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The vintage revival: meet the guys behind Second Life

Owner Damien Herrera (Left) and business partner Brandon Gutierrez (Right) have opened Second Life on it's new Nord location.

Danielle Kessler, A/E Editor

October 16, 2020

Second Life has officially opened the doors to its new Nord Ave. location and is ready to supply street and vintage wear to Chico. Owner Damien Herrera and business partner Brandon Gutierrez caught up with The Orion to talk about their passion for clothes, and what Second Life has to offer for fellow...

Small businesses in Chico are struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

Marco Day, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Local businesses are struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to apply for federal aid to continue operations. There are two programs in California developed for small businesses to obtain aid from the U.S Small Business Administration.  The Paycheck Protection Program is a lo...

Paradise businesses recover after the fire

Nic's is one of the few restaurants in Paradise that reopened after the fire. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Jessie Imhoff and Hana Beaty

November 3, 2019

Many local businesses in Paradise had to close following the Camp Fire. Many businesses either had their buildings and inventory burned, or owners were unable to return to their business, leaving rows of empty buildings in the town. One year later, as the town continues to rebuild, businesses new...

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