The Orion

Chico City Council reinstates sit-lie ordinance, opposers turn their backs after decision

Patrick Newman speaks with police officers at the Chico city council meeting Tuesday. Newman spoke at the podium in front of the city council to oppose the sit and lie ordinance that ended up passing later in the evening. This ordinance allows police officers to detain and remove homeless and transient people that are

Josh Cozine

October 17, 2018

In a symbolic gesture, about half of Chico citizens attending the council meeting, Tuesday evening, turned their backs to the council as the vote to reinstate the contentious sit lie ordinance passed as the group predicted. One citizen was arrested while attempting to read out loud the 8th amendment—the...

Students learn about civic engagement during Wildcat Vote

Former Mayor of Chico Dan Herbert (third from left) speaks on his civic engagement work during Wildcat Vote on Tuesday night. Others pictured are Alisa Sharma (left), Audrey Denney (middle left) and Ann Schwab (right). Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

October 17, 2018

Students of all political affiliations joined together in Colusa Hall, Monday evening, to learn more about politics, at the Wildcat Vote event hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement.Before entering the event, students were greeted by members of First Year Experience informing attendees about voter ...

Chico State lecturer elected mayor of Chico

The Chico city council approved an amendment to the noise ordinance that allows for citations to second offenders. Photo credit: Lauren Anderson

Molly Sullivan

December 7, 2016

Sean Morgan, a lecturer at Chico State, and Reanette Fillmer were elected as mayor and vice mayor of Chico at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Morgan was unanimously elected after the current mayor, Mark Sorensen, nominated him. Morgan holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in business from C...

Candidates running for Chico City Council

(left to right) Tami Ritter, Randall Stone, Ann Schwab and Karl Ory pose for a photo at the Labor day breakfast on Sept. 5. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Lucas Moran

October 24, 2016

Four members of the Chico City Council are up for re-election this year. Incumbent councilmembers Ann Schwab, Tami Ritter, Randall Stone and Sean Morgan must defend their council seats against seven challengers. Each voter will choose their top four candidates and the four candidates with the highest...

City Council candidates mingle at mixer

Chico residents mingle with City Council candidates at the first YPO mixer. Photo credit: Katia Berg

Katia Berg

October 20, 2016

The Young Professionals of the Chico Chamber hosted the first-ever mixer Oct. 19 at Two Twenty Restaurant, where Chico residents mingled with 2016 City Council candidates. The event gave citizens of all ages the chance to meet one-on-one with candidates, socialize and talk local politics. "This...

City Council forum at Great Debate

Students at last year's Great Debate. Photo credit: Courtesy of Sue Peterson

Molly Sullivan

October 15, 2016

The Great Debate, an annual event for communication students, will have a forum for Chico City Council candidates on Oct. 21 at noon at the City Council Chamber. "Being in Chico for a majority of the year each year, students are impacted by the City Council decisions in their day-to-day lives, but often ...

Community hopeful for El Rey

City council meeting addressed possibilities in protecting the 110-year-old theatre, El Rey. Photo credit: Ronnie Bolser

Katia Berg

October 7, 2016

Students, residents and members of the El Rey Alliance participated in an open forum Oct. 4 to rally support for the El Rey Theatre in front of the Chico City Council.Students from Chico Country Day School, the Butte County Green party, long-time residents and members of the El Rey Alliance spoke in ...

The Book in Common commences Chico’s year of women

President Hutchinson and President Yaqub posing with event attendees.

Anna Porretta

September 30, 2016

A crowd gathered to hear community leaders speak, celebrating the Book in Common program, which promises to be a year devoted to the conversation around women's rights outside of Chico City Hall on Sept. 29. “The Book in Common is a shared read in which Chico State, Butte college, the City of C...

Paradise seeks Chico’s approval for updated sewer system

Jody Jones, vice mayor of Paradise, has proposed a solution to Paradise's failing sewer system. Photo Courtesy of Jody Jones.

Lauren Anderson

September 25, 2015

27 out of 122 sewer systems in Paradise have already failed, and the remaining systems are expected to break down within the next 20 years.   Jody Jones, vice mayor of Paradise, has proposed an estimated $26 million project to the Chico city council to solve the problem. Paradise is the only c...

President Zingg’s transition, city spending addressed at fall convocation

Photo courtesy of Chico State

Cheyanne Burens

August 21, 2015

Hundreds of students, staff and faculty members gathered last night in the Harlen Adams Theatre for the 2015 Fall Convocation. This year's convocation proved to be memorable as President Zingg made the unexpected announcement that he will be retiring at the end of the academic year. "Recently I h...

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