The Orion

Wildcat Statue begins construction

An image provided of where the closure was located. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

February 6, 2018

The plaza of the Bell Memorial Union building was closed to allow construction Tuesday.As this was the first day of construction of Chico's new Wildcat Statue, the closure was made in front of the main entrance of the BMU facing Chestnut Street all day.This project is said to be completed by April 8. The construction site...

Surveillance cameras enforce safety in the Downtown Chico Plaza

Five cameras are installed in the plaza and will be streamed to the Old Municipal Building.

Christian Solis

October 26, 2017

The City of Chico has spent $20,000 to install video surveillance in the Downtown Chico Plaza to boost public safety.Public concern for safety in the plaza was a facilitating factor in the decision. It was a pointed issue from the Downtown Chico Business Association and various public safety meetings with the Chico Police, according ...

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