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Chico State lecturer elected mayor of Chico

Chico State lecturer elected mayor of Chico

Molly Sullivan

December 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

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

Candidates running for Chico City Council

Lucas Moran

October 24, 2016


Filed under 2016 Election, Community, News

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

City Council candidates mingle at mixer

Katia Berg

October 20, 2016


Filed under Community, News

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

City Council forum at Great Debate

Molly Sullivan

October 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

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

Community hopeful for El Rey

Katia Berg

October 7, 2016


Filed under News

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

The Book in Common commences Chico’s year of women

Anna Porretta

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

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

Paradise seeks Chico’s approval for updated sewer system

Lauren Anderson

September 25, 2015


Filed under Community, News

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

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

Cheyanne Burens

August 21, 2015


Filed under News

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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