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Chico mattress plant recovers from fire

There’s good news for Chico’s Square Deal Mattress Factory, which has had a bumpy August. An Aug. 1 fire in the wood shop nearly consumed the building, some tools and stored items. The building is still off limits to the Square Deal staff, while the insurance investigators are trying to …

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First day of school in Chico is Monday

Chico >> Chico students will head back into the classroom on Monday as Chico Unified School District starts the 2017-2018 school year. The school year will kick off with the solar eclipse. Every school in the district has plans to view the solar eclipse, taking the classroom outside so that …

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LGBT community feels acceptance, comfort, love

Chico >> Pride means being yourself. It means being able to walk into a place and not worry about exit strategies. It means feeling comfortable. It means love; acceptance. Saturday, City Plaza was an array of rainbow tie-dye dresses, striped headbands, hair and flags for Chico Pride Weekend 2017. Children …

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Chico Velo chief Janine Rood retiring

Chico >> While she’s not in a hurry to leave her post as executive director of Chico Velo, there are goals in Janine Rood’s life that go beyond bicycling. Like retiring. Time to do what she wants, and time for family are on the list, but she also wants to …

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What’s happening Sunday in the north valley

Events Knights of Columbus No. 3606 Blood Drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants receive free T-shirt and be entered in a drawing for a $250 fuel gift card. Must be in generally good health, free from cold symptoms, be 18 (16 & 17 with signed BloodSource parental consent form); weigh 110 …

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Residential, commercial projects keep Chico staff hopping

Chico >> The months between July 2016 and July 2017 will go on the books as “the fourth busiest” fiscal year in the city’s history, according to the new community development director. Developers and builders should see the benefit of that hectic pace in more personnel in the Community Development …

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Families share their plans for Monday’s solar eclipse

Chico >> Morgan Trotter spent $150 on a rush order of 25 solar eclipse glasses. The Paradise resident only needed three pairs for himself, his wife and daughter. But, he could only order them in bulk and decided the opportunity to view the eclipse was worth it. The Trotters, among …

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Chico’s Pride event kicked off Saturday

CHICO, Calif. – Chico’s Pride event kicked off on Saturday at the downtown plaza. The event sought to strengthen and unite the LGBTQ community. The plaza was buzzing with pride. Rainbow colors were seen all throughout the plaza on capes, jewelry and even… Article Source

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Chico author taps into animal spirituality

“When I was a kid,” Chicoan Cara Gubbins writes on her website (caragubbins.com), “I dreamed of being Dr. Doolittle when I grew up. … In 2010, my dream came true when I started doing Animal Intuitive and Pet Medium Readings … bridging the communication gap between pets and people. …” …

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