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‘In memory of’

A half-dozen artists and activists gathered at The Triangle Saturday (Feb. 20) morning to install a temporary tribute to members of the homeless community who’ve died in recent years. The signs were up by 9 […]

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Death by homelessness

In recent weeks, a wedge-shaped traffic median between Pine and Cypress Streets—known as The Triangle—became the latest battleground in the community-dividing conflict over how Chico should address homelessness issues. On Feb. 4, city workers and […]

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Shelters and the city

During its Feb. 2 meeting, the Chico City Council boosted the continued efforts of the Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT) to provide shelter for unhoused individuals. The council approved $282,933 of Community Development Block Grant […]

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Sweeps begin

After weeks of uncertainty and months of heated public debate, the city of Chico made good on pledges to step up enforcement against homeless campers Tuesday morning (Jan. 12), as dozens of city workers and […]

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Shelter on horizon?

The Chico City Council made a surprise move toward establishing temporary shelter for the homeless and an unsurprising move to ban sterile syringe programs at its Tuesday (Jan. 5) meeting. Near the beginning of the […]

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Looming uncertainty

Richie Graves has been worrying a lot lately. He’s worried that, at any moment, Chico police officers or park rangers might appear and evict him and others from the encampment near One-Mile Recreation Area where […]

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Out in the cold

Cold weather may have claimed its first local victim of the season on Nov. 16—the morning when Chico police officers responding to a 911 call found the body of 55-year-old Scott Walker in a tent […]

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Defeat and denial

Sounds of celebration and fumes from idling diesel engines filled the air behind Raley’s grocery store on Notre Dame Boulevard at 10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 7), as diehard Donald Trump supporters gathered to protest alleged […]