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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Ag burn

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

A vehicle passes by a control agricultural burn Tuesday on Highway 99 near Durham-Pentz Road. (Bill Husa/Enterprise-Record)

Butte behavioral health interim director named

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County has a new interim director of the Department of Behavioral Health. Ed Walker, formerly director of the Marin County Mental Health Department, was officially approved to temporarily fill the space vacated when Bradford

Buzz Preview: Avenue 9 Gallery brings old friends together

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 04:53 PM CDT

This story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. It's a show between friends as Avenue 9 Gallery opens its latest exhibit of works by Waif Mullin and Lenn Goldmann.

Chico Guild to host 'Mad About Music' benefit

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Young north state musicians will be featured performers at Chico Guild's annual gala Saturday, a fundraiser for the North State Symphony and its youth programs.

Chocolate Fest calls for creative chocolate creations

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE — Applications are available for the 2008 Chocolate Cuisine Challenge, an event of the Paradise Chocolate Fest May 8-10 at Terry Ashe Park and Paradise Lutheran Church on the Skyway.

Community Roundup: St. Thomas wins FRRPD basketball tournament

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The St. Thomas Catholic School team from Oroville won the Feather River Recreation and Park District's city tournament.

Daily Planner: March 26

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: March 27

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Blue Surge." 139 W. First St., Chico. Explores collision between two cops and two prostitutes, exposes frustrated longing of bruised hearts, encourages audience to consider how the past affects their

Early traffic: Roads clear, skies cloudy

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 09:31 AM CDT

While the roads are clear, according to the California Highway Patrol, the skies are expected to cloud over.

Editorial: Crooked lines can be straight

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

It's a long time between now and November, but we're already excited about Election Day because of the possibility of change we so desperately need.

Highway 20 partially opened west of Williams

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 03:26 PM CDT

WILLIAMS — One lane of Highway 20 west of Williams has opened following a big-rig truck fire that had the road completely closed near the intersection of Highway 16 between 9:50 a.

Kidnapping draws possible life term for parolee

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Oroville — A life sentence was handed down Tuesday to a parolee convicted by a jury of the knife-point kidnapping of a Chico couple in 2006.

Letter: Bring back the big broadsheet

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Imagine, if you will, this headline: "Just in time for Easter Sunday, the Enterprise-Record lays an egg!

Letter: Housing a better tribute to veterans

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

On the front page of the Oroville Mercury-Register on the 20th was a picture of two houses to be torn down for a Veterans Memorial Park.

Letter: Stevens was a model judge

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Butte County has lost a great citizen. I have lost a great friend. California has lost a great judge.

Letter: Theater concert gives Oroville a lift

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

My husband and I were among the hardy souls who braved the storm and attended the Feb. 2 concert at the State Theater.

Local Briefs

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PALERMO — The identification of the man killed in a motor home fire in Palermo Saturday has not yet been released.

Local Roundup: Knox's knock makes Paradise a winner

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Paradise's softball team edged Chico 4-3 Tuesday in the Eastern Athletic League opener for both teams, and it took a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the fifth from Laura Knox to get the win in Paradise.

Local: Don't blame locals for gas prices

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I'm getting really sick and tired of all the bad feelings I've been hearing about the local gas stations making tons of money.

Panthers get by Paradise on Skillicorn gem

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Paradise has been a tough out for the Chico High baseball team over the past few years, winning the last seven games between the two teams.

Paradise students get cooking on Capitol's steps

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Two teachers and 13 students from Paradise's Evergreen Academy went to the state Capitol steps Tuesday to bake sweet potato fries with solar ovens.

Power restored to north Chico area

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 01:36 PM CDT

A problem in an underground equipment vault is suspected to be the cause of a power outage which affected about 2,500 PG&E customers in north Chico this morning.

Project for Ophir Road and Highway 70 signal starts

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Although nothing earth-moving is going on yet, Caltrans is starting a project this week to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Ophir Road and Highway 70 in south Oroville.

Residents role-play to imagine future of downtown

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Residents walked a mile in someone else's shoes Tuesday night in an effort to imagine the future of downtown Chico.

Ridge man killed in motorcycle crash on Highway162

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK — A Paradise man was killed Monday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 162 east of the Canyon Creek bridge.

Robber steals cash from coffee shop till

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A downtown Oroville coffee shop was the target of a robbery early Tuesday morning. The robbery occurred just before 8 a.

Robber strikes early

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 10:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An armed robbery was reported just before 8 a.m. in the 2000 block of Montgomery Street in Oroville.

Sidelines: Miramontes helps lead UIC wins

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Former Durham High and Butte College pitcher Derrick Miramontes, now throwing for Division I University of Illinois at Chicago, improved to 2-0 for the Flames with a victory on Sunday against Milwaukee.

Sons of Italy stirring up spaghetti dish for Sunday

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Chico's Sons of Italy will hold its annual spaghetti feed Sunday at Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave.

Special vote: Supervisors OK documents for traffic signals, redesign of Durham-Pentz Road at entrance to Butte College

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A vote with particular emotional impact for Paradise Supervisor Kim Yamaguchi may make going to Butte College a little bit safer in the future.

Starlyn Brown says farewell after 20 years with county

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- While her actual exit day won't be until April, Butte County's Board of Supervisors took time to officially honor retiring Assistant Chief Administrator Starlyn Brown.

Starving Student: Relish a good hot dog at The Dog House, but, please, no onions

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

I love a good, solid dog — especially when it's charcoal grilled and topped with a little mustard and relish.

Tanker loaded with aviation fuel erupts on Hwy 20 near Williams

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLIAMS — Highway 20 west of Williams was closed or partially closed for about 12 hours Tuesday following a tanker truck fire fueled by 7,500 gallons of kerosene-based aviation fuel.

Tigers best PV in EAL opener

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

For the Oroville High softball team, there was no need to downplay a victory over Eastern Athletic League power Pleasant Valley.

Two men arrested in connection with shooting of two Gridley residents

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Police said the arrest of two Gridley residents Friday, and a third Monday, are directly related to the shooting of three local people outside the Allyn Scott Youth Center in Marysville March 17.

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