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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Animal control ordinance ruffles a few feathers

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An ordinance that was conceived to control a herd of smelly cats, but grew into something much larger, has been sent back for further work.

Basketball game earns $1,200 for PV boosters club

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — A basketball game pitting the Chico Police Department Blue Knights against the Pleasant Valley High Vikings team March 28 earned $1,200 to benefit the school's sports boosters club.

Buzz preview: DiFranco to hit Chico hard with honest music

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:45 PM CDT

Usually, a dedicated music fan based in Chico would have to make the drive to Sacramento or San Francisco to see their favorite major artist perform.

CSUC president asks university community to protest budget cuts

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- A rallying cry to protect the financial strength of the California State University system was heard Tuesday at Chico State University, where 800 people packed the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

Children hurt in Gridley crash

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Two children suffered moderate to major injuries just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when their father reportedly turned his vehicle in front of a Caltrans dump truck on East Gridley Road, and was hit broadside.

City passes on providing public safety services to casino

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- City leaders said Monday pursuing a chance to provide public safety services for a proposed Mechoopda casino would not financially benefit the city and could open it up to costly liability issues and other problems.

Community Roundup: Chang delivers strong qualifying performance

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The Athletic Horizons boys gymnastics team traveled to Reno, Nev., for the Western Regional Championships.

Crash scenario designed for major impact

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- The screech of tires on asphalt and the sound of breaking glass erupted at Fair View High School, just as students stepped out of classrooms for lunch.

Daily Planner: April 10

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Events THIRD ANNUAL CARD VOLUNTEER FAIR: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., CARD Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Daily Planner: April 9

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Events 24TH ANNUAL CHICO SCIENCE FAIR: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at Chico State College Farm on Hegan Lane. Theme: "The Power and Promise of Science.

Early traffic: Things looking good

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 09:53 AM CDT

While the sky is cloudy, the roads seem to be clear. As of 7:30 a.m. today, there were no significant traffic incidents reported in Butte or Glenn counties.

Editorial: Chico schools face unkind cuts

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Say this for the proposed cuts in Chico Unified School District: They spread the pain. Look at the list of 33 proposed cuts.

Forum on impeachment planned for Thursday

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

A forum on impeachment is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday in the Chico City Council chambers. It is sponsored by the Peace Institute of Chico State University and the League of Women Voters of Butte County.

Glenn's Most Wanted

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Carlos Cedillo Chavera The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Carlos Cedillo Chavera for being a felon in possession of a firearm and contempt of court.

Investigators rule arson death an accident, fire started by victim

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- The investigation into a fire that killed pilot Ivan Foglesong last summer at a cabin near Willows concluded Tuesday that his death was an accident, and that he set the fire.

Land for county fire station purchased north of Chico

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- Butte County's bid to purchase land for a fire station on the southwest corner of Keefer Road and Garner Lane north of Chico was approved by supervisors Tuesday.

Letter: A little modesty cures potential problem

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

I nursed my son everywhere — from the mall to five-star restaurants — until he weaned himself at 3.

Letter: Bureaucracy a waste of taxpayer dollars

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

We've all seen stories in the news about all manner of horrible things happening at day-care providers, but it seems that the state's reflexive "regulate, then regulate some more" response to those sorts of headlines has gotten completely out of

Letter: Council needs to act on transparency

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

At its last meeting, the Chico City Council continued to ride the surfboard of ineptitude on the waves of inertia.

Letter: County should try 'smart growth'

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

The March 27 Butte County General Plan meeting included several mentioning "smart growth," referred to as "smart development" in E-R writer Roger Aylworth's article.

Letter: Earth flags are beautiful

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Once again I am overcome with awe at the beauty of the earth flags flying over the streets of Chico. Whoever designed and manufactured the flags should be commended for their artistry and depth of feeling toward the planet on which we live.

Letter: Promise not kept on Ceres Park ballot

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

North Chico property owners already voted no on the proposed Ceres Park in 2007. Referring to the Thursday article "Future of Ceres Park in voters' hands," a vote last year failed due to a confusing ballot.

Letter: Teichert Ponds restoration drags along

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

"Why doesn't my heart go dancing?" These lyrics from the Rodgers and Hart song of 1951 seem apropos. This is the belated year restoration of the Teichert Ponds was to begin.

Local Roundup: Oroville baseball breaks open win

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The Oroville High baseball team capitalized for an Eastern Athletic League win over Chico on Tuesday.

Man's death in fire last summer ruled accidental

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 05:04 PM CDT

WILLOWS — An extensive investigation into the death of a Glenn County man last summer from a fire at a hunting cabin has concluded the man's demise was accidental and that he started the fire himself.

Petraeus: Iraq too fragile for further U.S. troop pullouts

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq told Congress Tuesday that hard-won gains in the war zone are too fragile to promise any troop pullouts beyond this summer, holding his ground against impatient Democrats and refusing to commit to more

Potential police, fire reductions "painful"

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police and fire officials said Tuesday proposed cuts to their departments would reduce the quality of life in Chico.

Runners set for Carnival atmosphere

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State distance running phenom Scott Bauhs has accomplished much in his time as a Wildcat, but few fans have had the privilege of seeing it.

Sidelines: Support encouraged at CUSD board meeting

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Chico High athletic boosters are urging local supporters to attend tonight's Chico Unified School District board meeting at Williams Theatre, where discussion will open up about the impact of impending budget cuts on local prep sports.

Starbucks buyout makes some independent coffee shops rebel

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

An $11,000 coffee maker ought to make a dang fine cup of coffee. And it does. So fine and so nuanced, in fact, the coffee world has been buzzing for months over how the Clover coffee machine would revolutionize the coffee shop industry and how

Starving Student: Burger lunch was great, but down-home feel says breakfast is main attraction

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

I've never had a rooster, but I once heard that roosters never squawk in the evening. If you go to the Red Rooster Café, you should probably try and catch breakfast.

Student scientists get ready for fair

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- It may seem like the Mad Scientist has taken over Chico State University's Farm Pavilion this week, but all the creative, brainy or weird experiments on display are just the 2008 Chico Science Fair.

Sustainable backyards is speaker's topic

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Northern California Natural History Museum continues the spring Museum Without Walls programs Wednesday at the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Two children hurt in collision with Caltrans truck

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Two children suffered moderate to major injuries just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when their father reportedly turned his vehicle in front of a Caltrans dump truck on East Gridley Road, and was hit broadside.

Wildcat golfers do well, but Kim is better

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO —Conditions were beautiful, Chico State had one of its best team performances of the spring and the Wildcats were playing on their home course.

Zingg asks university community to protest proposed budget cuts

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO -- A rallying cry to protect the financial strength of the California State University system was heard Tuesday at Chico State University, where 800 people packed the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

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