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President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

Josh Cozine and Alex Grant

November 17, 2018


Filed under About US, Community, News

President Trump landed at Beale Air Force Base on his way to Butte County to survey damages from the Camp Fire.The Campfire has become the deadliest wildfire in California history with 71 fatalities confirmed so far and burning over 148,000 acres according to Cal Fire. The fire is now 55% contained.Trump arrived on Air F...

Firefighters push Camp Fire from Chico city limits

Firefighters push Camp Fire from Chico city limits

Natalie Hanson

November 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Updated 11:03 a.m. Friday The Butte County Sheriff's office confirmed that at least five people in Paradise are known to be dead. According to a press release by the BCSO Community Relations Unit, the victims were found in vehicles that had been overtaken by the fire. Burn injuries have made it dif...

Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

Christian Solis and Natalie Hanson

November 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

  Christian Solis and Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter....

Camp Fire burns toward Chico

Camp Fire burns toward Chico

Mathew Miranda, Josh Cozine, and Natalie Hanson

November 8, 2018


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

Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated 70,000 acres of damage, and is 5% contained. Weather conditions and firefighting efforts have prevented its movement towards Chico. In an email to the campus at 9:19 a.m., President Gayle Hutchinson...

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early hours of October 30, 2018, Linda Blacksten, 55, passed away just outside the south entrance to Kenda...

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Sex Crime Tuesday 1:31 p.m., Sutter Hall Reporting party stated their niece had been raped 2 days prior and knows the suspect. Call Type: Battery Tuesday 5:07 p.m., West Legion Avenue A heavy set woman in a violet shirt reportedly struck a student at the front desk. Reporting p...

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Justin Jackson

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To test wits, endurance and intensity, the Wildcat Recreation Center, on Sunday, held a climbing competition.The Shredding, as it's called, is a top-rope climbing competition. It’s based on the five toughest climbs you are able to complete throughout the event, according to Sam Steadman, an em...

Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed”

Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed”

Josh Cozine

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Academy award nominated documentary filmmaker, Josh Fox, came to the El Rey Theater, Saturday, wrapping up his "The Truth Has Changed" tour. Fox earned an academy award nomination for his 2010 documentary film "Gasland," a film in which he toured the country and uncovered the dangers of hydrauli...

Agriculture brought to the city

Agriculture brought to the city

Justin Jackson

November 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Farm City Celebration (FCC) brought the farm to the city, on Saturday, with its harvest festival. The FCC Harvest Festival is a celebration of agriculture. It’s been going on yearly for 14 years. Bidwell Mansion used to run it, but the FCC took it over and made it into what it is now. Theresa Sc...

California Measures Voters Guide: Learn about the 11 propositions on this year’s ballot

California Measures Voters Guide: Learn about the 11 propositions on this year’s ballot

Justin Jackson, Yaritza Ayon, and Brian Luong

November 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Prepare for the upcoming election this Tuesday by informing yourself on the ballot measures and their possible impact on the state. Proposition 1: Funds affordable housing for people affected by the California housing crisisThe Housing Programs and Veterans' Loans Bond’s measure would allow for $4 bill...

California Senate candidate does some last minute campaigning

California Senate candidate does some last minute campaigning

Justin Jackson

November 4, 2018


Filed under Community, News

Democratic candidate, Phillip Kim, was finishing up last minute campaigning, on Saturday, at Chico Certified Farmers Market.Kim is running for the California State Senate for District 4 against incumbent, Jim Nielsen.On the last weekend before the midterms, he wanted to talk to voters about Medicare f...

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