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Co-Working Coffee Space Invigorates Downtown Chico

Co-Working Coffee Space Invigorates Downtown Chico

  Little by little, Stoble Coffee and Workplace is evolving into the full-fledged coffeehouse, café, and workspace the owners envisioned. While a Stoble coffee cart has been serving up hot liquid creations since June 2019, it was in March that the doors opened to...

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Distinctive artwork a legacy to cycling advocate

Distinctive artwork a legacy to cycling advocate

It’s hard to know how many people have pedaled or walked under the large sprockets that designate the Steve G. Harrison Memorial Bikeway in Chico. The avid cyclist died in summer 2007 at the age of 56. His body was recovered in the Sacramento River days after he went...

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Book Review: Riveting biography of Kirk Kerkorian

Book Review: Riveting biography of Kirk Kerkorian

Even though I lived in Las Vegas while Kirk Kerkorian was still a presence in Las Vegas, I never knew much about him other than what I read in the newspapers. It was through the book The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in...

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Sizzling natural wonders throughout Lassen National Park

Sizzling natural wonders throughout Lassen National Park

The pale aqua-colored water had the look of being a glacial wonder until the gurgling became pronounced. This was no icy mountain lake. It was quite the opposite. Appropriately named Boiling Springs Lake, it’s hot to the touch and would be scalding where the bubbling...

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Wildlife remain in neighborhood that was once wetlands

Wildlife remain in neighborhood that was once wetlands

  Not many suburban neighborhoods can boast being home to osprey, turtles and multiple species of fish. California Park in Chico is one such neighborhood. It is comprised of more than 1,800 single-family residences, condos and apartments on the east side of town....

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Following in the path of cows to climb a mountain

Following in the path of cows to climb a mountain

Cows are smarter than people. They know on a warm day to stay huddled in a shady spot. Humans, well, they were out in the wide-open without trees nearby, with sun beating down and exerting themselves. Fortunately for the two-leggeds, the four-leggeds are sharing their...

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