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Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a night of listening

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a night of listening

Caitlyn Young

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Mobile Headlines

There is a certain vibe that having a late night concert in a coffee shop creates that is very difficult to replicate in other places. This purely artistic, listening vibe was presented at the Naked Lounge on Thursday. Artist Scout and a band called Pregnant performed for an audience interested in si...

Local coffee shops reviewed

Local coffee shops reviewed

Opinion Staff

March 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Orion opinion staff collected data from five Chico coffee shops and rated them on a five-point scale. Each grade considered general wait time, ambiance, staff friendliness, quality and price. Common Grounds Rating: 1 If you’re looking for a coffee shop that will make you late to class and give ...

David Mcmillian Art Show

David Mcmillian Art Show

Jordan Rodrigues

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The Naked Lounge hosted an art show featuring local artist David Mcmillian on Nov. 11. His show had a variety of different styles and messages conveyed through his art and about 15 total pieces were multimedia pieces of work. The show had a very mellow atmosphere that the venue helped create with their...

Is beer the new coffee?

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Community, Features, News, Showcase

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw; and now, a new spot to get a nice buzz on before the afternoon lecture. In recent years, beer and...

Get your coffee on while you study

Get your coffee on while you study

Michael Arias

March 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With a coffee joint on almost every downtown corner in Chico, each one has its own vibe. But when serious last minute studying needs to be done, the environment has to be right. Here is a list of some of my favorite coffee shops to study at from favorite to least favorite. Midtown Local, 365 E. Six...

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

December 13, 2015


Filed under Features

All Internet negativity and questionable additives aside, pumpkin-flavored lattes are a Hallmark flavor to the fall season. Reviewing a few of the most popular coffee shops near campus, perhaps you can navigate through the pumpkin spice mania toward the festive latte of your dreams. Starbucks Pros: A strong pumpkin smell and authentic (or artificial) orange color. The espresso f...

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Jovanna Garcia

September 12, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

  The buzz of conversations filter across the room along with the familiar aroma of coffee brewing. The sounds of machines grinding beans and mugs clinking float around giving the small cafe a comfortable and cozy vibe. Recently named the best coffee shop in town by the Best of Chico poll, The Naked Lounge Tea a...

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Christina Saschin

September 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Get ready to throw on your scarves and grab those warm beverages: Tuesday marked the autumnal equinox. The Orion offers its top picks for places where you can snag the season's best drinks on campus or downtown. All prices listed are for medium sizes. Don't like coffee? Many places offer versions of thei...

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Sarah Scharf

February 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Naked Lounge in downtown Chico regularly features the work of local artists and this month a new series, called "Vulturus," by local photographer Kyle Burns can be viewed there. The Naked Lounge hosted a reception on Saturday night to introduce the new series, with the photos on display and a performance by the local band...

City financial audit delayed

City financial audit delayed

Bill Hall

February 5, 2014


Filed under News

An external audit of the city’s finances has been delayed to resolve issues surrounding how deficit numbers should be categorized. The Chico City Council voted unanimously on Feb. 4 to approve an extension of up to six weeks. The audit findings will be presented to the council no later than March 18. Large d...

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