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Chef Jimmy Lee keeps Chico green with sushi

Chef Jimmy Lee keeps Chico green with sushi

Yaritza Ayon

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Aonami is Chico's first sustainable sushi bar and one of only ten in the country.Jimmy Lee, owner and chef of Aonami, found it fairly easy to open the sushi bar because of Chico's rich history of supporting sustainability."It's not hard to be a sustainable restaurant since there's sustainable companies that want...

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Alex Coba

October 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

For people who have lost a loved one to suicide or for those who struggle with their mental health, it can be hard to find a good support system. The ninth annual “Out of the Darkness Walk" was designed to help give people that much-needed support system, as well as provide resources that can he...

Taste of Chico welcomes all foodies

Taste of Chico welcomes all foodies

Yaritza Ayon

September 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Classics and newcomers will all gather in downtown Sunday to feed the foodies of Chico. The 33rd annual Taste of Chico will feature over 150 food and drink vendors from throughout Northern California. Participants will be treated to live music, work from local artists and activities for children. Fu...

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Dan Christian

September 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Around 1 a.m. this morning, Chico Police responded to a report of a subject in the downtown area brandishing a firearm. Upon arriving downtown, police heard multiple gun shots and people running from the 300 block of Main Street. When police arrived on scene they located a person lying on the ground...

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Community, News

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...

Sting operations have lead to success within months, police say

Sting operations have lead to success within months, police say

Alejandra Fraga

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

With 11 felony arrests made in December of 2017, the Chico Police Department stated they conducted a second round of operations this month.This second operation resulted in six felony arrests. "Being back to back, this is actually a very successful operation and officers are able to look at the issue...

Women’s March draws thousands with call for change

Women’s March draws thousands with call for change

Natalie Hanson, Alex Grant, and Kendall George

January 24, 2018


Filed under Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase, Video

Thousands gathered and marched in downtown Chico Saturday in the 2018 Women’s March. This march was one of many across the world. One year after the first Women’s March drew hundreds of thousands of participants nationwide in response to the presidential inauguration. According to a Faceb...

The Chico Parade of Lights: a Chico tradition

The Chico Parade of Lights: a Chico tradition

Jordan Rodrigues

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries

The 27th annual Chico Parade of Lights has been a Chico tradition since the early 1900s. The parade has evolved from high school seniors being invited to view the Chico Normal School campus, building special displays to depict the heritage of the campus within the community to the event it is today....

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Kaylie Lewis

October 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

People marched through downtown Chico on Oct. 22 to raise awareness for human trafficking and slavery. A21, a non-profit, nationwide organization that works to abolish human trafficking, hosted a Walk for Freedom that consisted of a mile-long silent protest. A single-file line of volunteers walked...

Art tour reveals hidden gems of Chico

Art tour reveals hidden gems of Chico

Cortneanne Campbell

October 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico locals and visitors alike have probably noticed the public art that fills downtown Chico, but there are some hidden gems that are often overlooked. To help get a closer look at the local art, The Chico Arts & Culture Foundation provides the inside scoop through their art tours. Their missio...

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

Carin Dorghalli

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase, Video

Chico hosted the 2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest on Oct. 1 at the Chico City Plaza. Gentry Stein, the world yo-yo champion, sat as one of the judges. The event showcased promising competitors, ages 18 and under, and focused on the next generation of yo-yo players. Various age brackets have...

Chico’s Pageant Theater to be featured in national film celebration

Chico’s Pageant Theater to be featured in national film celebration

Rylee Pedotti

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Sept. 24, venues across the nation are set to commemorate independent theaters and their everlasting contributions to cinematic culture. Locals will have their chance to join the celebration as Chico's Pageant Theater will be participating in the inaugural Art House Theater Day. Mirrored after mus...

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