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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Blaze consumes storage building behind restaurant

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 11:32 AM CST

A fire broke out in the storage building behind Tong Fong Low's restaurant on Robinson Street, shooting orange flames into the night sky that could be seen from across the Table Mountain Bridge and filling the downtown with smoke, Monday night.

Buzz Preview: A storytelling national treasure, Garrison Keillor impresses Chico crowd

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 02:35 PM CST

Garrison Keillor, star of the "Prairie Home Companion" radio show, performed on Valentine's Day at Laxson Auditorium, to enthusiastic applause.

Chico State student's purse snatching ends with recovery, but no suspect

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

A Chico State University student had her purse ripped from her shoulder as she was walking near Meriam Library, on the north side of West First Street, just after 9 p.

Community Roundup: Gators grab four medals

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The Marsh Gator Wrestling Club captured four medals at the Nor Cal Elementary Championship. Michael Ripley and Emiliano Chavez finished second, while Theo Burton and Raul Galvan took third.

Correection for Feb. 20

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Tuesday's feature article on David Dewey in the Style section incorrectly stated his Chico State University degree.

Council ponders money-saving recreation options

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The city's parks department, Chico's recreation district, and the Chico Unified School District will look into ways to join forces to save money.

Cubans pin hopes on Raul Castro

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

HAVANA -- Now that Fidel Castro has retired, many Cubans are looking to his brother to let more people open businesses, own homes and even travel abroad.

Daily Planner: February 20

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: February 21

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Events CALIFORNIA NUT FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. Agribee finals. Patrick Ranch,10381 Midway, Durham. Free. Events at many locations, including 7 p.

Durham routs Chester in Division V tilt

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

DURHAM — Chester High's girls basketball team got turned inside-out Tuesday night in the first round of the Northern Section Division V playoffs.

Early traffic: Rain on the way

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 02:27 PM CST

While there are no reported traffic problems in the region as of 7:30 a.m. today, drivers can expect raindrops on the windshield before the day is over.

Eclipse might darken night

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 11:40 AM CST

If the weather cooperates and it may not, California will be treated to a total eclipse of the moon Wednesday.

Editorial: Area should get nutty this week

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

OK, so Butte County people are a little nuts. At least we admit it proudly. The California Nut Festival's third annual edition runs Thursday through Sunday in Chico and Durham with an array of activities designed not only to attract visitors from

Glenn supervisors start removal of Hamilton City from Butte mosquito abatement

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

WILLOWS — In a move discussed but not acted on last year, Glenn County Board of Supervisors Tuesday gave Scott Gruendl approval to move forward in plans to detach Hamilton City from the Butte County Mosquito Vector Control District.

Glenn's most Wanted for Feb. 20

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Zulema Medina The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Zulema Medina for two counts of battery on a peace officer, criminal threats, being under the influence of a

Hunger benefit 'Empty Bowls' is March 6

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Empty Bowls, a benefit dinner in support of programs that help to feed the hungry and the homeless in the community and abroad, will be put on March 6 in Valhalla at Pleasant Valley High School, 1475 East Ave.

Letter: Consultants have the answers

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

I have asked our City Council for $10,000 to study alternative colors for fire hydrants. — Stephen T.

Letter: Force change in oil industry

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

I just recently read that another refinery blew up in Texas. Despite the fact that some may have been killed or maimed, they will continue to do what has been done for so many years.

Letter: Herger alternative offered

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

I was elated to read the E-R's editorial Monday in defense of the Constitution on the issue of expanding presidential powers at the expense of requiring probable cause before infringing on people's privacy.

Letter: Revisit the Wright case

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Mike Ramsey is an excellent district attorney. However, I witnessed a defendant get threatened and coerced by a member of the public defender's office.

Local highway deaths in 2007 down from previous year

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Highways in the Chico area saw a reduction in fatalities last year versus 2006. Fifteen people died on local highways in 2006, but that number was cut to nine last year, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Local roundup: No. 6 Orland girls storm past Honkers in NSCIF opener

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Courtney Fichter had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Whitney Otterson scored 14 points and grabbed 11 boards and the No.

Local schools avoid questionable beef

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Local school districts have cases of beef products in their warehouses, but haven't been told what to do with it.

Panthers fall short in close loss to Shasta

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The Panthers were already locked in and at least they didn't help Pleasant Valley. It's a good thought approach for the Chico High boys basketball faithful to take after an exasperating 71-70 loss to Shasta at home Tuesday in both teams' last

School officials: Developer fees on commercial property standard practice

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

A vote scheduled for today's meeting of Chico Unified School District's board of trustees may be delayed, if people in the business community get their way.

Sidelines: Butte United sets soccer tryouts

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Butte United will hold soccer tryouts for age groups U10 through U14 in March. Evaluations are held at Wildwood Park.

Starving Student: Thoughts on being almost famous and a trip to Joe's Deli

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

I'm really glad people don't take me seriously. That last sentence was sarcasm. It actually boggles my mind that so many people take this column seriously.

Stronger storms on the way

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 01:26 PM CST

While the storm that is sweeping in over the coast now is expected to be mild, a line of weather systems is forming over the Pacific that could pack a more dramatic punch later in the week.

Tickets still available for Larry Juanarena tribute

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

A tribute dinner to Larry Juanarena will be held, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave.

Upward bound

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Snow geese take flight east of Willows on Tuesday. The bird in the upper right corner is wearing a neck band, used to quickly locate and identify individual geese.

Vendors needed for ridge chocolate fest in May

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

PARADISE — A ridge food festival that offers chocolate-inspired foods at every turn is sending out a call for art, craft, commercial and food vendors to fill Terry Ashe Park on May 10.

Wet weather looms on county's horizon

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Sunny skies and mild temperatures are about to be ripped from the weather menu. Late Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a "special weather statement," warning about a lineup of storms about to sweep in from the Pacific.

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