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Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Dan Christian

September 17, 2018


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

Bidwell Park is looking better than ever thanks to a record number of community members who gathered at the One Mile Pool, donating their Saturday morning to cleaning up the park. Organizers estimated over 500 individuals volunteered to scour the park and pick up trash for the 31st Annual Bidwell...

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Josiah Nicholl

March 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday morning after he pushed a homeless woman off a balcony at the Jesus Center.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the initial report was that a woman had fallen. Police received a call around 3:50 a.m. requesting medical assistance at 1297 P...

Greek Week breaks records

Greek Week breaks records

Marrion Charissa Cruz

October 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Every fall Greek life on campus dedicates a week to raising money for various charities. This year over $31,000 was raised for donations. Greek Week stats: - 667 pints of blood donated - 2,500 non-perishable foods to Wildcat Food Pantry & Jesus Center - $1,350 for a local charity -...

Wildcat Pantry grows, connects with campus and students

Wildcat Pantry grows, connects with campus and students

Molly Sullivan

September 21, 2016


Filed under News

Kathleen Moroney’s office is like no other on campus. Next to her desk and the other typical office furniture, Moroney has two bookcases full of food. There are shelves filled with rice, canned food, peanut butter and a box of squash and gourds lies on the floor. Her office is home to the Wildc...

Red-top meters to help homeless

Red-top meters to help homeless

Lauren Anderson

September 15, 2015


Filed under Community, News

  An increase in complaints about aggressive panhandling has caused the Downtown Business Association to take action and provide shelters for the homeless. Melanie Bassett, executive director of the Downtown Business Association, said panhandling has been discouraging people from going d...

Local rock bands deliver invigorating benefit concert after recovering lost bass

Local rock bands deliver invigorating benefit concert after recovering lost bass

Jeffrey Fox

September 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A monkey-masked woman belly danced against the stage, a singer leaped from a kick drum and the audience cried with delight as three bands proved that rock 'n' roll still exists in its rawest form on Saturday at The DownLo. The show, originally called "Replace the Bass," was intended to raise money for headliner and local band Wanderers & Wolves to replace a bass...

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann

April 7, 2014


Filed under News

Even in under the recent rainy weather, some homeless in Chico remain outdoors. “I’ve stayed wet,” said Dove Story, a transient in Chico since 1987, in response to the heavy rainfall in the past several weeks. Story said she doesn't fit well in shelters. If she and her friends get ill ...

University provides food for students in need

University provides food for students in need

Dominique Diaz

January 27, 2014


Filed under Features

The Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry is available for students who don't have secure access to food. The program was in the works for two years before it officially began operating at the start of the fall 2013 semester. Chico State is the first school in the California State University system to create a program that of...

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Jessie Haynes

January 23, 2014


Filed under News

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...

R-Town to fund homeless labor

Jessie Haynes

October 30, 2013


Filed under News

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...

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