The Orion

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Mike G smiles with his dog while resting on his pedicab. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Grant Schmieding

September 12, 2018

It’s quiet at the Thursday Night Market - most of the vendors are still setting up. Low guitar hums in the background as pedestrians move lazily through the blocked-off streets. The sound of loud bass and pop music rip through the air and drown out the local melody. Mike Griffith, otherwise known...

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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