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Brewers unaffected by proposed FDA rules

Brewers unaffected by proposed FDA rules

Yessenia Funes

April 26, 2014


Filed under News

Someone enjoying a burger from the Sierra Nevada Restaurant is actually eating a steer that grew up on Chico State's University Farm munching on the brewery's spent grain. For now, that'll remain the same. A proposed regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, "Current Good Manufactu...

Man yelling about rat poison falling from the sky

Man yelling about rat poison falling from the sky

Nathan Lehmann

April 24, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

  April 23 Chico Police: 9:22 a.m.: Suspicious subject at Tri Counties Bank on Salem Street. “Male and female subject in and out of the bank, male subject has a backpack. Subject approaching tellers asking about ‘accounts.’ Reporting party thinks they are under the influence, were not making sense...

Mechanical fire singes Acker Gym roof

Mechanical fire singes Acker Gym roof

Nicholas Carr

April 24, 2014


Filed under News

Fire engines and students lined Warner Street earlier this morning after a mechanical fire preceded an evacuation of Acker Gym.No injuries were reported, and classes in the building have recommenced.A faculty member called emergency services, reported smoke and pulled a fire alarm around 9 a.m. which prompted an evacuation of the build...

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Madison Holmes

April 24, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Austin Mckinsey had both of his hands up in surrender when a fist came out of nowhere and slammed into the right side of his face, cracking his eye socket in two places and caving in his cheekbone. The sophomore electrical engineering major was trying to break up a fight between three girls at a pa...

Assault and battery with water hose on West 14th Street

Assault and battery with water hose on West 14th Street

Nathan Lehmann

April 23, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

April 21 and 22 Chico Police: Monday, 11:23 a.m.: Found child at Turner Apartments on West First Avenue. “Child about 1.5 to 2 years old found walking in the street, currently in the alley. Reporting party stated another female picked the child up and is looking around for the parent. Officer ...

Student struck by car in front of O’Connell

Student struck by car in front of O’Connell

Steven Verstelle

April 23, 2014


Filed under News

A Chico State student was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a car on Warner Street Street in front of the O'Connell Technology Center. The incident occurred around 12:15 p.m.. The student was riding a long-board on Warner Street near West Second Street when she was hit by a black Volkswagen Beetle, said said Leslie Velasquez, a...

Employees face workplace bullying

Employees face workplace bullying

Yessenia Funes

April 23, 2014


Filed under News

A Chico State employee spends nights awake in bed. The next day at work, the employee is welcomed by threats from a supervisor and singled out — micromanaged and stripped of the ability to make work-related decisions. Disturbing comments are made behind closed doors. Performance evaluations a...

Campus network needs upgrade

Campus network needs upgrade

Christine Lee

April 22, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State’s aging wire infrastructure is being replaced in order to meet demands of growing numbers of unique devices.Because there are roughly 2.5 electronics per person, 20,000 unique devices use the Chico State campus Internet at any given time every day."In the last five years, we've seen ...

Shoplift at Finnegan’s Jug

Shoplift at Finnegan’s Jug

Nathan Lehmann

April 21, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

April 19 and 20 Chico Police: Sunday, 6:30 a.m.: Suspicious subject at Great Harvest Bread Company on Forest Avenue. “Male subject outside sitting. Reporting party has told subject not to enter the business. Subject is known to reporting party as he frequents the location to use the bathroom to show...

Professor recruits to rebrand Chico

Professor recruits to rebrand Chico

Enrique Raymundo

April 21, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

A communications design professor will be starting a YouTube channel in June with the intention of changing Chico State's party image. The channel will be one of the final stages of a year-long project, which included the efforts of more than 300 students. Professor John Roussell began student ...

Orland crash still under investigation

Orland crash still under investigation

Sharon Martin

April 21, 2014


Filed under News

It could take months to determine the cause of the Orland bus crash, according to California Highway Patrol. The crash, which occurred April 10, involved a FedEx semitrailer and a charter bus of high school students who were traveling to Humboldt State University for a campus tour. Ten people died in the crash, including drivers of both the truck and the bus, three chaperones and five st...

Driver in DUI crash is awake from coma

Driver in DUI crash is awake from coma

Mozes Zarate

April 21, 2014


Filed under News

The driver involved in an alleged DUI single-car crash that preceded the death of two Chico State students in January is awake and recovering. The 18-year-old Chico State student, who was previously in a comatose state following the crash on Jan. 26, is undergoing a rehabilitation program to walk again,...

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