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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Rosie' honor brings back WWII memories

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

PARADISE — For years, Betty Douglas really hadn't had a reason think about World War II, when she worked as a civilian for the Army Division Transportation Corps at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Churches join hands to build a home

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — Nine Lutheran churches are working together to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Earlier this month, church members raised the walls of the home that's being built on Ceanothus Avenue.

Correction for May 31

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

You aren't in a time warp, but apparently we are. Two stories from the 2006 election mistakenly appeared on an election preview page on Friday when a copy editor placed two old stories on the page.

Daily Planner: June 1

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events BUTTE CREEK CANYON CELEBRATIONS: Pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. at Honey Run Covered Bridge, $6 adults, $4 children under 10; 9 a.

Daily Planner: May 31

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events HOOKED ON FISHING NOT DRUGS, OROVILLE: 7 a.m.-noon. Bedrock Park. Fishing derby for kids ages 1-14; fish for free.

Editorial: Hits and Misses - Out Take on the Week in News

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

HIT — It must have been a blow to the family-owned Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy to hear they'd come in second in a national TV competition to identify the best ice cream shop in America.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

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

Good news, bad news: Overall crime down a bit last year

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — A drop in property crimes — especially car thefts — was offset by a rise in violent incidents — especially assaults, according to a 2007 crime report just released by Chico police.

In Session: Seniors, disabled will pay the price in budget cuts

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

If you follow reports of events these days (which of course you do) you cannot help but be thoroughly confused.

Letter: Light sentence doesn't make sense

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Will somebody tell me what I am missing? An Enterprise-Record article on May 23 reported that a 31-year-old sexual predator gave a 20-year-old woman a drugged drink, waited until his victim was incapacitated and then carried the helpless woman off

Letter: Parking strategy will help downtown

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

I feel compelled to respond to the recent letter by Juanita Sumner regarding the Downtown Chico Business Association parking plan.

Local briefs

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Chico woman arrested in assault HAMILTON CITY — A woman Willows police identified as Chico resident Stacy Rivas, 27, was arrested Wednesday night after she allegedly assaulted a woman in Willows, then fled.

Local track athletes fall at state

Posted: 31 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Las Plumas High athlete Jon Pack came 5.25 inches from qualifying for today's finals at the CIF State Track and Field Championships in the shot put.

NYC crane collapses into street, kills 2 workers

Posted: 31 May 2008 02:02 AM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Bair was on a breakfast break from his construction job Friday when he heard the collapse.

North state forum gives glimpse of new water vision

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — A new vision for California's water management is on the horizon — the "Delta Vision.

Outlaws Notebook: Torcato back in Chico — for the weekend

Posted: 31 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Tony Torcato finally made it to opening night at Nettleton Stadium on Friday, albeit two years later than expected and with a different team.

Outlaws slide to fifth straight loss

Posted: 31 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Sprinkling some of that proverbial opening night magic on their rough start to the Golden Baseball League season couldn't stop the Outlaws' mudslide on Friday.

Police identify bicyclist who ran over 2-year-old

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Oroville Police Department has identified Joseph Cox, 20, as the bicyclist who ran over a 2-year-old girl in downtown Oroville in May, according to a press release.

Primaries end soon — no, seriously

Posted: 31 May 2008 02:02 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After what feels like forever, the end of the presidential primaries is in sight.

Ranch land burning north of Chico

Posted: 30 May 2008 01:38 PM CDT

CHICO — A brush fire reported at 11 a.m. is being fought on a ranch located at the end of Munjar Road, north of Chico.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Church sets youth 'Summer Slam' The youth group at First Assembly of God of Chico, Adrenaline, invites young people ages 12 to 18 to attend a "Summer Slam" from 6 to 9 p.

Senior Planner

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Viking Football Camp scheduled

Posted: 31 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Viking Football Camp is designed to give freshman, junior varsity and varsity football players the basic understanding of fundamentals and schemes used in the Pleasant Valley High football program.

Think gas prices are high? Try $11 in Turkey

Posted: 31 May 2008 02:02 AM CDT

PARIS (AP) — Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10.

Two seniors get OK walk in graduation

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Two Willows High School seniors — who were reportedly good students but who hadn't passed the state exit exam — will be allowed to participate with their classmates at the graduation ceremony next Friday because of a

Waitin' for the big one

Posted: 31 May 2008 12:42 AM CDT

A large catfish jumps (Photo No. 1) into Horseshoe Lake Friday from trucks from The Fishery in Galt in preparation for today's Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs event in upper Bidwell Park.

Friday, May 30, 2008

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Attorney, prosecutor compete for Glenn judge's bench

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

WILLOWS — In one of Glenn County's major election races this year, the choice Tuesday for Superior Court judge is between two candidates whose experiences are in distinctive arenas of the law.

Burglary suspects caught quickly with public help

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

CHICO — With help from the public, police arrested three burglary suspects Tuesday morning within minutes of two reported break-ins.

Burn ban ordered in Butte County

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A ban on burning vegetative waste in the unincorporated areas of Butte County has been ordered by fire officials, effective Monday.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Annette Violet Baker The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Annette Violet Baker for a felony warrant charging her with assault with a deadly weapon with

Correction

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

The time for Hamilton City High School's graduation was misstated in the list of area graduations published May 28.

DUI arrests up over long Memorial Day weekend

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

CHICO — A checkpoint and a stepped-up police patrol over the long Memorial Day weekend netted the arrest of six people for suspected driving under the influence in Chico.

Daily Planner: May 30

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Events CITY PLAZA: 31st annual Friday Night Concert series in Chico's City Plaza. Hosted by the Downtown Chico Business Association.

Early traffic: No reported problems

Posted: 29 May 2008 09:37 AM CDT

Both the roads and the skies are looking clear early this morning. No traffic problems have been reported in Butte or Glenn county as of 7:30 a.

Editorial: Young anglers can get hooked

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

As any angler will tell you, there are no guarantees in fishing. Some days, you can sit there all day and never get a bite.

Glad to be grads: Paradise graduation a silly-sweet celebration

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE — When Paradise High School Principal Mike Lerch presented the graduating class of 2008, the eruption of silly string, beach balls, caps and confetti, and the accompanying screaming cheer surprised the audience.

Glenn voters' palette full of supervisor choices

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County citizens are looking at two and possibly three new members on the Board of Supervisors.

Incumbent, former mayor vying for 1st District seat

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The incumbent is facing Oroville's former mayor in the race for the Butte County 1st supervisorial district.

Incumbent, town councilor and neophyte seek 5th District seat

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Three people are running to be county supervisor in the 5th District for Butte County, which is centered on Paradise and the upper ridge.

Interstate 5 closures in Sacramento start tonight

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Six weeks of intermittent full closures of parts of Interstate 5 though Sacramento begin tonight.

It's a dirty job

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

But somebody must clean Sycamore Pool at One-Mile Recreation Area. City of Chico workers did just that on Thursday.

Letter: Assemblyman explains endorsement

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

I wanted to clear up some misrepresentations about my endorsement for the state Assembly. First of all, my opinion is simply my opinion.

Letter: Break up the good old boy network

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

In the 5th District supervisor race, ridge residents have a clear choice. They can vote for Kim Yamaguchi, an old-school good old boy developer toady with a failed redistricting scheme and a recall attempt on his resume.

Letter: Conserving resources the best approach

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

In a Toronto speech in 2001, according to the book "Crimes Against Nature," by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney said, "Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it should not be the basis of comprehensive energy policy.

Letter: District 1 editorial hit the mark

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Your editorial about the District 1 supervisors race was so right on. Kudos for telling it like it is.

Letter: Donation helps women, children

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

The Esplanade House would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Soroptimist International of Chico for their generous monetary donation supporting the Child Development Center and GED program at the Esplanade House.

Letter: Herger turns back on veterans

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The new G.I. Bill, recently approved in the Senate by a 75-22 vote, is now heading to the House. This bill will bring present-day benefits to our veterans, helping them cope with the challenges they face reconnecting with society.

Letter: Judge should reduce Wright's sentence

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

My hopes I had for Gregory Wright's appeal process are quickly fading. His court-appointed appellate lawyer is so casual and apparently disinterested that it makes me angry yet powerless.

Letter: Mobile home owners should reject 98

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Proposition 98 is concerned with improper use of eminent domain. However, buried deep in the language is a sentence that would eliminate any form of rent control for tenants of apartments, homes and mobile home park spaces.

Letter: Neighborhoods at risk in Orland

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Orland's partial solution to its budget crunch may involve cramming a 34-home subdivision, Creekside Estates, into an area originally designated for about 15 homes.

Letter: Poppy fundraiser a great success

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary of Chico No. 1555 would like to thank the generous people of Chico for making our "Buddy Poppy Days" a great success.

Letter: Shoppers shouldn't finance greed

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

A downtown parking problem is one thing. Fleecing downtown shoppers to create several grossly overpaid, non-productive, quasi-government jobs is quite another matter and a drain on our community's finances.

Letter: Somebody needs to question candidates

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

A May 11 letter by Pamela Mayerle exclaimed the audacity of an editorial to question Sen. Barack Obama's judgment and fitness for office.

Letter: Supervisor confused on water issue

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Everyone who owns land around Paradise Lake or lives above Magalia Dam should know that at the May 2 Upper Ridge Coordinating Council forum, Supervisor Kim Yamaguchi said he favored raising Paradise Lake to increase water storage, and not repairing,

Letter: Thousands discover rare art collection

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Thanks to the wonderful collaboration between the community, Chico State University and Far West Heritage Association, nearly 7,000 people enjoyed this year's "The Treasures of the Turner.

Letter: Time for Clinton to give up the dance

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Another day, another misstep by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Surely now, there are fewer followers of hers that could or would condone her most recent remarks.

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Car wash helps hit-and-run victim's family CHICO — The friends of Kristopher Garrett will hold a donation car wash 10 a.

Local firms await honors: Eight among valley's 'top 100'

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — Eight local firms will be among 100 honored next month as the top companies in California's Central Valley.

Measure L asks Willows voters to fund school improvements

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Voters in Willows will decide Tuesday whether to approve a $20.7 million school bond measure to allow for improvements at Willows Unified School District campuses.

Metallic balloon ban clears Senate

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

A bill that would ban the sale of helium-filled metallic balloons passed through the state Senate Thursday with a vote of 22-17.

Nuts keep rolling, win eighth straight

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE —Yolo Post 77 had no problem clearing the Cowan Park fences Thursday afternoon while blasting three solo home runs.

Outlaws look for first win in home opener

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Opening night at Nettleton Stadium has arrived for the Outlaws, who are 0-4 and very much a work in progress.

Police Report

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES May 22 — 3500 block of The Esplanade. Extensive loss. Reported at 5:29 p.

Rose garden tour set

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The 14th annual progressive Rose Garden Tour sponsored by the Butte Rose Society will be held on June 7.

Sidelines: Hydroplane races set for Oroville

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Racers from all over the western United States will take part in the American Power Boat Association 2008 Western Divisional Pro Outboard Hydroplane Championships at the South Thermalito Forebay Recreation Area in Oroville this weekend.

Six seek congressional seat Doolittle vacating

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With John Doolittle retiring from his long-held position as 4th District congressman, six candidates — four Republicans and two Democrats — are vying for the seat that includes part of Butte County.

Sow There: Making room for the fresh

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The cycle of the seasons can be reflected by the contents of your freezer. A few weeks ago, the bulk of the tomato plants were placed in the ground in my garden.

State grants aim to cover a range of public safety needs

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Public safety agencies in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties will benefit from grants just announced by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Chico's 'Hooked on Fishing' kids event at Horseshoe Lake is Saturday

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

All area kids age 14 and under are invited to the 16th annual "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" free children's fishing day, being held Saturday from 7 a.

Teens seeking to buy booze turned away from ridge stores

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE — Teens seeking to buy booze were turned away at each of six businesses they visited Wednesday night in an undercover sting operation conducted by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Three Democrats seek Herger's spot

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Three Democrats with very different backgrounds are vying for a shot at unseating 2nd District Congressman Wally Herger, R-Chico.

Three in running for 4th District seat open in January

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Three candidates are seeking the Butte County District 4 supervisor's seat, a post left open by Curt Josiassen's decision not to seek re-election.

Triathlon work ironing a smoother reputation

Posted: 30 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

"Ironman" is that term every bit as prevalent in the triathlon world as "ballplayer" is in the realm of baseball.

Two supervisors seek 3rd Assembly seat

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

The two Republicans hoping to succeed Rick Keene in the state Assembly are both county supervisors who call themselves conservative.

Will residency issue be enough to stop Nielsen?

Posted: 30 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

When the candidate list for the 2nd Assembly District Republican primary was set this spring, it looked like a rout rather than a race.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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BEC documents accepted in suit to drill wells

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A judge in Glenn County has accepted documents filed by the Butte Environmental Council in a lawsuit challenging an irrigation district's plan to drill seven wells.

Benefit game scores big time for CUSD

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

CHICO — Since baseball was the theme for the Chico Unified School District's first major fundraiser Wednesday to help combat budget restraints, local officials won't mind hailing the event as one heck of a way to get on base.

Bid for new trial after completing sentence rejected

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Butte County judge Wednesday denied an unusual request to allow an Oroville man who has already served his eight-year prison sentence to withdraw his plea and stand trial on charges which could carry more than 50 years behind bars.

Bomb threat on bus forces evacuation of two Orland blocks

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Comments from a passenger that a bomb had been planted in the engine compartment of a Glenn Ride bus Wednesday afternoon prompted the evacuation of nearly two square blocks in downtown Orland.

Butte breaks ground on new building

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY — Butte College held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a new $23.5 million student and general services building on the main campus.

Chico Masonic Lodge award teachers, staff of year

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO — With the end of the school year comes Chico Masonic organization's annual teachers recognition and awards night, this year held May 15.

Chico State conducts active shooter drill

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police at Chico State University tested a new phone emergency alert system and conducted an "active shooter" response drill Wednesday.

Daily Planner: May 29

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKET: 6-9 p.m. Downtown Chico, Broadway from Second to Fifth streets.

Daily Planner: May 30

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Events CITY PLAZA: 31st annual Friday Night Concert series in Chico's City Plaza. Hosted by the Downtown Chico Business Association.

Early traffic: Semi-trucks crash on Highway 70

Posted: 28 May 2008 10:38 AM CDT

Two semi-trucks have collided in the intersection of Ophir Road and Highway 70, just south of Oroville Just before 8:30 a.

Editorial: Fitness fight finally flattens

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Encouraging news has been in short supply in this country's battle with obesity, but we finally heard some this week — an affirmation that some truly heroic efforts are working.

Humane Society shelter is seeing a rash of cats

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico's cat population seems to be getting out of control this spring and staff at Butte Humane Society shelter are among the first to see the impact.

It's OK to wish for the impossible

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

We all do it. We dream about the kind of car we'd like to own. We think about our dream homes and where we would live if we had the bucks.

Letter: Conelly has solid record as supervisor

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

We are getting closer to the election and desperate campaigners are bombarding us with negative ads that distort the truth.

Letter: Councilor's e-mail not a violation

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

I try not to get involved in my wife's political affairs — not more then a few performances to help raise funds, doing extra chores around the house and agreeing to dig in the savings for signs.

Letter: Huffman has right qualities

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

This is just a simple note in advance of the election to point out, for those who do not know her, some key things about Robin Huffman, who is running for county supervisor representing the ridge.

Letter: Mental health program in jeopardy

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Just a small correction regarding Do-It Leisure's programs. The many Do-It Leisure programs for people with developmental disabilities are open for business.

Letter: Veterans memorial a fitting tribute

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Construction of the veterans memorial in Oroville has finally begun. After several years of efforts by Stu Shaner and Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly and supporters, it is now a reality.

Local briefs

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Water speakers in Chico Friday CHICO — Water talk will take place 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W.

Outlaws Preview: 2008 GBL Outlook

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CALGARY VIPERS 2007 RECORD: 50-46 in the Northern League MANAGER: Mike Busch (Third season) OUTLOOK: Having already been conditioned for the GBL's salary-cap increase because of their move from the Northern League, the Vipers have a high-profile

Outlaws Preview: A matter of seconds

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

There won't be much talk at all this season about the Outlaws having the chance to repeat as Golden Baseball League champions later on if first-year manager Jon Macalutas can help it.

Outlaws Preview: Hitting will be balancing act

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

For new Chico Outlaws hitting coach Chris Corso, there's an almost paradoxical approach to what he wants from his lineup.

Outlaws Preview: It's a return year for Garcia

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Lino Garcia is finding it hard to feel his age. No matter which spot he's expected to fill in the lineup, the 24-year-old Venezuelan is, in baseball years, one of the Outlaws' elder statesmen.

Outlaws Preview: Jacey at the helm of off-field changes

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Curt Jacey is all about the league. And he's much more concerned with what goes on in the stands and the concourses than he is with who's not hitting well with runners in scoring position.

Outlaws Preview: Staying on path key for pitchers

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Reece Borges' first four days in the Outlaws' dugout weren't likely what he envisioned. Four of his pitchers have returned from the trip to Yuma, Ariz.

Park budget cuts mean loss of personnel

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO -- The across-the-board 7.5 percent budget reductions the city is embracing means the loss of bodies to the Park Division.

School time

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Honors Cil Hauer, a teacher at Neal Dow School who will retire this year after 42 years, was chosen as Beta Tau's Educator of the Year.

Sidelines: Adult soccer leagues offered

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Off The Wall Soccer Arena is accepting registration for the upcoming adult summer session that begins the week of June 9-15.

They entered school as freshmen, but graduate Champions

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — As close as a family, as separate as 21 individuals can be, the students of Champion Christian School's class of 2008 will now go their separate ways after graduating Wednesday evening.

Treaty seeks to ban cluster bombs within 8 years

Posted: 28 May 2008 03:33 PM CDT

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Diplomats from more than 100 nations agreed on a treaty today to ban current types of cluster bombs and require the destruction of stockpiles within eight years.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 29 May 2008 02:17 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, May 28, 2008

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'Everybody Loves Opal' a quirky comedy with a dream cast

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:49 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Former soap opera star and local actress Teal Dougherty leads the cast of "Everybody Loves Opal" in the quirky comedy opening tonight at the Theatre on the Ridge.

<b>Local Briefs</b>

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Parolee arrested after chase ORLAND — A parolee-at-large was arrested Saturday after he failed to stop his vehicle for an officer and was briefly pursued to the Newville Road offramp on northbound Interstate 5.

Art Briefs: Avenue 9 Gallery seeks images; Cartooning, animation workshop held in Oroville

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:47 PM CDT

CHICO — Painters and photographers are invited to submit up to three images for consideration in Avenue 9 Gallery's "Heritage Trails" exhibit by June 14.

Biblio File: Bucks Lake: A guide to an almost forgotten past

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:47 PM CDT

Plumas County native Scott J. Lawson edited several "Images of America" books on the region and has now produced "Saga of a Mountain Meadow: A History of Bucks Ranch and Bucks Lake" ($19.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 29, 2008

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:47 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.

CIA planning for al-Qaida "succession crisis"

Posted: 27 May 2008 11:30 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is making "a big and continual push" to capture or kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organization's menace, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview.

Chico artist shows stunning jewelry in New York exhibit

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:48 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico jeweler and metalsmith Susan Chin is now showing pieces from her "Crusted Ebony" series at the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York City in its exhibition, "Pan Pacific: A Spotlight on Asian Techniques and Influences in Contemporary Studio

Clues sought in Chico teen's death

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the death of a Chico teenager who died early Monday morning on Dayton Road, north of Hegan Lane.

Community Roundup: Heat win two games in tourney

Posted: 28 May 2008 12:18 AM CDT

The Chico Blazin Heat eighth-grade team went 2-2 at the 19th annual Pacific Northwest AAU Boys Basketball Tournament in Reno, Nev.

Correction for May 28

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

A story in Tuesday's paper incorrectly identified the location where a 17-year-old Chico boy was found dead early Monday morning.

Daily Planner: May 28

Posted: 27 May 2008 11:31 PM CDT

Performances BENEFIT PERFORMANCE AT CHICO CABARET: 7:30 p.m. "Jesus Christ Superstar." 2201 Pillsbury Road.

Daily Planner: May 29

Posted: 27 May 2008 11:31 PM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKET: 6-9 p.m. Downtown Chico, Broadway from Second to Fifth streets.

Early traffic: No collisions, but road work could be a pain

Posted: 27 May 2008 09:31 AM CDT

While no traffic accidents have been reported in the area, roadwork could still cause traffic pain. The California Highway Patrol says as of 7:30 a.

Editorial: Do homework for Tuesday's election

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Tuesday's election is right around the corner, yet it appears many voters are barely paying attention.

Glenn's Most Wanted for May 28

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Jorge Luis Sanchez The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jorge Luis Sanchez for being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violations.

He Said/She Said Movie Review: New 'Indiana Jones' movie a fun adventure with old friends

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:47 PM CDT

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" stars Harrison Ford as the archeologist/adventurer who sets out once again to find an obscure artifact with unknown powers, this time a skull made of materials that were likely not the product of

High school graduation season starts today

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Diplomas will be handed out at more than a dozen area high schools over the next two weeks. The following is a list of dates, times and places for many of the ceremonies: Today Champion Christian School, 7 p.

Letters: Proposition 99 the best option

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Proposition 98 on Tuesday's ballot is an attempt to put one over on the voters of California. Under the guise of protecting residents from losing their homes through eminent domain, this proposed constitutional amendment would phase out rent control

Letters: Put problem back in legislators' lap

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

I read in the paper where some legislators want to impose a "temporary" sales tax of 1 percent or 2 percent to solve the budget crisis.

Letters: Snub a slap in the face to veterans

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

I have found it very distressing that your publication has chosen to completely ignore a very important event that occurred in Chico on Saturday, May 17.

Letters: Where's the outcry over water decisions?

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Why is the state Department of Water Resources making so many bad decisions about water management lately?

Music Feature: Old-time fiddle music strums its way into people's hearts

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:47 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Appalachia, home of the Blue Ridge Mountains, coal mining, and greasy lovin' from the oven, may be poor in economics but it is rich in culture.

Music Review: Crystal Gayle sings pure country at Silver Dollar Fair

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:50 PM CDT

CHICO -- Platinum recording artist and Grammy Award winning singer Crystal Gayle took the stage as coolly as the evening's breeze opening night of the Silver Dollar Fair.

Paradise tree ordinance changes to go into effect

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Paradise Town Council adopted changes to the town's tree ordinance Tuesday. The ordinance was approved unanimously as part of the council's consent agenda, according to Mayor Alan White.

Piano may offer clues in homicide case

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- Sonoma County Sheriff's investigators believe a piano sold recently by a homicide suspect from Chico might help them understand why he allegedly killed his grandfather last week.

Program seeks to divert treasures from the trash

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — For some, the days after the end of the college semester are like a neighborhood-wide yard sale, without needing to pull dollars and quarters out of pocket.

Project next to Annie's Glen considered

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

It's one of the biggest lots in that area of East Third Street, and it offers an asset that only a few others on the street can — access to Bidwell Park and Big Chico Creek.

Sidelines: Free physicals for athletes offered

Posted: 28 May 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Free physicals will be offered to all athletes interested in playing sports at Oroville and Las Plumas High Schools next school year.

Six-vehicle crash kills five people

Posted: 27 May 2008 11:30 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES -- A child was in critical condition and two other children and two adults were stable Tuesday after a fiery six-vehicle crash that killed three children and two other people, police said.

Supervisor campaigns funded with self support

Posted: 28 May 2008 04:44 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Among the six candidates for Butte County supervisor who have filed documents listing their campaign contributors and expenses, a large class of funding is personal loans.

Theater Briefs: Cabaret shows 'Jesus Christ Superstar;' Chico children's choir seeks members

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:47 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Jesus Christ Superstar" is playing at the Chico Cabaret Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from today through June 28.

Tornado leaves path of destruction in northern Iowa

Posted: 27 May 2008 11:30 PM CDT

PARKERSBURG, Iowa -- Fred Everts held back tears as he surveyed a pile of splintered wood and metal scraps that the day before had been his and his wife's home.

Wildcats welcome three to women's hoops

Posted: 28 May 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Chico State women's basketball coach Molly Goodenbour has announced the signing of three players who will attend Chico State beginning this fall.

Workshops set on possible wood-burning rules

Posted: 28 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Two more workshops on proposed changes to air quality rules that could limit fireplace and older woodstove use will be held this evening in Oroville and Thursday in Chico.

calendar for May 29-june 4

Posted: 27 May 2008 07:47 PM CDT

Thursday, MAY 29 Music/Nightclubs CAFE CODA: The Shimmies, Red Giant, The Delta Mirror, Mute Witness.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Ads may give Butte bus riders more shelters

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

Bus shelters countywide may soon display ads as part of a tradeoff transit officials hope will result in dozens of new shelters.

China worries about flood threat in quake zone

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:08 PM CDT

ANXIAN, China (AP) — Soldiers operated earth-moving equipment Tuesday as other lugged explosives deep into China's disaster zone, preparing to blow up earthquake debris blocking a river whose rising waters threatened already-devastated towns

Daily Planner: May 27

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

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

Daily Planner: May 28

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

Performances BENEFIT PERFORMANCE AT CHICO CABARET: 7:30 p.m. "Jesus Christ Superstar." 2201 Pillsbury Road.

Director Sydney Pollack dies at 73 in Los Angeles

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:08 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy "Tootsie" and the period drama "Out of Africa," has died.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Bales, Edwards win 43rd annual Butte Creek Men's Invitational

Posted: 27 May 2008 12:28 AM CDT

The team of Bill Bales and Sean Edwards laid claim to the low net title of the 43rd annual Butte Creek CC Men's Invitational Tournament.

Editorial: No on 98, yes on 99

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:08 PM CDT

There are two propositions on the June 3 ballot that seem at first glance to be about the same thing.

Holmes' mission of music: In Innerview, teacher works to keep music alive

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

CHICO — Band teacher Dan Holmes is on a mission. A musical mission, that is. "I need to keep the music programs in the schools alive," Holmes said on a warm May afternoon at a coffee shop.

Letter: Judges know more than lawyers?

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

So the California Supreme Court has decided, 4-3, that our state Constitution allows homosexual marriage.

Letter: Our legislators don't care

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

We are disappointed in our Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa and state Sen. Sam Aanestad here in Butte County.

Letter: Try again on cat-dog ordinance

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

I commend the four Butte County supervisors who sensibly chose to delay last week's vote on an ill-conceived "cat-dog" ordinance.

Letter: Victims aren't to blame in a disaster

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

Naturally it was flood victims themselves who are to be blamed for their hardships endured during Hurricane Katrina.

Local Roundup: Brown wins 200-lap Enduro race for seventh time

Posted: 27 May 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Wes Brown of Chico won his seventh Silver Dollar Fair 200-lap Enduro race at Silver Dollar Speedway on Monday, his fifth straight win in the 10th annual event.

On Foot: Where would we be without trails? Lost!

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

June 7 will be the 16th annual National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Association. Across the country, volunteers will turn out by the hundreds along trails from the nearby Tahoe Rim Trail at 8,000 feet, along the sands of Rio Grande

Sidelines: Nor Cal Wrestling Camps offered

Posted: 27 May 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Nor Cal Wrestling Camps offers a camp at the EV Free Recreational Facility at 1193 Filbert Ave. from June 9-12, 10:30 a.

Teen found dead on Durham-Dayton Highway

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

CHICO -- Authorities are hoping to get help in their investigation of how a 17-year-old boy was killed before dawn Monday on Durham-Dayton Highway.

Teen killed in hit-and-run

Posted: 26 May 2008 06:44 PM CDT

A 17-year-old boy was killed by a hit-and-run driver early today. The unidentified Chico boy was found just after 4:30 a.

Tenant tenacity: You welcomed them in, now they won't leave &mdash; What do you do?

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:09 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- When a Kelly Ridge resident let a woman stay in one of her houses, she didn't know she would have to hire an attorney to get her out.

U.N. hopeful on getting aid to Myanmar survivors

Posted: 26 May 2008 11:08 PM CDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. officials expressed hope Monday they will soon be able to get help to more than 1 million cyclone survivors still waiting for food and shelter, if Myanmar's ruling junta keeps its promise to let foreign aid workers

Veterans gone, but not forgotten

Posted: 27 May 2008 03:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- For Tamela "Lynn" Clark, it was a day to remember a dreadful knock at the door. For Connie Rios, it was a day to visit with her 20-year-old brother, who stopped getting older in 1971.

Monday, May 26, 2008

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At CSUC ceremony, citizens honored for contributions

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Ken Grossman and Marilyn Warrens were given honorary doctorates for their contributions to the community during the second day of Chico State University's graduation ceremonies Sunday.

Bangor man hurt in motorcycle crash

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

MARYSVILLE — A 52-year-old Bangor man lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown into a ditch on Loma Rica Road west of Marysville Road Saturday night, according to a release from the California Highway Patrol.

But This is Chico: Tours have evolved at Bidwell Mansion

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Apparently, in the early years of Bidwell Mansion's incarnation as a state historic park there were no tours.

Ceremonies today honor nation's fallen

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Ceremonies are planned throughout the area to mark Memorial Day, which honors those who fell in defense of our country.

Daily Planner: May 27

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

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

Editorial: Connelly merits a second term

Posted: 25 May 2008 11:38 PM CDT

The longtime squabble between the city of Oroville and Butte County has spilled over into the county supervisors race.

Finding friendship: A soldier's tale

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:10 AM CDT

CHICO -- Sixty-three years ago, Virgil Garrison dodged enemy fire as he climbed a hill in the jungles of New Guinea.

Five found dead inside Orange County home

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

SAN CLEMENTE -- Homicide detectives on Sunday were investigating the deaths of five family members left undiscovered for weeks at a home in a gated community that overlooks the ocean in Orange County, authorities said.

Friends can help you quit smoking

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES -- The urge to smoke is contagious, but quitting apparently is, too. A team of researchers who showed that obesity can spread person-to-person has found a similar pattern with smoking cessation: A smoker is more likely to kick the habit

Inmate found dead early Sunday morning

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An inmate in the Butte County Jail was found dead early Sunday morning of an apparent hanging.

Inmate found dead in Butte County Jail

Posted: 26 May 2008 02:02 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An inmate in the Butte County Jail was found dead early Sunday morning of an apparent hanging.

It's family day at the Silver Dollar Fair

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — Today is family day at Silver Dollar Fair in south Chico. Admission is $7 for those ages 13-64, $5 for those 65 and older, $3 for those 6-12, and free for those 6 and younger.

Larson wins Civil War race at Silver Dollar Speedway

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Kyle Larson won the 30-lap A feature race Sunday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in the fourth race of the season for the California Sprint Car Civil War Series.

Last known WWI veteran honored for Memorial Day

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last known living American-born veteran of World War I, was honored Sunday at the Liberty Memorial during Memorial Day weekend celebrations.

Letter: Article biased in favor of Proposition 98

Posted: 25 May 2008 11:38 PM CDT

I am a mobile home park resident and I am appalled at the way the article reporting on the Butte County Mobilehome Owners Association (BCOMA) news conference on "no on Proposition 98" was formatted.

Letter: Clean power leaves a stench

Posted: 25 May 2008 11:38 PM CDT

The fire at the cogeneration plant in Oroville will quickly disappear from the headlines. However, if the accident in October is any indication, residents will suffer from residual smoke and smell for months.

Letter: Community helps Chico Women's Club

Posted: 25 May 2008 11:38 PM CDT

The giving community of Chico stepped up to the plate again. We thank the generous donations of more then 75 local businesses, artists and practitioners to the Chico Women's Club raffle fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations.

Letter: Media just spews propaganda

Posted: 25 May 2008 11:38 PM CDT

George Roy's recent letter, "With power comes responsibility," performs the popular propaganda technique of attacking the source, the New York Times, instead of addressing the substance of the letter and news article he wrote about.

Monkeys show off their social skills

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- Just like any job, succeeding in monkey business is all about maximizing your skill sets. Mickey seems to have that figured out.

NASA spacecraft successfully lands on Mars

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:11 AM CDT

PASADENA -- A NASA spacecraft plunged into the atmosphere of Mars and successfully landed in the Red Planet's northern polar region on Sunday, where it will begin 90 days of digging in the permafrost to look for evidence of the building blocks of

News from Our Past

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Home buyer fee' snags panel; report delayed' The special committee studying a "home buyer" fee for Chico schools was to have a recommendation ready for county

Nuts put up two victories at Red Bluff tournament

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Drew Sullivan-Hames pitched a five-inning, two-hit shutout with five strikeouts as the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team beat Santa Rosa 10-0 Sunday morning at the Red Bluff tournament, and the Nuts followed that up with a 9-2 win over the

Park Commission has short agenda Tuesday

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — There are only two items on the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission's agenda for this week and neither is controversial.

Price of fair admission includes fun science lesson

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — There are certain staples to a day at the fair such as food on a stick, carnival rides, animals and the beer booth.

Scorpions defeat Outlaws with walk-off hit

Posted: 26 May 2008 12:36 AM CDT

The Yuma Scorpions got a game-winning single from A.J. Valentine in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday in the town of Blythe to beat the Chico Outlaws 3-2 and sweep their four-game, season-opening weekend series.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

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ALL ABOUT US: Memorial Day &mdash; Keeping the flame of memory alive

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

I was running errands with my son the other day, and was handed a handmade paper poppy by one of the women of the American Legion Auxiliary.

American Indians show their culture in 11th annual Oroville Powwow

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — American Indians gathered on the lawn of Plumas Avenue School for the 11th Oroville Powwow Saturday.

Boy Scout always prepared, sort of

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

At my core, I have to admit, I am something of a Boy Scout. It's not that I collect merit badges, wear a cute little uniform or escort little old ladies across the street.

Chico, Paradise teens head to Girls State

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

PARADISE — American Legion Auxiliary of Paradise will sponsor two delegates to California Girls State to be held June 22-28 at Pitzer College in Claremont.

Correction

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

In Saturday's Northern Section track and field championship story, page 1C, the Chico High boys 1,600-meter relay team was not mentioned.

Daily Planner: May 25

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Events SILVER DOLLAR FAIR: 2357 Fair St., Chico. Gates and exhibit buildings open 10 a.m. Admission $7 adults, seniors $5 (65 plus), children 6-12 $3, under 6 free.

Dave Davies' column: Memorial weekend is for racing

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

If you happen to go to the Silver Dollar Fair this Memorial Day weekend, and you're over there during the evening wondering what to do next, I recommend checking out the races at Silver Dollar Speedway if you've never seen them.

Editorial: Lambert poised to be supervisor

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Butte County Supervisor Curt Josiassen of Richvale is retiring after 12 years in office, but 4th District voters are fortunate there's an experienced leader waiting to step in.

Farm sanctuary tours set Monday

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

ORLAND — Farm Sanctuary will give free guided tours of its 300-acre shelter west of Orland during its Memorial Day open house Monday.

Flashbacks From Here And There: Bill Talbitzer - A Man to be remembered, Part Two.

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Books from Talbitzer's prolific pen included four well researched volumes on local history accompanied by photographs of those days of yore.

Flashbacks From Here And There: Bill Talbitzer - A man to be remembered

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

The eye-catching jacket cover of the 9x11-inch volume in front of me is titled "Butte County, an Illustrated History by Bill Talbitzer, an Agricultural Empire born in the Gold Rush.

Gates open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today for Silver Dollar Fair

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO -- Gates are open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at the Silver Dollar Fair in south Chico. Regular admission is $7 for those ages 13-64, $5 for those 65 and older, $3 for those 6-12, and free for those 6 and younger.

Graduates all aglow: Rain doesn't dampen Chico State ceremonies

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Friends and family of Chico State University graduates converged upon University Stadium Saturday to celebrate the accomplishments of students in the 2008 class, the 118th group to take part in commencement ceremonies.

Letter: $4 gas an opportunity for change

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The editorial "$4 gas could be a tipping point" was perhaps the best I have read in your newspaper. It makes sense that the cost of gas, as well as the results of our carbon emissions, are pushing us to "re-examine our car culture.

Letter: Apartment owners beat out homeowners

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

We regret to announce that Ceres Park did not pass. The good news was that the majority of residential voters voted yes this time.

Letter: Chico rentals deteriorating rapidly

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

My husband and I moved to Butte County 25 years ago. I worked while he attended Chico State University.

Letter: Editorial shows civic awareness

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

I would like to commend the E-R editorial staff for its editorial on Shubert's ice cream business. The editorial not only caught the flavor approach of the Shubert's establishment in our community, but focused on the fact it is a family-owned small

Letter: Immersion program a wise choice

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Two years ago I announced plans to enroll my daughter in Rosedale's dual immersion program. Friends questioned this based on the school's low test scores and while I was concerned, I decided to trust the research that demonstrated superior academic

Letter: Look to Midwest for oil

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Now that president has had his hat handed to him by our Saudi "friends," it's time to realize that we have no "friends" when it comes to oil and money.

Letter: Music cuts will hurt children

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

I had the privilege of attending Parkview Elementary School's spring concert. The beginning band, advanced band and choir under the direction of Vickie Triplett put on a wonderful show.

Letter: Proposition 98 protects private property

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

California is among the biggest abusers of eminent domain in the nation and the problem is only getting worse.

Letter: See history in Butte Creek Canyon

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Many north state residents have probably never taken the time to visit one of our area's great hidden treasures — the Colman Museum and Old Centerville School House.

Letter: This isn't the Bay Area

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

It seems the City Council as a group, with the guidance of the best and brightest in the city, say "stick it to them.

Letter: Volunteer enforcement has familiar ring

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The Enterprise-Record's front-page article Tuesday induced a deep chill. It began: "A new city program would let neighbors keep tabs on those living a few blocks away.

Local Roundup: Bauhs wins national 5k title, Wildcats take 10th

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Chico State junior Scott Bauhs won the 5,000-meter run to claim another national championship and All-American honors, leading the Wildcats to a 10th-place overall Saturday at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in Walnut.

Memorial Day services set for Monday

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Memorial Day services will be held Monday in Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Willows and Gridley. CHICO — Two ceremonies are planned, 10 a.

No drama this time as Outlaws remain winless

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Whether it's a tribute to their strong tradition or a signal of some unusually dark days to come, the Outlaws are 0-3 for the first time in team history.

No points, no problem: Croft cashes in

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — The drivers participating in the 360 open winged division weren't battling for points Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Parts of Interstate 5 in Sacramento will close for repairs

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:17 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Starting Friday, the biggest mess in Sacramento isn't going to be the Legislature. Off and on into July, parts of Interstate 5, the main north-south corridor though the capitol city, will be closed completely.

People on the Street

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

How have fairs changed since you were a kid? Asked Thursday at the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico. Barbara Young Instructional aide, Chico When we were kids, we could be on our own at the fair.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Skyway EAST OF CHICO — At Spanish Gardens Drive, closure of the westbound right lane can be expected 9 a.

Saving ruts: Citizen - Piece of area's history needs protection

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Many of the drivers speeding up the Humboldt Road hill east of Chico probably don't know that just paces away is carved history.

Senior's lamb pays for semester in college

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Lindsay Book, a senior at Durham High School, picked up $1,767 for her first semester of college with the help of a 114-pound lamb Saturday.

Surviving Humboldt Road feature linked to Chico-Oroville fuss

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Besides the wagon ruts and the swale-like remnant through the disc golf course, another stretch of the Humboldt Wagon Road is still visible east of Chico: the "county seat grade.

The Bookshelf: "Bats At The Beach"

Posted: 25 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

"The rising moon can grow no fatter/as sky lights up with gleeful chatter" That would be the bats, getting together their buckets, blankets, books and towels and heading for the moonlit beach.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

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Butte graduates 'intentional' class

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY — Butte College President Diana Van Der Ploeg compelled graduates to live life with intent Friday evening.

Chickenpox strikes youngsters at some local schools

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chickenpox has been striking children at some local schools. Sue Nowell, a health aide at Neal Dow Elementary School in Chico, said there were six suspected cases this month at her school.

Chico State graduation set for today and Sunday

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- Commencement ceremonies at Chico State University begin at 9 a.m. today and Sunday in University Stadium, off Warner Street.

Copter plays 52 pickup at Lookout

Posted: 24 May 2008 04:50 AM CDT

PARADISE — A giant helicopter normally used for logging operations hovered over Lookout Point Friday morning, plucking one smashed vehicle after another — 52 in all — from Butte Creek canyon.

Daily Planner: May 24

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

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

Early traffic: Everything looking good

Posted: 23 May 2008 09:39 AM CDT

Except for continuing road work in various locations, there are no reported traffic problems in Butte or Glenn county as of 7:30 a.

Fair bears are huge, strong, furry and fun to watch

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Sometimes a person's life is staring them in the face from an early age. That was the case with Johnny Welde, who is in town this week for the Silver Dollar Fair with his son and a truckload of tawny colored European brown bears.

Four escape serious injury in rollover

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- A Chico driver and her three passengers escaped serious injuries when their Toyota Camry rolled over on Honey Run Road at 10:15 a.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

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

Glenn officials criticize state budget inaction

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Grumbles and gripes rippled through a meeting Thursday night as dozens of officials in Glenn County complained about the state fiscal crisis.

Identified flying object

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

The International Space Station streaks across the sky above Horseshoe Lake in Bidwell Park at 9:34 p.

Junior livestock auction is today at Silver Dollar Fair

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- The junior livestock auction will be held today at the Silver Dollar Fair. Admission to the fair is $7 for those ages 13-64, $5 for those 65 and older, $3 for those 6-12, and free for those 6 and younger.

Keep track of medications

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Here are some tips to prevent errors in following our doctors' prescriptions: Carry a list of medications you are taking and why you are taking them, in case you are in an emergency and the attending physician needs to know your medical history

Letters: Learn from Butte Creek's success story

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

The ocean is not even half the problem with the salmon declines. Although Butte Creek spring-run salmon have been slightly below average the last two years, the population remains very robust.

Letters: Make smoke-free housing a priority

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Second-hand smoke is a big problem in my apartment. My friends smoke and it seeps into my apartment from theirs.

Letters: Silence the drumbeats of war

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

As you know, the Bush administration and its surrogates keep making increasingly incendiary comments about Iran.

Letters: Unknown looks promising in 5th District

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

How to vote in the Butte County 5th District supervisors race? Kim Yamaguchi, a likeable fellow, has been ineffective.

Local Roundup: Montez wins national title in 3k run

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Chico State senior Sarah Montez won the women's 3,000 meters Friday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Walnut, crossing the line in 9 minutes, 39.

Magalia homes hit with gunfire

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- Homes on Carnegie Road and Chestnut Circle were hit with gunfire early Friday morning in incidents that Butte County Sheriff's investigators believe are related.

Natural Wonders: Most rattlesnake bites are truly accidental

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Although it was unfortunate that 11-year-old Kevin of Oroville was bitten by a baby rattlesnake March 28, it was an unusual encounter.

Not shabby, Shubert's

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO — If nothing else, the litany of e-mailed comments to "Good Morning America" should make the Shubert's Ice Cream clan proud.

Oroville girls head for state

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

COTTONWOOD — The Oroville High girls 1,600-meter relay team now has to make plans for its trip to Cerritos College and the CIF state championships in Norwalk.

Outlaws blow big lead, lose on walk-off again

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

The Chico Outlaws probably won't get to hang on to Chris Malone. More importantly, they wouldn't mind being able to hang onto a lead.

Quakers emphasize inner experience

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

When the Quaker movement began in 17th century England, the times bore some resemblance to the world today.

Religius Briefs

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Ridge church plans ribbon cutting PARADISE — St. Nicholas Episcopal Church will host a ribbon cutting Thursday to recognize its membership in the Paradise Chamber of Commerce.

Santa Cruz Mountains fire 25 percent contained

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:29 AM CDT

GILROY (AP) — After two days spent battling a persistent wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains firefighters are making slow progress on the blaze that has chewed through acres of centuries-old redwoods, destroyed at least 17 homes and

Senior Planner

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Paradise programs: Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733; Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, 872-6393.

Shuberts, not the nation's favorite, but still Chico's

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:42 PM CDT

CHICO — As much as this community thinks Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy is tops, a shop in Michigan nailed down the billing as the best ice cream shop in America in a television competition.

Sidelines: Civil War races at Silver Dollar

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

This Sunday the Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Cars will compete below their most colorful venue when they return to Silver Dollar Speedway to compete in conjunction with the annual Silver Dollar Fair for the fourth event of their 15-race

Sixty-one-year-old student earns degree at Butte College

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:30 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY — Dia Kimm of Paradise has begun a new chapter in her life, which will draw upon the education she received at Butte College.

Three picked as outstanding alumni

Posted: 24 May 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- College graduation is a celebration of the accomplishment of students who have prepared for their future through education.

Friday, May 23, 2008

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Arc's 3rd Street Gallery offers wine, art event each month

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life." Perhaps the German novelist Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825) uttered these words while enjoying a crisp glass of Riesling on an early summer night while admiring great art.

Art Briefs: Reception held for mono print exhibit, Lyon Books offers workshop for kids, gallery to open this weekend in Chico

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

The display features work by more than a dozen artists participating in a mono print workshop at Chico State University's print department this month.

Artists capture Bidwell Mansion grounds during 'Quick Draw' event

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

The artists drew or painted pictures of the Bidwell Mansion grounds during a two-hour time limit that morning.

Biblio File: Paradise novelist tells romantic tale of young love

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Though Linda Peelle-Haddeman of Paradise has been at sundry times an English teacher and an actress, her real love is libraries.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: David Charles Wooten The Oroville Police Department is seeking David Charles Wooten for a warrant charging him with failing to appear for a charge of inflicting corporal

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 22, 2008

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Buzz Editor's Column: Art event, ballet benefit just a few things that keep this writer hopping

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

So much is happening this month. Graduations, weddings, birthdays. Concerts, plays, art shows. It seems like I never have enough time to do everything that I would like to do.

Calendar may 22-28

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Music/Nightclubs HAS BEANS, downtown Chico: Open Mic Night. 8-11 p.m. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. for 10-minute or two-song slots.

Candidates' forum becomes soapbox

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Three would-be 4th District Butte County supervisors spent part of Thursday night explaining their views on a host of varied topics, but the most memorable phrase to come out of the event will probably be "Game over.

Chico man draws 11 years for home invasion robbery

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A young Chico man drew 11 years in prison for a home invasion robbery and kidnapping of an ex-girlfriend Thursday.

Cover Story: Angelic musical maids play Irish tunes Thursday mornings

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

CHICO --Every Thursday morning five women meander into a little cabin in the middle of the woods, not far from downtown Chico, to work some magic.

Daily Planner: May 23

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Events SILVER DOLLAR FAIR: 2357 Fair St., Chico. Gates and exhibit buildings open 2 p.m. Admission $7 adults, seniors $5 (65 plus), children under 12 free until 6 p.

Decathlete Nooney off to hot start

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Decathlete Robert Nooney's second-place finish in the 100-meter dash marked a strong first day for the Chico State track and field team at the NCAA Division II Track and Field National Championship meet in Walnut on Thursday.

Despite cuts, clients will keep same doctors

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — While $5 million in budget cuts still loom in the future for Butte County Behavioral Health Department, a massaged proposal may make the reductions more acceptable to its clients.

EMS honors Butte County fire captain

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Cal Fire-Butte County captain and paramedic Chad Porter was honored for his exemplary performance Thursday by the Northern California EMS agency.

Editorial: Continuity needed in county District 5

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

When it comes to making endorsements in politics, we are big believers in experience. There's a huge learning curve in any elected office, so incumbents are usually going to have an advantage.

Growing underground rap battles continue at The Crux

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- It started last September with an idea The Crux music director Sean Cummins had. He passed the notion on to Mazi Noble, who organized and hosted the first MC battle at The Crux and continues to do so.

Herger supports oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

Posted: 23 May 2008 04:40 AM CDT

Uphill and tragic. Those are the words Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, used to describe the battle House Republicans will face trying to win approval for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Jesus Center 'ambassadors' offer solace for homeless

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — There was an unusual celebration at City Plaza Wednesday. About 25 homeless people were rewarded with barbecued hot dogs and cold drinks.

Judge hands down nine-year suspended sentence to Chico rapist

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A judge Thursday handed down a nine-year suspended prison sentence to a Chico rapist. Butte County Superior Court Judge Sandra McLean said the only reason Lawrence Keith Wright, 31, was being placed on probation, was that it's his first

Layoffs approved at Durham schools

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

DURHAM -- Durham Unified School District has seen the end of budget cuts for this year, said business manager Connie Cavanaugh.

Letter: Court ruling will hurt state's families

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Since the state Supreme Court has now declared that marriage is a right affecting our citizenship status, will the state provide unmarried adults with a mate?

Letter: Environmentalists the real fire danger

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Although Saturday's "Hits and misses" column recognized the significance of that week's "early red-flag warning" and cautioned the citizens of Butte County on the important role they play in preventing catastrophic wildland fires, your editors and

Letter: Letter writer unenlightened about group

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

In his letter May 6, George Hoag denounced Amnesty International as a "leftist group that finds fault with every enterprise in which America defends itself, but supports (or ignores) most activities of regimes attempting to end our existence.

Letter: Mental health services in jeopardy

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

I would hope the Enterprise-Record would do a public service to the community and follow up on a story you just ran on mental health.

Letter: Music helps the healing

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Thank you for the fine story and picture of Bill Camper and Gerry Wolcott sharing their musical talents to entertain the patients in the extended care unit of Oroville Hospital.

Letter: Nothing wrong with swamp coolers

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

In a recent letter on water conservation, Delia Cameron states that people with evaporative coolers should "upgrade" their systems because she said coolers "discharge gallons and gallons of water.

Letter: Parking plan will cost customers

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The Downtown Chico Business Associationhasput forward a proposal which theysay is intended tosolvethe perceived downtown parking problem, but which is more geared toward solving their real problem — lack of customers.

Letter: Roadwork article enlightening

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

I would like to commend City Editor Steve Schoonover on his fine article about the East First Avenue construction under Highway 99 ("East First tangled in traffic" on Saturday).

Letters: The need for developmental disabilities services

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Do-It Leisure, a division of the Work Training Center, offers services to adults with developmental disabilities.

More than 900 students to graduate from Butte

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY -- More than 900 students at Butte College will take part in the 39th commencement at 7:30 p.

Movie Feature: Real-life skull worship inspires new 'Indy' film

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Experts dismiss the hundreds of existing crystal skulls as fakes that were probably made by colorful antiquities traders in the 19th century.

Orland schools lay off, hire, wipe out deficit

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

ORLAND — The last pieces of the budget puzzle fell into place for Orland Unified School District Thursday, when the board of trustees approved reducing staffing among instructional aides by 12 positions.

Outlaws' opening act ends in agony

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

A sure-looking Outlaws win on Golden Baseball League opening night Thursday became a jarring loss inflicted by the bat of Rich Janeway.

PV grad Rodgers takes over Brett Favre's old team

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers gets a daily reminder he doesn't need: Less than 10 feet from where he dresses is Brett Favre's old locker, nameplate intact, and complete with shoulder pads still sitting on the shelf.

Police report

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES May 15 — 100 block of Parmac Road.

Pow is this weekend in Oroville

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Oroville will be home to a pow wow this weekend, when Native American artists and dancers come together to celebrate their heritage.

Program topic is drying roses

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Have you ever dried your own roses? Or used dried roses in an arrangement or a craft project? Drying roses at the peak of their beauty is an art.

Rummage and plant sale slated

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

RED BLUFF -- Red Bluff Garden Club members are holding their annual multi-family "Treasures Etcetera" rummage sale and plant sale on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, from 7 a.

Sidelines: Mickartz makes first team all-region

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Chico State freshman starting pitcher Pete Mickartz represented the Wildcats on the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division II All-West Region first team, it was announced this week.

Silver Dollar experiences reward students

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — For many local students, the Silver Dollar Fair is their culminating educational experience, as projects representing months of work get displayed, judged and in many cases, sold.

Sow There: Animal attraction

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Tommy wants a dog. This fact is not something we ever talk about. It's just one of those unspoken truths.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Chico's 'Hooked on Fishing' will see 'Angler's Legacy,' 'Passport' programs

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

The free annual Chico "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" children's fishing event will take place on May 31 next week from 7 a.

The lost arc

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

High winds Thursday brought down countless powerlines throughout Butte County, keeping firefighters hopping.

Theater Briefs: 'Light Up the Sky' at Birdcage Theatre and Rogue Theatre's 'The Joke's on You' at Cafe Coda

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Tickets cost $10 at the door or at Discount Books at 1515 Myers St. CHICO -- The Rogue Theatre's "The Joke's on You" Fringe Festival will take place today, Friday and Saturday at Cafe Coda.

Theater Review: 'Bye Bye Birdie' encourages audience to 'put on a happy face'

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Tony Award-winning musical, "Bye Bye Birdie," opened last week at the Chico Theater Company, making a considerable splash in the bright lights of Chico's theater scene.

Today is kids day at the Silver Dollar Fair

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- Today is kids day at Silver Dollar Fair. Children 12 and under are admitted free until 6 p.m.

Wildfire in Santa Cruz Mountains prompts evacuations

Posted: 22 May 2008 07:30 PM CDT

CORRALITOS, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds fanned a wildfire today that burned at least 10 homes and more than 3,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, whose rugged terrain frustrated firefighters' efforts to get a handle on the fast-moving blaze.

Wind-fed fire destroys Oroville home

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A fire at 1800 Grant Ave. destroyed a home Thursday and caused damage to two neighboring residences.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

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API statistics table

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The following are base scores and ranks of all schools in Butte and Glenn counties, released by the California Department of Education Wednesday: School 2007API State Similar 2008API rank School rank Target BUTTE

American to charge $15 for first checked bag

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:22 AM CDT

FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines will start charging $15 for the first checked bag, cut domestic flights and lay off workers — probably in the thousands — as the nation's largest carrier grapples with record-high fuel prices.

Bullish on rodeos: It's more than horses and bulls

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — While the crowd hangs on as man and horse gyrate in the air, rodeo producer Jeff Davis is hanging on to the crowd's reactions.

Canyon dwellers celebrate pioneer legacy

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CENTERVILLE — The folks who live in Butte Creek Canyon take their pioneer past seriously. Each year in June, they get together to put on the Centerville 49'er Fair.

Ceres Park vote fails for the second time

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO -- For the second time, a vote needed to build a neighborhood park in north Chico failed. Property owners around the site pegged as the Ceres Neighborhood Park voted against paying $36 a year for the ongoing maintenance costs, City Clerk

Chico High freshmen will be kept on campus

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — When school starts in August, freshmen at Chico High School will remain on campus, rather than trekking downtown or wandering neighborhoods around school for lunch.

Chico Mall's new expansion plans deemed an improvement

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — A second set of conceptual plans for a proposed expansion of the Chico Mall look better and now include plans to improve parking lot traffic, officials said last week.

Chico man held in shotgun slaying of grandfather

Posted: 21 May 2008 07:10 PM CDT

SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County Sheriff's investigators have arrested a Chico man in connection with the alleged murder of his grandfather, found dead Tuesday inside his Schellville home in south Sonoma County.

Chico man held in suspected shotgun slaying of grandfather

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County Sheriff's investigators have arrested a Chico man in connection with the alleged slaying of his grandfather, found dead Tuesday inside his Schellville home in south Sonoma County.

Chico student test scores above average, except for some groups

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico student test scores rank above the average for the state, with an overall score of 758 compared to the state's 728.

City to look into a volunteer rental inspection program

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — City housing officials will look into putting together a volunteer rental inspection program they hope will improve the quality of housing.

Contest nearing climax for Shubert's

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — It's been quite a week for the Pulliam family as the exhilaration — and exhaustion — over Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy's climb to national attention settles in.

Daily Planner: May 22

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Events SILVER DOLLAR FAIR: 2357 Fair St., Chico. Gates and exhibit buildings open 5 p.m. Admission $7 adults, seniors $3 (65 plus), $3 children, under 6 free.

Daily Planner: May 23

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Events SILVER DOLLAR FAIR: 2357 Fair St., Chico. Gates and exhibit buildings open 2 p.m. Admission $7 adults, seniors $5 (65 plus), children under 12 free until 6 p.

Editorial: Herger won't have a cakewalk

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Wally Herger had better watch out. He might actually have to run for office this year. Herger has served 11 two-year terms in Congress and barely has to worry about re-election.

Fire blackens 20 acres at airport

Posted: 21 May 2008 05:44 PM CDT

CHICO — A 20-acre training burn conducted by the Chico Fire Department Tuesday appeared to rekindle in high winds this morning, burning an additional 20 acres of vegetation.

Fire training burns swath near airport

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — A 20-acre training burn conducted by the Chico Fire Department Tuesday appeared to rekindle in high winds Wednesday morning, burning an additional 25 acres of vegetation at Chico Municipal Airport.

GBL hoping its umpiring call is safe

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Everyone affiliated with professional baseball seems to be in an overly sunny mood when it's spring and the season is about to begin, but Golden League head of umpires Ron Barnes feels there are legitimate reasons for his enthusiasm.

Groups try to stop circus from chaining elephants

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:22 AM CDT

NEW YORK -- A coalition of animal welfare groups says it has evidence that Ringling Bros. circus elephants are sometimes chained for days at a time, and the groups asked a judge Wednesday to halt the practice while a lawsuit comes to trial.

Head-on crash

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Chico Fire Department personnel and paramedics help an elderly woman involved in a head-on collision at California Park Drive and Bruce Road on Wednesday.

Hilbert elected to Guild presidentcy

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Chico Guild, a supporting arm of North State Symphony, has elected officers for 2008/2009. Bonnie Hilbert will take the helm as president.

Letter: Chico officers go above and beyond

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Recently three Chico police officers — Dale Prosise, Will Clark and Justin Adrian — saved the lives of Chico citizens by rescuing them from a burning building.

Letter: Road near PV unsafe for students

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:24 AM CDT

What a tragic event it would be if an elementary or high school student were hit by a vehicle as they walked, biked or skateboarded along Ceanothus Avenue outside a row of parked cars on the west side of Pleasant Valley High School.

Letter: Ruling opens a can of worms

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The California Supreme Court's recent decision to declare same-sex marriages legal was based on the concept that consenting adults have the right to marry whomever they wish.

Letter: Some letters can't go unanswered

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

So much for New Year's resolutions. I almost made it six months, cold turkey, but here I am, again, writing to the E-R.

Letter: Traditional marriage serves children

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Once again, appointed judges have overturned the will of the people by supporting same-sex marriage. Californians, along with every other state in the union that has put the subject to the vote of the people, have already overwhelmingly declared

Local briefs

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Sobriety checkpoints on Friday in Chico, Gridley A coalition of Butte County law enforcement agencies will join forces Friday night to conduct a pair of sobriety checkpoints — one in Chico, the other in Gridley.

North State Voices: Of flag pins, medals and patriotism

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The senator from Illinois has created a bit of patriotic outrage and grist for the mill of his adversaries by not sporting a flag pin.

Offense explodes for Nuts in 23-hit romp

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team went nuts on offense Wednesday at Doryland Field, coasting to a 30-3 laugher victory over the Sutter Huskies behind 23 base knocks.

PUSD anticipates leadership, sixth-grade program changes

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

PARADISE — Sixth-graders in Paradise Unified School District might receive their education in a different way or in a different place next year.

Sawdust pile catches fire in south Oroville

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Clouds of heavy smoke filled the sky above south Oroville on Wednesday afternoon as firefighters worked to control a fire on South Fifth Avenue.

School Time for May 22

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Honors The following local students competed in the California State Elementary Spelling Championship May 17, after winning schoolwide and countywide competitions: From Butte County, home-schooled sixth-grader Brandon Whitehead placed fifth, and

Second time around vote on Ceres Park construction fails

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — For the second time, a vote needed to build a neighborhood park in north Chico failed. Property owners around the site pegged as the Ceres Neighborhood Park voted against paying $36 a year for the ongoing maintenance costs, City Clerk

Shubert's vote coming down to the last lick and click

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:45 AM CDT

CHICO -- It's been quite a week for the Pulliam family as the exhilaration — and exhaustion — over Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy's climb to national attention settles in.

Sidelines: Bauhs, Towne get region's top honors

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico State's Scott Bauhs was named the West Region male track athlete of the year for the 2008 NCAA Division II outdoor track and field season, the U.

Silver Dollar Fair in second day

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

By Staff Reports CHICO — The Silver Dollar Fair continues today at the fairgrounds in south Chico.

State's budget fix doesn't jibe with several Butte County supervisors

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With the state budget still largely a collection of proposals written in smoke, solid information on what it will mean to Butte County can be hard to obtain.

UPDATE: Crews contain sawdust fire at Oroville power plant

Posted: 21 May 2008 07:28 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Firefighters had to fight heavy winds as they worked to contain a fire in sawdust piles at the Pacific Oroville Power cogeneration plant this afternoon in south Oroville.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 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.

Wildcats look to impress at track and field nationals

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO —With the amount of celebrity status Scott Bauhs has accumulated in the past two years, it would be easy to consider him Chico State's headliner at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships today —especially after Bauhs

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Board postpones action on cat/dog ordinance

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- It's tempting to say the Butte County Board of Supervisors was barking up the wrong tree Tuesday when it expected to pass a new animal control ordinance without debate.

Community Roundup: Schlund, Smith earn outstanding karate awards at AAU regionals

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Haley's Martial Arts students Sarah Schlund and Keaton Smith were named outstanding female and male competitor, respectively, at the AAU Regional Karate Championships in Grants Pass, Ore.

Corrections for May 21

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:16 AM CDT

A story appearing Monday incorrectly stated that North State Rendering would be closed for two months following a fire.

Council OKs across-the-board cuts

Posted: 21 May 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- Cuts of 7.5 percent to every city department — including the Police and Fire departments — gained Chico City Council approval Tuesday night.

Council delays vote on Thermalito subdivision

Posted: 21 May 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Oroville City Council postponed a decision on an appeal of the Nelson 56 Subdivision in Thermalito, after neighbors and the park district questioned the adequacy of the environmental impact report.

Daily Planner: May 21

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Performance LAXSON AUDITORIUM, Chico: 7:30 p.m. "Seussical Jr." Presented by Chico Performances and the Blue Room Young Company.

Early traffic: Problem remains on East 1st Avenue

Posted: 20 May 2008 09:40 AM CDT

While no wrecks have been reported as of 7:30 a.m. today, motorists will still run into problems on East First Avenue in Chico.

Editorial: Contentious race leaves bad taste

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Butte County voters got their first good dose of the Assembly campaign to replace Rick Keene — and it was hard not to feel a little slimed.

Fair is in the air: It starts today

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

CHICO — The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds were bustling Tuesday with preparations for today's fair opening.

Free tour offered of Cohasset fire safe projects

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:16 AM CDT

COHASSET — Escorted tours of a shaded fuel break, a fire safe demonstration site and forest stewardship projects on private land will be offered Thursday in the Cohasset area by the Butte County Fire Safe Council.

Glenn supervisors approve search for energy-saving programs

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:16 AM CDT

WILLOWS — An energy audit proposed to the Glenn County Board of Supervisors two weeks ago was approved Tuesday, despite objections raised by some supervisors over the current state of the economy and the lack of open bidding.

Glenn's most wanted for May 21

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Anthony Jerome Cox The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Anthony Jerome Cox for felony possession of a controlled substance, evading a peace officer with disregard

Graduation parking limited at university

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

CHICO — Parking is sure to peak this weekend around Chico State University as commencement ceremonies take place.

Letter: 'A Little Night Music' unforgettable

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Like the lunar eclipse, a rare but expected event graced the local stage recently: Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music.

Letter: Bush ruins Clinton's successful work

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

The letters "Read up on the Clintons" really amazes me, especially with the state of our country during the Bush administration.

Letter: Community support appreciated

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

On behalf of the board of directors and staff of Independent Living Services of Northern California, I'm writing to express our deep gratitude to the community for supporting our annual fundraiser, "PiratePALOOZA: a Feast for the Fearless.

Letter: Human origin should be obvious

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Any mention of teaching creationism in schools brings scornful comments from the secular world. Man has superior intelligence, reasoning power and the capacity for abstract thought.

Letter: Protect private property rights

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Private property rights have been the cornerstone of the American way of life since our nation was founded.

Letter: School bond comes with accountability

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

I am happy to report that the Oroville Union High School District has been good stewards with the bond money approved for renovation and expansion at the two campuses.

Letter: Shriners send thanks

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:16 AM CDT

On behalf of the Chico Shriners Helping Children and the children who will be helped by our 37th annual Hamburger and Bean Feed, we thank you for promoting and supporting this event.

Letter: Some folks bothered by facts

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Just seeing my name at the bottom of a letter is enough fodder to send Don Fultz on some satirical diatribe.

Letter: There must be another explanation

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

One tactic the "corporatocracy" uses when it seeks to "take over" another country is to lend them huge sums of money (billions), knowing full well that they will be unable to pay it back.

Letter: Will of the people cannot be usurped

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Irrespective of your religious views or those on human rights, the issue boils down to judicial activism.

Letter: With power comes responsibility

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

I thank the E-R for the public voice they provide via their letters to the editor. Our democracy needs informed people and the media is a source of information for people.

Meals on Wheels keeps rolling amid high gas prices

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Meals on Wheels programs exist throughout the United States, and many are in trouble. The growing need for services is running up against rising food costs and skyrocketing gas prices.

Murder sentencing postponed; victim's family tells of their loss

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A judge Tuesday heard emotional statements by the family of a Chico murder victim, but was forced to postpone sentencing in the case.

Obama wins Oregon, moves to brink of nomination

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

"You have put us within reach of the Democratic nomination," he told cheering supporters in Iowa, the overwhelmingly white state that launched him, a black, first-term senator from Illinois, on his improbable path to victory last January.

Sidelines: Three BC players make All-GVC

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Catcher Roy Garcia and pitchers Mike Gleason and Dustin Fulks were the Butte College baseball team's honorees on the All-Golden Valley Conference first team.

Silver Dollar Fair events kick off this evening

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:16 AM CDT

CHICO — The Silver Dollar Fair opens its six-day run today at the fairgrounds in south Chico. Admission is $7 for those ages 13-64, $5 for those 65 and older, $3 for those 6-12, and free for those 6 and younger.

Smoky, but planned

Posted: 21 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

A large plume of smoke rose over north Chico Tuesday as the Chico Fire Department burned about 20 acres of grass and brush on the south side of the airport runway.

Superior Court judge blocks Oroville man's release from hospital

Posted: 21 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville man's bid for release from a state mental hospital was denied Monday by Judge Sandra McLean, who committed him to an indeterminate sentence.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Carnival is good, clean fun

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Jennie Engelhard scrubs down the Midway Souvenirs booth at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Monday, as workers prepare for the fair, which is opening Wednesday.

Charter application, closed campus considered

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — While one community group will be petitioning Chico Unified School District's board of trustees to let them open a school, another will ask for a campus to become closed.

Chico State student receives sustainability grant

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Editor's note: Melissa Dalzell was the subject of InnerView in November 2007. MAGALIA — Melissa Dalzell spent the summer of 2007 in Kenya, Africa volunteering at an orphanage and school.

Chico's Thompson just misses state berth in NorCal golf

Posted: 20 May 2008 02:02 AM CDT

The Chico High boys golf team placed ninth out of 12 teams with 392 strokes at the CIF/NCGA Northern California Championships at Richmond Country Club on Monday, while Pleasant Valley placed 11th at 441.

Daily Planner: May 20

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Events JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chico Museum, 141 Salem St. Celebration of Turner's contributions and end of year-long "Treasures of the Turner" collaboration.

Daily Planner: May 21

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Performance LAXSON AUDITORIUM, Chico: 7:30 p.m. "Seussical Jr." Presented by Chico Performances and the Blue Room Young Company.

Doctors protest behavioral health cuts

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- Psychiatrists and other clinicians have stepped into the ongoing battle over budget cuts in Butte County's Department of Behavioral Health.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Pavis wins Casa Munras Invitational Tournament

Posted: 20 May 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Mike Pavis will probably have his championship trophy on display for a while at his La Comida Restaurant for all his patrons to see.

Editorial: $4 gas could be a tipping point

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

It's tough to find a silver lining when we're all paying four bucks a gallon for gas — extremely tough.

Enterprise-Record launches election Web page

Posted: 20 May 2008 03:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- If you miss the televised candidates' forums, they will be available on-demand at the Enterprise-Record's new election Web page.

For New York native, Chico became home: InnerView &mdash; Ray Fennell's job rekindles positive feelings

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO — When Ray Fennell arrived to work Tuesday morning, he got some good news. A man he has known for years finally reached a goal — a home.

Hauer named teacher of the year

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Cil Hauer, a kindergarten teacher at Neal Dow School for 25 years, was chosen Educator of the Year for 2008 by Beta Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.

Judge ponders whether to release documents in Paradise excessive force allegations

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County judge Monday agreed to examine additional police documents before ruling whether to turn any of them over to a Paradise man who claims that arresting officers broke his arm.

Letter: Chocolate Fest benefits youth club

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

On behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley, we'd like to thank the many individuals who contributed their time, talents and treasures to the tremendous success of the third annual Paradise Chocolate Fest benefiting the Boys & Girls Club

Letter: Facilities are schools' biggest problem

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Every time I read a letter to the editor from Lionel Brooks I wonder if he and I live in the same town.

Letter: Thanks to the crafters

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the crafts fair at Sank Park sponsored by the Oroville Docents Association.

Letter: Third-graders appreciate dictionaries

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Mrs. Ross' third-grade class and Little Chico Creek Elementary School thanks the Chico Rotary Club for the awesome dictionaries that they gave to all of the third-grade classes in Chico.

Local Briefs

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Expect smoke near airport today CHICO — Residents living near or driving by the Chico airport may notice smoke in the area today from a practice burn being conducted by the Chico Fire Department.

Paradise man pleads guilty to kidnapping charge

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:20 AM CDT

PARADISE — A ridge man indicted last month for attempting to take his son to Canada during a custodial visit has pleaded guilty to International Parental Kidnapping.

Program would let residents help city code enforcers

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- A new city program would let neighbors keep tabs on those living a few blocks away. The idea behind the "volunteers assisting code enforcement" program is to train people picked by the city to be the "eyes and ears" of its code enforcers on

Senior staffers take top Cal Fire honors

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Cal Fire-Butte County named two women its employees of the year, and two men its firefighters of the year, in a ceremony last weekend.

Sidelines: Softball all-stars are selected

Posted: 20 May 2008 02:02 AM CDT

North and South squads playing in the third annual high school all-star softball game organized by the Chico Breakfast Lions Club have been chosen.

Thouasands braved heat wave for Glenn Fair

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

ORLAND — Despite a heat wave that topped triple digits, thousands of people made their way to Orland last week to attend the 92nd annual Glenn County Fair.

Two Republican Assembly candidates trade charges during forum

Posted: 20 May 2008 03:05 AM CDT

CHICO — The two Republican candidates who hope to replace Rick Keene in the Assembly showed just how acrimonious their race had become Monday night.

Monday, May 19, 2008

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200 relief workers reportedly buried in mudslide

Posted: 19 May 2008 01:43 AM CDT

BEICHUAN, China (AP) — Chinese state news agency says more than 200 relief workers buried in mudslide in earthquake-hit Sichuan.

Blog Log

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 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: Life as a Bidwell Mansion tour guide

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

The inspiration hit me as I was walking by the Bidwell Mansion: Why not become a volunteer tour guide at the historic state park?

Cat-dog law could pass without any discussion

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- If nobody objects, a change in the Butte County code that will make it easier for neighbors to complain about barking dogs and will establish firm limits on the number of cats a person can own will slip quietly into law Tuesday.

Chinese news agency: Mudslide buries 200 rescuers

Posted: 19 May 2008 02:26 AM CDT

BEICHUAN, China (AP) — A state news agency says more than 200 relief workers have been buried by a mudslide in Sichuan province.

Daily Planner: May 19

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

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

Easy float: Peaceful tubing Sunday compared to Saturday's crowds

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

The Sacramento River was quiet Sunday with about 400 tubers throughout the day, compared to an estimated 1,400 Saturday, officials said.

Fire damage to take two months to repair

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:44 AM CDT

A fire that broke out Saturday night at a rendering plant at Highway 99 and Shippee Road south of Chico will close the business for about two months.

Letter: Best commuter bikes aren't pretty

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

The E-R has had several articles lately about bicycle commuting. As a longtime bicycle commuter, I'd like to offer some additional tips that can help someone beat the car habit.

Letter: Teachers stretched thin

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Suicide among doctors is estimated to be about 300 to 400 individuals a year according to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Local Briefs

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Parking garage planned for casino OROVILLE — Feather Falls Casino & Lodge will have a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday for construction of a new 827-space parking garage.

Local Roundup: Nuts open legion season with win over Suns

Posted: 18 May 2008 11:34 PM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team won its season opener Sunday at Doryland Field, 12-7 over the Chico Suns Blue Junior Legion team.

News from Our Past

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'If it's 100 degrees — it's got to be summer' .

University Farm organic harvest helping feed campus

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO -- As cool spring temperatures warm, the first harvest of organic vegetables is making its way from the Chico State University Farm to food services on campus.

Wildcats' year ends in defeat in West Regional final

Posted: 19 May 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO —Even as the oppressive sun beat down on them well past the three-hour mark of their NCAA Division II West Regional championship game, the Sonoma State Seawolves patiently grinded out at-bats and wore down pitchers.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

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All About Us: Listen up incoming frosh, senior has advice for you

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

I can't believe there's just 17 school days until I finally don my extremely flammable, tomato red gown and march off to my impending graduation.

Candidate forum is Monday

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

CHICO -- Five candidates — three for Congress and two for Assembly — are to appear at a forum Monday at the Chico City Council Chambers, 421 Main St.

Daily Planner: May 18

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:41 AM CDT

Events 65TH ANNUAL BANGOR BARBECUE: Noon-5 p.m. Bangor Park, 7500 Oro-Bangor Highway. Deep pit beef barbecue, music, children's games, water slide, raffle and crafts.

Daily Planner: May 19

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:41 AM CDT

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

Durham beats Hamilton for Division III section title

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — The championship celebration dogpiles carry a lot more weight when you're in high school than in Little League.

Editorial: Capitol waltz gets tiresome

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

After five years of doing the ridiculous budget dance in Sacramento, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to have it down quite well.

Facing an impossible truth about big brother

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

There are things that I know as a matter of inescapable reality actually happened, but just because I know something is true doesn't mean I have to believe it.

Fire damages rendering plant building south of Chico

Posted: 18 May 2008 03:24 AM CDT

A fire broke out in the 6,000-square-foot building at North State Rendering, Highway 99 and Shippee Road, just before 11 p.

Glenn County Fair Schedule

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

ORLAND -- The Glenn County Fair wraps up today. Admission is $7 for those age 13 and up; $3 for children age 6 through 12; free for children age 5 and under, or age 70 or older.

Glenn County Fair's livestock pays off

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

ORLAND — A livestock auction at the Glenn County Fair Saturday was expected to earn more profit than last year despite a drop in overall attendance numbers at the fairgrounds.

Kaeding hits Hirst, wins Bradway Memorial

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

CHICO — Campbell driver Tim Kaeding was sorry Saturday night after he took the checkered flag at the 18th annual Dave Bradway Jr.

Letter: Bike week opens many eyes

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

It was so encouraging to see a lot of new people on bikes last week. The downtown area was full of happier people.

Letter: Connelly a tireless worker as a supervisor

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

I am very pleased to live in Oroville. When I think about living anywhere else I always remember how much I love this place called Oroville.

Letter: Don't be a gutter flooder

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

It's only May — May of the driest spring on record — and water is already flowing like a creek down the gutters of my neighborhood.

Letter: Editorial misses the bigger picture

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

Concerning the Wednesday editorial, "Anglers pay for ocean problems," indeed we do, but much like the salmon decline itself, the causes, impacts and solutions involve a much bigger picture.

Letter: Fighting poverty could get expensive

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

Have you heard of Senate Bill 2433? This bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Letter: Praise shouldn't go to your heads

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

I hope your collective editorial heads aren't too swollen, after receiving congratulations and accolades from the mystifying Jorge Smirnoff.

Letter: Victims overly reliant on government

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

It has been mentioned, most recently in a letter from Silona Reyman on Monday, that the Rev. John Hagee blamed Katrina's victims for their suffering.

Life, remembered

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS — No one uttered a word about homicide during Steven Furtado's memorial Saturday, but the emotion and loss of composure from those eulogizing him conveyed the frustration of a life cut short.

Local Roundup: West Valley shuts out LP for softball title

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

The top-seeded West Valley High softball team shut out No. 4 seed Las Plumas 6-0 Saturday in the Northern Section Division III championship game in Cottonwood.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

Orland adults resist kids begging for booze outside liquor stores ORLAND -- Local adults resisted attempts by minors who stood outside liquor stores this week asking them to purchase liquor on their behalf.

Motorcycle event to help ailing shop owners

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

ORLAND — A couple who have operated Glenn County's only motorcycle/ATV shop for 36 years are facing bankruptcy and the closure of the business after life-threatening illness struck them both.

Nuts have experience to compete

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

CHICO —As bothersome as the failure to win the District 4 championship last year was for the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team, coach Tom Stevens has a feeling the campaign was a success in the making.

Oroville Post 95 team looks south for talented players

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

Maybe they can call it Yuba City Post 95 of Oroville. The roster of the Oroville Post 95 American Legion baseball team is set for this season and it won't be featuring many prominent local names.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST FIRST AVENUE — At Highway 99, major traffic backups and delays can be expected this week as the project to widen the northbound offramp continues.

Soroptimists give nod to positive parents

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

Three women who have made strides in their lives as well as overcome tough obstacles to be better parents were recognized Wednesday when they received Positive Parenting awards from Soroptimists International of Chico.

State's gamble a bad bet

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:40 AM CDT

Back when I was a teenager and knew nothing about politics, I still remember being deeply upset that I couldn't vote in the 1980 presidential election.

Super secret: Superdelegate won't tell who his vote is for

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

CHICO — Bob Mulholland, the only California Democratic "super delegate" from north of Sacramento, is in no hurry to back a candidate.

The Bookshelf: "Timothy And The Strong Pajamas"

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:41 AM CDT

Timothy Smallbeast's favorite pair of pajamas are falling apart. When Timothy's Mom sews them up "good and strong," Timothy finds himself gifted with those same qualities.

Thousands flee China quake area over flood fears

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

DONGHEKOU, China — Two rivers blocked by landslides threatened to flood towns shattered by China's massive earthquake, sending thousands of survivors fleeing Saturday in a region still staggering from the country's worst disaster in 30 years.

Thrills, high and low

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

Alex Edison, 10, takes control in the cockpit of a 1974 Antonov AN-2 plane during the third anniversary celebration at the Chico Air Museum, Saturday.

Wildcats rally to reach title game

Posted: 18 May 2008 02:43 AM CDT

CHICO — After 15 innings of missing out on the clutch hit, Bret Ringer finally gave the Wildcats the one they needed.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

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'Friends Forever' honors two women

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The two women also celebrated their 90th birthdays, which are two weeks apart. Seiler is a retired Citrus School teacher and volunteers at Enloe Medical Center.

Becker wins main event for sprints

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Sacramento's Sean Becker won the feature race Friday night in the Feather Falls Casino championship series at Silver Dollar Speedway on the eve of the 18th annual Dave Bradway Memorial Jr.

Butte County unemployment down from March level

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

April's unemployment rates released by the state Employment Development Department on Friday show contractions and additions over the past 12 months.

Chico: bike-friendly, bike-dedicated

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- The announcement of local cyclists who go above and beyond in their riding, as well as local businesses which encourage their staffs to hop on a bike was made Friday at the conclusion of BikeChico!

Consul: State residents have more ties to Germany than they think

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Due to location, Californians don't always realize the connections the United States has with Germany, said German Consul General Rolf Schütte, who made a visit to Chico State University Friday.

Daily Planner: May 17

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Drawing 11 a.m. East Second and Wall streets, Chico. 893-3276.

Divers down after arrest

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Police chased a parolee-at-large Thursday night from an area near Montgomery Street and Feather River Boulevard into upper Paradise, where the man finally surrendered.

E. First tangled in traffic

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Drivers who didn't heed the warning to avoid East First Avenue in the vicinity of Highway 99, got the message Friday in a manner that couldn't be ignored.

Editorial: Hits and misses

Posted: 17 May 2008 04:40 AM CDT

HIT — Hats off to everyone who participated in BikeChico! Week by pedaling to work and school. But they really get our kudos for doing it this particular week, which turned into the hottest week of the year so far, even smashing records.

Farmer, Bitker smash Tritons in Wildcat win

Posted: 17 May 2008 04:42 AM CDT

CHICO —It was simply Shane Farmer night at Nettleton Stadium. Matt Bitker did his best to try to steal the spotlight.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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

Glenn County Fair schedule

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Staff Reports ORLAND — Today is senior citizens day at the Glenn County Fair. Admission for those 65 and older is free until 6 p.

Highway completion to be marked

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Monday will signify the completion of two decades of planning, engineering and construction when community members gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oroville-Quincy Highway.

Historical Bayliss restoration lends to tales of two different libraries

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

BAYLISS — At long last, the newly restored, 91-year-old Bayliss Library on County Road 39 in Glenn County will have its grand reopening celebration at 10 a.

Hwy. 99 improvements stymie East First Avenue

Posted: 16 May 2008 10:31 AM CDT

CHICO — As expected, traffic was severely backed up this morning at East First Avenue and Highway 99 due to a project under way to widen the northbound offramp there.

Letter: Campaign slogan misses one big point

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Some of us in Butte County face the scary decision of whom to vote for in the state Assembly primary.

Letter: Don't buy what this lawyer is selling

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

A California superdelegate, Sacramento lawyer Steven Ybarra, wants Bill Clinton or Barack Obama to pay $20 million for his vote for the Democratic nomination.

Letter: Free trade bolsters nation's economy

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Our nation's economy is going through an uncertain period. The housing slump has dampened economic growth.

Letter: Reduce Wright's sentence

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Attorney Phillip Heithecker, who has apparently been fishing with District Attorney Mike Ramsey again, has contacted Greg Wright's mother to inform her that Ramsey is renewing his former offer of seven to life.

Lifestyle RX: Destiny determined by choices made each day

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Editor's Note: The following is a reprint of Dr. Aileen Ludington's column published May 3. Due to a cut and paste error when transferring files, the column was missing the first five paragraphs.

Local Roundup: Oroville girls stand out in Division I track meet

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Berths to the Northern Section Masters meet were earned Friday as prep track and field athletes competed in divisional competitions.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Colusa pickup driver killed in head-on crash COLUSA -- The driver of a pickup was killed and the driver of a Hummer sustained major injuries when their vehicles collided head-on Thursday afternoon east of Colusa.

Man denied parole in 1980 murder

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Former Glenn County migrant worker Ramiro Martinez came up for parole this week, 22 years after being convicted in the brutal rape and murder of an 87-year-old Butte City woman.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:03 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — The Gridley California Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its annual stake conference today and Sunday.

Senior Planner

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: PV, Chico girls all-league in soccer

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Pleasant Valley High's Melanee Guymon and Jennifer Lopez and Chico's Karly Brown, Alyce Haley and Kaia Kehoe were named to the All-Eastern Athletic League soccer team, released this week.

Swine smooch for good cause

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Sometimes a principal's job includes some challenges, such as puckering up for a pig. Bernie Vigallon, principal at Fair View High School, challenged his students to raise $1,000 toward the "Pennies for Patients" drive, which raised

Two services today for slain Willows teen

Posted: 17 May 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Two services for Steven Daniel Furtado will be held today in Willows. The 18-year-old high school senior was killed last weekend in Chester.

Friday, May 16, 2008

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Budget help not enough for K-12s

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Local school districts are breathing easier following an increase in education funding in the governor's proposed budget, but say staffing and program cuts are still planned.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Dorothy Suzanne Rogers The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Dorothy Suzanne Rogers for a felony warrant charging her with failing to appear on charges of child

Candidates for supervisor seat speak at forum

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Gordon Andoe and Bill Connelly agree on one thing: They both want to be elected to the 1st District Butte County supervisor's slot.

Champion Christian moves into softball section title game

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — Kayla Mansfield had trouble keeping her lunch down Thursday afternoon. The Big Valley High offense was a different story.

Chico State senate backs designated smoking areas

Posted: 15 May 2008 08:13 PM CDT

CHICO — In a vote this afternoon, the Academic Senate recommended limiting smoking to undetermined areas on the Chico State University campus.

Chico State smokers will soon find themselves being designated hitters

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University plans to limit smoking to yet-to-be-determined smoking areas on the Chico State University campus, after a vote of the university's Academic Senate on Thursday.

Crowd protests proposed mental health cuts

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Sometimes in tears, sometimes in anger, and always passionately, a parade of clients, workers and citizens begged an advisory panel not to cut mental health funding for projects and staff all over Butte County.

Daily Planner for May 16

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Today Events ENLOE HOSPICE OPEN HOUSE/HEALTH FAIR: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrating 30 years of service: free health screenings for grip strength, blood pressure, diabetes, blood-oxygen level; educational displays; information, refreshments.

Durham falls to Esparto in semifinals

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

The 10th-seeded Durham High softball team overcame a six-run deficit by scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning, but No.

Editorial: $10 ticket can help save sports

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Faced with a $190,000 budget shortfall, the sports programs at Chico and Pleasant Valley high schools know they'll need some extraordinary benevolence from the community in order to survive.

Eminent domain measures stir up strong feelings

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Opponents accused each other of deception in the ballot-measure battle over eminent domain Thursday.

Fatal crash closes Highway 20

Posted: 15 May 2008 05:30 PM CDT

COLUSA — A fatal crash has forced the closure of Highway 20 east of Colusa until at least 5 p.m.

Feather Falls blaze busies crews all night

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS — A wildfire burning just east of the town of Feather Falls will have firefighters from across the north state working all night to control it.

Fire near Feather Falls at 50-plus acres

Posted: 15 May 2008 03:43 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A wildfire at the end of Lumpkin Road in the Feather Falls area, northeast of Oroville, is currently burning out of control, but no structures are immediately threatened, officials said.

Glenn County Fair schedule

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Today is kids day at the Glenn County Fair. Admission for kids 12 and under is free noon-6 p.

Law offices may be new target of burglars

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Nearly two years ago, police were concerned about a rash of burglaries at doctors offices and medical supply businesses.

Learn how to conserve water

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Mike Pembroke, district manager of the California Water Co., will present a talk on water conservation in the garden May 19 at the monthly meeting of Chico Horticultural Society.

Letter: Author isn't an anarchist

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

I was very disappointed that Jim Douglass, author of "JFK and the Undspeakable," was labeled as an anarchist in an article written about Douglass in the Saturday Enterprise-Record, since I feel that "anarchist" casts a negative, misleading tone.

Letter: Constitution applies only to our citizens

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

With regard to Charles Withuhn's "Stand up for the Constitution," in Sunday's paper, I remain amazed that any citizen of this country would think, much less publicly state, that enemy war combatants should be provided the very core constitutional

Letter: Make newspaper entirely local, free

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Reading Dave Davies' column Sunday, he pointed out that the emphasis at the E-R is on local news, as it should be.

Letter: Send Herger into retirement

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Three things are converging that point to the delightful possibility that we may be able to unseat Wally Herger in November.

Mickartz strikes out 13, Wildcats win West Regional opener

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — The marquee matchup between the California Collegiate Athletic Association's pitcher of the year, Marquis Fleming, and freshman Chico State phenom Pete Mickartz lived up to its billing as a pitchers' duel.

Mobile meth labs busted in casino parking lot

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Two men were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine inside motor homes parked at Feather Falls Casino.

Police report

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES May 9 — 1000 block of Magnolia Avenue.

Services planned for Steven Furtado

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A spokesman for the family of Steven Daniel Furtado announced that two services for the teen will be held Saturday in Willows.

Sidelines: Whittaker gets academic honor

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Pacific University softball player Kim Whittaker, a senior from Chico High, has been honored for her work on the diamond and in the classroom with a selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Softball Team, as selected by the

Sow There: These bees wanted more than just wood

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Like many gardeners, I'm pleased and proud when I have visitors to my little sanctuary. Bonus if they do nice thing for my plants.

Walker finding sprint car racing to his liking

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Tyler Walker is making the ascension from the depths of NASCAR hell to sprint car heaven. Usually, it's the other way around for drivers in auto racing.

West Regional Notebook: Homers loom large in Regional's first day

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — No. 1 Sonoma State has carried over their hot bats from the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Art Briefs: 'Quick Draw' art event at Bidwell Mansion; Wine and art featured at Arc's gallery

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

From 10 a.m. to noon, artists will capture the mansion grounds. They'll start with a blank canvas and complete a painting within a strict time limit.

Behavioral health budget faces cuts

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- A week after Butte County officially recognized Mental Health Awareness month, the county's behavioral health budget is facing a $5 million hit.

Behavioral health budget faces hit

Posted: 14 May 2008 10:49 AM CDT

CHICO — A week after Butte County officially recognized Mental Health Awareness month, the county's behavioral health budget is facing a $5 million hit.

Book Review: Chico author's life seen through the eyes of his favorite truck

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

Robert Woods and his wife Wanda make their home in north Chico now, but Woods, a retired science teacher and naturalist/interpreter for the U.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 15, 2008

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Buzz Editor's Column: Lila Downs brings passion, positive energy to Laxson Auditorium with multicultural songs

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

Despite being sick with a cold, I was determined to see Lila Downs perform at Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium on Saturday night.

CSU fees bumped $276 for 2008-'09

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The cost to attend Chico State University went up $276 a year Wednesday, through a vote by the California State University trustees.

Calendar for may 15-21

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

BELL MEMORIAL UNION AUDITORIUM, Chico State University: Chico State's Asociacion de Teatro y Poesia: pensamiento, verso y actuacion (Association of Theater and Poetry: thought, verse and acting), is having its Noche de Teatro y Poesia (Night of

Crash victim dies in double family tragedy

Posted: 14 May 2008 08:14 PM CDT

CHICO — The brother of a girl killed in the small Plumas County town of Chester last weekend died at Enloe Medical Center in Chico this morning, the victim of a car crash.

Daily Planner: May 15

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Events GLENN COUNTY FAIR: 5 p.m. 221 East Yolo St., Orland. Through Sunday. Family Day, $17 admission for mom, dad and kids.

Daily Planner: May 16

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Events ENLOE HOSPICE OPEN HOUSE/HEALTH FAIR: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrating 30 years of service: free health screenings for grip strength, blood pressure, diabetes, blood-oxygen level; educational displays; information, refreshments.

Early traffic: Things looking good

Posted: 14 May 2008 09:48 AM CDT

There are no reported collisions or other problems reported on area roadways as of 7:30 a.m. today. Construction work is continuing during the nighttime hours on both north and southbound Highway 99 in the Chico area.

Editorial: Shubert's makes national splash

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

There's a small business in town that has a right to crow right now: Shubert's. The family-owned ice cream and candy business just got word that it made the national cut.

Glenn County Fair attractions in full swing

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

ORLAND — Fun, food and a little bit of country nostalgia — or just a place to see friends — were in abundance Wednesday night at the opening of the 92nd annual Glenn County Fair in Orland.

Glenn County Fair schedule

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Today is family day at the Glenn County Fair. Mom, dad and all the kids are admitted for $17.

Investigators narrow time of death for teens in Chester

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

QUINCY -- Investigators with the Plumas County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Chester resident Jennifer Carrigan, 18, and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Willows resident Steven Furtado, were killed late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Letter: Hey, it's a start

Posted: 14 May 2008 01:24 PM CDT

Kudos to Vice Mayor Ann Schwab and the rest of the liberal city councilors for proposing and voting for, however petty, a city expenditure cut.

Letters: Butte College teachers set high standard

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

During my junior and senior year in high school it was most always frowned upon by my peers if someone was going to go to Butte College after high school.

Letters: Local control starts with parents

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Because the Chico Unified School District board still has local control, the fairest way to choose teachers to be laid off is to let a group of educated parents, including engineers and physicists, choose seven textbooks from a worldwide selection:

Letters: Pressure legislators to spend on schools

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

It is ludicrous that California has the seventh-largest economy in the world yet has one of the lowest funding per student rates in education for the United States.

Letters: Read up on the Clintons

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Voters, if you would like some informative facts on the dual Clinton administration for those to young to remember these events and those who forgot, look beyond our news media.

Letters: Salute to soldiers should be free

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Just read your ad in the May 10 issue, "A Salute To Our Soldiers." Charging $10 for listing a service person's name in the Memorial Day edition is taking the capitalistic spirit a bit too far.

Local briefs

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Burglary suspect in Hamilton City stunned, then arrested HAMILTON CITY -- A burglary suspect had to be subdued with a Taser stun gun Tuesday afternoon when he resisted attempts by a Glenn County deputy to take him into custody.

Local police officers honored for heroism

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- Three Chico police officers recognized Wednesday for rescuing victims trapped in an apartment fire said it was just part of the job, and don't consider themselves heroes.

Movie Review: 'Baby Mama' a cute comedy with a predictable plot

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

"Baby Mama" stars Tina Fey as a woman who hires a surrogate when she finds herself in her late 30s and desperately in need of a child.

Music Preview: Chico's Homegrown Music Festival to provide 12 hours of local music

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Homegrown Music Festival will burst with a plethora of family entertainment from 10 a.

Music review: 'Celebration of Women' shows variety of female talent

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO --It was a cornucopia of talent as more than 40 performers in 16 different acts graced the stage at the fourth annual Celebration of Women Performance Showcase on Friday at the Chico Women's Club.

North State Voices: Camping more than just beating the heat

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Every year in Chico, summer is hot. Not comfortably warm or pleasantly sunny, but excruciatingly hot.

Nosebleed Section: GPAs should get praise in athletics, too

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:17 AM CDT

If you're going to go out, you might as well do so with a full belly and after spending a few hours with the Northern Section's brightest and best athletes.

Polar bears declared threatened species

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:08 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species Wednesday because of the loss of Arctic sea ice but also cautioned the decision should not be viewed as a path to address global warming.

Police officers honored for heroism

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- Three Chico police officers recognized Wednesday for rescuing victims trapped in an apartment fire said it was just part of the job, and don't consider themselves heroes.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Brandt looks for section title on the track

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Oroville High senior Katie Brandt came to Chico on Wednesday to look for shoes to wear to graduation.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Kimmelshue gets over nerves to win section golf title

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Chad Kimmelshue said his biggest weakness on the golf course is his mental game. At Tuesday's Northern Section championships in Graeagle, his physical game was so good it took care of his most evident shortcoming.

School time

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Events All third- and fourth-grade classes from Fairview School in Orland, will visit the Glenn County Fair today to tour livestock, artwork exhibits and to see performances.

Schwarzenegger proposes lottery borrowing to close deficit

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:08 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday released a $144.3 billion state budget that eliminates a massive deficit by selling lottery bonds and cutting billions in state programs.

Slain Willows teen remembered at candlelight vigil

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- In an enclosed area at Willows High School, a sea of subdued, saddened faces gathered, with flowing tears and tight embraces.

Smoking-ban question burns on campus

Posted: 15 May 2008 04:45 AM CDT

CHICO — In the future, smokers at Chico State University may be told to take a walk, if the campus elects a partial or total smoking ban on campus.

Teen accused of threatening police officer

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- A 17-year-old Live Oak boy will be prosecuted as an adult for allegedly pointing a handgun at a uniformed officer Saturday night, according to Gridley-Biggs police.

Theater Briefs: Spring concert this weekend in Chester; 'Sounds of the Centuries' concert in Chico

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

The concert will feature contemporary Broadway musicals with medleys from "Les Miserables," Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and traditional favorites, such as "The Bare Necessities.

Theater Review: Characters slam in and out of roles in Blue Room's 'And Baby Makes Seven'

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre has once again worked its magic with its opening last weekend of "And Baby Makes Seven.

Theater preview: Silly characters take center stage in 'Seussical Jr.'

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- Visually delicious and humorously satisfying, American writer and cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as "Dr.

Theater preview: Traditional story of 'Cinderella' spins to life in Paradise ballet

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Before Disney created the 1950s animated blockbuster "Cinderella" with dancing mice and carriages that turn into pumpkins at the stroke of midnight, the world knew "Cinderella" only as a beautiful classic fairy tale and whimsical ballet.

Two student art exhibits on display at Chico State University

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- What could be a more perfect welcoming of spring than exhibits of work by blooming artists? Chico State University has mounted just such a celebration with two concurrent exhibitions of student works currently on display at the university.

Veterans Memorial Hall to be dedicated Saturday

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Butte County will dedicate its new Chico Veterans Memorial Hall on Saturday during a public ceremony.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:08 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 teen remembered at candlelight vigil

Posted: 14 May 2008 05:30 PM CDT

WILLOWS — Candles flickered as friends, family members and classmates gathered closely Tuesday night to remember Steven Daniel Furtado, the 18-year-old Willows High School student who was slain during the weekend in a double homicide in

Monday, May 12, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Blog Log

Posted: 12 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

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

Chico State baseball team will host West Regional

Posted: 12 May 2008 12:26 AM CDT

The Chico State baseball team will host the NCAA Division II West Regional championship at Nettleton Stadium, beginning Thursday and concluding Sunday.

Circulation is General Plan key issues topic

Posted: 12 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — An upcoming General Plan meeting will focus on how residents get around town — and how that could be better.

Daily Planner: May 12

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Events THIRD ANNUAL IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. consumer fraud day at Feather Falls Casino, Alverda Drive, No.

Daily Planner: May 13

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Events CANDIDATE'S NIGHT, ORLAND: 7 p.m. Carnegie Center at Library Park. Glenn County Republican Party hosts public talks by 2nd Assembly District candidates Jim Nielsen, Pete Stiglich, John Martinez and Charlie Schaupe.

Letter: Connelly deserves another term

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Bill Connelly tackled his District One supervisorial seat with an energy that has not declined. Early on he formed an excellent working relationship with his fellow board members that is so necessary for accomplishment.

Letter: Editorial unfair to Obama

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Unemployment, part-time employeeswho want full-time jobs, untold human suffering due to the Iraq war, crumbling infrastructure — need I go on?

Letter: Six cats too many for subdivision

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:44 PM CDT

I was appalled when I read the article by Roger H. Aylworth about the new cat ordinance. I live in Kelly Ridge, near the home that had cats running all over the neighborhood.

Letter: Students learn from good role models

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:44 PM CDT

As a bilingual instructional aide at Chico Junior High School, we want to publicly thank Nu Alpha Kappa, a Latino-based fraternity at Chico State University.

More than 20 dead after new round of storms

Posted: 12 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

SENECA, Mo. -- Stunned survivors picked through the little that was left of their communities Sunday after tornadoes tore across the Plains and South, killing at least 22 people in three states and leaving behind a trail of destruction and stories

New center for veterans opens at Butte College

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:39 PM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY -- The new Veterans Resource Center officially opened last week at Butte College, offering a place for veterans to hang out, use a computer, talk with other veterans or get support for their transition from soldier to student.

News from our past

Posted: 12 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Oil firms squeezing profits by raising prices' Big oil companies have local gas station operators — and consumers — over a barrel .

Outlaws carry new vibe into spring training

Posted: 12 May 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Golden Baseball League spring training for the Chico Outlaws is not only longer this year, but also at a different location and with more players.

Pleasant Valley High library morphs into art gallery

Posted: 12 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

multimedia CHICO -- Friday afternoon the library at Pleasant Valley High School morphed into an art gallery where visitors strolled among colorful works and talked to creative artists.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 11 May 2008 03:21 PM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST FIRST AVENUE — At Highway 99, major traffic backups and delays are likely beginning this week as the project to widen the northbound offramp

Smoothies pedaled in City Plaza

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:39 PM CDT

CHICO -- Bike-made smoothies, specialty bikes and a wealth of bike-related booths were set up in City Plaza to kick off a week of cycling events Sunday.

Students get graphic with literature

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:39 PM CDT

CHICO -- Although there aren't many words, works being created by junior high school students are considered literature, or at least a close cousin to it.

Victim tells story again for TV show

Posted: 11 May 2008 11:39 PM CDT

A Durham woman who was the victim of a violent sexual assault will tell her story on the show "I Survived" tonight on the Biography Channel.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Car accident brings two people into friendship

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Bad car crashes have been known to change peoples lives, but seldom for the better. An accident on April 23 that caused Nathan Carter, 25, to hit a vehicle driven by Sheila Wirth, 60, appears to have made them the best of friends.

Chemical blown from well closes highway

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Glenn County officials closed Highway 162 east of Willows for more than four hours Saturday due to a chemical blown onto the roadway from a nearby natural gas well.

DCBA plan would manage parking by focusing on pedestrians

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO -- Members of the downtown Chico organization think the answer to finally making headway on downtown parking lies in a strategy aimed at improving the area for pedestrians.

Dog owners trying to counter irresponsible use of forest center

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO — All is not quiet at the Genetic Resource and Conservation Center forest in south Chico, as more dog owners turn to the tree-filled site as a place for their pets to run and play.

Editing is choosing information

Posted: 11 May 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I remember when I was getting my journalism degree at Chico State and working here at the Enterprise-Record in the 1980s, one of my professors had me dissect in a panel discussion how we as writers and editors at the newspaper decide which

Editorial: Mother's Day a vivid reminder

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Coffee is brewing in the kitchen, smelling divine. A tray is being prepared featuring burnt toast and half a glass of orange juice.

Electric car gives me a jolt

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

I sat behind the wheel, buckled up and quickly accelerated onto Highway 99 heading south. All I heard was a "whooshhhh," as if riding in a glider.

Feather Fiesta Days float into Oroville

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — It seemed there was something for everyone downtown Saturday as thousands turned out for the closing weekend of Feather Fiesta Days.

Glenn officers, firefighters memorialize own fallen heroes

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Candlelight, strong words and tears made a somber atmosphere Wednesday night as many of Glenn County's officers and firefighters memorialized their own fallen heroes.

Lamb Derby delights crowd

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The axiom, "everyone loves a parade" was evident in Willows Saturday as hundreds of people again lined the streets, sidewalks and buildings for the 75th annual Lamb Derby Parade.

Letter: Nothing wrong with talking to Hamas

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

I applaud Jimmy Carter for meeting with leaders of Hamas. I disagree with the assertion that he is "alarmingly naive.

Letter: Obama didn't deserve criticism

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

"Letters may be edited for length, taste, libel and clarity" is what your policy states. What about the unkind, to say the least, editorial ("the collective opinion of the editorial board of the E-R") that was printed Monday?

Letter: People must reassert their power

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

"Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Letter: Regional efficiencies for schools

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Now that schools are facing dire budget cuts, it's time to redefine local, as in local school district.

Letter: School budgets need cuts also

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Cutting any school budget always seems to be a very emotional subject, but we need to bring facts into the forefront.

Letter: Stand up for the Constitution

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

What about the innocent people held by the United States at our base in Guantanamo? Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said "I'd like to see it (Guantanamo) shut down," because it has been "pretty damaging" to the image of the

Letter: Troops need help to deal with defense

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Your piece about Defense Secretary Robert Gates was very welcome news. Gates outlined a new attitude for the military to take toward mental health problems.

Local Roundup: Silva, Brown break Wildcat track marks

Posted: 11 May 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Kayla Silva and Lindsay Brown of the Chico State women's track and field team broke school records at the Occidental College Invitational in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Local briefs

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Ice cream store to mark 40th anniversary CHICO — As a part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Baskin-Robbins will be showing off its new look during a party Monday.

Looking for a chance to win or place in the name game

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

We experienced another family miracle the other day, and his name is Eric — Eric Grant Aylworth to be precise.

Man driving dump truck injured

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A man driving a dump truck was injured Saturday morning when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit a pillar under Stony Creek Bridge on Highway 32.

Paradise draws No. 2 seed in Division II playoffs

Posted: 11 May 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The Paradise High softball team drew the No. 2 seed and will host third-seeded Red Bluff on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Northern Section CIF Division II playoffs.

Seawolves beat Wildcats twice for CCAA tournament title

Posted: 11 May 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO —Weary and facing elimination in its final at-bats in two games, Sonoma State refused to go away.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

7:50 a.m. update &mdash; Early traffic: Skyway partially blocked

Posted: 09 May 2008 09:56 AM CDT

A spinout on the westbound Skyway, near Lookout Point, has traffic partially blocked. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident was reported just after 7:40 a.

CHP honors citizen heroes in two recent crashes

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- Early on the evening of March 26, Dan Zapeda was in a hurry to get to Sacramento International Airport to pick up his brother.

Chico High throws idea of semi-closed campus on lunch table

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO — The surge of students exiting Chico High School's campus at noon every day may become less overwhelming next year.

Correction

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

Due to an incorrect press release, a brief about the Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group in Wednesday's paper had the wrong meeting date.

County's growth plan is sprouting

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County's ongoing campaign to generate a new General Plan moved to a new venue, but the information coming in was familiar.

Daily Planner: May 10

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Events YARD SALE: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Children's items, books, kitchen items, furniture.

East First Avenue about to become a mess

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO — It's time to start avoiding the vicinity of East First Avenue and Highway 99, if you can.

Fatal crash closes Highway 70

Posted: 09 May 2008 06:16 PM CDT

EAST NICOLAUS — A crash involving an Amtrak bus and up to three smaller vehicles has closed Highway 70 in southern Sutter County.

Forsberg wins 410 sprint feature race at Silver Dollar

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

Auburn's Andy Forsberg won the 410 winged sprint car feature race Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in the Feather Falls Casino championship series.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

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

Hamilton shuts out Pierce

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Don't let the first two batters of the game for each team tell the story. It wouldn't chronicle the 10-0 mercy rule-shortened shellacking that No.

Johnson has big day, PV wins playoff

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

A trio of .400-plus hitters helped make the Pleasant Valley High baseball team the favorite to win the Northern Section CIF Division I championship.

Judge places Cabral on probation in strangulation

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Glenn County judge placed 24-year-old Orland resident Reynaldo Cesar Cabral on probation Friday in connection with the January 2007 strangulation of his then-girlfriend.

Letter: County needs to clean up Palermo

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

This is a plea to the good citizens of Palermo. We need to get County Supervisor Bill Connelly and the permit department and any other county agencies to clean up Palermo.

Letter: Trustee wrong on budget numbers

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

I would like to correct information presented by Chico Unified School District board member Rick Anderson in the April 27 Enterprise-Record.

Letter: U.S. not telling truth on Palestine

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Last week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the White House, where President Bush said he supported a "viable (Palestinian) state that doesn't look like Swiss cheese.

List of CUSD workers who may be lose jobs now online

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO -- Layoffs approved by Chico Unified School District's board of trustees April 30 have hit their targets, but those targets may be moving ones.

Local Roundup: Las Plumas pulls off upset of Red Bluff

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

The Las Plumas High baseball team beat host Red Bluff 6-1 Friday in the first round of the Northern Section Division I playoffs.

Local briefs

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

Napa man survives canoe capsizing into river CORNING — An 86-year-old Napa man and his dog were able to swim to shore after their canoe capsized Thursday morning in the Sacramento River near Woodson Bridge.

Lutherans discuss human suffering

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

CHICO — Through the ages, theologians and philosophers have pondered human suffering and its causes.

Mindless act knocks sheriff's patrol car out of commission

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A Glenn County sheriff's patrol car is down for repairs after someone used a large chunk of cement to bash in the windshield, and completely knock out the rear window.

Salmon fishing restrictions announced

Posted: 09 May 2008 06:16 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The California Fish and Game Commission decided today that fall-run salmon fishing will be limited to the Sacramento River between the Red Bluff Diversion Dam and Knight's Landing, According to the state, only one salmon per day

Senior Planner

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Santos swims to national records

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

Swimming in the 40-45 age group, Santos' time of 1 minute, 55.82 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley and 4:05.

The catch? A 60-day salmon season

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

The California Fish and Game Commission decided Friday that fall-run salmon fishing will be limited to the Sacramento River between the Red Bluff Diversion Dam and Knight's Landing, near Woodland.

Visiting anarchist author claims government killed Kennedy

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- As an anarchist, Jim Douglass says he has no respect for the power of the presidency. So, he continues to be surprised that he's written a book about the assassination of President Kennedy.

Week aims to turn drivers into bicyclists

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

BikeChico! Week starts Sunday, with activities each day to help people transition from cars to bikes.

Wild West life re-enacted in Willows

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- The likes of Wyatt Earp, Jesse James and Black Bart visited school kids in Willows Friday, in a mock stagecoach robbery, a shootout and other history re-enactments on the lawn of Glenn County Office of Education's south learning center.

Wildcats top Seawolves behind Robbins' gem

Posted: 10 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

CHICO — All of a sudden, those West Regional rankings don't look so sturdy. After taking down its top team in UC San Diego on Thursday night and following it up with an impressive 4-3 win over No.

Friday, May 09, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs: Annual Celebration of Women begins Friday

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Women's Club's fourth annual Celebration of Women Performance Showcase and Artisan Faire is Friday and Saturday at 592 E.

Biblio File: The plague of plagiarism explained in one little book

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:31 AM CDT

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. And lest you think me a little Dickens for stealing a famous line as my own, please know that Judge Richard A.

BikeChico! Week, May 11-17

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Sunday — Pedal Fest is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Plaza, with vintage bikes, bike-powered smoothies, route mapping, cargo carrying demonstrations, best-dressed helmet contest, bike shop booths, bike safety information and bicycling for

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Samuel Ysidro Gonzalez The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Samuel Ysidro Gonzalez for parole violation.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 8, 2008

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:27 AM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Buzz Editor's Column: Friday night concerts, local performers kick off summer in Chico

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:32 AM CDT

If you don't have plans Friday night, consider heading to downtown Chico to hear some local music and enjoy the spring weather.

Citizens' committee re-examines study areas

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Citizens' Advisory Committee held final discussions on their recommended land use alternatives for Butte County's 2030 General Plan Thursday evening, with public input being somewhat quelled.

Community shares love of timeless ragtime music at open mic night

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Just hearing a hint of ragtime music can transport listeners to lively days of yesteryear. Famous songs, like "The Maple Leaf Rag" (1899), evoke images of popular turn-of-the-20th-century traveling circuses with its jovial march-like

Corning resident's relatives safe after Myanmar cyclone

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

CORNING -- It's not the first time one of Betty Greer's daughters is safe after being caught in the middle of a catastrophic event.

Correction

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The 2007-2008 season rainfall total for Chico has been incorrect since April 23. The total should be 18.

Daily Planner for May 9

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Today Events THIRD ANNUAL SPRING ARTISAN FAIR: Noon-8 p.m. at Ambiance Gallery, 510 Billie Road, Paradise.

Durham school trustees make budget cuts

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

DURHAM -- After nearly 12 hours of discussion over three meetings in as many weeks, the Durham school board voted to make more than $225,000 in budget cuts.

Editorial: Oroville, Willows ready to celebrate

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

There are parades Saturday in both Willows and Oroville, giving residents of Butte and Glenn counties a reason to gather at their respective county seats.

Entertainment Calendar

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:26 AM CDT

Thursday, MAY 8 BUTTE COLLEGE: New Irish girl band, Thursday Morning, performing for the Rattlesnake Days celebration.

Feather Fiesta Days to wind up Sunday in Oroville

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A festival that began with Bidwell Bar Days last weekend will peak Saturday in downtown Oroville.

Forest Ranch moves quickly to form charter school

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- In three weeks, a group of Forest Ranch parents have done the work that typically takes three months, moving quickly to try to create a charter school.

Glen official arrested for allegedly resisting deputies

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A woman called the Glenn County Sheriff's Office about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to report her ex husband was at her Third Street home and had "flipped out.

Grocery shopping by bike? Yes, it's possible

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

So you want to be environmentally friendly and love riding around Bidwell Park on your bicycle, but what about tasks such as grocery shopping?

Letter: Animal complaints got too much ink

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OK, let me see if I have this straight: According to the article by Sarah Kingsbury in Sunday's edition, approximately 7,000 people attended the Endangered Species Faire at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area last weekend.

Letter: Don't blame teachers for deficit

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The notion of teachers giving up 1 percent of their salary is ludicrous. Doctors and hospitals are not asked to take a cut in pay because of the rising costs of services.

Letter: Fiscal conservative must be a liberal

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

I am a fiscal conservative who has been reading the letters blaming everything on the "liberals." All my life into the 1970s I was Republican.

Letter: Where's bad news about housing?

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

One of the major topics dominating social conversations is the housing crisis, especially the status of the real estate market and the price of homes in Chico.

Master Gardeners can help

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The Master Gardener program is up and running in Butte County, providing a knowledge base for homeowners to get answers to most types of gardening questions.

Monotypes and monoprints exhibit displayed at Avenue 9 Gallery

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:29 AM CDT

CHICO -- Avenue 9 Gallery is presenting a "Monotype/Monoprint" exhibition through June 14. A reception will take place at 5-8 p.

Movie review: 'Iron Man' is the best of Robert Downey Jr., superhero movies

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:22 AM CDT

"Iron Man" stars Robert Downey Jr. as a weapons manufacturer who gets taken hostage by a group that forces him to make a deadly weapon.

Music preview: Lila Downs combines cultures with the language of music

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Like many of her American fans, this writer first became interested in Lila Downs' music after her appearance in the film "Frida" and the songs she performed on the soundtrack.

Nees named Butte's new soccer coach

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Larry Nees constantly referred to his plans for helping the new Butte College men's soccer program "create a stir" locally after being introduced as the team's first coach Thursday morning, but in many aspects it already has.

No-contest plea made in high-speed chase

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A pickup driver Thursday chose not to contest felony charges that he led Butte County authorities on a 37-mile chase last fall at speeds sometimes of more than 100 mph.

Oroville's Brandt sisters shine at EAL track finals

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

REDDING — The full-stocked rosters were rewarded Thursday at Enterprise High School's track with high spots in the final Eastern Athletic League standings.

PV gets top playoff seed for Division I baseball

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High baseball team (21-5) will once again be the top seed in the Division I Northern Section baseball playoffs, which commence today, and will play host to the No.

PV tennis team sweeps singles to reach NorCals

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High boys tennis team swept Orland 6-0 in singles matches Thursday, forgoing the doubles matches to earn the Northern Section's No.

Paradise Garden Club meets Monday

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

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

Pedal past the pumps: A new attitude -- biking around town

Posted: 09 May 2008 04:52 AM CDT

CHICO -- Driving a car versus riding a bike means developing a new attitude about getting places, say the organizers of BikeChico!

Person of interest questioned in Orland shooting isn't cooperating

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

SUSANVILLE -- A "person of interest" in a fatal shooting April 21 was questioned by three Orland police officers at High Desert State Prison this week, but he refused to answer questions, said Police Chief Bob Pasero.

Program on irises set Saturday

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The Chico Horticultural Society will host a program on irises at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chico library, East First and Sherman avenues.

Prosecutors plan to appeal judge's overturning of sexual assault conviction

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Prosecutors said this week they plan to appeal a judge's ruling overturning one of two sexual assault convictions against a Chico man, instead of retrying the case.

Shasta gets EAL title off PV in 1-0 tilt

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:39 AM CDT

CHICO — In the second half of Thursday's Eastern Athletic League Cup prep girls soccer title match between regular-season champ Pleasant Valley and Shasta, there wasn't much evidence to show that the Wolves had the lead.

Sow There: A pat on the back for me ... and everyone else

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

I was feeling fairly smug the past couple of weeks about my gardening prowess. The newly planted section of the lawn is looking luscious.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Feather River anglers making some nice salmon catches, for now

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Salmon anglers can find some temporary solace on the Feather River, as some very good-grade chinooks are being caught right now, reported Chuck Rice at Feather River Outfitters in Oroville.

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department:

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

May 1 — 1200 block of Nord Avenue. Unknown loss. Reported at 8:45 p.m. May 3 — 1500 block of Mountain View Avenue.

Theater briefs: Chico Theater Company seeks actors for musical

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:34 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Theater Company is searching for at least two male and two female actors for its production of "The Drunkard," a musical melodrama with songs written by Barry Manilow.

Theater review: 'A Little Night Music' brings romantic tale to life

Posted: 08 May 2008 05:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- The sheer quality of Chico State University's spring musical, "A Little Night Music," blew this writer away.

Three Chico police officers will be honored

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- Three Chico police officers will be honored Wednesday by victims they helped get to safety during an apartment fire March 23.

Tour features six ridge gardens

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Did you ever wonder what the Garden of Eden must have looked like? Well, six dedicated gardeners in Paradise will open their gardens to show you their interpretation.

Wildcats open CCAA tourney with win

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — After 199 career wins, it only seemed fitting that Chico State baseball coach's Dave Taylor's professed method of winning would prove true.

Willows to host 75th Lamb Derby parade

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Maintaining a tradition that has lasted three-quarters of a century, Willows Chamber of Commerce will host the 75th annual Lamb Derby Parade beginning at 10 a.

Woman and baby rescued just before car sinks into canal

Posted: 09 May 2008 02:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Fairfield woman was able to get her 1-year-old baby out of her vehicle moments before it sank into a canal near the intersection county roads 45 and 48 Thursday morning.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

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2008 Chico Science Fair best-of-grade winners announced

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — The following students won best of grade level for their entries in the Chico Science Fair 2008: Madison Carhart, kindergarten, Shasta School.

6 fraternities suspended in drug probe at San Diego State U.

Posted: 07 May 2008 04:03 PM CDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State University has suspended six fraternities after a sweeping drug investigation that landed dozens of students in jail on suspicion of openly dealing drugs on campus.

A bolder path

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Chico State University students Matt Miller and Ricardo Barcelo place rocks along a trail in upper Bidwell Park on Wednesday while Jacob Smith (background) with the California Conservation Corps prepares the trail for road base.

Arrests made during gang, probation sweep in Willows

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Checks on probationers and people with suspected gang affiliations resulted in the arrest of one man and three juveniles in Willows Tuesday.

Beta Sigma Phi sorority names Janice Walker as its Woman of the Year

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO — Women of the Year from the five chapters of Beta Sigma Phi and the organization's Community Woman of the Year were announced during the sorority's annual Founders Day celebration April 28.

Budget cuts start at the top in Chico schools

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO -- The triad at the top of Chico Unified School District willingly gave up their most recent raise, stating they want to lead by example.

Businesses wary of salmon ban

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:32 AM CDT

A decision on fishing could have far-reaching effects on the north-state economy. On Friday, the California Fish and Game Commission will decide whether salmon fishing should be banned in California rivers.

Businesses wary of salmon fishing ban

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

A decision on fishing to be made this week could have far-reaching effects on the north state economy.

City finance committee wants better budget fix plan

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — City councilors still aren't satisfied with proposed budget cuts and want the heads of city departments to have another go at scaling back the city's projected deficit.

City plans improvements on streets intersecting busy shopping area

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Plans for a new sporting goods store will bring changes to a key shopping area connection Chico city officials hope will improve traffic.

Council tweaks development code before passing it

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Oroville City Council adopted a new development code Tuesday, but a few items were changed after public comment.

Daily Planner: May 8

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET: 6-9 p.m. Broadway from Second to Fifth streets. Fresh produce, food, arts and crafts and entertainment.

Daily Planner: May 9

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Events THIRD ANNUAL SPRING ARTISAN FAIR: Noon-8 p.m. at Ambiance Gallery, 510 Billie Road, Paradise. Live music.

Dinner scheduled as benefit for local group

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — A benefit for GRUB — Growing Resourcefully, Uniting Bellies — will be held from 6:30-11:30 p.

Domestic-violence shelter honors volunteers

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — The agency that deals primarily with serving women who come from abusive households, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, is hosting a celebration tonight to honor those who serve the program, including men.

Drinking fountain added to downtown

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Visitors to downtown Oroville will now be able to stop for cool water at the new drinking fountain installed at the corner of Myers and Bird streets.

Editorial: Make streets safer for bikes

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Maybe it's the price of gas. Maybe it's the nice weather. Maybe it's events like Spare the Air Week, offering free bus rides.

Environmental council sues district over water transfers

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

The Butte Environmental Council is suing the Richvale Irrigation District over water transfers. BEC says neither the cumulative impacts of water transfers, nor growth inducing impacts where water is received, are being analyzed.

Glenn supervisors mulling over energy audit

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

WILLOWS — With current budget worries and possible state cuts looming, Glenn County Board of Supervisors postponed making a decision Tuesday on a proposed energy audit that could eventually lead to power and money savings for the county.

Law might put brakes on Herger's Expedition

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Congressman Wally Herger may have car trouble next year. The Chico Republican has been driving a leased 2003 Ford Expedition, which is great for long drives across the sprawling 2nd District, he said.

Letter: Citizens should make stand against war

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Years of bombing Iraq — ruining a nation and a culture. Two days ago, bombing Somalia, in pursuit of a "terrorist" — killing a dozen civilians amidst an unprecedented, massive hunger crisis.

Letter: Democrats forget about democracy

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

I was a Democrat until President Carter was president —one reason I will never be a Democrat again.

Letter: Find efficient use for old city hall

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

It is great to see we are bringing the old stately city hall back into use and up to code. But it saddens me to see that we do not have the imagination to use it in a way that adds to the attractions of City Plaza and downtown.

Letter: Obama has right to be angry

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Barack Obama is angry, as he should be. He was not speaking out because he was a grown-up gentleman. Jeremiah Wright is a jerk who deserves to be deserted for his public diatribe.

Letter: Rotary spruces up horseshoe pits

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Ordinarily, I would not write a letter to the editor about the Noon Rotary Club, but it is necessary because of the outstanding job John Copeland's Rotary team did "fixing up" the horseshoe pits at the One-Mile in Bidwell Park.

Local Roundup: Chico grinds past PV for the title

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:36 AM CDT

It took until the second doubles match for a victor to be declared in the Northern Section team boys tennis championships.

Local briefs

Posted: 07 May 2008 07:00 AM CDT

Delta recommendations will be topic of forum CHICO — Recommendations for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will be discussed at the Northern Sacramento Valley Water Forum from 1:30-3:30 p.

Man pleads guilty to 'Stolen Valor' charge

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — An Oroville man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to falsely representing himself as a decorated military hero from the Vietnam War.

Man's van rolls over him as it's being pushed

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — A man reportedly ran a van over himself Wednesday afternoon as he was trying to push the vehicle from the roadway.

North State Voices: Farming is a good life, all in all

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

"Hey, Mom. I found out what those bugs are on your calendula." My son knew I was worried about the little black and yellow insects that I suspected of nibbling my blossoms in the hoop house.

Oroville man pleads guilty to fabricating war record

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — An Oroville man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to falsely representing himself as a decorated military hero from the Vietnam War.

Paradise schools hiring at the top, while firing below

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

PARADISE — After eliminating about 25 staff positions Tuesday, Paradise Unified School District's board of trustees approved a new assistant superintendent and a brochure to advertise for a new superintendent.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Aguilar a force in crucial battle

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Las Plumas baseball player Jordan Aguilar has major league aspirations. If baseball doesn't work out they can still come to fruition.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Lorenz looking primed to excel

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Alicia Lorenz said she hasn't been as successful as she'd like to be lately. If she puts together a week where she's got it all going, the Northern Section Division II playoff field could be in trouble.

School time for May 8

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Honors Three Chico High School students placed in the Math Engineering Science Achievement Regional Competition at Chico State University.

Suspect won't be charged in drive-by shooting

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The man arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting Sunday in Chico was scheduled for arraignment on a weapons charge Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court, but will not be charged with the shooting, a prosecutor said.

Suspect won't be charged with shooting

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The man arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting Sunday in Chico was scheduled for arraignment on a weapons charge Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court, but will not be charged with the shooting, a prosecutor said.

Team readies bionic beak for wounded bald eagle

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

ST. MARIES, Idaho -- She has been named Beauty, though this eagle is anything but. Part of Beauty's beak was shot off several years ago, leaving her with a stump that is useless for hunting food.

The Nosebleed Section: Preps got to digest food and lessons

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Nights like Tuesday's are the ones that don't come nearly enough for prep sports writers. And by that, I mean free buffets.

The show must go on: Producer found for Chico AirFest 2008

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO -- A producer and underwriter for Chico AirFest 2008 has been found. AirFest director Gayle Womack announced that pilot David Favor of Chico, chief executive officer of Victor Treatment Centers, has accepted the responsibilities.

U.S. envoy: Toll from cyclone might reach 100,000

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

YANGON, Myanmar -- Hungry people swarmed the few open shops and fistfights broke out over food and water in Myanmar's swamped Irrawaddy delta Wednesday as a top U.

Wednesday farmers market kicks off

Posted: 08 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Oroville Hospital parking lot was filled with fruits and vegetables as well as cars Wednesday afternoon, when the hospital kicked off its second annual farmers market series.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 08 May 2008 12:34 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, May 07, 2008

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Campus Clips

Posted: 06 May 2008 05:44 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Talk on whether to preserve species The philosophical rationales for preserving species will be discussed at 7:30 p.

Early traffic: Trouble in Oroville

Posted: 06 May 2008 10:04 AM CDT

Just before 8 a.m. today a three-vehicle minor-injury collision was reported on the Highway 70 Montgomery Street on ramp in Oroville.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

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Budget cut road-show project comes to Butte College

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

BUTTE COLLEGE -- Leaders of the California Teachers Association took to the road recently to protest the governor's proposed budget cuts for education, arriving at Butte College Monday for an afternoon rally calling for citizens to take action to

Budget cut roadshow project comes to Butte College

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

BUTTE COLLEGE -- Leaders of the California Teachers Association took to the road recently to protest the governor's proposed budget cuts for education, arriving at Butte College Monday for an afternoon rally calling for citizens to take action to

Bull destroyed after ramming patrol car, charging onto highway

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A bull found running loose on Highway 99W Sunday morning was destroyed out of concern for public safety when it rammed a deputy's patrol car, and efforts failed to contain it.

Correction

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The starting date of the "Loving Well" Beth Moore video series was incorrect on Saturday's religion page.

Daily Planner: May 5

Posted: 05 May 2008 05:30 AM CDT

Events ANNUAL STUDENT PRINTMAKERS EXHIBIT, CHICO STATE: Janet Turner Museum's 13 Annual Printmakers Invitational.

Daily Planner: May 6

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Events ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY POTTERY SALE, BUTTE COLLEGE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ceramic department. 10 a.m.-2 p.

Daily Planner: May 7

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Events MOTHERS' DAY POTTERY SALE:10 a.m.-2 p.m. Butte College Ceramics department. Butte College cafeteria, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville.

Defense seeks complaints against arresting officer

Posted: 06 May 2008 02:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- For the second time this year, a man accused of resisting arrest in Paradise went to court Monday seeking to uncover prior excessive force complaints against the arresting officer.

Early traffic: Things looking good

Posted: 05 May 2008 09:55 AM CDT

Despite a couple of earlier non-injury wrecks in the Oroville area, as of 7:45 a.m. today things are looking pretty good in Butte and Glenn counties.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Borges, Hill claim Canyon Oaks Invitational title

Posted: 06 May 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Scott Borges and his partner, Alan Hill, garnered a total of 61 points in the Canyon Oaks CC Men's Invitational Stableford format tournament.

Editorial: Fur comparison shouldn't ruffle anyone's feathers

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:30 AM CDT

The annual Endangered Species Fair is one of the north state events that draws large crowds for a good reason.

Flying to work

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

PG&E crews went to work by helicopter Monday, replacing wires and upgrading towers at the Table Mountain substation northwest of Oroville.

Herbicide barrels found in river

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- Up to a dozen 35-gallon drums found bobbing in the Sacramento River Monday, and another 11 dumped on a remote road south of Chico, contained residue from a chemical similar to a common household weed killer.

InnerView: Oya Ross-Walcott engineers her future

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:28 AM CDT

CHICO -- On a sunny Wednesday morning in April, Oya Ross-Walcott is having coffee at a shop downtown.

Letter: Celebrate freedom of speech

Posted: 05 May 2008 05:29 AM CDT

The ex-Marine might have said: "God bless America hopefully, but God damn America for its terrible flaws.

Letter: Congress should think of Americans first

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

Recently an article I read from the L.A. Times about a young illegal woman who is waiting for her fourth liver transplant at the cost to taxpayers of about $400,000 each plus an additional $30,000 per year for anti-rejection drugs prompted me to

Letter: Courtesy missing at campground

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

To the people who like to hog campsites for parking, and not even use them to camp in, I salute you. We go camping every year and look forward to it always.

Letter: Don't let science get in the way

Posted: 05 May 2008 05:28 AM CDT

In Paul Richins' letter to the editor, he made it clear that he has a hard time understanding the Big Bang Theory, and he believes our universe was created by supreme intelligence.

Letter: Enjoy the advantages of bike riding

Posted: 05 May 2008 05:26 AM CDT

Laura Urseny did a wonderful job of providing a variety of useful tips for bike riding in Chico with her April 26 article.

Letter: Keene questioned on school safety

Posted: 05 May 2008 05:25 AM CDT

I got a chuckle after reading your front-page article on Rick Keene's Assembly Bill 2361, which you called a "school safety bill.

Letter: Keep it positive

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

I would like to praise the Chico E-R sports section for its broad coverage and attention to many diverse high school sports.

Letter: Keep upper park grounded

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:30 AM CDT

The Bidwell Park and Playground Commission seems more interested in finding paragliders a home in upper park than preserving upper park's natural pristine state.

Letter: Let's quit acting like gods

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

I appreciate the acknowledgment Don Fultz put forth recently, noting my "call to arms" in support of John McCain.

Letter: Media are out to get Republicans

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

Just when I'm convinced you can't get things any more "wrong" editorially, you have outdone yourselves.

Letter: New endangered species: human beings

Posted: 05 May 2008 05:30 AM CDT

What in the world is wrong with all of us? We are all under siege from the "Green Monster Movement" and we have totally lost all control.

Letter: No need to feel guilty

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:29 AM CDT

It has taken me a few days to think of how to respond to Tom Mulleague's sadletter April 29. The news from his doctor was unfortunate, butbeing well along in years myself, I believe I might welcome the comfort of knowing how much time I had left.

Local Briefs

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Motorists OK in vehicle rollover OROVILLE — A driver rolled her vehicle Monday on Oregon Gulch Road, leaving the car destroyed but passengers safe.

Local Roundup: Wildcat golfers sit tied for sixth at West Regional

Posted: 06 May 2008 02:24 AM CDT

The Chico State men's golf team stood tied for sixth in the eight-team field after the first round Monday at the NCAA Division II West Regional at Adobe Creek Golf Club in Petaluma.

Man may be linked to two shootings

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:30 AM CDT

A man arrested Sunday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Chico may have been involved the day before in an afternoon shoot-out at a mobile home park in Hamilton City, according to Chico and Glenn County officials.

Myanmar death toll could top 10,000

Posted: 05 May 2008 03:51 PM CDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The death toll from a devastating cyclone in Myanmar could reach more than 10,000 in the low-lying area where the storm wreaked the most havoc, the country's foreign minister warned today.

On Foot: Hornbeck Trail is a quiet setting above Keswick Dam

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:28 AM CDT

REDDING — Thomas and I couldn't have planned it better April 28 when we chose the new Hornbeck section of the Sacramento River Trail, opened to the public last fall.

Person of interest in Orland shooting named

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A parolee-at-large arrested in Corning last week has been identified as a "person of interest" in connection with a fatal shooting April 21 in Orland.

Sawmill Peak lookout being staffed

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:33 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- With fire danger slightly elevated this week due to warm, breezy weather, Cal Fire-Butte County ordered the staffing of the Sawmill Peak lookout tower.

Sidelines: Dodos, Mickartz get CCAA honors

Posted: 06 May 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Chico State's Jimmy Dodos and Pete Mickartz were named the Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association's Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the week of April 28 through May 4.

Snow in spring

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

A light breeze and fluffy cottonwood seeds conspired Monday to create a surrealistic snow-like effect at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park.

Two hurt at Thunderhill Raceway

Posted: 06 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Two people working as event volunteers were injured Saturday morning at Thunderhill Raceway when a car reportedly struck an observation tower near a turn on the east side of the track.

UPDATE: Barrels found in river present no environmental hazard

Posted: 05 May 2008 05:27 PM CDT

CHICO — Barrels found floating in the Sacramento River south of Scotty's Landing this afternoon posed no environmental hazard, Chico fire officials said, even though labels indicated the 35-gallon drums once contained a herbicide.

Monday, May 05, 2008

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2,700 pounds and counting: 20 people celebrate major weight loss

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — Kelly Remocal lost 200 pounds. Rick Stout lost 121 pounds. Sandi Moore lost 140 and Becky George lost 240.

Blog log

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:38 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: Riding the bus into the past

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

What a difference a year makes. Butte Regional Transit's second annual "Spare the Air Week," an effort to encourage people to ride the bus, no longer seems so far-fetched.

Butte County median income below state average

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Figures released by the state this week showed that Butte County's median income in 2006 was more than $6,000 below the statewide figure.

Chico Sports Hall of Fame: Swimming coach Yeager won 13 NCAC titles with Wildcats

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

The accolades are seemingly endless for former Chico State swimming coach Clark Yeager. His legendary status in the halls of Acker Gym is similar.

Chico State wins, will host CCAA tourney

Posted: 05 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Joel Garcia pitched eight strong innings and Josh Meagher hit a three-run home run as the No. 13 Chico State baseball team beat Cal State San Bernardino 7-5 Sunday in Riverside to clinch a berth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association

Chico State's Bauhs sets Division II record in 10,000

Posted: 05 May 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Chico State junior Scott Bauhs broke the NCAA Division II record for the 10,000 meters Sunday at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford, running the fastest time for an American this year.

City Council to consider home merger

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- Tuesday night the Chico City will reconsider a decision that would allow a Chico homeowner to create one house from two.

Daily Planner: May 6

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Events ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY POTTERY SALE, BUTTE COLLEGE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. by the ceramic department. 10 a.

Editorial: Sign of earlier times worth fussing over

Posted: 04 May 2008 08:59 AM CDT

Outsiders may be laughing at us over Chico's concern for the future of the Thunderbird Motel neon sign.

Fire burns two acres of timber

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS -- A small wildfire broke out Saturday night in a section of forest in southeastern Butte County.

Helping horses: Couple's retirement turns into service, care

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

YANKEE HILL -- For Jim and Donna Kyle, living their lives has been about celebration. Donna is a cancer survivor and Jim survived a near-fatal car accident that left almost every bone in his body broken.

Man rescued after 10-foot fall while hiking

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

CHICO -- A man is in fair condition after falling about 10 feet and hitting his head on a rock while hiking in a remote area Sunday morning.

Oroville man helping keep old radio shows around

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Jerry Williams is having the time of his life doing what he loves most — preserving old radio variety and comedy shows and sharing them with others.

Shooting reported off West East Avenue

Posted: 04 May 2008 09:20 PM CDT

CHICO — Chico police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting just before 5 this afternoon on West East Avenue.

Weekend violence: Shooting, three stabbings

Posted: 05 May 2008 02:37 AM CDT

CHICO -- A shooting and three stabbings occurred over the weekend, none involving serious injuries. Late Sunday afternoon, Chico police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting just before 5 o'clock on west East Avenue.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

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All About Us: 3-year-old growing into 'puppy love'

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:55 AM CDT

When our daughter began pretending that our household appliances were dogs, we knew she had a serious case of puppy love.

Best way to plan for golden years is to ask kids for gold

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

As the silver hair — it's really gray but silver sounds so much cooler — gathers on my head and the years pile up on my shoulders, I begin to ponder the possibility that someday I may stop working.

Beyond

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:55 AM CDT

Artists show in Weaverville WEAVERVILLE — "A Sense of Place" art show will be on display until June 1 at Highland Art Center, 691 Main St.

Bidwell Bar Day pays homage to past

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:58 AM CDT

OROVILLE— Although it was once a ghost town, Bidwell Bar was full of life Saturday, as people poured into the historical area to attend Bidwell Bar Day.

Big Brown wins Derby; filly Eight Belles euthanized

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

The crowd of 157,770 was on its feet and cheering as the big, unbeaten, muscular bay crossed the line first, 4 3/4 lengths ahead of the filly Eight Belles.

Chico Sports Hall of Fame: Gleason's efforts led to hoops success

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:59 AM CDT

Daunting size was never known to be one of the many natural gifts Joddie Gleason posessed on the court, yet it is her legacy that remains one of the strongest pillars to have upheld this area's solid women's basketball tradition.

Daily Planner: May 4

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:55 AM CDT

Events ROTARY OMELET BRUNCH: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Benefit for Rotary service projects. $10 adults, $4 children 10 years and younger.

Daily Planner: May 5

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:55 AM CDT

Events ANNUAL STUDENT PRINTMAKERS EXHIBIT, CHICO STATE: Janet Turner Museum's 13 Annual Printmakers Invitational.

Dave Davies' column: Greatest of all-time just an opinion

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:59 AM CDT

All of this talk and stories about the Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet coming up Tuesday has gotten me thinking about who were the best athletes in the Northern Section that I've ever seen.

Digital TV means change, you may need to act to keep watching

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:59 AM CDT

A big change is coming for some television viewers. It involves the switch from analog to digital TV.

Don't throw away TV sets

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:57 AM CDT

The change to digital television has caused concern that many people might throw away old television sets.

Emergency preparedness pointers offered at expo

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:58 AM CDT

CHICO -- When the Jan. 4 storm knocked out electricity, it left some residents in a state of panic. Organizers of Saturday's emergency preparedness expo hope to prevent that from happening again.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:58 AM CDT

Farm Bureau e-mail newsletter available The Butte County Farm Bureau is currently distributing its third edition of an e-mail newsletter, Farm Wire, that lists calendar items and items of interest to farmers locally.

Finding closure: a mother's grief and gratitude

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:57 AM CDT

CHICO — When Meghan Price moved from here to Las Vegas two years ago she knew she wasn't really disconnecting from Chico, her home town since the age of 11.

Hoop gets mom in trouble

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

Dr. Peg Howard doesn't look like an outlaw. She's a small, shy, soft-spoken chiropractor who seems embarrassed that the highest levels of city government are going to address her lawbreaking in a public setting Tuesday night.

Letter: Become informed on health care reform

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

Times are coming ever closer to the 2008 presidential election and is America informed? Today, less than three-quarters of the people able to vote do so.

Letter: Celebrate freedom of speech

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

The ex-Marine might have said: "God bless America hopefully, but God damn America for its terrible flaws.

Letter: City Council can't approve casino

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

I am writing to remind the community of Chico that the City Council is not deciding whether or not to support a casino the Mechoopda Tribe wants to build, but whether or not they want the revenue for providing services to it.

Letter: Follow the pattern on budget problems

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

Let's look at the budget problems we face. The state has a huge deficit, the city of Chico is wondering where to borrow next, and the Chico Unified School District is laying off teachers and cutting programs.

Letter: Highway 149 project induces memories

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

Watching the construction of the interchanges of HIghway 149 between Highway 70 and Highway 99 has brought back a lot of memories for this octogenarian and former newspaper reporter.

Letter: Paragliders have little impact on park

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

Bidwell Park offers active people the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and explore our natural environment.

Letter: Wanted: a little help with economics

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

I could use some help in understanding economics. I was a pretty good student in high school and college, but right now I am confused.

Letter: Where's story about war hero?

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:54 AM CDT

I'm wondering why there has been no obituary or story about Col. Robert R. Gilbert, who died March 28.

Local Roundup: Mickartz helps Wildcats to huge CCAA road win

Posted: 03 May 2008 03:09 PM CDT

Freshman Pete Mickartz came within one out of his second shutout as the Chico State baseball team handled Cal State San Bernardino 7-1 at Riverside Community College on Friday.

Local Roundup: Split leaves Wildcats in precarious position

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:59 AM CDT

The Chico State baseball team's magic number now equals the amount of California Collegiate Athletic Association games the Wildcats have left.

Local briefs

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:58 AM CDT

Stony Creek management workshop Friday ORLAND — The Glenn County Resource Conservation District and River Partners will hold a Stony Creek bioengineering and erosion management workshop 10 a.

Pelts draw complaints at Species Faire

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:58 AM CDT

An exhibit at the Endangered Species Faire in Cedar Grove at Bidwell Park drew some controversy Saturday.

Pioneer Day Parades downtown

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:58 AM CDT

About 5,000 people gathered in downtown Chico on Saturday to watch the Pioneer Day Parade, which drew 56 entrants ranging from traditional floats, fire engines and marching bands to a B-Line transit bus made to look like a covered wagon.

Pleasant Valley High grad has designs on career in fashion world

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:57 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO — Katie Lares was among a group of fashion design students who showed off their cutting-edge designs during public and private shows the last week in April at the Academy of Art University School of Fashion.

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:58 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.

Suspects fire shots at Hamilton City mobile home

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:58 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Suspects in three cars allegedly fired multiple shots at a mobile home in Hamilton City shortly after noon Saturday, endangering several adults and a young child inside the dwelling.

Suspects sought in shooting at Hamilton City

Posted: 03 May 2008 06:37 PM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Glenn County officers are investigating multiple shots fired at midday today that endangered individuals — including a small child — living in a mobile home in Hamilton City.

The Bookshelf: "My Name Is Gabito/ Me Lamo Gabito"

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:55 AM CDT

"Can you imagine a shipwrecked sailor living on air and seaweed for eight days? Can you imagine gold and silver fish swimming in air?

Traditional crowning of queens, festa set May 11

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:55 AM CDT

CHICO — Following decades of tradition in Chico and hundreds of years of ritual in Europe, the Portuguese Holy Ghost Fatima Club will host its annual Festa on May 11.

Want to watch American Idol next year? It's available in high-definition

Posted: 04 May 2008 02:57 AM CDT

For some TV viewers, seeing American Idol — the most watched show in history — could be a stunning experience next year, thanks to digital television.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Bay Area woman hurt in Highway 99 crash

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

A Sunnyvale woman was injured just after 11 p.m. Thursday in a dramatic Highway 99 crash that left her pinned inside her burning vehicle.

Chico Sports Hall of Fame: Rigsbee built Butte football into powerhouse

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:22 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Craig Rigsbee became renowned locally for putting the Butte College football team among the best in the state with his 136 wins, 10 conference championships, 15 bowl appearances and nine bowl wins.

Chico strengthens postseason cause with solid victory

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:22 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Chico High's softball team decided that it didn't want to let Oroville have a chance to create late-inning heroics Friday afternoon at the Mitchell Field complex.

Corrections

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:21 AM CDT

The Mechoopda Tribe chairman was incorrectly identified in an article Thursday on the Style page about the Ishi Gathering next week in Oroville.

County's new assistant chief administrative officer worked for his boss before

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:21 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Butte County's new assistant chief administrative officer comes to the job already knowing he can get along with his boss, because he has worked for him before.

Daily Planner: May 3

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 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: May 4

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Events ROTARY OMELET BRUNCH: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Benefit for Rotary service projects. $10 adults, $4 children 10 years and younger.

Development impact fees to go up July 1

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Fees developers pay to build new homes and buildings are set to go up 10 percent to 20 percent.

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

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

HIT — On a weekend with a million and one activities in Chico and Oroville, we hesitate to single out one.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:21 AM CDT

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

Helicopter crews will upgrade PG&E towers

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:21 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews will be flying high in the sky as they replace wires and upgrade towers between Oroville and Palermo Monday.

Hirst claims 410 main event

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:22 AM CDT

Kyle Hirst won the main event in wingless sprints last week. He did the same Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway, but in the 410 winged sprints.

Letter: Be forewarned about cell phone law

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

There should be a strong public service effort made by all media to remind the public holding a cell phone while driving becomes illegal on July 1.

Letter: Citizens getting buried at the pump

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

I would like to encourage everyone to write or call our senators and congressmen, our leaders, concerning this debilitating gas problem.

Letter: Find a shelter from politics

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

With politics being so much a part of the daily diet, it behooves the attention of the people to pause long enough to observe some other item of attention that is not so expensive.

Letter: Independence in media critical

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Kudos to the Enterprise-Record for your excellent editorial on Monday regarding the manipulation of public opinion on the government's war on terror.

Letter: Program teaches important lessons

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:19 AM CDT

The Every 15 Minutes committee wishes to extend a sincere appreciation to the students, parents, school staff, and numerous businesses, agencies, organizations, and service providers who joined together out of a deep caring and concern for our

Lifestyle RX: Boutons, habits and the path to change

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Frequently used axons form tiny bumps; scientists call these bumps boutons, from the French word for buttons.

Local briefs

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:21 AM CDT

Vandalism in Willows amounts to thousands of dollars WILLOWS — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office and Willows police investigated gang-style graffiti Thursday that did more than $10,000 in damage to six vehicles.

Lorenz baffles Vikings in shutout win

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO —Paradise High softball coach Lennie Dean said ace pitcher Alicia Lorenz was "a little off" against Pleasant Valley.

Officials unveil program to reduce highway deaths, injuries

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol, Caltrans and the California Office of Traffic Safety have unveiled an aggressive 152-point program aimed at reducing injuries and deaths on the state's highways 10 percent within the next two years.

Pushed by higher prices, immigrants stocking up on rice

Posted: 02 May 2008 03:55 PM CDT

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Shoppers surveyed shelves loaded with rice at the Ranch 99 Asian supermarket, chatting in languages from Mandarin to Portuguese as they hunted for their favorite varieties, checked brand names and compared prices before

Religion scholarship has ancient roots

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:21 AM CDT

In the mid-20th century, theologians known as "demythologizers" created a stir. Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich and others tried to make Christianity more believable in the modern world by asserting that some supernatural elements of the faith could

Ridge candidates speak at forum

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:21 AM CDT

MAGALIA — A low-key public forum saw all three candidates vying for the 5th District supervisor's seat describe their deep roots on the ridge, a desire for carefully modulated growth, and a wish to establish an escape route in time of

Senior Planner

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Youth football camp scheduled

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:22 AM CDT

Nor Cal Football School will be having its O-Line/D-Line/Tight End Camp July 10-13. The director of the camp is Craig Rigsbee, one of the premier line coaches on the West Coast.

Stories from the fox hole, the mess tent, the cockpit

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Two generations received praise when a visitor from Washington, D.C. said Chico should be a role model.

Water transfer deals being finalized

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Water transfers deals from the Sacramento Valley are moving forward this year, with four districts wrapping up details with growers for about 47,000 acre-feet.

Woman arraigned via closed-circuit video transmission

Posted: 03 May 2008 02:21 AM CDT

WILLOWS — An 18-year-old Willows woman facing a court procedure for the first time on Friday became a Glenn County first, too.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A rare treat

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Dona Garrison stands beside her Century Plant that appears ready to bloom at her home on North Avenue in Chico on Wednesday.

Assembly candidates speak at forum in Oroville

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Two Republican candidates for state Assembly District 3 visited Oroville Thursday to attend a debate hosted by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

Butte baseball sweeps

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Among the small group of players on the Butte College baseball team wrapping up their careers on Thursday afternoon, three did it in grand style.

Butte's most wanted

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Amador Martinez Soto The Butte Sheriff's Office is seeking Amador Martinez Soto for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, violation of probation and

Celebratory plane flight quickly turned into near-death experience

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

REDWOOD CITY — Redwood City pilot Tony Sorce called his plane-crash survival lucky, and blamed the accident on pilot error and a runway that was too short to land his high-performance plane.

Chico boys volleyball sweeps PV

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Their smiles said it all. The Chico High boys volleyball team was all grins Thursday night at home as it prepared to close out a 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 win over Pleasant Valley.

Chico man arrested in alleged Glenn County stalking case

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — A man with a criminal history in Butte County was arrested in Glenn County Wednesday after he allegedly broke into the Hamilton City home of a person he was allegedly stalking.

Citizens panel anticipates big growth in housing, jobs

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Over the next 20 years Butte County could theoretically see more than 69,000 new "dwelling units" constructed and up to and more than 114,500 new jobs created.

Computers link Chico State, Harlem students

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- Students at Chico State University are reaching across the technological divide by becoming mentors to students across the country through the Seeds of Support program.

Congressional program elects Willows prof

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A Willows High School teacher is one of 11 people chosen nationwide to spend a week in Washington D.

Corrections

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

A notice in Thursday's issue of The Buzz gave an incorrect day for Saturday's 5-7 p.m. reception for artist Cynthia Schildhauer's "100 Paintings in 100 Days" at the Chico Paper Co.

Daily Planner: May 2

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Events ORLAND ARTS COMMISSION: Reception 6-7 p.m. Center for the Arts and Gallery, 1016 South St., Orland.

Editorial: Hatchery won't fix the problem

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Say this for legislators: They sure know how to avoid a problem. The latest example is a proposal by a state senator from the San Joaquin Valley, Dean Florez, who wants to spend $5 million of water-bond money to make a hatchery for delta smelt.

Garden Tour: Yard is a perennial paradise

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Mark and Carla Fritzler built their home in 1998, on an acre parcel in an old walnut orchard. Their plan was to create a Mediterranean-style landscape with a somewhat arid front yard and a more lush backyard.

Hernandez earns spot in Chico Sports Hall of Fame

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Jill Hernandez can't seem to stick with being a world-class athlete, yet at the same time she can't stay away.

Immigration-reform marchers gather in Los Angeles

Posted: 01 May 2008 04:13 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration-reform advocates gathered today for downtown demonstrations one year after peaceful marches on the issue ended violently when police officers used batons and fired so-called non-lethal rounds to clear people out

Lack of interpreter postpones murder suspect hearing

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A hearing for a Butte County murder suspect charged with a new offense of possessing a weapon in the jail had to be postponed Thursday because no Spanish-speaking interpreter for the defendant was available.

Letter: Administration's manipulation continues

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Bravo to the E-R editorial team for the "Manipulation crosses the line" editorial Monday. Unfortunately, the Defense Department's spin team feeding the corporate media disinformation is just the tip of a very large iceberg.

Letter: Community takes pride in Feather Falls

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

This past weekend, approximately 30 volunteers walked Lumpkin Road picking up enough trash to fill three Dumpsters.

Letter: Mind game helps feed the hungry

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Want to improve your vocabulary? Raise your SAT scores for college admission? Uneasy about time consumed with video games and play stations?

Letter: PedalFest: Bike riding made easy

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Laura Urseny's "Your bike is waiting for you" article Saturday provided great info on how to gear up to ride your bike.

Local Roundup: Nelson leads heptathlon after five events

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Chico State's Jake Nelson accumulated 3,604 points after five events to grab the lead in the men's heptathlon on the first day of the 2008 California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in Los Angeles.

Local briefs

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Butte seeks projects for Make a Difference Day In conjunction with National Make a Difference Day, Butte College is seeking proposals in Butte and Glenn counties for community "makeover" projects.

Police report

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES April 25 — 500 block of West Third Street.

School celebrates success during multicultural night

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — While the Parkview School community was celebrating multicultural night, the school was also celebrating a successful program — so successful that it will be expanded to serve more students.

Sidelines: Youth soccer sign-ups slated

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Butte Youth Soccer League will be holding sign-ups for boys ages 12-15 and girls ages 12-18 for recreational Division 4 only.

Sow There: When it comes to birthdays, there is no shame

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

People like to know it's your birthday. Even though I didn't feel like throwing a medium-sized party this year, it's important that the "special day" feels like a special day.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Sacramento River stripers to 21 pounds caught

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Despite the impending cancellation of salmon season, there will still be plenty of fishing opportunities on the Sacramento River this year.

Ten-day festival starts in Oroville

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Feather Fiesta Days is getting rolling today in Oroville. A pull-out guide on events that run through May 11 will be included in Saturday's paper.

Views and plants will be topics of outings

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

These two outings are planned in May by the Mount Lassen chapter of the Native Plant Society. May 10 — South Rim Views and Flowers.

Wahl, Sarsour to run for Chico City Council

Posted: 02 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- The number of candidates planning on running for City Council is up to six. City Councilor Larry Wahl and Chico Area Interfaith Council president Ali Sarsour have also declared an early intention to run for the Chico City Council in the

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Arrest made in weekend armed robberies

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- One of two men being sought for the armed robbery of a liquor store on The Esplanade Saturday and the attempted armed robbery of a market Sunday on East Lassen Avenue has been arrested.

Arrest made of suspect linked to armed robberies over weekend

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — One of two men being sought for the armed robbery of a liquor store on The Esplanade Saturday and the attempted armed robbery of a market Sunday on East Lassen Avenue has been arrested.

Art briefs

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Local landscape artist shows work in Orland ORLAND — The Orland Art Commission will have its first art show featuring a local landscape artist on Friday.

Biblio File: Novel mixes sex, radical politics and nanotechnology

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Author Emory Menefee, now approaching 80, lives with his wife Josephine in Richmond. Though he received a doctorate in physical chemistry from MIT, and has published dozens of research papers, "The Cultivation of Weeds" ($11.

Butte County chokes on air pollution grading assessment

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE-- Butte County received the lowest air quality grade possible in a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 1, 2008

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Campus group wins collegiate award for saving energy

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University's Green Campus organization was awarded the Best Practices award for student energy efficiency for California higher education.

Check It Out: Butte County libraries getting better all the time

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County Library's expanded service hours have been in effect for seven months now, and members of the community have obviously appreciated the opportunity to use their libraries more often.

Cover Story: Local Ozzy Osbourne fan auditions for TV show

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Ever since he was 13 years old, Michael Dracul has been a "huge" Ozzy Osbourne fan. But the Chico resident never dreamed that his adoration would take him to the audition stage of the television hit "America's Got Talent.

Daily Planner: May 1

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM CDT

Events DEDICATION FOR CITY PLAZA ART: 5-6 p.m. City Plaza, Fifth and Main streets. Artists Owen Gabbert, Elizabeth Devereaux, William EverOne honored for art pieces.

Daily Planner: May 2

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM CDT

Events ORLAND ARTS COMMISSION: Reception 6-7 p.m. Center for the Arts and Gallery, 1016 South St., Orland.

Dangers remain for Virginians digging through twister debris

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:59 PM CDT

SUFFOLK, Va. -- Residents gathered at a school Wednesday, carrying black garbage bags and backpacks as they waited to be taken to their tornado-ravaged neighborhoods to gather necessities from their homes.

Delta conservation group gathers community imput

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — As state water officials are declaring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta broken, plans are in the work for a comprehensive conservation plan for the area.

EAL track season winds down at Chico High

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Even in the final Eastern Athletic League track and field meet of the season, the coaches weren't sure of their alignments for next week's circuit finals.

Editorial: Think globally, not individually

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The city of Chico has made a conscious decision to listen to "neighbors," which is a wise concept. A lot has changed about how development occurs in Chico since the time when builders only had to wait for a city permit.

Endangered Species Faire is Saturday

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM CDT

CHICO — "Pollinators: What's the Buzz All About?" is the theme for this year's Endangered Species Faire to be held Saturday at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park.

Environmental faire, art sale among fun weekend activities

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

If you like having choices, you'll love all the entertainment opportunities in Chico this weekend. On Saturday, the 29th annual Endangered Species Faire, hosted by the Butte Environmental Council, will take place from 10 a.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Stokes stoked on strikeouts

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — To borrow a line from Timbuk 3, Emily Stokes' future is so bright, she has to wear shades.

Flames damage Durham home

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 03:17 PM CDT

DURHAM — Flames that started in the attached garage of a home on Stanford Lane Tuesday night did about $100,00 in structural damage, fire officials said.

Four candidates declare early for Chico City council seats

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Four candidates have now declared an early intention to run for the Chico City Council in the November election.

In Riehlman's eyes, success was simple

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

You'll have to forgive Pete Riehlman if he doesn't seem awestruck by much. His time as Chico State's head football coach, the most successful one the Wildcats ever had at 42-18 over six years, is borderline flippantly described as "a great

Judges will key in on piano performers' skills

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Local piano students will perform for the National Guild of Piano Teachers annual auditions Saturday and Sunday at Chico State University.

Latest Chico school cuts hurt community

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- The cuts approved at a special meeting of Chico Unified School District's board of trustees Wednesday hurt everyone.

Letter: Animal control fees wasted

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Our neighborhood has recently been invaded by a large number of unwanted cats. Most of these cats belong to one property owner here.

Letter: Chapman benefits from generosity

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Chapman Elementary School would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the many local businesses and community groups that have been most generous and helpful to our school this month.

Letter: Rummage sale helps Orland groups

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Orland Women's Improvement Club's 58th annual rummage sale March 7-8 was the best one yet. We want to extend a big "thank you" to everyone who brought in rummage and spent money at our sale.

Letter: Say goodbye to prep volleyball program

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Please come join us at 7 tonight for the last Chico High School boys volleyball home game before the lights are shut off.

Local Roundup: Witteman wins two races

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Paradise High's Lindsey Witteman picked up wins in the 100- and 200-meter races, but Pleasant Valley swept both relays in falling short of Enterprise, 80-76 at the Eastern Athletic League meet Wednesday in Paradise.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Mulliner makes most of his chance

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CORNING — Evan Mulliner made the best of his opportunity Tuesday. After going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs, it's safe to say he'll be getting a few more.

Molestation ringleader gets 48 years in prison

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Rejecting the suspect's claims he was unduly pressured into accepting a plea bargain, a judge Wednesday handed down a 48-year prison term to the purported ringleader of what Butte County authorities deem one of the worst cases ever of

Movie Review: 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' a fun, laugh-out-loud comedy

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is a comedy about a man who is trying to forget his girlfriend of five years, but ends up at the same hotel as her and her new boyfriend.

Music Preview: Folk, bluegrass and beyond with The Greencards

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- With members bred in England and Australia, The Greencards may well be the best Americana artists with no native claim to North America.

Music Preview: Tiempo Libre: 'Music is all about the energy'

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Your spirit will soar and your body will not be able to remain in its seat when Tiempo Libre takes over the stage tonight at Laxson Auditorium at Chico State University.

North State Voices: Raising children is life's greatest gift

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

For years I questioned my existence. I wrestled with would-haves and could-haves. I wondered why I wasn't more than I am.

Nosebleed Section column: Team unity comes from tragedies

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The players who are on the roster are the ones who affect the outcome of the game. That's something that is no surprise to sports fans.

Pioneer Day Parade readies to set float

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Applications are still being accepted for Saturday's Pioneer Day Parade in downtown Chico.

Restoring old city hall: Lower bids mean project will likely be completed

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- While it was once uncertain just how far the money would stretch, city officials now believe work in progress on restoring old city hall should result in a finished building.

Retired firefighters honored at 135th anniversary

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Several active firefighters and more than a half-dozen long retired Chico firefighters were on hand Wednesday as the department marked its 135th anniversary.

School Time for May 1

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Honors Notre Dame Catholic School eighth-grader Jamie Mensching and seventh-graders Madeleine Pardini and Lindsay Harrison were selected to participate in the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles May 19-20.

Tensions flare during DUSD meeting

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

DURHAM — As the pressure to make additional budget cuts in the Durham Unified School District increases, it appears resistance to the proposed cuts is growing as well.

Theater briefs

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Romantic spring musical at university CHICO -- Chico State University's spring musical, Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," will be performed at 7:30 p.

Theater review: 'Uproarious Perils in Pair O'Dice" is pure gold

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Paradise was full of excitement last weekend as theater goers flocked to see the 2008 Gold Nugget Days melodrama, "Uproarious Perils in Pair O'Dice," at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Today's women, today's art: Chico Art Center exhibit shows artists' individuality

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Oscar Wilde once said, "Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

U.S. troop deaths hit 7-month high in Iraq

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:59 PM CDT

BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military death toll hit a seven-month high of 49 on Wednesday — with more than half the losses in Baghdad as American forces wage growing street battles against Shiite fighters.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM 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.

Wind blows away stove comparison demonstration

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — A good air day took the edge off a bad air demonstration Wednesday. Part of the Butte County Air Quality Management District's educational workshop on wood-burning pollution was a trailer loaded with woodstoves parked on West Fourth

Woman thought vague wording might be defense in assassination plot

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A Michigan woman who used craigslist.com to solicit an assassin for her lover's wife, an Oroville resident, thought the way she communicated with three people who answered the blind ad might give her some wiggle room.

Wood-burning workshops come to Chico

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — People in Butte County don't want more government regulation, but they do want steps taken to clean their air.