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Delivered from hunger

Jenny Lowrey couldn’t contain her excitement when the semi pulled into Yankee Hill Hardware on July 31. “Oh my god. Seventeen-hundred families are going to get free food today,” she said. “Ah, I love this!” […]

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Delivered from hunger

Jenny Lowrey couldn’t contain her excitement when the semi pulled into Yankee Hill Hardware on July 31. “Oh my god. Seventeen-hundred families are going to get free food today,” she said. “Ah, I love this!” […]

COVID-19

Disaster County

In early March, as coronavirus started to spread through the Sacramento Valley, Katy Thoma remained optimistic. She understood the gravity of the situation—Butte County officials had recently declared both a local emergency and a local […]

COVID-19

Anatomy of a surge

This is an update of previous story published on July 14, 2020. In early spring, health officials and providers across California braced for a flood of coronavirus patients. Spread of the disease elsewhere—such as New […]

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‘Eyes are open now’

Tyler Rushing was a “smiling, gentle human being” who rubbed shoulders with celebrity clients of his commercial and residential window washing business, and was a stage-lighting wizard and an adventurous soul driven to help the […]

Covid-19

COVID-19

Disaster County

In early March, as coronavirus started to spread through the Sacramento Valley, Katy Thoma remained optimistic. She understood the gravity of the situation—Butte County officials had recently declared both a local emergency and a local […]

COVID-19

Anatomy of a surge

This is an update of previous story published on July 14, 2020. In early spring, health officials and providers across California braced for a flood of coronavirus patients. Spread of the disease elsewhere—such as New […]

COVID-19

Roughing it during the pandemic

With the exception of mandatory face coverings, arguably the most visible impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Chico is the presence of dozens of long-term encampments in the city’s parks and along its waterways. The […]

Arts & Culture

  • Lately, Michael Bone has felt lucky, sort of. Like so many of us, the well-known local musician is sheltering in place and working from home—teaching music and art, now online only, to his students from [...]
  • A black plywood casket sat in the space once occupied by the Blue Room Theatre’s main stage, surrounded by the room’s figurative viscera: detached lighting rigs, speakers and piles of coiled-up cables. The unintentional stage [...]
  • Our neighbors One evening last week, I was driving down Orient Street near downtown Chico and saw a fully nude woman walking down the middle of the road toward me. She looked disoriented, had some [...]
  • In these many weeks of sheltering in place, with movie-going and -viewing being a matter of streaming in place, I’ve found that while “the movies” in general matter a good deal less to me, the [...]
  • There are two way Arts DEVO plays guitar: Like this … … or this: From my point of view, the two aren’t so disparate. I’m a fairly primitive player, and each approach lends itself to [...]

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    California’s COVID-19 emergency stay-at-home order remains in effect. Leave home only for essential needs or to visit opened retail, office and service sectors. When in public, stay six feet away from others and wear a [...]