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The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

Christian Solis

September 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Local Depolarize Chico group worked to start healing the political rift in Chico.At the Thursday Night Market, people were asked to separate themselves into labels they identified with like veterans, vegans, farmers, students and many more.They were then asked to place a ball in a basket from their group for every question they answered with yes.For exampl...

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Cameron O'Brien

September 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Warnings have been posted by campus administration regarding the air quality in Chico, due to the Ponderosa fire. 3,500 acres of land in the Butte county area have been affected. At least, 500 homes and over 800 outbuildings were threatened, according to a joint statement by the Butte County Air Quality Man...

ABC works alongside local law enforcement for Labor Day weekend

ABC works alongside local law enforcement for Labor Day weekend

Nicole Henson

September 2, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued a press release on Aug. 30, stating that they will be working closely with law enforcement throughout Labor Day weekend to boost public safety.“We’ll have agents on duty this weekend who will try to prevent underage drinking and over service t...

Innovating mobile application aims to make student life easier

Innovating mobile application aims to make student life easier

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Oodles the application was released Aug. 30, in Chico, allowing local users to find new deals.The deals consist of coupons to restaurants, clubs, movies, and stores. Fiesta Taco, Sultan’s Bistro, Arabica cafe, Smokin’ Mo’s bbq, Kona’s Sandwiches, Aca Taco, Gogi’s Cafe, Celestin...

Mobile application launching soon

Mobile application launching soon

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

New mobile application, in Chico State community, aims to make student life easier. Oodles gives access to activities such as restaurants and late-night movies. The app is out on Aug. 28. "Oodles means many things to do, and we aim to have as many hot deals and events available close to the Chico...

Chico-Con in town

Chico-Con in town

Guillemo Felix-Alvor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico-Con event was held over the weekend at The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.In its fourth year, the event brings vendors with comic books and comic themed merchandise, a panel discussion, and cosplay contests for fans and non-fans.Shane Will, the event organizer and comic creator, created Chico-Con to bring the com...

Chico woman sentenced for sex trafficking

Chico woman sentenced for sex trafficking

Jafet Serrato

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A woman was sentenced Wednesday after arranging to sell a teenage girl for sex in a Chico motel.Sentenced to 16 years in prison, Alexis Franklin, a 22-year-old, from Chico had contact with a 15-year-old girl. Being a close family friend, Franklin rented a motel on March 11 and took the victim to dinner...

New terrain park in Chico

New terrain park in Chico

Cameron O'Brien

August 23, 2017


Filed under Community

A new Terrain Park will open in Chico next year.Located on Third Street the opening is scheduled for Jan.1, 2018. The Terrain Park will offer activities and amenities for those who wish to join. From custom designed walls for bouldering to slack-lining, as well as parkour and a full fitness section.Loca...

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Luke Dennison

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community

Chico hosts their annual Chico Pride 2017 Festival. Coinciding with welcome week at Chico State, Chico's Pride event took place in the City Center. Inclusiveness, acceptance, and understanding were the message sent during the event. A diverse amount of individuals of all ethnicity's and genders attended the event.   "If we can get p...

Campus and community gather to watch the historical solar eclipse

Campus and community gather to watch the historical solar eclipse

Natalie Hanson

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

On Monday students and the Chico community gathered to view the solar eclipse. The event began at 9:30 a.m. by the Glenn Hall Lawn and continued to the peak of the eclipse at 10:17 a.m. Peak coverage of the sun in Chico reached 84%. Several activities were offered during the event, including a...

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Michael Fritz

April 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Business owners and community members from the Bidwell Park business district met with the Chico Police Department for a safety meeting Tuesday. The meeting was organized by Team Chico."The Chico police department values partnerships with our community. These community safety meetings are an important...

The Chico Parade of Lights: a Chico tradition

The Chico Parade of Lights: a Chico tradition

Jordan Rodrigues

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries

The 27th annual Chico Parade of Lights has been a Chico tradition since the early 1900s. The parade has evolved from high school seniors being invited to view the Chico Normal School campus, building special displays to depict the heritage of the campus within the community to the event it is today....

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