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Suspicious circumstances at Peet’s Coffee and Tea

Suspicious circumstances at Peet’s Coffee and Tea

Nathan Lehmann

March 6, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 5 Chico Police: 10:32 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances at Peet’s Coffee and Tea on Main St. “Subject exited vehicle at location, pulled a vehicle citation from inside and placed on windshield. Since then he has been walking back and forth in area and occasionally meets with other subject...

Lecture explores Venezuela’s future

Lecture explores Venezuela’s future

Nicholas Carr

March 5, 2014


Filed under News

Hugo Chávez, the former populist president of Venezuela and supporter of Geo-political unity among South American nations, died one year ago today.Over the past several weeks, the Venezuelan government has reported the death of 18 people as a result of protests against the regime of Chávez's successor Nicolas Maduro, as reported by the Associated ...

Drunk driver crashes into house on Sierra Vista Way

Drunk driver crashes into house on Sierra Vista Way

Nathan Lehmann

March 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

March 4 Chico Police: 10:40 a.m.: Runaway reported at Forest Park Apartments on Rio Lindo Avenue. “Reporting party has legal guardianship of her two grandkids. Kids have runaway and reporting party suspects the biological mother made arrangements to pick them up in Chico and take them to Santa Ros...

Chico adopts social host ordinance

Chico adopts social host ordinance

Bill Hall

March 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico has added another weapon to its arsenal in the battle to combat underage drinking with the adoption of a social host ordinance. Already active throughout many communities in the country, social host laws allow the city to impose fines on individuals who are responsible for hosting large house parties on private property at whic...

The Orion wins top national awards

The Orion wins top national awards

March 4, 2014


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The Orion, Chico State’s independent student-run news source, won 10 awards at the California College Media Association banquet Saturday and  and two national awards Sunday at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in San Diego. The Orion won 1st place Best of Show for its newspaper and 2nd place Best of Show for its websi...

Accident on Cussick Avenue, both drivers pregnant

Accident on Cussick Avenue, both drivers pregnant

Nathan Lehmann

March 4, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 3 Chico Police: 7:58 a.m.: Accident on Cussick Avenue. No Ambulance needed. “Both drivers are pregnant. Cussick roadway is blocked. Minor property damage, one patient transported. Medics advising patient will not be transported, standing by for officers.” 11:42 a.m.: Bomb callout on C...

Students start safety efforts

Students start safety efforts

March 4, 2014


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Chico has been the target of many community calls to action over the years, but it would seem the word “community” is not a common word in many students’ lexicon. Student apathy toward safety is understandable — this town is merely a stopgap for some to earn a degree and participate in the quin...

Clubs must pay AS banking fee for funds

Clubs must pay AS banking fee for funds

Christine Lee

March 4, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State is holding a campus club accountable for profits from selling lab manuals to students.   Omicron Theta Epsilon has been selling to students using a Wildcat Card reader since the university required them to in fall 2013. The club sells lab manuals in Holt Hall to students t...

Shopping cart traffic hazard on Mangrove Avenue

Shopping cart traffic hazard on Mangrove Avenue

Nathan Lehmann

March 3, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 2Chico Police:8:06 a.m.: Traffic hazard on Mangrove Ave. “Two white male adults yelling and throwing a shopping cart into the roadway on Mangrove. Suspects push it out into the street and when it is not hit by passing vehicle, they move it further into the street. Officer unable to locate.&...

Man stabbed with scissors on Rio Lindo Avenue

Man stabbed with scissors on Rio Lindo Avenue

Nathan Lehmann

March 3, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 1 Chico Police: 9:44 a.m.: Stabbing on Rio Lindo Ave. “Victim in Aegis Medical Services Clinic lobby. Suspect was running towards Enloe Prompt Care, on phone with reporting party’s husband. Has the knife in a jacket. Suspect just jumped the fence to Prompt Care. Reporting party ran to...

Little green boxes house free books

Little green boxes house free books

Madison Holmes

March 3, 2014


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Community sharing of literature is being promoted through two little green boxes in Chico. The Little Free Libraries are schoolhouse-shaped boxes filled with books the public is welcome to share and take, said David Overton, a Chico State student and social work intern for the Love Chapmantown Coalition. "The idea...

Drought depletes dam energy production

Drought depletes dam energy production

Yessenia Funes

March 1, 2014


Filed under News

The ongoing drought has kept Lake Oroville nearly 20 percent below its average capacity for this time, according to the Department of Water Resources' website, causing its power plant to produce only half the electricity it should be. People don't use much power during the winter, so this ener...

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