The Orion

Safety camera expansion project approved

Bike path near campus Photo credit: George Johnston

Alejandra Fraga

March 8, 2017

A request proposed by the Chico Police Department regarding the bike path safety cameras was approved at the Chico City Council meeting March 7.In February 2016 the police department was able to implement safety camera's on the bike path near campus. The cameras were funded by donations and the project...

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

Chico City Council at Tuesday's meeting. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Alejandra Fraga

February 22, 2017

Chico City Council approved a proposed plan by the Chico Police Department designed to provide the city with traffic enforcement and relief from burglaries and thefts Tuesday. “The City of Chico has gone without a dedicated traffic unit for nearly five years, since then traffic collisions have...

Student gets suspended for pulling out knife

Police blotter. Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Alejandra Fraga

February 6, 2017

Chico Police Department Call Type: Suspicious Subject Sunday, 4:10 p.m., Cedar Village Apartments Subject was yelling, screaming and running in the complex threatening other tenants. They left and then returned once again threatening tenants. Call Type: Domestic Dispute Sunday, 9:49 p.m., Forest Ave...

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Ride Along Sgt. Greg Keeney participates in the ride-along program in Fall 2012.Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Enrique Raymundo

January 28, 2014

Safety concerns and budget cuts have prompted the Chico Police Department to end their Ride-Along Program.Participating officers are restricted in what they can do with a civilian in the car, said Chico Police Lieutenant David Britt. They cannot respond to "hot calls," such as a vehicle pursuit or an incide...

City approves deficit reduction plan

The Chico City Council met Tuesday to approve a plan to decrease its $15.2 million deficit. Photo by Bill Hall.Photo credit: Bill Hall

Bill Hall

December 18, 2013

Chico is taking steps to put its financial house in order with a long-term plan to address the city’s daunting fiscal situation. The city has about $15.2 million in deficits within six funds where revenue sources have been depleted. The City Council approved a plan on Tuesday that would pay $1.52 million over 10 years to addr...

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