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Matt Gallaway speaking in front of the Chico City Planning Commission.

Torres Homeless Shelter expansion approved during City Planning Commission meeting

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // September 5, 2021

The Chico City Planning Commission met on Thursday evening to discuss the proposed expansion of the Torres Community Center from 125 beds to 195.  In a unanimous vote, the commission approved...

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...

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Torres Shelter might be saved with help from Enloe Medical Center

Kayla Fitzgerald // March 8, 2016

The Torres Community Center just received a $20,000 financial boost.This recent donation came from Enloe Medical Center. In January, the Torres Shelter faced a potential closure, due to its financial...

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