Thursday, February 07, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

8,900 votes wait to be counted in Butte County

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

OROVILLE -- While the Butte County Web site says 100 percent of the vote was counted Tuesday night, it could be four weeks before all of the ballots are counted.

A look at how voters voted locally, across state

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 04:25 PM CST

Local voters' picks in the Democratic and Republican parties' presidential primaries matched statewide results, but differed on four of the seven statewide propositions.

Art Brief: Avenue 9 displays art of David Mallory

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:12 PM CST

Visitors to Chico's Avenue 9 Gallery's "David Mallory at Home and Abroad" exhibit will see how locations that range from Chico waterways to rugged hills of Spain and the high desert of Mexico have affected his paintings.

Art Brief: Crux seeing all-yellow on Friday

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Crux Artist Collective will host an art show and showcase, 7-11 p.m. Friday for its Yellow Art Show. Several theatrical performances and ambient music by Holger Honda will add to the atmosphere.

Art Brief: Tom Joslin's big landscapes featured at Chico Paper Company

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:10 PM CST

Born and raised in Alaska, local large-scale landscape oil painter Tom Joslin is one of February's featured artists at Chico Paper Company.

Biblio File Book Review: How tweet it is — An anthology of ornithology from a Chico State professor

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:10 PM CST

Roger Lederer, emeritus professor of biological sciences at Chico State University, and the school's first Jack Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy, has just published a full-color compendium of bird lore that's a must-have for kids and

Butte County vote total will grow

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 11:59 AM CST

OROVILLE — While the Butte County Web site says 100 percent of the precinct vote was counted Tuesday night, that doesn't mean all of the ballots cast have been tallied.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 7, 2008

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Buzz Editor's Column: Nielsen ratings participation follow-up — The thrill is gone

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Last week I promised to "humbly carry out my duty, for Nielsen and country," and by golly I'm still doing so.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 7, 2008

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Thursday, Feb. 7 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by People of the Oaks, Mute Witness, Belda Beast.

Check It Out: Generation Y gets its answers in the library

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

What age group makes the most use of public libraries? According to a recent report from Pew Research, it's young adults in tech-loving Generation Y, ages 18-30.

Collision closes Highway 70

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 08:57 PM CST

Two people were injured in a collision that has the southbound lane of Highway 70 closed just below Jarbo Gap.

Daily Planner: February 7

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Performances THEATRE ON THE RIDGE: 7:30 p.m. "Baby." 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. Story of three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and funny consequences of this universal experience.

Daily Planner: February 8

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Events NORCAL CENTER ON DEAFNESS SPAGHETTI FEED AND BINGO NIGHT: 6-7:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30-9 p.m. Bingo.

Durham school security up for discussion

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

DURHAM -- Policies that apply to school security — covering such things as the use of surveillance cameras on campus and buses — will go before the Durham Unified School District Board of Trustees tonight.

Early traffic: Things looking good

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 09:15 AM CST

While things can always change in seconds, early traffic is looking good as of 7:15 a.m. today. No significant traffic problems have been reported in Butte or Glenn counties.

Editorial: Voters not fooled by political trick

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Money wins elections, but California voters deserve intelligence points for knowing when they're being taken.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Fuller has picked up her pace

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

The scoring column has been getting fuller lately for Champion Christian forward Camille Fuller. Most of it can be attributed to her being more full of herself.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'There Will Be Blood' rocks reviewers at the Pageant

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

"There Will Be Blood" stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an oil prospector obsessed with finding black gold in early California.

Indictments handed down in murder-for-hire case

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

A federal grand jury in Sacramento has returned an indictment charging Ann Marie Linscott, 48, with three counts of using interstate commerce to solicit someone to kill an Oroville woman.

Leland Gordon column 'The Nosebleed Section': Scholarships are nice, not mandatory

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

National Letters of Intent are nothing to scoff at. After all, it takes prep athletes years and years of hard work and then the effort to market themselves in order to get one.

Letters: Sentence too stringent

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

I was saddened to hear that Gregory Wright's attorney convinced him to plead to 22 years in prison but am now encouraged to see that Wright's mom is fighting for her son.

Letters: That's entertainment?

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

"Tell It to the E-R" too often produces a black mark on an otherwise excellent newspaper. The editorial staff has once again used iniquitous, wrongheaded judgment printing a phone message in "Tell It.

Letters: Wright railroaded

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Gregory Wright's mother broke into tears of shock and grief when she saw his attorney go forward with the plea of no contest.

Local Red Cross chapter finds new home

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

The Butte County office of the American Red Cross has a new home and a new partner that should make the agency work more efficiently, better serving disaster victims locally and nationwide.

Local Roundup: Braves boys move into first in MVLS

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

Craig Lohse had 13 points and five assists and A.J. Gonzales had 13 points and seven rebounds as the Hamilton High boys basketball team avenged its only league loss with a 57-39 home romp over Esparto to move into a first-place tie in the Mid-Valley

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Valencia plays hard as floor leader for Eagles

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

PRINCETON — Watching Logan Valencia practice with his Princeton High teammates, it's obvious that he works hard and plays hard.

Music Brief: Clinton's Funkadelic hits Chico Saturday

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

George Clinton has been kicking out the funk for almost 40 years. Saturday, the 66-year-old Clinton brings his Parliament Funkadelic ensemble to Chico's Senator Theatre, courtesy of JMax Productions.

Music Brief: Midnight tecnho at Panama's

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:12 PM CST

Chico's Holger Honda (aka Hjalmar Hake) will perform live and on the turntables at midnight Saturday at Panama's.

Music Brief: Miss Derringer's punk-pop gothic sounds at Nick's

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Liz McGrath brings her band, Miss Derringer to Nick's Night Club in Chico. Tonight's show, which also features The Zombats, is set for 9:30 p.

Music Preview: Groundation brings groove-based reggae to Chico State

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:06 PM CST

Groundation is a roots reggae band that has gained an international following since forming in 1998, when three music majors, Marcus Urani, Ryan Newman and Harrison Stafford, came together at Sonoma State College to form the core of the group.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080206.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 09:14 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Grand jury indites woman in murder-for-hire case; Final tally from Tuesday's election could take a month; North Chico residents concerned about scam; and more.

North State Voices: One extraordinary person can change a life

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Every now and then, the good Lord shines down upon me. Good fortune reigns in my life. A knight in shining armor appears.

Paradise schools to improve snow day response

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

PARADISE -- Although not ready to decide how many days to add onto Paradise Unified School District's school year, Superintendent Steve Jennings is ready to discuss how to react differently on future snow days.

Performing Arts Brief: 'Rhythm 'n Motion' cavalcade of dancing kids delights audiences

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:06 PM CST

PARADISE — Dozens of young dancers Friday and Saturday offered a remarkable assortment of steps and styles at "Rhythm 'n Motion" at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Performing Arts Brief: Lizardo and friends combines music, theater and fashion for 'Eyelash Lake'

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:10 PM CST

The brainchild of Chico singer-songwriter, artist and fashionista Erin Lizardo, "Eyelash Lake" will offer attendees music, theater, fashion and art at 1078 Gallery, 8 p.

Roadrunner women slip up

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

Sports wisdom has always had that one rule about maintained poise being the key to winning a championship.

School time

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

Honors The Pleasant Valley High School Academic Decathlon team won the Butte County competition Saturday and will compete at the state level next month.

Sierra Cascade Girl Scout Council morphs into larger nor-cal unit

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

There have been changes at the council level for Girl Scouts in the north state as well as across the nation, but chances are Brownies, Scouts and Cadets the council serves won't notice a difference.

Solicitations smell like a scam, neighbors say

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

A young man or woman comes to your door and tells you they're selling books, or maybe magazine subscriptions, to pay for a school-related trip.

Theater Brief: Smoking gun of fun promised at Blue Room

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:12 PM CST

"Booze, bullets and bust lines," proclaims a bazaar press release in advance of "Billy and the Kid," a two-weekend late-night special event sandwiched in between two Blue Room Theatre seasonal offerings.

Theater Preview: Rogue's 'Killer Joe' is a guaranteed thriller

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:07 PM CST

"Killer Joe," which Chico's Rogue Theatre describes as "white-trash gothic with a comic-book spin," is reminiscent of a classic 1950s thriller set in contemporary Texas, with numerous twists and turns.

Three companies indicted over contaminated pet food

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two Chinese businesses and a U.S. company were indicted Wednesday in the tainted pet food incidents that killed potentially thousands of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

Yuba DMV renovations may affect offices here

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

Department of Motor Vehicle offices in Butte and Colusa counties may have to pick up the slack when the DMV facility in Yuba City closes later this month for renovations.


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