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Friday, March 27, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Assessor resigns, hopes to save staff job

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:40 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- Butte County's elected Assessor Ken Reimers hopes his leaving might save a job or more in his office.

Bike tunnel work gearing up again

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:41 PM PDT

CHICO -- Work on a new bike tunnel closed for the winter months should begin again as the weather warms up.

Butte County's elected assessor to resign

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 11:47 AM PDT

OROVILLE — Butte County Assessor Kenneth O. Reimers has announced he will be leaving his elective office effective April 30.

Butte's most wanted for March 27

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:40 PM PDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Peter Junior Mathis The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Peter Junior Mathis for a felony warrant charging him with forgery and grand theft.

Corrections for March 27

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:40 PM PDT

The principal of the Oroville Adult School was misnamed in Thursday's story on school spending flexibility.

Daily Planner: March 27

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

Events Chico Art Center: 7:30-9 p.m. Third annual "Artist Lecture Series" last Friday of each month, at 450 Orange St.

Editorial: Enloe needs to find a good fit

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

Our view: Constant turnover at the top hurts any organization. Enloe needs stability after four CEOs in four years.

Final Four figures to feature favorites: E-R staff makes NCAA picks

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 11:53 AM PDT

Only four teams will be left in the world-famous NCAA men's basketball tournament after the regional semifinal and final rounds, which begin today, wrap up this weekend.

First detoxification center in local area now open in Chico

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:41 PM PDT

CHICO -- The Skyway House has opened the Higgins House detoxification facility in Chico for men with chemical dependency.

Garden posture is among meeting topics

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

The Butte Rose Society will meet Tuesday, March 31 at the Chico library, Sherman and East First avenues.

Huge railroad project brings swarm of crossing guards to Chico

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:40 PM PDT

CHICO -- A massive maintenance project on Union Pacific Railroad tracks brought an army of orange-vested workers to Butte County Thursday.

Letters: Disc golf conflicts too numerous in park

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

Does the city of Chico really have an obligation to force the square peg of disc golf into the round hole of Bidwell Park?

Letters: Don't question the Park Commission

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

The hippies used to decry "little ticky tacky houses" and now that is what they are attempting to require.

Letters: Inclusionary zoning will create problems

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

Indeed. This plan will add additional complexity and cost to the development process. If the economic viability of inclusionary zoning is lacking, banks will not loan on the project.

Local Roundup: Biggs competes in MVL meet

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 11:54 AM PDT

Emilio Marquez won the 800-meter race in 2 minutes, 15 seconds for the Biggs boys at the Mid-Valley League meet held at University Prep in Redding.

Local Roundup: Panther boys crush Hornets

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:30 PM PDT

With the help of a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles from Cody Conway, the Chico High boys tennis team rolled to a 9-0 sweep of Enterprise without dropping a set on Thursday.

Local Roundup: Wildcats split with Argonauts

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 11:54 AM PDT

The Chico State softball team split its doubleheader with Notre Dame de Namur, winning 8-1 before falling 9-6, on Wednesday in Belmont.

Noon Exchange Club fetes officers of the year

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:40 PM PDT

CHICO — On Thursday, for the 63rd year in a row, the Chico Noon Exchange Club honored officers of the year from law enforcement agencies throughout Butte County.

Obama seizes bully pulpit online to pitch budget

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama seized the bully pulpit Thursday and reprised the best of his acclaimed campaign skills in an unprecedented Internet town hall from the White House — a direct sales pitch for Americans to get behind

Old time fiddlers start fiddlin' around in Oroville

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:40 PM PDT

OROVILLE — Old time fiddlers from around the state played in impromptu groups in downtown Oroville Thursday, beginning a three-day event.

Organic gardening classes begin April 19 in Chico

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

CHICO -- After a very successful debut, David Grau is again organizing a series of organic gardening classes at the Chico Grange.

Police report for March 27

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES March 19 — 700 block of Nord Avenue.

Six-year sentence given in Oroville killing

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:40 PM PDT

OROVILLE — To the dismay of the victim's friends and family, a transient drew a modest six-year prison term for a 2005 killing at a railway hobo encampment in Oroville.

State lawmakers extend unemployment benefits

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 02:30 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate today passed legislation that will extend benefits to the unemployed by 20 weeks, sending Gov.

The Nosebleed Section: Show pride when locals go big time

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 11:53 AM PDT

You've probably hit the big-time when ESPN shows highlights of you and the Associated Press is distributing photos of you all around the world.

Tough financial rules proposed — will they work?

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:39 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — Tough as they seem, will the Obama administration's strict new Wall Street rules really work?

Trial begins in rape, escape case

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 10:40 PM PDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County jury Thursday began hearing evidence in the trial of an accused rapist who escaped from custody last month from an Oroville hospital.

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