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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Artists of River Town host January show OROVILLE -- The Artists of River Town have announced that painter Jean Burg is this month's featured artist at the State Theatre in Oroville.

Artist Jake Early's latest works released at Chico Paper Co.

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- Artist Jake Early's "California Highway 1" series No. 10 print image, "Monterey Bay," and "Winter," in his "Chico Seasons" collection, have been released at Chico Paper Company.

Avenue 9 Gallery announces winners of art exhibit

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- Avenue 9 Gallery's vote for the "People's Choice" from the "Chico Icons: Waterworks" exhibit resulted in a first place win for Maribeth Growdon's luminous watercolor-and-ink painting, "Autumn in Northern California.

Biblio File: Chico author hosts workshop on teaching kids about money

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Chicoan Kristan Leatherman is the co-author, with Jim Fay, of "Millionaire Babies or Bankrupt Brats?" ($24.

Bobcats trip up PV

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

CHICO — It's a good night of prep wrestling when a match that featured a last-second score and a tense overtime paled in comparison to another bout.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Jan. 8, 2009

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 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.

Buzz Editor's column: Blue Room Theatre celebrates new year with fundraising musical show

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

The Blue Room Theatre started the new year with a bang! "Songs for a New Year: A New Year's Resolution-Breaking Revue" deserves a prize, perhaps monetary, for coming up with the most creative way of asking for cash.

Calendar highlight: North State Symphony fundraiser

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

The North State Symphony will present a dinner and dance at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Calendar highlight: Random Tuesday

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Chico rock band Random Tuesday will play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Theatre, ETC, 14 Hillary Lane, along with From Ritual to Romance, Hello Astronaut and Avery Parkway.

Chico Police turnover rate slims staffing

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — With more police officers leaving than expected, the Chico Police Department is scrambling to fill a high number of vacancies.

Connelly to chair Butte supervisors

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE — Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly of Oroville will be the panel's chair for the coming year.

Correction

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

A story in Wednesday's paper about a request for Chicoans to forgo woodfires for the day had an incorrect toll-free phone number for a burn hotline.

Council to consider commission appointments

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — City councilors tonight will begin the process of shaping the boards and commissions that will influence decisions on the city's planning, parks, arts, and other areas.

Daily Planner: January 8

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:49 PM CST

Events LYON BOOKS' SIGNING: 7 p.m. Author talk and book signing featuring Helga Ruge, author of "More Truth Than Fiction.

Daily Planner: January 9

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:49 PM CST

Performance BIRDCAGE THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. A 21st century version of Euripides' Greek tragedy, "Medea." 1740 Bird St.

Entertainment calendar for Jan. 8-Jan. 14

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Thursday, JAN. 8 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFE CODA: The Americas, By Sunlight, Belles and Whistles. 8 p.m. All ages.

Fire Safe Council feels budget burn

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Work on several local projects aimed to reduce the threat of wildfire have been halted in light of the state's economic crisis.

Glenn County might be forced to issue IOUs

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

WILLOWS — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't the only official talking about issuing IOUs and warrants.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Curious Case of Benjamin Button' delights reviewers

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" stars Brad Pitt as a man who is born very old and ages in reverse, dying in infancy.

InnerView: Lansana Kouyaté brings music from Guinea

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:48 PM CST

CHICO — When Lansana Kouyaté taps out a rhythm on his balafon, he not only pays the bills but keeps his 800-year family history and tradition from Guinea alive and vibrant.

Judge allows jurors in Chico murder case to be interviewed

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE — A judge Wednesday refused to reverse a ruling allowing jurors in a Chico murder case to be interviewed, but limited the inquiry in an attempt to protect their rights.

Letter: Blame governor for car thief's release

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

You have got it wrong. Your Jan. 3 editorial blames the justice system for allowing a 16-year-old car thief "back on the streets.

Letter: Butte College lucky to have Fraters

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

The recognition of Dr. Terrence Fraters by Enloe Medical Center's Executive Medical Committee is long, long, long overdue.

Letter: Time proves Herger wrong

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

One of the primary expectations in politics is that the public has a short memory. We should all remember that in 2005 Congressman Wally Herger was touring our county saying the law should be changed to allow Social Security funds to be invested in

List of applicants

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Here are the applicants for the city's boards and commissions. Some applicants have applied for more than one panel.

Local Roundup: Trojans topple Willows in dual meet matchup

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

The Orland High wrestling team defeated Willows 45-24 in dual-meet action Wednesday in Willows. Pins by Eric Yang (119 pounds), Brett Schuman (145), Nathan Monck (119) and Jordan Garcia (160) highlighted the win for the Trojans (6-3).

Murray remains chairman of Glenn Board of Supervisors

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

WILLOWS — Every once in a while, someone breaks with tradition. That's what happened in Glenn County Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors decided to veer a bit from the usual new-year business of electing a chairman and vice-chairman.

Music preview: Musician Dave Mason set to play at El Rey Theatre

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Mason will perform at the El Rey Theatre on Jan. 16. In the early '60s, while jamming with other young musicians in England, guitarist Mason and drummer Jim Capaldi begin hanging out with keyboardist

New drugstores can have smaller parking lots

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — New drugstores in Chico won't need to provide as much customer parking — a change planners believe may provide more opportunity for businesses to build on underutilized sites and cut back on pavement.

North State Voice: Do we really need all those fences?

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

I was startled awake by the sound of rain driven against the bedroom window. Windblown objects were crashing the house walls.

Obama taps spending watchdog amid news of $1.2 trillion deficit

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:49 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Pointing with concern to "red ink as far as the eye can see," President-elect Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to tackle out-of-control Social Security and Medicare spending and named a special watchdog to clamp down on other federal

Police say car thieves were involved in several burglaries

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Police said items found along with two stolen vehicles and a pilfered ATM near Forest Ranch Tuesday indicate that the thieves who left them were involved in several area burglaries.

Police seeking witnesses to Esplanade stabbing

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 07:59 PM CST

CHICO — A fight that spilled out onto The Esplanade this afternoon, and resulted in the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy, failed to prompt any calls to police, who are seeking help from the public.

Police seeking witnesses to stabbing of 16-year-old boy

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

CHICO -- A fight that spilled out onto The Esplanade Wednesday afternoon and resulted in the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy, failed to prompt any calls to police.

Police: Shooting stemmed from earlier altercation

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — A man shot in the leg by an unknown assailant outside his Nord Avenue apartment Tuesday night may have been involved in an earlier altercation with the shooter and some other men, police said.

Rage next to take crack at Chico pro basketball

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

Pascual Padilla enjoyed his experience as an assistant coach with the now-defunct Chico Force of the International Basketball League so much, he's started up another professional team.

School time

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Announcements A fundraiser to help Las Plumas High School ag students will be 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium.

Senate Democrats retreat on Burris; Obama steps in

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:49 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats beat a hasty retreat Wednesday from their rejection of Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's successor, yielding to pressure from Obama himself and from senators irked that the standoff was draining attention

State tax refunds may arrive as IOUs in '09

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Local taxpayers may be surprised to find an IOU in place of a refund this year if a new plan to rescue the state from financial ruin comes to fruition.

Stepdad says Chico High student was in good mood the day before he died

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Keith Slocum said his stepson, Nicholas Garber, was in a good mood on the day before he died, and everything seemed normal.

The Nosebleed Section: Focus on the players still in uniforms

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

Staying true to my word is important in this column and that's why you won't be getting more than two paragraphs about the Chico High athletes who made mistakes and are now suspended from extracurricular activities for 20 school days.

Theater briefs

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Theatre on the Ridge offers fun-filled season PARADISE -- Theatre on the Ridge has announced its 2009 season.

Theater preview: Birdcage Theatre updates 'Medea' to 21st century

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Euripides' "Medea" will be performed at the Birdcage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.

Theater preview: Blue Room shows two versions of 'Tender Yellow Sky'

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre is offering two different productions of "Tender Yellow Sky," a play written by an Orland High School drama teacher about teen suicide which received some media attention when school officials cancelled its production

Two ambitious installations displayed at 1078 Gallery

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- "It's deceptively simple looking," Sheri Simons said of her large-scale installation, "as is.

What you need to know about Butte Humane Society

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:48 PM CST

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

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