The Orion

Community advocacy can create city changes

Community advocacy can create city changes

March 8, 2016
The Orion editorial is the collaborative opinion of the entire editorial board.
City council is thinking about expanding the Public Property Ordinance city wide Photo credit: Catalina Friz

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Michelle Zhu // March 2, 2016
Police are rethinking how they can hold the homeless community accountable for unlawful activity, while showing them compassion.
From left: Tina, Charles and Chiquita relax on their blankets as the sun sets in City Plaza. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

December 8, 2015
Low-barrier shelters for transient and homeless communities raise controversy.
Map of furniture-related fires in Chico. Photo courtesy of Chico Fire Department.

New ordinance to reduce couch fires

December 7, 2015
Chico City Council passed a new city ordinance proposed by the Chico Fire Department that could reduce the amount of couch and furniture-related fires.
“Digger,” a local homeless man, sits with his cat, Spot, across from 7/11. Photo credit: Emily Teague

City Council passes new sit-lie ordinance

Kindra Robinson // September 21, 2015
Controversial changes for the homeless community will begin this November.
Jay, a local homeless man, stands outside of businesses in hopes of compassion Photo credit: Emily Teague

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Madison Holmes // April 15, 2014
The transient population in downtown Chico leaves customers frightened and business owners exasperated.

Chico dehumanizes homeless population

Zachary Phillips // February 4, 2014
The respect and compassion a fellow human deserves has become a storm of politics and debate in downtown Chico.
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