Latin-American pathways

The land carries the scars and the stories of the many who make the journey looking for a better life. The fears, the loss, and the hopes are embedded in each step. The twilight’s soft […]

Arts & Culture

‘Best beware my sting’

For 21st century audiences, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew can be confusing. It’s as fun and witty as any of the Bard’s comedies, but it does require a great deal of focus (and maybe […]

Arts & Culture

A new vibe

For the local music scene in Chico to remain vital, there has to be new blood injected from time to time. There also has to be a handful of people who are putting energy into […]

Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Chico’s guitarist

In 1945, Charlie Robinson scored his first guitar gig, playing Saturday night dances at The Diamond Springs Hotel, in the heart of California’s Gold Country, for $5 a week. “The band was booked to play […]


Flux capacity

Before the In-Flux: Recalibrating The Unknown group exhibit came to MONCA this month, I hadn’t heard that the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) had shut down. In 2022, the beloved art school closed and in […]

Arts & Culture

What’s going on? April 5-10

What happening this week? The clouds are parting and the Butte County arts scene is inviting you out to play. Below is handpicked list of suggestions for the latest local live theater, music and art. […]


Peeling back the labels

The use of labels to define a person or a group of people can create a situation devoid of empathy. The stereotypes involved allow us to skip over the person who is being labeled and […]

Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Still The Boss

It’s been a long time since a live performance has brought Arts DEVO to tears. But witnessing The Boss in person for the first time on Easter Sunday (March 31) in San Francisco with my […]

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Election 2024

Butte County releases certified election results

Today (March 22), Butte County Clerk-Recorder Keaton Denlay announced the final certified 2024 primary election results for Butte County. The final accounting—with 46.64 percent voter turnout in the county—did not change the results of local […]

Editor's note

Editor’s Note: “No” on dirty campaigns

This feature is part of the CN&R’s 2024 election coverage. Like most contentious ballot issues that have come before Chico voters, the campaigning surrounding the Valley’s Edge referendum has been filled with noisy distractions. And […]

Election 2024

Still undecided on Valley’s Edge?

This feature is part of the CN&R’s 2024 election coverage. If you follow E. 20th St. as east as it goes, the road comes to an end at a locked gate with a “No Trespassing” […]

Local Government

City council recap: New subdivision approved

The city of Chico is likely to get a tiny bit bigger in the near future. Last night, the City Council voted 6-1—with Councilman Addison Winslow opposed—to approve proposals that will allow Tatreau Construction to […]

Editor's note

Editor’s Note: End note

After the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out advertising and forced a temporary cessation of print publication in March of 2020, the Chico News & Review came back to print that July. For three-and-a-half years the newspaper […]

Arts & Culture

Back to the boards

The Chico theater scene has kind of settled into a groove after being so disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, one that includes many of the usual suspects making their way through our area in the […]

Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Yodel-ay-bleep-bloop

This column is Arts DEVO’s happy place—standing in the middle of the local arts scene, taking in a wide view of the comings and goings of local and visiting creators and painting a picture of […]