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Chico Resident Dies in a Public Right of Way

Chico Resident Dies in a Public Right of Way

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

On Mar. 28th, at approximately 12:36 p.m., Chico Police Officers and medics responded to a report of an unconscious female who was not breathing near the dumpster at the Speedway Gas at 2501 Notre Dame Blvd, according to a CPD news release. Medics arrived at the scene and attempted to administer CPR to the...

Lab-based classes get creative following campus shut-down

Emily Neria, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Though the transition will not be easy, science labs will be made available to students online for the remainder of the semester.  “Along with everything else (labs) are going online,” Department Chair of Physics Dr. Eric Ayars said. “This will be a challenge, but we’re finding solutio...

Chico resident quarantined after cruise ship COVID-19 outbreak

One concern Bell had was the food.

Angel Ortega, A+E Editor

March 20, 2020

Michael Bell, a Chico resident, was a passenger aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship when it was docked over concerns of a potential coronavirus (COVID-19) contamination. The cruise ship, operated by Princess Cruises, was set to sail to Hawaii, with four port stops. Bell said the Grand Princess...

Safe Place temporarily transitions to virtual services

March 19, 2020

Chico State's Safe Place has closed its doors but encourages students to stay in touch.  Safe Place will continue to offer services over the phone, through email and through video conferencing. Administrator Alix MacDonald said the process to communicate with Safe Place can be started by sending...

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes, as well as final exams. Facilities such as the Meriam Library and the Wildcat Recreation Center will be clos...

Get to know the Chico K9 Unit

K9 Odin poses next to his handler. Courtesy of a Chico police department news release.

Emily Neria, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

You might see them sniffing around town or hear about them taking down perpetrators, but how much do you really know about the Chico Police Department K-9 Unit? The CPD is home to four K-9 Officers and it’s high time Chico State students got to know the city’s furry defenders.  At two years old, Odin is one...

Battling the opioid crisis with Naloxone

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Training hosted by the Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition extended the conversation of preventing and surviving an opioid overdose on Monday, inside Blackbird Cafe.  The training opened Chico residents to the opportunity to learn how to identify the symptoms of an opioid overdose as well as te...

Chico PD responds to home invasion report

Chico PD responds to home invasion report

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

On Feb. 29 at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Chico Police Department Dispatch Center received a report that there was a home invasion robbery that had occurred on the 500 block of El Reno Drive, according to the CPD news release. Officers learned that four suspects allegedly arrived at the victim’s house and ...

University Police investigating Esken Hall “hackings”

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Students residing in Esken Hall made reports to University Housing that they were receiving strange phone calls and messages and their phones were being “hacked.” There have been 10 confirmed reports made by students regarding their cell phones being “hacked” as of Feb. 23. Once UH was made awar...

Shooting outside Chico motel

Shooting outside Chico motel

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

A suspect is in custody after allegedly firing four shots outside the Motel 6 located at 665 Manzanita Court.  The suspect was identified as Michael Austin Sans Cartier-Ward who  was attempting to “steal the keys to his mother’s vehicle,’’ according to the Chico Police Department...

Chico PD confiscates firearm during traffic stop

Chico PD confiscates firearm during traffic stop

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

On March 1, at approximately 9:35 p.m., an officer from the Chico Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of East 1st Avenue and Terrace Drive that led to the confiscation of multiple items such as a firearm and controlled substances, according to the CPD news release...

Hundreds of Chico citizens show up for needle protest

A sign that reads, “Would u give a suicidal persona gun? Then why give an addict a syringe?

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

A deafening crowd of protesters clogged the sidewalk and steps around the Chico City Council chambers to show discontempt for the North Valley Harm Reduction Coalition on the corner of East Fourth and Main streets last Tuesday.   The bulk of the protestors encouraged their elected officials to m...

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