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Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:13pm | by Daniel Holmberg
Steve Catterall, owner of Olde Gold Estate Jewelry, has had a passion for gemology for quite some time. As a Certified Gemologist and Registered Jeweler, Steve and the rest of his staff continue to serve the Chico community with quality service and expertise that is hard to come by. I recently sat down with Steve and discussed his personal background as well as the history of Olde Gold Estate Jewelry.
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:07pm | by Stephanie Yunker
On Thursday, September 19th, dozens of downtown businesses will be participating in an effort to raise funds to assist the Lor Family with expenses related to the death of their daughter, Pa Houa Lor. Pa Houa died on August 27 after being struck on her head by a large falling branch while she sat on a bench on the Chico State University campus.
Some businesses will be donating a flat fee and others will be donating a percentage of sales throughout the day. Community members are encouraged to patronize the following Downtown Businesses
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 8:35pm | by Daniel Holmberg
Christianne Belles, owner of Home Ec in Downtown Chico, is a positive individual whose life philosophy surrounds around being happy and making others around her happy. Her positive attitude is most evident and definitely contagious. She brings this same attitude to her shop, Home Ec. As a Downtown Business owner, Christianne’s greatest joy comes from seeing customers humor themselves with the products Home Ec has to offer.
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 8:36am | by Daniel Holmberg
Jamie Camaren, General Manager of the Hotel Diamond and Johnnie’s Restaurant and Lounge, has led an interesting career to where she is now. During her childhood, her mother owned and operated Swensons, a restaurant in Willows. At age 12, she had already begun waiting tables and since then she has always found herself in the restaurant business. Contrary to her experience in restaurants through high school graduation, Jamie decided to attend Chico State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Education—she wanted to teach. After graduating, Jamie left Chico to work for a catering company in Hawaii. Her time spent in The Aloha State eventually brought her to Las Vegas, where she continued working in the restaurant and catering business.
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:34pm | by Stephanie Yunker
The Taste of Chico event program has been finalized! Want a sneak peak? Click HERE!
Don't forget you can enter for a chance to win 2 free tickets by visiting facebook/com/downtownchico and entering the contest app (just below our cover photo).
OR - buy your tickets online NOW for the best price. Click the link to the right!
Taste of Chico 2013 - Small Town. BIG Taste!
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 2:03pm | by Daniel Holmberg
Since its start in 2004, The Pita Pit in Chico has been owned and operated by the Dakofs. In the past three years, younger son Scott Dakof has been managing the store. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Scott and discuss his background, as well as the history of The Pita Pit in Downtown Chico.
Thu, 07/25/2013 - 4:57pm | by Daniel Holmberg
Since the late 90’s, Zac Black has been putting his tattooing abilities on display in the Chico area. Originally from Laguna Beach, Zac decided to head to Chico in ‘96 to study graphic design at California State University, Chico. Zac enjoyed the program and obtained a bachelor’s degree a few years after arriving at the university. After graduating, Zac was interested in tattooing.
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:24am | by Daniel Holmberg
Mike Wear, one of the partners of 5th Street Steakhouse, has always found himself in the restaurant business. From the age of 14, he has held pretty much every position in a restaurant. It was from this early exposure that Mike wanted to continue being part of the restaurant business.
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:21am | by Daniel Holmberg
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Thomas, one of the owners of Chico’s Tres Hombres Long Bar and Grill. Michael Thomas and Johnny Scurto are partners of Tres Hombres, with locations in Chico and Petaluma.