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Armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center

Armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

October 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

Two suspects are on the loose after an armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center.The incident occurred Saturday at around 2:30 p.m.The two suspects approached a victim and asked to borrow a cell phone. They requested the password to the phone but when the victim denied giving them the passw...

First-year Chico State student died

First-year Chico State student died

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

October 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State student Tyler Van Rossen, 21, passed away in San Francisco Tuesday. Rossen was a first-year transfer student originally from Riverside and came to Chico State to get his Bachelor in Communication Studies, according to a public announcement.There are currently no specific details at the m...

Chico Police Advisory Board discusses youth related issues

Chico Police Advisory Board discusses youth related issues

Christian Solis

October 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The Police Community Advisory Board had an open discussion on community issues with the public Wednesday evening.The topic of discussion was youth related issues in the community. Police Chief Michael O'Brien opened the topic, emphasizing his belief in preventing problems before they occur by digging to ...

Group of women encounter assault in Downtown Chico

Group of women encounter assault in Downtown Chico

Jacqueline Morales

October 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A man pulled out a knife at a group of ladies in Downtown Chico Tuesday midnight. The incident happened on East 4th Street near the City of Chico Council Chambers. A group of ladies walking down the street towards their vehicles after leaving work were approached by Michael Bures, 31, who according t...

Sonoma State to reopen campus after fires

Sonoma State to reopen campus
after fires

Natalie Hanson

October 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Sonoma State University plans for many faculty and staff to return on Tuesday.After wildfires raged through Napa and Sonoma counties last week, the campus is expected to fully reopen by Wednesday. "While poor air quality affected operations at several campuses, the community surrounding Sonoma State Universi...

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Christian Solis

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Butte County announced that it will open a local assistance center for victims of recent fires to learn how to rebuild.La Porte Fire destroyed 37 homes, four commercial buildings and 45 outbuildings while the Cherokee fire destroyed four homes and five outbuildings, according to a public announcement....

Chico State provides support for those affected by California wildfire’s

Chico State provides support for those affected by California wildfire’s

Luke Dennison

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State sent out an email regarding a support system for those affected by the California wildfire's. "As we continue to support our campus community members who have been affected by wildfires throughout the state, we want everyone to know that members of the Chico State Campus Assessment Response and ...

CA trustees approve salary increases for top administrators

CA trustees approve salary increases for top administrators

Natalie Hanson

October 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico State's president Gayle Hutchinson will be one of CSU's first presidents to receive a state-funded salary increase.On Sept. 20, the board for the nation’s largest public university system unanimously approved salary increases for top administration and executives. These increases will effectively raise the salaries of all of the...

The Cherokee and Honey fires are contained

The Cherokee and Honey fires are contained

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

October 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

On Friday morning, evacuation orders were lifted for all of the fires due to high containment in Butte County. The Cherokee Fire north of Oroville has been 100 percent contained at 8, 417 acres according to a press release from Cal Fire. The La Porte Fire is is 90 percent contained and the Honey Fi...

Campus dining services poised to exceed real food goal

Campus dining services poised to exceed real food goal

October 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Associated Students dining services are set to reach a goal of 20 percent “real food” offered on campus three years before scheduled. The Real Food Challenge is a national student-based movement aiming to, “leverage power of youth and universities to create a healthy, fair and green food system...

Religious studies degree now offered online

Religious studies degree now offered online

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

October 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State students can now receive a bachelor's degree in religious studies online.“We are extremely proud of this new bachelor's program as the only online religious studies degree program in the state of California and one of only five globally,” said Robert Knight, dean of the college ...

Woman assaulted and robbed near campus

Woman assaulted and robbed near campus

Natalie Hanson

October 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico Police are investigating the assault and robbery of a woman in the area of West 7th and Walnut Streets Monday.According to the Chico Police Department, the 20-year-old victim was assaulted by a male suspect while walking near Highway 32 at about 5:45 p.m. The unidentified man allegedly pulled her into a nea...

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