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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Arrest made in sexual battery case

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

WILLOWS — A police investigation into an alleged sexual assault Dec. 2 resulted in the arrest of a Willows man Tuesday who may be behind that attack and several reports of indecent exposure.

Art briefs

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

Watercolor society artists show art CHICO -- The Butte County Watercolor Society will host its second annual "Members Show" featuring water media paintings at the Chico Art Center this month.

Berry Creek man killed when car rams his motorcycle

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 01:09 PM CST

BERRY CREEK — A Berry Creek man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he stopped his motorcycle for a construction zone flagger and was hit from behind by a vehicle.

Biblio File: Former Chicoan describes golfers' personalities

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

Though now living in Hawaii with his family, Darrin Gee writes that he grew up in Chico, attended Sierra View Elementary and Bidwell Junior High and graduated from Pleasant Valley High School.

Briefs

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

Chicoans asked to forgo fires CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces today due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Dec. 11, 2008

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 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: Lamb of God

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

Heavy metal band Lamb of God is headlining today at the Senator Theater in Chico. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Calendar highlight: Pontiak

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

Pontiak, a band of three brothers from the Blue Ridge country of Virginia, is going to bring its "swaggering blend of Doors meets Sabbath meets Harvey Milk psych rock" to Cafe Coda on Saturday.

Calendar highlight: Tomaseen Foley

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

Tomaseen Foley will give a holiday performance of "A Celtic Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Foley and his band of Irish musicians and dancers plan to make the rafters ring with music of the fiddle, bodhran, tin whistle and uilleann pipes.

Chicoans asked to forgo wood fires today, Thursday

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 04:40 PM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces today and Thursday due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Christmas festival lights up Paradise

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

PARADISE -- Forest Ranch Camps Christmas Festival 2008 proved to be a bright, fun-filled show on Friday night at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Cover story: 'Peter Pan' performance thrills Theatre, ETC audience

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:17 PM CST

CHICO -- When 43 high energy youngsters, ages 8 to 18, appeared on the Theatre, ETC stage last week for the opening of the captivating musical, "Peter Pan," they were greeted with thunderous applause by family, friends and well-wishers.

Daily Planner: December 11

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

Events CHICO EXPLORATORY TEAM: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chico Exploratory Team host a spaghetti feed, raffle and auction at Evangelical Free Church, 1193 Filbert Ave.

Daily Planner: December 12

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

Performance THEATER, ETC: 7 p.m. "Peter Pan," a musical starring children. Tickets $7. 877-5760. BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.

District attorney names new chief investigator

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

OROVILLE — Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey Wednesday named Kory Honea to succeed outgoing chief investigator Tony Koester, who is retiring.

Editorial: 'Runners take shot at history

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

Our view: Butte College has a chance to bring home not only a state football title this weekend, but the national championship as well.

Entertainment calendar for Dec. 11-17

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

Thursday, DEC. 11 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFE CODA: Doug Stein, Mike Pascale and Kenny Williams. All ages. 8 p.

Firefighters rescue elderly woman in Gridley house fire

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 12:41 AM CST

GRIDLEY— Firefighters helped to save an elderly woman trapped in a blaze at her Gridley home on Wednesday evening.

Fish and Game warden honored by governor

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

PARADISE — Josh Brennan was one of three Department of Fish and Game wardens to received a Medal of Valor from Gov.

Five locals compete for 'Chico Idol' crown at university

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

CHICO -- Five local residents competed in the "Chico Idol Finale," a singing competition courtesy of A.

Fundraising letter claims unconfirmed incidents

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

PARADISE — A fundraising letter sent out by the Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence lists several discriminatory incidents that have proven difficult to substantiate, according to local officials.

Giving Trees in Chico still need donations of toys for needy children.

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

Salvation Army: Accepting gifts for children ages 0 to 12, and at this point, needs gifts for older children.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Four Christmases' comedy falls short of fun

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

"Four Christmases" stars Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon as a couple who finally have to face a family holiday after ducking them for years.

Humane Society working with businesses for donations

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — This holiday season, businesses are partnering with Butte Humane Society to help raise donations and awareness for the care of the community's homeless animals.

Letter: Columnist's opinion not very uplifting

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

I was greatly disappointed by David Little's Nov. 30 column, "Look for the silver lining." It was a huge letdown in this depressing time of massive job loss, home foreclosure and economic collapse.

Letter: Council must show action with its words

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 12:24 AM CST

I applaud the latest talks regarding a potential compromise between the City Council and disc golf supporters.

Letter: Don't put recycler out of business

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

I have never gone to a recycling location that I felt was "clean" in or out of Butte County. I feel it would be great if the government "work and help" recyclers in providing a cleaner facility but I fear when the government is "working and helping"

Letter: Letter writer had ulterior motives

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

Claire Ramsey wrote a letter ranting about her issues with Hype Dance Studio's dancing (no quotation marks here) at the downtown Christmas preview.

Letter: Park degradation had to stop

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

Every few years I reread "Profiles in Courage," a book by President Kennedy and Ted Sorenson in which they tell the stories of American legislators who voted their consciences despite knowing that they would in return be assaulted by anger, hatred,

Local Roundup: PV wrestlers beat Corning

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

The Pleasant Valley High wrestling team made it two in a row over Corning on Wednesday night, as the Vikings toughed out a close 33-27 nonleague dual meet in Corning that was aided by two Cardinals forfeits.

Mexican holiday traditions celebrated at Laxson Auditorium

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

CHICO -- The full-house audience attending the brilliant "Ballet Folklorico Posada Navidena" last Saturday experienced a magnificent treat.

Much colder, wet weather may be coming

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 09:52 AM CST

What is being called "much colder and more unsettled weather" is posed to sweep into this area. This morning the National Weather Service issued a "special weather statement," warning that the high pressure system that has lingered over Northern

Music review: Jazz trumpet prodigy plays Harlen Adams Theatre

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

CHICO -- Players like Christian Scott are rare, the prodigies who carry on and expand the jazz tradition.

Music review: Tower of Power gives thundering performance

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Forty years of making music has not dulled the intensity of Tower of Power. The soul band's show last Friday at Feather Falls Casino served further notice that it has no intention of slowing down.

North State Voices: Trip to North Coast reveals paradise

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

The magnificence of California's natural beauty never ceases to amaze me. I love exploring this great state.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Coppage a force for PV

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 02:06 AM CST

Kellen Coppage didn't have too many opportunities over the weekend to do what he does best. Still, the Pleasant Valley High senior earned the MVP award at the Harlan Carter tournament in Redding.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Defense does it for Paradise's Williams

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 02:06 AM CST

Caressa Williams is making a great impression on the Northern Section's girls basketball scene and she's doing it with steals and assists, not points.

Scaffolding collapse earns CHP officer medal

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

OROVILLE — Oroville California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Ticknor was awarded the Governor's Medal of Valor for his efforts in removing a victim from steel beam scaffolding which collapsed near Highways 70 and 149 in July 2007.

School Time for Dec. 11

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

Announcements Thermalito Union School District is accepting applications until Jan. 21 for the Gifted and Talented Education program for 2009-10.

State Theatre features Rubes cartoonist Leigh Rubin

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

RED BLUFF -- In need of a laugh, but low on funds? On Tuesday, the Red Bluff Daily News is hosting nationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin, creator of the panel cartoon Rubes, for a fun, humor-filled presentation at the State Theatre.

Steps to self-sufficiency: Patience plus discipline equals success

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

PARADISE — When Feather Main stands outside her new home and looks at property that is actually hers, it's a little overwhelming.

Teen watches her stolen car crash: Chico man arrested following police chase on Highway 32

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

HAMILTON CITY -- A Chico man is under arrest following a high-speed pursuit on Highway 32 that resulted in him crashing a stolen Honda into two other vehicles near Meridian Road at about 2 p.

Teens discover Orland's history through photographs

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

ORLAND -- An exhibit of photographs and personal writings by teens reflecting on their community will be shown Saturday through Jan.

The Nosebleed Section: MVP picks reveal hope for 2008-09

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 02:06 AM CST

Getting named as a tournament MVP is a lofty achievement in high school sports. Around here, though, it doesn't carry the prestige it would at other newspapers.

The rush continues: State title isn't only major goal for Butte's Rankin

Posted: 11 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — When Brandon Rankin expressed distress to the point of constant complaining about referees not calling penalties on offensive linemen he accused of holding during pass plays earlier this season, coaches emphasized patience.

Theater briefs

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 08:18 PM CST

Moscow Cats spring performance cancelled CHICO -- Moscow Cats Theatre has cancelled its upcoming spring tour, including its Feb.

Truck drivers oppose environmental regulations

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — Local truckers and trucking companies gathered Wednesday to protest a pending air-quality decision by the state that they say could force some truckers out of business.

Two from Butte among state's top 42 heroes

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:53 PM CST

SACRAMENTO — Forty-two state employees were presented the Governor's Medal of Valor for acts of bravery and heroism to save the life of another.

What you need to know about Butte Humane Society

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 11:52 PM CST

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

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