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Public opinion divided on Target’s transgender bathroom policy

Public opinion divided on Target’s transgender bathroom policy

Michelle Zhu

April 27, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Target stores are embracing a transgender bathroom policy, and public opinion is divided on the matter. In a response to Target's pledge on inclusivity, half a million Americans are campaigning with the Christian-based American Family Association to boycott Target. Supporters of the policy are co...

‘Take Back the Night’ at Chico State

‘Take Back the Night’ at Chico State

George Johnston

April 24, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

A silent candle-lit march ignited hope in downtown Chico Thursday night. Earlier that evening, the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center hosted "Take Back The Night" as part of sexual assault awareness month. "Take Back The Night" is a national event started in 1975 with the goal of ending sexu...

Chico Police participate in effort to break the ice with young

Chico Police participate in effort to break the ice with young

Michelle Zhu

April 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Local youth have a chance to be recognized by Chico Police for doing something good in the community through a week-long event called "Operation Chill." The Chico Police Department is participating in the nationwide event, in which they are given Operation Chill coupons from 7-Eleven stores redeemable...

Woman claims zombies are after her

Woman claims zombies are after her

Michael Catelli

April 17, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Aggressive subject, Saturday, 11:34 a.m., PDQ Market and Deli Female very agitated, sitting on top of her car. There's a very agitated small child in her vehicle not secured by his carseat. Mom is smoking and yelling in the phone. Call Type: Animal welfare c...

Chico is bringing back bike police

Chico is bringing back bike police

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Police bike units will begin patrolling Bidwell Park and downtown areas in the upcoming summer months.Tuesday, Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien said two officers will be patrolling those areas to enhance enforcement.The patrol is scheduled to begin at the end of May or early June, and will last about tw...

Downtown Chico apartments win national design award

Downtown Chico apartments win national design award

Elizabeth Helmer

March 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Portland Place apartments on the corner of Sixth and Orange Street just won a national design award. AEP Span, a manufacturer of architectural metal products, awarded the building for its unique design, colors and a contribution to the community. The complex was built in 2014 and has since been...

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...

Students evacuated from Butte Hall

Students evacuated from Butte Hall

Elizabeth Helmer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Fire alarms went off in Butte Hall around 1:40 p.m on Wednesday. Students and faculty were evacuated as firefighters and police assessed the situation. "There is a reported elevator malfunction that has resulted in some smoke, possibly coming from the elevator shaft the elevators have been shut...

World Pillow Fight Day comes to Chico

World Pillow Fight Day comes to Chico

Elizabeth Helmer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico is hosting a pillow fight 4 p.m. in Bidwell Park on April 2.The pillow fight is part of the celebration for International Pillow Fight Day, an unofficial holiday started seven years ago. The event is open to people of all ages. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas. No pillow cases are allowe...

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...

Home and Garden Show celebrated this weekend

Home and Garden Show celebrated this weekend

Yang Dai

March 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The 13th Soroptimist Home and Garden Show held by the Soroptimist International of Chico opened at 2357 Fair Street on March 19 and will continue till March 20.The event takes place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.Over 200 local enterprises from various fields participate in the show. While at the show visitors ha...

Female threatens to blow up male’s truck

Female threatens to blow up male’s truck

Michael Catelli

March 19, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Aggressive subject Saturday 3/12/2016 12:55 p.m., Hooker Oak Ave. Female harassing the reporting person who is a broker looking at the houses in the new subdivision. She is looking into cars and approaching the homes that are unoccupied. Reporting person says female is twea...

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