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Citizens demand safety assessment for Oroville Dam

Citizens demand safety assessment for Oroville Dam

Josh Cozine

February 14, 2018


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

A petition to get an independent agency to assess the safety of the Oroville dam has gathered over 3,000 signatures.The city of Oroville recently brought suit against The Department of Water Resources (DWR) after the spillway failure, but that only addresses part of the problem, says Oroville resident...

Oroville to sue state department for dam failure

Oroville to sue state department for dam failure

Josh Cozine

January 21, 2018


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

The city of Oroville filed suit against the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for damages, mismanagement and corruption Wednesday. The DWR failed to pay an appropriate amount after the failure of the dam's spillway last year and the resulting damages, according to Oroville City Attorney Scott Huber. ...

Department of Water Resources block public reports on Oroville Dam

Department of Water Resources block public reports on Oroville Dam

Jacqueline Morales

April 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Requests of public information on the Oroville Dam incident have been released.Assemblyman James Gallagher and Senator Jim Nielsen, publicly announced their attempts to increase transparency in regards to the Oroville Dam incident. According to a public post on Facebook, Gallagher mentions that both co...

Oroville Dam caught in dilemma

Oroville Dam caught in dilemma

Nicholas Feeley

February 21, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

  California’s reservoirs are caught in a conflict: water storage or flood prevention. “They are trying to keep the water as high as possible while still doing flood control,” Steven Mehl said, department chair of civil engineering. “It depends on how we want to operate our reservoirs,”...

Spillway evacuees tell their stories

Spillway evacuees tell their stories

Nicole Henson

February 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Caitlyn Richter remembers flashing notifications on her phone that read the Oroville Dam emergency spillway was going to fail within the hour. She was told it was going to fail. Not that it might. An emergency evacuation of surrounding areas affected both students and faculty of Chico State. Professors...

More than 50,000 homes could be affected if Oroville Dam fails

Jafet Serrato

February 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A new data analysis predicts 15,750 homes in Butte County could be damaged if the Oroville Dam completely failed.The data brief provided by Alexandra Hayes includes the following counties:· Colusa· Glenn· Sutter· Yolo· YubaA total of 50,047 homes would be in danger of flooding by t...

Oroville Spillway crisis sheds light on failing infrastructure

Oroville Spillway crisis sheds light on failing infrastructure

Editorial Board

February 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Oroville Dam situation isn’t a sudden problem, it comes from years of neglect by California Governor Jerry Brown. Brown is not the only person who was responsible for the spill. Yes, he could have payed attention to the 2005 reports about the massive spillway adjacent to the dam, which would ...

Oroville evacuees adjust to life in shelter

Oroville evacuees adjust to life in shelter

George Johnston

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

At least 1,100 people have taken shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairground, according to the American Red Cross. Five buildings have been converted into dorms for incoming evacuees, and volunteers are flooding into the fairgrounds looking for ways to help. Mackenzie Davis, a Butte County School teacher,...

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

Jacqueline Morales

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

A press conference for the Oroville Spillway took place today at noon to address continued evacuations and federal involvement in the incident. The evacuation remains in effect and efforts to secure the areas affected are in progress. “We are working on a repopulation plan that will get people...

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Jae Siqueiros

November 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

  San Francisco based artist Chris Sollars, opened a new exhibit entitled "DAAAM" in the University Art Gallery on Thursday. Students, staff and community members were invited to listen to Sollars talk about the new exhibit and ask questions. According to the University Art Gallery blog, "...

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