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 […]

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 […]