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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Businesses not happy over proposed fee increases by school district

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Members of the business community were not happy over the idea of the Chico Unified School District raising fees at a time when the housing industry and the economy is soft.

California Nut Festival ready to come out of its shell

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

The almond blossoms are nearly ready to pop open in the now dormant Central Valley orchards. With an annual value of more than $100 million in Butte County, the orchards are workplaces for many.

City talks to business, economic development people about future

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Business owners and economic development leaders weighed-in Thursday with their take on Chico as part of the General Plan update process.

Early traffic: Everything looking good

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 09:42 AM CST

Roads are clear and the skies are sunny this morning. As of 7:30 a.m. today there were no reported traffic problems in Butte or Glenn county.

Editorial: Hits and Misses - Our take on the week on news

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

HIT -- Now that the Feb. 5 is behind us -- except for those workers still counting ballots at the county elections office -- it's time to look ahead to the June 3 primary.

Firefighters asking you to 'Fill the Boot' today for char

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Today, for the 12th consecutive year, firefighters in Chico and Paradise will be asked citizens to "Fill the Boot for Burns," a fundraiser to assist child and adult burn survivors.

Firefighters asking you to 'Fill the Boot' today for charity

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Today, for the 12th consecutive year, firefighters in Chico and Paradise will be asked citizens to "Fill the Boot for Burns," a fundraiser to assist child and adult burn survivors.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Greatest," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Fundraiser for nature-based kids program will feature noted musician

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Kids and Creeks, a Chico nonprofit that works with schools to promote science education and watershed health, is hosting a fundraiser tonight at the El Rey Theatre.

Illinois gunman's deadly rampage baffles many who knew him; police had 'no indications at all'

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 05:53 PM CST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — If there is such a thing as a profile of a mass murderer, Steven Kazmierczak didn't fit it: outstanding student, engaging, polite and industrious, with what looked like a bright future in the criminal justice field.

LEtters: Voters jumped the gun

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

There's talk in the media now that Hillary Clinton's victory over Barack Obama in the California Democratic Primary was in large measure due to absentee ballots.

Las Plumas gets closer to Sutter but can't close gap

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Despite being down early, the Las Plumas High boys basketball team rallied at the end, but just didn't have enough time to overcome Sutter on Friday night.

Letters: Follow Christ's example

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

Determined and sincere politicians make promises that reflect virtues of character. In Christianity, there is the founder of a teaching, whose absolute truth is paramount.

Letters: Make room for Liedel

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

I'm just wondering if the coach for the Chico State University baseball team has decided his infield.

Letters: Meals on Wheels improve

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

I was very hesitant to sign up for (and receive) that local public service program, Meals on Wheels. I remembered the baloney sandwiches, chips, fruit, milk or juice — maybe a Twinkie once in a while — that used to make up those meals.

Letters: So much for conservatism

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

Monday's E-R editorial lauds Sen. John McCain as a "solid conservative," citing instances in which he has proven his conservative credentials.

Local Briefs

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Suspects in Wal-Mart robbery caught CORNING — Two men being sought in connection with the armed abduction and robbery last year of a woman in the Chico Wal-Mart parking lot were captured Friday after robbing a Corning business.

Local Roundup: Wildcats lose solo grasp on CCAA lead

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

A rough first half of shooting and a lack of inside presence doomed the No. 13 Chico State women's basketball team in a crucial 61-51 California Collegiate Athletic Association loss to Cal State San Bernardino on Friday in San Bernardino.

Mendocino Forest officials need old photos, memorabilia for centennial

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

WILLOWS — Mendocino National Forest will celebrate its 100th birthday this year, and forest officials are looking for historic articles, memorabilia and photographs from the public to help commemorate the anniversary.

Neighborhood terror pit bull will be confined, not killed

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

A female pit bull that neighbors said has been terrorizing an area near Hooker Oak Avenue and Redwood Way for at least a year has been ordered confined at home, but won't be put down.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080215.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 08:37 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Business owners weigh in on Chico General Plan; Owner of allegedly vicious pit bull agrees to keep dog confined while indoors; Businesses unhappy with Chico school district's developer fee plan; And more.

PV comes away with easy win

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

With a 21-game losing streak hanging over their heads, the Paradise High boys basketball players came to Varley Gym knowing that after 32 minutes of play, the streak could become history.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a six-week DVD study, "Jesus Christ for the Third Millennium," starting Sunday.

Ridge church sends workers to build home in Mexico

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

For 18 years the Garcias lived in a house in Mexico with no bathroom, no running water and a roof that didn't always protect against the elements.

Roadrunners' execution matches effort in comeback win

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Proving that there's always help for the helpful, the Butte College baseball team turned around a nonconference comeback victory Friday afternoon after mistakes cost Solano its early four-run lead.

Sidelines: Chico Bigfoot end season today

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The Chico Bigfoot end their regular season today with a game at 2:30 p.m. at Off The Wall Soccer against Estadio Azteca.

Spring in winter

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Kim Heath, 26, of Chico reads a book as she watches her 3 month-old beagle, Bagel, enjoy the sunny spring-like weather in winter Friday at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park.

Upper park call boxes down for repairs

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 05:51 PM CST

Emergency yellow call boxes at Salmon Hole and Bear Hole will not be available to visitors in upper Bidwell Park this weekend.

Willows Unified starts budget-trimming discussions

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

WILLOWS — Financially strapped Willows Unified School District forged ahead Thursday in the first of two scheduled meetings to trim the budget for the upcoming school year.

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