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  • Orange cones block the entrance to the Dutch Bros on Esplanade. Photo taken by Amy Blair on Feb. 28.

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    Dutch Bros on Esplanade temporarily closed

  • The student health center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and is closed for an hour each day from noon to 1 p.m. Courtesy: WellCat Health Center, taken by Jason Halley/University Photographer

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    Healthcare for students anytime, anywhere: all the WellCat has to offer

  • Second Street from the B Line bus station. Taken by Maki Chapman on Feb. 28.

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    Backsliding on alcohol rules, or maybe moving forward

  • Staff Members of the Black Youth Leadership Project 
Left-Right: Pamela Irby, Laniea LaGarde, Quinessa Stibbins, Laila Anderson, Candy Jackson, Keila Lee, Brandon Trowel

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    Community leadership project aims to uplift Black youth 

  • Jason Rabinowitz, secretary-treasurer of Local 2010, addresses Unit 6 workers ahead of the ratification vote. Photo taken from Teamsters 2010 Flickr account.

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    Teamsters Local 2010 tentative agreement to be voted on by CSU Board of Trustees

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A motorcycle hit a pedestrian the above intersection. Taken by C. Nicholas Kepler on Feb. 25.

Person taken to hospital after accident on Ivy Street

C. Nicholas Kepler, Reporter // February 25, 2024

A traffic accident caused a road closure on Ivy Street between East Eighth Street and West Sixth Street on Sunday.  Several Chico police cruisers could be seen in the area of the accident. The Chico...

Ryan Muscat, shown above, was convicted of felony assault in 2019 after attacking a Chico State professor in 2017. Courtesy: Butte County District Attorney’s Office

District attorney: Sentence reduced for man convicted of 2017 attack on Chico State professor

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // September 4, 2023

The sentence of a man convicted of attacking a Chico State mathematics professor in 2017 has been reduced from 18 to 13 years on Thursday, according to the Butte County District Attorney's Office. Ryan...

House party shooting leaves two Wildcats wounded

House party shooting leaves two Wildcats wounded

Melvin Bui, Managing Editor // September 4, 2022

Two Chico State students were among five shot early Saturday morning at a house party southwest of campus around the 1500 block of West 5th Street and Cedar Street. Police responded to reports of a...

A homeless camp near Mulberry St. in Chico, CA Feb. 3 2021

Suspect arrested in shooting and assault of unhoused individuals

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // September 19, 2021

Chico Police Department arrested a 16-year-old Early Friday morning on the charge of murdering Guy Steven Vanzant. The police department released a statement stating the juvenile was charged with murder,...

Police arrest Nord Gardens shooting suspect

Police arrest Nord Gardens shooting suspect

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // May 5, 2020

Chico Police Detective Bureau arrested a shooting suspect the afternoon of Monday, April 27 following a homicide investigation regarding a shooting incident that occured on April 15th, according to a...

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer // May 5, 2020

On May 2 at 9:47 p.m., the Chico Police Department received a call of a battery that had just occurred at the Safeway located on East Avenue.  The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Colin Thompson,...

Police arrest carjacking suspect following crash

Police arrest carjacking suspect following crash

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // May 5, 2020

At noon on May 4, Chico Police Department officers received a report regarding a carjcking that had just occurred in the 1900 block of Esplanade in Chico, according to a CPD news release. The victim,...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Man found dead in creek

Keyla De Los Santos // April 25, 2020

On April 24 at 11:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department received a phone call reporting a man who had fallen in the creek behind 25 Main St. according to a CPD press release. When officers arrived at...

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Angelina Mendez // February 25, 2020

The Chico Police Department received a call to assist a Chico Highway Patrol officer that had conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the Highway 99 off ramp near East Avenue in Chico on Feb. 23rd, at...

Chico resident found dead at bus stop

Keyla De Los Santos // February 17, 2020

On Feb. 9, a 54-year-old Chico resident was found dead at the bus stop located near the Chico Cemetery on Mangrove Avenue.  According to the Chico Police Department’s press release, Chico Fire...

48 year-old James Marshal and K9 Odin pictured along with items discovered in Marshals vehicle. Courtesy of Chico PD.

K9 Odin discovers narcotics at traffic stop

Angelina Mendez // February 17, 2020

On Feb. 7, at approximately 9:56 p.m., a Chico Police Department Officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Mangrove Ave and Manzanita Court, according to a CPD news release.  The...

Outside of 7-Eleven on Walnut Street

Man barricaded in 7-Eleven on Walnut Street

Keyla De Los Santos // February 3, 2020

A 52-year-old man barricaded himself in the 7-Eleven bathroom located on 308 Walnut St. for seven hours on Wednesday. At approximately 1:34 a.m., Chico Police received a call regarding a suspicious subject,...

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