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Monday, June 30, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

10 a.m.: Fire briefs: Breezes bring better air

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 01:33 PM CDT

Air quality improving Those light winds that helped clear smoke from the air has been a factor in the air quality improvement in both Paradise and Chico.

10:05 a.m.: Summary: Progress made on fires

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 01:34 PM CDT

The weather has been cooperating with firefighters and progress has been made containing the series of lightning fires now burning in Butte County.

Aurilia drives in 5 runs in Giants' 11-1 rout

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:25 AM CDT

OAKLAND (AP) — Rich Aurilia rested his forehead against the side of his locker, a look of exhaustion in his eyes.

Blog Log for June 30

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

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

By Staff Reports

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO — Firefighters made short work of a fire started by a fallen power line at 6:52 p.m. Sunday.

Concow residents can go home

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 08:43 PM CDT

The Concow area is no longer under imminent threat so residents can go home using non-fire routes. Cal Fire, the Butte County Sheriff's Office, and allied agencies on the Butte Lightning Complex have put Concow on a precautionary evacuation advisory

Daily Planner: July 1

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: June 30

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Events AUTHOR APPEARANCE: 7 p.m. Lyon Books, 121 W. Fifth St. Chico Stonewall Alliance presents author Lizann Bassham and her new book "One of Another.

Giant Saudi field key to boosting oil output

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:25 AM CDT

KHURAIS OIL FIELD, Saudi Arabia (AP) — This massive oil field surrounded by the desolate sands of Saudi Arabia's vast eastern desert feels like the middle of nowhere.

Help offered to Humboldt, Ophir fire victims; donations needed

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Debris removal, utilities reconnection Fire ash and debris from the Humboldt and Ophir fires may contain asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy

In Concow, it's time to go home

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

The 31 fires in Butte County are slowly losing ground to firefighters and the Army National Guard, which allowed Concow-area residents to go home Sunday afternoon.

KIXE to go all-digital in August

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- One of the words heard most about the coming switch to digital television is "deadline.

Letter: Government must make things easier

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Let's not let the town or county use this fire as a cash cow. What can we do to stop them: The price of the permits must be reduced or removed.

Letter: Inflation to blame for gas prices

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Loretta Ann Torres' recent letter urges us to act and write our representatives about drilling for oil in America.

Letter: Let's talk about barking dogs

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Recently I read a "Tell It to the E-R" by a Chico homeowner who is concerned by "teachers" with dogs that are barking day and night.

Letter: Recognize cause of high gas prices

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:25 AM CDT

George Will and others say, "Stop whining about high gas prices." Recognize the cause and do something about it.

Man discovers family he didn't know he had

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville man who began searching for his father last year instead found a large family of half-brothers and sisters he didn't know he had.

Mosquito fogging slated when skies clear up

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Residents of Butte County can expect mosquito fighters to be busy throughout the warm months, and Chico will be fogged as soon as smoke clears the area.

Simply Golden: Flyers in position to take league to new heights

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 05:51 PM CDT

FULLERTON — On the proverbial Orange County Flyers news docket during the team's latest homestand earlier this week, the top story was the most wins to start a season in organization history.

Water Commission meets Tuesday in Oroville

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Water Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 25 County Center Drive in Oroville.

World's largest water scooping plane in Northern California

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 01:32 PM CDT

The U.S. Forest Service has announced the Martin Mars water bomber has arrived in Redding for help with Northern California wildfires.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

10:20 a.m.: Summary: Camp Fire crosses Highway 70

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 12:42 PM CDT

The inversion layer that's been slowing the spread of the lightning fires in the foothills began to break down Friday, allowing several of the blazes to grow.

1:50 a.m.: Fire briefs: Concow meeting on fire at 3 p.m. today

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 04:21 AM CDT

Town hall meetings concluding The last of three town hall meetings today on the lighting fires will begin at 3 p.

9:30 a.m.: Lighting fire bulletins: Red flag warning

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:34 AM CDT

9:30 a.m.: Weather changing A red flag warning has been issued for the Butte County foothills, as the inversion area in place for the past few days is breaking up.

A city of firefighters: Command post springs up to support crews

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

CHICO -- With a mobile kitchen that cooked up 1,200 steaks for dinner, a medical unit, portable showers and a laundry, it's a self-sustaining city.

All About Us: Home with 3-year-old better than jury duty

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Wishes sometimes come true, I discovered with dismay. I'd been having a difficult time with Anya, who had taken to growling and snapping her teeth at me whenever I asked her, kindly, not to do something.

Community members honored; Venture Island concludes

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

CHICO -- Celebrating 22 years, the Chico Economic Planning Corp. added to the annual dinner's fun Thursday with a litany of awards and the conclusion of Venture Island/Chico, an entrepreneur's competition.

Crews at whim of weather

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

Firefighters held blazes in place Saturday, but how the weather changes will determine what happens next.

Daily Planner: June 29

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Events CHICO ART CENTER: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. "A Splash of Color" watercolor workshop by Evonne Cramer. 521-9873 or 895-8726.

Daily Planner: June 30

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Events AUTHOR APPEARANCE: 7 p.m. Lyon Books, 121 W. Fifth St. Chico Stonewall Alliance presents author Lizann Bassham and her new book "One of Another.

Dave Davies' column: Junior Giants program a hit in Oroville

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The San Francisco Giants' Junior Giants program places emphasis not on winning games, but on building character and self-esteem in the young players who participate.

Editorial: Think about others, not just yourself

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

If the dry lightning storms forecast for this weekend come to pass, Butte County residents are probably going to see some of the 1,600 firefighters now here, going elsewhere, before all the local fires are contained.

Fire information at town hall meetings appreciated

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

PARADISE -- A town hall meeting Saturday felt more like a victory celebration, with applause for firefighters and the work being done to begin restoring communities.

Fire information offered on ridge

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

Representatives of Butte County will be at the Holiday Market, 14001 Lakeridge Circle, in Magalia to answer questions about the lightning fires in the area.

Flashbacks From Here and There: A man to be remembered-III

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Bill, a writer of note, left behind four fabulous volumes on the history of Butte County, ripe with humor and fascinating situations.

Help offered to Humboldt, Ophir fire victims

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Debris removal, utilities reconnection Fire ash and debris from the Humboldt and Ophir fires may contain asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy

Letter: Add a little green to state budget

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

As for balancing the budget, legal marijuana could produce a pot of gold. — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letter: Comparing cases yields startling results

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Well once again I must comment about the inconsistent sentencing in Butte County. Darrin Pacheco actually killed someone in a fight, but got voluntary manslaughter, had two prior strikes, and got 33 to life.

Letter: Enloe's wage proposal uses fuzzy math

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Enloe's administration claims its wage offer to its service unit is fair. They say it is "based on the average maximum of the wage scale of the six hospitals in our area.

Letter: Fixed income can't withstand inflation

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Myself and millions of other people are on fixed incomes, and we are tired of being taken advantage of by these oil companies.

Letter: Invest tax money to turn a profit

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

I was encouraged to read of the City Council's decision to fund certain arts programs such as Artoberfest and the World Music Festival.

Letter: Missed payment not a mere coincidence

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

An article in Monday's edition was about the Sycuan tribe being allowed to skip on a payment to the state until next year, costing California a much-needed revenue of $30 million.

Letter: Raising taxes is civilized solution

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

This is in response to Larry Mitchell's article of June 12 regarding the California budget crisis. I heard Sister McCarthy speak at the Interfaith Council and was impressed with her facts and figures on how the governor's proposed budget cuts would

Letter: Stealing equal rights isn't a right

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

While all the hand wringing is going on about a ban or no ban on same-sex marriage, I find it almost amusing the complete unwillingness of those opposing same-sex marriage to examine their own motives.

Low-interest loans for fire victims

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be helping fire victims fill out loan applications to recover from fire damage starting July 2.

Man, juveniles are detained

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

PARADISE -- A Vallejo man and three juveniles were found allegedly breaking into the Moore Road ballpark early Friday, According to a Paradise police press release, Freddie Joseph Varao attempted to commit burglary with his 10-year-old son and his

Nuts beat Yakima to advance in Reno tourney

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Shane Galbraith doubled and tripled and Patrick Randolph and Andy Quiring both had two hits apiece to lead the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team over Yakima, Wash.

One evacuation shelter full, two others open

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

Spring Valley School, the original evacuation center for the lightning fires, has reached its capacity of evacuees, according to Butte County Emergency Operation Center.

Outlaws cruise, halt six-game loss skid

Posted: 29 Jun 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Outlaws will be traveling to Reno, Nev., today on a day off with some unfamiliar baggage: A road winning streak.

Paradise Pow Wow is July 12-13

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

PARADISE — "Celebrate Life" is the theme of this year's Paradise Pow Wow over two days, July 12-13 at Gold Nugget Museum, 509 Pearson Road.

Paradise man saves orphan

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

First Madonna. Then Angelina Jolie. Now John Johnson. Following in the footsteps of the two lovely starlets with whom he has absolutely nothing in common, the Paradise resident last week adopted a youngster from another country.

People on the Street

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Should so-called "safe and sane" fireworks be allowed in Butte and Glenn counties? Asked Thursday at a Chico shopping center Michelle Mokres Mom, Durham Look around.

Praises for the unsung heroes

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:54 PM CDT

Most often, during these weekly wanderings down the canyons of my mind, I spend my time trying to make people giggle at the strangeness that is all around us.

Road work Roundup

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Interstate 5 SACRAMENTO — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Sign up for emergency information calls

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

During emergencies, Butte County maintains a notification system that can send residents phone calls with information.

Students' summer school course: flying

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:56 PM CDT

CHICO -- Most teens expect an opportunity for behind-the-wheel lessons, but few expect it to be in an airplane.

The Bookshelf: "One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales"

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 11:55 PM CDT

What do DVD-stealing pirate rats, mechanical monsters, aliens, sea serpents and four brave children have in common?

They're watching flames and the weather

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:36 PM CDT

Waiting and watching is what fire officials are doing right now, hoping the change in weather conditions doesn't start new fires.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

8 p.m.: Fire bulletins: Weather still cooperating

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 10:17 PM CDT

8 p.m.: Little change in fires Feared winds didn't materialize today, allowing firefighters to make progress on the lightning-caused blazes in Butte County.

8:45 p.m.: Fire briefs: Sign up for notification call list

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 10:49 PM CDT

Sign up for informational phone calls during emergencies During emergencies, Butte County maintains a notification system that can send residents phone calls with information.

8:50 p.m.: Summary: Little new to report

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 10:51 PM CDT

The lightning-started fires burning in Butte County spread slowly today, and were estimated this evening to have burned 11,500 acres.

Citrus School students play with a purpose

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Citrus School students who gathered in the multipurpose room Thursday probably thought it was all for fun that they got to watch skits and play games with students who walked over from Chico High School.

City human resources director has resigned

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — City Manager Dave Burkland said the resignation of the city's human resources director in the midst of discussions on raise caps with city unions will not hurt the process.

Community spirit shines at Yankee Hill Grange

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

YANKEE HILL -- Just up the road from the Dome Store in Concow, a group of about 20 or so individuals have been stationed at the Yankee Hill Grange since Monday.

Daily Planner: June 28

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events CHICO CAT COALITION YARD SALE: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 550 Countryside Lane. Proceeds will benefit Chico Cat Coalition, a volunteer group that helps care for abandoned cats.

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

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

HIT — Whether it's a coincidence or not, we were impressed that the day after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's visit to Chico, the aerial arsenal to fight the lightning fires increased dramatically.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Apostates, Apostles and You .

Gregg holds off Allard for SDS victory

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Andy Gregg had to play a little defense to take the checkered flag Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Hawaii holds off Nuts' seventh-inning rally in Reno

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Hawaii Dragons used a four-run second inning and withstood a four-run seventh to beat the Chico Nuts American Legion team 7-6 Friday at the Josh Anderson Memorial Tournament in Reno, Nev.

Help offered to Humboldt, Ophir fire victims

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Debris removal, utilities reconnection Fire ash and debris from the Humboldt and Ophir fires may contain asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy

How does your garden grow? Quite well, thank you, despite damage by vandals

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- A growing problem at McManus School can't stop the school community from growing plants. The school's garden has been repaired and replanted after each of the three times it was damaged by vandals — a costly, recurring problem at

Humboldt Fire cat needs good home

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

PARADISE -- A cat whose paws were badly burned when she tried to save her kittens during the Humboldt Fire is among eight feline refugees from the blaze Susan Doyle hopes to find homes.

Letter: City salaries can't be kept secret

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Oroville City Administrator/Clerk Sharon Atteberry has had the City Council going into closed session multiple times to discuss salary increases for department heads.

Letter: Clean up the real air quality problem

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

We smell the woodstove and it smells good. We see the burns and it looks bad. These are a drop in the bucket compared to our actual problem.

Letter: God loves all, including homosexuals

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I must be theologically impaired, not being a good God-fearing Christian. I don't fear God at all. He loves everyone (even those minority folk) unconditionally.

Letter: Good Samaritan leaves family grateful

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Early in the morning on Friday, June 20, our son was in a bicycle accident on Highway 32. An off-duty security guard was driving by at the time and pulled over to offer him assistance.

Letter: Hard to follow those right-wingers

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The right-wing is bipolar. Not in the physiological sense but in nonsense. At one pole it tells us government cannot be trusted to regulate or administer anything.

Letter: Herger has a short memory

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Dontcha just love it when Wally Herger tells us "the public favors offshore drilling" and opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Letter: Some religious people deluded

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I'm responding to "Gay marriage full of faults." Many religious have the delusion that being gay is different from their sins.

Letter: We get leadership we demand

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The continual attempt by many people to justify homosexual marriage is without any merit whatsoever. In fact most homosexuals do not desire marriage since it is their tendency and practice to have a vast number of sexual encounters or many partners

Local briefs

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Town hall meetings on fires today Three town hall meetings featuring presentations by both local and outside fire officials, are scheduled to take place today.

Lookout anxious to get back to high post

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHESTER — A Forest Service lookout evacuated earlier this week at Colby Mountain, near Butte Meadows, is hoping to get back to his high post.

Lookout anxious to get back to service

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 03:18 PM CDT

CHESTER — A Forest Service lookout evacuated earlier this week at Colby Mountain, near Butte Meadows, is hoping to get back to his high post today.

Natural Wonders: Thoughts on cows, cowboys, the range

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

By mid April, the flowers on Oroville's Table Mountain had dwindled to a departing remnant due to no rain.

Oroville school graduates 48 future line installers

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE— Climbing to the top of a utility pole could be frightening to some. But to the those at Northwest Lineman College in Oroville, its all in a day's work.

Outlaws tie club record with sixth straight setback

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Yet another night of double-digit scoring by their opponents made for a record sixth straight loss for the Chico Outlaws, 12-7 to the St.

Pedestrian collision with RV leaves woman dead

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:42 PM CDT

PARADISE — A 52-year-old Paradise woman is dead after she apparently fell backwards into the path of a recreational vehicle on Clark Road Thursday evening.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Rev. Ann Sullivan will conduct another of her classes on love and parenting today from 1 to 2:30 p.

Ridge woman killed after being struck by motorhome

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE — A woman was struck by a motorhome and killed after she fell backwards off a curb on Clark Road and into the path of the vehicle.

Senior Planner

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Youth volleyball camp scheduled

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The North Valley Volleyball Camp is scheduled for next school year's 10th- to 12th-graders from 8 a.m.

Swing Dance a success

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Boogie Woogie Swing Dance, an event to reminisce and recall the 1940s as well as raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, accomplished both June 20 at Community Center.

Three early-morning incidents have police scrambling

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — In the span of an hour early Friday morning, Chico police found themselves rushing to reports of shots fired on Columbus Avenue, a possible attempted car jacking on West Sacramento Avenue, and a strong arm robbery on Nord Avenue.

Volunteers fear pets being unduly stressed at shelters

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

PENTZ -- Volunteers running a shelter for pets evacuated from the Concow area fires faced a dilemma this week when it became apparent their owners, most also staying there, could be displaced for several days.

West Fire grows to 3,000 acres: Weekend weather report concerns fire officials

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Feared weather conditions that didn't materialize Thursday night, and even more ominous weather that may materialize today and Sunday, have kept firefighters battling seven of Butte County's largest wildland blazes on edge.

Willows approves agreement for mosquito abatement

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Willows City Council approved a formal agreement with the local mosquito abatement district, for something it's been doing more than three decades.

Willows council approves development impact fees

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The cost of building in Willows will rise by thousands of dollars, but not to the extent proposed in two resolutions addressed by the City Council Tuesday.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

10 p.m.: Fire bulletins: Cal Fire estimates 15 percent containment

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:40 AM CDT

10 p.m.: Cal Fire estimates 15 percent containment As crews brace for significant winds at Jarbo Gap tonight, Cal Fire officials estimate the Butte Lightning Complex is 15 percent contained since fires were sparked Saturday.

10 p.m.: Lightning fires briefs

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Spring Valley School full, nears capacity for pets Spring Valley School, which was the original evacuation center for the foothill fires, has been closed because it has reached its capacity of evacuees, according to Butte County Emergency Operation

8:30 a.m.: Summary: Firefighters watch sky

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 11:01 AM CDT

Wary and weary firefighters are watching the sky today, as they continue to struggle with the roughly two dozen fires that make up the Butte Lightning Fire Complex.

Balloon ban floats past Assembly

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — A bill that would ban the sale of metallic balloons made one more step toward becoming state law Thursday.

Big C-130s called to help fight fires

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- Four of the eight C-130 military planes adapted for firefighting that exist in the United States are using the Chico Municipal Airport as a standby area to fight fires.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Michael Robert York The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Michael Robert York for a warrant charging him with vehicular manslaughter.

Chico City Councilor wants ban on fireworks displays

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — Concerned about the air quality and current fire situation, City Councilor Tom Nickell wants to ban all fireworks displays in the city on the Fourth of July.

Chico has new fire chief

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 07:03 PM CDT

CHICO — An Oregon fire official with almost three decades of experience will become the city's new fire chief.

City welcomes incoming fire chief

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico City Manager Dave Burkland said Thursday he appointed James Beery, a division chief with Portland Fire and Rescue, as the city's new fire chief after being impressed with Beery's experience.

Community gardens gain steam thanks to expensive food

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

For her supply of fresh vegetables, Arlene Stagg goes to a plot where she can tend the land with like-minded residents of Le Sueur, Minn.

Correction for June 27

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Daily 4 lottery drawing reported in Thursday's paper was off by one number. It should have been 4 7 7 6.

Councilor wants ban on fireworks displays

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

By JENN KLEIN-Staff Writer CHICO — Concerned about the air quality and current fire situation, City Councilor Tom Nickell wants to ban all firework displays in the city on the Fourth of July.

Daily Planner for June 27

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Events RIVERBEND PARK: 7-9 p.m. Feather River Gypsies perform in Riverbend Park, Oroville. CHICO ART CENTER: 7:30-9 p.

Editorial: Fire logistics in capable hands

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

One of the most striking aspects of the response to the Humboldt, Ophir and Butte fires is the coordination of people and services.

Glenn education facilities closed

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The following facilities will be closed again today: Orland Administration Building, Learning Center North and the Glenn County ROP printing class at Orland High School.

High court affirms gun rights in historic decision

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old

Humboldt, Ophir fire victim help offered

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Victims' services and referrals Today is the last day for Butte County's major assistance center in Paradise, bringing together a number of state and local

Issue of Chico's bad air quality prompts officials to search solutions

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — A step was taken Thursday toward addressing the problem of Chico's unhealthy air. Not the air that's full of smoke right now — there's little that can be done about that.

Lawmakers react to court's gun ownership decision

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

All four lawmakers who represent the north valley sent out news releases Thursday praising the Supreme Court decision on gun ownership.

Letter: Citizens should demand transparency

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

I couldn't agree more with the recent letters to the editor from Steve Wolfe and Tim Voris regarding the Chico city councilors being responsible for the city's current budget woes.

Letter: Paragliders could be a nuisance

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

When discussing whether paragliding should be allowed in upper park, the City Council members should address the following issues.

Letter: Tax could bring another revolution

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

King George III and the Stamp Act helped start a revolution, and I believe the city of Chico is treading in this direction also.

Lightning-caused fires close parts of nearby national forests

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Parts of several nearby national forests are closed due to the lightning-caused fires now burning. Recreationers planning to go to the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness will not be able to do so until further notice, due to an emergency closure

Local briefs

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Shelter gets grant from Waste Management foundation CHICO — The Torres Community Shelter will be receiving a $5,000 grant from Waste Management's WM Foundation.

Magalia road faces precautionary evacuation: Fire crews work to keep West Fire from jumping Feather River

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Headlines coming from the fire lines Thursday included news that Coutelenc Road in Magalia was placed under precautionary evacuation orders, and a 2,500-acre fire just discovered, brought real estate burned by Butte County fires to at least 7,500

National Guard chief visits firefighters at Chico airport

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- Soldiers stood in respect early Thursday afternoon as Lt. Gen. Steven Blum stepped off his plane and onto the flight line at Chico Municipal Airport.

Nursing program wins Venture Island/Chico

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Crystal Martin of the proposed California Academy of Nursing was named the winner of the Venture Island/Chico business competition Thursday during the Chico Economic Planning Corp.

Outlaws drop fifth straight in St. George

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The four-run inning the Chico Outlaws used to draw to within one run seemed like a promising omen in the top of the eighth inning.

Plan to spruce up downtown Willows approved

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The city of Willows took steps Tuesday to improve the aging appearance of downtown buildings to draw more people and businesses — and spending — into the area.

Police report

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES June 19 — Sky Mountain Circle.

Sidelines: Archibald makes U.S. arena team

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Former Pleasant Valley High and Butte College place-kicker and soccer standout Garth Archibald has been named to the United States National Arena Soccer team after participating in two national combines in Las Vegas and Cincinnati.

Sow There: Let the garden be your teacher

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

The summer solstice just passed, which is as good a time as any to take a mid-year assessment. We can do this for our hairstyle, garden success, life plans or savings accounts.

Wave of bad news sends Dow down nearly 360

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

NEW YORK -- A barrage of bad news including yet another record high for oil drove stocks sharply lower Thursday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 360 points to their lowest level in almost two years.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

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8 p.m.: LIGHTNING FIRES BULLETINS

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 10:02 PM CDT

Very little growth of fires today The fires burning in Butte County are about the same size this evening as they were this morning Rob Lewin, a Cal Fire Division Chief from San Luis Obispo serving as incident commander in the Butte Lightning Complex

8:10 p.m.: Summary: Fires holding 5,000 acres

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 10:22 PM CDT

The most recent update puts blackened acreage from what's being called the Butte Lightning Fire Complex at 5,000 acres, about what it was this morning.

Art briefs: Raffle for 'Turtles' print at Chico Art Center; Open studios art tour accepting applications; Watercolor workshop this weekend; Summer art classes at Chico Art center

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Raffle for 'Turtles' print at Chico Art Center CHICO — The Chico Art Center is presenting a raffle of an original etching of "Turtles, Turtles, Turtles" by local printmaker Jerril Dean Kopp.

Art feature: Early's art displayed atIdea House

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Local artist Jake Early's print titled "Mavericks" was selected this week to be displayed in Sunset Magazine's Idea House in Menlo Park.

Biblio File: The story of Durham in historical photographs

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Durham residents Adriana Farley and Jan Holman, drawing on their decades-long research into community history, have just published "Images of America: Durham" ($19.

Bidwell Junior High honor roll

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The following Bidwell Junior High School students earned honor roll grades in the spring semester: Grade seven — Michelle Bailey, Madison Bassow, Jenell Beavers-Von Bargen, Kodee Bejsovec, Kelly Bennett, Benjamin Bentler, Alexandra Bettner,

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: June 26, 2008

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 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.

CALENDAR JUNE 26-JULY 2

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Thursday, JUNE 26 Music/Nightclubs COLUSA CASINO: Classic rock by Northern Heat. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. THE CRUX ART COLLECTIVE: Internal Graffiti 2: Next level spoken word.

Cities plan Fourth of July functions

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Chico A day of patriotic music, family games and a salute to freedom will mark the 43rd annual Fourth of July Celebration in Bidwell Park.

County behavioral health budget cuts mean loss of 45 jobs

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — While county-run clinics in Paradise and Gridley have been spared the ax, the proposed Butte County Department of Behavioral Health budget remains a bitter pill for many.

Cover story: Photographer finds inspiration in Mt. Shasta

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- "Mt. Shasta is a very special mountain," said photographer Jim Gregg. "It's considered one of the seven sacred mountains in the world.

Daily Planner: June 26

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Daily Planner: June 27

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 7-8:30 p.m. City Plaza. Sousa style band music by Chico Community Band. Hosted by Downtown Chico Business Association.

Editorial: Calendar bodes ill for fire crews

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Mother Nature has fanned the flames of what has been an early and fierce fire season. Now human nature threatens to make it worse.

Eminent animals

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Chico police officers' animals were honored recently in two competitions. Rich Hartman (left), atop Bubba, and Abigail Madden, atop Magic, finished first in a team event during the California Mounted Officers Association Trail Trials.

Enloe workers reject hospital offer, support srike

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Service employees at Enloe Medical Center have voted to reject a contract offer and to authorize their union to call a strike.

Expect smoke from fires to hang around a while

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO -- If you want fresh air, go to the coast — and stay there. That's the word from Angus Barkhuff, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

Hack at the Track: Chico is a racing town, 'Hack' says

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

It's fine. Honestly, it doesn't bother me. You can call me a hack. But only if you like fast cars and the Silver Dollar Speedway.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Hulk' rocks theaters, thrills comic fans

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

"The Incredible Hulk" stars Ed Norton as a man whose experimental use of gamma radiation turns him into a huge, green monster when he becomes enraged.

Help available for Humboldt, Ophir fire victims

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Staff Reports Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Victims' services and referrals Butte County is operating a major assistance center in Paradise, bringing together a number of state and

Letter: Hard work saves house in fire

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I cannot express in words how thankful I am for the hard work and dedication of not only our local firefighters but of the firefighters all over California who came to our rescue because of the Humboldt Fire.

Letter: Herger's timing couldn't be worse

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I want to share with all perhaps the most disturbing political phone message I have ever received. In the Humboldt Fire, our house in Butte Creek Canyon was severely threatened.

Letter: Judge accused by his character

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I have lived on the same corner for 16 years, and have had the same postman all that time. When my husband began living with me he befriended my postman.

Letter: Same-sex marriages defy God

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Since same-sex "marriages" walk, talk and act like Sodom and Gomorrah, same-sex "marriages" are Sodom and Gomorrah, towns God destroyed for their homosexual activities.

Local Briefs

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Fire prevents mail delivery CONCOW — Fires have kept the U.S. Postal Service from its appointed rounds.

Magalia church helps feed and shelter fire crews

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

MAGALIA — Members of the Magalia community anticipated at least 100 firefighters for lunch Wednesday, after hearing that certain crews had slipped through the cracks and were relying on a freeze-dried backup food supply.

Marsh Junior High School honor roll

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The following Marsh Junior High School students achieved honor roll grade point averages during the spring semester: Grade seven, 4.

Mountain lion prints spotted

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- Paw prints and other signs of mountain lions have been spotted around popular swimming holes in upper Bidwell Park, prompting city officials to urge caution.

Music preview: Ring in Independence Day early with Sousa style music

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Next week Americans across the nation will celebrate Independence Day with barbecues, fireworks and patriotic music.

Music review: 'A Touch of Chico' fundraiser combines music, massage

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Two good causes brought together a variety of sounds and sensations June 21 at the Chico Grange Hall.

Music review: Brad Paisley, Jewel perform at Sleep Train Ampitheater

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

WHEATLAND -- A party at the Sleep Train Amphitheater on June 21 was all about getting mud on the tires and checking each other for ticks, when Brad Paisley made a tour stop at the Wheatland venue.

North State Voices: Firestorm is a pointed reality check

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

High temperature. Low humidity. Dry vegetation. Strong winds. Fire. It was a recipe for disaster. From a distance, I saw the smoke as the fire began two weeks ago.

Nuts go big early to whack Yakima

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Shane Galbraith, Patrick Randolph, Andy Quiring and Jesse Morris all had two hits apiece and the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team built a 9-0 lead before finishing off an 11-5 victory over Yakima, Wash.

Oroville of Long Ago

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Oroville Mercury Register July 17, 1953 Advertisement: FILM DEVELOPED AND PRINTED ONE DAY SERVICE -- The Difference Is The Quality -- Complete Drug Store Service In Your Neighborhood -- Robert's El Medio Drug Store, 3010 Myers St.

Outlaws notebook:

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Last season, a mini offensive slump and four-game losing skid for the Outlaws were put to rest during the team's first trip to Bruce Hurst Field in Utah, the St.

Outlaws swept out of Orange County

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Giving up a home run to the first batter of the night never guarantees more harm to come for a pitcher, it only seems that way because of the unfavorable start in such extreme fashion.

Paradise OKs $19.7 million budget

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE -- While the Paradise Town Council approved a $19.7 million budget Wednesday, officials were prepared to make changes after the 2008-09 fiscal year starts July 1.

School time

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Honors Chico High School valedictorian Alexander Brown was awarded a President's Scholar scholarship, a full four-year award worth about $45,000, from Long Beach State University.

Schwarzenegger briefed in Chico about fires

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spent about an hour in Chico Wednesday afternoon, getting briefed on the Butte Lightning Complex fires and thanking California firefighters for their extraordinary work in what has already been an intense

Staffers pull long shifts at fire emergency center

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For the past few weeks, Brian Fink has had some added duties to his job as assistant director for the Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services.

State panel votes to back Wintu tribe

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Members of a north-state Indian tribe were pleased Tuesday that a state Senate committee voted to support their effort to win back federal recognition.

Strategy allows for merging of 2 fires

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CONCOW — Officials said Wednesday the Rim and Empire fires, burning in the Concow area, are likely to merge, forming one larger blaze.

Theater briefs: Fire forces Birdcage Theatre to cancel performance; Theatre on the Ridge reschedules performances; Study abroad program includes musical show

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Fire forces Birdcage Theatre to cancel performance OROVILLE — The Birdcage Theatre was forced to cancel its June 13 performance of "Light Up the Sky" because of cast and crew members being affected by the Humboldt Fire.

Theater review: Oregon Cabaret delights with 'archy and mehitabel'

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

ASHLAND -- Oregon Cabaret Theatre's summer offering is "archy and mehitabel," directed and choreographed by Jim Giancarlo and based on poems by journalist Don Marquis of the New York Sun.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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'Hulk' rocks theaters, thrills comic fans

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 07:43 PM CDT

"The Incredible Hulk" stars Ed Norton as a man whose experimental use of gamma radiation turns him into a huge, green monster when he becomes enraged.

4:45 p.m.: Lightning fires briefs

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 06:57 PM CDT

Paradise summer school canceled Summer school in Paradise has been canceled for Wednesday, according to the Paradise Unified School District.

6 p.m.: Concow residents refuse to leave

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 09:12 PM CDT

CONCOW — After the Red Cross and Butte County delivered food, transportation and gas Tuesday, some evacuated residents of Concow still refused to leave a makeshift encampment they established behind the Dome Store on Highway 70.

9:30 p.m.: LIGHTNING FIRES BULLETINS

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 01:06 AM CDT

9:30 p.m.: Fire did not reach Highway 32 Upon his return to the Enterprise-Record office, photographer Jason Halley was able to confirm the Smoky Fire did not reach Highway 32 in the vicinity of Butte Meadows.

Air quality takes another dive

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Air quality took another dive Tuesday as smoke from current fires filled the air with a dull haze. The Butte County Air Quality Management District issued a warning that the air is "very unhealthy," the second highest rating under "hazardous."

Assistance center moves to Paradise for victims of Humboldt, Ophir fires

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County is sponsoring information centers to help fire victims get the information and help they need to become fire survivors.

Butte Lightning complex 5 percent contained, but little progress reported on major fires

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 09:59 PM CDT

CONCOW — The Empire Fire burning north and west of Concow Reservoir was held to around 1,000 acres overnight, but the Rim Fire, burning west of Highway 70, moved toward an area south of the reservoir, prompting additional evacuations.

Community Roundup: Thunder rolls to majors title

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The Chico Eastside Thunder claimed the District 47 Tournament of Champions softball majors title, beating Orland 21-6, Palermo 6-0, El Rancho 16-3 and Biggs 9-2 in the championship game.

Daily Planner: June 26

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Eight vie for four Chico City Council seats

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Two more have declared an early intention to run for the Chico City Council, bringing the number of those in the running up to eight.

Embezzler admits $500,000 theft

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Chico bookkeeper has admitted to one of the largest employee embezzlements in Butte County.

Fires force closure of campgrounds, trails

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Fires near recreation spots east of Chico and northeast of Oroville caused the closure of several campgrounds and trails Tuesday.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Hank Daniel Butterfield The Glenn County Sheriff's Office and parole agents are seeking Hank Daniel Butterfield for possession of a controlled substance, resisting

Grill specialists sizzle at Industrial Barbecue

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — "It was a new spin on a great tradition," is how Peggy Sanchez with Chico Chamber of Commerce described an idea whose time has come.

Help sent to Concow evacuees

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CONCOW -- After the Red Cross and Butte County delivered transportation and gas Tuesday, evacuated residents of Concow still refused to leave an throw-together encampment they established behind the Dome Store on Highway 70.

Letter: Best protection is self-protection

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The residents in Butte Creek Canyon prove "hip" and capable. They deserve kudos for protecting themselves, while illustrating so much overfunded, emergency response.

Letter: Clerk's marriage excuse doesn't add up

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

In response to the newly acknowledged constitutional right for people to marry whomever they wish, Butte County Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs has ceased to perform marriages for anyone at all.

Letter: Come visit an untouched Paradise

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Out of 12,400 homes in Paradise, 74 were destroyed, and most of those were outside of Paradise city limits in unincorporated areas.

Letter: Electric power could save nation

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

There exists one possibility to help stabilize our country's economy and become much more independent.

Local briefs

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CARD cancels night out CHICO — A "neighborhood night out" set for tonight at Peterson Park in north Chico is canceled because of smoky conditions, according to Ann Willman with Chico Area Recreation District.

Nuts outscore Santa Rosa

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Patrick Randolph drove in three runs including a two-run triple as the Chico Nuts Amercian Legion baseball team defeated Santa Rosa 12-9 Tuesday to open the Josh Anderson Memorial Tournament in Reno, Nev.

Outlaws Notebook: Goodwin Field favors lefties

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Low 70-degree summer evening temperatures aren't the only thing friendly to left-handed Chico Outlaw hitters at Goodwin Field.

Outlaws can't maintain pace in setback to Flyers

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Both of the individual battles within the game were close, but timely hitting and long relief pitching were areas where the Outlaws couldn't outduel the Orange County Flyers on Tuesday.

Overflow shelter opens in Oroville

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE —Butte County opened a shelter for fire evacuees at Las Plumas High School Tuesday to take the overflow from the Spring Valley School shelter on Pentz Road.

Paradise, Oroville fire damage could help save county jobs

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Last week's Humboldt and Ophir fires may save some jobs in the Butte County Department of Development Services.

Pentz Road open again

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 09:47 PM CDT

PARADISE — Pentz Road has been reopened this afternoon after being closed for a short while because of a broken natural gas line.

Scouts' Camp Lassen evacuated as fire nears

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:35 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS -- Hundreds of Boy Scouts were successfully evacuated from Camp Lassen Tuesday, after an evacuation advisory about 4 p.

Sidelines: Wildcat track team gets recruits

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

Chico State women's track and field coach Oliver Hanf recently announced the signing of four incoming recruits, three freshmen and one sophomore, to National Letters of Intent to compete for the Wildcats next year.

Smoky Fire moves toward Butte: Concow-area fires continue

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS -- Lightning-caused fires that started in Tehama County Saturday may become Butte's problem if they cross the county line near Soda Springs Road and continue burning toward Butte Meadows.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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3:20 p.m. — Further evacuations ordered as fires rage

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 05:21 PM CDT

CONCOW — One of the 24 fires burning in Butte County is burning back toward Concow, and further evacuations have been ordered.

7:15 p.m.: LIGHTNING FIRES BULLETINS

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 09:24 PM CDT

7 p.m.: Fire conditions update Latest information from the Concow fire fronts indicates two remote fires have burned together north of Concow and have blackened 1,000 acres.

7:30 p.m.: Lightning fires briefs

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 09:40 PM CDT

Information in Magalia, Yankee Hill A representative from Butte County will be at the parking lot of the Holiday Market in Magalia, 14001 Lakeridge Circle, 7 a.

Camelot couple decides to stay put, but readies to leave

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CONCOW — Camelot residents Rick and Karen Simmons have packed important papers, photographs and antiques they "can't part with" as they wait to see if the fire will head toward their home.

Chester man pleads not guilty in homicides

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

QUINCY — An 18-year-old Chester man officially pleaded not guilty to charges in the homicides in May of his former girlfriend and a teen from Willows she was dating.

Chico man arrested on drug, firearms charges

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO — Officers with the Chico Police Department's Street Crimes Unit arrested a Chico man on a number of drug and firearms charges.

Daily Planner: June 24

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: June 25

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Events SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES: 7-8:30 p.m. Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road.

Divers find no survivors in ferry that capsized during typhoon

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Divers managed to get inside an upside-down ferry Tuesday but found only bodies and no survivors three days after the vessel capsized during a powerful typhoon with more than 800 people aboard, officials said.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': McLean and Company win Bidwell Member/Guest Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Elsie McLean, Dee Thacker, Mimi Mitchell and Loraine Menchen teamed up to take first place in the Bidwell Women's Golf Club Four Person Member/Guest 6-6-6 Tournament with a score of 115.

Editorial: Venture Island is a promising idea

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Later this week, an interesting experiment comes to a close, or at least concludes the first chapter.

Flyers get the big hits in victory over Outlaws

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Establishing themselves as a credible threat to hurt opponents with extra-base hits, practically a necessity in a batter-friendly realm like the Golden Baseball League, continues to be difficult for the Chico Outlaws.

Forest Ranch charter school seeks more students

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO — Facing a deadline just a few days off, a group trying to start a charter school in Forest Ranch is looking for a few more students.

Help available for Humboldt, Ophir fire victims

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Victims' services and referrals These resources can inform victims of services and assistance available to them: The American Red Cross will continue its

InnerView: Leanne Cronquist's focus is rescued farm animals

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

ORLAND — Inseparable, Wayland and Bonnie spend their days in the shade of a huge tree. "They are like husband and wife," said Leanne Cronquist, who knows the two donkeys quite well.

Letter: Budget cuts would be devastating

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Last week E-R writer Larry Mitchell compared Assemblyman Doug La Malfa and Sister Marti McCarthy's positions on our governor's proposed budget cuts.

Letter: Citizens pay dearly for Democrats' ideas

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Wow the Democrats are the true party of America ideals and American interests. During the Democrat campaign they basically told two states that their votes for that woman Hillary counted nothing or maybe one half a vote.

Letter: Families mend at the well

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

The Well Ministry of Rescue's Sarah Home For Women is so very thankful for the gracious and generous giving of a local organization called Soroptimist International of Chico.

Letter: Gay marriage full of faults

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

If the country is determined to consider legal sanction of gay marriage, we must then rely on the silly notion that it is beneficial to separate sex from child-bearing, that every intimate urge deserves respect and fulfillment, and that males and

Letter: Hard work put many at ease

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

I have never felt the urge to "Tell It to the E-R" until after the Humboldt Fire. My soon-to-be mother-in-law is a resident of Paradise.

Letter: Let people in on salary secrets

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

We are watching the corporatization of our local government. We have inappropriate bonds between private business and the city staff we trust to oversee our public business.

Letter: Many chip in to help animals

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

We have observed that at times of crisis people do exceptional things in support of one another. In some casesthese efforts and our abilities to acknowledge them become lost in the chaos of tragic, or potentially tragic events.

Lightning photographers also become firefighters

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:33 AM CDT

MAGALIA — Diane Vesely and her family were standing on their porch overlooking Little Butte Creek Canyon, hoping to get photos of lightning.

Local briefs

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Trial for teen set for Nov. 17 in Grindstone homicide case WILLOWS — A trial date has been set for the 17-year-old Elk Creek youth accused of a December homicide at Grindstone Rancheria.

Man killed when ATV hits tree near Butte Meadows

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — A 54-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding struck a tree.

Multiple wildfires remain rampant

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CONCOW — At least three lightning-caused fires threatened homes and prompted evacuations near Concow Monday, as another 20 or so smoldered away in more remote areas of Butte County.

North Valley Christian Schools honor roll

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

ORLAND — The following students at North Valley Christian Schools — Oak Tree Christian School and Providence Christian High School — achieved honor roll grades during the last grading period: Grade seven — Christy

On Foot: Checking on Burney Falls in a dry year

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

McARTHUR-BURNEY FALLS MEMORIAL STATE PARK — Our hopes of a beautiful, lush waterfall weren't dashed June 14 when we visited magnificent Burney Falls.

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws utilize flexibility in infield rotations

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Injuries and a commitment to versatility have helped stir the pot in the Chico Outlaws' constant mixing and matching of the starting infield this year.

Shootout verdict reached

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County jury Monday acquitted a man of two murder charges, stemming from a fatal drug-related shootout in 2006 at an Oroville motel.

Sidelines: Wildcat volleyball signs two players

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Chico State volleyball coach Cody Hein has announced the signing of two more players for the upcoming 2008 season.

Some evacuees hole up at elementary school

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Surrounded by the haze of smoke from a fire that was threatening their homes, Concow residents gathered at an evacuation center Monday, holding out hope that firefighters could protect their houses from flames.

Monday, June 23, 2008

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12 p.m.: Fire near Concow closes roads, gets closer to homes

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 03:06 PM CDT

Lightning strikes have caused fires throughout Butte County and the fire near Concow has grown large enough to cause road closures and precautionary evacuations.

3:40 p.m.: Rim Fire biggest priority in Butte County

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 06:17 PM CDT

Lightning strikes have caused fires throughout Butte County and the Rim Fire near Concow has closed roads and alarmed nearby communities.

But This is Chico: Chico: a model of tolerance

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

In the second "But This is Chico" column I ever wrote, I likened Chico to a family and suggested it's a fairly tolerant one.

Cats avoid sweep by Outlaws

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — No three-game span for the Chico Outlaws this season has been as productive offensively than the current stretch, which is fat with 25 runs.

Concow fire most critical; plenty of other blazes getting attention, too

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Weekend lightning storms started blazes in Butte and Tehama counties that firefighters are still trying to contain.

County budget hearing set

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County's proposed budget will be the subject of intense discussion and review during a hearing before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Daily Planner: June 23

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Performances "SHAKESPEARE ON THE PLAZA": 8 p.m. "King Lear." City Plaza. Free admission; chair rentals $2.

Firefighters battle hundreds of blazes around state

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of wildfires sparked by lightning flared Sunday across the heart of wine country and remote forests in Northern California, the latest batch of destructive blazes in the bone-dry state.

First phase of Lime Saddle renovations almost done

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The first phase of the $3 million expansion at the Lime Saddle Marina on Lake Oroville is about 85 percent complete despite workers' struggles with drought conditions.

Help for fire victims

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 03:41 AM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Victims' services and referrals These resources can inform victims of services and assistance available to them: The American Red Cross has a temporary

Letter: Brown also a candidate for change

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Although I am fired up about this coming presidential election and support Sen. Barack Obama, that is not why I am writing you.

Letter: Emphasize good news in fire effort

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

During the days that I was evacuated from my home, I was obsessively following the news from the various media sources.

Letter: Herger's gives gift to rich farmers

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

I have written numerous letter to Rep. Wally Herger over the years and always got a reply that never answers my questions.

Letter: Many chip in to help during fires

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

We were two of the many people who had to leave their homes last week because of the Humboldt Fire in Butte County.

Letter: Stop hoping, start insisting

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Ten thousand cheers and thank you signs cannot begin to show our appreciation for the firefighters, pilots, city, county and state law enforcement and emergency staff and media who kept us safe and informed throughout last week's devastating fire.

Mentor, 12-year-old are spellbound

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Rasianna Broadway is known for being a spelling queen. The 12-year-old girl, who will enter seventh grade in the fall, has participated in spelling bees since the fourth grade.

Nuts fall in semifinals in Omaha

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team left nine runners on base in falling to Omaha 5-3 Sunday in the semifinals of the Decker College World Series Tournament in Omaha, Neb.

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws standing pat in first trip to Southern Cal

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — Their first visit to Southern California this season apparently won't be a gift-bearing one for the Chico Outlaws.

Philippines typhoon capsizes boat, 700 missing

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A group of 28 ferry passengers and crew washed ashore after drifting at sea for more than a day from the site where a typhoon capsized their ship and left most of the hundreds aboard missing and presumed dead,

Quit-smoking classes begin July 7

Posted: 23 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

The program is designed to give smokers the tools to quit smoking for good. Freedom From Smoking provides motivation to keep participants focused on their decision for a healthier, longer life.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

12:30 a.m.: Lightning strikes start 22 fires in Butte County, scorching 145 acres

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:26 AM CDT

Lightning storms Saturday afternoon caused small fires to break out in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties.

9:28 p.m.: Lightning strikes start 22 spot fires in Butte County

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Lightning storms Saturday afternoon caused small fires to break out in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties.

All About Us: Lessons learned from the flames

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:49 PM CDT

It is a bit surreal to hear my small hometown of Paradise mentioned on national news. At the same time, it is always interesting to hear a news anchor describe our location and atmosphere in such a detached manner.

BookShelf: "I'm Bad" by Kate and Jim McMullan to life.

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:49 PM CDT

After bragging about his abundant muscle and agile hunting body the T. Rex stomps through the prehistoric landscape in hopes of finding some "tweets" to stop the rumbling in his empty belly.

CBS to highlight Chico State's Bauhs today

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Chico State distance runner Scott Bauhs will be featured this morning on the CBS television show "NCAA Spring Championship Highlights" at 11 a.

Chico man's book should be on your summer reading list

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

Bill Carter has traveled to 45 countries in search of adventure. He does that by following a simple career path: "I've always tried really hard to not get a steady job.

Closing the gap: Shelter, drop-in center offer place for homeless teens

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

CHICO -- Much has been done to help homeless people in Chico over the last decade. The Jesus Center, which feeds the needy, moved into new, larger quarters and expanded its programs.

Cooking, crafts and critters: Girls Scouts gather for Jamboree

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:49 PM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — An annual weekend campout for Girls Scouts in brownie through senior troops was put on June 6-8 by the Chico Service Unit.

Daily Planner: June 22

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Events BUTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Tour of historic Victorian home of Dr. Oscar Stansbury, corner of Fifth and Salem streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: June 23

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Performances "SHAKESPEARE ON THE PLAZA": 8 p.m. "King Lear." City Plaza. Free admission; chair rentals $2.

Dave Davies' column: Now summer sports get to take over

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Finally, basketball and hockey are finished, representing the last of the winter sports, not counting the WNBA, which few people do, and now we can focus solely on summertime sports, primarily baseball, with some auto racing, golf and tennis mixed

Editorial: Check before spreading rumors on the Internet

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

It is the time of wildfires. Thousands of acres of tinder-dry vegetation wait for a spark to ignite it and a gust to spread the flames.

Extradition now biggest concern for newly minted criminal

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

After all these decades of making a sincere effort to be an upright supporter of truth, justice and the American way, I have a disturbing hunch that I may be a wanted man.

Fasking's strong seven send Outlaws to win

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — Talk about seventh heaven. No Chico Outlaws starting pitcher had gotten past the sixth inning of an outing heading into this weekend's series against the Edmonton Cracker Cats at Nettleton Stadium.

Help available for Oroville, Paradise fire victims

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Victims' services and referrals These resources can inform victims of services and assistance available to them: The American Red Cross has a temporary

Herger says public favors off-shore drilling

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

WASHINGTON — The only thing people want to talk about these days is the price of gas, Rep. Wally Herger said Friday.

Herger supports bill to end whaling

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:53 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Wally Herger, R-Chico, supported a bill that calls on the United States to take a strong stand against whaling.

Letter: Community pulls together in fire

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

Shedding tears and sharing tears with our community is not what one wishes. Shock, dismay, anxiety and pride all come to mind as the Humboldt Fire evolves and disappears.

Letter: Mad about gas prices? Do something

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

Does $4 gas make you mad? Enough to make a phone call or send a letter? Enough of us, demanding Washington act to get us out of this mess they've made for us, will get our senators and president to act.

Letter: Media helpful during firestorm

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

I am writing to thank you, your reporters, photographers and other members of our regional media for their outstanding efforts to keep the public informed during the horrific Humboldt Fire.

Letter: Solitude helps you think

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

To separate reality from fantasy, try turning off the television. For too long, politicians whose ideas seem unrealistic have been given center stage.

Letter: Sounds perfectly logical

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

Over a 20-year period starting in the '50s, one of the most popular entertainment features in the country was about a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II.

Letter: Town will heed lessons from fire

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

Firefighters, law enforcement, government and health care workers, churches, clubs, schools, and many wonderful volunteers helped keep the fire disaster to a minimum.

Letter: What was that molten metal?

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

The Jun 15 E-R carried an interesting photo of a burned out 4-wheel-drive vehicle with a ribbon of metal identified as melted chrome.

Lightning strikes start numerous fires

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Lightning storms Saturday afternoon caused small fires to break out in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties.

Number of homeless youth in Butte uncertain

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO -- It's hard to know exactly how many homeless teenagers there are in Butte County. The number depends partly on how "homeless" is defined.

One-stop assistance center for fire victims set

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

A "one-stop" local assistance center to help victims of the Ophir and Humboldt fires will be open in Oroville and Paradise this week.

Orland man arrested for attempted murder

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 03:51 PM CDT

ORLAND — An Orland man was arrested Friday night for allegedly beating up another man, firing shots at him and then fleeing the scene.

Orland man charged with attempted murder

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

ORLAND — An Orland man was arrested Friday night for allegedly beating up another man, firing shots at him and then fleeing the scene.

Parents, kids learn to 'go green' at baby expo

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:57 PM CDT

CHICO — Parents and children learned how to "go green" at the Green Baby Expo Saturday at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

Patrick Kinmartin's column 'Simply Golden': Brinkley working on his own version of '.300'

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Everyone charting Darryl Brinkley's hitting success this season should be focusing on the batting average .

People on the Street

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:48 PM CDT

Which books do you recommend people put on their summer reading list? Asked Thursday at the Butte County Library, Chico Branch.

Red Bluff man killed in collision of two personal watercraft

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

ORLAND — A Red Bluff man was killed Saturday in a collision of two personal watercraft on Black Butte Lake near Grizzly Flats in Glenn County, according to a press release from the Glenn County Sheriff's Office.

Red Bluff man killed in collision of two watercraft

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

ORLAND — A Red Bluff man was killed Saturday in a collision of two personal watercraft on Black Butte Lake near Grizzly Flats in Glenn County, according to a press release from the Glenn County Sheriff's Office.

Road work Roundup

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Interstate 5 SACRAMENTO — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Sanderson's three-hitter gets Nuts to semis

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Using a three-hit, complete-game effort from James Sanderson on Saturday, the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team defeated Grandview, Colo.

Skaters pull out their best stunts

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The second annual Grind for a Grand Skate Competition drew skaters ages 5 to 45 to perform tricks in Oroville Saturday for cash and prizes.

Teen slaying suspect faces arraignment Monday

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 11:53 PM CDT

QUINCY -- Search warrant documents provide some clues to what may have happened the night of May 10, when a Willows teen and his girlfriend were stabbed to death in her home in Chester.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

6:25 p.m.: Chico police close part of road while contacting residents

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 08:30 PM CDT

CHICO — Chico police officers temporarily closed a block of Sherman Avenue this evening while officials contacted residents inside a house.

Bloom takes feature at SDS

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:32 AM CDT

Anderson's Keith Bloom won the 20-car wingless sprints feature race Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in the Feather Falls Casino championships series.

By CHRIS GULLICK

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Now it will have some cash resources to ease its growing pains. In late May, the school community learned the state allocated $8.

Candidates line up for Paradise schools head position

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

PARADISE — People will be trying to sell themselves to the Paradise Unified School District today, and the board of trustees just might be buying.

College pastor at The Edge to start new chapter

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- When you meet Bob Sprague, it's almost impossible to ignore the legacy he has built. For the past 25 years, Sprague has served as a college pastor for The Edge, a Christian fellowship with roots within Neighborhood Church.

Daily Planner: June 21

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

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

Durham schools to have fiscal baby sitter

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

DURHAM — At least for the short term, the Durham Unified School District is going to have a fiscal baby sitter.

Early traffic: No significant problems

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 09:45 AM CDT

No important traffic problems have been reported in the region, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Editorial Hits and misses

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

HIT — As the Humboldt Fire was being mopped up, several heroic stories of firefighters and homeowners began to emerge.

Firefighter dies upon return home

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

NEWPORT BEACH — A former Butte College student died from a brain hemorrhage shortly after his return home to Newport Beach from fighting the Humboldt Fire.

Friday: Help for fire victims

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 12:44 PM CDT

Victims' services and referrals These resources can inform victims of services and assistance available to them: * The American Red Cross has a temporary service center at the Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road.

From the pulpit

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Counterfeits in the Midst," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Help available for fire victims

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Victims' services and referrals These resources can inform victims of services and assistance available to them: The American Red Cross has a temporary

In Session: Programs at risk need voices now

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO — Constructing a family budget can be frustrating. At one time or another, all of us have needed a budget to estimate where our funds are being expended, and when completed, there is still some money left.

Letter: No accidents when it comes to love

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Letter writer Ruth Ruhl-LaMusga (June 9) objects to the California Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage because she feels gay men are attempting to "replace womanhood" in marriage.

Letter: No protection for disrmination

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Letter writer Helen Ekins (June 9) accuses the California Supreme Court of "legislating one group's values upon us all" and not protecting "our rights against the tyranny and power of the minority.

Letter: Same-sex marriage could bring equality

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Last fall, my opinion regarding family court bias was printed in the Enterprise-Record. Interestingly enough I received comments from both sexes who agreed with what I had written.

Letter: Save oil in little ways

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Typically people change the oil in their vehicle every 3,000 miles. This is not necessary if the oil is relatively clean and oil does not wear out in accordance with a study done some years ago by a major oil company.

Meals to cost more this year at Paradise schools

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

PARADISE — Last year Paradise Unified School District increased the quality of foods its cafeterias served.

Nuts grab two more in Omaha tourney

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:32 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team got two more wins in the Decker College World Series Tournament in Omaha, Neb.

Outlaws Notebook: Ceriani seeking Italian team berth

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO — Besides wanting to contribute to their team's cause, minor league players are notorious for the individual intentions they harbor for earning a modest salary while putting their bodies through the physical rigors of a summer season.

Outlaws find winning formula, trounce Edmonton

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO — A figment of imagination in Jon Macalutas' mind nearly a year ago crystallized Friday as the Chico Outlaws' most powerful victory this season.

Rekindling old flames

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 10:03 AM CDT

While the Humboldt Fire, which burned more than 23,300 acres and destroyed 87 homes and 167 outbuildings, is officially contained, small flare-ups are still being reported within the burned area.

Religion briefs

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Vacation Bible School set CHICO — Vacation Bible school for children in grades K-6 will be held 9 a.

Rescuers pleased with their first trial by fire

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO — North Valley Animal Disaster Group spokesperson Sandy Doolittle said things didn't go perfectly during last week's Ophir and Humboldt fires — but then, the all-volunteer organization did manage to help rescue and shelter 460

Senior Planner: June 21-June 28

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

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

Shootout suspect testifies

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A murder suspect testified Friday he was only trying to buy some marijuana, and was both surprised and scared when a companion tried to rob four would-be pot sellers, resulting in a motel shootout in 2006, which left three dead in

Sidelines: Sharp commits to Chico State

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:32 AM CDT

Chico State men's basketball coach Greg Clink announced Friday that Chris Sharp, a 6-foot-6 center from Cabrillo College, has committed to Chico State.

Tech support arrives at Red Cross center

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The American Red Cross' facility at the Paradise Alliance Church is now hooked up to a private wireless computer network.

Whiskey Fire contained near Paskenta

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

PASKENTA — A wildfire five miles northeast of Paskenta has been contained at 7,783 acres. The Whiskey Fire burning since just after noon on June 12.

local briefs

Posted: 21 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Thousands in fuel allegedly stolen WILLOWS — The theft of more than 1,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel has been reported at agricultural operations in Glenn County recently.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Brush clearing helped Dante avoid inferno

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

PARADISE — Dante Musarra was once accused by some neighbors of raping his land after he pulled out most of the brush and trees that surrounded his home.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Lester John Beck The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Lester John Beck for a felony warrant charging him with evading a peace officer with wanton disregard for

Consequences of leaving kids in car include arrest

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Police responded to numerous reports of children and pets left unattended in vehicles last week, and arrested one woman on suspicion of child endangerment.

Daily Planner for June 20

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Events FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 7-8:30 p.m. City Plaza. Features rock 'n' roll and R&B by Urban Legend. 31st annual series.

E-R staffers share their firestorm stories

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Internet has changed the way newspapers cover big news. When the Humboldt Fire broke out the afternoon of Wednesday, June 11, it didn't take long to realize that the heavy north winds would fan it into a dangerous blaze.

Editorial: Privacy comes at a high price

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Two things are striking along Neal Road at the south edge of Paradise, and we'd wager there are similar scenes along other roads in areas scarred by the Humboldt and Ophir fires.

Emma Wilson school damage worse than thought

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — An emergency item was placed on the Chico Unified School District board's agenda Wednesday night due to the March 12 arson fire at Emma Wilson School.

Expert testifies in motel shootout case

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:55 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An expert told a jury Thursday 17 shots were exchanged during a drug-related gunfight inside an Oroville motel in 2006, which left three people dead.

Fire evacuation packs, plan recommended

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With a long fire season still ahead, the Red Cross has been encouraging people to prepare evacuation plans and kits for their family and animals.

Help available for fire victims

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Victims services and referrals These resources can inform victims of services and assistance available to them: The American Red Cross has a temporary service center at the Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road.

Letters: Comment reaches a new low

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

You don't choose your wars and thank God you are not petty enough to let your political philosophy keep you from raising your right hand and swearing allegiance to your country.

Letters: County sets bad precedent

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Butte County Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs claimed it was because of budget problems and we might have believed that story except the timing is suspect.

Letters: Firefighters earn their pay

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

— John Hamilton, Magalia

Letters: Flags weren't flying in Oroville

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Letters: Same-sex marriage isn't end of world

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Ruth Ruhl-LaMusga, also wanting to Ruhl over others, fears the end of womanhood, indicating we are a step away from state-mandated sex change operations.

Local briefs

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Self-defense workshop today CHICO — Parents and children may take a free 45-minute personal safety and self-defense workshop at 6 p.

New research fellowship honors fly-fishing legend Press Powell

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

A research award funded by the Chico Area Flyfishers to study angling, fisheries or aquatic sciences on Big Chico Creek has been awarded to a Chico State student.

Nuts can't preserve lead before rain induces tie

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team was prevented from going to 2-0 in the Decker College World Series Tournament in Omaha, Neb.

On-board blaze halts fire truck

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:06 PM CDT

CHICO — A Chico Fire Department ladder truck was disabled after a small fire started on the vehicle's exterior this morning.

Oroville to host skateboard competition

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The city of Oroville will be filled with ollies, kickflips and grinds Saturday when the Feather River Recreation and Park District and FKO Oroville host the Grind for a Grand Skate Competition.

Outlaws Notebook: Chico looking for reliable setup man

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Because wins have been few and far between for the Chico Outlaws during the first month of the Golden Baseball League season, there haven't been many opportunities to develop setup specialists out of the bullpen.

Police report

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES June 15 — Carriage Lane.

Progress continues to be made in Whiskey Fire

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

PASKENTA — Firefighters continue to make progress toward containing the Whiskey Fire, burning since June 12, five miles northwest of Paskenta.

Sidelines: Kitayama second in NorCal PGA

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Stevie Johnson of San Rafael and Lauren Kim of Los Altos won the 2008 Northern California Junior PGA Championship on Wednesday at Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa.

Sow There: Thanks so mulch, Mom

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

After the January storms, we asked a tree cutter working in the neighborhood if we could have some of the mulch that was being chipped.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Feather River salmon anglers catching fish but watching the calendar

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Despite the anticipated July 1 salmon closure, salmon anglers are doing well on the Feather River this week, observed Chuck Rice at Feather River Outfitters in Oroville.

Sturdy survivor

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:28 AM CDT

The Humboldt Fire has transformed many Paradise residents' treasures into trash. But in the search through the dusty remains of many homes, items that have stayed intact gain instant value.

Three arrested in possible gang-related assault near Willows

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Two young men and a 16-year-old boy recently convicted on charges of gang graffiti and vandalism were taken into custody Wednesday night for allegedly beating a 55-year-old man.

Three funds created to help fire victims

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Three new funds have been created at North Valley Community Foundation to provide donors a way to direct funds to relief efforts in response to the Humboldt Fire.

Thursday: Fire victims help available, donations needed

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 01:54 PM CDT

Victims services and referrals These resources can inform victims of services and assistance available to them.

Vipers reject Roach's bid for first win

Posted: 20 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Pitching matchups are imperative in the Golden Baseball League because of the large discrepancy standing between seasoned performers and their younger counterparts trying to establish consistency.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Accused ex-GCOE official cleared

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Former Glenn County Superintendent of Schools Joni Samples was cleared Wednesday of allegations investigated for nearly two years by the state Attorney General's Office.

Art briefs: Reception for Avenue 9 Gallery exhibit; Two artists featured this month; Drawing, painting part of art workshop

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- Avenue 9 Gallery, in keeping with its ongoing celebration of Chico's architectural and agricultural riches, is presenting "Heritage Trails 2008," a group exhibition Friday through July 27.

Art feature: 'Shatter2Matter' a one-of-a-kind art experience for teens

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- What do you get when you put teenagers together with a bunch of junk, give them baseball bats and golf clubs and encourage them to hack away?

Art review: Binod Shrestha's compelling art at 1078 Gallery

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- You will not see art like this anywhere else in Chico. Artist Binod Shrestha's compelling new multimedia exhibition "Reminiscence" is on display through July 12 at the 1078 gallery at 820 Broadway.

Beer allegedly contributes to major injuries in crash

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

LOVELOCK — A Stirling City man is in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center in Chico after allegedly consuming several beers, then crashing his all-terrain vehicle on rugged Powellton Road Tuesday.

Biblio File: Readers will go ape for puzzling tale of 'Bad Monkeys'

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

Looking for a novel that will mess with your mind and have you wondering just who the crazy person really is?

Blistering e-mail deluge about Mcdonald's 'demoralizing'

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:14 AM CDT

PARADISE — Mark Burington just doesn't know how a possible overheard conversation could balloon into the nastiest rumor he's ever encountered.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: June 19, 2008

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 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.

CUSD board approves 2008-2009 budget

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:01 AM CDT

CHICO — The 2008-2009 budget for the Chico Unified School District was approved Wednesday night, but officials are still uneasy as they wait for California's final state budget to be released.

Correction

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

A caption on Wednesday's front page of the E-R misrepresented people focused on in a photo. In the main photo for "Community supports fire victims," Nancy Carter is sitting at the back of the table on the left, and Carmen Green, a friend of the

Cover story: The Mother Truckers bring country rock to Chico

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- "San Antonio Stroll," "My Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Streets of Laredo" are mellow, pleasant, old-fashioned western songs.

DUSD board to review next year's budget

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

DURHAM —Members of the Durham Unified School District Board of Trustees will get their first official look at the proposed 2008-2009 budget tonight, and the 178-page document is not going to be happy reading.

Daily Planner: June 19

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Daily Planner: June 20

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET: 6-9 p.m. Broadway from Second to Fifth streets. Farm-fresh produce, food, crafts and entertainment; Chico Hula Club's Hula/Polynesian dance showcase, Andrew Heringer's folk rock, Mill Creek Blues Band original blues,

Downtown business owner faces claims he sexually molested young customers

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — The owner of a downtown business was arrested by police last month following a lengthy investigation into reports he had sexually molested young female customers inside his shop.

Early traffic: Roads clear, temperatures hot

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 09:52 AM CDT

Motorists can expect to be greeted by clear roads and hot temperatures today. As of 7:30 a.m., there were no significant traffic problems reported in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Editorial: Don't get burned in fire's aftermath

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

While tragedies like the Humboldt and Ophir fires bring out the best in good people, they also bring out the worst in bad people.

Enloe workers to vote on contract

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — More than four years after a union won the right to represent them, 659 Enloe Medical Center employees are set to vote again — this time on the hospital's "final" offer on a first contract.

Fire victims: Help is available, donations wanted

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:25 AM CDT

Services: The American Red Cross has a temporary service center at the Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road.

Firefighter details harrowing rescue

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:21 AM CDT

PARADISE — During the height of last Thursday's rush of flames into Paradise, a team of three volunteer firefighters protecting a home from the Humboldt Fire were apparently driven off by two approaching fire fronts.

Former Glenn schools superintendent cleared of criminal wrongdoing

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 07:21 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The state Attorney General's Office announced today it found no evidence to file charges against Joni Samples, the former Glenn County Superintendent of Schools.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'The Happening' a creepy, fascinating film

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

"The Happening" is an M. Night Shyamalan film starring Zooey Dechanel and Mark Wahlberg as people dealing with a strange phenomenon that strikes east coast cities -- where people suddenly stop functioning, then commit suicide -- and how people deal

Leland Gordon's column: Take a little trip on Little League lane

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Baseball is something to be adored and loved. Kids are too, provided they're not the ones throwing fits at the grocery store or slamming their car door into yours.

Letter: Children brave to confront problem

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

I'd like to respond to the letter "Quit scaring the children." I applaud the children for expressing and confronting their fears about the consequences of global warming.

Letter: Clinton would never do that

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The cartoon in the Saturday, June 14, Enterprise-Record does nothing to cool the political climate of animosity toward those candidates running for president.

Letter: County general plan process flawed

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The people running the Butte County General Plan update have developed an elaborate process that gives the impression that input from the citizenry is important to them and is integral to the development of the new plan.

Letter: Digger pine a racist term

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Last week I did a class presentation for kids studying Ishi. They were looking for someone with local native stories or crafts, so I came to supply both a Maidu story and a pine nut activity.

Local briefs

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Pastors for Peace to visit Friday CHICO — Members from a Pastors for Peace Caravan will be on hand during a Cuban dinner at 6 p.

Man killed in charity motorcycle run had resumed riding after 30 year

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Not many people said they knew Michael Andrew Dafforn immediately after his death near Butte Meadows Saturday during a charity motorcycle run.

McDonald's Burington: e-mail is false

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:16 AM CDT

PARADISE — Mark Burington just doesn't know how a possible overheard conversation could balloon into the nastiest rumor he's ever encountered.

Modern pets

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Called a Technology Petting Zoo, an array of technological tools was available for the public to try Tuesday at Chico library.

Music feature: Ukuleles of Paradise add tropical touch to foothill community

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

PARADISE --Paradise is a long way from tropical heaven. At least, Paradise, California is. The only things tropical in the small foothill community are perhaps the local tanning salons, the scuba shop on the Skyway, or the exotic orchids for sale

North State Voices: Greyhound ride in 1956 led to paradise

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The summer I was 10, though I lived at Tahoe, one of the great natural wonders of the world, I eagerly anticipated visiting my grandmother in Chico via Greyhound.

Outlaw bats rock and roll to victory

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — That the Outlaws pumped out a healthy number of hits (seven) in a win Wednesday night wasn't particularly notable.

Outlaws Notebook: Veteran Vipers draw attention in youth-rich GBL

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:01 AM CDT

CHICO — If quality minor league experience was money, Calgary Vipers manager Mike Busch would be considered a rich man.

Police doubt reports most wanted suspect is dead

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — Police said they have no proof that Ricardo Velasquez, 26, is dead, and will continue to feature him periodically as one of Butte County's most wanted fugitives.

Rebuild advice from someone who's been there

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:24 AM CDT

Jim Fleckenstein lost his home in the Cedar wildfire near San Diego in 2003. He rebuilt, but now lives in Susanville.

Red Cross needs donations

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:24 AM CDT

Financial donations are needed by the local chapter of the American Red Cross, which was forwarded $95,000 by the national organization for victims' immediate needs such as shelter, food and clothing.

Sullivan-Hames' no-no leads Nuts to win in Omaha tourney

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Drew Sullivan-Hames was within a pitch of a perfect game. He settled for a no-hitter. Sullivan-Hames walked just one batter on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the fifth inning, but was otherwise spectacular, striking out six Wednesday in a 13-0

Testimony begins in fatal marijuana shoot-out at motel

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Vallejo man went on trial Wednesday, charged with the murders of two of three men killed in a gun battle during a marijuana buy at an Oroville motel in 2006.

Theater briefs: Summer classes offer dance, theater; Day camp features theater for kids

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Creative Arts Centre on Myers Street will offer summer classes in theater, dance, hip hop, belly dance, piano, voice, guitar and ballroom beginning next week.

Theater review: 'King Lear' no tragedy at Shakespeare on the Plaza

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- A splendid event took place at Chico's City Plaza last week when Shakespeare on the Plaza opened its second season in the new downtown location with William Shakespeare's "King Lear.

Time to fill the pool; North Valley Community Foundation seeks Annie B's co-challengers

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Alexa Valavanis, chief executive officer with North Valley Community Foundation, said Monday this year's goal is to bring in well over $1.

Week-old Whiskey Fire is 85 percent contained

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

PASKENTA — Mendocino National Forest officials advised the public to take alternate routes to campgrounds located near the Whiskey Fire.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:32 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 welcome back former All-CCAA first-teamer Bocian

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — The newest chapter in Chico State men's basketball will see a bit of a flashback. Wildcats coach Greg Clink announced Wednesday in a press release that senior forward Andy Bocian, a former All-California Collegiate Athletic Association

entertainment Calendar: june 19-25

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

Thursday, JUNE 19 Music/Nightclubs THE CRUX ART COLLECTIVE: John Staedler. $3. 1421 Park Ave. DUFFY'S TAVERN: Matt Hogan birthday celebration and guitar dedication.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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All heroes welcomed: Trio saves man in burning car

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — On Saturday, Steve Sherman became a hero for the second time in six weeks. Sherman, of Chico, worked with a couple from Oroville to rescue a man trapped in a burning car Saturday morning on Highway 99 near Book Family Farm.

Butte Humane Society under quarantine

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 03:13 PM CDT

CHICO — The Butte Humane Society is quarantined today due to a viral infection of cats in the shelter.

Butte trustees hear about close call

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

BUTTE COLLEGE -- Wednesday night, after securing permission to turn the Butte College campus into a massive firefighters' village, Ron Myers, deputy incident commander for the Humboldt Fire, made the school's president a promise.

Community Roundup: AquaJets send four to vaunted Sanders Invite

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Four members of the Chico AquaJets swim team qualified and competed at the Summer Sanders Invitational Junior Plus Meet.

Community supports fire victims

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

PARADISE — Second-grade teacher Jan Reale is used to reaching out to help her students, but now she and other Paradise Elementary teachers, staff and local residents are reaching out to fire victims.

Crash turns trio into heroes

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

CHICO -- On Saturday, Steve Sherman became a hero for the second time in six weeks. Sherman, of Chico, worked with a couple from Oroville to rescue a man trapped in a burning car Saturday morning on Highway 99 near Book Family Farm.

Daily Planner: June 18

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Events CHICO PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER: 1 p.m. Informal meeting for volunteer opportunites. Also, 6-8 p.

Daily Planner: June 19

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Editorial: Calmer heads prevail at Shasta

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Thank goodness school administrators in Redding came to their senses last week and realized the First Amendment really is an important thing to teach students.

Feline distemper puts Butte Humane Society under quarantine

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — The Butte Humane Society was quarantined Tuesday due to a viral infection of cats in the shelter.

Fire victims: Help is available, donations wanted

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 04:49 PM CDT

Several sources of assistance are now available to help victims of the recent fires in the Paradise, Palermo and Orland areas.

Firefighters closing in on Whiskey Fire

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PASKENTA — A wildland fire still burning in Mendocino National Forest has blackened more than 7,700 acres since it started shortly after noon Thursday.

Firefighters closing in on blaze near Paskenta

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

PASKENTA -- A wildland fire still burning in Mendocino National Forest has blackened more than 7,700 acres since it started shortly after noon Thursday.

Firefighters kept pledge to keep Butte campus safe

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

BUTTE COLLEGE -- Wednesday night, after securing permission to turn the Butte College campus into a massive firefighters' village, Ron Myers, deputy incident commander for the Humboldt Fire, made the school's president a promise.

First same-sex marriage performed in Butte county

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

OROVILLE— Richard Seward sat outside the Butte County Clerk-Recorder's Office Tuesday morning, ready to witness history.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Shellene Marie Eandi The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Shellene Marie Eandi for child endangerment, violating a court order to prevent domestic violence,

He Said, She Said movie review: 'The Happening' a creepy, fascinating film

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 06:18 PM CDT

"The Happening" is an M. Night Shyamalan film starring Zooey Dechanel and Mark Wahlberg as people dealing with a strange phenomenon that strikes east coast cities -- where people suddenly stop functioning, then commit suicide -- and how people deal

Help available for fire victims; donations sought

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Several sources of assistance are now available to help victims of the recent fires in the Paradise, Palermo and Orland areas.

Humboldt Fire cost set at about $27.8 million

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:26 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Between the price tag for fighting the blaze and the tab for the damage done by the Humboldt Fire, the conflagration is going to cost about $27.8 million.

Industrial barbecue is Thursday

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Tickets are still available for Thursday's 46th annual Industrial Barbecue, but diners are being encouraged to buy their tickets ahead of time.

Letter: Blame City Council, not city employees

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

I would like to make a comment regarding who is to blame for the salaries of all city of Chico employees, but specifically, the police and firefighters associations.

Letter: Budget woes start with decision-makers

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Dave Hernandez's letter Thursday stating that "the city police officers association is significantly responsible for the city's current budget woes" does miss the mark — about 180 degrees.

Letter: Sports not an educational function

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

School boards across this country need to take the drastic action of terminating all school sports programs, excluding physical education, to force state and federal lawmakers to address the increasing educational crisis of government's overall

Letter: Stop talking, start building escape route

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

We, the people of "the ridge," would like to thank all of you in Chico for your tremendous support during this scary fire event.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Fire safe events slated this month PARADISE — Two more activities for citizens will be conducted this week and June 30 by the Butte County Fire Safe Council in its fire safe landscape and maintenance series.

Looting suspect may face prison

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

PARADISE — A 20-year-old Paradise man caught on video surveillance burglarizing an evacuated home Thursday, could be sentenced to up to a year in state prison, then ordered to perform community service.

Mississippi River breaks through Illinois levee

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

GULFPORT, Ill. -- The rising Mississippi River broke through a levee Tuesday, forcing authorities to rescue about a half-dozen people by helicopter, boat and four-wheeler as floodwaters moved south into Illinois and Missouri.

Mosquito fogging tonight

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 03:37 PM CDT

The Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District is planning mosquito fogging tonight in several areas of the county.

Outlaws Notebook: Quinonez following Bulldogs' CWS run

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — What the Fresno State Bulldogs have been accomplishing at the College World Series in Nebraska hasn't been difficult for Rudy Quinonez to appreciate.

Outlaws get thrown for a Loop

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Blooming Derrick Loop continued Tuesday to pitch for the Chico Outlaws like he belonged in a major league farm system, which is exactly where the 24-year-old left-hander found out he was heading during the game.

Red, White and Blue Berry Fest calling for pie and dessert entries

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

CHICO — The second annual Red, White and Blue Berry Festival on June 28 will kick off summer and celebrate Northern California's bountiful berry season at the Saturday Farmers Market downtown.

Sidelines: Outlaws offering ticket discounts

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

With reports of the Humboldt Fire contained, the Chico Outlaws would like to help the healing process and restore the smiles on the faces of the residents of Paradise and for the firefighters of Butte County.

St. Louis-style ribs featured at Industrial Barbecue

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

Taking part in the competition to be staged in the Pavillion at the Silver Dollar Fairgounds are: Holey Smokes BB Q and Catering; Kinder's Meats Deli BBQ; Jedidiah's Neighborhood Grill; Smokin' Mo's BBQ; Steelhead BBQ Co.

State drops hammer on contractor fraud

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

An enforcement team from the California Contractors State License Board was in Butte County on Tuesday, checking for unlicensed contractors who may be trying to prey on fire victims.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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9 a.m. update: Fire nears containment; college still closed

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 04:42 PM CDT

Butte County's fire siege appears to be nearing an end as full containment of the Humboldt Fire is expected by this evening.

Appeals court postpones retrial for twice-convicted rapist

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An appeals court has issued a stay, postponing Monday's scheduled retrial for a twice-convicted Chico rapist, so it can hear a legal challenge filed by the district attorney in the case.

Corrections

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Monday's front-page story about the Humboldt Fire states the blaze burned to Butte College but didn't burn homes.

Daily Planner: June 18

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Events CHICO PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER: 1 p.m. Informal meeting for volunteer opportunites. Also, 6-8 p.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Impossible pin locations prevail at Butte Creek Impossible Open

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Butte Creek CC held its Impossible Open Tournament over the weekend. The tournament is called the Impossible Open because the pin placements are at the most difficult locations on the greens.

Editorial: Fishy reasoning hard to swallow

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Same-sex couples will line up at county offices up and down the state so they can be wed on this historic day — but not in Butte County.

Fire near Paskenta slowly being controlled

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

PASKENTA — Hundreds of firefighters made progress Monday to stop the Whiskey Fire, a wildland blaze that has scorched nearly 6,900 acres in Mendocino National Forest since last Thursday.

Firestorm 100 percent contained

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

PARADISE — Flames from the Humboldt Fire chewed through 23,344 acres, destroyed 74 homes, and damaged 20 others before it was brought under full containment Monday just after 6 p.

Flames blacken historic Doe Mill vineyard

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Among the blackened hillsides that burned in the most recent fires in Butte County, about 40 acres of zinfandel vines were scorched.

Gay marriage bonded into two congregations

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Gay marriage is now legal in California, but it's still against the rules of the United Methodist Church.

InnerView: Didi Toaspern is retiring from the classroom, but not from teaching

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — Didi Toaspern hung up one hat two weeks ago, ending 34 years of a teaching career, but other hats will get worn more often — her fishing hat may take on extra flies she's tied herself and her hiking hat may get worn out, as she

LaMalfa effort to benefit county fire victims

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — In an effort to expedite relief for victims of the Humboldt and Ophir fires, Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) has worked to include Butte County in a bill that would provide disaster relief to wildfire victims.

Letter: Area theaters never fail to deliver

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Your drama critic's review of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was excellent and certainly should have enticed everyone to see this amazing production at Chico Cabaret.

Letter: Left wants to shackle economy

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Surprise! Republicans in the U.S. Senate finally showed some backbone in thwarting the Democrats' effort to "solve" our energy problems by adding a "windfall profits" tax on top of what domestic oil producers already pay.

Letter: Restrictions led to unintended results

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Ruth A. Ruhl-LaMusga's recent letter (opposing marriage rights for gays) portrays gay marriage as a male plot against women.

Letter: What we do will make us different

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

I'm sure most would agree with me: Chico has a homeless problem. In general, we're not unlike other cities our size, but what will make us different is what we decide to do about this problem.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Butte College closed again today BUTTE VALLEY — Butte College's main campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, will remain closed today because of the Humboldt Fire.

Official says fire threat remains

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — As Butte County officials begin to deal with the aftermath of the Humboldt and Ophir fires, they have been told that these conflagrations may be only the beginning.

On Foot: Smart hikers lather up, cover up and layer

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — With the warm weather slowly enveloping us, it's time to talk about sunscreen. Because it's getting hot doesn't mean NOW is the time to start using sunscreen.

Red Cross opens help center Tuesday

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 06:13 PM CDT

PARADISE — The American Red Cross will set up an assistance center for those affected by the Humboldt Fire and other recent, local blazes.

Red Cross to open fire help center in Paradise

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For many, the confusion that comes in the aftermath of a fire can be as traumatic as the fire itself.

Sidelines: Knight fights to draw in bout

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Chico boxer Ava Knight fought to a draw on Thursday with IFBA flyweight champion Elena Reid in Uncasville, Conn.

Victims of looting protect themselves with prejudice

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Nearing containment of the Humboldt Fire, which has burned 74 homes and more than 23,000 acres, the charred streets of what used to be the cozy, arboreal town of Paradise have now become a sight for curious onlookers to survey the fire's damage.

Willows man killed Saturday during charity motorcycle run

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — A Willows man participating in a motorcycle run Saturday to raise money for an ailing Orland couple was killed when he lost control of his bike on Highway 32 near here.

Woods outlasts Mediate for third Open, 14th major

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:29 AM CDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods cradled the silver U.S. Open trophy in his right hand and limped toward the edge of the Pacific bluffs, each step as much a burden as the 91 holes he played at Torrey Pines for a major that might have been his most

Woods outlasts Mediate to win his 14th major

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 05:04 PM CDT

SAN DIEGO — With a throbbing knee and a pounding heart, Tiger Woods made one last improbable escape Monday and won the U.

Monday, June 16, 2008

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5:30 p.m.: Humboldt fire update

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 08:04 PM CDT

PARADISE — The Humboldt Fire was 50 percent contained Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The fire has burned 23,162 acres but has not burned any further acreage or homes since yesterday, according to CAL FIRE.

Air attack aggressive, but also frustrating

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Humboldt Fire has proven to be a stubborn opponent from the air as well as the ground. Despite an aggressive attack that has used several helicopters and up to eight air tankers, including a converted DC-10 jumbo jet, officials Friday

Blog Log

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM 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: We need to manage our inevitable growth

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

With both the city of Chico and Butte County in the process of updating their general plans, it's intriguing to imagine what sort of changes may lie ahead for the area.

Calgary topples Outlaws

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 12:02 AM CDT

The Calgary Vipers hit four home runs including Nelson Castro's grand slam to beat the Chico Outlaws 14-3 on Sunday at Foothill Stadium in Calgary, Alberta.

Chico center to perform same-sex marriages

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO -- Following a decision to end marriage ceremonies at the Butte County Clerk-Recorder's Office, the Chico Peace and Justice Center will offer the civil service to same-sex marriages.

Chico peace center to perform same-sex marriages

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO — Following a decision to end marriage ceremonies at the Butte County Clerk-Recorder's Office, the Chico Peace and Justice Center will offer the civil service to same-sex marriages.

City Council deals with General Plan, increasing density, air quality

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO -- A mixed bag of business will be conducted by the City Council Tuesday, including a report on "Imagine Chico 2030.

Community helps horse fall victim come home

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

MAGALIA -- Friends, family and community members are helping to remodel a Magalia home so its hospitalized resident can come home.

Crews search for missing in Japan's quake

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:39 PM CDT

KURIHARA, Japan -- Rescue teams using shovels and buckets tried Sunday to dig their way to seven people believed trapped in a landslide at a hot springs resort after a deadly earthquake pounded the mountains of northern Japan, killing at least six

Daily Planner: June 16

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. Bloomsday literary festival at 139 W. First St. Tickets $13.

Daily Planner: June 17

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Events CHICO TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO: 4 -6 p.m., Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Demonstrations of how to use new technology including how to: make digital recordings, take videos with a flip video camera, read a Kindle book device and test-drive

Fire crews gaining upper hand on Humboldt Fire; house toll at 74

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:41 PM CDT

CHICO -- Firefighters were successful Sunday in overcoming the spread of the Humboldt Fire, which has burned an estimated 23,162 acres and destroyed scores of homes since noon Wednesday.

Herger views fire's "intensity"

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:41 PM CDT

The blackened remains of hillsides south of Chico and homes near fire-ravaged Paradise were visited Sunday by Rep.

Letter: Bush's private army exposed

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

"Blackwater," written by scholar Jeremy Schakill, is a shocking and alarming expose of the world's largest and most powerful mercenary private army, headquartered in North Carolina.

Letter: Keep an eye on Iraq expenses

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

In Baghdad, status-of-forces agreement negotiations are heating up between the Bush and al-Maliki governments.

Letter: Not the kind of change we need

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

I recently heard Barack Obama give a commencement speech at Wesleyan University where he advised the students there not to go out with their degree and try to get the bigger house or lots of fancy suits that the "money culture" in this country tells

News of Our Past

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Air tower survives — for now' Municipal Airport's control tower has been given a reprieve from permanent closure .

Nuts win first title in Father's Day Classic

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 12:02 AM CDT

CHICO — It took 10 tries, but the Chico Nuts can finally call themselves champions of their own American Legion Father's Day Classic.

Paradise loses power Sunday afternoon

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 07:21 PM CDT

PARADISE — About 18,000 customers in Paradise are without power with no current estimation for recovery.

Police fatally shoot Turlock man who beat toddler to death

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

TURLOCK -- A Turlock man was fatally shot by police as he kicked, punched and stomped a young toddler to death in front of horrified motorists who tried to stop the attack on a dark country road, authorities said.

Prevention and preparedness best defense for fire

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:41 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Prevention and preparedness turns out to be the best defense against fire, and creating a defensible space around your home heads the list.

Shelters to move remaining evacuated animals after 5 p.m.

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO — The remaining 80 small animals sheltered from the Humboldt Fire will be transferred to Oroville if not picked up by 5 p.

Whiskey Fire still burning

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

PASKENTA -- A wildfire burning in dry brush in Mendocino National Forest five miles northwest of this Tehama County town continued spreading Saturday night.

Whiskey Fire still burning in Mendocino National Forest

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 06:39 PM CDT

PASKENTA -- A wildfire burning in dry brush in Mendocino National Forest five miles northwest of this Tehama County town continued spreading Saturday night.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

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9:00 p.m.: Firefighters 'turned the corner' on Humboldt Fire

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 11:18 PM CDT

Firefighters "turned the corner" on the Humboldt Fire by Saturday morning, battling it back to within a fiercely defended boundary and putting out flares that re-ignited.

All About Us: Oh, the shock of not being in school

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:44 AM CDT

It's Monday, and I'm half asleep at 9:30 a.m. What's wrong with this picture? Shouldn't I be halfway through second period?

Beyond Body display continuing

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 01:04 AM CDT

REDDING — The exhibition "Bodies Revealed" continues at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, through September.

Canceled Theatre on the Ridge performances rescheduled

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

PARADISE — Because of the evacuation of lower Paradise due to the Humboldt Fire, all performances of Theatre on the Ridge's production of "Everyone Loves Opal" were canceled Thursday through today.

Daily Planner: June 15

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Events FATHER'S DAY "SPRING FLING"; Noon-9 p.m. Outdoor music event. Jeff Pershing, Steve Cook, John-Michael Sun and more.

Fire still burning near Paskenta

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 01:38 PM CDT

PASKENTA — The Whiskey Fire, burning five miles northwest of Paskenta, was up to 3,477 acres this morning.

Firefighters battling back Humboldt Fire

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 03:25 AM CDT

Firefighters "turned the corner" on the Humboldt Fire by Saturday morning, battling it back to within a fiercely defended boundary and putting out flares that re-ignited.

Glenn County helps with Humboldt Fire

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 03:25 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Helpers from neighboring Glenn County responded to calls for assistance late Thursday, providing supplies for people forced to evacuate Paradise, and law enforcement to protect homes as the Humboldt Fire continued its threat to the

Help, shelters, resources available for fire victims

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 04:52 PM CDT

What follows is a list of needs and resources that are related to the Humboldt Fire. As of today, these evacuation shelters were up and operating: In Paradise: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road In Chico: Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre

It's effortless to rack up points for being dumb but harmless

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

I want to start out by saying my intent was absolutely innocent, which is normally what is going on when I really get myself in trouble.

Items related to Humboldt Fire

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 04:52 PM CDT

Help center open this afternoon PARADISE — A fire victim's help center will be open 3-6 p.m. today at 805 Cedar St.

Letter: A textbook case of needless monopoly

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Now that schools are facing dire budget cuts, it's time to examine how schools do business with textbook companies.

Letter: An authoritarian move

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Candace Grubbs, Butte County clerk, has declared her office will no longer perform marriages. This was done without input from the county Board of Supervisors or without a public hearing.

Letter: Conservation measures can work

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

The editorial Tuesday made some good points but was totally wrong when it said, "Some people say we can conserve our way to a bright water future, but that seems overly optimistic.

Letter: Early calls an unfortunate event

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

On Saturday, May 31, the Forest Ranch Charter School fundraisers used the donated services of a local resident who owns a telemarketing firm to inform people of a book fair event.

Letter: End dependence on foreign oil

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Are you blown away by what has happened to the price of a gallon of gas? We all should be just plain mad.

Letter: Give freshmen without cars priority

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

With California State University trustees bound and determined to grow Chico State University and an administration angling for sustainability and repute as the "green" standard of the CSU system, any policies that control subsequent growth impacts

Letter: Recall effort a darn shame

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Hey there, Editor. OK, I'm not as smart as I thought I was. I read that-there recall petition and darn, those people who signed it said: "You usurp the duties and responsibilities of the Glenn County Board of Education.

Letter: Start drilling to give Americans relief

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

When I got up this morning and turned on the radio I heard that oil was over $135 a barrel and may go to $150 by July 4.

Letter: Too early for campaign exaggeration

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Gee, I am so glad that Thomas Sowell distilled this election down to what it's all about: "Vote for my guy or get nuked!

Local briefs

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Man killed on Interstate 5 WILLOWS — An unidentified 25-year-old man was killed in a car accident Friday night on Interstate 5 after losing control of his vehicle.

Locally grown tomatoes clear salmonella threat

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Salmonella-carrying tomatoes have become the latest food crisis, but locally grown tomatoes have been cleared of the threat and are being sold.

Nuts win, one away from tourney title

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — They didn't necessarily need each other, but Sean Norton and the Chico Nuts' offense sure played nice together.

One-stop reading and viewing

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 10:23 PM CDT

The Enterprise-Record's coverage of the Humboldt Fire has been collected on a single Web page. To read the coverage back to Wednesday, along with all the photo galleries and the E-R's updated fire map, go to www.chicoer.com/humboldt

One-stop service center opens for fire victims

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A one-stop service center for fire victims has been setup this weekend with many county assistance programs ready to help in Oroville.

Orland Holy Ghost Club to celebrate Portuguese Festa

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:44 AM CDT

ORLAND — Today will mark the 66th annual Portuguese Festa when the Catholic community in Orland celebrates an age-old tradition started during the reign of Queen Isabella and King Diniz, who ruled Portugal in the early 1300s.

Outlaws finish Friday win, lose scheduled game

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

One good inning and nine not-so-great ones gave the Chico Outlaws a split Saturday in Calgary, Alberta, as they completed Friday's suspended game over the Calgary Vipers to win 7-6, then got baffled by former Outlaw Jordy Alexander in a 6-0 setback

Painful discoveries: Residents return to untouched homes or debris

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 03:24 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Dozens of people returning to areas of Paradise Saturday found piles of rubble and smothering ashes where their houses once stood.

Patrick Kinmartin's column 'Simply Golden': The son is shining in Cronin's burgeoning fatherhood career

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Nowhere in Outlaws veteran utility man Shane Cronin's team player profile is his 11-year-old son Tyson mentioned.

People on the Street

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:43 AM CDT

What would you take with you if you had five minutes to evacuate due to a natural disaster? Asked Thursday at a Chico shopping center.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Interstate 5 SACRAMENTO — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Student helpers moving in to new Chico State building

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- The paint is dry but there are still a few finishing touches being made at the new student services building at Chico State University.

The Bookshelf: "The Lost Garden: A Memoir By The Author Of Dragonwings" is from children's author Laurence Yep.

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 12:44 AM CDT

The Bookshelf "Memories are like seeds. They lie concealed within the imagination — or perhaps they lie even deeper, ripening with the quickening of the heart and growing according to the soul's own season.

Willows police officers honored for bravery

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Two Willows police officers were recognized with Medals of Valor Tuesday night at a ceremony honoring their bravery in entering a burning house to save children.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

10 p.m.: Officials assess damage of Humboldt Fire

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 12:13 AM CDT

PARADISE — With flames vanquished in the worst-hit neighborhoods, fire officials have able to assertain just how much damage th Humboldt Fire did.

Animal rescuers need assistance

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:28 AM CDT

PARADISE — Many animals were rescued from the Humboldt Fire, and now the rescuers are asking for assistance Friday there were about 450 animals at the Butte County Search and Rescue facility on Morrow Lane in Chico, and the number was rising

Animal rescuers need help

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 11:20 PM CDT

PARADISE — Animals were rescued from the Humboldt Fire in such numbers that rescuers are now calling for assistance There were about 450 animals at 4 p.

Daily Planner: June 14

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: June 15

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

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

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

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 03:43 AM CDT

HIT — People in the north state are wonderful in a crisis. From the firefighters who did a remarkable job of saving homes in two firestorms, to volunteers who chipped in to help evacuate people and animals, to family and friends who opened

Fire damages Emma Wilson School

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 01:30 PM CDT

An overnight fire at Emma Wilson School has damaged a classroom near the playground, a Chico Unified School District official said.

Fire near Paskenta has burned 2,000 acres

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

PASKENTA — A wildfire burning in Mendocino National Forest has consumed about 2,000 acres of dry brush and two forest roads were closed to the public Friday afternoon.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Road to Ruin ... The Highway to Hell," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Help, shelters, resources available for fleeing residents

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 11:20 PM CDT

What follows is a list of needs and resources that are related to the Humboldt Fire. As of today, these evacuation shelters were up and operating: In Paradise: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road Elks Lodge, 6309 Clark Road In Chico:

Hord comes up with decisive knock in Nuts' win

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 01:28 AM CDT

CHICO — Maybe the worst thing Petaluma could have done was get Cameron Hord in a two-strike count.

Humboldt Fire items

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 08:00 PM CDT

City Plaza concert canceled CHICO — The Friday night concert in City Plaza has been canceled tonight, due to the smoky air.

Humboldt Fire tops state's priorities

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 03:37 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — In a news conference today called to discuss the status of four major wildland blazes burning in California, it was obvious top state fire and emergency officials were focusing on the Humboldt Fire in Butte County.

Letter: 'Donations' of bodies suspicious

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

As a citizen of the north state and an advocate of human rights, I have serious concerns about the source of the bodies in the "Bodies Revealed" exhibit at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding.

Letter: Column didn't deserve criticism

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

I'm taking issue with Larry Wahl's June 1 letter criticizing Erica McLane's column "Of Flag Pins, Medals and Patriotism.

Letter: Pay attention to General Plan process

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Our memories are awfully short. Less than five years ago, wasn't Study Area 15 (east of 99 and north of Durham-Pentz Road) the proposed site of a manmade lake to be surrounded by trophy homes and resort development?

Local Briefs

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Fire impact center opens OROVILLE — A fire help center will be open at the Oroville Employment Center to provide residents with information regarding help related to the impacts of the recent fires.

Looking back nearly 70 years

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — They were typical young Americans, finding a way to have fun and get rid of some pent-up energy.

Making do at shelters, waiting to go home

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- Donations from the community have been pouring in at shelters throughout town to support the hundreds who have been evacuated from their homes due to the Humboldt Fire, which has burned more than 20,000 acres since Wednesday.

Oroville fire kept to two acres

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 05:42 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A vigorous attack on a fire north of Long Bar Road this afternoon kept the blaze to two acres.

Reduced to ashes: 52 structures lost, $1.2 million suppression cost

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 04:02 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Firefighters got their first look Friday at structures lost in the Humboldt Fire, but few if any residents still under an evacuation order in the worst-hit areas knew if their homes survived.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Chicoan going to Paraguay CHICO — Chase Brown, son of Drake and Cindy Brown, has accepted a call to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Paraguay Asuncion North Mission.

Roads closed by the fire

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 08:52 PM CDT

PARADISE — As of 6 p.m. today, roads still closed by the Humboldt Fire include: In Butte Creek Canyon: Honey Run Road and Centerville Road.

Run from the hills: A New York couple's flight from Paradise with their aged parents

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- The four Martinsons were sitting safely in a comfortable living room Friday afternoon, but Thursday evening they had no idea where they would spend the night.

Senior Planner

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Junior golf camps set in Oroville

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 01:28 AM CDT

Table Mountain Golf Course professional Todd Moran is offering free junior golf camps sponsored by the Oroville Golf Foundation.

Smoke in the air makes for bad time to be outdoors

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Anyone taking a look outside can see that the air is bad. Air quality managers aren't able to get to all of their measurement stations due to the fires.

Travis Souders' column: Local gym working out through pain

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 01:28 AM CDT

There are several hundred people at Fit One Athletic Club on Friday afternoon, but most of them aren't here to work out.

Tri Counties Bank offers assistance to customers

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Customers of Tri Counties Bank whose homes were damaged by any of the recent fires and have a loan with the bank should call the bank.

UPDATE: Mendocino Forest fire near Paskenta widens; two forest roads closed

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 07:22 PM CDT

PASKENTA — A wildfire burning in Mendocino National Forest has consumed about 2,000 acres of dry brush and two forest roads were closed to the public this afternoon.

Weather doesn't wait for Outlaws finish

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 01:28 AM CDT

In their first meeting of the season Friday afternoon, the Outlaws and Calgary Vipers couldn't decide a winner in nine innings.

Wind change could cause problems this afternoon

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:21 PM CDT

PARADISE — For Butte County firefighters the Humboldt Fire that has charred nearly 20,500 acres of land comes close to being their perfect storm.

Woman badly hurt in Highway 99 crash

Posted: 14 Jun 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — A young Chico man escaped injury in a grinding broadside crash on Highway 99 Friday, but an unidentified woman wasn't as lucky, suffering moderate to major injuries.

Friday, June 13, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

9:45 p.m.: Humboldt Fire doubled Thursday; homes destroyed, evacuations ordered

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 12:22 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Humboldt Fire doubled in size today, burning into Paradise and down onto the Butte College campus.

Chico creeps by Cracker Cats

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Jesse Kovacs has always been involved in his family's wine business since joining the Outlaws three years ago, but Thursday night the veteran infielder was working more as an insurance agent.

City firefighter experiences evacuation

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

BUTTE CREEK CANYON — Chico City Fire of those trying to help people threatened by fire, but Wednesday she found herself on the receiving end of an evacuation order.

Daily Planner: June 13

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Events 1078 GALLERY: 6-9 p.m. Art reception for Binod Shrestha's "Reminiscence"; through July 12. Hours 12:30-5:30 p.

Fire elicits varied emotions among residents on Honey Run Road

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 03:14 AM CDT

BUTTE CREEK CANYON — Even as winds shifted and fire continued burning in areas on both sides of Butte Creek Thursday morning, some residents on the lower end of Honey Run Road, who evacuated the night before, returned to their homes shortly

Flames race toward Paradise: Residents scramble to leave ridge under evacuation orders

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 03:13 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Residents in lower Paradise scrambled to gather belongings, pets and horses Thursday afternoon as they narrowly outran flames that consumed several homes in the area near Neal and Wayland roads.

Hamilton City teachers upset with contract offer

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Most of the 23 teachers employed by Hamilton Union Elementary School District showed up for the board of trustees meeting Wednesday and applauded vigorously when retiring teacher Pamela Radke read a statement protesting the

Letter: Herger's defense of vote weak

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Republican Rep. Wally Herger, in his June 6 letter to the E-R, weakly defends his opposition to legislation to provide expanded educational benefits to U.

Letter: Lawmakers no help with gas prices

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

The fuel crisis just goes on and on. None of our representatives that are supposed to be looking out for the general public does anything.

Letter: No need to buy new reusable bag

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

It's wonderful to see so many folks on the "green" bandwagon. At our house, we grow our own veggies and fruit, bake our own bread, recycle, try to conserve water and energy, plan our errands economically and shop second hand.

Letter: Party shouldn't come first

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Responding to Rep. Wally Herger's June 6 letter, I find it astounding to hear his rationale regarding his vote against the Veterans Bill.

Letter: Quit scaring the children

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

A few months ago, I took a lot of heat for criticizing fifth-grade teachers for scaring kids about the environment.

Letter: Teach students to think for themselves

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

After reading the letters from the children at Hooker Oak School I realize how brainwashed our children are becoming.

Letter: Time to amend the Constitution

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Voters gave a decision on same-sex marriage that should have been the end of the issue. Judges decided that a minority should prevail.

Local Briefs

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

PARADISE — Due to the uncertainty of fires, law enforcement graduation from Butte College has been canceled for tonight.

Mercury-Register building sale won't change newspaper

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Mercury-Register building at 2801 Second St. was sold to Butte County this week, but the transaction will have no impact on the operation or coverage of the newspaper, according to the newspaper's publisher.

Orland farmworker convicted of first-degree murder

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A jury Thursday convicted an Orland farmworker of first-degree murder in the brutal stabbing death of a young woman in a Butte County orchard.

Parkison found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A jury Thursday found that a fatal shooting at a campground near Magalia constituted "involuntary manslaughter.

Pet evacuations continue, cash needed

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 03:43 PM CDT

CHICO — A group rescuing or evacuating animals from the Humboldt Fire has taken in about 45 temporary residents.

Police Report for June 13

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Here are some of the property crimes reported to Chico police this past week. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES June 6 — 600 block of Hazel Street.

Power back on for most of Paradise

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 08:02 PM CDT

PARADISE — Power was restored to all but 1,100 Paradise PG&E customers at 5:15 p.m. today. Some 18,000 households and businesses in Paradise lost power at about 3:30 p.

Red Cross: Beware of donation fraud

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 04:19 PM CDT

CHICO — The American Red Cross has issued a warning that individuals are approaching businesses for donations of cash and merchandise for fire victims.

Reno Rebels romp past Nuts

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

CHICO —The young Reno Rebels gave the hosts of the Chico American Legion Father's Day Classic a taste of their own medicine.

Sow There: Surprises are both good and bad

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Sometimes a wait-and-see attitude can pay off in the garden. Many of the predictable weeds in my yard I will recognize from a young sprout and can quickly eradicate.

Steve Carson's Outdoors column: Find salmon in the Feather River, and do it before July 1

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

Anglers interested in catching king salmon on the Feather River can still do so, but a little bit of haste is necessary with the anticipated salmon closure due approximately July 1.

Tired firefighters protected homes

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 03:15 AM CDT

BUTTE CREEK CANYON — While some residents left on orders to evacuate, firefighters remained at their homes, successfully fighting encroaching flames.

X-ray device detects man with firearm

Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A man wearing a U.S. Postal Service uniform was arrested when authorities said an X-ray screening device detected a loaded firearm in his computer carrying case as he tried to enter the Butte County Superior Court.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

2 p.m. — Firefighters facing harsh conditions

Posted: 11 Jun 2008 04:06 PM CDT

PALERMO — As 400 firefighters continue to battle the 1,600-acre Ophir Fire, they are facing continued heat and high winds today.

9:30 p.m.: Residents evacuated; fight against fire continues through night — Photos

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 12:08 AM CDT

CHICO — The fast-moving Humboldt Fire has burned 3,500 acres since it broke out about noon today, and has forced more than a 1,000 people from their homes.

9:30 p.m.: Southwest Chico fire forces evacuations

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Six to 10 homes in southwest Chico were threatened by a vegetation fire this afternoon, and residents were ordered to evacuate.

A custom classic winner

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Ron Peck of Chico (back to the camera) is shown May 3 at the third annual Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d'Elegance in Half Moon Bay with master of ceremonies Alain de Cadenet.

Art briefs: Water media art shown in Paradise; High school students' art displayed; Summer art classes available in Oroville

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:04 AM CDT

PARADISE --"Colored Water" is the theme of a new exhibit at the Paradise Art Center, 5564 Almond St.

Biblio File: Co-founder of PrayNorthState to sign books in Chico

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:02 AM CDT

James Wilson, who with his wife Diana, founded PrayNorthState in 2001, tells about a Promise Keepers meeting in San Diego.

Bloomsday literary festival to celebrate James Joyce

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- With a name like Bloomsday, one might think this Monday literary festival celebrates flower power.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: June 12, 2008

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:04 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: Plan ahead to see local bands this summer in Chico and Paradise

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:03 AM CDT

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here's a peak at Chico's Friday Night Concert series in the downtown city plaza, courtesy of the Downtown Chico Business Association.

Calendar june 12-june 18

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:05 AM CDT

Thursday, JUNE 12 Music/Nightclubs HAS BEANS: Open Mic Night. 8-11 p.m. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. for 10-minute or two-song slots.

Center taking small pets

Posted: 11 Jun 2008 08:36 PM CDT

CHICO — Evacuated residents of fire-affected areas are able to drop their pets off at an emergency center set up at the Butte County Search and Rescue center at the east end of Morrow Lane.

Conflicting views on state budget crisis heard

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- A nun and a legislator offered very different takes Wednesday on the state's budget crisis. Sister Marti McCarthy said proposed budget cuts will have a terrible impact on poor people around California.

Cover story: Imagination and competition blend in 'Fresh Ink Festival'

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:01 AM CDT

CHICO -- One of the greatest dramas of all time was written by William Shakespeare more than 400 years ago.

Daily Planner: June 13

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Events 1078 GALLERY: 6-9 p.m. Art reception for Binod Shrestha's "Reminiscence"; through July 12. Hours 12:30-5:30 p.

Day care evacuated after road closure

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:47 AM CDT

STILSON CANYON — When smoke began billowing over the ridge above Stilson Canyon, Christy Strauch turned a potentially scary moment for the children under her care into a "learning experience.

Defense hammers at alleged assault victim's story

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- The alleged victim of a March 8 sexual assault was on the witness stand for more than six hours Wednesday in an attempt to gain credibility.

Editorial: Heed lessons from bad fires

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

At the height of the fire near Palermo on Tuesday night, a call came over the police scanner. Somebody was mowing.

Fire consumes 20 acres on Chico's southwest edge

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO — A fire burned 20 acres of vegetation Wednesday off Estes Road. Smoke trails could be seen as late as 8 p.

Former police officer gets 30 days in jail for filing false police report

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Former Chico police officer Robert Ponce was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation Wednesday after filing a false police report concerning a counterfeit bill he acquired last August.

Gun threat draws 18-year prison term

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A suspected Chico gang member Wednesday drew a sentence of 18 years in prison for pressing a loaded handgun against the head of a disabled man.

Historical home lost in Ophir Fire

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:45 AM CDT

PALERMO — When Norma Virden and her daughter Heidi Vaughn left for work Tuesday morning, they never imagined it would be the last time they saw their home.

Humboldt fire grows to 6,000 acres

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:56 AM CDT

CHICO -- No structures were reported lost in the first day of a large wildfire that raced across canyons east of Chico Wednesday and filled the sky with billowing smoke.

Jury starts deliberations in stabbing death case

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial of Gustavo Gonzalez Tafolla of Orland, in the killing of a Red Bluff woman last year, with a jury hearing closing arguments and getting the case for deliberations at about 4 p.

Letter: Allegation recanted

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

I apologize I made a comment about Michael Dennis being offered something for his activity in the recall against Glenn County Superintendent of Schools Arturo Barrera.

Letter: Chico employees should feel fortunate

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

I'd like to sincerely thank the 71 members of our roughly 200 city employees that appreciate the jobs they have and the nice salaries and benefits that come with it.

Letter: Reducing pay would help more

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

I found the article headlined "Police union agrees to smaller wages" to be laughable. The Chico Police Officers Association is significantly responsible for the city's current budget woes.

Letter: Sorry for the wake-up calls

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

This is in response to the calls made on behalf of the Forest Ranch Charter School. I own and operate Impact Marketing.

Letter: Too much Big Brother in Chico

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

During the 1950s I remember reading a story about Communist Russia. It described how the KGB would go from house to house, frightening the citizens because they may be arrested for some minor infraction of the rules.

Local briefs

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Search mobilized in Orland, but missing child found ORLAND — A 6-year-old boy with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) wandered off from his home Wednesday morning in Orland.

Local teen juggler raises funds for charitable African trip

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Some teens spend the hot Chico summers staying cool in the local creeks and swimming pools. But this year Cody Bryan has different plans.

Movie review: He Said, She Said: 'Kung Fu Panda' is a fun, family film

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:02 AM CDT

"Kung Fu Panda" stars Jack Black as a portly Chinese bear surprised to discover he's fated to defeat a famous warrior with martial arts skills he doesn't believe he has.

Music feature: Ten Mile Tide revived following band's rocky ride

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:01 AM CDT

CHICO -- It's been a rollercoaster the last two years for Ten Mile Tide, an Americana/Fiddle-rock band from the city by the bay.

Outlaws hit for the split in Canada

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Through their difficulties to get back on track after the rough start this first month, the Outlaws seem to be learning how a potent offense often translates to a dependable defense.

Paradise watching fire to the north

Posted: 11 Jun 2008 05:06 PM CDT

PARADISE — A "low-level" emergency center has been set up in Town Hall to monitor the Humboldt Fire in case further actions need to be taken.

School time

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Honors Michael Spann, from CORE Butte Charter School, received an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in the President's Education Awards Program.

Sidelines: Golf tournament benefits Oroville and LP athletics

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:12 AM CDT

A golf tournament with all proceeds benefitting Las Plumas and Oroville high school athletics will be held Friday, with a 1 p.

Struttin' their stuff: Lipizzaner Stallions to perform in Chico

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions are in the midst of a 38th anniversary tour this year, and Chico is among the stops.

Theater briefs: 'Shakespeare on the Plaza' this summer; Theatre on the Ridge holding auditions

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 01:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- "Shakespeare on the Plaza" begins Saturday in Chico's downtown plaza and lasts through July 14.

Toughness comes easily in Nuts' win

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — The going didn't get tough often for the Chico Nuts. The few times it did, though, they responded.

Unique ride-along gets a little wild

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Two-fifty p.m. The light wind blew dust into the mostly sunny sky as a water truck splashed it back down onto the Silver Dollar Speedway quarter-mile race track.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 02:11 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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Altacal Audubon to host June events

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

The Altacal Audubon Society has planned several events in June. June 13-15 — Mac MacCormick will lead a trip to Sierra Valley and Yuba Pass to see marshes and open fields at the headwaters of the Feather River, the sagebrush lowlands of the

Apple unveils faster new iPhone, chops price

Posted: 09 Jun 2008 04:22 PM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple Inc. unveiled an upgraded iPhone today with a faster Internet connection and satellite navigation capabilities — priced $200 lower than current models, but with more expensive service.

Campus Clips for June 10

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Kinesiology scholarship awarded Chico State University graduates and friends of Richard Tolette and Bill McConnell, Class of 1964, recently had a reunion to raise funds for

Clerk's Office no longer does weddings

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Regardless if you are a same-sex couple or a traditional bride and groom, the Butte County Clerk's Office is one place where you can no longer get married.

Daily Planner: June 10

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Events WILDLIFE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: 10:30 a.m. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. "Wild Things, Inc." For children of all ages.

Daily Planner: June 11

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

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

Destruction begins at three Orland school sites

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Heavy equipment rolled onto the football field at Orland High School Monday morning and started tearing up concrete curbs alongside the track, the first step in a project to completely rebuild the track, field and stadium -- one of three

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Trask outduels Jaramillo to take Redding City Championship

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Ryan Trask, former Chico State standout golfer, took the Redding Record Searchlight 27th annual Redding City Championship at Gold Hills GC in fine style by winning a sudden-death playoff over John Jaramillo on the first hole.

Editorial: Capitol suffers drought of ideas

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

We're about to get answers to two questions that get asked again and again in this state. First, do we need new reservoirs in California, or can we really conserve enough water to make new lakes unnecessary?

Forest Ranch charter, ag use of property OK'd

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- One group of petitioners got approval Monday to make use of some Chico Unified School District property and another group hopes to negotiate use of a different district-owned facility.

Fundraiser benefits hospital's cake woman

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For six years, Kim Langford has baked birthday cakes for people who work at Oroville Hospital.

Gunman's sister recounts fatal shooting in Ridge homicide case

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The sister of a Paradise defendant told a jury Monday he may have been startled by a tree branch falling nearby, when he fatally shot a suspect who he believed had broken into his home.

Gunman's sister recounts fatal shooting in ridge homicide case

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The sister of a Paradise defendant told a jury Monday he may have been startled by a tree branch falling nearby, when he fatally shot a suspect who he believed had broken into his home.

Having a ball

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

In what will no doubt be a frequent sight this summer, many people beat the heat Monday in Chico by cooling off in Sycamore Pool at the One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park.

InnerView: Nancy Khanchandani brings caregivers out of the shadows

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- Nancy Khanchandani's expertise is serving a huge segment of the population. It's not a visible group, and nobody really knows about it until they need to know.

June commodity distributions will begin today

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

This month's distribution of surplus government commodities to eligible people begins today and continues through June 21.

Jurors hear three accounts from suspect of woman's last night alive

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Jurors tried to untangle three accounts of one story Monday as witnesses helped to piece together the alleged murder of a Red Bluff woman.

Letter: Chicoans must be prescient

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

For those who heard my impassioned outburst at the June 3 City Council meeting, I apologize. It was the result of the mayor's refusal to let me speak regarding an issue on which they were voting.

Letter: Recall of Barrera long overdue

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

I read with great interest your Tuesday article about the recall effort against Glenn County School Superintendent Arturo Barrera.

Letter: Students stained by garnet mark

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

My son's head has been filled with the ideals that make our society worthy of greatness. People shouldn't be discriminated against based upon economic class, color, religious, sexuality or differing opinions.

Local Briefs

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

Washington man killed in crash ORLAND — A Washington state resident was killed Saturday night when his vehicle struck a tree on County Road DD, north of County Road 200.

Officials issue fire weather watch

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Cal Fire has issued a watch today for high fire danger in the Sacramento Valley due to dry conditions and winds expected to gust to 40 mph.

On Foot: It's never too late to get started

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- With the cost of gas pushing upward as I write this, this expensive state of affairs has caused a lot of people to change the way they do things.

Sidelines: Golf tournament set for Red Bluff

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Golfers of all skill levels can join the Farm and Fun golf tournament and barbecue starting at 9 a.m.

Speaker addresses public meeting, records laws

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A little sunshine poured into Willows Memorial Hall Monday morning, as a man dedicated to keeping governmental actions transparent and accessible shared his legal opinions on the state open meeting and public records laws.

Tower safety: Enloe crane different than those that have fallen across nation

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- Crane collapses across the country have left nine dead so far this year, the most recent killing two in New York May 30.

Willows police kept busy over weekend

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Police in this city of 6,500 people experienced an unusually busy weekend, making 23 arrests between Friday afternoon and Sunday night.

Monday, June 09, 2008

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Armada power to 11-3 win

Posted: 09 Jun 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Scrubbing off the grime from a rough opening homestand will be essential for the Outlaws as they try profusely to remain a prime-looking contender in the Golden Baseball League's North Division first-half affair.

Armada power to 11-3 win over Outlaws

Posted: 09 Jun 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Scrubbing off the grime from a rough opening homestand will be essential for the Outlaws as they try profusely to remain a prime-looking contender in the Golden Baseball League's North Division first-half affair.

Astronauts breeze through their 3rd spacewalk

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Shuttle Discovery's astronauts breezed through their third and final spacewalk Sunday, replacing an empty gas tank at the international space station and collecting a sample of dusty debris.

But This is Chico: Shopping areas serve their own clientele

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

It's 1960. Downtown has been Chico's main shopping area for almost 100 years. A few stores and strip malls have opened along Mangrove Avenue and The Esplanade, but the central business district has no real competition.

Butte housing prices decline in first quarter; "meltdown" blamed

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

A government agency that tracks the price of housing and has flagged Butte County repeatedly for high appreciation again indicates falling prices in this market.

Daily Planner: June 9

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

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

Eagle Creek: Butte County's new frontier?

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: The motivation of some property owners participating in the Butte County 2030 General Plan update is more complex than many might realize.

Fire frightens residents, scorches acreage

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

ORLAND -- Ten fire agencies rushed to Orland Sunday morning as a fire starting near Stony Creek began spreading toward homes.

Letter: Court ruling flies in face of democracy

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

Letter writer John Watson argues (June 1) that "the original will of the people (founders) was to protect the rights of individuals and minorities against the tyranny of absolute power" and that the function of the court system "is specifically

Letter: Court shouldn't interfere in marriage

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

Feminists in the last century complained that womanhood and motherhood's unequaled gender accomplishment of birthing the world's population was a deprivation.

Letter: Doggie stink bombs not welcome on dam

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

We are very fortunate to live in an area with one of the most beautiful places to walk, jog, ride our bikes, and enjoy the scenery in California.

News of Our Past

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'CSU president gives green light to Beach Boys' The Beach Boys will appear at University Stadium July 17 .

Nuts split against Lodi

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 05:35 PM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team split against Lodi Saturday at Doryland Field, and it was a case of one spectacular offensive outburst followed by a not-so-spectacular game.

Options for expansion: Blueprint looks at housing, jobs, stores

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

CHICO -- While one option for Chico to grow during the next 20 years shows the city staying compact, other ideas allow it to expand "upward and outward.

Outlaws Notebook: Boggs examining a second look

Posted: 09 Jun 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Trying to shake more production out of Steve Boggs has meant shaking up the batting order.

Pope gives Oroville split of doubleheader

Posted: 09 Jun 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Brandon Pope pitched a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and one walk as the Oroville Post 95 American Legion baseball team beat the Redding Rattlers 2-0 in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday at Mitchell Field to salvage a split after

Seven dead in stabbing spree in downtown Tokyo

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

TOKYO (AP) — A man plowed into shoppers with a truck Sunday and then stabbed 17 people within minutes, killing at least seven of them in a grisly attack that shocked a country known for its low crime rate.

Two-thirds of Glenn eighth-graders know someone who uses meth

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:51 PM CDT

ORLAND -- Though a survey recently completed in Glenn County shows low student methamphetamine use in the middle-school population, it also shows nearly two-thirds of those questioned know someone who uses.

Two-thirds of Glenn eighth-graders know someone who uses methamphetamine

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 11:52 PM CDT

ORLAND — Though a survey recently completed in Glenn County shows low student methamphetamine use in the middle-school population, it also shows nearly two-thirds of those questioned know someone who uses.

UPDATE: Fire east of Orland contained

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 06:38 PM CDT

ORLAND — A fire erupted in Orland around 10:30 a.m. today, starting near Stony Creek and spreading to vacant lots around the area that had dry brush.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

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All About Us: At 11, old Willy has gained respect

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Within the last few months our black lab, Willy, has come full circle. He is 11-plus years old, and I remember bringing him home when he was just a pup.

An innovative reunion

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Lisa Schut, past teacher and director at Innovative Preschool, points out to her son Cody, 8, former students in pictures during the school's 20th anniversary held June 1 at Wildwood Park in Chico.

And finally they meet — U.S. Marine Bobby Hilton

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Students in Patty Helms' third-grade class at Isabelle Jackson School in Sacramento finally got to meet the U.

Brews from around the state tasted at festival

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

CHICO — Tastes of beer from around California were poured for nearly 1,100 people during the 13th annual Microbrew Festival Saturday.

Correction

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:29 AM CDT

In Saturday's Outlaws game story on Page 1C, two errors mistakenly attributed to Todd Gossage were actually committed by Casey Garrison.

Daily Planner: June 8

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Events 7TH ANNUAL COUNTRY FAIRE AND THRESHING BEE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Patrick Ranch, halfway between Durham and Chico, 10381 Midway.

Daily Planner: June 9

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 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.

David Little: Protest vote cast in primary

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

I didn't vote Tuesday. That's a difficult admission to make by the guy who wrote the editorial board's opinion, printed Tuesday morning, that urged people to get out and vote.

Decision expected on charter school request

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

CHICO -- Whether or not the Forest Ranch community will be able to open its own charter school should be answered Monday, when Chico Unified School District's board of trustees meets.

Editorial: Lessons learned in quiet election

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Though Tuesday's primary election was disregarded by most, it still carries a few lessons for political watchers.

Fkasgbacks from Here and There: Writing a column

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Rarely do I have trouble scrounging material for my Sunday Enterprise-Record column. Today seems to be a pesky exception.

Learning to farm the old-fashioned way

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:29 AM CDT

This weekend the seventh annual Country Faire and Threshing Bee is taking people back to agriculture as it was a hundred years ago.

Letters: Bicyclists need a place to do tricks

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

There are hundreds of kids getting out of school who have nowhere in town to ride. There used to be a place with bike jumps behind Chico Nut but the city flattened it.

Letters: Natural remedies can improve health

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Ever get a cold or flu? There is a cheap food you can take never to get another attack. Afraid of heart problems?

Letters: Paradise PD welcomes scrutiny

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

We all have read about the highly publicized arrests of individuals that have resulted in negative attention directed at the Paradise Police Department.

Letters: Proposed budget cuts to IHSS damaging

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's May budget proposal will significantly impact the low-income working parents, seniors and people with disabilities.

Letters: Share credit for Butte Creek salmon

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

There have been a number of recent news reports (including an article in the San Francisco Chronicle) regarding the significant returns of salmon to nearby Butte Creek, including suggestions as to why this has occurred.

Letters: U.S. should know not to back down

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

A little-known fact is that America was at war with Muslim terrorists for 32 years from 1784 to 1817.

Letters: Union president oversteps his bounds

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

A sad day has arrived when Willows Unified Teachers Association President Michael Dennis has to do management's dirty work for them.

Letters: Veteran shouldn't give up

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

I want to thank Michael M. Peters for his letter with regard to lack of care for veterans. I praise him for his courage to share his own personal experience as related to the VA.

Orland schools to tear down and build up

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

ORLAND -- By Monday morning, things will be falling apart around Orland Unified School District, as work begins on a few big projects.

Paradise man dies in industrial accident

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Paradise man was killed in an oil well accident in Glenn County Friday night. Braden Niles Dent, 22, was working for Ensign United States Drilling on County Road 68 when the accident occurred, said Sgt.

People on the Street for June 8

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Now that the presidential field is set, are you excited about the November election, or are you already tired of it?

Red Bluff's redneck games

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:29 AM CDT

RED BLUFF -- Pappy Wishbone's Redneck Championships, scheduled June 13-15 at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, have been canceled, according to fairground personnel.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Interstate 5 SACRAMENTO — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Roger Aylworth: Mechanical death in the family leads to new knowledge

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

We suffered a significant death in the family — our washing machine croaked. Right in the middle of a load, with several inches of water and a whole bunch of soggy clothing in the tub, it gave up the mechanical ghost.

Simply Golden: Smooth sailing has ol' St. George smiling ... for now

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

When the Calgary Vipers and Edmonton Crackers Cats, two organizations that have been more than able to hold their own in the Northern League these past few years, came to crash the Golden Baseball League party this past offseason, the true West

Staying out of prison: Rehab program works

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

CHICO — When Danny Lavy got out of prison last November, he knew he didn't want to go back. That's when he admitted himself to the George Walker Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, a free six-month rehabilitation program for men and

Veteran battery bolsters Outlaws' second straight win

Posted: 08 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — When Greg Bicknell and Shane Cronin were rookies, cell-phone text messaging was something only George Jetson seemed capable of pulling off.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

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Augie's coffeehouse celebrates its second year

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Augie's, a coffeehouse owned by a church, is 2 years old. On Friday, a party was planned with birthday cake, special offers, prizes and live music all day.

Baseline established to monitor subsidence

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

Baselines for ground elevation have been established that will help keep track of land subsidence in Northern California.

Becker gets first place in feature race

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO — Emalee Ramirez's heat-race gaffe made Sean Becker's night. Without it, he most likely would have been an afterthought in Friday's 410 winged sprints main event.

Butte County jury convicts Vallejo man in home-invasion robbery

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Vallejo man was convicted by a Butte County jury Friday in connection with a Chico home-invasion robbery, during which an apartment tenant was shot and wounded.

Corrections for June 7

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

——— In Wednesday's front-page story about the Glenn County supervisor election, an editing error led to the reference of runoff candidate Leigh McDaniel as "she.

Daily Planner: June 7

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: June 8

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Events 7TH ANNUAL COUNTRY FAIRE AND THRESHING BEE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Patrick Ranch, halfway between Durham and Chico at 10381 Midway.

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

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

HIT — Chico government leaders knew the city's multimillion-dollar budget hole wouldn't get filled without help from employees.

Enloe to launch book discussion series this month

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Enloe Medical Center will launch a book-discussion series this month as part of its new approach to patient care.

Film focuses on the Jesus Center

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:32 AM CDT

CHICO — A documentary film about homelessness and the Jesus Center will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday on KCVU FOX 30.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Jude, the Man and His Message," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Hamilton City High grads surmounted obstacles

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 03:34 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- The graduating classes of Hamilton Union High School and Ella Barkley High School showed they could meet challenges, and not merely overcome them, but rise far above them.

Herger blames Democrats for failure of bill benefiting rural counties

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats blamed each other as a bill to provide special funding for rural counties failed to pass the House this week.

Letter: Florida Democrats confused by rules

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Let me see if I've got this right and "y'all" just feel free to help me understand. So, there was a place called Florida 2000, and there were certain laws, as there are in all states, which exclude votes cast irregularly, flawed, or in any other

Letter: Make freshmen leave cars at home

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Last weekend in the newspaper, there was another letter by a concerned citizen on the downtown parking situation.

Letter: Recorded political calls a nuisance

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

I am sure there are many others who will agree with this problem. I just want to stress how utterly perturbing it is to be receiving all the recorded political messages on our telephone.

Letter: Words don't match candidate's actions

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Before the election, I received a postcard for John Jacobson for Congress. Jacobson wanted my vote but he did not want to support jobs and businesses in the 3rd District.

Lifestyle Rx: Upset stomach? Remedy is often very simple

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Most of us experience digestive problems from time to time, and how do we spell relief? Like most Americans, we probably spell it D-O-L-L-A-R-S.

Local briefs

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:32 AM CDT

Red flag fire warning today OROVILLE -- Higher temperatures and brisk winds from the north have prompted Cal Fire-Butte County officials to issue a red flag high fire danger warning, effective between 10 a.

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws' pitching could get help today

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO — With his team's ERA at 7.85 entering Friday's series opener against Long Beach, Outlaws manager Jon Macalutas at least knows where to pinpoint Chico's early-season struggles.

Outlaws bust out to end losing streak

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO — The first step on the road to recovery for the Chico Outlaws was more of a stomp. Coming off a day away from the ballpark and a four-game losing streak, the Outlaws pieced together their most impressive performance of the year in a

PAWS offers low-cost spay/neuter program

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

CHICO — PAWS of Chico spay/neuter program has received grant funds to provide financial assistance for the spaying or neutering of companion dogs.

Preserving D-Day: Chico State students play role in helping to save fortification

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 03:21 AM CDT

Friday was the anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II, and a few months ago five Chico State University students were on a scientific adventure at the Normandy battle site.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Shavuot celebration CHICO — Congregation Beth Israel will celebrate Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah, at 7 p.

Restaurant closes during ABC suspension

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO — One of the city's newest restaurants, Crush 201, has closed its doors while it serves a 15-day liquor license suspension imposed by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Safe Neighborhoods initiative makes ballot

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

An initiative known as the Safe Neighborhoods Act qualified for placement on California's November ballot this week, and Butte County Sheriff Perry Reniff couldn't be happier.

Senior Planner

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Wildcats' Woodruff drafted by Giants

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Chico State pitcher Kyle Woodruff was drafted in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball draft Friday by the San Francisco Giants.

The Capt. Bob pancake wagon is back

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 03:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Capt. Bob Pancake Wagon is on the road again. Thanks to many donations of money, labor and materials, the wagon, which burned July 4, 2006, can once again raise money for nonprofit organizations that benefit youth and other

Tickets for charity festival are being scalped

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 03:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Set on surprising her husband with tickets to today's microbrew festival as a Father's Day present, Jil Castagnola was considering paying a $20 markup for tickets to the sold-out event.

Willows High class reflective, somber during its graduation

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 03:36 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A surprise fireworks display that sparkled in the darkening sky over Willows Friday night marked the happy, yet subdued, commencement of 114 seniors who through the past two years has learned something beyond academics — to

Witness places Tafolla with suspect on night of slaying

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 02:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An in-law of the defendant told a Butte County jury Friday he saw Gustavo Tafolla with a woman the night May 19, 2007, when she was believed to have been killed.

Friday, June 06, 2008

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All-section selections mostly from north

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

This year's All-Northern Section baseball and softball teams have a very northern feel to them. Schools within the Enterprise-Record's 14-school coverage area were represented sparingly compared to those in other areas, though Pleasant Valley High

Art without muse draws skepticism

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

CHICO — Presented with a concept, yet no actual design for a $180,000 art project for a neighborhood park, city councilors are asking for more control of the process.

Autopsy in Tafolla murder trial shows victim was stabbed 13 times

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- As the victim's family and friends wept in the courtroom, a Butte County jury Thursday heard and saw graphic autopsy evidence surrounding the brutal stabbing of a young woman.

BCOE closes 2 alternative school options

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

CHICO — Two alternative-education schools run by the Butte County Office of Education will close their doors for good when students leave for the summer.

Butte County's most wante

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Maria Cisneros The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Maria Cisneros for a felony warrant charging her with failing to appear, grand theft and grand theft by

Chico High graduation: mission accomplishment

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 04:47 AM CDT

Parents and relatives may have nagged and cautioned their youngsters through school, but Thursday, all the words of wisdom to Chico High graduates were positive pearls.

Corrections

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

An article Tuesday incorrectly stated that a vehicle involved in a crash on Highway 99 May 2 overturned.

Creek alliance gets $10,000 grant

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- A youth stream-monitoring program has received a $10,000 grant from Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council.

Daily Planner for June 6

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Today Events ORLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND GALLERY: 3-7 p.m. 1016 South St. Artist's reception 5-7 p.

Diabetes group to meet Saturday in Bidwell Park

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Type 1 Diabetes Chico Support Group will meet 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park.

Durham High School graduates say farewell

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 04:40 AM CDT

DURHAM -- This tight-knit community celebrated Durham High School's class of 2008 graduation Thursday evening as the sun set over the campus and its legendary oak tree.

Editorial: Young students pitch in to help

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Imaginative minds and great spirits have come together to help budget-battered high school sports programs in Chico.

Gates ousts two Air Force leaders

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates ousted the Air Force's top military and civilian leaders Thursday, holding them to account in a historic Pentagon shake-up after embarrassing nuclear mix-ups.

Letter: GI bill tarted up with spending

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

A recent letter to the editor suggested I oppose legislation to provide expanded educational benefits to U.

Letter: Help keep an eye on school gardens

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

A dedicated group of community volunteers and school employees teamed up to establish a school garden at McManus Elementary this past February.

Letter: Help remove 1,900 cars from Chico

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Imagine on your way to work or dropping kids off at school, that there were 1,900 fewer cars on our city's streets.

Letter: Recorded call leaves bad aftertaste

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, we were rudely awakened by a phone call where the caller started leaving a recorded message on our answering machine about the Forest Ranch community wanting to thank people.

Only three survivors left on Venture Island - Chico

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- Three of eight entrepreneurs got the go-ahead. Five said their goodbyes. It was the second-to-the-last night of Venture Island - Chico, a locally created process to encourage and train local entrepreneurs, with a twist: Survivorship.

Orland High School graduating class celebrates connections

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 04:49 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Graduation at Orland High School Thursday night illustrated connections — in the way it connected a field full of diverse people, and in the way it connected the past and the future.

Outlaws' Loop emerging as new staff ace

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

Whenever Derrick Loop's time with the Outlaws is up, the ability to handle pressure will be in his pedigree.

P V graduation: Thor's day thunderous for Vikings

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 04:46 AM CDT

It was difficult to decide who was more excited Thursday night, the graduating class of 2008 at Pleasant Valley High School, or the throngs of friends and family gathered to cheer them on.

Police report

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES May 29 — 700 block of Nord Avenue.

Ridge garden tour this weekend

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Six gardens will be featured Saturday and Sunday during the Paradise Garden Club's Garden Tour Experience.

Sidelines: Raider Nation tournament set

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

KHSL's third annual Raider Nation Golf Tournament will be held June 23 at Sevillano Links as a benefit for Valley Oak Children's Services.

Sow There: Hangin' around with herbs

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Many of us who are gardeners have browsed through those frou-frou garden books and magazines and viewed photos of herb harvesting.

State approves ridge water project

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

PARADISE -- After a decade of planning, Del Oro Water Co.'s efforts to enhance water supplies on the ridge has been given a green light.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: California's 'License Free Fishing Day' is Saturday

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Saturday is the first of California's two "License Free Fishing Days," when the Department of Fish and Game will waive the license requirement for citizens age 16 and older.

Watch your belongings in upper park

Posted: 06 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

CHICO -- As summer weather increases the number of visitors to Bidwell Park, police expect the number of car burglaries to increase as well.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

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Adviser says Clinton to end campaign

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 07:34 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to end her historic presidential campaign while leaving her options open to retain her delegates and promote her issue agenda, a campaign official says.

Art briefs: Walking tour of art benches, pedestal seats; Photography exhibit at Monk's Wine Lounge

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 05:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- The city of Chico is sponsoring a Walking Tour and Meet-the-Artists for the Downtown Art Benches Project which will take place in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Walk at 4-6 p.

Art feature: Mono prints and more displayed at James Snidle Fine Arts

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 06:00 PM CDT

CHICO -- James Snidle Fine Arts' current exhibition features mono prints and various artistic pieces created by 13 artists who are participating in Chico State University's mono print workshop this spring.

Art feature: Prize-winning Chico artist beautifies fire station with mural

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 06:00 PM CDT

CHICO -- Look twice -- a new mural graces what was formerly bland gray concrete. Visitors and interested passersby can view Chico artist Roy Steves in action for just a few more days, completing his mural on Chico Fire Station No.

Biblio File: Willows writer: Rekindling the awe, revisiting memories

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 05:59 PM CDT

Daniel Thomas and his wife live near Willows on land they call "The Ten." Those acres formed the center of the earlier "Essays from The Ten.

Bidwell Mansion to offer kid-friendly programs

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO -- Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is offering summer programs designed especially for school-aged children.

Butte College conference stresses sustainability

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY -- With the backdrop of Butte College's wildlife refuge, sustainable buildings on the campus and more under construction, the college is hosting a three-day sustainability conference to share ideas and collaborate about the future.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: June 5, 2008

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 05:59 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.

CHECK IT OUT: Libraries offer many eyes and ears to read

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

One of the many ways Butte County Library makes sure it serves all the people of Butte County is to accommodate those who are blind and vision-impaired.

Cal Water granted temporary rate increase

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO -- An administrative law judge has granted a temporary rate increase to the California Water Service Co.

Chester homicides plea postponed

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

QUINCY — Court proceedings against a 19-year-old Chester man suspected in the double homicide that rocked the communities of Chester and Willows in May were postponed for the second time Wednesday.

Cover story: 'Jesus Christ Superstar' shines bright at Chico Cabaret

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 06:00 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Jesus Christ Superstar," a two-act rock opera, put another star in Chico Cabaret's season at its opening last week.

Daily Planner: June 5

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: June 6

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Events ORLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND GALLERY: 3-7 p.m. 1016 South St. Artist's reception 5-7 p.m. Artist Ellen Heise's work through June 14.

Easing back: A road to recovery begins at home with family, friends

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Ashley Vosburg came home to a house full of friends and family Wednesday, almost two weeks after she traveled to San Francisco by helicopter, the victim of a broken back.

Editorial: Arrest should stir change in Oroville

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Oroville Police Chief Kirk Trostle says he was trying to be patient with cyclists and skateboarders as they tried to turn the downtown sidewalks into their own stunt park.

Fire union in informal discussions with city

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico firefighters union president Bill Hack said Wednesday the union is working with the city to see what firefighters can do to help the city out with its budget difficulties.

Flames destroy unoccupied mobile home in Cohasset

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

COHASSET -- An unoccupied mobile home was destroyed by flames early Wednesday morning in a fire ruled to be intentionally set.

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'Sex and the City: The Movie' doesn't disappoint most fans

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 06:00 PM CDT

"Sex and the City: The Movie" is a return of the HBO series about four women in search of love in New York City.

Herger's Democratic rival remains uncertain

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

It may be a while before Congressman Wally Herger knows who his Democratic rival will be in the Nov. 4 election.

Leland Gordon column: Dirt track race elicits odd scenarios

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Think of it as if Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson and Frank Thomas went back to play one game of Little League baseball.

Letter: CUSD appreciates support

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

On behalf of the staff and students of Chico Unified School District, I would like to thank Bob Linscheid and the Chico Outlaws organization, players and coaches for donating the presale proceeds of Wednesday's exhibition game to benefit the

Letter: Community provides safe graduation

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

On May 3, over 200 Chico High seniors auctioned off birdhouses, benches and more during the eighth annual birdhouse fundraiser.

Letter: County spending a pattern

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Where is all of our county money going? Schools are closing, when the Chico Unified School District has $100 million from which to operate.

Local briefs

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Families to graduate Friday from the Esplanade House CHICO -- Families who have completed Phase I of a rehabilitation program through the Esplanade House will mark the occasion with graduation ceremonies Friday at Our Divine Savior Catholic

Mulholland remains an uncommitted superdelegate

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO -- As a number of Democratic superdelegates came out for Barack Obama this week, local politico Bob Mulholland maintained neutrality.

Music Preview: The Devil Makes Three to play at Chico Women's Club

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 06:00 PM CDT

CHICO --The Devil Makes Three will perform Friday at the Chico Women's Club. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show, which is presented by North Valley Productions, begins at 9 p.

Music review: Full Force Hip-Hop & Jazz Co.showcase spans sweet to spicy

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 06:00 PM CDT

CHICO -- Rapper Snoop Dogg believes, "Hip-hop is what makes the world go round." Well, it may not make the world spin but in the lives of nearly 100 kids, it was at the center of their world last Friday night.

North State Voices: Yankee Hill farm wedding brings magic

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

We thought May would be the perfect month. Average high, 80 degrees. Average rainfall, less than one inch.

Orland man goes on trial in stabbing death

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Orland farm worker went on trial Wednesday in the brutal stabbing death last year of a young woman at an orchard in neighboring Butte County.

Outlaws Notebook: Loud outs not discouraging Garrison

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Casey Garrison's .266 batting average for the current homestand entering Wednesday's series finale against the Orange County Flyers certainly wasn't lousy, but it doesn't accurately measure how hard he has been hitting the ball in

Preview: Prize-winning Chico artist beautifies fire station with mural

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 06:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- Look twice -- a new mural graces what was formerly bland gray concrete. Visitors and interested passersby can view Chico artist Roy Steves in action for just a few more days, completing his mural on Chico Fire Station No.

Pride of Fair View graduates in jam-packed ceremony

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 03:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Pride packed the house Wednesday when Fair View High School held its graduation ceremony at the Chico Masonic Family Center.

School time

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Honors Ponderosa School first-grader Jack Tichava won the Ponderosa Tigers' Golf Tournament logo contest, with a drawing of a golfing tiger.

Theater briefs: Fresh Ink Festival at Blue Room Theatre in Chico; Creative Arts Centre show Saturday in Oroville

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 05:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- The annual Fresh Ink Festival of New Works is taking place at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays June 5-14 at the Blue Room Theatre.

Theater review: Birdcage's 'Light Up the Sky' a slam-bang backstage comedy

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 06:00 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- When Moss Hart wrote his three-act play, "Light Up the Sky," in 1948, he captured the behind-the-scenes problems and warped personalities of actors and producers.

Things, themes don't change for struggling Outlaws

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Two of the more forceful displays of retaliation during the current Outlaws slump came Wednesday night when Jesse Kovacs swarmed in on a pitch for a well-hit double and Lino Garcia banged a fastball square over the Outback Steakhouse

Threshing bee is this weekend at Patrick Ranch

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Far West Heritage Association will present a series of events Friday, Saturday and Sunday that celebrate the agricultural heritage found at the historic Patrick Ranch, between Chico and Durham on the Midway.

Time draws near for Dream Home drawing

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — In a matter of days, someone will become the new owner of the 2008 St. Jude Dream Home, a $400,000 house finished in April by Aspire Homes in the McKinney Ranch subdivision.

West Nile virus detected in Butte County

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO -- West Nile virus has been detected in Butte County for the first time this year, health officials said Wednesday.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 02:09 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, June 04, 2008

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11 p.m.: Top supervisor candidates maintain strong leads

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 12:58 AM CDT

CHICO — With three-quarters of precincts reporting, results released by the Butte County Registrar of Voters show a clear separation between the candidates for three supervisor seats.

AP tally: Obama clinches Democratic nomination

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 10:08 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination today, becoming the first black candidate to lead a major party into a campaign for the White House.

American flags will keep flying

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

CHICO — It was the second time in his life he'd fought to see Old Glory flying. Some 57 years ago, Lt.

Bauhs CCAA's top male athlete again

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:00 AM CDT

CHICO — Sure, it's his second and yes, it probably does pale in comparison to his newly acquired NCAA Division II track athlete of the year award.

Calif. turnout appears low as voters consider primary races

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 12:28 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians voted overwhelmingly today to safeguard most homeowners against government property seizures, while candidates sought party nominations for dozens of U.

Clinton: no decision on what next

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 09:37 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will consult with party leaders and supporters to determine her next steps now that Barack Obama has enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination.

Community Roundup: Rice make Granite Bay trip nice with pair of wins

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 02:59 AM CDT

The Chico Rice won a doubleheader against the Vipers in Granite Bay, 6-4 and 16-6. Kyle Twisselman had a single, a home run and two RBIs on the day, Pac Moxon had two singles and two doubles, Cole Matlock had two doubles, Michael Sanderson had a

Council allocates funds to three events

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

CHICO -- Repeatedly stressing a desire to increase tourism revenue, the Chico City Council on Tuesday voted to fund three different events previously recommended to be cut.

DNA fingers suspect in nine-year-old rape, abduction case

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Nine years after an Oroville woman was allegedly abducted, raped and nearly suffocated, DNA evidence has identified a Gridley man as the suspect.

DNA points to suspect in 9-year-old rape, abduction case

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 02:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Nine years after an Oroville woman was allegedly abducted, raped and nearly suffocated, DNA evidence has identified a Gridley man as the suspect.

Daily Planner: June 4

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:02 AM CDT

Events NORTH VALLEY PLAZA MALL FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-noon, Pillsbury Road, adjacent to Mervyn's. Through Oct.

Daily Planner: June 5

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:02 AM CDT

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

Editorial: Voters can strike back on robocalls

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 04:29 AM CDT

The election is over, and the best of many benefits is that we won't receive anymore recorded campaign messages on the telephone during dinner or while we're trying to sleep.

Fire destroys Palermo building

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

PALERMO -- A fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in Palermo destroyed a building, but firefighters were able to save $500,000 in property through their aggressive attack on the flames.

GM to close 4 plants, focus on small cars

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 11:40 PM CDT

WILMINGTON, Del. -- General Motors Corp. officially blew up its old business model Tuesday, closing four pickup truck and sport utility vehicle factories, announcing a new small car that could get 45 miles per gallon and shedding 8,350 jobs in the

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Norman Harold Maxwell The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Norman Harold Maxwell for felony possession of stolen property and two counts of felony probation

Gun owners group sets fundraising dinner

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Gun Owners of California will conduct a fundraising dinner June 25 at the Southside Community Center, 2599 Lower Wyandotte Road, in Oroville.

Incumbent Butte supervisors re-elected

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 04:25 AM CDT

Two incumbent Butte County supervisors appeared to have been re-elected Tuesday, and a former Paradise mayor captured the open third seat on the ballot.

Letters: From third-fourth-graders

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:02 AM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are some letters to the editor written by Holly Brown's combined third- and fourth-grade class at Hooker Oak Elementary School in Chico after studying the rainforest and trees.

Logue prevails in bitterly contested Assembly race

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 04:27 AM CDT

Dan Logue on Tuesday beat out bitter rival Sue Horne for the Republican nomination for the District 3 Assembly seat.

Marked-up birds become sexier, exude testosterone

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 11:39 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- A little strategically placed makeup quickly turns the wimpiest of male barn swallows into chick magnets, amping up their testosterone and even trimming their weight, new research shows.

McClintock to face Brown; Herger rival uncertain

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 04:28 AM CDT

In a bitter campaign for an open north state congressional seat largely between a current state senator and a former congressman, it appeared the senator came out on top in Tuesday's election.

Missing Orland man found

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

Family members said Jorge Islas Mendez, 30, was despondent over a leg injury that made walking difficult.

Newfound offensive prowess powers Nuts' hot start

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:00 AM CDT

CHICO — With the hitters in their prolific lineup, there is something almost ironic about watching the Chico Nuts practice.

Obama seals nomination: "This is our moment"

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 11:50 PM CDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Cheered by a roaring crowd, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois laid claim to the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, taking a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation's first black president.

Obama seals nomination: 'This is our moment'

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 09:53 PM CDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Before a crowd of cheering thousands, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois laid claim to the Democratic presidential nomination tonight, taking a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation's first

Outlaws Notebook: Valdez's return anticipated

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 02:59 AM CDT

CHICO — Jose Valdez may return tonight after a two-game absence, which would be news the Outlaws would welcome and the Orange County Flyers could do without.

Outlaws can't fight off the flow

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:00 AM CDT

CHICO — They are in the midst of a dark period, but the Outlaws are also the Golden Baseball League's defending champions.

Police union agrees to raise reductions

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 02:12 PM CDT

CHICO — Police union representatives said today the group will take a reduction in cost-of-living increases and hopes other city unions follow.

Police union agrees to smaller raises

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police union representatives said Tuesday the group will take a reduction in cost-of-living increases, and hope other city unions follow.

Quiet day for poll workers: Election turnout extremely light

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 04:25 AM CDT

Butte County poll workers sat through a quiet election day, as few voters trickled in between 7 a.m. and 8 p.

Sidelines: Ringer receives national award

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 02:59 AM CDT

Chico State third baseman Bret Ringer was one of nine players to earn 2008 Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove Team honors.

Soeth unseats Amaro for Glenn County District 3: Viegas wins District 1; District 5 ends in runoff

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 04:27 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The race for seats on the Glenn County Board of Supervisors narrowed Tuesday as Steve Soeth unseated John Amaro for District 3.

Trial under way in Whiskey Flat camp site slaying

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 03:01 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Testimony got under way Tuesday in the trial of a Paradise man accused of fatally shooting one of the people he suspected of burglarizing his home the previous night of guns, money and medical marijuana.

Twede captures Glenn judge seat

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 04:28 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Longtime attorney and Court Commissioner Peter Billiou Twede was victorious Tuesday in his bid to replace retiring Judge Angus Saint-Evens in Glenn County Superior Court.

Voters turn down Willows school bond measure

Posted: 04 Jun 2008 04:28 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Although some absentee ballots remained to be counted and votes were close, it appears the Willows school bond Measure L failed to get enough votes to pass.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

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City employees nearing agreement on pay-increase caps

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — City Manager Dave Burkland said he feels comfortable the city will be successful in getting employees to agree to scale back cost-of-living increases.

Daily Planner: June 3

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET, PARADISE: 7:30 a.m.-noon. Paradise Alliance Church Parking lot, 6491 Clark Road.

Daily Planner: June 4

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Events NORTH VALLEY PLAZA MALL FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-noon, Pillsbury Road, adjacent to Mervyn's. Through Oct.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Collins scores eagle three at Mt. Shasta Resort

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Scoring an eagle three on a par 5 isn't all that significant, however, if you happen to get two strokes on the hole, and you knock in your 100-yard approach shot, you get a net one.

Editorial: All votes count in low turnout

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

We understand that it's difficult to work up much enthusiasm for today's very limited primary election.

Editorial; The E-R recommends ...

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Butte County Supervisor, District 1: Incumbent Bill Connelly is a man who clearly loves his job. He does his homework and can speak knowledgeably about almost any issue.

Elk Creek jolted by death of 2006 graduate

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:39 AM CDT

ELK CREEK — Residents of the tight-knit town of Elk Creek were grieving Monday at the loss of 2006 graduate Scott Vincent Callahan, who died Sunday in a single-vehicle accident near an area called Rockville, north of Stonyford.

Home runs can't erase Chico errors in loss to Flyers

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Outwardly at least, Outlaws players have been effective at keeping their composure, giving all the quotes in the clubhouse about patience being important and not showing glaring signs of disappointment despite their ragged start to the

InnerView: Marty Morrison's camp shows kids art, sports, nature

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — Marty Morrison loves the outdoors — especially her property in the mountains just outside Chico.

Letter: Majority doesn't rule the minority

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Disproportionately emotional objections to same-sex marriage suggest religious and homophobic motivations.

Letter: Medical care lacking for veterans

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

This being Memorial Day (as I write this) and myself being a war veteran, I thought it best to warn veterans about the lousy medical service being given out by VA medical clinics.

Letter: Mutter's Day a success

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

The staff and volunteers (and animals!) of Butte Humane Society were joined by many exhibitors, vendors and fellow animal welfare groups on May 10 for a most successful Mutter's Day in the Park.

Letter: School programs deserve support

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

There are programs in the schools that are being considered for cuts, such as sports and music, etc. There are programs that help students prepare for the real world.

Local Briefs

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Paradise farmers market opens PARADISE — The seasonal Paradise Tuesday Farmers Market will start today and will be open every Tuesday morning from 7:30 a.

Lukewarm election turnout expected

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Clerk-recorders from Butte and Glenn counties are hoping voters take time out today to weigh in on local races.

Officer's conduct at issue again

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For the second time this year, a judge has ordered Paradise police to disclose information from an officer's personnel file to an arrested man alleging the use of excessive force.

Outlaws Notebook: Lack of available relievers causing trouble for Chico

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — There have been those problems in the Chico Outlaws' bullpen that have shown up statistically here in the early stages of the season, namely the fact that four of the team's first six losses had been tagged to relief pitchers.

Sidelines: PV Basketball Camp scheduled

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley Basketball Camp will be held at Pleasant Valley High on June 23-26 from 1-4 p.m. each day.

Superintendent denies recall allegations

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:41 AM CDT

WILLOWS — It was called a "press conference," but Glenn County Superintendent of Schools Arturo Barrera did not answer questions about a recall notice he received last Friday.

Three Chicoans being considered for heroism award

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Two people who helped rescue a driver from his overturned fuel tanker truck, and a third who rescued a woman from a car fire, have been placed in nomination for prestigious Carnegie medals for heroism.

Wednesday meeting to address barking dogs

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 12:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Wednesday evening the public can offer their comments about barking dogs and the number of cats a person can have.

Monday, June 02, 2008

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Armada rally, beat Outlaws

Posted: 02 Jun 2008 12:30 AM CDT

CHICO — Power is now developing into a nice component of the Chico Outlaws' offense. In the bullpen, where that sense of force is needed more, it's yet to be found.

Blog Log

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

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

Borrayo's three RBIs help Nuts win

Posted: 02 Jun 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Joe Borrayo went 2-for-2 with three RBIs to lead the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team in a 16-6, five-inning win over the North Valleys Padres on Sunday at Doryland Field.

City close to getting grant for trail rehab

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

CHICO — With recent approval from the state, the city of Chico is close to getting a grant that will help it restore a well-used upper Bidwell Park trail.

City getting down to specifics on budget cuts

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

CHICO -- With the level of cuts to every city department set, city leaders are taking their budget plans from the theoretical to the concrete.

Community unites in canyon

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

Eating and gold panning were popular in Butte Creek Canyon Sunday during the 43rd annual pancake feed and 40th annual '49er Day Faire.

Daily Planner: June 2

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

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

Daily Planner: June 3

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET, PARADISE: 7:30 a.m.-noon. Paradise Alliance Church Parking lot, 6491 Clark Road.

Eight suffocate during soccer match

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

MONROVIA, Liberia -- At least eight people suffocated at an overcrowded stadium during a soccer match between Liberia and Gambia on Sunday, a doctor and an aid worker said.

Elk Creek man dies in crash

Posted: 02 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

STONYFORD -- A man was found dead Sunday on County Road 303 after he apparently lost control of his truck and hit a tree.

Elk Creek resident found dead in his truck

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 05:27 PM CDT

STONYFORD — A man was found dead Sunday on County Road 303 after he apparently lost control of his truck and hit a tree.

Fire at Universal Studios destroys sets, videos

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

UNIVERSAL CITY -- One of Hollywood's largest movie studios starred in a disastrous sequel Sunday as a fire ripped through a lot at Universal Studios, destroying a set from "Back to the Future," a King Kong exhibit and a streetscape seen frequently

Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent dies at 71

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

PARIS -- Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent, who reworked the rules of fashion by putting women into elegant pantsuits that came to define how modern women dressed, died Sunday evening, a longtime friend and associate said.

Letter: Bring justice to Bush administration

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

It is interesting that George W. Bush spoke at Arlington to honor war heroes who "died in defense of our liberty" and called for a minute's silence at 3 p.

Letter: Legislators don't deserve a pay raise

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

Our governor has requested that our elected officials forgo a raise in their $116,208 salaries when the state is running a deficit.

Letter: Legislature must learn to spend wisely

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

I find myself frustrated with the state budget. Our state legislators, during good budgetary times, have created systems of continued expenses that negatively impact our communities during lean budget times.

Letter: Rapists sentence should be appealed

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

Lawrence Wright's sentencing for rape by Judge Sandra McLean is an insult to the judicial system. Using lack of priors and required treatment as reason for the lenient sentence, McLean disregarded recommendations of the Butte County District

News of Our Past

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Enloe's open-heart era begins with 4 patients' Four open heart operations have been performed at Enloe Hospital since it received its final license approval from the

Outlaws Notebook: Silverman emerging as valuable producer

Posted: 02 Jun 2008 12:30 AM CDT

CHICO — If Bryan Silverman's offensive emergence was what put him in the Outlaws' starting lineup on consecutive days for the first time this season, then it will be up to his defense to keep him around.

South prevails in Busch Classic

Posted: 02 Jun 2008 12:30 AM CDT

CHICO — They played hard, and save for one semi-tense confrontation, they played amicably Sunday at Doryland Field in the sixth annual Bob Busch Classic All-Star Game, presented by the Chico Breakfast Lions.

Students wriggle, dance, walk, run to stay healthy

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 11:21 PM CDT

PARADISE -- More than 500 students took to the field Thursday afternoon and walked, ran, wriggled and danced their way around the track at Ponderosa School, moving to the sounds of loud music.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

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Ability First Camp doesn't happen without helping hands

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — By now, permission slips are getting signed, outfits for the big dance are under consideration and bags are getting packed for the 22nd annual Ability First Sport Camp to take place June 15-21 at Chico State University.

All About Us: Wedding questions shape marriage expectations

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

The bride's dress gleamed white against the lush green garden backdrop as she headed up the hill to join her groom.

Beyond

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

PORTOLA — Train rides are now being offered by the Western Pacific Railroad Museum here. Visitors can enjoy rides around the museum's tracks aboard historic railroad equipment from 11 a.

Caring adults, take a bow

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Summer's almost here, as the three school-age children in my house reminded me, oh, roughly 1,238 times this week.

Ceremonies help us remember why we have Memorial Day

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

This past Monday, in my role as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, I found myself in two different cemeteries covering Memorial Day observances, and the experience left me humble and grateful.

Daily Planner: June 1

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 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: June 2

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 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.

Downs comes up with MVP, North stomps South in all-star game

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO —From the circle and at the plate, Brook Downs finished what Nikki Feuerbach started. Downs pitched five innings of three-hit, shutout relief and drove in the go-ahead run before the North opened up the third annual Chico Breakfast

Editorial: Proposal for bus shelters can work

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Back in February, a vandal shattered the glass pane of a bus stop shelter on East Avenue. More than three months later, the shelter's glass still has not been replaced.

Kids fish for the big one

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Children cast their lines all morning to catch catfish during the annual Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs event in Chico and Oroville.

Letter: Columnist misses the big picture

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Sad is the only word to describe columnist Erica McLane's slap in the face of veterans, particularly Vietnam veterans.

Letter: Courts show uncommon sense

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Beware of common sense. It gets invoked most often when a person wants to ridicule the beliefs and values of others.

Letter: Cultivate that land

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

I am a poultry farmer. I raise hens and sell eggs for a living. A lot of folks do not realize just how far-reaching the latest oil crisis truly will prove to be.

Letter: How Republicans can cut spending

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

To that guy who calls the paper to complain about the latest outrage committed by "the liberals," here are a few places where we can stop spending your precious tax money: 1.

Letter: Judge's sentences don't add up

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

It looks like another Butte County criminal has been charged as the adult he is and sentenced as such.

Letter: Judges got marriage ruling right

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Somebody lamented the same-sex marriage court decision by declaring the majority of people don't want it.

Letter: Judicial review prevents tyranny

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

One of the indispensable ideas in the Constitution is the power of judicial review, to be exercised by the court system, headed by the Supreme Court.

Lions hand out savings bonds to eighth-grade essay winners

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

PARADISE — Four ridge students were awarded $100 savings bonds for their essays, "What the flag means to me," by Paradise Host Lions Club during the club's annual flag program.

Local briefs or June 1

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Bangor school gets state repair grants OROVILLE— Bangor Elementary School was awarded over $146,000 for school repairs from the State Allocation Board Wednesday.

New Yo-Yo competition planned at City Plaza

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

CHICO — A local Yo-Yo competition is being put on by the local organizer of the national competition, which is held here every October.

Nuts suffer first two losses of season

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team dropped its first two losses of the season Saturday, falling to the Medford Mustangs 9-0 and 7-3 in a doubleheader at Doryland Field.

On your guard: Time to watch out for West Nile virus

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Even though there hasn't been a human case of West Nile virus in California yet this year, local health officials say it's time to start taking precautions against the disease, which can be deadly.

Options being shaped for Chico's future growth

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

CHICO — City planners are at work putting together different maps for Chico that will lay out the future of growth within the city.

Outlaws Notebook: Former Outlaws back for ring ceremony

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO — There are no road maps or how-to guides available in stores meant to steer pro baseball teams toward their goal of winning a league championship, so players that have such experience are often considered valuable resources.

Outlaws capture first win

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO — Julian Benavidez almost had the chance Saturday to take sole credit for snapping the Chico Outlaws' five-game losing streak to start the year all by himself.

People on the Street

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

What changes for you when the college students leave town? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico. Tara McRae Social worker, Chico Parking is nicer.

Road Work Roundup for June 1

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Sacramento INTERSTATE 5 — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Silver Dollar promoter makes Hall of Fame

Posted: 31 May 2008 05:17 PM CDT

For a man whose name is known nationwide in the gearhead world of sprint car racing, John Padjen maintains a pretty slow speed.

Smoke on the water

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

The P-111 driven by Bob Williams with rider Jack Bigelow successfully defended its title in the one-mile "Cracker Box" race Saturday afternoon.

Spotlight: Toddler suffers from 'super bug'

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Katrina Davis-Woodcox's 20-month-old daughter, Avery Woodcox, has been sick with a bacterial infection — a "super bug" — since November 2007.

Suspects in vehicle theft ring in custody

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:19 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Two people who Oroville police say are the main suspects in a vehicle theft ring, are in custody on parole violations.

Swingin' a deal: GBL pitcher traded for 10 bats

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:19 AM CDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. — An umpire teasingly calls him "Bat Man." His teammates consider it an embarrassment and a "slap in the face.

The Bookshelf: "The Chicken Of The Family"

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Henrietta is no dumb cluck, but could her older sisters be right when they claim that their parents got her at a poultry farm?

Venture Island - Chico: Down to the final three

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Thursday will be the last time all eight competitors for Venture Island - Chico will be on stage together.