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The Jesus Center is located on Park Avenue in Chico. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Firefighters respond to Jesus Center incident

Jessie Imhoff // November 16, 2019

The fire department was called Friday for a small, smoldering fire that broke out at the Jesus Center.According to Chico Fire Chief Steve Standridge, there was a hot water heater on the second floor of...

Volunteers grabbed cans, glasses, and other recyclable materials out of bags like these. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Taking out the trash at Bidwell Park

Ricardo Tovar // September 22, 2019

A dump-truck full of trash and several bins full of recyclable items were picked up and sorted Saturday at Hooker Oak Park. The park was a meeting ground for the community of Chico. A wide range of volunteers...

Hundreds of volunteers line up to claim their free burger courtesy of Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Dan Christian // September 17, 2018

Bidwell Park is looking better than ever thanks to a record number of community members who gathered at the One Mile Pool, donating their Saturday morning to cleaning up the park. Organizers estimated...

The homeless woman was pushed from the balcony of the Jesus Center and sustained serious head and neck injuries. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Josiah Nicholl // March 29, 2018

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday morning after he pushed a homeless woman off a balcony at the Jesus Center.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the initial report was that...

Alpha Omicron Pi poses before the making strides walk on Oct. 8. Photo courtesy of Anna Pladini.

Greek Week breaks records

Marrion Charissa Cruz // October 20, 2016

Every fall Greek life on campus dedicates a week to raising money for various charities. This year over $31,000 was raised for donations. Greek Week stats: - 667 pints of blood donated - 2,500...

Non-perishable food on the shelves of the Wildcat pantry. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Wildcat Pantry grows, connects with campus and students

Molly Sullivan // September 21, 2016

Kathleen Moroney’s office is like no other on campus. Next to her desk and the other typical office furniture, Moroney has two bookcases full of food. There are shelves filled with rice, canned food,...

Charles, a homeless man, carries all of his belongings and his dog with him at all times. Photo credit: Sam Barker

Red-top meters to help homeless

Lauren Anderson // September 15, 2015
Meters will be installed downtown to combat panhandling and provide resources for the homeless.
Local band Bull Moose Partys singer Mallory Penzotti takes her vocal energy to the next level at Wanderers & Wolves Replace the Bass concert on Saturday at The DownLo. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Local rock bands deliver invigorating benefit concert after recovering lost bass

Jeffrey Fox // September 7, 2014
Wanderers & Wolves, Bull Moose Party and BandMaster Ruckus put on a raw rock 'n' roll show on Saturday night at The DownLo. Proceeds went to The Jesus Center after Wanderers & Wolves' missing bass guitar was recovered.
Digger, a local homeless man, sits with his cat, Spot, across from 7/11. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann // April 7, 2014
Despite recent rain weather, homeless shelters in Chico are not seeing significant increases in visitors.
The Hungry Wildcat pantry is stocked with food for those in need.Photo credit: Thomas Martinez

University provides food for students in need

Dominique Diaz // January 27, 2014
Hungry Wildcats opened up its pantry last fall to help students in need.
William Reick, age 31, Program Coordinator of the Downtown Ambassadors is working to secure funds in order to reinstate the Jesus Center Cleanup Brigade starting February.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Jessie Haynes // January 23, 2014
The Cleanup Brigade may become an ongoing part of keeping downtown Chico beautiful and offering jobs to people who need employment.

R-Town to fund homeless labor

Jessie Haynes // October 30, 2013
The coalition will be giving an $3,700 to fund morning clean-up crews in the downtown area.
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