Saturday, March 14, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Ancient story retelling

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

Rabbi Mendy Zwiebel reads from the scroll of Esther (the Megilla) during a Purim party at the Chabad Jewish Center in Chico Tuesday.

Blossoms love sunshine

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:21 PM PDT

Dick Meyer takes advantage of the pleasant weather Friday to work in his garden at his home along Cypress Street in Chico.

Centerville Road blocked by fallen tree

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 05:35 PM PDT

CENTERVILLE — The California Highway Patrol reports that a fallen tree is blocking the entire southbound lane of Centerville Road, just north of the Honey Run Covered Bridge.

Daily Planner: March 14

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:45 PM PDT

Events Farmers Market: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: March 15

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:45 PM PDT

Events 15th Annual Portuguese Festa: Seatings 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. Willows Knights of Columbus Council No.

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

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:44 PM PDT

HIT — Sam Simmons and the Chico High School boys basketball team couldn't have dreamed up a better ending.

Financials lead stocks to best week since November

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 01:41 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A stunning about-face in bank shares handed the stock market its best week since November.

Fish screen study included in spending bill

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

WASHINGTON -- A $410 billion spending package approved by the Senate Tuesday included $600,000 for a study of Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District fish screens.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

Chico services today: Almond Blossom Fellowship, 2540 Zanella Way, Suite 20: Worship service; 10 a.

General Plan completion postponed

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:21 PM PDT

CHICO -- The completion of the update to Chico's General Plan will take six months longer than originally planned.

Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:45 PM PDT

ROME — An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws — evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire.

Lawsuit filed to save disabled Chicoan's home

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:21 PM PDT

CHICO -- To prevent a Chico woman from losing her home, several lawyers filed suit against three firms they accused of engaging in a "predatory lending scheme.

Letter: Make Limbaugh run for office

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:44 PM PDT

I'm excited by the prospect of Rush Limbaugh for president. — Larry Phipps, Paradise

Letter: Stance on drunk driving contemptible

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:44 PM PDT

The statement, "We don't care how the cops came to pull you over" in the March 7 "Hits and misses" editorial could not have been more wrong.

Letter: Stand up for constitutional violations

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:44 PM PDT

In my 30 some years of reading the E-R, never would I have thought I'd see the day that you blatantly condoned the right of police to violate the United States Constitution, all in the name of getting "those DUI drivers.

Letter: Third-party review could help crisis

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:44 PM PDT

I would agree with you that the courts don't need to get involved with mortgages. But. Last year a good friend of mine on the East Coast lost her mother and got hit with a large hospital bill and a demand to pay it immediately.

Local Briefs

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

Sexual assault investigation suspended PARADISE -- Paradise police announced Thursday that the department has suspended the investigation into the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman, who claimed a few weeks ago she was assaulted by three suspects

Local Roundup: Wildcats knock off Gators for 12-inning win

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 12:07 AM PDT

Desperately needing a win to snap out of an early-season slump, the Chico State baseball team got it thanks to six innings of scoreless bullpen work in a 6-5 road victory over San Francisco State in 12 innings Friday.

Local group supports event honoring military

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- Butte County residents participated in a United States Marine Corps event at the Rose Bowl last month.

Los Molinos Chamber: Proposed Highway 99 upgrades 'too drastic'

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

LOS MOLINOS -- The Los Molinos Chamber of Commerce is concerned about some of the improvements Caltrans wants to make to the portion of Highway 99 running through its downtown.

Making rounds: Delgado's name heard among best

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — For most of his one-year-plus Chico State career, Lucas Delgado has played good golf. Now, the reigning California Collegiate Athletic Association Newcomer of the Year feels he's closing in on playing winning golf.

Obama abandons term 'enemy combatant'

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 08:08 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said today that it is abandoning one of President George W.

Plea deal under negotiation in store marijuana grow

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- Court proceedings against an Oakland man accused of growing marijuana in a bargain store basement and a home in Glenn County were continued another week Friday, with hints the case may soon be resolved.

Reigious briefs

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

School, church partner for facility ORLAND — Orland Evangelical Free Church and North Valley Christian Schools have announced their partnership in a major expansion and relocation project, which will establish all facilities for both the

Relay rally is Monday

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:45 PM PDT

OROVILLE— Although she loves the Oroville community, Heidi Burns believed the town was missing something crucial to lives of its residents: a Relay for Life event.

Ridge gas leak

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

Paradise firefighters use special equipment to detect natural gas leaking from a broken line Friday morning at Blue Spruce Mobile Home Park, 7303 Pentz Road.

Saldana takes advantage to win first night of Mini Gold Cup

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — Talk about perks of winning. Joey Saldana got to drink a free Budweiser after winning $10,000.

Second rollover this week

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:20 PM PDT

Alexander Mikhaylouskiy talks on a cell phone after rolling over his van on westbound Skyway Friday morning near the Tuscan Ridge Golf Club.

Senior Planner

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:45 PM PDT

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

Sidelines: Sheley, Lane win NWAACC title

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 12:07 AM PDT

Coach Greg Sheley's Lane College women's basketball team from Eugene, Ore., won its third Northwest community college championship in the last four years Sunday with an 81-54 win over top-seeded Skagit Valley from Washington.

Tax help available through April 12

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:45 PM PDT

In cooperation with Volunteers In Tax Assistance, Chico Area Recreation District is offering income tax assistance to the elderly, disabled, and people living on limited incomes.

Teacher layoffs in Butte, Glenn top 400

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 10:21 PM PDT

By Sunday, about 332 teachers in Butte County will have received notice they might not have a job when the 2009-10 school year begins in August or September.

Teachers see red over mass pink slips

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 09:45 PM PDT

SAN JOSE — In a spring rite that has become as predictable as cherry blossoms in the nation's capital, public school employees throughout California warned of wrenching classroom cuts Friday as local officials faced a deadline for issuing

UPDATE: Nord Avenue reopened after truck rollover

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 12:48 PM PDT

CHICO — Nord Avenue has reopened after a pickup rolled over in the intersection with West Sacramento Avenue at about 11:15 a.

UPDATE: Residents return to ridge mobile home park after gas leak

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 01:28 PM PDT

PARADISE — Several residents of the Blue Spruce Mobile Home Park on Pentz Road have returned home after a natural gas line rupture forced them to evacuate this morning.


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