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Police chase results in arrest of one of Butte County’s most notorious criminals

Police chase results in arrest of one of Butte County’s most notorious criminals

Gordy Papalias

February 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, News

Chico police officers engaged in a car chase of suspect Brian Matthew Loo on Sunday, which started in the Kohl’s parking lot. Undercover officers showed up to the parking lot to contact a man who was responsible for breaking into a Chico resident's vehicle and stealing the contents inside. Officers identifie...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Trenton Taylor

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Elevator MalfunctionTuesday, Feb. 5, 6:04 p.m., Butte HallElevator #2 reported stuck on the first floor of Butte Hall. Door was partially open, but not enough for students inside to exit. The same elevator was reported stuck the following morning, on Wednesday, as well.Call T...

Students and community members speak at 3rd annual People’s State of the Union

Students and community members speak at 3rd annual People’s State of the Union

Gordy Papalias

February 11, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Culture, pride, fake news and more were discussed at the 3rd annual People's State of the Union last Thursday. The event was put on by Slow Theatre at the 1078 Art Gallery on 1710 Park Ave. Each speaker had the opportunity to share stories that were personal to them and information that would have a positive impact on their co...

DACA webinar provides clarity and information

DACA webinar provides clarity and information

Nate Rettinger

February 8, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The Dream Center participated in a webinar put on by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center on Tuesday morning. The presentation went over the current state of the DACA program, litigation preventing the cancelation of the program and best practices for renewing a DACA application.There are currently 10 nationwide cases fighting against a shut down of the DACA program, including Batalla Vidal v. ...

Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

Julian Mendoza

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

An open forum was held in Colusa Hall on Tuesday to discuss measures to move campus in a more sustainable direction. The goal of the forum was to hear ideas from Chico State affiliates and community members. It featured small group discussions about different topics.   Each topic had its own tab...

Gloga draws students to yoga, meeting new friends

Gloga draws students to yoga, meeting new friends

Kendall George

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Backs arched as students from all walks of campus life came together to bask in neon paints and black lights, practice yoga and listen to psychedelic instrumental music for "Gloga." This event has taken Chico State by storm, bringing 165 people to the BMU Auditorium Tuesday night from 6:30-8 p.m. I...

Police Blotter: Indecent exposure, fraud and burglary

Police Blotter: Indecent exposure, fraud and burglary

Gordy Papalias

February 6, 2019


Filed under Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3:19 p.m., Aymer Jay Hamilton Hall on Arcadian Avenue. Reporting party stated that a woman in a pink sweater beat her up two weeks ago and is now waiting in the area to fight her. All parties were counseled and agreed to leave eac...

SQE holds first Open House meeting of the year

SQE holds first Open House meeting of the year

Nate Rettinger

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus

The Students for Quality Education hosted an open house and their first meeting of the year this week, giving students the opportunity to check the club out.About 20 people came to Thursday’s event to discuss key issues and meet the club members while socializing over food. About half of that num...

Associated Students hosts tacos and trivia night

Associated Students hosts tacos and trivia night

Trenton Taylor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A handful of students were treated to all-you-can-eat tacos and trivia at the BMU Thursday night. This is one of many events that Associated Students Productions hosts for Chico State students throughout the semester. Trivia questions varied from science and movies to Chico State facts. Questions were proj...

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Julian Mendoza and Josh Cozine

February 1, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Cars and trailers leaving the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds slowed towards the end of the day Thursday, the day slated as a soft deadline for emptying the grounds, as those staying at the shelter continued to reach lower numbers. According to Stephen Walsh, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross at...

Cop Watch meeting held at Blackbird Cafe, holds police officers “accountable”

Cop Watch meeting held at Blackbird Cafe, holds police officers “accountable”

Kendall George

January 31, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Cop Watch, an international organization started in Berkeley during 1990, has found its way to Chico. The first meeting was held Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blackbird Cafe. According to event organizers Marin Hambley and Rain Scher, the main goal of Cop Watch Chico is to bring awareness to communit...

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Julian Mendoza

January 30, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Visuals

On Monday, the California Homeless Union, along with locals in support, protested in front of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico in response to the shelter closing on Jan. 31. "We actually had an agreement with some of the Red Cross officials so we could have access and they we reneged on that...

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