Arts & Culture

Living the dream

Midway through the opening-night performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as the sun set on a makeshift stage area at the edge of Bidwell Park’s Cedar Grove, the Bard’s words were momentarily drowned out by […]


Sprouting anew

Of the many colorful buildings lining Park Avenue in South Chico, the 1078 Gallery—with its vibrant orange exterior, sky-blue trim and florid exterior murals—is among the most vibrant. Throughout this month, the building’s colorful interior […]


Chico armed for battle?

Concerned Citizens for Justice (CC4J), a local police watchdog group, is rallying for public input during the City Council meeting tonight (April 19, 6 p.m.) regarding the adoption of a city ordinance overseeing the Chico […]


‘Arts in the wild’

This feature is part of the Chico News & Review’s 2022 Arts & Music special issue. Imagine an evening spent watching steampunks and sprites frolicking among the trees at Bidwell Park’s Cedar Grove; or how […]


Flow downhill?

The effort to connect the Town of Paradise to the city of Chico’s sewer and wastewater treatment system continues to move forward, and this month the public has the opportunity to speak up on the […]


Shelter in the spotlight

Still empty, the 177 Pallet shelter units at the Chico Emergency Non-Congregate Housing Site are perfectly square and stark white, collectively serving as a blank canvas waiting to be colored by those who will occupy […]


Behind the lines

Even before Russian forces invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the mainstream media set its 24/7 news cycle on covering the conflict. However, that cycle often focuses on only the biggest news stories shuffled on repeat, […]


New place to roost

This feature is part of a CN&R special report: Entrepreneurs 2022: Reinvention. With a multi-page menu heavy on comfort food, an old-school lunch counter and a standing army of kitschy chicken statues, The Roost Cafe […]


New vibrations

This feature is part of a CN&R special report: Entrepreneurs 2022: Reinvention. For years, Amanda Bosschart fantasized about the storefront at the southeast corner of Third and Main streets, imagining it would make the perfect […]


New shelter tour

Construction of the new homeless shelter at the former site of the Silver Dollar BMX race track in South Chico is nearly complete, but the facility’s opening date remains unclear. The remaining obstacles, according to […]

Local Government

The city speaks

Chico’s mayor and city manager held a press conference Tuesday (Jan. 18) regarding last week’s settlement of the Warren v. City of Chico lawsuit, breaking months of court-ordered confidentiality that barred players on both sides […]


On new terms

There is a sea change in store for the city of Chico and its approach to homelessness issues. On Friday (Jan. 14), a settlement agreement in the Warren v. City of Chico lawsuit was signed […]


Victory lap

The chilly night air, sharpened by the frozen surface beneath his wheels, did nothing to cool the warmth of Kevin Hines’ smile as he first circled the ice rink in Chico City Plaza Thursday night […]


Spotlight on Chico

Last month, a group called Chico Voters launched recall efforts against Mayor Andrew Coolidge and Councilman Sean Morgan. Among the group’s cited reasons why the men should be removed from office are perceived missteps related […]

Camp Fire

Harvest hurdles

When the Camp Fire raged through Paradise on Nov. 8, 2018, Jim and Laurie Noble barely escaped with their lives. Almost everything they left behind, including three homes and eight outbuildings that composed the infrastructure […]