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The forgotten fire?

Until the night of Sept. 8, 2020, Berry Creek’s Village Market was the beating heart of a thriving community. It was the only destination “on the hill”—as locals refer to the foothills area—that offered groceries […]

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From all sides

In accordance with rules established by a federal court, much of the ongoing drama surrounding Warren v. Chico—the civil case filed by eight plaintiffs against the city over lack of shelter options and anti-homeless ordinances—has […]

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Still in crisis

On Tuesday (Aug. 10), the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on a resolution to extend the shelter crisis declaration for Butte County. The original resolution was approved in September 2018, the month before the Camp […]

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Charging forward

Tuesday’s (Aug. 3) Chico City Council meeting kicked off with the swearing in of new members Michael O’Brien and Dale Bennett, and the two men took their new seats on the dais within 10 minutes […]

Arts & Culture

DIY together

Chico suffered many cultural losses during the pandemic, and among the most mourned in activist and artistic circles was the closure of Blackbird. Though ostensibly an anarchist bookstore that served coffee, the little yellow Victorian […]

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Now hiring

With the Chico City Council on a fast track to appoint two new members to begin serving Aug. 3, the regular meeting on Tuesday (July 20) took the form of a group job interview. The […]

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Two hot seats

A total of 21 applicants—including a retired police chief and two former council members—have tossed their hats in the ring to fill two vacant positions on the Chico City Council. The majority of hopefuls, 14, […]

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Court order: Stay

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to the plaintiffs in the ongoing Warren v. Chico civil case late Thursday (July 8), barring the city of Chico from enforcing ordinances aimed at the homeless population. […]

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Judgment coming soon

Those watching the lawsuit between eight unhoused individuals and the city of Chico over camping enforcement and lack of suitable shelter options will have to wait at least a little longer for a federal judge’s […]

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Will this fly?

The day before the city of Chico opened its “resting site” for the local unhoused population at the Chico Municipal Airport last Friday (June 25), John Howlett stood in sweltering heat, peering through the fence […]

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Solutions elusive

After enduring almost a year of shifting City Council directions, intense public criticism and unrealized attempts to help create new shelter options, Suzi Kochems is leaving her role as the city of Chico’s homeless solutions […]

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Return of nightlife?

This feature is part of the CN&R’s June 2021 Business Issue. Archer Lombardi kicked off 2020 ready for big changes. After nearly a decade dedicated to establishing The Maltese as one of Chico’s cornerstone bars […]

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Shot lottery

In an effort to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the state of California is offering big cash prizes and $50 vouchers. The $116.5 million “Vax for the Win” campaign was announced May 27. […]