Arts & Culture

The opening curtain

This feature is a part of the Chico News & Review’s Bring Back the Arts campaign, a weekly interview series featuring the leaders of Butte County arts and music venues discussing their efforts to recover […]

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Camp Fire

Out of time

Dianna Franklyn gets wistful when she talks about her old home in Concow. “I was a collector of many fine things,” she said. Franklyn, who’s 73, went on to describe the coin collection she inherited […]

Arts & Culture

The one that got away

The Chico History Museum re-opened to the public last Saturday (May 1) after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the current exhibits is a piece of recently resurfaced […]

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Don’t tread on them

As temperatures rise, so does the prevalence of rattlesnakes in Bidwell Park. A press release from the City of Chico’s Public Works Department – Parks Division notes that rattlesnakes are a beneficial, natural part of […]

Arts & Culture

Fig collectors’ paradise

While driving north toward Oroville for a Feather River salmon fishing trip in August of 2003, a voluminous tree beside Highway 70 caught my eye. “A fig tree!” I called from the backseat of my […]

Local Government

Closed to the public again

Form mirroring function, the Chico City Council decided in empty chambers—then behind closed doors—to act on homelessness without broad public input. The council, which usually meets on Tuesdays, held a rare Monday meeting a week […]

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Climate exodus

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. In September of 2020, California was in the midst of a record-setting heat wave. The hot and dry conditions […]

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Arts & Culture

‘Unstoppable’ season

North State Symphony premieres To the Fore, its final show of the 2020-21 season, on May 6, and the press release boasts that the concert “includes our largest chamber music ensemble of the season.” When […]

COVID-19

Cases down, vaccines up

With COVID-19 rates dropping and much of the region downgraded to California’s orange tier, Butte County Public Health has expanded vaccination eligibility and opportunities. Vaccine clinics are now open to any county resident 16 or […]

COVID-19

Carrots, sticks and jabs

By Ben Christopher for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. Yesterday (April 1) all Californians 50 and older were eligible to get their […]

COVID-19

Contagious COVID strain here

One of the most contagious strains of COVID-19 has reached Butte County. According to an announcement Monday (March 8) from Butte County Public Health, an adult diagnosed with coronavirus has the B117 variant, which was […]

Coronavirus

Kids in crisis

Over the 12 months that Californians have navigated coronavirus waves, few tacks have brought more backsplash than restrictions on in-person learning. Parents and politicians, notably Republican leaders in the North State, have rallied around fully […]

Arts & Culture

  • This feature is a part of the Chico News & Review’s Bring Back the Arts campaign, a weekly interview series featuring the leaders of Butte County arts and music venues discussing their efforts to recover [...]
  • When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the clubs, theaters, bars and galleries last year, Arts DEVO’s world disappeared. For 17 years, my self-imposed job description was: own the local arts scene. I poured [...]
  • The Chico History Museum re-opened to the public last Saturday (May 1) after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the current exhibits is a piece of recently resurfaced [...]
  • North State Symphony premieres To the Fore, its final show of the 2020-21 season, on May 6, and the press release boasts that the concert “includes our largest chamber music ensemble of the season.” When [...]
  • While driving north toward Oroville for a Feather River salmon fishing trip in August of 2003, a voluminous tree beside Highway 70 caught my eye. “A fig tree!” I called from the backseat of my [...]

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