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Local event returns to encourage families to live a healthy lifestyle

Local event returns to encourage families to live a healthy lifestyle

Michelle Zhu

April 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Next Saturday Chicoans can participate in the 10th Annual Growing Healthy Children Walk and Run. The no-cost walk/run tries to promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition and staying active.Families can choose from a one-mile loop, 5K loop or short sprints for children. There will also be refreshmen...

Chico Women’s Club holding fashion show

Chico Women’s Club holding fashion show

Yang Dai

April 9, 2016


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Jointly held by the Chico Women's Club and Pleasant Valley High School students, an environmental protection-themed catwalk will be held on April 10 at the Chico Women's Club on 592 E. Third St. Over 60 students from Pleasant Valley High School are going to take part in this catwalk wearing the cloth...

Chico is bringing back bike police

Chico is bringing back bike police

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 8, 2016


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Police bike units will begin patrolling Bidwell Park and downtown areas in the upcoming summer months.Tuesday, Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien said two officers will be patrolling those areas to enhance enforcement.The patrol is scheduled to begin at the end of May or early June, and will last about tw...

CFA and CSU management reach tentative agreement

CFA  and CSU management reach tentative agreement

George Johnston

April 8, 2016


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The California Faculty Association and California State University management have reached a tentative agreement.The tentative agreement includes:A 5 percent general salary increase on June 30, 2016 for all faculty on active pay status or on leave.A 2 percent general salary increase on July 1, 2016 fo...

WREC hosts annual climbing competition

WREC hosts annual climbing competition

Amelia Storm

April 7, 2016


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The WREC will host the fifth annual Ruckus Climbing Competition this Sunday, April 10. The all-day event is a bouldering competition sponsored by local companies such as The Bear and Klean Kanteen. The competition, which is limited to 35 competitors, has already filled up. The competition opens at 12 p.m....

CFA strike postponed following tentative agreement

CFA strike postponed following tentative agreement

Elizabeth Castillo and Stephanie Schmieding

April 7, 2016


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The California Faculty Association strike has been postponed due to a temporary agreement. The announcement was stated in a press release sent out by the Chancellor's office and the CFA. California State University and CFA leaders are holding a news conference call on Friday at 10 a.m. to announce the agreement of a reopened contract...

Improvements on the Esplanade in consideration

Improvements on the Esplanade in consideration

Michelle Zhu

April 6, 2016


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Chico city staff have identified severe safety issues on the Esplanade roadway, which they have studied and brought to the attention of city council members.The Esplanade is one of the most recognizable and historic roadways in Chico, where travelers experience free-flow conditions most hours of the da...

Suspects arrested after assaulting bicyclist in One Mile

Suspects arrested after assaulting  bicyclist in One Mile

Michelle Zhu

April 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Two men were arrested for assaulting and robbing a bicyclist Tuesday evening in South One Mile Recreation Area.At 6 p.m. the bicyclist was followed by a vehicle, which proceeded to honk behind him. The bicyclist waved for them to pass, but this resulted in a verbal exchange.The suspects then exited the ...

Chico State faculty strike on hold

Chico State faculty strike on hold

George Johnston

April 6, 2016


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There might be a change of plans for the upcoming California Faculty Association strike. In an email sent by CFA president Jen Eagan to California State University faculty, she states discussion between the CFA and the CSU chancellors office have resumed. The CFA and CSU management have agreed...

Chico State answers student questions about upcoming strike

Chico State answers student questions about upcoming strike

George Johnston

April 5, 2016


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Chico State has spoken on what the university plans to do during the California Faculty Association strike. In a mass email sent by Drew Calandrella to students, the vice president for student affairs answered common questions students have about the upcoming strike and how it will affect them.Cala...

Police arrest 76 during Cesar Chavez weekend

Police arrest 76 during Cesar Chavez weekend

Stephanie Schmieding

April 5, 2016


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Cesar Chavez weekend was less active than previous years, according to the Chico Police Department. Overall, there were 76 arrests made during the weekend period of Thursday, March 31, to Sunday, April 3. There were 18 arrests made by police on Cesar Chavez day compared to 19 last year. Additionally, during the time period of noon on Thursday to 2 a.m. on Saturday, t...

Gov. Brown to raise minimum wage

Gov. Brown to raise minimum wage

George Johnston

April 4, 2016


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Californians working for minimum wage will soon feel an increase of money in their pockets. On April 1, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he will sign a bill Monday raising the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. The bill first passed the California assembly with a 48-26 vote then...

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