The Orion

Matt Ball, District Manager at the Butte County Public Health Department, discusses the severity of West Nile virus in the Butte County area. (Photo Courtesy of Matt Ball).

Small bugs, big consequences

Sarah Strausser // August 24, 2015

There have been 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Butte county, the highest of any county in the state. Butte County has had an "epidemic level" of cases reported, according to Matt Ball, the district...

Tips for hair flips

Prin Mayowa // April 23, 2014

There are so many everyday situations that can bring people down. So much so, that it drains them entirely of their happiness. I choose to stand back from it. I choose to hair flip. A hair flip...

Non-traditional ways to handle neighborly nuisances.

Valerie Teegardin // April 1, 2014

I consider myself to be fairly flexible when it comes to neighborly nuisances; this is a college town and I am surrounded by college kids after-all, but my patience has a limit.In my living situation,...

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