Man, 24, Injured In Chico Shooting

Sep 2, 2016

A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in Chico in broad daylight Thursday afternoon. The victim was rushed to a local hospital. First responders found the man in the middle of the street on the 1600 block of Davis Street in Chapmantown.

The shooting was reported at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday.

No information about possible suspects or a motive was released. 

A blurry Facebook video and accusations of overzealous use-of-force over the weekend prompted a lengthy official rebuttal from Chico police Monday.

Today on Weekend Showcase, we talk with Cameron Kelly, the new director of the Chico Art Center. She will discuss her vision for the future of the center. We also talk with the writer-director & the cast of "A Kid Walks into a Bar," an original comedy at the Blue Room Theatre which gives us an inside look at the Chico bar scene.

Paradise Post Moving To Chico Enterprise Office

Aug 4, 2016

The Paradise Post is consolidating editorial operations into the Chico Enterprise-Record. Managing Editor Rick Silva made the announcement in a note to readers Tuesday.

The paper is owned by Denver-based Digital First Media, publisher of more than 60 daily newspapers around the country.

Common Ground For Common Good: Chico Youth Court

Jun 28, 2016

The Chico Youth Court is a restorative justice program aimed at mitigating the impacts of juvenile crime. Joe Montes manages AAA Properties and also serves as the judge of Chico Youth Court, but he just helps from the procedural side — the youth are judged and represented by their peers. 

Chico Council To Consider Butane Can Restrictions

Jun 21, 2016
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Following the lead of other local communities in restricting the possession and purchase of butane cans, Chico is expected to follow suit at a council meeting this evening.

The cans, about the same size and shape of a spray paint can, have been used to extract concentrated THC from essentially worthless marijuana leaves.

A lucrative but dangerous cottage industry has developed. The heavier-than-air gas is extremely flammable. Amateur chemists attempting to refine so-called butane honey oil have mistakenly set off explosions, some fatal.

Chico Schools May Seek $152 Million Bond Measure

Jun 21, 2016

 School district officials in Chico are expected to ask voters to approve a $152 million bond measure to cover repairs and some new facilities.

Assistant Superintendent Kevin Bultema said if approved, the district would proceed with priorities already identified in an earlier master plan.

“We have elementary schools that were built in the late ’40s that really haven’t received any improvements, modernization or renovation; and this bond is largely to address that," Bultema said. This is not gold plating.”

Caltrans To Host Meeting On Hwy 32 Sidewalk Project

Jun 20, 2016

With construction less than a month away, Caltrans is hosting an open house Thursday, sharing information about major construction work scheduled for parts of State Highway 32 in Chico.

At the meeting, Caltrans will present details on a $4 million plan to build continuous Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks from Highway 99 to Poplar Street.

Chico Tree Advocates Campaign For More City Trees

Jun 17, 2016
Marc Albert

Chico’s street trees are hurting. Age and drought are certainly taking their toll, but penny pinching and official neglect are making a bad situation worse.

At least that’s Charles Withuhn's argument. This local Lorax hopes that with enough public pressure, elected leaders will find the money to reverse course.

“The last six years, we have cut down way more trees than we have planted.” he said. “In 2014 we cut down something over 200 trees and planted 14.”

Bernie Sanders Holds Rally At Chico State

Jun 3, 2016
Courtesy of Jason Halley / CSU, Chico

The long odds facing Bernie Sanders did nothing Thursday night to deter thousands of supporters packing the Chico State campus to see the Vermont Senator. 

An adoring North State crowd gave Bernie Sanders a welcome as warm as yesterday’s sweltering heat as the feisty Democratic candidate fired off missives against injustice, inequality and influence-peddling.

He predicted that supporters working to the hilt could generate the highest voter turnout in a California primary, and victories elsewhere will arm him with a strong hand at the upcoming convention in Philadelphia.