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Democratic campaign headquarters opens in Chico

Democratic campaign headquarters opens in Chico

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Democrats of Butte County celebrated the opening of their new headquarters in Chico on Aug. 27.The new, official Democratic campaign office is located on Rio Lindo Avenue off Esplanade. Volunteers plan to make calls, organize campaign efforts and more from this headquarters.At the ribbon cutting ceremony, ...

Get to know your District 1 representatives

Get to know your District 1 representatives

Amelia Storm

May 18, 2016


Filed under Community, News

On June 7, California will vote in a local, state and federal primary. Alongside voting for candidates for the presidential elections, District 1 residents will be voting for a representative. The incumbent, Congressman LaMalfa, has held the position since 2013. His opposition includes Jeff...

Chico State hosts local election forum

Chico State hosts local election forum

Amelia Storm

May 4, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Butte County division of the League of Women Voters hosted their final candidate forum on May 3 for the District 1 primary election. The forum took place in the Harlan Adams Theatre and sought to introduce the community to the prospective candidates’ stances on local, state and federal issues...

Convicted rapist no longer moving to Chico

Convicted rapist no longer moving to Chico

Bridget Comito

May 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime, News

A 'sexually violent predator' scheduled to move to Chico has been denied residence. Fraisure Earl Smith, 52, was convicted of forcible rape in Solano County. He was looking to find permanent residence in Chico. Smith was supposed to be placed at 3413 Bell Road, located four miles from Chico State. H...

Butte County residents vote for caucus in presidential primary

Butte County residents vote for caucus in presidential primary

George Johnston

May 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

California just took one step closer to deciding who should run for president in the Democrat primaries.On May 1, doors opened at the ARC pavilion and Chico Grange Hall for any registered Democrats in the 1st District to vote for their favorite delegate. Those supporting Hilary Clinton went to the ARC ...

California primary election includes Senate seat

California primary election includes Senate seat

Elizabeth Helmer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The stakes are higher than usually in the 2016 primary election. For the first time in 24 years, California is having an open Senate race. Next to Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, 34 names of Senate hopefuls will be listed on the California primary. Citizens registered...

‘Sexually Violent Predator’ may move to Chico

‘Sexually Violent Predator’ may move to Chico

Bridget Comito

April 18, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Fraisure Earl Smith, diagnosed as a sexually violent predator, may move into a new home in Chico, according to a public notice released by the Butte County Sheriff's OfficeSmith, 52, has been convicted of rape with force and the intent to commit rape. Smith was convicted of those crimes in Solano County.Smith was released in Novemb...

Fallen tree ruptures pipeline

Fallen tree ruptures pipeline

Michael Catelli

March 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

High winds brought down a large tree around 12 p.m Monday. The tree blocked the roadway on East First Avenue near Oleander Avenue and caused a rupture in the water pipeline resulting in minor flooding. “Safety first and then we will restore service,” said assistant district manager for C...

Famous Rabbi to lecture at Chico State for 2016 Hodgkins Endowment Peace Lecture

Famous Rabbi to lecture at Chico State for 2016 Hodgkins Endowment Peace Lecture

George Johnston

March 20, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The 2016 Hodgkins Endowment Peace Lecture will have a special guest this year. Renowned Rabbi Micheal Lerner is giving the lecture at Chico State on March 29. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. His lecture is titled “Embracing Israel and Palestine: A New Paradigm for all U.S. Foreign Policy.” “Rabbi Lerner will pre...

Student Philanthropy Council raises $4,000

Student Philanthropy Council raises $4,000

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The new Student Philanthropy Council has raised close to $4,000 for the college. The council is a non-profit organization established in August 2015 to raise money for the university and its resources. All the money collected helps fund campus resources such as the Career Center or the extended...

Man shot in leg by Highway 32

Man shot in leg by Highway 32

George Johnston

March 14, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

On March 2. a man was shot in the leg near west Chico by Highway 32. According to a press release, around 9 p.m. a 23-year-old man was walking on Highway 32 and East Avenue when he was confronted by two individuals . An altercation ensured and the man was shot in the leg. The gun shot victim was rushe...

Expansion of city ordinance benefits homeless

Expansion of city ordinance benefits homeless

Michelle Zhu

March 14, 2016


Filed under Community, News

After ongoing discussion, the Chico Police Department wants to rethink the way they regulate the city and homeless community. In September 2015, the Chico City Council approved an ordinance aiming to maintain cleanliness and safety in the city. It was both favored and opposed by many. The ordinance, ...

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