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CFA votes yes to strike

CFA votes yes to strike

Michael Catelli

November 4, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

The results from the California Faculty Association vote to strike on salary increase showed a 94 percent in favor of striking. The organization is comprised of instructional faculty, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches from all 23 CSU schools and plan to march to the chancellor's office in Lo...

Student arrests over Halloween weekend ‘significantly decreased’

Gabriel Sandoval

November 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Fewer students were arrested this year over the Halloween weekend, even though more total arrests, citations and calls to dispatch were made, according to Chico Police. On Friday night alone, there were five calls for alcohol overdoses within one hour at mostly different addresses. Univers...

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Jenice Tupolo

November 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The Chico State campus was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets this Wednesday afternoon. Pest control arrived within 10 minutes of the attack and directed students to stay away from the heavily concentrated bushes of yellow jackets, also known as meat bees. The Plumas Hall bridge has been ...

Multiple loaded guns found in routine vehicle stop

November 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Six suspects with loaded firearms were arrested by California State University police officers on Halloween after their vehicles were stopped and searched in a parking lot across from campus, according to John Feeney, the University Police Chief. At about 11 p.m. more than a dozen police officers w...

State program helps students buy food

State program helps students buy food

Carly Plemons

October 25, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico State food educational services, Center for Healthy Communities, provided information and application help for students applying to CalFresh on Oct. 21. “My fridge is almost always empty," said Lara Young, sophomore anthropology major. "A lot of times I put other stuff before food when it c...

Students write their last wishes

Yang Dai

October 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico State counseling program, UMatter, featured its “Before I Die” chalkboard wall in the Student Services Center Plaza during Suicide Prevention Week. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hundreds of Wildcats were asked to write their final wishes on the board. The diversity of wishes ranged from travel...

Police still seeking 5th and Ivy tire slasher

Police still seeking 5th and Ivy tire slasher

Kindra Robinson

October 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

Police are seeking an unknown male suspect who slashed the tires of two Tahoe Pure Water work trucks at Fifth and Ivy Streets on Sept. 27 at 3:25 a.m.The suspect, who caused $1,000 in damage, was seen on a private video surveillance camera. He was seen eating at a nearby restaurant prior to the incident, according...

Man pushed, falls victim to ice cream theft

Man pushed, falls victim to ice cream theft

Michael Catelli

October 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Possession of Drugs 6:18 a.m., Court Plaza CondosHomeless man sleeping on neighbor's door step. Male subject has a brown wheelchair. Reporting party believes the subject is in possession of pills and syringe. Call Type: Domestic Dispute 7:43 a.m., Park AvenueReporti...

Man exposes himself, yells at drivers and runs into traffic

Man exposes himself, yells at drivers and runs into traffic

Brandon Eiges

October 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Suspicious Subject 6:55 a.m., Robailey Drive A female ran up to a school bus yelling that someone was chasing her. After the bus left, the woman was seen hiding in a bush. The cousin of the woman was called because she got a message from a passerby saying she saw th...

Deceased graduate remembered as ‘multidimensional, adventurous’

Deceased graduate remembered as ‘multidimensional, adventurous’

Risa Johnson

October 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Jennifer Tancreto, a recent graduate and renowned member of the Chico art community, died of breast cancer last Thursday. She didn’t wear wigs. And she didn’t want to be remembered as a victim, because cancer isn't a fair battle.Tancreto is survived by her mother Gail Tancreto, father Mark ...

Chico State releases annual reports

Chico State releases annual reports

Suzy Leamon

October 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

Under the Clery Act, colleges are required to disclose information about crime that happened on and around its campuses as well as a fire safety report.The Annual Security Report contains information about campus policy, campus security and personal safety. Topics such as crime prevention, crime reporting...

Surveillance images of Umpqua Bank robbery released

Surveillance images of Umpqua Bank robbery released

Suzy Leamon

October 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

Surveillance images of the man suspected of robbing an Umpqua Bank branch on Sept. 30 were released by the Chico Police Department on Monday.The robbery took place between East Sixth and East Fifth avenues around 11:20 a.m., according to Chico police.The photo shows the man wearing a blue and black baseball cap, blue hoodie, blue jeans and dar...

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