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Second Street from the B Line bus station. Taken by Maki Chapman on Feb. 28.

Backsliding on alcohol rules, or maybe moving forward

Maki Chapman, Reporter // February 28, 2024

On Feb. 20, the Chico City Council voted to do a “dry run” on repealing its rule about serving alcohol on specific dates after midnight. The test would take place on graduation weekend, as well as...

Alcohol graphic by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez

Undercover addiction: Why is alcohol so casual?

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // September 12, 2023

As we shift into a culture focused on battling substance abuse, it seems one culprit continues to slip through the cracks. You can have it for breakfast, you can have it for lunch and you can have it for...

Beers at local bar Oasis

Drinks on me

Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // September 25, 2021

The night seems endless, the beer is cold as droplets go down my glass and hit the coaster below and the atmosphere at Riley's is filled with laughter. Drunk men can be heard catcalling in one ear, and...

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Ricardo Tovar // November 2, 2019

Chico PD:   Call Type: Residential Burglary with no Force Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 5:34 p.m. West 19th St./Normal Ave. – Call Type: Driving Without a License Tuesday, Oct. 22nd,...

Places like Ray’s Liquor have actually seen a skyrocket in alcohol sales compared to other months. Photo credit: Joel Peterson

Chicoween: The “out-of-towners” legacy

Joel Peterson // November 2, 2019

Chicoween is here once again, and Chico may once again be raided by out-of-towners in search of a good party.Chico State has had a reputation of being called a party school dating back to the mid-80s....

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Carolyn Allen // October 12, 2019

Week of 09/30 - 10/07 2019 University Police Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 7:35 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center   Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/ Paint/Etc Monday,...

Marc James (35) is the suspect who is charged with firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner. 
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Intoxicated man discharges firearm in Chico residence

Ricardo Tovar // October 8, 2019

Chico Police responded to a report of a firearm discharge on Sunday at around 8:17 p.m. on the 1600 Block of Downing Avenue.Chico PD had responded to a call half an hour before at the same residence, involving...

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Ricardo Tovar // September 11, 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=174bi09-6RtiYhHwtY8yBmLP22LDncgvz&ll=39.747185049351344%2C-121.82960645000003&z=13Chico Police Call Type: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Tuesday, September...

Law enforcement in full-force for Chavez 
Weekend

Law enforcement in full-force for Chavez Weekend

Trenton Taylor // April 3, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, March 29, 3:44 p.m., Meriam LibraryA Butte College student was reported inside the library and did not want to leave. The subject then began to eat...

O face: Drunk sex kills orgasms

Janette Estrada // April 2, 2019

Spring is here and as the trees and flowers are blooming, so to are the birds and the bees.Congrats on attending one of the biggest party schools in California, where alcohol penetrates livers in a rallying...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter // December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence...

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin // November 14, 2018

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students...

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