The Orion

Ghee connects local vendor to Chico community

Indya Gage talks with customers about her product at the Chico Saturday Farmers Market. Photo credit: Brian Luong

September 18, 2018

Back in 2003, Indya Gage began her journey of self-healing. Gage's exploration into medicine, meditation and spirituality led to the discovery of ghee, the foundation for her business, Mama Sattva. “My whole life, encompassing my business and my personal life, it’s all a practice of being on a...

Sierra Nevada brings exclusive brew to Golden 1 Center

Northeast entry at Golden 1 Center Photo credit: Courtesy of Golden 1 Center

Kayla Fitzgerald

August 22, 2016

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be bringing the new Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento its original craft beer and sustainability efforts in the upcoming season.The 10-year partnership will bring many of Sierra Nevada's award-winning beers while promoting the Sacramento Kings' commitment to sustainability and locally-sourced foods. Thi...

California leglislator visits Chico, provides life lessons

President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon visited Chico State on April 28. Photo credit: George Johnston

Eric Mcguire

May 2, 2016

“It’s been an unexpected ride,” said President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, a powerful member of the California State Senate. He is known for having taken a strong stance on sustainability, helping Senate bill 350 — a measure to cut California’s fossil fuel emissions in half by the year 2030 — to become a reality. He is also...

Cycling season opener comes to an end

Bikers gather at the starting line for the women's pro race. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Michael Arias

March 1, 2016

It was a beautiful but quiet Northern California day in downtown Chico as teams of cyclists hugged corners and accelerated explosively for a chance at first place in the 2016 Chico Stage Races. Over the weekend, cyclists came together to participate in three days of four different stages of race...

Q&A: Auyon Mukharji from Darlingside

Darlingside promotional photo. Photo courtesy of Auyon Mukharji

Sarah Strausser

February 16, 2016

On March 7, Darlingside will be at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for an intimate music experience. Coming from Boston, Massachusetts, the band features four musicians who come together using dozens of instruments to create different, folk-like music. Auyon Mukharji, violinist and mandolinist for Darlingside,...

The Sierra Nevada experience

Illustrations by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Jovanna Garcia

September 15, 2015

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite restaurant in Chico is, my automatic response is always Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada will be celebrating its 35th anniversary this November. It’s known for being one of the most important regional breweries and was named No. 2 in the Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Co...

Q&A: Ken Grossman, owner, founder and president of Sierra Nevada

Ken Grossman, owner, founder and president of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. outside the brewery on 20th Street. Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Ernesto Rivera

October 29, 2014

It began just before 5 a.m. on Nov. 15, 1980. Ken Grossman woke up and went to an old, converted metal warehouse on Gilman Way near Highway 99. Here, he brewed Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s first test batch of beer — not its flagship pale ale but a stout. Grossman, president and owner, had ...

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