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

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

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...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dress to express, not just to socially impress

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...

Mike Griffiths 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.

Local pedicab owner a driving force in community

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...

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