Chico, CA Government


Enforcement and cleanup at Teichert Ponds set to begin next week

CHICO, Calif. - The City of Chico will begin their enforcement and cleanup efforts of the homeless camps at Teichert Ponds beginning next week. In a press release sent to Action News Now, City Manager Mark Sorensen detailed the weeks-long process of talks and discussion between the City of Chico and the plaintiffs involved in the Warren v. Chico settlement.

City of Chico continues enforcement at Teichert Ponds

CHICO, Calif. — The battle for homeless enforcement in Chico continues at Teichert Ponds. Nestled behind the 99 bikeway and freeway, Teichert Ponds was once a quiet wetland oasis for all residents to enjoy. But now, some residents say homeless encampments are destroying the environment and creating dangerous living conditions.

Traffic Alert: Lane closures planned in Chico this week for signal construction project

CHICO, Calif. — Planning on driving on East Avenue this week? You may want to take a detour while passing near Cactus Avenue. City of Chico officials said construction work on a signal project near the intersection of East and Cactus will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and last until Friday, Jan. 27. During this time, city officials said outside lane closures will be in effect.

Chico Schools Locked Down Tues Afternoon

Nervous moments as four Chico schools including Chico State were on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after reports of a person who may have a gun on the Chico High campus.... Chico High was locked down with a code red while Chico Junior and Citrus Elementary were on a code yellow just before 2pm this afternoon. Shortly after the report police determined no one had a gun on campus and the lockdowns were lifted.

Gold Nugget Days parade tradition comes to an end

PARADISE, Calif. - A Gold Nugget Day parade tradition ends after about 20 years. The Gold Nugget museum board had decided to end the Devil Mountain Brigade's gunfire which symbolizes the parade's end. Action News Now spoke with Gold Nugget board CEO and executive director Mark Thorp, and the board...

Veterans look to build connections over coffee

CHICO, Calif. - Local veterans kick off their Wednesdays with coffee, doughnuts, good times, and connecting with one another at the Chico Veterans Memorial Hall. Senior Vice Commander and Veteran Brianna Farrara believe this weekly meet-up is special. "It's just a great opportunity for veterans to come and tell stories...

Butte County flu deaths | Supporting Chico’s unhoused | Legislators condemn shooting

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Jan. 24. Butte County reports first flu-related deaths in 2023. The Butte County Department of Public Health reported the first two flu-related deaths of the 2023 flu season Thursday. Both residents were over the age of 60 and died from complications of the virus. Public health officials are urging those who haven’t yet been vaccinated to get their flu shot now, as the season typically lasts into the spring.

Monterey Park’s Asian American History | Monterey Park’s State Representatives | Paradise-opoly

A conversation with a journalist about the parallels between Sacramento and Monterey Park’s vibrant Asian-American history and culture. Monterey Park’s state representatives tell us about the community and how they’re coping with the tragedy. A board game based on the classic “monopoly” is helping Paradise rebuild and heal from the Camp Fire.
Paradise Post

Achieve campus in Chico designated California Distinguished School

CHICO — Steve Wright has been with Achieve Charter School since its founding. He began in 2005 as a second-grade teacher, transitioned into a faculty leadership role after 10 years and became K-8 principal when Achieve established a high school. Soon after, the Camp Fire hit, destroying both campuses...
Paradise Post

Butte County Supervisors to reassess spending from PG&E settlement fund

OROVILLE — The Butte County Board of Supervisors is set to look at its spending from the PG&E settlement fund Tuesday and potentially implement a budget line for additional internal management going forward. Chief Administrative Officer Andy Picket is bringing the item before the board at its upcoming meeting...

Board of Supervisors Regularly Scheduled Meetings

GLENN COUNTY – On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the County of Glenn Board of Supervisors took action to adopt a resolution setting the Board of Supervisors regular meeting schedule for the months of February 2023 through December 2023. The Board of Supervisors of the County of Glenn, will hold...

Is it legal, or not? The trash franchise needs to be discussed – please write a note to your council rep and/or clerk Debbie Presson asking that this subject be placed on an upcoming agenda

This morning I sent an email to City Clerk Debbie Presson (, asking her how to agendise a discussion regarding the city’s trash franchise/tax. A recent Supreme Court decision says the city’s “franchise” is really a tax, and needed to be run in a ballot measure.