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PG&E to shut off power to thousands Wednesday

Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Jack Lewis

November 19, 2019

Over 303,000 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers in 25 counties are expected to lose power Wednesday morning due to high winds and dry conditions. This is being done, according to PG&E, in order to ensure no fire breaks out due to downed power lines.The outage is currently expected to aff...

How to survive a PG&E power outage, millennial style

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Alex Coba

November 12, 2019

So your house or apartment’s power got shut off because PG&E can't get their fecal-matter together. You’re sitting in the dark bored and annoyed and you are desperate for something to do to fill your time. Here is some unsolicited advice on what to do during a blackout by someone wh...

PG&E leaves Californians without power

Chico appears to remain unaffected, the purple spots on the map indicate that the power has been shut of for safety reasons, the screenshot was taken around 9:40 p.m. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza &  Photo from PGE Website

Julian Mendoza

October 11, 2019

As the shutoff of power by PG& E continues, Northern California has been told that they may go without power for days at this point. Chico State hasn't been affected so far. Information from PG&E has been limited, At the time of publication PG&E's website has been delayed or difficult...

Parts of Chico to potentially lose power for five days

Parts of Chico to potentially lose power for five days

Jack Lewis

October 8, 2019

The city of Chico and surrounding communities could potentially lose power early Wednesday morning. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) released a statement today announcing plans to cut power to most of northern California. The shutoff, which is set to take place just after midnight, is designed...

Fallen wires cause power outage in parts of Chico

Fallen wires cause power outage in parts of Chico

Josiah Nicholl

March 27, 2018

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...

With power hitting on the rise, Chico State baseball is too

Senior shortstop Casey Henderson launches a ball down the left field line Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Austin Schreiber

March 9, 2018

Two weeks ago I wrote criticizing the Chico State baseball team's lack of power this year.Through their first eight games, the Wildcats' baseball team had only hit one home run, and had a .255 team average. This is contrast to last year's team who had hit five home runs at this point and just next door ...

Dominant personalities struggle with relationships

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Kyra Stemplinger

February 14, 2017

Chivalry to most guys these days equates to oppression in the minds of women. Men feel they can't do anything right. Women feel they have no voice. Besides the messy hookup culture of our generation, a new epidemic is spreading through modern romance, the fight for the dominant position in the rel...

Major in passion

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 20, 2015

Back in the days of school bells and passing periods, brown paper bags and recess, college was a growing concern. If it was not a concern for high school upperclassmen then it was for their parents.I want students to ignore the realistic dreams of theirs or their parents to pursue far-fetched aspirati...

Reaching different levels of success

Veronica De La Cruz

Veronica De La Cruz

April 21, 2014

Too often, people find themselves thinking that success is only achieved through wealth and power.While those things may sound appealing to most, the road is challenging and some people feel like failures if they don't make millions right away.The journey of getting to a place where one feels as though they've accomplished certai...

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