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Wild fires force local evacuations in Butte County

Wild fires force local evacuations in Butte County

Natalie Hanson

October 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Cal Fire called for evacuations in response to a wide spread fire near Oroville Sunday night.The Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane fire spread to Hwy 70. Evacuation orders were called for:-The west side of Cherokee Road from Red Tape Road south to Derrick Road-Table Mountain Ranch east of Table Mountain R...

Fire assistance center now open for victims of Ponderosa Fire

Fire assistance center now open for victims of Ponderosa Fire

Luke Dennison

September 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Ponderosa Fire victims can receive assistance at the Fire Assistance Center.The fire started August 29 by Ponderosa Way and it has destroyed 32 homes and 22 other buildings.A local Assistance Center has now opened its comfort to the victims of the fire.The FAC will offer residents whose homes were d...

New information on Oroville Dam crisis suggests negligence

New information on Oroville Dam crisis suggests negligence

Cameron O'Brien

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

New forensic report suggests that faulty design and maintenance caused the dam to break earlier this year. Embed from Getty ImagesThe report published by the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent Forensics team specified the causes of the February 7th Oroville Dam malfunction. According to the report, almost every facet of the dam from its construct...

Stolen items found in a local storage unit

Stolen items found in a local storage unit

Christian Solis

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Storage unit full of stolen items was unlocked by Butte County Sheriff's Office.Tuesday, the sheriff's office received a tip that there may be stolen property in a local storage unit, A.B. Self Storage. Sgt. Steve Collins was on the scene when they arrived. He said, "Stolen golf clubs, mail, laptops, TVs, hockey equipment, drones and motorcycle helmet...

Chico woman sentenced for sex trafficking

Chico woman sentenced for sex trafficking

Jafet Serrato

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A woman was sentenced Wednesday after arranging to sell a teenage girl for sex in a Chico motel.Sentenced to 16 years in prison, Alexis Franklin, a 22-year-old, from Chico had contact with a 15-year-old girl. Being a close family friend, Franklin rented a motel on March 11 and took the victim to dinner...

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Jacqueline Morales

May 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

President Gayle Hutchinson has recognized the contributions of the Mechoopda Maudi at Chico State."The Valley Oak Honors our Native American communities, especially the Mechoopda people, upon whose ancestral lands our University sits," said President Hutchinson in her investiture address March 3. Fri...

PG&E scams rise after election

Kaylie Lewis

December 6, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime, News

Pacific Gas and Electric has warned customers that there would be an increase in scams following election season. The company decided to take action against the scams and started a new campaign called Utilities United Against Scams Week. The campaign was designed to inform customers of this issue and...

Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Kyla Linville

November 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Winter marks the beginning of sweater weather, warm drinks and rainy days spent indoors. However, for many in Butte County, this means cold nights outside. Butte County has over 900 homeless people in the area. With the desire to help those in need during the cold season, Community Action Voluntee...

Election results: national, state and local

Election results: national, state and local

Elizabeth Helmer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

All the results from everything that was on the ballot for people registered in Chico. National and state results are compared with results in Butte County. National and State LegislatorsPresident: Donald TrumpElectoral College: 279 votes for Trump,228 for ClintonPopular vote: 59,730,458 votes for Cl...

Former officer receives ‘guilty’ verdict

Amber Martin

October 31, 2016


Filed under Community, News

A jury of seven men and five women have found former Paradise Police Officer Patrick Feaster guilty of involuntary manslaughter.Feaster shot and killed 26-year-old Andrew Thomas last November.“We were relieved when the jury decided that he was guilty," Elisabeth Woodward, the sister of the vict...

Ins and outs of voting

Ins and outs of voting

Kaylie Lewis

October 3, 2016


Filed under News

The presidential election is rapidly approaching and here is how to register and participate.Registering to vote can be done online, through the mail or in person.Registering by mailVoter registration forms can be picked up at the local county election office located at 155 Nelson Ave. in Oroville. Prospective voters can call in to register at 1-800-345-VOTE (8683)....

Cal Fire lifts Saddle Fire evacuations

Lexi Hoedt

September 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

All evacuations have been lifted for the Saddle fire, according to the Cal Fire website. The fire started on September 5, around 4:48 p.m. and is currently 60 percent contained. It has burned over 850 acres. A total of five fires started off of Pentz Road southeast of Paradise. Residents in this area...

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