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STDs on the rise in Butte county

Lisa Almaguer, Communications Manager at Butte County Health Department, provides insight on sexually transmitted infections in light of recent statistics. Photo credit: Sarah Strausser

Sarah Strausser

September 11, 2015

According to the Butte County Health Department, the number of confirmed cases of gonorrhea in Butte County in 2014 alone was 300. The numbers from 2015 are not in yet, but according to experts, they are going to be even higher. Lisa Almaguer, Communications Manager at Butte County Health Department, said the average age of repor...

Concrete comes alive with vivid color at Pastels on the Plaza

Butte College students Kelsey Wade, left, and Daryll Venegas, right, enjoy their 5th and 4th years at the Pastels on the Plaza event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chico City Plaza. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Jeffrey Fox

September 21, 2014

[metaslider id=35407] Photographs by Annie Paige and Jeffrey Fox Rainbow-colored knees and hands rushed about trying to finish a scene of tongue-kissing unicorns dreaming about sunflowers and fairies before this year's Pastels on the Plaza event ended on Saturday. It was a hot day and local ...

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