Bachelor’s battle

By Adam Echelman (for Cal Matters) CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit As two California higher education systems continue to feud, lawmakers have entered […]

Arts & Culture

Basketball diary

And the seasons they go round and round—Joni Mitchell December, 1891, the YMCA International Training School, Springfield, Massachusetts. It’s cold, northeastern-U.S. cold, and the association’s young Christian men need a way to work out indoors […]


Bike Issue 2023

Bicycle races are coming your way, so forget all your duties, oh yeah—“Bicycle Race,” Queen This special issue might be a month early for National Bike Month (which is May), but it is just in […]

Arts & Culture

Art on two wheels

This feature is part of the CN&R’s 2023 Bike Issue. To coincide with the Wildflower Century bike ride in Butte County (April 30) and National Bike Month (in May), the subject is bicycles for the […]

No Picture

Editorial: Unsafe politics

In this week’s news feature (“A home for drag”), Ashiah Bird shines a light on Chico’s vibrant drag scene. The performers interviewed share how this inclusive, supportive community offers a safe forum for self-expression and […]

Arts & Culture

A tasty scene

The value of a windowed storefront in downtown Chico is—pardon the pun—clear, to business owners and patrons alike. This is especially true for eateries, as it offers built-in curb appeal and a natural sense of […]

Arts & Culture


Women Talking—A major critic claims that Sarah Polley’s Oscar-winning screenplay “improves” the esteemed Miriam Toews novel on which it is based. Writer-director Polley and her engagingly devoted cast do generate an incisive and moving portrayal […]