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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

11:15 a.m.: Chico man killed in late night crash on Vallombrosa

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 03:32 PM CST

CHICO — Speed is being blamed as the primary cause of a crash on Vallombrosa Avenue Thursday night that took the life of a Chico man.

Aububon Society to meet Monday

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — The practical concerns of caring for a wild animal in distress will be featured during a meeting Monday of the Altacal Audubon Society at Chico Creek Nature Center.

Big cuts: Butte County expects more than 20 percent in budget reductions

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Butte County will face budget cuts that will run at least 20 percent, and things could get worse.

Blackouts darken ridge

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 10:59 AM CST

PARADISE — Two separate blackouts, one in Paradise and a larger one in Magalia, have been reported this morning.

Chico man killed in late-night crash

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Speed is being blamed as the primary cause of a crash on Vallombrosa Avenue Thursday night that took the life of a Chico man.

Chico's sustained comeback tops PV

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — Chico High's boys registered a comeback victory Friday night at Acker Gym. Not one of those triumphant ones for the ages that occur in the final minute of the game, though.

City changing how economic development is funded

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO — The city is working to get more bang for its economic development buck, asking economic development providers to be more specific about the city's "return on investment.

Continuing storm could make for wild weekend

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 11:56 AM CST

California's Office of Emergency Services posted a special weather statement this morning warning of a "powerful storm" that "may impact Northern California over the President's Day weekend.

Correction

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

The plant of the week in Friday's Home and Garden section. the Lenten or Christmas rose, was provided by TJ's Nursery.

Daily Planner: February 14

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 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: February 15

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Events ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL, CHICO STATE: Noon. North State Symphony will offer its Young Artist Auditions for junior and high school and college students.

Democrats muscle huge stimulus through Congress

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:37 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late tonight in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

HIT — With all of the stories about dwindling animal populations, from Sacramento River salmon to eastern Tehama deer to valley pheasants to river sturgeon, the story Sunday about the elk herd near Stonyford was encouraging.

Gang unit snares two in investigation into shooting

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO — Search warrants related to a Jan. 6 shooting in Chico suspected to be gang-related were served Wednesday and resulted in the arrest of two San Diego men on unrelated charges.

Grow old with me: For these couples, love blooms in later years

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO — The reasons are simple, sweet and as old as time. "It doesn't matter how old you are. Kindred spirits have a way of finding each other.

Large pot operation raided in Butte Creek Canyon

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CENTERVILLE — A huge quantity of processed marijuana and $40,000 in cash was seized early Friday morning as three law enforcement teams searched a sprawling property on Gold Nugget Road east of Centerville Road.

Letter: Make room for youths who want to learn

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

In reference to the Feb. 8, 2009, "People on the Street," questions: "How should university student disturbances be handled?

Letter: Schools need to teach career skills

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

The Sunday editorial, "Don't neglect blue-collar jobs," tried to associate them with career/technical education (CTE), which is only marginally true.

Letter: Smoke rules an enforcement nightmare

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

How does Chico intend to enforce the ban on outlawed stoves? Will inspectors go house to house rating the stove or fireplace inserts and enter the address into a database for code enforcement to refer to in the event of a complaint?

Letter: Some workers unrealistic about economy

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Nearly 600,000 jobs were lost last month, raising the unemployment figure to 7.6 percent. I am very grateful I still have a job but I understand that in this economic environment no job is secure.

Letter: Teach them now or imprison them later

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

I am writing this letter as I noticed the irony of how the state of California wants to cut funds to its educational system, as we are facing a bulging prison population.

Local Roundup: Meagher homers again, Wildcats split twinbill

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Josh Meagher hit his third home run in two days, Mike Robbins took a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings of work and the No.

Local briefs

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

Glenn 'most wanted' folds under exposure in newspaper WILLOWS — Having a friend tell him he was featured in the newspaper Wednesday as one of Glenn's Most Wanted fugitives was too much for Justin Derek Leeds, 28.

NTSB: Plane crew saw significant ice before crash

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 08:27 PM CST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The crew of the commuter plane that fell on a house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and

No charges filed yet against riot suspects

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Lawyers for two of the suspects arrested after allegedly failing to disperse during the Jan.

Paradise's Breevaart wills win

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — Jonathan Breevaart simply wouldn't let the Paradise High boys basketball team lose its sixth straight.

Prep for love

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

Carise Quayle, owner of San Francisco Flowers, puts the finishing touches on a flower arrangement in preparation to Valentine's Day at her store Friday.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

Newcomers class planned on Sunday PARADISE — A class for newcomers to St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 5872 Oliver Road, will be held in the conference room Sunday, The class will be from 11:45 to 2:30, with lunch provided.

Senior Daily Planner

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

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

Series of winter storms pose danger, but drought's not done

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

Foothill residents woke up to a layer of fresh snow Friday, as the first of a series of powerful winter storms swept into the area overnight.

Sidelines: Flyfishers slate dinner/fundraiser

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

The Chico Area Flyfishers will hold their 38th annual dinner/fundraiser on Friday, March 6, at 5:30 p.

State lawmakers set Valentine's Day budget vote

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 08:24 PM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Will there be love between Democrats and Republicans this Valentine's Day? Although there were no assurances that enough Republicans would vote for it, both houses of the state Legislature were scheduled to vote Saturday on a

Wet pavement contributed to accident

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

A Chevrolet Silverado pickup flipped onto its side Friday evening after the driver lost control of his vehicle near the intersection of Oro Dam Boulevard and Valley View Drive in Oroville.

Willows captures big win over Durham

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

WILLOWS — Returning league MVP Cody Pastorino has been the go-to guy for the Willows High boys basketball team the past two seasons, so it might have seemed a little odd Friday night when sophomore Forrest Bateman launched a 3-point shot in

Willows police chief gets approval to seek funds for two programs

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

WILLOWS — Willows officials took action this week to seek funds for a police dog and gang-resistance education in city schools.

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