Saturday's Zombie Run in Orland was more than a typical hometown 5K.
Nearly 100 participants had more reason to run for their lives than just raising money for Orland Unified Schools District's music program.
They had to make their way through a 3.1 mile course of attacking zombies.
"It's very timely because of 'Walking D
More than two dozen bikers combined their love of riding motorcycles with their generosity toward the community on Saturday when they rode in Orland Pride's first Love Ride.
The 60-mile trek through Glenn and southern Tehama counties began at Victory in Christ Community Church in Orland, where participants dropped off new toys and a nonp
The Country Music Association named Lizzie Sider the artist to watch in 2013, but this week in Northern California, the 15-year-old country singer caught the attention of thousands of elementary school students who had the opportunity to hear her anti-bullying message and music.
Sider performed for Woodson Elementary and Rancho Tehama st
For families with children suffering from cancer and other illness, the pain can be unimaginable.
Breana Calcada and other participants in Saturday's Walk of Hope in Willows grew up seeing and hearing that message in television commercials for St. Jude's Hospital.
It served as inspiration for walking or running through town to ra
Moving the annual Rod and Custom Car Show from gloomy November at the Glenn County Fairgrounds to a beautiful October day at Library Park paid off in spades on Saturday for the Orland Chamber of Commerce.
The fifth annual Rod and Custom Car show had more vendors, more spectators, included a poker run and farmers market, had better weathe
Armed with rakes, hammers, paint brushes and hoses, about 70 volunteers on Saturday gave Black Butte Lake's Buckhorn Campground a makeover.
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, said Amber Machado, park ranger at Black Butte Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento Distr
The Willows City Council saw a return to the old guard on Tuesday when former Mayor Gary Hansen stepped back onto the dais after a nine-month hiatus.
Hansen, 54, was sworn into office immediately after being appointed to fill the unfinished term of ex-Councilman Bill Spears, who resigned Aug. 31 to return to his native Southern Californi
The Orland Trojan band on Friday threw down the gauntlet on their home field, but it was the Willows Honker band that proved they had the chops to take home the prize.
Willows won the first Battle of the Mace competition, which was held during the decades-old Battle of the Axe football game between the two rival schools.
Glenn Medical Center Foundation rolled out the red carpet Saturday at Cal Worthington's Big W ranch in Orland for the 10th annual Splendor in the Valley.
Foundation President Hoover Mock said the event was expected to raise more than $45,000 to purchase new equipment for the county's only hospital, located in Willows.
The gala ev
Political turbulence in Egypt and a large production of medium-grain rice in the southern United States in 2009 and 2010 are the main causes for a two-year long slump in California rice prices, according to Kirk Messick, Senior Vice President of Farmers' Rice Cooperative.
His co-op markets roughly one-fifth of California's crop.
Students from Chico State University and other colleges around the state said the annual Labor Day float of the Sacramento River is a rite of passage.
But only about 3,000 people set off from Irvine Finch Park to Scotty's Landing on Sunday, down from 11,000 people last year.
Officials say the drop in participation was largely due
Glenn County residents came together Saturday for a man and his dog.
The first Laws and Paws live music festival drew dozens to the fairgrounds to raise money for the Orland K-9 unit.
It was the first day-long event of its kind to team the Orland Police Department with the music community.
"The K-9 unit is doing a great j
School got underway this week for students in Orland Unified School District, and Monday's minimum day had students scattering just after noon.
"It was boring, boring, boring," said Veronica Cuin, 14, a freshman at Orland High. "But I expect it will get better."
Some schools have new teachers and leaders at the helm.
Angela Garcia waved goodbye to her mother on Tuesday and walked smiling into her kindergarten class.
The 5-year-old was so eager to go to school, it took her mother, Esnaidet Garcia, by surprise.
"I wasn't sure what to expect," said Garcia, whose daughter attends Murdock Elementary School in Willows. "I did not send her to presch
Gary Peterson noted the unusually cool temperature as he picked up trash at Lely Park in Orland on Monday.
He was one of about a dozen volunteers from Glenn County's Harmony House and Transition Age Youth Center who spent the morning cleaning the park.
"It feels good to do this," said Peterson, a life coach with Glenn County Ment
Got bugs? Brown leaves on your plants?
Then you might want to call the Glenn County Master Gardeners for some advice.
At least two will be available to answer questions on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m-4 p.m. at the UC Cooperative Extension Office in Orland.
This week, Kristine Green and Joan Cronk had the duty of check
Willows Unified School District Board is close to naming a new dean of students, but first, it bid farewell to the departing one.
The new Murdock Elementary School and Willows Intermediate School administrator will replace Joe Gallaty, who resigned last month to accept a position as superintendent and principal of Richfield Elementary Sc
Brandon Burrows looked down the shaft of an arrow at a wild boar.
But the 10-year-old wasn't after live prey.
Instead, he and dozens of other kids at Elk Creek Elementary School on Wednesday took aim at targets that resembled the animals indigenous to the western foothills of Colusa and Glenn counties.
"I just pulled back
Kids diving into the Willows pool on Monday were acutely aware that it takes a community working together to save a summer.
Most of the time, swimmers enjoy a pool that has been entirely funded by individuals and organizations, an ongoing effort to keep pool expenses from dipping into city coffers.
"That is why they do tri-tip an
The California Highway Patrol has had a busy few days with three accidents that killed one and injured several others.
Witnesses to an accident on Monday were credited with saving the life a 6-year-old after the car he was riding in plunged into a full Glenn-Codora Canal at Four Corners in Butte City, the CHP said.
The boy's moth