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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

2008 Dream Home goes up in north Chico

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

You might win a $400,000 home in Chico for the cost of a $100 ticket. That's the premise for the 2008 St.

Biblio File Book Review: A history of Orland told in vintage photographs

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

The picture on a new book's cover, taken in 1947, shows Orland volunteers collecting clothing for overseas relief.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 28, 2008

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 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. 28, 2008

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

Blue Room casting for 'Flaming Guns' Sunday, Monday Auditions for Blue Room Theatre's upcoming production of "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" will take place at 6 p.

Buzz Editor's Column: Only Michael Franti can 'Yell Fire!' in a crowded theater

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:42 PM CST

Michael Franti and his band, Spearhead, are known for uniquely fusing reggae, hip-hop, folk and rock, and they've been popular on the touring circuit for years.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 28-March 5, 2008

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

Thursday, Feb. 28 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by Tera Melos, Them Hills, Worker Bee, The Secret Stolen.

Chico State names new men's soccer coach

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

The Chico State men's soccer team announced Felipe Restrepo as its new coach Wednesday afternoon. Restrepo, the head assistant coach at UC Davis for the past seven years, takes over for Mike O'Malley, who resigned following the Wildcats' 8-12

Chico bus stops vandalized

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

At least seven bus stops on East and West East avenues have had their glass panels shattered since Tuesday, said Jim Peplow, a spokesman with B-Line Butte Regional Transit.

Chico rapist gets six years

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A convicted rapist was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday, despite the victim and the victim's mother asking for a longer term.

Correction

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

A story in Wednesday's sports section about the Chico High girls basketball team incorrectly stated that the Panthers were the No.

Daily Planner: February 28

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Shel's Shorts." 139 W. First St., Chico. Adults-only gathering of wicked, witty scenes written by Shel Silverstein, author of "The Giving Tree" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Daily Planner: February 29

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:14 AM CST

Events "WOVEN HARMONY": Noon. Enloe Conference Center, 1531 The Esplanade, Chico. Classical guitarist Robert Bluestone and textile artist Rebecca Bluestone host an open workshop, "State of Grace.

Early traffic: Everything looking smooth

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 09:37 AM CST

While things can change in an instant, as of 7:30 a.m. today there were no significant problems reported on area roadways.

Editorial: Fighting fires only half the job

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

In professional sports there's such a thing as a "player's coach." That is, athletes love playing for him or her.

Greendance Film Fest: Art, movies, workshops to inspire a healthy planet

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

The image of one person impacting the environment by single-handedly planting trees is an archetype. Think Johnny Appleseed: While woodsmen bragged they were "letting some light into the primeval American forests," Johnny planted apple trees in the

He Said, She Said Movie Review: Academy Awards show predictable but fun

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:42 PM CST

An analysis of Sunday's Oscars ceremony. MICHELLE: The first thing I have to say about this week's Oscars was it would have been the first time I got a large number of my predictions right.

Honkers swipe semifinal stunner from Braves

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — That term "stealing a victory" has long been among the most overused in sports history.

Human Resources Commission struggles to keep itself alive

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

A city commission that several top Chico officials wanted to kill off is trying to revive itself. Although city staff, two city councilors and members of the commission thought the time had come to end the city's Human Resources Commission, the

Judge sentences rapist to six years

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A convicted rapist was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday, despite the victim and the victim's mother asking for a longer term.

Letters: Hogs keep getting fatter

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Saturday's "Hits and misses" made note of the recent appointments by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger just prior to the states hiring and spending freeze at a cost of $5 million a year for the taxpayers.

Letters: Letter underhanded

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Thank you Chico Unified School District administrators, teachers and staff. I especially thank our teachers and instructional aides that work in special education with our special-needs kids.

Letters: Make citizens learn English

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

I sat and watched Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama debate each other on CNN this week. Clinton made the statement she voted against English as our official language.

Letters: Stand up for morality

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Letters have been pouring in gladly saying no to another Wal-Mart. The paper clearly is for an expansion of the south Chico store based on the editorial last week.

Letters: Young servers impressive

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

This past weekend I attended a dinner at the Chico Veterans Hall, sponsored by VFW Post 1555 and Auxiliary.

Local Roundup: PV falls to Shasta in semis

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

One thing's for sure in the Northern Section CIF Division II boys playoffs: Pleasant Valley High won't repeat as section champion.

Low student funding outrages local people

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

People gathered in front of Chico High School Wednesday afternoon to talk about how upset they are at the governor.

Man charged with false claims of military medals

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

OROVILLE -- An Oroville man has been charged by the U.S. attorney with making false claims to have earned prestigious military medals during the Vietnam War.

Museum will host talks, workshop next week

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Chico State University's Museum of Anthropology has two lectures and a workshop planned during the first week of March.

Music Brief: Performance rock from Tel Aviv at the Crux

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

Chico's Crux Artist Collective, 1421 Park Ave., typically draws good crowds at its varied shows and it will likely be no different tonight when Monotonix, a gnarly, hard-rocking Israeli trio of performance artists settles in.

Music Brief: Rigney brings cajun band Flambeau to Gold Country Casino

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

I guess it doesn't matter that Mardi Gras' Fat Tuesday was actually Feb. 5 this year in New Orleans. It's always fun to get into the cajun culture, either musically or gastronomically and Gold Country Casino will offer both Friday night.

Music Feature: Marquesa Versola possesses all the tools for a promising career

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:41 PM CST

Marquesa Versola drives around Chico with a recorder in her passenger seat, singing out loud. She focuses on the road but allows her subconscious thoughts to turn into lyrics and melodies.

Music Preview: Ladysmith Black Mambazo to fill Laxson with peace, love, harmony

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Internationally acclaimed a cappella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, returns to Chico Friday for a show sure to stir the soul.

North State Voices: Missed meeting haunts a tale of two brothers

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

The year was 1941. The Great Depression was over. On the world stage the German army had overrun most of Europe and Japan hoped to conquer Asia.

Police arrest two men who may have impersonated officers

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

Police arrested two men in upper Bidwell Park early Tuesday morning after getting at least one report that they were attempting to pull over motorists in east Chico using a flashing red light and megaphone.

Police nab suspected bank robber yards from heist

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

An alert employee at US Bank on East Second Street helped ensure police would make an immediate arrest of a bank robbery suspect Wednesday.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Brown ready for state

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Corning High junior Kodie Brown will be on the road all day today on a drive to Bakersfield. That's what being one of the state's best wrestlers gets you.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Drews wants to cap off career with section title

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Emily Drews has been called all-section, she's been called captain and she's been called countless other things to describe her athletic prowess for Pleasant Valley High.

Public welcomed tonight at Orland General Plan workshop

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

ORLAND -- Land use and the General Plan update map will be the main topics of discussion tonight at a workshop planned to begin at 6 p.

Road of remembrance

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Bicyclists roll down a newly completed asphalt pathway stretching from 20th Street to Honey Run Road Tuesday afternoon.

Scholastic funding concerns voiced at rally

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

People gathered in front of Chico High School Wednesday afternoon to talk about how upset they are at the governor.

School Time

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Honors Butte County's two highest scoring Academic Decathlon students, Rachel Crosby from Paradise High School, and Brita Lundberg from Pleasant Valley High School, have been invited to attend a state dinner with the governor March 11.

Several East Avenue bus stops vandalized

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

At least seven bus stops on East and West East avenues have had their glass panels shattered since Tuesday, said Jim Peplow, a spokesman with B-Line Butte Regional Transit.

Shots fired in east Chico; four detained at school

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

Chico police detained four males, possibly juveniles, on the grounds of Marsh Junior High School at about 3:30 p.

Shots fired in east Chico; men detained at school

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 08:28 PM CST

Chico police detained four men on the grounds of Marsh Junior High School at about 3:30 p.m. today in connection with a shooting outside a nearby apartment complex.

Sunrise Rotary giving away 1,200 dictionaries this week

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Chico Sunrise Rotary Club calls it a Gift of Words. Chico third graders call it a free dictionary. Starting Friday and continuing this week, members of Sunrise Rotary are visiting schools in Chico Unified School District along with other Chico

Suspected bank robber caught

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 06:20 PM CST

An alert employee at US Bank on East Second Street called police to report a possible robbery in progress about 2:30 p.

The Nosebleed Section: Kids need some help, not just jocks

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

My beat is devoted to covering the north state's fine prep athletes, the kids who keep their grades high enough to be eligible and the ones who have become good enough at a sport to make the team and prosper.

Theater Review: Blue Room's night of Silverstein overly ambitious

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:42 PM CST

"Shel's Shorts," currently running at the Blue Room Theatre, is an adult-themed production of 11 short Shel Silverstein works, both mundane and farfetched.

Theater Review: No sour notes in Birdcage's 'Once More, With Feeling'

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

OROVILLE — Victor Fabian is a perfectionist — temperamental, an egotist and a man one could love to hate.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 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.

Wildcats tab Restrepo as new men's soccer coach

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 06:23 PM CST

The Chico State men's soccer team announced Felipe Restrepo as its new coach Wednesday afternoon. Restrepo, the head assistant coach at UC Davis, takes over for Mike O'Malley, who resigned following the Wildcats' 8-12 season, his 12th at Chico State.

Willows council extends permit for Wal-Mart superstore

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Nearly two years after getting approval from Willows City Council to build a Wal-Mart superstore and fuel station next to the existing building off Highway 162, the company has asked for an extension in its conditional use permit.

Willows council extends permit for Wal-Mart superstore's construction

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:36 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Nearly two years after getting approval from Willows City Council to build a Wal-Mart superstore and fuel station next to the existing building off Highway 162, the company has asked for an extension in its conditional use permit.

Willows policewoman named Officer of the Year

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

WILLOWS -- In an event the mayor of Willows said is too few and far between, the accomplishments of three Willows police officers were publicly honored Tuesday night at a special presentation ceremony.

Woven Harmony: strings for weaving, strings for music

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:09 AM CST

Making connections between things that seem not to have a connection and inspiring local students to explore their own creativity are two goals of the duo Woven Harmony.

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