The Orion

Chico Parade of Lights illuminates the town

A Chico Unified School District bus proves that creativity does not stop with the light decor, but any vehicle can be used as well. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Justin Jackson

October 14, 2018

Downtown Chico, was lit up with rockets, bands and even baby sharks. Chico held its 29th Annual Parade of Lights, Saturday, where high school bands, local businesses and families came out to show their talents and see who could shine the brightest.In the pre-parade, parents lined the edges of the stree...

Dress to express, not just to socially impress

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

March 2, 2015

In a country where media idealizes a person’s appearance, tolerance begins with accepting a person’s looks. In the youthful city of Chico, this starts with students on campus respecting all fashion statements.Most students put some thought into what they are going to wear to class, and most stud...

Local pedicab owner a driving force in community

Mike Griffith's dog, Little G, is with the pedicab driver every pedal of the way and even dresses up with Griffith depending on the holiday. Photo courtesy of Mike Griffith.

Blaine Ball

March 1, 2015

Nine years ago, Mike Griffith was homeless and living in a Chico park until he found his calling. Now, he's become a familiar and active voice in the community after riding out of the dark hole in which he found himself by starting a pedicab business. Griffith, more commonly known as Mike ...

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