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Chico State students play live Bluegrass music in downtown

Chico State students play live Bluegrass music in downtown

Emily Neria

September 2, 2019

A new local bluegrass band performed at Tender Loving Coffee in Downtown Chico last Thursday night. The band Green Mountain Bluegrass consisted of a guitar player and two Chico State students on banjo and mandolin. The band played several lighthearted songs with titles like “Back to the Bar Room...

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

Rayanne Painter

March 18, 2019

The opening night of “The Almond Orchard” debuted at downtown Chico’s Blue Room Theatre Thursday night. As an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this rendition of the classic play keeps Chekhov's comedic relief in a tale of change, love, healing and grief. What makes "The Almond...

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Alex Coba

October 14, 2018

Cars could be heard honking as marchers chanted, “Our queer rights are under attack, what do we do," in the streets of downtown Chico. The participants were walking in the Pride March Friday, that was led by the Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) as a part of “Queer Week." The march...

Surveillance cameras enforce safety in the Downtown Chico Plaza

Surveillance cameras enforce safety in the Downtown Chico Plaza

Christian Solis

October 26, 2017

The City of Chico has spent $20,000 to install video surveillance in the Downtown Chico Plaza to boost public safety.Public concern for safety in the plaza was a facilitating factor in the decision. It was a pointed issue from the Downtown Chico Business Association and various public safety meetings with the Chico Police, according ...

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

Alejandra Fraga

May 18, 2017

Chico City Council discussed the possible adoption of a resolution of intent to establish a Property and Business Improvement District for downtown Chico Tuesday."The business and property owners got together and came up with the idea of doing what many other cities have done," said Chris Constantin Assistant...

Chico State serves rotten dining options

Chico State serves rotten dining options

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won

October 10, 2016

In recent years, colleges have spent millions of dollars to improve campus life. These expenditures include new recreation centers, state of the art learning facilities and high-quality dining experiences.Chico State has followed suit with most of these trends but is seriously lacking when it comes to di...

Hope shines on El Rey Theatre

Hope shines on El Rey Theatre

Katia Berg

September 29, 2016

Roaring applause and cheers filled the Chico City Council chambers on Sept. 20 when the city council members unanimously voted to add the El Rey Theatre to the October agenda.The meeting will discuss options to protect the building. The decision came from the joint effort of the El Rey Alliance, a non-profit organ...

Fun in the Aves

Fun in the Aves

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

September 23, 2016

It’s 5 p.m. on a Friday and the streets of Chico are quiet but not for long. Students often rushing home to get things done and still be able to make it to the pregame they just got a text about.One question that always comes to mind before going out is: Where am I going tonight?If you’re lik...

54 arrests within 66 hours

54 arrests within 66 hours

Kayla Fitzgerald and Kyla Linville

August 28, 2016

Chico Police Department received 1,372 calls in the closing days of "Welcome Week." The first full weekend back to school prompts many students to go out, party and have fun.Within the 66 hours between August 18 and 21, 54 arrests were made.This was the second weekend of patrol for the Chico Police De...

Chico streets are whack

Chico streets are whack

Alex Horne

May 12, 2016

Have you ever felt like you were risking your life simply crossing the street in Chico? I know I have. The streets of downtown, the CHICO streets (Chestnut, Hazel, Ivy, Cherry, Orange) and any street near campus are jam packed with pedestrians, cars, bikers and boarders. In my opinion, driving, walkin...

Get your coffee on while you study

Get your coffee on while you study

Michael Arias

March 31, 2016

With a coffee joint on almost every downtown corner in Chico, each one has its own vibe. But when serious last minute studying needs to be done, the environment has to be right. Here is a list of some of my favorite coffee shops to study at from favorite to least favorite. Midtown Local, 365 E. Six...

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

Elizabeth Castillo

September 27, 2015

Chico residents hope to see an improved and safer community with the passing of the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance. The ordinance allows police officers to issue misdemeanors to individuals that store their private possessions on public property. This includes camping in the City Plaza...

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