Arts & Culture

Cheesecake queen

More than 10 years ago, Dawn McGaffick stumbled upon her mom’s old Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cookbook. The Chico native decided to give the classic pumpkin cheesecake recipe a shot, and by fateful accident she […]

Community Essays

Guest comment

It seems like shortly after President Trump took office—or maybe it was before the Grand Wizard Cheeto took the throne or whatever it is we have now—that we entered this strange dimension where there are […]

Arts & Culture

Thank you!

This newspaper is in your hands because of you. You gave money in a shutdown economy during a global pandemic … to a broke newspaper! You gave money to Arts DEVO, literally. I still have […]


Force and funding

It didn’t happen in 2013, when Chico police officers fired 19 shots at the car driven by Breanne Sharpe, killing the 19-year-old and sending bullets into a bus stop, a parked car and a residential […]


High anxiety

When coronavirus took hold in California over late winter and early spring, Adam Aaronson had a better sense than many Chicoans for how the pandemic would reshape lives. Aaronson, a marriage and family therapist in […]

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Second & Flume

Catching up

It’s impossible to fit everything I’d like to say into this space after what has taken place during our more than three-month print hiatus. I’ll start with how much I’ve missed having this weekly conversation […]

No Picture

2020 and beyond

It is said that journalism is the first rough draft of history. And since we suspended our print edition after March 19, a lot of history has been made. The COVID-19 pandemic, the righteous anger […]

Community Essays

Back at the newsstands

By Ronald Angle A warm welcome back to the CN&R’s faithful print readers. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where the […]

Arts & Culture

Trial by wood fire

Mulberry Station Brewing Co. Roland Allen and Alan Gross had just two days to celebrate clearing the final hurdles to opening their new brewery/pizzeria. “We passed all our inspections literally 48 hours before the coronavirus […]


Crisis schooling

Like many parents, Dan La Bar felt the impact of the coronavirus emergency profoundly in March when stay-at-home orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom changed how schools teach and students learn. La Bar works as an […]