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Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without...

Dean Waters and Stephen Chollet are experts in their own unique magical arts. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Mind-reading and magic shock Chico bar scene

Rayanne Painter // February 22, 2019

There’s no exaggeration in saying that minds were read on Wednesday night during “An Evening of Wonder” with magician Dean Waters and mentalist Stephen Chollet at Unwined Bar and Grill....

Animation Chico Film Festival provides festival guides and pins to guests at the contestant check-in station. Photo credit: Grant Schmieding

Animation Chico captivates with contest

Grant Schmieding // December 10, 2018

The lights darkened and the door shut. Spectators gazed forward at the bright screen in the small theater. Broken only by pangs of laughter and applause, the room felt still as each short film gave the...

Patricia Quinn (Magenta) lips grace the screen at the beginning of the movie during the Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing at the Maltese on Halloween. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

The Maltese gets wild for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Grant Schmieding // November 2, 2018

The cash register clanged as people crowded the bar, bought drinks and cheered for the start of the show. The small bar was so packed that it looked like a fire hazard. With only a few booths and two rows...

Sunday Iris consists of the couple Lisa Langley and Dave Elke. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Sunday Iris duo uses relationship to foster creativity

Grant Schmieding // October 12, 2018

Plucking a guitar grounds him in the present moment, washing him with a feeling of calm, serene creativity. Singing brings her to a happy place - giving her a sense of purpose and passion. Lisa Langley...

Bryce Goldstein goes door-to-door balloting for local city council candidate Alex Brown. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Photo of the day

Daelin Wofford // October 11, 2018

Bryce Goldstein goes door-to-door balloting for local city council candidate Alex Brown.

Bethany Abt working on a canvas during a demo. Photo credit: Alex Coba

Bethany Abt presents artwork demo at Chico Paper Company

Alex Coba // October 1, 2018

The smell of acrylic paint was in the air as Chico Paper Company held its very first live painting demo, featuring one of their own artists, Bethany Abt, Saturday.The event was free to the public. Participants...

Paraic King sits in his home recording studio. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Grant Schmieding // September 26, 2018

He takes the stage, guitar slung over his shoulder. The strap tugs on his shirt collar. “I’m gonna take my glasses off so I don’t have to look at y’all," he says. "Nothing against everyone—I...

Cherokee fire burned across table mountain and came close to highway 70. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Christian Solis // October 17, 2017

Butte County announced that it will open a local assistance center for victims of recent fires to learn how to rebuild.La Porte Fire destroyed 37 homes, four commercial buildings and 45 outbuildings while...

The trio band smiles with pride as they share their story. Photo credit: Megan Moran

‘Dynamic, eclectic’ shirtless solidarity

Matthew Manfredi // March 28, 2016

Whether it’s a basement, bar or traditional venue, if they don’t show their team colors it is likely they will get harassed by the audience to do so. You can tell a lot about a band from their name....

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