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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

12 percent in cuts proposed to community organization funding

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- More than 25 community groups face cuts of 12 percent in city funding as city leaders seek to trim the city's expenses.

2008 Dream Home opens for viewing today

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- The 2008 Dream Home built by Aspire Homes has reached completion and is open for public viewing.

B-Line buses run for free next week

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Bus rides will be free next week in Butte County, as "Spare the Air" week returns. And as was the case last year, there will be speakers on selected Butte Regional Transit lines, offering insight into the history and sights passing outside the

Correction

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

A correction for a Designer Luncheon hosted by the Lake Oroville Area Garden Club in Friday's paper was confused with another event.

Daily Planner: Apriil 26

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Events GOLD NUGGET DAYS: 7-10 a.m. DeMolay Pancake Breakfast, Masonic Hall on Clark Road. $5 adults, $2.

Early traffic: Things looking peaceful

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 09:27 AM CDT

As of 7:30 a.m. today, motorists can look forward to clear sailing. No traffic problems have been reported in Butte or Glenn counties, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Editorial: Hits and Misses -- Our take on the week in news

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

HIT — Earlier this month we chastised a Los Angeles area legislator for trying to torpedo the concept of transparency in government.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Mystery Revealed," from Pastor Will Glaspie; 6 p.

Gold Nugget organizers adapt to surging price of gold

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

PARADISE -- While gold has always been a key feature of Gold Nugget Days over its 50-year history, surging prices have meant there's less of the precious metal to go around.

Hundreds attend Hamilton City Kids' Day

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — It was a festive afternoon for families at Hamilton Elementary School Friday, where hundreds of children, men and women and gathered for an annual family day.

Hundreds of teacher layoffs canceled

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 01:42 PM CDT

CHICO — Hundreds of the layoff notices given to teachers and other Chico Unified School District personnel are being taken back.

Inmate garden may break ground soon in Willows

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Residents and travelers driving through Willows may see a garden lush with squash, tomatoes and other vegetable plants growing this summer on a now-vacant lot between the juvenile hall and hospital.

Interim University Police chief now permanent

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico State University announced that Eric Reichel, interim chief of University Police was chosen to fill the permanent position on Thursday.

Kaeding avoids wrecks to win Silver Dollar sprint main

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — With all the frayed nerves by the end of the 410 winged sprints main event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, Tim Kaeding's suggestion of having a drink may have applied to more drivers than just himself.

Keene seeks front-line opinions on budget cuts to law enforcement

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The projected shortfall in California's budget varies among experts, but whatever the final figure, one north state legislator is concerned Gov.

Letter: Intelligence doesn't add up

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

In his testimony before Congress, Gen. David Petraeus credited the Syrian government with working to counter terrorism, citing this as a welcomed change, sinceSyria had been listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Letter: Keep large planes away from homes

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The C-130 aircraft have recently changed their approach to the Chico airport. They are now flying very low over the homes west of the airport instead of using the regular northern approach.

Letter: Nothing indecent about feeding a baby

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The unconscionable criticism aimed at the two mothers in "Tell It to the E-R" comments calls for an immediate rebuttal.

Letter: Teachers suffered unnecessary pain

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Chico Unified School District is suffering from declining enrollment and a flawed budget and they plan to lay off 30 teachers.

Local entrepreneurial challenge reaches stage three

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Spirits were elated and deflated during Thursday's Venture Island -- Chico contest as competitive entrepreneurs found the route to the cash award getting tougher.

Man alleging excessive force found innocent

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A jury on Friday acquitted a man of two felony charges arising out of a physical altercation with a Paradise police officer.

Many teacher layoffs canceled

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Dozens of the layoff notices given to teachers and other Chico Unified School District personnel are being taken back.

Natural Wonders: Prehistory still leaves many mysteries

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

In reading about one of the latest fossil finds that revealed an armor-plated, bowling ball sized "Devil Toad" frog that lived about 70 million years ago in Madagascar, it makes one wonder about those unrecorded days on Earth.

Oroville's Chinese Temple to dedicate new building

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Fong Lee Building, recently built on the grounds of Oroville's Chinese Temple, will be dedicated at noon today.

PV walks to whitewash win over Panthers

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — All afternoon, Pleasant Valley High walked its way on. Patrick Randolph helped the Vikings walk off.

Paradise resident arrested for alleged molestation

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

PARADISE -- An investigation that began April 6 led to the arrest Thursday of Paradise resident Eric John Kemper, 51, on suspicion of physically and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

Quakes still shaking Reno

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 09:57 AM CDT

RENO — Nearly 100 quakes, most imperceptibly small, have continued to be rattle the Reno area since a 4.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Special Sunday service for bishop CORNING — Bishop Barry L. Beisner of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California will be at St.

Senior Planner

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: LP High hosts basketball camp

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

From June 9-13 students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades can participate in the camp from 3-6 p.m. The camp for seventh, eighth and ninth graders will run from June 16-20 and will also take place from 3-6 p.

Third time's (also) a charm: Viking softball triumphant over Chico

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — This time there was no dramatic walk-off hit, no extra-inning heroics from Kelsey Mansfield or a box score with a one-run margin of victory for the Pleasant Valley High softball team.

Two arrested this week arraigned separately

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville woman accused of attempted murder and a Paradise parolee who allegedly eluded capture for 20 days after evading police, were arraigned separately in Butte County Superior Court Friday.

What's shakin'? Quakes from Oregon's shore to biggest little city in the world

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Pick a direction and point and it will be a pretty fair bet you are looking in the direction of a recent earthquake.

Your bike is waiting for you

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- With thousands of cyclists in town for the Wildflower Century bike ride, this could be the perfect motivation to dust off the old bike and get started pedaling again for health and recreation.

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