March 5, 1991
A Chico man was sentenced Monday to a year in jail for his role in last May's Rancho Chico Days rioting. Superior Court Judge Lloyd Mulkey gave the sentence, the maximum allowed, to Robert Rasmussen, 28, who was convicted last month on misdemeanor charges of assault on a peace officer and rioting. Rasmussen had been charged with felony assault on a peace officer but jurors convicted him on the misdemeanor charge instead. He was accused of throwing a rock at police.
May 26, 1990 |
Rioting during the Rancho Chico Days weekend this month cost the city about $80,000 in directly related expenses, officials estimate. The Chico City Council was advised of the sum this week during a hearing on whether to continue the annual spring celebration or to scrap it because of heavy drinking and disturbances. Rioting during the May 4-6 weekend resulted in 93 arrests of young people, many of them students at Cal State Chico.
May 10, 1990 |
Four people have filed complaints that police used excessive force to quell a drunken rampage by 1,000 beer-swilling youths last weekend, Police Chief John Bullerjahn said Wednesday. Bullerjahn said police will investigate the complaints, but declined to discuss details of the incidents. He blamed the riot squarely on the 94 people arrested during the two-day clash that marred the city's annual spring celebration, Rancho Chico Days.
May 6, 1990 |
A party outside a student apartment complex near Cal State Chico erupted into a violent confrontation between revelers and police that resulted in 65 arrests and several dozen minor injuries, authorities said Saturday. Chico police, joined by reinforcements from more than a dozen neighboring law enforcement agencies, struggled for 5 1/2 hours to control the crowd that swelled from 500 people late Friday to more than 1,000 before dawn on Saturday, authorities said.
May 1, 1990 |
An annual college festival at Cal Poly that began in 1933 was canceled indefinitely Monday by campus officials after a weekend of rioting that led to about 110 arrests and caused more than 100 injuries. After a meeting Monday of San Luis Obispo civic leaders, campus officials and students, university President Warren Baker announced that the festival--called Poly Royal--will be canceled next year. Its future then will be reviewed.
April 30, 1990 |
Civic leaders, Cal Poly officials and the school's students plan to meet today to begin assessing the future of Poly Royal, an annual campus festival marred by two straight nights of rioting last weekend. About 110 youths were arrested and 100 injured in the disturbances, authorities and hospital officials said. One Cal Poly student suffered a serious head injury and was listed in stable condition Sunday night at a local hospital.