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Friday, October 31, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

6 p.m.: Truck accident snarls traffic through Chico

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 08:36 PM CDT

CHICO — Northbound traffic all over Chico was heavily congested during the evening commute after a overturned truck blocked part of Highway 99.

Budget cuts expected to drop city's fire rating

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

CHICO -- Cuts to the city's Fire Department are expected to drop the city's fire insurance rating. Fire Chief Jim Beery said the International Organization for Standardization, which sets standards for public safety and other entities, recently

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Antonio Valdez Sanchez The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Antonio Valdez Sanchez for a felony warrant charging him with failure to appear, violation of

Cal Fire says valley smoke from ag burns

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 04:28 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Cal Fire-Butte County officials said they've received numerous emergency calls today about smoke in the valley, but advise it's coming from agricultural control burns that pose no danger.

Chico volleyball battles past rival PV

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Hunched over with hands spread wide on the folded-up Varley Gym bleachers, Pleasant Valley High's Kiley Mansfield shuddered with tears.

City Council candidates field questions from Chico State students

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Candidates for the Chico City Council fielded questions from Chico State University students during a forum on campus Thursday night.

Correction

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

A report Wednesday quoted from an Web site, that the California Department of Public Health is opposing Proposition 5, the drug offender and prison reform measure on Tuesday's ballot.

Daily Planner: October 31

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Events NINTH ANNUAL TREAT STREET: 2-5 p.m. Open to children under 12 years. Check-in 2-4:30 p.m. in front of City Plaza.

Editorial: This way to understanding sustainability

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

It wasn't too long ago that there were a lot of guffaws over the nomadic term "sustainability." How was it accomplished, why was this surfacing at this time, and what the heck was it anyway?

Fall offers fabulous garden colors, flavors

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Mums may be a mainstay of the fall garden, but they're not the only plant that thrives during the season's cool, moist weather.

Freeway nightmare

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Traffic was backed up for more than three hours Thursday afternoon on northbound Highway 99 when a gravel truck (Photo No.

Gravity still works: And falling pumpkins prove it

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

CHICO -- It's not every day that pumpkins fall from the sky. And on days they do, it's probably worth checking out.

Gridley gets inventive against pot gardens

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

GRIDLEY — An innovative city zoning ordinance is using civil penalties to effectively block outdoor pot gardens here.

Hamilton elementary teachers, district settle contracts

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- The long-fought battle at Hamilton Elementary School over teachers' contracts ended Wednesday night with approval by the district board of a union-ratified agreement.

Letter: Bring balance to Chico council

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

With four seats up for grabs on the City Council, we need to ask some hard questions. Do we want to continue battling budget problems?

Letter: Don't buy into Proposition 8 fear

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

People who support Proposition 8 need to get out of their egos and their false sense of entitlement in their belief that only heterosexual people can marry.

Letter: Herger little help on ridge escape route

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

In your endorsement of Wally Herger for the Second Congressional District you state that he has worked on providing an escape route for Paradise and area residents for several years.

Letter: Liberal leadership beneficial to Chico

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Being neither a Republican nor a Democrat and having passed beyond the Medicare age,I now find myselfmentally shaking my headat much of what I read in the local papers, receive over the airways, and/or delivered via the Postal Service during

Letter: Prop. 8 supporters mum on divorce

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

If marriage was only for procreation and to give children a "natural" mom and dad as Proposition 8 supporters claim, then we should also be voting to ban marriage for single parents, infertile couples, senior newlyweds, families who adopt and

Letter: Select a proven leader to Chico council

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

We are writing this letter of support for Ann Schwab's candidacy for re-election to the Chico City Council.

Letter: Voters, not judges, deserve final word

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

It's wrong to let four San Francisco-based judges step on the will of the California voters. Proposition 8 repeats a simple statement which reads "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Pot arrests made after police search CHICO — Police arrested two men at a Virginia Street home Monday night after serving a search warrant in connection with a marijuana cultivation case.

Local Roundup: Butte men win GVC Cross Country title

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The host Butte College men's cross country team wrapped up the Golden Valley Conference title by holding off second-place Shasta by 17 points in the conference finals meet Thursday at Lake Oroville Afterbay.

Mold closes Hamilton school portable buildings

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- A growth of mold appearing in two portable buildings at Hamilton Elementary School has official scrambling to replace the structures.

New snag for Hubble: no repair mission before May

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:46 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Hubble Space Telescope is working again, taking stunning cosmic photos after a breakdown a month ago.

Prep Football Preview: Paradise can clinch EAL at home

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

This could be the night that Paradise High wins the Eastern Athletic League championship. But if it is meant to be for the Bobcats (7-1, 5-0 EAL), they'll have to earn it against Shasta (7-1, 4-1) at Om Wraith Field.

Pumpkins prove that gravity still works

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:46 PM CDT

CHICO -- It's not every day that pumpkins fall from the sky. And on days they do, it's probably worth checking out.

Rain may put damper on Chico Halloween

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:46 PM CDT

CHICO -- A series of powerful Pacific storms hitting the region today and throughout the rest of the weekend may be evidence that police officers pray and that prayers are answered.

Sentencing delayed again in bogus parking ticket case

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Despite a recommendation to send a former Palermo man to prison for issuing his own bogus handicapped parking tickets and later violating the terms of his probation, a judge Thursday indicated that the underlying offense probably

Set to pounce: Chico State basketball teams get under way

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Sure, the World Series just wrapped up and yes, it is Halloween just today. But with the barrage of basketball changes in Acker Gym this season, it's hard to call it too early for the Chico State teams to start weighing their options

Soggy ghosts and damp witches

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:43 PM CDT

Outdoor Halloween revelries are likely to be a bit on the soggy side, according to the National Weather Services.

Sow There: What to do with a not-so-perfect pumpkin

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Last week we went shopping for a few pumpkins. It happened to be late at night, which isn't an uncommon time for us to go shopping.

State water department to cut deliveries to second-lowest level ever

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:46 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- The state said Thursday it would cut water deliveries to their second lowest level ever, prompting warnings of water rationing for cities and less planting by farmers.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Sacramento River salmon opener on Saturday

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The Department of Fish and Game announced that a very limited fishery for central valley chinook salmon will begin Saturday in the Sacramento River.

Three incumbents, three newcomers seek seats on Orland school board

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

ORLAND -- Three incumbents are asking voters to elect them again, and three newcomers are competing for the Orland Unified School District board of trustees.

Weekend storms could be answer to police prayers

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

CHICO -- A series of powerful Pacific storms hitting the region today and throughout the rest of the weekend may be evidence that police officers pray and that prayers are answered.

Willows voters to be asked again to approve school improvements bond

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

WILLOWS -- Voters in Willows will be asked, once again, to approve a bond for improvements to Willows Unified School District facilities.

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