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Lake Oroville water level rises to the occasion

Lake Oroville water level rises to the occasion

Amelia Storm

March 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

With sensors recording almost 5 inches of rainfall, Lake Oroville reached peak water levels this week. After being effected severely by the drought, the lake rose more than 20 feet after 3 nights of consistent rainfall. The last time the lake was at this capacity was August 2013, when it was measured a...

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

March 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State has a new president. Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was announced as president of Chico State earlier this morning at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach. President-select Hutchinson taught as a professor at Chico State from 1990-2007 and served as chair of the department of Kinesiology...

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Amelia Storm

March 3, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

The suffocating grip of technology is striving to be relieved with the National Day of Unplugging. The event encourages people to sign a pledge agreeing to turn off their phones from sundown on March 4 to sundown on March 5. The goal, as stated by the National Day of Unplugging website, is to, “connect with the peo...

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

Elizabeth Helmer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The busy section of Highway 32, where hundreds of students cross every day, will have a new stoplight soon. The new traffic signal will be constructed between Nord and Stewart avenue, a intersection close by Chico State. City Council has invested $200,000 in creating this stoplight in hopes of incr...

Two sets of men fight downtown

Two sets of men fight downtown

Yang Dai

February 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call type: Shoplift, 7:07 p.m., East Avenue Female subjects stole items in Safeway. Call Type: Unlicensed Driver, 5:54 p.m., West 12th Street A driver was arrested for driving without a license on the road. Call Type: Fight, 9:42 p.m., Broadway Street Two male...

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

George Johnston

February 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A new president of Chico State will be selected within two weeks. In an email sent to faculty and staff about selecting a new interim provost, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "In particular, I will make this appointment upon consultation with, and the concurrence of, our new president-designate,...

Man survives after shooting himself at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity

Man survives after shooting himself at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity

Michael Catelli

February 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico Police Department Call Type: Sex Battery 9:47 a.m., Nord Avenue Two 21 year old females in the ER, were at this location (Nord) last night, both blacked out, one woke up without her panties, the other doesn't remember anything. Call Type: Drunk In Public 10:01 a.m., Humboldt Avenue F...

Rail ties being replaced in Chico

Rail ties being replaced in Chico

George Johnston

February 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Construction to replace the railroad ties running through Chico began Sunday Feb. 21. "They're old and the nails are coming out," John Gaston, a crew member on site explained. By law, railroad ties are to be replaced every so many years to maintain the railroad said Sunny Shea, another crew member...

Malicious email shuts down estimated 1,000 Chico State student portals in past month

Malicious email shuts down estimated 1,000 Chico State student portals in past month

George Johnston

February 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

An estimated 1,000 Chico State portals have been shut down because of a phishing email. According to Chico State IT Support Service staff, an email was sent sometime last month with a malicious link to Chico State faculty, staff, and students. Any person who opened the email had their email shut d...

Man hit by a flying burrito

Man hit by a flying burrito

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 19, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall type: Thrown Object at Vehicle, 9:47 a.m., 1931 E. 20th St. Male at bus stop was throwing objects at vehicles. He hit another man with a burrito.Call type: 415-Subject, 11:10 a.m., 706 Mangrove Ave. A male was seen ramming shopping carts into cars. He was looking through them and kicking ...

Project homeless connect returns to chico

Project homeless connect returns to chico

Amelia Storm

February 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A one-day event will try bringing relief to Butte County homeless. On April 27, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will host Project Homeless Connect, an event that includes volunteers and community organizations coming together to bring hundreds of free and necessary services to the Butte County homeless p...

Fleet Feet Sports running 2016 Downtown Mile

Fleet Feet Sports running 2016 Downtown Mile

Elizabeth Helmer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Runners competing in the Downtown Mile will receive prizes after race. The 2016 Downtown Mile, hosted by Fleet Feet Sports on Sunday Feb. 28, will start at the Fleet Feet storefront on 241 Main St. at 11:35 a.m. The race is only one mile and runs through the heart of downtown Chico. “We just wan...

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