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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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'Minor' derailment blocks tracks into Feather River Canyon

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 10:51 AM CDT

What has been described as a "minor" train derailment will keep trains out of Feather River Canyon until later today.

Early traffic: Nothing to report locally

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 09:44 AM CDT

Early traffic is looking good in Butte and Glenn counties as of 7:30 a.m. today, however, the California Highway Patrol reports a number of minor problems in the Yuba-Sutter area.

Monday, April 28, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Blog log

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:44 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: Romanesque buildings are gems

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Some architectural styles have had a way of capturing the imaginations of building designers throughout the ages.

ChicoER.com's new health page offers news, in-depth care guides

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:39 AM CDT

The Enterprise-Record has launched a new health page on its Web site, ChicoER.com. The Enterprise-Record and its parent company, MediaNews Group, has partnered with Web site TauMed to offer readers more thorough health coverage and information.

Daily Planner: April 28

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Events 13TH ANNUAL STUDENT PRINTMAKERS EXHIBIT, CHICO STATE: Janet Turner Museum, Laxson Auditorium Gallery and Ayres Hall cases.

Daily Planner: April 29

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5 p.m. Trinity 100. Michael Swager will present "The Concept of Place in Contemporary Art.

Fuel break may make Feather Falls safer

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS -- Driving up to the small town of Feather Falls, one cannot help but enjoy the beautiful landscape of trees and greenery that surround the rural spot.

Hundreds flee Southern California wildfires

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

SIERRA MADRE . (AP) — Firefighters gained ground Sunday against an early season wildfire that slowly chewed its way through dense brush near Los Angeles, forcing more than 1,000 people from homes in the foothills.

Karzai unharmed in attack at ceremonies

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suspected Taliban militants attacked a ceremony attended by the Afghan president on Sunday, unleashing automatic weapons fire that sent foreign dignitaries and senior members of the government fleeing for cover.

Keene won't give up on school safety

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:45 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Defeat in an Assembly committee hasn't convinced Rick Keene to give up on his school-safety bill.

Letter: Caring people helped in a crisis

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:39 AM CDT

I am one of the residents of 10 Coral Circle who were affected by the fire last Saturday morning in Chico.

Letter: Compassion Sunday reaches many

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Compassion Sunday had a far greater reach than Citrus Elementary School. While 350 volunteers served at Citrus, another 650 volunteers were spread all over Chico, engaging in service projects that touched individuals and groups.

Letter: Scouting teaches many lessons

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:39 AM CDT

If anyone wondered about the 100-plus tents camped along the Thermalito Forebay in Oroville this past weekend, it was the Ranchero West District Boy Scouts.

Letter: Take a walk to fight hunger

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Do you want to do something about high gas prices and rising food prices and shortages? This letter is in response to your April 21 editorial, "U.

News of our past

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Parade puts cap on week' As .

Renaissance revisited at Hooker Oak School

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:45 AM CDT

CHICO -- A new museum just opened in Chico, but you'll miss it if you'll don't visit within the next couple of weeks.

Volunteers keep Wildflower Century humming

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 12:45 AM CDT

CHICO -- Following the injury of their executive director, organizing the Wildflower Century this year fell to a crew of board members at the Chico Velo Cycling Club.

Yankee Hill matriarch memorializes old town

Posted: 28 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

YANKEE HILL -- An 80-year-old woman considered the matriarch of Yankee Hill finally saw her dream realized to memorialize the old town Saturday.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Boys and girls — still getting used to the differences

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Every mother has her own story, or more appropriately, stories. If you are a parent of a boy, young or old, I believe you will relate well with what I write here.

Angler feeling like an outlaw

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Saturday was a national holiday and I didn't even get to celebrate. Maybe it wasn't a holiday for you.

Butte ends it on high note, beats Shasta

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE —Pretending this was an actual playoff game might have seemed ridiculous to some, and talking about finishing the marathon college baseball season strong for the just sake of pride has never been known to ignite serious adrenaline

Butte supervisors plan May events to boost water awareness

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Tuesday, the Butte County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution proclaiming May as Water Awareness Month.

Daily Planner: April 27

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Events PASKENTA PIONEER DAY: 67th annual Paskenta Pioneer Day. 7 a.m. country breakfast, Simpson Finnell Park; 8 a.

Dave Davies' column: Athlete of Year field is stacked

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

One highlight of the 36th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet sponsored by the Enterprise-Record to be held May 6 at the Chico Elks Lodge will be the presentation of the Sportsperson of the Year award.

Docile donkey wins Deby

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- A couple of late-comers won first and second place in Saturday's Donkey Derby in Magalia. Despite arriving last at the arena for the finishing tests, Anne Benoit and her donkey Jenny Rose still placed third.

Editorial: 'Spare the Air' the year-round

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

"Spare the Air" week begins today, with all rides on Butte Regional Transit buses free through Saturday.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

4-H All-Stars named Being named to the All Star team is the highest honor that can be achieved in Glenn County 4-H.

Lake Oroville Spring Spectacular bass tournament topped by 12.36 pound stringer

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The weather conditions were perhaps too perfect for the 164 competitors at Saturday's 12th annual "Lake Oroville Spring Spectacular" bass tournament.

Letter: Ceres Park a wise decision

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

In 1988 we purchased a home south of the planned Ceres Neighborhood Park. Our children looked forward to playing in the park.

Letter: Cutting education isn't the answer

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

In response to Steve Wolfe's letter about throwing "more money in the pot": While no one likes the notion of paying more taxes, the point that we must keep in our sights is that currently no one is throwing more money at public education.

Letter: Flags show Chico cares about the planet

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

I was surprised by the narrow-minded comment about the Earth flags in "Tell it to the ER" and by the caller's threat of vandalism if others don't agree with their way of thinking.

Letter: Lenin would approve of Carter's visit

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

When fellow Democrats and House Foreign Affairs Committee members joined Republicans in denouncing Jimmy Carter's visit with Hamas leaders, they demonstrated solidarity while revealing Carter's "alarmingly naive" attempt at bridging the gap between

Letter: Life on a sponge

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Two of three front-page articles in a recent Sunday paper featured "water." One involved monitoring water quality as a byproduct of commercial farming.

Letter: Should paragliders be welcome in park?

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Paragliding in upper Bidwell Park was the topic of the April 14 Bidwell Park and Playground Commission Master Management Plan Committee meeting.

Letter: State control might work out fine

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

On April 15, the superintendent of Chico Unified School District wrote, on the budget shortfall, that "failure to take action now generates a state takeover and the loss of local control.

Letter: Tax rebate already burned up

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Anyone paying attention? What good is a economic stimulus payment if we can't afford the basics? Gas goes up, food goes up, transportation methods of all types go up, fast food and not so fast food goes up, people getting laid off goes up (because

Local Roundup: Lundberg homers twice, Wildcats split

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 06:58 AM CDT

Chelsea Lundberg's sixth-inning solo home run broke a tie and gave the Chico State softball team a 2-1 victory Friday over No.

Local Roundup: Montez nabs qualifying mark at Oregon Relays

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Chico State's Sarah Montez qualified for the NCAA Division II championships by running the third-fastest 5,000-meter race in university history, legging out the victory in 17 minutes, 11 seconds Saturday at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore.

Local briefs

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Afternoon fire damages home on Eden Road PARADISE — A late afternoon fire damaged a home on Eden Road, in lower Paradise Saturday.

Local crops feel frost's bite

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Frost descended on Northern California last weekend, putting a halt to some of the promises of spring for growers who were sporadically hit with damage.

New temple building honors Oroville Chinese settler

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A building erected to memorialize Chun Kong You, known as "Fong Lee," was dedicated Saturday at the Chinese Temple.

Northern California Regional Land Trust holds meetings

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Landowners interested in learning about their options for conservation easements under a recent funding program can attend one of several meetings in Northern California by the Northern California Regional Land Trust.

Nugget Days full of golden moments

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Old times returned to Paradise and Magalia this week, complete with costumes from 150 years ago, panning for gold, hand-fashioned crafts, a melodramatic play and outdoor fun.

People on the Street

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

What's the most telling sign, in your mind, that the economy is declining? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Playground Commission discusses myriad topics during meeting

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — An update on the reconstruction of East Eighth Avenue, unusual activities in Bidwell Park and concern over volunteers will be among the issues considered by the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission.

Red ink at CUSD: Leak grew to a flood

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- While red ink appeared to suddenly drown the Chico Unified School District after the Governor's proposal in January, it's actually been dripping from pens and puddling around the district for years.

Relay runs messages of hope from cancer survivors

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — For the 24-member Henman Family team at Relay For Life on Saturday, cancer has become a way of life.

Soroptimists award Alma, Loomis

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Two women who have made impacts on the lives of women were recognized at a luncheon Wednesday by Soroptimist International of Chico.

The Bookshelf: "The World According To Humphrey" is written by Betty G. Birney.

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

"You can learn a lot about life by observing another species." These were the fateful words of Ms. Mac when she purchased Humphrey the hamster for Room number 26 at Longfellow School.

Too much thinking can hurt ominous vacation plan

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

I don't want to sound like I am keeping track, but 34 days from today I'm going on vacation, and I'm really excited about the plan — as long as I don't think about it very much.

Two men walk away from plane crash

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

ELK CREEK — A pleasure flight aboard an experimental airplane nearly turned deadly Saturday for two Bay Area men who crashed into a hillside near Elk Creek and survived.

Two survive experimental plane crash near Elk Creek

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 08:25 PM CDT

ELK CREEK — The pilot and passenger of an experimental airplane survived after it crashed into a hillside today outside Elk Creek.

Willows council OKs debris clearing

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Residents of Willows will soon receive notices to clear their property of weeds, rubbish and debris, or the city will do it and add the cost to property taxes.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

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12 percent in cuts proposed to community organization funding

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- More than 25 community groups face cuts of 12 percent in city funding as city leaders seek to trim the city's expenses.

2008 Dream Home opens for viewing today

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- The 2008 Dream Home built by Aspire Homes has reached completion and is open for public viewing.

B-Line buses run for free next week

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Bus rides will be free next week in Butte County, as "Spare the Air" week returns. And as was the case last year, there will be speakers on selected Butte Regional Transit lines, offering insight into the history and sights passing outside the

Correction

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

A correction for a Designer Luncheon hosted by the Lake Oroville Area Garden Club in Friday's paper was confused with another event.

Daily Planner: Apriil 26

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Events GOLD NUGGET DAYS: 7-10 a.m. DeMolay Pancake Breakfast, Masonic Hall on Clark Road. $5 adults, $2.

Early traffic: Things looking peaceful

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 09:27 AM CDT

As of 7:30 a.m. today, motorists can look forward to clear sailing. No traffic problems have been reported in Butte or Glenn counties, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

HIT — Earlier this month we chastised a Los Angeles area legislator for trying to torpedo the concept of transparency in government.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

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

Gold Nugget organizers adapt to surging price of gold

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

PARADISE -- While gold has always been a key feature of Gold Nugget Days over its 50-year history, surging prices have meant there's less of the precious metal to go around.

Hundreds attend Hamilton City Kids' Day

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — It was a festive afternoon for families at Hamilton Elementary School Friday, where hundreds of children, men and women and gathered for an annual family day.

Hundreds of teacher layoffs canceled

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 01:42 PM CDT

CHICO — Hundreds of the layoff notices given to teachers and other Chico Unified School District personnel are being taken back.

Inmate garden may break ground soon in Willows

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Residents and travelers driving through Willows may see a garden lush with squash, tomatoes and other vegetable plants growing this summer on a now-vacant lot between the juvenile hall and hospital.

Interim University Police chief now permanent

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico State University announced that Eric Reichel, interim chief of University Police was chosen to fill the permanent position on Thursday.

Kaeding avoids wrecks to win Silver Dollar sprint main

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — With all the frayed nerves by the end of the 410 winged sprints main event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, Tim Kaeding's suggestion of having a drink may have applied to more drivers than just himself.

Keene seeks front-line opinions on budget cuts to law enforcement

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The projected shortfall in California's budget varies among experts, but whatever the final figure, one north state legislator is concerned Gov.

Letter: Intelligence doesn't add up

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

In his testimony before Congress, Gen. David Petraeus credited the Syrian government with working to counter terrorism, citing this as a welcomed change, sinceSyria had been listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Letter: Keep large planes away from homes

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The C-130 aircraft have recently changed their approach to the Chico airport. They are now flying very low over the homes west of the airport instead of using the regular northern approach.

Letter: Nothing indecent about feeding a baby

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The unconscionable criticism aimed at the two mothers in "Tell It to the E-R" comments calls for an immediate rebuttal.

Letter: Teachers suffered unnecessary pain

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Chico Unified School District is suffering from declining enrollment and a flawed budget and they plan to lay off 30 teachers.

Local entrepreneurial challenge reaches stage three

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Spirits were elated and deflated during Thursday's Venture Island -- Chico contest as competitive entrepreneurs found the route to the cash award getting tougher.

Man alleging excessive force found innocent

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A jury on Friday acquitted a man of two felony charges arising out of a physical altercation with a Paradise police officer.

Many teacher layoffs canceled

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Dozens of the layoff notices given to teachers and other Chico Unified School District personnel are being taken back.

Natural Wonders: Prehistory still leaves many mysteries

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

In reading about one of the latest fossil finds that revealed an armor-plated, bowling ball sized "Devil Toad" frog that lived about 70 million years ago in Madagascar, it makes one wonder about those unrecorded days on Earth.

Oroville's Chinese Temple to dedicate new building

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Fong Lee Building, recently built on the grounds of Oroville's Chinese Temple, will be dedicated at noon today.

PV walks to whitewash win over Panthers

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — All afternoon, Pleasant Valley High walked its way on. Patrick Randolph helped the Vikings walk off.

Paradise resident arrested for alleged molestation

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

PARADISE -- An investigation that began April 6 led to the arrest Thursday of Paradise resident Eric John Kemper, 51, on suspicion of physically and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

Quakes still shaking Reno

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 09:57 AM CDT

RENO — Nearly 100 quakes, most imperceptibly small, have continued to be rattle the Reno area since a 4.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Special Sunday service for bishop CORNING — Bishop Barry L. Beisner of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California will be at St.

Senior Planner

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: LP High hosts basketball camp

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

From June 9-13 students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades can participate in the camp from 3-6 p.m. The camp for seventh, eighth and ninth graders will run from June 16-20 and will also take place from 3-6 p.

Third time's (also) a charm: Viking softball triumphant over Chico

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — This time there was no dramatic walk-off hit, no extra-inning heroics from Kelsey Mansfield or a box score with a one-run margin of victory for the Pleasant Valley High softball team.

Two arrested this week arraigned separately

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville woman accused of attempted murder and a Paradise parolee who allegedly eluded capture for 20 days after evading police, were arraigned separately in Butte County Superior Court Friday.

What's shakin'? Quakes from Oregon's shore to biggest little city in the world

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Pick a direction and point and it will be a pretty fair bet you are looking in the direction of a recent earthquake.

Your bike is waiting for you

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- With thousands of cyclists in town for the Wildflower Century bike ride, this could be the perfect motivation to dust off the old bike and get started pedaling again for health and recreation.

Friday, April 25, 2008

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$1 million grant to help restore wetlands

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

A recent $1 million grant will help restore 4,957 acres of wetlands in Butte, Glenn and Colusa counties.

Alleged embezzler admits 'problem'

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The amount a bookkeeper allegedly embezzled from her Chico employer could go much higher than the $200,000 original estimate, authorities now say.

Arrests made in connection with bomb threat, arson

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Police arrested a 12-year-old boy last week on suspicion of making a bomb threat at Paradise Intermediate School, and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of arson for starting fires at Paradise High.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Patricia Lee Bryan The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Patricia Lee Ryan for a warrant charging her with cruelty to a child.

Chico soccer beats PV with title at stake

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

CHICO — On the surface, Chico High's 1-0 home victory Thursday over Pleasant Valley tightened the top of the Eastern Athletic League standings and loosened PV's clench on the spot that wins the title.

Chinese step up security ahead of Olympics

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

BEIJING -- Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed.

Correction

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

The date for the annual Designer Luncheon hosted by the Lake Oroville Area Garden Club was incorrectly published in the April 18 paper.

Daily Planner for April 25

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Today Events FREEDOM DANCE FESTIVAL, FLOURNOY: Family event, 15530 Paskenta Road. Music by Audiotherapy, Swamp Zen, John Staedler, The Musical Brewing Company, Seckund Naychur, Gravybrain, Ancient I's, The Resonators, Pub Scouts and more.

Early traffic: Rear-ender might slow Highway 99

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 09:38 AM CDT

A two-vehicle rear-end crash, reported just before 7:30 a.m. today, on southbound Highway 99 at East First Avenue, could cause some early traffic problems.

Editorial: Is it too late to change primary?

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

This week marks a somewhat mind-boggling anniversary: It has been one year since the first presidential debate.

Fire official refutes reports of Willows cabin explosion

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Willows fire official who responded last July 21 to a cabin fire outside of Willows, last week refuted persistent reports of an explosion causing the incident that killed a longtime pilot.

Fugitive surrenders after 20 days on the run

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:55 PM CDT

CHICO — A parolee-at-large who led Butte County sheriff's deputies on two upper ridge vehicle pursuits recently, and has eluded capture since April 4, surrendered to authorities this morning.

Garden Briefs

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Plant, bake sale set in Orland ORLAND — The Friendly Garden Club of Orland will hold its annual plant and bake sale from 8 a.

Garden Tour: Garden is all in the family

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Twenty-five years ago, Bob and Becky Stofa built their home on one and a half acres of land. There were two large walnut trees in back, about 20 almond trees and starthistle that averaged 3 feet in height.

Ground broken for north state natural history museum

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Birth of the Northern California Natural History Museum was celebrated Thursday during a ceremony at the museum's new home just north of Bidwell Mansion on The Esplanade.

Lassen Forest grants to improve roads, trail

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

SUSANVILLE -- The Lassen National Forest has received $450,000 in grant money to "stormproof" three roads and improve one trail in the forest.

Letter: 'Music Man' a wonderful production

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

If you missed the first performances of "The Music Man" at the State Theatre, I would encourage you to find time to see it this coming weekend.

Letter: Diagonal parking a hazard downtown

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

I am a student who's concerned about the planned expansion of diagonal parking in the downtown area. While more diagonal parking spaces will indeed help with the shortage of parking downtown, it may also increase the risk of not only automobile

Letter: Thoughts on a variety of issues

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

It's time to check in on a hodgepodge of recent developments. To start, my good friend Bob Crosby has written in to announce that he is voting for John McCain.

Local Briefs

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Miss Gold Nugget 2008 crowned in Paradise PARADISE — Kaitlyn Smith was named Miss Gold Nugget 2008 at the Paradise Performing Arts Center Thursday evening.

Local Roundup: Mustangs make it an NVL road split

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 05:31 PM CDT

Pitcher Kayla Mansfield took complete control of Wednesday's North Valley League softball showdown between Champion Christian High and Hayfork, but the visiting Mustangs only took home one of two possible victories from the doubleheader.

Local Roundup: Roadrunners rally in 10th for GVC win

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

The Butte College baseball team scored a run in the top of the 10th inning to defeat Golden Valley Conference rival Shasta 3-2 on Thursday in Redding.

Nature's weed eaters

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

The city of Chico is using some 900 goats from Olympius Livestock in Herald to clear weeds and non-native evasive plants from Verbena Fields, near the east end of East First Avenue.

Orland school takes extra precautions: Gang-related fatal shooting of man prompts safety measures

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Orland High School is taking extra precautions, including added law-enforcement presence, since Monday's fatal shooting of a Sacramento man whose death may have been gang-related.

PV beats Chico to regain top tennis spot

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Members of the Pleasant Valley High boys tennis team feel the Eastern Athletic League title is back in rightful, safe hands.

Police Report

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES April 17 — Whitewood Way.

Professor pot case may be resolved before trial

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A July 21 trial date was set Thursday for a Chico State University instructor charged with possessing and attempting to sell a large amount of marijuana, though attorneys say the case will likely be resolved before then.

Rash of mild temblors shake Oregon

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

A swarm of earthquakes 125 miles off the Oregon coast, has scientists scratching their heads. Since Monday, six quakes with magnitudes of 3.

Ridge fugitive surrenders after 20 days on the run

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- A parolee-at-large, who led Butte County sheriff's deputies on two upper ridge vehicle pursuits and has eluded capture since April 4, surrendered to authorities Thursday morning.

Sidelines: Chico Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Tickets for the 36th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet sponsored by the Enterprise-Record are on sale now at the Enterprise-Record office, 400 E.

Sow There: In the yard, there's a time for everything

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

A garden is a place for many things. For some, it is an extension of their home — a place to serve food, take a nap or talk over the fence to a neighbor.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Trout season opener kicks off this weekend

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Saturday marks the traditional "Opening Day" of trout fishing season for many high-elevation waters around the state.

Tour features native plants

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will offer a native plant garden tour from 10:30 a.

Two-decade-old murder case revisit delayed

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- It will be several more months before a Butte County judge will decide whether a man convicted of killing two of his wives more than two decades ago can be put to death.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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Alvistur's accustomed already for Chico High football job

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The first day of spring football practice at Chico High will be May 12, and when the new head coach arrives, introductions won't be necessary.

Applications for teen public safety camp due

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- Applications for FAST Camp, a program designed for local teenagers considering a career in public safety, are due by Wednesday.

Arrests made in connection with bomb threat, arson

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Police arrested a 12-year-old boy last week on suspicion of making a bomb threat at Paradise Intermediate School, and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of arson for starting fires at Paradise High.

Arrests made minutes after Chico home invasion robbery

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police took less than a minute to reach a home in the 600 block of West Eighth Avenue early Wednesday morning and made two arrests, after a resident reported an armed robbery in progress.

Art briefs

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

Artists needed for 'Heritage Trail' picture safari CHICO -- Painters and photographers are needed to participate in a "Heritage Trail" picture safari.

Biblio File: A Wolfe in the fold: Professor photographs his life

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

Byron Wolfe is not only an associate professor of photography at Chico State University, he is also a collaborator on two books, about the American West and Yosemite, that document the extraordinary project of shooting contemporary images from the

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: April 24, 2008

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 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 calendar for April 24-30

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Thursday, Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: Mister Vague, Catlike Reflexes, Lasher Keen and John Staedler. 8 p.

Cab driver choked, robbed

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 05:40 PM CDT

CHICO — A couple who flagged down a cab early this morning at West Ninth and Salem streets allegedly choked and robbed the driver when they reached their destination, near East 20th and Hutchinson streets.

Cab driver reports getting choked, robbed

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- A couple who flagged down a cab early Wednesday morning at Ninth and Salem streets allegedly choked and robbed the driver when they reached their destination, near East 20th and Hutchinson streets, at about 3:50 a.

Chico nursing home fined $100,000

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- A nursing home has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine in connection with the death of an elderly resident.

Corrections

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

In a story on Monday's health page about Katy Warren's efforts to help West Africans, there was an error.

Council to reconsider home merger proposal

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — With a lawsuit threatening, the Chico City Council is set to reconsider a decision that would allow a Chico homeowner to create one house from two.

Cover Story: Fusing glass -- Glass artist Patty Gray shares her techniques with others

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- A handful of artists played with fire and glass -- and learned the art of fusing glass -- at All Fired Up!

Daily Planner: April 24

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events GROUND-BREAKING: 10 a.m. ceremony adjacent to Bidwell Mansion. Northern California History Museum.

Daily Planner: April 25

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events FREEDOM DANCE FESTIVAL, FLOURNOY: Family event, 15530 Paskenta Road. Music by Audiotherapy, Swamp Zen, John Staedler, The Musical Brewing Company, Seckund Naychur, Gravybrain, Ancient I's, The Resonators, Pub Scouts and more.

Durham schools seek ways to close deficit

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

DURHAM -- In an often passionate but always cordial interplay, teachers, administrators and staff members of the Durham Unified School District tried desperately to squeeze economic blood from a stone.

Early traffic: Debris, leaking cans along Clark Road

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 09:23 AM CDT

A mile-long trail of debris and leaking canisters has emergency responders, including haz-mat crews, going to Clark Road south of the Paradise Airport.

Editorial: Museum wasn't impossible dream

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

When a group of citizens announced plans to raise $9 million for a science museum in Chico, it seemed like an impossible dream.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: LP's Cahee can feel the excitement

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

Angelica Cahee runs her fastest times in the biggest races, such as Friday's West Valley/Chico Invitational at University Stadium, where she needed just 59.

Growing a garden for a slow change

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — Four small garden boxes and one large one represent the seeds of a much larger project growing at Chico Junior High School.

He Said, She Said - movie review: 'In Bruges' a fun treat with a dark edge

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

"In Bruges" stars Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell as two hit men visiting a medieval Belgian town while awaiting further instructions from their boss.

Host families needed for the boys of summer

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — Besides loving the game of baseball, what do Mike and Lorie O'Shea and Debbie Grover and Kevin Vowell all have in common?

Letter: Don't just throw money at problem

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Dick Cory is correct in that there are several factors resulting in state and local budget cuts to education, but his cry for increased taxes is definitely not the answer.

Letter: Good Samaritan must be thanked

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

On Thursday, April 17, at approximately 4:30 p.m. I was struck while walking in a crosswalk by a vehicle.

Letter: History of church explained

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Recently someone asked about the history of the old church at 230 W. 16th St. As a former worshiper at that church I would like to give a brief history of it.

Letter: Taste of Foothills a wonderful gathering

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

As a Work Training Center board member I want to commend the staff and volunteers on the excellent event Saturday.

Local teacher hired as Chico High football coach

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 09:03 PM CDT

Chico High School officials confirmed Wednesday evening that Jason Alvistur has been hired as the new head football coach.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Chico's Loker likes his chance in EAL

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO — His confidence is reaching its maximum after a victory over a guy named Max, so now Chico High tennis player Nathaniel Loker just needs to beat another Max to become the Eastern Athletic League's top tennis player.

Mud & Crawl returns to Oroville

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Drivers from all over the north state will compete this weekend in custom four-wheel-drive vehicles on specially designed rock and mud courses in the second annual Surplus City Spring Mud & Crawl.

Music Preview: Rock band Transfer gets fired up to return to Chico

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- Hot off a sizzling southwest tour from Austin to Albuquerque, the roaring rock band Transfer returns to Chico for one night.

Music Preview: Roy Rogers: S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g the music

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- One of the finest practitioners of modern slide guitar will wow music fans with a performance in Chico next week.

Music review: 'The Pink Floyd Experience' mixes wild music and visuals

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- "The Pink Floyd Experience" was welcomed to Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium on April 15 by a wildly enthusiastic full-house audience.

North State Voices: The sea was wide, and he couldn't cross

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

I grew up in Berkeley in the 1960s. By mid-decade, I was a hard-to-hack teenager, armchair witness to a cultural and political revolution.

Nosebleed Section column: Oroville-LP lacks league play hype

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

The crosstown rivalry here in Chico is omnipresent and sometimes I think that people make too big of a deal about it.

Paradise schools hope to hire new superintendent by summer

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The image of Paradise Unified School District's new superintendent is taking shape, although that person probably won't be hired until July.

Relay for Life weekend

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — The 11 annual Relay for Life put on by the American Cancer Society will take place Saturday through Sunday at Pleasant Valley High School track.

School time

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Honors Constance Prior, a sophomore at Pleasant Valley High School, created the winning logo design for the Growing Healthy Children Fun Walk/Run.

Separate arrests made in Paradise schools bomb threat, arsons

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 09:13 PM CDT

PARADISE — Police arrested a 12-year-old boy last week on suspicion of making a bomb threat at Paradise Intermediate School, and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of arson for starting fires at Paradise High.

Sprinting to their side: Brown builds depth in Roadrunners' short-distance mix

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

"Jack of all trades" is how Butte College track and field head coach Robby Snelling sometimes refers to Aaron Brown, the Roadrunners' sprints and jumps coach.

The Buzz goes on: New editor continues local entertainment guide

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

I'm finally here. Really, I am. Some readers have probably been wondering what's going on with The Buzz.

The dog days of spring

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Pleasant Valley High School junior Chris Sgontz spent some time during his lunch period Wednesday in upper Bidwell Park, tossing a training toy for his Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Jake and Teal.

Theater Review: Rogue Theatre creates memorable characters in comedy

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:13 PM CDT

CHICO -- The sweet bookworm Sadie Day challenges the anti-social Yul Carroll to give love a chance in the Rogue Theatre's latest comedy, "Essential Self-Defense.

Theater briefs

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

Auditions coming soon for 'Chicago' musical CHICO — Butte College Performing Arts will hold auditions for the Broadway musical "Chicago" from 7-10 p.

Theater review: 'The Music Man' provides entertaining songs

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 04:12 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The State Theater in Oroville, celebrating its 80th anniversary, joined with the State Theater Art Guild to produce a time-honored musical, "The Music Man," which opened April 18 and runs through Saturday.

Town Council may reinvent Paradise tree committee

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

PARADISE -- On Earth Day, the Paradise Town Council offered its tree committee a new chance at life. The council Tuesday introduced revisions to the town's tree ordinance that would give the Tree Permit Review Committee a new role as an advisory

U.S. firefighters struggle to improve emergency response in Mexico

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- A group of U.S. firefighters — many from Butte County — said trips they make to Mexico each year to improve conditions and training among fledgling fire departments is paying off, but they'd like to see progress come faster.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:41 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.

Willows inching toward dispatch contract decision

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS — With cost estimates heading downward, the budget-conscious Willows City Council again postponed a decision regarding its contract with the county for police dispatching.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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Chico City Councilors seek to lessen fire, police cuts

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Seeking to scale back cuts to the city's Police and Fire departments, elected officials said Tuesday that they would examine additional cuts for other city departments and further reductions in employee raises.

Chico State names Clink men's hoops coach

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 01:51 PM CDT

CHICO —The Chico State men's basketball team announced Greg Clink as its head coach Tuesday afternoon, according to a sports information press release.

Clinton grinds out victory over Obama in Pennsylvania

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

PHILADELPHIA -- Hillary Rodham Clinton ground out a gritty victory in the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday night, defeating Barack Obama and staving off elimination in their historic race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Community Roundup: Blazin Heat JVs cash in on Reno title

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The Chico Blazin Heat JV team won the championship at the Spring Slam tournament in Reno, Nev. They beat Reno's Jam On It 55-22.

Corbaley, Carrico carry Tigers over Wolves

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:40 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Getting just the second Eastern Athletic League win this season Tuesday was going to require the Oroville High baseball team to score early and execute somewhat smoothly for two hours amid steady rain.

Councilors seek to lessen police, fire cuts

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Seeking to scale back cuts to the city's Police and Fire departments, elected officials said Tuesday that they would examine additional cuts for other city departments and further reductions in employee raises.

Daily Planner: April 23

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: April 24

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Events GROUND-BREAKING: 10 a.m. ceremony adjacent to Bidwell Mansion. Northern California History Museum.

Durham Unified School District must carve $290,000 from budget

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

DURHAM — A list of potential cuts — mainly in staff positions — that could carve more than $290,000 out of the Durham Unified School District's budget deficit will go before the board of trustees tonight.

Durham students to compete in Odyssey of the Mind

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

DURHAM -- A fanciful tale involving a Greek muse, shoes that talk and visits by Elvis Presley and John Travolta, among others, has won a group of Durham seventh-graders the right to compete in the world championship of a competition called "Odyssey

Editorial: Cutting budgets a thankless task

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Chico Unified School District trustee Rick Anderson made an impassioned plea to parents at last week's budget-slicing meeting.

FBI looks into ridge officer complaints

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The FBI has launched its own investigation into a series of excessive force complaints against some Paradise police officers, it was learned Tuesday, as trial got under way in one of the arrested men's cases.

Flames, smoke draw spectators at training drill

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Thick black smoke billowed skyward, and yellow and orange flames shot spectacularly into the darkening sky early Monday night during a fire training exercise near downtown Orland.

Forest Ranch residents plan charter school

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:19 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- Rather than give up on the center of their community, parents of students at Forest Ranch School intend to try to keep the school open by converting it to a charter.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Cindy Ann Duran The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Cindy Ann Duran for felony check fraud and felony probation violation.

Gold Nugget Days to get into full swing Thursday

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Things will be "Coming Up Gold" beginning Thursday on the ridge as Gold Nugget Days gets in full swing.

Graffiti may be in response to Orland fatal shooting

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Police said graffiti found in two very public places Tuesday morning is gang-related, and may be in response to the fatal shooting of a Sacramento man in Orland Monday morning.

Graffiti may be in response to fatal shooting

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Police said graffiti found in two very public places Tuesday morning is gang-related, and may be in response to the fatal shooting of a Sacramento man in Orland Monday morning.

Ground to be broken Thursday for new museum

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- While it's been about a dozen years since the idea of the Northern California Natural History Museum was sparked, plans for the multi-million-dollar project are still generating enthusiasm.

Jury convicts Orland man in drug case

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Glenn County jury found Orland resident Mario Rivera, 32, guilty Monday on charges of transporting methamphetamine and creating a false compartment in his vehicle to hide it.

Letter: Bottled water better than most drinks

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Regarding your story on Chico State University students voting whether to ban bottled water, Nestle Waters North America, where I work as director of corporate communications, shares Chico State's efforts to be environmentally responsible.

Letter: Change habits to help planet

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Over the past several months there has been a running battle within letters to the E-R. Some letter writers back the minority of scientists who believe that recent changes in the Earth's climate are basically unrelated to human effort, and are

Letter: Farmers always celebrate Earth Day

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:19 AM CDT

A while ago I ran across a quote I thought was appropriate for this time of year: "Every day is Earth Day if you own the land.

Letter: Iraq plays like a Hollywood sequel

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

The U.S. experience in Iraq is very similar to the Russian experience in Afghanistan as documented in the movie, "Charlie Wilson's War.

Local Roundup: LP baseball hits, but not enough, against undefeated Winters

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:40 AM CDT

The Las Plumas High baseball team knocked 13 hits Tuesday in Winters but ended up with 12 singles and a tight 4-3 loss to Butte View League leader Winters.

Love of breakfast takes student to classic counter at The Roost Cafe

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I am addicted to breakfast. I love breakfast time. I can't get enough of it. Every morning I wake up and the first thing I can think about is breakfast.

Major backups likely today on Highway 99

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Major traffic congestion on Highway 99 is likely today due to work to repair potholes at the Cohasset Road interchange.

Many small pieces make up the Earth

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- Marigold students became part of the Earth at their school Tuesday afternoon, in a united celebration of Earth Day.

Music Preview: Rock band Transfer gets fired up to return to Chico

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 07:43 PM CDT

CHICO -- Hot off a sizzling southwest tour from Austin to Albuquerque, the roaring rock band Transfer returns to Chico for one night.

Orland police headquarters project postponed

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Plans to refurbish an old market into a new police quarters in Orland became a victim of the current housing slump, with word from officials the city can't afford to start construction.

River tour with ecologists offered

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Canoe owners, or people who can borrow a canoe or kayak, can sign up for a free guided paddle of the Sacramento River from 9 a.

Sidelines: Summer bowling league scheduled

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:40 AM CDT

AMF Orchard Lanes will have a USBC-sanctioned PBA Experience League this summer at the bowling alley, 2397 The Esplanade.

Supervisors rescind ruling on Butte Creek Canyon grading

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Last September, the Board of Supervisors denied a grading permit for a development project that had managed to infuriate most of its Butte Creek Canyon neighbors.

Update 7:30 a.m. Early traffic: Problems reported in Willows, Chico

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 09:58 AM CDT

A single-vehicle rollover accident has blocked the northbound Highway 162 off-ramp on I-5 in Willows.

Wildcats turn back the clock with Clink

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO —Nobody needs to remind Greg Clink of the last time Chico State men's basketball won a conference title.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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18-year-old killed in Orland shooting: Last homicide in Glenn County city was 10 years ago

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:14 AM CDT

ORLAND -- An 18-year-old Sacramento man was shot in the head and killed in front of several witnesses when he stopped at a taco wagon for lunch Monday and was confronted by suspected gang members.

8:40 a.m. update —Overturn crash on Skyway

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 10:34 AM CDT

Just before 8 a.m. today a minor-injury rollover wreck was reported on the eastbound Skyway near "the crossroads.

Approved plan means neighborhood work can begin

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- With a plan now in place for the avenues neighborhood, work can begin on area improvements, including new pedestrian crossings proposed for The Esplanade.

Campus clips

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Patrick Ranch community effort Amy Huberland of the Department of Anthropology at Chico State University and the Northeast Information Center will be presenting this week's

Chico State students join Capitol protest

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- During a student protest Monday, the Legislature's Democratic leaders vowed to halt $1 billion in proposed higher education cuts, setting the stage for a lengthy deadlock over the deficit-plagued state budget.

Child safety seats prove their worth

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Officials said the importance of securing young children in vehicle safety seats was proven Monday morning when two girls escaped a violent rollover crash unscathed.

Correction

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

An article in Saturday's paper mistakenly printed the wrong date for the Oroville Republican Women Federated Home Tour.

Daily Planner: April 22

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE ORLAND FREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dominic's Parish Hall, 830 A St. Hardcovers, paperbacks and collectibles.

Daily Planner: April 23

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

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

Earth Day marked at Chico State, Butte

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Today is Earth Day; the following events are taking place at Chico State University and Butte College: Chico State Breathe for Peace Workshop — 1-3 p.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Foursome wins Bidwell Women's Invitational title

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:29 AM CDT

The team of Rose Rausser, Kay Kurdziel, Jane Sherwood and Kris McGhee took first place in the 2008 Bidwell Women's Golf Club Invitational Tournament with a score of 243.

Editorial: Enjoy reprieve from higher fees

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:12 AM CDT

There isn't much good news lately when it comes to money. It's all about budget deficits, layoffs and shortfalls.

InnerView: Willie LaMar dedicated to hard work of stroke recovery

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Willie LaMar has one objective right now. "I just want to be independent again. I want to be able to take care of myself.

Letter: Give up on newspaper

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I must disagree with the writer of "Don't give up on newspaper." The new small size of the Oroville Mercury-Register (edition of the Enterprise-Record) is not the problem.

Letter: Search and rescue always ready

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

I just received my copy of the Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Quarterly Newsletter. It was so interesting to read about the four K9 teams (Hazer, Dixie, Bridger and Abbie), all of whom are certified in firearms detection search.

Letter: Senior project teaches lessons

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:12 AM CDT

What started out as a senior project for my bachelor's degree turned into a lesson in character. Our projects could be anything we were passionate about and I chose companion animal homelessness.

Letter: Who is Herger's scapegoat now?

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Interesting data can be seen at www.energy.ca.gov on the cost of a gallon of gasoline in California. By the end of 2001, the average cost was $1.

Local Briefs

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Dog that bit 7-year-old girl in Willows being sought WILLOWS -- Glenn County animal control officers are asking for the public's assistance in locating a dog that attacked and bit a 7-year-old girl.

Local Roundup: Chico State men's golf team stands in fifth at CCAA championship

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:29 AM CDT

The Chico State men's golf team stood in fifth place after the first two rounds Monday in the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship at Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles.

Man accused in slaying faces jailhouse weapons charge

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The man accused of killing a Red Bluff woman at a ranch southwest of Chico last May, faces two new felony charges for a handmade weapon and alcohol allegedly found during a search at Butte County Jail.

On Foot: Visitor center a treat on the Beebee Trail

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Thomas and I have a running joke about visitor centers. I will find any excuse to stick my head in one and spend an hour reading every word of text below the displays, playing the interactive games and perusing the book store.

Owners urged to vaccinate horses to protect them from West Nile virus

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Horse owners are urged to vaccinate their horses now and reminded horses need a new vaccination every year to be protected from contacting West Nile virus.

Owners urged to vaccinate their horses to protect them from West Nile virus

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Horse owners are urged to vaccinate their horses now and reminded horses need a new vaccination every year to be protected from contacting West Nile virus.

Retail gas hits record as oil prices march higher

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Rising gasoline prices tightened the squeeze on drivers Monday, jumping to an average $3.72 a gallon at filling stations throughout California with no sign of relief.

Sacramento teen killed in daytime shooting in Orland

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 03:30 PM CDT

ORLAND — A 19-year-old man from Sacramento was shot and killed while trying to drive away from an Orland taco wagon shortly before 11 this morning.

Sidelines: Bauhs earns top CCAA weekly honor

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 12:29 AM CDT

Chico State junior Scott Bauhs was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association's Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of April 14-20.

Monday, April 21, 2008

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18-year-old SC student accused of plotting to bomb school

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A high school senior collected enough supplies to carry out a bomb attack on his school and detailed the plot in a hate-filled diary that included maps of the building and admiring notations about the Columbine killers,

But this is Chico: Clumsy climate makes change on a dime

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Chico has a will to get warm. This is a distinctive part of its climate. Let the sun come out and there's a good chance we'll have nothing less than a nice, balmy day, even in January.

Car show Reincarnated

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- When the annual British car show failed to take place last year, Chico State University professor Doug Campbell decided to make his students plan it instead.

Church spends Sunday giving Citrus a total makeover

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Children at Citrus School will be surprised to find a colorful new playground on campus today, installed over the weekend with the help of hundreds of churchgoers.

Church spends Sunday giving ccitrus a total makeover

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO -- Children at Citrus School will be surprised to find a colorful new playground on campus today, installed over the weekend with the help of hundreds of churchgoers.

Daily Planner: April 21

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Events CHICO PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER: 6:30 p.m. 526 Broadway. Marisa Handler, writer, activist and singer-songwriter from San Francisco, will talk on "Loyalty to the Sky: Notes from an Activist.

Daily Planner: April 22

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE ORLAND FREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dominic's Parish Hall, 830 A St. Hardcovers, paperbacks and collectibles.

Durham organic farmer brings help to West Africa

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — This year, Katy Warren conducted a life-changing project. "I was honored and humbled to participate in this profound experience," she said.

HD enthusiasts crying foul over cable TV's crunched signals

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In Brent Swanson's basement home theater, there should be nothing drab about "Battlestar Galactica.

Letter: Park would be neighborhood asset

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The letter challenging the ballot to approve the maintenance of Ceres Park because it is not written in other languages is unfortunate.

Letter: Rebekah Lodge members make difference

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

I would like to publicly thank the Beulah Rebekah Lodge No. 60 members for making a real difference in my classroom.

News of our past for April 21

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago '111-year rain record swamped in deluge' The weekend storm pushed Chico's seasonal rainfall to a 111-year record .

Novelty lighters attract children, but aren't toys

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Fire officials agree that small children generally find it easier to use a lighter than strike a match.

Planning committee resolution considered

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- During recent meetings, the Butte County Board of Supervisors has heard there is confusion about the role and function of the Citizens Advisory Committee that is participating in the General Plan 2030 process.

Silent, secretive sect unleashes public relations campaign

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) -- Before authorities raided their west Texas retreat, members of a secretive polygamous church spent decades holding as tightly to their intense privacy as the Scriptures guiding their way of life.

Wildcats beat Toros, sweep four-game series

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Joel Garcia allowed one run in six innings and the Chico State baseball team defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills 6-1 Sunday at Nettleton Stadium to sweep the four-game weekend series.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

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All About Us: Spring brings memories of butterflies, Band-Aids and best friends

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Spring is definitely here — the birds are singing, the squirrels are squirreling, the teenagers are hormoning around.

Beyond

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Fresh paint in action OROVILLE — The Lake Oroville Visitor Center will feature a plein air event today.

Breast cancer survivor makes plea for plates

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Marlene Meyer wants her license plates back. They were allegedly stolen from her 2004 red Ford Mustang last week while it was parked where she works — a county office at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Table Mountain

Briefs

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Deadline near to enter Pioneer Day Parade CHICO -- Entries for the 2008 Pioneer Day Parade must be in by Friday to avoid a late charge.

Chico State fasters carrying on

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- Two Chico State University students are continuing a fast for Earth Month, having pledged to eat no solid foods for the entire month of April.

DAR gives citizen award

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution presented Jessica Giles of Durham High School with its Good Citizens Award on April 12.

Daily Planner: April 20

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events BRITISH CAR CLUB: 10 a.m. Canyon Oaks Country Club, 999 Yosemite Drive. Awards given approximately 3 p.

Daily Planner: April 21

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events CHICO PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER: 6:30 p.m. 526 Broadway. Marisa Handler, writer, activist and singer-songwriter from San Francisco, will talk on "Loyalty to the Sky: Notes from an Activist.

Echoes of Earth Month

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

An artist simply named "Karisha" strums her guitar on stage during a gathering for Chico State's Earth Month celebration on Saturday.

Editorial: Please don't let them get creative

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

A little more than a week ago, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged legislators in Sacramento to "get very creative" to find ways to get more money from citizens without raising taxes.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Safe harbor agreement The Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum is hosting two public workshops to provide information and answer questions about the Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement/Voluntary Local Program.

Fire rips through north-side apartment complex

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- A fire at an apartment complex on the north side of town destroyed two units and left two others with smoke damage Sunday.

Healthy students eat their rewards

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Students at Orland High School got goodies to eat and to take home during their lunch period Friday, celebrating their success in a six-week nutrition program.

Horse events slated in Paradise

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Horsemen's Association will present its fourth annual spring social, offering a variety of events and activities for the public It will be 12:30-4:30 p.

Lassen Forest campsites opening this week

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

SUSANVILLE -- More than 350 campsites in the Lassen National Forest will open this week, in time for the start of fishing season.

Letter: Both Democrats dirtied in food fight

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

As we witness an implosion by the campaigns and candidates of the "best" Democratic presidential contenders, I have to smile.

Letter: Citizens left out on school funding

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

It bewilders me that our news organizations spend precious time devoted to the argument of whether we are or are not in a recession.

Letter: Everything isn't fixed at Enloe

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

How nice to read about Enloe Medical Center's "cure" from their illnesses incurred during the past few years.

Letter: Reconsider uses for redevelopment fund

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Within the framework of many objectives of the Chico Redevelopment Agency, a couple of suggestions are recommended.

Letter: Students win savings bonds

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

On April 2, the Butte County Office of Education after-school program and Butte College hosted the first annual Kids Challenge academic trivia event and college tour for 480 fourth-graders through seventh-graders from throughout Butte County.

Letter: Water shipments disguised as a study

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District is going forward with its plan to evacuate 2,500 acre-feet of water out of the aquifer system underlying Butte, Tehama, Glenn and Colusa counties to "gather data" for future conjunctive-use water sales.

Letter: Why are Oroville releases so high?

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

With regards to your editorial published Wednesday, there are some deeper issues that should be addressed and questions that need to be answered.

Local Roundup: Butte burned in losses to Lassen

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 12:44 AM CDT

After splitting the first two games of its season series against Lassen, the Butte College baseball team was no match for the Cougars in a Golden Valley Conference doubleheader sweep that the Roadrunners lost 11-3 and 17-3 in Susanville.

Moore mashes game-winning hit for Wildcats

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO —Trevor Moore picked up his first hit in over a month. Andrew Pluta just kept doing what he's done all along.

Most feared initials in the land strike terror in my heart

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Last week I did something that -- like any other good American -- I genuinely try to put off as long as humanly possible, but there comes a point each year when I must do what the law requires or face the terrifying wrath of the most feared three

Patrick Kinmartin column: The MMA way doesn't include hype

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Talk about ultimate fighting, you will have to kick and punch awfully hard to keep convincing others that the competitive mixed martial arts movement isn't indeed taking hold of America's sports conscious.

People on the Street

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

When people come to visit you, what's the one place you always take them to? Asked Thursday at post office in downtown Oroville.

Preparing for battle: Q&A with John Macalutas

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Less than a month now remains before John Macalutas begins spring training as the manager of the Chico Outlaws, his first gig as a full-time leader of a professional baseball club.

Preparing for battle: Rigors of managing suit new Outlaws boss just fine (so far)

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Less than a month now remains before John Macalutas begins spring training as the manager of the Chico Outlaws, his first gig as a full-time leader of a professional baseball club.

Roadwork roundup for April 20

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico HIGHWAY 99 — Between East Fifth Avenue and East Avenue, closure of the northbound left lane can be expected 10 p.

Some things are best unknown

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:03 AM CDT

An alarming press release came across the fax machine the other day. First and foremost, it was alarming that somebody still uses a fax machine.

Taste of the Foothills helps Work Training Center

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

About 80 people toured the north valley during the third annual Taste of the Foothills Saturday, with ticket sales benefiting the Work Training Center.

The Bookshelf: "Hop Toad"

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Some situations in life are just naturally full of suspense. A toad hopping across a road is one of them.

Up 'til Dawn at Chico State raises $183,561 for St. Jude's hospital

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- For the second year in a row, Chico State University students have proved that motivation and organization go a long way.

Visitor center under construction at Lassen Park

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

LASSEN PARK -- For several years, the seeds of selected trees and plants in Lassen Volcanic National Park have been painstakingly collected and stored, much like ground squirrels do in a rush before winter.

Voter information available before deadline on May 19

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The last day to register and be eligible to vote in the June 3 primary election is May 19.

Workshop series on proposed wood-burning rules starts Friday

Posted: 20 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

A second series of workshops begins this week on proposed anti-pollution measures that could result in restrictions on use of fireplaces and older woodstoves.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

$200,000 embezzlement alleged from Chico company

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

CHICO -- An Orland woman is accused of embezzling more than $200,000 from her former employer, a Chico-based heavy-equipment distributor.

Allard wins sprint car feature from the pole

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Jonathan Allard won the 410 winged sprint cars A feature on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in points race No.

At 105, Great Quake survivor is still ready to rumble

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- The lone survivor of the Great Quake of 1906 who attended Friday morning's commemoration arrived in style, riding in an immaculate vintage car and spinning stories of the cataclysmic event.

Briefs

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Conservation program explained Two workshops will be held regarding a safe harbor agreement being worked out for landowners within the Sacramento River Conservation Area.

Butte beats Lassen in key GVC tilt

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Behind opportunistic hitting and a lights out pitching performance by Mike Gleason, the Butte College baseball team scored perhaps its most commanding win of the season Friday afternoon.

By RYAN KLOCKE

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Once a non-factor relegated to the bench, Joey Burke continued to prove just how valuable he is to the Chico State baseball team.

CSUC students plan to march on state capital

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Chico State University students will be marching into Sacramento Monday to protest fee increases and budget cuts proposed for the California State University system.

Chico State Earth Month celebration events continue

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

The following events are planned at Chico State University as part of Earth Month celebration: Monday Sustainability within the Associated Students, noon to 1 p.

Collision with gas truck snarls East Park Avenue traffic

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 06:35 PM CDT

CHICO — Traffic is backed up on East Park Avenue following a collision involving a vehicle and a gasoline truck on the Highway 99 overpass.

Daily Planner: April 19

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Events KIDS FISHING DAY, LAKE PARADISE: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Paradise Lake, main entrance and North Lake Road off Coutolenc Road.

Daily Planner: April 20

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Events BRITISH CAR CLUB: 10 a.m. Canyon Oaks Country Club, 999 Yosemite Drive. Awards given approximately 3 p.

Early traffic: Doughnut jam reported

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 09:53 AM CDT

A "bunch" of doughnuts on the roadway, on the Cohasset Road overpass over Highway 99, may have caused a minor traffic collision at 7:45 a.

Earthquake rattles skyscrapers, nerves across Midwest

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

WEST SALEM, Ill. -- Bricks shook loose and fell from buildings. Walls cracked. Books tumbled off shelves.

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

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

HIT — Each spring, the city of Chico runs a huge mower along the shoulders of the streets bordering Lindo Channel, hacking down the roadside weeds to reduce fire danger.

Family safely evacuates home blaze

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Two teenagers saved a family's lives because they stayed up late Thursday night at a computer.

Fertilizer spill closes River Road

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — A tank loaded with liquid fertilizer overturned Friday afternoon on River Road, forcing officials to close it to traffic for more than two hours.

Five residences in Oroville set for viewing on home tour

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Five homes in the Oroville foothills will be included in a home tour next weekend The Republican Women Federated Home Tour April 26 includes five homes, each with a country setting.

From happy kids to mourners, "Every 15 Minutes" hits home

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

DURHAM -- Just before 10 a.m. Friday, about 400 Durham High School students entered the gym as a collection of boisterous, happy teenagers.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

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

In Session: To receive that 'stimulus' check, do more than assume

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Hopefully, all of you who are required to file 2007 income taxes have done so. The April 15 deadline has come and gone, and your "stimulus" refund depends on it.

Junior high students learn about business

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

CHICO -- How can junior high school students benefit from learning about operating a business? Amber Mausser of Chico has sold lemonade before and thinks the fleece neck scarves she's making will bring in a good profit.

Letter: Borrowing won't fix city's problems

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Oh, charge it! Thank God for our Chico City Finance Director, Jennifer Hennessy, she has saved the good taxpayers from themselves again.

Letter: Don't spank students for failure of others

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Remember, "Somebody's darl'n, somebody's dear." These were the words of advice offered we rookie teachers about disciplining students, from my vice principal at Las Plumas High in 1963.

Letter: Flags are nothing to get upset about

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

I was astonished to read in "Tell It to the E-R" that a person was "thoroughly disgusted to see the world flags" flying.

Letter: Hidden message: Watch your wallets

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Regarding the April 9 story, "Potential police, fire reductions 'painful'": And so the mantra of our elected leaders continues: We need to cut vital services, because we lack funds.

Linscott pleads guilty in Internet murder scheme

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to three federal charges stemming from an attempt to use the craigslist Web site to find someone to kill her lover's wife in Oroville.

Local Roundup: Bauhs qualifies for Olympic Trials

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Scott Bauhs finished eighth in the 5,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays, notching a time of 13 minutes, 31.

Michigan woman pleads guilty for craigslist murder scheme

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 06:52 PM CDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to three federal charges stemming from an attempt to use the craigslist Web site to find someone to kill her lover's wife in Oroville.

Overturned fertilizer truck shuts roads

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 03:49 PM CDT

A tanker truck carrying 500 gallons of urea ammonia nitrate fertilizer overturned on River Road at about 1 p.

PV baseball hits way to win over Oroville

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — It's hard to tell what helped the Pleasant Valley High offense more Friday at Doryland Field: the hits that the Vikings knocked with their bats or the hits they took when Oroville pitches went astray.

Rabbi Talk: Exodus at the Heart of Judaism

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

The story of the Exodus -- a band of escaped slaves walking to freedom through a parted sea -- is at the heart of Judaism.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

'Moondance' planned on Sunday CHICO -- An evening of moonlight, motion and music will be hosted by the Universal Life Church at the "Moondance" event Sunday.

Senior Planner

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

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

Still on its wheels

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

(Jason Halley/Staff Photo)

Students plan to march on state capital

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Chico State University students will be marching into Sacramento Monday to protest fee increases and budget cuts proposed for the California State University system.

Teens save family in house fire

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Two teenagers saved a family's lives because they stayed up late Thursday night at a computer.

Woman arrested on 200 counts of embezzlement

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 06:13 PM CDT

CHICO — An Orland woman is accused of embezzling more than $200,000 from a local heavy-equipment company.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Big fish visits farmers market

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Shoppers at the farmers' market downtown Thursday night had a chance to check out the 25-foot steel and fiberglass fish that is heading to Washington, D.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Peter Sanford Bergquist The Chico Police Department is seeking information on Peter Sanford Bergquist for a warrant charging him with violation of probation on

Butte leads state in rescuing children from drug labs

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Last year, the Butte County Interagency Task Force removed 14 children from methamphetamine labs, a per capita statistic that is higher than almost every other county in the state.

Chico State honors student employees

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Student employees received a pat on the back Wednesday for standing out as exceptional workers at Chico State University.

Chico returns to form, beats Paradise

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico High's girls soccer team is looking to build positive momentum in anticipation of next Thursday's battle with first-place Pleasant Valley.

Children primed for Passover

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- When Passover begins Saturday night, the children of Congregation Beth Israel will be ready.

Correction

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The production of "Music Man," which opens today at the State Theater in Oroville, is being presented only by the State Theater Arts Guild and not in association with Birdcage Theatre as stated in a theater brief in Thursday's Buzz.

County raises Glenn airport fees

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Board of Supervisors at a public hearing Tuesday approved a $20 fee increase for the lease of hangars at the two county airports.

Daily Planner for April 18

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Today Performance STATE THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Music Man." 1489 Myers St., Oroville. Story of traveling salesman Harold Hill and town of River City, Iowa.

Designer Luncheon slated April 26 in Oroville

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The annual Designer Luncheon will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Depot. The luncheon has been a part of the Lake Oroville Area Garden Club almost from its inception.

Early Traffic: More ramp work on Highway 99

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 09:44 AM CDT

While as of 7:30 a.m. today there were no reported traffic accidents in Butte or Glenn county, motorists could still run into problems because of continuing ramp work on Highway 99.

Editorial: Food, wine help support elections

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Throughout its 35-year history, the League of Women Voters' elegant wine tasting event has been revered as much for its food as its wine.

Garden Tour: Koi for the Coys

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Gary and Londa Coy bought their one-and-a-half-acre almond orchard property in 2002. Upon removing all of the trees, they built their home and prepared the grounds for future plantings.

Gold Nugget Days preliminaries start this weekend

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:43 AM CDT

PARADISE -- "Coming Up Gold" is the theme for this year's 50th Gold Nugget Days, put on by Gold Nugget Museum and a host of community volunteers, businesses and organizations.

Letter: Bad behavior can be changed

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

There is an epidemic of bad behavior in these United States that is being fueled by the courts, churches and the tolerated family behavior in America.

Letter: Get up and dance

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I would like to thank all those who attended the Community Dance Challenge, held at the Sierra Nevada Big Room on Feb.

Letter: Governor's budget plan working

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I hear our governor is proposing billions of dollars be allocated to the prison system to upgrade their health facilities.

Letter: Greed raises Chico citizens' cost of living

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The editor is too kind to city staff. There are individuals on staff who knew exactly what they were doing when they tied salaries to revenue increases, then went on a development and annexation binge to raise those revenues.

Letter: Guthrie concert a rare treat

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

A giant came through Chico on Saturday, April 12. A beautiful, gifted, lovely human being sat on Laxson's stage and transported the thousand or so lucky recipientsof hisgreat gifts of song and storytelling into a dimension of deep appreciation and

Letter: Logic doesn't wash

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

It appears that Dale Doerr will be joining others and myself in support of John McCain. Well, at least I'm trying to follow the skewed logic he puts forward which would only allow for a commander-in-chief to gain that position, regardless of popular

Letter: Politicians not so helpful on pay

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Your Tuesday editorial stated that the salaries of all public employees is public knowledge and the citizens have a right to know.

Letter: Reading project supports schools

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Chico Reads-Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Project is a reading initiative that supports five of Chico Unified's schools.

Letter: Rebekah Lodge members make difference

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I would like to publicly thank the Beulah Rebekah Lodge No. 60 members for making a real difference in my classroom.

Letter: Rosedale teacher challenges students

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Despite all of the budgetary issues at Chico Unified School District, there are some real heroes in our schools.

Letter: Social workers make a difference

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

March was National Social Work Month. This year's theme was "Building on Strengths: Help Starts Here.

Letter: Solar workshop inspirational

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

April 5's free solar installation workshop, funded by Chico State University's sustainability grant program, was a great cooperative event.

Letter: Weighing in on several issues

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I have comments on five different discussions I've seen in "Tell It to the E-R." To the many people that have complained about the Earth flags, they're being flown because of Earth Day, April 22.

Local Roundup: PV shuts out UPrep, maintains EAL lead

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Yolanda Maldonado, Leann DeVault and Jennifer Lopez each had one goal and one assist as the Pleasant Valley High girls soccer team shut out University Prep 4-0 in Redding on Thursday.

Market colors

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Kassidy Croons, 6, picks flowers from a vendor during the Thursday Night Market in downtown Chico. (Jason Halley/Staff Photo) PHOTO GALLERY of theThursday Night Market

Matzo scarce as holiday approaches

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

You can't have Passover without matzo, a special type of unleavened bread. The Bible says the ancient Israelites left Egypt in such a hurry, there was not even time to let their bread dough rise.

Plan in place as CUSD cuts athletic programs' budgets

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO —Athletics took their turn on the chopping block Wednesday night at the Chico Unified School District's board meeting, as expected.

Police report

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: VEHICLE BURGLARIES April 11 — 900 block of Chestnut Street.

Sidelines: Chico Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Tickets for the 36th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet sponsored by the Enterprise-Record are on sale now at the Enterprise-Record office, 400 E.

Sow There: Zinnia zealot

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I'm planting a boat-load of zinnias this year and I'm not going to apologize for it. One thing about gardening is that there are a bazillion different approaches.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: First Feather River salmon showing, forebay and afterbay hold trout and bass

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

What may end up being one of the only legal fishing opportunities for king salmon in the state of California is beginning right now on the Feather River, reported Chuck Rice at Feather River Outfitters.

Students, parents face sadness and frustration

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 02:12 AM CDT

COHASSET -- Now that the decision to close Cohasset and Forest Ranch schools has been made, many parents wonder what's next for their children and their communities.

Suspect in waitress hit-and-run is arrested

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO -- A woman suspected of mowing down a waitress outside the Casa Ramos restaurant on Fair Street Monday night has been arrested by Chico police.

Suspects sought in attempted auto repair scam

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO -- Four men are being sought for attempting to swindle an elderly Chico woman in an auto repair scam April 7.

Woman accused of running over waitress arrested while recovering car

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 08:16 PM CDT

CHICO — Police arrested a 23-year-old woman accused of running over a Casa Ramos waitress when the suspect attempted to claim her impounded car today.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Audubon Society to hear talk on Butte County butterflies

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CHICO -- Tim Manolis will be a guest speaker Monday during a meeting of the Altacal Audubon Society at Chico Creek Nature Center.

Biblio File: Yosemite through the lens of two professors

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

"Yosemite in Time: Ice Ages, Tree Clocks, Ghost Rivers" ($29.95 in large-size paperback from Trinity University Press) is the just-released soft-cover version of a book first published in 2005.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: April 17, 2008

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 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 Calendar for April 17-23

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

Thursday, April 17 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: Norfolk and Western, Weinland and Nick Jaina.

Chico Music for Peace Festival to inspire, inform

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

CHICO -- During a time in which war, violence and negative news dominate headlines, it is easy to get discouraged and disheartened of current world affairs.

City Council wants to talk with Mechoopda about public services

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- City Councilors aren't ready to give up a chance to provide public safety services for a proposed Mechoopda casino.

Copy cat bomb threat empties school

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Administrators at Paradise Intermediate School evacuated students from the campus about 9:45 a.

Corning man arrested after ramming his vehicle into fiancee's

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CORNING -- Police arrested a 26-year-old Corning man Tuesday after he allegedly rammed his vehicle several times into another vehicle driven by his fiancee.

Corrections

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

The wrong prefix of a telephone number was given in the Enterprise-Record's story Wednesday on page 5A about the Glenn County Landfill.

Cover story: Mechoopda youth reveal 'We are here!'

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

CHICO -- From the brushes of babes comes this latest art exhibit at a Chico art gallery. "We Are Here!

Cuts will hit most CUSD students: Trustees approve list of 33 reductions, including closure of Forest Ranch and Cohasset schools

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- With warnings to a standing-room-only crowd that this is only the beginning, Chico Unified School District's board of trustees unanimously approved a list of budget reductions that affects almost every student in the district.

Daily Planner for April 17

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Today Events PARADISE LIBRARY: 3 p.m. 5922 Clark Road. Live Celtic music by harpist Pam Tompkins. Part of National Library Week activities.

Editorial: Don't just trash an obsolete TV

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

Come February 2009, the world in our living rooms will change as legislation kicks in that erases the backbone of America's entertainment industry — analog television.

Enloe re-deemed: Hospital now in full compliance

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Enloe Medical Center is back in Medicare's good graces. A year ago, the federal agency put the Chico hospital on a kind of probation because it had not met certain standards.

Food writer and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman cooks at Lyon Books

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

Food writer and nutritionist Marcia Zimmerman will offer a food demonstration of her Super Salad Savvy from 2-4 p.

Groups

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Orland library hosts sale ORLAND -- A spring book sale sponsored by Friends of the Orland Free Library will be Monday through April 26 with more than 60 tables of books offered, all sorted by subject.

Guidelines proposed for safely eating river, delta sport fish

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- New "safe eating" guidelines have been prepared for sport fish caught from the Sacramento River and northern delta.

Guitarist finds freedom in playing his own music

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Walter Trout is an amazing guitar player, who's been out there, playing fast and furious, for more than three decades.

Hearing set on challenge to candidate's residency

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 02:10 AM CDT

RED BLUFF -- A hearing on a challenge to Jim Nielsen's 2nd Assembly District candidacy has been set for May 12 in Tehama County Superior Court, according to Don Bird, who filed a petition against the candidate.

Letter: Chico State can't be immune from cuts

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

For shame Paul Zingg. The whole state of California is in dire financial straits, not just Chico State University, but does he volunteer to cooperate in achieving a balanced budget?

Letter: Glenn County, teachers haven't settled

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

I have attended all but one Special Education Local Plan Area meetings since August 2007. Other individuals in attendance at the April 2 meeting were Grand Jury Chairperson Marilyn Baker and Grand Jury member Mary Kennedy, Glenn County Office of

Letter: It's time for it to end for us

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

I was a supporter of the war in Iraq initially, though I strongly disagreed with the strategy from day one.

Letter: Let change start with churches

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

Forty years ago this month Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a racist coward. However, King had a dream that all people would live in harmony and one accord in equality.

Letter: Obama telling it like it is

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

I grew up in a Democratic, blue-collar family in the Midwest and find quite realistic Barack Obama's comment that such voters are "bitter" because they have been overlooked economically.

Letter: Struggling district should blame unions

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

The Chico Unified School District is similar to the Michigan automakers. Both are being brought down by the union's demands.

Local Roundup: Johnson, Chico prevail

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Michelle Johnson's sweep of long distance events propelled the Chico High girls track and field team past Foothill and Paradise in an Eastern Athletic League dual meet Wednesday.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Men plead guilty to felonies in Glenn County court WILLOWS -- A Chico man pleaded guilty Friday in Glenn County Superior Court to charges of assaulting his girlfriend and resisting arrest.

Movie Review: 'Street Kings' a stinkin' bloody mess

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

"Street Kings" stars Keanu Reeves as an LAPD detective trying to solve the murder of his estranged ex-partner.

Music review: Guthrie graces Chico with classic folk and a hearty laugh

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

CHICO -- Arlo Guthrie is one of those people you wish you were related to. He's so witty; you just want to gather your friends and family around a campfire and listen to him tell jokes and play his folk music for hours.

North State Voices: Old green pickup full of character

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

In our world of stylish clothes and flashy cars, "old" and "green" generally don't fit under the "cool" umbrella.

One charter school can keep operating; another may close

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

PARADISE -- While one charter school in Paradise received approval to operate for five more years, another may close.

Oroville hit-and-run leaves 15-year-old bicyclist with major injuries

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 09:28 PM CDT

OROVILLE— A sport utility vehicle hit a bicyclist today, fleeing the scene, and leaving the victim with major injuries.

Pet microchip clinic Saturday will benefit disaster group

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

PARADISE -- North Valley Animal Disaster Group will conduct a low-cost microchip clinic for domestic pets Saturday at Colyer Veterinary Service, 8919 Skyway.

Pointed lessons: Students wielding needles to comfort AIDS orphans

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Stitch by stitch, row by row, teddy bears are being born in an Orland classroom. Tuesday afternoon, students at C.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Moore has the drive to excel

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

PRINCETON — Mason Moore showed the racing world that he's not your average 17-year old on Friday when he won the main event at Bill Brownell night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Witteman adds to 400 intrigue

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

PARADISE — Lindsay Witteman had time to talk on Wednesday afternoon about something she really doesn't know too much about.

School time

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Honors -- The following students qualified as finalists in Bank of America's 60th annual Achievement Awards program and competed in Redding Wednesday: Kate Knutsen, Durham High School; Kadie Blenn, Gridley High School; Michele Griffith, Los Molinos

Slow going for a better future

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

A project designed to make an off-ramp smoother made Highway 99 traffic a lot rougher for most of Thursday.

Symbiotic scene

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Butterflies hover over flowers near Pine Creek Tuesday. (Bill Husa/Staff Photo)

The Nosebleed Section: Multi-sport jocks deserve some praise

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

The Prep Athletes of the Week representing the past seven days are a special pair. I've met roughly 40 young men and women during this prep season for the weekly mini-features and have been amazed on so many occasions.

Theater briefs

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

'Music Man' comes to town OROVILLE — Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" is being presented by the State Theater Arts Guild and Birdcage Theatre for this year's spring musical, opening Friday at the State Theatre.

Theater review: Blue Room's 'Flaming Guns' not for sissies

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 04:47 PM CDT

CHICO — Mix-up a cast of characters including a female ex-rodeo star, a handsome young rodeo rider, a tattooed and pierced young woman and what have you got?

Tiny South Shasta railroad to run again

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

GERBER -- At the age of 95, Godfrey Humann may be slowing down a little but his miniature replica of the South Shasta Lines Railroad isn't.

Wild and scenic films to show in Paradise

Posted: 17 Apr 2008 12:22 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The Second Annual Patagonia Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour will be held Saturday, featuring award-winning environmental and adventure films combined with the energy of local activism.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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3rd Street Gallery starts up wine tastings

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Indian Peak Vineyards from Manton will be the featured wine Friday during the Arc's 3rd Street Gallery's first monthly wine tasting.

Brush blackened

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

A charred baseball lies on the ground after a fire burned a 1,200-square-foot swath of brush along the bike path behind Paradise High School Tuesday.

Butte's most wanted

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Ruth Haley Word The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Ruth Haley Word for felony burglary charges.

Buzz preview: Arlo Guthrie graces Chico with classic folk and a hearty laugh

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 09:39 PM CDT

(This article will appear in Thursday's The Buzz) Arlo Guthrie is one of those people you wish you were related to.

Casa Ramos waitress mowed down by diners is recovering

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- A Chico waitress is recovering from severe injuries after diners who skipped out on a meal tab allegedly ran her over in the parking lot of the Casa Ramos restaurant on Fair Street Monday night.

Chico State students to vote whether to ban bottled water

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- Two initiatives on the Chico State University Associated Students ballot next week will ask students whether the campus should stop selling bottled water, and adopt a social and environmental purchasing policy.

Chico child molester returned to prison

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- A former Chico business owner convicted of child molestation for the second time in 2005, and recently released from prison, has been arrested for a parole violation and is back behind bars.

Chico leaves chances on basepaths in loss

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:14 AM CDT

CHICO — Quality, definitely not quantity, was the decisive factor in the Chico High baseball team's inability to drive in enough runs necessary to record an upset of Red Bluff on Tuesday.

Community Roundup: Chico Elite win two in Sacramento

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Chico Elite eighth-grade girls basketball team finished second in Sacramento. The Elite beat the Napa Renegades 53-14, as Frannie Bonacorsi had 11 points.

Computers, TVs, printers to be collected

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- Computers for Classrooms will be collecting used or broken electronics and computers in recognition of Earth Day.

Correction

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

In the profile on Willows veteran Ben Allen in Sunday's edition, the name of one of the aircraft carriers he served on is misspelled.

County General Plan meeting set for Thursday in Oroville

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Future land use in 15 separate areas in south and southeastern Butte County will be among the topics to be discussed in a General Plan meeting scheduled in Oroville Thursday.

Daily Planner: April 16

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

Events MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS PROGRAM: 7:30 p.m. Community Center, 454 Vallombrosa Ave. Part of series, "Earth's Bounty: Preserve, Protect, Enjoy": Expedition Papua New Guinea 2007: Focus on Butterfly Biodiversity.

Daily Planner: April 17

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

Events PARADISE LIBRARY: 3 p.m. 5922 Clark Road. Live Celtic music by harpist Pam Tompkins. Part of National Library Week activities.

Deal sinks: Water transfer off the table

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:08 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District won't be selling water this year to the San Luis Mendota Water Authority.

Early traffic: Off-ramp closed at 99 and 32

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 09:41 AM CDT

According to the California Highway Patrol, the southbound Highway 99 off-ramp, at Highway 32, will be closed between 8 a.

Editorial: Oroville half full or half empty?

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Bad news came out of Lake Oroville last week: The lake started dropping. At this time of year, with spring rains working in conjunction with spring snowmelt, the lake can be expected to rise for at least another month.

FBI arrests ridge man on international kidnapping charges

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

SEATTLE -- Paradise resident Kelly Anthony Brewer is in federal custody for allegedly trying to flee to Canada with his 11-year-old son during a spring break custodial visit.

French bill takes aim at those who glamorize the ultra-thin

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:08 AM CDT

PARIS -- It started with pro-anorexia Web sites, secretive corners where adolescents with eating disorders share sickening sagas of starvation.

Glenn officials get ready to start road projects

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Glenn County officials are preparing to begin work on more than 50 miles of road resurfacing and other projects, including construction of a new bridge on County Road Z.

Glenn officials seek landfill use permit revisions

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Glenn County needs its landfill use permit revised, or will face continued closures and state sanctions.

Imagine: a planet where beings are spheres

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Andrew Bernard isn't crazy when he talks about a planet that resembles a flat plane and is inhabited by beings that are spheres.

Lawmakers quarrel over tax policy

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 09:06 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax Day, said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, is viewed by many as "sort of a national anti-holiday" and today's debate in Congress on tax policy was more confrontation than celebration.

League of Women Voters sets wine tasing for Sunday

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

CHICO — A wine tasting and buffet fundraiser will be held by the League of Women Voters of Butte County on Sunday at Lakeside Pavilion, 2500 California Park Drive in Chico.

Letter: Chico wastes money, raises fees

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:09 AM CDT

I received the city's notice to increase sewer fees July 1. I most vehemently oppose this tax increase based on the failure of this financially incompetent City Council to contain spending of city monies.

Letter: Community can set school priorities

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Recently Chico Unified School District presented recommendations for budget cuts for the 2008-09 school year.

Letter: Ex-cop has paid, but student has not?

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Regarding the front-page article Thursday, "Ex-cop won't fight charge": Those charges included theft, making a false police report and passing a counterfeit $100 bill he knew was counterfeit to someone he had met in the course of an investigation.

Letter: Park a priceless pleasure

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:09 AM CDT

To those unhappy over decisions of Ceres Park: The boundaries were listed in the E-R and News and Review.

Local Roundup: Wildcats' five fab in Maverick Invite win

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

All five Chico State players finished in the top 13, led by Megan Chang's third-place 160, and the Wildcat women's golf team won the Mesa State-hosted Maverick Invite on Tuesday in Grand Junction, Col.

Local briefs

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

20th Street offramp closed today for repairs CHICO -- The southbound Highway 99 offramp at East 20th Street and a stretch of the right lane of the freeway will be closed for most of today for repair of potholes.

Pope arrives in U.S., tackles clergy sex abuse

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:08 AM CDT

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- Pope Benedict XVI stepped onto U.S. soil for the time as pontiff Tuesday, arriving to a presidential handshake and wild cheering only hours after he admitted that he is "deeply ashamed" of the clergy sex abuse scandal

Sidelines: Paradise's Churchill wins CIF spirit award

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Sara Churchill of Paradise High School has been selected as one of two Spring 2008 recipients of the prestigious CIF Spirit of Sport Award, CIF Executive Director Marie M.

Starving Student: Tacos Cortes rescues starving student for $4

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

I am broke. For the first time since I started this column I am truly a starving student. I previously may have been a little short on cash, but I usually had enough money to eat.

Sutter Buttes outing is Saturday

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Mount Lassen chapter of the Native Plant Society is planning a Sutter Buttes outing Saturday. There will be two different walks in Peace Valley, one slow and easy led by Woody Elliott, while Jim Dempsey will take a more strenuous route.

Taste of The Foothills tours to benefit nonprofit

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Saturday will be filled with wine tasting, olive oil sampling and a taste of local fair, at the Taste of The Foothills tours sponsored by the Work Training Center.

Time's up

Posted: 16 Apr 2008 12:08 AM CDT

With the tax deadline closing in quickly on Tuesday, procrastinators were scrambling. Here, Terry Haag and Mike Hamilton, both of Chico, collect forms at the post office on Vallombrosa Avenue.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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Campus Clips

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Business masters fast-track An informational meeting for candidates to an accelerated master's degree in Business Administration, including Saturday courses, will be held

Chico man killed in crash near Corning

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 03:05 AM CDT

CORNING -- A Chico resident died early Monday morning after his pickup went into a ditch along South Avenue, south of Corning, then struck a driveway and flew into the air.

Correction

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Roger Wicker, identified in an editorial Sunday as the congressional king of pork-barrel spending, is a Republican from Mississippi.

County General Plan may get water element

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Should water issues have their own part of the Butte County General Plan 2030? That question drew about 40 people to a discussion Monday in Chico, most of whom said they thought that was a good idea.

Daily Planner: April 15

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: April 16

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

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

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Thompson, Hader tame Bidwell to win two-man qualifier

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Cody Thompson and Steven Hader shot a blistering net 57 to win the NCGA two-man best ball qualifying tournament at Bidwell Municipal GC.

Editorial: Citizens have right to see bills

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Some legislators have no shame when powerful special-interest groups order them to jump. Not even a ruling by the state Supreme Court matters when the police lobbying group called the Peace Officers Research Association of California comes calling.

Enloe, union divided on pay, benefits

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — After 11 months of bargaining, Enloe Medical Center and the union representing the hospital's service workers can point to agreements on many parts of their first contract.

Fugitive's arrest still is elusive

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — A parolee considered armed and dangerous led a Butte County sheriff's deputy on a high-speed pursuit Saturday for the second time in 10 days.

Herd of deer? This one helped find missing man

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

NIMSHEW — Deborah Watt spent Sunday afternoon searching for an endangered man missing in her neighborhood, but didn't find him until a herd of deer showed her where to look Sunday night.

InnerView: Cami Pope brings encouragement to Jerry Knight House

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:40 AM CDT

CHICO -- All the veterans' stories are different, but Cami Pope says they start out the same way. "They all begin their stories with how they ended up here," she said.

Letter: Don't give up on newspaper

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

People of Oroville, please do not give up on the Oroville Mercury-Register. When the recent changes and downsizing happened we were all shocked.

Letter: Let CARD handle city parks

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Thank you for the succinct, positive and accurate editorial regarding Ceres Neighborhood Park. It is, indeed, a bargain for our neighborhood, and for the community at large.

Letter: Residents need places to play, relax

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Neighborhood parks are an asset to the people of Chico. The Oak Way park is heavily used by young and old, for play or relaxing.

Letter: Superintendent says thanks

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:13 AM CDT

As superintendent of Chico Unified School District, I would like to publicly thank the students, parents, staff and community members who attended our school board meeting Wednesday.

Local Roundup: Chang shoots 77 as Chico State takes first-round lead in tournament

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Chico State's Megan Chang shot a 5-over 77 Monday to tie for fourth place as the Wildcats led the first round of Mesa State's Maverick Spring Invitational at The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo.

Local briefs

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

$500 wire theft leaves thousands of dollars in damage to home ORLAND -- The owner of a vacant home on County Road 25 said burglars broke into the residence sometime between March 30 and Saturday to strip it of copper wiring.

Monday, funday

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Tom Ryser's Monday on the waves of Thermalito Afterbay spawned from a message on his computer. See, being an avid windsurfer, this tile contractor from Chico does more than just shoot the breeze while skimming across the water; He skillfully waits,

On Foot: Spenceville Wildlife Refuge, within earshot of Marysville

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

SMARTVILLE — We pulled into the parking area near an old concrete bridge built in 1901 to the now-gone town of Waldo.

School board to consider budget cuts

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 03:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- There will be no winner in the decisions Chico Unified School District's board of trustees will make Wednesday, when considering a long list of budget reduction recommendations.

Sidelines: Chico State wins national title

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The Chico State men's volleyball team won the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association National Club Volleyball Championship in Dallas over the weekend.

Suspects flee tab, drive vehicle over waitress in restaurant lot

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — A waitress at the Casa Ramos Restaurant on Fair Street was badly injured Monday night when she was run over by patrons who skipped out on their meal tab.

Update 8:15 a.m.— Highway 70 at Clark Road

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 10:29 AM CDT

Caltrans has closed both directions of Highway 70 at Clark Road and it is expected to remain closed throughout the day.

Monday, April 14, 2008

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Blog log for April 14

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 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: WWABD:What would Annie Bidwell do?

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:52 AM CDT

What would Annie Bidwell do? It seems like a fair — and intriguing — question. We can't help but wonder what Chico's founding mother would think about her community 90 years after her death.

Daily Planner: April 14

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

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.

Democratic candidates discuss God and religion at faith forum

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:53 AM CDT

GRANTHAM, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that the potential for life begins at conception as she and presidential rival Sen.

Democrats vote for convention delegates at caucuses

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Hundreds of people turned out Sunday to cast their vote for the delegates who may help determine the next Democratic presidential candidate.

Farm animal welfare measure set for November ballot

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:45 AM CDT

A measure activists say would improve life for some farm animals has qualified for the November ballot in California.

Gunshot victim prompts early-morning police call

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:45 AM CDT

A shooting on the 700 block of Nord Avenue on Sunday left one man with a wounded foot. Reports of gunshots at 2:15 a.

Israeli leaders snub Carter during trip to Mideast over plans to meet Hamas leader

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 03:00 AM CDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter brokered the first Israeli-Arab peace deal, but he's getting a cool reception in Israel during his latest visit to the Mideast.

Letter: Can cops get away with littering?

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

I'm an Oroville resident and the police were arresting an individual in front of my house and before the officer got back in his squad car he removed his latex gloves and left them on my property for me to dispose of.

Letter: Don't write off Forest Ranch already

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

I have lived in Forest Ranch for more than 30 years. My daughter attended Forest Ranch School (now the Forest Ranch Community Center) when it was just one room.

Letter: Glenn 4-H benefits

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

On behalf of the Glenn County 4-H Program, I would like to thank the local communities for their continued backing of our fundraising dinners.

Letter: Keep creative writing to yourself

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

I've just returned from a lovely walk to Monkey Face with my 8-year old son. We enjoyed the activity, the view and the companionship.

Letter: Riders should be more careful

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Recently, one of our popular citizens suffered a terrible bike riding accident in the park. I want to express my deepest sympathy to him and his family.

News of our past for April 14

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'High water leaves screech owl without food for five days' WOODSON BRIDGE STATE PARK — When flood waters began to rise .

Planned business 'boot camps' favor entrepreneurs

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A series of "boot camps" that end up with an area business start-up receiving $5,000 in seed money, are planned.

RDA restructuring could boost city's cash flow

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

CHICO — A change in plans for spending bonds issued in 2005 by the Redevelopment Agency could eliminate a deficit in the redevelopment fund, and improve the city's cash flow.

Renovations to start on Lime Saddle Marina

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Big changes have begun at the Lime Saddle Marina on Lake Oroville. The first phase of what ultimately will be a $3 million expansion and renovation of the marina, located off of Pentz Road, are well underway.

UC San Diego rallies to knock off Chico State

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

The No. 12 UC San Diego baseball team rallied for two runs in the sixth and single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to come from behind and beat No.

Volunteers' drill meeting ends up being no-show affair

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Police volunteers from Butte and Glenn counties met Saturday to learn more efficient communication and effective dispersion during a disaster.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

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All About Us: Fallen fence reminds neighbors to keep connected

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 PM CDT

There's a saying that goes, "Good fences make good neighbors." I suppose that's right most of the time; however, last month the opposite was true.

Bomb explosion in Iran kills 9, injures more than 100

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 02:08 AM CDT

TEHRAN, Iran -- A bomb explosion in a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers in southern Iran killed at least nine people and injured more than 100 Saturday, local media reported.

Butte honor society's philanthropy praised

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Butte College students in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society were named "Most Distinguished Chapter," out of 1,200 chapters, ranking them fourth internationally for community service in learning.

Daily Planner: April 13

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 PM CDT

Events PARADISE OF GEMS SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Elks Lodge, 6309 Clark Road. Family event. Paradise Gem and Mineral Club members' collections of minerals, lapidary work, jewelry, fossils.

Daily Planner: April 14

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 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.

Despite health risks, people want raw milk

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis. -- Despite serious health risks, demand for unpasteurized, or raw, milk appears to be growing.

Editorial: Pork-full projects bring home bacon

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Each year, a group called Citizens Against Government Waste publishes what it calls the "Pig Book." It's always been a fascinating for us to view the list, accessible at the Web site www.

Farm water monitoring might go beyond runoff

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

DURHAM -- In addition to monitoring water that leaves farmland and goes into surface waterways such as rivers and lakes, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Agency is considering whether farming's impact on groundwater should be monitored.

Firefighters treated to hearty thank-you

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Two fire trucks, an ambulance and two police cars were parked in front of Tong Fong Low around noon Saturday, but this time there was no emergency.

Flashbacks from Here and There: Trouble in Tibet

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 PM CDT

A news story that ran in the Enterprise-Record on March 17 described dire happenings in Tibet, which is under Chinese rule.

Letter: Airline committed to safety

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

As a proud Southwest airline employee I would like to clarify some of your points made in a recent editorial.

Letter: Don't use food for fuel

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

About a year ago there were food riots in Mexico, caused by the doubling of the price of corn for tortillas.

Letter: Fix Chico's problem intersections

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Twice in less than a week, a motorist struck a bicycle or a motorcycle at the intersection of First Avenue and Oleander.

Letter: Park well worth a dime a day

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

We're retired seniors on a limited income, and we want Ceres Park, even though our property taxes will go up.

Letter: Park would have a lasting impact

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

To address the concerns of the folks who don't want to support the new Ceres Park in north Chico, I suppose they would rather the kids in the neighborhood played in the street?

Letter: Questions about park raised, answered

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

We would like to address some concerns that have come to our attention lately regarding Ceres Neighborhood Park.

Letter: School bonds would be a lasting burden

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Willows Unified School District property owners beware: The district is attempting to pass a bond measure to build classrooms and eliminate portables for $20.

Local Roundup: Wildcat softball sweeps Seawolves

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Jamie Brown's Chico State softball team got closer to a .500 mark in California Collegiate Athletic Association play thanks to a doubleheader sweep at University Field Saturday, 6-3 in the first game and 3-2 in nine innings for the second win over

Locals named to Lions' All-Star rosters

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Rosters have been released for the 32nd annual Lions North-South All Star football game and the South squad will feature players representing a slew of local schools, while the north list has a handful.

Monetary fund head warns of global consequences linked to food price surge

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Saturday that if food prices remain high, there will be dire consequences for people in many developing countries, especially in Africa.

No need to hold your tongue

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

We all profess to want politicians who "tell it like it is." We saw two good examples of that this week.

People on the Street

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Done your taxes yet? Asked Thursday in Chico. Mike Cassidy Handyman, Chico Of course. I did them early.

Plan called for magically transforming quarters into gold

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Back in 1999 I set out on a specific plan to make my widgets and grandwidgets wealthy. I wasn't going to achieve this noble goal by doing anything as mundane as working for it.

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico HIGHWAY 99 — At the northbound offramp at East First Avenue, work is to begin this week on a project to widen the ramp.

Sub-four Scotty: Bauhs breaks school record with 3:59.81 mile

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO —In any other locale, it might not have happened. If it weren't for the roar from University Stadium's east bleachers as Scott Bauhs entered the final straightaway, Bauhs swears he wouldn't have shown them history Saturday.

That time of year

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

Cal Fire-Sutter County firefighter Jason Bensel extinguishes a debris fire that tore through several structures in Gridley on Saturday, including this trailer home.

The Bookshelf: "Fred Stays With Me"

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 PM CDT

The young narrator of Fred Stays With Me bristles with confidence, and that's because no matter whether she is living at Dad's house or Mom's, Fred the dog goes along.

Water worries put cap on bottling

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

McCLOUD -- The lumber mill closed five years ago, and so many families moved out that the town can no longer even field a high school football team.

Willows veteran shares stories of war, lifetime

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

WILLOWS -- When it comes to standing up for convictions, Willows war veteran Bendall Allen isn't shy about upholding his love of country and his service to the United States.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

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10:30 a.m. — Crews get handle on Concow fire

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 03:21 PM CDT

CONCOW — A blaze that initially sparked concerns of a possible evacuation is sufficiently in hand that support aircraft have been canceled.

Beauty, not booze

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Maile Woolf (left) and Lexi Peppersat, members of Club Live/Butte Youth Now at Chico Junior High, cover an alcohol promotion poster at the Shell station mini-mart on Nord Avenue Friday afternoon.

Boys & Girls Clubs benefit from shopping at JC Penney

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Today through Friday, Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley will benefit from springtime shopping at JC Penney when shoppers "round up" their purchases.

Chico State's Earth Month celebration events continue

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Chico State University is celebrating Earth Month with a variety of activities meant to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Community event at Chico Grange on Sunday

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO — The Chico Grange will hold a community open house from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Grange Hall, 2775 Old Nord Ave.

Cougar bats blast Chico

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

CHICO —Much to the detriment of the Panthers, Foothill High woke up at the plate. Kacie McCarthy put Foothill on the scoreboard first with a two-run blast in the second inning and a pair of 3-for-4 performances from Morgan Davis and Tonya

DUSD approves increases for developer fees

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

DURHAM — It is going to be a little more expensive to build a new residential or commercial facility in the Durham area.

Early traffic: No problems locally

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 09:54 AM CDT

While the both the skies and the roads are clear locally, there is a problem on I-5 in Tehama County.

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

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

HIT — We're glad the city of Chico has given up on the idea of providing police service to a proposed Mechoopda casino that's far out of the city's jurisdiction.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

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

Glenn emergency dispatchers receive awards

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:33 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Tears and words of praise flowed Thursday as emergency dispatchers and deputies were honored at a special ceremony and luncheon at the Glenn County Sheriff's Office.

Homes spared from fire

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CONCOW -- Firefighters encircled a blaze in a wooded area off Concow Road Friday, stopping it from spreading to nearby houses east of Concow Lake.

Houses downed to make way for veterans memorial

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Demolition crews began knocking down three houses on Montgomery Street Friday to clear the site for a Veterans Memorial Park.

Lassen gets sweep over frustrated Roadrunners

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — What the Butte College softball team faced against Lassen on Friday wasn't the fiercest challenge of the season, but it might have been the most frustrating.

Letter: County's casino fight already costly

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Thank you for you wonderful editorial about the proposed casino and the supervisors' hypocritical behavior.

Letter: Deputy sure is considerate of criminals

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

After reading about the chase by the deputy of fleeing parolee Richard Vaughn and the subsequent charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, I'm sure glad the officer didn't have the vehicle disabled or towed and inconvenience him by leaving him

Letter: Population up, air quality down

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

I have been reading about what many citizens of Chico believe is the cause of their bad air quality, and they say that is agriculture.

Letter: Supervisors wise to stand against casino

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

It seems strange to me that Indians, "children of nature," who revered Mother Earth and the soil that is the foundation of life, should consider building a casino that would cover acres of Mother Earth with parking lots and structures.

Local Briefs

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Nature hikes offered at Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve A series of spring walks are being offered at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve in April and May.

Local Roundup: Tritons rip 20 hits to slam Chico State

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

In a crucial road trip that could have major implications in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the No.

Man arrested after shotgun blasts heard in Orland

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

ORLAND — A man who appeared to be randomly firing a shotgun in several locations around Orland Thursday night was arrested by police on suspicion of possessing a stolen firearm.

Moore goes wire-to-wire, grabs main event win

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

CHICO —On a night where the focus was on an influential racer who passed away and a returning track legend, it was 17-year-old Mason Moore who earned the spotlight Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Neuropathy group to gather

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — The Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will host Higgy Lerner to speak on acupuncture and neuropathy at the monthly meeting Friday.

New school aims at 'transformation'

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Some top Christian leaders will offer seminars in Chico if a group that met this week has its way. The "big names," however, are not the point of this endeavor.

Prepared for the worst

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 05:34 AM CDT

Chico Police Chief Bruce Hagerty (left in Photo No. 1) and Sheriff Perry Reniff stand on the Butte County Interagency bomb squad's refurbished bomb tank, on a trailer hooked to its new truck, during Emergency Dispatch Day Thursday.

Public safety day honors Butte County emergency dispatchers

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Public safety agencies throughout Butte County had the tools of their trade on display Thursday during a local celebration of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

Questions continue in Nielsen eligibility

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

RED BLUFF -- The question of Jim Nielsen's eligibility to run for the open 2nd District Assembly seat continues to be discussed by his opponents and in north-state newspapers.

Religious Briefs for April 12

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Neighborhood youth end famine fast with fundraiser breakfast CHICO — The youth group at Neighborhood Church are participating in World Vision's 30-hour famine fast and will host a pancake breakfast Sunday to celebrate its end and to raise

Sidelines: Chico Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Tickets for the 36th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet sponsored by the Enterprise-Record will go on sale Monday at the Enterprise-Record office, 400 E.

Students enjoy education, exercise, entertainment on hike

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

YUBA CITY -- The mission of 21 students from Chico Montessori School wasn't quite "to boldly go where no man has gone before," but it could well have been "to boldly go where few have gone before.

Sutter County deputy won't be charged in son's accidental death

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 01:34 PM CDT

YUBA CITY — No charges will be filed against a Sutter County sheriff's deputy whose 3-year-old son killed himself with his father's service gun.

Willows house fire displaces woman, pets

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 02:33 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Flames heavily damaged a home in the 800 block of Butte Street early Friday morning, but the resident, along with 11 cats and two dogs, escaped unharmed.

Friday, April 11, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Bright 'star' in the heavens visible tonight

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 04:36 PM CDT

Sky-watchers will have a chance to see a new bright "star" in the heavens over Northern California today, when the International Space Station passes overhead.

Butte College wins 'Chill Out' contest

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Butte College got a green star this week by being named the grand prize winner in the National Wildlife Federation's "Chill Out" competition, an acknowledgment of the community college's achievement in raising awareness about global

Butte County Jail escapee nabbed by long arm of the law

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Butte County inmate who took part in a jail escape nearly 17 years ago learned to his regret Thursday the law truly does have a long arm.

Coaches on CUSD list of possible budget cuts

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO — The Chico Unified School District last week released a list of teachers who could be laid off in a round of budget cutting.

Contract negotiations reach impasse at Hamilton Elementary School

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Negotiations between teachers and Hamilton Union Elementary School District for a pay increase reached an impasse recently that led to picketing early this week at the campus.

Daily Planner: April 11

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE GRIDLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 299 Spruce, Gridley library. Hard-backs 50 cents; paperbacks 25 cents.

Editorial: Action better than studies

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

We completely understand the frustration of Chico City Councilors Tom Nickell and Steve Bertagna over the downtown parking discussions.

Fed managers cancel commercial fishing off Calif., Ore. coasts

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 09:15 PM CDT

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — West Coast fisheries managers have voted to cancel all commercial salmon fishing off the California and Oregon coasts this year.

Fed managers cancel commercial fishing off California, Oregon coasts

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:52 AM CDT

Scientists and government officials are expecting this year's West Coast salmon season to be one of the worst in history, because of the collapse of Sacramento River chinook, one of the West Coast's biggest wild salmon runs.

Garden Tour: The garden wears white

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Moores built their home in 1989, shortly after moving to Chico. The only requirement from the gardener in the family was for good soil.

Group formed to support Pleasant Valley High School

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- In the midst of cutting funding for schools, an organization was created to put some funds back.

Intoxicated, unlicensed motorist gets jail, probation in fatal crash

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- To the dismay of the victim's family, an intoxicated and unlicensed driver who caused the death of an Oroville motorist was granted probation in court Thursday.

LP football becomes Garth's world

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Only one thing could quell Lorenzo Garth's enthusiasm when he was named Las Plumas High's new football coach.

Letter: Dog left to die in the road

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

This is to the callous and heartless individual that hit and killed the beautiful Jack Russell terrier on East First Avenue on Sunday, March 30, and did not stop.

Letter: Herger not in touch with citizens

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

According to a CNN poll taken March 19, 66 percent of Americans responded that we should pull out of Iraq.

Letter: Mechoopda history undeniable

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Our supervisors challenge Mechoopdas' legitimacy as a Maidu tribelet. Chico's Mechoopdas are as anchored in county history as any other tribelet, even supervisor favorites.

Letter: No wonder there's a budget problem

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The city of Chico purchased 15 acres of riverbank along Comanche Creek from the Thomassen family at a total cost of $1.

Letter: Only certainty in Chico is uncertainty

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Do you know what Chico's greatest and most valuable export is? It's Chico's children. In the '80s I had a business partner who had four children and always expressed disgust and disappointment that there were few, if any, quality high-paying jobs in

Letter: Political generalizations myopic

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The wide generalizations contained in Jorge Smirnoff's letter prompted me to actually write a letter.

Letter: Republicans come together

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I would like to thank all of the Republicans that donated to our fundraiser March 29. For the dignitaries and candidates who attended — Wally Herger, Doug LaMalfa and Jim Neilsen — with the camaraderie of the local Republican population,

Letter: What does Wright report say?

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I recently received a call from one of Gregory Wright's supporters, who is attempting to help him and challenging his sentence.

Local Roundup: Thompson leads Chico win

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Chico High's Cody Thompson shot a 2-under 70 at Palo Cedro Golf Club to earn medalist honors Thursday and lead the Panthers to wins on both the front and back nines in an Eastern Athletic League meet.

Man spends hours in drain to elude capture

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police and Butte County sheriff's deputies, who spent hours Wednesday afternoon looking for a suspect, finally found him in an unusual place.

Most retailers post weak sales in March; consumers focus on basics

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 04:52 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With little money left after buying food and fuel, American shoppers handed most retailers their most dismal March in 13 years.

Paradise Garden Club meets Monday

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Garden Club will meet 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise.

Police Report

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:28 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: VANDALISM April 3 — 100 block of Broadway.

Rotary Club honors educators

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- Words like service, leadership, vision, respect and admiration peppered the talks at a recent Chico Rotary Club's lunch , when the organization honored five local educators.

Sentence revised in morphine death; prison time unchanged

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Paradise woman convicted by a jury in the 2003 morphine-related death of a ridge teenager had her sentence slightly reduced this week, though it won't mean any less time for her behind bars, say prosecutors.

Sidelines: Speedway races to honor Brownell

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Winged sprint car drivers will be geared up and ready to take home one of the largest prizes of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway today.

Sow There: A passion for purple plants

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Very few things happen instantaneously. At any moment in time, what we see is the result of different choices, circumstances, mistakes, serendipity, dumb luck or force of will.

Steve Carson: Fish and Game Commission hears salmon, turkey and warden reports

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

The Butte County Fish and Game Commission held its quarterly meeting Monday night in Chico. Agenda items included both a fisheries and wildlife biologists report.

Students arrested on campus with replica guns

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- Two Chico High School students were arrested last week for bringing Airsoft pellet guns onto the campus while attending an after school program.

Suspect in slaying of pregnant Marine arrested in Mexico

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Marine wanted in the brutal slaying of a pregnant colleague who had accused him of rape was arrested Thursday night in Mexico after a three-month international manhunt, authorities said.

Suspected gang member has sentence reduced

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A suspected Yuba County gang member convicted in 2002 of shooting a 15-year-old boy outside a Chico school, had his sentence reduced Thursday from 32 to 19 years in prison, based on a recent appellate court decision.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Devine Opera!' features world premiere of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

Chico State University's Opera Workshop will present its annual spring showcase of opera scenes — this year entitled "Devine Opera!

11 a.m.: Four injured in four-vehicle collision at First Avenue and Mangrove

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 01:09 PM CDT

CHICO — A four-vehicle collision at the intersection of East First and Mangrove avenues left four people injured this morning.

Accreditation team gives Durham High School much to 'celebrate'

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:22 AM CDT

DURHAM -- Durham High School got something of a report card Wednesday and the grades looked pretty good.

Biblio File: A politically incorrect memoir of undergrad days at Chico State University

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

In 1978 Mitch Cox left Cal State-Northridge and headed to Chico State University. Little did he realize some of the best days of his life were just ahead.

Book briefs

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

Book talk and signing next week Will Allen, author of "The War on Bugs" will give a talk and sign books at 7 p.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: April 10, 2008

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 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 calendar for April 10-16

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:22 PM CDT

Thursday, April 10 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: Dick and Jane plus Uni and her Ukulele plus Ibidrap.

Chico show may still have wings

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- There will be an airshow this fall if Airfest 2008 director Gayle Womack has anything to do with it.

Correction

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

A story in Wednesday's paper incorrectly said a forum this evening in Chico would focus on the pros and cons of impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Daily Planner: April 10

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Events THIRD ANNUAL CARD VOLUNTEER FAIR: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., Chico.

Daily Planner: April 11

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE GRIDLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 299 Spruce, Gridley library. Hard-backs 50 cents; paperbacks 25 cents.

Driver triggers seven-car crash; four hurt

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- A driver who may have blacked out due to a medical condition struck four vehicles near the intersection of East First and Mangrove avenues Wednesday morning, then reportedly drove the wrong way on Mangrove and struck a fifth vehicle head-on.

Early Traffic: No problems reported

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 09:42 AM CDT

Traffic was flowing easily as of 7:30 a.m. today. The California Highway Patrol reports no problems in Butte or Glenn counties.

Editorial: Park a bargain at $3 a month

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

About 1,400 property owners in northeast Chico have a decision to make, but it's an easy one. It's about doing something good for the community, the neighborhood and for themselves.

Ex-cop won't contest falsifying evidence charge

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A decorated Chico police officer, fired last year for falsifying a written report concerning a $100 counterfeit bill, will not contest the criminal charge in court.

Follow the Olympic torch relay route in San Francisco

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 03:41 PM CDT

Follow the news along the Olympic Torch Relay route map. Get breaking news reports as it happens throughout the day.

Foreclosure scam may be operating locally

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Local property owners who may be in the process of foreclosure are being warned by the Butte County District Attorney's and Clerk-Recorder's offices about a possible scam.

Former officer pleads no contest to false report charge

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 08:51 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Former Chico police officer Robert Ponce, 34, entered a no contest plea in Butte County Superior Court today to filing a false police report.

Kehoe has hat tricks up her sleeve

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico High soccer player Kaia Kehoe has a hat trick of hat tricks now. It took her a little while to debate whether her third prep hat trick was any better than securing a win over Shasta in the final minute with a single goal.

Leland Gordon's column "Nosebleed Section": Cooper got to write the story himself

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Mike Cooper is one of those "always positive" guys who can sometimes irk a semi-pessimistic person. He could have his house burning down right in front of his face and still talk about how excited he is about the new one he'll build.

Letter: Crime is not politics

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Recently, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom dismissed a strongly worded resolution passed by the City Council condemning China's ongoing human rights abuses and accepting the Olympic torch to the city with "alarm and protest," saying that the Olympic

Letter: Keep newspapers strong and healthy

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

The incredibly shrinking newspaper gives me pause. In Colonial times newspapers were called "blankets" because they were almost as large as a blanket, owing to the fact that papers were taxed according to the number of pages.

Letter: Nurturing mothers did the right thing

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

I too, like Aimee Martinez in her April 2 letter, am bewildered at the lack of support for the women breast-feeding their babies in public.

Letter: Order to disperse could be a problem

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Is the "disorderly events" ordinance really the right thing? This ordinance sounds like a good idea, but there are some factors the committee should be considering.

Local Briefs

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Police are investigating a report that a 4-year-old boy was sexually molested about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Roosevelt Avenue and the Tehama-Colusa Canal.

Local Roundup: Lohse strikes out 10 in four-hitter as Hamilton wins

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Brad Lohse pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks as the Hamilton High baseball team earned a 6-1 nonleague road win over Las Plumas in Oroville on Wednesday.

Man who shot deputy faces new charges

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville parolee, convicted of shooting a Butte County sheriff's deputy with his own gun, is now facing new charges he threatened to stab a jailer.

Marigold School receives award

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- Principal Rhys Severe at Marigold School said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell called him Monday to tell him the school was selected as a 2008 California Distinguished School.

Mechoopda youth art

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:22 PM CDT

Lillijana Ramirez looks up at her "Forgotten Dreams" artwork (top) and her cousin Jocelyn Vigil's "untitled" artwork (bottom) as Mechoopda youth display their artwork at the Empire Coffee Shop through the month of April.

Movie review: 'Leatherheads' is cute, but sometimes flat

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

"Leatherheads" stars George Clooney as an aging player trying to move professional football into the big leagues.

Music preview: DiFranco to hit Chico hard with honest music

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

Usually, a dedicated music fan based in Chico would have to make the drive to Sacramento or San Francisco to see their favorite major artist perform.

Music preview: Guitar concert will transport listeners to romantic Brazil, Spain

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:22 PM CDT

If you weren't able to visit some place exotic during spring break, let the music of Tobin Roye transport you to the romantic coasts of Spain and Brazil.

Nickell, Bertagna fed up over downtown parking discussion

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- City Councilors Tom Nickell and Steve Bertagna are tired of getting nowhere on downtown parking.

North State Voices: Happy classrooms help children learn

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

"Emily, you can't come in yet." My daughter Emily's second-grade student blocked the entry to the classroom.

PV ends streak, Chico girls fall for first time since 1993

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Marion Wolfe was barely old enough to walk in 1993, the last time the Pleasant Valley High girls track team had beaten powerhouse rival Chico entering this season.

Part of Skyway to close for pole work

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 10:55 AM CDT

Work on a high voltage power pole will force the closure of the westbound slow lane of the Skyway for about a quarter-mile west of Spanish Gardens Drive.

Pirate Quest: For second year, Pirate Palooza: A Feast for the Fearless to boost Independent Living Services

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Pirate Palooza: A Feast for the Fearless, is set for April 18 and will include entertainment, games and prizes.

Prep of the Week: Wood's arm, bat lead Tigers

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

OROVILLE — You can call Oroville High senior Travis Wood the slump buster when he's on the mound and when he's swinging the bat.

Pursuit of alleged car thieves closes overpass

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- The 20th Street overpass at Highway 99 was closed briefly around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as police stopped a stolen vehicle and took four occupants out at gunpoint.

Riker to be Orland interim city manager after his retirement

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A contract making Joe Riker interim city manager after his retirement was approved by the City Council Monday, along with discussion about how to proceed with selection of a new manager.

School time

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:21 AM CDT

Events -- A free parent education workshop featuring internationally renowned preschool expert Bev Bos will be held at 6 p.

Scofflaws sunk

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Chico State University students Zack Corbin (front) and Jamie Winters thought it would be fun to canoe on the waters of Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park on Wednesday.

Theater briefs

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:21 PM CDT

Schoolhouse musical continues CHICO -- "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" -- a musical based on a 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series -- continues tonight through Friday at Pleasant Valley High School's Valhalla.

Theater review: 'All for One' at the Chico Cabaret

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 04:22 PM CDT

From the opening clinking swordfight to the ending sword salute and accompanying hail of "All for One and One for All," Chico Cabaret's production of "The 3 Musketeers" is a delightful evening of theater.

Trustees hear community's feedback on proposed school cuts

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Every suggestion on where to cut Chico Unified School District's budget makes someone unhappy, and some of them make everyone unhappy.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 12:18 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, April 09, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Animal control ordinance ruffles a few feathers

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An ordinance that was conceived to control a herd of smelly cats, but grew into something much larger, has been sent back for further work.

Basketball game earns $1,200 for PV boosters club

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — A basketball game pitting the Chico Police Department Blue Knights against the Pleasant Valley High Vikings team March 28 earned $1,200 to benefit the school's sports boosters club.

Buzz preview: DiFranco to hit Chico hard with honest music

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:45 PM CDT

Usually, a dedicated music fan based in Chico would have to make the drive to Sacramento or San Francisco to see their favorite major artist perform.

CSUC president asks university community to protest budget cuts

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- A rallying cry to protect the financial strength of the California State University system was heard Tuesday at Chico State University, where 800 people packed the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

Children hurt in Gridley crash

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Two children suffered moderate to major injuries just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when their father reportedly turned his vehicle in front of a Caltrans dump truck on East Gridley Road, and was hit broadside.

City passes on providing public safety services to casino

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- City leaders said Monday pursuing a chance to provide public safety services for a proposed Mechoopda casino would not financially benefit the city and could open it up to costly liability issues and other problems.

Community Roundup: Chang delivers strong qualifying performance

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The Athletic Horizons boys gymnastics team traveled to Reno, Nev., for the Western Regional Championships.

Crash scenario designed for major impact

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- The screech of tires on asphalt and the sound of breaking glass erupted at Fair View High School, just as students stepped out of classrooms for lunch.

Daily Planner: April 10

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Events THIRD ANNUAL CARD VOLUNTEER FAIR: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., CARD Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Daily Planner: April 9

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Events 24TH ANNUAL CHICO SCIENCE FAIR: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at Chico State College Farm on Hegan Lane. Theme: "The Power and Promise of Science.

Early traffic: Things looking good

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 09:53 AM CDT

While the sky is cloudy, the roads seem to be clear. As of 7:30 a.m. today, there were no significant traffic incidents reported in Butte or Glenn counties.

Editorial: Chico schools face unkind cuts

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Say this for the proposed cuts in Chico Unified School District: They spread the pain. Look at the list of 33 proposed cuts.

Forum on impeachment planned for Thursday

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

A forum on impeachment is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday in the Chico City Council chambers. It is sponsored by the Peace Institute of Chico State University and the League of Women Voters of Butte County.

Glenn's Most Wanted

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Carlos Cedillo Chavera The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Carlos Cedillo Chavera for being a felon in possession of a firearm and contempt of court.

Investigators rule arson death an accident, fire started by victim

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- The investigation into a fire that killed pilot Ivan Foglesong last summer at a cabin near Willows concluded Tuesday that his death was an accident, and that he set the fire.

Land for county fire station purchased north of Chico

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- Butte County's bid to purchase land for a fire station on the southwest corner of Keefer Road and Garner Lane north of Chico was approved by supervisors Tuesday.

Letter: A little modesty cures potential problem

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

I nursed my son everywhere — from the mall to five-star restaurants — until he weaned himself at 3.

Letter: Bureaucracy a waste of taxpayer dollars

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

We've all seen stories in the news about all manner of horrible things happening at day-care providers, but it seems that the state's reflexive "regulate, then regulate some more" response to those sorts of headlines has gotten completely out of

Letter: Council needs to act on transparency

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

At its last meeting, the Chico City Council continued to ride the surfboard of ineptitude on the waves of inertia.

Letter: County should try 'smart growth'

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

The March 27 Butte County General Plan meeting included several mentioning "smart growth," referred to as "smart development" in E-R writer Roger Aylworth's article.

Letter: Earth flags are beautiful

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Once again I am overcome with awe at the beauty of the earth flags flying over the streets of Chico. Whoever designed and manufactured the flags should be commended for their artistry and depth of feeling toward the planet on which we live.

Letter: Promise not kept on Ceres Park ballot

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

North Chico property owners already voted no on the proposed Ceres Park in 2007. Referring to the Thursday article "Future of Ceres Park in voters' hands," a vote last year failed due to a confusing ballot.

Letter: Teichert Ponds restoration drags along

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

"Why doesn't my heart go dancing?" These lyrics from the Rodgers and Hart song of 1951 seem apropos. This is the belated year restoration of the Teichert Ponds was to begin.

Local Roundup: Oroville baseball breaks open win

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The Oroville High baseball team capitalized for an Eastern Athletic League win over Chico on Tuesday.

Man's death in fire last summer ruled accidental

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 05:04 PM CDT

WILLOWS — An extensive investigation into the death of a Glenn County man last summer from a fire at a hunting cabin has concluded the man's demise was accidental and that he started the fire himself.

Petraeus: Iraq too fragile for further U.S. troop pullouts

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq told Congress Tuesday that hard-won gains in the war zone are too fragile to promise any troop pullouts beyond this summer, holding his ground against impatient Democrats and refusing to commit to more

Potential police, fire reductions "painful"

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police and fire officials said Tuesday proposed cuts to their departments would reduce the quality of life in Chico.

Runners set for Carnival atmosphere

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State distance running phenom Scott Bauhs has accomplished much in his time as a Wildcat, but few fans have had the privilege of seeing it.

Sidelines: Support encouraged at CUSD board meeting

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Chico High athletic boosters are urging local supporters to attend tonight's Chico Unified School District board meeting at Williams Theatre, where discussion will open up about the impact of impending budget cuts on local prep sports.

Starbucks buyout makes some independent coffee shops rebel

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

An $11,000 coffee maker ought to make a dang fine cup of coffee. And it does. So fine and so nuanced, in fact, the coffee world has been buzzing for months over how the Clover coffee machine would revolutionize the coffee shop industry and how

Starving Student: Burger lunch was great, but down-home feel says breakfast is main attraction

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:26 AM CDT

I've never had a rooster, but I once heard that roosters never squawk in the evening. If you go to the Red Rooster Café, you should probably try and catch breakfast.

Student scientists get ready for fair

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- It may seem like the Mad Scientist has taken over Chico State University's Farm Pavilion this week, but all the creative, brainy or weird experiments on display are just the 2008 Chico Science Fair.

Sustainable backyards is speaker's topic

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Northern California Natural History Museum continues the spring Museum Without Walls programs Wednesday at the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Two children hurt in collision with Caltrans truck

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Two children suffered moderate to major injuries just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when their father reportedly turned his vehicle in front of a Caltrans dump truck on East Gridley Road, and was hit broadside.

Wildcat golfers do well, but Kim is better

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO —Conditions were beautiful, Chico State had one of its best team performances of the spring and the Wildcats were playing on their home course.

Zingg asks university community to protest proposed budget cuts

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO -- A rallying cry to protect the financial strength of the California State University system was heard Tuesday at Chico State University, where 800 people packed the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Armed and dangerous parolee sought on ridge

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 03:41 PM CDT

POWELLTON — The Butte County Sheriff's Office is looking for a parolee who led a deputy on a high-speed chase on a logging road near Lovelock Friday night.

Arrests over weekend keep Glenn County jails busy

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Jail in Willows was getting back to normal Monday, but over the weekend it was hopping with 58 arrests from a major two-day warrant sweep, a search for narcotics in the overcrowded women's pod and mechanical malfunctions.

Boys & Girls Club celebrates

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:19 AM CDT

The Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley joined more than 4,000 other Boys and Girls Clubs March 30 though April 5 across the country to celebrate National Boys and Girls Club Week.

Boys and Girls Club works toward sustainability

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:19 AM CDT

CHICO — For some time, Maureen Pierce was frustrated when she looked out on the grass play area at the Boys & Girls Club Campus for Kids in downtown Chico.

Breaking news: Cooper ends tenure at Chico High, accepts coaching position in Clovis

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 08:46 PM CDT

CHICO — Chico High football coach Mike Cooper informed the Enterprise-Record personally Monday that he will be leaving his alma mater for an offensive coordinator job at Clovis High, outside Fresno.

CUSD administrators talk about possible school closures

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Although Forest Ranch residents have been threatened with having their school closed in the past, this time the threat is far from empty.

Campus clips

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Organ donor drive An organ donor drive will take place 10 a.

Cooper ends tenure at Chico High, accepts coaching position in Clovis

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — The rumors and anxiety about the future of Chico High's football program have still not been alleviated.

Correction

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

In a story in Sunday's paper, the buyer in a proposed water transfer by Sutter Extension Water District in Yuba City was misidentified.

Daily Planner: April 8

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE GRIDLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Nora Wiley conference room, Gridley Library.

Daily Planner: April 9

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Events 24TH ANNUAL CHICO SCIENCE FAIR: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at Chico State College Farm on Hegan Lane. Theme: "The Power and Promise of Science.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Coburn victorious in Five-Club Challenge at Canyon Oaks

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Gayle Coburn won in a card-off over Bonnie Seely, Fran Wedow and Pat Radisich after all four players finished with a net 71 in the Canyon Oaks CC Women's Club Five-Club Challenge Tournament.

Letter: Bad timing on Highland Park

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Here we go again. The Highland Ceres Park Committee wants another vote on property tax increases to pay for the park.

Letter: Chico missed out on something good

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

I seldom went to Wal-Mart because I lived north of East Avenue, but when I moved to south Chico and found Wal-Mart the closest, I have become a regular customer.

Letter: Chico needs creative planning

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Here's the astonishing solution to Chico's fiscal woes, brought to you by the man who tried to bring you a one-square-mile gravel pit on prime farmland along the Sacramento River and a steady stream of gravel rigs through downtown Chico.

Letter: Leaders' children not chipping in

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

I'm not a big fan of Ralph Nader but he got it right this time when he stated, "Anytime the Congress and the White House gets this country into war, there should be a statute that moves immediately to conscript all military age, able-bodied children

Letter: Pray for compassion in justice system

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Gregory Wright's mother and teenage sisters made the long trip to visit him at Preston Youth Facility.

Letter: Use city property to connect roads

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

In response to the front-page article April 2 about the city-owned property in south Chico, let's be factual: The waterway referred to is not a creek, it is an irrigation ditch to the M&T Ranch.

Letter: Will Congress sell out U.S. workers?

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Am I having a bad case of deja vu or did I this morning hear on the news our president mention one of the bills Congress was going to work on after returning from a two-week break was a free-trade agreement with .

Letter: Young generation full of heart

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

What a great and refreshing story you printed Tuesday April 1 in your Style section about 15-year old student Julia Young.

Local Roundup: Sears tied for second, Wildcats in third

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Chico State's Erin Sears is tied for second place, one stroke behind the leader after the first round of the InterWest Chico State Women's Invitational on Monday at Butte Creek Country Club.

Local briefs

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Victim of Sunday train collision identified CHICO — A man struck and killed by a train Sunday as he sat playing a guitar on Union Pacific tracks has been identified as Aaron Wendel Gullick, 45.

Man missing from Chico convalescent home found in Oroville

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

A man who went missing from a Chico convalescent home Sunday was found shortly before noon Monday in downtown Oroville.

New legal challenge mounted against Glenn County wells

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- The Butte Environmental Council filed legal briefs Friday calling for a higher degree of environmental review of Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District's plans to drill seven test/production wells into the Lower Tuscan Aquifer.

On Foot: Wheeled visitors to Sycamore Creek are leaving their mark

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:19 AM CDT

CHICO — A fresh breeze was blowing on Easter Sunday as Thomas and I parked Bob, our Ford Explorer, at the end of the houses on East Eaton Road, and headed for the trail along Sycamore Creek.

Police chase ends with armed man still at-large

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

LOVELOCK — The sheriff's office is looking for a parolee who led a deputy on a high-speed chase on a logging road near Lovelock Friday night, and may have brandished a hand gun at him.

Protests in Paris bring early end to Olympic torch relay

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

PARIS -- Paris' Olympic torch relay descended into chaos Monday, with protesters scaling the Eiffel Tower, grabbing for the flame and forcing security officials to repeatedly snuff out the torch and transport it by bus past demonstrators yelling

Scam artists posing as Chico police inspectors

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police are especially concerned about a widespread scam that has already victimized the department, and could claim several other victims as well.

Sidelines: Bradway Memorial laps for sale

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 12:31 AM CDT

With the 18th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race coming up on May 17 at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway, Dave and Diane Durica are in search of lap sponsors for the main events.

Suspects nabbed in separate Willows rape cases

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Over the weekend police apprehended three suspects alleged to be involved in rapes and sexual assaults that occurred in Willows.

Victims' anonymity at issue in hazing case

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — A local appeals court has agreed to hear arguments why prosecutors should not be required to identify the purported victims in a Chico fraternity hazing case.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Blog log

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:17 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: Housing report isn't such good news

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Are we supposed to applaud the news that 37 percent of Butte County households earning the median income can afford the median-priced house, making this area one of the most affordable the state?

Cuts in every department proposed to balance budget

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO -- The city will seek to make cuts to all city departments and employee wages to balance its budget, Chico City Manager Dave Burkland said Friday Burkland has proposed $4.

Daily Planner: April 7

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE GRIDLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nora Wiley conference room, Gridley Library.

Daily Planner: April 8

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE GRIDLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Nora Wiley conference room, Gridley Library.

Durham High's strengths, weaknesses under evaluation

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:17 AM CDT

DURHAM -- A four-member team of educators from various locations in Northern California arrived in Durham Sunday to review and evaluate Durham High School.

Egypt's workers battle police amid rising economic discontent

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

MAHALLA EL-KOBRA, Egypt (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators angry about rising prices and stagnant salaries torched buildings, looted shops and hurled bricks at police who responded with tear gas Sunday in a northern industrial town as Egyptians

Letter: Dog didn't have to die

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

I read about the terrier Rocky that was shot by a Colusa police officer. How sad. There was no excuse for shooting that dog.

Letter: It's a food source

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

There is nothing wrong with discreet breast-feeding in restaurants. Nourishing infants is a natural function of women's bodies.

Letter: No energy saved in experiment

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

As various reports in the media have shown, it's now obvious that moving daylight savings time to early March has not saved any energy at all — not enough even to recharge the Energizer Bunny.

Letter: Pet owner can learn from bird

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

A local pet owner has contracted a rare form of the bird flu called Aylworthitis. Although this ailment causes severe mental breakdown, the person will often retain essential core values.

Letter: Where does Palermo begin?

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

You recently ran a couple of articles regarding a fire on Self Lane near Oroville. In the articles, you said that Self Lane is in Palermo.

Letter: Wright case enough to make you sick

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Responding to the Oroville Openline caller who stated the people defending Greg Wright need some serious help: You lack some important facts and truths to properly prescribe any help.

Looking at Butte's past

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Crop values decline, more drop seen in '83' The value of Butte County crops last year, plagued by wet weather and low prices, fell to its lowest level in four years.

Obama and Clinton are pressing for the youth vote in aging Pennsylvania

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are hustling for the youth vote in Pennsylvania as if they've never heard this is a state where the old hold sway.

Ordinance would require licensing of catteries

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An entirely revised county animal ordinance will go before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

State Theatre celebrates 80th birthday

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The State Theatre kicked off its 80th birthday Saturday with a bang. Searchlights, a red carpet and people dressed in 1920s period clothing greeted event attendees as they waited in line to see the feature movie, "The General.

States using drug 'recycling' programs to help cure budget ills

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The struggle to keep soaring medical costs in check is feeding an increase in state programs that collect unused prescription drugs to give away to the uninsured and poor.

Sustainability is focus of next Chico General Plan update workshop

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Residents will focus on sustainability and the environment this Tuesday when Chico planners began work on a new special focus for the Chico General Plan update.

Train kills pedestrian north of West Sacramento Avenue crossing

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO -- A man died Sunday when a southbound Union Pacific train hit him several hundred yards north of the Sacramento Avenue crossing about 1:30 p.

Wildcat baseball team wins sixth straight

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Joel Garcia allowed one run on three hits in five inning and the No. 16 Chico State baseball team won its sixth straight game and swept a four-game weekend series from Cal Poly Pomona with a 7-5 victory Sunday at Nettleton Stadium.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A Little civil disobedience

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

I kissed my wife goodbye Friday morning and gave her a lingering hug, then told her the next time she heard from me, I would be calling from jail.

All About Us: Meet Anya ... Or Minn or Tom Kitten

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

We must have looked at hundreds of names while we were preparing for our daughter's birth. We checked out name books from the library, searched the Internet and made two lists at the dining room table.

Big plane is testing firefighting system

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:17 AM CDT

CHICO -- The mammoth gray C-130 aircraft that's been plying the skies above Chico and Butte County is an Air National Guard plane testing out a new, locally made firefighting system.

Birds find much to like about Butte County

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:17 AM CDT

A cedar waxwing eats berries in west Chico. These birds are found in places with easy access to running water and food sources, such as parks and golf courses.

Butte's only goal is to block casino

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Butte County leaders stoutly maintain they have no objection to the Mechoopda as a people, but rather challenge the tribe's right to a reservation on any land besides a long-gone rancheria in Chico.

Buying a bicycle has changed drastically since last century

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

I have recently taken a step into my nearly forgotten youth: I'm riding a bicycle. While I rode one for a while in college — I sort of lost interest in bikes after running face first into a "No Parking" sign — this is the first new bike

Chico killing ruled to be second-degree murder

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- After deliberating two full days, a jury Friday convicted a Chico man of second-degree murder in the baseball-bat beating death of his live-in girlfriend.

County's deal a little different

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Butte County is planning a water sale this year to Palmdale Water District, northeast of Los Angeles.

Daily Planner: April 5, 2008

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 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: April 6

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events YARD, BAKE, PLANTS AND CRAFT SALE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7468 Highway 99E, Los Molinos. Sponsored by Special Forces, Chapter 89 nonprofit, based in Shasta Lake City.

Daily Planner: April 6, 2008

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

Events YARD, BAKE, PLANTS AND CRAFT SALE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7468 Highway 99E, Los Molinos. Sponsored by Special Forces, Chapter 89 nonprofit, based in Shasta Lake City.

Daily Planner: April 7

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE GRIDLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nora Wiley conference room, Gridley Library.

Dave Davies column: Condon sets world mark for masters

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Chico's Frank Condon took a little detour on the way to a world record last weekend in the USA Track and Field National Indoors Masters Championships in Boston.

Downtown City Plaza to get second trolley mural

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

The popular trolley mural in downtown's City Plaza will soon have sister artwork. This week, the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission gave the go-ahead for a second trolley mural to be painted on the south wall of the restrooms.

Editorial: History crucial to Mechoopda

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

A few days back, Paul McIntosh, the former chief administrative officer of Butte County, wrote a letter to the editor accusing this paper of misrepresenting the county's position in regard to the Mechoopda Indians.

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

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

HIT — Happy 80th birthday to the State Theatre in Oroville. The old theater in downtown Oroville has a familiar story.

Flower festival blossoms into fun-filled day

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Wildflowers are peaking now and local residents had a chance to celebrate the plants' beauty Saturday at the Second Annual Wildflower and Nature Festival.

Focus on sustainability gears up at Chico State next week

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

The focus on sustainability shifts into high gear next week at Chico State University with many campus events geared toward heightening awareness about ways people can tread more lightly on the planet.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:17 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "God's Vineyard," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Hollywood legend, conservative activist Charlton Heston dead at 84; former NRA president

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:26 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing "Ben-Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died.

House fire near Wisconsin campus kills 3 students; neighbors heard smoke alarms

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:26 AM CDT

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — The smoke detectors were so loud that neighbors on the other side of the duplex heard them and called police.

It's all here, but shifted a little

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

There's a slightly different order to your Sunday newspaper starting today. In an effort to avoid an early run for the E section on Friday — the E-R's printing press can run four sections at a time, but not five — we've combined the five

Letter: Bus rider feels like an afterthought

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

As a poor person who rides the B-Line buses most days, Steve Schoonover's latest article on unmet transit needs has a serious effect on how I live.

Letter: California taxpayers fleeced

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The University of California's governing board could not find a qualified educator within the entire state educational community to fill the position of UC president so they selected a University of Pennsylvania-trained lawyer, Mark Yudof,

Letter: Chico has enough discount grocers

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

That was a beautiful full-page advertisement on the back page of the March 27 paper by Wal-Mart. What other empty big-box supermarket will we be left with after the proposed supercenter goes in?

Letter: Chico has obligation to fly the flag

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Now that we've removed prayer from our schools, taken the Ten Commandments off the courthouse wall and parents are suing schools so that their children won't have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the good citizens of Chico are facing the fact

Letter: Chico must keep high standards

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Expanding the 20th Street Wal-Mart into a supercenter including a supermarket is a bad idea. We already have two major discount supermarkets in the same vicinity, Food Maxx right across the freeway, and Winco literally just down the block.

Letter: Diners endangered by pointed guns

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

On the evening of Feb. 15, I was eating dinner with my family at a restaurant on East Avenue. During our meal, we noticed two Chico Police Department patrol cars circling in the parking lot.

Letter: Environmentalist vs. environmentalist?

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Regarding the article, "Wood stoves, fireplaces spark dialogue about air pollution," by Steve Schoonover: The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) has as its primary objective the reduction of greenhouse gases (primarily carbon

Letter: Inconvenience will pay off in end

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Usually I agree with your "Hits and misses" section on Saturdays, but your March 29 "miss" designation on the Highway 99 expansion had me puzzled.

Letter: Live and learn — hopefully

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

A brilliant man once said: "When you are 20, if you're not a liberal, you don't have a heart — but when you are 40, if you're not a conservative, you don't have a brain.

Letter: Prison sentences don't add up

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

It was a busy week for the Butte County District Attorney's office. More adult criminals received "upper terms" for the crimes they had committed.

Letter: Sometimes it's OK to mention race

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The "slur" on white people in Starving Student was odd, and stood out. The student writer is from a culture radically different than that of Northern California, the "deep South.

Lifestyle RX: Eat fewer calories, not less food

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

It is possible to eat as much as you want and still lose weight. The secret is knowing which foods to eat and which to avoid.

Local Briefs

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

CSC student arrested after coed reports rape CHICO -- A Chico State University student was arrested Tuesday after a young woman, also a Chico State student, claimed the man sexually assaulted her.

Local Roundup: Tollefson takes first at Stanford Invite

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Chico State's Tim Tollefson won section three of the 3,000-meter steeplechase Saturday at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, establishing the sixth-best time in school history.

Massive backlog of warrants prompts action

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Three dozen people were arrested Friday and Saturday in law-enforcement sweeps in Glenn and Butte counties that primarily targeted people with outstanding warrants.

Mobile home destroyed in afternoon fire

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A fire on Lodgeview Drive destroyed a double-wide mobile home Saturday afternoon in a Kelly Ridge neighborhood.

Nor Cal State Gymnastics Championships

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:37 AM CDT

Kiana Gordon of Pacific West competes on the uneven bars at the Nor Cal State Gymnastics Championships at the Oroville Gymnastics Sports Academy on Friday in Oroville.

Oroville theater celebrates 80 years tonight

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- It's a very happy birthday for the Oroville State Theatre. The theater will celebrate 80 years of operation in downtown Oroville tonight.

People on the Street

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Is Butte County justified in suing to block a proposed Mechoopda casino along Highway 149? Asked Thursday in downtown Oroville.

Police officers of year announced

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:58 AM CDT

Butte County's eight uniformed law enforcement agencies announced their officers of the year at a ceremony recently hosted by the Chico Noon Exchange Club.

Quran calls Muslims to walk God's path

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:17 AM CDT

Islam's holy book, the Quran, has many names in Arabic, according to professor Mahan Mirza of Chico State University's department of religious studies.

Reductions could include closing schools, cutting sports

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:25 AM CDT

CHICO -- They still won't be enough, but the 33 items recommended to be slashed from Chico Unified School District's budget would save almost $3 million.

Senior Planner

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:16 AM CDT

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

Starting today, TV book is moving to Saturday

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:17 AM CDT

Our weekly 24-page book of television listings is moving to Saturdays starting today. Select TV is being moved from Sunday to Saturday because it's more difficult to insert into the larger Sunday newspaper.

Tennessee kidnap suspect arrested near Quincy

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 11:17 AM CDT

BELDEN -- A man who allegedly kidnapped and robbed a woman last week near Nashville, Tenn. was tracked to the north state by the U.

The big 'Play'

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:26 AM CDT

There is nothing complicated about the notion. To inspire, one must first be inspired. After all, Mike Mitchell didn't wake up some morning and magically put together the daunting task he completed last month — taking tens of thousands of

Water sales may become less attractive

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Will the rising price of rice derail or reduce water sales that were negotiated recently between local irrigation districts and water users to the south?

Wildcats strong in arms race

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State's beleaguered middle relief staff got a chance to work out some kinks — although Mike Robbins and Andrew Pluta almost didn't let it happen.

World rice crisis should help local growers

Posted: 06 Apr 2008 02:04 AM CDT

A growing global crisis with the potential to become a catastrophe may ironically have positive effects in this area.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

17 identities may result in 10 years

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville man was convicted Thursday of using his half-brother's identity. Gregory Mark Robison, 44, had been using 17 variations of both his and his brother's name for several years, mainly to hide his criminal past.

Butte County Fire Safe Council reaches decade in service

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:30 AM CDT

The 10th anniversary of the Butte County Fire Safe Council was commemorated by Assemblyman Rick Keene, R-Chico, who issued a proclamation Wednesday at a council-sponsored seminar.

Butte's most wanted for April 4

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Gerardo Marquez Morales The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Gerardo Marquez Morales for warrants charging him with failing to appear, possession of a controlled

Correction

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:30 AM CDT

An article about the Japanese exchange program at Pleasant Valley High School in Friday's Enterprise-Record incorrectly reported the number of PV students who traveled to Japan in the exchange last year.

Early traffic: Things looking good so far

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 09:44 AM CDT

As of 7:30 a.m. today the Butte and Glenn county roads were trouble free, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Highway 99 on-ramp closed again

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 01:14 PM CDT

A Highway 99 on-ramp, that was closed Thursday, has been closed again. The on-ramp, which is the freeway entrance reached from eastbound Skyway, was closed by Caltrans at about 9 a.m.

Local Roundup: Mickartz's gem leads Wildcat baseball to shutout

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:29 AM CDT

Freshman Pete Mickartz continued his impressive introduction to the California Collegiate Athletic Association, firing a four-hit shutout and picking up his conference-leading eighth win as the Chico State baseball team, ranked No.

Oroville baseball falls to sloppy Enterprise

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:29 AM CDT

OROVILLE —Enterprise High's Justin Baker really didn't want to pitch to his defense. "Honest opinion?

Oroville theater celebrates 80 years tonight

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- It's a very happy birthday for the Oroville State Theatre. The theater will celebrate 80 years of operation in downtown Oroville tonight.

Police officers of year announced

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Butte County's eight uniformed law enforcement agencies announced their officers of the year at a ceremony recently hosted by the Chico Noon Exchange Club.

Sidelines: Myers gets first-team GVC, state nods

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Former Chico High standout Karlee Myers, a forward for College of the Siskiyous, was named most valuable player of the Golden Valley Conference in addition to picking up a spot on the all-state first team.

Sutter's Moore strikes out 19 LP hitters

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:29 AM CDT

OROVILLE — You can ask Las Plumas High softball players and coaches if Sutter's Jessica Moore is a great pitcher.

Tennessee kidnap suspect arrested near Quincy

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:29 AM CDT

BELDEN -- A man who allegedly kidnapped and robbed a woman last week near Nashville, Tenn. was tracked to the north state by the U.

Tim Kaeding wins first sprint main of season

Posted: 05 Apr 2008 02:29 AM CDT

Campbell's Tim Kaeding is the first champion of the 2008 Feather Falls Casino Friday Night Points Series, as he emerged victorious in the 410 sprints main event Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Wildcats announce finalists for men's basketball coaching job

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 10:45 AM CDT

Chico State athletic director Anita Barker has released the names of the five finalists for the Wildcats' men's basketball head coach position, which was left vacant when 21-year coach Puck Smith announced his retirement Feb.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

2:22 p.m.: Northbound 99 reopened after tanker wreck (Photos)

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 04:29 PM CDT

CHICO — Northbound Highway 99 was reopened at about 1:35 p.m. today, after fuel was removed from an overturned tanker that crashed on the northbound on-ramp at the Skyway.

A permit is required to remove city trees

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

The city of Chico is warning homeowners to be wary if approached by anyone other than the city about removing a city tree, especially in exchange for or if offered payment for the wood.

Bicycle crash with car critically injures Chico High student

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 09:34 PM CDT

CHICO — Police are investigating a collision on First Avenue between a bicyclist and a car Wednesday night that sent the 15-year-old rider to Enloe Medical Center with major head injuries.

Bicyclist critically injured in collision with vehicle

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

CHICO — Police are investigating a collision on East First Avenue between a bicyclist and a car Wednesday night that sent the 15-year-old rider to Enloe Medical Center with major head injuries.

Bonsai Society plans spring show

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

The Chico Bonsai Society will hold its annual spring show April 26 and 27 at the Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Chico State students shine in manufacturing contest

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

CHICO — For the fourth year in a row, students from Chico State University earned the top award at the WESTEC Manufacturing Challenge at the Los Angeles Convention Center Tuesday.

Chico uses depth for golf points

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

CHICO — It takes five people to win in prep golf competition. Don't think that the top few players are any more important than the others lower on the depth chart.

City to inventory, analyze bollards

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 04:43 AM CDT

CHICO -- Work is continuing on an attempt to improve bollard safety, including a planned inventory and analysis of the posts intended to keep cars off bike and pedestrian paths.

Daily Planner for April 4

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

Events CRAFT, BAKE, PLANT AND YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 7468 Highway 99E, Los Molinos. Sponsored by Special Forces, Chapter 89 nonprofit, based in Shasta Lake City.

Editorial: Transparency, accountability go hand in hand

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:56 AM CDT

In the midst of Sunshine Week, which advocates transparency in government, Chico City Councilor Larry Wahl floated a wise yet revolutionary idea that would accomplish that aspiration.

Garden Tour: Beauty springs from baked clay

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 04:37 AM CDT

Don and Doni Hunter have lived on their property for about nine years and were attracted to the front yard that was originally landscaped by Carla's Landscaping six years previously.

Herger thinks cutting conservation funds in new Farm Bill is all right

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

CHICO -- It's OK to cut conservation money in the new Farm Bill that's being hashed out in Congress, Rep.

Honor roll for April 4

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

CHICO — The following students at Chico Country Day School achieved honor roll grades on their last report cards: Eighth grade — Maddie Heffley, Ryan Powell, Adam Rose, Hannah Schipper, Logan Thorwaldson Seventh grade — Branden

Letter: Coach's legacy starts with character

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

The timing of Travis Souders' March 23 column advising prospective head coaches for Chico State men's basketball program at the expense of its longtime coach was unworthy and in poor taste.

Letter: Planning meeting unenlightening

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

The Chico Planning Department and Pacific Municipal Consultants, under the auspice of "your" future vision of Chico, put on a third-person distortion of participants' desired input.

Letter: Politicians should listen to Christ

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

Observing the political scene, it is quite apparent that this is a very botched situation. One candidate has not paid attention to his pastor's railings for 20 years — and is now pushing away from the poison of very offensive language.

Letter: Tribe's legitimacy not challenged

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:56 AM CDT

I was disappointed in your reporter's stretch of the facts regarding Butte County's view of the Mechoopda tribe ("County bets courts can stop casino," March 28).

Letter:Be grateful for mother's actions

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

I am the mother of Karrie Alexander, the young mom who helped the man in the overturned tanker in Chico on March 26.

Local Briefs

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — Two men were arrested on drug charges as officers with the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant Wednesday at a home on West Biggs Gridley Road.

Local Roundup: Barnum Butte's top scorer in Napa

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

Butte College golfer Luke Barnum shot a 4-over 76 for ninth place out of 42 players Thursday at the Big 8 Conference's sixth meet of the season at Silverado Country Club in Napa.

Motorcyclist hurt in vehicle crash

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 04:42 AM CDT

CHICO — Just before 9 a.m. Thursday a Chico man was badly hurt when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Seventh and Walnut streets.

OUSD's budget seemingly on solid ground

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

ORLAND — While most local districts scramble and scrape to cut deeply enough to balance their budgets, Orland Unified School District administrators have theirs figured out.

Panthers stay alive, then win in five

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

CHICO — Beating fierce boys volleyball rival Pleasant Valley is always sweet for Chico High, but doing it in enemy territory at Varley Gym on Thursday night after trailing for most of a five-game match added more luster to the important

Police Report for April 4

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES March 28 — 400 block of Oak Street.

Sidelines: NorCal gymnastics meet scheduled

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

The NorCal State Gymnastics Championships for USA Gymnastics Levels 8, 9 and 10 girls will be held today through Sunday at the Oroville Gymnastics Sports Academy, 1875 Feather River Blvd.

Sow There: A smashing good time with snails

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

If you're like most people who garden, an occasional snail or an army of munching mollusks are a menace to your plants.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Sacramento River anglers finding striper action decent

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

Anglers on the Sacramento River are enjoying decent fishing for striped bass this week, reported local guide Kevin Brock.

Tanker flip again closes Skyway onramp: Northbound 99 freeway shut six hours for cleanup

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 04:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- The California Highway Patrol was still investigating last week's overturn of a fuel tanker in Chico when another big rig hauling gasoline and diesel flipped over in the same spot Thursday.

Tour will feature gardens in Yuba City-Marysville area

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 03:57 AM CDT

MARYSVILLE -- The Marysville-Yuba City Branch of the American Association of University Women will present their 16th annual garden tour from 10 a.

Update: Midway still a mess

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 03:40 PM CDT

CHICO — Closure of northbound Highway 99 due to a tanker truck crash in south Chico effectively shut down the Midway as well.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

1 p.m. — Classes resume at Paradise High (New photos)

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 06:24 PM CDT

PARADISE — Classes resumed at Paradise High School at 12:45 p.m., following a bomb threat at the campus that forced the evacuation of all students, teachers and administrators.

7:45 a.m. Early Traffic: Highway 99 wreck cleared

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 09:42 AM CDT

A 6 a.m. car versus van crash, that snarled traffic on southbound Highway 99, just south of Cohassett Road, has been cleared.

ACLU forms official north-state chapter

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- Informally, the American Civil Liberties Union has existed in the north state for years, but now the organization's members are getting more serious.

Biblio File: Chico area poets create their own buzz

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 PM CDT

In honor of Chico's California Nut Festival, held in February, Lyon Books of Chico sponsored a poetry contest.

Bomb scare shakes ridge school

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Words on a toilet door, and an unattended backpack and handbag outside the school library, prompted officials to announce a possible bomb threat and shut down Paradise High School Wednesday morning.

Bootleg ranges put people in line of fire

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- So many people have used remote spots in upper Butte Creek Canyon for target practice over the years that large trees have been killed, or literally cut in half, and no longer stop bullets.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: April 3, 2008

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 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 Calendar for April 3

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 PM CDT

THURSDAY, APRIL 3 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFÉ CODA: Lucy Bland band tour in support of its recently released album, "Down to Sea Level.

Cal Fire-Butte County officers to speak at ridge meeting

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- Two officers from Cal Fire-Butte County will be guest speakers when the Upper Ridge Coordinating Council meets Friday in the library of the Property Owners Association.

Check It Out: 'Remember me?' Tours leave lasting impression

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

To give children easy access to library services and resources, Chico library offers library tours to grade school classes and encourages teachers at all grade levels to schedule field trips to the library.

City officials to look into wage, benefit negotiation changes

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico city officials will soon begin the process of looking into ways to improve the city's process of negotiating employee wages and benefits.

Daily Planner: April 3

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET: 6-9 p.m. Broadway. Kickoff of the annual Thursday Night Market, featuring fresh produce, arts, crafts and live entertainment.

Daily Planner: April 4

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Events CRAFT, BAKE, PLANT AND YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 7468 Highway 99E, Los Molinos. Sponsored by Special Forces, Chapter 89 nonprofit, based in Shasta Lake City.

Editorial: Access denied: A common story

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Exhibit No. 428, showing why the city of Chico faces a budget deficit of $54 million over the next 10 years: Its purchase of unmarketable vacant land on a man-made slough for $1.

Future of Ceres park in voters' hands

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- Ballots will go out Friday for a second attempt at building a neighborhood park in northeast Chico.

HACE turns ace students into leading citizens

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO — The annual Dance Salsa, Baile de las Américas has become a celebration of the success of a program that provides support to upper division college students who have shown a commitment to the Hispanic community.

John Ayres exhibit extended

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 PM CDT

CHICO — The John Ayres Exhibit will be extended through May 2 at the James Snidle Gallery in Chico.

Jury begins deliberations in Chico beating death case

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 02:56 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Following closing summation and legal instructions Wednesday, jurors began deliberations in the case of a Chico man accused of the bludgeoning death of his live-in girlfriend.

Letter: Community support helps schools

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

On March 9, the supporters of Nord Country School raised over $30,000 for the charter school. Incredibly, this was done through something as simple as a "pie auction.

Letter: Conservatives need to grow

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Spelling is not my forte, as letter writer George Hoag intuitively observed (March 16). And Chicken Little is indeed a literary character from my "extensive library," which also includes "Alice in Wonderland" and "Grimm's Fairy Tales, along with

Letter: Noise pollution fouls our air, too

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Squirrels chasing each other on the apartment roof woke me up this morning. At other times, it is the traffic or a leaf blower.

Movie Review: '21' is a decent gambling movie

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 02:30 AM CDT

"21" stars Kevin Spacey as a MIT math teacher who creates a team of card-counters who make big bucks in Las Vegas.

North State Voices: Unusual sites explored during road trip

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Traveling is my favorite pastime. It doesn't matter how I get from here to there. The journey becomes etched in my memory.

PV rules the day as Bobcat squad diminished by bomb threat

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 02:58 AM CDT

CHICO —If Tim Pullen, Lindsay Witteman and Tanner Hickman perform as well as they are expected to on the prep track and field circuit this season, events like Wednesday's Eastern Athletic League dual meet between Paradise and Pleasant Valley

PV rules the day as Bobcat team hurt by bomb threat

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 02:58 AM CDT

If Tim Pullen, Lindsay Witteman and Tanner Hickman perform as well as they are expected to on the prep track and field circuit this season, events like Wednesday's Eastern Athletic League dual meet between Paradise and Pleasant Valley will be looked

Panthers score EAL win

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

The Chico High softball team defeated Enterprise 11-4 on Tuesday. Riley Marshall went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs as the Panthers (6-6, 1-2 Eastern Athletic League) won at home.

Paradise Town Council reviews goals for the coming fiscal year

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Facing an uncertain budget picture, the Paradise Town Council laid out dozens of goals for next year.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Larson does jobs to help team win

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

DURHAM — Devin Larson has had some surprises come her way lately and has handled them well. If you need evidence, take a look at eight brand-new houses in Tijuana, Mexico, or the box score from Friday's Durham High softball game against

Prep Athlete of the Week: Littlejohn seeks NSCIF title

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — Max Littlejohn may only be a freshman but his experience in United States Tennis Association play has prepared him for the pressure that comes with chasing down a Northern Section title.

Proud Planet in concert Saturday at BMU Auditorium

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 PM CDT

CHICO — AS Presents will present Phantom Planet, with Takota, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the BMU Auditorium on the Chico State University campus.

Renters insurance helps tenants avoid getting burned

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- When fire breaks out in an apartment complex, destroying a dozen people's property, who pays for damages?

Rose painting

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 PM CDT

CHICO — Forest Ranch artist Barbara Batt will demonstrate how to paint roses with pastels at a meeting of the Chico Rose Garden Society on April 29 at the Chico library.

Schooltime

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Honors -- The following Chico Unified School District bands achieved high scores at the California Music Educators Association Music Festival: The combined advanced bands of Hooker Oak, Little Chico Creek, Sierra View and Parkview schools received a

Spring showcase

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 PM CDT

CHICO — The Amber Palmer Counseling Center and Art Gallery will showcase "Expressions of Spring — Trees, Bees and Blooms" during the First Saturday Art Walk.

State Theatre in Oroville celebrates its 80th birthday Saturday

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The State Theatre, which has been an integral part of downtown since it was dedicated on April 7, 1928, is turning 80 years old.

Students face off in trivia challenge

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:36 AM CDT

The average age of people on campus at Butte College dipped considerably Wednesday as 480 elementary school students received a tour of college life and a chance to cheer on their classmates competing in a trivia challenge.

Sundry Spankers hit the Women's Club Thursday

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:02 PM CDT

There is no one way to describe the music of the Asylum Street Spankers, which will be coming to Chico for a concert tonight.

The Nosebleed Section: 'Redskins' is worth debate in Colusa

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Bad Religion begins its song "No Substance" by saying that "History doesn't make something right," and that's right.

Theater review: Fact or "Fiction" explored at Theatre on the Ridge

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:03 PM CDT

PARADISE — "We remember our diaries as works of art," states Michael Waterman in "Fiction," the latest production at Theatre on the Ridge.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 12:35 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, April 02, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Barbecue coals caused Mission Ranch Apartments fire

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 12:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Officials said smoldering coals from a barbecue started a fire March 23 that damaged four units at the Mission Ranch Apartments in north Chico.

Barbecue coals started Mission Ranch Apartments fire

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- Officials said smoldering coals from a barbecue started a fire March 23 that damaged four units at the Mission Ranch Apartments in north Chico.

Council approves revised disorderly events ordinance

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- After making a last-minute tweak, the Chico City Council Tuesday night unanimously gave initial approval to a revised edition of the controversial "disorderly events" ordinance.

Cubans cherish new shopping opportunities

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:22 PM CDT

HAVANA -- Cubans snapped up DVD players, motorbikes and pressure cookers for the first time Tuesday as Raul Castro's new government loosened controls on consumer goods and invited private farmers to plant tobacco, coffee and other crops on unused

Daily Planner: April 2, 2008

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

Performance WISMER THEATRE, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. "Top Girls." "Climb the ladder of success with our heroine, Marlene, as she pulls against her working-class roots, fueled with equal parts hard-boiled feminism and Thatcherite Reaganomics.

Daily Planner: April 3

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET: 6-9 p.m. Broadway. Kickoff of the annual Thursday Night Market, featuring fresh produce, arts, crafts and live entertainment.

Early college high school plans stalled

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:21 PM CDT

CHICO -- An idea conceived more than two years ago to create a hybrid high school for Chico Unified School District students at Butte Community College may never be born.

Early traffic : No current problems reported

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 10:18 AM CDT

Despite a pre-dawn wreck in Glenn County, the roads were clear by commute time today. At about 5:30 a.

Editorial: No reason to be offended by ads

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

While legislators and the governor pretend to know what is good for business, they don't have a clue.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Thomas Dale Chambers The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Thomas Dale Chambers for spousal battery, probation violation and failure to appear.

Glenn veterans, county settle hall use flap

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:31 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A conflict that arose two weeks ago between the county and war veterans over use of Memorial Hall without payment of county fees, reached a resolution Tuesday.

Home invasion robbery

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 10:02 AM CDT

CHICO — One man is under arrest and two others are being sought after a reported home invasion robbery at about 8:30 p.

Information about Glenn County offenders available

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:31 AM CDT

A system designed to help citizens keep track of offenders locked up in county jails throughout California is now available in Glenn County.

Letter: Bathroom is no place to feed a baby

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

We live in a society that encourages women to get breast implants and it's completely acceptable for women to wear low-cut blouses that show their cleavage, but when a mother is seen breastfeeding her baby it's offensive.

Letter: Government tries to hide the truth

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

The AP article in Friday's newspaper has an incorrect web link to the list of school districts that received recalled beef from the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co.

Letter: Hospice program caring, professional

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

It seems as if each time Enloe Medical Center is mentioned in the news it is negative. Take a moment for a personal experience.

Letter: Ridge residents will pay for service

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

I live in Magalia. Over and over we are asked to keep our money on the ridge. Over and over we try to do just that until, in order to get any timely service, we have to call someone from Chico.

Local Roundup: Littlejohn leads Pleasant Valley tennis to victory

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:26 AM CDT

With Max Littlejohn leading with a 6-3, 6-0 singles victory and teaming with Andrew Jones in a doubles win, the Pleasant Valley High boys tennis team earned an 8-1 home victory over visiting Foothill on Tuesday.

Local briefs

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Native Plant Society to hear about grasslands Thursday CHICO — Adrienne Edwards will present "Vanishing Grassland," during Thursday's meeting of the Mount Lassen chapter of the Native Plant Society at Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

Nielsen ineligible to run, District 2 opponent says

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:21 PM CDT

Jim Nielsen should not have been certified as a Republican candidate for Assembly because he doesn't live in the 2nd District, says Charlie Schaupp, one of Nielsen's opponents in the primary race.

Oil chiefs say, "Don't blame us"

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:21 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Don't blame us, oil industry chiefs told a skeptical Congress. Top executives of the country's five biggest oil companies said Tuesday they know record fuel prices are hurting people, but they argued it's not their fault and their huge

One arrested in home invasion robbery; two others sought

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Chico police arrested one man shortly after an alleged home invasion robbery Monday night, and are looking for two other suspects in the case.

One man arrested in home invastion robbery; two other suspects sought

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico police arrested one man shortly after an alleged home invasion robbery Monday night, and are looking for two other suspects in the case.

PV takes advantage of Cougar mishaps

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 03:02 AM CDT

CHICO —Evan Busby, Patrick Randolph and Taylor Johnson — the heart of the Pleasant Valley High baseball team's batting order — combined to reach base eight times without even one hit in the Vikings' crucial Eastern Athletic League

Picking a favorite bowl part of Souper Saturday

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

CHICO — Professional potters and more than 15 students are creating bowls for Chico Art Center's Souper Saturday on Saturday, a fundraiser for the center.

Riverbend Park to host nature festival, carnival

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- It's going to be a busy weekend at Riverbend Park as both the second annual Wildflower and Nature Festival and The Midway of Fun carnival usher in warm weather fun.

Sidelines: Trail runs set to go in Oroville

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 02:26 AM CDT

Winding trails, the splendor of spring wildflowers, and the peace of running in nature will all be offered at the Trail Less Traveled Marathon, Sunday in Oroville.

Starving Student: Would James Bond judge a restaruant by its cover?

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:23 PM CDT

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. I don't know who "they" are, but I buy books all the time based on the cover art, and they usually turn out to be my favorite books.

Sundry Spankers hit the Chico Women's Club Thursday

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 12:36 PM CDT

This music preview will appear in Thursday's Buzz. CHICO — There is no one way to describe the music of the Asylum Street Spankers, which will be coming to Chico for a concert Thursday.

Vegetation study completed, but no use plan yet

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:21 PM CDT

CHICO -- While the property's use is still to be determined, plants and wildlife of the greenway along Comanche Creek are known, now that a vegetation study has been done.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

9:15 a.m. — Traffic: Highway 20 blocked in Colusa area

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 11:41 AM CDT

A two-vehicle rear-end collision has blocked Highway 20 in the vicinity of the Colusa County Fairgrounds.

Black Butte campgrounds reopone

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Campgrounds at Black Butte Lake, west of Orland, are reopening for the season today. Individual and group campsites in both Buckhorn Recreation Area and Orland Buttes can be reserved in advance by calling the National Recreation

Blog Log for March 31

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 05:52 AM CDT

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

Campus clips

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: U.S. and global trade policy Professor Donna Lee of the University of Birmingham, England, will speak on "Globalization and United States Trade Policy" at 7 p.

Corrections

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

A Thursday article about a business camp misidentified the gender of Errin Norlie, a man. ——— Twenty-nine percent of public school students in California are white.

Daily Planner: April 1, 2008

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:37 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: April 2, 2008

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Performance WISMER THEATRE, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. "Top Girls." "Climb the ladder of success with our heroine, Marlene, as she pulls against her working-class roots, fueled with equal parts hard-boiled feminism and Thatcherite Reaganomics.

Don't rock the boat

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

Most canoes constructed these days depend on materials selected for buoyancy. Not this one. Built by Chico State engineering students and made almost entirely of concrete, this craft gives new meaning to the phrase, "she's a sturdy vessel.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Chico State women's golf team finishes 12th in Phoenix

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:39 AM CDT

The Chico State women's golf team recently returned from the Grand Canyon tournament in Phoenix where the Wildcats finished in 12th place.

Editorial: Lights, no action on Highway 70

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Preliminary work began last week on a reconfiguration of the Highway 70 intersection with Ophir Road in south Oroville.

Fire forces evacuation of off-campus dormitory

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

CHICO — A small fire in a men's bathroom at Bradley Hall, an off-campus dormitory at 1400 West Third St.

Innerview: Student stitches to show she cares

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:14 AM CDT

DURHAM — One of Julia Young's high school classes keeps her in stitches. Julia, 15, is sewing 50 lap quilts for a rest home and plans to have them done by the end of the school year.

Internet hit suspect to plead guilty

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan woman accused of using the Internet to find someone to kill her lover's wife — an Oroville woman — will reportedly plead guilty in the case, waiving her right to fight the charge in a California

Letter: Look past race in presidential politics

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Why must we or the press continually discuss the color of Barack Obama? As I see it, he is as much white as black, also an American.

Letter: Strengthen Chico's tree ordinance

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:37 AM CDT

"Hits and misses" (March 22) points up the problems the city of Chico, its planners and our excellent new urban forester also has because of defects in our tree ordinance and inadequate funding for her work of protecting and enhancing our "City of

Letter: Take care of the earth

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Please, Mary Eddy, calm down. It's not 1949. Get used to it. In '49 there were about 150 million people in the United States, and most families had one car, if any.

Letter: Take steps to clear the air

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:37 AM CDT

In a time when resources are scarce, we need to take political, social, and economic measures to preserve and cherish all of them.

Local Roundup: Pleasant Valley golf team takes 10th at tournament

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:39 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High boys golf team placed 10th out of 19 teams Monday in the Rocklin Invitational at Sunset Whitney Golf Course, totaling 431 strokes, while Oak Ridge won with 383.

Michigan woman plans guilty plea in Internet murder plot targeting Oroville woman

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 04:33 PM CDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan woman accused of using the Internet to find someone to kill her lover's wife — an Oroville woman — will reportedly plead guilty in the case, waiving her right to fight the charge in a California

Olympic torch rekindled without a hitch

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:18 AM CDT

BEIJING (AP) — The elaborate ceremony to rekindle the Olympic torch went off without a hitch Monday in closely guarded Tiananmen Square — with hundreds of cheering women in brightly colored T-shirts, flower-toting children and confetti.

Paradise council to set goals for challenging budget year

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Paradise is healthy financially, but faces a "challenging" budget year for 2008-09, according to a town staff report.

Park Commission narrowly approves trash art

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Two, long-term programs costing a total of more than $70,000 got unanimous thumbs up from the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission, but two involving $4,000 in city art funding caused some stir during Monday's meeting.

Parolee arrested on assault, molestation charges

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

CAPAY -- A man on active parole was arrested late Friday night by Glenn County deputies investigating reports he sexually molested a 14-year-old girl, and also assaulted a woman, 18.

Sheriff's patrol boat rescues stranded craft

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

BUTTE CITY — The Glenn County Sheriff's patrol boat was dispatched to an area of the Sacramento River near Butte City Saturday to pull a stranded craft with mechanical trouble from shallow water.

Sidelines: Pierson back with Outlaws in 2008

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 02:39 AM CDT

David Pierson, one of the most versatile players on the Chico Outlaws last season, is the latest member of the 2007 Golden Baseball League championship team to return, as the Outlaws announced Monday that Pierson has signed on for the upcoming 2008

Snakes in rough make disc golfers become holed outs

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Sightings of rattlesnakes at the Hooker Oak Recreation Area children's disc golf course have led officials to close part of the course.

So, who wants to be a delegate?

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 03:03 AM CDT

CHICO — You may have done your share of wondering whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee.