Local Government

Economic Armageddon?

Members of Chico’s City Council sounded alarms about an oncoming recession Tuesday evening (April 7), hitting the brakes on several initiatives and questioning whether to pause or reduce the sales tax measure slated for November’s […]

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Community Essays

COVID-19: A wake-up call

By Ron Angle It is clear now that global society will not be same for decades or more. The current pandemic has changed the way society interacts. For a generation at least, that change will […]

Arts & Culture

Virtual icons

Altogether, Chico Art Center (65), The Bookstore (44) and Pageant Theatre (40) have been around for a total of 149 years. While the future remains uncertain for all businesses and nonprofit groups, these three local […]

Arts DEVO

C’mere, Chico

“Socially distant” is not how Arts DEVO rolls. When I greet Chico, I go in for the hug. I am, of course, following the COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines by removing myself from the public sphere and […]

Second & Flume

Leave the light on

Each Thursday for the past 13 years, I’ve walked into the CN&R’s office and grabbed a freshly printed issue of Chico’s trusty alternative weekly. Yesterday was different. As I swung around the roundabout at Second […]