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Chico State journalism student dies

Chico State journalism student dies

George Johnston

February 8, 2016


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Robert McClanahan, a Chico State student, died of natural causes Feb 7. in San Francisco. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, McClanahan moved with his family to California to further his education. He attended Chico State and was pursuing a degree in public relations and journalism. "Robert was a gentle giant...

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

February 8, 2016


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A suspect for armed robbery has been arrested early this morning after an 11 hour standoff with Chico Police. According to a police press release, a male suspect robbed a Money Saver market on Park Avenue at gunpoint around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. He fled to an apartment on Oakdale Street after his r...

Water companies hope water restrictions dry up

Water companies hope water restrictions dry up

Yang Dai

February 7, 2016


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After being executed for nine months, the strictest water conservation restrictions in California history have been challenged by water agencies due to the onset of the rainy season. Since Feb. 20., water agencies hope to suspend the implementation of firmer water restrictions to ensure economic...

Proceeds from Red-top meters going to closing shelter

Proceeds from Red-top meters going to closing shelter

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 5, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

On Tuesday night, Chico City Council decided to donate all money collected from the Red-top meters to the Torres shelter. Since being installed last November, the Red-top meters all over downtown Chico have raised $277. Chico City Council originally planned to split the proceeds evenly between the To...

Pot ban goes up in smoke

Pot ban goes up in smoke

February 4, 2016


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The city of Chico will not take any action against marijuana. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Chico city attorney Vince Ewing proposed an ordinance regarding the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services in Chico.The proposal, which was defeated, would have banne...

Chico voted sixth most romantic city in America

Chico voted sixth most romantic city in America

February 3, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Features, News, Showcase

Just in time for Valentines Day, the movie rental kiosk Redbox has recently released a list of the top ten romantic cities in America based on rentals of romance movies in 2015, with Chico ranking number six. Chico State students usually have an initial look of confusion when told Chico was ranked the s...

Faculty speak out about secretive nature of closed searches

Faculty speak out about secretive nature of closed searches

February 2, 2016


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Over 1,200 faculty and students have responded to the survey conducted by the CSU Employees Union asking whether they support open or closed searches for university presidents so far, and 83% support an open search policy. With Chico State currently in the search for a new president, many faculty feel left ...

More homeless on streets due to largest shelter closing

More homeless on streets due to largest shelter closing

February 2, 2016


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  The Torres Shelter for the homeless will be closing its doors due to a lack of financial resources. The staff and management are working to prolong operations for another six to eight weeks and have described this situation as a, “perfect storm of financial hits.” “The shelter closing...

Water pipeline bursts on 9th and Orange Street

Water pipeline bursts on 9th and Orange Street

February 1, 2016


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A waterline bursted on the corner of 9th and Orange street around 3 p.m. Monday. Chico Fire Department conducted traffic control as California Water Service crews tried to reverse the flooding. “We're working with Cal Water in protecting the assets of the community,” said Fire Captain Carlos Munoz. It...

Fire starts in children’s center

Fire starts in children’s center

February 1, 2016


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A small fire started in the Aymer J. Hamilton Building, also known as the Child Development Center, around 9:30 a.m. Monday.Fire fighters rushed to the scene and began to evacuate everyone in the building before focusing on isolating the smoke caught inside the ceiling. “We don't have any a...

Woman escapes kidnapping

Woman escapes kidnapping

George Johnston

January 31, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A woman escaped kidnapping by two male suspects on sunday morning. The woman was walking down Ivy Street when a white sedan pulled up to her and turn its headlights off. One man jumped out of the car and grabbed her while another man sat in the vehicle. Investigators say once the woman was in the...

University police gain further jurisdiction in Chico

University police gain further jurisdiction in Chico

January 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

An agreement between CSU Chico campus police and Chico city police was signed Monday to increase the authority of University police. After various forums regarding the concern for student safety this past fall, officials from both city and university councils signed an agreement allowing University pol...

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