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Monday, March 31, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

ANALYSIS: Conflict between government, al-Sadr show the realities of Iraq

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi capital locked down by curfew. U.S. diplomats holed up their workplaces, fearing rocket attacks.

Bauhs gets 52nd spot at world cross country meet

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Chico State junior Scott Bauhs continued to add to his already-impressive resume Sunday morning, placing 52nd overall in the International Association of Athletics Federation World Cross Country Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Brain-injured veterans face lifelong struggles

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Survivors of traumatic brain injury and their families must be realistic, said Harriet Zeiner, Ph.

But This Is Chico: Chicocentricism relies on Oroville's messy mystique

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

On a recent hunt for new books about Chico, I found myself thumbing through "Memoirs of the Messiah" by music impresario and occasional Chico City Council candidate DNA.

Daily Planner: March 31, 2008

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

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.

Daily Planner: Tuesday, April 1

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Performances LAXSON AUDITORIUM, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Tchaikovsky Ballet and Orchestra's "Romeo and Juliet.

Dellums seeks to lead Oakland beyond crime legacy

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At McClymonds high school in West Oakland, a struggling neighborhood ringed by industrial lots, rail yards and freeways, Mayor Ron Dellums stands on tiptoe to congratulate a high school basketball player who has just led

Frolicking on a windy day

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

An estimated 3,000 people showed up at Community Park Sunday for the 23rd annual Chico Kite Day, which proved to be windy enough to allow 1,500 kites to soar into the sky.

Letters: Best coach for Wildcats already on staff

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

I am writing on behalf of former players of the Chico State University men's basketball program. The issue is the new open position for the men's head basketball coach at Chico State.

Letters: McCain gets a free pass

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Ironically, John McCain just might achieve a second political comeback miracle this year: a trip to the White House handed him courtesy of Democrat folly and yellow journalism by a Republican-owned mainstream news media, that continually whips up

Letters: Some people don't need 250 words

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

With narrower pages will we also get narrower views? — Helen Kramer, Biggs

Letters: Take a stand and let the flag fly

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Recently I heard a friend say, "The flag of the United States of America has no equal." How true, I thought.

Letters: Welcome to the Third World

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

What is it I am missing? The high gas prices are making the oil-producing countries richer so that they can own more of our corporations and politicians.

Local Roundup: Wildcats sweep Seawolves to end winning streak

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

The 16th-ranked Chico State baseball team rode two complete-game pitching efforts of Mike Robbins and Andrew Pluta to sweep a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader over No.

News of our history for March 31

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Council still can't agree on school building fee policy' Frustrated City Council members .

Putting their bodies to the test

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

When it comes to global warming, each person can make a difference by reducing the amount of resources used in every day life.

Rowdy goose maybe lost pet, Lemuria

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

VIOLA — Gary McGarity's beloved pet goose has been on the wing for months now, but he's still hoping she'll show up back at his 42-acre ranch near Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Two freeway shootings in south state end with one fatality

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rescue crews responding to a wreck on a San Fernando freeway found a driver fatally shot in the head early Sunday, while another driver was shot and wounded in a separate attack about 30 miles away in Long Beach, authorities

Women push back on calls for Clinton to exit race

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Debra Starks has heard the calls for Hillary Rodham Clinton to quit the presidential race, and she's not happy about it.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

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'Disorderly Events Ordinance' revision goes before council

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO — A revised version of the controversial "disorderly events" ordinance will go before the Chico City Council Tuesday night.

18 candidates seek seats in Congress, Legislature

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Eighteen candidates are in the running for state and congressional races in the north valley, according to the Secretary of State's office.

All About Us: Watch your mouth. There are kids around

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:36 AM CDT

I went shopping with my son, Thomas, the other day. Shopping in itself with a toddler is not always the easiest task.

Budding entrepreneurs hone their skills

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

A handful of fifth- and sixth-graders set up shop on Wall Street Saturday, adding a more youthful extension to the weekly farmers market.

Daily Planner: March 30

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events CHICO CITY PLAZA: 1-7 p.m. Second annual All is One Love Fest, featuring Crazy Grass, The Shimmies, The Musical Brewing Co.

Dave Davies column: Giants may be worst team in bigs

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

If you believe that Major League Baseball spring training games mean anything, and even though you happen to think that Barry Bonds is no longer worth having on your team, then the San Francisco Giants may end up being the worst team in the majors

Editorial: Prayer won't fix water problems

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Winter's over. Actually, it has been since early February, even if the calendar says otherwise. Temperatures will be in triple digits soon.

Fishing in Alaska is becoming less deadly

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:34 AM CDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Commercial fishing in Alaska is a killer, but it's not as deadly as it used to be.

Goal tending: Gambone brothers share ice hockey aspiration

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Like most young adults, Corey Gambone sometimes wishes he could escape the pressures of work and mounting bill payments by being 9 years old again.

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets.

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

NORTH OF OROVILLE — From Campbell Creek to Highway 149, various lane closures can be expected 4 a.

Late scores show a loss for Wildcats

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Chico State thought it had finally delivered the knockout punch to Division II's second-ranked baseball team.

Letter: Government should be held responsible

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Regarding the March 20 article by Ryan Olson, "Herger sees war's progress": Once again, our Republican congressman, Wally Herger, parrots the lines of the Bush administration regarding the Iraq war, yet says and does absolutely nothing to hold the

Letter: Preserve Chico's charm in General Plan

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

After poring over numerous General Plan update meeting minutes, it's abundantly clear that preserving whatever makes Chico "special" is the most common theme.

Letter: Reorganize the party first

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

In America, health care is about a $2 trillion yearly effort that affects the lives of hundreds of millions.

Letter: Spanish classes necessary

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Recently our history class at Chico Junior High School was published in your paper. Our science and history classes in Spanish were discussed.

Letter: Spin doctors debunk global warming

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

George Roy's opinions expressed in his March 21 letter are supported only by a small fraction of all scientists.

Letter: Yes vote for neighborhood park urged

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Property owners of the proposed Ceres Neighborhood Park who live north of East Avenue, east of Cohasset, south of Sycamore Creek and west of Mariposa Avenue will receive a ballot in the mail the week of April 5.

Little 'adventures' spice up otherwise calm vacations

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Every family has catch phrases, code words that mean more than the actual definition of the terms involved, and the Aylworth clan is no exception.

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Willows fire chiefs report 2007 busy WILLOWS — Fire chiefs from Willows Fire Department and Willows Rural Fire Protection District issued an annual report indicating the departments had a record-breaking year in 2007.

Local Roundup: Upset propels Chico boys volleyball at home tourney

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The Chico High boys volleyball team picked up a sizable upset and a third-place finish in its own tournament, the annual John D'Anna Invitational, on Saturday.

Nothing like it in the world

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:36 AM CDT

I love riding on trains. I'm one of the few people up in these parts who thinks spending billions to develop a high-speed line between the Bay Area and Southern California is a good use of taxpayer money, even if it likely would never come up to the

Official wants public involved in salary negotiations

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO — A top Chico elected official wants the public to be involved in the city's process of negotiating employee salaries and benefits.

Orland teacher's use of agriculture in classroom wins award

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Orland is "smack dab in ag country," and many of the families of students at Plaza School have direct links to farms, said third- and fourth-grade teacher Jessica Limberg, of incorporating agriculture into her curriculum.

People on the Street

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Are gas prices making you consider either a hydrid or an electric car? Asked Thursday at the Chico post office on Vallombrosa.

Soroptimist International gives opportunity, hands up to five

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — Five community women who support their families while finding ways to increase their income through training or education were rewarded with cash Wednesday at a meeting of Soroptimist International of Chico.

The Bookshelf: "Fever 1793"

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Mattie Cook loves Philadelphia with all it's noise and bustle. Her mother and grandfather run a popular coffee house there, which is frequented by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, when he is at nearby Monticello, and other thinkers and artists of the

The Wal-Mart wedge: Expansion proposal splits community

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- For Magalia resident and new mother Fallon Arenivas, Wal-Mart's a place where she can get diapers much cheaper.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

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10 a.m. — Early traffic: Lumber truck overturns on 70

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 12:02 PM CDT

At about 9:45 a.m. today the California Highway Patrol was notified of an overturned flatbed truck loaded with lumber on Highway 70, between Jarbo Gap and Pulga bridge, where the highway drops into the Feather River Canyon.

A good idea hits a landmark

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — Twenty years ago, Chicoan Dene Guyton had the idea of seniors attending college classes for knowledge, social interaction and fun.

Alive with color

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

A water truck this week hoses down an embankment planted with a cover crop of lupine at the Highway 70-149 interchange under construction.

Chico Chamber of Commerce backs out of air show

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Chamber of Commerce has decided it won't produce Chico AirFest this year, according to a press release issued Friday by chamber president and CEO Jim Goodwin.

Community has varied visions for local growth

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- A meeting designed to disseminate information and "mine" public opinion saw more than 100 citizens and Butte County officials gather to discuss the county's future General Plan.

Correction

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

An editorial in Friday's newspaper used an incorrect last name for Chico Unified School District Superintendent Kelly Staley.

Daily Planner: March 29

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: March 30

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events CHICO CITY PLAZA: 1-7 p.m. Second annual All is One Love Fest, featuring Crazy Grass, The Shimmies, The Musical Brewing Co.

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

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

HIT — We've complained often in the past 18 months that the Chico City Council doesn't seem to be taking its budget problem seriously.

Entrepreneurs face off again in Venture Island

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Cheers and applause erupted Thursday night, but so far there has been no sneaking behind backs or plotting overthrows.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

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

Glenn County sheriff planning high-tech additions for jail

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:41 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Inmates at Glenn County Jail may soon see technicians installing new, high-tech equipment that officials said should increase efficiency and safety at the facility.

Hearing on Wal-Mart expansion postponed for report revision

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- Because of a need to revise environmental documents, the Thursday public hearing for the proposed south Chico Wal-Mart expansion has been canceled.

Highway 99 construction starts soon

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- Work should begin in a couple of weeks on a project to widen the East First Avenue offramp from northbound Highway 99.

Letter: City of Chico budget solutions offered

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Sell Bidwell Ranch. It was planned to be developed and is of no use to the city. It would be better used if it were on the tax rolls.

Letter: Stevens' Drug Court still going strong

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

I commend the E-R for its March 21 editorial honoring the work of the late Butte County judge, Darrell Stevens.

Letter: Terrier didn't have to die

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

My faith in the Colusa Police Department is shaken after an officer entered my property and shot my dog.

Letter: You get what you pay for

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Liked your March 13 editorial about Chico's $30,000 survey — until you said "without raising taxes.

Local Briefs

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Kite Day returns Sunday CHICO -- An annual tradition that started 23 years ago will be played out with Sunday's Kite Day in Community Park.

Local Roundup: Wildcats suffer worst home loss in 14 years

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 02:29 AM CDT

With a chance to gain ground against the California Collegiate Athletic Association's top team in No.

Man recounts killing girlfriend with bat

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Chico man admitted on the witness stand Friday that he beat his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat after she came at him with an ice pick during an argument, he claimed.

Natural Wonders: Thoughts on acorns and the mighty oak

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

One early March day, I went to pay my respects to the sycamores and oaks of Bidwell Park before their winter-bare branches became covered in leaves.

Oroville coffee shop robbery suspect captured

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A man accused of robbing a local coffee shop Tuesday morning has been arrested. Jimmy Ray Cox III, 25, was captured Friday by Oroville police after a witness identified him as the man she saw running from Mugshots, 2040 Montgomery St.

PV gets Taylor-made win over Chico

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Pleasant Valley High's Taylor Johnson has consistently found success at the plate against Chico High.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Second Gospel Fest Sunday afternoon CHICO -- The second annual Gospel Fest, presented by Chico State AS Presents, will be performed in Bell Memorial Union on Sunday.

Rough day for Butte at Cowan

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 02:29 AM CDT

Recently losing its status as a legitimate Golden Valley Conference title contender was hard enough for the Butte College baseball team to deal with.

Senior Planner

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

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

Sex charges could mean life sentence for Chico man

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Chico man was arraigned Friday on sexual assault charges that could carry a potential life term in prison upon conviction.

UC Berkeley wildfire specialist to speak next week on the ridge

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Recent studies on wildfire behavior done by the Center for Fire Research and Outreach at UC Berkeley, will be presented Wednesday in Paradise by Max Moritz, from the school's College of Natural Resources.

Willows hosts statewide stamp-art competition

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 12:02 PM CDT

WILLOWS — Memorial Hall was brighter inside than usual Wednesday, as 2,000 colorful local and statewide art entries — depicting all manner of waterfowl — were judged for the 18th annual Junior Duck Stamp contest.

Friday, March 28, 2008

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Art Feature: Avenue 9 Gallery brings old friends together

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:33 AM CDT

It's a show between friends as Avenue 9 Gallery opens its latest exhibit of works by Waif Mullin and Lenn Goldmann.

Biblio File Book Review: Just for kids - Local writer brings trains to life

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:34 AM CDT

Chico's Bonnie Worthington dedicates her first children's book to her son, Cole, "my angel and my inspiration.

Boys volleyball event gives fans opportunity

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

J.J. Mitchell has a passion for volleyball, which itself isn't a unique thing. The fact that he's interested in volleyball for males, though, pigeonholes Mitchell into a "niche sport," as the Chico State women's assistant and Chico High boys coach

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Michael Patrick Anderson The Chico Police Department is seeking information on Michael Patrick Anderson for a warrant charging him with failing to appear on a stolen vehicle charge.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: March 27, 2008

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:35 AM CDT

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: March 27, 2007

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:35 AM CDT

Marvel, DC Comics vet visits Chico Saturday Ron Lim, artist for the New York Times Best Seller "Vampire Hunter" series, will appear at BaT Comics, 127 Main St.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: March 27-April 2, 2008

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:35 AM CDT

Thursday, March 27 Music/Nightclubs CAFƒ CODA: 8 p.m. Coyote Grace, Montana Slim, Garrett Gray Paul Travers.

Buzz Preview: Avenue 9 Gallery brings old friends together

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:33 AM CDT

This story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. It's a show between friends as Avenue 9 Gallery opens its latest exhibit of works by Waif Mullin and Lenn Goldmann.

Buzz editor bows out with final words of thanks

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:34 AM CDT

Well, this is my swan song here at The Buzz and this newspaper. I've been here 5 1/2 years, four as editor of The Buzz.

Chico State instructor held for trial

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Chico State University instructor was ordered Thursday held for trial on pot cultivation and sale charges, after waiving a preliminary hearing in court.

Chico State instructor held for trial in pot cultivation

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Chico State University instructor was ordered Thursday held for trial on pot cultivation and sale charges, after waiving a preliminary hearing in court.

City of Chico employees asked to cut costs

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico city leaders are asking employees to reduce costs and consider wage and benefit cuts, and looking into not filling city vacancies for the next two years.

Coast Guard: Fog delayed other ships before oil spill

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 12:18 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Cosco Busan was the only big ship to get under way the morning it sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, as at least four other large vessels waited out the heavy fog, the Coast Guard said Thursday.

County bets courts can stop casino

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A long-simmering battle between Butte County and the developers of a proposed Indian casino, near the intersection of Highways 99 and 149, is moving into the federal courts.

Daily Planner: March 28

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Events ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St., Gridley. Free.

Durham sets tone, tops LP

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

DURHAM — Hitting the ball hard was what made the Durham High baseball team successful Thursday, but one blast off the bat specifically set the tone for the afternoon.

Durham-Dayton Highway shut down by car accident

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 12:42 PM CDT

DURHAM — Two cars collided at about 10:20 this morning, blocking Durham-Dayton Highway at Stanford Lane.

Editorial: Education cuts not just numbers

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CDT

The state budget problem, which everybody seems to loathe but few regular citizens seem to get overly excited about, hit home for many Chico-area residents Thursday.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day' is solid fun

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:34 AM CDT

"Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day" stars Frances McDormand as an out of work governess who unwittingly becomes the social secretary of a morally compromised actress in pre-war London.

Letter: Column tackles lack of diversity

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

I am writing to support Sarah Kingsbury's wonderful piece, "The cultural significance of taco trucks.

Letter: Hollywood sends wrong message

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CDT

In regards to the March 19 editorial, "Talk to teenagers," such a wonderful peice of work. I would like to add my input to this great article that has been my bone of contention for many years.

Letter: Maintain recreation at Sunset Hills

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

I was pleased to learn that a new Wal-Mart is no longer planned for the property of the Sunset Hills Golf Course.

Letter: Put cheerleaders on front page

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CDT

I write to you about a local Chico cheerleading group comprised of students from local schools. At the national competition in Florida these young people did Chico proud by bringing home the national championship.

Letter: Technology opens new doors

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

A few days ago I saw a magical use of technology on the news. Through the modern use of technology, a soldier in Iraq was able to view his wife in the U.

Local Roundup: Mansfield powers PV over Chico

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Kelsey Mansfield went 3-for-3 with three RBIs including the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Pleasant Valley High softball team a 4-3 victory Thursday over Chico at Hooker Oak Field.

More efforts on wood-burning pollution OK'd

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:57 PM CDT

CHICO — Efforts toward limiting pollution from older woodstoves and fireplaces will continue following a decision this morning by the Butte County Air Quality Management District board.

Music Brief: 'Hot Rod Lincoln' guitarist visiting the Big Room

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:34 AM CDT

Some 35 years after he played guitar on the classic Commander Cody rock song, "Hot Rod Lincoln," Bill Kirchen will visit the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Music Brief: El Olio Wolof brings folk-rock to CafŽ Coda

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:35 AM CDT

Marced-based El Olio Wolof offers spare, acoustic-based arrangements augmented by "soothing" voices that act as "our bewitching tour guides, escorting and illuminating us through sweeping tales of terror and wonder," according to the band's bio.

Music Brief: In the name of 'One Love' on Sunday

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:34 AM CDT

A big old melting pot of contemporary local bands will gather at Chico City Plaza Sunday for the second All is One Love Fest.

Music Preview: Jackie Greene - Forging a unique musical vision

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:33 AM CDT

Jackie Greene, who launched his musical career in the Sacramento area, moved to San Francisco about a year ago.

No transit expansions planned after review

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- There may be additional services transit users in Butte County would find useful, but it was determined Thursday it wasn't reasonable to provide them.

No transit expansions planned with completion of review

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO — There may be additional services transit users in Butte County would find useful, but it was determined Thursday it wasn't reasonable to provide them.

Oroville school survives budget ax

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Fifty-five years ago, Joan Harness stepped onto the campus of Bird Street Elementary School for the first time.

Peddlers cited in Willows

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Police followed up on citizen complaints Wednesday and cited two men for selling cleaning products door-to-door without city-issued licenses.

Performing Arts Review: San Francisco Ballet's 75th season off to a flying start

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:34 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO — "A thing of beauty is a joy forever," according to the poet, Keats. I was reminded of this quote when I saw the exquisite dancing of the San Francisco Ballet Troupe, now in its 75th repertory season, at the War Memorial Opera

Police Report

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 04:24 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES March 20 — 2100 block of Fern Avenue.

Police dog takes down first suspect

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville Police Department canine took down a man suspected of stealing a small motorcycle, and who while fleeing had assaulted a police officer.

Sidelines: Scott to race at Silver Dollar

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Seven-time Silver Dollar Speedway sprint car champion Shane Scott will return from a six-year hiatus to drive in the first points race of the season tonight at the Chico race track.

Sow There: April 1 can strike anytime

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Tommy has a little bit of a bratty kid inside him, which I admire. Fortunately, we have a 10-year-old living next door.

Tackling wood smoke pollution

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Four rules are under review to reduce the amount of pollution linked to woodstove use. They are: Banning the use of open fireplaces or older, higher-pollution wood stoves on nights when air quality is low, unless that was a home's sole source of

Theater Preview: Butte College tackles Charles Dickens' 'Oliver'

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 10:34 AM CDT

An 1838 novel will spring to life Friday in Butte College's rendition of the Charles Dickens classic, "Oliver.

USDA releases nationwide list of districts that got recalled beef

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 12:18 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a list Thursday of all school districts nationwide that received beef included in last month's recall of 143 million pounds of beef from a California slaughterhouse.

Unprecedented look into past may modify years-old case

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County judge on Thursday found herself embroiled in an unprecedented legal issue, which could ultimately determine whether a convicted wife slayer ordered put to death by a local jury more than two decades ago can ever be

Vikings end Chico's streak, take over league

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO — Pleasant Valley High goalkeeper Lindsay Smith said she had butterflies in her stomach as the final minutes were ticking away Thursday afternoon on the pitch at PV.

Willows may opt out of county dispatching contract

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- No decision was made Tuesday after three members of Willows City Council debated pros and cons of whether to renew a contract for dispatch service from the county, or find an alternative.

Wood stoves, fireplaces spark dialogue about air pollution

Posted: 28 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO — Efforts toward limiting pollution from older wood stoves and fireplaces will continue, following a decision Thursday by the Butte County Air Quality Management District board.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Bigotry, molestation admission nets man 19 years

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An admitted Oroville child molester and bigamist was sentenced Wednesday to the upper term of 19 years in prison.

Butte, Tehama County fire cadets to train in desert

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

They represent Butte County Fire Department Explorer Post 414, and are among about 180 young people reportedly attending the annual event.

CUSD votes to impose fees on commercial, industrial building

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- After delaying the decision for a month, Chico Unified School District's board of trustees decided to begin charging developer fees on new commercial and industrial construction.

Camp means business for high schoolers

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — High school students interested in business might want to consider applying for a scholarship to Camp Venture, a privately run entrepreneurial camp offered through the Rotary organization.

Chico man found guilty in stabbing of 16-year-old Willows boy

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A Glenn County jury found Chico resident Sevason Chaovady Lee guilty Tuesday of using a knife to assault and seriously wound a 16-year-old Willows boy last summer.

Chico mom helps pull driver from overturned tanker

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- A young Chico mother emerged as a hero Wednesday afternoon when she came to the aid of a driver whose fully-loaded fuel tanker overturned on a Highway 99 onramp.

Clinic to give tips before bocce tournament

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

A clinic to help contestants prepare for a third annual bocce tournament will be offered April 6 at Red Tavern Restaurant, 1250 The Esplanade.

Daily Planner: March 27

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Blue Surge." 139 W. First St., Chico. Explores collision between two cops and two prostitutes, exposes frustrated longing of bruised hearts, encourages audience to consider how the past affects their

Daily Planner: March 28

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Events ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St., Gridley. Free.

Early traffic: Pre-dawn wreck on Highway 32

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 10:57 AM CDT

A wreck that was reported just before 6 a.m. today at Highway 32 and Forest Avenue may cause traffic problems into the commute hours.

Editorial: Poor driving costs a bundle

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

In a poor economy and at a time when local governments' budgets are shrinking, it's a shame that Butte County and Butte College have to spend three-quarters of a million dollars of scarce taxpayer money because some drivers are too dense to know or

HIV-positive man given more than 20 years in molestation conviction

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Paradise child molester diagnosed as HIV-positive to more than 20 years in prison, questioning how he could knowingly expose unsuspecting minors to the AIDS virus.

Hundreds celebrate late judge's life

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 09:43 PM CDT

The life of Judge Darrell Stevens was remembered and honored today at Neighborhood Church. Friends and family highlighted Stevens' life of community service, dedication to family and pushing forward with goals others did not believe could be

Letter: Cuts to schools unacceptable

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Quentin Colgan recently wrote a letter saying he was suspicious because Chico Unified School District board member Rick Anderson and I, the local teachers union president, were both asking people to contact the governor and legislators to tell them

Letter: Former editor a talented leader

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

It came as a major shock to many of us to learn that Carmen Biano is no longer editor of the Mercury-Register.

Letter: Paradise wants to fix broken system

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Your Saturday's "Hits and misses" concerning the proposed changes to Paradise's tree ordinance completely missed the mark.

Letter: Slur had no place in review

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

I read the March 19 review of "The Banshee" restaurant by Sarah Kingsbury. It was informative and enticing.

List of school employees facing layoff available online

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- Earlier this month, Chico Unified School District issued layoff notices to hundreds of teachers, counselors, nurses and other employees, preparing for significant reductions in staff.

Local Briefs

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — A robber wrestled away a money bag from an employee who was locking up a check cashing business Wednesday evening, and ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Local Roundup: Roadrunner softball scores lopsided road win

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

The Butte College softball team took full advantage of its favorable Golden Valley Conference matchup against struggling Redwoods in Eureka on Wednesday afternoon.

Nearby residents get updated on progress of Chico State's new construction ventures

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — As many major construction projects continue at Chico State University, officials met with neighbors Tuesday to give an update on their progress.

Nine-year sentence handed down in gang shooting

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Chico gang member drew a nine-year prison term Wednesday for shooting a man who had reportedly dropped out of the same gang.

North State Voices: He's got a ticket to ride — well, sort of

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

One foggy winter morning 25 years ago, my brother Jeff — concert hornist by inclination, music teacher and real estate dealer by necessity — had a farcical confrontation with the Chico police.

One final day with Judge Stevens: Hundreds gather to honor life of retired judge

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- The life of Butte County Superior Court Judge Darrell Stevens was remembered and honored Wednesday at Neighborhood Church.

Paradise to continue talks for its Fire Station 3 site

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE — Paradise is continuing its search for a permanent home for Fire Station 3. On Tuesday, the Town Council backed plans to continue negotiations with Cal Fire-Butte County on using part of Cal Fire's Station 35 site.

Robber grabs money bag, runs off

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 09:45 PM CDT

CHICO — A robber wrestled away a money bag from an employee who was locking up a check cashing business this afternoon, and ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

School Time for March 27

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Honors Fairview School in Orland was awarded a "Bright Ideas" grant of $1,000 from PG&E's solar school program.

Stewarded PG&E land gets 100 interested takers

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — So far, about 100 groups want to take charge of land now owned by PG&E, an official of the Stewardship Council said Wednesday.

Tanker overturn closes Hwy 99 on-ramp

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 07:39 PM CDT

CHICO — The northbound on-ramp from the Skyway to Highway 99 was closed at 5:30 tonight after a tanker truck overturned.

The Nosebleed Section: Silliness can mask being controversial

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

In a move to improve employee safety and also to reduce insurance costs, the Enterprise-Record/Mercury-Register will now require sports reporters and editors to wear facemasks while they work.

VFW National Home for Children aids military, veteran families

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Verna Caywood, who is an elected trustee for VFW District 12, is hoping to reach former or current military members and their families who may need the help of the National Home for Children.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

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, March 26, 2008

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Ag burn

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

A vehicle passes by a control agricultural burn Tuesday on Highway 99 near Durham-Pentz Road. (Bill Husa/Enterprise-Record)

Butte behavioral health interim director named

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County has a new interim director of the Department of Behavioral Health. Ed Walker, formerly director of the Marin County Mental Health Department, was officially approved to temporarily fill the space vacated when Bradford

Buzz Preview: Avenue 9 Gallery brings old friends together

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 04:53 PM CDT

This story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. It's a show between friends as Avenue 9 Gallery opens its latest exhibit of works by Waif Mullin and Lenn Goldmann.

Chico Guild to host 'Mad About Music' benefit

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Young north state musicians will be featured performers at Chico Guild's annual gala Saturday, a fundraiser for the North State Symphony and its youth programs.

Chocolate Fest calls for creative chocolate creations

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE — Applications are available for the 2008 Chocolate Cuisine Challenge, an event of the Paradise Chocolate Fest May 8-10 at Terry Ashe Park and Paradise Lutheran Church on the Skyway.

Community Roundup: St. Thomas wins FRRPD basketball tournament

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The St. Thomas Catholic School team from Oroville won the Feather River Recreation and Park District's city tournament.

Daily Planner: March 26

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: March 27

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Blue Surge." 139 W. First St., Chico. Explores collision between two cops and two prostitutes, exposes frustrated longing of bruised hearts, encourages audience to consider how the past affects their

Early traffic: Roads clear, skies cloudy

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 09:31 AM CDT

While the roads are clear, according to the California Highway Patrol, the skies are expected to cloud over.

Editorial: Crooked lines can be straight

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

It's a long time between now and November, but we're already excited about Election Day because of the possibility of change we so desperately need.

Highway 20 partially opened west of Williams

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 03:26 PM CDT

WILLIAMS — One lane of Highway 20 west of Williams has opened following a big-rig truck fire that had the road completely closed near the intersection of Highway 16 between 9:50 a.

Kidnapping draws possible life term for parolee

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Oroville — A life sentence was handed down Tuesday to a parolee convicted by a jury of the knife-point kidnapping of a Chico couple in 2006.

Letter: Bring back the big broadsheet

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Imagine, if you will, this headline: "Just in time for Easter Sunday, the Enterprise-Record lays an egg!

Letter: Housing a better tribute to veterans

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

On the front page of the Oroville Mercury-Register on the 20th was a picture of two houses to be torn down for a Veterans Memorial Park.

Letter: Stevens was a model judge

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Butte County has lost a great citizen. I have lost a great friend. California has lost a great judge.

Letter: Theater concert gives Oroville a lift

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

My husband and I were among the hardy souls who braved the storm and attended the Feb. 2 concert at the State Theater.

Local Briefs

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PALERMO — The identification of the man killed in a motor home fire in Palermo Saturday has not yet been released.

Local Roundup: Knox's knock makes Paradise a winner

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Paradise's softball team edged Chico 4-3 Tuesday in the Eastern Athletic League opener for both teams, and it took a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the fifth from Laura Knox to get the win in Paradise.

Local: Don't blame locals for gas prices

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I'm getting really sick and tired of all the bad feelings I've been hearing about the local gas stations making tons of money.

Panthers get by Paradise on Skillicorn gem

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Paradise has been a tough out for the Chico High baseball team over the past few years, winning the last seven games between the two teams.

Paradise students get cooking on Capitol's steps

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Two teachers and 13 students from Paradise's Evergreen Academy went to the state Capitol steps Tuesday to bake sweet potato fries with solar ovens.

Power restored to north Chico area

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 01:36 PM CDT

A problem in an underground equipment vault is suspected to be the cause of a power outage which affected about 2,500 PG&E customers in north Chico this morning.

Project for Ophir Road and Highway 70 signal starts

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Although nothing earth-moving is going on yet, Caltrans is starting a project this week to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Ophir Road and Highway 70 in south Oroville.

Residents role-play to imagine future of downtown

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Residents walked a mile in someone else's shoes Tuesday night in an effort to imagine the future of downtown Chico.

Ridge man killed in motorcycle crash on Highway162

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK — A Paradise man was killed Monday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 162 east of the Canyon Creek bridge.

Robber steals cash from coffee shop till

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A downtown Oroville coffee shop was the target of a robbery early Tuesday morning. The robbery occurred just before 8 a.

Robber strikes early

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 10:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An armed robbery was reported just before 8 a.m. in the 2000 block of Montgomery Street in Oroville.

Sidelines: Miramontes helps lead UIC wins

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Former Durham High and Butte College pitcher Derrick Miramontes, now throwing for Division I University of Illinois at Chicago, improved to 2-0 for the Flames with a victory on Sunday against Milwaukee.

Sons of Italy stirring up spaghetti dish for Sunday

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Chico's Sons of Italy will hold its annual spaghetti feed Sunday at Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave.

Special vote: Supervisors OK documents for traffic signals, redesign of Durham-Pentz Road at entrance to Butte College

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A vote with particular emotional impact for Paradise Supervisor Kim Yamaguchi may make going to Butte College a little bit safer in the future.

Starlyn Brown says farewell after 20 years with county

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- While her actual exit day won't be until April, Butte County's Board of Supervisors took time to officially honor retiring Assistant Chief Administrator Starlyn Brown.

Starving Student: Relish a good hot dog at The Dog House, but, please, no onions

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

I love a good, solid dog — especially when it's charcoal grilled and topped with a little mustard and relish.

Tanker loaded with aviation fuel erupts on Hwy 20 near Williams

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLIAMS — Highway 20 west of Williams was closed or partially closed for about 12 hours Tuesday following a tanker truck fire fueled by 7,500 gallons of kerosene-based aviation fuel.

Tigers best PV in EAL opener

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

For the Oroville High softball team, there was no need to downplay a victory over Eastern Athletic League power Pleasant Valley.

Two men arrested in connection with shooting of two Gridley residents

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 02:05 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Police said the arrest of two Gridley residents Friday, and a third Monday, are directly related to the shooting of three local people outside the Allyn Scott Youth Center in Marysville March 17.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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"Key" General Plan meeting scheduled

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

A public workshop this week is being described as a key step in the process of creating a new Butte County General Plan.

Avenues residents need to whittle down their priorities

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Residents of the avenues have picked out priorities from a neighborhood plan, but will have to refine the list before work can begin.

Blog Log for March 24

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 05:41 AM CDT

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

Bush says deaths won't be in vain

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- President Bush called it a day of reflection. He never explicitly said why, but the reason was clear: 4,000 U.

Campus clips for March 25

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Cesar Chavez awareness event Mu Chapter of Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, will be hosting a Cesar Chavez awareness event today through Thursday from 10 a.

Citizens on cell phones make call in arrest of Yuba City man

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Yuba City man was arrested Sunday after dozens of motorists on Interstate 5 used cell phones to report he was violently assaulting a woman in the cab of a pickup.

Correction for March 25

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

An article in Monday's Enterprise-Record cited the wrong document for finding information about Butte County water.

County to mull easing building requirements

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Should Butte County encourage solar power, ease rules on tasting rooms in small wineries, allow a bit of wiggle room on minimum parcel sizes, or consider creating a way to streamline some routine development decisions?

Downtown dwellers behind population boom calling 'cut' on filming

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 05:43 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ginny-Marie Case can't forget the night she was jarred from her sleep by massive explosions set off by crews filming last summer's blockbuster movie "Transformers.

Early traffic: Wreck causes Oroville problems

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 09:17 AM CDT

A two-car collision at Feather River Boulevard and Georgia Pacific Way in Oroville, snarled traffic early this morning in the Oroville area.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': NCGA two-man qualifying held at Canyon Oaks

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

The team of Ken Clifford and Mike Myatt shot a net 62 to take first place in the Canyon Oaks CC NCGA Two-Man Net Qualifying Tournament.

Editorial: Ignorance of law has lasting impact

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Sometimes judgments are made instantly and can result in lasting implications, which is what happened last week at a local restaurant.

Hanging the world

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Chico city employee Ben Lepe helps secure an Earth Flag banner in downtown Chico Monday. Earlier this month, the City Council granted the Earth Flag Committee of Chico's request to fly 375 flags on city light poles during April.

InnerView: Al Penna's archery club supports 50-year hobby

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

PARADISE —Al Penna's life journey has been interesting, but now that things have settled down he's come back to one of his greatest passions —archery.

Letters: Chico must keep the flag flying

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CDT

One of the most endearing aspects of life in Chico is that the city is unique in many ways. We are known as "the city of trees.

Letters: Heading in the wrong direction

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

News item No. 1: The price of a postage stamp will rise to 42 cents in May. News item No. 2: The Enterprise-Record just shrank — again.

Letters: Iraq war just the beginning?

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CDT

How many of our wounded will bring the killing home? — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letters: Read before criticizing

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Leonard Adame's March 16 letter criticizing William F. Buckley causes me to wonder if Adame ever read what Buckley wrote.

Letters: Reverend must learn to fly under radar

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CDT

I find it amusing that the release of Barack Obama's minister's sermons has caused such a stir. (The Clintons really are tough people, no?

Letters: Time to rely on ourselves

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

In 1949, the United States was self-sufficient on oil. In 1970 — the Arab boycott — 50 percent came from outside the U.

Local Briefs

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 03:51 AM CDT

Alpha Betas meet today at library Carolyn Martin will show a video and discuss her experiences on a trip to Brazil last year when Alpha Beta meets today.

On Foot: A walk through one of America's darker times

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Editor's note: Today's column is written by the other half of the On Foot team. MANZANAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE — Manzanar, within sight of Mount Whitney, is nearly the tallest peak in America and also within memory of one of the lowest

Orland man arrested under suspicion of street racing

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — A 21-year-old Orland man who said he knew better was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of participating in a street race.

Reinstating construction tax on CUSD's radar

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The issue of whether or not to begin charging fees to new industrial and commercial construction will be considered for the second time by Chico Unified School District's board of trustees Wednesday.

Remains of 2 kidnapped US contractors in Iraq recovered

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:54 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have recovered the remains of two U.S. contractors who were kidnapped in Iraq more than a year ago, the FBI said today.

Sears in fourth, Wildcats in sixth at GCU tourney

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Chico State's Erin Sears shot a 2-over 74 Monday, good for fourth place in the first round of the Grand Canyon Invitational at Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz.

Sidelines: Farmer named player of the week

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Chico State's Shane Farmer was named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week for the week of March 17-23.

Straight talk about medicine cost lets cancer patients decide savings

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- You've just been diagnosed with cancer, and the doctor is discussing treatment options.

Testimony continues in Chico homicide case

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An apartment manager testified Monday that a Chico man charged with the slaying of his girlfriend had stated just a few weeks earlier that he wanted to kill her.

Victims of fire: "It was jump or die"

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Women living in two units at the Mission Ranch Apartments said smoke and heat from a fire that raced through their residences Sunday night was so intense, they had no choice but to jump out second-story windows.

Monday, March 24, 2008

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Almost heaven: Crash "rearranged" author's body, life

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Flat on his back in a hospital bed for 13 months, Don Piper said the biggest question on his mind was why he had been so close to heaven only to have it ripped away.

Benevolent breakfast

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Best friends Georgie Quinn, 9, and Kea Rutherford, 10, share a laugh as they wait for the Easter egg hunt to start during the 26th annual Pancakes for Peace at Community Center on Sunday.

Body found in motor-home fire

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Firefighters were called to extinguish a house fire around 10 p.m., but instead found a motor home on concrete blocks that was being used as a residence, said Cal Fire-Butte County spokeswoman Janet Upton.

County's new water boss has full plate

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- There's a lot of work ahead for the new director of the county Department of Water and Resource Conservation.

Four dead, one missing as fishing boat sinks off Alaska

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A fishing boat sank off Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Sunday, leaving four crew members including the captain dead and another missing, the Coast Guard said.

Letter: City should pay for flag display

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America." Very important words I think. Displaying and honoring our flag has long been what our citizens and government at all levels has been proud to do.

Letter: Congressional candidate seasoned

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Government is the only job where experience is a negative thing in the eyes of voters. But when it comes to actually running government and a successful campaign against a well-entrenched candidate like Wally Herger, Jeff Morris' experience is

Letter: Don't encourage criminals

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I love Fridays. That's when the police report comes out. Not only do I get a chance to see the week's losers' faces in Butte County's most wanted, but I get to read the police log.

Letter: Letter writers need etiquette lessons

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Love live public schools and those that work in them. I love Chico Unified School District. I believe in public education.

News of our history for March 24

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Computers phasing out operator jobs' Twenty-one Pacific Telephone operators were terminated from positions Thursday at Chico's long-distance switchboard .

Residents flee apartment fire

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CDT

A fire that broke out around 11 p.m. Sunday at an apartment complex at 400 Mission Ranch Blvd. forced all of the residents outside and did significant damage to the building, especially the south side.

Rising to the occasion

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

About 75 members of the Vineyard of Chico Church celebrated Easter with a sunrise service at the Easter Cross in upper Bidwell Park on Sunday.

Sun and wine before supervisors this week

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Should Butte County encourage solar power, ease rules on tasting rooms in small wineries, allow a bit of wiggle room on minimum parcel sizes, or consider creating a way to streamline some routine development decisions?

Workshop will focus on downtown's future

Posted: 24 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Downtown Chico will be the subject of scrutiny Tuesday as residents try to figure out what they think the district should look like in 2030.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

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60 attend free fitness boot camp

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

Get Fit Chico, a free boot camp open to all ages, is being put on Saturday mornings by Sports and Fitness gym at Hooker Oak Recreation Area to help people lose weight and feel better.

All About us: Volunteer work is sheer park pleasure

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

I have reached the conclusion that absolutely everyone in Chico has heard of Bidwell Park. Its our landmark, what defines us as a town.

Astronauts complete fifth and final spacewalk

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:50 PM CDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Endeavour's astronauts embarked on the fifth and final spacewalk of their mission Saturday, this time attaching a 50-foot inspection pole to the international space station for use by the next shuttle visitors.

At Briar Rose, raising lambs is labor of love

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- When it comes right down to it, Jane Scheuermann is first and foremost a mom. But while others with such instincts would have stopped at raising children, for Scheuermann it's meant almost half a lifetime in the business of bringing up

Becker brings aboard Silver Cup title

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

And just like that, Sean Becker is up on the radar for the 2008 season at Silver Dollar Speedway. The Oroville native and veteran track standout scored a feature victory at Saturday's Silver Cup proceedings, winning the title on what was the second

Beyond Chico

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

Coast celebrates the Aleutian Goose CRESCENT CITY — The return of thousands of Aleutian geese are celebrated March 29, 30 and 31 with tours, speakers and activities.

Cheer team brings home national title

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Chico Cheer All Stars, a team of girls and teens who perform tumbling and dance routines, has won the National All Star Cheerleading Championship during competitions held the first week in March at Walt Disney World.

Controlled burn planned thist week

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

BRUSH CREEK -- The Plumas National Forest will be conducting a 70-acre prescribed burn Monday and Tuesday near Brush Creek.

Daily Planner: March 23

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

Easter Sunday Event 27TH ANNUAL PANCAKES FOR PEACE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Daily Planner: March 24

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

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: Firm warrants salute for offering chance

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

One of the longtime platforms of this newspaper has been to encourage the expansion of career and technical education in our schools.

Efforts to stabilize economy bring praise, but also new scrutiny

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:50 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has taken its boldest action since the Great Depression, invoking rarely used powers in an effort to contain a panic threatening to undermine the economy.

Egg hunt whips up excitement in Bidwell Park

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

David Cowley got in line two and a half hours early to secure his position as one of the first children to gather plastic eggs Saturday at Caper Acres.

Former '70s radical, freed by math error, taken back to California prison

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES -- Just days after her release on parole, former 1970s radical Sara Jane Olson was headed back to prison Saturday to serve at least one more year after what corrections officials called an "administrative error" resulted in her early

Jesus Center offers meal with a meaning

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

About 300 men, women and children attended Easter dinner at the Jesus Center on Saturday, but organizers said they hoped those involved took away more than a full belly.

Letter: Campground problems not addressed

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

The new Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park campground plan is worth analyzing carefully. The Nature Conservancy initially acquired the site and stated its intention to create restored natural habitat, not disclosing these development plans with the

Letter: Columnist won't line the birdcage

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Roger Aylworth writes one of the most enjoyable pieces in the Sunday paper. His slightly self-deprecating style is comfortable and humorous with a well-spoken readability.

Letter: Cut into educational bureaucracy

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Quentin Colgan's letter of March 16 about where the Chico Unified School District's money goes deserves an answer.

Letter: Get smarter with arts funding

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Where are our No. 10 Best Small Art Towns in America supporters? With the release of the city survey this month, I think it's clear there is a big disconnect between the non-arts community and the art community in Chico.

Letter: Liberals helped our country grow

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

George Hoag's letter made a number of remarks that I, perhaps in my young naivete, can't help but scratch my head at.

Letter: New Guantanamo policy upsetting

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

How unsettling is the March 12 AP story in the E-R? Very. It's getting harder and harder to stomach how our U.

Letter: Read before criticizing

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Leonard Adame's March 16 letter criticizing William F. Buckley causes me to wonder if Adame ever read what Buckley wrote.

Letter: Treat library books with care

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

I am a frequent patron of our local library, and I can't contain my distress any longer. In my experience, it is quite common to come across food stains in the books I check out.

Letter: Try reusable water bottles

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

One of the important questions surrounding water packaged in single-serve plastic bottles is not whether this water is safe (letter to the editor, March 14), but whether it is necessary.

Letter: Volunteering changes your outlook

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

I read the March 15 "Perspective" by Bill Such, director of the Jesus Center. I was reminded of my own preconceived notions of the homeless until I was invited to serve as a volunteer at the center.

Letter: What about the food?

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Unfortunately, the March 12 article, "The cultural significance of taco trucks" by Sarah Kingsbury, was not at all about taco trucks or Tacos El Pinolero.

Local Roundup: Butte loses to two conference foes

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Butte College baseball team dropped a pair of Golden Valley Conference contests that took the Roadrunners out of a first-place tie with Feather River, 7-3 to Shasta and 3-1 to Lassen in seven innings.

Otter slaughter: Dee hits for cycle, Chico State baseball sweeps

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

As much as it pains him to do it, Chico State baseball coach Dave Taylor might want to recant the nature of his team's identity.

PG&E work won't impact old building

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:50 PM CDT

A lot of hustle and bustle is happening around a turn-of-the-century building on Park Avenue, but the building itself won't be harmed.

People on the Street

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Now that Wal-Mart has called off plans for a supercenter in north Chico, what should happen with the expansion plans for the south Chico store?

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Highway 70 SOUTH OF OROVILLE — Near Ophir Road and Palermo Road, various lane closures can be expected 7 a.

Taking another leap into a murky world

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

It's happened again. Against my better judgment I've made another leap into the murky darkness of technology, and it is more than a little disconcerting.

The Bookshelf: "Actual Size"

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

This big book is all about size, a subject that young children find riveting. Whose head is bigger, yours or an Alaskan brown bear's?

Travis Souders column: Wildcat head coach job has hidden appeal

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

At first glance, there isn't much to look at, other than perhaps those sharp cardinal road uniforms. Here's what you're getting into if you're applying for the Chico State men's basketball head coach job: A team that hasn't been competitive for

Saturday, March 22, 2008

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4:15 Update: Plane crash report unfounded

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 06:33 PM CDT

MAGALIA — A report of a plane crash was determined to be unfounded about 45 minutes after it was called in.

Aimed at the boomers

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Eric Jones, an employee with Powers Chiropractic, talks with Amanda Allagreen, 11, and her mother Cheryl Allagreen of Magalia during the Growing Young Expo March 15 at Chico Mall.

Clutch relievers: Butte stifles Shasta rally for key win

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

There was a stretch in February when the Butte College baseball team's relief pitchers lost four straight games they had been leading or tied in going into the seventh inning.

Daily Planner: March 22

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

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: No significant problems

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 09:46 AM CDT

No serious traffic problems have been reported in Butte or Glenn county. As of 7:30 a.m. today, the California Highway Patrol lists only one problem in the region, debris in the road on Grainland Road, at Seven Mile Lane.

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

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

HIT — We've all heard the horror stories of the public's treatment at the hands of some government employees.

Elder gathering brings social connection; helpful tips

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Sharing heritage, stories and learning to be prepared in case of disaster was the focus of an Elders Gathering on March 15 at Park Avenue Power Pavilion in Chico.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

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

Judge postpones setting trial date in Glenn murder case

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Glenn County judge Friday postponed setting a trial date in the case of a 17-year-old boy accused of killing a Chico man last December at Grindstone Rancheria near Elk Creek.

Launching the cycle

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

At the Feather River Hatchery in Oroville, workers are busy rearing baby salmon that will return to the Feather River system in three to five years.

Letter: Chico man quick to help

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

This is to a real nice person in the town of Chico. His name is Mike Halldorson. When you need a part he was the only one who is open on a holiday and in his old store, which we were sorry to see it destroyed by an accident.

Letter: Disc golf better idea than a Wal-Mart

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

So the powers that be at Wal-Mart decided not to build a second Wal-Mart in Chico. Hurrah. We needed that like a hole in the head.

Letter: Don't fall for global warming hysteria

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

When it comes to choosing between Al Gore and Thomas Sowell, Robert Woods would choose the former whereas I would choose the latter.

Letter: Take that back ... oh, never mind

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Leonard Adame opened his letter of Sunday with, "My mother said never speak ill of the dead. OK, I won't .

Letter: We've heard this story before

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Regarding Robert Woods' letter of March 13, where he says: "Since (Al) Gore's landmark book we've had melting of great Antarctic ice shelves, the loss of Arctic ocean ice, and the loss or diminution of great glaciers worldwide.

Local Briefs

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Chico State building topic of meeting New construction at Chico State University will be discussed at a meeting 3-5 p.

Local Roundup: Victor's slam helps Wildcat baseball sweep pair

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Nick Victor hit a grand slam in the first game and Josh Meagher had two hits in each game of a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader that the Chico State baseball team swept from Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday at Nettleton

Low-lying plane triggers fears it crashed

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- An extremely low-flying Air Force plane is apparently what triggered a search for a crashed aircraft Friday afternoon.

Mechoopda have high hopes for Verbena Fields

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Members of the Mechoopda Indian tribe of Chico are excited about growing and harvesting native plants in a planned nature area, Ali Meders-Knight, who belongs to the tribe, said Thursday.

Natural Wonders: Keddie may be 'father' of Feather River

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

In a time when we honor our forefathers and revere their contributions to civilization, and when we place high value on having official "fathers" such as the Father of our Country, George Washington, and the Father of our National Parks, John Muir,

Protesters say nursing is nice, not naughty

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Mothers and babies who gathered in front of Marie Callender's on Friday want an apology. About a dozen women carrying their children, and a couple of men, held signs and talked quietly outside the restaurant.

Recreation district files suits against Oroville

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Feather River Recreation and Park District filed three lawsuits against the city of Oroville and several developers Friday afternoon, based on what it calls ongoing failure by the city to address the impacts of city-approved

Religious Briefs

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Sunrise service Sunday at Black Butte LakeM ORLAND — The Orland Ministerial Association will provide an Easter Sunday sunrise service at 7 a.

Senior Planner: March 22 - March 28

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

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

Service encourages helping to bring an end to tragedies

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

More than 350 people packed Our Divine Savior Church in Chico for an ecumenical Good Friday service. The event was sponsored by seven Christian churches that belong to the Chico Area Interfaith Council.

Silver Cup: Stewart wins main for sprints

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Shane Stewart couldn't place in the top three in his heat race Friday night in the Silver Cup's 360 sprint competition at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Suspect in shooting says he was pursuing a coyote

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Glenn County authorities are continuing an investigation of an incident last weekend involving rifle shots fired toward a Hmong family fishing on a bank of the Sacramento River north of Butte City.

Wildcat softball sweeps twinbill against Toros

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Lauren Walker was in line for yet another tough-luck loss. For a change, her Chico State teammates wouldn't have any of it.

William Finch students shine at Decathlon

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Three William Finch Charter School students brought back gold medals recently from the California Academic Decathlon competition in Sacramento, a school official said.

Friday, March 21, 2008

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A vision of heaven: Minister to tell of his experience after his 'death'

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Nearly every driver, at times perhaps, fears that horrendous possibility — crashing into a big truck head-on.

Administrative changes abound at OUSD

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:09 AM CDT

ORLAND — Most Orland schools will have new people running them by next year, as principals and administrators retire, leave or move to new positions.

All Northern Section basketball: Local selections are limited

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CDT

There are just as many kids from Eastern Athletic League schools as last year on the All-Northern Section basketball teams.

Barrera says Orland building retrofit cost prohibitive

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:09 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Hopes to use Glenn County Office of Education's Orland administration building for students looked dim Wednesday after a report from the superintendent of schools on retrofitting the structure.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Jackson Wayne Morse The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jackson Wayne Morse for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear for charges of possession

China blankets restive Tibetan areas with troops

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

ZHONGDIAN, China -- China blanketed restive Tibetan areas Thursday with a huge buildup of troops, turning small towns across a wide swath of western China into armed encampments.

Daily Planner: March 21

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Performance BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Blue Surge." 139 W. First St., Chico. Explores collision between two cops and two prostitutes, exposes frustrated longing of bruised hearts, encourages audience to consider how the past affects their destiny.

Editorial: Judge Stevens saved many lives

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:34 AM CDT

If ever a person deserved a long, leisurely retirement, it was Judge Darrell Stevens. After devoting the last 10 years of his judicial career to helping people overcome addictions, he retired less than three years ago, determined to enjoy the good

Enloe among hospitals fined by state

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Enloe Medical Center is one of 11 California hospitals hit with $25,000 fines last week because of problems that allegedly endangered patients.

Feeding time

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

A pair of vultures take off after feasting on dead fish in a pool of water in Lindo Channel Thursday.

Floodwaters become familiar to weary Midwesterners

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

FENTON, Mo. -- With more than a dozen people killed by floodwaters and rivers still rising, weary Midwesterners on Thursday weighed not just the prospect of a sodden cleanup but the likelihood that their communities could be inundated again.

Letter: Don't be conned by spin doctors

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Robert Woods' March 13 letter headlined "Help planet by erasing Sowell" espouses Al Gore's book on global warming and suggests that the E-R terminate Thomas Sowell's column.

Letter: Price hikes benefit gas stations

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:34 AM CDT

We are now forced to pay an ungodly amount for gasoline every time we fill up at the pump. Every day we hear about the profits that the major oil companies are making.

Letter: Tenure means nothing in newspaper

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Some years ago I had the privilege of attending Butte College. With only one exception, the time I spent at Butte was an enjoyable experience.

Local Briefs

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Missing Chico man found safe NEWVILLE — An elderly man with a medical condition that placed him at risk was missing from his north Chico home Wednesday afternoon, but was found unharmed late Wednesday night in a remote area of western Glenn

Local Roundup: Wildcat softball splits doubleheader

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Krystal Shaw pitched a five-hitter to five the Chico State softball team a 3-1 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills, which came back to win the second game of a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader 1-0 on Thursday at University

Magic and pennies join in training for county workers

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

A collection of Butte County employees, along with people from private industry and a smattering of job seekers, had a chance this week to learn about magic and pennies.

Man arrested in child molestation case

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:40 PM CDT

CAPAY — Glenn County sheriff's detectives arrested Robert Dudley Theile Jr., 67, Wednesday on a warrant charging him with one count of committing a lewd act on a child under 14.

Missing Chico man found safe

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:49 PM CDT

NEWVILLE — An elderly man with a medical condition that placed him at risk went missing from his north Chico home Wednesday afternoon, but was found unharmed late Wednesday night in a remote area of western Glenn County.

Police Report

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES March 13 — 900 block of Warner Street.

Police seek missing Chico man

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Police are looking for Thomas L. Dwyer, 45, of Chico who has not been seen in the last two weeks. Chico detectives say there is no evidence of foul play in the disappearance of the man who is described as 5-foot-9, 185 pounds, with balding brown

Rose photos capture beauty

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

The pruning season is over and in a very short time, rose bushes throughout the Butte County area will be loaded with beautiful spring blooms.

Sidelines: Silver Dollar to hold Silver Cup

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CDT

The Silver Cup Race of Champions continues its annual two-night racing format tonight and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Sow There! Yard work: It's all in the family

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Mom needed some yard work done at her house. I think more importantly she wanted for us to spend some time together.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Salmon crisis offers very few good options for anglers

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Last week saw the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and National Marine Fisheries Service take emergency action to close the currently open ocean salmon sport fishery between Horse Mountain and Point Arena on April 1.

Wildcats ride Mickartz in Monterey Bay mashing

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Chico State's Pete Mickartz again pitched well enough that he didn't need a ton of run support to pick up his conference-leading seventh win.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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A boy Dutch

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 04:17 AM CDT

A lion head girl This is Thumbelina, a female lion head rabbit (number 0802C007) who needs a home. The Butte Humane Society's shelter is open noon to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Art News Brief: 1078, University Art galleries go 'Uncovered'

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

"Uncovered," a Chico State University art and art history faculty exhibition, will be installed this week at two locations: University Art Gallery on campus and the 1078 Gallery in downtown Chico.

Art News Brief: Jake Early's new 'Seasons' series blooms with Table Mountain

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

Jake Early continues to harvest new design and printmaking fruit from his Chico studio. "Table Mountain" is the latest unique serigraph created on the printing press he designed and built himself.

Art News Brief: Spotlight on sculpture at Chico Art Center

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

A dual exhibit featuring sculptures by local artists David Gentry and Jerry Harris is on display at Chico Art Center through April 13.

Biblio File Book Review: Writer of hilarious Western novel to appear in Chico

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

Start with the Nebraska plain in the year 1871. Add 17-year-old elite-born Edward Turrentine Bayard III, just off the train from Conn-ecticut, sent by his doctor to a lung-clearing sanitarium that proves pretty much nonexistent.

Braves walk all over Williams in rout

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:20 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Hamilton High's baseball coach, Hogan Brown, won't say that his Braves are the favorites to win the Mid-Valley League South this year.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: March 20, 2008

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

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: March 20, 2008

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

Blue Room hosting auditions Tuesday Chico's Blue Room Theatre will hold auditions at 6 p.m. Tuesday for "And Baby Makes Seven.

Buzz Editor's Column: New York Yankees show class, Paris Hilton not so much

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

What are professional sports if not entertainment? That's what the "E" stands for in ESPN. I make that claim to justify the following item's inclusion in this entertainment supplement.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: March 20-26, 2008

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

Thursday, March 20 Music/Nightclubs HAS BEANS, downtown Chico: Open Mic Night. 8-11 p.m. (Sign-ups start at 6 p.

CSUD intersession keeps kids busy over spring break

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:20 AM CDT

Spring break means school-free days for a lot of Chico students, but it can also mean child care hassles for parents and boredom for children without activities to keep them occupied.

City works on Bidwell Park trees

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 04:34 AM CDT

Trees lining lower Bidwell Park's South Park Drive are getting a spring trim to make the park safer. Chico Urban Forester Denice Britton said the city is in the process of pruning the large oak and sycamore trees overhanging South Park Drive.

Correction

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Tuesday's Page 3A story on former "American Idol" contestant Gina Glocksen was overly broad in referring to areas she has visited.

Daily Planner: March 20

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:22 AM CDT

Events BIONEERS SPEAKER SERIES: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7-9 p.m. DVD viewing. Chico Women's Club, 592 E. Third St.

Daily Planner: March 21

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:22 AM CDT

Performance BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Blue Surge." 139 W. First St., Chico. Explores collision between two cops and two prostitutes, exposes frustrated longing of bruised hearts, encourages audience to consider how the past affects their destiny.

Early traffic: No problems reported

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 09:41 AM CDT

As of 7:30 a.m. today, area traffic was looking good. The California Highway Patrol lists no problems in Butte or Glenn counties.

Editorial: Don't tinker with The Esplanade

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Residents of the avenues in Chico voiced objections Monday to having The Esplanade pulled from the plan for their neighborhood, as was recommended by the Planning Commission.

Glenn officials, veterans skirmish over Memorial Hall scheduling

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:20 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- The dust from long-fought struggles between veterans and Glenn County officials has settled in recent months, but there was a new problem taken to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday afternoon.

Glenn officials, veterans skirmish over scheduling

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:39 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- The dust from long-fought struggles between veterans and Glenn County officials has settled in recent months, but there was a new problem taken to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday afternoon.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'The Savages' is a good film on a tough subject

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:43 PM CDT

"The Savages" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney as a brother and sister dealing with the fact that their father can no longer take care of himself.

Herger sees war's progress

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 04:14 AM CDT

After five years since the start of the Iraq war, U.S. Rep. Wally Herger still backs the conflict as a key element in stabilizing the Middle East.

Letter: Chico survey not a valid tool

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:52 AM CDT

The budget survey is embraced as a "tool" by Scott Gruendl and Mary Flynn. Just what kind of tool? Finance Director Jennifer Hennessey hired Fairbanks, Maslin, Maullin & Assoc.

Letter: Survey of Chico residents imprecise

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:20 AM CDT

I do appreciate your astute recognition of the failures of the city's most recent survey. The city government fails its citizens when it does not solicit competitive bids and overlooks firms in its own community that can provide quality services.

Letter: Where have all the salmon gone?

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:50 AM CDT

When we think of salmon we usually recall the nature films we've seen with thousands of salmon swimming upstream, leaping waterfalls, avoiding the bears and finally reaching their spawning grounds to repeat their miraculous life cycle.

Letter: Work together to improve the air

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 04:13 AM CDT

I think it's time that we all stopped blaming one another for our poor air quality. I too am just as guilty of this.

Local Briefs

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:43 AM CDT

Alleged drunken driver phones wrong friend HAMILTON CITY — A woman stopped just after noon Tuesday on Highway 32 for suspicion of driving under the influence badly failed a field sobriety test given by a Glenn County deputy.

Local Roundup: Roadrunners split GVC twinbill in Quincy

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:21 AM CDT

The Butte College softball team was intent on leaving Quincy with at least a split in its Golden Valley Conference doubleheader at Feather River on Wednesday afternoon.

Music Brief: Bryn Loosley playing 2 CD-release shows this week

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

Bryn Loosely, who fronted local band Buffalo Creek for seven years, returns from Portland, Ore. for two shows in support of his brand-new CD, "The Wrecker.

Music Brief: Trace Peru's musical roots at Laxson Auditorium Tuesday

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CDT

Peru Negro, a 20-member ensemble that has played traditional music from colonial Peru for more than 30 years, will perform at 7 p.

Music Feature: Recording arts major gets education at South by Southwest Festival

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:44 PM CDT

Editor's note: The 22nd annual South By Southwest Festival, which featured some 1,700 acts on 80 stages, took place March 12-16.

North State Voices: Spring break in Mexico is no vacation

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:47 AM CDT

I have nothing against the trumpet. It is a sleek, powerful instrument, with a strong, vibrant sound and a sharp, shining appearance.

Paradise schools hire interim superintendent

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:20 AM CDT

PARADISE -- A retired superintendent from a the Sacramento area will take over as chief in Paradise Unified School District until a permanent one can be found.

Parent Education Network closes its doors this month

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:22 AM CDT

Parent Education Network, a nonprofit, homegrown agency dedicated to helping families for 26 years, will soon close its doors.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Mansfield making strides for Mustangs

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:21 AM CDT

Kayla Mansfield can strike you out, hit one out and in the end, she can rock you out too. The Champion Christian senior turned in an MVP performance over the weekend at the Los Molinos tournament by winning all three of her team's games pitching and

School time

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:42 AM CDT

Honors -- Third- and fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Limberg, from Plaza School near Orland, was awarded the Teacher of Excellence for Community Outreach, by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.

Strikeouts stacking up for Corning star

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:21 AM CDT

Corning High's Tanner McIntyre can't seem to find much luck at the plate. Batters who have faced him from the mound can likely relate to his plight.

Testimony heard in Chico woman's homicide case

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 02:51 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Chico man will admit killing his live-in girlfriend, his attorney told jurors Wednesday, but maintains the crime occurred during a heated quarrel.

Tests find pharmaceuticals

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:20 AM CDT

SAN JOSE -- Water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and from at least two Santa Clara County reservoirs contains trace amounts of pharmaceutical compounds, including ibuprofen, hormones found in birth control pills and a drug used to reduce

The Nosebleed Section: Keep it real with school colors please

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 03:20 AM CDT

The Chico State baseball team has worn something like 10 different uniforms since I became a part of Chico and its premier educational institution back in 2001.

Theater Review: Cops, prostitutes share life's struggles in Blue Room drama

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:43 PM CDT

Prostitutes and police officers collide — and discover they have something in common — in "Blue Surge," a drama now playing at the Blue Room Theatre.

Theater Review: Joseph's story re-created at Chico Theater Company

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:44 PM CDT

Most people are familiar with the Bible story of Joseph, in Genesis, and his coat of many colors. Its interpretation in the musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," adds intriguing angles to the story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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Blue Shield to close Chico office in consolidation

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Health insurance provider Blue Shield of California's Chico office will be closed by the end of October because of a consolidation of operations, a company spokesman said.

Blue Shield will close Chico office by end of October

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 06:45 PM CDT

Health insurance provider Blue Shield of California's Chico office will be closed by the end of October because of a consolidation of operations, a company spokesman said.

Cabral may be given probation in strangulation

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Although he is convicted on a felony and awaits sentencing for strangling his girlfriend early last year, 24-year-old Reynaldo Cesar Cabral may not ever see the inside of a prison.

Chico in 2030: Small-town feel endure

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Residents picture Chico in 2030 as place with a vibrant downtown, great streets, a healthy economy and diverse cultural activities that still keeps its small town character.

Community Roundup: Bateman, Lampe shine in Fairfield

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Molly Bateman and Cypress Lampe led Nor Cal Aquatics to its best finish at the Sierra Nevada Junior Olympic Swimming Championships at Solano College in Fairfield.

Contract approved for Orland recreation center

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Plans to build a recreation center in Orland near Lely Aquatic Park moved forward Monday with approval by the City Council of a contractor to build the facility.

Convenience store robbed

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:14 PM CDT

Just before 4:30 a.m. today, a man with a knife robbed the Flyers convenience store at 2501 Notre Dame Blvd.

Daily Planner: March 19

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: March 20

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Blue Surge." 139 W. First St., Chico. Exploring the collision between two cops and two prostitutes, the play exposes the frustrated longing of bruised hearts and encourages audience members to consider how the past

Deputies break up underage drinking party near Orland

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Thirty-one juveniles have had their names forwarded to the Glenn County Probation Office and at least one young adult has been arrested, following an underage drinking party south of Orland Saturday.

Early traffic: No local problems reported

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 09:39 AM CDT

No traffic delays or accidents have been reported in Butte or Glenn counties. However, motorists headed east on Highway 32 may run into a delay after the road goes into Tehama County.

Editorial: North Chico still needs shopping

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Wal-Mart saved itself what would have been a long, expensive fight when it officially dropped plans Tuesday to build a supercenter in north Chico.

Fed aggressively cuts funds rate by three-fourths of a percentage point

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 03:22 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve today slashed a key interest rate by three-fourths of a percentage point, moving aggressively to contain a credit crisis threatening to push the country into a severe recession.

Follow the leader

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

RIGHT TO LEFT: Six-year-old Caitlen Comendant leads brother, Benjamin, 4, and cohort, Jasmine Bucago, 5, across a promenade parallel to Sycamore Pool at One Mile Recreation Area on Tuesday.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: James Mercer The Glenn County Sheriff's Office and Red Bluff Parole are seeking James Edward Mercer for parole violations.

Letter: Catholic school accusations incorrect

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

In response to Ruth Ruhl-LaMusga's response regarding the letter of Rhonda Zisle in the matter of Mercy High School, I was quite befuddled.

Letter: Disgraced governor has it all

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Your editorial on Friday asks "Spitzer criminal or just stupid?" I think the answer is (c) both of the above.

Letter: Keene sides with oil companies

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

During a time when we are all feeling the economy crunch and watching schools have to send out pink slips, I find it irresponsible of Rick Keene to be supporting the gas companies.

Letter: Talk to teenagers about sex

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

One in four teen girls are currently infected with a sexually transmitted disease. How incredibly tragic.

Local Roundup: Las Plumas rolls past Chico

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Behind 20 hits and a five-run rally in the fourth inning, the Las Plumas High baseball team knocked off Chico 13-8 Tuesday afternoon in the round-robin Chico tournament.

Local bicycle advocate back home from San Jose hospital

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:39 AM CDT

By LAURA URSENY Staff Writer There was nothing different about the Ed McLaughlin that attended Monday's Avenues Neighborhood Plan meeting this week, except "the package," an electric wheelchair that made his visit possible.

Local briefs

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Chico man in serious condition after vehicle crashes into tree ORLAND — A Chico man suffered major injuries Sunday afternoon when he crashed his vehicle into a tree on Highway 32 east of Orland.

Noted judge dies after heart attack

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Retired Butte County Superior Court Judge Darrell Stevens died Tuesday after suffering an apparent heart attack while playing golf in Chico.

Police: Man sought wife in shooting

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 04:32 AM CDT

ORLAND — A rifle-toting man who shot and killed the father of his estranged wife inside a home on County Road K Monday, was reportedly looking for the woman at the time.

Retired Judge Darrell Stevens dies of apparent heart attack

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 11:57 PM CDT

Retired Butte County Superior Court Judge Darrell Stevens died Tuesday after suffering an apparent heart attack while playing golf in Chico.

Ridge planning commission delays tree ordinance decision

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

PARADISE — After a marathon, four-hour-long meeting Tuesday, the Paradise Planning Commission delayed making a decision regarding the town's tree ordinance.

Sidelines: PRPD sets softball manager meeting

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Each team represented at the meeting will receive two free day practices, given out at the meeting only.

Starving Student: When the food and drinks mix just right, it's a Banshee state of mind

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

The Banshee is very dear to my heart because they make the best Old Fashioned cocktail in town. The Old Fashioned is one of the oldest drinks in the book and is made with bourbon that is also very dear to my heart (though probably not so healthy

The Esplanade at 'heart' of talks about city plans

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Residents of the avenues don't want their input diminished on their neighborhood's main thoroughfare and are upset at recommendations to remove The Esplanade from their neighborhood plan.

Theater Review: Cops, prostitutes share life's struggles in Blue Room drama

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 03:26 PM CDT

This review will appear in Thursday's editiion of The Buzz. Prostitutes and police officers collide — and discover they have something in common — in "Blue Surge," a drama now playing at the Blue Room Theatre.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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2007 'American Idol' contestant visits Paradise

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:32 AM CDT

PARADISE — A woman who was part of the top-rated "American Idol" TV series wrapped up a family visit in Paradise Monday.

Campus clips for March 18

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 03:32 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Libraries looked at again Anthony Grafton will be the guest speaker for a Chico State Presidential Scholar and Humanities Center book-theme lecture March 26 at 7:30 p.

Chico woman files suit to bring double home plans back

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Chico homeowner who earlier hoped to turn two homes into one has filed a lawsuit that would let her continue with her expansion plans.

Daily Planner: March 18

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:01 AM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Daily Planner: March 19

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:01 AM CDT

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

Early traffic: Things looking quiet

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 10:14 AM CDT

Mostly sunny skies and mostly clear roads will greet motorists in Butte and Glenn counties this morning.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Escott/Fowler team wins Canyon Oaks 6-6-6 Tournament

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The team of Karen Escott and Mary Fowler took first place with a score of 57.4 in the Canyon Oaks CC Women's 6-6-6 Tournament.

Editorial: Painting stripes a slow process

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

In March 2007, the Chico City Council voted to change parking along several streets west of downtown and south of Chico State University from parallel to diagonal parking.

Female suicide bomber kills 43 in Shiite holy city of Karbala

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 02:08 AM CDT

BAGHDAD -- A female suicide bomber struck Shiite worshippers in the holy city of Karbala on Monday, an official and a witness said, killing at least 43 people and leaving pools of blood on the street leading to one of Iraq's most revered mosques.

I-5 crash leaves vehicles overturned in ditch

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 02:08 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Three people suffered minor injuries in a crash on Interstate 5 just north of Willows Monday morning that left two vehicles overturned in an irrigation ditch.

Inner View: For Patty Hunter, it's about making a difference

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:02 AM CDT

Patty Hunter remembers how she tried to bring a basic social work concept into daily life when her daughters were young.

Letter: Cats endangered in one neighborhood

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Cats are dying in the Barber neighborhood. This is the area of town west of Park Avenue, between Ninth Street and 22nd Street.

Letter: Drug-test all government employees

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

At a school in New Haven, Conn., the student vice president was suspended for three days, had his title of VP stripped away and not allowed to attend a school dinner.

Letter: Las Plumas students exemplary

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Last week I had the opportunity to inspect the cadets of the Las Plumas High School Navy Junior ROTC.

Letter: Wright hopes for appeal

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Seventeen-year-old Gregory Wright has begun his 22-year, eight-month incarceration at Ione's Preston Youth Correctional Facility.

Local Roundup: Chico State splits CCAA softball doubleheader

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico State's Krystal Shaw pitched a two-hit shutout as the Wildcats split a California Collegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader Monday at San Francisco State, 2-0 and 7-2.

Minor injuries reported in I-5 crash

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Motorists who stopped to help said at least one person was trapped inside one of the vehicles. All of the victims were out when the California Highway Patrol arrived about 11:55 a.

North Chico Wal-Mart plans dropped

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:01 AM CDT

Plans are off for the new Wal-Mart Supercenter proposed for north Chico. Wal-Mart representative Kevin Loscotoff said Monday the company canceled plans for what would have been a 242,000-square-foot retail supercenter at Highway 99 and Garner Lane.

On Foot: Early spring wildflowers are short but sweet

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:01 AM CDT

A gorgeous book came across my desk last week from the Redbud Chapter of the Native Plant Society. "Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California" is, by its nature, a pretty book filled with pictures and descriptions of the hundreds of

One dead, one injured in Orland suicide-attempted murder

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 08:36 PM CDT

ORLAND — A man took his own life after shooting his father-in-law at a residence on County Road K north of Orland this afternoon.

Orland man fatally wounds relative, kills himself

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:01 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Domestic violence may have led to what authorities are investigating as a murder and apparent suicide in a home at 4177 County Road K, south of Orland, Monday afternoon.

Restitution ordered to Paradise police officer

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:01 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A judge Monday ordered a young Paradise man to pay more than $1,700 in restitution to an injured Paradise police officer in connection with a high-profile driving under the influence arrest, which became the focus of a Grand Jury

Sidelines: East boys, West girls win games

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The East boys defeated the West 102-72 Sunday night at Pleasant Valley High in the 13th annual Double Pump Inc.

St. Patrick's Day quiet; some talk of making it official holiday

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:01 AM CDT

St. Patrick's Day locally remained quiet in the morning, but police Sgt. Scott Fransen said a crescendo started to build around 2 p.

Supreme Court to review FCC policy on broadcast profanity

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 02:08 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- When the Supreme Court last took on a broadcast indecency case in 1978, there was no such thing as the Internet, the cable television industry was just starting to catch on and kids looking for a cheap thrill would sneak into an

Welcome to our 'new' newspaper

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:57 PM CDT

The Enterprise-Record has a new, slimmer look today. The E-R has changed its printing press so it can fit a narrower page that is becoming more common in the industry.

Woman files suit to revisit double home plans

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 12:32 AM CDT

The Chico homeowner who earlier hoped to turn two homes into one has filed a lawsuit that would let her continue with her expansion plans.

Monday, March 17, 2008

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Blog Log for March 17

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

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: Mansion's restoration period intrigues me

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Bidwell Mansion has had three lives. For the first 50 years, it was the home of John and Annie Bidwell.

Concerns on diagonal parking considered

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Rather than converting all the parking in a neighborhood east of downtown to diagonal, the city is changing its plans to meet the concerns of residents.

Council, planning panel to meet jointly to discuss General Plan

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

The Chico City Council and the Planning Commission will get together Tuesday night to discuss the city's General Plan update.

DeCoito collects three hits, Wildcats beat Antelopes

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Travis DeCoito went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs as the Chico State baseball team completed a four-game weekend sweep of Grand Canyon in Phoenix on Sunday with 10-5 nonconference victory.

Fiddlers judged solely by music

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Sequestered in the basement, the judges of Saturday's statewide fiddling championship failed to see the nervous stance of the younger contestants, or the perfect form of the more experienced.

Letter: County program inefficient

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

The Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services' medical services program (MSP) has not fulfilled its duty to serve the residents of Butte County, and in particular my mother.

Letter: Let the flags fly in Chico

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

I can hear the clamor over the flag issue resonate in the editorials for weeks to come, and rightfully so.

Letter: Young artists shine

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

The 2008 Young Artist Auditions who vied for first prize Feb. 24 to solo with the North State Symphony in the Rowland Taylor Recital Hall are already a happy memory.

Loss of the season: Smith-Williams' early exit dooms Wildcats

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 09:16 PM CDT

Without Audriana Spencer, the Chico State women's basketball team was still giving Alaska Anchorage a fight.

Marysville elms could follow City Plaza elms

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

MARYSVILLE -- In Marysville's Washington Square, along Highway 20, one sign welcomes travelers into town and another points out the nearby historic district, but the little park itself appears less than welcoming.

News of Our History for March 17

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'County to enter flood insurance program' OROVILLE — Meeting in emergency session, the Butte County Board of Supervisors Friday .

Police find meth in home close to junior high school

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Police discovered about 17 grams of methamphetamine at a house on the 2300 block of North Avenue near Bidwell Junior High School Friday, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department.

Police report St. Patrick's weekend relatively mild

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

St. Patrick's weekend through Sunday morning seemed relatively mild, showing lower or matching numbers of arrests and complaints compared to past years.

Shamrock shuffle

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Dressed in bright green attire, (Photo No. 1) participants in Saturday's Shamrock Shuffle begin their run/walk on the Chico State University campus, offering students and community members a fun alternative on St.

Shaw, Walker story of the split for Wildcat softball

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 09:18 PM CDT

For Chico State's freshman pitchers, it was a day of lessons learned. Krystal Shaw learned that sometimes you get a break.

Silver Dollar Fair premium books available

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Premium books with competition categories and prizes listed are available by request for the 2008 Silver Dollar Fair, and will be mailed no later than Friday.

Survivor T-shirts available at meeting

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Gearing up for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life, a survivor reception will be held Wednesday at Enloe Conference Center, 1528 The Esplanade in Chico.

Tibet protests spread to other provinces, as Dalai Lama warns of cultural genocide

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CDT

TONGREN, China (AP) — Protests spread from Tibet into three neighboring provinces Sunday as Tibetans defied a Chinese government crackdown, while the Dalai Lama decried what he called the "cultural genocide" taking place in his homeland.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

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19-story crane collapses onto apartments; four dead

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

NEW YORK -- A crane rising 19 stories alongside a skyscraper under construction toppled like a tree across a city block Saturday, crashing into apartment buildings, killing four people and setting off a scramble for survivors.

All About Us: Strenghth, fitness is right inspiration for her daughters

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

I walked out of the bedroom wearing my running clothes and holding my shoes in my hand. My six-year old daughter asked, "Mommy, are you going running?

Analysts say rate cut may not be enough to save U.S. from recession

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Desperate to aid an economy in crisis, the Federal Reserve is ready to deliver yet another big interest rate cut.

Daily Planner: March 16

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

Events BUTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Oregon City School, 2100 Oregon Gulch Road, (between Oroville and Cherokee).

Daily Planner: March 17

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

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

Easter starts early in Chico

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

Sabrina Howell(left), 2, and Emilee Baugh, 3, of Chico dabble with Easter egg dyeing during Easter festivitiess put on Thursday by Norcal Center on Deafness Easter at the Elks Lodge.

Editorial: Simple flag display could be effective

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

Twice a year, American flags blossom on lightpoles all over Chico for a few weeks. In April, Earth flags appear for a month.

Flashbacks from Here and There: Anecdotes

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE, March 3, 2008 -- Between the top of our garage door and the ceiling is a metal grating that stretches the width of the garage.

Graves may contain more Manson victims

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK -- Bone-white stretches of salt, leached up from the lifeless soil, lay like a shroud over the high desert where a paranoid Charles Manson holed up after an orgy of murder nearly four decades ago.

Hundreds get Chico school layoff notices

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CDT

For weeks, Chico Unified School District has been warning employees of impending layoff notices. Now hundreds of people have them in hand.

Incubator program helps small firms in Orland

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A business assistance program that has been successful elsewhere has been launched here. Orland is the home of the Orland Business Incubator Program — or Orland BIP for short.

Letter: Buckley's legacy odious

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

My mother said never speak ill of the dead. OK, I won't, because William F. Buckley's own deeds revealed his racism, sexism, xenophobia, intolerance.

Letter: Debate is so much fun

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

Since letter writer Jorge Smirnoff apparently missed spelling class, my real name is George Hoag. I'm not sure why he kept calling me "Chicken Little" or even who Chicken Little is — maybe a literary character from Smirnoff's extensive library?

Letter: Donation appreciated

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

The Center for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (a local diagnostic center for children exposed to alcohol in utero) would like to thank the Soroptimists International of Chico for their recent donation to our center.

Letter: Help high school libraries

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

The two comprehensive high school libraries in Chico, Pleasant Valley High and Chico High, are teaming up with Lyon Books to help put new books in the hands of teenagers by having a book drive.

Letter: Salaries only half the story

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

In light of the budget crises our various governments are in (city, county, state, federal, you name it), I wanted to see how "my" pay compared with a nonspecified, but most definitely not fictitious, average public servant.

Letter: What's wrong with people?

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

What is wrong with people and why did it go unnoticed until firefighters doing a routine mapping discovered raw sewage leaking from an apartment complex in the city?

Letter: Where does CUSD money go?

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

When two people, who are usually on opposite sides of the table, get together and ask me for something, I get suspicious.

Local Roundup: Chico State baseball one away from Arizona sweep

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Chico State baseball team will go for a four-game, nonconference sweep today in Phoenix after taking a pair of seven-inning contests Saturday against Grand Canyon University, 2-1 and 8-2.

Opportunities open for learning a skill: Aero Union begins program to train high school students

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CDT

A Chico company is planting a new crop, trying to home-grow something it has a hard time finding: qualified employees.

People on the Street

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:08 AM CDT

Is the expansion of Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park on River Road, with the addition of campgrounds, a good idea?

Puppets tout other uses for war money

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Giant puppets representing alternative uses for war spending paraded around City Plaza Saturday in observance of the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war.

Supervisors aren't happy campers

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

So the state wants to build a campground on the Sacramento River near Chico. Doesn't the state know you can't provide any kind of recreational opportunities near Chico without a fight?

The Bookshelf: "Mr. Tannen's Ties"

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

Some kids may wonder what a principal is good for besides being stern and leading the Pledge Of Allegiance.

Unlikely miracle about to change my literary status

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:07 AM CDT

If I look a bit more distracted than usual there is a reason. I'm in a state of shock! I'm suddenly being forced to adjust to an entirely new reality, and I don't adjust all that well to change, even if the change is officially way cool.

WomenBuild: Volunteers create house to help fulfill a family's dream

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Construction on the house was finished, but the joke at the site was that all the workers would be back next weekend because they wouldn't know what to do with a free Saturday.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

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20,000 daffodils make Magalia a blooming place

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- The arrival of spring is hard to miss in Magalia, where thousands of daffodils have been planted to brighten the day.

Arraignment in sexual assault case is March 28

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

A Chico man arrested last Sunday as a suspect in the alleged sexual assault of a 21-year-old woman will be arraigned March 28.

Butte supervisor candidates: and then there were eight

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

While Thursday it appeared there were nine candidates running for three Butte County supervisors' seats, by Friday the number had changed to eight.

Corrections

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

The name of John Byrne, candidate for the 4th District Butte County Board of Supervisors' post, was misspelled on Friday's front page of the Enterprise-Record.

Crews fight fires in Chico garage, empty horse stable

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

A fire in Chico Thursday night damaged a garage on Clara Lane, while a second Friday afternoon destroyed an empty horse stable on Manzanita Avenue.

Daily Planner: March 15, 2008

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: March 16, 2008

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events BUTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Oregon City School, 2100 Oregon Gulch Road, (between Oroville and Cherokee).

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

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

HIT — It's wonderful to hear that injured cyclist Ed McLaughlin is back home. As astounding as specialty health care is, there's nothing like the feeling of being back among friends and family to boost the healing process.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

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

Holy Week services for area churches

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Chico: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: Good Friday communion and worship at noon. Church on the Esplanade, 1119 The Esplanade: Good Friday service; 7 p.

In Session: Don't hold your breath for health care change

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

It would be great if we could wake up some morning and all the pressing issues would suddenly disappear and we could all move on to reap the benefits.

Judge upholds three prior 'strikes' against Pacheco

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- One day after a jury found Darrin Pacheco guilty of manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Magalia man, a judge Friday upheld three prior "strikes" against him.

LP teams take home haul of T-shirts won at North State Relays

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CDT

The Las Plumas High track and field team left University Stadium on the Chico State campus Friday with a lot more shirts than it came with, and that's a sign of success from the John Lanzaveccia North State Relays.

Lassen gets help on Butte errors to win first game

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CDT

In 20 innings of dogged Golden Valley Conference college baseball on Friday, Butte never trailed Lassen by more than four runs and yet never had a lead of its own the entire way.

Letter: Dare to compare

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The latest news in the "What will the rest of the world think of us now" refrain is the headline, "Bush to veto bill to ban waterboarding.

Letter: Home school ruling off base

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The recent ruling in Los Angeles regarding the legality of home schooling should be a great concern to anyone who values the personal freedoms being a citizen of this great nation has always held.

Letter: Iraq war creates terrorists

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

An estimated 1 million-plus Iraqis have been killed. An estimated 4.5 million Iraqis have become refugees to neighboring countries (the U.

Letter: Play goes too far

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Euripides' "Bacchae," produced at Harlen Adams Theatre, reveals the tempest of its director's imagination: think of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as a sitcom looking for a plot — ah!

Local Briefs

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Holcombe, Walker seek council seats Two early runners have declared their intent to run for City Council in the November election.

Local Roundup: Wildcats top Grand Canyon with 10 unearned runs

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Helped by 10 unearned runs — including six in the third inning alone — the Chico State baseball team defeated Grand Canyon 13-7 Friday in Phoenix.

Local officials: Don't fear the water

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

It's OK to drink the water. That's the consensus of local water providers in the face of a national news story that detailed traces of pharmaceuticals finding their way into some water supplies.

MVPs Pastorino of Willows, Valencia of Princeton highlight all-leaguers

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CDT

All-league high school basketball teams have been announced for every league except the North Valley League, and local athletes abound in their respective leagues.

Mary Morston shares memories of a good life

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Mary Morston has seen decades of life and change in Chico. A resident since 1936, she thinks highly of the community she has watched grow and change.

New-house permits plunge

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Veteran Chico builder Tony Symmes has a specific goal to get him through each week. "Sell a house a week, that's all I ask.

Old-time pickers relish Oroville get-together

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:39 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- For a bunch of old-timers, the fiddle contest that winds up here today is nothing but fun.

Outlaws add eight new players to roster

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CDT

The Chico Outlaws have bolstered their spring training roster with the addition of eight players ranging from rookies looking to make their debut in pro ball to a former Golden Baseball Leaguer and ex-Tampa Bay Devil Rays farmhand.

PV rallies to knock off Las Plumas

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CDT

The Las Plumas-Oroville baseball tournament will wrap up today with a ceremony before the championship game at Mitchell Field featuring Gary Nolan throwing out the first pitch.

Perspectives: A homeless voice for community: 'Help me. Deep down.'

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

A while ago I received an anonymous letter from someone objecting to the Jesus Center helping "the homeless.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Labyrinth open during Holy Week The Labyrinth at Faith Lutheran Church, 667 E. First Ave. in Chico, will be available to all for meditative walking through Holy Week — from Palm Sunday through Good Friday.

Senior Planner

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

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

Shoplifting attempt includes reckless driving

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Police Department arrested a 36-year-old woman after she allegedly stole groceries and drove recklessly through town Friday.

Sidelines: Spencer named to All-West Region

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 04:45 PM CDT

Chico State senior guard Audriana Spencer was named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-West Region first team for women's basketball.

Three Butte County projects receive conservancy grant funds

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Three Butte County projects were recipients of grants awarded Thursday by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board of Directors.

Three men found dead in Yuba County apartment

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 09:55 PM CDT

LINDA, Calif. (AP) — The Yuba County Sheriff's Department today was investigating the deaths of three men found inside an apartment in the small town of Linda, southeast of Marysville.

Wildcats win West Regionals opener over NNU

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Certainly, the Chico State women's basketball team has a different look without leading scorer Audriana Spencer on the floor.

Friday, March 14, 2008

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Chico soccer continues EAL domination

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

The Chico High girls soccer team has a single plan when it plays Eastern Athletic League contests: Don't let the other team score.

Community Wish Foundation delivers three wishes

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

Community Wish Foundation has recently granted wishes to three groups in the north valley, with the idea they will "pay it forward" with other kind deeds.

Daily Planner: March 13

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

Events SIXTH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: 10 a.m.-noon (egg hunt at 10:30). For children. Sponsored by Chico NorCal Center on Deafness Outreach.

Daily Planner: March 14

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:04 AM CDT

Events CALIFORNIA OLD TIME FIDDLE AND PICKING CHAMPIONSHIPS: 3 p.m. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St.

Editorial: Chico problem keeps growing

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

Chico residents like the city. They want the Police Department to protect them. They want the Fire Department to extinguish burning houses.

Editorial: Spitzer criminal or just stupid?

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Eliot Spitzer, whose ability to govern New York was irrevocably destroyed by the exposure of his penchant for hiring overpriced prostitutes, resigned as the Empire State's chief executive Wednesday.

Flower show, plant sale this weekend

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

The Chico Horticultural Society's flower show and plant sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, as part of the Soroptimist Antique, Home and Garden Show at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

Learn about "green" living

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Soroptimist International of Chico, a nonprofit women's organization, will present the 22nd annual Home, Garden & Antique Show Saturday and Sunday at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

Letter: Bottled water safe, sound

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CDT

While Vice Mayor Ann Schwab may mean well, she is misguided in thinking that efforts to curtail Chico bottled water purchases are environmentally sound and will promote "social justice.

Letter: Column sends wrong message

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

Reading Leland Gordon's column in the sports section March 6 was distressing. He stated it was totally OK to break the rules a little when playing basketball.

Letter: Court decision backward

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CDT

So the Second District Court of Appeals says parents without teaching credentials may not legally home school their children.

Letter: Follow rules of the road

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

There have been lots of talk lately about bicycles riders. This is my story. March 7, 2007, a young man was on his way to work on his motorcycle.

Letter: Get inside info on Wal-Mart

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

The Friday letters had another anti-Wal-Mart comment, this time by Erwin Howlett. Numerous letters as well as "Tell It" callers have listed a litany of why Wal-Mart is abad company.

Letter: Help planet by erasing Sowell

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

According to the E-R headline, Thomas Sowell throws "cold water" on global warming (March 3). Sowell's first paragraph states: "It has almost become .

Letter: Move now to help salmon

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Now that NOAA has identified a climate shift in the ocean as the real cause of the "scarce salmon" (E-R, March 4), maybe we can stop the blame game and get on to helping to solve the problem.

Letter: Natural resources critical

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

Those who want a water element in the county General Plan should desire a soil element as well. If we are to develop the plan based on natural resources, then consistency should be a prime consideration.

Letter: Wolverine no surprise

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CDT

The item in your March 6 newspaper regarding a wolverine observation was exciting, but not surprising.

Letter:Spending out of control

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Those who read "Other Voices" on the editorial page March 5 can see one reason for California's fiscal problem.

Local Roundup: Red Bluff outslugs Chico for EAL victory

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

The Chico High and Red Bluff baseball teams combined for 15 runs in the first three innings in a 11-9 slugfest in favor of the Spartans on Thursday night in Red Bluff.

March 22 is World Water Day

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

Bridging the Gap by Giving, an organization that funds water wells in Third World Countries, is recognizing March 22 as World Water Day by asking people in March to match their water bills with donations to the cause.

Meeting will focus on improving soil

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

This month's program for the Chico Horticultural Society will be on improving the soil in your garden.

North State Voices: Whimsical puppets carry a serious message

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

I want people to know that I am dead serious. I am serious about the deaths of Americans and Iraqis; I am serious about the severity of injuries sustained there; I am serious about the enormous psychological damage done to participants in and

Oroville splits; LP wins first game of tournament

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Oroville High split a pair on the opening day of the Las Plumas-Oroville baseball tournament, while Las Plumas picked up a win over Hamilton on Thursday.

Sow There: Invasives are the bad boys of the plant world

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Finally, finally, finally. Things are really waking up. Funny that I need some clue from nature to take the plastic off my windows, find out which spring skirts still fit and start thinking about that long-awaited, extended weekend get-away.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Emergency closure of ocean salmon season, Sacramento River closure possible

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Already reeling from unfavorable news about salmon populations and returning fish, California salmon anglers took another huge hit Wednesday when all currently open salmon fishing areas in the ocean were closed effective April 1, and all upcoming

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 06:03 AM CDT

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

Thursday, March 13, 2008

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Art Feature: 'Meaning Matters' in playful university art exhibit

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:20 PM CDT

"Meaning Matters: Projects from NeoPress," a contemporary exhibit showing at Chico State University's Humanities Center Gallery, draws the audience in through its interactive nature.

Art News Brief: Notes and doodles create art exhibit

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:22 PM CDT

"Taking Notes: Drawings, Doodles and Engraved Desktops" is part of a dual exhibit at Chico State University's Humanities Center Gallery.

Arts Brief: 60 show up for 'America's Next Top Model' casting call

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:21 PM CDT

Some 60 TV-model hopefuls, all at least 5-feet-7-inches tall and all armed with self-portraits, lined up March 6 for a chance to land a spot on the Tyra Banks-hosted "America's Next Top Model.

Arts and Entertainment Briefs: March 13, 2008

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:22 PM CDT

Blue Room, Chico Theater Company hosting new plays Technicolor "dreamcoats" and a tale of cops and prostitutes come to the stage in Chico this weekend.

Author talks about Darwin's early evolution

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:45 AM CDT

Behind the theory of evolution was a curious man who somewhat quietly went about wondering about the things he saw.

Biblio File Book Review: Looking toward Easter and the hope of the Resurrection

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:20 PM CDT

N.T. Wright is bishop of Durham in the Church of England, but he's also a prolific scholar and popular author of "Simply Christian.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: March 13, 2008

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:22 PM CDT

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: 64-year-old wins 'Paradise Idol'; Hollywood going 3-D

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:21 PM CDT

Congratulations are in order for Paradise resident Cheryl Ann Stapleton. Her vocal version of the George and Ira Gershwin standard, "Someone to Watch Over Me," vaulted her to the title of "Paradise Idol.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: March 13-19, 2008

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:22 PM CDT

Thursday, March 13 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by Erin Lizardo (EP-release show), Tender Murderer, Pat Hull.

Chico track team opens with nonscoring meet

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:44 AM CDT

Wednesday afternoon's season-opening track and field meet at Chico High against Yuba City wasn't a scoring event.

Crash involving Fed Ex van closes Highway 70

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:11 PM CDT

JARBO GAP — Highway 70 is closed just west of the Butte-Plumas county line due to a two vehicle collision involving a Federal Express delivery van.

Early traffic: Skies cloudy, but roads clear

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 09:49 AM CDT

While clouds may be gathering, the roads are reportedly clear. The California Highway Patrol reports no traffic problems in Butte or Glenn county as of 7:45 a.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: '10,000 B.C.': A snooze fest worth skipping

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:20 PM CDT

"10,000 B.C." tells the story of an untested hunter who starts a revolution to save his woman from slavery.

Local Roundup: Roadrunner pitchers shut down Redwoods in sweep

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:44 AM CDT

The Butte softball team got a pair of dominant pitching performances and an explosive day with the bats, handily sweeping a doubleheader from Golden Valley Conference opponent College of the Redwoods 9-2 and 7-0 Wednesday at Cowan Softball Field.

Music Brief: Aubrey Debauchery and band kicks off tour at the 1078

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:21 PM CDT

Local singing, songwriting siren Aubrey Debauchery and alt-country band, The Puke Boots, will kick off a big Western states tour Friday at 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, in Chico.

Music Brief: Celtic fiddlers to fill Laxson Auditorium tonight

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:22 PM CDT

Led by what The Washington Post called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere," tonight's Celtic Fiddle Festival at Laxson Auditorium in Chico celebrates the violin in several global variations.

Music Brief: John Staedler shoots video at Chico farmers market

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:22 PM CDT

The Chico Certified Farmers Market was the scene Saturday for a shoot for local musician John Staedler's song, "No.

Music Preview: Angelique Kidjo — Connected to Africa, pleasing U.S. fans

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:20 PM CDT

The rhythms of Benin, West Africa, will be pulsing through Laxson Auditorium Saturday with Angelique Kidjo at the microphone.

No expanse too high: Enloe Medical Center raises the rebar, concrete on its $130 million expansion

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:44 AM CDT

Enloe Medical Center's $130 million expansion is making good progress, hospital Director of Facilities Bill Seguine said Wednesday.

Online car scam snags Chicoan in it's Web site

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:45 AM CDT

Chico police are warning that people who click on links imbedded in e-mails may be stepping into webs spun by Internet criminals and con artists.

Performance Brief: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life portrayed at Chico Women's Club

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:22 PM CDT

Chico Women's Club President Rosemary Quinn will present a one-women show at 7:30 p.m. Friday and March 28 at Chico Women's Club 592 E.

Performance Review: Artistry shines at 'Keeping Dance Alive!'

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:19 PM CDT

Dance lovers experienced an incredible treat last week when the 17th annual repertory dance concert, "Keeping Dance Alive!

Practicing house storming

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:45 AM CDT

A Chico police Special Weapons and Tactics team holds a training drill Wednesday on Highway 99 near Keefer Road.

Prep Athlete of the Week: All-state snowboarder sets sights on nationals

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:44 AM CDT

The obvious goal in a race is to have the fastest time, but sometimes holding back can lead to a better finish.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Flores excels with arm and bat

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:44 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Give Corning High junior Jessica Flores the ball and expect her to rack up the strikeouts from the pitching circle.

Ridge man bound over to stand trial on attempted murder charges

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:45 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Paradise man was bound over to stand trial on attempted murder charges, after waiving a preliminary hearing in the case Wednesday.

St. Patrick's Day will be zero-zero

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 11:02 AM CDT

With the St. Patrick's Day weekend just ahead, Chico police have announced what could be called a zero-zero policy for revelers.

Teachers, alumni honored at Hall of Fame dinner

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:44 AM CDT

The benefits of a good education can last for decades. Marge Maddux, who graduated from Chico High School more than five decades ago, demonstrated that premise and hundreds of others celebrated it Wednesday at the Chico Public Education Hall of Fame

The Nosebleed Section: Prep sports are due for budget cuts

Posted: 13 Mar 2008 03:44 AM CDT

With the current ridiculous state of school budgets, I can't look any of my readers in the metaphoric eye and tell them that prep sports programs need more funding.

Theater Review: Oregon Shakespeare weekend pays quadruple theatrical dividends

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:21 PM CDT

ASHLAND, Ore. — Music and color dominated Angus Bowmer Theatre's indoor stage with the recent opening of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" and the 2,000-year-old Indian classic, "The Clay Cart.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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2007-2008 savings will help Paradise balance future budget

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

PARADISE — Paradise is on course to end the year with a balanced General Fund budget, after starting with a quarter-million dollar deficit.

American flag display tradition could be in jeopardy

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

A seven-year tradition of displaying American flags on Chico light poles could be jeopardy. Last week, the City Council tabled a discussion until June on whether the city should continue allowing community groups to display flags on the light poles.

Buzz Preview: Artistry shines at 'Keeping Dance Alive!'

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 05:25 PM CDT

This story will appear in Thursday's issue of The Buzz. Dance lovers experienced an incredible treat last week when the 17th annual repertory dance concert, "Keeping Dance Alive!

Chicoan earns spot in recreation hall-of-honor

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Chico recreation expert Fred Brooks will be inducted into a recreation hall-of honor. The California Parks and Recreation Society will Friday induct Brooks, a current Chico Area Recreation and Park District board member and a retired Chico State

Community Roundup: Athletic Horizons boys qualify for regional championships

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:03 AM CDT

The Athletic Horizons boys gymnastics team competed at the North State Championships with the top 300 gymnasts in Northern California.

Daily Planner: March 12

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: March 13

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

Events SIXTH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: 10 a.m.-noon (egg hunt at 10:30). For children. Sponsored by Chico NorCal Center on Deafness Outreach.

Delays start Wednesday at Bruce and 32

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 04:27 PM CDT

Delays can be expected starting Wednesday at Highway 32 and Bruce Road in east Chico, as Caltrans begins grinding the road surface to repair potholes.

Editorial: School boards can't do magic

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

School board trustees and superintendents met last week in Yuba City for, in effect, a large group therapy session.

Glenn's Most Wanted

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:03 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Angelica Maria Santistevan The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Angelica Maria Santistevan for felony burglary, forgery of a check and buying property with the

Jury begins deliberations in Magalia murder case

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Jurors began deliberations on Tuesday in a Magalia murder case. During a half-day of closing arguments, the prosecutor asked the jury to find Darrin Lee Pacheco, a 39-year-old Auburn parolee, guilty of the fatal stabbing of Paul

Layoff warnings go to 12 Paradise staff, more to come

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

PARADISE — This week, administrators will hand deliver notices to 12 staff members who hold "certificated" positions, such as teachers, counselors and administrators.

Letter: A grand mistake?

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

I was shocked and disappointed when I read your article Thursday regarding the past grand jury investigation of the Paradise police officer.

Letter: Cheating is never OK

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

I was very disappointed to read Leland Gordon's column Thursday, where he expresses his admiration for cheating.

Letter: Get educated

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

Back in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, up till the present time, people with little or not knowledge of what goes on in the school system except from hearsay, have been able to determine that the schools/teachers earn too much money, while spending the

Letter: Luz will be missed

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

I read with disappointment of the resignation of Dr. Brad Luz, the director of the Butte County Behavioral Health Department.

Local Briefs

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Big Chico Creek project meets Neighbors of the Big Chico Creek Restoration Project may attend a meeting Monday to learn about the work to be done during this summer and fall.

Local Roundup: PV tennis stays hot with road win over Enterprise

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:24 AM CDT

Max Littlejohn won 6-1, 6-0 in singles play then teamed with Justin Martin for a 10-3 doubles victory to lead the Pleasant Valley High boys tennis team to an 8-1 road victory over Eastern Athletic League opponent Enterprise in Redding on Tuesday.

Mansion association to raffle 'Evening with the Bidwells' dinner

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

A dinner much like one Chico founders John and Annie Bidwell might have served to their high-profile guests will be duplicated at Bidwell Mansion to a winning ticket holder.

PV equals season scoring mark in win

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

Entering Tuesday's home match against Enterprise, the Pleasant Valley girls soccer team was struggling to find the net, scoring just seven goals in its first 13 games.

Police anticipate 4-day celebration for St. Patrick's Day weekend

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Chico police are staffing up to deal with what will likely be four-day weekend celebration leading into St.

Raw sewage leaks into apartment complex parking lot

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Human waste bubbled out of pipes serving a pair of four-plexs on Brayton Court Tuesday afternoon, forcing officials to halt residents from running taps and flushing toilets.

Residents weigh in on density, land use at General Plan workshop

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:38 AM CDT

For residents like Gaye Buckholdt, Tuesday night's workshop marked the first time they participated in the process of updating the city's General Plan.

River park plan slammed

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- While it may have no impact, Butte County's Board of Supervisors want to make sure everybody from the governor on down is aware of just how much it despises a proposal to expand a state park off River Road.

Sidelines: Pringle set to rejoin Outlaws

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:03 AM CDT

The Chico Outlaws announced Monday that infielder Eric Pringle has signed to return to Chico for the upcoming 2008 season.

Starving Student: The cultural significance of taco trucks

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:01 AM CDT

It's nice to eat with people whose lunch cost less than $5. Poor people make the world go round, and seem to have a much better understanding of the human condition than people who regularly eat at places like Nature's Own.

Survey: Don't cut library hours, trim arts programs

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Residents don't want to see cuts in pothole repair and library hours, but support cuts to city-sponsored art programs and landscape maintenance, according the results of a recent survey.

Tigers fall in mercy rule rout to Spartans

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:03 AM CDT

Oroville's baseball team got behind early and just wasn't able to get into the game, falling to Red Bluff 11-1 in six innings Tuesday in Oroville.

Water resource expert speaks to Watershed Alliance members

Posted: 12 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

As water planners continue to map out the forces pulling on both groundwater and surface water, questions keep coming up.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Bicycles meant to benefit Boys and Girls Club stolen

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Seven bicycles Scott McFarland intended to sell at a garage sale to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Chico were stolen from a storage locker Sunday afternoon.

Businesses learn ways to go green

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Executive director Ken Grossman and others have spent years calculating and exploring ways that Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Campus clips

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Butte Honor Society honored Butte College's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was named the Nevada/California's top chapter for the fourth consecutive year.

Correction

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

In a story in Saturday's Style section about Joe Church of Paradise, there was an error. The pull tabs he collects do not go directly to the National Kidney Foundation in Medford, Ore.

Daily Planner: March 11

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Events LAXSON AUDITORIUM, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Chico Performances, College of Natural Sciences and Natural History Museum present David Quammen in On the Creek Lecture Series.

Daily Planner: March 12

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433. Weekly. PATERNITY WORKSHOP: Order to show cause, establish paternity, child support custody and orders, visitation.

Defense's testimony heard in Magalia murder case

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Testimony will likely wrap up today in the two-week-old Darrin Pacheco Magalia murder trial.

Durham school board votes to cut staff

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

DURHAM -- In a move entirely expected, Durham's school board voted to cut more than four and a half positions.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Chico State women finish in fifth place at Austin, Texas

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

The Chico State women's golf team finished in fifth place in a 16-team tournament held at the Grey Rock GC in Austin, Texas, hosted by St.

Editorial: Time to start paying attention

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

A whole raft of general plans are being updated in the neighborhood. You can tell from the collective yawn rising from the citizenry.

InnerView: Amelia Gulling's calling began with Santa Cruz awareness

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Amelia Gulling's young life changed when she attended an environmental law conference in Eugene, Ore.

Letter: It's OK to criticize

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

I would like to commend the E-R's editorial board for publishing "Pipe down" on Feb. 26, even though Chicken Little, the letter's conservative author, resents the E-R's constitutional rights.

Letter: Parking rules make no sense

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

The downtown parking police have attained their last dollar for the community of Chico on my behalf. Considering that Chico is a landlocked community without benefit of any main highways passing through, an individual must purposely intend on Chico

Letter: Problems aren't so simple

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

In response to Joseph P. Rotter's March 4 letter, "Separation goes too far," Rotter has demonstrated a lack of understanding of the U.

Local Briefs

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

New member joins Enloe trustee board Dr. Monroe Sprague has joined the Enloe Medical Center Board of Trustees.

Local Roundup: Wildcat golfers stand seventh in tournament

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Chico State's Lucas Delgado stood in fifth place after the first two rounds of the 58th Southern California Intercollegiate Championship and the Wildcats were seventh out of 15 teams at Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano.

Man who fought with Glenn County deputy last year is arrested

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A man who fought with a Glenn County deputy last July, then fled, was arrested Saturday in Hamilton City during a routine traffic stop.

NY gov apologizes to family, but stays silent on reports of links to prostitution ring

Posted: 10 Mar 2008 02:59 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Eliot Spitzer, accused in news reports of being involved in a prostitution ring, apologized to his family and the public today at a hastily called news conference.

No evidence stolen mail was used to commit identity theft

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

MAGALIA — Authorities said there is no evidence yet that mail stolen by a U.S. Postal Service subcontractor was used to commit identity theft.

On Foot: Arboretum tours are really rooted in history

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Did you know at one time a double row of Incense Cedars reached from John Bidwell's back door at the mansion, all the way to the train tracks west of town?

One man dies, one critically injured in separate accidents

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

ARBUCKLE -- An Oregon man authorities said was in the process of moving to Santa Rosa was struck by a car and killed while walking on Highway 99W Friday night.

Other city funds are also in the red

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

In addition to the deficit existing in its operating budget, the city also sees shortfalls in other funds.

Ridge firefighter suffers apparent heart attack while on duty

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- A Cal Fire-Butte County crew member about to start his last day at the Paradise Pines fire station suffered an apparent heart attack early Monday morning and had to be revived using a defibrillator.

Sexual assault alleged against Chico businessman

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The owner of a Chico software development firm was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of multiple crimes including sexual assault after he allegedly attacked a 21-year-old woman.

Sidelines: Archibald signs with MISL's Cougars

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CDT

The California Cougars of the Major Indoor Soccer League announced the signing of forward Garth Archibald for the remainder of the season.

Ty in the sky

Posted: 11 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Butte County Search and Rescue member Dr. Corky Rey grins at Enterprise-Record photographer Ty Barbour as a helicopter pulls them out of Big Chico Creek during rescue practice Saturday in upper Bidwell Park.

Monday, March 10, 2008

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19 killed when passenger train collides with double-decker bus

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A passenger train slammed into a double-decker bus at a rural Argentine rail crossing before dawn on Sunday, killing 19 people and leaving at least 47 injured, authorities said.

Blog Log

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

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

Briefs

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

Sam Singles head to Orland in March ORLAND — North Sam Singles will celebrate its 20th anniversary during the first outing of the year, March 13-15, at Glenn County Fairgrounds.

But This is Chico: Recreational reading fills the pages of my mind

Posted: 10 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Lately, I've been spending a lot of time in this column recommending books (and blogs). It could be worse.

Chico State women's basketball team gets No. 2 seed in West Regional

Posted: 10 Mar 2008 12:21 AM CDT

The prospect of adding to their wardrobes has been one of the side benefits for the Wildcat women — the Chico State basketball team has already picked up a pair of California Collegiate Athletic Association championship shirts, after all.

City urges participation in General Plan key issues workshop

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

Four public workshops planning officials call crucial to the process of updating the city's General Plan will begin Tuesday with a focus on development and economics.

Court interpreters: Giving a voice

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second story in a two-part series that started Sunday. WILLOWS -- In a Glenn County courtroom, a tall, thin woman stood outside the jury box next to an inmate.

Daily Planner: March 10

Posted: 10 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Events BIG CHICO CREEK WATERSHED ALLIANCE: 6 p.m. Dan McManus, senior engineering geologist with Department of Water Resources, will discuss "Groundwater Status — Occurrence, Movement, Supply and Demand.

Defense opens in Magalia murder trial

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The defense is scheduled to open its case today in the Darrin Pacheco Magalia murder trial.

Letter: Politics hits a new low

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Just when we believe we've seen it all in the political arena some bizarre event occurs that proves we haven't.

Letter: Smell the experience

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

With respect to the value of experience in the ongoing campaigns, we should never forget that the more time spent in the political sewers of Washington, thestronger the stink that is acquired.

Letter: Take the good with the bad

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Letter writer Joseph Rotter attributes recent shootings not to a plague of firearms, nor to chancy psychiatric drugs, but to the lack of school prayers.

Letter: There is another option

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Gloria Morgan makes a valid and a very serious point in her letter regarding the public defender's contract with the county.

Local Roundup: Meagher's grand slam not enough for Wildcats in loss

Posted: 10 Mar 2008 12:21 AM CDT

No. 16 Chico State's Josh Meagher hit a grand slam in the third inning but the No. 23 Cal State Stanislaus baseball team overcame the four-run deficit and scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 5-4 California Collegiate Athletic

Moment in the national spotlight snuffed out

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 06:32 PM CDT

There I stood, basking in the imaginary glory of a spotlight in my mind, happily anticipating my two and a half minutes of fame, when — POOF — the spotlight was snuffed out.

Musharraf opponents to form new Pakistani government

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

BHURBAN, Pakistan -- Pakistan's election winners sealed an agreement Sunday to form a coalition government and said parliament would restore judges fired by President Pervez Musharraf — further clouding the U.

News of our past

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'State storm losses pass $523 million; Local losses still rise as water drops' .

School officials from nine counties meet

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

YUBA CITY -- In the midst of sending out hundreds of layoff notices and deciding on deep budget cuts, it may be hard for members of school boards to remember why they sought office in the first place.

States aim to alleviate veterinarian shortage

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CONNELL, Wash. -- Bill Bennett has spent 45 years feeding and herding the 2,500 cattle that roam his rolling eastern Washington ranch.

Supervisors look at river park proposal

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- A project that Butte County has neither the power to approve nor the authority to block will go before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

Wanted Shasta County man claims heart attack symptoms

Posted: 10 Mar 2008 02:15 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A man wanted on a parole violation may have used a medical emergency to escape an arrest warrant, police said.

Wanted man claims heart attack symptoms

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 11:39 PM CDT

ORLAND — A man wanted on a parole violation may have used a medical emergency to escape an arrest warrant, police said.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

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All About Us: Rosary Braid comes in handy during Easter service

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

April, 2007: The church was filled with the scent of Easter lilies, and the pews were packed. On this holiest of holidays, people of varying degrees of faith had donned their most dapper spring outfits, combed their children's freshly-washed hair

Been here before: Rodgers thrust into same role from 2002

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Masses of Green Bay Packer fans have been left clamoring to wonder whether Chico's Aaron Rodgers can successfully replace Brett Favre, their beloved quarterback whose retirement from the NFL dominated headlines last week.

Beyond Chico

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:59 PM CST

Whale watching brings travelers to Mendocino MENDOCINO — Come to the coast for the annual Mendocino Coast Whale Festivals.

Brute strength: 12 compete in strongest man contest

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

Twelve men competed to see who would become Chico's strongest man during a variety of weight challenges Saturday.

Chico State AD: Spencer injury report was premature

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:11 PM CST

A report that Chico State forward Audriana Spencer had torn her left ACL was premature, according to Chico State athletic director Anita Barker.

Chico State dominates own relays

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

The Chico State track and field team consistently demonstrates a unity rivaled by few athletic programs on campus.

Chico gang rape prompts sociological research

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

A sociological research study that will be published later this year was prompted by a 2002 Chico gang rape.

Correction

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

In Saturday's E-R on the front of the sports section, a story by Michelle Gardner of the San Bernardino Sun said Chico State University's Audriana Spencer had suffered a torn ACL.

Court interpreters help bridge the language gap

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first story in a two-part series. WILLOWS -- When 51-year-old Filemon Lamas Acevedo worked his way through the judicial system in Glenn County not long ago, he rarely spoke.

Daily Planner: March 10

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:59 PM CST

Events BIG CHICO CREEK WATERSHED ALLIANCE: 6 p.m. Dan McManus, senior engineering geologist with Department of Water Resources, will discuss "Groundwater Status — Occurrence, Movement, Supply and Demand.

Daily Planner: March 9

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:59 PM CST

Events FILM SCREENING, CHICO STATE: Film 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; 7 p.m. lecture, question and answer session with Richie Roberts in Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

Editorial: Answers elusive in police matters

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:57 PM CST

The allegations of excessive force used by two Paradise police officers is troubling. It's troubling because we may never know the truth.

Editorial: City wise to study cheaper option

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:57 PM CST

It's not as bad as it sounds. We hope. The Chico City Council on Tuesday approved spending up to $750,000 to develop a plan for a new police station.

Letter: Don't coddle the flock

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

Kris Koenig's mamby-pamby letter in support of coddling criminal geese is an example of the rot in our social fabric.

Letter: Economy shipped overseas

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

I can tell the president why the U.S. economy is in a fix. The industrial giants of America are not concerned with the plight of the American people or the American government.

Letter: Editorial said it all

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

Your Sunday editorial, "Chico council just can't say no," was the clearest, finest piece of editorial work I've ever read.

Letter: Law enforcement humiliated

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

The district attorney has never had evidence that would support charging Gregory Wright with attempted murder.

Letter: Let up on Nader

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

Here we go again. Within a week of Ralph Nader's announcement of his independent campaign for the presidency, the Enterprise-Record has run not one but two editorial cartoons ridiculing his efforts.

Letter: Second Wal-Mart unneeded

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

It will be a shame to force another Wal-Mart on our city. They are unfair to their employees and I am a homeowner and don't feel we need another box store.

Letter: Theft makes no sense

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

Tonight I had to sit down and tell my 5-year-old daughter that someone had stolen her beloved bike that we had bought her for her birthday last year.

Letter: University can be a role model

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

Recently a professor at Chico State University made many poor choices and will now be receiving the consequences.

Letter: When are teenagers adults?

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

When another human being kills another, it's a terrible act, one of the most heinous that we can do. Another is taking someone's liberty, denying them an unalienable right.

Local Roundup: Wildcat baseball salvages split with Warriors

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Andrew Pluta pitched a seven-inning complete game and the No. 16 Chico State baseball team defeated No.

Mandala's end is also a beginning

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

Losang Samten spent the past five weeks creating the fine details of a vibrantly-colored sand mandala at Chico State University only to destroy it as if it were a mere sandcastle Saturday.

Meyers outduels McMahan to win Mini Gold Cup

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Fans watching the first day of the 22nd annual Mini Gold Cup on Friday watched former Oroville resident Paul McMahan dominate the field from green flag to checkered flag.

People on the Street

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

You get to invite three public figures on a cross-country road trip. Who are they? Asked Thursday at a Chico shopping center.

Plant-based diet spells health, expert says

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

To stay healthy, eat plants and avoid meat, milk and processed foods. So says nutrition expert T. Colin Campbell, who spoke to nearly 300 people at the Enloe Conference Center in Chico Friday.

Police arrest three boys near where explosion occurred

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

Three boys were arrested after they were spotted near an explosion in Lindo Channel at Madrone Avenue at noon Friday.

Program reaches out to foreign-speaking residents

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

Throughout California, tens of thousands of people involved in court cases need the help of an interpreter.

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:01 AM CST

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico WARNER STREET AND LEGION AVENUE — Full closure of the intersection can be expected 7 p.

The Bookshelf: "Tasty Baby Belly Buttons; A Japanese Folktale"

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:59 PM CST

As the story goes, long ago in Japan, an old childless couple found a baby girl in a melon and raised her up to be a fine cook and a brave warrior.

The lore of the fore

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

A grand opening ceremony was held Saturday morning for the new Sherwood Forest Kids' Disc Golf Course at the Hooker Oak Recreation Area.

Two arrested on meth charges at Magalia home

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

MAGALIA -- Several baggies containing methamphetamine, cash and drug paraphernalia were found inside a house on the 14000 block of Briarwood Drive Friday, according to a report from the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

What you need to know about Town & Country Humane Society

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 11:59 PM CST

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

Wildcats nab NCAA bid with conference tourney title

Posted: 09 Mar 2008 03:02 AM CDT

The Chico State women's basketball team had lost its leader, Audriana Spencer, to injury for the title game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Americans' religious knowledge called abysmal

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

A few years ago, no one in the audience of the Jay Leno show could name one of Jesus' 12 apostles, but everyone seemed able to shout out the names of all four Beatles.

Briefs

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Couple peaceful, until officer leaves ORLAND -- An Orland police officer said there were no problems Wednesday morning as he stood by while a man and woman divided their belongings, but was called back to their home hours later when the female

Chico State Jazz X-Press band to open Telluride Jazz Festival

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

For Chico State University Jazz X-Press musicians, being able to attend the Telluride Jazz Festival in Colorado this June is something big to look forward to.

Cousin Gary Homes makes changes, resulting in layoffs

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

REDDING -- Responding to the economy, Cousin Gary Homes has made changes to its various operations throughout Northern California — including Chico — that have translated into layoffs.

Daily Planner: March 8

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

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

Daily Planner: March 9

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

Events FILM SCREENING, CHICO STATE: Film 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; 7 p.m. lecture, question and answer session with Richie Roberts in Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

Dear Taxpayer: This letter cost you $42 million

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- At a cost of nearly $42 million, the IRS wants you to know: Your check is almost in the mail.

Durham school board will vote on layoffs

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

DURHAM -- In a rare Monday meeting, trustees for the Durham Unified School District will be faced with the grim possibility of laying off "certificated" employees.

Early traffic: Crash on Highway 99

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 09:52 AM CST

At about 7:40 a.m. a collision was reported on northbound Highway 99 at Estates Drive. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, and, according to firefighters at the scene, there was one minor injury.

Editorial: Hits and Misses: Our tak on the week in news

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

HIT — A bottle of water can't be that big a thing. Really. But we find ourselves agreeing wholeheartedly with Councilor Ann Schwab.

Event helps acid attack victims in Pakistan

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Progress is being made at bettering conditions for women in Pakistan, her native land, said Rabina Khan of Chico.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

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

Griffin's walk-off blast lifts Chico

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

The chatter from the Chico High dugout begged Gene Griffin to just keep the Panthers alive. He did more than that.

Home school's legality questioned, not independent study's

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

A recent appellate court ruling in Southern California won't affect most of the students in Butte County being taught at home, said Butte County Superintendent of Schools Don McNelis.

Letter: Elect a council with courage

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

My cousin writes from Vallejo, "We are now on the brink of declaring bankruptcy. Because past councils have been afraid to challenge the police and fire unions (what strange actions happen when re-elections are coming up) and kept compromising

Letter: Follow CARD's example

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

As our Chico city government and schools go about cutting to offset deficits, I hope our leaders keep our future in mind — our children.

Letter: Justice unequal

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

I get tired of reading all the letters condemning young Gregory Wright for the mistakes he made. The most recent was perhaps the most egregious in its ignorance.

Letter: Nothing wrong with choices

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

It was unreasonable and petty of Rhonda Zisle to publicly, hostilely criticize Mary O'Keefe for issuing an innocent invitation to the teenagers of this community to consider attending a Catholic high school in Red Bluff.

Letter: Our goose is cooked

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

Kris Koenig's letter on the plight of the incarcerated goose hatched even more questions around our breakfast table.

Letter: Trip overseas depressing

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

In 1994-95, I visited 10 Western European nations, meeting people on the streets and cafes, pubs, factories and homes.

Local gas prices hit record high

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Gasoline prices reached another record high in Chico on Friday — $3.48 a gallon for regular, according to AAA.

Man firing rifle on Nord captured after running from police

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

A man police officers saw shooting a .22-caliber rifle near Nord Avenue early Friday morning ran when they ordered him to drop the weapon, and was allegedly holding it as he jumped over fences in an attempt to get away.

McMahan wins first night event

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

Winning your heat is neat. Win the dash, though, and you've got a much better chance at taking the cash.

Nothing as beautiful as a tree

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 12:32 AM CST

New trees now grace the grounds at Hooker Oak and Chapman schools, thanks to the city's observance of Arbor Day.

Orland school administrator dismissed

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

ORLAND -- In a quick meeting Friday afternoon, trustees of Orland Unified School District gave the superintendent authority to dismiss an administrator from district employment.

Project will affect traffic on Legion Avenue, Warner Street

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Pacific Gas and Electric crews are working on Legion Avenue to build an all-new underground system for electric, phone and cable TV wiring.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Yard sale, luncheon planned today A yard sale and luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Moss and Hawthorne avenues.

Ridge man's humble efforts bring donations for dialysis

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

PARADISE — It's not a hobby, and it's not a job, either. As far as Joe Church is concerned, there's nothing heroic about it.

Senior Planner

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

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

Sidelines: Hall of Fame class inductees selected

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

The class of inductees for the 36th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet has been selected for the dinner and awards ceremony, sponsored by the Enterprise-Record.

Truck spreads olive waste stink around south county

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

A truck carrying waste created from olive processing — a watery sludge called mill — spilled gallons of the pungent liquid onto roads in southwest Butte County Friday morning.

Two Glenn County supervisor slots are open

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

WILLOWS -- The June ballot is set for a judgeship, a Board of Supervisors seat and a school bond issue, according to Glenn County election officials.

Two charged in shooting

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 09:29 AM CST

A pair of 19-year-olds were arrested on charges related to firing a gun at about 2:50 a.m. today on Nord Avenue.

U.S. troops suffering hearing damage in epidemic numbers

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

SAN DIEGO -- Soldiers and Marines caught in roadside bombings and firefights in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home in epidemic numbers with permanent hearing loss and ringing in their ears, prompting the military to redouble its efforts to protect

Wildcats win, but Spencer tears ACL

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

SAN BERNARDINO — The Chico State women's basketball team already proved it was the top dog in the conference, winning the regular season by two games.

Friday, March 07, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Analyst: Second knife holds defendant's bloody print

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Accused slayer Darrin Pacheco's bloody thumbprint was found on a knife -- but not the one he is suspected of using to fatally stab a Magalia man, a state fingerprint analyst told jurors Thursday.

Answers await at next Weekend Gardeners meeting

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

We'll have answers at the Weekend Gardeners section of Chico Horticultural Society on Saturday. This month's program will be presented by a panel of local gardeners with a great deal of expertise and experience with gardening in our area.

Authorities: UC Davis student arrested after explosive devices found; no sign of terrorism

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 02:13 PM CST

DAVIS (AP) — A student was arrested today after two partially assembled pipe bombs were found in a dormitory room at UC Davis, authorities said.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: David Eugene Conn The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking David Eugene Conn for a warrant charging him with two counts of child molestation and two counts of sexual

Chico High's Sheffield signs to play soccer at Oregon State

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

It's hard to imagine a soccer team in the Pacific-10 Conference going through the league schedule without giving up a goal.

Chico's model citizenry

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Television's "America's Next Top Model" arrived in Chico Thursday to see if they could find this city's top talent.

Corrections

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

The Chico City Council's Tuesday night vote on the Bidwell Park Apartments was incorrectly stated in Wednesday's Enterprise-Record.

Daily Planner: March 7

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Events ANTIQUE BOTTLE, JAR, INSULATOR AND COLLECTABLE SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m.- 7p.m. Bidwell Bottle Club.

Dog bites sheriff's patrol car

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

ORLAND -- A Glenn County sheriff's patrol car has a gaping hole in its rear bumper after a rottweiler attacked it Monday night.

Editorial: Farewell, hello to two Chico stars

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Retirements are bittersweet in the sports world. On the one hand, it's difficult to say goodbye to a champion.

Farm-animal housing signatures turned in

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Animal-rights advocates are confident their initiative on housing for farm animals will qualify for the November ballot, said Julie Janovsky of Farm Sanctuary.

Golf preview: Butte men are Big 8 underdogs

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Being on the Big 8 Conference men's golf scene only seems to make Butte look little. The Roadrunners play home matches at Bidwell Golf Course, the conference's smallest facility.

LP baseball sparks itself to comeback over Oroville

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

The Las Plumas baseball team grabbed its first win of the season on a fifth-inning, seven-run rally for an 8-2 win over Oroville on Thursday.

LaMalfa to acknowledge Hamilton City woman's deeds

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- Hamilton City resident LeeAnn Grigsby-Puente will be honored Monday in a special ceremony at the state Capitol, as Woman of the Year for the 2nd Assembly District.

Letter: Beasts unleashed

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

OK, I'll admit it. The anonymous caller had piqued my interest. Evidence that Hillary Clinton would be our next president could be found in Revelations 17.

Letter: Diversity commission needed

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

The article in the E-R about the Human Resources Commission and its struggle to define its mission prompted me to weigh in with my view.

Letter: Wal-Mart a threat

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Your recent sympathetic editorial regarding Wal-Mart requires some additional attention to this monolithic alleged community asset.

Local Briefs

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Egg hunt planned at Bidwell Mansion Bidwell Mansion is following in the tradition of Annie Bidwell by inviting children to hunt for eggs.

Local Roundup: Panthers pummel Eagles in nonleague rout

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Brian Alpert overcame five walks in five innings by allowing just one run on one hit, and the Chico High baseball team backed him with eight hits in a mercy rule-shortened 11-1 victory over West Valley on Thursday at Skip McDonald Field.

Mini Gold Cup preview: More World of Outlaws drivers will make it tougher

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 07:29 PM CST

Next week's World of Outlaws race in Tennessee has already been canceled. While the Volunteer State may be thousands of miles away, its weather problems are going to make this weekend's 22nd Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway a lot more

Morning accident briefly closes I-5

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 03:15 PM CST

MAXWELL — An early morning collision involving two trucks injured the two drivers and closed northbound Interstate 5 north of Delevan Road for more than two hours.

Police Report

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

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

Say what? South Pasadena declares itself a cuss-free zone

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) — What the $%? This community on the edge of Los Angeles has become a cuss-free zone.

Sidelines: Kovacs will return to play for Outlaws

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

The Chico Outlaws announced Wednesday that all-star shortstop Jesse Kovacs has signed on to return to Chico for the upcoming 2008 season.

Sow There: Sometimes there's a good reason to hurry

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

My partner and I have a saying: "Change the channel." When one of us is in a surly mood that has absolutely nothing to do with the other person, that mood can be infectious.

Student leaders pass their learned skills on to their younger peers

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

An event that was almost canceled came off thunderously Wednesday, when hundreds of students from throughout the Chico Unified School District converged to boost their leadership skills.

Teacher's bail money untainted

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:53 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Prosecutors agreed in court Thursday the money being used to post bond for a Chico State University instructor, charged with attempted sales of a large amount of marijuana, is legitimate.

Text messaging caution issued

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Police Chief William Spears is issuing a warning that numbers stored on cell phones can easily lead to identity theft if the phone is stolen.

Types of gardens will be discussed

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

PARADISE — The Paradise Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Terry Ashe Center, 6626 Skyway.

Walker's 72 best for Butte golf as Sierra wins

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

By winning Butte College's three-team Big 8 Conference men's tuneup meet at Bidwell Golf Course on Thursday, Sierra deemed itself ready to return April 8 for the more crucial competition this season in Chico.

Wildcat women two away from NCAA berth

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

Three wins away from matching the program's highest win total ever, the Chico State women's basketball team is really just worried about the next two.

Woman covers her home in pesticide

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 05:53 PM CST

WILLOWS — A woman living on South Butte Street was taken to Glenn Medical Center this afternoon after health officials discovered she had covered her body and the floor of her entire residence with a pesticide called Carbaryl.

Woman covers herself, home in pesticide

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 02:22 AM CST

WILLOWS -- A woman living on South Butte Street was taken to a hospital Thursday afternoon after officials discovered she had covered her body and the floor of her entire residence with a pesticide called Sevin.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A long day of Knights: Shasta softball blasts Butte

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:36 AM CST

At this point in early March, the Butte College softball team is still struggling to master that all-important matter of consistency.

Art Feature: Ellen Heise's dreams, fantasies define her culminating fine arts exhibit

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

It is natural for masterpieces to reveal an artist's spiritual, political and fantasy-filled visions, but Heise's new collection of works includes visions of the artist herself.

Artifacts excavated in 1994 may find home at Chico Museum

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

Old Chico artifacts, buried in a privy for more than a century then closed up in storage for another 13 years, may soon be under the spotlight.

Arts Brief: 'Paradise Idol' to be named Saturday

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

Twenty local singers, with three alternates standing by, will vie for title of "Paradise Idol," at 7:30 p.

Arts Brief: Morano's 'Heavy Metal' book in the spotlight Saturday

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

Local artist and musician Aye Jay Morano will appear at 3 p.m. Saturday at Chico's Barnes and Noble for a free, interactive event in support of his latest book, "The Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book.

Biblio File Book Review: National Geographic writer to speak on Charles Darwin at Chico State University

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

In March of 1837, some 171 years ago, Charles Darwin became an evolutionist. But, writes David Quammen in a new biography, Darwin "didn't announce his apostasy" from the prevailing Anglican view that God had created each separate species as

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: March 6, 2008

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 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: March 6, 2008

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

See Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life story Chico Women's Club President Rosemary Quinn will present a one-woman show at 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, in Chico.

Buzz Editor's Column: I just can't get used to the phrase 'baby bump'

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

I thought I was pretty hip. But maybe not so much. If someone on the red carpet asked "who" I was wearing, the answer would be an un-hip "Kirkland by Costco and Route 66 by Kmart.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: March 6-12, 2008

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

Thursday, March 6 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by Belda Beast, Cyrus Fell Down, Magdalena, more.

CCAA tabs Goodenbour as top coach; Spencer, Smith-Williams First-Teamers

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 01:28 AM CST

The second-best season in Chico State women's basketball history certainly had its heroes. On Wednesday, they were rewarded.

CCAA tabs Goodenbour coach of year; Smith-Williams, Spencer First-Teamers

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CST

The second-best season in Chico State women's basketball history certainly had its heroes. On Wednesday, they were rewarded.

Comedy Brief: Blue Room Theatre presents 'Pawns of Comedy'

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

The Bay Area "Pawns Of Comedy" troupe is bringing its "Living on the Front Line" show to Chico's Blue Room Theatre, 139 W.

Complaint still under investigation

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

Paradise police are still conducting an internal affairs investigation concerning a man's claim that two Paradise officers assaulted him at his Rockford Lane home in August of last year.

Corrections

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

In a letter to the editor Wednesday, the writer incorrectly used the defense attorney's name when referring to a convicted rapist.

County Water Commission gets update on water transfers

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

OROVILLE -- With water transfers in the pipeline in both Butte and Glenn counties, the Butte County Water Commission was given an update on those negotiations Tuesday.

County drug agents raid two homes in Gridley

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Five arrests were made and drugs with a street value of about $15,000 were confiscated at two Gridley homes Wednesday morning by agents from the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force.

Daily Planner: March 5

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:44 PM CST

Events MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, CHICO STATE: 3:30 p.m. Langdon Hall, Room 304. Presentation, "Monsters, Witches and Satan, Oh My — The Symbols and Meanings in Illuminated Manuscripts," by Hillarie Cornwell, local illuminated manuscript artist

Daily Planner: March 6

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 01:26 AM CST

Events MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, CHICO STATE: 3-5 p.m. Langdon Hall, Room 304. Hillarie Cornwell presents an illluminated manuscript workshop; create your own replica of a medieval page to take home.

Daily Planner: March 7

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

Events ANTIQUE BOTTLE, JAR, INSULATOR AND COLLECTABLE SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m.- 7p.m. Bidwell Bottle Club.

Early traffic: As pretty as a spring day

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 09:40 AM CST

Clear skies and clear roads appear to be the standard for today's early traffic. The California Highway Patrol reports no significant traffic problems in Butte or Glenn counties as of 7:30 a.

Editorial: City wise to study cheaper option

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

It's not as bad as it sounds. We hope. The Chico City Council on Tuesday approved spending up to $750,000 to develop a plan for a new police station.

Elk Creek youth to face trial in Chico man's death

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

ORLAND -- The Elk Creek teen accused in the alleged beating death of a 39-year-old Chico man last December will face a trial, following a hearing Wednesday at the Orland courthouse.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: LP's Harp starts new season with outstanding stats

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CST

OROVILLE — Las Plumas High third baseman Kodi Harp spent last year learning how to play varsity softball.

Glenn supervisor dissolve budget committee

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

WILLOWS -- From now on, all discussion of the Glenn County budget will be done in open sessions by the county Board of Supervisors.

Glenn's most wanted for March 5

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:45 PM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Steven Allen Royal Jr.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: Christina Ricci charming in 'Penelope'

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

"Penelope" stars Christina Ricci as a wealthy girl who is born with a pig face because of a family curse.

Jury hears eyewitness account of fatal fight

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 02:18 AM CST

OROVILLE -- An eyewitness account was given in court Wednesday of a fatal stabbing in Magalia. Darrin Lee Pacheco, who was 37 at the time of the slaying, is accused of the murder of Paul Prestridge, 29, during a fight at the home of the defendant's

Leland Gordon's Column 'The Nosebleed Section': Breaking the rules a little has benefits

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CST

A jump shot alone probably isn't enough to get a prep basketball player to NCAA Division I competition.

Letter: Council can't manage budget

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

Recent articles report about our nation's housing market collapse due to "sub-prime mortgages" (read "unqualified borrowers") say Chico is one of six California cities listed as seeing collapse while the rest of California is fairly stable.

Letter: McCain off in Fantasyland

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

John McCain envisions our Iraq occupation as a permanent feature of our foreign policy. With that in mind it's time to start thinking about Disney Baghdad, which could be a unifying blend of fantasy and fanaticism.

Letter: Oh great

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

I would just like to thank the Chico Police Department for sending the overly aggressive Canada goose to Horseshoe Lake.

Local Roundup: Wolverines hit five home runs to outscore Butte

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:36 AM CST

Scoring at least one run in all but the third inning, the Sierra College baseball team picked up a nonconference victory in a slugfeset over Butte, 20-14 Wednesday at Cowan Park.

Local briefs

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

WILLOWS — Only one Glenn County business sold alcohol to a minor in a decoy operation conducted last week by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Gridley's Anderson makes easy switch

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:37 AM CST

GRIDLEY — After three games this season it looks like you can depend on Gridley High shortstop Spencer Anderson for two or three hits and two or three RBIs any day.

Man accused of trying to strangle former girlfriend

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY -- A woman who said she climbed through a window of her former boyfriend's Hamilton City home to retrieve personal items was confronted by the man, who allegedly tried to strangle her.

Music Brief: Chico State offers sixth Bach Fest

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

The sixth edition of the Bach Festival at Chico State University has been trimmed to two events this year, but the 18th-century works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn will nevertheless be in the air Monday and Tuesday.

Music Preview: Greg Brown's songs are living things, with a pulse and heartbeat

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

Iowa native folk singer and songwriter Greg Brown, whose passions include arm wrestling, spear fishing, Jack Daniels and the creation of intelligently crafted music, visits Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

North State Voices: Daily commute never feels like a burden

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

During my job interview in May 2006, one of the questions my potential boss asked me was if I would mind driving all the way from Magalia to work in Chico every day.

Obama edges out Clinton in Butte County in primary election

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

Nearly a month after the February primary, the final official Butte County vote tally has come up with a local reversal.

Officer cleared of killing was investigated by Grand Jury

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 02:28 AM CST

PARADISE -- A Paradise police officer who shot and killed an armed woman last month was reportedly investigated by the Butte County Grand Jury last year in connection with an unnecessary-force complaint.

Oroville police seek info on attempted kidnapping

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 06:24 PM CST

OROVILLE — The Oroville Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping Tuesday near Oroville High School.

Performing Arts Brief: 'Keeping Dance Alive' returns to Laxson stage

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

"Keeping Dance Alive," a repertory dance concert featuring several types of dance, returns for its 17th year, Friday through Sunday in Laxson Auditorium at Chico State University.

Performing Arts Review: 'Vagina Monologues' disappointing, not empowering

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

The curtain opened Friday to a stage full of women wearing black and red. In the center was a giant sculpture of a vagina.

Plans for Chico High construction move ahead

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

A new building at Chico High School took two steps forward Wednesday evening. Chico Unified School District's board of trustees approved hiring an architect to design a new building to replace 21 portable classrooms, and took a first look at a

Prelude to spring

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 03:55 AM CST

Butte College engineering student Mike Hart takes a break under the blossoms and sun on Butte's Chico campus Wednesday.

School time

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

Honors Beth Paterson's class at Paradise Elementary School won first place in Paradise for the Comcast Fifth-Grade Reading Challenge.

Section of Legion Avenue to be closed five nights in a row

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

Legion Avenue between Warner Street and Citrus Avenue will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic five successive nights next week, starting Sunday, and five nights the following week.

Shelter from the storm — and sun

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 AM CST

Part of a weatherization program at Butte Humane Society, Chico State University students spent Friday and Saturday building overhead shelter for the two largest outdoor dog kennels.

Theater Brief: Chico State's 'The Bacchae' closes Sunday

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:25 PM CST

"The Bacchae," Euripedes' tale about the vengeance of the god Dionysus when his cousin Pentheus, the king of Thebes, refuses to accept him as a deity, continues at Chico State University's Harlen Adams Theatre.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:28 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.

Words carved into lower Bidwell Park trees becoming offensive

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 12:29 AM CST

While words carved into a park tree once merely symbolized that John loves Sally, trees in lower Bidwell Park are now increasingly becoming a canvas for offensive language, a top city official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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Air Force Cyber Command competition grows

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 03:47 PM CST

The number of bases being considered as home for the U.S. Air Force's new Cyber Command has grown, Congressman Wally Herger, R-Chico, said today.

Behavioral health chief hands in unexpected resignation

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — Monday's resignation of Bradford Luz, director of the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health for the past eight years, was unanticipated according to county officials.

Buzz Preview: Ellen Heise's dreams, fantasies define her culminating fine arts exhibit

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 02:22 PM CST

This article will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. Ellen Heise puts a little bit of herself into every painting.

CHP seeks to help the city out with bigger police station need

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

Rather than the city building a new police station, the California Highway Patrol is willing to give up its Chico office to save the city money.

Capay buffet: 950 served at Capay Fire Department dinner

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

CAPAY — The volunteer fire department's buffet dinner Sunday brought in more than 950 people to sample the tables of food cooked by fire department personnel.

Charter school's autonomy bid may lead to superintendent's recall

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CST

ORLAND — A board of directors — declared illegitimate by the county's superintendent — formed last summer to govern William Finch Charter School and still hopes to be able to govern the school.

Chico rallies to outscore Las Plumas

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

It always comes down to the little things and it was those little things that were the undoing for the Las Plumas High baseball team Tuesday as it fell to Chico 6-4.

Chico's Rodgers will step in for Favre in Green Bay

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 10:24 AM CST

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Chico's Aaron Rodgers will get his shot as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

Clinton comes back, wins Ohio, battles Obama in Texas; McCain clinches GOP nomination

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton scored comeback primary wins in Ohio and Rhode Island Tuesday night, denting Barack Obama's delegate lead in a riveting Democratic presidential race.

Community Roundup: Eight Chico Creek Fencing Club members qualify for nationals

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

The Chico Creek Fencing Club qualified eight fencers for the national championshipsin the U.S. National Divisional Qualifier at Chico State.

Correction for March 5

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

In a story on Saturday, the Enterprise-Record incorrectly reported Assembly Republican leader Mike Villines' hometown.

Early traffic: Everything looking good

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 09:22 AM CST

Early traffic and the weather are both looking good this morning. No travel problems have been reported on any roads in Butte and Glenn counties.

Editorial: State deficit has huge local impact

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

While it's difficult to fathom the enormity of the state's $8 billion budget deficit and how that will affect any one county, the California Budget Project helps it hit home.

Fatal shooting of Paradise woman ruled justified

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

OROVILLE -- The actions of a police officer who shot and killed a woman inside Paradise Cemetery last month have been ruled justified and in self-defense, according to a multiagency shooting protocol investigation.

Favre's farewell: Star's retirement should pave way for Rodgers to earn starting job

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre finally met the one person who could stop him. Himself. He won a Super Bowl and three MVPs.

Glenn Couty supervisors, officials continue talks to reduce deficit

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

WILLOWS — Tough financial decisions in Glenn County brought continued budget-reduction talks Tuesday, and a proposal to reduce employee work hours in order to shave a shortfall revised to just over $1.

Herger pushing for Beale to become cyber safe haven

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CST

Beale Air Force Base faces "very tough competition" in its bid to be headquarters for the Air Force Cyber Command, Rep.

Judge sends 'incompetent' defendant back to Napa hospital for fourth time

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CST

OROVILLE — Disagreeing with a team of state doctors, a judge ruled Tuesday a Chico defendant who has been incarcerated for more than three years awaiting trial has still not been restored to mental competency.

Letter: Burning ban ridiculous

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:03 AM CST

I promised myself that I would never write again, but this ban on burning is too much. I have lived in the north valley on and off for 47 years.

Letter: Here's how to help shelter

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:03 AM CST

While reading your "Hits and misses" this week, I wanted to share one way that the community can support the Torres Shelter.

Letter: Participation helps learning

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:03 AM CST

The Feb. 21 editorial caught my attention. You wrote about the Pleasant Valley High School science class' virtual field trip to Orient and Flume.

Letter: Sentence for rapist light

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:03 AM CST

I was thrilled to read in Thursday's E-R that the Butte County District Attorney's Office has gotten another criminal off the streets.

Local Briefs

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

Man arrested upon reporting assault ORLAND — A man who called the Glenn County Sheriff's Office Tuesday to claim his foreman assaulted him at work was arrested when deputies discovered he had three outstanding warrants from Tehama County.

Local Roundup: Top-seeded St. Francis beats Chico girls in NorCal game

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

The top-seeded St. Francis High girls basketball team knocked off Chico 82-44 on Tuesday night in the first round of the CIF State Basketball Championships' Northern California Division II bracket in Sacramento.

Manager's retirement approved

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

ORLAND — Although the upcoming retirement of Orland City Manager Joe Riker was announced recently at a planning workshop, it wasn't made official until Monday night with City Council acceptance of a June 30 retirement date.

Mitty's depth too much for PV girls

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:24 AM CST

Pleasant Valley High's starting five proved it could play toe-to-toe against one of the state's best teams for a little more than eight minutes Tuesday night at Varley Gym.

Paradise school disrict plans for staff reductions

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

PARADISE — At a meeting that was one of Superintendent Steve Jenning's last at Paradise Unified School District, the board of trustees Tuesday night took a first look at making cuts in staffing levels for next year and extended the school year

Picturesque beauty

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

Honey Run Covered Bridge in Butte Creek Canyon (Photo No. 1) looks picturesque Tuesday as flowers bloom along Butte Creek, fed by melting mountain snow.

Sidelines: Forsberg, Perry to get MPSA honors

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

Four-time Civil War sprint car series champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn, who has also won multiple championships at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway, will be one of two drivers honored by the Motorsports Press Association as an "Oval Track Driver of

Size of affordable housing project on East Eighth Street concerns neighbors

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

An affordable housing complex more than four years in the works gained Chico City Council approval Tuesday night over the new addition of concerns from some neighbors.

Spencer's final home tilt is Wildcat women win

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:24 AM CST

Always understated, Audriana Spencer almost made it to the final buzzer without a hint this was her last game in Acker Gym.

Starving Student: Scrubbs does everything right with sandwiches

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

Like all good Americans, I love my car. This is because possessions like cars are a lot like children, just a lot more replaceable.

State senator enters GOP race for Doolittle congressional seat

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 01:44 PM CST

AUBURN — A staunchly conservative state senator from Southern California is jumping into a local congressional race, causing another conservative to jump out.

Trial begins in alleged murder during altercation at party in Magalia

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — Testimony got under way Tuesday in the trial of an Auburn parolee charged with a Magalia murder.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

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Briefs

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

Talk on low-impact development today Timothy Lawrence, manager and co-director of the Center for Water and Land Use at UC Davis Cooperative Extension, will discuss low-impact development at 5:15 p.

Campus Clips

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Bob Vivian celebration of life A celebration of life will be held in honor of Bob Vivian, a retired Chico State Department of Journalism professor, who died Dec.

Chico man wants charges dismissed

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

OROVILLE -- A Chico man is asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges against him on grounds he has been held in a state hospital beyond the three years allowed by law after being adjudged mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Chico schools take recommended steps for remediation

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

As a school district designated "program improvement," Chico Unified School District is required to take steps toward improving student achievement.

Competency hearing continues for Chico man

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:32 PM CST

OROVILLE -- A Chico man is asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges against him on grounds he has been held in a state hospital beyond the three years allowed by law after being adjudged mentally incompetent to stand trial.

County behavioral health director leaving

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:32 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Behavioral Health Director Dr. Bradford Luz has decided not to renew his employment contract with Butte County, according to County Administrative Officer Brian Haddix.

Daily Planner: March 4

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 04:02 AM CST

Events UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Little Theatre (Ayres Hall 106). "49 Up" (2006, United Kingdom, 134 minutes).

Daily Planner: March 5

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:34 PM CST

Events MUSEUM OF ANTROPOLOGY, CHICO STATE: 3:30 p.m. Langdon Hall, Room 304. Presentation, "Monsters, Witches and Satan, Oh My — The Symbols and Meanings in Illuminated Manuscripts," by Hillarie Cornwell, local illuminated manuscript artist

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Fairchild continues low gross domination in Bidwell women's golf

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CST

Ellie Fairchild was again low gross with a score of 92 in the first flight in the Bidwell Park GC Women's Golf Club weekly tournament.

Event raises funds for injured Iraqi teen

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

A dinner and fashion show held in Chico Sunday to help an injured Iraqi teenager was a big success, according to Monica O'Neil, one of the event's organizers.

Impersonating officers added to charges against pair

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

Two men arrested in upper Bidwell Park last week on allegations of being drunk in public now face charges of impersonating police officers.

InnerView: Bob Vincent's online hobby is a resource for north state

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:34 PM CST

MAGALIA —His command center is a modest-sized bedroom but Bob Vincent, master of the domain at MagaliaWeather.

Letter: Goose just needs a little love

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 03:55 AM CST

I woke up to the Friday edition of the E-R to read how our local legal system once again showed its heavy-handedness when compassion and love was called for.

Letter: Separation goes too far

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 03:57 AM CST

In light of the recent mass murder shootings across America in all walks of life, the die has been cast for decades that such violent behavior would result.

Letter: Voting will bring change

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 03:55 AM CST

Change, change, change. I, for one, don't want candidates of any party talking of change, but rather policy.

Local Roundup: Oroville falls to Mission in state Division III playoffs

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CST

The Mission High boys basketball team of San Francisco improved to 26-4 with an 81-43 win Monday night over Oroville in an out-bracket game in the CIF State Basketball Championships' Northern California Division III bracket at Kezar Pavilion in San

Luxury model homes burn; investigators eye possible link to ecoterror group

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

WOODINVILLE, Wash. -- Three seven-figure dream homes went up in flames early Monday in a Seattle suburb, apparently set by eco-terrorists who left a sign mocking the builders' claims that the 4,000-plus-square-foot houses were environmentally

New Chico State instructor suspected in major pot operation

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 05:05 PM CST

A woman hired just a few weeks ago as an instructor at Chico State University will be arraigned today on charges she allegedly possessed and was attempting to sell a large quantity of marijuana.

New university instructor a suspect in major pot operation

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

A woman hired just a few weeks ago as an instructor at Chico State University was arraigned Monday on multiple charges, including allegations she possessed and was attempting to sell large quantities of marijuana.

On Foot: Former teacher sparks memories of Chaco Canyon

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:34 PM CST

A delightful lecture series available in Chico has been Museum Without Walls, put on by Northern California Natural History Museum.

Police investigate stabbing, assault

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:32 PM CST

Chico police are continuing to investigate a stabbing and assault that took place on West Fifth Street early Sunday morning.

Scientists think weather changes left salmon starving

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:33 PM CST

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Scientists examining the sudden and widespread collapse of West Coast salmon returns are pointing to the unusual changes in weather patterns that caused the bottom to fall out of the ocean food web in 2005.

Sidelines: Butte plans new men's soccer program

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 12:33 AM CST

Butte College has announced it will offer a new men's soccer program beginning this fall. According to Butte College athletics director Craig Rigsbee, the college will soon begin a job search for a men's soccer coach.

The forecast looks bloomy

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 11:32 PM CST

Scott Benton's Monday bike ride led him through an orchard between West 8th and West 6th avenues punctuated with pink, pillowy clouds of almond blossoms overhead.

Monday, March 03, 2008

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Blog Log

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

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

But this is Chico: Local authors add flavor to Season of Nonviolence

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:37 AM CST

I've got two more books for you. One has Chico as its setting; the other is about places that are within a 100-mile radius of the city.

Commission discusses transfers topic on Tuesday

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

OROVILLE -- The Butte County Water Commission Tuesday will discuss a water transfer program proposed with Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, Western Canal Water District and Richvale Irrigation District.

Council to consider pedicab regulations, new police station site

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:37 AM CST

Tuesday night the Chico City Council will decide whether it wants to regulate pedicabs. After two significant collisions involving pedicabs, the City Council earlier directed Police Chief Bruce Hagerty to look into ways the city could regulate the

Drought, growth have states studying construction of more huge dams

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:37 AM CST

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Western states' era of massive dam construction — which tamed rivers, swallowed towns, and created irrigated agriculture, cheap hydropower and environmental problems — effectively ended in 1966 with the completion

Heart-to-heart talk

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:37 AM CST

Bob Hays (left), a perfusionist at Enloe Medical Center, talks to Eugenia Currlin about open heart surgery procedures during a Heart Health Fair on Feb.

Learning in two languages

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:37 AM CST

If you visit Marco Chinchay's science classes at Chico Junior High School, you might not understand a word spoken.

Letter: All passengers need shelter

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:37 AM CST

Jenn Klein's Feb. 22 article about the new transit center on Second and Salem in Chico is a good primer.

Letter: Another market not needed

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 10:18 PM CST

I read your article on the final environmental impact report for the Wal-Mart supercenter, and your editorial on the issue, and feel compelled to comment.

Letter: Chico police make it right

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

Let it be known that the Chico Police Department is on top of what happens in their city. I am really happy at their response, professional, caring and even the chief of police called me to see that my unjust ticket has been taken care of.

Letter: Council must protect us

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 10:18 PM CST

The Wal-Mart south environmental impact report has not addressed public comments and takes a narrow legalistic position that does not consider the actual impact on the city, its businesses and population.

Letter: County ignores big problems

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 10:12 PM CST

After receiving and reading Butte County's general plan newsletter, I became somewhat annoyed and angered by the list of so-called accomplishments our county officials claim to have made.

Letter: Financial help appreciated

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

I would like to extend a public thank you to Chico service clubs and Steve Oberlander at Neal Dow School for recommending and assisting my son to become one of the next delegates to attend a People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.

Letter: Fundraiser helps cyclists

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 10:18 PM CST

The rain held off Feb. 23 just long enough for the successful return of the Almond Blossom Ride, sponsored by Chico Velo.

Letter: Let locals control schools

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 10:18 PM CST

I cease to be amazed at the total ignorance demonstrated by some school teachers, administrators and the public.

Letter: Loophole should be closed

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 10:18 PM CST

If you buy a car out of state, you pay a use tax or sales tax on it when you bring it into California.

Letter: Sentence a firm lesson

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:37 AM CST

Let the consequences for Greg Wright's actions be a reminder to anyone who would engage in such dangerous and criminal behavior, that no matter who they are or what they are going through, there is a system reserved for them: CYA until adulthood, 22

Letter: Some bills save money

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 10:18 PM CST

The editorial "Legislators can't help themselves" unfairly casts local representatives in a very unfair and misinformed manner.

Letter: Voter education needed

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

I'm writing in response to the Feb. 24 article about California poll workers not allowing registered independent voters to cast a ballot for a Democrat.

Letter: Well, that settles it

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 10:18 PM CST

Read my lips: "No new Wal-Marts." — Mitch Cox, Chico

Local Briefs

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

Police:Shooting may be gang-related Chico Police officers responded to a shooting on the 800 block of East 16th Street at 4:23 a.

Local Roundup: PV girls get home game Tuesday in NorCal playoffs

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 12:36 AM CST

The Northern Section Division II champion Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team will host a first-round game Tuesday at 7 p.

Misinformation in stabbing case causes police confusion

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

Two law enforcement agencies struggled to provide information about a stabbing early Sunday morning after the victims gave police the wrong location of the incident.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:37 AM CST

Events KEEP CALIFORNIA BEAUTIFUL 2008: 1:30 p.m. school assembly, at Hooker Oak Elementary School, followed by planting of six trees along Third Avenue by Chico's street tree crew and students.

News of our history for March 3

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'County toll hits $11 million' OROVILLE — While the worst of the storm may be over, the pounding rains during the past week brought with them a stiff price in

Sailor's trial provides window into Navy fears after USS Cole attack

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- U.S. Navy commanders were wary as their ships headed to the Persian Gulf in the months after a terrorist ambush in 2000 killed 17 sailors aboard the USS Cole.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

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All About Us: If only everyone could get Joe and Michelle as neighbors

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

The other night my husband Troy, my son Thomas and I shared a dinner with our neighbor, Joe. We ordered pizza and drank soda.

All eyes on the cars

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:11 AM CST

Cub Scouts gathered Saturday at Wittmeier Chevrolet for the annual Pinewood Derby competition. In the contest, parents and their children began building their wooden cars weeks — and sometimes months — in advance of the annual event.

Bidwell Classic: Young wins overall title

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

With an expired gym membership and a desire to kick a two pack of cigarettes a day habit, a then 32-year-old Kristi Young decided to give running a shot.

Bookshelf: "Rosa Raposa"

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Rosa Raposa is a snooty pink fox who loves her life in the rain forest. Her only enemy is Jaguar who, luckily, is a pretty dim fellow in spite of his bright blue coat.

Butte gets GVC split with Feather River

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

Two seasons ago, the Butte College baseball team outperformed modest expectations to win the Golden Valley Conference title.

Chico schools' only ag program recruiting future freshmen

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Amidst the whistle and spark of welding torches, dozens of students recently toured the agriculture department at Chico High School to test its attractions.

Company fined $30,000 for illegal tree cutting at Lake Tahoe

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:22 AM CST

RENO -- A California-based company has been fined $30,000 for the illegal cutting of seven pines on state property on Lake Tahoe's north shore in order to enhance views of the lake.

Daily Planner: March 2

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Events CAPAY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER'S DINNER: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Capay Elementary School, Fourth and Cutting Avenue.

Deer herds to have voice in plan

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Those responsible for drawing up the Butte County General Plan 2030 have many issues to consider, but a decidedly non-human aspect — maintaining the integrity of Butte County's migrating deer herds — is a crucial matter of consideration.

Editorial: Chico council just can't say no

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

For those who wonder how the city of Chico dug itself into a multimillion-dollar hole, the last City Council meeting provided insight to the mindset at the top that has allowed spending to spiral out of control.

Farm briefs

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Comments on ag runoff sought Comments are being accepted on the irrigated lands management program that affects growers who have water that leaves their farms.

Flashbacks From Here and There: Revisiting the owl

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

BERKELEY, Feb. 20, 2008 -- On our occasional jaunts to Berkeley Gina and I look forward with great anticipation to visiting the owl.

Four, and no more: PV ends Chico's title streak

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

The terrible taste of losing last year's Northern Section CIF Division II girls basketball title game to Chico High was still in the mouths of the Pleasant Valley Vikings Saturday at Acker Gym.

Garden plans and gourmet tasting at McManus

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

What could have been a typical school open house expanded into an event showcasing a network of organizations working toward growing healthy, happy students.

General plan: balancing the three E's

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Sustainability, a popular 21st-century buzz word, stood front and center at a Butte County General Plan 2030 presentation Thursday night.

Health care providers protest as auditors take closer look at Medicare bills

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:22 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- In coming weeks, private audit companies will begin scouring mountains of medical records.

Here's living proof the head is mightier than the lip

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

To me, the darn thing feels like it enters a room 30 seconds before the rest of me arrives and, while that isn't true, I still have to admit my lower lip is kind of impressive.

Here's what you need to know about Glenn Pets of the Week

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:52 PM CST

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

Local Roundup: Wildcats earn sweep in CCAA doubleheader

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

Through feast or famine at the plate, the No. 19 Chico State baseball team found ways to outscore San Francisco State.

North-state earthquakes leave cracks in pattern

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Earlier this year, an unusual and not completely explained swarm of earthquakes left a remote section of the north valley trembling.

Panel looks into the future: 2030

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

The 34-member Citizens Advisory Committee is playing a fundamental role in the creation of Butte County General Plan 2030.

Pentagon says divorce rate unchanged despite stresses on military couples

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:22 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- The divorce rate in the armed forces held steady last year at 3.3 percent, a surprising finding given the stress that marriages are under during persistent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

People on the Street

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Who should John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton choose as running mates? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Pet vaccination clinic scheduled Tuesday

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

OROVILLE -- A pet vaccination clinic will be held by Butte County Public Health Department from 4-6:30 p.

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM 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

Strawberry growers: Pollution rules will choke production

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:22 AM CST

LOS ANGELES -- Grower Edgar Terry says the biggest threat to his hundreds of acres of strawberries isn't bugs or bad weather.

Students preserve veterans' words for future

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Cornered by three high school girls and a digital video camera, Darrell Huston appeared nervous. In fact, he was shaking.

Travis Souders' column: For Smith, it was all about effort

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

Puck Smith was my first interview as a (somewhat) professional journalist. As a freshman sports writer for The Orion, the first story I had was a feature preview on the Chico State men's team.

Two charged with possession of marijuana

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

A woman who allegedly attempted to mail marijuana to Hawaii is in jail after police reportedly found 45 pounds of pot in her home.

University Women host appraisal fair to raise Trek funds

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

A painting, possibly by the French post impressionist Maurice Utrillo and appraised at $50,000, was one of the rare finds during Grandma's Attic Appraisal Fair on Feb.

Vice mayor wants city to stop buying bottled water

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

A top elected official wants the city of Chico to put the cap on buying bottled water. Vice Mayor Ann Schwab is asking the city to stop purchasing single-serving bottles of water with city funds for economic, environmental and "social justice

Wise quacks tempting on fowl story

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

I'm sure everybody in Chico slept a little easier Friday night after reading in the newspaper that morning that a vicious goose had been arrested.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

21 and done: Smith retires as men's basketball coach

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:44 AM CST

Chico State men's basketball coach Puck Smith endured one of the harshest seasons in his 21-year career this year.

Car crash in Sutter County area claims lives of two women

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

SUTTER — Two woman died Friday in a collision between a pickup and a sport utility vehicle on Butte House Road west of East Butte Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Chico State's Smith steps down after 21 years

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 12:10 AM CST

Chico State men's basketball coach Puck Smith, a fixture at the reigns of the program for 21 years, announced his retirement Friday night after the Wildcats' 75-66 win against Cal State Dominguez Hills, according to the university's sports

County's wildfire protection plan still under development

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

Most people wouldn't leave an open bucket of gasoline next to their fireplace, but many often don't think about having a pile of fuel next to their home in the form of vegetation.

Daily Planner: March 1

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:30 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.

Dan Gamel RV center closes in Chico

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 01:07 PM CST

Recreational vehicle business Dan Gamel RV Center has closed in Chico, facing declining sales. An employee at the Chico store on Eaton Road at Highway 99 confirmed the closure this morning.

Declining sales cited for Chico RV center closure

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

Recreational vehicle seller Dan Gamel has closed his location in Chico, among others, facing declining sales.

Driver killed in Interstate-5 rollover; passenger critically injured

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

ORLAND — A man was killed and a woman was rushed to Enloe Medical Center with what authorities termed life-threatening injuries following the crash of a pickup on Interstate 5 Friday night.

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

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CST

HIT — The Torres Shelter has the right idea. The homeless shelter's board of directors is absolutely correct when it says the shelter needs more public support.

Enterprise too much for Oroville

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:45 AM CST

PALO CEDRO — The Enterprise High boys basketball team was able to make Oroville temporarily stop thinking about 6-foot-8 center Shane Zink on Friday at Foothill High in the Northern Section CIF Division III title game.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

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

Have a merry ol' time:

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

Robin Hood and his men probably didn't have a chance to be merry quite like this. But with a new disc golf course for kids opening today, a new generation of merry men, women and children will get to carry on the legend of Robin.

Interim fire chief appointed

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 03:49 PM CST

Chico fire Division Chief Keith Carter will serve as the city's interim fire chief. City Manager Dave Burkland announced Carter's appointment today.

Letter: Don't vote for defeat

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CST

A vote for Barack Obama, the most liberal U.S. senator, is a vote for a defeat in Iraq. He promises if elected president he will have all the troops out within a year.

Letter: Plan should focus on water

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CST

The Sierra Club, Yahi Group, has been following and speaking out about water issues in Butte County for several years.

Letter: Stretching the truth?

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CST

Very interesting and informative letter from Rick Clements as to whether one might think that anyone in the District Attorney's Office might stretch the truth to make their case.

Liberty Christian buries Hamilton for third straight title

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:45 AM CST

PALO CEDRO — Even though Hamilton High's girls basketball team entered the Northern Section CIF Division V title game Friday as the No.

Lifestyle RX: Weight loss is simple; Bangkok nurse proves it

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CST

Ruby Lee was beautiful. She was also the best operating room nurse I've ever known. I was an anesthesiologist in those days, and we worked together over a span of 15 years.

Local Briefs

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

Deputies stun man wanted on warrant ORLAND — A man being sought by Tehama County authorities on a felony warrant was taken into custody Thursday afternoon by Glenn County deputies, who had to use a Taser stun gun to get him into handcuffs.

Local Roundup: Butte women fall to Santa Rosa in NorCal playoffs

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:45 AM CST

Momentum from an unlikely Golden Valley Conference title run wasn't strong enough to push the Butte College women's basketball team to a road win over Santa Rosa in the first round of the Northern California Regional playoffs on Friday night.

Longtime Chico firefighter appointed interim fire chief

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

A longtime Chico firefighter with experience in many areas will serve as the city's interim fire chief.

Online budget survey lets your fingers do the talking

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

Residents wanting to provide input on the city's budget can do so in a new survey on the city's Web site.

Oregon motorist changing tire nearly rammed by oncoming car on I-5

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

ORLAND — A motorist from Oregon narrowly avoided serious injuries, or worse, when his Toyota pickup was struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 5 Thursday near Orland.

Orland General Plan workshop draws handful of onlookers

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

ORLAND — Only 15 people showed up at Orland's Carnegie Center Thursday night for the unveiling of the draft map of land uses proposed in the city's General Plan update.

Paradise superintendent to take Tahoe Truckee position

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 08:58 PM CST

TRUCKEE — Paradise Superintendent Steve Jennings will truck off to Tahoe Truckee, after parking in Paradise for 21 years.

Perspectives: The problem of good almost insoluble for the atheist

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

The existence of good -- and the related realities of meaning, purpose, and beauty -- present together an almost insoluble problem for the atheist.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

15th annual choir festival Sunday evening The 15th annual community choir festival will be held at 7:30 p.

Religious right? Bible teacher hits Keene's Capitol fellowship

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- An outspoken Bible teacher made headlines this week in a flap involving Assemblyman Rick Keene, R-Chico.

Senior Planner

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CST

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

Sidelines: Outlaws tryout gets rescheduled

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 07:29 PM CST

The Chico Outlaws one-day player tryout, originally scheduled for Saturday at Butte College, has been pushed back to this Sunday due to a change in the Roadrunners' baseball schedule.

Stewart gets laughs from Legion fans

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:45 AM CST

Getting sent back to the minors, Tommy Lasorda, too many boiled eggs and a toilet. Needless to say, former World Series MVP Dave Stewart had everyone's attention.

Tahoe district hires Paradise schools chief

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

PARADISE -- Steve Jennings, superintendent of the Paradise Unified School District, will soon be leaving to take a comparable position with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, as first reported on the Enterprise-Record Web site, ChicoER.

Teenage suspect in Forest Avenue shooting charged as adult

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey has filed felony gang charges against three men and a 17-year-old who is being charged as an adult, in connection with a shooting in Chico Wednesday.

This year, VITA staff clarify tax rebates

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:30 AM CST

Free tax assistance is available for the elderly, people with disabilities, and those with low or limited incomes.

Tigers edge rival LP

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:45 AM CST

After five innings, the Las Plumas and Oroville High softball teams remained tied and it came down to one play in the bottom of the sixth for the Tigers to pull off a 4-3 win Friday during the Las Plumas softball tournament.

UPDATE: Deadly crash reported on I-5

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 08:46 PM CST

ORLAND — A man is dead and a woman has been rushed to Enloe Medical Center with what authorities termed life-threatening injuries, following the crash of a pickup on Interstate 5 at 4:57 p.

UPDATE: Two women dead in Yuba-Sutter crash

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 07:24 PM CST

Two woman have died in a collision between a pickup and a sport utility vehicle on Butte House Road west of East Butte House Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Unemployment trend hits Butte, neighboring counties in January

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:31 AM CST

Unemployment figures released on Friday showed a slowing economy in the north state, with more unemployed workers than the previous month and up from year-ago statistics.

West Valley earns repeat section title

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:45 AM CST

PALO CEDRO — The Oroville High girls basketball team scored just four points in the third quarter, turned the ball over eight times and shot 1-of-8 from the field in the Northern Section CIF Division III title game Friday at Foothill High.