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Dr. Ray Yip of Chico talks about the overseas outreach Alliance for Smiles, which took him to a Chinese village to help repair kids’ cleft palates.
By Sarah Hubbart
This article was published on 04.09.09
For a residential student at Chico State, it costs no more to study abroad than to attend school here, so why not travel? Those who have call it a fun, challenging way to step out of one’s comfort zone.
By Lindsey Barrett
National conservation group American Rivers confirms what most Californians already have known: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its rivers are sick unto death.
By Robert Speer
Chico City Council members hear how government giveth and the government taketh away.
Memo from outgoing director Derek Wolfgram outlines the side-effect of budget cuts—namely, a 71 percent reduction in hours.
Community group gets OK to regain control of Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital.
A Chico council member wants to make medical marijuana more available, not less.
The five most important things on your budget.
The hundreds of supporters who came by the shelter during Zootoo.com’s visit must’ve paid off—BHS made it to the contest’s top 10.
Earth-conscious Common Vision spreads sustainability message through its musical Fruit Tree Tour.
By Katie Booth
Conservation group concerned about proposed biodiesel operations near San Francisco Bay.
Federal officials investigate the death of what could be America’s last wild jaguar.
Seattle residents will vote this summer on whether they should pay for plastic bags.
Creating a sustainable workplace takes some thinking inside the box.
By Lori Brown
Helping childcare providers stay green with eco-health checklist.
It can be difficult to see the silver lining behind all the dark economic clouds. But it’s there, if we have eyes to see.
From prevention to intervention to information, a single county department helps make many people healthier.
By Ellen Michels
Our always-sharp readers let us know what they think.
When he’s not knee-deep in tax season, John Burge is out in nature, knee-deep in artifacts.
By Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia
A question as poignant today as when it was first asked: The almighty dollar—what is it good for?
By Anthony Peyton Porter
The more things change in Chico, the more things stay the same … or at least close to the same number …
By Evan Tuchinsky
Chico’s Interstellar Studios creates PBS documentary, 400 Years of the Telescope.
Clearing away the dust with a blast of rock and roll. Plus, homemade beer, CAMMIES Folk/Acoustic night and local lit happenings.
By Jason Cassidy
Sacramento’s 2Me goes mellow on new disc.
By Matthew Craggs
Singer/songwriter Erin Lizardo records stellar EP with new band Joybook.
Slide-guitar stud releases first disc for Blind Pig Records.
Songwriting legend JJ Cale releases new album and stops to share his tunes at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.
By Alan Sheckter
Catch these talented nominees during the last week of showcases.
By Mark Lore
Butte and Glenn counties home to many producers of extra virgin olive oil.
By Henri Bourride
Superbad’s Greg Mottola returns with another smart, coming-of-age comedy.
By Juan-Carlos Selznick
A quick and easy nugget of film goodness or badness.
The CN&R’s Recession Survival Guide.
Venerable Chicoans share their stories of growing up during the Great Depression—hard-knock-life lessons that echo in our current recession.
By Meredith J. Cooper
When money is tight, it only makes sense to scale back. Let your excesses show you the way.
Embrace the spirit of the Sixties—and Chico—by reaching out, pooling resources and sharing burdens.
Squeaky wheels don’t always get greased; sometimes, they get discarded. Here’s advice from an H.R. professional on how to keep your job off the chopping block.
Learn about the state’s Work Sharing Program—the jobs it saves may just include your own.
Facing unemployment? Check out these lines of work that tend to be recession-resistant if not recession-proof.
If you’re in a deep hole, you may well find your bank and landlord will help you dig out.
By Christy Pryde
If you need it, Butte County probably has it. Here is a list of resources at your disposal.
Craigslist and Freecycle bring bartering into the 21st century—with Chicoans capitalizing.
From helping neighbors with projects to starting a home business, opportunities for income-generating ventures abound.
By Sarah Kelly
Got a lingering chore at home or in the garden? Before automatically hiring someone, think about trying a do-it-yourself solution.
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