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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

10:20 a.m.: Summary: Camp Fire crosses Highway 70

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 12:42 PM CDT

The inversion layer that's been slowing the spread of the lightning fires in the foothills began to break down Friday, allowing several of the blazes to grow.

1:50 a.m.: Fire briefs: Concow meeting on fire at 3 p.m. today

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 04:21 AM CDT

Town hall meetings concluding The last of three town hall meetings today on the lighting fires will begin at 3 p.

9:30 a.m.: Lighting fire bulletins: Red flag warning

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:34 AM CDT

9:30 a.m.: Weather changing A red flag warning has been issued for the Butte County foothills, as the inversion area in place for the past few days is breaking up.

A city of firefighters: Command post springs up to support crews

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

CHICO -- With a mobile kitchen that cooked up 1,200 steaks for dinner, a medical unit, portable showers and a laundry, it's a self-sustaining city.

All About Us: Home with 3-year-old better than jury duty

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Wishes sometimes come true, I discovered with dismay. I'd been having a difficult time with Anya, who had taken to growling and snapping her teeth at me whenever I asked her, kindly, not to do something.

Community members honored; Venture Island concludes

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

CHICO -- Celebrating 22 years, the Chico Economic Planning Corp. added to the annual dinner's fun Thursday with a litany of awards and the conclusion of Venture Island/Chico, an entrepreneur's competition.

Crews at whim of weather

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

Firefighters held blazes in place Saturday, but how the weather changes will determine what happens next.

Daily Planner: June 29

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Events CHICO ART CENTER: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. "A Splash of Color" watercolor workshop by Evonne Cramer. 521-9873 or 895-8726.

Daily Planner: June 30

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Events AUTHOR APPEARANCE: 7 p.m. Lyon Books, 121 W. Fifth St. Chico Stonewall Alliance presents author Lizann Bassham and her new book "One of Another.

Dave Davies' column: Junior Giants program a hit in Oroville

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The San Francisco Giants' Junior Giants program places emphasis not on winning games, but on building character and self-esteem in the young players who participate.

Editorial: Think about others, not just yourself

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

If the dry lightning storms forecast for this weekend come to pass, Butte County residents are probably going to see some of the 1,600 firefighters now here, going elsewhere, before all the local fires are contained.

Fire information at town hall meetings appreciated

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

PARADISE -- A town hall meeting Saturday felt more like a victory celebration, with applause for firefighters and the work being done to begin restoring communities.

Fire information offered on ridge

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

Representatives of Butte County will be at the Holiday Market, 14001 Lakeridge Circle, in Magalia to answer questions about the lightning fires in the area.

Flashbacks From Here and There: A man to be remembered-III

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Bill, a writer of note, left behind four fabulous volumes on the history of Butte County, ripe with humor and fascinating situations.

Help offered to Humboldt, Ophir fire victims

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Debris removal, utilities reconnection Fire ash and debris from the Humboldt and Ophir fires may contain asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy

Letter: Add a little green to state budget

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

As for balancing the budget, legal marijuana could produce a pot of gold. — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letter: Comparing cases yields startling results

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Well once again I must comment about the inconsistent sentencing in Butte County. Darrin Pacheco actually killed someone in a fight, but got voluntary manslaughter, had two prior strikes, and got 33 to life.

Letter: Enloe's wage proposal uses fuzzy math

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Enloe's administration claims its wage offer to its service unit is fair. They say it is "based on the average maximum of the wage scale of the six hospitals in our area.

Letter: Fixed income can't withstand inflation

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Myself and millions of other people are on fixed incomes, and we are tired of being taken advantage of by these oil companies.

Letter: Invest tax money to turn a profit

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

I was encouraged to read of the City Council's decision to fund certain arts programs such as Artoberfest and the World Music Festival.

Letter: Missed payment not a mere coincidence

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

An article in Monday's edition was about the Sycuan tribe being allowed to skip on a payment to the state until next year, costing California a much-needed revenue of $30 million.

Letter: Raising taxes is civilized solution

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

This is in response to Larry Mitchell's article of June 12 regarding the California budget crisis. I heard Sister McCarthy speak at the Interfaith Council and was impressed with her facts and figures on how the governor's proposed budget cuts would

Letter: Stealing equal rights isn't a right

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

While all the hand wringing is going on about a ban or no ban on same-sex marriage, I find it almost amusing the complete unwillingness of those opposing same-sex marriage to examine their own motives.

Low-interest loans for fire victims

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be helping fire victims fill out loan applications to recover from fire damage starting July 2.

Man, juveniles are detained

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

PARADISE -- A Vallejo man and three juveniles were found allegedly breaking into the Moore Road ballpark early Friday, According to a Paradise police press release, Freddie Joseph Varao attempted to commit burglary with his 10-year-old son and his

Nuts beat Yakima to advance in Reno tourney

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Shane Galbraith doubled and tripled and Patrick Randolph and Andy Quiring both had two hits apiece to lead the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team over Yakima, Wash.

One evacuation shelter full, two others open

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

Spring Valley School, the original evacuation center for the lightning fires, has reached its capacity of evacuees, according to Butte County Emergency Operation Center.

Outlaws cruise, halt six-game loss skid

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Outlaws will be traveling to Reno, Nev., today on a day off with some unfamiliar baggage: A road winning streak.

Paradise Pow Wow is July 12-13

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

PARADISE — "Celebrate Life" is the theme of this year's Paradise Pow Wow over two days, July 12-13 at Gold Nugget Museum, 509 Pearson Road.

Paradise man saves orphan

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

First Madonna. Then Angelina Jolie. Now John Johnson. Following in the footsteps of the two lovely starlets with whom he has absolutely nothing in common, the Paradise resident last week adopted a youngster from another country.

People on the Street

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Should so-called "safe and sane" fireworks be allowed in Butte and Glenn counties? Asked Thursday at a Chico shopping center Michelle Mokres Mom, Durham Look around.

Praises for the unsung heroes

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

Most often, during these weekly wanderings down the canyons of my mind, I spend my time trying to make people giggle at the strangeness that is all around us.

Road work Roundup

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Interstate 5 SACRAMENTO — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Sign up for emergency information calls

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

During emergencies, Butte County maintains a notification system that can send residents phone calls with information.

Students' summer school course: flying

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

CHICO -- Most teens expect an opportunity for behind-the-wheel lessons, but few expect it to be in an airplane.

The Bookshelf: "One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales"

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

What do DVD-stealing pirate rats, mechanical monsters, aliens, sea serpents and four brave children have in common?

They're watching flames and the weather

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:36 PM CDT

Waiting and watching is what fire officials are doing right now, hoping the change in weather conditions doesn't start new fires.

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