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Open Studios walk lets visitors explore the artistic process

Janet Lombardi Blixt works with oil, acrylic, and pastel in her pieces. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Alex Coba

October 23, 2018

The Chico Art Center's annual Open Art Studios event is a staple. Normally you would be separated from the artist and see the work after it's been put up in a showroom. However, this event invites visitors to go to an artist's studio and see their artistic process firsthand. It's like getting a behind...

Students organize March for Our Lives in Chico

Protesters march through downtown Chico Saturday.

Josh Cozine

March 25, 2018

Roads were blocked off through much of downtown Chico Saturday as students and community members streamed into the city plaza to protest gun violence. They were participating in the #MarchForOurLives national movement. The march and gathering for the Chico area was almost entirely organized by high school s...

Pooches Walk, Woof and Wag for a cause

Stewie, Australian Shepherd (6 years old) -

Jae Siqueiros

September 14, 2016

Walk Woof Wag is an annual fundraising dog walk that raises money for Chico Animal Shelter's medical fund. On Saturday, pooches from all over the county banded together for this 3K/5K walk in hopes of raising money for the health of shelter animals and the hope that they will receive permanent homes....

Local event returns to encourage families to live a healthy lifestyle

For nine years Growing Healthy Children has promoted nutrition for a healthy lifestyle Photo credit: Growing Healthy Children Website

Michelle Zhu

April 10, 2016

Next Saturday Chicoans can participate in the 10th Annual Growing Healthy Children Walk and Run. The no-cost walk/run tries to promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition and staying active.Families can choose from a one-mile loop, 5K loop or short sprints for children. There will also be refreshmen...

Officers should work their beats on their feet

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 21, 2015

Is it not counterproductive for cops to be in cars on campus in the middle of the day? School grounds get so populated during passing periods that a car actually seems inefficient. While skateboarders, bikers and the occasional students on scooters weave in and out of walkers, cop cars crawl behind th...

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Ariel Ellis, psychology graduate student, commemorates her friends at the remembrance tree. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Taylor Sinclair

September 30, 2014

[metaslider id=35995]Photos by Brandon Foster "His name was Dustin and he was the funniest, happiest person I had met," said Ariel Ellis, a psychology graduate student. Ellis lost her friend to suicide in high school. She payed tribute to him alongside many who suffered from losing someone to suicide. Chi...

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