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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

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Holiday travel should face few weather problems

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 10:09 AM CST

People planning to head out over the river and through the woods could see some raindrops in the valley and even some snowflakes in the mountains, but weather should be good in this area for Thanksgiving day and the weekend.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Affected waters listed by DFG

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

Among the local waters that will continue to be stocked with trout are Lake Oroville, Philbrook Reservoir, DeSabla Reservoir and Bedrock Park Pond in Butte County, as well as Deer Creek and Battle Creek in Tehama County.

Branches beautified

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

City of Chico tree worker James Boston rises to the top of the 50-foot city Christmas tree in City Plaza on Tuesday to adorn it with eco-friendly LED lights and a star.

Butte rises up to defeat Taft in three

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

OROVILLE — Two players on the other side of the net, Tessa Asuega and Sade Greene, proved troublesome for the Butte College women's volleyball team to deal with throughout Tuesday night's postseason matchup against Taft.

Castilleja ends Hamilton's season

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 02:04 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — Records don't tell the whole story and that was the moral learned Tuesday night in the opening round of the CIF Division V State Volleyball Championships.

Community Roundup: Oroville gymnasts place in Level 5 championships

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 02:04 AM CST

The Oroville Gymnastics Sports Academy had three Level 5 gymnasts compete at the Nor Cal Level 5 Championships, led by Mikaela Seegert in the 9-year-old division, who placed second on the balance beam with a 9.

Cycle, car crash closes portion of Highway 32 for almost five hours

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:33 AM CST

CHICO — A portion of Highway 32 was closed for almost five hours Tuesday night after a motorcyclist was seriously hurt in an accident.

Daily Planner: November 26

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: November 27

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Events THIRD ANNUAL RUN FOR FOOD: 9 a.m. 5k run/walk through Bidwell Park; starts at One-Mile Recreation Area.

Economy on the edge: Local housing market declines, but not as far as elsewhere

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part four of a nine-story series. CHICO — Builders, planners and real estate agents have seen a significant decline in the local housing market, with new construction taking the biggest hit.

Editorial: Timing doesn't pass smell test

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Our view: The CSU system shouldn't be handing out pay raises to executives at the same time it is cutting budgets and enrollment.

Glenn County man arrested during sex offender compliance sweep

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

WILLOWS — Glenn County law enforcement officers conducting a compliance check on convicted sex offenders, arrested a man Monday night who allegedly failed to re-register in October.

Glenn's Most Wanted

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office: Dale Andrew Lawrence The Glenn Sheriff's Office is seeking Dale Andrew Lawrence for charges of failing to appear on felony driving under the influence charges and

Juveniles suspected in Orland burglary spree

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

ORLAND — A string of burglaries in Orland during the past two weeks may have come to an end with the identification of seven juveniles and several arrests, police said.

Letter: Annie wouldn't approve of golf

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

If disc golf is doing irreparable damage to a remote area that is not even part of Annie Bidwell's original grant, then the city should immediately remove the 18-hole golf course that sits right in the middle of a beautiful, accessible part of the

Letter: Chico debacle watched from afar

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

We've been watching the debacle of your disc golf debate from afar. We were lucky enough to play at the Highway 32 course this past June.

Letter: City Council disc golf decision baffling

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

As an annual visitor to Chico to visit family, I have enjoyed using the disc golf course in upper Bidwell Park on several occasions.

Letter: Council misses the big picture

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

I considermyself an ardent environmentalist who believes the planet that sustains us is of top priority, but kicking the kids out of the disc golf course is something I can't see.

Letter: Councilors showing their true colors

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Oh the insanity. After the Park Commission in 1998, the City Council in 2002 and the Park Commission again in 2008 all voted in favor of disc golf in upper park, the current City Council decided to override all of these votes and closed the area to

Letter: Democrats helped end the Depression

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

In response to the Nov. 11 letter by the Eddys, their recollection of history needs some correction. It was the Republicans who brought us the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Letter: Don't compromise with upper park

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

How is the term illegal so misunderstood? Illegal immigrants somehow become translated into immigrants.

Letter: Fear won in Proposition 8 campaign

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Sadly, discrimination and prejudice is alive and well in California as evidenced by the passage of Proposition 8.

Letter: Healthy community? Not Chico

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Nov. 18 was a sad day in Chico history. So many like myself lost their connection to this community. We as disc golfers have been unjustly discriminated against.

Letter: Herger's take sounds like propaganda

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

I read an article in the Nov. 14 E-R, headlined "Congressman Herger fears Obama may nix trade pacts." I have two comments about this article.

Letter: It's a park, not a preserve

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

I am under the impression that Annie Bidwell gave the park to Chico for the pleasure of the people of Chico, not for a nature preserve.

Letter: Keep the arts alive in Chico

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Chico State University director of jazzstudies Rocky Winslow brought his Jazz X-Press down from the mountain to share with us Chico mortals their rarifiedjazz sounds.

Letter: Nostalgia thrives at reunion

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

On behalf of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley and our board of directors, we'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Gary Bright and the Lollipop's 20-year reunion committee.

Letter: People have the power

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

It is truly amazing that the governments (federal, state, county, city) and corporations think alike and tend to make the same decisions when it comes to cutting back on spending to remedy the flailing economy.

Letter: People should rule over courts

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

With respect to Proposition 8, there has been a lot of emotional talk of peoples' "rights" being denied them.

Letter: Presidential race not a beauty contest

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Kathryn Lopez is completely off base if she thinks Sarah Palin should be Person of the Year instead of Barack Obama.

Letter: Reinstate disc golf — with changes

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

For years, there have been battles about park use. Houses on the ridge — obviously not right, but they are there.

Letter: Restaurant truly serves veterans

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

I would like to voice my appreciation of Papacito's restaurant in Oroville for letting military veterans dine on the house on Veterans Day.

Letter: Retirement community is different

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Although I appreciated Mary Weston's Nov. 14 article about our "Furry Friends" party here at Country Crest Continuing Care Retirement Community, I would like to emphasize a couple of facts.

Letter: Spreading lies makes you a liar

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

The guys on AM hate radio get paid to lie. Rush Limbaugh gets a million dollars a week to distort and inflame — caring not at all for the consequences for our country.

Local Briefs

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

Not guilty plea entered in sex case RED BLUFF — A Los Molinos High School employee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child 14 or 15 years old while being at least 10 years older than the child.

No fix yet for state's deficit: GOP lawmakers block Democrats' $17 billiob proposal

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:33 AM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Republican state lawmakers on Tuesday blocked the Democrats' $17 billion proposal to address part of California's fiscal meltdown, leaving the state on track for a cash derailment this spring.

Oroville cycle crash

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

Emergency crews work to prepare an Oroville man to be flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico after he crashed his motorcycle into a concrete fence early Tuesday morning.

Pair admit to cremating relative in barbecue pit

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:33 AM CST

RED BLUFF -- A mother and son accused of cremating their 84-year-old mother and grandmother in their Corning backyard in December changed their pleas to guilty Tuesday morning before their preliminary hearing.

Paradise Lake won't be stocked

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 02:07 PM CST

PARADISE — Paradise Lake, Butte Creek and some other waters in Butte County will no longer be stocked with trout — at least for the time being, according to the state Department of Fish and Game.

Prep Football Previews: Paradise looks for title again

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 02:04 AM CST

The Paradise High football team is one win from the Bobcats' third Northern Section Division I title in four years and all that stands in their way is a Shasta team they beat at home 27-19 earlier in Eastern Athletic League play.

Sidelins: Santos sets world swimming marks

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 02:04 AM CST

Chico native Roque Santos set four age-group Masters world records Friday at the second annual Ron Johnson Invitational short course meters meet in Tempe, Ariz.

Some restaurants serving dinner on Thursday

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Gathering around the Thanksgiving table is a tradition for many, but for those who don't want to do the dishes, there are restaurants that will be open on Thursday.

Starving Student: Burrito expert: Chicken didn't score but maybe the vegetarian next time

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

CHICO — I want to quit. There's a variety of reasons. For one, I keep craving Mexican food on deadline because it's quick and cheap and seems like perfect Starving Student fare.

Suit halts trout planting in some local waters

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:32 AM CST

CHICO -- Many California lakes and streams that have been planted with trout for years will not be stocked at least until 2010 because of a lawsuit.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Turkey leftovers? Try something nontraditional in flavor

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Don't read this now — Clip the page and tuck it somewhere handy to use after Thanksgiving when confronted with hungry house guests and a refrigerator full of leftovers.

Worldwide scam based in Canada surfaces for first time in Glenn County

Posted: 26 Nov 2008 12:33 AM CST

WILLOWS — A worldwide scam spreading out of Canada has surfaced for the first time in Glenn County.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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17 adopted in mass ceremonies at court

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:08 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Abigail and Hannah Garcia were among 17 former Butte County foster care children who were given permanent homes in time for Thanksgiving.

Butte recycling firm agrees to big fine, four clean-ups

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 03:37 PM CST

OROVILLE -- The owner of a Butte County scrap and recycling operation has agreed to pay nearly $400,000 under a court order to clean up toxic waste at four sites in Butte County, it was announced today.

Campus clips

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:08 AM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Money on Target for kids Students in Free Enterprise at Chico State received a $5,000 grant from Target.

Chicoans asked to forego woodfires today

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 03:33 PM CST

CHICO — Residents of Chico are being asked to voluntarily refrain from using their woodstoves and fireplaces today.

Corrections

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

An article in Saturday's newspaper incorrectly stated Amber Thomas, 21, of Gridley, who rear-ended a car on East Gridley Road Thursday night didn't have a driver's license.

Daily Planner: November 25

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: November 26

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

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

Economy on the edge: Small businesses - Surviving is being lean and sometimes mean

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:08 AM CST

(Part three of eight) Unlike crime scene investigators, it's pretty difficult to figure out why a business died.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Williams shoots biggest turkey at Canyon

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

Roger Williams shot a great score of 75 to claim the individual low gross title in the first flight in the Canyon Oaks CC Senior Turkey Shoot Tournament.

Editorial: School calendar needs parent input

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

Our view: It makes little sense to start the school year on Aug. 13 and to have one-week vacations every couple of months.

Fry safely

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

Chico Fire Department engineers Chuck Fry (left) and Ken Campbell show how to safely deep fat fry a turkey.

Letter: 'Friends' aren't the taxpayers' friends

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

Kudos for local environmentalist thugs and shame on Ann Schwab, Tom Nickell, Mary Flynn and Andy Holcombe.

Letter: Nickell will save the day

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

I write to commend our city councilors for the focused way in which they approached the discussion on the master management plan for Bidwell Park at last week's council meeting.

Letter: Some mandarin growers doing fine

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

Contrary to the article that appeared in the E-R and Mercury-Register last week on the front page, not all mandarin growers are suffering from a substandard crop.

Letter: Special interests first, families last

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

It didn't take long for the City Council to get right back to work making decisions that make you go, "Hmmmm.

Local crews back from Southern California firestorm

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — In just a few days last week, firefighters from Butte County tried to stop a firestorm that consumed 487 homes — probably a bigger structure loss than they'll see over the rest of their careers.

Man arrested after high-speed chase through downtown Oroville

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — A man who allegedly stole a vehicle was arrested Sunday night after leading law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase through downtown Oroville.

McClintock's lead over Brown grows

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:07 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — Though Tom McClintock's lead over Charlie Brown in the 4th Congressional District race seems to be widening, officials in Brown's camp are vowing that the race is still not over.

Mistaken identity shooting averted near Orland

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:08 AM CST

ORLAND — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early Saturday incident that may have been an intended shooting averted when the gunman saw he had the wrong person.

More housing aid sought as prices sink further

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:08 AM CST

WASHINGTON — With nationwide sales of existing homes falling more than expected last month and the median sales price plunging to $183,000, the U.

Recycler ordered to clean up toxic sites

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — The owner of a local scrap and recycling operation has agreed to pay nearly $400,000 under a court order to clean up toxic waste at four sites in Butte County, it was announced Monday.

Sidelines: Butte remains No. 3 in nation

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

The 72 California programs have been shut out of the JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 national championship through three years but stand a chance of breaking through in 2008.

Stocks soar after government bailout of Citigroup

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 04:14 PM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street barreled higher today for the second straight session, this time in a relief rally over the government's plan to bail out Citigroup Inc.

Transformer explosion blacks out part of Chico

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 06:07 PM CST

CHICO — The area along Cohasset Road from Mangrove Avenue to The Esplanade was blacked out about 3:45 p.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

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Braves stave off Rio Vista

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 02:18 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — Normally stoic and understated on the sideline, Hamilton High football coach Mark Cooley took some time to share a piece of his mind — with about 500 people.

Bug-sized spies: U.S. develops tiny flying robots

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

DAYTON, Ohio -- If only we could be a fly on the wall when our enemies are plotting to attack us. Better yet, what if that fly could record voices, transmit video and even fire tiny weapons?

CARD to install disc golf targets at DeGarmo, Community parks

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

CHICO — Recreation officials want to put several disc golf targets suitable for practice in two large area parks, but will need community help to carry out the plan.

California medical spending on inmates surges

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's spending on inmate medical and mental health care has surged 554 percent since 1995, dwarfing the increase in inmates during that same period, a state defense witness testified Friday during a prison crowding trial.

Chico woman celebrates 106 years

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

CHICO Leone Billings will celebrate her 106th birthday Sunday. Friends are celebrating with her today, and tomorrow.

Correction for Nov. 22

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

The story in Friday's edition on page 4A about the double-homicide case heard Nov. 14 in Quincy incorrectly named Judge Ira Kaufman as presiding at the hearing.

Crash victim found trapped hours after wreck

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 09:10 AM CST

A pickup driver, whose vehicle overturned into a water filled ditch, may have been trapped for hours before being discovered just before 7 a.

Daily Planner: November 22

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: November 23

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Events CHICO INDOOR FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. Donations of recyclable cans and plastic bottles accepted Saturdays and Sundays, through November.

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

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

HIT — It's only wise that disc golf supporters pursue a referendum on the council's narrow-minded decision Tuesday.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: Guest speaker Jacob Kliebe will share about his involvement with ministry in East Africa since 2005; 6 p.

Honkers go bonkers on ground, make title tilt

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 02:18 AM CST

WILLOWS — Jim Ward now knows something his players knew all along. The first-year head coach at Willows High said he didn't know in the beginning if the Honkers could make it to the Northern Section Division III championship game.

Land grant opportunities available

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

Land funding opportunities exist for property owners, and public workshops will be held about land-related topics.

Letter: Downtown Chico losing its luster

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

I continue to be concerned about our downtown. I work there. The relentless meter maids (wearing dark "Southern-style" sheriff sunglasses) write $20 tickets if you forget to put a dime in the meter.

Letter: Supervisors don't even bother to ask

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Your editorial on Lookout Point was right on. Everyone should read it and let the county supervisor know how they feel about closing Lookout Point during the night.

Letter: The sustainable thing to do

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Now in my 80th year, I have decided to contribute to sustainability by not having any more children. — Stephen T.

Letter: Thieves learn from politicians

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Your headline stories on Nov. 15, "State takes city money" and the next story on the front page, "Thieves take children's toys" reminds me of a research paper I read while attending Purdue University about 50 years ago.

Letter: Thoroughfare a hazard to senior citizens

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

The dog park, Lookout Point and the pedestrian tunnel are noteworthy projects because they draw interest to segments of our community which are areas of concern needing attention and care.

Local Briefs

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

Park Commission meeting rescheduled CHICO — Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission meeting scheduled for the end of November has been rescheduled.

Local Roundup: Wildcats' season ends with loss to Coyotes

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 02:18 AM CST

The Chico State women's volleyball team saw its season come to an end in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Pacific Regionals on Friday night in a three-game sweep by host and top-ranked Cal State San Bernardino, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21.

Local gardening projects sprout

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:29 AM CST

A little patch of earth tucked between the green lawn behind the Dorothy F. Johnson Center and the building that is a community center for the Chapman neighborhood will soon get spruced up by neighbors in a project that is part of a small but

Natural Wonders: Earth is resilient, despite man's grab for gold

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

When it comes to invasion of the environment, the quest for gold is a human pursuit that destroys habitat, alters landscapes and obliterates conservation efforts.

No. 1 Bobcats thump Enterprise to reach final

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 02:18 AM CST

PARADISE — With redemption on the minds of the Paradise High football team dating back to spring practice in May, the Bobcats came within one step of completing their revenge season after defeating Enterprise 42-21 in Friday night's Northern

Oroville church caught in economic crunch

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Like other churches in economically deprived areas, The Father's House has been slammed by decreased donations.

Police announce citizen's academy

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

CHICO — Applications are being taken for the next Chico Police Department Citizen's Academy, a popular 16-week program designed to familiarize citizens with law enforcement in Chico.

Police identify 3 unlicensed drivers in Gridley accident

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Three unlicensed drivers were identified by the California Highway Patrol in a Gridley accident that sounded like a bumper car crash.

Police identify three unlicensed drivers in Gridley accident

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

GRIDLEY -- Three unlicensed drivers were identified by the California Highway Patrol in a Gridley accident that sounded like a bumper car crash.

Post-fire rebuilders in Concow may get break

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

OROVILLE — People trying to make their burned-out homes in the Concow area legal may get a break in how they must pay fees, and individuals who already have a "non-building permit" for an agricultural structure have forever to use them.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

Ridge couple to serve as missionaries PARADISE — Dr. Wally and Diane Sonntag have accepted a call to serve as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Salt Lake City, Temple Square Mission.

Saving Glenn: Supervisor says disincorporate Willows, Orland

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:29 AM CST

ORLAND -- Amid increasingly gloomy economic forecasts, a Glenn County supervisor pitched a radical idea to save the county from dire straits: disincorporate the cities of Willows and Orland.

Senior Planner

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

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

Sidelines: Johnson named regional's best

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 02:18 AM CST

Oberlin College sophomore Joanna Johnson, a Chico High grad, was named as the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Runner of the Year, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches announced on Wednesday.

Some ridge residents upset over Del Oro water rate hike

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:28 AM CST

PARADISE — Some Lime Saddle district customers are upset with Del Oro Water Co., saying the firm is mismanaged and overpriced, as they face a water rate increase of as much as 30 percent.

Special holiday decorations are home again

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 12:29 AM CST

CHICO -- It was literally Christmas in November Thursday for Debbie Verdon, who learned that holiday decorations made by her daughters survived a Sept.

Friday, November 21, 2008

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5.0 quake hits south of Calexico

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 03:18 PM CST

CALEXICO — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit at 11:23 a.m. today, just over the border in Mexico. The U.

Burglary charge dropped in double-homicide case

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

QUINCY — At a recent hearing in Quincy, a Plumas County judge dismissed a burglary charge against double-homicide suspect Reyes Carrillo-Garcia, but maintained a special circumstance allegation related to murder charges.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Morgan Jason Sanborn The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Morgan Jason Sanborn for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, grand theft, theft from

Camy playing key role in Shasta resurgence

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

When Will Camy decided to go green last year, there was no certainty how it would work out considering he joined the Shasta College football team after his freshman year playing baseball at Wagner College in New York was cut short with an injury.

Coalition looking at ways to fund alcohol enforcement

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — High school groups concerned about underage drinking are considering a number of ways to fund local law enforcement positions dedicated to regulating businesses that sell alcohol.

Columnists' opinions disgusting

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

I am so tired of Kathryn Lopez spewing hate in her ranting columns. She was at it again twisting an interview I watched on "HardBall" with Rep.

Daily Planner

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Today Events HUNGER BANQUET: 6-9 p.m. Butte College hosts Oxfam America's Hunger Banquet to raise awareness of the global food crisis and experience a meal as a low, middle and upper income global citizen.

Disc golf supporters mulling referendum of council's action

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Disc golf supporters are exploring the idea of a referendum to reverse the City Council's decision earlier this week to remove disc golf from upper Bidwell Park.

Downtown businesses may back off on support of narrowing streets

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Members of Chico's downtown business community may back off on their support of plans to narrow downtown's two main streets.

Drought a reality for California

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

DURHAM -- Drought. That's the reality for California. With more groundwater monitoring over the past decade in Butte County, the readings for wells are showing that water levels in some areas have dropped near levels that occurred in the early

Feather Falls builds fire break

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

FEATHER FALLS -- With the ash and blackened trees from the Craig Fire still present in Feather Falls, the community is moving forward with projects to reduce the threat of future wildfires.

Housing slump a bust for builder: Andrew Meghdadi files for bankruptcy

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

CHICO -- Citing a housing slump, longtime local builder Andrew Meghdadi has filed for bankruptcy. Meghdadi said Thursday the housing market is the lowest he's seen in his 17 years of building in the local area.

Land near airport may be placed in 'constrained' category

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Land planned for an expansion of non-aviation industry at the Chico Municipal Airport is now off the table, as well as hundreds of acres previously earmarked for residential and industrial growth.

Letter writer should study history

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

I found it interesting to read a letter to the E-R claiming the Great Depression began under FDR. In fact, when Franklin Roosevelt was first inaugurated in March 1933 the unemployment rate was 24 percent and wage levels had dropped dramatically.

Letter: City shouldn't be playing in the mud

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Our city, state and nation are in big-time debt. Chico, now, decides to build the Eaton Avenue interchange at the crossroads of East, Wildwood and Manzanita — the entrance to the crown jewel of upper Bidwell Park, with winter upon us.

Letter: Community effort for schools inspiring

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

With every fundraiser there are volunteers working behind the scenes helping make things run smoothly.

Letter: Don't go down with the company

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Your Nov. 17 editorial on the auto bailout stated, "Maybe the troubled companies should declare bankruptcy and shed themselves of those legacy costs before seeking handouts.

Letter: Driving less is good for you — and U.S.

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

One cannot help notice that gas prices are now half of what they were just a few months ago. Most of us changed our driving habits in response to those high prices, by walking, bicycling or otherwise conserving, and we survived the adjustment.

Letter: Electric railway would change nation

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

There has been a concerted effort recently to go green in this country. This is a last a ray of hope for a better future.

Letter: Evil ones must be hard to identify

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Regarding Angela Garcia's letter you headed "Marriage not ours to redefine": Oh for pity's sake, Angela Garcia, take that Christian high-horse you're on and ride off into the sunset.

Letter: Give a little, help a lot

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

In regards to "Tolerance of panhandlers goes too far," I carry a bunch of $1 bills in my wallet. When I come across someone downtown asking for money I give them a dollar.

Letter: Grocery prices stay suspiciously high

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Grocery prices keep going up while gas prices are plummeting. I thought the grocers told us that food prices were tied to gas prices.

Letter: Hatred cuts both ways

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

In a recent letter, George Hoag opines he is troubled by the "visceral hatred" directed toward President Bush and wonders "where is the rationale for this unadulterated loathing?

Letter: How did Herger to that?

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Your Sunday editorial prompted me to write this letter. I, like many others, am still scratching my head and am mystified as to how Wally Herger pulled it off and got re-elected.

Letter: Learn from Europeans' mistakes

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Those who opposed Proposition 8 need to consider the dire consequences that are occurring in Europe where nine countries grant marital rights to homosexuals.

Letter: Let's solve our problems first

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Our current economic troubles can improve by changing policies. Our economy grows up from Main Street; it doesn't trickle down from Wall Street.

Letter: Limbaugh a sore loser

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Looking back on the events of Nov. 4, it seems that almost everyone considered John McCain's concession speech exemplary in all respects.

Letter: No hate in Proposition 8

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

The other side of Proposition 8, those advocating for it, did not do so out of hate, nor were we attempting to deny anyone their constitutional rights.

Letter: Prescription drugs a growing problem

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

In reference to your Nov. 13 article: Bernard Vigallon is living on some other planet if he really believes the recently uncovered abuse of prescription drugs at a Chico high school is an "anomaly.

Letter: The rest of the penguin story

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

Since challenges to the controversial book "And Tango Makes Three" are denied,parents should get factual books and discuss the true life of penguins with children instead.

Letter: Well-rounded students becoming scarce

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

It was so disheartening reading the article about funding cuts to local school music programs. While this is nothing new, it reminds us where of where we place our priorities.

Letter: What constitutes a sweep?

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

On the Nov. 10 E-R front page, the headline said, "Proposition 8 protests sweep over state" (See 4B).

Local Roundup: Wildcat volleyball beats Sonoma, gets to regional semifinals

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

Gillian Heydorff knocked down 16 kills and added 15 digs as the fifth-seeded Chico State women's volleyball team eliminated No.

Money borrowed for Salem Street parking structure to be paid off

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Paying off money borrowed for downtown Chico's existing parking structure will free up funds for other parking improvements, officials said.

Pakistan protests to U.S. over deep missile strike

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan protested to the U.S. ambassador Thursday over a deep cross-border missile strike, and a militant group threatened to target foreigners unless the attacks stop.

Prep Football Previews: Paradise and Enterprise tangle again

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:02 AM CST

All four local teams playing this week in the Northern Section football playoffs got to rest last week and all will also have to stave off upset attempts.

Ratekin, Rodgers are Butte's QB revolving door

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

Courtesy of the Butte College football team, a fantastic opportunity came up this week for those who enjoy a good waste of breath.

Secure Horizons is back, but its Medicare plans are different

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Secure Horizons is back, offering Medicare health plans to local residents, but what's being offered today is much different than a decade ago, when the company's HMO was a popular item among seniors.

Sow There: Slowing down in the garden; gearing up for holidays

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

The reality is that for most of us, this Christmas will be different. Fewer children will be getting Xbox 360 or Wii, or whatever the newest and coolest of electronic games is this year.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Immediate stop to fish stocking in California still a possibility

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

No progress has been made this week in the lawsuit filed by Stanford law students on behalf of Pacific Rivers Council and Center for Biological Diversity to halt all fish stocking in California, pending the completion of a statewide environmental

Title game next: Hamilton beats Durham in semifinals

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:03 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — The Hamilton High volleyball team is going to the Northern Section Division V title game and the Braves did it with the help of keyboards, cameras and video editing software.

Want to attend Chico State next fall? Enrollment may be cut off Nov. 30

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Students who want to attend Chico State University in the fall should hustle to get their applications in by the end of this month.

Weeks Roses topic of meeting

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:39 AM CST

CHICO -- The Butte Rose Society will present its monthly program meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Chico library, East 1st and Sherman avenues.

Wildcat women rally, win first game

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 03:02 AM CST

CHICO — With a new-look roster out to defend a conference title and burdened with the task of following up the program's winningest season ever, the Chico State women's basketball team needed to find its leader.

Willows man shoots himself in head during party

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 02:10 AM CST

WILLOWS — A local man shot himself in the head during a party Wednesday night in the 1100 block of Southgate Drive.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Art briefs

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Art center offers gift show PARADISE -- The Paradise Art Center's third annual "Affordable Art & Gift Show" runs through Dec.

Art feature: Clifford Nolan Bailey shows prints at Chico Paper Company

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

CHICO -- "It's a very universally alive passion that people have for music," said Los Angeles artist Clifford Nolan Bailey.

Biblio File: Diplomat's wife remembers a European childhood

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Chico resident Helga Ruge, born in Wiesbaden, Germany, is the author of the memoir "Flashbacks of a Diplomat's Wife" and a fictional story, "Wither the Promised Land.

Big Three rescue stalls in Senate

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic Congress, unwilling or unable to approve a $25 billion bailout for Detroit's Big Three, appears ready to punt the automakers' fate to a lame-duck Republican president.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Nov. 20, 2008

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

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: Metro Station

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

The rapidly rising young Hollywood-based electro-pop/rock quartet Metro Station will play at 6:30 p.m.

Calendar highlight: Oso

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Rock/folk band Oso will play at 8 p.m. Friday at Cafe Coda, 265 Humboldt Ave., in Chico. Bear Hunter, Belles and Whistles, and Mountain Animal Hospital will also perform during the night.

California Supreme Court to take up gay marriage ban

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but refused to allow gay couples to resume marrying before it rules.

Capay man sentenced for committing sexual acts on a 12-year-old girl

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

WILLOWS — A man prosecutors identified as a teacher retired from the Chico Unified School District entered a plea of no contest to committing sexual acts on a child and was found guilty Nov.

Charter school proposes to take out loan for improvements

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

CHICO — Chico Country Day School is lining up to take out a big loan to improve its facilities — as much as $3.

Charter school to take out loan for improvements

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:12 AM CST

CHICO -- Chico Country Day School is lining up to take out a big loan to improve its facilities — as much as $3.

Cover story: 'Annie' brings family fun to Chico Theater Company

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

CHICO -- Leapin' lizards! The Chico Theater Company has out done itself with its production of "Annie," one of the best-loved musicals of all time.

Daily Planner: November 20

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

Events BERRY CREEK FIRE SAFE COUNCIL: 6 p.m. meeting at Fire Station No. 61. 877-0984. Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.

Daily Planner: November 21

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

Events HUNGER BANQUET: 6-9 p.m. Butte College hosts Oxfam America's Hunger Banquet to raise awareness of the global food crisis and experience a meal as a low, middle and upper income global citizen.

Editorial: Citizens tossed from city park

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

Our view: Four councilors couldn't forge a compromise on disc golf, but kicking hundreds of people out of the park won't work.

Entertainment calendar for Nov. 20-26

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Thursday, NOV. 20 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFE CODA: The Shimmies, Blue Cranes, Samvega, Zach Zeller. 8 p.m.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Quantum of Solace' doesn't touch 'Casino Royale'

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

"Quantum of Solace" stars Daniel Craig in his second adventure as Agent 007 -- this time taking on a corporation head that plans to hold Bolivia's water hostage.

Highway 149: a reason to celebrate

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Local and state officials and community members gathered in a field bordered by arms of Highways 99 and 70 on Wednesday to celebrate completion of the Highway 149 project.

Horses: accidental victims of tough times

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Economic despair was brought to a new reality Wednesday, when NorCal Equine Rescue sponsored a free euthanasia clinic for horses.

InnerView: For Heather Lyon, bookstore is more than just business

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

CHICO — This month, Heather Lyon celebrates the fifth anniversary of her brainchild, Lyon Books and Learning Center, in downtown Chico.

Intersection improvements don't hinge on new store

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

CHICO -- Plans to improve a busy shopping area intersection are still on course despite uncertainty over a nearby sporting goods store.

Judge cuts seven years from gunman's sentence

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:12 AM CST

OROVILLE — A man convicted of killing an Oroville woman during a violent neighborhood quarrel had seven years cut from his prison sentence Wednesday.

Judge cuts time from gunman's sentence

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:12 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A man convicted of killing an Oroville woman during a violent neighborhood quarrel had seven years cut from his prison sentence Wednesday.

Letter: Education cuts will make economy worse

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

Our state stands at a crossroad. Our choices over the next few years will either lead our economy to a brighter future or to the darkness of another depression.

Letter: New taxes could discourage obesity

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

I believe most of the flavored and colored water that line the aisles in stores should be taxed heavily.

Letter: Take country back from corporations

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

George Hoag's recent letter, "This won't be pretty," blames our financial crisis on the Democrats, with the Bush administration in a supporting role.

Local Briefs

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

CUSD seeks ideas on three-year school calendar CHICO — Chico Unified School District, in its final year of a three-year calendar, will need to develop a new one to best meet the needs of students for the next three years.

Music review: 'Big Band Broadcast' creates memorable night

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

PARADISE -- What is your most marked characteristic?"Intensity," states Holly Larocque in her artist's profile.

Music review: North State Symphony thoroughly informs, entertains

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

CHICO -- The North State Symphony Orchestra presented "A Comedy, A Classic, A Cry from the Heart" to a packed crowd on Saturday at Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium.

Music review: Side Street Strutters Jazz Band shines at State Theater

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

OROVILLE -- The Oroville Community Concert Association welcomed the Side Street Strutters Jazz Band on Nov.

New Hamilton City school board to hold first meeting

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY -- A victorious volleyball game wasn't the only excitement at Hamilton High School Tuesday night.

North State Voices: From afar, I watch the world celebrate

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:23 PM CST

Election Day: Bariloche, Argentina. Twenty travelers from around the world are crammed into the tiny sitting room of the hostel, armed with chips, wine and beer to watch the election results on CNN.

Off-road drivers have new ally in supervisors

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Off-road driving enthusiasts have a new ally in their struggle to keep National Forest roads open to them.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Early decision change proves right for Carrillo

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 12:40 AM CST

Good thing Fredy Carrillo didn't go with his first reaction, otherwise he wouldn't be headed to the CIF State Cross Country Championships next week.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Hall has Trojans ready for Braves

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 12:40 AM CST

This is all familiar territory for Durham High's Cora Hall. She's been to the semifinals of the Northern Section volleyball brackets before, but is hoping to advance to an unfamiliar place: the section title game.

Ridge charter school parents want to add grades

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

PARADISE -- Parents of Achieve Charter students packed the Paradise Unified School District school board meeting Tuesday night to advocate for an expansion to add seventh and eighth grades.

Ridge man gets life in prison for attempted murder

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Paradise resident Stuart Dent was sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder Wednesday, despite attempts to withdraw from his plea bargain agreement and get "what was promised" to him.

Rural road north of Chico closed due to spill

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 08:28 PM CST

NORD — Hamilton Nord Cana Highway will be closed at Highway 99 until approximately 8 p.m. due to the spill of an unknown substance.

School time

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

Events Hamilton Union High School FFA students will compete today in North Valley Sectionals at Colusa High School.

The Nosebleed Section: Getting cut is part of life and sports

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 12:40 AM CST

Making the team is half the battle in prep sports and this is the time of year where a lot of kids are sweating it out, wondering if they were good enough to make the basketball teams.

Theater briefs

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Birdcage's 'Husband Whisperer' opens Friday OROVILLE -- "The Husband Whisperer," by Lori Kennedy and Anne Wycoff, opens Friday at the Birdcage Theatre.

Two arrested in multi-agency pot bust in Gridley

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Two people were arrested on suspicion of marijuana cultivation and sales Wednesday as agents from several state and local law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on their Farris Road home.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:24 PM CST

The shelter's information number is 343-7917. Details about shelter activities can be obtained, or callers can leave a message.

Willie Nelson set to play in Chico

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 07:06 PM CST

Willie Nelson will be coming to Chico in January, courtesy of Chico Performances. He will perform at 7:30 p.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Big 3 carmakers plead for $25 billion

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Detroit's Big Three automakers pleaded with a reluctant Congress Tuesday for a $25 billion lifeline to save the once-proud titans of U.

Bulldog of an effort propels Hamilton win

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 02:30 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — The top-seeded Hamilton High volleyball team rolled past No. 8 Mercy Tuesday night, a match that the seedings and records said should have gone the Braves' way.

Butte now nation's No. 3

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 02:17 AM CST

With Saturday's Northern California championship game on the horizon, the Butte College football team will head down to Fresno County for the title matchup against Reedley this week as the third-ranked team in the JCGridwire.

Chico farm-supply store robbed at gun point

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 06:23 PM CST

CHICO — The owner of a farm-supply store in south Chico was robbed at gun point this afternoon.

Community Roundup: Blazin Heat win two in Sacramento tournament

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 02:35 AM CST

The Chico Blazin Heat 13U team went 2-1 in a tournament in Sacramento. They defeated the Sacramento Heat 58-25.

Council decides to oust disc golf

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 01:24 AM CST

CHICO — In a decision that was answered by angry shouts and retorts from a packed chamber and ante rooms, the City Council tonight voted to remove disc golf from upper Bidwell Park.

Daily Planner: November 19

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

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: November 20

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Events BERRY CREEK FIRE SAFE COUNCIL: 6 p.m. meeting at Fire Station No. 61. 877-0984. Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.

Disc golf cast from upper park

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 02:06 AM CST

In a decision that was answered by angry shouts and retorts from a packed chamber and ante rooms, the City Council Tuesday night voted to remove disc golf from a long-established site in upper Bidwell Park.

Editorial: Chico growth a flexible plan

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Our view: Don't read too much into the City Council's selection of preferred growth areas for Chico. Plans change.

Flood map could have huge cost

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:26 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Federal regulations and governmental maneuvering to avoid future liability could cost Butte County millions of dollars or suddenly plop Chico, Biggs and Gridley into the middle of a flood plain.

Glenn County hospital officials initiate steps toward new facility

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:26 AM CST

WILLOWS — A growing population and an aging building that needs earthquake retrofitting prompted Glenn Medical Center officials to take initial steps Tuesday toward constructing a new hospital.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:26 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office: Luis Angel Urrutia Jr. The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Luis Angel Urrutia Jr.

Herger swamped with requests for Inauguration Day tickets

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:26 AM CST

WASHINGTON — Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, watched snowflakes falling outside his office window Tuesday and talked about how cold it's likely to be on Inauguration Day, Jan.

Knight scores IFBA's North American title in first major fight

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 02:17 AM CST

FRIANT — Ava Knight scored an eight-round unanimous decision over Kaliesha West on Tuesday night at the Table Mountain Casino in the heart of Fresno County to claim the IFBA North American Bantamweight title.

Letter: Chico police deserve our thanks

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

As I reflected over the week of Veterans Day, honoring our brave men and women who have died for our country, who have and are protecting our freedom, who have and are sacrificing so much to keep us safe, I can't help but think of the Chico Police

Letter: Help available for behavioral health

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

As the holiday season approaches, I remember where I spent last Thanksgiving. My goal is to offer encouragement to others who've been abused.

Letter: Smoke-free environment would be better

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Downtown Chico's Thursday Night Market remains a popular summertime attraction, and with good reason.

Letter: Taxpayers need the bailout

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Recently my sink plugged up. I was frantic; I don't do plumbing — and didn't possess financial resources to call a professional.

Local Roundup: Chico High volletball gets ousted

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 02:17 AM CST

The Chico High girls volleyball team's bid for a playoff semifinal upset against Foothill, the top seed in the Northern Section Division II playoffs, fell short in 25-19, 26-24, 19-25, 26-24 road loss Tuesday night.

Local briefs

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:26 AM CST

Man arrested on drug charges FOREST RANCH — A Forest Ranch resident was arrested on drug charges Tuesday morning, following an investigation by the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force.

Lookout for fog

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 09:45 AM CST

Motorists headed south need to be on the lookout for fog. The National Weather Service says patchy fog, mostly south of Chico, can be expected both this morning and this evening.

Mandarins will be in short supply this year

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 02:36 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Mandarins will be in short supply this year, with local farmers facing a dramatic decrease in the amount of fruit their trees are bearing.

Schwarzenegger opens climate change summit with Obama

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opened his international climate change summit on Tuesday by upstaging himself with an even bigger political star — President-elect Barack Obama.

Sidelines: Rattlers sign-ups begin next week

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 02:17 AM CST

Oroville Rattlers wrestling sign-ups have been scheduled for two dates next week and also the first week of December.

Starving Student: A smile, and a mess of delicious food

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:26 AM CST

CHICO By human nature, we all come to expect only what we've seen before. We tend to believe that history will repeat itself, which is why most people can either completely fall in love with or vow to boycott a restaurant based on just one trip.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: One man's passion for baking results in extraordinary bread

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:25 AM CST

Glorious fall weather makes it even more enticing to ferret out your Thanksgiving supplies from the farmers market.

Torres Shelter appeals for funds

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:26 AM CST

CHICO — Directors of the Torres Shelter, which serves the homeless, will send out an appeal for funds to 10,000 homes in Chico next week.

Unidentified man robs farm supply store at gunpoint

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 12:26 AM CST

CHICO — An unidentified man stole an unknown amount of cash from a farm supply store in south Chico at gunpoint Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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All fixed: Stony Gorge Dam retrofit project finishes year ahead of schedule

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:44 AM CST

ELK CREEK -- A major earthquake-safety project to strengthen Stony Gorge Dam near Elk Creek was completed recently -- nearly a year early and costing close to $1 million more than estimated.

Brown, McClintock head to Washington for orientation

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:44 AM CST

WASHINGTON — With no clear winner declared in the 4th Congressional District race, both candidates are in Washington, D.

Campus clips

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:44 AM CST

Hunger banquet In honor of International Education Week, Butte College's Associated Students will host "A Hunger Banquet" to raise awareness of poverty in the world, 6-9 p.

Chico High buildings could affect neighborhood

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:44 AM CST

CHICO — Plans to build a couple of two-story buildings at Chico High School could have significant impact on the surrounding neighborhood, especially along West Sacramento Avenue where they are planned.

Chico State runner Bauhs will turn pro

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — Chico State distance runner Scott Bauhs announced his intentions to forgo his senior track season to turn pro at a press conference Monday in the Acker Gym lobby.

Citigroup to shed another 53,000 jobs

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup Inc. is shedding approximately 53,000 more employees in the coming quarters as the banking giant struggles to steady itself after suffering massive losses from deteriorating debt.

Civil code called best weapon against pot growers

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:44 AM CST

DURHAM — How do you deal with a behavior that is legal, but can fill a neighborhood with foul odors and, in other jurisdictions, has spawned armed robberies and filled quiet residential areas with gunfire?

Council picks preferred growth areas; No expansion into agriculture land; areas to the north and southeast identified

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 02:06 AM CST

CHICO — City councilors Monday night turned down potential growth areas that would see the city expand onto agriculture land, instead identifying areas to the north and southeast of the city as possible places to grow.

Daily Planner: November 18

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: November 19

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

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.

Driver pulled from burning car; signal he hit will be out a week

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 04:42 PM CST

CHICO — A passing motorist and a Chico police officer rescued a local man found unconscious in his burning vehicle after it hit a traffic signal pole at Park and East Park avenues early this morning.

Driver pulled out of burning car: Traffic signal he hit will be out a week

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:44 AM CST

CHICO -- A passing motorist and a Chico police officer rescued a local man found unconscious in his burning vehicle after it hit a traffic signal pole at Park and East Park avenues early Monday morning.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Butte Creek prevails over Canyon Oaks

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:31 AM CST

The 12-man team representing Butte Creek CC was able to hang on to a substantial first-day lead and take the inaugural 12-man, match play title against Canyon Oaks.

Editorial: Approve, manage disc golf courses

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

Our view: The city has let the disc golf controversy linger far too long. The council should approve the Park Commission's compromise.

Groups

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

Marysville woman to speak to DAR OROVILLE — Member Diane Reimers of Marysville will lead the program during a meeting Friday of Feather River chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution on Friday at the Greater Oroville Family Resource

Letter: Dance challenge an exciting event

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

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

Letter: Hang on to your wallets

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

There is an old saying if you do not know history you will be condemned to repeat it. In 1929 the stock market crashed.

Letter: No need to be alarmed

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

A faculty member of Chico State University wrote to the E-R (Oct. 29) expressing her fear that "this great country is headed down the dangerous road to socialism," presumably under "Barack Hussein Obama and his cronies.

Letter: Students learn on Veterans Day

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

Thank you to ACE-Life Academy at Pleasant Valley High School for its Veterans Day program. The video presentations and the speeches by the veterans were very moving.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:44 AM CST

Armed man attempts to rob Paradise supermarket PARADISE — A 28-year old man armed with a knife was arrested Sunday at the Save Mart Supermarket on Clark Road after he reportedly tried to steal liquor and became combative with store employees,

Shooting suspect to withdraw no-contest plea

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:44 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Paradise man accused of attempted murder plans to withdraw his no-contest plea and seek a trial during his sentencing and probation hearing Wednesday.

Sidelines: Thunderhill hosts endurance race

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

More than 80 race teams are expected for the seventh running of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill taking place Dec.

Stipanov in ninth on first day of state meet

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 12:30 AM CST

Butte College golfer Michelle Stipanov shot an 8-over-par 80 Monday in the first round of the California community college state championships.

Woman arrested after barricading herself in bathroom

Posted: 18 Nov 2008 02:09 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — A woman from Willows was arrested Sunday after a Glenn County deputy had to pull her from the bathroom of a stranger's home.

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Blog Log

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

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

Burlington, Vt. is healthiest city in U.S.

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

What's the healthiest city in America? It appears to be Burlington, Vt. Vermont's largest city is tops among U.

Butte's bowl game slated in Reedley

Posted: 16 Nov 2008 11:31 PM CST

The Butte College football team will have to travel south about four hours Saturday when the Roadrunners will play Reedley College in the State Center Bowl at 1 p.

CUSD board to discuss charter school improvements

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

CHICO — When the Chico Unified School District board of trustees meets Wednesday, it will hear an update on modernization and improvement projects being planned by Chico Country Day School, a charter school the district oversees.

Daily Planner: November 17

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:35 AM CST

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.

Disc golf spotlighted in upcoming discussion

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

CHICO — The final review of the Bidwell Park master management plan, with its controversial disc golf course addendum, will begin with Tuesday's City Council meeting to review both the environmental impact report and the updated plan.

Editorial: No blank check for automakers

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

Our view: The industry needs aid, but should strapped taxpayers have to pay for bad pension and health care decisions made years ago?

Growth plan to be decided by council

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

CHICO — City Councilors on Monday will make choices influencing how Chico will grow in the future.

Letter: Blame governor for end of program

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

Regarding Jack Nelson's Nov. 8 letter, "Taxpayers rooked By legislators": As someone who also benefited from the Homeowner and Renter Tax Assistance Program, I am also outraged that it was eliminated from the 2008-2009 California budget.

Letter: Disc golf is destructive

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

Let's face it folks — disc golf is not taking a stroll with a Frisbee. With an arborist report documenting 341 blue oaks with damage from these heavier discs thrown at high speeds and long distances, and the compaction of shallow soils under

Letter: Intolerance works both ways

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

For the last several months I have been accused of dishonesty, hatred and bigotry. The accusation wasn't personal, I'm sure, as it was aimed at everyone favoring Proposition 8.

Letter: Remember Pearl Harbor by staying alert

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

My purpose in writing is to call attention to the fact that Dec. 7 will mark the 67th anniversary of the battle of Pearl Harbor.

Life arises anew

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 02:22 AM CST

Signs of life are beginning to peek out and be seen in the Humboldt Fire charred earth along the Skyway, below Paradise.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

Last evening Christmas basket sign-up today CHICO — The Salvation Army will have its last evening sign-up for Christmas basket applications 6-7 p.

News from our past

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago '16.7 percent pay hike given CSU president' The salary of Chico State .

On Foot: Fate of fallen trees decided on case-by-case basis

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 02:46 AM CST

CHICO — It had been a while since Thomas and I had roamed the wilder part of Bidwell Park. Nov.

Pakistan militants block supply line

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Container trucks and oil tankers bound for U.S and NATO troops in Afghanistan have suspended deliveries after militant attacks prompted Pakistan to block a major supply line, highlighting the vulnerability of the

Saint Martin's leaves Wildcats with defeat

Posted: 16 Nov 2008 11:31 PM CST

The Chico State men's basketball team fell behind by 21 points at halftime in falling to Saint Martin's 86-69 Sunday at the Elgin Baylor Tip-Off Classic in Seattle.

Showdown looming on auto industry bailout

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:34 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hardline opponents of an auto industry bailout branded the industry a "dinosaur" whose "day of reckoning" is near, while Democrats pledged Sunday to do their best to get Detroit a slice of the $700 billion Wall Street rescue

Supervisors to consider permit installment payments

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

OROVILLE — Traditionally a person has had to pay all the required fees at the time he or she applies for a building permit.

Tractor driver rear-ended, suffers major injuries

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

LOMA RICA — A 57-year-old man driving a tractor suffered major injuries after a pickup truck rear-ended him on Loma Rica Road south of Kimberly Road Saturday.

Two Yuba City men killed in car crash Sunday morning

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

YUBA CITY — Two 20-year-old men from Yuba City were killed when the vehicle they were riding in was broadsided at 6 a.

Volunteers, biologists plant seeds of knowledge for Chico High students

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 12:36 AM CST

CHICO — Students found cutting branches, stripping seeds and digging up plants in Bidwell Park Friday morning had permission to do so — as well as encouragement and help.

Wildcats garner spot in regional volleyball field

Posted: 16 Nov 2008 11:31 PM CST

The Chico State women's volleyball team was given the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Division II West Regional field, which starts Thursday in San Bernardino.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

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Butte crews on way to Santa Barbara fire

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 01:39 PM CST

OROVILLE — A strike team of five engines has left Butte County, headed for a wildland fire that broke out near Santa Barbara Thursday night and has already destroyed at least 100 homes.

Local Roundup: CHS girls win NSCIF cross country title

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 06:58 AM CST

The Chico High girls won the overall and Division II titles Thursday at the Northern Section Cross Country Championships in Cottonwood.

Panthers survive Paradise rally, advance in Division II

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 06:58 AM CST

CHICO — What seemed like a volleyball match destined to be a blowout Thursday night instead turned into one of the most riveting matches of the year.

Prep Football Preview: Panthers head to Lassen to open playoffs

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 06:58 AM CST

CHICO — Coach Jason Alvistur said Wednesday that this isn't the same Chico High football team that made the trip to Susanville on Aug.

Sidelines: Towne, Bauhs get top CCAA honors

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 06:58 AM CST

Gary Towne, who guided the Chico State men's and women's cross country teams to the 2008 NCAA Division II West Regional Championships title last weekend, was twice honored as this year's West Region's Coach of the Year, it was announced by the U.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Environmental groups file suit to block fish stocking throughout state

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 06:58 AM CST

A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ordered the California Department of Fish and Game into talks with Pacific Rivers Council and the Center for Biological Diversity to develop interim measures to limit the impacts of fish stocking.

Friday, November 14, 2008

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Book in Common speaker talks about Pakistani schools

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — Education in Pakistan — the subject at the center of the community's proclaimed book in common — was the center of a talk by Chico State University guest speaker Amjad Noorani.

Briefs

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

Mobile home park fire suspicious OROVILLE — A small fire resulted in minor damages at an Oroville RV and mobile home park, though fire officials say the blaze is suspicious.

Butte's most wanted for Nov. 14

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Donnie Leroy Baker The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Donnie Leroy Baker for a felony warrant charging him with dissuading a witness with force including an

Cal Water will convert Chico to metered service

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — As water becomes a scarce commodity in the drought-stricken state, California Water Service is switching customers over to metered water service and instituting tiered water rates.

Charter wants to add middle school grades

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

PARADISE — Achieve Charter School may soon add a seventh and eighth grade. Although the Paradise Unified School District school board made no decision at its meeting this week, some teachers came to express opposition.

Chico Horticultural Society holds meetings

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

The next regular meeting of the Chico Horticultural Society will be Monday, Nov. 17, and the public is invited.

City leaders worry over state's RDA funding grab

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:54 PM CST

CHICO — The state will take almost $2 million from Chico's redevelopment funds, a hit city leaders said the Redevelopment Agency will be able to absorb this year.

Clues still elusive in homicide of Sacramento man

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

WILLOWS — Nearly three years after his body was found near a canal in Glenn County, the slaying of Sacramento resident Xochia Xiong, 55, remains a mystery and investigators have few leads to follow.

Congressman Herger fears Obama may nix trade pacts

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

WASHINGTON — Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, said this week he worries that when it comes to foreign trade, the new Obama administration will hold a "philosophy of protectionism.

Correction for Nov. 14

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

In Wednesday's edition on page 3C, Butte College's Michelle Stipanov was incorrectly credited with the record score for a Butte golfer.

Daily Planner: November 14

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

Events CITY PLAZA BAND CONCERT: 10 a.m. Visit and performance by Cal Berkeley Band, along with bands from Chico Country Day, Orland High and Chico Junior High schools, before the university band takes the stage at 11:30 a.

Editorial: Quit stacking deck on boards

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

Our view: Allowing each city councilor to choose one person for each board and commission makes more sense than the current system.

Four people die on county roads

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:54 PM CST

As many as four people died Thursday in Butte County traffic accidents, and a pedestrian hit by a car Wednesday night in Oroville has also died.

Group wants Dalai Lama to visit Chico

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — A group of local Buddhists hopes the Dalai Lama will visit Chico during 2010. The group of 10 or 12 people is soliciting letters of invitation they hope will convince the spiritual leader to visit here.

Jury finds defendant incompetent for fifth time

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

OROVILLE — A jury finding on Thursday that James Lee Mathews is mentally incompetent to stand trial is just the latest development in the bizarre legal saga for the Chico man.

Letter: Bigotry shouldn't be up for vote

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

We are disappointed in and disheartened by the 52 percent of California voters who on Nov. 4 said yes to bigotry, yes to discrimination and yes to second-class status for same-sex couples.

Letter: Marriage not ours to redefine

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

The Constitution of the United States does not define marriage. The Bible defines marriage. Marriage is not a right; it is a sacred union instituted by God, between a man and a woman, and representative of the relationship between Christ and His

Letter: Stewardship of park a critical issue

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

The Chico City Council will face a divided community Tuesday as its considers the proposed Bidwell Park master management plan.

Letter: Why all the fighting over disc golf?

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

There's nothing wrong with keeping disc golf in upper Bidwell Park. I've only headed over and played a couple of times, so I'm no expert, but common sense can be applied to most situations.

Man killed in north Chico crash

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 05:23 PM CST

CHICO — A Yuba County man was killed shortly before 1 p.m. when the compact pickup he was driving veered off Highway 99 south of Garner Lane and impacted two trees.

Paid training is just start at the CHP academy

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 04:32 AM CST

WEST SACRAMENTO -- The California Highway Patrol is hiring. Those are powerful words in this economy, and for those who make the grade, a career opportunity with good pay, excellent benefits and relative security may be just 27 weeks away.

Picture perfect

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:54 PM CST

Geoff Fricker, 89, was in lower Bidwell Park with his son Geoff taking some "Christmas card" pictures of the pretty fall colors Thursday afternoon.

Police report for Nov. 14

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

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

Prep Athlete of the Week: Atkins in tune with title goals

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 07:51 PM CST

Chico High freshman Kody Atkins might want to listen to Jason Aldean's "Amarillo Sky" on her way to Cottonwood today for the Northern Section Masters meet.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Orlando has Paradise ready for section run

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 07:51 PM CST

Dillon Orlando has lots of reasons to stay calm. His Paradise High football team gets this week off and when they go out and play next, the Bobcats will be playing at home as the top seed, one win away from the Northern Section Division I title game.

Sow There: Bed bugs — Don't let these hijackers into your house

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

My Auntie Jeanne came up to visit recently and we had a little pizza night at my sister's house. I don't get down to the Bay Area very often, and I rarely see my aunt.

Student arrested for alleged robbery

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — A Chico man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree robbery after allegedly assaulting another man and, along with others, stealing his wallet and cellular phone.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Community Roundup: Jaguar Midgets finish championship season 12-0

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 03:24 AM CST

Head coach Curtis Holder won his fourth championship in nine seasons as the Chico Midget Jaguars defeated Sutter 40-20 to finish 12-0.

Correction

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

An article Nov. 5 stated that the theft of tree or field crops exceeding 100 pounds is charged as a felony.

Daily Planner: November 12

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: November 13

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

Events COYOTE ART GALLERY, BUTTE COLLEGE: Noon-2 p.m. Reception for Sacramento artist John Stuart Berger.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office: Angel Luis Urrutia Jr. The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Angel Luis Urrutia Jr.

Hunger Banquet set at Butte

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

CHICO — Butte College will host Oxfam America's Hunger Banquet on Nov. 21 to raise awareness of the global food crisis.

Hwy. 70 reopens after fatal crash north of Marysville

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 10:37 AM CST

MARYSVILLE — After being closed for nearly two hours because of a head-on crash that killed one person and injured at least one more, Hwy.

Letter: 'Fragile' a foreign word to post office

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

Recently, I had to ship a package that had a very fragile item in it. I was very careful in how I packed it.

Letter: Can schools help feed the hungry?

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

At my place of Sunday worship (Second Baptist) we've received notice form the Jesus Center asking for food donations and personal care items.

Letter: Protect low-cost recreation in park

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

I can't believe the Chico City Council would even consider removing disc golf. The city and its residents are short on funds.

Letter: Strict water conservation the best option

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

"Vision for delta ..." (E-R, Oct. 18) is blind, just another bunch of words from groups of special interests.

Local Roundup: Stipanov qualifies for state

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:45 AM CST

Butte College's Michelle Stipanov set a Roadrunners record in the Northern Regional women's finals Tuesday at Lemoore Golf Club as part of a second-place effort that punches her ticket to the state championships.

Local briefs

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

'Gods of Nature' topic of lecture CHICO — Professor Sarah Pike will speak on "Corporate Youth Culture and the Gods of Nature" from 3-4:30 p.

Man in hassle with his neighbors accused of domestic violence

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

WILLOWS — A man police encountered several times Saturday in connection with a neighborhood dispute was later found with stab wounds to his arms, then arrested for alleged domestic violence.

Orland soldier awarded Bronze Star

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

ORLAND — An unsuspecting mother opened a package over the weekend, to find a formal citation, certificate and a case containing a Bronze Star medal recently awarded to her son.

Oroville man and his dog die in head-on crash

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

MARYSVILLE — An Oroville man and his dog died early Tuesday morning following a head-on crash south of Marysville that also left a Yuba City man with major injuries.

Plunge at pumps pleasing: Gas prices drop more than a dollar in past month

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 03:35 AM CST

CHICO -- For commuters like Nancy Valine, a recent drop in gas prices has come with a big savings. Valine, who commutes from Chico to her job in Oroville, said she was spending $200 a month in fuel.

Scouts, vets, essay winners join to remember Veterans Day in Durham

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

DURHAM — They came, young and old, veterans and civilians, healthy and infirm, to meet in the Durham Cemetery to celebrate Veterans Day 2008.

Sexual assault charges dismissed Monday have been re-filed

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

OROVILLE — Prosecutors re-filed sexual assault charges against a Chico man, after a judge had ordered the case dismissed on Monday over the failure to turn over certain videotaped evidence to the defense in a timely manner.

Sidelines: Archibald scores goals in Mexico

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:45 AM CST

Chico's Garth Archibald scored a goal and had an assist for the United States National Arena Soccer Team in a 7-6 shootout win over Peru last Thursday in the Torneo Internacional de Futbol Rapido Monterrey in Mexico.

Silicon Valley firm supports DigitalPath's rural direction

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

CHICO -- A Silicon Valley venture capital firm has invested an undisclosed amount in Chico-based wireless Internet and phone service provider DigitalPath.

Solemn ceremony honors Glenn County veterans

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

WILLOWS — Tuesday morning in Willows, dozens of veterans, their families and friends gathered for a solemn Veterans Day ceremony and the dedication of a new display at Memorial Hall.

Starving Student: Hello, Oasis and your two-for-one burger deal

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

CHICO — It's 5 p.m. on Monday. I'm being forced to take an unpaid vacation day on Tuesday and class is canceled, so that's all the more reason for me to pretend like I have an extra day to spend judging places on their food.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Oil discovered — Hand harvesting olives at Isern Family Orchard

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

CHICO — Start your day by rejoicing that you were clever enough to settle in Butte County, home of some of the finest olive oil in the world.

Tribute

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

Flags flutter in the breeze Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day as cars pass by them on the Skyway in Paradise.

Two former Butte County residents arrested in south-state drug case

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two former Butte County residents were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in a Southern California cocaine and marijuana ring.

Veterans Day: a time to tell, honor and remember

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

CHICO -- Memories and music colored the Veterans Day Celebration 2008 at the Chico Elks Lodge Tuesday.

Work Training Center's annual turkey dinner is Thursday

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 12:48 AM CST

CHICO — Work Training Center's annual tradition of serving a turkey dinner a few weeks before Thanksgiving will continue on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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A day to honor veterans: 90 years ago today, the guns fell silent

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:13 AM CST

It was 11 a.m. in Paris, and 1 a.m. locally, when 90 years ago today the guns fell silent on the war that was to end all wars, on the conflict that was called "the Great War," until another eclipsed it 13 years later.

Burnt-out residents settle into new home

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:14 AM CST

PARADISE -- Five months since the Humboldt Fire blazed through Butte County, the ashes have settled and some residents are getting back to the life they had before the fire.

Campus clips

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:13 AM CST

Here are short items about events at Chico State University and Butte College. Education for Pakistan A lecture on the current state of education in Pakistan will take place at 7:30 p.

Circuit City files for bankruptcy protection

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 03:34 PM CST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Circuit City Stores Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection today, heading into the busy holiday season hoping the move will help the nation's second-biggest electronics retailer survive.

Daily Planner: November 11

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:12 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: November 12

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:12 AM CST

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

Distributions of surplus government commodities begin today

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:13 AM CST

Distributions of surplus government commodities begin today in Gridley, and continues through next week.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Butte Creek women's club hosts guest day

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:27 AM CST

Taking first place in the Butte Creek CC Women's Golf Club Guest Day Tournament was the team of Elvie Blanchard, Clair Dalton, Irma Jenkins and Joye Smith with a two best-ball score of 134.

Editorial: Veterans deserve our gratitude

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:12 AM CST

In a recent conversation over their experiences in the Vietnam War, two veterans backtracked over the places they had served.

Letter: Community groups make a difference

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:12 AM CST

The Jesus Center wants to thank all who in our community helped us in the Love Chico Sunday and last month's Make a Difference Day.

Letter: Country still has long way to go

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:12 AM CST

What a sad commentary on the minds of Californians in the election booths on Tuesday are the results of Proposition 8 and Proposition 4.

Letter: Onward and upward

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:12 AM CST

Congratulations to all the Oroville City Council candidates. Their participation indicate they truly cared to make a difference to the city they live in.

Letter: Say a prayer for America

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:12 AM CST

It's always nice to get something new. I always liked that old saying. It meant I have got something I may have wanted.

Letter: Tootsie Roll drive a success

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:12 AM CST

The Knights of Columbus of Oroville Council 2603 would like to thank the City of Oroville, Work Training Center (Amy Brown's team), Las Plumas High School Key Club members (Dillen Koehler's team) and all the other volunteers who generously gave of

Local Roundup: Fegley leads PV to 11th at NorCal golf tourney

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:27 AM CST

The Pleasant Valley High girls golf team placed 11th out of 12 teams, finishing ahead of Shasta, in the NorCal Regional Championship on Monday at Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas.

Local briefs

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:13 AM CST

Free green waste drop off Friday, Saturday in Paradise PARADISE — A vegetative waste drive is scheduled for 9 a.

Man killed by train identified

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:46 AM CST

OROVILLE — The identity of a man who was struck and killed by a train in Oroville Saturday morning was released Monday.

Man suspected of threatening Willows officials

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:14 AM CST

WILLOWS — City officials investigating possible municipal code violations Friday in the 200 block of South Tehama Street said they were threatened by the property owner.

Oroville resident is victim of home-invasion robbery

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:13 AM CST

OROVILLE — An Oroville resident was the victim of a home-invasion robbery early Saturday morning.

Sidelines: Butte now fourth in national ranks

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:27 AM CST

The Butte College football team moved up to No. 4 in this week's JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 national junior college football rankings.

Taxi driver drug screenings ordered

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:14 AM CST

CHICO -- Companies seeking permits from the city for taxi cab and limousine drivers must now have them tested for controlled substances.

Tiles for the tunnel: Student artwork to decorate bike and

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 12:13 AM CST

CHICO -- Bugs, leaves, plants and animals took shape in a classroom at Chico Junior High School Monday, to be set in stone for future generations to enjoy.

Tiles for the tunnel: Student artwork to decorate bike and pedestrian passage

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 02:47 AM CST

CHICO -- Bugs, leaves, plants and animals took shape in a classroom at Chico Junior High School Monday, to be set in stone for future generations to enjoy.

Wall Street falls, unable to shake economic woes

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 03:32 PM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's initial enthusiasm about a $586 billion Chinese stimulus package fizzled today, as investors caved in to anxieties about how U.

Monday, November 10, 2008

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Blog Log

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: November 10

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:20 AM CST

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.

Enloe found not in compliance again

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21 AM CST

CHICO — For the second time in two years, Enloe Medicare Center has lost what's known as its "deemed status.

Falling for the season

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21 AM CST

Sunday's cool, sunny weather appealed to many people who decided to soak it in at Bidwell Park. Here, Mickey (left) and John Fitzgerald of Paradise take a stroll through lower park as fall made its presence known by the multi-colored

Gay marriage supporters continue protests

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:20 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Backlash to the passage of an anti-gay-marriage law continued to sweep across California on Sunday, with hundreds of protesters rallying outside an Orange County megachurch whose popular pastor brought Barack Obama and John

Letter: Love for Chico contagious

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:20 AM CST

A million thank yous could never be enough to say how very grateful we are for the love and friendship of Bidwell Presbyterian Church.

Letter: Scummy mailer warrants an apology

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:20 AM CST

A day before the election, I read a "hit piece" on Larry Wahl, who was running for re-election to the Chico City Council.

Letter: Sorority made party come alive

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:20 AM CST

Kudos and many thanks to the fine members of Chico State's Delta Sigma Theta sorority for sharing their youth, compassion, exuberance and love with the seniors at Riverside Convalescent Hospital.

Letter: This won't be pretty

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:20 AM CST

Now that the unthinkable has happened (a radical, leftist-socialist, with no appreciation for the America we grew up in, has been elected president), it is time to honestly reflect on how the Republicans, in general, and Bush, in particular,

Local Roundup: Gosney's 20 points lift Butte women in third-place game

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 11:52 PM CST

Ashley Gosney scored a game-high 20 points and the Butte College women's basketball team rolled to an 81-52 victory Sunday over Golden Valley Conference rival Feather River in the third-place game at the Consumnes River tournament in Sacramento.

Man charged in back-to-back burglary attempts

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21 AM CST

CHICO — After falling through the ceiling and setting off a jewelry store alarm, a would-be burglar managed to escape from police, only to get caught breaking into another business two hours later.

News from the past

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 50 years ago '... Glenn to Have Post Office Building' GLENN — After 100 years, this community will have a U.

Paloma slams Cuba coast, then weakens

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:20 AM CST

CAMAGUEY, Cuba (AP) — Hurricane Paloma leveled hundreds of homes along Cuba's southern coast before rapidly losing power over land Sunday, weakening from a dangerous Category 4 storm to a tropical depression in less than a day.

Pop culture melds with science in traveling 'CSI: Live Show'

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21 AM CST

CHICO — A stage variation of the popular television show franchise "C.S.I." came to Laxson Auditorium Sunday, produced by a company that hopes to use the show to engage children in science.

Roadrunners Notebook: Carter gets chance to produce in win

Posted: 09 Nov 2008 05:41 PM CST

SAN MATEO — All the raving this season about the unbeaten Butte College team's stocked cupboard of offensive weapons has rarely included tight end Matt Carter.

Train kills person in Oroville Saturday morning

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21 AM CST

OROVILLE — A person was stuck and killed by a train near Montgomery Street and Old Ferry Road at about 9 a.

Veterans Day to be observed Tuesday in several local communities

Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:21 AM CST

A number of local communities will have special Veterans Day events Tuesday, including: Speakers and patriotic music in Chico CHICO — Chico Elks Lodge will host a Veterans Day program featuring speakers and music starting at 10:30 a.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

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Local Briefs

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 10:31 AM CST

Shots may have been fired into store in Hamilton City HAMILTON CITY — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the possibility that shots were fired through a window of the North State Market early Wednesday morning.

Local Roundup: Hamilton beats East Nicolaus in playoff preparation

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 09:26 AM CST

The Hamilton High football team, poised to make the Northern Section playoffs with a high seed in Division III, closed the regular season with a 34-8 victory Friday over East Nicolaus.

Title-tilt bound: Butte secures NorCal championship

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 08:07 PM CST

SAN MATEO — Members of the Butte College football team boarded their team bus following this afternoon's 35-21 win with some history riding shotgun.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

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Butte football preview: Jordan gives credit to his assistants for hot start

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:25 AM CST

Jeff Jordan has engineered the most successful two-year turnaround for one head coach in Butte College football history this season.

Chico gets shut out to muddle Division I playoff picture

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:25 AM CST

REDDING — For the Chico High football team, the waiting is certainly the hardest part. After a 21-0 loss to Shasta on Friday at Thompson Field, the Panthers now must wait to hear if their season is over or continues next week.

County commission gets look at proposed General Plan policies

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Potential Butte County General Plan policies, covering everything from agriculture to economic development, went before the county Planning Commission Friday for a first review.

Daily Planner: November 8

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

Events BELL RINGING DAY: 10 a.m. Salvation Army will get a head start on collecting funds with bell ringers in front of Wal-Mart.

Daily Planner: November 9, 2008

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

Events CHICO INDOOR FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Donations of recyclable cans and plastic bottles accepted Saturdays and Sundays, through the month of November.

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

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

HIT — Find a disaster anywhere in the world or elsewhere in the U.S. and you'll likely find that residents of Butte County are among those who've sent assistance — food, checks, clothing or blankets.

Fine weekly discussion grows from 'Tree Cups of Tea'

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

CHICO — Bernice Weborg just happened to be at City Plaza on a Thursday afternoon in September, when Mayor Andy Holcombe read a proclamation naming the book "Three Cups of Tea" as a common read for the city.

Five Oroville residents face federal marijuana charges

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — Five Oroville residents have been indicted on federal charges following a string of drug-related crimes in Butte County.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

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

Haiti school building collapse kills 47 people

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:39 AM CST

PETIONVILLE, Haiti (AP) — Eric Nicolas heard a crash, then raced across a ravine to see a plume of dust: The school his two sons attend had vanished.

Happy trails

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

Chico Equestrian Association members, Judy Norton (front) riding Trukk and Meshelle Bitker riding Gracie, enjoy a ride through upper Bidwell Park Friday on a sunny yet not-too-warm day.

Latest propositions vote tally reported

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

Although a number of ballots remain to be counted, here's the current count of votes for the 12 propositions that were on Tuesdays ballot statewide, in Butte County and for Glenn County: Proposition 1A (passes) High-speed train bonds —

Letter: Environmental smokescreen evident

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

Patricia Puterbaugh's Oct. 29 propaganda piece against Congressman Wally Herger is nothing more than another smokescreen attempt by the obstructionist segment of the environmental community to dodge the truth about the role they have played in

Letter: Make the campaign shorter

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

The campaigning for president began nearly two years ago. In that time many hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent by the candidates — not only the finalists, but also all those who were eliminated earlier.

Letter: Tax assessor pulling a fast one

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

We just received our 2008-2009 Butte County property tax bill. Have you received yours? If so, notice that our county tax assessor has increased your property assessment and your property taxes are higher.

Letter: Taxpayers rooked by legislators

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

I just found out the state Legislature eliminated the property tax relief as well as the renter's credit when the 2008-2009 budget, which the governor signed, was adopted.

New rules hope to end City Council meetings earlier

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

CHICO -- New time-saving rules hope to keep city councilors and other board members and commissioners from burning the midnight oil.

Obama calls for swift action on economy

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 03:49 PM CST

CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Obama said today that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge in a lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it.

Paradise whacks Enterprise to secure undefeated EAL season, top seed

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:25 AM CST

REDDING — Trailing 14-10 at halftime, the Paradise High School football squad feasted on Enterprise in the second half, outscoring the Hornets 21-5 and leading to a 31-19 victory in Friday's Eastern Athletic League finale at the Hornets' Nest

Religious Briefs

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

Church to host Regular Baptist conference FOREST RANCH — Forest Ranch Baptist Church, at 4967 Schott Road, will host the fall conference of the the Northern California Association of Regular Baptist Churches Nov.

Senior Planner

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CST

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

Seven arrested on drug charges near City Plaza

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

CHICO — Police arrested seven people on felony and misdemeanor charges Thursday, most in connection with suspected drug activity in the City Plaza area.

Sheriff's deputies arrest seven people allegedly stealing walnuts near Gridley

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Butte County Sheriff's deputies arrested seven people Thursday found allegedly stealing walnuts in orchards near Larkin Road and Palm Avenue.

Stocks rise after two days of heavy selling

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 03:46 PM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — Buyers returned to Wall Street today after two days of heavy losses, mindful of the economy's growing problems but attracted by stocks' lower prices.

The other side of it: Orland sends LP to 10-loss season

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:25 AM CST

OROVILLE — Just a year ago, the Orland High football team was in the same shoes they forced Las Plumas to wear Friday night at Harrison Stadium.

Uncounted votes could make a big difference

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:26 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A significant pile of yet to be counted votes in Butte County means the winners in some election 2008 races remain uncertain.

Vikings finish frustrating season with win over frustrated Oroville

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:25 AM CST

CHICO — The Eastern Athletic League's last-place team and penultimate team had finished playing Friday night at Asgard Yard and somebody had the nerve to talk about a Northern Section championship.

Volleyball playoff brackets announced, Hamilton earns top Division V seed

Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:25 AM CST

Rivalry matches in the first round of play and a No. 1 seed are what the Northern Section volleyball playoffs will be bringing to the Chico area.

Friday, November 07, 2008

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Bomb squad removes 'suspicious' package

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

CHICO — A "suspicious" metal briefcase found behind an office complex at East First and Arbutus avenues, led to a bomb squad call-out and some tense minutes at a couple of nearby schools.

Businesses advised to evacuate due to potential bomb

Posted: 06 Nov 2008 04:49 PM CST

CHICO — Businesses in the vicinity of East First and Arbutus avenues are being "advised" to evacuate because of a potential bomb located in a parking lot adjacent to the First Assembly of God.

Butte basketball preview: Roadrunner men lead preseason conference poll

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

There might be a new November tradition developing at Butte College separate from the crucial football games and trees strewn about campus changing color.

Butte's most wanted for nov. 7

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Justin Done Vanscoy The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Justin Done Vanscoy for a felony warrant charging him with furnishing marijuana to a minor, lewd acts

CSUC hammers away at its expansion projects

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

CHICO — Chico State University is in the middle of a major makeover, with multi-year projects seeing new buildings, remodeling, a do-over and infill.

Chico man with two prior strikes draws life sentence

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Chico man with two prior strikes on his record drew a life sentence Thursday, after being convicted by a jury of stalking an ex-girlfriend.

Correction for Nov. 7

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

In Thursday's front page story about Butte County voters selecting Democrat Barack Obama, the chairman of the Butte County Republican Party was incorrectly identified.

County partners with Feather River Recreation and Parks

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

OROVILLE — In a somewhat unusual move, Butte County has agreed, at least in concept, to work jointly with the Feather River Recreation and Park District to operate and maintain the Veterans Memorial Park being constructed in downtown Oroville.

Daily Planner for Nov. 7

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

Today Events HUMANITIES CENTER, CHICO STATE: 4-5:30 p.m. Trinity Hall, Room 100. Kyle Wiley Pickett, music director of North State Symphony, will discuss beauty as it relates to the upcoming symphony production, Nov.

Editorial: Consultants no help on traffic

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:22 AM CST

Our view: Sometimes it takes a little local knowledge to see what should be obvious. Such is the case on downtown traffic.

Election results for Butte County

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

Submission of thousands of vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots at the polls on election day have left a degree of uncertainty in some Butte County races.

Glenn County election results

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

In Glenn County Tuesday, voters in record numbers unseated some incumbents, finally approved school unification and sent a new man to the Board of Supervisors.

Indomitable: Chico boys soccer wins another EAL Cup

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:24 AM CST

CHICO — Chilly though it was on the pitch of University Soccer Stadium, shirts were optional for the Eastern Athletic League Cup's postgame party Thursday night.

Letter: Center carries on pioneer's mission

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:22 AM CST

Margaret "Peg" Taylor was a pioneering nurse who inspired the founding of the Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care.

Letter: Legislation defies common sense

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:22 AM CST

A shot in the rear. That's what all of us syringe users got. Recent California legislation has changed the method for disposal of sharps (needles and syringes).

Letter: Red-light fines would solve budget woes

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:22 AM CST

I have been a resident of this fantastic town for over two years now. I love the area, the semi-quaintness atmosphere and natural amenities.

Letter: Students help out other students

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:22 AM CST

As principal of Sierra Avenue Elementary, on behalf of the school community, I would like to thank the Butte College Make a Difference Day — Extreme Community Makeover Committee, the Oroville College Connection and Mendon Nursery for their

Local Roundup: Chico girls win EAL cross country

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

The Chico High girls cross country team won the Eastern Athletic League Championships on Thursday at Hooker Oak Recreation Area, led by first-place finisher Kody Atkins, who ran the 2.

Meetings start Monday on proposed wood-burning rules

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

Meetings are scheduled starting next week on proposed air quality rules, one of which would make a voluntary woodburning ban in place this winter, mandatory effective November 2009.

New Mexico State University administrator speaks to Chico State

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

CHICO — Young people in America today live under an entirely different set of circumstances than just a few generations ago, said Lowell Catlett in a presentation at the Bell Memorial Union that kicked off the This Way to Sustainability

Not guilty plea entered in killing of mother

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:24 AM CST

OROVILLE — An Oroville woman Thursday had a plea of not guilty entered on her behalf to charges she killed her mother.

Orland volunteer animal shelter seeking help

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

ORLAND — The Town and Country Humane Society, the only no-kill pet shelter in Glenn County, feared it would have to close its doors before the end of the year.

Patriotic plant

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:22 AM CST

Hot Lip Sage is a shrub that is perfect for sunny areas, and is a very patriotic plant with its red and white flowers.

Police Report for Nov. 7

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

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

Prep football previews: Paradise and Enterprise battle for EAL title

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

Fittingly, the Eastern Athletic League title and top Northern Section Division I playoff spot will come down to one final game as prep football teams wrap up the regular season.

Sidelines: Restrepo named coach of the year

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

Chico State's Felipe Restrepo was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year, and midfielders Zac Crim and Kyle Crain earned first team All-CCAA honors, it was announced by the conference office.

Sow There! A gray cat wants a home

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

It was a couple of years ago that Tommy ran over my cat, Hollywood, in the driveway. Hollywood was my tabby cat of 14 years.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Sacramento River sees monster 85-pound salmon

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

What is perhaps one of the largest chinook (king) salmon ever to swim in the Sacramento River was the estimated 85-pounder discovered dead over the weekend by a Department of Fish and Game biologist.

Wildfires amplify hotel tax

Posted: 07 Nov 2008 02:23 AM CST

CHICO — The thousands of firefighters who spent weeks in the area fighting this summer's wildfires are now providing a different kind of assistance.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

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8:30 a.m. update: Tom McClintock-Charlie Brown congressional race not over yet

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 10:53 AM CST

Tom McClintock and Charlie Brown may not know who has won the District 4 congressional seat until Thanksgiving.

Californians cast votes on gay marriage, abortion

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 06:25 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians resoundingly embraced Democrat Barack Obama's message of change, sweeping him to an historic presidential win.

Election day: Big turnout moved smoothly

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 06:16 AM CST

CHICO — At one Chico voting station, a mother gave her children a first-hand civics lesson. Elsewhere in town, one first-time voter was enthusiastic for the chance while a friend skipped the exercise.

San Francisco city attorney to file legal challenge to Prop. 8

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 10:38 AM CST

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco City Attorney's office says he plans to challenge the validity of a ballot measure that would change the state constitution to ban gay marriage.

Triumphant Obama turns to sobering challenges

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 06:26 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — His name etched in history as America's first black president, Barack Obama turned from the jubilation of victory to the sobering challenge of leading a nation worried about economic crisis, two unfinished wars and global

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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10:32 p.m.: Obama sweeps to victory as first black president

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 12:47 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president tonight in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

12:20 a.m.: Local results show several tight races, including Obama over McCain in Butte County

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:14 AM CST

CHICO — The latest results show several tight races in Butte County, including the presidential contest.

7 p.m.: Suspicious package that evacuated Chico High found to contain a book

Posted: 04 Nov 2008 09:01 PM CST

CHICO — The bomb squad has determined that a suspicious package discovered at the Chico High School library contained a book.

All three Chico council incumbents voted back in

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

CHICO -- Although thousands of ballots remain uncounted, voters appeared early Wednesday morning to have returned all three incumbents to the Chico City Council, electing newcomer Jim Walker to the fourth seat.

At separate sites, local Democrats and Republicans mark long campaign's finale

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 01:12 AM CST

CHICO — Two parties on opposite ends of town had quite a different feel on election night. Democrats were joyous at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Bomb threat empties Chico High School

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

CHICO — Chico High School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon when an unidentified object was found in the library.

Butte County bucks national results, leans towards Republicans

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:14 AM CST

CHICO — Initial results indicate that the typically red-voting Butte County electorate is leaning toward Republicans at the polls Tuesday, bucking the nationwide success of Democrats.

Californians cast votes on gay marriage, abortion

Posted: 04 Nov 2008 11:59 PM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians swept Democrat Barack Obama to the presidency as they voted in anticipated record numbers today.

City Council approves contracts with employee groups

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

CHICO — City Councilors Tuesday night approved contracts with four employee groups, making cuts in cost-of-living adjustments and health- care costs official for the majority of city employees.

Coffee is patient, coffee is kind

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

CHICO I had my first public recognition as the Starving Student the other day, and it was about everything I imagined it would be.

Community Roundup: Jaguar Midgets make title game with shutout

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:19 AM CST

The Chico Jaguars Midgets advanced to the championship game by shutting out Foothill 28-0. Josh Kopeck opened the scoring with a 68-yard touchdown run.

County supervisors hear about budget woes

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

OROVILLE — With an unexpected $10 million deficit looming over Butte County, Supervisor Jane Dolan of Chico said what everybody else was thinking: County staff cuts are all but unavoidable.

Daily Planner: November 5

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

Events PASTA DINNER: 5-7 p.m. Community Legal Information Center bi-annual all-you-can-eat pasta feed.

Daily Planner: November 6

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

Events HUMANITIES CENTER, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Trinity Hall, Room 100. Peggy Shumaker will read new poems and from her memoir, "Just Breathe Normally.

District 4 Congressional seat too early to call

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

The race for the District 4 Congressional seat was too close to call early today, with no clear winner.

Drive to unify Hamilton School districts appears headed to victory

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — A drive to unify Hamilton City's two school districts appeared headed to victory with early results from Tuesday's election.

Editorial: No room for sore losers now

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

Our view: Elections should bring a nation together, but lately our elections seem to only divide people.

Election celebration

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

Barack Obama supporters Sharice Johnson (left) and LaMichael Williams gather at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Enthusiasm, excitement in the air on Election Day

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

When north-state voters went to the polls Tuesday, many noticed an unusual level of enthusiasm. "I haven't seen this much excitement since Bobby Kennedy ran," said Carole Noia at Oroville Municipal Auditorium, waiting for her husband to finish

Fire damages ridge home

Posted: 04 Nov 2008 12:31 PM CST

MAGALIA — An attic fire damaged a home in the 14000 block of Upland Road about 9:30 a.m. today.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office: Jamie Michelle Barbeiro The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jamie Michelle Barbeiro for charges alleging possession of controlled substance, forgery, burglary and

Glenn education board could have three new faces

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

Early results show there likely will be three new faces on Glenn County Board of Education, though the race for the Hamilton City district seat could change.

Golf course baby's parents found

Posted: 04 Nov 2008 12:19 PM CST

PARADISE — The parents of an infant boy abandoned near a fairway at the Butte Creek Country Club Monday afternoon were located here Monday night.

Herger wins 12th term in Congress

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

CHICO — Republican Wally Herger appeared to be on his way to re-election from the 2nd Congressional District Tuesday.

High school students work at polls

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

CHICO — They're not old enough to vote, but more than 60 students from Chico High School hit the polls for Tuesday's election.

Incumbent, newcomer are top vote-getters in rec district

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

An incumbent and a newcomer were the top vote-getters as of press time for recreation districts in Chico and Oroville.

Jann Reed, Liz Griffin elected to Chico schools board

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

CHICO — One new face and one familiar one will be seen on the Chico Unified School District board of trustees after Tuesday's election.

Letter: Consumers deserve a bailout

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

I find it extremely difficult to understand that the so-called bailout is for the banks and financial institutions.

Letter: Give university professors some credit

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

I was disappointed in Susan Hubbard's letter (Oct. 29) in which she identifies herself as the faculty adviser for the Chico State Republican Club and claims the university is a "breeding ground for liberalism.

Letter: Love Chico story, outcome inspiring

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

Thank you, reporter Sarah Kingsbury, for bringing the great work that local churches are doing in schools to our greater community's attention in your "Churches Love Chico" story.

Letter: News not printed is most disturbing

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

The news I read bothers me no little. It isn't the news I see in the Mercury-Register but the news I don't see.

Local Roundup: Butte soccer still undefeated in GVC play

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:19 AM CST

Katie Brandt scored three goals and the Butte College women's soccer team stayed unbeaten in Golden Valley Conference play Tuesday with a 4-2 home victory over Shasta.

Local briefs

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

Sierra Club plans bike ride, hike CHICO — The Yahi group of the Sierra Club has two events on the November calendar in which the public may take part.

Logue, Nielsen lead in Assembly races

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

Republicans Dan Logue and Jim Nielsen led their Democratic opponents by wide margins in the 3rd and 2nd Assembly district races Tuesday night.

McDaniel wins seat on Glenn County Board of Supervisors

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — After narrowly missing the majority vote in June, Capay farmer Leigh McDaniel easily won a seat Tuesday on the Glenn County Board of Supervisors representing District 5.

New faces, incumbents elected to school boards

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

Some new players will be seen on local school boards, based on election returns late Tuesday night, as numbers rolled in at polls in Butte and Glenn counties.

Obama and McCain still campaign as votes are cast

Posted: 04 Nov 2008 10:19 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain battled for the White House on today in an election that challenged attitudes about race as surely as it gauged sentiments about the battered economy and the war in

Parents of baby left at golf course found

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

PARADISE — The parents of an infant found alone near the Butte Creek Country Club Monday afternoon were located Monday night at their Paradise residence, but the boy remains in protective custody.

Playing Peeved: Chico routs Paradise in EAL playoff opener

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

CHICO — After 20 straight victories and not a loss in a full calendar year of time, the Chico High boys soccer team felt a sharp sting from being beaten by Shasta late in October.

Sidelines: Azevedo again on U.S. bobsled team

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:19 AM CST

Chico's Emily Azevedo was named one of the push athletes for the U.S. women's bobsled 2008-09 World Cup team after the final team trials Friday in Park City, Utah.

Stocks surge as investors anticipate yearend rally

Posted: 04 Nov 2008 04:21 PM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors believing that Wall Street is on the verge of a yearend rally piled into the market today, brushing off more weak economic data while they scarfed up stocks and propelled the Dow Jones industrials up 300 points to its

Sweet Basil and the Bee: A harmonious congruity: A field trip to Pacific Sun Farms olive harvest

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:17 AM CST

GERBER — Olive harvest is under way in the north state, and the break between storms on Sunday offered an opportunity to drive up to Gerber to watch the crush at Pacific Sun Farms.

Voters decide to give stadium a makeover

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

OROVILLE — Voters decided to give Harrison Stadium a major makeover Tuesday, with late-night results showing the likely passage of Measure G.

Willows, Biggs school bonds fail again

Posted: 05 Nov 2008 04:18 AM CST

Two bonds measures to be used for facility improvements for schools failed to pull in the requisite 55 percent in favor.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

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Roadrunners all alone atop NorCal

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 08:13 PM CDT

PLEASANT HILL —Two different games this afternoon delivered one satisfying bit of news for the Butte College football team and its quest to play in this year's state championship.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

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Arrests made in officer impersonation robberies

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The first local arrests in connection with a rash of north-state marijuana robberies by men impersonating police have been made by the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

Bobcats secure at least a share of EAL football title

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Paradise High School varsity football squad battled both a rainstorm that turned Om Wraith field into a muddy mess and Shasta junior Evan Taylor, the leading rusher in the league, en route to a 27-19 victory to capture a share

Burning limits lifted effective Monday

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 10:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With the help of a weekend rainstorm, Monday should be the official end to the fire season.

Butte County finds itself $10 million in the red

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 07:27 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A combination of economic factors that includes delayed state payments, collapsing property and sales tax revenues, and a worldwide credit crisis has unexpectedly plunge Butte County $10 million in debt.

Butte's plan to run the ball still works

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Right after the unbeaten Butte College football team grinded for a 15-minute advantage in possession time to propel another important NorCal Conference win last Saturday, Roadrunners head coach Jeff Jordan paid homage to that ability to keep the

Center opens Monday for fire victims' help

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 01:15 PM CDT

OROVILLE — An assistance center for residential and business victims of this summer's devastating fires will open here on Monday.

Chapmantown home heavily damaged in fire

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Flames gutted the inside of a home in the 900 block of Ohio Street, in the Chapmantown area, late Friday night.

Council candidates list contributors in final pre-election reporting period

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Campaign contributors These are contributions made to Chico City Council candidates for the city's final pre-election reporting period: Andy Holcombe Collected this period: $3,533; to date: $25,033 Spent this period: $5,600.

County finds itself awash in $10 million worth of red ink

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- While the causes are complex and multi-faceted, the result is simple: Butte County is suddenly up to its eyeballs in economic alligators.

Daily Planner: November 1

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain or shine, year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: November 2

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events FOURTH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade, Chico. Many free and inexpensive activities including gold panning, butter churning, pie walks and 19th century games.

Delivery issue stalls decision on narrowing streets

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO -- City leaders want more information from downtown merchants and delivery companies before deciding whether or not to narrow downtown's two main streets.

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

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

HIT — As much as we love the changing colors of our tree-lined streets, the down side of all this foliage is just that, down foliage.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

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

Gerontologist brings answers to Chico veterans

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — Veterans of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars may be eligible for benefits and they may not even know it.

Halloween gets busier for Chico police after 11 p.m.

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 04:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Halloween downtown was busy early Friday night, but not for police. It wasn't until 11:35 p.

In playoff peril: Chico loses heartbreaker to Enterprise

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — If Isaac Newton were still alive, he would have seen his Third Law of Motion acted out on University Stadium's battered and sloppy playing surface Friday night.

Kids' Halloween event goes on rain or shine today

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 12:56 PM CDT

Rain will not cancel this afternoon's Treat Street event for youngsters under 12 in downtown Chico. The Downtown Chico Business Association says the event will occur from 2 to 5 p.

Letter: Children need a mother and father

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I will be voting yes on Proposition 8 because I believe traditional marriage between a man and a woman will benefit future generations.

Letter: E-R doesn't make strong case for Herger

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Two years ago in the E-R's endorsement ofWally Herger for another term in Congress, I was struck by the most curious line of reasoning the editorial board had for supporting the re-election of Herger.

Letter: Keep discrimination out of constitution

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

California voters should reject Proposition 8 because it would enshrine discrimination in our California Constitution.

Letter: Palin has the right leadership skills

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The foundation of my enthusiasm for Sarah Palin is her uncompromising pro-life and marriage positions.

Letter: Prouty works hard for Oroville

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I have known Jim Prouty for more than 50 years. Not only was the Prouty family our neighbors for many years, Jim has been married to my daughter, Jill, for more than 40 years.

Letter: Reed, Sarsour share common qualities

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I would like to express my support to Jann Reed, running for Chico Unified School District, and Ali Sarsour, running for Chico City Council.

Letter: Zealots won't stop with marriage

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Proposition 8 supporters say the "rule of the people" was overruled by the California Supreme Court when they legalized gay marriage.

Lifestyle Rx: Understanding 'stress' and the 'stressors'

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The pace of modern life has thrown us into a kind of time warp. We are constantly urged to go now, see now, buy now, enjoy now.

Local Roundup: Willows tops Rio Vista for lead in SVL

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:28 AM CDT

The Willows High football team broke up Rio Vista's 12-game Sacramento Valley League unbeaten streak with a 42-26 road victory Friday night, putting the Honkers in prime position to lock up this year's title and homefield advantage in the Northern

Local briefs

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Both political parties offering rides to polls on Tuesday CHICO — Representatives from the both the Republican and Democrat parties will be providing rides to and from the polls for those needing transportation on Tuesday.

Passenger trains gain favor with public, Congress

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- After half a century as more of a curiosity than a convenience, passenger trains are getting back on track in some parts of the country.

Perspectives: Being a redeemer with a little'r'

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Remember when it was in vogue for Christians to show off those colorful wristbands imprinted with the acronym WWJD — meaning What Would Jesus Do?

Rains make roads slick, threaten flash floods

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 10:11 AM CDT

Overnight rains have left the roadways slick, caused some mud and rock slides, and according to the National Weather Service, could lead to flash floods Saturday.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Dinner, program on prison ministry CHICO — Church Women United will host a dinner and a program on prison ministry, with presentations by Dorothy Parker and Terrye Lucas, Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E.

Second Chico brother arrested in pot cultivation case

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — The brother of a man arrested Wednesday at a home where marijuana was found growing was arrested Thursday at a motel on Manzanita Court in connection with the illegal garden.

Senior Planner

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

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

Students suggest next steps toward sustainability

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — If you look up Chico State University on an Internet search, numerous awards and recognition will turn up regarding sustainability.

Voter turnout will be the highest in decades

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:41 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Voter turnout will be the highest in decades, dwarfing recent presidential elections, experts predict.

Wahl collects, spends the most in City Council race

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — The majority of those running for Chico City Council collected and spent smaller amounts in the last two weeks leading up to the election.