What major things happened in Chico in 2009? What were the trends? Have you noticed any peculiar ones? See 2008.
Headshops and Hookah galore! Three headshops opened on Nord/Walnut/32, The Hookah Spot (hookah bar) opened on Nord/W. Sacramento Ave. in addition to Headz Up, and finally another headshop is on 5th and Cherry Streets
Use of OpenStreetMap (website) by Chicoans literally exploded and now Chico is getting the attention it deserves on the Creative Commons Share Alike (culture is free!) mapping project.