Friday, May 09, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs: Annual Celebration of Women begins Friday

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Women's Club's fourth annual Celebration of Women Performance Showcase and Artisan Faire is Friday and Saturday at 592 E.

Biblio File: The plague of plagiarism explained in one little book

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:31 AM CDT

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. And lest you think me a little Dickens for stealing a famous line as my own, please know that Judge Richard A.

BikeChico! Week, May 11-17

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Sunday — Pedal Fest is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Plaza, with vintage bikes, bike-powered smoothies, route mapping, cargo carrying demonstrations, best-dressed helmet contest, bike shop booths, bike safety information and bicycling for

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Samuel Ysidro Gonzalez The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Samuel Ysidro Gonzalez for parole violation.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 8, 2008

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:27 AM 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 Editor's Column: Friday night concerts, local performers kick off summer in Chico

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:32 AM CDT

If you don't have plans Friday night, consider heading to downtown Chico to hear some local music and enjoy the spring weather.

Citizens' committee re-examines study areas

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Citizens' Advisory Committee held final discussions on their recommended land use alternatives for Butte County's 2030 General Plan Thursday evening, with public input being somewhat quelled.

Community shares love of timeless ragtime music at open mic night

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Just hearing a hint of ragtime music can transport listeners to lively days of yesteryear. Famous songs, like "The Maple Leaf Rag" (1899), evoke images of popular turn-of-the-20th-century traveling circuses with its jovial march-like

Corning resident's relatives safe after Myanmar cyclone

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

CORNING -- It's not the first time one of Betty Greer's daughters is safe after being caught in the middle of a catastrophic event.


Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The 2007-2008 season rainfall total for Chico has been incorrect since April 23. The total should be 18.

Daily Planner for May 9

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Today Events THIRD ANNUAL SPRING ARTISAN FAIR: Noon-8 p.m. at Ambiance Gallery, 510 Billie Road, Paradise.

Durham school trustees make budget cuts

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

DURHAM -- After nearly 12 hours of discussion over three meetings in as many weeks, the Durham school board voted to make more than $225,000 in budget cuts.

Editorial: Oroville, Willows ready to celebrate

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

There are parades Saturday in both Willows and Oroville, giving residents of Butte and Glenn counties a reason to gather at their respective county seats.

Entertainment Calendar

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:26 AM CDT

Thursday, MAY 8 BUTTE COLLEGE: New Irish girl band, Thursday Morning, performing for the Rattlesnake Days celebration.

Feather Fiesta Days to wind up Sunday in Oroville

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A festival that began with Bidwell Bar Days last weekend will peak Saturday in downtown Oroville.

Forest Ranch moves quickly to form charter school

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- In three weeks, a group of Forest Ranch parents have done the work that typically takes three months, moving quickly to try to create a charter school.

Glen official arrested for allegedly resisting deputies

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A woman called the Glenn County Sheriff's Office about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to report her ex husband was at her Third Street home and had "flipped out.

Grocery shopping by bike? Yes, it's possible

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

So you want to be environmentally friendly and love riding around Bidwell Park on your bicycle, but what about tasks such as grocery shopping?

Letter: Animal complaints got too much ink

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OK, let me see if I have this straight: According to the article by Sarah Kingsbury in Sunday's edition, approximately 7,000 people attended the Endangered Species Faire at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area last weekend.

Letter: Don't blame teachers for deficit

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The notion of teachers giving up 1 percent of their salary is ludicrous. Doctors and hospitals are not asked to take a cut in pay because of the rising costs of services.

Letter: Fiscal conservative must be a liberal

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

I am a fiscal conservative who has been reading the letters blaming everything on the "liberals." All my life into the 1970s I was Republican.

Letter: Where's bad news about housing?

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

One of the major topics dominating social conversations is the housing crisis, especially the status of the real estate market and the price of homes in Chico.

Master Gardeners can help

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The Master Gardener program is up and running in Butte County, providing a knowledge base for homeowners to get answers to most types of gardening questions.

Monotypes and monoprints exhibit displayed at Avenue 9 Gallery

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:29 AM CDT

CHICO -- Avenue 9 Gallery is presenting a "Monotype/Monoprint" exhibition through June 14. A reception will take place at 5-8 p.

Movie review: 'Iron Man' is the best of Robert Downey Jr., superhero movies

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:22 AM CDT

"Iron Man" stars Robert Downey Jr. as a weapons manufacturer who gets taken hostage by a group that forces him to make a deadly weapon.

Music preview: Lila Downs combines cultures with the language of music

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Like many of her American fans, this writer first became interested in Lila Downs' music after her appearance in the film "Frida" and the songs she performed on the soundtrack.

Nees named Butte's new soccer coach

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Larry Nees constantly referred to his plans for helping the new Butte College men's soccer program "create a stir" locally after being introduced as the team's first coach Thursday morning, but in many aspects it already has.

No-contest plea made in high-speed chase

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A pickup driver Thursday chose not to contest felony charges that he led Butte County authorities on a 37-mile chase last fall at speeds sometimes of more than 100 mph.

Oroville's Brandt sisters shine at EAL track finals

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

REDDING — The full-stocked rosters were rewarded Thursday at Enterprise High School's track with high spots in the final Eastern Athletic League standings.

PV gets top playoff seed for Division I baseball

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High baseball team (21-5) will once again be the top seed in the Division I Northern Section baseball playoffs, which commence today, and will play host to the No.

PV tennis team sweeps singles to reach NorCals

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High boys tennis team swept Orland 6-0 in singles matches Thursday, forgoing the doubles matches to earn the Northern Section's No.

Paradise Garden Club meets Monday

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Garden Club will meet Monday at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway.

Pedal past the pumps: A new attitude -- biking around town

Posted: 09 May 2008 04:52 AM CDT

CHICO -- Driving a car versus riding a bike means developing a new attitude about getting places, say the organizers of BikeChico!

Person of interest questioned in Orland shooting isn't cooperating

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

SUSANVILLE -- A "person of interest" in a fatal shooting April 21 was questioned by three Orland police officers at High Desert State Prison this week, but he refused to answer questions, said Police Chief Bob Pasero.

Program on irises set Saturday

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The Chico Horticultural Society will host a program on irises at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chico library, East First and Sherman avenues.

Prosecutors plan to appeal judge's overturning of sexual assault conviction

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Prosecutors said this week they plan to appeal a judge's ruling overturning one of two sexual assault convictions against a Chico man, instead of retrying the case.

Shasta gets EAL title off PV in 1-0 tilt

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

CHICO — In the second half of Thursday's Eastern Athletic League Cup prep girls soccer title match between regular-season champ Pleasant Valley and Shasta, there wasn't much evidence to show that the Wolves had the lead.

Sow There: A pat on the back for me ... and everyone else

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

I was feeling fairly smug the past couple of weeks about my gardening prowess. The newly planted section of the lawn is looking luscious.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Feather River anglers making some nice salmon catches, for now

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Salmon anglers can find some temporary solace on the Feather River, as some very good-grade chinooks are being caught right now, reported Chuck Rice at Feather River Outfitters in Oroville.

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department:

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

May 1 — 1200 block of Nord Avenue. Unknown loss. Reported at 8:45 p.m. May 3 — 1500 block of Mountain View Avenue.

Theater briefs: Chico Theater Company seeks actors for musical

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:34 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Theater Company is searching for at least two male and two female actors for its production of "The Drunkard," a musical melodrama with songs written by Barry Manilow.

Theater review: 'A Little Night Music' brings romantic tale to life

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- The sheer quality of Chico State University's spring musical, "A Little Night Music," blew this writer away.

Three Chico police officers will be honored

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- Three Chico police officers will be honored Wednesday by victims they helped get to safety during an apartment fire March 23.

Tour features six ridge gardens

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Did you ever wonder what the Garden of Eden must have looked like? Well, six dedicated gardeners in Paradise will open their gardens to show you their interpretation.

Wildcats open CCAA tourney with win

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — After 199 career wins, it only seemed fitting that Chico State baseball coach's Dave Taylor's professed method of winning would prove true.

Willows to host 75th Lamb Derby parade

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Maintaining a tradition that has lasted three-quarters of a century, Willows Chamber of Commerce will host the 75th annual Lamb Derby Parade beginning at 10 a.

Woman and baby rescued just before car sinks into canal

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Fairfield woman was able to get her 1-year-old baby out of her vehicle moments before it sank into a canal near the intersection county roads 45 and 48 Thursday morning.


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