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Woman held at gunpoint in her car by her boyfriend’s ex

Woman held at gunpoint in her car by her boyfriend’s ex

December 6, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Stolen Vehicle, 2:42 p.m., West Sacramento AvenueCaller left vehicle parked in Lot B near Esken Hall over break and it is now gone.Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Refusing to Leave, 7:09 a.m., Starbucks on Broadway StreetSubject was stealing condiments from the condiment bar and refused to leave.Call Type: Ass...

Woman finds front door open, purse missing

Woman finds front door open, purse missing

December 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Residential Burglary, 8:55 p.m., East 15th StreetA woman was in her back bedroom when she noticed her purse missing from her front table. Her dog was barking and the woman found her front door wide open.Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance, 7:23 p.m., East Lindo AvenueA tax...

Animal bites plague several people

Animal bites plague several people

December 3, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Subject, 5:44 a.m., Mangrove Avenue A man was acting crazy and refusing to leave a nearby diner. After finally getting him to leave the restaurant, he began kicking and screaming at the front door. Call Type: Animal Bite, 9:25 a.m., Fifth Street A ...

Downtown parking to be free every Friday through Christmas

Downtown parking to be free every Friday through Christmas

November 30, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Showcase

Downtown parking will be free for the first two hours of every Friday beginning on Black Friday through Christmas. Three Fridays are left for free parking downtown: Dec. 4 Dec. 11 Dec. 18 The city hopes this will encourage people to do more shopping downtown."I think it's a great incentive to get more p...

Students hope for a safer Chico

Students hope for a safer Chico

November 30, 2015


Filed under Community, News

A concern addressed by students at the most recent open forum was the need to feel safe in Chico. “This is where we live. If we don’t feel safe leaving our homes, how are we supposed to feel safe coming to campus?” said Griselda Avila, senior sociology and multicultural and gender studies...

New red meters downtown to help those in need

New red meters downtown to help those in need

November 30, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Six red meters will be installed downtown with the proceeds being donated to local assistance programs in Chico. The goal of these donation stations is to provide long-term solutions for those in need and are specifically for donations. Not to be confused with smart parking options downtown, however, the meters do ac...

Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Yang Dai

November 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

During the interval when the rain stopped this Tuesday, a group of workers from a gardening service company began to trim the trees lining up both sides of the city’s entire roads. This was to ensure the tree shape in either side of the roads was up to safety standards.Consecutive days of winds and...

Noise ordinance aims to reduce complaints

Lauren Anderson

November 8, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The north and south areas of campus have a history of noise complaints according to Mark Sorenson, mayor of Chico. Now the city council has stepped in to try to put an end to the problem.On Oct. 20, the council approved additions to an already-established noise ordinance which will now allow officers ...

Chico State provides various resources to find careers

Chico State provides various resources to find careers

Sabrina Salvatore

November 7, 2015


Filed under Community

According to a recent survey, employers are planning to hire 11 percent more college graduates than previous years. The Career and Internship Job Fair is one resource that can help students seek out employers. Job fairs tare held in both the fall and the spring. “This event is open for everyone, freshman through seniors with all majors welcome. There will also be...

Student arrests over Halloween weekend ‘significantly decreased’

Gabriel Sandoval

November 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Fewer students were arrested this year over the Halloween weekend, even though more total arrests, citations and calls to dispatch were made, according to Chico Police. On Friday night alone, there were five calls for alcohol overdoses within one hour at mostly different addresses. Univers...

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Jenice Tupolo

November 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The Chico State campus was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets this Wednesday afternoon. Pest control arrived within 10 minutes of the attack and directed students to stay away from the heavily concentrated bushes of yellow jackets, also known as meat bees. The Plumas Hall bridge has been ...

Trash-fire quickly exterminated by Chico Fire Department

Trash-fire quickly exterminated by Chico Fire Department

Lars Gustafson

November 4, 2015


Filed under Community

A trash-fire on a alleyway by Warner Street was quickly put out by the Chico Fire Department. The fire occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Monday and the Fire Department arrived within 15 minutes as smoke filled the neighborhood.A large debris pile caught on fire in a man's backyard, according to local Chico Fire Department firefi...

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