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  • Mudslides not part of the Butte County storm outlookMudslides not part of the Butte County storm outlook

    Oroville >> Upcoming rainstorms are welcome in Butte County, but along with anticipation certainly comes hesitation as the world watches Santa Barbara County.Emergency crews in Montecito are still cleaning up from deadly mudslides associated with heavy rain in wildfire areas.For now, that looks like an unlikely threat for Butte County, according to County Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt, who oversees roads and slopes in Butte County.

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  • Lighthouse moved from crumbling coastal bluff in Humboldt CountyLighthouse moved from crumbling coastal bluff in Humboldt County

    Trinidad >> Last spring geologists warned that if the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse wasn't moved before the coming winter rains, it could end up tumbling down the bluff it sat on. Last week the lighthouse ended up near the bottom of the hill, but in one piece.On a gray morning, a red crane was stationed at the corner of Edwards and Trinity streets.

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  • Man killed in tractor rollover is identifiedMan killed in tractor rollover is identified

    Chico >> The farm worker killed when a tractor tipped over and pinned him near an orchard north of Chico has been identified.The Butte County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday he is Arturo Ocampo-Santos, 55, of Chico.According to the California Highway Patrol, Ocampo-Santos was driving a tractor onto a trailer bed about 2:40 p.

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  • California governor proposes one-tunnel water planCalifornia governor proposes one-tunnel water plan

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing scaling back his troubled plans to redo California's water system, releasing a new plan that would build only one tunnel to ship water from Northern California instead of two, and put Southern and central California water agencies directly in charge of designing and building it.

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  • Judge upholds referendum on Chico Scrap Metal relocation - Chico Enterprise-RecordJudge upholds referendum on Chico Scrap Metal relocation - Chico Enterprise-Record

    Chico Enterprise-RecordJudge upholds referendum on Chico Scrap Metal relocationChico Enterprise-RecordChico >> The referendum on Chico Scrap Metal stands, for now.A Butte County judge ruled in favor of citizens group Move the Junkyard on Tuesday morning. Judge Tamara Mosbarger upheld the group's.Butte County judge rules in favor of 'Move the Junkyard'Action News Nowall 2 news articles »

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  • Judge upholds referendum on Chico Scrap Metal relocationJudge upholds referendum on Chico Scrap Metal relocation

    Chico >> The referendum on Chico Scrap Metal stands, for now.A Butte County judge ruled in favor of citizens group Move the Junkyard on Tuesday morning. Judge Tamara Mosbarger upheld the group's referendum on a 2016 City Council ordinance that changed the Chapman-Mulberry Neighborhood Plan to allow Chico Scrap Metal to continue to operate on East 20th Street.

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  • The Salvation Army of Chico to hold groundbreaking event for a new church and social service building - Action News NowThe Salvation Army of Chico to hold groundbreaking event for a new church and social service building - Action News Now

    The Salvation Army of Chico to hold groundbreaking event for a new church and social service buildingAction News NowThe construction of the 18,700 sq ft building will take place at the same site where The Salvation Army of Chico has been operating its social services and church activities since 1969. The new community center is at least a 12-month project, with an ...and more »

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  • 13 siblings, some chained to beds, rescued from foul-smelling Riverside County house; parents arrested13 siblings, some chained to beds, rescued from foul-smelling Riverside County house; parents arrested

    Perris >> In a discovery that has stunned authorities and neighbors in a suburban Riverside County neighborhood, 13?brothers and sisters who appeared to have been held captive by their parents in a Perris house were found early Sunday after one of them escaped and called 911.Some of them were chained and padlocked to their beds inside the dark and foul-smelling house in the 100?block of Muir Woods Road, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

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  • Chico Council to appoint new fire chief - KRCRTV.COMChico Council to appoint new fire chief - KRCRTV.COM

    KRCRTV.COMChico Council to appoint new fire chiefKRCRTV.COMTuesday night the Chico City Council is expected to appoint the city's new fire chief Steven Standridge. Standridge comes to Chico from the Denver area where he served in management positions with South Metro Fire-Rescue. He has a PhD in Fire and ...and more »

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  • Watch bus video of car that flew into 2nd floor of SoCal buildingWatch bus video of car that flew into 2nd floor of SoCal building

    SANTA ANA >> A speeding car struck a median and flew into the second floor of a building early Sunday morning, Jan. 14, remaining lodged into a dental office, authorities said.The white Nissan Altima was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on French Street when the accident occurred in the 300 block of E.

    ChicoEr.com: Breaking / 8 h. 34 min. ago
  • Texas airports scrap 100s of flights as icy temperatures hitTexas airports scrap 100s of flights as icy temperatures hit

    DALLAS >> Hundreds of flights have been canceled in Texas, where frigid temperatures have left runways - and roads - dangerously icy.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Houston area on Tuesday and is warning mariners of gale-force winds along the Texas coast. Sleet and freezing rain are forecast for parts of the state.

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  • Police say Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's death is not suspiciousPolice say Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's death is not suspicious

    LONDON >> The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday. A friend said the singer sounded excited and "full of life" just hours before her death.O'Riordan, 46, was found dead Monday morning at a London hotel. Police initially said the death was "unexplained," but on Tuesday ruled it non-suspicious, meaning that they found no evidence of foul play.

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  • Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemasDespite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

    MOSCOW >> Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics.Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago."Going Vertical" tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first basketball team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics.

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  • House panel interviewing Steve Bannon after his fall from powerHouse panel interviewing Steve Bannon after his fall from power

    WASHINGTON >> Steve Bannon, the onetime close confidant to President Donald Trump, arrived early Tuesday for his interview before the House Intelligence Committee.His interview follows his spectacular fall from power after being quoted in a book that he sees the president's son and others as engaging in "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign.

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  • Chico's Tacos co-founder Emma Mora has died - El Paso Times - El Paso TimesChico's Tacos co-founder Emma Mora has died - El Paso Times - El Paso Times

    El Paso TimesChico's Tacos co-founder Emma Mora has died - El Paso TimesEl Paso TimesThe restaurant was founded in 1953 and has become an El Paso staple.Chico's Tacos co-founder died Sunday evening, employees say - KVIAKVIA El Pasoall 3 news articles »

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  • 7 hospitalized 1 week after deadly California mudslides7 hospitalized 1 week after deadly California mudslides

    SANTA BARBARA >> Officials say seven people remain hospitalized a week after they were injured in mudslides that devastated the coastal California town of Montecito, killing 20.Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital says that as of Monday evening, two of the seven still undergoing treatment were in critical condition.

    ChicoEr.com: Breaking / 9 h. 12 min. ago
  • Look for the sun on Tuesday in the north valleyLook for the sun on Tuesday in the north valley

    After a night of light rain, Tuesday's weather forecast is mostly dry, with some clouds and glimpses of the sun. That will change later this week, so enjoy. According to the National Weather Service, Chico got about three-tenths of an inch of rain over the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m.

    ChicoEr.com: Breaking / 9 h. 28 min. ago
  • Do You Own Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) Shares? - TopChronicleDo You Own Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) Shares? - TopChronicle

    Finance News DailyDo You Own Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) Shares?TopChronicleChico's FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) gross margin percentage stands at 37.3% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 3.7 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple ...Chico\'s FAS Inc. (CHS) Moves Higher on Volume Spike for January 15Equities.comAnalysts' Activity: Chico's Fas (CHS)ExpertGazetteInsider News of Chico's FAS Inc. (CHS)FactsReporterPost Analyst -The Ledger Gazette -Economic News -Zacks Investment Researchall 67 news articles »

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  • As airlines post big profits, small communities lose serviceAs airlines post big profits, small communities lose service

    Commercial airlines service has been cut to three small airports in central California in the past four years. Visalia Municipal Airport lost service in 2016.

    Chico News / 13 h. 8 min. ago
  • Hot shot: Catching the sunHot shot: Catching the sun

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  • What's happening Tuesday in OrovilleWhat's happening Tuesday in Oroville

    Community Temporary restraining order clinic: Daily by appointment. 1931 Arline Rhine Memorial Drive. 532-6427. Free. For victims of domestic violence. Catalyst Domestic Violence Services. 532-6427. Free lunch: 10-11:30 a.m. Trinity Bible Church, 3115 Myers St. Feed the People Ministries, Jackie Lara, 693-8388.

    ChicoER.com / 21 h. 34 min. ago
  • What's happening Tuesday in the north valleyWhat's happening Tuesday in the north valley

    CommunityGray Lodge Wildlife Area: Sunrise to sunset. 9,100 acres of fields, riparian areas, ponds and waterways; shelter for over 300 species of resident and migrant birds and mammals. Self-guided nature trail, seasonal guided tours, hunting, exhibits. 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. 846-7500.

    ChicoER.com / 22 h. 29 min. ago
  • Janis Joplin's birthday event is CHAT fundraiserJanis Joplin's birthday event is CHAT fundraiser

    #x200b;The late Janis Joplin's 75th birthday bash is planned 7-10 p.m. Jan. 20 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E. Fifth St., as a fundraiser for the Chico Housing Action Team. The event features all women musicians including Alli Battaglia, Bethel AME Choir, Sherri Quammen and others, backed by the Living Karaoke Band.

    ChicoER.com / 22 h. 31 min. ago
  • Art's healing powers celebrated Friday at Enloe Cancer CenterArt's healing powers celebrated Friday at Enloe Cancer Center

    The ways art can heal are the subject of a Celebration of Healing Arts starting at noon on Friday at Enloe Regional Cancer Center, 265 Cohasset Road.Paintings, sculptures and other works by artists touched by cancer will be on exhibit, with a reception following at 4:30 p.m., where artists who showed their creations in the Cancer Center's Healing Art Gallery in 2017 will be in attendance.

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  • Photo management topic for Apple Users GroupPhoto management topic for Apple Users Group

    Photo management for iPhones and iPads will be the focus of the next meeting of the Chico Apple Users Group, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chico Veterans Hall, 554 Rio Lindo Ave.President Ron Brooks will discuss a relatively new software application called iMazing, and members will get a discount to purchase.

    ChicoER.com / 23 h. 2 min. ago
  • Community Corner: Oroville YMCA updating, serving more peopleCommunity Corner: Oroville YMCA updating, serving more people

    Oroville >> There have been many changes at the Oroville YMCA the past couple of years and more are coming this year.Founded in 1914, the Oroville YMCA has been at its current location on Robinson Street since the early 1920s. Through the years, the facility has undergone many upgrades including the addition of year-round heated pool and a gym equipped with cardio and strength-training equipment, to name just a couple.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s words 'could have been written yesterday'Martin Luther King Jr.'s words 'could have been written yesterday'

    Oroville >> The theme of this year's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Southside Oroville Community Center was "Intelligence Plus Character: That is the Goal of True Education." It was inspired by a piece King wrote for Morehouse College's newspaper, The Maroon Tiger. This was where the civil rights leader earned a sociology degree at just 19 years old.

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  • Farm worker dies after being pinned under tractorFarm worker dies after being pinned under tractor

    Chico >> A farm worker died Monday after becoming pinned underneath the tractor he was operating north of Chico, according to the California Highway Patrol.The man was attempting to drive the tractor onto a trailer bed about 2:40 p.m. when the tractor tipped over, trapping the man, CHP officer John Murphy said.

    ChicoER.com / 23 h. 40 min. ago
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    Chico Enterprise-RecordFarm worker dies after being pinned under tractorChico Enterprise-RecordFarm worker dies after being pinned under tractor. Firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers gather Monday around a tractor rollover on Anita Road north of Chico that left a farmworker dead. Bill Husa — Enterprise-Record. By Andre Byik ...

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  • Death notices received Jan. 15Death notices received Jan. 15

    BULTEMA: John Bultema, 72, of Durham, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home, 342-5642.COSSETTE: Bernice Cossette, 89, of Chico, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home, 342-5642.

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  • Farming accident leaves one man dead in Chico - Action News NowFarming accident leaves one man dead in Chico - Action News Now

    Action News NowFarming accident leaves one man dead in ChicoAction News NowEmergency crews remain at the scene of a farming accident in north Chico Monday afternoon. Posted: Jan. 15, 2018 5:07 PM. Updated: Jan. 15, 2018 5:07 PM. Posted By: Heidi Rene. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email ...and more »

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  • Pup News: Meet Chico - WGNOPup News: Meet Chico - WGNO

    WGNOPup News: Meet ChicoWGNOChico and his siblings came to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter (East Bank) four and a half years ago as orphaned puppies, about a week old. Mama, a black lab whose puppies had been adopted two days before, nursed and cared for the litter in our ...

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  • Hot shot: RelicHot shot: Relic

    Relic: This is what remains of the Hog Springs water trough on Humboldt Road in Chico. Humboldt Road is the former "Humboldt Wagon Toll Road" built by John Bidwell and investors in 1863.

    Chico News / 1 d. 18 h. 46 min. ago
  • PG&E rolling out new time-of-use rate in north valleyPG&E rolling out new time-of-use rate in north valley

    Chico >> More than 3,000 PG&E residential customers in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties will be asked if they want to try out a new pilot rate plan that charges more depending on the time electricity is used. PG&E is sending out letters to about 3,100 residential electric customers in the tri-county area, and about 150,000 system wide.

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  • Chicoans interested in council seats up for grabs in 2018Chicoans interested in council seats up for grabs in 2018

    Chico >> The City Council election is months away, but several Chico residents have already indicated their interest in running for the three seats up for grabs in the November election. Voters will consider candidates for the seats currently held by Vice Mayor Reanette Fillmer and councilors Mark Sorensen and Andrew Coolidge.

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  • Chicoa s El Rey Theater moves to next chapterChicoa s El Rey Theater moves to next chapter

    Tyrone Galgano of San Luis Obispo, one of the three new owners of the El Rey Theater, stands in the theater Thursday in Chico. Chico >> After rumors of offices or a restaurant, it appears the El Rey Theater will stay an entertainment venue, according to the new ownership.

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  • Chico's El Rey Theater moves to next chapter - Chico Enterprise-RecordChico's El Rey Theater moves to next chapter - Chico Enterprise-Record

    Chico Enterprise-RecordChico's El Rey Theater moves to next chapterChico Enterprise-RecordChico >> After rumors of offices or a restaurant, it appears the El Rey Theater will stay an entertainment venue, according to the new ownership. Partners Tyrone Galgano, and brothers Kyle and Hal Billingsley, all of San Luis Obispo, have poured ...

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  • Biz Bits: Chamber source for married couples info?Biz Bits: Chamber source for married couples info?

    That's a rather unusual topic for an electronic newsletter, but it certainly caught my attention since it came from the Oroville Chamber of Commerce. "The wedding was fun, and you're back from your honeymoon, but there are still new things to add to your life now that you're married" is the introduction.

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  • RV matchmaking, Chico-style - Chico Enterprise-RecordRV matchmaking, Chico-style - Chico Enterprise-Record

    Chico Enterprise-RecordRV matchmaking, Chico-styleChico Enterprise-RecordFounder and owner Bonnie Worthington of Chico doesn't have an RV lot, and until last year didn't even own an RV. But an experienced vacation rental owner, she realized people feel the same way about renting an RV. RV Rental Connection was launched in ...

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  • Chico Scouts picking up trees today; drop-offs taken until 1 p.m.Chico Scouts picking up trees today; drop-offs taken until 1 p.m.

    Enterprise-Record Discarded Christmas trees collected by Boy Scout Troop 2 in Chico are loaded this morning into a Recology truck at Bidwell Bible Fellowship, the first stop on the way to becoming fish habitat in Lake Oroville. The Scouts were picking up trees today from people who had signed up for the service earlier, but people can still drop off their trees until about 1 p.m. today by bringing them by the church, 2255 Pillsbury Road, or Hooker Oak Recreation Area on Manzanita Avenue or Oak Way Park at Nord Avenue and Oak Way.

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  • Death notices: Jan. 13, 2018Death notices: Jan. 13, 2018

    Carlson: Leonard J. Carlson Jr., 89, of Corning died Monday, Jan. 1 at Brookdale Red Bluff. Arrangements are under the direction of Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary.

    Chico News / 3 d. 8 h. 13 min. ago
  • Judge tentatively rules in favor of Move the Junkyard group, will issue final ruling TuesdayJudge tentatively rules in favor of Move the Junkyard group, will issue final ruling Tuesday

    A Butte County judge has issued a tentative ruling in favor of citizen group Move the Junkyard, which, if adopted by the court, would uphold a referendum on Chico Scrap Metal and require the city of Chico to rescind its decision to allow the business to stay or put the matter before voters. Judge Tamara Mosbarger on Friday morning issued a tentative ruling, which indicates how the court plans to rule unless persuaded otherwise, in favor of the citizen group.

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  • MLK Day observances planned Sunday, MondayMLK Day observances planned Sunday, Monday

    Chico's 36th annual Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday will begin with a 2:30 p.m. rally at the City Plaza, followed by a march through the downtown led by children ending at Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E. Fifth St., for a 4 p.m. inspirational program. Participants at the rally will include diverse dance groups.

    Chico News / 3 d. 17 h. 17 min. ago
  • Butte County cannabis businesses close up shop after banButte County cannabis businesses close up shop after ban

    Samples of products are on a table Monday as former cannabis dispensary/delivery owner Samuel Monteon talks about the industry and the hopes he has for change during an interview at his Chico home. Butte County >> Local marijuana businesses that want to operate legally are shutting down and their customers are looking elsewhere, as all commercial cannabis activity is banned in Butte County.

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  • Michael McGinnis retires from Arc, moves on to coffeeMichael McGinnis retires from Arc, moves on to coffee

    Michael McGinnis looks back fondly on his 23 years working at the Arc of Butte County, and looks forward to running the coffee shop he opened with his son on Park Avenue. "I'm a coffee snob, I guess," he said Tuesday, seated at a table inside his new shop at 15th and Park Avenue.

    Chico News / 3 d. 21 h. 20 min. ago
  • Chico man pleads guilty to federal child porn chargesChico man pleads guilty to federal child porn charges

    Nathan Alexander Drury, 39, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to production of child pornography, according to the release. Drury's alleged conduct happened between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 1, 2014, according to the release.

    Chico News / 3 d. 23 h. 32 min. ago
  • Stockton man sentenced in Cohasset Road shootingStockton man sentenced in Cohasset Road shooting

    Oroville >> A Stockton man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for his alleged role in a shooting last year at a busy Chico intersection, prosecutors announced. Tyrone Sotolongo, 24, was sentenced Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court to 34 years, 4 months in state prison after he was previously convicted of assault with a firearm, personal use of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release issued by the District Attorney's Office.

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  • Leader of the packLeader of the pack

    Jalen Mcferren is a leader. He has been since his freshman year at Chico State. While most first-year Wildcat basketball players redshirt during their freshman year, Mcferren played a key role as the back-up point guard for the 2014-15 Wildcat team. He played an average of 15.5 minutes while scoring 2.8 points and grabbing 1.8 rebounds per game. Throughout that first season, he showed flashes of the player he was going to be as soon as he got a starting opportunity. In his sophomore year, he got just that. From Mcferren’s sophomore year to now, he has been one of the unquestioned leaders of the team, and current sophomore center Justin Briggs echoes this statement. “He’s really taught me how far a good work ethic goes in basketball. He’s taught me that by forming good habits early on, it will translate into everyday norms without any extra effort,” Briggs said. Mcferren is known for putting in the extra effort necessary to succeed on the court. He is constantly in the gym working out with either assistant coaches or his teammates, trying to be the best player he can be for his team. This is especially true in his final season. “It’s a bittersweet feeling, it being my last year and all. I’m just trying to enjoy each day and appreciate the time that I have left with my team,” Mcferren said. Mcferren is averaging a career-high 14.1 points, 3.5 assists and an astonishing 7 rebounds per game. He is ninth in his conference, the California Collegiate Athletic Association, and is 13th in scoring. He has looked even better than in his junior season, and a big part of that is because of changes to his diet. Over the summer, Mcferren decided that he wanted to eat healthier. This ultimately resorted to him going pescatarian. A pescatarian does not eat any meat except for fish. “I decided to cut out certain foods that I felt did not have a positive effect on my body and performance. I noticed a difference in my energy and how light my body started to feel after three weeks, so I decided to stick with it. It’s helped a lot with my recovery after workouts.” He says that it has helped him so much, that he recently decided to go full-on vegetarian. Chico State has seen a lot of success with Mcferren as the starting point guard for the men’s basketball team. In the 2015-16 season, they won the CCAA regular season title but lost in the first round of the NCAA championship tournament. In the 2016-17 season, the Wildcats ended up in fourth place in their conference but went on an improbable run and made it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Chico State has become accustomed to winning games, however, Mcferren wants even more this year. When asked what his goals were for the season, he said one thing, “Ultimately, I want to win the national championship.” However, if they plan on achieving this goal the seniors will need to guide them there. “Leadership is a major key to our success,” Briggs said. “We need Jalen as well as our other seniors to set a good example and guide us in the right direction if we want to have the season that we know we’re capable of having.” Mcferren is a leader, and that has shown in places other than on the court. As a senior in college, he already has a couple of job offers in the sales and recruiting industry. Although he will continue to evaluate those, he would love to achieve his lifelong dream of playing basketball professionally. However, before he can focus on that, he plans on focusing on his current season. In an interview last year, Mcferren said that he wanted to be remembered as a great teammate and leader. He also said that he wanted to be the best point guard who ever played for the Wildcats. He has the opportunity to do just that in his final year at Chico State. Patrick Pace can be reached at sportseditor@theorion.com or @PatPaceSports on Twitter.                        

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  • Women’s basketball team’s flame rekindledWomen’s basketball team’s flame rekindled

    Chico State’s women’s basketball set a new tone in their game against Humboldt, winning by 12 points. Whitney Branham who leads the conference in free throw shooting percentage scored 31 points that gave the Wildcat’s a 70–58 win in the California Collegiate Athletic Association opener against Humboldt State Saturday night at Lumberjack Arena. Branham set the pace in the game, who scored 10 of Chico State’s first 11 points. She finished 11-for-15 from the field and 7-for-10 from the 3-point range. More notable athletes are Kayla Taylor who pitched in nine points, six rebounds, and three assists for Chico State. Madison Wong hit a number of free throws to seal the win and finished with eight points and four assists. Freshman Hannah Washington surprised the audience at home and ESPN3 by finishing with six points, seven rebounds, and two steals. This game was no walk in the park for Chico State. The Wildcats outscored the Lumberjacks in each quarter, shooting 53.5 percent from the field and 58.8 percent from three in the game. However, Chico had too many open, uncontested looks and the shooters weren’t forced to stray from their comfort zone shooting the basketball from Humboldt’s defense. With 6:21 left in the fourth quarter, the Jacks were down by four points, however, Chico increased the intensity of the game and shut them down. The Wildcats in the PacWest Challenge is currently 1-2, narrowly losing their first two games against Dominican University of California and Notre Dame De Namur University. Their next game is a home game against The Holy Names, who is 0-5. This game will test the Wildcats fitness and camaraderie in their home opener Wednesday night at 5:30 in Acker Gym. Marco Day can be reached at sportseditor@theorion.com or @theorion_sports on Twitter.

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  • Pooja Patel: When the final game endsPooja Patel: When the final game ends

    Can you describe your four seasons playing for Chico State and how the team evolved? More specifically, how you evolved over the course of these years as a player? “Ups and downs but I’ve grown and learned so much from the program, my coaches, and my teammates. Going through the program and getting older and more experienced really helps to understand more about soccer and life in general. Being an upperclassman on the team is a huge responsibility. We have to set the example for the younger kids and shape the program and culture into what we want to be known for and represent. since I’ve been here I think what’s changed the most is how the leadership affects the team. a team’s success is pretty much a direct representation of their leadership and this year we had a phenomenal group of selfless leaders that helped create a true team culture” Can you describe anything you feel that future players should know about being committed to a sport that trains hard throughout the entire year? “Enjoy every moment. make the connections with people. Know your role on the team and always do it for your teammates around you that believe in you. walk away proud of what you accomplished and the relationships you created.” When you played your last game, how did you feel? “Sadness since it wasn’t an ideal way to lose my last game 3-0, but just looking around and seeing my teammates just as sad as I was. Seeing how invested everyone was made it worse but also made me happy because of how great this was and how much they mean to me” How did you feel about being surrounded by fans in from the family who were watching you play your last game? “It was awesome that’s they really are invested just as much as the players. most parents come to almost all of our games. they travel just as much as we do. they make sure we have food after games at tailgates. they’re just as apart of the team and the program as the players are. Overall, Pooja felt so “ loved and supported.” Pooja Patel gave her all for all four years of Collegiate soccer, and was left with not only a team and being one of the top scorers at Chico State in history, she left with memories and teammates that will be with her forever. We all have families and make friends in different ways, but the loyalty and love I have personally witnessed by the Chico State women’s soccer team is unprecedented. She gave her all, and walking off of that field of her last game, she was walking into a new chapter of her life where she can kick ass there too. We all have our own journeys here at Chic State, but being on a sports team means you can share it with those who will always share a passion for what you love as well, and you will work hard as a team. Teamwork is hard work, and mental control of knowing you aren’t always going to be the best in the bunch can take a toll. Not on Pooja Patel, she ended her season with a bang. Rebecca Norton can be reached at sportseditor@theorion.com or @theorion_sports on Twitter.

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  • In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketballIn Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

    As many know, Chico is a quiet, much slower paced and what some could say boring place for students between the time of Winter finals finishing and the start of Spring semester. All regular season games are free with a student ID making it a fun, free hangout and a way to go support your fellow Wildcats. Here’s a look at the home matchups for Chico State basketball over Winter break. Tuesday, December 19, 2017. women @ 5:30 p.m. men @ 7:30 p.m. Simpson University @ CSU Chico – Acker Gym – Chico, CA Last year, the Chico State men dominated Simpson winning 95-51. Now senior Isaiah Ellis went off for the ‘Cats scoring 21 points in 24 minutes including 4-5 from beyond the three point line. Friday, December 29, 2017. women @5:30 p.m. men @ 7:30 p.m. CSU Los Angeles @ CSU Chico – Acker Gym – Chico, CA This is the first matchup of the year for these two. Last year, then junior Kayla Taylor lead the Wildcats offense to a 66-62 victory scoring 14 points while shooting 7-11 from the field. Sunday, December 31, 2017. women @ 12 p.m. men @ 2 p.m. CSU Dominguez Hills @ CSU Chico – Acker Gym – Chico, CA This will be the first matchup of the year for these two as well. Last year, both men and women came out on top vs. the Toros. Jalen McFerren had a double double for the ‘Cats while on the women’s side of the ball, the bench came up huge scoring 21 points leading them to an 11 point victory. Thursday, January 11, 2018 women @ 5:30 p.m. men @ 7:30 p.m. CSU San Bernardino @ Chico State University – Acker Gym – Chico, CA Faculty/Staff Night The Wildcats had mixed results earlier this year playing in San Bernardino. For the men, they won 83-64 with McFerren, Ellis, Silverstrom, and Briggs all finishing in double-digit scoring with McFerren tallying 11 rebounds as well. Saturday, January 13, 2018. women @ 5:30 p.m. men @ 7:30 p.m. Cal Poly Pomona @ Chico State University – Acker Gym – Chico, CA This will be the second matchup this year against Pomona for the Wildcats this year. Both men and women look to bounce back. The men lost a hard fought game earlier this month to the Broncos that went into double OT by a score of 83-79, while the women lost 50-66. Saturday, January 20, 2018. women @ 5:30 p.m. men @ 7:30 p.m. Humboldt State University @ Chico State University – Acker Gym – Chico, CA Alumni Association Night The Wildcat women look to stay strong once again against the Jacks. They opened the season with a 70-58 win behind Whitney Branham’s 31 point, 6 rebound strong showing. The men won 77-67. Justin Couchot can be reached at sportseditor@theorion.com or @JCouchot_Sports on Twitter.

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  • ‘Kaskade-ing’ into a very electronic Christmas‘Kaskade-ing’ into a very electronic Christmas

    Marked by the beginning of December and the illumination of twinkling lights, it’s obvious the holidays are near. Kaskade, longstanding electronic dance music (EDM) producer, was in the giving spirit and dug into a new realm in which electronic music never has touched before: Christmas tunes. What would Michael Bublé think? The thirteen-track album features Skylar Grey, Late Night Alumni, Ilsey, Gabrielle Current, Erika, Jane XO and Dia Frampton. Some familiar Christmas favorites include “Santa Baby,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Deck the Halls” and “Silent Night.” “Deck the Halls” starts with a hypnotizing vocal followed by the infamous Flume-like sounds. Almost jazz-like and sultry, the songs along with the whole of the rest present a very unique take on the Christmas spirited music. Many of the vocalists featured in the album are familiar to Kaskade listeners. “Disarm You” features Ilsey, who is featured on “Silent Night.” Along with revivals of classics through reworks, Kaskade created new tracks such as “This Christmas Night,” “The First Noel” and “Cold December.” Among the favorites are “Santa Baby” with the sultry voice and classic melody, the slowed-down “Deck the Halls” and more. The entirety of the album keeps the theme of classic, twinkly music that fits the mood for a hot chocolate and family by the living room. While many may stick with their passed down traditions, others may choose to create new ones that set the holiday spirit alive with the chill electronic melody that Kaskade provides. Overall, I think this album is a great new tradition for people that like listening to more upbeat yet smooth music. The updated songs are interesting but don’t take away from the heart of the message, which is to embrace the giving spirit of Christmas with others. 4/5 stars. Alejandra Solorio can be reached at artseditor@theorion.com or @alesolorio8

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  • Account center password resets, 190 thousand accounts expireAccount center password resets, 190 thousand accounts expire

    As the semester comes to a close, so does the campus-wide password reset for all Chico State accounts. Student inboxes began to receive reminders to access a newly added program called Account Center in order to reset the passwords that students use for every online program provided through the campus, blackboard learn and portal to name a few. Every year students will be required to reset their passwords periodically in order to ensure that their accounts are both secure and continuously accessible, according to the IT Support Services page on the Chico State website. However, there is more to the Account Center than meets the eye. For students, it seems to be a simple “password protection” program that keeps private information safe from hackers and phish. But, to administration and IT Support Services faculty, it is a new platform upgrade, in comparison to a home-built system they had before, according to Scott Kodai IT Support Services manager. “Behind the scenes what it is, what you don’t see, it manages…it’s called identity management. It automatically creates and provides access to systems behind the scenes based on how you are affiliated with the university,” said Kodai. There are four different kinds of accounts that the program identifies: new student, active student, graduate student, and former student. New student gets access to the portal but nothing else because they are only accepted into the school, not quite yet active. The active student is a current student who gets access to all accounts (blackboard, student center, email, and portal). A graduate student still has access to all things because they are recently graduated. The former student only has limited access because they are no longer “students” and have been out of Chico State for a while. The program identifies accounts as each of these, giving them access to what they need access to, according to the Chico State website. Because of the recent switch to this platform, the IT Support Services department needed to reset every Chico State password, starting in September and ending a week ago. Most of the 190 thousand terminated accounts were alumni or some other kind of inactive account. “It’s every student that has ever been here since 1994, or whenever we started using usernames. Most of them didn’t care or didn’t know,” Kodai said. “When they need them back they will call us, but all of the current staff and all of the current faculty had to reset their passwords and they are now all done.” Chico State, however, is still having issues with the new program. They used to put everything in manually, according to Kodai, and when things are put in manually there are slight oversights or mistakes that do happen, basically common human error, so those inconsistencies mess up the system reboot. They hope to have the current issues fixed within the next couple weeks. Their hope is to cut down the time that students spend waiting in line to reset passwords because, according to Kodai, the most common need mentioned when students need IT help is password reset. “So we are really hoping that this limits that (password resets),” Kodai said. “So we have time to do other things.” Hannah Yeager can be reached at the newseditor@theorion.com or @theorion_news.

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  • What type of Christmas person are you?What type of Christmas person are you?

    With so many things to do over Christmas, it’s hard to decide how to spend it. What type of person are you on Christmas? Take this quiz to find out! What type of Christmas person are you? Niyat Teferi can be reached at artseditor@theorion.com or @tayintee on Twitter.

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  • Bringing old artifacts to life with ‘Vanished’Bringing old artifacts to life with ‘Vanished’

    “Vanished” takes you on a trip to explore four lost icons: the Hooker Oak tree, a lost mammoth tooth, a missing volcano and Ishi, the last of the Yahi. The exhibit follows six collaborators as they explore four lost icons in the world. They link each piece using myth, memory, fact and fiction. The six collaborators included visual artists, a philosopher, writer, volcanologist and graphic designer. “A Columbian Mammoth in Bidwell Park: Lost, Found, then Lost Again” focuses on a Mammoth tooth finding in Bidwell Park. There is a book in the exhibit called “The Tiny Book of Mammoth Molars,” which contains drawings of what people imagine what a mammoth tooth looks like. Artist Sheri Simons turned the drawings and made them into pieces. Another piece of “Vanished” is “The Missing Mount Tehama: A Vanished Stratovolcano,” which is about a volcano that was active, but has since eroded down and eventually vanished. “The volcano was active about 600,000 years ago, but slowly died out and through erosion and through other nearly volcanic activity is now a caldera,” said Kelly Dlinder, the director of the Janet Turner Print Museum. “The Sudden Void: The Fall of the Hooker Oak” is a set of images following the tree’s lifespan. The Hooker Oak tree averaged 100 feet tall. The tree fell in 1977 and the stump still remained until it was set on fire. After the fire, Simons gathered ash from the tree and used in one of her pieces instead of using charcoal, which is how these pieces are linked with each other, even though they were created by different artists. The piece has a few interactive features to it. For example, the artist took a photo and put it together with a leaf that fell from the tree. It features a young girl at the trunk of the tree that was placed on the stem of the leaf. “A Return to Deer Creek for Ishi, ‘the last of the Yahi’” follows Ishi, the last member of the Yahi. The artist went around Bidwell in order to find remains of Ishi. The artist picked up different items in order to create the piece. In the piece, there is a part of a ball which was used to create a larger image. All of these pieces can be found in the Meriam Library 305, the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology and the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery. This exhibit will be open until Friday. Jessica Castillo can be reached at artseditor@theorion.com or @_castillojess on Twitter.

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  • Christmas playlist of the weekChristmas playlist of the week

    Christmas is near and it’s only right to ring in the season with a cheerful holiday playlist. Here are the 15 top Christmas songs that will make your spirits just a little brighter. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt – That Bad Eartha It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Buble – Christmas 8 Days Of Christmas – Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas This Christmas – Chris Brown – This Christmas Soundtrack Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole – The Magic of Christmas Mistletoe – Justin Bieber – Under the Mistletoe Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Jackson 5 – Jackson 5 Christmas Album Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande – Christmas Kisses Little Drummer Boy – Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas Someday At Christmas – Stevie Wonder – Someday At Christmas Silent Night – Michael Buble – Christmas Winter Wonderland – Aretha Franklin – Runnin’ Out Of Fools Silver Bells – Dean Martin – The Dean Martin Christmas Album Niyat Teferi can be reached at artseditor@theorion.com or @tayintee on Twitter.

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  • ‘Curse of Osiris’: a pricey reason to come back‘Curse of Osiris’: a pricey reason to come back

    The first “Destiny 2” expansion “Curse of Osiris” brings some new, interesting content. While it’s a welcomed addition to the game as a whole, its offerings don’t justify the premium cost of $20. Osiris is a character that’s been mentioned in Destiny’s lore since the first game. His mystique and fabled levels of power made him one of more interesting background characters. This expansion does a good job of exploring his character and giving reason to his disappearance. One of the enemy factions, the Vex, have been wreaking havoc on Mercury and threaten to unleash doom on the rest of the galaxy. As one could expect, it’s up to the player to rescue Osiris and stop the Vex’s plans. My favorite thing about this expansion is what the world of “Destiny” does with Mercury. In this game, Mercury is a desolate, sci-fi version of ancient Egypt. The Vex have transformed a once beautiful world into a symbol of their desire to bend time and reality to their will. Exploring Mercury for the first time was great; there are some visuals in this expansion like the Infinite Forest, a simulation space that recreates itself each time the player goes through, and Vex pyramids that top a lot of the things seen in the base game. Unfortunately, even the story in the expansion is short, there’s still a lot of backtracking through old areas of the game. Not only will the player have to tread through parts of the base game again, but a lot of what is seen on Mercury gets repeated as well. The biggest attraction of the new areas is the Infinite Forest. While the Infinite Forest is cool to look at for a while, running through its randomly generated platforms gets old pretty quick. Like the base game, most of the value in this expansion will come from repeating activities that open up after the story is finished. The new strikes are fun, the raid lair is interesting but not as long as a standard “Destiny” raid. At this point, I’d imagine most “Destiny” players know whether or not they want to play more “Destiny,” they just have to ask themselves if it’s worth the price. The additions made in the expansion seem substantial as far as expansions go. While the story is short, the new weapons, armor and raid activity kept me hooked like the standard game did. “Destiny” has been compared to heroin for how addictive it is, which makes sense considering it costs about the same. [Final Score: 3/5] Ulises Duenas can be reached at artseditor@theorion.com or @OrionUlisesD on Twitter. Glossary: The Vex: An ultra-intelligent machine race that can travel through time. Raid lair: An offshoot of the game’s existing Leviathan raid. Strikes: Co-op missions done with three people.

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