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Homeless man arrested, charged with car burglary

Homeless man arrested, charged with car burglary

Josiah Nicholl

May 2, 2018


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

The Chico Police Department confirmed that they arrested a homeless man on Monday morning following a car burglary.Officers were first dispatched to Forest Glen Apartments on Pillsbury Road at 6 a.m. Monday after receiving a call about the incident. The initial report was that the suspect had broken th...

University course encourages students to learn from locals

University course encourages students to learn from locals

Alex Grant

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

University 105I is a self-identity and sustainability class that encourages students to learn about identity misconceptions and stereotypes. A large requirement of this class is the project, “Sense of Place,” which asks students to respectfully intervene in a public setting. One group decided...

Man throws fruit at drivers

Man throws fruit at drivers

Jafet Serrato

March 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Domestic Dispute Sunday, 5:41 a.m., Nord Avenue. A man is calling to report a woman on his car. She claims she is being held hostage. The two individuals were fighting because the woman wanted her property back. Call Type: Domestic Violence Sunday, 10:07 p.m., Warner Street. A woman was tryin...

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

December 8, 2015


Filed under Community, News

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 individuals in any condition to have warmth during the cold and rainy months, and will continue to operate this winter with ...

Woman finds front door open, purse missing

Woman finds front door open, purse missing

December 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Residential Burglary, 8:55 p.m., East 15th StreetA woman was in her back bedroom when she noticed her purse missing from her front table. Her dog was barking and the woman found her front door wide open.Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance, 7:23 p.m., East Lindo AvenueA tax...

Hungry drunk threatens to break down doors

Hungry drunk threatens to break down doors

Kindra Robinson

September 20, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Drunk in Public 2:09 a.m., West Ninth StreetA man claimed that employees at a local store refused to sell him alcohol and then threatened to hit him with a stick. Despite claiming not to be intoxicated, police dispatchers determined the man was likely drunk.Call Type: Suspi...

Red-top meters to help homeless

Red-top meters to help homeless

Lauren Anderson

September 15, 2015


Filed under Community, News

  An increase in complaints about aggressive panhandling has caused the Downtown Business Association to take action and provide shelters for the homeless. Melanie Bassett, executive director of the Downtown Business Association, said panhandling has been discouraging people from going d...

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Madison Holmes

April 15, 2014


Filed under News

Katie Vaclavik, the owner of Katie’s Corner, was used to cleaning up urine and trash left by the homeless before opening her store each morning, she said. Before changing store locations from Third and Main streets to the Chico Mall on East 20th Street, Katie’s Corner was often the resting place...

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann

April 7, 2014


Filed under News

Even in under the recent rainy weather, some homeless in Chico remain outdoors. “I’ve stayed wet,” said Dove Story, a transient in Chico since 1987, in response to the heavy rainfall in the past several weeks. Story said she doesn't fit well in shelters. If she and her friends get ill ...

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

Madison Holmes

January 27, 2014


Filed under News

The Chico Police Department has not given out any citations to those violating the Sit and Lie ordinance since it took effect in December. The ordinance prohibits people from sitting or lying on Chico sidewalks next to commercial property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Those who are cited under the ordinance would be g...

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

December 11, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, News, Video

A overview of the homelessness issue in Chico and what business owners and city are doing about it. This piece was done over the course of a month. Producers | Eric Walker & Emily Bertolino Special Thanks | Jeff Barron

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