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Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Kyla Linville // November 15, 2016

Winter marks the beginning of sweater weather, warm drinks and rainy days spent indoors. However, for many in Butte County, this means cold nights outside. Butte County has over 900 homeless people in...

Pat Macias, board president for The Museum of Northern California Art and art teacher at Torres Community Shelter. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Torres Community Shelter expresses creativity through art

Carly Plemons // April 16, 2016

The sound of coarse bristles could be heard as Andy, an artist at the Torres Community Shelter, orchestrated waves of melting colors along the surface of his canvas. He cradled a splintered wooden paintbrush...

With the Torres Shelter closing soon, many homeless individuals will have one less place to sleep at night. Photo courtesy of Torres Community Shelter

More homeless on streets due to largest shelter closing

February 2, 2016

  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...

Williman Bowman and Teresa Oliver are both homeless individuals living on the streets of Chico. Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Community members push for wet shelter

Madison Holmes // August 26, 2014

Some Chico community members are vying for a new Homeless shelter that would be open to transients with drugs and alcohol in their system. The homeless would still be prohibited from drinking or doing...

Digger, a local homeless man, sits with his cat, Spot, across from 7/11. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann // April 7, 2014

Even in under the recent rainy weather, some homeless in Chico remain outdoors. “I’ve stayed wet,” said Dove Story, a transient in Chico since 1987, in response to the heavy rainfall in the...

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