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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Devine Opera!' features world premiere of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

Chico State University's Opera Workshop will present its annual spring showcase of opera scenes — this year entitled "Devine Opera!

11 a.m.: Four injured in four-vehicle collision at First Avenue and Mangrove

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 01:09 PM CDT

CHICO — A four-vehicle collision at the intersection of East First and Mangrove avenues left four people injured this morning.

Accreditation team gives Durham High School much to 'celebrate'

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:22 AM CDT

DURHAM -- Durham High School got something of a report card Wednesday and the grades looked pretty good.

Biblio File: A politically incorrect memoir of undergrad days at Chico State University

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

In 1978 Mitch Cox left Cal State-Northridge and headed to Chico State University. Little did he realize some of the best days of his life were just ahead.

Book briefs

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

Book talk and signing next week Will Allen, author of "The War on Bugs" will give a talk and sign books at 7 p.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: April 10, 2008

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

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 calendar for April 10-16

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:22 PM CDT

Thursday, April 10 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: Dick and Jane plus Uni and her Ukulele plus Ibidrap.

Chico show may still have wings

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- There will be an airshow this fall if Airfest 2008 director Gayle Womack has anything to do with it.

Correction

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

A story in Wednesday's paper incorrectly said a forum this evening in Chico would focus on the pros and cons of impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Daily Planner: April 10

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: April 11

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE GRIDLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 299 Spruce, Gridley library. Hard-backs 50 cents; paperbacks 25 cents.

Driver triggers seven-car crash; four hurt

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- A driver who may have blacked out due to a medical condition struck four vehicles near the intersection of East First and Mangrove avenues Wednesday morning, then reportedly drove the wrong way on Mangrove and struck a fifth vehicle head-on.

Early Traffic: No problems reported

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 09:42 AM CDT

Traffic was flowing easily as of 7:30 a.m. today. The California Highway Patrol reports no problems in Butte or Glenn counties.

Editorial: Park a bargain at $3 a month

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

About 1,400 property owners in northeast Chico have a decision to make, but it's an easy one. It's about doing something good for the community, the neighborhood and for themselves.

Ex-cop won't contest falsifying evidence charge

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A decorated Chico police officer, fired last year for falsifying a written report concerning a $100 counterfeit bill, will not contest the criminal charge in court.

Follow the Olympic torch relay route in San Francisco

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 03:41 PM CDT

Follow the news along the Olympic Torch Relay route map. Get breaking news reports as it happens throughout the day.

Foreclosure scam may be operating locally

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Local property owners who may be in the process of foreclosure are being warned by the Butte County District Attorney's and Clerk-Recorder's offices about a possible scam.

Former officer pleads no contest to false report charge

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 08:51 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Former Chico police officer Robert Ponce, 34, entered a no contest plea in Butte County Superior Court today to filing a false police report.

Kehoe has hat tricks up her sleeve

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico High soccer player Kaia Kehoe has a hat trick of hat tricks now. It took her a little while to debate whether her third prep hat trick was any better than securing a win over Shasta in the final minute with a single goal.

Leland Gordon's column "Nosebleed Section": Cooper got to write the story himself

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Mike Cooper is one of those "always positive" guys who can sometimes irk a semi-pessimistic person. He could have his house burning down right in front of his face and still talk about how excited he is about the new one he'll build.

Letter: Crime is not politics

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Recently, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom dismissed a strongly worded resolution passed by the City Council condemning China's ongoing human rights abuses and accepting the Olympic torch to the city with "alarm and protest," saying that the Olympic

Letter: Keep newspapers strong and healthy

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

The incredibly shrinking newspaper gives me pause. In Colonial times newspapers were called "blankets" because they were almost as large as a blanket, owing to the fact that papers were taxed according to the number of pages.

Letter: Nurturing mothers did the right thing

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

I too, like Aimee Martinez in her April 2 letter, am bewildered at the lack of support for the women breast-feeding their babies in public.

Letter: Order to disperse could be a problem

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Is the "disorderly events" ordinance really the right thing? This ordinance sounds like a good idea, but there are some factors the committee should be considering.

Local Briefs

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Police are investigating a report that a 4-year-old boy was sexually molested about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Roosevelt Avenue and the Tehama-Colusa Canal.

Local Roundup: Lohse strikes out 10 in four-hitter as Hamilton wins

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Brad Lohse pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks as the Hamilton High baseball team earned a 6-1 nonleague road win over Las Plumas in Oroville on Wednesday.

Man who shot deputy faces new charges

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville parolee, convicted of shooting a Butte County sheriff's deputy with his own gun, is now facing new charges he threatened to stab a jailer.

Marigold School receives award

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- Principal Rhys Severe at Marigold School said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell called him Monday to tell him the school was selected as a 2008 California Distinguished School.

Mechoopda youth art

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:22 PM CDT

Lillijana Ramirez looks up at her "Forgotten Dreams" artwork (top) and her cousin Jocelyn Vigil's "untitled" artwork (bottom) as Mechoopda youth display their artwork at the Empire Coffee Shop through the month of April.

Movie review: 'Leatherheads' is cute, but sometimes flat

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

"Leatherheads" stars George Clooney as an aging player trying to move professional football into the big leagues.

Music preview: DiFranco to hit Chico hard with honest music

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 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.

Music preview: Guitar concert will transport listeners to romantic Brazil, Spain

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:22 PM CDT

If you weren't able to visit some place exotic during spring break, let the music of Tobin Roye transport you to the romantic coasts of Spain and Brazil.

Nickell, Bertagna fed up over downtown parking discussion

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- City Councilors Tom Nickell and Steve Bertagna are tired of getting nowhere on downtown parking.

North State Voices: Happy classrooms help children learn

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

"Emily, you can't come in yet." My daughter Emily's second-grade student blocked the entry to the classroom.

PV ends streak, Chico girls fall for first time since 1993

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Marion Wolfe was barely old enough to walk in 1993, the last time the Pleasant Valley High girls track team had beaten powerhouse rival Chico entering this season.

Part of Skyway to close for pole work

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 10:55 AM CDT

Work on a high voltage power pole will force the closure of the westbound slow lane of the Skyway for about a quarter-mile west of Spanish Gardens Drive.

Pirate Quest: For second year, Pirate Palooza: A Feast for the Fearless to boost Independent Living Services

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Pirate Palooza: A Feast for the Fearless, is set for April 18 and will include entertainment, games and prizes.

Prep of the Week: Wood's arm, bat lead Tigers

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

OROVILLE — You can call Oroville High senior Travis Wood the slump buster when he's on the mound and when he's swinging the bat.

Pursuit of alleged car thieves closes overpass

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- The 20th Street overpass at Highway 99 was closed briefly around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as police stopped a stolen vehicle and took four occupants out at gunpoint.

Riker to be Orland interim city manager after his retirement

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A contract making Joe Riker interim city manager after his retirement was approved by the City Council Monday, along with discussion about how to proceed with selection of a new manager.

School time

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

Events -- A free parent education workshop featuring internationally renowned preschool expert Bev Bos will be held at 6 p.

Scofflaws sunk

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Chico State University students Zack Corbin (front) and Jamie Winters thought it would be fun to canoe on the waters of Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park on Wednesday.

Theater briefs

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

Schoolhouse musical continues CHICO -- "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" -- a musical based on a 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series -- continues tonight through Friday at Pleasant Valley High School's Valhalla.

Theater review: 'All for One' at the Chico Cabaret

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:22 PM CDT

From the opening clinking swordfight to the ending sword salute and accompanying hail of "All for One and One for All," Chico Cabaret's production of "The 3 Musketeers" is a delightful evening of theater.

Trustees hear community's feedback on proposed school cuts

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Every suggestion on where to cut Chico Unified School District's budget makes someone unhappy, and some of them make everyone unhappy.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

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