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Butte County organization seeks to reduce drug overdoses

Butte County organization seeks to reduce drug overdoses

Amelia Storm

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

A local harm reduction group is looking to combat the rise of opioid abuse and overdose among Butte County residents. In light of the Camp Fire, members of the Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition (NVHRC) have been visiting unofficial shelters to provide sharp containers for needles and opioid o...

Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Christina Taft woke up early, Nov. 8, to a neighbor urging her to evacuate. She initially didn't take the evacuation order seriously, but after showering she began to pack up her car. Christina said she packed for about an hour before noticing that her 66 year-old mother, Victoria Taft, was still in...

Police chase vehicle through northern Chico, fights and thefts abound

Police chase vehicle through northern Chico, fights and thefts abound

Dan Christian

December 5, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Vandalism Tuesday 11:58 a.m., Parking Structure 1 Reporting party stated their tire had been slashed. When officers arrived they discovered that the reporting party had a flat tire and was advised to call road assistance. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Wednesday 9:11 a.m., Butte Hal...

Butte College weathers the Camp Fire, lends assistance to Cal Fire and students

Butte College weathers the Camp Fire, lends assistance to Cal Fire and students

Josh Cozine

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

President of Butte College, Samia Yaqub, stood up and walked over to the south-facing window of her office on the third floor of the Student and Administrative Services building of the college’s main campus. From the high vantage point she began pointing out burnt and blackened patches of fields that...

University Box Office helps to organize meetings during the Camp Fire

University Box Office helps to organize meetings during the Camp Fire

Olyvia Simpson

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

During the two weeks of the Camp Fire emergency, many of the meetings and briefings providing information to the community were held at Laxson Auditorium. Box Office coordinator Christopher Zinna said that Cal Fire and the Town of Paradise contacted Stephen Cummins, director of Chico Performances, w...

Downtown Christmas event brings joy to community and relief to Camp Fire victims

Downtown Christmas event brings joy to community and relief to Camp Fire victims

Olyvia Simpson

December 4, 2018


Filed under Community, News

Members of the community gathered in Downtown Chico during the cold weather Sunday night to enjoy the 40th Annual Christmas Preview, where a portion of proceeds went toward Camp Fire relief efforts. The event was originally scheduled for Nov 18, but after the events of the Camp Fire, the holiday event was rescheduled for Dec 2...

Heavy rains could threaten salmon spawn from toxic Camp Fire runoff

Heavy rains could threaten salmon spawn from toxic Camp Fire runoff

Dan Christian

December 3, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

With the Camp Fire 100% contained, evacuation orders are slowly being lifted and roads are opening up allowing residents of Honey Run and Butte Creek Canyon to return to their property for the first time since being ravaged by the Camp Fire. However, with cleanup efforts still in their early stages th...

GSEC hosts 20th annual women’s conference

GSEC hosts 20th annual women’s conference

Justin Jackson

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition, Saturday, hosted the 20th Annual Women’s Conference: Women in Power, Empower Women. This conference aims to create a safe university environment that promotes the personal, educational and professional growth of all women.In a dead quiet room, attendees ...

Butte County Office of Education helps teachers assist students

Butte County Office of Education helps teachers assist students

Justin Jackson

December 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) held an event, Thursday, to help teachers and other school staff support students after the Camp Fire. As people filled the upper and lower seats of the auditorium, the opening slide of the PowerPoint had a quote from the presenters advising attendees to sit...

Vans gives away shoes to Camp Fire victims at Chico High School

Vans gives away shoes to Camp Fire victims at Chico High School

Justin Jackson

December 2, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Community, News, Showcase

Doing its part to help the victims of the Camp Fire, Vans went to Chico High on Saturday to give away free shoes. The first thing noticeable was the enormous line outside the Lincoln Center that many people would wait at least 2 hours to get through. If they did manage to get through it, they would...

Felonies, kerfuffles, and toilet troubles

Felonies, kerfuffles, and toilet troubles

Dan Christian

December 2, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Editor's note: Due to a special print edition covering only the Camp Fire, and subsequent cancelling of all classes, the blotter was released online only and covers the previous weeks (Nov. 17 to Nov. 25)University Police Call Type: Sex Crime Wednesday Nov. 21, 11:08 a.m., West 5th Street A rape reportedly occurred at Alp...

‘Camp Fire’ forces thousands to evacuate

‘Camp Fire’ forces thousands to evacuate

Natalie Hanson and Josh Cozine

November 28, 2018


Filed under Community, News

As the sun rose on Thursday, Nov. 8, the sky in Butte County filled with smoke and began to darken. At about 6:30 a.m., fire had ignited in the small community of Pulga and rapidly advanced to Concow, then towards the nearby town, Paradise. By the end of the day, it had become the most destructive wi...

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