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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

3:30 p.m.: Fire briefs: County scales back info services

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:30 PM CDT

Ridge information center change Butte County will no longer be staffing the information center at Holiday Market in Magalia, due to a decline in demand.

7:45 p.m.: Fire summary: Lightning fires being reined in

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 09:48 PM CDT

One major fire was contained today, and three other's may be circled Thursday, as firefighters are getting the uppoer hand on the Butte Lightning Complex.

9:30 a.m.: Fire Bulletin: Rim Fire contained

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 11:35 AM CDT

Cal Fire officials declared the Rim Fire near Concow contained this morning, following good progress made by fire crews.

Art briefs

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Local artists dedicated to figure drawing CHICO -- Art, Etc., will present an exhibition of recent works produced by the Thursday Figure Group of Chico.

Art feature: Owen teaches pottery on the wheel and raku firing

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- In a small park he's created to house a raku pottery studio behind his Chico home, ceramic artist Dave Owen shares his expertise of this ancient Japanese art with small groups of students.

Biblio File: Undiscovered wine country: California's Central Coast

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

William Ausmus, a research scholar in the communication studies department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, writes that though there is a deserved "ocean of verbiage paying homage to the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma," the area from Monterey to Santa

Blazes along Highway 70 are a tough battle

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:40 AM CDT

PULGA -- Firefighters continued to battle troublesome blazes Wednesday alongside Highway 70, which threatened motorists and power lines.

Bogus parking enforcer faces arrest for probation violation

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A former Palermo man convicted several years ago of issuing his own bogus handicapped parking tickets, is back in trouble again.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: July 3, 2008

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM 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.

Central Valley salmon fishing ban goes into effect today to protect fall run

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — No more salmon fishing. That's the word from the Department of Fish and Game for Central Valley anglers, effective today, to protect Sacramento River fall-run Chinook salmon.

Check it Out: Tax rebate checks can help public libraries

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

It may not be too late. As library patrons and the general community know, a stimulus package is being offered by the government to allow citizens to assist the country in an economic recovery.

City moving ahead with freestyle park for bikes

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — The city is moving ahead with a freestyle park for bikes, but it still could be a while before a facility is finished.

Correction

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

An event at Aero Union in Chico that celebrates the opening of its new propeller service is designed for vendors and suppliers only.

Cover story: He Said, She Said movie review: 'Wall-E' a movie with a message

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

"Wall-E" stars an out-dated robot, charged with cleaning up earth long after all humans have left for less-polluted locations.

Culleton becomes third candidate to announce bid for Paradise Town Council seat

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The campaign for three Town Council seats shifted into gear this week as Councilman Steve "Woody" Culleton announced his bid for a second, four-year term in office.

Daily Planner: July 3

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m., Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Daily Planner: July 4

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 43rd annual celebration at One-Mile Recreation Area, Bidwell Park.

Editorial: Grand Jury report toothless

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Either every government agency in Butte County is doing just a wonderful job, or one watchdog has lost its teeth.

Firefighters making progress on fires: Active wildfires reduced to13 in Butte Lightning complex

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:40 AM CDT

The number of active blazes in the Butte Lightning Complex was reduced to 13 Wednesday when officials declared 100 percent containment on the Rim Fire.

Fires affecting plans for Fourth of July recreation outings

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

AAA of Northern California has reported a downturn in the number of people planning to travel far from home over the Fourth of July weekend.

Flames damage third floor of vacant home

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico firefighters worked quickly Wednesday evening to stop a fire burning in a vacant house on Rio Chico Way, a block of residences surrounded on all sides by Chico State University property.

Hamilton City clubs pull some fireworks off shelves of booths

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — In an effort to curb the modification of legal fireworks into potentially dangerous explosive devices, a Hamilton City fire official gained cooperation Wednesday in removing some products from the shelves of fireworks booths

July Fourth celebrations abound Friday

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Here are some of the activities planned on July Fourth to celebrate Independence Day. CHICO — A day of patriotic music, family games and a salute to freedom will mark the 43rd annual Fourth of July Celebration at One-Mile Recreation Area in

Landavazo, leads elude Outlaws

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Traded from the Chico Outlaws to the Reno Silver Sox during batting practice before the two teams' matchup Wednesday night, Derrick Landavazo made a good first impression with his new team.

Letter: Little League decision made no sense

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

With air quality indexes soaring beyond "very unhealthy," Butte County Air Quality Management District is advising residents to avoid outdoor activities.

Letter: No need to feel threatened

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

The panicky letter of Paul Richins is so full of ignorance and hysteria about gay people that it sounds like a cartoonish caricature, but if he's serious, I want to respond.

Letter: Recall of Barrera warranted

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

As a parent of two Finch Charter School students, I support the recall of Arturo Barrera because of the following alarming changes that I see in our school.

Letter: Same-sex protest isn't about religion

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Recently I wrote a letter about the court overturning the vote by the people to disallow same-sex marriage, letting the minority rule instead of the majority in California.

Music Preview: Paul Thorn Band combines rock and Southern soul

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Paul Thorn Band will combine Southern soul and rock music in its upcoming concert at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Music feature: Unusual gift becomes music to the ears for harp player

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- "What in the world do I do with this?" Janice Williams must have uttered upon unwrapping an unexpected harp as a birthday present.

North State Voices: Why I perform same-sex ceremonies

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

"It's no skin off your nose." That's what my mom would say to me when I was in my judgmental mode as a kid, objecting to some act of my brother or a friend.

Nuts dust Kennewick in rout

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion team made quick work of the Kennewick Dusters Wednesday evening at Doryland Field, smashing the visitors from Washington 12-2 in a game that was shortened by the mercy rule after 4 1/2 innings.

Police staffing up for Independence Day events

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — With high gas prices likely to keep more people in town for the Independence Day weekend, police are staffing up to handle large crowds at holiday events.

Putting ability first: Helpers get more than they give

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO — When 16-year-old Alex DeLorenzo read a story in the Enterprise-Record about the upcoming Ability First Sports Camp at Chico State University and the need for volunteers, he knew he wanted to sign up.

Salmon rescued from Butte Creek

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 06:04 PM CDT

CHICO — Nearly 300 adult salmon were rescued from a pool in Butte Creek today. The migrating spring-run salmon should have swum up into Butte Creek Canyon where they would find cold water and be able to survive until spawning time in the fall.

Saving salmon: Hundreds of fish rescued on creek

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO -- More than 300 spring-run salmon got a helping human hand to make it home Wednesday. The big fish were in two pools in Butte Creek, just west of Highway 99, and probably would have died when the water got too warm, officials from the state

Sidelines: Butte sets camp for QBs, receivers

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

The Nor Cal Football Quarterback/Wide Receiver Camp at Butte College will be conducted July 8-10 from 9 a.

Theater briefs

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Local theaters offer summer plays CHICO -- Two theater companies in Chico have plays opening next week.

Theater review: Oregon Shakespeare Festival entertains audiences

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

ASHLAND -- For the inaugural outdoor season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director Bill Rauch chose an American playwright's celebration of life and deathin addition to a tragedy and a comedy by Shakespeare to open in the Elizabethan

Union to give up benefits to keep more firefighters on duty

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO -- Wanting to stop cuts to the number of firefighters on a shift, the fire union is considering sacrifices in pay and benefits, fire union president Bill Hack said this week.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 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.

entertainment calendar for july 3-8

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Thursday, JULY 3 Music/Nightclubs COLUSA CASINO: Michael Clark Project. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. HAS BEANS: Open Mic Night.

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