The Orion

Fallen wires cause power outage in parts of Chico

Fallen wires cause power outage in parts of Chico

Josiah Nicholl

March 27, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Thousands of Chico residents experienced a brief power outage Monday. The incident occurred around noon, affecting those living in the area southwest of the Chico State campus. It was caused by fallen wires, according to PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno. Over 2,200 were affected by the outage. PG&E...

Gas leak alert leads to evacuations

Gas leak alert leads to evacuations

Alejandra Fraga and Natalie Hanson

February 19, 2018


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

Chico State alerted students and faculty to a gas leak near Shurmer Gym and Yolo Hall Monday around 4:30 p.m. Gas leak on campus near Shurmer Gym and Yolo Hall. Those buildings are being evacuated. Avoid the area. The rest of campus remains open at this time. Updates to follow.— Chico State...

Chico State student is awarded thousands by PG&E

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 22, 2017


Filed under Community

Chico State student was awarded a scholarship of 20,000 by the Pacific Gas & Eelectric Company.Rigoberto Vazquez Jr., a Mechanical Engineering major, applied for the Better Together STEM scholarship on February 17 and was awarded on June 8. “I strive in school because I wanted a better life the influences were to do the opposite of what my family did I saw them as an e...

6,000 LED street lamps will light up Chico

6,000 LED street lamps will light up Chico

Yang Dai

May 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico will replace lamps in many streets with LED energy-saving lamps in the next four to six weeks in order to ensure more brilliant and energy-saving nights in Chico. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company will provide the lights and head the project. The company is investing more than $1.1 million i...

Power outages affect Butte County residents

Power outages affect Butte County residents

Bridget Comito

March 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

As rain continues to fall in the north state, one downside may be future power outages. Chico and Paradise experienced many power outages in the middle of the night between March 10 and 11. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reported multiple outages impacting almost 300 customers in Chico, Paradise, and Co...

Transformer explosion causes power outage

Transformer explosion causes power outage

Michael Catelli

September 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

A power line transformer exploded on corner of Oleander and East Sacramento Avenues around three p.m. on Monday causing a temporary power outage. Chico police were nearby when the explosion occurred."The power went out right as I heard a loud pop from the power line," said an employee of a neighboring business.First responders reported smok...

County wide power outage closes campus

County wide power outage closes campus

Austin Redfern

April 7, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

On Monday students' classes were interrupted by a power outage at 8:20 a.m.Soon after the outage occurred Chico State's official twitter account released a tweet stating that the campus would be closed until 5 p.m.Some teachers made the best of their situations such as Dr. Carolynn Arpin, a chemistry profess...

Woman gives man $160 to fix car battery, he takes off

Brianne Mcevoy

January 23, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Fraud/scam 12:56 p.m., Thrifty Bargains "Woman with car battery problems gave a man $160 because he said he would help her and instead left without doing so. The woman was then told by several in the area that, 'he does this all the time and hangs out u...

Chico State files lawsuit against PG&E

Chico State files lawsuit against PG&E

Ernesto Rivera

May 2, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State is suing Pacific Gas and Electric to recover costs from an environmental cleanup the university performed during the construction of the WildCat Recreation Center. From 1874 to 1928, the Chico Manufactured Gas Plant on West Second Street generated tars, sludge and powdered carbon that wer...

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
PG&E