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Letters: Aug. 5, 2021

Cop on council? Michael O’Brien spoke to the [Chico City] Council on July 20. There were some red flags in his comments. Initially, he said District Attorney Mike Ramsey asked him to run. To critics […]


Like minds

When Michael O’Brien retired as Chico police chief last June, he fielded calls from people encouraging him to run for City Council. The timing wasn’t right, he told the CN&R last Tuesday (July 27): After […]


Charging forward

Tuesday’s (Aug. 3) Chico City Council meeting kicked off with the swearing in of new members Michael O’Brien and Dale Bennett, and the two men took their new seats on the dais within 10 minutes […]

Arts & Culture

DIY together

Chico suffered many cultural losses during the pandemic, and among the most mourned in activist and artistic circles was the closure of Blackbird. Though ostensibly an anarchist bookstore that served coffee, the little yellow Victorian […]


Vaccine clinics go mobile

With COVID-19 numbers rising and vaccinations lagging, Butte County Public Health is holding mobile clinics this month to supplement fixed locations administering vaccines. BCPH has clinics Thursday afternoon (Aug. 5) at Nelson Middle School in […]

Arts & Culture

Film daze

Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio (Amazon Prime) presents the familiar tale as a highly stylized live-action epic with extravagantly masked and costumed actors in all the roles including the legendary puppet who wants to be a real […]