Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Evening with the Bidwells' tickets on sale

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:12 PM PDT

CHICO — A chance to dine Victorian style inside Bidwell Mansion is available again this year during Bidwell Mansion Association and California State Parks' annual "Evening with the Bidwells" fundraiser.

Communication differs between generations and can cause workplace issues

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:14 PM PDT

Today's workplace is affected by what might be a unique influence that comes from people working later in life, and the major differences among the generations.

Community Roundup: Chico Junior takes trophies at Jaycees

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

The Chico Junior High eighth-grade blue boys basketball team won the AAA division in the Crescent City Jaycees 41st annual tournament and finished the season 31-4.

County reimbursed $300,000 for courthouse addition repairs

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:14 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- With the settlement of a final lawsuit, Butte County has been reimbursed nearly $300,000 for construction problems associated with an addition to the Superior Court in Oroville a few years ago.

DUSD approves layoffs that may not happen

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:14 PM PDT

DURHAM — Bad news that may never come to pass was launched Tuesday night when the Durham Unified School District approved layoff notices for the equivalent of just more than 10 full-time faculty positions.

Daily Planner: March 11

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:12 PM PDT

Events KOLBERT BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. Bill Collins, Chico State University department of anthropology leads discussion on "Field Notes from a Catastrophe — Man, Nature, Climate Change.

Daily Planner: March 12

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:12 PM PDT

Events ARTIST RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m. for artist Lois Cohen. James Snidle Fine Arts Gallery, 254 E. Fourth St.

Editorial: Residents paying for a water park?

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:11 PM PDT

Our view: Let's hope the city of Chico has learned that parks and detention basins don't mix. Residents of a southeast Chico neighborhood have voted to tax themselves to pay for a better neighborhood park.

Gottschalks receives extension in auction date

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:13 PM PDT

CHICO -- Gottschalks has until the end of the month to find a buyer or it faces liquidation. The company received an extension from the bankruptcy court to push back its auction date two weeks, which will allow it more time to search for a buyer in

Hamilton girls fall in state playoffs

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

PALO ALTO — If fans came late to Tuesday night's CIF State NorCal Division V first round girls basketball playoff game between host Pinewood and Hamilton-Hamilton City, they missed a telling Panthers blitz in the Panther Pit.

Instructor pleads not guilty to rape charges

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:14 PM PDT

OROVILLE — After pleading not guilty to charges of statutory rape, Glenn Bruce Blakey was taken back into custody after a motion filed by the District Attorney's Office to increase the Las Plumas High School instructor's bail was granted.

Letter: Code enforcement officer goes too far

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:11 PM PDT

We think David Goyer, the city's code enforcement officer, is out of control. His power has totally gone to his head.

Letter: Letter wrong on some key points

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:11 PM PDT

A Feb. 13 letter to the E-R from Dennis Anderson, critical of County Assessor Ken Reimers, says the job of his office "is to get as much property tax monies as possible.

Letter: Native plants best for landscaping

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:11 PM PDT

Richard McGaugh's column on Chico becoming forested by landscaping reminded me of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Letter: Thank you to Caring Veterans

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:11 PM PDT

The community of Concow would like to thank Richard Snow for providing army gear to veterans and many desperate people who are surviving the winter after the summer fires.

Local Briefs

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:14 PM PDT

Group readying for creek monitoring season CHICO — The Big Chico Creek Watershed citizen monitoring program is gearing up for a sixth monitoring season.

Local Roundup: Chico boys snowboarders win state title

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

The Chico High boys snowboarding team won the CNISSF state championship after the second day of competition Tuesday at Mammoth Mountain Resort.

Madoff's lawyer says client will plead guilty

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 02:03 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff will plead guilty Thursday to 11 criminal counts including money laundering, perjury and securities, mail and wire fraud and will do so without a plea deal, knowing it carries a potential prison term of 150

Millions coming to area with passage of spending bill

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:14 PM PDT

WASHINGTON -- Federal money will be flowing to the upper ridge escape route, Hamilton City's J Levee and dozens of other north-valley projects, thanks to passage of a massive federal spending bill.

PV girls fall under the Gunn

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

CHICO — If there's one thing Pleasant Valley High coach Bob Paddock would have liked before facing Gunn High of Palo Alto, it was another day of practice.

Proposed design standards have builders concerned

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:14 PM PDT

CHICO -- Builders are concerned the city is developing guidelines that give it too much say over the design of single-family homes, down to dictating the doorknobs on front doors.

Sacramento's zone puts away Paradise girls

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

PARADISE — The crowd was screaming, the Paradise players were clicking and the Sacramento players were struggling after the Paradise High girls basketball team trailed Sacramento by one point at halftime of Tuesday's Northern California

Sidelines: All-Academic team includes Wildcats

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

Five Chico State cross country runners were among the 381 Division II athletes earning recognition as the U.

Starving Student: Common food, drinks offered at Common Grounds

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:12 PM PDT

CHICO — Caffeine and sandwiches seem to be staples in the lives of many a college student. Sandwiches are easy.

Stocks shoot higher on Citigroup profit news

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 01:48 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street has had its best day of the year, storming higher after some good news from Citigroup.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Go savory with Goat Cheese Tart with leeks

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 10:12 PM PDT

CHICO — This recipe is inspired by Alice Waters from Chez Panisse, who often made a goat cheese tart for lunch.

Valiant effort: Chico boys fall to Fairfield in Simmons' final game

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

CHICO — It's been an emotional and adversity-filled season for the Chico High boys basketball team, and it all came to an end Tuesday night in the Panthers' home gym with a 56-53 loss to Fairfield in the opening round of the Northern


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