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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

$3 million will boost southwest neighborhood plan

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO -- A neighborhood plan for southwest Chico emphasizing sidewalk improvements and creek cleanup gained City Council approval and $3 million in funding Tuesday night.

9 p.m.: Gerber standoff concludes with discovery of alleged shooter's body

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 03:58 AM CST

GERBER — An eight-hour standoff at a house in Gerber ended tonight when a remote infrared camera was sent into the Reno Avenue home and discovered a body on the kitchen floor believed to be the man who allegedly wounded a CHP officer.

Body discovered after standoff

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 03:57 AM CST

GERBER -- A Red Bluff California Highway Patrol officer was shot in the leg Tuesday morning while assisting Tehama County sheriff's officers in responding to a domestic disturbance report.

Break-in leaves fire station in shambles

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

COHASSET -- A Butte County-Cal Fire station closed for the winter was discovered burglarized and ransacked this week.

Community Roundup: Midget Jaguars romp in tourney

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

The Chico Jaguar football team won the Midget Level Roseville Gridiron Classic Tournament. The Jags played three games in three days starting out by defeating Del Oro 34-0 and defeating Bear River 40-20.

Daily Planner: December 3

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

Events LAXSON AUDITORIUM, CHICO STATE: 7 p.m. Winter Concert by Chico High School Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble.

Daily Planner: December 4

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

Events EIGHTH ANNUAL CRéCHE EXHIBIT: 1-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 1-7 p.m. Sunday. Tonight 7 p.

Drought emerging as water panel topic

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

OROVILLE — Drought-related topics are beginning to be the norm at meetings of the county's Water Commission.

Editorial: Economy shows signs of promise

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

Our view: Despite the obvious bumps, the local economy is moving ahead with bright spots amid all the gloom.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office: Dale Andrew Lawrence The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Dale Andrew Lawrence for charges of failing to appear on felony driving under the influence and driving

Holiday light nominations sought

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — For the 15th year, the Chico Enterprise-Record will publish its annual Tour of Lights, a list of light-decorated homes in Chico, all ready for the holidays.

Holiday weekend traffic deaths down

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

This year's Thanksgiving weekend saw fewer traffic deaths than last year's, according to a report released by the California Highway Patrol Tuesday.

Letter: Better to fear God

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

Regarding all the backlash on Proposition 8 passing, I would definitely rather be homophobic than Christ phobic.

Letter: Beware a socialized banking system

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

Last week we learned that the total amount of the banking bailout is $7.6 trillion. This is outrageous.

Letter: Commercial area an eyesore

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

I have lived in Chico 62 years, but North Valley Plaza is the worst trash site in Chico. If they can't afford to build then put a park in the flat areas to just sit and enjoy life and not a bunch of trash and seagulls and bent fences.

Letter: Councilors had right to be alarmed

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

My wife and I went up to the disc golf course to see what all the fuss was about. Years ago, we would pack a lunch and get out to the rim and along the trails there.

Letter: Republicans stand in the way

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

State Republican legislators are the culprits responsible for there still being no closing of the state's budget gap, even after cuts already made are so severe that they have threatened essential state services like police, fire and health care

Local Roundup: Oroville opens season beating rival LP

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

Oroville High began the 2008-09 boys basketball campaign with a 62-46 home victory over crosstown foe Las Plumas on Tuesday night.

Local briefs

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

Enloe stroke program honored CHICO — Enloe Medical Center has been honored with the American Stroke Association's Gold Performance Achievement Award.

Mentally ill defendant remains in custody

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

OROVILLE — A mentally impaired Chico defendant remains in custody, despite a court order last week to release him because the time period for continuing to hold him at a state hospital has expired.

New mayor Schwab on top of the world

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO -- Nonprofit manager and sustainability advocate Ann Schwab took up the city's gavel as mayor Tuesday night after the Chico City Council welcomed one face and said goodbye to another.

On Foot: Speculation on riches sound all too familiar

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK — It was our umpteenth trip to Death Valley Nov. 16-21, that empty desert park in Southern California that happens to be the largest federal park in the country.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Biggs gets an inside look

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

Holly Chandler, still only a junior, is a returning starter on the Biggs High girls basketball team and the formidable Wolverines player to know about this season.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Champion Christian keeping hungry

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

The Champion Christian girls basketball team has all five starters returning this season, and coach Mark Priano said the Mustangs want to improve on last year's campaign.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Chico has new depth perception

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

There are so many options for Sal Reyna to choose from this season that he might need more than two hands to count them on.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Corning rekindling NAL ambition

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

What won't be along for the ride this time is the depth issue that plagued Corning at the start of the Northern Athletic League schedule.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Durham duo looking formidable

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

After splitting the Sacramento Valley League North title with Colusa last season, the Durham High girls basketball team has a positive outlook about taking the whole championship pie this year.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Gridley bringing back enthusiasm

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

No Butte View League girls basketball team had a more dominant stretch than Gridley last season. The first-place Bulldogs went three months without a loss, compiling a 23-1 record before falling in overtime to Yreka in the second round of the

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Hamilton is a new edition

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

Coming off a highly successful season in which the Braves reached the CIF state championship playoffs, the Hamilton High girls basketball team will try to reload this year.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Las Plumas feels stellar physically

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

Las Plumas High girls basketball coach Lael Schneider finally has her team playing the brand of defense she wants.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Orland on track as a BVL contender

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

They might have waited until the end of the season to hit their stride, but the young, developing talent on the Orland High girls basketball team is hoping to pick up where they left off.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Orland on track to be BVL contender

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

They might have waited until the end of the season to hit their stride, but the young, developing talent on the Orland High girls basketball team is hoping to pick up where they left off.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: PV literally defending its title

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

The defending Eastern Athletic League and Northern Section Division II champions will begin their title defense with more sophomores than seniors on the roster and a lot less offense than last year.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Paradise ready to run

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

The letter C appears in five players' names on the Paradise High roster. It's nowhere to be found in the position column.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Princeton's new leader gearing up

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

Brad Mendes enters his first year as a head basketball coach commandeering the Princeton High girls team, and while he has some solid players returning, they're looking to put behind them a difficult season from a year ago.

Prep Girls Basketball Previews: Willows still looks scrappy

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

There will be no attempts for the Willows High girls basketball team to avoid the traditional battle cry that has fired up the Honkers for years in attempts to excel in the Sacramento Valley League.

Protesters leave airports after Thai leader's ouster

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Victorious anti-government protesters lifted their siege of Bangkok's two airports Wednesday while the ousted government's leaders met to decide on a caretaker prime minister to lead the politically chaotic kingdom.

Renewable energy projects to be explored

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — Rural California including the north state is perfect for pursuing renewable energy projects that use the sun, wind and other available natural resources.

Sidelines: Wildcats pick up all-region honors

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:36 AM CST

Chico State volleyball seniors Erica Brick and Lindsay Macias and freshman Makenzie Snyder earned All-West Region honors.

Starving Student: On this day, diner shines with super service

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — Oh, thank God. I wonder if the people at Russell's Restaurant are regular readers of this column.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Winter's bean wonders

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 12:31 AM CST

CHICO —Between Thanksgiving overindulgence and the Great Feast of Christmas, it's time to turn our attention to simpler foods.

Torres Shelter set for fundraising event

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — The Torres Community Shelter, which houses homeless people in Chico, will hold its biggest fundraiser, the sixth annual Christmas Tree Auction and Holiday Festival, on Saturday.

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