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Friday, October 31, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

6 p.m.: Truck accident snarls traffic through Chico

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 08:36 PM CDT

CHICO — Northbound traffic all over Chico was heavily congested during the evening commute after a overturned truck blocked part of Highway 99.

Budget cuts expected to drop city's fire rating

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

CHICO -- Cuts to the city's Fire Department are expected to drop the city's fire insurance rating. Fire Chief Jim Beery said the International Organization for Standardization, which sets standards for public safety and other entities, recently

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Antonio Valdez Sanchez The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Antonio Valdez Sanchez for a felony warrant charging him with failure to appear, violation of

Cal Fire says valley smoke from ag burns

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 04:28 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Cal Fire-Butte County officials said they've received numerous emergency calls today about smoke in the valley, but advise it's coming from agricultural control burns that pose no danger.

Chico volleyball battles past rival PV

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Hunched over with hands spread wide on the folded-up Varley Gym bleachers, Pleasant Valley High's Kiley Mansfield shuddered with tears.

City Council candidates field questions from Chico State students

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Candidates for the Chico City Council fielded questions from Chico State University students during a forum on campus Thursday night.

Correction

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

A report Wednesday quoted from an Web site, that the California Department of Public Health is opposing Proposition 5, the drug offender and prison reform measure on Tuesday's ballot.

Daily Planner: October 31

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Events NINTH ANNUAL TREAT STREET: 2-5 p.m. Open to children under 12 years. Check-in 2-4:30 p.m. in front of City Plaza.

Editorial: This way to understanding sustainability

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

It wasn't too long ago that there were a lot of guffaws over the nomadic term "sustainability." How was it accomplished, why was this surfacing at this time, and what the heck was it anyway?

Fall offers fabulous garden colors, flavors

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Mums may be a mainstay of the fall garden, but they're not the only plant that thrives during the season's cool, moist weather.

Freeway nightmare

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Traffic was backed up for more than three hours Thursday afternoon on northbound Highway 99 when a gravel truck (Photo No.

Gravity still works: And falling pumpkins prove it

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

CHICO -- It's not every day that pumpkins fall from the sky. And on days they do, it's probably worth checking out.

Gridley gets inventive against pot gardens

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

GRIDLEY — An innovative city zoning ordinance is using civil penalties to effectively block outdoor pot gardens here.

Hamilton elementary teachers, district settle contracts

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- The long-fought battle at Hamilton Elementary School over teachers' contracts ended Wednesday night with approval by the district board of a union-ratified agreement.

Letter: Bring balance to Chico council

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

With four seats up for grabs on the City Council, we need to ask some hard questions. Do we want to continue battling budget problems?

Letter: Don't buy into Proposition 8 fear

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

People who support Proposition 8 need to get out of their egos and their false sense of entitlement in their belief that only heterosexual people can marry.

Letter: Herger little help on ridge escape route

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

In your endorsement of Wally Herger for the Second Congressional District you state that he has worked on providing an escape route for Paradise and area residents for several years.

Letter: Liberal leadership beneficial to Chico

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Being neither a Republican nor a Democrat and having passed beyond the Medicare age,I now find myselfmentally shaking my headat much of what I read in the local papers, receive over the airways, and/or delivered via the Postal Service during

Letter: Prop. 8 supporters mum on divorce

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

If marriage was only for procreation and to give children a "natural" mom and dad as Proposition 8 supporters claim, then we should also be voting to ban marriage for single parents, infertile couples, senior newlyweds, families who adopt and

Letter: Select a proven leader to Chico council

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

We are writing this letter of support for Ann Schwab's candidacy for re-election to the Chico City Council.

Letter: Voters, not judges, deserve final word

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

It's wrong to let four San Francisco-based judges step on the will of the California voters. Proposition 8 repeats a simple statement which reads "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Pot arrests made after police search CHICO — Police arrested two men at a Virginia Street home Monday night after serving a search warrant in connection with a marijuana cultivation case.

Local Roundup: Butte men win GVC Cross Country title

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The host Butte College men's cross country team wrapped up the Golden Valley Conference title by holding off second-place Shasta by 17 points in the conference finals meet Thursday at Lake Oroville Afterbay.

Mold closes Hamilton school portable buildings

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- A growth of mold appearing in two portable buildings at Hamilton Elementary School has official scrambling to replace the structures.

New snag for Hubble: no repair mission before May

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:46 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Hubble Space Telescope is working again, taking stunning cosmic photos after a breakdown a month ago.

Prep Football Preview: Paradise can clinch EAL at home

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

This could be the night that Paradise High wins the Eastern Athletic League championship. But if it is meant to be for the Bobcats (7-1, 5-0 EAL), they'll have to earn it against Shasta (7-1, 4-1) at Om Wraith Field.

Pumpkins prove that gravity still works

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:46 PM CDT

CHICO -- It's not every day that pumpkins fall from the sky. And on days they do, it's probably worth checking out.

Rain may put damper on Chico Halloween

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:46 PM CDT

CHICO -- A series of powerful Pacific storms hitting the region today and throughout the rest of the weekend may be evidence that police officers pray and that prayers are answered.

Sentencing delayed again in bogus parking ticket case

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Despite a recommendation to send a former Palermo man to prison for issuing his own bogus handicapped parking tickets and later violating the terms of his probation, a judge Thursday indicated that the underlying offense probably

Set to pounce: Chico State basketball teams get under way

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Sure, the World Series just wrapped up and yes, it is Halloween just today. But with the barrage of basketball changes in Acker Gym this season, it's hard to call it too early for the Chico State teams to start weighing their options

Soggy ghosts and damp witches

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:43 PM CDT

Outdoor Halloween revelries are likely to be a bit on the soggy side, according to the National Weather Services.

Sow There: What to do with a not-so-perfect pumpkin

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Last week we went shopping for a few pumpkins. It happened to be late at night, which isn't an uncommon time for us to go shopping.

State water department to cut deliveries to second-lowest level ever

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:46 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- The state said Thursday it would cut water deliveries to their second lowest level ever, prompting warnings of water rationing for cities and less planting by farmers.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Sacramento River salmon opener on Saturday

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The Department of Fish and Game announced that a very limited fishery for central valley chinook salmon will begin Saturday in the Sacramento River.

Three incumbents, three newcomers seek seats on Orland school board

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

ORLAND -- Three incumbents are asking voters to elect them again, and three newcomers are competing for the Orland Unified School District board of trustees.

Weekend storms could be answer to police prayers

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

CHICO -- A series of powerful Pacific storms hitting the region today and throughout the rest of the weekend may be evidence that police officers pray and that prayers are answered.

Willows voters to be asked again to approve school improvements bond

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

WILLOWS -- Voters in Willows will be asked, once again, to approve a bond for improvements to Willows Unified School District facilities.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Significant precipitation' on the way

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 10:14 AM CDT

With clouds beginning to build tonight, Thursday is expected to see rain by early afternoon. The National Weather Service and the state Office of Emergency Services report that the rain may taper a bit Friday evening, but things should get

Annie smiles: Second Annie B's Campaign earns $1.2 million

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

CHICO — A picture of Chico founder Annie Bidwell with a sweet smile has been used as the symbol for North Valley Community Foundation's Annie B's Community Drive.

Art briefs

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

Sally Dimas Art Gallery offers reception CHICO -- The Sally Dimas Art Gallery will host a reception from 4-8 p.

Artists of Rivertown open studios for art tour

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Artists of River Town will be keeping their studios open this weekend allowing the general public the rare opportunity to visit with them and view their creations in their personal work spaces.

Biblio File: Metaphysical author on 'sacred wisdom' of animals

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

According to an author's note, Victoria Hunt "has studied metaphysics and earth spirituality for more than 12 years.

Book review: Patterson's Maximum Ride character all that her name implies

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

When I was handed "The Final Warning" by James Patterson, I was excited to read another novel from a favored writer.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Oct. 30, 2008

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 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: Alyssa Suede

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

Alternative lyrical pop artist Alyssa Suede will perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday at LaSalles in Chico. Suede is touring the west coast to promote her new album, "Black and White in Color," which was released this month.

Calendar highlight: Audiotherapy

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

Audiotherpy and the Chris Schadt Band will perform a Halloween benefit concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Chico Women's Club.

Calendar highlight: Sound&Shape

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

Sound&Shape will play at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Coda, along with show opener March of the Mannequins and headliner West By Swan, at 265 Humboldt Ave.

Citizen opposes tribe's gift to Tehama County at meeting

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

RED BLUFF — A routine $300,000 donation from the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians to Tehama County met resistance Tuesday at the Tehama County Board of Supervisors.

Class projects draw 700 to Town Hall meetings

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Sharing research, hearing different views and new ideas was the culmination of the Town Hall Meeting program at Chico State University Tuesday night.

Cover story: Chillith Fair showcases local female musicians

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

CHICO -- This past Saturday was the third annual Chillith Fair, a Chico music festival based on the popular Lilith Fair, a celebration of women in music.

Daily Planner: October 30

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Events Volunteer Thursdays in the Park: 2-4 p.m. Sycamore Restoration Site at One Mile Recreation Area.

Daily Planner: October 31

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Events NINTH ANNUAL TREAT STREET: 2-5 p.m. Open to children under 12 years. Check-in 2-4:30 p.m. in front of City Plaza.

Dinner to benefit Scouts

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

PARADISE — A beef rib dinner to raise funds for Scout activities will be put on Saturday for Boy Scout Troop 316 at the Moose Lodge, 5275 Skyway.

Durham set for seventh annual 'Spookfest' for kids

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

DURHAM -- Kids of all ages are invited to attend Durham's seventh annual "Spookfest," from 5:30-8:30 p.

Editorial: No need to close Lookout Point

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Our view: The new Lookout Point overlook is stunning, but there's no need to limit access already. The beauty of the newly improved Lookout Point scenic overlook proves that government always figures out a way to make things complicated.

Enloe celebrates progress with beam signing

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 04:14 AM CDT

CHICO -- Enloe Medical Center celebrated progress on its expansion and launched a new fundraising drive Wednesday morning.

Enrollment cutoff likely to happen at Chico State

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University is a popular campus, and the state budget is tight, which means students who want to attend next fall should apply by Nov.

Entertainment calendar for Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

Thursday, OCT. 30 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS DUFFY'S TAVERN: Gorgeous Armada presents "Haunted Candy Carnival" with Gorgeous Armada, DJ Kirty South, DJ Marvel, Werewolf Killer.

Firefighters pull woman from burning house

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Cal Fire-Gridley firefighters pulled a barely conscious woman from a burning house in Gridley Wednesday morning.

Forest management

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

U.S. Forest Service firefighters watch a prescribed fire burn in a portion of Lassen National Forest near Inskip Tuesday.

Friday night frights:

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 04:18 AM CDT

CHICO -- With Halloween falling on Friday, Chico police said they'll have more officers on downtown streets than in recent years, and will bring in some extra help from other law enforcement agencies.

From pumpkin to personality

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Are they smiling or grimacing? Happy or just clueless? Nonetheless, the faces carved by John Rubino and Travis Perez this week at The Courtyard at Little Chico Creek, seem to fit the Halloween mood.

Grant partners Gridley elementary schools with Chico State

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — Almost $1 million will flow into a partnership between Chico State University and Gridley elementary schools.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'The Duchess' filled with good acting, great characters

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

"The Duchess" stars Keira Knightley as the Duchess of Devonshire, a woman who can set the fashion and make waves in politics, but can't make her own husband love her.

Letter: Chico council needs common sense

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

"All politics are local." I support Larry Wahl and Mark Sorensen for Chico City Council. They are fiscally conservative and will use common sense to solve problems.

Letter: Elect council that knows about business

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

To get back to common sense and fiscally responsible city government, please help elect proven leaders with business experience.

Letter: Herger serves millionaires, not veterans

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

I am a local Army combat veteran of the Iraq War and I am very concerned about veterans health care and services here in Northern California.

Letter: Sign vandalism demonstrates disrespect

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

It's amazing, just amazing. Have you noticed how certain Californians calling for tolerance, freedom of choice and respect for personal rights in this election have descended to stealing and vandalizing?

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Club celebrates 40th year with smorgasbord CHICO — Chico Viking Lodge 6-089, Sons of Norway will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Norwegian smorgasbord lunch at 1 p.

Local Roundup: Chico girls, PV boys win division titles

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Chico High girls swimming team dominated the Northern Section Division I Championships in Anderson on Wednesday with 690 points to second-place Shasta's 294, while the Pleasant Valley boys edged Shasta 445 to 411 for the title.

Local engineer earns state parks' first Universal Access Award

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

RED BLUFF — A Chicoan who works in state parks' Northern Buttes District office in Oroville was this week presented the department's first ever Universal Access Award.

Local songwriter named contest finalist

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- Marty Morrison, Forest Ranch Camps president and founder, was recently named a finalist for an international songwriting contest by Song of the Year.

Lockdown lifted at Oroville schools

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 03:38 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Students are being sent home at Central Middle School after a student claimed there was a person on campus with a gun.

Music preview: Contemporary singer Citizen Cope comes to Laxson Auditorium

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

CHICO -- The road-savvy Citizen Cope, who's hitting Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles among other major U.

Music reviw: Paradise Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years of music

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:50 PM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Symphony Orchestra began its golden anniversary season with magnificent gusto on Oct.

North State Voices; Finding a good reason to wake up early

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

I'm not a fan of Tuesdays. Mondays aren't great, but they're not as bad as Tuesdays. I can't figure exactly why, except that on Tuesday, you've already been bruised and beaten by Monday, and Friday still seems just as far away.

Oroville school locked down after false report of gun on campus

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Central Middle School was locked down for approximately 15 minutes Wednesday afternoon after a student falsely reported someone had a gun on campus.

PV edges Chico, boys win goes to Parker

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — There were pristine outdoor running conditions for Wednesday afternoon's Chico High-Pleasant Valley prep boys cross country dual meet, a close Vikings victory in the team competition and a Panthers winner by less than a full second in

Prep Athlete of the Week: Diaz contributes with versatility

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Omar Diaz engineered himself quite the stat line Friday. Maybe in the future he'll be engineering bigger things.

Prep Athlete of the Week: West wins two section titles

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

It's established that Chico High's Allison West is a really good swimmer. What people may not know is that she has visions of becoming a pretty good runner too.

School Time for Oct. 30

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Honors Pleasant Valley High School senior Ali Brubaker was chosen as one of 400 students nationwide to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law in Washington D.

Six seek three Gridley council slots

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — Come Tuesday, Gridley voters will have the opportunity to choose between six candidates to fill three seats on the City Council.

Slippery situation

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 09:49 AM CDT

People driving in the vicinity of Highway 99 and East Biggs Highway need to be alert to what the California Highway Patrol is calling a "very slippery" situation.

Survivor in ridge car accident doing better

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

PARADISE — A beneficiary account has been set up to assist the Canney family with bills arising from last Sunday's traffic accident that killed Laura Canney and left her 15-year-old daughter Riley severely injured.

The Nosebleed Section: Revamping Harrison is a great idea

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Politics have infiltrated the Nosebleed Section this week. I promise that the names Obama and McCain will not appear again, and you can be assured that I will not even come close to defining what I think marriage should be.

Theater briefs

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

Butte College's 'Chicago' plays at PPAC PARADISE -- Butte College Performing Arts will present the award-winning Broadway musical "Chicago" next month at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Theater preview: Celtic Halloween celebration lives on at Blue Room

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

CHICO -- People who revel in Halloween festivities will welcome the chance to extend it one more day.

Theater review: Shaw Festival offers entertaining variety of music, theater

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 06:49 PM CDT

ONTARIO -- Secrets, love, money and music filled the Shaw Festival playbill at "Niagara-on-the-Lake" in Ontario, Canada during the 2008 season.

This weekend's bazaars

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Women's Fellowship of First Christian Church CHICO — The Women's Fellowship of First Christian Church will offer a wide variety of homemade items and lunch during its annual bazaar and luncheon Saturday.

Three vie for two seats on the CARD board

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Three candidates will compete next week for two seats for the board of directors of the Chico Area Recreation and Park District.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Early morning crash in Oroville kills one

Posted: 27 Oct 2008 01:46 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A vehicle crash on Hillcrest Avenue, west of Kelly Ridge Road, claimed the life of one person early this morning.

Monday, October 27, 2008

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A positive legacy: Cowan's compliments will be remembered

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

GRIDLEY -- John Cowan, a man known for his dedication to wildlife and for handing out extraordinary compliments, was honored in a memorial service at the Veterans Memorial Hall Sunday.

Blog Log for Oct. 27

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

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

Briefs

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

Orland pet shelter to host bingo night ORLAND — Town & Country Humane Society of Glenn County will host a bingo night as a fundraiser for the Orland shelter.

Eight candidates seek three seats on Paradise Council

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

PARADISE -- There are some areas of general consensus among the diverse crowd of eight chasing three seats on the five-member Paradise Town Council.

Eight candidates, three seats open on PUSD board

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

PARADISE — The pool of candidates for three open seats on Paradise Unified School District's board of trustees includes eight people — incumbents Gary Manwill and Donna Nichols, and newcomers Tom Conry, Justin Meyers, Lisa Nelson, Judith

Foreclosure crisis vexes government

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Each day from July through September, more than 2,700 Americans lost their homes in foreclosure.

Herger, Morris vying for congressional seat

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

As he runs for his 12th term in Congress, Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, faces an energetic challenger from the northern part of the 2nd District.

Howard's homers send Phillies to victory

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

PHILADELPHIA — With two big swings, Ryan Howard powered the Philadelphia Phillies to the brink of a long-awaited title.

Letters: Administrator doesn't speak factually

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

I was very disappointed to read three quotes from Chico Unified's Bob Feaster in the Oct. 16 article on binding arbitration for classified employees.

Letters: Common sense dictates no on Prop. 2

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

No on Proposition 2 is the right decision to make. Humane farming should be encouraged, not legislated, which would allow farmers to gently migrate to better methods, or to show the advantages of current practices.

Letters: Many thanks to caring community

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

I've often said that Chico is a very special and caring community. That was readily apparent this past weekend.

Letters: New council must address unmet needs

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

The November election is critical for the city of Chico. Thanks to six years of liberal council majorities, the city's fiscal condition is precarious.

Letters: Obama's plan would reverse bad trend

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

Voters seem to be worried that Barack Obama will raise their taxes. The cry arose again in Jack Lee's blog, part of which was reprinted in the Enterprise-Record.

Letters_ Sarsour primed for council seat

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

City Council candidate Ali Sarsour is an old friend and a great choice for the office he seeks. I've known Ali for the 20 years I've lived in Chico and can recommend him as a person who has consistently contributed to civic organizations in town.

News of Our Past for Oct. 27

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Incidents give Halloween ghosts an early start' A killer bee was stuck in a drainpipe and a visitor to a haunted house was injured slightly by a "hatchet-wielding"

Villagers flee heavy fighting in eastern Congo

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 11:58 PM CDT

KIBUMBA, Congo — A soldier with a rifle over one shoulder and a baby strapped to his back pleads to get through a roadblock.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

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All About Us: Puppy parenting is perfect practice

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — My husband Alan and I recently welcomed a new edition to our family. She's furry, has four legs and barks, and is definitely our baby.

Annual leaf pickup program starts Monday in Chico

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- The city of Chico's leaf pickup program will begin Monday. Burning of leaves within the city limits is prohibited, and this time of year, many residents have to deal with more fallen leaves than green waste cans can accommodate.

California company to offer rides on zeppelin airship

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Zeppelins, the giant floating airships used to carry passengers and drop bombs until the 1930s, haven't been seen in American skies for more than 70 years.

Chico State students encouraged to go organic

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Students and staff at Chico State University can pick up some organic veggies on their way to or from class as part of a project through the Plant Science Club.

Cowan put the 'boost' in booster

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: The recent death of John Cowan, the local wildlife preservation icon and founding Butte College trustees member whose impact on the athletic program was so considerable that the school's sports complex has long been named in his

Cub clubbin': Roadrunners top Bear Cubs, remain undefeated

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Over 125 official plays were logged in Saturday afternoon's NorCal Conference matchup with title implications between the Butte College football team and Santa Rosa.

Daily Planner: October 26

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Performances PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 7 p.m. "A Night at the Opera" concert. 777 Nunneley Road.

Daily Planner: October 27

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Events NO ON PROP 8 RALLY: 4:30-6 p.m. Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence will rally to oppose Prop 8, the ballot initiative that takes away the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.

Dave Davies' column: I'm fortunate to have a job in sports

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

My elementary school-aged nephew once asked me, "Are you famous?" My quick reply was, "No, I'm not." While I do have the opportunity to take charge of the Enterprise-Record and Mercury-Register sports coverage, and I write a weekly column on some

Death toll mounts in Yemen tropical storm

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

SHIBAM, Yemen -- Mohammed bin Gohar saw an old woman drowning in flood waters from a deadly tropical storm in southern Yemen, but couldn't save her.

Detectives investigate inmate's death

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that an inmate facing murder and domestic violence charges died in his jail cell.

Donation account set up for infant with heart problem

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — The grandmother of Colin Andrew Stiley, born Oct. 5 at Feather River Hospital, has set up a donation account in Chico to help his parents with medical expenses.

Downtown plans Street Treat on Friday

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — Downtown Chico Business Association will host its ninth annual downtown Treat Street from 2-5 p.

Economy a common theme among Willows candidates

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Maintaining public services amid a struggling small-town economy was a common theme among candidates running for Willows City Council.

Economy hurts newspapers, too

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

We received a few calls from concerned readers Monday and Tuesday, all variations on the same theme: "Where's the rest of my newspaper?

Editorial: Experience counts for highest office

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Our view: Despite our concerns about Sarah Palin's experience, look at the top of the presidential ticket.

Escalating benefit costs for retirees threatens to impact schools

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

As a ground-swell of baby-boomer teachers reaches retirement age, the cost of paying for their medical benefits threatens to put a significant strain on many school districts, affect their credit ratings and trigger state oversight.

Flashbacks from Here and There: The motorcyclist

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CAPE COD, Mass. — Gina and I were driving north on Highway 99 to visit her sister, Judy, who, unfortunately, is incapacitated, when, sounding like thunder, 30 or more motorcycles with headlights blazing, roared past us going south.

Forbestown resident injured in crash

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

LA PORTE — A 53-year old Forbestown resident was taken by FlightCare helicopter to Enloe Medical Center in Chico after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Challenge Cutoff Road south of Mount Hope.

Groups make time to make a difference

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Hundreds of groups volunteered their time to enhance communities in Butte and Glenn counties Saturday during the nationwide call to volunteer service known as Make A Difference Day.

It's easy to get tripped up by life's confounding rules

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

There are rules in life — probably inscribed on a granite cliffside on a high mountain somewhere — that are as absolute and inescapable as gravity.

Letter: Amendment won't take away rights

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Prior to the Civil War there arose in Utah the question of polygamy. How many wives should a man marry?

Letter: Annie B's program helps nonprofits

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The Chico High School Foundation board is pleased and proud to announce it received more than $33,000 in donations during the North Valley Community Foundation-sponsored Annie B's fundraising efforts for nonprofit organizations.

Letter: Center offers helpful programs

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care is a wonderful experience. It is a nonprofit facility that provides so much more than health care.

Letter: Children benefit from golf tourney

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

On behalf of Community Action Agency of Butte County and the Esplanade House Children's Fund, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our title sponsor Tri Counties Bank for their generous donation to our first annual Tee Up For Tots

Letter: Equal protection at stake in election

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

In discussing Proposition 8, I think it's helpful to remember that stripped of the flowers and ceremony, marriage is simply a state-sanctioned domestic partners agreement.

Letter: Equal rights for all, not just for some

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Vote no on Proposition 8. I don't understand how two people getting married should cause another married couple to feel in jeopardy.

Letter: Farms enjoy passport visitors

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

On behalf of the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association and the Chico Chamber of Commerce, we would like to say a heartfelt "thank you" to those who participated in the third annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend.

Letter: Golf tournament will pay dividends

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The Alpha Beta Chapter of Omega Nu would like to thank the generous merchants and organizations in Oroville for their support of the Drive into Fall Golf Classic held at Table Mountain Golf Course Oct.

Letter: Griffin is most qualified

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The high visibility of the presidential campaign has dwarfed some of the very important local issues.

Letter: Growth area a promising possibility

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

As the city continues the process of updating our General Plan, it is clear the range of ideas run the full gamut — from infill only, to massive sprawl, and everything in between.

Letter: Herger redistributes the wealth

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Wally Herger's campaign flier states, "I work for you, not the Washington special interests." In fact, Herger strongly supports special interests.

Letter: Hovey's paltry sentence revealing

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

What is it going to take for Chico to finally admit it has a drinking problem? The Chico E-R, Police Chief Bruce Hagerty, and university President Paul Zingg all failed to admit the alcoholic source of the riots euphemistically referred to as a

Letter: Hysteria over book ignores nature

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

As I read Chris Gullick's "Banning Tango," I was disheartened by another apparent lack of acceptance in our community.

Letter: Indoctrination has begun

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

How many times have we heard opponents of Proposition 8 say the same-sex marriage agenda will not be an issue in our schools and it's just hype from Proposition 8 supporters?

Letter: Let majority rule on issue of marriage

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

For thousands of years, marriage has been a form of religious worship wherein a man and a woman were joined in a three-way holy union with God in order to "multiply and replenish the earth" and create a family unit.

Letter: Let's solve people problems first

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

I will start worrying about crowded chicken cages as soon as human cages aren't so crowded. — Stephen T.

Letter: Not all rights can be legislated

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

One more "equal rights" comment. Born here, I am a native Californian, but not a Native American if I want to open a casino.

Letter: Progressive planners will help council

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The next Chico City Council will be called upon to implement the updated General Plan and the decisions made will have a major effect on the quality of life in Chico for many years to come.

Letter: Raffle shows Chico resident care

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Last spring the board of education of Chico Unified School District faced an $8.5 million deficit due to structural errors within the district and a sagging state economy.

Letter: Sarsour and asset to city of Chico

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

I am writing in support of Ali Sarsour for City Council. I have known Sarsour since 1970. In all that time he has been consistent, dependable, fair, honest and a generally extremely good person.

Letter: Schwab will help city grow right

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

During my long career I have had the opportunity to work with many local elected officials in more than 100 communities.

Letter: Strong marriages should be the goal

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

You published a letter from one Susan Aylworth, defending Proposition 8. Aylworth apparently views marriage as a "license" to procreate, and argues that gay marriage is therefore flawed, as two same-sex persons cannot produce a child with each other.

Letter: What if tables were turned?

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Proposition 8 is a ballot initiative backed by bigotry. Most Californians would find it troublesome and wrong to support an initiative that bars any demographic from voting or freely practicing their religion.

Letter: Wings of Eagles continues to grow

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Wings of Eagles, the Joseph Alvarez organization for seriously ill children, held its annual dinner celebrating 15 years of service to the community on Saturday, Sept.

Letter: Worst fears already being realized

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Media often remind us that in 1976 Dr. Robert Spitzer declared homosexuality a genetic defect for which the individual had no choice or cure.

Letter: hypocrites won't face facts on Prop 8

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

I am a Christian and have been with the same woman for four years. To me personally, homosexuality is immoral and sinful.

Local Roundup: Wildcats dominate CCAAs

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Chico State men's cross country team continued its dominance of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) as it captured its seventh straight conference title at the Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore on Saturday.

Medicare open enrollment workshops scheduled

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Passages Adult Resource Center plans workshops for Medicare beneficiaries who wish to change their Medicare prescription drug plan.

Nielsen, Singh seek 2nd District seat

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

The race for the open seat in the 2nd Assembly District has a veteran of the Legislature facing a challenger who is relatively new to politics.

Peace Endeavor award given to Shalom Free Clinic

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO — Nancy Ferguson and Karen Kushner, two co-founders of Shalom Free Clinic, received the 2008 Chico Peace Endeavor award during Chico Peace and Justice Center's annual dinner Wednesday.

Researchers: Whales missing from Puget Sound

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

SEATTLE -- Seven Puget Sound killer whales are missing and presumed dead in what could be the biggest decline among the sound's orcas in nearly a decade, say scientists who carefully track the endangered animals.

Roadrunners notebook: Lengthy drive was key for Rodgers, Butte

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Not counting two instances where there were penalties, there were 15 plays in the Butte College football team's largest scoring drive from Saturday afternoon's 45-27 win over Santa Rosa at Cowan Stadium.

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico HIGHWAY 99 — At East First Avenue, the northbound offramp is closed until 7 a.

Start of Halloween Fun

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Jarynna Chua (left) walks with costumed Camille Irons, 4, in the Monster Dash, a fun run put on Oct. 18 by Chico Nursery School in Bidwell Park.

Suspect tries to carjack off-duty officer pursuing him

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A wanted man tried to carjack an off-duty Orland police officer Wednesday morning, who had joined a pursuit of the suspect in his private car.

The Bookshelf: "Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book"

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Death comes knocking on Grandma Beetle's door in the form of Señor Calavera, a skeleton resembling those used for decorations on the Day of the Dead, in Yuyi Morales' Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book.

Three seek Biggs school board seats

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

BIGGS -- Three candidates are seeking for one of two seats on the Biggs Unified School District board of trustees in the Nov.

WTC programs earn accreditation

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Work Training Center, Inc. and its programs have been accredited for three years by the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

Watershed director describes the good and bad in southland

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Conner Everts has been working in water issues for 30 years and has seen a lot of the good and the bad.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

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7:45 a.m. — Market plunges 400 points

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 09:47 AM CDT

NEW YORK — Wall Street joined world stock markets in a precipitous plunge Friday, with the Dow Jones industrials dropping more than 400 points in early trading and all the major indexes falling more than 4 percent.

All suspects in medical pot armed robbery in custody

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:34 AM CDT

PARADISE — Two men being sought in connection with an attempted armed robbery of medical marijuana early Thursday morning have been arrested by Paradise police.

Apartment safety

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Esplanade House residents file into the playground Friday as part of an apartment file drill program the Chico Fire Department is starting.

Bobcat buzzsaw: Paradise trounces Chico

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

PARADISE — Following a 13-point victory over Pleasant Valley last week, the Chico High football squad came out as coach Jason Alvistur said ill-prepared against Paradise, resulting in a 52-14 loss to the Bobcats on Friday night at Om Wraith

Butte hammerin' after halftime

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 02:52 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Give any college football head coach three wishes and there's a good chance a defense that plays its best after halftime will be requested on many lists.

Chico Native Daughters celebrate 100 years

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — The original charter for Annie K. Bidwell Parlor 168, Native Daughters of the Golden West is still framed, hanging at the parlor's hall on Salem Street.

Citizens' panel works on General Plan proposals

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:34 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY — Butte County will be greener, more fire resistant and aware, and will require that new development and necessary infrastructure grow simultaneously, if proposals made by an advisory committee find their way into the developing

Cowan to be honored at today's game

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Right before kickoff for the Butte College football team's home matchup with Santa Rosa today, John Cowan's exploits as one of the school's founding trustees members and chief athletic boosters will be recognized in a brief ceremony.

Daily Planner: October 25

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events CHICO HIGH SCHOOL FFA: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Boosters yard/plant/bake sale in ag building on West Sacramento Ave.

Daily Planner: October 26

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Performances PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 7 p.m. "A Night at the Opera" concert. 777 Nunneley Road.

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

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

HIT — In a remarkable fundraiser made possible by area Toyota dealer Chuck Patterson, more than $198,000 was raised for high schools.

Eight vie for four City Council seats

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO -- With a majority of the seats up for re-election, the makeup of the Chico City Council could completely change this November.

Letter" Get off the power grid

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

I've been intrigued with the idea of solar energy since I saw the very first photovoltaic panel generate electricity to power a light bulb.

Letter: Book ban would be dangerous precedent

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

In this time when our constitutional rights are being challenged with Proposition 8, in this time when a U.

Letter: Don't ban any books

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

In response to a front-page article on the children's book "And Tango Makes Three" and as a mother of nine children who matriculated through the Chico Unified School District, I vote no on banning any books.

Letter: Illegal parking warrants a ticket

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

After hearing the "rest of the story" I just had to write. When I read the letter to the editor about the police writing tickets to people picking up their children from school, I was wondering why that was happening.

Letter: Real Christians wouldn't deny rights

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

You people go to church and you still don't know right from wrong. I swear people like LaDawn Hall (Sunday's letters) sit around and say, "How can we get people to pass Proposition 8?

Letter: Tale told in two sentences

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Both Troy Lee Hovey and Gregory Wright were irresponsible and dangerous when they chose to take lethal weapons into their hands.

Letter: Those penguins sound like trouble

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

First we feared communists, then the terrorists. Now it's homosexual penguins. Heaven forbid that my 5-year-old granddaughter read this award-winning book and get lured into the gay lifestyle that these deviant birds embrace.

Letter: Want change? Vote out the major parties

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

It is amusing to read the expostulations of many letter writers who feel the change of political direction so desperately needed in our country's leadership will come from Republicans or Democrats.

Local Roundup: Willows knocks off Mt. Shasta in critical SVL matchup

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

A steady offensive barrage delivered the Willows High football team a 31-22 home win over Mt. Shasta on Friday night and the chance to take over sole possession of first place in the Sacramento Valley League next week.

Local briefs

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Three inmates walk away from work crew, are arrested DURHAM — Three California Department of Corrections inmates who allegedly walked away from a work crew near Stanford Lane and Durham-Dayton Highway Tuesday were arrested when they

Lookout Point vista officially opened

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

After years of discussion and months of construction, the Lookout Point vista site was officially opened with a low-key ceremony Friday.

Natural Wonders: The concept of light — Imaginary and real

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

During the October days of increasing darkness, it occurs to me that there are inner lights within every living thing.

Nature park:Verbena Fields taking shape

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO -- Work on the Verbena Fields nature park is moving forward on a couple of fronts. The 20.9-acre site, owned by the city of Chico, is a former gravel quarry that adjoins Lindo Channel near East First and Verbena avenues in central Chico.

Pirates keep Thunderbirds winless

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — That elusive first win continued to stay just out of reach for the Las Plumas High football team Friday night at Harrison Stadium.

Senior Planner

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

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

Thinking of others

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Members of the On-The-Go Red Hatters delivered 60 winter jackets for homeless children Oct. 16 to the Jesus Center.

Vikings' playoff chances gashed in loss to Red Bluff

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Red Bluff High's high-flying aerial act was what put the Spartans in a position to win Friday night at Asgard Yard.

Wildcats pass up chance to topple Broncos

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO — In the week leading up to Friday night, Chico State had the matchup with No. 21 Cal Poly Pomona volleyball team marked as an opportunity in more ways than one.

Friday, October 24, 2008

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3rd District Assembly race offers clear choice

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:53 AM CDT

The two contenders for the open 3rd District Assembly seat, Dan Logue and Mickey Harrington, seem to offer voters a clear choice between different philosophies of government.

Auto job losses continue as Chrysler, GM make cuts

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:13 PM CDT

DETROIT -- The employment carnage in the ever-shrinking U.S. auto industry continued Thursday as Chrysler LLC announced it would get rid of 1,825 factory jobs and General Motors Corp.

Bob works on social skills

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Alan Roth of Oroville enjoys a stroll through downtown Oroville with his dog Bob on Thursday. Roth said he was taking Bob out for a little "socializing," admitting with a smile that Bob needs a little work.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Linda Elaine Myers The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Linda Elaine Myers for a felony warrant charging her with diversion of funds.

Chico pollution reduction program gets OK: But many county residents nervous enforcement will spread outward

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO -- A program to stem wintertime pollution in Chico was approved Thursday, but much of the conversation circled around fears the regulations would spread to cover all of Butte County.

Daily Planner

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Today Performance BIDWELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 4:30 p.m. Concert by the North Valley Organists in celebration of the international year of the organ; 208 W.

Drug agents seize firearms, marijuana in two Glenn incidents

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

In the earlier incident Oct. 15, detectives with the sheriff's Marijuana Eradication Team did a compliance check in Capay and found medical marijuana recommendations for a man and his son had expired.

Editorial: Brown knows region's issues

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:55 AM CDT

Our view: The best person to make decisions for the rural north is the person who has lived here, not a Southern Californian.

Fall reflections

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Canadian geese fly over Teichert Pond Thursday east of Highway 99 with a backdrop of autumn-hued flaming red leaves reflected in the water.

Five vie for three posts on Durham school board

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:52 AM CDT

DURHAM — Just three years after a majority of the Durham Unified School District board of trustees were appointed because there weren't enough candidates, five people are running for three slots on the panel.

Gas to be collected from Neal Road Landfill to generate electricity

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County supervisors hear a lot of promises, but this one was, at the very least, unusual.

Greenspan at the Capitol: a hero no more

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:13 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- For nearly two decades, Congress treated Alan Greenspan with respect bordering on awe. No more.

Information sought about individual impersonating an officer

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — An individual impersonating a police officer allegedly attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 45 Wednesday evening.

Letter in Jim Nielsen case fuels ongoing residency controversy

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:53 AM CDT

RED BLUFF -- Those who say Jim Nielsen should be declared ineligible to run for Assembly in the 2nd District appeared to have their hopes raised this week by a letter from the California Secretary of State's office.

Letter: Almond Bowl wasn't a minute short

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

The Oct. 18 Almond Bowl article included several errors I am compelled to correct. During the second half of the game there were electronic problems with the game clock.

Letter: Do some research into ACORN

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

The political "cartoon" on page 8A of the Oct. 20 newspaper is inappropriate. The letter from Edson Myers is biased and inflammatory.

Letter: Don't let police chief downplay riot

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

As a retired career law enforcement officer, I was very troubled by the chief of police's take on the recent student melee.

Letter: Elect councilors who have some sense

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Here's a heads up about why you shouldn't re-elect Ann Schwab as a city councilor. The reality of her position is this: In a time when we need leadership that will help balance the city budget and bring new opportunity for Chico's citizens, Schwab

Letter: Fearmongers drive Prop. 8 support

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

It comes as no surprise that a woman who gave birth to seven children would speak out in favor of Proposition 8.

Letter: Nation can't afford Herger's leadership

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Some recent letters to the editor disagreed over the nature of Congressman Wally Herger's vote for the Wall Street bailout bill, which he supported on both occasions it was brought to the floor.

Letter: Poor Joe dared to ask a question

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Poor "Joe The Plumber." He had the unmitigated gall to ask a simple question of Barack Obama and now the weight of the Democratic Party slur machine and their "journalist" surrogates (notably the Associated Press) has been brought to bear.

Letter: Preserve marriage as it was intended

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

I would like to address two points "No on Proposition 8" advocates keep bringing up. I believe most same-sex couples to be kind, hardworking, good people, who are a great asset to our community.

Letter: Proposition 4 will hurt young women

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

If anyone thinks they are benefiting females or protecting the "unborn" by voting for Proposition 4, they should read the full text of the proposition and they will find a few surprises.

Letter: Proposition 9 will help crime victims

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

California voters have an opportunity to improve a flawed criminal justice system by supporting Proposition 9.

Letter: Sarsour will serve with compassion

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

In the time that my husband and I have been in Chico since 1993, we have come to know and appreciate Ali Sarsour and are delighted that he is running for a seat on the Chico City Council.

Letter: Sarsour would be breath of fresh air

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Ali Sarsour is an intelligent and thoughtful person and would make a great addition to the Chico City Council.

Letter: Vote to keep Chico special

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

I don't need to tell you how very special Chico is. Just in case you haven't noticed, I'm going to list for you a few of my favorite things about our hometown: the breathtaking view of the Sierra foothills as you head east on East Avenue, East First

Letter: Wahl is a voice of reason on council

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

This is our chance to get the voice of reason back on the Chico council. We have had too many years of uncontrolled spending.

Letter: Was it an error, or fraud?

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

When I went to vote in the primary election, earlier this year, I discovered that I was no longer carried on the roster to vote, that I had been switched to vote in the Democratic arena.

Letter: When voting, remember judges

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

There will be a president chosen this November, and he will appoint Supreme Court justices during his term, regardless of whether you stay home or go to the polls.

Letter: Yes to Proposition 8, but no to hate

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Some voices, edged with hostility themselves, suggest hate would be the only reason to vote yes on Proposition 8.

Local Roundup: Butte runners beat Shasta in four-team meet

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

In a sneak preview of how the Golden Valley Conference championship meet might play out next week, the Butte College men's cross country team edged rival Shasta to win the Butte-Yuba Invitational at Lake Oroville Afterbay on Thursday afternoon.

Local briefs

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Downtown growth options to return to committee CHICO — The question of how downtown should grow will go back to a committee.

Man had close call with former mortgage banker, still on the run

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — Garrett Gililland's former e-mail address — scarycash@gmail.com — should probably have been a red flag for clients.

Oroville woman arraigned in slaying of mother

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville woman arraigned Thursday in the stabbing death of her mother had been "depressed and suicidal" in the days leading up to the homicide, according to acquaintances.

PV defeats Oroville, stays in postseason hunt

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Pleasant Valley High's only ticket to the Northern Section Division I volleyball playoffs will have to be earned with perfection.

Police report

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department. Laptop computers were a favorite target of burglars, with 13 taken in seven days: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Oct.

Poor pooch

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Chico firefighter Jim Meier holds Huey, a small dog who somehow got its mouth and throat impaled on the wrought-iron leg of a planter stand on East Third Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Prep Football Previews: Chico hits the road for big matchup with Paradise

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Chico High's big win over Pleasant Valley last week secured not only Almond Bowl bragging rights, but a huge advantage in playoff seeding possibilities.

Report shows ups and downs in education trends

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- In Butte County and California's Central Valley, some progress has been made in factors influencing education and how prepared young people are for the future, but other areas have become worse, according to a report from the Great Valley

See "monster" roses at meeting

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

The Butte Rose Society will present its monthly program Tuesday at the Chico library, East First and Sherman avenues.

Sidelines: Horan named top CCAA golfer

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Chico State senior Kevin Horan has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Golfer of the Week for the week of Oct.

Silver metal curlicue

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The metal sculpture at Oakway Park in Chico has been completed. Kristin Bereznak of Chico walks past it on her way to pick up her children at school.

Sow There: Generous plants do volunteer work

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:14 PM CDT

In some ways, I have a live-and-let-live attitude in the garden. I will give special consideration to plants that have won my favor.

Suspect arraigned in slaying of mother

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville woman arraigned Thursday in the stabbing death of her mother had been "depressed and suicidal" in the days leading up to the homicide, according to acquaintances.

Two arrested, two at large, in ridge armed pot robbery

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

PARADISE — A Nunneley Road resident was sprayed with mace early Thursday morning when he tried to stop armed men allegedly stealing plants from his medical marijuana grow.

Two in runoff in Glenn 5th District supervisors' race

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 02:52 AM CDT

Glenn County's 5th District supervisors' race will see a run-off between the top two vote-getters from this spring's primary election.

Veteran's family gets back pay with interest

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 11:13 PM CDT

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It took six decades, but a wrongly convicted World War II veteran's family is finally getting his back pay with interest.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Art briefs

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Group show for glass artists CHICO -- A reception will be held for a group glass art show from 6-9 p.

Art feature: 'Manga Power!' shows world through children's eyes

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- The word "Manga," directly translated means "whimsical pictures." It is the Japanese word for comics, and represents a fashionable form of popular art culture throughout Asia and the world.

Art feature: Paradise artist Frank Wilson paints natural world

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Paradise muralist, painter, illusionist and sculptor Frank Wilson recently said, "I'm going to need about 15 lifetimes to just scratch the surface of this area as an artist.

Biblio File: Sweeps month for local author Dick Cory

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Dick Cory is a Nebraskan through-and-through, even after calling Chico home for four decades. He begins his third volume of memoirs, "Sweepings From Under the Rug" (paperback; for ordering details contact the author at ubangarang@sbcglobal.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Oct. 23, 2008

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

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

Calendar highlight: Eric Bibb

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Blues artist Eric Bibb will play at the El Rey Theatre in Chico on Nov. 2, along with soulful singer Ruthie Foster.

Calendar highlight: Random Tuesday

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Chico rock band Random Tuesday will play at 8 p.m. Friday at The Graduate, along with retro/party hip-hop group Love You Long Time, of L.

Chico Glass Fest 2008 kicks off with variety of local bands, artists

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- World-class glassblowers will create art while local musicians play for the public on Friday and Saturday.

City close to sealing pay deals

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Three additional city unions this week signed official contracts agreeing to pay raise and health insurance cuts, putting the city in spitting distance of meeting its employee concession goals.

City to become 'Fair Trade Town'

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — City Councilors are taking steps to make Chico a "Fair Trade Town." The Chico City Council voted Tuesday 5-2 to pursue a resolution supporting fair trade and to commit to serving certified fair trade products at its meetings, one of

Contributions to Chico City Council candiates in latest reporting period listed

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Here are contributions made to Chico City Council candidates during the latest reporting period: Andy Holcombe Contributions his period: $3,882; to date: $21,500 Expenditures this period: $13,155.

Cops say robber had taste for vice

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Authorities said that a man who admitted robbing three banks, including one in Chico, claimed he spent more than $8,000 of the loot on "in-room entertainment" at a Las Vegas hotel.

Correction

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Tuesday's Enterprise-Record incorrectly named the date of the City Council's special meeting on the Chico General Plan update.

Cover story: Drum roll, please ... Lou Mars wins national drumming competition, goes to Hollywood

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- By the time you read this article, Chico drummer Lou Maraschiello (Mars is a stage name) will have been flown to Hollywood via swanky Virgin Airlines, chauffeured around the Sunset Strip, rocked out at the "holy grail" of recording studios

Daily Planner: October 23

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events FIRE SAFE EVENT: 10 a.m.-noon. Program: "Identify Fire Hazards Around Your Home and Chipper Program Kick Off" to improve fire safety.

Daily Planner: October 24

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Performance BIDWELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 4:30 p.m. Concert by the North Valley Organists in celebration of the international year of the organ; 208 W.

Editorial: Keep Herger in Washington

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Our view: With the nation's economy in shambles, electing a fiscal conservative to Congress is a wise move.

Entertainment calendar for Oct. 23-Oct. 29

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Thursday, OCT. 23 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS JOHNNIE'S RESTAURANT, HOTEL DIAMOND: Solo piano with Gino Poli. Ongoing.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Lavey looking for BVL singles title

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Colby Lavey's view on losing borders between nonchalant and unfazed, despite the fact that she's really not used to it on the tennis court.

Firearms found stashed in Glenn County again

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — For the third time in a week, firearms were found discarded in Glenn County under suspicious circumstances.

GVC Domination: Butte volleyball tops rival Shasta in 4 games

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — There hasn't been much adversity for the Butte College women's volleyball team to deal with lately.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'W.' offers fascinating look at president

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

"W." is Oliver Stone's somewhat comic take on our current president and the influences who made him who he is.

Identity of slain woman released

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 03:27 PM CDT

OROVILLE— The name of a woman who was allegedly stabbed to death by her daughter was released by officials this morning.

InnerView: Mike Hubley helps people who need everything

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — The first time Mike Hubley visited a culture where people were truly in need, he was in the fifth grade.

Letter: Change law before changing streets

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here is a simple way the city of Chico could save the $80,000 a block they plan to spend on restriping the downtown parking spaces and lanes.

Letter: Check facts before writing

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I would suggest to Karen Goodwin to check her facts before writing a letter criticizing the crowds at the John McCain rallies.

Letter: Downtown changes will create problems

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

First, I have never had a problem parking downtown. I have never understood why the Downtown Chico Business Association and certain city councilors insist that what we have isn't working.

Letter: Investigate Obama

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I agree with Ralph Whitcher that the Enterprise-Record needs to get another source for news besides the Associated Press.

Letter: Lenient judge isn't clairvoyant

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

"A difficult and heart-wrenching case," were the words of Judge Robert Glusman, and it is, for the Amit Tandon family.

Letter: Marriage is a civil right

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

America was founded by men and women escaping from religious persecution and domination in Europe. Our forefathers were wise enough to respect these ideals.

Letter: Obama's connections

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here's how Barack Obama is connected to the following: Sedition, treason: William Ayers. Racism, anti-American: Jeremiah Wright.

Letter: People need to strike back

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I could be a CEO for a corporation or huge company and make an annual salary of roughly $25 million, give or take a million or two with bonuses and perks of the trade.

Letter: Problems not coincidence

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The Democrats cry "scare tactics." What's really scary is the obviously biased liberal media protection of Obama and his record, and his associations with questionable people of influence who hate America and what America stands for.

Letter: Sarsour cares about all

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I want to give my enthusiastic support for Ali Sarsour, candidate for Chico City Council. Among many fine candidates, he stands out as an advocate of community understanding, great integrity and courage to speak truthfully about important issues.

Letter: Schwab a good listener

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I've know Ann Schwab since 2003 when she was a member of the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission. She was co-chair for the Bidwell Park Centennial celebration in 2005 and her concern for Bidwell Park and greenways was very evident.

Letter: Two-lane streets for downtown won't work

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I've lived in Chico for more than 30 years. I've seen many changes to this town — the green line, the death of North Valley Plaza, the removal of the train tracks down The Esplanade and recently the City Plaza remodel.

Letter: Where's the tolerance?

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

There has been much vitriol in the letters section regarding Proposition 8 in the upcoming election. Where is tolerance?

Local Ozzy impersonator returns for 'America's Got Talent' wrap-up

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- Local Ozzy Osbourne impersonator Michael Dracul said he was thrilled to be included in the season finale of "America's Got Talent," which aired on NBC, Oct.

Local Roundup: Chico High girls team wins EAL swim crown

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The Chico High girls swimming team won the Eastern Athletic League title without much of a challenge Wednesday in Anderson, and it was led by Allison West, who won the 100-yard butterfly, the 100 backstroke and took part in two relay victories.

Make a Difference Day set for Saturday

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Saturday, citizens in Butte and Glenn counties will join in the largest volunteer event in the country, during Make a Difference Day.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Pastorino doing little things

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Scoring 20 points in a basketball game is a worthy accomplishment. The same can be said for someone who does it on the football field.

Many reasons to love Butte County

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:03 AM CDT

We moved here from Reno with almost no knowledge of Butte County. With our sons, we wanted to come to a place where we could work together to build a family business, a natural sustainable farm.

Millions in drugs seized, seven arrested in BINTF raid

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — County drug officials made arrests and crippled narcotics distribution rings in several local communities earlier this week.

Music preview: Guitarist Martin Taylor plays at Big Room next week

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- "My first love was the sound of guitar." -- Boz Scaggs. If you're able to catch Martin Taylor's show at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Music preview: Paradise Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50th anniversary with concert

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Symphony and Paradise Performing Arts Center will present "A Night at the Opera" at 7 p.

Music preview: Tab Benoit brings blues to Big Room

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.

Oroville murder suspect declared competent to stand trial

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville murder suspect who was previously committed to a state hospital, has now been declared competent to stand trial.

Paradise school board takes no stand on Prop 8

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE — After almost two hours of arguments from the public urging the Paradise Unified School District board of trustees to take a stand on Proposition 8 — to approve a resolution in its support, vote against it or table it —

Political group is biggest council race money raiser

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — The largest amount by far raised this year in support of candidates running for the Chico City Council comes from a newly-formed political action committee.

Rescuers pluck woman from canyon

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:41 AM CDT

CENTERVILLE — A woman who accidentally drove her vehicle off a steep road Wednesday was trapped in the car for nearly six hours before she was rescued by emergency personnel.

Scam artists posing as magazine publishers hound woman

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — It's unknown if others in the area are getting calls, but one Chico woman said she was contacted at least six times on a recent Saturday by con artists claiming she's won huge amounts of cash, and even a luxury car.

School time

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Honors The following Paradise High School students earned Advanced Placement awards from the College Board: National Scholar, for scoring an average of 4 on all exams and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more exams — Logan Halstrom;

Stabbing victim identified

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The name of a woman who was allegedly stabbed to death by her daughter was released by officials Wednesday morning.

Stocks tumble on worries about earnings forecasts

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 03:25 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street tumbled again today as investors worried that the global economy is poised to weaken even as parts of the credit market slowly show signs of recovery.

Students show sustainability smarts

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University students showed off their sustainability know-how Wednesday during a fair that gave passersby an eyeful.

Supervisors seek legal opinion on Hamilton City mosquito issue

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Glenn County Board of Supervisors wants to hear from the county's lawyer before deciding what to do about a Butte County agency's decision pertaining mosquito control in Hamilton City.

The Nosebleed Section column: Bad teams still have lots to play for

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

We're getting to that point in the fall prep sports schedule where the better teams in the north state are preparing for their playoff runs.

Theater briefs

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

Children's talent showcase, rock show CHICO -- Chico Children's Theater Company will present a night with the "Rising Stars," a talent showcase and alternative rock show featuring "Suspended Animation" on Saturday.

Two Glenn County Jail inmates try to take lives on same day

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Two women being held at the Glenn County Jail reportedly attempted to take their lives Monday in unrelated incidents.

Umpqua CEO's talk aims to quell local bank failure fears

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — This too shall pass, was Umpqua Bank Chief Executive Officer Ray Davis' reminder to the fearful that financial storms have battered the U.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 23 Oct 2008 02:04 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.

Woman trapped in car up to six hours rescued

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 05:25 PM CDT

CENTERVILLE — A woman trapped up to six hours in her damaged vehicle off Centerville Road has been rescued and is on her way by helicopter to Enloe Medical Center in Chico.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

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1 p.m.: Stocks end lower amid mixed earnings reports

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 03:27 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is down again as investors worry that companies' forecasts for the fourth quarter and beyond signal little easing of the weakness gripping the economy.

Buzz preview: Paradise artist Frank Wilson paints natural world

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 06:32 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Paradise muralist, painter, illusionist and sculptor Frank Wilson recently said, "I'm going to need about 15 lifetimes to just scratch the surface of this area as an artist.

Chico City Council unanimously OKs Chico Volkswagen expansion

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — A controversial expansion of Chico Volkswagen gained the unanimous approval of the Chico City Council Tuesday night.

Community Roundup: Chico Midgets finish season undefeated

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT

The Chico Jaguar Midgets ended the regular season undefeated, beating Paradise 44-8 and winning the northern division for the second straight year.

Correction

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

In Tuesday's article about the Prius fundraiser to benefit high school programs, the president of Pleasant Valley High School Sports Boosters was misidentified and credit for bookkeeping given to the wrong organization.

Daily Planner: October 22

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events CHICO LIBRARY: 3-4 p.m. Local author Mike Graf to meet young readers ages 8-15 and talk about his book series on National Parks and others works in conference room of the library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

Daily Planner: October 23

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events FIRE SAFE EVENT: 10 a.m.-noon. Program: "Identify Fire Hazards Around Your Home and Chipper Program Kick Off" to improve fire safety.

Daughter allegedly kills mother in stabbing

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville resident was stabbed to death early Tuesday morning, allegedly by her daughter.

Daughter allegedly stabs mother to death in Oroville

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 02:06 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville resident was stabbed to death early Tuesday morning, allegedly by her daughter.

Editorial: Logue, Nielsen best for Assembly

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Our view: Two experienced candidates are much better options than either of their opponents, who have never held an elected office.

Fireplace-use rules before air quality board

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO -- A decision is expected this week on a revised program aimed at reducing pollution from fireplaces and older woodstoves.

Five candidates compete for two school board seats

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO — A salesman, a business owner, a preschool programs coordinator and a school construction project manager are competing with the incumbent for two open seats on the Chico Unified School District board of trustees.

Glenn's Most Wanted

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office: Shelby Michael Haney The Glenn Sheriff's Office is seeking Shelby Michael Haney for violation of probation on charges of possession of controlled substance.

I was simply appalled to open my Chico E-R to find the headline "Drunken driver placed on probation for fatal crash." I often read articles or letters that inspire to me to react in some way and just as often I get busy with my day and don't take the tim

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

—Patricia LaBreacht-Johansen, Chico

Letter: Cast vote against judicial tyranny

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Eight years ago California voters overwhelming declared we wish to reserve marriage exclusively for the union between a man and a woman.

Letter: Change not always for the better

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

There is a large constituency in this presidential election who are enamored of the vague promises of "hope" and "change.

Letter: Court was right on same-sex marriage

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

In response to Merle Loomis Thompson's letter: Marriage licenses have already been switched back to "bride" and "groom" in most counties.

Letter: Democrats taking U.S. on a left turn

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

After 40 years of liberal indoctrination in the schools, the ACLU, using the Constitution to destroy the Constitution, we may elect the first Marxist to the presidency.

Letter: Holcombe devoted to Chico

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Andy Holcombe has devoted his time and energy to important projects for local individuals and for the city of Chico.

Letter: If voters really want change ...

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Barack Obama is keen on change. In order to ensure that the Republicans never again get a majority in the Congress, all Obama needs to do on becoming president is to introduce five changes to be approved by a Democratic Congress: 1.

Letter: Judge's sentence took courage

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The California Legislature determines the punishment for crimes. Troy Hovey's crime of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated permits a grant of probation without any limitations.

Letter: Low fees led to city budget problem

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

If you're truly a fiscal conservative, don't vote for Republicans Larry Wahl and Mark Sorensen for Chico City Council.

Letter: Proposition 8 a matter of equality

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

In recent weeks I have read many letters to the editor urging a "yes" vote on Proposition 8. One of the themes of these letters seems to be that the proposition will not take away any rights from domestic partnerships.

Letter: Proposition 8 ignores reality

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

As a young Californian, lesbian woman, and future mother I am deeply concerned about the ramifications Proposition 8 will have should it pass.

Letter: Proposition 8 is an economic issue

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Many of us think of marriage as legalized sex, but let's face it, we don't have to be married to have sex, both hetero or homo.

Letter: Prouty a strong communicator

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Recently a letter was printed in response to comments made by Jim Prouty, candidate for Oroville City Council, regarding the educational level of the citizens of Oroville.

Letter: Report on artsy race malicious

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

To have experienced such a thrilling event as the Chico Palio, and then to have a news writer infer that the horse was not artistic but just built to be light to win, is a travesty to the event itself and especially to the art community and young

Letter: Sarsour has right qualities for council

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I've known Ali Sarsour for more than 30 years. During the entirety of that time he has steadily demonstrated a multidimensional and mature ability to: resolve problems, take advantage of opportunities, be the quiet spark for synthesis of opinion and

Letter: Schwab's love for Chico shows

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Ann Schwab understands that a flourishing, strong and vibrant economy is ultimately based on the health of our local, regional and global ecosystems.

Letter: Theft at fire lookout despicable

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The person or people who broke into the Sawmill Peak fire lookout tower qualify as truly despicable people.

Letter: Vote for Schwab is a wise investment

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I believe supporting Ann Schwab for City Council is a valuable investment in Chico's future. I have known Ann for many years and watched her commitment and hard work for community improvements both from a business profit angle and a social service

Letter: Walker has the right seasoning

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

As the principal at Chico Senior High School in 1975, I knew Jim Walker as a successful student leader as well as an outstanding athlete.

Letter: Walker, a man of honesty

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I was greatly surprised to read in the E-R that Dr. Jim Walker is running for the council office. It is an opportunity for me to be able to express my opinion about this fine gentleman.

Letter; Sarsour ready to shot on council

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I have known Ali Sarsour for more than 25 years. In all of those years I have found him to be an honest, community-focused person.

Local Briefs

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Willows woman resists arrest, vandalizes patrol car WILLOWS — A woman riding in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation Monday night was arrested by officers who suspected she had been drinking, a violation of her felony probation.

Local Roundup: Horan's first-place finish makes Wildcat winners

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Getting three top-five finishes, including individual medalist winner Kevin Horan, the No. 9 Chico State men's golf team got some revenge at the Sonoma State University Invitational, winning the No.

Lookout Point visiting hours limited

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Visitors to the newly created Lookout Point vista area, off the Skyway, will have to leave two hours after sunset and can't come back until one hour before sunrise.

Man jailed after shooting neighbor in face

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK — A man suspected of shooting a Berry Creek resident in the side of the face was arrested Monday evening, following the incident.

Narrowly focused ordinance aimed at offensive dogs, cats

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

OROVILLE — After several attempts beginning last year, the Butte County Board of Supervisors has passed an ordinance aimed at silencing noisy dogs and putting a stop to nuisance cats.

New experience -- leaves

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

Hosanna Patience of Chico enjoys watching 10-month-old son, Osiris Patience, as he gets acquainted with leaves of fall along East Second Street near Orient Street in downtown Chico Tuesday.

Oroville outgunned too early

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The crowd in Oroville High's gymnasium came to life in the third game Tuesday night, even though the hometown Tigers had already just lost the first two games and were trailing 12-10.

Poczobut named Orland city manager

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

ORLAND — A search that began last April ended Monday when Orland City Council approved the appointment of a new city manager.

Sidelines: Butte ranked No. 11 in nation

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT

The Butte College football team is ranked No. 11 in the nation according to this week's JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 national junior college football rankings.

Starving Student: Feelings are mixed for Chico coffee house

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO — This column is due in an hour and a half and I can't maintain any kind of concentration whatsoever.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Fujis are the darlings of fall

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO — Back in the days before Everything Was Available All The Time, apples were as sure a sign of autumn as pumpkins and colored leaves.

Torres shelter garnering financial support

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- The financially troubled Torres Shelter has been getting a lot of help, but still needs more, officials said Tuesday.

Two crashes reported within 90 minutes of each other on Palm Avenue

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Two accidents within 90 minutes of each other slowed traffic Tuesday on usually quiet Palm Avenue, west of Mangrove Avenue.

Wildcats geared for CCAA weekend

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT

It's likely that the individual winner of Saturday's California Collegiate Athletic Association men's cross country championship race won't come as a surprise to anybody.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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8 a.m. update: No serious problems

Posted: 20 Oct 2008 10:03 AM CDT

Despite a reported solo spinout on southbound Highway 99 in the vicinity of Neal Road, things are looking goods on area roads this morning.

Anesthesiologists pledge $500,000 toward Enloe expansion

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO — The anesthesiologists who work at Enloe Medical Center have pledged to contribute $500,000 toward the hospital's expansion project.

Banning 'Tango': Chico schools urged to take children's book off shelves

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — You don't have to burn the book, just ban it — urges a group of parents who wants a children's book taken off the shelves of Chico Unified School District school libraries.

Bernanke: Economy needs extra stimulus dose

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum is building for a fresh dose of economic stimulants to boost the country out of the doldrums — perhaps by putting more money in Americans' pockets.

Berry Creek resident shot in face

Posted: 20 Oct 2008 09:18 PM CDT

BERRY CREEK — Enloe FlightCare was called for an unidentified person shot in the face at a home on Buckboard Way tonight, but the victim reportedly refused medical aid.

Butte College president rappels down tower

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

BUTTEVALLEY — She can and she did. Butte College President Diana Van Der Ploeg dangled from ropes four stories in the air Monday before rappelling down the face of the fire academy training tower.

Campus clips

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: MBA Day An informational session for potential applicants for the Professional Master of Business Administration will be held from 6-7:30 p.

Daily Planner: October 21

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

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

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Hilst, Jones tie for Butte Creek senior title

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Dave Hilst and Phil Jones each shot a net 68 to tie for low net in the 2008 Butte Creek CC Senior Men's Club Championship.

Editorial: Reed Pollak best for CUSD

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Our view: With CUSD's ongoing fiscal problems, it's wise to find candidates who can manage a budget.

Fire and Rice: Byproduct produced from local growers helps protect barren Concow Hills from rain threat

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Rice straw drifted down slowly in heaps onto sloped hillsides Monday in areas near Concow Reservoir that burned this summer.

Hybrid prize translates to schools' win: Prius raffle nets $198,000 for Chico, PV high schools

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — When Gina Reggi-Bruchler won a 2009 Toyota Prius just before the fourth quarter of Friday's Almond Bowl football game between cross-town rivals Chico High and Pleasant Valley High School, thousands of students won as well.

Letter: AIG's actions after bailout infuriating

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 02:24 AM CDT

I can't believe the audacity of the AIG executives. These white-collar schmucks have the gall to spend $440,000 on an executive outing after an $85 billion lifeline from the taxpayers' pockets and then $86,000 more on a hunting trip after receiving

Letter: Bicycle race a successful event

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

For Chico-area bicyclists, our fifth annual "Jack and Jill" Time Trial (male/female racing teams) was another great success on Oct.

Letter: Cowan always brightened up the day

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Every once in a while you meet someone and you can sense they are special just by looking in their eyes or maybe just the handshake.

Letter: Find another word besides marriage

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Probably most of us remember conversations that became a bit confusing or argumentative because of the use of words having somewhat differently understood definitions or implications to the participants.

Letter: People guide marriage, not government

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

A recent letter from James Wilkerson regarding Proposition 8 shows a distinct failure to understand our constitutional legal system.

Letter: Proposition 8 is not discriminatory

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

When passed, Proposition 8 will keep the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Letter: Proposition goes down an ugly path

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Is this supposed to be a free country or not? What's up with people wanting to tell other people they can't get married?

Local Roundup: Horan shoots 66, 70 as Wildcats take tournament lead

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Chico State's Kevin Horan shot a 6-under 66 in the first round, the low score of the day, and followed with a second-round 70 to tie Sonoma State's Jarin Todd for the lead at 136 after the first two rounds of the Sonoma State Invitational on Monday

Local briefs

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Arrest made in alleged rape Sunday of Chico State student CHICO — A 19-year-old woman told police she was raped by a male friend Sunday afternoon at her residence in the 700 block of West Seventh Street.

Mounted police help chase down purse-snatcher

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico police officers reined in a purse snatcher Saturday with the help of two horses. At about 11:30 p.

Palermo man killed when vehicle hits tree

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

PALERMO — A Palermo man died Saturday afternoon after driving his vehicle into a tree. Michael Cramton, 65, was driving east on Louis Avenue when he turned his vehicle to the right.

Patient files suit against Enloe, physician, nurses

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — A local physician, Enloe Medical Center and some of the hospital's nurses are being sued in connection with a medical error that occurred in August.

Ratekin's injury not too serious

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE — X-rays taken Monday on the injured ankle of Ryan Ratekin, the Butte College football team's starting quarterback, revealed no significant damage.

Sidelines: Caughey garners GBL top honor

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Chico Outlaws 25-year-old left-hander Trevor Caughey has been named the Golden Baseball League's Pitcher of the Year for 2008.

Temporary site for burned out Orland Ace store on fast track

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

ORLAND — Orland Ace Hardware, destroyed by fire Oct. 13, may open in a temporary location by mid-November.

Two cases of guns discarded near Orland investigated

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

ORLAND — The Glenn County Sheriff's office is investigating two cases, probably unrelated, in which handguns were found discarded near Orland Friday under suspicious circumstances.

Two more arrests made in south Chico armed robbery

Posted: 21 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — Police have made two more arrests in connection with the alleged Oct. 8 armed robbery of marijuana in south Chico.

Monday, October 20, 2008

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Blog Log for Oct. 20

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

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

Briefs

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

VFW sets dinner, plans holiday boutique OROVILLE — Veterans of Foreign Wars Warren Scott Post and Auxiliary will host their annual spaghetti dinner 5 to 8 p.

Churches Love Chico: Congregations help community

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO -- Four churches canceled their traditional worship services Sunday morning to work on about 60 community projects.

Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for president

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:39 PM CDT

WASHINGTON — Colin Powell, a Republican and retired general who was President Bush's first secretary of state, broke with the party Sunday and endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president, calling him a "transformational figure" while

Letter: Experience needed on CUSD board

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

The next few years' political issues on the international, national and state levels will undoubtedly challenge competent decision-makers.

Letter: Illegitimate program bad for democracy

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

On the face of it, encouraging citizens to participate in the electoral process via registering voters can be a positive endeavor.

Letter: Proposition 8 fear-mongering untrue

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Kami Wright's letter Tuesday is erroneous. It is against the California Education Code to discuss sexual issues without written parent permission.

Letter: Safeguard reproductive rights

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Proposition 4 is yet another attempt to have the government restrict women's right to choose. It limits abortion rights, violates women's privacy and threatens women's health.

Letter: Support couples that will procreate

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

As Election Day approaches, Californians must decide how we will define marriage. Proposition 8 has the same language voted into law in 2000, now proposed as a constitutional amendment to prevent what happened in May when four justices overruled 61

Letter: Taxpayers, be wary of school bonds

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

These are troubled times — bail out Wall Street, California, Glenn County, Willows, Orland then Willows Unified School District.

Mortgage firm arranged stealth campaign

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:39 PM CDT

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took

News of Our Past for Oct. 20

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

25 years ago 'Water policy approved by Butte board' OROVILLE — A water policy statement ... drafted .

Rays beat Bosox in Game 7, advance to World Series

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:39 PM CDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Down to their last chance, the Tampa Bay Rays left no doubt they were World Series-worthy, after all.

Shopping spree will fulfill wish for Oroville brothers

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Tub and Leng Xiong may wish on a shooting star every so often or blow out their birthday candles once a year, dreaming of the perfect shopping spree.

Supervisors will consider limited access at Lookout Point

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Just days before the scheduled ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Lookout Point parking and vista site on the Skyway, the Butte County Board of Supervisors is going to consider limiting the hours the facility can be used.

Volkswagen plan, General Plan before City Council

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico City Council faces a full agenda Tuesday night, taking up a proposed expansion of Chico Volkswagen and decisions on the city's General Plan update.

Wildcats shut out Gators in home finale

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

The Chico State men's soccer team won its final regular-season home match Sunday at University Soccer Stadium with a 2-0 victory over San Francisco State.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Read my bumper — small messages, big meanings

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

CHICO — I'm not a big fan of bumper stickers. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading about your honor student as much as the next person.

Author to sign books on reptiles Saturday

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico Creek Nature Center will host a book signing and talk on the amphibians and reptiles of Bidwell Park Saturday, presented by author Jackson Shedd.

Bookshelf: "The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization"

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

What's this book about? Well, it's really just what the title says but much more than that, too. It's an exciting adventure from Chicago to Los Angeles in the 1940s with all kinds of crazy things happening in between.

Bratwurst grill, concert raises $16,000 toward new rescue truck

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Berry Creek Volunteer Fire Department raised about $16,000 toward a new rescue truck with the help of a 65-foot grill and the Sacramento-based alternative rock band Cake Saturday.

Butte defense stuffs CCSF

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 02:22 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO — Historical significance was clear when the Butte College football team knocked down NorCal Conference king City College of San Francisco on Saturday afternoon.

Children know how to force parents to speak the language

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

Raising children is an ongoing educational effort, but often it's the kids who are doing the teaching.

City hopes to scale back leaf pickup program to save money

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:37 PM CDT

CHICO -- Money may not grow on them, but city officials are eyeing the thousands of trees in Chico with a hope of saving some green.

Daily Planner: October 19

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

Performances LAXSON AUDITORIUM, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Irish music sensation Natalie MacMaster. Chico Performances.

Dinner in Magalia to help cancer patient

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

MAGALIA -- "Sunshine's Cancer Treatment Benefit Dinner" will be held Saturday to raise funds for a recently-diagnosed cancer patient.

Editorial: No troubles in Paradise

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

Our view: Despite the presence of a couple of impressive challengers, the three incumbents deserve re-election to the Paradise Town Council.

Flu clinic offered in Paradise

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Feather River Hospital's annual drive-through flu clinic will be Oct. 26 at the Paradise Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5720 Academy Drive.

Herger, Morris in TV debate Tuesday

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

REDDING — The two candidates for Congress from the 2nd District, Wally Herger and Jeff Morris, will engage in a debate that will be televised live on KIXE (Channel 9) Tuesday.

Highway 70 good place to avoid this week

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:37 PM CDT

JARBO GAP — Unless it's absolutely necessary, Highway 70 through the Feather River Canyon will be a good place for motorists to avoid next week.

Installation of sewer monitors begins Monday

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

CHICO -- New sewer monitoring technology will allow Chico to keep a better eye on its sewer system and better plan ahead, interim Assistant City Manager Dennis Beardsley said Friday.

Lassen Park entering prescribed burn season

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

LASSEN PARK — Lassen Volcanic National Park is planning to conduct two prescribed burns and ignite numerous burn piles throughout the park this fall.

Letter: Don't mess with the constitution

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

The California Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry under the California constitution.

Letter: Follow the money when you hear the ads

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

In addition to her progressive credentials, I'm endorsing Ann Schwab because she is so accessible. Ann always has the time to listen to your concerns.

Letter: Herger loses debate

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

During the debate at the Chico City Council on Oct. 9, Wally Herger was asked about his record of voting with George Bush 95 percent of the time.

Letter: More rice variety means more profit

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

On Monday, the Nobel Foundation announced that Paul Krugman won the 2008 Nobel Prize in economics "for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.

Letter: Oppression won't fortify my marriage

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

Marriage, an old and revered institution, has undergone many changes over time. There was a time when young girls were betrothed to men four times their age, for reasons of increasing family ties and status.

Letter: Research is a great idea

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:37 PM CDT

In response to Sally Canfield Coupe's Oct. 10 letter, I agree with the sentiment in her letter that voters should research and educate themselves about whom and what they choose to support and vote for.

Local roundup: Wildcat volleyball whacks Lumberjacks

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 02:22 AM CDT

Lindsay Macias recorded a match-high 13 kills and also had 13 digs to lead the Chico State volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Humboldt State on Saturday night in Arcata, 25-19, 25-20, 25-20.

Local teacher strives to inspire future scientists

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

CHICO -- The work of one Chico Junior High School science teacher will not only help her students learn, but will also expand others' education, add to her own resources and contribute to the world's body of knowledge.

Officials probe fire at ridge school

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

MAGALIA -- A fire on the grounds of Pine Ridge School prompted an investigation by a county arson squad Friday.

On Foot: Coyote sighting a first, but not uncommon

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

CHICO — It's that time of year in Bidwell Park when the grape vines are getting a head start turning a vibrant red, long before the others leaves begin their winter process.

Orland council to discuss appointment of city manage

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

ORLAND — After several months of searching, the Orland City Council may finally appoint a new city manager.

People on the Street

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

Why vote? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico. Kay Schenk Computer programmer, Chico Because it's the right thing to do and I don't want someone else making decisions for me.

Picks of the day

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

The opening of Pumpkins in the Park at Riverbend Park in Oroville on Saturday drew pumpkin-hunters and those who wanted to lose themselves in a hay maze.

Road work roundup

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico HIGHWAY 99 — At East First Avenue, the northbound offramp will be closed 10 p.

Roadrunners notebook: Cowan could appreciate big win

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 02:22 AM CDT

SAN FRANCSICO — Not even a full week has passed since the namesake for the Butte College football team's campus stadium passed away and already the Roadrunners have the type of exhilarating victory John Cowan always embraced.

Roadrunners' defense stops Rams, Butte still undefeated

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 08:58 PM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO — For the first time in college football's modern era, the Butte College football team won a game at City College of San Francisco's hallowed on-campus stadium this afternoon by beating the Rams 28-14 in a crucial NorCal

Time for Sutter Buttes calendar

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

A rare, inside look at the Sutter Buttes is recorded in The Middle Mountain Foundation's 2009 calendar, featuring photos taken from every angle of the world's smalllest mountain range.

Unthinkable journey: Relatives face accused slayer in court

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:35 PM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final story in a three-part series. WILLOWS -- On Sept. 11, a quiet drama played out in a Quincy courtroom, where a grieving Willows couple and a Chester mom quietly faced the young man accused of killing their children.

Wal-Mart seeks growth in 'small-town' China

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:37 PM CDT

LOUDI, China — Maoming, Wuhu and Loudi. They're Chinese cities so far in the boonies that Lonely Planet doesn't even bother to mention them in its popular travel guide.

Want to be a columnist?

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 11:36 PM CDT

The glamorous life of a newspaper columnist could be yours. Learn how to anger thousands of people with one adjective.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

ABC decoys buy liquor at five of nine businesses

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Underage decoys working with Alcoholic Beverage Control succeeded in buying liquor at a majority of businesses sampled on Oct.

Butte's swerving line leads to CCSF clash

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

Long before he was elevated to the status of NBA rock star, Magic Johnson drew praise from basketball enthusiasts simply by playing all five positions on the floor capably in his younger days with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Chico Mervyns, 148 others closing

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Problems in the construction and housing industries became readily apparent with the release of last month's Butte County unemployment figures on Friday.

Chico owns Almond Bowl XXXVIII

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico High's Charles Robinson finished off a riveting 47 minutes of football with a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown Friday night at University Stadium.

Chico seizes Almond Bowl XXXVIII win

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 01:21 AM CDT

CHICO — Almond Bowl XXXVIII was captured by Chico High, which snapped its recent run of late-game disappointments in the storied rivalry matchup with a 27-14 victory at University Stadium.

Daily Planner: October 18

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Events MORMON CHURCH, CHICO 3RD and 6TH WARDS: Make a Difference Day projects, a week early. 70 volunteers of all ages to work at 11 Chico homes doing repair, cleaning yards and hauling away debris for the disabled and elderly.

Danger warning issued to Chico State students

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — A recent rape on the campus, and a near riot last weekend, have Chico State University officials imploring students to use restraint and caution when out socializing.

Economic crisis hammers housing

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:11 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — The nation is on track to build fewer homes this year than at any time since the end of World War II, adding to the woes of an economy that analysts said Friday has almost certainly entered a recession.

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

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

HIT — Chico firefighters presented the community with a gift last week. Asked to keep its wage cap increase at 1 percent to help with the city's budget problems, the fire union and its members went further, agreeing to do without a raise for

Four Tops frontman Levi Stubbs dead at 72

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Associated Press Writer DETROIT — Four Tops frontman Levi Stubbs, whose dynamic and emotive voice drove such Motown classics as "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" and "Baby I Need Your Loving," died Friday at 72.

Four arrests made in pot raid

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

COHASSET — Four people, including two citizens of Latin America, were arrested Thursday while tending a large pot plantation on Beaver Creek, northwest of Campbellville.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Off with the Old ... On with the New," from Pastor Will Glaspie; 6 p.

Glenn County schools superintendent recall fails

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

WILLOWS — An effort to recall Glenn County Superintendent of Schools Arturo Barrera quietly fizzled Friday when supporters failed to obtain enough signatures on a recall petition by the official deadline.

In Session: Taking the 'experts' with a grain of salt

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Have you ever noticed how many experts there are? We are bombarded by television experts advising us how to vote, how to eat, how to lose weight, how to cure various and sundry ailments — the list goes on and on.

Letter: Cause of ruckus shouldn't be a mystery

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The events that took place over the weekend at Fifth and Ivy are alarming. Police Chief Bruce Hagerty said he and his fellow officers are "kind of at a loss for words as to why they did what they did.

Letter: Do research before spreading rumors

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Obama is an Arab. False. Obama is a Muslim. False. Obama reads books advocating Muslim world-domination.

Letter: Experience matters in CUSD election

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I have known Jann Reed for more than 20 years. She has continuously volunteered for this community both in an out of the classroom.

Letter: Get an education, or get out

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I have lived in the Chico area for many years and with all the parties that go on people want to know why there are no out-of-towners allowed on Halloween.

Letter: Harrington a man of the people

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Presently, the false philosophy of the ultra-conservatives is under serious scrutiny. Those ultras usually scream to heaven for no government regulations or oversight of "private" business operations.

Letter: Hughes has critical CARD experience

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

We are writing to endorse Jerry Hughes for board member of CARD in the upcoming election. Jerry has been a friend for many years.

Letter: Melee wasn't a matter of economics

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Did Chico Police Chief Bruce Hagerty really blame last weekend's violent "disturbance" on the economic downturn as reported in the E-R?

Letter: New leaders just make things worse

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Well it looks like things in the Pelosi "Dodge City" are starting to come unraveled. It looks like the "new Congress in town" just kept on riding through.

Letter: Proposition 5 a potential disaster

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

As district attorney, I have been a strong proponent of drug treatment, and have continued my commitment to the treatment courts through the past decade.

Letter: Proposition 8 is about rights, not faith

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I would encourage voters to say no on 8. Marriage is a legal institution. It can also be a religious act.

Letter: Proposition 8 is discrimination

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Letter: Proposition 8 mandates inequality

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

This letter is in reply to the Oct. 11 letter of Kamele Bates Crabtree, who repeats the pro-Proposition 8 propaganda almost verbatim.

Letter: Republican rallies turn ugly

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The hysteria observed at recent Republican rallies calling Obama "an Arab" (meaning "terrorist") and yelling "kill him" is unacceptable.

Letter: Schwab has earned respect

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

We have followed Ann Schwab's long and productive public service record in Chico with great admiration for many years.

Letter: Stealing signs unconstitutional

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

At 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, we put up a political sign in the southeast corner of our property supporting Barack Obama for president.

Letter: Students need to respect community

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

We were visiting our two daughters who attend Chico State this past weekend. My youngest daughter was away with her sports team she's a member of and my older daughter (a criminal justice major) witnessed the "riot" from her home on Ivy and Fifth.

Life is fragile: Steven Furtado -- the teen and his final day

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second story in a three-part series. WILLOWS -- When Steven Furtado set out early May 10 for the Lamb Derby Parade, no one knew it would be one of those days that prove just how fragile and unpredictable life can be.

Local Roundup: Paradise pounds Red Bluff

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

The Paradise High football team's recent roll continued Friday night. The Bobcats scored 28 second-half points to seal a 42-7 Eastern Athletic League road victory over Red Bluff.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Juvenile shot in south Oroville following an argument OROVILLE — A juvenile was shot in Oroville Friday morning, following an argument in the area of Burlington Avenue and C Street.

Mervyns to close

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 06:01 PM CDT

Already suffering from a decline in sales tax revenue, Chico city officials and consumers got bad news today with the announcement that Mervyns will close.

Oroville taken down in a hurry

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Oroville High's Friday night game against Foothill got off on the wrong foot on the first play of the game when the Cougars took the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and added seven others to the total for a 54-6 victory at

Plan to narrow Broadway, Main gains support

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- Plans are moving ahead to make changes to downtown parking, including narrowing the two main streets to add diagonal parking.

Religius Briefs

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Church celebrates 125th anniversary CHICO The First Christian Church of Chico, Disciples of Christ, is celebrating its 125th anniversary today and Sunday with the theme "A Church of the Move.

Senior Planner

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Butte baseball's golf tournament set

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

The Butte College baseball program presents the sixth annual Roadrunner Golf Tournament at Butte Creek Country Club on Monday.

Sisters thought to be first triplets born at Enloe

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Paulette Todd and her sisters share a little Chico celebrity. Todd, 62, and her sisters are triplets.

Two-vehicle wreck on 99, near Richvale

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 10:45 AM CDT

RICHVALE — California Highway Patrol units and fire crews were dispatched to a two-vehicle wreck at Highway 99 and Richvale Highway at about 8:30 a.

Vision for delta would reshape state's water system

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

The state now has a Delta Vision — broad changes that are needed for California to manage with a growing population, declining environment and static or dwindling water supply.

Water power

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Chico Fire Engineer Ron Farrara Friday shows Pleasant Valley High School's Heroes class what it's like to spray water from Crash Rescue Truck 3.

Work at East First, freeway nearly finished

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- The new off-ramp on northbound Highway 99 at East First Avenue should be ready to drive on by Nov.

Friday, October 17, 2008

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Celebrate the season with pumpkins, corn maze

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:18 PM CDT

The Halloween season isn't just about the candy. Well, OK. If you're under 10 years old it probably is still about the candy.

Companion planting ideas offered

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

At the monthly meeting of the Chico Horticultural Society, Angela Handy from Chico Propagators will talk about how to choose companion plants for our gardens.

Corrections for Oct. 17

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:23 AM CDT

——— In "What's Happening," under "Docent Association activities," one of the newly installed officers of the city of Oroville Docent Association is incorrect.

Council candidates to speak Saturday

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico City Council candidates will speak on their views of the city's development and its impact on water, Saturday at an open public meeting.

Daily Planner: October 17

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Far East Fusion! Art of Food and Fashion Part I (tea ceremony and kimono auction) in Trinity 100.

Editorial: Time for new ideas on council

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Our view: The Chico City Council desperately needs a change in direction. Three new faces will help. As the hopeful political slogan of "change" rings throughout the land, astute Chico citizens realize that change is even more critical locally.

Glass Fest synthesizes music with art at three-day event

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CHICO — A series of events that will sparkle with music, fire and the eclectic creations of people who make glass art will take place Oct.

Hey, it's pumpkin season

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

The Halloween season isn't just about the candy. Well, OK. If you're under 10 years old it probably is still about the candy.

Learn about Gray Lodge birds

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

Leroy Hord will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting of the Chico Horticultural Society. Come and learn all about the wood ducks and birds that are part of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Refuge.

Letter: Banks weren't forced to make bad loans

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

With their usual stunning chutzpah, the radio talkers and pundits of the right are trying to blame the financial meltdown on the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977, saying it's all the fault of liberals forcing the banks to lend to poor people.

Letter: Chico State shouldn't stand for this

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Once again Chico State students demonstrate why they are an embarrassment to themselves, the city and the so-called "university.

Letter: Firefighters deliver in an emergency

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

By foregoing their raises, the firefighters have again shown their high standard of honor. Kudos and heartfelt thanks to them for putting their lives and finances on the line for all of us who depend so much upon them for our lives.

Letter: Letter paints wrong picture of clinic

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

In a recent letter, Michael M. Peters complains loudly about the local VA clinic on Cohasset. He states that "every" vet he has talked to has had complaints about the care received there.

Letter: Letter writer's opinion shameful

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Letter writer Martha Claudio should be ashamed of herself. To suggest that the military lives in some sort of "socialist cocoon" at taxpayer expense is offensive to me as a combat veteran.

Letter: Patients must be patient

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

I have been utilizing the VA Northern California health care system for over 10 years and have always experienced the highest quality treatment from all the staff at the Chico Outpatient Clinic.

Letter: Police handle dangerous situation well

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

I would just like to thank the Chico Police Department for its professional handling of a potentially riotous situation early Sunday morning.

Letter: Schwab will help keep Chico special

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Chico is facing many difficult choices and the City Council will be casting many important votes in the next few years.

Letter: Taxpayers can't afford same old leaders

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

What is wrong with our state? We are taxed like mad — gas tax, state tax, etc. — and they want to keep raising them some more.

Letter: Water studies will help in long run

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Barbara Vlamis' Oct. 6 letter E-R mischaracterized the efforts of a groundwater planning study for the Sacramento Valley.

Local Roundup: Trojans wrap up another perfect BVL season

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Colby Lavey's 6-0, 6-0 singles win appropriately enough encapsulated the type of perfection the Orland High girls tennis team is used to in Butte View League play by now.

Losonsky verbally committed to UC Irvine

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 03:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Pavol Losonsky, the Butte College men's basketball team's acclaimed forward, has verbally committed to UC Irvine.

Many gather for job fair

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- Minutes before Thursday's job fair was set to kick off, more than 40 people had already picked up orange bags of employment information and were inking out job applications.

No serious problems on the road

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 10:06 AM CDT

While fairly minor accidents have been reported in various location, so serious traffic blockages have been reported in Butte or Glenn county.

Pakistan-Afghanistan connections explored

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY — Cultural connections, economic impacts and social stereotypes were among the subjects explored by a panel of six Butte College professors Thursday afternoon, during an event centering around the Book in Common program.

Plant trees now and get them off to a good start

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

As the poet Joyce Kilmer wrote, "only God can make a tree." ("Probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on," added Woody Allen.

Plumber Joe story springs some leaks

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:18 PM CDT

HOLLAND, Ohio -- Joe the Plumber's story sprang a few leaks Thursday. Turns out that the man who was held up by John McCain as the typical, hard-working American taxpayer isn't really a licensed plumber.

Prep Football Previews: Almond Bowl tops Week 7 slate

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

It's on. Almond Bowl XXXVIII is finally here, and there's a lot at stake for Chico High (4-2, 2-1 Eastern Athletic League) and Pleasant Valley (4-2, 1-2) tonight.

Sawmill Peak lookout burglarized

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:18 PM CDT

MAGALIA -- The fire lookout tower at Sawmill Peak was burglarized Monday night, with thieves taking equipment needed to spot smoke and report its location.

Sawmill Peak lookout tower burglarized

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- The fire lookout tower at Sawmill Peak was burglarized Monday night, with thieves taking equipment needed to spot smoke and report its location.

Scholar reveals Abe Lincoln's in-laws

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO — If Abraham Lincoln's in-laws were alive today, "they would probably be throwing chairs at each other on the Jerry Springer show," according to a visiting professor at Chico State University.

Sidelines: Clark to speak at Legion banquet

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Chico American Legion Baseball has announced that former San Francisco Giants first baseman Will Clark will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Spring Fever dinner and auction March 6.

Sow There: For good, clean fun, get lost in a corn maze

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

We're still weighing our options for Halloween night. After the near-riots last weekend, the idea of donning a costume and heading downtown fell dramatically in our list of considerations.

Stocks shoot higher as volatility continues

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 05:46 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street turned in another stunning finish today and extended its unprecedented streak of volatility — this time, to the upside — as investors spent a fractious session again struggling with fears about a

Unthinkable journey: Family coping with son's slaying, one day at a time

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:29 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Last May, when families celebrated their mothers with flowers, gifts and dinners, Willows mom Denise Furtado and her husband, Dan, got unthinkable news: their son Steven Daniel Furtado, 18 at the time, was slain in Chester.

Woman found dead at garage fire identified

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- A woman found dead on the floor of her garage by firefighters Wednesday has been identified as Catherine J.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Slaughterhouse' at Blue Room Theatre

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Special adult only performances will run from 9:30 p.m. until late on Oct. 30. This event is not recommended for children under 15.

2:36 p.m.: Stocks plunge anew as data points to recession

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 04:59 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors agonizing over a faltering economy sent the stock market plunging all over again today after a stream of disheartening data convinced Wall Street that a recession, if not already here, is inevitable.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Chico Season Recap

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Consider this the freshman year for Chico High's former freshman coach. All awkwardness aside after a Week 1 loss to Lassen, Jason Alvistur has done an admirable job keeping a team in transition well in the hunt for the Eastern

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Halftime is for gamers

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — Competition breeds innovation, which is why Pleasant Valley High band director Dan Holmes has been able to come up with clever halftime acts like this year's video game-themed display for Almond Bowl XXXVIII on Friday night.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Hardman has big-play strength

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Jamiel Hardman's Chico High teammates and coach praise the sophomore tailback's humility and "good kid" nature.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: It's rally time at Chico

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — It's a given that the teenagers wearing pads and helmets always can get up for the Almond Bowl.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Matchups signify even outlook

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Fans who like watching athletic, mobile quarterbacks are sure to get their fill at Almond Bowl XXXVIII with Chico High's Nate Anderson going against Pleasant Valley's Patrick Randolph, both seniors.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Pleasant Valley Season Recap

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

While Chico High ran off a four-game winning streak including the first two in Eastern Athletic League play, the Pleasant Valley High football team was fighting adversity with two straight league losses.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Q&A with ex-Panther Mike Sherrard

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Mike Sherrard played in the Almond Bowl for Chico High in 1979 and 1980 before beginning an illustrious career as a wide receiver at UCLA and then with the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants and Denver Broncos during an eight-year

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Q&A with ex-Viking Brian Jones

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Brian Jones was the starting quarterback in the Almond Bowl for Pleasant Valley High in 1997 and 1998 before moving on to play at Shasta College, Toledo and the Arena Football League, where he led the Memphis Xplorers to the AFL2 championship in

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: There was a catch to PV's 2007 comeback

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — If there was just one image to remember, there was no doubt which one it was. It was 369 days ago, but Bill Haley has little trouble recalling specifics of his first Almond Bowl as Pleasant Valley head coach.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Velasco living large as a tight end

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — At some point over the past three decades, the Almond Bowl fully developed into the big game it is now: the biggest annual local sporting event, the biggest rivalry matchup in the Northern Section based on reputation and consequently

Art briefs

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Open Studios Tour in Paradise PARADISE -- The Open Studios Art Tour features Paradise studios this weekend.

Biblio File: Local author reflects on surviving breast cancer

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

As a patent attorney for a biotechnology company in the Bay Area, Jan Hasak's life was never to be the same when she and her husband Jim "found a painless tiny lump in my breast in mid-December, 1995.

Book review: 'The Book of Lies' creates a twisted, tangled web

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

What do Hitler, Superman and Cain (the world's first murderer) have in common? That's the question that keeps readers enthralled throughout "The Book of Lies," and the answer is something that only the brilliantly twisted mind of Brad Meltzer could

Briefs

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Woman found dead at scene of garage fire CHICO — An elderly woman not immediately named by authorities was found dead Wednesday inside a garage in the 500 block of Waterford Drive, west of Godman Avenue, by firefighters responding to a fire.

Butte takes key win in GVC match

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — During the break between the second and third games of the important Golden Valley Conference women's volleyball match between Butte College and Feather River on Wednesday night, four Roadrunners players assembled in front of

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Oct. 16, 2008

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 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: Careless Hearts

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Indie/country/rock band Careless Hearts, of San Jose, will play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Nick's Night Club in Chico, along with local band Three Fingers Whiskey.

Calendar highlight: Deadwood Revival

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Deadwood Revival will perform "foot stompin', spirit liftin' new roots music" at 8 p.m. Friday at Cafe Coda in Chico, along with locals Dick and Jane.

Cheney to have heart 'procedure'

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 10:03 AM CDT

WASHINGTON Vice President Dick Cheney experienced an abnormal heart rhythm and canceled his campaign event in Illinois.

Chico driver gets probation for causing fatal head-on crash

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:58 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A Chico man who entered a plea of no contest to a charge of felony vehicular manslaughter was sentenced today to three years probation and 180 days in jail.

College students with disabilities share their challenges

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Attending college isn't easy. Students struggle financially and juggle life and family situations.

Corrections for Oct. 16

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

A story in Saturday's paper incorrectly identified the Spiritual Enrichment Center of Chico. It should have been identified as the Spiritual Enrichment Center — a Church of Religious Science.

Cover story: Ira Latour: An extraordinary life in photographs

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- It's an epic tale. Chico local Ira Latour, born in 1919 in New York City, has been around the world and back again, visited some of the most intriguing localities, rubbed elbows with some of the world's most captivating personalities and,

Daily Planner: October 16

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Events ARTIST RECEPTION: noon-2 p.m. Coyote Art Gallery, Butte College. Artist Roger Robin Ekins will give an informal talk at 12:30 p.

Daily Planner: October 17

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Far East Fusion! Art of Food and Fashion Part I (tea ceremony and kimono auction) in Trinity 100.

Drunken driver placed on probation for fatal crash

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An intoxicated motorist, who caused the death of a popular Chico caterer while driving the wrong way on Highway 99, was Wednesday placed on probation and given 180 days in jail.

Editorial: Flawed measures should be rejected

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:49 AM CDT

Our view: Propositions 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, the initiative version of special-interest legislation, all deserve no votes.

Entertainment calendar for Oct. 16-Oct. 22

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Thursday, OCT. 16 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS BELL MEMORIAL UNION AUDITORIUM, CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY: Flogging Molly with special guests Jackson United and Nothing Left.

Founding Butte College trustee John Cowan dead at age 92

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO -- John Cowan, a member of Butte College's founding board of trustees and whose name adorns the college's sports complex, died early Wednesday at his Chico home.

Glenn gravel-mining project digs up objections

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Maintaining a pastoral view was among concerns raised Wednesday at a Glenn County Planning Commission hearing on a proposed gravel-mining project.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'City of Ember' offers message with fun sci-fi film

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

"City of Ember" is the story of two teenagers who have to figure out how to escape from a dying underground city 200 years after a nuclear war.

Letter: Brandishing a gun elevates a conflict

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

I'm somewhat reluctant, to respond and take issue, with letter writer James Adams ("Wright sentence the wrong sentence," Oct.

Letter: Obama's tax promises don't add up

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:45 AM CDT

Barack Obama has promised us that 95 percent of Americans will receive a tax cut if he is elected president.

Letter: Salvation Army needs community's help

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

As a supporter of the Salvation Army, the news that donations were way down came as a surprise. That means this charity is in serious trouble.

Letter: Tax rebates aren't going to help

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:45 AM CDT

It's much easier to teach a parrot to talk than to teach him to think rationally. It's pretty obvious many of our Republican leaders are convinced if they come up with enough scare tactics and double-talk, they might convince the less alert to vote

Local Roundup: Viking boys swim team improves to 7-0 in EAL

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Pleasant Valley High's Jim DeCaneva won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 breaststroke and swam on two of his team's three winning relays as the Vikings won a three-team meet in Redding with 132 points to 51 for Red Bluff and 46 for Enterprise.

Lollipops: Former nightclub reunion for Boys and Girls Club

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

CHICO — Remember Lollipops with all its neon signs, dancing wait staff and '50s memorabilia? The former Chico watering hole that entertained 20- and 30-somethings from 1988 to 1992, will be open again for one night as a fundraiser for the

Music preview: Guitarist Richard Smith returns to Big Room Sunday

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:05 PM CDT

CHICO -- Richard Smith's fingers move so fast across the guitar strings that they're virtually a blur, but the music is pristinely clear leading the "Godfathers" of guitar picking, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, who call Smith their "hero.

Music review: Soweto Gospel Choir delivers rainbow of rhythms

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:07 PM CDT

CHICO -- South Africans belted joyously nearly 15 years ago at the end of Apartheid. On Oct. 12, the South African Soweto Gospel Choir joyfully belted songs of spirit, love and unity to a packed crowd at Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium.

North State Voices: Visits offer different rite of passage

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Through the years, I have nonchalantly grown older. Nothing radical has happened. No midlife crises. No nervous breakdowns.

Orland school board candidates grilled on issues

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:31 AM CDT

ORLAND — In a two hour question-and-answer forum Tuesday night at Carnegie Center, about 40 people got a chance to hear from four of six candidates vying for seats on the Orland Unified School District board.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Corning's Flores digging for title

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

The last time Jessica Flores was featured as the female Prep Athlete of the Week, she was rewarded for hurling a softball past opposing hitters at an amazing rate.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Porter's four goals new feat

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

PARADISE — In all the 12 years that Will Porter had been playing soccer, he'd never even had a hat trick (three goals), let alone four goals.

School Time for Oct. 16

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Honors The following Pleasant Valley High School students were recognized by the College Board as Advanced Placement scholars with distinction, for receiving an average score of 3.

School employees protest for changes in contract

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO -- A group of school employees wants to convince Chico Unified School District it's serious about its demand — one the group has been trying to negotiate for two years.

Talk sports with 'Nosebleed Section' columnist at 4 p.m. today

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:18 AM CDT

With the Almond Bowl a day away, talk high school sports with "Nosebleed Section" columnist Leland Gordon.

The Nosebleed Section: Numerical Almond Bowl XXXVIII info

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

The Almond Bowl by numbers, presented by Leland Gordon. They tell the whole story, not me: XXXVIII — For those of you who aren't Roman, or from another culture and just not good at counting Roman numerals, it means 38.

Theater preview: 'Ubu Roi' a political satire at Harlen Adams Theatre

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:07 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Ubu Roi," a parody of art and politics, will be presented at Chico State University's Harlen Adams Theatre this month.

Theater review: 'Twilight Zone' brings creepy fun to Blue Room

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre is offering some late night fun this month with a creepy episode of "The Twilight Zone Live!

Violins in the classroom

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

NORD -- Classroom music at Nord Country School doesn't mean just singing along with the same person who teaches reading, writing and arithmetic — it means learning to read music and play the violin with a professional music teacher.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 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.

Woman's body found in burning garage

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:58 PM CDT

CHICO — A woman was found dead in a burning garage in north Chico this afternoon by firefighters responding to the blaze.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Chico, Circus Town' is theme of Chico Museum exhibit

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — "Chico, Circus Town" featuring the Grace and Arvel Allread circus collection, will open Saturday at Chico Museum, 141 Salem St.

Arrest made in beating after bar tiff Sunday

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — The victim of an assault at West Fifth and Ivy streets Sunday night remains in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center, while the man who allegedly attacked him has been arrested.

Buzz preview: He Said, She Said movie review: 'City of Ember' offers message with fun sci-fi film

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 06:56 PM CDT

"City of Ember" is the story of two teenagers who have to figure out how to escape from a dying underground city 200 years after a nuclear war.

Club initiates Torres Shelter challenge

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — A service club has voted to donate $2,000 to the financially strapped Torres Shelter and is challenging other groups to follow suit.

Community Roundup: Kludt, Schafer stand out in World Senior Games cycling

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Teresa Kludt finished second overall in the Division I (Expert) age 50-54 class at the Huntsman World Senior Games cycling competition, while Walt Schafer tied for second overall in the Division II (Experienced) 65-69 age class.

Cops: Kin incinerated mom, kept checks

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CORNING — Wearing a necklace adorned with a piece of bone thought to be from her mother's skull, a Corning woman collected her deceased mother's retirement and Social Security checks for the last 11 months after cremating the 84-year-old in

DA: Driver in deadly bus crash wasn't intoxicated

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 07:20 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Toxicology tests show that the driver of a charter bus that crashed on a rural Northern California road, killing nine, was not drunk or on drugs at the time, prosecutors said today.

Daily Planner: October 15

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Community NORTH VALLEY FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-noon in the parking lot of North Valley Plaza Mall on Pillsbury Road off of East Avenue.

Daily Planner: October 16

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Events ARTIST RECEPTION: noon-2 p.m. Coyote Art Gallery, Butte College. Artist Roger Robin Ekins will give an informal talk at 12:30 p.

Editorial: Bonds make problems worse

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Our view: High-speed rail, children's hospitals, alternative-fuel vehicles and police funding are all great causes the state budget can't afford right now.

Glenn County Fair officials extend contest deadline

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

ORLAND — Glenn County Fair officials extended today's deadline for its theme contest to noon Tuesday.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office: William C. Oltjenbruns The Glenn Sheriff's Office is seeking William C.

Gridley residents arrested for allegedly trying to steal walnuts

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

MARYSVILLE — Ten Gridley residents are under arrest for allegedly picking and attempting to steal $2,000 worth of walnuts from a Yuba County orchard Sunday.

LA fire consumes 10,000 acres

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 10:41 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County fire officials say the Porter Ranch wildfire in the San Fernando Valley doubled in size overnight and now stands at nearly 10,000 acres.

Letter: Marriage must remain sacred

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

God blessed the first marriage between a man and a woman, in the Garden of Eden. Jesus at a wedding between a man and a woman at Cana, in Galilee, turned water into wine.

Letter: Money drives the 'Straight Talk Express'

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

John McCain's "Straight Talk Express" is being powered by an exclusive group of corporate lobbyists, executives and fundraisers who are shaping his policies and hoping to invade the White House if he became president.

Letter: No room for lies in presidential race

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

The letter submitted by Wanda J. Alexander purporting a close relationship between Barack Obama and Raila Odinga of Kenya is listed in Snopes.

Letter: Read up before the election

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

I would like to suggest two books for all voters to read before this November's election. First, you need to know many of the facts about Barack Obama, so read Jerome R.

Letter: Religion, politics an unfortunate mixture

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Truth and transparent government are the first casualties in the wedding of politics and religion. Recent "Pulpit" columns in the Mercury-Register strengthen this assertion.

Letter: Voters, not judges, should have last word

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

It's absolutely mind boggling to witness how the state Supreme Court recently threw our voice and vote away.

Letter: Walker's record inspires confidence

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

I am proud to support Jim Walker for Chico City Council. Jim and I have served together on the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission for the past six years.

Local Roundup: Chico State women's golf team finishes sixth

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Chico State women's golf team finished sixth Tuesday in a two-day, 10-team field at the 15th annual Western Washington Invitational in Bellingham, Wash.

New lifesaving device works first time out for Chico fire crew

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — A Fire Department crew got a chance to use a recently acquired piece of lifesaving equipment for the first time last weekend — and it worked.

Oroville Police Department gets $1,600 donation

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Oroville Police Department received an anonymous $1,600 donation Monday to benefit the Shoes That Fit program.

People recovering from addictions to be celebrated Friday

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE — People who are working to free themselves from drug and alcohol addiction will be celebrated Friday.

Pot thefts by men in police uniforms spread to Yuba County

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

OREGON HOUSE — The theft of medical marijuana by two men impersonating law enforcement officers in northeastern Yuba County Sunday is remarkably similar to a pair of robberies recently in Butte County and one in Shasta.

Ridge council backs more escape routes, seeks National Guard help

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Paradise Town Council is asking the California National Guard to help build evacuation routes.

Santa Rosa man arrested on pot, weapons charges

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

BUTTE CITY — A Santa Rosa man who said he was going back to the Bay Area after helping a friend tend a medical marijuana grow in Berry Creek, was arrested Sunday night by Glenn County sheriff's deputies.

Seawolves capture title in Classic

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Sonoma State finished under par for the second straight round to claim the InterWest Wildcat Classic team title Tuesday at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico.

Sidelines: Kitayama fourth on Junior Tour

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Chico's Kurt Kitayama placed fourth in the boys 14-18 division as the NCGA Junior Tour made its East Bay stop at Poppy Ridge Golf Course on Sunday in Livermore.

Sky and roads both clear

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 10:18 AM CDT

Both the weather and the traffic were looking good as of 8:15 a.m. today. The California Highway Patrol reports no significant incidents in Butte or Glenn county.

Starving Student: Signature Cafe at Safeway is a sure marketing bet

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Safeway Signature Café 1366 East Avenue Regular Hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 899-2322 CHICO Corporate capitalism is really great.

Stocks turn lower as profit-taking sets in

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 01:55 PM CDT

NEW YORK — Wall Street turned lower Tuesday as investors examined the U.S. government's plans to spend $250 billion to buy stock in private banks and collected profits from the previous day's massive advance.

Sweet Basil & the Bee: Squashing the competition: Pumpkins and the Doomsday Seed Vault

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — Is it their wildly improbable orange color, their knobby voluptuous round shape, or their potential for magical transformation into a carriage or jack-o'-lantern that makes pumpkins so beguiling?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

1:22 p.m.: Wall Street soars as government pledges bank aid

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 03:36 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses today, sending the Dow Jones industrials soaring a nearly inconceivable 936 points after major governments' plans to support the global banking system reassured

Arrest yields items from Willows, Chico burglaries

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

CHICO — The discovery of a loaded handgun on the floor of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop Saturday led to a search that netted additional loaded firearms and items from burglaries in Willows and Chico.

Campus clips

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Free comedy event As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, A.

Car causes damage at Paradise Cemetery

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

PARADISE — A car veered off Elliott Road into Paradise Cemetery Monday, damaging the front gate, a tree and several headstones.

City's planning concept would "reserve" land for growth

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- A planning concept new to Chico would reserve outlying, controversial land as areas the city could develop into if it runs out of room.

Contractor's worker suspected of DUI after car hits his truck on Hwy. 149

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An employee of a private construction company was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving Monday afternoon after a car ran into the back of the vehicle he was driving.

Daily Planner: October 14

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: October 15

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Community NORTH VALLEY FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-noon in the parking lot of North Valley Plaza Mall on Pillsbury Road off of East Avenue.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Enloe Hospital Tournament raises $115,000

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

I doubt that Joe Brattan and Lou Chrysler envisioned in 1986, when they spearheaded and organized the inaugural Enloe Hospital Golf Tournament, that 23 years later the tournament would raise nearly $115,000 in a single event.

Editorial: Proposition 11 an easy choice

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

As our state is being mismanaged into the ground, there's one easy fix — vote all incumbents out of office.

Fire consumes Ace Hardware store

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:14 PM CDT

ORLAND — A fire that reportedly broke out at about 2 a.m. today gutted the Ace Hardware store, located on Fifth Street.

Flames destroy Orland hardware store adjoined to volunteer-fire headquarters

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

ORLAND — Flames gutted the interior of the Orland Ace Hardware & Implement Co. on Fifth Street, just south of Highway 32, early Monday morning.

InnerView: Geno Gruber shares love for the bike

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO — When Geno Gruber moved to Chico from the Bay Area about 10 years ago, he brought his lifetime love for cycling with him.

Letter: Demand more from congressman

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

In a letter that appeared in Wednesday's E-R Lynn Elliott made the point that Wally Herger did not listen to his constituency prior to voting in favor of the bailout measure.

Letter: Holiness of matrimony at stake

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

What will be gained by the gay marriage community if Proposition 8 is defeated other than what marriage traditionalists are being asked to give up?

Letter: Letter distorts Herger's rationale

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Lynn Elliott's letter Wednesday concerning Wally Herger's vote in favor of the so-called bailout bill contains a number of misstatements and distortions.

Letter: McCain won't help economic crisis

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

John McCain is third-generation military. That means for three generations this family has lived in the socialist cocoon that we provide for our professional military.

Letter: Positive articles inspire hope

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Wednesday I was excited and inspired when I read the good news on two full pages in the "Green Scene" section of the Enterprise-Record.

Letter: Proposition 5 is just plain bad

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

In 2000, voters passed an initiative known as Proposition 36. It was supposed to put convicted drug offenders into treatment and give them three chances with treatment before facing incarceration.

Letters: Firefighters help in an emergency again

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Throughout the summer firestorms that ravaged Butte County and the city of Chico, firefighters helped protect the lives and property of citizens by battling and containing the wildfire crisis.

Local Roundup: Souza has two-shot lead after first day of InterWest Wildcat Classic

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Chico State's Kyle Souza shot a 2-under 70 in the first round and followed that with a 72 to take the lead at 142 after the first day Monday of the InterWest Wildcat Classic at Butte Creek Country Club.

Local briefs

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Glenn planners meet in supervisors' chamber WILLOWS — The Glenn County Planning Commission will meet at 9 a.

Police chief, Zingg address weekend ruckus

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

CHICO — Police are concerned about people who incited a crowd Saturday night and Sunday morning into a near riot.

Red Flag warning lingers

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 10:02 AM CDT

With continuing low humidifies and gusty winds, the Red Flag warning, will continue throughout today.

Rice field fire contained

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

NELSON — Fire in a rice field near Nelson, west of Aguas Frias Road and Butte Creek, burned 30 acres Monday morning before engine companies and other resources from Cal Fire-Butte County got it under control.

Scam targets customers of Butte Community Bank

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Customers of Butte Community Bank are among those being targeted by scammers looking for credit card information.

Scammers calling bank customers

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:59 PM CDT

Customers of Chico-based Butte Community Bank are among those being targeted by scammers looking for credit card information.

Sidelines: Sign-ups coming for youth wrestling

Posted: 14 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

The Chico/Durham area has four youth wrestling programs that compete in the Nor Cal Junior High Wrestling Section (www.

Monday, October 13, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Blog Log for Oct. 13

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

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

Briefs

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

Humane society reduces cat fees CHICO — Butte Humane Society is reducing cat adoption rates to $35 in the hopes of finding homes for the many cats at the shelter, 2579 Fair St.

Critics say bailout plan may contain conflict-of-interest loopholes

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's plan to make sure private managers of a $700 billion bailout plan are free of conflicts of interest is weak, according to some critics, and allows too much room for abuse.

Daily Planner: October 13

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 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: October 14

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

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

Four homes destroyed in south-state wildfire

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire officials prepared late Sunday for rapid growth of a wildfire blazing 20 miles north of downtown with the expected arrival of strong, dry wind gusts overnight.

Letter: A doggone good time

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

As the new executive director of Butte Humane Society, I wish to share with you the recent success of the first Chico Canine Carnival, held at Community Park on Sept.

Letter: Half the field has clear message

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Last week I attended a forum for eight candidates in the upcoming Chico City Council election. As a current council member, I was impressed with the clear distinction among the candidates' messages.

Letter: Leave state constitution alone

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

The right of gay and lesbian couples to marry in California has already been established by the state Supreme Court.

Letter: Proposition 8 a civil rights issue

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

I think it is critical that we keep in mind what Proposition 8 is about. We need to stay focused on what our votes would do.

Letter: The end is near

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Someday we will all learn that life as we know it will one day cease to exist. This old world is not going to last for millions of years into the future.

Letter: Traditional marriage best for families

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

As a citizen of this state I write these comments out of love and respect for everyone. When it pertains to the issues surrounding Proposition 8, the topic of marriage is of the greatest importance for me individually but for my future family as

Letter: Walker has strong track record

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

I have known Jim Walker for almost 30 years beginning in the 1980s. We worked as paramedics together.

One in 1,000 — Bill Banaka fights unusual diagnosis with attitude, a great wife

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO — Bill Banaka was always healthy and active. It seemed unbelievable when he was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

Passport provides sensory adventure

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

Attendance grew for farms, wineries and specialty shops participating in the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend Saturday and Sunday.

Police chief responds to Ivy Street "disturbance"

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 04:33 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police Chief Bruce Hagerty said police are baffled by a rowdy mid-semester upset of college-age revelers on Ivy Street Sunday that required a response using riot gear and pepper balls.

Public hearing scheduled for Glenn gravel mining request

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County residents will have an opportunity Wednesday morning to state their opinions about a proposed gravel-mining operation at a public hearing in Willows.

Revelers throw bottles, start fires downtown

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 04:32 AM CDT

CHICO -- Hundreds clogged Ivy Street, starting fires, jumping on cars and shouting in the roadway before police intervened around 12:45 a.

Rising from the ashes: Some will pay fees, some won't, and some have no hope

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Some people who lost their homes in this summer's fires will have their fees to rebuild waived, some won't.

Rodgers' Packers storm past Seahawks 27-17

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:44 AM CDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Rodgers turned his sprained shoulder into a lesson for any Packers who may still be missing his predecessor.

Students play squash with their taste buds

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

CHICO -- Maybe squash isn't a teenager's favorite food, but most of the students in Dave Teja's class at Chico High School tried it Friday afternoon anyway.

UC San Diego snaps Wildcats' home winning streak

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

A lot can change in two days in California Collegiate Athletic Association men's soccer. On Friday night, Chico State earned its biggest win of the season against CCAA South Division leader Cal State Dominguez Hills while UC San Diego was absorbing

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Here's the ticket: It's all about compromise

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:28 PM CDT

Recently, my husband told me he wanted to get the NFL Sunday Ticket so he could watch any football game broadcast anywhere in the country on Sundays.

All that money you've lost where did it go?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:26 PM CDT

NEW YORK -- Trillions in stock market value — gone. Trillions in retirement savings — gone.

Better Business Bureau warns of "grandparent" scam

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 02:18 AM CDT

It may begin with a plaintive phone call to a grandparent in the middle of the night. Someone claiming to be a grandchild starts the conversation with something like: "Hi, this is your favorite grandson (or granddaughter)," then waits for the

Better Business Bureau warns of 'grandparent' scam

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

It may begin with a plaintive phone call to a grandparent in the middle of the night. Someone claiming to be a grandchild starts the conversation with something like: "Hi, this is your favorite grandson (or granddaughter)," then waits for the

ChicoER.com offers election coverage

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:31 PM CDT

CHICO -- As Election Day nears, voters can get the latest information on local races on the Enterprise-Record Web site, ChicoER.

Conflict appears in Durham fundraisers

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

DURHAM -- Budget concerns in public schools usually revolve around massive sums of cash, but last week Durham schools stressed over a few thousand dollars that will mostly come out of parents' pockets.

Crowds take to downtown Chico streets after police break up party

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 04:46 AM CDT

CHICO — Ivy Street became a maelstrom early Sunday morning as throngs of people occupied the roadway between West Fifth and West Third Streets.

Daily Planner: October 12

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Events POKER RUN: 9 a.m.-noon check-in, ride, beginning at Chico Bide and Board, 845 Main St. Bicycle, helmet check; bike fair and show at City Plaza, riders with best poker hands announced.

Daily Planner: October 13

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

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

Dave Davies: Time for football to take over

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

The last race at Silver Dollar Speedway took place this weekend, Major League Baseball playoffs are leading up to the World Series, affectionately known as the Fall Classic, and the first rains of the year last week let us know that summer is

Editorial: Job creation not just a slogan

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Way back in July, which economically speaking seems like a million years ago, a divided Butte County Board of Supervisors turned thumbs down on a possible business and research park near Chico.

Eleven bands compete in Oroville for honors

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Eleven middle and high school marching bands from around the region competed for top honors as they paraded from Montgomery Street to Harrison Stadium Saturday.

Festival weekend marks 100th year

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:28 PM CDT

CHICO — St. John the Baptish Catholic Church is celebrating two anniversaries this year. The first is the church's centennial, marking 100 years since the cornerstone to the building at 435 Chestnut was laid.

Fire in Nord claims house, barns

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:31 PM CDT

NORD -- Downed power lines started a brush fire that burned 25 acres and destroyed a home, two barns, farm equipment and several vehicles at 12:30 p.

Fossil collecting at school reunion

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:41 PM CDT

I looked at her as she hugged me and thought, "I don't have a clue who you are!" and she wasn't the only one.

Hanestad a true 'hit' on title stage

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Darrell Hanestad took the long way home Saturday night — home, as in the winner's circle he knows so well at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Hmong new year

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

In Photo No.1: Mai Neng Yang (left) walks with her cousin, Douchi Yang, as they enjoy the booths and food during the Hmong New Year Festival at the Nelson Sports Complex Saturday in Oroville.

Homeless shelter in money crunch

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:31 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Torres Shelter, which houses homeless men and women, is facing a severe money crunch. Recently, the shelter failed to get a two-year federal grant of $200,000, said Patrick Conklin, a member of the facility's board of directors.

Hurricane Norbert slams into Mexico's Baja coast

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:26 PM CDT

PUERTO SAN CARLOS, Mexico -- Hurricane Norbert swept across Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula on Saturday, tearing off roofs and forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded homes.

Kenya's elephants send text messages to rangers

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:26 PM CDT

OL PEJETA, Kenya -- The text message from the elephant flashed across Richard Lesowapir's screen: Kimani was heading for neighboring farms.

Letters: Choose the local candidate for Congress

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The greater Oroville area, a large bubble on the western corner of California's 4th Congressional District, an area that is home to more than 50,000 hardworking citizens, including veterans, their families and friends, has a chance to return the

Letters: Elect people who'll watch the budget

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The forthcoming election again includes assorted candidates for both the Chico City Council and the Chico Unified School District, two local governing bodies that have, as part of their purpose, the establishment and oversight of large operating

Letters: Expand visibility of fugitive posters

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Two years ago, I contacted the Butte County Sheriff's Office and suggested an idea to increase visibility of the most wanted fugitive posters by putting the poster on all of the county buses.

Letters: Express Mail not exactly speedy

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

On Saturday, Oct. 4, I paid the U.S. Post Office the Express Mail fee of $12.60 to mail an envelope to Susanville.

Letters: Find middle ground on gay marriage

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

It's an emotional issue, Proposition 8. Is there but one answer? Perhaps this question could be resolved in another manner.

Letters: Heigh-ho, Silver (and gold), away

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The economy needs a Loan Ranger. — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letters: Leave the green line alone

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The Chico Grange is concerned the Chico City Council is considering further attrition of local agriculture by amending the green line.

Letters: Proposition 6 would help public safety

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Once again the state of California struggled to pass a budget and once again local public safety funding was held hostage, putting our communities in jeopardy.

Letters: Stop abuse by making pot legal

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

The Oct. 3 editorial about medical marijuana hit home with me as I've had to deal with medical pot in two ways.

Letters: Time to change medical marijuana laws

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

I was aghast to read Sunday's People on the Street comments regarding medical marijuana in California.

Letters: Walker should aim higher

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

I have known Jim Walker since I was in the fourth grade here in Chico. We have remained friends throughout that time.

Letters: Walker will shun partisan politics

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Unlike many E-R letter writers weighing in on Jim Walker's candidacy who have known him for many, many years, I bring five years of knowing this exceptional candidate for Chico City Council.

Local Briefs

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Migrant education classes reopen this week GRIDLEY — The Plaza Comunitaria, with migrant education classes in the Gridley Adult School, will re-open at 4 p.

Local Roundup: Wildcats reel off sixth straight, gain ground in CCAA

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Behind Erica Brick's 40 assists and 11 digs, the Chico State volleyball team won its sixth straight match and second consecutive shutout with a 3-0 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay, 25-20, 25-18, 25-11 Saturday night at Acker Gym.

Low lake levels impact electric generation

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:31 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Low water elevations at Lake Oroville decrease the power generated at the Hyatt Power Plant, but spokespeople say it's hard to tag a dollar amount on the loss.

Parade of Lights

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

In Photo 1: Members of Chico Community Ballet march through the streets of downtown Chico during Saturday night's Parade of Lights, to promote their December ballet, "The Nutcracker.

People on the Street

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:41 PM CDT

As Chico discusses it's General Plan for the next 20 years, where (and how) should Chico grow? Asked Thursday in Chico at the Vallombrosa post office.

The Bookshelf: "Whose Mouse Are You?"

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 11:27 PM CDT

When the mouse from "Whose Mouse Are You?," a classic children's book by Robert Kraus, is asked the titular question, his answer is "nobody's mouse.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

1:23 p.m.: Stocks end wild session mixed after 8-day slide

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 03:47 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street capped its worst week ever with a wild session today that left stocks with a widely mixed finish.

A real rush

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Dave Sweet (right) takes Harold Berge for a ride on his motorcycle Sept. 27 during Motorcycle Madness at Country Living, an assisted living facility in Chico where Berge resides.

Assembly speaker tours rice country

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

RICHVALE — Speaker of the State Assembly Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) made some footprints in rice country Friday, touring the area with her colleague Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale).

Butte bye leads up to CCSF tilt

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 02:19 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Once the butler is left alone in the mansion, the family vacation has officially begun.

Chico State University police look for suspect in campus rape

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University police are looking for a suspect in the alleged on-campus rape of a female student early Friday morning.

Co-ed sexually assaulted on CSU campus

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 03:00 PM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University police are looking for a suspect in the alleged on-campus rape of a female student early Friday morning.

Correction

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

An article about Chico Unified School District's budget in Thursday's paper made an incorrect statement about the district's 2008-09 budget.

Daily Planner: October 11

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET AND GIANT SQUASH AND PUMPKIN CONTEST: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round.

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

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

HIT — Area firefighters were quick to jump on a series of fire outbreaks through the county this week.

Egbert convicted of second-degree murder

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Clinton Egbert was found guilty by a jury Friday of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his wife in Chico more than eight years ago.

Experts talk about impact of meth on society

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO -- Fighting methamphetamine's persistent grip was the topic at a Methamphetamine Awareness Town Hall held Thursday.

Fire union gives up its raises

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico's city firefighters will give up raises for the next two years, going beyond the cuts sought to balance the city budget.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Letter to Philadelphia," part 6, from Pastor Sam Allen's series, "The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches"; 6 p.

Guns found from Wednesday shooting spree

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — A Chico police dog and his handler located three handguns suspected to be involved in an incident Wednesday in which shots were fired from a car in several south Chico locations.

Hanestad wins feature in Wingless Sprints Nationals

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Darrell Hanestad of Clayton led all 20 laps to win the A feature on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway on the first night of the fourth annual Wingless Sprints Nationals, which concludes tonight.

High winds spark fire worries and traffic concerns

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 09:46 AM CDT

With strong north winds, gusting as high as 45 miles per hour, and plummeting humidity forecast for today, the National Weather Service has posted both "high wind" and "Red Flag" warnings.

Hmong New Year Festival in Oroville this weekend

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Hmong New Year festival kicks off this morning, with cultural dancers, singers and food.

House fire Friday night contained to roof, attic

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — Fire burned through the roof and attic area of a home at 331 W. 11th Ave. Friday night, but quick action by the occupants and firefighters kept the damage to a minimum.

Legislative panel: Palin abused authority

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 09:12 PM CDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A legislative committee investigating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has found she unlawfully abused her authority in firing the state's public safety commissioner.

Letter: Court shouldn't change tradition

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Society has since its earliest stages recognized that marriage between a man and a woman is essential to the stability of its social structure and has, therefore, been wary of those who would threaten its integrity.

Letter: Don't let judges define our values

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

In 2000, more than 61 percent of Californians voted to reaffirm the traditional definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman (Proposition 22).

Letter: Elect a council that understands money

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Our business community needs fiscal responsible leadership in order to have a viable format for the future.

Letter: Government cuts become a trap

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Regarding the Chico City Council forum's budget discussions: Politicians (particularly campaigning politicians) blithely insist that local governments should operate with leaner budgets, be more efficient, do more with less — and yet,

Letter: Obama doesn't need more exposure

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

An e-mail friend informs me Barack Obama now has a channel on satellite TV's Dish Network. Seems like a waste of money — he already "owns" ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MTV, MSNBC .

Letter: Prouty should give voters some credit

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

For those of you who were unable to attend the Oroville City Council candidates forum Sept. 30, let me share with you some important information.

Letter: Replace Herger with a winner

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Jeff Morris, a Trinity County supervisor, is known as a problem solver. He is good at finding a path that brings groups with opposing views together for a realistic solution.

Letter: State budget packs a surprise

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

The Franchise Tax Board Web site at www.ftb.ca.gov posted a statement revealing the fact that our new state budget has "deleted funding for the Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program," explaining that, "Since there is no funding in the state budget

Letter: Vote for real change

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

The two presidential candidates will have us in continuous wars until they leave office. They both believe you eliminate terrorism by killing terrorists.

Local Roundup: Paradise's torrid rally tops Foothill late

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

On two touchdowns in the final 90 seconds, the Paradise High football team rallied from behind to beat Eastern Athletic League nemesis Foothill 28-27 on Friday night in Palo Cedro.

Local briefs

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Simulcast of 'Salome' set at Tinseltown CHICO — A Simulcast of New York's Metropolitan Opera performance of "Salome" will be presented at 10 a.

Rally against Proposition 8 set Sunday

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO — A rally and candlelight vigil is planned Sunday by a coalition of groups opposing Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriages.

Randolph, defense give PV first EAL win

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Following two agonizingly close losses to open its Eastern Athletic League season, the Pleasant Valley High football team was intent on learning how to close out games.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Glenn Cheney is new pastor at Butte Bible CHICO — Pastor Glenn Cheney, who had been serving as interim pastor at Butte Bible Fellowship, has been called as regular pastor.

Senior Planner

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

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

Shades of fall

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Leaves of varied colors float in Big Chico Creek in lower Bidwell Park Thursday as windy days this week have brought a chill to the air.

Shasta stays unbeaten, defeats Oroville

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 02:19 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Shasta High football team played spoiler for the Oroville Tigers on Friday night at Harrison Stadium, walking away with a 48-7 win on the Tiger Homecoming night.

Teens, adults work together to build schools in Malawi

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:36 AM CDT

In 1990, Jim Ziolkowski was trekking across Nepal when he happened upon a two-day school dedication ceremony in a remote village.

The late Ruth Glick's art is showcased

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — The late Ruth Glick is featured as Artist of the Month at Vino 100. A reception honoring her and her work will be held 4:30-6 p.

Today: October 12

Posted: 11 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Events POKER RUN: 9 a.m.-noon check-in, ride, beginning at Chico Bide and Board, 845 Main St. Bicycle, helmet check; bike fair and show at City Plaza, riders with best poker hands announced.

Friday, October 10, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Butte Water Commission addresses drought plans

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE — With the statewide drought, the state Department of Water Resources has revived a drought water bank for 2009, which will buy water from willing sellers upstream from the Delta, including the Sacramento Valley.

Butte's most wanted for Oct. 10

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Howard Leroy Bigley Jr.

Chico State forges new partnership with Feather River College

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 04:28 PM CDT

Students who attend Feather River College in Quincy will now be allowed to take classes at Chico State University at the same time as part of a new degree partnership between the two colleges.

Chico State, Feather River to share students

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Students who attend Feather River College in Quincy will now be allowed to take classes at Chico State University at the same time as part of a new partnership between the two colleges.

Corrections for Oct. 10

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Wednesday's Enterprise-Record incorrectly identified several of Chico City Council candidate Joe Valente's contributors as contributors to Jim Walker.

Daily Planner: October 10

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Events AUTHOR APPEARANCE: 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Chico Enterprise-Record's Roger Aylworth will sign and read from his new humor book, "A Place in the Shower Schedule: 101 Favorite Columns.

Editorial: Chico forced to look ahead

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

An undercurrent of misunderstanding seems to be following the Chico General Plan process. A full house turned out for Tuesday night's long meeting at the City Council Chambers, which ran so late that it will be continued on Oct.

Gang member sentenced to eight years

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 03:51 PM CDT

CHICO — Despite claims that the shooting was a "mistake," Chico gang member Manuel Hernandez, 19, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in state prison for a car-to-car shooting.

Gang member sentenced to eight years for shooting

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Despite claims that the shooting was a "mistake," Chico gang member Manuel Hernandez, 19, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in state prison for a car-to-car shooting.

Garden club gathers in Paradise

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

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

Glenn County juvenile escapee captured

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 03:42 PM CDT

WILLOWS — A 16-year-old juvenile-hall escapee was captured by Glenn County probation officers, sheriff's deputies and Orland police Wednesday near Orland.

Gridley city and school candidates speak at forum

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — Smart growth, public safety, jobs and relationships with the county and neighboring communities showed up as central themes for Gridley City Council candidates during a League of Women Voters forum Wednesday.

Herger, Morris square off at forum for congressional, Assembly candidates

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

CHICO -- Though a political forum Thursday was mostly polite, Democratic congressional candidate Jeff Morris tossed a few barbs at his opponent, Rep.

Investigation continues in shots-fired incident

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Police are continuing to investigate an incident Wednesday afternoon in which shots were fired from a vehicle in multiple locations around south Chico.

Jury gets case in eight-year-old slaying

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Following a day marked by often contentious closing arguments, a Butte County jury is now attempting to decide whether a former Chico man killed his wife eight years ago.

LP not sharp enough to handle Pirates

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — That desirable third-place spot in the Butte View League girls volleyball standings is looking much more difficult for Las Plumas to get up toward this year.

Letter: Bigger traffic concerns than downtown

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The item on the front page of the E-R Sunday concerning "Narrowing Broadway" leapt out at me, as traffic issues in other parts of Chico seem more important.

Letter: Cleanup improves neighborhood

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

On Saturday, Sept. 27, the residents of Bidwell Avenue and Rose Avenue participated in the 18th annual cleanup of Big Chico Creek and Bidwell Avenue.

Letter: Financial leaders not held accountable

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Why has the U.S. attorney general's office not arrested and filed charges against the heads of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who stole millions of dollars from the government and citizens?

Letter: Get informed, vote, then speak out

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Wouldn't it be great if we voters knew for sure what we were voting on and about who we were voting for?

Letter: Herger ignored constituents' wishes

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

I've known for a while that Wally Herger tended to follow the Bush way of thinking on his voting, but I also know that most of the time voters will not write or call their representatives with their opinion on a subject, and thus our politicians do

Letter: Medical marijuana needs another look

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Glad to read the Oct. 3 editorial on medical marijuana. Proposition 215 has impressed me as fatally flawed for a variety of reasons.

Letter: Obama has advocated change before

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Barack Obama has a cousin in Kenya named Raila Odinga who ran for president in Kenya last year and lost.

Letter: Oh what a relief

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Just a few rants to get off my chest. How is it that after the people spoke to their politicians loud and clear that we don't want a Wall Street bailout that some of them listen for just a day or two.

Letter: Why haven't gas prices dropped?

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Oil is selling at approximately $95 a barrel and the consumers are paying the same price for gasoline when oil was $140 a barrel.

Local Roundup: PV golf team defeats Chico

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Heather Fegley, Seana Olson, Tracy Timmons and Monica Figueroa all shot 13-over 49s as the Pleasant Valley High girls golf team outscored Chico 257 to 294 on Thursday.

Orland Council candidates hold forum

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

ORLAND — A forum this week to allow candidates to answer questions and make their positions known held no surprises, but did stir the pot on occasion.

Police report for Oct. 10

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

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

Prep Football Previews: PV looks to stop EAL bleeding

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High football team is in danger of falling to 0-3 in the Eastern Athletic League and the brutal schedule continues as Enterprise brings a 4-1 record (2-0 EAL) to Asgard Yard tonight.

Red Flag warning posted

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 05:21 PM CDT

It may be well into October, but the combination of increasingly stiff winds and dropping humidity prompted the National Weather Service to post a Red Flag warning for tonight, Friday, and into the weekend.

Running in color

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

Lisa Hall runs through lower Bidwell Park Thursday as autumn begins to show its colors in park trees and plants.

Sidelines: Caughey receives national honor

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Following the best season of his seven-year pro career, Chico Outlaws left-hander Trevor Caughey was recognized this week by Baseball America magazine as a first team selection for the national publication's 2008 All-Independent League team.

Sow There! Ducks, boys and Horseshoe Lake

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Saturday afternoon my significant other and I finally got a few things done around the house, including planting bulbs, and then we decided to go to Horseshoe Lake to feed the ducks.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Few problems with deer season

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Butte County Fish and Game Commission held its quarterly meeting Monday night in Chico. The first agenda item was a warden's report delivered by Department of Fish and Game Lt.

Windy threat: Rash of fires gets quick response

Posted: 10 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

With high winds and a red flag warning, firefighters kept busy Thursday, putting out blazes all over Butte County.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Open Studios Art Tour' kicks off Friday in Chico

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Art Center is presenting the 19th annual Open Studios Art Tour this month. There will be a preview and reception from 7-9 p.

2 p.m.: Stocks zigzag, end lower after emergency rate cut

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 04:38 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An angst-ridden Wall Street tried but failed to find stability today, with investors attempting to determine whether an emergency interest rate cut would end the paralysis in credit markets.

Achievements of people with disabilities to be highlighted during awareness month

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — Disability Awareness Month at Chico State University this month will highlight the achievements of people with a disability, and give people without disabilities a chance to experience activities from the perspective of a person with a

Art briefs

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

Judith Carter's art at Upper Crust CHICO -- Paradise artist Judith Carter's watercolor paintings are currently on display at Upper Crust Coffee House in downtown Chico.

Barn dance renewed: Omega Nu moves into Patrick Ranch for barn dance

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

CHICO — Omega Nu has finally found a barn for its off- and on-again annual barn dance. For years the country dance party was held at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, where parking was ample but atmosphere was left to the imagination.

Biblio File: 'Finding Beauty' author to appear Wednesday at CSUC

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

Terry Tempest Williams is Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. A poet and naturalist, she lives in both Castle Valley, Utah, and Wilson, Wyo.

Butte College to celebrate diversity

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY — Two days of events at the Butte College main campus are planned next week to embrace diversity.

Butte County homeless man goes on rampage in Corning

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CORNING — A man identified as a Chico-area transient was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly smashing several windows in cars and businesses on Highway 99 W near South Street.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Oct. 9, 2008

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 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: Flogging Molly

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

Flogging Molly will play Irish punk rock and folk music Oct. 16 at the Bell Memorial Union at Chico State University.

Campaign funding revealed

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — The three incumbent Chico city councilors seeking re-election so far have the most in campaign contributions, almost doubling the amount collected by each of the five candidates looking to unseat them.

Chat with sports writer Travis Souders at 1 p.m.

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 08:39 PM CDT

Sound off on Wildcat athletics with a live Web chat with sports writer Travis Souders. Souders covers Chico State University sports for the Enterprise-Record.

Chico Chamber asks to revisit research park concepts

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — The Chico Chamber of Commerce wants Butte County's Board of Supervisors to revisit the issue of business and research parks.

Chico City Council candidate contributions list

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Here's a full list of contributors to Chico City Council candidates: Andy Holcombe $10 — Ann Schulte, Chico State professor; Thomasin Frankel Saxe, Chico State director of projects; Virginia Conger, MFT $20 — Beth Herberle, KCHO D.

Child hurt after mom's car runs into pickup

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — The young son of a woman the California Highway Patrol said was speeding and passing cars on Highway 99 near Meridian Road Wednesday morning was injured when she ran into the rear of a pickup.

Cover story: 'Rocky Horror Show Alive!' rocks Chico Cabaret

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

CHICO -- There was no hushed audience anticipation just before the show last week when Chico Cabaret opened its sixth revival of "Rocky Horror Show Alive!

Daily Planner: October 10

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

Events AUTHOR APPEARANCE: 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Chico Enterprise-Record's Roger Aylworth will sign and read from his new humor book, "A Place in the Shower Schedule: 101 Favorite Columns.

Editorial: Chico growth a no-brainer

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

The Chico City Council decided late Tuesday to wait two weeks to decide how the city will grow for the next 20 years.

Eight-year-old murder trial winds its way to jury today

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With both sides rested in the Clinton Egbert Chico murder trial, the case is expected to go to the jury sometime today.

Entertainment Calendar for Oct. 9-15

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

Thursday, OCT. 9 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CHICO HIGH SCHOOL: Chico High choir's free concert at 7 p.m. on the quad.

Fed slashes interest rates, but stocks still drop

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even an orchestrated round of rate cuts by the world's central banks was not enough to stem the bleeding on Wall Street.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Appaloosa' a winning western with great actors

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

"Appaloosa" stars Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris as lawmen trying to clean up a New Mexican town at a time when six-shooters ruled the West.

Hey, kids: It's OK to play in the streets

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO -- Children now have the legal right to play in city streets but not the legal right to put up a basketball hoop.

Hundreds of Parkview students pedal to school

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — The bike racks at Parkview School couldn't hold another wheel Wednesday morning, when hundreds of students pedaled their way to school for International Walk or Bike to School Day.

Letter: Article on Palio winners demeaning

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

What a nasty, demeaning article Sarah Kingsbury wrote about the wonderful, inspiring Chico Palio. She use a lot of nasty innuendoes and insinuations as to the outcome of the Palio race.

Letter: Capitalism turns to socialism

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

The description "corporate socialism" for the current government bailout of financial entities reminds me of Winston Churchill's view of capitalism.

Letter: Elect people who understand economics

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

The City Council seems to be at a loss as to why our sales tax revenues are drying up. Here's a clue.

Letter: Tool museum fascinating

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

Having recently gone on a "date" with my dad to Oroville to check out Bolt's Antique Tool Museum, I wanted to express my thanks to the city of Oroville and Carl and Laila Bolt for their collective vision in providing a home for the immense tool

Local Roundup: PV boys swim team beats EAL-rival Chico

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Dylan Gray was a four-time winner for the Pleasant Valley High boys swim team in the Vikings' 115-55 victory Wednesday over Chico in an Eastern Athletic meet at the PV Pool.

Local band MaMuse full of enriching folk music

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

CHICO -- With a voice as velvety as a full latte with extra foam, coupled with a sound clear and sweet like honey, Sarah Nutting (alto) and Karisha Longaker (soprano/alto) blend lusciously together for wholesome, folk music in their local band,

Local briefs

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Glenn's natural wonders prompt crash on County Road F WILLOWS — Two men who escaped injury in a pickup truck crash on County Road F Tuesday night, said they were distracted by a beautiful drive.

Music preview: Blues-rock group Indigenous plays at casino

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- "Music should never be harmless." -- Robbie Robertson. The Native American born blues-rock group, Indigenous, is coming to the Feather Falls Casino in Oroville on Friday.

Obama volunteers part of something special

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 AM CDT

Last Saturday, I stood on a Chico street corner accompanied by 20-odd other placard-waving "Honk for Obama" supporters when a young lout stuck his head out a truck window and bawled, "Go back to Frisco!

Panthers capitalize early, shut out PV

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Mike Vought and his Pleasant Valley Vikings insisted they weren't packing the box defensively as part of a strategy to merely hold off the high-powered Chico High boys soccer team.

Police detain five in connection to shots fired report in south Chico

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:24 PM CDT

CHICO — Law enforcement officers have detained five people as possible suspects in shots fired incidents this afternoon in south Chico.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Anderson used to dominant swims

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Don't let Darcie Anderson's success in the pool and in the classroom fool you. She has faults. "There are definitely things on land like running and basketball that I'm not good at," the Orland High junior said.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Her sees soccer as a vehicle

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Sunny Her didn't spend his summer sitting around the house, or running around with friends goofing off.

School time

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Announcements Creekside 6 in Paradise, received a $500 grant from Project Vision and the use of 12 garden beds at the Paradise Grange, a two-block walk from campus.

Shots fired around south Chico

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — Police said a drug deal gone bad prompted two men in a pickup to chase a car around south Chico Wednesday afternoon, ramming it repeatedly as a passenger in the car fired numerous shots back at them.

The Nosebleed Section: Playing in the mud is never a dud

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Mud football is an American institution. It's great because it's football, which is awesome, and mud, which for some strange reason appeals to most of us.

Theater briefs

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

Blue Room offers late night shows CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre will present "Twilight Zone Live!" featuring the classic episode "Night Call" beginning this week.

Theater review: 'Nunsense' fills Laxson Auditorium with laughter

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 05:27 PM CDT

CHICO -- Once again, Chico Performances brought outstanding entertainment to Laxson Auditorium with "Nunsense.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 09 Oct 2008 12:45 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, October 08, 2008

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Accident witnesses sought

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Willows Police Department is still seeking witnesses to an accident Oct. 1 where a motorist struck and killed a pedestrian crossing Wood Street.

Boy arrested for allegedly harboring juvenile suspect

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A 14-year-old Willows boy is under arrest for allegedly harboring an escapee from the Glenn County Juvenile Hall.

Bus tragedy: Operator had no insurance

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLIAMS — The owner of a tour bus that crashed east of Williams Sunday night, killing eight and injuring 35, apparently had no insurance to cover the vehicle or its passengers.

Community Roundup: Martinez takes fourth in Roseville

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Precious Martinez's second-place finish on the beam earned her fourth place all-around in the level 4 younger age division for the Oroville Gymnastics Sports Academy's girls competition at the Byers Surf Classic in Roseville.

Daily Planner: October 8

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Events MEDICAL MYSTERIES REVEALED: 7:30 p.m. "Uncovering the Secrets of Anesthesia," by Dr. Mic Hieb, anesthesiologist, followed by question and answer time at Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Daily Planner: October 9

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Events DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS TRAINING: 9 a.m.-noon. Free training on impact of domestic violence on children at Greater Oroville Family Resource Center, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Fun with fitness: High schoolers teaching P.E. to kids is no sweat when both sides benefit

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:32 AM CDT

MAGALIA — Hundreds of children running around the field at Pine Ridge School Tuesday were doing what they were supposed to be doing — being active and having fun.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Marcos Martinez Gallegos The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Marcos Luis Martinez Gallegos for charges alleging Corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant and

Kirshner Wildlife Foundation told to move or close

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Durham exotic animal facility didn't get a ruling from the Butte County Board of Supervisors, but it did get direction: Move or close.

Letter: Cyclists must learn to follow the rules

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I strongly agree with the comments made by letter writer Alex Buchmiller of Chico. In the few weeks since I started using a bicycle as my primary mode of transportation, I've had three close calls — none of which have been with a vehicle.

Letter: Don't blindly trust government

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

At the core of the trillion-dollar bailout proposed by the federal government is the "mortgage meltdown.

Letter: Herger ignores his constituents

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

So Wally Herger, despite letters from his constituents going 100-1 against, voted in favor of that Wall Street party bill.

Letter: Look at the record on Freddie, Fannie

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

In a Sept. 9 E-R letter, MaryLou Johnson took Cynthia Tucker to task for "Not doing her homework" on S190, which sought additional oversight of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.

Letter: Orland budget shows odd priorities

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The Orland City Council had the audacity to raise our water bills for the second time in two years, and then they want to borrow an additional $46,745 from the enterprise fund (also known as the sewer and water fund) to pay for the environmental

Letter: Sophistication drops a notch

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The North State Symphony outdid itself when it opened the new season with a memorable concert that featured the world-renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu in the Third Rachmaninov Piano Concerto.

Letter: World won't change until we do

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I believe we should have a "Year of Jubilee" where once every 50 years all debts are forgiven. Think what that would do to the economy.

Local Roundup: Viking tennis prevails over Chico again

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Rachel Kushner battled to prevail in a three-set singles win before joining her sister Robin for a victory preserving a doubles sweep to lead the Pleasant Valley girls tennis team past Chico for a 7-2 triumph at Community Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Local briefs

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Herger, Morris to answer questions CHICO — Congressman Wally Herger and his Democratic opponent, Jeff Morris, are expected to attend Thursday's candidates forum in Chico sponsored by the Butte County League of Women Voters.

McCain, Obama clash over causes, cures of crisis

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:14 AM CDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Barack Obama and John McCain clashed repeatedly over the causes and cures for the worst economic crisis in 80 years Tuesday night in a debate in which Republican McCain called for a sweeping $300 billion program to shield

Men sentenced for roles in drug deal

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Men from Corning and Colusa were sentenced Monday to lengthy federal prison terms for their roles in a drug deal last year arranged with undercover DEA officers.

Orland road project almost ready to begin

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

ORLAND — A half-million-dollar project to reconstruct a portion of South Street east of Interstate 5 in Orland will probably begin by Nov.

Palermo man gets 50 years

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — One of two young men convicted of the 2006 execution-style slaying of an Oroville teenager inside a moving car was sentenced Tuesday to two consecutive terms of 25-years-to-life in prison.

Panthers steal momentum to top Vikings

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico High was trailing two games to one and 20-14 in a fourth game that could have proved final, which would have given archrival Pleasant Valley a win on the Panthers' home floor.

Residents' General Plan concerns voiced

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Concerns over growth options for Chico grew more specific Tuesday night as the in-progress General Plan update came before the city's top decision makers.

Sidelines: Bauhs gets CCAA honor again

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Scott Bauhs of Chico State was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association's Male Runner of the Week for the week of Sept.

Starving Student: Scrambled eggs are a hit at Bellachino's

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO The act of waiting in itself is overlooked too often as a pastime. Usually it's the unappreciated means to an end and an exercise in frustration that we just haven't figured out how to make time go by faster yet.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Golden Harvest

Posted: 08 Oct 2008 02:05 AM CDT

It's harvest time in the Central Valley, and almonds and walnuts are being shaken and swept from smooth orchard floors in a 400-mile swath from Bakersfield to Redding.

Theater review: 'Nunsense' fills Laxson Auditorium with laughter

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 07:12 PM CDT

CHICO -- Once again, Chico Performances brought outstanding entertainment to Laxson Auditorium with "Nunsense.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

"Meth monster" digs in, can be virtually impossible to escape

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final story in a three-part series that started Sunday. Few non-drug users have the visceral understanding of the impact and dangers of the "monster" called meth, as do Carl Sturdy and Mike Ramsey.

Budget a top priority for City Council candidates

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — The city's budget came out on top Monday night among the eight contenders for the Chico City Council.

Butte records fifth West Nile case

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

DURHAM -- A middle-aged woman contracted West Nile virus, the fifth case reported in Butte County this year.

Campus Clips

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Summer orientation worker applications The deadline for 2009 summer orientation peer adviser applications is Friday.

Chico field hockey team beats PV

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Lily Zhao and Emily Naas scored goals as the Chico High field hockey team defeated Eastern Athletic League rival Pleasant Valley 2-1 Monday at PV.

Correction

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Three photos of glass artist Bryon Sutherland were credited to the wrong photographer on page 7 of Thursday's issue of The Buzz.

Daily Planner: October 7

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

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

Daily Planner: October 8

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

Events MEDICAL MYSTERIES REVEALED: 7:30 p.m. "Uncovering the Secrets of Anesthesia," by Dr. Mic Hieb, anesthesiologist, followed by question and answer time at Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Dow falls 800 points

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 01:57 PM CDT

NEW YORK — Despair about a weakening global economy is sweeping across Wall Street, propelling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 800 points and giving the blue chips a new record for a one-day point drop.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Bolles earns Golfer-of-the-Year honor

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Joan Bolles shot a net 61 to outdistance the field in the Paradise Pines Women's Golf Club annual Golfer-of-the-Year Tournament.

Editorial: Butte, region's reputation grows

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

It was only a matter of time before enrollment started slowing — or at least not climbing so fast — at Chico State University and picking up at Butte College.

Fire destroys Thermalito living room

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

THERMALITO -- A fire sparked from a fireplace destroyed the living room of a Harlan Avenue home early Monday morning, though firefighters were able to keep flames from destroying the entire structure.

Flynn pleads not guilty to DUI

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County judge set a November pretrial date for City Councilor Mary Flynn Monday after her lawyer entered a not guilty plea.

Flynn to plead not guilty to DUI charges

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:28 PM CDT

OROVILLE — City Councilor Mary Flynn will plead not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, her attorney stated in court Monday.

Gas leak reported

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Up to six homes near the corner of East Seventh and Laburnum avenues were evacuated Monday morning due to a natural gas leak.

Grenade discovered

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

PARADISE — Police and fire crews recovered an old hand grenade from the front yard of a home in the 1000 block of Bille Road Monday afternoon.

Grenade reported in Paradise

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 04:51 PM CDT

PARADISE — Police and fire crews recovered an old hand grenade from the front yard of a home in the 1000 block of Bille Road this afternoon.

Innerview: Angelina Popov leads the way at Oroville teen center

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The first day, three teens showed up. There were 12 on the second day, and 17 on the third.

Letter: Area residents can see Met Opera

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

I wish to let the community know of something very special that is happening in Chico, with performances through May.

Letter: Both parties have their faults

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

Walter Ballin made one excellent point in his recent letter —that "the Republicans used to be a fiscally responsible party.

Letter: Buy local first, fair trade otherwise

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

I am glad to hear the city of Chico is looking into fair trade buying. Of course, I very much agree that buying locally produced products is best.

Letter: Don't buy into the economic con job

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

Both presidential candidates, the Senate and the media are trying their best to con us. The housing bubble has burst.

Letter: Legislators forget they represent us all

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

OK, we finally have a state budget, nearly three months late. What took so long? Republicans were in one corner, the Democrats were in another corner and both sides refused to meet in the middle.

Letter: Plans are made to be followed

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

Now that we've heard from the editorial board and other critics of the city Planning Commission's decision denying the expansion of Chico Volkswagen, here are some additional thoughts: The zoning of the property north of the creek was originally

Letter: Wider roads would help in emergency

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 11:57 PM CDT

Your editorial "Hit" appearing Saturday, Sept. 27, regarding multiple escape routes of the Paradise ridge is very much appreciated.

Local briefs

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

County water commission meets today PARADISE — The Butte County Water Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.

Local rice pioneer dies at age 71

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

RICHVALE -- Milton LaMalfa, a longtime rice grower in the Richvale area, died Sunday afternoon. LaMalfa, the father of state Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa, was 71.

Noon update: Gas line severed, evacuations begin

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:15 PM CDT

CHICO — Three fire engines and a Pacific Gas and Electric crew rushed to the scene of a severed gas line at East Seventh and Laburnum avenues.

Paradise soldier awarded Purple Heart

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The California National Guard awarded a soldier injured in Iraq a Purple Heart on Sunday at the 2668th Transportation Co.

Salvation Army reports clothing bins are empty

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:28 AM CDT

CHICO — There's only enough clothing donations to supply Salvation Army thrift stores through next week, according to Salvation Army Capt.

School board candidates face off at forum

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Three candidates vying for the Chico Unified School District board of trustees agreed the budget is the district's biggest challenge.

Sidelines: Almond Bowl run scheduled Nov. 2

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

The 34th annual Almond Bowl run will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, in Bidwell Park. Under the Sun Events will manage this event for the Chico Running Club for 2008.

Tour operator among bus crash fatalities

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:29 AM CDT

WILLIAMS -- One of eight people confirmed killed in a tour bus crash Sunday night east of Williams is Daniel E.

Tri-tip confirmed as E. coli culprit

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 04:04 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- Health officials who suspected tainted tri-tip sickened at least 27 people in September now have some evidence.

Witnesses recall past threats, statements by slaying suspect

Posted: 07 Oct 2008 12:29 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Several days before the remains of Tami Egbert were discovered at the bottom of Lookout Point in 2000, a witness quoted the Chico victim's husband as saying he felt she had been shot and her body was in Paradise.

Monday, October 06, 2008

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11 p.m.: Charter bus overturns near Colusa, killing 10

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 01:03 AM CDT

WILLIAMS - Ten people died and several were injured Sunday after a charter bus en route to Colusa Casino Resort overturned west of Colusa, authorities said.

Bank on this: Bank failures will rise in next year

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Here's a safe bet for uncertain times: A lot of banks won't survive the next year of upheaval despite the U.

But This is Chico: Columnist leaps to newspaper of future

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:09 AM CDT

I've decided to leap into the newspaper of the future. From now on, this column will be available only in its online form.

Charter bus overturns near Colusa, killing 10

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

WILLIAMS — Ten people died and several were injured Sunday after a charter bus en route to Colusa Casino Resort overturned west of Colusa, authorities said.

City Council to consider General Plan growth options

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

CHICO — The Chico City Council will Tuesday night start making decisions that will impact how the city grows.

Daily Planner: October 6

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:09 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: October 7

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:09 AM CDT

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

Dava Malcolm almost broke addiction's grip

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second story in a three-part series. Tuesday: The claws of the "meth monster.

Exotic animal facility on supervisors' agenda

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A hearing Tuesday could decide the future of the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, the exotic animal facility in Durham.

Four arrested after mobile home park fight

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — A fight in a mobile home park Saturday night left one hospitalized and four in jail, authorities said.

Hamilton City shows support during levee festival

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- A show of community support was the theme behind an annual festival to raise funds to replace the levee protecting Hamilton City.

Letter: Streamline administration of schools

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:09 AM CDT

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

Letter: Water pumping could hurt area

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:09 AM CDT

The E-R's Sept. 18 article, "Plan to attempt to increase water supplies moving ahead," left out some important information.

Letter: Wright sentence the wrong sentence

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:09 AM CDT

It has been a year to date that special education student Gregory Wright launched his attack on the band room ceiling at Las Plumas High School.

Recordings aim to capture calls of the wild West

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rattlesnakes aren't to be trifled with, but if you're trying to collect the sound of every creature in the West that slithers, hops, flies or flops, distance isn't a luxury you can afford.

Rodgers tough but Ryan shines as Falcons beat Pack

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With every rock-solid read and on-target spiral, Matt Ryan takes another step toward making everybody forget Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino and everything else in the Atlanta Falcons' ugly recent past.

Some conclude scam is behind deluge of extended car warranty offers

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

If you purchased a new car in the last 10 years, you may be among thousands of Butte County residents deluged lately with offers to extend their warranty.

Surplus commodities to be distributed over two weeks

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

Surplus government commodities will be distributed in the area over the next two weeks to eligible families.

Women educators learn and lend a hand

Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:08 AM CDT

A group of women educators works to support education — both their own and others — by organizing events and supporting educational endeavors locally and internationally.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Allard survives SDS mess to win

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — The 17th Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals just didn't want to end Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Anonymity threatened as strange week approaches

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

These coming few days may well be among the strangest in my life. Throughout all of my professional career, I have viewed my role as that of an anonymous observer.

Bailout includes funds for local schools

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Wall Street bailout bill, which the House passed and the president signed Friday, contains a bonus for the north state.

Check It Out: 'Fall' into the fun at Butte County libraries

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Chico library will host its annual fall festival Oct. 11 on the library lawn, 1108 Sherman Ave. Organized by Chico Friends of the Library, the family event, 11 a.

Daily Planner: October 5

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Events 40th Annual Johnny Appleseed Days: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Two-day festival to celebrate local apple crop by baking 1,200 apple pies and other apple recipes; artisan and vendor faire, at Terry Ashe Park and Veterans Memorial Hall on Skyway, Paradise.

Daily Planner: October 6

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 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.

Dava Malcolm: A 'tweaker's' tale

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

First of Three Parts OROVILLE -- Dava Malcolm is an intelligent, creative, black-eyed, brown-haired, 20-year-old woman, with a vocabulary that would make a Marine drill instructor blush.

Dave Davies: Butte's 5-0 mark gives optimism

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Well, what do you know, the Butte College football team is off to its first 5-0 start since the Jeff Jordan era began with the 2006 season.

Editorial: Be cautious with downtown change

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The city's General Plan discussion about creating subdistricts for downtown Chico prompts another thought.

Fire Prevention Week starts today

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Cal Fire is gearing up for 2008's Fire Prevention Week. Local activities include the annual Pumpkins for Prevention, 9 a.

Judges decide on new All About Us columnists

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Enterprise-Record readers are about to meet four new columnists who have been chosen for the new round of All About Us columns that are published on the Family Page.

Kevin Martin goes from being elementary school teacher to Durham High principal in one jump

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

DURHAM -- It isn't much to look at, nothing more than an average rolling, metal desk chair, but for Kevin Martin it represents something important.

Letter: Herger won't feel the heat

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

It looks as if our own congressman voted to tax every family in his district an average of $9,300. Since this is what our president asked him to do, I am not surprised.

Letter: Jesus Center grateful for help

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

The Jesus Center is very appreciative of the financial support of Soroptimist International of Chico throughout the years I have worked at the center.

Letter: Lookout Point even more spectacular

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

My wife and I stopped at Lookout Point last week to check out the renovation. We were very pleased to discover it's now possible to safely stroll the area or just sit on one of the park benchesand enjoy the view, which seems even more spectacular.

Letters: Bring fiscal sanity back to council

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

We need leadership we can trust in Chico. The voice of common sense and fiscal responsibility must be heard by the people of Chico.

Letters: CARD candidates deserve equal time

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I was very interested in your editorial Sunday, "Time to focus on local races." I couldn't agree with you more, except that one important agency, the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, was omitted.

Letters: Cause of ejection is obvious

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I realize that in any column, such as Lee Gordon's story about the Las Plumas player being ejected from the Victory Bell game, are mostly opinions by the writer, but there does need to be some facts contained within the story that underlines the

Letters: Chico takes smart path to growth

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I commend the Chico Planning Commission for its decision to support Alternative B for future city growth with recommendations for Alternative C for the outlying areas for the Chico General Plan.

Letters: Court was right on same-sex marriage

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

We write on behalf of the board of directors for the Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence. We endorse a no vote on Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that takes away the right of same-sex couples to marry.

Letters: Economic development begins at home

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

In your Sept. 21 editorial, you take exception to the City Council fair trade certification vote noting that, despite what others may say, this action is not an example of economic development.

Letters: Farmers know

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

what they're doingProposition 2 deserves a no vote. This is a very misleading proposition. Years of research of agricultural colleges has resulted in the three conditions it wants eliminated.

Letters: Holcombe ready for VP post

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

With the Canadian Snowbirds in town, I guess this gives Mayor Andy Holcombe foreign policy experience, huh?

Letters: Leave our Obama yard signs alone

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Night marauders recently stole the outdoor Obama-Biden sign from our front porch. Other Democrats in Chico have reported the same tactic.

Letters: Only Palin represents change

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I'm mad at President Bush. He didn't call Congress back this summer, calling attention to the 50 Republicans who gave up their vacations to debate (in the darkened House of Representatives) a "drill here, drill now" energy bill.

Letters: Some propositions will become costly

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Vote no on Proposition 7 to avoid higher electric costs. You can't force a utility to pay 15 cents per kilowatt hour, and then sell it for 10 cents — try 30 cents per kilowatt hour when you add the other costs.

Letters: Spraying isn't the best option

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

We are neighbors concerned about the mosquito fogging occurring in Chico. The pesticide kills only adult mosquitoes, and has no effect on mosquito eggs.

Letters: The beginning of something more?

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Facts for Proposition 8 and the ramifications if it doesn't pass: 1. Proposition 8 will not deprive anyone of their rights as they're already secured through California Family Code 297.

Letters: Three councilors shaking things up

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Thank God the city of Oroville has at least three on the council that have the moral fortitude to stand up to the questionable practices going on at city hall.

Letters: VA clinic in Chico needs new direction

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Every veteran I've talked to has had complaints about the VA clinic here in Chico on Cohasset. I am so disgusted with the place that I refuse to go there anymore.

Letters: Vote Democratic right down the line

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Who is responsible for our nation's financial mess? I suggest we look in the mirror. In the year 2000, when Clinton-Gore had finally balanced the federal budget, we elected an untried Texas governor, with minimal financial acumen, to the U.

Letters: Walker not afraid of tough problems

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I am writing in support of the candidacy of Jim Walker for Chico City Council. It has been my pleasure to know Jim in the roles of sportsman, father, medical professional and public servant for more than 20 years.

Letters: Walker ready for council position

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

I have been watching the national campaigns with fascination over the last few months. Each side regales us with their candidate's attributes of honesty, intelligence, integrity, etc.

Local Briefs

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Market presentation planned by Tri Counties Bank CHICO — The presentation "How to Handle Bear Markets" will be presented by Tri Counties Bank.

Local Roundup: Bauhs easily wins 8k, Chico State romps in Salem

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico State senior Scott Bauhs won the 8-kilometer men's Cardinal run at the Willamette Invitational and the Wildcats placed four runners in the top 10 and all seven in the top 25 en route to a dominating win Saturday in Salem, Ore.

Paradise apple fest draws 10,000 people during first day

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

PARADISE - Though wind and rain caused some damage and the delay of some children's game booths Saturday, the annual two-day Johnny Appleseed Days festival in Paradise kicked off on time and drew thousands of visitors of all ages.

People on the Street

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Is the medical marijuana law (Proposition 215), passed by voters in 1996, a success or failure? Asked at Dan O'Brien Student, Chico I don't know if it's really been a success or failure because the federal government doesn't recognize it and

Road work Roundup

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST FIRST AVENUE — Delays can be expected as the project to widen the northbound offramp continues; alternative routes are suggested.

Roadrunners Notebook: Wind wreaks havoc in close win

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — All the focus in local weather reports this week centered around reports of weekend rain, but wind was a far bigger factor in the Butte College football team's 24-17 win over San Joaquin Delta at Cowan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Roadrunners' line hunkers down, gets job done in win

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Josh Bellamy, the Butte College football team's acclaimed wide receiver, felt strongly about the Roadrunners' situation going into Saturday's key nonconference battle against San Joaquin Delta.

Stay calm, it's almost over

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Thievery was rampant last week. More than a dozen people called into the newsroom, called "Tell It to the E-R" and sent me e-mails and letters to the editor telling stories about the bold thefts, demanding we expose the blatant criminals.

Study: Narrowing Broadway and Main wouldn't hurt traffic

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

CHICO — Narrowing downtown's two main streets could actually improve the efficiency of traffic — if the problem of delivery trucks blocking lanes is first solved, a recent study found.

The Bookshelf: "Ghosts in the House!"

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

What would you do if you moved into a new house and found that it was haunted?If you're anything like the little girl in the book "Ghosts in the House!

Yo-yo enthusiasts gather for national championships

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- A child's toy attached to string, nimble fingers and a distinct camaraderie among players brightened a cloudy day Saturday for the 20th annual U.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Aldersgate United Methodist Church to celebrate 50 years

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- Members and friends of Aldersgate United Methodist Church plan to celebrate the congregation's 50th anniversary on Oct.

Butte College enrollment took a big jump this fall

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

The number of students attending Butte College has soared this semester. This year there are 904 more students, for a total enrollment of 13,433.

Butte gets major test with Delta

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 04:48 AM CDT

Certain election issues linger throughout major campaign years like this one, then really begin to intensify as fall settles in.

Chico beats Foothill with consistency

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Simplicity and consistency, not exactly staples of Chico High football in recent years, were what propelled the Panthers to a win over the defending Northern Section Division I champs Friday night at University Stadium.

City Council, school board candidates forum is Monday

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — People vying for seats on Chico's City Council and on the board of trustees for Chico Unified School District will have a chance to sell themselves to voters at 7 p.

Congress OKs historic bailout bill; Bush signs it

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 04:15 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the economy on the brink and elections looming, Congress approved an unprecedented $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday and sent it to President Bush who quickly signed it.

Corning spoils Las Plumas' homecoming with shutout

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With the first rain of the season settling over Harrison Stadium on Friday night, the Las Plumas High football team was hoping it would wash away the struggles of the past four weeks and bring the Thunderbirds their first victory of

Correction

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

A story Friday incorrectly stated that a suspect in a Butte City assault Wednesday attempted to rape one of the victims, but the charge against him is sexual battery, not rape.

Daily Planner: October 4

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round. E. Second and Wall streets. 893-3276.

Daily Planner: October 5

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Events 40th Annual Johnny Appleseed Days: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Two-day festival to celebrate local apple crop by baking 1,200 apple pies and other apple recipes; artisan and vendor faire, at Terry Ashe Park and Veterans Memorial Hall on Skyway, Paradise.

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

HIT — Chasing bad guys on the streets is probably less hazardous than trying to manage the diverse city of Chico, so we admire police Capt.

First rain

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Chico State University student Emily Akimoto, 21, is as bright as her umbrella Friday as she walks to her car from a class.

Flash flood debris warning issued

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 11:07 PM CDT

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for debris flows in east central Butte County through 12:33 a.

It's everything apple this weekend at Johnny Appleseed Days

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

PARADISE — It's that time again. Saturday and Sunday will be a tribute to the apple, with the annual Johnny Appleseed Days at Terry Ashe Park and Veterans Hall.

Just practice: Firefighters prepare for wet times ahead

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- As the first rain of the season fell over the north state, firefighters spent the day training for water rescues.

Letter: Clogged roundabout not helping air

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

At 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, traveling east on Montgomery Street, I came to the new roundabout.

Letter: New rules drive business out

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

While businesses and families struggle to survive in California, our tax dollars are going to expand a public agency and make plywood more expensive.

Letter: Turn off the wasteful light show

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Day after day we are told to conserve energy, and are plagued in our homes with rising energy costs. Simply paying the bill to keep the lights on in your home has become a challenge.

Letter: We are witnessing miracles

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

The days of miracles are still with us. Just take a peek at what the Republicans have done lately. They sold us a war with total costs expected to approach a trillion dollars, without a cent of new taxes.

Lifestyle Rx: Adult diabetes is a manageable problem

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Last month's column explained that people with type I Diabetes, often called Juvenile Diabetes (about 5 percent) make no insulin at all, so they are dependent on insulin to survive.

Local Roundup: PV blows lead in stunner to Shasta

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High football team let a 12-point halftime lead turn into a 26-18 defeat against Shasta on Friday in Redding.

Local briefs

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Rain could move National Yo-Yo Championships indoors CHICO — The National Yo-Yo Championships scheduled today will be relocated from downtown Chico in case of rain.

PV High School students are exhibit curators

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- Students from Pleasant Valley High School showed they know more about art than how to create it, by curating the current exhibit at the Janet Turner Print Museum in Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium.

Paradise grinds out big victory

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

PARADISE — In a rain-drenched fumble-fest ruled by offensive linemen and a rushing approach devoid of frills, "ugly" was the word of the night at Wraith Field.

Rain could move National Yo-Yo Championships

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 11:08 AM CDT

The National Yo-Yo Championships set for Saturday will be relocated from downtown Chico in case of rain.

Rain triggers one vehicle crash after another

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — Shortly after rain began to slicken area roadways about 12:30 p.m. Friday, law enforcement agencies found themselves scrambling from one vehicle crash to another.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — The 178th semi-annual World Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast today and Sunday, and may be viewed locally both days at the chapel, East and Mariposa Avenue, or on Comcast Cable TV Channel

Senior Planner

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT

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

Thieves attempting to steal pot posed as police officers

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Sheriff's Office warns that five recent attempts to steal pot from medical marijuana growers have included two incidents with shots fired and two in which thieves posed as law enforcement.

Thieves who attempted to steal pot posed as police officers

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:42 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Sheriff's Office warns that five recent attempts to steal pot from medical marijuana growers have included two incidents with shots fired and two in which thieves posed as law enforcement.

Wet and wild on area roads

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 04:29 PM CDT

CHICO — Shortly after rain began to slicken area roadways, about 12:30 p.m., the California Highway Patrol and Chico police began scrambling from one vehicle crash to another.

Witness says defendant threatened wife

Posted: 04 Oct 2008 12:40 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Angry at his wife over losing his money in a poker game, Clinton Egbert allegedly yelled across the room that "he could get rid of her," a witness testified in the Chico man's murder trial Friday.

Friday, October 03, 2008

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9:10 a.m.: Two hurt in wreck

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:29 AM CDT

At about 9:10 a.m. today single-vehicle wreck was discovered on the Riceton Highway, just north of Highway 162.

Ball game to raise funds for scholarships

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

CHICO — Two teams of Chad Keichler's friends will square off to play ball Saturday at Hooker Oak Field, to raise scholarship funds for Westside Little League.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Charles Dean Hipes Sr.

Chico High group to help Ecuadorian community

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

CHICO — During an all-day workshop at the CARD Center earlier this week, almost 250 students from Chico High School heard they had been accepted to the O Ambassadors program.

Daily Planner: October 3

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Events RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m. Catholic Daughters of our Divine Savior and St. Johns fundraiser rummage sale, 566 E.

Editorial: Medical pot ruse must end

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

It's fall, marijuana harvesting season, and it's time for society's annual reminder that Proposition 215 either needs to be altered or overturned.

Feisty Palin stands her ground in Biden debate

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 10:50 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Under intense scrutiny, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stood her ground tonight against a vastly more experienced Joe Biden, debating the economy, energy and global warming, then challenging him on Iraq,

Financial crisis moves from Wall Street to the mall

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

NEW YORK -- Alarmed by the financial meltdown, stores nationwide are slapping sale signs on everything from fall sweaters to furniture — frantically trying to attract shoppers who are cutting back.

First storm of the season could create fire debris flow

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Life in Butte County for the next couple of days might be summed up in a line from a 1970 James Taylor hit, "I've seen fire and I've seen rain .

Glenn County budget deficit diminishing

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Glenn County Board of Supervisors Tuesday heard a new solution to the budget shortfall, which may reduce the deficit by $300,000 and avoid layoffs.

Kaeding wins first night main at Fall Nationals

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Brent Kaeding knows how to win at Silver Dollar Speedway. More than any other driver. The Campbell resident showed it again Thursday night in the first day of the 17th Pacific Sprints Fall Nationals in the main event, leading from the fourth lap

Letter: America must learn from mistakes

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

I can't believe what is going on in this country — $700 billon for a Wall Street bailout, $25 billion for the auto industry .

Letter: Canyon's duck pond must be protected

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

I attended the Board of Supervisors meeting to hear Signalized Intersection West's second appeal for a grading permit in Butte Creek Canyon.

Letter: Financial meltdown will get worse

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Raising taxes, or borrowing, will further constrain the incentive for production, and hamper the free market system in its confrontation with the forces of greed and its reconciliation of the fatal flaw in democracy; that every household wishes to

Letter: Oroville city government has blinders on

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

In 1996 the city of Oroville purchased the treatment ponds under the "belief" it would save jobs at the olive processing plant.

Local Roundup: PV tennis sweeps Spartans

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 04:43 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High girls tennis team swept visiting Red Bluff 9-0 on Thursday. Melody Wu won the No.

Local briefs

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

Juveniles seeking beer break into two East Avenue businesses CHICO — Beer appears to be the objective of two boys, 16 and 17, who allegedly smashed in glass doors at two East Avenue businesses early Thursday morning.

Man who terrorized two in Butte City home tased before arrest

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

BUTTE CITY -- A man reportedly released from prison earlier this week was arrested after terrorizing two people inside a home, including a woman he allegedly tried to rape.

North-state growers seeing above-average walnuts

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

BIGGS -- In a Biggs walnut orchard off of Larkin Road, Terry Williams stands in a row of majestic trees that seem to go on forever.

Nutty season: Growers seeing above-average walnuts

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 04:50 AM CDT

BIGGS -- In a Biggs walnut orchard off of Larkin Road, Terry Williams stands in a row of majestic trees that seem to go on forever.

Oregon House man badly hurt in car crash

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

OREGON HOUSE — Prescription drugs are suspected to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning on Marysville Road that critically injured a man from Oregon House, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Paradise High School student arrested for impersonating firefighter

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 04:51 AM CDT

PARADISE — A Paradise High student was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of impersonating a firefighter and being in possession of safety equipment allegedly stolen from Cal Fire.

Pavement could be wet

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 10:02 AM CDT

An unfamiliar word is appearing in weather forecasts for the next several days — rain. Forecasters with the National Weather Service office in Sacramento are calling for a 20 percent chance of showers today and tonight, but by Friday the odds

Perry Mason Days to conclude Saturday

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Perry Mason Days, commemorating Erle Stanley Gardner and the fictional defense attorney he created, will be wrapping up Saturday in Oroville.

Planning panel OKs southwest Chico neighborhood plan

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 12:55 AM CDT

CHICO — A neighborhood plan for southwest Chico gained the first level of approval Thursday night, drawing enthusiastic compliments from several of the city's planning commissioners and a concern it could harm private developers from one.

Police report

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

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

Prep Football Previews: Chico hosts defending champs

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

The question for the last two years has been "When will Chico bust out and become a top team in the Eastern Athletic League?

School time

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT

Events Neal Dow School's fall carnival will take place today, including games, food, prizes and auctions.

Second-bullet theory skewered in slaying case

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 04:50 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The attorney for accused Chico wife slayer Clinton Egbert used one of the prosecution's own experts Thursday to try to refute key medical evidence in the case.

Sidelines: Sabotka captures gold in tennis

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Sonja Sabotka of Oroville won two gold medals for tennis in the 70 age category at the Nevada Senior Olympics in Las Vegas Sept.

Sow There: What to do when doing nothing

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

We don't have a rodent to come out of the ground to predict the end of summer. However, the first rain is usually a good indicator in California.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Lake Oroville still producing bass bite despite conditions

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Even with difficult launch conditions, Lake Oroville is still kicking out good bass fishing, according to Fil Torres at Oroville Outdoors.

Winter's coming ... is your garden ready?

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:45 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES -- For plant lovers, autumn's arrival heralds the opening of a critical window of time in which they can prepare their gardens for the coming winter and set the stage for the spring bloom.

Wreckage of Fossett's plane, and remains, found

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 11:44 PM CDT

MAMMOTH LAKES -- More than a year after the mysterious disappearance of millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, searchers found the wreckage of his plane in the rugged Sierra Nevada, along with enough remains for DNA testing.

Young PV squad falls to Wheeler, Red Bluff

Posted: 03 Oct 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Dave Davis is yelling a lot more these days. For the young team under the Pleasant Valley High volleyball coach, it can probably be considered a good thing.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

$6,000 up for grabs at Fall Nationals

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Natalie Sather has been in Chico since Monday, waiting for the 17th annual Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals to begin.

'Face the Music' radio show gives voice to female artists

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

CHICO -- "It's a secret law that women will never be played back to back on any radio show, no matter what the channel," Terre Reynolds said.

Apartment meth lab raided; three arrested

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — A methamphetamine lab officials believe was operating from inside an apartment on Nord Avenue was raided Tuesday morning and three residents arrested.

Art briefs

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

Visions of leadership in photography CHICO -- The 24th annual American Visions Photography Competition will hold its grand opening reception at 5 p.

Biblio File: Chico author Lin Jensen on the imagery of words

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

Lin Jensen is the founding teacher of the Chico Zen Sangha and an accomplished author. Saturday at 6:30 p.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Oct. 2, 2008

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 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: Tussle

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

Tussle will play Friday at the Crux Arts Collective in Chico. Tussle features, left to right, Jonathan Holland (drums and electronics), Tomonori Yasuda (bass & electronics), Nathan Burazer (electronics) and Warren Huege (drums).

Car hit with gunfire in Thermalito, no one hurt

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 01:52 PM CDT

THERMALITO — The Butte County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of 12th Street and Tehama Road Tuesday night, where the occupants of a compact car said they had been shot at.

Car hit with gunfire; no one hurt

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:14 AM CDT

THERMALITO — The Butte County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of 12th Street and Tehama Road Tuesday night, where the occupants of a compact car said they had been shot at.

Chico State reacts to two weekend student fatalities

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — In the wake of two tragic weekend fatalities involving Chico State University students, President Paul Zingg issued an e-mail Wednesday reminding the campus community that deaths due to alcohol and drugs are intolerable.

Cover story: Bryon Sutherland: Hot glass art worth the effort

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- Blackened calluses cover local artist Bryon Sutherland's hands while scars race up his tan forearms.

Daily Planner: October 2

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Events UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 6-8 p.m. Reception for "Nature & Spirit: The Landscape Photographs of Ansel Adams," with lecture, "Ansel Adams, A Son's Perspective," by Michael Adams, at 5 p.

Daily Planner: October 3

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Events RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m. Catholic Daughters of our Divine Savior and St. Johns fundraiser rummage sale, 566 E.

Editorial: Budget problem still a hot topic

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Chico's unbalanced budget, which was an issue in the City Council election of 2006, is an important issue again this year.

Entertainment Calendar for Oct. 2-Oct. 8

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

Thursday, OCT. 2 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS AUGIE'S FINE COFFEE & TEAS: Chico Poetry Slam. 8 p.m. $5. EL REY THEATRE: The Devil Makes Three.

Green bomb needs green alternative

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Despite this, I love to cruise around town in my "Green Bomb." This situation presents me with a dilemma that is confronting more and more of America's population as gas prices rise higher and higher: Should I voyage beyond owning an avocado-colored

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Eagle Eye' entertains with wickedly fast pace

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

A computer starts forcing human "agents" to do its bidding and go after what it perceives as a security threat in "Eagle Eye," starring Shia Labeouf and Michelle Monaghan.

Letter: Kindergarten parents caught in sting

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

I was talking to my day-care provider today and she told me she received a parking ticket while picking up kindergartners and that she isn't the only one.

Letter: Politicians care about workers

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

On Labor Day, the service unit employees at Enloe ran a full-page ad in the Enterprise-Record that was an open letter to Enloe's board of trustees.

Letter: Socialism starting to take over

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The recent financial crisis of our lending institutions can be attributed primarily to the policies of the Democrats.

Letter: Where is Hillary when we need her?

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

How to decide? ShouldI vote for a candidate because he was imprisoned 5 1/2 years, enduringunending torture?

Local Roundup: Wildcat men shut out Warriors, stay atop CCAA North

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:16 AM CDT

The Chico State men's soccer team continued its best start since 1981, earning a 1-0 victory over Cal State Stanislaus in a California Collegiate Athletic Association matchup Wednesday at University Soccer Stadium.

Music preview: Singer, songwriter Darrell Scott returns to Big Room

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

CHICO -- From the tobacco farms of Kentucky to the freeways of Southern California; from roadhouses in Alaska to the recording studios of Nashville, Darrell Scott has "been there and done that.

Music review: The Cab rocks El Rey Theatre with new songs

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

CHICO -- The El Rey Theatre was the place to be on Sept. 23 as rock group The Cab took over the venue for the night.

Naked pot defender claims second attempt on grow

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 06:01 PM CDT

CHICO — A West Lindo Avenue resident said a second attempt in as many days was made this morning to steal marijuana from his backyard garden.

PUSD candidates state positions at forum

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

PARADISE — Specific issues became a recurring theme during the candidates forum for the Paradise Unified School District board of trustees at the Town Hall Wednesday.

Pathologist resumes testimony in Egbert murder case

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A pathologist spent a second day on the witness stand Wednesday under cross-examination regarding his opinion about the number and location of bullet wounds on a Chico woman whose body was found more than eight years ago.

Picking up where Great-grandfather left off: Bertagnas' winery joins Sierra Oro Farm Trail Weekend

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — It was a busy day for Berton and Carol Bertagna. Their 2008 wine was ready to press. When wine is ready, other work on the Bertagnas' south Chico farm has to wait while winemaker Berton checks the progress of the fermentation of the

Police Capt. John Rucker to be appointed as assistant city manager

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:52 PM CDT

CHICO — Police Capt. John Rucker will serve as the new assistant city manager, the City Manager's Office confirmed today.

Police official gets administrative nod

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:14 AM CDT

CHICO — A top police official will trade in his badge to serve as the city's No. 2 administrator.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Colby goes 4-for-4 in swim victories

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — Four races equaled four victories for Chico High swimmer Hillary Colby last Wednesday. It wasn't anything new.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Galvin leads state in receiving

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:15 AM CDT

DURHAM — The wide receiver with the most yardage through the air in California said his favorite thing to do on the field has nothing to do with catching passes.

Review: Dr. Drew discusses sex, drugs, relationships on campus

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

CHICO -- A long, eager line of twenty-somethings trailed around the backside of the Bell Memorial Union at Chico State University on the night of Sept.

Second pot assault in two days forces nude man to retaliate again, police say

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — A West Lindo Avenue resident said a second attempt in as many days was made Wednesday morning to steal marijuana from a garden in his backyard.

Seven candidates tackle ridge issues in Town Council forum

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

PARADISE — Promoting growth and the economy were key issues tackled during a forum for the eight candidates seeking three seats on the Paradise Town Council.

Southwest plan goes before Planning Commission

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — A neighborhood plan for southwest Chico will take it's first steps toward implementation tonight, going before the city's Planning Commission for approval.

The Nosebleed Section: Nationwide prep polls are just silly

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Did you know that Will Hill was the New Jersey prep football offensive player of the year last year? Of course not.

Theater briefs

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

Auditions for 'Fiddler on the Roof' CHICO -- Open auditions for all roles of "Fiddler on the Roof" will be held at Chico Theater Company.

Theater preview: Prepare for horrific fun at 'Rocky Horror' show

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 05:01 PM CDT

CHICO -- Trick-or-treating and bobbing for apples is synonymous with this month, but around Chico Cabaret, "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is an October icon.

Traffic looking good, but weather changing

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 10:38 AM CDT

As of 8:30 a.m. today no serious problems were facing motorists in Butte and Glenn county. Two minor collisions have been reported to the California Highway Patrol in Glenn County, one on Interstate 15, just south of Bayliss Blue Gum Road; the

Viewfinder: Lassen's new visitor center is a showpiece and steward of picture-perfect environs

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Officially open on Saturday, the center is the park's showcase, providing information to the public, which now has a grand place to rest, learn, watch, buy and eat.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

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

Wildcats play their game, sweep easy over Warriors

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — There was no looking ahead for Chico State. Wedged meekly between the volleyball team's crucial early-season road win against then-No.

Willows pedestrian dies from accident injuries

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 01:50 PM CDT

WILLOWS — A 93-year-old Willows woman who was struck by a car Tuesday while walking across a Willows Street died later at Enloe Medical Center.

Willows woman, 93, dies after being struck by car

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A 93-year-old Willows woman died Tuesday night, three hours after being struck by a car while she was crossing a four-lane street in Willows.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

7:45 a.m. — Cycle v. semi near Red Bluff

Posted: 30 Sep 2008 09:55 AM CDT

RED BLUFF — People headed north on Highway 99 may run into traffic problems in the Red Bluff area as a result of a crash involving a motorcycle and a big rig.

Briefs

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

Fogging set tonight in Gridley GRIDLEY — Fogging to kill adult mosquitoes will be conducted from dusk to 11 p.

Buzz Preview: He Said, She Said movie review: 'Eagle Eye' entertains with wickedly fast pace

Posted: 30 Sep 2008 07:13 PM CDT

A computer starts forcing human "agents" to do its bidding and go after what it perceives as a security threat in "Eagle Eye," starring Shia Labeouf and Michelle Monaghan.

CARD employee remains in critical condition

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — A Chico Area Recreation District employee severely injured in a vehicle accident Monday afternoon remained in critical condition Tuesday at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

Chat with 'But This is Chico' columnist Steve Brown at noon

Posted: 30 Sep 2008 10:17 PM CDT

CHICO — For years, Enterprise-Record columnist Steve Brown has been leading readers on a journey through the heart of the city and beyond in his column, "But This is Chico.

Community Roundup: Jaguar Midgets shut out Anderson

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The Chico Jaguars Midgets defeated the Anderson Wildcats 30-0. Josh Kopeck had an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 27-yard touchdown run.

Cops perform warrant spree around county: Searches net arrests, lots of pot

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

Six men were arrested Monday night in various locations around Butte County for allegedly taking part in an illegal marijuana cultivation cooperative.

Correction

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

A notice on Monday's Health page reported the wrong date that John Humphries will be available to appraise collectibles and antiques during the American Cancer Society's art and antique event at The Shop.

Daily Planner: October 1

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Events LEAKEY BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. Chico State University anthropology faculty and Northern California Natural History Museum discussion on Virginia Morrel's "Ancestral Passions" in preparation of Dr.

Daily Planner: October 2

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Events UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 6-8 p.m. Reception for "Nature & Spirit: The Landscape Photographs of Ansel Adams," with lecture, "Ansel Adams, A Son's Perspective," by Michael Adams, at 5 p.

EPA fines county over landfill gas collection

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County is facing a $30,000 federal Environmental Protection Agency fine because it designed and planned a landfill-gas collection system before it was required, according to the man who heads the solid waste management unit.

Editorial: Hammer may get legislators moving

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Nearly a month ago, in the midst of the state budget turmoil that legislators merely punted into next year, we suggested a wise solution.

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies:

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

Monte Leon Coley The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Monte Leon Coley for charges alleging 2 counts of Grand Theft and 1 count of passing non-sufficient funds checks.

Lawyer says meat poses E. coli risk

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — Some outbreaks of illness caused by E. coli can be blamed on a rule allowing tainted meat to be sold, a Seattle attorney claimed Tuesday.

Letter: Apologies may be in order

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

I was very disappointed to read the comments by Pamela Sage regarding the E. coli outbreak following the Forest Ranch Volunteer Fire Department dinner, even if she does feel that the accusations were made hastily and that it was just one big

Letter: Economy critical in presidential race

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

I'm retired and living on a fixed and potentially shrinking income, a position I'm sure I share with many in the Chico area.

Letter: Parents have right to visit schools

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

I write in response to a comment published in "Tell It to the E-R" on Sept. 23, headlined, "Parents, stop complaining.

Letter: Start ticketing unlawful cyclists

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

I wonder if the University Police and Chico Police Department ever hand out citations to bicycle riders who break the law.

Letter: Thieves should give back stolen goods

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Way back in the midst of the fires, multiple people contacted the media in regard to thefts committed upon fire equipment.

Local Roundup: Roadrunners grab first GVC win

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The Butte College men's soccer team picked up the program's first conference win in satisfying fashion Tuesday, knocking off rival Shasta 4-2 on the road in Redding.

Local banks seeing concern, not panic over market crisis

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

Disturbing news about turmoil among financial institutions and the stock market has customers of community-owned banks and credit unions seeking reassurance.

Paradise put out by Chico

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Tuesday night's Eastern Athletic League volleyball match at Chico High was like a surprise party.

Police-issued gun found in nude pursuit

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:47 AM CDT

CHICO — A pistol stolen from a San Francisco police officer in 2004 was reportedly used in an attempted homicide just before midnight Monday on West Lindo Avenue.

Senate revives bailout talks

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — In a surprise move to resurrect President Bush's $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan, Senate leaders slated a vote on the measure for Wednesday — but added a tax cut plan already rejected by the House.

Several in alleged pot ring arrested

Posted: 30 Sep 2008 03:38 PM CDT

FOREST RANCH — Six men were arrested Monday night in various locations around Butte County for allegedly being part of an illegal marijuana cultivation cooperative.

Shooting victim arrested after release from hospital

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — A parolee who claimed he was wounded Monday night when he sat on a gun was arrested for possessing a prohibited weapon after his release from Enloe Medical Center early Tuesday morning.

Sidelines: Butte ranked 11th in nation

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The Butte College football team is ranked No. 11 this week in the latest national junior college football rankings from JCGridiron.

Starving Student: Chronic Taco is a 'shoulder shrug' when it comes to taste

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Therefore, I shook off negative word-of-mouth reviews about Chronic Tacos, the SoCal Mexican franchise that originated in Newport Beach and has moved in to the Second Street spot vacated by Grilla Bites.

Stocks surge higher; credit worries persist

Posted: 30 Sep 2008 03:27 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street snapped back today after its biggest sell-off in years amid growing expectations that lawmakers will salvage a $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

Sweet Basil and the Bee Column: Prowling a new farmers market in Port Townsend

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:47 AM CDT

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — It's always fun to explore a new farmers market, and last weekend I had a chance to see the Saturday market in Port Townsend, Wash.

Unfair shake-down? Million-dollar lawsuit alleges FBI civil rights violations

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:47 AM CDT

CHICO — A Muslim store owner alleges in a million-dollar civil rights lawsuit, that an undercover cigarette sales bust at the market in 2005 was a ruse to conceal an FBI anti-terrorism investigation, which has ruined his life and business.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 20

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

Two deadlines are looming for those who want to vote in the November general election. According to Candace Grubbs, Butte County clerk-recorder, people must be registered to vote no later than Monday to receive a postcard notice with their polling

Welding accident starts fire in casino outbuilding

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 12:48 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A man welding a biodiesel tank Tuesday morning sparked a fire and explosion in a Gold Country Casino maintenance building.