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Male jogger rudely awaking Whitney Hall residents

Male jogger rudely awaking Whitney Hall residents

Nathan Lehmann

February 19, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 18Chico Police:7:25 a.m: Auto theft on Esplanade. “Subject just left, northbound on Esplanade. Female driver with blonde hair. Vehicle taken while it was running, warming up in the parking lot. Officers advised. Vehicle has both plates. 'Crying angel with cross' on the back window. Large sticker i...

Bike safety class offered instead of tickets

Bike safety class offered instead of tickets

Yessenia Funes

February 19, 2014


Filed under News

Students ride their bikes and boards through campus all the time. Within a few weeks, students caught breaking the rules can skip the court date. University Police will offer an alternative: a $60 bike-safety course through Blackboard, said University Police Chief Robyn Hearne. Students will save about $100. Throughout the past few semesters, students have asked officers for information, but fin...

Resisting an officer at Chapman Elementary

Resisting an officer at Chapman Elementary

Nathan Lehmann

February 18, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 17Chico Police: 10:57 a.m: Assault on Esplanade. “Friday night, reporting party’s boss assaulted reporting party. Reporting party had to run away from him and flag down a bus. Reporting party went back to work Saturday to get her vehicle, but her boss was still blocking her vehicle with h...

Senior Vice Provost steps down

Senior Vice Provost steps down

Steven Verstelle

February 18, 2014


Filed under News

Arno Rethans has stepped down from his position as senior vice provost for academic affairs, effective Thursday. Rethans worked as senior vice provost since 1999, according to a staff email. “He has provided exemplary leadership in a range of critical academic affairs and university res...

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Yessenia Funes

February 18, 2014


Filed under News

Because of persistent drought conditions, local ranchers have been selling parts of their animal herds to reduce the number of mouths to feed. The animals need grass to eat, but the drought has kept grass from growing, said Christine Hantelman, co-owner of Wookey Ranch. The ranchers protect their land by sell...

Man defecating in motel room, has not paid, refuses to leave

Man defecating in motel room, has not paid, refuses to leave

Nicholas Carr

February 17, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 16Chico Police DepartmentSunday, 12:59 p.m.: Disturbed subject on the 3000 block of Boston Drive. “Transient female walked up on the reporting party’s front lawn and started yelling ‘Which way!, Where do I go?!’ No one else was around the female. Female seemed (drunk). She was pi...

Family planning program cuts benefits

Family planning program cuts benefits

Christine Lee

February 17, 2014


Filed under News

FamilyPACT is changing how mammograms and pregnancy tests are billed to Chico State students. Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment is a Medi-Cal program that assists men and women of childbearing age with covering reproductive health care expenses. Students don’t have to cover their copay or pay out of their own pockets with the program. Students who are u...

Man acting aggressively for free cab ride

Man acting aggressively for free cab ride

Nicholas Carr

February 16, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 15Chico Police Department:Saturday, 8:45 a.m.: Probation violation near the Bed Bath & Beyond the 2100 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. “Female is in front of the building and is smashing her face against the door causing a problem. She was inside a cart when the reporting party arrived ...

Ecological reserve closing programs

Ecological reserve closing programs

Eric Mccauley

February 16, 2014


Filed under News

  Due to safety and staffing concerns, a university-run wildlife preserve closed down many of its research and educational programs last week.   The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, a 4,000-acre natural habitat protection and research facility ten miles from campus, cut most of its K-12 programs and has limited univer...

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Nicholas Carr

February 15, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 14Chico Police Department:Friday, 9:06 a.m.: Firearm found on the 600 block of East Seventh Street. "Reporting party (at Chico Police station), will be outside on benches. States he found a gun about a block from this intersection. States it's some sort of automatic handgun. States the clip was loose a li...

Drunk in public at Jesus Center

Drunk in public at Jesus Center

Nathan Lehmann

February 14, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 13University Police: Thursday, 12:05 p.m.: Suspicious subject in Laxson Hall. “Two males and a female and dog, about one hour duration with lots of stuff. Out with 3 and loud dog. Subject using power to charge cell phones. Juvenile been released to Chico High School." Chico Police Departme...

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