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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


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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...

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Jessie Haynes

January 23, 2014


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The Jesus Center and R-Town Downtown Coalition are in the planning stages of making the Cleanup Brigade a permanent solution to keeping downtown Chico clean. In November 2013, four individuals from the Jesus Center were hired to clean the streets of Chico early in the morning. This was in connection to a larger plan by R-Town to make th...

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

December 11, 2013


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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

R-Town to fund homeless labor

Jessie Haynes

October 30, 2013


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The R-Town Downtown Coalition, which is working to promote a cleaner and safer Chico, will be giving money to the Jesus Center.With the funds, the center will employ four homeless or unemployed individuals to clean up downtown in the mornings for twelve hours a week. The center will be receiving $3,700, said Doug Guill...

City seeks public input on vagrancy

City seeks public input on vagrancy

Bill Hall

October 23, 2013


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Hundreds of people crammed into the city council chambers on Tuesday night for a special study session geared toward finding solutions to homelessness and rising crime in downtown Chico.The session began with a brief presentation by Clean and Safe Chico, a campaign started last year that brings busines...

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