COVID-19

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’

It’s Sunday at noon, prime time for a brunch and lunch crowd, yet every table at La Hacienda on a recent April weekend sits empty. Co-owner Michelle Sereda is the sole person on the premises, […]


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Changing the conversation

Race is a mirage but one that humanity has organized itself around in very real ways. Imagining away the existence of races in a racist world is as conserving and harmful as imagining away classes […]


COVID-19

Cases down, vaccines up

With COVID-19 rates dropping and much of the region downgraded to California’s orange tier, Butte County Public Health has expanded vaccination eligibility and opportunities. Vaccine clinics are now open to any county resident 16 or […]


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Planning for a future

For the better part of the 21st century, Mark Stemen has immersed himself in the science of climate change and planning responses. He’s spoken often—to his Geography Department students at Chico State, government leaders and […]


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Rally for the climate

Seeking to regain momentum stalled by the pandemic, students and others concerned by climate change will gather tomorrow morning (March 19) outside Chico City Council Chambers as part of a worldwide Fridays For Future protest. […]


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Restored church dedicating bell

Bethel AME Church will celebrate the first phase of its renovation Saturday morning (March 13) with a public dedication of the bell in its new tower. The oldest church in Chico, under the auspices of […]


COVID-19

Contagious COVID strain here

One of the most contagious strains of COVID-19 has reached Butte County. According to an announcement Monday (March 8) from Butte County Public Health, an adult diagnosed with coronavirus has the B117 variant, which was […]


Coronavirus

Kids in crisis

Over the 12 months that Californians have navigated coronavirus waves, few tacks have brought more backsplash than restrictions on in-person learning. Parents and politicians, notably Republican leaders in the North State, have rallied around fully […]


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Return to nature

As winter turns to spring and North State residents seek respite from coronavirus confinement, those who visit Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park will find new signs of life during their riparian escape. Two dozen workers from […]


COVID-19

In for the long haul

As both a hospital administrator and family medicine physician in Chico, Dr. Marcia Nelson has had a bird’s-eye view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enloe Medical Center, where she’s vice president for medical affairs, has treated […]


COVID-19

Vaccine supply lags demand

Almost exactly one year ago, Butte County Public Health began addressing COVID-19 as the pandemic it became. The department opened its operations center, as for disasters such as the Camp Fire, and continues to run […]


COVID-19

Spreading innoculation

As public health officials work to contain the coronavirus pandemic, they often feel like they’re waging two fights. The most direct is against the disease itself, which has sickened around 3.3 million Californians and killed […]


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County seeks health, eco assists

Butte County Public Health is recruiting volunteers to help vaccinate the community against COVID-19. Licensed health-care professionals and people without medical training can register through the Disaster Healthcare Volunteer program at healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov (select Butte County). […]


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‘Second chance’

Thursday and Friday mornings, like clockwork, Randy Cook heads to Five Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park to connect with fellow veterans. Cook served in the U.S. Marine Corps Special Forces during the Vietnam War, […]


COVID-19

Back to school conundrum

For the Bergmann family, Chico Junior High has become a generational tradition. JP and Linda went there, and though their Mulberry Street home falls within the attendance boundaries of Marsh Junior High, their son is […]