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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

'Good Vibes' are on display at Café Coda CHICO -- Dolores Mitchell's exhibition "Good Vibes," paintings of musicians, dancers and drinkers, opens at Café Coda, 265 Humboldt Ave.

Biblio File: When pastors abuse spouses: A compassionate story

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

The story is not easy to tell. Velva Holt was a church pianist and music teacher, a writer who published numerous poems and articles through Pacific Press Publishing Association, and a pastor's wife.

Bidwell Mansion Board seats two

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

CHICO — Two new board members were seated during a meeting Feb. 6 of Bidwell Mansion Association at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 19, 2009

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 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.

Calendar highlight: Taj Mahal

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

Taj Mahal will perform at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the El Rey Theatre in Chico. The two-time Grammy winner and 2009 nominee is one of the most influential American blues and roots artists of the past half-century.

Calendar highlight: Tyler Matthew Smith

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

San Francisco's Tyler Matthew Smith will join with Chico's Kelly Brothers for a night of acoustic music, from 7-8:30 p.

County wants economic growth without footing bill

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — One goal of Butte County's General Plan 2030 is to improve the economy. And Wednesday, four members of the Board of Supervisors discussed how to achieve just that.

Cover story: Local photographer Chris Colson chases beauty in landscape

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- In a small back-room gallery, visitors walk into a world of extraordinary, expansive vistas, gorgeous geological compositions, and unexpected beauty captured in the details of light on water, trees in the mist, and mysterious abandoned

Daily Planner: February 19

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

Events BUTTE COLLEGE COYOTE ART GALLERY: Noon-2 p.m. with gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. Opening reception for "Making Marks: The Art of Contemporary Printmaking.

Daily Planner: February 20

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

Events ANTIQUE SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Benefits Sheriff's Mounted Posse. 40 vendors. Commercial Building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.

Editorial: Drivers need to adjust for winter

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

Our view: Wet roads make everyone a worse driver, and we need to adjust accordingly. A lot of us live in California partly because the weather's really nice most of the time.

Entertainment calendar for Feb. 19-25

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

Thursday, FEB. 19 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS COPA DEL ORO, Oroville: Feather River Gypsies. 6-8 p.m. No cover. EL REY THEATRE: Lee "Scratch" Perry, a Grammy award-winning reggae and dub artist.

Former grand juror faces prosecution

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A former Butte County grand juror faces criminal charges over the alleged disclosure of information she received while serving on the public watchdog group.

He Said, She Said movie review: Clint Eastwood's 'Gran Torino' was good, but not great

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

"Gran Torino" stars Clint Eastwood in a film he directed about an aging man and the immigrant family who moves in next door.

KPAY says morning news may not go

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — A day after KPAY radio announced it was dropping its local morning news show, Deer Creek Broadcasting general manager Dino Corbin said it wasn't a done deal.

Las Plumas student accosted in class

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Las Plumas High School student was attacked Tuesday afternoon, after an unidentified male brazenly walked into the student's classroom and punched him in the back of the head while school was in session.

Lawyers hope to halt woman's eviction

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — A woman facing eviction from the home her parents left her may be able to remain there at least temporarily.

Letter: Current events prove voting matters

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

I was thinking: When you talk to people about politics, many say, "It doesn't matter who is in charge in Washington.

Letter: Don't discredit all students

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

I would like to take a minute to respond to Michael M. Peters' justification of the student bonfire at Sixth and Chestnut as the result of the amygdala causing young people to be irrational and reckless.

Letter: New code will help Concow rebuild

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

In Saturday's "Hits and misses," the E-R editors failed to hit the mark by being miss-informed. The "safeguards" the editors are worried about are already included in the simplified building code being considered by the Board of Supervisors for the

Local Briefs

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Delta plan meeting next month CHICO — A meeting March 6 in Chico will be one of several statewide meetings for public input on the scope of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

Local Roundup: Butte nabs crucial conference triumph

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 03:46 AM CST

The Butte College men's basketball team controls its own destiny now for the Golden Valley Conference title after taking out Feather River 73-64 Wednesday in the Golden Eagles' home gym in Quincy.

Local Roundup: Hamilton girls earn crucial win over East Nicolaus

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 06:10 AM CST

With the Mid-Valley League girls basketball title on the line, first-place Hamilton used a solid second-half effort to beat second-place East Nicolaus 59-50 on Tuesday night in East Nicolaus.

Music preview: Afro-Cuban All Stars bring some Latin soul to Laxson

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- It is with some resentment that I write this preview for one of my favorite groups, the Afro-Cuban All Stars.

Music preview: Cherish the Ladies play traditional Irish music

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- "With a full house screaming at you, you can't complain," quipped Joanie Madden, cofounder and leader of Cherish the Ladies, the world-renowned eleven-member touring group of traditional Irish musicians and dancers.

Music preview: Country Joe brings Woody Guthrie to Sierra Nevada's Big Room

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- Country Joe and the Fish were, at the very least, a significant footnote to the history of the 1960s.

Music preview: Guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter surfs into Chico

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- With a surfboard under his arm, and a guitar slung over his back, Donavon Frankenreiter hits Chico State University's Bell Memorial Union Auditorium for a music gig on Feb.

Music preview: North State Symphony's 2009 season opens with world premiere

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- The North State Symphony will open its 2009 season with something old and something new at the Cascade Theatre in Redding on Feb.

Newspaper rack vandalism continues

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Following a crime trend being reported around the nation, incidents of newspaper rack vandalism and thefts are up in the local area.

North State Voices: Growing up in nature cures many ills

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

Growing up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, nature was my playground, the woods behind our house a second home.

PAWS focus is large dogs for Spay Day USA

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

CHICO — Beginning Tuesday and running through March, Paws of Chico Spay Neuter Program will offer special financial assistance to low-income people who need help with the spaying or neutering of dogs that are 40 pounds and larger.

Panthers help stretch cause with win

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — A bigger chunk of fourth place in the Eastern Athletic League boys basketball standings fell gently into Chico High's possession on Wednesday night.

Performing arts review: 'The Vagina Monologues' mark V-Day with humor, tears

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

CHICO -- Based on 200 interviews of women's sexual experiences, Eve Ensler's "'The Vagina Monologues' gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who (sees) it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in

Performing arts review: Bellydance Superstars mesmerize audience with dance

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- It was a celebration of the female form in motion with shimmies, twists, snake arms and belly flutters as more than a dozen dancers graced Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium stage on Valentine's Day for a single night performance of

Prep Athlete of the Week: Chandler doing it all for Wolverines

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Holly Chandler suffers from writer's block, just not while she's writing. Biggs High's junior center has recorded some lofty numbers this past week, and they correlate to her lofty height.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Diamond working harder for state push

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Doing one more lap is adding up for Oroville High wrestler Brandon Diamond. In the end, it'll likely help him hold the biggest number of all in Tiger wrestling history.

School Time for Feb. 19

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

A workshop for students interested in participating in the Chico Science Fair, to be held during the week of March 30, will be held 4-6 p.

Second Chico Lotto sting nets mini-mart owner

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — Officers with the California Lottery Law Enforcement Division made their second trip to Chico in as many days Wednesday, this time to arrest the owner of the Reliance gas station and convenience mart at East First and Mangrove avenues.

Second update: Woman dies in wreck on I-5; three injured

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 02:30 PM CST

WILLOWS — One person died in an accident that closed northbound Interstate 5 near Willows this morning.

Solar panels stolen from roof of school

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO -- Nearly four dozen solar panels were removed from arrays on the roof at Little Chico Creek School, probably last weekend.

State budget update 8 a.m.: GOP senators oust leader

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 10:05 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — California Democrats renewed their push Wednesday for the needed vote to pass a plan to fix a multibillion dollar budget deficit after another all-night legislative session failed to break the log jam.

Sun power: Butte College unveils newest solar array

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

BUTTE VALLEY -- With national attention being focused on renewable energy policies, Butte College proved its leadership in use of solar power by unveiling its newest set of energy-capturing panels Wednesday.

The Nosebleed Section: Referees' ties don't dictate their calls

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Here's proof that not everything in life is fair: I flipped a quarter 100 times here in the newsroom and came up with 51 tails and 49 heads.

Theater briefs

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

Music symposium offers three concerts CHICO -- The fifth annual Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium will take place Feb.

Two Paradise schools administrative positions to be dropped

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

PARADISE — The Paradise Unified School District board of trustees approved several money-saving measure at Tuesday night's meeting, including the elimination of two full-time positions from the district office.

Two die in single-car accident on I-5 near Willows

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

WILLOWS — An Oregon man and woman died and two men were injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 5 near Willows.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM 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.

When water is everything

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

CHICO — Most Americans simply turn on a faucet to receive a cool drink of clean water. But in countless countries around the globe, millions of women and children walk hours for the life source, only to find water that most Americans would

Working to prevent teen suicide: It's all about listening, action

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO -- Preventing suicide in teens or younger can be as simple as listening without judgment or as complex as being admitted to an out-of-town hospital.

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