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Letters to the editor: April 14, 2021

Listen to the expert The April 6 Chico City Council meeting covered vital local issues. Most impressive was Butte County Behavioral Health Director Scott Kennelly’s informative presentation. He spoke about low crime among the homeless/unhoused […]

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Changing the conversation

Race is a mirage but one that humanity has organized itself around in very real ways. Imagining away the existence of races in a racist world is as conserving and harmful as imagining away classes […]

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New direction

Andrea Mox vividly remembers her first experience with Chico’s Stonewall Alliance Center. Just talking about it brings back the butterflies in her stomach from that day over 20 years ago, when she walked through the […]

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Artwork raises awareness

Three local muralists have spotlighted the national crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls with a prominent work sponsored by the Hope Through Art Foundation. At 945 West Second St. in Chico, Ali […]

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 […]

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Closed to the public

A select group of Chico City Council members, Butte County supervisors and city and county staff have been meeting behind closed doors to discuss homeless issues for the past three months. While such collaboration could […]

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

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 […]

COVID-19

Who gets a state stimulus check? When?

By Jackie Botts for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. California will soon be sending out $600 one-time stimulus payments to millions of low-income California […]

COVID-19

In for the long haul

As both a hospital administrator and family medicine physician in Chico, Dr. Marcia Nelson has had a bird’s-eye view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enloe Medical Center, where she’s vice president for medical affairs, has treated […]

Arts & Culture

  • Chico loves jam bands. That’s no secret. Yet despite a built-in audience, there have been very few new bands creating the groovy/funky tunes (most of the current jammers have been in the local scene since [...]
  • Some screen-time notes from another very interesting month of streaming in place: At first, I was kinda miffed that the Oscarizers ignored First Cow. But, after throwing a fistful of popcorn at our flatscreen, it [...]
  • RIP Sisko Chico lost a giant in the local arts scene this past week. David Sisk, better known as Sisko, died suddenly on March 21 while hiking in Upper Bidwell Park. He was 75. The [...]
  • The old-timers … Few things have been as consistent in Chico over the past couple of decades as West By Swan. The long-running experimental rock band has been around for more than 17 years—probably longer [...]
  • One of the most daunting aspects of spreading information is getting people to actually notice and pay attention to, perhaps act upon, the image or combination of words. The current online exhibition at the Janet [...]

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