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Tom Brady of the New England Patriots gestures at the line of scrimmage during the first half against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Ricardo Tovar // February 2, 2019

Welcome to the second Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! Sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Andrew Baumgartner (former sports editor of The Orion) and Alex Grant (former managing...

Tyler Garcia, 19, talks about how he and his family decided to stay in their home off of Honey Run Road despite the evacuation orders for the Camp Fire and the flash flood warnings. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Josh Cozine // December 21, 2018

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck,...

Football is the main topic of discussion as the NFL season rages on toward the playoffs. Image from Getty Images, photo by Winslow Productions.

Podcast: It’s all about football

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant // December 14, 2018

The Wildcat Rumble is back for its final episode of the semester. In this episode Andrew and Ricardo are joined by Alex Grant. Football is the topic of discussion as the NFL season presses on. Listen for...

A line of Vans shoes, that were given away freely to victims of the Camp FIre Photo credit: Justin Jackson

The Orion Newscast Dec. 5

Christian Solis // December 5, 2018

This week's newscast covers the new Chico City Council members that were sworn into office Tuesday night, flooding conditions, a vans give-away and much more. Three new Chico City Council members were...

The Camp Fire burned almost everything in it's path, yet some household items like this baby head doll survived the flames.

Camp Fire photos from Chico and Paradise

Alex Grant // December 5, 2018

The following photos are taken in a variety of places in the Chico and Paradise communities. More photos will be added to this page as I travel to areas affected by the Camp Fire. To see a photo timeline...

A burnt American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

Alex Grant // November 28, 2018

A flame-shredded American flag hangs in the still, grey air. It's flagpole barely holds on to a vertical gutter that's attached to a burnt piece of wood. A charred chimney stands intact behind the flag....

A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

Christian Solis // November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities...

Lourie Jones and some of her family lived on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Here's her Camp Fire evacuation story. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Alex Grant and Josh Cozine // November 16, 2018

Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the...

A truck on Skyway destroyed by the destruction of Camp Fire. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Extreme western winds push flames and smoke through Paradise on the first day of the Camp Fire. Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated...

Dellanira Carrillo has half of her face painted like a sugar skull by Saidi Montoya in Trinity Commons on Friday. Check out this story and more on this week's newscast. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Alex Grant // November 7, 2018

On this week's newscast, the midterm election results are released, a vigil is covered, The Day of the Dead is highlighted and several other stories are discussed.2018 Midterm Election Results (0:06)Chico...

Be sure to vote Tuesday for the three city council candidates that best represent you and your values!

Video: Chico City Council candidates voice their opinions on the reinstatement of the Sit-Lie Ordinance

Alex Grant // November 5, 2018

Seven of the nine candidates sat down to talk about how they feel about the recent passing of the Sit-Lie ordinance. Kasey Reynolds and Jame Aguirre are the only two candidates that weren't included in...

An increased police presence was maintained on campus Tuesday, according to an email from President Gayle Hutchinson. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

A body, a corn maze and a magic bartender on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 31

Alex Grant // October 31, 2018

On this week's newscast, the report of a body found on campus is described, the arts team explores a local corn maze and a magic bartender is featured. Multiple gunshots were reported near Chico State's...

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