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Club president allegedly steals $10,000

Club president allegedly steals $10,000

Jenice Tupolo

February 25, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The Finance Club experienced a massive financial loss when its Stifel Nicolaus investment account of almost $10,000 was closed by its president, John Saunders. Originally established by a Chico State faculty member in the 1990s, the investment account was meant to give students real-life experience in ...

Chico to annex Chapmantown, Mulberry areas within 5 years

Chico to annex Chapmantown, Mulberry areas within 5 years

William Rein

February 24, 2015


Filed under Community, News

To the distress of some county residents, the unincorporated neighborhoods of Chapmantown and Mulberry will become part of the city of Chico within five years. The City Council voted in favor of an annexation agreement with the Local Agency Formation Commission on Feb. 17. In a 5-2 vote, it was determined that the communities of Chapmantown...

Man pronounced dead after stabbing

Brianne Mcevoy

February 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Oroville resident Joel Eldridge was stabbed and transported to Enloe Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead on Feb. 19. Just before 8 a.m. calls to 911 reported a fight on Mulberry Street, but when police arrived no one was at the scene. Police then received a phone call from a women who was taking Eldridge to the hospital.Police and medics met ...

$3.5 million helicopter purchased by Enloe Medical Center

$3.5 million helicopter purchased by Enloe Medical Center

Courtney Weaver

February 15, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Enloe Medical Center recently purchased a $3.5 million helicopter for their FlightCare Program, which is an emergency responder program. The helicopter is a top of the line EC130 T2 EcoStar with advanced safety technology, plenty of room, low level noise, and an array of new medical equipment. The Enloe staff is very excited about the new addition, especially wi...

Valentine sweets for Relay For Life

Valentine sweets for Relay For Life

Brittany Mcclintock

February 13, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Peggy Armocido, team caption, recently celebrated her 10th year being cancer free. Erin Wilson said she was inspired after doing an event last year for Relay For Life, and when she heard that her team captain was cancer-free she wanted to do more to help. “It started out doing something for ...

Man at Enloe Medical Center claims Xbox is a bomb

Man at Enloe Medical Center claims Xbox is a bomb

William Rein

February 12, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Enloe Medical Center the morning after a man claimed to have a bomb. Photo credit: William Rein The Chico Police Department received a call from Enloe Medical Center after a man reported he was carrying a bomb on Feb. 10. Officers responded once the call was placed at 3:30 a.m. as the man was ...

Student remembered as kind, compassionate, devoted

Student remembered as kind, compassionate, devoted

Jenice Tupolo

February 10, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Friends and family are remembering Melinda Driggers as a compassionate woman who was driven to devote her life to social work as a returning student at Chico State. Driggers, 49, was found unconscious by university staff in the Student Services Center on Jan. 20. Emergency personnel attempted to...

Medical marijuana use limited by location

Medical marijuana use limited by location

William Rein

February 10, 2015


Filed under Community, News

A property manager who owns a house on West First Avenue has threatened to contact police to crack down on students who are using the backyard as a hideaway to smoke marijuana. On Feb. 3, a hand-written sign was posted on the fence of the property warning that the owner would contact police if there was continued prob...

Trap music hits Chico

Trap music hits Chico

William Rein

January 28, 2015


Filed under Community, News

RL Grime, Los Angeles trap producer famous for his “Satisfaction,” “Mercy” and “Love Sosa” remixes and work with Baauer (“Harlem Shake”) and What So Not, is coming to the Senator this Friday to a sold-out show. The 23-year-old Grime, his name an homage to R.L. Stine of the Goosebum...

Teachers union fights for pay-scale adjustment from school district

Teachers union fights for pay-scale adjustment from school district

Michael Arias

January 26, 2015


Filed under Community, News

A contentious battle between the Chico Unified Teachers Association and Chico Unified School District concerning salary increases is intensifying following a failed second attempt at mediation. Members of the union came together and picketed in front of Chico High School on what was termed Unity Day o...

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