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Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Kenta Mcafee

March 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The five-year wait for summer baseball is almost over as the Chico Heat get ready to take to the field, with their first game on June 3 at Colusa Casino Stadium. The Heat, a semi-pro team, burned out in 2002 after their league collapsed. In 2005, the Outlaws took over, but disbanded six years later...

Chico’s blind eye to the homeless

Chico’s blind eye to the homeless

Jeff Guzman

March 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It seems like Chico’s homeless problem is getting worse by the day. Every time I see one of these people I get an upset feeling in my stomach, like something doesn’t sit right. There is some sort of problem that needs resolution. Any time I walk to sch...

Rock climbing team grows with open arms

Rock climbing team grows with open arms

Kenta Mcafee

March 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Steep inclines, small footholds and strenuous challenges are three things the rock climbing team looks forward to.The team, made up of Chico State students, has been active for one year, and has gained a larger following this semester because of its lax policies regarding practice and competition.The...

Wildcat women end season on the road

Wildcat women end season on the road

Esther Briggs

February 29, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore Whitney Branham led all scorers with 20 points in the last season game against the Cal State L.A. Eagles where the Wildcats fell 83-61 at The Eagles' Nest in L.A. on Feb. 27.Branham started off the night hot. The sophomore guard knocked down four 3-pointers, giving her 41 treys for the seaso...

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...

Tree numbers sprouting up in Chico

Tree numbers sprouting up in Chico

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico is planting 100 new trees this month. City Council decided to plant these trees because Chico has been lacking 10 percent of its normal number of trees due to tree removals and recent drought condition. The California Conservation Corps agreed to help the city plant these trees while PG&E f...

Biker hit by Domino’s pizza delivery driver on Nord Avenue

Biker hit by Domino’s pizza delivery driver on Nord Avenue

George Johnston

February 20, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Showcase

A biker was hit by a driver on Nord Avenue late Friday night. The biker was traveling down Nord Avenue toward West Sacramento Avenue and was struck by a Domino's pizza delivery car according to police and witnesses. Police and emergency technicians were called and arrived at the scene. The biker...

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...

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 16, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On Feb. 13, the Chico State baseball team took on the Academy of Art University Knights for the second and third time at home. Taking the first game of the doubleheader 8-3, the 'Cats fell short in the second game, 9-7. The split puts the Wildcats to a 7-2 overall record. Game 1: The first game was all Wildc...

Vámonos to free tacos at taco tuesday trivia night

Vámonos to free tacos at taco tuesday trivia night

Michael Catelli

February 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Features, News

Associated Students Productions is holding a free Taco Tuesday Trivia night at 7 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium on Feb. 23. The event is open to the first 100 students to arrive. Prizes will be given to the winners of the trivia night. “We produce a variety of events for students,...

Too hot California causing El Nino to chill out

Too hot California causing El Nino to  chill out

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 14, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Even though El Nino has created record breaking numbers in rainfall and snow pack, it is still not enough to make up for the past dry winters. El Nino has provided a 105 percent snow pack level with the Northern Sierra area registering a 114 percent average for the past rain year. This has allowed an eight foot water increase in Lake Orovill...

Pellet gun shoot out on Nord Avenue

Pellet gun shoot out on Nord Avenue

George Johnston

February 13, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Harassment, 10:22 a.m., Citrus AvenueCaller receiving harassing texts from ex-boyfriend. They broke up two and a half years ago and have been off and on. Text messages are very rude and vulgar.Guess they didn't feel the love in the air that night. Call Type: Stolen Vehicle, 10...

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