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Hot shot: T time

Submitted photo by John Robinson T time: Just a few of the 25 Model T Fords that toured Chico attractions when the Redwood Empire Model T Club from Santa Rosa was hosted in Chico in September. Readers can submit photos for consideration to “Hot Shot” at …

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Program matches CalFresh dollars at farmers markets

People who get food assistance can double their money — up to $20 worth at least — while shopping at some local farmers markets, thanks to a grant. The Market Match program rolled out in September at four Butte County farmers markets. Unfortunately Saturday is the last day of the …

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Butte Rose Society has annual show, monthly meeting

Chico >> October is a busy month for the Butte Rose Society with its annual rose show and monthly meeting. The 23rd annual Festival of Roses is planned from 1-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The free show will be at the Chico Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave. The nearby Creekside Rose …

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Native plants that thrive beside Chico’s Lindo Channel

Chico >> Chico’s Lindo Channel, also known as Sandy Gulch, is a seasonal waterway that serves as a flood control channel. The soil has significant percentages of sand and cobble, further enhancing summer dryness. Since moving beside it in 1991, I have established a drip irrigation system to help establish …

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Ham radio operators have Butte County emergency role

Oroville >> When the Red Cross signaled it would open a evacuation center in Oroville for the Cherokee and La Porte fires, there was a small band of volunteers that may have not been noticed. They were hauling boxes of equipment to a back room at the Church of the …

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Fraternity sentenced for cutting down trees in national forest

A fraternity at California State University, Chico, has been ordered to perform 9,800 hours of community service for cutting down trees in Lassen National Forest during an initiation ceremony. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity pleaded guilty to illegally cutting or otherwise damaging timber, trees or forest products, according to a …

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Transfer Students – The Orion

Natalie HansonOctober 12, 2017Filed under Blogs, Opinion There used to be a stigma attached to starting your college life at a community college. You could argue there still is one. The pressure in high school was all about latching onto a four-year college right away. Preferably out of town, at …

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