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Snow falling

By Rachel Becker for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. Packed onto the slopes of the Sierra Nevada is a precious source of […]

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Grinding along

At each meeting over the past two months, when the Chico City Council has convened over Zoom amid the omicron-fueled surge of COVID-19 cases, many public speakers have criticized the city for this precautionary measure […]

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Better together

This feature is part of a CN&R special report: Entrepreneurs 2022: Reinvention. The orange building at 1710 Park Avenue has undergone quite a transformation since 2020—it’s now a one-stop-shop art gallery, coffee shop and native […]

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New place to roost

This feature is part of a CN&R special report: Entrepreneurs 2022: Reinvention. With a multi-page menu heavy on comfort food, an old-school lunch counter and a standing army of kitschy chicken statues, The Roost Cafe […]

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Second home

This feature is part of a CN&R special report: Entrepreneurs 2022: Reinvention. In March 2020, with plants in their nursery and their annual business cycle about to bloom simultaneously, Courtney Paulson and Chris Hunter locked […]