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  • Salvation Army to close Chico thrift store - Chico Enterprise-RecordSalvation Army to close Chico thrift store - Chico Enterprise-Record

    Salvation Army to close Chico thrift storeChico Enterprise-RecordChico >> By the end of the year, the Salvation Army thrift store on East Avenue will close. Major Dan Wilson of Chico, who heads the retail and rehabilitation divisions, confirmed the closure this week, blaming the move on sales declines. Wilson said ...

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  • Salvation Army to close Chico thrift storeSalvation Army to close Chico thrift store

    Chico >> By the end of the year, the Salvation Army thrift store on East Avenue will close. Major Dan Wilson of Chico, who heads the retail and rehabilitation divisions, confirmed the closure this week, blaming the move on sales declines. Wilson said the costs - from rent to utilities - are higher on that store than others, with lower sales.

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  • Business calendarBusiness calendar

    Nov. 30: "Understanding Payroll - Payroll Taxes, Records and Functions in QuickBooks" will be offered 8:30 to noon at the Small Business Development Center at Butte College, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Chico. Cost: $50 prepaid or $60 at the door. Reservations: 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.

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  • Chico's Fas will release third-quarter earnings November 21 - NasdaqChico's Fas will release third-quarter earnings November 21 - Nasdaq

    Bibeypost.comChico's Fas will release third-quarter earnings November 21NasdaqSpecialty apparel retailer Chico' Fas ( CHS ) will report its third-quarter numbers ahead of the market open on November 21. Analysts are calling for earnings of $0.13 per share, down from $0.20 during the same period last year. CHS shares have dropped ...Chico\'s FAS Inc. (CHS) Moves Higher on Volume Spike for November 17Equities.comReviewing The Talbots (TLB) and Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS)Dispatch TribunalChico's FAS, Inc. (CHS) Given a $10.00 Price Target at SunTrust Banks, Inc.TrueBlueTribuneStockNewsJournal -StockNewsTimes -Concord Registerall 72 news articles »

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  • Police Log. Nov. 14-17Police Log. Nov. 14-17

    Warrant Arrest: 12:05 a.m. at Chico PD on Humboldt Rd., Chico. Contacted subject, arrested by CPD on PPD misdemeanor warrant charging DUI x2 and failure to appear x3, bail $7,500.

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  • Chico High football team runs past PV for 1st section final since 1998 - Oroville Mercury RegisterChico High football team runs past PV for 1st section final since 1998 - Oroville Mercury Register

    Oroville Mercury RegisterChico High football team runs past PV for 1st section final since 1998Oroville Mercury RegisterChico >> The field might have been Pleasant Valley's, but the line of scrimmage belonged to the Chico High football team. The Panthers earned their first trip to the Northern Section final since 1998 by pounding the Vikings on both sides of the ball in ...and more »

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  • Chico fast food restaurant takes a new security precaution - Action News NowChico fast food restaurant takes a new security precaution - Action News Now

    Action News NowChico fast food restaurant takes a new security precautionAction News NowJack in the Box on 5th and Broadway in Downtown Chico set up the metal bars a little over a week ago. The decision surprised customers and has the community talking. Terri DuBose, the owner of Broadway Pawn and Pistol, is right next door to the Jack in ...and more »

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  • Local Roundup: Chico State volleyball sweeps Cal State LA to advance to CCAA tournament final - Chico Enterprise-RecordLocal Roundup: Chico State volleyball sweeps Cal State LA to advance to CCAA tournament final - Chico Enterprise-Record

    Local Roundup: Chico State volleyball sweeps Cal State LA to advance to CCAA tournament finalChico Enterprise-RecordThe Chico State volleyball team swept Cal State Los Angeles during the semifinals of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Volleyball Championship Tournament Friday afternoon at San Francisco State. The Wildcats committed just five attack ...

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  • Chico police traffic stop leads to robbery suspect arrest - KRCRTV.COMChico police traffic stop leads to robbery suspect arrest - KRCRTV.COM

    KRCRTV.COMChico police traffic stop leads to robbery suspect arrestKRCRTV.COMCHICO, Calif. - A traffic stop conducted by the Chico police led to the arrest of a robbery suspect who attempted to steal a student's cell phone moments before. According to police officials, a Chico State student was walking on Warner Street around 2 ...

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  • What's happening Saturday in the North ValleyWhat's happening Saturday in the North Valley

    EventsButte Humane Society annual Pet Photos with Santa: 10-11 a.m. cats only sessions; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. dogs only sessions. One photo $15; 2 photos $20. Pets must be on leash or in carriers. Photos taken at 754 Mangrove Ave., Chico. Sweet treats and cider sold for pet parents,; Butte Humane Society swags available for purchase.

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  • Students battle it out in AgribeeStudents battle it out in Agribee

    Durham >> Mark Kincheloe did not think he would win.The fifth-grader had spelled and defined the word "xylem" (the woody vascular tissue of a plant that carries water) with seeming ease and confidence, but after a hard-fought 40-word battle against Oakdale Heights student Ayvin Hamrell at Friday's 13th annual Agribee at Patrick Ranch, Kincheloe didn't know what to expect.

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  • Man sentenced to six years in prison for rape of intoxicated Chico woman - Chico Enterprise-RecordMan sentenced to six years in prison for rape of intoxicated Chico woman - Chico Enterprise-Record

    Man sentenced to six years in prison for rape of intoxicated Chico womanChico Enterprise-RecordDistrict Attorney Mike Ramsey said the rape happened when Guzman and his friend went to Chico and stayed at the home of a mutual friend, where the victim also lived. She returned home around 1 a.m. and began drinking heavily with the group. Witnesses ...and more »

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  • Man sentenced to six years in prison for rape of intoxicated Chico womanMan sentenced to six years in prison for rape of intoxicated Chico woman

    Oroville >> A 23-year-old man was sentenced to six years in state prison on Wednesday for raping a heavily intoxicated woman in 2015. Connor Guzman of Granite Bay was sentenced in Butte County Superior Court after pleading guilty in January to a count of rape of an intoxicated person incapable of resisting.

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  • Counterfeit money used at Chico Denny's leads to felony arrests - Chico Enterprise-RecordCounterfeit money used at Chico Denny's leads to felony arrests - Chico Enterprise-Record

    Counterfeit money used at Chico Denny's leads to felony arrestsChico Enterprise-RecordPhoto courtesy of Chico police Chico police officers arrested three adult suspects on Tuesday at the Ramada Plaza hotel after they were allegedly found to be in possession of two rifles and one handgun, in addition to thousands over counterfeit dollars ...and more »

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  • Counterfeit money used at Chico Denny's leads to felony arrestsCounterfeit money used at Chico Denny's leads to felony arrests

    Chico >> A call about a counterfeit bill passed at the Denny's restaurant in Chico on Tuesday led to the arrest of three adults and confiscation of several illegal guns, drugs and counterfeit money, according to Chico police. The call from Denny's came in about 3 a.m. While the suspects had left the establishment by the time police arrived, law enforcement tracked down their room in the Ramada Plaza hotel, according to a press release.

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  • 15-year-old sentenced in Oroville attempted murder case15-year-old sentenced in Oroville attempted murder case

    Oroville >> A 15-year-old was sentenced to up to 10 years confinement on charges he shot a homeless man following an argument, prosecutors said.According to the Butte County District Attorney's Office, the teenager was 14 at the time of the shooting, and he previously admitted guilt to an attempted murder charge brought in juvenile court.

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  • October unemployment drops in Butte CountyOctober unemployment drops in Butte County

    Since October 2016, more than 1,000 residents have found jobs in Butte County, continuing evidence of an expanding economy.There were more residents working, and there were more jobs.Released Friday by the state Employment Development Department, the October unemployment rate for Butte County was 4.

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  • Some Butte County restaurants are open for ThanksgivingSome Butte County restaurants are open for Thanksgiving

    Gathering around the Thanksgiving table is a tradition for many, but for those who don't want to do the dishes, there are restaurants throughout Butte County that will be open. In Chico:. Cozy Diner at 1695 Mangrove Ave. will be open from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. with its full menu plus Thanksgiving dishes including turkey, ham and rib eye steak.

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  • Gunman may have targeted neighbor's son at schoolGunman may have targeted neighbor's son at school

    Rancho Tehama >> The Rancho Tehama shooter who killed five people this week may have looking for to kill a neighbor's son when he attacked the school there.In a long-running feud with his neighbor, shooter Kevin Neal threatened out loud that he was going to kill Danny Elliott and then go to the elementary school to kill Elliott's 7-year-old son, said Johnny Phommathep, a neighbor who lived about 200 feet away from Neal.

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  • Live updates from high school football playoffsLive updates from high school football playoffs

    We'll have updates and reactions from tonight's high school football playoff action throughout the evening on a live blog.If you have trouble viewing this, use this direct link.To contribute scores from a game you're attending, use the hashtag #NorCalScores on Twitter.

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  • Death notices received Nov. 17Death notices received Nov. 17

    BOYLES: Donald Emerson Boyles, 78, of Magalia, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Magalia. Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Cremation & Funeral Service, 873-7602. BUSH: Gary Lee Bush, 73, of Oroville, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home, 534-3877.

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  • Chico area church servicesChico area church services

    Saturday servicesCHICOCalvary Chapel of Chico: 1888 Springfield Drive: "Righteousness Provided," from Pastor Daniel Cunco, 6 p.m. Scripture: Romans 3:21-5:21.Chico Adventist Church: 1877 Hooker Oak Ave.: Service, 10 a.m.Congregation Beth Israel: 1336 Hemlock St.: Contemplative service; experience the abundance of Shabbat through quiet meditation, heart felt chants and experiential prayer, 10 a.

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  • Senior PlannerSenior Planner

    CARD Senior Programs (call regarding cost and dates): Lakeside Pavilion: 2565 California Park Drive, Chico, 895-4015. Closed Nov. 23-24. CARD Community Center: 545 Vallombrosa Ave., Chico, 895-4711. Pleasant Valley Recreation Center:2320 North Ave., Chico, 895-4719. Closed Nov. 23-24.

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  • County moves to block new homes on neglected state-owned roadCounty moves to block new homes on neglected state-owned road

    Oroville >> Butte County moved Tuesday to keep any more people from moving into an area accessed by a state-owned road that it has stopped maintaining, and that it won't allow the residents to maintain either.The Craig Access Road heads northwest off Lumpkin Road, just north of the Enterprise Bridge over the South Fork Arm of Lake Oroville.

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  • Probation Department grant targets DUI offendersProbation Department grant targets DUI offenders

    The Butte County Probation Department has received a $200,270 grant to monitor high-risk, felony and repeat driving under the influence offenders to ensure they are following court directives.The grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will allow unannounced home searches and random alcohol and drug testing, special monitoring, and certifying officers have Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training.

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  • Mother: 4 people refused to help after she was shot in TehamaMother: 4 people refused to help after she was shot in Tehama

    A mother is recovering at a Chico hospital after she was shot five times while shielding her children during the Tehama County shooting rampage. A mother is recovering at a Chico hospital after she was shot five times while shielding her children during the Tehama County shooting rampage.

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  • Valley View skates by Chico in 69-19 win - Gainesville Daily RegisterValley View skates by Chico in 69-19 win - Gainesville Daily Register

    Gainesville Daily RegisterValley View skates by Chico in 69-19 winGainesville Daily RegisterSo after the Eagles demolished Chico for the second straight year on Thursday at Bobcat Stadium in Krum 69-19, they were handed the bi-district trophy. But last season, Valley View fell in the next round, so this time around, the Eagles aren't getting ...

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  • Shooting Survivor: No one would help meShooting Survivor: No one would help me

    A mother is recovering at a Chico, California hospital after she was shot five times while shielding her children during the Tehama County shooting rampage. Tiffany Phommathep was shot by 44-year-old Kevin Neal Tuesday morning while she was dropping her children off at school.

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  • Atmospheric river misses the north valleyAtmospheric river misses the north valley

    As of 3 p.m., rainfall totals at the Enterprise-Record weather station in south Chico totaled 0.23 inch, and the National Weather Service was reporting 0.3 inch at the Oroville airport and 0.51 in Paradise. By comparison, a band stretching across the state from the Bay Area through Sacramento and up into the Lake Tahoe area got soaked.

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  • Students explore jobs options at Manufacturing ExpoStudents explore jobs options at Manufacturing Expo

    AirSpray mixer/loader Robert Maggetti at left talks with Corning High student Francisco Avelar about how a jet engine handles bird strikes during the fourth annual Manufacturing Expo Thursday at the Chico State University Bell Memorial Union. Chico >> It's likely that many of the students attending Thursday's Manufacturing Expo had never heard of manufacturing, couldn't say what is manufactured in their homes, and never dreamed of working for a manufacturer.

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  • Durham High football drops Pierce in D-IV semifinals, 27-7Durham High football drops Pierce in D-IV semifinals, 27-7

    Durham >> On a cold night, the second-seeded Durham High football team let it fly early then clamped down on No. 3 Pierce late, rolling up the visiting Bears 27-7 Friday night and earning its way back to the Northern Section Division IV final. The reward is just yet another showdown with top-seeded and unbeaten East Nicolaus (12-0) Wednesday before Thanksgiving in East Nicolaus.

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  • Sutter stops Gridley in D-III semifinalSutter stops Gridley in D-III semifinal

    Sutter >> With a stiff northerly wind whipping across Wayne Gadberry Field, Sutter High's football team decided to go old school on Friday night.There was no need for trickery or fancy gadget plays. Instead, the Huskies opted to leave things up to their running game to get things done, and it proved to be more than enough for them to punch a return ticket to the championship game.

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  • Pleasant Valley's Tuitele inks scholarship to University of ColoradoPleasant Valley's Tuitele inks scholarship to University of Colorado

    Chico >> The overwhelming emotions suddenly hit Sirena Tuitele and then the tears couldn't stop flowing. The Pleasant Valley High senior made her next move official as she signed a full-ride scholarship to play basketball for the University of Colorado on Friday afternoon in front her close friends, family and former coaches inside the school library.

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  • Security gate honors Chicoa s Abbey Road muralSecurity gate honors Chicoa s Abbey Road mural

    Aveed Khaki, who owner of Formal Education, stands with Old Chico Iron owners Grant Stephens and Tim Buckner in front of an iron gate the group created to memorialize Chico's famed Abbey Road mural of The Beatles Thursday in Chico. Chico >> A highly crafted iron gate was installed in front of Formal Education mens clothing store on Thursday in honor of - and memorializing - the adjacent Abbey Road mural.

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  • Downtown Chico Christmas Preview is Sunday - Action News NowDowntown Chico Christmas Preview is Sunday - Action News Now

    Action News NowDowntown Chico Christmas Preview is SundayAction News NowThere will be "on-street" performances by Childrens Choir of Chico, Sounds of the Valley Women's Chorus, Marsh Jr. High School Choir, Velvet Starlings, Notre Dame School Choir, Groove merchants and the CSU, Chico Low Brass Choir. That's in addition to ...and more »

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  • Chico State’s study abroad program ranks second in the nationChico State’s study abroad program ranks second in the nation

    The nonprofit educational and cultural exchange group Institute of International Education ranked Chico State in the top three universities for studying abroad. This is the second consecutive year as well as the ninth time in 10 years that the university has been ranked one of the nation’s top three universities for international studies, according to a press release. A total of 392 students from Chico studied abroad during the 2015-2016 academic year. “It means a lot to our program and staff that we are once again nationally ranked in a category that is representative of our mission for true immersion and individual growth,” said Jennifer Gruber, program’s coordinator in the press release. Chico State also welcomes students from around the globe. Over 600 students and 60 educators and scholars from 42 nations participated in the program in 2016-2017. Natalie Hanson can be reached at newseditor@theorion.com or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter.

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  • February trial date set for Chico man charged in motel homicideFebruary trial date set for Chico man charged in motel homicide

    Chico >> A February trial has been set for the man charged with murder in the strangulation death of a woman found hidden in a Chico motel room, according to Butte County Superior Court records. Judge Clare Keithley on Thursday scheduled a Feb. 5 trial date for 39-year-old Marc Valcarenghi, according to court documents.

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  • Love for the creekLove for the creek

    Walking behind the Chico Area Recreation and Parks District Center in Chico, near One-Mile Recreation Area, one might find a completely different scene than a few months ago. Old, overgrown blackberry bushes and shrubs between the path and neighboring Big Chico Creek have been cleared out, and piles of wood chips now block rogue trails headed to the creek.

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  • Plan lacks transparencyPlan lacks transparency

    Last week, leaders at the Torres Community Shelter asked the Chico City Council to slow things down when it comes to moving the centrally located Jesus Center to south Chico and creating a sort of homeless services clearinghouse on the same city-owned property surrounded primarily by commercial and industrial businesses. It's an ambitious project, based on what we heard from City Manager Mark Orme and Laura Cootsona, executive director of the Jesus Center.

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    Whether customers stop by for a quick meal-replacement shake on their way to work, come in for a free workout class or just want to hang out, Erin Johnson says her goal with ReFuel Nutrition is to create "a place for people to come together to become happy and healthy." ReFuel opened up at 206 Walnut St., Ste.

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  • Associated Students votes on the sale of water bottles on campusAssociated Students votes on the sale of water bottles on campus

    Associated Students Board of Directors voted against a student advisory measure to ban the sale of single-use water bottles on campus Thursday Nov.15. A motion to approve discontinuing the sale of plastic water bottles on campus was introduced by AS President Dylan Gray, during a meeting. The motion resulted in a vote of 2-6 by the AS student board. Gray voted to approve the motion. However, he said that the board of directors has a fiscal obligation to the self-sufficiency of the AS. In 2016, 2,996 students voted for the ban according to an advisory measure by the board of directors. Jamie Clyde, Associate Executive Director of the AS, informed the board that $480,000 would be lost over the next five years without water bottles. She said it may result in higher retail prices, reduced staffing and reduced service hours to make up for the net loss. The board of directors opted for a contract with PepsiCo that includes single-use water bottles. Christian Solis can be reached at newseditor@theorion.com or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

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  • Chico Freemasons hosting open house Nov. 18Chico Freemasons hosting open house Nov. 18

    The Chico Freemasons will host an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, in celebration of 300 years of Freemasonry globally, at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Ave. The local Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons No. 111 will provide information and answer questions about the organization and Chico lodge, one of the oldest in California.

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  • Alliance for Support and Education in Dying and Death meets Nov. 19Alliance for Support and Education in Dying and Death meets Nov. 19

    Learn about how to prepare for practical challenges related to decline and demise, from downsizing to death doulas, at the Sunday meeting of the Alliance for Support and Education in Dying and Death, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Aldebra Schroll, MD, and Cathy Gallentine, RN, will answer questions, offer encouragement and expand on the support and comfort doulas can offer to those who are facing end stages of life alone.

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  • Chico police make arrest in Halloween party shootingChico police make arrest in Halloween party shooting

    Chico >> Chico police announced Wednesday that a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a shooting that happened outside a Halloween house party in Chico. Police said the man, Tyrell Powers, 23, was identified as a suspect in the shooting that happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 in the area of the 700 block of Normal Avenue, south of Chico State University.

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  • Universities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth controlUniversities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth control

    On Oct. 6 The Trump Administration released a mandate issuing to expand the rights of employers to deny women insurance coverage for contraception and issued guidance on religious freedom that critics said could also erode civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This issue is crucial to the future of college health departments and how they choose to provide contraceptives to students. Notre Dame University took the opportunity to utilize this by denying woman birth control through the University. However, due to opposition within the community, this mandate was reversed. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, it leaves it up to the employer whether they will continue to provide birth control insurance. They will have to provide a 60-day notice if there will be changes to the birth control coverage. The administration released two rules; one offering an exception based on religious belief and one on moral beliefs. This means that any company holding religious or moral oppositions to birth control can choose to withhold contraceptive coverage from its employer altogether. llow employers, campuses, and third party issuers to opt out? Do the rules allow campuses to refuse the rule? Why is it broken up like this? The leaders of these respective entities aren’t necessarily called "presidents" either. Or is it "residents"?” class=”inline-comment collapsed”> “At this point, we aren’t yet seeing many effects,” says Sophia Navarro, VP of community and government relations for planned parenthood. Chico state has given no formal notice nor signs of reforming its current family pact method. The health center has yet to comment on the topic of the matter. “It seems the Trump administration continues to attack rights for women, and this is another way we are seeing it happen,” says Navvaro. “The best thing at this point we can do is to provide people with accurate info what their options are. Write letters to the university or school administration if you want to advocate for change. We are definitely seeing an uptick of folks concerned about their rights and changes.” Considering the retaliation that Notre Dame faced because of their reform, there have been many debates on the morality aspect of this issue. Chico State student and GSEC intern, Jane Raley, explained why a revocation of free access to contraceptives would be detrimental to students. “Free contraceptives are important for me and all students because they prevent unwanted pregnancy and help regulate my menstrual cycle, along with many other women,” Raley said. “It also helps with cramps and acne. Using birth control because you have sex should be something that no one should be ashamed of and fear of pregnancy shouldn’t be a punishment. This is why we can’t have it taken away from us.” Contact Northern CA action fund to ask universities to make the changes now about ensuring access to contraceptives in insurance plans for students who choose to do so. The number of further info is 925-887-5353. Natalie Hanson can be reached at newseditor@theorion.com or @theorion_news.

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  • Mains’l exhibit teaches art in a different wayMains’l exhibit teaches art in a different way

    Nestled between Cherry and Orange Streets is a simple blue warehouse that, at a first glance, seems insignificant. However, go through the door and there lies an art gallery filled with paintings, sculptures and many other kinds of media. This gallery is utilized by The 7th Street Center for the Arts which is owned by a company called Mains’l. Mains’l is a company that has been around since 1989 which, according to their website, provides “innovative person centered approaches to help you chart your course and identify which supports would be a good fit. You are in the captain’s chair — and we are your crew.” In other words, Mains’l specializes in supporting people who might need a little extra help. The main goal of Mains’l is to help people achieve a customized life of their choosing. According to their website, there are a few programs offered such as Person Centered Planning, Participant Directed Services, and Health and Wellness Services. Some of the main values of The 7th Street Center for the Arts are to ensure that all people are able to achieve a life of purpose and dignity, and having an outlet to express oneself creatively. Part of this includes teaching their students how to pursue a careers as artists. Artist Cory Smith now takes commission for his beautiful pet portrait paintings. Along with the art gallery, they provide performing arts opportunities including choir, poetry and dance classes, as well as journaling. The students are able to choose whether or not they would like to take part in any of these activities, but many of them decide to participate enthusiastically and passionately. One of their main goals is to integrate the students’ art into the greater Chico community and create a more whole society rather than separating people with different abilities from the rest of society. Art teacher, Morea “Mo” Martin, who started working at the foundation in April, says “That’s part of my job, to integrate them into the community, just as any other community member, as any other painter, as any other artist.” Slideshow • 6 PhotosCaitlyn YoungCody Glotfelty stands by his painting that can be seen in the gallery.Close $(document).ready(function() { $(function(){ $('.modal-photo409951').click(function() { var inst = $('[data-remodal-id=modal-photo409951]').remodal(); var photoids = '68324,68327,68326,68325,68328,68321'; var unique = '409951'; var storyid = '68318'; inst.open(); $.ajax({ url:'/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php', type:'POST', data:'action=getslideshow&photoids=' + photoids + '&unique=' + unique + '&storyid=' + storyid, success:function(results) { $('.photo-container409951').replaceWith(results); } }); }); }); $('#slideshowwrap409951').hover(function(){ $('.slideshow-enlarge').css('background', '#BD2031'); }, function(){ $('.slideshow-enlarge').css('background', '#000'); }) }); Many of the students have been selling their work in the gallery to earn money and pay for supplies used in the art classes. They have used many different mediums and have gotten extra creative when thinking of ways to recycle art materials. When the art center had leftover leis from a luau-themed party, they took off the flowers and painted over them to create a unique texture for their canvases. They also learn about art history, and how to utilize different media such as sculpture and papier-mache. Another main emphasis at the center is utilizing art as a form of therapy. Martin says “Especially for some people who have anxiety, it can be very relaxing. I put jazz on, and it creates a great calming environment.” Self expression through art has been found to improve a variety of emotional issues, including self-esteem problems, anxiety, and depression. “If there is a trauma being experienced, or an issue that day, they will paint it,” Martin said. The students are also able to get one-on-one time with their art teacher during the day to work without distractions that come alongside with being in a classroom. Go see their next art show and performance on Dec. 13 and 15 at 820 West 7th St. Caitlyn Young can be reached at artseditor@theorion.com or @Orion_CaitlynY on Twitter.

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  • Universities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth controlUniversities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth control

    On Oct. 6 The Trump Administration released a mandate issuing to expand the rights of employers to deny women insurance coverage for contraception and issued guidance on religious freedom that critics said could also erode civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This issue is crucial to the future of college health departments and how they choose to provide contraceptives to students. Notre Dame University took the opportunity to utilize this by denying woman birth control through the University. However, due to opposition within the community, this mandate was reversed. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, it leaves it up to the employer whether they will continue to provide birth control insurance. They will have to provide a 60-day notice if there will be changes to the birth control coverage. The administration released two rules; one offering an exception based on religious belief and one on moral beliefs. This means that any company holding religious or moral oppositions to birth control can choose to withhold contraceptive coverage from its employer altogether.  “At this point, we aren’t yet seeing many effects,” says Sophia Navarro, VP of community and government relations for planned parenthood. Chico state has given no formal notice nor signs of reforming its current family pact method. The health center has yet to comment on the topic of the matter. “It seems the Trump administration continues to attack rights for women, and this is another way we are seeing it happen,” says Navvaro. “The best thing at this point we can do is to provide people with accurate info what their options are. Write letters to the university or school administration if you want to advocate for change. We are definitely seeing an uptick of folks concerned about their rights and changes.” Considering the retaliation that Notre Dame faced because of their reform, there have been many debates on the morality aspect of this issue. Chico State student and GSEC intern, Jane Raley, explained why a revocation of free access to contraceptives would be detrimental to students. “Free contraceptives are important for me and all students because they prevent unwanted pregnancy and help regulate my menstrual cycle, along with many other women,” Raley said. “It also helps with cramps and acne. Using birth control because you have sex should be something that no one should be ashamed of and fear of pregnancy shouldn’t be a punishment. This is why we can’t have it taken away from us.” Contact Northern CA action fund to ask universities to make the changes now about ensuring access to contraceptives in insurance plans for students who choose to do so. The number of further info is 925-887-5353.

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  • Letter to: My future selfLetter to: My future self

    Dear future graduated Wildcat, I have so many questions for you that I don’t know where to even begin. But most importantly, are you happy? Did the setbacks or struggles life challenged you help you remain happy with yourself? I hope you never forgot about this during your college career with the major you decided to pursue. There is no wrong way of living your life when you truly trust yourself. I hope that philosophy is still with you. I hope it has taken you no more than five years to get that degree though! Did you learn how to manage all the “crazy” Chico parties and stay on track? The answer must be yes, of course, because well you are reading this and you are an official graduate. Remember you are living for the moment, and hold on to each memory as you go. Only hold onto the past when learning from it and nothing else. What really matters, is that you learned how to not blackout at the pre-game after freshman year. Seriously though, with each year you spent in college, I hope you learned more and more about yourself. Just by letting things fall into place and only stressing over situations that you do not have the power to control. Now that you are graduating, I cannot imagine all of what you acquired. Be proud of yourself, because you made it WildCat! Finally, all those late-night study sessions at the Meriam Library and the lethal amounts of caffeine consumed paid off. Do not stop here, because a new journey has just begun. Soon you will be reminiscing about your glory days as a college student in Chico, just living every day like a Friday. Do you plan on moving out of the crazy little town of Chico? I really hope you did because, after four years, it is about time to spread your wings and experience something new. Whatever cards that life has dealt you, I hope you learned how to play with them well. Now, go out and explore the world, do not be afraid of change or challenges because that is what builds your character. Take a look in the mirror and smile, because you made the full mile. Whenever you need a little boost of inspiration, channel the inner Willie Wildcat, “today decides tomorrow.” Danielle Cortes can be reached at opinioneditor@theorion.com or at theorion_news on Twitter.

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  • Chico State embraces unity at the annual Multicultural NightChico State embraces unity at the annual Multicultural Night

    On Friday, the Diversity Affairs Council hosted the Multicultural Night in the BMU Auditorium. The event featured performances from various multi-ethnic organizations on campus. The theme for the night was unity and each performance represented just that. Greek organizations performed various acts of stepping and dances. It was important for each organization to represent themselves and emphasize on cultural diversity. The Greek organizations that participated were: Epsilon Sigma Rho Multicultural Fraternity Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority Inc. Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. Upsilon Kappa Delta Multicultural Sorority Inc. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc. “Multicultural night is important to us because we are a multicultural fraternity and the only one on campus,” said Keandre Madkins-Hal, a member of Epsilon Sigma Rho Multicultural Fraternity Inc. “We believe that all cultures are important and should be celebrated, especially during a time where we want to uplift and help all cultures embrace their differences and recognize that they only make us stronger.” Epsilon Sigma Rho Multicultural Fraternity Inc. performed a series of step dances that had the crowd going wild. “Overall, the event was wonderful and a great way to show various cultures,” said Madkins-Hal. “Everyone that I have talked to about the event loved it.” Other communities that performed included FASO, TADO, UKD, HSA, Envy dance team and Full Force dance team. A lot of emphasis was focused on Hip-Hop, Latin, Asian and African music, as well as language and dance. “I love how other multicultural fraternities and organizations came together and supported each other,” said Cynthia Sarabia, a member of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority. Before their performance, a video clip centered around unity among minority groups such as the LGBTQ, Black Lives Matter, and support for DACA was shown. The sorority also included dances with machetes, stepping and strolling. Another focus point for the night was to demonstrate important messages of solidarity. “It’s not very diverse at Chico State and this gives us an opportunity to shine and show everyone what we got,” said Dulce Duque-Pineda, a member of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority. The sorority also pointed out how dances that included stepping and strolling originally started within the African American community. Multicultural awareness is one of their founding pillars and recognition of cultural history is important to them. The highlight of the night was when the Full Force Dance Team ended the night with a killer Hip-Hop performance that had the crowd up on their feet. Multicultural night was an event that was very needed on our campus. A lot of students sometimes feel excluded and underrepresented in an environment that doesn’t showcase various cultures. The Diversity Affairs Council does a great job at putting together events like these for everyone to enjoy. Representation and inclusion is crucial at a university campus and it’s our responsibility to recognize, celebrate and unify each other. Niyat Teferi can be reached at artseditor@theorion.com or @Tayintee on Twitter.

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  • Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground upEngineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

    It wasn’t in his nature to sit back and allow things to just happen for him. As the hands-on child he was, taking things apart and reassembling them just made sense. College didn’t seem like it fit in the cards until he saw the freedom and opportunities it opened. Part-time sustainable manufacturing engineering student and owner of TOKA Branding, Aaron Bursten, started his sustainable laser cutting business from the ground up. “I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur,” Bursten said. “I’ve always been a big believer of making your own destiny, being able to make your own decisions and having those decisions pay off rather than waiting around.” Throughout high school, Bursten felt he always wanted to contribute to businesses he worked for in significant ways. During that same time, he started a lighting business with the help of a partner. This demonstrated his self-starting skills that would take the forefront just years later. Seeing the hands-on person Bursten was, he was asked by non-profit organization CEAS Collective to make a prototype for a promotional product in his early college career. From then on he would continue to use his technical skills that would eventually lead him into his current focus, the TOKA Branding business. TOKA Branding, a business-to-business service that is based on creating high quality handcrafted promotional products, has a mission to start conversations with its unique pieces. Its foundation began from the comfort of the Ideas Fab Lab in Chico before Bursten moved to his garage for six months and eventually decided on investing over $25,000 into his own rented space and equipment on Nord Avenue. “The Fab Lab is definitely a good place to get your foot in the door,” Bursten said. “I was able to use their tools, and learn the machines so I know exactly what I need to know when I buy the machine myself.” The Ideas Fab Lab in Chico is a member-driven makerspace for artists to meet and collaborate. It provided Bursten with the opportunity to rent laser-cutting equipment for a monthly fee of $30. Through this subscription, Bursten was able to slowly begin his promotional production creations that varied from small engraved keychains to store front signage to engraved leather goods. TOKA Branding’s Instagram reach expanded the Chico-based business to manage out-of-state clients from Arizona, Colorado and Washington. TOKA Branding crosses various industries creating custom products for Earthen Farm’s jars and lids, local Geology Rocks promotional sign, Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and more. “It’s definitely nice to dip my foot in all of these different industries and really learn what everyone’s looking for,” Bursten said.   The process of using client logos and transposing them onto whichever surface they choose involves a subtractive manufacturing laser-cutter and a computer numerical control (CNC) router machine. The CNC router machine handles more dense material as opposed to the laser-cutter. The laser-cutter works much like a printer by designing intricate details with high-powered lasers, which sends a laser pulse through to frame images. By adjusting settings, the images and results can be manipulated to formulate a unique end-product. Bursten focuses on making end-products that will last more than a lifetime and be sustainable for the planet and its consumers. Sustainable and non-toxic stains such as Milk Paint are used to keep customers and employees safe in the long-run. Bursten plans to keep building TOKA Branding after he receives his bachelor’s degree into a self-sustaining business. Once he graduates, he plans to pursue TOKA Branding full-time and possibly open another business. Bursten launched a business that attracted and sustained loyal repeat clients. The demand for his products led him to expanding his business to hiring the first employee, Christian Doll, this summer. “When I first started I said, ‘Yeah, I think I can do that.’ Now it’s like ‘I know I can do that and I know I can do it better than anyone else.'” Alejandra Solorio can be reached at artseditor@theorion.com or @alesolorio8 on Twitter.    

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  • Wildcat of the weekWildcat of the week

    Colby Dean is a senior on the men’s golf team. He has six top-ten finishes in his career so far, and 12 finishes in the top 20. He won the Interwest Wildcat Classic in early October, and is the leader of a young but experienced Chico State team. Dean plans to build on his solid foundation in his final season. What got you into golfing and what kept you interested in the sport? My grandpa got me into playing golf. I stayed interested because of the fact that golf is impossible to be perfect at. Knowing that there will always be something to improve on everyday is what keeps me going back for more. Why did you decide to attend Chico State? I knew that coming to Chico would give me the opportunity to compete for a national title year-in and year-out. Also playing in warm weather year-round was a huge plus for me. You’re originally from Idaho. How much different is living in Chico, and was the move hard for you at first? There are a few similarities since both cities allow you to do a lot of outdoor activities because there’s so much open space, but the main difference is the weather. I can only golf for about 9 months out of the year in Idaho, while in Chico I can golf year-round. Yeah it was pretty hard at first not being around my family, but I got used to it after a couple weeks and couldn’t be happier to be here in Chico. Knowing that the Chico State golf team has had so much success before you, how does it feel to be the leader of a very talented team this year? Its a satisfying feeling knowing my years of hard work here are paying off, but more importantly its a motivating feeling and a feeling I will never take for granted. I try to set the best example for the rest of my teammates, whether that’s on or off the course. Patrick Pace can be reached at sportseditor@theorion.com or @theorion_sports on Twitter.

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  • Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAAGary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

    Coach Gary Towne has finished his 22nd season as head coach of the Chico State men’s and women’s cross country teams. Towne coaches the distance runners year round, as he also coaches the distance runners for the track team. Towne has turned the cross country program around since taking over in 1996, taking both the men’s and women’s teams to the NCAA championships every year since 1999. With this success, Coach Towne has just been awarded his 22nd straight Cross Country Coach of the Year by the CCAA. After taking over an underperforming team in 1996, Coach Towne has used his personal experience as a runner for Chico State to turn the team around. Towne says that it is all about the goals you set for your team. “When I was on the team here before coaching, the NCAA championships were not even on our radar. We weren’t in a place where we were aspiring to be as good as we could be or aspiring to run at the National level. If your goals are set low, then you’re happy to finish mid conference (which we were).” Towne has taken this motto and set higher goals for his teams. As a runner at Chico State, one thing that disappointed Towne was that as a senior, their coach didn’t take them to the regional championships, which is a meet any division II team can compete in. However, not everything is easy as a coach. While most coaches only coach men’s or women’s, Coach Towne has the unique perspective of coaching and recruiting both. Towne says that the limitations with recruiting in division II are definitely his biggest struggle as coach of the Wildcats. “I’m up against a lot of schools, with a lot of funding in recruiting. We’re working on fundraising more but more often than not we are getting priced out, most often on the women’s side.” Towne has made quite a legacy in Chico. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Chico State in 1991, he stayed at Chico State to earn his master’s in physical education in 1996. While applying for jobs all over the country, Towne was looking at the possibility of coaching high school. This was when the job at Chico State opened up, and he has been here ever since. What has kept Towne in Chico and stopped him from leaving to a potential division I school? A lot of things. Being able to ride his bicycle everyday to work is a huge thing for Towne and Chico provides a great life for a cyclist. This is the one thing outside of cross-country that Towne has pondered what if. In regards to coaching in Chico, Chico is a great setting for distance running and Towne attributes his teams’ success partially to this. “We have been able to build really good teams over the years partially because the natural environment here in Bidwell Park, as well as the mountains just adjacent to town, said Towne.” Towne has a perspective from a player and a coach at Chico State and he does have advice for a successful career at Chico State. He wishes he would’ve valued on campus resources more and more than anything, he hopes athletes value the excellent education they’re receiving at Chico State. Justin Couchot can be reached at sportseditor@theorion.com or @JCouchot_Sports on Twitter.

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  • Starving Student: Heaps of noodles served at Chinese restaurantStarving Student: Heaps of noodles served at Chinese restaurant

    Kasey specifically always wants noodles. She has been on a hunt for the best Chinese noodles in Chico since she moved here a little more than two years ago.

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