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Student remembered as kind, compassionate, devoted

Student remembered as kind, compassionate, devoted

Jenice Tupolo

February 10, 2015


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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


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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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