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Opinion divided on publication of legal notices in newspapers

Opinion divided on publication of legal notices in newspapers

Michelle Zhu

May 13, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Opinion is divided on a recent request to eliminate the law that requires certain legal notices be published in a newspaper of general circulation. City Charter, backed up by the Public Works director and City Clerk, is requesting to eliminate that requirement. Meanwhile, the Chico Enterprise-Record urges the city a...

The Bidwell ‘Perks’ of volunteering

The Bidwell ‘Perks’ of volunteering

Amelia Storm

March 23, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The city of Chico is hoping to gain a helping hand by hosting training for community members wishing to volunteer in Bidwell Park. There are currently two types of volunteers through the city’s park services. The first are Park Watch volunteers, who act as ambassadors to the park and commit to 4...

Community advocacy can create city changes

Community advocacy can create city changes

March 8, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Orion editorial is the collaborative opinion of the entire editorial board.

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Michelle Zhu

March 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department may be able to establish more trust and resources among the homeless community. The Chico City Council and the the Chico Police Department are considering installing a 24-hour downtown public restroom, as well as expanding the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance.  With the number of deceased persons and crimes in the homeles...

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

Elizabeth Helmer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The busy section of Highway 32, where hundreds of students cross every day, will have a new stoplight soon. The new traffic signal will be constructed between Nord and Stewart avenue, a intersection close by Chico State. City Council has invested $200,000 in creating this stoplight in hopes of incr...

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.

Long road to safety on bike path

Long road to safety on bike path

Eric Mcguire

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The city of Chico and Chico State have joined forces to tackle the crime problem on the bike path that runs between the railroad tracks and campus. Although they have formed a united front, there are a number of financial, logistical and even cultural obstacles to overcome. On Feb. 16, Chico City Council unanimously passed the motion to install a sur...

Music ordinance affects local bands

Music ordinance affects local bands

January 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

A white Fender Jaguar leans on the couch between Jac Derner and myself; three of the six tuning pegs are broken and wrapped in red duct tape. Derner, bass player for local rock trio My Lanta, played a show with his band mates on West Eighth Street the night before. The basement of the house was fille...

City council bans furniture outside homes

City council bans furniture outside homes

December 18, 2015


Filed under Community, News

At a city council meeting on Dec. 1, the Chico Fire Department recommended an ordinance to council members that will prohibit furniture outside homes and patios. The ordinance passed and will be effective immediately, according to Sean Morgan, vice mayor of Chico. It aims to eliminate couch and furni...

New ordinance to reduce couch fires

New ordinance to reduce couch fires

December 7, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

Chico City Council passed a new city ordinance proposed by the Chico Fire Department that could reduce the amount of couch and furniture-related fires. The ordinance bans residents and Chico State students alike from having any indoor furniture placed on their porch or in front of their residence. “Th...

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

Elizabeth Castillo

September 27, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Chico residents hope to see an improved and safer community with the passing of the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance. The ordinance allows police officers to issue misdemeanors to individuals that store their private possessions on public property. This includes camping in the City Plaza...

Paradise seeks Chico’s approval for updated sewer system

Paradise seeks Chico’s approval for updated sewer system

Lauren Anderson

September 25, 2015


Filed under Community, News

27 out of 122 sewer systems in Paradise have already failed, and the remaining systems are expected to break down within the next 20 years.   Jody Jones, vice mayor of Paradise, has proposed an estimated $26 million project to the Chico city council to solve the problem. Paradise is the only c...

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