The Orion

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Julian Mendoza and Josh Cozine

February 1, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Cars and trailers leaving the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds slowed towards the end of the day Thursday, the day slated as a soft deadline for emptying the grounds, as those staying at the shelter continued to reach lower numbers. According to Stephen Walsh, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross at...

Red Cross Camp Fire shelter to close Jan. 31

Red Cross Camp Fire shelter to close Jan. 31

Kendall George and Christian Solis

January 29, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Walking into the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico looks quite different from four months ago. Once a place for carnival rides and horse racing, it has turned into a National Emergency Red Cross shelter for victims of the Camp Fire.Since Nov. 8, this emergency shelter has been home to up to 657 victi...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018


Filed under Photo Stories, Visuals

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport.

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News, Uncategorized

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken...

More homeless on streets due to largest shelter closing

More homeless on streets due to largest shelter closing

February 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

  The Torres Shelter for the homeless will be closing its doors due to a lack of financial resources. The staff and management are working to prolong operations for another six to eight weeks and have described this situation as a, “perfect storm of financial hits.” “The shelter closing...

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