Doni’s Conversation With Kyle Picket

Wow. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Can you give a bit of a then-and-now summary for us? At the time of the merger, the Redding Symphony was financially teetering and the Chico Symphony had a real identity crisis… Continue Reading


What to Do About Weeds, With Invasive Plant Activist, Educator Susan Mason

Susan Mason knows her weeds. She knows most of yours, too. She is particularly familiar with the weeds of Bidwell Park after having worked more than 4,000 volunteer hours over the past 12 years helping to identify, map, work toward… Continue Reading

Build, Race Your Own Chico Palio Horse to Kick-off Artoberfest

Don’t miss this year’s fun — live entertainment, great food, free art activities and a chance to build your own Palio horse. It’s that time of year again, Chico Palio is right around the corner. Kick-off Artoberfest, Chico’s month-long celebration… Continue Reading

‘Amphibioso’ Wins $1,000 1st Prize at All Media 2011 Exhibit

Out of 375 entered works, juror Peter Frank awarded the $1,000 1st prize at the Chico Art Center’s national All Media 2011 exhibit to the painting “Amphibioso” by Kimberly Piazza. “Needless to say, I am thrilled and honored beyond belief,”… Continue Reading


California Smart Landscaping Conference, Oct. 21 – An Interview with Pam Geisel

Pam Geisel is the Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator for the University of California, and for the last few years she has lived and gardened in Hamilton City, a small, scenic town in Glenn County. Being a North Stater herself now,… Continue Reading

Chico Police Warn of Publisher’s Clearinghouse Scam

Chico Police have become aware of a possible scam in which the suspect is claiming to be a Chico Police official. Since yesterday, police have received three inquiries from citizens asking if there is a Lt. Mike O’Brien employed at… Continue Reading

Chico Police Seek Help Locating Robbery Suspect

On 5/28/2011 at 2201 hrs, a robbery took place at Mangrove Bottle at 1350 Mangrove Avenue in Chico. During the robbery, two male suspects threatened the clerk with liquor bottles and claimed to have weapons. The suspects fled the scene… Continue Reading

Tickets Now Available for Yo-Yo Ma & Friends

Chico Performances will celebrate its 30th year with a special performance by Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott with the Assad Brothers, and you can attend and help North State Symphony at the same time! Yo Yo Ma’s classical playing is… Continue Reading


Pettersen Motorsports’ Car Show, BBQ to Benefit Chico PD K-9 Unit

Mark Pettersen, owner of Pettersen Motorsports, contacted the Chico Police Department requesting to conduct a fund raiser for the Police K9 Unit. On Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at noon, the event will take place at Pettersen Motorsports, 2961 Highway 32,… Continue Reading