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Drunk man takes imaginary firefight to Empire Coffee

Drunk man takes imaginary firefight to Empire Coffee

Nathan Lehmann

February 21, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 20Chico Police: 6:23 a.m.: Suspicious subject on Lombard Ln. “Unknown subject is in reporting party’s vehicle, reporting party believes subject was sleeping in it. Subject is now out of the vehicle and at reporting party’s front door. Subject just asked reporting party for a b...

Shorter winter break controversial

Shorter winter break controversial

Madison Holmes

February 20, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State cut one week off winter break this year, giving less time for winter intersession studies and confusing students with their spring class schedules. Winter break is typically five weeks long. This year it was was four weeks long so that spring graduation wouldn't fall on the same weekend as Memo...

White male at library harrassing patrons for signatures

White male at library harrassing patrons for signatures

Nathan Lehmann

February 20, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 19 Chico Police: 4:24 a.m.: Subject disturbance at Jesus Center on Park Ave. “Subject was at location earlier tonight, but has been kicked out of the shelter for 30 days. Subject is now at the shelter rattling front door and ringing the doorbell. Subject is outside mumbling and pacing back ...

Police Blotter – Feb.11 – 16

Police Blotter – Feb.11 – 16

Nathan Lehmann

February 19, 2014


Filed under Police Blotter

Chico Police:Tuesday, 9:20 p.m.: Subject disturbance reported at TacoBell. "Female in front of the business harassing customers. Subjecthas her pants down around her ankles and continues to get into verbaldisturbances with staff about leaving. Female left. Female contactedat Thrifty Bargain and was tol...

Male jogger rudely awaking Whitney Hall residents

Male jogger rudely awaking Whitney Hall residents

Nathan Lehmann

February 19, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 18Chico Police:7:25 a.m: Auto theft on Esplanade. “Subject just left, northbound on Esplanade. Female driver with blonde hair. Vehicle taken while it was running, warming up in the parking lot. Officers advised. Vehicle has both plates. 'Crying angel with cross' on the back window. Large sticker i...

Bike safety class offered instead of tickets

Bike safety class offered instead of tickets

Yessenia Funes

February 19, 2014


Filed under News

Students ride their bikes and boards through campus all the time. Within a few weeks, students caught breaking the rules can skip the court date. University Police will offer an alternative: a $60 bike-safety course through Blackboard, said University Police Chief Robyn Hearne. Students will save about $100. Throughout the past few semesters, students have asked officers for information, but fin...

Resisting an officer at Chapman Elementary

Resisting an officer at Chapman Elementary

Nathan Lehmann

February 18, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 17Chico Police: 10:57 a.m: Assault on Esplanade. “Friday night, reporting party’s boss assaulted reporting party. Reporting party had to run away from him and flag down a bus. Reporting party went back to work Saturday to get her vehicle, but her boss was still blocking her vehicle with h...

Senior Vice Provost steps down

Senior Vice Provost steps down

Steven Verstelle

February 18, 2014


Filed under News

Arno Rethans has stepped down from his position as senior vice provost for academic affairs, effective Thursday. Rethans worked as senior vice provost since 1999, according to a staff email. “He has provided exemplary leadership in a range of critical academic affairs and university res...

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Yessenia Funes

February 18, 2014


Filed under News

Because of persistent drought conditions, local ranchers have been selling parts of their animal herds to reduce the number of mouths to feed. The animals need grass to eat, but the drought has kept grass from growing, said Christine Hantelman, co-owner of Wookey Ranch. The ranchers protect their land by sell...

Man defecating in motel room, has not paid, refuses to leave

Man defecating in motel room, has not paid, refuses to leave

Nicholas Carr

February 17, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 16Chico Police DepartmentSunday, 12:59 p.m.: Disturbed subject on the 3000 block of Boston Drive. “Transient female walked up on the reporting party’s front lawn and started yelling ‘Which way!, Where do I go?!’ No one else was around the female. Female seemed (drunk). She was pi...

Family planning program cuts benefits

Family planning program cuts benefits

Christine Lee

February 17, 2014


Filed under News

FamilyPACT is changing how mammograms and pregnancy tests are billed to Chico State students. Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment is a Medi-Cal program that assists men and women of childbearing age with covering reproductive health care expenses. Students don’t have to cover their copay or pay out of their own pockets with the program. Students who are u...

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