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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Attempted rape reported at eatery

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — A man who allegedly tried to rape a 65-year-old woman in a downtown restroom Thursday night, then assaulted a woman who came to her aid, is being sought by police.

Bond money earmarked for Chico High, P.V.

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

Bond money approved by voters in 2006 is working its way through the system, including nearly $1.5 million for four Butte County high schools.

Chico man, 18, Paradise boy, 15, arrested with hidden guns

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

PARADISE — Police arrested an 18-year-old Chico man and a 15-year-old Paradise boy Friday in Paradise, after being confronting at gunpoint the suspects, who had a concealed sawed-off shotgun and an assault rifle.

Chico's biggest roundabout gets a coat of pavement

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — Although it'll be a while before people will be driving on it, crews were at work Friday paving the first of three roundabouts to be added on the Manzanita Avenue corridor in east Chico.

Christmas event starts Orland's centennial celebration

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

ORLAND — Folks will be milling about Orland today in early-1900s garb, in a celebration that's the first of several events planned to commemorate the city's 100 years.

Correction for Dec. 13

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

In Sunday's Style section, All About Us columnist Beatrice Astrack's column "Slices of Humble Pie get bigger with age," was incorrectly attributed to another columnist.

Daily Planner: December 13

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: December 14

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

Events ANNUAL SKI SWAP BENEFIT: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. inside Valhalla at Pleasant Valley High School, 1475 East Ave.

Donation helps feed the hungry

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

Deep appreciation is given to Soroptimist International of Chico for donating 213 pounds of food and $1,020 to the Chico Community Food Locker.

Forum provides tools to help businesses

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — Whatever 2009 may hold for small businesses in the region, there are strategies and philosophies that can help weather challenges no matter the economy.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Heaven and Hell," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Generous citizens help collect toys

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

I would like to thank all the Chicoans who supported our fundraising dinner for Butte County's Toys for Tots program at The Well Experience Restaurant.

Glenn County Sheriff's Office ready for possibility of snow

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS — Anticipating a cold storm over the weekend, Glenn County Sheriff's Office took steps recently to be ready.

Hooker Oak celebrates its past

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

A community is as strong as its schools, which house its future. Friday night was proof of this at Hooker Oak K-8 School.

Letters: Bicycling endurance event a success

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

On Nov. 15-16, the Lake Oroville Bicyclists Organization (LOBO) held its first Lake Oroville 24 Hours of Gold, a weekend-long bicycle endurance event.

Letters: Chico State helps downtown thrive

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

I also want to thank them for all of the thousands of hours that they "donate" to many, many service projects throughout Chico via their churches, by their own initiative and through their participation in service organizations during the school

Letters: Daffodils add to beauty of ridge

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

Paradise Garden Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed funds for our project, Daffodils Across the Ridge.

Letters: Hundreds play in tournament

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

Although it doesn't receive much coverage, girls junior high basketball is alive and well in Chico. This past weekend, 31 teams from 18 schools in Dixon, Sutter, Gridley, Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Red Bluff, Cottonwood and Redding participated in

Letters: Students develop an interest in art

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

I am writing to express my appreciation of Pat Macias, director of the 1078 Gallery, for initiating a wonderful arts program for students from Chico Country Day School.

Lions Club to hold art show, raffle

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS — Willows Lions Club will hold its annual art show and raffle from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Vic Kronberg's studio, 6244 County Road 53.

Local Roundup: Smith, Vest help Wildcats hold off Western Washington

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

Led by a season-high 23 points from Natasha Smith and Christine Vest's first career double-double, the Chico State women's basketball team won its opening game at the Wildcat-hosted California Collegiate Athletic Association/Great Northwest Athletic

Looking back: Q&A with star Wildcat runner Scott Bauhs

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — Scott Bauhs admits to being an introvert by nature, soft-spoken, a "back-to-basics" kind of guy.

Mentors can make a difference

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

Take a look at any social dysfunction, and it becomes quickly obvious that the most strategic method of addressing it is to equip our kids with the ability to avoid that particular dysfunction.

PV rises up to meet challenge

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — Pleasant Valley High's boys basketball team got in a little trouble Friday night after sloppy pre-game warmups and a first half in which it had trouble stopping Vista del Lago's offense at Varley Gym.

Police hunt for suspect in Thursday night rape attempt

Posted: 12 Dec 2008 07:14 PM CST

CHICO — A man who allegedly tried to rape a 65-year-old woman in a downtown rest room Thursday night, then assaulted a woman who came to her aid, is being sought by police.

Roadrunners Notebook: Rain should give way to clear skies for game

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:17 AM CST

COSTA MESA — Harmless late morning rain trickled down Friday off Orange County's south coast, the area where tonight at LeBard Stadium the Butte College football team and Mt.

Senior Planner

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

Paradise programs: Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733; Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, 872-6393.

Sidelines: Wildcats land on all-region team

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

The California Collegiate Athletic Association dominated the 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Men's All-West Region Team as a total of 17 CCAA players were represented on the 22-member team.

Suspect nabbed after car, bike, foot pursuit

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

CHICO — A man used a vehicle, his feet, and a stolen bicycle to evade police Thursday night, but was eventually captured.

Suspect nabbed after car, foot, bike pursuit

Posted: 12 Dec 2008 11:25 AM CST

CHICO — A pursuit, that started with a 40-second long auto chase, tuned foot pursuit, then a bicycle chase ended with a 26-year-old man in custody on a flock of charges.

Task force looking at drought reaction

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:16 AM CST

OROVILLE — Drought isn't just a Southern California problem. Throughout the Sacramento Valley, water officials are noting that well levels are dropping, some to points that haven't been seen since the 1970s.

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

Posted: 12 Dec 2008 05:17 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.

Too close to call: Butte ready for state title game today

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:17 AM CST

COSTA MESA — California already is a world-renowned brand name, has good looking landscapes and a remarkably versatile weather climate.

Warnings issued for storm expected to arrive today

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

The winter storm due to arrive today is expected to bring snow to the mountains and freezing temperatures to the valley floor, prompting warnings from a number of sources.

Wet and wintry

Posted: 12 Dec 2008 10:27 AM CST

Cold, wet weather, with low snow levels will combine to make weekend travel a bit more risky. The National Weather Service is warning a "series" of cold weather systems from Alaska and northern Canada are aiming at California.

Willows developing plan for system of bicycle lanes and routes

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS — Gas prices may have fallen for now, but with last summer's soaring fuel cost causing people to choose alternate transportation, the city of Willows decided to plan safe passages for people riding bicycles in the future.

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