Butte County COVID changes

With California’s COVID-19 case rates falling and the state relaxing mandates, including most face-covering requirements, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) has announced changes to its pandemic policies and reporting. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard will now […]


Behind the lines

Even before Russian forces invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the mainstream media set its 24/7 news cycle on covering the conflict. However, that cycle often focuses on only the biggest news stories shuffled on repeat, […]


Editorial: Code yellow

Butte County is not in the green. As of last week, the color-coded system of determining COVID-19 risk from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has our county and most of those […]

Arts & Culture

New world cinema

Notes from my “stream-and-dream” ledger for the past month: When the home-made sex video of a schoolteacher (Katia Parscariu) gets exposed on the Internet, tabloid scandal and cultural controversy erupt. The scandal-mongering spills over into […]