The Orion

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

A Police Advisory Community Board meeting was held at 441 Main St. Photo credit: Jafet Serrato

Jafet Serrato

March 9, 2017

The number of total crimes in Chico decreased by five percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the Police Community Advisory Board meeting. Violence and property crimes decreased by more than 220 from 2015 to 2016.Chief of Police Michael O' Brien said that during his tenure in the department he h...

Too much true crime

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Alex Horne

February 19, 2016

Finally comfortable, you close your eyes in your soft warm bed and begin to drift asleep. Then your eyes open. You remember you just finished watching "Dateline."Quickly arising, you check every window and door and close all the blinds. You would nail wood over every door but you don’t have wood or na...

Student firefighter-in-training founded in community

Campbell attends to a fire with a high-pressure hose. Photo Courtesy of Jesse Campbell.

Dominique Diaz

March 30, 2014

Jesse Campbell started riding around in firetrucks with his dad when he was 13 years old."I've been on three fatal fires with a total of four people dead," said Campbell, a first year health science major.Campbell became an official cadet at age 14.At 2 a.m. Oct. 3, 2009 — he remembers the exac...

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