Streetalk: Best day?

Asked in downtown Chico. Pritam Chakrabortystudent For me, a best day would look like: meeting with people that you really love and having fun with them. And, doing anything that you love. I love to […]

Arts & Culture

Body of artwork

Sailors famously love ’em; nowadays, so do soccer moms. Walk into a coffee-house, and you’re likely to find a barista with more art on one arm than the average biker gang. You might even find […]


Hidden figures

By Mikhail Zinshteyn for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. At the close of the first-ever California State University Juneteenth Symposium this summer, […]


Supes spend COVID money

Before the Board of Supervisors heard proposals for Butte County’s allotment of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, Chairman Bill Connelly expressed some reservations. “I’m worried about spending every bit of the money,” he said […]


The watcher

Ken Jordan calls it “spotting smokes,” and it’s an easy job when the mountain air is clear: “Sometimes, it’s second nature to spot a smoke without even looking for it.” White, gray or bluish, woodsmoke […]

Arts & Culture

Tales of murder

In the sweltering summer of 1978, a violent sexual predator and murderer terrorized the North State, claiming victims from Redding and one from Chico. In 1997, a pathological sporting goods salesman from Cottonwood who claimed […]