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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Art center offers gift show PARADISE -- The Paradise Art Center's third annual "Affordable Art & Gift Show" runs through Dec.

Art feature: Clifford Nolan Bailey shows prints at Chico Paper Company

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

CHICO -- "It's a very universally alive passion that people have for music," said Los Angeles artist Clifford Nolan Bailey.

Biblio File: Diplomat's wife remembers a European childhood

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Chico resident Helga Ruge, born in Wiesbaden, Germany, is the author of the memoir "Flashbacks of a Diplomat's Wife" and a fictional story, "Wither the Promised Land.

Big Three rescue stalls in Senate

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic Congress, unwilling or unable to approve a $25 billion bailout for Detroit's Big Three, appears ready to punt the automakers' fate to a lame-duck Republican president.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Nov. 20, 2008

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

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: Metro Station

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

The rapidly rising young Hollywood-based electro-pop/rock quartet Metro Station will play at 6:30 p.m.

Calendar highlight: Oso

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Rock/folk band Oso will play at 8 p.m. Friday at Cafe Coda, 265 Humboldt Ave., in Chico. Bear Hunter, Belles and Whistles, and Mountain Animal Hospital will also perform during the night.

California Supreme Court to take up gay marriage ban

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but refused to allow gay couples to resume marrying before it rules.

Capay man sentenced for committing sexual acts on a 12-year-old girl

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

WILLOWS — A man prosecutors identified as a teacher retired from the Chico Unified School District entered a plea of no contest to committing sexual acts on a child and was found guilty Nov.

Charter school proposes to take out loan for improvements

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

CHICO — Chico Country Day School is lining up to take out a big loan to improve its facilities — as much as $3.

Charter school to take out loan for improvements

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:12 AM CST

CHICO -- Chico Country Day School is lining up to take out a big loan to improve its facilities — as much as $3.

Cover story: 'Annie' brings family fun to Chico Theater Company

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

CHICO -- Leapin' lizards! The Chico Theater Company has out done itself with its production of "Annie," one of the best-loved musicals of all time.

Daily Planner: November 20

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

Events BERRY CREEK FIRE SAFE COUNCIL: 6 p.m. meeting at Fire Station No. 61. 877-0984. Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.

Daily Planner: November 21

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

Events HUNGER BANQUET: 6-9 p.m. Butte College hosts Oxfam America's Hunger Banquet to raise awareness of the global food crisis and experience a meal as a low, middle and upper income global citizen.

Editorial: Citizens tossed from city park

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

Our view: Four councilors couldn't forge a compromise on disc golf, but kicking hundreds of people out of the park won't work.

Entertainment calendar for Nov. 20-26

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Thursday, NOV. 20 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFE CODA: The Shimmies, Blue Cranes, Samvega, Zach Zeller. 8 p.m.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Quantum of Solace' doesn't touch 'Casino Royale'

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

"Quantum of Solace" stars Daniel Craig in his second adventure as Agent 007 -- this time taking on a corporation head that plans to hold Bolivia's water hostage.

Highway 149: a reason to celebrate

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Local and state officials and community members gathered in a field bordered by arms of Highways 99 and 70 on Wednesday to celebrate completion of the Highway 149 project.

Horses: accidental victims of tough times

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Economic despair was brought to a new reality Wednesday, when NorCal Equine Rescue sponsored a free euthanasia clinic for horses.

InnerView: For Heather Lyon, bookstore is more than just business

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

CHICO — This month, Heather Lyon celebrates the fifth anniversary of her brainchild, Lyon Books and Learning Center, in downtown Chico.

Intersection improvements don't hinge on new store

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

CHICO -- Plans to improve a busy shopping area intersection are still on course despite uncertainty over a nearby sporting goods store.

Judge cuts seven years from gunman's sentence

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:12 AM CST

OROVILLE — A man convicted of killing an Oroville woman during a violent neighborhood quarrel had seven years cut from his prison sentence Wednesday.

Judge cuts time from gunman's sentence

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:12 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A man convicted of killing an Oroville woman during a violent neighborhood quarrel had seven years cut from his prison sentence Wednesday.

Letter: Education cuts will make economy worse

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

Our state stands at a crossroad. Our choices over the next few years will either lead our economy to a brighter future or to the darkness of another depression.

Letter: New taxes could discourage obesity

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

I believe most of the flavored and colored water that line the aisles in stores should be taxed heavily.

Letter: Take country back from corporations

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

George Hoag's recent letter, "This won't be pretty," blames our financial crisis on the Democrats, with the Bush administration in a supporting role.

Local Briefs

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

CUSD seeks ideas on three-year school calendar CHICO — Chico Unified School District, in its final year of a three-year calendar, will need to develop a new one to best meet the needs of students for the next three years.

Music review: 'Big Band Broadcast' creates memorable night

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

PARADISE -- What is your most marked characteristic?"Intensity," states Holly Larocque in her artist's profile.

Music review: North State Symphony thoroughly informs, entertains

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

CHICO -- The North State Symphony Orchestra presented "A Comedy, A Classic, A Cry from the Heart" to a packed crowd on Saturday at Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium.

Music review: Side Street Strutters Jazz Band shines at State Theater

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

OROVILLE -- The Oroville Community Concert Association welcomed the Side Street Strutters Jazz Band on Nov.

New Hamilton City school board to hold first meeting

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY -- A victorious volleyball game wasn't the only excitement at Hamilton High School Tuesday night.

North State Voices: From afar, I watch the world celebrate

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

Election Day: Bariloche, Argentina. Twenty travelers from around the world are crammed into the tiny sitting room of the hostel, armed with chips, wine and beer to watch the election results on CNN.

Off-road drivers have new ally in supervisors

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Off-road driving enthusiasts have a new ally in their struggle to keep National Forest roads open to them.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Early decision change proves right for Carrillo

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 12:40 AM CST

Good thing Fredy Carrillo didn't go with his first reaction, otherwise he wouldn't be headed to the CIF State Cross Country Championships next week.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Hall has Trojans ready for Braves

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 12:40 AM CST

This is all familiar territory for Durham High's Cora Hall. She's been to the semifinals of the Northern Section volleyball brackets before, but is hoping to advance to an unfamiliar place: the section title game.

Ridge charter school parents want to add grades

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

PARADISE -- Parents of Achieve Charter students packed the Paradise Unified School District school board meeting Tuesday night to advocate for an expansion to add seventh and eighth grades.

Ridge man gets life in prison for attempted murder

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Paradise resident Stuart Dent was sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder Wednesday, despite attempts to withdraw from his plea bargain agreement and get "what was promised" to him.

Rural road north of Chico closed due to spill

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 08:28 PM CST

NORD — Hamilton Nord Cana Highway will be closed at Highway 99 until approximately 8 p.m. due to the spill of an unknown substance.

School time

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

Events Hamilton Union High School FFA students will compete today in North Valley Sectionals at Colusa High School.

The Nosebleed Section: Getting cut is part of life and sports

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 12:40 AM CST

Making the team is half the battle in prep sports and this is the time of year where a lot of kids are sweating it out, wondering if they were good enough to make the basketball teams.

Theater briefs

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Birdcage's 'Husband Whisperer' opens Friday OROVILLE -- "The Husband Whisperer," by Lori Kennedy and Anne Wycoff, opens Friday at the Birdcage Theatre.

Two arrested in multi-agency pot bust in Gridley

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Two people were arrested on suspicion of marijuana cultivation and sales Wednesday as agents from several state and local law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on their Farris Road home.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

The shelter's information number is 343-7917. Details about shelter activities can be obtained, or callers can leave a message.

Willie Nelson set to play in Chico

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Willie Nelson will be coming to Chico in January, courtesy of Chico Performances. He will perform at 7:30 p.

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