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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Early traffic: Icy temperatures glaze foothill roads

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 09:40 AM CST

While today dawned clear, frigid temperatures have left foothill roads icy and treacherous. The Paradise police report that after a night of frigid temperatures "everything that was wet is now ice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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1:50 p.m.: Snow covering Paradise, chains required

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 04:38 PM CST

The town of Paradise imposed chain controls today as snow covered the town. Snow plowing operations have begun.

Alleged Craigslist-hit solicitor extradited to Sacramento for charges

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A Michigan woman accused of soliciting for a hit man on the online bulletin board Craigslist will be returned to California to face charges.

And the answer is ... No: Oroville supervisor casts swing vote in mine defeat

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Tuesday Butte County supervisors said no to the proposed Baldwin/M&T Ranch gravel mine. After nearly 12 years of discussion and debate, the fate of the project rested in the hands of Oroville Supervisor Bill Connelly.

Buzz Preview: 'Rhythm 'n Motion' — Young dancers ready to dazzle Paradise

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 11:44 AM CST

This story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. PARADISE — Young ballroom dancers will skim across the Paradise Performing Arts Center stage in a variety of dance styles when the sixth annual "Rhythm 'n Motion" show opens Friday.

CUSD freezes nonessential expenditures, hirings

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Chico Unified School District froze all unnecessary spending and hiring Tuesday, said Jan Combes, assistant superintendent of financial services.

Change of guard has eased Payne

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:20 AM CST

Tracing back Kelli Payne's emergence as one of the most prolific scorers in the Golden Valley Conference this season requires going far beyond last spring.

Community Roundup: NorCal Aquatics trio among elite at swim Grand Prix

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Three swimmers from the Nor Cal Aquatics Swim Team competed in the Southern California Grand Prix of Swimming held in Long Beach.

County board rejects M&T mine

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 03:00 PM CST

OROVILLE — In a 3-2 vote, the Butte County Board of Supervisors has rejected the proposal for a gravel mine on the M&T Ranch near the Sacramento River.

Court orders deputies to hit the street seeking jurors in civil trial

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Superior Court Judge Donald Cole Byrd made an unusual ruling Monday when he asked deputies to go into the community and find jurors for a civil trial.

Daily Planner: January 30

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Events COLLABORATIVE FOR CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION: 9-11 a.m. Room 102, Enloe Conference Center, 1528 The Esplanade.

Daily Planner: January 31

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Performances THEATRE ON THE RIDGE: 7:30 p.m. "Baby." 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. Story of three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and funny consequences of this universal experience.

Letter: Column hits the mark

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

What a pleasure it was to read Justin Vaught's column, "Wrestling: It's so much more than a sport." As a former "wrestling mom" who still occasionally goes to meets even though my boys have long since graduated from high school, I can say he is

Letter: Council flip-flop disgusting

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:05 AM CST

I would like to add my congratulations to Chris Nicodemus and Larry Wahl for their excellent letters to the editor on Jan.

Letter: Current party laws adequate

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Regarding the "disorderly events" ordinance, I think the position of many who question this action is why it is necessary in the first place.

Letter: Get priorities straight

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Last week in the E-R there was an article about the hundreds of "false statements," which some might call outright lies, put out by the Bush administration to cheerlead us into this disastrous war with Iraq.

Letter: Insurance proposal alarming

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:05 AM CST

I am writing in response to your Jan. 21 article on the governor's health care bill. You forgot to add important information.

Letter: Isn't this fun?

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

I have been enjoying the Democrat primary with glee. The Clintons are willing to tear their party apart to win.

Letter: Old loan an albatross

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

This is in reference to the Jan. 17 "Rent relief" article. I drove over to Jarvis Gardens to put in my application.

Letter: Seek truth about immigration

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Anti-immigration groups are spreading untrue information against immigrants. Studies from the conservative Cato Institute, the liberal National Immigration Forum and the nonpartisan National Academy of Sciences all agree according to studies quoted

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

Heavy rains evicted Bidwell Park's notorious beavers out of Lindo Channel. Interim assistant city manager Dennis Beardsley, who is in charge of the city's parks, confirmed rains washed out a dam in Lindo Channel.

Local Roundup: Jones' double-double helps Hamilton blast Los Molinos

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Andrea Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Hamilton High girls basketball team to a 66-47 road win over Los Molinos on Tuesday.

McCain edges Romney in Florida primary

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 08:20 PM CST

MIAMI (AP) — Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov.

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Posted: 29 Jan 2008 08:11 PM CST

Today's audio podcast includes: Winter weather causes dozens of accidents; Butte County board rejects mine proposal; Glenn County goes to street to find jurors; and more.

Officials warn of salmon population 'collapse'

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state's largest salmon run is suffering an "unprecedented collapse," part of a broader decline throughout the West that has scientists vexed and will likely trigger severe fishing restrictions, according to federal

Prayer vigil aims to give boost to Chico State students

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

The college community has been sent an extra boost this semester through the power of prayer. A prayer vigil began at midnight Sunday directed toward the college community.

Prison-sentenced inmate awaits trial for jail-related incident

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Before an Oroville inmate goes to prison for wounding a Butte County sheriff's deputy with his own gun, he will face a jury in March on an unrelated new jail assault charge.

Roomate assault suspect enters not guilty plea

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Paradise man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the attempted murder of a roommate who was blinded in a shooting Thursday.

Sidelines: Azevedo's team ninth in cup race

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Chico's Emily Azevedo teamed with driver Erin Pac to finish ninth Saturday as one of three United States women's bobsled teams to finish in the top 10 in a World Cup competition in St.

Starving Student: Pizza and sub sandwiches served up quick at Noble Roman's and Tuscano's

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

People who like Pizza Hut and Subway will love Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Subs. The concept behind the restaurant is there are, in fact, two concepts behind the restaurant, which form one large concept that is meant to satisfy a variety of

UPDATE: Officer involved in traffic accident

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 01:34 PM CST

Chico police officer Kevin Coloumbe has been injured in a traffic accident at El Monte Avenue at Highway 32.

Vikings make it look easy in EAL romp over Foothill

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

Talking to both coaches after the game, it became obvious that Tuesday's Eastern Athletic League tilt won't be remembered as anything more than what it was: A midseason girls basketball game featuring the league's best against a middle-tier team at

Wet, wild and white: Stormy weather prompts dozens of wrecks; one injures Chico officer

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Rain, wind and snow reported as low as 1,000 feet contributed to dozens of traffic collisions on the ridge and in the valley Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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9 a.m. &mdash; Early traffic: Flooding, rock slide

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:27 PM CST

According to the California Highway Patrol, flooding is disrutping traffic on some Chico area roads, and a rock and mud slide has blocked one lane of Highway 70, just east of Pulga.

Bicyclist tased when he runs for minor infraction

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

HAMILTON CITY -- A man riding a bicycle with improper lighting equipment was shot with a Taser stun gun Wednesday night as he ran from a deputy who tried to stop him for the infraction.

Campus Clips

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Focus the Nation events set Thursday Students from Chico State University and Butte College will take part in a discussion of solutions for global warming during the Focus

Chico State campus bustling again

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

Students are back on the Chico State University campus for spring classes, which started Monday. The tally of students isn't official yet, as students add or drop classes each semester.

Conference on science and religion begins Friday

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

A free conference on religion and science will be held Friday and Saturday at Bidwell Presbyterian Church.

Correction

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

In an article Saturday, all information about injuries and treatment pertaining to David Alexander were contained in a California Highway Patrol report and did not come directly from Enloe Medical Center.

Daily Planner: January 29

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:51 PM CST

Events LITTLE THEATRE, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Ayres 106. University Film Series. "Edvard Munch," 1974, Norway.

Daily Planner: January 30

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:51 PM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Canyon Oaks, Butte Creek members enjoy Mexican golf vacation

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 12:35 AM CST

About 90 Canyon Oaks CC members traveled to Ixtapa, Mexico, recently, under the leadership of PGA professional David Lee.

Editorial: Park closure idea won't fly

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:50 PM CST

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to close the gates at 48 state parks and cut lifeguards at several of the most popular Southern California beaches has certainly caused a stir.

Governor's health care system dream dies in Senate committee

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 07:04 PM CST

SACRAMENTO -- A year ago, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger set out to show the nation that California could do what the federal government and many states could not -- transform a health care system that leaves millions uninsured and countless others

Ill-fated mountain lion kitten had serious health issues

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

The 5-month-old mountain lion kitten that died shortly after she was found in lower Bidwell Park had a serious bacterial infection, state wildlife officials said Monday.

InnerView: David Pierce's desert visions lead to hypnotherapy career

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:51 PM CST

PARADISE -- Like many people, David Pierce's career has taken a few twists and turns over the years. But few, and perhaps Pierce alone, can claim drum-making helped bridge two diverse careers -- paramedics and hypnotherapy.

Letter: Many concerned about law

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:50 PM CST

I am writing to assure you that the "tiny but vocal gang" is probably more abundant than what you see represented by the small few dedicated enough to attend the council meetings (whom I sincerely thank for doing so).

Letter: Obama can bring changes

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:50 PM CST

Barack Obama's opponents claim he's "a talker, not a doer." Yet Obama has quality experience at community, state and national levels.

Letter: Obama's book revealing

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:51 PM CST

Let's listen to Barack Obama's message of hope. It takes courage to hope when we have been let down time after time.

Letter: Oroville youth railroaded

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:51 PM CST

Gregory Wright's only hope for leniency was public sentiment; that hope was stolen from him by remarks from the district attorney.

Letter: Taxpayers lose with mine

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:50 PM CST

If the county supervisors expect large tax revenues from the proposed mine on River Road, they should remember what the General Plan says: "A sales tax is incurred only when a sale is made to the public, not when a raw material is sold to a producer

Letter: Time is right for Obama

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:50 PM CST

Brothers and sisters of all races and religions and especially my African-American brothers and sisters: You have just achieved a great milestone on Feb.

Local Roundup: Orland boys settle for scoreless tie

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 12:35 AM CST

The Orland High boys soccer team battled muddy conditions and had their perfect record sullied by a scoreless tie in Sutter on Monday.

Local briefs

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

Museum Without Walls series starting The Northern California Natural History Museum at Chico State will present the winter Museum Without Walls presentation series beginning in February.

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Posted: 28 Jan 2008 07:48 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Custody hearing Tuesday in murder-for-hire case; Tests show young mountain lion died of infection; Chico State students return; and more.

On Foot: Everyone's friendly at Riverbend Park

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:51 PM CST

OROVILLE — We looked up among the trees at Riverbend Park to see mysterious shapes hovering in the sky.

Paradise shooting victim stable, but may lose sight

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

OROVILLE -- A shooting last week in Paradise may cost the victim sight in one or both eyes, authorities said Monday.

Sidelines: Butte women to host golf fundraiser

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 12:35 AM CST

The Butte College women's basketball team is hosting a fundraising golf tournament. On April 19 this scramble-style tournament will take place at the newly opened, John Daly-designed course at the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning.

Supervisors to rule on M&T gravel pit

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

OROVILLE -- What could be the last time the Baldwin/M&T gravel pit is discussed before the Butte County Board of Supervisors may have arrived.

Suspect in Internet murder-for-hire plot will be moved to Sacramento

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

A Michigan woman thought to be one of the first in the country to solicit murder for hire on the Internet will be extradited to Sacramento next week for allegedly seeking someone to kill the wife of her Oroville boyfriend.

Weekend storm brought floods, snow, mud

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 11:52 PM CST

The Mendocino Coast Range above Glenn County may have looked like a pristine winter scene early Monday, but that image belied the chaos caused since last Friday by a storm that saturated the foothills, filled creeks and flooded roads all weekend.

Monday, January 28, 2008

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California gets another round of rain but the worst could be over

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a week's worth of thunderstorms drenched Southern California on Sunday, raising fears of mudslides and flooding, but forecasters said the worst was over.

Daily Planner: January 28

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Editorial: It's simple: No on 94, 95, 96, 97

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

Deciding how to vote on the four Indian casino measures on the Feb. 5 ballot is a lot like choosing the best hog in a wallow.

Enloe CEO Debi Yancer grateful for recovery from injury

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

It was supposed to be a delightful vacation, and for a few days it was. Then came what lifeguards call "a rogue wave," said Debi Yancer, chief executive officer of Enloe Medical Center.

Gordon B. Hinckley, Mormon church president who oversaw greatest church expansion, dead at 97

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon B. Hinckley, the Mormon church's oldest president who presided over one of the greatest periods of expansion in its history, died Sunday.

How spinal cord injuries occur

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

All-important as it is, the human spinal cord is very narrow, about the thickness of a fingertip, said Dr.

Leader of Greece's Orthodox Church, Archbishop Christodoulos, dies

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Orthodox Church leader, Archbishop Christodoulos, who eased centuries of tension with the Vatican but angered liberal critics who viewed him as an attention-seeking reactionary, died Monday at his home of cancer,

Letter: Council suffers from waffling

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

When liberals on the Chico City Council want to re-examine their position on the "disorderly events" ordinance, it is far from trying to do the right thing.

Letter: Mitigation inadequate

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

Baldwin Contracting has agreed to do several things to mitigate problems associated with their proposed gravel mine project west of Chico, but are their mitigations enough?

Letter: State inhospitable to truckers

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

A number of years ago, I sat in a Los Angeles traffic court, I watched for hours as the judge ran that place like a slaughterhouse.

Magalia park committee to discuss recreation progress

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

MAGALIA -- The Paradise Recreation and Park District's Magalia community committee will hear a progress report on recreation during its meeting Tuesday.

Neighborhood workshop set for southeast Paradise

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

PARADISE -- Residents and property owners in southeast Paradise are encouraged to attend a workshop about the neighborhood Tuesday.

News of Our Past

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in year's past: 25 years ago 'Storm costly in rural county' Wednesday's storm wasn't much more than an inconvenience for most Chicoans, but for some residents on rural land northwest of town it

Rain, wind bring more blackouts to parts of Chico

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

Rain and wind Sunday afternoon and evening brought more power outages to Chico, while over in Glenn County sections of Highway 162 and other roads remain closed today following Friday's storm that flooded several areas.

Vintage bricks from former Holly Sugar plant for sale

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 12:42 AM CST

A brick is just a brick. Well, that's not how Alex Du Bose sees it. Du Bose, who owns Guy Rents on Nord Avenue, is sitting on about 10,000 bricks from the former Holly Sugar plant in Hamilton City.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

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'A whole lot of want and need'

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 05:08 PM CST

Matt Jackson spent eight days in Nigeria, Africa last year. He'd do it again in a heartbeat. "The opportunity presented itself .

All About Us: A mature look at teens, parents and communication

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

So I've been thinking quite a bit about parent-teen relationships, especially with my 18th birthday and my high school graduation looming ominously.

Barack Obama wins South Carolina primary

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:29 AM CST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary Saturday night, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb.

Corning cleans up at own Invite

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:29 AM CST

CORNING -- Saturday's Corning Invitational wrestling tournament was a huge one in terms of postseason implications, yet everybody was out of the 37-team extravaganza around 7:30 p.

Daily Planner: January 27

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:32 AM CST

Events SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL: Some 40 bird-related trips across the north valley and free armchair programs at festival headquarters, Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W.

Daily Planner: January 28

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:32 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dave Davies' column: Bias was an unselfish champion

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

I first met Shawn Bias in February of 2002 at the Northern Section CIF Wrestling Championships in Redding, when as Oroville High's 127-pounder he had three pins, and then a technical fall in the finals to win the section title as a No.

Editorial: An easy call on Prop 91

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:30 AM CST

This is how crazy this initiative system has become: The people who paid big money to get Proposition 91 on the ballot don't even support it.

Editorial: Prop. 92 would add to problem

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:30 AM CST

The latest state budget crisis, of many, proves that ballot-box budgeting usually leads to problems. When the state gets into a financial crunch, such as the $14.

Flagship bird at Snow Goose Festival has 'field day'

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

The flagship bird of the Snow Goose Festival was sparse for birdwatchers this weekend, but there were plenty other waterfowl to be spotted throughout the Sacramento Valley.

Former Indonesia dictator Suharto dies

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:29 AM CST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Former dictator Suharto, an army general who crushed Indonesia's communist movement and pushed aside the country's founding father to usher in 32 years of tough rule that saw up to a million political opponents

Glimpse of governor not a rarity

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:31 AM CST

I spent all of Wednesday in Sacramento at an annual gathering of publishers and editors. The so-called Governmental Affairs Day featured interesting discussions with legislators about the state budget, term limits, redistricting, health care and all

Letter: Casino proposed for bad spot

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:32 AM CST

It is saddening to see that after many months since the Mechoopda put forth plans for a casino along Highway 149 that they are back again .

Letter: Courtesy essential in park

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:32 AM CST

In Monday's "Tell It to the E-R," a resident complained that during a recent walk in the park, a pack of cyclists came around the corner and told him to move out of their way.

Letter: Fateful Tuesday

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:31 AM CST

On Tuesday, our county Board of Supervisors will decide the fate of Baldwin Contracting's proposed gravel mine operation on farmland by the Sacramento River.

Letter: Find another gravel site

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:32 AM CST

The summary of arguments in Sunday's newspaper about the proposed gravel mine near Chico fairly represented what I heard at the "marathon" Board of Supervisors meeting.

Letter: Gravel mine not evil

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:31 AM CST

No one publicly opposed to the Baldwin/M&T gravel mine has ever said the proposal "is an evil scheme spawned by an out-of-state corporation," as reporter Roger H.

Letter: How could you?

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:32 AM CST

In my professional life, I encourage people to bicycle and be active as part of a healthy lifestyle. There are all sorts of barriers to becoming active which people cite and unfortunately, your paper has given them another.

Letter: Sentence too stiff

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:31 AM CST

I was disappointed to see Gregory Wright's sentence listed as a "hit" in "Hits and misses." When I read in September that Wright could get a life sentence for committing a crime in which no one was actually injured, I was disappointed.

Letter: Time for another recall

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:32 AM CST

The internationally renowned bodybuilder from Austria, who became a motion picture hero in such films as "Conan" and "Kindergarten Cop," became governor of California due to a recall election.

Local Roundup: Butte seizes control of GVC

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

By knocking off Lassen 89-75 on the road Saturday night, the Butte College women's basketball team locked up the top spot in the Golden Valley Conference.

Local scientists explore Papua New Guinea

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

Every once in a while a person has a chance to have an adventure. A group of scientists, explorers and white water rafters took that opportunity this summer in Papua New Guinea, in an area called Hargy Caldera in the province of West New Britain.

Most taxpayer rebates could start arriving in mid-May

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:29 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most taxpayers could expect a rebate of up to $600 starting in mid-May under the economic aid plan set to go through Congress within weeks.

New gizmo brings blessed reversal of fortune

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:31 AM CST

When it comes to building things, repairing things, assembling things, or just about any other behavior or practice that requires the use of tools, I'm pretty much a disaster waiting to happen.

Road closures

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

The Glenn County Planning and Public Works Agency announced several road closures Saturday night. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution as flooding on roads may occur at any time.

Students named to honor roll at Hooker Oak

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

The following students at Hooker Oak School earned honor roll grades during the fall semester grading period: Seventh grade — Jacqueline Wong, Austin Gregoire, Jake Houtman, Hannah Mikles, Robert Pantel, Kelsey McLemore-Stein, Josiah

Tipster awarded $10,000

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A citizen who provided information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of a Butte County deputy was awarded $10,000 Thursday.

What you should know about Town & Country Humane Society

Posted: 27 Jan 2008 02:33 AM CST

The public may visit Town and Country Humane Society shelter to see animals available for adoption.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

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8 p.m.: Flooding, snow prompt Glenn County road closures

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 10:26 PM CST

WILLOWS — Flooding closed 15 stretches along 11 Glenn County roads tonight. Six roads were closed this afternoon with other stretches being closed this evening, according to a press release issued at 7 p.

Chico's air called third worst in state

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

The state says Chico's air is the third dirtiest in California when it comes to a certain kind of pollution, and the steps that will be required to clean it up are likely to include limitations on fireplaces and older woodstoves.

Community Valley reports earnings

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

The parent company of Butte Community Bank reported fourth quarter and year-end earnings. Chico-based Community Valley Bancorp said its consolidated earnings were $1,388,000 for the fourth quarter, a decrease of $171,000, or 10.

Daily Planner: January 26

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Drawing 11 a.m. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: January 27

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Events SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL: Some 40 bird-related trips across the north valley and free armchair programs at festival headquarters, Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W.

Don't put those umbrellas away yet

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:32 AM CST

Chicoans found themselves caught in the rain on Friday, and some were more prepared than others for the deluge.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

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

Glenn jail guards unhurt in crash

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

MINERAL -- An already shorthanded staff at the Glenn County Jail got lucky Thursday afternoon when two corrections officers escaped injury in a crash on Highway 36 in Tehama County.

Glenn jail guards unhurt in snowy crash

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 10:09 PM CST

MINERAL — An already shorthanded staff at the Glenn County Jail got lucky Thursday afternoon when two corrections officers escaped injury in a crash on Highway 36 in Tehama County.

Gridley mural generates barbs

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

GRIDLEY -- Sponsors of a student-created mural held a reception and honored its artist Thursday evening, but decided to postpone mounting the 8-by-10 piece until summer.

Havaurah spiritual leader has many talents

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Yiskah Rosenfeld, the spiritual leader of Chico Havurah, a local Jewish congregation, brings a rich background to the community.

Letter: Embrace hope with Obama

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

Senator Barack Obama is an excellent choice for president of the United States. He has the character, temperament, judgment and intellect to restore America as the beacon of hope and prosperity to the rest of the world.

Letter: General Plan meetings fizzle

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

More than a year ago the Butte County Board of Supervisors appointed a 35-member Citizens Advisory Committee to focus public input during a comprehensive update of the Butte County General Plan.

Letters: Always a happy ending

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

In obituaries nobody ever goes to hell. — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letters: People, PG&E answer the call

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

As a public health official in Glenn County, I wish to weigh in on the criticism leveled at PG&E. Glenn County's electrical infrastructure was hit particularly hard by the storm.

Local Roundup: Wildcats back atop CCAA standings after beating Toros

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Using yet another outstanding first-half defensive effort, the No. 21 Chico State women's basketball team moved back into a three-way tie for first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association with a 70-50 win over Cal State Dominguez

Michigan woman arrested in Internet plot against Butte County employee

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 09:10 PM CST

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of a Michigan woman who allegedly used the Internet to arrange a hit on a female Butte County employee.

Natural Wonders: A light look at things that fall from the sky

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

In most of our daily interactions with other people, we give little thought to biological things like defecation.

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Posted: 25 Jan 2008 08:35 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Dirty air around Chico may prompt limits on fireplaces, woodstoves; Orland man faces arrest after truck crash; Mural unveiled at Gridley school; And more.

PV takes title rematch

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

PARADISE — Really, the only thing similar between Friday night's rematch of last season's Northern Section Division II boys basketball title game and the original version was the result.

Panthers' defense to the rescue in win over Tigers

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Chico High had a terrible time shooting the ball Friday night with Eastern Athletic League foe Oroville in town.

Paradise man accused in multi-state pot operation

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A Paradise man who claimed to be growing marijuana for himself and eight other people with doctors' recommendations entered a plea of no contest Thursday to charges he was selling it.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Catholic School Week events begin This year's Catholic Schools Week 2008 is themed "Catholic Schools Light the Way.

Ridge man admits role in multi-state pot operation

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 05:10 PM CST

OROVILLE — A Paradise man growing marijuana for medical reasons faces more than four years in state prison after pleading no contest to charges Thursday he was selling large quantities of pot.

Ritualistic art made at Chico State

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Losan Samten, founder of the Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia will be creating a sand mandala beginning Tuesday at the Bell Memorial Union on Chico State University.

Rough weather coming

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 10:05 AM CST

Heavy rain, strong winds, and abundant snow could make driving a challenge today. While the California Highway Patrol reports no significant traffic problems in Butte or Glenn county as of 7:30 a.

Senior Planner

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: CYSL still has soccer openings

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Chico Youth Soccer League has openings in the following age divisions: boys and girls U6 (2003), boys and girls U8 (2001), boys and girls U9 (2000), girls U10 (1999) and boys U14 (1996, '95, '94).

Storms hit south state hard, killing one, leaving one missing

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two mountain avalanches killed a skier and left another person missing Friday as California strained under nearly a week of heavy snowfall and extraordinary rain.

Superintendent invites LaMalfa to look at records

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

WILLOWS -- In response to a union representative's letter sent earlier this month to state Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa that raises questions about the Glenn County Office of Education's cost billbacks of Glenn County school districts, the county

Survivor identified as driver in crash

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

WILLOWS -- If none of the friends riding with David Alexander had done the right thing, the truth about the crash that eventually took his life may have died with him on Nov.

Woman linked to hit on Butte employee

Posted: 26 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of a Michigan woman who allegedly used the Internet to arrange a hit on a female Butte County employee.

Friday, January 25, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Buttes most wanted for Jan. 25

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Timothy Andrew Clark The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Timothy Andrew Clark for a warrant charging him with failing to provide and multiple failures to appear.

Chico Junior high School honor roll

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

The following students at Chico Junior High School earned honor roll grades during the fall semester of 2007: Grade seven — Anais Alexich-Duran, Tyler Anderson, Gabriela Applebee, Grant Barr, Taylor Barron, Brooke Bereznak, Tanner Binsfeld,

Chico girls stay hot, down Tigers

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:18 AM CST

For the Oroville High girls basketball team, Thursday night turned out to be another competitive game leaving the Tigers just short of an Eastern Athletic League victory.

Correction

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 03:27 AM CST

Thursday's issue of The Buzz included an incorrect reference to the Monster Piano Concert scheduled for Chico's Laxson Auditorium.

Creole-Cajun dinner held to help New Orleans church

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

An authentic Creole-Cajun dinner will be served Feb. 2 in Chico as a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going to the Unitarian Church of New Orleans.

Daily Planner for Jan. 25

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Events COMMUNITY CENTER : 8-10 p.m. 545 Vallombrosa Ave. Live 1930s dance music by Wings of Swing (Pamela Kather, Gordy Ohliger, Mark Wilpolt, Lew Langworthy).

Editorial: Gravel mine still has big question

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Years of discussion will come to a head Tuesday when the Butte County Board of Supervisors must make a difficult decision.

Gala's theme is magic: Valentine bash to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 01:39 PM CST

By LAURIE KAVENAUGH - Style Editor Activities during the Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley's Valentine's Gala on Feb.

Glenn agencies unite for court disaster training

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:18 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Shots and shouts echoed throughout a courthouse in Willows Thursday, in a staged emergency response exercise that went all out to prepare Glenn County law enforcement, emergency responders and courtroom personnel for a potential real-life

Interim Chico State police chief makes bid for permanent spot

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Interim Chico State University Police Chief Eric Reichel has put in his application to keep the job permanently.

Letter: Apology in order

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

It turns out that Leonard Adame, whose letter to the editor was printed Jan. 17, is a "professor" at Butte College.

Letter: Council sees the light

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

A local law takes effect in Chico this month that bans free giveaways of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes in the city limits.

Letter: Don't encourage lawyers

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

I have lived in the neighborhood of Amber Grove since my house was built in 2004, by Webb Homes. In the last few months I have gotten several notices from a group of lawyers out of Santa Monica saying that numerous homeowners are in the process of

Letter: Don't let things get worse

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

George W. Bush has a pattern of flouting established law, doing end runs around constitutional constraints, lying, starting war under false pretenses, allowing public safety to be compromised on many occasions, failing to exercixe economic and

Letter: Don't super size north Chico

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Judy, Judy, Judy. Does letter writer Judy Lou really think that for one minute the folks living in Garner Lane neighborhoods would allow those roads to be extended to be used as a short cut to Wal-Mart?

Letter: Family gives thanks

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

The Otten family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the many supporters who participated in the Round Table Pizza fundraiser Jan.

Letter: Fundraiser inspiring

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

After going to see Jean Cousteau speak at Laxson last October, my brothers and I were inspired to do something to help out the world.

Letter: Good deed follows storm

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

It's been several weeks since a dramatic storm blew through Butte County. The aftermath of the storm brought out the best in two local men, Ben Johnson and Andrew Duncan.

Letter: Smokeless rentals needed

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Like most Americans, I dream of becoming a homeowner, but for now I must rent. Unfortunately, my two young children and I are exposed to secondhand smoke in our apartment.

Letter: Vandalism isn't terrorism

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Members of the Chico City Council have recently tagged eggs thrown at their residences and spray painting on their driveways as acts of felonious terrorism, as if Osama bin Laden himself were at their front door.

Letter: What about the rest of us?

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

The Chico City Council voted 5-2 to revisit the "disorderly events" ordinance. Capt. John Rucker said the department may choose not to enforce the ordinance, which in itself appears to me to be an unlawful act.

Local Roundup: Braves win big over Biggs

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:18 AM CST

Tessa Bekendam had 15 points and eight rebounds and the Hamilton High girls basketball team held Biggs scoreless in the third quarter on the way to a 55-20 win Thursday in Biggs.

Local transportation wish list would get upper Skyway paved

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Projects the Butte County Association of Government wants included in the 2008 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP): Highway 99 auxiliary lane, phase 2 — Would improve ramps at Highway 32 and East First Avenue in central Chico add

Martial arts fighter slowly improving

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

OROVILLE — A 22-year-old martial arts fighter remains in critical condition at Oroville Hospital due to kidney failure, but appears to be recovering from other injuries he allegedly sustained in a recent struggle with Oroville police.

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Posted: 24 Jan 2008 08:19 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Police arrest Paradise man on suspicion of attempted murder; Snow day on ridge; Glenn County emergency services stage courthouse disaster; and more.

OU football coach Bob Stoops stops by Butte

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:38 PM CST

Bob Stoops, the University of Oklahoma's vaunted head football coach, visited the Butte College campus this morning.

Overnight snow closes ridge schools

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 10:55 AM CST

While California Highway Patrol is reporting no significant problems on Butte or Glenn county roads as of 8:30 a.

PV preserves EAL perfection

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Only three weeks ago, some members of the Pleasant Valley High basketball team agreed with seemingly everyone else that the Eastern Athletic League race would be wide open this season.

Paradise man arrested for allegedly trying to kill roommate

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

PARADISE -- Police arrested a Paradise resident early Thursday morning on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly shot his roommate in the head at the Clark Road mobile home park where they lived.

Police report for Jan. 25

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 03:26 AM CST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: Residential Burglaries Jan.

Ridge man arrested in shooting

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 01:08 PM CST

PARADISE — Police arrested a Paradise man early this morning on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly shot another man in the head at a Clark Road mobile home park.

Sidelines: El Rancho sets tryout schedule

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:18 AM CST

El Rancho Chico Little League will hold tryouts for all players signed up to participate in Minor and Major divisions at Eastside Little League Park this Saturday and on Feb.

Snow provides Thursday off for ridge students, but make-up day planned

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:18 AM CST

PARADISE -- Students and staff who rejoiced at an extra day off school Thursday, might not be so joyful when they have to cut short their spring break, or even extend the year into summer vacation.

Sow There!: Mulch ado about nothing

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Brrr. Here we are. It's cold. With the cold weather comes a restlessness. While friends have invited us to several get-togethers, it's hard to pry ourselves out of the house.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: 'Plight of our Fisheries' panel calls for action

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 02:18 AM CST

Last week's International Sportsman's Exposition Show in Sacramento hosted a panel discussion titled "The Plight of our Fisheries.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

An uncommon sight

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

Motorists along Cohasset Road, between Chico city limits and Chico Municipal Airport, were treated to a bald eagle in a tree near Sycamore Creek on Wednesday.

Art Preview: Two Chico galleries co-host Snow Goose Festival art exhibit

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:38 PM CST

If you appreciate local art or wildlife, consider visiting a couple of Chico art galleries to see sculptures of snow geese and paintings of Butte County's natural landscapes.

Biblio File Book Review: Chico writer/photographer's delicious new children's book features old Beijing

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 PM CST

Time was when Chico's Doug Keister loped around the country photographing buildings for his books on Victorian or Storybook styles.

Bigamist makes deal on molestation charges

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

OROVILLE -- An admitted Oroville bigamist with wives in two states has decided not to contest charges he molested children from both families.

Briefs

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

Enloe talks progress in resolving issues A union and Enloe Medical Center have continued to make progress in their negotiations, according to a news release from the Chico hospital.

Burglary, crash draws third-strike sentencing for Chico man

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:20 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Chico man was sentenced to a state prison term of 25 years to life Tuesday under California's three strikes law.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Jan. 24, 2008

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 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.

Buzz Arts Briefs: Jan. 24, 2008

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 PM CST

BMU Gallery presents 'Channeled Visions' "Channeled Visions," an exhibition of ceramic art and wood-cut pieces by Chico State University fine arts student Sterling Silver, is on display on campus through Feb.

Buzz Editor's Column: Radiohead's online release, No. 1 CD defining future of music

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 PM CST

Ten years ago, Napster made the recording industry establishment bristle with its free, online music-sharing service.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 24-30, 2008

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 PM CST

Thursday, Jan. 24 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by Blowupnihilist, La Fin du Monde, Giraffes?

Calf named Cupid finds a home

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

The adventure of Cupid the calf ended happily Wednesday afternoon when he arrived at Farm Sanctuary, near Orland.

Chico officers are DUI arrest champs for 2007

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:03 AM CST

A pair of Chico police officers who work beats dedicated to catching traffic violators made that assignment pay off last year by arresting 237 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence.

Daily Planner: January 24

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Performances THEATRE ON THE RIDGE: 7:30 p.m. "Baby." 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. Story of three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and funny consequences of this universal experience.

Daily Planner: January 25

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Events COMMUNITY CENTER : 8-10 p.m. 545 Vallombrosa Ave. Live 1930s dance music by Wings of Swing (Pamela Kather, Gordy Ohliger, Mark Wilpolt, Lew Langworthy).

Double trouble: CUSD faces red ink

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

If state budget projections come true, Chico Unified School District will face a deficit of well over $7 million next school year.

Editorial: Birding festival continues to grow

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:03 AM CST

For those who keep hearing about the promise of tourism events drawing people to Butte County but have no idea what that means, a great example comes this weekend.

Editorial: Model citizen tackles crime

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 05:59 AM CST

Chico needs a few more citizens like Chris Dow. Dow chased down a suspected graffiti vandal last weekend while on duty doing door security at Madison Bear Garden in downtown Chico.

Glenn jail inmates stricken with ailment

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Sheriff's Office is fighting an outbreak of sickness in its jail. More than two dozen inmates at Glenn County Jail are ill with a bacterial infection of some sort, possibly tonsillitis, said Sheriff Larry Jones.

Glenn jailer accused of groping two female county workers

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:21 AM CST

WILLOWS -- A custodial officer at the Glenn County Jail is on paid administrative leave while sheriff's officials investigate allegations of sexual battery involving a female jail guard and a second county employee.

Glenn officials planning central dispatch center

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

WILLOWS -- In a whopping step forward, Glenn County revved the engine Tuesday, propelling forward plans to centralize emergency dispatching and building a dispatch center.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: Best Picture nominee 'Atonement' bleak, but beautiful

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 PM CST

"Atonement" stars Keira Knightley as a young woman who has the love of her life torn away from her because of her little sister's misinterpretation of one night's events.

Insurance fraud gets man 11 years

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

OROVILLE -- An Oroville man Wednesday was sentenced to 11 years in prison for insurance fraud and continues to deny any involvement in a related fire that destroyed his home.

Letter: Cost of government too high

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:03 AM CST

Whether it be Chico, the state of California, or our own United States, I wonder when it might occur to the majority of voters that our current cost of government is too high.

Letter: Gravel mine a big worry

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:03 AM CST

As a Chico homeowner, my family and I are worried about the negative impact the proposed M&T gravel mine would exert on our quality of life.

Letter: Let police enforce the laws

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:03 AM CST

The Jan. 16 article about city councilors reconsidering the "disorderly events" ordinance contained disturbing remarks.

Local Roundup: Biggs scores league win over Williams

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Travis Cook had 10 points and seven rebounds, and David Topete and Alex Ibarra also had 10 points apiece in a 43-39 win for the Biggs boys basketball team Wednesday night in Williams.

Move to ban metal storage containers heard in Willows

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Folks in Willows who have placed metal shipping containers on their property may soon find themselves having to get rid of the huge boxes.

Music Brief: Harvey Reid - folk for a Sunday afternoon

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 PM CST

Veteran songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid will perform a concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at a rarely used local venue —the historic Chico Grange, 2775 Nord Ave.

Music Brief: Laxson welcomes Canadian folk group Leahy

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 PM CST

The six-piece Cherryholmes family band recently offered a rip-roaring set of bluegrass on the Laxson Auditorium stage at Chico State University.

Music Preview: Loca; kids ready to pound keys at Monster Piano Concert

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:38 PM CST

What's black and white with 1,760 fingers? This not a children's riddle, it's the Monster Piano Concert where on Saturday, 176 children will storm the Laxson Auditorium stage and play 14 digital pianos in two performances certain to raise the roof

No doubt this time: Chico backs up 2007 win over PV with repeat

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

It was still a tight crosstown battle between a pair of up-and-coming Eastern Athletic League wrestling teams.

North State Voices: Wrestling: It's so much more than a sport

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:03 AM CST

On the outside, I'm just another teenager. Every day I go to school, talk to friends, do my homework, and finally retire for the night.

PV holds on for victory over Spartans

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Coming off a passion-fueled win over Chico High last Friday, the Pleasant Valley boys basketball team returned to its home court Wednesday to take on a struggling Red Bluff squad that is still looking for its first win against a team with a winning

Prep Athlete of the Week: PV's Bobinger changing game to bolster production

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

A lot of people can claim that they know Pleasant Valley senior guard Courtney Bobinger off the court.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Sisk meeting potential in senior campaign

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Gridley High wrestler Deniko Sisk (20-2) admitted that he was nervous before the championship match of last weekend's Tim Brown Memorial Tournament in Sacramento.

School Time

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

Honors Notre Dame Catholic School teacher Charlotte Harkness was honored with a fellowship for excellence in teaching, from Johns Hopkins University.

Snow Goose Festival celebrates bird migration this weekend

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:02 AM CST

Hundreds of people will be in town and all along the north valley this weekend with their eyes to the sky during the Snow Goose Festival, Friday through Sunday.

Survey will give community input on city services

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:03 AM CST

City leaders on Wednesday took initial steps on a strategy aimed at fixing a projected budget deficit, laying out a schedule that seeks to put solutions in place in time for next year's budget.

The Nosebleed Section: Semi-reliable is better than none at all

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

Being a league or section's top statistical player is a nice title to have. I can think of hundreds of basketballers who wish they were leading their league in scoring or rebounding and a slew of soccer players who aspire to lead the section in

Theater Brief: Theatre on the Ridge presents 'Baby,' the musical

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:39 PM CST

Based on the book by Sybille Pearson, Theatre on the Ridge is offering the musical comedy-drama, "Baby.

Theater Review: 'The Full Monty' nets satisfied full house at Chico Cabaret

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:38 PM CST

The Americanized version of the 1997 British film "The Full Monty," opened to a packed audience at Chico Cabaret Jan.

Theater Review: Blue Room's two-character 'John and Jen' resonates with outstanding acting, singing

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:38 PM CST

With a cast of two and a hundred nuances of love, "John and Jen" is the latest rich offering from the Blue Room Theatre.

Tigers overwhelmed: Paradise proves stronger, claims EAL dual triumph

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:17 AM CST

When the action got underway Wednesday night in the Oroville-Paradise dual meet, the actual score of the meet had little bearing, as each match provided a show for the crowd.

Wall Street pulls off stunning comeback

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 05:15 PM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street pulled off a stunning comeback Wednesday, surging higher in late trading and wiping out what looked to be yet another massive decline.

Wall Street whiplash: Stocks plunge, then post big gains

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:20 AM CST

NEW YORK -- It started with another stomach-turning drop at the open, and a loss of more than 300 points by midday.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 12:07 AM 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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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2:05 p.m.: Stocks fall sharply on worries of U.S. recession

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 04:22 PM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — An unusual emergency interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve gave Wall Street a partial rebound today from a precipitous early decline — and perhaps the first steps toward a long-term recovery.

7:45 a.m. &mdash; Early traffic: Ice on ridge, collision on 99

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 10:26 AM CST

Icy conditions have been reported on Nimshew Road at the Skyway, and a non-injury, hit-and-run collision is being investigated on the northbound on-ramp of Highway 99 at East Eight Street.

Actor Heath Ledger found dead in NYC building

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:10 AM CST

NEW YORK -- Heath Ledger, the talented 28-year-old actor who gravitated toward dark, brooding roles that defied his leading-man looks, was found dead Tuesday in a Manhattan apartment, face down at the foot of his bed with prescription sleeping pills

Briefs

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

Teen charged with falsifying break-in WILLOWS — Three Willows police officers and two Glenn County Sheriff's deputies sped to a home on Crestwoood Way Sunday after a girl reported a home invasion robbery.

Butte buzzing with activity again: Student numbers up at community college

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

Tuesday was a busy day at Butte College as students flocked to the main campus as well as satellite campuses in Chico and in Glenn County for the first day of the spring semester.

Buzz Sneak Preview: Two Chico galleries co-host Snow Goose Festival art exhibit

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 12:05 PM CST

This feature will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. If you appreciate local art or wildlife, consider visiting a couple of Chico art galleries to see sculptures of snow geese and paintings of Butte County's natural landscapes.

Community Roundup

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:12 AM CST

The Athletic Horizons Gymnastics Team visited Oroville for the Winter Blast Competition. In level 7 boys competition, Benton Miller won the meet with an all-around of 52.

County close to water sale to south-state district

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Butte County is getting closer to a two-year deal to sell water to Palmdale Water District, northeast of Los Angeles in Southern California.

Daily Planner: January 23

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

Events BERRY CREEK TOWN MEETING: 9 a.m. Berry Creek School. Hosted by Berry Creek Community Association.

Daily Planner: January 24

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

Performances THEATRE ON THE RIDGE: 7:30 p.m. "Baby." 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. Story of three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and funny consequences of this universal experience.

Developer seeks to build business park driveway over Paradise land

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

PARADISE -- The developer of a planned business park wants to work with the town on establishing access to its 20-acre lot off Clark Road.

Fighting champ critical after encounter with Oroville police

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Shawn Bias, a 22-year-old former mixed martial arts titleholder from Oroville, is in critical condition at Oroville Hospital, but improving slightly, following a struggle early Sunday with Oroville police, relatives said.

Glenn's Most Wanted

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Esteban Avila Esquivel The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Esteban Avila Esquivel for domestic battery, violating a court order to prevent domestic violence,

Las Plumas fast behind third gear

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:12 AM CST

The Las Plumas High varsity boys basketball team have had a goal all season to win the third period, Tuesday against Gridley in Butte View League play, the Thunderbirds did just that.

Letter: Burn ban misses mark

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

On Monday, Jan. 14, once again we were being asked not to light fires to heat our homes. Once again well-meaning government intervention is drastically missing the mark.

Letter: Council's spine turns to jello

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

I thought our left-leaning City Council had actually shown some backbone with endorsing the "disorderly events" ordinance.

Letter: Give ordinance a chance

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

The safety of this community is being held hostage to raw politics. The reversal of good judgment Jan.

Letter: Time to set priorities

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

Thank heaven for legislative analyst Elizabeth Hill's statement that, "The (governor's) plan fails to consider whether all state programs should be cut equally," and that budget cuts must be prioritized.

Local Roundup: Pastorino beats buzzer, Durham

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:12 AM CST

After stealing an inbounds pass, Cody Pastorino drove the length of the floor for a game-winning layup at the buzzer to lift the Willows High boys basketball team to a 55-53 Sacramento Valley League North win at Durham on Tuesday night.

Missing Magalia woman found

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 02:16 PM CST

MAGALIA — A missing Magalia woman has been found this morning. The woman was found shortly after 11 a.

Mountain lion from park couldn't be saved

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

A sick 5-month-old mountain lion taken out of lower Bidwell Park on Thursday met with a sad ending. Dr.

Mountain lion kitten dies

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 07:25 PM CST

Attempts to save the sick mountain lion kitten removed from Bidwell Park were unsuccessful. Dr. Pamela Swift, the state Department of Fish and Game veterinarian who was in charge of the animal, said the kitten died early Saturday morning.

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Posted: 22 Jan 2008 07:56 PM CST

Mixed martial-arts fighter in critical condition after altercation with Oroville police; Sick mountain lion kitten taken from Bidwell Park dies; Butte County may send its Lake Oroville water to Palmdale; and more.

Oroville fighting champ critical after struggle with police

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 06:25 PM CST

OROVILLE — A former mixed martial arts titleholder from Oroville is in critical condition at Oroville Hospital, following a struggle early Sunday morning with police.

Republican women seek new members

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

A membership coffee hosted by Chico Republican Women Federated will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Ridge council OKs office furniture purchase

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:11 AM CST

PARADISE -- After years of working on second-hand desks, employees in Paradise's community development and public works departments will be getting an upgrade.

Shots don't fall, but Chico finds a way

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:17 AM CST

Even a defensive purist would have cringed. Chico High girls basketball coach Sal Reyna sure did. "What's that scoreboard say?

Sidelines: Chico Nuts, Suns to hold tryouts

Posted: 23 Jan 2008 03:12 AM CST

Chico American Legion Baseball has announced that tryouts for both the Chico Nuts and the Chico Suns will be on Feb.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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Campus Clips

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

Here are some brief items on happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Janet Turner print competition The seventh biennial Janet Turner Print Competition Exhibit will be on display Jan.

Correction

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

On Saturday's Senior Page, an article on the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute spring welcome and class signups for Jan.

DUSD may be hit with $760,000 budget shortfall

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

DURHAM -- A combination of a sagging state budget and slipping enrollment could see the Durham Unified School District hit with a $760,000 budget shortfall for the 2008-2009 school year.

Daily Planner: January 22

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

Events WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALISTS OPEN HOUSE: 5-7 p.m. 1469 Humboldt Road, Suite 200, Chico, across from Chico Police Department.

Daily Planner: January 23

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

Events BERRY CREEK TOWN MEETING: 9 a.m. Berry Creek School. Hosted by Berry Creek Community Association.

Disabled vehicle, snow cause Magalia Dam slowdown

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

MAGALIA -- Vehicles heading downhill toward Magalia Dam early Monday were backed up about a mile, but snow wasn't the only culprit.

Durham school budget facing tight squeeze

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

DURHAM -- A combination of a sagging state budget and slipping enrollment could see the Durham Unified School District hit with a $760,000 budget shortfall for the 2008-2009 school year.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Goodwin, Warwick each take first in Bidwell three-club tournament

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 12:24 AM CST

Pat Goodwin won the low gross and Craig Warwick won low net in the El Rancho Chico Men's Golf Club "3-Clubs and a Putter" tournament at Bidwell Municipal GC.

Editorial: Listen to ideas on economic growth

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

Going to a daylong or even a half-day conference can be overwhelming after three or four presentations by speakers.

Enloe sued in three surgery deaths

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

Two doctors who worked as temporary anesthesiologists at Enloe Medical Center are named as defendants in malpractice lawsuits filed in the deaths of three patients.

Financial aid night planned for students

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

The counseling department at Pleasant Valley High School will host a financial aid night in the school's library from 6-7:30 p.

InnerView: Boys and Girls Club is huge influence for Pedro Escamilla

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

Pedro Escamilla has literally grown up with the Boys and Girls Club of Chico. When he first visited the club, he was 13.

Japanese firefighters learn rescue techniques in upper park

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

A half-dozen Japanese firefighters — some from big cities like Osaka, others from rural communities — were in upper Bidwell Park Monday learning rescue techniques from local fire officials.

Letter: Be informed before voting

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

OK. Feb. 5 is just weeks away. How are you going to vote? Don't ask me, I don't know. What I do know is: I intend to look up every candidate's Web site, and read their stand on the top three issues I think are important to me.

Letter: Don't encourage growth

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

Frequently we hear the city needs industry to come to town to create jobs and pay taxes. But as industry comes in and people and their relatives move in to work in those industries, our taxes do not go down.

Letter: Gaming measures a bad deal

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

The Indian gaming measures 94, 95, 96 and 97 on our February ballot are an easy "no" for me. The state does need the money, but these are bad deals and more casinos are not the answer to the state's problems.

Letter: Just like the old days

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

Here we go again. Sacramento is in the same state of deficit as when Gray Davis was turned out. Deja vu.

Local TV weatherman heading to Florida

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

Local TV weather forecaster Dave Vanore has accepted a position at "First Coast News" in Jacksonville, Fla.

Locals offer behind-the-scenes perspective for improvement

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

Asked what each county could capitalize on and what could be done better, a panel of representatives of Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties came up with widely varying answers during last week's Tri County Economic Forecast Conference.

Making way for the new

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

Work has started to dismantle the recreation center on Legion Avenue in the midst of the on-campus residence halls at Chico State University.

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Posted: 21 Jan 2008 09:39 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Enloe Medical Center, anesthesiologies face malpractice lawsuits; Old recreation center demolished at Chico State University; and more.

On Foot: Walkers weigh in on their safe places to walk

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:16 PM CST

In September I wrote a column about the quaint neighborhood where Thomas and I live and walk about. For the most part, we feel pretty safe walking in our neighborhood.

Recession ahead? Survey finds consumers pulling back, businesses feeling pain

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:31 PM CST

Economists and politicians can debate all they want about whether the nation is sliding into its first recession in nearly seven years.

Sidelines: PV's Heath gets all-state football nod

Posted: 22 Jan 2008 12:24 AM CST

Pleasant Valley High's Augie Heath was named to the 29th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football team, making the all-state third team as a punter.

Street racers arrested near charity route

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:15 PM CST

WILLOWS -- While working traffic control for Saturday's Motor-icicle Run for Charity, California Highway Patrol officers had their attention diverted to a pair street racing on South Tehama Street.

Street racers arrested near motorcycle charity route

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:31 PM CST

WILLOWS -- While working traffic control for Saturday's Motor-icicle Run for Charity, California Highway Patrol officers had their attention diverted to a pair street racing on South Tehama Street.

UPDATE: Missing Butte Meadows hikers found

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 08:23 PM CST

BUTTE MEADOWS — A man and woman reported missing in the Butte Meadows area this afternoon have been found.

Woman allegedly beat with lumber

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 11:31 PM CST

WILLOWS -- Police are investigating an alleged attack that left a woman injured and a man arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Monday, January 21, 2008

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Accident near Oroville kills one, injures one

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

OROVILLE -- A motorcycle accident east of Oroville Saturday left one dead and another injured after the back tire slid out into oncoming traffic, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

Accident near Oroville kills one, injures one

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

OROVILLE -- A motorcycle accident east of Oroville Saturday left one dead and another injured after the back tire slid out into oncoming traffic, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

Blog Log

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

Bond one step toward school improvements

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

ORLAND -- Passing a school bond would be just one piece in a patchwork of ways to pay for improvements at Orland Unified School District, Superintendent Chris von Kleist said.

Bond one step toward school improvements

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 12:05 AM CST

ORLAND -- Passing a school bond would be just one piece in a patchwork of ways to pay for improvements at Orland Unified School District, Superintendent Chris von Kleist said.

But This is Chico: A civics lesson from the south state

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:47 PM CST

Chico's budget woes remind me of La Mirada, a city I covered more than 30 years ago when I worked at my first newspaper.

But This is Chico: A civics lesson from the south state

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:47 PM CST

Chico's budget woes remind me of La Mirada, a city I covered more than 30 years ago when I worked at my first newspaper.

Butte safety Sims makes commitment to Oklahoma

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:47 PM CST

David Sims enjoyed the breakfast in front of the Pacific Ocean amid a lavish beach setting lined up by San Diego State.

Candlelight walk honors King

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

Drummers led a walk through downtown Chico Sunday evening as nearly 100 candle-holders followed quietly to honor Dr.

Career education lines up for money

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

Just as several generous grants are about to flow into Chico Unified School District coffers, a couple of high school teachers are planning to get the next two.

Daily Planner: January 21

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:47 PM CST

Events MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY COMMEMORATION: 7 p.m. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 5872 Oliver Road, Paradise.

Daily Planner: January 22

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:47 PM CST

Events WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALISTS OPEN HOUSE: 5-7 p.m. 1469 Humboldt Road, Suite 200, Chico, across from Chico Police Department.

Letter: Fix the response mistakes

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:46 PM CST

Well, God (if it is still allowed by the government to use his name in the newspaper) has showed us how frail our world is.

Letter: PG&E criticism unwarranted

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:46 PM CST

We were without power for five days, and driving around I could see what a mess the storm created. I'm amazed at how hard PG&E worked to get things up and running, and thankfully they did.

Letter: Retirees fine in the dark

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:46 PM CST

After the recent storm, the residents of the Feather Canyon Retirement Community in Paradise were without PG&E power for five days.

Letter: Thanks for the help

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:47 PM CST

Like many other Butte County residents, my family experienced a power outage beginning Jan. 4. Several years ago, I purchased a portable generator for just such an event.

News of Our Past

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in year's past: 25 years ago 'Administrators do double duty as teachers' David Monroe, a Chico State administrator, also teaches an accounting course .

Perfect Patriots, improbable Giants headed to Arizona for Super Bowl

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

Perfection for the Patriots or one Giant upset: a Super showdown is set. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will try to complete an unbeaten season Feb.

Perfect Patriots, improbable Giants headed to Arizona for Super Bowl

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 02:13 AM CST

Perfection for the Patriots or one Giant upset: a Super showdown is set. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will try to complete an unbeaten season Feb.

Playgrounds get new life in Orland

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 11:48 PM CST

ORLAND -- Children rushed to the new playground equipment at Mill Street School, eager to try out its colorful parts and jump on its rubberized flooring.

Popular view of Martin Luther King Jr. ignores his complexity

Posted: 21 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

NEW YORK — They are some of the most famous words in American history: "I have a dream ..." And the man who said them has become an icon.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

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'Middle-aged' mall hopes to expand

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

A planned revitalization of the Chico Mall seeks to bring in stores and restaurants new to Chico with a new outdoor expansion.

'Middle-aged' mall hopes to expand

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

A planned revitalization of the Chico Mall seeks to bring in stores and restaurants new to Chico with a new outdoor expansion.

'Motor-icicle' ride raises funds for burn victims

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

ORLAND -- More than 130 motorcycle riders revved their engines and took off for a tour of Glenn County in hopes of raising $5,000 for the second annual Motor-icicle Run for Charity.

About Town and Country Humane Society

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:04 AM CST

The public may visit the shelter to see the animals available for adoption. Town and country Humane Society is at 4111 99 West in Orland.

All About Us: Fondness for swim team goes beyond the water

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:04 AM CST

At the start of the New Year, I was unable to participate in one of my favorite activities. The pool heater at the gym where I swim broke and it took several days to repair.

All About Us: Fondness for swim team goes beyond the water

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:04 AM CST

At the start of the New Year, I was unable to participate in one of my favorite activities. The pool heater at the gym where I swim broke and it took several days to repair.

Butte men, women claim blowout wins over Feather River

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

That hugely disappointing loss for the Butte College men's basketball team at Siskiyous earlier this week hasn't disappeared, but Saturday night it wasn't quite so vivid in the minds of Roadrunners players.

Butte men, women claim blowout wins over Feather River

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:04 AM CST

That hugely disappointing loss for the Butte College men's basketball team at Siskiyous earlier this week hasn't disappeared, but Saturday night it wasn't quite so vivid in the minds of Roadrunners players.

Chico home on Cussick Avenue catches fire

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:38 AM CST

A house caught fire Saturday morning on Cussick Avenue, north of East Avenue. At 10:24 a.m., a fire started near the northwest corner of the two-story house at 2897 Cussick Ave.

Daily Planner: January 20

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

Events MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY COMMEMORATION: 3:30 p.m. Community-building activity in lounge, Trinity United Methodist Church of Chico, 285 E.

Daily Planner: January 21

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

Events MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY COMMEMORATION: 7 p.m. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 5872 Oliver Road, Paradise.

Dave Davies' column: Conference title games easy to pick

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

When the AFC and NFC championship games kick off today in the semifinals of the NFL postseason, it's going to be interesting to see which two teams end up going to the Super Bowl in two weeks.

Editorial: Casino for Mechoopda may not be beneficial

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

The federal government took a step this week toward giving back a bit of the land that was taken from the local Mechoopda tribe roughly 150 years ago, a move almost everyone could support, if it weren't for the fact a dang casino's part of the plan.

Editorial: Hits and misses: Our take on the week in news

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 06:24 PM CST

HIT — Some people may be alarmed that a young cougar was tranquilized in a city park in the middle of town, but we think it's indicative of how fortunate we are.

Fire in Chico home, no injuries

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 04:47 PM CST

Five fire engines roared down Cussick Avenue Saturday morning to a house north of East Avenue that was in flames.

Fire in Chico home, no injuries

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 04:47 PM CST

Five fire engines roared down Cussick Avenue Saturday morning to a house north of East Avenue that was in flames.

Flashbacks from Here and There: Alaska traveler

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

Alaska traveler Dennis Vau Dell, brother of E-R staff writer Terry Vau Dell, kept a detailed, fascinating diary of his wanderings there.

Group forms to reduce childhood obesity

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

OPT for Fit Kids is forming a collaborative for organizations concerned with childhood obesity. A meeting has been set 9-11 a.

Letters: Ban all phones while driving

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

I was bemused to read the recent editorial extolling the putative benefits of California's new prohibition on the use of handset cell phones while driving.

Letters: Customers want specifics

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

PG&E needs to consider a partnership with its customers. I didn't need to hear that they had a massive blackout throughout the state.

Letters: Look beyond the superficial

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

Hillary Clinton's tactics are eerily similar to George Bush's. Both play a certain card to try to manipulate a certain group of people into voting for them.

Letters: Not exactly a pristine site

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

A misrepresentation made at the Jan. 8 Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting on the subject of the M&T gravel mine warrants public correction.

Letters: Protect Chico's trees

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

In a recent column, Steve Brown, writing about Chico's urban forest, said that in 50 years, "I can almost guarantee you that the forest will still be here.

Letters: Simple fix to budget problem

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

Regarding the Jan. 11 editorial, "Politicians snooze in an emergency," California citizens have on their persons and in their sphere of influence the "solution" that will absolutely correct all of our legislative problems that caused the extreme

Letters: What a great idea

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:03 AM CST

So Arnold Schwarzenegger's answer to the state budget deficit is to let thousands of car thieves, forgers, scam artists, drunken drivers and drug dealers out of prison early.

Local Briefs

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

Motorcylist crashes after police chase ORLAND — A motorcycle rider was arrested Friday night following a police chase that started in Orland and went to Tehama County where the rider crashed.

Local Roundup: Wildcats inches short in loss to Sonoma State

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

Down 3 with one last possession to tie, Audriana Spencer's deep buzzer-beating shot wasn't quite deep enough.

Marsh Junior High students earn high marks

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

The following students earned 4.0 grade point averages during the fall semester: Grade seven — Jon Abbott, Kieran Allen, Jacquelyn Amodia, Abigail Austin, Nicholas Balardi, Ryan Barnett, Derek Batt, Dominic Battezzato, Claire Bechard, Mattea

Plane crashes near airport in Willows

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 04:52 PM CST

WILLOWS -- Two men were uninjured after their plane landed upside down about a mile south of the Willows-Glenn County Airport Saturday morning.

Plane crashes near airport in Willows

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 04:52 PM CST

WILLOWS -- Two men were uninjured after their plane landed upside down about a mile south of the Willows-Glenn County Airport Saturday morning.

Spotlight: End is in sight -- Lengthy debate over gravel mine nearly over

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:04 AM CST

What may be the most debated, discussed, studied, reviewed, decried and extolled project in Butte County history could be days from a final conclusion.

Teachers union official asks for assemblyman's help

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

WILLOWS — A fiscal crisis facing Willows Unified and other Glenn County school districts totaling $1.

Teachers union official asks for assemblyman's help

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

WILLOWS — A fiscal crisis facing Willows Unified and other Glenn County school districts totaling $1.

The final piece?

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

The final currently planned addition to the new City Plaza was placed earlier this month. "Fred and Ginger," by local artists Owen Gabbert and Peter Piatt, are two seven-foot tapered copper and wood sculptures that flank the tree located in the

Videomaker's York helping third-world classes

Posted: 20 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

Local entrepreneur Matt York is blunt about the first part of his career. "I've been helping wealthy Westerners entertain themselves with consumer electronics.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

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Bouncer chases down alleged graffiti vandal

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

Chris Dow said he literally grew up in downtown Chico, and takes it somewhat personally when people don't respect its unique charm.

Butte, Glenn, Tehama jobless rate up

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:13 AM CST

The state Employment Development Department released December employment figures Friday showing more jobless residents in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties.

Butte, Glenn, Tehama jobless rate up

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

The state Employment Development Department released December employment figures Friday showing more jobless residents in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties.

Climber hurt in upper park fall

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

A Chico man rock climbing alone in upper Bidwell Park Friday morning was injured and required rescue when he fell from an outcropping known as monkey face.

Cohasset residents, officials review storm concerns

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

COHASSET -- Public safety spokespeople descended on this small foothill community Thursday evening to listen and respond to residents' concerns about the aftermath of the Jan.

Corrections

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

In Friday's Enterprise-Record story about Glenn County special education, the correct date by which districts have to know staff changes is March 15.

Daily Planner: Jan. 20

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

Performances BIRDCAGE THEATRE: 2 p.m. "A Tribute to Love: Three One-Act Plays," 1740 Bird St., Oroville.

Daily Planner: January 19

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

Events CHICO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Drawing 11 a.m. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Early traffic: All quiet, canines having trouble

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 10:29 AM CST

While traffic appears to be flowing smoothly in general, it has been a bad morning for canine creatures today in Butte and Glenn counties.

Economy is too robust for it to be a recession

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

Money and financial market watchers were reluctant to say the "R" word during Thursday's Tri County Economic Forecast Conference.

Enterprise zone information available

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

The meeting is from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Checkers, 109 Table Mountain Blvd. There is no cost. Designed for business owners, accountants and tax preparers, the meeting will focus on the state income tax benefit of the redesignated zone.

Fireplace smoke advisory issued

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 03:22 PM CST

Butte County pollution control officials have issued an advisory that poor air quality is expected, and are asking residents to refrain from using fireplaces and woodstoves tonight.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

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

Glenn officials report whopping ag loss

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:13 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County officials reported the latest total losses calculated from the Jan. 4 storm, with damage to agriculture in the tens of millions and damage to property at nearly $195,000.

Glenn officials report whopping ag loss

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County officials reported the latest total losses calculated from the Jan. 4 storm, with damage to agriculture in the tens of millions and damage to property at nearly $195,000.

Hiker hurt in upper park fall

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 04:10 PM CST

A Chico man rock climbing in upper Bidwell Park this morning was injured and required rescue when he fell from an outcropping known as "Monkey Face.

Hiker hurt in upper park fall

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 04:10 PM CST

A Chico man rock climbing in upper Bidwell Park this morning was injured and required rescue when he fell from an outcropping known as "Monkey Face.

Housing: still a gloomy picture

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

Not one, but two professionals who study the economy had little good to say about the course of the north state housing market.

In Session: Tips to help with confusing Medicare Part D

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

Now that the deadline for signing up for drug prescription plans has passed, attention will focus on the many drawbacks people will encounter in their new plans.

Junior high kids practice to make perfect concert

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Junior high school band and choir kids from across Northern California practiced for nearly 12 hours Friday to give Chico a free concert today.

King to be honored Sunday, Monday

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Events honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are planned Sunday in Chico, and Monday in Paradise. Trinity United Methodist Church on 285 E.

Learning by acting like an Egyptian

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Sometimes the best learning involves pretending you were there. Sixth-grade teachers Joan McCormick, Laurie DeBock and Dave Murgia encouraged a lot of pretending and took on a few roles themselves in teaching their classes about ancient Egypt.

Letter: Prosecute teen as minor

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

District Attorney Mike Ramsey said Monday, Oct. 2, he elected to prosecute teenager Gregory Wright as an adult "because of the seriousness of the allegations and Wright's juvenile record in Oklahoma.

Letter: Relax and enjoy the peace

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

What has gone wrong with society? It seems as if we have just gotten too pampered and spoiled. We have all these great gadgets and goodies to make our lives so comfortable, and we cannot live without them.

Letter: Tax increase the wrong tactic

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

Chico's budget problem is of its own making. Much as we value public service workers, especially emergency workers, the same market discipline in setting pay and benefits should apply as in the private sector.

Letter: Wal-Mart good for north

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

Mark Lester should do his homework before saying the Wal-Mart will hurt his neighborhood. Check out the neighborhoods around the 20th Street mall.

Local Roundup: Chico State women cruise to beat Humboldt State

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

A 15-point run before halftime and another stout defensive effort fueled the sixth straight win for the No.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 07:57 PM CST

Hamilton school unification approved WILLOWS — Glenn County's superintendent of schools announced the state Department of Education has approved the petition to unify Hamilton City Schools.

Local briefs

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Propositions forum on Tuesday Chico A forum to explain the issues of Propositions 91 through 97 will be held Tuesday by the League of Women Voters at Chico City Council Chambers, 421 Main St.

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Posted: 18 Jan 2008 07:49 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Young mountain lion fighting for her life after park capture; Storm response discussed in Cohasset; Crews aid man who fell from Monkey Face in Bidwell Park; and more.

OLLI plans welcome, class sign-ups

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

People ages 60 and older can sign up for university classes in a variety of subjects, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Chico Family Masonic Center, 1110 W.

Orland man gets long sentence for attempted manslaughter

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

WILLOWS -- An Orland man who admitted shooting one of his employees May 8 in a dispute over wages has been sentenced to 18 years, 6 months in state prison for attempted voluntary manslaughter.

Orland man gets long sentence for attempted manslaughter

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS -- An Orland man who admitted shooting one of his employees May 8 in a dispute over wages has been sentenced to 18 years, 6 months in state prison for attempted voluntary manslaughter.

Oroville bounces back from loss to defeat Paradise

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

It wasn't pretty. It wasn't fancy. But it was a win for the Oroville High's boys basketball team Friday night over visiting Paradise, 56-43.

Paradise reports recent storm dealt $893,694 blow

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

PARADISE -- Paradise officials estimate the strong winter storm on Jan. 4 cost the community $893,694.

Paradise reports recent storm dealt $893,694 blow

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

PARADISE -- Paradise officials estimate the strong winter storm on Jan. 4 cost the community $893,694.

Prognosis poor for sick mountain lion kitten

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

A happy ending remains uncertain for a sick mountain lion kitten removed from lower Bidwell Park. Henry Lomeli, a biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game, said the 20-pound kitten taken out of the park Thursday was starving,

Religious Briefs

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Legal services at Shalom Free Clinic Representatives from Legal Services of Northern California will be at the Shalom Free Clinic every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.

Senior Planner

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: Chico Bigfoot play this afternoon

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

The Chico Bigfoot start their four-game homestand today at 2:30 p.m. against AIS Sacramento. The Bigfoot (1-4) look to improve with the signing last week of former Chico Rooks standouts Ramiro Piceno and Ryan Grange.

Steve Carson's "Outdoors" column: ISE Show at Cal Expo is a treat for anglers and hunters

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 05:25 PM CST

The International Sportsmen's Exposition Show is in full swing at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento.

Vikings hold off Panthers to win big matchup

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:14 AM CST

A basket may be a basket, but when buckets come at certain important moments of the game, they have more significance than others.

Weekly events and outings new at 50+ program

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 02:12 AM CST

Chico Area Recreation District's 50+ Program provided the setting at Community Center. The Terraces Senior Living brought the soup, bread and dessert for lunch.

Friday, January 18, 2008

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Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Crystal Star Ward The Chico Police Department is seeking information on Crystal Star Ward for a warrant charging her with false personation, petty theft and failing to

Champion Christian students named to honor roll

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

The following Champion Christian School students earned honor roll grades during the fall semester: Grade seven — Jordon Marko and Kelsey Zimmer Grade eight — Jordann Abernathy, Tyler Marr, Sarah Rolls, Lianna Jordan, Erin Koslofsky,

Chico Unified School District looking for ways to reduce expenses

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

In the midst of a worsening budget situation, Chico Unified School District has been gathering suggestions and looking at myriad ways to reduce expenses districtwide.

Chico Unified School District looking for ways to reduce expenses

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

In the midst of a worsening budget situation, Chico Unified School District has been gathering suggestions and looking at myriad ways to reduce expenses districtwide.

Chico population falling

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

While everyone is aware of the damage the electrical grid suffered during the wind and rain storm of Jan.

DAILY PLANNER: JAN. 18

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

Events FASHION SHOW, MUSIC: 7 p.m. 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, Chico. Restored Clothing Company, new business celebrates start with public.

Ease, cost raising snowshoeing's popularity

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Snowshoeing is one of those outdoor sports that doesn't gel with many excuses. Those who say that it's too hard to learn can easily be rebutted, and those who complain about the costs would likely finish their day with about as much cash as they

Editorial: Don't fall for it: Vote no on 93

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

Proposition 93 is a sham. Voters mandated term limits in 1990 because they were tired of excesses by career legislators.

Glenn County's schools chief gets $20,000 raise

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County's superintendent of schools got a raise totaling more than $20,000 in a 3-2 decision voted Wednesday by the County board of education.

Glenn County's schools chief gets $20,000 raise

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County's superintendent of schools got a raise totaling more than $20,000 in a 3-2 decision voted Wednesday by the County board of education.

Glenn special education cuts will require staff reductions

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

ORLAND -- Providers of special education in Glenn County are poised to make a potential reduction in staff to reduce excess costs totaling $1.

Hamilton schools move closer to unification

Posted: 17 Jan 2008 09:15 PM CST

WILLOWS — The state Department of Education has approved the petition to unify Hamilton City Schools.

High school gunman sentenced to 22 years

Posted: 17 Jan 2008 02:35 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Las Plumas High School student Gregory Dean Wright, 17, on Thursday drew the maximum term of slightly more than 22 years in prison for taking more than two dozen classmates hostage at gunpoint last fall.

Letter: An odd way to spend money

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

Does anybody besides myself thinks it's a little funny that one minute on the news they say how the governor is going to cut programs so he can save money and the next story is how the city of Chico spent $30,000 on a couple of statues called Fred

Letter: PG&E vanishes in a storm

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

For the last five years, since declaring bankruptcy due to risky deals, PG&E has steadily increased rates while decreasing service.

Letter: Resignation a good start

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

Finally, the headline Northern California has been waiting for: Our corrupt congressman, John Doolittle, has decided the charges against him are too great a burden to bear and will not seek re-election.

Letter: Take power from politicians

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

Evidently our state leaders are unable to resolve budget issues. Why not put the budget to a popular vote?

Letter: We're better than that

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

In a recent letter reader Gary Foster wrote in support of Congressman Wally Herger's support of the practice of waterboarding terror suspects.

Local Roundup: Ruscillo, Paradise best Oroville

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

The Paradise High girls basketball team opened up a close game in the third quarter, riding a game-high 15 points from Chelsey Ruscillo to defeat visiting Oroville 56-46 Thursday night in Paradise.

Mother vows to appeal son's plea bargain

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:39 AM CST

OROVILLE -- The mother of a 17-year-old Las Plumas High School student, sentenced to more than 20 years in prison Thursday for taking several classmates hostage at gunpoint, vowed to try to get the case overturned on appeal.

Mountain lion removed from Bidwell Park

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:39 AM CST

State wildlife officials tranquilized a young mountain lion Thursday in lower Bidwell Park, and hauled it away to Fish and Game Department headquaters in Rancho Cordova.

Mountain lion tranquilized in lower Bidwell Park

Posted: 17 Jan 2008 05:21 PM CST

State wildlife officials tranquilized a young mountain lion today in lower Bidwell Park, and hauled it away to a wildlife area near Rancho Cordova.

New estimate shows ag hit hard by storm

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:39 AM CST

OROVILLE — Estimates of crop losses in Butte County due to the Jan. 4 storm have jumped to $69 million.

Officers arrest driver in high-speed chase

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

ORLAND — A woman allegedly ran a stop sign near Tehama County line late Wednesday night, failed to stop for Glenn County sheriff's deputies, and then forced the officers to drive over 100 mph to keep up with her.

PV propelled by win, caution

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Even after his team blasted its crosstown rival on the road, Pleasant Valley High coach Bob Paddock said his girls' 60-37 thrashing of the Chico basketball team meant nothing.

Police report

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: Residential Burglaries Jan.

Richvale woman killed while walking on Midway

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:40 AM CST

RICHVALE -- A Richvale woman was hit by a pickup and killed while walking on the Midway south of Richvale Highway shortly before 7 a.

Saving rural America: Author offers suggestion for growing areas

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:39 AM CST

Jack Schultz didn't expect there were many 10-year-olds in the audience on Thursday morning, but he did ask them to stand up anyway.

Sidelines: Outlaws hire new hitting coach

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

With the Chico Outlaws player roster already featuring several new names, the team's field staff also added a newcomer Wednesday with the announcement that Chris Corso has been hired as hitting coach for the upcoming 2008 season.

Sow There! Roses may still look pretty, but they need to be pruned anyway

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

When it comes to the timing of pruning roses, there are different opinions. Unlike some things such as paying credit card bills, putting the garbage to the curb or filing a story on time, there are no lasting repercussions from pruning your roses a

Sow There! Roses may still look pretty, but they need to be pruned anyway

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 12:38 AM CST

When it comes to the timing of pruning roses, there are different opinions. Unlike some things such as paying credit card bills, putting the garbage to the curb or filing a story on time, there are no lasting repercussions from pruning your roses a

Statewide cuts will tighten county's budget belt

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Even after the news surrounding the governor's recently released budget proposal, Butte County's chief administrative officer says there will be challenges, but it is too early to panic.

Statewide cuts will tighten county's budget belt

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Even after the news surrounding the governor's recently released budget proposal, Butte County's chief administrative officer says there will be challenges, but it is too early to panic.

UPDATE: Richvale woman killed while walking on Midway

Posted: 17 Jan 2008 03:37 PM CST

RICHVALE — A woman walking on Midway just south of Richvale Highway was struck and killed by a pickup truck at 6:59 a.

UPDATE: Richvale woman killed while walking on Midway

Posted: 17 Jan 2008 03:37 PM CST

RICHVALE — A woman walking on Midway just south of Richvale Highway was struck and killed by a pickup truck at 6:59 a.

Wildcat softball introduces five new recruits

Posted: 18 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

A Chico State press release Thursday announced that head softball coach Jamie Brown recently declared that five high school seniors have committed to play at Chico State next season.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Disorderly events' ordinance resurfaces

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Only shortly after it had a chance to become law, the new "disorderly events" ordinance will get a revamp.

Amid the animals

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

Ron Marrone of Paradise takes advantage of clear skies by strolling in lower Bidwell Park on Tuesday.

Artist promotes clean air

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

Dale Anderson rides his bicycle to school most days and he used art to encourage other students to do so, too, earning a contest on the way.

Artist promotes clean air

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

Dale Anderson rides his bicycle to school most days and he used art to encourage other students to do so, too, earning a contest on the way.

Assembly panel endorses resolution to support Hmong refugees

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- A resolution sought by an Oroville couple to support stricken Hmong refugees in Laos was unanimously endorsed by a state Assembly committee Tuesday.

Assembly panel endorses resolution to support Hmong refugees

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:19 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- A resolution sought by an Oroville couple to support stricken Hmong refugees in Laos was unanimously endorsed by a state Assembly committee Tuesday.

Assembly panel endorses resolution to support Hmong refugees

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- A resolution sought by an Oroville couple to support stricken Hmong refugees in Laos was unanimously endorsed by a state Assembly committee Tuesday.

Assembly panel endorses resolution to support Hmong refugees

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- A resolution sought by an Oroville couple to support stricken Hmong refugees in Laos was unanimously endorsed by a state Assembly committee Tuesday.

Cellmate's in-house fracas ups ante on previous sentencing

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Already facing a prison term for wounding a Butte County sheriff's deputy with his own gun, Edward Peter Ferreira, 26, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on a new jail assault charge.

Cellmate's in-house fracas ups ante on previous sentencing

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:19 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Already facing a prison term for wounding a Butte County sheriff's deputy with his own gun, Edward Peter Ferreira, 26, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on a new jail assault charge.

Community Roundup: Marsh eighth-graders get pair of wins

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

The Marsh eighth-grade green team beat Oroville 50-32. Rollin Doung scored 14 points with seven rebounds and Derrick Booth scored 12 points with eight rebounds.

Daily Planner: January 16

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:10 AM CST

Events NORTH VALLEY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-noon. Pillsbury Road. 893-3276. Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.

Durham trustees will get look at emergency communication system

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

The system called Connect-Ed, is produced by the NTI Group of Sherman Oaks. It allows school administrators to pre-record messages, even in various languages, and then have those messages distributed by phone to designated phone numbers.

Editorial: Change of heart looks suspicious

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:10 AM CST

A duplicitous, self-serving proposition has picked up a duplicitous, self-serving endorsement. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was swept into office with a promise to be a political outsider, a reformer.

Glenn County

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Jaime Garcia-Armenta The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jaime Garcia-Armenta for felony possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a

Glenn health official proposes charging for rehab

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Treatment for alcohol or drug rehabilitation may soon cost participating Glenn County citizens if the Board of Supervisors approves a set of fees proposed Tuesday.

Heightened alert

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

All those towering trees along Interstate 5 and the various highways traveled on road trips are no longer the only tall aspects of the Golden Valley Conference men's basketball scene.

Heightened alert: Post players daunting in size hover over GVC

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

All those towering trees along Interstate 5 and the various highways traveled on road trips are no longer the only tall aspects of the Golden Valley Conference men's basketball scene.

Letter: Eliminate the penalty

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:10 AM CST

I just read Neil Potts' letter regarding the fact that Wally Herger does not support the repeal of the windfall elimination provision.

Letter: High schoolers quick to help

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:10 AM CST

I want to thank the large group of high schoolers from Bidwell Presbyterian Church who came to our neighborhood on Saturday, Jan.

Letter: Look beyond race

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:10 AM CST

George Will on Dec. 30 described a book by Shelby Steele in which Steele wrote, "(Barack) Obama ... embodies the idea that race can be 'a negligible human difference.

Letter: Preserve what's left of Chico

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:10 AM CST

We hear how the Planning Commission is made up of no-growthers who somehow divert development. I wish that was the case, but try to recall the last big development that was denied.

Local Briefs

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

Aanestad won't seek Doolittle's seat SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, will not seek the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District in the wake of John Doolittle's announced retirement.

Local Roundup: Trojan trio scores big in shutout of Gridley

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Eduardo Diaz scored in the third minute on an assist from Omar Mendoza, Heladio Punzo scored in the 28th minute on a pass from Luis Alvarado and Mendoza finished off the scoring a minute later for the Orland High boys soccer team in its 3-0 Butte

Marysville postmark back to local mail

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

A Marysville postmark will be returning to locally mailed letters soon, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Missing woman found dead near home

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

COHASSET -- The search for a missing Cohasset woman ended about noon Tuesday with the discovery of her body just 300 yards from her residence on Maple Creek Ranch Road, west of Cohasset Road.

New note for ridge music program

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

PARADISE -- Next week, the music program at Paradise Unified School District will play to a new student population -- second- and third-graders.

New note for ridge music program

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

PARADISE -- Next week, the music program at Paradise Unified School District will play to a new student population -- second- and third-graders.

New set of public salary figures available

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:18 AM CST

The salaries of employees of four more local public agencies are available today on the Enterprise-Record's Web site.

Sidelines: Richardson CCAA Player of Week

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Chico State wing Melissa Richardson has been named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan.

Six is enough for Champion to thump Cougars

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

The Champion Christian boys basketball team isn't what it was just a month ago. Now that the young man who led the team in rebounding and scoring is no longer on the roster, and another top player is injured, the Mustangs are taking on the North

Thunderbirds show confidence on way to Wheatland win

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

Coming into this Butte View League contest, the Las Plumas High girls basketball team was concerned with playing its game.

UC Davis launches new olive oil center

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:10 AM CST

DAVIS — Hoping to do for olives and olive oil what it has done for grapes and wine, the UC Davis has launched the first university-based olive research and education center in North America.

Vikings keep EAL hold with rout of Enterprise

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 02:15 AM CST

A year ago today, Pleasant Valley guard Courtney Bobinger still remembers the long trip home from Redding after the Enterprise girls basketball team handed the Vikings their first Eastern Athletic League loss, and for good reason — it was

Young man attacked by tiger pleaded for help on 9-1-1

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 12:19 AM CST

SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the men mauled in a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo pleaded for help from a 911 dispatcher and asked why it was taking so long to get it, according to a recording of the call released Tuesday.

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