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Friday, May 30, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Attorney, prosecutor compete for Glenn judge's bench

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

WILLOWS — In one of Glenn County's major election races this year, the choice Tuesday for Superior Court judge is between two candidates whose experiences are in distinctive arenas of the law.

Burglary suspects caught quickly with public help

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

CHICO — With help from the public, police arrested three burglary suspects Tuesday morning within minutes of two reported break-ins.

Burn ban ordered in Butte County

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A ban on burning vegetative waste in the unincorporated areas of Butte County has been ordered by fire officials, effective Monday.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Annette Violet Baker The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Annette Violet Baker for a felony warrant charging her with assault with a deadly weapon with

Correction

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

The time for Hamilton City High School's graduation was misstated in the list of area graduations published May 28.

DUI arrests up over long Memorial Day weekend

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

CHICO — A checkpoint and a stepped-up police patrol over the long Memorial Day weekend netted the arrest of six people for suspected driving under the influence in Chico.

Daily Planner: May 30

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Events CITY PLAZA: 31st annual Friday Night Concert series in Chico's City Plaza. Hosted by the Downtown Chico Business Association.

Early traffic: No reported problems

Posted: 29 May 2008 09:37 AM CDT

Both the roads and the skies are looking clear early this morning. No traffic problems have been reported in Butte or Glenn county as of 7:30 a.

Editorial: Young anglers can get hooked

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

As any angler will tell you, there are no guarantees in fishing. Some days, you can sit there all day and never get a bite.

Glad to be grads: Paradise graduation a silly-sweet celebration

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE — When Paradise High School Principal Mike Lerch presented the graduating class of 2008, the eruption of silly string, beach balls, caps and confetti, and the accompanying screaming cheer surprised the audience.

Glenn voters' palette full of supervisor choices

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County citizens are looking at two and possibly three new members on the Board of Supervisors.

Incumbent, former mayor vying for 1st District seat

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The incumbent is facing Oroville's former mayor in the race for the Butte County 1st supervisorial district.

Incumbent, town councilor and neophyte seek 5th District seat

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Three people are running to be county supervisor in the 5th District for Butte County, which is centered on Paradise and the upper ridge.

Interstate 5 closures in Sacramento start tonight

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Six weeks of intermittent full closures of parts of Interstate 5 though Sacramento begin tonight.

It's a dirty job

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

But somebody must clean Sycamore Pool at One-Mile Recreation Area. City of Chico workers did just that on Thursday.

Letter: Assemblyman explains endorsement

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

I wanted to clear up some misrepresentations about my endorsement for the state Assembly. First of all, my opinion is simply my opinion.

Letter: Break up the good old boy network

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

In the 5th District supervisor race, ridge residents have a clear choice. They can vote for Kim Yamaguchi, an old-school good old boy developer toady with a failed redistricting scheme and a recall attempt on his resume.

Letter: Conserving resources the best approach

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

In a Toronto speech in 2001, according to the book "Crimes Against Nature," by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney said, "Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it should not be the basis of comprehensive energy policy.

Letter: District 1 editorial hit the mark

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Your editorial about the District 1 supervisors race was so right on. Kudos for telling it like it is.

Letter: Donation helps women, children

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

The Esplanade House would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Soroptimist International of Chico for their generous monetary donation supporting the Child Development Center and GED program at the Esplanade House.

Letter: Herger turns back on veterans

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The new G.I. Bill, recently approved in the Senate by a 75-22 vote, is now heading to the House. This bill will bring present-day benefits to our veterans, helping them cope with the challenges they face reconnecting with society.

Letter: Judge should reduce Wright's sentence

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

My hopes I had for Gregory Wright's appeal process are quickly fading. His court-appointed appellate lawyer is so casual and apparently disinterested that it makes me angry yet powerless.

Letter: Mobile home owners should reject 98

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Proposition 98 is concerned with improper use of eminent domain. However, buried deep in the language is a sentence that would eliminate any form of rent control for tenants of apartments, homes and mobile home park spaces.

Letter: Neighborhoods at risk in Orland

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Orland's partial solution to its budget crunch may involve cramming a 34-home subdivision, Creekside Estates, into an area originally designated for about 15 homes.

Letter: Poppy fundraiser a great success

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary of Chico No. 1555 would like to thank the generous people of Chico for making our "Buddy Poppy Days" a great success.

Letter: Shoppers shouldn't finance greed

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

A downtown parking problem is one thing. Fleecing downtown shoppers to create several grossly overpaid, non-productive, quasi-government jobs is quite another matter and a drain on our community's finances.

Letter: Somebody needs to question candidates

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

A May 11 letter by Pamela Mayerle exclaimed the audacity of an editorial to question Sen. Barack Obama's judgment and fitness for office.

Letter: Supervisor confused on water issue

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Everyone who owns land around Paradise Lake or lives above Magalia Dam should know that at the May 2 Upper Ridge Coordinating Council forum, Supervisor Kim Yamaguchi said he favored raising Paradise Lake to increase water storage, and not repairing,

Letter: Thousands discover rare art collection

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Thanks to the wonderful collaboration between the community, Chico State University and Far West Heritage Association, nearly 7,000 people enjoyed this year's "The Treasures of the Turner.

Letter: Time for Clinton to give up the dance

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Another day, another misstep by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Surely now, there are fewer followers of hers that could or would condone her most recent remarks.

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Car wash helps hit-and-run victim's family CHICO — The friends of Kristopher Garrett will hold a donation car wash 10 a.

Local firms await honors: Eight among valley's 'top 100'

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — Eight local firms will be among 100 honored next month as the top companies in California's Central Valley.

Measure L asks Willows voters to fund school improvements

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Voters in Willows will decide Tuesday whether to approve a $20.7 million school bond measure to allow for improvements at Willows Unified School District campuses.

Metallic balloon ban clears Senate

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

A bill that would ban the sale of helium-filled metallic balloons passed through the state Senate Thursday with a vote of 22-17.

Nuts keep rolling, win eighth straight

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE —Yolo Post 77 had no problem clearing the Cowan Park fences Thursday afternoon while blasting three solo home runs.

Outlaws look for first win in home opener

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Opening night at Nettleton Stadium has arrived for the Outlaws, who are 0-4 and very much a work in progress.

Police Report

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES May 22 — 3500 block of The Esplanade. Extensive loss. Reported at 5:29 p.

Rose garden tour set

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The 14th annual progressive Rose Garden Tour sponsored by the Butte Rose Society will be held on June 7.

Sidelines: Hydroplane races set for Oroville

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Racers from all over the western United States will take part in the American Power Boat Association 2008 Western Divisional Pro Outboard Hydroplane Championships at the South Thermalito Forebay Recreation Area in Oroville this weekend.

Six seek congressional seat Doolittle vacating

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With John Doolittle retiring from his long-held position as 4th District congressman, six candidates — four Republicans and two Democrats — are vying for the seat that includes part of Butte County.

Sow There: Making room for the fresh

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The cycle of the seasons can be reflected by the contents of your freezer. A few weeks ago, the bulk of the tomato plants were placed in the ground in my garden.

State grants aim to cover a range of public safety needs

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Public safety agencies in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties will benefit from grants just announced by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Chico's 'Hooked on Fishing' kids event at Horseshoe Lake is Saturday

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

All area kids age 14 and under are invited to the 16th annual "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" free children's fishing day, being held Saturday from 7 a.

Teens seeking to buy booze turned away from ridge stores

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE — Teens seeking to buy booze were turned away at each of six businesses they visited Wednesday night in an undercover sting operation conducted by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Three Democrats seek Herger's spot

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Three Democrats with very different backgrounds are vying for a shot at unseating 2nd District Congressman Wally Herger, R-Chico.

Three in running for 4th District seat open in January

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Three candidates are seeking the Butte County District 4 supervisor's seat, a post left open by Curt Josiassen's decision not to seek re-election.

Triathlon work ironing a smoother reputation

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

"Ironman" is that term every bit as prevalent in the triathlon world as "ballplayer" is in the realm of baseball.

Two supervisors seek 3rd Assembly seat

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

The two Republicans hoping to succeed Rick Keene in the state Assembly are both county supervisors who call themselves conservative.

Will residency issue be enough to stop Nielsen?

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

When the candidate list for the 2nd Assembly District Republican primary was set this spring, it looked like a rout rather than a race.

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