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The front of Thrift Queen thrift store

Second Life to take over Thrift Queen on Nord Avenue

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // September 8, 2020

Thrift Queen on Nord Avenue has closed after 20 years and another thrift store, Second Life, will soon be taking its place. In a June 16 post on the Thrift Queen Facebook page, the store’s owner...

Campus Walk is one of three luxury student apartments on Nord Avenue. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Examining the value of luxury student apartments

Jessie Imhoff // September 22, 2019

Three luxury apartment complexes sit on Nord Avenue and Walnut Street, proudly advertised as the height of student living. These apartments have different amenities that claim to cater to students’...

Director Off-Campus Student Services Dan Herbert cautions students looking for housing to be careful and thoughtful when signing a lease. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Off-campus housing makes changes to fit student needs

Mathew Miranda // March 7, 2018

Rumblings of aggressive leasing tactics being used by certain Chico property managers have been stifled in recent days after an outbreak of rumors spread across campus in February. Upon receiving a...

Police Blotter Photo credit: Liz Coffee

Man yells at customers in Walmart

Jafet Serrato // May 15, 2017

Chico PoliceCall Type: Suspicious Subject Tuesday, 7:43 a.m., 222 Degarmo Dr. A man riding a bike was driving around the neighborhood and told a child that he would give him money for going to school....

This is one of CSU Livings properties, The Timbers.

Chico student housing guide

Katharine Glennon // February 15, 2017

Pomona West Pros: Guaranteed parking Good mail system Washer & dryer in unit Night securityGrounds well maintainedPet-friendly Cons: Far from campusIf your check bounces, then you're screwedSecurity...

Police will be monitoring the new stoplight on Nord Aveune to make sure everything goes  safely. Photo credit: George Johnston

New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

Kayla Fitzgerald and George Johnston // April 29, 2016

A Nord Avenue crosswalk has been made safer for Chico State students to use. By completing the $200,000 project, traffic can be stopped both ways using these newly installed stoplights. "The project...

A new stoplight will soon be at the corner of Nord and Steward avenue Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

Elizabeth Helmer // March 1, 2016

The busy section of Highway 32, where hundreds of students cross every day, will have a new stoplight soon. The new traffic signal will be constructed between Nord and Stewart avenue, a intersection...

Shooter on a scooter

Shooter on a scooter

Elizabeth Helmer // February 23, 2016

Chico PoliceCall Type: Sex Fondle/Battery, 10:05 a.m. EsplanadeReporting party states man ran up behind her, pulled up her shirt and grabbed her breasts.Call Type: Suspicious Subject, 10:35 a.m. 17th StreetMale...

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Man survives after shooting himself at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity

Michael Catelli // February 22, 2016

Chico Police Department Call Type: Sex Battery 9:47 a.m., Nord Avenue Two 21 year old females in the ER, were at this location (Nord) last night, both blacked out, one woke up without her panties,...

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Pellet gun shoot out on Nord Avenue

George Johnston // February 13, 2016

Chico PoliceCall Type: Harassment, 10:22 a.m., Citrus AvenueCaller receiving harassing texts from ex-boyfriend. They broke up two and a half years ago and have been off and on. Text messages are very rude...

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Two men keep taking their pants off

Dylan Dewit // March 28, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Drunk In Public Friday, 7:45 p.m., West 4th Street"Two male subjects in the area trying to start fights with everyone in the area. Subjects keep taking their pants off."Call...

A shooting victim went to Enloe Medical Center moments after shots were heard on Nord Avenue. Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Shooting on Nord Avenue

Brittany Mcclintock // March 27, 2015

According to a press release, Chico Police Department received phone calls around midnight on Friday that gunshots were heard on 700 Nord Ave. When police arrived to the scene, they didn't find any...

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