Arts & Culture

Covered in stardust

Hurricane Fran was born between the racks at the Thrifty Bargain. Lulu Fatale was kind of an accident. Ryan Rulet came alive in a spirited living room dance. And if you ask Starlett Eve’s parents, […]


Drier and dire

Domestic well users will be hit the hardest as Northern California continues to suffer from severe-to-extreme drought conditions in 2022. That is one of the key takeaways from a Drought Impact and Analysis Study being […]

Arts & Culture

Sound of transformation

This feature is part of the Chico News & Review’s 2022 Arts & Music special issue. When Chloe Brandii is pissed off, she’ll either kick the hell out of a sparring bag or write a […]

Arts & Culture

‘Antidote to hopelessness’

When Katie Worth began working on her book about climate change education in America, she did not anticipate ending up back in her hometown of Chico. But shortly after the deadly 2018 Camp Fire, she […]

Arts & Culture

Sound of community

It was a sight to behold: dozens of customers with their trucks and vans loading up all of the tools for making music—keyboards and large amplifiers, down to each drumstick and music-lesson book—to help their […]


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 […]


Visual storyteller

This feature is part of a CN&R special report: Entrepreneurs 2022: Reinvention. COVID-19—and the controversy around masking—inspired Nicole Coffield to create a collage, an image of a 1960s couple sharing beers and pizza while masked […]


‘Not alone’

Sometimes lost in the conversation about COVID-19 infections and ICU capacities is the impact the pandemic has had on our collective mental health. For this special Health Issue, the CN&R reports on the help that […]


Done deal?

According to Butte County Supervisor Debra Lucero, the board majority’s final decision on a new district map was both predictable and illegal. “What this board has done is draw lines according to political purposes,” Lucero […]

Local Government

Then there were three

After another long, contentious meeting, the Butte County Board of Supervisors decided to move forward with three draft district maps on Tuesday (Dec. 6). They’ll be considered at next week’s meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, […]


Districting drama

Chris Chaffee of Redistricting Partners, a consulting company hired by Butte County, didn’t mince words at a special meeting of the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (Nov. 22) focused on drawing district lines. The […]


Tired of waiting; fighting for change

In addition to teaching full-time at Chico State, some faculty members say they are working another 25 to 30 hours a week after class and on weekends to make ends meet via side gigs like […]

Camp Fire

‘Everybody needs more time’

Cinda Larimer has been living with her boyfriend, son and animals in two RVs on a friend’s property in Magalia while gearing up for their return to Paradise, where she’d lived for over 20 years. […]

Camp Fire

Miocene fund intact

While PG&E has yet to announce a decision regarding the repair of the historic Miocene Canal—which is owned by PG&E and was destroyed by the Camp Fire—Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey told county supervisors […]

Camp Fire

Rebuild the canal?

It will take $40 million to $60 million and four to five years to repair the upper portion of a major canal destroyed by the Camp Fire, according to PG&E study findings reported during a […]