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 […]


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 […]

Arts & Culture

New jam in town

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]