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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Bridge to Bridges' unveiled

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:45 PM CST

A reception Thursday celebrated the completion of a mural on the outside of the Teen Center on the Boys and Girls Club campus on Wall Street.

All About Us: Bedtime battles keep mom bleary-eye the next day

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Sometimes, I go to work bleary eyed, slightly unfocused and running on coffee. I stumble in ready to forget the night before.

Basketball sign-ups to close Monday

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

CHICO -- Sign-ups for six weeks of wheelchair basketball games with Sunshine Kids Club are being taken through Monday.

Butte Community Bank's parent company reports earnings loss

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

CHICO -- The parent company of Butte Community Bank reported an earnings loss for the fourth quarter of 2008, but noted the company "performed well relative to our peer group.

Butte guards lead home win over FRC

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

OROVILLE — Devon Hills, Donovan Plunkett and Anthony Carter did not perfectly obey the game plan designed for two of their Butte College men's basketball teammates on Saturday night.

Choosing perfect gift for distant grandchild is daunting

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

One of the great joys and most daunting challenges of being a grandparent of a wonderful person who lives far away is selecting an important gift for such important individuals.

Daily Planner: February 1

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Events CHESTER SLED DOG RACES: Starts at 8 a.m. Meets behind Cedar Lodge, highways 36 and 89, Chester.

Daily Planner: February 2

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM 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.

Despite layoffs, federal work force is growing

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 04:55 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- Companies are cutting jobs by the tens of thousands. State and local governments are penny-pinching, too.

Editorial: All right, kids, time to grow up

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

Our view: For the second time in four months, Chico police had to suit up in riot gear to disperse a disturbance.

Equestrian cancer benefit coming to Red Bluff

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

RED BLUFF — An equestrian version of the American Cancer Society's "Walk for Life" will be held this spring in the north state.

Feather River Hospital earns gold award for 2008

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

PARADISE -- Feather River Hospital has been honored as a 2008 recipient of the Gold Eureka award from the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE).

Fire-blackened college land a source for research

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:45 PM CST

BUTTE VALLEY -- Last June when fire burned the perimeter of Butte College, officials were thanking firefighters who had set up camp at the community college for saving all college structures.

Five Chico women given Girl Scout Gold Awards

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

CHICO — Five young women who are members of the Girl Scouts were given their Gold Awards during a celebration Dec.

Flashbacks From Here and There: The yo-yo craze

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

LA PAZ, Bolivia, 1966 -- Hoola hoops and skateboards, the Beatles and Batman. Crazes come and go like the tide.

From bands to Bruce, halftimes show Super growth

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

TAMPA, Fla. -- Way before Prince, Paul McCartney or the Rolling Stones ever stepped onto a Super Bowl stage, there was Shirlee Bertolini.

Letter: Care home reported incident

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

I read the article about Riverside Convalescent Hospital with great interest as my mother was the 97-year-old patient who was restrained while her face was washed.

Letter: Career education can't be sacrificed

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

As a local teacher, I've seen first-hand the devastating consequences of our state's failure to provide access to career technical education (CTE) to all students — leaving many students unprepared for the work force and frustrated with the

Letter: Come join the acoustic jams

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

Butte County's acoustic music community greatly appreciates that Upper Crust Bakery and Augie's Fine Coffee and Tea provide space for our jams —Upper Crust the first Saturday afternoon each month and Augie's the next 3 Saturday afternoons,

Letter: County should collect missing money

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

On Tuesday, the Butte County Board of Supervisors ratified a write-off of over $13 million in loans to general assistance recipients.

Letter: Don't point finger at rice growers

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

I again see that the public is uninformed about air quality in Butte County. So, I will again attempt to educate them.

Letter: Library is another great free service

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

Thanks for the excellent article on free resources available for Butte County residents ("Yes, some things really are FREE," E-R, Jan.

Letter: Old statistics don't tell everything

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

Reading your recent articles regarding the local care homes was very upsetting, because I felt it used statistics, gleaned over a number of years, to give an unfair picture of what I know to be an excellent facility.

Letter: Sprawl will ruin Chico, too

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

I moved into Santa Clara County in 1970. Sunnyvale was a sleepy little town, an idyllic little town, with cherry orchards, strawberry fields aplenty and many happy, smiling people.

Letter: State oversight of nursing homes weak

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

Thanks for publishing the articles regarding local nursing homes. As an attorney who has represented many nursing home residents and their families, as well as nursing home employees, I respond to some issues raised.

Letter: Work needed to prevent student deaths

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

Here are a few recommendations for reducing five dead teens and young adult deaths in 19 months in the city of Chico due to alcohol and/or drugs.

Local Roundup: Butte baseball sweeps DeAnza

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

The Butte College baseball team swept a nonconference doubleheader over DeAnza College on Saturday in Cupertino, 2-1 and 8-1.

Obama readies road map for new bailout spending

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 04:55 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Saturday promised to lower mortgage costs, offer job-creating loans for small businesses, get credit flowing and rein in free-spending executives as he readies a new road map for spending billions from the

Rollover crash

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Trent and Michelle Lindholdt talk to California Highway Patrol Officer Paul Sadowski after their Toyota Sequoia overturned on northbound Highway 99 north of the East First Avenue entrance Saturday.

Septic system regulations put on hold by state water board

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

PARADISE -- Planned state regulation of septic tanks and systems was put on hold last week by the state Water Resources Control Board, according to 3rd District Assemblyman Dan Logue.

Smith lifts Wildcat women to victory

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — During pre-game warmups, Cal State Monterey Bay coach Renee Jimenez caught up with Chico State's Natasha Smith and jokingly pleaded, "Hey, make sure you don't go too hard on us, all right?

The Bookshelf: "Chains"

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

13-year-old Isabel, a slave during the American Revolution, desires her freedom with as much fervor as any patriot seeking to be free of British rule.

Workshop puts energy into saving

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

CHICO -- Energy-saving techniques historically become more popular in a slow economy because they save money.

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