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Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Enrique Raymundo

January 28, 2014


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Safety concerns and budget cuts have prompted the Chico Police Department to end their Ride-Along Program.Participating officers are restricted in what they can do with a civilian in the car, said Chico Police Lieutenant David Britt. They cannot respond to "hot calls," such as a vehicle pursuit or an incide...

Milestone layoff forces workers to compromise, compete

Milestone layoff forces workers to compromise, compete

Christine Lee

January 28, 2014


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Chico's Milestone, a technology company, laid off an unknown amount of workers in December 2013 due to a lack of phone calls for tech support.The company recruited several Chico State students during last semester's career fair. Milestone wouldn't reveal how many people were laid off but at least 315 people are...

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

Madison Holmes

January 27, 2014


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The Chico Police Department has not given out any citations to those violating the Sit and Lie ordinance since it took effect in December. The ordinance prohibits people from sitting or lying on Chico sidewalks next to commercial property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Those who are cited under the ordinance would be g...

AS, committee addresses year ahead

AS, committee addresses year ahead

Enrique Raymundo

January 27, 2014


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The Government Affairs Committee and the Associated Students Board of Directors held meetings Monday afternoon to discuss plans for the upcoming semester. Hungry WildcatA significant amount of food has been collected for the Hungry Wildcat program.The program is capable of providing food to more students...

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

Mozes Zarate

January 26, 2014


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A Chico State student is dead and two other students are in critical condition after a car crash occurred early Sunday morning.Austin Silver, 20, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene from severe head trauma, according to California Highway Patrol. At approximately 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Diego Rodriguez, 18, was drivin...

University Farm starts organic market

University Farm starts organic market

Yessenia Funes

January 26, 2014


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The University Farm will host a Friday market Jan. 31 as part of its Organic Vegetable Project.The Organic Vegetable Project is a collaboration between campus and community members dedicated to growing and selling organic produce, according to the project's website.The market is a natural fit because stude...

University Police adopts bike light program

University Police adopts bike light program

Yessenia Funes

January 26, 2014


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Starting this week, University Police officers may choose to provide free bike lights instead of citations for unlit cycling. With the loss of Chico State nursing student Kristina Chesterman and Butte College student Janee Nickerson, both from bicycle accidents last semester, bike safety has become a maj...

University Farm begins Friday organic market

University Farm begins Friday organic market

Yessenia Funes

January 25, 2014


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The University Farm will begin a Friday market on Jan. 31 as part of its Organic Vegetable Project.The Organic Vegetable Project is a collaboration between campus and community members dedicated to growing and selling organic produce, according to the project's website. The market is a natural fit b...

President Zingg cuts graduation attendees

President Zingg cuts graduation attendees

Christine Lee

January 24, 2014


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Due to the growing number of visitors attending the Chico State commencement ceremony each year, the university will limit the amount of people allowed to enter the stadium in order to avoid safety hazards. President Paul Zingg announced today that the university will be ticketing visitors attending the graduation ceremony this year.The tickets won’t cost mone...

Zingg promotes communication

Zingg promotes communication

Nicholas Carr

January 23, 2014


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Building a sense of community beyond the campus that can address evolving social and academic issues is a top priority for Chico State's leading administrator. At the President’s Spring Convocation held in Harlan Adams Theatre Thursday, President Paul Zingg addressed how the digital revolution, cam...

Update: Fire caused property, city damage

Update: Fire caused property, city damage

Mozes Zarate

January 23, 2014


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A house fire early Wednesday morning left neighboring properties damages in its wake, according to the Chico Fire Department. First reports of the fire were received at 3:49 a.m. by neighbors and drivers passing by, said Mort Meyer, a fire marshal. The fire occurred on the 200 block of East 10th Street. The...

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Jessie Haynes

January 23, 2014


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The Jesus Center and R-Town Downtown Coalition are in the planning stages of making the Cleanup Brigade a permanent solution to keeping downtown Chico clean. In November 2013, four individuals from the Jesus Center were hired to clean the streets of Chico early in the morning. This was in connection to a larger plan by R-Town to make th...

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