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Friday, November 21, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

5.0 quake hits south of Calexico

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 03:18 PM CST

CALEXICO — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit at 11:23 a.m. today, just over the border in Mexico. The U.

Burglary charge dropped in double-homicide case

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

QUINCY — At a recent hearing in Quincy, a Plumas County judge dismissed a burglary charge against double-homicide suspect Reyes Carrillo-Garcia, but maintained a special circumstance allegation related to murder charges.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Morgan Jason Sanborn The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Morgan Jason Sanborn for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, grand theft, theft from

Camy playing key role in Shasta resurgence

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

When Will Camy decided to go green last year, there was no certainty how it would work out considering he joined the Shasta College football team after his freshman year playing baseball at Wagner College in New York was cut short with an injury.

Coalition looking at ways to fund alcohol enforcement

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — High school groups concerned about underage drinking are considering a number of ways to fund local law enforcement positions dedicated to regulating businesses that sell alcohol.

Columnists' opinions disgusting

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

I am so tired of Kathryn Lopez spewing hate in her ranting columns. She was at it again twisting an interview I watched on "HardBall" with Rep.

Daily Planner

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Today 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.

Disc golf supporters mulling referendum of council's action

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Disc golf supporters are exploring the idea of a referendum to reverse the City Council's decision earlier this week to remove disc golf from upper Bidwell Park.

Downtown businesses may back off on support of narrowing streets

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Members of Chico's downtown business community may back off on their support of plans to narrow downtown's two main streets.

Drought a reality for California

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

DURHAM -- Drought. That's the reality for California. With more groundwater monitoring over the past decade in Butte County, the readings for wells are showing that water levels in some areas have dropped near levels that occurred in the early

Feather Falls builds fire break

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

FEATHER FALLS -- With the ash and blackened trees from the Craig Fire still present in Feather Falls, the community is moving forward with projects to reduce the threat of future wildfires.

Housing slump a bust for builder: Andrew Meghdadi files for bankruptcy

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

CHICO -- Citing a housing slump, longtime local builder Andrew Meghdadi has filed for bankruptcy. Meghdadi said Thursday the housing market is the lowest he's seen in his 17 years of building in the local area.

Land near airport may be placed in 'constrained' category

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Land planned for an expansion of non-aviation industry at the Chico Municipal Airport is now off the table, as well as hundreds of acres previously earmarked for residential and industrial growth.

Letter writer should study history

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

I found it interesting to read a letter to the E-R claiming the Great Depression began under FDR. In fact, when Franklin Roosevelt was first inaugurated in March 1933 the unemployment rate was 24 percent and wage levels had dropped dramatically.

Letter: City shouldn't be playing in the mud

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Our city, state and nation are in big-time debt. Chico, now, decides to build the Eaton Avenue interchange at the crossroads of East, Wildwood and Manzanita — the entrance to the crown jewel of upper Bidwell Park, with winter upon us.

Letter: Community effort for schools inspiring

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

With every fundraiser there are volunteers working behind the scenes helping make things run smoothly.

Letter: Don't go down with the company

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Your Nov. 17 editorial on the auto bailout stated, "Maybe the troubled companies should declare bankruptcy and shed themselves of those legacy costs before seeking handouts.

Letter: Driving less is good for you — and U.S.

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

One cannot help notice that gas prices are now half of what they were just a few months ago. Most of us changed our driving habits in response to those high prices, by walking, bicycling or otherwise conserving, and we survived the adjustment.

Letter: Electric railway would change nation

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

There has been a concerted effort recently to go green in this country. This is a last a ray of hope for a better future.

Letter: Evil ones must be hard to identify

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Regarding Angela Garcia's letter you headed "Marriage not ours to redefine": Oh for pity's sake, Angela Garcia, take that Christian high-horse you're on and ride off into the sunset.

Letter: Give a little, help a lot

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

In regards to "Tolerance of panhandlers goes too far," I carry a bunch of $1 bills in my wallet. When I come across someone downtown asking for money I give them a dollar.

Letter: Grocery prices stay suspiciously high

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Grocery prices keep going up while gas prices are plummeting. I thought the grocers told us that food prices were tied to gas prices.

Letter: Hatred cuts both ways

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

In a recent letter, George Hoag opines he is troubled by the "visceral hatred" directed toward President Bush and wonders "where is the rationale for this unadulterated loathing?

Letter: How did Herger to that?

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Your Sunday editorial prompted me to write this letter. I, like many others, am still scratching my head and am mystified as to how Wally Herger pulled it off and got re-elected.

Letter: Learn from Europeans' mistakes

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Those who opposed Proposition 8 need to consider the dire consequences that are occurring in Europe where nine countries grant marital rights to homosexuals.

Letter: Let's solve our problems first

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Our current economic troubles can improve by changing policies. Our economy grows up from Main Street; it doesn't trickle down from Wall Street.

Letter: Limbaugh a sore loser

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Looking back on the events of Nov. 4, it seems that almost everyone considered John McCain's concession speech exemplary in all respects.

Letter: No hate in Proposition 8

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

The other side of Proposition 8, those advocating for it, did not do so out of hate, nor were we attempting to deny anyone their constitutional rights.

Letter: Prescription drugs a growing problem

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

In reference to your Nov. 13 article: Bernard Vigallon is living on some other planet if he really believes the recently uncovered abuse of prescription drugs at a Chico high school is an "anomaly.

Letter: The rest of the penguin story

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Since challenges to the controversial book "And Tango Makes Three" are denied,parents should get factual books and discuss the true life of penguins with children instead.

Letter: Well-rounded students becoming scarce

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

It was so disheartening reading the article about funding cuts to local school music programs. While this is nothing new, it reminds us where of where we place our priorities.

Letter: What constitutes a sweep?

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

On the Nov. 10 E-R front page, the headline said, "Proposition 8 protests sweep over state" (See 4B).

Local Roundup: Wildcat volleyball beats Sonoma, gets to regional semifinals

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

Gillian Heydorff knocked down 16 kills and added 15 digs as the fifth-seeded Chico State women's volleyball team eliminated No.

Money borrowed for Salem Street parking structure to be paid off

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Paying off money borrowed for downtown Chico's existing parking structure will free up funds for other parking improvements, officials said.

Pakistan protests to U.S. over deep missile strike

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan protested to the U.S. ambassador Thursday over a deep cross-border missile strike, and a militant group threatened to target foreigners unless the attacks stop.

Prep Football Previews: Paradise and Enterprise tangle again

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:02 AM CST

All four local teams playing this week in the Northern Section football playoffs got to rest last week and all will also have to stave off upset attempts.

Ratekin, Rodgers are Butte's QB revolving door

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

Courtesy of the Butte College football team, a fantastic opportunity came up this week for those who enjoy a good waste of breath.

Secure Horizons is back, but its Medicare plans are different

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Secure Horizons is back, offering Medicare health plans to local residents, but what's being offered today is much different than a decade ago, when the company's HMO was a popular item among seniors.

Sow There: Slowing down in the garden; gearing up for holidays

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

The reality is that for most of us, this Christmas will be different. Fewer children will be getting Xbox 360 or Wii, or whatever the newest and coolest of electronic games is this year.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Immediate stop to fish stocking in California still a possibility

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

No progress has been made this week in the lawsuit filed by Stanford law students on behalf of Pacific Rivers Council and Center for Biological Diversity to halt all fish stocking in California, pending the completion of a statewide environmental

Title game next: Hamilton beats Durham in semifinals

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — The Hamilton High volleyball team is going to the Northern Section Division V title game and the Braves did it with the help of keyboards, cameras and video editing software.

Want to attend Chico State next fall? Enrollment may be cut off Nov. 30

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Students who want to attend Chico State University in the fall should hustle to get their applications in by the end of this month.

Weeks Roses topic of meeting

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

CHICO -- The Butte Rose Society will present its monthly program meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Chico library, East 1st and Sherman avenues.

Wildcat women rally, win first game

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:02 AM CST

CHICO — With a new-look roster out to defend a conference title and burdened with the task of following up the program's winningest season ever, the Chico State women's basketball team needed to find its leader.

Willows man shoots himself in head during party

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

WILLOWS — A local man shot himself in the head during a party Wednesday night in the 1100 block of Southgate Drive.

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