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Community discusses Walmart expansion

Community discusses Walmart expansion

Amber Martin

October 12, 2016


Filed under Community, News

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 shows its Pride

Kyla Linville

August 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

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 “rape trail” solution

March 1, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Orion editorial is a collaborative effort among the entire ed board.

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

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

Michelle Zhu

February 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

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


Filed under Community, News

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

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Suzy Leamon

September 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

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

Council approves grant for increased surveillance

Lana Goddu

September 10, 2014


Filed under News

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

Chico should annex districts for sake of sewers, services

September 3, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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...

City delays Chapman, Mulberry annexation

City delays Chapman, Mulberry annexation

Jovanna Garcia

September 1, 2014


Filed under News

Chico City Council voted not to go forward with an agreement that would begin the process of annexation for the Chapmantown and Mulberry areas within the next five years. The city delayed the initial annexation agreement at its last council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in order to review it more ...

Councilwoman admits prescription drug use

Councilwoman admits prescription drug use

Bill Hall

April 16, 2014


Filed under News

Chico City Councilwoman Mary Goloff confirmed Tuesday that she has been receiving treatment for dependency on prescription drugs. Goloff came forward at the council meeting and said she has no plans to resign. The last City Council meeting that Goloff was present for was on Feb. 18. She said Tuesday that she ...

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Christine Lee

April 8, 2014


Filed under News

Chico’s Saturday farmers market will close down by the end of this year if a ballot initiative to keep it operating does not pass. The Chico Certified Farmers Market franchise proposed a ballot initiative to keep the downtown morning market open for six more years after its lease ends in December. Market supporters have been colle...

Chico adopts revised plastic bag ban

Chico adopts revised plastic bag ban

Bill Hall

April 2, 2014


Filed under News

Chico is back on the path to banning the use of plastic bags with the adoption of an ordinance that would impose regulations on retailers beginning next year.The City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the newest version of the ordinance by a 4-2 vote. Previous versions of the ban were adopted in 2013 but then p...

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