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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

10:40 a.m. Traffic: Highway 149 back in operation

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 12:45 PM CST

About half an hour after a spill of plastic water bottles closed Highway 149, just east of the Highway 99 interchange, the road was reopened.

Art Brief: Nut Festival art show reception is Saturday

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

The 2008 California Nut Festival Art Show, featuring plein air works by local artists, is on display at Chico's Art Etc.

Art Feature: John Ayres' early works, portraits of a young professor

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:38 PM CST

Chico art lovers have an opportunity to view art of the highest quality at the James Snidle Gallery, as it exhibits early works by Chico State University professor emeritus John C.

Arts Brief: Chico's Ashley Everett dances at the Grammys

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Chico native Ashley Everett, who was one of Beyonce's dancers on her 2007 world tour, was on stage at Sunday's Grammy Awards, dancing with Beyonce and Tina Turner during an energetic rendition of "Proud Mary.

Ballet Review: Les Ballets Trockadero far more than a gag group

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:39 PM CST

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo, a company of virile ballerinas, graced the Laxson Auditorium stage with perfectly executed pirouettes, leaps and lifts on Feb.

Biblio File Book Review: The story of Not in Our Town Glenn County by a former 'drug dummy'

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

As Willows resident James C. Bettencourt tells it, he was oblivious to the rampant abuse of alcohol and methamphetamine among young teen-agers.

Burkland eschews standard city manager perks

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Eschewing any standard perks, Chico's newest city manager will begin his duration making less than he could have.

Butte men trying to establish winner warmth

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 04:34 AM CST

Every game from here on out is crucial for the Butte College men's basketball team, but tonight's at home against Redwoods can be viewed specifically as a gauge for where the Roadrunners pulse is going into the season's final stretch.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 14, 2008

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 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 Arts and Entertainment Briefs: Feb. 14, 2008

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Fusion of student art on display at Chico Art Center Chico Art Center is hosting "Creative Fusion 4," its annual student art show, through March 4.

Buzz Editor's Column: 50th edition of the Grammys bridges new with nostalgic

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:39 PM CST

I enjoyed Sunday's Grammy Awards broadcast. I really did. Except for Kanye West flaunting his overblown image of self-importance, the 50th edition of the Grammys offered performances from a fine mix of old stars and new, from across musical genres.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 14-20, 2008

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Thursday, Feb. 14 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live "unplugged" music by trio featuring Big Mo, Bob Littell and Volker Strifler.

CUSD budget cuts could hit electives hard

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Chico Unified School District will put jobs on the line and eliminate a significant number of them. The list of possible layoffs could severely impact junior high school and high school electives.

Cameras take photos of bank robbery suspect

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 05:18 AM CST

Chico police are looking for a bank robber who showed up at the Umpqua Bank branch on Pillsbury Road Friday prepared make off with a lot of cash.

Chico man dies in Highway 32 crash

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

A Chico man critically injured in a crash on Highway 32 at Santos Ranch Road just after noon Wednesday, died about four hours later at Enloe Medical Center.

Chicoans help young Iraqi woman injured in the war

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

The young woman's voice was hard to hear over the phone, and she spoke in her native tongue. Even so, Monica O'Neil and Mary Younan of Chico were thrilled to actually hear Noora, an injured 19-year-old Iraqi woman they've been working to help since

Concert Review: George Clinton and his funky Mothership rock the Senator Theatre

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:37 PM CST

The Mothership landed in Chico Saturday night, as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic brought the funk to the Senator Theatre, courtesy of J-Max Productions.

Corrections

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

An article on page 3C in Wednesday's paper should have stated that the Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team won the Eastern Athletic League championship last year.

Daily Planner: February 14

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Events BELL MEMORIAL UNION, CHICO STATE: 6 p.m. Valentine's Day dinner, music by Holly Taylor and Eric Peter Jazz Duo, $25.

Daily Planner: February 15

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Events EDUCATIONAL JAM/SHOWCASE: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Sierra Room, The Terraces, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Chico.

Downed power lines cleared; I-5 now open

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 05:06 PM CST

WILLIAMS — Power lines knocked down by high winds closed Interstate 5 just north of Highway 20 in both directions earlier today.

Editorial: Debate should stick to facts

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

There are issues in Chico that make us hike our eyebrows and roll our eyes. These issues are emotional wars between critics and supporters.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Barrett has grown right into key role

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Ashley Barrett used to watch the varsity basketball players at Chico High when she was younger, wishing that some day she could be just like them.

Hamilton High School facing job cuts

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — For the first time in nine years, Hamilton Union High School District is poised to send layoff warning notices to staff and cut some athletics and other programs in the fall.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'Cloverfield' is Blair-Witch-meets-Godzilla film

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

"Cloverfield" is about young people trying to escape Manhattan after something has started destroying buildings and killing people.

Hornets can't get Carter in PV win

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

Standing a foot shorter than Enterprise's 6-foot-8 behemoth Shane Zink, Pleasant Valley's Anthony Carter found a way to overshadow him.

Leland Gordon's 'Nosebleed Section" column: Show passion for preps online

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

There's an opportunity to bash prep athletes, prep sports writers, editors and anything else in the world on our Web site now.

Letter: Generosity changes lives

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

The Chico Firefighters Association Local 2734 would like to sincerely thank all of the many community members and local businesses who donated money, toys, coats and food to make the 12th annual Chico Firefighters Adopt-A-Family Toy and Food Drive

Letter: Teen shouldn't have been sentenced

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

I am writing this letter in regards to the Las Plumas High School student who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for taking a gun to school and holding some of his classmates hostage over a relationship with his girlfriend gone bad.

Letter: Those houses look familiar

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Oh my, oh dear. I got out my Monopoly game the other day and several of the housing pieces were missing.

Letter: Why is Lake Oroville so low?

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

I find it curious that with all the reporting on the unusually low level of Lake Oroville, considering the huge amount of rain and snow we had, that nobody has mentioned the fact that the Department of Water Resources was letting out water at a

Local Roundup: Braves, Los Molinos set for MVLS battle

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

The Los Molinos High boys basketball team set up a crucial Mid-Valley League South showdown Friday with Hamilton by beating Mercy 53-43 at home Wednesday night.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Simons on verge of name recognition

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Orland High wrestler Justin Simons is rarely called by his correct name, which is pronounced "Simmons.

Man badly injured in crash east of Chico

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 04:10 PM CST

A man was critically injured in a two-car collision on Highway 32 at Santos Ranch Road at 12:20 p.m. today.

Movie Brief: Michael Moore shows Chico State Wildcat pride

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:38 PM CST

With likely a closet full of ball caps to choose from, filmmaker Michael Moore chose to wear a Chico State cap while addressing the media in New York City Saturday prior to a Writers Guild of America East membership meeting to discuss the

Music Feature: Oroville family band Feedbac brings love and music

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:36 PM CST

Feedbac is truly a family affair, with four siblings, an in-law and "common-law" family member making up this Oroville-based band.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080213.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 09:14 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Winds buffet north valley; Chico school board looking at cutbacks; Local school newspaper may be on chopping block; And more.

Noon &mdash; High winds causing trouble

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 01:56 PM CST

High winds are again buffeting the north valley bringing down power and phone lines and causing traffic problems throughout the region.

North State Voices: Are potato chips part of a healthy diet?

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

OK, I admit it. Some of my diet consists of food-like substances. You know, the stuff that has modified food starch with sodium benzoate and guar gum in it.

Pawprints boutique offers tax-free sales Feb. 26

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Pawprints Quality Thrift Boutique will honor Spay Day USA by not charging sales tax Feb. 26. The store at 1346 Longfellow Ave.

Performing Arts Brief: Laxson to host seldom-told Hawaiian story Tuesday

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Maui hula master Hokulani Holt will take the Laxson Auditorium audience back to ancient Hawaii at 7:30 p.

Pleasant Valley High School newspaper may not print next year

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

A group of Pleasant Valley High School students stay after school every day, doing work they couldn't get done during the school day.

Puppet-making workshop is open downtown

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Some 30 people attended Chico Peace and Justice Center's workshop Saturday to learn how to construct a series of giant puppets to be used during the center's fifth anniversary observance of the war in Iraq.

School time

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

Events Durham Unified School District will observe Presidents' holidays today, Friday and Monday. A parent visitation day will be held at Hamilton High School Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.

Students write about Jan. 4 storm

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

The following stories were written by Pleasant Valley High School journalism students. Storm mutilates Chico By Deirdre Deniz The first storm of the new year dealt a heavy blow to the city of Chico.

The community to celebrate the life of Matt Hogan on Saturday

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:39 PM CST

Fashioned after an epic memorial that took place for another Chico musical icon, John LaPado, a public tribute to Matt Hogan is set for 1 p.

Three view for supervisor's seat

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

Three individuals have taken the first steps toward becoming candidates for the 4th District Butte County supervisor's seat.

Traffic bottleneck

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

Traffic on Highway 149 passes by a slew of plastic bottles released from a RePlant Recycling truck that had its rear door unexpectedly fly open Wednesday.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 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.

Willows Council sends container ordinance back to commission

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

WILLOWS — The Willows City Council Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposed ordinance that would have banned metal shipping containers from property within the city limits.

Wind whips through region

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Powerful winds that whipped through region Tuesday and overnight, are expected to be with us through midmorning today.

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