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Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Enrique Raymundo
January 28, 2014
Filed under News

Safety concerns and budget cuts have prompted the Chico Police Department to end their Ride-Along Program.Participating officers are restricted in what they can do with a civilian in the car, said Chico Police Lieutenant David Britt. They cannot respond to "hot calls," such as a vehicle pursuit or an incide...

Ship artifacts land at anthropology museum

Ship artifacts land at anthropology museum

Laura Hass
January 28, 2014
Filed under Features

A new student organized exhibit has landed at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.The grand opening of "Into the Blue: Maritime Navigation and the Archaeology of Shipwrecks" was held at the museum Thursday. Artifacts from the Frolic, a ship that sunk in 1850, and Bob Benner's world-class collection of historical navig...

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Greg Silvia
January 28, 2014
Filed under Sports

Two Wildcat alumni will be heading to the 2016 Olympic marathon trials after they scored top-10 finishes at the USA half marathon trials. Alia Gray and Kara Lubieniecki, teammates and best friends since meeting in 2007 on the Chico State campus, finished ninth and 10th respectively, at the Chevron...

Milestone layoff forces workers to compromise, compete

Milestone layoff forces workers to compromise, compete

Christine Lee
January 28, 2014
Filed under News

Chico's Milestone, a technology company, laid off an unknown amount of workers in December 2013 due to a lack of phone calls for tech support.The company recruited several Chico State students during last semester's career fair. Milestone wouldn't reveal how many people were laid off but at least 315 people are...

University provides food for students in need

University provides food for students in need

Dominique Diaz
January 27, 2014
Filed under Features

The Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry is available for students who don't have secure access to food. The program was in the works for two years before it officially began operating at the start of the fall 2013 semester. Chico State is the first school in the California State University system to create a program that of...

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

Madison Holmes
January 27, 2014
Filed under News

The Chico Police Department has not given out any citations to those violating the Sit and Lie ordinance since it took effect in December. The ordinance prohibits people from sitting or lying on Chico sidewalks next to commercial property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Those who are cited under the ordinance would be g...

AS, committee addresses year ahead

AS, committee addresses year ahead

Enrique Raymundo
January 27, 2014
Filed under News

The Government Affairs Committee and the Associated Students Board of Directors held meetings Monday afternoon to discuss plans for the upcoming semester. Hungry WildcatA significant amount of food has been collected for the Hungry Wildcat program.The program is capable of providing food to more students...

New season is a fresh start for softball

New season is a fresh start for softball

Angelo Boscacci
January 27, 2014
Filed under Sports

Last season's Chico State softball team sported an overall record of 24-24, going 14-6 at home and 8-10 on the road. But that doesn't tell the whole story. That team lost 11 seniors and added eight freshmen. Most of those freshmen started. "We were very young, but we got one win out of the ...

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

Mozes Zarate
January 26, 2014
Filed under News

A Chico State student is dead and two other students are in critical condition after a car crash occurred early Sunday morning.Austin Silver, 20, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene from severe head trauma, according to California Highway Patrol. At approximately 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Diego Rodriguez, 18, was drivin...

Bluegrass jam delivers great music, welcoming atmosphere

Bluegrass jam delivers great music, welcoming atmosphere

Ashiah Scharaga
January 26, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bluegrass music flowed smoothly out of the front door of Cafe Flo and onto the sidewalk of East 6th Street on Saturday. The intriguing sound came from 15 musicians sitting in a circle with banjos, mandolins and guitars in their arms or harmonicas at their lips, singing and playing bluegrass tunes from 1-4 p.m. The Bluegrass Jams, ...

University Farm starts organic market

University Farm starts organic market

Yessenia Funes
January 26, 2014
Filed under News

The University Farm will host a Friday market Jan. 31 as part of its Organic Vegetable Project.The Organic Vegetable Project is a collaboration between campus and community members dedicated to growing and selling organic produce, according to the project's website.The market is a natural fit because stude...

Get weird with Chico’s alternative talent show

Get weird with Chico’s alternative talent show

Maegan Webster
January 25, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For a fun, funky and especially fresh Saturday night experience, head to the Keep Chico Weird Talent Show to see talented Chico residents compete for a trophy, a gift bag and an opportunity to perform at Feather Falls Casino or at the CAMMIES Awards Show.   The Chico News and Review will host the competition to showc...

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