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28 min ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Big flames, small fire near Highway 99 overpass

CHICO >> The flames reached more than 10 feet into the sky around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, but firefighters stopped a blaze near the East 20th Street overpass at less than one-half acre.

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Related Topix: Fire, Chico, CA

2 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

Butte County car burglary victims frustrated by prevalent crime

CHICO >> Outdoor enthusiasts can imagine few worst ways to end an adventure than find their car windows smashed in and personal belongings gone, yet that frustration has become a common reality in parts of the city and elsewhere in Butte County.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Biz Bits: North Chico Chinese eatery shuts doors

As is the nature of business, the Chico restaurant at 1851 The Esplanade was operating one day and not the next.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Red Bluff, CA, Tehama County, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Editorial: Hits and misses

HIT >> While we sympathize with the plight of the homeless, we also believe what is happening to Chico's creeks and greenways is a budding environmental catastrophe.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Oroville, CA, Opinion

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

New trial date set for 2001 Oroville area homicide case

The trial of a Biggs man charged for a 2001 fatal shooting near Oroville has been reset to Oct. 6. Defendant Marvin Ray Markle Jr., 48, had been scheduled to face trial Monday, but defense attorney David Nelson sought a continuance Friday in Butte County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Biggs, CA, Solano County, CA

Mercury-Register

Man shoots self in hand, lies to police

CHICO >> A man suffered a gunshot wound to the hand around 11 a.m. today on the 1200 block of North Cedar Street, and police say he lied about what happened.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Free training class in Chico for newly licensed drivers

CHICO >> The California Highway Patrol's free driver safety education class for newly licensed teenage drivers will be held July 21. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Butte County Search and Rescue location on Morrow Lane.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

House fire contained in Gridley

Gridley >> Fire crews responded at 5:25 a.m. today to reports of smoke coming from a house in Gridley.

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Related Topix: Gridley, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Magalia resident given probation for marijuana refining lab

Butte County Superior Court Judge Kristen Lucena placed Benjamin Louis Pavan III, 28, on probation for felony counts of maintaining a place for narcotics traffic and manufacturing a controlled substance other than PCP.

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Related Topix: Magalia, CA, Concow, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico police cracking down on homeless encampments

A mess is left behind at an abandoned encampment along Lindo Channel in Chico on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Mercury-Register

Oroville Veterans Memorial Park committee launches Internet crowdfunding campaign

OROVILLE >> After a year of researching, the committee raising money for the Veterans Memorial Park to honor all Butte County veterans has turned to technology to help.

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Chico Enterprise-Record

The real dirt: Rattlesnake season

Summer is high rattlesnake season for us in California. Classified as a native reptile, the rattlesnake is the only venomous snake in California.

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Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte County votes to increase mosquito funding

The estimated increase in cost to most households will be $9.69 a year, payable with the semiannual property taxes.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, San Gabriel, CA, Madera, CA, Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

KRCR

Groundbreaking on new Hall of Records building

Butte County held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning to mark the beginning of the Hall of Records at 155 Nelson Ave. in Oroville.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Volkstock this weekend benefits Handi-Riders

Volkswagens, like this classic bus with safari windows photographed at a car show last month at Riverbend Park in Oroville, will be gathering again this weekend in Chico for Volkstock, a benefit for Handi-Riders.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Oroville, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Fogging tonight in Hamilton City, Nord

Chico >> Fogging to kill adult mosquitoes will take place 8-11:30 p.m. today in the Hamilton City and Nord areas, weather permitting, according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Hamilton City, CA, Richvale, CA, Biggs, CA

KRCR

Neighbor: I thought drowned boy was playing

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office the boy was swimming in an irrigation ditch a little after 3 p.m. southeast of Gridley near Humble and Archer Avenues when he became trapped in a pipe.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

KRCR

Lake Oroville water level falling rapidly

This summer Lake Oroville is on pace to set a new record for its lowest lake level ever.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Chico Enterprise-Record

Berryessa fire leaves Butte air unhealthy for some

Air quality in Butte County is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups today, courtesy of the Monticello Fire burning near Lake Berryessa.

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Related Topix: Gridley, CA, Chico, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Mercury-Register

Ground-breaking set Thursday for Butte 'Hall of Records'

OROVILLE >> It is not the end of the road, but Thursday morning a dream years in the making will take a giant step into concrete reality.

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