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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Alvistur's accustomed already for Chico High football job

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The first day of spring football practice at Chico High will be May 12, and when the new head coach arrives, introductions won't be necessary.

Applications for teen public safety camp due

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- Applications for FAST Camp, a program designed for local teenagers considering a career in public safety, are due by Wednesday.

Arrests made in connection with bomb threat, arson

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Police arrested a 12-year-old boy last week on suspicion of making a bomb threat at Paradise Intermediate School, and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of arson for starting fires at Paradise High.

Arrests made minutes after Chico home invasion robbery

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police took less than a minute to reach a home in the 600 block of West Eighth Avenue early Wednesday morning and made two arrests, after a resident reported an armed robbery in progress.

Art briefs

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

Artists needed for 'Heritage Trail' picture safari CHICO -- Painters and photographers are needed to participate in a "Heritage Trail" picture safari.

Biblio File: A Wolfe in the fold: Professor photographs his life

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

Byron Wolfe is not only an associate professor of photography at Chico State University, he is also a collaborator on two books, about the American West and Yosemite, that document the extraordinary project of shooting contemporary images from the

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: April 24, 2008

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 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 24-30

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Thursday, Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: Mister Vague, Catlike Reflexes, Lasher Keen and John Staedler. 8 p.

Cab driver choked, robbed

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 05:40 PM CDT

CHICO — A couple who flagged down a cab early this morning at West Ninth and Salem streets allegedly choked and robbed the driver when they reached their destination, near East 20th and Hutchinson streets.

Cab driver reports getting choked, robbed

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- A couple who flagged down a cab early Wednesday morning at Ninth and Salem streets allegedly choked and robbed the driver when they reached their destination, near East 20th and Hutchinson streets, at about 3:50 a.

Chico nursing home fined $100,000

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- A nursing home has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine in connection with the death of an elderly resident.

Corrections

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

In a story on Monday's health page about Katy Warren's efforts to help West Africans, there was an error.

Council to reconsider home merger proposal

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — With a lawsuit threatening, the Chico City Council is set to reconsider a decision that would allow a Chico homeowner to create one house from two.

Cover Story: Fusing glass -- Glass artist Patty Gray shares her techniques with others

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- A handful of artists played with fire and glass -- and learned the art of fusing glass -- at All Fired Up!

Daily Planner: April 24

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events GROUND-BREAKING: 10 a.m. ceremony adjacent to Bidwell Mansion. Northern California History Museum.

Daily Planner: April 25

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events FREEDOM DANCE FESTIVAL, FLOURNOY: Family event, 15530 Paskenta Road. Music by Audiotherapy, Swamp Zen, John Staedler, The Musical Brewing Company, Seckund Naychur, Gravybrain, Ancient I's, The Resonators, Pub Scouts and more.

Durham schools seek ways to close deficit

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

DURHAM -- In an often passionate but always cordial interplay, teachers, administrators and staff members of the Durham Unified School District tried desperately to squeeze economic blood from a stone.

Early traffic: Debris, leaking cans along Clark Road

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 09:23 AM CDT

A mile-long trail of debris and leaking canisters has emergency responders, including haz-mat crews, going to Clark Road south of the Paradise Airport.

Editorial: Museum wasn't impossible dream

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

When a group of citizens announced plans to raise $9 million for a science museum in Chico, it seemed like an impossible dream.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: LP's Cahee can feel the excitement

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

Angelica Cahee runs her fastest times in the biggest races, such as Friday's West Valley/Chico Invitational at University Stadium, where she needed just 59.

Growing a garden for a slow change

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — Four small garden boxes and one large one represent the seeds of a much larger project growing at Chico Junior High School.

He Said, She Said - movie review: 'In Bruges' a fun treat with a dark edge

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

"In Bruges" stars Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell as two hit men visiting a medieval Belgian town while awaiting further instructions from their boss.

Host families needed for the boys of summer

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — Besides loving the game of baseball, what do Mike and Lorie O'Shea and Debbie Grover and Kevin Vowell all have in common?

Letter: Don't just throw money at problem

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Dick Cory is correct in that there are several factors resulting in state and local budget cuts to education, but his cry for increased taxes is definitely not the answer.

Letter: Good Samaritan must be thanked

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

On Thursday, April 17, at approximately 4:30 p.m. I was struck while walking in a crosswalk by a vehicle.

Letter: History of church explained

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Recently someone asked about the history of the old church at 230 W. 16th St. As a former worshiper at that church I would like to give a brief history of it.

Letter: Taste of Foothills a wonderful gathering

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

As a Work Training Center board member I want to commend the staff and volunteers on the excellent event Saturday.

Local teacher hired as Chico High football coach

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 09:03 PM CDT

Chico High School officials confirmed Wednesday evening that Jason Alvistur has been hired as the new head football coach.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Chico's Loker likes his chance in EAL

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO — His confidence is reaching its maximum after a victory over a guy named Max, so now Chico High tennis player Nathaniel Loker just needs to beat another Max to become the Eastern Athletic League's top tennis player.

Mud & Crawl returns to Oroville

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Drivers from all over the north state will compete this weekend in custom four-wheel-drive vehicles on specially designed rock and mud courses in the second annual Surplus City Spring Mud & Crawl.

Music Preview: Rock band Transfer gets fired up to return to Chico

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- Hot off a sizzling southwest tour from Austin to Albuquerque, the roaring rock band Transfer returns to Chico for one night.

Music Preview: Roy Rogers: S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g the music

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- One of the finest practitioners of modern slide guitar will wow music fans with a performance in Chico next week.

Music review: 'The Pink Floyd Experience' mixes wild music and visuals

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- "The Pink Floyd Experience" was welcomed to Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium on April 15 by a wildly enthusiastic full-house audience.

North State Voices: The sea was wide, and he couldn't cross

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

I grew up in Berkeley in the 1960s. By mid-decade, I was a hard-to-hack teenager, armchair witness to a cultural and political revolution.

Nosebleed Section column: Oroville-LP lacks league play hype

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

The crosstown rivalry here in Chico is omnipresent and sometimes I think that people make too big of a deal about it.

Paradise schools hope to hire new superintendent by summer

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The image of Paradise Unified School District's new superintendent is taking shape, although that person probably won't be hired until July.

Relay for Life weekend

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — The 11 annual Relay for Life put on by the American Cancer Society will take place Saturday through Sunday at Pleasant Valley High School track.

School time

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Honors Constance Prior, a sophomore at Pleasant Valley High School, created the winning logo design for the Growing Healthy Children Fun Walk/Run.

Separate arrests made in Paradise schools bomb threat, arsons

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 09:13 PM CDT

PARADISE — Police arrested a 12-year-old boy last week on suspicion of making a bomb threat at Paradise Intermediate School, and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of arson for starting fires at Paradise High.

Sprinting to their side: Brown builds depth in Roadrunners' short-distance mix

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

"Jack of all trades" is how Butte College track and field head coach Robby Snelling sometimes refers to Aaron Brown, the Roadrunners' sprints and jumps coach.

The Buzz goes on: New editor continues local entertainment guide

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

I'm finally here. Really, I am. Some readers have probably been wondering what's going on with The Buzz.

The dog days of spring

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Pleasant Valley High School junior Chris Sgontz spent some time during his lunch period Wednesday in upper Bidwell Park, tossing a training toy for his Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Jake and Teal.

Theater Review: Rogue Theatre creates memorable characters in comedy

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:13 PM CDT

CHICO -- The sweet bookworm Sadie Day challenges the anti-social Yul Carroll to give love a chance in the Rogue Theatre's latest comedy, "Essential Self-Defense.

Theater briefs

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

Auditions coming soon for 'Chicago' musical CHICO — Butte College Performing Arts will hold auditions for the Broadway musical "Chicago" from 7-10 p.

Theater review: 'The Music Man' provides entertaining songs

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The State Theater in Oroville, celebrating its 80th anniversary, joined with the State Theater Art Guild to produce a time-honored musical, "The Music Man," which opened April 18 and runs through Saturday.

Town Council may reinvent Paradise tree committee

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

PARADISE -- On Earth Day, the Paradise Town Council offered its tree committee a new chance at life. The council Tuesday introduced revisions to the town's tree ordinance that would give the Tree Permit Review Committee a new role as an advisory

U.S. firefighters struggle to improve emergency response in Mexico

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- A group of U.S. firefighters — many from Butte County — said trips they make to Mexico each year to improve conditions and training among fledgling fire departments is paying off, but they'd like to see progress come faster.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 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.

Willows inching toward dispatch contract decision

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS — With cost estimates heading downward, the budget-conscious Willows City Council again postponed a decision regarding its contract with the county for police dispatching.

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