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Rob Berry alleges Chico council violated Brown Act

CHICO — Local attorney Rob Berry has served the Chico City Council with a cease and desist letter claiming the council has violated the Brown Act on numerous occasions. According to the paperwork filed Wednesday, Berry accuses the City Council of taking up items previously not on the published agenda without notice, unlawfully holding private deliberations to confer and seek counsel, acting on matters of public interest as a collective outside the laws of litigation procedure and failing to inform the public on actions taken in closed session.
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Residents at Chico's temporary resting site react to final day there

CHICO, Calif. — Chico's homeless resting site is closing tomorrow. People staying there were given notice on Monday that they would have to be out in four days. "We're all trying to get our lives back. We have a little bit of a feeling we can get our lives back and then they take it from us. We had four days from the time they told us we had to be out of here. That's not enough time to come up with money, pack up all your stuff, find a spot, and get out of here. It's not enough time. And they do it in the middle of the month when nobody has any money. The least they could do is give us till the end of the month," said Link Colvard, a resident currently staying at the resting site with his wife and grandchildren.
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COVID-19: Chico, CA Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 1,325,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending September 14, bringing the total count to more than 40.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 655,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]

Located In A World War II-Era Hangar, Chico Air Museum Is A Must For Airplane Enthusiasts In Northern California

Hiding out in Chico is a free museum that’s a must for flight enthusiasts. The Chico Air Museum is home to an awesome collection of historic planes. Set inside of an old World War II-era hangar, you’ll be surrounded by history when you visit this destination. Both young and old can enjoy getting an up-close […] The post Located In A World War II-Era Hangar, Chico Air Museum Is A Must For Airplane Enthusiasts In Northern California appeared first on Only In Your State.

Valley's Edge looking towards the future for city growth in Chico

CHICO, Calif. - A nearly 1,500-acre plan development in Chico called "Valley's Edge" that could bring more than a thousand homes and apartment units to the area. The archway on Skyway will be one of the many entrances into what will be Valley's Edge. The owner, Bill Brouhard, said there...

Iconic war plane on display at the Chico Air Museum

CHICO, Calif. — The B-17, Sentimental Journey, has made landing at the Chico Air Museum and it is available for the public to tour. The B-17 was most famous for operations in Europe but was used in every theater of war from 1941-1945. "It's amazing. It's such a cramped space....
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Lawyer Charged in Durham Probe with Making False Statement

The prosecutor tasked with examining the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI. The case against the attorney, Michael Sussmann of the Perkins Coie law firm, is just the second prosecution brought by special counsel...

Fire restrictions expand in the Mendocino National Forest

WILLOWS, Calif. — Fire restrictions now will expand to wilderness areas and developed recreation sites in the Mendocino National Forest. Starting Sept. 16, campfires, stove fires, and other sources of open flames are prohibited on the Mendocino National Forest according to a new forest order issued by U.S Department of Agriculture Forest Service staff.

CAA holding food distribution in Thermalito Friday

THERMALITO, Calif. – The Community Action Agency (CAA) will distribute food to the public at a County Food Action Agency Expansion Program event, scheduled for Friday. It will be held in the parking lot of the Nelson Sports Complex, located at 2290 Sixth St. in Oroville. The giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to noon or until supplies of food run out, the CAA said in a news release.
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Oroville schools get new social workers

OROVILLE — A myriad of community disasters over the past five years including the Oroville Dam spillway failure and numerous wildfires including the 2018 Camp Fire, 2020 North Complex with the addition of onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 have taken an undue toll on the mental health of those living in Butte County including youth.

Torres Shelter in Chico expanding its capacity

CHICO, Calif. - A Chico homeless shelter is about to offer up 50 more beds, but it is unknown if this is enough to take the pressure off as the city works to settle a lawsuit. Action News Now spoke with The Torres Shelter about the impacts of the expansion.
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Public Health reports 16 Butte County COVID deaths in last week

OROVILLE — Following a rise in COVID-19 cases, Butte County Public Health has announced four additional deaths over the weekend. The county office warned in a news release additional deaths are expected to be verified this week but the office is waiting on reviews of medical records and the confirmation of death certificates before making any announcements.