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Friday, February 06, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

"Furlough Friday" shuts state offices today

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:29 PM CST

If you have to deal with the DMV today, you're out of luck. But if you hope to avoid having to deal with the CHP, you're also out of luck.

'Furlough Friday' shuts state offices today

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:23 AM CST

If you have to deal with the DMV today, you're out of luck. But if you hope to avoid having to deal with the CHP, you're also out of luck.

Another important garden tool: your camera

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

Advances in digital cameras are making garden photography a snap, not only in the quality of images but also in their usefulness.

Butte 'teach-in' focuses on climate change

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

BUTTE VALLEY — Students at Butte College want to get the word to President Barak Obama that climate change is here and young people care about it.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Jeffery Allen Scott Woodward The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jeffery Allen Scott Woodward for a felony warrant charging him with violation of probation,

Chico High athlete's death ruled a suicide

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 05:18 PM CST

CHICO — Officials released the findings of autopsy and toxicology reports today in the death of Chico High senior Nicholas Brian Garber, 18, and said they indicate the stand-out athlete committed suicide.

Chico man to be tried for resisting after violent arrest

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A man who was severely injured in a violent altercation with Chico police will stand trial on felony resisting arrest charges, but a judge Thursday dismissed a separate attempted carjacking allegation for insufficient evidence.

College Baseball Preview: Reloading of arms has Wildcats set to excel

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO —A year after opening its season with virtually an entirely new-look roster, the Chico State baseball team has a much more familiar feel heading into the 2009 season.

College Softball Preview: Wildcats welcome new class, new style

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:19 AM CST

CHICO — Choosing her words carefully, Chico State third baseman Gwen Cox tried to articulate just what didn't work in 2008, the softball team's 25-28 campaign that many within the program felt had the parts to be much more competitive.

Corrections

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

An announcement in the Food section on Wednesday reported an incorrect date for a free pancake day at IHOP in Chico.

Daily Planner

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

Today Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5-7 p.m. Two artist receptions. Reception for Robin Indar's "Piecemeal," with live performance by Severance Package in Trinity hallway.

Early morning crash on Neal Road injures one

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 03:17 PM CST

BUTTE VALLEY — A Paradise man suffered head injuries when he lost control of his Jeep Cherokee early this morning on Neal Road and it rolled over.

Editorial: California booms after burning

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

Our View: Fire is part of the natural cycle; we need to learn to live with it There was a story on last Sunday's front page about the explosion of life at Butte College's nature preserve, burned over by the Humboldt Fire last June.

Glenn County planning director plans to step down amid criticism

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Planning Director Dan Obermeyer will retire later this month under a cloud of public controversy.

Glenn child support agency gets funding to keep director

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

WILLOWS — Thanks to a helping hand lent from a Butte County agency, Glenn County's Child Support Services director will stay at her job — and caseworkers in theirs — at least through the end of the fiscal year.

Glenn planning director retiring amid controversy

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 03:04 PM CST

WILLOWS — Glenn County Planning Director Dan Obermeyer submitted an official, brief memo to the Board of Supervisors Wednesday stating he plans to retire at the end of the month, according to the document.

High school athlete's death ruled a suicide

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO -- Officials said Thursday that autopsy and toxicology reports indicate Chico High senior Nicholas Brian Garber, 18, committed suicide.

Kimble's efforts trump Bobcats in OT

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — Miesha Kimble had to sit and watch from the bench Jan. 15 while Paradise High's Caressa Williams romped for 33 points against her Chico High teammates.

Letter: Dairy farmers getting a raw deal

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

As a dairyman in Orland I want consumers to know the facts. Unless the dairymen receive a fair price for milk there will be no milk on stores shelves.

Letter: Oroville can't ignore mail thefts

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

On Oct. 20, the outgoing mail was taken from my mailbox in downtown Oroville. The person had opened a chain link gate, walked up to the front of my house and taken it.

Letter: Politics boils down to marketing

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

The budget impasse is all about "branding." The cornerstone of the Republican "brand" was once fiscal conservatism, but that notion was blown to smithereens over the past eight years.

Letter: Proposition 13 must be revisited

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

I just received the latest Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association petition. Howard Jarvis is long dead. The good men do is often interred with their bones but the evil thereof lives long after.

Local Roundup: Central Washington stops Wildcats in seventh

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

Central Washington scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Chico State softball team 6-3 Thursday at University Softball Field.

Local briefs

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

Academic Decathlon will be Saturday in Oroville OROVILLE — The annual Academic Decathlon will be Saturday at Las Plumas High School.

Marsh Junior High honor roll released

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

CHICO — Here are Marsh Junior High School honor rolls for the first semester of the 2008-09 school year: Seventh Grade — Samson Abernathy, Shairah Acojedo, Jenna Almeida, Emily Auvinen, Brooke Barney, Joshua Barnhart, Mary Beem, Andrew

May trial date set for woman accused in fatal stabbing

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

OROVILLE — An Oroville woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering her mother and was set for a jury trial in May.

New jobless claims jump more than expected to 626,000

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:48 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New jobless claims jumped far more than expected last week in an already dismal labor market, and there's no relief in sight for workers as mass layoffs persist.

On the edge: Chico woman faces loss of home, uncertain future

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:23 AM CST

CHICO -- Late the other night, Jan Poythress tried out being homeless. She walked into Bidwell Park to see how it would be for her and her three dogs and two cats if they had to live out there.

Oroville teen jailed in pistol-whipping

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Sacramento girl was hit in the face with a firearm Tuesday night after she apparently refused to fight an Oroville woman.

Oroville's first brewery gets cooking

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:29 PM CST

OROVILLE -- The first batch of mash went into the cooker at Western Pacific Brewing & Dining at 12:45 p.

Paradise Garden Club will meet Monday

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

PARADISE — Paradise Garden Club, Inc. will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. The meeting place this month only is at Annie's Cafe annex, 5522 Skyway, Paradise.

Pennies for peace

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:23 AM CST

Sixth-graders at Parkview School count pennies in Julie Nilsson's classroom Thursday. The students have been inspired by Chico State University's 2008-09 Book in Common, "Three Cups of Tea," and have saved their pennies to support the Central Asia

Police report

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

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

Sacramento girl pistol whipped, robbed at Thermalito home

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:40 PM CST

THERMALITO — Alcohol and a dispute over a $30 iPod purchase fueled a fight at a home in the 1900 block of Seventh Street Tuesday night that led to one girl being hit with a pistol and allegedly robbed.

Sidelines: Rage ready to play home opener

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

The Chico Rage basketball team will play its home opener Sunday at the Hamilton High gym against the Concord/Walnut Creek Showtime starting at 4 p.

Sow There: Fixed kitties are the cutest

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

It's done. They're gone. All over. The kindle of kittens have all been captured. Over the past several weeks we've been on a concerted campaign to round up the kittens that first appeared on my neighbor's rooftop, then cozied up in a multi-kitten

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Lake Oroville launching to improve

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

Some good news is on the horizon for boaters wishing to launch at Lake Oroville, reported Kevin Dossey of the Department of Water Resources.

Supreme Court Justice has cancer surgery

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:29 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday for pancreatic cancer, raising the possibility that one of the ideologically divided court's leading liberals — and its only woman — might have to curtail her

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