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Oroville bans flavored tobacco products; students react

Oroville bans flavored tobacco products; students react

Courtney Collier

February 12, 2020

Oroville’s City Council met to confirm a ban taking place in less than a month that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products.  Council members had two public meetings where each member supported the ordinance.  With the new ban, only tobacco products that are created from real tobacco leaf...

Affordable housing, sustainable living: Visions for Chico 2020 at The People’s State of the Union

Kimberly Morales

February 12, 2020

Members of the audience had the opportunity to speak to the panel about concerns such as the mobile home living situation in Paradise. Photo by Dayanna Negrete Following the State of the Union address delivered by President Donald Trump, Chico politicians and aspiring candidates for local office...

Concerned students respond to Downtown Chico vandalism

Courtney Collier

February 12, 2020

Student employees from Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico, voice concern about rise in vandalism. Photo by Courtney Collier Recent vandalism at Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico, has employees worried.  On Feb. 5, two glass doors were shattered at Collier Hardware. Howev...

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State Police officer Alexander Scott saved the life of a Chico State student over a year ago. Wednesday, Officer Scott was awarded for his vital aid and quick thinking.  On September 19, 2018, Officer Scott responded to a medical call for a student living in Whitney Hall. After discovering...

Fire and Water Exhibit explores environmental change

Fire and Water Exhibit explores environmental change

Angelina Mendez

February 5, 2020

On Jan. 23, at 4:30 p.m., a new exhibit opened for students and the campus community at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology called ‘Fire and Water: Elements of Change’.  “We see the museum as a laboratory for students where they can learn to be professionals,” museum curator Adrienne S...

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 12, 2019

Chico State once again is hosting its bi-annual de-stress animal event at the WildCat Recreation Center (WREC).Starting this week and ending next week, students can visit the WREC each day to pet a variety of different animals in order to relieve anxiety during the stressful two weeks of finals preparati...

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 10, 2019

Chico Police: Call Type: Warrant from Violating Parole Crime: Felon Possess/Buy/Use Tear Gas, Possession Narcotic Controlled Substance, Resisting Peace Officer When: Sunday Dec. 1st 8:56 a.m. 1299 E. 8th St./Bartlett St.   Call Type: Hit and Run Crime: Property Damage Wh...

Mayor Randall Stone calls special meeting on need for warming centers

Mayor Randall Stone calls special meeting on need for warming centers

Jack Lewis

December 10, 2019

Chico Mayor Randall Stone and council members Karl Ory and Scott Huber ordered a controversial special council meeting to address the issue of setting up warming centers Tuesday. The meeting, which took place in the Council Chambers in downtown Chico at 5:30 p.m., sought to provide a strategy to set th...

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Carolyn Allen and Jack Lewis

December 9, 2019

On Friday, high school and college students dropped everything to join an on-campus Climate Strike, the second of its kind in Chico. “We’re stopping business as usual and demanding that transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis we are currently living through,” Steven Marquardt...

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

Free concealed carry class offered to women

Free concealed carry class offered to women

Angelina Mendez

December 9, 2019

On Thursday evening from 5-9 p.m., the company Legal Heat and Chico’s Sportsman’s Warehouse hosted a free women’s concealed carry permit class. The class, rated highly online and described as informative, is a part of the process to obtain a carrying concealed weapons permit that is al...

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

Angelina Mendez

December 9, 2019

On Sept. 21 around 2:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing near the intersection of West 3rd Street and Cedar Street.Police officers arrived and located a potential victim who was an adult male “suffering from several significant stab wounds," according to a new...

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