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Local barber shop believes competitor barber shop attempted to break in

Local barber shop believes competitor barber shop attempted to break in

Jack Lewis

October 1, 2019

Chico PDCall Type: AssaultTuesday, Sept. 17th 6:28 p.m. 600 Wall St.Possible death due to injuryCall Type: LarcenyMonday, Sept. 16th 12:00 a.m. 600 Hazel St.Call Type: LarcenyTuesday, Sept. 17th 12:00 a.m. 1500 Springfield DrCall Type: AssaultFriday, Sept. 20th 7:04 p.m. 1000 Columbus AveCall Type: shoplift...

Doc Burnstein’s has soft opening in new downtown location

Doc Burnstein’s has soft opening in new downtown location

Jessie Imhoff

October 1, 2019

Despite Cold Stone Creamery closing, Chico did not go without an ice cream place close to campus for long. Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab opened in its place, holding its soft opening on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.That Thursday was not their first soft open at their Chico location. Their first sof...

Paradise students show Chico State what #ButteStrong means

Paradise students show Chico State what #ButteStrong means

Kimberly Morales

September 29, 2019

Students all across Chico State understand the meaning behind the infamous #ButteStrong hashtag, which commemorates the victims and survivors of the tragedies that afflicted towns throughout Butte County such as Paradise, Oroville and Chico.But beyond the phrase, the reality is that many of the stude...

Former inmate shares truth about mass incarceration

Former inmate shares truth about mass incarceration

Julian Mendoza

September 28, 2019

An entire room filled with an audience hearing Richie Reseda, the co-founder of Initiate Justice, talk about the impact of the prison industrial complex. In 2011, Reseda was sent to prison after he committed robbery. Since then he has gone on to talk about the impacts the prison has on an individual...

Sunrise Movement protests at Meriam Library

Sunrise Movement protests at Meriam Library

Julian Mendoza

September 28, 2019

Students protested Thursday outside Meriam Library - using buckets as drums, smoke masks and their voices - to raise awareness about climate change.Starting at around Noon, students from the Sunrise Movement gathered around the south side of Meriam Library underneath the second floor, setting up pos...

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Angelina Mendez and Ricardo Tovar

September 28, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers were invited to Chico Sate’s career fair on Wednesday, to the shock of many students. After an initial flurry of confusion, panic and frustration faded, staff and students were waiting for the university and the Associated Students to address what happened. The...

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Lassen Avenue

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Lassen Avenue

Jessie Imhoff

September 27, 2019

A pedestrian was struck by a transport van on East Lassen Avenue early Friday morning, leaving the area under the overpass blocked off by police. https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1177630551135539201 Officer Travis Johnsen and the collision investigation team responded to the scene. According to Johnsen, the van was traveling we...

Border patrol officers appear at career fair

Border patrol officers appear at career fair

Angelina Mendez

September 25, 2019

Students were dismayed and fearful Wednesday when officers from California Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) were seen at the Business Fair in the Bell Memorial Union. Chico State’s Career Center hosted the Business Career Fair in the BMU Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. Around noon, CPB officers were...

City council denies appeal against Simplicity Village

City council denies appeal against Simplicity Village

Ricardo Tovar

September 25, 2019

A special meeting was held Tuesday by the City Council in the Council Chambers to discuss the appeal to a prior decision on a housing facility for the homeless. The appeal was placed on a Planning Commission decision to uphold and make the east side of Notre Dame Boulevard and south of Morrow Lane a sp...

Shoplifting arrest leads to struggle

Shoplifting arrest leads to struggle

Angelina Mendez

September 24, 2019

On Sunday evening, the Chico Police Department (PD) responded to a call leading them to the Kohl's store to arrest a suspect shoplifting from the store At around 6:54 p.m., an employee at the store pointed out the suspect to Chico PD, according to Chico PD’s news release.While the officer attempt...

First generation students welcomed

First generation students welcomed

Angelina Mendez

September 23, 2019

First-generation students were welcomed to campus with a special event last week.A fully loaded dessert bar, iced coffee station and a chance to win prizes drew students to check out the First Generation program.“Being a first-generation student means that I am the first to make it out of my fam...

Hundreds join global Climate Strike in downtown Chico

Hundreds join global Climate Strike in downtown Chico

Julian Mendoza and Carolyn Allen

September 22, 2019

Students of all ages and community members gathered for the Chico Climate Strike where they demanded a change in legislation and encouraged others to take action in the fight again our changing climate. Chico is one of many cities across over 150 countries participating in the climate strike. “Today is the first day of the ...

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