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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Accused ex-officer blames actions on date rape drug

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

OROVILLE -- A rookie officer who resigned from the Williams Police Department after allegedly trying to break into the home of three Chico women said outside of court Friday he will attempt to prove someone slipped a disabling drug into his drink at

Attorney seeks change of jurisdiction in double homicide case

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

QUINCY— Although a Plumas County judge has set a trial date for the man accused of killing a Willows teen and his girlfriend in Chester last summer, the case could go to another county.

Budget situation calls for proposed county fire cuts

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Several proposed budget cuts to Cal Fire-Butte County could leave Butte County with vacant fire stations and up to 23 less firefighters.

Chico man arrested for second time in three days for alleged bomb threats

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

CHICO — A 28-year-old Chico man was arrested for the second time within three days after he allegedly made a bomb threat Friday at the Fit One Athletic Club on the Skyway.

Daily Planner: February 28

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

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

Daily Planner: March 1

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Events 44TH ANNUAL CAPAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT DINNER: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Capay Elementary School, corner of Fourth and Cutting avenues.

Drought proclamation stirs local concerns

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 01:48 AM PST

OROVILLE -- Butte County water officials have concerns that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proclamation Friday on the drought isn't clear about protecting local control over groundwater.

Economy experiences worst showing in 25 years

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy is moving in reverse faster than the government can measure. The contraction for the fourth quarter of 2008 had been estimated at 3.

Editorial: Hits and misses our take on the week in news

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

HIT — We're glad to see there's finally movement on the Forest Highway 171 project, an important escape route off the Paradise ridge.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Servants, Savior and Solid Food," from Pastor Justin Morris; 6 p.

In honor of Robert Burns, Scottish Society pays a visit

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Several members of the Butte County Scottish Society paid a visit to residents Feb. 21 at Windchime Assisted Living in Chico.

Letter: Fire all politicians and start over

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Here we go again, more taxes on the working class and no concession in Congress or the state Legislature.

Letter: Ordinance would preserve trees

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Thanks to Jenn Klein for her article on the proposed amendments to Chico's tree ordinance (Feb. 21). However, she missed a vital provision in the proposal: The new rules would be activated only when a discretionary permit is required.

Letter: Where does stimulus money come from?

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Opinions are rampant relating to our stimulus considerations. Let us for the moment consider the question, "Where have we been, where are we, and where are we headed?

Local Roundup: Butte men see their season end in San Jose

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

The Butte College men's basketball team was eliminated from the state championship playoff tournament Friday night after falling 86-76 to San Jose City College in San Jose.

Make-A-Wish helps Parker family visit giraffes in Kenya

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

The Make-A-Wish Foundation paid for the Parker family of five to go to Kenya's exclusive "Giraffe Manor" and live with the tall, quiet creatures.

Natural Wonders: Wherever in the universe, gems start as molten liquid

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

NASA's data now claims large deposits of opal have been found on Mars. This is a kick-off question as to whether there are deposits of gold and diamonds, too.

Octuplet mom lets offer of free baby care lapse

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

LOS ANGELES — The mother of octuplets born earlier this month seemed more interested in lining up a reality TV show and press conferences about her babies than in arranging free, 24-hour nursing care for them, the founder of a nonprofit

Officials to unveil bird-heckling policy

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

WILLOWS — Officials of Glenn County and the city of Willows will hold a special public meeting this morning at 10:30 regarding the annual bird nuisance — and what they plan to do about it this year.

Paradise's girls ease to victory, boys win as well

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

PARADISE — After leading Lassen High by five through one quarter, the Paradise High girls basketball team used a 16-2 lead to blow the game wide open and cruised to a 66-44 victory at home Friday in the first round of the Northern Section

Perspectives: A call to action

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

This article is a call to action to Christian churches in our region. I am not presumptuous enough to address mosques and synagogues and secular organizations, though I would ask members of such communities to interpret what I say through the lens

Religious Briefs

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Episcopal church begins Alpha course PARADISE — St. Nicholas Episcopal Church will offer a 10-week Alpha course starting this Sunday at the church, 5872 Oliver Road.

Reporting law making Enloe a better hospital

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

CHICO — A state law designed to reduce medical errors is making Enloe Medical Center a better hospital, Enloe's chief operating officer said Friday.

Senior Planner

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

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

Sidelines: Strongest man competition set

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

The Body Shop Gym will present the second annual Chico's Strongest Man Competition on Saturday, March 28.

Stein leads Mustang boys in home win, Champion girls fall to Westwood

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

CHICO — With grace and a public-address prayer, the Champion Christian School boys thanked and welcomed Dunsmuir to town.

Tigers' town: Oroville boys top LP for playoff win

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

OROVILLE — Oroville High's boys basketball team was going to shed the massive baggage of a 13-game losing streak Friday night whether the Tigers won or lost.

Two I-5 crash victims still in hospital, in fair condition

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

CHICO — Two men critically injured in a fatal accident Feb. 18 on Interstate 5 near Willows remained hospitalized Friday, while a third victim of the crash has been released.

UPDATE: Schwarzenegger declares Calif. drought emergency

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 03:24 PM PST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency today after three years of below-average rain and snowfall in California, a step that urges urban water agencies to reduce water use by 20 percent.

Welcome wet weather re-opens Oroville boat ramps

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

OROVILLE -- With the arrival of some much-needed rain earlier this week, Lake Oroville is bouncing back as a recreation area for boaters, with weekend weather predictions continuing to positively impact lake levels.

Willows trustees approve teacher layoff notices

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

WILLOWS — Willows Unified School District trustees officially decided to cut at most 18 full-time positions, though some positions listed are currently held by part-time employees.

Friday, February 27, 2009

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A look at the Butte College playoff basketball games:

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 02:20 AM PST

LOCAL GLANCE California Community College Championship Tournament MEN Northern regional No. 10 Butte (22-9) at No.

Air quality board will pursue ban on woodstoves

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:08 AM PST

CHICO -- Area leaders Thursday took steps toward banning the use of fireplaces and older woodstoves on poor air-quality days in the Chico urban area.

Arrest in weekend bomb threats; caller to mall still at large

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 11:32 AM PST

CHICO — A Chico man, whose family said is developmentally challenged, has been arrested on suspicious of placing bomb threat calls to the Chico Wal-Mart and Raley's Supermarket on Notre Dame Boulevard last weekend.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law-enforcement agencies: Gary Leroy Johnson The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Gary Leroy Johnson for a warrant charging him with two counts of battery with injuries on emergency

Butte reserves serve crucial role in Roadrunners' successful season

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 02:19 AM PST

OROVILLE — With a buzz about men's basketball at Butte College back again, Roadrunners forward Makie Rice earlier this week joined those reminded of the historical lore that has been pumping through the program for decades.

CUSD board approves new school calendar

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

CHICO — The era of the 10-day February break is ending for Chico Unified School District. The board of trustees voted 3-2 Wednesday night to approve school calendars for the next three school years.

CUSD to slash more than 100 teaching positions

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 01:17 PM PST

CHICO — With many Chico Unified School District trustees expressing regrets, the board on Wednesday unanimously eliminated more than a hundred teaching positions.

Chico man arrested on suspicion of placing bomb-threat calls

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

CHICO — A Chico man, whose family said he is developmentally challenged, has been arrested on suspicion of placing bomb-threat calls to the Chico Wal-Mart and Raley's Supermarket on Notre Dame Boulevard last weekend.

County planning commissioners honored

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

OROVILLE — After serving Butte County for 30 years and then being ousted unceremoniously, former Planning Commissioner Nina Lambert was honored Thursday.

Daily Planner: February 27

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:06 PM PST

Events BIG CHICO CREEK WATERSHED ALLIANCE: 5:30-8 p.m. Annual reception highlighted with aerial film tour of Big Chico Creek Watershed.

Daily Planner: February 28

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:06 PM PST

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

Durham's defense stops Etna

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

DURHAM — Durham High girls basketball coach Aerin Farrell knows his Trojans have to play better on the offensive end than they did on Thursday night to earn a trip to the Northern Section Division V final on March 7.

Editorial: Progress on binge drinking hobbled

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:05 PM PST

Our view: The university holds sorority and fraternity members to a high standard, which is exactly how it should be.

Home builders hope new tax credit works

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:08 AM PST

CHICO -- Area builders, like their brethren around the state, hope Sunday's kickoff of the state stimulus tax credit for buyers of new homes brings more shoppers to their subdivisions.

If one African violet isn't enough, make more

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:06 PM PST

No matter what the temperature outdoors, longer and brighter days are coaxing houseplants awake indoors.

Letter: Don't bail out the rich folks

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:05 PM PST

This reporter learned today that Richie Rich, after running his bank into the ground by urging citizens who could not afford the skyrocketing price of homes to purchase them, is due to receive some much needed relief.

Letter: Future generations will pay

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:05 PM PST

I wish to thank all those who voted "yes" (all Democrats except three Republicans) for burdening my unborn great-great-great-grandchildren with trillions of dollars of debt.

Letter: Shorter work weeks would save jobs

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:05 PM PST

I try to keep my stress level down when it comes to politics, but it surely has been hard to do during the last few weeks.

Letter: Why is health care so expensive?

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:05 PM PST

For years, there's been talk about "fixing our ailing health care system," mostly regarding how "we" will pay for health care.

Local Roundup: Roadrunners sweep ARC

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

Ashley Wagner and Heather Jackson both earned complete-game victories and the Butte College softball team swept a nonconference doubleheader over American River on Thursday in Sacramento, 6-5 and 11-1 in five innings.

Local briefs

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

Crop disaster recovery program sign-up ends for 2005-2007 WILLOWS — Donald Perez, executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Willows, announced that the sign-up period for the 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program ends today.

Narcotics task force seizes 36 pounds of pot

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

OROVILLE -- The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force confiscated 36 pounds of processed bud marijuana at a storage shed in north Chico Thursday in an ongoing investigation.

Obama budget accompanied by $1.75 trillion deficit

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:06 PM PST

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama charted a dramatic new course for the nation Thursday with a bold but contentious budget proposing higher taxes for the wealthy and the first steps toward guaranteed health care for all — accompanied by an

Perfect ending: Argenal finishes Wildcat career with game-winning 3-pointer

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:08 AM PST

CHICO — There were hugs. There were tears. The way they stormed the floor, there was no way to know it was just regular-season win No.

Portuguese water dog owners fear Obama effect

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:06 PM PST

NEW YORK -- It's nothing against the Obamas. But some Portuguese water dog owners aren't thrilled the breed is a front-runner for the first family.

Rough proposes fire-protection district for ridge

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

PARADISE — Paradise Town Manager Chuck Rough has proposed a fire-protection district that would apply a parcel tax to property owners within its boundaries.

Sewage spills foul San Francisco Bay over and over

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:06 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO -- Last weekend, 890,000 gallons of raw sewage and stormwater spilled into San Francisco Bay from an overloaded World War II-era treatment plant.

Sidelines: Rage game to be shown on TV

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

Youth soccer academy offered Off The Wall Soccer is accepting registration for the winter youth soccer academy that starts Saturday, March 7.

Sow There: Cheap thrills -- planting and living on a few coins a day

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:06 PM PST

I guess I'm in a time in my life when I am ready for a long-term commitment — sort of. After 13 years living in my house, I feel really stupid that I never planted a Meyer lemon tree.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: NorCal angler Reese tops Bassmaster Classic

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

It should come as no surprise that a Northern California angler has topped professional bass fishing's premier event, the Bassmaster Classic.

Sunny break in the weather

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

On a somewhat sunny day Thursday, after several days of rain, Cyndy Madison of Chico spent some time in the sun and watched her 10-year-old border collie dog, Oreo, cool off in a small pond of water after playing catch in upper Bidwell Park.

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department:

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

Feb. 19 — 1900 block of Elm Street. Bedroom door and bed damaged. Reported at 5:41 p.m. Feb. 19 — 2000 block of Park Avenue.

Tree tours offered on mansion and university grounds

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 10:06 PM PST

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and Chico State University are jointly offering four tours of their remarkable collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs this spring on March 10 and 21 and April 7.

Woman says boyfriend robbed, kidnapped her

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

WILLOWS — After assaulting his girlfriend at a home in the 200-block of North Plumas Street Wednesday night, Maxamino Florez Gaona, 31, returned Thursday morning and used a gun to rob the woman and take her against her will to Maxwell, police

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Art briefs

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

Exhibit features Brewer's paintings PARADISE -- Madeleine Brewer will show her art work, "Impressions by Madeleine" at the Paradise Art Center from March 7-March 31.

Biblio File: Environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert comes to Chico State

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

Elizabeth Kolbert filed a series of reports on global warming for the New Yorker which won the National Magazine Award in 2006.

Bomb threat closes mall, Kohl's; nothing found

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

CHICO — Calls placed to the management office of the Chico Mall and nearby Kohl's store claiming multiple bombs had been planted prompted the evacuation of several businesses Wednesday morning.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 26, 2009

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

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.

Calendar highlight: 'Oh Mr Sousa!'

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

"Oh Mr. Sousa!" featuring music from the life of composer John Phillip Sousa will be performed at 7:30 p.

Campus project offers guidance on violence, sexual assault

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

New "Safe Places" are opening at Butte College and Chico State University, where students can get information and guidance on issues of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.

Candy Matthews shows appetizing art at Upper Crust

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

CHICO --A bountiful exhibit of local artist Candy Matthews' watercolor works will be on display through March at the Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe.

Charges dropped against Chico man after four years in custody

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:43 AM PST

OROVILLE — All charges were dropped Wednesday against a mentally disabled Chico man who was bounced back and forth between the courts and a state hospital for more than four years, without standing trial.

Chico Theater Company offers School for Performing Arts

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

CHICO -- Chico Theater Company recently announced the launch of the School for Performing Arts. The school includes private and group lessons, classes and seminars in the performing arts for beginning, intermediate and some selected advanced areas.

Chico rapist linked to crime by DNA gets prison sentence

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

OROVILLE — An 18-year prison sentence was handed down Wednesday to a convicted Chico rapist, who was linked to the crime through DNA tests while in prison for two unrelated local armed-robberies.

Corrections

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

A story Tuesday about a Bidwell Park and Playground Commission meeting recounted a discussion about the "illegal" use of the disc golf courses when Bidwell Park trails are closed.

Cover story: 'Arms and the Man' charms audience at Birdcage Theatre

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

OROVILLE -- And we have a winner! The Birdcage Theatre deserves gold stars for its interpretation of Irish writer George Bernard Shaw's comedy/drama, "Arms and the Man," which opened last week and runs through March 8.

Daily Planner: February 26

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Events PARADISE LIBRARY: 4 p.m. showing of "Wall-E" at 5922 Clark Road. 872-6320. HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.

Daily Planner: February 27

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Events BIG CHICO CREEK WATERSHED ALLIANCE: 5:30-8 p.m. Annual reception highlighted with aerial film tour of Big Chico Creek Watershed.

Editorial: Tree ordinance a needless law

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:02 AM PST

Our view: Chico's trees are doing fine and don't need more bureaucratic protection. Newcomers to Chico and residents who have lived here for decades often share an obvious observation.

Entertainment Calendar for Feb. 26-March 4

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

Thursday, FEB. 26 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS BELL MEMORIAL UNION AUDITORIUM, CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY: Acoustic surfer rock by Donavon Frankenreiter.

Escaped rapist caught

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:43 AM PST

OROVILLE — A convicted rapist who escaped from the custody of law enforcement officials at Oroville Hospital almost two weeks ago, is now back in Butte County Jail.

Escaped rapist caught hiding under bed

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 02:29 PM PST

OROVILLE — A convicted rapist who escaped custody at Oroville Hospital 12 days ago was apprehended today.

Ex-Pleasant Valley booster treasurer imprisoned

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

OROVILLE — Before imposing sentence in the case, a judge on Wednesday ordered a prison evaluation for a volunteer parent treasurer who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from a Pleasant Valley High School student athletic fundraising

Fundraiser for Sea Shepherds held at 1078 Gallery

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

CHICO -- The Celtic Knights of the Sea will host a fundraiser for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the 1078 Gallery on March 7 at the gallery.

Glenn County most wanted fugitive arrested

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

ORLAND — Even before her picture appeared in newspaper columns Wednesday featuring Glenn's most wanted fugitives, Orland resident Carmen Shirlene Glidewell, 39, was under arrest.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Coraline' mesmerizes kids with 3-D adventures

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

"Coraline" is the story of a little girl who visits a parallel world in her dreams, where her parents are always available to pay her attention and prepare her favorite dishes.

Herger worried about 'slow move toward government-run health care'

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

WASHINGTON — After hearing President Obama address Congress Tuesday, Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, voiced concern about "a slow move toward government-run health care.

Hmmm ...What to do?

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Two-year-old Cole Thomas Hunter found a softball while hiking near the Children's Disc Golf Course at Sherwood Forest Wednesday.

Independent film selected for Sacramento International Film Festival

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

CHICO -- "The Pressman Negatives," a film by Jason Tannen, artist, gallery curator and instructor at Chico State University, has been selected for screening at the 2009 Sacramento International Film Festival.

InnerView: For Dave Garcia, retirement is no time to slow down

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:02 AM PST

OROVILLE — Retirement hasn't exactly been relaxing for David Garcia but it has been rewarding. Between organizing events and leading the Sierra Club Yahi Group, he's busier than ever.

Letter: Consolidate school districts now

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

What happens now that the budget has been finalized and there is no rescue for schools? Do the school districts continue to make cuts to classroom, to the very heart of education, or is there an alternative?

Letter: Midwives play an important role

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:02 AM PST

Chico is losing a valuable resource. Soon, there will be no certified-nurse midwives delivering babies at Enloe Medical Center.

Letter: No time for partisan behavior

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Many people energized by Barack Obama to participate and take ownership in their government are offended and appalled by the politics of division and derision practiced by those that detract from this laudable goal.

Letter: Red herrings plentiful in debate

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

George Roy's Feb. 15 letter should warn the rest of us that a convention of the Heartland Institute is approaching.

Local Roundup: Durham boys drop upset to Etna

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Early elimination from the Northern Section Division V playoffs could not be avoided by the Durham High boys basketball team on Wednesday night.

Local Roundup: Durham endures home playoff loss

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Early elimination from the Northern Section Division V playoffs could not be avoided by the Durham High boys basketball team on Wednesday night.

More rain coming, Lake Oroville climbs

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 08:17 AM PST

After Tuesday's brief burst of sunshine, rainy weather is expected to return today. The National Weather Service is calling for "light precipitation" to begin this morning, becoming more intense throughout the day.

Music preview: New supergroup La Coka Nostra to perform at Senator

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

CHICO -- "We're veterans," Ill Bill of La Coka Nostra stated. Hip-hop icons Ill Bill, Slaine, Everlast, Danny Boy, DJ Lethal, and Big Left have formed to create a new supergroup, La Coka Nostra.

Music review: Drew Emmitt Band jams at Sierra Nevada's Big Room

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

CHICO -- Sometimes it's a bit of a mystery why there's any need for music reviews. If a show is bad, a review arrives too late to spare anyone a bad time, and if a show is good, the people who were in attendance already know that.

Music review: Little Big Town wows audience with country-rock

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

OROVILLE -- Grammy nominated and platinum recording artists Little Big Town headlined Gold Country Casino and Hotel's Showroom on Saturday night with an audience pleasing performance featuring its harmony-rich country-rock, as part of its "A Place

Netherlands plane crash kills nine

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:43 AM PST

HAARLEMMERLIEDE, Netherlands — The host of a popular Dutch television show was half-dozing with her head against the window of the Turkish Airlines jetliner when she was shocked awake by the sight of the ground looming up through the mist and

Noon update: All clear sounded at the mall

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 12:12 PM PST

CHICO — Shoppers and employees were allowed back into the Chico Mall at about noon today after a bomb threat prompted a roughly hour-long evacuation of the facility.

North State Voices: Life lessons costly, but worth the price

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:02 AM PST

When I'm asked to name my all-time favorite Christmas gift, I have an easy answer. On Dec. 25, 1988, after several frustrating years of infertility, I discovered I was pregnant.

Obama seeks $634 billion for health care

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:43 AM PST

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy and cut Medicare costs to provide health care for the uninsured while making the just-enacted $400 tax cut for most workers permanent.

Ominous clouds loom over defiant 'shroom

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

A mushroom stood stoutly in the face of oncoming clouds from the skies above Sherwood Forest Children's Disc Golf Course on Wednesday.

Oroville man hit with taser, arrested in theft

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

OROVILLE — An Oroville man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly stole a vehicle and ran from law enforcement officials, requiring officers to tase the man in order to detain him.

Pets of the Week

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 01:51 AM PST

Meet Cloud McPuff, a male hamster (number 09020141P) available for adoption at Butte Humane Society. McPuff is about 6 months old, has a long fluffy coat and has no history of biting anyone.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Barr is set high for Cardinals

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Matt Barr's secret is out when it comes to academics. On the basketball court, other teams haven't figured him out.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Pyle tuned into team's success

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Pianists can be tough, too. Just look at Durham High basketball player Nikki Pyle. The junior forward spends some of her time playing Beethoven classics and when she's not doing that, she's making contributions on the top-seeded team in the Northern

Search on for source of booze in overdose

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

CHICO — Officials with the California Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control have taken over an investigation into the alcohol poisoning last week of an underage Chico State University student.

Stocks end down as week's back-and-forth continues

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 01:52 PM PST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street ended a choppy session with a loss, but showed its resilience as investors heard answers to some of their big questions about banks.

Supervisors at odds over eminent domain for condemning land in ridge-escape route

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

OROVILLE — A pair of Butte County supervisors, both from the Oroville area and both generally opposed to eminent domain, split on a vote about condemning land for the so-called upper ridge "escape route.

The Nosebleed Section: Third place means more at Masters

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

There's a new element to this year's Northern Section Masters wrestling tournament and it's going to make the championship matches seem like less of a big deal.

Theater briefs

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 04:15 PM PST

Chico Theater Company portrays 'Once Upon a Mattress' CHICO --Chico Theater Company is presenting "Once Upon a Mattress," a hilarious musical spoof of "The Princess and The Pea.

Wildcat women hold firm in first of two key challenges

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

CHICO — Taking care not to overstate matters, Chico State center Renee Goldoff summed up the Wildcat women's final homestand, one that has playoff implications written all over it: "These are our most important games of the year," Goldoff said.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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Arrest made in Caring Vets burglary; all items recovered

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

CHICO — Police have made an arrest and said they recovered hundreds of items taken last week in burglaries at Caring Vets, Inc.

Bobcats falter late against Red Bluff

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 12:08 AM PST

PARADISE — With the Division III playoffs set and the Paradise High boys basketball team locked into a No.

Community Roundup: Gators capture league title

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 12:08 AM PST

The Marsh Gator Wrestling Club hosted the East League Championship and captured the league title with 190 team points.

Daily Planner: February 25

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: February 26

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

Events PARADISE LIBRARY: 4 p.m. showing of "Wall-E" at 5922 Clark Road. 872-6320. HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.

Editorial: Stop talking, start building

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

Our view: A whitewater park in Oroville has been discussed for six years. We'd like to see some action.

Enloe addressing provider squeeze

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:32 PM PST

CHICO -- A possible solution to nurse-midwife Lisa Catterall's predicament is under study by Enloe Medical Center.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

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.

Health care crisis claims Chico's midwifery

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:32 PM PST

CHICO -- Lisa Catterall calls herself "one of the faces" of America's health care crisis. A nurse-midwife, Catterall, on May 1, will stop delivering babies at Enloe Medical Center, something she's done since 1984.

Juvenile arrested in attack on student at Las Plumas

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:34 PM PST

OROVILLE — A masked male who allegedly entered a Las Plumas High School classroom last week and attacked a student has been arrested and is in custody at Butte County Juvenile Hall.

KPAY news show to stay on the air

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

CHICO — KPAY radio's three-hour morning news show has received a reprieve. Dino Corbin, manager of Deer Creek Broadcasting, which owns KPAY, 1290 on the AM dial, and five other local stations, announced Tuesday afternoon that plans to end the

Letter: Academic responsibility lacking

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

In a recent issue of the E-R, a front-page story featured "Darwin Days" at Chico State University. According to the article, the event was designed to teach youngsters about the origin of species.

Letter: Creeping socialism will change America

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

A Feb. 16 letter from Bob Mulholland picks on Congressman Wally Herger for voting against the recovery bill that will create 4 million jobs.

Letter: Legislature squeezes the poor

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

Our state Legislature has balanced the budget on the backs of the poor. Legislators added more to the sales tax, the most painful for poor people.

Letter: Stimulus will need a bailout

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

When the first economic package was introduced it was unfortunately called "Bailout." A bad choice of a word.

Local Roundup: Chico's ninth straight brings EAL title

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 12:08 AM PST

Another balanced scoring attack and lock-down defensive performance gave the Chico High girls basketball team its ninth straight win and, coupled with a Pleasant Valley loss, the Eastern Athletic League title in a 42-25 victory over Foothill on

Local briefs

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:32 PM PST

Glenn County 'Not in Our Town' group to meet Thursday CHICO — The Glenn County "Not In Our Town" group will hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.

More massive staff cuts coming for Butte County

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

OROVILLE -- It's rare for any agenda item to leave the Butte County Board of Supervisors stunned, but Tuesday the enormity of pending job cuts did just that.

Obama: U.S. will get through 'reckoning'

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:34 PM PST

WASHINGTON — It was a "day of reckoning," Barack Obama said, a "crossroads of history." He had to push his way through cheering, glad-handing lawmakers to get into the House chamber.

Officials: US out of Iraq in 19 months

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:55 PM PST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will withdraw most of its troops from Iraq by August 2010, 19 months after President Barack Obama's inauguration day, according to administration officials who expect Obama to make the announcement this week.

Oroville murder suspect pleads not guilty

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:32 PM PST

OROVILLE — An Oroville man had a plea of not guilty entered for him in court Tuesday on a murder charge.

Paradise Post newspaper's Web site down

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 01:14 PM PST

PARADISE — A cable wire problem has shut down the Paradise Post's Web site and deprived the newspaper of e-mail communications from outside its building.

Proposed changes to tree ordinance sent to committee

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:34 PM PST

CHICO — Proposed changes to Chico's tree protection ordinance got momentary discussion at the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission meeting and was then sent to a committee.

Sidelines: Youth volleyball league offered

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 12:08 AM PST

The Chico Area Recreation and Park District is currently taking registration for its junior high volleyball league.

Starving Student: Frozen yogurt is an absolute favorite

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

CHICO — Jon & Bon's is my favorite place to eat in Chico. In fact, it may be my favorite place to eat anywhere.

Stocks up as Bernanke offers assessment of economy

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 01:49 PM PST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has given Wall Street a double dose of reassurance.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: City chicks: Backyard hens can be entertaining, useful

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

CHICO — Last summer we inherited four geriatric hens, converted a shed into a chicken coop and were delighted all summer with their busy-quirky presence in the backyard.

Upbeat Obama says US will revive past 'reckoning'

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 08:26 PM PST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before the nation on a "day of reckoning," President Barack Obama summoned politicians and public alike tonight to forge a path out of the worst economic disaster in a quarter-century by embracing shared sacrifice

White as snow: Wind and rainstorms could keep almond crop from being great

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:33 PM PST

Soft almond blossoms in wet orchards make a pretty photograph, but it isn't the best news for almond growers.

Woman reports robbery at I-5 rest stop near Maxwell

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:32 PM PST

WILLIAMS — A Shasta County woman told authorities Monday she was threatened and robbed at gunpoint by two women at a rest stop near Maxwell.

Wood-burning stove proposal to go before air quality district

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 10:34 PM PST

CHICO — The Chico City Council's support of a mandatory ban on wood-burning stoves on days when air circulation is poor will go before the Butte County Air Quality Management District Thursday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Attorney general reopens case in 2007 Glenn County DUI fatality

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

WILLOWS — California Attorney General Jerry Brown has reopened the case against Levi Gleason, 22, who had charges dropped against him last year in connection with the death of Elk Creek resident David Alexander, then 27.

Budget work puts city ahead of economic downturn

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

CHICO — While work begun by the city to handle its ongoing budget appears will help it ride out the economic slump, city officials are concerned numerous property reassessments could make the coming fiscal year a concern.

Butte men to hit the road for playoffs; Hills named GVC MVP

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:30 AM CST

The Butte College men's basketball team picked up the No. 10 seed in the Northern California regional of the state championship tournament and a prestigious individual honor on Monday afternoon.

Butte residents among victims of Nevada County man's real estate scheme

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

NEVADA CITY — A real estate broker who allegedly deceived investors and borrowers in six counties, including Butte, has been charged with criminal violations.

CUSD to mull job cuts

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

CHICO — The Chico Unified School District's board of trustees on Wednesday will consider eliminating dozens of teaching positions, primarily in elementary schools.

Campus Clips for Feb. 24

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

Butte names new board president Fred R. Perez has been appointed president of the Butte College board of trustees, representing Glenn County.

Concow couple arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana for sale

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 02:30 PM CST

OROVILLE— A Concow couple was arrested Wednesday after law enforcement officials discovered 32 pounds of processed marijuana in the couple's home and more than $100,000 worth of cash, gold and coins in the couple's possession.

Corrections for Feb. 24

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

To purchase tickets for Friday's Taj Mahal concert at the El Rey Theatre in Chico, call (866) 468-3399 or visit www.

Daily Planner

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

Today Events CHILDREN'S HEALTH DISCUSSION FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING PARENTS: 6-7:30 p.m. at Enloe Children's Health Center, 277 Cohasset Road.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Events go on despite wet, soggy conditions

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:30 AM CST

The Tuscan Ridge Thursday Golf League played a full handicap, two-man team best ball format for its weekly venue (Thursday was a good day for golf last week).

Editorial: Water should be deemed a mirage

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

Our view: A week of rain shouldn't cause residents and state politicians to forget that we're in a drought.

Feds move toward dramatically expanding role in banks

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

WASHINGTON — The government on Monday moved toward dramatically expanding its ownership stakes in the nation's banks — with Citigroup, the struggling titan of the industry, apparently at the top of the list.

Firefighters, police cash in on overtime

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

CHICO — The addition of overtime earnings put firefighters and police officers in the position of the city's top earners in 2008.

Flooding, trees down, mudslide

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 09:08 AM CST

Depending on where you are motorists can anticipate road flooding, trees down and even a mudslide. The California Highway Patrol is reporting Aguas Frias Road is flooded at Butte Creek, and there is a car trapped in the flood.

Groups

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

12-step program to be offered PARADISE — A 12-step men's study course through Celebrate Recovery will start Feb.

LaMalfa officially enters race for state Senate seat

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

Former California Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa officially launched his campaign for state Senate last week.

Letter: Democrats deficient in budgeting

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

Thank you Wally Herger for voting against the irresponsible Obama earmark spending bill of more than $800 billion.

Letter: Keep river pristine in Oroville

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

When the idea was presented six years ago of building a whitewater park through that beautiful, peaceful, hillside-wildlife-environment below the Diversion Dam in Oroville, I thought the infeasible aspects of habitat destruction, imperilment of the

Letter: Obama already breaks promises

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

In less than four weeks, Barack Obama has shown us that his promises for bipartisan legislation and transparency in government were insincere and only political rhetoric.

Letter: Real estate bailout won't work

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

The real estate debacle is the biggest Ponzi scheme of all. Ponzi works because there is a large base of people at the bottom to support the few at the top.

Obama pledges to slash deficit

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:43 AM CST

WASHINGTON — Urging strict future restraint even as current spending soars, President Barack Obama pledged on Monday to dramatically slash the skyrocketing annual budget deficit as he started to dole out the record $787 billion economic

Parched county drinks in rain

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

Days of rain are beginning to have a visible impact on streams, lakes and some roadways that have vanished under swirls of brown water or drifts of mud and rock.

Park commission starts discussion on location of 'short' disc golf course

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

CHICO — Heeding the City Council's call to relocate the "short" disc golf course from the Highway 32 site to elsewhere in the city, the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission began the process on Monday by scheduling two mid-month meetings on

Sidelines: Outlaws to host player tryouts

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 12:30 AM CST

The Chico Outlaws announced Monday that they have scheduled a one-day player tryout beginning at 10 a.

Vehicle stranded on Aguas Frias Road at Butte Creek

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 04:38 PM CST

A small white car sits in the flood water near Butte Creek on Aguas Frias Road Monday Feb. 23, 2009. (Bill Husa/Staff Photo)

Monday, February 23, 2009

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'Fill the Boot' raises thousands to help send kids to Burn Camp

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Firefighters in Chico and Paradise raised $27,367 Saturday to help send young burn victims to a week-long camp in Lake Tahoe.

'Slumdog' rules Oscars with 8 prizes, best picture

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

LOS ANGELES — "Slumdog Millionaire" took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film's unlikely rise to Hollywood's summit.

Bearcats defeat Rage despite 25 points by Hester

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 11:21 PM CST

The Modesto Bearcats defeated the Chico Rage 112-98 on Sunday in Hamilton City. Daveris Hester led Chico (1-5) with 25 points, while Tyree Jones scored 24 and Larry Smith added 23.

Blog Log for Feb. 23

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

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

Briefs

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Man suspected of entering home to rape 14-year-old girl HAMILTON CITY — A 14-year-old girl awoke Saturday night to find a man with his arms around her attempting to remove her clothing, police said.

Correction for Feb. 23

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

In Sunday's paper on page 4C, the article on the Division 3-4 wrestling championships should have stated that Durham's Lance Gordon won the 189-pound weight class with an 8-6 victory over Scott Hunt of University Prep.

Homemade Bomb in Cairo bazaar kills 1, injures 21

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 04:27 AM CST

CAIRO — A homemade bomb exploded in a 650-year-old bazaar packed with tourists Sunday, killing a French woman and wounding at least 21 people, most of them foreigners.

Housing construction limped along in 2008; same expected this year

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

CHICO -- For longtime Chico builder Pat Conroy, residential housing was a diversion from his commercial construction focus.

Letter: Get your pets fixed

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Tuesday is the 14th annual Spay Day USA, a national campaign of the Humane Society of the United States to promote the life-saving benefits of pet spaying and neutering.

Letter: Medicare reform first on agenda

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

With a new administration in Washington, complete health-care reform must be addressed soon, but it is Medicare that needs immediate attention.

Letter: Of course the earth is changing

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

The advice of letter writer George Roy to "think for yourself on global warming" is very wise. The earth is certainly warming or cooling — it's never static.

Letter: Some cyclists endanger pedestrians

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

— Lisa Coryell, Chico

Levy family's grief endures, despite break in case

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

MODESTO — In the first weeks after her only daughter disappeared, grief hit Susan Levy so hard she could not move from a fetal position on the living room couch.

Money may be coming; land may be condemned

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Tuesday, Butte County supervisors are going to hear about 49 projects that might get federal funding, and eight parcels of land they may have to condemn to get one project finished.

News of Our Past for Feb. 23

Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Planners hear support for store near college .

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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All About Us: He's out; he's in; he's out for good?

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 11:14 PM CST

DURHAM — My son moved out, again. His first venture of independence took him 10 miles away. Durham to Chico.

Almond Blossom Run: First-time participant captures 10K

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 11:11 PM CST

DURHAM -- A 42-year-old man from Chico placed first in the 10-kilometer competition of the 27th annual Almond Blossom Run, beating last year's top finishing time by about one second.

Arrest warrant prepared in Chandra Levy case

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 02:14 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- Investigators in the 2001 slaying of Chandra Levy have prepared an arrest warrant for a Salvadoran immigrant convicted of similar attacks in the park where the former intern disappeared, a person close to the investigation said

Chico State wins twice on shutouts

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — The Chico State baseball team found just the way to get over its worst loss of the season.

Correction

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

The Las Plumas High boys basketball team's status was incorrectly identified in the Butte View League.

Daily Plannner: February 22

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 11:14 PM CST

Events CHICO GUN SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Education building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.

Digging and other hard work put gold fever in remission

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

If gold is where you find it, then if you don't find it, does that mean there's no gold there? This is not a philosophical question, like the sound of one hand clapping, but rather it is a serious conundrum that has bothered me for a couple of

Editorial: Adults can help troubled teens

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

Our view: Assuring a troubled young person's future can be as simple as asking questions and listening, which may help them shun suicide.

Fill 'er up

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Chico volunteer firefighter Matt Richardson collects funds during the annual Fill the Boot fundraiser for burn victims along East 20th Street Saturday.

First-timer Hamel wins Almond Blossom Run 10K

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

DURHAM — A 42-year-old man from Chico placed first in the 10-kilometer competition of the 27th annual Almond Blossom Run, beating last year's top finishing time by about one second.

Guild names young artists

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 11:14 PM CST

CHICO — Results of the Young Artist Auditions for the North State Symphony were announced this week.

Honkers win Division III crown in own gym

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

WILLOWS — It's been a good year for athletics at Willows High; on Saturday at Honker Gym, it got even better.

Lead rules a headache for some local businesses

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

New lead regulations may make toys safer for children under 12, but some local businesses are feeling the pain of far-reaching rules.

Letter: 'Stalwart' isn't a compliment

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

An E-R headline caught my eye Monday: "GOP stalwarts freeze tax bill in Senate." Looking up the noun "stalwart," I found it to be applicable, "a steadfast partisan.

Letter: Herger should listen to everyone

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

Wow. My phone rang, and when I picked it up, I was told I had been selected to participate in a "telephone town hall meeting" led by Congressman Wally Herger.

Letter: Hospital should examine hiring policies

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

I'm very concerned about Enloe hospital's hiring practices, specifically the hiring of African-Americans.

Letter: Mistakes happen

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

I'm extremely disappointed in your reporting on Cynthia Stevenson. Yes, Butte Humane Society made a mistake in not calling her to ID a match for her missing dogs.

Letter: Political hacks take us for suckers

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

What do Rush Limbaugh and Bob Mulholland have in common? Neither care what happens to this country, nor us.

Letter: Prison vocational ed disappears, too

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

Paul Renoud's letter hit the mark. As a retired Department of Corrections drafting instructor, I taught hundreds of students in a vocational program designed to improve language and math skills to prisoners that wanted to better their lives by

Letter: Take a break

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

In the Mideast, cease-fires are just coffin breaks. — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letter: U.S. stuck with stranger in White House

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

Who is this? For the first time since little-known Sen. Harry Truman crawled out of Kansas City's Pendergast sewer and became president, our country has a stranger for a leader.

Local Roundup: Butte beats rival Shasta to capture GVC title

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

Whenever the Butte College men's basketball team beats longtime rival Shasta, the occasion is joyous on a higher level for the Roadrunners.

NSCIF Basketball Playoffs: Chico, PV girls get top two seeds

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

While the Division II boys bracket of the Northern Section CIF Basketball Championships won't be determined until Tuesday's Eastern Athletic League regular-season finales end, the Division II girls bracket is finalized with No.

No easy fix to budget woes, professor says

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO -- Many Californians were relieved to learn Thursday that the Legislature had finally passed a budget.

Obama excitement alive in Oroville

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Organizers of a Black History Month celebration on Saturday said they hope community and race relations improved during the day-long festival.

Official: Obama wants to halve budget deficit

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 11:11 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama wants to cut the federal deficit in half by the end of his first term, mostly by scaling back Iraq war spending, raising taxes on the wealthiest and streamlining government, an administration official said Saturday as the

Panthers take Division I wrestling title

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE — Seasons ended for some unfortunate prep wrestlers Saturday at Oroville High. For those who persevered in the top six at the Division I championships, the premier stage in Northern Section wrestling awaits.

People on the Street

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

Do you have confidence in your elected officials to lead us out of this fiscal mess? Asked Thursday at the post office on Vallombrosa Avenue.

The Bookshelf: "Traction Man Is Here!"

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 11:14 PM CST

Traction Man, with his combat boots and battle pants, his square jaw and can-do attitude, is a super-hero toy equipped for any emergency.

U.S. finds 13 civilians died in Afghanistan strike

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 11:11 PM CST

KABUL -- An operation the American military at first described as a "precision strike" instead killed 13 Afghan civilians and only three militants, the U.

Watch out for the bad guys

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

Criminals are smart, in a devious kind of way. It's important to know how their minds work. Unfortunately, I know.

Work toward centralized Glenn County dispatch system resumes

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

ORLAND -- After a lull of several months, Glenn County officials met to continue efforts toward forming a single, countywide emergency dispatching service.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

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Bach hasn't forgotten roots during TV career

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

Mindi Bach may hold a position as a well-known Bay Area television reporter and anchor, but at heart she'll always be a Chicoan.

Chico State University coed overdoses on alcohol at party

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 06:10 PM CST

CHICO — A Chico State University student identified as Bethany G. Dixon, 18, is in fair condition at Enloe Medical Center after suffering alcohol poisoning at a party Thursday night.

Chico tree ordinance is branching out

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

CHICO -- While new rules will seek to protect trees and shade in the city, some worry the laws won't protect private property rights.

Coed overdoses on alcohol at possible sorority function

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

CHICO -- A Chico State University student is in fair condition at Enloe Medical Center after suffering alcohol poisoning Thursday during a function police said was a Sigma Kappa sorority ceremony.

Correction

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

The Oroville High wrestler in Thursday's Prep Athlete of the Week feature was incorrectly named. The correct name is Tyler Diamond.

Daily Planner: February 21

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 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: February 22

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Events CHICO GUN SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Education building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.

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

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

HIT — If you missed Valentine's Day and still owe a gift to someone special, there's at least three online opportunities to give something creative and lasting.

Escaped convicted rapist, registered sex offender still at large

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A convicted rapist and registered sex offender awaiting trial on another sexual assault charge, is still missing after escaping last weekend while being treated at Oroville Medical Center.

Explosive device shuts down Chico police headquarters

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO -- An explosive device a woman found in her home and was advised to bring to the Chico Police Department closed down its building on Humboldt Road for nearly three hours Friday.

Feather River halts emergency room expansion

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

PARADISE — Feather River Hospital's emergency department expansion, scheduled to break ground this spring, has been delayed until next year.

Fire Safe Council demonstrates resident-assistance programs

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

PARADISE — Clear skies Friday afternoon offered a great view from lower Paradise down toward the destructive path of the Humboldt Fire.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Jesus is Coming Again!" from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Group that helps veterans reports $200,000 burglary

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:25 AM CST

CHICO -- Burglaries on two successive nights have left Caring Veterans Inc., a group that aids homeless veterans, missing about $200,000 in cold weather gear and clothing.

Healthy Hero sees farmers markets going virtual

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

CHICO — Richard Roth sees farmers markets of the future where cooking demonstrations will show people how to prepare produce they buy, where health professionals screen for hypertension and cholesterol, and large monitors will bring the latest

LP surges past Orland

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Only for the first 66 seconds of the fourth quarter in Friday night's Butte View League boys basketball matchup between Las Plumas High and Orland were the host Thunderbirds truly dominant against the underdog Trojans.

Layoffs expected soon at Willows schools

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

WILLOWS — Layoffs at Willows Unified School District became certain Thursday as the board of trustees approved a revised budget recovery plan that cuts $1.

Letter: Chico has its spending priorities wrong

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

I recently caught a quick peek at the Spirit Flags art project while navigating busy Forest Avenue. What a waste of $25,000.

Letter: Oroville police response quick, effective

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

I would like to express my profound appreciation for the Oroville Police Department. On Feb. 10, my home was burglarized.

Letter: Political parties only divide the nation

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

If we are going to solve the problems in this country and survive as a democratic republic, we must put aside partisan politics and start examining the issues on the merit of what is good for all.

Letter: Supervisors' jail time is fitting

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Regarding the defiant chairman of the Butte County Board of Supervisors, Bill Connelly, yes, by all means go to jail!

Local Roundup: Wildcat women win, keep pace with region

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

The Chico State women's basketball team's postseason hopes lived to see another day. The Wildcats, with the No.

Loval Briefs

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

Crossing guard reportedly beats elderly woman with stop sign WILLOWS — A woman who attacked her mother-in-law with a handheld stop sign, then allegedly pushed her into the street, was arrested Thursday for assault with a deadly weapon.

Next test of state budget deal rests with voters

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's legislative leaders spent more than three months — and one final, agonizing week — to find a way to plug California's $42 billion budget hole.

Oldies, but goodies

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:26 AM CST

Antiques dealers and shoppers mingle Friday during the opening day of the annual antiques show at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

Panthers give Simmons home sendoff to remember

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — Friday night may have been Sam Simmons' last game coaching the Chico High boys basketball team in its home gym.

Paradise can't catch PV

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

PARADISE — What appeared to be a rout following the opening quarter turned into a single-digit contest heading to the fourth quarter of Friday's Pleasant Valley High boys basketball game against Paradise in the Eastern Athletic League at

Park panel to consider heritage tree ordinance

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

CHICO — Items on the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission's 7 p.m. Monday agenda include a smoking ban at City Plaza, the future location of a short disc golf course in Bidwell Park, and the city's proposed Heritage Tree Ordinance.

Plea delayed in release of Grand Jury documents

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

OROVILLE -- While it may have taken months to get a state budget passed, a court arraignment for a former Butte County grand juror charged with leaking confidential documents was done Friday before the court calendar was even called.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

Prayer support meeting Sunday night CHICO — Baha'is of Chico invites the public to join in prayer at 7 p.

Relocated pets need foster parents

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

CHICO -- People who don't mind house guests with four legs are being recruited to be foster parents for animals that would otherwise be killed due to the relocation of a shelter in Central California.

Schwarzenegger signs bills to close Calif. deficit

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 05:49 PM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's legislative leaders spent more than three months — and one final, agonizing week — to find a way to plug California's $42 billion budget hole.

Senior Planner

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

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

Sidelines: CIF honors Orland's Valentin

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

Orland High tennis coach George Valentin has been named one of 13 recipients of the California Interscholastic Federation Model Coach Award.

The avenues to get trial traffic improvement

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

CHICO -- For the next six months, two intersections in the avenues neighborhood will play host to a traffic improvement that could be used throughout Chico.

University picks drag queen as homecoming queen

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — George Mason University senior Ryan Allen dresses in drag and doesn't mind being called a queen — homecoming queen, to be exact.

Friday, February 20, 2009

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Arrests made in Orland High break-in, graffiti incidents

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

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

Butte Rose Society meets

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

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

Butte baseball team deeper, more motivated

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

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

California passes plan to close $42 billion deficit — finally

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

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

Chico ballet instructor arrested for 1990s molestation

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

Chico man charged in molestation case dating back to 1990

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 10:23 AM CST

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

Citizens weigh in on tax hikes

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

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

Concow Garden Club to meet March 2

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

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

Correction

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

Daily Planner: February 20

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

Events ANTIQUE SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Benefits Sheriff's Mounted Posse. 40 vendors. Commercial Building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.

Defensive focus: PV girls rout Bobcats at home

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

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

Deputies arrest Las Plumas teacher for alleged statutory rape

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 04:33 PM CST

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

Economist: Budget stimulus could turn state around

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

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

Editorial: Budget wasn't worth the wait

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

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

February could be worst month yet for jobless claims

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

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

Good day, sunshine

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

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

Highlights of plan to close budget deficit

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 03:11 PM CST

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

Impact of state budget deal on local government unclear

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 03:46 AM CST

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

Las Plumas instructor accused of sex with student

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

Letter: Be careful with reassessment notice

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

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

Letter: Economy and politics

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

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

Letter: Libraries need help from all citizens

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

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

Letter: Midwives should not be eliminated

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

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

Letter: Oroville insensitive toward homeless

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:44 PM CST

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

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

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

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

Local briefs

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

Missing transcripts delay decision on wife-killer's fate

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

No funding available for Lake Oroville fireworks display

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

Orland man pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

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

Panther girls rout Tigers on defense

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

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

Police report

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

Private sector looks at state budget impacts

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

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

Second I-5 crash death disputed

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:21 AM CST

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

Second I-5 crash death reported in error

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 05:37 PM CST

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

Sidelines: Himmelspach named conference's best

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

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

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

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

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

Stay of eviction from home granted for Chico resident

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

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

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

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 02:20 AM CST

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

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

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 03:50 PM CST

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

Weekend Gardeners Group meets

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 11:43 PM CST

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

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

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Art briefs

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

'Good Vibes' are on display at Café Coda CHICO -- Dolores Mitchell's exhibition "Good Vibes," paintings of musicians, dancers and drinkers, opens at Café Coda, 265 Humboldt Ave.

Biblio File: When pastors abuse spouses: A compassionate story

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

The story is not easy to tell. Velva Holt was a church pianist and music teacher, a writer who published numerous poems and articles through Pacific Press Publishing Association, and a pastor's wife.

Bidwell Mansion Board seats two

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

CHICO — Two new board members were seated during a meeting Feb. 6 of Bidwell Mansion Association at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 19, 2009

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 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.

Calendar highlight: Taj Mahal

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

Taj Mahal will perform at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the El Rey Theatre in Chico. The two-time Grammy winner and 2009 nominee is one of the most influential American blues and roots artists of the past half-century.

Calendar highlight: Tyler Matthew Smith

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

San Francisco's Tyler Matthew Smith will join with Chico's Kelly Brothers for a night of acoustic music, from 7-8:30 p.

County wants economic growth without footing bill

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — One goal of Butte County's General Plan 2030 is to improve the economy. And Wednesday, four members of the Board of Supervisors discussed how to achieve just that.

Cover story: Local photographer Chris Colson chases beauty in landscape

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- In a small back-room gallery, visitors walk into a world of extraordinary, expansive vistas, gorgeous geological compositions, and unexpected beauty captured in the details of light on water, trees in the mist, and mysterious abandoned

Daily Planner: February 19

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

Events BUTTE COLLEGE COYOTE ART GALLERY: Noon-2 p.m. with gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. Opening reception for "Making Marks: The Art of Contemporary Printmaking.

Daily Planner: February 20

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

Events ANTIQUE SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Benefits Sheriff's Mounted Posse. 40 vendors. Commercial Building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.

Editorial: Drivers need to adjust for winter

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

Our view: Wet roads make everyone a worse driver, and we need to adjust accordingly. A lot of us live in California partly because the weather's really nice most of the time.

Entertainment calendar for Feb. 19-25

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

Thursday, FEB. 19 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS COPA DEL ORO, Oroville: Feather River Gypsies. 6-8 p.m. No cover. EL REY THEATRE: Lee "Scratch" Perry, a Grammy award-winning reggae and dub artist.

Former grand juror faces prosecution

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A former Butte County grand juror faces criminal charges over the alleged disclosure of information she received while serving on the public watchdog group.

He Said, She Said movie review: Clint Eastwood's 'Gran Torino' was good, but not great

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

"Gran Torino" stars Clint Eastwood in a film he directed about an aging man and the immigrant family who moves in next door.

KPAY says morning news may not go

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — A day after KPAY radio announced it was dropping its local morning news show, Deer Creek Broadcasting general manager Dino Corbin said it wasn't a done deal.

Las Plumas student accosted in class

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Las Plumas High School student was attacked Tuesday afternoon, after an unidentified male brazenly walked into the student's classroom and punched him in the back of the head while school was in session.

Lawyers hope to halt woman's eviction

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — A woman facing eviction from the home her parents left her may be able to remain there at least temporarily.

Letter: Current events prove voting matters

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

I was thinking: When you talk to people about politics, many say, "It doesn't matter who is in charge in Washington.

Letter: Don't discredit all students

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

I would like to take a minute to respond to Michael M. Peters' justification of the student bonfire at Sixth and Chestnut as the result of the amygdala causing young people to be irrational and reckless.

Letter: New code will help Concow rebuild

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

In Saturday's "Hits and misses," the E-R editors failed to hit the mark by being miss-informed. The "safeguards" the editors are worried about are already included in the simplified building code being considered by the Board of Supervisors for the

Local Briefs

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Delta plan meeting next month CHICO — A meeting March 6 in Chico will be one of several statewide meetings for public input on the scope of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

Local Roundup: Butte nabs crucial conference triumph

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 03:46 AM CST

The Butte College men's basketball team controls its own destiny now for the Golden Valley Conference title after taking out Feather River 73-64 Wednesday in the Golden Eagles' home gym in Quincy.

Local Roundup: Hamilton girls earn crucial win over East Nicolaus

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 06:10 AM CST

With the Mid-Valley League girls basketball title on the line, first-place Hamilton used a solid second-half effort to beat second-place East Nicolaus 59-50 on Tuesday night in East Nicolaus.

Music preview: Afro-Cuban All Stars bring some Latin soul to Laxson

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- It is with some resentment that I write this preview for one of my favorite groups, the Afro-Cuban All Stars.

Music preview: Cherish the Ladies play traditional Irish music

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- "With a full house screaming at you, you can't complain," quipped Joanie Madden, cofounder and leader of Cherish the Ladies, the world-renowned eleven-member touring group of traditional Irish musicians and dancers.

Music preview: Country Joe brings Woody Guthrie to Sierra Nevada's Big Room

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- Country Joe and the Fish were, at the very least, a significant footnote to the history of the 1960s.

Music preview: Guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter surfs into Chico

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- With a surfboard under his arm, and a guitar slung over his back, Donavon Frankenreiter hits Chico State University's Bell Memorial Union Auditorium for a music gig on Feb.

Music preview: North State Symphony's 2009 season opens with world premiere

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- The North State Symphony will open its 2009 season with something old and something new at the Cascade Theatre in Redding on Feb.

Newspaper rack vandalism continues

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Following a crime trend being reported around the nation, incidents of newspaper rack vandalism and thefts are up in the local area.

North State Voices: Growing up in nature cures many ills

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

Growing up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, nature was my playground, the woods behind our house a second home.

PAWS focus is large dogs for Spay Day USA

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

CHICO — Beginning Tuesday and running through March, Paws of Chico Spay Neuter Program will offer special financial assistance to low-income people who need help with the spaying or neutering of dogs that are 40 pounds and larger.

Panthers help stretch cause with win

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — A bigger chunk of fourth place in the Eastern Athletic League boys basketball standings fell gently into Chico High's possession on Wednesday night.

Performing arts review: 'The Vagina Monologues' mark V-Day with humor, tears

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

CHICO -- Based on 200 interviews of women's sexual experiences, Eve Ensler's "'The Vagina Monologues' gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who (sees) it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in

Performing arts review: Bellydance Superstars mesmerize audience with dance

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:29 PM CST

CHICO -- It was a celebration of the female form in motion with shimmies, twists, snake arms and belly flutters as more than a dozen dancers graced Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium stage on Valentine's Day for a single night performance of

Prep Athlete of the Week: Chandler doing it all for Wolverines

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Holly Chandler suffers from writer's block, just not while she's writing. Biggs High's junior center has recorded some lofty numbers this past week, and they correlate to her lofty height.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Diamond working harder for state push

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Doing one more lap is adding up for Oroville High wrestler Brandon Diamond. In the end, it'll likely help him hold the biggest number of all in Tiger wrestling history.

School Time for Feb. 19

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

A workshop for students interested in participating in the Chico Science Fair, to be held during the week of March 30, will be held 4-6 p.

Second Chico Lotto sting nets mini-mart owner

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — Officers with the California Lottery Law Enforcement Division made their second trip to Chico in as many days Wednesday, this time to arrest the owner of the Reliance gas station and convenience mart at East First and Mangrove avenues.

Second update: Woman dies in wreck on I-5; three injured

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 02:30 PM CST

WILLOWS — One person died in an accident that closed northbound Interstate 5 near Willows this morning.

Solar panels stolen from roof of school

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO -- Nearly four dozen solar panels were removed from arrays on the roof at Little Chico Creek School, probably last weekend.

State budget update 8 a.m.: GOP senators oust leader

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 10:05 AM CST

SACRAMENTO — California Democrats renewed their push Wednesday for the needed vote to pass a plan to fix a multibillion dollar budget deficit after another all-night legislative session failed to break the log jam.

Sun power: Butte College unveils newest solar array

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

BUTTE VALLEY -- With national attention being focused on renewable energy policies, Butte College proved its leadership in use of solar power by unveiling its newest set of energy-capturing panels Wednesday.

The Nosebleed Section: Referees' ties don't dictate their calls

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Here's proof that not everything in life is fair: I flipped a quarter 100 times here in the newsroom and came up with 51 tails and 49 heads.

Theater briefs

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 05:28 PM CST

Music symposium offers three concerts CHICO -- The fifth annual Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium will take place Feb.

Two Paradise schools administrative positions to be dropped

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

PARADISE — The Paradise Unified School District board of trustees approved several money-saving measure at Tuesday night's meeting, including the elimination of two full-time positions from the district office.

Two die in single-car accident on I-5 near Willows

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

WILLOWS — An Oregon man and woman died and two men were injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 5 near Willows.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 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.

When water is everything

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:03 AM CST

CHICO — Most Americans simply turn on a faucet to receive a cool drink of clean water. But in countless countries around the globe, millions of women and children walk hours for the life source, only to find water that most Americans would

Working to prevent teen suicide: It's all about listening, action

Posted: 19 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO -- Preventing suicide in teens or younger can be as simple as listening without judgment or as complex as being admitted to an out-of-town hospital.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Antique show this weekend to benefit Sheriff's Posse

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

CHICO — More than 40 vendors will set up shop during an antique show and sale Friday through Sunday at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.

Battery alleged in abuse of mother

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

WILLOWS — A 59-year-old Maryland woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing multiple injuries to her 93-year-old mother at her Willows home.

Budget talks drag on through night

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 02:32 AM CST

SACRAMENTO— The pressure on California lawmakers to pass a midyear budget fix and avoid financial calamity intensified Tuesday, as layoff notices went out to state agencies, hundreds of public works projects were on the brink of losing state

Capital murder charges filed in Magalia slaying

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Magalia man was arraigned Tuesday on murder charges which could possibly carry the death penalty.

Chico retailers caught in state lottery sting

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

CHICO -- Officers with the California Lottery Law Enforcement Division arrested the operator of a Shell service station and convenience mart on Forest Avenue Tuesday on a charge of attempted grand theft.

City Council looks at ideas to 'take back downtown'

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 02:33 AM CST

CHICO — City councilors Tuesday night OK'd a series of ideas aimed at getting the entire community involved to "take back downtown.

Community Roundup: Seegert places third all-around in Arizona meet

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 02:32 AM CST

The Oroville Gymnastics Sports Academy's Optional Level gymnasts competed at the Hard Rock Invitational in Glendale, Ariz.

Correction

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

Tuesday's page 2A article about tire vandalism incorrectly stated the location of a sporting goods store where two cars with flattened tires were found.

Daily Planner: February 18

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

Events KOLBERT BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. Dean of College of Natural Sciences Jim Houpis and Jim Pushnik from Biological Sciences Department to lead discussion on "Field Notes from a Catastrophe - Man, Nature, Climate Change.

Daily Planner: February 19

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

Events BUTTE COLLEGE COYOTE ART GALLERY: Noon-2 p.m. with gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. Opening reception for "Making Marks: The Art of Contemporary Printmaking.

Editorial: County shouldn't close libraries

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14 AM CST

Our view: Citizens who care about libraries can do two things — join a Friends of the Library chapter and tell supervisors how you feel.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:16 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.

Golden opportunity awaits Butte men

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 02:32 AM CST

Jay Harrie — the moniker of "Hesperia Harrier" most times could have been considered more appropriate because of his dazzling outside shooting capabilities and San Bernardino County roots — rolled for 36 points.

Heifer shot, butchered near Elk Creek

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

ELK CREEK — A valuable cow from a herd grazing off County Road 304 near Elk Creek was found shot and butchered recently next to a trail near the entrance to Stony Gorge Reservoir, authorities said.

KPAY dumps its morning news show

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

CHICO -- A fixture of local morning news is about to change dramatically, as KPAY radio is dropping its long-running 6-9 a.

Letter: $13 a week won't cure the economy

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14 AM CST

Wow! Where do I go to start spending the huge $13 gift from Barack Obama? He said he wanted to save or create 3.

Letter: Citizens need to have better memories

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14 AM CST

Anyone interested in information about the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 should visit www.

Letter: County takes courageous budget stand

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14 AM CST

Do circumstances make the man or does the man make the circumstances? An interesting academic discussion, but in reality who cares?

Letter: Government should promote peace

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

I strongly urge all readers to join Pax Christi Butte County (part of an international peace movement) in contacting President Barack Obama and Sens.

Letter: Time to start over in Sacramento

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14 AM CST

I'm wondering how long California citizens are going to continue to accept the idiocy that pervades our elected officials in Sacramento.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

One of Glenn's 'most wanted' arrested by deputies Monday ORLAND — A man being sought as one of Glenn County's most wanted fugitives was arrested by deputies Monday afternoon in the 4200 block of County Road DD.

Man who victimized three Chico residents draws upper-term prison sentence

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

OROVILLE — A robber who victimized three Chico residents received a stipulated upper-term sentence of nine years in prison Tuesday.

Obama signs mammoth economic stimulus bill

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14 AM CST

DENVER -- Racing to reverse the country's economic spiral, President Barack Obama signed the mammoth stimulus package into law Tuesday and readied a new $50 billion foreclosure rescue for legions of Americans who are in danger of losing their homes.

Obama signs massive stimulus package

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 02:53 PM CST

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan designed to create millions of jobs and boost consumer spending.

Paradise girls shake up Division III by beating Hornets

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 02:32 AM CST

PARADISE — In a battle between two Northern Section Division III playoff contenders, the Paradise High girls basketball team made a strong case by upending top-seeded Enterprise, defeating the Hornets on senior night 71-67 Tuesday night.

Rapist who escaped from Oroville hospital still on the loose

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

OROVILLE — A convicted rapist who escaped from law enforcement officials at Oroville Hospital Saturday is still on the loose.

Shots fired into home thought to be gang-related

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

ORLAND — A man arrested Friday night, more than 24 hours after be is suspected of firing shots into a home in the 500 block of East Street, was found just a block from the incident.

Sidelines: Silver Dollar schedule out

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 02:32 AM CST

Silver Dollar Speedway's 38-race schedule for the 2009 season, highlighted by the return of the World of Outlaws to the Mini Gold Cup in March, has been released.

Starving Student: Too much of a good thing is not a good thing

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

CHICO — Here's the thing about all-you-can-eat buffets: I always eat too much. So, essentially, I am paying to feel miserable.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Earthy delights - Mushroom lovers can pick and choose, or grow their own

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

CHICO — Valentine's Day at the Market wasn't quite the romantic vision we painted in last week's column.

Tuesday 'showers' were a bit more

Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

The "showers" forecast for Tuesday looked a lot more like "rain" for most of the day, but the National Weather Service is sticking with a forecast of mostly sunny today.

UPDATE: Drivers will face snow and chains in mountains, valley flooding

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 02:56 PM CST

Chains are required on mountain highways throughout much of the region, but Caltrans reports that Interstate 5 north of Redding is open to all traffic without restrictions.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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'Three Cups of Tea' sets table for speaker

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO — The mission to promote peace, one person at a time, was the theme carried through Monday afternoon during a community tea at Chico State University, with Julia Bergman as the guest of honor.

1 p.m.: Lawmakers resume marathon budget session

Posted: 16 Feb 2009 04:25 PM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers picked up today where they left off the night before as they worked to secure one last Republican vote for a $42 billion budget-balancing plan.

City takes a bath as storm sweeps across California

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

After one more big shot Monday, the current series of storms appears to be ready for a pause. While showers are likely to continue today in the valley and foothills, the National Weather Service is forecasting mostly sunny weather Wednesday through

Daily Planner: February 17

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

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

Disrobed driver hits police car, then flees

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

WILLOWS — Two days after a Willows man backed a truck into a sheriff's patrol car, landed the truck in a ditch and fled nude on a country road, the suspect turned himself in to authorities.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Skyway Day at Canyon Oaks rescheduled

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Skyway Day at Canyon Oaks CC has been rescheduled to Feb. 23. The cost is $45 and includes green fees, cart, range balls and lunch.

Letter: 14 ways to fiscal solvency

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

1) Unions are part of the problem. No more bailout money for unions. 2) Environmentalists are trying to close down every project and they charge outrageous impact fees.

Letter: Bold leadership needed to turn tide

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

Now that most of us who remember the Depression are dead, it should not be surprising that the E-R is receiving a trickle of letters from people quoting recent ultra right wing revisionist authors who care more about ideology than reality.

Letter: Government should ration health care

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

For the life of me I cannot understand how anyone with experience could wish for the federal government to take over their health care.

Letter: Teach them now or imprison them later

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

I am writing this letter as I noticed the irony of how the state of California wants to cut funds to its educational system, as we are facing a bulging prison population.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:13 AM CST

Beef Day is Saturday CHICO — Chico State University College of Agriculture will hold its 18th annual Beef Day Saturday from 8 a.

Man speeding, drinking, text messaging runs off road

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A man text messaging and speeding along Olive Highway early Sunday evening ran off the road and was arrested for driving under the influence.

Octuplets' grandmother says she's less angry

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

LOS ANGELES — The mother of the Southern California woman who used a fertility doctor to give birth to octuplets sounded a conciliatory note toward her daughter in a TV interview posted online Monday.

Sidelines: Wildcats' Meagher gets CCAA honor

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Chico State's Josh Meagher was named the Wilson/California Collegiate Athletic Association's Player of the Week for the week of Feb.

Tire vandalsim on upswing in Chico

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- Several Chico residents received an unpleasant surprise this weekend — finding the tires on their vehicles slashed or otherwise damaged.

Today

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

U.S. troop operations start in Afghanistan

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Close to 3,000 American soldiers who recently arrived in Afghanistan to secure two violent provinces near Kabul have begun operations in the field and already are seeing combat, the unit's spokesman said Monday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Argenal passed all the hype

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 03:01 PM CST

CHICO — For almost four years, Justin Argenal has embodied the selflessness, heady play and hustle on which Chico State basketball has developed a tradition of priding itself.

Briefs

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Floral design skills at society meeting CHICO — The Chico Horticultural Society's meeting on Monday will focus on floral design skills.

Britain celebrates Darwin's birthday with serious and irreverent events

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

LONDON (AP) — They threw him a party at the Natural History Museum, they trotted out a set of stamps in his honor, and a zoo offered free admission to anyone sporting a beard in recognition of his famous facial hair.

Butte softball preview: Outfield is where excellence lies

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

Shanna Vela has been speaking highly about her starting outfield trio recently. Yet in another sense the second-year Butte College softball coach would prefer that the three main jewels on her roster do not shine too brightly this season.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Shellee Vey Weaver The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Shellee Vey Weaver for a felony warrant charging her with failing to appear, fraud to obtain aid and

Committee to look at reviving the Police Activities League

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

WILLOWS — Hoping to find a constructive outlet for youth, Willows staff and city councilors will examine whether to revive the Police Activities League or officially close down the suspended organization.

Commuter plane crashes into home in upstate NY

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police say a 50-seat commuter plane has crashed into a home in suburban Buffalo.

Correction for Feb. 13

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

In a letter to the editor Thursday by Joseph Rotter of Orland, it should have read that Barack Obama and the United Church of Christ opposed (not approved) a bill to ban partial-birth abortion.

DUSD: Administrators' salaries are appropriate

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

DURHAM — Durham's school board hopes a bluntly worded statement will put an end to an acrimonious debate over the salaries of some district administrators.

Daily Planner: February 13

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Performance EL REY THEATRE: 7 p.m. "The Vagina Monologues." Hosted by Chico State University's Associated Students Women's Center.

Daily Planner: February 14

Posted: 13 Feb 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.

Editorial: Firm response necessary in riot

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Our view: After two riotous disturbances in less than four months, Chico police are making sure they're ready for the next incident.

Evolutionary concepts: Darwin Day at Chico State celebrates the man who helped shape genetic theory

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — It's been 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin, whose study of plants and animals changed the way we view the world in which we live.

Fleeing car crashes into gas station

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — Gasoline-fueled flames erupted during a brisk Chico evening after a fleeing driver crashed into a gas station late Thursday.

Getting physical: Chico girls beat PV to tie for EAL lead

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

CHICO — Chico High's girls basketball team ate pie Thursday night. Kind of. The Panthers got revenge on intracity foe Pleasant Valley with a 53-43 triumph and got a slice of the "pie" coach Sal Reyna uses as context to show where certain feats

Gun discharge subjects officer to investigation

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

WILLOWS — A Glenn County probation officer who fired his assigned weapon at work Wednesday has been given desk duty pending an investigation, according to officials.

Hmong culture celebration set for Sunday at Chico State

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

CHICO — An event embracing the culture of Southeast Asia, as well as the transition to American culture will include theater, dance and song 2-6 p.

Humboldt Fire looter gets 30 days, probation

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

OROVILLE — A burglar who was caught by a home security camera during the Humboldt Fire last summer was sentenced Wednesday to probation and 30 days time in county jail after spending three months under evaluation at High Desert State Prison in

Large pot operation raided in Butte Creek Canyon

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 03:00 PM CST

CENTERVILLE — A huge quantity of processed marijuana and $40,000 in cash was seized early this morning as three law enforcement teams searched a large property on Gold Nugget Road east of Centerville Road.

Letter: Can't have science without research

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Robert Orrick claims that creationists are not anti-science because they only object to evolution, which he claims is not a "true" science like physics or chemistry.

Letter: Legalize marijuana to eliminate problem

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

To reject reality is to hit the pipe of delusion. Your continuous assault on medical marijuana is based on ludicrous reasoning.

Letter: Rehabilitation home cares for residents

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

The staff at Sun Bridge Rehab Care Home for Paradise is committed to providing the best service possible to our customers.

Letter; Assessor's Office nervous for a reason

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

I can't believe the editorial board gave the county assessor's office a "Hit" for thinking of people first.

Local Roundup: Meagher's two homers can't carry Wildcats

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

Josh Meagher hit two home runs and Cody Dee also connected for No. 3 Chico State in a 7-4 loss to No.

Local briefs

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

Information sought on sexual assault in Paradise parking lot PARADISE — Police are seeking information on a sexual assault that happened Monday night in a business parking lot in the vicinity of Clark and Elliott Roads.

Murder suspect in police custody

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 05:15 PM CST

MAGALIA — A suspect has been arrested in the bludgeoning death of Shawn McElroy, 50, of Paradise, whose body was discovered Sunday, off Jordan Hill Road.

Police to investigate death threats against octuplets mom

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Thursday they will investigate death threats against octuplet mom Nadya Suleman and advise her publicist on how to handle a torrent of other nasty messages that have flooded his office.

School having $40,000 to spend 'a little bit awkward'

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

DURHAM — At a time when cash-strapped schools are scrambling to keep the doors open, Bobbi Abold, principal of Durham Elementary School, is almost embarrassed that she has money to spend.

Sidelines: Outlaws release 2009 schedule

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

The Chico Outlaws released their 2009 schedule this week, and in their fifth season of operation will play 88 games beginning May 21 with a road contest against the Tucson Toros, followed by the first of 44 home contests May 25 against the defending

Sow There! Valentine's Day will be a little mellow this year

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Valentine's Day will be different for many people this year. With a hefty percentage of the people either out of work or taking furlough days, spending the money for a dozen red roses will be tough for many.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Local NWTF chapter awards scholarship

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

An increasingly popular move for conservation organizations these days is awarding scholarships for students who have similar interests to the organization's goals.

What all the buzz is about

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 03:42 AM CST

Sergio Campos (left) and Julian Cisncros pull doors off bee hives on Wednesday in order to set loose their colony of natural pollinators on an orchard along River Road.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

11:15 a.m.: Chico man killed in late night crash on Vallombrosa

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 03:32 PM CST

CHICO — Speed is being blamed as the primary cause of a crash on Vallombrosa Avenue Thursday night that took the life of a Chico man.

Aububon Society to meet Monday

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — The practical concerns of caring for a wild animal in distress will be featured during a meeting Monday of the Altacal Audubon Society at Chico Creek Nature Center.

Big cuts: Butte County expects more than 20 percent in budget reductions

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Butte County will face budget cuts that will run at least 20 percent, and things could get worse.

Blackouts darken ridge

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 10:59 AM CST

PARADISE — Two separate blackouts, one in Paradise and a larger one in Magalia, have been reported this morning.

Chico man killed in late-night crash

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Speed is being blamed as the primary cause of a crash on Vallombrosa Avenue Thursday night that took the life of a Chico man.

Chico's sustained comeback tops PV

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — Chico High's boys registered a comeback victory Friday night at Acker Gym. Not one of those triumphant ones for the ages that occur in the final minute of the game, though.

City changing how economic development is funded

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO — The city is working to get more bang for its economic development buck, asking economic development providers to be more specific about the city's "return on investment.

Continuing storm could make for wild weekend

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 11:56 AM CST

California's Office of Emergency Services posted a special weather statement this morning warning of a "powerful storm" that "may impact Northern California over the President's Day weekend.

Correction

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

The plant of the week in Friday's Home and Garden section. the Lenten or Christmas rose, was provided by TJ's Nursery.

Daily Planner: February 14

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 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: February 15

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Events ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL, CHICO STATE: Noon. North State Symphony will offer its Young Artist Auditions for junior and high school and college students.

Democrats muscle huge stimulus through Congress

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:37 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late tonight in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

HIT — With all of the stories about dwindling animal populations, from Sacramento River salmon to eastern Tehama deer to valley pheasants to river sturgeon, the story Sunday about the elk herd near Stonyford was encouraging.

Gang unit snares two in investigation into shooting

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO — Search warrants related to a Jan. 6 shooting in Chico suspected to be gang-related were served Wednesday and resulted in the arrest of two San Diego men on unrelated charges.

Grow old with me: For these couples, love blooms in later years

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO — The reasons are simple, sweet and as old as time. "It doesn't matter how old you are. Kindred spirits have a way of finding each other.

Large pot operation raided in Butte Creek Canyon

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CENTERVILLE — A huge quantity of processed marijuana and $40,000 in cash was seized early Friday morning as three law enforcement teams searched a sprawling property on Gold Nugget Road east of Centerville Road.

Letter: Make room for youths who want to learn

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

In reference to the Feb. 8, 2009, "People on the Street," questions: "How should university student disturbances be handled?

Letter: Schools need to teach career skills

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

The Sunday editorial, "Don't neglect blue-collar jobs," tried to associate them with career/technical education (CTE), which is only marginally true.

Letter: Smoke rules an enforcement nightmare

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

How does Chico intend to enforce the ban on outlawed stoves? Will inspectors go house to house rating the stove or fireplace inserts and enter the address into a database for code enforcement to refer to in the event of a complaint?

Letter: Some workers unrealistic about economy

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Nearly 600,000 jobs were lost last month, raising the unemployment figure to 7.6 percent. I am very grateful I still have a job but I understand that in this economic environment no job is secure.

Letter: Teach them now or imprison them later

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

I am writing this letter as I noticed the irony of how the state of California wants to cut funds to its educational system, as we are facing a bulging prison population.

Local Roundup: Meagher homers again, Wildcats split twinbill

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

Josh Meagher hit his third home run in two days, Mike Robbins took a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings of work and the No.

Local briefs

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

Glenn 'most wanted' folds under exposure in newspaper WILLOWS — Having a friend tell him he was featured in the newspaper Wednesday as one of Glenn's Most Wanted fugitives was too much for Justin Derek Leeds, 28.

NTSB: Plane crew saw significant ice before crash

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 08:27 PM CST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The crew of the commuter plane that fell on a house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and

No charges filed yet against riot suspects

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Lawyers for two of the suspects arrested after allegedly failing to disperse during the Jan.

Paradise's Breevaart wills win

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — Jonathan Breevaart simply wouldn't let the Paradise High boys basketball team lose its sixth straight.

Prep for love

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

Carise Quayle, owner of San Francisco Flowers, puts the finishing touches on a flower arrangement in preparation to Valentine's Day at her store Friday.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

Newcomers class planned on Sunday PARADISE — A class for newcomers to St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 5872 Oliver Road, will be held in the conference room Sunday, The class will be from 11:45 to 2:30, with lunch provided.

Senior Daily Planner

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

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

Series of winter storms pose danger, but drought's not done

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

Foothill residents woke up to a layer of fresh snow Friday, as the first of a series of powerful winter storms swept into the area overnight.

Sidelines: Flyfishers slate dinner/fundraiser

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

The Chico Area Flyfishers will hold their 38th annual dinner/fundraiser on Friday, March 6, at 5:30 p.

State lawmakers set Valentine's Day budget vote

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 08:24 PM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Will there be love between Democrats and Republicans this Valentine's Day? Although there were no assurances that enough Republicans would vote for it, both houses of the state Legislature were scheduled to vote Saturday on a

Wet pavement contributed to accident

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

A Chevrolet Silverado pickup flipped onto its side Friday evening after the driver lost control of his vehicle near the intersection of Oro Dam Boulevard and Valley View Drive in Oroville.

Willows captures big win over Durham

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 02:04 AM CST

WILLOWS — Returning league MVP Cody Pastorino has been the go-to guy for the Willows High boys basketball team the past two seasons, so it might have seemed a little odd Friday night when sophomore Forrest Bateman launched a 3-point shot in

Willows police chief gets approval to seek funds for two programs

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

WILLOWS — Willows officials took action this week to seek funds for a police dog and gang-resistance education in city schools.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Argenal passed all the hype

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

CHICO — For almost four years, Justin Argenal has embodied the selflessness, heady play and hustle on which Chico State basketball has developed a tradition of priding itself.

Briefs

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Floral design skills at society meeting CHICO — The Chico Horticultural Society's meeting on Monday will focus on floral design skills.

Britain celebrates Darwin's birthday with serious and irreverent events

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

LONDON (AP) — They threw him a party at the Natural History Museum, they trotted out a set of stamps in his honor, and a zoo offered free admission to anyone sporting a beard in recognition of his famous facial hair.

Butte softball preview: Outfield is where excellence lies

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

Shanna Vela has been speaking highly about her starting outfield trio recently. Yet in another sense the second-year Butte College softball coach would prefer that the three main jewels on her roster do not shine too brightly this season.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Shellee Vey Weaver The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Shellee Vey Weaver for a felony warrant charging her with failing to appear, fraud to obtain aid and

Committee to look at reviving the Police Activities League

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

WILLOWS — Hoping to find a constructive outlet for youth, Willows staff and city councilors will examine whether to revive the Police Activities League or officially close down the suspended organization.

Commuter plane crashes into home in upstate NY

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police say a 50-seat commuter plane has crashed into a home in suburban Buffalo.

Correction for Feb. 13

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

In a letter to the editor Thursday by Joseph Rotter of Orland, it should have read that Barack Obama and the United Church of Christ opposed (not approved) a bill to ban partial-birth abortion.

DUSD: Administrators' salaries are appropriate

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

DURHAM — Durham's school board hopes a bluntly worded statement will put an end to an acrimonious debate over the salaries of some district administrators.

Daily Planner: February 13

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Performance EL REY THEATRE: 7 p.m. "The Vagina Monologues." Hosted by Chico State University's Associated Students Women's Center.

Daily Planner: February 14

Posted: 13 Feb 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.

Editorial: Firm response necessary in riot

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Our view: After two riotous disturbances in less than four months, Chico police are making sure they're ready for the next incident.

Evolutionary concepts: Darwin Day at Chico State celebrates the man who helped shape genetic theory

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — It's been 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin, whose study of plants and animals changed the way we view the world in which we live.

Fleeing car crashes into gas station

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — Gasoline-fueled flames erupted during a brisk Chico evening after a fleeing driver crashed into a gas station late Thursday.

Getting physical: Chico girls beat PV to tie for EAL lead

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

CHICO — Chico High's girls basketball team ate pie Thursday night. Kind of. The Panthers got revenge on intracity foe Pleasant Valley with a 53-43 triumph and got a slice of the "pie" coach Sal Reyna uses as context to show where certain feats

Gregg withdraws as commerce secretary nominee

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 04:57 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire abruptly withdrew his nomination as Commerce secretary today, the third Cabinet-level pick scuttled and the latest political stumbling block in Barack Obama's young presidency.

Gun discharge subjects officer to investigation

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

WILLOWS — A Glenn County probation officer who fired his assigned weapon at work Wednesday has been given desk duty pending an investigation, according to officials.

Hmong culture celebration set for Sunday at Chico State

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

CHICO — An event embracing the culture of Southeast Asia, as well as the transition to American culture will include theater, dance and song 2-6 p.

Humboldt Fire looter gets 30 days, probation

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

OROVILLE — A burglar who was caught by a home security camera during the Humboldt Fire last summer was sentenced Wednesday to probation and 30 days time in county jail after spending three months under evaluation at High Desert State Prison in

Icy conditions on Paradise ridge

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 09:51 AM CST

PARADISE — Motorists should be on the alert for icy patches on roads all over the ridge. Starting just after 7 a.

Letter: Can't have science without research

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Robert Orrick claims that creationists are not anti-science because they only object to evolution, which he claims is not a "true" science like physics or chemistry.

Letter: Legalize marijuana to eliminate problem

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

To reject reality is to hit the pipe of delusion. Your continuous assault on medical marijuana is based on ludicrous reasoning.

Letter: Rehabilitation home cares for residents

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

The staff at Sun Bridge Rehab Care Home for Paradise is committed to providing the best service possible to our customers.

Letter; Assessor's Office nervous for a reason

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

I can't believe the editorial board gave the county assessor's office a "Hit" for thinking of people first.

Local Roundup: Meagher's two homers can't carry Wildcats

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

Josh Meagher hit two home runs and Cody Dee also connected for No. 3 Chico State in a 7-4 loss to No.

Local briefs

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:11 AM CST

Information sought on sexual assault in Paradise parking lot PARADISE — Police are seeking information on a sexual assault that happened Monday night in a business parking lot in the vicinity of Clark and Elliott Roads.

Murder suspect lands in cops' lap

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

MAGALIA — A suspect has been arrested in the bludgeoning death of Shawn McElroy, 50, of Paradise, whose body was discovered Sunday, off Jordan Hill Road.

Plane crash in upstate NY kills 49 people

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 03:56 AM CST

CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter plane coming in for a landing slammed into a suburban Buffalo home in a fiery explosion that killed all 48 people on board and one person on the ground, authorities said.

Police to investigate death threats against octuplets mom

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Thursday they will investigate death threats against octuplet mom Nadya Suleman and advise her publicist on how to handle a torrent of other nasty messages that have flooded his office.

School having $40,000 to spend 'a little bit awkward'

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

DURHAM — At a time when cash-strapped schools are scrambling to keep the doors open, Bobbi Abold, principal of Durham Elementary School, is almost embarrassed that she has money to spend.

Sidelines: Outlaws release 2009 schedule

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

The Chico Outlaws released their 2009 schedule this week, and in their fifth season of operation will play 88 games beginning May 21 with a road contest against the Tucson Toros, followed by the first of 44 home contests May 25 against the defending

Sow There! Valentine's Day will be a little mellow this year

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

Valentine's Day will be different for many people this year. With a hefty percentage of the people either out of work or taking furlough days, spending the money for a dozen red roses will be tough for many.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Local NWTF chapter awards scholarship

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 02:12 AM CST

An increasingly popular move for conservation organizations these days is awarding scholarships for students who have similar interests to the organization's goals.

Suspected arrested in Magalia killing

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 04:42 PM CST

MAGALIA — A suspect has been arrested in the bludgeoning death of Shawn McElroy, 50, of Paradise, whose body was discovered Sunday, off Jordan Hill Road.

What all the buzz is about

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 03:42 AM CST

Sergio Campos (left) and Julian Cisncros pull doors off bee hives on Wednesday in order to set loose their colony of natural pollinators on an orchard along River Road.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 PM CST

Open entry art show seeks green art CHICO -- Chikoko is seeking submissions for an open entry art show titled "Green.

Biblio File: Debra Moon: One woman's view of Chico and beyond

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 PM CST

Debra Moon, the author of "Chico: Life and Times of a City of Fortune," is a self-described "freelance photojournalist and educator.

Bouncing back: Butte men beat Lassen for GVC victory

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 02:13 AM CST

OROVILLE — Fun in February was a vibe kept alive by the Butte College men's basketball team on Wednesday night.

Butte vows to defy unfunded mandates: Supervisors' chairman says he will go to jail

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE -- If the state fails to pay for mandated programs such as mental health and social services, Butte County appears poised to just shut them down.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 12, 2009

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 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: 'Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blow-Out' showcases musical talent

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:48 PM CST

A handful of blues superstars graced the stage of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Big Room last week. The show, "Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blow-Out," didn't disappoint music fans.

Calendar highlight: "My Funny Valentine"

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 PM CST

"My Funny Valentine" will provide a romantic night of music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Chico State University's Harlen Adams Theatre.

Calendar highlight: "The Art of Belly Dance"

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 PM CST

Chico Performances will present "The Art of Belly Dance" featuring the Bellydance Superstars at 7:30 p.

Calendar highlight: Little Big Town

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:48 PM CST

Country music group Little Big Town is coming to Gold Country Casino in Oroville on Feb. 21. The band features Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet.

Chains required on 32 and 70

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 09:30 AM CST

Chain requirements have been posted for both Highways 32 and 70. According to state's highway conditions website, chains are required on Highway 32, east from four miles east of Forest Ranch.

Chico High alum Ratliff may get shot at Jets' starting job

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 02:13 AM CST

Quarterback Brett Ratliff has been paying his dues with the New York Jets for two seasons, and with the retirement Wednesday of future Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre, Ratliff's road to a starting job in the NFL may have just gotten a little shorter.

Community Roundup: Chico Masters swimmers compete at USF

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 05:43 PM CST

The Chico Masters Swim Team attended the USF Valentine's Meet in San Francisco. Margaret Reece-Gazda (35-39 age group) had a first- and a second-place finish.

Cover story: The Who's 'Tommy' is a rockin' good show

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 PM CST

CHICO -- If you're anything like last Friday's audience, you'll be on your feet and headbanging by the end of this show.

Curating curiosity: InnerView, Anne Seiler brings imagination, experience to Chico Museum

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO — Anne Seiler has settled right in as curator at Chico Museum. Seiler believes a museum can be a vehicle to bring a community together.

Daily Planner: February 12

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Events DARWIN DAY 2009, CHICO STATE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday with all-ages activities including scavenger hunt, booths on biology, geology and other sciences, games, fossil and skull displays.

Editorial: Defensive living can help people

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

Our view: If a fool is born every minute, a criminal comes along every second and we've got to take action to protect ourselves.

Entertainment Calendar for Feb. 12-Feb. 18

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 PM CST

Thursday, FEB. 12 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFE CODA: The Red Ribbon Brigade, The Shivers, Last Workhorse. 8 p.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Kimble prving quite nimble

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 02:13 AM CST

Recent success is making Miesha Kimble a bit nervous. Imagine how upcoming opponents must feel. Chico High's senior point guard is back in the lineup for the Panthers and has a pair of 25-point efforts in her last two games, a win over Paradise last

Flames damage home in orchard north of Chico

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO -- A home in a walnut orchard north of Chico was heavily damaged by flames Wednesday morning. Cal Fire-Butte County crews arrived at the home, north of Cana Highway, about 8:30 a.

Flames heavily damage home in orchard north of Chico

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 04:39 PM CST

CHICO — A home in a walnut orchard north of Chico was heavily damaged by flames that burned through an attic this morning.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Revolutionary Road' portrays a beautiful tragedy

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:48 PM CST

"Revolutionary Road" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as a couple in the 1950s trying to deal with the fact that the life everyone expects them to live isn't for them.

Huge pot grow raided

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHIC0 -- Authorities found more than 1,000 marijuana plants, a large quantity of processed pot and about $180,000 in cash when they served search warrants at two homes on Wookey Road north of Chico Wednesday morning.

Letter: At least Obama is trying

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

It seems like forever since we had a president work so hard to reach across party lines to find common ground, as we did with this $800 billion stimulus package vote.

Letter: Banners help Orland shine

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

Orland Business Improvement Association would like to thank all the businesses in Orland and the area for participating in the pole banner project.

Letter: Chico takes important step on trade

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

We recently moved to Chico, drawn here by the strong sense of community and, in part, by the year-round farmers market.

Letter: Democrats keep adding to debt

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

Government is the problem not the solution to the economical problems of this country and state. It is Washington and Sacramento's fault that this country and state are so in debt.

Letter: Don't touch taxes; focus on expenses

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

Not ever having met letter writer Larry Baumbach and knowing very little about the man other than I understand he is an attorney is self-explanatory.

Letter: Foolish acts should be no surprise

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

Many people in the community are expressing dismay and shock over the two recent riots by Chico State University students.

Letter: Foundation's donation helpful

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

The Chico Firefighters Association would like to thank the Virginia L. Jones Foundation for its generous $5,000 donation to the Ray Head Fund Adopt A Family program.

Letter: Learn proper brie etiquette

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

Recently I went to an opening at Vagabond Rose in Chico, one of my favorite galleries. I observed a phenomena which I observe at every opening in this town which serves brie.

Letter: Liberals can't wait to take our money

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

Once again I find myself agreeing with Larry Baumbach, this time for his thoughtful message calling for the abolition of Proposition 13.

Letter: Nature Center close to goal

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

The Chico Creek Nature Center would like to thank the community for its response to our solicitation to help fund our planned exhibit and classroom facility in Bidwell Park.

Letter: Obama lacks sound moral judgment

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

The United Church of Christ made famous by Barack Obama and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a clear example of a non-Biblical "Christian" group.

Letter: Piggies lining up at the trough

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

So Barack Obama is mad at the corporation big wigs for greedily taking billions in bonus monies after being bailed out at taxpayer expense.

Letter: Planning commissioner glad to serve

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

A big "thank you" to everyone who has taken the time to express you thoughts regarding my tenure on the Butte County Planning Commission.

Letter: Republicans should be ashamed

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

You can almost read the hypocrisy on the faces of the Republican leaders who posed after all 178 Republican House members voted against the economic stimulus plan.

Letter: School shares its educational mission

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

The Rose Scott Learning Community (for students with ADHD, giftedness and high-functioning autism) presented a gala evening Jan.

Letter: Sexual orientation not a choice

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

When does a person choose their sexual orientation? Is it when they choose their hair, eye and skin color?

Letter: Think globally when buying products

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

I am very proud of the city of Chico seeking and acquiring the designation of Fair Trade Town. Chico is the second city in California (after San Francisco) to claim this better-world distinction.

Letter: Time to confront behavior problems

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

I am saddened and frustrated by the continued failure of our community to adequately address our behaviorally disordered youth.

Letter: Volunteers are appreciated

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

I am writing to say thanks to a select group of individuals. They are people whose commitment to volunteerism has been a model for my own.

Local Roundup: Chico boys hold off Enterprise

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 02:13 AM CST

The Chico High boys basketball team defeated Enterprise 52-46 on Wednesday in Chico. Kevin Loustale's 16 points and 15 rebounds helped the Panthers (14-6, 5-5 Eastern Athletic League) top the Hornets (14-8, 8-2).

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Saechao's streaky shooting lifts LP

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 02:13 AM CST

When Foulinh Saechao hits it big in the scoring column, he hits it really big. The Las Plumas High senior guard sometimes gets on hot streaks from 3-point range, and when he does, it produces wonderful results for a Thunderbirds team that has gone

Music preview: Cyrus Chestnut, Turtle Island Quartet play classical jazz music

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:48 PM CST

CHICO -- There is a teddy-bearish quality to Cyrus Chestnut that extends to the distinctive music he coaxes from his piano, a soft and even cuddly sound that speaks to the sensitivity of his ear, his touch, and his heart.

Music preview: Emily Skinner brings 'Broadway: Her Way' to State Theatre

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:48 PM CST

OROVILLE -- The Oroville Concert Association is bringing Tony-nominated singer/actress Emily Skinner to the State Theatre on Wednesday.

Music preview: Thursday stops in Chico on Taste of Chaos tour

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:48 PM CST

CHICO -- After 12 years together, and bouncing between both major and independent record labels, post-hardcore rock band Thursday will release its new album, "Common Existence" on Tuesday.

North State Voices: Car ownership proves dreams come true

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

Americans grow up with cars and consider it their birthright to own and drive one. Everybody knows all about them.

Obama, Congress agree on economic stimulus plan

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving with lightning speed, the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House agreed Wednesday on a compromise $790 billion economic stimulus bill designed to create millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession.

Orland wrestlers peak at right time in win over Las Plumas

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 02:13 AM CST

ORLAND — With just two days remaining before the Butte View League tournament, Orland High wrestling coach Victor Perry was hoping that his team would come out with the right intensity in the Trojans' final dual meet of the season.

Oroville library celebrates Black History Month through art

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:48 PM CST

OROVILLE -- The Oroville branch of the Butte County Library is commemorating Black History Month by displaying five portraits of famous black leaders.

Ousted Oroville planning manager appeals to council for changes in city hall

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

OROVILLE -- The Oroville city planning manager laid off last Friday, says a lack of trust is crippling the city's ability to achieve its goals.

Pot grow raided north of Chico; $100,000 in cash seized

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 04:08 PM CST

CHIC0 — Authorities found more than 600 marijuana plants, a large quantity of processed pot, and about $100,000 in cash when they raided a home on Wookey Road north of Chico this morning.

Schooltime

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

Paradise Unified School District will observe a holiday Friday for Lincoln's Birthday. Classes will not be held Friday at Notre Dame School, while parent-teacher conferences are held.

Stimulus pared to $789 billion in race for deal

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:04 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving with remarkable speed, key lawmakers and the White House reached for final agreement today on a $789 billion economic stimulus measure designed to create millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession.

Stopper to replace Larish at Search and Rescue

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Mike Larish, the man at the helm of the Butte County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team for the last seven years, resigned his post as captain Tuesday.

Storm brings welcome rain, pesky snow

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

After seemingly endless weeks of sunny and dry days, Northern California has been hit by a real storm, which left snow at higher elevations.

Stuart named Durham schools interim superintendent

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

DURHAM — Just a week after being named acting Durham Unified School District superintendent, Don McNelis, Butte County superintendent of schools, left his temporary post as a retired Shasta County educator took over.

Taxpayers may have to pay big share of octuplet mother's costs

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:38 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A big share of the financial burden of raising Nadya Suleman's 14 children could fall on the shoulders of California's taxpayers, compounding the public furor in a state already billions of dollars in the red.

Telethon televised Saturday

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 PM CST

Paradise -- The Northern California Burn Foundation, home of Camp Eagle Flight, has announced that the fourth annual "Hearts For Burned Children" telethon is going to be televised live to tape from noon-6 p.

The Nosebleed Section: Going retro is not always a swell idea

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 02:13 AM CST

After seeing Pleasant Valley High's boys basketball team wear uniforms from 1986 I can assuredly say that retro night in basketball is not a good call.

Theater briefs

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 06:49 PM CST

'Love Letters' is part of CTC fundraiser CHICO -- Chico Theater Company is having a Valentine's Day fundraiser at 7:30 p.

Vote likely Friday on budget deal: Plan would use mix of tax hikes, spending cuts and borrowing to erase deficit

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- After months of heated negotiations and with California on the brink of insolvency, Gov.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:39 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.

Willows man leads deputy on high-speed chase

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — A car-chase suspect thought to have left Enloe Medical Center Wednesday in his hospital gown to elude police was located inside the hospital, in what a Glenn County sheriff's detective later called a "comedy of errors.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Assault on car with tire iron a mystery to victims, police

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 03:40 AM CST

CHICO — Police aren't sure what was behind an assault with a deadly weapon incident that took place Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of East First Avenue and The Esplanade.

Bobcat girls fall to Shasta in EAL battle

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

PARADISE — With the Paradise High girls basketball team trailing 49-46 late in the fourth quarter, junior guard Caressa Williams penetrated baseline, getting to the foul line in the process.

Correction

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:42 AM CST

In a business story that ran Sunday, the correct name of the school photograph company that had a recent job fair is Lifetouch National School Studios Inc.

Couple filmed allegedly smoking pot in front of children

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:42 AM CST

GRIDLEY— A Gridley couple was recently arrested after they were filmed allegedly smoking marijuana in the presence of their children.

Daily Planner: February 11

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: February 12

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Events DARWIN DAY 2009, CHICO STATE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday with all-ages activities including scavenger hunt, booths on biology, geology and other sciences, games, fossil and skull displays.

Disc golf short course location might return to Park Commission

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

CHICO -- A decision on where to relocate a beginner's disc golf course currently in upper Bidwell Park may take a sidestep back to a familiar group.

Editorial: State can't wait on Washington

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Our view: State legislative leaders have created their own budget mess and shouldn't rely on a bailout from Washington.

Geithner pledges forceful attack on banking crisis

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 03:34 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said today the new administration will wage an aggressive battle against the worst financial crisis in seven decades through programs designed to increase consumer lending and remove toxic

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:41 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.

Help for fire victims: County gives initial OK for eased building rules

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE -- An adjusted building code that would make it easier and cheaper for individuals who were burned out last summer to rebuild won a preliminary level of approval Tuesday from the Butte County Board of Supervisors.

Letter: CUSD decision leaves questions

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

The school board repeatedly told the community during a series of public input meetings that the redistricting proposal was not about program improvement or the budget.

Letter: Leave Proposition 13 alone

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Proposition 13 is protecting many people who are retiring on money earned when it was worth at least 10 percent more than today.

Letter: Lunar analogy makes plan sound loony

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

When FDR put together his "stimulus plan" to end the Great Depression (a plan that failed miserably), his flunky, Harold Ickes, is said to have said that it helped him get his mind around the financial scope of the thing when he realized that a

Letter: Toxicology reports inconsistent

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

While the suicide of Nick Garber was certainly a tragedy and my heart goes out to his family and friends, at least they have some "closure" on the issue.

Letter: Woodstoves don't kill people

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

Woodstoves, despite claims made by the liberals at city hall last Tuesday, do not "kill people." They finally admitted that the 14 deaths they attributed to wood smoke were "modeled" based on some data they came up with.

Local Roundup: LP girls stay perfect in BVL

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

Stephanie Archie scored a game-high 18 points, Angelica Cahee added 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals and the Las Plumas High girls basketball team, ranked No.

Manhunt for Chico suspect is over: Local figure in one of nation's largest mortgage scams caught in Spain

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 03:45 AM CST

BARCELONA -- Officials disclosed Tuesday the arrest of a Chico man who may have ties to one of the country's largest mortgage scams.

Mustang boys show zeal for steal on big night at Champion Christian

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:38 AM CST

CHICO — A packed audience filled the gym behind East Avenue Community Church for Tuesday night's Pink Zone event put together by the Champion Christian High basketball program.

No distractions, please

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

A sign posted at a construction site on North Cherry Street states, "Sorry, No Help Needed," as a way to keep job seekers from distracting workers when they ask about work.

Officials disclose October capture of local fugitive in Spain

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 10:02 PM CST

Officials today disclosed the arrest of a Chico man who may have ties to one of the country's largest mortgage scams.

Plea delayed in deadly fisticuffs case

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:41 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Six months pregnant with the couple's third child, a Yankee Hill woman was looking forward to her young family moving into a new home this month.

Starving Student: Life is boring if you don't take a few risks

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO — I admitted to a friend I was scared to try curry. He thought it was ridiculous statement.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: The sultry secrets of black beans and other sexy produce

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:39 AM CST

CHICO — Saturday is Valentine's Day, and you might start the celebration with an early morning stroll through the farmers market.

Trial date set molestation case

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 12:42 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Gridley man will go on trial in June charged with molesting three children. Rodolfo Dolores Campos could face life in imprisonment if convicted of continuous sexual abuse of minors.

Vikings beat Foothill easily

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

CHICO — Pleasant Valley High girls basketball coach Bob Paddock has seen his team get off to slow starts in games all season.

Willows police seek possible cop impersonator

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

WILLOWS — Police would like to talk with a man who may have tried to impersonate a police officer recently on Highway 162, east of Willows.

Willows schools list $1.1 million in proposed cuts

Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

WILLOWS — Financially strapped Willows Unified School District trustees approved a draft recovery plan last week, listing more than $1.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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A-Rod admits using performance-enhancers

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

NEW YORK — Already the highest-paid player, Alex Rodriguez wanted to prove himself one of the greatest.

Alleged drunk driver leaves road, goes down cliff

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

OROVILLE — An Oroville woman allegedly under the influence of alcohol drove her pickup off a cliff near Brownsville Sunday evening, suffering moderate injuries as a result.

Armed, barricaded woman surrenders to police after 30 minutes

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

WILLOWS — A young Willows woman armed with a rifle kept police at bay for about 30 minutes Saturday afternoon, but eventually surrendered peaceably.

Body found off Jordan Hill Road may be homicide

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 02:07 PM CST

MAGALIA — A man found dead Sunday in a remote area of Magalia may be the victim of a homicide. His body was found about 40 feet down an embankment off Jordan Hill Road near Coutolenc Road about 11 a.

Campus clips

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Fall applications deadline The application period for Chico State upper division transfer students and previously enrolled students who want to re-apply will be Feb.

Chihuahua found, rabies not a concern

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 03:44 PM CST

CHICO — "Rookie," a dog that escaped from the Butte Human Society shelter on Jan. 30 after biting an 11-year-old girl, was found Saturday — just hours before the victim was to start a series of antirabies vaccinations.

Corrections

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

An announcement in Sunday's paper about free tax return assistance contained an error. Assistance is offered to low- to moderate-income people 9-11:30 a.

Daily Planner: February 11

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Death toll in Australian wildfires rises past 170

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:01 AM CST

WHITTLESEA, Australia — Disaster teams found charred bodies on roadsides and in crashed cars — grim signs of the futile attempt to flee raging wildfires fed by 60 mph winds, record heat and drought that caught even fire-savvy Australians

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Marskey shoots low gross score at Bidwell

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 11:55 PM CST

Konnie Marskey (that's a new name among the Bidwell ladies group) posted a round of 88 to take the first flight low gross honors in the Bidwell Park GC Women's Golf Club monthly pro-points tournament.

Editorial: CUSD calendar needs tweaking

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

Our view: Chico schools have more than a week off in the middle of February, one of several oddities in the school calendar.

Five arrested following altercation, death threats

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

WILLOWS — A 20-year-old Willows woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly punched a man in the face, then threatened to have four friends "shoot up" his North Merrill Avenue residence.

Groups for Feb. 10

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

Sutter Buttes hike on Saturday at 8 a.m. YUBA CITY — A hike into the Sutter Buttes will be conducted 8 a.

Herger criticizes Obama's stimulus proposal

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

WASHINGTON — Congressman Wally Herger lashed into President Obama's economic stimulus proposal in a speech he gave on the House floor Monday.

Judges tentatively order Calif. inmate release

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 06:27 PM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A special panel of federal judges tentatively ruled today that California will have to release tens of thousands of inmates to relieve overcrowding over the next several years.

Letter: Republicans need to be part of solution

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

Your editorial echoing the drumbeat of GOP opposition to the administration's stimulus bill is disappointing, if not surprising.

Letter: University always looking for solutions

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

A Feb. 1 letter to the E-R contained a list of recommendations to the university for responding to student deaths from drugs and alcohol.

Letter: Woodstove exception a good idea

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

I am very happy to see the Chico City Council exempted EPA-approved wood burning devices from their ban on wood stoves.

Local briefs

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

Escaped Chihuahua found, declared free of rabies CHICO — "Rookie," a dog that escaped from the Butte Humane Society shelter on Jan.

Magalia death investigated as homicide

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

MAGALIA — Police are investigating a possible homicide after discovering a body off Jordan Hill Road.

Mall's plans for expansion put on layaway

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

CHICO — Plans that would have added an outdoor expansion to the Chico Mall are now officially on hold.

Obama to Congress: Pass stimulus, don't play games

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 04:48 AM CST

WASHINGTON — So much for bipartisanship. Day after day of Republican sniping at President Barack Obama and the massive economic recovery bill he wants Congress to pass quickly appeared to get the best of the leader who pledged to govern across

Orland man allegedly stole paychecks from employer

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

ORLAND — A 21-year-old Orland man who worked for JLC Orchards in Tehama County since he was in the seventh grade allegedly stole payroll checks from the business, forged them, and was able to get them cashed.

Pedal mistake puts car into building

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

OROVILLE — An elderly Oroville woman drove her vehicle into an outpatient building near Oroville Hospital Monday morning, apparently mixing up the gas and brake pedals.

Pranksters hack into electronic sign, tout their candidate for kicks

Posted: 10 Feb 2009 12:02 AM CST

CHICO — In what may be a copy of pranks pulled off last week elsewhere in the nation, someone broke into a changeable message board on Cohasset Road Monday morning and altered its wording.

Sidelines: Mustangs support cancer awareness

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 11:55 PM CST

The Champion Christian varsity girls basketball team is participating in the WBCA Pink Zone 2009 to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities.

Monday, February 09, 2009

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108 killed in deadliest-ever Australian wildfires

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

HEALESVILLE, Australia — Entire towns have been razed by wildfires raging through southeastern Australia, burning people in their homes and cars in the deadliest blaze in the country's history.

Drugmakers' push boosts 'murky' ailment

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

WASHINGTON — Two drugmakers spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year to raise awareness of a murky illness, helping boost sales of pills recently approved as treatments and drowning out unresolved questions — including whether

Grammy night filled with surprises both on and offstage

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' unorthodox partnership yielded rich rewards on Grammy night, as the pair nabbed five awards for their haunting "Raising Sand," including record and album of the year honors.

It's still OK to water your lawn, but ...

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

California is experiencing "the most significant water crisis in history," according to the state Department of Water Resources.

Letter: Firefighters willing to sacrifice

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

The firefighters' most recent concession to give up the raise they had already received is truly commendable.

Letter: How many drug stores does Chico need?

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

Did I hear right that there are going to be new drug stores on the corner of The Esplanade and East Avenue and one on Lassen and The Esplanade?

Letter: Schools open to suggestions on food

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

As the interim director of nutrition services for Chico Unified School District, I am pleased that many in our community have expressed an interest in improving the quality of our school lunches.

Letter: Wood burning a heated issue

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

First, I would like to say that I have lived in Chico for 38 years. Agricultural burning in 1971 was the standard.

Local Roundup: Lusty helps pitch Butte to victory

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 11:59 PM CST

Jake Lusty allowed one run on three hits over six innings and the Butte College baseball team defeated Mendocino College 5-1 Sunday at Cowan Park.

News of Our Past for Feb. 9

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Unique family housing at Chico State' A family student housing project with an on-site day care center for children is under construction & at 13th and Ivy streets

Obama faces tough week; stimulus, bailout on tap

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plunges into a difficult test of his leadership this week, struggling to get a divided Congress to agree on his economic recovery package while pitching a new plan to ease loans to consumers and

Short-legged dogs seek others for play dates

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- An Oroville dog breeder is attempting to revive a monthly gathering of dachshund lovers at Hooker Oak Recreation Area.

Supervisors look at looser codes in burned areas

Posted: 09 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A specialized category of "owner-built" homes not required to meet the rigorous building standards applied to most new construction is going before the Butte County Board of Supervisors as a partial remedy for replacing residences

Sunday, February 08, 2009

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65 dead, 640 homes destroyed in Australia's worst fires in decades

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 02:19 AM CST

HEALESVILLE, Australia (AP) — A police spokeswoman says the death toll from wildfires that have swept Australia's southeast has risen to 65.

Academic challenge puts brains in overdrive

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:03 PM CST

OROVILLE -- It took nearly a year for high school students to prepare for the Butte County Academic Decathlon.

All About Us: Get creative for V-Day; chocolate is for every day

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

I am an unabashed and hopeless lover of chocolate. It's so versatile. Failed resolution? Marital squabble?

An elk horn by any other name is an antler

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:03 PM CST

Elk are members of the deer family, and an elk horn is actually an antler. State biologist Paul Hoffman said the tule elk reportedly came from the larger Roosevelt or Rocky Mountain elk breeds.

Aylapalooza III takes shape, with help of one fortuitous call

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

About five and a half years ago, my dear bride, the saintly Susan, and I came to this startling revelation: With widgets and grandwidgets scattered from Georgia to Oregon, and various places in between, unless we planned some specific intervention,

City of Willows faces growing deficit

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

WILLOWS -- The city of Willows has managed to refrain from taking tough measures to cut costs in the past, but the picture shaping up at a workshop Friday indicates layoffs, salary decreases or cutting hours of service will be among options

Commodity distributions begin Tuesday

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

Surplus government commodities will be distributed to eligible families beginning Tuesday and for the week and a half following.

Cribbage scrimmage

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

CHICO — Players with experience ranging from two months to four years took part in the Chico Youth Cribbage Tournament on Jan.

Daily Planner: February 8

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

Events CHICO CABARET: 5 p.m. Auditions for "Bus Stop," by William Inge. 2201 Pillsbury Road. 895-0245.

Daily Planner: February 9

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM 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.

Dave Davies' column: Nominations now due for Hall of Fame

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

It's that time of year again, time to start thinking about the 37th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet, to be held the first week of May.

Death toll up to at least 35 in wind-driven Australian fires

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:51 PM CST

SYDNEY (AP) — Walls of flame roared across southeastern Australia, razing scores of homes, forests and farmland in the country's worst wildfire disaster in a quarter century.

Editorial: Don't neglect blue-collar jobs

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

Our view: School districts need to protect their career technical education programs despite the governor's suggestion otherwise.

Free tax return assistance offered throughout county

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

Low to moderate income people may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, as well as have their tax returns prepared for free.

Glenn County hopes to get energy from garbage

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:51 PM CST

ORLAND -- What's garbage to some may be someone else's energy source. At least that's the plan Orland-based Kara Varian Baker Corp.

Glenn County moves ahead with inmate job program

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones said his department is moving ahead with a program more than a year in the planning that will assist jail inmates with tools they need to find and keep a job after release.

Glenn hopes to get energy from garbage

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

ORLAND -- What's garbage to some may be someone else's energy source. At least that's the plan Orland-based Kara Varian Baker Corp.

Leadership Institute sets training sessions

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

CHICO -- Management heading nonprofit organizations may take part in two trainings in February, provided by the Nonprofit Leadership Institute, a program of North Valley Community Foundation.

Letter: Chico needs more regulations

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

Now that the five firemen are not laid off, the Chico City Council should put them to good use: Dress the firemen in hoods and jackboots and send them out in the middle of the night to visit smoking houses to enforce the fireplace ban.

Letter: Fair trade comes to Chico

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

I want to thank the Chico Fair Trade Town steering committee for its efforts to get Chico recognized as the second "Fair Trade City" in California.

Letter: Find a chief who understands Chico

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

Another drunken student riot. This time it was not dismissed as a mere minor "disturbance" by the Chico Police Department leadership as happened a couple of months ago.

Letter: Global warming theorists press on

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

Have you noticed that confronted with record, lengthy blizzards in the Midwest and unprecedented ice storms in the East, the global warming true believers are undeterred?

Letter: Government has to stop spending spree

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

Thank you for putting your editorial about the state budget on the front page. You are so right. Both our federal and state legislators are responsible for this mess, not the governor or the president.

Letter: Government workers shouldn't complain

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

City, county, state and federal workers: You seem to have forgotten that you put your pants or pantyhose on one leg at a time.

Letter: Large classes will hinder young students

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

I am writing this letter as a concerned parent and teacher. Our governor is proposing that one way to save money in this budget crisis is to eliminate the class-size reduction program in all public school classes grades K-3.

Letter: Limit city spending to essentials

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

"Spirit Flags" now adorn the Forest Avenue median. How impressive. Just what I needed while I'm trying to navigate to Raley's to do my grocery shopping.

Letter: Ombudsman can help on care homes

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

I am writing in response to the series of articles by Larry Mitchell regarding skilled nursing facilities.

Letter: People first, party second

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

When will the members of the California Legislature become more concerned about the people than their political party?

Letter: Students should be held accountable

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

After reading comments from university President Paul Zingg, public officials, and your Sunday editorial where you say "Yes, the images are alarming, even if you're not a parent wondering whether you're wasting money on trying to educate the little

Letter: Watered-down ordinance does nothing

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

After the two riots that have cost our taxpayers more money, damaged personal property and made our city a mockery once again in the eyes of California and the nation, don't you think it's about time to reconsider?

Local Roundup: Butte baseball takes two wins from Mendocino

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

Opening day at Cowan Park, already known for being a buoyant annual occasion every February, was further bolstered Saturday afternoon by the Butte College baseball team's doubleheader sweep past Mendocino.

New Zealand's South Island

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

Flying from Australia, we arrived on the South Island of New Zealand. During that flight, we had a grand view of Mount Cook and its snow capped peaks.

On Foot: Blue Heron is a great wake-up in Bidwell Park

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

CHICO — Our north state woodlands and stream sides offer the most abundant collection of wildlife around.

Once all-but-extinct tule elk thriving in north state

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:03 PM CST

STONYFORD -- On a gorgeous winter day near Stonyford, just inside the Sacramento Valley's western foothills, a cluster of animals once thought to be extinct rested in a peaceful valley, safely surrounded by rolling hills.

People on the Street

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

How should university student disturbances be handled? Asked Thursday at the post office on Vallombrosa.

Top students at Chico Junior High School receive honors

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

The following students at Chico Junior High School earned honor roll grades during the fall semester of 2008: Seventh grade — Kaesha Abrams, Natalie Ackerman, Cyndi Aird, Lily Akers, Nathaniel Anderson, Marco Arreguin, Gabrielle Banathy,

Volunteer fence work

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

Greg Jorner (left) and Roger Hart of the Noon Exchange Club installed a split rail fence along the perimeter of the north parking lot at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park Saturday.

Wildcat women defend their reputation

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

CHICO — The Chico State women's basketball team was crushed in the rebounding department, turned the ball over 14 times and shot just 32 percent in the first half.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

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Aanestad seeks major health-care reform for state

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Sam Aanestad has put together a bill he says would make major reforms in California's health-care system.

Alleged drunken driver damages seven vehicles in three separate crashes

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

PARADISE -- Police say an alleged drunken driver caused three separate crashes Thursday evening that left seven wrecked vehicles strewn for a quarter-mile from the Skyway down Pearson Road.

Bidwell Junior High School lists honor roll students

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO — The following students at Bidwell Junior High School earned honor roll grades during the fall semester of 2008: Sixth Grade — Bradley Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Monica Deadmond, Journie Dickerson, Christa Feingold, Manvir Heer, Seth

Chico police arrest officers from other departments

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- Police arrested two officers from north-state law enforcement agencies in separate incidents recently, and one of them has voluntarily left his job.

City Council wants rioters to pay

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

CHICO -- City Councilors want those involved in a recent riot to face consequences and foot the bill for damages.

Daily Planner: February 7

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 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: February 8

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

Events CHICO CABARET: 5 p.m. auditions for "Bus Stop," by William Inge, at 2201 Pillsbury Road. 895-0245.

Deal reached on economic stimulus plan

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:10 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With job losses soaring nationwide, Senate Democrats reached agreement with a small group of Republicans Friday night on an economic stimulus measure at the heart of President Barack Obama's plan for combatting the worst

Dieters find support is TOPS for weight management

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

CHICO — There's nothing like shedding a few pounds to make a person feel like a million bucks. But, as every dieter knows, keeping the pounds off can be the challenge of a lifetime.

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

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

HIT — The Butte County Assessor's Office should be praised for thinking of the people first. Assessor Ken Reimers contacted the Enterprise-Record Thursday and members of his staff sent out e-mail alerts warning homeowners about a business

Fire damages county supervisor's house

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

CHICO -- The California Park home of Butte County Supervisor Maureen Kirk was heavily damaged by a fire that broke out shortly before 4 p.

Firms seeking fee for free property value reassessment

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

Butte County is being blanketed by mass mailings offering to sell homeowners something they can get for free.

Fran Carlson stays independent with B-Line

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

CHICO — Fran Carlson has always been able to take care of her self, and at 87, is glad she still can.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Great Apostasy," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.m. Scripture: Revelation 17.

Garber family rejects ruling that death was suicide

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

CHICO -- The uncle of Nick Garber, a Chico High senior who perished Jan. 1, said the young man's family is rejecting police conclusions he died as a result of suicide.

Girl faces rabies treatment if escaped Chihuahua isn't found

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

CHICO -- An 11-year-old girl will have to undergo anti-rabies treatment if the dog that bit her last week isn't located by Sunday.

Letter: CUSD employees play by different rules

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

Chico Unified claims that binding arbitration is too costly and unusual. Yet in a fact-finding hearing conducted by the State, the California School Employees Association (CSEA) proved that just isn't true.

Letter: Qualifications should be questioned

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

A recent articlein the E-R was accompanied by smiling images of Sam Aanested, Rick Keene and Doug LaMalfa.

Letter: Society shouldn't rely on government

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

If our nation continues on the course that former President Bush initiated with the bailouts, and what President Obama is currently attempting to pass off on the American people as a "stimulus package," this will no longer be the America our

Letter: Workers left high and dry by outsourcing

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

Your article in the E-R, "Bailed-out banks sought foreign workers," was very interesting. I just heard about another take on this subject which was upsetting to me and I think will be to others also.

Lifestyle Rx: Good health is a 50-50 proposition

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

I don't drink coffee. I don't even know how to make it. But one particular night I had a special need.

Local Roundup: Ringer's walk-off slam opens Wildcats' season

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 02:15 AM CST

Bret Ringer hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday to give the Chico State baseball team a 13-9 victory over Western Oregon in the No.

Panthers knock off Bobcats

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 02:15 AM CST

PARADISE — Chico High boys basketball coach Sam Simmons didn't think his Panthers played very well on Friday at Paradise.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

Meetings set for 'Women in Transition' CHICO — Women's group meetings, emphasizing "Women in Transition," are held from 1 to 2 p.

Retro Vikings take advantage of Tigers

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 02:15 AM CST

CHICO — Pleasant Valley High's boys basketball team got the victory it wanted Friday night against visiting Oroville.

Senior Planner

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

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

Sidelines: Youth tennis league offered

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 02:15 AM CST

The Youth Team Tennis League will offer its innovative USTA program for beginning-level players, boys and girls in third to sixth grade.

Sign of the times

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

A sign at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Chico on Friday alerts people to the fact that the office was closed — another victim of the budget crisis.

Skyway Plaza Center property sold to Wal-Mart; retail center planned

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:11 AM CST

PARADISE -- Six years after the town of Paradise approved the controversial Skyway Plaza Center, the property owner has sold the land to Wal-Mart.

Walks offered Saturdays at Lake Oroville

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

OROVILLE — Free guided three-mile nature walks are conducted every Saturday at the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, from 9 a.

Willows High School announces top students

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 12:12 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Here is the honor roll for the first semester of the 2008-09 school year at Willows High School.

Wily Coyotes: CSUSB gets win against Chico State

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 02:16 AM CST

CHICO —What began with the most encouraging half of Chico State basketball this season turned into one of its most perplexing defeats.

Friday, February 06, 2009

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"Furlough Friday" shuts state offices today

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:29 PM CST

If you have to deal with the DMV today, you're out of luck. But if you hope to avoid having to deal with the CHP, you're also out of luck.

'Furlough Friday' shuts state offices today

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:23 AM CST

If you have to deal with the DMV today, you're out of luck. But if you hope to avoid having to deal with the CHP, you're also out of luck.

Another important garden tool: your camera

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

Advances in digital cameras are making garden photography a snap, not only in the quality of images but also in their usefulness.

Butte 'teach-in' focuses on climate change

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

BUTTE VALLEY — Students at Butte College want to get the word to President Barak Obama that climate change is here and young people care about it.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:22 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Jeffery Allen Scott Woodward The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jeffery Allen Scott Woodward for a felony warrant charging him with violation of probation,

Chico High athlete's death ruled a suicide

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 05:18 PM CST

CHICO — Officials released the findings of autopsy and toxicology reports today in the death of Chico High senior Nicholas Brian Garber, 18, and said they indicate the stand-out athlete committed suicide.

Chico man to be tried for resisting after violent arrest

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A man who was severely injured in a violent altercation with Chico police will stand trial on felony resisting arrest charges, but a judge Thursday dismissed a separate attempted carjacking allegation for insufficient evidence.

College Baseball Preview: Reloading of arms has Wildcats set to excel

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO —A year after opening its season with virtually an entirely new-look roster, the Chico State baseball team has a much more familiar feel heading into the 2009 season.

College Softball Preview: Wildcats welcome new class, new style

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:19 AM CST

CHICO — Choosing her words carefully, Chico State third baseman Gwen Cox tried to articulate just what didn't work in 2008, the softball team's 25-28 campaign that many within the program felt had the parts to be much more competitive.

Corrections

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

An announcement in the Food section on Wednesday reported an incorrect date for a free pancake day at IHOP in Chico.

Daily Planner

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

Today Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5-7 p.m. Two artist receptions. Reception for Robin Indar's "Piecemeal," with live performance by Severance Package in Trinity hallway.

Early morning crash on Neal Road injures one

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 03:17 PM CST

BUTTE VALLEY — A Paradise man suffered head injuries when he lost control of his Jeep Cherokee early this morning on Neal Road and it rolled over.

Editorial: California booms after burning

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

Our View: Fire is part of the natural cycle; we need to learn to live with it There was a story on last Sunday's front page about the explosion of life at Butte College's nature preserve, burned over by the Humboldt Fire last June.

Glenn County planning director plans to step down amid criticism

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Planning Director Dan Obermeyer will retire later this month under a cloud of public controversy.

Glenn child support agency gets funding to keep director

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

WILLOWS — Thanks to a helping hand lent from a Butte County agency, Glenn County's Child Support Services director will stay at her job — and caseworkers in theirs — at least through the end of the fiscal year.

Glenn planning director retiring amid controversy

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 03:04 PM CST

WILLOWS — Glenn County Planning Director Dan Obermeyer submitted an official, brief memo to the Board of Supervisors Wednesday stating he plans to retire at the end of the month, according to the document.

High school athlete's death ruled a suicide

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO -- Officials said Thursday that autopsy and toxicology reports indicate Chico High senior Nicholas Brian Garber, 18, committed suicide.

Kimble's efforts trump Bobcats in OT

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — Miesha Kimble had to sit and watch from the bench Jan. 15 while Paradise High's Caressa Williams romped for 33 points against her Chico High teammates.

Letter: Dairy farmers getting a raw deal

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

As a dairyman in Orland I want consumers to know the facts. Unless the dairymen receive a fair price for milk there will be no milk on stores shelves.

Letter: Oroville can't ignore mail thefts

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

On Oct. 20, the outgoing mail was taken from my mailbox in downtown Oroville. The person had opened a chain link gate, walked up to the front of my house and taken it.

Letter: Politics boils down to marketing

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

The budget impasse is all about "branding." The cornerstone of the Republican "brand" was once fiscal conservatism, but that notion was blown to smithereens over the past eight years.

Letter: Proposition 13 must be revisited

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

I just received the latest Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association petition. Howard Jarvis is long dead. The good men do is often interred with their bones but the evil thereof lives long after.

Local Roundup: Central Washington stops Wildcats in seventh

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

Central Washington scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Chico State softball team 6-3 Thursday at University Softball Field.

Local briefs

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

Academic Decathlon will be Saturday in Oroville OROVILLE — The annual Academic Decathlon will be Saturday at Las Plumas High School.

Marsh Junior High honor roll released

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

CHICO — Here are Marsh Junior High School honor rolls for the first semester of the 2008-09 school year: Seventh Grade — Samson Abernathy, Shairah Acojedo, Jenna Almeida, Emily Auvinen, Brooke Barney, Joshua Barnhart, Mary Beem, Andrew

May trial date set for woman accused in fatal stabbing

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

OROVILLE — An Oroville woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering her mother and was set for a jury trial in May.

New jobless claims jump more than expected to 626,000

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:48 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New jobless claims jumped far more than expected last week in an already dismal labor market, and there's no relief in sight for workers as mass layoffs persist.

On the edge: Chico woman faces loss of home, uncertain future

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:23 AM CST

CHICO -- Late the other night, Jan Poythress tried out being homeless. She walked into Bidwell Park to see how it would be for her and her three dogs and two cats if they had to live out there.

Oroville teen jailed in pistol-whipping

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Sacramento girl was hit in the face with a firearm Tuesday night after she apparently refused to fight an Oroville woman.

Oroville's first brewery gets cooking

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:29 PM CST

OROVILLE -- The first batch of mash went into the cooker at Western Pacific Brewing & Dining at 12:45 p.

Paradise Garden Club will meet Monday

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

PARADISE — Paradise Garden Club, Inc. will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. The meeting place this month only is at Annie's Cafe annex, 5522 Skyway, Paradise.

Pennies for peace

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:23 AM CST

Sixth-graders at Parkview School count pennies in Julie Nilsson's classroom Thursday. The students have been inspired by Chico State University's 2008-09 Book in Common, "Three Cups of Tea," and have saved their pennies to support the Central Asia

Police report

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 12:24 AM CST

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

Sacramento girl pistol whipped, robbed at Thermalito home

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:40 PM CST

THERMALITO — Alcohol and a dispute over a $30 iPod purchase fueled a fight at a home in the 1900 block of Seventh Street Tuesday night that led to one girl being hit with a pistol and allegedly robbed.

Sidelines: Rage ready to play home opener

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

The Chico Rage basketball team will play its home opener Sunday at the Hamilton High gym against the Concord/Walnut Creek Showtime starting at 4 p.

Sow There: Fixed kitties are the cutest

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:30 PM CST

It's done. They're gone. All over. The kindle of kittens have all been captured. Over the past several weeks we've been on a concerted campaign to round up the kittens that first appeared on my neighbor's rooftop, then cozied up in a multi-kitten

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Lake Oroville launching to improve

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

Some good news is on the horizon for boaters wishing to launch at Lake Oroville, reported Kevin Dossey of the Department of Water Resources.

Supreme Court Justice has cancer surgery

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 11:29 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday for pancreatic cancer, raising the possibility that one of the ideologically divided court's leading liberals — and its only woman — might have to curtail her

Thursday, February 05, 2009

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Art briefs

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

Chico photographer's work on display at Vagabond Rose CHICO -- A local photography exhibit will open at Vagabond Rose Gallery & Framing, 236 Main St.

Biblio File: Chico author writes about fighting Cold War in Rhodesia

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

In his first book, "Special Agent, Vietnam: A Naval Intelligence Memoir," Chicoan Douglass H. Hubbard Jr.

Briefs

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

County could lose millions if state funds become delayed OROVILLE — Sunday's decision by the state to delay payments to counties could cost Butte County $40 million if the delays continue for the next seven months, as proposed by Gov.

Butte's Bellamy decides on Iowa State to highlight signing day

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Just as he proved capable of doing occasionally when Saturday afternoons in the fall went his way, Josh Bellamy moonlighted in the spotlight for the Butte College football team at Wednesday's National Signing Day ceremony.

Butte's Bellamy sides with Iowa State for Signing Day decision

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 04:12 PM CST

OROVILLE — Josh Bellamy, a highly recruited receiver on Butte College's national title football team who was poised to sign a letter of intent to Washington State this morning, changed his decision with a commitment instead to Iowa State.

Calendar highlight: Origami Ghosts

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

Origami Ghosts will play at 8 p.m. today at Cafe Coda, along with The Shimmies and The Sundance Kids.

Check It Out: Gridley, Biggs and Durham libraries may see cuts by June 1

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

Small, rural libraries in Gridley, Biggs and Durham have long histories of community support and service.

Comedy show review: Second City brings lots of laughter to Laxson

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

CHICO -- Second City has produced so many famous alums -- Alan Arkin, John Belushi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, et.

Costumes help to create memorable characters in world of theater

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

CHICO -- An expectant audience awaits for the opening curtain for an anticipated theatrical production.

Cougars throttle cold-shooting Bobcats

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

PARADISE — Amassing just one win through the first half of Eastern Athletic League play, the Paradise High boys basketball team was looking for a fresh start at home against Foothill.

Cover story: Audiotherapy brings the dance party to Chico

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

CHICO -- "I don't want to come off as a sit-down band. Expect a good time. Expect to get off your butt and dance!

Daily Planner: February 5

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

Events MEET ARTIST OF THE MONTH: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Euro Cafe, 3217 Cohasset Road, Dulce Plaza. Rebekah Amick's pastels and paintings displayed through Feb.

Editorial: Concessions help in crisis

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

Our view: After some wrangling with the firefighters union, the city reached its deficit-reduction goal.

Entertainment calendar for Feb. 5-11

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

Thursday, FEB. 5 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFE CODA: The Shimmies, The Sundance Kids, Origami Ghosts. 8 p.m. All ages.

Fire union contract made official

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

CHICO — A new contract for the city's firefighters is now in place, which will not provide raises for the next two years.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Milk' biography shows Sean Penn at his best

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

"Milk" stars Sean Penn as San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major office, who unites his community before being slain by another supervisor.

June Carey shares art of California, Tuscany at Chico Paper Company

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

CHICO -- There's no place like home, especially for artist June Carey who calls both California and the Tuscan countryside of Italy home.

Just the fax, ma'am

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

Twenty-year-old Chico State student Jana Sullivan makes her mark Wednesday on a petition to be faxed to Gov.

Letter: Bad behavior immortalized

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

Granted that rioting appears to have become a tradition among some of the shortsighted at Chico State, but your lead photo on Saturday appears to indicate yet another insidious way that the cell phone has altered our lives: as a way to chronicle our

Letter: California voters know their stuff

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

How did we get to Proposition 8? They hung out in city parks, public restrooms, bus stations and cruised the streets, when the fleet was in, to pick up young servicemen.

Letter: Creationists believe in science

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

Regarding Cynthia Tucker's Jan. 24 column, she equates belief in creation with anti-science. That truly ignorant conclusion is easy to disprove.

Letter: Herger now an obstructionist

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

The day before last year's first vote on the (first) $170 billion bailout, I called Wally Herger's office in Washington and asked that he vote against that bill because 1) it was written as a blank check (no congressional oversight), and 2) it

Letter: Herger should change his thinking

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

I have enjoyed your recent series of comedic articles featuring our man in Washington, Wally Herger. Even though they haven't been on the comic page, they certainly have been funny.

Letter: Music teacher's award richly deserved

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

I would like to congratulate Karol Forrest, music teacher at Chico High School, for being selected as the California Music Educators Association North Section Music Educator of the Year.

Letter: Negativity not appreciated

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

A great big "hip hip hooray!" to Alan Gair for his spot-on discussion of this newspaper's constant negativity toward Chico's Planning Commission (letters, Jan.

Letter: Obama getting a free pass

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

One thing we should all be thankful for — Republican or Democrat — is that our first black president is liberal.

Letter: Obama off to a roaring start

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

Promising change and a new era of transparency, Barack Obama seated the most corrupt and socialist administration in our country's history.

Letter: Police contract even more valuable

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

The 4.45 percent salary increase was retroactive to December 2007, not December 2008 — a full year difference which is significant.

Letter: Politicians need to walk in shoes of the poor

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

Let me get this straight. Arnold Schwarzenegger demands a budget then vetoes it because he doesn't like the proposed taxes, saying he doesn't want to saddle Californians with the state's budget problem.

Letter: Rioters give city, university a bad name

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

The irresponsible drinking and dangerous behavior demonstrated last week by hundreds of young college students is despicable.

Letter: Teachers should be the last to go

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

I would have some confidence in the Chico Unified School District board of trustees if they would publish the number of employees and their salaries in order to establish that laying off teachers is the best way to spend the reduced budget.

Like a hawk

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

A hawk (Photo No. 1) searches for food in an orchard along River Road on the outskirts of Chico Tuesday.

Linscott sentenced in plot to have Butte County woman killed

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Ann Marie Linscott, a Michigan woman who tried to have an Oroville woman who was her lover's wife killed last year, was sentenced to nearly 13 years in state prison Wednesday.

Local Roundup: Eagles hit eight 3-pointers to beat Butte in GVC play

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

College of the Siskiyous made eight 3-pointers to beat the Butte College men's basketball team 66-63 Wednesday in a Golden Valley Conference game in Weed.

Make Valentine's Day a date to remember

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

The following is a list of Valentine's Day-inspired events taking place starting this week in Chico and Oroville.

Mother doesn't contest lesser charge of giving pot brownie to her daughter

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Acquitted last month of a felony child endangerment charge, a Chico mother accused of giving her 5-year-old daughter a marijuana brownie averted a second trial in the case by pleading no contest Wednesday to a lesser misdemeanor count

Music preview: Agent Orange surfs into Paradise Lost with original tunes

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

CHICO -- Agent Orange, the original southern California punk/surf power trio band, will appear at Paradise Lost on Feb.

Music preview: Master mandolinist Chris Thile on touring, making good music

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

CHICO -- Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers are a highly regarded ensemble, garnering glowing reviews wherever they go.

North State Vocies: When water ouzel sings, it's a musical gift

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 AM CST

Sometimes we discover the most surprising voices when we listen in the least likely places. I found this to be true for the water ouzel.

Orland schools begin talks on layoffs, class cuts

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

ORLAND — Layoffs and class cuts will soon be on the table as Orland Unified School District grapples with continued unknowns in the state budget crisis and reduced revenue.

Parolees with drugs arrested in south-of-campus car stop

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

CHICO — Two men on parole were arrested Tuesday afternoon when an officer discovered methamphetamine hidden in their vehicle at West Sixth and Orange streets.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Garcia makes way on pitch

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

Adriana Garcia is most definitely not lost in America. The Las Plumas High standout is only in her second season of American soccer and is making things happen in Oroville.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Punzo finds best success in soccer

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

Heladio Punzo is a wanted young man at Orland High School. All the coaches want him on their team. Well, not all.

School Time for Feb. 5

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

Announcements Oroville Christian School is hosting a science fair today in the sanctuary at the school from 6:30-8 p.

Suspect arraigned in fatal beating

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

OROVILLE -- An Oroville suspect was arraigned Wednesday on a homicide charge in connection with the alleged beating of a Yankee Hill man Saturday night that led to his death.

The Biblio File Short Notices: Authors describe wild rodeos, local art, search for truth

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

Red Bluff resident Ashley Lewis, now in her mid-20s, traveled the rodeo circuit with her father since she was born.

The Nosebleed Section: CHS players are stronger people now

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

Like most all Eastern Athletic League fans, I was very interested to see how the Chico High boys and girls basketball teams would perform after seven boys and six girls were suspended for the first go-around of the EAL schedule.

Theater briefs

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 07:08 PM CST

Auditions held for 'Man of La Mancha' at CTC CHICO -- Auditions for "Man of La Mancha" will be held at 6:30 p.

Trustees vote to reorganize 11 schools: Changes will largely affect Marigold, Parkview, Rosedale

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO -- After seven weeks of deliberation and public input, Chico Unified School District's board of trustees Wednesday approved plans to reorganize 11 elementary schools.

Vikings use surge to cruise past Shasta

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — Jordan Schwarz missed three shots in the third quarter of the Pleasant Valley High boys basketball team's victory Wednesday night.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:32 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.

Worms turn cafeteria waste to fertilizer for Butte College

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 12:33 AM CST

BUTTE VALLEY — Worm droppings will soon be fertilizing the 25-acre organic farm at Butte College while at the same time diverting 1,500 pounds of waste from the landfill.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

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$30,000 grant to help fund New Clairvaux monastery project

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

VINA — The Abbey of New Clairvaux has been awarded a $30,000 grant to fund work to reconstruct a medieval chapter house on the monastery grounds in Vina.

Chico trustees to consider reorganizing elementary schools

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

CHICO -- Tonight, the Chico Unified School District's board of trustees will consider reorganizing Chico's elementary schools.

Community Roundup: Miller leads Athletic Horizons Level 7 to title

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

The Athletic Horizons gymnastics team traveled to San Mateo for the Tidal Wave Classic and Benton Miller took home first-place honors in the all-around as well as three categories: floors, parallel bars and high bar.

Council backs mandatory ban on woodstoves: Recommendations, on a 6-1 vote, will go before county air quality district

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 02:31 AM CST

CHICO — City Councilors Tuesday night supported a mandatory ban on wood-burning stoves on days when air circulation is poor.

Daily Planner: Febrary 4

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:09 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: February 5

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:09 AM CST

Events MEET ARTIST OF THE MONTH: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Euro Cafe, 3217 Cohasset Road, Dulce Plaza. Rebekah Amick's pastels and paintings displayed through Feb.

Daschle bows out

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:12 PM CST

WASHINGTON — Faced with problems over back taxes and potential conflicts of interest, Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination on Tuesday to be President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services secretary.

Durham still SVL's success story

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

DURHAM — Aerin Farrell has coached on a multitude of youth basketball levels over the past five years, including two specifically noteworthy.

Editorial: Mother's story should be heard

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:08 AM CST

Our view: Only when adults like Debbie Smith speak out will college students know the dangers of hazing.

Enloe Medical Center activities promote heart health

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

CHICO — Enloe Medical Center will offer free activities promoting heart health throughout February, which as been designated Heart Month.

Glenn County budget balance up, cash flow down

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:19 AM CST

WILLOWS — The Glenn County Board of Supervisors Tuesday heard good news and not-so-good news concerning its budget and cash flow.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:19 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.

Golden Bear for life: Former Chicoan Imhoff's jersey to be retired at Cal

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

Former Chico resident Darrall Imhoff has played basketball at the highest levels, so he knows what he's talking about when he compares the game today to the basketball played when he was a standout center at Cal, on the gold medal-winning team in

Letter: Don't rely on SSI for retirement

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:08 AM CST

I appreciate the concerns of Michael Kalinowski's letter Thursday, but when he wrote, "As I and millions of other baby boomers reach retirement age, we will rely on SSI almost exclusively," I felt compelled to respond.

Letter: Lambert deserves praise on way out

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:08 AM CST

Our community owes a huge debt of gratitude to an extraordinary public servant, Nina Lambert, who for 30 years served on Butte County's Planning Commission.

Letter: Lower the boom on rioters

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:08 AM CST

There has been yet another riot in student-dominated west Chico. The serious burns suffered by one young woman are only the actualization of a threat we, as a community, have ignored for far too long, However, only four arrests were made, all for

Letter: Taxpayer money misspent on art

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:08 AM CST

I hope the irony of the front page on Friday, Jan. 30, was not lost to the citizens of our city. Directly under the headline "CUSD facing bleak financial future" was a photo of a $25,000 stained glass art project meant to "uplift" me on my way to

Local Roundup: Chico girls return in a big way

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

The Chico High girls basketball team got a huge lift from the return of suspended players and destroyed Red Bluff Tuesday night at home by an 86-26 score.

Local briefs

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

Butte part of national teach-in on global warming BUTTE VALLEY — Butte College Associated Students will participate in a national teach-in focused on global warming solutions for America at the main campus Center for Excellence on Thursday.

Manslaughter plea bargain ends hobo killing case

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

OROVILLE — More than two years after confessing to a Utah truck stop cashier that he murdered a man in Oroville, the suspect pleaded no contest in court Tuesday to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.

National Signing Day: It's decision time for Butte's Bellamy

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

No longer just a mere mention on the calendar and now a full-fledged college football winter tradition, National Signing Day has evolved into an extravaganza celebrated througout the country on the first Wednesday of February every year.

Native Plant Society plans meetings, outings

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:19 AM CST

CHICO — Photographer George W. Hartwell will be a guest speaker when the Mount Lassen Chapter of the Native Plant Society meets Thursday at Chico library, East First and Sherman avenues.

Octuplets' mother - is not getting showered with gifts

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:08 AM CST

LOS ANGELES -- Where is the unlimited supply of diapers, formula and baby wipes? The free van? The brand-new house?

Schools to observe Darwin's 200th birthday

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

CHICO — A combination of educational events will take place in honor of the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, the English naturalist who was the author of "On the Origin of Species.

Sidelines: Boggs signs with Kansas City Royals

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

The Golden Baseball League announced Tuesday that Chico Outlaws outfielder Steve Boggs has had his contract purchased by the Kansas City Royals.

Starving Student: Where's the cookie? Panda Express delivers on quick Chinese food but no fortune cookie

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:09 AM CST

CHICO — All I want to know right now is how I went to a Chinese restaurant and walked away without a fortune cookie.

Suspect arrested in early January gang shooting

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

CHICO — A suspect in an early January gang shooting has been arrested by the Chico police, even though the alleged victim refused to cooperate with authorities.

Suspect's fiancée offers background to deadly beating

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

OROVILLE -- The fiancée of a man arrested for allegedly killing a Yankee Hill man Saturday said he was attempting to get his past life back on track before his latest criminal behavior.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Winter's powerhouse — Scalloped cabbage reflects midwesterner's past

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:09 AM CST

CHICO — Walking this week's sunny winter market, I was smitten by Dennis Biro's demure purple cabbages peeking from behind their outer leaves that wrap around the heads like ruffled scarves drawn close.

Waiting for their Grand Slam

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 12:18 AM CST

Customers wait outside of Denny's Diner in north Chico Tuesday to take advantage of the free Grand Slam breakfast offered chain-wide between 6 a.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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Campus clips

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

Local Government Leadership Institute The Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute presents the 2009 Local Government Leadership Development Program for government department managers, city and county employees, elected officials,

Car rear-ends school bus in Oroville

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

OROVILLE — A collision between a school bus and a passenger vehicle halted traffic on Oro Dam Boulevard Monday afternoon, with one woman transported to Oroville Hospital as a result of her injuries from the crash.

Chihuahua still on loose after escaping from shelter trucks

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

CHICO — A small dog that allegedly bit one person last week, then attempted to bite an animal control officer as it escaped from a truck at the Butte Humane Society shelter Friday, is still on the loose.

City to rescind firefighter layoffs

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

CHICO — City leaders expect to rescind layoff notices to five firefighters Wednesday after the fire union's agreement to give up raises for the next two years becomes official.

Cops look to identify people following riot

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

CHICO — Police are reviewing videotape of a disturbance on West Sixth Street early Friday morning, in an effort to identify suspects who incited to riot and started a bonfire in the street.

Daily Planner: February 3

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

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

Drought could affect water well owners

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

While most people in Northern California aren't thinking daily about drought, they might be soon — especially those who have wells.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Dooly tops field in Canyon Oaks Stableford

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

Nancy Dooly won the second flight in the Canyon Oaks CC Stableford format tournament with a total of 35 points.

Editorial: Standoff makes it hard to plan

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

Our view: Proposed changes in Chico schools are driven in part by money. It makes sense to try to wait until the state makes some budget decisions.

Fire spreads to silo, burns duck-hunting equipment

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

GRIDLEY — A Monday fire that apparently started in a hay field burned about $20,000 worth of duck-hunting equipment stored in a silo at a farm near the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.

GPS violation leads to pot-smuggling arrest

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

CHICO — Following traffic laws is a good idea if you're carrying a truck full of pot. As Butte County sheriff's deputy Dave Ennes approached a pickup traveling southbound on Highway 99 Saturday morning, a windshield-mounted GPS device that

In memoriam: Matthew Carrington's death in a hazing incident four years ago remembered on Sunday

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

CHICO — It's been four years since Matthew Carrington died — long enough for a new cycle of Chico State University freshmen to wonder about the boarded-up house surrounded by a chain link fence on West Fourth Street.

Letter: California loses its luster

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

I moved to Chico in the mid-1970s. The "world-class" schools, roads, opportunities and weather impressed me.

Letter: Toy run once again a success

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

A great big thank you to all the motorcyclists and other participants who gave of their time, talents, toys and money in support of the 2008 TJ Memorial Toy Run.

Letter: Work together to protect environment

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

In July 2007, the state Department of Fish and Game was ordered by a Sacramento Superior Court judge to stop its fish stocking program and complete an environmental impact report complying with the California Environmental Quality Act.

Local Roundup: Chico High wins three of four races at Northstar

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

Chico High won three of the four individual races Monday in the CNISSF Central 1 Race 4 slalom competition at Northstar.

Local briefs

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

Sober Super Bowl for most Chicoans on DUI probation CHICO — Among 34 Chico residents visited during the Super Bowl by authorities Sunday, only one was found to be consuming alcohol in violation of their probation on a driving under the

Man dies after being beaten up

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

YANKEE HILL — An Oroville man has been charged with murder after he allegedly beat a Yankee Hill man to death Saturday evening.

Oroville driver transported to hospital after crash

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:16 AM CST

OROVILLE — A young driver was transported to Oroville Hospital with minor injuries Monday afternoon after a collision on Mission Olive Road caused her to roll her red Toyota pickup.

Oroville man looking for a fight allegedly kills victim

Posted: 02 Feb 2009 04:35 PM CST

YANKEE HILL — Butte County deputies have arrested an Oroville man who allegedly struck another man while challenging people to fight.

Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow; winter to continue

Posted: 02 Feb 2009 04:41 PM CST

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The world's most famous groundhog saw his shadow this morning, predicting that this already long winter will last for six more weeks.

Senate Republicans want stimulus bill to cut costs of mortgages

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:15 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans circulated a sweeping plan to drive down the cost of mortgages by expanding the federal government's role in the industry, officials said Monday night as debate opened on an economic stimulus bill at the

Sidelines: Almond Blossom Run set Feb. 21

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 12:35 AM CST

The Durham Sports Boosters will present the 27th annual Almond Blossom Run on Saturday, Feb. 21, starting from Durham High School at 9 a.

Monday, February 02, 2009

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A fan in the making

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

Steelers supporters Maribel Quezada and Mike Harding of Chico brought their 5-month-old, Joshua, to The Graduate on Sunday to take part in the Super Bowl action.

Blog Log for Feb. 2

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

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

Budget crisis strains local restoration firm

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

CHICO -- With 33 percent of its funding frozen by the state, Chico-based restoration group River Partners is facing tough times that will undoubtedly affect local conservation efforts.

Butte College encourages students to share the drive

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

The first week of the semester at Butte College is always more chaotic than the rest of the year, as students arrive earlier to scope out their classes and find their way over the vast campus.

Chico Council advised to back mandatory wood-burning ban

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

CHICO -- The issue of fireplace smoke in Chico will drift over to the City Council this week, with staff supporting prohibition of fireplace and older woodstove use on days when air circulation is poor.

Daily Planner: February 2

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:48 PM 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.

GOP leader doubts stimulus bill will pass Senate

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday the massive stimulus bill backed by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats could go down to defeat if it's not stripped of unnecessary spending and focused more on

In Japan, you are what you bleed

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

TOKYO — In Japan, "What's your type?" is much more than small talk; it can be a paramount question in everything from matchmaking to getting a job.

Letter: Don't believe the corporate propaganda

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

George Will's Jan. 25 column, "Entitlement system keeps growing," complains about a recent increase in child health care payments (SCHIP).

Letter: Elves step up to help a family

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

Nobody ever knows what a year will hold ... Last year was a tough year for two 13-year-old boys, twins.

Letter: Hospice care won't be forgotten

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

In these troubled times I would like to offer my thanks for some very fine and caring people of Chico.

Letter: Politicians untouchable despite crisis

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

It seems as if Americans have been living on credit for years spending like drunken sailors and that politicians are the captain of the sinking ship.

Letter: Where's that Walk for Life coverage?

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

On Jan. 24, more than 30,000 people marched a 2.5-mile route along the waterfront of San Francisco in the Walk for Life West Coast.

News of Our Past for Feb. 2

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Panel halts controversial tree-pruning' City tree-trimming has been cut back by Bidwell Park and Playground Commissioners fearful that the techniques used are

Steelers rally to beat Cardinals 27-23

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

TAMPA, Fla. — Their Steel Curtain shredded, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense ended a Super Bowl of incredible swings with a final-minute touchdown for a historic victory.

Thaw comes slowly to storm-ravaged Kentucky

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

CANEYVILLE, Ky. — Thousands of National Guard troops swinging chainsaws cut their way into remote communities Sunday to reach residents stranded by a deadly ice storm, freeing some to get out of their driveways for the first time in nearly a

Sunday, February 01, 2009

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'Bridge to Bridges' unveiled

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:45 PM CST

A reception Thursday celebrated the completion of a mural on the outside of the Teen Center on the Boys and Girls Club campus on Wall Street.

All About Us: Bedtime battles keep mom bleary-eye the next day

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Sometimes, I go to work bleary eyed, slightly unfocused and running on coffee. I stumble in ready to forget the night before.

Basketball sign-ups to close Monday

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

CHICO -- Sign-ups for six weeks of wheelchair basketball games with Sunshine Kids Club are being taken through Monday.

Butte Community Bank's parent company reports earnings loss

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

CHICO -- The parent company of Butte Community Bank reported an earnings loss for the fourth quarter of 2008, but noted the company "performed well relative to our peer group.

Butte guards lead home win over FRC

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

OROVILLE — Devon Hills, Donovan Plunkett and Anthony Carter did not perfectly obey the game plan designed for two of their Butte College men's basketball teammates on Saturday night.

Choosing perfect gift for distant grandchild is daunting

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

One of the great joys and most daunting challenges of being a grandparent of a wonderful person who lives far away is selecting an important gift for such important individuals.

Daily Planner: February 1

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

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

Daily Planner: February 2

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM 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.

Despite layoffs, federal work force is growing

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 04:55 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- Companies are cutting jobs by the tens of thousands. State and local governments are penny-pinching, too.

Editorial: All right, kids, time to grow up

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

Our view: For the second time in four months, Chico police had to suit up in riot gear to disperse a disturbance.

Equestrian cancer benefit coming to Red Bluff

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

RED BLUFF — An equestrian version of the American Cancer Society's "Walk for Life" will be held this spring in the north state.

Feather River Hospital earns gold award for 2008

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

PARADISE -- Feather River Hospital has been honored as a 2008 recipient of the Gold Eureka award from the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE).

Fire-blackened college land a source for research

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:45 PM CST

BUTTE VALLEY -- Last June when fire burned the perimeter of Butte College, officials were thanking firefighters who had set up camp at the community college for saving all college structures.

Five Chico women given Girl Scout Gold Awards

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

CHICO — Five young women who are members of the Girl Scouts were given their Gold Awards during a celebration Dec.

Flashbacks From Here and There: The yo-yo craze

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

LA PAZ, Bolivia, 1966 -- Hoola hoops and skateboards, the Beatles and Batman. Crazes come and go like the tide.

From bands to Bruce, halftimes show Super growth

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

TAMPA, Fla. -- Way before Prince, Paul McCartney or the Rolling Stones ever stepped onto a Super Bowl stage, there was Shirlee Bertolini.

Letter: Care home reported incident

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

I read the article about Riverside Convalescent Hospital with great interest as my mother was the 97-year-old patient who was restrained while her face was washed.

Letter: Career education can't be sacrificed

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

As a local teacher, I've seen first-hand the devastating consequences of our state's failure to provide access to career technical education (CTE) to all students — leaving many students unprepared for the work force and frustrated with the

Letter: Come join the acoustic jams

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

Butte County's acoustic music community greatly appreciates that Upper Crust Bakery and Augie's Fine Coffee and Tea provide space for our jams —Upper Crust the first Saturday afternoon each month and Augie's the next 3 Saturday afternoons,

Letter: County should collect missing money

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

On Tuesday, the Butte County Board of Supervisors ratified a write-off of over $13 million in loans to general assistance recipients.

Letter: Don't point finger at rice growers

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

I again see that the public is uninformed about air quality in Butte County. So, I will again attempt to educate them.

Letter: Library is another great free service

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

Thanks for the excellent article on free resources available for Butte County residents ("Yes, some things really are FREE," E-R, Jan.

Letter: Old statistics don't tell everything

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

Reading your recent articles regarding the local care homes was very upsetting, because I felt it used statistics, gleaned over a number of years, to give an unfair picture of what I know to be an excellent facility.

Letter: Sprawl will ruin Chico, too

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

I moved into Santa Clara County in 1970. Sunnyvale was a sleepy little town, an idyllic little town, with cherry orchards, strawberry fields aplenty and many happy, smiling people.

Letter: State oversight of nursing homes weak

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:51 PM CST

Thanks for publishing the articles regarding local nursing homes. As an attorney who has represented many nursing home residents and their families, as well as nursing home employees, I respond to some issues raised.

Letter: Work needed to prevent student deaths

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:52 PM CST

Here are a few recommendations for reducing five dead teens and young adult deaths in 19 months in the city of Chico due to alcohol and/or drugs.

Local Roundup: Butte baseball sweeps DeAnza

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

The Butte College baseball team swept a nonconference doubleheader over DeAnza College on Saturday in Cupertino, 2-1 and 8-1.

Obama readies road map for new bailout spending

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 04:55 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Saturday promised to lower mortgage costs, offer job-creating loans for small businesses, get credit flowing and rein in free-spending executives as he readies a new road map for spending billions from the

Rollover crash

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

Trent and Michelle Lindholdt talk to California Highway Patrol Officer Paul Sadowski after their Toyota Sequoia overturned on northbound Highway 99 north of the East First Avenue entrance Saturday.

Septic system regulations put on hold by state water board

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:47 PM CST

PARADISE -- Planned state regulation of septic tanks and systems was put on hold last week by the state Water Resources Control Board, according to 3rd District Assemblyman Dan Logue.

Smith lifts Wildcat women to victory

Posted: 01 Feb 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — During pre-game warmups, Cal State Monterey Bay coach Renee Jimenez caught up with Chico State's Natasha Smith and jokingly pleaded, "Hey, make sure you don't go too hard on us, all right?

The Bookshelf: "Chains"

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

13-year-old Isabel, a slave during the American Revolution, desires her freedom with as much fervor as any patriot seeking to be free of British rule.

Workshop puts energy into saving

Posted: 31 Jan 2009 11:46 PM CST

CHICO -- Energy-saving techniques historically become more popular in a slow economy because they save money.