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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Here's the ticket: It's all about compromise

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:28 PM CDT

Recently, my husband told me he wanted to get the NFL Sunday Ticket so he could watch any football game broadcast anywhere in the country on Sundays.

All that money you've lost where did it go?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:26 PM CDT

NEW YORK -- Trillions in stock market value — gone. Trillions in retirement savings — gone.

Better Business Bureau warns of "grandparent" scam

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 02:18 AM CDT

It may begin with a plaintive phone call to a grandparent in the middle of the night. Someone claiming to be a grandchild starts the conversation with something like: "Hi, this is your favorite grandson (or granddaughter)," then waits for the

Better Business Bureau warns of 'grandparent' scam

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

It may begin with a plaintive phone call to a grandparent in the middle of the night. Someone claiming to be a grandchild starts the conversation with something like: "Hi, this is your favorite grandson (or granddaughter)," then waits for the

ChicoER.com offers election coverage

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:31 PM CDT

CHICO -- As Election Day nears, voters can get the latest information on local races on the Enterprise-Record Web site, ChicoER.

Conflict appears in Durham fundraisers

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

DURHAM -- Budget concerns in public schools usually revolve around massive sums of cash, but last week Durham schools stressed over a few thousand dollars that will mostly come out of parents' pockets.

Crowds take to downtown Chico streets after police break up party

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 04:46 AM CDT

CHICO — Ivy Street became a maelstrom early Sunday morning as throngs of people occupied the roadway between West Fifth and West Third Streets.

Daily Planner: October 12

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Events POKER RUN: 9 a.m.-noon check-in, ride, beginning at Chico Bide and Board, 845 Main St. Bicycle, helmet check; bike fair and show at City Plaza, riders with best poker hands announced.

Daily Planner: October 13

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dave Davies: Time for football to take over

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

The last race at Silver Dollar Speedway took place this weekend, Major League Baseball playoffs are leading up to the World Series, affectionately known as the Fall Classic, and the first rains of the year last week let us know that summer is

Editorial: Job creation not just a slogan

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Way back in July, which economically speaking seems like a million years ago, a divided Butte County Board of Supervisors turned thumbs down on a possible business and research park near Chico.

Eleven bands compete in Oroville for honors

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Eleven middle and high school marching bands from around the region competed for top honors as they paraded from Montgomery Street to Harrison Stadium Saturday.

Festival weekend marks 100th year

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:28 PM CDT

CHICO — St. John the Baptish Catholic Church is celebrating two anniversaries this year. The first is the church's centennial, marking 100 years since the cornerstone to the building at 435 Chestnut was laid.

Fire in Nord claims house, barns

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:31 PM CDT

NORD -- Downed power lines started a brush fire that burned 25 acres and destroyed a home, two barns, farm equipment and several vehicles at 12:30 p.

Fossil collecting at school reunion

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:41 PM CDT

I looked at her as she hugged me and thought, "I don't have a clue who you are!" and she wasn't the only one.

Hanestad a true 'hit' on title stage

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Darrell Hanestad took the long way home Saturday night — home, as in the winner's circle he knows so well at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Hmong new year

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

In Photo No.1: Mai Neng Yang (left) walks with her cousin, Douchi Yang, as they enjoy the booths and food during the Hmong New Year Festival at the Nelson Sports Complex Saturday in Oroville.

Homeless shelter in money crunch

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:31 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Torres Shelter, which houses homeless men and women, is facing a severe money crunch. Recently, the shelter failed to get a two-year federal grant of $200,000, said Patrick Conklin, a member of the facility's board of directors.

Hurricane Norbert slams into Mexico's Baja coast

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:26 PM CDT

PUERTO SAN CARLOS, Mexico -- Hurricane Norbert swept across Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula on Saturday, tearing off roofs and forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded homes.

Kenya's elephants send text messages to rangers

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:26 PM CDT

OL PEJETA, Kenya -- The text message from the elephant flashed across Richard Lesowapir's screen: Kimani was heading for neighboring farms.

Letters: Choose the local candidate for Congress

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The greater Oroville area, a large bubble on the western corner of California's 4th Congressional District, an area that is home to more than 50,000 hardworking citizens, including veterans, their families and friends, has a chance to return the

Letters: Elect people who'll watch the budget

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The forthcoming election again includes assorted candidates for both the Chico City Council and the Chico Unified School District, two local governing bodies that have, as part of their purpose, the establishment and oversight of large operating

Letters: Expand visibility of fugitive posters

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Two years ago, I contacted the Butte County Sheriff's Office and suggested an idea to increase visibility of the most wanted fugitive posters by putting the poster on all of the county buses.

Letters: Express Mail not exactly speedy

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

On Saturday, Oct. 4, I paid the U.S. Post Office the Express Mail fee of $12.60 to mail an envelope to Susanville.

Letters: Find middle ground on gay marriage

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

It's an emotional issue, Proposition 8. Is there but one answer? Perhaps this question could be resolved in another manner.

Letters: Heigh-ho, Silver (and gold), away

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The economy needs a Loan Ranger. — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letters: Leave the green line alone

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The Chico Grange is concerned the Chico City Council is considering further attrition of local agriculture by amending the green line.

Letters: Proposition 6 would help public safety

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Once again the state of California struggled to pass a budget and once again local public safety funding was held hostage, putting our communities in jeopardy.

Letters: Stop abuse by making pot legal

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The Oct. 3 editorial about medical marijuana hit home with me as I've had to deal with medical pot in two ways.

Letters: Time to change medical marijuana laws

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

I was aghast to read Sunday's People on the Street comments regarding medical marijuana in California.

Letters: Walker should aim higher

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

I have known Jim Walker since I was in the fourth grade here in Chico. We have remained friends throughout that time.

Letters: Walker will shun partisan politics

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Unlike many E-R letter writers weighing in on Jim Walker's candidacy who have known him for many, many years, I bring five years of knowing this exceptional candidate for Chico City Council.

Local Briefs

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Migrant education classes reopen this week GRIDLEY — The Plaza Comunitaria, with migrant education classes in the Gridley Adult School, will re-open at 4 p.

Local Roundup: Wildcats reel off sixth straight, gain ground in CCAA

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Behind Erica Brick's 40 assists and 11 digs, the Chico State volleyball team won its sixth straight match and second consecutive shutout with a 3-0 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay, 25-20, 25-18, 25-11 Saturday night at Acker Gym.

Low lake levels impact electric generation

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:31 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Low water elevations at Lake Oroville decrease the power generated at the Hyatt Power Plant, but spokespeople say it's hard to tag a dollar amount on the loss.

Parade of Lights

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

In Photo 1: Members of Chico Community Ballet march through the streets of downtown Chico during Saturday night's Parade of Lights, to promote their December ballet, "The Nutcracker.

People on the Street

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:41 PM CDT

As Chico discusses it's General Plan for the next 20 years, where (and how) should Chico grow? Asked Thursday in Chico at the Vallombrosa post office.

The Bookshelf: "Whose Mouse Are You?"

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

When the mouse from "Whose Mouse Are You?," a classic children's book by Robert Kraus, is asked the titular question, his answer is "nobody's mouse.

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