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Event at restaurant highlights student’s bid for City Council

Student Jeremy Markley has officially announced his campaign for City Council. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

February 10, 2018

Student Jeremy Markley celebrated announcing his candidacy for Chico City Council at Kinder’s Meat & Deli Friday. The party started at 5 p.m. with appetizers from the deli and chances for guests to talk with Markley.Markley addressed the crowd around 5:30 p.m, speaking on issues he sees as...

Student campaigns for City Council, calls for more community action

Student campaigns for City Council, calls for more community action

Natalie Hanson

February 7, 2018

Jeremy Markley, a senior at Chico State, is running for one of three vacant city council spots up for election next November. Markley considers himself a native of Chico and Redding, but has been involved in Chico politics for years. He is an Air Force veteran and plans to graduate from Chico State...

Election results: national, state and local

Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Elizabeth Helmer

November 9, 2016

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...

Candidates running for Chico City Council

(left to right) Tami Ritter, Randall Stone, Ann Schwab and Karl Ory pose for a photo at the Labor day breakfast on Sept. 5. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Lucas Moran

October 24, 2016

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...

Community discusses Walmart expansion

Community gathers to meet about Walmart expansion. Photo credit: Ronnie Bolser

Amber Martin

October 12, 2016

Community members, Chico Planning Commission and Walmart employees all met Oct. 6 at the Chico City Council Chambers to speak about the expansion of the Chico Walmart.Some of the new improvements will include:134 parking spacesGas stationPharmacyDeliBakeryDrive through pick-up servicesCommunity members spoke at the hearing and...

Chico shows its Pride

Chico Pride featured a drag performance in the fountain Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Kyla Linville

August 22, 2016

Stonewall Alliance Center presented the 26th annual Chico Pride Festival on Saturday with the theme “Let’s Go Together." About 100 vendors from different businesses, cultures and religions crowded together at Chico City Plaza downtown. The event featured live music, performances and guest sp...

Chico City Council needs to reevaluate “rape trail” solution

Chico City Council needs to reevaluate

March 1, 2016

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“Rape trail” no more; Chico bike pathway to have cameras installed

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Michelle Zhu

February 17, 2016

Pedestrians and bikers entering Chico State from the bike pathway running through Big Chico Creek and West Sacramento Avenue may feel more safe on the path in the near future. The Chico City Council on Feb.16 pass a motion introduced by Chico Police to install a camera surveillance system along the...

Noise ordinance aims to reduce complaints

Lauren Anderson

November 8, 2015

The north and south areas of campus have a history of noise complaints according to Mark Sorenson, mayor of Chico. Now the city council has stepped in to try to put an end to the problem.On Oct. 20, the council approved additions to an already-established noise ordinance which will now allow officers ...

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

City council member Randall Stone has proposed a ghost riding ban on campus in order to prevent bicycle theft. Photo credit: Suzy Leamon

Suzy Leamon

September 26, 2015

Council member Randall Stone has proposed a plan to ban ghost riding in Chico.Ghost riding is when someone is riding a bicycle while also steering another next to them.The city ban would make it easier for police to stop someone who is ghost riding and have them verify ownership of the bicycle.In Ca...

Council approves grant for increased surveillance

Sean Morgan, a Chico city council member said the grant will increase law enforcement which will help lower crime incidents. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Lana Goddu

September 10, 2014

Chico City Council unanimously approved a grant to increase alcohol-related driving patrols for the next calendar year. According to the Chico Police Department, the grant will provide $129,000 for more education and enforcement in alcohol-related driving offenses including:Presentations to civic and school groupsDUI checkpoi...

Chico should annex districts for sake of sewers, services

Illustration by Liz Coffee

September 3, 2014

After much protest from concerned residents, Chico City Council has halted their efforts to absorb county islands Chapmantown and Mulberry back into the city proper. Most students will likely have never heard the names Chapmantown and Mulberry since coming to Chico for college, and that’s just how...

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