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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Summer ends on a family note

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Well, school is back in so I guess that means summer is over. While we weren't able to do much of the outdoor stuff I had envisioned, we did have two memorable experiences toward the end of summer.

Bicycling to work can show what co-workers think about you

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

If you want to know what your co-workers think about you, ride your bike to work. Since I rejoined the two-wheeled set a few months back I have, on rare occasions, ridden my snazzy, red and white, one-speed, coaster-brake cruiser to work.

Books needed for Book in Common

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — A program that originally targeted Chico State University's in-coming freshmen is being expanded to draw in the whole community, encouraging everyone to read a single book and engage in conversations about it.

Caughey, Outlaws determine South's playoff picture

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Few ideas would sound more ridiculous locally than the Chico Outlaws getting up and moving out down to San Diego next season.

Daily Planner: August 31

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Event PANCAKE AND OMELET BREAKFAST: 8-11:30 a.m. Butte Meadows and Jonesville Community Association will cook breakfast and have a "mountain memories" yard sale.

Daily Planner: September 1

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Clubs DUPLICATE BRIDGE: 12:30 p.m. Two sessions; non-life masters, open to all. Native Daughters of the Golden West hall, 965 Salem St.

Disc golf foes feast on red herrings

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

I have no stake in disc golf. I have never played and will never play. It does not interest me. What does interest me is letter writer Josephine Guardino and others who are determined to paint disc golf in a bad light.

Flashbacks From Here and There: The black notebook

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Slouched down in my comfortable easy chair, legs outstretched languidly under the desk, I wasn't having much luck trying to dream up a column to send to the Chico Enterprise-Record offices seven miles away.

Law will require proper hypodermic needle disposal starting on Monday

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

It will be against the law in California to dispose of hypodermic needles — also known as sharps — in household trash and recycle bins starting Monday.

Letter: Buyer beware on cell phone contracts

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

For those of you that may not be aware of it, there is ongoing litigation in the works that your cell phone company is most likely fighting.

Letter: Criminals left unpunished

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Judging by the low attendance at the Aug. 19 Chico City Council meeting on the impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney, I've come to accept that my views are in the minority in this community on this subject.

Letter: Profits put your health in danger

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Now that most medical data is electronically recorded, companies like IMS Health Inc. and Verispan are making a very healthy profit by selling our prescription and even pathology data to drug companies and insurance giants who pay millions for the

Letter: Restoration necessary in upper park

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

The Sierra Club's position on upper Bidwell Park, adopted last year, reads: "We believe that upper park should be kept as wild as possible, with the exception that the public should have access to upper park through well-maintained and signed trails.

Local Roundup: Jackson dominant in Biggs' rout

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Billy Jackson had 114 rushing yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and also returned an interception 70 yards for a score, leading the Biggs High football team to a win in the Wolverines' season opener against North Tahoe, 48-16 Saturday in Tahoe

Man shot in foot expected to be charged with assault with firearm

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — A 20-year-old man was shot in the foot Friday night in what the Chico Police Department called a gang-related incident.

Mobile home catches fire

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Cal Fire-Butte County firefighters Nick Batista (left) and Jesse Eandergiff put out a blaze in a single-wide mobile home that caught fire on Highway 99 across from Meridian Road Saturday.

New Orleans orders mandatory evacuation

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents were ordered to flee an only partially rebuilt New Orleans Sunday as another monster storm bore down on Louisiana nearly three years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wiped out entire swaths of the city.

New faces jump into politics

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

It was Family Night at the City Council Chambers. A burly man with a shaved head, a gentle voice and an infant in his arms stood behind the microphone and nervously addressed a full house.

Republicans offer alternative state budget plan

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Saturday answered Democrats' challenge to produce their own plan to solve the overdue state budget, relying on deep cuts and borrowing.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico COHASSET ROAD — A Cohasset Road widening project is under way south from the Chico Municipal Airport.

SB375: Bill may cost Chico

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — With hundreds of hours of planning, consultations and public hearings already behind them, local governments may need to rethink their plans for growth if a bill before the California legislature is enacted into law.

Self-proclaimed experts have it wrong

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Apparently the scientific community should start asking Alan Gair and SWAT (Safety Without Added Toxins) for direction and clarification in their studies.

Simply Golden: Vipers, Cracker Cats among the mavericks in Canada's cause

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

A Golden Baseball League summer that started with the Canadian addition to the party heading the marquee is coming to an end, and still heading the marquee is the Canadian addition to the party.

The Bookshelf: "Wave"

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

A day at the beach makes for a delightful wordless picture book in Wave by Suzy Lee. The simple illustrations, done in charcoal and acrylics, tell the story of a curious little girl spending a day at the seaside.

Time's up! Last call for contributing columnists

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

People who have been on the fence about submitting some sample columns to be considered for the next year's worth of All About Us columns will have one more chance to get their entries in.

Two stabbed during fight at party Saturday

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Two people were stabbed during a fight at a party on the 600 block of West Fourth Street Saturday at about 3 a.

Wahl convention bound

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Chico — Chico City Councilor Larry Wahl will be a guest at the Republican National Convention this week for his work on John McCain's presidential election campaign.

Youth vote

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Teens ages 13 through 17 were given a chance to cast mock votes on election year issues at a "polling place" in Chico Mall Saturday.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

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Caughey has chance to strengthen bid

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Trevor Caughey gets one last chance tonight to keep decorating his Golden Baseball League Pitcher of the Year resume.

Closing arguments in Normal St. Bar slaying leaves case in jury's hands

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County jury has begun deliberations in the case of a mentally-impaired Chico State University student, charged with killing a man outside a Chico bar three years ago.

Daily Planner: August 30

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: August 31

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Event PANCAKE AND OMELET BREAKFAST: 8-11:30 a.m. Butte Meadows and Jonesville Community Association will cook breakfast and have a "mountain memories" yard sale.

Dog, five puppies die in Paradise house fire

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE -- A female dog and her five puppies were found dead Friday inside a Pentz Road home heavily damaged by flames Thursday night.

Experts: Planning ahead makes sense

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Senior citizens are often frightened at the prospect of going to a skilled nursing facility.

Fire off Helltown Road burns brush, three vehicles

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CENTERVILLE -- A fire off Helltown Road in Butte Creek canyon burned about an acre of brush and three vehicles Friday afternoon.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Chico services today: Almond Blossom Fellowship/Kingdom Dynamics Ministry Center, 2540 Zanella Way, Suite 20: "Finding Your Place in the Kingdom," from Pastors Robin and Tina Henson; 9 a.

Local Roundup: Garrity throws three TDs as Trojans roll

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

C.J. Garrity threw for 251 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions on 10-of-21 passing as the Durham High football team defeated Williams 28-14 on the road Friday in their season opener.

Local briefs

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Man Tased during chase by Chico State University police CHICO — A man Chico State University Police were seeking Thursday for allegedly threatening officers, ran when he was spotted on Legion Avenue Friday.

McCain taps Alaska governor for VP

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Republican John McCain introduced first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate Friday, a stunning selection of a little-known conservative newcomer who relishes fighting the establishment.

McCain taps Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, for VP

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:12 PM CDT

DAYTON, Ohio — John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a conservative who shares his maverick streak, as his vice presidential running mate today in a startling selection on the eve of the Republican National Convention.

Natural Wonders: Coal may become a clean source of energy

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

In a time when there is a desperate quest to find energy sources, eyes are again being cast toward the underground deposits of coal, according to an article from Associated Press.

Outlaws wait to make win great

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:45 AM CDT

CHICO — Fashionably late was the theme, not just the well-known cliche, at Nettleton Stadium on Friday night.

Police arrest two suspects in Oroville burglary

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 01:06 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Two suspects have been arrested in an alleged four-county burglary ring, with police still searching for a third suspect today who could be injured.

Police arrest two suspects in burglary ring

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Two members of an alleged four-county burglary ring were arrested Friday morning, with police still searching for a third suspect who could be injured after jumping about 40 feet of the top of the Feather River Cinemas, according to

Religious Briefs

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

New leader for local church CHICO — The Rev. Duchess Dale will serve as the new spiritual leader at the Spiritual Enrichment Center, Church of Religious Science, starting Monday.

Sarah Palin's parents surprised by VP nomination

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 11:17 AM CDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — If not for flooding at a remote creek, Chuck and Sally Heath might have found out by radio that their daughter, Alaska Gov.

School's audit shows evidence of fraud

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — A recently published audit of Oak Hills Charter School, a Gridley school that was closed last October, outlines evidence of violations that could lead to civil or criminal charges.

Senior Planner

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Christensen gets named captain

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Former Paradise High and Butte College volleyball standout Dolores Christensen was elected captain of the Southern Oregon University volleyball team.

Friday, August 29, 2008

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8:30 a.m. update: Highway 99 reopened after major wreck

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 10:29 AM CDT

Highway 99 was reopened at about 8:20 a.m. today, after a four-vehicle collision on Highway 99 at the Butte-Tehama county line.

Absurdly hot temperatures: Red Flag warning posted

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 10:17 AM CDT

Temperatures that could hit 109 degrees are expected in Chico today, as a Red Flag warning has been posted in the face of an extreme fire danger.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Ramishi Joshua Grooms The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Ramishi Joshua Grooms for a warrant charging him with failing to appear, violation of probation and

City Council candidates face off for first time

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- The three City Council incumbents faced their five opponents for the first time Thursday, spelling out on their goals for the city's future.

Correction

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Converter boxes for digital television do not replace antennas, as stated in an editorial Saturday. Rather, they allow antennas to work with the new digital signals.

Daily Planner: August 29

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER, CHICO STATE: 3-5 p.m. Trinity Hall, 100. Religious studies professor Andrew Flescher will discuss an upcoming "Passage to Peru" trip.

Driver pleads no contest for collision causing death of Chico caterer

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 07:12 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The man who was allegedly involved in a Highway 99 collision that killed a popular Chico caterer entered a surprise, no-contest plea this week.

Driver pleads no contest in crash that killed caterer

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An accused wrong-way driver involved in a head-on crash Aug. 6 on Highway 99 that claimed the life of a popular Chico caterer, pled no contest this week to felony vehicular manslaughter charges.

Editorial: Poor economy could get worse

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:38 AM CDT

McMahan's Furniture is closing. So is Linens 'n Things. Dan Gamel is gone. Mervyn's has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Enloe's new parking garage opens today

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- Early this morning — at 4 a.m., to be exact — Enloe Medical Center planned to open its parking structure.

Former Wildcat Carpenter makes Phillies

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Andrew Carpenter, who spent his freshman season with the Chico State baseball program in 2004, took the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies and pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday against the New York Mets.

Fourth lead is a charm for Outlaws

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 04:42 PM CDT

Matt Ceriani blasted two home runs, including a three-run drive in the ninth inning, and the Chico Outlaws beat the Yuma Scorpions 11-7 Wednesday night at Stark Field in El Centro.

House fire closes Pentz Road late Thursday

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE — A portion of Pentz Road was closed to traffic late Thursday night as Paradise firefighters fought a house fire at 7212 Elysee Drive, a small road off of Pentz Road just down from its intersection with Skyway.

Letter: Mosquito fogging isn't safe

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Butte County's "mosquito eradicators" put themselves in a no-win situation by refusing to notify the public before they fog us and making unfounded, illegal claims as to the "safeness" of the pesticides they use.

Letter: Professor has no need to be alarmed

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:38 AM CDT

AnAssociated Press story published Aug. 22 describesthe concern of an unidentified university professor who has spotted a crack in Greenland's Petermann glacier.

Letter: Serious action deserved serious sentence

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:38 AM CDT

The E-R editorial on mosquito fogging is based on minimal research of chemical products and scientific data.

Local Briefs

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Chico delegates vote for Clinton DENVER — Two delegates from Chico to the Democratic National Convention cast votes for Hillary Clinton to be the presidential nominee, before she called for an end to the roll call Wednesday.

Local Roundup: Orland High tennis team stays unbeaten

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Orland High girls tennis team remained unbeaten with a 9-0 win over Anderson on Thursday. The Trojans (3-0) did themselves one better after Wednesday's sweep of Willows, winning every set in a home sweep of the Cubs.

Major law enforcement presence planned for weekend

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — A major law enforcement presence is planned for downtown Chico, Sacramento River tubing spots and neighborhoods around Chico State University throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Man suffers major injuries from motorcycle crash near Magalia

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

MAGALIA — A South San Francisco man is at Enloe Medical Center in Chico in serious condition after he was thrown from his motorcycle Wednesday night on Jordan Hill Road.

Missing Magalia woman returns home

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

MAGALIA — A search for a missing woman who suffers from Alzheimer's concluded when she safely returned to her Magalia home about 3 p.

NHIC to close doors in Chico

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Today is the last day of operation for National Heritage Insurance Corp. in Chico, the large employer that processes Medicare claims.

Notre Dame's Olympics-style events are cold and wet

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- Third- and fourth-graders dumped cold water on each others' heads during a school event Thursday, and rather than reprimand them, the teachers egged them on.

Police Report

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Wildcat teams nationally ranked

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Chico State men's and women's cross country teams each garnered top-five national rankings in the U.

Sow there!: Slugs: Find 'em. Kill 'em. Eat 'em?

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:38 AM CDT

I really have it out for slugs and snails. I know there are folks out there who think killing them is barbaric, immoral, disgusting, etc.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Dove season opener slated for Monday

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Monday marks the opening day of dove hunting season in the western United States, traditionally one of the largest participation sporting events in the nation.

Suspect in beating, robbery and carjacking in custody

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A man wanted for allegedly beating, robbery and carjacking a woman west of Orland Sunday was captured Wednesday in Tehama County, and is now in the Glenn County Jail.

Three Chico schools have new principals

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- Students returning to school each year meet a lot of new people, including new students and teachers, but at three Chico schools this year they also met new principals.

UPDATE: Missing Magalia woman with Alzheimer's safely returns home

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 06:07 PM CDT

MAGALIA — A search for a missing woman who suffers from Alzheimer's concluded when she safely returned to her Magalia home.

Wildcats throttle Argos in opener

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State women's soccer coach Kim Sutton sure does like the new faces in her lineup.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

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Art briefs

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Art show features 'Wild, Wild horses' ORLAND -- The Orland Arts Commission presents an art show and sale featuring Mary Amicarella's "Faces, Flowers and Wild, Wild Horses.

Art feature: Two 'painting pals' show their work at Art Etc.

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- Lenn Goldmann and Waif Mullins are bringing their works together for a show between friends at Art, Etc.

Bates stops bleeding on No. 18, wins Classic

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Dana Bates' three-shot lead had evaporated quickly in the brutal summer sun at Table Mountain Golf Course on Wednesday, leaving the "Cougar Momma" to fight and claw for the Women's Pro-Am Golf Classic title at the par-5 18th hole.

Biblio File: Greg Mortenson climbs the 'inner mountain'

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) in Northern Pakistan "is one of the most daunting engineering projects humans have ever attempted.

Bob Linscheid steps down as Chico Outlaws president

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 11:36 AM CDT

CHICO — Bob Linscheid announced this morning that he is retiring from his position as president of the Chico Outlaws.

Briefs

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Willows takes bid to rebuild street WILLOWS — A contract approved Tuesday night by the Willows City Council means improvements Butte Street in Willows may get started by the end of September.

Butte College's first game warden class graduates

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:18 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The first graduating class of the Department of Fish and Game Warden Academy at Butte College celebrated its accomplishment at a ceremony Wednesday at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Aug. 28, 2008

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 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 highlight: Monotonix

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Monotonix will perform Sept. 4 at the Crux Artist Collective in Chico. The band features (left to right) drummer Haggai Fershtman, singer Ami Shalev and guitarist Yonatan Gat.

Calendar highlight: The Bob Aranguren Trio

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

The Bob Aranguren Trio, composed of Bob Aranguren on sax, Jack Lemley on bass and John Seid on keyboards, welcomes listeners to hear the members play their own special brand of on-beat jazz (and off-beat humor) from 7-9 p.

College Football Preview: Maehl emerging in Oregon offense

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:17 AM CDT

As arguably one of the greatest all-around athletes to ever come out of the Northern Section at Paradise High, Jeffrey Maehl was recruited by the University of Oregon football team to play defensive back.

College Football Preview: Rigsbee back to square one with Cal

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:16 AM CDT

When he played at Pleasant Valley High, Tyler Rigsbee was a SuperPrep Magazine All-America choice, a member of the publication's All-Far West team, rated a four-star recruit by Scout.

College Football Preview: Watts providing the power for Butte

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Last year's marquee name to watch on the Butte College football team, safety David Sims now at Oklahoma, was a surprise only because he started the season at running back and ended up an overwhelming defensive force.

Consumer Affairs warns of nonprofit scam circulating around area

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Local businesses and nonprofit organizations may be getting an official-looking form from the Annual Minutes Compliance Board in Los Angeles, asking for $125 payment.

Cool treat on a summer night

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Donna Kline (left) and Roxi Kolbuke of Oroville have sundaes Friday during the Stansbury Home Preservation Association's Ice Cream Social.

Correction for August 28

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

In a story on Sunday's Family page about the need for more big brothers, the phone number for Big Brothers Big Sisters was incorrect.

Cover story: 'Hair' lets the sunshine in at Chico Cabaret

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- "Hair," a rock musical about youthful rebellion, opened at the Chico Cabaret last week. When executive director Phil Ruttenburg, wearing his tie-dyed shirt and headgear, welcomed an overflowing audience, he flung his arms wide and yelled,

Daily Planner: August 28

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Last one of the year.

Daily Planner: August 29

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER, CHICO STATE: 3-5 p.m. Trinity Hall, 100. Religious studies professor Andrew Flescher will discuss an upcoming "Passage to Peru" trip.

Dance preview: Local dance event to benefit women around the world

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- An evening of dance and refreshments at 1078 Gallery will celebrate the commonality of dance as an expression that bridges cultures while benefiting women in war-torn countries around the world.

Dems choose Obama in thunderous acclamation

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 08:32 PM CDT

DENVER (AP) — Barack Obama stepped triumphantly into history tonight, the first black American to win a major party presidential nomination, as thousands of Democrats transformed their convention hall into a joyful, shouting celebration.

Dream of acting? Check out local fall auditions

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

About 400 years ago Shakespeare penned the famed line, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players &" in his romantic comedy "As You Like It.

Editorial: Let region chart its water future

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

While there's plenty to be concerned about in the latest effort to solve California's water problems, history suggests the concerns will be short-lived.

Entertainment Calendar for Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Thursday, Aug. 28 Music/Nightclubs BELL MEMORIAL UNION, Chico State University: MTV's "Rock the Vote," Syrus and Brooke Labarbera.

Evidence presentation complete in slaying trial

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:18 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Evidence has concluded in the Chico murder trial for William Thomas Schmitz, and the jury will begin deliberating the fate of the former Chico State University student on Friday, following closing summation by the lawyers.

Fire beside Highway 99 threatens businesses

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Flames that threatened three commercial buildings quickly blackened about 20 acres along a one-mile stretch of Highway 99 near Cana Highway Wednesday afternoon.

Fire beside Highway 99 threatens businesses north of Chico

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 09:14 PM CDT

CHICO — A fire along Highway 99 near Cana Highway quickly blackened about 20 acres of brush and threatened three commercial buildings this afternoon.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Death Race' a fun 'B' movie with big-name actors

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

"Death Race" stars Jason Statham in a remake of a Roger Corman film about a deadly race involving prisoners -- the winner of which can earn his freedom.

History in the making: Barack Obama first black presidential nominee

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

DENVER — When this campaign ends, after future presidents have come and gone, and when today's young people are grown old, history will remember Wednesday, Aug.

Jury will have to decide why, not who

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A year-old murder case should go to the jury sometime today, but the question that has to be answered is not who did it, but why.

Letter: Disc golf question is silly

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

I've been driving up highway 32 my whole life and I've never seen any part of this disc golf park from the road, just a few parked cars here and there.

Letter: Don't implicate Board of Education

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

I am responding to Kathy Boyle's July 18 letter. She stated: "The Glenn County Board of Education approved a settlement.

Letter: Give president a little respect

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 03:31 AM CDT

As quoted in your article Aug. 20, Jennifer Gerlings was reported to have said to the Chico City Council during their discussion of impeachment, "This is an easy thing for me as a regular ordinary citizen to know that what this man George Bush has done.

Letter: Let 18-year-olds drink alcohol legally

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

I disagree with your recent conclusory article wherein you opine that allowing 18-year-olds to legally drink is a bad idea.

Letter: Voters must like Herger

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Almost daily, I read a letter in the E-R about how terrible Wally Herger is and the accusation that he does not support his constituency.

Local Roundup: PV tennis opens season with win

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

With each winning singles play in straight sets, Melody Wu and Robin Kushner led the Pleasant Valley girls tennis team to a 6-3 road victory over Sutter on Wednesday.

Make A Difference Day is Oct. 25: Time to register projects online

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

CHICO — Imagine making a difference times a million. That's the goal of the annual Make A Difference Day, this year Oct.

Motorcycle rider hurt in Magalia crash

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 09:28 PM CDT

MAGALIA — A person riding a motorcycle or dirt bike crashed near the intersection of Coutolenc and Jordan Hill roads at 7 tonight.

Music preview: Pavlo brings Mediterranean music to State Theater

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The internationally renowned composer and guitarist, Pavlo, will light up the stage of the State Theater Wednesday as part of the Oroville Concert Association's annual performances' series.

Music review: KlezBillies serenade summer crowd at Terraces

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- The KlezBillies got off to a swinging start Aug. 23 at The Terraces Senior Living, as part of the center's free public "Music By the Lake" summer series.

NFL Preview: Ratliff trying to be his own New York high rise

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Meet Brett Ratliff. He's the other guy from Chico who has had the pleasure — or misfortune — of competing for playing time with Brett Favre.

North State Voices: Michigan trip a sentimental journey

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

I shared the busy years between ages 25 and 45 with friends in East Lansing as we went to grad school, married, divorced, remarried, had children, got jobs and promotions, struggled with balancing babies and work, agitated over children's schooling

Outlaws president Linscheid resigns

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Bob Linscheid announced Wednesday he is resigning as president of the Chico Outlaws, citing the need for more personal time as the primary reason for stepping down.

Pesticide discussion highlights opposing views

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 03:49 AM CDT

CHICO — Mosquito fogging — spraying pesticides to kill adult insects — gets opposing reactions from Paul Schramski and Matt Ball.

Pursuit on I-5 included assault on CHP officers

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

MAXWELL — An assault on a California Highway Patrol officer Wednesday prompted a high-speed chase south on Interstate 5 that ended with the arrest of a man who also rammed a CHP cruiser with his motorcycle, then crashed.

Rice growers gather to learn latest research

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

BIGGS — Rice farmers from around the state gathered in Biggs Wednesday for the annual Rice Field Day held at the Rice Experiment Station.

School Time for August 28

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Announcements Students pictures will be taken 8:30-11 a.m. today at Hamilton Union High School, in the cafeteria.

Study finds transportation biggest contributor to greenhouse gases

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO -- More than half of Chico's greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, a statistic almost twice the national average, a recent inventory found.

Theater briefs

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Fundraiser dinner at Chico Theater Company CHICO -- The Chico Theater Company will have its fifth annual fundraiser event with dinner and entertainment.

UPDATE: Man arrested in I-5 pursuit after assaulting two CHP officers

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 07:47 PM CDT

MAXWELL — An assault on a California Highway Patrol officer today led to a high-speed chase south on Interstate 5 that ended with the arrest of a male suspect who also rammed a CHP cruiser, then crashed the bike.

What you need to know about Butte Humane Society

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 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.

Wheelin' with Cops

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Chico police officer Jason Mellow and 12-year-old Ashley Holmes get ready to hit the trail Saturday during the fifth annual Wheelin' with Cops event at Butte Meadows.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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'Mr. Mip' in need of facelift: Aanestad wants to save state-subsidized insurance program

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Sam Aanestad hopes to save Mr. Mip. You might ask, "Who is Mr. Mip and why does he need help?

Bay Area woman unhurt in 120-mph crash

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A Bay Area woman led a California Highway Patrol officer on a game of stop-and-go on Interstate 5 Monday afternoon before crashing in the center divider at an estimated 120 mph.

Bogey-free round gives Bates three-shot lead

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Whatever Dana Bates ate for breakfast, her competition might want to think about trying it.

Burglars enter offices through doggie door

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Burglars cut through a fence and used a doggie door to enter the offices of Baker Trucking, on County Road 99W, sometime Monday night.

Community Roundup: Suns Blue take second at State

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

The Chico Suns Blue finished their season with a record of 58-9-2, sweeping the District 4 Championship and Area 1 Championship prior to the State tournament, where they were the runner-ups with a 3-2 record.

Corning man sentenced to more than 24 years for drug trafficking

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — A Corning man has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for drug trafficking and lying to a jury.

Corrections

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The name of the club that Nancy Medina advises at Chico Junior High School was misspelled in Tuesday's Enterprise-Record.

Daily Planner: August 28

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Last one of the year.

Disc golf issue still floating in air

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — With one approval in hand, disc golf in upper Bidwell Park still has more challenges ahead.

Doctors detail accused killer's health, mental state

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Doctors testified for the defense Tuesday that a Chico State University student suffered from psychiatric and behavioral problems, for which he was actively seeking help months before he allegedly killed a man during an argument

Editorial: City can seize an opportunity

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The immediate future of disc golf in Bidwell Park was decided at a meeting that started Monday night and ended Tuesday morning.

Fate of youth ridge group uncertain

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Paradise Town Council is considering transforming its Youth Council after its first three years.

Fogging slated in south county

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:20 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Spraying of pesticides to kill adult mosquitoes is planned this evening in the areas of Gridley, Honcut, Nelson and Richvale.

Girl, 15, reports sexual assaults

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Police are investigating allegations a 15-year-old Hamilton City high school student was drugged and sexually assaulted in Chico last weekend.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies. Richard Allen Johnson The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Richard Allen Johnson for felony grand theft.

Homeless man robbed in Lost Park

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 05:06 PM CDT

CHICO — A homeless man was shot during a robbery about 4 a.m. in the Lost Park area, behind Sierra Central Credit Union, north of East First Street.

Homeless man shot during robbery in 'Lost Park'

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Secluded "Lost Park," located along Big Chico Creek, between the Memorial Way Bridge and The Esplanade, was the scene of a shooting and robbery early Tuesday morning.

Letter: Fundraising can't save electives

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Last spring you wrote an editorial after the successful Outlaws baseball fundraiser for the Chico Unified School District sports programs.

Letter: Letter writer should remember

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Barry Johnson (letters, Aug. 16) had concerns about the union representing Enloe's service unit now in negotiations with Enloe's administration.

Letter: Obama monopolizes media's thoughts

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

If anyone was in doubt about the bias of the news media (AP, not E-R) it was very obvious in the Sunday, Aug.

Letter: Road project goes smoothly

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Kudos to Baldwin Contracting and anyone working with them on the Cohasset Road widening project near the Chico Municipal Airport.

Letter: Small school does well on state tests

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

In the Aug. 15 Enterprise-Record, it was reported that Nord Country School had the largest increase of any of the schools in the area in the language arts on state standardized tests (12 percent) and a significant increase in the math portion of the

Local Roundup: Providence rebounds to beat Champion

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

The Providence Christian High girls volleyball team overcame a two-game deficit to defeat Champion Christian in five games Tuesday in Orland, 18-25, 26-28, 25-22, 25-19, 15-5.

Man accused of starting wildland fire

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

VALLEJO — A helicopter pilot dropping water on a wildland blaze Friday in the Mendocino National Forest spotted a man in camouflage clothing starting a fire.

Other breed of wildcat reported lurking on Chico State's campus

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Members of the Chico State University community were warned to be cautious after a mountain lion was reportedly spotted on campus Tuesday afternoon.

Outlaws exchange blows, then blow lead

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Directly following two teammates hit by pitches as part of developments from a bench-clearing brawl, Matt Ceriani provided a memorable moment for Chico Outlaws history Tuesday night when he stymied the riled-up home Yuma Scorpions crowd with a

Preview: Local dance event to benefit women around the world

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 05:46 PM CDT

CHICO -- An evening of dance and refreshments at 1078 Gallery will celebrate the commonality of dance as an expression that bridges cultures while benefiting women in war-torn countries around the world.

Red flag warning posted for north valley

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 04:02 PM CDT

Fire season could come roaring back in a big way starting Wednesday as a new red flag warning was posted for the north valley.

Reported mountain lion sighting spurs Chico State campus warning

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 04:29 PM CDT

CHICO — Members of the Chico State University community were warned to be cautious after a mountain lion was reportedly spotted on campus this afternoon.

Sidelines: Clink adds two transfer recruits

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Chico State men's basketball coach Greg Clink added Division I senior transfers Gregory "Junior" Russell from Cal State Fullerton and York Sims from the University of Central Arkansas to the roster this week.

Squirrel cause of small Paradise power outage

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 03:43 PM CDT

PARADISE — A squirrel falling on power wires briefly disrupted power for 34 PG&E customers in east Paradise shortly before noon today.

Squirrel falling on wires disrupts power

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — A squirrel falling on power wires briefly disrupted power for 34 PG&E customers in east Paradise shortly before noon Tuesday.

Starving Student: For the really strapped, Costco food can save cash

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — While I would never publicly endorse anything as illegal as driving without insurance, I won't deny that, in some special cases, it's a pretty logical move on the surface.

Stuff in Sacramento River is algae, not human waste

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Like some kind of April Fool's joke in August, nature had the last laugh with Glenn County and state officials who momentarily worried Tuesday that the stuff floating down the Sacramento River might be human waste — at least

Surplus equipment from four national forests goes up for bid today

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Surplus equipment from four national forests will go up for bid starting today in an Internet auction.

Sweet Basil & the Bee: Purple perfection: It's peak eggplant time

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Of the big three vegetable fruits of summer, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, eggplant is perhaps the least understood, and the vegetable most people say they never liked, or never eat.

U.S. attorney: Patriot Act 'essential tool'

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- McGregor Scott, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, said the successful 2005 prosecution of a terrorist figure living in Lodi wouldn't have been possible without the Patriot Act.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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A fresh start: Butte College, Chico State University students begin classes

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

It's time to hit the books for about 30,000 students at Chico State University and Butte College, with the first day of school kicking off Monday.

Accused slayer's girlfriend testifies in Normal Street Bar trial

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The girlfriend of accused slayer William Schmitz testified Monday the defendant told her he killed another man outside a Chico bar who had falsely claimed to have had sex with her.

Bailed out: With the March of Dimes you get more than one phone call

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — For some 20 years, the March of Dimes has come to town with the idea of arresting a number of well-intentioned citizens to raise money through its annual Jail and Bail.

Book family Pumpkin Patch scaled back

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

DURHAM -- After more than 25 years thrilling and educating youngsters, there will be no Book Family Farm Pumpkin Patch this fall.

Campus Clips

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Chico students receives Hearst/CSU Trustees Award Graduate student Marycarmen Rosales, who is pursuing a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders at Chico

Chico Junior High School club hopes to fund school in south Asia

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- Although she doesn't know exactly where the school will be, Nancy Medina and the student club she advises hope to raise all the money needed to build a school somewhere in south Asia.

DUSD to look internally for fourth-fifth teacher

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

DURHAM -- While school is into its second week, it could be nearly two more weeks before some Durham Elementary School fourth and fifth graders are finally settled into their fall classes.

Daily Planner: August 26

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Events LITTLE THEATRE, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. University Film Series "Edvard Munch, Part II," in Ayres Hall, Room 106.

Damage in dairy barn fire may reach $2 million

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

ARTOIS — A suspicious fire that erupted about 10 p.m. Friday in a hay barn at the Poldervaart Dairy, near County Roads 30 and P, killed 38 dairy calves and will eventually destroy 400 bales of alfalfa.

Disc golf will remain in upper Bidwell Park

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

CHICO — Disc golf will stay at its current location off Highway 32 after the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission voted 4-3 early today to keep the sport in upper park.

Driver hurt in I-5 rollover

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Folsom man is at Enloe Medical Center in serious condition following a rollover crash on Interstate 5, south of Highway 162, that occurred just past noon on Monday.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Chrupalo, Drobny win Canyon Oaks Best-Ball title

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The team of Walt Chrupalo and Keith Drobny won in a card-off over the team of Eric Barron and Mike Myatt after each finished with a net score of 61 in the Canyon Oaks CC Two-Man Best Ball Championship.

Editorial: Legislators take undeserved break

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

With the state budget nearly two months overdue and the Democratic convention starting its four-day run just three states away, Democrats in Sacramento were faced with a decision —roll up their sleeves and solve the budget impasse, or fly off

Four Glenn County residents face prison sentences

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Four Glenn County residents entered pleas or were sentenced to state prison terms Friday for offenses ranging from assault to identity theft.

Letter: Bad habits become a hazard

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Will people never learn? As I drive about Chico and Paradise I wonder what possesses people to mindlessly flip burning cigarettes, cigarette ashes and other trash from their automobiles after experiencing the fires of Butte County.

Letter: Farmers market a fabulous outing

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Wow. Talk about an absolutely splendid way to spend a terrific Saturday morning and one needs look no further than the local Chico Saturday morning farmers market.

Letter: Forests need nurturing

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

I disagree with letter writer Rex Burress on all points. John Muir was an aspiring preservationist and not a modern-day environmentalist, who were in fact spawned from the ecologists of the '60s and '70s, and as far as I am concerned were spawned

Letter: How would Craig fare in California?

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Assuming it remains legal to propose marriage to one's beloved, this presupposes prior interpersonal overtures and expressions of affection.

Letter: Parents should get involved at schools

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Now that school is back in session and as a PTA member myself, I encourage all moms and dads to join the PTA this year.

Local Briefs

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Man stunned for assaulting officer WILLOWS — A man being detained following a fight on West Sycamore Street early Saturday morning was shot with a Taser gun when he assaulted an officer.

Local Roundup: Willows High tennis team opens with 9-0 sweep

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Dianna Leal won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets and teamed with Kristina Chavez at No. 1 doubles as the Willows High girls tennis team opened the season with a 9-0 sweep at Anderson.

Local water leaders get look at DeltaVision

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Delta Vision made its way to Northern California Monday, a plan that will tackle the weighty issue of the state's water supply.

Man shot in car, then drives to store for assistance

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A daylight car-to-car shooting Sunday afternoon left one man wounded and driving to Long's Drugs for assistance.

Man sought in beating and carjacking

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A nationwide alert has been issued for a parolee suspected of attacking a woman with a crowbar east of Orland Sunday morning, then stealing a pickup she had borrowed.

Man sought in beating, carjacking near Orland

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 05:18 PM CDT

ORLAND — A nationwide alert has been issued for a parolee suspected of attacking a woman with a crow bar east of Orland Sunday morning, then stealing a pickup she had borrowed.

McMahan's furniture stores to close

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

A longtime family-owned furniture chain with locations in Chico and Oroville will shut down, the company announced Monday.

On Foot: Dry, warm weather is time to mind the thirst

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

QUINCY — We're in the annual Chico dilemma: Weekdays while we are working have been glorious. Weekends when we're not working seem to be hot and muggy; not the best weather for hiking.

Outlaws' blasts top Scorpions

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Bryan Silverman, Casey Garrison and Julian Benavidez each hit two-run home runs and the Chico Outlaws overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Yuma Scorpions 8-5 on Monday at Desert Sun Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.

Scores in red: Two leaders in Oroville Golf Classic

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The "Am" is out from the 2008 Women's Pro-Am Golf Classic at Table Mountain Golf Course, leaving the pros to find ways to divvy up $25,000.

Sidelines: Chico Suns set baseball tryouts

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

The Chico Suns, the junior level team in Chico American Legion baseball (ages 15-17) will hold tryouts today and Wednesday at 5:30 p.

Two-vehicle wreck blocks Honey Run

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 03:55 PM CDT

While details are sketchy, a pickup and a compact car collided at about 1:35 p.m. on Honey Run Road about a mile east of the Skyway.

Monday, August 25, 2008

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'Concow Cabins' proposed for fire recovery effort

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

YANKEE HILL -- You've probably heard of Katrina Cottages. Now make way for Concow Cabins. A nonprofit group is proposing that small, affordable homes — like those created to replace thousands lost in Gulf Coast flooding three years ago

Blog log

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

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

But This is Chico: The story of a mall and the day visitor

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

I've inadvertently become a spy in the city's biggest house of commerce. In choosing to frequent the Chico Mall for no other reason than to get some exercise, I've become an observer instead of a consumer.

Daily Planner: August 25

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: August 26

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Events LITTLE THEATRE, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. University Film Series "Edvard Munch, Part II," in Ayres Hall, Room 106.

Letter: Editorial about impeachment nauseating

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Your Aug. 17 editorial excoriating the Chico City Council for considering a Bush impeachment was nauseating in the extreme.

Letter: GOP failed when it had the opportunity

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

In B.K. Brooks' latest predictably anti-Democratic spin-rant, he launches the usual right-wing talking points, blaming gas prices on his political opponents while stating "the Republicans had the foresight to see this crisis coming.

Letter: Mosquito fogging not worth the risk

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Health officers declared Butte insecticide spraying safe, but the EPA and Web sites tell a different story (www.

Letter: See the light and save the planet

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

There still seems to be quite a few people out there who balk at the idea that man has had any sort of negative impact on this planet.

Mixed legacy as China's Olympics conclude

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

BEIJING — With help from British star power, China concluded its debut as Olympic host Sunday after 16 days of near-flawless logistics and superlative athletic achievement — coexisting awkwardly with the government's wariness of dissent

News from our past

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Fire destroys historic, antique-filled home' One of the original ranch homes built 110 years ago .

Obama hopes to woo middle-class voters

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

DENVER — On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama said Sunday he hoped a week of political speechmaking would persuade reluctant middle-class voters to swing behind his bid for the White House, while Republicans sought

Quiet interlude ends: Students are back

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico State University starts the fall semester today, bringing back thousands of students, booming business and increased traffic.

Textbooks take a big bite from checkbook

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- It didn't take a state auditor's report to convince Brian DeWilde, a third-year engineering student at Chico State University, that college textbooks are a big-ticket item.

U.S. warship carrying humanitarian aid reaches Georgia

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

ABOARD THE U.S.S. MCFAUL (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer loaded with humanitarian aid reached Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi on Sunday, bringing baby food, bottled water and a message of support for an embattled ally.

War in Afghanistan takes an ominous turn

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 02:02 AM CDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents once derided as a ragtag rabble unable to match U.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

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All About Us: 3-year-old learning the lesson of local foods

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:43 AM CDT

"What's that awful pell?" asked Anya, wrinkling her nose in the backseat. That awful smell was a small feedlot, where dozens of cows lay in the unwholesome muck, and dozens more munched an equally unwholesome meal of corn, barely digestible to cows.

Butte County Behavioral Health save eight more jobs

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County Behavioral Health has saved eight more jobs and secured a $4 million loan.

CHS field hockey wins five

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Ashley Pollak totaled eight goals — three on short corners — and two assists, and the Chico High field hockey team went 5-0-2 at the Eastern Athletic League preseason-opening tournament.

Chico Big Brothers Big Sisters could use a few good men

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — It used to be Big Brothers Big Sisters had more women matched to girls than men matched to boys.

Currier getting his restart close to the finish line

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:34 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — Steve Yeager may be the Long Beach Armada manager, but that doesn't mean he had heard the name of his pitching staff's leader before taking over this past spring.

Daily Planner: August 24

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events PARADISE POW WOW: Noon-5 p.m. Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Rd., Paradise. This year's theme: "Celebrate Life.

Daily Planner: August 25

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 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.

Dave Davies: Camp offers chance for fresh start

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Talking to football players and coaches before the season begins, you get a sense that anything and everything is possible, because the games on the horizon all seem winnable, the hope of greatness appears unlimited, and the notion of championships

Don't kick people out of park

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

As the person who has to — I mean gets to — read all the letters to the editor, I've been immersed in one subject all week.

Editorial: Developers take hint on projects

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

While liberal rule on the Chico City Council has certainly had a disastrous effect on the city budget, one nice byproduct has been wiser, more attractive developments.

Forecasters downgrade Fay to a tropical depression

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay was downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday night, but cities along the Gulf Coast were still bracing for heavy rain.

Governance ugly when ideology rules

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Chico Enterprise-Record editorial board. It is about time for the voters of this town to wake up.

Guns at school can get students expelled

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Facing an uncomfortable reality, local school districts reviewed and polished their policies on how to deal with students who bring weapons to school.

It could be your turn ... a call for All About Us writers

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Enterprise-Record Style section is calling upon readers who have a way with words and like to tell a good story for the All About Us column, published Sundays on the Family page.

Last chance to savor fair events is today

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — Chain saw sculpting, a destruction derby and live entertainment are just a few of the attractions at the Butte County Fair this weekend.

Letter: Approve disc golf, then manage it

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Bidwell Park master management plan meetings were well attended and all user groups were represented.

Letter: Bottom-line focus hurts patients

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I am responding to the recent letter from Barry Johnson. I bet he gets his breaks during his work day.

Letter: Chico makes the easy look difficult

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Most people understand governments move at a glacial pace, and that Chico's bureaucracy combined with local zealots conspire to slow this down to a geologic scale.

Letter: Did anesthesiologists put patient first?

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Barry Johnson has a lot to say about unionization efforts at Enloe. He talks about past administrations' mistakes.

Letter: Impeachment team two steps ahead

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I get it now. The Chico Impeachment Team is a front organization for Nancy Pelosi for President. If the president and vice president were impeached, she would become president under the Succession Act.

Letter: Let citizens make spending decisions

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Would the Democratic Assembly please tell citizens why paying taxes is more important than spending one's money as one chooses?

Local briefs

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Program helps cancer patients CHICO — Free Look Good, Feel Better sessions for cancer patients undergoing treatments will be given by the American Cancer Society on two days in two locations.

Local program aims to help African girls

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO — A local project to help young girls in Africa is collecting money and items for their benefit.

No harm done when parents generate homegrown mythology

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Caden, one of the most adorable almost 3-year-olds on the planet, pulled up his T-shirt and pointed to his belly button.

Obama introduces running mate Biden

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Barack Obama introduced Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware on Saturday as "a leader ready to step in and be president," and the newly named running mate quickly converted his debut on the Democratic ticket into a slashing

One, two trees: Urban forest counters often mistaken for tree removers

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — With one clad in an orange vest and the other's colored green, the last thing that Scott Gregory and Joel Memmer want to be taken for are guys trying to remove trees.

Outlaws gain mini-sweep of St. George

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:34 AM CDT

If the Chico Outlaws played the St. George RoadRunners every time, they'd likely have a much better record than their 30-50 showing.

Pow Wow honors heritage

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:43 AM CDT

PARADISE — After the smoke forced the event to reschedule, the Paradise Pow Wow was able to garner a large crowd and celebrate American Indian heritage.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Oroville MONTGOMERY STREET — Montgomery Street is closed to through traffic between Oliver Street and Washington Avenue for construction of a roundabout at

Russia aims to keep control of Georgian port city

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

POTI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of Georgians demanded that Russian troops leave the outskirts of this strategic Black Sea port on Saturday and took to the streets in protest, while a top Russian general said his country's forces would keep

The Bookshelf: "Tennyson"

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Aigredoux means "bittersweet" and this is the perfect name for the plantation house in the book "Tennyson" by Lesly M.

Youth Builds volunteers help build family home

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO -- A Chico family got some help building their new home from about 50 teenagers and other volunteers.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

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Butte has second human West Nile case

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 06:28 PM CDT

A second human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Butte County, according to Matt Ball, manager of the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Correction

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

A photo caption in the Student Handbook in Friday's paper incorrectly identified Chico State University Associated Students President Jesse Eller.

Daily Planner: August 23

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: August 24

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Events PARADISE POW WOW: Noon-5 p.m. at Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Rd., Paradise. This year's theme: "Celebrate Life.

Disc golf may fly or die come Monday

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — On Monday, the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission will have to bite two bullets. Since 2004, the Park Commission has been working its way through Bidwell Park's master management plan update.

Edtorial: Hits and misses

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

HIT — Last week we chastised the Chico City Council for wasting city government time holding a hearing on the impeachment of President Bush.

Flynn's DUI arraignment postponed

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Chico City Councilor Mary Flynn was not in court Friday when her arraignment on a charge of driving while under the influence was postponed.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

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

Letter: Arrested councilor wasn't intoxicated

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

In reference to your article on City Councilor Mary Flynn's recent arrest for a DUI, I was saddened by your treatment of her arrest with the headline on the Aug.

Letter: Fogging best way to protect residents

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I appreciate the concerns expressed by Amy Miller of the SWAT (Safety Without Added Toxins) group, but I think it would be better to put things into a proper perspective.

Letter: Keep the public on public land

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

At 7 p.m. Monday, the Park Commission could vote to remove hundreds of families from Bidwell Park. They could decide to take disc golf away from people of all ages and levels of fitness.

Letter: Recreation teaches people to love nature

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

I am in support of the disc golf courses in Bidwell Park. There are few recreational activities where entire families, and people of all ages and skill levels, can play together as they can in disc golf.

Man stabbed near Orland

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 01:30 PM CDT

ORLAND — A man reportedly stabbed in the neck this morning at a residence on County Road 19, northeast of Orland, is at Enloe Medical Center in unknown condition.

Man stabbed near Orland; suspect found

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

ORLAND — A 66-year-old man was allegedly stabbed in the neck Friday morning by a man he was allowing to live in a trailer on his property near county roads 19 and S, northeast of Orland.

Mechoopda speaker last in series

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — Arlene Ward, outreach coordinator for the Mechoopda Tribe, will be the last speaker in Paradise Depot Museum's Speaking of the Past series today.

Mishap aids Forsberg in sprint series

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — It was going to take a catastrophe on Andy Forsberg's part to give Oroville's Sean Becker the 2008 Feather Falls Casino Friday Night Points Series title.

Natural Wonders: Science is a search for repeated patterns

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Did you ever think about the long, tedious hours of research that has gone into our storehouse of information?

Oakmont's 'Fill the Bus' is a success

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Residents at The Oakmont Retirement Community volunteered to collect nonperishable food Wednesday and Thursday mornings for a good cause.

Oroville man contracts West Nile virus

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville man who became mildly ill is the second person in Butte County to have contracted West Nile virus this year.

Outlaws' offense gets wacky in win

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The Chico Outlaws are all but out of contention in the Golden Baseball League's second-half North Division title race.

Pentz Road fires caused by vehicle malfunction

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — Cal Fire-Butte County investigators said a malfunctioning vehicle was responsible for five small fires that broke out along Pentz Road south of Paradise Wednesday afternoon.

Planned power-down leads to unexpected blackout

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — What was supposed to be a planned power outage turned into unplanned time off for many Butte County employees Friday.

Police have no new leads in Aug. 11 Chico bank robbery

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Police have no new leads in connection with a bank robbery Aug. 11, nor do they yet have a clear image from bank surveillance video.

Report shows draught may run ridge dry

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — A different take on water supplies on the ridge shows that Paradise Irrigation District wouldn't have enough water to fully meet residents' needs during many drought years.

Report: drought will run ridge dry

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — A different take on water supplies on the ridge shows that Paradise Irrigation District wouldn't have enough water to fully meet residents' needs during many drought years.

Senior Daily Planner

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: 55th Gold Cup race scheduled

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The Advanced Auto Parts World of Outlaws winged sprint cars series visits Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway for the 55th Gold Cup Race of Champions early next month.

Sighting of wanted man triggered car chase

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A man who led authorities on a high-speed car chase Thursday evening was identified as a Honcut resident with a known criminal history.

UPDATE: Power restored to 1,000 Oroville customers after lengthy blackout

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 04:14 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Power has been restored to about 1,000 PG&E customers in Oroville, nearly nine hours later than originally planned.

Willows man arrested on six felony counts

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A man being sought on an outstanding warrant was arrested Thursday on six felony charges, including child endangerment.

Friday, August 22, 2008

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911 system back up on ridge

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 10:06 AM CDT

PARADISE —Emergency 9-1-1 lines are back in operation this morning after being disrupted Wednesday.

Big gift: Former professor gives $3 million to energize anthropology programs

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — With a financial boost from a former professor, Chico State University will be able to energize the campus' anthropology programs and the Museum of Anthropology.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Charles Calvin Adams The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Charles Calvin Adams for a felony warrant charging him with defacing, damaging or destroying private

Butte files suit against DWR over relicensing EIR

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — More than two weeks after announcing the plan, Butte County has filed suit against the California Department of Water Resources over the Oroville Dam and facilities.

CHS tennis flawless in girls' opener

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Kaitlyn Weeber was one of three Chico High Panthers to notch 6-0, 6-0 victories in the tennis season-opening match Thursday, a 9-0 win against West Valley at Community Park.

Concow students get new backpacks

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CONCOW — The first day of school usually means new clothes, new teachers and of course new school supplies.

DUI warrant sweep results in 14 arrests

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE — A multiagency task force arrested 14 people in Butte County this week for failure to comply with court-ordered conditions connected to drunken driving convictions.

Daily Planner for Friday

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Events FREE WINE TASTING: 5-7 p.m. Music, food and wine at the 3rd Street Gallery's free wind tasting, hosted by Arc of Butte County and regional vineyards.

Daylilies, irises, other plants on sale

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- The public can choose from a variety of irises, daylilies, chrysanthemums and other plants at a sale Saturday, sponsored by the Leo T.

Editorial: Keep fogging despite protests

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Mosquito eradicators are in a no-win situation. While trying to kill mosquitoes with chemicals to prevent West Nile virus, it's inevitable that some people will claim there should be no spraying.

Letter: Bush has no room to criticize Putin

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Bush chastising Putin for invading Georgia is as crazy as letting pedophile priests lecture altar boys on pious behavior.

Letter: Cost-effective course a keeper

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I'm not a regular disc golfer but I do support keeping disc golf alive in Bidwell Park. I even helped build the children's Sherwood Forest disc golf course.

Letter: Courses celebrate park's treasures

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Chico's two disc golf courses in upper park are community treasures. Their location serves as an interactive picture frame, highlighting the powerful geological forces that shaped our beautiful park.

Letter: Disc golf fun, but also damaging

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

No one is claiming that disc golfers don't enjoy their sport. They should; it's fun. Rather, many citizens do claim that the courses were built illegally, without adequate initial environmental review, and they are located among the most beautiful

Letter: Disc golf just another great park feature

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

What we wear, what we eat, what we drive and even what we do for fun all impact the environment negatively in some way.

Letter: Family sport belongs in park

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

As a longtime lover of disc golf, I feel the city of Chico would be eliminating something special if they disband the course in upper park.

Letter: Great Houdinis deserve to be sued

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Only the environmental Houdinis from the Sierra Club, Sierra Nevada Legacy and Butte Environmental Council could perform the sleight-of-hand illusion witnessed in the Aug.

Letter: Herger's votes don't add up

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I received recently in the mail a Wally Herger flier, organized, printed and distributed entirely at public domestic spending expense wherein Herger falsely proclaims that he had voted for the legislation to provide health and educational benefits

Letter: Many benefits to disc golf

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I do not want to see disc golf in upper park go. It is an activity that I was able to do with my girls as soon as they were able to walk.

Letter: Needless controversy wasted a fortune

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

At long last, the update to the Bidwell Park master management plan is complete. All that remains is for the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission and the Chico City Council to approve it.

Letter: Opera program will be missed

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

It has sadly come to my attention that KCHO has abruptly dropped the wonderful Saturday at the Met: the Metropolitan Opera live broadcast which has graced our airwaves for some 20 years.

Letter: Players show respect for park

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I heard the disc golf course above the park is in danger. That is a shame. I have been playing that golf course for about 10 years.

Letter: Police have high standards

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

On Monday at 7 p.m. the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission will vote on the future of disc golf in upper Bidwell Park.

Letter: School schedule not best for students

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Your recent editorial lamenting the demise of traditional school summer vacation was spot on. Forcing kids back to class in the middle of summer in the midst of a broiling heat wave simply makes no sense.

Local briefs

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Driver captured after 45-minute chase BANGOR — A man who led authorities on a high-speed car chase Thursday evening was eventually captured after eluding police for 45 minutes.

Mosquito controversy is focus of Hamilton City workshop

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — At a public workshop Wednesday night in Hamilton City, the buzz was all about mosquito abatement services.

Mosquito fogging planned tonight

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 05:24 PM CDT

Biggs, Richvale and Dayton and swaths of Butte County around those towns will be fogged tonight to reduce mosquito populations.

Outlaws Notebook: Navarro to face familiar opponent

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 05:39 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — With Seth Etherton on the mound against the Outlaws today for his first appearance of the season, Scott Navarro actually has himself a recognizable opponent to face in a pitching matchup for a change.

Outlaws Notebook: Richardson looking for innings

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — Zook Richardson has already waited five years to make his first professional baseball appearance, so having to stand by in anticipation for just another week has seemed easy.

Outlaws swept, skid reaches seven games

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — Probably the biggest element of surprise about the Outlaws' series against the Long Beach Armada that wrapped up Thursday was exactly how unsurprising it turned out to be.

Planning commissioners split on city growth options

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — While not ready to decide which way the city should grow, the city's Planning Commission Thursday night showed an interest in pursuing both the middle-of-the-road and most-compact growth options.

Police report

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

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

Project to have townhomes, stores

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Those behind a new commercial and residential project plan on taking advantage of its location right across the street from DeGarmo Park.

Sidelines: Table Mountain taking tournament entries

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Table Mt. tourney taking entries Entry forms are available for the 2008 Green Rose Golf Tournament on Sept.

Sow There: Enjoying the bounty, and sharing some, too

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

It's fairly easy to share vegetables right now. We can only eat so much fresh salsa and finally have an overabundance of tomatoes.

Steve Carson's "Outdoors" Column: Volunteers needed at CAST for Kids on North Forebay

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The third annual "Catch a Special Thrill" (CAST) for Kids fishing event for special needs children will take place on Sept.

Testimony continues in Oroville murder trial

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Jail informants are playing a pivotal role in the prosecution of a suspect in a gang-related killing in Oroville last summer.

Witnesses recount fatal shooting outside Chico bar

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A series of eyewitnesses were called to testify Thursday in connection with a verbal argument that turned deadly outside a Chico bar nearly three years ago.

Witnesses recount fatal shooting outside bar

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A series of eyewitnesses were called to testify Thursday in connection with a verbal argument that turned deadly outside a Chico bar nearly three years ago.

Working in a 'bubble,' Paradise officials overcame phone outage

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE — When a small fire severed the Paradise ridge's phone connection to the outside world Wednesday, public agencies coordinated to minimize the disruption to residents.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

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147 killed in plane crash at Madrid airport

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 01:16 PM CDT

MADRID, Spain (AP) — A Spanish emergency rescue official says there are only 26 survivors after an airliner with 173 people aboard crashed on takeoff from Madrid's airport.

Afternoon fires near Paradise suspicious; possible suspect described

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 08:57 PM CDT

PARADISE — Two suspicious fires broke out along Pentz Road south of Paradise just after 4 p.m., and officials have a good description of the man who may have started them.

Art Briefs

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:42 PM CDT

Garage sale benefits the 1078 Gallery CHICO -- A garage sale to benefit the 1078 Gallery will be held from 8 a.

Art feature: Sculpting without sight: Woman creates with clay

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:44 PM CDT

CHICO -- Sherri Fizer has a passion for making ceramics, but her favorite projects are her "praying people.

Briefs

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — A seventh annual summer blood and marrow drive Friday sponsored by BloodSource will collect blood, bone marrow and stem cell donations.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Aug. 21, 2008

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:40 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.

CARD sets Neighborhood Night Out at Oak Way Park

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — An evening designed to get families outside to play in a nearby park will be held Wednesday at Oak Way Park, at Eighth Avenue and Highway 32.

CHP offering child seat check

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Parents with questions about the proper use of child safety seats can get free help from the California Highway Patrol Friday, simply by showing up at the Chico office on Fir Street.

Chico growth decision on tap at meeting

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

City planner Brendan Vieg said the ultimate goal of what will likely require two meetings is for the commission to pick one of three land use alternatives to study further.

Comedy gone afoul: Bruhn's provocative show gets poor reception

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:42 PM CDT

CHICO -- It was a bad night for Lonnie Bruhn. Bruhn, 36, performed at Lost on Main on Aug. 16 as part of his aptly titled, "Uncensored, Upfront and Honest" national comedy tour.

Cover story: Music review: Marcia Ball delivers sweet rhythm and blues

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:44 PM CDT

Festive. Sassy. Gritty. Soulful. The Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Big Room hosted the fill-in-the-blank-fun-adjective Marcia Ball Band to a sold-out crowd Aug.

Daily Planner: August 21

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: August 22

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Events FREE WINE TASTING: 5-7 p.m. Music, food and wine at the 3rd Street Gallery's free wind tasting, hosted by Arc of Butte County and regional vineyards.

Entertainment Calendar for Aug. 21-Aug. 27

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:40 PM CDT

Thursday, Aug. 21 Music/Nightclubs COLUSA CASINO: Fast Forward. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JOHNNIE'S RESTAURANT, HOTEL DIAMOND: Solo piano with Gino Poli.

Fair off to a fun start

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Parents and grandparents strolled though the Butte County Fair with children in tow and in strollers Wednesday evening, taking advantage of the free admission on opening night.

Fall fashion guideline on a dime: The '80s make a comeback

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:42 PM CDT

CHICO -- Don't want to spend a fortune to look fresh and fun this fall? Follow these creative tips to find what's in style and you'll look great in no time, without robbing the bank.

Fires may be arson

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Two suspicious fires broke out along Pentz Road south of Paradise just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, and officials have a good description of the man who may have started them.

Glenn board increases fees, updates building codes

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Glenn County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that will align local building regulations to reflect the 2007 California Building Standards Code and raise permit fees and other construction-related

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Tropic Thunder' scores on the laugh front

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:45 PM CDT

"Tropic Thunder" stars Ben Stiller as an action movie star trying to re-vamp his career with a Vietnam war picture fraught with its own set of calamities.

Homes spared in south Chico fire

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — At least two outbuildings and part of a field burned, but three homes were spared, as a fire broke out near the corner of Laurel and East 22nd streets just after 2 p.

Letter: Course removal would be a travesty

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

As someone who has been playing disc golf in upper Bidwell Park for over 10 years as both a Chico resident and someone living out of the area, I must say it would be extremely disappointing if the course was no longer allowed to be played.

Letter: Critical Park Commission vote Monday

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The Chico public needs to know that on Monday the Park Commission stands ready to recommend the disc golf course be removed from upper Bidwell Park.

Letter: Replanted clear-cuts prone to fires

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I explained to Mitchell that a problem arises when forest managers remove large trees from the forest and leave behind the small trees and logging slash.

Letter: Worthwhile activity endangered in Chico

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

It's not easy to find things for kids to do. I know this first hand. And as they grow up it becomes more and more difficult to find healthy and positive activities that are also inexpensive.

Lower drinking age won't help

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

A group called the Amethyst Initiative has enlisted college presidents to help guide the discussion about the drinking age.

Movie preview: AS Presents kicks off fall season with free 'Movie on the Lawn' Sunday evening

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:45 PM CDT

CHICO -- Grab those fold-up chairs and blankets and head to the George Petersen Rose Garden at Chico State University to enjoy one of Judd Apatow's latest flicks, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," on Sunday.

Music preview: Brett Dennen plays at El Rey Theatre this month

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:44 PM CDT

CHICO -- Songwriter and singer Brett Dennen, whose artistry has been compared to the folk song singing greats of the '60s and '70s, arrives in Chico Aug.

Music review: Vans Warped Tour rocks with punk, pop, nerdcore hip-hop

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:45 PM CDT

MARYSVILLE -- Vans Warped Tour 2008 brought thousands to Marysville Saturday with more than 50 bands, from punk to pop to nerdcore hip-hop.

North State Voices: Friendship passes the test of time

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

"If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it's yours. If it doesn't, it never was." — Author Unknown When I was a teenager, a poster with this quote hung in a prominent spot on my bedroom wall.

Outlaws' slide reaches six

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — These sixth losses of dreaded winless streaks haven't been sympathetic toward the Outlaws.

PUSD grievance will be heard before mediator

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — An outside mediator will be called in to help settle a complaint the Paradise Classified Employees Association filed against Paradise Unified School District in 2002.

School Time for August 21

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Announcements Willows Intermediate School will hold a back-to-school event at 6:30 p.m. today. Back-to-school night will be held at Neal Dow School 6-7:25 p.

Testimony begins in Chico bar shooting

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A jury heard the opening statements and testimony Wednesday by three witnesses in the trial of William Thomas Schmitz of Chico, who is accused of shooting Chad Wilson Keichler, also of Chico, in front of the Normal Street Bar on Oct.

The Biblio File: Roger Aylworth on the wonderful world of widgets

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:45 PM CDT

"When we were first married," longtime Enterprise-Record columnist Roger Aylworth writes, "Susan and I agreed on a division of labor.

The Pageant Theatre's early history

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:42 PM CDT

In the early l970s, Albert Mitchell, a documentary filmmaker, envisioned creating a movie theater to show films of more substance than were available locally.

Theater briefs

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:42 PM CDT

Fundraiser for Chico Theater Company CHICO -- Chico Theater Company's fifth annual fundraiser event will take place Aug.

Theater preview: 'Hair' celebrated with revival at Chico Cabaret

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:45 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico Cabaret is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original American tribal love-rock musical "Hair" with a revival of the Broadway smash hit opening tonight.

Traffic cool, but temperatures warming

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 10:11 AM CDT

As of 8 a.m. today there were no reported traffic problems in Butte or Glenn counties, but while the commute may be cool the temperatures are creeping higher.

Travis Souders: Wildcats see subtraction by Division

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The dynasty is dying at Chico State. It isn't one program in particular. It's more like the idea in general.

US Rep. Tubbs Jones of Ohio dies after hemorrhage

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress and a strong critic of the Iraq war, died Wednesday after a brain hemorrhage, a hospital spokeswoman said.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 02:05 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, August 20, 2008

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A self-imposed grounding

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

A trio of mergansers relax in the shade around Alligator Hole in upper Bidwell Park on Tuesday. These birds are generally found in freshwater habitats.

Briefs

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

ORLAND — The Orland Buttes boat ramp at Black Butte Lake has closed for the summer. Visitors will still find plenty of water in Black Butte Lake to accommodate their favorite pastimes.

Butte, Glenn counties medal at State Fair

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Exhibits by both Butte County and Glenn County have garnered medals at the California State Fair.

Community Roundup: Butte United Legacy wins Woodland tourney

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Butte United Legacy girls U14 soccer team opened its season by winning the Woodland Sunshine Classic tournament.

Correction for August 20

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

A table of test results for local schools misreported Willows High School's score in the English language arts portion of STAR tests, taken by students last spring.

Council rebuffs impeachment effort

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- Deciding it wasn't an issue for the city to take a stance on, the Chico City Council Tuesday night turned down a group of residents wanting support in an effort to impeach the president and vice president.

Crash fatality identified as middle school teacher

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A man who died Monday afternoon in a pickup accident near Marysville was identified Tuesday as a teacher at Central Middle School.

Daily Planner: August 20

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

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

Daily Planner: August 21

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

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

Editorial: Experience a unique rural fair

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

The Butte County Fair opens its five-day run today in Gridley. The county fair is distinctly different from the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, with much more of a down-home feel that's true to the fair's rural roots.

Errors hurt in Outlaws' fifth straight loss

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — They were two impressionable pitchers desperately wanting momentum and winning themselves some valiantly Tuesday night until defensive miscues crashed the party.

Fair prep

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 10:57 PM CDT

Danny Sharpstene (left in Photo 1) and Robert Tucker set up the "Dizzy Dragon" ride for the Butte County Fair, which opens today at the fairgrounds in Gridley.

Fire standards will help guide growth

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

OROVILLE — With raging wildfires still fresh in everybody's mind, the Butte County supervisors adopted fire protection standards that will guide future development.

Glenn budget squeeze tightens

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County officials have reduced an estimated budget shortfall from $1.3 million to $700,000, but it's not enough to keep them from having to figure out what further services — or jobs — they have to cut.

Glenn's Most Wanted for August 20

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Prisella Andreina Gonzalez The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Prisella Andreina Gonzalez for felony possession of a controlled substance and six counts of

Hogging the attention

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

Sandra Swanstrom, 15, of Durham, trims her sleeping pig Al on Tuesday in preparation for the Butte County Fair, which opens today in Gridley.

Information sought about mystery kayak

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:33 PM CDT

STIRLING CITY -- An expensive kayak found on the banks of Little Kimshew Creek 11 days ago, apparently with no one around, has become the center of a growing mystery.

Letter: Been there, done that

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

Diplomacy has always interested me, having been married to an American diplomat. Speaking in Berlin recently, Sen.

Letter: Course helps experience park's beauty

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

I am writing to express my concern about the possibility of closing the disc golf course in upper Bidwell Park.

Letter: Disc golfers help care for course

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

I am the president of the Riverbend Park Disc Golf Club. As president of the club, I help organize fundraisers, charity events, park cleanups and much more.

Letter: Don't let the minority rule

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

To begin, I would like to thank everyone involved in the planning and building process for the Sherwood Forest kids' disc golf course.

Letter: Hit yakking drivers in the wallet

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

It is totally obvious that many if not most "verbally compulsive" drivers in Chico could give a hoot about the new hands-free cell phone law.

Linens 'n Things to close Chico store

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico's Linens 'n Things on Forest Avenue will be among the 57 stores the New Jersey-based corporation plans on closing.

Man killed in crash was middle school teacher

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A man who died Monday afternoon in a pickup accident near Marysville was identified Tuesday as a teacher at Central Middle School.

Obama and veep choice to campaign Saturday

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:33 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Barack Obama's newly minted running mate will join the Democratic hopeful onstage Saturday at a rally in this capital city where Obama launched his White House bid, a campaign official said.

Outlaws Notebook: GBL teams forced to learn rules of the road

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — By the time the Outlaws return home from their current 10-day road trip that moves from Southern California later this week to Utah and concludes in Arizona next week, they will have traveled 2,054 total miles destination to

Sidelines: Wildcats picked to win CCAA title

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Chico State women's soccer team, which captured its first California Collegiate Athletic Association title in 2007, has been tabbed to repeat as CCAA champion in 2008 following a vote of the conference's head coaches.

Suspect in attempted repair scam identified

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

CHICO -- Police believe they know the name of a man who attempted to defraud an elderly Chico woman in a roadside repair scam last April; they just don't know where to find him.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Cipollini is Italian for 'button,' and other morsels from Al Vogel

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

Meet a Farmer, Al Vogel CHICO — Buying yellow tomatoes or fresh peaches from Al Vogel is an experience rather than a transaction.

Teachers hired back at last minute

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

CHICO -- The walls in Karen Netterville's classroom at Chico High School presented shining white blankness Monday afternoon, just four days after the start of school.

Unusual calls busy Glenn deputies

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

WILLOWS — While helping to look for the suspect in an alleged kidnapping Monday morning, Glenn County sheriff's deputies were also busy investigating several other unusual incidents in the Orland, Hamilton City and Willows areas.

Waterlogged ATM not listed as stolen

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville woman whose children pulled an ATM from the Feather River Thursday said the five-foot-tall machine appeared to be fairly new, and had obviously been broken into.

Youth Builds Day set for Saturday

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

By Staff Reports CHICO — Building on their dream of homeownership, the Miles family will celebrate a milestone in the construction of their new home, and the community may take part during Youth Builds Day on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Annual ingress

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

With their parents' help, Chico State University students were busy Monday moving their belongings into Whitney Hall.

Butte County man killed in collision with tree

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 06:01 PM CDT

MARYSVILLE — A 56-year-old Oroville man is dead after losing control of his 2001 Toyota truck and striking a tree on Highway 70 in Yuba County.

Butte supervisors asked to restore behavioral health jobs

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 01:50 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Unexpected money looks like it could save eight jobs in Butte County's Department of Behavioral Health.

Daily Planner: August 19

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Events JAIL & BAIL, MARCH OF DIMES: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Citizens willing to "serve time" for the March of Dimes Greater Capital Divison.

Daily Planner: August 20

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

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

Durham-Dayton Highway slough project nears completion

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

DURHAM — A bridge project that up until recently shunted drivers onto a detour through the bottom of Hamlin Slough, is nearing completion.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Canyon Oaks retains President's Cup

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Canyon Oaks CC Men's Club maintained possession of the President's Cup by defeating the El Rancho (Bidwell) Men's Golf Club 17 to 15 in the 11th annual Match Play Tournament between the two clubs.

Editorial: Budget talks out in the open

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

The state Assembly held a rare Sunday session to vote on approving an overdue state budget. As expected, the budget was rejected by lawmakers.

Eight behavioral health jobs might be restored

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Unexpected money looks like it could save eight jobs in Butte County's Department of Behavioral Health.

Home invasion suspect sought in Orland

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

ORLAND — Police are looking for a slender white man in connection with a home-invasion robbery and kidnapping that occurred at a quiet residential subdivision in Orland Monday morning.

I-5 south closed by fire near Williams

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 07:15 PM CDT

WILLIAMS — Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 are closed near Williams due to heavy smoke from a a brush fire.

InnerView: Matt Savage has found his niche

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 04:38 AM CDT

PARADISE — Matt Savage is 25, and he knows where he's headed. He works hard, is creative and motivated, and says having patience is a good thing.

Letter: Don't take away healthy activities

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

In these times of budget woes, especially with respect to education, we teachers look for all kinds of ways to get creative without spending too much money.

Letter: Enemies also come from within

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

The all-too-convenient suicide of Bruce Ivins has essentially foreclosed any possibility of learning in a court of law exactly what happened in the anthrax attacks of October 2001.

Letter: Families benefit from disc golf in park

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

At times disc golf has been the bane of my existence. When our kids were young my husband would disappear for hours on end to go play in Bidwell Park.

Letter: Recreation damages environment

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

A recent letter to the editor blames Friends of Bidwell Park for an extra $374,000 that the city spent on going through the required proper process of a major park project.

Local briefs

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Driver, passenger escape police ORLAND — A driver and his female passenger eluded police after running from the scene of a crash Saturday morning during a brief pursuit.

Musharraf resigns as president of Pakistan

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 02:51 AM CDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pervez Musharraf resigned Monday as the president of Pakistan, avoiding a power struggle with rivals vowing to impeach him that would have deepened the country's political crisis.

National road tour promoting digital TV includes local stop

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 04:57 AM CDT

CHICO -- Federal officials are hitting the road to boost awareness of the Feb. 17 switch to digital TV.

On Foot: Getting up nerve to walk BLM Trail

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:39 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — One thing I don't like about walking, and hiking specifically, are the tricky spots Thomas and I sometimes run into on the trial.

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws have fond title memories come back

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — When the Chico Outlaws' team bus pulled into the Blair Field parking lot late Monday afternoon, it marked the first time the remaining members from last season's 2007 Golden Baseball League champion returned to the scene where the

Outlaws' Torcato not enough for a win

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — Tony Torcato returned to Blair Field on Monday for the first time since the Long Beach Armada traded him to the Chico Outlaws last month.

Police searching for possible robbery suspect

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:20 PM CDT

ORLAND — Police are searching for a suspect who may have been involved in a home invasion robbery this morning.

Public workshop set on Hamilton City mosquito abatement

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Property owners in Hamilton City have an opportunity Wednesday night to state their positions whether the community should be detached from the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Report for PV performing arts center to be considered

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO — A public hearing included in Chico Unified School District's board of trustees meeting at 7 p.

Sidelines: Page on Cal Poly football team

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Blake Page, a 2007 Pleasant Valley High grad, has made the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo football team as a wingback and walk-on who landed a spot on the roster with his performance in spring drills.

Smith-Williams leaving Chico State to play at UC Irvine

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — On the way to helping the Chico State women's basketball team to the NCAA Division II West Regional, junior point guard Jade Smith-Williams established herself as a California Collegiate Athletic Association First-Team selection and

Then ... and now

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

When Matt Savage graduated from Paradise High School in 2002, a photo of him with foot-high, spiky hair and an exhuberant expression was featured on the front page of the E-R.

Three vehicles in Clark Road crash

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 10:21 AM CDT

Three vehicles have collided on Clark Road, just south of Durham-Pentz Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the wreck took place shortly after 6 a.

Vision puts open space first

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO -- A visit to 1,440 acres of gently sloping glades spotted with oak woodlands could give anyone a vision.

Wildcat star transfers to UC Irvine

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 09:12 PM CDT

CHICO — On the way to helping the Chico State women's basketball team to the NCAA Division II West Regional, junior point guard Jade Smith-Williams established herself as a California Collegiate Athletic Association First-Team selection and

Work continues at Hamilton Elementary

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 12:40 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — First Hamilton Elementary School's start was almost delayed, then students suffered through several days without adequate air conditioning during one of the summer's worst heat waves.

Monday, August 18, 2008

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Blog Log

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

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

But This is Chico: There are places that say 'This is Chico'

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Completion of a tunnel beneath the bridge over Pine and Cypress streets that crosses Big Chico Creek will give pedestrians and bicyclists an unimpeded pathway between Camellia Way and Manzanita Avenue.

Chico group worried over 'fogging' for West Nile

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — A group of residents questions the safety of spraying neighborhoods with pesticides to combat West Nile virus.

China, U.S. continue to pile up gymnastics medals

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

BEIJING (AP) — The American women are stockpiling more precious metal than a jeweler. The Chinese men have quite the stash, too, though they're only interested in gold.

Combusting compost becomes a muddy mess

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Spontaneously combusting compost started the fourth small fire this year just south of Chico at the Earthworm Soil Factory.

Daily Planner: August 18

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Performances PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: United States Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Airforce Base will perform a band concert.

Letter: Bush clueless on energy policy

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

The editorial "Don't backtrack on biofuel gains" was full of disinformation. Comparing price increases in wheat for bread has nothing to do with the case in point.

Letter: Don't kick disc golfers out of park

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Hi everyone. My name is Eli and I am 7. I do not want you to take the disc golf course in upper park away.

Letter: Enloe pulls together in a crisis

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

In Chico people pull together in moments of crisis. The staff and leadership at Enloe Medical Center are no exception.

Letter: Thanks to all the firefighters

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

I know I speak for all us when I say thank you to all of the firefighters who have bravely fought the wildfires that have plagued the north state this summer.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Three hurt in three-car collision PARADISE — A three-car collision injured three people in Paradise Saturday and led to the arrest of a woman for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a Paradise Police Department press release.

More women choosing careers in forensic science

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

RICHMOND, Va. — Kelly Johnson snips pieces from a blood-stained, blue-striped shirt, then swabs the neck and armpits for sweat.

News of our past

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Supervisors find $1.

Outlaws Notebook: Middle of Outlaws' order producing on homestand

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Keeping production fluent in the middle of the lineup hasn't been a problem for the Chico Outlaws despite the recent departure of Jose Valdez and Lino Garcia.

Red Bluff sues Canal Authority over plan for agricultural pumps

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

RED BLUFF --The Red Bluff City Council is taking its fight to save Lake Red Bluff to the courtroom. On Tuesday, the council directed City Attorney Richard Crabtree to file a lawsuit in federal court challenging the adequacy of the Bureau or

Republicans kill $6.6 billion Democratic tax package

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 02:21 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Republicans in the state Assembly on Sunday rejected a Democratic proposal for $6.

Scorpions sweep Outlaws in three

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Not since the 2006 season's final weekend, when the last remnants of the Chico Outlaws' fiercely-collapsing playoff aspirations melted away in a winless home stint, had there probably been a deeper sense of frustration at Nettleton

Sweep train rolls over Outlaws

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO — Not since the 2006 season's final weekend, when the last remnants of the Chico Outlaws' fiercely-collapsing playoff aspirations melted away in a winless home stint, had there probably been a deeper sense of frustration at Nettleton

Today

Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Events JAIL & BAIL, MARCH OF DIMES: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Citizens willing to "serve time" for the March of Dimes Greater Capital Divison.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

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'Hot Disc' spins during Frisbee tournament

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

CHICO — It was a typical hot summer day, but that didn't stop more than 500 Ultimate Frisbee players from once again taking over the fields at Community Park on Saturday.

All About Us: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and memories of now

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Our family loves music. We listen to all varieties and like most people, we like some types more than others.

Bay to Bay, Chico's Rodgers came to play

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Leslie Montgomery, of Concord (left) and Allie Levy, of Brentwood (right) root for Aaron Rodgers. (Jason Halley/Staff Photo)

City Council asked to pass resolution regarding impeaching Bush, Cheney

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

CHICO — A group of residents want the Chico City Council to back up their request to impeach the president and vice president.

Clothing spree fits kids for school

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

CHICO — Not having a dad, eleven-year-old Alex Duitsman is used to shopping for back-to-school clothes with his mom.

Comfort food: GRUB sprouts local-food niche

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

CHICO — Hard work and a commitment to a local food movement have inspired leaders of a nonprofit group called GRUB, or Growing Resourcefully Uniting Bellies.

Daily Planner: August 17

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Events CHICO NATURAL FOODS POTLUCK: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 1078 Gallery. SEED COLLECTING: 10 a.m.-noon. Riparia, 2314 1/2 Estes Road (follow Normal Avenue south and keep going).

Daily Planner: August 18

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:39 AM CDT

Performances PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: United States Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Airforce Base will perform a band concert.

Durham worried about fourth-fifth grade class

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

DURHAM — Some students at Durham Elementary School may not know exactly where they will be spending the year until days after classes begin.

Editorial: Hearing is incredible waste of time and money

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Elsewhere in today's newspaper, you will find a story about the Chico City Council holding a hearing Tuesday to consider passing a resolution backing the impeachment of President George W.

Flashbacks From Here and There: A tough teacher

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:39 AM CDT

NEW YORK CITY, 1947 — Working for the Associated Press, I couldn't wait for my shift to be over so that I could hurry to the salon of the renowned fencing teacher Italo Santelli, a tough master.

Four E-R employee youth awarded school grants

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — Four young scholars on their way to college have been named as 2008 recipients of the Scudder-Singleton Scholarship Grant.

Fruits, veggies walk the walk, dance the dance

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:39 AM CDT

CHICO — While a group of nutrition educators munched on healthy lunches at the Enloe Conference Center, fruits and vegetables danced for them.

Hogge wins Late Models main event

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Chico's own Richard Papenhausen tasted success Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway as the local ambassador of Late Model racing.

It could be your turn ... a call for All About Us writers

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:38 AM CDT

It might just be your turn to tell stories about your family in the next round of All About Us columns beginning in September.

Letter: Citizen input into General Plan a farce

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

The city has gone to considerable expense to create an aura of community participation in the current General Plan update.

Letter: Course means a lot to the community

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

I am very worried about the possibility of closing the disc golf course in upper Bidwell Park. Disc golf is a huge part of my life and one of the main reasons that I enjoy living here in Chico.

Letter: Disc golf in park has many benefits

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

The benefits of disc golf are many and the costs in comparison to these benefits are small. The following is brief example of some reasons thousands of cities across America and the world have invested in this sport: Economic: Low-cost

Letter: Lawsuits damage communities

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Many environmental groups have narrow-gauge thinking and wear blinders to keep out images of the real world.

Letter: Save historic wagon ruts

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

In 2004, Bob Foster, regional head of California Parks and Recreation, was asked to survey our unique cultural source, the wagon ruts and the resource's setting, Humboldt Road and the rock wall.

Letter; Spend money on police, not leaves

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

The city's Internal Affairs committee recently debated a staff proposal to reduce $25,000 from its budget by eliminating leaf pickup for multifamily residential properties.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

East First Avenue offramp closed Monday night CHICO — The East First Avenue northbound offramp from Highway 99 will be closed Monday night to aid construction of a retaining wall that will support a wider ramp.

Nor Cal's prodigal son: Rodgers not welcomed by 49ers

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO — Running onto Bill Walsh Field with his Green Bay Packer teammates and pointing at his family in the stands, Aaron Rodgers was, for about 10 seconds, welcome as the native Northern California boy come home at Candlestick Park on

Passing notes in class always carried an element of danger

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Way before I fully understood that girls weren't boys with long hair, I had already discovered there was something special and enticing about that half of the species.

Path reconstruction to make walk to school less muddy

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

CHICO — Recreation officials hope the reconstruction of a pathway through a west Chico park will make it easier for students of nearby Emma Wilson School to walk to class.

Patrick Kinmartin's column 'Simply Golden': Their rookie way of learning is the most beneficial available

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

This wasn't a case of John Hattig looking like a modern-day Babe Ruth standing in the batter's box. But keep in mind that Mac Nelson is 22 years old, was pitching as a professional for the first time and has been interested enough in major league

People on the Street

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Would you ever consider running for public office? Asked Thursday at the Chico library. Marc Frank Student, Chico I don't think I would.

Phelps passes Spitz in Olympic gold medal wins

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

BEIJING (AP) — Cheering from the pool deck, Michael Phelps won his record eighth gold medal of the Beijing Games today to become the grandest of Olympic champions.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Highway 99 SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 149: From Dry Creek to Hamilton Slough, intermittent lane closures can be expected 7 a.

Scorpions score early, beat Chico

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Just as clutch performances in big games and consistent effectiveness were keystones in Scott Navarro's Chico Heat term, wayward beginnings in each start are becoming a theme in the rebirth of his career with the Chico Outlaws.

Solitude gets tougher to find

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Summer's over. The calendar doesn't say so, but Chico Unified School District says it is. As our family settled back into school mode last week, I took stock of a summer that seemed to literally go up in smoke.

The Bookshelf: "Manfish: a Story of Jacques Cousteau"

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:39 AM CDT

There once was a man who wished he could breathe underwater and he found a way to make it so. "Manfish: a Story of Jacques Cousteau" by Jennifer Berne shares Cousteau's love of the ocean with readers through words and pictures.

Voters in Glenn County to fill city, county, school board seats

Posted: 17 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

WILLOWS — As of late Wednesday, filing to run for office is closed and races headed for the ballot are set for the Nov.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

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9:15 a.m.: Downed power lines close Clark Road

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:17 AM CDT

Downed power lines, across Clark Road, near Armstrong Road, have forced closure of Clark between Wagstaff and Bille roads.

Big-inning karma unkind to Outlaws

Posted: 16 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — He obviously didn't intend to, but under those goofy laws about tempting karma, Chico Outlaws manager Jon Macalutas invited in the worst demise of his team's loss Friday night.

Briefs

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Housing to be meeting topic CHICO — James Coles of the city of Chico's Housing Department will speak during the next meeting of the North Valley property Owners Association.

County's candidate list now final; four names added

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

The candidate list for all Butte County races for the November election is now final and includes the addition of four new names.

DA charges city councilor with DUI

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO -- After finding low levels of several medications in a blood test, District Attorney Mike Ramsey Friday charged City Councilor Mary Flynn with driving under the influence.

DA investigator alerts family inside their burning home

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

PALERMO — A family of three in Palermo had an unlikely hero rescue them from a fire Friday evening.

DUI suspect stops to rest, car starts vegetation fire

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

PARADISE -- A Magalia woman is lucky to be alive and only facing criminal charges after escaping from her car, incinerated Friday afternoon in a vegetation fire near the entrance to Lime Saddle Marina.

Daily Planner: August 16

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Events CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW, WILLOWS: downtown Willows, 22nd annual. 6-10 a.m. pancake breakfast and registration and check-in, 7-10 a.

Daily Planner: August 17

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Events CHICO NATURAL FOODS POTLUCK: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 1078 Gallery. SEED COLLECTING: 10 a.m.-noon. Riparia, 2314 1/2 Estes Road (follow Normal Avenue south and keep going).

Decoupage, with purpose

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO — Twice each week, residents at WindChime Assisted Living gather to decorate old suitcases.

District Attorney's Office charges Chico Councilor Flynn with DUI

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 03:54 PM CDT

CHICO —City Councilor Mary Flynn has been charged with driving under the influence, District Attorney Mike Ramsey said today.

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

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

HIT — It's rare to hear a good outcome after a case of idiotic vandalism (a redundant term, to be sure).

Fountain of youth

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Quinn Moorehead, 10, visiting from Grass Valley Thursday, spent the morning playing in the refreshing spray of the fountain at City Plaza in downtown Chico on a day the mercury climbed well past 100.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Grace to Grow Up," from Pastor Will Glaspie; 6 p.

In Session: Unfair risk to vulnerable populations

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

It is no secret that elder abuse is one of the fastest growing crimes, according to the June newsletter of the Congress of California Seniors.

Juveniles arrested in rash of robberies

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO — Three juveniles, including two girls, have been arrested in connection with three strong-arm robberies reported in Chico since Thursday.

Letter: Budget cuts would hurt single mothers

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

I am a single mother of two children. I work full time and my children are in child care full time during the summer and part time during the school year.

Letter: Democrats seeing the light

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Nancy Pelosi may be trying to save the planet — but the rank and file in her party increasingly are just trying to save their political hides when it comes to gas prices so she privately gives them the go-ahead to support offshore drilling,

Letter: Don't take disc golf away from Chico

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

I know a dozen people not including my family and I that love to play disc golf in upper Bidwell Park.

Letter: Financial abuse of elderly common

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Crimes against children and elders are especially heinous but there's one crime against elders that seems to go unreported: elder financial abuse.

Letter: Find ways to help planet

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Earlier this summer I was fortunate enough to attend a leadership program in Seattle designed to train and empower students to become the next generation of leaders for change in the environmental and social justice movements.

Letter: Keep recreation in Bidwell Park

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

I have many friends and family members that play disc golf regularly. Most of them have learned to play at the courses off of Highway 32 in Bidwell Park.

Letter: Lookout Point improvements needed

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

In response to Dolores Aldred's letter about Lookout Point —I fail to see the problem. We were in the area last week and took a careful look.

Letter: Put patients before profits

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

In Chico, just about everyone feels able to discuss the inner workings of Enloe Medical Center, which has been the subject of numerous front-page stories.

Moore wins sprint main, Forsberg closes in on title

Posted: 16 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Every lap mattered a lot more Friday night than it had all season long in the Feather Falls Casino Friday Night Points series.

Outlaws Notebook: Scorpions go without Marshall for Outlaws series

Posted: 16 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — A feature of Chico Outlaws homestands this season for local fans has been the opportunities to get up close and personal with the various Golden Baseball League managers who were once marquee names in the major leagues.

Phelps swims into history, winning 7th gold medal

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

BEIJING (AP) — With history hanging in the balance, Michael Phelps decided to take one more stroke.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Vocalists to sing at Willows church WILLOWS — Andrea Hamilton and Valeri Lopez will sing during Sunday worship at 9:30 a.

Senior Planner

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

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

Sidelines: Wilson gets ninth at NCGA Amateur

Posted: 16 Aug 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Former PGA professional Jim Wilson of Butte Creek Country Club tied for ninth place with a pair of 75s for a 150 total in the NCGA Amateur stroke play Tuesday in Pebble Beach.

Sleeping woman's car catches fire near Lime Saddle Marina

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 04:29 PM CDT

PARADISE — Firefighters worked to quickly extinguish two small vegetation blazes created after a sleeping woman's car caught fire at the entrance to Lime Saddle Marina.

Stepped-up DUI patrols taking place tonight in Chico

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO — Chico police and officers from seven other Butte County law enforcement agencies will conduct a saturation patrol on Chico streets tonight targeting drivers under the influence.

Suspect in alleged carjacking attempt arrested

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO — A man who allegedly attempted to carjack a female driver on West Sacramento Avenue on June 27 was arrested on a warrant Friday by Chico police.

Task force: City can help budget by helping retailers

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO -- A detailed study of Chico's retail-related problems authored by a Chico Chamber of Commerce task force made its way to a City Council committee this week.

Friday, August 15, 2008

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Ailing K-9 police dog is euthanized

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — A police dog still considered to be on active duty, but sidelined last week with an aggressive form of cancer, was humanely euthanized Wednesday night.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Jerry Yang The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jerry Yang for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, violation of probation and willful cruelty

Butte leaders hope for more disaster aid

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A letter from the governor to the president has Butte County officials hoping the result will be more money to pay for the recent fires.

Calendar for Aug. 14 through Aug. 20

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 07:11 AM CDT

Thursday: Aug. 14 Music/Nightclubs COLUSA CASINO: Grooveline. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. COORS AMPITHEATRE: Vans Warped Tour. Featuring Every Time I Die.

Chemical spill trips up Redding traffic

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 03:34 PM CDT

REDDING — A chemical spill on a major highway into Redding's downtown severely disrupted traffic today.

Daily Planner for Friday

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Today Events 22ND ANNUAL CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW, WILLOWS: First of two days in downtown. 5-10 p.m. show and shine, a barbecue, a cruise.

Editorial: Growth plans become struggle

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:29 AM CDT

For more than a year now, the county and the city of Chico have been planning for the future. General Plan discussions have centered around warm and fuzzy visions of how a community should look, with walkable communities, no sprawl, compact urban

Enloe reports serious medication error

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Enloe Medical Center is again out of compliance with Medicare standards after a serious medication error at the hospital July 31.

Fire season: It's really just beginning -- 89,000 acres and counting: Butte fire season far from over

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Despite a succession of wildfires that have burned a record 89,000 acres in Butte County since May, officials warn that the worst part of fire season still lies ahead.

Hamilton Elementary opening goes smoothly

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Neither the smell of burning tar, the pounding of hammers on the roof nor warmer-than-usual classrooms could keep Hamilton Elementary School from opening its doors Thursday.

Letter: Chico State grows as parking shrinks

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

There have been two recent letters to the editor that advocate Chico State require freshmen students leave their cars at home.

Letter: If you're in a sharing mood ...

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Isn't it interesting that some people just can't seem to stop criticizing Israel yet they don't say a word about all the horrible atrocities happening all over the world including in North Korea, Congo, Somalia and Haiti to name a few places?

Letter: It takes courage to say no

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Your editorial condemning the General Plan vote against a research park was disappointing. The vote showed foresight and vision for Butte County.

Letter: Much work to be done on 149 project

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

On Sunday, Aug. 3, you printed an article covering the various roadwork in the Chico/Oroville area. Unfortunately I found a major error in the section covering the 70/149/99 project.

Local briefs

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

ORLAND — A vehicle was found engulfed in flames on an Orland street early Thursday morning not far from nor long after it went missing from a residential neighborhood.

Outlaws Notebook: Former Outlaw Segovia returns with sense of relief

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — John Segovia returned to Nettleton Stadium with the St. George RoadRunners this week just in time to experience a sudden Outlaws rebirth of the rampant bullpen success he was in on early last season.

Outlaws gain breath of fresh error

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Twenty-four innings of tense baseball played in raw summer heat finally boiled the St. George RoadRunners soft at Nettleton Stadium on Thursday night.

Outlaws take advantage of weary 'Runners

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Twenty-four innings of tense baseball played in raw summer heat finally boiled the St. George RoadRunners soft at Nettleton Stadium on Thursday night.

Paid volunteers sought for lookout fire duty

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

PARADISE— If the idea of sitting high in the sky above Butte County sounds enticing, Cal Fire-Butte County may have the perfect opportunity for you.

Paradise to increase septic system fees for first time

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

PARADISE — The cost of flushing stuff down a Paradise septic system is going up. The Town Council agreed this week to increase the cost of the annual Onsite Operating Permit for the first time since the fee was enacted in 1993.

Police report

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

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

Ridge council backs rezoning for developments

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

PARADISE — Two planned residential developments in Paradise took steps forward this week. The Paradise Town Council approved rezoning for two areas.

Seed-collecting workshop set

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- A seed-collecting workshop will be held Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Riparia Farms, 23141Ž2 Estes Road in Chico.

Sidelines: Two nights of racing scheduled

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Silver Dollar Speedway hosts points race No. 19 of 22 tonight in the Feather Falls Casino Friday night championship series, and on Saturday the track will feature the Western Allstars DIRTcar Late Model Series for the first time in nine years along

Sow There: Farmers market is a summer treasure

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:29 AM CDT

In the summer we shop at the farmers markets at least once a week. There are a lot of reasons to shop locally.

Stars sign on for film version of Chicoan's book

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia -- Hollywood stars Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson have signed on to play roles in the movie version of a Chico man's first novel.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Lake Oroville boat launching conditions merit planning ahead

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The water level continues to drop on Lake Oroville, but the Department of Water Resources plans to maintain at least minimal boat launch facilities operational, regardless of how low the water gets.

Student test scores: slight gains, slight losses

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Scores from standardized tests students tackled last spring showed slight gains in some areas and lost ground in others.

Summit seeks more cutting in rural areas

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 03:40 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The state needs to be more aggressive in thinning out forests — and less concerned about conserving trees — if it is to contain wildfires, Republican lawmakers said Wednesday at a Capitol hearing of rural lawmakers.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Art, athletics and the Olympic spirit

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:18 PM CDT

In South Africa, "Ubuntu" is a Xhosa word that essentially means, "I am a person through other persons; my humanity is tied to yours.

Artist combines inspirations from Australia to Oroville

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:18 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Christine MacShane-Henry has been painting for more than 30 years and is emerging as one of northern California's artists on the rise.

Artists sought for Enloe arts panel project

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:18 PM CDT

Enloe Medical Center is seeking artists for its public art panels project for the Enloe parking structure.

Biblio file: Teardrops on parade from local photographer/writer

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:18 PM CDT

Chico's Doug Keister has a thing for "classic recreational vehicles"; his previous books include "Ready to Roll," "Silver Palaces" and "Mobile Mansions," all dealing with one form or another of vacation trailer.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Aug. 14, 2008

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:18 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.

Chico man rolls car on I-5; can't remember crash

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 06:59 PM CDT

WILLIAMS — A man who rolled his car multiple times on Interstate 5 this afternoon reportedly suffered a severe head wound that left him with no memory of the crash.

Cover story: Albino! brings Afrobeat to Chico

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:18 PM CDT

"People definitely shake it," said Albino! band's co-founder Nathan Endsley of typical audience reaction to the sounds and sights of the 10-member Afrobeat assemblage from San Francisco.

Daily Planner: August 14

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

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

Daily Planner: August 15

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Events 22ND ANNUAL CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW, WILLOWS: First of two days in downtown. 5-10 p.m. show and shine, a barbecue, a cruise.

Driver pleads not guilty in fatal highway crash

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Prosecutors said Wednesday initial tests showed an alleged wrong-way driver had nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he crashed into two vehicles on Highway 99 near the Esplanade last week, killing a popular

Editorial: School's back, ready or not

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

It's hard to believe school started this week — before the middle of August, before the local colleges even start, in the midst of a typical summer heat wave.

Environmental council's lawsuit over test wells rejected

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

WILLOWS -- The Butte Environmental Council did not persuade a Glenn County Superior Court judge Wednesday to require more environmental review for a project by Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District to pump seven test wells into deep aquifers in Butte,

Fire protection not easily obtained

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

CHICO -- There's no simple way to guard against wildfires in California, conservationists say. Politicians who call for firing a magic bullet, such as thinning the forests, are simply grandstanding, said Paul Mason, deputy director of the Sierra

Gunman convicted in Palermo killing

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

OROVILLE — It took a little over four hours Wednesday for a Butte County jury to convict a Palermo man of the premeditated, first-degree murder of a teenager in 2006.

Hot, moist weather coming

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Sizzlingly hot temperatures and relatively high humidity will combine to make the next few days uncomfortable.

Kindergartners wide-eyed for their first day of school

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

CHICO -- When Connie Adams' and Olympia Foster's students arrived for school just before noon Wednesday, the first day of school was well under way for others, but everything was new for these kindergartners.

Letter: Dead trees contribute to life of forest

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

I was disappointed in the letter that the logger wrote to E-R on July 31, "Get dead trees out of forest.

Letter: Salsa critic was late to the party

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

As manager of the Chico Certified Farmers Market, I am writing in response to Carol Dutcher's letter to the editor.

Letter: Thank God for Supreme Court

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

I read Jim Qualls' letter regarding the U.S. Constitution and respectfully disagree with his conclusions and statements.

Man who rolled car on I-5 left without memory of crash

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

WILLIAMS — A man who rolled his car multiple times on Interstate 5 Wednesday suffered a severe head wound that allegedly left him with no memory of the crash.

Movie Review: 'Pineapple Express' built for another audience

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:17 PM CDT

"Pineapple Express" stars Judd Apatow and James Franco as a stoner and his pot dealer who accidentally witness a murder, throwing them into adventure they never expected.

Music preview: 'Broken Strings III: The Bridge' concert in Paradise

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:18 PM CDT

PARADISE — "Broken Strings III: The Bridge," the third multi-genre concert produced by VOICE Magazine, will fill the Paradise Performing Arts Center with the sound of music Aug.

Music preview: Debut tour brings singer-song writer Alison Harris to The Crux

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:18 PM CDT

CHICO — Singer songwriter Alison Harris' warm alto voice will grace The Crux Art Collective Saturday when she performs songs from her debut folk album Smoke Rings the Sky, released on Omega Record Aug.

Obnoxious weather coming

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 10:33 AM CDT

Hot, humid, genuinely obnoxious weather is on the horizon. The National Weather Service forecasts that high temperatures will be at or above the century mark at least through the weekend.

Oroville class to reunite Sept. 6

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The Class of 1968 of Oroville Union High School will hold its 40th class reunion Sept.

Outlaws Notebook: The force could be with Luyben

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Slick defensive play and consistent .300 hitting is what pushed the Outlaws to acquire infielder Dan Luyben as part of their trade with the Edmonton Cracker Cats earlier this week that sent Golden Baseball League All-Star Jose Valdez

Palermo man convicted in slaying of teen

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- It took a little over four hours Wednesday for a Butte County jury to convict a Palermo man of the premeditated, first-degree murder of a teenager in 2006.

Paradise Pow Wow back on for Aug. 23-24

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

PARADISE — The fires and resulting smoky conditions forced the Paradise Pow Wow in July to reschedule.

Performing arts briefs

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:17 PM CDT

Comedy show at Lost on Main CHICO — Lost on Main will host a comedy night featuring three stand-up acts including local and national talent.

Police say racing on wide Willows streets won't be tolerated

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

WILLOWS — An increase in reports of street racing and reckless driving has promoted Willows police to issue a warning that the negligent behavior won't be tolerated.

Retail sales drop for first time in 5 months

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Retail sales delivered the weakest performance in five months in July as shoppers shunned autos while they paid more for gas.

School time

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Announcements Oroville High School will have an orientation 8 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. today in the gym, for all in-coming freshmen.

School's on today in Hamilton City

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 12:16 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- After a long special meeting Wednesday night, the Hamilton Elementary School District board voted to open school as scheduled today and appointed an interim superintendent.

Sidelines: Chico State men gain basketball transfer

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico State men's basketball coach Greg Clink announced Wednesday that Sacramento native Zach Graves has transferred to Chico State from the University of Montana.

Silverman proves golden for Outlaws

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Count Bryan Silverman in as another poster boy in the minor league ranks for the value of mixing patience with preparation.

Stansbury Home social set

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

CHICO — The public can step back in time during the Stansbury Home's annual ice cream social Aug.

Student hit darting across The Esplanade

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

CHICO -- On Wednesday, the first day of classes, a 12-year-old Chico Junior High School student was struck by a car and suffered injuries when he emerged from a hedge and darted onto The Esplanade.

Tickets selling fast for Chico Performances' 27th season

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 04:17 PM CDT

CHICO — Be an early bird and buy your tickets now for all your favorite Chico Performances of the 2008-2009 season.

Victim of Colusa County crash identified

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 07:45 PM CDT

COLUSA — The driver killed in a fiery crash on Highway 45 near Grimes Monday night has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as Billie Cole, 42, of Fort Collins, Colo.

Victim of fiery Colusa County crash identified

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:45 PM CDT

COLUSA — The driver killed in a fiery crash on Highway 45 near Grimes Monday night has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as Billie Cole, 42, of Fort Collins, Colo.

Walking the best way to learn about cities

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Walking has always been my instinctive mode of transportation. At the age of 3, when my mom thought I was playing outside of our house in Avenal, I walked a half-mile to the Co-op store where my dad worked.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 11:46 PM CDT

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Ad-fueled bus stops may be arriving soon

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

New bus shelters paid for by advertising may start going up around the county by the end of the year, something transit officials hope will increase bus ridership.

Chico man in traffic stop allegedly threw gun from waistband

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

ORLAND — A Chico man stopped east of Orland for an expired registration and brake light malfunction allegedly threw a gun from his waistband as a Glenn County deputy ordered him out of a vehicle.

Community Roundup: Anderson wins golds at elite swim tourney

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:36 AM CDT

Three Chico AquaJets swimmers were chosen to represent Sierra Nevada Swimming on their All-Star Team that competed at the Western Zone Championships held in Portland, Ore.

Cops' third eye is visionary

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — Police officers in Paradise will soon have a new tool to use when they go out on patrol.

Correction

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Due to a technological error, Travis Souders' story about the San Quentin Giants baseball team did not run in its entirety in Sunday's paper.

Daily Planner: August 13

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:47 AM CDT

Events MUSIC OF MID-1800s to 1950s: 6:30 p.m. Open mic for Boogie-Woogie, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Cajun, Blues, and Classical.

Daily Planner: August 14

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:47 AM CDT

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

Debut tour brings singer-song writer Alison Harris to Chico

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 05:09 PM CDT

CHICO — Singer songwriter Alison Harris' warm alto voice will grace The Crux Art Collective Saturday when she performs songs from her debut folk album Smoke Rings the Sky, released on Omega Record Aug.

Durham High athletes to sign Honor Code

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

DURHAM — Durham High School athletes will be trading an honor code for the Penal Code when it comes to off-campus conduct.

Editorial: Share the blame for budget mess

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:47 AM CDT

California can once again claim the hard-earned dishonor of being the last state in the union to adopt its budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

Fire in Oroville foothills burns house, 10 acres

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 03:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Multiple fires ignited after midnight Monday in the foothills east of Oroville, consuming about 10 acres of vegetation and a two-story house, according to fire authorities.

Forest Ranch Charter School to start Sept. 2

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — Forest Ranch Charter School is starting its school year a little later than Chico Unified School District, but that day, Sept.

GE brings Oroville man's talents to light

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 03:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An actor seen throwing the discus in a GE commercial, now airing during the Olympics, grew up in Oroville.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Daniel Charles Appel The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Daniel Charles Appel for making a false crime report, giving false information to a peace officer,

Gridley to be fogged tonight

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 03:08 PM CDT

GRIDLEY — Two areas around Gridley are due to be sprayed for mosquito control tonight, according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Hamilton High acquiring emergency call system

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Hamilton High School's board of Trustees Monday approved a new messaging system that will automatically call students' homes and contact numbers quickly in an emergency situation.

Identity of man killed in fiery Colusa County crash sought

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 04:09 PM CDT

WILLIAMS — The California Highway Patrol wants to talk with anyone who may know the identity of a man driving a white Oldsmobile Regency on Highway 45 in Colusa County Monday night.

Letter: Council's hands weren't tied on dump

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:47 AM CDT

Alan Gair asks, "Remember the Humboldt Road burn dump?" Yes, I do. "Council's hands were tied," he states.

Letter: Dolan only concerned about two jobs

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:47 AM CDT

Your editorial regarding Supervisor Jane Dolan and her constant fear of any developments in her district, or anyone else's for that matter, is right on target.

Letter: Eve showed intelligence, courage

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:47 AM CDT

A recent "Tell It to the E-R" caller was quick to point out that the original sinner was a woman. If that story were accurate we could find more fault with Adam, who not only failed to protect his woman, and please pardon the sexism in that

Letter: Stop the political sabotage

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:47 AM CDT

It's a tough time for social conservatives. Our own utility company, PG&E, has given a quarter of a million dollars of our money to radically redefine marriage for all of us.

Local briefs

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Teachers' contract on agenda DURHAM — A contract with the faculty union will be on the agenda for Thursday's meeting of the Durham Unified School District Board of Trustees.

Oroville boy to have third open heart surgery

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A 3-year old Oroville boy is going to have his third open heart surgery next Tuesday, and the third fundraiser to help the family is scheduled for this Wednesday at Round Table Pizza.

Outlaws Notebook: Valdez traded, Garcia signs with Rockies

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

CHICO — Some business was done while the Outlaws had their two-day break so rare for this late in the season.

Outlaws flip on the victory light

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:37 AM CDT

CHICO — A light bulb in center field at Nettleton Stadium blew out loudly late Tuesday. Literally and figuratively, that was the biggest explosion the Outlaws and St.

Sidelines: Nor Cal SAAC to visit Willows

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:36 AM CDT

The Northern California Shelby American Automobile Club is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Mini-National Convention in Willows at Thunderhill Raceway Park over the Labor Day weekend, Aug.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: A lesson on saving savory flavors for winter

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — Waiting for the first garden tomato to ripen seems like an eternity. Next, three or four are ripe at once, enough for the exquisite pleasure of the first tomato sandwich of summer.

That time — again

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 02:44 AM CDT

Students crowd Paradise High School's cafeteria on Tuesday to grab their schedules on the first day of classes.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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'Fundamental differences': City expansion into county area could cause squabble

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- A decision on how Chico should grow isn't just the city's choice. City planner Holly Keeler said all nine areas outside the city under consideration for growth are disputed by Butte County.

Back to school: Orland goes first, but early August school openings are common

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Teachers and administrators at C.K. Price Middle School considered the first day of school a smooth one.

Campus clips

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Butte ball players move on Six Butte College baseball players will be transferring to four-year universities for the fall semester.

Chico chamber executive leaves to take Live Oak leadership post

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- Longtime Chico Chamber of Commerce executive Jim Goodwin, 46, has announced his resignation from the business group to become the city manager of Live Oak.

Chico teens badly hurt in weekend crash

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:37 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Two Chico teenagers suffered major injuries Saturday morning when their car, a 2001 Honda, went out of control on Highway 99 south of Highway 162, and was struck broadside.

Craig fire fully contained after burning 2,000 acres

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS — Despite a new blaze in the area Sunday that blackened two acres and threatened structures, firefighters were able to fully contain the Craig Fire by early Monday morning.

Daily Planner: August 12

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events ENLOE CHILDREN'S HEALTH CENTER: 10:30-11:30 a.m. "Healthy Teeth - Healthy Children." Focuses on good dental health for newborns to five-year-olds.

Daily Planner: August 13

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events MUSIC OF MID-1800s to 1950s: 6:30 p.m. Open mic for Boogie-Woogie, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Cajun, Blues, and Classical.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': The Five-Pultz win Bidwell Twilight League

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The El Rancho Chico Golf Club (Bidwell Park GC) Twilight League champions were crowned last week when the team of Craig Fellner, Helmut Bloo, Lloyd Hightower, John Jenswold and Steve Nord (the 5-Pultz) defeated the team of Gard Anderson, Dave Welsh,

Fence panels returned to Oroville Cemetery

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The historic fence panels stolen from the Oroville Cemetery July 29 were found leaning up against a fence at the Wyandotte Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Firefighters revive dogs at Palermo house fire

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 03:13 AM CDT

PALERMO — Firefighters responding to a house fire Thursday became heroes not only to the home's two human residents, but to their three dogs as well.

InnerView: Carey Gross works to promote a right, a priveldge

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO — Carey Gross wears a bright orange bracelet with the word "read" inscribed in eight languages.

Letter: Change not a threatening concept

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Jerusalem's 2000-year-old Western Wall is revered as Judaism's holiest site. It stands where the Bible says King Solomon built the first Jewish Temple.

Letter: Police, pursuit group must work together

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

What the Prianos are doing with Pursuit Safety is honorable and commendable. The Prianos experienced one of the worst situations that can occur: the loss of a child.

Letter: Words are not enough

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

"Words are not enough" to express sincere appreciation for the incredible service provided to protect our community during the recent Camp Fire.

Local Briefs

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

School start prompts safety warnings in Glenn WILLOWS — With schools opening Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in Glenn County, Sheriff Larry Jones issued a statement recently asking parents, children and the public to be cautious.

Older bank robber closes Esplanade with bomb threat

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- The US Bank branch on The Esplanade was evacuated Monday afternoon, and the roadway closed down for 2.

Outlaws hoping for playoff run

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Though the Chico Outlaws are competing for the Golden Baseball League North Division's second-half playoff spot, it will be the South Division's postseason race that takes center stage at Nettleton Stadium this week.

Sidelines: Roller hockey registration slated

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Registration for the fall season of youth roller hockey will be taken from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 20 and 21 at Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr.

Slaying suspect's fate rests with jury

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The fate of a Palermo man accused of the execution-style slaying of an Oroville teenager is now in the hands of a jury.

TV station owner Chester Smith dies

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Chester Smith, who owned 13 California and Oregon television stations including Fox Network-affiliate KCVU Channel 30 in Chico and Redding, died on Friday in Palo Alto, at Stanford Medical Center, of heart failure at age 78.

Teachers unpack supplies, pack their minds

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO -- Teachers unpacked supplies in classrooms Monday afternoon, after packing their minds with training that morning.

Three underage drinkers arrested on suspicion of assault

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE — Three Paradise teenagers allegedly being served drinks at the Optimo Lounge on the Skyway Saturday night were arrested after one of them pulled a gun on a patron, then fled in a vehicle with the others.

UPDATE: Esplanade reopened after bank robbery bomb scare

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 07:53 PM CDT

CHICO — The Esplanade was reopened shortly after 5 tonight when officials determined an object left at the scene of a bank robbery wasn't explosive.

Underage bar patrons arrested after assault

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 03:21 PM CDT

PARADISE — Three Paradise teenagers allegedly being served drinks at the Optimo Lounge on the Skyway Saturday night were arrested after one of them pulled a gun on a patron, then fled in a vehicle with the others.

Vehicles burn after deadly crash

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 02:04 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — A man riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle died Sunday night in a crash that left the bike, and the car it hit, destroyed by flames.

Monday, August 11, 2008

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Blog Log

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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

But This is Chico: Fiesta Rancho Chico became yearly event

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I'm just about at the end of the stories readers sent in about Bidwell Mansion covering the period since it became a state park in 1964.

Clinton to headline her own night at convention

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline her own night at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama's campaign announced Sunday in a nod to her strong second-place showing in the party's presidential primary.

Daily Planner: August 11

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: August 12

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events ENLOE CHILDREN'S HEALTH CENTER: 10:30-11:30 a.m. "Healthy Teeth - Healthy Chldren." Focuses on good dental health for newborns to five-year-olds.

Defense attorney paints portraits of serial killers

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

MODESTO (SHNS) — When Modesto criminal defense attorney Martin Baker isn't trying a case or preparing for one, he needs an outlet — a way to relax and to leave a tough day in court behind.

From the ashes arises empathy

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

When fire swept through the Concow area July 8, Reta Rickmers and Jamie Albertie lost not only their home on Pine Cluster Lane, but also most of their possessions, including dozens of paintings the two artists had done.

Full Craig Fire containment expected by sometime today

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The Craig Fire was reported 95 percent contained Sunday. A small fire in a nearby area hampered the efforts of firefighters, who had hoped for full containment by Sunday.

Hamilton City man arrested for allegedly obstructing police officer

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — A Hamilton City man was arrested Saturday for allegedly obstructing a peace officer and failing to report to jail for a similar charge.

It's time to start football practice

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 06:48 AM CDT

Anybody who has known me for more than 11 minutes is aware that I am an unrepentantly sentimental guy.

Just chillin'

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

On a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon, Chris Stewart decided to try something refreshing, but not just in the sense of cooling off.

News of our past

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Area hasn't felt state shortage of teacher subs' The high failure rate of people taking the state's new basic skill proficiency test for prospective teachers is making

Patrick Kinmartin's column, 'Simply Golden': 1961-When Silver Sox were fashionable

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 03:40 PM CDT

With less than a month now left in the Golden Baseball League season, what could be the final incarnation of the Reno Silver Sox is near its finish.

Propane explosions in Toronto force evacuations

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

TORONTO (AP) — Explosions at a propane facility forced thousands of people to evacuate early Sunday, and witnesses described the sky lighting up in the glow of an enormous fireball before turning black with billowing smoke.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

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6 p.m.: Evacuation orders, road closures removed

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 09:19 PM CDT

All evacuation orders and road closures for the Craig Fire have been lifted and full containment is expected Sunday.

All About Us: Road trip delivers welcome aroma of home

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

In my short but nonetheless exciting teenage life, I have been to enough places that I can say, without a doubt, Chico is one of the best-smelling places one could ever encounter on the journey of life.

Baseball program San Quentin's model for easing racial tension

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

SAN QUENTIN -- With the highly regarded San Quentin Giants hosting games twice a week, the exercise yard at the California prison sees much of its traffic make its way to the diamond at some point to watch.

Berry Festival not bothered by blazes

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK -- Threatening fires have backed off Berry Creek, allowing the 10th annual Berry Festival to happen Saturday, offering all sorts of berry concoctions, including pies, teas and sundaes.

Beyond

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Ide Adobe Day the past RED BLUFF — The annual Ide Adobe Day is Aug. 16, filled with food and history.

Craig Fire containment expected today

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

All evacuation orders and road closures for the Craig Fire were lifted Saturday at 6 p.m., and full containment is expected today.

Daily Planner: August 10

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Performances PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: Northern California Ballet summer workshop performance.

Daily Planner: August 11

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 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.

Dave Davies column: Local QBs make names well-known

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:48 AM CDT

Apparently, Brett Favre has issues with former Butte College quarterbacks from Chico, or at least it seems that way now that the weeks-long drama of his divorce from the Green Bay Packers became official on Thursday with a trade to the New York Jets.

Editorial: Need filled; now it's up to dog owners

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Once again, we'd like to congratulate the Chico Area Recreation and Park District for listening to its constituents.

Father of former Olympian killed in Beijing

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

BEIJING — The fatal stabbing of the father of a former Olympian at a Beijing landmark cast a sad shadow over the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday, just hours after China's jubilant opening of the Summer Games.

Geology adds to groundwater mystery

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — The geologic history of the Sacramento Valley has created a patchwork of soil types, some suited for groundwater storage and some not.

Georgia: In 'state of war' over South Ossetia

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

OUTSIDE TSKHINVALI, Georgia (AP) — Russia and small, U.S.-allied Georgia headed toward a wider war Saturday as Russian tanks rumbled into the contested province of South Ossetia and Russian aircraft bombed a Georgian town, escalating a

In San Quentin, you're on your own

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

SAN QUENTIN -- If you know only one thing before entering San Quentin State Prison, it's that your life, to the guards in sniper towers, is not more valuable than the continued incarceration of the convicted felons who could quite conceivably hold

Letter: Big thanks for Orland Fourth supporters

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

On behalf of the Orland Historical and Cultural Society, we would like to extend a great big thank you to each and everyone of the hundreds who attended the 33rd Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Orland"s Vinsonhaler Park.

Letter: Recall not worth the price

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

For the past 42 years I have been employed by the Glenn County Office of Education and have worked for five superintendents: Ray Becker, Ralph Herman, Lloyd Hubbard, Joni Samples and Arturo Barrera.

Letter: Vote wisely in November

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

A recent e-mail attempted to sway my opinion against the Democratic nominee by purporting the removal of the U.

Letters: 'Dinner with Bidwells' a delight

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

On Saturday night, Aug. 2, our family and friends experienced a delightful evening enjoying "Dinner with the Bidwells" at Bidwell Mansion.

Letters: Council meeting informative

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I wish to thank the E-R for its Aug. 5 editorial, "One more chance to shape city's future." Although I seldom attend council meetings, it piqued my interest enough to go.

Letters: Drug policy change needed

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Your newspaper prints pictures of the "Most Wanted" by local law enforcement, with a short description of their crimes.

Letters: Ramsey is last man standing

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

It would appear District Attorney Michael Ramsey has been forced to carry his own water in defending the judicial travesty of the Gregory Wright case, as evidenced by his letter of July 29.

Letters: Supervisors lack education on tribal issue

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

It is important that Butte County voters trust their county supervisors to make educated decisions on their behalf.

Letters: Thanks for the tunnel

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The Bidwell Parks and Playground Commission deserves our thanks. Its new bike/pedestrian tunnel beneath Cypress/Pine and the accompanying paths and bridge will provide us with many benefits.

Letters: Wright a 'Special Ed Kid'

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I am responding to Mike Ramsey's letter of a few days ago on Greg Wright. Did Wright take hostages into the classroom or did he go into the band room where students were gathered and allowed those who wanted to leave go?

Marking a milestone: Salvation Army center has first female grad

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO — Madena Schofield has squeezed a lot of living into her 45 years, maybe a little bit too much.

More Nebraska Beef recalled despite assurances

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

OMAHA, Neb. — Federal authorities last month assured consumers that a meat plant linked to nearly 50 illnesses caused by tainted ground beef had made enough changes after a recall to ensure that its products were safe.

One down, 7 to go for Phelps in Beijing

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

BEIJING — Michael Phelps got one of his toughest races out of the way, and it couldn't have been any easier.

Outlaws split with Silver Sox

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:48 AM CDT

They are deemed rivals mainly because of their regional proximity to each other, but close battles until the finish have also been a fixture in Golden Baseball League North Division matchup Outlaws and Reno Silver Sox.

Patrick Kinmartin's column, 'Simply Golden': 1961-When Silver Sox were fashionable

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:48 AM CDT

With less than a month now left in the Golden Baseball League season, what could be the final incarnation of the Reno Silver Sox is near its finish.

People on the Street

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Elementary schools start next week in four local districts. Is this too early? Asked at the Thursday Night Market in downtown Chico.

Roadwork Roundup for August 10

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico MANZANITA AVENUE — Widening of the bridges over Big Chico Creek and Lindo Channel is expected to begin this week.

Salvation Army captains settling into Chico life

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

"My first desire is to have five years in the community," he said Aug. 4 by phone. Stratton was on the road to Yuba City from Chico, where he was picking up his son at the baby-sitter's.

San Quentin baseball offers local team, inmates perspective By TRAVIS SOUDERS - Sports Writer

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

The San Quentin Giants didn't see it that way. They were playing to win. As unique of an experience as it was for the Nor Cal Pirates, the semipro baseball team that ventured into the state's oldest and most notorious prison Aug.

The Bookshef: "The London Eye Mystery"

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

What goes up must come down, right? At least that is what Ted and Kat believed until the day their cousin takes a ride on the London Eye observation wheel and disappears in the process.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

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Becker closes the gap on Forsberg at Silver Dollar

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Oroville's Sean Becker won the 410 winged sprint car feature race on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, his third feature win of the season.

Butte candidate lists set in some races

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — When the clock hit 5 p.m. Friday evening, the candidates for some local races were finalized for the Nov.

Butte reports human West Nile case

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 04:47 PM CDT

A Butte County resident has contracted West Nile virus, according to the county Public Health Department.

Chico man pleads not guilty to killing grandfather

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

SANTA ROSA -- A Chico man charged with the shotgun slaying of his grandfather in May has entered a plea of not guilty to homicide and other crimes related to the shooting.

China opens its long-sought Olympics spectacularly

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

BEIJING -- China didn't just walk onto the world stage. It soared over it. At last playing its long-sought role as Olympic host, China opened the Summer Games in spectacular fashion Friday with an extravaganza of fireworks and pageantry dramatizing

Daily Planner: August 10

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

Performances PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: Northern California Ballet summer workshop performance.

Daily Planner: August 9

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

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

Driver gives account of fatal shooting

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A young Palermo man told sheriff's detectives he shot and killed an Oroville teenager inside a moving car nearly two years ago, suspecting the victim might have been a child molester.

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

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

HIT — Cutbacks are never pleasant, but the city of Chico is working hard to find innovative ways to save money.

Final journey

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

Firefighter Steven Edward Zinn took one last ride in a fire truck Friday in Chico, when a Plumas National Forest engine carried his flag-draped casket from his funeral at the Neighborhood Church south of town to the Chico Cemetery.

Freeway offramp closed overnight

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 04:47 PM CDT

CHICO — The northbound offramp from Highway 99 to East First Avenue will be closed overnight to aid construction work.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

Chico services today: Almond Blossom Fellowship/Kingdom Dynamics Ministry Center, 2540 Zanella Way, Suite 20: Worship service with message series, "Finding Your Place in the Kingdom of God," from Pastors Robin and Tina Henson; 9 a.

Glenn County sheriff's officers promoted, sworn in during ceremonies Friday

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones promoted two correctional officers and a sheriff's deputy Friday in a brief swearing-in ceremony at the county jail.

Letter: Beauty of Lookout Point gone

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

Driving down Skyway Tuesday, July 29, I was shocked when I drove by Lookout Point. Large earth equipment was digging up the entire front section — end to end.

Letter: Congratulations to local all-stars

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

We would like to say congratulations and a job well done to the players, manager and coach of the Chico Central Little League 9-10-year-old All-Star Team.

Letter: Learn to live less wasteful

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

Your attempt at delineating the difference in discouraging and banning cars for freshmen at Chico State University (Editorial, July 30) is commendable.

Letter: Race drivers not athletes?

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

Leland Gordon's recent article concluded race car drivers are not athletes. Really? I would like to see Gordon go to the Indy Brickyard, put on full racing gear, climb into a Sprint Cup COT and drive 400 miles at racing speed in the heat of the day.

Letter: Thank you for help

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

On Saturday, Aug. 2 we lost a loved one at the Thermalito Forebay. There were many wonderful people who helped during this emergency.

Local Briefs

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

Memorial for caterer planned CHICO — In remembrance of Amit Tandon, a member of the Chico Certified Farmers' Markets, a remembrance table will be set up at the Chico Saturday Farmers Market today at East Second and Wall streets.

New UCC pastor inspired by pope

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

CHICO — The Rev. Jim Peck has an unusual background for a United Church of Christ minister. He was raised Southern Baptist, began his working career as a regional planner and was inspired to become a pastor by Pope John Paul II.

New cookbook from Bare on the Ridge

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

MAGALIA — It seemed like a fun idea. After an outing to see "Menopause The Musical" in San Francisco, the women made up their minds.

Orland General Plan policy draft completed

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

ORLAND — Policy changes proposed for the current Orland General Plan update were unveiled Thursday night at a public workshop at the Orland High School.

Orland, Willows city council races set for November ballot

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Clerks at the Glenn County election office were busy Friday processing papers for last-minute candidates running for election in November.

Outlaws cough up lead again in another loss to Reno

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 02:17 AM CDT

For the second time in three nights, the Chico Outlaws' bullpen had a meltdown. The Reno Silver Sox were once again the beneficiaries.

Pilots complain airlines restrict fuel to cut cost

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Pilots are complaining that their airline bosses, desperate to cut costs, are forcing them to fly uncomfortably low on fuel.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

New pastor at Biggs Methodist church BIGGS — Tony Albiston is the new pastor at the Biggs Community United Methodist Church, corner of Fifth and C streets.

Rose, at 100

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

Rose Arent turned 100 Aug. 3 and celebrated with family and friends at her home, Windsor Chico Care Center.

Senior Planner

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Six Butte baseball players transfer

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Six Butte College baseball players will be transferring to four-year universities for the fall semester.

Solar backpacks surprise seven students

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Seven students who attended Evergreen 6 School at one time or another returned to the school Friday for a surprise.

Suspect in DUI manslaughter case enters no plea

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Troy L. Hovey, 36, declined to enter a plea during his arraignment in Butte County Superior Court Friday on charges of felony drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter.

Willows police will join nationwide DUI action

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Police will launch a two-week crackdown on drunken driving Friday, as part of a nationwide effort to get impaired motorists off the road.

Young woman is Butte's first West Nile victim

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A young woman became mildly ill with what officials called Butte County's first confirmed case of West Nile virus this year.

Friday, August 08, 2008

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Butte's most wanted for August 8

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Michael David Hope The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Michael David Hope for felony warrants charging him with possession and transportation of a controlled

Craig Fire suffers blow-up

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS — Smoke plumes shot into the sky Thursday morning as officials said a section of the Craig Fire, burning near Lake Oroville's Craig Saddle Recreation Area, made another run through dry vegetation.

Crash victim to be remembered at Thursday Night Market

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 04:56 PM CDT

CHICO — Amit Tandon, a local business owner and longtime vendor at the Thursday Night Market, will be remembered with a small memorial in his regular booth space tonight.

Crazy eights

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Garret Fisher is likely to get eight presents for his birthday. That number, considered important enough by the Chinese to plan their Olympics around it, figures prominently in his life, as well.

Crowd learns about 'crisis intervention'

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:24 AM CDT

CHICO — More than 200 people heard Sam Cochran talk Thursday about the value of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training, which helps police deal with mentally ill people.

Daily Planner

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Friday Events ALTAR RUMMAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Parish Hall, A and Mill streets, Orland. Hosted by St.

Delta plan subject of Chico meeting

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — The strategic plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will be the subject of a series of public meetings, including one in Chico.

Editorial: A change of heart on traffic calming

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

A few days ago, we passed through the intersection of Floral and Manzanita avenues in north Chico and thought, "What a great spot for a roundabout.

Ex-Chico State instructor's marijuana sales case resolved with plea bargain

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A former Chico State University instructor could face up to three years in prison, after pleading guilty in court Thursday to possession for sale of a large amount of marijuana.

Glenn supervisors may be talking layoffs

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Layoffs are over the horizon in Glenn County, or so members of the Board of Supervisors indicated this week in response to word of an estimated $1.

Hamilton City elementary school superintendent resigns

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:53 PM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Superintendent Hector Gonzalez resigned from Hamilton Union Elementary School District Wednesday, just a week before school resumes.

Hamilton superintendent resigns from elementary school post

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Hamilton Union Elementary School Superintendent and Principal Hector Gonzalez resigned Wednesday night after obtaining approval from three members of the school board at a special meeting.

Highway 99 accident

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

(Ty Barbour/Staff Photo)

Latest lightning fires contained

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

All 17 lightning fires cropping up Wednesday around Butte County have either been contained or burned themselves out, officials said.

Letter: It's time to drill

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Barack Obama has proposed a "Windfall Profits Tax" on the oil companies for five years to fund a one-time rebate of $1,000 for each American family.

Letter: Talk of restitution needed

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Recently in the news it has come to light that many home buyers in America were "tricked" by sleazy lending practices under the guise of "creative financing.

Letter: U.S. messed up in the Middle East

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Do you think it was fair for the U.N. to take land from the Palestinians to form a homeland for the Israelis?

Master Gardeners are there to help

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Butte County's Master Gardener Program is up and running, and several special question-and-answer days are planned at local nurseries.

Mosquito fogging planned tonight

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 04:38 PM CDT

The Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District plans to spray for mosquitoes tonight in broad areas that include Thermalito, Richvale, Nelson, Dayton, Nord and Hamilton City.

Olympic overlap: Beijing Games delayed on TV, live on Internet

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

BEIJING -- The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics will be quite a sight, a glorious, colorful event made for big-screen viewing Friday night.

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws' rivalry with Reno stays calm

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Familiarity hasn't quite bred contempt yet between the Chico Outlaws and Reno Silver Sox.

Outlaws bounce back with 11-0 win over Silver Sox

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — The bigger the lead, the harder it is to blow. That's what the Chico Outlaws learned Thursday night at Nettleton Stadium in an 11-0 thrashing of the Reno Silver Sox, the same team that fought back from deficits three times the night

Self-defense workshop tonight

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Azad's Martial Arts Family Center will conduct a free personal safety and self-defense workshop for kids and adults starting at 6 tonight.

Sidelines: Speedway hosts three divisions

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The Feather Falls Casino Friday night points championship series is nearing completion, and tonight marks points race number 19 of 22 at Silver Dollar Speedway featuring the 410 winged sprint cars, dirt modifieds and nonwinged sprints.

Sow There: Climate envy is temporary

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

It's nice to get away for a while. It's also nice to be home. Driving the back roads from Chico always reminds me of why I choose to live in Northern California.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: New state record set for catfish

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

A new California state record for catfish was set last week at San Diego's Lake San Vicente. A monstrous 113.

Strike at Enloe called off for now

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 05:27 PM CDT

CHICO — Plans for a strike by service workers at Enloe Medical Center have been put on hold. After meeting with a mediator Wednesday, negotiators for the hospital and the union announced they had made progress and that the two-day strike would

Thomas Enloe's life celebrated

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Dr. Thomas S. Enloe Sr., the son of the founder of Enloe Medical Center, will be remembered at a celebration Saturday at the Chico hospital.

Trial begins for second defendant in Palermo slaying

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Jurors Thursday began hearing evidence against a second man accused in a fatal shooting nearly two years ago of an Oroville teenager inside a moving car.

Two workshops set

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

A workshop on seed collecting will take place Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Riparia Farm, at the end of Normal and Estes.

Union calls off hospital strike in favor of talks

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — It appears there won't be a strike at Enloe Medical Center next week after all. The union, which told Enloe it would strike for two days, has rescinded the strike order in favor of more bargaining.

Victim of fatal crash remembered at market

Posted: 08 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- Business owner and longtime Thursday Night Market vendor Amit Tandon, killed Wednesday in a vehicle crash, was remembered by friends and customers at a memorial set up in his regular booth space Thursday.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

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'Chico Idol' Samantha Francis aims for career in show business

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- "The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props & the audience that lifts you when you're down.

10:30 a.m. update: Up to a dozen new lightning fires suspected

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:50 PM CDT

COHASSET — As many as 12 new fires, eight on the Cohasset ridge alone, may have been started by early morning lightning strikes.

Art briefs

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- The works of local artist Jean Gallagher's Haori series of paintings are currently on display at the James Snidle Fine Arts Gallery.

Biblio File: Book shows origin of Orland's 'Farm Sanctuary'

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:34 PM CDT

In 1985 Gene Baur worked at Greenpeace in Chicago, became a vegetarian and (with his then-wife Lorri) founded Farm Sanctuary.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Aug. 7, 2008

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 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.

Calendar highlight: Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mosquito Serenade Concert in Anderson RiverPark in Anderson.

Calendar highlight: Wayne Hancock

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Texas musician Wayne "The Train" Hancock will play authentic country at 9:30 p.m. today at Nick's Night Club in Chico, along with Three Fingers Whiskey and The Shankers.

Check It Out: Reference Service to the rescue

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Fans of Prairie Home Companion radio show may be familiar with the character "Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian.

Chico icon Pageant Theatre still reeling along

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- Like a well-loved aunt falling apart at the seams, the old Pageant Theatre at Sixth and Flume streets has become a Chico icon.

Correction

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

An article about a possible drowning victim in Wednesday's paper incorrectly spelled the deceased woman's name.

Cover story: Dillinger auctions art for clean water in Africa

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:36 PM CDT

CHICO -- Norm Dillinger lives in that house. You know the one. It sits brazenly on Orient Street, plastered in a loud chaos of paintings, animal statues and, yes, even automobiles done up with millions of tiny spots of bright color.

Craig Fire 50 percent contained, burning in place

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS -- The Craig Fire, burning north of Lumpkin Road near the Craig Saddle Recreation Area, is 50 percent contained and hasn't grown in two days, fire officials said.

Daily Planner: August 7

Posted: 07 Aug 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: August 8

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events ALTAR RUMMAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Parish Hall, A and Mill streets, Orland. Hosted by St. Dominic Altar Society.

DeGarmo visitors celebrate dog days of summer

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO -- It only took Dezzy a short time to stretch her legs in a park built just for her. The 9-month-old Australian shepherd and Labrador mix usually only has a brick patio area and a little bit of a yard to roam in and gets most of her exercise

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR FOR AUG. 7-13

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Thursday, Aug. 7 Music/Nightclubs CAFE CODA: Spoken word set with Daniel Vera. 265 Humboldt Ave. $5.

Fries'dat produces 'Holler Back -- [not] Voting in an American Town'

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Local freelance editor and producer lulu Fries'dat's first full-length feature film "Holler Back -- [not] Voting in an American Town," a documentary that explores why more young people don't vote, will play at 7:15 p.

Hay truck fire cleared; I-5 open

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 03:35 PM CDT

CORNING — The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 are open again after a big rig hauling hay caught on fire about 7 a.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Mamma Mia' a fun film with catchy tunes

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

"Mamma Mia," a film adaptation of a Broadway musical featuring ABBA music, stars Meryl Streep as a woman faced with the fact that she doesn't know who her daughter's father is when all three candidates show up at her daughter's wedding.

Inmate dead from hanging injuries

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office said an inmate who attempted to hang himself in his jail cell Monday was pronounced dead Wednesday after life support was removed at the request of relatives.

Leland Gordon's column 'Hack at the Track': Racers tempt danger and accept risks

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

We flirt with danger every time we drive an automobile. They're powerful machines and us little ole' humans are helpless to stop one once momentum takes control.

Letter: Christianity under attack

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

As a nation, should our ties be with Israel or Jesus Christ? It is impossible to hold both positions and have total loyalty to either.

Letter: Fish ladder coverage appreciated

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

I would like to thank the local media for coverage of the Iron Canyon Fish Ladder Rehabilitation Project.

Letter: Proposition 2 will hurt farmers

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

While I appreciate you're your recent decision to run the Associated Press article, "Animal Rights Law would require room to roam" (July 27), I am disappointed by your decision to announce the "party" being hosted by the issue proponents on the

Letter: Thanks for the donations

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The Teddy Bears and Children's Book Drive founders, Rose, 8, and Sage, 5, would like to thank all the community members that donated bears and books.

Lightning sparks 17 new fires

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

COHASSET -- Among 17 new lightning-caused blazes mapped in Butte County by fire officials Wednesday, just two continue to actively burn.

Local Briefs

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Aanestad urges action to cancel Medi-Cal cuts SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, urged the Legislature Wednesday to cancel cuts in Medi-Cal provider rates.

Music preview: Metal band Blood of Cain dripping with ambition

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:34 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Metalheads prepare for a rockin' month. The searing death/black-metal band Blood of Cain has a hot August schedule -- starting tonight in Oroville.

Music preview: X-Ray Press set for high-energy show in Chico

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:34 PM CDT

CHICO -- X-Ray Press isn't an average young rock band full of self-taught musicians. Two and a half years ago, three of the four band members met at the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Nevada City Film Festival

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

NEVADA CITY -- The 8th annual Nevada City Film Festival will be held Aug. 14-17 in downtown Nevada City, Calif.

North State Voices: Conquering my fear of the dagger

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Under most circumstances, I would consider bringing a dagger on vacation crazy, and using it criminally insane.

One dead in grinding head-on collision north of Chico

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- One man was killed and two badly injured in a head-on collision involving three vehicles Wednesday night near the intersection of Highway 99 and The Esplanade.

One dead in three-vehicle crash on Highway 99

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — One person is dead after three vehicles collided on Highway 99 just north of The Esplanade tonight.

Orland Council OKs police pay hike

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

ORLAND — The Orland City Council reluctantly — but unanimously — approved an agreement Monday to increase salaries and other benefits for police and engineers.

Oroville man's sentence upped to 22 years

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville parolee, already looking at 14 years in prison for wounding a Butte County sheriff's deputy with his own gun, had an additional eight years tacked onto his sentence Wednesday over recent threats to stab a jail guard.

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws set record, hold Reno without a steal

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Those eight stolen bases that broke the organization record by the fourth inning of Tuesday's win for the Chico Outlaws had an auspicious vibe since they came against a Reno Silver Sox team depleted as can be at the catcher position.

Outlaws loss has three times the fury

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:28 AM CDT

CHICO — Casey Garrison even admitted it — a victory for his team over the Reno Silver Sox on Wednesday night should have arrived early, well before the dark sky above.

Pirates on board this Saturday

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — A group of friends from Cohasset and Paradise will gather early in the morning Saturday for a float down the Sacramento River with a pirate theme.

Probation revoked in bogus parking ticket case

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A judge revoked probation Wednesday for a former Palermo man convicted four years ago of dispensing his own handmade tickets to motorists parked illegally in handicapped zones.

School time

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Announcements Applications are currently being accepted at Challenge Charter High School, 2750 Mitchell Ave.

Schools rush to be ready for students

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

ORLAND -- The first of three phases of construction at Orland schools is nearing completion, but only a few of the projects tapped money from the bond approved by voters in February.

Survey of shows support for diverse communities

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

PARADISE -- A survey of ridge residents found that nearly two-thirds of respondents said it was important to live in a diverse community.

Theater briefs

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Ballet students perform Sunday PARADISE -- The Northern California Ballet's summer workshop performances will take place at 2 p.

Theater review: Children star in comedy 'The Big Bad Wolf'

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:35 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Theater Company's "Rising Stars" delivered a fractured fairy tale version of "The Big Bad Wolf" to a receptive crowd on Aug.

Three Paradise incumbents seek re-election

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

PARADISE -- After contemplating a move away from the public spotlight, Councilwoman Robin Huffman has taken out papers seeking a second term in office.

Three killed in Colusa County crash

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 05:11 PM CDT

MAXWELL — Two people from Yuba City and a woman from Southern California were killed Tuesday afternoon when a passenger car pulled in front of a van on Highway 99W at the Maxwell overpass for Interstate 5.

Three killed in Colusa County crash on Highway 99W

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

MAXWELL -- Two people from Yuba City and a woman from Southern California were killed Tuesday afternoon when a passenger car pulled in front of a van on Highway 99W at the Maxwell overpass for Interstate 5.

UPDATE: 9 presumed dead in wildfire helicopter crash

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:54 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight firefighters and a pilot are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter that had just picked up workers battling a blaze in a Northern California forest, officials said today.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 07 Aug 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.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

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7:20 p.m.: Craig Fire prompts immediate threat evacuations

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 09:23 PM CDT

FORBESTOWN — The Butte County Sheriff's Office has ordered immediate threat evacuations of Onyett, Cedar Creek, Mills Ranch and Kanaka Ranch roads north of Lumpkin Road, as the Craig Fire continues to grow.

8 a.m.: Smoke, wreck, thunder

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:06 AM CDT

Smoke on the horizon, trouble on the road, and the potential of fire from the sky are all on tap today.

Almost two months of fires have claimed 202 dwellings

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- With a new fire closing roads and spurring evacuation concerns in the foothills, Butte County's Board of Supervisors were given a quick rundown on what nearly two months of blazes have done.

Assemblyman's bill signed, allowing fire safe councils to hire inmates

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — A bill authored by Assemblyman Rick Keene, R-Chico, that aids wildfire prevention work was signed into law by Gov.

Bertagna says he will not seek fourth term

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

CHICO — With three terms behind him, Chico City Councilor Steve Bertagna said Tuesday he will not seek a fourth term on the council.

Bertagna won't seek fourth term on City Council

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

CHICO -- With three terms behind him, Chico City Councilor Steve Bertagna said Tuesday he will not seek a fourth term on the council.

Briefs

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County Jail inmate who escaped from Oroville Hospital Sunday evening was in custody less than 24 hours before trying to flee.

Butte County sues state water agency over Oroville Dam

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 08:04 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to sue the state Department of Water Resources after a closed-session discussion today.

Butte County won't put casinos on ballot, plans hearings instead

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 08:07 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Board of Supervisors nixed a proposed advisory vote on future Indian casinos.

Canada bus beheading suspect says "please kill me"

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

TORONTO -- A man accused of stabbing and beheading another passenger on a Greyhound bus in Canada pleaded Tuesday in court for someone to "please kill me," and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Community Roundup: Suns Blue win Area 1, qualify for state tourney

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Nolan Atkins' RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Chico Suns Blue Junior American Legion team a 1-0 victory over Davis and the Area 1 Junior Championship in Redding, giving the Suns a berth in the state championships in Yountville.

Community unites against crime

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- Hundreds showed their concern about crime and drug use Tuesday by attending a free concert at City Plaza, or one of 31 official neighborhood gatherings, as Chico celebrated its version of National Night Out.

Corrections for August 6

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

An article July 25 incorrectly stated the Insurance Information Network of California ranked Chico 77th nationwide for car theft rates.

County sues Water Resources over dam relicensing

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County's years-long battle with the state Department of Water Resources over the alleged costs of having the Oroville Dam complex here took a new turn Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors voted to file suit against the state

Craig Fire prompts immediate threat evacuations

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS -- The Butte County Sheriff's Office ordered immediate threat evacuations of several streets north of Lumpkin Road Tuesday, as the Craig Fire continued to grow.

Daily Planner: August 6

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

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

Daily Planner: August 7

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

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

Editorial: Danger not over when fires are out

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

This is the worst year on record locally for fires, and other disasters may follow. As much acreage as the fires since June have gobbled up, it still seems like everything is burning.

Glenn's most wanted for August 6

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Jose Sandoval Espindola The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jose Sandoval Espindola for three counts of kidnapping and two counts of kidnapping a child under 14

Growth concerns as varied as the options

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- While local builders and developers are concerned that limiting how far the city's boundaries can expand will lead to expensive homes, those concerned about the environment feel not doing so could lead to potential harm.

Guest of the Bidwells

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

CHICO — Saturday, a group of friends gathered inside Bidwell Mansion at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park in Chico to dine much the way it was done 150 years ago, with the foods of the season.

Letter: 'We' means 'all of us'

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

Reading Kathryn Lopez's latest column on Aug. 1, 2008, has made me consider Sen. Obama's words. It seems that Lopez has confused pronouns, with the "we" changing to "I" in her mind.

Letter: Communication failure in Glenn

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

It seems that we have a "failure to communicate" in Glenn County. There are those who claim they can "fix" things but are not willing to do so.

Letter: Herger needs to do his homework

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

Our illustrious congressman, Wally Herger — how many times have we seen him on Sunday talk shows in the past decade?

Letter: Quintessential capitalism?

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

A major newspaper recently reported a woman shooting herself because of foreclosure on her home. With her body still in her home, interested buyers are strolling through.

Luscious: Berry Festival is Saturday

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

BERRY CREEK — The 10th annual Berry Creek Berry Festival will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Mosquito fogging scheduled tonight

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 06:09 PM CDT

Mosquito fogging is planned tonight south of Chico and in the Biggs area, according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

No move made on key interest rate

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Confronted by problems at every turn — rising unemployment, shaky growth, credit troubles and creeping inflation — the Federal Reserve left an important interest rate unchanged, taking a gamble that for now the best move

No vote on casinos, but board will hold hearing

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A proposed advisory vote on future Indian casinos in Butte County was pretty much dead on arrival before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, but the panel has decided to hold a comprehensive hearing on the impact of gambling on both the

Orland man given life sentence for murder of Red Bluff woman

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The man convicted of murdering a Red Bluff woman last year at a ranch off Ord Ferry Road southwest of Chico was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.

Outlaws notebook: Caughey enlists GSM to potenitally help get him back to affiliated ball

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — In an effort to capitalize on what is becoming the finest season of his seven-year career, Trevor Caughey has signed on with Global Sports Management to help promote that success to major league organizations.

Outlaws steal win behind Sheridan, aggressive baserunning

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Not until last weekend, when he moved in with fellow pitcher Berek Fasking, did Eric Sheridan have an address in town to settle into.

Sidelines: CUSD athletic transportation fees rise

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Rising fuel and vehicle maintenance costs have resulted in higher costs for Chico Unified School District student athletes.

Sweet Basil & the Bee: Welcome to the Table — Locals prepare for Slow Food Nation in San Francisco

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

Red Tavern Restaurant owner Craig Thomas traded in his white chef's coat for a shovel last month and joined his family to help install a Victory Garden in front of San Francisco's City Hall.

Woman apparently drowns at Thermalito Forebay

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville woman died Saturday afternoon in an apparent drowning at the North Thermalito Forebay Recreation Area.

Woman may lose hand after car crash

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — A Live Oak woman was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico by helicopter Tuesday morning after her left hand and forearm were mangled in a rollover collision.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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Butte County supervisors to ponder ballot measure on Indian casinos

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 04:47 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County residents may get a chance to express their feelings about additional Indian casinos in the area.

Candidate deadline is Friday for City Council, other posts

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

The deadline is approaching for those wanting to run for a number of posts to be decided in the November election.

Citizens may have a say in casinos

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Butte County residents may get a chance to express their feelings about additional Indian casinos in the area.

Correction for August 5

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:06 AM CDT

A group announcement on Sunday's Style page had an incorrect number to purchase tickets for the Old-Fashioned Mainstream America picnic put on by the Republican Central Committee and Republican Women's Club Aug.

Craig Fire containment pushed back

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:06 AM CDT

FORBESTOWN -- The Craig Fire, burning since Sunday afternoon near the Craig Access Road in the Forbestown area, grew to 1,000 acres by Monday night.

Current Butte County candidates

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:06 AM CDT

Here are the candidates already certified for the ballot in the Nov. 4 General Election, as reported in the Butte County Clerk-Recorder's Web site.

Daily Planner: Aug. 5

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

Events 25TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 5:30 p.m. City Plaza, downtown Chico. Kick-off event for crime and drug prevention with dignitaries, food vendors, free concert by Big Mo and the Full Moon Band; international guitarists Volker Strifler and

Daily Planner: August 6

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

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

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Trask ends up top qualifier for U.S. Amateur

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Ryan Trask, a standout golfer last year on the Chico State golf team, won in a sudden-death playoff at Butte Creek CC last week to qualify for the U.

Editorial: One more chance to shape city's future

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

The various general plans under construction around Butte County are getting to the critical stage. You can tell because the general public is no longer engaged in the process.

Favre returns to Packers; Rodgers remains starting QB for now

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 07:52 PM CDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brett Favre is back. It remains to be seen whether he'll still be the leader of the Pack.

Former Outlaw Landavazo pitches Reno to win

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Former Outlaws pitcher Derrick Landavazo beat his old team Monday, holding Chico to one run over 6 1/3 innings as the Reno Silver Sox won 6-3 to open a four-game series at Nettleton Stadium.

Glenn County inmate critical after hanging attempt

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A Glenn County Jail inmate finishing up a sentence on traffic-related violations attempted to hang himself with a bed sheet inside his cell early Monday morning.

Glenn County steps up mosquito fogging throughout this week

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County health officials have stepped up mosquito spraying with the discovery of another bird killed by West Nile virus.

Goodenbour leaves for UC Irvine; Fogel gets interim job at Chico State

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Chico State head women's coach Molly Goodenbour has been named head women's basketball coach at UC Irvine, announced by athletic director Mike Izzi on Monday.

Goodenbour takes job at UC Irvine; Chico State names Fogel interim women's basketball coach

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 07:51 PM CDT

Chico State head women's coach Molly Goodenbour has been named head women's basketball coach at UC Irvine, announced by athletic director Mike Izzi on Monday.

Hamilton City market tagged with gang graffiti

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Glenn County deputies investigating a citizen report of graffiti at the El Toro Loco Market on Main Street discovered gang-style taggings Saturday morning across the entire front of the business.

InnerView: Rosemary Quinn celebrates the artist in everyone

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Nearly 30 years ago, Rosemary Quinn read a book that started a metamorphosis in the way she thought, felt and behaved.

Kindergartners rounded up in Palermo

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Future kindergarten students of the Palermo Union School District had the chance to better prepare for their first day of school at a Kindergarten Round-Up held Monday.

Letter: Local Soroptimist project wins

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

Soroptimist's International of the Americas 40th Biennial Convention was held in Taipei, Taiwan this July.

Letter: State cuts would have real impacts

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

I urge you to really think about not balancing the state budget on cuts alone. With all cuts to the school system, which is already having financial problems, and cuts to other services for the elderly, plus health care, plus mental health, plus

Letter: Unsung heroes — volunteers

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

During the past month, groups of unsung volunteers responded to four fire incidents, evacuating and sheltering hundreds of animals, both large and small.

Noon: Craig Fire containment pushed back

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 02:34 PM CDT

FORBESTOWN — A single-wide mobile home and a pole barn have been destroyed by the Craig fire that broke out Sunday afternoon.

On Foot: Lam Watah Washoe Heritage Site shelters Tahoe history

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

STATELINE, Nev. — "Where does this go?" I asked two women who had been out for a morning walk on a path that crosses a field of bright yellow wildflowers.

Paradise schools now open for registrations, orientations

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — Offices at Paradise schools are open for registration of new students 9 a.m. to 3 p.

Rich Fire 45 percent contained; not expected to grow

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

BELDEN — The Rich Fire, burning for a week on both sides of Highway 70 in Plumas County, is just 45 percent contained, but officials don't expect it to grow much in size.

Sidelines: Knight wins bout by knockout

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Chico's Ava Knight, a 19-year-old boxing at 117 pounds, knocked out 24-year-old 119-pounder Noriko Kayira of Jersey City, N.

Taggers may have to monitor graffiti targets up to a year

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

Graffiti artists convicted of felony vandalism may be ordered to monitor and clean up the site they tagged for a year, even if someone else defaces it.

Two police cruisers crash into each other during chase

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 12:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County Jail inmate escaped from custody Sunday evening, resulting in a multi-agency manhunt and two damaged patrol vehicles.

Monday, August 04, 2008

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Afghan mothers keep their kids while in prison

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three-year-old Wahid nervously clutched a dirty blue stuffed bunny, as the other children in the prison huddled around.

Blog Log for August 4

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

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

But This is Chico: Constructing mansion's present through stories passed

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Here's a recent story about Bidwell Mansion. But first, a little background. More than 20 trees on the mansion property are at least 100 years old.

Daily Planner: Aug. 4

Posted: 04 Aug 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.

Daily Planner: Aug. 5

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Events 25TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 5:30 p.m. City Plaza, downtown Chico. Kick-off event for crime and drug prevention with dignitaries, food vendors, free concert by Big Mo and the Full Moon Band; international guitarists Volker Strifler and

Letter: Get dead trees out of forest

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

This letter is prompted by information I heard on KGO Radio talk show hosted by Bill Wattenberg. The forest fires, past and present, have resulted in many dead trees.

Letter: Not much has changed in California

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Do you know what happened this week back in 1850, 158 years ago? California became a state. The state had no electricity.

Letter: Nothing to get all worked up about

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Luckily for the rest of us, letter writer Angela Garcia of Oroville has imbibed all the Kool-Aid. She eloquently uses every stereotype propagated by the right-wingnuts.

Letter: Religious freedom a constitutional right

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Jim Qualls states in his July 24 letter that separation of church and state doesn't exist. He says it was first suggested by an ACLU attorney in 1947.

Letter: Salsa contest gross

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

I know with President Bush wanting to blow up Iran, this seems somewhat insignificant but I found it odd that the first and main ingredient in the first-prize winner of the farmers market's ninth annual salsa recipe contest was a can of tomatoes.

Mother says Michigan ambush suspect 'freaked' by police

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

KINGSFORD, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan man suspected of ambushing a group of young revelers at a swimming hangout last week might have snapped after police began investigating him for sexual assault, the man's mother said Sunday.

New fire chars 230 acres above Lake Oroville

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 10:11 PM CDT

BERRY CREEK — A new fire started in Butte County at 2:40 p.m. today, between the middle and southern forks of Lake Oroville.

New fire chars 230 acres in hills above lake

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK — A new fire started in Butte County at 2:40 p.m. Sunday between the middle and southern forks of Lake Oroville.

Newly trained volunteers ups ranks of animal disaster group

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO -- The North Valley Animal Disaster Group has been short staffed during recent fires but has now nearly doubled its numbers.

News of the past for August 4

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Early back-to-school plan, scrapped by board' .

Outlaws Notebook: All-Star Valdez struggling

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Since appearing in the Golden Baseball League All-Star game in Texas last month, Jose Valdez has watched his batting average drop 34 points, committed seven errors at third base and lost his customary cleanup spot in the lineup.

Outlaws swept by Flyers' win

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — One team left Nettleton Stadium on Sunday absolutely joyous about the way the weekend went.

Specialty farmers gain support from county supervisors

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE — "Specialty" or "boutique" farms apparently have won the support of Butte County's Board of Supervisors.

Tunnel for underpass completed over the weekend

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO A short construction project to put in a bike and pedestrian tunnel blocked off a major intersection over the weekend but was on schedule to reopen the road at 5 a.

Up or Out? Tradeoffs come with each option for Chico's growth

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — One way Chico could grow would mean lots of room for jobs and homes with big backyards — and an increase in governmental costs and environmental losses.

Water officials looking for up-to-date data on wells

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

So far, so good, on reports trickling in about area wells. Recently, Northern California counties began putting the word out for owners of wells to report if they were having problems due to lowered groundwater levels.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

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All About Us: Learning the language Leah's way

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — "Hey, that's my 'pot!" so says Leah should Jenna, Joe, or I come within an inch of the spot she recently vacated.

Couple faces illness and obstacles after Katrina

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO -- From her hospital bed, Barbara Crowson smiles faintly and asks her husband, Randy, if he has any Cheez-Its, her favorite snack.

Daily Planner: Aug. 3

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events CHICO EAGLES NO. 218 YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Clothing, collectibles, household goods, knickknacks and miscellaneous items at Eagles Hall, 1940 Mulberry St.

Daily Planner: Aug. 4

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 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.

Dave Davies column: Crazy Crab brings fun to ballgame

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:51 AM CDT

Summertime in the sports world is vacation time for sports writers, and I recently enjoyed a 10-day stint where I was paid to not come in to the office every day.

Durham Intermediate School gets new principal

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

DURHAM -- For the second time this summer, a new principal has been selected for one of Durham's schools.

Editorial: General Plan votes show lack of vision

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

To say we were disappointed in the county Board of Supervisors' actions regarding the discussion of business research parks this week is putting it mildly.

Fire singes residence on Mangrove Avenue

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — A small fire on Mangrove Avenue caused damage to a residence Saturday night. The fire started shortly after 8 p.

Flashbacks from Here and There: Journey to Nepal 1996

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

"Where are the temples?" Gina asked. The tiered Buddhist and Hindu temples that dominated the skyline of Katmandu, Nepal's capital, were dwarfed by high-rise concrete boxes that were not yet conceived when she was here 30 years before, during her

It would never happen here

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Every time some elected body votes to ban fast food, or plastic bags, or trans fat, I cringe. After all, I live in Chico, and the first thing I think is, please don't give our council any ideas.

Legal self-help program given prestigious award

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Superior Courts of Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties recently celebrated an achievement that ranks them No.

Letter: Everyone must play by the rules

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Driving around Chico, one is witness to a variety of violations by both pedestrians and bicyclists that would make one's hair stand on end.

Letter: Founders left out religion for a reason

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Jim Qualls states in his letter, "Constitution, not court, rules the land," that there is no separation of church and state in the U.

Letter: Officers should be open to scrutiny

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Most officers chose law enforcement as a career out of a sense of duty to the community and a heightened sense of justice.

Letter: Parole not likely for Wright

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Could Mike Ramsey give us the name of one person sentenced to seven years to life who was paroled in less than 15 years?

Letter: Police chief's comments cruel

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

It was great to see Candy Priano on the front page of the paper. I am so glad that Glenn Morshower is supporting that family.

Letter: State budget needs a trim

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Some California legislators think our state has shampoo bottle instructions: Tax. Spend. Tax. Spend. Rinse.

New sixth-grade program to open at Paradise Intermediate

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

PARADISE — About 60 students in Paradise Unified School District got promoted from elementary school to junior high a year ahead of schedule, due to a new program the district is launching.

Outlaws remain weak in Flyers famine

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Unlike earlier in the season, the Chico Outlaws are battling a beastly nemesis that is the Orange County Flyers toe-to-toe until the final out instead of falling out of contention in the opening innings.

Parental challenges eventually come with joyful payback

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 04:51 AM CDT

When it comes to responsible jobs, nothing comes close to the joyful burden carried by those with the title parent.

Patrick Kinmartin's column 'Simply Golden': Consider it one man's drive for victory

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:51 AM CDT

No decision has been made as to whether Benson Cooks will receive a Golden Baseball League championship ring should the Orange County Flyers complete their forward march toward the title this season.

People on the Street

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Would you consider buying an electric car? Asked Thursday in Chico. Lois Richardson Retired, Chico Oh yes.

Players put on poker faces for fire victims

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Amateur poker players tried their shot at beating the world champion to help local fire victims Saturday.

Roadwork roundup for August 3

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico PINE/CYPRESS STREETS — Just south of Big Chico Creek, a bicycle/pedestrian underpass is being constructed.

Rosedale kindergartners get longer school days

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — Laura Manning surveyed her kindergarten classroom Wednesday afternoon, figuring out where she'd stow the piles of supplies sitting around on tables and what should be hung up on bulletin boards.

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Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:51 AM CDT

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Suspect allegedly attempts to punch officer during arrest

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Two Willows residents were arrested early Saturday morning after one allegedly used physical violence against a peace officer.

The Bookshelf: "A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever"

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

What seems like fun to adults isn't always what kids have in mind In Marla Frazee's "A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever," James goes to stay with his friend Eamon's grandparents for a week of nature camp.

Vampire-book fans pack Barnes and Noble for release

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — Teenage book lovers at Barnes and Noble Friday night were all about Team Edward and Team Jacob.

Yeah, there really is roadwork going on everywhere

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

It may seem like there's road construction or other public works going on all over Butte County, because, well, there are.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

80 on 08-08-08

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Bob Swenson calls his 80th birthday "a strange juxtaposition of numbers." At the very least, it's a fun coincidence.

A first time swim at One-Mile

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Sydnee Dacy, 4, of Cottonwood swims with her water wings in Sycamore Pool at One-Mile Recreation Area earlier this week, when she and her Mom and Dad, Tara and Kent Dacy, came to Chico to check out Bidwell Park, which they had heard much about but

Correction for August 2

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

In the Friday story on Page C1 about prep athletes moving on to play sports in college, one athlete was misidentified.

Daily Planner: August 2

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

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

Early traffic: Things looking good

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 10:03 AM CDT

Motorists can expect roads as clear as the skies this morning. As of 8 a.m., no traffic collisions have been reported in Butte or Glenn counties, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

HIT — A little competition is always a healthy thing for consumers, which is why we're pleased to see a Chico man open an electric-car dealership.

Enloe notified of two-day strike by SEIU

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 08:51 PM CDT

CHICO -- Service workers have told the administration at Enloe Medical Center they will hold a two-day strike.

Enloe service workers call two-day strike

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- The union representing service workers at Enloe Medical Center plans a strike on Aug. 12 and 13.

Erosion next potential threat to fire victims

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- When the winter months hit Butte County, victims of the recent wildfires could experience a whole new set of problems.

Fire base moving

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 12:04 PM CDT

While the Butte Lightning Fire Complex is officially contained, work on the massive fires is expected to continue for weeks to come, as a result the base camp for the operation is being moved.

Fire cleanup starts next week, with property entry forms due by Tuesday

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Starting Monday, contractors working for Butte County and the state Department of Toxic Substance Control will begin the assessment and cleanup of asbestos and household hazardous waste in the Concow area.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Upon This Rock," part 3, from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Goodenbour to leave Chico State for UC Irvine

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 08:22 PM CDT

CHICO — Bob Olson, the associate athletics director at UC Irvine, told the Enterprise-Record this evening that Molly Goodenbour, head coach of the Chico State women's basketball team for the past two seasons, has accepted the head coaching job

Goodenbour to leave Wildcats for UC Irvine

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — After leading the Chico State women's basketball team to its highest win total ever, coach Molly Goodenbour appears to be leaving the Wildcats for UC Irvine.

He salutes you

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico's new Fire Chief James Beery salutes outgoing Chief Steve Brown at the Fire Training Center on Friday.

Helicopter rescue follows nude visit to former officer's home

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

ELK CREEK — After driving her vehicle into a remote area of Mendocino National Forest and getting stuck there, a Modesto woman was rescued Thursday evening by Glenn County sheriff's officers and a California Highway Patrol helicopter.

Historic fence panels stolen at Oroville Cemetery

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- One night this week, someone slipped into the Oroville Cemetery and stole two panels of fencing that have a historical value much greater than the thieves probably thought.

Late gaffes cost Bicknell, Outlaws

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Greg Bicknell midway through June identified winning 10 games on the mound this season as a casual goal he wouldn't mind specifically accomplishing.

Legislator looks at special fund for fire prevention

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- With California wildfires ravaging the state and millions of dollars being poured into firefighting efforts, one California legislator thinks she has a solution to help fund future protection and prevention efforts.

Letter: Claim of bigotry sounds libelous

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Thanks to our Constitution's First Amendment guaranteeing free speech, everyone has the right to his own opinion.

Letter: Community policing takes leadership

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

I applaud the Paradise city manager for holding a "community policing" forum. As a retired law enforcement professional I can assure you that it is critical that police agencies work very closely with community.

Letter: Party co-planner deserves credit

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

I want to thank the Oroville Mercury-Register for its coverage of the 50th anniversary party given for Don and Joyce Lindhorst on Saturday, July 19.

Letter: Remember, the people are in charge

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Were it possible to compare an editorial to a musical piece, the E-R's July 4 "The governed take precedence" would rank right up there with Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

Lifestyle Rx: Misunderstood starch is really a superstar

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Diabetes is a frightening disease that is heading toward epidemic proportions in people today as they age.

Local business hopes to raise $10,000 for fire victims

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — As an effort to assist fire victims, local Internet company Improvement Direct will conduct a fundraising campaign for the American Red Cross from Aug.

Oroville man injured in hit-run accident

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

YUBA CITY — An Oroville motorcycler was in critical condition Friday in a Roseville hospital after being the victim of a hit-run accident.

Outlaws Notebook: Sheridan looks to show well against old mates

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 04:55 AM CDT

CHICO — Proving further that even the individualistic world of minor league baseball is able to provide a college fraternity feel, members of the Orange County Flyers contingent upon arriving at Nettleton Stadium on Friday for the series

Religious Briefs

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Proceeds from a yard sale from 6:30 a.m. to noon today at the Second Baptist Church, 1053 Ohio St.

Senior Planner

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

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

What goes around comes around for Miller at SDS

Posted: 02 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Brett Miller got a profitable return from the karma department Friday night. Quickly. The Chico driver, whose team was part of the Kids' Night promotion at Silver Dollar Speedway, had been making news all week with his team's pledge to

Friday, August 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Budget delay keeps child care funds frozen

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Bill and Gina Rominek can keep their business open one more month, but longer than that depends on whether or not a state budget is passed soon.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Juan Marcos Lucas The Butte Sheriff's Office is seeking Juan Marcos Lucas for a warrant charging him with three counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the

CCAA gives 36 Wildcats All-Academic honors

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Jade Smith-Williams, Katherine Bagwell, Cody Dee and Erica Brick all were critical components of Chico State teams that made regional appearances.

Canada bus attack leaves man decapitated

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 03:38 PM CDT

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba (AP) — A man aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated a fellow passenger, witnesses said today.

Chico fogging starts at dusk

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 01:35 PM CDT

CHICO — Mosquito fogging will take place in large areas of Chico from dusk to 11 p.m. tonight, weather permitting.

City's vehicle fleet will be leaned out

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — To keep from burning money, the city is looking to scale back on burning fuel. As well as saving on the amount of gas it uses, officials plan on cutting the number of vehicles the city owns.

Correction

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

It is the policy of the Enterprise-Record to correct errors of fact or omission reported in news, sports or features sections.

Daily Planner for Aug. 1

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Events FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 7-8:30 p.m. Contemporary blues by Mossy Creek at City Plaza. Free. Hosted by Downtown Chico Business Association.

Dogged resolve: A man's best friend, severely injured in the Concow fires, claws his way back to health

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Bob may never be the playful, happy-go-lucky dog that endeared him to his former owner, but he'll probably survive serious burns that damaged his eyes, singed his coat and incinerated his paws to the bone.

Editorial: Keep legislators out of schools

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Legislators are doing a terrible job of running the state government. The last thing we need them doing is trying to run schools, too.

Hack at the Track: You aren't an athlete if you drive a car

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 05:13 PM CDT

Let's have a debate here. I feel like rabble-rousing, and when I want to raise some rabble, I raise rabble.

Highway 70 fire grows, but not as rapidly

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 11:26 AM CDT

BELDEN — A massive overhead attack by helicopters helped keep the Rich Fire in the Feather River Canyon from growing as rapidly as was feared.

Highway 70 fire spread is slowed, but it still grew to 4,000 acres

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

BELDEN — A massive attack by helicopters helped keep the Rich Fire in the Feather River Canyon from growing as rapidly as was feared.

Letter: Legislators shouldn't pick on the poor

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Thank you, Stacey Kennelly, for your excellent coverage of the emergency community meeting at the City Council Chambers on July 23.

Letter: Stop focusing on color

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

I am getting darned sick and tired of "Americans" being painted black. I suppose that this same bunch of idiots are also ready to paint some others white, brown and yellow.

Letter: That's the way it is

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

If liberals didn't point out how George W. Bush has screwed up things, more people would like him. Liberals saying he's a screw-up has made the poor man a moron.

Letter; Founders were wise about religion

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

A recent letter, makes the claim that our nation was "founded by Christians and on Christian principles.

Local briefs

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Local Green Party to meet CHICO — The Green Party of Butte County will meet Wednesday in the City Council Chambers, 421 Main St.

Moving forward: College newest challenge for prep standouts

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 12:19 AM CDT

CHICO — The college recruiters took a liking to the Vikings this year. Other schools weren't as well received.

One of Glenn's most wanted arrested

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 04:11 PM CDT

WILLOWS — A police officer on routine patrol Wednesday morning spotted one of Glenn County's most-wanted criminals in a vehicle on North Lassen Street and took him into custody on outstanding warrants.

Outlaws still two-good against Reno

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 05:13 PM CDT

Already effective in pulling the Reno Silver Sox into the all-too-familiar last place spot in the Golden Baseball League's North Division standings, the Outlaws have now taken the proper steps in keeping their regional rival there.

Outlaws' rally falls short in loss to Reno

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 12:19 AM CDT

A try at a complete game almost turned into an epic, back-against-the-wall comeback Thursday night at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev.

Police report

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: VEHICLE BURGLARIES July 25 — 200 block of Cohasset Road.

Prospects for quick economic recovery grow dim

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — The prospects for a quick economic recovery dimmed Thursday, with new data showing the economy grew at a slower-than-expected rate this spring despite some oomph from tax rebate checks — and actually shrank late last year.

Qualifying victory still getting a USGA look

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 05:13 PM CDT

As the Enterprise-Record reported in Wednesday's edition, former Chico State golfer Ryan Trask did indeed finish second on Monday in the U.

Schwarzenegger orders cuts amid fiscal crisis

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 03:38 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today, trying to avoid a "full-blown" financial crisis in California, eliminated thousands of part-time and temporary positions and ordered that up to 200,000 state workers receive the federal

Sidelines: Oroville's Brandt competes at Junior Olympics

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Oroville High School athlete Sarah Brandt, 15, competed in the Junior Olympics track and field meet in Omaha, Neb.

Sow There: Traveling just isn't the same when you forget chicken

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

A couple of weeks ago we went north to visit my mother. We had packed up all of our luggage and special snacks for our adventure and after 14 "one last things," we merged into freeway traffic.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Lake Oroville fishing action good despite dropping water levels

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Despite dropping water levels, anglers are still seeing a lot of success on Lake Oroville, reported Fil Torres at Oroville Outdoors.

Transport of sick, elderly affected by high gas prices

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

High gas prices compounded by state budget cuts have impacted transportation services for the elderly, youth and the most stricken of the sick.

US judge: White House aides can be subpoenaed

Posted: 01 Aug 2008 02:13 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected President Bush's contention that senior White House advisers are immune from subpoenas, siding with Congress' power to investigate the executive branch and handing a victory to Democrats