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Friday, February 29, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Aggressive goose detained by police

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 03:41 PM CST

A Canada goose that police said went after a dog and refused to let the canine's owner out of her Newport Drive home was taken into custody about 8:15 a.

Butte County ordered to report "super staph" infections

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

Late last year, Dr. Mark Lundberg, Butte County's health officer, said the county might start keeping statistics on cases of MRSA, a type of drug-resistant staph infection.

Butte County ordered to report 'super staph' infections

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

Late last year, Dr. Mark Lundberg, Butte County's health officer, said the county might start keeping statistics on cases of MRSA, a type of drug-resistant staph infection.

Butte's most wanted for Feb. 29

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Jesus Rodriguez The Chico Police Department is seeking information on Jesus Rodriguez for a felony warrant charging him with child molestation.

CUSD board to start checking student attendance figures every month

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

Chico Unified School District has always tracked exactly how many students make it to school every day.

Chico ex-porn producer's 'Nightline' appearance moved back

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 03:01 PM CST

Due to a scheduling change, the airing of a debate featuring former Chico porn producer Donny Pauling has been rescheduled for 11:30 p.

Daily Planner: February 29

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

Events "WOVEN HARMONY": Noon. Enloe Conference Center, 1531 The Esplanade, Chico. Classical guitarist Robert Bluestone and textile artist Rebecca Bluestone host an open workshop, "State of Grace.

Editorial: Outlook reveals optimistic views

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

The outlook is positive. Look at today's Outlook edition in the Enterprise-Record and it's a far cry from the doom and gloom heard nationwide about the economy.

Emmy Award-winning speaker talks about importance of environmental stewardship

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

The path to sustainability comes one step at a time, said David Chameides, environmentalist, worm cultivator and personal garbage collector.

Explosion rocks Illinois mall; at least 6 taken to hospitals

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 03:14 PM CST

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A large explosion has blown the top off a shopping plaza in Waukegan, Ill.

Gas line punctured

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

Chico firefighter Carlos Munoz hoses off the site of a natural gas line puncture outside Whitney Hall at Chico State University Thursday.

Jail bird: Ferocious goose terrorizes north Chico street

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

Police were needed Thursday to restrain a peckish Canada goose that was attacking residents in a north Chico neighborhood near The Esplanade.

Letter: Encourage entrepreneurs

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

The downturn in the real estate market, shakeup of the mortgage lending industry, and mounting budget deficits at all levels of government call for renewed discourse about economic development.

Letter: Heroes in crisis overlooked

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

In our efforts to see justice take place in the Greg Wright supposed gunman case we have completely overlooked the real heroes of this event — the girls who stayed with Greg in the band room and prevented him from committing suicide, prevented

Letter: Strong sentence warranted

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

I am writing this letter in regards to Jim Adams and the rest of the letter-writing campaign regarding Greg Wright and his sentence.

Local Roundup: Trojans top Honkers in area nonleague boys tennis showdown

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 02:32 AM CST

The Orland High boys tennis team pushed its record to 2-0 on the young season with 6-3 home win over Willows on Thursday afternoon.

Marysville softballers jump on Oroville early, take win

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 02:32 AM CST

Oroville's varsity softball team stumbled at the start and wasn't able to overcome an early Marysville lead Thursday.

Police report for Feb. 29

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Feb.

Police say shooting is gang related

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:38 AM CST

A shooting outside an east Chico apartment complex Wednesday afternoon is gang related, police announced.

Restrepo off to colorful start as Chico State soccer coach

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 02:32 AM CST

It wasn't long until newly appointed Chico State men's soccer coach Felipe Restrepo had to be held accountable for his roots as a rival UC Davis Aggie.

School gunman's writ seeking new trial denied

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A judge has denied a writ challenging the conviction of an armed Las Plumas High School student, whose actions caused a lockdown of the campus last fall.

Southwest Chico residents feel rushed about picking priorities for plan

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

With neighbors feeling rushed and raising concerns, the city will downshift how fast it moves ahead with the southwest Chico neighborhood plan.

Sow There: Got a milk container? Start a garden

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

So far, so good. Five "bloody butcher" tomato seedlings have decided to grow in my windowsill. I say "decide" because some seeds decided not to grow and I have decided not to hold a grudge.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Meeting in Santa Rosa will discuss future of 2008 salmon season

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 02:32 AM CST

Numerous local anglers were left scratching their heads after last year's dismal salmon fishing results in the Sacramento and Feather Rivers.

The right combination

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 04:57 AM CST

Effectively getting a group of college-aged female students to stay on course and succeed through a four-month commitment to a basketball season isn't rocket science.

They looked real

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

Chico police responded to a home invasion Thursday in which suspects reportedly had real guns. But when officers arrived at the scene along an alley between East Eighth and Ninth streets near Alder Street, they found the suspects armed with toy air

Town manager says community ready to tackle challenges

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 12:37 AM CST

PARADISE -- Although Paradise is seeing signs of the struggling economy, Town Manager Chuck Rough said the town is in good shape to tackle challenges.

Whitman set to leave Outlaws

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 04:59 AM CST

This offseason's transition theme for the Outlaws continues today when general manager Becca Whitman will officially step down after three years with the team.

Wildcat women bestowed CCAA title

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 02:32 AM CST

A knee-high ankle brace, street clothes and a hobble couldn't stop Renee Goldoff from joining her Chico State teammates in flooding the court at the final buzzer.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

2008 Dream Home goes up in north Chico

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

You might win a $400,000 home in Chico for the cost of a $100 ticket. That's the premise for the 2008 St.

Biblio File Book Review: A history of Orland told in vintage photographs

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

The picture on a new book's cover, taken in 1947, shows Orland volunteers collecting clothing for overseas relief.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 28, 2008

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 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 and Entertainment Briefs: Feb. 28, 2008

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

Blue Room casting for 'Flaming Guns' Sunday, Monday Auditions for Blue Room Theatre's upcoming production of "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" will take place at 6 p.

Buzz Editor's Column: Only Michael Franti can 'Yell Fire!' in a crowded theater

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:42 PM CST

Michael Franti and his band, Spearhead, are known for uniquely fusing reggae, hip-hop, folk and rock, and they've been popular on the touring circuit for years.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 28-March 5, 2008

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

Thursday, Feb. 28 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by Tera Melos, Them Hills, Worker Bee, The Secret Stolen.

Chico State names new men's soccer coach

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

The Chico State men's soccer team announced Felipe Restrepo as its new coach Wednesday afternoon. Restrepo, the head assistant coach at UC Davis for the past seven years, takes over for Mike O'Malley, who resigned following the Wildcats' 8-12

Chico bus stops vandalized

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

At least seven bus stops on East and West East avenues have had their glass panels shattered since Tuesday, said Jim Peplow, a spokesman with B-Line Butte Regional Transit.

Chico rapist gets six years

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A convicted rapist was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday, despite the victim and the victim's mother asking for a longer term.

Correction

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

A story in Wednesday's sports section about the Chico High girls basketball team incorrectly stated that the Panthers were the No.

Daily Planner: February 28

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Shel's Shorts." 139 W. First St., Chico. Adults-only gathering of wicked, witty scenes written by Shel Silverstein, author of "The Giving Tree" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Daily Planner: February 29

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:14 AM CST

Events "WOVEN HARMONY": Noon. Enloe Conference Center, 1531 The Esplanade, Chico. Classical guitarist Robert Bluestone and textile artist Rebecca Bluestone host an open workshop, "State of Grace.

Early traffic: Everything looking smooth

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 09:37 AM CST

While things can change in an instant, as of 7:30 a.m. today there were no significant problems reported on area roadways.

Editorial: Fighting fires only half the job

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

In professional sports there's such a thing as a "player's coach." That is, athletes love playing for him or her.

Greendance Film Fest: Art, movies, workshops to inspire a healthy planet

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

The image of one person impacting the environment by single-handedly planting trees is an archetype. Think Johnny Appleseed: While woodsmen bragged they were "letting some light into the primeval American forests," Johnny planted apple trees in the

He Said, She Said Movie Review: Academy Awards show predictable but fun

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:42 PM CST

An analysis of Sunday's Oscars ceremony. MICHELLE: The first thing I have to say about this week's Oscars was it would have been the first time I got a large number of my predictions right.

Honkers swipe semifinal stunner from Braves

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — That term "stealing a victory" has long been among the most overused in sports history.

Human Resources Commission struggles to keep itself alive

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

A city commission that several top Chico officials wanted to kill off is trying to revive itself. Although city staff, two city councilors and members of the commission thought the time had come to end the city's Human Resources Commission, the

Judge sentences rapist to six years

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A convicted rapist was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday, despite the victim and the victim's mother asking for a longer term.

Letters: Hogs keep getting fatter

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Saturday's "Hits and misses" made note of the recent appointments by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger just prior to the states hiring and spending freeze at a cost of $5 million a year for the taxpayers.

Letters: Letter underhanded

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Thank you Chico Unified School District administrators, teachers and staff. I especially thank our teachers and instructional aides that work in special education with our special-needs kids.

Letters: Make citizens learn English

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

I sat and watched Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama debate each other on CNN this week. Clinton made the statement she voted against English as our official language.

Letters: Stand up for morality

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Letters have been pouring in gladly saying no to another Wal-Mart. The paper clearly is for an expansion of the south Chico store based on the editorial last week.

Letters: Young servers impressive

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

This past weekend I attended a dinner at the Chico Veterans Hall, sponsored by VFW Post 1555 and Auxiliary.

Local Roundup: PV falls to Shasta in semis

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

One thing's for sure in the Northern Section CIF Division II boys playoffs: Pleasant Valley High won't repeat as section champion.

Low student funding outrages local people

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

People gathered in front of Chico High School Wednesday afternoon to talk about how upset they are at the governor.

Man charged with false claims of military medals

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

OROVILLE -- An Oroville man has been charged by the U.S. attorney with making false claims to have earned prestigious military medals during the Vietnam War.

Museum will host talks, workshop next week

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Chico State University's Museum of Anthropology has two lectures and a workshop planned during the first week of March.

Music Brief: Performance rock from Tel Aviv at the Crux

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

Chico's Crux Artist Collective, 1421 Park Ave., typically draws good crowds at its varied shows and it will likely be no different tonight when Monotonix, a gnarly, hard-rocking Israeli trio of performance artists settles in.

Music Brief: Rigney brings cajun band Flambeau to Gold Country Casino

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

I guess it doesn't matter that Mardi Gras' Fat Tuesday was actually Feb. 5 this year in New Orleans. It's always fun to get into the cajun culture, either musically or gastronomically and Gold Country Casino will offer both Friday night.

Music Feature: Marquesa Versola possesses all the tools for a promising career

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:41 PM CST

Marquesa Versola drives around Chico with a recorder in her passenger seat, singing out loud. She focuses on the road but allows her subconscious thoughts to turn into lyrics and melodies.

Music Preview: Ladysmith Black Mambazo to fill Laxson with peace, love, harmony

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Internationally acclaimed a cappella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, returns to Chico Friday for a show sure to stir the soul.

North State Voices: Missed meeting haunts a tale of two brothers

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

The year was 1941. The Great Depression was over. On the world stage the German army had overrun most of Europe and Japan hoped to conquer Asia.

Police arrest two men who may have impersonated officers

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

Police arrested two men in upper Bidwell Park early Tuesday morning after getting at least one report that they were attempting to pull over motorists in east Chico using a flashing red light and megaphone.

Police nab suspected bank robber yards from heist

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

An alert employee at US Bank on East Second Street helped ensure police would make an immediate arrest of a bank robbery suspect Wednesday.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Brown ready for state

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Corning High junior Kodie Brown will be on the road all day today on a drive to Bakersfield. That's what being one of the state's best wrestlers gets you.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Drews wants to cap off career with section title

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Emily Drews has been called all-section, she's been called captain and she's been called countless other things to describe her athletic prowess for Pleasant Valley High.

Public welcomed tonight at Orland General Plan workshop

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

ORLAND -- Land use and the General Plan update map will be the main topics of discussion tonight at a workshop planned to begin at 6 p.

Road of remembrance

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Bicyclists roll down a newly completed asphalt pathway stretching from 20th Street to Honey Run Road Tuesday afternoon.

Scholastic funding concerns voiced at rally

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

People gathered in front of Chico High School Wednesday afternoon to talk about how upset they are at the governor.

School Time

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

Honors Butte County's two highest scoring Academic Decathlon students, Rachel Crosby from Paradise High School, and Brita Lundberg from Pleasant Valley High School, have been invited to attend a state dinner with the governor March 11.

Several East Avenue bus stops vandalized

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

At least seven bus stops on East and West East avenues have had their glass panels shattered since Tuesday, said Jim Peplow, a spokesman with B-Line Butte Regional Transit.

Shots fired in east Chico; four detained at school

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:08 AM CST

Chico police detained four males, possibly juveniles, on the grounds of Marsh Junior High School at about 3:30 p.

Shots fired in east Chico; men detained at school

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 08:28 PM CST

Chico police detained four men on the grounds of Marsh Junior High School at about 3:30 p.m. today in connection with a shooting outside a nearby apartment complex.

Sunrise Rotary giving away 1,200 dictionaries this week

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 AM CST

Chico Sunrise Rotary Club calls it a Gift of Words. Chico third graders call it a free dictionary. Starting Friday and continuing this week, members of Sunrise Rotary are visiting schools in Chico Unified School District along with other Chico

Suspected bank robber caught

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 06:20 PM CST

An alert employee at US Bank on East Second Street called police to report a possible robbery in progress about 2:30 p.

The Nosebleed Section: Kids need some help, not just jocks

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:35 AM CST

My beat is devoted to covering the north state's fine prep athletes, the kids who keep their grades high enough to be eligible and the ones who have become good enough at a sport to make the team and prosper.

Theater Review: Blue Room's night of Silverstein overly ambitious

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:42 PM CST

"Shel's Shorts," currently running at the Blue Room Theatre, is an adult-themed production of 11 short Shel Silverstein works, both mundane and farfetched.

Theater Review: No sour notes in Birdcage's 'Once More, With Feeling'

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 03:43 PM CST

OROVILLE — Victor Fabian is a perfectionist — temperamental, an egotist and a man one could love to hate.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:13 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.

Wildcats tab Restrepo as new men's soccer coach

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 06:23 PM CST

The Chico State men's soccer team announced Felipe Restrepo as its new coach Wednesday afternoon. Restrepo, the head assistant coach at UC Davis, takes over for Mike O'Malley, who resigned following the Wildcats' 8-12 season, his 12th at Chico State.

Willows council extends permit for Wal-Mart superstore

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Nearly two years after getting approval from Willows City Council to build a Wal-Mart superstore and fuel station next to the existing building off Highway 162, the company has asked for an extension in its conditional use permit.

Willows council extends permit for Wal-Mart superstore's construction

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 02:36 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Nearly two years after getting approval from Willows City Council to build a Wal-Mart superstore and fuel station next to the existing building off Highway 162, the company has asked for an extension in its conditional use permit.

Willows policewoman named Officer of the Year

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

WILLOWS -- In an event the mayor of Willows said is too few and far between, the accomplishments of three Willows police officers were publicly honored Tuesday night at a special presentation ceremony.

Woven Harmony: strings for weaving, strings for music

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 12:09 AM CST

Making connections between things that seem not to have a connection and inspiring local students to explore their own creativity are two goals of the duo Woven Harmony.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Biggs, Gridley urged to reach accord or face intervention

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

GRIDLEY -- Gridley and Biggs got a message Tuesday night that they may not have anticipated: Reach an agreement or Butte County might just take over.

Board grills trustee on perceived conflict of interest

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Tension was noticeably thick Monday night when trustees of Willows Unified School District began a special meeting on the potential conflict of interest of one of their own.

Briefs

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Search on for dog that bit woman Chico animal control officers are asking for the public's help in finding a dog that bit a woman outside Chico Natural Foods, 818 Main St.

Buzz Preview: Only Michael Franti can 'Yell Fire!' in a crowded theater

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 03:51 PM CST

This review will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. Michael Franti and his band, Spearhead, are known for uniquely fusing reggae, hip-hop, folk and rock, and they've been popular on the touring circuit for years.

Chico's repeat quest heats up

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:40 AM CST

No sprinklers or extinguishers were needed Tuesday night at Chico High in the Northern Section CIF Division II semifinals, contrary to what Kendall Eagleton may have said afterwards.

Community Roundup: Marsh rolls to South title

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

The Marsh Gator Wrestling Club won the team championship at the South League Tournament and qualified 19 wrestlers for the Nor Cal Junior High Section Championship.

Corrections

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

A story in Tuesday's Style section about the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program contained an incorrect phone number.

Daily Planner: February 28

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Shel's Shorts." 139 W. First St., Chico. Adults-only gathering of wicked, witty scenes written by Shel Silverstein, author of "The Giving Tree" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Editorial: Inaction on cuts will cripple city

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Misery loves company, so perhaps Chico city councilors feel heartened when they look at the fiscal problems in Vallejo, Los Angeles and other cities.

Education Hall of Fame dinner honors several Chico teachers

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Fifty-six years separate Marge Maddux's and Mireya Juaregui's graduations, but they have something big in common — they will both be inducted into the Chico Public Education Hall of Fame for 2008.

Fire chief plans to retire

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 05:13 PM CST

Chico Fire Chief Steve Brown, who as served in his position since 1995, plans to retire. City Manager David Burkland announced in a news release today the fire chief's retirement is pending.

Fire chief retiring from job he loves

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Some 44 years after first falling in love with firefighting as a youth of 17, Chico Fire Chief Steve Brown will no longer be a full-time firefighter after Saturday.

Friday Girls Scouts to be stationed around town for cookie sales

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Girl Scouts of Northern California will hit the streets Feb. 29 through March 16 for their annual cookie sale.

Glenn's Most Wanted

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Charles Edgar Mitchell The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Charles Edgar Mitchell for spousal battery, willful cruelty to a child and failure to appear.

Homeless shelter needs financial help

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

With a third less funding coming in, officials with the Torres Shelter have asked for emergency funding from the city, and said the homeless shelter needs more public support.

Jail inmate prompts minor disturbance

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Butte County Jail Commander Jerry Jones said an inmate will be disciplined for causing a disturbance at the jail Monday night which involved prisoners housed in three pods.

Letters: Clock ticking for Wright

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

We the public are a fickle group. Our attention fades quickly when another shiny object catches our eye.

Letters: Get the facts on burning

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

I feel compelled to respond to a writer who complained about agriculture burning last weekend. First, the writer is correct that farmers are burning extra brush this past month.

Letters: Iran shouldn't be ignored

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Basic knowledge of politics and geography should lead Americans to understand our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan goes far beyond looting or liberation.

Letters: Letter writer is no expert

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Tim Edwards recently tried to defend letting schoolchildren eat hamburger that is unfit for humans. Why, I have no idea, as does Edwards.

Local Roundup: Hamilton girls bounce Durham to move on in Division V bracket

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

The Hamilton High girls basketball team is headed back to the Northern Section CIF Division V final. Andrea Jones had 16 points and six rebounds to lead the No.

Loose horse destroyed after being deemed public safety threat

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

ORLAND -- Officials destroyed a 2-year-old horse Monday in a harrowing incident Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones said has saddened everyone involved.

Man suffers serious burns in shower

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

A 57-year-old Chico man was rushed to Enloe Medical Center about 6 p.m. Tuesday after he suffered extensive burns from scalding hot water in the shower.

Most Starbucks locations will close tonight for retraining

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 04:09 PM CST

Starbucks Coffee locations in Butte and Glenn counties will close from 5:30 to 9 tonight to provide employees with what company founder Howard Schultz is calling "a historic in-store education and training event.

Oroville gets by Hornets to advance

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

It's been a goal since the first day of practice for the Oroville High girls basketball team to be playing for a section title.

PV powers into rematch

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:40 AM CST

All the Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team wanted was another chance at Chico. After routing No.

Police searching for suspect in woman's sexual assault

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Chico police are looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a young woman Monday night just outside Trinity United Methodist Church on East Fifth Street.

Report points to housing affordability in last quarter

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

A new report shows Butte County was one of the most affordable areas in the state during the fourth quarter of 2007.

Search for dogs in ridge attacks comes up cold

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

PARADISE -- An investigation after two fatal animal attacks failed to turn up information on the attacking dogs, believed to be pit bulls.

Search on for dog that bit woman

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 06:55 PM CST

Chico animal control officers are asking for the public's help in finding a dog that bit a woman outside Chico Natural Foods, 818 Main Street, about 5 p.

Sidelines: Simpson to hold AAU tournaments

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

Simpson University in Redding will host two high school varsity girls AAU basketball tournaments this spring.

Stabbed man faces assault charge

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

A man allegedly stabbed by his girlfriend inside their East Avenue apartment Tuesday morning will be jailed on suspicion of assault, after he gets out of the hospital.

Starving Student: California classic diner comes wth cushy booths, monster menu

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

There are two things that wouldn't be as good if they weren't so bad: The Academy Awards and diners. This week I was fortunate enough to experience both in one day.

Suspect sought in sexual assault near church

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 05:10 PM CST

Chico police are looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a young woman just outside Trinity United Methodist Church on East Fifth Street Monday night.

Willows school board OKs cuts

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Impassioned pleas and difficult decisions ended with a 3-2 vote Monday night to reduce Willows Unified School District's budget and issue at least nine layoff notices.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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Briefs

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:15 AM CST

Capay fire district fundraiser March 2 ORLAND — The Capay Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual buffet dinner fundraising event Sunday.

Butte women make playoffs, men denied spot

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:36 AM CST

Joy and pain would be an overstatement, but there were starkly different reactions for the Butte College women's and men's basketball teams to the release of the Northern California Regional playoff brackets Monday afternoon.

Campus Clips

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:38 AM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Black History Month continues Events for Black History Month continue at Chico State, including a National Poetry Slam Competition, 7 p.

Chico cardiologist to leave area

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

Dr. Janet Wright, who has worked as a cardiologist in Chico for 23 years, will take a new job in Washington, D.

City continues to talk about bollards

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:09 AM CST

There could be 500 to 600 bollards throughout Chico, and their effectiveness in Bidwell Park continues to be reviewed by the city.

City works to rein in deficit

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

Even with some $15 million in approved cuts, an updated projection of the city's deficit shows the city still has a lot of work left to do, a top city official said Monday.

Daily Planner: February 26

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:03 AM CST

Events UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Little Theatre (Ayres Hall 106). "The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose" (2006, U.

Daily Planner: February 27

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:03 AM CST

Events EXPLORING THE FINAL FRONTIER, MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Chico Area Recreation District Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Early traffic: Roads, sky both clear

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 09:40 AM CST

After a wet and windy weekend, this morning both the roads and the sky are clear. The California Highway Patrol is reporting no significant problems in Butte or Glenn county.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Canyon Oaks sneaks in a blind draw tournament during break in the weather

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:36 AM CST

Canyon Oaks CC managed to get in an "A-B-C-D Blind Draw" scramble tournament in between storms last week.

Editorial: Legislators can't help themselves

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:01 AM CST

Maybe you hadn't heard that the state of California is staring down a $16 billion budget deficit. We suggest that maybe you haven't heard because it appears some legislators haven't gotten the news.

General Plan promises to be unifying topic this week

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

Two very different meetings are scheduled this week, and both will focus on General Plan issues. In what may be an entirely unique event, the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Gridley and Biggs city councils will meet jointly today in the

Gunman robs south Chico residence

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

Chico police are investigating the armed robbery of a resident inside a home on Walnut Street Thursday night.

Hamilton City hit again with gang-style graffiti

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY -- Graffiti symbolic of a well-known criminal street gang was found on a fence on Breakwater Court about 10 a.

InnerView: Michelle Graydon finds rewards as CASA volunteer

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:03 AM CST

Michelle Graydon enjoyed the years when her sons were young, and she and her husband always put them first.

Just a trim, please

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

City Plaza's new elms got their first trimming on Monday, as city tree crews worked under urban forester Denice Britton.

Letters: Community cares about pets

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

I want to honor the work of countless volunteers and the contributions of a huge number of individuals and businesses who came together to make the Feb.

Letters: Letter has wrong effect

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

A letter writer in Thursday's newspaper attacked Wally Herger with a typical leftist rant. He even equated Herger supporters with those of John Gotti.

Letters: No hope for rehabilitation

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

District Attorney Mike Ramsey describes the California Youth Authority and prison as places where Greg Wright can "rehabilitate himself through the educational, vocational and drug programs available.

Letters: Pipe down

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

Regarding your editorial, singing the praises of congressional Democrats in failing to provide the levels of surveillance we need to keep ourselves safe, you missed a golden opportunity to say something far more important.

Local Roundup: Division III, Division V title games moved to Foothill

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:36 AM CST

Due to the Shasta College basketball team's home playoff game Friday, the Northern Section Division III and Division V boys and girls championship games will be played at Foothill High in Palo Cedro.

Norway opening "doomsday" vault burrowed in Arctic to protect seeds

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:09 AM CST

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway -- It's been dubbed a Noah's Ark for plant life and built to withstand an earthquake or a nuclear attack.

Oakland trade school teaches people how to grow pot

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:09 AM CST

OAKLAND -- You know you're in a different kind of college when a teaching assistant sets five marijuana plants down in the middle of a lab and no one blinks a bloodshot eye.

On foot: From the top down on the South Rim Trail

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:03 AM CST

I seem to be following the footsteps of my walking buddies. Last spring they made it to Feather Falls before Thomas and I visited the place over Memorial Day weekend.

Sidelines: AAU basketball tryouts scheduled

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:36 AM CST

Golden Valley AAU basketball teams, now offered through the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, have upcoming tryouts for third-graders through sixth-graders.

Storm powerful in its own way

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

While the weekend weather blast didn't compare to the Jan. 4 storm, it still was much more than minor.

Students bring creativity to the table with tiles

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:02 AM CST

Sandwiched between pieces of sheet rock, 100 pounds of wet clay arrived at a Chico Junior High School classroom one morning last week, ready for students to get to work.

Visa says it could raise nearly $19 billion in IPO, despite jittery markets

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 12:09 AM CST

NEW YORK -- Stocks are shaky, credit is tight, the economy may be tipping into a recession. Not the best of times to be going to the markets for what could be the largest initial public offering in U.

Monday, February 25, 2008

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A peaceful process

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

Losang Samten continues his work on a sand mandala in the Bell Memorial Union at Chico State University from 10 a.

Academy Awards a country for old men and foreign performers

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

LOS ANGELES — The Oscars were a country for both old men and young stars, for quintessentially American filmmakers and performers from foreign lands.

Blog Log

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

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

But This is Chico: Chico finally makes name for itself in books

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

It's good to see that Chico is finally being properly written about. Last week, I pointed out how Chico is the main topic of several of the Norcal Blogs.

Butte budget not too bad; some programs in trouble

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Butte County is facing a challenging financial picture in the coming months, but the county's chief administrator says the situation is not nearly as grim as it could be.

Daily Planner: February 25

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:15 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. 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: Sad in Sacramento: No compromise

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:15 AM CST

Here's the sad state of political compromise in Sacramento — most veteran politicians have given up the thought of it happening.

Letter: No breath of fresh air

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

The newspaper says, "While not new to Chico or city hall, Burkland steps into his shoes as city manager during a time when both the city and state face financial challenges.

Letter: Wismer still provides for CHS

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

On behalf of the Chico High School English Department, the faculty and staff of Chico High School, and the thousands of students who knew her as Wiz, I would like to thank Pat Wismer for all she has done and continues to do for Chico High School and

Letter:Get smarter with water use

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

Contrary to what the "Governator" and Sen. Dianne Feinstein would have you believe (E-R, Friday) there is a "silver bullet" for the water situation.

News of Our Past

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'CSU students combine talents for fairgrounds' Chico State students (will) .

Orchardists weather the storm

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

Conditions for almond crops looked dismal over the weekend as meteorologists predicted stormy weather and wind speeds up to 60 mph in the valley.

Rooks look to restart in 2009; this season won't happen

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

While all other National Premier Soccer League teams are preparing to open their training camps for the 2008 season next month, the Chico Rooks are continuing to brace for the possibility they won't play in the city that bears their name when the

Southwest residents to prioritize needs

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

With no funding yet secure and the list of recommended improvements long, residents of southwest Chico will attempt Wednesday to prioritize what they want for their neighborhood.

Steps taken to boost City Council security

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 12:16 AM CST

New security plans will seek to improve the safety of the Chico City Council Chambers, without much cost.

Storm milder than expected

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 11:34 AM CST

An overnight storm brought gusty winds and about a half-inch of rain to the valley, but wasn't as strong as forecasters had warned.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

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All About Us: What mussels at Fort Bragg have to do with family bonding

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:46 AM CST

"Does this mean it's a boy mussel?" "No Fritz, mussels are asexual." "Well this looks like a manly part to me.

Almond disaster: January's storm will leave mark for years

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:04 AM CST

For years to come -- just how many is open to debate -- Jan. 4, 2008, is going to be a painful and costly memory for area almond growers.

Bedouin Muslim dedicated to prosperous future for Israel

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

Ishmael Khaldi hasn't done what was expected, but one day he will. The expectation -- of his family and culture -- was that once he got an education, he'd return to his village in northern Israel, get married and raise a family.

Biologist tells how climate change affects agriculture

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

Nobel Prize-winning biologist Jeff Price explained how climate change affects agriculture during the keynote speech of the California Nut Festival Saturday night.

Chico State student's speaking skills win national title

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

Chico State University student Grace Berryhill turned her skills at public speaking into a national award this month by winning the top national competition in the 2008 American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet in Boston.

Chico does the time warp again

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

I'm going to jinx myself here, but the Enterprise-Record is in its 155th year and has never missed a day of publication.

Community radio is looking for young poets

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:46 AM CST

KZFR's Kids Program hosts are looking for young poets in grades kindergarten through 12 grade to enter their poems in a contest, "Kids' Voices of the North State, A Poetry Talent Search.

Crazy time of year for local sports

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:05 AM CST

Starting last week, the Enterprise-Record sports department embarks on one of the toughest three-week periods of the year, trying to cover wrestling championships and basketball playoffs, as well as spring sports like baseball, softball, track and

Daily Planner: February 24

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Events CALIFORNIA NUT FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Patrick Ranch,10381 Midway, Durham. Final day. Also events at other locations.

Daily Planner: February 25

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. 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: Juanarena gets a fitting tribute

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Trying to say thank you to someone who has given so much can be difficult, but a first step was taken on Friday during the tribute dinner to Larry Juanarena.

Grants available for math, science teachers

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

Providing education in areas where teachers may not be well educated is the target of partnerships between Chico Unified School District and Chico State University.

Grinding your way to health ... and fatness

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Like every other person in the known world, I want to make this body I drag around healthier. Unfortunately, my mortal form is in greater need of work than most people's.

Growers are poised for imminent almond bloom

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:04 AM CST

As almond growers push up their sleeves to clean up the damage from the big January storm, the big hustle is to get things ready for almond bloom, which is about two weeks late this year, with buds open on the earliest varieties.

Letter: Get with the times

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Your editorial on the virtual field trip completely missed the mark. Consider the ability to take a small group of students, who take turns making these trips, to a place that can't hold 35 students, let alone have them all see what's happening, and

Letter: Government continues to grow

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Generally speaking, real average earned income in developed countries should fall substantially, as developing countries use modern technology to pit their desire for bare subsistence against our desire for hi-tech toys.

Letter: Learn from Vallejo's mistakes

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Vallejo city residents are asking themselves critical questions these days regarding city expenditures because of the prospect of that city going into bankruptcy.

Letter: Let students keep their voice

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

I always thought Chico had more newspapers than it deserved. Besides this publication, residents can pickup the Chico News & Review, The Orion, the Synthesis and The Beat.

Letter: Problem isn't CUSD's fault

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Congratulations to Kelly Staley on her appointment as superintendent of Chico Unified School District.

Letter: Stop fighting, educate kids

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Reading about the 221 layoffs in our public school staff is a sad thing, both for those faithful workers soon jobless, and for the children with less education and care.

Local Roundup: Wildcats win suspended game, then fall to Eagles 7-6

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:05 AM CST

The rain followed the No. 4 Chico State baseball team to Los Angeles. So did the Wildcats' hot hitting.

More rain and wind on the way

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 09:00 PM CST

Another strong rain and wind storm is expected to hit the north valley later tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Orland establishes Center for the Arts and Gallery

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

ORLAND -- Four years after the establishment of a city arts commission, the Orland Center for the Arts and Gallery has been born.

Oroville's Finn claims women's 5K title in Almond Blossom Run

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:05 AM CST

DURHAM — Mary Finn said she wasn't going to allow the chilly weather or a former injury stop her from running under a blanket of gray skies during the 26th annual Almond Blossom Run on Saturday.

Park panel to look at plants, bollards, cats

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

The Bidwell Park and Playground Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the City Council Chambers on various matters.

Rain, wind expected most of the day

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

Rainy and windy weather is expected to continue throughout the day, but decreasing by evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Riding with a purpose

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

Hundreds of bicyclists rode through downtown Chico along Fifth Street Saturday for the Tour de Ed, a fundraising ride for the Chico Cyclist Care Fund to help Ed McLaughlin, who was injured in a bicycle accident in January.

Road work Roundup

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Highway 149 BETWEEN CHICO AND OROVILLE — No traffic-interfering work is expected this week in the ongoing $105 million project to widen the road to four

Roadrunners win GVC finale, fifth straigth

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

When the Northern California Regional playoff committee meets this week to fill out its men's college basketball brackets, members will look at each contender's season as a whole.

What you need to know about the Town & Country Humane Society

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

The public may visit Town & Country Humane Society shelter to see animals available for adoption. It's at 4111 99 West in Orland.

Wildcats' defense does the job

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:05 AM CST

Ugliness has become a thing of beauty for the Chico State women's basketball team. Consider it part of the No.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

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Author speaks about issues regarding water sales

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

Water, one of the necessities of life, is increasingly becoming something to be bought and sold, leading to a future where those who have the ability to pay will have first dibs on the world's water supply.

Correction for Feb. 23

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

One of the winning words in the California Nut Festival's Agribee has several different spellings, and was misspelled in Friday's Enterprise-Record as a result.

Daily Planner: Saturday

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

Events TOUR DE ED, ED MCLAUGHLIN'S ALMOND BLOSSOM RIDE: Register 7 a.m., ride starts 10 a.m. Fundraising bike ride for bike advocate and Chico Velo Director, Ed McLaughlin.

Dump site near Oroville is 'a mess'

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

ROBINSONS CORNER — Officials monitoring a site east of Highway 70 since Wednesday for possible environmental violations said there are concerns that agricultural waste spills on the property could get into Wyandotte Creek.

Early traffic: Despite rain, no problems reported

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 09:51 AM CST

While rain continues to fall, no serious traffic snarls have been reported in Butte or Glenn county. A vehicle did spin out and hit a utility pole off Lincoln Boulevard in Oroville, but the wreck is off the road, according to the California Highway

Editorial: Hits and misses

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

HIT — The Chico Unified School District board did the right thing by delaying action on charging development impact fees on businesses.

Eight contestants remain on Venture Island — Chico

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:47 AM CST

There was no sneaking into bedrooms or snide remarks behind their backs, but a combination of reality entertainment and eager entrepreneurs made for an fascinating night on Venture Island — Chico.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Our Peace," from Pastor Will Glaspie; 6 p.

Guest speaker at Chico Havurah

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

Guest Tom Reed will speak on "The Ethics of Universal Health Care" at the Chico Havurah Shabbat services Friday.

Hegan Lane crash results in several charges for man who called 9-1-1

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

Chico police have confirmed that a 1983 Ford Mustang which Bayliss resident Jonathan James crashed into a power pole on Hegan Lane early Wednesday morning was stolen, as James had claimed.

Holmes scores game-high 19, leads Chico to victory

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:16 AM CST

When the crowd had finally cleared out of the Chico High gym on Friday, Panthers guard Rex Holmes took the point position and began calling out plays during an impromptu pick-up game.

Internet pedophile sting operation suspect arraigned in Tehama County court

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

RED BLUFF — A suspect in a MySpace pedophile sting was arraigned Friday afternoon at Tehama County Superior Court.

Letter: Planning starts with water

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

Maude Barlow, Canadian author and celebrated water activist, spoke to a large group of people she referred to as "water warriors" Tuesday at the Chico Grange.

Letter: Private school a reasonable choice

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

During this time of disgruntled parents, frustrated students and budget cuts, let's look at another option.

Letter: Recall not grounded in reality

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

Just in case no one has said this ... recalling ground meat that is in a school freezer becasuse a few "downer" cows were not handled correctly is crazy.

Letter: Watch your money

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

Recently in "Tell It to the E-R," a caller asked what is really going on with the ads with the catch phrase "Crazy Like a Fox.

Life on the Hamilton City farm

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

It was more than just a house, and leaving it a couple of months ago was more than difficult. "It was tough to leave," said Fred M.

Local champion of soldier support receives his own ovation_

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

Not a handful more could have fit inside the Chico Elks Lodge for Friday's tribute to Larry Juanarena.

Natural Wonders: Feeling a kinship with that walking man, John Muir

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

In pursuing some of the stories of John Muir and his ramblings in the Sierra as well as so many other far away places, it occurred to me this naturalist and champion for our national parks was indeed a walking man who also walked in the Feather

Senior Planner

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

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

Sidelines: Mini Gold Cup set to kick off season

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:16 AM CST

The winged sprint car racing season kicks off with the 22nd annual Mini Gold Cup at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights, March 7-8.

Some Chamber members urge OUSD to shop local vendors

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

ORLAND — Some members of the Orland Chamber of Commerce think Orland Unified School District doesn't shop at home nearly enough.

Storm could bring high winds, power outages

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

A storm due to hit the Sacramento Valley as early as this afternoon may produce winds strong enough to bring down power lines and knock over trees.

Vikings take care of ball to top Bobcats

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:16 AM CST

Head coaches often talk about how difficult it is to beat a team three times in a season, regardless of their record.

Volunteers sort through redwood seedlings

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:42 AM CST

MAGALIA — The process goes on all winter, but Cal Fire on Friday morning invited volunteers from the Magalia Beautification Association to help sort through 1-year-old Sierra redwood seedlings at the Magalia Reforestation Center.

Wildcats take over CCAA with defeat of Seawolves

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:16 AM CST

The first matchup between Chico State and Sonoma State came down to a matter of inches. This one was miles apart.

Willows' Yang, Corning's Brown claim titles

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:16 AM CST

REDDING — The CIF state championship wrestling tournament takes two wrestlers from the Northern Section this year at each weight.

Youth at First Baptist church helpTanzanians with water

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 02:19 AM CST

Members of the youth group at Chico's First Baptist Church are learning a lot by helping with a project to improve the water supply in an African nation.

Friday, February 22, 2008

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9 a.m. update: 'Strong' quake hits eastern Nevada

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 11:04 AM CST

WELLS, Nev. — A strong earthquake shook rural northeastern Nevada early Thursday, causing at least one building to collapse and forcing the evacuation of a truck stop, authorities said.

Briefs

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

At least one dead in Oroville crash OROVILLE — At least one person is dead following a traffic accident Thursday in southeast Oroville.

Buses load first passengers at downtown transit center

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

It's not quite finished yet, but the city's new downtown transit center is in use. With work mostly finished on the new downtown hub for buses at Salem and West Second streets, buses began loading passengers again at the stop Wednesday, said Jim

Butte's most wanted for Feb. 22

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Kevin Matthew Deeds The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Kevin Matthew Deeds for a warrant charging him with cultivation of marijuana.

CUSD board tables vote on portion of developer fees

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Representatives of Chico's business and construction community, who waited through hours of Chico Unified School District's board of trustees meeting, got what they asked for just before midnight Wednesday.

Capay student wins California Nut Festival Agribee

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Local third- and fourth-graders know a lot about agriculture, and they can even spell a lot of the words used in the business of farming.

Chico ex-porn producer to preach morals on "Nightline"

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

Donny Pauling's Chico-based porn business netted him thousands of dollars per day until he changed his ways in September 2006.

Correction

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Thursday's Buzz published the wrong day for a concert at Laxson Auditorium. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will appear at 7:30 tonight at Laxson Auditorium.

Council gives partial approval on Stony Creek subdivision

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

ORLAND — A proposed subdivision near Stony Creek inched toward full approval Tuesday when the Orland City Council narrowly approved all but the tentative map.

Daily Planner: February 22

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Events CALIFORNIA NUT FESTIVAL: Almond Blossom Tour; 7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8:30 a.m-noon tour. Tour leaves from Patrick Ranch,10381 Midway, Durham.

Early traffic: No problems, but rain returns

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 09:30 AM CST

Rain returned to the north valley this morning after an overnight respite. Despite the wet pavement, there were no reports of traffic collisions or road blockages in the area.

False alarm closes CSU campus

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 12:08 PM CST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — A report of someone carrying an assault rifle on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, has turned out to be a false alarm.

High-court ruling leads to sentences being overturned in local cases

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A teen convicted of a Chico gang shooting and a one-time Paradise "Citizen of the Year" who pleaded guilty to child molestation charges have had their respective sentences overturned by an appeals court on similar grounds.

Highly fragrant roses featured

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

The most fragrant of all roses will be the topic for the February meeting of the Butte Rose Society on Tuesday at the Chico library, corner of East First and Sherman avenues.

Inspired Spartans pound Paradise girls

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

PARADISE — From her hospital bed, Red Bluff point guard Katlin Darnall relayed a message to her teammates before they traveled to Paradise for their Northern Section CIF Division II playoff opener: "Just play hard.

Internet sting snags alleged Corning pedophile

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

RED BLUFF -- An alleged MySpace pedophile suspect was arrested Wednesday by the Tehama County District Attorney's Office.

Josiassen will not seek reelection

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 11:58 AM CST

After nearly 12 years in office, Curt Josiassen, chair of the Butte County Board of Supervisors, announced today he will not be running for reelection.

Josiassen won't seek re-election

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Curt Josiassen, chairman of the Butte County Board of Supervisors, has spent a full quarter of his life in public service, and Thursday he announced 12 years will be enough.

Letter: Fox selectively indignant

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

If the My Fox Houston report is accurate, it was incredibly stupid of the manager of Barack Obama's campaign office there to permit the display of the Cuban flag and the image of Che superimposed.

Letter: Long way to go for good care

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

I have decided to return to Vietnam for a firsthand look around and arrived in Saigon a few days ago.

Letter: Support government to win

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

At least seven of your online readers beg the E-R to write another editorial to address key points missing in your Monday editorial.

Letter: Teen gunman lucky he's alive

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

The Las Plumas teen who held his classmates hostage is getting better than he deserves. What kind of society, you ask, would lock a teen up for 22 years?

Local Medicare claims processor's appeal shot down by federal agency

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

A federal agency has denied an appeal by a national Medicare claims processor that has offices in Chico and Marysville.

Local Roundup: Eagles roll late to trump host Mustangs

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

The No. 5 Princeton High boys basketball team will move on in the Northern Section CIF Division VI playoffs to face top seed Westwood after a 53-44 win Thursday night in the second round over No.

Orland teen killed in Southern California crash

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 05:12 PM CST

CORONA — A young woman who graduated with honors last year from Orland High School died in a head-on vehicle crash early this morning in Riverside County.

Orland teen killed in head-on crash in Southern California

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

CORONA — A young woman who graduated with honors last year from Orland High School died in a head-on crash early Thursday morning in Riverside County.

Police Report for Feb. 22

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Feb.

Rare, historic trees to be featured on spring tours

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and Chico State University will offer four tours of their collections of native and exotic trees and shrubs on Feb.

Search and rescue gets a Sno-Cat

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

A huge vehicle PG&E has used the last 12 winters to reach power emergencies in the Feather River Canyon got another purpose Thursday when it was given to the Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit.

Sow There: Bermuda grass gives me the creeps

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Sometimes weather can be such a tease. Last week we had some glorious days. I've been through this before so I resisted the urge to go crazy and buy a bunch of plants that would inevitably get rained on and munched by slugs in the upcoming wet weeks.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: BASSmasters Classic is competitive fishing's highest-profile event

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Sometimes referred to as the Super Bowl of bass fishing, the BASSmasters Classic began its three-day run today on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, S.

Trinity Golf Classic set for March 9

Posted: 22 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

The tournament is a fundraiser for K-12 Catholic education in the north state. All proceeds will benefit Mercy High School and Sacred Heart School of Red Bluff and Notre Dame School of Chico.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

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Alleged drunk driver calls 9-1-1 on himself

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Officials said it's hard to know if Jonathan M. James was trying to do the right thing after he crashed a Ford Mustang into a power pole on Hegan Lane northeast of Fimple Road early Wednesday morning.

American Cancer Society's Daffodils can be picked online

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

For a donation to the American Cancer Society, a variety of daffodil products, including bouquets of bright yellow daffodils can be purchased online during the society's annual Daffodil Days.

Art Brief: Mandala's path of colored sand grows at Chico State

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:12 PM CST

Three weeks into a five-week art residency at Chico State University, Tibetan-born Losang Samten continues to construct a vibrantly colored mandala, or sand painting, in the lobby of the Bell Memorial Union.

Biblio File Book Review: Paradise author tells story of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's great-great-grandmother

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:12 PM CST

"O, those were the halcyon days, those days of youth!" the poet wrote. "That sun-bright, dewy morning of my life, / When all around wore the bright garb of truth; / Before I knew that Earth with woe was rife.

Bicycling event will help raise money for Ed McLaughlin

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

The Tour de Ed bicycling event to help raise money for injured bicyclist Ed McLaughlin is scheduled for Saturday.

Bioneers series to start Feb. 28 at women's club

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

The Bioneers Speaker Series, a group of programs on DVD addressing social and environmental problems, will be shown over four weeks beginning Feb.

Briefs

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Talks preview author's lecture Faculty members from Chico State University are leading discussions about David Quammen's book, "The Reluctant Mr.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 21, 2008

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 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 and Entertainment Listings: Feb. 21, 2008

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

David Hoppe works spotlighted at Coyote Gallery An exhibition of works by local artist and art professor David Hoppe is being featured through March 28 at Coyote Gallery, at Swing Space SS-F on Butte College's main campus.

Buzz Editor's Column: Community says farewell to Matt Hogan

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:09 PM CST

As the years go by, senior members of our family inevitably pass away and every few days we hear about a former TV or movie star who dies.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 21-27, 2008

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

Thursday, Feb. 21 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by Kenny Schick, Silver Darling, Fallen Down Drunk.

Buzz Preview: A storytelling national treasure, Garrison Keillor impresses Chico crowd

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:09 PM CST

This review will appear in Thursday's Buzz. Editor's note: Our "He Said, She Said" movie critics shared Garrison Keillor's recent Chico Performances appearance, and we were more than happy to have them write about it in their inimitable

CUSD board reducing staff, reviewing all programs and expenses

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

A looming budget crisis is forcing Chico Unified School District to make some drastic cuts and significantly change the way it does business.

Daily Planner: February 21

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Events CALIFORNIA NUT FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. Agribee finals. Patrick Ranch,10381 Midway, Durham. Free. Events at many locations, including 7 p.

Daily Planner: February 22

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Events CALIFORNIA NUT FESTIVAL: Almond Blossom Tour; 7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8:30 a.m-noon tour. Tour leaves from Patrick Ranch,10381 Midway, Durham.

Early traffic: Weather causing problems

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 09:50 AM CST

Heavy rain is causing traffic problems throughout the area. The California Highway Patrol has handled reports of spinouts, disabled vehicles and even a mud and rock slide on Highway 70 in the vicinity of the Pulga Bridge.

Editorial: No substitute for being there

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

The "virtual field trip" taken by a Pleasant Valley High School science class is like many of the technological wonders we see these days: Yeah, it's really cool, but what's the point?

Fish surging up Lindo Channel aren't salmon

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

The recent storms have brought water to Lindo Channel, and a visible increase in fish as well. The fish, forcing upstream over shoals that leave their backs above water, have prompted passersby to ask whether they're salmon.

Glenn County battles cash flow, budget deficit woes

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

WILLOWS — Issuing IOUs, filing bankruptcy, reducing work hours and salaries, and cutting services were some of the critical possibilities raised this week as the Glenn County Board of Supervisors dealt publicly for the first time with a

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'Spiderwick Chronicles' sure to thrill your kids

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:12 PM CST

"Spiderwick Chronicles" is about a boy who moves into a new house and discovers a book desperately sought by a powerful, evil goblin.

Layoff list

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Chico Unified School District employees who are lowest in seniority matching the following positions will receive layoff notices: Administrators District level 9.

Letter: Go find the real lawbreakers

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

My boyfriend just recently received a traffic ticket for riding his bike through Chico. He rolled through a red light on a three-way street located by Chico State University.

Letter: Herger loyalists erroneous

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

In defending Wally Herger, ultra-rightists, failing spectacularly at logic, resort to libel and hearsay ala Michael Savage, who has exiled accuracy and relevancy and substituted nativism and fascism.

Letter: Real world is vulgar

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

When I read David Little's column about "bad words," it reminded me of my friend Dan who was incensed by the exposure of Janet Jackson's (dare I say) "boobie" during the Super Bowl.

Local Roundup: Martin's shot makes it a winner for Butte

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Jack Martin's 3-pointer from the right corner to beat the buzzer put the Butte College men's basketball over Golden Valley Conference rival Shasta for a 76-75 overtime victory in Redding on Wednesday night.

Murder trial to go forward in motel marijuana shootout

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

OROVILLE — A judge Wednesday refused to dismiss murder charges against a Bay Area suspect involved in a marijuana deal that turned deadly at an Oroville motel in 2006.

Music Brief: Make way for the Prezident at Lost on Main

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

Jamaica-born Prezident Brown has performed at performed at two of Northern California's largest reggae festivals, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and Reggae on the River.

Music Brief: Retro swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy coming to Chico

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

Old-time swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, along with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, helped fuel a swing music revival in the mid-1990s, with danceable rockers such as "Go Daddy-O" and "Mr.

Music Review: No-frills Bryan Adams rocks Gold Country Casino

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:12 PM CST

OROVILLE — Bryan Adams, his lean, boy-next-door image and familiar raspy voice still very much intact, rocked the sold-out showroom at Gold Country Casino Friday night.

North State Voices: Grandfather teaches lessons by example

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

It isn't common to find the title "Worst Day" in a second-grade student's daily journal. However, in a reminiscent rummaging through boxes of old school work, those words caught my eye.

Pit bull comes home under tighter restrictions

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

During the several years that Fred Doman has lived on a large piece of property off Hooker Oak Avenue, pit bulls have often been part of the landscape.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Bekendam wants to pass her playoff test

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — Tessa Bekendam uses the same philosophy in school as she does when she's playing basketball for the 22-4 Hamilton High girls basketball team.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Holmes scores big in unselfish points

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Chico High guard Rex Holmes isn't afraid to drive the lane. He's got no fear when it comes to playing physical defense.

Ridge rec center cost estimates rising

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

PARADISE — With estimated costs ballooning, the Paradise Recreation and Park District's board of directors revised its plans to rebuild the Terry Ashe Recreation Center.

Roger Ebert's Oscar predictions: My heart screams 'Juno!' but my head says Coen Brothers

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:08 PM CST

In theory, if I correctly predicted every single Oscar race, nobody could outguess me, and by default, I would win the prize.

School Time

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Events The Chico High School counseling department will host an information night for parents of juniors at 7 p.

Searchers find teen, grandfather in their vehicle

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

LOVELOCK — A 17-year-old boy and his grandfather, 64, were found unharmed Tuesday night after failing to return from a trip to the snow.

Staley offered post as permanent superintendent

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Interim Superintendent Kelly Staley may lose part of her title soon. Jann Reed, president of the Chico Unified School District board of trustees, announced that the board offered Staley the position of permanent superintendent.

The Nosebleed Section: Unexpected maladies can close windows

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

The flu is a bummer any time you get it, and there really isn't a great time to have a broken wrist, either.

Theater Review: Rogue Theatre aptly named for its 'Killer Joe' offering

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:10 PM CST

The latest Rogue Theatre production, "Killer Joe," lives up to the term, "rogue." The play, written by Tracy Letts and now running at Chico's 1078 Gallery, centers around a family who is more than dysfunctional.

Two stabbed in Warner Street melee

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

A fight reportedly involving several people on Warner Street Friday night resulted in two men getting stabbed.

Vanishing act

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

The moon rises behind the Senator Theatre tower in downtown Chico during a lunar eclipse on Wednesday night.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 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, February 20, 2008

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Blaze consumes storage building behind restaurant

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 11:32 AM CST

A fire broke out in the storage building behind Tong Fong Low's restaurant on Robinson Street, shooting orange flames into the night sky that could be seen from across the Table Mountain Bridge and filling the downtown with smoke, Monday night.

Buzz Preview: A storytelling national treasure, Garrison Keillor impresses Chico crowd

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 02:35 PM CST

Garrison Keillor, star of the "Prairie Home Companion" radio show, performed on Valentine's Day at Laxson Auditorium, to enthusiastic applause.

Chico State student's purse snatching ends with recovery, but no suspect

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

A Chico State University student had her purse ripped from her shoulder as she was walking near Meriam Library, on the north side of West First Street, just after 9 p.

Community Roundup: Gators grab four medals

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The Marsh Gator Wrestling Club captured four medals at the Nor Cal Elementary Championship. Michael Ripley and Emiliano Chavez finished second, while Theo Burton and Raul Galvan took third.

Correection for Feb. 20

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Tuesday's feature article on David Dewey in the Style section incorrectly stated his Chico State University degree.

Council ponders money-saving recreation options

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The city's parks department, Chico's recreation district, and the Chico Unified School District will look into ways to join forces to save money.

Cubans pin hopes on Raul Castro

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

HAVANA -- Now that Fidel Castro has retired, many Cubans are looking to his brother to let more people open businesses, own homes and even travel abroad.

Daily Planner: February 20

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: February 21

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Events CALIFORNIA NUT FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. Agribee finals. Patrick Ranch,10381 Midway, Durham. Free. Events at many locations, including 7 p.

Durham routs Chester in Division V tilt

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

DURHAM — Chester High's girls basketball team got turned inside-out Tuesday night in the first round of the Northern Section Division V playoffs.

Early traffic: Rain on the way

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 02:27 PM CST

While there are no reported traffic problems in the region as of 7:30 a.m. today, drivers can expect raindrops on the windshield before the day is over.

Eclipse might darken night

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 11:40 AM CST

If the weather cooperates and it may not, California will be treated to a total eclipse of the moon Wednesday.

Editorial: Area should get nutty this week

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

OK, so Butte County people are a little nuts. At least we admit it proudly. The California Nut Festival's third annual edition runs Thursday through Sunday in Chico and Durham with an array of activities designed not only to attract visitors from

Glenn supervisors start removal of Hamilton City from Butte mosquito abatement

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

WILLOWS — In a move discussed but not acted on last year, Glenn County Board of Supervisors Tuesday gave Scott Gruendl approval to move forward in plans to detach Hamilton City from the Butte County Mosquito Vector Control District.

Glenn's most Wanted for Feb. 20

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Zulema Medina The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Zulema Medina for two counts of battery on a peace officer, criminal threats, being under the influence of a

Hunger benefit 'Empty Bowls' is March 6

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Empty Bowls, a benefit dinner in support of programs that help to feed the hungry and the homeless in the community and abroad, will be put on March 6 in Valhalla at Pleasant Valley High School, 1475 East Ave.

Letter: Consultants have the answers

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

I have asked our City Council for $10,000 to study alternative colors for fire hydrants. — Stephen T.

Letter: Force change in oil industry

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

I just recently read that another refinery blew up in Texas. Despite the fact that some may have been killed or maimed, they will continue to do what has been done for so many years.

Letter: Herger alternative offered

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

I was elated to read the E-R's editorial Monday in defense of the Constitution on the issue of expanding presidential powers at the expense of requiring probable cause before infringing on people's privacy.

Letter: Revisit the Wright case

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Mike Ramsey is an excellent district attorney. However, I witnessed a defendant get threatened and coerced by a member of the public defender's office.

Local highway deaths in 2007 down from previous year

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Highways in the Chico area saw a reduction in fatalities last year versus 2006. Fifteen people died on local highways in 2006, but that number was cut to nine last year, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Local roundup: No. 6 Orland girls storm past Honkers in NSCIF opener

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Courtney Fichter had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Whitney Otterson scored 14 points and grabbed 11 boards and the No.

Local schools avoid questionable beef

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Local school districts have cases of beef products in their warehouses, but haven't been told what to do with it.

Panthers fall short in close loss to Shasta

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The Panthers were already locked in and at least they didn't help Pleasant Valley. It's a good thought approach for the Chico High boys basketball faithful to take after an exasperating 71-70 loss to Shasta at home Tuesday in both teams' last

School officials: Developer fees on commercial property standard practice

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

A vote scheduled for today's meeting of Chico Unified School District's board of trustees may be delayed, if people in the business community get their way.

Sidelines: Butte United sets soccer tryouts

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Butte United will hold soccer tryouts for age groups U10 through U14 in March. Evaluations are held at Wildwood Park.

Starving Student: Thoughts on being almost famous and a trip to Joe's Deli

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

I'm really glad people don't take me seriously. That last sentence was sarcasm. It actually boggles my mind that so many people take this column seriously.

Stronger storms on the way

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 01:26 PM CST

While the storm that is sweeping in over the coast now is expected to be mild, a line of weather systems is forming over the Pacific that could pack a more dramatic punch later in the week.

Tickets still available for Larry Juanarena tribute

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

A tribute dinner to Larry Juanarena will be held, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave.

Upward bound

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Snow geese take flight east of Willows on Tuesday. The bird in the upper right corner is wearing a neck band, used to quickly locate and identify individual geese.

Vendors needed for ridge chocolate fest in May

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

PARADISE — A ridge food festival that offers chocolate-inspired foods at every turn is sending out a call for art, craft, commercial and food vendors to fill Terry Ashe Park on May 10.

Wet weather looms on county's horizon

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Sunny skies and mild temperatures are about to be ripped from the weather menu. Late Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a "special weather statement," warning about a lineup of storms about to sweep in from the Pacific.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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Air Force: Budgets are billions of dollars short

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:45 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials are warning that unless their budget is increased dramatically, and soon, the military's high-flying branch won't dominate the skies as it has for decades.

Buzzing about

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:37 PM CST

As the weather warms, bees begin their annual flirtation with almond blooms, which are just beginning to "pop.

Campus Clips

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Chico State warehouse auction today Surplus items such as desks, filing cabinets, electronics, etc.

Daily Planner: February 19

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:39 PM CST

Events UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Little Theatre (Ayres Hall 106.) "My Brother's Wedding" (1983 original, 2007 director's cut, U.

Daily Planner: February 20

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:39 PM CST

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

Early traffic: 'Mooooving' along

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 09:48 AM CST

Aside from some "albino cattle" wandering along Oro-Bangor Highway, there are no reported traffic problems in Butte or Glenn counties.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': 'Gold Tees Skins Game' played at Bidwell

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 12:29 AM CST

The El Rancho Chico (Bidwell) Golf Club held a "Gold Tees Skins Game" on Saturday. Skins were awarded for both gross and net.

Editorial: CUSD must make case for fee hikes

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

No good is done when a decision is rushed and the public isn't engaged, and that seems to be what the Chico Unified School District is doing with this week's discussion of raising development impact fees.

Fidel Castro resigns Cuban presidency

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 03:16 AM CST

HAVANA - Ailing leader Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba's president early this morning after nearly a half-century in power.

InnerView: David Dewey appreciates work as museum curator in Oroville

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:40 PM CST

OROVILLE — "I lucked out that I didn't have to move. I got a job here in Oroville," David Dewey declared.

Lawmakers fired up over beef recall

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:45 PM CST

LOS ANGELES -- Federal lawmakers and watchdog groups had harsh words Monday for the U.S. Department of Agriculture after the agency ordered a recall of 143 million pounds of beef from a Southern California slaughterhouse.

Letter: Common sense saves money

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

Kudos to new City Manager Dave Burkland for not only turning down extra perks that his new job title includes, but also intentionally requesting the City Council pay him the minimum of what the job description was advertised at.

Letter: Conductor's talk pleasurable

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

Life in Chico is full of treats and bonuses, and I'm tickled to have discovered yet another one after 30 years here: the conductor's free talk before each symphony performance.

Letter: Parents like numerous breaks

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

As a two-working-parent family with three children ages 12, 10 and 6 in the Chico Unified School District, I have to say your Feb.

New city manager positive raising the economic base is possible

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:37 PM CST

Less than two weeks into his position as city manager, it's obvious Dave Burkland is not a new man about town.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080218.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 08:00 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: New Chico manager makes economic development a top priority; Police say woman killed at ridge cemetery pulled gun from holster; And more.

On Foot: The state of Bidwell Park's trails in winter

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

We all know our stormy winters are good news for farmers, orchardists and anglers. Wet weather clears the hazy skies, flushes out the streams and turns the north state green.

Police: Ridge woman pulled gun from holster

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:37 PM CST

PARADISE — A ridge woman shot and killed by a Paradise police officer Sunday afternoon allegedly pulled a handgun from a holster strapped to her waist and began to point it at him.

Sac City sweeps Butte in home doubleheader

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 12:29 AM CST

The Sacramento City College softball team swept a home nonconference doubleheader from Butte on Monday, 17-1 in five innings and 9-1 in six innings, both ending on the eight-run rule.

Scientists discover fossil of bowling ball-sized "Devil Toad"

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:45 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago — intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad.

Sidelines: Johnson earns NCAC runner honor

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 12:29 AM CST

For the second time this season, Oberlin College first-year student Joanna Johnson has earned North Coast Athletic Conference Distance Runner of the Week honors, the league office announced on Sunday evening.

Willows man allegedly threatens ex-wife with knife

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 02:17 AM CST

WILLOWS — Ralph Randy Beebe, 59, was arrested on charges of assault with attempt to terrorize Saturday and booked into the Glenn County Jail with bail set at $181,000.

Willows man tased before arrest

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

WILLOWS -- A local man is in the Glenn County Jail on a no-bail parole hold after resisting officers, who then used a Taser stun gun on him Saturday afternoon.

Woman shot by officer pulled weapon from a holster

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 07:04 PM CST

PARADISE — A woman fatally shot by a police officer inside the Paradise Cemetery Sunday pulled a handgun from a holster strapped to her waist and allegedly ignored repeated commands to put it down.

Monday, February 18, 2008

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Blog Log

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:31 PM CST

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

But This Is Chico: Blogs a way to learn more about Chico

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:29 PM CST

What I like most about Norcal Blogs, the Enterprise-Record's corner of the blogosphere, is its contribution to one of my favorite subjects: Chico.

Daily Planner for Feb. 18

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:29 PM CST

Events BIGGS BINGO NIGHT: 6 p.m. Biggs High School multipurpose room. $3 first card per game; $1 additional cards; 3 for $5.

Fees, layoffs, facilities reports before schools board

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Raising fees, lowering costs and shoring up a sinking budget will be the themes at Chico Unified School District's board of trustees' regular meeting Wednesday.

Green grounds: Sustainability becomes habit at mall

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:31 PM CST

For years, Accent Landscapes and Powersweeps owner Dan Brooks has ensured that the trees and plants at the Chico Mall are cared for and the inevitable falling leaves are tidied up.

Gun control draws fire

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:31 PM CST

Private firearms sellers at the Chico Gun Show Sunday responded to the issue of gun control following a shooting at Northern Illinois University that killed five students Thursday.

Kosovo makes historic declaration of independence from Serbia

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Revelers fired guns, waved red-and-black Albanian flags and set off fireworks over Kosovo Sunday after parliament proclaimed independence in defiance of Serbia and Russia, which condemned the declaration of the world's

Letter: Tip of the iceberg

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:29 PM CST

It's about time someone other than myself and those of us who have also had loved ones railroaded by the district attorney will speak out.

Letter: U.S. economy in shambles

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:29 PM CST

Large corporations control most of the news we get. Most major news outlets are controlled by a handful of corporations.

Letter: Work together on busing

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:29 PM CST

Well, it's about time. Someone beside me finally realizes what a mess was created when our schoolchildren stopped riding the buses.

News of Our Past

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:31 PM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Realtors approach 1983 'cautiously'' .

Paradise police officer shoots woman at cemetery

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:31 PM CST

PARADISE -- A woman was shot and killed by a police officer after allegedly aiming a gun at him in the Paradise Cemetery on Sunday.

USDA orders major beef recall from California slaughterhouse

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 11:31 PM CST

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse, the subject of an animal-abuse investigation, that provided meat to school lunch programs.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

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Academic Decathlon proves to be a niche for autistic students

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:44 AM CST

Becoming winners presented some challenges for Jordan Thompson and Nick Johnson, and they hope the winning isn't over.

Almond tree cleanup includes extra burning

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:44 AM CST

The Jan. 4 winds that caused electricity blackouts and damage to homes and businesses in the valley also toppled 360,000 trees in the Butte County, most of them almonds.

Bauhs grabs bid for world championship

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

Chico State's Scott Bauhs swears he still has the same nervousness he's always had before every race.

Bertagna: Time may be right for CARD-city parks merger

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:44 AM CST

A possible merger of the city with Chico's recreation district should be seriously considered now, City Councilor Steve Bertagna said Friday.

Burn survivor supports Fill the Boot effort every year

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

It was the day before Valentine's Day in 2001 when Randy Barclay received burns that covered 80 percent of his body.

Career fair set at Chico State farm

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

The fifth annual Career and Internship Fair sponsored by Chico State University College of Agriculture will be held at the University Farm on Hegan Lane from 10 a.

Changes immense for newspaper vet

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

Dave Cowan got into the newspaper business by accident. Nearly 44 years later, on a Friday afternoon, he walked out the door and, blissfully, became a retiree.

Chico nearly pulls off upset of Red Bluff in Division I meet

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 02:03 AM CST

In the Chico High gym Saturday, division meant subtraction for prep wrestlers. The Northern Section Division I championships represented the first chance to be eliminated from the postseason and also the last chance to make impressions on the

Dave Davies' column: Stories on steroids get repetitive

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 02:04 AM CST

Much like our newspaper's current ban on any news story about a certain pop celebrity who's fallen from grace with a sickening thud, I wish we in sports could institute a moratorium on athletes and steroids.

Editorial: New city manager sets right example&#92;

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

When the contract details for Chico's new city manager were revealed Wednesday, we were stunned. We're accustomed to government employees being awarded salaries that are always a little bit more than the person they replaced.

Firefighters raise $24,700 for burn victims

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:44 AM CST

Several off-duty firefighters paced the concrete medians at the intersection of East 20th Street and Forest Avenue Saturday, boots raised high in the air, to raise money for young burn survivors.

Hundreds celebrate musician Matt Hogan's life

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Matt Hogan's extended family of several hundred gathered at Manzanita Place on Saturday at a memorial to celebrate the Chico music icon's life.

Letter: Burn rules should apply to all

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

In yesterday's paper the E-R asked that we voluntarily choose not to burn our wood stoves due to our poor air quality.

Letter: Don't blame the bollard

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

I feel the need to weigh in on the bicycle bollard issue. I've bicycle commuted in Chico for many years.

Letter: Government doesn't serve us

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

It is evident that California government does not work for the people. The people are working to grow government.

Letter: Is city getting a deal?

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

"City Manager Dave Burkland's new contract does not include any extra perks, and only provides for an annual base salary at the lowest amount of his pay scale," according to an E-R story.

Letter: Letter offensive

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

I am insulted, humiliated and angry that you would print the letter "Hard to figure out Clinton" on Friday.

Letter: Tribute planned for patriot

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

Larry Juanarena could very well be Chico's best-known citizen. This lovable man was born on the M&T Ranch and has lived his whole life in Chico giving to good causes.

Letter: University can be a detriment

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

Last fall the public was invited to a Chico State University staff report on their current expansion.

Letter: Water headed south?

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

Letter writer John Lorenz wants to know what and who are behind the excessive water releases from north state reservoirs.

Local Roundup: Wildcats split, win Mesa State series

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 02:04 AM CST

Mike Robbins backed up an impressive first start with another solid outing. Andrew Pluta didn't have quite the same luck.

Next step in agricultural runoff regulation pondered

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

The next phase of regulations over water that leaves farms and enters public waterways will be pondered over the next several months as water quality officials meet with growers to ask for input.

Playoff schedules announced for prep basketball

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 02:04 AM CST

The Pleasant Valley and Champion Christian girls are the local No. 1 seeds, and there's a slew of other squads with high positioning that will be gunning for Northern Section basketball titles in the playoffs.

Virtual field trip: Connecting with students from afar

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 12:44 AM CST

Ten students made a field trip to Orient & Flume Art Glass Co. with teacher Ray Barber, but dozens of others visited virtually and hundreds more could take the trip virtually in the future.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

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Businesses not happy over proposed fee increases by school district

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Members of the business community were not happy over the idea of the Chico Unified School District raising fees at a time when the housing industry and the economy is soft.

California Nut Festival ready to come out of its shell

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

The almond blossoms are nearly ready to pop open in the now dormant Central Valley orchards. With an annual value of more than $100 million in Butte County, the orchards are workplaces for many.

City talks to business, economic development people about future

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Business owners and economic development leaders weighed-in Thursday with their take on Chico as part of the General Plan update process.

Early traffic: Everything looking good

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 09:42 AM CST

Roads are clear and the skies are sunny this morning. As of 7:30 a.m. today there were no reported traffic problems in Butte or Glenn county.

Editorial: Hits and Misses - Our take on the week on news

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

HIT -- Now that the Feb. 5 is behind us -- except for those workers still counting ballots at the county elections office -- it's time to look ahead to the June 3 primary.

Firefighters asking you to 'Fill the Boot' today for char

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Today, for the 12th consecutive year, firefighters in Chico and Paradise will be asked citizens to "Fill the Boot for Burns," a fundraiser to assist child and adult burn survivors.

Firefighters asking you to 'Fill the Boot' today for charity

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Today, for the 12th consecutive year, firefighters in Chico and Paradise will be asked citizens to "Fill the Boot for Burns," a fundraiser to assist child and adult burn survivors.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

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

Fundraiser for nature-based kids program will feature noted musician

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Kids and Creeks, a Chico nonprofit that works with schools to promote science education and watershed health, is hosting a fundraiser tonight at the El Rey Theatre.

Illinois gunman's deadly rampage baffles many who knew him; police had 'no indications at all'

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 05:53 PM CST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — If there is such a thing as a profile of a mass murderer, Steven Kazmierczak didn't fit it: outstanding student, engaging, polite and industrious, with what looked like a bright future in the criminal justice field.

LEtters: Voters jumped the gun

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

There's talk in the media now that Hillary Clinton's victory over Barack Obama in the California Democratic Primary was in large measure due to absentee ballots.

Las Plumas gets closer to Sutter but can't close gap

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Despite being down early, the Las Plumas High boys basketball team rallied at the end, but just didn't have enough time to overcome Sutter on Friday night.

Letters: Follow Christ's example

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

Determined and sincere politicians make promises that reflect virtues of character. In Christianity, there is the founder of a teaching, whose absolute truth is paramount.

Letters: Make room for Liedel

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

I'm just wondering if the coach for the Chico State University baseball team has decided his infield.

Letters: Meals on Wheels improve

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

I was very hesitant to sign up for (and receive) that local public service program, Meals on Wheels. I remembered the baloney sandwiches, chips, fruit, milk or juice — maybe a Twinkie once in a while — that used to make up those meals.

Letters: So much for conservatism

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:32 AM CST

Monday's E-R editorial lauds Sen. John McCain as a "solid conservative," citing instances in which he has proven his conservative credentials.

Local Briefs

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Suspects in Wal-Mart robbery caught CORNING — Two men being sought in connection with the armed abduction and robbery last year of a woman in the Chico Wal-Mart parking lot were captured Friday after robbing a Corning business.

Local Roundup: Wildcats lose solo grasp on CCAA lead

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

A rough first half of shooting and a lack of inside presence doomed the No. 13 Chico State women's basketball team in a crucial 61-51 California Collegiate Athletic Association loss to Cal State San Bernardino on Friday in San Bernardino.

Mendocino Forest officials need old photos, memorabilia for centennial

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

WILLOWS — Mendocino National Forest will celebrate its 100th birthday this year, and forest officials are looking for historic articles, memorabilia and photographs from the public to help commemorate the anniversary.

Neighborhood terror pit bull will be confined, not killed

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

A female pit bull that neighbors said has been terrorizing an area near Hooker Oak Avenue and Redwood Way for at least a year has been ordered confined at home, but won't be put down.

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Posted: 15 Feb 2008 08:37 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Business owners weigh in on Chico General Plan; Owner of allegedly vicious pit bull agrees to keep dog confined while indoors; Businesses unhappy with Chico school district's developer fee plan; And more.

PV comes away with easy win

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

With a 21-game losing streak hanging over their heads, the Paradise High boys basketball players came to Varley Gym knowing that after 32 minutes of play, the streak could become history.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a six-week DVD study, "Jesus Christ for the Third Millennium," starting Sunday.

Ridge church sends workers to build home in Mexico

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

For 18 years the Garcias lived in a house in Mexico with no bathroom, no running water and a roof that didn't always protect against the elements.

Roadrunners' execution matches effort in comeback win

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Proving that there's always help for the helpful, the Butte College baseball team turned around a nonconference comeback victory Friday afternoon after mistakes cost Solano its early four-run lead.

Sidelines: Chico Bigfoot end season today

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The Chico Bigfoot end their regular season today with a game at 2:30 p.m. at Off The Wall Soccer against Estadio Azteca.

Spring in winter

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Kim Heath, 26, of Chico reads a book as she watches her 3 month-old beagle, Bagel, enjoy the sunny spring-like weather in winter Friday at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park.

Upper park call boxes down for repairs

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 05:51 PM CST

Emergency yellow call boxes at Salmon Hole and Bear Hole will not be available to visitors in upper Bidwell Park this weekend.

Willows Unified starts budget-trimming discussions

Posted: 16 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

WILLOWS — Financially strapped Willows Unified School District forged ahead Thursday in the first of two scheduled meetings to trim the budget for the upcoming school year.

Friday, February 15, 2008

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A very special Valentine's Day

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:44 AM CST

This time of year is hectic at the Clerk-Recorder's office, especially since staff are finishing up with the recent election.

Butte beats back Redwoods

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Butte had to work extra hard just to take a controlling lead over Redwoods early in Thursday night's Golden Valley Conference men's college basketball clash between both teams.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:46 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Jessica Ann Paulite The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jessica Ann Paulite for a warrant charging her with four counts of forgery.

College Baseball Preview: No. 4 Wildcats won't mind the grind

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

This year's version of the Chico State baseball team won't get the big, game-tying home run very often.

Daily Planner for Feb. 15

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Events EDUCATIONAL JAM/SHOWCASE: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Sierra Room at the Lodge at Terraces Senior Living, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace.

Early traffic: Clear and smooth

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 09:48 AM CST

Sometimes no news really is good news and this morning's traffic seems to be a case in point. There are no reported traddic problems in the Butte or Glenn county area.

Editorial: Vacations leave parents in a bind

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

It's impossible to make everybody happy when it comes time to setting the Chico Unified School District calendar.

Former Chico officer faces charges

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 05:35 PM CST

A former Chico police officer, fired last year for allegedly filing a false police report, now faces a criminal misdemeanor charge in connection with the incident.

Former decorated Chico officer faces charge

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

A former Chico police officer, fired last year for allegedly filing a false police report, now faces a criminal misdemeanor charge in connection with the incident.

Getting ready for the symphony

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Chico Horticultural Society's meeting on Monday will feature how to enter the society's flower show. Programs giving rules, awards and a description of the various classes will be available.

Girls' kidnapping story turns out to be hoax

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

After interviewing two girls who claimed to be the victims of an attempted kidnapping Thursday, police said the story was made up, and called off a manhunt for the suspect.

I-5 closure scheduled around noon

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 11:14 AM CST

Interstate 5 will be closed for "10 to 15 minutes" around noon today, when Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Kathleen Morse experiences 'homecoming' as new Lassen National Forest supervisor

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:46 AM CST

SUSANVILLE —-- The new forest supervisor of the Lassen National Forest came here from a forest in Pennsylvania, but it's a homecoming for her as well.

Letter: Bollard safety an old topic

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Thanks to the E-R for the very informative and accurate summary of the Chico City Council's Internal Affairs Committee meeting regarding bikeways and rigid barrier posts, commonly called bollards.

Letter: Hard to figure out Clinton

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Everyone's been arguing about the qualifications of Billary Clinton to be president so here's the lowdown: She flunked her bar exam, she's riding on her husband's coattails, she has no military experience yet wants to be commander in chief of the

Letter: Smear campaign evident

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

I would like to respond to Deputy District Attorney Michael Candela's letter where he states Gregory Wright's sentence was justified and his statement that he reviewed all the evidence including Wright's Oklahoma records.

Letter: Wal-Mart EIR flawed

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

According to a Chico Enterprise-Record article Saturday, the environmental impact report for Wal-Mart states, "The Chico housing market is robust.

Local Briefs

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:46 AM CST

Musician memorial set for Saturday A memorial tribute for deceased band leader Matt Hogan will be held Saturday beginning at 1 p.

Local Roundup: Tate's 3 RBIs give Butte baseball season's first win

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Spencer Tate doubled, singled and drove in three runs as the Butte College baseball team got its first win of the season, a 12-10 victory over Solano on Thursday in Vacaville.

New store seems to be the Rite Aid for Magalia's needs

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

MAGALIA -- The upper ridge took another small step in its evolution Thursday, as the doors opened to a new Rite Aid store.

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Posted: 14 Feb 2008 08:45 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Former Chico police officer faces charges; Three arrested in meth raids in southeast Chico; And more.

Police Log

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:46 AM CST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Feb.

School gunman sent to Youth Authority camp

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

OROVILLE -- The Las Plumas High School student, convicted of taking classmates hostage at gunpoint, has been transported to a California Youth Authority facility to begin serving a 22-year sentence.

Sidelines: Youth team tennis league slated

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

The Youth Team Tennis League for boys and girls in second through sixth grade will hold registration on Sunday, Feb.

Sow There: Chicken turns a head at the casino

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

As all of you know, last week was "take-your-rubber-chicken-to-work week." A winery with a sense of humor in Calaveras County held a contest.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: California striped bass at center of state's long-running water wars

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

As one of California's most popular game fish species, striped bass are suddenly at the center of the state's long-running water wars.

Students give ideas for updating city General Plan

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Parking and safety topped the list of concerns repeated by area students during a workshop aimed at gathering their likes and dislikes.

Three arrested in Chico meth ring raids

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 07:40 PM CST

Three people are in custody and two children are in protective care after a couple of raids this morning in southeast Chico, aimed at an alleged methamphetamine sales ring.

Three taken into custody in southeast Chico drug raid

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Three people were taken into custody during a drug raid Thursday morning in southeast Chico, including a local man suspected to be armed and a specific threat to law enforcement.

Wiggly wizards: Hungry worms' efforts will not go to waste

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 12:44 AM CST

PARADISE -- Thousands of squirmy worms spread out on the top of their new bed of manure, almond dust and compost.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

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10:40 a.m. Traffic: Highway 149 back in operation

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 12:45 PM CST

About half an hour after a spill of plastic water bottles closed Highway 149, just east of the Highway 99 interchange, the road was reopened.

Art Brief: Nut Festival art show reception is Saturday

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

The 2008 California Nut Festival Art Show, featuring plein air works by local artists, is on display at Chico's Art Etc.

Art Feature: John Ayres' early works, portraits of a young professor

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:38 PM CST

Chico art lovers have an opportunity to view art of the highest quality at the James Snidle Gallery, as it exhibits early works by Chico State University professor emeritus John C.

Arts Brief: Chico's Ashley Everett dances at the Grammys

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Chico native Ashley Everett, who was one of Beyonce's dancers on her 2007 world tour, was on stage at Sunday's Grammy Awards, dancing with Beyonce and Tina Turner during an energetic rendition of "Proud Mary.

Ballet Review: Les Ballets Trockadero far more than a gag group

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:39 PM CST

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo, a company of virile ballerinas, graced the Laxson Auditorium stage with perfectly executed pirouettes, leaps and lifts on Feb.

Biblio File Book Review: The story of Not in Our Town Glenn County by a former 'drug dummy'

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

As Willows resident James C. Bettencourt tells it, he was oblivious to the rampant abuse of alcohol and methamphetamine among young teen-agers.

Burkland eschews standard city manager perks

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Eschewing any standard perks, Chico's newest city manager will begin his duration making less than he could have.

Butte men trying to establish winner warmth

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 04:34 AM CST

Every game from here on out is crucial for the Butte College men's basketball team, but tonight's at home against Redwoods can be viewed specifically as a gauge for where the Roadrunners pulse is going into the season's final stretch.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 14, 2008

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 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 and Entertainment Briefs: Feb. 14, 2008

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Fusion of student art on display at Chico Art Center Chico Art Center is hosting "Creative Fusion 4," its annual student art show, through March 4.

Buzz Editor's Column: 50th edition of the Grammys bridges new with nostalgic

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:39 PM CST

I enjoyed Sunday's Grammy Awards broadcast. I really did. Except for Kanye West flaunting his overblown image of self-importance, the 50th edition of the Grammys offered performances from a fine mix of old stars and new, from across musical genres.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 14-20, 2008

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Thursday, Feb. 14 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live "unplugged" music by trio featuring Big Mo, Bob Littell and Volker Strifler.

CUSD budget cuts could hit electives hard

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Chico Unified School District will put jobs on the line and eliminate a significant number of them. The list of possible layoffs could severely impact junior high school and high school electives.

Cameras take photos of bank robbery suspect

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 05:18 AM CST

Chico police are looking for a bank robber who showed up at the Umpqua Bank branch on Pillsbury Road Friday prepared make off with a lot of cash.

Chico man dies in Highway 32 crash

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

A Chico man critically injured in a crash on Highway 32 at Santos Ranch Road just after noon Wednesday, died about four hours later at Enloe Medical Center.

Chicoans help young Iraqi woman injured in the war

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

The young woman's voice was hard to hear over the phone, and she spoke in her native tongue. Even so, Monica O'Neil and Mary Younan of Chico were thrilled to actually hear Noora, an injured 19-year-old Iraqi woman they've been working to help since

Concert Review: George Clinton and his funky Mothership rock the Senator Theatre

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:37 PM CST

The Mothership landed in Chico Saturday night, as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic brought the funk to the Senator Theatre, courtesy of J-Max Productions.

Corrections

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

An article on page 3C in Wednesday's paper should have stated that the Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team won the Eastern Athletic League championship last year.

Daily Planner: February 14

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Events BELL MEMORIAL UNION, CHICO STATE: 6 p.m. Valentine's Day dinner, music by Holly Taylor and Eric Peter Jazz Duo, $25.

Daily Planner: February 15

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Events EDUCATIONAL JAM/SHOWCASE: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Sierra Room, The Terraces, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Chico.

Downed power lines cleared; I-5 now open

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 05:06 PM CST

WILLIAMS — Power lines knocked down by high winds closed Interstate 5 just north of Highway 20 in both directions earlier today.

Editorial: Debate should stick to facts

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

There are issues in Chico that make us hike our eyebrows and roll our eyes. These issues are emotional wars between critics and supporters.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Barrett has grown right into key role

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Ashley Barrett used to watch the varsity basketball players at Chico High when she was younger, wishing that some day she could be just like them.

Hamilton High School facing job cuts

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — For the first time in nine years, Hamilton Union High School District is poised to send layoff warning notices to staff and cut some athletics and other programs in the fall.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'Cloverfield' is Blair-Witch-meets-Godzilla film

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

"Cloverfield" is about young people trying to escape Manhattan after something has started destroying buildings and killing people.

Hornets can't get Carter in PV win

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

Standing a foot shorter than Enterprise's 6-foot-8 behemoth Shane Zink, Pleasant Valley's Anthony Carter found a way to overshadow him.

Leland Gordon's 'Nosebleed Section" column: Show passion for preps online

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

There's an opportunity to bash prep athletes, prep sports writers, editors and anything else in the world on our Web site now.

Letter: Generosity changes lives

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

The Chico Firefighters Association Local 2734 would like to sincerely thank all of the many community members and local businesses who donated money, toys, coats and food to make the 12th annual Chico Firefighters Adopt-A-Family Toy and Food Drive

Letter: Teen shouldn't have been sentenced

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

I am writing this letter in regards to the Las Plumas High School student who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for taking a gun to school and holding some of his classmates hostage over a relationship with his girlfriend gone bad.

Letter: Those houses look familiar

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Oh my, oh dear. I got out my Monopoly game the other day and several of the housing pieces were missing.

Letter: Why is Lake Oroville so low?

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

I find it curious that with all the reporting on the unusually low level of Lake Oroville, considering the huge amount of rain and snow we had, that nobody has mentioned the fact that the Department of Water Resources was letting out water at a

Local Roundup: Braves, Los Molinos set for MVLS battle

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

The Los Molinos High boys basketball team set up a crucial Mid-Valley League South showdown Friday with Hamilton by beating Mercy 53-43 at home Wednesday night.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Simons on verge of name recognition

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Orland High wrestler Justin Simons is rarely called by his correct name, which is pronounced "Simmons.

Man badly injured in crash east of Chico

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 04:10 PM CST

A man was critically injured in a two-car collision on Highway 32 at Santos Ranch Road at 12:20 p.m. today.

Movie Brief: Michael Moore shows Chico State Wildcat pride

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:38 PM CST

With likely a closet full of ball caps to choose from, filmmaker Michael Moore chose to wear a Chico State cap while addressing the media in New York City Saturday prior to a Writers Guild of America East membership meeting to discuss the

Music Feature: Oroville family band Feedbac brings love and music

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:36 PM CST

Feedbac is truly a family affair, with four siblings, an in-law and "common-law" family member making up this Oroville-based band.

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Posted: 13 Feb 2008 09:14 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Winds buffet north valley; Chico school board looking at cutbacks; Local school newspaper may be on chopping block; And more.

Noon &mdash; High winds causing trouble

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 01:56 PM CST

High winds are again buffeting the north valley bringing down power and phone lines and causing traffic problems throughout the region.

North State Voices: Are potato chips part of a healthy diet?

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

OK, I admit it. Some of my diet consists of food-like substances. You know, the stuff that has modified food starch with sodium benzoate and guar gum in it.

Pawprints boutique offers tax-free sales Feb. 26

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Pawprints Quality Thrift Boutique will honor Spay Day USA by not charging sales tax Feb. 26. The store at 1346 Longfellow Ave.

Performing Arts Brief: Laxson to host seldom-told Hawaiian story Tuesday

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:40 PM CST

Maui hula master Hokulani Holt will take the Laxson Auditorium audience back to ancient Hawaii at 7:30 p.

Pleasant Valley High School newspaper may not print next year

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

A group of Pleasant Valley High School students stay after school every day, doing work they couldn't get done during the school day.

Puppet-making workshop is open downtown

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Some 30 people attended Chico Peace and Justice Center's workshop Saturday to learn how to construct a series of giant puppets to be used during the center's fifth anniversary observance of the war in Iraq.

School time

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

Events Durham Unified School District will observe Presidents' holidays today, Friday and Monday. A parent visitation day will be held at Hamilton High School Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.

Students write about Jan. 4 storm

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

The following stories were written by Pleasant Valley High School journalism students. Storm mutilates Chico By Deirdre Deniz The first storm of the new year dealt a heavy blow to the city of Chico.

The community to celebrate the life of Matt Hogan on Saturday

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 03:39 PM CST

Fashioned after an epic memorial that took place for another Chico musical icon, John LaPado, a public tribute to Matt Hogan is set for 1 p.

Three view for supervisor's seat

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

Three individuals have taken the first steps toward becoming candidates for the 4th District Butte County supervisor's seat.

Traffic bottleneck

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

Traffic on Highway 149 passes by a slew of plastic bottles released from a RePlant Recycling truck that had its rear door unexpectedly fly open Wednesday.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 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.

Willows Council sends container ordinance back to commission

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:34 AM CST

WILLOWS — The Willows City Council Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposed ordinance that would have banned metal shipping containers from property within the city limits.

Wind whips through region

Posted: 14 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

Powerful winds that whipped through region Tuesday and overnight, are expected to be with us through midmorning today.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Citizens help CHP catch fleeing suspect

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 05:42 PM CST

Several bystanders helped capture a man fleeing from the California Highway Patrol this afternoon in Chico.

Citizens help CHP officer corral fleeing suspect

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

A customer at a Bank of America branch, several motorists, and some technicians at Les Schwab Tires helped corral a man being chased by a California Highway Patrol officer Tuesday afternoon in Chico.

City to experiment with a new kind of bollard

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

With cyclists concerned about the possible danger of hitting bollards, the city plans to conduct an experiment with the posts intended to keep cars off bike and pedestrian paths.

Community Roundup: Athletic Horizons nets three champs, team title

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:28 AM CST

The Athletic Horizons boys gymnastics team traveled to Concord for the Lord of the Rings competition against 10 other teams.

Concert Review: George Clinton and his funky Mothership rock the Senator

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 03:04 PM CST

This review will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. The Mothership landed in Chico Saturday night, as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic brought the funk to the Senator Theatre, courtesy of J-Max Productions.

Daily Planner: February 12

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:42 PM CST

Performances BELL MEMORIAL UNION AUDITORIUM, CHICO STATE: Doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Reggae by Groundation.

Daily Planner: February 13

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

Events NURTURING NEST: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open house of new home of First 5 Glenn County. The Nurturing Nest, 1035 West Wood St.

Discussions begin on laying off teachers

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

Ramping up to make significant budget adjustments, Chico Unified School District's board of trustees will hold a series of special meetings in February and March.

Disorderly events ordinance to get reworked

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

It's not going away, but the controversial "disorderly events" ordinance will get a rewrite. After listening to the thoughts of 16 residents, a City Council subcommittee Tuesday night gave the go-ahead to a number of changes suggested by City

Dog attacks draw council's attention

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:31 AM CST

PARADISE — Residents in southern Paradise are concerned about recent dog attacks that left another dog dead and a llama mortally wounded.

Driver dead in Oroville crash

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 01:13 PM CST

OROVILLE — The driver of a vehicle that crashed on Lumpkin Road near Eagle Child Road just after 10 a.

Eagleton, Panthers ratchet up intensity to down Foothill

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:27 AM CST

Caught in a half-court trap in the fourth quarter, Kendall Eagleton called for a timeout. When Chico High's normally demure shooting guard didn't get it upon first request, she screamed for it, then flung the ball to the sideline once the whistle

Early traffic: Everything looking smooth

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 09:28 AM CST

Area drivers can look forward to generally smooth sailing in the Butte and Glenn county areas. However, those heading south can expect dense, patchy fog from just north of Yuba City/Marysville southward.

Editorial: Chico schools must cut millions

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

The age-old complaint of an uninformed populace is, "When did they make that decision and why wasn't I told?

Enloe tabs Rowe for new nursing vice president

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

Connie Rowe is the new vice president of nursing services at Enloe Medical Center. Her appointment was announced Tuesday.

Flu season arrives; officials say it's not too late for shots

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

Local health officials warn that the flu season is here, but it's not too late to get a flu shot. Health care providers are currently reporting numerous cases of flu-like respiratory illnesses.

Food author sets dessert aflame at Val Gals party

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

There was a warm glow coming from Market Cafe in Chico on Sunday during the annual Val Gals Valentine's Day celebration when food author Marcia Zimmerman set her Cherries Jubilee dessert aflame.

Foothills chorus ready to deliver Valentine songs

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

Singers with the Sounds of the Foothills barbershop chorus will be available to deliver singing valentines for Valentine's Day.

GM posts record U.S. auto loss for 2007

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

DETROIT -- For all the good in GM's 2007 results — the near-record worldwide sales, the reduction in labor costs and in retiree health obligations — there is no getting around the $38.

Glenn's Most Wanted for Feb. 13

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Kenneth Wayne Roberson The Glenn County Sheriff's Office and Red Bluff parole are seeking Kenneth Wayne Roberson for parole violations.

Greens Restaurant founder to appear at Nut Festival

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

Bringing with her a vast knowledge of vegetarian cooking, Greens Restaurant founder Deborah Madison will be guest chef during the California Nut Festival's cooking demonstrations Feb.

Hearing on draft report for park habitat restoration set for Tuesday

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

A hearing on a draft report for Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park Habitat Restoration and Outdoor Recreation Facilities Development Project will be presented to the public Tuesday at Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center, 525 The Esplanade.

High schools hit with gang-style graffiti

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

High schools in Hamilton City and Chico faced a major cleanup effort Tuesday after gang-style graffiti was discovered on buildings at the two campuses.

Letters: Executive pay is world-class

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

Enloe Medical Center wants a world-class reputation while paying administrators world-class salaries.

Letters: Rebates only add to debt

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

As a single, working mother, a bonus check for $900 this summer sounds too good to be true. And guess what?

Letters: Science should seek all sides

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

The scientific article about the environmental effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide published by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine is a must read for those who seek the truth on this important issue.

Letters: Women see through Clinton

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

This letter is in response to Friday's letter headlined "Women gang up on Hillary." I don't believe the verbal assaults directed at Hillary Clinton are unwarranted.

Local Roundup: PV girls take EAL title with win at Enterprise

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:28 AM CST

By beating last year's Eastern Athletic League champions on Tuesday night, the Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team clinched this year's title.

Local briefs

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

History professor to speak at book store Chico State History professor Ken Rose talks will answer questions and sign his newest book at Barnes and Noble in Chico at 3 p.

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Posted: 12 Feb 2008 07:39 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: More than 200 Chico school positions may be on cutting block; Chico plans to experiment with bollards; Panel to discuss "disorderly events" ordinance; And more.

Ridge tree committee avoids being axed Tuesday

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:31 AM CST

PARADISE — The Paradise Town Council gave the town's Tree Permit Review Committee a temporary reprieve Tuesday.

Ridge woman considered leader in fraud ring gets five years

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — A Paradise woman found to be the ringleader in an identity-theft scheme has been sentenced to five years in prison — a far stiffer penalty than two of her co-defendants from Chico and Durham have received.

Sidelines: Spencer picks up CCAA honor

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:28 AM CST

Audriana Spencer was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association's women's basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Starving student: Mexican-American eatery has cheap, tasty food

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:29 AM CST

I have eaten goat brains. These weren't some sort of delicacy brains properly prepared at some fancy Manhattan restaurant — they were fried up after being pulled from a meat case at an open-air restaurant that had no door or front walls.

Survey unearths Palermo's septic problems

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Butte County supervisor is hoping a sanitary systems survey done in Palermo will lead the way to grant money, and even some kind of a fix for septic and drainage system problems for the area.

T'birds can't hold off Bulldogs

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:28 AM CST

Las Plumas held an advantage early, but wasn't able to hold off Gridley on Tuesday night as the Bulldogs used a 21-point fourth period for the 59-44 victory.

William Finch students win Glenn Academic Decathlon

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:30 AM CST

ORLAND — For the third straight year, a team of students from William Finch Charter School won the team competition in Glenn County's Academic Decathlon earlier this month.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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'Let me call you sweetheart ...'

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

Members of Bidwell Generals, a barbershop singing group Bill "Duke" Andrus, Jack Dewees, Warren Haskell and Lee Atkins (left to right) rehearsed Feb.

Campus Clips

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Help with student aid renewal today Advisers will be available today to assist current students in filing a renewal application for student aid for the 2008-2009 academic

Cars shot at south of Chico

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

Butte County sheriff's deputies said two vehicles, each carrying several people, were shot at and hit early Saturday morning on Dayton Road, south of Hegan Lane.

County warns of deadly dog disease

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

Butte County's Health Department has issued an alert over a deadly dog disease. Monday, the department reported an upsurge in canine distemper virus cases in Butte and surrounding counties.

Daily Planner: February 13

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

Events NURTURING NEST: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open house of new home of First 5 Glenn County. The Nurturing Nest, 1035 West Wood St.

Durham's "red shoes" lady excited about the schools

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

DURHAM — If you run into Barbara Gaskin, ask her about the "red shoes" incident. She will smile.

Early traffic: Wrecks and donkeys

Posted: 11 Feb 2008 09:59 AM CST

A series of accidents and even donkeys may cause traffic problems this morning At about 7:50 a.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 70, just south Palermo Road There was no immediate word about

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Chico State golf teams come out big winners at annual fundraiser

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

The fifth annual Wildcat Golf Booster Dinner and Reverse Raffle Fundraiser, held at Butte Creek CC, raised approximately $25,000 to help support the Chico State men's and women's golf teams.

Editorial: School buses could fix safety problem

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

In a strange bit of coincidental timing, the streets of Chico were calm and orderly Monday morning, the day after our Sunday Spotlight about the road hazards in front of schools.

Even chronic disease can't keep us from becoming centenarians

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:26 AM CST

CHICAGO -- Living to 100 is easier than you might think. Surprising new research suggests that even people who develop heart disease or diabetes late in life have a decent shot at reaching the century mark.

Fireplace smoke advisory issued

Posted: 11 Feb 2008 01:40 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.

High school gunman signs writ seeking trial

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A Las Plumas High School student charged with taking several classmates hostage at gunpoint has signed a new legal writ, challenging his conviction and 22-year prison sentence, according to his mother.

InnerView: Emily Alma retires, takes time to reflect

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

Emily Alma had an idea in 1991, and it was a good one. That idea evolved through the years to become Community Collaborative for Youth.

Lantos a fierce defender of animal rights

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- The death Monday of Rep. Tom Lantos, D-California, leaves the animal rights movement without one of its most passionate and influential legislative allies.

Letter: Don't blindly vote for Clinton

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

Any woman who cares about women's liberation should not vote for Hillary Clinton. I'm a liberal feminist.

Letter: No benefits to new Wal-Mart

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

Concerning the Wal-Mart expansion and the new store on the north side of town, the article in Saturday's Enterprise-Record gave no upside to the expansion or the new store.

Letter: Reality check on McCain

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

For a Republican newspaper in a Republican community, here's a little balance in presidential election news regarding John McCain, courtesy Time magazine: "He (McCain) says U.

Letter: Start finding solutions

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

Grain should be grown for food rather than fuel. The price of corn is up and rising, as an incentive to grow more, much to be used to produce ethanol.

Local Roundup: Roadrunners falter in ninth

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

The Butte College baseball team allowed five runs in the top of the ninth inning and fell to Yuba 11-9 Monday at Cowan Park.

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Posted: 11 Feb 2008 08:49 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Chico reaches out for input on General Plan update; New Durham school superintendent talks about her job; And more.

On Foot: This way to the mystery of the cairns

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

On the Rim Trail on Friday morning, a friend and I worked our way up from the Easter Cross parking lot to a ways past the power lines before turning around and heading back down.

Plan longs for students' voices

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

Input is being sought from students as outreach and meetings continue in the process of updating the city's General Plan.

Retired Federal Employees meet today

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

Chico chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet today in the game room at The Lodge at Terraces Senior Living, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace.

Roof fire damages west Chico home

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

An ill Danny Humphers was trying to get some much-needed rest Monday afternoon when his nap on the couch was interrupted by a neighbor banging on his door.

Septic study reviews Chico neighborhood and Palermo

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Studies reviewing well water conditions and septic system function in a neighborhood in eastern Chico and in the community of Palermo will be discussed Today during the Butte County Board of Supervisors' meeting.

Sideliens: Spencer named Player of the Week

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:33 AM CST

Chico State guard Audriana Spencer has been named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb.

Swinging toward spring

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

An undeniably beautiful day sent people outdoors Monday for sunshine and fresh air. Here, Riley Williamson, 4, who was at the Hooker Oak Recreation Area with her mom, Lisa Williamson, catches some air.

TV's hit series may be on their way back

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:27 AM CST

LOS ANGELES -- TV producers are expected to be back at work this week, preparing for the return of writers as soon as Wednesday, now that the Writers Guild of America has moved to end its three-month-old strike.

Teen arrested in alleged vehicle assault

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

ORLAND -- A juvenile driver was arrested Friday night on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he reportedly tried to force another vehicle off the road.

Trial delay sought in hazing case to challenge rulings

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:26 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Attorneys for three former Chico fraternity officials, charged with criminal hazing, will seek a stay of the upcoming jury trial to challenge prior legal rulings in the case.

When can we expect our favorite shows?

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 02:18 AM CST

NEW YORK -- No more writers on picket lines. No more network TV bosses scrambling for replacement shows.

Willows Council may send container ban back to planners

Posted: 12 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

WILLOWS -- A proposed law to ban huge metal shipping containers some people are using for storage around the city may not pass tonight's second round of discussion by the City Council.

Monday, February 11, 2008

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Amy Winehouse grabs 5 Grammys; Kanye West takes 4

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:15 PM CST

LOS ANGELES -- Trapped half a world away by the place she promised to never "go, go, go," a vibrant, exuberant Amy Winehouse dominated the Grammys on Sunday night, winning five awards and delivering a defiant performance of her autobiographical hit

Blog Log

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:15 PM CST

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

But This is Chico: In praise of the flaneur &mdash; wise, merry and godlike

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:15 PM CST

Tom Hodgkinson is a man after my own heart. In his book "How to be Idle," he praises the flaneur — the sentient ambler through urban space.

Forbestown man charged in reported shooting

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:15 PM CST

FORBESTOWN -- After aiding a Forbestown shooting victim who was driving himself to the hospital Saturday night, law enforcement officers later arrested another Forbestown man on charges of attempted murder.

Input sought on "party" ordinance

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:16 PM CST

Officials are seeking constructive comments on the controversial "disorderly events" ordinance as the new law goes back for public discussion.

Johnson wins pole for Daytona 500

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:15 PM CST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Hendrick Motorsports juggernaut just keeps on rolling. Reigning NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson won his second Daytona 500 pole less than 24 hours after new Hendrick teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Letter: Come join juggling club

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:16 PM CST

I'm a sixth-grader at C.O.R.E. Butte Charter School. There is this really fun juggling club I've gone to, and I want more people to come to it.

Letter: Hospice care a blessing

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:16 PM CST

Congratulations to Enloe Hospice on its 30-year anniversary of service to our community. What started out as a grass-roots movement was embraced by Enloe at a time when there wasn't even the ability to be reimbursed financially for these

Letter: Merging gets dangerous

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:16 PM CST

On a regular basis, vehicles get into the merge lane (at the intersection of Bruce Road and California Park Drive) and force drivers in the left lane to brake drastically or nearly drive them into oncoming traffic, just so that they can get that one

Letter: Toy run a huge success

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:16 PM CST

The folks at Calvary Chapel of Paradise and Maranatha Motorcycle Ministry want to say a big thank you to all the folks who made the 2007 TJ Memorial Butte County Toy Run the most successful in our 20-year history.

Most people in poll believe country is in grips of a recession

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:15 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Empty homes and for-sale signs clutter neighborhoods. You've lost your job or know someone who has.

News of Our Past

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:15 PM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Canyon cache; Dynamite destroyed' One hundred pounds of dynamite — left over from mining ventures at least a decade ago — was burned Monday by California

Restaurant owner is getting to know everybody in Paradise

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:16 PM CST

PARADISE -- When Dave Davis moved to Paradise about four years ago, he was struck by the friendliness of the people in his new town.

Some states push for popular vote

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 11:15 PM CST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- If John R. Koza gets his way, American voters will never again have to wonder about the workings of the Electoral College and why it decides who sits in the White House.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

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'Clubhouse' planned to help mentally ill

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

You are appreciated. You are needed. That's the message Mike Little wants to give Butte County residents who have mental illnesses.

Creating safety on the way to school

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Keeping students safe on Chico's streets on their way to and from school challenges the efforts of a plethora of players.

Dave Davies column: Hall of Fame dinner not too far away

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

That's why I'm asking you, our readers, to think about nominations for inductees to this year's Hall of Fame class.

EAL's opening titles give sneak preview

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

RED BLUFF — From here on out in the prep wrestling world, every match carries more and more meaning because two losses can equal the end of the season.

Editorial: New city manager has enormous task

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Chico's new city manager is, by most accounts, is a likable man and a capable leader. For all his strengths, though, he seems to have one obvious weakness — his sense of timing.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Organic growing classes planned The California Certified Organic Farming Foundation will hold growing organic classes with Ben Lewis, certification services trainer and inspector.

Honor roll

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Bidwell Junior High School The following students at Bidwell Junior High School earned honor roll grades during the fall semester: Grade seven — Michelle Bailey, Madison Bassow, Jenell Beavers-Von Bargen, Kassaundra Bender, Kelly Bennett,

Lake Oroville level low despite recent storms

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Mother Nature has been raining and snowing buckets this winter, but so far local reservoirs remain low.

Letter: Candidates skip out on work

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Sen. Robert Dole did the right thing when he resigned from the U.S. Senate before launching his candidacy for president in 1996.

Letter: Demise of program upsetting

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

The threatened demise of Enloe's Maternal Child Homecare (letters, Feb. 2, "Program in jeopardy") is a prime example of the dysfunctions in our current health care system.

Letter: Elections chief naive

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Alan Sheckter's Monday article, "Counting on delays," bemoans the prospect of waiting a few more hours to tabulate votes in the primary election because of the decertification of electronic voting machines by California's secretary of state.

Letter: Guns were once allowed

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

The sentence on Gregory Wright is far too harsh. In 1936 in England the students in my class agreed to bring in any pistols they had at home.

Letter: Parking ticket a rip-off

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

I am outraged. I went to Chico to Costco and parked in a handicapped spot as I have a blue disabled card clipped to my visor.

Letter: Strong sentence deserved

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

It seems the supporters of Gregory Wright have organized a letter writing campaign on his behalf. Well, I am glad he received a strong sentence.

Letter: Torture never acceptable

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Now it's official. The CIA has admitted it publicly and the White House has put its seal of approval on the CIA's admission.

Letter: Wright's sentence justified

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

As the deputy district attorney assigned to prosecute the Gregory Wright case, I was ethically bound to file only those charges supported by the evidence.

Local Roundup: Wildcat skid slips to 11

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Jesse Soto scored a game-high 18 points for the Chico State men's basketball team Saturday night, but the Wildcats went down to their 11th straight defeat in a 79-67 setback at Cal State Monterey Bay in Seaside.

Obama wins Nebraska, Washington state and Louisiana, slicing Clinton's delegate lead

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 10:51 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barack Obama swept the Louisiana primary and caucuses in Nebraska and Washington state Saturday night, slicing into Sen.

Orland gets top nod in section soccer pairings

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

The Orland High boys soccer team earned the No. 1 seed in the Northern Section Division II playoffs as expected when the pairings were released Saturday afternoon, while Butte View League rival Gridley picked up the No.

Pluta's tune simply a hit

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

It would have taken near-perfection to follow the first-game pitching show Chico State's Mike Robbins put on.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Highway 149 BETWEEN CHICO AND OROVILLE — No traffic-interfering work is expected this week in the ongoing $105 million project to widen the road to four

Some adults leave wrong impression

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

I buy into that whole "it takes a village to raise a child" thing. But not enough people realize it takes only one idiot to corrupt a child.

Some people just aren't good at being sick

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Recently I had the doubtful pleasure of being genuinely, sincerely and disgustingly sick, and, I've got to tell you, I don't do sick well.

Spending the tax rebate: Will it help?

Posted: 10 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

An estimated 130 million taxpayers will receive an extra chunk of change this tax season after Congress passed an economic relief package Thursday, but local taxpayers expressed doubt about whether the bill will prevent a recession.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

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Budget squeeze starts to show

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:23 AM CST

DURHAM -- A sense of just how tight local schools' budget squeeze might be surfaced this week during a meeting of the Durham Unified School District board of trustees.

Correction for Feb. 9

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

In Thursday's Style, an article about a Girl Scout council merger incorrectly stated the organization's nut sales will start Feb.

Daily Planner: February 10

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

Events CRAFTS AND COLLECTIBLES SALE: 9a.m.-3p.m. Paradise Veteran's Hall, 6550 Skyway. Antiques, art, blankets, candles, clothing, crafts, food, jewelry, plants.

EIR finds Wal-Mart expansion likely won't harm economy

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

The impact of a Wal-Mart Supercenter on local grocery stores won't be as detrimental as opponents fear, according to a study in response to an opposing group's claims.

EIR finds Wal-Mart expansion won't harm economy

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

The impact of a Wal-Mart Supercenter on local grocery stores won't be as detrimental as opponents fear, according to a study in response to an opposing group's claims.

Early traffic: No wrecks but fog possible

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 09:45 AM CST

There are no reported problems on Butte and Glenn county roads, however travelers heading south may run into fog.

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

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

HIT -- Oftentimes, the best defense against scams, vandalism and other crimes is vigilant friends and neighbors.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Salvation Is Of The Lord," from guest speaker Jacob Kliebe; 6 p.

Grain by grain: Sand mandala taking shape at Chico State University

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

Precisely placed grains of sand are slowly being added to the "Wheel of Time" mandala -- the Kalachakra mandala -- in the lobby of the Bell Memorial Union at Chico State University.

It's PV again: Vikings dominate rival Panthers

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

The boisterous Pleasant Valley High student section chanted "Just like football!" in ecstatic fashion as the final seconds ticked off the clock at Acker Gym on Friday night.

Letter: Keep program alive

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

I read, with interest and concern, Naomi Mojica's letter Feb. 2 about the threatened discontinuation of Enloe Maternal Child HomeCare due to lack of an insurance contract with Blue Shield.

Letter: Legal immigration is fine

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

I am not anti-immigrant — my grandparents immigrated here. I am grateful they did even though I disagree with something.

Letter: Send this job overseas

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

Let's outsource the presidency and stop the circus. — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letter: Try adopting adult dogs

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

The article in Monday's newspaper featuring boxer rescuer Tracy Hon prompted this letter. It is very common for potential adopters to want to adopt baby animals, not only because of their cuteness and quirkiness, but also because people are

Local Briefs for Feb. 9

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

Man dies following suspected suicide DURHAM -- A young Durham man who allegedly shot himself in the head Sunday while driving on Grainland Road died Monday at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, according to a death notice sent to the Enterprise-Record.

Local Roundup: No. 14 Wildcats rally to complete comeback over S.F. State

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Melissa Richardson scored 15 points on five 3-pointers and the No. 14 Chico State women's basketball team overcame a 14-point, second-half deficit to pull out a 55-46 California Collegiate Athletic Association road win Friday over San Francisco

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Posted: 08 Feb 2008 08:44 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Report looks at two possible Wal-Marts in Chico; Fate of Paradise Tree Permit Review Committee goes before Town Council Tuesday; and more.

Orland police scramble to address several school incidents

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

ORLAND — A couple of Orland police officers spent a fair amount of time Thursday responding to problems at three local schools.

Poll: Getting out of Iraq a better way to help economy

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- The heck with Congress' big stimulus bill. The way to get the country out of recession -- and most people think we're in one -- is to get the country out of Iraq, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll.

Polries' late free throws beat Winters

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

After three periods of lackluster offensive performances, both Las Plumas High and Winters stepped up play in the fourth, pushing the game right down to the wire for a last second shot Friday night before a Thunderbird homecoming crowd.

Public events scheduled around the mandala

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:22 AM CST

Feb. 10 -- Kalachakra Teaching, Sky Creek Dharma Center, 120 Three Oaks Court, Chico. 7-9 p.m. Suggested donation: $10.

Religious Briefs for Feb. 9

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

Women's guild meets Tuesday PARADISE — The women of St. Thomas More Guild will hold their monthly meeting 1 p.

Senior Planner

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

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

Sidelines: Outlaws to hold player tryouts

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

The defending Golden Baseball League champion Chico Outlaws have scheduled a one-day player tryout beginning at 8 a.

Tree panel leader concerned over changes in ordinance

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

PARADISE -- The chairwoman of Paradise's Tree Permit Review Committee is concerned about a city-sponsored effort that will disband the committee and change the way the city protects its trees.

Trustees to place bond measure on June ballot

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

WILLOWS — On the heels of passage of Orland's successful bond election, trustees at Willows Unified School District declared their intention of putting their own bond measure on the June ballot.

Two ridge campuses locked down today

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 08:19 PM CST

PARADISE — Youth For Change and Paradise High School went into lockdown just after noon today, when police were told two youths had been seen on a bike path between the two campuses with a firearm.

Wardrobe recalls Orland of yesterday

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:19 AM CST

ORLAND -- Edith Barceloux is 90, and though she doesn't wear them anymore, her dresses, gowns, hats, coats and jewelry spanning at least 50 years of her life are still capturing attention.

Willows schools face gloomy budget forecast

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 12:24 AM CST

WILLOWS — As the state budget crisis gathers over Glenn County, officials at Willows Unified School District are preparing for the worst.

Wolves' skid ends as Wildcat offense sputters

Posted: 09 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Chico State got them on and got them over. The problem was getting them in. The No. 14 Wildcat baseball team stranded 11 runners, including eight in scoring position and two to end the game, falling to No.

Friday, February 08, 2008

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"Shadows and Shade" program presented

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

PARADISE -- The Paradise Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Spinning Wheel banquet room, 5522 the Skyway.

Barrett, Panthers make it great

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

Ashley Barrett dribbled right, crossed over and dribbled with her left hand but couldn't find space to get off a shot in the waning seconds of overtime Thursday night at Varley Gym.

Bidwell bike brigade

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Mountain biking moms Kate Hicks (right) and Sabine Coffee of Chico ride through Bidwell Park with their daughters Anna (left) and Tessa on a spring-like Wednesday.

Bobcats line up their victory

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

Every night in the Eastern Athletic League is a battle and Thursday night at Oroville was no exception.

Buttes most wanted for Feb. 8

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Larry Leonard Riley The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Larry Leonard Riley for a warrant charging him with battery upon a custodial officer.

Daily Planner for Feb. 8

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Events NORCAL CENTER ON DEAFNESS SPAGHETTI FEED AND BINGO NIGHT: 6-7:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30-9 p.m. Bingo.

DeGarmo Park's facelift continues with playground, dog park projects

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Work continues on two additions to DeGarmo Park in north Chico that will provide a place to play for both children and dogs.

Editorial: Truth often gets buried by politics

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:20 AM CST

We know it's too much to ask for truthful politics, as that by nature is an oxymoron. But we never cease to be amazed that blatant deception in politics cons the voters so often.

Elevation is motivation for Chico local O'Rourke

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

The construction management major frequents his parents' snow cabin in La Porte, a town of about 100 people.

Elk Creek teen arrested in Chico man's slaying

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:32 AM CST

WILLOWS -- A 17-year-old Elk Creek, already in custody at Jane Hahn Juvenile Center in Willows, was arrested Thursday in connection with the beating death of a Chico man last December.

Elk Creek teen arrested in death of Chico man

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:12 PM CST

WILLOWS — Glenn County Sheriff's deputies arrested 17-year-old Lyle Eugene Burrows of Elk Creek this morning in connection with the alleged beating death of a Chico man last December at Grindstone Rancheria.

Fire displaces residents in four apartments

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 04:57 PM CST

Flames destroyed one unit in a four-plex at Villa East Apartments on East Shasta Avenue early this morning, making the tenant homeless.

Flames destroy interior of unit at Villa East Apartments

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

Flames destroyed the interior of one unit in a four-plex at Villa East Apartments on East Shasta Avenue early Thursday morning, displacing the tenant.

Flower-lover gives advice on garden planning

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

We're all ready to think about spring, so Saturday's program for the Weekend Gardeners will feature getting your garden ready for planting a vegetable and herb garden as early as possible.

Glenn educators may change special ed funding plan

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

ORLAND — A review of the long-awaited results of a fiscal review by an outside agency, and a report from Orland Unified School district dominated most of Wednesday's meeting of the Glenn County Special Education Local Plan Area, known as SELPA.

Glenn schools knew of billbacks

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

WILLOWS -- While Glenn County Superintendent of Schools Arturo Barrera has publicly blamed the previous administration for failing to inform the school districts about rising special education costs — or how much they would be —

Gunman kills 5 at public meeting in St. Louis suburb before police take him out

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 11:05 PM CST

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A gunman with a history of acrimony against city leaders stormed a council meeting tonight, killing two police officers and three other people before law enforcers fatally shot him, authorities said.

Homeless funds to provide counseling services

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

A $25,000 grant will help provide counseling services for homeless families in Chico, said Tom Tenorio, executive director of the Community Action Agency of Butte County.

Intoxicated driver involved in head-on crash gets 17 years

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:33 AM CST

OROVILLE - An intoxicated driver, who killed one person and seriously injured three others in a head-on crash near Chico, drew the maximum sentence in court Thursday of 17 years in prison.

Jeep Cherokee bursts into flames after parts are burglarized

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

Chico fire crews were called to Payless 4 Wheel Drive on East Ninth Street about 2 a.m. Thursday for a vehicle fire threatening a building.

Judge rejects legal challenge in hostage case

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A judge has rejected a mother's legal challenge seeking to overturn the conviction and imprisonment of her 17-year-old son in connection with an armed hostage situation at Las Plumas High School last fall.

Letter: Frogs hit the right notes

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:20 AM CST

Thank you, E-R, for the front page story in Sunday's paper about tree frogs spicing up Chico with their song.

Letter: Health insurance can be fixed

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:20 AM CST

ABX11, promising health care for all Californians, failed in committee, but not because of poor intentions.

Letter: Where have all the nurses gone?

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:20 AM CST

Do you remember when nursing care was all about the patient? I am not out to put anyone hospital or nurse down.

Letter: Women gang up on Clinton

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:20 AM CST

There are many good reasons to vote for or against any of the remaining candidates for president. However, Hillary Clinton is being attacked by too many other women for reasons that are unfair and sexist.

Local Roundup: Four-run rally ignites Wildcats

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

Sparked by solid production through the middle of its order, the No. 14 Chico State baseball team rallied for a four-run inning sixth inning to defeat No.

Man crashes truck, runs home

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:20 AM CST

A Chico man, who crashed his work truck along the Cohasset Road on ramp to southbound Highway 99 Thursday afternoon, was seen minutes later, covered in blood, running on Mangrove Avenue.

McCain seals GOP nomination as Romney suspends campaign

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 01:51 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination today as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering campaign.

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Posted: 07 Feb 2008 08:15 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: El Creek teen arrested for alleged homicide; Judge tosses request for trial in Las Plumas standoff case; and more.

Paradise teen gets Super Bowl wish

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

PARADISE -- It was a trip where every wish was granted — even one that couldn't possibly be arranged.

Sidelines: Butte players sign national letters

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

Six Butte College football players signed national letters of intent with several colleges Wednesday on campus.

Sow There: Bulbs show up when I need them most

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

On dull, gray mornings, I sometimes need a little pick-me-up to set the day in the right direction. Luckily, that inspiration is just a few steps away from my front door.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: DFG writes nearly 500 salmon fishing citations on Feather River

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

The Butte County Fish and Game Commission held its February meeting on Monday night in Chico. Agenda items included a warden's report, with Chico Department of Fish and Game warden Chad Alexander doing a PowerPoint presentation on Feather River

police report for Feb. 8

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 02:22 AM CST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Jan.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

8,900 votes wait to be counted in Butte County

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

OROVILLE -- While the Butte County Web site says 100 percent of the vote was counted Tuesday night, it could be four weeks before all of the ballots are counted.

A look at how voters voted locally, across state

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 04:25 PM CST

Local voters' picks in the Democratic and Republican parties' presidential primaries matched statewide results, but differed on four of the seven statewide propositions.

Art Brief: Avenue 9 displays art of David Mallory

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:12 PM CST

Visitors to Chico's Avenue 9 Gallery's "David Mallory at Home and Abroad" exhibit will see how locations that range from Chico waterways to rugged hills of Spain and the high desert of Mexico have affected his paintings.

Art Brief: Crux seeing all-yellow on Friday

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Crux Artist Collective will host an art show and showcase, 7-11 p.m. Friday for its Yellow Art Show. Several theatrical performances and ambient music by Holger Honda will add to the atmosphere.

Art Brief: Tom Joslin's big landscapes featured at Chico Paper Company

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:10 PM CST

Born and raised in Alaska, local large-scale landscape oil painter Tom Joslin is one of February's featured artists at Chico Paper Company.

Biblio File Book Review: How tweet it is &mdash; An anthology of ornithology from a Chico State professor

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:10 PM CST

Roger Lederer, emeritus professor of biological sciences at Chico State University, and the school's first Jack Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy, has just published a full-color compendium of bird lore that's a must-have for kids and

Butte County vote total will grow

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 11:59 AM CST

OROVILLE — While the Butte County Web site says 100 percent of the precinct vote was counted Tuesday night, that doesn't mean all of the ballots cast have been tallied.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 7, 2008

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 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 Editor's Column: Nielsen ratings participation follow-up &mdash; The thrill is gone

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Last week I promised to "humbly carry out my duty, for Nielsen and country," and by golly I'm still doing so.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 7, 2008

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Thursday, Feb. 7 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by People of the Oaks, Mute Witness, Belda Beast.

Check It Out: Generation Y gets its answers in the library

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

What age group makes the most use of public libraries? According to a recent report from Pew Research, it's young adults in tech-loving Generation Y, ages 18-30.

Collision closes Highway 70

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 08:57 PM CST

Two people were injured in a collision that has the southbound lane of Highway 70 closed just below Jarbo Gap.

Daily Planner: February 7

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 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: February 8

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Events NORCAL CENTER ON DEAFNESS SPAGHETTI FEED AND BINGO NIGHT: 6-7:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30-9 p.m. Bingo.

Durham school security up for discussion

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

DURHAM -- Policies that apply to school security — covering such things as the use of surveillance cameras on campus and buses — will go before the Durham Unified School District Board of Trustees tonight.

Early traffic: Things looking good

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 09:15 AM CST

While things can always change in seconds, early traffic is looking good as of 7:15 a.m. today. No significant traffic problems have been reported in Butte or Glenn counties.

Editorial: Voters not fooled by political trick

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Money wins elections, but California voters deserve intelligence points for knowing when they're being taken.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Fuller has picked up her pace

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

The scoring column has been getting fuller lately for Champion Christian forward Camille Fuller. Most of it can be attributed to her being more full of herself.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'There Will Be Blood' rocks reviewers at the Pageant

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

"There Will Be Blood" stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an oil prospector obsessed with finding black gold in early California.

Indictments handed down in murder-for-hire case

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

A federal grand jury in Sacramento has returned an indictment charging Ann Marie Linscott, 48, with three counts of using interstate commerce to solicit someone to kill an Oroville woman.

Leland Gordon column 'The Nosebleed Section': Scholarships are nice, not mandatory

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

National Letters of Intent are nothing to scoff at. After all, it takes prep athletes years and years of hard work and then the effort to market themselves in order to get one.

Letters: Sentence too stringent

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

I was saddened to hear that Gregory Wright's attorney convinced him to plead to 22 years in prison but am now encouraged to see that Wright's mom is fighting for her son.

Letters: That's entertainment?

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

"Tell It to the E-R" too often produces a black mark on an otherwise excellent newspaper. The editorial staff has once again used iniquitous, wrongheaded judgment printing a phone message in "Tell It.

Letters: Wright railroaded

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Gregory Wright's mother broke into tears of shock and grief when she saw his attorney go forward with the plea of no contest.

Local Red Cross chapter finds new home

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

The Butte County office of the American Red Cross has a new home and a new partner that should make the agency work more efficiently, better serving disaster victims locally and nationwide.

Local Roundup: Braves boys move into first in MVLS

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

Craig Lohse had 13 points and five assists and A.J. Gonzales had 13 points and seven rebounds as the Hamilton High boys basketball team avenged its only league loss with a 57-39 home romp over Esparto to move into a first-place tie in the Mid-Valley

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Valencia plays hard as floor leader for Eagles

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

PRINCETON — Watching Logan Valencia practice with his Princeton High teammates, it's obvious that he works hard and plays hard.

Music Brief: Clinton's Funkadelic hits Chico Saturday

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

George Clinton has been kicking out the funk for almost 40 years. Saturday, the 66-year-old Clinton brings his Parliament Funkadelic ensemble to Chico's Senator Theatre, courtesy of JMax Productions.

Music Brief: Midnight tecnho at Panama's

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:12 PM CST

Chico's Holger Honda (aka Hjalmar Hake) will perform live and on the turntables at midnight Saturday at Panama's.

Music Brief: Miss Derringer's punk-pop gothic sounds at Nick's

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:11 PM CST

Liz McGrath brings her band, Miss Derringer to Nick's Night Club in Chico. Tonight's show, which also features The Zombats, is set for 9:30 p.

Music Preview: Groundation brings groove-based reggae to Chico State

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:06 PM CST

Groundation is a roots reggae band that has gained an international following since forming in 1998, when three music majors, Marcus Urani, Ryan Newman and Harrison Stafford, came together at Sonoma State College to form the core of the group.

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Posted: 06 Feb 2008 09:14 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Grand jury indites woman in murder-for-hire case; Final tally from Tuesday's election could take a month; North Chico residents concerned about scam; and more.

North State Voices: One extraordinary person can change a life

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

Every now and then, the good Lord shines down upon me. Good fortune reigns in my life. A knight in shining armor appears.

Paradise schools to improve snow day response

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

PARADISE -- Although not ready to decide how many days to add onto Paradise Unified School District's school year, Superintendent Steve Jennings is ready to discuss how to react differently on future snow days.

Performing Arts Brief: 'Rhythm 'n Motion' cavalcade of dancing kids delights audiences

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:06 PM CST

PARADISE — Dozens of young dancers Friday and Saturday offered a remarkable assortment of steps and styles at "Rhythm 'n Motion" at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Performing Arts Brief: Lizardo and friends combines music, theater and fashion for 'Eyelash Lake'

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:10 PM CST

The brainchild of Chico singer-songwriter, artist and fashionista Erin Lizardo, "Eyelash Lake" will offer attendees music, theater, fashion and art at 1078 Gallery, 8 p.

Roadrunner women slip up

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 02:26 AM CST

Sports wisdom has always had that one rule about maintained poise being the key to winning a championship.

School time

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

Honors The Pleasant Valley High School Academic Decathlon team won the Butte County competition Saturday and will compete at the state level next month.

Sierra Cascade Girl Scout Council morphs into larger nor-cal unit

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

There have been changes at the council level for Girl Scouts in the north state as well as across the nation, but chances are Brownies, Scouts and Cadets the council serves won't notice a difference.

Solicitations smell like a scam, neighbors say

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

A young man or woman comes to your door and tells you they're selling books, or maybe magazine subscriptions, to pay for a school-related trip.

Theater Brief: Smoking gun of fun promised at Blue Room

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:12 PM CST

"Booze, bullets and bust lines," proclaims a bazaar press release in advance of "Billy and the Kid," a two-weekend late-night special event sandwiched in between two Blue Room Theatre seasonal offerings.

Theater Preview: Rogue's 'Killer Joe' is a guaranteed thriller

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:07 PM CST

"Killer Joe," which Chico's Rogue Theatre describes as "white-trash gothic with a comic-book spin," is reminiscent of a classic 1950s thriller set in contemporary Texas, with numerous twists and turns.

Three companies indicted over contaminated pet food

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:04 AM CST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two Chinese businesses and a U.S. company were indicted Wednesday in the tainted pet food incidents that killed potentially thousands of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 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.

Yuba DMV renovations may affect offices here

Posted: 07 Feb 2008 12:05 AM CST

Department of Motor Vehicle offices in Butte and Colusa counties may have to pick up the slack when the DMV facility in Yuba City closes later this month for renovations.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

11:11 p.m.: McCain seizes GOP command on Super Tuesday; Clinton, Obama battle for Democrats

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 01:20 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain seized command of the race for the Republican presidential nomination early Wednesday, winning delegate-rich primaries from the East Coast to California. Democratic rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama traded victories in an epic struggle with no end in sight.

11:15 p.m.: Clinton, McCain sustain local leads, but opponents whittle away

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 01:16 AM CST

With nearly 85 percent of Butte County precincts reporting, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain continue leading for their respective parties' presidential nominations.

Alameda County polls ordered to remain open until 10 p.m.

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 11:20 PM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered polls in Alameda County to remain open as late as 10 p.m.

And now ... the Butte-Siskiyous sequel

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:23 AM CST

Virtually nothing has changed since Butte and Siskiyous last met in what is this year's prime Golden Valley Conference women's basketball matchup.

Ballot bubble may baffle

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 01:22 PM CST

The lay out of the paper ballots in today's election may be causing confusion among some voters. Voters are noticing that the fill-in bubble associated with a candidate's name is offset, which could possibly cause a mistaken vote.

Biblio File Book Review: How tweet it is &mdash; An anthology of ornithology from a Chico State professor

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:53 PM CST

This review will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. Roger Lederer, emeritus professor of biological sciences at Chico State University, and the school's first Jack Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy, has just published a full-color

California at center of historic Super Tuesday election

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 11:25 PM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California drew the eyes of the nation today, as the most populous state wielded its influence in the presidential nominating process for the first time in decades.

Chico woman's bizarre behavior puzzles Glenn County sheriff's officials

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

BUTTE CITY — Glenn County sheriff's officials will probably file criminal complaints against a Chico woman for allegedly driving recklessly and resisting arrest, but don't know if she belongs in jail.

Clinton wins California Democratic primary

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:38 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California delivered for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the state's Democratic presidential primary, but even second place may have been fruitful for Barack Obama.

Confusion over ballot bubbles caused by design

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

The design of the paper ballots for Tuesday's election has caused comments about a confusing ballot and mistaken voting.

Council appoints Burkland as permanent city manager

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

Dave Burkland will lose the "interim" moniker of his title and will take the helm as top city administrator.

Daily Planner: February 7

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 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.

Durham man allegedly shoots himself while driving

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

A young Durham man allegedly shot himself in the head while driving on Grainland Road early Sunday morning, in what officials believe was an attempt to commit suicide.

Editorial: Quit stalling and fix budget mess

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

Whew. Glad that election is over with. Maybe now that state legislators have finished their self-preservation ruse, they'll start doing their jobs.

Glenn County Board of Supervisors freezes hiring as result of state's financial crisis

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS — In response to uncertainty caused by potential budget cuts from the state that could affect Glenn County, the Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously Tuesday to freeze hiring.

Glenn County freezes hiring due to money worries

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 05:51 PM CST

WILLOWS — In a unanimous vote today, Glenn County Board of Supervisors placed a freeze on hiring for county jobs.

Glenn County's most wanted for Feb. 6

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Katherine Lopez Gonzalez The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Katherine Lopez Gonzalez for possession of a controlled substance, contempt of court and five

Glenn officials readying request for funds for dispatch center

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS — Although there are still many details to work out, Glenn County's efforts to change its emergency dispatch system continued to move forward with concrete plans to build a central dispatching center.

Hot Hummer ditched

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

An H2 Hummer that was seen sticking up just downstream of the bridge at Ord Ferry Road on the Sacramento River is towed to the shore on Tuesday.

Hundreds cast votes in mock election

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 05:14 PM CST

DURHAM — Hundreds of individuals, most of them too young to cast a ballot, got a chance today to vote for both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in an election that won't count.

Increased water allocation may mean more money for county

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

An increased allocation of water to State Water Project contractors means Butte County could earn more money from a pending water sale to a Southern California water district.

Initiative to secure more community college funding fails

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:46 AM CST

BERKELEY (AP) — Voters rejected a plan to secure more state dollars for California's community colleges, but supporters say the campaign succeeded at drawing attention to the funding woes of the massive system.

Letter: A vote for nature

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

There was a time in Butte County when virtually no laws pertained to conserving the natural resources, and gold miners, timber cutters and land users ran rampant with overuse.

Letter: Spread credit on Butte Creek

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

The recent article by Steve Carson regarding the dire state of Central Valley salmon runs is right on.

Letter: Survey isn't the answer

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

My sympathy and empathy is with all the folks of Chico, but it's time they wake up, smell the coffee, and then reason to the logical conclusion that it's time to "clean the house.

Letter: Water flexibility goes south

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

The Friday E-R editorial wisely calls for vigilance in defending valley aquifers. But the editorial mentioned that, "Efforts to build a little slack into the system by increasing surface storage have been stymied.

Local Roundup: Willows boys rewrite history

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:23 AM CST

None of the players on the Willows High boys basketball roster were born yet when the Honkers last won a league title in 1986.

McCain rides his name to GOP victory despite cash-poor campaign

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:34 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Starved for campaign cash, John McCain never ran a TV commercial in California, the surest way to reach voters in the vast state. He didn't send a piece of mail to voters in a season when mailboxes are stuffed with political advertising.

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Posted: 05 Feb 2008 08:45 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Voters turn out for Super Tuesday primaries; Some question Butte County ballot design; Man receives probation for collision leading to death of Chico State student; and more.

Obama, McCain win in mock election

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

DURHAM — When it comes to Durham, Barack Obama took one election for the Democrats, and John McCain got the nod in a deeply divided GOP contest.

Orland school bond wins, Biggs a bust

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

The only two local measures on Tuesday's ballot — school bonds in Orland and Biggs — appear to have met different fates.

Paper ballots easy in Glenn County

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

GLENN COUNTY — Primary election day in Glenn County was described Tuesday afternoon as quick and easy, with a high number of absentee ballots turned in at the polls.

Probation ordered in fatal Highway 99 crash

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

OROVILLE — In an emotionally charged sentencing Tuesday, an elderly Durham almond rancher was granted probation with no jail time for causing a highway collision which claimed the life of a highly acclaimed young Chico college student.

Second attempt to modify lawmakers' term limits fails too

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:41 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second attempt to modify state legislators' term limits fared only slightly better than the first.

Sentencing delayed for main suspect in child abuse case

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

OROVILLE — Sentencing was delayed Tuesday for the main suspect in a horrendous Butte County child abuse case, over questions whether the Magalia man can now withdraw his plea and stand trial.

Sidelines: Adult indoor soccer scheduled

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:23 AM CST

Off The Wall Soccer Arena is accepting registration for the upcoming adult winter indoor session that begins the week of Feb.

Speakers will gather to discuss global water issues

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

A session about global water issues will be hosted by the Butte Environmental Council, Sacramento River Preservation Trust and the Food and Water Watch, at 6:30 p.

Starving Student: Country music, big cups of coffee and wooden chairs at The Breakfast Buzz

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

Breakfast is truly the greatest meal. It is over breakfast that I get a sense of who a person is, and because breakfast is such an intimate meal, it is one I share with a sacred few.

Super Tuesday voters find machine hiccups and delays, but voting goes smoothly

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 12:54 AM CST

Scattered voting problems, including machine glitches and long lines, emerged in some states on the biggest Super Tuesday ever held in America.

Suspect barricades himself inside apartment for three hours

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:42 AM CST

A man being sought for attempted murder barricaded himself inside a Chico apartment for about three hours Tuesday afternoon, forcing police to shut down Warner Street and keep several residents out of their homes.

Thunderbirds misfire in loss to Wheatland

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:23 AM CST

When the shots don't fall, it's hard to win a basketball game. When the other team can't seem to miss, it all adds up to a 72-52 victory for the visiting Wheatland Pirates over Las Plumas Tuesday night.

Today: February 6

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:47 PM CST

EXPLORING THE FINAL FRONTIER, MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Chico Area Recreation District Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Tornadoes tear across Southern states, killing at least 22 and injuring dozens

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 04:00 AM CST

ATKINS, Ark. (AP) — Tornadoes across four Southern states tore through homes, ripped the roof off a shopping mall and blew apart warehouses in a rare spasm of violent winter weather that killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more.

Update: Barricaded man in custody

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 06:00 PM CST

A man wanted on attempted murder charges from Yuba City, barricaded himself in a Chico apartment for six hours today, surrendering just before 3:30 p.

Voters approve major expansion of tribal gambling in California

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:43 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four California tribes won the right Tuesday to add thousands of slot machines, as voters approved a major expansion of Indian gambling that prompted one of the state's costliest election battles.

Willows' Daniels does in Durham girls

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

DURHAM — Last place in the Sacramento Valley League North. Two injured players. Losers of five of their last six.

With delegate spread still undecided, registrars keep counting

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 04:02 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with overall vote winners declared in California's presidential primary, the fight wasn't over for each campaign's share of the richest delegate pot in the country.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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A doggone beautiful day

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Tenille Gates tosses a tennis ball to her new puppy, Daisey, who gleefully romped about upper Bidwell Park on a pristine Monday afternoon break from the recent wet spell.

Belt-tightening among wealthy shoppers could choke blue-collar households

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:44 AM CST

NEW YORK -- It's hard to feel sorry for well-heeled shoppers whose idea of tough economic times is passing on $1,000 Burberry raincoats or that $300 limo ride while the working poor skimp on vegetables and take the bus.

Black ice causes accidents; one dead

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Black ice contributed to three separate foothill accidents Monday morning, one resulting in the death of a 52-year-old Oroville woman.

Blocked transfer of suspect in craigslist murder-for-hire plot surprises prosecutors

Posted: 04 Feb 2008 07:20 PM CST

SACRAMENTO — The prosecutor appointed to handle the case against Ann Marie Linscott said she's surprised a federal court in Michigan has granted the woman a two-week stay, temporarily blocking her transfer to California.

Blocked transfer of suspect surprises prosecutors

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- The prosecutor appointed to handle the case against Ann Marie Linscott said she's surprised a federal court in Michigan has granted the woman a two-week stay, temporarily blocking her transfer to California.

Butte's Gleason looks to show confidence this year

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:38 AM CST

Two years ago, it looked like Mike Gleason was going to assume his place as one of the Northern Section's top pitching prospects.

Campus Clips

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Black History Month events Tonight, at 7:30 p.

Daily Planner: February 5

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:43 AM CST

Events UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Little Theatre (Ayres 106). "Killer of Sheep," 1977, USA.

Deputies stun man who allegedly assaulted his mother

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

ELK CREEK -- No one would talk to emergency dispatcher Lindsay Corwin when she answered a 9-1-1 call from Grindstone Rancheria Saturday night, but in the background, she heard a woman pleading with a man not to hurt her anymore.

Ed Anderson's golf column 'Tee to Green': Skyway Golf Park offers an innovative junior golf clinic

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:38 AM CST

Steve Brown, manager of the Skyway Golf Park, is hoping to encourage more local participation by junior golfers with an innovative program he is offering at the Skyway Golf Park.

Editorial: The E-R recommends ...

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Proposition 91 (transportation funding): No. Proposition 92 (automatic funding for community colleges): No.

Editorial: Will candidates love us tomorrow?

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

For the first time in decades, California voters have a critical voice in deciding the nominees for president.

InnerView: Ronda Hoffman shares affection for the Paradise experience

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

PARADISE — Ronda Hoffman has lived on the ridge for more than 30 years, and the town has features she is sure are unique.

Letter: Beneficial plants eradicated

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Blackberry bushes, California grapevines and other beneficial plants, have been almost eradicated in Bidwell Park during the past 10 years as a result of park mismanagement.

Letter: Cycling in pack dangerous

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

I feel a great deal of sympathy for Ed McLaughlin and can only hope that he makes a full recovery and is again able to ride his bicycle.

Letter: Who's protecting our money?

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Guess what? The Bush administration is planning (with bipartisan support) to borrow another $160 billion from China to pep up our economy with tax "rebates.

Local Roundup: Redding Christian beats Hamilton in nonleague action

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:38 AM CST

The Redding Christian High boys basketball team defeated Hamilton 77-65 on Monday in a nonleague game in Redding.

Local schools beef-free for a while

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

Alleged mistreatment of cattle in Southern California had local repercussions — thousands of pounds of ground beef are sitting in school freezers, unusable until further notice.

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Posted: 04 Feb 2008 08:16 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Court delays transfer of woman in alleged Internet murder-for-hire plot; Chico police arrest woman in sports booster embezzlement case; and more.

On Foot: Woodland scenes under freeway are a bright spot

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:42 AM CST

I cringe when I pass under the freeway in Bidwell Park. It's unavoidable really, the big cement underpasses of Highway 99 are smack dab in the middle of the paths of lower park.

Oroville woman killed in icy road crash

Posted: 04 Feb 2008 03:42 PM CST

Heavy black ice was a factor in at least three wrecks this morning, one of which resulted in the death of an Oroville woman, who was ejected from her vehicle.

Phone campaign seeks money for search and rescue services

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

A local company has been hired to solicit donations by telephone on behalf of the Butte County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit.

Rethinking isn't wrong

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

I commend the council, as I did in my letter to each of them. "Flip-flop" has become a knee-jerk way to trash an enemy's change of mind.

Sidelines: Chico State games to be televised

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:38 AM CST

Comcast will televise eight Chico State men's and women's basketball games in February and March. The games will be on demand, meaning they can be viewed at any time, beginning the Tuesday after they are played, and will be shown on Butte College

Stirling City customers go two days without power

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

STIRLING CITY -- Except for a brief period on Sunday afternoon, at least 179 PG&E customers in Stirling City were without electricity from early Saturday night to about 4 p.

Stirling City customers still without electricity

Posted: 04 Feb 2008 05:38 PM CST

STIRLING CITY — Except for a brief period on Sunday afternoon, at least 179 PG&E customers in Stirling City have been without power since Saturday night.

Suspect arrested in PV sports boosters embezzlement

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

Detectives from the Chico Police Department have arrested a suspect they believe responsible for embezzling funds from Pleasant Valley High School's sports boosters club.

Suspect arrested in high-school embezzlement case

Posted: 04 Feb 2008 07:14 PM CST

Chico police arrested a suspect today on charges of embezzling $69,453.44 from the Pleasant Valley High School sports boosters club.

Three Butte County cities get $2.2 million in housing grants

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — Awards of more than $72 million to assist first-time homebuyers, reduce the number of bank-owned homes and increase the number of rental properties were announced last week by Gov.

Tribute to the troops

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

In the free speech area on the Chico State University campus on Monday, a group called Campus Involvement and Awareness planted 3,942 flags with hand-written names of U.

Two arrests made in expensive Willows Wal-Mart vandalism

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:41 AM CST

A woman also suspected of participating remains at large. Willows police said the trio entered the store just before 8 p.

Monday, February 04, 2008

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A heart for boxers

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

Tracy Hon is devoted to dogs. The Chico kennel owner has rescued unwanted boxers for years. Last year, she was attacked by an ill dog (not a boxer) she had taken in, and she barely succeeded in getting away.

Blog Log

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

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

Boy, 15, charged with murder in killing of parents, two brothers in Baltimore suburb

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:40 PM CST

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy fatally shot his parents and two younger brothers as they slept, then spent more than a day with friends before returning home and calling 9-1-1 to report that his father was dead, police said Sunday.

But This is Chico: Getting to know more about Oz

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

California is like Oz. If you want to get to it from, say, Kansas, you have to cross the Deadly Desert by land or fly.

Chico City Council meets Tuesday

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

Tuesday night the Chico City Council will talk about regulating pedicab fares. The council will consider its Internal Affairs subcommittee's recommendation to not regulate vehicle-for-hire fares, and to let the fares continue to be dictated by the

Editorial: Bush shouldn't tie hands of successor

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

The next president of this country is going to have a hard enough time dealing with the messy Iraq war.

Giants prevent perfect season, beating Patriots 17-14

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:40 PM CST

And what a beauty their 11th straight road victory was, a 17-14 Super Bowl win Sunday that shattered the New England Patriots' unblemished season.

Letter: 'Illegal' is the key word

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

I find it extremely irritating that people like letter writer Shirley Sait-Huneven consistently complain about anti-immigration groups when the truth is most Americans are not against immigrants at all and actually welcome those who wish to enter in

Letter: Focus on future, not past

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

I'm writing to protest the treatment of a story about Enloe a week ago, Wednesday morning, announcing that suits had been filed over the deaths of three patients last year at the time of the anesthesiologist crisis.

Letter: No excuse for torture

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

The CIA's use of torture dates back to the end of World War II, when U.S. intelligence services merged their operations with those of the Nazi spy apparatus headed by SS General Reinhard Gehlen, and adopted the techniques of torture, assassination

Letter: Youths, adults help food bank

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

The Chico Community Food Locker wants to thank the leaders of our local youth in Chico for helping those in need during the holidays.

Man reportedly high on meth leads police on high-speed chase

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 05:28 PM CST

A 27-year-old man reportedly high on methamphetamine led police on a high-speed chase through two counties, ending in front of a north Chico apartment complex Friday night.

Paper ballots expected to yield slower election results

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

It will take an extra few hours to answer the question "Who won?" on Tuesday. After using touch-screen voting machines in the 2006 primary and general elections, Butte and Glenn counties will take a technological step backward to mostly paper

Singing amphibians spice up the Chico night

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 05:28 PM CST

Crickets serenading on a cold winter night? That's how it sounded the other evening not far from Lindo Channel.

Spay-neuter bill to be revived

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

A hotly debated bill requiring most dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered will be on the table again, probably in April.

The E-R recommends ...

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

Proposition 92 (automatic funding for community colleges): No. Proposition 93 (term limits change): No.

U.S. military says it accidentally killed 9 Iraqi civilians in raid south of Baghdad

Posted: 04 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday that it accidentally killed nine Iraqi civilians during an operation targeting al-Qaida in Iraq south of Baghdad.

Walk promotes a greener lifestyle

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 11:41 PM CST

A Quaker couple walking 1,400 miles down the West Coast to promote their sustainable lifestyle found themselves in Chico Sunday.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

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'Tell It' appears to have Internet cousin

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

I've learned to expect questions — a lot of them — about "Tell It to the E-R." Almost every time I make a speech to a community group, it's the first thing anyone asks about.

22-year-old Chico woman dies after being hit walking along Nord Avenue

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 07:20 PM CST

A 22-year-old Chico woman was killed Friday night by a hit-and-run driver while walking on Nord Avenue.

A Super wish come true: Make-A-Wish Foundation sends

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

PARADISE -- Just from a glance at Zach MacDonald's room, it's obvious this 16-year-old loves his football.

All About Us: Sneezing episode brings a renewed love for Buddy

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

Not long ago, my dog Buddy started sneezing in an almost unstoppable way. This was alarming and I immediately called my friend who works in a veterinary office.

Bitker bounce leads Wildcat baseball to win

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:07 AM CST

Sometimes it comes down to how the ball bounces. On a rain-drenched Saturday at Nettleton Stadium, it came down to how it skipped.

Creating a community: Foothill dwellers reorganize

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

spotlight BERRY CREEK -- Giving birth is always a painful and messy process, and every new arrival comes with a measure of uncertainty.

Daily Planner: February 3

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:07 AM CST

Events BENEFIT FOR BECCA: 8 a.m.-noon. Super Bowl Sunday at The Oasis, 1007 W. First St., Chico. Free breakfast, donations accepted.

Daily Planner: February 4

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

Events BINGO NIGHT FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m. Biggs High School multi-purpose room. $3 first card per game; $1 additional cards; 3 for $5.

E-R Super Bowl predictions

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Enterprise-Record sports writers take their cracks at picking the score for today's game: Dave Davies: I have to work today, but I'm going to try and cut out to a Super Bowl party and catch as much of the game as I can.

Editorial: Orland schools need cash infusion

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

In a faltering economy with uncertainty the only certainty, it's a difficult time to try to get voters to raise their own taxes.

Flashbacks from Here and There: Ralph's Museum

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:07 AM CST

CAPE CODE, Dec. 20, 2007 -- Ralph Jones, Gina's Brother-in-law, stretched out comfortably in his well-used easy chair watching television, his favorite occupation these days.

History professor called 'genuinely beautiful human being'

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

When he was alive, Weikun Cheng occasionally gave lectures in Performing Arts Center 134. it made his memorial there Saturday a somber reminder of what had been prematurely taken away.

Letter: Career education gets a lift

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

The E-R editorial "hit" Jan. 26 was both timely and accurate. Community involvement is needed to support career and technical education at our schools.

Letter: City spends without scrutiny

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Fire and police are scapegoated for the budget crisis when the problem lies somewhere else. City expenditures over $10,000 used to be competitively bid, published and passed as a consent item by the council.

Letter: Community quick to help

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

I appreciate the opportunity to respond to some of the mentions of late regarding Butte Humane Society, which I serve as executive director.

Letter: Lenin may be right

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

We are losing the war on terror. Our conventional tactics were predictable and the terrorists exploited our predictability.

Letter: Obama running a strong race

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Anyone thinking that Hillary is the most likely candidate since she's been floating around in Washington longer should consider these facts.

Letter: Pedestrians at risk in Chico

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

The lack of respect shown by car drivers in Chico is beyond the pale. I have lived in the Midwest, Southwest and Pacific Northwest and find that car drivers in Chico seem to think they own the streets.

Local Roundup: GVC woes continue for Butte men in road loss

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

The Butte College men's basketball team's recent slide continued Saturday afternoon with a 77-70 Golden Valley Conference loss at College of the Redwoods in Eureka.

Man reportedly high on meth lead law enforcement officers on high-speed chase

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 07:53 PM CST

A 27-year-old man reportedly high on methamphetamine led police on a high-speed chase through two counties, ending in front of a north Chico apartment complex Friday night.

Man reportedly high on meth leads police on high-speed chase

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

A 27-year-old man reportedly high on methamphetamine led police on a high-speed chase through two counties, ending in front of a north Chico apartment complex Friday night.

Monster alien space carrot erupts in backyard

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 12:45 AM CST

Since my dear bride, the saintly, Susan, and I moved into Casa Aylworth III, we have tried to grow at least a portion of our own produce in the backyard.

New storm brings more snow, power outages

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Another wintry storm gave Chico more than a quarter inch of rain and brought more snow to the foothills Saturday.

Patrick Kinmartin column: Past is future reference in affiliate deal

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Thursday night's Chico Baseball Hall of Fame Legends of the Diamond Dinner, as it does every year, embraced the sport's illustrious history in the area.

Prune grower unity called necessary to hold prices

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Increased membership in the prune bargaining group is needed now to prevent growers from a "race to the bottom" of prune pricing in the future, according to Greg Thompson, general manager of the Prune Bargaining Association.

Roadwork resuming this week in area

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Highway 149 BETWEEN CHICO AND OROVILLE — At Dry Creek, lane closures can be expected 7 a.

Storm-wracked almonds may go to walnuts

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

It's been a month since a wicked storm sent the valley topsy-turvy. Orchardists were hit hard. Almonds took a big hit.

Travel: Touring Tokyo and Mount Fujiyama

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Visiting Mount Fujiyama in Japan has been on my "Must-See" destination list for a long time, so I was delighted when I was able to arrange a two-day visit to Tokyo that included a tour to Mount Fuji as well.

What you should know about Town & Country Humane Society

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

Town & Country Humane Society is at 4111 99 West in Orland. The shelter is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3-5 p.

Wildcats clutch climactic win in inclimate conditions

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 06:26 PM CST

Sometimes it comes down to how the ball bounces. On a rain-drenched Saturday at Nettleton Stadium, it came down to how it skipped.

Woman dies after being hit by car while walking

Posted: 03 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

A 22-year-old Chico woman was killed Friday night after she was hit by a car while walking on Nord Avenue.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

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Amtrak trains stuck at snowy Donner Pass with nearly 400 riders trapped

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 400 people were trapped Friday when two Amtrak passenger trains were stranded in the snowy Northern California mountains after a large snow plow fell through the tracks, officials said.

Arctic researcher visits Chico schools

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

A scientist from the chilly climes of Alaska and Greenland got a warm reception at Citrus School this week.

Avoiding the upset: Chico boys hold off Paradise on home court

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Paradise High's boys basketball team tied Chico in the first half Friday night and won handily in two of the four periods.

Biggs schools appeal to voters for funding

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

BIGGS -- Voters in Biggs will be asked to weigh-in on a school bond measure in Tuesday's election. Measure A, the Biggs Schools Safety and Repair Measure, would cost property owners $59.

Clarification for Feb. 2

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

A story in Friday's paper discussed a water sale deal in the works with Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District.

Climate issue brought to a personal level

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Americans have been trained to look for happiness in the wrong places, two professors said at a "teach-in" at Chico State University Thursday.

Daily Planner: February 2

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 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.

Early traffic: Fog, ice make things tough

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 09:20 AM CST

Dense fog to the south and icy conditions in the foothills will combine to make driving a challenge this morning.

Editorial: Hits and misses

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

HIT — A wet and wild January has erased the specter of drought in California, at least for now.

Faulty electrical suspected in smoky modular-home fire

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

A Chapman neighborhood blaze Friday left the residents of a modular dwelling at 916 Wisconsin St. homeless.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

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

League honors Lyla Gregg

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

When Lyla Gregg received the Mita Markland Community Service Award, it recognized her volunteer work of a specific nature.

Letter: Hogan always supportive

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

I was saddened to hear of the passing of local musician Matt Hogan of Incredible Diamonds fame. My first encounter with Matt was back just after I turned 21 in the good old days of Cabos and Canal Street night spots.

Letter: Program in jeopardy

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

Enloe Maternal Child Homecare has provided services to pediatric clients since 1984. Now the loss of an insurance contract is threatening the program.

Letter: Try again on Gridley mural

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

Regarding you Jan. 26 story, "Gridley mural generates barbs": As a former Gridley High School and inner-city teacher, the "sign" which is proposed to be displayed on a downtown building appears to the casual observer as an inflammatory political

Lifestyle RX: Details of one man's weight loss success

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

I mean it. My closest friends were my dogs because they did not insult me. I'm 42 years old, and a few months ago I weighed 290 pounds.

Local Briefs

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

CSUs swamped with applications The California State University system has received a record 515,448 undergraduate applications for fall 2008 admissions as of Jan.

Local Roundup: DVC hands Butte baseball second loss of season

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

The Diablo Valley College baseball team handed Butte College its second loss of the season Friday with an 8-2 victory in Concord.

Microsoft offers $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 03:16 PM CST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.

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Posted: 01 Feb 2008 07:56 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Schools closed on ridge for third day; Orland school officials discuss bond measure; Researcher discusses her experiences with an Arctic seabird; and more.

Orland residents to vote on school bond

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

ORLAND -- Residents of Orland will be asked Tuesday to vote on a bond, Measure K, to fund a list of repairs and renovations to district schools.

PV boys spoil Oroville's spirit week game

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

It just wasn't Oroville High's night before a spirit week crowd, as the Tigers struggled to get shots to fall and the visiting Pleasant Valley Vikings took advantage to pick up an Eastern Athletic League road victory, 65-42 Friday night.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Day of Recollection for women Feb. 13 COLUSA -- A Day of Recollection for all women in the Diocese will be hosted by the Catholic Ladies Relief Society on Feb.

Senior Planner

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

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

Spencer helps carry Wildcats to big win

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

For Audriana Spencer, it was a homecoming in every sense of the word. In front of the largest Acker Gym crowd to witness a women's basketball game this season — including a two-row section sporting "Aud Squad" T-shirts — Spencer set some

Students, faculty, friends cut ribbon on new Durham school facility

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

DURHAM — A project to move Durham's independent study program and its continuation high school into new homes was officially completed Friday.

Unscheduled vacation continues for ridge students

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

PARADISE -- With snow piling higher and deeper, Paradise Unified School District called another snow day Friday — another day of instant, unscheduled vacation for students.

Wildcat baseball opens with shutout win

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Prior to Friday's season-opener against Fresno Pacific, Chico State head coach Dave Taylor had not made any final decisions on who will constitute the Wildcats' starting rotation for the 2008 season.

Winter storms at both ends of the country dump snow, snarl travel

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

CHICAGO (AP) — Winter storms at both ends of the country dumped snow and snarled air and land travel Friday, killing at least 10 people, blocking major highways and even stranding 400 train passengers in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Friday, February 01, 2008

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2:30 p.m.: Traffic becoming messy on ridge

Posted: 31 Jan 2008 04:26 PM CST

PARADISE — Roads in upper Paradise were closed this afternoon as snowy conditions sent vehicles spinning out of control.

Another dose of snow: Winter siege continues with another storm expected Saturday

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

PARADISE -- Cars and trucks were slippin' and a-slidin' again Thursday in Paradise and other foothill areas, as yet another snowy storm moved through the area.

Ballot deadline quickly approaches

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

OROVILLE — Butte County clerk-recorder and registrar of voters Candace Grubbs is reminding voters who use mail ballots to get them in the mail no later than Saturday to be sure ballots are received at her office by election day Tuesday.

Bike ride to benefit hurt rider

Posted: 31 Jan 2008 06:04 PM CST

A bicycle ride called the Tour de Ed is being organized to raise money for injured Chico cyclist Ed McLaughlin.

Butte's most wanted

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Andrew Lawrence Kelley The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Andrew Lawrence Kelley for a warrant charging him with battery with serious bodily injury with

Chico State puts focus on climate

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Hundreds turned out Thursday for the first of several talks held about climate change during the Focus the Nation events at Chico State University.

County not only local agency that may sell water

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Despite the rain and snow that has seen Californians bundling up this week, times are still considered dry in the state.

Daily Planner for February 1

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Events AQUAJETS CRAB/TRI-TIP FEED: 6 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 1110 W. East Ave., Chico. Benefits competitive swim program.

Editorial: Water sales getting ho-hum reaction

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

What a difference a few years makes. Back in the early '90s, a couple of Butte County irrigation districts swung a deal to sell water to Southern California, and the roof came off.

Gallery exhibits abstract paintings from Orland High students

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Artwork by Orland High School students that offers youthful perspectives to some very old subjects caught the attention of Pat Macias, director of the 1078 Gallery in Chico.

High school gunman's mom seeks to reverse plea bargain

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A couple of weeks after a Las Plumas High School student was sentenced to 22 years in prison for holding classmates hostage at gunpoint, his family Thursday filed a court writ challenging the conviction.

Home sweet home: Wildcat women win 11th straight at Acker

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

For the first time in seven games, the Chico State women's basketball team didn't do it with defense.

Larson making presence felt

Posted: 31 Jan 2008 05:46 PM CST

DURHAM — Durham High guard Devin Larson really wants to win a Sacramento Valley League North title for the Trojans.

Legends of the Diamond: Kerfeld at head of new class

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Pictures told the story about Charley Kerfeld's time with the Chico Heat at Thursday night's annual Legends of the Diamond Chico Baseball Hall of Fame dinner at the Chico Masonic Family Center.

Leter: Professor hasn't changed

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Being occupied with cleaning up after the recent storm, I just now read Leonard Adame's rant in the Jan.

Letter: $30,000 survey no bargain

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Wait, wait, wait ... let me get this straight. The city is going broke. It's predicting a multimillion-dollar deficit yet it wants to spend $30,000 to $40,000 to ask 400 residents their opinion in a telephone survey?

Letter: Fix things to boost economy

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The headline read, "Uncle Sam wants YOU to spend" (your grandchildren and great-grandchildren's money).

Letter: Measure K for classrooms

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

I read a recent letter to the editor that suggested voters not support Measure K, "Better Classrooms for Kids" in Orland Unified School District, because of accountability concerns.

Letter: Ordinance needs another look

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

I want to commend the City Council for re-evaluating and agreeing to amend the "disorderly events" ordinance.

Letter: Race not a beauty pageant

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

In the most recent Democratic debate on CNN, Hillary Clinton once again sits motionless like a Barbie doll.

Letter: Survey results preordained

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The city of Chico will hire the firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin and Associates to run a $30,000 survey of selected Chicoans in February, to help solve "our" budget problem.

Letter: Think ahead

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

One's eternal destiny is determined long before one's obituary. — John B. Pennington, Chico

Letter: What about politicians?

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

There has been a lot of ink dedicated lately to the salaries of the Chico City employees. Some opinions have been favorable to the employees and some have been somewhat detrimental.

Local Roundup: PV girls remain undefeated in EAL action

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

The first-place Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team remained unbeaten in Eastern Athletic League play with a 60-38 home victory over Oroville on Thursday.

Local Roundup: San Joaquin Delta pounds Butte in baseball opener

Posted: 31 Jan 2008 05:46 PM CST

The Butte College baseball team opened its season in Stockton on Wednesday in a 19-6 loss against San Joaquin Delta.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080131.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 31 Jan 2008 08:33 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Mother of student at Las Plumas standoff wants to cancel plea bargain; Winter storms bring fresh snow to ridge; Other agencies seek to sell water; and more.

Police report

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Jan. 24 — 400 block of Redwood Way. Slider door broken. Unknown loss. Jan.

Sidelines: Bagwell named Scholar All-American

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Although the 2007 soccer season has wrapped up, the honors continue to come in for Chico State's Katherine Bagwell.

Sow There: Rubber chickens create kinship

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

I am increasingly convinced that rubber chickens are the universal symbol of good fun. Whether you're in downtown Chico, in an airplane, deep-sea fishing or exploring hidden caves, a rubber chicken is a welcome addition to any outing.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Salmon crisis creates a dilemma for the average angler

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:11 AM CST

Several news releases this week have painted a dismal picture of the salmon population crisis facing California, especially regarding the Sacramento River.

Storm gives flood drill a touch of authenticity

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

With blustery wind whipping frigid rain into their faces, 32 members of the California Conservation Corps gathered on a levee in Bidwell Park Thursday to learn how to fight a flood.

Street crimes officers post impressive records

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

A team of Chico police officers assigned to the department's Street Crimes Unit arrested 212 people last year on suspicion of recently committed felony and misdemeanor crimes.

Tour de Ed to benefit injured bicyclist McLaughlin

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

A bicycling event called the Tour de Ed is being organized to raise money for injured bicyclist Ed McLaughlin.

Update: I-5 open southbound

Posted: 31 Jan 2008 07:11 PM CST

REDDING — While you can't get to Oregon on Interstate 5 today, you can get back, as of 5 p.m. today.