There’s an ATM inside the Bank of America. I use it as much as I can just because it gives me a chance to walk into the bank, giving the impression to passersby that I have important financial business to attend to. In fact, I have an account at BofA that says I can’t talk to any of the tellers (and maybe even other customers) without incurring a service charge. Now I come to learn they are taking the ATM out of the bank and I’ll have to do my money business at one of those outside deals in the rear parking lot. What a bummer.
The Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory has unveiled a new telescope that allows you to look at the sun without scorching your retinas. According to a press release, “Using a specially designed filter and telescope the daytime stargazer can now enjoy breathtaking views of our nearest star. The new solar telescope allows the observer to view the magnetic activity on the surface of the sun as loops, flares and prominences.” Anita Berkow, the observatory’s curator, said, “The view is simply wonderful. Besides giving us great images of the sun, it will increase the observatory’s capabilities to become a 24-hours-a-day facility.” Right now the observatory is free to the public Thursday-Sunday from dusk to 11 p.m. With the solar telescope, a special Sunday-afternoon session will be offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The observatory sits in Upper Bidwell Park off Wildwood Drive at Horseshoe Lake. Directions can be found online at www.chicoobservatory.com.
The Right Now Foundation, hoping to keep the idea of a performing arts center alive in the Senator Theatre, will come before the Chico City Council Tuesday, June 3, during the council’s all-day budget meeting to ask for more funding. The RNF would like to see members of the community attend the meeting in support or write letters to the council. For more information call 891-1383 or 894-8621. The Web address is http://senatortheatre.com.