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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Goslings' will like Snow Goose Festival too

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

CHICO — Snow Goose organizers are flying high this month in anticipation of the group's 10th annual festival, Jan.

All About Us: Organic labels still not swaying this omnivore

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

CHICO — If I had to choose between a buffet of sweet, delicious junk food and a buffet of savory, healthful food, I would choose the healthful food absolutely every time.

Antique show aims to boost local dealers

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Paintings, toys, glass and records were some of the many collectibles offered from the 30 dealers at the Oroville Antique Show Saturday.

Arson suspected in travel trailer fire

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO -- A fire, possibly caused by arson, destroyed a white travel trailer Saturday afternoon on Pomona Lane.

Chico gets Dennis Burnum Classic title with big victory

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:27 AM CST

OROVILLE — Within a six-day span, the Chico High boys basketball team had to deal with the death of a fellow student, the suspension of seven players and a 21-point blowout loss at home to Red Bluff to open league play.

Chico lays off five firefighters

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 08:19 PM CST

CHICO — Unable to reach terms with the fire union on wage and benefit concessions, Chico city leaders sent layoff notices to five firefighters today and cut a sixth vacant position.

City lays off five firefighters: Vacant position also to be cut after bargaining talks fail

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO -- Five city firefighters received layoff notices Saturday morning after the city and the fire union failed to agree on wage and benefit concessions.

Daily Planner: January 11

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

Events ARABIC DINNER: 5:30 p.m. Vegetarian Arabic dinner prepared by Ali Sarsour as a fundraiser for Rose Scott Learning Center, designed for students with AD/HD, autism and learning disabilities.

Daily Planner: January 12

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 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.

Davies: Kids often learn the hard way

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:27 AM CST

As long as there have been high school sports teams made up of teenagers going through the confusion and difficulties of adolescence, there have been kids on those teams getting in trouble with their coaches for breaking rules of one kind or another.

Durham school board sets pay review

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

DURHAM — Amid layoffs and cuts in work hours, the unions at the Durham Unified School District are sensitive to what they see as wasteful or unnecessary spending.

Editorial: Coach helps his players learn

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

Our view: Faced with losing several games or teaching a lesson, a longtime teacher and coach opted for the lesson.

Farm briefs

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:36 AM CST

Livestock management workshop BROWNS VALLEY — A workshop will be held Wednesday to share recent research on water quality, range, pasture and livestock management.

Fram briefs

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

BROWNS VALLEY — A workshop will be held Wednesday to share recent research on water quality, range, pasture and livestock management.

Israel tells Gazans war will escalate

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel dropped bombs and leaflets on Gaza on Saturday, pounding suspected rocket sites and tunnels used by Hamas militants and warning of a wider offensive despite frantic diplomacy to end the bloodshed.

Letter: Age explains Dolan's decision

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

I consider your editorial regarding the 78-year-old planning commissioner's removal to be unnecessary, unwarranted and ill conceived.

Letter: Community has golden opportunity

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

In 1861 the first Chico classroom was in a farmhouse on the southern banks of Little Chico Creek. In 2008 one of the most Googled items was "Beijing.

Letter: Council shouldn't have folded

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

We had houses sneak into the park and were told, by the city, that it was just a series of errors. Now, we have a council that folds when pressured by illegal disc golfers.

Letter: Disc golf changes can help upper park

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

Some comments on the disc golf site. First, this is a spectacular site of blue oak woodlands with views of the upper park and the valley not to be duplicated anywhere.

Letter: Government retirees need help

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

The new Congress convened last week, and two members reintroduced the Social Security Fairness Act (HR 235) to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision.

Letter: Israel's deadly force warranted

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

The press in this country ought to be sold at the yo-yo store downtown, with Hamas holding the string.

Letter: No reason for higher food prices

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

I talked to several grocers recently about food prices and finally found out why grocery prices haven't gone down despite the fact that gas prices have plummeted.

Letter: Step up the Chargers coverage

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

I read your paper every day and enjoy each section that you offer. Yet in the sports section, I am often disappointed with the poor coverage given to the third professional football team in our state, the San Diego Chargers.

Letter: Who profits from wood-smoke ban?

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

As I understand it, air quality management can't legally enforce a chimney smoke ban until 2014. With your journalistic talent, can you tell us who profits (and please don't say "clean air breathers") from pushing legislation and public hysteria?

Letter; Prison the perfect place for some people

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

I opened the newspaper today to find another letter to the editor from Larry Phipps of Chico about the California justice system and prisons.

Local Roundup: Corning wins own tournament championship

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:27 AM CST

The Corning High boys basketball team defeated Orland 59-51 Saturday night to win the Corning Shootout championship game.

Local briefs

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Chico residents requested not to use woodstoves, fireplaces today CHICO — The Butte County Air Quality Management District requests that Chico residents voluntarily refrain from using wood stoves and fireplaces today, from midnight to midnight.

Major press problems delay delivery of newspaper

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Saturday's Enterprise-Record and Mercury-Register were delivered late because of major press problems during the early-morning run.

New water association leader wants to tell California's story

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

The Northern California Water Association has a new leader in Donn Zea, who said he is eager to find points on which California leaders agree, and to tell Northern California's story.

Newspapers late because of press problems

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 10:48 AM CST

CHICO — Newspapers will be delivered late in many areas today because of a major press problem overnight.

On Foot: California Buckeye dots Bidwell Park's treescape

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO — A couple of years ago, I wrote about the fact that I like to pick up stuff and study objects up close.

Oroville residents should have power by 6 p.m.

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 05:45 PM CST

OROVILLE — Power outages in Oroville and Thermalito have affected more than 5,000 people since 8:10 a.

Overtime effort: Chico State wins led by Bocian's 29 points

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:28 AM CST

CHICO — For most of the first half, Chico State's Andy Bocian felt he was getting fouled on his inside shots.

People on the Street

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

What do you think of the possibility of the state issuing IOUs for income tax returns this spring? Asked Thursday at the Vallombrosa post office.

Possible arson destroys trailer

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 03:53 PM CST

CHICO -- A travel trailer was destroyed by a fire this afternoon on Pomona Lane. Julie Smith called the fire department at 12:14 p.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico MANZANITA AVENUE — Construction is continuing throughout the winter on the project to rebuild the road between Centennial Avenue and East Avenue.

Survey finds Butte voters would back library tax

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE -- People in Butte County would support a sales tax increase to provide additional library funding, according to survey results presented to the Board of Supervisors last week.

Time to watch for sunrise in the west

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

There are things in the world that stand the tests and challenges of time. The great pyramid of Giza sits where it always has been.

Wet & dry: Flood and drought both on county's mind

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

Two Butte County panels meeting separately Tuesday both were talking water, but that was the only common point of the discussions.

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