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Chico woman sentenced for sex trafficking

Chico woman sentenced for sex trafficking

Jafet Serrato

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A woman was sentenced Wednesday after arranging to sell a teenage girl for sex in a Chico motel.Sentenced to 16 years in prison, Alexis Franklin, a 22-year-old, from Chico had contact with a 15-year-old girl. Being a close family friend, Franklin rented a motel on March 11 and took the victim to dinner...

Falling tree crushes car; woman trapped inside

Falling tree crushes car; woman trapped inside

Natalie Hanson

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A falling tree trapped a woman in her car waiting by Chapman School Thursday afternoon.Staff and police responded to 16th St. and Cleveland Avenue at around 2:10 p.m. The rotting tree crushed the waiting vehicle, trapping the driver inside, and downed several power lines."The lady was sitting in her car, wait...

New terrain park in Chico

New terrain park in Chico

Cameron O'Brien

August 23, 2017


Filed under Community

A new Terrain Park will open in Chico next year.Located on Third Street the opening is scheduled for Jan.1, 2018. The Terrain Park will offer activities and amenities for those who wish to join. From custom designed walls for bouldering to slack-lining, as well as parkour and a full fitness section.Loca...

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Luke Dennison

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community

Chico hosts their annual Chico Pride 2017 Festival. Coinciding with welcome week at Chico State, Chico's Pride event took place in the City Center. Inclusiveness, acceptance, and understanding were the message sent during the event. A diverse amount of individuals of all ethnicity's and genders attended the event.   "If we can get p...

Campus and community gather to watch the historical solar eclipse

Campus and community gather to watch the historical solar eclipse

Natalie Hanson

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

On Monday students and the Chico community gathered to view the solar eclipse. The event began at 9:30 a.m. by the Glenn Hall Lawn and continued to the peak of the eclipse at 10:17 a.m. Peak coverage of the sun in Chico reached 84%. Several activities were offered during the event, including a...

Chico State student is awarded thousands by PG&E

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 22, 2017


Filed under Community

Chico State student was awarded a scholarship of 20,000 by the Pacific Gas & Eelectric Company.Rigoberto Vazquez Jr., a Mechanical Engineering major, applied for the Better Together STEM scholarship on February 17 and was awarded on June 8. “I strive in school because I wanted a better life the influences were to do the opposite of what my family did I saw them as an e...

Chico State hosts solar eclipse viewing party

Chico State hosts solar eclipse viewing party

Natalie Hanson

August 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Showcase

A solar eclipse viewing will be accessible at Chico State on Aug 21. The Chico Del Sol event hosted by the university offers the opportunity to students on campus and the Chico community, to safely watch and learn more about the solar eclipse. It is expected to take place over 2.5 hours. The viewing...

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

Alejandra Fraga

May 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council discussed the possible adoption of a resolution of intent to establish a Property and Business Improvement District for downtown Chico Tuesday."The business and property owners got together and came up with the idea of doing what many other cities have done," said Chris Constantin Assistant...

Chico State fraternity facing federal charges

Chico State fraternity facing federal charges

Daniel Wright

May 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Update: The Lambda Ki Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has been suspended by the nation fraternity. “The International Fraternity was severely disappointed to learn of the allegations levied against the Lambda Psi Chapter and has subsequently placed the Chapter on Administrative suspension pending the...

‘Hippie Christmas’ is the new dumpster diving

‘Hippie Christmas’ is the new dumpster diving

Victoria Rohrer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

It’s that time of year again when students are moving out of their apartments and houses. All of the belongings they no longer have a use for are thrown into dumpsters around town and other students are eager to find hidden treasures. This is what students call “Hippie Christmas.”At the end of the semeste...

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company. In 2016, ISES evaluated 39 Chico State buildings and determined they were in below-average condition,...

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Jacqueline Morales

May 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

President Gayle Hutchinson has recognized the contributions of the Mechoopda Maudi at Chico State."The Valley Oak Honors our Native American communities, especially the Mechoopda people, upon whose ancestral lands our University sits," said President Hutchinson in her investiture address March 3. Fri...

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