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Friday, February 20, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Arrests made in Orland High break-in, graffiti incidents

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

ORLAND — A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of attempting to burglarize the auto shop at Orland High School early Wednesday morning, has also been tied to several graffiti incidents in Orland.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Nathan Edward McCready The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Nathan Edward McCready for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear and possession with

Butte Rose Society meets

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

The Butte Rose Society will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Chico library, corner of Sherman and East First avenues.

Butte baseball team deeper, more motivated

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

OROVILLE — Jake Gill posted a .337 batting average in Golden Valley Conference games last season.

California passes plan to close $42 billion deficit — finally

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers passed a massive tax increase Thursday along with making billions in cuts, ending a grueling week of negotiations over closing the state's $42 billion budget deficit.

Chico ballet instructor arrested for 1990s molestation

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

CHICO — Ballet instructor and professional photographer Bill Iha was arrested Wednesday on allegations he sexually molested a female student during the early 1990s, when she was as young as 13.

Chico man charged in molestation case dating back to 1990

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 10:23 AM CST

CHICO — A suspect in a child molestation case, with roots dating back to 1990, was arrested Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court.

Citizens weigh in on tax hikes

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

CHICO -- While a sales tax increase of 1 cent of the dollar has some snapping their wallet closed, some Chico residents believe a sales tax increase was the best option.

Concow Garden Club to meet March 2

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

CONCOW — A new club, the Concow Garden Club, has formed at Butte College to restore garden landscapes for people who had land burned during the Camp Fire that ravaged the Concow area last summer.

Correction

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

In a Thursday announcement of a green technology forum to be sponsored by the Oroville Economic Development Corp.

Daily Planner: February 20

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM 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.

Defensive focus: PV girls rout Bobcats at home

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

CHICO — Paradise High girls basketball coach Terrianne Brown was assessing her team's 18-percent shooting effort from the field Thursday night at Varley Gym after Pleasant Valley blasted her Bobcats 60-42.

Deputies arrest Las Plumas teacher for alleged statutory rape

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 04:33 PM CST

OROVILLE — Butte County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Las Plumas High School teacher for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of his students.

Economist: Budget stimulus could turn state around

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

CHICO — Chico State University economist David Gallo sees a positive end for California under the adopted state budget.

Editorial: Budget wasn't worth the wait

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

Our view: The budget has something for everyone to dislike, which is the sign of a good compromise, and there are even a few welcome changes.

February could be worst month yet for jobless claims

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- February is shaping up to be another brutal month of job losses: The number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits hit an all-time high of nearly 5 million, and new jobless claims are at levels not seen since the early

Good day, sunshine

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

Sam Gordon and Andrea Austin of Chico listen to Aaron Larsen play his guitar at City Plaza Thursday on the first sunny day after a series of storms.

Highlights of plan to close budget deficit

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 03:11 PM CST

The California Legislature adopted a package of bills today to fill California's $42 billion budget deficit through June 2010.

Impact of state budget deal on local government unclear

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 03:46 AM CST

Local officials scrambled Thursday to figure out the implications of the state budget passed in the wee hours that morning, with mixed results.

Las Plumas instructor accused of sex with student

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A Las Plumas High School instructor was arrested Thursday afternoon on allegations of engaging in a sexual relationship with one of his 16-year-old students.

Letter: Be careful with reassessment notice

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

Many Butte County property owners are receiving a notice this week from a private company offering to provide reassessment services for a fee.

Letter: Economy and politics

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

As to this economy and the political climate, I have two comments. One: Buy anything that you need and not what you want.

Letter: Libraries need help from all citizens

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

Under the 23 percent across-the-board cuts in Butte County department budgets for 2009-10, library services and hours will be cut, but under a plan put forth by Libraries Director Derek Wolfgram, all Butte County branches will have some hours of

Letter: Midwives should not be eliminated

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

No more babies will be delivered by midwives at Enloe Medical Center after May 1. This will end a birthing option that has been available to Chico families for more than 25 years.

Letter: Oroville insensitive toward homeless

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

I read with interest the successful census of the homeless people in Oroville. I was dismayed a few days later to see that the cooperation and trust of one of the homeless men was used against him by the code enforcement of the city of Oroville.

Local Roundup: Durham romps over Live Oak to go undefeated in SVL

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

The Durham High girls basketball team routed Live Oak 59-26 on Thursday to complete an unbeaten run through the Sacramento Valley League.

Local briefs

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

House to burn to train firefighters OROVILLE — The El Medio Fire Department will be burning a house for training 8 a.

Missing transcripts delay decision on wife-killer's fate

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

OROVILLE — A twice-convicted wife killer who was sentenced to death by a Butte County jury more than 25 years ago, will have to wait a little longer to learn his ultimate fate.

No funding available for Lake Oroville fireworks display

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

OROVILLE — The Fourth of July fireworks display at Lake Oroville probably won't happen this year for lack of funding.

Orland man pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

WILLOWS — Eduardo Raygoza, 21, of Orland, entered a plea of guilty in Glenn County Superior Court Wednesday to a charge of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.

Panther girls rout Tigers on defense

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

OROVILLE — Retrospectively, Mary Rose Thornton's layup early in the first quarter should have gotten a wild ovation from the Oroville High girls basketball team's following against Chico High.

Police report

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

Private sector looks at state budget impacts

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

CHICO — There's not a whole lot that small businesses can cheer about with the new state budget, said Chico Chamber of Commerce CEO Jolene Francis on Thursday.

Second I-5 crash death disputed

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

WILLOWS — Officials in Glenn and Butte counties said Thursday they had no information about a second person dying from a vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Interstate 5 south of Willows Wednesday morning.

Second I-5 crash death reported in error

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 05:37 PM CST

WILLOWS — Officials in Glenn and Butte counties said they have no information about a second person dying in a vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Interstate 5 south of Willows Wednesday morning.

Sidelines: Himmelspach named conference's best

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

CSU Maritime guard Taylor Himmelspach was selected as the California Pacific Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the dates of Feb.

Sow There: Die-hard plants seem to thrive on neglect

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

I've been feeling a bit guilty about drought. We live in Northern California, where we're among the last areas of the state to have mandatory water rationing.

Stay of eviction from home granted for Chico resident

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

CHICO — Jan Poythress of Chico will be able to stay in her home for the time being, said Emily Fisher, a staff attorney for Legal Services of Northern California.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Salmon fishing season setting process begins

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

The Department of Fish and Game announced that preliminary 2008 salmon season data indicates a continued and significant reduction in the return size of the Sacramento River fall-run chinook salmon stock.

UPDATE: Calif. passes plan to close $42B deficit — finally

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 03:50 PM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Legislature approved a plan to close California's $42 billion budget deficit early today after an epic battle that involved several all-night sessions, sending the governor a package of bills that raises taxes and

Weekend Gardeners Group meets

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

The Weekend Gardeners Group of the Chico Horticultural Society will be teaching ways to start your own seeds for your garden.

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