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Chico’s homelessness solutions are going nowhere

Chico’s homelessness solutions are going nowhere

Grayson Boyer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Homelessness in Chico is one of the city’s most salient problems. Yet as we adopt increasingly aggressive policies towards the homeless population, it becomes more evident the problem is only getting worse. According to the 2017 Homeless Point in Time Census & Survey Report, it’s estimated that 0.88 percent, or nearly 7,500 people, of the Butte County populati...

Conversations with cops held around town

Conversations with cops held around town

Christian Solis

October 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

The Chico Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday. The officers were able to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more inclusive and connected community while discussing significant issues. The free event was held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at partici...

Community contributes to clean local parks

Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis

September 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering. Volunteers gathered over 1,500 pounds of trash from Lower Bidwell park alone, said Jared Glasser, Chico S...

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Jordan Rodrigues

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Everyone has a story, but not everyone has someone to listen to it. I was the listener this time. I went out with the intentions of photographing random homeless people that I assumed were homeless because of some type of addiction. I was humbled when I sat and talked with these people. My mind was in...

Homelessness deserves real solutions

Homelessness deserves real solutions

Sean Daly

April 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Here in Chico, a homeless aid program called Stairways Empowered Living helps homeless and the mentally ill, but a few factors separate them from most charity programs. Firstly, they help teach people how to escape homelessness while supporting them with shelter and food, and second, they are doing t...

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...

Students debate politics at Town Hall

Students debate politics at Town Hall

Jovanna Garcia

November 17, 2014


Filed under News

Students, faculty and community members gathered to discuss and find solutions to contemporary issues like homelessness and human trafficking at the 15th biannual Town Hall Meeting last Thursday. Approximately 740 students and 100 faculty and community members met at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium ...

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