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Students walkout for #ClimateUprising as part of a national movement

Students walkout for #ClimateUprising as part of a national movement

March 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community, Multimedia, Showcase

Alex Depa carried a cardboard sign around Trinity Lawn reading: “Don’t make us use Mars,” before speaking to a crowd. “This planet is pretty much fucked OK,” he said as he took the mic to address the crowd gathered. “We’re gonna have to move off-planet within a few centuries... but don’t...

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Trenton Taylor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Camping ComplaintMonday, March 4, 9:07 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterOne male and one female were reported sleeping in the hallway between Langdon and O’Connell. Subjects picked up their belongings and left upon police arrivalCall Type: Fire AlarmWednesday, March 6, 1:24 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterA fire alarm was pulled in the west side of Langdon on the 3rd floor. False alarm.Call Type: Parking ComplaintThursday, March 7, 11:57 a.m., Parking structure on Cherry Street.Inside the park...

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Trenton Taylor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Camping Complaint Monday, March 4, 9:07 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center One male and one female were reported sleeping in the hallway between Langdon and O’Connell. Subjects picked up their belongings and left upon police arrival Call Type: Fire Alarm Wedn...

City council members vote 4-3 to form a cannabis committee

Nate Rettinger

March 11, 2019


Filed under Community

Opinions clashed at the recent city council meeting where members moved to form a cannabis committee.City council members came together to vote on a proposed cannabis committee on Tuesday night at Chico City Hall. This committee would oversee the integration of the cannabis industry into Chico as a legi...

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

Nate Rettinger

March 6, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss taking steps to become a commission. They also endorsed the Declaration of Climate Emergency as proposed by Chico 350, a local group devoted to sustainability. The Task Force listened to solutions to environmental problems posed by member...

Chico protestors gather downtown to picket for peace in Venezuela

Chico protestors gather downtown to picket for peace in Venezuela

Gordy Papalias

March 5, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Car horns rang through the streets of downtown Chico Saturday afternoon as passers-by honked in support of protestors demonstrating for peace in Venezuela. Many of the protestors were members of the Chico Peace and Justice Center. They have been protesting on Third and Main every Saturday from 1...

Rebuilding Paradise workshop provides hope through community building

Rebuilding Paradise workshop provides hope through community building

Nate Rettinger

March 4, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Despite a low turnout, the workshop hosted by Rebuilding Paradise provided a more human blueprint for the future.On Saturday morning, previous residents of Paradise and concerned citizens came to the Idea Labs in Chico to workshop different ways to cultivate the community. The workshop focused on rebuil...

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Kendall George

March 4, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Showcase

Updates: Earlier, it was reported that the Chico Police Department responded Monday morning to the rumors of a suspicious subject being on campus. It was actually the University Police Department who responded. There has also been a confirmation that the suspect was not on campus Monday morning according...

‘Buck-a-Box’ yard sale raises fuel funds for fire evacuees

‘Buck-a-Box’ yard sale raises fuel funds for fire evacuees

Trenton Taylor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Community, News

One week after the Camp Fire in November 2018, an empty building in Glenn County was repurposed, becoming a donation center for Camp Fire evacuees. The overflow of support from the community ensured inventory was never low. The First Lutheran Church of Orland hosted a three-day yardless yard sale...

Consistent rainfall causes a string of evacuations

Consistent rainfall causes a string of evacuations

Gordy Papalias

February 26, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

6:50 p.m.Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation notices for all residents on Alberton Avenue due to flooding in Little Chico Creek Tuesday Evening.7:00p.m.This was followed by another evacuation of the Rock Creek Levee area just 10 minutes later.The Rock Creek Levee area begins “at the railroad track...

Community members look toward the future of Paradise

Community members look toward the future of Paradise

Gordy Papalias

February 25, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Cheers erupted from over 100 people in the Paradise Alliance Church on Friday, as community members received a promise that their town will be rebuilt after the Camp Fire disaster. The Paradise Town Council members put the meeting together and Barry Long, the CEO of Urban Design Associates, was the...

Mike G takes insults for a good cause, raising money for Camp Fire survivors

Mike G takes insults for a good cause, raising money for Camp Fire survivors

Olyvia Simpson

February 25, 2019


Filed under Community

What would it take for you to sit in front of an audience and be publicly ridiculed in the name of comedy? For Mike Griffith, also known as “Mike G Ride,” it took having both a winning personality and it being for a good cause — raising money for Camp Fire victims. The comedy roast of the Chico...

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