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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

6 p.m.: Pair of new fires grow to 60 acres, prompt call for voluntary evacuation

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 07:58 PM CDT

BELDEN — Officials from the U.S. Forest Service are asking rural Plumas County residents along Highway 70 to voluntarily evacuate due to a pair of new fires.

Book review: Al Young's poetry collection captures feeling of blues music

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

I am an avid fan of the blues, so a poetry book like Al Young's, "Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry," which captures the unmistakable feeling of blues music, won me over right away.

Butte fires to be contained tonight

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 07:34 PM CDT

CHICO — Officials with Cal Fire-Butte County announced that full containment on the Butte Lightning Complex fires will be achieved at 7 tonight.

Chico a high-risk area for West Nile virus

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Residents of central Chico are at high risk for catching West Nile virus, according to the state Department of Public Health.

Community Roundup: West makes Junior Nationals for AquaJets

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

The Chico AquaJets swim team participated in the Sierra Nevada Junior Olympic Championships held at the Redding Aquatic Center.

Corrections

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

An incorrect location was listed in Monday's Enterprise-Record for the giant windchime project being proposed.

Daily Planner: July 30

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: July 31

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

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

Early traffic: Highways, skies both clear

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 09:56 AM CDT

An old saying goes, "No news is good news," and if that is true then area motorists should have a good morning.

Editorial: Discourage cars, don't ban them

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

There's a movement afoot among Chico State University's neighbors to convince the university to ban cars for freshmen living in dormitories.

Fire victim's life changed after '05

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CONCOW -- Late in life, Van Scott West acquired the image of a somewhat reclusive mountain man who seldom left his isolated, woodsy retreat in Concow.

Former Wildcat Trask set U.S. Amateur

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Ryan Trask, who recently wrapped up his career with the Chico State men's golf team, qualified for the 2008 United States Amateur Monday by winning a playoff hole to finish second at the sectional qualifying tournament at Butte Creek Country Club on

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Michael Anthony McLaughlin The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Michael Anthony McLaughlin for possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear on a

Governor ups reward for Butte arsonist

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 08:07 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced a $50,000 reward for information leading toward the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for setting the Humboldt Fire.

Home-invasion robber gets 20 years

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

OROVILLE — One of two men involved in a 2006 Chico home invasion robbery, during which a male tenant was shot and wounded, drew the maximum term of 20 years in prison Tuesday.

L.A. City Council bans fast-food restaurants in poverty section of city

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council is putting South Los Angeles on a diet. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in an impoverished swath of the city with a proliferation of such eateries and

Letter: Ad misrepresents hospital facts

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

I am writing to respond to a recent full-page advertisement purchased by the Service Employees International Union, which compared two local hospitals, St.

Letter: Christians persecuted by courts

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

For those of you that might still be laboring under the illusion that Christians are not being discriminated against and persecuted in our society and have been for at least a half century, let me enlighten you.

Letter:Letter: Health concerns over smoke come first

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

As the air quality around Butte County improves, the American Lung Association of California would like to thank all the different organizations that canceled outdoor events when air quality conditions reached "unhealthy" or "hazardous" levels

Merge crash slows 99 traffic

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:50 PM CDT

CHICO — Two vehicles collided and rolled down an embankment on northbound Highway 99 north of the Highway 32 onramp just before noon.

Moderate quake shakes buildings, nerves in Calif.

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 06:57 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake to strike a populated area of Southern California in more than a decade rattled windows and chandeliers, made buildings sway and sent people running into the streets today.

Mosquito fogging planned tonight (Chico map added)

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 07:30 PM CDT

ORLAND — For the first time this year, the West Nile virus has been detected in a dead bird found in northwest Orland.

Natural resources specialists to conduct fire preparedness workshop

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

MAGALIA — University of California specialists and other natural resource professionals will discuss the aftermath of fire and pre-fire preparedness at a workshop Friday at the Paradise Pines Property Owners Association, 14211 Wycliff Way.

New fires close part of Highway 70

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

BELDEN — Officials from the U.S. Forest Service are asking rural Plumas County residents along Highway 70 to voluntarily evacuate due to a pair of new fires.

Outlaws turn near no-hitter into offensive outburst

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

A problem with sewage changed a doubleheader into a single nine-inning game Tuesday at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev.

Quick arrests made in suspected Chico burglaries

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Within hours of three burglaries Thursday morning, Chico police had two suspects in custody and recovered some of the stolen items.

Sidelines: Sports speed clinic scheduled

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

An all-sport speed clinic will be held by Steve Henderson, PhD, CSCS, ACSM, USAW, an exercise physiologist and certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Steer clear of Pine, Cypress this weekend

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- A major traffic route in Chico will be closed starting Friday, but only for the weekend, while a new undercrossing near Big Chico Creek is constructed.

Strong earthquake shakes Southern California

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake to strike a populated area of Southern California in more than a decade rattled windows and chandeliers, made buildings sway and sent people running into the streets on Tuesday.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Hot 'nuff for ya — Farmers market salsa entries work their magic

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Did you want salsa with that? Salsa, a sexy little word for a condiment made of chopped raw vegetables, originated in Mexico.

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