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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A human face to the state budget impasse: Services to clients being reduced

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:00 AM CDT

Valley Oak Children's Services will have to lay off more than 25 employees at the end of the month unless state legislators have passed a budget by then.

Art briefs

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

Reception Friday for three exhibits CHICO -- An art reception this week will feature "Apropos Appropriation" by Marion Bronson, Richard Whitehead, Elizabeth Newman Kuiper, Darice McGuire and David Sutherland; untitled photos by Peter Hogue; and

Briefs

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — The city of Chico will honor public safety and military personnel today in a seventh annual Sept.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Sept. 11, 2008

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 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.

Call to drummers

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Dixon Drums is giving one grand-prize winner a three-day trip to Hollywood to perform at Westlake Studios and be filmed performing and discussing drumming and music with top A&R executives.

Campaign shocks! The Outrage Machine is on a roll

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Oh, the outrage. John McCain's campaign people are said to be suffering hurt feelings over Barack Obama's comment that McCain's policies are like lipstick on a pig.

Charter school, now defunct, investigated

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — After an audit found possible criminal activities at the now-closed Oak Hills Charter School, the Butte County District Attorney's office opened an investigation.

Chico VECTORS gets two-year emergency shelter grant

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:52 PM CDT

CHICO — A transitional housing facility for displaced veterans got an enormous boost last week.

Chico Women's Club members deposit care in Time Bank

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:59 PM CDT

CHICO — Liz George remembers being one in a group of mothers who had more than a casual arrangement.

Chico poet rests a spell, and remembers

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

An author's note says Chico poet Tom Fuszard is also "a corporate communications consultant, speechwriter, lecturer and speakers' coach," and his background shows in the clarity and directness of his work.

Construction to restore Verbena Fields starts

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:00 AM CDT

CHICO -- Construction began Wednesday on the restoration of Verbena Fields, a 20-acre former gravel mining quarry.

Corrections for Sept. 11

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

In Wednesday's story on the Barry R. Kirshner Foundation, all references to current and future bus trips to the exotic animal facility should be per year, not per month as incorrectly stated.

Cover story: Salvador Santana sizzles despite low turnout

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO --For those who thought about attending the Salvador Santana Band concert Sept. 4 at Chico State University and didn't, you missed out on a sizzling show.

Daily Planner: September 11

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Events COYOTE ART GALLERY: Art reception for Michael Diven's "And So it Goes" exhibition at Butte College.

Daily Planner: September 12

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5-7 p.m. Trinity 100. Art reception for "Apropos Appropriation" by Marion Bronson, Elizabeth Newman Kuiper, Darice McGuire, David Sutherland, Richard Whitehead; photos by Peter Hogue and "Small

DeWall's wins earn bronze at Paralympics

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Chico's Greg DeWall won a bronze medal in judo at the Paralympics in Beijing over the weekend. DeWall, who is blind, lost his first match and then won his next three to win one of two bronze medals in the 220-pound and over weight class.

Dorado brings jazz-embellished rock to The Maltese

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Singer-songwriter Sky Cooper has been involved in several musical projects, though he had to wait some time until "the right people came along," he said.

Dya Singh, Janis Ian to perform

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- World music superstar group Dya Singh will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Laxson Auditorium at Chico State University.

Eclectic Michelle Shocked mixes it up with gospel music

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- One of the most engaging blues women since Janis Joplin, Michelle Shocked is now riding a wave of down-home gospel fire that will surely be a part of her Chico show at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday.

Editorial: Recall effort by guards shameful

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

Welcome to the latest episode of "Your Tax Dollars at Work." In this episode, your hard-earned money is being used not to house the needy, not to increase unemployment benefits for the rising number of jobless people, not to build roads or

Entertainment Calendar for Sept. 11-17

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

Thursday, SEPT. 11 Music/Nightclubs AUGIE'S FINE COFFEE & TEA: Chico Poetry Slam. 8 p.m. $5. BUTTE COLLEGE FACULTY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Groovediggers at 11 a.

Female prep athlete of the week: Bekendam claims first MVP

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Tessa Bekendam finally found the key to unlocking a tournament MVP award. Now every time she needs to unlock something, she can be reminded of what she accomplished.

Growth alternative to be picked tonight

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — The city's Planning Commission will return tonight to a continued discussion of which way the city should grow.

Gun brought to court won't result in charges

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 04:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Because of a provision in the law, no criminal charges will be brought against a Forest Ranch man arrested this summer, after a loaded pistol was reportedly detected in his computer case as he was entering the Butte County Superior

Hamilton City citizens keep Butte mosquito control

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 06:26 PM CDT

CHICO — Butte Local Agency Formation commission today denied a request from Glenn County Board of Supervisors to remove Hamilton City from Butte County mosquito control jurisdiction.

Hamilton City residents keep Butte County mosquito control

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — Hamilton City residents successfully lobbied Wednesday to keep their mosquito control services through a Butte County district.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Bangkok Dangerous' a needless cookie-cutter film

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

"Bangkok Dangerous" stars Nicolas Cage as a hired assassin who rethinks his life after taking on an assistant and meeting a woman in Bangkok.

In the Nick of time: Tedrow nets winner for Wildcat men

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Nick Tedrow sure picked a good time to score his first collegiate goal. Tedrow, a true freshman, rolled in the game-winner with 1:07 left in the second overtime period, giving the Chico State men's soccer team a 2-1 victory over

Lack of mosquito fogging during fires draws criticism

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — Did a decision not to fog for mosquitoes during the recent fires lead to a West Nile virus infection in Hamilton City?

Letter: Expansion would improve location

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

I am a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West and our property backs up to the vacant lot that Mark Abouzeid at Chico Volkswagen wants to use for parking.

Letter: FCC adds to landfill problem

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

I know that whileI am a little long in the tooth and came into this "electronic revolution" a little late in life, I do understand the need to upgrade to newer technology and such.

Letter: Removal of basketball hoop unfair

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

I am writing on behalf of my family and our neighbors, the Deans, in regards to a letter we received from city code enforcement regarding the basketball hoops we have in front of our homes.

Letter: River float still a trashy event

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

On Wednesday afternoon following the Labor day weekend, I went out and floated the Sacramento River from the bridge to Scotty's with a friend.

Local Roundup: Butte women's soccer dominates

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Katie Brandt scored two goals as the Butte College women's soccer team rolled over Las Positas 5-0 Wednesday for a nonconference home victory.

Lt. Mike Weber ends 30-year career with Chico police

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO -- Mike Weber isn't likely to forget his last shift Sunday after 30 years with the Chico Police Department, and not just because it happened to be his 55th birthday.

Male prep athlete of the week: Alvarado, Orland start new trend

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

ORLAND — The differences between this year's Orland High football team and last year's are already glaring.

Mendoza's 'Crossing Cultures' at Chico Art Center

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Be prepared to have a religious experience. International artist Alejandro Mendoza's multimedia exhibition "Crossing Cultures" is on display through Sept.

Music feature: Paradise native completes conducting fellowship in Colorado

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

ASPEN, Colo. -- Paradise native Dawn Harms recently completed a full fellowship nine-week study with the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival.

Music preview: Upper Ridge Blues Society jams in Paradise

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

PARADISE -- For a bluesy good time, head to Paradise tonight for the Upper Ridge Blues Society's weekly jam/open mic.

North State Voices: We didn't know what we had till he was gone

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

On a humid July day more 30 years ago, a leathery relic pushed open the oak door of the Orlando Club where I tended bar, and stepped tentatively inside while his eyes adjusted to the dark.

Oroville man survives four-day high lakes ordeal

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS -- A trip to Chester to look at a motorhome became a four-day test of survival for an Oroville man who became stranded Friday in the high lakes area northeast of Inskip.

Pickup rolls over

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

Police interview James McDaniel Wednesday following a reportedly accidental rollover of his pickup and connecting trailer.

Registration still open for Sunday's pushcart races in Chico

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — A series of pushcart races will be held Sunday in City Plaza during the first Pushcart Grand Prix, a fundraiser for Community Action Agency of Butte County.

Remembering Sept. 11

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 09:25 PM CDT

CHICO - Fire and police officials, along with veterans, city and state leaders will join at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Downtown Plaza to recall the events of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

School Time for Sept. 11

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

Honors The following students were inducted into the National Honor Roll: Champion Christian School — Karlee Burns; Durham High School — Patrick Behunin, Emily Farrell, Nicole Kuhn, Sarah Kuhn, Alexander Shmatovich, Sarah Woods; Gridley

Scientists beaming after test of big atom smasher

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 04:12 AM CDT

GENEVA -- A small blip on a computer screen sent champagne corks popping among physicists in Switzerland.

Sensible Cyclery shop to open Sept. 16

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:51 PM CDT

CHICO — A new cycling shop that sells reconditioned bicycles will have its grand opening 3-5 p.

Solutions sought for downtown issues

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — City Councilors Tom Nickell and Steve Bertagna plan to host a second set of "round table discussions," this time on downtown issues.

The Nosebleed Section column: Systems can usually win over talent

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

I am a really good reporter and writer. Seriously, don't laugh. I've kept that egotistical fact alive with me the last few years and have never really considered that maybe somebody else's genius has more to do with where I am than my intellect and

Theater briefs

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

'Over the River and Through the Woods' OROVILLE -- The Birdcage Theatre is presenting "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro this month.

Theater preview: Cirque Mechanics 'Birdhouse Factory' a modern circus

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Be prepared to be dazzled and delighted by a world-class modern circus. Chico Performances presents Cirque Mechanics "Birdhouse Factory," performing at 7:30 p.

Theater preview: Mime Troupe to tickle Chico's political funny bone

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Do not go to the San Francisco Mime Troupe show expecting to see a sketch like famous Frenchman Marcel Marceau's iconic black-and-white striped character, Bip the clown.

Theater review: Local teens sing, dance in 'High School Musical'

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Local teens sang, danced and had a blast bringing Disney's "High School Musical" to the stage at Oroville's State Theatre last week.

These Arms Are Snakes to perform at Cafe Coda

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

These Arms Are Snakes will play Monday at Cafe Coda. The band features, left to right, Chris Common (drums, percussion), Steve Snere (vocals, effects), Brian Cook (bass, guitar, keyboards) and Ryan Frederiksen (guitar, keyboards).

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:52 PM 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.

Willy Porter to perform at El Rey

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

Willy Porter will perform with Michelle Shocked at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the El Rey Theatre in Chico.

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