Thursday, June 12, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

2 p.m. — Firefighters facing harsh conditions

Posted: 11 Jun 2008 04:06 PM CDT

PALERMO — As 400 firefighters continue to battle the 1,600-acre Ophir Fire, they are facing continued heat and high winds today.

9:30 p.m.: Residents evacuated; fight against fire continues through night — Photos

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 12:08 AM CDT

CHICO — The fast-moving Humboldt Fire has burned 3,500 acres since it broke out about noon today, and has forced more than a 1,000 people from their homes.

9:30 p.m.: Southwest Chico fire forces evacuations

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Six to 10 homes in southwest Chico were threatened by a vegetation fire this afternoon, and residents were ordered to evacuate.

A custom classic winner

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Ron Peck of Chico (back to the camera) is shown May 3 at the third annual Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d'Elegance in Half Moon Bay with master of ceremonies Alain de Cadenet.

Art briefs: Water media art shown in Paradise; High school students' art displayed; Summer art classes available in Oroville

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:04 AM CDT

PARADISE --"Colored Water" is the theme of a new exhibit at the Paradise Art Center, 5564 Almond St.

Biblio File: Co-founder of PrayNorthState to sign books in Chico

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:02 AM CDT

James Wilson, who with his wife Diana, founded PrayNorthState in 2001, tells about a Promise Keepers meeting in San Diego.

Bloomsday literary festival to celebrate James Joyce

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- With a name like Bloomsday, one might think this Monday literary festival celebrates flower power.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: June 12, 2008

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:04 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: Plan ahead to see local bands this summer in Chico and Paradise

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:03 AM CDT

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here's a peak at Chico's Friday Night Concert series in the downtown city plaza, courtesy of the Downtown Chico Business Association.

Calendar june 12-june 18

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:05 AM CDT

Thursday, JUNE 12 Music/Nightclubs HAS BEANS: Open Mic Night. 8-11 p.m. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. for 10-minute or two-song slots.

Center taking small pets

Posted: 11 Jun 2008 08:36 PM CDT

CHICO — Evacuated residents of fire-affected areas are able to drop their pets off at an emergency center set up at the Butte County Search and Rescue center at the east end of Morrow Lane.

Conflicting views on state budget crisis heard

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- A nun and a legislator offered very different takes Wednesday on the state's budget crisis. Sister Marti McCarthy said proposed budget cuts will have a terrible impact on poor people around California.

Cover story: Imagination and competition blend in 'Fresh Ink Festival'

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:01 AM CDT

CHICO -- One of the greatest dramas of all time was written by William Shakespeare more than 400 years ago.

Daily Planner: June 13

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Events 1078 GALLERY: 6-9 p.m. Art reception for Binod Shrestha's "Reminiscence"; through July 12. Hours 12:30-5:30 p.

Day care evacuated after road closure

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:47 AM CDT

STILSON CANYON — When smoke began billowing over the ridge above Stilson Canyon, Christy Strauch turned a potentially scary moment for the children under her care into a "learning experience.

Defense hammers at alleged assault victim's story

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- The alleged victim of a March 8 sexual assault was on the witness stand for more than six hours Wednesday in an attempt to gain credibility.

Editorial: Heed lessons from bad fires

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

At the height of the fire near Palermo on Tuesday night, a call came over the police scanner. Somebody was mowing.

Fire consumes 20 acres on Chico's southwest edge

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO — A fire burned 20 acres of vegetation Wednesday off Estes Road. Smoke trails could be seen as late as 8 p.

Former police officer gets 30 days in jail for filing false police report

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Former Chico police officer Robert Ponce was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation Wednesday after filing a false police report concerning a counterfeit bill he acquired last August.

Gun threat draws 18-year prison term

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A suspected Chico gang member Wednesday drew a sentence of 18 years in prison for pressing a loaded handgun against the head of a disabled man.

Historical home lost in Ophir Fire

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

PALERMO — When Norma Virden and her daughter Heidi Vaughn left for work Tuesday morning, they never imagined it would be the last time they saw their home.

Humboldt fire grows to 6,000 acres

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:56 AM CDT

CHICO -- No structures were reported lost in the first day of a large wildfire that raced across canyons east of Chico Wednesday and filled the sky with billowing smoke.

Jury starts deliberations in stabbing death case

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial of Gustavo Gonzalez Tafolla of Orland, in the killing of a Red Bluff woman last year, with a jury hearing closing arguments and getting the case for deliberations at about 4 p.

Letter: Allegation recanted

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

I apologize I made a comment about Michael Dennis being offered something for his activity in the recall against Glenn County Superintendent of Schools Arturo Barrera.

Letter: Chico employees should feel fortunate

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

I'd like to sincerely thank the 71 members of our roughly 200 city employees that appreciate the jobs they have and the nice salaries and benefits that come with it.

Letter: Reducing pay would help more

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

I found the article headlined "Police union agrees to smaller wages" to be laughable. The Chico Police Officers Association is significantly responsible for the city's current budget woes.

Letter: Sorry for the wake-up calls

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

This is in response to the calls made on behalf of the Forest Ranch Charter School. I own and operate Impact Marketing.

Letter: Too much Big Brother in Chico

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

During the 1950s I remember reading a story about Communist Russia. It described how the KGB would go from house to house, frightening the citizens because they may be arrested for some minor infraction of the rules.

Local briefs

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Search mobilized in Orland, but missing child found ORLAND — A 6-year-old boy with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) wandered off from his home Wednesday morning in Orland.

Local teen juggler raises funds for charitable African trip

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Some teens spend the hot Chico summers staying cool in the local creeks and swimming pools. But this year Cody Bryan has different plans.

Movie review: He Said, She Said: 'Kung Fu Panda' is a fun, family film

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:02 AM CDT

"Kung Fu Panda" stars Jack Black as a portly Chinese bear surprised to discover he's fated to defeat a famous warrior with martial arts skills he doesn't believe he has.

Music feature: Ten Mile Tide revived following band's rocky ride

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:01 AM CDT

CHICO -- It's been a rollercoaster the last two years for Ten Mile Tide, an Americana/Fiddle-rock band from the city by the bay.

Outlaws hit for the split in Canada

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Through their difficulties to get back on track after the rough start this first month, the Outlaws seem to be learning how a potent offense often translates to a dependable defense.

Paradise watching fire to the north

Posted: 11 Jun 2008 05:06 PM CDT

PARADISE — A "low-level" emergency center has been set up in Town Hall to monitor the Humboldt Fire in case further actions need to be taken.

School time

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Honors Michael Spann, from CORE Butte Charter School, received an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in the President's Education Awards Program.

Sidelines: Golf tournament benefits Oroville and LP athletics

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

A golf tournament with all proceeds benefitting Las Plumas and Oroville high school athletics will be held Friday, with a 1 p.

Struttin' their stuff: Lipizzaner Stallions to perform in Chico

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions are in the midst of a 38th anniversary tour this year, and Chico is among the stops.

Theater briefs: 'Shakespeare on the Plaza' this summer; Theatre on the Ridge holding auditions

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- "Shakespeare on the Plaza" begins Saturday in Chico's downtown plaza and lasts through July 14.

Toughness comes easily in Nuts' win

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — The going didn't get tough often for the Chico Nuts. The few times it did, though, they responded.

Unique ride-along gets a little wild

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Two-fifty p.m. The light wind blew dust into the mostly sunny sky as a water truck splashed it back down onto the Silver Dollar Speedway quarter-mile race track.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 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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