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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Animal rescue groups take four dogs surrendered to shelter

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — Staff at Butte Humane Society report four of the five Malamute- or Labrador-mix dogs surrendered to the Fair Street shelter have been taken by animal rescue groups.

Arrest made in Monday double stabbing over stolen iPod

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 01:53 PM CST

CHICO — A local man is under arrest following an incident downtown Monday night that left two other Chico men with stab wounds.

Cal Water wants customers to be aware of frozen pipes

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — California Water Service Co. is urging its customers to prepare for freezing temperatures and prevent burst water pipes by taking simple steps around the home.

Chico City Council approves memorandum with CARD

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — City leaders agreed Tuesday night to take the next step toward a realignment of roles with Chico's recreation district.

Community Roundup: AquaJets' West qualifies at junior nationals

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:08 AM CST

Allison West of the Chico AquaJets qualified and competed at the Junior National Championships for swimmers age 18 and under held in Austin, Texas.

Correction

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Local entrepreneurs who wish to present their companies before executives during the "Forging Your Business Forward into 2009" networking event Thursday from 2 to 5 p.

Council floats disc golf idea

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 03:10 AM CST

CHICO — City Councilors decided Tuesday night that they will talk about whether to reconsider a decision to remove disc golf courses from upper Bidwell Park.

Daily Planner: December 17

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Events COMMUNITY FORUM: 6:30 p.m. "Speaking Up about Bullying and Intolerance," sponsored by the Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence.

Daily Planner: December 18

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Events CHICO ART CENTER: 5-8 p.m. Butte County Watercolor Society's second annual members' exhibition reception, 450 Orange St.

Editorial: Fireplace use ban is coming

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 07:43 PM CST

Our view: There aren't many options to forgoing woodfires to clean Chico's wintertime air. Chicoans should start getting used to going without woodfires some days each winter, because that's going to be the law at some point.

Editorial: Suddenly we're a football hotbed

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Our view: Butte College shocked its Southern California opponent for its first state title, and Hamilton High School can do the same this week.

Eminent domain may be used to acquire landfill property

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

WILLOWS — Glenn County Supervisors Tuesday again authorized officials to use the eminent domain law to acquire property currently leased for the county landfill in Artois.

Fed cuts target for key rate to record low

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 04:00 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has cut its target for a key interest rate to the lowest level on record and pledged to use "all available tools" to combat a severe financial crisis and prolonged recession.

Glenn's most wanted

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office: Brandy May Larabee The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Brandy May Larabee for charges alleging violation of probation and burglary.

Husband gets 40 to life for wife's murder

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 08:08 PM CST

OROVILLE — Clinton Egbert, 46, of Chico, was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Tami Egbert, nearly eight years ago.

Las Plumas grabs local reign

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — They share an area code and a zip code. Other than those digits, the Las Plumas and Oroville girls basketball teams don't have many numbers that are comparable.

Letter: Boys and Girls Clubs enriched

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

'Tis the season to give thanks. All of us at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley have been blessed by the big hearts of the many volunteers, community members, staff and board members who have gone above and beyond to support two major

Letter: Dafodils add to beauty of the ridge

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

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

Letter: Fair raises money for a good cause

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

This letter is coming to you from the Orland High School Safe & Sober Grad Committee. We would like to publicly express our gratitude and thankfulness to all of the students, parents and everyone in the community who purchased any of our items at

Letter: Generous citizens help collect toys

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 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.

Letter: Help comes to fire victims

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:38 AM CST

This month marks the six-month anniversary of the Humboldt Fire. We would like to take this time to say thank you to the people of Butte County.

Letter: Incidents of intolerance are real

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

I read the article by Elizabeth De Alwis about the fundraising letter sent by the Paradise Center for Tolerance and Non-Violence.

Letter: It's the wrong time to play politics

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Do you get the impression our elected officials are no smarter than the rest of us? I recently watched the three automaker CEOs before the Senate begging for bailout money and getting raked over the coals for arriving in leased company jets.

Letter: Quality opera shown in live theater

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

In this time of remarkable belt-tightening, there is a greatly diminished ability of the schools and the university system to support the arts.

Letter: Red kettles bring strong memories

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Seeing the Salvation Army red kettle out gave me opportunity to give. I like to share each time I see a bell ringer.

Letter: Religion isn't the law

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

I have been reading lots of letters and call-ins for the last few months mostly in relation to Proposition 8, but also citing the general law of our country.

Letter: Tax on pet owners a bad idea

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

The latest idea from Sacramento is a veterinary tax of 9 percent each time we take our pets to the vet.

Letter: Thousands of gifts distributed

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Operation Christmas Child has just completed our most successful shoebox collection ever in the north valley.

Library layoff decision postponed

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

ORLAND — Two library employees dodged a layoff Monday when the Orland City Council agreed to wait 30 days to get more information.

Local Roundup: Braves beat out Bulldogs

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:08 AM CST

Thanks to a third-quarter surge, the Hamilton High girls basketball team pulled away to beat visiting Gridley 45-36 in a nonleague matchup on Tuesday night.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

Fire Safe Council meeting is today MAGALIA — A meeting of the Upper Ridge Fire Safe Council has been rescheduled for today from 12:30-2:30 p.

Man arrested following alleged stabbings

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — A local man is in custody following an assault downtown Monday night that left two other Chico men with stab wounds.

Man sentenced for nearly 9-year-old murder

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Nearly nine years after a Chico woman was found beaten and shot to death at the bottom of Lookout Point, her husband was sentenced on Tuesday to 40 years to life in prison for the slaying.

Nation's first face transplant done in Cleveland

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

A woman so horribly disfigured she was willing to risk her life to do something about it has undergone the nation's first near-total face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic announced Tuesday.

Roads may still be slick

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 09:56 AM CST

PARADISE — While most of the major streets in the Paradise no longer require chains, some residential streets remain snowbound and even the cleared roads may be slick.

Sidelines: Butte's Jordan named AFCA Coach of the Year

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:08 AM CST

Jeff Jordan has been named the 2008 American Community College Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year, which will be presented to Butte's third-year head coach Jan.

Sketch inked of suspect in sex assault

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — Based on witness descriptions, police have released a sketch of the suspect in an attempted rape last Thursday night in the lavatory of a downtown restaurant.

Starving Student: Lunch at Franky's: Eat at the bar

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:39 AM CST

CHICO — Quite clearly, the best part about Franky's is the bar. Yes, it is a restaurant, too, and probably better known as such to people who regularly eat there.

Supervisors mull $10 million in budget cuts

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — In what seems to be a continuing cycle of grim financial news, on Tuesday, the Butte County Board of Supervisors was briefed on a set of budget cuts and financial transfers that will be necessary to cover a $10 million shortfall in

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Toast Mama Meith's Panettone on Christmas moring

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — If you're one of those people who has Christmas under control — packages wrapped, house decorated, and cookies baked for Santa, you might enjoy baking a loaf or two of Panettone, a traditional Italian Christmas bread for a gift

Take precautions to avoid bursting pipes

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 11:12 AM CST

CHICO — California Water Service Co. is urging its customers to prepare for freezing temperatures and prevent bursting water pipes by taking simple steps around the home.

To the victor go the spoils and cake, too

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 02:45 AM CST

Butte College football players lined up on Tuesday to snatch the sweets in their jaws of victory during a ceremony honoring the Roadrunners' recent national title accomplishment.

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