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Chico State learns the dangerous truth behind drunk driving

A woman is driving a car simulating drunk driving.

Kimberly Morales

February 20, 2020

The UNITE ‘Arrive Alive’ tour set up outside of Tehama Hall to present a distracted driving simulation to students at Chico State on Feb. 11.  The simulation included several modes that would replicate actions such as drinking and driving, texting and driving and driving while under the ...

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

The life of Kristina Chesterman was spotlighted at the event. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

October 2, 2017

Members of the Chico Police Department and emergency responders came to campus to discuss awareness for drunk driving and bicycle safety Monday. "Remembering Kristina Chesterman" is part of an effort to commemorate the life of a student who was struck by a vehicle in 2012.   An amb...

Transportation safety lacking in Chico

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Rachel Reyes

March 24, 2017

Although the favored mode of transportation for locals at Chico State is riding a bike or walking, the lack of safety for either method of transport is clear through the city's history. Chico Police Department responded to a vehicle and pedestrian crash on 5th and Walnut Street on March 10, according...

Candlelight vigil held for deceased student

Dave and Sandra Chesterman mourn the loss of their daughter, Kristinia, one year after her death. Photo credit: Annie Paige

September 23, 2014

[metaslider id=35546]   [View the story "Candlelight vigil honors deceased student" on Storify] By Madison Holmes and Jovanna Garcia.   The Orion can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Creek curve poses threat to drivers

Flowers at the scene of a car crash Jan. 26 where three Chico State students were involved. The Orion file photo.

Mozes Zarate

May 14, 2014

Tom Bailey, an 87-year-old Chico man, said that his wife could tell by the hum of the engine whether a passing car would make the curve or fly off into the creek. Off the beaten path of Nord Avenue’s busy intersections is Bidwell Avenue, a winding neighborhood street that runs alongside Big Chico Creek. It’s a thrill-seekerR...

Hoover pleads not guilty to charges

Riley Dean Hoover

Christine Lee

March 19, 2014

The man charged with a DUI hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Chico State student Kristina Chesterman in September plead not guilty to all charges Wednesday. Riley Dean Hoover, 20, appeared Wednesday at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville.Hoover faces charges for the following: Driving under the...

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

Bryant Mata-Adams

Mozes Zarate

January 29, 2014

An online fundraiser in support of Bryant Mata-Adams' mother has raised more than $10,000 in less than two days. Mata-Adams, a 19-year-old Chico State student, died Monday after a suspected DUI crash Sunday killed one other passenger, Austin Silver, 20, and left driver Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, in critical condition. The fundraiser's goal is to support Lisa Mata, Mata-A...

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