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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Group show for glass artists CHICO -- A reception will be held for a group glass art show from 6-9 p.

Art feature: 'Manga Power!' shows world through children's eyes

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- The word "Manga," directly translated means "whimsical pictures." It is the Japanese word for comics, and represents a fashionable form of popular art culture throughout Asia and the world.

Art feature: Paradise artist Frank Wilson paints natural world

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Paradise muralist, painter, illusionist and sculptor Frank Wilson recently said, "I'm going to need about 15 lifetimes to just scratch the surface of this area as an artist.

Biblio File: Sweeps month for local author Dick Cory

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Dick Cory is a Nebraskan through-and-through, even after calling Chico home for four decades. He begins his third volume of memoirs, "Sweepings From Under the Rug" (paperback; for ordering details contact the author at ubangarang@sbcglobal.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Oct. 23, 2008

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 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.

Calendar highlight: Eric Bibb

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Blues artist Eric Bibb will play at the El Rey Theatre in Chico on Nov. 2, along with soulful singer Ruthie Foster.

Calendar highlight: Random Tuesday

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Chico rock band Random Tuesday will play at 8 p.m. Friday at The Graduate, along with retro/party hip-hop group Love You Long Time, of L.

Chico Glass Fest 2008 kicks off with variety of local bands, artists

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- World-class glassblowers will create art while local musicians play for the public on Friday and Saturday.

City close to sealing pay deals

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Three additional city unions this week signed official contracts agreeing to pay raise and health insurance cuts, putting the city in spitting distance of meeting its employee concession goals.

City to become 'Fair Trade Town'

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — City Councilors are taking steps to make Chico a "Fair Trade Town." The Chico City Council voted Tuesday 5-2 to pursue a resolution supporting fair trade and to commit to serving certified fair trade products at its meetings, one of

Contributions to Chico City Council candiates in latest reporting period listed

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Here are contributions made to Chico City Council candidates during the latest reporting period: Andy Holcombe Contributions his period: $3,882; to date: $21,500 Expenditures this period: $13,155.

Cops say robber had taste for vice

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Authorities said that a man who admitted robbing three banks, including one in Chico, claimed he spent more than $8,000 of the loot on "in-room entertainment" at a Las Vegas hotel.

Correction

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Tuesday's Enterprise-Record incorrectly named the date of the City Council's special meeting on the Chico General Plan update.

Cover story: Drum roll, please ... Lou Mars wins national drumming competition, goes to Hollywood

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- By the time you read this article, Chico drummer Lou Maraschiello (Mars is a stage name) will have been flown to Hollywood via swanky Virgin Airlines, chauffeured around the Sunset Strip, rocked out at the "holy grail" of recording studios

Daily Planner: October 23

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events FIRE SAFE EVENT: 10 a.m.-noon. Program: "Identify Fire Hazards Around Your Home and Chipper Program Kick Off" to improve fire safety.

Daily Planner: October 24

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Performance BIDWELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 4:30 p.m. Concert by the North Valley Organists in celebration of the international year of the organ; 208 W.

Editorial: Keep Herger in Washington

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Our view: With the nation's economy in shambles, electing a fiscal conservative to Congress is a wise move.

Entertainment calendar for Oct. 23-Oct. 29

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Thursday, OCT. 23 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS JOHNNIE'S RESTAURANT, HOTEL DIAMOND: Solo piano with Gino Poli. Ongoing.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Lavey looking for BVL singles title

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Colby Lavey's view on losing borders between nonchalant and unfazed, despite the fact that she's really not used to it on the tennis court.

Firearms found stashed in Glenn County again

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — For the third time in a week, firearms were found discarded in Glenn County under suspicious circumstances.

GVC Domination: Butte volleyball tops rival Shasta in 4 games

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — There hasn't been much adversity for the Butte College women's volleyball team to deal with lately.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'W.' offers fascinating look at president

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

"W." is Oliver Stone's somewhat comic take on our current president and the influences who made him who he is.

Identity of slain woman released

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 03:27 PM CDT

OROVILLE— The name of a woman who was allegedly stabbed to death by her daughter was released by officials this morning.

InnerView: Mike Hubley helps people who need everything

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — The first time Mike Hubley visited a culture where people were truly in need, he was in the fifth grade.

Letter: Change law before changing streets

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here is a simple way the city of Chico could save the $80,000 a block they plan to spend on restriping the downtown parking spaces and lanes.

Letter: Check facts before writing

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I would suggest to Karen Goodwin to check her facts before writing a letter criticizing the crowds at the John McCain rallies.

Letter: Downtown changes will create problems

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

First, I have never had a problem parking downtown. I have never understood why the Downtown Chico Business Association and certain city councilors insist that what we have isn't working.

Letter: Investigate Obama

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I agree with Ralph Whitcher that the Enterprise-Record needs to get another source for news besides the Associated Press.

Letter: Lenient judge isn't clairvoyant

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

"A difficult and heart-wrenching case," were the words of Judge Robert Glusman, and it is, for the Amit Tandon family.

Letter: Marriage is a civil right

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

America was founded by men and women escaping from religious persecution and domination in Europe. Our forefathers were wise enough to respect these ideals.

Letter: Obama's connections

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here's how Barack Obama is connected to the following: Sedition, treason: William Ayers. Racism, anti-American: Jeremiah Wright.

Letter: People need to strike back

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I could be a CEO for a corporation or huge company and make an annual salary of roughly $25 million, give or take a million or two with bonuses and perks of the trade.

Letter: Problems not coincidence

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The Democrats cry "scare tactics." What's really scary is the obviously biased liberal media protection of Obama and his record, and his associations with questionable people of influence who hate America and what America stands for.

Letter: Sarsour cares about all

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I want to give my enthusiastic support for Ali Sarsour, candidate for Chico City Council. Among many fine candidates, he stands out as an advocate of community understanding, great integrity and courage to speak truthfully about important issues.

Letter: Schwab a good listener

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I've know Ann Schwab since 2003 when she was a member of the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission. She was co-chair for the Bidwell Park Centennial celebration in 2005 and her concern for Bidwell Park and greenways was very evident.

Letter: Two-lane streets for downtown won't work

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I've lived in Chico for more than 30 years. I've seen many changes to this town — the green line, the death of North Valley Plaza, the removal of the train tracks down The Esplanade and recently the City Plaza remodel.

Letter: Where's the tolerance?

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

There has been much vitriol in the letters section regarding Proposition 8 in the upcoming election. Where is tolerance?

Local Ozzy impersonator returns for 'America's Got Talent' wrap-up

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- Local Ozzy Osbourne impersonator Michael Dracul said he was thrilled to be included in the season finale of "America's Got Talent," which aired on NBC, Oct.

Local Roundup: Chico High girls team wins EAL swim crown

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The Chico High girls swimming team won the Eastern Athletic League title without much of a challenge Wednesday in Anderson, and it was led by Allison West, who won the 100-yard butterfly, the 100 backstroke and took part in two relay victories.

Make a Difference Day set for Saturday

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Saturday, citizens in Butte and Glenn counties will join in the largest volunteer event in the country, during Make a Difference Day.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Pastorino doing little things

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Scoring 20 points in a basketball game is a worthy accomplishment. The same can be said for someone who does it on the football field.

Many reasons to love Butte County

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

We moved here from Reno with almost no knowledge of Butte County. With our sons, we wanted to come to a place where we could work together to build a family business, a natural sustainable farm.

Millions in drugs seized, seven arrested in BINTF raid

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — County drug officials made arrests and crippled narcotics distribution rings in several local communities earlier this week.

Music preview: Guitarist Martin Taylor plays at Big Room next week

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- "My first love was the sound of guitar." -- Boz Scaggs. If you're able to catch Martin Taylor's show at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Music preview: Paradise Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50th anniversary with concert

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Symphony and Paradise Performing Arts Center will present "A Night at the Opera" at 7 p.

Music preview: Tab Benoit brings blues to Big Room

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.

Oroville murder suspect declared competent to stand trial

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville murder suspect who was previously committed to a state hospital, has now been declared competent to stand trial.

Paradise school board takes no stand on Prop 8

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE — After almost two hours of arguments from the public urging the Paradise Unified School District board of trustees to take a stand on Proposition 8 — to approve a resolution in its support, vote against it or table it —

Political group is biggest council race money raiser

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — The largest amount by far raised this year in support of candidates running for the Chico City Council comes from a newly-formed political action committee.

Rescuers pluck woman from canyon

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:41 AM CDT

CENTERVILLE — A woman who accidentally drove her vehicle off a steep road Wednesday was trapped in the car for nearly six hours before she was rescued by emergency personnel.

Scam artists posing as magazine publishers hound woman

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — It's unknown if others in the area are getting calls, but one Chico woman said she was contacted at least six times on a recent Saturday by con artists claiming she's won huge amounts of cash, and even a luxury car.

School time

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Honors The following Paradise High School students earned Advanced Placement awards from the College Board: National Scholar, for scoring an average of 4 on all exams and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more exams — Logan Halstrom;

Stabbing victim identified

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The name of a woman who was allegedly stabbed to death by her daughter was released by officials Wednesday morning.

Stocks tumble on worries about earnings forecasts

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 03:25 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street tumbled again today as investors worried that the global economy is poised to weaken even as parts of the credit market slowly show signs of recovery.

Students show sustainability smarts

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University students showed off their sustainability know-how Wednesday during a fair that gave passersby an eyeful.

Supervisors seek legal opinion on Hamilton City mosquito issue

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Glenn County Board of Supervisors wants to hear from the county's lawyer before deciding what to do about a Butte County agency's decision pertaining mosquito control in Hamilton City.

The Nosebleed Section column: Bad teams still have lots to play for

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

We're getting to that point in the fall prep sports schedule where the better teams in the north state are preparing for their playoff runs.

Theater briefs

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Children's talent showcase, rock show CHICO -- Chico Children's Theater Company will present a night with the "Rising Stars," a talent showcase and alternative rock show featuring "Suspended Animation" on Saturday.

Two Glenn County Jail inmates try to take lives on same day

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Two women being held at the Glenn County Jail reportedly attempted to take their lives Monday in unrelated incidents.

Umpqua CEO's talk aims to quell local bank failure fears

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — This too shall pass, was Umpqua Bank Chief Executive Officer Ray Davis' reminder to the fearful that financial storms have battered the U.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 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.

Woman trapped in car up to six hours rescued

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 05:25 PM CDT

CENTERVILLE — A woman trapped up to six hours in her damaged vehicle off Centerville Road has been rescued and is on her way by helicopter to Enloe Medical Center in Chico.

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