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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

Katie Vaclavik, the owner of Katie’s Corner, was used to cleaning up urine and trash left by the homeless before opening her store each morning, she said. Before changing store locations from Third...

A homeless man sleeps on a grassy area of the downtown plaza facing the city chambers, where many transients often reside.Photo credit: Jamie Stryker

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

Madison Holmes // January 27, 2014

The Chico Police Department has not given out any citations to those violating the Sit and Lie ordinance since it took effect in December. The ordinance prohibits people from sitting or lying...

William Reick, age 31, Program Coordinator of the Downtown Ambassadors is working to secure funds in order to reinstate the Jesus Center Cleanup Brigade starting February.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Jessie Haynes // January 23, 2014

The Jesus Center and R-Town Downtown Coalition are in the planning stages of making the Cleanup Brigade a permanent solution to keeping downtown Chico clean. In November 2013, four individuals from...

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