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No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

Madison Holmes

January 27, 2014


Filed under News

The Chico Police Department has not given out any citations to those violating the Sit and Lie ordinance since it took effect in December. The ordinance prohibits people from sitting or lying on Chico sidewalks next to commercial property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Those who are cited under the ordinance would be g...

Bluegrass jam delivers great music, welcoming atmosphere

Bluegrass jam delivers great music, welcoming atmosphere

Ashiah Scharaga

January 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bluegrass music flowed smoothly out of the front door of Cafe Flo and onto the sidewalk of East 6th Street on Saturday. The intriguing sound came from 15 musicians sitting in a circle with banjos, mandolins and guitars in their arms or harmonicas at their lips, singing and playing bluegrass tunes from 1-4 p.m. The Bluegrass Jams, ...

Exploring music in Chico

Julianna Eveland

January 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We have all experienced the frustration that comes from overplayed pop songs on the radio, the annoying advertisements on Pandora and the lack of money to purchase music on iTunes. But right here in Chico there is an underground music world that is just waiting to be explored. Live music...

Correlating Chico’s cold front to better grades

Correlating Chico’s cold front to better grades

Matt Murphy

January 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, the first week of a new semester. A biannual event that sees friends reconnect and books get purchased as Chico’s population grow by thousands overnight. Previous choices, good and bad, are pondered, learned from and repeated or desisted.Reconnecting is often what gets Chico State students into trouble. The s...

A conversation about conservation

Zachary Phillips

January 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you've most likely heard that California is in a bit of a water crisis. According to the US Drought Monitor, about 99 percent of California is "abnormally dry" or worse. However, that statistic really doesn't do the drought justice as abou...

Eye of the driver

Eye of the driver

Kevin Crittenden

January 22, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Driving a cab in Chico was the best crappy job I’ve ever had.I gave rides to hookers, lawyers, lowlifes and lonely drunks. I was always surprised at the quality of conversation, the openness of communication my passengers felt riding with me. If it wasn’t for the dangerous people and crazy hours I mig...

House burning in avenues

House burning in avenues

John Riggin

January 22, 2014


Filed under News

Sirens were heard throughout the Avenues as multiple fire engines, trucks and paramedic units raced to respond to a house fire near the corner of 10th and Oleader avenues around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. Brent Jeffries was across the street from the still-burning house as multiple units from the Fire Department attended to t...

An introduction from the new sex columnist

Michael Karp

January 18, 2014


Filed under Features

In a brilliant farewell to the sex column, Chantal Richards described her unique experience as the sex columnist. I've heard that I have some big shoes to fill, but I am very excited to be taking over the column. My name is Michael Karp, and I welcome you to another raging spring semester at Chico State and a j...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014


Filed under News

Construction workers broke down the Taylor Hall's last standing wall Friday afternoon, and with it, a famous mural painted by a Chico State alumnus. The mural, titled "Academe", was painted by John Pugh in 1981, according to the artist's website. The piece was Pugh's first major commission while he pursued an art degree at Chico ...

Professor to lead arts education program

Nicholas Carr

December 18, 2013


Filed under News

A Chico State professor has been appointed to lead a program that connects school teachers in northern California with educational materials and training. Teresa Cotner, an associate art and art history professor, will serve as the site director for the Northeast California Arts Project, according to a ...

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

December 11, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, News, Video

A overview of the homelessness issue in Chico and what business owners and city are doing about it. This piece was done over the course of a month. Producers | Eric Walker & Emily Bertolino Special Thanks | Jeff Barron

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