We’re back! Police calls increase as Chico State Students return



Alcohol-fueled fights downtown   Huge house parties.  Girls and guys gone wild, means the kids are back in town with no home work

Chico State‘s Reputation as a party school is intact.

Chico, California is 82 miles northeast of  Sacramento.  Nearly 90,000 people live in the city.   16,000 Students attend the University

On a typical summer weekend night the police department receives 250 to 300 calls  last weekend the police department received 480 calls.

One of the more interesting calls was at 2:30am Sunday, an Amtrack train was stopped at West 2nd Street loading passengers when two suspects threw traffic cones in front of it.  After the engineer yelled at the suspects who moved from cones to rocks.  The two began throwing rocks at the engineer.   Chico police arrested one of the two suspects who is an 18 year old student at the University.     Despite the small increase in calls, Chico,California is a nice and safe city.

Chico State is the second oldest campus in the twenty-three-campus California State University system

Bidwell Mansion

Did you know……..

Bidwell park is the 13th largest municipally-owned park in the country?

( which makes up over 17% of the city)

In 2006. Farmers Insurance ranked Chico 17, on the  list of Most Secure Cities (2006) for cities under 150,000

Rated No. 16 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003

Chico was ranked No. 1 in Forbes Magazine‘s “Best Places in America” (May 2000).

Chico was ranked 13th in Money.Com’s “Best Places to Live” survey in 1999.


Sources: Wikipedia and Chico Enterprise Record

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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