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Scheduled burn at Loafer Creek

Scheduled burn at Loafer Creek

Angelina Mendez

October 14, 2019

Firefighters from Butte County conducted a control burn at Loafer Creek Tuesday near Lake Oroville. The purpose of the burn is to improve natural habitat and rangeland, and to reduce hazards, according to a news release. During this conducted burn, multiple areas of grass and oak woodland were burned, ...

Annual Harvest Sale highlights downtown businesses

Jessie Imhoff

October 14, 2019

Merchandise and autumnal decorations lined the streets of Downtown Chico for the annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale, hosted by the Downtown Chico Business Association.An outpouring of shoppers came to the event to score great deals from their favorite local businesses.Downtown retailer Anika Burke joined oth...

Country Pumpkins offers family-friendly fun in daylight

Country Pumpkins offers family-friendly fun in daylight

Jessie Imhoff

October 14, 2019

Country Pumpkins in Orland has made itself a Halloween staple to many in Butte and Glenn counties. From early childhood to late adulthood, people from all walks of life have made fond memories in the pumpkin patch and corn maze.Run by the Gruenwald family, Country Pumpkins has been providing fall-them...

The Painting of Butte Environmental Council’s New Interactive Mural

The Painting of Butte Environmental Council’s New Interactive Mural

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera

October 13, 2019

A non-profit organization called the Butte Environmental Council had an interactive mural painting on Saturday at their Chico office. The event featured live music, food from Gnarly Deli and Kombucha of the Chico Natural Foods Cooperative. The mural was done by Chico-based illustrator and muralist Wyatt Her...

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Carolyn Allen

October 12, 2019

Week of 09/30 - 10/07 2019 University Police Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 7:35 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center   Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/ Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 1:43 p.m., Meriam Library   Call Type: Threats Received Tuesday, Oct. 1. 10:1...

PG&E leaves Californians without power

PG&E leaves Californians without power

Julian Mendoza

October 11, 2019

As the shutoff of power by PG& E continues, Northern California has been told that they may go without power for days at this point. Chico State hasn't been affected so far. Information from PG&E has been limited, At the time of publication PG&E's website has been delayed or difficult...

Police searching for group suspected of robbery on campus

Police searching for group suspected of robbery on campus

Kimberly Morales

October 11, 2019

A robbery at the Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater has led to a search for the group of suspects reported to have been involved.On Thursday afternoon Student Announcements, a service for the students of Chico State set to deliver timely alerts, released a notice to students via email to report a robbery that occu...

Talking about cannabis, on campus

Talking about cannabis, on campus

Kimberly Morales

October 11, 2019

Is it cannabis? Marijuana? Hemp? Is it bad for you? Good? It depends on who you ask and where you're looking.On Tuesday, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) connected with a classroom of students in the Student Services Center as they hosted a “Let’s Talk Cannabis” presentat...

One person injured in early morning Comanche Creek fire

One person injured in early morning Comanche Creek fire

Ricardo Tovar

October 9, 2019

Early Tuesday, at around 12:53 a.m. Chico Police went to received multiple calls of explosions and fire in the Comanche Creek area near the 400 block of Otterson drive.The Chico Police Department, Chico Fire Department and Butte County Emergency Medical Services Agency all went to investigate the area. When they arri...

Parts of Chico to potentially lose power for five days

Parts of Chico to potentially lose power for five days

Jack Lewis

October 8, 2019

The city of Chico and surrounding communities could potentially lose power early Wednesday morning. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) released a statement today announcing plans to cut power to most of northern California. The shutoff, which is set to take place just after midnight, is designed...

University Police works to serve campus, despite understaffing

University Police works to serve campus, despite understaffing

Angelina Mendez

October 8, 2019

With a tight staff and high demands, University Police Department is working to address a variety of safety concerns at Chico State. UPD is located next to campus and states its mission as “to provide a safe environment for our campus community through proactive, progressive, and professional law enfor...

Landlord trouble? Talk to your neighbors

Landlord trouble? Talk to your neighbors

Julian Mendoza

October 8, 2019

In an effort to combat corrupt housing practices, a housing forum was held. We the Renters: Housing Democracy Forum held a forum to show what housing democracy looks like. If you walk around the right parts in Chico, you might find Addison Winslow coming into your neighborhood, knocking on your doo...

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