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Rawson fire north of Corning was contained overnight

Rawson fire north of Corning was contained overnight

Ricardo Tovar

October 30, 2019

With a high wind warning in effect in Northern California, there is an increase for flash fires all across the state. On Saturday night around 10:34 p.m. that was the case when on Gayle Road, north of Corning, a vegetation fire began.According to Seargent Kyle Lovelady of the Tehama Police Departmen...

Enrollment down after Camp Fire, university says

Kimberly Morales

October 30, 2019

On Monday, Chico State released the official 2019-20 enrollment census to the public.In the census, the university announced that student enrollment is predicted to see a shortfall primarily due to Camp Fire impacts and competition between other education options in California.The census included a plann...

Police corner man suspected of stealing partner’s vehicle

Police corner man suspected of stealing partner’s vehicle

Angelina Mendez

October 29, 2019

Police pursued a man Sunday who was reported for stealing his girlfriend's car and driving under the influence. On Sunday afternoon, Chico Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a reported domestic dispute on the 3100 block of Esplanade, according to a news release. Police received a call from a...

Pedestrian killed in vehicle incident

Pedestrian killed in vehicle incident

Carolyn Allen

October 29, 2019

A vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian on Main and Ninth Streets near downtown Chico.At 7:14 a.m. the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call that a vehicle had collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Enloe Medical Center, where he later died due to severe injury, accordi...

PG&E shutoffs continue all across California

PG&E shutoffs continue all across California

Ricardo Tovar

October 29, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as wildfires have driven 200,00 people from their homes.With a high wind warning called in on Saturday through Sunday and again for Tuesday through Wednesday, the all-too-familiar fire season in California may again wreak havoc throughou...

Treat Street brings families downtown on Halloween

Treat Street brings families downtown on Halloween

Jessie Imhoff

October 28, 2019

Downtown Chico is well known for being a hot spot of college parties on Halloween night. But before all the partiers come out in droves, Downtown Chico is home to an event called Treat Street in which families can come and take their children trick-or-treating to all the different shops.Many downtown ...

Student earns Cafe Bustelo scholarship

Student earns Cafe Bustelo scholarship

Carolyn Allen

October 28, 2019

Chico State student Ashlynn Ramirez earned a Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship of $5,000.Through the Del Futuro Scholarship Cafe Bustelo, a Latin coffee brand, aims to improve the lives of Latinx students through scholarships like this one to help Ramirez advance in her educational journey.S...

Off-campus dorms’ poor security causes concern

Angelina Mendez

October 27, 2019

Several students have reported attempted break-ins, lower safety precautions, and thefts at Chico State's University Village.UV is a university–owned, gated, suite-style community near campus. Since UV is off-campus, they have different rules and regulations than the on-campus dorms. Other dor...

‘Chicoween’ gives students the creeps

‘Chicoween’ gives students the creeps

Angelina Mendez

October 27, 2019

Chico State’s infamous Chicoween festivities are spreading excitement and fear among students.Chicoween refers to the time when students celebrate Halloween with candy, parties and crime. Although this is a popular, fun time for some students, many others report that they intend to leave town or...

Pro-life, pro-choice opinions clash on campus

Kimberly Morales

October 27, 2019

The debate on abortion hit closer to home for Chico State on Friday when the Women’s Resource Clinic held their nearly sold-out annual benefit banquet fundraiser at the BMU.The Women’s Resource Clinic, a medically-licensed Christian ministry and non-profit, supports women who have experi...

University police department: Students don’t trust increased police presence

University police department: Students don’t trust increased police presence

Kimberly Morales

October 26, 2019

Within the last year, police presence has been increased on campus -- and reactions have been mixed, according to the University Police Department.When students voice their concerns about their safety, many show reluctance to report possible crimes or concerns, according to UPD Chief John Reid. Why some ...

Desmond Phillips kept alive by justice seekers

Desmond Phillips kept alive by justice seekers

Julian Mendoza

October 25, 2019

Almost three years have passed since Desmond Phillips was killed. Despite the time that has passed, activists continue to seek out justice for him.Burgers and Brew customers were enjoying their meals, when activist David Phillips arrived with a crowd behind him, walking in front of the seating area wi...

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