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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Bus crashes in Arizona, killing 7 Chinese

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 04:44 AM CST

DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A tour bus overturned on a highway near the Hoover Dam on Friday, killing seven Chinese nationals and injuring at least 10 other people, authorities said.

Campus leaders condemn students' disruptive behavior

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

CHICO -- Campus and community leaders gathered in front of the Chico City Council Chambers at noon Friday to respond to the events of the night before, which included four arrests, a burn injury and damaged police cars.

Campus shuttle service expands to weekends

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

CHICO — Chico State University has recently expanded its Campus Connection shuttle service, now offering students, staff and campus visitors a ride to their car or to nearby housing seven nights a week from 6 p.

Daily Planner: February 1

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

Events CHESTER SLED DOG RACES: Starts at 8 a.m. Meets behind Cedar Lodge, highways 36 and 89, Chester.

Daily Planner: January 31

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

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

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

HIT — It's rare to see Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown agree on something.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Wrath of God," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Gators hit late shot to beat Chico State men

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

CHICO — Justin Argenal spent 36 minutes being everywhere the Chico State men's basketball team needed him to be.

Lawyer: BART cop used wrong weapon

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:32 AM CST

OAKLAND (AP) — The transit officer who killed an unarmed man on a train platform may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun when firing on a suspect he believed had a weapon, his lawyer said Friday.

Letter: Department's tone starts with its leader

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

Your Jan. 25 editorial on the Paradise resisting-arrest case was right on, as far as it goes. Two police officers accused of using excessive force, in such a short period of time, seems a little (excuse the pun) excessive.

Letter: Hyphens separate America by race

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

Suppose a black person who was born in the United States to black parents who were also born here were to emigrate to an African country.

Letter: Support your local newspapers

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

Regarding David Little's Sunday column on "the value of newspapers," I'm reminded of words from Thomas Jefferson: "The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to

Local Roundup: Strickland pitches Roadrunners to win in opener

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 04:46 AM CST

Tommy Strickland allowed five hits and one unearned run in six innings and the Butte College baseball team won its season opener 6-1 over DeAnza College on Friday in Cupertino.

Local briefs

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

'Tipsy Tow' Program Helps Keep Drinking Drivers off Roads AAA of Northern California will take you and your car home for free if you've been drinking during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

McNelish is acting Durham schools chief

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

DURHAM — Temporally stepping into the job in Durham Unified School District is a homecoming for Don McNelis, superintendent of the Butte County Office of Education.

Minor effects on local court operations seen from budget impasse

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

OROVILLE -- The current budget crisis in Sacramento could delay certain projects and leave open vacant staff positions in the Butte County Superior Court, but at least for now it is not expected to materially affect court calendars or other public

Natural Wonders: Birds and bird lovers take center stage at Snow Goose Festival

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

Last weekend, Jan. 22-25, people were for the birds in Butte County country, as the annual Snow Goose Festival highlighted the feathered kingdom.

PV boys rebound to top Bobcats at home

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

CHICO — The word of the night Friday at Varley Gym was rebound. Pleasant Valley High's boys basketball team did it and Paradise didn't, which paved the way for a 59-46 Vikings victory.

Parties overflow into riot: Four arrests made in student neighborhood

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

CHICO -- A crowd of several hundred young people, attracted by three open parties, choked West Sixth Street near Chestnut shortly before midnight Thursday, igniting a large bonfire and throwing objects at police officers attempting to restore order.

Physician: Oroville Hospital deaths not unexpected

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

OROVILLE — The low rating Oroville Hospital received in one part of a recent state report does not represent a lapse in quality, according to Dr.

Police presence to get boost for Super Bowl Sunday

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

Butte County's eight law enforcement agencies will treat Super Bowl Sunday as a maximum enforcement period, with an extra contingent of officers out looking for impaired drivers.

Rabbi offers class on women of Bible

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

CHICO — Ever since she came to Chico, Rabbi Julie Danan has taught a Saturday-morning class. The topics have varied, but they typically relate to the Bible in one way or another.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:34 AM CST

Acupuncture treatment available Sundays CHICO — Jennie Hammett will offer acupuncture treatment at the Shalom Free Clinic between 1 and 4 p.

Senior Planner

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

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

Walking with a twist: Pole walking puts arms, legs in sync

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 12:33 AM CST

CHICO — Go for a simple walk, take it up a notch with poles and it becomes urban pole walking. Anne Feather-Welsh has taken up pole walking and found it a better workout than the jogging she did for years.

Friday, January 30, 2009

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Spirit Flags' adorn Forest Avenue median

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:32 AM CST

CHICO -- A new art project on Forest Avenue hopes to pass some uplifting "spirit" to passing drivers.

Aero Union Corp. head Terry Unsworth dies at 55

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO -- British-born Terry Unsworth, 55, the face of aerial tanker manufacturer Aero Union Corp., has died.

Aero Union chief Terry Unsworth has died

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 04:53 PM CST

Terry Unsworth, the face of aerial tanker manufacturer Aero Union in Chico, has died. Unsworth died Wednesday afternoon.

Black bear found on upper park hiking trail Wednesday died Thursday

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO -- A mature black bear found ill on a hiking trail Wednesday in upper Bidwell Park died overnight Thursday, according to California Department of Fish and Game biologist Henry Lomeli.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Brian Christopher Estes The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Brian Christopher Estes for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, violation of

CUSD facing bleak financial future

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:32 AM CST

CHICO -- The Chico Unified School District's board of trustees were painted a bleak financial picture this week.

Cat returns home after being away for more than a year

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

PARADISE -- There's a lot to be said about being at the right place at the right time. Claude and Sandra Blodget lost their cat Max in November 2006 from their home off Buschman Road in Paradise.

Chico State student injured in jump over metal fence

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 04:12 PM CST

CHICO — A Chico State University student was injured shortly before noon when he attempted to scale a metal fence behind the University Village apartments, a housing facility owned by the college on Nord Avenue.

Chico State student skewered while climbing over metal fence

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

CHICO -- A Chico State University student was injured shortly before noon when he attempted to scale a six-foot metal fence beside the University Village apartments, a housing facility owned by the college on Nord Avenue.

Colorful draw: LP soccer rallies to avoid defeat at hands of rival Tigers

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — First struggling and later scurrying just to break even against a lower-caliber Butte View League competitor on Thursday evening actually did not seem like such a bad deal for the third-place Las Plumas High boys soccer team.

Correction

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

A story in Thursday's Enterprise-Record had an incorrect life expectancy for the sister of a slain Chico man, Chad Keichler, without a bone marrow transplant from her brother.

County says $13.72 million in debts are 'uncollectible'

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:32 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Banks aren't the only institutions that have to deal with bad debts, a point that was underscored this week when Butte County declared nearly $13.

Daily Planner: January 30

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Events ARTIST RECEPTIONS: 5-7 p.m. 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway. Reception for "as is," by artist Sheri Simons, and "Santiago's Arc," by James Kuiper.

First Responder donates rescue chairs to fire departments

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO -- Getting people with limited mobility down a flight of stairs or through narrow mobile home doorways in an emergency can be dangerous for rescuers.

Fraud alert: Offer allegedly coming from Wal-Mart is bogus

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Some local Wal-Mart customers reported getting e-mails Thursday that appear to come from the company, and offer to put $150 into a debit or credit card account just for filling out a short customer satisfaction survey form.

Fraud alert: Online survey from 'Walmart' is bogus

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 03:55 PM CST

Local Walmart customers report getting e-mails which appear to come from the company, and offer to put $150 into a debit or credit card account just for filling out a short customer satisfaction form.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich thrown out of office

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 06:52 PM CST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office today without a single lawmaker rising in his defense, ending a nearly two-month crisis that erupted with his arrest on charges he tried to sell Barack Obama's vacant

Letter: Careful what you wish for

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

It is a daily refrain in our local newspaper. Citizens bemoan the fact that so few products seem to be made in our country.

Letter: Council submits to scare tactics

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

I don't understand the Jan. 22 headline: "Chico officers won't take raises." I read the contract. It gave them a 4 percent raise retroactive to 2008.

Letter: Farmers markets around in winter, too

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Your AP story on the growth (and cheeriness) of winter farmers markets Jan. 25 is a heartening indicator of localization movement.

Letter: Keep Congress away from our investment

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

The sad shape of Social Security and its related programs is the direct result of congressional mishandling.

Local Roundup: Forbis doubles her pleasure in CHS victory

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Karlee Forbis' double-double — 15 points, 10 rebounds — drove the Chico High girls basketball team to an Eastern Athletic League victory over Oroville, 60-30 Thursday night at Chico High.

Officers named to receive MADD DUI awards

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Mothers Against Drunk Driving will recognize 14 officers from Butte County law enforcement agencies who made a large number of driving under the influence arrests last year.

Orland middle school honor roll listed

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

ORLAND — The following students are on the honor roll for C.K. Price Middle School for the fall semester of the 2008/09 school year.

Plea bargain ends Chico soldier's statutory rape case

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A Chico soldier who recently returned from Iraq has accepted a plea bargain in a pending statutory rape case.

Police Report

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

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

Police disperse large crowd at westside disturbance; at least two arrests made

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 04:45 AM CST

CHICO — A crowd of several hundred young people choked Sixth Street near Chestnut shortly before midnight Thursday, igniting a large bonfire that attracted hundreds more.

Sidelines: Atkins makes all-state third team

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Chico High cross country runner Kody Atkins was named to the dyestatcal.com girls' freshman cross country all-state third team.

Sow There: Doing the right thing

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

We visited my mother this weekend and made a point of getting home early Sunday afternoon in hopes that we would be able to trap some stray kittens.

Steve Carson's "Outdoors": Lake Oroville coho salmon eggs hatching at FRH

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Some good news and some bad news regarding Lake Oroville-related fisheries was released this week by Department of Water Resources biologist Eric See.

Upper park bear dies overnight

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 04:44 PM CST

CHICO — A mature black bear found ill on a hiking trail Wednesday in upper Bidwell Park died overnight, according to California Department of Fish and Game biologist Henry Lomeli.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A new direction — InnerView: After accident, Sheila Burson reworks her life plan

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:39 PM CST

"I love Christmas," she said, looking around the room that is filled with twinkle lights and decorations.

American Cancer Society has Daffodil Days online

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

CHICO — Daffodil Days, a spring time fundraising project of the American Cancer Society, is being conducted online through Feb.

Art briefs

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

Reoutt's paintings, monoprints on display through February CHICO -- Steve Reoutt's paintings and monoprints are on display through February at James Snidle Fine Arts, 254 E.

Bear found in upper Bidwell Park tranquilized, relocated

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO -- A black bear discovered near Brown's Hole in upper Bidwell Park Wednesday afternoon was tranquilized and relocated.

Bear found in upper park relocated

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO — A black bear discovered near Brown's Hole in upper Bidwell Park Wednesday afternoon was tranquilized and relocated.

Bette Midler performs at Caesar's Palace

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

LAS VEGAS --Bette Midler, 63, still has the pizzazz to hold an audience of 2,000 people in the palm of her hand.

Biblio File: Paradise educator publishes series of 'how-to-do-life' books

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

Nancy Marie Barnes writes that "service to others" is her guiding principle. The retired Paradise educator has published a series of books "for sharing with and helping others .

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Jan. 29, 2009

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 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.

By JEFF LARSON-MediaNews Group

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

With one Tiger victory through the first five matches, Paradise jumped out to a 30-6 lead before its big guns, senior Kenny Skillman (No.

Calendar highlight: Arj Barker

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

A.S Presents is bringing comedian Arj Barker to Chico State University's Harlen Adams Theatre on Wednesday.

Chico man accused of participating in craigslist.com fraud scheme

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO — A Chico man surrendered to police Wednesday on allegations he participated in an international scheme that defrauded craigslist.

County department heads, assistants may not get raises

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — Butte County's department heads and their top assistants may not be getting raises they expected.

Cover story: Awe-inspiring acrobats astonish area audience

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

CHICO -- It was inspiring to see the Peking Acrobats on the night of Barack Obama's inauguration. On a day in which Americans were urged by a new leader to rise to meet big national challenges, the Peking Acrobats served as a reminder of how much

Daily Planner: January 29

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5-7 p.m. Reception for "Global Gangsters" by Chico artist Peter Jodaitis, with artist's talk at 6 p.

Daily Planner: January 30

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

Events ARTIST RECEPTIONS: 5-7 p.m. 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway. Reception for "as is," by artist Sheri Simons, and "Santiago's Arc," by James Kuiper.

Durham schools superintendent ousted from job

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

DURHAM — Barbara Gaskin, the embattled superintendent of the Durham Unified School District, has been removed from her position by the district's board of trustees.

Editorial: Cowardice passes problem to others

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Our view: The state government makes a mess and then leaves smaller local governments and school districts to clean it up.

Entertainment calendar for Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

Thursday, JAN. 29 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS COPA DEL ORO, Oroville: Feather River Gypsies. 6-8 p.m. No cover. Ongoing.

Fair View High move on table: Possibility of its relocation shakes up elementary school plans

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO —A month-long discussion on reorganizing Chico Unified School District's elementary schools shifted this week.

Four-wheel flotation device

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Chico Cal Fire Capt. Sean Norman, decked out in what's referred to as a "dry suit," took a brief swim in Pine Creek on Wednesday to hitch a ride with a vehicle floating in the water.

Fraud watch

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Law enforcement agencies in Butte and Glenn counties have recently been alerted to the following alleged frauds and scams.

Gold Country Casino lays off 50 employees

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — The cards have stacked against Gold Country Casino as a result of the economic downturn, forcing the casino and hotel to recently lay off 50 employees.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Slumdog Millionaire' is a quirky masterpiece

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

"Slumdog Millionaire" tells the story of an impoverished Indian youth who mysteriously knows all the answers on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Home is where the tarp is. ... but wherever that may be, many facing homelessness often go unnoticed by society

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE — They are invisible. They camp in out-of-the way places in makeshift shelters made from tarps, tents and garbage bags.

House stimulus package includes $32 billion for California

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:39 PM CST

SACRAMENTO --California stands to get as much as $32 billion from an economic stimulus package approved Wednesday by the House of Representatives.

Huge stimulus bill passes House as Obama prods

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill tonight with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration's

Letter: City's idea of art a waste of money

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

My husband and I drove down Forest Avenue to get a good look at the latest expensive art project funded by the city.

Letter: Important lesson in disco golf controversy

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

I have never been a disc golf advocate. However, I am totally against the radical environmentalists who believe anything they oppose has no place in our society.

Letter: Police get raises - and much more

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

The Jan. 22 headline declares "Cops won't take raises." Unfortunately that's all a lot of people will read.

Letter: The constitution is whole

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

On Jan. 20, 2009, Americans celebrated a wonderful day. It was not that for the 44th time we witnessed the peaceful transition of power, a most unlikely occurrence anywhere else on God's green earth.

Local Roundup: Panthers prevail at home

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Forward Kevin Loustale scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Chico High boys basketball team in a 58-51 Eastern Athletic League home win over Foothill on Wednesday night.

Molestation suspect waives hearing in case

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — A suspect captured in Mexico and returned to Butte County to face multiple child molestation charges, waived a preliminary hearing in the case Wednesday and was ordered held for trial.

Music preview: Memphis Charlie and friends play Sierra Nevada's Big Room

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

CHICO -- The word "legend" gets thrown around rather promiscuously, but Charlie Musselwhite has surely earned that status.

Music review: Children, teens take center stage for 'Monster Piano Concert'

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:39 PM CST

CHICO -- Sixteen keyboards were manned by two to three music students at a time, working together to impress a nearly full-house with their favorite songs at Laxson Auditorium on Saturday evening.

Music review: S.F. Symphony brings three centuries of music to Laxson

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:41 PM CST

CHICO -- Virtually every inch of Laxson Auditorium's stage was occupied last Thursday night when the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra came to town and nearly 60 musicians took their places to perform Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony in E Minor, Opus 64.

Normal St. Bar murder suspect given 40 to life

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE — Following highly emotional statements in court from both the defendant's and victim's families Wednesday, a one-time Chico State University student was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a three-year-old fatal bar shooting.

North State: Time to look ahead to looking back

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Look ahead for a moment. Picture yourself when you are very old. As you sit in your rocking chair, you reflect on the life you have lived & What kind of life do you want to be looking back upon?

Offshore California oil drilling deal could be scuttled

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:39 PM CST

LOS ANGELES -- An agreement paving the way for the first oil drilling off the California coast in nearly 40 years has run into unexpected opposition that may sink it altogether Thursday.

Orland artist shows 'Puttin' on the Dog' exhibit

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

ORLAND -- Animal portrait artist Jane Conner King, of Orland, will display her work in an exhibit titled "Puttin' on the Dog," from Tuesday through Feb.

PV hits the pin and wins

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — The word "safely" caused quite the stir late on Wednesday night in Varley Gym, where Pleasant Valley's wrestling team edged Chico High 32-26 on a final-match pin by heavyweight Ken Young.

Possible suspect identified in Los Molinos pot homicide

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 12:25 PM CST

LOS MOLINOS — The Tehama County Sheriff's Office is seeking Gustavo Garcia in connection with the shooting death of Los Molinos resident Clarence Craig Puckett, 48, during a home invasion robbery Tuesday targeting marijuana.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Struble copping necessary Bulldog attitude

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Call Gridley High basketball player Lily Struble "The Enforcer." The junior post not only has been enforcing her scoring prowess on the low block for the Bulldogs but also is preparing for a career enforcing the laws of the land.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Swaim rolling with role changes

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Mycal Swaim has consistently been making progress as a rebounder this season because of an injury to teammate Shawn Moore.

Republican Women have new officers

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:39 PM CST

CHICO — Thursa Andrew has taken the helm of Chico Republican Women Federated for 2009. Others serving with her are: Jackie Santos, first vice president; Sally Coupe-Canfield, second vice president; MaryLou Johnson, third vice president; Cindy

Schooltime

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Announcements The Pleasant Valley High School counseling office will be presenting a night for parents of junior at 7 p.

Suspect named in Los Molinos marijuana slaying

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

LOS MOLINOS — Tehama County Sheriff's deputies are offering $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of a 17-year-old boy who is suspected of killing a Los Molinos man early Tuesday morning.

The Nosebleed Section: Chico fans chant like champions

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

I'm nominating Chico to be Chant City USA. In the case that there hasn't been one named yet, then Chico gets to hold the title until some other city does a better job of concocting clever crowd chants at sporting events.

Theater briefs

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

The Who's 'Tommy' rocks Blue Room CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre will present The Who's "Tommy" at 7:30 p.

Theater preview: Controversial drama 'Blackbird' comes to 1078 Gallery

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

CHICO -- The Rogue Theatre presents "Blackbird," a contemporary work by Scottish playwright David Harrower, showing at the 1078 Gallery on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Feb.

Time capsule from 1959 opened at Chico State

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO — They don't make aluminum foil the way they used to. That was one affirmation after a time capsule buried in 1959 was unearthed Wednesday in preparation for the upcoming Alumni Weekend at Chico State University.

Volunteers tally Butte's homeless

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO — More than 100 volunteers spent time Wednesday helping to count and survey homeless people around Butte County.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:40 PM 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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Aanestad seeks better peer review process for doctors

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Sam Aanestad wants to improve the way doctors are reviewed by their peers.

Bicyclist who ran over tot gets sentenced

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

OROVILLE — A man who struck a young girl while riding his bicycle on a downtown Oroville sidewalk was sentenced to two years probation Friday.

Campus Clips for Jan. 27

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Freshman application closes this week Chico State has received enough applications to build a targeted class of 2,200 new freshmen for the fall 2009 semester.

Car-to-car shooting near Orland leaves questions

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

ORLAND — A vehicle-to-vehicle shooting Monday evening left officials with little information. Two men were traveling east on County Road 18 at around 6:40 p.

Chico State's Meriam library now home to print gallery

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

CHICO — Many people who have lived in Chico for a long time have seen parts of the Janet Turner Print collection, but with 3,000 works of art, very few have seen all of it.

Chico plastic surgeon disciplined by state for multiple reasons

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

CHICO — A Chico plastic surgeon has been disciplined by the state Medical Board after being accused of unprofessional conduct, negligence and incompetence.

Chicoans traveling to South Africa this summer to build homes

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

CHICO -- A group of Chico residents will be among the first Americans to build houses in South Africa through Southern California's Amor Ministries.

City park projects suffer because of funding freeze

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

CHICO — The state's cash flow problem is having some impact on city park projects, with some going forward and others at a standstill.

Correction for Jan. 27

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

The Community Legal Information Center gives local residents legal information, not advice, as stated in an article Monday.

Daily Planner: January 27

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Events WATER SMART FIRE SAFE WORKSHOP: 4-8 p.m. "Be Water Smart and Fire Safe in Your Rural Environment.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Nelson claims back-to-back club victories

Posted: 27 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

Sharon Nelson took first in the first flight of the Lake Oroville Women's Golf Club Selective Nine Tournament last week with a net 27.

Groups for Jan. 27

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Classroom activities workshop planned CHICO — Classroom-tested activities will be featured during a music education workshop Saturday, presented by Mount Lassen Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association.

Home Depot to cut 7,000 jobs, close Expo chain

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

CHICAGO — Home Depot Inc. plans to eliminate 7,000 jobs while shutting down its smaller home improvement brands as the recession continues to batter the nation's housing market.

Honor rolls

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Champion Christian's top students CHICO — Here is the Champion Christian School honor roll for the first semester of the 2008-2009 school year: Seventh Grade — Bailey Rau, Melissa Reynolds, Stacy Stephens, Megan Bladorn, Thomas Lockwood,

Huge annual bull sale starts today in Red Bluff

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

RED BLUFF — The Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale gets under way today with sifting and grading of bulls starting at 10:30 a.

Hundred hats

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

It was the 100th day of school Monday, and a 100-year-old made it special for a class of Citrus School kindergartners.

Icy roads reported in Paradise

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 09:47 AM CST

PARADISE — Law enforcment officials are reporting icy intersections on the Skyway at Wagstaff and Bille roads.

Letter: Leave judgment to God

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Belief in God is made easy by a frightening alternative — that humans are at the top of the consciousness food chain.

Letter: Scholarship Association appreciates help

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

The board of directors of the Chico Community Scholarship Association would like to thank Frank Kennemer and his delightful staff at the Outback Steakhouse for their generosity.

Letter: Teachers, students help keep music alive

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Having attended the Junior High Honor Band and Select Choir concert at Laxson Auditorium Jan. 17, I feel compelled to express my gratitude to all of those who put in the countless hours to make this event happen.

Letter: Voters want a left-leaning commission

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Just once in a while, try being on the public's side of an issue. Your contentious, demeaning statements about Planning Commission appointments and the citizens who, without pay, provide this service are incorrect and inexcusable.

Local Roundup: Hamilton girls defeat Liberty Christian

Posted: 27 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

Aubrey Bekendam scored 14 points and had 14 rebounds, Devoney Platt also scored 14 points and the Hamilton High girls basketball team defeated Liberty Christian 52-48 on Monday in a nonleague home win.

Obama targets greenhouse gases, fuel efficiency

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 04:17 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama took aim today at the lofty but long elusive goal of making the nation more energy independent, ordering reviews that could lead to tougher auto emission standards in states and higher pressure on

Retired supervisor hit again by tornado

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

PRINCETON -- Lightning might not hit the same place twice according to lore, but for retired Glenn County Supervisor Keith Hansen, tornadoes do.

Sidelines: Paradise's Pitts named all-state

Posted: 27 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

Paradise High linebacker Cody Pitts was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State football team's third team after helping lead the Bobcats to the Northern Section Division I championship last season.

Students step into spring semester

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

It was back to business for students at Chico State University and Butte College who returned to classes Monday after winter break.

Monday, January 26, 2009

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'Sideshows' is museum's latest circus exhibit installment

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

CHICO -- Chico Museum's "Chico, Circus Town" that continues through Father's Day has opened its next installment, "Sideshows, Freak Shows and the Wonders of the Midway," through Feb.

Change from parallel to diagonal begins: Long-delayed south campus neighborhood project aims to ease load on downtown parking

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

CHICO -- Work is under way in a long-planned change in parking in the south campus neighborhood that seeks to lighten the load on parking in downtown.

Daily planner for January 26

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Democrats: No quick fix for economy

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

"We're off and running, but it's going to get worse before it gets better," said Vice President Joe Biden, taking the lead on a theme echoed by other Democratic officials on the Sunday talk shows.

Get to know H2O: Crafts, art teach kids about the environment

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Children played with water and oil paint Sunday to make art and to learn about oil spills during a "Get to Know H20" activity at the Lake Oroville Visitors Center.

Letter: Better pay means better care

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

The study made by an E-R reporter about nursing homes did not include a vital factor: money. The CNAs who do the major part of the basic work are not paid enough — period.

Letter: Biofuels can have negative impacts

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

"Palm oil frenzy ..." (E-R, Jan. 19) is not the only biofuel event that "threatens to wipe out" something.

Letter: Herger rejects insurance for children

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

Once again Wally Herger shows how little he really cares about people. This time he voted against the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.

Letter: Sowell doesn't tell whole story

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

Thomas Sowell claims, "The Israelis traded land for peace, but they have never gotten the peace, so they should take back the land.

Letter: State, county need to tackle jail reforms

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

In the mid-1980s the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation dropped the "rehabilitation" part of its name.

Logue wants to repeal greenhouse gas law

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Linda, is kicking off his time in the Legislature with a bill that is sure to incite controversy.

News from our past

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Planners tour areas of conflict' Urban development in the greater Chico area came in for close inspection Saturday .

States may gain power over emissions standards

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

The move is significant on two fronts: It could empower states to set tougher standards in targeting emissions, which are blamed for contributing to global climate change; and it would be another swift reversal by Obama of Bush administration

Supervisors to discuss flood maps, animal facilities

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

OROVILLE — Flood maps that could have a significant economic impact on much of Butte County and a decision that will chart the future of a popular exotic animal facility will both be on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Butte County

Yes, some things really are FREE

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

"Free" is a dubious word and inspires suspicion in the hearts of those who have seen too many scams and know better than to trust it.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

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'The Litter Box': Awkward stage for Wildcats as programs retool

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

Here's the thing about rebuilding a program: The word itself means something was broken in the first place.

All About Us: Paint color has nothing to do with home values

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

DURHAM — I live in a purple house trimmed in fuchsia and periwinkle. Purple houses aren't for everyone.

All for the birds: Snow Goose Festival offers activities for the novice and the serious birder

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

CHICO -- The four-day Snow Goose Festival that ends today tracked and spotted migrating birds with more than 70 events for the casual bird watcher and the serious birder.

Butte women top Knights at Cowan — again

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

OROVILLE — A loss on Saturday night would have damaged the Butte College women's basketball team in two areas.

Couch inside travel trailer catches fire

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

PARADISE — The interior of a travel trailer in Paradise caught fire Saturday afternoon, but a neighbor and firefighters saved it from further damage.

County search and rescue unit seeks volunteers

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

CHICO — The Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue unit is looking for volunteers with the time, energy and desire to serve the community in life-threatening emergencies.

Daily Planner: January 25

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

Events SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL: Field trips to three counties start as early as 6:30 a.m. Free (and some $2, $5) activities and workshops for kids and adults at Chico Family Masonic Center, 1110 W.

Daily Planner: January 26

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Editorial: Paradise native clears his name

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Our view: It cost $20,000 to fight the charges police leveled against him, but Harold Funk felt he had no choice.

Educating a nation one girl at a time

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

CHICO — It starts with one girl. What she learns in school, she shares with her parents, who will begin to participate in her school.

French get nice birthday gift

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

Some people consider it sport to make fun of the French, but I think they are brilliant. Or at least their president is.

Glenn County tornado damages barn

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 06:07 PM CST

PRINCETON — A tornado touched ground this afternoon during a severe thunderstorm in southern Glenn County, dealing some damage to a barn.

Glenn child support services future unclear

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

WILLOWS — There are several options for the direction the Glenn County Child Support Services Agency will take when the current director retires.

Honey bees could be in short supply

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

CHICO -- Honey bees used for crop pollination are taking a beating due to a variety of factors, some of which are not fully understood.

In: New supervisor finds first days demanding

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

OROVILLE -- While Steve Lambert has been on the Butte County Board of Supervisors for less than a month, he is already experiencing the governmental equivalent of what high school athletes call "hell week.

Las Plumas grad will serve with Peace Corps in Rwanda

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Las Plumas High School graduate Jessica McGhie is trading in the streets of Oroville for the war-torn country of Rwanda, becoming one of the first Peace Corps volunteers to enter the eastern African nation in 15 years.

Letters: America takes a great leap forward

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

History has been moving toward this Inauguration Day, and it was an Inauguration Day like no other. A day Martin Luther King Jr.

Letters: Do nursing homes pay their fines?

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

Regarding the article in the Jan. 18 newspaper regarding the two local nursing homes cited for poor care of patients: My husband was a patient in Sunbridge Care Home in Paradise in 2001 and the care given him was atrocious.

Letters: Experience more valid than state reports

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

It's easy for your writers to paint a grim picture of Riverside Convalescent Hospital according to the state report.

Letters: Poor education funding could get worse

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

California's current governor is proposing further cutbacks to our educational system. According to Education Week, California has dropped from 46th to 47th in per-pupil funding, and lags behind the national average by $2,400.

Letters: Show some respect

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

There seem to be misconceptions regarding the closure of the Black Crow restaurant among some community members.

Letters: Take time to make right decision

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

I am astounded by your Jan. 19 editorial. We start with your sub-headline: "Whenever Chico Unified School District starts talking about needed change, some people want to slam on the brakes.

Letters: Wood smoke is a real problem

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:19 AM CST

There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about Butte County's wood smoke pollution problem and the Check Before You Light voluntary program.

Local Roundup: Second-half swoon dooms Chico State in road loss

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

Yet another outstanding defensive half of basketball couldn't help the Chico State men overcome its recent struggles offensively.

Local briefs

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

Wings of Eagles to host annual bowling fundraiser Jan. 31 CHICO — Wings of Eagles, the Joseph Alvarez organization for seriously ill children, will host its annual bowl-a-thon Jan.

Out: Veteran supervisor reviews his dozen years in office

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

RICHVALE -- On his first night in 12 years as a private citizen, Curt Josiassen awakened three times in a cold sweat in the midst of a repeating nightmare.

People on the Street

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

Are expectations for Barack Obama realistic or unrealistic? Asked Thursday at the Chico library Renay Avalokita Nanny, Chico My feeling is that our expectations are realistic inasmuch as we're willing to share in participating and getting involved

Sports center collapse kills four children in Spain

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:19 AM CST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Part of a sports center collapsed in high winds Saturday in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona, killing four children and injuring 16 other people, officials and witnesses said.

Tornado near Princeton tears roof off barn

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

PRINCETON — A tornado touched ground during a severe thunderstorm Saturday afternoon in southern Glenn County, tearing the roof off a barn.

Transition to digital TV signals may be postponed

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:19 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the clock ticking toward the Feb. 17 deadline for TV broadcasters to shut off their analog signals and go entirely digital, analysts say more than 6.

Twins are a charming dilemma for a confused grandfather

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

From the day they were born, closing in on three years ago, Erin and Abby have been among my most favorite people on the planet, and at one level one of my most consistent sources of frustration.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

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Been a long time: Bobcats grab first EAL win in 18 tries

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

PARADISE — The Paradise High boys basketball team scored 13 straight points to begin the second quarter, building a double-digit halftime lead in Friday's Eastern Athletic League homecoming game at Paradise High.

Berry Creek home burns to the ground

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

BERRY CREEK — A fire destroyed a Berry Creek home and garage Thursday evening, leaving the residents homeless.

Briefs

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Inmate found with shanks in cell WILLOWS — An Artois man recently jailed on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery is in further trouble for possessing crude weapons inside his cell.

Butte jobless rate hits double figures

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Butte County employers shed 1,100 people from their payrolls between November and December, pushing the local unemployment rate to double digits for the first time in more than a decade.

Commitment to Chico State will also mean cash

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO — In a step to more efficiently plan for upcoming enrollment, Chico State University will require a $200 deposit from most students admitted for fall 2009.

Credit card fraud hits Glenn County departments

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

WILLOWS -- A bank under contract with Glenn County has alerted officials of allegedly fraudulent charges to county credit cards.

Daily Planner: January 24

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Events SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL: Field trips to three counties start as early as 6:30 a.m. Free activities and workshops (some $2, $5) for kids and adults at Chico Family Masonic Center, 1110 W.

Daily Planner: January 25

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Events SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL: Field trips to three counties start as early as 6:30 a.m. Free (and some $2, $5) activities and workshops for kids and adults at Chico Family Masonic Center, 1110 W.

Duffel bag at police headquarters belonged to arrested man

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- The owner of a duffel bag abandoned in the lobby of Chico police headquarters Thursday afternoon has been identified as a man arrested there earlier in the day.

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

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

HIT — While the turnout for President Obama's "Day of Service" Monday wasn't close to the established "Make A Difference Day," undoubtedly the newcomer will grow with time.

Judge denies bail reduction in pot cultivation case

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

WILLOWS — An Oakland man facing charges in Glenn County for cultivation of marijuana at two locations was denied a bail reduction at a hearing Friday in Willows.

Keene, LaMalfa gear up for 2010 run at Aanestad's Senate seat

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO — The son of a logger and the son of a farmer both want the state Senate seat now held by the son of a preacher.

Letter: Goodbye, good riddance

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

The time has come for the former president to return to Texas. He has served with the distinction of being the worst president America has ever had.

Letter: School board isn't fair

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial this past weekend, Joe Biden said work is more than just a paycheck.

Letter: School proposal doesn't solve problems

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

Your editorial about the Chico Unified School District's elementary housing proposal is uninformed. The E-R provided no coverage of any parent meetings held at the schools so I was surprised to hear, as you put it, that some parents are saying, "No,

Local Briefs

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Inmate found with shanks in cell WILLOWS — An Artois man recently jailed on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery is in further trouble for possessing crude weapons inside his cell.

Local Roundup: Bulldogs pummel Trojans in BVL matchup

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

The Gridley High boys basketball team defeated Orland 64-50 on Friday night. Ty Nichols recorded a game-high 21 points, helping put the Bulldogs into the Butte View League win column for the first time this year with the home victory against the

Natural wonders: Amphibian interlude is most interesting

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Although January is not time for amphibians, there will be a warm late-winter day when the "regilla resonators" will bring forth the chorus that lets you know the frogs are stirring.

Obama reverses Bush abortion-funds policy

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday struck down the Bush administration's ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information — an inflammatory policy that has bounced in

Organizations serving seniors may apply

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

CHICO — North Valley Community Foundation has a new grant program, making money available for nonprofit agencies and organizations that serve older adults.

Preserving Chico's heritage: Proposed ordinance would keep historic buildings from being demolished

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO --City planners are now in the first steps of putting together a law that could protect historic buildings in Chico.

SIRS announce new leaders

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

CHICO — Branches of Sons In Retirement, Area 12, installed new officers in January. They are: Branch 52: Tommy T.

Saechao's shooting sparks LP

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — When the Las Plumas High boys basketball team's shooting touch disappeared, the Thunderbirds got it done with defense.

Scoreboard says it all in Vikes' win

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — Any way you look at it, the Pleasant Valley High boys basketball team beat Chico High at Acker Gym in Eastern Athletic League play.

Senior Planner

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

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

Sidelines: Nielsen selected as 'Valley Great'

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), along with his former Fresno State teammates, was inducted as a "Valley Great" at the "Run For The Dream" indoor track meet at the Save Mart Center in Fresno on Monday.

Some property owners want off Chico's historic list

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- Ninety-one years ago, Mendel Tochterman was born in a house on property that's belonged to his family for more than a century.

Student cited for fouling school file cabinet with human waste

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

ORLAND -- An Orland High School senior is in trouble after he allegedly defecated into a file cabinet containing school records on a dare from friends.

Support group forms for No. 1 New Year's resolution

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO — With the new year and resolutions still fresh in everyone's mind, staff at OPT for Fit Kids has formed a group to support adults who want to eat better and get more fit.

Trio from Washington nabbed after Wal-Mart burglary

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

WILLOWS — Just prior to 3 p.m. on Thursday, an employee at the Wal-Mart store on Highway 162 called police to report a man had taken an armful of merchandise and run out a fire escape door.

Friday, January 23, 2009

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6:30 p.m.: Police station operations resume after bomb squad removes suspicious bag

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 08:37 PM CST

CHICO — Operations have resumed at Chico police headquarters after bomb squad personnel removed a black bag to be opened by water canon.

Archibald has new Dynamite job

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:20 AM CST

Moving quickly is the essence of indoor soccer, which is also how Garth Archibald went from a kicker on the New Mexico State football team to a key player for the Premier Arena Soccer League's Denver Dynamite in less than three years.

Cop chief's back ailing

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — A back ailment has again forced Bruce Hagerty to take a leave of absence from his job as Chico's chief of police.

Daily Planner: January 23

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

Performance BIRDCAGE THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. A 21st century version of Euripides' Greek tragedy, "Medea," classic tale of corruption and revenge.

Editorial: City forced into tough choices

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

Our view: Chico City Manager Dave Burkland and the City Council should be commended for holding firm on the need to cut expenses.

Garden writing will be topic at Butte Rose Society meeting

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

The Butte Rose Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the Chico library, Sherman and East First avenues.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 08:07 PM CST

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff's Office at 934-6627.

Hey, Obama: Chico wants money, too: City digs into stimulus lottery with details on shovel-ready projects

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — The city is "poised and ready" to go after infrastructure funding and grants as soon as money flows from any economic stimulus packages, City Manager Dave Burkland said.

Iris society to meet Sunday

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO -- The Leo T. Clark Iris Society will meet for a potluck and business meeting Jan. 25 at Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

Learning to give: Chico State students help shed some light on an otherwise dim situation for Concow fire victims

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CONCOW — As rain poured from the sky above Concow Thursday morning, another outpouring could be witnessed on the ground — that of service and giving.

Letter: A billion is unfathomable

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

When the news media report on the hundreds of billions in government spending, and on next year's California projected budget deficit of over $41.

Letter: Bowen's not kidding anybody

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

Secretary of State Debra Bowen recently wrote that shutting the doors on her office for two days a month would jeopardize public services.

Letter: Local politicians do whatever they want

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

Let's see. Jane Dolan was asked a specific question by the E-R editorial: What was the real answer for Nina Lambert's sudden dismissal?

Letter: Parents have reason to be distrustful

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

Sunday's editorial proclaimed "Listen, then pass judgment." As parents of a student in a program affected by Chico Unified School District's housing proposal, we are insulted.

Local Briefs

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

Seminar may help homeowners avert foreclosure CHICO — An seminar Monday for homeowners at risk of foreclosure will explain loan modification programs, that might help them save their homes.

Local Roundup: Gridley beats LP in BVL shutout

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 03:33 AM CST

The contest between the Butte View League's second and third place boys soccer teams on Thursday afternoon went to Gridley, which protected its lead in the standings with a 2-0 shutout of Las Plumas.

Local Roundup: Gridley boys soccer shuts out LP

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:20 AM CST

The contest between the Butte View League's second and third place boys soccer teams on Thursday afternoon went to Gridley, which protected its lead in the standings with a 2-0 shutout of Las Plumas.

Los Molinos double-killing suspects killed in Mexico

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

LOS MOLINOS — Two men wanted for a 2006 Los Molinos slaying are now believed dead. Detectives had a warrant out for the arrest for Miguel Ochoa Contreras, 31, and his 26-year-old brother Antonio was sought for questioning, after Ramiro Esparza

Motivation inside for Chico Bigfoot

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:20 AM CST

CHICO — Logan Tucker originally took over as the director of the Chico Bigfoot indoor soccer program with intentions to win.

Obama closing Guantanamo as he reshapes US policy

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 01:05 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama put his own clear stamp on U.S. national security policy today, ordering Guantanamo prison camp closed within a year, naming new envoys to the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan and welcoming

Odom named superintendent of Hamilton school district

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — The new Hamilton Unified School District board of trustees accomplished one of its most critical tasks this week in appointing a district superintendent.

Oroville hospital to review hemorrhage deaths

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — The doctor who oversees patient safety at Oroville Hospital said he plans to look through the records of six patients who died after suffering gastro-intestinal hemorrhages during 2006.

PV (finally) wears out Chico

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:20 AM CST

CHICO — The numbers were stacked against the Chico High girls basketball team Thursday night at Varley Gym and the final score was no exception.

PV girls outlast Chico High at Varley

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:20 AM CST

CHICO — The numbers were stacked against the Chico High girls basketball team Thursday night at Varley Gym and the final score was no exception.

Paradise girl to audition for talent show

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:31 AM CST

PARADISE — A Paradise teen plans to audition for the NBC talent show "America's Got Talent," in Los Angles at the end of the month.

Police Report

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: Residential Burglaries Jan.

Rally marks Roe v. Wade anniversary

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of abortion opponents rallied Thursday on the National Mall to mark the 36th anniversary of Roe v.

Sidelines: Chico Westside returns Big League

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:20 AM CST

Attention baseball players 17 and 18: Chico Westside Little League will be offering a Big League Baseball Program again this year.

Sixth-grader arrested for having knife at school

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

WIILOWS — A sixth grade student at Willows Intermediate was arrested Wednesday for bringing a knife to school.

Snow Goose Festival ready to take flight

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — This weekend marks the 10th annual Snow Goose Festival, a nature lover's compendium of field trips, arm chair programs and displays to celebrate the arrival of millions of waterfowl arriving on the Pacific Flyway.

Sow There: Skittish kittens a thorny issue

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

For several weeks now we've been on a campaign to catch some neighborhood kittens and take them to the Butte Humane Society.

Steve Carson: Salmon press conference at ISE drops a few bombshells

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:20 AM CST

Last week's International Sportsmen's Exposition show at Cal-Expo in Sacramento featured a panel discussion on the current state of California's salmon fishery.

Suspicious duffel bag leads to street closure, evacuation of Chico Police Department

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — Chico police headquarters on Humboldt Road were evacuated about 3:30 p.m. Thursday when a black duffel bag left in the visitors' lobby couldn't be matched to an owner.

Woman to face trial in samurai sword slaying

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — A judge Thursday ordered an Oroville woman held for trial in the samurai sword slaying of her mother.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Apartment fire displaces family of four

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 10:16 AM CST

CHICO — Fire in an upstairs apartment at 2350 Notre Dame Boulevard damaged a bedroom and has displaced a family of four living there.

Apartment house fire displaces family

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

CHICO — Fire in an upstairs apartment at 2360 Notre Dame Blvd. damaged a bedroom and displaced a family of three early Wednesday morning.

Art briefs

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 06:59 PM CST

Photographs, sculpture displayed in BMU galleries CHICO -- John Peters' "Upper Bidwell Park" photographs are on display Friday through Feb.

Biblio File: Local writers featured in 'poetry of recovery' anthology

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:00 PM CST

When Tom Lombardo's wife lost her life in an auto accident in 1985, he was left "a widower in my early 30s.

Bicycle crash into car ties up busy south Chico intersection

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:48 PM CST

CHICO — A 5:30 p.m. collision between a bicyclist and a car has tied up traffic at the intersection of East Park Avenue and Dr.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Jan. 22, 2009

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 06:59 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.

Chico apartment fire displaces family

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST

CHICO -- Fire in an upstairs apartment at 2360 Notre Dame Blvd. damaged a bedroom and displaced a family of three early Wednesday morning.

Chico officers won't take raises

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

CHICO -- Police officers will give up raises for the next two years and take a hit in medical benefits in a signed contract that marks the city nearing the end of its negotiation process.

Children play in monster piano concert

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:01 PM CST

CHICO -- Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium will feature 48 north state children and teen pianists simultaneously playing 16 keyboards at the "Monster Piano Concert" this weekend.

Correction

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

Wednesday's Enterprise-Record incorrectly referred to two of the newly appointed Planning Commissioners.

Cover story: Willie Nelson wows Chico with standout show

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 06:59 PM CST

CHICO -- It isn't every day that Chico audiences get the opportunity to see a man who has smoked pot on the roof of the White House.

Daily Planner: January 22

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:02 AM CST

Events CHICO WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALISTS: 4-7 p.m. Celebrate 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with pro-choice supporters from the community to honor the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Daily Planner: January 23

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:02 AM CST

Performance BIRDCAGE THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. A 21st century version of Euripides' Greek tragedy, "Medea," classic tale of corruption and revenge.

Decision on laying off Orland city employees delayed

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

ORLAND — With an increased budget shortfall, Orland City Council heard proposals to lay off three employees, but again delayed a decision at a meeting Tuesday night, said the city clerk.

Editorial: Chico business gets spot at table

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST

Our view: After the Planning Commission veered off the left side of the road, the Chico City Council realized it needed to take the wheel.

Entertainment calendar for Jan. 22-Jan. 28

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 06:59 PM CST

Thursday, JAN. 22 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS COPA DEL ORO, Oroville: Feather River Gypsies. 6-8 p.m. Ongoing. DUFFY'S TAVERN: Jonathan Richmond.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Louber still finds time to lead

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 02:15 AM CST

She's the scoring leader on one of the Northern Section's hottest teams and picking up her game right as the North Valley League schedule begins.

Glenn County drug court celebrates 101st graduate

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Four years ago, a dark-haired, 35-year-old woman named Misty Lawrence spoke from inside Glenn County Jail about her hopes to overcome drug use and stay out of jail — and qualms she'd succeed.

Klutch Stanaway's 'Plywood on Paper' art exhibit opens today

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:00 PM CST

CHICO -- The Humanities Center Gallery at Chico State University opens a new exhibit today entitled "Plywood on Paper," created by Chico State alumnus Klutch Stanaway.

Leland Gordon's column 'The Nosebleed Section': Dropping pounds is safe now

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 02:15 AM CST

Having a salad instead of a hamburger twice a week for lunch is a good way to lose some weight. So is a consistent exercise program with an improved diet that is based on protein and vegetables.

Letter: Country, not political party, comes first

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST

Thursday's letter, "Government spending won't fix economy," began with the argument that nonpartisanship would wreck our democracy by eliminating the "yin and yang" necessary for balance.

Letter: Durham school spending incongruous

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST

I am flabbergasted. I wonder how you could once again miss the most crucial points of what transpired at the latest Durham Unified School District Board of Education meeting.

Letter: Fire department cuts impact safety

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 03:38 AM CST

The city of Chico is not working in good faith with city firefighters. Our firefighters put in a grueling summer fighting fires in our area and all around the state.

Letter: No need to tinker with GATE program

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST

The elementary school housing recommendations have been in planning for a year. What is the justification for letting parents know about it around the holidays with only a month to think it through and having the vote one week before the Form 10

Local Roundup: Bocian leads Chico State victory with 22 points

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 02:15 AM CST

Andy Bocian scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Chico State men's basketball team to a 52-51 California Collegiate Athletic Association victory over Cal State Stanislaus in Turlock on Wednesday.

Local briefs

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

Two plead innocent in drive-by shooting in Biggs OROVILLE — Two suspected gang members pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges surrounding a drive-by shooting in Biggs which wounded a woman.

Local reservist helps put on inaugural parade

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was a long day Tuesday for Paul Villegas, a major in the Army Reserve who put in a request back in March to be a part of the team that put on the inauguration parade.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Garrett's got the moves to go to state

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 02:15 AM CST

CHICO — Nahshon Garrett might just dance himself all the way to the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield in early March.

Music preview: Ben Ruttenburg, son of Cabaret directors, returns to Chico to make sweet music

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:00 PM CST

CHICO -- In his MySpace "Sounds Like" tag, Ben Ruttenburg describes his music as: "Dessert for your ears .

Music review: Paradise Symphony Orchestra delivers 'Musical Mania' at Paradise Performing Arts Center

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:00 PM CST

PARADISE --Sometimes opposites attract nicely: salt and pepper, sugar and spice, sweet and sour. But sometimes, they leave a funny aftertaste.

Music review: Rhonda and the Rage roll into Sierra Nevada's Big Room

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:01 PM CST

CHICO -- Local bluegrass fans crowded into Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Big Room for a night of country and gospel songs with a bluegrass twist and lots of laughs from Rhonda Vincent and the Rage on Jan.

North State Voices: Car shortage teaches the art of compromise

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST

It is official, my husband and I are now a one-car family — my car to be precise. When Craig told me he was planning to give his 15-year-old Saturn to his college-bound son, I thought to myself, "Somebody is going to be riding his bike more

Obama's whirlwind first day: economy, war and more

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- In a first-day whirlwind, President Barack Obama showcased efforts to revive the economy on Wednesday, summoned top military officials to the White House to chart a new course in Iraq and eased into the daunting thicket of Middle East

Obstacles become challenges: In InnerView, Jean Phillips sees the big picture of disability

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 AM CST

ORLAND — In 1952, Jean Phillips contracted polio and disability took precedence in her childhood.

Paradise schools face dire budget cuts

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

PARADISE — Grim faces and serious tones filled the Paradise High School library Tuesday evening as the school board was updated about impacts of the state's budget crisis.

Pointed views on water transfers aired

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

CHICO — Speakers at a recent Chico meeting sponsored by the Butte-Sutter Basin Area Groundwater Users said the north state should pay attention to ensure that water is not "stolen" for use in other parts of the state.

Report: Local hospital death rates mainly "average"

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- With a couple of exceptions, area hospitals were graded "average" in a state report on mortality rates released today.

School time

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:03 AM CST

Honors Eighth-grader Aidan Wallace was winner of the annual National Geographic Geography Bee at Notre Dame School this month.

Theater briefs

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 06:59 PM CST

Rogue Theatre presents 'Blackbird' next week CHICO -- The Rogue Theatre will present "Blackbird," directed by Joe Hilsee, at the 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, next week.

Theater preview: Flat Stanley's adventures travel to Laxson Auditorium

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 06:59 PM CST

CHICO -- Anyone who has read a storybook to a young child will enjoy "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley," appearing at Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium at 7:30 p.

Theater review: Artist paints himself into a corner at Cabaret

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:02 PM CST

CHICO --Legends are written of the sharp mind and subtle wit of Mark Twain, the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Theater review: Doubtful angels perform miracles in Paradise

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 07:03 PM CST

CHICO -- Christmas is over. We've untrimmed the tree, packed the decorations and cleared debris to make way for a new year.

Two plead innocent in drive-by shooting in Biggs

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 02:16 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Two suspected gang members pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges surrounding a drive-by shooting in Biggs which wounded a woman.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:01 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.

Youth rising: Chico's subs stand in fine to top Foothill

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 02:16 AM CST

CHICO — Chico High wrestling coach Keith Rollins didn't have three of his best wrestlers going into the Panthers' Eastern Athletic League dual meet against Foothill on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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1 p.m.: Obama parades to White House after historic oath

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 03:14 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama grasped the reins of power as America's first black president today, declaring the nation must choose "hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord" to overcome the

America pins its hopes on Obama

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 02:10 PM CST

Our view: Much can be accomplished when a country is united. Now is the time to unite behind Barack Obama.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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A bit of history

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Looking for a keepsake of this historic day? The Enterprise-Record is offering full-size aluminum press plates of the front of today's inauguration special edition.

Arson suspected at house where suicide happened

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

WILLOWS — A Southgate Drive home unoccupied since a shooting and suicide took place there in October 2007, was heavily damaged in a suspected arson fire early Sunday morning.

Bush commutes sentences of former US border agents

Posted: 19 Jan 2009 12:35 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush today commuted the prison sentences of two former U.

Campus Clips for Jan. 20

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: 50th Butte Firefighter Academy Butte College celebrated its 50th Firefighter Academy Graduation Jan.

Chico State students focus close to home, make sheds for fire victims

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- Chico State University construction management students took a break from their winter vacation Monday to begin construction on 12 sheds that will be donated to fire survivors in Concow.

Chicoans asked to forgo wood fires today

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces today, due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Daily Planner: January 20

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

CHICO INAUGURAL BREAKFAST: 8 a.m. Obama supporters will meet for breakfast to watch the inaugural ceremony of the president-elect.

Dozens pitch in for "Day of Service"

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

More than 100 people assembled Monday in Chico and Oroville to meet Barack Obama's "Day of Service" challenge.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Braswell plants last flag at Bidwell

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:35 AM CST

Cecil Braswell was the last one standing in the first flight of the El Rancho Chico Men's Three-Club/Flag Tournament at Bidwell Municipal GC last week.

Fire lighting advisory for Chico today and Tuesday

Posted: 19 Jan 2009 02:04 PM CST

CHICO — County officials are extending a call for Chicoans to voluntarily refrain lighting woodstoves and fireplaces through Tuesday.

Groups for Jan. 20

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

Republican Women to host Wahl CHICO — Chico City Councilor Larry Wahl will be a guest speaker during Republican Women Federated's membership coffee Sunday.

I-5 assault may be connected to vehicle arson there

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

WILLOWS -- A 16-year-old boy and a man have been arrested on suspicion of using weapons to assault two men at the Willows Travel Plaza, east of Interstate 5, just before midnight Thursday.

Judge Lamb a victim of crisis

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

OROVILLE -- For 13 years, William Lamb presided in judgment over a variety of criminal, civil and family law cases in Butte County.

Letter: Algebra an important basic tool

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

A recent letter writer states "cursive is more useful than algebra" and cites the need to sign a check as justification for schools continuing to teach cursive writing.

Letter: Broken bubble leaves a mess

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

Housing, banking, retailing: Will they be any cleaner after their big bubble bath? — Stephen T.

Letter: Dogs in pickups should be leashed

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

Just a reminder of urgent importance that anyone who owns a truck and carries their dog or dogs in the back untethered really needs to reconsider.

Letter: Graduation ceremony memorable

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

For the last several years Chico Unified's community-based adult special education classes at Pleasant Valley High School and Chico High School have had their graduation luncheon at Manzanita Place in the Chico Elks Lodge.

Letter: Secretary of state saves in other ways

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

It was disheartening to see the Enterprise-Record editorialize without doing its homework on the governor's order to close state offices two days a month ("Self-interest rules in Capitol," Jan.

Letter: State doesn't deserve blame for shortfall

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

It was disheartening to see the Glenn County Department of Child Support Services attribute the departure of its director to a lack of funding from the state.

Local Briefs

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

Crash closes Oroville highway OROVILLE — An accident on Highway 162 near Gold Country Casino closed the highway Saturday evening for about three hours.

Shed, chickens burn when firefighters can't reach blaze

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

OROVILLE — Seven chickens died Monday afternoon after a fire destroyed the south Oroville shed they lived in.

Sidelines: Wildcats, Enquist to hold clinic

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:35 AM CST

The Chico State softball program will host a clinic Saturday and will have multiple national coach of the year winner and National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Famer Sue Enquist as a special guest.

Two Willows fires suspected arson

Posted: 19 Jan 2009 12:43 PM CST

WILLOWS — Two suspected arson fires in Willows Sunday heavily damaged a home on Southgate Drive, and destroyed a vehicle at the Willows Travel Plaza east of Interstate 5.

Vehicles pin down teens

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:11 AM CST

(Photo courtesy of the Paradise Post)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

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'Motor-icicle' benefits burn camps for kids

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

ORLAND -- Sunny weather graced about 200 motorcycle riders as they rode around Glenn County for the fourth annual "Motor-icicle Run" to help young burn victims.

All About Us: 'Joy Journal' better than '09 resolutions

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — January is the month for a fresh start. It brings a new year with no mistakes in it yet.

Butte, Glenn, statewide special education providers may soon get additional funds

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

A few more hoops have to be jumped, but if all goes according to a settlement agreement, Butte, Glenn and statewide special education providers may soon get additional funds from the state.

Chicoans asked to forgo wood fires today

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces today, due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Critical on conditions: Two nursing homes cited more than others

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Second of Three parts CHICO -- Two nursing homes in the north valley have been cited by the state much more often than other facilities in the last six years.

Daily Planner: January 18

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:30 AM CST

Events MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATON, CHICO: 5 p.m. Gathering at City Plaza, march to Trinity United Methodist Church, Fifth and Flume streets with a program at 6 p.

Daily Planner: January 19

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Martin Luthern King Jr. Day Events MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATION, PARADISE: 6:30 p.m. candlelight vigil, 7 p.

Dave Davies' column: Seasons go from winter to spring

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

Football season is almost over, with the NFL's conference championship games today and the Super Bowl in two weeks, and college football's annual all-star games for seniors trying to impress professional scouts.

Dispute over date less important than actual event

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

A minor dispute I'm having over the precise date of what is clearly an earthshaking and life-changing event distresses me more than it should because the dispute is with my dear bride, the saintly Susan.

Editorial: Listen, then pass judgment

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:30 AM CST

Our view: Whenever the Chico Unified School District starts talking about needed change, some people want to slam on the brakes.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — A decline in the European honey bee is worrying farm industries such as almonds that rely on bees for pollination.

Flashbacks from Here and There: The old man and the mountain

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

The following occurred a long time ago during a mountain climb in Peru. Climbing an 18,000 foot mountain is not automatically assured of success.

High school students exposed to welding as possible career

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

BUTTE VALLEY -- Sparks flew this week at Butte College as students from high schools throughout Northern California checked out the possibility of careers in welding.

Israel implements unilateral Gaza cease-fire

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel implemented a unilateral cease-fire early Sunday in its 22-day offensive that turned Gaza neighborhoods into battlegrounds and dealt a stinging blow to the Islamic militants of Hamas.

LaMalfa honored posthumously as national rice farmer of year

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Milton LaMalfa, a longtime Richvale rice grower who died in October, was honored posthumously as the USA Rice Federation's Rice Farmer of the Year.

Letter: Bike-trail walkers should be illuminated

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Some lifesaving advice for you people in Paradise: Walking the bike trail in the dark, the crosswalk is your territory but wearing those little coal miner headlamps is going to get someone hurt.

Letter: CUSD proposal has too many holes

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Recently, Chico Unified School District staff proposed a new "housing plan" for the district, which includes the consolidation of Spanish immersion at Rosedale School, and the relocation of the Gifted and Talented Education program from Marigold

Letter: Cannabis can't kill a kid

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

The Chico E-R reports, "When the trial resumes on Thursday, a UC Davis Medical Center pediatrician is expected to testify for the prosecution that the ingestion of marijuana by a child that age could result in great bodily injury or even death"

Letter: Change from Bush is what voters wanted

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

This letter is written in response to Monday's letter by Daniel Oliveras. He criticized President-elect Barack Obama for appointing former Clinton associates to Cabinet positions and other important jobs.

Letter: City shouldn't cut fire services

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

I am upset about the city's layoff of five Chico firefighters plus not filling a sixth position. This is in addition to the three firefighter positions cut last July.

Letter: Cursive more useful than algebra

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

What are the geniuses who run our educational system thinking? They are preparing to discontinue teaching students cursive writing (like you need to know to sign a check).

Letter: Letter writer misses the facts

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

The E-R printed a letter Sunday callously written by Emily White of Chico that contained a number of untruths.

Letter: School grant money would provide jobs

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

On Jan. 28, an important decision will take place in front of the Chico Unified School District. Chico Country Day School will be seeking final approval from the district for an $8.

Local Roundup: Roadrunner men don't need 3-pointers to defeat Corsairs

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

The Butte College men's basketball team didn't make any 3-pointers on Saturday in Eureka, but the Roadrunners still defeated College of the Redwoods 64-53.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Women's clinic to mark Roe vs. Wade anniversary CHICO — Chico Women's Health Specialists will celebrate the 36th anniversary of Roe vs.

Milton LaMalfa honored posthumously as national rice farmer of year

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Milton LaMalfa, a longtime Richvale rice grower who died in October, was honored posthumously as the USA Rice Federation's Rice Farmer of the Year.

NTSB: Pilot landed in Hudson to avoid catastrophe

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot of a crippled US Airways jetliner made a split-second decision to put down in the Hudson River because trying to return to the airport after birds knocked out both engines could have led to a "catastrophic" crash in a

New CARD softball league tailored for girls

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

The Chico Area Recreation and Park District has developed a new Chico Girls Softball League to get more local youngsters playing and learning the skills of the game.

People on the Street

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Do you think wood fires should be banned in fireplaces and wood stoves in the Chico area? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Roundabouts not for novices

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

On New Year's Day, out for an afternoon drive with my 11-year-old, I turned onto an avenue and came upon a sight that made my son squeal.

Soroptimist International awards four Butte students

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — Four Butte College students received a little help with the cost of their educations Wednesday when Soroptimist International of Chico handed out $1,000 scholarships.

The Bookshelf: "Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out"

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

One-hundred and eight renowned children's authors and illustrators, and former presidents too, come together to celebrate the house where the President lives.

Wildcat women notch blowout over Cal State L.A.

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — This time, Melissa Richardson's scoring wasn't wasted on a half-hearted team effort. It helped that Cal State L.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Acquittal handed down in arrest trial

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:29 AM CST

OROVILLE — Longtime Paradise resident Harold Funk was acquitted of resisting arrest and public intoxication charges yesterday when a Butte County jury found him not guilty.

Arrest made in Monday double stabbing over stolen iPod

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 05:10 PM CST

CHICO — A local man is under arrest following an incident downtown Monday night that left two other Chico men with stab wounds.

Birds a common hazard at airports

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:16 AM CST

BOSTON (AP) — Birds like those believed to have crippled a US Airways jetliner in New York have been a danger to aviation since the days of Orville and Wilbur Wright, so airports use everything from hawks and snarling dogs to screaming

Chico boys don't beat themselves, take win at Paradise

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

PARADISE — With both teams battling 0-2 starts to begin the Eastern Athletic League boys basketball season, Paradise and Chico High were without question in a must-win situation Friday night.

Circuit City stores to close

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 10:37 AM CST

Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second-biggest consumer electronics retailer, reached an agreement with liquidators today to sell the merchandise in its 567 U.

Critical on conditions: Nursing home ratings reveal quality control at several local facilities

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:29 AM CST

PARADISE — The nursing home patient who arrived at a local hospital one morning in 2006 was in such bad condition, the emergency room staff expressed amazement.

Daily Planner: January 17

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: January 18

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Events MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATON, CHICO: 5 p.m. Gathering at City Plaza, march to Trinity United Methodist Church, Fifth and Flume streets with a program at 6 p.

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

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:16 AM CST

HIT — It looks like the ridge's free kids fishing day will take place as usual this spring. A judge's ruling had seemed to block stocking Paradise Lake and a number of other waterways with trout until the Department of Fish and Game completes

Enloe Medical Center undergoes inspections

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

CHICO — Surveyors from the state Department of Public Health spent Monday through Thursday at Enloe Medical Center, inspecting eight of the hospital's sites.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The New World Order and the Mark of the Beast," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Iraqi guards throw party for shoe-thrower

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:16 AM CST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi journalist jailed since throwing his shoes at President George W. Bush got a visit from his brother Friday and a birthday party from his guards as he turned 30.

Letter: Chico residents will pay more, get less

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:16 AM CST

Chico City Manager Dave Burkland's refusal to pursue a common-sense goal in negotiation with the city's firefighters means that Chicoans will enjoy paying more as they receive significantly less service from their fire department.

Letter: Residential, agricultural burns different

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:16 AM CST

As air pollution control officer for the Butte County Air Quality Management District, I am writing to provide additional information in response to Tuesday's article, "Some get OK to burn while others are asked to refrain.

Letter: Start from scratch on marriage issue

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:16 AM CST

All laws, rules and regulations — federal, state, county or municipal — mentioning marriage should be repealed.

Local Roundup: LP boys open BVL schedule with victory

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

Herman Hodnett scored a game-high 14 points and went 4-for-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter as the Las Plumas High boys basketball team defeated Winters 53-39 in the Butte View League opener for both teams Friday in Oroville.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Two Willows men assaulted at travel plaza near I-5 WILLOWS — Two Willows men, both 20, told police they were assaulted by two males wielding knives and a crow bar at the Willows Travel Plaza early Friday morning.

Man suspected of assaulting girlfriend along I-5

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

WILLOWS — An Oregon man driving south on Interstate 5 in Glenn County Thursday afternoon placed a 9-1-1 call that may have spared a young woman from serious injuries.

OLLI offers eclectic selection of classes

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

CHICO — It's that time again. Not only will Chico State University begin its spring semester, but classes through OLLI — Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the university — will begin as well.

PV boys beat Oroville on road

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

OROVILLE — The only buzzer-beating shot that could have hurt Pleasant Valley High's boys basketball team Friday night was a 13-pointer.

Paradise teacher pleads guilty in online sex sting

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:29 AM CST

SANTA CRUZ — A Butte County substitute teacher accused of pursuing an underage girl online to arrange a meeting for sex pleaded guilty Friday to one felony count, and faces a year in county jail.

Perspectives: Chicoans in Africa hear the Obama chants

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

What would it take to get a person out of their comfort zone, go to Africa on a humanitarian trip to one of the most destitute countries on the planet and miss the biggest election in recent history?

Pot garden suspect pleads not guilty

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

WILLOWS — An Oakland man arrested last week in Glenn County pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with two elaborate indoor marijuana gardens valued at more than $1.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Martin Luther King program Sunday night CHICO — The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance program on Sunday, hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, with start with a 5 p.

Senior Planner

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

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

Sidelines: Bauhs joins Team Running USA

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

Team Running USA, an accomplished training group based in Mammoth Lakes and San Diego, has added four new distance running members to its talented roster which includes 2004 Olympic marathon medalists Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor, three-time

Streak is over: Toros hand Wildcats rare home loss

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

CHICO — For nearly two years, Acker Gym had been the place visiting California Collegiate Athletic Association teams went to lose to Chico State women's basketball.

Successful referendum wouldn't change city council's decision on disc golf

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

What happens if a referendum supported by disc golfers is successful in removing approval of the Bidwell Park master management plan?

Friday, January 16, 2009

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'Miracle on the Hudson': Pilot ditches US Airways jet into frigid river; 155 survive

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:02 AM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — A cool-headed pilot maneuvered his crippled jetliner over New York City and ditched it in the frigid Hudson River on Thursday, and all 155 on board were pulled to safety as the plane slowly sank.

3:23 p.m.: Disabled jet ditches into NYC river; all rescued

Posted: 15 Jan 2009 05:31 PM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River this afternoon after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines, but officials said rescuers pulled all 155 people on

Butte'a Most Wanted for Jan. 16

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Javier Borjorquez Guzman The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Javier Borjorquez Guzman for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear and vehicle theft.

Chicoans asked to forgo wood fires

Posted: 15 Jan 2009 01:10 PM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces Friday, due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Chicoans asked to refrain from lighting wood fires today

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces today, due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Daily Planner: January 16

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

Events RAINBOW GIRLS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION: 5-8 p.m. Lasagna dinner and auction benefit Chico Assembly No.

Editorial: Wahl stirring the pot again

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

Our view: Councilor Larry Wahl says there are important decisions to be made by the council, and they'd better start making them.

Fraud watch for Jan. 16

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

Law enforcement agencies in Butte and Glenn counties have recently been alerted to the following alleged frauds and scams.

Funk trial continues with his testimony

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:02 AM CST

OROVILLE — Longtime Paradise resident Harold Funk took the stand in his defense Thursday morning in Butte County Superior Court, where his jury trial continued.

Garden club collects funds

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

OROVILLE — Members of Lake Oroville Area Garden Club are collecting donations to plant new forest trees through Penny Pines collection cans at stores and businesses.

Letter: Air quality forecasts ignore reality

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

Jan. 12, 2009. It is a bright and blustery morning and unseasonably warm. Driving up Highway 32 toward Forest Ranch I pulled off the road to see how the bowl of the valley looked.

Letter: Crime victim left feeling helpless

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

I am currently working on clearing up my credit history from a three-day shopping spree by some criminal who will probably never be held accountable for stealing my identity.

Letter: Guantanamo closure makes no sense

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

Liberals can't keep secrets, even when they are in the interest of national security. The fact that they want to close Guantanamo and force the terrorists into our judicial system is crazy.

Letter: Obama should look closely at oil industry

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

Looks as if gasoline prices are on the way up again. A few months ago, before the presidential election, gas prices dropped dramatically, raising questions about how or why these fluctuations occur.

Local Briefs

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

The deadline for submitting comments on the 2009 Drought Water Bank is today at 5 p.m. The Drought Water Bank intends that transferred water be available to State Water Project and Central Valley Project contractors and otherwater agencies that are

Local Roundup: Champion girls dominate

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

Heidi Louber scored a game-high 19 points as the Champion Christian girls basketball team dominated Redding Adventist 69-21 Thursday in a North Valley League road win.

Mom acquitted in pot brownie case

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:44 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A Chico woman, accused of giving her 5-year-old daughter a marijuana brownie, was acquitted Thursday of felony child endangerment, with the jury deadlocked over a lesser misdemeanor version of the same charge.

Nielsen pleased with governor's address; Aanestad says more budget cuts needed

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — Following Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger State of the State address Thursday, local legislators weighed in on the issue on everyone's mind: The dismal state economy.

Not so rosy: Experts say economy is one to two years from turnaround

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:44 AM CST

CHICO -- No one who came to Thursday's Tri County Economic Forecast Conference thought there would be a rosy-glow message.

Obama's AG pick charts new counterterrorism course; declares waterboarding torture

Posted: 15 Jan 2009 02:58 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder forcefully broke from the Bush administration's counterterrorism policies today, declaring that waterboarding is torture and pledging to prosecute some Guantanamo Bay detainees in U.

Police report for Jan. 16

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

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

Publisher change for Chico, Oroville papers

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

The Enterprise-Record and Oroville Mercury-Register are getting a new publisher. Gregg McConnell, the publisher of newspapers in Vacaville and Woodland, will become publisher in Chico and Oroville.

Sidelines: Girls softball registration set

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

The new Chico Area Recreation and Park District Girls Softball League will hold a special registration day for all interested players Saturday from 10 a.

Sow There!: Painful hikes reminded me that I am not over 'the hill'

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we took a short segue through the town of Benicia, where I lived from second grade until I went away to college.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: It's ISE show time in Sacramento

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

The annual International Sportsmen's Exposition Show is going on right now in Sacramento, and will run until Sunday at the Cal-Expo Fairgrounds.

Three hurt in Paradise collision

Posted: 15 Jan 2009 01:10 PM CST

PARADISE — Ambulances, fire crews and the Enloe FlightCare helicopter rushed to a multiple car collision on Scottwood Road at Pearson Road at 10:50 a.

Three injured in Paradise rear-end crash

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 12:43 AM CST

PARADISE — Three people were injured Thursday morning in a rear-end crash on Pearson Road at Scottwood road.

Too much depth: PV girls roll to EAL win over Oroville

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

CHICO — Next time Oroville High's girls basketball team plays Pleasant Valley, an extra red can full of petroleum might be in order.

Two cats die in apartment fire caused by smoking

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:02 AM CST

CHICO — Smoking materials improperly disposed of are being blamed for an apartment fire that destroyed an upstairs unit on Drake Way, and resulted in the death of a woman's two pet cats.

Williams leads Paradise girls' win over Chico

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

PARADISE — Trailing 24-20 at halftime, the Chico High girls basketball team held Paradise to one field goal in the third quarter of Thursday's Eastern Athletic League contest.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Bidwell beavers cutting their teeth in different location: This year's visitors aren't causing a fuss like last year's

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO -- Beavers are back and busy building in Bidwell Park. But while the furry creatures made headlines last year for diverting most of Big Chico Creek down Lindo Channel with a dam at the Five-Mile, this year's batch has a new location.

Butte County chief administrator leaving

Posted: 12 Jan 2009 08:35 PM CST

OROVILLE — Just 14 months after taking the job as Butte County's chief administrative officer, C. Brian Haddix has announced his plan to resign effective March 24.

Butte County chief administrator to leave in March

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Just 14 months after taking the job as Butte County's chief administrative officer, C. Brian Haddix has announced his plan to resign effective March 24.

Campus clips

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Osher sign-ups for seniors The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is hosting a welcome and class sign-up meeting 10 a.

Candlelight walk, program set Monday

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

PARADISE — To commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, a candleight vigil and program are planned by Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence.

Case centers on how kid came across pot brownie

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Butte County jury will decide whether giving a marijuana-laced brownie to her 5-year-old daughter constitutes felony child abuse by a Chico mother.

Chicoans asked to forgo wood fires

Posted: 12 Jan 2009 02:15 PM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces today, due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Cop solicitations phony; search and rescue calls for real

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO -- Butte County citizens are reportedly getting phone calls asking for donations to a non-existent police group.

Daily Planner: January 13

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Events RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING: 6-7 p.m. Planning meeting. Relay for Life celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease and inspire others to continue the fight.

Driver critical after allegedly running red light

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE — An Oroville man is in critical condition after he allegedly ran a red light Sunday night, causing a traffic collision at Oro Dam Boulevard and Myers Street.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Bidwell Park GC allots awards

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:42 AM CST

Karla Dreiss was named the Bidwell Park GC Women's Golf Club Most Improved Golfer of the-Year at their annual awards luncheon, held at Marie Callender's Restaurant.

Editorial: Surprises abound in poor economy

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Our view: The demise of the Black Crow shows how difficult the restaurant business can be, especially in a troubled economy.

Enloe to host lecture, open house

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — A free lecture on eye sight and an open house is planned this month at Enloe Medical Center.

Letter: American food scarce at grocery stores

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

I read in "Tell It to the E-R" a few days ago where someone was looking for American-made products. They stated that they didn't mean fruits and vegetables.

Letter: Don't deny civil rights of others

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Messiah Bob Crosby has returned to straighten us out (no pun intended) on same-sex marriage. Crosby uses the slippery slope fallacy, i.

Letter: Pay to play in Bidwell Park

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

I do not know what all the fuss is about disc golf in Bidwell Park. If they want to solve the problem, just start charging each person for the privilege to play in the park, the same way they charge us golfers to play at the Bidwell Park Golf Course.

Letter: People should be talking about jobs

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

I'm depressed. I have two girls and my wife. I love each one. For about five months I have worked hard to find a job after being laid off.

Local Roundup: Hamilton girls dominate Redding Christian

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:42 AM CST

The Hamilton High girls basketball team broke a 10-all tie after the first quarter on the way to a 58-27 nonleague romp over Redding Christian (6-7) Monday night in Hamilton City.

Next round of school reorganization meetings this week

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO — A series of community input meetings on a proposed reorganization of Chico Unified School District's elementary schools continues with meetings tonight and Wednesday.

Peace Center halts wedding services

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Chico Peace and Justice Center is no longer offering its garden or ordained ministers to the public for wedding ceremonies.

Road rage chase mistaken for road race challenge

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:45 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY -- An unidentified driver who mistook a road rage chase on Highway 32 west of Chico Sunday for a road race, joined in and led a car full of alleged victims to believe two cars were pursuing them rather than one.

Sidelines: Clark to speak at Legion banquet

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:42 AM CST

Chico American Legion Baseball has announced that former San Francisco Giants first baseman Will Clark will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Spring Fever dinner and auction March 6.

Some get OK to burn while others are asked to refrain

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO — Monday morning, when Chico residents were being asked to refrain from lighting their woodstoves and fireplaces for the second day in a row, Jim Miller, an organic farmer on the south edge of town, got the OK to burn a pile of walnut

Spring in step with winter?: Recent temperature spike is actually an ongoing trend

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO -- Something's definitely been different the last day or two. Maybe you noticed bugs flying about, or folks on bikes who looked like they were out to enjoy the weather rather than get somewhere.

Two Chico residents face drug charges from L.A., Chico

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

Two Chico residents were arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday for drug-related charges, and Chico police later found a marijuana grow at their north Chico residence.

Two arrested in Biggs drive-by shooting Sunday night

Posted: 12 Jan 2009 03:18 PM CST

BIGGS — Within hours of a drive-by shooting that left a 46-year-old Biggs woman critically wounded Sunday night, Gridley-Biggs police had the first of two suspects in custody.

Woman found dead on roadside after crash identified

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A woman who was found dead on the side of the road Sunday after a car collision has been identified as Martina Morelock, 39, of Oroville.

Woman wounded in Biggs drive-by shooting

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 12:41 AM CST

BIGGS -- Two men are in custody and police expect more arrests in connection with a drive-by shooting late Sunday night that left a Biggs woman critically wounded.

Monday, January 12, 2009

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Blog Log for Jan. 12

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:43 PM CST

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

Chico job experts offer suggestions to Obama team

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:42 PM CST

CHICO -- When President-elect Barack Obama decided those out in the field already knew the economic problems the country faces — and maybe the solutions — he asked his transition teams to tap those resources.

Daily Planner: January 12

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

In protest of human trafficking

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:42 PM CST

At the Chico City Plaza on Sunday, Skye Li and her friends and family protested human trafficking and slavery in honor of National Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Israeli forces advance deep into Gaza urban areas

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:44 PM CST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli ground forces made their deepest foray yet Sunday into Gaza's most populated area, with tanks rolling into residential neighborhoods and infantry fighting urban warfare in streets and buildings with Hamas

Leaf pick up ends Friday

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:43 PM CST

The city of Chico's leaf pick-up crew, seen at work Friday on The Esplanade, will only be working a few more days.

Letter: Change we can't believe in

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

The primary focus for Barack Obama's campaign was the word "change." His crafty speeches, warming charisma and inviting smile had all Americans across the board (including Republicans) listening and hoping for the basis of his campaign "change.

Letter: Change you can't take to the bank

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

George W. Bush picked our pockets for $700 billion and gave it to the banks, and had to have it "right away.

Letter: Community support helps Catalyst

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Soroptimist International of Chico.

Letter: Many elves come out to help Arc

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

One way for us at the Arc to know another year is coming to a close is the magical appearance of the annual Holiday Gift Wrap Booth.

Local Briefs

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:43 PM CST

Quell wood fires CHICO — Residents are requested to not light their woodstoves or fireplaces for the second day in a row due to air quality concerns.

News of Our Past for Jan. 12

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:43 PM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Ridge Gazette sold to competitor' PARADISE — After 12 years with competing weekly and twice-a-week newspapers, Paradise now has one.

Oroville olive firm expands into Glenn County town of Artois

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:43 PM CST

ARTOIS -- California Olive Ranch's newly constructed Glenn County olive milling facility is unlike any other in the world.

Quick tapping of unspent $350 billion in works

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:44 PM CST

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leaders said a vote could come as early as this week on providing a second $350 billion for the financial industry, after assurances Sunday by President-elect Barack Obama and one of his top economic advisers

Rage fall to Bearcats in Modesto

Posted: 12 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

The Modesto Bearcats of the American Basketball Association defeated the Chico Rage 114-108 Sunday in Modesto.

Underdog 'Slumdog' sweeps Golden Globes

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:44 PM CST

BEVERLY HILLS — In a riches-to-rags year in the worldwide economy, an international rags-to-riches tale touched hearts, minds and Golden Globe voters.

Washington bound: Gridley students to attend inauguration

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:42 PM CST

GRIDLEY — A group of students and parents from Gridley's Manzanita Elementary School will witness history first-hand in a little over a week when President-elect Barack Obama is sworn into office.

Woman dies in Oroville car accident

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 11:44 PM CST

OROVILLE — An unidentified woman was killed Sunday morning, apparently after her car was driven off the road and she was ejected from the vehicle.

Woman found dead near road in Oroville

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:11 PM CST

OROVILLE — An unidentified woman was killed early this morning, apparently after her car was driven off the road and she was ejected from the vehicle.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

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'Goslings' will like Snow Goose Festival too

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

CHICO — Snow Goose organizers are flying high this month in anticipation of the group's 10th annual festival, Jan.

All About Us: Organic labels still not swaying this omnivore

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

CHICO — If I had to choose between a buffet of sweet, delicious junk food and a buffet of savory, healthful food, I would choose the healthful food absolutely every time.

Antique show aims to boost local dealers

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Paintings, toys, glass and records were some of the many collectibles offered from the 30 dealers at the Oroville Antique Show Saturday.

Arson suspected in travel trailer fire

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO -- A fire, possibly caused by arson, destroyed a white travel trailer Saturday afternoon on Pomona Lane.

Chico gets Dennis Burnum Classic title with big victory

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:27 AM CST

OROVILLE — Within a six-day span, the Chico High boys basketball team had to deal with the death of a fellow student, the suspension of seven players and a 21-point blowout loss at home to Red Bluff to open league play.

Chico lays off five firefighters

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 08:19 PM CST

CHICO — Unable to reach terms with the fire union on wage and benefit concessions, Chico city leaders sent layoff notices to five firefighters today and cut a sixth vacant position.

City lays off five firefighters: Vacant position also to be cut after bargaining talks fail

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO -- Five city firefighters received layoff notices Saturday morning after the city and the fire union failed to agree on wage and benefit concessions.

Daily Planner: January 11

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

Events ARABIC DINNER: 5:30 p.m. Vegetarian Arabic dinner prepared by Ali Sarsour as a fundraiser for Rose Scott Learning Center, designed for students with AD/HD, autism and learning disabilities.

Daily Planner: January 12

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Davies: Kids often learn the hard way

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:27 AM CST

As long as there have been high school sports teams made up of teenagers going through the confusion and difficulties of adolescence, there have been kids on those teams getting in trouble with their coaches for breaking rules of one kind or another.

Durham school board sets pay review

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

DURHAM — Amid layoffs and cuts in work hours, the unions at the Durham Unified School District are sensitive to what they see as wasteful or unnecessary spending.

Editorial: Coach helps his players learn

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

Our view: Faced with losing several games or teaching a lesson, a longtime teacher and coach opted for the lesson.

Farm briefs

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:36 AM CST

Livestock management workshop BROWNS VALLEY — A workshop will be held Wednesday to share recent research on water quality, range, pasture and livestock management.

Fram briefs

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

BROWNS VALLEY — A workshop will be held Wednesday to share recent research on water quality, range, pasture and livestock management.

Israel tells Gazans war will escalate

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel dropped bombs and leaflets on Gaza on Saturday, pounding suspected rocket sites and tunnels used by Hamas militants and warning of a wider offensive despite frantic diplomacy to end the bloodshed.

Letter: Age explains Dolan's decision

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

I consider your editorial regarding the 78-year-old planning commissioner's removal to be unnecessary, unwarranted and ill conceived.

Letter: Community has golden opportunity

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

In 1861 the first Chico classroom was in a farmhouse on the southern banks of Little Chico Creek. In 2008 one of the most Googled items was "Beijing.

Letter: Council shouldn't have folded

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

We had houses sneak into the park and were told, by the city, that it was just a series of errors. Now, we have a council that folds when pressured by illegal disc golfers.

Letter: Disc golf changes can help upper park

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

Some comments on the disc golf site. First, this is a spectacular site of blue oak woodlands with views of the upper park and the valley not to be duplicated anywhere.

Letter: Government retirees need help

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

The new Congress convened last week, and two members reintroduced the Social Security Fairness Act (HR 235) to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision.

Letter: Israel's deadly force warranted

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

The press in this country ought to be sold at the yo-yo store downtown, with Hamas holding the string.

Letter: No reason for higher food prices

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

I talked to several grocers recently about food prices and finally found out why grocery prices haven't gone down despite the fact that gas prices have plummeted.

Letter: Step up the Chargers coverage

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

I read your paper every day and enjoy each section that you offer. Yet in the sports section, I am often disappointed with the poor coverage given to the third professional football team in our state, the San Diego Chargers.

Letter: Who profits from wood-smoke ban?

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

As I understand it, air quality management can't legally enforce a chimney smoke ban until 2014. With your journalistic talent, can you tell us who profits (and please don't say "clean air breathers") from pushing legislation and public hysteria?

Letter; Prison the perfect place for some people

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

I opened the newspaper today to find another letter to the editor from Larry Phipps of Chico about the California justice system and prisons.

Local Roundup: Corning wins own tournament championship

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:27 AM CST

The Corning High boys basketball team defeated Orland 59-51 Saturday night to win the Corning Shootout championship game.

Local briefs

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Chico residents requested not to use woodstoves, fireplaces today CHICO — The Butte County Air Quality Management District requests that Chico residents voluntarily refrain from using wood stoves and fireplaces today, from midnight to midnight.

Major press problems delay delivery of newspaper

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Saturday's Enterprise-Record and Mercury-Register were delivered late because of major press problems during the early-morning run.

New water association leader wants to tell California's story

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

The Northern California Water Association has a new leader in Donn Zea, who said he is eager to find points on which California leaders agree, and to tell Northern California's story.

Newspapers late because of press problems

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 10:48 AM CST

CHICO — Newspapers will be delivered late in many areas today because of a major press problem overnight.

On Foot: California Buckeye dots Bidwell Park's treescape

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO — A couple of years ago, I wrote about the fact that I like to pick up stuff and study objects up close.

Oroville residents should have power by 6 p.m.

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 05:45 PM CST

OROVILLE — Power outages in Oroville and Thermalito have affected more than 5,000 people since 8:10 a.

Overtime effort: Chico State wins led by Bocian's 29 points

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 02:28 AM CST

CHICO — For most of the first half, Chico State's Andy Bocian felt he was getting fouled on his inside shots.

People on the Street

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

What do you think of the possibility of the state issuing IOUs for income tax returns this spring? Asked Thursday at the Vallombrosa post office.

Possible arson destroys trailer

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 03:53 PM CST

CHICO -- A travel trailer was destroyed by a fire this afternoon on Pomona Lane. Julie Smith called the fire department at 12:14 p.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico MANZANITA AVENUE — Construction is continuing throughout the winter on the project to rebuild the road between Centennial Avenue and East Avenue.

Survey finds Butte voters would back library tax

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE -- People in Butte County would support a sales tax increase to provide additional library funding, according to survey results presented to the Board of Supervisors last week.

Time to watch for sunrise in the west

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:38 AM CST

There are things in the world that stand the tests and challenges of time. The great pyramid of Giza sits where it always has been.

Wet & dry: Flood and drought both on county's mind

Posted: 11 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

Two Butte County panels meeting separately Tuesday both were talking water, but that was the only common point of the discussions.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

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1:30 p.m.: Illinois House impeaches gov, who vows 'not to yield'

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 03:45 PM CST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly today to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, setting up an unprecedented trial in the state Senate on whether he should be thrown out for abuse of power, including allegations that he

Accident snarls traffic

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Southbound traffic backs up along Highway 99 Friday afternoon as rescue personnel tend to occupants of a vehicle that rear-ended a West Valley Construction truck at the Southgate Avenue intersection.

Alleged white supremacist sentenced

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE — An Oroville resident and alleged white supremacist was sentenced Thursday to 31 years to life in prison for threatening to kill two Oroville residents while breaking into their home.

Big Chico State projects escape construction freeze

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

A freeze on top salaries, a halt to all but non-essential hiring and suspension of construction were announced for the University of California and California State University system Friday.

Butte women chalk up encouraging win

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

OROVILLE — Beginning next week, the Butte College women's basketball team will start finding out what type of challenge is in store for this season's quest to repeat as Golden Valley Conference champions.

City buying another piece of greenway puzzle

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — City officials hope to take a step toward a long-term goal by purchasing a one-acre site along Humboldt Road next to Little Chico Creek that's surrounded by other city land.

Daily Planner: January 10

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: January 11

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Events ARABIC DINNER: 5:30 p.m. A vegetarian Arabic dinner will be prepared by Ali Sarsour as a fundraiser for the Rose Scott Learning Center, designed for students with AD/HD, autism and learning disabilities.

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

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

HIT — The city of Chico is making it easier for citizens to keep an eye on their government. The city's new video streaming technology online is so much better than community-access television.

Fires damage two Chico homes Thursday

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — A blaze early Thursday morning caused by a cigarette heavily damaged a home at 1406 Lori Drive, south of East Avenue, while a second fire Thursday night caused only minor damage to a townhouse apartment on West 11th Street.

Five teens arrested in connection with several crimes

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Five Butte County teenagers were arrested Thursday after law enforcement officials confiscated and reviewed a videotape allegedly showing the teens committing several crimes.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Invisible War," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Herger gets spot on House health panel

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 05:18 PM CST

WASHINGTON — Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, has been appointed to a committee that deals with health issues, his office announced today.

Herger named to health committee

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

WASHINGTON — A pair of ears is close by for those who want to weigh in on the looming health-care debate.

Israel, Hamas defy UN call for cease-fire in Gaza

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 03:25 PM CST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets and helicopters bombarded Gaza today and Hamas responded with a barrage of rockets on at least two cities as both sides defied a U.

Letter: Black Crow will be missed

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

I was so saddened to hear of the closing of the Black Crow. For over three years many of my friends and I have met there on Fridays for their fabulous happy hour.

Letter: Coverage of state finals appreciated

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

On behalf of everyone at Hamilton Union High School, I want to thank the Chico Enterprise-Record for the excellent coverage of our school's participation in the California Small Schools Football Championship.

Letter: Diplomacy needed in Gaza

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

Last week, a rocket landed only 100 meters from my aunt's apartment in Ashdod, Israel. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Letter: Oroville animal shelter needs some help

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

Thanks to Rainy Green of the Northwest SPCA in Oroville. During "Home for the Holidays," 248 dogs and cats have been adopted.

Letter: Sales tax increase would help schools

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

Our public schools are facing significant to extreme reductions in funding. California is currently 46th in funding public education in the U.

Local Roundup: Chico boys advance to championship

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

The Chico High boys basketball team pulled off another convincing win in the Dennis Burnum Classic in Oroville, this one a 45-37 triumph over Las Plumas (3-6) that puts the Panthers (8-2) in today's title game against Foothill at 5:30.

Local briefs

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Love's affect on health to be discussed CHICO — A video and discussion on the health benefits of love will be the topic Sunday during a meeting of the Butte Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Moseys' Production Machinists to close in Orovilee

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE — Moseys' Production Machinists Inc. will close its doors in Oroville by the end of March 2009.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Pastor to teach class Sunday PARADISE — The Rev. Ann Sullivan will teach the class, "101 Explore Jesus, Explore Church Membership," on Sunday.

Ridge woman celebrates 100 years, and a town she loves

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

PARADISE — Last Sunday, the congregation at the Methodist church helped Alice Smith celebrate her 100th birthday.

Senior Planner

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Paradise programs: Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733; Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, 872-6393.

Sidelines: Butte's Ratekin signs with SMSU

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

Ryan Ratekin, the starting quarterback for the JCGridiron.com national champion Butte College football team, has signed a letter of intent to play at Southwestern Minnesota State.

Snowmobile rider injured in fall rescued near Butte Meadows

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 05:51 PM CST

BUTTE MEADOWS — A 20-year-old man who slipped in the snow and hit a tree after dismounting from his snowmobile was rescued from a remote ridge near Butte Meadows about 3 p.

Stranded climber rescued in the dark

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — Rescuers needed more than three hours Friday night to get a stranded climber from a cliff about 125 feet above Big Chico Creek, near the diversion dam.

Three suspects in local burglaries may face charges in other counties

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

PLACERVILLE — Three people suspected of burglarizing more than a half dozen Chico area businesses may face charges in at least four other counties before Butte County authorities get their hands on them.

Two Gridley residents arrested on meth charges

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Two Gridley residents were arrested Wednesday for charges related to their alleged possession of methamphetamine.

Unitarian youngsters win contest

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Nine youthful members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Chico have won this year's Chico Peace and Justice Center window-display contest.

Wildcat women stick to theme, top Lumberjacks; men drop thriller

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

CHICO — It was business as usual for the Chico State women's basketball team against Humboldt State.

Willows pot garden suspect arrested at second grow site

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

WILLOWS — A man wanted for questioning about a marijuana garden discovered at a Willows store was arrested Thursday night at a house near Artois, where law enforcement found another elaborate grow site and more than 300 pot plants.

Youth parolee arrested during search for stabbing witnesses

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — While looking for witnesses to a stabbing which took place Wednesday on The Esplanade, Chico police encountered a man acting suspiciously at West First and Arcadian avenues about 3:20 p.

Friday, January 09, 2009

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Autopsy reveals nothing in teen's death

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:36 AM CST

CHICO — Police said an autopsy has failed to identify what killed Nicholas Garber, the 18-year-old Chico High student who died New Year's Day.

Bargain store yields huge indoor pot garden

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:35 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Authorities Thursday were searching for the proprietor of a bargain store in Willows where nearly 1,300 marijuana plants were discovered growing in the basement.

Butte's most wanted for Jan. 9

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:35 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Shawn Keith Momen The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Shawn Keith Momen for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, violation of probation and

Correction for Jan. 9

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:36 AM CST

Chico Theater Company's "Fiddler on the Roof" opens today. The Buzz incorrectly listed it under Thursday in the calendar.

Daily Planner: January 9

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Performance BIRDCAGE THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. A 21st century version of Euripides' Greek tragedy, "Medea." 1740 Bird St.

Durham's speed lifts team's win

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

DURHAM — In one night, the Durham High girls basketball team received reminders in a home win over nonleague rival Biggs on Thursday about what is beneficial and what isn't about having a smaller lineup.

Glenn planning director's termination sought

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

WILLOWS — A small group of Glenn County citizens lobbed accusations Tuesday against the county planning director in an attempt to get the Board of Supervisors to fire him.

Las Plumas defense helps beat Paradise

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

OROVILLE — It's not how many times you give the ball away. It's what you do with it when you have it, and what you do to stop the other team from putting it in the basket.

Live from the city: Council to stream meetings on Internet, with instant replay

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 03:47 AM CST

CHICO -- New technology recently launched by the city will enable residents to watch City Council meetings streaming live on the Internet, and see replays of the topics they care about.

Local Briefs

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:36 AM CST

Stabbing Monday night almost goes unnoticed CHICO — Police got a call from officials at Enloe Medical Center Monday night who said they had a stabbing victim in the emergency room.

Local Roundup: Lombardi's 40 lifts Trojans over Yreka

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

Bobby Lombardi scored 40 points to lead the Orland High boys basketball team to a 68-54 first-round victory over Yreka on Thursday at the Corning tournament.

Massive pot garden found in Willows store basement

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 03:53 PM CST

WILLOWS — Glenn County authorities uncovered an elaborate indoor marijuana garden Wednesday afternoon in the basement of downtown business and are searching for the last known proprietor.

Memories of the WPA: Herger has doubts about Obama public works program

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:35 AM CST

CHICO -- Back in 1938, the government-run Works Progress Administration built the Bidwell Bowl amphitheater at Chico State University.

Organic gardening classes offered

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO -- A series of organic gardening classes will include lessons with experienced organic gardeners, chef David Guzzetti and two field trips.

Paradise Garden Club will meet Monday

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

PARADISE -- Paradise Garden Club's first meeting of 2009 will be Monday at 1 p.m. with social time at 12:30 p.

Police report for Jan. 9

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:35 AM CST

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

Quake str

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:36 AM CST

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A moderate earthquake rattled much of Southern California on Thursday, with shaking felt from north of Los Angeles down to the Mexican border.

Quake strikes San Bernardino; no damage reported

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 02:26 AM CST

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A moderate earthquake rattled much of Southern California on Thursday, with shaking felt from north of Los Angeles down to the Mexican border.

Sidelines: Wildcats ranked No. 7 in nation

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

The Chico State baseball team has been ranked seventh in the Collegiate Baseball Division II 2009 Preseason Poll, released this week.

Sow There: Sign guy made my day

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

For years, the tax service on Mangrove has hired young people to dress up like Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty around tax time.

Threesome arrested in Yuba City may be Chico ATM bandits

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 12:35 AM CST

YUBA CITY -- Three people arrested by Sutter County deputies Tuesday in Yuba City are believed to be tied to a rash of recent commercial burglaries in the Chico area, including two ATM thefts.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

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Art briefs

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Artists of River Town host January show OROVILLE -- The Artists of River Town have announced that painter Jean Burg is this month's featured artist at the State Theatre in Oroville.

Artist Jake Early's latest works released at Chico Paper Co.

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- Artist Jake Early's "California Highway 1" series No. 10 print image, "Monterey Bay," and "Winter," in his "Chico Seasons" collection, have been released at Chico Paper Company.

Avenue 9 Gallery announces winners of art exhibit

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- Avenue 9 Gallery's vote for the "People's Choice" from the "Chico Icons: Waterworks" exhibit resulted in a first place win for Maribeth Growdon's luminous watercolor-and-ink painting, "Autumn in Northern California.

Biblio File: Chico author hosts workshop on teaching kids about money

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Chicoan Kristan Leatherman is the co-author, with Jim Fay, of "Millionaire Babies or Bankrupt Brats?" ($24.

Bobcats trip up PV

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

CHICO — It's a good night of prep wrestling when a match that featured a last-second score and a tense overtime paled in comparison to another bout.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Jan. 8, 2009

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 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.

Buzz Editor's column: Blue Room Theatre celebrates new year with fundraising musical show

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

The Blue Room Theatre started the new year with a bang! "Songs for a New Year: A New Year's Resolution-Breaking Revue" deserves a prize, perhaps monetary, for coming up with the most creative way of asking for cash.

Calendar highlight: North State Symphony fundraiser

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

The North State Symphony will present a dinner and dance at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Calendar highlight: Random Tuesday

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Chico rock band Random Tuesday will play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Theatre, ETC, 14 Hillary Lane, along with From Ritual to Romance, Hello Astronaut and Avery Parkway.

Chico Police turnover rate slims staffing

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — With more police officers leaving than expected, the Chico Police Department is scrambling to fill a high number of vacancies.

Connelly to chair Butte supervisors

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE — Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly of Oroville will be the panel's chair for the coming year.

Correction

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

A story in Wednesday's paper about a request for Chicoans to forgo woodfires for the day had an incorrect toll-free phone number for a burn hotline.

Council to consider commission appointments

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — City councilors tonight will begin the process of shaping the boards and commissions that will influence decisions on the city's planning, parks, arts, and other areas.

Daily Planner: January 8

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:49 PM CST

Events LYON BOOKS' SIGNING: 7 p.m. Author talk and book signing featuring Helga Ruge, author of "More Truth Than Fiction.

Daily Planner: January 9

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:49 PM CST

Performance BIRDCAGE THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. A 21st century version of Euripides' Greek tragedy, "Medea." 1740 Bird St.

Entertainment calendar for Jan. 8-Jan. 14

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Thursday, JAN. 8 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFE CODA: The Americas, By Sunlight, Belles and Whistles. 8 p.m. All ages.

Fire Safe Council feels budget burn

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Work on several local projects aimed to reduce the threat of wildfire have been halted in light of the state's economic crisis.

Glenn County might be forced to issue IOUs

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

WILLOWS — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't the only official talking about issuing IOUs and warrants.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Curious Case of Benjamin Button' delights reviewers

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" stars Brad Pitt as a man who is born very old and ages in reverse, dying in infancy.

InnerView: Lansana Kouyaté brings music from Guinea

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:48 PM CST

CHICO — When Lansana Kouyaté taps out a rhythm on his balafon, he not only pays the bills but keeps his 800-year family history and tradition from Guinea alive and vibrant.

Judge allows jurors in Chico murder case to be interviewed

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE — A judge Wednesday refused to reverse a ruling allowing jurors in a Chico murder case to be interviewed, but limited the inquiry in an attempt to protect their rights.

Letter: Blame governor for car thief's release

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

You have got it wrong. Your Jan. 3 editorial blames the justice system for allowing a 16-year-old car thief "back on the streets.

Letter: Butte College lucky to have Fraters

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

The recognition of Dr. Terrence Fraters by Enloe Medical Center's Executive Medical Committee is long, long, long overdue.

Letter: Time proves Herger wrong

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

One of the primary expectations in politics is that the public has a short memory. We should all remember that in 2005 Congressman Wally Herger was touring our county saying the law should be changed to allow Social Security funds to be invested in

List of applicants

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Here are the applicants for the city's boards and commissions. Some applicants have applied for more than one panel.

Local Roundup: Trojans topple Willows in dual meet matchup

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

The Orland High wrestling team defeated Willows 45-24 in dual-meet action Wednesday in Willows. Pins by Eric Yang (119 pounds), Brett Schuman (145), Nathan Monck (119) and Jordan Garcia (160) highlighted the win for the Trojans (6-3).

Murray remains chairman of Glenn Board of Supervisors

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

WILLOWS — Every once in a while, someone breaks with tradition. That's what happened in Glenn County Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors decided to veer a bit from the usual new-year business of electing a chairman and vice-chairman.

Music preview: Musician Dave Mason set to play at El Rey Theatre

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Mason will perform at the El Rey Theatre on Jan. 16. In the early '60s, while jamming with other young musicians in England, guitarist Mason and drummer Jim Capaldi begin hanging out with keyboardist

New drugstores can have smaller parking lots

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — New drugstores in Chico won't need to provide as much customer parking — a change planners believe may provide more opportunity for businesses to build on underutilized sites and cut back on pavement.

North State Voice: Do we really need all those fences?

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:39 AM CST

I was startled awake by the sound of rain driven against the bedroom window. Windblown objects were crashing the house walls.

Obama taps spending watchdog amid news of $1.2 trillion deficit

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:49 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Pointing with concern to "red ink as far as the eye can see," President-elect Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to tackle out-of-control Social Security and Medicare spending and named a special watchdog to clamp down on other federal

Police say car thieves were involved in several burglaries

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Police said items found along with two stolen vehicles and a pilfered ATM near Forest Ranch Tuesday indicate that the thieves who left them were involved in several area burglaries.

Police seeking witnesses to Esplanade stabbing

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 07:59 PM CST

CHICO — A fight that spilled out onto The Esplanade this afternoon, and resulted in the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy, failed to prompt any calls to police, who are seeking help from the public.

Police seeking witnesses to stabbing of 16-year-old boy

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

CHICO -- A fight that spilled out onto The Esplanade Wednesday afternoon and resulted in the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy, failed to prompt any calls to police.

Police: Shooting stemmed from earlier altercation

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — A man shot in the leg by an unknown assailant outside his Nord Avenue apartment Tuesday night may have been involved in an earlier altercation with the shooter and some other men, police said.

Rage next to take crack at Chico pro basketball

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

Pascual Padilla enjoyed his experience as an assistant coach with the now-defunct Chico Force of the International Basketball League so much, he's started up another professional team.

School time

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Announcements A fundraiser to help Las Plumas High School ag students will be 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium.

Senate Democrats retreat on Burris; Obama steps in

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:49 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats beat a hasty retreat Wednesday from their rejection of Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's successor, yielding to pressure from Obama himself and from senators irked that the standoff was draining attention

State tax refunds may arrive as IOUs in '09

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

Local taxpayers may be surprised to find an IOU in place of a refund this year if a new plan to rescue the state from financial ruin comes to fruition.

Stepdad says Chico High student was in good mood the day before he died

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Keith Slocum said his stepson, Nicholas Garber, was in a good mood on the day before he died, and everything seemed normal.

The Nosebleed Section: Focus on the players still in uniforms

Posted: 08 Jan 2009 02:24 AM CST

Staying true to my word is important in this column and that's why you won't be getting more than two paragraphs about the Chico High athletes who made mistakes and are now suspended from extracurricular activities for 20 school days.

Theater briefs

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

Theatre on the Ridge offers fun-filled season PARADISE -- Theatre on the Ridge has announced its 2009 season.

Theater preview: Birdcage Theatre updates 'Medea' to 21st century

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

OROVILLE -- Euripides' "Medea" will be performed at the Birdcage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.

Theater preview: Blue Room shows two versions of 'Tender Yellow Sky'

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre is offering two different productions of "Tender Yellow Sky," a play written by an Orland High School drama teacher about teen suicide which received some media attention when school officials cancelled its production

Two ambitious installations displayed at 1078 Gallery

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 06:58 PM CST

CHICO -- "It's deceptively simple looking," Sheri Simons said of her large-scale installation, "as is.

What you need to know about Butte Humane Society

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 10:48 PM 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.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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Antique show starts Friday in Oroville

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Thirty antique sellers from across the Northwest will be welcomed to Oroville this weekend for the Oroville Antique Show, to be held Friday through Sunday.

Butte Community's parent bank halts dividend payment

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — Directors of Community Valley Bancorp, parent company of Butte Community Bank, have decided to temporarily suspend the payment of its quarterly dividend.

Chico High boys play shorthanded, lose to Spartans

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

CHICO — Just as many Chico High boys basketball players were decked in slacks and wind breakers as there were in uniform Tuesday night.

Chico councilor trial set for April 13

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Chico City Councilor Mary Flynn is scheduled to stand trial April 13 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of a prescription drug.

Chicoans asked to forgo wood fires

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces today, due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Chicoans asked to forgo wood fires Wednesday

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 02:36 PM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces Wednesday, due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Community Roundup: Marsh wrestlers succeed

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

The Marsh Gator Wrestling Club competed in the 10th annual Cardinal Invitational at Willows Intermediate School.

Daily Planner: January 7

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

Community BUTTE COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL: 9 a.m.-noon. Board of directors. 5555 Skyway, Paradise. BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.

Daily Planner: January 8

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

Events LYON BOOKS' SIGNING: 7 p.m. Author talk and book signing featuring Helga Ruge, author of "More Truth Than Fiction.

Democrats send their budget package to governor

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — There were signs of life Tuesday in the state budget arena, where a deadlock has reigned for weeks.

Disc golfers score more hang time: Council decides: Council decides that both courses will remain in play — at least for now

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

CHICO — City Councilors on Tuesday night unanimously voted into place a plan that allows some disc golf to remain in upper Bidwell Park.

Editorial: Costly plan needs thorough vetting

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

Our view: Barack Obama is wise to back off on trying to make an inauguration statement with a new, costly economic stimulus plan.

Gaza truce proposed after shell kills 30

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — France and Egypt announced an initiative to stop the fighting in Gaza late Tuesday, hours after Israeli mortar shells exploded near a U.

Glenn executive steps down to save jobs in her department

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

WILLOWS — In a time when some citizens say executives should cut their high salaries to improve the economy, a Glenn County official Tuesday went a step further — she stepped down.

Glenn's most wanted

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff's Office at 934-6627.

Israel shells near UN school, killing at least 30

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 03:03 PM CST

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Israeli mortar shells struck outside a U.N. school where hundreds of Palestinians had sought refuge today, killing at least 30 people — many of them children whose parents wailed in grief at a hospital filled with dead and wounded.

Kids shaken in bus crash

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

CONCOW — A bus filled with 27 schoolchildren collided with a car Tuesday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries for four students from Golden Feather School District in Concow.

Lemon addendum

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

CHICO — We're still a little fixated on Meyer lemons and the luscious lemon flavor that is a welcome antidote to the rich holiday foods of December.

Local Roundup: Bobcats fall despite Townsend's 29 points

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

Even with a rousing scoring effort from center Tim Townsend and a four-point lead with two minutes remaining, the Paradise High boys basketball team couldn't hold off surging Foothill in a 60-57 road loss Tuesday night.

Man shot in driveway of Nord Avenue apartment complex

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

CHICO — Police said a man who confronted a male allegedly beating on his car outside a Nord Avenue apartment about 7 p.

Minor wrecks, dense fog, chance of rain

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 09:40 AM CST

Minor wreck have been reported in Butte County as drivers are being confronted by patches of dense fog and even a chance of rain.

Rash of thefts culminates with discovery of vehicles, tools, pilfered ATM

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

CHICO — Stolen vehicles police suspect burglars used over the past week to break into one ATM and cart off another were found abandoned Tuesday on a road near Forest Ranch.

Sidelines: Four locals make Maxpreps all-state teams

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:05 AM CST

Maxpreps.com named its all-state teams earlier this week and the Northern Section fared well in the selections.

South Chico liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

CHICO — Duke's Cork-N-Bottle Shop on Park Avenue was robbed by an armed man Monday night. According to witnesses, a man wearing a bandana over his face entered the store at about 10:20 p.

Stolen vehicles, tools connected to ATM heists recovered

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 07:44 PM CST

CHICO — Two stolen vehicles police suspect burglars used over the last week to break into one ATM and cart off another were found abandoned today on a remote road in Butte Creek Canyon.

Two teens arrested in south Oroville robbery

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Two juveniles were arrested Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery in December in south Oroville.

Unanimous decision ousts Planning Commisoner Lambert from post

Posted: 07 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

OROVILLE — Without debate or discussion, 30 years of public service came to an end Tuesday when the Butte County Board of Supervisors accepted Chico Supervisor Jane Dolan's request to remove Nina Lambert from her seat on the Planning

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

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Burning hay load closes 162

Posted: 05 Jan 2009 10:09 AM CST

RICHVALE — A burning semi-truck trailer load of hay has forced the closure of Highway 162, just west of Highway 99.

Campus Clips for Jan. 6

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Trauma conference The seventh annual Children in Trauma Conference will be held Jan.

Chico police arrest two in stolen vehicle pursuit

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

ORD BEND — Chico police attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle on Walnut Street about 3:30 a.m.

DUI arrests up during recent holiday period

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Arrests of allegedly intoxicated drivers over the holiday period ending Jan. 1 were up in most north state communities compared to 2007.

Daily Planner: January 6

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Disc golf referendum might face legal question

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- A referendum seeking to keep disc golf courses in upper Bidwell Park faces a legal issue that could potentially allow the Chico City Council to throw it out on a technicality.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Boone scores last ace of 2008

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:45 AM CST

Dan Boone had reason to celebrate the New Year after scoring an ace on No. 17 at Butte Creek CC on Dec.

Editorial: IOUs may coerce legislators to act

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Our view: The threat of IOUs replacing politicians' paychecks and state income tax refunds could spur legislators to finally do something.

Gaza civilian toll rises; diplomats seek truce

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

GAZA CITY, Gaza — Israel ignored mounting international calls for a cease-fire Monday and said it won't stop its crippling 10-day assault until "peace and tranquility" are achieved in southern Israeli towns in the line of Palestinian rocket

Groups

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Music event on second Friday CHICO — Fans and performers of ragtime and Tin Pan Alley music from 1800 to 1950 may attend a display of the music Friday at The Lodge at Terraces Senior Living, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace.

Jackson chosen to lead Enloe trustees

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

CHICO — Matthews Jackson has succeeded Darby Makel as chairman of the Enloe Medical Center Board of Trustees, it was announced Monday.

Judge shoots down $3 million lawsuit

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — A judge has dismissed a $3 million federal civil rights suit brought by a former mentally disabled Butte County Jail inmate.

Letter: Community contributes tons of food

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

The Chico Community Food Locker wants to thank those who helped us feed the hungry during this winter holiday season.

Letter: County should challenge water plans

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Butte County Water Department's Dec. 28 response to Robin Huffman's concern over their plan to study local groundwater would be more convincing if it accurately described the most controversial activity in the investigation: performance testing of

Letter: Nation pulls together

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Polls show 80 percent of America approves of Barack Obama's performance, thus far. That's a lot of independents and Republicans joining in and coming together.

Letter: Right consultant worth every penny

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

When the holidays were over, I found myself in a predicament — I had overspent and overeaten, and I could hardly button my pants.

Local Briefs

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

Most wanted fugitive caught ORLAND — A man featured in local media Wednesday as one of Glenn County's most wanted fugitives was arrested Sunday at his home in the 4000 block of County Road M by two Glenn County deputies.

Local Roundup: Pease leads Champion Christian to nonleague win

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:45 AM CST

Tim Pease scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Champion Christian boys basketball team beat Princeton 77-52 Monday night in a nonleague home win.

Police mull scenarios in teen's death

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

CHICO -- Police haven't ruled out much of anything in the death of an 18-year-old Chico High student last week, including the possibility of suicide.

Sidelines: CHS boosters set crab feed

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:45 AM CST

The fourth annual Crab Feed, organized by Chico High Sports Boosters, will be Saturday. Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance.

Supervisors sworn in; Josiassen says farewell

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

OROVILLE -- In what was billed as the launch of a new tradition, it was in with the old, in with the new, and out with the old for the Butte County Board of Supervisors.

Texas fugitives use spray paint to disguise vehicle's color

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

WILLOWS -- A man and woman being sought on felony warrants issued in Texas were arrested Friday while reportedly spray painting their pickup truck with aerosol cans in the Wal-Mart parking lot on North Airport Avenue.

The Black Crow is out of business

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- A longtime downtown fine-dining restaurant is the latest casualty of a bad economy. After 11 years, The Black Crow has shut its doors.

Three sworn in to Glenn Board of Supervisors

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

WILLOWS — In a solemn Willows courtroom, Steve Soeth, John Viegas and Leigh McDaniel officially became new members of the Glenn County Board of Supervisors Monday.

Two teens charged in police chase across counties on New Year's Day

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 12:13 AM CST

BIGGS — Both the driver and a passenger in a stolen pickup pursued by police across three counties early New Year's Day were booked into Butte County Juvenile Hall.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

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All About Us: Kids and holidays — When parents learn to let go

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:15 AM CST

CHICO — This year, as the holidays came and went, we sent our older boys off to see their other parents.

Boy Scouts pick up Christmas trees in annual fundraiser

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

CHICO -- 'Tis the season to toss Christmas trees, and Boy Scout Troop 2 made the rounds in Chico Saturday to pick up the evergreens for recycling.

Chico woman arrested for alleged stabbing

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 03:30 PM CST

CHICO -- A woman was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during an argument.

Daily Planner: January 4

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:15 AM CST

Performances THEATRE ON THE RIDGE: 2 p.m. Auditions for "Over the River and Through the Woods." 3735 Neal Road, Paradise.

Daily Planner: January 5

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:15 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dolan wants county planning commissioner removed

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

OROVILLE — Almost exactly 30 years after making Nina Lambert her first appointment after becoming a Butte County supervisor, Jane Dolan wants the veteran planning commissioner removed.

Editorial: Council should avoid election

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

Our view: The Chico City Council should make certain its inflexible decision on disc golf doesn't cost the taxpayers even more money.

Experiencing a litter of 2-year-olds full of unpredictability

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

As anybody who has ever had a 2-year-old knows, these miniature Dr. Jekylls and Mr. Hydes can alternately be the most sweet, cooperative angels on the planet and then without warning — without apparent provocation — morph into the

Israeli ground troops invade Gaza to halt rockets

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Israeli troops backed by columns of tanks and helicopter gunships launched a ground offensive in Gaza on Saturday night, with officials saying they expected a lengthy fight in the densely populated

Laser treatment that tackles toenail fungus available here

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Patients of three area doctors now have access to Patholase's laser treatment of toenail fungus that causes nails to thicken, yellow and become misshapen.

Letter: Ask the tough questions on water

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

According to Butte County Director of Water Resource Conservation Paul Gosselin's Dec. 28 letter, "state initiatives will jeopardize the sustainability of our water resources.

Letter: Citizens have suggestions on health care

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

In response to President-elect Barack Obama's invitation to consider the problems and possible solutions to the failing U.

Letter: Kind stranger needs to be thanked

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

On Saturday, Dec. 27, my adult granddaughter and her family were driving from Santa Rosa to see friends in Paradise.

Letter: Many had a hand in passage of Prop. 8

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

Why are the Latter-day Saints taking all the flak for passage of Proposition 8? All the commercials I saw advocating Proposition 8 were sponsored by The Knights of Columbus.

Letter: Oroville roundabout a welcome addition

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the forward-thinking Oroville City Council members —those that stuck to their guns and approved the roundabout.

Letter: Stick to facts on water

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

Director of Water and Resource Conservation Paul Gosselin should not misrepresent what I wrote if he wants to stick to the facts.

Letter: Teachers' concerns not about money

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

As a teacher in Durham Unified, I found the Dec. 14 editorial both frustrating and insulting because it did not address the reality of the situation as it currently stands.

Local Roundup: Wildcat women drop crushing defeat

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:36 AM CST

Five players in double figures, a 54-percent shooting mark from the field and a 10-point second-half lead weren't enough to help the slumping Chico State women's basketball team hold off Cal State San Bernardino in a crushing 68-67 defeat Saturday

PAWS of Chico has milestone

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

CHICO — In November of 2008, a small celebration was held at Pawprints thriftstore on Longfellow Avenue to mark the 1,000th spay/neuter pet operation that PAWS of Chico helped make happen.

People on the Street

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

What's the longest you've kept a New Year's resolution?" Asked on Friday at Vallombrosa post office Jill Zinke Consultant, Sacramento Two weeks.

Road work roundup

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico MANZANITA AVENUE — Construction is continuing throughout the winter on the project to rebuild the road between Centennial Avenue and East Avenue.

The Bookshelf: "Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons"

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:15 AM CST

Cheerful and curious Lilly will easily draw beginning readers into her adventures. She takes her teddy bear to the park in spring, picks up shells at the beach in summer, samples apples in fall, throws snowballs in winter, and enjoys spring on a

The first gift of the year

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Babies who arrive in January already have a gift waiting for them with the annual Books for Babies program, sponsored by the Butte Literacy Council.

Who says crime doesn't pay?

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:14 AM CST

Trouble arrived in the U.S. mail on a Saturday. It was a letter from Wachovia bank, which I've never done business with, congratulating me on the purchase of my expensive new vehicle.

Woman arrested in stabbing

Posted: 04 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

CHICO — A woman was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during an argument.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

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Ambassadors give their time, answer the calls of patients

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — About 20 people dressed in blue polo shirts volunteer through the week at Enloe Medical Center with the goal of ensuring patients get what they need.

Another meth lab dumped on Glenn County road

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

AFTON — Items determined to be part of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation were found dumped on County Road 70 Wednesday night by a Glenn County sheriff's deputy on routine patrol.

Briefs

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

In most cases, thieves smash out windows and grab whatever they can quickly take from the vehicle. Purses and wallets are the most common targets.

Daily Planner: January 2

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 04:49 PM CST

Performance BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 10:30 p.m. "Songs for a New Year: A New Year's Resolution-Breaking Revue," musical comedy, at 139 W.

Daily Planner: January 3

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: January 4

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Performances THEATRE ON THE RIDGE: 2 p.m. Auditions for "Over the River and Through the Woods." 3735 Neal Road, Paradise.

Deceased Chico High teen identified

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — A young man who died early New Year's morning following an apparent seizure has been identified as Nicholas Brian Garber, 18, a Chico High School senior and starting linebacker on the football team.

Driver of stolen pickup switched license plates in Maxwell

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

BIGGS — The driver of a pickup truck stolen from Placer County stopped in the Colusa County town of Maxwell to steal license plates before leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit through three counties Thursday morning.

Editorial: First Chico mall loses its anchor

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 05:04 PM CST

Our view: The mall could find the silver lining in this latest setback if the owners and tenants think smart.

Editorial: Hits and misses

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Our take on the week in news HIT — Rather that trying to lure companies to leave one community for another, the preferred way for adding jobs to a community now is to grow them.

Historians oppose Wal-Mart store near Civil War site

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

LOCUST GROVE, Va. (AP) — Wal-Mart wants to build a Supercenter within a cannonshot of where Robert E.

In the thick of things

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Heavy fog rolled into the valley's floor Friday, as cautious drivers crept down Highway 99 between East 20th Street and the Skyway.

Israel lets several hundred Palestinians flee Gaza

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

EREZ CROSSING, Israel (AP) — Israel allowed several hundred Palestinians with foreign passports to flee Gaza on Friday, even as its warplanes bombed a mosque it said was used to store weapons and destroyed homes of more than a dozen Hamas

Letters: Charges should follow pregnancy story

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 04:48 PM CST

Your three-part series on the 16-year-old girl whose baby died after being born quite prematurely is a sad tale indeed.

Letters: Community helps spread God's love

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 04:48 PM CST

On behalf of the 680 children and 181 families that were able to have presents under their tree and food on their tables this holiday season, I would like to thank all those who helped contribute to Orchard Church's Christmas Wish Project.

Letters: Dam mistakes shouldn't be repeated

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 04:48 PM CST

Cities and counties encourage the development of flood plains, former farm and wild lands, creating "flooding problems.

Letters: Durham vote should lead to resignation

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 04:48 PM CST

I was disappointed in the E-R's Dec. 21 editorial "Durham needs dose of reality." The E-R didn't find it necessary to check the facts, because it didn't bother with gathering any.

Letters: Eighth-grade algebra not realistic

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

A recent San Jose Mercury News editorial (featured in "Other Views") recommended that algebra be required of California eighth-graders.

Letters: If state needs your money, give it up

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

I find fascinating that as our state accumulates an ever-increasing budget deficit, the remarkable number of individuals who advocate a tax increase as a panacea for our financial ailments.

Letters: Obama supporters still have work to do

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

As a volunteer group, local supporters of President-elect Barack Obama were very powerful during the campaign.

Letters: Throw leather instead of plastic

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Few ideas can sew multiple problems into a tapestry of solutions like shoe throwing in Bidwell Park. Discs and throwers are allegedly defoliating the landscape.

Lifestyle Rx: Changes add at least 14 years to patient's life

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

When I was writing my "Feeling Fit" book, I contacted my former patients and asked how they were doing.

Police say ridge slaying became result of break-in

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

PARADISE — The Sunday night death of a Paradise man has been determined to be a result of a home invasion robbery, Paradise police announced Friday morning.

Pricey pollinators: Buzz in the air signifies time for bees to dust nut crops

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Boxes of bees are visible along country roadways throughout the valley as almond farmers prepare for February, when bees are required for pollination of their early-blooming crop.

Senior Planner

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

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

Slick roads contribute to three accidents

Posted: 03 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

OROVILLE — Oroville drivers fell victim to slippery roads and foggy weather Friday evening with the conditions contributing to three separate car accidents.

Sow There: Goodbye 2008, hello 2009

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 04:49 PM CST

With the new year, the major holidays of 2008 are behind us. I really enjoy so many of the warm moments that come with the holidays.

Steve Carson's "Outdoors" Column: The best and worst of 2009's outdoors

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 04:49 PM CST

A recap of notable local and statewide outdoors-related stories of 2008: January The "salmon crisis" in California receives widespread attention, starting with a panel discussion at the International Sportsmen's Exposition show in Sacramento.

Friday, January 02, 2009

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Bombing kills Hamas leader

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli warplane dropped a 2,000-pound bomb on the home of one of Hamas' top five decision-makers Thursday, instantly killing him and 18 others, while the Israeli army said troops massed on the Gaza border were

Butte's most wanted for Jan. 2

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:36 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Dennis David Glover The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Dennis David Glover for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, violation of probation and

Chico High student dies; cause of death not known

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

CHICO -- Police are investigating the death of a young man early Thursday morning. According to a Police Department news release, emergency workers were called to a home in east Chico at 4 a.

Go fish

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

Dean Pewitt of Redding releases one of about 10 steelhead that he landed by mid-morning on Thursday, the opening day for steelhead fishing on the Feather River in Oroville.

Hundreds take Polar Bear plunge

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

CHICO -- "Crazy!!!" You heard that word again and again Thursday at One-Mile Recreation Area, where hundreds of swimmers braved the chilly waters of Big Chico Creek.

New Year's baby born at Enloe

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

CHICO -- Baby Paige Yvonne Kimball edged out two other infants to become the first newborn of 2009 in Butte County.

Polic report for Jan. 2

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:37 AM CST

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

Santa gunman led dual lives to plan

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

MONTROSE (AP) — Before donning the Santa Claus suit that would disarm his first victim, Bruce Pardo spent months plotting his Christmas Eve massacre behind a mask of friendliness that fooled his neighbors, lawyer and the ex-wife he killed

Teen driver leads police on New Year's chase

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

BIGGS — A 17-year-old unlicensed driver was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through three counties early Thursday.

U.S. readying south Afghan surge

Posted: 02 Jan 2009 12:40 AM CST

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's southern rim, the Taliban's spiritual birthplace and the country's most violent region, has for the last two years been the domain of British, Canadian and Dutch soldiers.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

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54 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:42 AM CST

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — At least 54 New Year's revelers died when a fire swept through a packed nightclub in the Thai capital, police at the scene said.

Art briefs

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

Stanaway to speak at reception for 'Plywood on Paper' CHICO -- Local artist Klutch Stanaway will show his exhibit, "Plywood on Paper," at Chico State University's Humanities Center Gallery from Jan.

Biblio File: The year in local books; more to come in 2009

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:57 AM CST

North state writers and those with local connections were busy in 2008. Novels reviewed included "Sweet Life" (Mia King), "More Truth Than Fiction" (Helga Ruge), "Love's Journey" (James Rozendaal), "Sylvia's Book" (Linda Kathleen Peelle), "The

Briefs

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

Motorcycle run will aid charity ORLAND — The fourth annual "Motor-Icicle Run" is slated for Jan.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Jan. 1, 2009

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM 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.

Cabaret set for 2009 season

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

CHICO -- The Chico Cabaret has announced its 2009 season. Theater performances include the following: "Is He Dead," a comedy by Mark Twain, runs Jan.

Calendar highlight: Armed for Apocalypse

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:53 AM CST

Local band Armed for Apocalypse is playing at 8 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Lost in Chico. The band features (left to right) Nick Harris (powerhouse drummer), Cayle Hunter (guitar, vocals), Kirk Williams (guitar, lead vocals) and Corey Vaspra (bass

Calendar highlight: The Just Us Band

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

The Just Us Band, featuring Marghee & Duane O'Donnell, will play from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8 at Western Pacific Brewing & Dining in Oroville at 2191 High St.

Check It Out: Open a book, learn a new hobby in 2009

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

Happy New Year. Is 2009 the year you start a new hobby? Maybe you want to get back to one you liked in the past, or you want to learn more about a hobby you already enjoy.

Chico State alumna named 2009 Disneyland resort ambassador

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

ANAHEIM --At the stroke of midnight, Chico State University alumna Danielle DuBois had a dream come true.

Chico man arrested in Phoenix child sex case

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

PHOENIX — A man authorities said recently moved to Chico from Phoenix was arrested Christmas Eve at San Francisco International Airport on a charge of soliciting a 10-year-old girl for prostitution.

Chico man arrested in Phoenix sex sting

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:40 AM CST

PHOENIX— A man authorities said recently moved to Chico from Phoenix was arrested Christmas Eve at San Francisco International Airport on a charge of soliciting a 10-year-old girl for sex.

Community Roundup: Gators fare well in Corning tourney

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:40 AM CST

The Marsh Gator Wrestling Club competed in the sixth annual Corning Shark Attack Takedown Tournament, with several schools from the Nor Cal Section in attendance.

Cover story: The Buzz looks back at entertainment of 2008: Arts community offers something for everyone

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:44 AM CST

Entertainment options packed Butte County in 2008. There were art exhibits, plays and concerts. There were dances, local books and new movies.

Daily Planner: January 1

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

Health, emotional support ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 6:30 a.m., noon, 5:30 daily. 1114 Mangrove, Chico; AA Fellowship: 8 p.

Daily Planner: January 2

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

Performance BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 10:30 p.m. "Songs for a New Year: A New Year's Resolution-Breaking Revue," musical comedy, at 139 W.

Dense fog lingers

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:42 AM CST

For the second day in a row commuters from Chico south will be confronted by fog so dense you can almost feel it.

Dr. Fraters wins Legacy Award

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:41 AM CST

CHICO — Dr. Terrence Fraters, a longtime Chico physician, has been named this year's winner of the Enloe Medical Center Legacy Award.

Editorial: New Year's Day a time to dream

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:47 AM CST

Our view: The wish list for 2009 includes no elections, no brawls over the general plan and no "No Trespassing" signs.

Enloe's Legacy Award given to doctor of 35 years

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

CHICO — Dr. Terrence Fraters, who has been treating patients for 35 years, is winner of the 2008 Enloe Medical Center Physician Legacy Award.

Entertainment calendar for Jan. 1-7

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

Thursday, JAN. 1 No events scheduled. Friday, JAN. 2 Music/Nightclubs COUNTRY, Oroville: Kickin' Karaoke.

Environmental film festival kicks off

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

NEVADA CITY -- The seventh annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is taking place Jan. 9-11 in Nevada City.

Fire badly damages home in Oroville

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

OROVILLE — A fire scorched an Oroville home Tuesday night, with fire officials estimating the total damage to exceed $75,000.

Fraters wins Enloe's 2008 Legacy Award

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:53 AM CST

CHICO -- Dr. Terrence Fraters, who has been treating patients for 35 years, is winner of the 2008 Enloe Medical Center Physician Legacy Award.

Glenn sheriff requests funds for boating, waterway safety

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

WILLOWS — Glenn County supervisors Tuesday authorized the Glenn County Sheriff's Office to participate again this year in a state program that will help provide safer waterways locally.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Valkyrie' proves to be a decent historical film

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

"Valkyrie" stars Tom Cruise as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a Nazi war hero who attempted to kill Hitler in a plot that involved military higher-ups.

High school students experience art in the wild

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Monday was a perfect day for sketching the peaceful, scenic acreage known as the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, south of Willows.

Investigation continues into apparent ridge homicide

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 04:06 AM CST

PARADISE — Investigation into an apparent Sunday night homicide is still in the early stages. An autopsy was conducted Tuesday, but the results have yet to be released.

Letters: Disc golf part of much larger issue

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

Folks on both sides of the disc golf issue have suggested that all the hubbub is not really about disc golf.

Letters: Don't trash Chico State campus

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

On a recent visit to the campus of Chico State University, I went to the main library to do some research.

Letters: Preservation of park a necessity

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 AM CST

The increased population in the Chico area is putting immense pressure on many areas of the park as noted by the two- and three-story homes built above Alligator Hole.

Letters: Save citizens from second-hand smoke

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

Wood smoke pollution has been a significant problem in many communities and there have been some creative solutions to reduce it.

Local Roundup: Mansfield shoulders Vikings' Jamboree win

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:37 AM CST

Kelsey Mansfield scored nearly half of the Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team's points in the Vikings' 53-50 overtime win over Merced at the West Coast Jamboree in Antioch.

Local Roundup: Panther girls fall in Jamboree

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

The Chico High girls basketball team lost 67-37 to Modesto Christian in the West Coast Jamboree's Platinum Division on Wednesday in Antioch.

Music review: Blues and beer mix in rocking anniversary celebration

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 AM CST

PARADISE -- Paradise blues band Rube and the Rhythm Rockers played to a packed crowd Saturday night during the fifth annual anniversary party for The Canteena sports bar and grill on the Skyway.

North State Voices: East Coast girl warms up to life in Chico

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

I am a transplant. I grew up on Long Island, New York, two blocks from the beach. Home smelled like salt water, tasted like clambakes and sounded like the slap of rigging against the masts of boats in the bay.

Obama pledges schools upgrade in stimulus plan

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:53 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama probably cannot fix every leaky roof and busted boiler in the nation's schools.

Orland Center for the Arts shows Turnbull's style

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

ORLAND -- George and Rae Turnbull's individual artistic styles will be displayed in a January show titled "Turnbull and Turnbull" at the Orland Center for the Arts.

School Time for Dec. 01

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

Announcements Students at most local schools will return to classes Monday, following winter break. Notre Dame School will have a half-day schedule Wednesday, with students dismissed at noon.

Schwarzenegger again seeks sales tax hike

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:53 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- California will begin the new year as it ended 2008 — mired in a budget deficit that the Schwarzenegger administration labels "a major crisis" and with lawmakers unable to agree on how to fix it.

Seasonal visitors on the wing bring seasonal watchers to refuges

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Thousands of migratory birds are making their annual stop in the Sacramento Valley and early risers on the weekends can catch a guided tour around the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge at 8:30 a.

Sidelines: Little League softball combines

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:39 AM CST

All four Chico Little Leagues, Central, Eastside, El Rancho and Westside, have come together in an unprecedented move to operate a dedicated girls softball program.

Sidelines: Sportsmen's Expo better than ever

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 AM CST

The best and biggest of the outdoors comes to Sacramento on Jan. 15-18 as the International Sportsmen's Exposition returns to Cal Expo.

Theater briefs

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

TOTR hosts auditions for spring comedy PARADISE --Theatre on the Ridge is holding auditions at 2 p.m.

Theater preview: Blue Room Theatre welcomes 'Songs for a New Year'

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre will kickoff the New Year on Friday and Saturday with a sparkling new musical review as a fundraiser for the theater.

Tribute to Josiassen included at swear-in

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

OROVILLE — In an event that only happens once every four years, the Butte County Supervisors will come together Monday to add a new member, swear in two who are returning, and say a second — more formal — farewell to the exiting

Turning in the old TVs

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

Tony Skaggs with Computers for Classrooms carries a TV during a recycle event Dec. 13. Computers for Classrooms will host another collection Saturday at its facility, 315 Huss Drive, off Hegan Lane in Chico.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 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.

World bids adieu to a rocky 2008; worries over '09

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:42 AM CST

PARIS (AP) — When French shoppers start cutting back on buying champagne, oysters and foie gras for New Year's, it's been a rough year.