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Student overdoses in Arts & Humanities building

Student overdoses in Arts & Humanities building

Julian Mendoza

November 21, 2019

Emergency services arrived on campus and took a student to Enloe Medical center after they overdosed on medication.Chico Police Department received information that someone intentionally overdosed on medication at around 1:27 p.m. Emergency services arrived on campus at around 2:29 p.m., between the Perf...

Trans Day of Remembrance honors lost loved ones

Trans Day of Remembrance honors lost loved ones

Carolyn Allen

November 21, 2019

Chico State’s Gender Sexuality and Equity Center, Stonewall Alliance Center, Faith Lutheran Church and Associated Students hosted a series of events this week celebrating the Trans Week of Resilience.The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event observed on Nov. 20 honoring the lives of th...

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Danielle Kessler, Melissa Joseph, and Ricardo Tovar

November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, tensions rose to an all-time high as students began protesting outside the Chico State College Republicans table following a physical altercation that happened on Tuesday in front of Butte Hall and Plumas. The debate between student Republicans and protesters evolved into a mob of people...

Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student

Altercation breaks out between Chico State GOP president and protesting student

Angel Ortega

November 20, 2019

On Tuesday, a dispute between the president of Chico State Republicans and a protester resulted in a brief physical altercation. Michael Curry, the president of Chico State Republicans, was tabling with the organization in front of Plumas Hall when students began playing loud music across from their...

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Kimberly Morales

November 19, 2019

On Tuesday night a candlelight vigil was held at the steps of ‪the Chico City Council Chambers honoring and remembering homeless youth‬. Hosted by the Butte County Youth Advisory Council, the vigil was intended to teach the community about the 1 million estimated youth nationwide during No...

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Ricardo Tovar

November 19, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Unaggravated Battery Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3:17 a.m., 2700 Block East Eaton Rd. A 43-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated injury. – Call Type: Petty Theft Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 5:24 p.m. 2500 Block o...

PG&E to shut off power to thousands Wednesday

PG&E to shut off power to thousands Wednesday

Jack Lewis

November 19, 2019

Over 303,000 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers in 25 counties are expected to lose power Wednesday morning due to high winds and dry conditions. This is being done, according to PG&E, in order to ensure no fire breaks out due to downed power lines.The outage is currently expected to aff...

Suicide threat causes evacuation

Suicide threat causes evacuation

Angelina Mendez

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 16 around 6 p.m., Chico Police Department officers responded to a call about a man with a gun that was threatening suicde on 1749 East Eaton Road. Upon arrival, the officers evacuated the uninvolved persons from the area. Nearby residents were evacuated and/or shelter in place. After communication wi...

Firefighters respond to Jesus Center incident

Firefighters respond to Jesus Center incident

Jessie Imhoff

November 16, 2019

The fire department was called Friday for a small, smoldering fire that broke out at the Jesus Center.According to Chico Fire Chief Steve Standridge, there was a hot water heater on the second floor of the building that overheated the floor, causing minor damage.Once it was located, it was put out b...

Police Blotter: Man reports eco-minded neighbor complaints about diesel-fueled vehicle

Police Blotter: Man reports eco-minded neighbor complaints about diesel-fueled vehicle

Jessie Imhoff

November 15, 2019

Chico PD Call Type: Refusing to Leave Tuesday, Nov. 5 6:18 a.m. 1300 East Ave. Male refusing to leave and cursing at customers. Call Type: Assault Tuesday, Nov. 5 1:21 p.m. 1200 Park Ave. Male caller stated someone was assaulted and bleeding badly Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, No...

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Julian Mendoza

November 15, 2019

Growing up, many people in the group Meet the Heat were afraid and skeptical of law enforcement. Despite their past experiences, they are working with University Police to start a relationship.Ka Lynda Watts has dealt with multiple negative encounters from police. The police ignored her when someone dr...

Butte County falls silent in remembrance of Camp Fire

Butte County falls silent in remembrance of Camp Fire

Kimberly Morales

November 13, 2019

Friday, Nov. 8, marked a year since Butte County faced the deadliest wildfire in California history, and residents faced it with remembrance and hope. Gathering at various locations in Chico State and the Chico City Plaza, the town fell silent for a shared 85 seconds, marking the 85 lives lost from the ...

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