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Bird in Hand owner Bob Malowney shares his thoughts on a sales tax increase. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

City council proposes sales tax increase

Jessie Imhoff // October 20, 2019

The Chico City Council discussed the possibility of increasing sales tax in Chico in a council meeting Tuesday. If successful, the change would make the sales tax in the city go from 7.25% to 8.25%.A voter...

Children happily run up to greet Santa as he pulls up in a vintage firetruck to help light the Christmas tree in the downtown plaza. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Downtown Christmas event brings joy to community and relief to Camp Fire victims

Olyvia Simpson // December 4, 2018

Members of the community gathered in Downtown Chico during the cold weather Sunday night to enjoy the 40th Annual Christmas Preview, where a portion of proceeds went toward Camp Fire relief efforts. The...

Council Chambers were filled to standing room only, at Tuesdays city council meeting. 43 people requested to address the council over the talks of bringing back the sit-lie ordinance. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico City Council votes to further pursue reinstating sit-lie ordinance

Josh Cozine // September 5, 2018

Seats in the city hall council chambers were filled to standing room only at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Mayor Sean Morgan even addressed the crowd to inform anyone still looking for a seat, that...

The City Council further discussed plans for a community court at Mondays Town and Gown Meeting. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Chico City Council introduces community court plan

Joey Nicholl // January 29, 2018

The Chico City Council proposed a plan to create a community court Friday.Mayor Sean Morgan unveiled the plan at the annual state of the city address.A community court would allow misdemeanor offenders...

A look inside Chico Scrap Metal Photo credit: Allison Clark

Chico may face lawsuit over Chico Scrap Metal debate

Allison Clark // February 17, 2017

According to Chico Mayor Sean Morgan, the city of Chico may have to pay a few million dollars to move Chico Scrap Metal if a proposed referendum is voted through to force the move.Chico State professor...

The Chico city council approved an amendment to the noise ordinance that allows for citations to second offenders. Photo credit: Lauren Anderson

Chico State lecturer elected mayor of Chico

Molly Sullivan // December 7, 2016

Sean Morgan, a lecturer at Chico State, and Reanette Fillmer were elected as mayor and vice mayor of Chico at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Morgan was unanimously elected after the current...

(left to right) Tami Ritter, Randall Stone, Ann Schwab and Karl Ory pose for a photo at the Labor day breakfast on Sept. 5. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Candidates running for Chico City Council

Lucas Moran // October 24, 2016

Four members of the Chico City Council are up for re-election this year. Incumbent councilmembers Ann Schwab, Tami Ritter, Randall Stone and Sean Morgan must defend their council seats against seven challengers....

Chico residents mingle with City Council candidates at the first YPO mixer. Photo credit: Katia Berg

City Council candidates mingle at mixer

Katia Berg // October 20, 2016

The Young Professionals of the Chico Chamber hosted the first-ever mixer Oct. 19 at Two Twenty Restaurant, where Chico residents mingled with 2016 City Council candidates. The event gave citizens of...

Students at last years Great Debate. Photo credit: Courtesy of Sue Peterson

City Council forum at Great Debate

Molly Sullivan // October 15, 2016

The Great Debate, an annual event for communication students, will have a forum for Chico City Council candidates on Oct. 21 at noon at the City Council Chamber. "Being in Chico for a majority of the year...

John Feeney, University Police chief, believes that collaboration among police departments is crucial to success. Photo courtesy of John Feeney.

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum,...

From left: Tina, Charles and Chiquita relax on their blankets as the sun sets in City Plaza. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

December 8, 2015

Dakota Youpeè, a homeless individual, died early in November on the streets of Chico. He struggled with alcohol addiction. What many may not know is that Safe Space has provided a place for homeless...

Jacqueline Reyes, first-year animal science major, said Chico should provide more rehabilitation services to individuals in town. Photo credit: Elizabeth Castillo

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

Elizabeth Castillo // September 27, 2015

Chico residents hope to see an improved and safer community with the passing of the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance. The ordinance allows police officers to issue misdemeanors to individuals...

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