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Winter breaks the ice for break-ins

Winter breaks the ice for break-ins

Karen Limones

February 7, 2017


Filed under Community, Crime, News

Before the holidays, Chico State University Police Department and Chico Police Department sent out a message to ensure students protected their valuables due to the increase of crime over break. According to UPD Detective Bill Kolb, one of the biggest crimes that occurs during winter session is bike...

California stuck in state of emergency

California stuck in state of emergency

Victoria Rohrer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Community, News

For over three years, California has been at a standstill because of widespread drought. California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Jan. 17, 2014, due to lack of rainfall and soaring temperatures. It has yet to be lifted. While the drought began in late 2011, it was 2014 that...

Chico State retired faculty member dead at 83

Chico State retired faculty member dead at 83

Daniel Wright

February 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

George Maderos, a Chico State alumnus and retired football coach died Feb. 2 at the age of 83. Born in 1933, Maderos was raised in Chico, attended Chico High followed by Chico State. During his time as a Wildcat he won 14 varsity letters, in a variety of sports. "Maderos was a three-time selection...

Enloe welcomes new members to the board

Jafet Serrato

February 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Enloe Medical Center has appointed four new members to their board of trustees and directors services for 2017.The group of individuals included in the board of trustees are:Sean Maiorano, D.O. Dave Loomba, M.D.Ken Petty, M.D.Sean Maiorano has worked for Enloe Medical Center since Jan. 2015 as part of their board of trustees, but will be promoted to chie...

Crime numbers falling in Chico

Crime numbers falling in Chico

Daniel Wright

February 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

In a press conference Jan. 26, Chief of Police Michael O’Brien released various crime statistics for 2016. Violent crime rates in Chico are down 16 percent since 2015. Total crime is down 5 percent from 2015. “Most Californian communities are not seeing a decrease they are seeing an increase...

Retired business lecturer dies at 100

Retired business lecturer dies at 100

Bianca Quilantan

February 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State flags hung at half-staff on Feb. 2, in honor of retired business lecturer Elsie Hibdon. She taught in the College of Business for 11 years and died on Jan. 13. She was 100. Hibdon moved to Chico in 1946, when her husband George Hibdon was discharged from the U.S. Army, a Chico State announcement...

Lake Oroville levels spike

Lake Oroville levels spike

Alejandra Fraga

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Lake Oroville has experienced some of its highest water levels through the month of January."Storms have impacted levels dramatically, we are already releasing water through dams" Tim Sharkey, Project Development Manager, said.Last month, the lake rose over 74 feet and has reached a total of 854 feet, w...

Bomb threat at Chico restaurant

Bomb threat at Chico restaurant

Jacqueline Morales

January 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

People were evacuated from Beatniks Coffee Shop and Breakfast Joint after a report of potential pipe bomb in the parking lot on Monday morning. The Chico Highway Patrol identified a potential threat and shut down the area for further investigation by the bomb squad."I'm sure that other people we're looking ...

Tuition hike protest coming to Chico State

Tuition hike protest coming to Chico State

Molly Sullivan

January 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Students for Quality Education, a coalition of CSU students, is hosting a statewide student protest this week in response to the proposed 5 percent tuition increase. At Chico State, the protest will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Trinity Commons. A protest march will follow at 1 p.m. “I’ll...

Protests against immigration ban erupt in Chico

Protests against immigration ban erupt in Chico

Jafet Serrato

January 29, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Around 70 to 100 people peacefully protested in opposition of the executive orders made by President Donald Trump, regarding an immigration ban on seven countries.The protests were located at the intersection of Cohasset Road and East Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m., near the Pour House restaurant. On the first we...

Free tax preparation services on campus

Jacqueline Morales

January 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is partnering with the IRS to offer tax preparation services to students, starting Feb. 1.Anyone that has earned less than $60,000 in 2016 qualifies for the free service. Students will work alongside with the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) pr...

The ups and downs of raising the minimum wage

The ups and downs of raising the minimum wage

Daniel Wright

January 27, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Twenty-one states are taking steps to raise the standard of living for millions of Americans by increasing their minimum wage. California and New York have established the most ambitious goal of setting their wage floor at $15 per hour. Each state plans to increase their minimums yearly. California is p...

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