santa, riding in an antique fire truck. The Downtown Chi...

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Jay, a local homeless man, stands outside of businesses in hopes of compassion Photo credit: Emily Teague

Madison Holmes

April 15, 2014

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...

Downtown market starts fresh new season

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

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 vendors that line the streets with great food, live entertainment, farm-fresh produce and arts and crafts for e...

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