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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Abundance of grandchildren brings big costs, bigger blessings

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

When it comes to family, I'm greatly — and numerously — blessed. With seven children, who have seven spouses, and collectively 15, and soon to be 16, grandchildren, the clan makes a crowd anywhere it gathers.

All About Us: My mother, in the living room, with Beethoven

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

DURHAM — My mother used to barricade herself in the living room with "Madame Butterfly" or Beethoven.

Briefs

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

United Way celebration reservation deadline Monday WILLOWS — There is still time to reserve a space at the annual United Way campaign and volunteer celebration luncheon.

Center gave Armstrongs tools

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

Over Nutri Lawn's 20-year history, Jeff and Cheryl Armstrong have learned a lot about organics, chemistry, soil, plants and fertilizers.

Chico, Sacramento, Modesto children go to Washington, D.C. for diabetes

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Chico will have a representative among the youngsters chosen to attend a congressional meeting about living with a serious condition and their hopes for finding a cure.

Choir to host games, performances

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

CHICO — Fundraising Bunco games are planned to support Children's Choir of Chico. Games and performances by all five children's choirs will begin at 7 p.

Couple, their 3 kids found dead in Maryland home

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — An accountant for a railroad operator killed his wife and their three children before fatally shooting himself in a northwest Maryland home, leaving a gruesome scene that was discovered Saturday by the youngsters'

Daily Planner: April 15

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Events Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve spring hike: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the reserve, 3521 Fourteen Mile House Road, Forest Ranch.

Daily Planner: April 20

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Events Ballroom and Swing classes at Chico Women's Club: Ballroom, 6-7:30 p.m.: Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Cha-cha, Night Club 2-Step and more.

Emergency crews search for someone who may have fallen over Feather Falls — 6:45 p.m. update

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

Emergency crews are searching for a person who may have fallen over Feather Falls, northeast of Oroville, after receiving reports of the incident at about 5:45 p.

Feather Falls search called off; someone may have fallen from falls in Yuba County

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

Cal-Fire Butte County Search and Rescue crews were called off after it was determined that a person who reportedly fell over Feather Falls may have fallen instead from Beale Falls in Yuba County.

Flashbacks from Here and There: A boss to remember

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

The July 12, 1983, issue of the Chico Enterprise-Record ran a huge 22 by 27 inch article interviewing Bill Lee when he announced his retirement as executive editor.

Food stamps now taken at some farmers' markets

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

An innovative program to allow people to use their food stamps to buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables earned recognition recently from the Sierra Cascade Region of the Network for a Healthy California.

Free cone day to benefit Sunshine Kids Club

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

CHICO — Free scoops of ice cream will be the order of the day Tuesday at Ben & Jerry ice cream shops across the country during Free Cone Day.

Grisly slayings brings Mexican drug war to US

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

COLUMBIANA, Ala. — Five men dead in an apartment. In a county that might see five homicides in an entire year, the call over the sheriff's radio revealed little about what awaited law enforcement.

Lean Paradise Lake doesn't catch with junior anglers

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

PARADISE — A statewide lawsuit that prevented a major fish drop left many hooks untouched on Kids Fishing Day at Paradise Lake on Saturday.

Letters: Elevated railway would solve problems

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Your article concerning the hazards inherent in the railway traversing our town has prompted this letter.

Letters: Find a way to keep best teachers

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

"Teacher layoffs unfair" was a great letter to the editor. I am a retired teacher of 29 years from Southern California and realize in the past years things have changed as to numbers in the classroom.

Letters: Memorization a neglected school tool

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

The April 11 letter, "Return to real education," was very incisive. We indeed have abandoned "real education" for dumbed down "modern education," which has led us to the bottom of the educational ladder.

Letters: Property values fall; taxes do not

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Government is a losing investment no different than Wall Street bankers who stole our investments. Nothing more than thieves.

Letters: Speak up for endangered libraries

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Earlier this year, the Paradise Friends of the Library learned of the 23 percent cuts to the county library budget, so we pledged funds to maintain services and the 42-hour week of the Paradise library.

Libraries a survival tool for many

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Things are hard all around, but what's happening with the budget is insane. After being hit with the mandated 23 percent cut effective April 18, the library system is now set to lose a further 50 percent next fiscal year.

Local Roundup: Wildcats hit four homers in first game of sweep

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

The Chico State baseball team hit four home runs to beat Grand Canyon 15-1 in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader Saturday at Nettleton Stadium, then scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the second game 8-7 on

Localities link for Focus the Nation

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

CHICO — A small sample of the general public weighed in on ways a local government task force will implement plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020 at a town hall style meeting Saturday.

Obama extends hands to Chavez, Ortega at summit

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — President Barack Obama offered a spirit of cooperation to America's hemispheric neighbors at a summit Saturday, listening to complaints about past U.

On the Bookshelf: "The Boy Who Dared: A Novel Based on the True Story of a Hitler Youth"

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Lying in a prison cell, 17-year-old Helmuth Hubener reflects back on his childhood, his family and the events that led up to his arrest for treason.

R.B. rodeo gives town a fun week

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

The 88th annual Red Bluff Round-Up concludes today at the Tehama District Fairground, and if you've never been to a rodeo, this one's as good as they get, with the top competitors from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association making runs at the

Republicans vote to oppose ballot measures

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — The California Republican Party on Saturday voted to oppose all six ballot proposals in next month's special election, saying voters must reject higher taxes.

Rescued captain calls Navy personnel 'titans'

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

UNDERHILL, Vt. — The unassuming ship captain who escaped the clutches of Somali pirates made a triumphant return home Friday, insisting he's no hero, just an ordinary seaman.

Roadwork for April 19

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST AVENUE — Lane closures can be expected periodically between Ceanothus and North avenues for placement of streetlights, replacing those that were

Separate Chico robberies turn violent

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

CHICO — Two men were beaten, one to the point of unconsciousness, in separate robberies about 90 minutes apart Wednesday night.

Shot not taken leaves a hole

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Hiking the steep, green hills of Humboldt County looking for wild pigs is like chasing ghosts. You catch a glimpse of them here and there, but it's fleeting — either from a half-mile away or closer as they vanish into the heavy brush.

Tough split: Butte falls on homer in 11th inning in second game with Shasta

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

BUTTE VALLEY — The first home run of the season from Shasta College's Kurt Lee merely put a smudge on an otherwise glittering outing from Butte's Tommy Strickland in the Golden Valley Conference rivals' doubleheader Saturday.

U.S., Cuba build momentum toward renewed ties

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Trading their warmest words in a half-century, the United States and Cuba built momentum toward renewed ties on Friday, with President Barack Obama declaring he "seeks a new beginning" — including direct talks

Willows council may have to elminate jobs

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

WILLOWS — The hour of decision is fast approaching for the Willows City Council, which will have to decide soon whether to eliminate some jobs — including a police officer and a community service officer — and leave the Fire

Saturday, April 18, 2009

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Avenues residents urged not to use water

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — Representatives from California Water Service went door-to-door Friday letting residents between Fifth and Eighth Avenue, on Oleander and the east side of The Esplanade, know that they should not drink their water, nor use it for

Corrections

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

A story in Friday's paper about a job fair talked about job recruitment for Capital Autism Services. The story should have said that people from Chico State University are known to have a good history with the Applied Behavior Analysis, which is

Daily Planner: April 15

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

Events Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve spring hike: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the reserve, 3521 Fourteen Mile House Road, Forest Ranch.

Daily Planner: April 18

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

Events 11th annual Kids Fishing Day: 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids ages 3-15 fish Paradise Lake, stocked with 2,500 pounds of rainbow trout; most two to three pounds; some up to seven pounds.

Earth Day events scheduled throughout week

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — For the celebration of Earth Day, many events are planned throughout the month of April.

Editorial: Hits and misses

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

Our take on the week in news HIT — Congratulations to Butte College, which will be featured in Sunday's edition of USA Weekend, a supplement carried in the Enterprise-Record and hundreds of other newspapers nationwide.

Founders Week kicks off today at Chico State

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — Founders Week begins today at Chico State University. TODAY Computer science 40th anniversary, Warrens Reception Center (the former President's Mansion), all day.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

Chico services today: Almond Blossom Fellowship, ARC Pavilion, 2040 Park Ave.: "Pioneering a New Sound," from Harold Eberle; 6 p.

Heirloom to brand new, Oakmont to host quilt show

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

CHICO — Shirley Hansen and Capitola "Cappy" Archer will share their handmade quilts in a first-ever quilt show where they live, The Oakmont retirement residence.

Herman Enns is honored today

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

CHICO — Family and friends of Herman Enns will celebrate his 100th birthday with an open house today at City Light Church.

Jobless numbers leap

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:21 AM PDT

California just released preliminary March unemployment figures today, and north state counties have taken a huge hit.

Letter: America must stand up to pirates

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

Having lived for 74 years, today was one of my proudest days to be an American and ex-seafarer, when I read that an American flagged ship with 20 unarmed American citizens took on the lawless pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Letter: Ironclad religious doctrine dangerous

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

The Muslim population in the Middle East is projected to increase by 150 million by 2025. They will soon become the major religion throughout most European countries.

Letter: Men need employment, family influence

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

I'm going to try and explain to everybody what's happening in our country right now that's so destructive: Scholars have posited that when only 40 percent of college students are male there will be a breakdown in our societal functions.

Letter: Thank you, Chico

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

I am Nick Garber's mom, the athletic Chico High senior we lost tragically on New Year's, a day traditionally set for renewal, hope and resolutions.

Litigation advice prompts homeowner to investigate

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — Retired gynecologist Yolanda Westcott lives in an Aspire Home, and saw the recent Enterprise-Record article about the letters a Beverly Hills law firm is sending out to Chico homebuyers.

Local Roundup: Mickartz pitches 'Cats past Antelopes

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

It didn't help for California Collegiate Athletic Association standings, but now that the Chico State baseball team is a candidate for West Region votes come playoff time, the Wildcats will take all the wins they can get.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

Large burglary reported after guests leave; victim later arrested WILLOWS — A woman called police Thursday night to report that nearly $2,500 worth of items were missing from her South Villa Street home after visitors had been there Tuesday.

Local unemployment at 17-year high

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

On top of bad retail news this week, the feel of gloom deepened with Friday's release of March's preliminary unemployment rates, which for Butte County are at a 17-year high.

One hundred Chico avenues customers urged not to use water

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 01:25 PM PDT

Bottled water will be provided if necessary. Flushing their pipes is advised. The issue arose when a pumping station at Sixth Avenue and Oleander went on accidentally, likely due to the pump control malfunction.

Patience pays for pesky Vikings in win over Oroville

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — At least for this season, Doryland Field has not been its typical self when it comes to being the site for slugging-happy Pleasant Valley baseball.

Red Bluff Roundup: Mote rides bareback to lead

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

RED BLUFF — Friday was just as good a day as any seen all week for the 88th annual Red Bluff Round-Up performance.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

Churches gather for speaker today, Sunday CHICO — Harold R. Eberle, worldwide teacher, prophet and conference speaker, will bring his message to a special gathering of area churches today and Sunday.

Rescued captain calls Navy personnel 'titans'

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:41 PM PDT

UNDERHILL, Vt. — The unassuming ship captain who escaped the clutches of Somali pirates made a triumphant return home Friday, insisting he's no hero, just an ordinary seaman.

Revised Wal-Mart environmental documents out

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — Newly-revised environmental documents for a proposed Wal-Mart expansion found that expanding the store wouldn't greatly impact global climate change, but does clarify what traffic and road improvements would be required and who would

Senior Planner

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

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

Separate Chico robberies turn violent

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — Two men were beaten, one to the point of unconsciousness, in separate robberies about 90 minutes apart Wednesday night.

Sidelines: Boys volleyball tournament set

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

The annual John D'Anna Volleyball Tournament runs today at Chico High and Pleasant Valley High starting at 9 a.

Son of Holocaust 'partisans' to speak Monday

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO -- Like most children, Michael Bart listened to his parents talk about their youth. The stories told by his father and mother, Holocaust survivors Leizer and Zenia Bart, concerned an aspect of history not well known.

The grand tour

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

On Friday, Congressman Wally Herger, R-Chico, (ahead, at right, looking back) toured Enloe Medical Center's new patient tower, which is under construction.

U.S., Cuba build momentum toward renewed ties

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 10:41 PM PDT

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Trading their warmest words in a half-century, the United States and Cuba built momentum toward renewed ties on Friday, with President Barack Obama declaring he "seeks a new beginning" — including direct talks

Wick's Corner dedicators revel in sign of times past

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

OROVILLE — Dignitaries and members of old families spoke about the history of Wick's Corner Friday at the dedication of a sign formalizing that name for the interchange of highways 70 and 149.

Willows council may have to elminate jobs

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

WILLOWS — The hour of decision is fast approaching for the Willows City Council, which will have to decide soon whether to eliminate some jobs — including a police officer and a community service officer — and leave the Fire

Friday, April 17, 2009

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A green vision unveiled for boosting area's economy

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

OROVILLE -- Seventy open and almost "shovel ready" acres between Table Mountain Boulevard and the railroad tracks north of Oroville are being proposed for a clean-energy technology business center by a community group, including several

Awards banquet held for dispatcher honors

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

CHICO -- A daylong exposition Thursday at the Chico Elks Lodge recognized the work of public safety agencies in Butte County and gave area students a chance to take a look at possible law enforcement and firefighter careers.

Butte College nursing students set date for Torres Shelter benefit

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

CHICO -- A group of nursing students from Butte College plans to give the Torres Community Shelter a helping hand on Saturday.

Butte's Most wanted

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Elizabeth Ann McKelvey The Butte County Sheriff' s Office is seeking Elizabeth Ann McKelvey for a felony warrant charging her with obtaining aid by misrepresentation.

Career Center chief has advice for job seekers

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:10 AM PDT

It's no secret that the job market is grim, with more reports coming each day of companies going belly up or laying off workers.

Chico Mall and its parent company file for bankruptcy protection

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 04:12 AM PDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — General Growth Properties Inc., the nation's second-largest mall operator and parent company of the Chico Mall, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early today.

Chico Mall operator files for bankruptcy

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

CHICAGO -- In its drive to become the second-largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, General Growth Properties Inc.

Daily Planner

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:21 PM PDT

Today Performance The Lodge at Terraces Senior Living: 7 p.m. Professional ragtime piano duo Jack and Chris Bradshaw present "Heart and Soul of Ragtime" concert.

Editorial: Drink wine, eat for good cause

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

Our view: The League of Women Voters of Butte County deserves support in its lone fundraiser of the year Sunday.

Free camp offered for Glenn, Butte military kids

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:08 AM PDT

ORLAND — Glenn County 4-H is accepting registration through May 18 for children of military families in both Glenn and Butte counties to attend a free camping experience this summer.

Fugitive arrested at courthouse

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:10 AM PDT

WILLOWS -- A man featured in local media as one of Glenn County's most wanted fugitives Wednesday, was arrested the same day when he showed up at Glenn County Superior Court.

Garden Briefs

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:21 PM PDT

See some new and unusual plants The presentation at the Chico Horticultural Society's Weekend Gardeners' meeting will be given by David Walther, who with his wife Kathy owns Spring Fever Nursery in Yankee Hill.

Garden Tour: Garden is an ever-growing retreat

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:20 PM PDT

Greg and Dee Castagnoli moved into their 17-year-old home in April of 2007. With more than an acre of land that included beautiful mature trees and shrubs, large lawns and several gorgeous rose bushes, the last two years have been busy ones as they

Gold Nugget preliminaries start this weekend

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

PARADISE — Centered around the discovery of the largest gold chunk in California, Gold Nugget Days takes place over nine days in April on the ridge.

Hamilton High staff faces more cuts

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Precautionary school layoff notices will go out to several classified employees in the wake of a budget deficit caused by cuts in state funding.

I, robot — and gardener: MIT robots tend plants

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:21 PM PDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- These gardeners would have green thumbs — if they had thumbs. A class of undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created a set of robots that can water, harvest and pollinate cherry tomato plants.

Job fair busy despite grim job picture

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 01:39 AM PDT

CHICO -- Yes, it's a tough time to be going into the job market, but Chico State University students who attended the all-majors career fair Thursday didn't let that keep them at home.

League of Women Voters annual wine tasting event is Sunday

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

CHICO -- Members of the League of Women Voters of Butte County will host their 36th annual wine tasting Sunday at Lakeside Pavilion at California Park, 2565 California Park Drive.

Letter: Help stop government corruption

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:10 AM PDT

Robin Huff's letter to the E-R concerning the county budget published Easter day was right on target.

Letter: Speaking fees look like bribes

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

When do speaking fees constitute a bribe? How about advances on book fees? Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, pulled in more than $2.

Letter: Unity can solve economic crisis

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

Since the presidential inauguration, both the Democrats and the Republicans, locally as well as nationally, have been on each other's throat, not to mention the fiendish inflationary economic swindle perpetrated by Bush administration.

Local Briefs

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

Museum board fundraiser tonight CHICO — Taking a cue from Chico State University's "Up 'til Dawn" fundraiser, board members from the Gateway Science Museum will spend from dusk tonight through breakfast Saturday writing personal notes to

Local Roundup: Chico stays atop EAL with shutout of Paradise

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:40 PM PDT

Julie Haselton and Taylor Stahl scored first-half goals, Sam Conroy and Karly Forbis added a goal apiece in the second half and the Chico High girls soccer team defeated Paradise 4-0 Thursday in Chico.

Local job fair busy despite grim job picture

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:20 PM PDT

CHICO -- Yes, it's a tough time to be going into the job market, but Chico State University students who attended the all-majors career fair Thursday didn't let that keep them at home.

Lost mattress tangles bridge traffic

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

OROVILLE -- A mattress caused mayhem on Highway 70 Thursday morning after falling off a trailer pulled by a Dodge Ram pickup.

Man arrested after rollover from Chester

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

The man arrested on suspicion of drug and drug paraphernalia possession after his vehicle rolled over on the Skyway Wednesday afternoon, has been identified as Elsworth J.

NBC broadcaster John Madden retires

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 02:04 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Madden is retiring from football announcing, where his enthusiastic, down-to-earth style made him one of sports' most popular broadcasters for three decades.

No pusher needed: Adolescents getting hooked on home prescription drugs

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

CHICO -- Behind the frightening numbers are the frightened faces of children, hundreds of them in Butte County, hooked on powerful drugs they get from their parent's medicine cabinets.

Panthers get back at Bobcats on Jones' pitching

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:40 PM PDT

CHICO — Following Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Paradise High softball team in the first game of a home-and-home series, Chico pitcher Joslyn Jones studied a scouting report on how to approach the Bobcat hitters on Thursday.

Police Report

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES April 10 — 200 block of West First Avenue.

Program on promoting peaceful communication will be held

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 12:09 AM PDT

CHICO -- A program designed to teach peaceful communication will be held Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Sidelines: Wildcats sit No. 4 in West Region

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:40 PM PDT

The Chico State baseball team is on the doorstep of its 14th consecutive postseason appearance with 13 regular season games remaining on their schedule.

Sow There: The age of instant gratification

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:21 PM PDT

After many years poking a spade into the same patch of soil, in no way is gardening becoming boring. I still walk out every morning (and every evening if I'm home before dark) and look around the small yard as if to find some new discovery.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Sacramento River striper and sturgeon fishing improving

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:40 PM PDT

Things are looking up for anglers on the Sacramento River, reported Phil Peeples at the Tackle Box in Chico.

Two separate Chico robberies turn violent

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 03:26 PM PDT

CHICO — Two men were injured in separate robberies in a two-hour period Wednesday night. A cyclist was robbed and beaten unconscious on a bike path near the 1600 block of Nord Avenue.

U.S. crew tells of harrowing pirate showdown

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:20 PM PDT

OXON HILL, Md. -- "If I die I'm going to take someone else with me," one seaman vowed, grabbing a knife as alarms pierced the Maersk Alabama and pirates with assault weapons clambered aboard.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

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'Igor Meets Elvis' rocks 1078 Gallery

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CHICO — Musicians from the North State Symphony will be joined by actors, a dancer and an Elvis-impersonator in two shows on Saturday in Chico, according to the Symphony's music director, Kyle Wiley Pickett.

'Tea party' tax protest brings hundreds to City Plaza

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 09:26 PM PDT

CHICO — Waving signs with anti-tax slogans and carrying American flags, a crowd of several hundred gathered in City Plaza today in support of less government spending and lower taxes.

'Up 'til Dawn' tattooed on adviser's arm

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

CHICO — For the third straight year, Chico State University students received top rank for fundraising for the St.

ATV rider finds elderly driver stranded near Philbrook Lake

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 09:14 PM PDT

INSKIP — A man riding an all-terrain vehicle discovered an 87-year-old man and his vehicle stranded in the snow today near Philbrook Lake.

Art briefs

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

Reception held for wildlife artist OROVILLE -- The Artists of River Town will feature a show by Rex Burress on Wednesday at the Centennial Cultural Center.

BaT Comics & Games offers art lessons and more

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:12 PM PDT

CHICO -- Are you more of a Batman or Superman fan? Or maybe Wonder Woman or Power Girl? No matter who you fancy, there is a world of characters and comics waiting to be discovered -- and drawn -- at BaT Comics & Games.

Bad news Bears: Durham slaps Pierce with 13-3 rout

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

DURHAM — The Durham High baseball team has long prided itself on its student-built, school-funded ballpark that stands out as one of the more impressive, well-groomed fields in the Northern Section.

Biblio File: Award-winning novelist to make Chico appearance

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

"In those days," writes Portland-based novelist Molly Gloss, "plenty of men thought nothing of being rough with horses.

Briefs

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ATV rider finds elderly driver INSKIP — A man riding an all-terrain vehicle discovered an 87-year-old man and his vehicle stranded in the snow Wednesday near Philbrook Lake.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: April 16, 2009

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

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: 'Gospel Goes Pop, Again!'

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

"Gospel Goes Pop, Again!" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Harlen Adams Theatre at Chico State University.

Calendar highlight: Transfer

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

San Diego band Transfer, along with Tucson quintet The Holy Rolling Empire, will play at Nick's Night Club in Chico on Friday.

Chico State alumnus and TV writer shares his first novel

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CHICO -- If laughter is the greatest healer, then Russ Woody is the medicine man. The quick witted Woody, an Emmy and Golden Globe winning television writer/producer who's shared his humor with audiences through such shows as St.

Chico State student employees honored for contributions

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

CHICO — Designing Web pages, student teaching, running programs and coming up with innovative ideas are some of the roles student play at Chico State University as part of the student work force.

Corrections for April 16

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

In Raymond L. Schimmel's letter to the editor Tuesday, two words in the second paragraph were mistakenly changed during typesetting.

Cover story: Birdcage presents 'Damn Yankees' at State Theatre

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:12 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- Once again the Birdcage Theatre is mounting its annual musical. And what could be more perfect for a spring show than a song and dance extravaganza about America's favorite pastime -- baseball?

Daily Planner: April 16

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Events Eighth annual Public Safety Exhibition: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave. Banquet to follow at 6 p.

Daily Planner: April 17

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Performance The Lodge at Terraces Senior Living: : 7 p.m. Professional ragtime piano duo Jack and Chris Bradshaw present "Heart and Soul of Ragtime" concert.

Drug arrests made after crash

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

CHICO — A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of drug and drug paraphernalia possession after their vehicle rolled over on the Skyway just after 2:30 p.

Drug arrests made following Skyway crash

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 03:58 PM PDT

CHICO — A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of drug and drug paraphernalia possession after their vehicle rolled over on the Skyway just after 2:30 p.

Editorial: Drop the fight, resolve the issues

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Our view: It's time for the county and the Mechoopda to start talking. The dismissal of Butte County's lawsuit against the Mechoopda tribe in an effort to block a casino near the intersection of Highways 149 and 99 would seem to answer the last

Ellen Heise shows work at Chico Paper Company

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CHICO -- East meets West in the oil paintings of local artist Ellen Heise on display at Chico Paper Company through April.

Entertainment calendar for April 16-22

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

Thursday, APRIL 16 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS DOWNTOWN CHICO CITY PLAZA: Wotever Jazz Fusion Band plays from 6-9 p.

Fed survey finds faint signs of hope

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 12:33 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said today there are some faint signs the steep plunge in economic activity that began last fall is starting to level off.

Governor backs Butte Humane's Zootoo makeover

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a statement Wednesday supporting Butte Humane Society's participation in a competition to win a shelter makeover valued up to $1 million, and urging Californians to vote for the Chico shelter.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Knowing' thrills viewers with science fiction fun

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

"Knowing" stars Nicholas Cage as a science teacher and non-believer who finds out a little girl has somehow predicted the world's future tragedies and written down the dates.

Hearing in DUI manslaughter case postponed

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ORLAND — A preliminary hearing in a November 2007 drunken driving accident that led to the death of one of the vehicle's occupants was postponed Wednesday in Glenn County Superior Court.

Interior chief: State water system badly needs update

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

RANCHO CORDOVA -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urged California on Wednesday to modernize its antiquated water system while pledging $260 million in federal stimulus money to help fund a variety of water projects.

Letter: Don't give up on shelter makeover

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

I am so disappointed. Monday the voting started for Zootoo's "shelter makeover" and there was not one word in our local paper or any of the local television stations that day.

Letter: Let market decide Chico's housing needs

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

One foggy February, nearly 10 years ago, my wife and I escaped for a visit to sunny San Luis Obispo. Its small-town charm and university reminded us of Chico, except for one thing.

Letter: Say it ain't so, supervisors

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

As a lifelong, frequent patron of public libraries, I have a request for the Board of Supervisors: Say it ain't so.

Letter: When all else fails, try name-calling

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

It looks as if the right has new tactic in the war on common sense. First, send a letter to the editor filled with outrageous, fear-mongered, foolish assumptions.

Local Roundup: Shasta jumps on Butte early for key GVC win

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

The Shasta College baseball team jumped out to a five-run lead after the first two innings and went on to beat Butte College 6-3 in a Golden Valley Conference game Wednesday in Redding.

Music preview: 'Stephen-King of Indie-Pop' plays Chico

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:12 PM PDT

CHICO -- Chris Robley, the proclaimed "Stephen-King of Indie-Pop" music and his band, The Fear of Heights, is set to rock Café Coda on April 25.

Music preview: Norton Buffalo gives fundraising concert in Paradise

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

PARADISE -- Norton Buffalo and friends are about to blow through town again, and the town they're blowing through is Buffalo's recently-adopted hometown of Paradise, where he's become a mainstay of local fundraising efforts.

North State Voices: Reflections of Columbine troubling

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

With the recent shootings at an Illinois church and a North Carolina nursing home, the topic of gun violence in our nation is again under discussion and hotly debated.

Orland crime rate down despite critical officer shortage

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ORLAND — Police Chief Bob Pasero said an insufficient number of police officers, based on population, have nonetheless been successful in reducing Orland's crime rate over the past couple of years.

Preliminary hearing waived in school theft allegations

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

OROVILLE — A Paradise High School teacher accused of stealing more than $5,000 from a school safe waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday morning in court.

Prom Project opens doors this weekend

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

CHICO — Prom Project, a collaborative program of a several agencies that serve youth, will be open Saturday and Sunday for the prom needs of deserving youth at 330 Wall St.

Sidelines: Boggs returns to play with Outlaws

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

Outfielder Steve Boggs signed a contract to return to the Chico Outlaws for the upcoming 2009 season.

Slime in pools grows as evictions and foreclosures increase

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- As West Nile virus season approaches, officials with the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District say they're hearing concerns about stagnant swimming pools in the yards of foreclosed and abandoned properties.

Tax-day protest: Hundreds gather for TEAparty in support

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

multimedia CHICO — Waving signs with anti-tax slogans and carrying American flags, a crowd of several hundred gathered in City Plaza Wednesday to protest government spending and support lower taxes.

Theater briefs

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CTC presents musical 'Man of La Mancha' CHICO -- "Man of La Mancha" opens Friday at Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road.

They made a difference: Butte staff and students team up for national victory

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

The award includes a $10,000 grant from Newman's Own. Butte College was one of 10 winners to receive that size grant across the country.

Verbena gets more green

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

Dozens of Sierra View School students spent Wednesday morning adding to the plantings at Verbena Fields park at East First and Verbena avenues.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

World-renowned artist Yuji Hiratsuka gives free talk at The Janet Turner Print Museum

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CHICO -- World-renowned artist Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of printmaking at Oregon State University, Corvallis, will be at The Janet Turner Print Museum at 5 p.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A grand display: Meyer's slam lifts Chico to big inning, victory over Oroville

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 12:01 AM PDT

CHICO — With the Chico High softball team clinging to a one-run lead and the bases loaded, Kristen Meyer delivered a crushing blow to Oroville's hopes of getting out of the fourth inning relatively unscathed.

Butte County zoning, land-use designations to change

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

OROVILLE — In the latest in two years of meetings, hearings, and public workshops, the Butte County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to tweak some small-scale changes in proposed land-use designations that someday will be part of General Plan

Census workers start canvassing region

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

Officials with the Butte County Sheriff's Office are advising residents to expect visitors on their doorsteps in the near future.

Chico bomb hoax case on hold for mental exam

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

Environmental activists, including the Butte Environmental Council, filed a lawsuit Monday stating the state Department of Water Resources, the state Natural Resources Agency and Gov.

Community Roundup: McInturf takes two first-place finishes

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 12:01 AM PDT

The Oroville SAWA Freestyle Wrestling Club wrestled at the Chico High NAWA tournament, as Nathan McInturf took first place in freestyle and first in Greco, and Cole Scheer and Zach Pagenkopp were also both first in freestyle and first in Greco.

Correction for April 15

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

In a page 7A story in Tuesday's Enterprise-Record, the information phone number to enter the Glenn County Fair was incorrect.

Court ruling raises West Nile worries

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- Matt Ball, who has the job of protecting people from diseases carried by mosquitoes, says he's worried about this year's West Nile virus season.

Daily Planner: April 15

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

Events Tax Day Tea Party: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. City Plaza. To let city, county, state and federal officials know that people are concerned about tax and fiscal problems in this country.

Doctors find man can stand trial for wife's slaying

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

OROVILLE — More than a year after he was committed to a state hospital, an Oroville man was returned to court Tuesday to stand trial for the murder of his estranged wife.

Editorial: Drivers ignore cell-phone law

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

Our view: The hands-free cell phone law is widely ignored by drivers, but catching the scofflaws is neither easy nor the highest priority.

Environmental groups sue to halt water transfers

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

Environmental activists, including the Butte Environmental Council, filed a lawsuit Monday stating the state Department of Water Resources, the state Natural Resources Agency and Gov.

GRUB Education Benefit will be May 1

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

CHICO — A two-part education program will be put on May 1 by Growing Resourcefully Uniting Bellies, or GRUB, at the group's cooperative, 1525 Dayton Road.

Glenn's most wanted for April 15

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

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.

Income taxes due today

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

Local taxpayers are reminded that their federal and state income tax returns are due today and must be postmarked with today's date.

Letter: Children in harm's way ignored

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

Regarding the article "Man shot in apartment complex playground just feet from child": As the grandmother of said child mentioned in this article, I am appalled with what goes on in this apartment complex.

Letter: Embezzlement charges not believable

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

We cannot believe the charges made against Thomas Randle. He is both our financial adviser and friend.

Letter: Museum's new name will catch on

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

Some question changing Northern California Natural History Museum to Gateway Science Museum. A little history may help.

Letter: Take a stand against domestic violence

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

In response to the article, "Man fatally shoots his five children, then kills himself": Domestic violence is not about anger.

Local Briefs

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

Herger to host open house CHICO — Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, will host an open house today at his new office.

Local Roundup: Huffstestler's five RBIs help T-birds outscore Orland

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 12:01 AM PDT

Candace Henry pitched a six-hitter and went 2-for-4 at the plate as the Las Plumas High softball team won a Butte View League road game 10-5 on Tuesday in Orland.

Man hits gas in garage, plows through wall

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 03:05 PM PDT

CHICO — A Winkle Drive resident was unharmed this morning when he hit the gas rather than the brake inside his garage and lunged his vehicle into a wall.

Man hits gas in garage, plows through wall of west Chico home

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

CHICO — A Winkle Drive resident was unharmed Tuesday morning when he hit the gas rather than the brake inside his garage and lunged his vehicle into a wall.

Man shot through window will survive

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

CHICO — Police are investigating what might be termed a stroll-by shooting Monday night at a home on East 15th Street.

Paradise blasts past Vikings

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 12:01 AM PDT

PARADISE — While striking out the side in the top of the first, Pleasant Valley sophomore pitcher Tori Urrutia looked more than capable of silencing a Paradise squad that's scored 23 runs combined the past two Eastern Athletic League contests.

Pasta dinner to benefit Max's Miracles

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

CHICO — A spaghetti feed to benefit Max's Miracles, will be served 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd.

Phlebotomy school bleeds Butte County students for $2,400

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

CHICO -- A handful of Butte County phlebotomists who recently took an expensive course to advance their careers said they wasted their time and money because the instructors weren't licensed in California.

Sidelines: Volleyball coaches clinic scheduled

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 12:01 AM PDT

A free coaches clinic hosted by Chico State women's volleyball head coach Cody Hein will be held Friday, May 1, from 4:30-7:30 p.

Starving Student: A lonely lunch at Cafe Culture delilvers a great salad

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

Being the only guest had its benefits Friday, as I sat down for lunch at Cafe Culture. I was treated to a healthful dish, as well as a private serenade Cafe Culture is located at 931 W.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: A zesty vinaigrette for summer veggies

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:24 PM PDT

CHICO — Thursday is April 16th — the last frost date, which means its OK to start planting your summer vegetable garden.

Today

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:23 PM PDT

Events Eighth annual Public Safety Exhibition: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave. Banquet to follow at 6 p.

Torn-down Walgreens has temporary location

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

CHICO — A temporary Walgreens location has opened to serve patrons of the store until a new building is finished.

Two East Avenue traffic lights out

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

Traffic lights at two East Avenue intersections will be without power for parts of today and Thursday as PG&E replaces a utility pole at Tom Polk and East avenues.

Two East Avenue traffic lights out at times Wednesday and Thursday

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 03:05 PM PDT

Traffic lights at two intersections on East Avenue will be without power for parts of Wednesday and Thursday as PG&E replaces a utility pole at Tom Polk and East avenues.

UPDATE: Clark Road to reopen after crews stabilize leaning power pole

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 05:14 PM PDT

PARADISE — Clark Road is being reopened between Pearson Road and Butte College after crews stabilized a power pole that was hanging over the road.

Vehicle ties two men to pair of Chico burglaries

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

CHICO — Police believe a man arrested Monday at East First and Sarah avenues is a prime suspect in at least two Chico burglaries last week.

Winds keep emergency crews busy throughout morning

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 09:45 AM PDT

CHICO — Winds which picked up in the area around 8 a.m. today have already taken down large tree limbs and power lines in several Chico locations.

Winds keep emergency crews hopping; downed trees and power lines close some roads

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

CHICO — Winds gusting to around 40 mph Tuesday brought down trees and power lines throughout Butte County.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Campus Clips for April 14

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

All majors career fair planned Thursday Chico State Career Center will host the All Majors Career and Internship fair from 10 a.

Chicoans become living Earth flag

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:46 PM PDT

CHICO -- While not great in number, local residents Monday turned themselves into a living art project in an attempt to raise awareness about the earth.

Complaint against grand juror will remain

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- A judge has refused to dismiss a criminal complaint accusing a former Butte County grand juror of leaking confidential information after her term on the public watchdog group ended.

Cornell gives mushroom specimens back to China

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ivy League school is giving China back its treasured mushrooms. Shu Chun Teng traveled halfway around the world on a scholarship to study mycology at Cornell University in 1923.

Court rules in favor of planned casino off Highway 149

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 06:31 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a proposed Chico Rancheria Mechoopda casino near Highways 99 and 149.

Daily Planner: April 14

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:19 PM PDT

Events Chico State film series: 7:30 p.m. Ayres 106. "M. Hulot's Holiday," 1953, France. $3 donation.

Daily Planner: April 15

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:19 PM PDT

Events Tax Day Tea Party: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. City Plaza. To let city, county, state and federal officials know that people are concerned about tax and fiscal problems in this country.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Large turnout for Bidwell zone qualifying

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Dan Trevithick and Mark Streets teamed up to win the NCGA Two-Man Zone Qualifying Tournament at Bidwell outright with a net score of 62.

Editorial: Wardens hook alleged poachers

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:19 PM PDT

Our view: Legislators haven't given the DFG much funding help, but a sturgeon poaching operation near Colusa apparently was halted Friday.

Gang members assault man at Willows apartment complex

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 12:04 PM PDT

WILLOWS — Seven people identified as local gang members were arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly taking part in an assault on a 21-year old Willows man.

Glenn fair entry deadline Thursday

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- The deadline for submitting entries in all divisions for the 2009 Glenn County Fair is 4 p.

High-speed pursuit on I-5 of minivan ends in rollover

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

RED BLUFF -- A 65-mile, high-speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle that stretched across three counties ended around 2 p.

Interim management plan for disc course coming

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

CHICO — The Bidwell Park and Playground Commission decided Monday to form an interim management plan for the Highway 32 disc golf course.

Judge: County can't stop casino

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:46 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- After more than two years of legal briefs, arguments and counter-arguments, a federal court in Washington, D.

Letter: City leaders have good business sense

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:19 PM PDT

The city has lousy planners who push "housing decisions and other social engineering," leading to requirements of hippie-type houses.

Letter: Library a wise government investment

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:19 PM PDT

Just another letter in support of the library? I hope not. I have worked as extra help at the Chico library for more than a year after volunteering for several years.

Local Briefs

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

Wick's Corner to be dedicated OROVILLE — Butte County Historical Society will dedicate the Wick's corner interchange signs at 1 p.

Local Roundup: Wildcats swept in doubleheader by Seawolves

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

The No. 15 Sonoma State baseball team rallied from seven runs down to beat Chico State 11-10 in 10 innings in the second game of a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader Monday in Rohnert Park, and the Seawolves' 5-3 win in the

Men reportedly talk suspect out of shooting them

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

ORLAND -- Two men held at rifle point Sunday near an Orland apartment house reportedly talked the gunman out of shooting them, then rushed him when he momentarily put the weapon down.

Motorcyclist injured in crash Saturday in serious condition

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

CHICO — A man severely injured Saturday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Marigold Avenue has been identified as Chico resident Lewis S.

Prosecutor: Rape may be alleged in girl's slaying

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 02:30 PM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors said today they may include rape and molestation allegations in their murder charge against the woman suspected of killing an 8-year-old Northern California girl and putting her body in a suitcase.

Response quick to missing-children reports

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

CHICO — He was never really lost — and fortunately never endangered — but the mere possibility that a 9-year-old boy might be missing in Bidwell Park Sunday brought a lot of people running.

Seven identified gang members arrested in assault on 21-year-old Willows man

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- Seven people identified as local gang members were arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly taking part in an assault on a 21-year-old Willows man.

Sidelines: Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Tickets for the 37th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet sponsored by the Enterprise-Record are on sale now at the Enterprise-Record office, 400 E.

Suspect in head-on collision may face felony DUI charges

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

OROVILLE — A Sacramento man who allegedly caused a head-on collision while traveling the wrong direction on Highway 70 early Sunday morning will likely face felony driving under the influence charges.

Two children rescued; 3 adults arrested

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- Police responding to a disturbance in the 300 block of North Shasta Street early Saturday morning arrested three adults and rescued two children endangered by alleged drug use.

Two injured in Glenn County crashes

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- An all- terrain vehicle crash Friday injured a rider who took a curve too fast on a dirt road and was ejected as his Yamaha 400 quadrunner went down an embankment.

Monday, April 13, 2009

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Blog Log

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:22 PM PDT

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

California Nut Festival will skip this year

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:21 PM PDT

CHICO — The California Nut Festival will resurface with a new format, new location and new set of activities in spring 2010, according to Jim Lynch, executive director of Far West Heritage Association.

Daily Planner: April 13

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:17 PM PDT

Events Ballroom, Swing classes: Ballroom, 6-7:30 p.m.: Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Cha-cha, Night Club 2-Step hosted by Chico Women's Club.

Destroyed

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:21 PM PDT

A Cal Fire-Butte County firefighter works to extinguish a fire at a double-wide mobile home on Dunstone Road south of Grubbs Road early Sunday.

Early Sunday crash closes Highway 70

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:22 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- Two cars collided head-on when an alleged drunken driver drove south on the northbound side of Highway 70 at Garden Drive Sunday at 5:45 a.

Editorial: Squabble wastes desert's potential

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:17 PM PDT

Our view: We need compromise in the Mojave over alternative energy Who knew that one day 1 million or so acres of barren Mojave Desert would be so popular?

Kidnapped US captain freed; snipers kill 3 pirates

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:22 PM PDT

NAIROBI, Kenya — Navy Seal snipers on the fantail of a destroyer cut down three Somali pirates in a lifeboat and rescued an American sea captain on Easter Sunday.

Letter: Court usurped God's authority

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:17 PM PDT

This is in response to "Obama's nominee needs more scrutiny," by Kathryn Lopez in her April 3 column.

Letter: Freedom of speech a two-way street

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:17 PM PDT

Freedom of speech. Just what does this mean?Is this freedom a two-way street or has society made it a one-way freeway.

Letter: If there's a will, there's a way

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:17 PM PDT

Raffle a house. What a great way to show students that they have options. That they can get the community involved.

Local briefs

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:22 PM PDT

'Taxed enough already' protests Wednesday in Chico, Oroville Chico and Oroville will both be home to TEA parties on Wednesday.

News from our past

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:17 PM PDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'The building lid's off; area permits rolling in' Chico developers are preparing for an orgy of summer construction in what could be the busiest building season .

Obamas pick Episcopal church near White House for Easter services

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:22 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama opted for the safe choice for Easter Sunday, visiting the pale yellow church across from the White House where other presidents have worshiped.

Service at sunrise

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:21 PM PDT

Chris Reyes of Vineyard Church in Chico talks during a sunrise service on Easter Sunday at the cross in upper Bidwell Park, as Christians locally and around the world celebrate the resurrection of their Lord, Jesus Christ.

Three-hit shutout: Lohse fires masterpiece for St. Louis

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 10:22 PM PDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The big contract Kyle Lohse got from the St. Louis Cardinals has not gone to his head.