Art

Arts & Music Issue: Recreating the scene

In 2019, Californians for the Arts successfully campaigned the state Senate to have April designated as Arts, Culture and Creativity Month. The resolution points out that the creative economy contributes more than $400 billion to […]


Opinions

Streetalk: Do you enjoy local arts?

Asked in downtown Chico Joseph DeMarcowood flooring I am in the arts scene quite a bit. My favorite [local] painter is Lola Yang. I got a lot of favorite bands, but probably my favorite performer […]


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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor: April 7, 2022

Pallet shelter concerns Re “Shelter in the spotlight” (CN&R, March 10, 2022): More to consider concerning the new Pallet camp… · The Jesus Center’s quid-pro-quo 2017 “Memorandum of Understanding” with the city of Chico, leading […]


Opinions

Editorial: Council telegraphs agenda

What happened to Mark Orme? Technically, Chico’s now-former city manager resigned and was replaced in the interim by Police Chief Matt Madden. But it’s clear from the reporting by CN&R Contributing Editor Evan Tuchinsky (see […]


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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor: March 10, 2022

Done with Dems A dear friend recently described the Democratic Party thusly: “It’s like people are drowning and the Democrats toss a life ring that comes up just short, every time.” During the fall of […]


Opinions

Streetalk: What’s your issue?

Asked in downtown Chico. Annie Fischerrestaurant workerI would say that right now I’m most concerned about the homeless issue we have in Chico, and I’m really glad that there are some steps finally happening to […]


Opinions

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 […]


News

Entrepreneurs 2022: Reinvention

The only economic certainty during the COVID-19 pandemic is change. Some businesses have shut their doors for good (including the beloved Maltese Bar & Tap Room, open for one more weekend of events—Feb. 4-5—before closing). […]


Street Talk

Streetalk: Is Chico still a nice place to live?

Asked in downtown Chico Christopher Waitslaw firm employeeNo. It’s dirty; too many homeless people; roads are terrible. I’ve lost count of how many front-end alignments on my car I’ve had. The population has outgrown the […]


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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor: Feb. 2, 2022

Same ol’ development Re “Tenuous connection”: People—at least everyday citizens—don’t have a voice in housing development in Chico. City staff have been in bed with developers for years to keep inclusionary zoning off the books. […]


News

Whom to watch in 2022

The pandemic may have altered a lot of traditions, but one we’ve maintained at the CN&R is our annual Whom to Watch feature, spotlighting locals we anticipate will make significant impacts—or at least headlines—over the […]


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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor: Jan. 6, 2022

Surrender, Oroville Re “What were they thinking?” (feature, CN&R, Dec. 3, 2021): If the city of Oroville wants to secede from the union, let them go. This means, however: United States currency is not longer […]


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News

Editorial: The numbers equal people

Even for the most committed COVID-19 dashboard watchers, the amount of data being generated during the coronavirus pandemic can be daunting. For two years, news of the virus in the U.S. has been told in […]


News

Top 10 stories of 2021

There is no sugar-coating it: 2021 has not been easy. America as a whole may have gone through more turmoil during the previous year, but Butte County had the unrelenting wildfires and extreme drought of […]


News

What were they thinking?

Paging Dr. Feelbad: Enloe Medical Center ER physician Dr. Lamont Leavitt allegedly shared propaganda with a patient that called the COVID-19 pandemic a hoax and lambasted masks and social distancing. Ted Nugent can write the […]