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Homeless exiled from Chico

Gone will be the days of panhandling and people scrounging for recyclables if Chico city officials have their way. No, I’m not talking about Chico State students. The city has enough fun with Labor Day, Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the homeless who have to worry. The city’s grand plan began in earnest in […]

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Games heal wounds of incompetence

I spent my winter break trying to free the world from shadows by either swinging my mighty sword, launching the occasional bomb-arrow, or even transforming into a mighty wolf and leaping for the throats of my enemies. No, I’m not writing this column from a maximum-security prison or while on the lam. After a two-year […]

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Pursuit of parking stalls students

Rational people would take $72 and put it toward food, textbooks or even a nice romantic evening on the town. Instead, I spent that for the right to fight for a parking space. I’ve heard all about how hard it is to find parking even with a permit. It’s no surprise the university oversells parking […]

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Democrats finally step up

Don’t look now, but there’s something new dangling between the blue donkey’s legs. After taking it on the chin since Republicans took power of Congress in 1994, the Democrats are taking charge, and it’s about time. One party can’t rule forever. It started with a seemingly harmless nonbinding resolution that didn’t seem to be worth […]

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Podcast aside your radio

I have officially given up listening to the radio. Outside the occasional San Francisco Giants game on the radio, I have no reason or need to. The songs I want to listen to are all on my iPod, and now even some of the TV shows I’ve missed are waiting for me to download for […]

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Love bytes on the Internet

Look at that mug. With a face like this, I’m sure you’ll be shocked to know Valentine’s Day hasn’t been the kindest holiday to me. Even with all of my charm, grace and incredibly dashing looks, I found myself beginning February the same way I began so many months before. It’s been a long dry […]

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